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Monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning coordinator (M/F)

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:43:47 +0000

Country: Iraq
Organization: Médecins du Monde
Closing date: 30 Jun 2020

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in more than 35 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM has been working in Iraq since the 1990s. During its first mission in the country, MdM was providing general and specialized medical services (surgery, training programmes for traditional birth attendants). Since then MdM had several programmes which included paediatric surgery, contributing to the renewal of techniques and knowledge of surgical, medical and paramedical staff in 1997, emergency medical activities in 2002, building local capacity on basic emergency healthcare services at community level in 2006. From 2009 to 2011, MdM supported an Iraqi NGO in the implementation of a programme aimed at improving the skills of midwives and traditional birth attendants in accordance with recognized international standards.

In 2014, with the arrival of ISIL, MdM started to provide immediate healthcare support through curative and preventive care including MHPSS services to IDPs and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Later, MdM expanded its support to the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities outside of the KR-I region, in Kirkuk Governorate in July 2015, and in Ninewa Governorate in April 2016. Since 2018, MdM has developed a programme where activities are gradually handed over to the MoH.

The current programme focuses on supporting the local health authorities in providing quality PHC services (including MHPSS and GBV response) and continues to strengthen the capacities of local public health authorities in Dohuk, Kirkuk and Ninewa governorates, to provide quality care and respond to health needs of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host communities.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you provide leadership on enhancing, setting-up and implementing the MEAL strategy for the Iraq mission. More specifically you define in collaboration with the coordination team the strategic information needed (impact, output & outcome indicator).

Your main responsibilities are to :

Quality monitoring

  • Provide regularly reviews, analyse the monitoring indicators and provide intelligible results
  • Support the development and periodic revision of the mission monitoring system as well as suggest adjustments
  • Monitor the system’s functionality against set criteria to ensure continuity of the monitoring system as well as timely implementation of the mission monitoring SoPs
  • Propose and co-elaborate in the periodic revision the strategic information needed with coordination team and field teams
  • Support technical coordinators and managers in the periodic revision of the projects of reference and key supporting documents in line with the country strategy
  • Manage the mission data flow and, in close collaboration with the technical coordinators, revise related primary data collection tools, intermediary files and MONITOOL - taking the national Health Information System (HIS) into consideration
  • Support the preparation, attend and provide technical MEAL feedback in relevant meetings
  • Ensure harmonization of key monitoring system tools within the mission including data collection tools, intermediary files and MONITOOL
  • Work closely with the technical coordinators to develop programme quality benchmarks to ensure continuous monitoring of activities

Research & evaluation

  • Suggest and provide technical support to the coordination team for potential researches, assessments and evaluation at country level
  • Take lead in programme/donor-initiated evaluations & surveys and ensure findings and results are incorporated in delivery approach

Assessment

  • Support implementation of quality assessments
  • Ensure sound and robust assessment methodologies are in place and supervise and provide technical support during assessments from a methodological point of view
  • Ensure assessment tools are aligned with assessment objectives
  • Propose and lead in the revision of the needs assessment SoP as per the context and mission strategic direction

Accountability & learning

  • Finalize the development of a mission accountability framework and tool while ensuring links with the mission monitoring system
  • In close collaboration with the technical teams, ensure quality implementation of Complaint Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM)
  • Sensitise operational and technical teams on essential accountability and learning mechanisms
  • Support technical teams to collect and document good practices, lessons learned and feedback
  • Propose ways to disseminate M&E learnings internally and externally and ensure the use of those during projects development and planning phases

Capacity building

  • Build the capacity of the MEAL Officer in both operational as well as strategic MEAL aspects through close supervision
  • In coordination with programme teams and HR Department, continuously evaluate staff M&E capacity building needs and propose a training plan
  • Provide orientations and capacity building activities to MdM partner staff based on assessed needs
  • Ensure newly recruited staff receives adequate induction to the MEAL system
  • Promote and foster a MEAL culture within the mission

Reporting & coordination

  • Advocate for strengthening MEAL as a core component of the country strategy
  • Provide regularly reviews and analyse the monitoring indicators, evaluation, research and provides intelligible results (learning)
  • Contribute to internal and external and reporting with regards to M&E aspects
  • Provide support for planning and reporting processes and assist the coordination to effectively utilise reporting mechanisms to articulate impact
  • Liaise with external stakeholders (donors, I/NGOs, UN agencies, etc.) for aspects related to quality and learning systems as per programme needs
  • Work with the coordination and field teams to ensure MEAL is incorporated in the development of new proposals emergency response and country strategy
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
    Duration : 12 months

Starting date: 15/06/2021
Gross monthly salary: 2 548 euro
Based in Erbil with at least 50% in Kirkuk, Dohuk and Ninewa - working in the field with the operational team, regular travels to the field for training, supervision and coaching
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (40 days/year - minimum of 6 months seniority required)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Master’s degree in relevant field is required
Training in project management is an asset
Training in community based and participatory approaches is an asset
At least 3 years of field experience in Public Health and/or MEAL (in priority)
Experience in a humanitarian setting
Experience in coordination, project cycle management (PCM), M&E and accountability mechanisms
Experience in health project planning is desirable
Experience in community based and participatory approaches is an asset
Experience in GBV response is an asset
Strong knowledge in the use of MS Office Package (excel, Power BI…)
Knowledge of data analysis software (i.e. SPSS or STATA, EpIinfo) is an asset
Knowledge of different qualitative and quantitative tools and methods is required
Strong knowledge of PCM
Willing to live and work in a place with tense conditions and minimum travel to field sites of 50% of time
Strong communication and diplomacy skills
Team player, proactive and flexible
Languages: fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory, Arabic, Kurdish or French is an asset

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

Postuler

How to apply:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JmCBrdRU...

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Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:34:13 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: Nascent Solutions
Closing date: 15 Apr 2020

Summary of the Position

Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is seeking a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor to provide technical leadership and focus the gender lens in its operations.

Nascent is an African women-led international development organization founded 2004 with the mission of harnessing the creative entrepreneurial skills of target beneficiaries and strengthening their capacity to champion the development agenda of their communities. In the last 15 years Nascent has mobilized resources and implemented programs in food security, nutrition, education, and maternal and child health, impacting the lives of over 5 million people in several African countries. For more details, check www.nascents.org.

Location: Alexandria, VA with a possibility of working remotely

Type of Employment: Full-time position

Reporting Line: Reports to the CEO

Duties and Responsibilities

· Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of a strategy for integrating gender equity, women’s empowerment and social inclusion in all Nascent Business.

· Support the business development process by ensuring that gender equity, women’s empowerment and social inclusion are a pivot of programing and new business development.

· Design and support the implementation of evidence-based interventions that promote the participation of women, youth (especially adolescent girls) and disadvantaged groups.

· Design and deliver trainings to build the capacity of the program staff, local partners and stakeholders on gender equity.

· In collaboration with M&E unit, track gender indicators to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion across all projects.

· Lead in the analysis of the gender, women’s empowerment and social inclusion aspects in all projects and build staff capacity to scale up evidence-based practices.

· Contribute to formative research to identify key gender constraints targeted ensure that the identified constraints/determinants are addressed based on the evidence-based practices.

· Contribute to the development of content and communications including SBCC campaign materials to support Nascent’s efforts to promote gender, women’s empowerment and social inclusion.

· Document and share best practices, challenges, and lessons learned for policy dialogue, advocacy and future programming.

· Represent Nascent Solutions at conferences, career fairs, and other industry events.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

· Master’s Degree in gender studies, gender in agriculture, international development and/or a related area.

· 7+ years of demonstrated experience leading gender or women’s economic empowerment related projects.

· Demonstrated experience with USG and other international donor programs.

· Demonstrated experience in effective training, coaching and facilitation with program teams, local partners and host government to integrate gender, social inclusion and women’s economic empowerment into programming.

· Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting gender analyses and developing gender strategies.

· Demonstrated understanding of gender dynamics and women’s empowerment in the African context.

· A strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple priorities.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including oral and written fluency in English.

· Must have a US work authorization.

About Nascent Solutions

Nascent Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.

Nascent offers employees a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, paid vacation, 401(k), and a professional development stipend.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, recruitment@nascents.org. Please include “Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor” in the email subject line. CVs without cover letters will not be considered. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date for applications is April 15th, 2020. **

Current work authorization in the United States is required.

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Chief Education (P-4), Bujumbura, Burundi #6707

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:33:01 +0000

Country: Burundi
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 11 Apr 2020

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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, Education

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Chief is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of education programmes/projects. This includes strategic planning and formulation, as well as delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes, universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education, and renewed involvement in secondary education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. S/he leads a group of professional and support staff to develop and manage the education programme in the country.

The Chief is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework

How can you make a difference?

  • Managerial leadership

- Establish the section's annual work plan with the education team, and set priorities and targets

- Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently

- Supervise team members

2. Programme development and planning

3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results

- Plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives

- Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme and management

- Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying & verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity.

4. Advisory services and technical support

- Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches and policies, and to support social, economic, political, and legal development planning, implementation and delivery of results on education programmes and related issues

5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

- Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local and national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector

- In Burundi, UNICEF is the lead in education sector and the lead for UNDAF outcome 1 for education. The chief of education is expected to lead the sector in a strategic manner in dialogue with the management and in consultation with key education sector partners, Government, NGOs and other development partners.

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

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

  • An Advanced University dDegree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field. A first University degree combined with two additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advance University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level is required.

    Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

    Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

    Experience in leading education sector in other countries including in the context of the Global Partnership for Education would be a strong asset

    Familiarity/background with emergency is considered as an asset.

  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset .

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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Kindly note that Burundi is a non family duty station.

For more details on the ToRs, kindly refer to the attached file.

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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Consultancy (6 months): Multimedia metadata and caption writer, Communication and Marketing, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:33:01 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 8 Apr 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, hope

UNICEF's Private Fundraising and Partnership (PFP) plan - the Private Sector IMPACT Plan 2018 to 2021- aims to deliver on income, influence and brand recognition.

A key driver of increased income is a strong brand and a key strategy to deliver that is through engaging content, to both build the brand and engender support. Therefore, the provision and management of compelling content materials aligned to UNICEF's brand guidelines and qualities is critical to enhancing the goals set out in the IMPACT Plan.

UNICEF's Communications Supporter Content section seeks the services of a multimedia metadata and caption writer who can support the curation, writing and editing of metadata for video and photographic materials on a full time basis under the supervision of the communication manager supporter content.

How can you make a difference?

The multimedia metadata and caption writer will be responsible for the timely development and production of the final digital texts accompanying video and photographs selected for UNICEF's Digital Asset Manager (DAM) WeShare, advancing UNICEF's mandate and profiling children's stories across the globe.

This consultancy requires professional writing capacity and experience. The incumbent is responsible for editorial video and photography writing, caption writing, copyediting, editing and research functions. The incumbent will finalize video and photography texts in the DAM and assist in the curation of the assets. These texts are critical to the accuracy and quality of information attached to all PFP video and photographs for dissemination to UNICEF's fundraising markets for communication and fundraising purposes, as well as for use by external media and UNICEF partners.

The consultancy will support the Communications Manager Supporter Content in reviewing video and photography content and selecting assets for captioning and acquiring to UNICEF's DAM, as well as other curatorial tasks in the DAM itself, as needed.

As required, the consultancy writes engaging short-form copy for video and photography features e.g. Photo of the Week. The incumbent may support other editorial re/writing and editing text, as needed.

The incumbent will consistently apply high editorial standards to all texts, meets tight deadlines and have the flexibility to undertake weekend work, if needed.

MAIN TASKS:

  • The multimedia metadata and caption writer leads in determining the language and position to be taken as relevant in compiling and editing video shotlists and writing and editing photography captions in respect of editorial and organizational policy. The incumbent will be guided by existing guidelines and policy as well as participating in regular section meetings. The incumbent will have excellent writing skills and be creative, detail-orientated, have good judgement.
  • Review the content produced by the videographer and photographer and the accompanying shotlists and captions, and rewrite the metadata, correcting for errors in accuracy, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, checking and correcting the copy for readability, style, and agreement with editorial and organizational policy. Implement revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity or accuracy.
  • Verify facts with reference to the subject, location and activities depicted in the content assets. Ensure shotlists and captions concisely depict and describe the actual visual content of each asset. When necessary, confer with the communications manager, the videographer/photographer or relevant UNICEF colleague for additional information or clarification.
  • Succinctly summarize relevant personal narrative information about the subjects included in the content in an engaging style including relevant quotes, for audiences of UNICEF's Digital Asset Manager (DAM) WeShare which includes end-users such as internal and external audiences across a variety of digital and analogue platforms. Understand and apply established video and photography guidelines in the writing of the texts and recognize and respond to issues that arise in writing such as when identities need to be protected.
  • As needed, undertake light research on the general theme of video / photograph and its relation to UNICEF policies, programmes or country-specific or regional information to support the captioning. Succinctly summarize information in a short engaging style for the audiences of UNICEF's Digital Asset Manager (DAM) WeShare which include internal and external audiences across a variety of digital and analogue platforms. This research can draw on advocacy, programme, press releases or other documents of the organization.
  • As needed, the incumbent supports the communications manager to review video and photography content and selecting content, for acquisition to UNICEF's DAM, captioning as well as other curatorial tasks as required.
  • Upload final video shotlists and photographic captions in UNICEF's DAM, ensuring these are formatted to specific criteria ensuring that photographs can be retrieved in DAM searches through relevant words, themes, and etc. in the photograph's caption and metadata. This includes liaising with relevant staff to uphold archival retrieval standards in this workflow, as well as various asset management tasks associated with uploading, captioning, keywording and curation within the DAM environment.

DELIVERABLES:

  • Writing, editing and curation of video and photo content for emergencies (sudden onset and protracted) including Covid-19, Syria, Yemen, CAR, South Sudan, and sudden onset/natural disaster emergencies.
  • Writing, editing and curation of video and photo content for PFP partnership content and other content identified by communications manager.

ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE CONTRACT AND PROPOSAL:

6 months, tentatively starting April 2020

REPORTING TO:

Communication Supporter Content Manager

WORK PLACE:

Work remotely.

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

  • Advanced degree, or as a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree, in a field related to communication, journalism, writing photography or in international relations, public relations, social/human sciences and/or other related field equivalent to specialized training in original writing, proofreading, fact-checking and copyediting and editing is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional work experience in an editorial environment, including original writing, proofreading, fact-checking and copyediting and editing is required.
  • Proven writing, rewriting, research and text editing skills are required, particularly writing for different audiences. Incumbent is generally expected to have a firm understanding of editorial writing styles and above-average writing skills, especially in regard to grammar and punctuation.
  • Experience in video/photography curation and editing is required.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills are required; ability to research, analyze, and draft ideas and concepts, clearly and concisely, in written form is required.
  • Preparedness to work under tight deadlines and drive to ensure content is correct and finalized before it's published is required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in international and multicultural environment is required.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines is required as well managing sometimes stressful and difficult conditions that may appear in photographs displaying political/cultural sensitivity.
  • Knowledge and experience of computer systems, internet navigation and general applications, more specifically experience with Photo Mechanic, Photoshop, or Lightroom is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the process of content production is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Digital Asset Management systems is required.
  • Experience working in emergency context and relevant UN and NGO communication experience is an asset.
  • Exceptional fluency of English is required
  • Fluency of another UN working language desired, preferably French and/or Spanish.

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.

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Remarks: Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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.

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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Nutrition Specialist (Care for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition) NO-C FT, Juba - South Sudan (Open to South Sudanese only)

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:33:01 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 15 Apr 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 fulfil 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, A Champion

www.unicef.org/SouthSudan

How can you make a difference?

The Nutrition Specialist will support the development and preparation of the nutrition programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the nutrition programme within the country programme. The Nutrition Specialist provides technical guidance on Care for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects. This is carried out according to plans, allocations and results-based management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Support to programme development and planning

  • Contribute to and support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector(s) to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development and the design and management of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the nutrition programme proposal, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, Country Programme, and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, as well as national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the nutrition sector(s) based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare the required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress. Identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Provide technical guidance on Care for children with severe acute malnutrition and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners, clients and stakeholders to promote nutrition and development issues especially in the areas of emergency preparedness and maternal, newborn and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of continuous quality improvement of nutrition services and programmatic visits.

Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge.
  • Facilitate programme implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fundraising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF’s position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated with the UNDAF development planning and agenda-setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in nutrition management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition-related programmes and projects.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, Global Health for Nutrition. The candidate should possess in-depth experience in Community Management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), nutrition information system, planning and management, proposal development, donor reports and capacity development skills.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The competencies required for this post are...

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness and Ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages Ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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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Trustees

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:28:04 +0000

Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
Closing date: 15 Dec 2020

Are you committed to helping those who help others?

We are expanding our Board of Trustees and looking for people to volunteer their skills and experience in the cause of humanitarian safety.

Part 1: About Us and the Role

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international NGO based in The Hague.

We are the safety coordinating body for NGOs operating in high risk countries and our mission is to support the safety of humanitarian aid workers who risk their own lives in the service of others.

With offices across 14 conflict-affected countries, we provide daily support to more than 1,000 local and international non-profits including real-time analysis and alerts, coordination and training, and crisis assistance.

Our services support their risk management responsibilities and help them to strengthen their operational practice, improve their humanitarian access and ultimately to save lives.

With our recent move to The Hague, we are now seeking experienced, high level individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

Trustees lead the organisation and are responsible for setting and monitoring strategy, mentoring and advising the Executive and ensuring good governance.

The positions sit at the forefront of global practice and offer an exciting opportunity to:

i. Directly support the NGO community in the safe delivery of aid in volatile contexts.

ii. Shape the development of a leading international NGO and global resource.

iii. Influence the ongoing reform of the humanitarian safety coordination system.

iv. Inform and influence global debate, policy and practise on humanitarian safety.

v. Lead exciting innovations across technology, information and analysis.

The Trustees will apply their skills and experience at the highest level to lead INSO into the next decade as we strive to save lives and improve access.

Part 2: About You

Trustees come from all walks of life, but will share common personal attributes such as:

· A commitment to serve in the public interest and in pursuit of the ‘greater good’.

· Personal integrity, maturity and emotional intelligence.

· A deep personal belief in ‘the mission’ and commitment to its success.

· Being highly accomplished in their field of work and able to mentor others in such.

· The ability to work as a team and compromise where necessary.

· The ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both.

· The ability to translate strategic concepts into practical recommendations.

· The ability to prioritise limited resources between competing demands.

· Being an excellent communicator and diplomatic representative.

· Having a wide and active professional network.

Part 3: Specific Profiles

This is an open call, so if our mission resonates with you send us your application and we will be happy to review it. However, the following are the profiles we are specifically interested in. If you have one or more of these, then please do get in touch:

A. Executive Leadership & Management – with a background in top level organisational leadership, ideally in a non-profit, either as a CEO, Executive Director or organisational development specialist to lead and advise on general management, strategy development and change management. Also serves as expert advisor/mentor to CEO and will be asked to serve as Board Chairperson.

B. Human Resources – with a background as either an executive level HR specialist or employment lawyer (Dutch or International) to lead on HR matters and serve as expert advisor to the CEO and Executive branches.

C. Financial Management & Audit – with a broad background in executive level non-profit financial management, either as CFO, Auditor or regulator to support policy development, strategy and decision making, fiduciary responsibility and compliance. Also serves as expert advisor and mentor to CEO and Director of Finance.

D. Marketing & Communications – with experience of developing and delivering organisational level strategies and campaigns to help INSO build its ‘brand’ and raise awareness of its activity and impact.

E. Legal and Compliance – with a broad background in charity law and compliance, (International or Dutch) through both donor and state regulator perspectives, either as a lawyer, compliance specialist or regulator to lead on legal and compliance matters.

F. Fundraising – with experience in traditional and non-traditional fundraising strategies, donor profiles, application procedures and networking strategies to help structure and guide INSO’s fundraising efforts.

G. Board Secretary – with experience in a company or non-profit statutory secretary role to manage the business of the Board (agenda, meetings, minutes and decisions), protect the assets and ensure compliance with statutory (Dutch) and internal regulation obligations.

We are also keen on hearing from people who are well networked across the European and US donor and diplomatic communities (ECHO, MINBUZA, USAID, DFID, SDC, NMFA, GMFA, SIDA etc) and the United Nations family to help represent, inform, and influence amongst these key stakeholders.

Part 4: Key Responsibilities

Trustees hold a fiduciary responsibility towards everything INSO does and are broadly expected to protect and advance INSO’s mission while fulfilling good governance and risk management obligations. Some specific obligations include (but are not limited to):

i. Accepting ultimate responsibility for everything INSO does.

ii. Acting reasonably and prudently in all matters related to INSO.

iii. Safeguarding and protecting the assets of the INSO, including its reputation.

iv. Acting and making decisions in the best interests of INSO at all times.

v. Avoiding any conflict between their personal interests and those of INSO.

In practice this means consideration and decision-making on a wide variety of topics including:

a) Self-Administration – Trustees have a responsibility towards managing themselves effectively to ensure both legal compliance, a lack of conflicts and to sustain a relevant profile towards the needs of INSO. They are expected to be actively committed to the role (not missing meetings) and towards advancing INSOs interests.

b) Strategy and Activity Oversight – Trustees set the strategy and objectives and ensure that the activities of INSO are consistent with them and remain valid as the context changes. They ensure that the Executive branch is taking the right actions at the right time to achieve the objectives. Trustees ‘scan the horizon’ in their field and generally to spot and mitigate emerging threats before they arise.

c) Financial Oversight – Trustees monitor and control the financial situation including income, spending, controls, fund raising, investments etc. The Trustees ensure the charity is acting within the law and its powers and is making the best use of the resources available to achieve the objective. The Trustees ensure that INSO remains a ‘going concern’ for the future.

d) Risk Management & Safeguarding – Trustees make comprehensive reviews of the organisational risk – physical, legal, financial, reputational etc. – and the measures taken to mitigate and address them. The Trustees monitors the change in risk over time as well as their own capacity to perceive it.

INSO will support all new Trustees with a full orientation into responsibilities and obligations.

Part 5: Qualifications and Time Commitments

Qualifications: Trustees serve at the highest level of the organisation and will hold advanced degrees (MSc or higher), relevant professional qualifications and certifications, at least 10 years professional experience and will have already obtained high levels of accomplishment within their field of work (CEO, Director, Departmental Head, Partner etc). Trustees are experienced masters of their vocation ready to give back to society through volunteering.

Time Commitment: For 2020, the estimated time requirement is not more than five (5) working days per year:

  • One face to face Annual General Meeting in the Hague (or other international location) per year. The meeting is usually two full days and is organised ahead of a 4 days Senior Staff Conference that Trustees may choose to attend afterwards or not. All costs are covered.
  • Up to three remote Regular Board Meetings per year conducted online (Skype). Meetings are usually 3-4 hours each.
  • Participation in Extraordinary Board Meetings as required (usually not more than two per year). Meetings are 1-2 hrs. depending on topic.
  • Occasional review of resolutions and voting over email. Usually not more than twice per year). Up to 1hr each time.
  • Occasional chat, informal decision making or support to CEO over WhatsApp group as required. Few minutes each time to read and respond.

Meetings are organised to present minimal disruption to Trustees other obligations, but some flexibility is appreciated.

Trustees are asked to commit for at least one three-year term which is renewable once by mutual agreement. Voluntary retirement is possible at any time throughout.

Part 6: Terms & Conditions

Trustees are unpaid volunteers who serve in the public interest so there is no salary or allowance but costs for attending meetings (flights, transport, accommodation etc) and disposing of functions costs (courier, copying etc) will be covered.

Trusteeship is governed by law and while most people in good standing will be eligible, some people will not be eligible including but not limited to people who:

· Have unspent convictions across some classes of offences

· Have been disbarred from serving, or removed, as a trustee or director previously

· Have debt relief or bankruptcy orders

· Are designated persons for the purpose of anti-terrorism legislations

· Are registered sex offenders

· Are otherwise disqualified from serving

Eligibility will be determined as part of the selection process and potential candidates will be required to provide a formal Declaration of Eligibility.

How to apply:

If you are motivated by INSO’s mission, then please send your CV and a motivational letter to the Board Secretary setting out your experience, skills, motivation and why you think you might make a good fit for the INSO Board of Trustees.

We are looking for up to three (3) new Trustees, and the application window will remain open until we identify them all, but please do submit early if you are interested.

While we greatly appreciate every submission, we will unfortunately only be able to respond to those we shortlist for further discussion. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview with some of the existing Trustees and the Executive Director.

We look forward to hearing from you on: secretary@ngosafety.org

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OTI Country Representative - Colombia

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:17:48 +0000

Country: Colombia
Organization: US Agency for International Development
Closing date: 16 Apr 2020

The OTI Country Representative - Colombia is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Colombia. Offers for this position are due no later than April 16, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The Country Representative is a member of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) Latin America Regional Team, reports to the OTI Regional Team Lead or designee, and is based in Colombia. The Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be leadership, development, oversight, and management of DCHA/OTI's Colombia country program. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to Embassy colleagues, Colombian government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, and local government officials.

Colombia has experienced armed conflict with insurgency groups for over 50 years. Among the root causes are state weakness and structural inequities that have created two nations: a modern, urban Colombia, and an impoverished, neglected, rural Colombia, where most of the conflict has taken place.

In the three years following the ratification of the peace accords with Colombia’s largest guerrilla insurgency group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Government of Colombia (GOC) embarked on a peace implementation process expected to last a generation. As the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) demobilized and began to reintegrate, the GOC started to enact wide-ranging reforms related to rural development, inclusive political participation, transitional justice, and reducing illicit economies such as coca. USAID/OTI is in Colombia to help the GOC implement the peace accords, one of the oldest democracies in Latin America.

USAID/OTI’s program, Colombia Transforma, is part of the USG’s effort to support a sustainable and inclusive peace in Colombia. The program contributes to make peace progress irreversible, by catalyzing front end elements of accord implementation, including: Addressing bottlenecks in processes the GOC uses to implement the peace accords; and advancing bottom-up implementation of the peace accords in critical areas.

USAID/OTI will coordinate with other USG agencies and, as appropriate, the international community, USAID/OTI’s activities are designed to create or preserve political space and help set the stage for more profound longer-term change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Washington, DC-based DCHA/OTI Latin America Regional Team Leader or his/her designee, the Country Representative – Colombia will perform the following duties:

● Manage a high-profile program in a dynamic environment and provide programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to OTI’s implementing partners (contractors and/or grantees) ensuring that activities are contributing to OTI’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;

● Conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with OTI staff, U.S. Embassy, Host Country government, and local civil society officials based on political analysis and USG policy.

● Communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, the U.S. Embassy and other donor organizations;

● Design and review staffing plans to meet overall program objectives as well as recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of in-country OTI staff;

● Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief OTI and partner

staff on their potential programmatic impact;

● Analyze and report on current political developments, security concerns, and other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

● Provide recommendations to the Washington, DC-based Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or the Regional Team Leader on implementing partner performance, the appropriateness of the partner’s scope to OTI’s country objectives, partner’s budgets, and modifications thereto;

● Provide USAID concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract, in accordance with the USAID’s Automated Directives System (ADS);

● Ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, as well as monitoring and evaluation;

● Ensure that OTI’s programs and activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned are applied to ongoing or future activities;

● Prepare and maintain OTI program budgets for field operations;

● Serve as OTI’s primary liaison with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, Host-Country Government Officials, UN Organizations, Indigenous and International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other pertinent organizations. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential local partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;

● Prepare operational plans in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, including logistics and property use guidelines, closeout and hand-over, security procedures, and contingency and evacuation plans;

● Ensure that all OTI and partner field staff adhere to in-country security guidelines set by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and other organizations such as the United Nations or host government; and

● Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate OTI’s in-country activities between OTI and its implementing partners, USAID, and other donor organizations; prepare and disseminate programmatic, financial and periodic reports to the USAID Mission, OTI/Washington, DC and other organizations as appropriate.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The Country Representative will be supervised by the Washington, DC-based DCHA/OTI Regional Team Leader for Latin America or his/her designee as part of OTI’s Field Programs Division (FPD). The Country Representative will also report to the USAID/Colombia Mission Director or his/her designee. The incumbent is expected to take initiative, act independently, and manage his/her tasks with minimal supervision. Though this is a senior field-based position, the incumbent is expected to actively and proactively collaborate with OTI/Washington, DC leadership, and to fully utilize, embrace, and become an expert on OTI systems and processes. Failure to adequately perform the scope of work above and/or failure to take direction from the supervisor may result in corrective actions, including denial of step or grade increases, extension of contract probationary periods, performance improvement plans, and/or termination for the convenience of USAID/OTI.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The supervisor will provide administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The incumbent will independently plan, design and carry out programs, projects, studies or other work assignments. The incumbent’s work will be considered technically authoritative and normally accepted without significant change, and will be reviewed in terms of fulfillment of program objectives, influence on the overall program, or contribution to the advancement of the objective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

At a minimum, the offeror must have:

(1) A Master’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

(2) Minimum of six (6) years of recent project management experience with a USG foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, stabilization programming, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis;

(3) Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries;

(4) Three (3) years of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and/or training staff).

Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net.

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Curriculum Development and Assessment Senior Coordinator

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:18:02 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 1 May 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: CURRI02009
Posted Date: 2020-03-31
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia SOM

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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.

Program Summary:

The USAID/Somalia Bar ama Baro (BAB) "Teach or Learn" Program works to increase access to quality education for a targeted number of out-of-school children and youth (ages 8-15) in specific regions of Somalia. The program will work to increase student enrollment in alternative education program sites, improve their safety, monitor acquisition of literacy, numeracy, and socio-emotional skills among the learners who enroll in them, and enhance the Federal Government of Somalia's (FGS) capacity to regulate them.

Position Summary:

The Curriculum Development and Assessment Senior Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all curriculum development activities, including leading and coordinating design, development, and implementation of the Accelerated Education Program (AEP) teaching and learning materials. The Senior Coordinator is required to undertake a collaborative and capacity-building approach with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and engaged stakeholders to result in the final AEP-approved curriculum and associated materials.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Curriculum Development and Assessment Senior Coordinator will report to the Reading/Education in Crisis or Conflict Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and/or lead design and development of curriculum Teacher/Learning Materials (TLMs) including student textbooks, teacher guides, etc., ensuring that materials are appropriate for the targeted age group of 8-15;
  • Support the scope and sequencing, drafting and field-testing, refinement, piloting, assessing and revision of TLMs;
  • Provide technical support for the development of various evaluation tools to be used for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of TLMs and carry-out various evaluations using those instruments as required;
  • Ensure timely production, coordination, and reporting of all data, in an accurate and complete manner, including for: ad hoc requests, weekly reports, quarterly reports, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data, financial information, etc.
  • Review, adapt and help finalize all learning materials ensuring alignment with standards and benchmarks in the FGS National Curriculum;
  • Ensure integration of the Collaboration for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) into the AEP curriculum and TLMs;
  • Ensure all materials developed are gender-sensitive and inclusive, promote student and teacher well-being, and promote peacebuilding and conflict mitigation;
  • Develop the AEP curriculum framework alongside relevant Ministry of Education (MOE) directorates and BAB Policy and Partnership Senior Coordinator;
  • Oversee development of the material distribution plan and implementation of Track and Trace methodology;
  • Support and/or lead validation workshops of TLMs within the MOEs at both the FGS and Federal Member State (FMS) levels, and including other stakeholders;
  • Liaise with the FGS and FMS MOEs and stakeholder groups as needed; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Education, Information and Communications Technology, or related field;

  • At least six (6) years of experience in the education sector and demonstrated technical experience of a similar scope to this activity;

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to engage positively and productively with a diverse population of team members, stakeholders and government counterparts;

  • Experience working on donor funded projects, preferably with USAID;

  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English;

  • Fluency in Somali language;

  • Authorization to work full-time in Somalia; and

  • Possession of a Somali passport to facilitate work-related travel throughout BAB Program area of implementation.
    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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CANADEM is recruiting for its Emergency Preparedness Expert (COVID-19 outbreak response) roster

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:13:34 +0000

Country: Armenia
Organization: CANADEM
Closing date: 8 Apr 2020

CANADEM is seeking seasoned professionals with previous relevant experience for its Emergency Preparedness Expert (COVID-19 outbreak response) roster. CANADEM is a Canadian based NGO that works with various UN agencies through the standby partnership programme. We regularly deploy candidates in various areas of expertise all around the globe. Registration with CANADEM is always free. We are looking to expand our pool of experts for potential/upcoming opportunities with different UN agencies field offices. Most positions are for 3 to 6-months deployments.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Support the Government's plans to strengthen the coordination of local and central authorities via capacity building activities and by operationally strengthening the ground-level capacity to respond to COVID-19
  • Contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedures on roles and responsibilities and ensure the development of COVID-19 needs assessments, particularly in the fields of Food Security, Logistics and Emergency Telecommunication
  • Participate in assessments and risk analyses on the impacts of COVID-19 on the food security and vulnerability situation of the Armenian population
  • Develop a road map and strategic approach to identify specific opportunities and roles related to COVID-19 consequences in the country context, building on the existing knowledge and experience of partners
  • Technical support and advice to the Government for establishing shock responsive food safety nets on mitigating economic and food security related consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic
How to apply:

If you have the above-mentioned skills, please register with CANADEM before contacting us. Registration is available on our website at https://www.canadem.ca/register-with-canadem. After registering, please send an email to pantiwa.naksomboon@canadem.ca with a Subject Line: "CANADEM-Emergency Preparedness Expert".

In your email, please include your date of availability, current location, most up to date CV, and a Skype or phone number where we can reach you.

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Chief of party, Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity | Bangladesh | 2020

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:10:16 +0000

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 10 May 2020

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the USAID Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity in Bangladesh. The five-year program is currently in its third year. The chief of party oversees field management, including serving as the program’s spokesperson on field activities; supports overall program planning and budgeting; and ensures achieving targeted program results. Based in Dhaka, the chief of party will have significant delegation of authority from Chemonics’ home office, allowing for on-site decisions. The duration of this assignment is expected to last until September 2022.

Background:

The USAID Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity is working to improve health and human capital in Bangladesh by developing a sustainable, gender-sensitive, and pro-poor social enterprise — the Surjer Hashi Network — to advance progress toward universal health coverage. Its five primary objectives are:

  1. Develop and implement a program to transform the Smiling Sun Network into a centrally managed, sustainable private social enterprise

  2. Adopt proven innovative approaches to create new strategies to expand access to and uptake of essential service packages

  3. Develop and implement sustainable financial systems to facilitate expanded coverage and ensure equitable access to health services

  4. Improve the quality of care

  5. Improve program strategies drawn from crosscutting lessons learned

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide high-level program leadership and management
  • Oversee technical implementation and ensure achievement of all program objectives and expectations, in compliance with the contract and work plan
  • Provide strategic leadership and mitigate risks to ensure successful implementation
  • Mentor senior-level program staff who will be expected to function beyond the life of program
  • Ensure that the program functions efficiently in all financial and administrative matters and that adequate internal control is maintained
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of work plan implementation and completion of activities within budget and oversee risk assurance for program activities
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting of program activities and ensure incorporation of lessons learned into ongoing activities
  • Ensure performance against targets, instituting corrective action where necessary
  • Produce technical reports, quarterly reports, and other documentation on program progress and adhere to reporting guidelines and deadlines
  • Work closely with the Surjer Hashi Network CEO and directly manage the senior technical advisor; monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning director; quality assurance/quality improvement director; senior government relations advisor; deputy chief of party finance and operations; and any additional positions as necessary, to ensure progress toward all technical objectives and timely submission of high-quality deliverables
  • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel and consultants
  • Serve as the program’s key liaison with USAID, stakeholders, and national-level partners
  • Oversee enforcing, promoting, and upholding Chemonics’ corporate culture, values, and fraud/ethics policies

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, international development, management, or a related technical field
  • Minimum 12 years of demonstrated success in increasingly complex project management and leadership roles, with a proven capability to achieve targets and manage multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the opportunities and challenges within the Bangladesh health system, and experience managing donor-funded programs in Bangladesh of similar size, scope, and complexity to the Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, written and oral presentation ability, and high-level strategic thinking to fulfill the comprehensive technical and managerial requirements of the position
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit an electronic version of your CV and cover letter attached and “Chief of Party” in the subject line to the Bangladesh AUHC PMU at BangladeshAUHCPMU@chemonics.com at your earliest convenience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please feel free to reach out to the AUHC PMU with any questions. Only finalists will be contacted.

The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Policy and Partnership Senior Coordinator

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:09:49 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 1 May 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: POLIC02010
Posted Date: 2020-03-31
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia SOM

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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.

Program Summary:

The USAID/Somalia Bar ama Baro program, a five-year USAID funded program, works to increase access to quality education for a targeted number of out-of-school children and youth (ages 8-15) in specific regions of Somalia. The Program will work to increase student enrollment in alternative education program sites, improve their safety, monitor acquisition of literacy, numeracy, and socio-emotional skills among the learners who enroll in them, and enhance the Federal Government of Somalia's capacity to regulate them.

Position Summary:

The Policy and Partnership Senior Coordinator will lead the project supported efforts to facilitate the development of national Accelerated Education Program (AEP) policies and corresponding quality assurance measures with the Federal Government of Somalia Ministry of Education. The Senior Coordinator will lead a collaborative and capacity building approach to use data, build national AEP policies and design quality assurance measures. The Senior Coordinator will assist the federal government in this process to engage federal member state education officials and critical non-governmental actors who provide educational services across Somalia. This position requires senior level leadership and mediation skills to mobilize actors in supporting a comprehensive program to better serve Somalia's out of school children and youth (OOSCY).

Reporting and Supervision:

The Policy and Partnership Senior Coordinator will report to directly to the Reading/Education in Crisis or Conflict Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a process with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders at central, state and district levels to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, attendance, access, reading instruction, and assessment;
  • Assist our project partners to strengthen education management information system (EMIS) in support of AEP related data to inform all policy design and facilitate data-driven decision-making at the central and state levels around ensuring progress in expanding access and quality education;
  • Lead advocacy and capacity-building efforts with senior federal and state education officials to utilize school profile data to make decisions that improve educational services;
  • Lead a phased process with appropriate governmental and non-governmental stakeholders that results in the design and endorsement of the following AEP policies:
    • AEP Learner Eligibility Policy
    • AEP Learner Certification Policy
    • AEP Teacher Certification Policy
    • AEP Accreditation Policy
  • Work with relevant project stakeholders and local officials to provide support to sustain policy initiatives and facilitate development and implementation of policies, particularly in the areas of systems, access, attendance, reading instruction, assessment, and accountability;
  • Facilitate policy review meetingsregardingreading and access to track progress in implementing new policies, identify corrective actions to speed implementation, and develop tools to assess impact;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of capacity-building plans for education officials and local stakeholders to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to effectively implement policies and regulationsregardingaccess to education and improved learning outcomes;
  • Provide capacity-building support on data analysis and evidence-based decision-making, monitoring, and staff mentoring;
  • Support various means and methods for the dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops involving federal and state government education officials and other federal, state and local level actors supporting education service delivery;
  • Promote inclusivity, gender equity, and conflict mitigation and peace-building throughout all policy design and implementation and consensus building processes; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master's in Education, Public Administration, or other relevant degree, or a bachelor's degree with two (2) additional years of experience;

  • At least six (6) years of experience in education policy in Somalia and of international development activities with increasing levels of responsibility;

  • Demonstrated understanding of EMIS systems and data-driven decision-making;

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and team-building skills;

  • Ability to engage positively and productively with a diverse population of team members, stakeholders and government counterparts;

  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, USAID experience preferred;

  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English;

  • Fluency in Somali language; and

  • Authorization to work full-time in Somalia and possession of a Somali passport.

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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Head of Programmes - IRAQ

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:00:23 +0000

Country: Iraq
Organization: War Child UK
Closing date: 30 Apr 2020

War Child UK is going through a period of exciting change, with a strong focus on technical quality and thought leadership in child protection. We have several active projects and are seeking to expand the portfolio in 2020. WCUK is a leading child protection actor in Iraq and is leading a national PSS roll-out with the cluster. The Head of Programme in Iraq will oversee projects, technical quality, fundraising and external programme representation. WCUK in Iraq is focused on quality programming and reaching the most vulnerable.

Your role

An integral part of the Senior Management Team in country, the Head of Programmes will provide strategic leadership to programmes teams in Iraq, ensuring programme quality, high quality project design and fundraising, and effective implementation of projects. It is a critical role requiring a seasoned, motivated and experienced individual with a desire for a new and exciting challenge in a small but rapidly growing organisation. The role ensures information from the country programme is shared across departments and will represent War Child at the highest levels; donors, national authorities, clusters and national partners in Iraq. The role is managed by the Country Director in Iraq.

Your responsibilities

· Provide leadership in program strategy development in the themes of Child protection, education and livelihoods, ensuring cross cutting themes (gender, disability and accountability) are integrated in programme engagements.

· Lead and coordinate the design of high-quality technical proposals and budgets in line with War Child global and country level priorities.

· Ensure fundraising efforts at the country level are coordinated and strategic, in line with global and national level priorities.

· Ensure strategic presence of WCUK staff in key humanitarian and development forums and clusters. Represent the organisation in strategic forums.

· Develop and foster partnerships with donors, UN agencies, INGOs and other key actors.

· Work closely with the SMT in country to ensure relevant, effective and efficient operations support systems are in place for effective and efficient programme implementation.

· Work closely with the Finance team to ensure timely implementation of grants and monitor expenditure to reduce the risk of disallowable costs.

· Maintain overview of internal and external programmatic audits and ensure any findings/ recommendations are acted upon.

· Provide line management and leadership to technical advisors, ensuring quality programming and effective support. Performance-manage staff in line with organisational processes.

· Work closely with Area Managers to ensure effective implementation, tracking, and adjustments to projects.

· Oversee grant review processes and tracking systems to ensure timely and effective implementation of programmes.

· Oversee work of a multi-location and multi-skilled team, ensuring quality outcomes and collaboration within the team to achieve programme strategy.

· Supervise and develop MEAL systems and ensure projects are agile to incorporate learning.

· Lead on advocacy efforts in country and ensure synergies with global advocacy efforts and programming.

· Coordinate the design of a research and learning agenda for Iraq.

How to apply:

For a full Jd and a application form please follow this link: https://www.warchild.org.uk/who-we-are/jobs/head-of-programmes-iraq2020

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UN COORDINATEUR EAU ASSAINISSEMENT ET HYGIENE – URGENCE - (H/F)

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:45:51 +0000

Country: France
Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Closing date: 1 May 2020

Au sein du Département des opérations et sous la supervision du Responsable Mission France et du Responsable du secteur Eau Assainissement Hygiène, vous travaillerez pour la mission France dans un premier temps mais vous serez également en lien étroit auprès de l’équipe UPRU (Unité de Préparation et de réponse aux Urgences). Vous aurez à diriger la mise en place d'une programmation EAH liée aux besoins des migrants / populations vulnérables dans la région parisienne, pendant la crise COVID-19.

Vous serez plus précisément en charge de :

Mettre en œuvre la réponse COVID-19 EAH dans la région Parisienne

  • Analyser la situation humanitaire en EAH, et du contexte d’intervention de manière continue
  • La dissémination des informations collectées et analysées en interne auprès de la responsable mission France et du responsable de secteur EAH
  • Participer à la définition de la stratégie sur sa zone d'intervention.
  • Mettre en œuvre des projets en cohérence avec la charte ACF, le cadre stratégique, les Policy (EAH et des autres secteurs ACF), papiers de positionnement et autres textes légaux du/des ministère(s) technique(s) en charge du secteur EAH, les documents internationaux clés du secteur (Standards SPHERE et OMS, etc.).
  • De s’assurer de la bonne appropriation de ces documents par les équipes.
  • Favoriser l'intégration transversale du secteur EAH avec les autres secteurs en collaboration avec la Coordinatrice du Projet.
  • Prendre en compte des problématiques transversales dans les réponses EAH (HIV, Genre, Gestion des risques de catastrophe, Environnement, Handicap, etc.).
  • Assurer la mise en œuvre, le suivi, et reporting du projet EAH, en adéquation avec le cadre logique de l’intervention, le budget, les procédures logistiques et administratives ACF, en assurant la qualité en conformité avec les standards techniques.
  • Contribuer aux processus qualité et redevabilité et à la mesure d’impact de son programme.
  • Participer à la coordination, la représentation et les partenariats d’ACF dans la zone d’intervention et en support de la coordinatrice du projet. Encadrer et manager des équipes EAH selon les besoins.
  • Maintenir une forte collaboration avec l’UPRU (Unité de Préparation et de réponse aux Urgences) ACF-France pour tout travail fait en réponse à la crise COVID-19 (outils, méthodologies, approches)

Appuyer l’équipe UPRU (Unité de Préparation et de Réponse aux Urgences :

  • Dans un deuxième temps, vous apporterez un appui EAH à l’équipe UPRU avec des possibles déploiements dans divers pays, il s’agira plus précisément :
  • De préparer, d’analyser des rapports, faire des propositions liées avec EAH et/ou programmation en urgence
  • De représenter, ou d’apporter son support technique
  • De développer des outils EAH ou transversaux, en particulier destinés à la préparation et réponse aux urgences pour l’utilisation comme une base par les équipes d’urgence ACF, et en ligne avec les outils des autres secteurs y compris les secteurs transversaux.
  • Appui lors de mission d’exploration, soutien ponctuel à un projet spécifique ou établissement de nouvelles missions
  • Appuyer les missions de préparation, de contingence et de ‘early warning’
  • Appuyer la logistique EAH urgence siège
  • Appuyer à l’établissement et à la mise en œuvre de formations urgence EAH
  • Contribuer aux réunions de la plateforme de coordination Urgence EAH France (PFE)
  • Contribuer de façon ad-hoc aux meetings du Global WASH Cluster
  • Contribuer à la capitalisation sectorielle EAH (sur la dimension urgence).

Le candidat :

De formation supérieure de type Master 2 (MSc) ou ingénieur, dans un domaine lié à l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène + Santé Publique. Il est nécessaire d’avoir une expérience professionnelle en milieu humanitaire. Vous avez de l’expérience de travail en partenariat avec des ONGs locales. Vous avez des connaissances dans les mécanismes de maitrise d’œuvre, des compétences de formation et de renforcement de capacités technique.

Vous avez de l’intérêt pour la problématique de la bonne gouvernance du secteur EAH, le droit à l’eau, le renforcement des capacités institutionnelles. Vous avez des connaissances de la Réforme humanitaire et des mécanismes de coordination Cluster et de financement humanitaire (HRP, HNO, FLASH, …).

Rigoureux, organisé et à l’écoute, vous disposez d’un bon relationnel et vous appréciez également le travail en équipe.

La maîtrise de l’anglais et du français sera indispensable, l’arabe sera un plus.

Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

Pour l’esprit d’équipe de ACF et pour son professionnalisme. Pour le dynamisme du secteur Eau Assainissement Hygiène et surtout pour le défi d'intervenir sur une urgence humanitaire en France.

Statut : Cadre - CDD de 3 mois (extension possible) – Temps plein à pourvoir dès que possible

Conditions Salariales : De 38 à 44 K€ bruts annuels sur 13 mois selon expérience, 21 jours de RTT, 20 jours de télétravail par an (dans le cadre de la politique de télétravail d’ACF, après accord managérial), titres restaurant à 8€ (prise en charge à 60% par ACF), complémentaire santé (prise en charge à 80% par ACF), remboursement 50 % transport en commun.

Conditions particulières et aptitudes : Station assise prolongée, expression orale, travail sur écran, contacts téléphoniques. Des déplacements sur Paris et l’Ile de France sont à prévoir.

ACF est engagé dans une politique d’emploi en faveur des travailleurs handicapés.

Rejoignez-nous sur Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/1334237/

How to apply:

Envoyez CV et Lettre de motivation https://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/fr/offre/4727

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Safety Advisor- Southeast

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:44:14 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
Closing date: 20 Apr 2020

Organisation Background

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a highly valued component in the humanitarian safety coordination system. With operations in 14 countries, INSO has revolutionized the humanitarian safety coordination sector by introducing a robust and high-quality field safety platform model that has been deployed in some of the world’s most high-risk settings.

The strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have meant that INSO is now accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

INSO Afghanistan Country Office

INSO began in Afghanistan in 2002 as a joint platform before becoming an international NGO in its own right in 2011. INSO Afghanistan provides services to enhance the delivery of aid and preserve the safety of staff employed by over 270 Afghan and International NGOs that provide humanitarian and emergency assistance to people living in the country.

Please note that any start date is provisional and deployment may be delayed due to COVID-19 related travel bans and regulations. INSO suspended all international duty travel, including international deployments, on 16th March 2020 until further notice. As the situation is evolving, we will be re-evaluating the travel suspension on a regular basis.

Job Summary:

We are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as Safety Advisor—Southeast, a position based in Khost City in Afghanistan’s Khost Province. The tentative start date for this position is 20 May 2020. However, due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the starting date may be delayed.

Safety Advisor positions are highly rewarding roles, offering a unique opportunity to work in a close knit team giving security analysis and advice that is not only some of the best of its kind, but that is also vital to the efforts of the NGO community to deliver aid and assistance to the thousands of people who need it. Successful candidates will be outgoing and resilient, with the ability to analyse complex security issues and contexts, give sound practical safety and security advice, communicate to an excellent standard of English both verbally and in writing, and above all else share INSO’s commitment to humanitarian principles.

Safety Advisor positions are offered on a one-year renewable term.

Major Responsibilities:

· Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant safety information.

· Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local security situation through daily alerts and reports, weekly incident lists and bi-weekly analytical reports.

· Facilitate and lead regional NGO community security roundtables.

· Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy documents, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in crisis evacuation planning.

· Manage a small office team, including supervision national staff and oversight of local logistics and administration.

· Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

Mandatory Requirements:**

· Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

· Proven writing, editing, and analytical skills and the keenest eye for detail.

· Significant experience in insecure/conflict-affected environments.

· Personal and professional resilience in a fast moving, high output, quality-driven program.

· Experience in the humanitarian, and/or risk management and/or humanitarian access sectors.

· Independent drive, motivation, and excellence, and ability to operate and sustainably manage staff and teams under strict systems and deadlines.

· Well-developed personal, personnel, organisational and team management skills and standards in a diverse multi-cultural setting.

· Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian safety practices and principles.

· Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.

· Graduate level education in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.**

Preferred Characteristics:

· Recent professional experience in Afghanistan – ideally in the humanitarian sector.

· Prior experience in an inter-agency role.

· Local language skills.

· Experience with NGO security and/or project management.

· Existing local information networks.

Key Personal Competencies

· A good listener

· An effective communicator

· Excellent analyst

· Team player

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· A people manager

· Outgoing and proactive personality

INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:

INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:

· All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.

· INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.

· All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.

· The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).

· All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).

· All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.

Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with an expected start date on 20 May (contingent on the lifting of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic)**,** €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 7 days of R&R every 2 months, €1000 R&R allowance each cycle, global medical coverage, USD $200,000 AD&D coverage.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to jobs@afg.ngosafety.org and reference “Safety Advisor Southeast” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

· Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, any preferred characteristics, your motivation for applying, and what you hope to bring to INSO Afghanistan (2 page maximum).

· Updated CV (5 page maximum).

· One relevant and substantive writing sample in English that demonstrates your analytical and report writing abilities (10-page maximum, for internal candidates a longer analytical INSO report for which you are the sole author will be accepted).

Please do not send any additional information (such as copies of certificates, copies of diplomas, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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ACAPS CrisisInSight team is looking for new analysts

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:39:05 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Assessment Capacities Project
Closing date: 12 Apr 2020

We are recruiting several Information Analysts to strengthen the analysis capacity of the organisation and therefore support the humanitarian community.

The successful candidates, in colaboration with the CrisisInSight team in Geneva, will help turn data into information, information into insight and insight into decisions.

This position will be framed within the ACAPS traineeship programme, which meant to be a valuable and enriching experience for people interested in a career in the humanitarian sector and who are specifically interested in data analysis, humanitarian planning and in promoting evidence-based decision making.

The trainee analyst will develop valuable knowledge in analysis techniques, including secondary data review, joint analysis, and data management. This knowledge and experience are transferable in the future to positions involving programme design, information management, assessment, and analysis in the humanitarian sector.

Role and responsibilities
Generic responsibilities

  1. Participate in the production of ACAPS analysis and documentation through secondary data review and other analysis methodologies.
  2. Support the development of ACAPS knowledge and guidance on better data collection, data preparedness activities, analysis and reporting.

Specific responsibilities

  1. CrisisInsight Global Severity Index
  2. CrisisInSight other products
  3. Methodology and product refinement
  4. Perform other duties in the organisation as appropriate

Required skills, knowledge and experience
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods (mixed and multi) and ease with handling, large amounts of quantitative data.
• Written clarity, including ability to analyse complex concepts and synthetize information.
• Ability and confidence to make judgment calls when interpreting ambiguous data.
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of emergency preparedness, response and early recovery.
• Demonstrated understanding of needs assessments in humanitarian crisis.
• Fluent written and oral communication skills in English, in addition to full fluency in at least one other language among Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic. Any other non-European language is an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter via jobs(at)acaps.org with the subject line “CrisisInSight Information Analyst”.

Due to the COVID-19 situation and related governmental measures, only Swiss nationals currently living in Switzerland / candidates with Swiss work permit valid at least until 1 May 2021 can apply for this position.

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Market Shaping Operations Specialist

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:17:24 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: Results for Development Institute
Closing date: 1 Apr 2020

About R4D:

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results

R4D’s Market Shaping Practice:**

How do we increase access to a cheap, plentiful drug that could save millions of children’s lives yet remains widely

unavailable in certain markets? This is among the unique and powerful questions you will help R4D’s Market Shaping practice answer as a Market Shaping Operations Specialist. We are a team that has deep experience in helping to catalyze increased access to, and appropriate use of, essential products that help people lead healthier, more productive lives. Using practical and business-driven approaches -- from increasing market transparency around the number of potential users, to improving demand forecasting, to developing purchasing and value chain strategies, and to crafting cost-effectiveness and financing gap analyses -- our work ensures that the markets for life-improving goods operates with improved efficiency, and that utilization of those goods also increases.

We’ve previously applied these approaches to achieve more than a billion dollars in savings in countries around the world, improving the availability of high-quality products in health (including for HIV/AIDS, malaria, childhood pneumonia, maternal health, and neglected diseases) as well as in nutrition, education and sanitation.

If that work ignites your imagination, we’d love to tell you more and explore how we can work together!

Opportunity:**

R4D is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Market Shaping Operations Specialist to play a key leadership role in the Market Shaping practice. As Market Shaping Operations Specialist, you will provide operational leadership and program management for a team that rapidly develops analyses to identify holistic barriers in a market, generate evidence, and design creative solutions to address identified barriers. Market shaping projects include: increasing access to childhood pneumonia treatment in high-burden countries; analyzing the procurement and financing landscape for maternal, newborn, and child health commodities globally as well as across sub-Saharan Africa; and diagnosing and addressing market challenges to the scale up of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. As part of all this work, you will manage existing stakeholder relationships and cultivate new partnerships at both the country and global levels that aim to communicate our impact and expand it in a creative way. You will also play a key role in helping to shape the strategic development and direction of the market shaping portfolio and will make significant contributions to new business development, including in collaboration with other practice areas at R4D.

A successful Market Shaping Operations Specialist will be highly-motivated, a creative problem solver; have strong operational management, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. We are a team that is resourceful, responsible, tenacious, high-energy, and always has a positive attitude. We hope you that you value these personality traits as much as we do!

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Market Shaping Senior Program Director.

Responsibilities:**

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop systems and manage global business operations and external relations functions within the team including:
  • Human resources needs (especially staff, consultant, and vendor recruitment as needed);
  • Budget tracking and overall financial management;
  • Contracts and compliance oversight;
  • Strategic communications, donor liaising and broader networking within our community of practice;
  • Lead the Practice’s collaboration with other program teams and support teams to manage human resources, financial resources, and foster operational excellence more broadly;
  • Provide support to MSP staff based in R4D’s international offices in Tanzania and Ethiopia to solve operational challenges as they arise, in collaboration with R4D HQ staff;
  • Lead development of donor reporting and external-facing deliverables, ensuring high quality, technical accuracy and appropriate framing for target audiences;
  • Develop knowledge management and communication strategies to ensure better systems and to promote the dissemination and uptake of our work;
  • Foster and manage strategic relationships with a wide range of domestic and international stakeholders;
  • Support business development efforts (in collaboration with market shaping team members and across R4D teams) to mobilize resources to finance new opportunities for impact.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in operational roles, or 3 years of relevant experience and a Master's degree in public health, business/management, public policy/administration, finance/accounting or related degree;
  • Familiarity with global health and nutrition strongly desired;
  • Demonstrated track record of conceptualizing, operationalizing, and executing on complex projects and workstreams; ability to set priorities, handle competing time/resource demands, solve problems and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a team;
  • Significant experience leading the development of high-quality deliverables; excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to deliver compelling presentations with both technical and non-technical audiences;
    Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in cultivating and managing relationships across public and private sector actors, as well as philanthropic donors, including with stakeholders and colleagues based in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Highly collaborative and approachable management style;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
How to apply:

Please click here to apply.

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Programme Manager

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:06:59 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 7 Apr 2020

Options Consultancy Services seeks a Programme Manager to support the delivery of the UK Department of International Development's (DFID) Technical Assistance to Strengthen Capabilities Project, which will provide technical assistance (TA) to SUN (Scaling up Nutrition) governments, the SUN Movement Secretariat, and DFID.

Responsibilities:

The objective of this programme is to provide:

  • Technical assistance to governments in the SUN Movement and to the SUN Movement Secretariat to catalyse country efforts to scale up nutrition impact (component 1). This will predominantly be short-term TA to multiple countries, though there may be some instances of longer-term engagement.
  • Technical assistance to DFID to maximise the quality and effectiveness of its nutrition-related policy and programmes, to support evidence generation and lesson learning and to develop nutrition capacity (component 2)

The Programme Manager will work closely with other Options’ team members to ensure that all work is carried out to high standards and to support the development of the organisation as a whole, and will report to the Project Lead based in London, UK. He/she will be part of the core team which also includes two Component Lead who will assume responsibility for the day to day engagement with the SUN Movement Secretariat and DFID.

The Programme Manager will work closely with the Project Lead to contribute to the strategic planning and monitoring of the project, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate. The post holder will contribute to the strategical planning and monitoring of the programme in line with Options project cycle management. The postholder will track project deliverables ensuring they meet appropriate levels of quality, are on time and within budget, in accordance with the project plan. The postholder will also support the Project Lead to define project tasks and resource requirements, including developing project work plans and supporting the design and implementation of effective technical assistance.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for organising short-term consultant inputs including preparation of terms of reference, sourcing, negotiating, drafting contracts as well as briefing and managing consultants. They will also liaise with the consortium partners, implementing agencies and other relevant individuals and organisations as required and ensure excellent relations are maintained.

The role is based in the UK, and the post holder will work on all aspects of financial management related to the programme and assignments, and contribute to the monthly management accounts, annual audit and budgeting process, and regular budgeting re-forecasting.

Person specification:

  • Significant experience of working in international development at programme management level
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the management of rapid response demands for short-term technical assistance
  • Experience organising short and long term consultant inputs including preparation of terms of references (TORs), sourcing, negotiating, drafting contracts briefing and managing consultants
  • Experience of contributing to the strategical planning and monitoring of programmes
  • Liaise with clients, implementing agencies and other relevant individuals and organisations as required and ensure excellent relations are maintained
  • Experience of close working relationships within a consortium setting. Maintaining open lines of communication with partners to ensure smooth operations and best practise in financial and contract management
  • Clear understanding of donor priorities and ways of working, including but not limited to best practise in contract management, recruitment and sourcing of consultants, financial management and VfM practices
  • Management of project budgets, monitoring the expenditures and costs against delivered and realised milestones as the projects progress
  • Work with the finance team on all aspects of financial management related to overseas programmes and assignments, and contribute to the monthly management accounts, annual audit and budgeting process, and regular budgeting and re-forecasting
  • Internal and external financial reporting, including invoicing and expenditure tracking and variance analysis
  • Contribute to knowledge management practices within the TAN programme
  • Experience of financial management and knowledge of best practice
  • Language skills in Spanish and/or French is highly desirable
  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively with others to achieve success
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Supervise programme administration, travel and logistics
  • Ability to plan and manage work in a highly organised way
  • Excellent communicator both in writing and verbally
  • Experience of working with the SUN Movement Secretariat and/or broader SUN Movement structures is desirable

Other information:

  • This project is currently in design and subject to securing donor funding - the precise details of timelines and tasks are subject to change prior to project start-up
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision
  • Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit

Benefits:

Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

How to apply:
  • To apply click here
  • Closing date: 07 April 2020
  • As applications will be reviewed as they are received, interested applicants are encouraged to submit applicants as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal reference check (CRC), identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate)

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Associate Supply Officer, P2, Bogota

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:06:22 +0000

Country: Colombia
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 16 Apr 2020

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Associate Supply Officer supports all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport, shipping, customs clearance and warehousing management within the Area of Responsibility (AoR). The position may be located at Headquarters (within DESS), in a Regional Bureau or in a Country Office.

The incumbent is normally supervised by the (Senior) Supply Officer or other senior staff with supply oversight function who defines the objectives and provides general guidance. S/he will also refer to UNHCR manuals and relevant policy papers. The incumbent normally supervises some staff and/or AWF.
In Bureaus and country operations s/he maintains regular contacts on working level with other UN agencies, UNHCR Partners, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area of operation.

S/he will support effective supply chain that enables the office to meet the needs of persons of concerns as well as timely delivery of quality goods and services to persons of concern. Further, the incumbent will assist in the maintenance of a supply chain infrastructure that is robust and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the operation and that enables timely emergency responses, along with effective partners to support supply activities.

The Associate Supply Officer maintains impartial, ethical and customer-oriented relations with suppliers and Partner organizations; exchanges information with counterparts in other UN agencies, and International Organisations within the limits established by UN /UNHCR Procurements Rules and assists with joint procurement actions if, as and whenever necessary.

The incumbent will support the coordination of the delivery of assistance from the regional warehouse, if applicable. S/he will liaise with SMS staff who manage the Global Stockpiles and who manage the Global Asset and Fleet Management, if and as required and if applicable.
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All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Support all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport, shipping, customs clearance, warehousing, asset and fleet management, as applicable.
  • Support the procurement process to ensure timely, cost-effective and adequate delivery of commodities and services to support operational needs.
  • Identify partners for supply chain projects based on objectives, priorities, strengths and resources of the UNHCR Partner and/or contractor, according to criteria consistent with UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Develop relevant contacts and build constructive relations with UN agencies, UNHCR Partners, government authorities and other partners as applicable.
  • Ensure accurate and comprehensive records on supply activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.
  • Manage the vendor related processes including identification, assessment and selection of vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services. Ensure vendor and item master databases are up to date.
  • Oversee tender processes and manage the preparation of proposals for award of contracts to the relevant CoCs.
  • Ensure the quality standards for commodities and services are respected by vendors in relation to the needs of the location and tender/purchase specifications.
  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief and other non-food items according to the operational needs and regularly update the information in UNHCR IT systems.
  • Apply UNHCR's sourcing and procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments and establishment & maintenance of warehousing according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Manage an efficient system for the release, and redeployment of goods.
  • Oversee and coordinate as required the release and transportation and of relief and other non-food items.
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making
  • Implement supply operations based on interpretations of the situation and conclusions to how the operation can be best implemented.
  • Resolve difficulties in the local supply chain by finding solutions to problems and bottlenecks, and provide regular reports on supply chain activities, the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
  • Disseminate, promote commitment to and monitor compliance with UNHCR's global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Support effective information flow in the supply chain and adapt process and documents to the prevailing environment.

In the Regional Bureaux:

  • Support Country Operations in implementing supply operations based on interpretations of the situation and conclusions to how the operation can be best implemented particularly in emergency context.
  • Assist country operations achieving full compliance with rules & regulations in all supply activities.
  • Track the progress of specific periodic operations and provide guidance that ensures timely implementation.
  • Facilitate training of supply staff and assist in coaching and advising individuals or Supply teams as requested.
  • Track global Supply KPIs for the region and devise regional ones as required.
  • Monitor all periodic Supply exercises such as monthly reconciliations, quarterly physical inventory exercises, and year-end accounts closure procedures and ensure that they are implemented throughout the region and provide relevant reports to senior managers.
  • Support the analysis of country financial reports and work with the Country Operations Supply Team leaders to address red areas relating to Supply aspects of operations.
  • Support the country needs assessment plans and assist in combining them into regional procurement plans and monitor their timely implementation and changes based on operational needs.

In the Country Operations:

  • Adapt standard supply chain structures to the local environment that are consistent with the operational needs.
  • Assist the office should they need additional office space or extensions to their office leases, lease hold improvements or other construction. Carry out the procurement aspect of the establishment of office leases or extensions.
  • Assist in the coordination with CBI stakeholders the design and implementation of the market assessment and market monitoring to determine if CBI is option. Carry out the procurement action to contract Financial Service Providers (FSP).
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of an efficient and skilled workforce that is capable of supporting on-going operations.
  • Support the identification of partners for supply chain projects based on objectives, priorities, strengths and resources of the Partner and/or contractor, according to criteria consistent with UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, increases efficiency safeguards the investment of the organisation.
  • Support the coordination activities of Partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Maintain an up-to-date overview of the location's supply chain capacity and preparedness, as well as, that of its partners to ensure that adequate capacity exist also to cover emergencies.
  • Depending on the size of the operation act as ex-officio in the LCC Review and clear procurement cases for the relevant procurement authority.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P2/NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Supply Chain Management; Business Administration; International Commerce; Engineering;
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Certificate from Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies, e.g. CFIPS, CMIPS, MCIPS;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
Proficient knowledge of logistics/supply systems with proven experience at previous work positions, preferably UN. Good working knowledge and experience in handling contract issues in the context of UN policies and standards. Experience in contract negotiations; ability to provide technical guidance to subordinate staff; ability to plan and organise work assignments, often under close deadlines. Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks with speed, in a courteous and service oriented manner.
Desirable:
Database management skills and experience and working knowledge of ERP systems, ideally of UNHCR¿s MSRP Supply Chain Module would be an advantage. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of different cultural and educational backgrounds. Technical knowledge of types of services, supplies and goods purchased by UNHCR for Headquarters, Regional and Field Offices would be an advantage. Relevant training, such as CIPS, or other public procurement trainings. Knowledge of UN and UNHCR Financial Regulations and Rules relating to procurement and UNHCR Chapter 8. Aviation services knowledge for movements of goods/passengers. Proven ability to manage a team.

Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
IT-PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management
SC-Supply Planning
SC-Customs clearance
SC-Logistics
SC-Warehouse Management
SC-Asset Management
SC-Fleet Management
SC-UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures
UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their application online on the UNHCR Careers Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on "Vacancies".

Closing date for applications: 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and
opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities
as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are
encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex,
national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Child Protection Specialist, NOC, Gandhinagar, India SAR Post Number 68420 (This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only)

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:33:01 +0000

Country: India
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 22 Apr 2020

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!

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For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world's thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief, Field Office The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes. H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme/project development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

1.Support to program/project development and planning

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

2.Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

3.Technical and operational support to program implementation

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

4.Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia - through active networking, advocacy and effective communication - to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

Impact of Results

The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of child protection programmes/projects and the achievement of sustainable results, contributes to the achievement of goals and objectives to create a protective environment for children against harm, all forms of violence and ensures their survival, development and well being in society. Achievements in child protection programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

To qualify as a championfor every child you will have...

Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional competency Profiles)

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies (Level 2)

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Education:

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field is required.

Experience:

A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.

Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

Remarks:

  • Selected applicant will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a nonsmoking working environment.
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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Country Director South Sudan

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:58:04 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People's Aid
Closing date: 22 Apr 2020

The vision of Norwegian People's Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement's humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people's living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA's international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) is looking for an experienced manager to head our programme in South Sudan. You must have strong leadership capabilities, strategic and analytical skills and with good understanding and experience from in a multi-national environment, preferably in Africa. The Country Director (CD) has an ambassadorial role and the overall responsibility for NPA's programmes and activities in South Sudan. The CD is accountable to NPA Head Office (HO) in Oslo.

NPA began working in South Sudan in1986 and has maintained in country programmes since then. There are currently three programme pillars of: Partnership with Civil Society, Rural Development, and Humanitarian Response. NPA South Sudan has around 180 staff and an annual turnover of around 110 million NOK.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Lead the NPA South Sudan management team, ensuring inclusive and coherent management of the South Sudan programme
  • Ensure that relevant strategies, policies, management systems and routines are in place and that these are adhered to
  • Use your analytical skills to review programme activities, evaluate their performance, and identify areas of improvement
  • Ensure good working relationship with the national authorities, donors, UN, international and local organisations
  • Promote NPA in South Sudan both in the media and through public appearances
  • Perform fundraising activities together with relevant NPA management
  • Holds the overall responsibility for all NPA personnel, NPA's properties and assets and ensures the safety and security of NPA staff
  • Monitor developments in South Sudan, in particular the political and security situation, give advice to HO and if required, implement necessary strategic and structural changes in the country programme
  • Ensure that financial and administrative procedures support programme activities in line with Head Office guidelines
  • Maintain oversight and approval through budget control, including preparation of annual budgets for approval by NPA HO
  • Ensure compliance with NPA's HR policy, code of conduct and national laws
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Head Office.

To be succesfull in this role you must have:

  • Relevant higher education or equivalent job experience
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to achieve results through others
  • Experience as a successful upper level manager (preferably at Country Director level) in an international humanitarian organisation with documented good results
  • High level of organisational skills with strong knowledge of developing systems, procedures and tools
  • Experience from working within a multi-cultural environment, being stress resilient and culturally sensitive
  • Experience with implementing strategies, plans and achieving objectives in large organisations
  • Understanding of supporting partnership through working with local partner organisations
  • Understanding of different organisational capacity strengthening supports
  • Exhibits strong political intuition through an understanding of political processes and ability to process sensitive information with discretion
  • Experience in fundraising and donor relations
  • Experience working in complex emergencies
  • Excellent skills in handling and advising on change management
  • Good writing skills and proficiency in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, discretion and impartiality
  • You are a good team player and have strong analytical skills.

We consider it an advantage if you also have:

  • Capacity building skills
  • Norwegian or other Scandinavian language skills.

In return we offer:

  • A unique possibility to join an organisation with a high standing country programme with a challenging and exiting programme portfolio
  • A possibility to develop a team of highly motivated and committed colleagues
  • Salary: In addition to a competitive base salary, our salary package for this position includes post allowance, hardship allowance and a hazard allowance specific for South Sudan*
  • Accommodation: Provided
  • Leave: We recognise the harsh conditions of working in the South Sudanese context and the need for time off to recuperate. We have a Rest and Recuperation (R &R) rotation system in the programme, and in addition we offer six weeks annual leave**
  • Flights: NPA provides three international flights per year in addition to contract start and end flights
  • Insurance: You will be covered by NPA's comprehensive insurance package which includes travel insurance, group life insurance, accident insurance and worker's compensation insurance
  • Health checks: Will be provided in connection with assumption of duty, and on an annual basis
  • Contract: A one-year contract with possibility for renewal
  • This position is a non-family posting.

* Terms apply according to NPA's internal regulations

**Terms for annual holiday follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act

In general we emphasise the importance of strong health, cross-cultural communication skills, positive attitude, creativity and the ability to work under pressure and difficult conditions, including willingness to travel to the programme field locations. One of NPA's overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organisation, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about NPA, please see NPA's website at www.npaid.org

Please note that applications will be assessed as they are submitted and that interviews may be called before the deadline.

Please also note that due to the current situation, regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the process and/or the starting date might be delayed.

How to apply:

Please apply online as instructed on our website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

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