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RDC - Coordinateur Projet COVID-19 - H/F

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:30:56 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: ALIMA
Closing date: 25 Sep 2020

L’ESPRIT ALIMA : La raison d’être d’ALIMA est de sauver des vies et de soigner les populations les plus vulnérables, sans aucune discrimination identitaire, religieuse ou politique, à travers des actions basées sur la proximité, l’innovation et l’alliance d’organisations et d’individus. Nous agissons avec humanisme, impartialité et dans le respect de l’éthique médicale universelle. Pour accéder aux patients, nous nous engageons à intervenir de façon neutre et indépendante.

LES VALEURS et PRINCIPES de notre action, inscrits au sein de notre CHARTE :

  1. Le patient d’abord

  2. Révolutionner la médecine humanitaire

  3. Responsabilité et liberté

  4. Améliorer la qualité de nos actions

  5. Faire confiance

  6. L’intelligence collective

SOIGNER - INNOVER - ENSEMBLE :

Depuis sa création en 2009, ALIMA a soigné plus de 4 millions de patients, et déploie aujourd’hui ses opérations dans 11 pays d’Afrique. En 2018, nous avons développé 41 projets de réponse médicale humanitaire pour répondre aux besoins de populations touchées par les conflits, les épidémies et l’extrême pauvreté. L’ensemble de ces projets se font en appui aux autorités sanitaires nationales à travers près de 330 structures de santé (dont 28 hôpitaux et 300 centres de santé). Nous travaillons en partenariat, notamment avec des ONGs locales, dès que cela est possible afin de nous assurer que nos patients bénéficient de l’expertise là où elle se trouve, que ce soit au niveau de leur pays ou du reste du monde. Par ailleurs, pour améliorer la réponse humanitaire, nous menons des projets de recherches opérationnelles et cliniques notamment dans le domaine de la lutte contre la malnutrition et les fièvres virales hémorragiques.

L'ÉQUIPE ALIMA :

Plus de 2000 personnes œuvrent actuellement pour ALIMA. Les équipes terrain, au plus proche des patients, reçoivent leur support des équipes de coordination généralement basées en capitale des pays d’intervention. Celles-ci reçoivent le support des 4 équipes desk et de l’équipe du service urgences et ouvertures basées au siège opérationnel de Dakar, Sénégal. Les équipes de Paris et New-York travaillent activement à la collecte de fonds ainsi qu’à la représentation d’ALIMA. Le reste de la Galaxie ALIMA comprend des individus et des équipes partenaires qui travaillent pour le compte d’autres organisations telles que les ONGs médicales BEFEN, ALERTE Santé, SOS Médecins / KEOOGO, AMCP, les organismes de recherche PACCI, INSERM, les Universités de Bordeaux ou de Copenhague, l’ONG Solidarités International et bien d’autres.

NOS PAYS D’INTERVENTIONS :

Mali, Burkina Faso, République Centrafricaine, Nigeria, Niger, Tchad, République Démocratique du Congo, Cameroun, Guinée, Soudan du Sud et Mauritanie.

NOS THÉMATIQUES PROJET :

Malnutrition, Santé Maternelle, Santé Primaire, Pédiatrie, Paludisme, Épidémies (Ebola, Choléra, Rougeole, Dengue), Hospitalisation, Urgences, Violences Basées sur le Genre, Ouverture/Fermeture.

CONTEXTE

La pandémie de COVID en Afrique menace particulièrement les populations, notamment les plus vulnérables, compte tenu de la faiblesse des systèmes de santé et des difficultés à y mettre en place des stratégies de confinement. En tant qu’organisation médicale humanitaire d’urgence, ALIMA - The Alliance for International Medical action (www.alima.ngo) - est en train de mettre en place dans ses 12 pays d’intervention en Afrique subsaharienne, des unités de prise en charge médicale des cas confirmés de COVID-19. Compte tenu des besoins inédits, ALIMA a un besoin important de ressources humaines disposant d’une grande capacité d’adaptation et de résistance au stress en vue d’un déploiement dans ses pays d’intervention.

TYPOLOGIE DU POSTE

  • Lien Hiérarchique : rend compte au CDM adjoint de la mission sur laquelle il se trouve

  • Lien fonctionnel : collabore avec la coordination (médicale,support aux opérations, logistique et finances / Ressources Humaines)

En étroite collaboration avec les référents techniques du Siège, il vient aussi en support sur les missions nécessitant un renfort ad hoc en ressources humaines.

MISSION ET ACTIVITÉS PRINCIPALES

Le projet:

Le CP est responsable des activités COVID externes: appui à 3 structures sanitaires pour le suivi des cohortes de patients de 50 ans + et / ou avec co-morbidité les rendant vulnérables au COVID-19 dans la communauté. ALIMA organise les références auprès des structures sanitaires appuyées ou vers les Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa pour des cas complexes, appui WASH et psycho-éducation des relais communautaires qui suivront les patients des cohortes dans la communauté.

  • Définir la stratégie opérationnelle, les objectifs et priorités du projet COVID – 19, ainsi que les ressources humaines, financières et matérielles nécessaires y afférentes ;

  • Coordonner et superviser la mise en œuvre, le suivi et l’évaluation du projet en collaboration avec les différentes parties prenantes ;

  • Travaille en étroite collaboration avec les différents projets sur lesquels ALIMA interviendra pour le COVID ;

  • Représenter ALIMA auprès des autorités, partenaires et dans les comités de coordination COVID- 19 ;

  • Encadrer les équipes ALIMA mobilisées dans cadre du projet COVID – 19 dans le pays d’intervention ;

  • Veiller à l’application et la mise en œuvre des protocoles de s슩reté, sécurité et de santé afin d'assurer des conditions de travail s슩res sur l’ensemble du projet.

PROFIL RECHERCHE

  • Expérience avérée (2 à 4 ans) dans la coordination et la gestion de projets humanitaires d’urgence ;

  • Expérience dans la gestion de grandes épidémies est un atout ainsi que de volume d’activités et d’équipes importantes ;

  • Bonne connaissance de projets médicaux et des enjeux humanitaires actuels ;

  • Capacités managériales ; sens de l’organisation et de la négociation ; aptitudes pour la communication et les relations interpersonnelles ;

  • Flexibilité, adaptabilité, et capacité à travailler sous pression

  • Bonne maîtrise du français ou de l’anglais.

CONDITIONS

Durée du contrat : Jusqu’au 31/12/2020 (renouvelable)

Prise de poste : ASAP

Pourquoi nous rejoindre:

  • Un travail passionnant dans une organisation agile, à taille humaine qui fait la différence et a un réel impact sur les populations bénéficiaires

  • Une rémunération mensuelle attractive en fonction de l’expérience dans et hors du secteur humanitaire

  • Une assurance santé et rapatriement pour vous et vos ayants droits

  • Une prise en charge des frais de vie sur le terrain (Per Diem)

ALIMA prend en charge :

  • Les frais de déplacements entre le pays d’origine de l’expatrié et le lieu de mission

  • Cinq semaines de congés payés par an et système de jours de récupération pour les déplacements ;

  • Per diem journalier sur le terrain, et non à Dakar

  • Couverture médicale du premier jour de contrat à un mois après la date de départ du pays de mission pour l’employé et ses ayants droits

How to apply:

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Envoyez votre CV et Lettre de Motivation sur notre site en ligne avant le 25/09/2020

Lien pour postuler: https://candidatures.alima.ong/jobs/detail/rdc-coordinateur-projet-covid-1...

Les candidatures sont traitées dans l’ordre d’arrivée et nous nous réservons la possibilité de fermer l’offre avant le terme initialement indiqué si une bonne candidature est retenue.

Seules les candidatures complètes (CV PDF + LM) seront étudiées.

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

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Project Manager

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:01:43 +0000

Country: El Salvador
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020

This position is responsible for leading the implementation of the three year project “*La nostra scuola: inclusiva equa e di qualità per tutte e tutti*”. The project is co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is implemented by Save the Children Italy in partnership with Save the Children El Salvador.

This position ensures quality project management, operational planning, financial and grants management, documentation, staff management, and representation of the project in line with donor and internal Save the Children standards and procedures. The Project Manager will ensure that program interventions, are strategic in terms of SCI overall strategies and effective in meeting project goals and objectives. The PM will be responsible for ensuring that all program resources are engaged in a timely manner and that implementation moves forward according to plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

· Oversees the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded project, ensuring management in accordance with Save the Children International program criteria and standards.

· Effective monitoring of financial and activities progress of the project, identification and design of potential project adjustments differing from the grant agreements (in coordination and to be approved by SC Italy and Country Director, and in consultation with the donor agency).

· Ensures effective oversight of partner organizations with specific focus on their work plan, activities implementation and the capacity building support.

· Ensures proper coordination with ASPHI for what concerns project related matters (ASPHI project contribution; ASPHI project activities planning, ASPHI’s mission planning, facilitation and oversight).

· Provides oversight and technical leadership in designing strategies, supporting the project implementation, and facilitating technical dialogue with PDQ in country and TSPQ in SC Italy.

· In close coordination with SC Italy grant Unit, ensures project implementation and management comply with donor regulation.

Operations Planning

· Provides overall leadership and management in creating short and long-range operational plans, which will lead to successful project implementation.

· Ensures that project staff effectively plans and delivers activities according to overall project implementation plan. This will include detailed annual activity and budget management, quarterly work and budget and procurement projections, which will be accompanied by appropriate cash flow needs analysis.

· Ensures compliance with SCs Child Safeguarding Policy, as well as Accountability and Child Participation practices throughout the projects’ activities.

Financial and Grant Management

· Responsible for the budget of the project. The detailed annual budget and corresponding project plan will be tracked as per Save the Children accounting systems and in accordance with grant agreement stipulations.

· Ensures that project accounting and financial systems are in place for the effective control of assets, funds, commodities, equipment and property.

· Ensures that all donor’s accepted procurement procedures are in place and are strictly adhered to.

· Ensures that local partner organizations comply with SCI partnership guidance and donor regulation.

Project Documentation and reporting

· Responsible for the completion of timely reports to SC Italy and to donor (as per agreement and per donor’requests; in italian))

· Documents and shares best practices and lessons learned and more broadly assist with research design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of best practices internally and externally.

· Supervises M&E and helps creating project reporting systems with the overall goals to: (i) track critical project elements and activities and allows timely adjustments before they reach a critical stage and (ii) report outcomes and impacts to donors and Save the Children.

· Coordinates, through Save the Children Italia and in cooperation with ASPHI, the delivery of project activities to be implemented by the partner organization

Staff Management and Development

· Manages the Project team: defines expectations, provides leadership and technical support needed, and evaluates direct reports regularly.

· Ensures that all staff understand and are able to perform their roles in line with the project and SCI structures.

· Ensures the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensures availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.

· Incorporates staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.

· Manages the performance of all staff project team through effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations; and coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities.

Representation

· Establishes and maintains good relations with the donor representative in the country

· Coordinates and liaises with the local government when needed and represents the project and SC with NGOs, and other agencies involved in the relevant sector.

· Represents the project in policy and technical fora in Bosnia and shares best practices and learning.

· Ad hoc support to engagement to various SC Italy donors in country

How to apply:

To apply for this vacancy, please visit our website https://www.savethechildren.it/posizioni-aperte-italia

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REACH Senior Assessment Officer for Somalia

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:53:22 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 2 Oct 2020

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise. IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a REACH Senior Assessment Officer to support our REACH Somalia team.

Department: REACH

Position: Senior Assessment Officer

Contract duration: 1 year

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Starting Date: ASAP

COUNTRY PROFILE

REACH has been operational in Somalia since 2012, providing information management support to humanitarian actors in a complex environment through assessment capacity, GIS services and support to Cluster IM practices. Projects have included tri-cluster assessments in support of the WASH, Shelter and Education Clusters, support to Food Security response analysis, and development of a Shelter Cluster M&E Framework. REACH Somalia is looking to expand information support to the humanitarian response in several key areas, including IDP settlement profiling and monitoring, multi-cluster needs assessments, durable solutions and improved remote data collection. Key strategic aims are to increase geographic and sectoral coverage and to enhance advocacy capacity through strengthened data collection and information targeting.

POSITION PROFILE

REACH Somalia is seeking a Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to serve as the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMNCA) focal point for the Somalia mission, within the Inter-Sectoral Unit. In this role, the SAO will be responsible for overseeing the JMCNA research cycle, including both technical and coordination aspects. Tasks will include indicator design, sampling strategy design, data collection tool and methodology design, data cleaning tool and methodology design, coordination of technical support during the implementation of data collection, output production and presentation of results, and supporting the incorporation of JMCNA findings into strategic planning documents.

FUNCTIONS

Implementation of JMCNA

Objective 1.1: Coordination Under the supervision of the REACH Inter-Sectoral Research Manager (RM), the SAO will be responsible for coordinating with all relevant stakeholders, to include the IM and Assessment Working Group, the humanitarian coordination structure, and relevant Cluster partners throughout all stages of the Research Cycle.

Objective 1.2: Research Design Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the Research Unit at IMPACT HQ (Geneva), and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders as outlined in Objective 1, the SAO will be responsible for ensuring that the Research Design for the project is comprehensive, and follows the best practices as defined by the global standards of REACH and IMPACT.

Objective 1.3: Implementation Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the IMPACT Research Unit, and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders, the SAO will be responsible for supporting the implementation of all operational stages of the relevant data collection exercise(s), including tool and methodology design, coordination of data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis. The SAO will work cross-team with GIS and data colleagues within the Inter-Sectoral Unit and will be expected to coordinate closely to ensure all relevant team members are aware of their roles across the research cycle.

Objective 1.4: Output Production Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the IMPACT Reporting Unit and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders, the SAO will be responsible for producing and/or overseeing the production of all relevant outputs related to the aforementioned data collection exercise. These outputs may include cleaned datasets, factsheets, situation overviews, maps, reports, and online dashboards.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a master’s degree in relevant discipline (international studies, development, humanitarian response, monitoring and evaluation, etc;
  • Proven coordination skills;
  • Knowledge of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC);
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian coordination structure.
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required;
  • Previous experience in survey tool design and implementation;
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills – ability to situate findings within a wider context;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English for effective reporting and coordination;
  • Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge and experience in R or other statistical analysis software, and GIS software desired.
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Ability to work independently.

CONDITIONS

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

Kindly submit to the following link: https://www.impact-initiatives.org/work-with-us/vacancies/reach-senior-ass...

In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via jobs@impact-initiatives.org

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Program Manager II- Eastern DRC Watershed Program

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:53:06 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 18 Oct 2020

Job Title: Program Manager II- Eastern DRC Watershed Program

Job Location: Eastern DRC, TBD

Job Type: Regular, Full Time

Reports to: Deputy Country Representative Programming, DRC

Grade: 10

This post is contingent on donor funding.

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of a “Food Security and Integrated Water Resources Management” (FS/IWRM) project, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the Country Program (CP) delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its planned food security, agriculture, value chain development, and environmental and watershed protection programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of a planned FS/IWRM project throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for the FS/IWRM project and supervise implementation. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of food security and agricultural livelihoods, value chain development, watershed management and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP food security, agriculture, value chain and watershed management/WASH sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in agriculture, food security, value chain development and watershed management sector per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in agriculture, food security, value chain development, and watershed management for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the FS/IWRM project and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of agriculture, rural development, hydrology, or similar required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant field-based project management experience required.
  • Preferably 7 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 5 years working in the area of agriculture, value chain development, or food security.
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages – English, French

Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including institutional donors such as USAID, EU ECHO or institutional donors including or similar to the Government of the Netherlands.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

· Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in relevant field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.

· Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in relevant area of programming.

· Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity

· Continuous Improvement & Innovation

· Builds Relationships

· Develops Talent

· Strategic Mindset

· Accountability & Stewardship

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

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:

Apply Here

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A SECURITY & ACCESS COORDINATOR

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:52:28 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020

Action Against Hunger has been operating in Afghanistan since 1979. Its very first mission has seen a strong focus on emergency responses, targeting primarily refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and flood/drought affected populations. Integrated projects in nutrition and health, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and livelihoods and in mental health and care practices are implemented in 4 provinces. Our work with local partners is essential to gain access to more geographical areas.

In the coming years, ACF will focus on an integrated approach to respond to and prevent humanitarian crises, address vulnerability and reinforce longer-term resilience to food, water and nutritional crises and to improve the resilience of communities.

The security context is overall volatile. Movements and social opportunities are limited for Action Against Hunger expatriates depending on the situation and security rules set by the organisation.

Under the responsibility of the Country Director, the incumbent has the responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of ACF operations in Afghanistan; while leading on the provision of a safe and secure access allowing ACF to be at the cutting edge of the operational implementation.

Your main activities will be to:

• Lead onto the improvement of the Access & Security Department organisational structure, the Mission's risks assessments, the Bases security level indicators and SOPs, through an evidence-based and collaborative approach, and by building on both quantitative and qualitative analysis

• Develop the Mission security management system's adaptability to the political and security contextual dynamics, while enhancing the individual/organisational "security culture"

• Actively support the Field Coordinators in the assessment of ACF acceptance in the Mission's area of interventions, and lead onto the design of the Mission visibility strategy

• Lead onto the definition of the National Humanitarian Access strategy through an evidence-based and collaborative approach, while actively supporting the Field Coordinator in the design of the Local Humanitarian Access strategies

• Efficiently manage the Security team members, by reviewing role & responsibilities, focusing on their career development and building their competences particularly their critical, analytical and writing skills

• Ensure a smooth, timely and effective communication between the Security team, HQ and the Mission staff

You have previous experience in security management in hostile/insecure environment (which is mandatory) as well as experience in security in INGO. You must have expertise in modern access and security practices and global issues affecting the aid sector and have comprehensive knowledge of the Afghan political and security context

You have the ability to adapt to needs between operations and security while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination.

You have experience working in a multi-cultural environment with comprehensive knowledge of the context and challenges of operating in Afghanistan. You are known for your diplomacy, your capacity to work under pressure and your creativity.

You are a critical thinker; evidence-based approach to humanitarian access, security and safety management

You are known for your analytical skills on security issues (risk/threat assessment, management, awareness, training, etc.) and your reporting skills (incidents, compilation of security, assessments, written reports, etc.).

You have good understanding of the ACF mandate and you will be willing to commit to ACF's aims and principles, as well as commit to ACF's code of conduct.

You are fluent in English (written and spoken) is mandatory and Dari or Pashto will be a plus.

Contract: 6 to 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Conditions for French Contract:

• Monthly gross salary from 2 450 to 2 800 € upon experience

• Per diem and living allowance: 145€ + 238€ net, field paid.

• + 450€ of monthly gross salary as country allowance.

• + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.

• + Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

• Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

• Individual room in guesthouse covered

Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

Leaves and RnR:

• 25 days of paid leaves per year.

• + 20 RnR per year.

• + 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 8 weeks).

• Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference

Training:

• Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

• Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).

• Intermission Workshop once a year.

• Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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FRANCE - RESPONSABLE DES AUDITS EXTERNES (H/F) - PARIS/CLICHY

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:39:52 +0000

Country: France
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 27 Nov 2020

Titre du Poste : Responsable des Audits Externes

Date de prise de fonction souhaitée : 01/10/2020

Durée : CDI
Localisation : Siège de Solidarités International, Clichy avec déplacements terrain

QUE FAISONS NOUS…

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) est une association d’aide humanitaire internationale qui, depuis près de 40 ans, porte secours aux populations victimes de conflits armés et de catastrophes naturelles en répondant aux besoins vitaux, boire, manger, s’abriter. Particulièrement engagée dans le combat contre les maladies liées à l’eau insalubre, première cause de mortalité au monde, SI met en œuvre par ses interventions une expertise dans le domaine de l’accès à l’eau potable, l’assainissement et la promotion de l’hygiène mais également dans celui, essentiel, de la sécurité alimentaire et moyen d’existence. Présentes dans une vingtaine de pays environ, les équipes de SI – 2000 personnes au total composées d’expatriés, de staffs nationaux, de permanents au siège, de quelques bénévoles…- interviennent avec professionnalisme et engagement dans le respect des cultures.

DESCRIPTIF DU POSTE

Vous avez déjà une expérience humanitaire de plus de 5 ans entre Siège et Terrain ? Vous avez un profil plutôt administration/finance/comptabilité mais une appétence forte pour la transversalité et des compétences multi-métiers confirmées? Vous avez une très bonne connaissance de l’environnement des bailleurs de fonds et de leurs exigences ?

Vous avez envie d’un poste manageriel avec une perspective globale au sein d’un Siège d’une organisation humanitaire?

Venez nous rejoindre à la Direction de la Transparence et du Développement Institutionnel !

Environnement du poste :

La Direction de la Transparence et du Développement Institutionnel (TDI) est un nouveau département de SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL dont la mission première est d’assurer un niveau élevé de transparence et de redevabilité, vis-à-vis de nos partenaires externes, dans la mise en œuvre de nos activités humanitaires.

Cette finalité est servie par l’intégration d’un large panel d’expertises et de responsabilités au niveau du département :

  • Gestion du cycle de partenariat de mises en œuvre avec les différents partenaires opérationnels de SI
  • Gestion du cycle des subventions des projets humanitaires avec les différents bailleurs de fonds publics de l’organisation
  • Gestion et développement des relations globales de partenariat avec les bailleurs de fonds publics
  • Gestion des audits externes financiers et organisationnels diligentés par les partenaires de SI

Fonctions principales du poste :

  • Gestion du Service Audits Externes et Management de l’équipe sous sa responsabilité
  • Le pilotage, planification et suivi des audits financiers et organisationnels diligentés par des bailleurs de fonds de l’organisation
  • La gestion globale (Cycle complet) d’audits financiers et organisationnels diligentés par des bailleurs de fonds ayant lieu au Siège de Solidarités International
  • Le support technique et opérationnel aux missions dans la gestion d’audits financiers et organisationnels diligentés par des bailleurs de fonds ayant lieu au niveau d’une mission de Solidarités International
  • Le pilotage de chantiers de capitalisation, production de la norme et renforcement des capacités internes que ce soit au niveau du TDI ou de l’organisation dans son ensemble principalement en lien avec les attentes des bailleurs de fonds en termes d’audits financiers et/ou organisationnels

Position du poste dans l’organigramme (relations hiérarchiques et fonctionnelles) :

Le poste est sous la responsabilité hiérarchique du Directeur du TDI.

Le poste a un(e) chargé(e) d’Audits Externes sous sa responsabilité hiérarchique.

Le poste est en lien fonctionnel fort avec l’ensemble des membres du TDI (référent bailleurs de fonds, Chargés de redevabilité, chargée de partenariat avec les collectivités territoriales…)

Le poste est en lien avec tous les services du siège (notamment avec les départements Finance, RH et logistique) et les équipes opérationnelles sur le terrain.

VOTRE PROFIL

Expérience humanitaire terrain confirmée d’au moins 3 ans sur les métiers « support » (finance et/ou logistique) à des postes de coordination

Connaissance des guidelines de certains bailleurs de fonds récurrents (ECHO, DIFD, AFD, EuropeAid, OFDA, Agence des Nations Unies…)

Expérience(s) avec les audits financiers et organisationnels externes.

Maîtrise du pack office, très bonne maîtrise Excel.

Parfaite maîtrise de l’anglais aussi bien à l’oral qu’à l’écrit.

Capacité de travail en équipe, pédagogue, consciencieux(se) et bon sens pratique.

Un plus :

  • Expérience au sein du Siège d’une Organisation Humanitaire
  • Formation supérieure en comptabilité, gestion financière ou audit.
  • Connaissance des règles de l’audit interne, de l’analyse des risques et des cartographies des risques
  • Une expérience précédente au sein de l’association serait un plus
SI VOUS OFFRIRA LES CONDITIONS SUIVANTES
  • Poste basé au siège de Solidarités International, à Clichy la Garenne (Métro Mairie de Clichy) avec déplacements sur le terrain
  • Contrat CDI, Statut Cadre
  • Rémunération brute mensuelle de : 3 168 € ou 3 300€ en fonction de l’expérience selon la grille salariale en vigueur
  • 12 jours de RTT/an
  • Mutuelle (80 %), tickets restaurant (60%), titres de transport (50%) pris en charge par l’association
How to apply:

Vous reconnaissez-vous dans cette description ?

Si oui, envoyez-nous votre CV et Lettre de Motivation à recrutement.tdi@solidarites.org

Les candidatures contenant uniquement les CV ne seront pas considérées.

Solidarités International se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce. Merci de votre compréhension.

Et pour mieux connaître Solidarités International: www.solidarites.org

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Chief of Party I- Eastern DRC Watershed Program

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:21:02 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 18 Oct 2020

This post is contingent on donor funding.

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most populous, vast and resource rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Decades of conflict and other challenges over the past decades have left the Congo with an 80 percent poverty rate, an annual per capita income of just over $120, inadequate social and health services, and weak governmental institutions. Given its fragility and weak institutions, the country is susceptible to health crises, including recent outbreaks of Ebola, measles, cholera and COVID-19.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS has operated in the DRC since 1961, successfully implementing programs in nutrition, agriculture livelihoods, emergency, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, microfinance, and peacebuilding throughout the country. CRS/DRC currently has around 180 staff operating out of 8 offices in Kinshasa, Goma (North Kivu), Kananga (Kasai Central), Mbuji Mayi (Kasai Oriental), Kalemie (Tanganyika), Lubumbashi (Haut Katanga), Bukavu (South Kivu), and Kole/Lodja (Sankuru).

A proposal-based position, as Chief of Party I you will provide leadership and overall management of the overall management of a four-year “Food Security and Integrated Water Resources Management” (FS/IWRM) program pending a successful bid for the award. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in conflict-sensitive food security, agriculture, value chain, and environmental and watershed protection programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

The Chief of Party (CoP) will oversee the development, management and implementation of a high-quality FS/IWRM project funded by the Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda catalyzing economic development, access to markets and livelihoods (especially agricultural livelihoods), and climate-sensitive environment and land management.

The Chief of Party will ensure activities are needs-driven and evidence-based, adhering to CRS program quality standards for emergency and development and employing best practices based on a long history of multi-sectoral interventions in DR Congo. He or she will ensure compliance with CRS and donor requirements and will maintain positive and productive relationships with the donor and partners throughout the co-creation process and project lifecycle.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and management of the program, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to donor. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
  • Preferred minimum of 10 years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO preferably managing projects with agriculture, livelihoods, value chain, and watershed management activities.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, preferably for institutional donors including or similar to the Government of the Netherlands. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Required Languages – English, French

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with agriculture, livelihoods, value chain development, and/or watershed management components.
  • Experience engaging partners (local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas.

Supervisory Responsibilities: program staff.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Deputy Country Representatives for Programming, Deputy Country Representative for Operations, Deputy Head of Programming, MEAL/ICT4D Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Gender, Protection, and Beneficiary Feedback Advisor, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, and peer agencies.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

· Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.

· 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.

· 5 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.

· 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity

· Continuous Improvement & Innovation

· Builds Relationships

· Develops Talent

· Strategic Mindset

· Accountability & Stewardship

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

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Chief of Party I- Eastern DRC Multi-Sectoral Program

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:18:12 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 18 Oct 2020

*This post is contingent on donor funding.

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most populous, vast and resource rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Decades of conflict and other challenges over the past decades have left the Congo with an 80 percent poverty rate, an annual per capita income of just over $120, inadequate social and health services, and weak governmental institutions. Given its fragility and weak institutions, the country is susceptible to health crises, including recent outbreaks of Ebola, measles, cholera and COVID-19.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS has operated in the DRC since 1961, successfully implementing programs in nutrition, agriculture livelihoods, emergency, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, microfinance, and peacebuilding throughout the country. CRS/DRC currently has around 180 staff operating out of 8 offices in Kinshasa, Goma (North Kivu), Kananga (Kasai Central), Mbuji Mayi (Kasai Oriental), Kalemie (Tanganyika), Lubumbashi (Haut Katanga), Bukavu (South Kivu), and Kole/Lodja (Sankuru).

A proposal-based position, as Chief of Party I you will provide leadership and overall management of the overall management of a multi-year Eastern Congo program pending a successful bid for the award. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in multi-sectoral interventions bridging the humanitarian and development nexus. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

The Chief of Party (CoP) will oversee the development, management and implementation of a high quality multi-sectoral program seeking to address what the donor has described as a “development emergency” affecting the eastern DRC.

The Chief of Party will ensure that activities are needs-driven and evidence-based, adhering to CRS program quality standards for emergency and development and employing best practices based on a long history of multi-sectoral interventions in DR Congo. He or she will ensure compliance with CRS and donor requirements and will maintain positive and productive relationships with the donor and partners throughout the co-creation process and project life cycle.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and management of the program, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to donor. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 or more years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, preferably for donor awards. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Required Languages – English, French

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects.
  • Experience engaging partners (local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas.

Supervisory Responsibilities: program staff.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Deputy Country Representatives for Programming, Deputy Country Representative for Operations, Deputy Head of Programming, MEAL/ICT4D Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Gender, Protection, and Beneficiary Feedback Advisor, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, and peer agencies.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

· Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.

· 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.

· 5 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.

· 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity

· Continuous Improvement & Innovation

· Builds Relationships

· Develops Talent

· Strategic Mindset

· Accountability & Stewardship

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

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Program Manager II- Agriculture & Livelihoods Team Lead, DRC

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:17:42 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 18 Oct 2020

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS has been supporting program activities in the DRC since 1961 and has long-standing relationships throughout the country with church and non-church partners and communities. The DRC country program has a diverse funding base with projects in nutrition, community health, OVC, food security and agricultural livelihoods, microfinance (SILC), WASH, and emergency response. CRS/DRC currently has more than 191 national and 12 international employees and a FY20 budget of over USD 24 million.

Job Summary:

CRS is implementing an integrated multi-sectoral project called Budikadidi, a Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), to achieve sustained nutrition, food security and economic well-being outcomes in 474 villages in the province of Kasai Oriental. Budikadidi – ‘self-sufficiency’ in Tshiluba – will leverage CRS’ and partners’ long experience in the Kasais to deliver an evidence-based, locally appropriate package of interventions that will build local capacity, strengthen service-delivery systems and increase accountability, and reduce structural, cultural and gender-based barriers to change. Key underlying causes of food security are compounded by geographic and economic isolation and long-term underinvestment by the Congolese state. They include structural factors such as limited access to diversified foods in sufficient quantity and quality, seeds, seed saving, or improved storage, unaccountable institutions and structures, poor governance, limited livelihood opportunities and inaccessible and unintegrated markets. In addition, many vulnerable farming households lack knowledge and skills in improved care practices, climate-smart and time-saving technologies and techniques for agricultural production, and general household management. All of these factors are exacerbated by women’s limited control over decisions impacting nutrition, health and access to productive assets and inputs; entrenched negative gender norms and practices; adolescent marriage and a high prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV). Budikadidi strengthens the adaptive capacity of households, communities, and structures to sustain project results beyond the project in six key strategic areas. Drawing from the Budikadidi theory of change (TOC), these six strategic areas are fully integrated in three project purposes:

  • Foundational Purpose (FP)
  • Maternal and Child Health Purpose
  • Agriculture and Livelihoods Purpose

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of Budikadidi’s agriculture and livelihoods in Budikadidi programming, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its agriculture and livelihoods programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of Budikadidi agriculture and livelihoods activities throughout the project implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for agriculture and livelihoods and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of agriculture /livelihoods and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP agriculture and livelihoods sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP agriculture and livelihoods strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in agriculture and livelihoods per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in agriculture and livelihoods for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to agriculture and livelihoods and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of agronomy or Agricultural economics required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of agriculture and livelihoods
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages - French, English

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 20 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities - Environment Specialist, SILC Manager, Market Garden specialist, Permagarden specialist, and the Crop Production Specialist

Key Working Relationships:

Internal – Deputy Chief of Party – Programs, Chief of Party, Team Lead for Nutrition, Health and WASH, MEAL Coordinator and MEAL team, Team Lead for Foundational Purpose, Operations Manager, Deputy Country Representative for Programming, other agriculture and livelihoods staff in country program

External – staff of partner organizations, government technical agricultural staff, local government officials, Food Security Cluster

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

· Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of ag-livelihoods required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.

· Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of ag-livelihoods,

· Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity

· Continuous Improvement & Innovation

· Builds Relationships

· Develops Talent

· Strategic Mindset

· Accountability & Stewardship

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

CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Senior Programme Officer - Middle East

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:17:10 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 4 Oct 2020

Location: Edinburgh, London or The Hague
Position Status: Full-time, Permanent
Reporting to: Deputy Regional Director, Middle East
Travel: Up to 35%
Closing date: 4 October 2020

Candidates must have the right to work in the location they are applying for at the point of appointment.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis by CV and cover letter. If interested, please apply at the earliest to avoid disappointments.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps implements a variety of programming throughout the Middle East in response to the diverse humanitarian and long-term development challenges of the region. Mercy Corps has ongoing programs in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.

The Position

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) supports strategic direction, vision and leadership to ensure impactful, high-quality programming in the Middle East. The SPO works closely with the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director and is an essential member of the Regional Management Team. The SPO is the headquarters (HQ) focal point for regional and country level strategic plan processes; regional and country structures and transitions updates and progress on program implementation and impact. The SPO leads, manages and mentors a team of Program Officers (POs) and Assistant Program Officers (APOs), ensuring quality work, and instilling a cohesive team dynamic. The SPO supports country teams in multiple aspects of their programs, and plays a key role in connecting the field to HQ resources and represents country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams, as well as with external stakeholders. The SPO has the ultimate responsibility for overall monitoring of grants/programs for compliance with external (donor) requirements, and adherence to Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STRATEGY, PLANNING AND LEARNING

  • Support regional and country teams with strategy development, planning and progress tracking;
  • Travel to support facilitation of the process and work with teams to finalize strategic plans;
  • Work with the regional and country teams to ensure active and proposed programs are aligned with and contribute to strategy.
  • Assist regional leadership in identifying and securing support and resources for the region.

COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION

  • Coordinate the flow of information between country programs, the regional management team, relevant HQ departments and donors;

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with country offices, resolving issues and maintaining regular contact regarding program implementation, grant regulations, training/ support needs and incident tracking;

  • Ensure field teams are aware of relevant Mercy Corps resources/tools/best practices;

  • Attend donor meetings on behalf of country programs and/or the region to represent strategies.

  • Actively participate in relevant coordination forums, networks and donor events;

  • Provide written or verbal briefings on context, country strategy and programs as needed.

TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Responsible for managing overall desk support to the region;
  • Develop individual and/or team work plans or other internal management tools for the efficient use of desk team resources and time; set standards and priorities for the team;
  • Check the quality and timeliness of all work of the regional desk team at HQ;
  • Mentor and oversee the onboarding, learning and career progression of POs and APOs;
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND GRANT ADMINISTRATION

  • Supervise ongoing monitoring of programs, including ensuring regular check-ins with country teams on contractual, legal and financial requirements (such as co-financing/match, BvA, etc);
  • Actively provide assessment of risk associated with program implementation; mitigation measures and problem solving based on patterns of knowledge across portfolios;
  • Contribute to complex program management hand in hand with the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director;
  • Support field teams in adhering to internal and external policies (e.g. PM@MC minimum standards, donor compliance regulations, etc.);
  • Ensure timely sign off and submission of proposals, as well as both narrative and financial reports, and follow up with donors as necessary;
  • Ensure Mercy Corps knowledge management systems (e.g. Grant Award Information Tracker) are up to date and accurate.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Identify and highlight promising funding opportunities for country programs and regional initiatives, in line with country strategies;
  • Identify contractual risk and develop mitigation strategies;
  • Ensure that proposals are developed in accordance with defined internal processes;
  • Ensure that lessons learned are incorporated into new programme design;
  • Oversee submission of proposals and concept notes to donors, and serve as the focal point during any negotiations with donor HQ representatives.

OTHER

  • Travel to the field to support country programs as requested;
  • Support the recruitment, deployment and onboarding process for any Mercy Corps new hires, as needed;
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: 3 Programme Officers and 1 Assistant Programme OfficerAccountability

Reports Directly To: Deputy Regional Director, Middle East

Works Directly With: Country programme teams, Country Directors, Directors of Programmes, MCE Programmes team, Finance, Compliance, Communications, Policy and Advocacy,, New Initiatives, Programme Accountability and Quality, Strategic Partnership Team.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in international relief or development, particularly in grant administration and compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience with proposal development, program management, monitoring and evaluation, and external representation.
  • Previous Middle East field experience preferred.
  • Arabic proficiency or knowledge is a plus.

Success Factors

The successful candidate demonstrates the skill, professional maturity and finesse required to manage the desk team to provide excellent, timely support to the Middle East field teams. The SPO is a problem solver, who is adept in successfully dealing with issues of complexity and demonstrates the ability to serve as a mentor for the Programme Officer and Assistant Programme Officer. The SPO is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with staff, partners and donors. The SPO will analyze context and develop high impact strategies, and will be a skilled writer and synthesizer of complex information, helping teams generate new insights into their work, the needs of their countries and the region, and how program impact can be scaled. A sense of humor is greatly appreciated.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

This role is based in Edinburgh, London or The Hague.

The SPO role involves travel to the field, of up to 35% of the time, sometimes on short notice and to areas with limited access to medical facilities and amenities, to support and fill-in during senior staff gaps.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a short term assignment to the field. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country locations. An expectation of this role is the ability to travel to the field, sometimes at short notice to support field teams and programmes and to fill-in during field staffing gaps.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis

How to apply:

Apply with CV and Cover Letter on this link: https://app.jobvite.com/j... before the closing date of Oct 4

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Consultant - Donor Mapping

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:16:39 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 23 Sep 2020

Consultancy Title: Donor Mapping Consultant

Project Location: Remote Working, UK

Background:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

The Corporate, Trust and Foundation Partnerships Team (CFT) works to raise private funds, cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors. The team contributes to Mercy Corps’ strategies for raising restricted funding, unrestricted funds and brand elevation. By focusing on opportunities to work with highly respected donors, the CFT portfolio aims to increase Mercy Corps’ profile and credibility as an innovative partner for donors who are keen to support social impact at scale in our priority areas. These include market-led solutions to disaster recovery, climate change adaptation, youth employment, technology-informed development, and addressing the root causes of violent conflict.

Purpose:

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a number of donors to adapt and change their grant-making and partnership approaches. The Donor Mapping Consultant will research and identify Corporate, Foundation and Trust donors within this new global context and support the CFT to develop a new pipeline of prospects in line with Mercy Corps’ vision and objectives.

Consultant Objectives:

Conducts analysis of the corporate and foundation funding environment in Europe – specifically targeting the U.K., the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland. Funding streams include trusts, foundations and the private sector. Based on their research, they will provide recommendations on which funding streams and partnerships align with Mercy Corps’ strategic approach.

Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:

  • Review Mercy Corps’ strategic documents – notably CFT FY21 Plan, Agency Compass and Programme and Regional Strategies and confirm priority target areas for mapping (sector, geography etc,) with the CFT.
  • Conduct a desk based review of donor websites and other sources to understand current and future trends for Corporate, Trust and Foundation donors.
  • Research and identify new prospects across the target geographies
  • Review Mercy Corps’ historic partnerships utilizing Raiser’s Edge to identify untapped opportunities
  • Develop a matrix of new and existing donors.
  • Research stakeholders within the industry to understand our competitive position
  • Work closely with the CFT to analyse the donor matrix and identify key prospects.
  • Review strategies of key donors.
  • Develop donor profiles based on the mapping highlighting relevant and strategic information on programmatic focus, geographic presence, and funding priorities and allocations
  • Update Raiser’s Edge with the final Prospects Pipeline.

Consultant Deliverables:

The Consultant will:

  • Produce a donor matrix document incorporating Trusts, Foundations & Private Sector donors.
  • Prepare a report using Raiser’s Edge to show the new prospects pipeline, which will support future monitoring.
  • Develop one/two-pagers donor profiles for the top 5-10 most relevant donors.
  • Prepare an information brief outlining noted trends, Mercy Corps’ competitive position and the most immediate opportunities for the coming 6 months.

Timeframe / Schedule:

The work will be conducted over working 20 days and be completed by the 16th October 2020.

The Consultant will report to:

Senior Manager, CFT

The Consultant will work closely with:

Senior Manager, CFT; CFT Coordinator; Strategic Partnerships Manager, Netherlands; Senior Representative, France & Switzerland.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Experience in supporting corporate and/or foundation fundraising and/or supporting development of fundraising strategies within the international development sector
  • Experience conducting research and synthesizing information; strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with ability to conceptualize, articulate and debate relevant issues.
  • Experience using Raiser's Edge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent skills in planning, prioritization and meeting deadlines
  • Strong team player - supporting information-sharing and collaboration
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps programmes and partnerships would be advantageous.
How to apply:

Apply Here

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REACH Research Manager for Somalia

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:15:53 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 2 Oct 2020

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise. IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a REACH Research Manager to support our REACH Somalia team.

Department: REACH

Position: Research Manager

Contract duration: 1 year

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Starting Date: ASAP

COUNTRY PROFILE

REACH has been operational in Somalia since 2012, providing information management support to humanitarian actors in a complex environment through assessment capacity, GIS services and support to Cluster IM practices. Projects have included tri-cluster assessments in support of the WASH, Shelter and Education Clusters, support to Food Security response analysis, and development of a Shelter Cluster M&E Framework. REACH Somalia is looking to expand information support to the humanitarian response in several key areas, including IDP settlement profiling and monitoring, multi-cluster needs assessments, durable solutions and improved remote data collection. Key strategic aims are to increase geographic and sectoral coverage and to enhance advocacy capacity through strengthened data collection and information targeting.

POSITION PROFILE

REACH is seeking an experienced candidate, who has previously managed teams and implemented aid projects in a humanitarian setting. Under the supervision of the Country Coordinator, he/she will be the Head of the Inter-Sectoral Research Unit (ISRU). The candidate should be comfortable representing REACH with donors and be able to coordinate and liaise with a range of senior external partners. The Research Manager will be responsible for the management of the ISRU, including all of its staff and research cycles in Somalia. The Research Manager will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements. He/she will be part of the Senior Management Team and play a key role in the development and implementation of the country strategy.

FUNCTIONS

The Research Manager responsibilities include:

Staff Management

  • Direct management of international and senior national team members, including recruitment, the conduct of appraisals, as well as staff career management;
  • Development and implementation of capacity training plans for team members;
  • Day-to-day management of team members, including the development of work plans and performance indicators
  • Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Development and implementation of an annual unit strategy;

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), contribute to the development and implementation of the REACH Somalia country strategy;

  • Strengthened dissemination strategies to strengthen the impact of the ISRU programmes;

  • Engagement with HQ on ISRU research and/or coordination.

Project/Research Cycle Management

  • Ensure all SRU assessments are planned in line with relevant project and program objectives and with global REACH guidelines;
  • Keep track of all progress and delays throughout ISRU projects and research cycles;
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning;
  • Monitor output achievement, project expenditure and ensure a timely completion of the project.

External Engagement

  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator and SMT, represent REACH with donors, partners, and the wider humanitarian aid community in Somalia.

Grants Management

  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, draft relevant project narrative and financial reports;  Maintain an oversight of budget and expenditure for ISRU-relevant grants;
  • Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of programs deliverables;
  • Ensure activities are implemented

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

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting, such as program management, evaluation and assessments;
  • Demonstrated team management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with donors and senior coordination-level partners
  • Excellent ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;
  • English communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Skills in SPSS, R or related statistical software are considered an asset.
  • Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

CONDITIONS

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

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

In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via jobs@impact-initiatives.org

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Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:15:28 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020
About the role

Despite this sustained high growth, Ethiopia ranks 173/188 in the 2018 UNDP Human Development Index, 126/141 in the 2019 Global Competitiveness Index, and 159/190 in the 2019 World Bank Doing Business Index. Also, increased reliance on megaprojects to fuel growth led to large external imbalances with increasing debt, current account deficits, and decreasing exports as a share of GDP. Recently, imports have declined due to the lack of foreign exchange, while export revenues have been stagnant due to a decline in world prices for export commodities, a loss of competitiveness from high inflation, and regulatory issues in certain sectors. It is within this context that the government of Ethiopia and the European Commission have identified this TA programme to improve the business climate for foreign and domestic through various reforms.

Purpose:

  • Provide TA and capacity-building to public sector entities in Ethiopia for implementing reforms to improve the business environment;
  • Support the establishment or modernisation of e-government systems and provide capacity-building and implementation support for the e-government systems implemented;
  • Support public-private dialogue in Ethiopia and existing and potential investors. In this project, public-private dialogue is defined as any platform where the government and private sector can discuss matters related to the business environment.

Anticipated results:

  • TA and capacity-building, in forms including advice, expertise, capacity-building and training, provided to selected public sector entities in Ethiopia in the field of regulatory, policy and/or process reforms to improve the business environment.
  • In three identified technical streams:
    • e-government systems (i.e. processes and systems whereby government information and services are provided via the Internet or other digital means to citizens, businesses or other governmental agencies) are successfully implemented (i.e. established, developed and/or modernised, up-scaled, upgraded and automated) and capacity-building, on the job and post-system automation implementation support are provided for the e-government systems implemented.
  • Support provided to public-private dialogue and to existing and potential investors, including through short term-expertise for relevant studies and analytical work, identification of areas where public-private dialogue is needed, organisation of dialogues and networking activities, support for the development and formation of existing and/or new public-private dialogue platforms, as well as communication, visibility and awareness-raising with the local and international private sector.

The monitoring and evaluation expert, based in Addis Ababa, will be in charge of following up on all the streams of the project and ensure that confidence with the beneficiaries is built and maintained.

About you

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a master’s degree or equivalent diploma in economics, management, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, engineering, development studies and social sciences or related field. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in similar fields and at least 5 years of professional experience in addition to the minimum required below.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills and experience in establishing strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office and proficiency in computer data management applications.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic, including excellent speaking, presentation and written reporting abilities.
  • General professional experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in areas directly relevant to monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Specific professional experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems in developing countries.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience covering formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programmes or projects in areas related to business environment reforms and/or trade facilitation.
  • Proven leadership skills and successful experience in project coordination or team management.
  • Experience in Ethiopia or Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) will be an asset.
  • Experience with e-governance projects will be an asset.
  • Experience in the application of EDF procedures will be an asset.

All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what's on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Protection Project Manager (CP / WPE)

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:14:06 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: Un Ponte per
Closing date: 11 Oct 2020

Position Title: Protection Project Manager

Location North East Syria (NES) / Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

Period: up to 12 months

NEW Closing date: 11 October 2020 (applications on a rolling basis)

Starting Date: 1 November 2020

CONTEXT PRESENTATION

Un Ponte Per (UPP) is an international humanitarian organization, based in Italy. Originally named Un Ponte Per Baghdad (A Bridge to Baghdad), the association became simply Un Ponte Per after the extension of its work to the Balkans, as well as other Middle East and Mediterranean countries.

UPP is currently active in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Serbia and Kosovo alongside civil society organizations. In Italy and in Europe, UPP works to promote peace and disarmament, human rights, and refugees and migrants’ inclusion. UPP strongly rejects war as a solution to international and national conflicts, it exerts restless efforts with the ultimate objective of developing more equal and peaceful coexistence up to social cohesion.

BACKGROUND

Entering year 9 of the Syria crisis, conflict continues to expose civilians to acute humanitarian needs in health, and protection. In North East Syria (NES) widespread displacement, destruction of basic services and increased exposure to protection risks is on-going. In response, UPP implements health and protection programmes through funding of several donors including EU, OFDA, AICS and private funding.

UPP and local partners aim is to improve the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of the conflict-affected population with a view of building the capacity of local actors and the resilience of communities in NES.

The project, funded by Italian Cooperation Agency (AICS) utilizes an integrated approach, with health as an entry point to guarantee wider access for women and girls as well as children to protection services, including GBV and CP case management.

For further information please refer to our website: www.unponteper.it/en/

SCOPE OF WORK

Under the supervision of the relevant Desk Officer at HQ and the HoM, the Protection Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for the set-up, planning, implementation and follow up of a newly established integrated protection programme in North East Syria (NES) – with a specific focus on community-based and capacity building protection programmes/activities. In particular, the PM will offer guidance to the Women Protection and Empowerment and Child Protection programs for the set up of a Women and Girls Safe Space (WGSS) and a Child Friendly Space (CFS) in NES.

The selected candidate will oversee effective management and relationships with partners and other external stakeholders, manage interventions throughout the project cycle, including budget management, and lead in preparing and developing high quality programme plans, progress and donor reports. In coordination with the sectoral teams (Protection/MHPSS and Health) as well as Administrative and MEAL teams, the PM will ensure appropriate technical backstopping, staff management, coordination for overall project quality.

This position will report to the Head of Mission (HoM) and HQ Protection Desk Officer, and receive technical support from the Protection Coordinator and technical teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Cycle Management & Reporting

  • Set up, plan, and supervise the implementation of project activities in close cooperation with implementing partners, key project staff and technical staff;

indicators;

  • Plan the project expenditure and ensure the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;

  • Ensure, together with the administrative office, the overall management, control and oversight of financial and administrative procedures, in compliance with UPP organizational systems and instructions;

  • Ensure that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with UPP and donor requirements;

  • Devise and implement a protection M&E plan, in coordination with MEAL and technical teams for protection data collection tools, assessments and evaluations;

  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with Protection Desk Officer and Coordinator.

Staff management

  • Support recruitment of local UPP and partner staff with technical teams and Human Resources department;

  • Supervise, train and mentor project staff, in coordination with technical teams to deliver prevention and response activities;

  • Devise and execute capacity building project plan including managing technical experts / trainers and local staff in accordance to capacity building plans in coordination with HoM, Protection Desk and Coordinator;

  • Ensure that staff members implement and respect best-practice and international standards in GBV and child protection.

Technical backstopping

  • Provide technical support to the implementing partners in order to strength local capacities and ensure a correct implementation of the project in line with UPP internal guidelines and donor’s requests;

  • With support of Protection Coordinator and technical team, ensure that international guidelines and internal SOPs are respected in the set up of case management services, Child Friendly Spaces and Women and Girls Safe spaces;

  • Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity approach is consistently applied in all activities through community and right base participatory methods;

  • Ensure UPP Code of Conduct, Policies and guidelines are applied including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

Coordination & Representation

  • Liaise and maintain good relations with local partners, other INGO and with all relevant stakeholders;**

  • Keep abreast of protection and health situation and represent UPP in relevant humanitarian coordination working groups and meetings;

  • Maintain oversight and management of protection services in the assigned area, ensuring up to date service mapping and referrals;**

  • Liase with other UPP health and protection projects to ensure coordination and synergies at mission level;

  • Represent UPP and participate to donor meetings, upon request of HoM and/or Desk Officer;

  • Performing any other task relevant to the project and position assigned by the HoM and the Desk Officer.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education & experience

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights, International Affairs

  • 3 years professional experience in project management in international NGOs, including at least two years working in community-based protection (such as working with vulnerable persons and/or displaced populations);

  • Previous experience in protection in emergencies projects providing case management services for Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors and/or Child Protection (CP) cases;

  • Previous experience in protection projects including in Child Friendly Spaces and/or Women and Girls Safe Spaces;

  • Excellent command of the project life cycle management with a special focus on administration and reporting actions;

  • Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives;

  • Excellent knowledge of the guidelines set out by AICS and/or other major donors (MAE, EU, ECHO);

  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Italian language skills are a strong competitive advantage;

  • Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others);

  • Experience of writing project proposals;

  • Experience in reporting on protection activities/issues.

Skills

  • Proven communication and behavioral skills to work directly with affected communities;

  • Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and meeting deadlines;

  • Solid team working and management skills in multicultural settings;

  • Proactive attitude;

  • Excellent computer literacy skills;

  • Excellent oral and written English.

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurmanji;

  • Working experience in NES or MENA.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above to: vacancy@unponteper.it . Please reference; “Protection Project Manager” in the subject line of your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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TO4 Finance specialist, GHSC-PSM

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:13:50 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 1 Oct 2020

Chemonics seeks a Task Order Finance Specialist to join the Maternal and Child care Health Task Order (TO4) Team on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) in Arlington, VA. The Finance Specialist supports financial and accounting activities to the Maternal and Child Health Task Order (TO4), awarded under the GHSC-PSM IDIQ. This position monitors multiple levels of transactional data generated and reported through Chemonics’ systems and assists in managing all financial aspects of the task order and communicating with clients on all financial matters. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) procures and provides health commodities for countries receiving U.S. government foreign assistance. The project also provides technical assistance to improve the efficiency, reach, and sustainability of in-country supply chains and is supported with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s maternal and child health program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Task Order Senior Finance Specialist and Finance Manager in financial management activities specific to the GHSC-PSM IDIQ

  • Assist in development and maintenance of the Task Order headquarters budget, as well as tools and systems

  • Participate in design, promulgation, and maintenance of a system of internal controls designed to support the accuracy of accounting data specific to task orders under the GHSC-PSM IDIQ

  • Track buy-ins and obligations into the Task Order contractual mechanism

  • Provide financial information for countries, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of data disseminated to Missions as agreed by the Task Order Finance Managers and USAID/Washington

  • Track project expenses and prepare monthly financial reports and annual budget projections to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID and PEPFAR rules and regulations

  • Provide support for headquarters cost recovery budgeting activities and of specific Task Order Core and cost recovery budgets

  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or combination of work experience and education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field strongly preferred. Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field preferred

  • Knowledge of USAID and/or PEPFAR regulations and contract management procedures preferred

  • Skilled in learning new financial and accounting concepts quickly, and able to translate and deliver this information to colleagues with little to no financial background

  • Prior experience with supporting accounting policies, procedures, and systems in an international organization

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures and make significant contribution to end results

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, especially MS Excel

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in a second language preferred

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition... by October 1, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.*The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our* EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data

COVID-19 Recruitment Information

Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

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Child Protection Specialist – NES

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:13:24 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: Un Ponte per
Closing date: 11 Oct 2020

Position Title: Child Protection Specialist

Location: North East Syria (NE) / Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

Period: up to 12 months

Closing date: 11 October 2020 (applications on a rolling basis)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

CONTEXT PRESENTATION: Un ponte per… (UPP) is an international humanitarian organization, based in ItalyOriginally named Un Ponte Per Baghdad (A Bridge to Baghdad), the association became simply Un Ponte Per... after the extension of its work to the Balkans, as well as other Middle East and Mediterranean countries.

UPP is currently active in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Serbia and Kosovo alongside civil society organizations. In Italy and in Europe, UPP works to promote peace and disarmament, human rights, and refugees and migrants inclusion. UPP strongly rejects war as a solution to international and national conflicts, it exerts restless efforts with the ultimate objective of developing more equal and peaceful coexistence up to social cohesion.

For further information please refer to our website: www.unponteper.it/en/

BACKGROUND

Entering year 9 of the Syria crisis, conflict continues to expose civilians to acute humanitarian needs in health, and protection. In North East Syria (NES) widespread displacement, destruction of basic services and increased exposure to protection risks is on-going. In response, UPP implements health and protection programmes through funding of several donors including EU, OFDA, AICS and private funding.

UPP and local partners aim is to improve the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of the conflict-affected population with a view of building the capacity of local actors and the resilience of communities in NES.

SCOPE OF WORK

In coordination with the relevant Desk Officer at HQ and the Protection Coordinator, the Child Protection (CP) Specialist will support the set up of Child Protection in Emergencies programmes (CPiE) in the North East Syria (NES) Programmes.

The CP Specialist will be responsible for the technical backstopping and capacity building to establish CP case management and other services through local partner’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) and Community Centres. CP Specialist will contribute to ensuring protection mainstreaming in health facilities as well as outreach strategies through community awareness, with a focus on youth and CP concerns.

The selected candidate will work closely with UPP and partner organizations on developing coordinated, integrated services to adequately respond to the protection needs of the most vulnerable, including children.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical backstopping

  • Provide technical advice on all issues relating to child protection (CP) in line with UPP workplans and mission strategy;

  • Provide supervision and technical support to UPP and partners to implement activities in line with international CP standards and internal SOPs;

  • Provide technical support to the implementing partners in order to strength local capacities in CP response;

  • Develop and lead the roll out of internal SOPs on CP Case Management services in accordance with Data Protection and Information Protocols (DPISP);

  • Support the set-up of Child-Friendly Spaces adapting to local partner and children needs in context;

  • In coordination with protection and health teams, ensure upholding of CP/protection standards in health facilities through safety audits, technical review of tools and practices.

  • Provide support to protection outreach strategy, including the design and implementation of awareness campaigns (interpersonal violence, early marriage or other CP concerns);

  • Devise and implement a CP M&E plan, in coordination with Protection and MEAL teams , including data collection and CM tools;

  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with Protection Desk Officer and Coordinator.

Capacity Building

  • Build the child protection capacity of UPP staff and implementing local partners, with a specific focus on youth engagement, case management services and PSS activities;

  • Develop and roll out tailored training modules for child protection and health partner staff;

  • Promote and implement effective measures to identify, prevent and reduce protection issues;

  • Oversee and contribute to the missions integrated protection mainstreaming in health and other sectors through community-based protection methods;

  • Build capacities in child protection participatory approaches and mainstreaming in accountability to affected populations (AAP);

  • Develop and implement country level child protection plans in coordination with Desk Officer and HoM, as part of the protection strategy.

Staff mentoring

  • Support Project Managers and Protection Coordinator in the recruitment, management and supervision of UPP and partners local protection staff;

  • Provide mentoring and guidance on CP issues to field staff in direct contact to persons of concern;

  • Ensure adherence of staff to Child Safeguarding and PSEA principles.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required;

  • Monitor protection referrals and report on incidents through working relations with program staff, partners and other stakeholders;

  • Contribute to UPP data collection, child-friendly CRM and Feedback mechanisms to ensure Do No Harm and beneficiary accountability throughout the program;

  • Provide technical input and substantially contribute to reporting (donor, internal, ad-hoc) including monthly/interim reports, assessments and evaluations, in coordination with PM and Desk Officer.

Coordination & Representation

  • Maintain close coordination with Project Management and technical teams;

- Liaise and maintain good relations with local partners, other INGO and with all relevant stakeholders;**

  • Stay abreast of developments in the area that have an impact on the protection environment and represent UPP at relevant cluster / working group and other meetings;

  • Represent UPP and participate to donor meetings, upon request of HoM and/or Desk Officer;

  • Performing any other task relevant to the project and position assigned by the HoM and the Desk Officer.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education & experience

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Human Rights, International Affairs or related fields.

  • 3+ years relevant professional experience in Community Based Protection, including 2 years in Child Protection;

  • Experience in designing and delivering training programmes on protection and child protection in emergencies;

  • Experience in Child Protection Case Management services, Youth / Child-Friendly Spaces and/or PSS activities.

  • Experience in delivering technical guidance such as producing protection technical documents, assessments, evaluations and reporting on protection activities/issues;

  • Experience in reviewing and aligning sector tools and strategic documents in line with protection standards;

  • Commitment and adherence to PSEA and Child Safeguarding.

Skills

  • Proven communication and behavioral skills to work directly with affected communities, including children;

  • Proven record of positive collaborative experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others);

  • Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and matching deadlines;

  • Solid Team working and management skills;

  • Proactive attitude;

  • Excellent computer literacy skills;

  • Excellent oral and written English;

  • Ability to travel in the Middle East and in the EU.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience of donor procedures including EU is an asset;

  • Experience in Protection Mainstreaming:

  • Familiarity with Child Protection in Emergency related projects and tools;

  • Experience delivering remote technical guidance and trainings;

  • Knowledge of the Middle East context and relevant local actors;

  • Knowledge of Arabic / Kurmanji is a strong asset.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: vacancy@unponteper.it . Please reference “*Child* Protection - Name Surname” in the subject line of your email application.

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Senior Information Management Assistant LICA-5 (UNOPS)

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:13:10 +0000

Country: Denmark
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 4 Oct 2020

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeking a Senior Information Management Assistant LICA-5 within the Operational Data Systems and Support Section of the Global Data Service in UNHCR Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

Vacancy Notice No: CPH/VN/2020/033 (re-advertisement)

Title: Senior Information Management Assistant

Contract Type: UNOPS Local Individual Contractor, LICA-5

Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark

Duration: until 31/12/2020

Closing date: 04 October 2020

Background and Organizational Context

The Operational Data Systems and Support section (ODSS) is a section of the Global Data Service (GDS), and a focal point in UNHCR in supporting the collection, analysis and dissemination of operational data, including training, on related methodologies and activities. ODSS work towards information management solutions that provide real-time and open data, support protection principles and are interoperable with the systems of UNHCR partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Supervision of the Information Management Officer, the Snr Information Management Assistant will:

· Provide first level support for KoBo Toolbox (data collection), Power BI (analysis and visualization), RIDL (Raw Internal Data Library), MDL (Microdata Library) and ODP (Operational data portal)

· Provide support for current projects (CBI, EPRS, ERM) and upcoming large-scale project with other divisions, sections and DIMAs

· Provide user training, capacity building, and promote best practices in data collection, analysis and visualization (KoBo toolbox and Power BI)

· Develop and maintain user guides related to operational data systems

Essential Minimum Educational Level, Qualifications and Professional Experience

· High school diploma with training/certificate in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.

· University degree is an asset

· 2 years with High school diploma or 1 year with a University diploma of relevant work experience in information analysis, data management, information management applications and/or project management.

Qualifications and Competencies

· Proficient user of data management software and familiarity with survey design and data collection (e.g. MS Access, Kobo and PowerBI).

· Demonstrated resource management skills and familiarity with UNHCR administrative procedures;

· Experience with handling confidential data;

· Proven ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure and within deadlines;

· Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is essential, and knowledge of additional UN languages is desirable;

· Flexibility and adaptability; team working; good communication skills; and professional and personal integrity

Location

The successful candidate will be based with the UNHCR team in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Conditions

It is a full-time role with working hours from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week, with a half-hour break for lunch).

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, Personal History Form (PHF) and CV to DENCOCMUHR@unhcr.org indicating “ Snr IM Assistant CPH/VN/2020/033” in the subject of the email.

Personal History Forms are available at PHF Form / Supplementary Sheet.

As part of the recruitment process candidates might be requested to complete a technical assessment.

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

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Deputy Chief Executive

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:12:29 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 6 Oct 2020

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partner; peace-building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

RBM Partnership to End Malaria
The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the global platform for coordinated action against malaria. It mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners committed to end malaria, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institution.

The RBM partnership's strength lies in its ability to form effective partnerships both globally, regionally and nationally. Partners work together to scale up malaria-control and elimination efforts at country level, coordinating their activities to avoid duplication and fragmentation, and to ensure optimal use of resources. The partnership’s overall strategy aims to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by reaching universal coverage of at risk populations and strengthening health systems.

The RBM Partnership is seeking a Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) to support the CEO in managing the RBM Partnership Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, and representing the Partnership at the global level. The RBM Partnership Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Under the direct supervision of the CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Deputy Chief Executive(DCE) will have the following responsibilities:

Stakeholder Management

  • Leads support to malaria endemic countries to effectively implement malaria prevention, control and elimination activities, working closely with the RBM Management Team, RBM partners and donors
  • Works closely with donors and partner organizations to promote and advocate for sustainable financing at global and national levels to support malaria-endemic countries to implement their national plans, including through increased domestic resource allocations.In collaboration with partners, identifies operational challenges hampering the efforts of sustainable financing at global and national levels to support malaria-endemic countries to implement their national plans, including through increased domestic resource allocations.
  • In collaboration with partners, identifies operational challenges hampering the efforts of endemic countries, including resource deficiencies and works to solve these.

Strategic Partnership

  • Supports the CEO and RBM Board to keep malaria high on the political and developmental agendas.
  • Promotes and supports regional approaches to the fight against malaria anchored in existing political and economic platforms such as regional economic communities.
  • Works with partners to sustain momentum and mobilize funding for regional and national malaria elimination efforts
  • Advocates for malaria elimination to become a central theme in the sustainable development agenda and in the context of Universal Health coverage
  • Works with partner organizations towards empowering countries, communities and individuals to defeat malaria in the context of Zero Malaria Starts with me!
  • Works with partner organizations to promote innovation and facilitate uptake of new malaria prevention and control tools for greater impact
  • Liaises regularly with partner organisations, including key donors, international NGOs and malaria-endemic countries and leads the development and implementation of a partnership framework
  • Monitors the Partnership’s progress toward key targets and provides the CEO with updates on progress, including identifying bottlenecks and constraints.

Leadership & Communications

  • Assists the CEO in responding to enquiries from the media to the Partnership and ensures that appropriate responses are made in a timely manner.
  • Supports the CEO in facilitating and promoting communication between the Board and Partners on policy and programme issues.
  • Brings additional management and technical capacity to the RBM Management Team and facilitates smooth operation of the Secretariat’s programmatic activities including through the supervision of the management team technical staff.
  • Represents the partnership at high level events, under the leadership of the CEO

    Any other tasks as identified by the CEO

How to apply:

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx...

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YEMEN – MEAL COORDINATOR (H/F) – REMOTE + FIELD VISITS

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:07:20 +0000

Country: Yemen
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 27 Nov 2020

Desired start date: 1st of October 2020

Duration of the mission: 3 months with possibility of extension to up to 6 month maximum

Location: Home based remote work with field visits

ABOUT THE MISSION

SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its coordination in Aden. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Lahj Governorate, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate.

For the year 2020/21; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 10M Euros. It operates from Aden, where the coordination is based, and 2 operational field bases located in Al Turbah and Al Mokha. The mission is composed of 23 expatriates and more than 110 national staffs, and is funded by OFDA, CDC, YHPF, DutchMoFA and ECHO. SI Programming in Yemen focuses on addressing immediate food needs of communities at risk of famine, as well as providing timely response to displacements of population and AWD/Cholera outbreaks. Its portfolio is primarily composed of WASH Emergency projects, along with unconditional cash distribution.

The programming to be supported by the MEAL Coordinator lies at the cross-road between emergency and recovery programming, encompassing both cash distribution activities to restore immediate access to food for most vulnerable households, and a range of livelihood activities including distribution of livestock, and support to small-scale irrigated crop production. Under WASH sector, SI is planning to rehabilitate centralized and decentralized water networks, as well as improve water and sanitation infrastructures in Health facilities and Hospitals.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objectives

The MEAL coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of MEAL.

He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of MEAL activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.

He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of MEAL programs implemented in the intervention country.

He/she develops the systems for accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders

He/she builds capacities of MEAL staff and contributes to the nationalization of the MEAL Manager position.

He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of MEAL.

SI is searching for a short-term MEAL coordinator to further develop the department by focusing on ensuring cross-learning among projects, improve systems for accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders, to build capacity of MEAL staff and contribute to the nationalization of the MEAL manager position.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Strategic orientation
  • Relevance and quality of projects
  • Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring
  • Accountability
  • Capitalization
  • Personnel management
  • Reporting / communication / representation
YOUR PROFILE

Diploma/education:

  • University degree in related sector (programme management, development, humanitarian studies)

Previous experience:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning, including experience in coordination.
  • Experience in supporting emergency response in tense security context and remote setting.
  • Experience in the Middle East is highly appreciated

Skills:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Solid knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning
  • Good knowledge of Information management
  • Excellent communication
  • Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments
  • Full English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated
SI WILL OFFER YOU

A SALARIED POSITION: starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 € + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.

VACATION: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break after two months spent on the field. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 9 calendar days break during the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.

SOCIAL AND MEDICAL COVER: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Security & Living conditions

Position is home based with field visit(s) to Aden.

During field visit(s), the MEAL Coordinator would be staying in Aden. The living conditions in Aden are quite good even though movements are very restricted (early curfew and most of the city being considered as no-go or restricted areas). Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile.

How to apply:

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm.... CV only applications will not be considered.

NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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Regional Procurement Associate

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:06:42 +0000

Country: Mali
Organization: International Development Law Organization
Closing date: 2 Oct 2020

This vacancy is open to local nationals, permanent residents or those residents with a valid residency/ working permit of the duty station.

The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) works to reform laws and strengthen institutions and the rule of law in order to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to the stability of societies so that every person can live in freedom, dignity and the rule of law.

To learn more about IDLO, visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLO

Organizational Context

The Finance and Support Services Department (FSSD) provides effective delivery of IDLO’s finance, reporting, procurement, and information & communication technology to help deliver IDLO’s activities, thereby contributing to IDLO’s ability to strategically fulfill its mission. This also encompasses the optimization of IDLO’s internal policies, processes, and extends to its organizational planning, target-setting, and performance measurement.

The Regional Procurement Associate reports to the Regional Operations Manager with a dotted functional line to the Global Procurement Lead in IDLO Headquarters.

The Regional Procurement Associate will closely work with the program teams to identify the procurement needs of the Sahel region and implement the necessary procurement steps in line with IDLO procurement policies and procedures. S/he will also support the region to enhance the capacity of the procurement team and the program teams to improve the overall procurement management, from identification of needs to delivery of goods or services.

Summary of Functions:

1.Procurement Strategy Implementation

Oversee the implementation of IDLO’s procurement policy in the region and provide strategic and technical guidance to stakeholders during all phases of the procurement cycle including planning, definition of the procurement strategy, vendor performance and contract management

Understand the needs of the region and ensure procurement activities address these needs

Maintain an end to end tracking tool for all essential procurement requests and status

Keep colleagues accountable ensuring that requirements/specifications comply with IDLO procurement standards

Provide innovative solutions to ad hoc business needs while ensuring compliance and integrity

  1. Central point of contact by all stakeholders for guidance, support, and training on all procurement matters.

Provide advice, information and guidance to colleagues on all procurement matters including contracting suppliers of goods and services, procurement tools and techniques

Ensure compliance through continuous monitoring and stakeholder engagement.

Provide the Regional Manager Sahel, Regional Operations Manager, Regional Finance Manager, and other stakeholders with inputs and suggestions to assist them in developing policy and procedures for vendor registration, reviewing the existing vendor evaluation criteria for registration and proposing alternative methods, if appropriate.

Provide guidance in the Sahel Country Offices on industry standards, including down payments, cancellations, framework agreements, comparative perspective with other large intergovernmental organizations (UN, World Bank, etc.).

Upon request of the country offices, organize procurement processes in compliance with IDLO procurement policies.

  1. Supplier and Contract Management

Develop and maintain a roster of suppliers and develop a system record the suppliers’ evaluation after the delivery of the service.

Perform quarterly supplier surveys and communicate findings including periodic reviews of SLAs to ensure service levels are updated in line with evolving business requirements

Carry our negotiations on behalf of IDLO and ensure transparent, fair and logical evaluation of bids to ensure value for money

Manage procurement contracts for country offices by maintaining a centralized filling system

Maintain an electronic database/lists of all vendor and supplier information

  1. Risk Management

Identifies, assesses, and manages procurement risks throughout the procurement life-cycle.

Engages with stakeholders to manage potential risks

Manage audit recommendations and ensure incorporation of agreed actions relating to procurement tasks to ensure non-occurrence of previous audit queries for subsequent audits. Ensure findings are communicated to the Regional Manager and Regional Operations Manager

  1. People Management

Identify, discuss and agree clear performance objectives with direct reports and monitor these in line with IDLOs performance management cycle. Identify and proactively resolve any areas of underperformance

Perform line management duties of the team

Perform other similar duties as requested by the Supervisor.

V. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Sound understanding of procurement principles and practices

Good contract law knowledge and expertise in managing complex contract issues

Demonstratable negotiation and contract management skills

Excellent analytical skills and ability to conduct independent research, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of seniority, both internally and externally;

Ability to engage with stakeholders through collaborations, leading and influencing business decisions.

Demonstrable people management skills including managing performance from direct reports

Demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently, as well as in a team environment;

Proven ability to analyze potential risks, promote risk awareness, and hold others to account for their practices.

Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;

Strong interpersonal skills and able to deal with people in a multi-cultural environment;

Willingness to undertake periodic travel to other office locations in high-risk areas;

Demonstrated ability to promote ethics and integrity

VI. Recruitment qualifications

Experience: At least 5 years of procurement, contract management, and contract administration experience in public or international organizations.

Proven experience in process management and capacity building on procurement.

Education: University Degree in Business / Public Administration or related field. Specialized training in procurement is an asset.

Professional qualification in procurement

Language Requirements: Excellent spoken and written knowledge both in French and English is required.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IDLO shall offer the selected candidate a local affiliate contract for 12 months, with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

This vacancy is open to local nationals, permanent residents or those residents with a valid residency/ working permit of the duty station.

The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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