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Research and Learning Director

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:48:18 +0000

Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 19 Mar 2021

TITLE: Research and Learning Director

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

LOCATION: Laos

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology–creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research and Learning Director for an anticipated multi-year USAID Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program. The purpose of the activity is to improve the health and nutrition outcomes among lactating and pregnant women, newborns, children and adolescents in Laos.

This position is subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research and Learning Director will be responsible for overall management and coordination of research activities associated with USAID’s anticipated Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program. The main functions will be to finalize the project learning agenda, conduct research, and build research capacity of the Ministry of Health and other relevant Government of Laos partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Leads and ensures the quality of the project’s research components through approved work plans, budgets and ensures compliance with procedures and policies.

· Leads the development of the research and learning agenda for the project and serves as primary point of contact on related matters.

· Develops budgets for research and learning activities and plans course of action from initiation to completion of project.

· Oversees a team of research and learning staff for the project and ensures clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.

· Builds capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in implementation science research and learning methods and management

· Ensures research implementation adheres to USAID, FHI 360, international and Government of Laos policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound.

· Ensures all research conducted under the project promotes gender equitable programming.

· Develops, secures ethical approval for and monitors and maintains relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.

· Synthesizes project learning to contribute to filling knowledge gaps in the evidence base.

· Contributes to project deliverables (e.g., work plans, quarterly and annual reports) and other products; leads production of manuscripts, blogs and design of of learning events and other mechanisms for sharing project results and evidence.

· Compiles information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.

· Participates on behalf of the project in appropriate technical meetings and conferences for knowledge dissemination.

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QUALIFICATIONS**

Minimum qualifications

· An advanced degree in nutrition research, epidemiology, public health, nutrition, social sciences, or a related field required. PhD is an added advantage.

· At least 8 years’ experience in designing and conducting research and learning and leading and managing research teams on maternal and child health and nutrition for USAID and/or other donor-funded projects.

· Experience in applying qualitative and quantitative methods to researching and/or evaluating maternal and child health and nutrition multi-sectoral approaches.

· Extensive knowledge of collaboration, learning, and adapting concepts; preferred for health projects.

· State-of-the-art understanding of implementation science and/or monitoring and evaluation.

· Knowledge of the culture and context of Laos.

· Experience interacting and negotiating with government counterparts and other international and local organizations working at the highest levels.

· Fluency in written and spoken English.

Desired qualifications***

· Published in peer review manuscripts.

· Ability to work well with others, including local and foreign colleagues, implementing agency and government staff.

· Proven skills in management, supervision and leadership.

· Ability to manage and work independently and efficiently.

· Ability to transfer knowledge and skills to staff and government and implementing agency partners.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, to prioritize and respond in a timely manner.

· Proficiency in host country language.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resumes (max. of 3 pages) to APROProposal@fhi360.org

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CONSULTANCY FOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR SERVICES FOR THE WET MARKET WORKS

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:15:25 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust
Closing date: 16 Mar 2021

CONSULTANCY FOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR SERVICES FOR THE WET MARKET WORKS

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) has since the year 2002 developed a niche in supporting the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises by providing integrated business solutions for sustainable development. The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Government of Kenya and the European Union who later relinquished their position to the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA). Through its vision of being the leading and preferred provider of resources for the development of enterprises, MESPT is anchored on three (3) pillars namely:

  1. Green Growth Development

Promotion of Resource Efficient, Clean and Climate Sensitive Technologies & Solutions

  1. Enterprise Development

Market Development for MSMEs through a value chain approach to enhance effectiveness.

  1. Value Chain Development

All-inclusive and holistic View of the Micro-Enterprise as they engage with upstream and downstream stakeholders.

1.1 About AgriFI Programme

AGRIFI programme is an EU-Danida funded Programme whose objective is to support production initiatives for smallholder farmers that are adaptive to the changing climate and market requirements. The 5-year programme runs from 2018 to 2022 where MESPT is the Implementing two result areas (Result Areas II and III) of the overall programme that has four Results Areas.

The interventions build on the premise that there is a skill-set gap among value chain actors that has affected the competitiveness of agricultural VCs, and lack of coordination and harmony in dissemination of the required skills and knowledge to VC actors has exacerbated the situation. Besides, food safety has not been of priority in the dissemination of skills and knowledge gap. In addition, food safety regulation has been perceived as the sole responsibility of the Competent Authorities, leading to minimal participation by the private sector. That notwithstanding, Agriculture is a devolved function while regulation is a national function hence the need for strong coordination between the two levels of government.

Result Area 2. The area seeks to strengthen the capacities of actors along selected value chains namely Aquaculture, Dairy and Horticulture through the Agricultural, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) system approach.

To ensure compliance of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) measures by the country, the responsible inspectors and certifiers need to be empowered and equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to regulate SPS compliance of horticulture (with special focus on beans, mango and avocado), aquaculture and dairy produce. Activities under the result area inter alia include supporting upgrading, development, and upscaling of agricultural value chain-based training curriculums under the ATVETs.

Result Area 3 that seeks to increase the capacity of private sector and County Governments to implement and enforce standards on animal health, food safety and plant health. Whereas Kenya has high potential for commercial dairy, fruit, aquaculture, and vegetable production for domestic and export market, accessing international markets, Kenyan products must comply with sanitary and phytosanitary standards. Due to the lack of awareness of the social, environmental and economic costs of poor Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) compliance, many producers do not implement good agricultural practices that would mitigate the SPS issues.

Activities under the result area III will include translation of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations for value-chains supported under result area II into user-friendly sector guidelines tools and practices for use by the sector; and training private and public sector on sanitary and phytosanitary regulations (SPS) and food and animal safety requirements and supporting the development of quality management systems.

Implementing county governments will be supported in testing, surveillance and enforcement of SPS regulations. Broadly, the project will strengthen the capacities of value chain actors, bolstering commercial farming and improving food security. It is expected that AgriFI will demonstrate the existing potential in the enhancement of food safety systems and ATVET model in order to trigger investment from both the public (especially the counties) and the private sector.

In numerical terms, the Programme intends to achieve the following results:

i. 4 curricula reviewed and Training and Learning guides developed, addressing food safety, animal, and plant health.

ii. Strengthening the ATVETs centers in the 13 counties through institutional and trainer’s accreditation,

iii. infrastructure development and developing Sustainability/business plans for the centers as part of the exit strategy.

iv. At least 10,000-value chain actors (drawn from 13 counties) trained broadly in selected value chains.

v. 2,500 trained specifically in SPS.

vi. At least 300 ToTs trained in both broad value chain curriculum as well as on SPS.

vii. 13 Counties strengthened with tailored capacity to enable them to establish and operationalize SPS enforcement systems.

Ultimately, the above is expected to increase productivity of the selected Value Chains, improve food safety systems, and increase access to both local and export markets.

2.0. CONSULTANCY PURPOSE

One of the key strategies to Food Safety is to prevent, or at least, to reduce foodborne diseases through the enactment and proper enforcement of food legislation. This has been a key strategic option that the AgriFI programme is currently rolling out to strengthen and support Food Safety policy and legal framework within 13 Counties of focus. This in addition to the fact that establishment of model markets form part of AgriFI plan. Since it is already open knowledge that Foodborne diseases affect human health and cause significant economic loss, the mitigation of future effects of COVID 19 by supporting county governments establish model open/ wet markets would significantly enhance the already ongoing activities through departments of public health in collaboration with other relevant actors to develop bills, strategies and principle that will anchor the Wet Open Market component.

To strengthen the above, the programme has picked four counties to be a model in implementing the wet market concept. The programme will collaboratively work with Kisii, Nyandarua, Nakuru and Kilifi counties in building their capacities to address current issues affecting wet markets which includes:

  1. Market ownership
  2. Policies to address regulations.
  3. Waste management
  4. Support to physical infrastructure

AgriFI therefore seeks a firm which will offer supervisory and technical consultancy service in terms of bill of quantity for the renovations and construction of the selected four (4) markets (one per county) of Kisii, Nyandarua, Nakuru and Kilifi. The firm’s service and onsite presence will ensure that the works satisfy standards of structural integrity, quality of materials and workmanship, timeliness and budget specified.

3.0. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

This exercise will cover a total of four selected markets (one per county) in Nakuru, Nyandarua, Kisii and Kilifi the successful firm will be engaged in.

a) Preparation of bill of quantity with approximation of total cost of the project.

b) Contract management of the project in terms of supervisory role under the regulation of the representatives of MESPT.

4.0. DELIVERABLES

The firm will be expected to achieve the following:

a) Provide a bill of quantity with cost estimation of the renovations in the 4 markets.

b) Provide an analysis of the tenders during the evaluation process

c) Supervise the renovation proposed renovation works.

5.0. PROPOSED TIME-FRAME AND REPORTING:

The firm shall complete BQ within a period of 1 month.

6.0. DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

  • Should be registered member of a professional body such as BORAQS & IQSK
  • Should have been in operation for a period of at least 5 years
  • Should demonstrate that it has the capacity, capability and experience required to undertake the assignment.

7.0. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT

The firm will work in consultation with the AgriFI team who will be provided with all necessary information and support.

8.0. PROPOSAL CONTENT AND APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION

Proposal /Application Documentation requirements

The firm should prepare a separate technical & financial proposal and below are the expected documentations:

· A covering letter expressing interest and explaining how their experience addresses the requirements of the TOR.

· A proposal detailing the firm’s proposed approach & methodology with a work plan.

· Details of at least 5 referenced similar assignments for the past 5 years.

· Detailed bios of the proposed teams.

· A copy of the CR12, valid KRA Tax compliance Certificate, professional bodies current practicing certificate and certificate of registration/incorporation.

· A financial proposal indicating a breakdown of the costs.

9.0. PAYMENT PLAN

The payment plan to the firm who will be awarded the assignment will be as follows: - **

· 30% upon receiving an acceptable inception report.

· 30% upon submission of acceptable bill of quantities.

· 40% upon handing over of the sites/issuance of completion certificates.**

The desired competencies are:

a) Should be registered member of a professional body such as BORAQS & IQSK.

b) Should have been in operation for a period of at least 5 years.

c) Should demonstrate that it has the capacity, capability and experience required to undertake the assignment.

How to apply:

https://mespt.org/download/mespt-002-agrifi-2021-consultancy-for-engagemen... Send proposals to tender@mespt.org by 16th March 2021 by 2:00 PM Kenyan time.

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DME Coordinator

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:14:50 +0000

Country: Sudan
Organization: Search for Common Ground
Closing date: 11 Mar 2021

The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the projects’ activities and ensuring the overall program quality for Search’s country program. S/he will work with the supervisor in ensuring that reports produced are of high quality and can be shared internally and externally to inform decision making.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DM&E processes
  • Support adherence to the Search DM&E protocols within the country office programme approach to assist in institutionalizing and supporting DM&E System
  • Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including support on theory of change development, log frame design, and budgeting for M&E
  • Provide support to project and programme managers in planning and standardizing M&E across projects
  • Collaborate with other staff to identify M&E related needs and assist project managers in budgeting resources accordingly
  • Encourage and facilitate reflections on lessons learned and recommendations at the country office level emerging from various projects including (grant reviews, after action reviews, grant closures) and country office level or project level events including (evaluations, assessments, technical field visits, learning reviews)
  • Encourage and support program teams to utilize evaluation findings and communicate results effectively
  • Establish appropriate data collection methodologies and strategies to evaluate peacebuilding
  • Conduct internal evaluations when appropriate based on Search Evaluation Guidelines and Policies
  • Strengthen DM&E capacities of program staff and partners
  • Facilitate and document cross-organizational learning, which includes providing information, guidelines, lessons learned, and user-friendly learning tools on DM&E and cooperate with Institutional learning team (ILT) to share experiences
  • Support and contribute to the development of a data management system for programme data to support facilitating quality of analysis and reporting
  • Lead the process of designing, piloting and implementing feedback and accountability system for implementing partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
Qualifications:
  • A university degree or equivalent certificate/diploma or similar qualification from a recognized establishment or equivalent experiences.
  • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, or Access is an added advantage
  • At least 2-3 years professional experience in design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Knowledge of participatory methods, mix-methods, outcome mapping and/or impact evaluation techniques
  • Demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on DM&E
  • Ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to coach and train others in M&E principles and best-practices
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants
  • Extensive knowledge of logical framework and results framework planning and evaluation methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional relationships
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Pivot Tables, Access, as well as web browsers
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate in a local language, preferred
  • Experience working in INGOs and specifically in conflict/fragile state environments
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and particularly Excel
How to apply:

Please apply here

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Research Specialist, Assessment of Countering Trafficking in Persons Activities in Vietnam, USAID/Vietnam Learns

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:14:25 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

About Social Impact

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective

SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

Note: Candidates are required to be Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam.

Background and Purpose

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a significant issue in Vietnam. Men, women and children are trafficked domestically and internationally for a variety of reasons, including sexual exploitation, child labour, and domestic slavery. Despite rapid economic development since the mid-1980s, inequality and discrimination leave many people vulnerable to exploitation from criminal networks, loan sharks, and unscrupulous employers. Due to challenges in collecting and managing data and the social stigma surrounding victims, the scale of the problem is difficult to establish.

While the Government of Vietnam has taken some action to address these issues, including improving access to legal representation and financial support, it does not meet the standards required to eliminate trafficking. The Government continues to underreport cases, and does not sufficiently investigate and prosecute trafficking rings or complicit officials. Coordination between concerned entities within and across central and provincial levels is weak, hampering the effectiveness of response. Victim identification and assistance programs are also cumbersome and ineffective. As a result, the United States Department of State (DoS) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2020 placed Vietnam on the Tier 2 Watch List for the second consecutive year.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam, recognizing the scale of the issue, is exploring the potential to launch new efforts to support countering trafficking in persons (C-TIP). As a preliminary step, USAID/Vietnam wishes to conduct an assessment examining the landscape for C-TIP activity in Vietnam. This will ensure USAID support is well-targeted, informed by experience, and likely to reinforce rather than duplicate efforts.

Research Questions

This assessment will address the following research questions. Note that these research questions will not be answered exhaustively in this assessment; the assessment will provide rapid analysis of each area, allowing for further research if necessary. The research will be conducted in two phases: formative research and development of USAID design recommendations.

Phase 1: Formative Research

  1. What is the current situation of trafficking in persons in Vietnam? This should include the types and estimated prevalence of trafficking, regional variations, internal versus transnational trafficking, and local awareness of and capabilities to address TIP. This should also indicate whether and how COVID-19 has impacted TIP.
  2. What is GVN doing to address TIP at present? What areas are they focused on and are they having impact? What areas are they not focused on? What should continue, and what should be done differently?
  3. Who are the key civil society organizations (CSOs) working on C-TIP? What are they doing at present, and what is the impact? What could be improved?
  4. Is the private sector in affected industries aware of and engaged in CTIP? What potential is there for private sector engagement in C-TIP, particularly in preventing labor exploitation?
  5. What donors are funding CTIP and in what sectors? Include US Embassy (INL) activities in this summary.
  6. Are there activities in which GVN/Civil Society/private sector could and would do more? What are the current limitations to expansion into such areas: GVN resistance, availability of donor funding, limited ability to make impact, etcetera?

NB: All research questions should apply the framework used in the DoS 2020 TIP Report, examining efforts in prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Phase 2: Support for USAID Programming Design

  1. In light of above, what are the gaps and opportunities for USAID Vietnam? Where could USAID have the greatest impact without duplicating efforts? What are the potential implications of the Phase 1 findings?
  2. What partnership modalities should USAID consider to deliver programming in this area?
    • In what ways could USAID engage productively with GVN on C-TIP? Which GVN agencies would be an effective partner as a Managing Agency for a stand-alone project? Which agencies should be beneficiaries of assistance?
    • What is the potential for collective action to address C-TIP, working with civil society and/or the private sector?
    • Where could the efforts of the US Embassy and other donors to Vietnam be reinforced by USAID support?
  3. How could C-TIP be incorporated effectively into existing programming? What activity or activities should a stand-alone C-TIP program focus on?

Methodology

The research questions are expected to be answered through two methodological approaches:

Rapid Desk Review

  • GVN policies, directives, decrees, public statements, etc., on C-TIP.
  • USG documentation on C-TIP issues in Vietnam. This should refer primarily to the DoS 2020 TIP Report, reviewing its analysis and conclusions.
  • Reports developed by donors, global funds, and civil society related to trafficking in Vietnam in the last five years.
  • Programming of other donors and non-state actors, particularly UK FCDO, JICA, GIZ, DFAT, UNODC, IOM and ILO.
  • Summarizing key policies/programs in neighboring countries on C-TIP.

Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and/or Focus Groups (FGs)

  • USAID Mission and Embassy staff concerned with C-TIP.
  • GVN representatives: Ministries of Justice; Public Security; Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs; Foreign Affairs; and others as relevant.
  • Civil society organizations focused on C-TIP, e.g. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
  • Private sector stakeholders and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials concerned with C-TIP.
  • Other donors as specified above.

Workshops

  • The research team may be tasked with facilitating a small series of workshops with existing USAID programs to explore the implications of Phase 1 findings, and identify opportunities for these programs to address TIP, informing Phase 2.

Key informants for interviews, focus groups and validation event(s) will be selected in coordination with USAID. The target number of KIIs and FGs will be confirmed in consultation with USAID and Learns at the start of the assignment. Note however that the methodology can be amended based on discussions with the consultant team and given circumstances at the time of kickoff.

Deliverables and Timeline

The assignment is set to commence in March 2021. The estimated LOE is up to 60 working days.

Required Qualifications

Research Specialist

  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference for degree relevant to research, law, public policy, international development, or another related field
  • At least 7 years of experience conducting program evaluation or research
  • Experience working on C-TIP in Southeast Asia, preferably Vietnam
  • Strong demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and in-depth knowledge of the operating environment in Vietnam required
  • The candidate must be Vietnamese and reside in Vietnam.
How to apply:

The closing date for application: March 07, 2021. Selection and interview will be performed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, please merge both your CV and a cover letter into one pdf file and submit it through the online portal: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=3561

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

Interviews may include a practical test or skill-based demonstration.

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Research Coordinator, Assessment of Countering Trafficking in Persons Activities in Vietnam, USAID/Vietnam Learns

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:14:00 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

About Social Impact

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective

SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

Note: Candidates are required to be Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam.

Background and Purpose

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a significant issue in Vietnam. Men, women and children are trafficked domestically and internationally for a variety of reasons, including sexual exploitation, child labour, and domestic slavery. Despite rapid economic development since the mid-1980s, inequality and discrimination leave many people vulnerable to exploitation from criminal networks, loan sharks, and unscrupulous employers. Due to challenges in collecting and managing data and the social stigma surrounding victims, the scale of the problem is difficult to establish.

While the Government of Vietnam has taken some action to address these issues, including improving access to legal representation and financial support, it does not meet the standards required to eliminate trafficking. The Government continues to underreport cases, and does not sufficiently investigate and prosecute trafficking rings or complicit officials. Coordination between concerned entities within and across central and provincial levels is weak, hampering the effectiveness of response. Victim identification and assistance programs are also cumbersome and ineffective. As a result, the United States Department of State (DoS) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2020 placed Vietnam on the Tier 2 Watch List for the second consecutive year.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam, recognizing the scale of the issue, is exploring the potential to launch new efforts to support countering trafficking in persons (C-TIP). As a preliminary step, USAID/Vietnam wishes to conduct an assessment examining the landscape for C-TIP activity in Vietnam. This will ensure USAID support is well-targeted, informed by experience, and likely to reinforce rather than duplicate efforts.

Research Questions

This assessment will address the following research questions. Note that these research questions will not be answered exhaustively in this assessment; the assessment will provide rapid analysis of each area, allowing for further research if necessary. The research will be conducted in two phases: formative research and development of USAID design recommendations.

Phase 1: Formative Research

  1. What is the current situation of trafficking in persons in Vietnam? This should include the types and estimated prevalence of trafficking, regional variations, internal versus transnational trafficking, and local awareness of and capabilities to address TIP. This should also indicate whether and how COVID-19 has impacted TIP.
  2. What is GVN doing to address TIP at present? What areas are they focused on and are they having impact? What areas are they not focused on? What should continue, and what should be done differently?
  3. Who are the key civil society organizations (CSOs) working on C-TIP? What are they doing at present, and what is the impact? What could be improved?
  4. Is the private sector in affected industries aware of and engaged in CTIP? What potential is there for private sector engagement in C-TIP, particularly in preventing labor exploitation?
  5. What donors are funding CTIP and in what sectors? Include US Embassy (INL) activities in this summary.
  6. Are there activities in which GVN/Civil Society/private sector could and would do more? What are the current limitations to expansion into such areas: GVN resistance, availability of donor funding, limited ability to make impact, etcetera?

NB: All research questions should apply the framework used in the DoS 2020 TIP Report, examining efforts in prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Phase 2: Support for USAID Programming Design

  1. In light of above, what are the gaps and opportunities for USAID Vietnam? Where could USAID have the greatest impact without duplicating efforts? What are the potential implications of the Phase 1 findings?
  2. What partnership modalities should USAID consider to deliver programming in this area?
    • In what ways could USAID engage productively with GVN on C-TIP? Which GVN agencies would be an effective partner as a Managing Agency for a stand-alone project? Which agencies should be beneficiaries of assistance?
    • What is the potential for collective action to address C-TIP, working with civil society and/or the private sector?
    • Where could the efforts of the US Embassy and other donors to Vietnam be reinforced by USAID support?
  3. How could C-TIP be incorporated effectively into existing programming? What activity or activities should a stand-alone C-TIP program focus on?

Methodology

The research questions are expected to be answered through two methodological approaches:

Rapid Desk Review

  • GVN policies, directives, decrees, public statements, etc., on C-TIP.
  • USG documentation on C-TIP issues in Vietnam. This should refer primarily to the DoS 2020 TIP Report, reviewing its analysis and conclusions.
  • Reports developed by donors, global funds, and civil society related to trafficking in Vietnam in the last five years.
  • Programming of other donors and non-state actors, particularly UK FCDO, JICA, GIZ, DFAT, UNODC, IOM and ILO.
  • Summarizing key policies/programs in neighboring countries on C-TIP.

Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and/or Focus Groups (FGs)

  • USAID Mission and Embassy staff concerned with C-TIP.
  • GVN representatives: Ministries of Justice; Public Security; Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs; Foreign Affairs; and others as relevant.
  • Civil society organizations focused on C-TIP, e.g. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
  • Private sector stakeholders and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials concerned with C-TIP.
  • Other donors as specified above.

Workshops

  • The research team may be tasked with facilitating a small series of workshops with existing USAID programs to explore the implications of Phase 1 findings, and identify opportunities for these programs to address TIP, informing Phase 2.

Key informants for interviews, focus groups and validation event(s) will be selected in coordination with USAID. The target number of KIIs and FGs will be confirmed in consultation with USAID and Learns at the start of the assignment. Note however that the methodology can be amended based on discussions with the consultant team and given circumstances at the time of kickoff.

Deliverables and Timeline

The assignment is set to commence in March 2021. The estimated LOE is up to 60 working days.

Required Qualifications

Research Coordinator

  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference for degree relevant to research, law, public policy, international development, or another related field
  • 5 years of experience practicing or conducting program evaluation or research
  • Background in administration and/or logistics for research, specifically coordinating stakeholder interviews
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to take detailed notes
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and adhere to high quality standards
  • Monitoring and/or Evaluation experience related to C-TIP preferred
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and in-depth knowledge of the operating environment in Vietnam require d
  • The candidate must be Vietnamese and reside in Vietnam.
How to apply:

The closing date for application: March 07, 2021. Selection and interview will be performed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, please merge both your CV and a cover letter into one pdf file and submit it through the online portal: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=3562

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

Interviews may include a practical test or skill-based demonstration.

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Senior CTIP Expert, Assessment of Countering Trafficking in Persons Activities in Vietnam, USAID/Vietnam Learns

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:13:09 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

About Social Impact

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective

SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

Note: This position is open to both international candidates and local candidates

Background and Purpose

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a significant issue in Vietnam. Men, women and children are trafficked domestically and internationally for a variety of reasons, including sexual exploitation, child labour, and domestic slavery. Despite rapid economic development since the mid-1980s, inequality and discrimination leave many people vulnerable to exploitation from criminal networks, loan sharks, and unscrupulous employers. Due to challenges in collecting and managing data and the social stigma surrounding victims, the scale of the problem is difficult to establish.

While the Government of Vietnam has taken some action to address these issues, including improving access to legal representation and financial support, it does not meet the standards required to eliminate trafficking. The Government continues to underreport cases, and does not sufficiently investigate and prosecute trafficking rings or complicit officials. Coordination between concerned entities within and across central and provincial levels is weak, hampering the effectiveness of response. Victim identification and assistance programs are also cumbersome and ineffective. As a result, the United States Department of State (DoS) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2020 placed Vietnam on the Tier 2 Watch List for the second consecutive year.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam, recognizing the scale of the issue, is exploring the potential to launch new efforts to support countering trafficking in persons (C-TIP). As a preliminary step, USAID/Vietnam wishes to conduct an assessment examining the landscape for C-TIP activity in Vietnam. This will ensure USAID support is well-targeted, informed by experience, and likely to reinforce rather than duplicate efforts.

Research Questions

This assessment will address the following research questions. Note that these research questions will not be answered exhaustively in this assessment; the assessment will provide rapid analysis of each area, allowing for further research if necessary. The research will be conducted in two phases: formative research and development of USAID design recommendations.

Phase 1: Formative Research

  1. What is the current situation of trafficking in persons in Vietnam? This should include the types and estimated prevalence of trafficking, regional variations, internal versus transnational trafficking, and local awareness of and capabilities to address TIP. This should also indicate whether and how COVID-19 has impacted TIP.
  2. What is GVN doing to address TIP at present? What areas are they focused on and are they having impact? What areas are they not focused on? What should continue, and what should be done differently?
  3. Who are the key civil society organizations (CSOs) working on C-TIP? What are they doing at present, and what is the impact? What could be improved?
  4. Is the private sector in affected industries aware of and engaged in CTIP? What potential is there for private sector engagement in C-TIP, particularly in preventing labor exploitation?
  5. What donors are funding CTIP and in what sectors? Include US Embassy (INL) activities in this summary.
  6. Are there activities in which GVN/Civil Society/private sector could and would do more? What are the current limitations to expansion into such areas: GVN resistance, availability of donor funding, limited ability to make impact, etcetera?

NB: All research questions should apply the framework used in the DoS 2020 TIP Report, examining efforts in prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Phase 2: Support for USAID Programming Design

  1. In light of above, what are the gaps and opportunities for USAID Vietnam? Where could USAID have the greatest impact without duplicating efforts? What are the potential implications of the Phase 1 findings?
  2. What partnership modalities should USAID consider to deliver programming in this area?
    • In what ways could USAID engage productively with GVN on C-TIP? Which GVN agencies would be an effective partner as a Managing Agency for a stand-alone project? Which agencies should be beneficiaries of assistance?
    • What is the potential for collective action to address C-TIP, working with civil society and/or the private sector?
    • Where could the efforts of the US Embassy and other donors to Vietnam be reinforced by USAID support?
  3. How could C-TIP be incorporated effectively into existing programming? What activity or activities should a stand-alone C-TIP program focus on?

Methodology

The research questions are expected to be answered through two methodological approaches:

Rapid Desk Review

  • GVN policies, directives, decrees, public statements, etc., on C-TIP.
  • USG documentation on C-TIP issues in Vietnam. This should refer primarily to the DoS 2020 TIP Report, reviewing its analysis and conclusions.
  • Reports developed by donors, global funds, and civil society related to trafficking in Vietnam in the last five years.
  • Programming of other donors and non-state actors, particularly UK FCDO, JICA, GIZ, DFAT, UNODC, IOM and ILO.
  • Summarizing key policies/programs in neighboring countries on C-TIP.

Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and/or Focus Groups (FGs)

  • USAID Mission and Embassy staff concerned with C-TIP.
  • GVN representatives: Ministries of Justice; Public Security; Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs; Foreign Affairs; and others as relevant.
  • Civil society organizations focused on C-TIP, e.g. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
  • Private sector stakeholders and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials concerned with C-TIP.
  • Other donors as specified above.

Workshops

  • The research team may be tasked with facilitating a small series of workshops with existing USAID programs to explore the implications of Phase 1 findings, and identify opportunities for these programs to address TIP, informing Phase 2.

Key informants for interviews, focus groups and validation event(s) will be selected in coordination with USAID. The target number of KIIs and FGs will be confirmed in consultation with USAID and Learns at the start of the assignment. Note however that the methodology can be amended based on discussions with the consultant team and given circumstances at the time of kickoff.

Deliverables and Timeline

The assignment is set to commence in March 2021. The estimated LOE is up to 80 working days.

Required Qualifications

Senior CTIP Expert

  • Master’s degree or higher, with preference for a degree relevant to law, public policy, international development, or another related field
  • 10 years of demonstrated experience working on C-TIP relating to sexual exploitation, labor exploitation, law enforcement, judicial processes, and governance in Southeast Asia, preferably Vietnam
  • Familiarity with conducting qualitative data collection (e.g. key informant interviews, focus group discussions, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of GVN, donor, and CSO landscape relating to C-TIP interventions and networks within these stakeholder groups
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and in-depth knowledge of the operating environment in Vietnam required
  • Understanding of USG regulations relating to C-TIP preferred
  • High degree of fluency in written English required
  • Note: If not currently residing in Vietnam, he/she needs to be willing to travel to Vietnam and follow quarantine protocols (currently 2 weeks in a hotel).
How to apply:

The closing date for application: March 07, 2021. Selection and interview will be performed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, please merge both your CV and a cover letter into one pdf file and submit it through the online portal: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=3560

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

Interviews may include a practical test or skill-based demonstration.

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Team Leader, Assessment of Countering Trafficking in Persons Activities in Vietnam, USAID/Vietnam Learns

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:12:35 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

About Social Impact

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective

SI is implementing the USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.

( Note: This position is open to both international candidates and local candidates )

Background and Purpose

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a significant issue in Vietnam. Men, women and children are trafficked domestically and internationally for a variety of reasons, including sexual exploitation, child labour, and domestic slavery. Despite rapid economic development since the mid-1980s, inequality and discrimination leave many people vulnerable to exploitation from criminal networks, loan sharks, and unscrupulous employers. Due to challenges in collecting and managing data and the social stigma surrounding victims, the scale of the problem is difficult to establish.

While the Government of Vietnam has taken some action to address these issues, including improving access to legal representation and financial support, it does not meet the standards required to eliminate trafficking. The Government continues to underreport cases, and does not sufficiently investigate and prosecute trafficking rings or complicit officials. Coordination between concerned entities within and across central and provincial levels is weak, hampering the effectiveness of response. Victim identification and assistance programs are also cumbersome and ineffective. As a result, the United States Department of State (DoS) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2020 placed Vietnam on the Tier 2 Watch List for the second consecutive year.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam, recognizing the scale of the issue, is exploring the potential to launch new efforts to support countering trafficking in persons (C-TIP). As a preliminary step, USAID/Vietnam wishes to conduct an assessment examining the landscape for C-TIP activity in Vietnam. This will ensure USAID support is well-targeted, informed by experience, and likely to reinforce rather than duplicate efforts.

Research Questions

This assessment will address the following research questions. Note that these research questions will not be answered exhaustively in this assessment; the assessment will provide rapid analysis of each area, allowing for further research if necessary. The research will be conducted in two phases: formative research and development of USAID design recommendations.

Phase 1: Formative Research

  1. What is the current situation of trafficking in persons in Vietnam? This should include the types and estimated prevalence of trafficking, regional variations, internal versus transnational trafficking, and local awareness of and capabilities to address TIP. This should also indicate whether and how COVID-19 has impacted TIP.
  2. What is GVN doing to address TIP at present? What areas are they focused on and are they having impact? What areas are they not focused on? What should continue, and what should be done differently?
  3. Who are the key civil society organizations (CSOs) working on C-TIP? What are they doing at present, and what is the impact? What could be improved?
  4. Is the private sector in affected industries aware of and engaged in CTIP? What potential is there for private sector engagement in C-TIP, particularly in preventing labor exploitation?
  5. What donors are funding CTIP and in what sectors? Include US Embassy (INL) activities in this summary.
  6. Are there activities in which GVN/Civil Society/private sector could and would do more? What are the current limitations to expansion into such areas: GVN resistance, availability of donor funding, limited ability to make impact, etcetera?

NB: All research questions should apply the framework used in the DoS 2020 TIP Report, examining efforts in prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Phase 2: Support for USAID Programming Design

  1. In light of above, what are the gaps and opportunities for USAID Vietnam? Where could USAID have the greatest impact without duplicating efforts? What are the potential implications of the Phase 1 findings?
  2. What partnership modalities should USAID consider to deliver programming in this area?
    1. In what ways could USAID engage productively with GVN on C-TIP? Which GVN agencies would be an effective partner as a Managing Agency for a stand-alone project? Which agencies should be beneficiaries of assistance?
    2. What is the potential for collective action to address C-TIP, working with civil society and/or the private sector?
    3. Where could the efforts of the US Embassy and other donors to Vietnam be reinforced by USAID support?
  3. How could C-TIP be incorporated effectively into existing programming? What activity or activities should a stand-alone C-TIP program focus on?

Methodology

The research questions are expected to be answered through two methodological approaches:

Rapid Desk Review

  • GVN policies, directives, decrees, public statements, etc., on C-TIP.
  • USG documentation on C-TIP issues in Vietnam. This should refer primarily to the DoS 2020 TIP Report, reviewing its analysis and conclusions.
  • Reports developed by donors, global funds, and civil society related to trafficking in Vietnam in the last five years.
  • Programming of other donors and non-state actors, particularly UK FCDO, JICA, GIZ, DFAT, UNODC, IOM and ILO.
  • Summarizing key policies/programs in neighboring countries on C-TIP.

Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and/or Focus Groups (FGs)

  • USAID Mission and Embassy staff concerned with C-TIP.
  • GVN representatives: Ministries of Justice; Public Security; Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs; Foreign Affairs; and others as relevant.
  • Civil society organizations focused on C-TIP, e.g. Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
  • Private sector stakeholders and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials concerned with C-TIP.
  • Other donors as specified above.

Workshops

  • The research team may be tasked with facilitating a small series of workshops with existing USAID programs to explore the implications of Phase 1 findings, and identify opportunities for these programs to address TIP, informing Phase 2.

Key informants for interviews, focus groups and validation event(s) will be selected in coordination with USAID. The target number of KIIs and FGs will be confirmed in consultation with USAID and Learns at the start of the assignment. Note however that the methodology can be amended based on discussions with the consultant team and given circumstances at the time of kickoff.

Deliverables and Timeline

The assignment is set to commence in March 2021. The estimated LOE is up to 80 working days.

Required Qualifications

Team Leader

  • Master’s degree or higher, with preference for a degree relevant to law, public policy, international development, research, or another related field
  • Demonstrated familiarity with human rights, governance, law enforcement, and/or judicial processes in Southeast Asia. Strong preference for expertise concerning trafficking in persons.
  • 10 years of demonstrated experience conducting program evaluation or research
  • Strong experience leading research teams and conducting qualitative data collection
  • Demonstrable experience using research to inform government policy and/or donor programming
  • Experience with USAID research assessments and related requirements
  • Knowledge of USAID policy guidance and program design is strongly preferred
  • Very strong analytical and presentation skills are essential
  • High degree of fluency in writt en English required, fluency in Vietnamese a strong plus
  • Knowledge of the Vietnamese context, particularly with respect to undertaking research, strongly preferred
  • Note: If not currently residing in Vietnam, he/she needs to be willing to travel to Vietnam and follow quarantine protocols (currently 2 weeks in a hotel).

The closing date for application: March 07, 2021. Selection and interview will be performed on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

How to apply:

To apply, please merge both your CV and a cover letter into one pdf file and submit it through the online portal: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=3541

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

Interviews may include a practical test or skill-based demonstration.

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Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/ Venezuela Monitoring and Evaluation Project, Bogota, Colombia and other Regions

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:12:00 +0000

Country: Colombia
Organization: Management Systems International
Closing date: 25 Mar 2021
Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/ Venezuela Monitoring and Evaluation Project, Bogota, Colombia and other Regions

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Proposal Summary: **

The ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela has led to severe food and medicine shortages and left millions of Venezuelans in need of humanitarian aid in Venezuela as millions more have fled the country. In FY 2020, USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance provided over $295 million in assistance to the Venezuela regional crisis with just over $65 million of that provided inside Venezuela.

It is not possible for USG staff to conduct direct oversight and accountability over USAID funded programs inside Venezuela, and it is difficult to assess the effectiveness and impact of humanitarian efforts spread widely throughout the region. For these reasons, BHA is seeking a contractor to conduct monitoring and evaluation of BHA's response to this humanitarian disaster in Venezuela.

The Venezuela Monitoring & Evaluation Project will establish and undertake independent third-party monitoring inside Venezuela to increase BHA and partners' understanding of the outputs, progresses, challenges, successes and lessons learned of selected projects. It will also conduct evaluations of humanitarian (and possibly recovery) efforts to address the crisis and will implement strategies to improve the monitoring and data collection capabilities of BHA implementing partners, including through implementing Data Quality Assessments. It will support BHA and their partners in effectively tracking assistance efforts to ensure aid is achieving its goals. It will also solicit beneficiary feedback, improve the quality of partners' data and monitor warehousing practices.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party must provide the overall technical direction to the Contractor's team on monitoring methodology and data analysis. She or he will be responsible for the technical design of the monitoring plan, data collection tools, leading engagement with implementing partners, and ensuring integrity of data and the overall monitoring system. The Deputy Chief of Party will also be responsible for managing the technical implementation of this project to ensure that the deliverables represent the outcomes of sound, ethical, and verifiable data collection and analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing overarching research methodology in addition to data collection instruments.
  • Ensuring that data collected in the field is valid and collected consistent with the technical design requirements of the project and in accordance with good practice.
  • Developing frameworks and approaches for the analysis of collected data and performing this analysis as required.
  • Drafting informative and user-friendly reports and presentations for SHMP II clients and stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with USG staff and implementing partners in the implementation of all tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in international affairs, social science, statistics or a related field. A master's degree is highly desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least two (2) years of experience managing teams and one year of experience working in conflict zones and/or complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Previous experience providing technical support to third party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or evaluations.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones and/or complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Experience working on programs implemented in South America, particularly Venezuela.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, team management skills.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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Data Protection Officer

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:11:34 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Opportunity

Save The Children International (SCI) are looking to recruit an experienced Data Protection Officer (DPO) to meet its obligations under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and other relevant Data Protection legislation within our areas of operation.

Reporting to the Head of Information Security and Data Protection and the Chief Risk Officer (as the board contact for Data Protection) the DPO is responsible for overseeing SCI's data compliance programme, data privacy, and in particular ensuring that we meet its obligations under GDPR.

The DPO will act as SCI's primary contact for supervisory authorities, including the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and data subjects and offer independent objective advice for the SCI's senior leadership team. They may also be requested to offer advice and guidance to Save The Children Association (SCA) and its Members.

Ultimately, the DPO will help drive compliance with SCI's data protection framework (including GDPR and DPA 2018 compliance) through transparent data protection policies, systems and procedures that embed data protection into SCI's global operations, by helping develop and data protection training and by monitoring internal compliance.Some international travel is expected in the execution of this role (up to c.5% p.a.)

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder is expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Degree level qualification in relevant Information, Business or Legal area, and/or relevant experience (3-5 years) within privacy compliance (essential)

· Certified EU GDPR Practitioner qualification (essential)

· Additional recognised privacy qualifications e.g. CIPP, ISEB, C-DPO (desirable)

· ISO27001 Lead Implementer or other IT Security certification CISSP, CISM (desirable)

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

· Expert knowledge of data protection legislation, in particular the GDPR, and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide (essential)

· In depth knowledge and experience of information technology and data management systems (essential)

· Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people at all levels within SCI (essential)

· Experience in managing data incidents and breaches (essential)

· Knowledge of cybersecurity risks and information security standards (desirable)

· Experience in a similar role and understanding of the data protection risks faced by a large data-driven organisation with the ability to conduct the role independently and with integrity (essential)

· Ability to make good judgements regarding data privacy risks and to prioritise resources and activity around managing those risks (essential)

· Experience in developing policy and compliance training (essential)

· Experience of working within a large global organisation (desirable)

· Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership, and influence change (essential)

· Excellent writing and presentation skills (essential)

· Strong change and project management skills including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively, and handle multiple deadlines (essential)

· Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when making majority of decisions (essential)

· Detail-orientated approach needed to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues (essential)

· Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion (essential)

· Knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office (essential)

(Define the experience and skills required for satisfactory job performance, these are in two categories such as 'essential' and 'desirable')

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS40MTIzNi4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Project Lead Localisation

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:10:39 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 7 Apr 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Project Lead - Localisation ( Fixed Term - 12 months). Save the Children is evolving its organisational structure in order to stay true to its mission, vision and values, whilst being able to withstand external pressures - be those geo-political demands; increasing stakeholder expectations; challenging funding environments; reduced access to funding; or declining trust in large INGOs. Localisation specifically is a key trend across the sector & a priority for SCA. Localisation means different things for different organisations and we need to define what this means for our movement, the options we have to explore and the functional and ultimately transformation activities that would need to be undertaken to achieve the required outcomes.

Initially our intention is to complete a feasibility assessment to understand the required end state (definition of what localisation means for our organisation), impact and options to move forwards and the Project Lead will be accountable for delivery of this assessment as well as defining the start-up approach. This will include setting up the governance, ensuring the required team / reference groups are in place, working with the BA and financial analyst to complete the functional inventory of all processes / activities and how these are impacted by the proposed localisation end state, determining options to move forwards, ensuring a thorough review of the associated change impact of options and how this would impact teams across our organisation, identifying and proposing mitigations for project risks and issues, define the costs and benefits and facilitate the required governance to move the completed feasibility assessment through the approvals process. Critical to this work will be ensuring alignment with the 2022-24 Strategy definition that is currently underway to ensure that our localisation agenda is tied effectively to our priorities for the coming years.

The Project Lead has the potential to progress into start-up if the project is confirmed but this will be determined based on requirements for the role following completion of the feasibility.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Experience leading a project focused on making changes to operating structures and procedures for an organisation across multiple geographic locations including those with complex labour laws. It is essential this includes experience managing the associated legal, staffing and system requirements
  • Experience leading the rollout of a global standardised process and solution in Save the Children. This will ensure the individual can learn from previous deployments and hit the ground running
  • A track record of successfully managing projects in terms of core Project Management activities as well as managing the associated change
  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and project practices and standards
  • A proven ability to deliver projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
  • Proven experience of using and leading change management activities including change impact
  • A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver of effective solutions to project related issues. This will include taking on hands on analysis activities to support the wider (small) team as required

  • Highly developed organisational awareness and ability to understand any sensitivities within a complex multi-stakeholder structure; and think creatively and strategically to overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress

  • Team leadership capabilities to support and guide team members and ensure they are clear on their responsibilities and are held to account for their delivery

  • Strong business requirements collection, and process/workflow analysis skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation

  • Able to demonstrate instances of initiative that have delivered organisational benefits

  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally

Desirable:

  • Experience of working on Organisation Design projects
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS4yMzczMS4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Lead FMS Application Architect

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:10:02 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent Lead FMS Application Architect

Agresso (Unit4 Business World) is at the heart of our FMS applications, the largest and most complex application set SCI operate, which are mission critical to our operation. The Lead FMS Application Architect owns and drives the FMS Applications strategy, roadmap, standards and design patterns.

The role is responsible for the architecture, design, development and enhancement of all SCI Agresso and other financial technology implementations across organisation. In addition the architect is responsible for Member implementations where the SC member utilises the FMS shared service run by SCI in its global service centres.

The role collaborates with users across the global organisation, the development team and the vendor to architect, design, plan and deliver solutions and is a leading role in the on boarding of new Members onto the FMS shared service.

The role requires experience in developing and adapting existing business solutions as well as creating new solutions.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Proven experience of architecting globally distributed Agresso and other FMS implementations
  • Proven experience in working on FMS Application strategies, roadmaps, standards and design patterns.
  • Advanced Agresso skills in > 75% of modules
  • Advanced T-SQL skills
  • Advanced Agresso performance analysis skills
  • Advanced Excelerator skills
  • Proven line management experience (with a globally distributed team desirable)
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholder expectation at multiple levels of seniority
  • Experience of communicating technical issues to a multi-cultural, multi-functional audience.
  • Ability to evaluate, recommend and implement timely, essential improvements to existing application services
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills with ability to clearly communicate technical issues to a wide audience.
  • Proven ability to recruit, coach and retain technical staff
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within an agile project delivery environment
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally with offshore project team members
  • Additional languages (particularly French or Spanish)

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS4yMTA0OC4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Data Governance Analyst

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:09:36 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent Data Governance Analyst in London or Nairobi or any existing Save the Children Location. The Data Governance Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the rollout of the Data Governance Process and ensuring that it runs correctly

The Data Governance Analyst will work closely with Enterprise Data Architect, business analysts and technical teams to ensure the processes, standards and solutions designed as part of the wider data governance project are built and implemented to successfully achieve the required business outcomes, specifically in the areas of data management and data quality.

The role holder will be able to see the "big picture" in terms of data throughout its lifecycle and be able to shape solutions to solve complex data governance challenges.

Reports to: Enterprise Data Architect

Responsiple to: Coding Project Manager for all areas relating to the implementation and maintenance of the governance of data in the Coding area.

QUALIFICATIONS :

A levels or NVQ level 3 or BTEC or apprenticeship. Or equivalent experience/Degree level or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Understanding of Data Management principles, capabilities, and best practices
  • Knowledge of data related regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues
  • Knowledge in the areas of Reference Data, Data Quality.
  • Working knowledge of Data Management process and solutions
  • Knowledge of Data related topics such as compliance, management and data quality
  • Demonstrated skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate effectively in a culturally diverse matrix environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience in implementing data governance programs - preferably at a large federated enterprise
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience (especially international development projects)
  • Experience in working with offshore project team members

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS44NTE2MC4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Digital Programme Quality Lead (Technology for Development)

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:09:14 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 9 Mar 2021

The Role: Digital Programme Quality Lead (Technology for Development)

Scope:

The role of the Digital Programme Quality Lead (Technology for Development) is required to ensure the necessary level of International Programming insights into the T4D Programme and will be specifically accountable for delivery of all subject matter expertise related to programmes and impact for children. The role will include providing input and challenge to the development of the T4D Strategy, ensuring a sound understanding of the current programme activities across the movement as well as insights on latest sector trends and gathering insights on T4D initiatives in flight and the associated learnings from an IP perspective.

In addition, the Digital Programme Quality Lead (Technology for Development) will play a key role in defining the current and future state. This will include engaging with SMEs across the movement to ensure we have a good understanding of current programme delivery activities, alignment with common approaches, organisation programme delivery priorities and opportunities to enable these priorities with technology through partnering with the T4D Technical Lead to gain insights and assess opportunities.
Alongside the above, the Digital Programme Quality Lead (Technology for Development)will be required to represent the Programme across global IP and Member stakeholders, ensuring they remain informed and committed to the Programme. This includes getting agreement across members, centre, country and regional programme stakeholders to proposals from the programme.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential
* Significant senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organization
* Significant experience managing field operations, across the full spectrum of programming from humanitarian assistance to development, with an understanding also of institutional needs supportive of the global mission
* Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
* Excellent business partnering, communication and relationship building skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage productive relationships with SC member agencies and senior staff
* Experience in implementing organisational structure/operating model change programmes in the NGO sector
* Attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work independently and use initiative.
* Constructive approach
* Team player, with a full appreciation of the value of collaboration
* Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.We are looking for candidates that are based in countries where Save the Children operates.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS4yMzYxOC4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Director of Digital Programming (Technology for Development)

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:08:14 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 6 Apr 2021

The Role: Director of Digital Programming (Technology for Development)

Scope:

The role of the Director of Digital Programming (Technology for Development -T4D) will be broken into 4 key components. Initially our focus will be on the development of the T4D Strategy with a key component being understanding what T4D initiatives are already in progress and how we can support alignment across the movement as well as gathering learnings that can be taken forwards to serve the global agenda. In addition during this phase we will need to define our vision and principles, understand how our current state aligns to these required vision and principles and develop the wider T4D strategy and priorities.

The second key component is looking at capacity and capability needs and definition of how this can be translated into a capacity building approach to support our wider strategy.

The third and fourth components need to consider our short and longer term opportunities. We want to ensure we focus our funding and capacity on long term initiatives that enable our strategy whilst also ensuring we don't get left behind and have the opportunity to drive short term opportunities that have the potential to translate into wider initiatives following piloting at a smaller scale.

The Director of Digital Programming role will also be accountable for defining and implementing the required governance in partnership with the Executive Lead and Programme sponsor. The Director of Digital Programming will oversee the initial team and will work with this team and the governance to define the wider resource requirements and ensure these resources are recruited, onboarded and supported.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential:
* Experience leading the development of a Digital Strategy for a Global Organisation ideally moving from an immature current state
* Experience leading global teams to implement a transformation agenda focused on or including the implementation of a new Digital Strategy
* Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and project practices and standards
* A proven ability to deliver programmes on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
* Proven experience of using and leading change management activities including change impact
* A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver of effective solutions to project related issues. This will include taking on hands on analysis activities to support the wider team as required
* Experience leading business development including defining business need and objectives, determining options and effort required and translating this into a proposal to be submitted for consideration with the relevant governance bodies
* Highly developed organisational awareness and ability to understand any sensitivities within a complex multi-stakeholder structure; and think creatively and strategically to overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress
* Team leadership capabilities to support and guide team members and ensure they are clear on their responsibilities and are held to account for their delivery
* Strong business requirements collection, and process/workflow analysis skills
* Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation
* Able to demonstrate instances of initiative that have delivered organisational benefits
* Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally

Desirable:
* Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
* Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic
* Experience working on Organisational Design Initiatives including setup of a new function in a global organisation

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.
This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
We are looking for candidates that are based in countries where Save the Children operates.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS40NzY1My4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Digital Programme Partnerships Manager (Technology for Development)

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:07:51 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Role: Digital Programme Partnerships Manager (Technology for Development)

Scope:

The Digital Programme Partnerships Manager (Technology for Development-T4D) is responsible for leading the design and development of our T4D Business Development approach including providing input to and alignment with the wider T4D Global Strategy. The Digital Programme Partnerships Manager (Technology for Development) will need to work closely with the Director of Digital Programming- T4D to determine the required internal and external stakeholder requirements, engagement approach, preparation for engagement and subsequent follow up once engagement has taken place. They will need to continually review the outcomes and determine gaps as well as required interventions.

Alongside the stakeholder engagement requirements, this role will play a key role in T4D proposals. This will include working with the wider team and governance to identify opportunities that require prioritisation and ensuring the required information is available for the prioritisation to be completed. In addition they will partner across the organisation to enable technologies to be piloted / trialled and work with the wider team to review and assess outcomes and required next steps. Where there is a need for a pilot to be rolled out more widely the associated business case will be managed (either through personally creating the business case or via input to other teams doing this work) to enable governance to make the required decision on what to be taken forwards.

In addition this role will need to work closely with the Programme Quality Lead to ensure the Business Development approach is closely aligned with our programme quality and evidence work to ensure it effectively contributes to our fundraising and ultimately outcomes for the children that we serve.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential
* Demonstrated experience and capability in Business Development including senior level internal and external engagement and stakeholder management
* Experience leading the definition of a complex stakeholder engagement approach including practical experience implementing this in a large global organisation
* Experience developing proposals and business cases relating to new technologies
* Track record in defining and managing prioritisation processes
* Experience working within a structured governance setup including ensuring appropriate review and agreement before progressing through formal channels
* Experience of solving issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Engaging as well as assertive, influencing and negotiating
* True passion for results, responsibility and proactivity
* Excellent communication skills, fluent in English
* Competent in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable
* INGO experience
* A second language. Preferably French, Spanish or Arabic
* Experience leading business development relating to an organisations Digital Strategy definition and implementation

 We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.
 This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
 We are looking for candidates that are based in countries where Save the Children operates.
 This role is a Mid level with circa pay of £56K

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS4xNzY5MC4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Director of Information Security and Data Protection

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:07:21 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Role: Director of Information Security and Data Protection

Scope:

The primary purpose of this role is to maintain and enhance Information Security and Data Protection compliance to mitigate related risks across SCI (global, regional and country offices) and its IT suppliers, and to oversight the Information Security risk across SCA, guiding Members to compliance with agreed global standards and a new to be set up shared service. The role will advise the SCI SLT, Member CEOs and the SCA Audit & Risk Board Committee on compliance and risk in these areas.

This will include on-going setting the global standard, regular risk and compliance assessments, data privacy impact assessments, strategic planning and implementation of actions required to maintain and enhance compliance. The role will also provide strong and clear guidance, advice and recommendation to Members on matters of Information Security and advice as appropriate on Data Protection.

The role will lead on major incidents relating to Information Security and Data Protection within SCI and will form a key member of the Crisis Management Team for Members and other SCI issues as appropriate.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential
* Substantial experience of working in an IT Security leadership role, preferably reporting to the CIO
* Experience of working with globally distributed IT teams
* Experience of assessing IT security risks and designing practical and cost effective action plans to mitigate them.
* Exposure to IT service management processes and tools, in accordance with recognized industry standards such as ITIL.
* Evidence of having operated successfully in a 'matrix' organisation, with global, regional and country based staff
* Capacity to build and maintain excellent relations and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity
* Strong personal, organisational and self-management skills; with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others
* Ability to build credibility quickly, and communicate with impact; including demonstrable experience of influencing at director and senior management level
* Strong communication skills, in English.
* Commitment to Save the Children values

Desirable
* Experience of 'field operations' and the IT Security-related issues associated with working in remote, inhospitable and insecure environments
* Strong understanding of/willingness to learn key trends in international and humanitarian development and how technology can and is being utilised to support these developments
* A second language preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.We are looking for candidates that are based in countries where Save the Children operates.This is a Senior Role with circa pay of £79,000

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS4yOTMzMi4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Business Analyst

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:06:58 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Mar 2021

The Role: Business Analyst

Scope:

Within the Transformation Delivery Department, we have a team of Business Analysts that are assigned to projects. Projects will have an IT component but the specific function being supported will vary by project.

In Transformation and Delivery at Save the Children, we have a team of Business Analysts that work in the nexus between IT, Business Architecture and Business Operations.

Our Business Analysts solicit information from within and outside our organisation, across the globe in order to deliver essential business and IT technical requirements and business processes. A Business Analyst on the CAPP Programme will be responsible for both delivery and advisory activities that support the end-to-end project delivery lifecycle.

We also expect any successful candidate to be able to offer a valuable and new contribution to the BA Methodology, continuous improvement insights and Business Analyst Community of Practice.

To be successful in this role, we would like to see experience in an advisory capacity or have proven delivery in complex Transformation Projects or Programmes. Business Analysts will support the development of the current and future state and bridge the gap between projects and the relevant functions and IT (where relevant). Business Analysts will also be expected to contribute to our BA Methodology and support continuous improvement to our BA processes and tools. To be effective in the role you will need experience working as a BA on a complex Transformation Project or Programme.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential:
* Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate with technical, non-technical, internal and external stakeholders across different seniority levels.
* Strong requirements elicitation skills and the ability to translate loose business needs into tangible outcomes including technical specifications.
* Comfortable with Agile solutions delivery approach including familiarity with User Stories, Product Backlog Management and Sprint cycles.
* Proven business process engineering and continuous improvement skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate/mediate; to facilitate the resolution of conflicting business requirements.
* Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Excellent understanding of business complexity of both internal and external project interdependencies.
* Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas.
* Proven experience in facilitating productive workshops, preferably in multi-cultural, multi-national contexts.
* Estimates and supports prioritisation of 'work packages', able to negotiate and agree priorities with the Project Manager and Project Leads.
* Has the ability to support other functional and operational areas such as testing, Change Management, Data Migration, Cutover and Training.
* Experience working with standardised Business Analysis methodology and associated processes and tools.
* A strong work ethic and able to take the initiative and ownership to deliver value to the business.
* Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally.

Desirable:
* Non-profit sector knowledge/experience (especially international development or Humanitarian projects)
* Second language - ideally French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.We offer this role at a circa pay of 48,000 GBP/Annually.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXRtLmFzYS44OTg0MS4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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Development Officer, Donor Engagement

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:06:09 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 25 Mar 2021

Background:
Catholic Relief Services is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our donors, as we believe good experience drives deeper commitment to the organization. Commitment encourages retention. And by retaining more donors, CRS is able to secure a more consistent and reliable source of private funding to support its mission. The Donor Engagement Team is responsible for this key function.
Job Summary:
As part of the Donor Engagement Team, the Development Officer is responsible for creating an optimal experience for each and every CRS donor. The DO engages with donors directly in an effort to deepen their commitment to the organization. The DO offers both problem resolution (to prevent donor attrition) and relevant, personalized outreach (to grow and strengthen relationships).
Job Responsibilities:

  • Engages donors directly by phone, email and/or mail in an effort to deepen their commitment to CRS and solidify their ongoing support of the organization.

  • Reviews and responds to donor feedback. Identifies trends in donor responses. Looks for opportunities to strengthen relationships and solutions to ongoing challenges.

  • Researches and resolves donor issues. Coordinates efforts closely with staff internally to ensure quick and consistent problem resolution.

  • Explores cross-sell and cross-promotional opportunities for donors within the organization, providing the most personal and relevant information possible.

  • Fulfills cultivation and stewardship efforts like thank you calls and/or personal notes to select donor audiences.

  • Maintains accurate records of donor outreach in database to ensure a complete and comprehensive view of donor experience.

  • program, recommending changes to enhance program processes, design and impact.

  • Plays an important role in reviewing and creating donor communication tools for both feedback and thank you outreach with an emphasis on feedback templates.

Key Working Relationships:
Internal: All Charitable Giving Units with a focus on Annual Giving and Donor Services as well as Mission and Mobilization
External: Donors
Work schedule:
This position may be located remotely, with hours agreed upon with the supervisor, based on a 35-hour work week.
Personal Skills:

  • This position requires an individual who understands the importance of connecting with donors, and making them feel appreciated and essential to the mission of CRS.

  • The incumbent should be comfortable in a “forward facing” role with heavy personal interaction both inside CRS and with the general public.

  • The incumbent will:

  • Stay abreast of professional trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning in the field.

  • Have a substantive understanding and appreciation for the structures and culture of the U.S. Catholic Church

  • Have a willingness to learn the depth and breadth of CRS’ programs

  • Write and present information clearly

  • Be a conceptual thinker with an ability to work under deadline pressure.

  • Enjoy doing multiple tasks.

  • Be self-motivated and directed, require minimal supervision

  • Be able to deal with complaints politely and effectively

  • Have outstanding collaborative skills and effective team player in complex environments. Collaborate within Charitable Giving (Analytics, Editorial, Donor Services) and Mission and Mobilization

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. *EOE/M/F/D/V -* CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply:

https://www.aplitrak.com/...

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Request for Proposals – Communications Consultant to draft a Communications Strategy and a Plan of Action

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:05:44 +0000

Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021

About Interpeace

Interpeace is an international organisation for peacebuilding. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that its work is locally designed and driven. Through local partners and its own local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes based on extensive consultation and research. Interpeace helps establish processes of change that promote sustainable peace, social cohesion and resilience. The organisation’s work is designed to connect and promote understanding between local communities, civil society, governments, and the international community.

Interpeace also assists the international community – especially the United Nations – to play a more effective role in peacebuilding based on the organisation’s expertise in field-based work at the grassroots level. This is achieved primarily through contributing innovative thought leadership and fresh insights into contemporary peacebuilding policy. This assistance to the international community is also achieved through its ‘peace responsiveness’ work, in which Interpeace provides advice and practical support to other international organisations (especially those in the security, development and humanitarian aid sectors) so that they adapt systemically in order that their own work simultaneously addresses conflict dynamics and strengthens peace dynamics.

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Background

The Principles for Peace is an international initiative launched by Interpeace. The initiative is an inclusive global process aimed at examining and re-framing the way peace processes are conceived and implemented. Over the course of two years the initiative will include both bottom-up and top-down consultations led by an international commission of political leaders, peacebuilding and peace-making practitioners, civil society representatives and scholars. The initiative will result in a set of new principles and guiding norms to inform and incentivize more effective design and implementation of peace processes that enable sustainable peace.

This initiative was launched on 15 December 2020 and was selected in the 2019 Paris Peace Forum and as a top ten ‘scale-up’ project. For more background information about the Principles for Peace, please visit: https://www.principlesforpeace.org/.

Preparation and Submission of Proposals

Interpeace invites qualified service providers to submit a bid to provide the services described in the attached Terms of Reference, and which form an integral part of the present Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its proposal, and Interpeace shall not be responsible or liable for those costs, whether direct or indirect, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the RFP, nor if the RFP is cancelled, altered or postponed for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all costs incurred for pre-proposal clarifications, oral presentations, site visits, and subsequent meetings and negotiations.

All offers shall be prepared in English. Offers shall comprise the following documents:

1.Technical Proposal

The Terms of Reference (ToRs) of the services requested by Interpeace can be found in Annex A. The technical proposal should include the following information:

a. Description of how the Bidder intends to meet the requirements described in the Terms of Reference.

b. In preparing the Technical Proposal, the Bidder shall provide details of the proposed project methodology, implementation and management plan as well as the CV of key personnel which will contribute to the project.

c. The Bidder may also include in this Annex other documents and information to demonstrate its technical and professional capacities and competencies to fulfil the requirements of the Terms of Reference.

d. Number of similar and successfully completed projects, number of similar projects currently underway.

e. Recent References: Each bidder must provide details of three contracts entered during the past five years which are similar in nature to that which will arise from this RFP. Please provide:

  • Client name, location and date of project
  • Description of goods provided and works or services performed
  • Contact details for reference

f. Any other information that will facilitate evaluation of the service provider’s reliability and capacity to provide the services. This may include descriptions of services provided to similar organizations related to drafting of communications strategies, as well as description of experience and knowledge of communications tools and channels.

g. Proposed methodology, approach and implementation plan: The proposal should demonstrate the Proposer’s response to the Terms of Reference, identify the specific components proposed, how the requirements shall be addressed, demonstrate how the proposed methodology meets or exceeds specifications.

2. Financial Offer

Your separate Financial Offer must contain an overall offer in a single currency.

The Financial Offer must cover all the services to be provided as per the ToRs. The price must be in CHF and “all inclusive”.

The cost of preparing a bid and negotiating a contract, including any related travel, is not reimbursable nor can it be included as a direct cost of the assignment.

ANNEX A How to apply:

All offers to provide the services described in this RFP must be submitted by e-mail to ranasinghe@interpeace.org by 05.03.2021**.** All submissions must indicate “Communications Consultant to draft a Communications Strategy and a Plan of Action” in the subject line.

Only proposals under consideration will be notified.

Participation in this RFP indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions provided.

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Team Leader (Assessing barriers for scaling MNCH commodities)

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:03:51 +0000

Countries: Kenya, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021
Company Description

Options Consultancy Services Limited is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of MSI Reproductive Choices. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high-quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil society and health workers. Our programming is flexible, evidence-based and politically informed. This means we adapt to changing contexts, use data to inform our decisions and ensure our approach is appropriate. Our focus is always on building local skills and systems that last.

Position

Options is seeking an exceptional Team Leader for an anticipated short-term assignment to assess the barriers, enablers, and opportunities for scaling maternal, neonatal, and child health commodities in low-resource settings. The Team Leader will guide a diverse project team of global and country experts, producing findings on key bottlenecks and barriers and recommendations for the client to prioritise its global investments.

This assignment recognises that very few novel maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) products[1] have been fully scaled in low and middle-income countries. Despite life-saving evidence, many of these commodities in fact have the lowest and slowest pathway to scale of any products tracked. This assignment seeks to turn a complex set of information on this subject into actionable recommendations for a key global health partner to prioritize investments with the maximum potential for impact.

The Team Leader is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of the assignment. S/he will ensure the assessment is delivered on time and to high quality, coordinating the inputs of global and country level experts. As the custodian of the technical approach, s/he will engage actively with the client and ensure course corrections and adaptions are made when needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Finalise the assessment methodology, including its global and national aspects, the selection of approximately 3 case study countries, and the composition of the assessment team (including local resource partners in case study countries)
  • Oversee and directly support the three assessment phases, drawing on inputs from experts in MNCH commodities, political economy analysis, technical economics, and evidence mapping to:
    1. Understand and strategically package the existing evidence
    2. Develop and validate a methodology for capturing the impact of successful solutions in addressing barriers to functional availability of MNCH products
    3. Develop, sense check and implement a method to support the client in prioritising areas of action
  • Coordinate engagement with the client and external global and national expert group(s) to build buy-in and ensure that findings are anchored on existing knowledge and best practice
Requirements

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Robust understanding of the global evidence and practicalities around barriers, enablers and opportunities for scaling MNCH commodities in low resource settings
  • Experience in implementing/leading initiatives to improve the functional availability of novel MNCH commodities
  • Demonstrated track record in designing and leading assessment processes, including framework development and writing up actionable investment recommendations for donors
  • Excellent networks with relevant UN agencies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID & USG partners, GFF and others working on MNCH commodities
  • Substantive work experience in more than one low-resource country
  • A postgraduate qualification in public health or related discipline
  • Excellent written and spoken English
Other information
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
How to apply:
  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 28 February 2021
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

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