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Program Director

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 21:20:38 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021

Job Summary:

ABA ROLI is seeking a Program Director to be based in Hanoi, Vietnam, to oversee the Disrupting Money Laundering Through Gambling Program’s (DMLG) Vietnam-based activities. DMLG is a regional program focused on strengthening Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation and controls in the casino sector in South East Asia. Program activities in Vietnam include the conduct of a casino sector AML compliance assessment; the drafting of casino and online gaming guidelines for the Government of Vietnam’s AML and casino regulators; development of inspections tools for the casino regulator and piloting of inspection tools through outreach sessions to casinos; and the development of suspicious transactions reporting tools.

The ideal candidate will possess understanding of the AML legislative and regulatory framework in Vietnam, and money laundering risks in the casino and online gaming sector; and experience managing the implementation of international development programs, particularly U.S. Government-funded programs.

The initial program duration is 2 years, with potential for extension.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall strategic leadership to the implementation of program activities in Vietnam including oversight of the workplan, program staffing, and budgetary resources. Ensures that all programmatic requirements are being met/exceeded according to the ABA, ROLI, and donor requirements;
  • Develops and maintain effective working relationship with government partners including the State Bank and Ministry of Finance, and government and non-government stakeholders;
  • Maintains accountability for timely, accurate, and compliant program monitoring and evaluation deliverables which include identifying and sharing best practices derived from lessons learned;
  • Maintains proactive communications with ABA ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on program activities, achievements, and challenges. Creates and implements corrective plans to improve performance against appropriate standards in areas where program shortcomings are identified;
  • Collaborates with ABA ROLI headquarters and local authorities to ensure that all programs and operations are compliant with local laws and regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory approval prior to implementation;
  • Ensures compliance with all donor, ABA, US, and Vietnamese laws/regulations while managing the program(s); ensures personal and program compliance with applicable anti-corruption laws;
  • Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, feedback, performance appraisal, and, where appropriate, applies corrective actions to an assigned team (if applicable);
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in the area of governance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, financial crimes, law reform, or regulatory strengthening.
  • Experience working on international development or grant-funded programs, or in international organizations, non-government organizations, or government entities.
  • University degree in law, finance/commerce, anthropology, or social sciences.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining close productive working relationships with government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Experience supervising teams.
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and English.
  • Ability to travel within Vietnam.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Vietnam’s AML legal and regulatory framework and or/money laundering in the casino sector.
  • Experience in the management and implementation of foreign assistance programs, particularly U.S. Government-funded grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Experience working with budget and tracking program spending.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office software.
How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and your CV to vietnam-recruitment@abaroli.org

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Sudan Mapping Study Consultant

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 21:04:33 +0000

Country: Sudan
Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 13 Dec 2020
Call Title: Sudan Mapping Study**

Theme: Constitution-making process in Sudan

Location: Khartoum, Sudan

Contract Type: Consultant (Regional consultant preferred)

Duration of Assignment: 20 working days in December 2020/January 2021

Introduction

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is embarking on a project entitled: “Supporting a New Sudanese Constitution”. The project aims to support the Sudanese people in their sovereign pursuit of a new Constitution that will serve as a true social contract for a liberal and democratic Sudan. The program will achieve this goal by implementing activities that advance the following two objectives: (1) Bolster Sudanese stakeholders’ ability to design a participatory, inclusive, transparent and knowledge-driven Constitution making process; and (2) Support Sudanese stakeholders’ legal drafting efforts so that the Constitution’s drafts are consistent with comparative state of the art and international standards.

The ABA ROLI approach recognizes the need to reach short-term tangible milestones to create momentum, while supporting the longer-term institutionalization of reforms critical to a stable democracy. To achieve this, our project team along with local partners in Sudan will implement the program through the following strategic approaches:

· Convening spaces for meaningful participation and collaboration

· Putting gender, diversity and inclusion (GDI) front and center

· Applying lessons learned from past Constitution making processes in Sudan and in the region

· From tribal courts to Shari’a Law: taking legal pluralism seriously

To meet the project objectives, ABA ROLI will implement activities in collaboration with local partners and provide financial and technical assistance to support the process. To inform programing over the course of the coming year(s) the project intends to conduct a stakeholder mapping study.

Purpose of the Consultancy and Scope of work (Given that there are objectives, the scope of work should perhaps also be divided into 2 parts).

ABA is seeking a consultant who will conduct an inclusive mapping exercise to further the two key objectives of the project related to both the process of making the constitution as well as drafting the constitution in accordance with international standards.

The consultant will meet and listen to a diverse range of stakeholders to understand their views about the root causes of conflict in Sudan, their current situation and how the constitution-making process can achieve their aspirations as well as promote an inclusive, transparent, and participatory exercise that will lead to a more durable peace.

The consultant will also meet with key stakeholders to understand views on substantive issues that are emerging for their future constitution, which may include the status and limitations imposed on the Sudanese Armed Forces, and civil-military relations in general; effective decentralization of power and resources to the ten Federal states; representation and inclusion of ethnic minorities; the power and role of the judiciary, including the Constitutional Court; and mechanisms to promote robust political parties that fulfill their role in a liberal democracy.

The consultant will prepare a study that will draw from the consultations with key stakeholders to reflect the vision for the way forward from diverse actors, including how they wish to engage with the process, the preferred road map for the constitution making process, and an outline of the key issues that are emerging at this juncture in the process. The findings of the study will inform ABAROLI and its partners strategic interventions and targeted support to the constitution making process in Sudan over the course of the next year(s).

Methodology

The Consultant will be expected to work independently but in close consultation with ABAROLI’s local partner organization(s) in Sudan. S/he will be expected to consult a wide range of stakeholders and related materials to inform the study. S/he will be expected to elaborate on this methodology in the inception Report. S/he will apply the most appropriate technique/methodology that will focus on the objectives highlighted above, mainly by using desk review and key informant interviews. S/he will further be expected to provide the preferred methodology in the inception report.

Key deliverables

1) Inception report - Building on the initial proposal submitted, the selected Consultant will be expected to prepare an inception report within 3 days of being awarded the contract. The report must include a clear understanding of the Terms of Reference, description of the methodology, identification of key stakeholders to be consulted, detailing the process of how the criteria will be developed and a work plan with a clear timetable proposed to execute the assignment.

2) Mapping study – consultant will prepare/draft the mapping study with findings based on stakeholder interviews and consultations and desk research.

Qualifications and Experience sought

· Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in International Law, Human Rights or related field (specialization in constitutional law preferred) Conflict or Peace Studies, or other related field.

· At least 5-10 years of relevant professional experience, and demonstrated experience with similar assignments;

· Candidates should ideally have knowledge of the current context in Sudan and emerging issues related to Sudan’s transition, as well as key stakeholders, and gender and diversity issues.

· Demonstrated experience working with Sudan’s civil society, including youth and women’s groups;

· Experience with gender and diversity issues in engaging local communities;

· Experience with conducting desk and field research for similar studies;

· Excellent report writing skills;

· English and Arabic fluency

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified applicants Interested applicants are requested to submit a proposal, including the following: cover letter, 2 letters of reference, outline proposed structure of the research; estimated budget and work plan to claire.duguid@americanbar.org by the 13th of December, 2020.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are requested to submit a proposal, including the following: cover letter, 2 letters of reference, outline proposed structure of the research; estimated budget and work plan to claire.duguid@americanbar.org by the 13th of December, 2020.

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Programme Officer (m/f/d) - NTD

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 19:44:43 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: CBM
Closing date: 3 Jan 2021

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a:

Programme Officer (m/f/d) - NTD

Main objective of the role:

The NTD (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Programme Officer will support the NTD Programme Manager and the wider NTD team in the effective and efficient management of NTD programmes. This will include monitoring existing programmes, ensuring accurate information is provided to donors and supporting the submission of new proposals. The Programme Officer will also provide support to the daily operation of the team in reporting, data management, budget monitoring and team events, as well as administration and communication. The role will require occasional travel.
Based in Cambridge the role will involve communication with CBM Country Offices and Regional Hubs.

We are looking for someone who will…

  • Assist the Programme Manager in overseeing of the implementation and monitoring of NTD-programmes in Africa and Asia
  • Liaise with CBM Regional Hubs, Country Offices (CO) or partners to support the successful management of NTD-programmes
  • Ensure timely, quality reporting to donors
  • Do donor research to collaborate on the preparation of concept notes and proposals from the NTD team, CO staff and partners
  • Analyse and communicate statistical data from NTD programmes for reportings and publication purposes
  • Champion systems in order to collect and share impact stories from CBM’s NTD programmes on different experienced platforms
  • Provide administrative support to the wider NTD and IEH team

    We are looking for someone who has…

  • A passion to make a difference for improving the life of people with disabilities

  • A relevant academic degree (Social sciences, International development, Project Management, Public health or Biological Sciences)

  • A minimum of 3 years with an international development agency in a similar role

  • Experience in project planning, budgeting, M&E and preparation of reports for institutional donors

  • Demonstrable recent experience in preparing successful grant applications (proposal writing and budgeting)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Proven administrative skills

  • Strong numeracy with ability to analyse and manage data

  • Working knowledge of another language – French or Arabic advantageous

  • Computer literacy (MS office)

How to apply:

The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at www.cbm.org. If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.
Application deadline: January 3, 2021.**

This is a permanent contract to be based in Cambridge, UK. Salary of £31,000 negotiable subject to experience. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility to work in the UK, proof of residency and satisfactory employment sreening, and three references satisfactory to CBM and, if required, a DBS Check. We invite you to visit our job portal in order for you to submit your application documentes here:

https://jobs.cbm.org/NTD-Programme-Officer-eng-j233.html...

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Program Lead, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:58:47 +0000

Country: Italy
Organization: International Development Law Organization
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

THE POSITION

As part of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) program team based in Rome, Italy, under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager, EECA Programs, the Program Lead will deputize for the Regional Manager with managing IDLO’s program portfolio in Central Asia. The Program Lead will be expected to:

1. Oversee project implementation, including work planning, budget, monitoring and reporting, HR management, recruitment and coordination of technical experts

· Lead the overall management of the program portfolio, including substantive and administrative matters, to ensure effective, efficient, results-based and timely delivery of activities and results;

· Design implementation plans by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, monitoring reports, and others;

· Maintain oversight of the overall financial management, accurate financial forecasts, including reviewing financial reports and identifying areas of over- or under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues;

· Review and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; clear the submission of financial and narrative reports; highlighting the value, results and impact the project bring;

· Effectively lead the team by providing clear direction, addressing development, and performance through ongoing dialogue and mentoring; fostering a teamwork approach in meeting objectives and goals; address possible conflicts in a positive and constructive manner; encourage initiative and maintain effective working relationships within a multi-cultural setting;

· Select, supervise, and manage international and national technical experts, ensuring that the work delivered meets high-quality standards and is coordinated at HQ and field level.

2. Ensure project compliance consistent with the project design and delivery schedule, and IDLO processes and procedures, as well as quality standards

· Monitor program implementation, including revisions to project design and work plans; make decisions for timely and optimal course corrections;

· Design, research, draft, review and edit technical working papers, memos, briefs, and other original materials in the field experience, and utilize these materials for the development of relevant outputs;

· Conduct and review research on legal, political, social, and economic events, trends, and/or developments relating to the programs; respond to internal and external requests for such research;

· Ensure project deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal and external experts;

· Establish and maintain regular communications with partners and stakeholders at HQ and field level;

· Foster effective communication and coordination with relevant IDLO Departments, Branch Offices and Country Offices;

· Undertake regular needs assessments and monitoring missions to selected countries and other locations, as needed.

3. Project Leadership, Development and Representation**

· In close coordination with the supervisor and as part of the EECA team, generate ideas and identify opportunities to scale up the project and identify new program opportunities;

· Provide substantive knowledge and guidance on Rule of Law issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to project team members;

· Provide substantive input in the development of proposals or concept notes aimed at innovatively expanding IDLO’s EECA portfolio in line with the regional strategy;

· Develop knowledge outputs, including assessments, briefs and communication materials;

· Under the guidance of the supervisor, represent IDLO in project-related events and liaise with project stakeholders and donors.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

· Master’s Degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies, or other related field is required;

· Minimum 8 years of significant relevant professional experience within an international organization preferably within the area of rule of law, designing and implementing complex programs;

· Desirable: Relevant experience in the Eurasian region.

Languages

· Fluent oral and professional writing skills in English and Russian are essential.

Specific Knowledge / Skills / Competencies

· Proven experience in rule of law, access to justice related programming and collaboration with other international organizations and network/partnership building in these areas;

· Familiarity with standard program and data management tools, as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles;

· Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software;

· Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a diverse professional environment. Shares information, contributes, encourages and motivates others to become involved in team activities;

· Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries;

· Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences and information with others. Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down and across) to develop and motivate others;

· Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results;

· Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit;

· Ability and willingness to travel even to high-conflict countries, if necessary;

· Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS

For this internationally professional recruited position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an Affiliate contract of 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

IDLO shall also offer an annual basic salary of EUR 64,000 and a benefits package including provident fund contribution (14%), medical insurance, and leave entitlements. Relocation and installation support are also available for internationally recruited employees in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules.

Salaries and benefits paid by IDLO to employees are exempt from taxation in Italy. IDLO employees are responsible for compliance with income tax laws of their country of nationality or residence and/or of any other relevant fiscal jurisdiction.

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 employee assigned to this work. This is not 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.

How to apply:

Applications should be sent through the following link:
https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/657104

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Regional Programme Director – Sub Sahara Africa

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:06:57 +0000

Country: Rwanda
Organization: Spark
Closing date: 3 Jan 2021

Position: Regional Programme Director

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Application Deadline: 03.01.2021

Duration: Full time for 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Start Date: 1 March 2021 or earlier

The Regional Director is the leader of one of SPARK’s regional hubs and is accountable for all programmes and projects executed in Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Liberia. We look for a seasoned people manager to guide current activities and staff as well as somebody with an entrepreneurial and innovative attitude to facilitate growth.

The Regional Director is the direct people manager to the country managers of Burundi, South Sudan and Liberia, the programme managers in Rwanda, and the the regional support team in the regional hub. In addition, the RPD is directly managing the Rwanda country office. He/she reports to the Director of Programmes and is an active member of SPARK’s Core Team dealing with organisation and programme related strategic planning.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

Programme management

  • Provide leadership and oversee Country Managers to ensure that programmes in the region are implemented within budget and meet agreed KPIs as per agreement with donors and partner organizations. Stimulate impact oriented implementation and adapt programme interventions approaches based on context changes.
  • Provide Leadership and Management to the overall and day-to-day operations of the Rwanda projects to ensure an efficient and effective high-impact implementation (achieving the planned project goals, deliverables, tasks, costs and deadlines).
  • Ensure timely and quality technical and financial reporting as per the scheme and instruments concluded with the Donor and Project Partners.

Relationship management and Resource mobilization:

  • · Establish networks and partnerships with national/regional/international government institutions, funders/donors, UN agencies and
  • ·Other organisations working in related fields, spearhead public and private sector collaboration, fundraising and programme development in the Region. Actively develop new program ideas and identify, create and follow up on the leads with the Acquisition Team.
  • · Maintain and expands strong relations with existing key donors and strategic partners in the region.
  • · Represent SPARK and its programmes and advocate in different country and regional forums for (agri) entrepreneurship and economic opportunities and further grow SPARK’s visibility and profile in the region.
  • · Provide input to the overall SPARK strategy on regional level as well as general policy input for the multi-year strategic plan adjustment and annual plans
  • · Streamline the efficient and effective operation in the region, if needed by clarifying roles and responsibilities, guiding and growing senior staff in their role, and fine-tuning procedures.

Requirements and Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience, including significant experience in (agri-) entrepreneurship/SME development and job creation.
  • Academic degree in relevant discipline.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and proven track record in program development and acquisition.
  • Experience with large multi-donor, multi-country, multi-year programmes.
  • Proven experience in (digital) SME and/or rural financing and in youth and woman inclusion are an added value;
  • A people centric attitude and experience in managing teams with members of diverse backgrounds.
  • · Tactful, excellent communication, presentation and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • · Ability to identify and tackle (culturally) sensitive matters;
  • · Hands-on attitude and willing to help out flexibly if required;
  • High energy, flexible, pro-active and service minded;
  • Experience working and living in Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Full professional proficiency in English. French is an asset.

SPARK Offers

  • A challenging and exciting position in an international environment;
  • Remuneration based on experience and full time local contract (40h/per week) between 4000-5000 EUR gross per month. In addition, a housing allowance (around 500 EUR) and an international health insurance is provided.
  • Dynamic team to work with.
How to apply:

How to apply?

If you have any questions regarding SPARK or the position, please visit our website www.spark-online.org. For further questions, you can contact Esther Bosgra through e.bosgra@spark-online.org

Please apply through SPARK’s online application platform at https://vacancy.spark-online.org/Tab1/LoadProfileFromVacancy/291

The deadline for application is 3rd of January 2021. Reference: Regional Programme Director.

All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can therefore take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant individually.

If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

About SPARK

SPARK’s mission is to offer access to higher education and support entrepreneurship development in fragile states so that young, ambitious people can lead their societies into stability and prosperity.

Founded in 1994 SPARK is an independent, not-for-profit international development organisation with more than 100 staff working in seventeen countries. SPARK is an international NGO, with a small central office in The Netherlands, a support office in Serbia and regional offices in Turkey, Rwanda and Tunisia. SPARK also has country offices in Burundi, South Sudan, Liberia, Iraq, KRG, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Somalia and Libya.

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Protection of Human Rights Defenders in North Africa

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:05:08 +0000

Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is seeking a contracting individual or organization to 1) identify cases related to attacks against human rights defenders (HRDs); 2) conduct meetings with judges and public prosecutors to discuss HRD cases; 3) observe trials on behalf of the Justice Defenders Program. The ideal candidate will be based in North Africa, speak proficient Arabic and English, and hold a legal education.

The Center is looking for cost estimates for such an undertaking (per/deliverable). They will also be familiar with basic digital and physical security protocols and secure communications platforms. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and cost proposal for such an undertaking to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

How to apply:

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and cost proposal for such an undertaking to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

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Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Iraq

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:03:56 +0000

Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is seeking a contracting individual to 1) identify cases related to attacks against human rights defenders (HRDs) in Iraq; 2) conduct meetings with Iraqi judges, public prosecutors, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss HRD cases; 3) observe trials on behalf of the Justice Defenders Program. The ideal candidate will be based in Iraq, speak proficient Arabic and English, and hold a legal education.

The Center is looking for cost estimates for such an undertaking (per/deliverable). They will also be familiar with basic digital and physical security protocols and secure communications platforms. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and cost proposal for such an undertaking to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

How to apply:

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and cost proposal for such an undertaking to sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

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Request for Proposals Strategic Litigation as a Response to COVID-19 State of Emergency Measures

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:02:51 +0000

Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

In response to COVID-19, democratic and non-democratic countries have imposed the state of emergency in de facto and declared forms. By invoking the state of emergency, states have enacted legislative and administrative measures that restrict the enjoyment of human rights. Although the state of emergency is temporary by its mere nature and enables countries to respond to unexpected situations, states have shown a tendency to continue operating under states of emergency’s restrictive measures in the past. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, countries used the war on terror as a convenient justification to curtail civil and political rights and freedoms. These exceptional powers have mushroomed, and subsequently led, compounded with other drivers, to closing civic space for civil society actors around the world.

In response to increasing concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 state of emergency measures on human rights defenders, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights (Center) will publish a report on COVID-19 state of emergency restrictive measures and their impact on the work of human rights defenders (including but not limited to activists, journalists, lawyers, judges, pro-democracy advocates, and union leaders), and the protection of civic space. The report will be consisted of five chapters, addressing the impact and exploring effective responses, including strategic litigation, to these restrictive measures.

The Center is seeking a contractor to draft a chapter in the aforementioned report, documenting responses adopted by human rights defenders, increasing their resilience and continue fulfilling their legitimate work. The chapter will adopt a comparative analysis examining these responses in various regions of the world, determining contextual factors for successes and challenges. Building a typology of the de facto and declared emergency measures authorized by national and local authorities, the chapter will examine approaches used at local and national levels.

The contractor will preferably hold a legal education (J.D., LLM, or Master’s in International Law), have a proven record of analytical research, and be proficient in English. The consultancy is expected to start in January 2021 and end in March 2021. The level of effort is estimated at 15 working days. Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.baydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.baydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

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Request for Proposals Grounds for Challenging the Constitutionality of COVID-19 State of Emergency Measures

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:01:27 +0000

Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

In response to COVID-19, democratic and non-democratic countries have imposed the state of emergency in de facto and declared forms. By invoking the state of emergency, states have enacted legislative and administrative measures that restrict the enjoyment of human rights. Although the state of emergency is temporary by its mere nature and enables countries to respond to unexpected situations, states have shown a tendency to continue operating under states of emergency’s restrictive measures in the past. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, countries used the war on terror as a convenient justification to curtail civil and political rights and freedoms. These exceptional powers have mushroomed, and subsequently led, compounded with other drivers, to closing civic space for civil society actors around the world.

In response to increasing concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 state of emergency measures on human rights defenders, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights (Center) will publish a report on COVID-19 state of emergency restrictive measures and their impact on the work of human rights defenders (including but not limited to activists, journalists, lawyers, judges, pro-democracy advocates, and union leaders), and the protection of civic space. The report will be consisted of five chapters, addressing the impact and exploring effective responses, including strategic litigation, to these restrictive measures.

The Center is seeking a contractor to draft a chapter in the aforementioned report, documenting strategic litigation experiences that provide human rights defenders with solutions they could use to increase their resilience and continue fulfilling their legitimate work. The chapter will build a typology on the grounds to challenge the constitutionality of the COVID-19 related emergency measures. The chapter will adopt a comparative analysis examining strategic litigation in various regions of the world, determining contextual factors for successes and challenges. The chapter will examine the strategic litigation approach used in national, regional, and international mechanisms.

The contractor will preferably hold a legal education (J.D., LLM, or Master’s in International Law), have a proven record of analytical research, and be proficient in English. The consultancy is expected to start in January 2021 and end in March 2021. The level of effort is estimated at 25 working days. Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.baydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.ba ydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

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Project Officer

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:57:30 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Sightsavers
Closing date: 13 Dec 2020

Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work.

Project Officer, GiveWell, Unrestricted and Small Grants

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK (flexible locations and working arrangements within the UK will be considered)

Salary: c£29,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2022

Sightsavers are seeking a self-motivated and flexible Project Officer (Project Officer, GiveWell, Unrestricted and Small Grants) to support country teams in their delivery of the deworming portfolio and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) interventions according to contractual milestones. This is a great opportunity for an individual who already has proven project management experience, ideally gained in the development sector.

About GiveWell, unrestricted and small grants

Sightsavers main deworming programme is funded by GiveWell. The programme focuses on the control and elimination of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths in 5 countries in West and Central Africa. Deworming interventions primarily target school aged children and use a hybrid platform of school and community-based treatments. In addition to Sightsavers flagship NTD programmes, smaller grants and unrestricted funding support NTD interventions across Africa and Yemen.

About the role

The Project Officer will provide support to Project Delivery Manager, GiveWell, Unrestricted and Small Grants as well as the wider team. It is responsible for:

· providing programme support to country teams on the roll out of NTD interventions

· standardising activities across funding streams and countries

· attending regular update calls with each country to collate and disseminate project progress

· aligning learning, documentation and reporting systems with Sightsavers systems and processes

· working effectively with other colleagues within the Sightsavers UK and the Sightsavers Country Offices as well as with relevant partner organisations

· working alongside field-based country teams in what could be challenging environments.

The position will be based in the UK with national and international travel, up to 12 weeks per year. This is a really involved role, please read the job description for further details.

About you

We are looking for a proactive problem-solver who has already gained proven project management experience within international development. You are a strong communicator and have:

· a degree in a related subject

· a successful track record of working in multiple country projects

· an understanding of and commitment to equity, gender and social inclusion (preferred);

· the ability to facilitate group-training sessions and build capacity in developing country contexts in areas relevant to position functions (preferred)**

· experience of NTD programming and/ or the public health sector**

To succeed in this role, you will need:

· the ability to think quickly, responsively, and effectively to communicate information, practices, concepts and ideas to a non-technical audience

· the ability to work collaboratively and build stakeholder consensus

· excellent organisational skills

· the ability to identify important issues and communicate these effectively to colleagues.

· the skill to manage multiple tasks and work with multiple teams simultaneously

· excellent analytical and IT skills including Microsoft Office

· the ability to prioritise work in a fast paced, multi-faceted and changing environment

· strong written and verbal communication in English

Benefits

In addition to having offices an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

Please submit your application via our recruitment portal by following the links.

Closing date: 13 December 2020

Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2021

How to apply:

Please follow the link to submit an application via our recruitment portal https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/sightsavers/vms/e/sightsavers/positions/bQ...

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Request for Proposals: Impact of State of Emergency Measures on Human Rights Defenders

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:51:03 +0000

Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, democratic and non-democratic countries have imposed the state of emergency in de facto and declared forms. By invoking the state of emergency, states have enacted legislative and administrative measures that restrict the enjoyment of human rights and curtail civic freedoms of human rights defenders. Although the state of emergency is temporary by its mere nature and enables countries to respond to unexpected situations, states have shown a tendency to continue operating under states of emergency’s restrictive measures in the past.

In response to increasing concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 state of emergency measures on human rights defenders, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights (Center) will publish a report on COVID-19 state of emergency restrictive measures and their impact on the work of human rights defenders (including but not limited to activists, journalists, lawyers, judges, pro-democracy advocates, and union leaders), and the protection of civic space. The report will be consisted of five chapters, addressing the impact and exploring effective responses, including strategic litigation, to these restrictive measures.

The Center is seeking a contractor to draft a chapter in the aforementioned report. The chapter will focus on the impact of de facto and declared state of emergency measures imposed in relation to COVID-19 pandemic on the work of human rights defenders (including but not limited to activists, journalists, lawyers, judges, pro-democracy advocates, and union leaders). The contractor will implement desk research to document how these restrictive measures have adversely impacted human rights defenders around the world. The chapter will examine the typology of declared and de facto state of emergency measures at the local and national levels and how they curtail the legitimate work of human rights defenders specifically.

The contractor will preferably hold a legal education (J.D., LLM, or Master’s in International Law), have a proven record of analytical research, and be proficient in English. The consultancy is expected to start in January 2021 and end in March 2021. The level of effort is estimated at 15 working days. Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.baydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a proposal detailing methodology, cost analysis, and resume to lana.baydas@americanbar.org by Monday, December 14 at 5:00pm EST. Please copy sonali.dhawan@americanbar.org.

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Programme Manager, Somalia

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:34:32 +0000

Country: Somalia
Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 18 Dec 2020

Programme Manager, Somalia

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Fixed Term for 12 months (with the possibility of extension, subject to receipt of funding)

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The starting salary package for this position is £40,804 GBP / approx. $52,000 USD including all allowances **

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About MAG:

MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

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About the Somalia programme:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. MAG first worked in Somalia in 2001 and has had a sustained presence in the country since 2008. The MAG Somalia programme is operating in a complex political and security environment with operations firmly established in Somaliland and Puntland. The main area of focus in Somalia is Arms Management & Destruction (AMD).**

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About the role:

MAG is recruiting for a Programme Manager to support our Somalia programme. This is an exciting time to join our growing MAG Somalia team, supporting community liaison strategies and working with partner organisations to support MAG’s AMD activities. **

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The Programme Manager will be responsible for providing senior level support to the Country Director (CD) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. The PM will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of MAG’s AMD activities in the region will also be responsible for information management and developing systems within the programme. A key aspect of this role will include supporting with the development of Community Liaison programme strategies (including survey design and needs/ impact assessments) and implementation plans in coordination with the Country Director. Additionally, this role will include grant/contract management, proposal development, donor liaison, business development, people management and capacity building relating to AMD activities. **

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About you:

The successful candidate will have worked overseas in an international development setting and be able to develop solid relationships with donors, government bodies and other NGO’s. Experience in community development activities, including familiarity with survey design, and conducting needs assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions and guide activities will be essential. The successful candidate will also require experience in developing and supporting projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance and have proven expertise in the development of new business. This will include demonstrable skills in proposal writing and development, networking/ contract negotiations and experience of producing high quality donor reports and proposals. In addition to this the post holder will also need to have experience in financial management and a proven ability to improve and develop systems. Knowledge of the Arms Management and Destruction/ Weapons and Ammunition Management sector is desirable. This as a great opportunity for an experienced project manager to play a vital part in MAG’s life-saving work. Demonstrable experience of working on gender inclusion initiatives would be highly desirable, a passion and commitment towards diversity, equality and inclusion is essential.

In order to strive towards gender diversity within the programme, we would strongly welcome applications from female candidates. **

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.

How to apply:

For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.

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Senior Consultants (Up to 5) Country Advisors

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:30:39 +0000

Countries: Cameroon, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique
Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Closing date: 18 Dec 2020

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) across many sectors including, but not limited to, global health, agriculture & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, and environment.

Job Title: Senior Consultants (up to 5) Country Advisors for Lesotho, eSwatini, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique.

Department/Location: Global Health, Education and Economic Development (GH EE) Practice/ US with possible travel overseas

Reports To: Project Leader and/or GH EE Management Team Member

Type: Consultancy

Overview: IBTCI is seeking up to five Senior Consultants to provide services to implement The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Global Fund Strategic Initiative on Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

A Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will assist with the review of the programmatic and cost effectiveness of national frameworks for AGYW programs in each of the five (5) countries: Lesotho, eSwatini, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. The period of performance for the project is three years from on or about January, 1 2021 to December, 30, 2023. The Senior Consultant will be a part-time consultancy with the majority of the level of effort in year 2. One Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will be based in each respective country.

The Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will assist with the country level review of national AGYW programs, considering:

  • The compliance of the national strategy/framework with technical guidance, including national/regional guidance
  • The interventions included in the strategy/framework, to consider whether they are cost effective and evidence based and how this can be refined, and to ensure achievement of optimal HIV prevention outcomes for AGYW and their male sexual partners
  • The extent to which the approaches to implementation adopted are appropriate to enable efficient implementation at scale.
  • Any tailored approach to implementation at sub-national level which addresses HIV incidence variation and the local HIV epidemic drivers at sub-national level

Besides the country level reviews, and given the infancy of structured, national programs associated with HIV incidence reduction for AGYW, the Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will also be expected to contribute to the evidence base associated with national strategy effectiveness and quality. This will be done through contacting relevant organizations, collecting data and information, and supporting a meta-analysis of findings associated with, for example, the most effective interventions and combinations of interventions for achieving impact/outcomes and most effective prioritization approaches.

The Senior Consultant – Country Advisor, will serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision-making authority on final work products.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience designing or implementing adolescent girls and young women HIV prevention activities.
  • Understanding of their respective country’s HIV prevention frameworks and policies at national and sub-national levels.
  • Proven oral and writing skills and track record of creating compelling, clear, and succinct documents.
  • Demonstrated ability and work authorization to work in one of the five focus countries
  • Have the capacity to work in the national language of the host country and English (if different)

Education:

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences or public health (PhD desirable).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with The Global Fund
  • Technical Assistance/ strategic interventions on regional and national level

Working Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and/ or overseas.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: International travel may be required.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

Please note this statement of work is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their CVs online through our website: https://careers-ibtci.icims.com/jobs/2776/job

Please note that there are up to five (5) openings, one senior advisor for each country: Lesotho, eSwatini, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique.

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Senior Consultant, Senior Advisor HIV

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:30:18 +0000

Country: United States of America
Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Closing date: 18 Dec 2020

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) across many sectors including, but not limited to, global health, agriculture & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, and environment.

Job Title: Senior Consultant, Senior Advisor (HIV)

Department/Location:** Global Health, Education and Economic Development (GH EE) Practice/ US with possible travel overseas

Reports To: Project Leader and/or GH EE Management Team Member

Type: Consultancy

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a consultant to provide services to implement The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Global Fund Strategic Initiative on Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Senior Consultant will assist with the review of the programmatic and cost effectiveness of national frameworks for AGYW programs in five (5) countries: Lesotho, eSwatini, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. The period of performance for the project is three years from on or about January, 1 2021 to December, 30, 2023. The Senior Consultant will be a part-time consultancy.

The Senior Consultant will assist with the country-level review of national AGYW programs, including:

  • The compliance of national strategies/frameworks with technical guidance, including national/regional guidance
  • The interventions included in the strategy/framework, to consider whether they are cost-effective and evidence-based, and to ensure achievement of optimal HIV prevention outcomes for AGYW and their male sexual partners
  • The extent to which the approaches to implementation adopted are appropriate to enable efficient implementation at scale
  • Any tailored approach to implementation at sub-national level which addresses HIV incidence variation and the local HIV epidemic drivers at sub-national level

Given the infancy of structured, national programs associated with HIV incidence reduction for AGYW, the Senior Consultant will also be expected to contribute to the evidence base associated with national HIV prevention strategy effectiveness and quality. This will be done through a meta-analysis of findings associated with, for example, the most effective interventions and combinations of interventions for achieving impact/outcomes and most effective prioritization approaches.

The Senior Consultant – Senior Advisor HIV will contribute specialist expertise on the prevention of HIV among adolescent girls and young women, including epidemiological modeling and analysis of HIV incidence and prevalence at national or sub-national level as feasible or appropriate.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision-making authority on final work products.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience designing or conducting HIV prevention activities with adolescent girls and young women.
  • Academic research and implementation science in the field of HIV prevention pertaining to adolescents and youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with each of the five focus countries
  • Capacity to work in both French and English
  • Proven writing skills and track record of creating compelling, clear, and succinct documents.

Education:

  • Advanced degrees in a relevant subject (PhD desirable).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with The Global Fund
  • Capability to provide technical assistance for strategic interventions on regional and national level

Working Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and/ or overseas.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: International travel may be required.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

Please note this statement of work is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their CVs through our website here: https://careers-ibtci.icims.com/jobs/2774/job

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Digital Influencer Engagement Officer - Global Goodwill Ambassador Programme

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:28:54 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 3 Jan 2021

“We are only as strong as our weakest” is particularly resonant today in the face of current global crises. If you want to be part of the solution, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, is offering a unique opportunity for a passionate and dedicated person with strong international experience and networks to join a high performing and dynamic team as a Digital influencer Engagement Officer in the Global Goodwill Ambassador Programme. Working with a diverse and talented pool of influencers around the world, we craft and drive innovative and impactful campaigns that lead the narrative, generate empathy and mobilise action for the 79.5 million forcibly displaced and stateless people. Please see more details here to apply. Closing date: 3rd January 2021 23:59 GMT”

The Digital Influencer Engagement Officer will lead in the development and implementation of a digital influencer engagement strategy, toolkit and dashboard; providing expert support and advice as well as coordination and information sharing services to regional offices (RO) and country offices (CO) in their local digital influencer engagement plans. At a global level they 2 will also be involved in the day-to-day recruitment, management and stewardship of digital influencers.

Duties and responsibilities

• Under the supervision of the Senior External Relations Manager (GWA) and with support from the Social Media and Digital Engagement teams, develop the Digital Influencer Strategy

• Develop Digital Influencer Guidelines and a toolkit to provide support to RO/CO, and standardise systems and metrics relating to: o How to work with digital influencers o How to identify/vet/brief digital influencers o Risk management o Impact evaluation and reporting.

• Map existing relationships with Digital Influencers across the organization and develop a Digital Influencer Dashboard for use across the organization

• Map current and previous partnerships with Agencies contracted by UNHCR RO/CO in the digital influencer space.

• External liaison with digital influencer industry leaders and agencies to ensure UNHCR benefits from the latest information and advice on industry best practice and relevant services, trends, mapping, rating, innovative practice etc. Liaise with UN and other UN agency DI colleagues for learning & coordination purposes.

• Develop Standard Operating Procedures on how to request Digital Influencer support (HQ/RO/CO) and work with relevant teams to use influencers better to support digital activations o Work with colleagues in the GWA, Social Media and Digital teams to develop clear content briefs for digital influencers o Work with colleagues in the GWA, Social Media and Digital teams to deliver digital influencer support for specific fundraising and communications campaigns and partnerships, including corporate partnerships, emergency campaigns and digital initiatives

• Provide support and training to RO/CO: o How to leverage digital influencer engagement in line with global best practice guidelines o Metrics. How to track digital influencer engagement, including through the use of UTM codes and online reporting tools such as social media monitoring platforms and GA 360. o Relationship management o Screening process, due diligence and risk management 3 • Research, undertake thorough due diligence, prospect and recruit new digital influencers in full consultation with the relevant teams within the Division of External Relations in addition to the Bureaux and Regional or National offices.

• Relationship management: with the support relationship managers in the GWA team, coordinate the day to day activities of a number of digital influencers, flexing requests and developing briefs to suit individual talent in support of key organizational objectives related to advocacy, fundraising and awareness raising

• Working closely with relationship managers in the GWA team and the social media team, project manage digital influencer support of campaigns and partnerships from initial outreach through to development of clear briefs through to post campaign reporting, including campaign activation and talent content creation

.• Develop campaigns grounded in a strategic approach by gathering audience, market and business insights, using a variety of tools including digital analytics and social insights platforms

• To work with the GWA team on developing specific field missions with digital influencers, ensuring clear objectives are developed and measurable outputs delivered.

How to apply:

Please see more details here to apply. Closing date: 3rd January 2021 23:59 GMT. (Interviews: First round: 6th -7th January 2021 Second round: 8th January 2021)

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Kyrgyzstan: FP RIDP Project Manager – Andijan and Ferghana Regions

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:28:29 +0000

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 4 Jan 2021
ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Kyrgyzstan

ACTED has been present in Kyrgyzstan since 1999, with a coordination office in the capital Bishkek and two operational bases in Osh and Batken, in the South of the country. ACTED’s interventions focus on disasters risk reduction, economic development, local governance and the promotion of peaceful dialogue and cooperation in both rural and urban areas throughout Chuy, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, Issyk-Kul and Batken.

You will be in charge of

The Rural Infrastructure Development Project (RIDP) is implemented by the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (MoED) with financing from the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The development objective of the RIDP is to (i) improve the quality of basic infrastructure and (ii) strengthen participatory local governance processes in Selected Qishloqs, where participatory local governance refers to inclusive community participation in needs assessments as well as the planning, prioritization, and selection of subproject investments, and oversight activities including the monitoring of procurement, subprojects, and social audits.

Facilitating partners (FPs) will provide training and capacity support to district hokimiyats, MCA executive committees and MDUs to increase citizen participation, transparency, and accountability throughout the RIDP implementation cycle by mobilizing, training and deploying Qishloq Facilitators and Qishloq Engineers overseen and supported by technical specialists. FPs will also provide technical assistance to the PIU on topics including community mobilization and capacity building and rural water supply and sanitation.

The purpose of the FP RIDP Project Manager is to provide strong leadership to the Facilitating Partner (FP) team, and:

  • to represent the FP to all key stakeholders;
  • to ensure strong cooperation with the MoED;
  • to act as a liaison between the MoED and field-level staff, and provide advice to the MoED on improving project implementation;
  • to act how to strengthen the role of Mahalla Development Units (MDUs) and Mahalla Citizens’ Assemblies (MCAs);
  • to develop and implement the work plan and methodology for community mobilization activities.

Main responsabilities :

  • Provide overall project leadership, including representing the FP in all aspects of implementation and vis-à-vis all key stakeholders.
  • Prepare and submit high-quality reports to the MoED PIU in a timeline manner.
  • Ensure strong cooperation with the MoED PIU on all aspects of implementation and contract management, and with the World Bank project team.
  • Advise the MoED PIU on opportunities to refine and improve the project implementation cycle based on feedback from field staff.
  • Coordinate closely with the MoED PIU opportunities to strengthen the role of MDUs and MCAs to carry out activities in support of the GoU’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
  • Develop and implement the work plan and methodology for community mobilization activities that minimize risks associated with COVID-19 and are in line with prevailing norms and regulations for public gatherings and social distancing.
Expected skills and qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in rural development or similar field;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience managing community-based, rural development or similar projects;
  • Prior experience managing donor-financed projects, and the associated fiduciary requirements and processes; prior experience working on World Bank-financed projects is a plus
  • Prior experience in community mobilization and communications;
  • Sound technical, analytical and report writing skills;
  • Experiencing interacting with Government structures, senior government officials, and representatives of international organizations;
  • Fluency in English, and/or Uzbek languages is an advantage;
  • Prior experience working in the Ferghana Valley of Uzbekistan is desirable
Conditions
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
How to apply:

Please send us your application to the email adresse : tashkent.administration@acted.org, with the ref : KE1/KYR

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Extensive resume detailing their background, and experiences in the same field of expertise
  • Copy of their ID
  • The Questionnaire attached filed in, and signed hereby agreeing on the use of their personal data for the selection process and the contacting phase if selected
  • The present ToRs initialled on each page

Applying to this advertisement does not guarantee to be selected for an interview, nor the award of a contract.

The selected expert will be contracted through an ACTED regular service provision contract including KPIs only if ACTED is granted the related project by the donor.

Further detailed conditions with regard to this assignment will be negotiated with the successful candidate upon award of the grant by the donor. All experts engaged with ACTED are subject to safety & security rules, and mandatory insurance provisions.

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Kyrgyzstan: Chief Training and Institutional Development Specialist – Andijan and Ferghana Regions OR Namangan Region

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:27:55 +0000

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 4 Jan 2021
ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Kyrgyzstan

ACTED has been present in Kyrgyzstan since 1999, with a coordination office in the capital Bishkek and two operational bases in Osh and Batken, in the South of the country. ACTED’s interventions focus on disasters risk reduction, economic development, local governance and the promotion of peaceful dialogue and cooperation in both rural and urban areas throughout Chuy, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, Issyk-Kul and Batken.

You will be in charge of

The Rural Infrastructure Development Project (RIDP) is implemented by the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (MoED) with financing from the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The development objective of the RIDP is to (i) improve the quality of basic infrastructure and (ii) strengthen participatory local governance processes in Selected Qishloqs, where participatory local governance refers to inclusive community participation in needs assessments as well as the planning, prioritization, and selection of subproject investments, and oversight activities including the monitoring of procurement, subprojects, and social audits.

Facilitating partners (FPs) will provide training and capacity support to district hokimiyats, Mahalla Citizens’ Assembly (MCA) executive committees and Mahalla Development Units (MDUs) to increase citizen participation, transparency, and accountability throughout the RIDP implementation cycle by mobilizing, training and deploying Qishloq Facilitators and Qishloq Engineers overseen and supported by technical specialists. FPs will also provide technical assistance to the PIU on topics including community mobilization and capacity building and rural water supply and sanitation.

The Chief Training and Institutional Development Specialist is part of the Facilitating Partner (FP) team and reports directly to the FP Project Manager.

The purpose of the Chief Training and Institutional Development Specialist is to oversee the recruitment, training and management of Qishloq Facilitators. Qishloq Facilitators (QFs) shall work in teams (one man and one woman) in the qishloqs to establish Mahalla Development Units (MDUs), facilitate various participatory planning and exercises and the production of Qishloq Development Plans (QDPs), and support Mahalla Citizens’ Assemblies and Mahalla Development Units in RIDP-related activities. QFs will have to be well trained in capacity building, facilitation, analysis, planning, and mobilization. The Chief Training and Institutional Development Specialist will oversee the work of the QFs and ensure the quality of their work.

Main responsabilities :

  • Oversee the recruitment, training and deployment of qishloq facilitators and the quality of their work;
  • Ensure that RIDP principles, procedures and processes are communicated clearly to stakeholders at all levels;
  • Develop awareness-raising and training materials covering the subject processes included in the POM and Community Mobilization Manual;
  • Train FP staff, RIDP qishloq facilitators, and qishloq engineers;
  • Ensure that qishoq facilitators support MDUs and MCAs such that RIDP objectives of inclusivity, gender sensitivity and sustainability are achieved;
  • Identify opportunities to link MDUs with GoU programs and services.
  • Provide regular training and capacity support to qishloq facilitators (classroom and on-the-job) on topics covered in the POM to improve the quality of the facilitation support provided in each RIDP target regions;
  • Oversee the work of Qishloq Facilitation teams in the field and update and revise communications and training materials based on field experience and observations.
  • Develop training curriculum and train QFs to facilitate MDUs and MCAs to map pandemic, natural disaster, and climate change-related risks and identify risk-resilient infrastructure investments.
Expected skills and qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in rural development or similar field;
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant work experience in senior positions related to community mobilization; training design, delivery and assessment; capacity building for community-based institutions in large-scale community-based development or local service delivery projects;
  • Strong working knowledge of community mobilization approaches needed to ensure the participations of women, youth, the poor, and other vulnerable groups;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying tools and approaches in the field of social accountability, including the use of social audits, score cards, or similar approaches;
  • Demonstrated experience developing training, communications and awareness-raising materials;
  • Demonstrated experience as a trainer of trainers;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and/or Russian languages; Uzbek language is an advantage;
  • Prior experience working in the Ferghana Valley of Uzbekistan is desirable.
Conditions
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
How to apply:

Please send us your application to the email adresse : tashkent.administration@acted.org, with the ref**: KE2/KYR**

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Extensive resume detailing their background, and experiences in the same field of expertise
  • Copy of their ID
  • The Questionnaire attached filed in, and signed hereby agreeing on the use of their personal data for the selection process and the contacting phase if selected
  • The present ToRs initialled on each page

Applying to this advertisement does not guarantee to be selected for an interview, nor the award of a contract.

The selected expert will be contracted through an ACTED regular service provision contract including KPIs only if ACTED is granted the related project by the donor.

Further detailed conditions with regard to this assignment will be negotiated with the successful candidate upon award of the grant by the donor.

All experts engaged with ACTED are subject to safety & security rules, and mandatory insurance provisions.

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Lead Construction Management Engineer

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:27:38 +0000

Country: Zimbabwe
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 21 Dec 2020

** Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. 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. With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

Background Information

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the World Bank (WB)has allocated up to US$ 72 million and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a further US$ 25 million to finance recovery projects for Zimbabwe. The projects cater to both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to establish multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm.

General Background of Project / Assignment

The Zimbabwe Hurricane Idai Recovery Programme (ZIRP) will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several Island states.

Project

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe. The project addresses both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to manage the WB funds and has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and UNOPS is also implementing part of those funds to support the delivery of community infrastructures in different sector (labor intensive roads; small health facilities; schools; irrigation schemes; etc.). This component has been set up as a specific project under UNOPS system with a dedicated Project Manager.

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Purpose and Scope of Assignment **

The Lead Construction Management Engineer will work directly under the Community Infrastructure Project Manager’s supervision to effectively manage the project implementation team and the different field operations. S/he will be expected to maintain and strengthen relationships with key government counterparts at different levels, as well as relevant UN agencies.

** Functional Responsibilities

Activity Planning

  • Provide the Project Manager (PM), with coherent work plans (weekly, monthly and semester wise) for each infrastructure component;
  • At each milestone and project review stages, review progress with the teams and adjust activity plans to mitigate delays and changes;
  • Assist the Project Manager in managing the different field teams through the organization of regular periodic meetings, technical guidance on implementation, government and community engagement;
  • Report to the Project Manager any issues on the established work plans;
  • Provide guidance on UNOPS sustainable infrastructure approach to the field teams.

Project Execution:

  • Ensure work plans are followed at the field level. Set up a management system for tracking performance and making staff accountable for their outputs;
  • Alongside the PM and the Field Team, the Lead Construction Management Engineer will ensure that the planned activities are conducted in time and provide leadership to all field operations;
  • Escalate to the PM any risks, issues and provide solutions from the ground. The Lead Construction Management Engineer will be solution focused and team oriented in order to rally both the UNOPS project support team with the Field Implementation Teams;
  • Tasks, objectives, and work plans will be made clear to the Field teams;
  • It is the Lead Construction Management Engineer’s responsibility to ensure that the Field teams follow their work plans and deliver accordingly;
  • Ensure that the implementation of community infrastructure (including contracting of labor, procurement of goods, development of designs, etc.) is in accordance with UNOPS Rules and Regulations;
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of works in different sectors;
  • Lead the utilization of Operational Advances on the field and their correct utilization according to UNOPS rules;
  • Lead and oversee successful procurement processes for all construction processes, specifically as it relates to shopping processes for small field offices supplies, construction tools, etc.;
  • Oversee implementation of construction as per design approved by the Design Review Team and lead the interaction for any potential design changes in accordance with UNOPS Design Planning Manual;
  • Ensure the strict compliance with all UNOPS Health Safety Social & Environment policies for all works implemented and act as lead resource on the field;
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and build capacity of the project team including engineers and interns.

Project Control:

  • Monitor all project activities in relation to the respective project work plans and take corrective action, when necessary, to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of project outputs;
  • Maintain and contribute to the project communication system to facilitate the dissemination of information and reports to all key stakeholders;
  • Participate in the preparation and monitoring of project progress and other reports (including risk logs, issues log, lessons learned, etc.);
  • Ensure all supporting documents are collected from the field to support requests for payment, OA (Operational Advance) and reconciliation, etc.;
  • Ensure daily labor are contracted following UNOPS rules.

Other

  • Represent the PM and UNOPS at coordination meetings, community groups and meetings as delegated, especially in relation to the community infrastructure implementation progress and challenges faced.

** Education

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related fields is required;
  • Advanced University degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related fields will be an added advantage.

** Experience

  • At least seven (7) years of working experience in team management in remote areas is required. This position is a field based position and requires a dynamic approach to work, the candidate must be outgoing and ready to tackle challenges on the field;

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience managing infrastructure works with a labor intensive approach in different sectors is required;

  • Experience with UNOPS Procurement Regulations and Rules is an added advantage;

  • Experience with UNOPS is an asset.

  • Experience in managing/supervising construction activities with community infrastructures preferably in schools, health facilities, roads, bridges, markets, etc. is an asset.

** Languages

Fluency in written and oral English language is required.

** Competencies

Strategic Perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

** Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

  • This position is based in a family duty station.

** Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA

Contract level: I-ICA 2
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offe...

** Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx...

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DDG HMA Advisor – Quality Management and Training Specialist

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:26:14 +0000

Country: Ukraine
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 20 Dec 2020

The Danish Refugee Council and the Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently seeking a highly qualified and motivated Quality Management and Training Specialist (QM and Training Specialist) for its growing Humanitarian Mine Action portfolio in Ukraine. We appreciate devotion and team building, and we welcome you to join our efforts in building capacities that will support human security and peace building.

About the job

As the QM and Training Specialist, your primary function will be to manage all programmatic quality issues and ensure all technical/HMA assets are trained to a high standard. DRC-DDG will rely on your ideas and technical input to revisions of National Mine Action Standards and HMA legislation in country. You will coordinate closely with other stakeholders for capacity building of national authorities and coordinate the training needs. As well, as the Training Specialist, you will develop Training Management Plans and act as the prime trainer for DRC-DDG.

The QM and Training Specialist will be based in Severodonetsk, Eastern Ukraine and travels mainly to areas where DRC-DDG demining & BAC teams operate, to the national training centers and to Kyiv where DRC-DDG headquarters is located. As QM and Training Specialist, you will plan your activities closely with the Operations Manager based in Severodonetsk and Head of Mission based in Kyiv. You directly report to Operations Manager and keep a technical line with to DDG’s Global Senior Technical Advisor and Medical Global Advisor.

The QM and Training Specialist does not keep any line management role but you work very closely with other Technical Advisors, national Demining Supervisors, Officers and other demining team members.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, amend and revise country-specific Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) for all DDG activities in accordance with DDG Generic Operations Procedures, (GOP) Ukrainian National Standards and IMAS
  • Develop Training Management Plans (TMP) and directly conduct and oversee training courses for all HMA activities. (Includes NTS, manual, mechanical demining, and BAC)
  • Design and implement an Internal Quality Management structure that ensures all DDG assets surpass National Standards with a view to encouraging a ‘continual improvement’ attitude within the organisation
  • Recruit, train, command and capacity develop an Internal QA/QC team that will be able to conduct QA/QC activities with minimum supervision within a 12month timeframe (subject to available funding)
  • Ensure compliance with medical support SOPs, and ensure a proper level of medical training for all staff according to DDG Medical SOP and TMP
  • Weekly reporting on all QA/QC activities, reporting any positive/negative trends and recommendations for improvement
  • Review all HMA reports, such as progress, NTS, suspension and task handover reports
  • Compile and maintain DRC-DDG Free From Explosive (FFE) items register and certification
  • Support the process of official accreditation and licensing of DDG in Ukraine, according to newly-released legislative requirements
  • Assist the programme for revision of NMAS in Ukraine as a part of the Working Group under Mine Action Sub-cluster

  • Other relevant tasks as assigned by the DDG Operations Manager

Reporting Lines

The Quality Management & Training Specialist will report direct to the DDG Operations Manager - Ukraine-

Qualifications

· A minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience at international level with a minimum 5 years experience working with humanitarian international NGOs or similar international body, within the Mine Action sector is required

· Hands-on experience of training, supervising and deploying manual demining & BAC teams is required

· Extensive experience in HMA Quality Management is required

· Knowledge of and practical experience with a range of hand-held detectors, such as the Minelab F3, Ebinger UPEX 740M, CEIA CMD, Vallon VMR3 / VMC, for the purposes of manual demining is essential

· Minimum of IMAS EOD Level III certification, or equivalent from an Internationally recognised technical school (Military or Civilian) is required with proven experience to support level of EOD III

· Proven experience in drafting SOPs is required

· Proven experience in designing and delivering technical training is required

· International Certification/Qualifications in Quality Management highly desirable

· Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills required

· A high degree of computer literacy in all MS Office programs is required

· Work experience in programme management, including representation, technical supervision of staff, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable

· Knowledge of advanced trauma care is highly desirable

· Ukrainian and/or Russian language skills are highly desirable

· Work experience from within the region (Eastern Europe) is desirable

· International Driving license (manual gearbox) required

Personal competencies

• Capacity to work independently

• Courage and integrity

· A positive and problem-solving attitude and ability to get things done in spite of a challenging political and insecure environment

· Innovative and creative thinking with strong analytical and reporting skills

· Political and cultural sensitivity, as well as a diplomatic, tactful, and flexible interpersonal style

· Ability to exude calmness and patience in high stress situations

· Proven ability to function well in a potentially volatile and sometimes stressful environment

· A strong team player with a willingness to assume Technical Advisor and/or Operations Manager position short term in times of Expatriate Staff leave periods

· Medically and physically fit for duty in austere environments

Conditions

Duty station: Severodonetsk, with regular travel to other regions. The position is unaccompanied and the candidate must be prepared to live and work in an isolated environment for longer periods of time with limited recreational and social facilities. Simple accommodation is provided for the duration of the contract.

Contract: 1st Jan 2021 until 31st Dec 2021, with possibility of an extension, depending on funding and performance.

Salary at Band G non-management and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Start date: 1st Jan 2021

Further information

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website http://www.danishdemininggroup.dk/ and http://www.drc.dk/.**

How to apply:

Application and CV

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV and cover letter, in English will be considered.

Do not apply if you do not have the necessary experience and qualifications.

All qualifications/certification submitted will be screened.

IMPORTANT: We only accept applications sent via our on-line system at www.drc.dk under Vacancies or apply by following the link https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationForm/SinglePageApplicationForm.aspx?cid=1036&departmentId=19100&ProjectId=160488&MediaId=5

Please remember to upload a letter of application and your CV. CV-only applications will not be considered.

APPLICATIONS SENT DIRECTLY BY EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Applications are to be sent to no later than 2200hours (GMT) 20th December 2020.

Due to the urgency of filling this position DRC-DDG may conduct interviews prior to the closing date and reserves the right to employ any selected candidate with immediate effect.

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Project Officer

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:24:23 +0000

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Sightsavers
Closing date: 13 Dec 2020

Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work.

Project Delivery Officer, Integrated Work Planning and Reporting

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK (flexible locations and working arrangements within the UK will be considered)

Salary: c£29,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2022

Sightsavers are seeking an organised, focused Project Officer (Project Delivery Officer, Integrated Work Planning and Reporting) to join the Programme Optimisation Unit (POU) within the wider Ascend multi-partner programme. The Project Delivery Officer will work closely with the POU Team Lead to provide direct programme support to country teams. This would be an excellent next step for an individual who already has programme support experience working within a multiple country project and a background in international development.

About the project

Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ascend) is a multi-partner programme that makes significant contributions to the control and elimination of five Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) i.e. onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths across 13 West African countries.

Sightsavers is the lead supplier for Ascend West & Central Africa and carries overall responsible for accomplishing the Ascend deliverables in line with contractual agreements set within the consortium structure. We are in year two of a three-year integrated programme of work

About the role

The Project Delivery Officer will provide vital support to the team, ensuring planning and internal reporting of integrated NTD activities together with the designated country principal organisation and relevant Government Departments in all countries that are part of the Ascend West & Central Africa programme. It is responsible for:

· Providing direct programme support to country teams on the roll out of integrated NTD planning and internal reporting including the use of all Ascend management and programme implementation tools and protocols

· Coordinating internal progress reporting

· Supporting contract management and engagement

· Providing content for the communications, knowledge innovation and learning teams

· Day to day management of integrated planning systems and tools and internal reporting aspects of the programme

· Delivering timely, evidence based internal reports

· Problem solving

· Providing quick responses to emerging planning and internal reporting challenges

The position will be based in the UK with national and international travel, up to 12 weeks per year. This is a really involved role, please read the job description for further details.

About you

We are looking for a proactive and responsive individual who already has programme/ project experience within international development. You will have:

· a degree in international development or related subject (ideally public health or international development) or equivalent experience

· strong written and spoken English and French

· experience working and supporting staff in different contexts (face to face, online)

· an understanding of international development issues and a commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people

· an understanding of cultural and ethnically sensitive issues.

· a demonstrated ability to think quickly, responsively and effectively to communicate information, practices, concepts and ideas to a non-technical audience

· excellent organisational skills with the ability to identify important issues and communicate these effectively to colleagues

· the ability to work with multiple stakeholders in a global team

· the ability to manage multiple tasks and work with multiple teams simultaneously

· strong Microsoft Office skills

· the ability to prioritise work in a fast paced, changing environment

Benefits

In addition to having offices an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

Please submit your application via our recruitment portal by following the links.

Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2021

How to apply:

Please follow the link and submit an application via our online recruitment portal https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/sightsavers/vms/e/sightsavers/positions/bt...

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