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South Asia Advocacy Coordinator, POWER Project

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:55:49 +0000

Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 07 May 2019

Working directly with the International Project Manager and international platforms on women’s rights and resilient livelihoods. This role will involve implementing the advocacy work on women’s rights the raising of the visibility of the intersections of unpaid care work, violence against women and agroecology with regional bodies such as the UNESCAP, FAO and SAARC and influencing other regional stakeholders. The POWER Project aims to promote women’s economic empowerment. This is done through increasing the income of 21,000 women in Ghana, Rwanda and Bangladesh and their ability to control their income, agroecology, better access to markets and reducing, recognising and redistributing their Unpaid Care Work. The project is seeking to recruit an Advocacy Coordinator for South Asia to strengthen its advocacy work who will work 3 Days a week 60% role.
Key responsibilities and linkages

  • South Asia Advocacy for POWER project focused on women living in rural areas rights
  • Organise and support Regional Advocacy meetings with key stakeholders
  • Maintain and support engagement of South Asia feminist movements and agroecological movements
  • Participate in regional and international advocacy meetings organized by SAARC, Peoples SAARC, CFS, FAO and UNESCAP and others as and when necessary
  • Support and coordinate research on unpaid care work, agroecology and Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • Organize seminars, webinars, online debates/ discussion forums on intersections and sharing experiences of POWER
  • Disseminate and popularize key experiences of POWER project and impact on women
  • Capacity building for rural women in participation of regional and international meetings
  • Organise side event meetings during the SAARC agriculture and gender, finance, ministerial meetings by 2020
    To be considered for this role you would need to have:
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong advocacy and alliance building skills
  • Experience and skills on women’s rights, agroecology and violence against women issues
  • Experience of working effectively with a range of stakeholders, alliances, coalitions and network
  • Proven facilitation, training and capacity building skills, ideally in supporting partners or colleagues in remote locations
  • Comfortable and at ease working with rural women farmers
  • Ability to work well in a team and cross-organisationally and rural women
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to ensure successful advocacy outcomes
  • Willingness to travel and attend regional and international meetings
  • successful track record of achieving advocacy outcomes with South Asia regional actors

How to apply:

If you are keen to have a major influence on our work and help make a better world, submit your motivation letter and resume to hrworkspace@actionaid.org with the title: South Asia Advocacy Coordinator - POWER Project by 7th May 2019.

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India: Disaster Management Intern

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:50:42 +0000

Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Country: India
Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

Rationale: To support Disaster Management Specialist in Bihar in background research, data collection, analysis and report writing

Required Qualifications/ Selection Criteria:

  • Post Graduate student in University in Disaster Management, Engineering, Environment Studies or other relevant fields
  • Understanding of Disaster Communication and Early Warning Systems (EWS)
  • Good command of English and Hindi in both written and spoken
  • Excellent skills in report writing
  • Excellent computer skills, especially skills in operating the MS Office (word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software)
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills; ability to work with a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong desire to learn; undertake new challenges; must have self-confidence; a willingness to work hard; a good sense of humor and fun but with seriousness about the quality and excellence of work
  • Duration of internship will be at least 4 months

Duties and Responsibilities: With support and guidance from the Disaster Management Specialist, Intern would perform the following tasks:

  • Assist in conducting background research on EWS of the State of Bihar including institutional setup, protocols, equipment, and human resource
  • Development of methodology to conduct the study
  • Conduct field visits through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise in communities and interviews of officials
  • Data analysis and report writing
  • Assist in conducting training programs at the community level
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by the Specialists from time to time

How to apply:

Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net within 30 April 2019.

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Guatemala: Impact Evaluation & Development Coordinator

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:45:03 +0000

Organization: Semilla Nueva
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 31 May 2019

Summary of the Organization

Malnutrition is one of the greatest barriers to the world’s poorest escaping poverty. The 900 million people in Africa and Central America who eat corn daily are some of the most affected, with nearly half of Guatemala’s children suffering from stunted growth. Semilla Nueva launched the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to the development, production, and sale of more nutritious, biofortified corn seed directly to small farming families. Farmers buying our seed increase their yields and incomes, while improving the diets of hundreds of thousands—and someday millions—of the world’s poorest consumers. It’s a scalable, sustainable way to give farming families what they most want, while providing malnourished children with what they most need. Our goal is to prove this model in Guatemala while improving the incomes of tens of thousands of families and the diets of millions of Guatemala’s poorest, before expanding the model through Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. At Semilla Nueva, we’re obsessed with impact at scale.

In 2018, our first year of sales, our seed took 1.3% of the Guatemalan seed market with nearly 2,000 families purchasing. We are hoping to grow that number nearly x4 in 2019, and continue expanding rapidly—covering more of our organization’s costs through sales, while we deeply invest in impact evaluation, new seed development, and collaborations to scale our seeds internationally.

We’re a hybrid social enterprise (non-profit owns a for-profit company) of 23, mostly Guatemalan, staff. We work with some of the world’s leading scientists at organizations such as CIMMYT, Harvest Plus, and universities like Purdue, Iowa State, Tufts, and Harvard. Our donors include some of the most prestigious in the space of impact philanthropy, including Cartier Philanthropy, Mulago and the U.S. government. Our seeds are based on conventional breeding (non-GMO), although we are not opposed to well-tested biotechnology. Our work has led to rapid growth and international recognition, including an Ashoka fellowship, Mulago fellowship, and Forbes 30 under 30 for our founder.

Our team shares a common background. Whether from the private sector or NGO world, we have seen that most international development projects fail because they don’t focus on finding the intersection of what the world’s poorest want and what they most need. We’re looking for new team members who are smart, hungry, and humble—and who are just as obsessed with innovative ways to end world poverty as we are.

Summary of the Position

We are hiring an Impact Evaluation and Development Coordinator to hone our understanding of how we are improving lives and communicate with our leading scientific partners, donors, and the general public. We need an individual who is passionate about the intersection between the evaluation of data and communicating the stories that it tells. The Impact Evaluation and Development Coordinator will create systems to review data from our operations team and monitoring and evaluation department related to improving incomes and diets. Using this data, they will create presentations, reports, graphics, and social media messages. We need someone who is passionate about development rooted in evidence and making stories that are memorable for others.

This full-time position is based in Guatemala City. 85% of time will be in the SN office, with 15% of time spent in rural Guatemala. This candidate should have strong Spanish communication abilities, in order to work directly with our local team and local farmers. We hope you know how to drive a manual transmission (stick shift), and are excited about the idea of spending time with the farmers we serve and the staff who serve them.

Qualifications

Required:

· Basic quantitative analysis skills

· Excellent writing/communications skills

· Ability to think critically about different audiences and create materials to convey complicated subject matter

· Native/fluent English and intermediate Spanish (advanced a plus)

· A minimum of 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in a non-profit setting or academic setting

· Demonstrated leadership and stress-management

· Team player whose adaptive to changes in plans

· Highly organized and able to manage simultaneous deadlines

· An autonomous learner with a willingness to develop new skills

Desired:

· Experience in developing a concept and designing art and copy, including but not limited to interactive presentations, infographics and data visualizations, etc. for newsletters, applications, presentations, etc. using Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.

· Familiarity with Wordpress

· Experience with client management and CRM software, preferably Salesforce

· Experience with grant reports

· Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle or willingness to learn

· Photography/Videography experience

· Experience leading social media and online fundraising campaigns

· Experience with fundraising and relationship management

Expectations

  • Full-time position based in Guatemala City

  • Minimum commitment one year, preferably two

  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and prioritize/coordinate a variety of activities

  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving work environment

  • Comfortable traveling to and spending time in rural parts of Guatemala with difficult living conditions

Specific Tasks

1. Impact Evaluation – Work with Semilla Nueva’s operations and M&E team to analyze and synthesize different data sources on increased farmer incomes and nutrition. This will involve basic numerical evaluation of data in excel.

2. Source Materials from the Field: Connect with the field team and visit our partner communities to obtain powerful photos and stories to share. This may involve directly visiting our field programs to capture photos and video, as well as coordinating with the field team to ensure receiving these materials and updates in a constant matter.

3. Message Creation: work jointly with the director of development and executive director to hone the message of Semilla Nueva and deliver it through a number of avenues such as Facebook, Instagram, videos, reports, and more. This requires the ability to gather synthesize “voices” from several different facets of the organization (e.g., farmers, field staff, donors, partnering institutions) with data and deliver them in impactful ways that engage the interest of existing and new supporters in our network.

4. Materials Creation– Manage deadlines with the SN team and external contractors to develop videos, photos, and visual materials, such as annual/quarterly reports, pitch decks, and newsletters. Will also be responsible for creating and maintaining our large donor management strategy using CRM software.

5. Donor Relations – Work in various activities to maintain existing donors and engage new supporters. This may include creating thank you letters and donor appeals, sending e-blasts and newsletters, etc., and working with the development team to create video and photo content for institutional funders. The Impact Evaluation and Development Coordinator will also be responsible for planning and organizing field visits with partners and donors in the field to showcase our programs and generate interest.

Salary: Competitive local salary, dependent on experience


How to apply:

Before applying, please review our website: www.semillanueva.org, including videos and annual reports.

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to trabajo@semillanueva.org. Please note “Impact Evaluation & Development Coordinator” in the subject line of your email and copy amandaharvey@semillanueva.org and patriciasoto@semillanueva.org. Be sure to specify your available start date.

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United States of America: Jr. GIS Analyst

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:40:46 +0000

Organization: Macfadden
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 May 2019

PAE/Macfadden seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to support USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. government’s response to disasters overseas . The GIS Analyst is a key member of PAE/Macfadden’s Geographic Information Unit (GIU) and reports to the GIU manager. The GIS Analyst works very closely with USAID/OFDA Regional Teams, Information Support Unit, Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/OFDA to produce a wide variety of mapping products for both internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities of the GIS Analyst include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create cartographic products and provide geospatial services for USAID/OFDA to support program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
  • Collaborate with USAID/OFDA staff to develop innovative geospatial products that enhance social media posts, stories, and other creative communications content.
  • Collaborate closely with peers across USAID, the State Department and other U.S Government agencies, and the humanitarian community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline with one year of relevant work experience; or Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with three years of relevant work experience.
  • Must demonstrate professional GIS experience with strong portfolio that reflects the ability to process complex datasets and create detailed, engaging cartographic products.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and U.S. Government agencies is preferred but not required.

Skills:

  • Expertise in Geographic Information Systems, both proprietary and open source cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, geodatabases, and standard office applications.
  • Proven ability to use, manipulate, and refine spatial and other types of data from a wide array of sources, including experience compiling metadata.
  • Experience working with graphic design software, including the Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) for cartographic and data visualization production.
  • Experience working with satellite imagery.
  • Experience communicating geospatial policy.
  • Strong conceptual-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to self-manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.


How to apply:

Jr. GIS Analyst

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Afghanistan: Consultant (Curriculum Reform)

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:40:25 +0000

Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 07 May 2019

Background and context

A relevant, high quality curriculum is essential to ensuring education systems equip learners with the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and values to participate and contribute meaningfully to their communal and economic contexts. Whilst acknowledging the enormous progress made since 2002 in expanding access to education to all groups within society, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) now considers the improvement of quality in its education system to be a key priority in the next 5 years. Underpinned by broader concerns about learner achievement, the Government also seeks to improve the preparedness of youth for employment and better ensure its education systems foster the inclusiveness needed for continued national reintegration, in part by revisions and improvements to the education system.

The third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III), positions improved quality alongside continued expansion of access to education and sector-wide management reform as its guiding priorities through to 2021. A critical component of quality improvement is comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum reform. A request was made to UNESCO by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to prepare the foundations for sector-wide curriculum reform. Through its Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) program and in partnership with UNICEF and SIDA, the MoE has been supported to conduct national curriculum consultations, and draft its curriculum framework. Syllabi reform is in process, with a competence framework currently in its drafting phase, and work completed towards a first draft of the syllabus scope and sequence for each subject area.

The consultant will perform the following duties:

  1. Recommend and justify best practice in curriculum framework and syllabus development

  2. Guide stakeholders (MoE staff, technical working groups convened for scope and sequence development) on making choices leading to a final curriculum framework based on feedback from the curriculum consultations, ongoing dialogue with MoE and curriculum stakeholders, and international best practices, and the general skills/competences scope and sequence and preliminary subject selection and lesson hour distribution in the draft curriculum framework.

  3. Quality assure the final curriculum framework product.

  4. Guide stakeholders (the technical working groups convened for the individual subject’s scope and sequence, international experts engaged for this task) on making curricular choices based on the curriculum framework, best practices, the general skills/competences scope and sequence, and subject characteristics, to ensure a coherent and robust syllabus scope and sequence.

  5. Ensure the deliverables produced in accordance with the duties and responsibilities specified in 2) and 3) are aligned with the proposal for Curriculum Reform submitted by UNESCO to the MoE, and the NESP III.

  6. Undertake modifications/updates to the Curriculum Reform Plan as needed

  7. Provide technical advice/presentations to the Curriculum Working Group (comprised of key stakeholders to the process of curriculum reform) throughout the assignment.

  8. Organize and co-facilitate workshops and consultations with MoE and stakeholders as required.

  9. Consult closely with MoE and key stakeholders at each stage of the assignment. All deliverables will be presented to MoE and relevant stakeholders (e.g. the Curriculum Working Group).

Deliverables

Specific tasks to be carried out (including any objectives and targets)

Expected outputs and achievements (including specific reference to any deliverables and/or reports)

Date due

  1. · Orient and onboard International Subject Specialists in preparation of High Level Technical Meeting and remote support for Ministry of Education officials.

· Oversee technical work of International Subject Specialists to ensure its quality and cohesion.

· Undertake high level technical meetings with Ministry of Education Deputy Ministers and senior officials to guide curriculum reform programme process.

· Plan and prepare High Level Technical Meeting on Curriculum Reform to advance subject syllabi development.

· Orientation programme and handbook.

· Milestone report regarding quality assurance of International Subject Specialists work.

· Meeting report outlining MoE engagement.

· High Level Technical Meeting programme developed and workshop materials (e.g. PowerPoints and handouts) prepared.

30 June 2019

  1. · Facilitate and deliver High Level Technical Meeting on Curriculum Reform to advance subject syllabi development.

· High Level Technical Meeting facilitated and delivered; Meeting report.

31 July 2019

  1. · Oversee development of monitoring and evaluation programme for curriculum reform programme.

· Plan and prepare High Level Technical Meeting on Learning Resource Development to advance subject syllabi development.

· Inception report for monitoring and evaluation of curriculum reform programme.

· High Level Technical Meeting programme developed and workshop materials (e.g. PowerPoints and handouts) prepared.

31 August 2019

  1. · Facilitate and deliver High Level Technical Meeting on Learning Resource Development to advance subject syllabi development.

· High Level Technical Meeting facilitated and delivered; Meeting report.

30 September 2019

  1. · Plan and prepare high level international delegation of senior Ministry of Education officials.

· Programme for high level international delegation developed.

31 October 2019

  1. · Facilitate and lead high level international delegation of senior Ministry of Education officials.

· International mission report.

30 November 2019

  1. · Undertake review of implementation of curriculum reform programme progress to date and identify successes, challenges, gaps and next steps.

· Milestone review report including recommendations for adoption in 2020.

31 December 2019

  1. · Develop capacity development training plan for Ministry of Education curriculum division officials.

· Capacity development training plan for 2020.

31 January 2020

  1. · Undertake high level technical meeting with Ministry of Education Deputy Ministers and senior officials to guide curriculum reform programme process.

· Meeting report outlining Ministry of Education engagement, including recommendations for enhancing engagement with the Ministry of Education for 2020.

28 February 2020

  1. · Oversee development and quality assure the implementation of testing of learning resources for general education.

· Quality assurance report developed with recommendations to inform subsequent phases of implementation.

30 April 2020

  1. · Oversee development and quality assure the implementation of teacher, school principal and academic supervisor training.

· Quality assurance report developed with recommendations to inform subsequent phases of implementation.

31 May 2020

Competencies

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Innovation

Results focus

Planning and organizing

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

Required qualifications

Education

· Advanced university degree in education (eg. MEd, MA), preferably with a focus on curriculum studies and/or education reform

· Advanced cross-cultural communication skills

· High-level drafting and communication capacity in English

· Previous experience working in Afghanistan is a strong asset

Work experience

· At least 15 years of relevant work experience in education, with a significant component of this experience acquired in school-level curriculum-related fields

· Current experience in school-level education reform in Asia and up-to-date student-centered teaching and learning experience are requirements

· At least 10 years’ experience in designing workshops and instructional materials including for Ministry of Education officials, departments of education and universities, teacher training colleges and teachers

· Experience in school-level curriculum/textbook development educational consultancy or school-level development work at the international level is strongly preferred

· Excellent understanding of school-level curriculum systems, policies, planning and capacity development in Afghanistan and/or other similar contexts

· Excellent facilitation and representation skills at technical working groups and consultation meetings

· Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Conditions of work

The consultant will be provided with secure office space by UNESCO while in Kabul including equipment, office stationaries, printing, photocopying, and communication equipment.

Accommodation will be arranged by the UNESCO Office in Kabul and will be in premises cleared by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Afghanistan.


How to apply:

Application procedure

Candidates are requested to send their application to the UNESCO Kabul email k.human-resource@unesco.org before midnight on 7 May 2019 (Afghanistan time).

All applications must be submitted by email, including the position title in the email subject line. Applications should include the following:

a) An up-to-date curriculum vita;

b) A statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment;

c) A brief financial statement indicating the overall cost of the assignment. Any travel and subsistence requirements should be indicated separately.

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Afghanistan: Project Officer (Curriculum Reform)

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:38:58 +0000

Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 22 May 2019

Background and Context

A relevant, high quality curriculum is essential to ensuring education systems equip learners with the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and values to participate and contribute meaningfully to their communal and economic contexts. Whilst acknowledging the enormous progress made since 2002 in expanding access to education to all groups within society, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) now considers the improvement of quality in its education system to be a key priority over the next five years. Underpinned by broader concerns about learner achievement, the Government also seeks to improve the preparedness of youth for employment and to better ensure its education systems foster the inclusiveness needed for continued national reintegration, in part by revisions and improvements to the education system. The third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III), positions improved quality alongside continued expansion of access to education and sector-wide management reform as its guiding priorities through to 2021. A critical component of quality improvement is comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum reform.

Following a request from the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2015, UNESCO has been working in partnership with the MoE to develop a Curriculum Framework for General Education (Curriculum Framework), an Afghan Life Competencies Framework (ALCF) and subject area syllabi through its Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) program and with support from UNICEF. Curriculum reform is one of the components under the project “Better Education Systems for Afghanistan’s Future”, with funding from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) funded including the management of the curriculum project team.

The objective of this project is to provide technical support to the Ministries of Education (MoE) and Higher Education (MoHE) in on-going education reform processes emerging from Afghanistan’s National Strategic Education Plan III (NESP III). This project is organized around the three pillars of the NESP, (i) efficient and transparent management; (ii) quality and relevance; and (iii) equitable access. Through this project, UNESCO will support MoE and MoHE to strengthen capacity and develop, implement and monitor robust education sector plans integrating a gender perspective and underpinned by accurate and reliable education sector data, revise curricula and learning resources for formal general education (grades 1-12), non-formal adult education (levels 1-3), and higher education and research (Bachelor’s and Master’s), and increase access to general literacy and skills-based literacy programmes, with a particular focus on women. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the component within the quality and relevance outcome relating to reform of the formal general education curriculum. Within this component, UNESCO will support the on-going reform process of general education curricula, with strong focus on the implementation and operationalization of key curricular documents and teacher training.

This project integrates a system-wide capacity development approach intended to provide comprehensive and seamless UNESCO support to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), to respond to key challenges facing the education sector in Afghanistan. The following UNESCO entities are associated in this project under the overall leadership and coordination of UNESCO Kabul: The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), the International Bureau for Education (IBE), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, and UNESCO Headquarters. The incumbent will maintain strong liaison with UNESCO-IBE, in particular, given IBE’s role in supporting key activities within the curriculum component.

Overview of the functions of the post

The incumbent will work in the Education Unit of the UNESCO Office for Afghanistan under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, the Director of the UNESCO Office for Afghanistan/UNESCO Representative to Afghanistan, and the Chief of Education at UNESCO Afghanistan, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator for the project. S/he will be responsible for the management and implementation of the curriculum reform component of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) funded project “Better Education Systems for Afghanistan’s Future”, including the management of the curriculum project team.

1. Programme planning: -

  • Follow-up on the project work plans for curriculum by supporting the Senior Project Coordinator to periodically review and refine program activities and adjusting programmatic and financial plans as necessary.

  • Supervise administrative matters concerning the curriculum activities of the project, including contract and budget management.

  • Develop and circulate TORs for coordination platforms (e.g. Curriculum Reform Oversight Group) and temporary experts, where required.

    2. Programme implementation: -

  • Provide overall coordination of the curriculum reform projects by liaising with the main government counterparts to implement program activities in a high-quality and timely manner.

  • Develop and manage contracts necessary for the efficient implementation of the curriculum activities within the project.

  • Ensure regular communication and consultation with national stakeholders and UNESCO staff during the implementation of the program, including at the International Bureau of Education (IBE), UNESCO HQ, and UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education. Prepare and document minutes of key meetings, including the Curriculum Reform Oversight Group.

  • Organize and coordinate seminars, national conferences, consultation meetings and other activities for diverse target groups according to the approved project work plans.

  • Work with the Chief of Education Unit to liaise with international partners such as UNICEF, other UN entities, the World Bank, and NGOs, on matters relating to curriculum reform.

    3. Programme monitoring and reporting: -

  • Support the Senior Project Coordinator monitor the implementation of the curriculum reform work plans and prepare budget revisions as necessary.

  • Monitor contracts set up for program implementation, ensuring deliverables meet UNESCO standards.

    Analyze, edit and compile other documentation and prepare briefing papers, website articles, and other supporting donors and for internal use, particularly with a view to making strategic decisions and adding technical value and input to program activities.

Competencies

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Innovation

Results focus

Planning and organizing

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

Required qualifications

Education

An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, social sciences, development studies or related area. A focus on curriculum studies is an asset.

Work Experience

At least four years of relevant work experience, with two acquired at national and/or international level in the field of education, preferably related to curriculum reform, and/or education policy/planning.

Skills and competencies

· Strong experience in management and implementation of education programs and coordinating teams in planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting.

· Strong sensitivity and adaptability (cultural, gender, religion, race and nationality

· Ability to interact with a wide range of high–level partners

· Excellent strategic and analytical skills.

· Excellent organizational and knowledge management skills

· Excellent communication skills, including writing and oral expression

· Excellent computer and other IT skills.

Languages

Fluency in English


How to apply:

How to apply

To apply, please send your application letter and UNESCO CV (CV Form to be used) in English to k.human- resource@unesco.org before midnight on 22 May, 2019 (Afghanistan time).

Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

Benefits and entitlements

UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, as well as exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. More details can be found on the ICSC Website.

Please note that UNESCO is a no-smoking Organization.

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Thailand: Country Director - Thailand (Thai National)

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:37:45 +0000

Organization: Right To Play
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 15 May 2019

ORGANIZATION: Right To Play International
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: International Programs
WORK LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand
POSITION STATUS: Local position (No Expat Package)
AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN: Thailand

BACKGROUND: Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 15 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than 1.9 million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.
Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Visit us at www.righttoplay.com

JOB SUMMARY: The Country Director reports directly to the Global Director, Country Operations, providing high-level oversight, strategic guidance and technical support to the Country Office. The ultimate goal of the position is to manage and grow the organization’s programming, to increase the quality, efficiency and long-term impact of the program; and to promote and advocate for sustained high-level engagement of government and civil society. The position is based in Bangkok, Thailand, however, some travel within Asia and internationally is
required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Communication and Representation (25% of Time):
· Represents RTP in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contributes towards consolidating and raising the profile of RTP

· Represents the organization in local media, promotes knowledge of RTP programs, mandates and values among all stakeholders, potential partners and general public.

· Serves as the main local contact for all external stakeholders; develops and maintains links with relevant senior country representatives in donors, UN bodies, intergovernmental bodies, and other international NGOs.
· Facilitates donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations as necessary.
· Ensures strong working relationships and collaborations with current and new partner
organizations through regular correspondence, engagement, reporting and meetings.
· Develops and strengthens relationships with local organisations and networks and establishes national strategic relations and alliances with partners and civil society
· Articulates concepts of Sport for Development with confidence and authority
· Promotes RTP organizational identity to all stakeholders and partners, and ensures RTP remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in the country
· Supports preparation and hosting of strategic donor and RTP HQ visits and workshops
· Ensures that Right To Play regularly has its local registration as an INGO renewed and updated to changes in local policies

Job Responsibility #2: Donor Stewardship and Fundraising (20% of Time):

· Assesses potential partners and partnerships; secures and stewards local funding opportunities and builds the relationships on the grounds that are needed to support donor cultivation
· Keeps abreast of the trends within the donor environment in country and internationally
· Leads proposal development for prioritized funding opportunities, facilitates participation by key team members to produce winning submissions
· Leads the development of proposals for expansion of new programs and the continuation of existing ones through coordinated efforts with RTP Program Office team, HQ Global Program Partnerships and National Offices
· Represents RTP to current or potential donors to secure and sustain funding, including
government/institutional donors, corporate sector and foundations

Job Responsibility #3: Program Strategy Development and Implementation (15% of Time):

· Develops the strategic vision and direction of the program(s) in line with the strategic direction of RTP
· Develops and manages the portfolio of program activities of the country in line with RTP strategic country plans and region and global vision
· Ensures accountability of RTP activities at all levels through efficient and transparent use of program resources
· Develops concept papers and proposals as necessary for expansion of new and existing programs, taking into consideration local conditions, donor knowledge and existing talent
· Keeps abreast of the social-economic and political changes in the environment and undertakes timely strategic review of the RTP program strategy ensuring continued relevance within the area of focus
· Maintains close communication with Regional Office in relevant factors and changes in
environment
· Coordinates the production of timely quality programme reports in line with the RTP and donor requirements
· Provides leadership for the dissemination of RTP’s Values, Vision and Mission at the Country Level.

Job Responsibility #4: Program Financial Management, Quality and Reporting (15%):

· Provides oversight to all finance and administrative services in the Program.
· Oversees the country annual budget, and monitors and verifies the program budgets in
adherence to approved budgets and procedures
· Ensures adequate mechanisms are in place for monthly & quarterly budget monitoring and reviews, and minimizes significant expenditure variances
· Ensures monthly & quarterly financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to country staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments and obligations
· Oversees the effective implementation and compliance with the overall Finance & guidance Manual and compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreement.
· Ensures all program staff have an understanding of financial and internal control systems, budget and work in compliance with RTP Finance policies, authorization level policies, procedures.
· Oversees the collation and timely submission of key technical, baseline, project evaluation, donor and other monitoring and evaluation related reports to donors, Regional Office and HQ as required. Oversees annual and project-specific audit processes within the Programs
· Ensures that learning is regularly generated within all projects, documented and shared.
· Ensures all monthly, quarterly finance reports are accurate and submitted in timely manner.
Job Responsibility #5: Human Resources Management, Capacity Building and Compliance (15% of Time): · Oversees overall country HR management processes providing advice on the management of all staff
· Provides advice on the interpretation of policies, regulations and rules and supports the senior team in explaining rights and responsibilities to the staff
· Coordinates regular reviews and updates of the country specific HR policies and procedures and ensures compliance with the overall HR manual and the national labour laws.
· Oversees and monitors efficiency and fairness of recruitment processes following the set RTP guidelines in coordination with the Regional and HQ office
· Ensures all employees receive the appropriate orientation and understand the RTP structure, policies, processes and systems and the work required from them.
· Oversees the mentoring and training of staff to ensure that they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity.
· Ensures adequate implementation of the Performance Management System including
performance work planning, reviews, appraisals and staff development.
· Leads, coaches and develops the senior team, ensures they are equipped with the required expertise at country level such as programmes, policy, advocacy and finance.
· Ensures that the country Senior Management Team is effective, mutually supporting and efficiently involved in decision making.
· Oversees staff compensation in line with approved budget and RTP compensation policy and approves the monthly payroll.
· Manages the exit of employees and ensures that information gathered during exit interviews are used for improvement.
· Responds to legal claims or investigations, seeking legal advice as appropriate.

J**ob Responsibility #6: Security, Safety and Welfare (5% of Time):**

· Carries out risk, vulnerability and threat assessments as well as physical security assessments of all sites making prioritized recommendations for improvement through the Standard Operational Procedures and contingency plans
· Liaises with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing RTP projects
· Ensures that child safeguarding and gender are integrated into all program and organizational risk assessments and budget and quality mitigation strategies are put in place
· Ensures that staff, coaches, leaders and volunteers are aware of the Child Safeguarding and Gender Polices, receive adequate training, sign the Attestation of Commitment to Child
Safeguarding Form and RTP Code of Conduct, and act in compliance with this policy.

Job Responsibility #7: Perform other duties (5% of Time): EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

· Master’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies or other related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

· 10 years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or international organization working on strategic planning, quality improvement, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, human resources and financial management.

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

· Strategic planning skills
· Leadership, influencing and managerial skills
· Ability to gain trust and secure donor funding
· Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders
· Creativity and problem solving skills
· Strong presentation skills
· Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task
· Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

· Proven knowledge of program management tools and procedures
· Proven knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability to read and understand financial data
· Proven experience in proposal development and report writing
· Demonstrated computer skills especially in MS Office packages
· Understanding of country laws and regulations.

LANGUAGES

· Fluency in oral and written English required

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Strong understanding of financial analysis.
· Sport and play industry experience.
· Ideal candidates would be of Thai nationality.

Employment Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: Long-term engagement based on performance and availability of funds
Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a flexible
work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours).


How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
HQHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Position Name” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance and we encourage women to apply for this position.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com

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Ukraine: Monitoring and Capacity Building Specialist

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:35:37 +0000

Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 19 May 2019

CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

CAMRIS seeks a Monitoring and Capacity Building Specialist for the upcoming USAID/Ukraine’s Monitoring and Learning Support (MEL) Activity. This will be a five-year activity to holistically assist USAID Ukraine and Belarus in its overall monitoring, and its collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) needs over the implementation of its five-year 2018-2023 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) with an expected start date in 2019.

The USAID MEL mechanism has two key performance objectives:
* Implementing the mission-wide Performance Management Plan (PMP) which includes monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context; evaluating performance and impact; and learning and adapting from evidence; and
* Supporting the ongoing Mission monitoring and learning needs, particularly key processes and systems that may be updated, improved, consolidated; and robust Mission capacity to sustain best practices.
* Oversee all aspects of third-party monitoring activities, such as planning, budgeting, recruitment of consultants, designing and implementing each assigned activity.
* Incorporate MEL considerations into USAID/Ukraine strategy as it is developed and finalized and into USAID/Ukraine program and activity design;
* Lead/oversee the review of PMP data which includes developing a baseline data collection, performance indicator data in a database, conducting data analysis, project-level MEL plans, and work to ensure the quality and utility of performance monitoring data.
* Assist implementing partners to develop effective indicators
* Conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) in accordance with ADS 201
* Design and conduct training in MEL topics to staff of USAID, implementing partners, and other organizations recommended by USAID/Ukraine.
* Identify appropriate staffing levels and secure appropriate qualified staff.
* Ensure gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive factors are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
* Ensure all Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) for all indicators are complete and robust.
* Manage an internal local team of monitoring specialists, and external short-term consultants.
* Provide relevant technical guidance.
* Lead consultations with relevant USAID/Ukraine staff and implementing partners.
* Track, analyze and summarize mission performance monitoring data using graphs, maps, and charts to facilitate mission decision-making.
* A minimum of a Master’s Degree in development studies, economics, international relations, statistics, demography, political science or related fields. While a Master’s Degree is preferred, a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and five additional years of the relevant professional experience noted above may be substituted.
* At least 3 years of professional experience managing a team conducting data collection, analysis, performance monitoring, or research.
* Demonstrated expertise in indicator development (including context indicators), data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and statistical methods.
* Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
* Demonstrated experience to build capacity and train staff in the collection and use of data.
* Demonstrated ability in using monitoring data to review programming, trends, and activity needs and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to respond to new information.
* Substantive experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management.
* Experience finding and collecting appropriate development data from third party sources.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Ukrainian and/or Russian.
* Experience in the creation and use of spreadsheets and databases is desirable. In addition, local, Ukrainian candidates are desirable.


How to apply:

Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/...

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Consultancy: Knowledge Management, Polio Unit, Health Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #521612

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:33:01 +0000

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

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.

Background & Rationale

To eradicate polio remains one of UNICEF’s highest organizational priorities, declared a Level 3 emergency by the Executive Director in 2014. UNICEF with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have produced a considerable amount of knowledge and tools over the years that need to be made available and actively shared with internal and external audiences.

Purpose

The UNICEF HQ Polio Team is seeking an experienced Knowledge Management Specialist to support the design of the knowledge management strategy and implementation of internal and external knowledge sharing platforms for the UNICEF HQ Polio Team, including Geneva Outbreak team.

The Knowledge Management Specialist will also support the activity of developing effective mechanisms for knowledge sharing on the HQ Polio Team Sharepoint (team site) and support possible transition process of Rhizome, a UNICEF managed external platform. The consultant will build on work already done on the HQ Polio Team site and support the further development of core content and structure to ensure that the communication and knowledge base of the HQ Polio Team materials is shared regularly and on a sustained basis with key internal and external stakeholders.

In addition, the Knowledge Management Specialist will support the production, roll out and effective delivery of high quality knowledge sharing and web-based products for the HQ Polio Team.

Expected results: (measurable results)

Under the supervision of the C4D Specialist, the consultant will:

Knowledge management strategy and implementation

  • Finalize knowledge management strategy for the HQ Polio Team with a special focus on Polio C4D, including assessment of existing platforms (Rhizome and Sharepoint).
  • Collaborate with various Polio workstream focal points to facilitate transitioning of working files to Sharepoint electronic content management system.
  • Build the HQ Polio Team’s capacity to produce, access, and distribute knowledge strategically in various formats for global, regional and country use, adhering to quality standards.
  • Propose a systematic set of processes, platforms and mechanisms for collecting information, extracting and organizing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Support in setting up the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to strategically disseminate information about the programme to internal and external stakeholders, including organizing knowledge sharing events, maintaining communications on knowledge sharing across the organization, participation in orientation and training sessions.
  • Team site

  • Develop the content for the team site as required hence ability to write well, synthesize information based on target audience and succinctly deliver it.
  • Undertake last phase of the HQ Polio Team site development:
  • Update the site with recent content on polio eradication for internal stakeholders and networks.
  • Migrate current and existing documents from the shared drive to the Team site.
  • Liaise with UNICEF ICTD/ECM team as necessary
  • Work with relevant UNICEF colleagues to customize the site to allow permission to outside audiences.
  • Consolidate disparate polio info into the team site and quality ensure before sharing.
  • Undertake training of the polio team and new network members across UNICEF on use of the team site to foster it as a knowledge and CoP tool.
  • Develop and disseminate for review a protocol or “standard operating procedure” for file sharing, storing, naming (to establish version control and maximum “findability.”)
  • Knowledge sharing series

  • Develop knowledge sharing series, i.e. webinars, broadcasts, etc. strategically targeted for relevant internal and external audiences
  • Define, map and execute project processes and skills needed to develop content of knowledge sharing series into a set of final products.
  • Working with subject matter expert/s, and UNICEF HQ polio team, s/he is responsible for:
  • Finalizing a vision and product requirements for deliverables, ensuring their alignment with the users’ needs and senior management’s expectations for the knowledge sharing series (webinars, short article series, broadcasts, etc.).
  • Supporting the C4D Specialist to develop and execute an operational plan for producing the deliverables within a short time frame, including the development of detailed work plans for each deliverable, identifying a) activities and timelines; b) resource requirements; and c) sequencing, synchronization and efficiencies in the production of deliverables.
  • Duty Station :The consultancy is full-time and based in New York, UNICEF HQ

    Timeframe

    Start date: 15 May 2019 End date: 15 July 2019

    Deliverables

    Duration

    (Estimated # of Days)

    Deadline

    Finalized Knowledge Management strategy for the UNICEF HQ Polio Team including assessment of existing platforms (Rhizome and Sharepoint)

    13

    May 31

    Complete development of effective mechanisms for knowledge sharing on the HQ Polio Team Sharepoint (Teamsite). Including:

  • Systematic set of processes, platforms, communities and mechanisms for collecting information, organizing lessons learned, and providing feedback towards strengthening programmes.
  • Update (structure and upload existing documentation) team site developed for the HQ Polio Team as an internal and external knowledge management and sharing platforms.
  • 15

    June 21

    Develop the plan for knowledge sharing series and at least four products, i.e. webinars, short article, brief, publication series, broadcasts, etc.

    12

    July 9

    total

    40

    Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline

  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in lieu of the advance university degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience and competency in the area of knowledge management and sharing strategy design and platform implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience of designing and implementing developing team sites/ websites, for development specific subjects an asset
  • Excellent process design and planning skills.
  • Strong technical expertise to guide the improvement of existing and/or offer new solutions for the deployment of knowledge management, organizational learning and web-based products.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of knowledge management and sharing products development.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF structure, processes considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    Remarks

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

    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

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

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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

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


    How to apply:

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

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    Afghanistan: Organizational Development Expert for Supporting the Afghanistan National Health

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:31:52 +0000

    Organization: Palladium International
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 03 May 2019

    Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

    For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

    Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orien tation, veteran or marital status. Afghanistan has made significant progress in improving its health indicators since 2003. The key to the success has been the introduction of the basic package of health services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS). Despite the achievements, quality of secondary and tertiary care at hospital level remains weak. The MoPH conducted an assessment of environment for introduction of healthcare accreditation system in Afghanistan in 2013 which showed that the country was ready to initiate steps for establishment of healthcare accreditation in Afghanistan.

    Accreditation is the achievement of optimal and achievable quality standards and is usually a voluntary process. According to the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), accreditation is “A self-assessment and external peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established s tandards and to implement ways to continuously improve the health or social care system.”

    The Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) developed a strategy on establishment of a national healthcare accreditation system in Afghanistan in 2014, followed by development and submission of a healthcare accreditation proposal to H.E. the President’s office in 2017. The proposal was subsequently approved for implementation. The MoPH is now working with the Ministry of Finance to prepare for implementation of a three-year workplan, by first hiring the core staff for the healthcare accreditation organization.

    The national healthcare accreditation system, which will cover public (both civilian and military) and private health facilities, will be established in three phases:

    • Phase One: Collation of what has been done and building the foundation of the system;
    • Phase Two: Establishing the Healthcare Accreditation Agency;
    • Phase Three: Scaling-up from Kabul to the rest of the country and strengthening the system for sustainability.

    The MoPH is looking for a qualified international expert on organizational development to support the newly established Afghanistan healthcare accreditation organization to establish administrative foundation for the organization and help with capacity development of the organization.

    The consultant will support the ANHAO to develop administrative documents as well as assess the capacity of ANHAO and develop a capacity development plan for the staff and the organization. The organizational development activities will meet the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)

    Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following:

    • Support the development/finalization of strategic and administrative documents such an operational plan, an HR development plan, and a business/ marketing plan and risk management plan;
    • Support development of a communication plan;
    • Support the development of incentive scheme for healthcare facilities working to achieve accreditation;
    • Conduct individual and organizational capacity assessments of the ANHAO and develop an individual and organizational capacity development plan;
    • Provide training and capacity development for the ANHAO based on the identified needs;
    • Establish communication with ISQua and support ANHAO in submission of application for obtaining accreditation of ISQua for the organization.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration or other related fields;
    • At least 5-7 years of experience in organizational development in international context, particularly in developing countries;
    • Experience of working with a similar accreditation organization an asset;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Fluency in English language.

    Level of Efforts (LoE):
    The Consultant will work for 45 working days over 6 months period. The proposed starting date is April/May 2019.


    How to apply:

    Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=VWJhaWQuTWlydmF5ZHVsbG9ldi42ODY5MS4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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    Indonesia: Finance and Admin Officer

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:31:26 +0000

    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 06 May 2019

    Job Purpose

    The Finance and Administration Officer, under overall supervision of QRCS HoM in Indonesia, is responsible for overall delivery of financial and administrative support to the operations team ensuring the proper use of QRCS resources according to established procedures. S/he will support the work of operations to ensure the projects operates effectively and efficiently

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Administration

    • Effectively manage the administration of the operations set up remotely from Jakarta with frequent travels to the fields.

    • Anticipating needs, taking initiatives, identifying new systems and ways to improve the overall effectiveness and ensure the smooth functioning of the administration.

    • Implement the Administration procedure appropriately in the field.

    • Validate and reconcile supplier’s invoices for any procurement payment under the guidance of Indonesia office.

    • Organize and prepare meetings for the operation at Jakarta and provinces level, defining/designing the best support package and planning the necessary components including detailed timings, venue and other considerations.

    • Manage accommodation for QRCS visitors in Indonesia, assist to find a suitable accommodation, arranging housing equipment, maintaining inventory and leasing with the agents on behalf of the delegate.

    • Act as focal point to organise office archiving requirements

    • Maintenance QRCS assets

    • Maintenance PMI’s documents

    • Precheck on due diligence to all supplier, and register the supplier to Indonesia.

    • Provide and follow up monthly reconciliation for personnel working advance.

    • Update Contact List

    • Finance

    • Validate financial documents (Payment request, Requisition, and Travel Request, etc) by ensuring correct procedures have been followed.

    • Ensure all contracts are validated from financial point of view before getting signed. This is in accordance with the latest QRCS procedure on Contracts and Agreements.

    • Performing timely monthly closing review and checks

    • Ensure QRCS Internal Control Systems are in place and complied with.

    • Regularly visit the field office in provinces to ensure QRCS’s system and procedures are followed and properly implemented

    • Look for any irregularities that may lead to potential loss to QRCS’s asset.

    • Alert management for any potential weakness in the implementation of activity/procedure that may lead to potential loss to QRCS if proper action is not taken.

    • To accurately record all transactions on daily basis.

    • Ensure finance stamp in all related documents and all transactions are booked properly into CODA daily.

    • Ensure that all validated document transfer to system on daily basis

    • Validate NS advance report and ensure fund is used as per authorized purpose and proper procedure have been followed

    • Ensure the dissemination of QRCS’s Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy to PMI & QRCS staff/ suppliers/service providers that engage with QRCS.

    • Any other duty assigned by the Line Manager.

    Requirements:

    • Professional /academic qualification in finance, accounting and administration services (min. graduation degree in commerce)
    • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent
    • Minimum 3 Years work experience in a finance or accounting and administrative roles
    • Experience in Administration
    • Experience of working with QRCS accounting and administrative systems (Prefer)
    • Experience of local commercial & contractual systems (Prefer)
    • Experience of project cycle using participatory methodologies (Prefer)
    • Experience in writing narrative and financial reports (Prefer)
    • Advanced skills in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing and accounting packages)
    • Experience of and ability to use manual accounting systems
    • Knowledge and experience of CODA (Prefer)
    • Fluently spoken and written English

    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae to: Indonesia.hrd@ifrc.org
    Please indicate on the subject heading: FINANCE ADMIN OFFICER

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    Thailand: Advocacy Research Fellow

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:30:59 +0000

    Organization: Karen Human Rights Group
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 10 May 2019

    The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) is a grassroots, locally led human rights organization established in Karen State in 1992 and now operating across two states and two divisions in southeast Burma/Myanmar. KHRG works with villagers in rural Burma/Myanmar to strengthen their ability to claim their human rights documents their human rights situation and conducts local and international advocacy. With twenty-seven years of experience, KHRG has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2013, KHRG was the recipient of the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award. More information about us and our work is available online at www.khrg.org.

    The Karen Human Rights Group is looking for an Advocacy Research Fellow (ARF) for a six-month period, ideally beginning in July 2019. This position is based in Thailand. The post holder will support the local ethnic members of Advocacy Team (AT) by assisting in local and international advocacy. The objective of the position is to strengthen KHRG’s organisational ability to effectively achieve advocacy objectives. The primary focus of the position is on supporting and developing the skills of local colleagues in the team.

    A willingness to be guided by locally defined perspectives and priorities at all times is essential. KHRG operates on a consensus basis and places a strong emphasis on teamwork. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work with little supervision, and should have experience working on advocacy and human rights issues, ideally related to Burma/Myanmar or the region. A strong commitment to helping villagers claim their human rights is essential.

    Advocacy Research Fellow responsibilities

    1. Developing the technical skills (e.g. English language proficiency, research and report-writing, analysis) of Advocacy Team members necessary to independently manage their advocacy activities. The ARF is responsible for conducting at least two workshops based on needs identified by local staff.

    2. Supporting local staff in KHRG’s advocacy activities, partnerships and external communications.

    3. Supporting, producing, and editing of social media and e-newsletter advocacy materials.

    4. Conducting research into national and international legal issues, access to justice and the rule of law, and national public institutions related to human rights in Burma/Myanmar.

    5. Drafting and editing policy and advocacy briefs and supporting local staff in advocating to civil society partners, donors and authorities in Burma/Myanmar, as required.

    6. Assisting the local staff for external meeting preparation such as talking points including meetings with journalists, international organisations, NGOs and academic researchers

    7. Giving feedback and cooperating with local staff to produce English language submissions to various international bodies, such as the UN treaty bodies, Universal Periodic Review and Special Procedures' mandate holders.

    8. Assisting the organisational processes for developing and implementing advocacy plans following a logical Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework.

    9. Assisting Advocacy Team with other duties as needed.

    Essential knowledge, skills and abilities

    1. Native English language speaker or equivalent proficiency.
    2. Excellent writing and editing skills.
    3. Knowledge of international human rights standards, mechanisms and practices.
    4. A positive attitude, patience, a willingness to be flexible, to take the initiative and to use problem-solving skills.
    5. Teaching or capacity building skills.
    6. Self-motivation, self-discipline, attention to detail and time-management skills, as well as the ability to function under pressure.
    7. Strong cross-cultural communication skills and a sense of humour.

    Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities

    1. Knowledge of the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar.
    2. Experience writing human rights reports or advocacy materials.
    3. Some knowledge of Karen, Burmese and/or Thai language.
    4. Knowledge of Adobe's Creative Suite, including Photoshop or InDesign.
    5. Experience processing and analysing information using a database.

    KHRG will help candidates lacking prior knowledge of the situation in Burma/Myanmar by providing a list of reading materials on relevant history, culture, politics and human rights.

    Salary and support

    The ARF will receive a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. KHRG will cover visa costs during the period of work, local transportation, as well as the cost of accommodation for the first seven days after arrival.

    The ARF will benefit from an initial orientation, as well as a pre-arrival guide with information to assist the ARF in obtaining a visa, travelling in Thailand, and finding accommodation.

    Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to the struggle for human rights in Burma/Myanmar.


    How to apply:

    Please submit a CV (3 pages maximum), a cover letter (1 page), 2 references, and a relevant writing sample to applications@khrg.org. No calls or email inquiries, please.

    If you experience technical difficulties with your application submission, please email khrg@khrg.org

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted to answer preliminary questions, and considered for interview.

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    India: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Intern - Hyderabad, India

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:30:02 +0000

    Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
    Country: India
    Closing date: 30 May 2019

    The International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) invites applications for a six-month internship for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC). The MEL Intern is appointed by the MEL Specialist based in Egypt in accordance of the Human Resources Policies of ICARDA.

    The internship is based in the office of CRP-GLDC at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad, India.

    The selected national or international intern is contracted as Research Fellow with the aim to promote a better understanding of CGIAR and, providing assistance to CRP-GLDC of young researchers specializing in fields relevant to its activities, and offers an exceptional first employment experience to young graduates.

    CRP-GLDC/ICRISAT will provide accommodation (dormitory), visa and country status support, office space and internet and desktop PC. ICARDA will provide the stipend, medical insurance, and flight.

    He/she reports to the MEL Specialist and to a co-supervisor from CRP-GLDC based in ICRISAT Campus in Hyderabad. As part of MEL team of CRP-GLDC, he/she will liaise with the concerned activity scientists of 5 Flagship Programs based in 13 countries from 9 participating institutions of CRP-GLDC.

    Role and key tasks

    1. Review the Flagship Programs TOC under the supervision of MEL Specialist.
    2. Review project, CRP and CGIAR indicators in order to ensure harmonization across levels.
    3. Ensure that baseline data or indicators is collected following best practices and stored on suitable data repositories to sustain evaluations and impact assessment efforts.
    4. Review mapped bilateral projects and provide MEL-related support to scientists when developing new initiatives mapped to CRP-GLDC.
    5. Learn about relevant methods, tools and skills used in a web-based information system environment and apply these to unit efforts to enhance the web-based MEL platform under close supervision and guidance from experts from the unit.
    6. Support the user-based testing and piloting of the above-mentioned web-based MEL platform enhanced with new features to be used.
    7. Provide support in identifying outcome stories, research innovations and policies for reporting and publishing on CRP-GLDC website and social media.
    8. Document and catalogue existing MEL data available on the CRP-GLDC research activities according to specific unit guidance and templates.
    9. Enter the catalogued data into the web-based MEL platform being developed and tested by the unit.
    10. Link the data to program outputs (reports, publications, briefs, datasets, photos, tools, etc.) available in the existing repositories of the Partners.
    11. Support the Plan of Work Budget and Annual Report processes.
    12. Provide customer support offline and online for the end users of MEL based at ICRISAT Hyderabad and other locations of participating institutions of CRP-GLDC and its partners.

    Eligibility

    Research Fellows must possess relevant academic background and show interest in the specific area in which they may operate at GLDC location, as the expectation is that the Research Fellow will contribute to the research programme concerned. They will normally be young researchers who have completed their masters and have up to 3 years of professional experience.

    ICARDA is committed to increasing women representation in its workforce and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

    Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 30 May 2019. Applications will still be considered until the position is filled.

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    Jordan: Grants Finance Manager

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:21:19 +0000

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 06 May 2019

    World Vision International - Jordan:

    Join and be part of a global relief, development and advocacy NGO, dedicated to work with children, families & communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision International was established in 1950 & operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide.
    World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

    Position: Grants Finance Manager

    If you are Jordanian and meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter via below website, only applications submitted via our website are accepted

    https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/jordan/finance/grants-finance-manager/12408

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    Position is required to provide strategic financial input to decisions on all funding streams, to implement financial policies in such areas as, but not limited to: budget, cash management and forecasting, funding by donors (especially Governments), recording and documentation, project auditing, monthly financial reporting and local resource acquisition; being cognizant of World Vision International financial policies. The Grants Finance Manager plays an advisory role to the Hub Finance Director and the rest of the management team on matters related to risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the overall grant management and compliance issues.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    A. Grants / Projects Financial Management and Reporting

    1. Ensure that all grants/projects reports are discussed with the project team and passed to donors and support offices within the required time schedules. Respond to respective queries in relation to these reports from donors, support offices and internal WVS management.

    2. Co-ordinate and review grants/project budget development (proposal, grant and match).

    3. Review and analyze grant expenses and variances to advise the stakeholders on expenditure trends and potential issues.

    4. Explore ways to reduce overhead costs on grants to ensure WV’s competitiveness without comprising ministry quality

    5. Correspond with WV SOs, donors and NO management regarding project income, expenditure and reporting. Ensure that project income is sufficiently committed on PBAS at all times including the approval of carry forwards.

    6. Be a key player in the issues of grants / projects accounting and management to ensure accurate coding of expenses and full compliance with WVI internal and donor requirements.

    7. Occasionally visit project field sites to ensure financial controls and procedures are in place.

    8. Ensure that various donor regulations are complied with in all grant transactions and processes; keep the Finance Director informed on all major compliance issues/challenges while taking the necessary corrective steps.

    9. Play an active role in training and mentoring grant finance staff on matters related to grant management.

    10. Develop and maintain good professional networks with the NOs Grant Managers, SO IPGs, Global Grants Unit and Regional GAM

    B. Capacity building

    1. Participate in and/or co facilitates grants start up workshop in collaboration with the NOs and respective SOs

    2. Create an environment of experience sharing and promote best practices within the region

    3. Participate in the regional and global grants community forums (internal and external to WV)

    C. Risk management

    1. Coordinate with NOs to assure follow up actions and implementation of audit recommendations and addressing common audit findings.

    2. Participate in grants audit preparation to provide required information and address disallowed costs

    3. Ensure the review of the risk assessment as part of grants approval protocol in light of mitigating risk

    4. Provide in collaboration with the SOs core team, expert advice on interpretation of award terms and ensure that grants implementations are within the requirements

    5. Assist Hub Finance Director in the development of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and Government and other donor regulations

    6. Work in collaboration with the NOs in the hub to ensure proper implementation of the LDRs database system and Costs Allocation Policy.

    7. Assist Hub NOs in the preparation to grants closeouts plan to ensure compliance with award requirements

    Perform other duties as required

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    · Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field

    · MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred

    · ACCA, CIMA or CPA preferred

    · Minimum 3 years experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency

    · Minimum 2 years experience in finance management position

    · Experience in major donor regulations (US, UK, Canada Governments, GOG, EC/ECHO, UN agencies) is a MUST.

    · Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a MUST.

    · Ability to be based in Amman for 50-75% of time is a MUST.

    · Practical knowledge of financial systems, internal financial controls & procedures and staff management skills is a MUST.

    · Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

    · Solid knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements.

    · Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

    · Ability to lead and manage a team.

    · Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

    · Proficiency in written and spoken English

    · Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

    · Ability to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

    · Ability to travel within regionally and internationally


    How to apply:

    https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/jordan/finance/grants-finance-manager/12408

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    Egypt: Baseline Study Consultant for A Mobile Clinic Project

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:20:29 +0000

    Organization: Egyptian Red Crescent
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

    1. PURPOSE OF THE BASELINE ASSESSMENT

    Egyptian Red Crescent is seeking to hire a consultant to work on the baseline study to be carried out for the “Providing primary health care services to migrants and Egyptians in Greater Cairo” project to be implemented in Greater Cairo, Egypt. The study will focus particularly on the migrant’s areas of El Hay El Asher, Ard El-Lewa, Arab Maadi and Ain Shams where the project is to be implemented. The baseline study is intended to provide program staff with detailed baseline data on key project indicators to enable changes in migrants to be measured over the course of the project. The data collected will include information gathered on the outcome indicators and on knowledge, attitudes, and practices in regards 4 main benchmarks; health, Health awareness, psycho-social support and engagement of stakeholders working with migrants.

    2. Objectives of the baseline study

    • Provide benchmark against pre-set indicators (table below) of actions.

    • Verify the project result framework’s adequacy with realities observed on the ground and provide inputs that will assist in updating the actions taken by target community members indicated in the result framework to measure changes in attitude and behavior among potential migrants.

    • The results of this baseline survey will be used to monitor the project progress against the determined indicators throughout the course of implementation

    3. Responsibilities of the consultant:

    The consultancy/consultant team will be primarily responsible for:

    • develop/design baseline survey including questionnaire and checklist and tools for group interaction including IDI at ERC and target beneficiaries.;
    • share survey design including process, methods and questionnaires/checklist with the project team, collect feedback and finalize the survey design;
    • pre-test questionnaires and other tools in one of the project implementation sites;
    • debrief/discuss with the project team about effectiveness of questionnaire, checklists and other tools used in the pre-test, collect feedback and finalize them;
    • orient, train and supervise the enumerators;
    • carry out fieldwork together with enumerators;
    • ensure the quality of information collected from fields, cross check with the validity of information collected and verify/revise where needed;
    • update progress of the survey on a weekly basis to Project Manager, focal points & ERC CEO;
    • analyze data and prepare the quality report;
    • give a presentation of the draft report to ERC; and
    • submit the final report of each district as well as a compiled version report to the project after incorporating the feedback and suggestions from ERC.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Applications should be submitted by 30th of April, 2019. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

    Each application package should include the following:

    • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
    • A brief technical and financial proposal for the baseline study with a detailed methodology and work plan (not more than 10 pages).
    • Updated CVs for the consultant including relevant work experience and qualifications.
    • Contact details of Two references.
    • All the mentioned documents should be delivered by hand in a sealed document to the Egyptian Red Crescent HQ to The Procurement Department.

    Abd El Razak El Sanhouri St., Nasr City, Cairo, 11371, Egypt

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed


    How to apply:

    Qualified applicants, please send your updated resume: cv@egyptianrc.org, and mention job title in the subject otherwise it will be discarded.

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    Spain: Técnic@ de Seguimiento y Justificación Económica de Programas

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:19:48 +0000

    Organization: Save the Children - España
    Country: Spain
    Closing date: 05 May 2019

    En Save the Children España buscamos un Técnico o Técnica que nos ayude a asegurar que la gestión económico-financiera a lo largo de todo el ciclo de las intervenciones a su cargo, se realiza según los requisitos, procedimientos y herramientas propias de los donantes y Save the Children.

    FUNCIONES

    1. Asegurar el control de gestión de las intervenciones de Save the Children en terreno.

    2. Asegurar y dar seguimiento a los ingresos y gastos imputados a los proyectos, asegurando la conciliación de los datos financieros y contables de las intervenciones.

    3. Asegurar que los requisitos son comprendidos y aplicados por el equipo del proyecto, y dando soporte al personal en terreno, realizando viajes de seguimiento económico-financiero y apoyo cuando sea necesario.

    4. Coordinar los procesos de auditoria y asegurar la devolución y difusión de resultados y recomendaciones.

    5. Elaborar los informes económicos de los proyectos, asegurando el cumplimiento de la normativa y procedimientos.

    6. Elaborar y dar seguimiento a los presupuestos de los proyectos, según la normativa, procedimientos y uso de herramientas de gestión.

    7. Responder en tiempo y forma los requerimientos de donantes relativos a justificación. Cualquier otra función, propia de su categoría profesional, que le sea encomendada por su responsable inmediato.

    FORMACIÓN:

    • Titulación superior universitaria en ciencias: Económicas y/o Administración de Empresas y carreras afines.
    • Valorable Especialización o Postgrado en Cooperación Internacional y/o Gestión Financiera.
    • Uso de herramienta Excel a nivel avanzado.
    • IMPRESCINDIBLE dominio de los siguientes idiomas: Castellano, Inglés y Francés.

    EXPERIENCIA:

    • Experiencia de al menos 2 años en justificación de proyectos y subvenciones en Cooperación y Acción Humanitaria.
    • Conocimientos en control económico y contable. Valorable experiencia en ERPs: Agresso.
    • Conocimientos de normativas de Cooperación Internacional: especialmente AECID, ECHO, UE y Descentralizada.

    COMPETENCIAS:

    • Flexibilidad y Adaptación al cambio.
    • Gestión y trabajo en equipo.
    • Óptimas dotes de planificación y organización.
    • Alta orientación a plazos y resultados.

    OTRAS:

    • Compromiso y cumplimiento de Valores, Visión y Misión; Código de Conducta y Protocolos de Seguridad.
    • IMPRESCINDIBLE Certificado Negativo del Registro de Delincuentes Sexuales.
    • IMPRESCINDIBLE permiso de trabajo en España.

    How to apply:

    Para más información**, podéis consultar y apuntaros** a la oferta en nuestra web a través del siguiente link:https://www.savethechildren.es/ofertas-empleo/empleo/tecnico/de-seguimient...

    La fecha límite para la recepción de las candidaturas es el 5 de Mayo.

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    Indonesia: Disaster Risk Management Senior Officer (National Staff)

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:17:16 +0000

    Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 06 May 2019

    Job Purpose:

    The Disaster Risk Management Coordinator will assist/support NSs (Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) to:

    • Implement integrated approaches on DRR, (including Climate Change, Urban DRR, and forecast based financing) building the resilience of vulnerable communities.
    • Strengthen DRM Capacities in the National Societies, ensuring that appropriate disaster preparedness and response mechanisms are in place, including introducing and training on Cash Based Interventions.
    • Support the effectiveness of the IFRC DRM system in the region, through organizing peer-to-peer capacity building.
    • Promote partnership, networking and knowledge management on DRM.

    Job Description:

    Disaster Risk monitoring and response:

    • Monitor hazards in the two countries, maintain contact with counterparts at NS level and keep the DRM Delegate duly informed
    • Support the two NSs response activities in case of small, medium and large-scale disasters according to IFRC standards and procedures, including assessment, planning, access to DFAT emergency fund and DREF, implementation and coordination of emergency operation
    • Ensure exchange of information at the technical level with UNOCHA and relevant national authorities in case of disasters
    • Be ready to be deployed to the field in case so requested.

    Policy, planning and standards:

    • Promote the Federation’s policies, frameworks, standards, tools, methodologies, systems and procedures, and DRR/DM mechanisms available in the Asia-Pacific region.
    • Support and guide the implementation of IFRC’s commitments and guidelines for DRR and resilience planning and programmatic processes, including but not limited to the Framework for Community Resilience and the One Billion Coalition for Resilience.
    • Ensure the two NSs access and mainstream IFRC policies, frameworks, standards, tools, methodologies, systems and
    • Ensure the two NSs cash assistance program are aligned with the Federation global commitments towards Cash and forecast based actions.
    • Encourage national societies to undertake annual/and longer-term planning processes with regards to integrated p programming.
    • Encourage linkages with between response, recovery and development programming are integrated into response and early recovery activities, tools and standard operating procedures.

    Technical Support

    • Promote cross sectorial and integrated programming approach, linking DRR with Health and Care, DRM, Shelter, Migration, Food Security & Livelihoods and National Society Development.
    • Coordinate with Disaster Law technical team in order to support the legal preparedness initiatives including the localization agenda in PMI and CVTL.
    • Advise, support and promote the mainstreaming of DRR, climate change, forecast based action, urban DRM, and crosscutting issues such as Gender and Diversity, Community Engagement and Accountability, into the NS programmes/projects etc.
    • Provide technical support to IFRC DRM and Resilience projects and other initiatives supported multilaterally or under consortia concept by RCRC partners and /or external partners.
    • Ensure the National Disaster Preparedness and Response Mechanisms (NDPRM) are well understood and adapted by the NSs as part of the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) approach.

    • Ensure the compliance of Principles and Rules of RCRC for Humanitarian Assistance among the NSs and IFRC staff in Jakarta CCST.

    • Support and contribute to the operationalization of the priorities identified to ensure an adequate “Disaster and Crises Management Effectiveness” in Asia Pacific

    • Support the dissemination and implementation of the “One DCPRR team approach” in Asia Pacific Region.

    Coordination, Cooperation, Networking and Partnership

    In close cooperation and coordination with Regional DCPRR Unit and Partnership and Resource Development Department:

    • Strengthen the communication, cooperation and coordination with other COs and CCSTs with regards to DRM and the resilience agenda, promoting and supporting the regional network.
    • Support effective coordination, collaboration and networking within and beyond the IFRC on issues related to DRR and resilience.
    • Contribute to the operationalization of 1 Billion Coalition, building stronger partnerships and supporting better positioning of IFRC with external stakeholders, UN Agencies, Governments, Cooperation Agencies, International NGOs, Private and Academic Sector in the geographical area of Jakarta CCST.
    • Represent the IFRC/CCST in technical DRM meetings, conferences, seminars, trainings and forums.
    • Support and promote the participation of PMI and CVTL in the DRM related networks such as AP DRM Reference Group, NSs DRM Committee, and other technical and thematic forums and networks
    • Engage with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Indonesia supporting shelter capacity development within the Displacement and Protection cluster.
    • Support effective coordination, collaboration and networking within and beyond the Movement related to cash preparedness and CiE as appropriate.

    Resource Mobilization and Reporting Management

    • Contribute to the CCST operational plan, programme updates and reports (including donor-specific reports) in agreed formats as well as the development of proposals and concept notes to support Jakarta CCST in its fundraising efforts.

    Management and reporting

    • Lead in the timely development of DREF and EA when so required
    • Support the development of the Forecast-based Action and lead cash programming activities of the CCST
    • Manage programme support and projects in DRM, and the respective budgets
    • Produce regular management reports at agreed intervals.

    Job Requirements:

    • Relevant university degree or equivalent knowledge
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the international sector, focused on humanitarian needs (disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response etc.)
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, including time in the field and/or with a National Society
    • Experience of working in both emergencies and developmental contexts
    • Experience with participatory assessment, programmed planning, management techniques and coordination
    • Experience of planning and managing finances and budgets
    • Writing progress and final reports, represent and reporting to donors; and fund raising
    • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing, email, etc.)
    • Fluently spoken and written English

    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae to: Indonesia.hrd@ifrc.org
    Please indicate on the subject heading: DRM Senior Officer

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    United States of America: Program Officer, MENA & South Asia

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:11:03 +0000

    Organization: Center for Civilians in Conflict
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 20 May 2019

    About the Position

    Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to improve protection for civilians caught in conflict zones. Our mission is to work with armed actors and civilians in conflict to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate, and respond civilian harm. We are advocates who believe that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm. Learn more at civiliansinconflict.org.

    The program officer will provide advanced support to a portfolio of projects, with duties including research and advocacy assistance, project management, day-to-day operational support and financial management of the project. This position requires professionalism, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think logically and follow a process through to completion with minimal supervision.

    Job Purpose: Provide project operational and technical management

    Location: New York

    Travel: Up to 15% required (domestic and international)

    Reporting to: Director, MENA & South Asia

    KEY FUNCTIONS:

    · Provides operational and technical support to multiple projects, including document and information management, monitoring and responding to internal and external deadlines, synthesis of financial and other data, and communicating with staff and donors.

    · Works across program and country teams to encourage collaboration, efficiency and consistency of processes.

    · Meeting support for internal and external meetings, including preparation of meeting materials, note taking and distribution, and follow up with relevant parties.

    · Provide research support and analyze data to identify relevant trends on civilian harm in the MENA region.

    · Provide copy editing support to internal and external reports.

    · Work closely with Program team to create deliverables for donors on grants.

    · Logistical support: arranging travel, both domestic and international, including flights, hotels, trains, and local transportation.

    · Provide direct support to MENA & South Asia Director on finance and accounting, desk research, and both short and long term programmatic goals.

    Skills/Qualifications:

    · BA/BS degree and 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR MA/MS degree and 2-3 years of relevant work experience.

    · Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, and the NGO community.

    · Good oral skills to effectively present information and respond to questions.

    · Strong writing and copy editing skills.

    · Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team and to work within multiple deadlines and timeframes.

    · Basic understanding to on protection of civilians and relevant legal frameworks.

    · Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

    · Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel).

    · Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.), Dropbox, and Slack strongly desired.

    · Arabic fluency preferred.

    CIVIC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to include excellent health benefits (medical, vision and dental), life insurance, a 403b retirement savings plan with employer-matched contributions (up to 5% of salary), and paid leave plus twelve paid holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving and the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day).

    Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply early.

    Please Note: Anticipated start date for this position is late June/early July 2019.


    How to apply:

    https://civiliansinconflict.org/join-our-team/co/mena-south-asia/5B.E05/pr...

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    Yemen: Nutrition Coordinator

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:10:15 +0000

    Organization: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
    Country: Yemen
    Closing date: 27 Apr 2019

    The primary function of the Nutrition Coordinator includes supporting the Nutrition Officers in the implementation of Nutrition activities, reporting and reinforcing the capacity of the technical staff through day-to-day supervision, mentoring and coaching as well as training. Support the Senior MEAL officer and Deputy Programs Manager with the required reports on time. The Coordinator Provides Professional technical operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Medical programs/project.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The “ Nutrition Coordinator” will be responsible but not limited to:**

    · Develop Nutrition Sector Technical Plans of action and Emergency Plans over the course of program implementation and report to Program Implementation Manager

    · Ensure an easily communicated information flow is established to reach nutrition support teams, implementing partners, local authorities and USG Programs Implementation Coordinator in a timely fashion.

    · Ensure that Nutrition activities are implemented based on the project framework and DIP, additionally responsible for tracking progress against indicators and identifying and overcoming delays.

    · Guide Nutrition field team during assessment of implementation feasibility to ensure effective and efficient assistance reaches beneficiaries.

    · Supervise Nutrition team from beginning to end and ensure timely completion of tasks at planning, training, implementing, distribution and monitoring phases.

    · Oversee M&E team designs forms that enable the collection of valuable data for tracking SAM and MAM cases in CU5 and PLWs, along with patient admission and discharge in supported health facilities and mobile clinics.

    · Displays adequate knowledge, creativity and innovation during contribution to the planning and preparation of a range of special projects in nutrition sectors.

    · Oversee the development and design of awareness messages and determine optimal time and location for dissemination

    · Review nutrition activity reports to ensure soundness and coherency prior to submission to Program Coordinator and Donors.

    · Work in cooperation with all the staff members, visitors, local authorities, cluster implementing partners, and donors and ensure adherence to ADRA and USAID standards, practices, regulations and policies

    · Represent project at nutrition cluster meeting at the national and sub-national level and present project accomplishments accompanied by graphical visual aids during cluster and partner meetings, workshops, and trainings. Ensure project nutrition activities are mapped cluster-wide.

    · Act as main focal point in coordinating with nutrition cluster partners, WHO, UNICEF and Ministry of Public Health prior to implementation of health activities and ensure effective and efficient activities which avoid duplication of assistance are approved.

    · Lead the development, implementation and review of nutrition quality assurance mechanisms and processes for nutrition sector projects.

    · Oversee the development of training material for community nutrition volunteers and midwives and ensure competent implementation, tracking, and reporting of nutrition activities.

    · Work collaboratively and authoritatively with ADRA programs, nutrition, field, and M&E teams, including the provision of training and guidance.

    · Active search for opportunities to integrate project health and nutrition activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

    • Completed university degree (Bachelors) in medical or health related fields.
    • Relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, CMAM, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related areas.
    • Proven abilities in information analysis and strong English drafting abilities.
    • Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks;
    • Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment;
    • Good knowledge of institutional mandates, politics and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the USAID rules and regulations
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    • Ability to coordinate their work with others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
    • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet.
    • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic required.

    How to apply:

    Intreated candidates are requested to click the link below

    https://forms.gle/G7tonCwGptPRSaBt5

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    Yemen: Health Coordinator

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:03:05 +0000

    Organization: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
    Country: Yemen
    Closing date: 27 Apr 2019

    The primary function of the Health Coordinator includes supporting the Health Officers in the implementation of health activities, reporting and reinforcing the capacity of the technical staff through day-to-day supervision, mentoring and coaching as well as training. Support the Senior MEAL officer and Deputy Programs Manager with the required reports on time. The Coordinator Provides Professional technical operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Medical programs/project.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The “: Health Coordinator” will be responsible but not limited to:**

    · Develop Health Sector Technical Plans of action and emergency plans over the course of program Implementation and report to the Program Implementation Manager

    · Ensure an easily communicated information flow is established to reach health teams, implementing partners, local authorities and USG Programs Implementation Coordinator in a timely fashion.

    · Ensure that Health activities are implemented based on the project framework and DIP, responsible for tracking progress against indicators and identifying and overcoming delays.

    · Guide Health team during assessment of implementation feasibility to ensure effective and efficient assistance reaches beneficiaries.

    · Supervise Health team from beginning to end and ensure timely completion of tasks at planning, training, implementing, distribution and monitoring phases.

    · Oversee M&E team designs forms that enable the collection of valuable data for tracking inventory, and patient admission and discharge in supported health facilities and mobile clinics.

    · Displays adequate knowledge, creativity and innovation during contribution to the planning and preparation of a range of special projects in humanitarian health sectors.

    · Review health activity reports to ensure soundness prior to submission to Program Coordinator and Donors.

    · Work in cooperation with all the staff members, community health volunteers, visitors, local authorities, cluster implementing partners, and donors and ensure adherence to ADRA and USAID standards, practices, regulations and policies.

    · Active search for opportunities to integrate project health activities.

    · Represent project at Health cluster meeting at the national and sub-national level and present project accomplishments accompanied by graphical visual aids during cluster and partner meetings, workshops, and trainings. This includes ensuring project activities are mapped cluster-wide.

    · Active search for donor opportunities to assist in the supply of medication and relevant equipment to health facilities, ensure aid is compatible with the minimum service package.

    · Act as main focal point in coordinating with health cluster partners, WHO, UNFPA and Ministry of Public Health prior to implementation of health activities and ensure effective and efficient activities which avoid duplication of assistance are approved.

    · Lead the development, implementation and review of supported health facility quality assurance mechanisms and processes for health sector projects.

    · Work collaboratively and authoritatively with ADRA programs, health, field, and M&E teams, including the provision of training and guidance.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

    · Completed university degree (Bachelor) in medical or health related fields.

    · Relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, minimum service package, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related areas.

    · Proven abilities in information analysis and strong English drafting abilities.

    · Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks;

    · Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment;

    · Good knowledge of institutional mandates, politics and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the USAID rules and regulations

    · Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    · Ability to coordinate their work with others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

    · Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases.

    · Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic required


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are required to click the below link

    https://forms.gle/WSA8DwqLSb6dnPw88

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