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Vanuatu: GVA - Strengthening Sub National Health Systems in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:33:01 +0000

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Vanuatu
Closing date: 24 Feb 2020

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Health

The UNICEF Pacific Islands’ multi-country programme 2018-2022 covers the Cook Island, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Together, these fourteen countries and territories are home to 2.45 million people, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. The countries have small and culturally diverse populations, and vary in terms of population size, fertility and growth rate.

The overarching strategic approach for UNICEF Pacific between 2018 and 2022 to improve maternal and child health and nutrition including strengthening national capacity for enhanced quality health and nutrition policies and legislation, heath system strengthening for delivery of quality health and nutrition services and improving caregiver’s knowledge and skills to adopt recommended care practices. UNICEF’s Child Survival and Development (CSD) section is committed to a comprehensive approach t to Northern Pacific countries in addition to Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands.

Maternal and child health and nutrition indicators in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu do not fully meet targets. UNICEF provides technical and financial assistance to the respective governments with the aim of creating a more sustainable, well-functioning health system delivering quality services to children. UNICEF’s assistance aims to strengthen the following services: PNC, ENC, HINI including MIYCN, immunization, and IMCI. While UNICEF ‘s assistance will continue to support the quality of service delivery, it will also strengthen health system components such as human resources, financial flows, health information, health commodities and leadership with the aim of releasing bottlenecks.

In 2018, UNICEF collaborated with ministries of health in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in identifying PHC system gaps and in the development of guidelines for supportive supervision and community engagement. Health system gaps are an underlying cause of poor maternal and child health and nutrition indicators in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. In order to improve indicators, there must be greater attention paid to building primary health care (PHC) systemsand improving quality of service.Weaknesses in PHC systems range from governance and leadership, to procurement and logistics, health workforce, information and financing. Poor quality hinders the effectiveness of essential PHC services such as immunization, newborn care, treatment of childhood illness, maternal health and nutrition services. Improving services requires system wide quality improvements rather than disease specific approaches.Weaknesses in the system are pronounced at the subnational level where accountabilities lie but where investments in resources, energies, and managerial capacities have not reflected the importance of this level.

Health system weaknesses have also resulted in low demand for PHC services with patients bypassing primary services for tertiary care resulting in overburdening of tertiary services and delays in seeking care. This has resulted in a concentration of healthcare expenditure and service delivery at national level, which compromises health seeking and quality of care.

How can you make a difference?

Improving quality entails improving sub national management capacity. UNICEF will do this by basing experts in PHC systems at the sub national level and, through analysis, accompaniment and change management, will help to translate the theory of how to manage a subnational health system into doable action to improve the quality of the primary health care service. In the first year of implementing the supportive supervision and community engagement guidelines, UNICEF has learned that transformative change in the way sub national health management teams perform requires dedicated technical assistance.

The purpose of the assignment is to provide dedicated technical assistance to three sub national health management teams: 1 in Kiribati (Tarawa), 1 in Solomon Islands (Malaita), and 1 in Vanuatu (Malampa) to demonstrate the benefits and improvements resulting from a strong sub national health system. By carefully documenting UNICEFs approach, Ministries of Health in the three countries can implement it with other sub national teams. Through this technical assistance, UNICEF will spur more comprehensive changes to drivers of provincial health system performance going beyond supporting the system with inputs such as vaccines, equipment, and training and enabling a focus on changes to the way policy and regulation is operationalized at the sub national level, to organizational structure and management, and fostering the practice of relationship building and coordination.

The application of subnational health system strengthening will lead to improved capacity of PHC facilities to deliver quality MNCH services and caregivers will have an improved knowledge and skills to adopt recommended community and home practices for health and nutrition.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in health economics, health system management, public health, health service planning
  • Experience

  • 5-10 years relevant experience working low/middle-income settings with an emphasis on health systems an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years hands on experience working with staff and strengthening sub national health systems and shepherding change management, an advantage
  • Familiarity with WHO/UNICEF guidelines in health system strengthening
  • Experience working in an international development context, particularly PICTs, an advantage
  • Proficiency with relevant Windows-based technology at a high level, especially Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and within deadlines, including strong planning and coordination skills
  • High-level communication and cross-cultural skills
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Computer skills, including strong quantitative analysis and reporting tools.
  • Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Competencies

  • Solid analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the work place.
  • Versatility, judgment and maturity.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

    Applicants must submit: (i) a cover letter indicating their suitability for the consultancy, dates of availability and financial offer (professional fees and living allowance) also include location of preference; (ii) CV; (iii) completed UN Personal History Form (P11); (iv) scan of highest degree; (v) examples of previous work relevant to the consultancy.

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    Remarks:

    Please note that the Hiring section will further review the profiles and match the areas of expertise to the different locations.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/...

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    United States of America: Senior Recruiter - International Programs

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:48:02 +0000

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 09 Mar 2020

    Join World Vision USA as a Senior Recruiter, International Programs Group.

    World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Globally, we have over 37,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 1000 of us call World Vision USA home.

    01 The Role We are looking for a highly relational and proactive Senior Recruiter to support talent and skill acquisition efforts for World Vision US’s International Programs Group (IPG) based in Washington DC. IPG is made up of highly energetic, skilled individuals who focus on the public and private acquisition and global program implementation in various sectors (e.g. water, gender, child protection, food security to name just a few) that serve children all over the world. IPG supports World Vision’s field programs by ensuring adequate funding from private, public, and sponsorship resources and strong program management that is in line with the donor promise. IPG also mobilizes donors, documents evidence and learning, and ensures quality technical branding that enhances supporters’ perceptions of World Vision as a strong relief, development, and advocacy organization.

    You will serve as an external brand ambassador, building networks and robust conversation surrounding the complex and meaningful work being done throughout IPG. Manage the recruitment life-cycle with seamless execution and strategic placement of key staff. Ensure will work in partnership with key HR staff so that best practices are discussed, executed and revise when learnings are discovered. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

    02 What Success Looks Like Build lasting, highly engaged relationships with hiring managers and candidates that will promote a career match! Working diligently to build out dedicated pipelines that can help reduce the time-to-fill. Enhancement of the IPG recruitment brand by building a digital and physical presence in the WA DC market.


    How to apply:

    03 To Apply Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online. For more information on World Vision USA, please visit our website: www.worldvision.org.

    Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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    Consultancy: Childhood Pneumonia Consultant (iCCM/IMCI)- Health Section, PD - NYHQ- REQ#529809

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:33:01 +0000

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Closing date: 21 Feb 2020

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    Consultancy Title: Childhood Pneumonia Consultant (iCCM/IMCI)

    Section/Division/Duty Station: NYHQ

    Duration: 11.5 months

    About UNICEF

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

    BACKGROUND

    Pneumonia continues to be the leading infectious cause of death among children under the age of five, causing over 800,000 deaths/year. Pneumonia care and treatment relies on the availability and the accessibility of quality health services, close to where children live, at the Primary Health Care level including the community level as well as functioning referral systems and referral level care. This includes well-trained and supervised health workers as well as stable supplies of essential commodities such as Amoxicillin and oxygen for children with severe disease and hypoxemia. Amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) have been recommended as first line treatment for child pneumonia including at community level, but the uptake and national scale up has been slow and patchy, including in many high pneumonia burden settings. Measurement of hypoxemia as well as medical oxygen are rarely available below referral level yet there are increasing efforts by countries to scale up oxygen systems.

    The UNICEF SPRINT (Scaling Pneumonia Response INovaTions) project aims to gain, analyze and apply experience on scaling medical oxygen and Amoxicillin DT, bundled as main components of a primary health care pneumonia case management service delivery package, to ultimately catalyze scale of these essential treatments. Working across two countries (Ghana and Senegal), UNICEF Regional offices, New York HQ and Supply Division, the SPRINT project supports the scale up of the two essential commodities within integrated child health programmes in the two countries while using the learnings to strengthen and optimize UNICEF’s ability to accelerate roll out across multiple countries and apply the approach to other essential commodities, for example ORS/Zinc co-pack which has recently been added to the WHO Essential Medicines List.

    UNICEF is seeking a consultant to provide technical support to project implementation and long-term sustainability, extract learnings and engage beyond the project countries to further refine and replicate proven approaches and catalyze scale by leveraging existing opportunities and partnerships.

    More specifically, the following outputs will improve UNICEF’s capacity to achieve its goals.

  • Advocacy that leads to project countries using the SPRINT approach to further scale within their country
  • Conduct technical assistance, quality assurance, and collect information outlined in the SPRINT learning framework, in order to compare SPRINT progress and learnings across countries
  • Sufficient demonstration & open source documentation of the SPRINT model for easy adoption/adaption & delivery by UNICEF programs & by other organizations in new geographies.
  • Advocacy that leads to significant financial partner engagement for replication stage activities.
  • Application of the model to inform scale of other essential commodities for child health and survival
  • Terms of Reference / Deliverables

    The Pneumonia Consultant will manage all activities related to implementation support, programmatic guidance, policy and advocacy. The specialist will provide programmatic guidance for current SPRINT countries, those funded under expanded SPRINT in the future and other countries interested in scaling pneumonia response innovations.

  • Support the HQ liaison for SPRINT with Supply Division, Regional Office, Project offices
  • Provide technical support to SPRINT project countries
  • Engage with project team on the SPRINT learning hypothesis, M&E and scale up plan
  • Compare SPRINT progress and learnings across the two project countries to identify joint learnings, support cross country learning and inform the scaling model
  • Create a comparison data set from two countries outside of SPRINT to further inform the SPRINT learning hypothesis and scaling model
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of SPRINT learnings and support the development of guidance to UNCIEF country offices for scaling up essential commodities
  • Compile an overview document on the situation of introduction and scale of Amoxicillin DT, ORS/Zinc and oxygen systems for pneumonia and diarrhea high burden countries [policy, implementation activities and scale, common challenges, readily available solutions, technical assistance needs]
  • Identify opportunities for further application of the SPRINT learnings in additional countries prioritized under the UNICEF-Save the Children Partnership or as part of Quality of care initiatives
  • Support activities to accelerate the scale up of ORS/Zinc co-pack for the treatment of diarrhea including by applying learnings from SPRINT
  • Provide technical support and resource mobilization, including proposal development, to scale up Amoxicillin and ORS/Zinc in the context of iCCM programmes
  • Qualifications

    (1) Education

  • A completed, advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in one or mor of the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Project Management, or a field relevant to innovation, and or Global Development.
  • A completed 1st university degree (Bachelor’s degree) and seven (7) years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree (Master’s).
  • 2) Work experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of Global Health.
  • Field experience in the implementation and monitoring and quality improvement of global child health programming, specifically IMCI/iCCM required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the introduction and scale up of product innovations is highly desirable
  • Experience with Global Health policy development and/or advocacy
  • Experience in partner engagement and coordination, including at the global level as well as with MoH/government
  • Professional qualification or foundation certification in project management methodologies is an asset
  • Solid familiarity with UNICEF and experience working with other international humanitarian organizations (WHO, NGOs, donors) is an asset.
  • 3) Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Language requirements: fluent in English and French
  • The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and Lotus Notes
  • Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
  • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
  • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
  • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
  • U.S. Visa information:

    With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at:Here

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/...

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    United States of America: Contracts & Grants Administrator

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:34:47 +0000

    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 30 Mar 2020

    The Contracts & Grants Administrator provides support to a Regional Support Team (RST) within the Contracts & Grants Division. The C&G Administrator will provide support for the administration of that Region’s awards (both contracts and grants) with the US government, other bilateral and multilateral donors such as DFID and CIDA, the UN, European Union, multilateral development banks, as well as foundations and private sector donors. The C&G Administrator, in coordination with and reporting to the RST Lead, will work within a team of professionals to support one of IFES’ regional programmatic areas and its regional field offices and sites. Job Responsibilities:

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Participate in the daily operations of the Regional Support Team (RST).
    • In consultation with the RST Lead and others within the RST, provide guidance to IFES program staff in the interpretation of award terms and conditions, and USG and non-USG regulations.
    • Ensure compliance with Region award terms and conditions.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, coordinate with the Finance division on a variety of common issues
    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with donors and IFES staff.
    • Ensure compliance with C&G and IFES operational procedures and policies for contracts/grants management.
    • In coordination with the RST lead, establish and maintain communications with prime and subcontractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract awarding process.
    • In coordination with the RST lead, liaise with donors, NGOs/PVOs and advocacy groups.
    • In coordination with RST lead, advise Regional IFES staff on matters related to preparation and administration of sub awards of all types.
    • In coordination with the RST lead, support activities of Finance staff in the areas of audit and financial reporting for IFES’ awards.
    • Ensure the timely processing of all closeouts.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE: Provide support for Regional Service Teams and support for the administration of the Region’s awards. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to assure the achievement of assigned objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to management oversight.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:** Identifies multi-faceted problems affecting achievement of individual goals, requiring research into internal and external factors. Analyzes and interprets issues and proposes alternative solutions, relying on knowledge of professional standards and principles. Decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance.

    RELATIONSHIPS:** Develops and sustains productive working relationships with assigned internal and external partners to coordinate activities, manage information and report project status. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinate activities necessary to achieve work goals.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:** None.

    TRAVEL: Limited.

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations, Finance or related field.

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 4 years of experience in international development with an NGO and/or for-profit in the development sector and experience with the administration of USG and non-USG awards (both contracts and assistance). USAID, Department of State, and other international development donor experience, and grants and commercial contracting highly desirable.

    RELATED SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE: Experience with Microsoft Office required. Detailed oriented and organized. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required.

    “All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

    IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

    IFES is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor”


    How to apply:

    https://www.vs4.vscyberhosting.com/ifes/Careers.aspx...

    www.ifes.org

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    Philippines: Grant Specialist- Clean Cities, Blue Ocean, Philippines

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:50:19 +0000

    Organization: Tetra Tech
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2020

    Tetra Tech International Development Services, (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) headquartered in Arlington, VA is seeking to hire a qualified Grant Specialist to support the implementation of the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) project’s Grants under Contract (GUC) activities in the Philippines and potentially elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

    The CCBO activity is a five-year initiative of USAID which serves as USAID's flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns. The project works to prevent ocean plastic pollution by building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs) and solid waste management (SWM) in urban and peri-urban settings, particularly in riverine and coastal areas. CCBO works with multiple USAID missions on country-specific implementation of national and local activities, and with USAID/Washington on global-level activities. CCBO will design and implement a $10M grant under contract (GUC) program in countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

    Under the supervision of the Grant Manager based in the United States, the Grant Specialist will work in collaboration with the project’s technical and administrative teams to manage the full lifecycle of grants in the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia if necessary. The Grant Specialist is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants in accordance with USAID’s and Tetra Tech ARD’s procedures and policies governing grants including the solicitation, selection, management, monitoring and closeout of grants. In coordination with the Grant Manager, the Grant Specialist will provide trainings and capacity building support to grant applicants and recipients to ensure overall success of grants under their portfolio.

    Qualifications:

    * Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in relevant field such as international development or affairs, business administration, finance, etc.

    * At least 4 years’ experience managing grants, USAID experience preferred

    * Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

    * Ability to travel within the Philippines up to 40% of the time

    * Fluency in Filipino language and advanced proficiency in speaking and writing in English

    * Proven capacity building and training skills

    * Proven track record facilitating solutions to problems

    * Excellent project and information management skills

    * Excellent communication and teamwork skills

    * Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

    * Budgeting, financial, and auditing experience desirable.

    * Must be comfortable working in a fast paced and sometimes intense work environment.

    * High level proficiency of MS-Office applications and databases.

    * Qualified Filipino nationals are highly encouraged to apply


    How to apply:

    To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

    * Cover Letter

    * CV in reverse chronological format

    Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

    Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

    Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/GrantSpecPhilippines

    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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    India: Regional Audit Manager (RAM), Asia Pacific

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:34:44 +0000

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: India
    Closing date: 21 Feb 2020

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially

    Here’s where you come in:

    As Regional Audit Manager (RAM), Asia Pacific, you will provide strategic leadership to the Audit Team in the National Office (NO) portfolio assigned within the Region, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

    You will supervise a team of professional auditors in the NO portfolio assigned and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

    You will provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

    Requirements include:

    • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.
    • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-governmental organization will be an advantage.
    • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA CISA/ACFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.
    • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
    • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular.
    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

    How to apply:

    World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

    Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 21 FEB 2020. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

    Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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    Colombia: Program Officer- Columbia

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:15:08 +0000

    Organization: American Bar Association
    Country: Colombia
    Closing date: 13 Mar 2020

    The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (“ABA ROLI”) seeks a Program Officer - Colombia, to assist in the management of a multi-year program portfolio there. This will be a full-time position based in Bogotá, with potential regular travel throughout the country.

    The Program Officer will support technical assistance activities related to ABA ROLI’s new Project on “Strengthening Judicial Adjudication of cases involving Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders” in collaboration with a well-known international organization. This project is designed to:

    1) strengthen the capacity of the judiciary to effectively adjudicate cases involving threats and homicides of human rights defenders and social leaders (HRDSLs); and

    2) improve courtroom management and procedures to ensure the safety and security of parties involved in the proceedings.

    In addition, the Program Officer will further assist with activities related to ABA ROLI’s Project on “Building Better Justice: Strengthening Judicial Training in Colombia”. program designed to:

    1) assist the JTS to create and implement an organizational management strategy focusing on impact and the best use of limited resources;

    2) improve the competencies of judges and other key judicial staff including court clerks and secretaries in order to apply the law correctly, follow established and uniform procedures, and build the judiciary’s capacity to manage courts with transparency, professionalism, and efficiency; and

    3) assist the JTS with a strategic plan regarding instructional design and organizational infrastructure including development of curricula grounded in competencies, distance learning education, and budgeting.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Program Officer will support the field staff in conducting the following activities:

    • Develop and implement long- and short-term strategies, work plans, and activities.
    • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of the program’s baseline assessment, including liaising with an external consultant and authoring a report of the assessment findings.
    • Support technical activities, including training.
    • Provide technical advice and support regarding each of the program goals, components and activities.
    • Conduct financial oversight.
    • Provide administrative, logistical and financial support related to the program.
    • Prepare reports for ABA ROLI and donors.
    • Provide business development support and outreach.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A degree in law or other related field, and at least one (1) year of relevant experience.
    • Professional fluency in Spanish.
    • Intermediate fluency in English (B2)
    • Strong managerial skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong commitment to rule of law principles.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with human rights issues and/or analysis of criminal justice issues.
    • Experience working in Colombia.
    • Professional fluency in English.

    ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, police, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

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    Oficial de Programas en Colombia

    La Iniciativa para el Estado de Derecho del American Bar Association ("ABA ROLI") Colombia busca un Oficial de Programas para asistir en el manejo del portafolio de programas de esta oficina. Esta será una posición de tiempo completo con base en Bogotá, que incluirá viajes ocasionales a diferentes zonas del país.

    El Oficial de Programas contribuirá con la planeación e implementación de las actividades de asistencia técnica relacionadas con un nuevo programa de “Fortalecimiento de la adjudicación judicial de casos que involucran a defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales” en colaboración con una reconocida fundación internacional. Este proyecto está diseñado para:

    1) fortalecer la capacidad del poder judicial para juzgar efectivamente los casos de amenazas y homicidios de defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales; y

    2) mejorar la gestión y los procedimientos de juzgados y tribunales para garantizar la seguridad de las partes involucradas en este tipo de procedimientos.

    El Oficial de Programas contribuirá también con la implementación de las actividades de asistencia técnica relacionadas con el “Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Educación Judicial” de ABA ROLI Colombia. Este programa está diseñado para:

    1. Asistir a la Escuela Judicial Rodrigo Lara Bonilla en la creación e implementación de una estrategia de gerencia organizacional focalizada en el impacto del mejor uso de sus recursos.

    2. Mejorar las competencias de los jueces y otros servidores judiciales fundamentales, incluyendo auxiliares y secretarias, con el fin de aplicar adecuadamente el derecho, seguir procedimientos uniformes y construir una capacidad judicial para gerencial los despachos con transparencia, profesionalismo y eficiencia.

    3. Asistir a la Escuela Judicial con un plan estratégico relacionado con el diseño de capacitación, al igual que con su infraestructura organizacional incluyendo el desarrollo de un currículo basado en competencias, educación a distancia y ejecución presupuestal.

    Responsabilidades:

    Bajo la supervisión del Director de la Oficina de Colombia, el Oficial de Programas apoyará al equipo regional en las siguientes actividades:

    • Elaborar e implementar estrategias a largo y corto plazo, los planes de trabajo y actividades.
    • Coordinar y supervisar la implementación del diagnóstico inicial del programa, incluso colaborando con un/a consultor/a externo/a y en la elaboración de un informe de los resultados del diagnóstico.
    • Apoyar actividades técnicas, incluida la capacitación.
    • Proveer apoyo técnico y asesoría sobre cada uno de los componentes del programa y las actividades.
    • Llevar a cabo la supervisión financiera.
    • Proporcionar apoyo administrativo, logístico, y financiero relacionado con el programa.

    • Proveer apoyo a la búsqueda de apoyos institucionales

    Se requiere:

    • Título universitario en derecho y mínimo un (1) año de experiencia profesional relacionada con el cargo.
    • Hablar / leer / escribir el español con dominio profesional.
    • Conocimiento intermedio de inglés (B2)
    • Fuerte capacidad de gestión.
    • Fuertes capacidades en relaciones interpersonales.
    • Fuertes capacidades de comunicación verbal y escrita.
    • Fuerte compromiso a los principios del estado de derecho.

    Se prefiere:

    • Experiencia en temas de derechos humanos y/o análisis de temas de justicia penal. Experiencia laboral en Colombia.
    • Hablar / leer / escribir el inglés con dominio profesional.

    ABA ROLI es una organización sin fines de lucro que implementa programas de reforma legal en aproximadamente 40 países alrededor del mundo. ABA ROLI tiene cerca de 700 profesionales trabajan en el extranjero y en sus oficinas de Washington, DC. Contrapartes de ABA ROLI en nuestros países anfitriones incluyen a jueces, abogados, colegios de abogados, facultades de derecho, administradores de tribunales, legislaturas, ministerios de justicia y una amplia gama de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, incluidos los grupos de derechos humanos.


    How to apply:

    Please submit your application and CV to: lac-recruitment@abaroli.org; felipe.franco@abaroli.org

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    Colombia: Human Rights Investigation Expert

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:17:12 +0000

    Organization: American Bar Association
    Country: Colombia, United States of America
    Closing date: 12 Mar 2020

    Human rights defenders and social leaders (HRDSLs) have been targets of increased levels of violence as they pose risks to individuals and groups engaged in criminal activities and those seeking to maintain and/or expand their territorial control. While the threats and killings of HRDSLs remain on the rise, the Colombian judiciary is overwhelmed by the current backlog of human rights cases.

    The ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks a short-term (15 working days maximum) expert on human rights investigations to conduct an assessment to identify, assess, and analyze the institutional needs and challenges of the judiciary to adjudicate cases involving threats and homicides of HRDSLs. The assessment should not be merely theoretical, but should provide practical and concrete descriptions. The expert may rely on the compilation and rephrasing of prior studies, papers or assessments regarding this issue, but should conduct their own research and investigation, including interviews and/or focus groups, as needed, to inform the assessment. The task will include at least two trips to field areas outside Bogota.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify, assess, and analyze the institutional needs and challenges of the judiciary to adjudicate cases involving threats and homicides of HRDSLs;

    • Conduct a mapping to identify the areas where these threats and homicides are occurring, and assess ways to provide targeted capacity needs to judges in these areas;

    • Identify strategic entry points for engagement with other justice sector institutions to support inter-institutional collaboration to strengthen the government’s response to investigating prosecuting and adjudicating cases involving threats and homicides of HRDSLs;

    • Identify the institutional training needs of the judiciary that are involved in the situation of Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders (“HRDSL”) and assess the training strategies most appropriate for judicial personnel;

    • Provide input on key takeaways and findings of the assessment, including notes from assessment activities, to inform ABA ROLI’s development of an assessment report

    Minimum Qualifications

    • JD or foreign equivalent and 7-10 years of relevant experience;

    • Prior experience in Colombia as a criminal attorney, prosecutor, judicial police investigator or criminal judge.

    • Demonstrated ability to investigate complex criminal cases.

    • Experience in writing reports with clarity, precision and efficiency regarding prosecutions and adjudication of cases involving rule of law, human rights, and human rights defenders and social leaders.

    • Demonstrated ability to liaise with government officials, judges, and civil society leaders in a complex, politically sensitive context;

    • Fluency in Spanish in order to meet the technical and managerial requirements of the program and donor requirements.

    • Intermediate English (B1/B2)

    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with justice sector institutions in Colombia, and in particular, the judiciary, on human rights cases involving human rights defenders and social leaders;

    • Experience conducting baseline assessments for international development projects in Latin America, especially as related to the rule of law or justice sector strengthening.

    Please submit your application and CV to lac-recruitment@abaroli.org

    Antecedentes

    Los defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales han sido víctimas de altos niveles de violencia, ya que por su labor representan un riesgo para individuos o grupos involucrados en actividades criminales y aquellos que buscan mantener y / o expandir su control territorial de manera ilegal. Si bien las amenazas y los asesinatos en su contra siguen aumentando, el poder judicial colombiano viene experimentando problemáticas en su funcionamiento dada la actual acumulación de casos de violación a derechos humanos.

    American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI Colombia) busca contratar a un experto para un proyecto de consultoría de corto plazo (15 días hábiles como máximo) con conocimientos y experiencia en investigaciones de derechos humanos para llevar a cabo una evaluación que permita identificar, evaluar y analizar las necesidades y desafíos institucionales de la rama judicial para juzgar los casos que involucran amenazas y homicidios en contra de defensores de derechos humanos y lideres sociales. Esta evaluación no debe ser meramente teórica, sino que debe proporcionar descripciones prácticas y concretas. El experto podrá realizar la compilación y soporte de estudios, documentos o evaluaciones previos sobre este tema para su propio análisis, pero deberá realizar su propia investigación, lo cual puede incluir la estructuración y realización de entrevistas y / o grupos focales, según sea necesario, para informar la evaluación. Esta consultoría incluirá al menos dos viajes a áreas de campo fuera de Bogotá.

    Responsabilidades

    • Identificar, evaluar y analizar las necesidades y desafíos institucionales de la rama judicial para juzgar casos que involucren amenazas y homicidios de defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales;

    • Llevar a cabo un mapeo para identificar las áreas donde ocurren estas amenazas y homicidios, y evaluar medios para la provisión de capacidades especificas para los jueces que trabajan estos temas;

    • Identificar puntos de entrada estratégicos para el compromiso con otras instituciones del sector judicial que permita apoyar la colaboración interinstitucional y el fortalecimiento de la respuesta del gobierno Colombiano en la investigación y adjudicación de casos que involucran amenazas y homicidios de defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales;

    • Identificar necesidades de capacitación del jueces y funcionarios de la rama judicial que están involucrados en el procesamiento de casos en contra de defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales y evaluar las estrategias de capacitación más apropiadas para cada caso en concreto;

    • Proporcionar recomendaciones sobre las conclusiones de la evaluación, incluidas notas de las actividades de evaluación, para informar el desarrollo de un informe final de diagnóstico por parte de ABA ROLI.

    Calificaciones Mínimas

    • Título en derecho y 7-10 años de experiencia relevante;

    • Experiencia previa en Colombia como abogado penal, fiscal, investigador de la policía judicial o juez penal;

    • Capacidad demostrada para investigar casos criminales complejos;

    • Experiencia en la redacción de informes con claridad, precisión y eficiencia con respecto a enjuiciamiento y adjudicación de casos en derechos humanos y/o sobre defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales;

    • Capacidad demostrada para establecer contactos con funcionarios gubernamentales, jueces y representantes de la sociedad civil en un contexto complejo y políticamente sensible;

    • Fluidez en español para cumplir con los requisitos técnicos y de gestión del programa y los requisitos de los donantes;

    • Inglés intermedio (B1 / B2);

    • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación organizacional, interpersonal, oral y escrita.

    • Se preferirán candidatos con experiencia trabajando con instituciones del sector justicia en Colombia, y en particular, el poder judicial, en casos de derechos humanos que involucran a defensores de derechos humanos y líderes sociales;

    • Se preferirán candidatos con experiencia en la realización de evaluaciones de línea de base para proyectos de desarrollo internacional en América Latina, especialmente en relación con el fortalecimiento del sector del estado de derecho o la justicia.

    Por favor envíe su solicitud y CV a lac-recruitment@abaroli.org


    How to apply:

    Please submit your application and CV to lac-recruitment@abaroli.org

    Por favor envíe su solicitud y CV a lac-recruitment@abaroli.org

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    Chief of Party- Environment and Natural Resources Sector, South and South-East Asia

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:54:17 +0000

    Organization: Tetra Tech
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2020

    Tetra Tech International Development Services https://careers.tetratechintdev.com headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified senior level candidates for anticipated Chief of Party positions for multi-year USAID-funded forest management and biodiversity programs in South and South-East Asia.

    Responsibilities:

    The Chief of Party will provide technical and administrative leadership to complex USAID natural resource management projects and are the primary liaisons between USAID and Tetra Tech, as well as between the project and government and civil society counterparts. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general natural resource management knowledge and expertise in at least one area that may include forestry, biodiversity, land-use planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation. The positions require experience in developing countries, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency under tight deadlines.

    Qualifications:

    * Master’s degree or equivalent in fields directly related to the activities of this program.

    *At least ten (10) and preferably fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing NRM and environmental programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills.

    *At least five (5) and preferably ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams of professionals to respond to complex assignments

    * Experience working directly with host government counterparts, particularly with top-level ministerial or agency leadership is required.

    * Technical expertise in an area of natural resource management

    * Experience with USAID programs is required

    * Excellent verbal and written communication skills and analytic skills.

    * Fluency in English is required and additional language proficiency is preferred.

    * Demonstrated ability to work across key sectors concerned such as forestry, agriculture and land use planning


    How to apply:

    To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

    * Cover Letter

    * CV in reverse chronological format

    Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

    Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

    Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/COPAsia

    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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    Indonesia: Senior Technical Specialists –Terrestrial Program in Indonesia

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:42:02 +0000

    Organization: Tetra Tech
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2020

    Tetra Tech International Development Services https://careers.tetratechintdev.com headquartered in Arlington, VA is seeking to hire qualified senior technical specialists to provide technical and managerial oversight for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation initiative in Indonesia. Expertise sought in the development and implementation of strategies in targeted subnational jurisdictions to advance biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, and sustainable land use.

    Area of Specialization Sought:

    * Environmental governance

    * Biodiversity conservation

    * Environmental traceability

    * Natural resource commodity production supply chains

    * Private sector engagement

    * Sustainable economic growth and financing

    * Sustainable natural resource management

    Qualifications:

    * Advanced degree relevant to a specific area of specialization

    * Minimum of 10 years of experience in the development sector providing assistance on large donor-funded projects

    * Demonstrated experience providing technical input and/or advisory services in designated area of specialization

    * Experience delivering services in Indonesia

    * Fluency in English

    * Qualified Indonesian nationals are highly encouraged to apply


    How to apply:

    To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

    * Cover Letter

    * CV in reverse chronological format

    Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

    Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

    Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/SpecialistsIndonesia

    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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    Syrian Arab Republic: REACH Research Manager for Northeast Syria

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:38:23 +0000

    Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
    Country: Syrian Arab Republic
    Closing date: 14 Feb 2020

    REACH Research Manager for Northeast Syria

    (Reference: 20/SYR/RM01)

    Background on Impact and REACH

    REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

    IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

    ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

    We are currently looking for a REACH Research Manager to support our REACH team in Northeast Syria.

    Supervisor: REACH Country Coordinator

    Title: REACH Research Manager

    Location: Amuda, Syria

    Contract duration: 1 year

    Start date: ASAP

    Country Profile

    Into its ninth year of conflict, conditions in Syria remain highly volatile and marked by intense violence and limited humanitarian access. The scale, complexity, and severity of humanitarian needs in Syria extends the necessity for up to date, timely, and accurate information. Evidence-based planning and programming remains paramount to ensure that the response adequately meets the needs of the most vulnerable people and is tailored to different realities across communities and over time. However, informing operational and strategic planning remains highly challenging, as accessibility and security issues impede systematic data collection. A lack of predictable and consistent data undermines the ability of humanitarian actors to review their approach in light of the dynamic context. REACH has been conducting assessments on the humanitarian situation in Syria since 2013 and has over the years grown significantly both in size and in influence as an actor in the Syria response. REACH works in opposition controlled parts of Syria and coordinates closely with OCHA, nearly all clusters, key working groups (IM and technical) within the Syria coordination system, and various NGO fora in order to identify, address, and raise awareness of key information gaps, as well as to uphold the quality of data used to inform the response.

    Through these engagements, REACH has identified that the following key challenges remain: (1) the lack of a needs tracking system that brings together and shares timely and regular information on changes in needs from a variety of sources; (2) the ability to conduct coordinated large scale data collection on a more regular basis – particularly critical in the highly volatile context, and during key humanitarian milestones such as the HNO; (3) the lack information from harder to reach areas with some of the most acute needs, such as Menbij and Afrin in northwest Syria and Deir-ez-Zor governorate (4) lack of ability to quickly mobilise data collection in areas experiencing sudden escalations in conflict, due to accessibility, operational and security constraints; (5) the lack of more granular and detailed information on needs and response capacity on specific newly accessible geographic areas, such as Menbij.

    Broadly speaking, REACH Syria implements assessments within four key streams:

    • Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in Syria, through monthly assessments covering over 1,600 communities in Syria, market monitoring to track prices of goods as per the survival minimum expenditure basket (SMEB), and ad hoc rapid assessments in times of sudden escalations in conflict or natural disasters.
    • Displacement tracking, through tracking the movement of IDPs and Returnees down to a 24-48 hour-basis, as well as monitoring the humanitarian situation inside IDP camps and informal settlements.
    • Area-Based Assessments to support humanitarian actors in the coordination to identify key response gaps by comparing humanitarian needs data with response data, in a set locality – often one that has recently become accessible and/or that is recovering for instance from besiegement.
    • Technical support to clusters, for example in the form of coordination and implementation of sector and multisector assessments to inform the HNO, production of thematic assessments, presentations of findings, and capacity building.

    For an example of REACH Syria information products, please see below:

    Functions

    REACH is currently recruiting for a Research Manager (RM) to manage the REACH Northeast Syria hub. The overall goal of the Research Manager will be to ensure the smooth running of REACH activities in the hub. This will include full operational and programmatic management of the hub and its two bases in Amuda and Ein Issa. More specifically, s/he will be responsible for overall programme management of REACH activities in this hub, including management of all project focal points (managers), oversight of project implementation, operational oversight in terms of logistic, finance, administrative and HR, as well as strategy development and implementation, and donor and partner engagement. The REACH RM will represent REACH to key external actors, including stakeholders in the humanitarian coordination system, as well as technical working groups and various NGO fora and information management groups. S/He will ensure the dissemination of REACH findings to the relevant stakeholders and monitor information needs of the humanitarian community. More generally, the REACH RM is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation. The position is based in Amuda, Northeast Syria, with regular travel to Ein Issa.
    The RM will be part of the reach Syria senior management team, and will as such be responsible for identifying strategic gaps and opportunities for reach in northeast Syria and to contribute to the reach whole of Syria strategy.

    Summary

    Under the REACH Syria Country Coordinator (based in Amman, Jordan), the REACH Research Manager shall be responsible for:

    • Programmatic and operational management of the REACH Northeast Syria hub, including all project focal points and senior field staff;
    • Supporting Focal Points and Field Staff in accurately estimating assessment timelines and resources needed for assessment implementation;
    • Overall design and implementation of workplans together with REACH project focal points and field staff,
    • Oversight of logistics and recruitment for the hub in liaison with ACTED Finance, Logistics, Security and HR departments.
    • In coordination with REACH Senior Management Team, external representation of REACH with donors, partners, and the wider aid community through clusters and sectoral working groups,
    • Ensuring that assessment strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives;
    • Ensure the timely dissemination, presentation and sharing of REACH information to external actors,
    • Supporting the development/revision of assessment/programme strategies, reports, or new proposals;
    • Continuously seek to improve and innovate REACH assessments, information products and processes to identify and meet information gaps in the Syria humanitarian response in order to support in the facilitation of an evidence-based response.

    Responsibilities

    1. Oversight of all REACH Syria Research Cycles (Projects) and team management

    • Line management of all project focal points and Field Managers in Northeast Syria.
    • Together with the Northeast Syria Technical Assessment Officer, overseeing that Research Cycles are designed and implemented according to:o IMPACT’s guidelines and quality standards and in accordance with technical direction from Technical Assessment Managers;
      o lessons learned and input from relevant stakeholders (OCHA, clusters, working groups, NGO forums, etc.);
      o in line with the REACH Syria strategy and information needs of humanitarian actors;

    • Ensuring that Project Focal Points are provided the programme management training, support, and resources required to effectively and independently manage their Research Cycles. This includes:

    o regular follow-up and check-ins to project plan and identify any challenges or bottlenecks;

    o supporting in building and maintaining external relationships as relevant;

    o supporting project focal points as line-managers in developing strong and healthy teams

    • Provide Field Managers with support to oversee Field Teams as well as:

    o Identifying capacity together with Field Managers and delegating data collection tasks accordingly to Field Teams (Project Officers and Enumerators);

    o Ensuring the welfare of Field Teams, particularly with regard to the security of enumerators inside Syria

    o Ensuring capacity building and skill identification of Field Teams together with the Technical Assessment Officer

    • Ensure that all team members and hubs are kept up-to-date on key activities, plans, and achievements;
    • Together with the rest of the SMT, ensuring a good work environment and taking active steps to ensure staff welfare. This will include building strong professional relationship, having good visibility of issues in teams through regular check-ins, as well as maintaining a professional, respectful, and supportive tone in the office.

    2. Grants development and management

    • Under the supervision of the Country Coordinator, support in the development of proposals.
    • Support on donor reporting, including tracking of deadlines, delegation, and follow-up of tasks to project focal points, review, and writing of reports.
    • Ensure that M&E processes are followed and that findings are reported accurately.

    3. Operational oversight (financial, logistical, staff capacity, team structure)

    • Support the Country Coordinator and the REACH Finance Manager in budget follow-up, mainly through contribution to Allocation tables, budget review and expense forecasting together with project focal points and REACH Field Managers.
    • Follow established processes to manage operational spending of the Northeast Syria hub, particularly staff allocation tables and enumerator allocation tracking sheets. This will include seeking to improve processes and also identify opportunities for strategic expansion of projects and coverage.
    • Control project budgets at area level to avoid under/over spending under supervision of the Country Coordinator and ACTED Finance
    • Ensure timely and quality procurement management at area level
    • Ensure proper asset and stock management at area level
    • Ensure proper IT systems, data back-up and protection from malware at area level
    • Ensure sufficient and reliable means of communication at area level
    • Ensure logistics, financial, administration, security, and HR processes have been appropriately implemented and coordinated with the relevant ACTED departments
    • Together with the rest of the SMT, identify and address capacity issues across all REACH Syria teams

    4. Human Resource Management (recruitment and staff welfare)

    • Together with the Country Coordinator, identify needs for staff recruitment;
    • Drafting of ToRs together with the SMT and project focal points, liaison with HR at IMPACT Headquarters, conducting interviews, or supporting project focal points to conduct strong interviews.
    • Together with the Country Coordinator, ensure that appraisals, contract renewals, and recruitments is done in timely manner to minimize gaps on the team.
    • Conduct regular check-ins with project focal points, as well as with those managed by project focal points, to identify skills and interests on the team, as well as any issues influencing team/staff welfare.

    5. External engagement (donor engagement, external representation, advocacy, partnership development and maintenance)

    • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, ensure that REACH Syria maintains its strong relationships and position as a key information actor in the Syria response through regular engagement with representatives within the Syria coordination structure, key NGO forums, and other IM actors.
    • Maintain REACH Syria’s strong relationships with existing donors through regular meetings to brief on project process, key developments in the Syria context and coordination structure, findings from assessments, concerns with regard to information gaps, as well as development of new grants as needed.
    • Support the Country Coordinator in implementing fundraising strategies and in engaging with potential donors
    • Together with the Country Coordinator and project focal points when relevant, identify, develop and maintain partnerships with relevant actors, such as other IM actors, clusters/working groups, NGOs, and representatives of relevant NGO forums.
    • Support the Country Coordinator in REACH Syria advocacy work; largely revolving around raising awareness of key findings with regards to the humanitarian situation in Syria and situating these within wider conversations in the Syria response. The main goal of REACH Syria advocacy work is that key findings are heard and used to inform response strategies and implementation, and that the response is based on reliable information.
    • Represent REACH and present findings at relevant key platforms/meetings.

    6. Support in the development and implementation of the REACH Syria Strategy**

    • Closely follow the social, economic, and political situation in Syria as well as humanitarian coordination developments and key issues in the Syria humanitarian response.
    • Together with the rest of the SMT, Country Coordinator, and Project Focal Points, regularly review REACH information products for relevance, user-friendliness, effectiveness, timeliness and to ensure that they sufficiently inform the target audience.
    • Together with the SMT, support the Country Coordinator in strategy development and implementation through conversations with external actors, (mainly) humanitarian coordination structures and NGOs) context monitoring, and conversations with focal points.
    • Together with the Country Coordinator, ensure that project focal points are trained and able to situate their projects within the wider Syria context and support them in thinking strategically about their project.

    7. Support to security Management

    • Analyze the security context at area level and in close collaboration with the Area Security Manager contribute to defining, analyzing and evaluating risks
    • Engage with relevant key stakeholders at area level to ensure access and support of interventions
    • Address security and safety risks by implementing standard operating procedures defined for the area
    • Ensure all staff in the area adhere to security procedures
    • Ensure security incidents at area level are promptly reported to the Area Security Manager

    Confidentiality and Data Protection

    The Research Manager will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

    Requirements

    • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in relevant discipline;
    • 3 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting;
    • Excellent team management, coordination, organisational and planning skills required, including ability to manage large workloads, oversee multiple teams and effectively meet deadlines, through an excellent ability to multi-task and prioritise;
    • Experience with external engagement (donors, partners and other key stakeholders) required;
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian coordination system required;
    • Understanding of processes involved in conducting assessments an asset;
    • Excellent communication and drafting skills required for effective donor reporting and proposal development;
    • Excellent analytical skills required;
    • Experience managing budgets an asset;
    • Ability to work independently and manage people remotely required
    • Solution-oriented, flexible, and open-minded, including ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment required;
    • Good understanding of the Syrian context - past experience in the region is desirable;
    • Fluency in English required, Arabic or Kurdish an asset;
    • Ability to operate with Microsoft Word and Excel required;
    • A sense of curiosity and a drive to work to improve the humanitarian sector;

    Conditions

    • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
    • Additional monthly living allowance
    • Food allowance and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
    • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
    • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

    How to apply:

    Please use the following link to apply:
    https://www.impact-initiatives.org/work-with-us/vacancies/reach-research-m...

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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: HR Business Partner

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:35:10 +0000

    Organization: Oxfam GB
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 16 Feb 2020

    Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

    The Role

    You will join a talented, supportive team going through a period of organisational change to provide generalist HR Business Partner support for an interim period, partnering with senior management and their wider teams to support the organisational transformation.

    It will be a busy and varied role in which you will be involved in several areas of HR. Working across business units within Oxfam GB, you will act as a trusted advisor to managers and individuals across Oxfam, advising them in line with HR processes and policies.

    As we have various assignments available, dependent on expertise, the role may work directly with our Employee Relations Team to support the resolution of employee resolutions issues. We will consider part time and flexible working arrangements.

    What we are looking for

    • Demonstrable experience in a business-facing HR Generalist role
    • Change management experience, including communications, engagement, behavioural and cultural change
    • Good working knowledge of UK employment legislation and HR best practice
    • Experience of handling Employee Relations matters
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing
    • Strong numerical and data skills

    We offer

    This role will give you an opportunity to contribute your HR expertise at a crucial time of organisational change. We offer fair pay and competitive benefits package. Our benefits includes:

    • A generous pension scheme
    • Enhanced annual leave entitlement
    • Flexible work options
    • Remote work options
    • Additional leave and family friendly policies
    • Enhanced sick pay scheme
    • Life assurance
    • A dedicated Employee Assistance Program
    • Our many other benefits you can access include:
    • Workplace Nursery (Oxford)
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Health cash plan
    • Cycle to work scheme, and a wide range of staff discounts.

    Our values and commitment to safeguarding

    Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

    The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

    All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply

    As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

    About us

    Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

    Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


    How to apply:

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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: HR Advisors

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:34:43 +0000

    Organization: Oxfam GB
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 16 Feb 2020

    HR Advisors (0198)

    Our values and commitment to safeguarding

    Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

    The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

    All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply

    As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

    About us

    Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

    Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

    Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

    The Role

    We are looking for experienced HR Advisors to join Oxfam for an interim period to support the business with a range of HR generalist duties. You will work with managers, staff and teams across Oxfam, across several locations.

    To hit the ground running, you must have experience within a similar role, possess a solid understanding of HR practice, and be able to work with agility and complexity. Importantly, you must also act as a role model for Oxfam’s values and culture, through your listening, relationship building and through your desire to make a positive impact on others.

    What we are looking for

    • Demonstrable HR Advisor experience
    • Experience of handling Employee Relations matters
    • Solid understanding of HR best-practice, UK employment law
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in written forms
    • Strong IT and analytical skills
    • Driven to deliver to deadlines
    • Resilience

    We have fixed term appointments of various lengths up to 6 months.

    We offer

    We offer fair pay and competitive benefits package. Our benefits package includes:

    • A generous pension scheme
    • Enhanced annual leave entitlement
    • Flexible work options
    • Remote work options
    • Additional leave and family friendly policies
    • Enhanced sick pay scheme
    • Life assurance
    • A dedicated Employee Assistance Program
    • Our many other benefits you can access include:
    • Workplace Nursery (Oxford)
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Health cash plan
    • Cycle to work scheme, and a wide range of staff discounts.

    How to apply:

    Apply Here

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    Ethiopia: Senior Officer

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:33:37 +0000

    Organization: Creative Associates International
    Country: Ethiopia
    Closing date: 11 Mar 2020

    Category: Programs
    Req ID: SENIO01933
    Posted Date: 2020-02-04
    Schedule: Full Time
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ETH

    Background:

    Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

    Position Summary:

    Creative Associates seeks a temporary Senior Officer to assist Ethiopia's Reconciliation Commission to provide overall technical assistance for the Commission's work in collaboration with the Project Management Commissioner within the Reconciliation Commission.

    The anticipated dates for this assignment are March 1 to April 15, 2020.

    Position Background:

    The Investigative Committee is one of the five key committees of the Reconciliation Commission that is charged with ensuring that the investigation of human rights abuses that are within the scope of the Commission's mandate is done in a professional, credible and independent manner. The final report of the Commission to be issued to the Government and its citizens is centrally dependent on the work of the Investigative Committee. Accordingly, the professional head of the Investigative Committee will handle multiple tasks.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The Senior Officer will report to Evidence Gathering and Investigation Committee Chair.

    Expected Outcomes:

    • Prepare the "Technical Manual and Guidelines of the Investigation" (Ex: Prepare technical details of what, why, when, how and from where the evidence can be gathered);
    • Prepare the code of conduct and protocols for the investigation;
    • Prepare a document/s compiling applicable laws (human rights, Penal, Civil, and customary practice) relevant to the investigation and provide advice on its implementation;
    • Inform on best practices for the web-based witness protection system as well as evidence analysis techniques;
    • Provide guidance on best practices for the coordination of the investigation with existing legal authorities (Law Enforcement Authorities/Courts);
    • Prepare the stakeholders memorandum of understanding template, on matters of investigation,to be signed by some entities (eg: Red Cross and other organizations which possess evidence);
    • Supervise the implementation ofthe investigation part of thestrategic plan that is currently under development by the Commission; and
    • Perform any other relevant task assigned by the commissioners in the committee.
      Primary Responsibilities:

    • Design strategies, systems and structures that support the realization of the missions and visions of the Commission and ensure their smooth functioning;

    • Provide effective joint planning and development of the Commission's manual;

    • Develop the investigation code of conduct;

    • Ensure the appropriate application of laws in relation to investigation and evidence gathering tasks;

    • Support guidance on investigations and coordination;

    • Draft Memorandum of Understandings on investigative matters; and

    • Support strategic planning development of the committee.

      Required Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in Law, Human Rights, Criminology, or related field and/or a bachelor's degree with ten years of experience;

    • At least five (5) years of direct experience working with similar commissions and/or human rights organizations, preferably in a relevant field such as gross human rights violations, transitional justice, legal reform, or governance;

    • Written and spoken fluency in Amharic and English;

    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, project staff, and other beneficiaries; and

    • Experience working in Ethiopia and with Ethiopian government institutions.
      Desired Qualifications:

    • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment.
      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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    Somalia: A consultant to conduct feasibility assessment study for professional technical secondary schools.

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:32:17 +0000

    Organization: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 20 Feb 2020

    REQUEST FOR CONSULTANTS**

    The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change. ADRA Somalia belongs to the world wide network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA Somalia is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct feasibility assessment study for professional technical secondary schools.

    PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

    The purpose of the consultancy is to generate comprehensive baseline information on the feasibility and viability of establishing professional technical secondary schools in Somalia, in particular the regions of Hirshabelle, Southwest and Galmudug. Specifically, the feasibility assessment will aim to identify existing labour market needs/skills in the target locations, to determine the supply of students and teachers/instructors, and to present the basis for decision-making for development of secondary education infrastructure development and professional technical secondary schools’ implementation in Guriceel, Barawe and Jowhar Districts in South Central Somalia.

    The assessment will among other issues, analyse demand and supply factors to assist in choice of pilot skills for each of the pilot professional technical secondary schools. The feasibility study will further review the overall market chain especially demand and supply factors and generate data to guide in investment of the pilot professional technical secondary schools. In addition, the assessment will confirm needs as well as the physical locations of the schools.

    The information generated through this assessment will provide evidence to establish the need for professional technical secondary schools, curriculum, labor market needs (skills) supply of students and teachers/instructors. The assessment findings will make certain that the action is up to date with any recent developments with regards to participation in secondary education by relevant age-groups. Importantly, the assessment will present the basis for decision-making on inclusion of a site for secondary education infrastructure development and professional technical secondary schools’ implementation. This being a new concept being promoted by MOECHE, there is need to map out all the factors that the action will need to consider.

    Further, the feasibility study will identify, outline and analyze a range of methodologies by which the SETS EA Consortium (MOECHE, ADRA and ARC) could potentially use to measure the uptake and outcome of the project, in addition to identifying the types of skills, and market demand. Where relevant, findings or recommendations of the assessment will be directed towards Somalia government and key development partners.

    1. SCOPE OF WORK

    The consultancy falls under the SETS Expanded Action project funded by the European Union, implemented by ADRA and ARC, in partnership with the Ministry for Education, Culture and Higher Education in Mogadishu, and Federal Member States of Jubbaland, Southwest, Hirshabelle and Galmudug.

    The consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks:

    1. Participate in briefing and consultative meetings on the assignment in Mogadishu, Somalia with key Ministry officials.
    2. Review extensively all relevant reports, studies and surveys on the secondary education sector in South Central Somalia as well as existing information on technical schools in Somalia and synthesize the information to ensure that data collection focusses on areas not covered by current literature.
    3. Interviews with relevant government ministries, subject experts and local businesses, economic cooperatives, community leaders and youth in target communities.
    4. Extensive mapping of labour market needs through primary data collection.
    5. Key informant interviews (KII): the consultant shall conduct in-depth interviews among key informants including line ministries, regional government agencies, private sector employers, youth, centre managers or teachers, parents of IDP children.
    6. Focus group discussions (FGDs) with employed and unemployed youth in target communities.
    7. Evaluate the project log-frame in detail, and propose revisions to the proposed indicators where necessary, based on the findings of the feasibility assessment.
    8. Assess the overall design strategy and implementation approaches for the professional technical secondary schools and propose methods of ensuring that this component is implemented in a relevant, effective, efficient and achieves maximum impact and complementarity with other actions.
    9. Design and deliver a 2-day training for the education project staff (and partners) on key aspects of the needs assessment including how data will be collected (process, methods, and tools), analyzed, interpreted, and reported.
    10. Constitute the survey team (in agreement with Ministry and consortium staff).
    11. Set off the survey team to pre-test and refine the data collection tools and to collect required data.
    12. Enter and analyze the feasibility assessment data (jointly with select education project staff partners – for learning purposes). Relevant data analysis software such as SPSS will be used.
    13. Debrief education project management staff from the consortium agencies and the respective Ministries on the process and preliminary findings of the feasibility assessment.
    14. Prepare and submit comprehensive, well-structured report of the feasibility assessment.

    The assessment should give comprehensive answers to the following questions, grouped below by relevant objective:

    1. Identify types of jobs available in Guriceel, Barawe and Jowhar Districts that can be filled by Technical Secondary School graduates, with a special focus on highly demanded skills:
    2. What are the potential marketable technical and non-technical skills trainings that could be provided to young women and men to improve their access to decent work?
    3. What are the most employable skills training courses that can be offered?
    4. What is availability of skilled teachers for each one of the proposed skill training courses that would allow trainees to reach an adequate level of knowledge and/or experience to enter the job market at an advantage?

    Assess the feasibility and relevance of the identified technical and non-technical skills training courses:

    1. How relevant and feasible is each one of the identified skills training courses in terms technicality?
    2. What training equipment and inputs would be needed to deliver the proposed skills training course?
    3. Are there qualified trainers available locally for the proposed skills training course? Where the qualified trainers could be recruited and at what cost?
    4. What is the current market demand for each skills type? How many trainees could the local market absorb without market saturation for each one of the proposed skills?

    Identify and recommend specific additional services and support needed by trainees after they complete the TVET courses:

    1. What supplementary topics or specific services would enhance a trainee’s likelihood of finding gainful employment? What entrepreneurship skills might be useful as part of the skills training courses?

    Profile of the consultant

    Essential

    · Post graduate degree in education from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    · Extensive experience in research including designing and conducting (education) baseline surveys and feasibility assessments.

    · Knowledge and experience of using participatory methodologies in monitoring and evaluation of education work in a developing country context.

    · Knowledge and understanding of education management systems.

    · Proficiency in computer skills.

    · Understanding of education in a developing country.

    · Excellent facilitation and report writing skills in English language.

    · Extensive experience of delivering training workshops.

    · Familiarity with the Somali context and education sector in particular.

    Desirable:

    · Experience of working in a politically insecure environment.

    · Familiarity with donor funded education programmes in Somalia.

    · Experience with previous work on technical secondary schools will be an added advantage.


    How to apply:

    For the full Terms of Reference (TOR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org. Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to hr@adrasom.org by 20th February 2020 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    ‘’ADRA Somalia is committed to upholding the rights of all children and vulnerable adults that we serve and those we interact with in the course of our work. We endevour to protect all from all forms of abuse and exploitation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) six core principles on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). ADRA Somalia has zero tolerance to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries and staff.’’

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    United States of America: Eurasia Program Director

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:31:58 +0000

    Organization: Freedom Now
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 19 Feb 2020

    Freedom Now:

    Freedom Now is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting human rights and rule of law by working to eliminate the politically motivated harassment and imprisonment of those who peacefully exercise their fundamental rights. Since the organization’s founding in 2001, Freedom Now has helped individuals throughout the world, by bringing attention and accountability to government repression and helping to secure people’s release from arbitrary detention. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.freedom-now.org.

    Position Details:

    Freedom Now is seeking a full-time Eurasia Program Director to help advance the organization’s campaign to bring genuine reform in Eurasian countries. The director will be responsible for the development and implementation of an international advocacy strategy that will more effectively elevate human rights as an essential component of international engagement and counter the deceptive narrative these countries dispense abroad to secure lucrative financial support and security partnerships, especially with the United States and European Union. The director will work closely with the Executive Director and partner organizations in setting the objectives and day-to-day action items, and ensuring that the programmatic goals are met.

    Successful candidates will be collaborative, knowledgeable about the Eurasia region, and passionate about advancing human rights and the rule of law through international advocacy efforts. The ideal candidate will be a unique and creative thinker who thrives in an environment where a premium is placed on flexibility, adaptability, and being a self-starter. This position will be staffed in Washington, DC, with some travel as required. The salary and benefits, such as generous paid leave and flexible working arrangements, for this position will be commensurate with experience. This position will be established for two years, with extensions contingent on performance and availability of funding.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with Freedom Now’s Executive Director to develop and implement an ambitious, innovative advocacy plan for the Eurasian region and for individual project countries;

    • Cultivate and build relationships with partner organizations and activists working on the region and build a working coalition of NGOs and experts;

    • Liaise regularly with staff and partner organizations to ensure up to date information about fundamental human rights issues and political insight;

    • Establish relationships with key policy makers, officials, and other influential stakeholders in Washington, DC (and elsewhere);

    • Identify and facilitate impactful advocacy initiatives;

    • Prepare timely, high quality, and impactful advocacy and communications materials, including opinion articles, blog posts, press releases, briefing papers, government and organizational sign-on letters, and in-depth thematic reports;

    • Represent Freedom Now at public events, meetings, and to the media;

    • Ability and willingness to travel to Europe and Eurasia; and

    • Comply with any and all internal and donor-related reporting requirements and other administrative duties as required.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Post graduate or advanced degree in human rights, law, or a related discipline;

    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a legislative/parliamentary body or NGO sector engaged in government relations and/or advocacy;

    • Established relationships with key US policy maker staff and US government officials (other non-US government relationships helpful);

    • Excellent instincts and political judgment;

    • Extensive experience with developing and implementing advocacy strategies and mobilizing actions;

    • Experience in developing and implementing a communications strategy, utilizing traditional and social media;

    • Experience with synthesizing complex information into concise proposals and results-driven asks;

    • First-rate project management skills;

    • Exceptionally strong communication, research, writing, and editing skills and the ability to turn around high quality work quickly;

    • Familiarity with international human rights law and institutions;

    • Familiarity with the political and human rights landscapes in Eurasia;

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, communicating effectively with colleagues and a diverse group of partners;

    • High levels of ambition, energy, drive, dynamism, determination, and focus;

    • Fluent in English; fluency in Russian or regional language highly desirable; and

    • Eligibility to work in the United States required.

    Though a small office, Freedom Now is committed to creating a diverse and supportive work environment for our employees, volunteers, and partners. Freedom Now does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, socio-economic status, political affiliation, or any protected characteristic.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a CV along with cover letter, three references, and appropriate writing sample to khorberg {at} freedom-now {dot} org by February 19, 2020. Applications submitted without these materials will not be considered. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled once a suitable candidate has been selected, which may occur prior to the deadline. Due to the high volume of qualified applicants, please understand we will only be able to follow-up with individuals who have been selected for an interview.

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    Georgia: Eurasia Project Coordinator

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:31:42 +0000

    Organization: Freedom Now
    Country: Georgia
    Closing date: 19 Feb 2020

    Freedom Now:

    Freedom Now is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting human rights and rule of law by working to eliminate the politically motivated harassment and imprisonment of those who peacefully exercise their fundamental rights. Since the organization’s founding in 2001, Freedom Now has helped individuals throughout the world, by bringing attention and accountability to governmental repression and helping to secure people’s release from arbitrary detention. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.freedom-now.org.

    Position Details:

    Freedom Now is seeking a Eurasia Project Coordinator to support a project to bring about genuine reform and greater respect for human rights in Eurasian countries.

    The coordinator will work closely with the Eurasia Project Director and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong networks with activists and organizations in the region (especially in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan), researching and documenting human rights abuses and key reform issues in target countries, and assisting in the development and implementation of new projects and a coordinated innovative advocacy strategy. Successful candidates will be very knowledgeable about one or more countries in the region and passionate about advancing human rights and the rule of law.

    The ideal candidate will be comfortable working as a consultant outside of an office environment while maintaining very frequent contact with US and EU-based staff and in-country activists and organizations. This position will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia with some regional travel required. Although other locations in the region preferred by the successful candidate will be considered as a base. The position is offered at a salary of $16,000/year. This position will be established for two years, with an extension contingent on performance and funding.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and maintain up-to-date understanding of political landscape and human rights situations of target countries;
    • Track and help analyze domestic criminal codes and laws related to human rights and human rights violations;
    • Prepare memos detailing research and assist with the preparation of thematic reports;
    • Assist in developing concise and impactful advocacy materials;
    • Assist in the identification and development of new projects;

    • Liaise and coordinate efforts with NGO partners, including local, regional, and international organizations;

    • Represent Freedom Now during public events and in meetings with government officials;

    • Comply with any and all internal and donor-related reporting requirements and other administrative duties as required; and

    • Other duties and opportunities commensurate with education and experience (such as the development of legal casework).

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Post-graduate degree in human rights, law, or a related subject;
    • A minimum of three years of professional experience in human rights or research in the Eurasia region;
    • Exceptionally strong communication, research, writing, and editing skills and the ability to turn around high quality work quickly;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, communicating effectively with colleagues and a diverse group of partners;
    • Comfort and ease working with individuals and organizations from all over the world;
    • Able to travel to Europe and Eurasia; and
    • Fully fluent in English and Russian; other regional language highly desired.

    Though a small office, Freedom Now is committed to creating a diverse and supportive work environment for our employees, volunteers, and partners. Freedom Now does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, socio-economic status, political affiliation, or any protected characteristic.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a CV, along with a cover letter, three references, and an appropriate writing sample to khorberg {at} freedom-now {dot} org. Applications submitted without these materials will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by February 19, 2020. Due to the high volume of qualified applicants, we will only be able to follow-up with individuals who have been selected for an interview.

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    United States of America: Senior Program Manager

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:31:21 +0000

    Organization: Population Services International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 11 Mar 2020

    Overview

    Sr. Program Manager

    Department: SRH

    Based in Washington DC

    Up to 25% international travel

    Reports to Deputy Project Director

    Who we are?

    We're Population Services International (PSI) and from day one we have taken measures to make health products, services and information more accessible. The form this takes continues to evolve; whereas PSI was once a social marketing organization, PSI has used its marketing DNA to now develop a large footprint in many elements of a functioning health market, from social franchising of services through to strategic purchasing and collaboration between private and public sector stakeholders. PSI does not do this alone – PSI relies on a wide range of strategic partnerships to contribute to Universal Health Coverage.

    There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    PSI seeks an experienced Senior Program Manager to help a prospective global program. The focus of the role is to work with project leadership and partners to support field programs to address supply- and demand-side opportunities, as well strengthen the enabling environment, to expand access to quality health information, products, and services through the private sector. You don't have to be a health expert, this position leads with project management and people skills, although being able to speak health programming in the context of development assistance is a big plus.

    The Sr. Program Manager will lead people in the creation of excellent workplans, budgets, reports and ensure responsiveness to our donor(s). The tasks will range from leading workplan creation with a field team and/or partner organization, facilitating good knowledge management and communications, and ensuring global compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

    Sound like you? Read on.

    Responsibilities

    Your contribution

    • Your strong project and stakeholder management skills leads to smooth and successful implementation in the field, to effective accountability and the creation of global value/goods.
    • The donor being satisfied with the program management and effective compliance leads to sustained/increased funding.

    You will:

    • Working in partnership with the project Deputy Director, PSI Market Groupings (regional offices) and the country teams, lead/coordinate/support effective organization and delivery of country programs delivered by this project
    • Support the Deputy Director to manage partnerships/Sub Awards as well as agreed aspects of the core workplan, maximizing the flow of technical content and support between field support and global goals of the program
    • Responding in a timely and effective manner to donor requests relating to management of the contractual obligations with the overall award.
    • In partnership with the Deputy Director, oversight of the financial performance and compliance across the whole project (note; there is a Financial Analyst overseeing budgets and expenditure, with a dotted management line to this position). This responsibility means ensuring e.g. regular monitoring of project burn rates and deliverables, preparing donor invoices and developing and realigning donor budgets
    • Work in partnership with the Deputy Director to effectively manage the workload of the project's Assistant Program Manager (APM)
    • In partnership with the Deputy Director, develop and submit in a timely fashion quarterly and annual progress reports; sub award management; and proposal development where applicable.
    • Advise all project leadership and other key stakeholders on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the portfolio or impacting operations overall.
    • Serve as focal point for between this project, PSI's HIV Department and countries where programs have feature significant HIV programmatic components.
    • Perform other responsibilities as necessary.**Qualifications**

    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:

    Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

    Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

    Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don't let perfect get in the way of good enough.

    Honesty: You aren't afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

    Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

    Commitment: You're independent and a free thinker, but you're ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

    The basics

    • You have at least eight years relevant work experience, including substantial experience in program management and start up, and ideally 2 years of overseas work experience, so that you understand the reality of delivering health programs at country level
    • You have relevant and up to date experience with donor program/contract management, including experience of liaising directly with a donor and program partners
    • When something needs organizing and delivering, you are the person who often leads the way –You area self-starter, can marshal others effectively and you strive to make systems better.
    • You have at least 2 years of staff management / supervisory experience.
    • You can readily perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines and keep cool under pressure.
    • You have a Bachelor degree; a relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MIA, MBA, etc.) or equivalent experience is an advantage.
    • You are a team player; this project stands and falls on the combined success of hundreds of people
    • Technical support and/or program implementation experience in health is a plus
    • French language skills are a plus
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

    What would get us excited?

    Detail-oriented. You make sure things are done right and have an eye and aptitude for professional presentation.

    Good with people. You are a strong facilitator of meetings and workshops and can organize a room of people to move in the same direction.

    Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills.You are able to get results from many people across diverse backgrounds and geographies. You are an excellent writer.

    A “can-do” Attitude.You can juggle multiple competing deadlines without getting overly flustered and with a sense of humour.

    STATUS

    • Exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.

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    South Sudan: Roving Safety & Security Co-ordinator

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:30:49 +0000

    Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 24 Feb 2020

    ROVING Safety & Security Co-ordinator

    Location: Maban County, Upper Nile State -- South Sudan

    Application Closing Date: 24 February 2020

    Position opened to: National & International candidates

    Salary Range & Benefits: To be discussed with successful candidate

    Organizational Context:

    The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a Catholic international humanitarian organization with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and offers a human service to refugees and their communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities. JRS is currently working in over 50 countries throughout the world.

    General purpose of the position

    JRS South Sudan with this role will take a new approach to security management in country. The Role of the Roving Safety & Security Co-ordinator within JRS South Sudan is to support and ensure the Senior Management Teams know what to implement and are supported to do it in line with best practices and the local context. The capacity of Security Focal Points at each location will be assessed, and developed with a more broad-based culture of safety of security management evolved amongst JRS teams at each location. The JRS Roving Safety & Security Co-ordinator will provide the country team with technical assistance, will systematically review and follow up implementation of all safety and security related plans and procedures across all JRS locations in South Sudan. The position will concentrate on ensuring that structures and systems for safety and security management are in place and properly utilized and maintained. He/she will mentor, challenge, lead and may raise concerns directly with the Country Director, and thereafter the Regional Director and International Security Advisor where the necessary level of compliance with basic safety and security requirements are not adhered to.

    Main responsibilities and tasks – Work with Senior Management Especially Field Representatives (Project Directors) and the Country Director in the following areas; -

    Staff/Program and Premises Safety/Security:

    • Securing JRS premises and personnel and ensure proper function of monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting office compound, equipment, and access points and entry gates;
    • Ensuring JRS compounds are safe and secure, fences and gates are strong enough and maintained to prevent unauthorized entries;
    • Ensuring Security guards are well aware of their responsibilities and present 24/7 for effective duty;
    • Direct the development of security/safety measurements to limit and mitigate the security/safety risk and damages of JRS premises;
    • Monitoring on regular bases and ensure JRS offices are well equipped with fire extinguishers, first aid kits and emergency contact list;
    • Monitoring on regular basis and ensure security guards have access to basic security equipment (torch, mobile phone + charger, credit and JRS emergency contact list.
    • Ensuring there is safe area for fleet parking, drivers alerted for any evacuation in an immediate notice;
    • Conducting Security assessment of JRS new premises before JRS goes with lease contract signatures;
    • Identifying an exit route for all operations areas, arrange transportation and safety measurements to evacuate staff from each location in case of need.
    • Ensuring monthly safety and security drills are done including fire evacuation, escape to safe rooms and the review/restocking of hibernation kits, grab bags etc. with learnings and shortfalls flagged with SMT in each location in a timely way.

    Transport/movement Safety and Security:

    • Ensuring all vehicles equipped with updated fire extinguishers, first aid kits and JRS emergency numbers, if not, inform Logistic and HR Dept. to update; that these are serviced, licenced etc in accordance with legal requirements;
    • Ensuring all vehicle seat belt are working and staff members are following the safety instructions;
    • Monitoring with the Logistics team to support vehicle movement and speed limit of the vehicles in JRS (Country) with the new GPS tracking system;
    • Coordinating staff movement in the field

    Communication/Reporting:

    • Ensuring staff are always updated on security situation in the country – by e-mail, SMS, team meetings or other existed communication system.
    • Communication is the main pillar of security; ensuring always to maintain a solid communication with staff, security organization and other stakeholders at (location) and value any information, even based on rumours and pass to direct supervisor;
    • Ensuring that communication tools and equipment are functioning well and in working condition and properly documented (i.e. asset register/transfer lists)
    • Ensuring VHF Radio, Thuraya SAT phone and mobile phone are available, fully charged;
    • Ensuring there is a 2nd or even 3rd means of communication, thus ensure Thuraya SAT phone are available and functioning for emergency communication;
    • Coordinating with Local NGO security organizations in country, attending the relevant Security meetings.
    • Updating Country Director systematically on Security situation in the field and making recommendations on actions needed.
    • Providing meeting minutes, briefings to all senior managers.
    • Ensuring JRS Country visitors and new staff are provided with an induction on security and with regular security briefings and updates and ensure that all staff follow security procedures;
    • Ensuring that JRS’s security management plans are relevant and constantly updated as appropriate and that all staff know their roles and responsibilities;
    • Writing, disseminate, and follow-up on regular security management reports with situational analysis and recommendations as necessary
    • Lead the development of action plans to follow up on security enhancement recommendations and systematically follow up with the SMT.

    Capacity building:

    • Identifying with support of HR department Security and Safety training for staff (both National and international)
    • Ensuring all staff are aware of JRS Country Security Plan, Country Security context and JRS security Operation procedures (SOPs).
    • A Collaborative Manager able to inspire a shared vision of security with your country teams. Ability to help focal points and management teams in learning, growing, and thriving in their resilience to safety and security issues.
    • Gather relevant information from contacts and counterparts in external agencies (UN, government offices, police) and internal sources (other staff, radio, foreign embassies) on security situation for daily operations and advise the Country Director on daily decisions related to staff movements and precautions. The candidate should be able to gather information on emerging events and trends quickly and accurately.

    Expected Candidate Profile:

    • The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, with strong attention to detail, strong analytical capacity, the ability to identify and follow up on priority issues and get things done practically and pragmatically first time.
    • The ideal candidate should be university graduated in relevant field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience working as a Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
    • Should have Expertise in responding to security incidents, establishing security policy procedures, conducting security assessments, and documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
    • Should demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles and their application.
    • Should demonstrate strong experience, based on evidence, of humanitarian negotiation (with national authorities, local authorities, non- state actors, military forces) and humanitarian access in complex emergencies.
    • Should be willing and ready to support the field team in designing and implementing an “acceptance strategy” especially for hard-to-reach and remote field locations.
    • Should be able to clearly demonstrate previous experience with humanitarian NGO security and/or project management.
    • This position is open to national and international staff with very strong experience .and qualifications.
    • Able to Identify and communicate trends and to keep JRS country and headquarters Chief Security Officer informed about country threats and support needs.

    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills and experience you have that meets the criteria and your availability. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three referees. Please note that only official email addresses for referees will be accepted. Kindly send the application to: sds.recruit@jrs.net and sean.kenney@jrs.net by 5pm closing date 24th February, 2020

    PLEASE NOTE: The recruitment process will include a scenario based written exam and panel interview for shortlisted candidates. Due to urgent need to fill this vacant position we will be reviewing the application as we receive. Only candidates who apply by the deadline and who can demonstrate experience of overall safety & Security management processes should apply and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Commitment to Child Safeguarding:

    JRS is committed to the safeguarding of children (under 18 years) who come into contact with JRS South Sudan personnel, Consultants and volunteers in all JRS South Sudan works. All JRS-South Sudan Staff are expected to comply with JRS South Sudan Policies and Procedures in this regard and to sign a declaration of commitment to this effect.

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    Field Coordinator

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:29:24 +0000

    Organization: Cordaid
    Closing date: 28 Feb 2020

    Introduction

    Cordaid South Sudan is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. Cordaid South Sudan believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

    Cordaid South Sudan has been active in South Sudan for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on civil society capacity-building. Currently it has programs in the area of Emergency Response, DRR, Health, Food Security, Security & Justice, Women Leadership and Investments.

    Presently, Cordaid South Sudan is expanding its program in different parts of the country. For that purpose, additional capacity is required. Therefore, Cordaid South Sudan would like to recruit for the position of

    Field Coordinator

    Based in Kodok with frequent field travel

    Reporting line

    The Field Coordinator reports to the Programme Manager – Resilience and Livelihoods.

    Purpose of the position

    The Field Coordinator primary focus is to manage and coordinate implementation of the livelihoods project aiming at strengthening smallholders’ resilience. S/he will lead the project team based in Kodok and in partnership with local NGO in the former Upper Nile State. His/her responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    Responsibilities and accountability

    Project Management (45%)

    1. Provide programmatic and technical leadership for resilience, disaster risk reduction and food security projects in the former Upper Nile state.
    2. Strive for exploring effective measures in support of development of small business development, agro-enterprise, micro-finance/banking, and/or livelihoods development.
    3. Ensure effective planning, implementation and reporting of project activities, contributing to the attainment of project outcomes.
    4. Devise tools for planning and tracking of progress with regular update. Ensure timely communication with supervisor and donor on changes.
    5. Ensure project budgets and usage in assigned location are conducted appropriately in accordance with donor commitment and agency guidelines and policies.
    6. Guide field staff and local partner(s) in assigned location and ensure the project implementation is in line with project objectives and budget and provide necessary support when needed in accordance with donor commitment and agency guidelines and policies.
    7. Ensure the cross- cutting issues such as climate change adaption and gender mainstreaming are well addressed in the project implementation process.
    8. Support partner NGO’s capacity building for quality project implementations.
    9. Regularly communicate with the team and engage team members in key decision making.

    Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, reporting, and learning (15%)

    1. Develop the overall framework for the project’s M&E systems in assigned location, in collaboration with the technical team based in Juba.
    2. Guide field staff on the M&E approach and strategy; lead work related monitoring and evaluation activities of the project in in assigned location.
    3. Develop and manage the project database (forms, tools, monitoring systems) which track all activities, progress, GPS of locations, details on the operation activities provided, distribution partners, disaggregated beneficiary data by number and sex, performance of target groups, etc. This should also fit with the donor reporting requirement (e.g. CIIS).
    4. Document successes, failures, lessons learned, and stories from the field activities.
    5. Submission bi-weekly update and monthly report of the project.
    6. Follow-up with local partner(s) to ensure their submission of reports, both narrative and financial, as per requirement, templates standards and deadlines stipulated in the MOUs.
    7. Provide reporting, both narrative and financial, according to donor and Cordaid reporting requirement, templates, standards and deadlines.
    8. Ensure accountability measures for beneficiaries applied in all projects.
    9. Ensure accountability of the project activities and standard reporting.
    10. Promote cross learning for the resilience and food security with local authorities, I/NGOs and relevant stakeholders.
    11. Constantly identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations.
    12. Conduct field monitoring and provide technical support and guidance.

    Operations Management for the Malakal Office (30%)

    1. Overview of operations management of Cordaid services in former Upper Nile state where required.
    2. Ensure team meetings are periodically conducted in the field and priority issues shared with the Programme Manager. Be the bridge of two-way communication between Country Office and field team members.
    3. Manage staff reporting to this position to ensure effective delivery of work and manage the staff performance.
    4. Impact constant learning and capacity building of the staff in the field and ensure to build on staff skills and proficiency from the gap and needs identified
    5. Ensure program staff has regular reflection on progress toward goals, and get insights from the field on the effectiveness of the program’s approach
    6. Ensure all HR functions are performed according to agency policies and regulations (e.g. staff appraisal, leave management, payroll, etc).
    7. Ensure human resources contractual issues are as per the South Sudan Labour Act and the donor programme and budget requirements.
    8. Supervisor the Field Finance Officer to ensure full compliance of agency policies and regulations. Ensure smooth accounting workflow in support to projects. Keep track of spending and provide monthly reconciliation. Ensure all financial supporting documents are in place for all transactions.
    9. Ensure logistics processes in the field are in full compliance to agency policies and regulations, including procurement, and other aspects of project administration. Ensure constant communication with the Logistics focal point in Juba for smooth logistics processes (procurement, transportation, fleet management, accommodation/rental) as per requirement.
    10. Act as Field Security Focal Point, and strictly follow agency security protocols
    11. Undertake Cordaid work in a manner that upholds the organisational value and integrity, and dignity and value for beneficiaries. Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in line with the Humanitarian Code of Conduct and related policies (e.g. Anti-Corruption Policy, Code of Conduct Against Sexual Abuse). Enforce the field team observe such policies, so as to ensure field actions will bring credit to Cordaid and not to jeopardize its missions.

    Partnership, Representation and Coordination, Acquisition (10%)

    1. Represent Cordaid (as delegated by CD/PM) to engage with institutions at the state and county level, including UN agencies, state and county government, I/NGO on sectors where Cordaid is supporting.
    2. Actively participate in NGO, INGO, and UN Cluster meetings in the designated area, as and when required. Coordinate with sub-clusters and relevant platforms in promoting synergies and avoiding duplication.
    3. Liaise frequently with UN agencies, cluster and other NGOs working in the assigned area.
    4. Coordinate closely with all other Cordaid service units working in the same project location, actively work on synergies across service units.
    5. As required, prepare project documentations and other materials to develop or promote synergy among teams, and contribute to proposals writing for new projects.

    Qualifications and skills

    1. Masters’ Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Environmental Studies, International Development, Disaster Risk Management or related field or equivalent experience.
    2. Minimum seven years’ experience working within international development, including direct experience in fragile and post conflict environments in a development country.
    3. Demonstrated ability in managing grants and projects, including project design, proposal development, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluations.
    4. At least 5 years’ experience working with disaster risk reduction, climate change adaption and resilience building programs and/or projects. Experience in community managed/based disaster risk reduction, farmer’s field school approaches is an asset.
    5. Proven track record for leading the development of high documents for internal and external communications’ including donor reports.
    6. Proven track record of donor contract management and good awareness of EU donor contract requirements.
    7. Demonstrated experience exploring, managing and strengthening partnerships.
    8. Excellent analytical and organisational skills – innovative thinker.
    9. Ability to cope in a challenging environment, or to deal with challenging situations
    10. Experience developing and leading trainings, workshops, evaluations. etc.
    11. Ability to create a team environment and coordinate with other departments
    12. Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, respond quickly to requests.
    13. Excellent communications, inert-personal and problem solving skills.
    14. Excellent computer skills.
    15. Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player.

    How to apply:

    Further information and how to apply

    Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter including CV in English, National ID and qualification documents, both phone and email contact details of at least 4 professional references, including most recent/current employer/supervisor to the following email hr.southsudan@cordaid.org

    Mention the vacancy reference number and position in the subject line.

    e.g. CSS04/02/2020 Field Coordinator

    Deadline for submission is by the 28th February 2020

    Cordaid is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    An integrity check will be part of recruitment procedure All applications submitted cannot be returned.

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