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Consultant E-learning Course Developer

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 04:39:17 +0000

Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 24 Jul 2020

About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.
Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by the Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.
ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change, and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

Background
ADPC, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), has been implementing the ‘Asian Preparedness Partnership’ (APP), which is a unique multi-stakeholder partnership formed with representation from the Government, Local Humanitarian Networks and Private Sector Networks from the six countries, namely, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The APP strives to improve the interface and partnership between Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations, and the Private Sector for enhancing capacities through partnerships, knowledge resources and south-south exchange, training, and networking opportunities. Further information on APP can be found at https://app.adpc.net/

APP activities are being carried out in the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic with preparedness and response actions in APP countries primarily led by the local actors, namely national and sub-national governments with support from the private sector, local NGOs and volunteers. ADPC is proposing to strengthen the COVID-19 response systems in APP countries, through a special grant that supports local partner organizations, including the private sector in responding to various challenges arising from the pandemic through locally-led priority interventions. “Business continuity” is increasingly key for enterprises in dealing with uncertainty in today’s world. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, it is clear that putting in place a system/mechanism to ensure business continuity within the enterprise is more and more critical for businesses to prepare for, respond to and recover from any business disruptions arising from natural and man-made hazards.

In this context, ADPC will develop an E-learning/ online course on scenario-based business continuity/service continuity planning for local partners in the APP countries and beyond. The e-learning course/online modules are designed to promote awareness and knowledge of business continuity and its processes for nurturing the capability as part of overall efforts for building business resilience. By building fundamental knowledge and skills on taking a step-by-step approach for developing a documented plan, called business continuity plan (BCP), this module aims to equip the participants to develop a BCP and operationalize the BCP.

By adapting existing training modules of ADPC’s iPrepare Business facility, the course is primarily intended for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as other relevant stakeholders who support the SMEs from the public and private sectors in the APP countries. Converting and housing the modules in a virtual, online-based format is particularly apt during this period of charged working modality due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the online course will also serve as a resource that can be accessed and utilized by APP partners going forward to supplement classroom-based training for building SME resilience as well as by other stakeholders even beyond APP in the post-COVID-19 period.

Statement of Intent
The Consultant E-learning Course Developer will work with the ADPC program team for co-development of the E-module development, including creation of instructional videos, formulation of interactive and webpage related components of the modules, required graphics and analytic function to track user details etc. The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the iPrepare Business facility, a dedicated unit within ADPC for engaging the private sector in disaster risk management in the design and layout of the course as well as contents development.

Supervisor(s):
Project Manager for COVID-19: Country Support to APP Program and Director, Preparedness for Response and Recovery (PRR) Department, based in ADPC Bangkok

Evaluator(s):
Project Manager for COVID-19: Country Support to APP Program and Director Preparedness for Response and Recovery Department.

Required Qualifications / Selection Criteria:

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or related fields especially in developing software and/or demonstrable portfolio of similar work or assignments are undertaken
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in the development of websites and learning tools
  • Experience in developing online learning and tools and converting these for use as part of an online interactive platform
  • Experience in developing instructional videos in animated or graphic formats
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability and flexibility for co-designing instructional learning tools
    Scope of Work/ Deliverables: Under the supervision of the Project Team, the Consultant will develop a 3-4 hour online course, converting the existing curriculum on Business Continuity Management provided by the ADPC program team to be used in a virtual format with design and animations as necessary. Training materials include PowerPoint presentations, templates (worksheets), and reference materials e.g. case study and instructional videos (where applicable). To measure the knowledge gained by the participants after the module, a post-test (in the form of a quiz) will also be included as part of the e-module. As such, the deliverables for the assignment are as follows:

  • Set of instructional videos with voiceover, formulation of interactive and webpage related components of the e-modules, graphics and user analytic function etc.

  • Improvement and revisions of the developed/pilot online components based on the feedback from ADPC team

  • User instructions/manual for ADPC to maintain management of the backend of the e-learning modules

  • Launch to ADPC’s e-learning portal and dissemination of the e-learning modules

  • Finalization and any necessary modification of the e-learning modules based on feedback/review of the program team

The package delivered by the consultant would provide a warranty period for the necessary maintenance of the online course components for a period agreed with the project team i.e. 6 months after the launch of the course.

Period of Engagement
The Consultant shall be engaged from 5 August to 30 November 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed). Commitment to an agreed timeline must be made prior to beginning the work.

Duty Station
There is no fixed duty station for this assignment. The Consultant E-learning Course Developer can work remotely on this assignment via online modality.
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Reporting**
In performing the duties indicated in this scope of work, the Consultant will communicate and will be reporting to the Project Manager for COVID-19: Country Support to APP Program based in Bangkok, Thailand in close coordination with other project personnel and other team members of the PRR Department of ADPC. This is to ensure compliance with the assignment including administrative procedures based on ADPC Policies and Guidelines as mentioned in the Statement of Work.

How to apply:

Interested applicant(s) should forward the detailed CV and / or relevant portfolio of work with the quotation indicating estimates of their professional fee in US Dollar amount (applicable taxes inclusive) by email not later than 24 July, 2020 addressed to adpcjobs@adpc.net. Any queries or clarifications related to this consultant work should be sent to Mr. Kilian Murphy, kilian.murphy@adpc.net

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Terms of Reference (TOR) for External Security Consultant for the Second Phase of Afghanaid Security Management in Afghanistan

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 04:33:57 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Afghanaid
Closing date: 1 Aug 2020
1. Overview

Afghanaid is seeking a consultant to build on an extensive assessment undertaken in 2018 and to further asses of our security management policies and capabilities and provide recommendations based on their findings. This will include an analysis of the security situation in Afghanistan, Afghanaid’s existing security framework and the current capacity of our security team. The consultant will propose modifications, revise and develop security documents and conduct relevant training for staff to ensure that our security measures and practices are sufficiently robust.

1.1. The Organization

Afghanaid is a British international NGO that has worked in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul and with offices across nine other provinces. Afghanaid employs 400 national and 10 international personnel. A small marketing and fundraising office is based in London. Afghanaid’s work helps community-based recovery and development in some of the most remote areas of the country.

Afghanaid works alongside poor Afghans to enhance their opportunities and capabilities to achieve sustainable and equitable economic and social development. Afghanaid does this through a range of programme interventions that support grass-roots development of basic services: such as improving water and sanitation, constructing access roads and education facilities and other community infrastructure; improved livelihoods through natural resource management, improved farm technology and small enterprise development, enhanced value chains and market linkages; as well as disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid great respect and widespread recognition.

1.2. Security Context

Afghanistan is a country beset by four decades of conflict and insecurity and it remains one of the most dangerous places in the world for aid and development workers. It is Afghanaid’s duty to safeguard the safety and security of its personnel while upholding its mission.

Our personnel are exposed to levels of insecurity that vary from province to province, district to district and depending on factors such as the level of community acceptance, the type of work undertaken, the profile of beneficiaries, the profile of the specific donor and the conduct of our staff.

For the past several years Afghanaid has applied a mixture of “prevention and acceptance” and “protection” measures. Afghanaid maintains a longstanding presence in several districts of Badakhshan, Samangan and Ghor provinces, even in areas where armed opposition groups hold sway. The vast majority of staff employed in these provinces originate from the same province, often the same district; we are well known to community members and behave in a respectful manner. In the past four years, Afghanaid has expanded operations to include the provinces of Takhar, Nangarhar, Logar, Herat, Daykundi and Kabul, where we have taken a similar approach by employing local staff and building relations with local stakeholders. All project activities are conducted with the support of community committees. Preventive measures are also applied; for example, offices and cars are unmarked and travel is restricted. A body of tried and tested security policy and practice are in place and external reviews are periodically conducted of our security arrangements and facilities.

The security dynamic across the country, however, is evolving. As Afghan and international security forces adopt new approaches based on the February 2020 US-Taliban peace agreement, armed opposition groups continue to splinter, evolve and adopt tactical changes. Criminality is also alarmingly high, especially in Kabul.

The primary threats that Afghanaid is exposed to are: robbery and abduction, collateral damage, street and social incidents, workplace threats and attacks on individuals and fires and earthquake. Although the organization maintains a low profile, the possibility of a direct armed attack remains.

2. The Consultancy Assignment2.1. Purpose of the assignment

This consultancy is part of the second phase of an external examination of Afghanaid’s security structure. Utilising the findings from our initial consultant, this consultant will conduct a complete examination of the existing procedures and SOPs of Afghanaid’s security framework, policies, structures and systems. They will identify and revise any operational weaknesses within our security structure, and clearly communicate their recommendations to our security team. (S)he will practical exercises with the security team based on their findings, ensuring that their capacity is strengthened.

Key Objectives of the Assignment

a) Review and become familiar with all of Afghanaid’s existing security related documents, including the report of the 2018 security assessment and plan, security and safeguarding policies, Safety and Security Manual, Welcome Guide, Risk Matrix, Check Lists, and security protocols and practices, ensuring their relevance and alignment and redesigning and rewriting as necessary.

b) Assess the physical and environmental security of Afghanaid’s facilities in Kabul the field and recommend improvement according to priority and affordability.

c) Reassess Afghanaid’s security preparedness, movement control, security related communications and incident response in all locations and recommend and develop system improvements, according to priority and affordability, such as contingency planning.

d) Assess the strengths and weaknesses of Afghanaid security personnel and security focal points. Formulate personnel development plans to coach, mentor, train and recruit a highly professional team.

e) Review and revise the security data collected by the initial consultant. Reorganize existing templates in order to ensure user-friendly, easy-to read files.

f) Develop necessary policies, tools and checklists for assessing, controlling, reporting security related information, as well as for measuring effectiveness and improvement in security management.

g) Guide in advanced implementing security and safety trainings, drills and capacity building. Travel with the security team to the field offices and propose safety recommendations on programming, movements and negotiation based on the context evaluation.

h) Train the senior management team in the head office and as well as at the provincial level in controlling soft conflict, challenges and conflict resolution and conducting HEAT, Desktop exercise, crisis management/ exercise and critical incident management training.

i) Conduct trainings such as advanced counter-surveillance, access negotiation, conflict resolution, advanced security management and training of trainers training for the security team.

j) Conduct training on advanced communication strategies for increasing internal acceptance of security policies and procedures

k) Review existing SOPs, security management plan and security policies and recommend tools for monitoring and implementation with the security team.

l) Create a plan for long-term support to the security team in Kabul that would allow frequent monitoring of security and safety plan implementation while abroad (Remote Coaching)

m) Provide supportive topics, agendas and training materials to be covered by the security team in accordance with the situation and applicability in Afghanistan.

n) Identify external training opportunities for security team

o) Prepare a summary presentation for senior management on the findings and way forward.

3. Assignment Methods

The commissioned consultant and Afghanaid will be jointly responsible for choosing the methods that are most appropriate for assessing, designing, developing, sharing and training on the outcomes of the assignment. Methods should be rigorous and effective yet at all times proportionate, appropriate and affordable to the context of the assignment. Where possible, the consultant is encouraged to triangulate data sources and draw on appropriate existing material and established practice so that inputs and outputs are as robust as possible.

3.1. Different approaches

The consultant is encouraged to apply a mixture of methods to gather and assess the current available information as well as develop policies and tools and provide training. Methods may include, desk research, interviews, focus group discussions, field surveys, videos, brainstorming, small and large group discussions, role-play, simulations etc.

4. Contractual and Reporting Arrangements4.1. Management arrangements

For the duration of the contract, the Security Consultant will work alongside and coordinate with Afghanaid’s Senior Security Advisor and Head of Security and report regularly/bi-weekly to the Managing Director and Security Committee.

Afghanaid will provide accommodation and transportation, as well as logistical and technical support to facilitate required travel, meetings and training, as well as provide suitable workspace and Internet and phone access while in Afghanistan.

4.2. Timeframe and Deliverables

The Consultant is expected to start the assignment within October 2020 but scheduling will need to recognise that global travel restriction due to COVID-19. It is also anticipated that the work will be completed on a part time basis over a period of months that allows the consultant to work with the security team and other personnel in a developmental manner, revising guidelines, tools and procedures; developing and delivering training of trainers; coaching and mentoring the team incrementally, over as much as a six month period, so as to allow time for personnel to learn, adapt and embed the proposed changes.

The main body of the final report must be a substantial document that:

a) Fully addresses the Objectives;

b) Provides findings and makes recommendation that are prudent, proportionate, appropriate, affordable and consistent with Afghanaid’s values and way of working.

c) Limited to a maximum of 30 pages of A3 paper. Annexes may be added.

The consultant will include the following specific activities in the assignment and will indicate the number of days they propose for each activity. Ultimately, the duration has to be discussed and agreed with Afghanaid. Afghanaid expects that the consultant will need to spend at least 40 working days inside Afghanistan over the duration of the consultancy.

How to apply: Application process and Timeline

We invite interested international individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

· Expression of Interest (EoI) outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology;

· A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame;

· Copy of CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the assignment;

· Professional fee (in USD – either lump sum or daily rate).

Your EoI must be received by COB on 1st August 2020, clearly marked “External Security Consultant”; mailed to: vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk

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Area Manager

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:41:59 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Relief International
Closing date: 13 Aug 2020

JOB TITLE: Area Manager

REPORTS TO: Country Director**

LOCATION: Based in Maban, Upper Nile, South Sudan

ABOUT RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Area manager leads Relief International’s humanitarian assistance response efforts in Maban County, providing management guidance to ensure effective and efficient programming. As RI’s most senior representative in the field, the Area manager must come with a senior leadership profile with a proven track record in managing emergency and refugee programming. The successful candidate will be well organized and able to represent RI to partners including beneficiaries and donors. The Area manager must be able to handle sensitive, complex issues in a diplomatic way.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Representation **

• Develop a sound understanding of Relief International and its programs in Maban for both refugee and host community settings.

• Establish, develop, and maintain effective, professional relationships with local leaders, local authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors / stakeholders.

Security **

• Assume overall responsibility for the security and safety of program staff and assets within the area of operation.

• Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the area, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the CD and DCDs and liaising with other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment.

• Ensure that all staff is adequately trained in the use of all communications equipment.

• Establish and maintain a well-documented emergency response procedure that all staff can follow.

• Ensure compliance with Relief International’s safety and security SOPs.

• Ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders.

Program Coordination **

• In collaboration with technical coordinators, provide leadership and direction to the field program teams for the development and implementation of programs activities to ensure that program targets are met and communicate any challenges or difficulties encountered in implementation to the head office in a timely manner.

• Work with the support teams (HR, Finance, and Operations) to ensure that program teams receive optimal operational support for program implementation.

• Support development and maintenance of effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes.

• Identify gaps in existing programs and work with the program managers and technical coordinators to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them

Staff Management **

• Supervise and provide direction to HR/Admin

• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions. Resolve staff conflicts and concerns in a timely manner.

• Promote the team diversity, integration to the local context, continuous staff capacity building and training.

• Assist in development review /Implement/maintain the national staff personnel policy manual.

• Implement/maintain system for regular staff evaluation, and standard procedures for new position posting, interviewing, and applicant selection in line with Relief International and donor requirements.

• Promote and monitor staff care and well-being.

Budget Management **

• Oversee all field level budget expenditures and ensure they are compliant with RI and donor regulations.

• Implement and maintain verifiable internal financial controls in line with the policies and procedures.

• In collaboration with technical coordinators, monitor budget spending in line with the spending plans and develop remedial plans where necessary to ensure budgets are optimally utilized.

• Support financial reporting, including monthly Budget vs Actual reviews

• Inform senior management of changing budget needs, and participate in budget development and revision processes

Operations Support **

• Ensure smooth operation support to program activities in Maban County, including procurement, stock and asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment).

• Support and ensure operation team works effectively with other units to improve planning such as procurement and movements planning and a rational resource utilization.

• Undertake periodic system reviews of procurement, fleet, asset, warehouse/inventory, suppliers and vendor contracts and communication systems to identify areas for improvement and compliance with RI global systems.

• Review key operation performance indicators and take appropriate action support in achieving the set objectives.

Qualifications and Requirements: **

• Proven experience in area management with bias towards field operations and security management).

• Experience with UNHCR, BPRM, UNICEF and WFP donor rules and regulations will be an added advantage.

• This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment. Creativity, flexibility, and strong work ethic are highly valued.

• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in area program management in conflict settings.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently.

• Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail

Success Factors:

The ideal candidate will be passionate, enthusiastic and driven, and have experience of working with national and expatriate team members to lead medium-size programs in complex and protracted emergency responses. A demonstrable commitment to national capacity strengthening is mandatory. S/he will have demonstrable experience of managing health programmes in fragile settings, have excellent experience in representation and program coordination including working closely with partners. Experience working in project management within an INGO in conflict-induced fragile settings is mandatory, with previous experience in South Sudan desirable.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.**

We value:

· Inclusiveness

· Transparency and Accountability

· Agility and Innovation

· Collaboration

· Sustainability

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

This position is based in Maban, South Sudan with occasional travel to Juba and offers an opportunity to join a diverse and open workplace, with a team committed to inclusion, innovation, and personal development. We also offer:

· Accommodation in a shared compound in Maban, own room.

· 6-week R&R cycle with a financial contribution towards the R&R costs.

· Very competitive compensation, Danger Pay and daily post differential among other benefits.

· Access to RI’s award-winning learning management system with a wide menu of training resources, and internal/external training courses. **

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter by August 13th, 2020. Due to the critical nature of this assignment, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be interviewed prior to the closing date that may appear on any of the job boards where this vacancy is posted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interest applicants please follow this link to apply;

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp...

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Deputy Country Director - Operations

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:35:16 +0000

Country: Sudan
Organization: Relief International
Closing date: 13 Aug 2020

Job Title: Deputy Country Director - Operations

Location: Khartoum, Sudan

Reports To: Country Director – Sudan

About RI

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. RI has been working in Sudan since 2005, delivering integrated Health, WASH, Nutrition, FSL and Protection projects.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Country Director - Operations will provide the RI Sudan Country Program with leadership that contributes to improved systems and standards in Logistics, Procurement, HR, Security and associated administration. The position is a standard bearer for Relief International’s core policies in procurement, HR, business ethics, code of conduct, and conflict of interest policies. The position is integral to the smooth functioning of the RI Country Office, with support systems geared to ensure efficient and effective operations in the RI field offices toward successful project cycle implementation, staff care, and operational integrity at all levels.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Provide coordination for field offices to report to the Country Office on the same operational standards and systems toward ensuring RI Country, Institutional and audit systems are policy compliant and fully functional.

Team Coordination

· Participate as a member of the Country Office Senior Management Team under the Country Director's leadership, contributing to action planning, strategies, problem solving, and providing reports on Operations Department activities

· Ensure integration of all operations department activities (Procurement & Logistics, IT, HR & Administration, Security) with Programs Management teams to ensure that operational aspects are fully in alignment to Rl's mission and implementation of quality programming and living and working environments at the highest standard.

Procurement

  • Ensure that RI Global procurement policies and procedures are kept up-to-date. Ensure changes are disseminated in a timely manner and that all appropriate staff are trained and competent. Ensure local, national and international procurement practices are compliant with donor regulations.
  • Participate in mobilization efforts and meeting for all new projects and project extensions. Participate in finalizing of Procurement Plans for all grants.
  • Centralize the program supply chain by setting up of effective order management systems including pre-approved, preferred suppliers and framework agreements.
  • Ensure that the supply chain is appropriate and cost effective, based on budget, markets, infrastructure, nature of the RI programs, and need for timely delivery.

Warehouse and Stock Management

  • Provide support to the warehouse team and make sure systems and reporting is in place to allow effective storage and distribution of transit and centralized stocks.
  • Make sure stock management systems are implemented and all key staff know and adhere to policies. Support in monitoring projects stock levels and advice on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands.
  • Oversee the stock management of pharmaceutical drugs are ensure that minimum standards are enforced in the management; inventory and transportation.
  • Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented. Improve on and ensure accuracy of reporting and tracking databases.
  • Ensure regular rotation of stocks (particularly medical items) ensuring limited losses due to expiration
  • Assist in the preparation of analysis and reports on inventory tracking, movements, etc. Analysis, reporting and follow up of such findings.
  • Oversee routine physical stock counts, document discrepancies and report losses to finance
  • Ensure receipt and reconciliation is done for all stocks which have been transferred from the warehouse to another RI location.

Assets

  • Ensure a centralized asset register is maintained; ensure that all office and program assets are logged. For all assets maintain tracking system and ensure all assets are issued with unique RI asset number, ID tag and are tracked.
  • Ensure assets and property are effectively managed, asset list is updated regularly and assets are disposed of according to RI and/or donor regulations. Ensure annual (or bi-annual) asset checks are completed; damage and losses are reported immediately.
  • Ensure donor reports for assets are timely completed and submitted to the Finance/Program and other departments as appropriate. Ensure appropriate and timely disposal of assets as necessary according to donor standards and regulations.

Transport, Travel & Fleet

  • Ensure management of vehicle fleets is in line with RI standards; ensure that appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles is achieved throughout the program and ensure servicing and maintenance schedules are adhered to.
  • Ensure transport services are cost efficient and reliable. Ensure the efficient coordination timely delivery of supplies to projects.
  • Ensure systems are in place to effectively plan, coordinate and monitor staff travel by road or air (national or international).

HR Leadership:

· Responsible for ensuring recommended HR policies and protocols are put in place, regularly updated and followed accurately.

· Oversee all human resource services/processes including recruitment, salary administration and compensation, performance review, training and development, ensuring compliance with human resource rules, regulations, procedures and standards of performance and ensuring that hiring managers actively seek to create diverse teams in terms of gender and geography.

· Create and establish appropriate processes within the whole organization to comply with RI policies regarding leaves, records and absences.

· Lead the review of the staff handbook to ensure it is up to date, appropriate and a reference point for all employees, also compliant with local law.

· Oversee and ‘champion’ an integrated Performance Management and Development program across the whole organization to monitor, measure and support staff to achieve the organization’s objectives.

· Promote and support a learning culture by empowering individuals and teams to identify critical learning needs and plan/provide easy access to learning opportunities to maintain personnel competency and flexibility.

· Train HR team across organization and make sure capacity building is an integrated part of the job.

· Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

*Staff Management:*

• Proactively develop the skills of RI staff to understand and utilize appropriate tools and services to design and implement quality programming.

  • Visit Field offices on regular bases and work with field staff to identify operational needs and ensure that issues are raised with CD, Department leads and other staff, as needed, to ensure they are included in new budget development.
  • Design and implement capacity-building opportunities to strengthen the capacity of RI Operations staff.
  • Provide feedback through regular performance evaluations and ensure staff is held accountable in accordance with the RI Human Resource policies.

Other

  • Working with Security, make sure the practical and effective implementation of the country security guidelines are in place for all logistics activities.
  • Monitor appropriate sections of the budget(s). Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure reports and give feedback to CD and other key staff as agreed.
  • Review monthly Logistics’ reports and give feed-back to all operations staff, Department Managers and other key staff as needed.
  • Work in close collaboration with other members of the RI team; sharing information on the assessments and proposed interventions, providing overviews of logistics requirements for the development of project proposals and subsequent projects.
  • Liaise with government, UN and other agencies as necessary. Represent RI at LogCluster and other relevant meetings.

· Comply with all relevant RI policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.**

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • University Degree required, Master’s level preferred in Business Administration or related discipline (Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management).
  • 5-10 years of demonstrated experience in a Senior Management position with focus on supply chain and logistics management

· Five years progressive management and leadership experience with at least 3 years international experience in supply chain management in an emergency environment including procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management.

  • Previous INGO experience in staff management, Logistics, finance and project follow up
  • Experience of security and risk management within a volatile context
  • Experience working with at least two of the following donors: USAID, BPRM, UNHCR, DFID, ECHO, and EU, and knowledge of donor guidelines.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of practical Supply Chain procedures and maintaining supply pipelines in areas with weak infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated excellence in training and capacity-building of specialist and non-specialist staff in Supply Chain Management.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills; strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

· Experience in Distributions of NFI’s and food.

  • Ability to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management and then effect change.
  • Must be able to function effectively in complex work environment, set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.
  • Degree or professional certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field preferred.
  • Understanding and experience with CASH programming desired.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Arabic is an advantage.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.**

We value:

· Inclusiveness

· Transparency and Accountability

· Agility and Innovation

· Collaboration

· Sustainability

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter by August 13th, 2020. Due to the critical nature of this assignment, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be interviewed prior to the closing date that may appear on any of the job boards where this vacancy is posted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested applicants please follow this link to apply;

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp...

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Program & Grants Management Internship

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:56:58 +0000

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Closing date: 3 Aug 2020
Position Summary

The Programs Unit at Search for Common Ground (Search) is seeking an intern for the Fall 2020 to provide support to the organization’s ongoing improvements in grants management tools, project planning, and project performance indicators. This intern will work with the Senior Vice President of Programs, and interact with various programs and grants management staff across Search’s four regions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This internship supports Search’s strategic transformation in line with the organization’s 10-year strategy, which aims to enable the organization to operate efficiently as it pivots towards expansion.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Senior VP Programs to improve grants management tools and capacities
  • Assist the Senior VP in organizing and supporting meetings and workshops to improve grants management tools and capacities
  • Prepare notes from meetings and support the revision of tools, incorporating input from various staff members
  • Other responsibilities include supporting the Senior VP Programs’ role in strategic transformation and organizational change
Qualifications
  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related area
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel utilization, Google suite, Internet Search Engines)
  • Experience in using project management tools
  • Interest & experience in creating templates, smart forms, and visualizing workflows and processes.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in supporting the implementation of projects, preferably with institutional (bilateral or multilateral) funding mechanisms
  • Understanding the importance of compliance in the project management cycle
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • French language is an advantage
How to apply:

Link To Apply: https://jobs.lever.co/sfcg/3db02d70-11f8-4398-a290-20d1795b03e0

Salary: This is an unpaid internship.

Location: This internship will be done remotely. Thus, applicants can be based anywhere in the world, provided he/she is able to coordinate with DC-based Senior VP

Start date and Duration: The intern will commence no later than 1 September. Preference to start in mid-August. The successful candidate will be available for a minimum of 12 weeks with a preference for candidates who can commit to 16 weeks.

Time commitment: Between 24 and 32 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.

*The deadline for submission of applications is August 3, 2020

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Digital Peacebuilding Internship

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:55:11 +0000

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Closing date: 3 Aug 2020

Position Summary

The Programs Unit at Search for Common Ground (Search) is seeking an intern for the Fall 2020 to provide support to the organization’s evolving digital peacebuilding partnerships and capacity building initiatives. This intern will work with the Senior Vice President of Programs, and interact with various programs staff across Search’s four regions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as staff engaged in learning and program quality.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Senior VP Programs with developing and building a digital peacebuilding partnership & capacity building strategy for the organization
  • Support the Senior VP in identifying and establishing key partnerships in order to complement Search’s core competencies
  • Working with the Senior VP and other staff in program quality and learning to identify capacity building opportunities for Search staff to strengthen their digital peacebuilding competencies
  • Support in organizing consultations, capture notes from consultations, schedule meetings and workshops when appropriate
Qualifications
  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel utilization, Google suite, Internet Search Engines)
Preferred Qualifications
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position
  • Demonstrated understanding of the peacebuilding field and the implementation of peacebuilding projects
  • Experience, or demonstrated significant interest, in the use of digital technology and digital platforms to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, either through personal experience, research, or as a practitioner
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
How to apply:

Link To Apply: https://jobs.lever.co/sfcg/35b4022d-95bd-4e0e-b01b-aeba2f640ffb

Salary: This is an unpaid internship.

Location: This internship will be done remotely. Thus, applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

Start date and Duration: The intern will commence no later than 1 September. Preference to start in mid-August if possible. The successful candidate will be available for a minimum of 12 weeks with a preference for candidates who can commit to 16 weeks.

Time commitment: Between 24 and 32 hours per week, with a flexible schedule

*The deadline for submission of applications is August 3, 2020.

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Consultancy for Fish Value Chain Analysis

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:17:59 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Oxfam Novib
Closing date: 23 Jul 2020

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR FISH VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS (VCA) IN TARABA STATE

A. INTRODUCTION

The produce and sell (PROSELL) project is a 54 months Food Security and Resilience project funded by the European Union (EU) managed by Oxfam in Nigeria and implemented in partnership with Development Exchange Centre (DEC) in 80 communities in six (6) benefiting LGAs namely: ZING, ARDO-KOLA, TAKUM, DONGA, WUKARI, KURMI. PROSELL project is aimed at building resilience of 40,000 small-scale farmers, fishermen and livestock owners (women, youth, and vulnerable households), increase income of small scale farmers by enhancing their agricultural productivity, market access, and job creation along crop, fish and livestock value chains, enhance adaptive capacities of small-scale farming households to climate change and promote cooperation and mutual benefits of farmers, livestock owners, and all value chain actors in Taraba State. The Specific objectives are:

  1. To increase income of small scale farmers by enhancing their agricultural productivity, market access, and job creation along crop, fish and livestock value chains.

  2. To enhance adaptive capacities and resilience of small-scale farming households to climate change.

  3. To promote cooperation and mutual benefits of farmers, livestock owners, and all value chain actors.

Rationale:

Identifying issues that are critical for progress of agri-food chains including fisheries sub-sector and designing action plans to embark upon these issues is an important mission for chain actors and support institutions. Although this is a demanding task; development success depends on a large number of variables.

Value Chains describe the full range of activities which are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the different phases of production (involving a combination of physical transformation and the input of various producer services), delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use1[1].

Although Oxfam previously commissioned a study on market survey/rapid assessment of catfish/poultry value chain in Kebbi, Adamawa and Taraba states, the main objective of the study was to scale up the fish feed calculator App innovation which was piloted in Ibadan. Some of the limitations of the study include: a) the focus on a particular specie (i.e., catfish) and aquaculture system of production which may not be the predominant species and fish farming system, respectively in Taraba that plays critical roles in income generation among different actors; b) the findings of the study was limited to only one actor in the fish value chain, which is the input supply players (feed and fingerlings) thereby omitting other actors in fish value chain such as producers, processors, consumers and other supporting institutions (regulatory bodies, financial institutions, etc) who has important roles to play in the functioning and efficiency of fish business. These omissions are gaps that needs to be filled to give a direction to proper implementation of PROSELL’s fish component which seeks to support fish production entrepreneurs with access to inputs (both production and processing) and markets. It is against this backdrop that there is need to conduct a comprehensive study of all the fish value chain with the view to identifying existing market outlets, determine worthwhileness of fish business, analysing the strength, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of fish business, and constraints that militates against the efficiency of the entire value chain. The outcome of the study will enable the PROSELL project to identify ‘felt’ needs of the value chain actors and determine where programmatic interventions will focus to achieve significant impact on the livelihoods of the value chain actors particularly youth2[2] and women3[3].

Objective of the assignment

The underlying objective of the fisheries value chain analysis understand the socioeconomic characteristics of the key fisheries actors in the fisheries value chain identify opportunities for growth in the fisheries value chain in Taraba State. In doing so, emphasis should be on those opportunities that have the potential to generate significant additional livelihoods, particularly at the level of the fishing communities and for low-income groups. The study is expected to conduct an analysis of the upstream and downstream fisheries industry with reference to Taraba state. The results from the value chain analysis will be used to identify programmatic interventions to promote those livelihood outcomes for our target participants.

The primary fish product that the study is expected to focus for the study is both fresh and smoked fish (major species/product forms) destined for domestic markets. However, work will also be undertaken on frozen fish to find out more about the significance of these value chains.

Specific objectives:

  1. Describe the socio-economics characteristics of the fish value chain actors;

  2. Identify and describe the products and any distinct sub-groups that constitute the main focus for this study (fresh fish, smoked and frozen fish); where possible, provide an estimate of applicable product volumes in markets;

  3. Describe the predominant production practice especially by the smallholder fish producers to understand their capacity for sustainable fishery production practices;

  4. Describe the existing support systems/functions; and the rules, regulations, and norms governing the value chain in Taraba State;

  5. Geo-referenced identified fish production, processing centres and market locations across particularly in the LGAs of intervention (Ardo-kola, Donga, Kurmi, Takum, Wukari and Zing) in particular and Taraba state in general

  6. Map the chains and in so doing, identify the various actors, production size, gender composition, their functions and existing linkages in these fisheries value chains;

  7. Make a preliminary analysis of the input-output structure and the distribution of margins and return on investment along the chain;

  8. Make a preliminary assessment of the power relations in the value chain and how these affect the distribution of margins along the chain;

  9. Identify significant trends and changes influencing the fisheries value chains;

  10. From the perspective of fish value chain livelihoods, analyze the constraints and opportunities in the value chain (from the points of initial production to sale); and

  11. Make recommendations on interventions and partnerships that have the potential to address major production efficiency constraints towards that can lead to

significant expansion of livelihood opportunities in the value chains.

B. METHODOLOGY:

The Consultant/firm will be expected to adopt the Porter’s value chain framework[4] for the study. The assessment should be conducted with key value chain players including input dealers (e.g., feed suppliers, other inputs for pond); producers (i.e., ponds and artisanal); traders (i.e., collectors, retailers, wholesalers); marketers (e.g., food vendors, supermarkets, consumers); and with special consideration given to influencing factors (e.g., policies, finance, climate).

The VCA must also provide reliable background information and analysis related to the current conditions and realities in the artisanal and aquaculture value chains and overall fish value chain situation in Taraba state, with a specific focus on high value market systems.

This exercise will necessitate a mixed methods design that utilizes both quantitative and qualitative data collection strategies for collecting value chain data. Oxfam expects that the Consultant will conduct focus groups with the following partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries:

· Influencers: Department of fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, development partners, financial institutions, fisheries associations/co-operatives, etc

· Production segment of value chain: Input providers (e.g., feed mills, feed distributors, hatcheries and nurseries), artisanal fishermen, aquaculture producers, fish processors and buyers

· Post Production segment: wholesalers, collectors, distributors

· Retail end of value chain buyers: poultry farmers, food vendors, supermarkets, consumers

While designing the study and creating the methodology for focus groups, the consultant should utilize primary data collected for that activity to inform the questions and develop the implementation plan for collecting this data. The consultant will also be expected to conduct secondary data analysis to extract relevant information about the fish value chain in Taraba

C. STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT

Executive summary :This is a summary of the assessment with special emphasis on the main findings, conclusions, learnings and recommendations. (1-2 pages maximum).

Introduction; Brief description of the background, justification, objectives and scope of the study. (0.5-1 page maximum).

Methodology: This includes a description of the methodological approach of the study, details of the sample, the methods and tools used for collecting the data.

Analysis of the information gathered: This part presents the analyses that have been carried out from consulted information, secondary sources and the information generated from the primary data collected.

Findings of the study: This includes a description of the relevant evidence for responding to specific questions about the study.

Conclusions This should give the summary of the findings and conclusion drawn.

Recommendations: This part contains ordered, practical, applicable and prioritised proposals that enable Oxfam to know the value chain actors towards which to focus its program interventions

Appendixes: These present the relevant information that has been consulted or generated for the study including list and contact details of key informants consulted. The ToR for this assignment should also be included

[1] Kaplinsky, R. & Morris, M.: A Handbook for Value Chain Research. IDRC, 2000

[2] Oxfam defines youth as those individuals (both male and female) between the ages of 18 and 35

[3] Women as defined by Oxfam adult female who are above 35 years of age

[4] 9. Porter, M.: Competitive Advantage - Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. The Free Press, New York, 1985

How to apply:

Consultancy firms who meet the qualification and skills outlined in section 5 above should submit their technical and financial proposal to Bids@oxfam.org. Tender/bid should include:

a) A cover letter introducing the consultant/firm and its team composition.

b) A technical proposal of not more than 5 pages outlining how to execute the task with a clear framework, methodology and timelines

c) A two-page resume of each consulting team members

d) A document specifying the role to be played by each team member.

e) Evidence of experience conducting similar assessment.

f) Financial proposal to determine value for money

All enquiries should be addressed to ngaoxfamvendors@oxfam.org. The deadline for submission of bids is 5:00pm on before 23rd July 2020

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BUSINESS & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:51:43 +0000

Country: Philippines
Organization: Islamic Relief
Closing date: 20 Jul 2020

RATIONALE

Islamic Relief Worldwide is a leading international NGO with the goal of creating a caring world for the world’s poor and vulnerable people. Established in 1984, Islamic Relief Worldwide is headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK) and is working in over 30 countries around the world, providing humanitarian aid during emergencies and working for the longer-term development of world’s poorest people.

Islamic Relief Philippines (IRPH) started its operations in the Philippines immediately after Typhoon Yolanda struck in November 2013 and has since provided relief and recovery assistance to thousands of disaster-affected individiuals in Northern Cebu, Leyte and the Camotes Islands.

Currently, Islamic Relief Philippines is implementing a three-year project called, Sustaining Community-led Enterprises (SCaLE), in the Municipalities of Datu Odin Sinsuat and Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao

The overall aim of this Project is to contribute to transforming a peaceful, resilient, and financially secure communities. With this, under Outcome 1 of the Project which is aims to improve the financial security of two vulnerable communities through improved and resilient agricultural practices and diversified livelihoods.

The project will provide intervention on the components of Livelihood and DRR. On Livelihood the project commits to support the capacity building of four (4) Cooperatives, community economic activities, and in establishing communities’ link to market.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Business and Marketing Specialist is responsible for providing technical support for developing strategies for private sector investment and facilitate market linkaging for the Cooperative’s priority products in project areas in Maguindanao. He/She will also support the cooperatives groups in preparing project profiles, industry situationer, organize promotional activities, market linkaging session/forums. The technical assistance shall include providing training, information sessions, market matching, coaching and mentoring.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The job holder will work with the Programme Team and specifically for the SCALE Project Team. Directly supervised by the Project Manager and work closely with the Community Development Officers. And he/she will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

·Conduct market assessment and review existing market trends of Cooperatives, products, and services.

·Provide technical support and leadership to groups of Cooperatives on the development of comprehensive business plan in consultation with Cooperatives, government line-agencies and the private sector.

·Provide training and mentoring to Cooperative key members and leaders/Board of Members for the development of a business plan.

·Lead and facilitate technical support to Cooperatives in order to secure official certification and accreditation of business and products.

·Facilitate and establish market linkage to potential market partners and established local, national, and international agreements.

·Lead and facilitate technical support on product market matching sessions, promotional event and market learning forums.

·Provide and advise to Cooperatives on the most suitable digital marketing platform and online marketing site appropriate for their products and services.

·Coach and mentor Cooperatives members on workable approaches and action plans on digital marketing platforms to institute product awareness and attract potential buyers and business partners.

· Collaborate and work closely with IRPH colleagues to develop a thorough contextual understanding to avoid knowledge and performance gaps.

· Be familiar with the activities of other actors of other IRPH projects.

· Abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, CHS, the People in Aid Code, HAP, and Islamic Relief’s policies and procedures.

·Prepare and submit monthly progress reports and other documentation required by SCALE Project.

·Perform other duties given by the supervisor/manager.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

· Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Economics, Cooperative Management, Business Management, Marketing, Agribusiness. Graduate degree is an advantage.

· At least 5 years’ work experience in implementing business promotion and market linkages in BARMM or in conflict affected areas.

· Knowledge of community-based cooperatives and approaches in development settings.

· Demonstrated experience in forging partnerships with government, private sector, and donors, NGOS, etc.

· Knowledge of humanitarian standards (i.e. CHS, SPHERE, HAP, Do No Harm)

· Willing to travel in project areas in Maguindanao Province.

LANGUAGE

  • Fluency in English, Tagalog and knowledge of local dialect is an advantage.
How to apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application letter and comprehensive resume (in PDF format) indicating on the subject line: Business and MARKETING SPECIALIST to HR.Philippines@islamic-relief.org.ph 

Selection will be based on application letter, CV, interview and other relevant documents (as requested). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Closing date: Monday, July 20, 2020.

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Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:49:49 +0000

Country: Fiji
Organization: Coffey
Closing date: 10 Aug 2020
  • Key leadership role, integrating gender and inclusion throughout multi-sector programs in Fiji and Tuvalu
  • Full time contract to December 2021
  • Located in Suva, Fiji with some travel Tuvalu and to districts within Fiji

The Program
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, Australia Awards and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards and education programs in Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response and civil society engagement, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

The Position
The Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser will be responsible for leading the integration of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) across all the Facility’s programs and activities, in line with international good practice. They will implement, operationalise and monitor the Facility’s recently developed GEDSI Strategy and Action Plan by engaging with donor counterparts, partner Ministries in Fiji and Tuvalu and Civil Society Organisations) and actively build the capacity of staff across the Facility’s programs. Moreover, they will support staff, partners and stakeholders to develop and implement gender and social inclusive frameworks, utilise gender analysis tools, and to analyse information to inform decision-making and planning.

The Person
The ideal candidate will be a strong and vocal advocate for GEDSI principles and bring a contemporary understanding of international best practice approaches to gender and inclusion, as well as demonstrated experience implementing gender and social inclusion initiatives on large international development programs. Central to all this is being a strong team player and ability to build positive relationships across the Facility, with senior Government counterparts, CSOs and the broader development community in Fiji and Tuvalu to achieve results.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong background in gender equality, and while they will be responsible for GEDSI overall, they will collaborate closely with the Facility’s Disability Inclusion Advisers for specialist advice on inclusion of people with disabilities.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic Coffey recognises there may be limitations for an international candidate to mobilise to Suva – however at this point in time we encourage all applicants to apply and future COVID-19 limitations will be addressed during the selection process.

This position is classified Category B, Level 3/4 (dependent on experience) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visithttps://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/adviser-remuneration-framework for further detail.

How to apply:

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’. Please note we do not accept email applications.

For further enquiries, please contact us at internationaldevelopment@coffey.com and quote job reference number 498422.

Applications close 5.00pm (local Fiji time) Monday, 10 August 2020

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

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WASH Project Manager

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:49:23 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 14 Sep 2020

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the implementation and coordination of all WASH activities in the project location. Providing management, strategic direction, management and monitoring of the WASH project in Jonglei. Manages relationships with local WASH actors.

Project Overview

Jonglei State is affected by multiple humanitarian crises including inter-communal violence, displacement, food insecurity, flooding, and locusts. In accordance with its humanitarian mandate, Medair plans to open a new static site to provide emergency health, nutrition, and WASH interventions in Jonglei State. The new project team will be tasked with completing needs assessments in two counties, finalizing the areas and sectors of intervention and scaling up emergency response over an initial two-year cycle.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position is based in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

September 2020. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project Setup

  • Lead initial needs assessments and mapping of WASH services and gaps in counties in Jonglei State to determine the location of intervention. Implement the launch of initial WASH activities and the scale-up of WASH activities.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant WASH actors (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) in the new location.

Coordination/Representation

  • Attend the regular state-level Ministry of Water and WASH Cluster meetings. Proactively network the state-level WASH Cluster and other WASH actors and monitor gaps in WASH services provision in the chosen location.

  • Review and update Project Coordination Agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, and other agreements in place with UN agencies, government ministries, and NGO partners relating to WASH work.

  • Accountable for the management of all gift-in-kind WASH supplies and regular reporting on gift-in-kind stocks.

Quality Management/Project Design

  • Responsible for ensuring project implementation is according to Medair policy and compliant with Medair, donor, South Sudan and international guidelines; with the Project Coordinator, follow the guidance of the WASH Advisor regarding WASH programme quality, strategy and technical guidelines.

  • Responsible for monitoring progress against set WASH indicators, with the Project Coordinator and WASH Advisor.

  • Work with Project Coordinator and WASH Advisor to improve the quality of the WASH project activities.

  • Collaborate with the M&E Team to facilitate annual Knowledge, Practices, and Coverage (KPC) surveys.

Staff management

  • Line manage WASH Managers and WASH Officers.

  • Use Medair HR tools to support professional development and to build the capacity of the staff across the team.

  • Make decisions on staff planning and movement in and out of the field. Coordinate and approve RnRs and holidays for staff. Conduct staff appraisals and enforce disciplinary policies for positions directly managed.

  • Look for training for all staff with the WASH Advisor, emergency response training opportunities to the role.

  • Interview potential national and international staff, make recommendations for final hiring decisions.

Logistics

  • Final authority for all WASH requests going to the logs and finance departments.

  • Work with Juba and Jonglei Logistics teams to prevent stock outages and ensure stock requests, purchase requests, cash forecasts and movement requests are submitted appropriately in Juba.

  • Monitor expiry dates of gift-in-kind & stocks. Facilitate safe disposal & report losses to Juba management & donors.

Financial Management

  • Draft annual budgets for WASH projects. Review and approve all project expenditures and expense coding. Ensure proper financial procedures are followed by the WASH team.

  • Manage the assigned project budget and track expenses against project budgets, working with the Project Coordinator and finance officer to address issues of over or under-spending.

Security Management

  • Support the development of Security Risk Assessments and Security Plans for interventions in new project areas.

  • Monitoring security situation for teams traveling to field locations, gathering information from various sources and feeding back important information to the Project Coordinator and Medair management.

  • Oversee and monitor staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

Reporting and Communications

  • Complete monthly situation reports (sitreps). Provide programme data for donor reports to the funding manager and WASH Advisor prior to submission to donors. Responsible for open communication regarding project planning and implementation with the Project Coordinator, WASH Advisor, and other key staff.

  • Provide photographs for the Communications Officer, Project Coordinator to provide to donors and for fundraising purposes. Ensure that good relationships are maintained and that Medair’s mandate and values are understood.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a field relevant to WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).

  • Additional studies (Masters’ degree, or professional short-courses) in water engineering, environmental/ public health, international development or humanitarian context desirable.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.

  • 1 year of management experience. 1 year of overseas experience in an emergency context.

  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).

  • Understanding of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and CHS & international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values

  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Project Support Manager

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:46:58 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 14 Sep 2020

Role & Responsibilities

Support of the Jonglei projects-based staff and for the general support to Medair facilities in Jonglei and ensures that the project continues to run effectively in terms of supplies, storage and base management. This role oversees Human Resources, Finance and Logistics.

Project Overview

Jonglei State is affected by multiple humanitarian crises including inter-communal violence, displacement, food insecurity, flooding, and locusts. In accordance with its humanitarian mandate, Medair plans to open a new static site to provide emergency health, nutrition, and WASH interventions in Jonglei State. The new project team will be tasked with completing needs assessments in two counties, finalizing the areas and sectors of intervention and scaling up emergency response over an initial two-year cycle.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position is based in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

September 2020. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project and Base Setup

  • Facilitate mapping of infrastructure and resources and support the logistics functions of the assessment teams in the targeted counties. Identify a location and establish a static base with office and residence facilities.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) in the new location.

  • Facilitate setup of base, residence, communications, fleet, and security services in new base location.

Base Management

  • Meet the logistics and administrative policy requirements of Medair, donors, local legislation, suppliers, contractors and any other stakeholders, thereby ensuring policy adherence resulting in accountability, efficiency and integrity.

  • Oversee functions of the warehouse, and be accountable for stock management for all projects.

  • Manage the maintenance and quality control of any construction work of the Medair base and residence.

  • Provide required information to the Finance team in Juba with relevant managers, review, develop and implement systems to improve transparency and to detect and ultimately prevent loss or fraud within finance and logistics.

  • Carry-out regular inspections and spot-checks, both on systems and on-going work, to ensure the best use of Medair assets and resources.

Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee the logistics and base support staff, including recruitment, day-to-day management, staff development and training, appraisal, through providing focal point link to human resources.

  • Hold regular team meetings with the support staff, reviewing team and individual objectives and ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work.

  • Develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with colleagues to ensure they are kept informed of applicable activities and requirements.

Security Management

  • Support the development of Security Risk Assessments and Security Plans for interventions in new project areas.

  • Monitor security situation for teams traveling to field locations, gathering information from various sources and feeding back important information to the Project Coordinator and Medair management.

  • Oversee and monitor staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

Project Support Management

  • Ensure the smooth running of the project base, including line managing staff, to ensure the effective running of the compound and facilities.

  • Supervise all financial activities to ensure all cash management needs, reporting deadlines, salary payments are timely and internal and external audit requirements are met.

  • Ensure all internal financial controls & documentation are in place and that Medair & donor guidelines are followed.

  • Supervise the HR function in areas such as recruitment, induction, training, appraisals, and disciplinary action.

  • Ensure all national and international legal requirements relating to recruitment and employment are adhered to, including contracts, statutory deductions, record keeping and archiving.

  • Ensure accurate and efficient procedures are maintained in logistics, particularly in the areas of procurement, storage / warehousing / inventories and transportation.

  • Work with Project Managers and the Project Coordinator in the development of budgets for support and costs.

  • Manage and track expenditure of the project site General budget by ensuring spending is in accordance with time frames and adjust spending if required.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Degree in relevant subject such as Logistics / Management / Business Administration or equivalent professional / technical qualification. Security management training desirable.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification experience in a management position, preferably in a relief environment.

  • Overseas work experience, preferably with a relief and rehabilitation NGO desirable.

  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills. Good negotiation skills. Problem solving ability.

  • Advanced project management skills. Committed to consultative and servant leadership.

  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.

  • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values

  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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To seeking for Consultant of a Quantitative Research.

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:44:46 +0000

Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 28 Jul 2020

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Quantitative Research Associate

1. Background

In 2019, the Youth Employment Funders Group launched a call for proposals for the development of a white paper that captures evidence of what has worked well and what funders can do to effectively strengthen the meaningful engagement of young people in youth employment programs, strategies and funding investments. Funded by Citi Foundation, the white paper has been commissioned by YEFG to Plan International, in collaboration with AIESEC International. It aims to provide a common understanding of meaningful youth engagement in youth employment programs and strategies, as well as a roadmap for funders that outlines recommendations for embedding youth voices in various phases of program development.

In order to capture general perspectives of young people globally – especially those from a variety of vulnerable backgrounds (e.g. low-income youth) – on meaningful youth engagement (MYE) in youth employment, the research team is organizing an Online Engagement Survey which will target 300 young people. Quantitative data emerging from the survey will complement qualitative findings from current methodology approaches used for the White Paper, of which a first draft is expected by early September 2020.

Plan International is therefore seeking the services of a Quantitative Research Consultant to organize, manage and deliver on the Online Engagement Survey for the white paper research.

2. Objectives of the Consultancy

The consultant will be the main focal point for organizing and managing the Online Engagement Survey. As a member of the existing research team, the consultant is expected to self-sufficiently carry out the following specific tasks::

· Quickly assimilate all project background documents of relevance to the Survey and consult with project team members/Survey stakeholders;

· Develop a Survey methodology and respondent sampling approach for the Online Engagement Survey;

· Develop the Survey tool/questions based on the MYE conceptual frame (mutiple choice questions, skip patterns, etc.);

· Secure research ethics approval and follow/apply Plan’s safeguarding processes in coordination with team members;

· Upload the Survey online, pilot-test and manage the online platform, follow up on youth responses;

· Collect data on a daily basis; lead on Survey data analysis using adequate softwares for processing, cross-checks and triangulation (e.g. SPSS, STATA);

· Develop a 10-15 page analytical report (including a draft version for review) with aggregate findings and final recommendations, including an executive summary;

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3. Deliverables

The consultant is expected to produce the following outputs:

● Online survey respondent sampling plan and overall methodology;

● Online survey tool with appropriate research ethics and youth safeguarding protocols followed;

● Timely survey progress reports (e.g. emails, etc.);

● Data analysis write-up / Draft report for review by the research team;

● Final edited report with methodology, findings, recommendations and an executive summary.

4. Qualifications and Experience of the Youth Advisory Panel Representatives

The Quantitative Research Associate must meet the following criteria:

● Has min 5 years of progressive experience in conducting surveys/quantitative research and producing data-driven, actionable programme or policy recommendations;

● Preferably has an economics/statistics background (BA level, MA preferred);

● Familiar with SPSS, STATA or other statistical language softwares;

● Good knowledge of youth issues/youth development/youth engagement or youth employment;

● Experience working with development organisations a plus;

● Strong sense of initiative;

● Ability to work efficiently and remotely with minimal supervision;

● Ability to deliver to quality standards under tight and fluid deadlines;

● Fluency in written and verbal English.

5. Working Conditions

The consultant will work remotely for a period of 2 months, starting in July 2020. S/he will participate in team check-in calls and join virtual preparatory and data collection activities as required. Coordination with team members is expected.

The consultant is expected to start ASAP in July 2020 and provide maximum 40 days of work.

How to apply:

Interested parties shall submit the following:

● Comprehensive CV of the applicant; and

● Letter of intent

● Sample of similar survey work conducted with findings and recommendations (preferably youth-related)

Aforementioned documents shall be submitted to yes@plan-international.org and Supornchai.Nawataweeporn@plan-international.org with the subject “Application for Quantitative Research Associate-YES”. For any technical queries contact the YES!Team at yes@plan-international.org

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Livelihoods Officer

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:44:11 +0000

Country: Ukraine
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 28 Jul 2020

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Ukraine DRC operates since 2007. From 2015 on, DRC has successfully implemented livelihoods programmes aimed to provide IDPs and conflict-affected populations with income-earning opportunities, thus strengthening their resilience and reducing their dependence on traditional humanitarian aid.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a qualified Livelihoods Officer for it’s office based in Slovyansk.

The role of Livelihoods Officer is central to few activities of USAID funded project. Namely, LLH Officer will serve as an advocacy focal point between the project and external parties such as local NGOs, that serve vulnerable population communities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and local and national authorities, as well as other main advocacy players.

The LLH Officer will be responsible for technical development of advocacy-related activities and close supervision of grant implementation process with respect to grantees that operate in the same advocacy areas, support and capacity building of partners by providing valuable inputs, activities development and facilitation. The LLH Officer will be working closely with project’s grantees which apply for grants and support them alongside the selection process. Additionally, you will be directly involved in grant implementation process as to overseeing its successful implementation.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

· Under the leadership of Livelihoods Team Leader based in Slovyansk, ensure smooth implementation of the project activities;

· Support information dissemination and outreach activities to ensure active participation of the beneficiaries in the programme;

· Identify advocacy issues, i.e. legal/regulatory bottlenecks that directly or indirectly affect project’s beneficiaries, provide further analysis on the issue, it’s implications and possible strategies and practical solutions for mitigation (including both technical legal provisions and their implementation on local level);

· Elaborate position papers on the advocacy issues identified, as well as prepare suggestions for legislation (draft laws) /operation improvements (guidelines) for public institutions that serve the project’s beneficiaries;

· Participate in the selection process of the project beneficiaries and participate in the assessment if required;

· Make ongoing SWOT assessments on the community level, determining opportunities for project interventions among a variety of stakeholders;

· Build and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders, local NGOs and institutions involved into the programme;

· Work with local stakeholders to conceptualize solutions and prepare grant application packages;

· Assist grantees with implementation, collection of monitoring and evaluation data and grant close out;

· Support the organization of project events and public relation activities on the local level when requested;

· Work with project’s community visioning and economic development teams to identify opportunities;

· Coordinate the implementation of the project activities with other implementing partners and stakeholders in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts;

· Liaise with national/local authorities as necessary;

· Maintain good working relations with DRC and other organizations in the area of responsibility;

· Understand and ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct;

· Perform other tasks as requested by DRC management.

About you

· To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 5 years of overall working experience in grant making programmes in the field of technical assistance, especially focusing on advocacy issues identification, analysis and development and at least 2 year of work experience within an international humanitarian/development organization. The candidate shall be passionate about helping people and communities to improve their lives. You should also be endowed with virtues of honesty and responsibility. Great communication skills are essential.

Required experience and competencies:

· University degree in law, economics, public/business administration, or another related field;

· Knowledge of livelihoods interventions in Ukrainian context, good understanding of possible durable

solutions for conflict-affected population;

· Experience in collaboration with non-governmental organizations;

· Experience in designing, coordinating and supervising project activities;

· Experience in collaboration with local/government entities;

· Experience in working with IDPs and conflict-affected population;

· Experience in research/analysis and formal papers writing;

· Good communication, presentation and reporting skills;

· Full working proficiency in both oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian (equally important);

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.**

Desirable

· Practical understanding of the gender-based violence (GBV) survivors issues in Ukraine and Donbas;

· Good understanding of Ukrainian legislation, in particular in areas related to GBV;

· Legal degree and expertise in human rights law will be considered significant advantage;

· Good understanding of power relations dynamics and governance processes in Ukraine.

We offer

Contract length: 1 year with possibility of extension

Level: H2

Start date: August 20, 2020

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**

Closing date for applications: July 28, 2020.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

How to apply:

Please apply by following the link:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationForm/SinglePageApplicationForm.aspx...

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WASH Data Officer

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:43:13 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 26 Jul 2020
WASH Data Officer

at GOAL Syria (View all jobs)

North Idleb, Syria.

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in North West Aleppo both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

Job purpose:

The WASH Data Officer will be based in GOAL’s office in Harim to supporting the WASH Deputy Programme Manager with delivering project plans, managing information and reporting. S/he will work in close coordination Syria-based GOAL engineers and the Water Units.

The main responsibility of WASH Data Officer is to ensure that the project plans developed by the WASH management team are implemented. This will involve working closely with the WASH engineers and WASH operation assistants to produce progress updates for the Deputy Programme Manager. It will also involve directly liaising with the Water Units to collect, analyse and disseminate information. They will require a high level of computer literacy, especially Microsoft Excel.

Duties, objectives, and competencies

· Assisting the Senior Wash data Officer to develop work plans

· Ensure regular and consistent updating of WASH program information via appropriate reporting software/platform through Excel, SQL Server, and Power BI.

· Entering and analysing the data of water trucking and sharing the outputs with WASH management.

· Liaising with WASH engineers to ensure the timely implementation of work plans

· Providing Progress Reports to the Senior Wash data Officer.

· Collecting information from the Water units, ensuring that the information is correct

· Entering information on GOALs monitoring databases

· Highlighting discrepancies in the information collected and suggesting follow up action

· Any other task requested by the line manager.

Requirements (essential)

  • degree in information engineering or related engineering field.

· 3 years of experience is required in Data management that related to WASH field.

  • Excellent IT skills (Excel, VBA, SQL Server, Access, relational databases, Power BI)
  • advanced level of English.
  • high level of analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles.

Requirements (desired)

  • understanding of mobile monitoring systems including CommCare and Kobo Toolbox.
  • knowledge of Google Earth Mapping.

· Good knowledge in Goal's working context area.

· Previous working experience with NGOs (WASH field) a distinct advantage.

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the "apply now" button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

General terms and conditions

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

· Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

· Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

· Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Application deadline is 27 July 2020.

Thank you.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Project Coordinator

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:42:00 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 14 Sep 2020

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the Medair projects, the Project Coordinator also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and security.

Project Overview

Jonglei State is affected by multiple humanitarian crises including inter-communal violence, displacement, food insecurity, flooding, and locusts. In accordance with its humanitarian mandate, Medair plans to open a new static site to provide emergency health, nutrition, and WASH interventions in Jonglei State. The new project team will be tasked with completing needs assessments in two counties, finalizing the areas and sectors of intervention and scaling up emergency response over an initial two-year cycle.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position is based in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

September 2020. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project and Base Setup

  • Lead initial needs assessments to examine health, nutrition and WASH needs in potential target counties in Jonglei State to determine the location of intervention. Identify a location and establish a static base with office and residence facilities. Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders in the new location.

  • Oversee the launch of initial health, nutrition, and WASH activities and the scale-up of project activities.

Project Management

  • Oversee the overall implementation of the designated project(s) in consultation with the relevant Project Manager(s) and in accordance with the project proposals, ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget. Where necessary ensure preventative and corrective action is taken.

  • Manage an activity plan for the designated project(s), including resource needs analysis, covering the time frame of the project proposal. Support relevant Project Manager(s) in day-to-day decision making as requested.

  • Ensure regular monitoring against project objectives and complete and timely reporting of activities to Medair in-country and GSO managers, donors, line managers and any other relevant bodies.

  • Support the Programme Funding Manager, the Deputy Country Director and the Country Director by providing input into the development and production of new concepts and proposals.

  • Develop an implementation strategy which is appropriate to the country context and strategy.

Representation

  • Represent Medair at relevant meetings in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.

  • Liaise regularly with UNOCHA, cluster leads and co-leads for all relevant sectors, representatives of the Government of South Sudan and other partners and stakeholders.

  • Accompany donors on field trips and ensure programme details are transmitted in a timely manner.

Financial Management

  • Plan and construct the budgets for the designated projects, in accordance with donor guidelines.

  • Working with the relevant Project Manager(s), ensure that budgets are spent according to donor proposals and regulations and within the appropriate timeframe, making any budget adjustment recommendations to the Deputy Country Director and Country Director in a timely manner.

  • Monitor the spending of the designated project(s) to ensure they operate in line with Medair and donor guidelines for financial accounting and reporting practices.

Staff Management

  • Line manage three (Sector) Project Managers and a Project Support Manager.

  • Ensure all personnel related issues for the staff of the designated project(s) are carried out in accordance with Medair guidelines. This includes recruitment, appraisal, objective setting, development and training, disciplinary action, etc. If applicable, work with the relevant Project Manager(s) and deputy Country Director.

  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate and adequate training by providing mentoring and coaching and through the promotion of capacity building of local staff. Hold regular team meetings and, through a consultative leadership style and a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure, develop and build an effective team.

Security Management

  • Monitor the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis, with local authorities, other NGOs, the UN. Make reports, as appropriate, to the Deputy Country Directors and Country Director.

  • Responsible for the preparation, updating and implementation of SRAs, security plans and protocols for the area(s) of operation in response to changes in the security situation.

  • Ensure all staff members working for the designated projects and all visitors receive briefings and on-going training in security-related topics. Oversee staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

  • Train and support relevant Project Manager(s) in security planning, management, implementation and monitoring.

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair e-library and, ensuring that all formats are used and guidelines are followed.

  • In coordination with the Advisors, ensure designated project(s) are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country, and international standards e.g. Sphere and CHS etc. Follow the direction of the relevant advisors at GSO regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines.

  • Regularly assess and provide feedback on the quality of the programmes during field visits and at other times.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business Administration.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification experience in a management position, preferably in a relief environment.

  • Overseas work experience, preferably with a relief and rehabilitation NGO.

  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere, CHS and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.

  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills. Good report and proposal writing skills.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values

  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Operations Associate

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:41:56 +0000

Country: Philippines
Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Closing date: 28 Jul 2020

Contract terms: Full-time (though part time candidates will be considered with availability of 30+ hrs a week)

Location/Duty Station: Manila, Philippines

Closes: July 28, 2020

Projected start date: August 3, 2020

Reports to: Senior Global Operations Manager

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more 230,000 people with ground operations in eight countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need. HOT works closely with humanitarian and development partners including the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, World Bank, and UN OCHA, among others. HOT is excited to expand regional support in SE Asia/the Pacific with the opening of our Hub in Manila, as part of the Audacious Project.

About You

HOT is looking for someone passionate about, and experienced in, international development and humanitarian action. You should be able to work within a fast-paced, international organization responding to urgent crises and persistent development issues. You should be excited about working with an international team and ready to travel to work with different teams in the field. You should be familiar with the operations and internal functions of international NGOs and knowledgeable about the sector. You will work on a broad range of tasks and projects and have exposure to all aspects of the functioning of the organization and support the opening of our Hub office in Manila.

Responsibilities
  • Lead logistical set-up for physical office space in Manila
  • Lead asset management system for Hub, including entry, maintenance, audit and training of other staff
  • Support analysis and development of processes for Operations in the Hub regional office
  • Assist with regional recruitment and onboarding processes including training and documentation
  • Lead new vendor identification, procurement and onboarding
  • Research and advise on new systems and processes for operations, HR and finance
  • Support gender, diversity & inclusivity initiatives
  • Train Hub/regional staff on new organizational processes and systems and manage adaptations for regional context
  • Support creation and dissemination of printed and promotional materials for regional Hub
  • Support new business development through proposals and other fundraising initiatives
  • Support planning and running of the annual international HOT Summit & other events support as necessary
  • Support travel management & bookings for conferences, staff meetings, etc.
Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s or greater degree in International Relations, International Development, Non-Profit Management, Social Sciences, or similar
  • Passionate about humanitarian action and international development
  • 1-3 years experience in non-profit, non-governmental organizations and international systems
  • Familiarity with GSuite
  • Quick learning and adoption of new systems, softwares and processes
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A good sense of humour and willingness to learn
Compensation & Benefits
  • HOT values salary transparency and equity. All HOT salaries globally are set according to a framework detailed on our website.
  • HOT offers a work-from-anywhere culture, flexible working arrangements, a variety of health care options, retirement savings plans, and 24 days of annual leave for all full-time employees, in addition to 12 paid holidays.
How to apply: Please complete the form linked here. Continue to the second page to upload your CV/resume. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.

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Project Manager Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Policy*

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:38:54 +0000

Country: Germany
Organization: Welthungerhilfe
Closing date: 26 Jul 2020

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with a contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Berlin, Germany.

As Project Manager Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Policy you will plan and carry out advocacy projects of Welthungerhilfe with the aim of improving the quality of German and European development policy and programmes on food and nutrition security and increasing public financial support.

Your responsibilities
  • Project coordination

  • National and international advocacy work on agriculture, food and nutrition security, development policy, development, development financing and innovation, including development and implementation of events

  • Developing thematic positions and publications of Welthungerhilfe and representing them to national and international policymakers, business community, civil society and the public

  • Influencing and developing positions in agriculture and food and nutrition policy

  • Monitoring of political, scientific and public discussions as well as analysis and preparation of information on the subject area

  • Establishing and maintaining political contacts with representatives from politics, administration, civil society, science and the private sector

  • Development and implementation of a MEAL system

  • Contributing to the conceptual development of Welthungerhilfe’s political work

Your profile
  • A university or polytechnic degree in agriculture/environment/geo/political science or similar
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in project management and coordination
  • Expertise in at least one of the following topics: agriculture, nutrition, food security, climate policy, development finance, innovation
  • Multiple years of experience in strategy building and implementation as well as political and advocacy work at national and international level (EU, UN)

  • Experience in the creation of complex and comprehensive analyzes and concepts in the area of ​​development cooperation

  • Representation experience to stakeholders from politics, business, civil society, science, media at national and international level

  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English and German

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

How to apply:

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by July 27, 2020, by following this link. Your contact person is Rosemarie Rampp.

***We welcome applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession, or origin. In case of equal qualification, people with disabilities will be given preferential consideration.

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Marketing Communications Writer - Parental Leave

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:37:58 +0000

Country: Canada
Organization: World Renew
Closing date: 19 Jul 2020

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, is looking for a passionate communications professional to join our team in Burlington, Ontario as a Marketing Communications Writer. This position supports the vision and mission of World Renew and the Constituency Relations (CORE) team by researching, writing, editing, and coordinating the production of communications projects that inspire, educate, and motivate new audiences and World Renew’s existing constituents to ever increasing levels of engagement. We're looking for someone who possesses a love of a language with demonstrated advanced writing skills, good interpersonal communication skills, and an ability to meet multiple deadlines.

***Please Note: This is a parental leave cover, and the position is expected to last approximately 12-18 months.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Research, write, source photos for and coordinate the production of materials for Canadian churches. This includes bulletin inserts and other offering materials, materials for World Renew Ambassadors, and bulletin announcements
  2. Research, write, source photos for and coordinate the production of materials for marketing, fund development, and donor relations. This includes updates for donors; children’s giving projects, brochures, materials for the All Ontario Youth Convention, and other promotional materials. Ensure communication pieces reflect World Renew core values
  3. Manage editorial calendar for Canadian website and social media, ensuring stories are scheduled, written, and posted on time
  4. Write web stories for the Canadian website to ensure Canadian audiences are engaged with appropriate messaging and CDN program-related content is highlighted
  5. Manage recurring giving program content, soliciting and editing quarterly updates from field writers; coordinate the production and distribution of materials
  6. Research, interview, write, and source photos for posts to World Renew’s social media sites or in external publications such as The Banner, the Canadian Christian Relief & Development Agency newsletter, or blogs as requested
  7. Copy edit and provide feedback on stories and materials produced by other members of the Marketing Communications subteam
  8. Liaise with volunteer program, developing and implementing marketing and communications content
  9. Read newsletters and quarterly stories of transformation submitted by ministry staff; editing and repurposing for campaigns as needed
  10. Be an active participant on the Marketing and Communications team and contribute towards the creation and execution of an annual strategic marketing communications plan.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and More Details about this opportunity can be found on our website by visiting: https://worldrenew.ca/careers.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying should do so online by uploading a resume, cover letter and completing the online application found here: https://worldrenew.ca/careers.

The application deadline for this position is July 19, 2020.

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New Business Development Manager

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:35:51 +0000

Country: Jordan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 27 Jul 2020

New Business Development Manager

The Opportunity

The post holder will be responsible for developing high quality concept notes and proposals, with the support of the Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) team/Technical Advisers, Program Operations team and the Finance team, for major institutional donors in particular DFID, EC, ECHO, NMFA, SIDA, DANIDA, OFDA, UN as well as other governmental, non-traditional and corporate donors. The NBDM will undertake donors landscape studies regularly to identify donor trends, lead in the development of a funding strategy for the 2019-2021 strategic plan period, facilitate structured donor engagement, intelligence gathering, donor scoping, track and identify donor opportunities, coordinate and write proposals for large, competitive funding opportunities. The position requires innovative thinking and creativity to package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow our portfolio strategically and sustainably.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

· Native English language proficiency

· Experience of supporting new business development in humanitarian programmes, in particular writing of new grant submissions (proposal and/or concept notes).

· Native English language proficiency

· Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject with relevant field experience

· Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels

· Excellent representation, presentation and communication skills.

· Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets. experience with US and UK government programming, SIDA, DANIDA, ECHO, BMZ amongst others

· Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.

· Previous experience of project management and project cycle management, including project design, implementation and evaluation

· Good understanding of donor compliance and reporting mechanisms and requirements

· Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

· Ability to work well under pressure and work to deadlines

· Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

Desirable:

· Experience or understanding of the Syrian Context

· Experience working for Save the Children and working across organisational structures

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of international terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and

child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

· Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

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Health Project Manager

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:33:39 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 14 Sep 2020

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the implementation and coordination of all health activities in the project location. Providing management, strategic direction, management and monitoring of the health project in Jonglei. Manages relationships with local health actors.

Project Overview

Jonglei State is affected by multiple humanitarian crises including inter-communal violence, displacement, food insecurity, flooding, and locusts. In accordance with its humanitarian mandate, Medair plans to open a new static site to provide emergency health, nutrition, and WASH interventions in Jonglei State. The new project team will be tasked with completing needs assessments in two counties, finalizing the areas and sectors of intervention and scaling up emergency response over an initial two-year cycle.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position is based in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

September 2020. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project Setup

  • Lead initial needs assessments and mapping of health services and gaps in potential target counties in Jonglei State to determine the location of intervention.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant health actors (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) in the new location.

  • Implement the launch of initial health activities and the scale-up of health activities.

Coordination/Representation

  • Attend the regular state-level Ministry of Health and Health Cluster meetings.

  • Proactively network and coordinate with the state-level Health Cluster and other health actors and monitor gaps in health services provision in the chosen location. Ensure clear internal coordination within the health team, the wider Jonglei Project team, and with in-country Advisors, to increase integration of activities across sectors.

  • Review and update Project Coordination Agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, and other agreements in place with UN agencies, government ministries, and NGO partners relating to health work.

Quality Management/Project Design

  • Responsible for ensuring project implementation is according to Medair policy and compliant with Medair, donor, South Sudan and international guidelines; in conjunction with the Project Coordinator, follow the guidance of the Health Advisor regarding health programme quality, strategy and technical guidelines.

  • Responsible for monitoring progress against set Health indicators, with the Project Coordinator & Health Advisor.

  • Improve the quality of the health project activities, monitoring and evaluation, implementation of Core Humanitarian Standards and protection mainstreaming. Collaborate with the M&E Team to facilitate annual Knowledge, Practices, & Coverage surveys.

Staff management

  • Use Medair HR tools to support professional development and to build the capacity of the staff across the team.

  • Make decisions on staff planning and movement in and out of the field. Coordinate and approve RnRs and holidays for staff. Conduct staff appraisals and enforce disciplinary policies for positions directly managed.

  • Look for training for all staff with Health Advisor emergency response training opportunities.

  • Maintain a focus on building the capacity of the team, delegating tasks under supervision as appropriate.

  • Interview potential national and international staff, make recommendations for final hiring.

Logistics

  • Final authority for all health requests going to the logs and finance departments.

  • Work with Juba and Jonglei Logistics teams to prevent stock outages and ensure stock requests, purchase requests, cash forecasts and movement requests are submitted appropriately in Juba.

  • Monitor expiry dates of all medicines and medical supplies, including gift-in-kind, and other health stocks to prevent expiration before use. Facilitate safe disposal and report losses to Juba management and donors.

Financial Management

  • Draft annual budgets for health projects. Review and approve all project expenditures and expense coding.

  • Manage the assigned project budget and track expenses against project budgets, working with the Project Coordinator and finance officer to address issues of over or under-spending.

Security Management

  • Support the development of Security Risk Assessments and Security Plans for interventions in new project areas.

  • Monitor security situation for teams traveling to field locations, gathering information from various sources and feeding back important information to the Project Coordinator and Medair management.

  • Oversee and monitor staff adherence to security protocols, including security incident reports.

Reporting and Communications

  • Complete monthly situation reports (sitreps). Provide programme data for donor reports to the Funding Manager and Health Advisor prior to submission to donors.

  • Responsible for open communication regarding project planning and implementation with the Project Coordinator, Health Advisor, and other key staff. Provide photographs and information at the request of the Communications Officer, Project Coordinator, or GSO, to provide to donors and for fundraising purposes.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Diploma or degree in Nursing / Midwifery or qualification as a Medical Doctor.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field. 1 year of management experience.

  • 1 year of overseas experience in primary health care or emergency context.

  • Knowledge and experience of primary health care principles and management.

  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills. Problem solving ability

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and CHS and other international humanitarian guidelines.

How to apply:

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values

  2. Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

  3. Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

  4. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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