United States of America: IT Support Consultant

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

ICAP is seeking a consultant to provide targeted IT support, with a focus on SharePoint/Office365 system administration and troubleshooting, on an ongoing as-needed basis.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Getting quickly up to speed on the ICAP Online system and the IT operating environment in which ICAP works in order to serve as a technical liaison between ICAP system users/admin(s) and MSPH IT and CUMC IT stakeholders as needed
  • Supporting individual ICAP Online users with troubleshooting Office/Sharepoint issues on their local computers as they arise
  • Supporting installation of O365 desktop applications as needed, in collaboration with MSPH/CUMC IT as necessary
  • Supporting users in initiating and following up on process of transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 operating system (actual implementation completed by MSPH/CUMC IT)
  • Support interaction with Microsoft as needed through support tickets, in collaboration with MSPH/CUIT as necessary

EDUCATION

  • BA/BS in relevant field, advanced degree and/or certifications preferred

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated expertise/experience (5 plus) in the following areas:
  • Windows, MS Sharepoint, Office365 system administration
  • Communication and problem-solving capabilities in complex organizational settings
  • User troubleshooting support
  • Availability for regular on-site support, meetings, etc. at the ICAP New York office
  • NGO or university experience would be a plus
  • Experience with third-party customized Sharepoint-based platforms would be a plus

How to apply:

All applicants should submit their CV & Cover Letter with the subject title “IT Support Consultant” to icap-hr@columbia.edu.

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United States of America: Project Director

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of this opportunity is to provide high-quality technical assistance (TA) related to strategic information (SI) for PEPFAR and Global Fund-supported global health activities, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

This position is grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure effective implementation and coordination of technical assistance activities and monitor progress toward achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • Lead a team of technical experts in the design of TA interventions for M&E, data quality, surveillance, health information systems (HIS), data triangulation, cascade analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS), including but not limited to laboratory data, program data, surveillance and survey data, and other cross-cutting care, treatment, and TB/HIV data linkage activities.
  • Actively participate in the design of technical support for statistical, modeling and geospatial analysis.
  • Ensure the quality and maximum sustainability of all initiatives through effective in-service training and capacity building programs.
  • Lead annual work planning processes and contribute to strategic planning meetings held with CDC, host government entities and others at international and national levels.
  • Inform policy development to support strengthening SI.
  • Represent the project in all matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including forging productive alliances and interactions with the most senior-level representatives of partner institutions.
  • Manage a diverse project team of qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals.
  • Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Drive use of data to track program quality, program outcomes and through targeted evaluations, assess
    programmatic impact on project goals, in partnership with SI Unit.
  • Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems, review outputs for quality control.
  • Utilize expertise in strategic information systems and human resources management to support capacity building activities.
  • Ensure that all technical project reports and written/oral materials, including but not limited to success stories and project briefs, are produced on time, with accuracy and are data driven.
  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including the donor, government officials, and other implementing partners through written and oral presentations and briefs

EDUCATION

  • Advanced degree in epidemiology, public health or related field, PhD preferred.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of experience in design and implementation of HIV SI or related public health programs in a resource-limited context
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa required
  • Demonstrated experience working with M&E, HIS, laboratory data, program data, surveillance and survey data, HIVcare and treatment data, TB/HIV data linkage, and modeling and geospatial analysis preferred
  • Strong familiarity and command of USG regulations and compliance
  • Proven record of superb management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage large, complex projects across multi-country settings
  • Experience with PEPFAR policy program planning and design, CDC programs preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic travel to support project planning and implementation.

How to apply:

Please combine your CV and cover letter into a single document, and save as “1951_yourlastname.” Send by email with subject title, “1951 Project Director” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu

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India: Urgently Looking for an NGO in Assam/West Bengal for Conducting a Baseline Survey among Tea Garden Workers

Organization: Human Development Research Centre
Country: India
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

HDRC Singapore as Technical Expert Agency is planning to participate in a bid for conducting a survey on Violence against Women of female tea garden workers in selected tea estates in Assam. In this connection We are looking for an NGO who will conduct the survey work. The Study design, Data Collection Protocols will be prepared and shared by Technical Expert Agency, while the the Implementing NGO will prepare the implementation plan, work plan, recruit the data collectors experienced using PDA/ Tablets for real time data collection, provide tanning and logistical support to field workers as well as translating the data collection instruments from English to Indian National Language/ State Language of the study location (in case it is necessary). The NGO needs to have at least 3 years experience of conducting real time survey/data collection as well as monitoring the whole process.

How to apply:

Interested NGOs are requested to express of interest letter along with their profile to Avijit Poddar at poddaravijit@gmail.com before 17:00 hrs Indian Standard Time by 18 July 2018.

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Germany: Project Manager East Africa (div/f/m)

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Germany
Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

Project Manager East Africa (div/f/m)

for the Africa Programme at the Berghof Foundation

Application Deadline: 05 August 2018

Main tasks:

  • Coordinate and implement activities related to a high-level political dialogue process;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the implementation of activities and to the team and partners;
  • Background research on a variety of dialogue relevant topics in connection with the project;
  • Liaise with conflict stakeholders, project partners, researchers and international actors as well as German political actors;
  • Liaise with, and oversee reporting to donors;
  • Coordinate and steer programme management activities;
  • Budget planning and tracking;
  • Writing concept notes and project proposals.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as peace and conflict studies, international relations, or political science;
  • Appropriate professional experience in a relevant field;
  • Solid project management experience, including managing donor and partner relations, and strong networking skills;
  • Strong regional knowledge on the Horn of Africa and relevant work experience in the region, expertise on the Gulf countries is a strong asset;
  • Work experience in the field of peace mediation and political dialogue is a strong asset;
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and German, knowledge in Arabic is desirable;
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Additional Skills:

  • Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong empathetic and intercultural skills;
  • Ability to work under time-pressure and to prioritize;
  • Curiosity, passion and perseverance.

The full-time position (40hrs/week) will be based in Berlin, Germany for a period of 24 months (extendable), starting as soon as possible. On-site support and frequent travel to East Africa as well as within Europe is required.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 05 August 2018 through our online application system:

https://www.berghof-foundation.org/about-us/jobs/

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Lebanon: Executive Assistant to the Director General (IRS) – Beirut, Lebanon

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Main purpose of position

Reporting to the Director General and working closely with the members of the Senior Management Team, the Executive Assistant to the Director General provides high-level support and advice to the Director General, with particular emphasis on the Director General’s advocacy and executive communication function. The Executive Assistant acts as a primary liaison with internal and external stakeholders on matters pertaining to the Office of the Director General.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The Executive Assistant to the Director General will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyze and synthesize information, emerging and future trends, and advise the Director General on substantive developments in the area of agricultural research for development that impact on the agenda of ICARDA;

  • Working in close coordination with the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Outreach, plan and co-ordinate the Director General’s advocacy and other high-level activities to promote ICARDA and seek new funding opportunities;

  • Assist the Director General with the planning and preparation of missions, including clear and succinct briefing material, documentation, and presentations;

  • Prepare Director General’s speeches and key points for a variety of fora, and draft executive correspondence, coordinating with the relevant functions as may be required;

  • Working with relevant Directors and Unit Heads, forecast and plan strategic opportunities for the Director General to engage with key stakeholders;

  • Facilitate cross-functional communication with the Office of the Director General;

  • Monitor and Provide regular updates to the Director General on important organizational changes and other initiatives;

  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director General, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature, and determine appropriate referral or response;

  • Participate as representative of the DG in the Research Coordination Committee meetings;

  • Act as the Secretary of the Senior Management Team, assisting the DG in scheduling meetings, coordinating the development of the agenda, and writing minutes of the meetings.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

· An advanced degree in a scientific discipline, e.g. agricultural development, agricultural economics, International Relations, Communication, Political Sciences;

· Five to eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international agricultural development or related field, working in an international setting;

· Good understanding of the issues related to ICARDA’s mission such as agricultural development, food security, sustainable agriculture; climate change;

· Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and audiences at different levels and of different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds;

· Issues management and crisis communications experience;

· Excellent priority setting, planning and organization skills;

· Ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy;

· Highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office software package;

· Outstanding verbal and written English, combined with the ability to synthesize complex information in concise and clear language and in PowerPoint presentations for a variety of audiences;

· Excellent skills in negotiation, networking, advocacy, and lobbying;

· High political awareness and good judgment to handle sensitive and confidential matters.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Knowledge of Arabic or French;
  • Work experience or qualifications in advocacy and/or executive communication;
  • Knowledge of CGIAR System.

Personal qualities

  • Collaborative and team-oriented;
  • Strategic thinker;
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and with a high degree of autonomy;

  • An upbeat and enthusiastic attitude;

  • Strong work ethics and integrity;

  • Commitment to ICARDA mission.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, five months’ maternity leave, 15 days’ paternity leave. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to continued need for the position and satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

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

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

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 31 July 2018 or until the position is filled

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Egypt: Assistant to the Deputy Director General – Research (NRS) – Cairo, Egypt

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

Main purpose of position

The Assistant to the Deputy Director General-Research (DDG-R) will provide technical and administrative support to the DDG-R, including researching, assembling and summarizing scientific information, preparing presentations, supporting with administrative and logistical services.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

· Assist the Deputy Director General (DDG-R) with the preparation and managing of meeting organized by the DDG-R, including coordinating the development of the agenda, logistical arrangements, drafting of reports or minutes of the meetings, and their final dissemination;

· Assist the DDG-R with monitoring and following up on the various initiatives and important matters under his responsibilities;

· Research and summarize scientific information for the use of the DDG-R, e.g. presentations at scientific meeting and conferences, and prepare PowerPoint presentations tailored for different needs and audiences, and other communication material as may be required;

· Manage all administrative matters pertaining to the Office of the DDG-R, including establishing and effective filing system, preparation of travel authorizations; leave requests, and expense claims, using the UWB system;

· Act as the contact person in the DDG-R Office and effectively manage requests for information and queries from within and outside ICARDA;

· Draft responses to various official correspondences;

· Facilitate communication, and work closely with the offices of Programs Directors and other Managers reporting to the DDGR;

· Perform any other tasks assigned by the DDGR.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

· Master degree in Agricultural Sciences or other scientific discipline relevant to ICARDA research, with minimum 5 years’ experience in a comparable role; a Bachelor degree is accepted if complemented by substantive additional years of relevant experience, or substantive formal training certifications.

· Experience in providing technical and administrative support to senior management, including experience in an international and multicultural setting;

· Good understanding of organizational processes and procedures;

· Excellent command of written and spoken English;

· Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and web applications;

· Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment;

· Excellent time-management and organizational skills;

· A collaborative and team-oriented approach to work;

· Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision;

· High degree of integrity, discretion and confidentiality.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

· Knowledge of Arabic and/or French

· Work experience in a research for development organization.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by July 16, 2018

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

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

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Morocco: Accountant – Rabat, Morocco (NRS)

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Morocco
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Main purpose of position

The position is responsible for processing, recording, summarizing, analyzing and reporting on the financial transactions of the ICARDA’s Office in Rabat, Morocco. The position is responsible for ensuring that the financial accounts and reports comply with the policies and procedures of ICARDA.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The incumbent will report to the Office Manager and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the operational teams through the delivery of high-quality financial services, as per agreed service level standards;

  • Work with the Finance Team in Rabat and in Cairo to ensure that all financial transactions in Rabat Office are processed through ICARDA’s accounting system, and that complete and accurate information are entered in a timely manner;

  • Ensure that the processing of financial transactions is carried out in accordance with ICARDA policies and in compliance with Moroccan laws and regulations;

  • Ensure that adequate, complete and properly authorized supporting documentation of the office’s transactions is maintained;

  • Collect, analyze, summarize and report on account information;

  • Liaise with the internal and external auditors reviewing financial transactions and reports;

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual closing and reporting of financial accounts;

  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Office Manager – Rabat Office.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Accounting.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the performing accounting function;
  • Proficiency in the use of ERPs databases and financial packages is a must;
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, especially advanced application of Excel is a must;
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under tight deadlines;
  • Accuracy and attention to details;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build effective work relationships in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and working knowledge of Arabic and French.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Certified Public Account or Chartered Accountant designation;
  • experience in Unit 4 or Agresso system;
  • Experience with an international organization;

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is a nationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, five months’ maternity leave, 15 days’ paternity leave. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

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

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

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT OF THE VACANCY ADVERTISED IN JANUARY 2018. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT TO APPLY AGAIN.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by July 31, 2018

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United States of America: Communications Specialist – COMMU01242-00001

Organization: US Institute of Peace
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Aug 2018

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

We are a nonpartisan institute chartered by Congress to tackle the world’s toughest problems. Working in conflict zones around the world, our staff advise and support the military, government officials and community leaders – to promote knowledge and practices that prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers. The Institute is headquartered in Washington DC with staff working in 22 different countries, at any given time up to 20% of the staff could be deployed working in the field.

JOB BRIEF

The Communications Specialist works in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) and assists with the regular maintenance of all USIP’s digital communications channels, including USIP.org, social media, email marketing and other digitally-produced material. The position works closely with and will coordinate with the Online Communications Manager and Managing Editor.

ESTIMATED SALARY RANGE

Grade 09, $56K – $65K

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Offers of employment are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity and amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Email Marketing

  • Coordinate the workflow, production, testing and final dissemination of USIP email newsletters, announcements, event invitations and other marketing tools.
  • Formulate and maintain various performance reports and dashboards and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Use contact database (Salesforce) to generate email distribution lists; run regular re-engagement and email preference campaigns at pre-determined intervals to maintain and assure data integrity.
  • Train program staff on the use of an email marketing platform (Marketing Cloud/Exact Target).
  • Maintain email marketing calendar.
  • Liaise with e-mail marketing vendors as needed.
  • Serve as the primary point person for all email marketing inquires.

Website

  • Monitor and update USIP.org in close coordination with the Managing Editor and Digital Communications Manager.
  • Review and prioritize requests. Add relevant links and test for quality assurance before publishing.
  • Coordinate with the Creative Unit on selecting and editing photos or creating original graphics and images for the USIP website.
  • Liaise with Human Resources to maintain the public staff directory.
  • Format and troubleshoot all online registration forms (events, newsletter memberships, etc.) in close coordination with the Events Strategist and Salesforce Specialist.
  • Train program staff on the use of a website updates request system (Quickbase).
  • Help troubleshoot and resolve website-related problems.
  • Liaise with web development vendors as needed.
  • Serve as the primary contact for all website inquiries.

Social Media

  • Oversee the daily operations of USIP’s social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. Ensure that USIP content is cross-promoted on USIP social media sites and that USIP’s social media sites are closely coordinated with USIP priorities and the USIP website.
  • Advise on and implement social media strategy and enforce USIP’s social media policy.
  • Monitor and regularly report on performance statistics from USIP’s social media sites.
  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of social media events for USIP, including Facebook Live, Twitter chats and live-tweeting USIP events, expert testimony, events featuring USIP staff, etc.
  • Monitor user-generated content posted to USIP’s social media sites and respond as necessary.
  • Stay apprised of and make recommendations regarding emerging opportunities in social media.
  • Serve as the primary contact for all inquiries on social media sites.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals of countries listed in a U.S. Collective Defense Arrangement per the Department of State. To see a list of those countries, go to http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/collectivedefense/index.htm.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on communications, marketing, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • Minimum of three years similar experience.
  • Experience using a content management system (preferably Drupal) and email marketing software (preferably Marketing Cloud/Exact Target).
  • Experience using email marketing and social media to pursue organizational goals.
  • Knowledge of photo editing software (preferably Adobe Photoshop) and HTML editors is preferred.
  • Must have familiarity with and demonstrated interest in web standards, including accessibility and usability, as well as best practices and procedures within the industry.
  • Understanding of CRM database systems (preferably Salesforce) is preferred.
  • Must have ability to analyze problems and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Must have excellent writing skills and command of the English language.
  • Must have a keen attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, work independently and in collaboration with team members and with staff across the Institute.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:
https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=a1ceb85d912941fead4c6b5bbabe448d

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France: Coordinateur (trice) de projets internationaux

Organization: Bioforce Institute
Country: France
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

CONTEXTE DU POSTE

L’Institut Bioforce recherche pour son siège de Vénissieux (69), son ou sa Coordinateur (trice) de projets internationaux. Vous assurez la coordination générale des projets et le développement de nouveaux projets internationaux.

Points forts de ce poste ? De nombreux contacts humains, des missions variées, le tout dans un environnement international, stimulant, et porteur de valeurs

Plus d’infos sur l’Institut Bioforce : www.institutbioforce.fr

LES ACTIVITES DU POSTE
Au sein du département projets et sous la responsabilité du Directeur des opérations, vous aurez pour missions d’ :

Assurer la coordination et l’ingénierie de projets internationaux

  • Garantir la qualité des activités mises en œuvre et leur adéquation avec les objectifs généraux des projets

  • Assurer le développement stratégique des projets : validation des documents de référence et cadrage des projets (diagnostic, planification, suivi, évaluation)

  • Coordonner et suivre le lancement et la mise en œuvre des projets (suivi planning, activités, mobilisation des ressources)

  • Développer, formaliser et suivre les partenariats techniques et opérationnels

  • Gérer la relation avec les bailleurs de fonds et coordonner la rédaction des comptes rendus d’activités et financiers aux bailleurs

  • Assurer le suivi budgétaire et la gestion de la sécurité liée aux projets

Assurer le développement de nouveaux projets

  • Identifier les bailleurs potentiels et effectuer une veille sur les appels d’offres/projets; développement de nouveaux projets

  • Participer à la réponse aux appels d’offres et appels à propositions/ demandes de subventions

  • Rechercher des partenariats et financements/rédiger les propositions de projets/Contractualiser les financements

Assurer le management et la gestion des ressources humaines (terrain et siège) de l’équipe projet

Contribuer aux développements et à l’élaboration des axes stratégiques et budgétaires du département projets

Profil souhaité

CONNAISSANCES & EXPERIENCES
Vous justifiez d’une expérience professionnelle de 5 ans minimum dont 3 ans en gestion de projets humanitaires. Vous avez de solides connaissances du secteur de la solidarité internationale et des bailleurs de fonds.

Vous maitrisez le cycle de projets et avez la capacité de coordonner plusieurs projets à la fois.

Vous avez une connaissance et/ou expérience des dispositifs de financement de l’UE pour l’humanitaire et le développement

Vous maitrisez l’anglais couramment à l’écrit comme à l’oral (rédaction de proposal, représentation de Bioforce etc).

FORMATION
Vous justifiez d’une formation de niveau Bac + 5 type Master en gestion de projet / relations internationales / sciences politiques.

QUALITES
Vous êtes une personne organisée et réactive. Vous avez de bonnes capacités relationnelles et rédactionnelles. Vous savez gérer les priorités.

Conditions

DATE D’INTEGRATION : 5/11/2018

STATUT : Salarié cadre salaire selon profil/grille de rémunération, tickets restaurant, mutuelle et 6 semaines de congés payés + 10 RTT

CONTRAT : CDI

LOCALISATION : Institut Bioforce, 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945, 69694 Vénissieux Cedex **

How to apply:

Merci de transmettre votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par mail, en indiquant en objet la référence et l’intitulé de l’offre, à Noémie Roussel, chargée des ressources humaines à l’adresse rh@institutbioforce.fr

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Kenya: Data Manager, KEMRI-WELLCOME TRUST,Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

JOB PURPOSE:

To undertake operational management of all data collected or linked to epidemiological malaria surveillance in the field study sites in Junju, Pinglikani and Ngerenya. To research and develop documentation on methods to ensure that electronic data management is GCP compliant. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and maintaining data collection tools, and developing data bases.

Description:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manage tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, organizing, and archiving data. Collect, archive and adequately backup all data relevant to thea
    • Dispensary Malaria Monitoring (SSC 2617)
    • Systems Immunology Studies of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Susceptibility in Kilifi County, SSC 3149- Malaria Surveillance Field Team, complete with documentation, in a timely and systematic manner. This will include data directly collected prior to the current Immunology protocol SSC 1131 and data collected as part of RTS,S Phase 2b (MAL 59). This also includes all other data linked or relevant to these 2 protocols that are collected by other KEMRI CGMRC systems e.g. adult bleed data, ITN survey data, and data from the KHDSS and KIDMS.
    • Controlled Human Malaria Infection**(CHMI)SSC 3190.**
  2. The data manager will supervise data entry staff and field based staff as relates to data collection and management for SSC 2617 ,SSC 3149 and for SSC 3190.
  3. Perform quality checks on the data and resolve any issues that arise, communicating with laboratory staff, field staff and clinicians in order to resolve errors using clearly documented and progressively refined methods.
  4. Study regulatory requirements to guide discussions regarding GCP compliance of the database and prompt actions to correct non-compliance where appropriate.
  5. Perform basic analyses that highlight relationships between tables and provide general information drawn from the data that may be useful to investigators e.g. demographic profiles, incidence, prevalence etc.
  6. Document all information that is relevant to the data collected from the study cohorts

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related fields.
  • Training and/or at least 5 years’ experience in data management
  • Statistics experience with Stata or R or SPSS REQUIRED.
  • Knowledge of Open Clinica or/and MySQL,Ms Access REQUIRED,
  • Experience in medical research data management will be an added advantage

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Knowledge of database design and data modelling
  2. Excellent skills in data manipulation and statistical analysis
  3. Knowledge of software development methodologies
  4. Excellent demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work within tight deadlines
  5. Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment
  6. Willingness to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials
  7. Ability to work under varying levels of pressure, flexible and ability to multi-task
  8. Previous experience in a medical research setting desirable

How to apply:

To apply for this job please click on the link below:

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/data-manager

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Haiti: Senior Communications Officer

Organization: ICAP
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Project Director, the Senior Communications Officer will be responsible develop content for and ensure the implementation of the PHIA Communications Strategy in Haiti.

In addition to the Haiti-based team, the Senior Communications Officer will also collaborate with the PHIACommunication Team at the ICAP New York (Headquarters) as needed.

This position is grant funded.

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haïti

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Coordinate and ensure implementation of project and survey communication strategy, including communications at national, departmental, commune and community levels including community mobilization.

  • Adapt PHIA messages to the local context; polish and translate messages into local languages (e.g. Haitian Creole and French)

  • Ensure compliance with established branding strategy, correct logo placement, and donor and partner recognition on all communications.

  • Work with local stakeholders to develop, write, lay out, produce and distribute a range of key communications materials, including but not limited to: briefs to policy makers and national and departmental leaders, brochures for participant recruitment, radio spots, banners and posters, survey team t-shirts.

  • Lead an effective media engagement strategy, including writing and distributing press-releases, feature articles, opinion pieces, and similar materials.

  • In consultation with ICAP Communications, CDC and MSPP, respond as needed and appropriate to any publicity relating to the PHIA.

*Inform and coordinate community mobilization activities by working with the local survey implementing partner and other local stakeholders to:

  • Develop SOPs and tools for community entry procedures, community level sensitization, survey team feedback and responses to community reactions
  • Ensure implementation of community entry procedures and community sensitization via local institutions
  • Manage and respond to community level reactions

  • Participate in ICAP Haiti periodic staff meeting

  • Any other duties as assigned

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCES

  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in health related communications
  • Minimum First Degree in Communications and/or health related field preferred
  • Excellent writing ability, strong interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Haiti context and cultures in urban and rural areas
  • Excellent knowledge of local media and local sensitivities
  • Proven experience leading communications for a public health program or campaign
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant software packages
  • Working knowledge of the operational and programmatic rules and regulations for recipients of United States Government funding preferred
  • Fluency in English and French; knowledge of Haitian Creole an asset

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel to regions where survey is being conducted at approximately 25% time

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “PHIA Project – Senior Communications Officer – ICAP Haiti” to icap-jobs-haiti@cumc.columbia.edu. Please do not submit certificates online. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

NOTE: These are local hire positions and the successful candidates will be employees of ICAP in Haiti and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment, which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

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United Arab Emirates: Senior Program Associate – Capacity Building Programs

Organization: Hedayah
Country: United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 28 Jul 2018

Key Responsibilities

· Assist the Program Manager in the further development and growth of the Department of Capacity Building Programs that will develop a cross-disciplinary training curriculum, hold CVE training courses and support development of recipient nation’s CVE capacity, among other related activities.

· Oversee and report directly to the Program Manager as to the proper execution of day to day activities within the Capacity Building Program Area

· Support activities to increase the Centre’s resources, capabilities and reputation in CVE capacity building activities and other type of CVE projects to include activities in collaboration with other Departments.

· Work with the Program Manager in developing strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders around the world involved in CVE capacity building and engage them in Hedayah’s activities

· Coordinate with the Administration and Finance Department for the organization of capacity building programs and other type of activities both at Hedayah and abroad

· Assist in the development of proposals for Capacity Building Programs activities, training materials and Project initiatives to include drafting concept notes, agendas and presentations and preparing, implementing and analyzing M&E Plans.

· Forecast budgets in coordination with Administration and Finance and the Program Manager;

· Monitor the progress of projects to ensure that the quality meets the required standards and budget, addressing any issues

· Communicate with partner organizations on key aspects of the programs and initiatives

· Conduct preliminary research and need assessment related to Capacity Building programs to support Hedayah’s evidence-based initiatives Coordinate with Program Manager the supervision of consultants and interns within the Department by setting key development objectives and requirements, evaluating them, and reporting at the end of their performance period.

Qualification and Experience

· Master’s Degree in International Development, Human Rights, Political Science, Security Studies or related field is preferred

· Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

· Experience of working with government actors and/or NGOs

· Experience of working in an international setting

· Experience of working on projects

· Experience of arranging and planning events, conferences and workshops

· Knowledge of current issues around violent extremism

Skills and Competencies

· Result orientation

· Building relationships

· Teamwork

· Cultural intelligence

· Communication

· Planning and organizing

· Problem-solving

· Presentation

· Proficient with Microsoft Office

· Excellent command of written and oral English

How to apply:

Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae no later than July 28, 2018

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Sierra Leone: Surgical Fellow (with King’s Sierra Leone Partnership and Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow)

Organization: King’s Sierra Leone Partnership
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 28 Jul 2018

The Function

The King´s Sierra Leone partnership (KSLP) is a long-term capacity building partnership between King’s Health Partners in London and key partner institutions in Freetown, Sierra Leone, including the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences, Connaught Government Hospital, and the Ministry of Health & Sanitation. KSLP’s mission is to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by supporting improvements in training, clinical service delivery, policy, and research.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) is home to over 14,000 Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Travel Medicine and Podiatric Medicine specialists worldwide. Established in 1599, it is the only multidisciplinary Royal College in the UK. The role of the College is the same today as it was at the beginning; to help and support our membership community deliver the highest standard of health care to their patients.

As Sierra Leone rebuilds its health system, the focus has moved to strengthening the health system in general with a particular emphasis on developing tertiary care and enabling a suitable referral environment both for district hospitals to escalate complex adult medical and surgical cases and for quality post-graduate specialisation to begin. Improvements at Connaught Hospital have already been pivotal in achieving partial accreditation for post-graduate surgical training by West African College of Surgeons. KSLP have engaged at all stages in this process, particularly around strengthening links between A&E, wards, and intensive care. KSLP’s team of volunteers run programmes interlinking clinical care, diagnostics, infrastructure, and systems to optimise the available work forces’ ability to improve patient care.

KSLP and the RCPSG are working together to support these efforts and are recruiting a Surgical Fellow to join KSLP’s in-country team as soon as possible. This person will be based in Freetown and will have a critical role in supporting staff in surgery including pre-operative planning, peri-operative systems, and post-operative ward care. The Fellow will support ongoing projects as well as engage with partners’ needs to evolve the role accordingly.

The Role

The role’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Connaught Hospital’s six consultant surgeons and developing relationships to establish achievable, lasting projects.
  • Participating in surgical ward clinical care and nurse education, whilst supporting named teams in their holistic management of surgical patients.
  • Supporting Postgraduate training in surgery through assisting with surgical grand rounds, surgical morning meetings, and surgical case teaching sessions.
  • Developing surgical guideline-based care in collaboration with Sierra Leone partners.
  • Supporting the National Surgical Plan process through direct participation in the Surgical Steering Committee.
  • Working with partners to design and implement quality improvement projects to improve theatre efficiency, work towards the Lancet Commission goals of increased access to safe, timely, affordable surgery (including collection of key matrices), and establish standard use of the WHO Safe Surgical Pathway.

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • Essential: A medical degree. Professional registration in home country.
  • Desirable: A Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH), Travel Medicine (DTM), or comparable; a global/international health BSc, MSc, or MPH; Surgical Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – FRCS(Glasg)

Experience

  • Essential: Considerable surgical and teaching experience
  • Desirable: More than 6 months’ work experience in Africa or a low resource setting; Experience in Infectious Diseases; Involvement in designing and implementing research projects

​​*Personal Characteristics*

  • Essential: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, as well as confidence working within a multicultural team; Skilled at multitasking and prioritising, working independently with minimal supervision, leading and designing projects autonomously; an appreciation of the philosophy behind a long-term co-development health partnership
  • Desirable: A keen interest in health and education systems strengthening, audit, and quality improvement and research

Support Provided to Volunteers

This post is a 12-month unpaid voluntary position but the post holder will be provided with the following support:

  • Return flights to and from initial post, plus two paid leave flights to and from Freetown
  • Stipend for living expenses (£500 per month, paid in local currency)
  • Multi-entry visa, residency permit, professional registration
  • Vaccinations and anti-malarials
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation in a shared KSLP house
  • Mentorship and support from both KSLP and RCPSG technical experts

How to apply:

To Apply: Submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and CV (maximum 4 pages) to volunteer@kslp.org.uk. Please include the role title in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Training Assistant

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

An exciting opportunity has opened up for the role of Training Assistant in INTRAC’s Training Team.

Training is one of INTRAC’s core services. We have over 25 years expertise and provide training on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Organisational and Capacity Development, Programme Strategy & Design, Advocacy and Policy Influencing, Gender Analysis and Planning, in various ways:

  • Scheduled face-to-face courses in the UK and scheduled online courses;
  • Tailor-made and bespoke trainings for organisations that we offer in the UK and internationally, face-to-face or online.

The Training Assistant is a key post that focuses primarily on coordinating the day-to-day running of the online and face-to-face scheduled courses. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in learning, training and administration, and international development.

About the role

One of INTRAC’s core services is training: scheduled training (face-to-face in the UK and online) and tailor-made training that we offer to civil society organisations globally. The Training Assistant is a key post that provides administrative and logistic support for the services.

The main role of the Training Assistant is to work closely with the Training Team and other staff to deliver the scheduled training programme in the UK and online. This includes coordinating the day-to-day logistics and all communications and administration with participants (from enquiry through to post course follow up).

The Training Assistant also works with trainers to organise, format and brand materials and process the evaluations of courses and works closely with our suppliers, including the training venue and printers. The Training Assistant plays a vital role in updating other teams across INTRAC on training events, ensuring cross-team collaboration, staff involvement and representation at our training events.

The Training Assistant may also provide support to other teams in INTRAC when required which could include, for example, helping at INTRAC events, conferences, and webinars.

Key responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the day-to-day administration and logistics of the scheduled face-to-face and online training courses

  2. Set up and support the delivery of online training courses.

  3. Answer e-mail and phone enquiries about scheduled training courses and forward e-mail and phone enquiries about other services.

Specific tasks to include:

Coordinate the day-to-day administration and logistics of the scheduled face-to-face and online training courses

  • Be the first point of contact for enquiries about INTRAC’s scheduled courses.
  • Ensure effective logistics before and during course implementation including: liaising with the venue, undertaking administrative preparation of course materials in liaison with the trainers, supporting trainers with formatting and branding of materials and ensure the smooth running of all courses.
  • Manage all applications from initial enquiry stage to participation and follow-up, ensuring high quality of service delivery and responsiveness to clients’/participants needs.
  • Support the development of needs assessment surveys, feedback and monitoring systems
  • Provide analysis of the participants for reporting on the training programme.
  • Provide support on filing, organising and archiving training materials.
  • Assist with any other tasks required to support the training department in terms of scheduled courses.

Set up and support the delivery of online courses

  • Set up courses using INTRAC’s webinar and learning management software (Zoom and Moodle) including updating and setting up instructions, uploading course materials and producing webinars.
  • Liaise with trainers and participants to provide logistical and technical support before, during and after the online learning course.
  • Support trainers with formatting and branding of materials.
  • Support tailor-made training courses that have an online component, as requested.

Qualifications, competencies and experience – essential (E) desirable (D)

  • Relevant work experience (at least one year of office experience) (E)
  • Excellent IT and formatting skills (Microsoft Office). (E)
  • Strong customer service skills (E)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (E)
  • Experience with or willingness to learn how to use webinar software and e-learning platforms (E)
  • Ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and prioritise (E)
  • Good numerical skills (E)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative (E)
  • Problem solving and decision making skills (E)
  • Efficient and organised with good attention to detail (E)
  • Experience in organising events such as seminars, workshops or conferences (D)
  • Understanding of the third sector (D)
  • Knowledge of/interest in civil society strengthening, organisational development, capacity building, and/or work in developing countries (D) Experience with Moodle or Zoom (D)

How to apply:

To apply, please download the application documents via the below links. Please send your completed INTRAC job application form, equal opportunities monitoring form, and a cover letter, in which you demonstrate your suitability for the role and why INTRAC should employ you, to info@intrac.org.

Please note: only complete applications that arrive on time will be considered. Due to limited resources, INTRAC will only be able to contact candidates that have been selected for interview.

INTRAC strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who have the right to live and work in the UK.

Application deadline: 5 August 2018 at 23:59 UK time

Interview date: 16 August 2018

Available for immediate start.

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Senegal: COORDONNATEUR PARTENARIAT POUR LA RECHERCHE AGRICOLE, L’EDUCATION ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT (PAIRED)

Organization: West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF) est une Association Internationale à but non lucratif. Il est composé des Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricoles de (23) pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le CORAF facilite les partenariats en vue de stimuler l’innovation agricole pour contribuer à assurer la prospérité ainsi que la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le CORAF, sous l’égide des Communautés Economiques Régionales de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (CEDEAO, UEMOA, CEEAC et CEMAC), conçoit des Programmes visant à contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs du Programme Détaillé pour le Développement de l’Agriculture en Afrique (PDDAA). Pour plus d’informations sur le CORAF, bien vouloir consulter son site web www.coraf.org.

Le CORAF a obtenu de l’Agence des Etats Unis pour le Développement International/Bureau Régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (USAID/WARM) un financement pour la mise en oeuvre d’un Projet quinquennal (2017-2022) dénommé Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED). L’objectif spécifique du PAIRED est l’amélioration de la productivité agricole et de l’accès aux marchés en Afrique de l’Ouest par le biais des composantes ci-après : (i) Appui au renforcement des capacités institutionnelles du CORAF, (ii) Accroissement de la disponibilité et mise à l’échelle de l’utilisation des technologies et innovations agricoles et (iii) mise en place d’un environnement politique favorable à la commercialisation régionale des Intrants et Produits agricoles. Le PAIRED est aligné sur le Plan Stratégique du CORAF (2018-2027) et participe à la réalisation de l’objectif de la stratégie de sécurité alimentaire globale de l’USAID.

Le CORAF recrute un Coordonnateur chargé de la mise en œuvre du PAIRED et invite les candidats ayant les compétences requises à soumettre leur candidature. Le poste est basé au Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF à Dakar au Sénégal et nécessite des déplacements fréquents. Le/La candidat(e) retenu(e) sera sous la supervision directe du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation.

Coordonnateur Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED)

Le Coordonnateur Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED) relèvera du Directeur de la recherche et de l’innovation du CORAF.

  • Les responsabilités spécifiques incluront, sans s’y limiter, les éléments suivants:
    Sous la supervision du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, le Coordonnateur sera chargé de la gestion du projet, notamment la planification, la mise en oeuvre et l’expertise technique, le suivi de l’évolution et l’assurance d’une évaluation adéquate des réalisations, résultats et impacts, de la responsabilité financière et de la production des rapports techniques. Le Coordonnateur travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les partenaires du Projet provenant de diverses Institutions, le personnel technique et d’appui du CORAF, le Partenaire au Développement et les autres institutions affiliées.
  • Le Coordonnateur appuiera la mise en place d’une équipe de projet dotée d’un fort esprit de collaboration, de soutien et d’excellentes capacités de coordination avec plusieurs organisations et pays partenaires. Il/Elle devra assurer une communication efficace aussi bien au sein de l’équipe de Projet qu’avec les autres parties prenantes. Il/Elle devra être en mesure d’assurer la production de résultats de très haute facture et promouvoir l’équité genre au niveau du projet y compris dans ses résultats et impacts. En ce qui concerne la mise à l’échelle et la diffusion des résultats du Projet, le Coordonnateur devra promouvoir le partage d’expériences et des meilleures pratiques parmi les cibles bénéficiaires et partenaires ; Il/Elle devra également identifier et explorer les opportunités de financement pour le renforcement de l’impact du projet et favoriser l’investissement du Partenaire au Développement.
  • Le Coordonnateur devra : (i) s’assurer de la cohérence, de la pertinence, du respect des délais et de la rentabilité des interventions pour la réalisation des objectifs spécifiques du Projet ; (ii) concevoir et gérer les interventions ayant pour but le renforcement des capacités des différentes Institutions des Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche agricole y compris les organisations publiques, les entreprises privées et les chercheurs en Afrique de l’Ouest et ; (iii) assurer une supervision managériale et technique et fournir un appui conséquent à l’équipe de Projet ainsi qu’aux collaborateurs.
  • Le Coordonnateur sera le principal point focal avec l’USAID et les partenaires en charge de la mise en oeuvre ; Il/Elle contribuera au plaidoyer et au lobbying pour la mobilisation des ressources, des investissements provenant des secteurs public et privé ; et contribuera à assurer une gestion efficace du contrat principal, de l’assurance qualité, des rapports et communications.
  • Le Coordonnateur assure la coordination des réunions et ateliers de formation en prenant en compte les coûts et en leur assurant un fort impact ; Il/Elle gère les rapports, le suivi et l’évaluation des progrès vis-à-vis des indicateurs du projet, et la qualité des rapports et leur transmission dans les délais à l’USAID.

Profil du candidat

Le candidat retenu aura le profil suivant:

  • Les candidats devront être titulaires d’un Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (Master ou Doctorat) en Sciences Sociales (Economie Agricole, Education, Vulgarisation) ou autres disciplines connexes.
  • Avec une expérience avérée dans la gestion des projets avec au moins dix (10) ans de pratique dans un environnement international, multidisciplinaire et interculturel.
  • La familiarité avec l’environnement de travail en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre et des expériences antérieures d’interaction avec les partenaires au développement, les services nationaux des gouvernements ainsi que les organisations non gouvernementales constituent un atout.
  • Une expérience en Gestion Axée sur les Résultats et la connaissance des procédures de l’USAID constituent également un atout.
  • Les candidats devront aussi disposer de solides compétences en rédaction et édition de documents scientifiques et/ou d’ordre général, avoir une parfaite maîtrise de l’outil informatique, particulièrement la Suite Microsoft Office®.
  • Le/la candidat(e) retenu(e) devra être disposé(e) à voyager fréquemment dans la sous-région.
  • La maîtrise du Français ou de l’Anglais et une parfaite connaissance de l’une comme langue de travail est souhaitée de même que la capacité à communiquer de façon succincte sur des questions complexes.

Il s’agit d’un poste de personnel international (IRS), ouvert aux ressortissants de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, avec des salaires et avantages sociaux compétitifs. Le poste a une durée déterminée de deux ans, renouvelable en fonction de la disponibilité du financement et de la performance du titulaire. Le CORAF est un employeur égalitaire. Les candidatures de femmes sont fortement encouragées. Le poste sera disponible le ou avant le 01 Octobre 2018.

Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.

How to apply:

Les candidatures doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références au plus tard le 27 juillet 2018 à 16:00 CET.

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Mozambique: Performance Based Financing Consultant

Organization: ICAP
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Working closely with the ICAP in Mozambique Country Director and Strategic Planning & Program Management Director, the consultant will develop a design for a performance based financing (PBF) strategy for Nampula province.

Grant Funded.

Period: 45 working days between July 15 and September 30, 2018
Location: Remote with 10% travel to Nampula province

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

Background research on performance-based financing in Mozambique:

  • Conduct a desk review of global best practices for cost-effective and sustainable PBF mechanisms, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries and other low resource settings.
  • Review Mozambique’s past and current PBF strategies to discern what aspects have been successful and what needs to be improved, with regards to healthcare worker (HCW) motivation, HCW retention, quality of care, costing, and perverse effects.
  • Travel to Nampula (and possibly Gaza) province to discuss PBF with provincial health directorates, healthcare administrators, and HCWs, to better understand needs and perceptions of PBF and financial incentives.
  • Meet with Ministry of Health (MISAU) representatives to discuss MISAU’s new human resources for health retention strategy and general national-level strategic planning.

Development of PBF strategy and approach:

  • Develop a design for an efficient and equitable PBF strategy in Nampula province focused on healthcare workers based at rural and hard-to-reach facilities that provide antiretroviral therapy. Proposal should detail payment typology (quality vs. quantity), payment cycles, payment allocation (facilities vs individual HCWs), and payment distribution within health facilities.
  • Develop list of incentivized indicators, measurement rubrics, and data verification mechanisms, to be used for both program implementation and ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide recommendations on implementation standards and guidelines, including on how PBF mechanism should be phased-in in Nampula province.
  • Develop detailed cost estimates for proposed PBF strategy.

EDUCATION

  • PhD or Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, health financing, international development or a related field or proof of relevant program experience.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in public health programming, including 5+ years in the design of PBF programs or related programs in the context of a developing country.
  • At least 5 years of experience living or working in low resource settings, preferably Mozambique. Previous experience working in Mozambique, with thorough understanding of the local health system and HIV prevention, care, and treatment is a plus.
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with representatives from other key stakeholders, such as national/regional government, NGOs, CSOs, and the private health sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese is a plus.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV by email with subject title “Mozambique Technical Proposal Consultant” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Organization: Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

**Based in Victoria, London
Full Time – Fixed Term Contract Until March 2021
Salary: £30,000 gross per annum
Plus Civil Service Pension Benefit
Flexible working available **

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a public body sponsored by the UK Government responsible for supporting the establishment of effective multi-party democracy in developing countries. Since 1992, we provide training, technical support and enable the exchange of knowledge between the institutions of the UK and those of partner countries. WFD works in partnership with UK political parties and parliamentary, electoral and civil society institutions. We are implementing programmes in over 30 countries, through a global network of over 20 local offices. WFD is the main organisation to train and deploy UK election monitors to European Union and OSCE/ODIHR election observation missions. More information can be found on www.wfd.org

Main Purpose of the Role
Under the direction of the Director of Research and Evaluation, this position is responsible for coordinating WFD’s monitoring system, ensuring that reporting requirements are met and results are disseminated appropriately. The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager also provides guidance to programme staff in designing programmes that meet WFD standards on monitoring and evaluation standards.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience
• Technical understanding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and experience of supporting its implementation
• Experience of supporting teams develop M&E capacity
• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with and value multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, promoting opportunities for programme staff to learn, develop their skills and widen their experiences.
• Administratively self-sufficient and proficient user of Microsoft products including but not limited to Outlook, Excel and Word.
• Proven proficiency of working with IT-based data collection programmes and ability to transfer aggregated data into broader context
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; proficiency in Arabic, Russian or other languages is desirable
Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.
This is a UK based role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the UK.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role, send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@wfd.org by 12pm (GMT) 23rd of July. Please clearly reference in your cover letter your relevant skills and experience for this post.

For full details of the role criteria and instructions for how to apply for this position, please visit WFD website at:
http://www.wfd.org/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-manager/

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Adviser, Elrha

Organization: ELRHA
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 26 Jul 2018

Salary: £36,000-£38,000

Location: Cardiff or London

We are looking for an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) practitioner to develop, implement and oversee Elrha’s MEAL framework.

Elrha is a leading actor in the humanitarian system focused on research and innovation. We work to improve outcomes for those affected by crises by ensuring that humanitarian practice is based on evidence of what works, and tools and techniques used are continually improved through innovation. We fund and support research and innovation projects around the world, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, the international research community, the private sector and other actors engaged in research and innovation.

We are looking for an individual with significant experience of working at an organisation-wide level both in terms of developing and implementing a MEAL framework, but also in terms of analysing the results and feeding these back into Elrha’s learning and future programming. In this role you will be instrumental in enabling Elrha to effectively understand and communicate its impact and become a truly learning oriented organisation. You will also:

  • Provide MEAL support to Elrha’s grantees where necessary

  • Support Elrha team-members in planning, commissioning and managing independent programme evaluations as required on an ad hoc basis

  • Prepare external blogs to share select learnings and evaluation results from Elrha’s programme of work

  • Represent Elrha at relevant global and regional forums and conferences

To be successful you will need to have significant experience in designing, implementing, leading and overseeing an organisation and programme-wide MEAL framework, ideally in a humanitarian context or for a humanitarian organisation. You will have experience in managing an organisational learning programme, and, supported by excellent communication skills, you will be able to evidence the impact you have made through your previous experience. In addition, you will have:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, including familiarity with relevant statistical packages

  • An understanding of research methodologies with the ability to scrutinise research design for quality and feasibility

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A proven ability to manage a large and complex workload

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Thursday, 26th July

Interview date: Friday, 3rd August, London

How to apply:

Please use this link to apply:

https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/4045/description

Please note that the application link will take you to Save the Children’s job portal. This is because Elrha makes use of the same portal.

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Viet Nam: International Collaboration Officer

Organization: Tra Vinh University
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 01 Aug 2018

Position: International Collaboration Officer

About Tra Vinh University (TVU): TVU is a young, public university in the Mekong Delta, 3 hours from Ho Chi Minh City. TVU offers a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, multi-training method model for its 33,000 students in 12 faculties, which include Economics and Law, Agri- & Aquaculture, Science & Technology, Khmer Studies, Foreign Languages, and Medicine. TVU strives to transfer knowledge to support and promote social and economic development for the province and the greater Mekong Delta.

Position Summary: An integral part of The School of Economics and Law, the full-time International Collaboration Officer supports faculty research and project promotion to advance the mission of Tra Vinh University. This position is a key role, working alongside staff and faculty from various offices and departments, for research funding, faculty development, and project implementation.

Reporting to: Mr. Diep Thanh Tung, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Law, Tra Vinh University and Vice-Chair for International Collaboration

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

● Identify and examine potential research and/or development grants from donors such as the European Commission, USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, UN agencies, etc. and consider the eligibility for TVU;

● Discuss the workload, deadline and financial implications with Mr. Bang and present options to Mr. Tung;

● Draft logical frameworks and budgets;

● Manage and continuously update database for potential grant sources;

● Collaborate with domestic and international agencies to develop proposals for projects and research;

● Develop concept notes on topics including, but not limited to, trends in climate change research, SDG related issues, migration and indigenous knowledge, and solar energy;

● Help establish a routine and culture of the Project Promotion Working Group, which includes Deans and Vice-Deans of several faculties;

● Disseminate knowledge and enhance faculty understanding of international projects, funding resources, and research-writing skills.

Secondary activities:

● Assist with corrections of papers drafted in English (of students and/or research staff);

● Support faculty and staff interest in learning conversational English;

● Attend University events, meetings, and conferences related to international collaboration;

● Give an occasional guest lecture (with assistance from the lecturer).

Expected qualities:

● Show initiative and to be able to work independently with minimal supervision;

● Attention to detail and language is expected when drafting proposals;

● Experience with grant writing is an asset;

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including cross-cultural work experience;

● Native English speaker or equivalent.

Conditions:

● Initial contract of 1 year, starting as soon as possible. The visa application can take up to 2 months, depending on your nationality

● Working time is 40 hours a week (7am-11am and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday with limited nights and weekends)

● 13 days off per year plus official holidays.

● 450 USD gross salary, paid at the beginning of each month, in VND (according to the State Bank of Viet Nam exchange rate from the date of signing the employment contract). The cost of living in the Mekong Delta region is significantly cheaper than this.

● Obligatory deduction of 1.5% of the salary for comprehensive medical insurance.

● Free housing, electricity, gas, internet and access to a bicycle on Campus 1 of TVU in Tra Vinh City.

● Pick up and drop off from Ho Chi Minh City airport (SGN) provided by the university.

● Flights, passport or visa-costs are not covered by the university.

● 1 month notice for any changes or termination of the contract.

How to apply:

Please send your CV of maximum 3 pages and a cover letter of maximum 1 page in 1 PDF-document to johnson@tvu.edu.vn and cc dttung@tvu.edu.vn before 1 August 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for a Skype interview.

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Mozambique: Technical Proposal Consultant

Organization: ICAP
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Country Director and the Principal Investigator, the technical consultant will support ICAP in the development of a response to the forecasted CDC funding opportunity: Enhanced Peer Mentorship in PMTCT: Helping Mothers End Pediatric HIV in Mozambique under PEPFAR (1903). The consultant will support the Country Director and the proposal team by providing information and expert advice on peer educator models and policy, with an emphasis on HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The consultant will also advise on peer-based psychological support and case management for PBFWs, HIV exposed infants, and newly diagnosed HIV positive children <5 years of age.

This position is grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Focused needs assessment of the opportunity; compile and analyze relevant reports, evaluations, documents, and background information on PEPFAR activities related to the opportunity to deepen current understanding of PMTCTand peer mentoring activities
  • Desk review of current context and priority needs related to the funding opportunity
  • Identify untapped areas and innovations that can be applied in Mozambique

  • Support the Country Director, Principal Investigator, and proposal team in identifying gaps and opportunities

  • Map current stakeholder landscape and approaches, and assess strengths and weaknesses; advise on potential essential partners and appropriate scopes of work

  • Assist with staff planning, staff structure, and identification and recruitment of candidates

  • Participate in regular proposal calls/meetings

  • Review and provide feedback on drafts of the technical proposal narrative and appendices, as requested

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Medical Degree, or Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, international development or a related field or proof of relevant program experience.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in the design and implementation of large, multi-partner, multi-year HIV programs or related public health programs in the context of a developing country, preferably with experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of PMTCT and peer education programs.
  • Basic familiarity with peer mentoring frameworks in low resource settings.
  • At least 5 years of experience living or working in low resource settings, preferably Mozambique. Previous experience working in Mozambique, with thorough understanding of the local health system and HIV prevention, care, and treatment is a plus.
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with CDC, local government counterparts, and representatives from other key stakeholders, such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private health sector.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in strategic support in guiding responses to funding opportunities. Strong familiarity and command of CDC regulations, compliance, and reporting requirements.
  • Proven record of strategic thinking, team support, partnership management, opportunity-identification, and building strong collaborative partnership networks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese is a plus.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV by email with subject title “Mozambique Technical Proposal Consultant” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu.

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Nigeria: ISS Dakar: Senior Research Consultant, West Africa (Abuja-based)

Organization: Institute for Security Studies
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

The ISS is seeking a Nigeria-based senior research consultant on human security in West Africa. The consultant will undertake primary and secondary research and analysis, develop policy recommendations based on the findings, and actively communicate results to ISS stakeholders through written products, verbal communication and media commentary.

The work will involve independently managing the entire process of complex projects, including tracking budgets and expenditure, and monitoring and evaluation of impact. The consultant will help build the ISS’ profile by initiating and maintaining relationships with ISS stakeholders and donors in Nigeria (such as the ECOWAS Commission, diplomatic community, Nigerian government), ensuring engagement with research results, and shaping African and global decision making on human security. The consultant will report to the ISS Dakar Office Director.

Overview of deliverables

  • Stay abreast of human security developments in West Africa, with a focus on the gulf states (Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana) through monitoring the media and other sources, primary research, and information gathered from national and international networks
  • Initiate, plan and undertake primary and secondary research, and disseminate the results in a timely, insightful and relevant way to specific audiences
  • Maintain proactive relationships with key partners and relevant regional and international organisations
  • Conduct regular media interviews
  • Convene seminars, closed briefings and expert roundtables, and present research findings at ISS events and other relevant forums
  • Identify new opportunities for funding, and draft concept notes and proposals
  • Implement effective monitoring and evaluation plans for projects and ensure that relevant monitoring data is collected throughout the project cycle, including objective means to demonstrate and report on results

Overview of requirements

  • Masters or PhD qualification in strategic/security studies, sociology, anthropology, law, politics or a relevant field
  • At least five years work experience in a policy, research, government, training or other relevant professional environment
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work in constructive partnerships with international and continental organisations, governments and civil society
  • At least two years experience in managing projects
  • Experience in budget management and financial administration
  • Knowledge and practical experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills supported by a track record of relevant publications, media commentary and public speaking at international forums
  • Excellent English and French language skills. The candidate must be fluent in at least one of the two languages and should have a good command of the other (both written and verbal)
  • Experience in and a willingness to work both in a diverse team and independently and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Willingness to travel

The contract will be for an initial period of 6 month and may be renewed subject to ISS’ requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive fee is offered.

How to apply:

Email your application to Aida Niang at dakarjobs@issafrica.org. Applicants must provide a cover letter, detailed CV, and recent writing sample, including at least three contactable referees. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Germany: Senior Programme Manager (div/f/m)

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Germany
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Senior Programme Manager (div/f/m)

for our Programme Mediation and Dialogue Support (MDS)

Application deadline: 31 July 2018

The MDS Programme operates cross-regionally and works on the nexus of conceptual development and practical negotiation and mediation support. Its overall goal is to strengthen a negotiated settlement by contributing to the design of innovative dialogue and mediation formats, to assist conflict actors in enhancing their negotiation and strategy-building skills and to help establish functional peace support structures. As the Programme is constantly growing with regard to projects and staff, the Senior Programme Manager (SPrM) will support the Programme Director (PD) with financial and personnel management and in the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic plans and policies.

The main tasks of the SPrM will encompass strategic planning, communications and partnerships, staff management, implementation of operational and financial management procedures, monitoring & evaluation and knowledge-management as well as responsibilities that aim to improve and professionalize the overall work of the Programme on all levels:

  • Co-design and implement MDS Programme Strategy in line with overall Berghof Strategy co- plan and organize MDS Programme Strategy Retreats;
  • Support the PD with funding diversification strategy and donor communication;
  • Co-represent the Programme to the public, donors and partners;
  • In coordination with in-house processes and staff, co-design and implement monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) processes on MDS level to increase efficiency and impact;
  • Support the PD in project-related financial planning;
  • Supervise financial and project management, including the establishment and execution of efficient project management processes and budget tracking mechanisms during project implementation;
  • Serve as a mentor, coach and guide to staff: advise on professional development, design and deliver capacity building in strategic areas which enhance collaboration and knowledge transfer, provide support in managing priorities and work flow and coordinate and monitor activities and work processes to ensure that management guidelines are observed and products delivered in a timely manner;
  • Track and monitor deadlines for reporting to donors, Executive Management, the Board of Trustees and Shareholders and support the PD with all necessary reporting requirements;
  • Support contract management for consultants and other providers;
  • Support with coordination of cross-programme collaboration and knowledge management.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Peace and Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Political Science, Social Science, Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration or similar field;
  • Appropriate professional experience in project and staff management, financial management in the non-profit sector and/or with donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with guiding principles of the peacebuilding field, including Do-No-Harm, multipartiality, inclusivity and local ownership;
  • Familiarity with the field of conflict transformation and prior experience in conducting mediation and dialogue processes are a strong asset;
  • Professional experience in a conflict-affected and/or less developed context and ability to understand specific MDS project environments and needs;
  • Proven record of practical expertise in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) processes in organisations or Programmes;
  • Ability to travel for shorter periods depending on project needs;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German are required, French and/or Spanish are an asset;
  • Experience in facilitating group processes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, empathy for project stakeholders and staff, and passion for the demanding and multi-faceted work in the peacebuilding field;
  • Adaptability to frequently changing project requirements and needs of a diverse team.

How to apply:

Application procedure:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 31 July 2018 through our online application system:

https://www.berghof-foundation.org/about-us/jobs/

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Tunisia: Internship for Tunis office

Organization: Voluntas Advisory
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)

Voluntas Advisory is a management consultancy firm within Voluntas Group, which is driven by creating business strategies with a purpose and developing policies for a sustainable impact. Our purpose is to improve living standards and life quality through business as a force for good and through governments as catalysts for distribution of opportunities and wealth creation. By working in the intersection between state and business, the interplay between society and market, and the synergy between citizen and consumer, we…

… deliver intelligence based, enlightened and innovative policy making

… create purposeful business and branding strategies,

… produce enlightening market research and impactful analyses

Voluntas Advisory’s clients include multinational corporations, governments, our portfolio companies and international organizations

The position based in our Tunis Office

The main goal of our full-time internship program is to provide Master students and recent graduates with a real, hands-on opportunity to experience working as a management consultant on analytically challenging assignments.

The half-year internship program is designed to acquaint the intern with problem solving methodologies, teamwork and client projects. You will serve as a full-time member of our team, receive day-to-day coaching and experience the challenges of working with international clients.

A major part of the intern’s assignment will be to contribute to our work by applying critical and creative thinking on strategic issues and propose problem-solving frameworks to address key client challenges.

Voluntas is a small, young and busy organization. Therefore, an intern needs to be self-reliant and able to manage tasks independently.

Profile

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Post-bachelor level academic qualification
  • Strong academic record in business, economics, political science or sociology
  • Interest in international issues and our focus sectors
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, French or Arabic a bonus
  • Results-oriented
  • International experience a plus
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • High level of personal accountability and strong work ethic

Main Responsibilities

  • Effective research
  • Supporting the Head of Tunis Office to seek out new business opportunities
  • Administrative tasks and project management support
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Presentation development
  • Report and proposal writing

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email a resume, grade transcript and cover letter answering the following three questions:

  1. If you could pick any person in the world to act as your personal mentor for the next year, who would you pick and why?
  2. Please tell us about your most inspiring project imaginable in Voluntas (not a current one)
  3. Please describe the three most important attributes you will bring to Voluntas

Applications should be sent in English to jobs@voluntasadvisory.com. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews to discuss their interests and experience and to test their problem-solving skills through case studies. The internship is planned to start in August 2018.

For any inquiries feel free to contact Head of Tunis Office, Jean-Louis Romanet Perroux (+216 53894287, JLR@voluntasadvisory.com)

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Egypt: ICT Support Specialist – Cairo, Egypt (Nationally Recruited Staff)

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Main purpose of position

The ICT Support Specialist is responsible for providing technical and functional support in the areas of business information systems and ERP systems, network management, software development, database administration, problem resolution, system testing and development, security access, and training. The ICT Support Specialist is knowledgeable about all aspects of ERP systems, including development, testing, reporting, and first level support. Attention to detail and good organization skills are critical. Accurate incident documentation and tracking are important parts of the position.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

· Apply diagnostic techniques to identify problems, investigate causes, and recommend solutions for business information systems and ERP systems.

· Collaborate with the software development team to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web- and desktop-based business applications.

· Perform day-to-day troubleshooting, problem solving, and act as first level support for business information systems and ERP systems.

· Work with end-users on all ERP functional modules to document business needs and requirements for system upgrades and enhancements.

· Respond to business requirements (Finance, HR, Procurement, Project Management, etc.) by developing reports and alerts using SQL scripts and routines and ERP configurations.

· Ensure that external/internal regulations and policies governing data management are met, including regulations concerning security, audit and privacy.

· Work with the ITU team in supporting users by identifying, troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software, and network related problems encountered by users.

· Contribute and coordinate with ITU team on the management and maintenance of the network infrastructure and firewall configurations.

· Assist in documenting business processes, procedures, standards and guidelines.

· Conduct regular visits to users and check on their Internet, PCs, Laptops, Software, and IT related issues.

· Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business.

· Maintain an updated ITU inventory of Hardware, Software, Peripherals, Accessories and Consumables.

· Maintain a register of IT suppliers and register the supplier invoices in the ERP system.

· Comfortable with other job demands (e.g. carrying equipment, walking short distances to deliver hardware, work overtime or over weekends).

· Performs any additional tasks requested by the supervisors.

Education, qualifications and experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, MIS or related field.

· Five years of extensive experience in T-SQL development, including queries, functions, and stored procedure development.

· Three years of experience in customer support including OS upgrades and updates, troubleshooting, driver installation, printer installation, networking, etc.

· Proven record in software and web development using .NET technologies.

· Good background in Windows Servers Technologies including Active Directory Management, Exchange Server Management, and SQL Server management.

· Strong understanding of business functions and processes (Finance, HR, Project Management, Procurement, etc.).

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills with attention to details.

· Experience with any of the followings is a plus:

o ERP systems, in particular Agresso/Uni4 Business World.

o Network firewalls management and configuration.

o SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure technologies.

o Certified training in one or more of MS Technologies.

· Excellent command of English verbal and written.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is a nationally recruited position. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by July 30, 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.

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

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Germany: Project Officer Turkey (div/f/m)

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Germany
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

The full-time position (40hrs/week) will be based in Berlin, Germany for a period of 12 months (extendable), starting as soon as possible. Frequent travel to the region and to other places in Europe and beyond is required.

Main tasks of the position include:

  • Provide administrative support (workshops, conferences, travels, meetings, etc.) in close cooperation with local partner organisations;
  • Support in writing and editing concepts and reports on activities, country-specific issues and political developments;
  • Support in thematic background research and translation, and perform additional tasks as required for the implementation of activities;
  • Support the team with activity-related financial planning, budgeting, and financial documentation, closely liaising with the financial department.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in political or social science;
  • Appropriate professional experience (internships count);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Turkish, German, and English;
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Strong organisational and management skills;
  • Politically sensitive and empathetic approach towards partners and target groups;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

How to apply:

Application procedure:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 29 July 2018 through our online application system:

https://www.berghof-foundation.org/nc/de/ueber-uns/jobs/

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Egypt: National Graphic Designer Consultant – Cairo, Egypt

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Main purpose of position

Provide communication and administrative support for the delivery of ICARDA’s communication products and activities.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

· Create designs and layouts for a wide range of materials based on standard layout principles and aesthetic design concepts, using Adobe Create Suite software on PC platform, as well as some Microsoft Office products.

· Develop graphics; vector illustrations; statistical charts, graphs, and infographics; artwork; and design-related elements for print and web.

· Lay out a range of publications in Adobe InDesign, using existing templates or developing templates appropriate to the project.

· Edit video segments in Adobe Premier.

· Provide administrative tasks for the communications unit, including processing of payments and liaising with suppliers.

· Confer with ICARDA scientists to conceptualize, brainstorm, and create designs and videos that are well suited to project needs and various audiences, including policymakers, researchers, donors, organizations in developing countries, and the general public.

· Contribute to the way ICARDA is represented to its audiences by adhering to existing ICARDA branding guidelines.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

· Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field

· Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite 6, especially in InDesign, Premier, and Illustrator (must be able to layout documents, edit videos, and create original vector illustrations)

· At least 3 years of experience as a graphic designer comfortable with PC platform, as well as proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint

· Fluency in English (oral and written)

· Demonstrated ability to understand target audiences and relationships to brand concepts

· Knowledge of or experience working on international development issues, especially in areas related to ICARDA’s mandate

Desirable qualifications and competencies

· Working knowledge of HTML5 and motion graphics

· Design and production experience in print-publishing environments as well as experience with video and multimedia

Terms of appointment

The initial contract will be for six months with a possibility of extension. Subsequent employment will be determined by performance, availability of funds and continued need for the position.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 13 July 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.

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

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Afghanistan: Director of Human Resources

Organization: American University of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

Reports To: Vice President-Finance and Administration

Reports from: HR Business Partners (Recruitment, Talent Management and HR

Business Processes)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

AUAF Background:

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,100 and we hope to reach 1,250 students by the fall 2018 academic semester. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the street from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and lab buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.

The AUAF Administration is seeking a qualified international candidate for a Full-time position of Human Resources Director based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Position Summary

The overall objective of the role is to develop, review, advise on and implement the full range of HR strategies, systems and procedures necessary for supporting the effective people management throughout the American University in Afghanistan (AUAF). The role ensures the AUAF is appropriately structured and that roles (both within the support functions and within Faculty) are appropriately staffed with skilled labor that has appropriate skills and competencies. The role is key in the effective implementation of various HR business processes, Organizational Development (OD) and Change Management interventions. The role ensures effective employee engagement and creation of appropriate organizational culture within the University.

Further, the role ensures HR practices within the AUAF are in alignment with the USAID and other donor rules and regulations, Afghanistan Labor Law, other relevant laws and the Constitution of Afghanistan.

Key outcomes for the role include:

Ø Human Resources strategies, policies and procedures developed and implemented;

Ø Organizational structure and results-based institutional framework with defined core functions and competencies developed;

Ø Accountability system that ensures resources (including human capital) are effectively utilized and accounted for transparently;

Ø Role clarity based on a clear organizational structure with clear reporting relationships; and

Ø HR Business Processes (Recruitment and Selection, HR Planning, Talent Management and Capacity Development, Performance Management, Records, Employee Relations etc.) properly embedded within the various departments of the AUAF.

Ø Zero tolerance of non-compliance to USAID and other donor regulations on HR Practices within the AUAF.

Responsibilities:

  1. Policy and strategy formulation

a. Advises the VP-Finance and Administration on HR policies, systems and procedures and ensures HR practices are in alignment with USAID and other donor regulations, the Labor Law and other relevant laws and the Constitution of Afghanistan.

b. Develops Human Resources policy and strategy frameworks that support the effective recruitment, performance management, capacity development, management of change and labor relations, etc. for approval to the VP-Finance and Administration.

c. Develops the overall HR Department work plan in alignment to the AUAF strategy, operational plans, and objectives, and obtain approval from the VP- Finance and Administration.

  1. Coordination and Systems Implementation and Control

a. Establishes efficient and effective Human Resources coordination systems across all AUAF Faculty and support function to create an environment of cooperation, coordination, transparency, cost-effective and efficient service delivery.

b. Develops an accountability system that ensures resources (including human capital) are used effectively and accounted for transparently at all levels

c. Leads the annual planning process including budgeting and resource mobilization to ensure departmental objectives are attained.

d. Leads the monthly planning and budget review process to ensure actual spending is on track with the budget and key program deliverables are being met.

e. Develops and oversees control mechanisms that ensures efficient and effective strategic HR implementation of AUAF activities are in line with donor regulations and AUAF strategic plan.

  1. Compliance, Monitoring and Evaluation

a. Oversees the implementation of AUAF policies, systems and procedures and the President’s directions within the mandate of the HR department

b. Ensures quality service provision through the development, review and continuous update of customer service framework for effective and efficient service delivery of functions within the mandate of the HR Department.

  1. Human Resources Management

a. Ensures recruitment of staff is in compliance with AUAF and USAID and other donor procedures and guidelines

b. Manages subordinate’s work-plans to ensure their work is in alignment with and in fulfilment of the overall HR Department’s work plan.

c. Ensures that the annual performance evaluation of all employees within AUAF is carried out by all concerned managers at high levels of quality, in accordance to the requirements of the University and leading by example.

d. Develops and implements capacity building plans for staff that report directly to him/her and coordinates its implementation with VP-Finance and Administration.

e. Leads change and reform through encouragement, and motivation of employees within AUAF.

  1. Reporting

  2. Reviews, validates and submits HR reports in line with AUAF HR work plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the VP-Finance and Administration.

  3. Any other duties:

a. Undertake any other tasks assigned by the VP-Finance and Administration in support of overall University’s Human Capital objectives.

Required Qualification and Experience

Ø Extensive international experience, preferably in a university

Ø Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Human Resources, Social Sciences or related field

Ø Minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience in a Senior Management Level Capacity

Ø Extensive experience in the development of HR strategies, policies, and guidelines

Ø Excellent verbal and written communication English skills.

Ø Skilled in the use of Microsoft applications MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualification and Experience:

Ø Experience implementing USAID rules and regulations (Federal and AID Acquisition Regulations -FARs and AIDARs) as they relate to the HR function at a Federal Funded University or International Development Organization.

Ø Demonstrated experience leading strategic HR Management, OD and Change Management processes within fragile contexts (including within Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Ø Skilled in Microsoft Dynamics application.

Required Skills:

Ø Leadership and Management

Ø HR Budget development and tracking

Ø Strategic planning

Ø Policy development

Ø Capacity Building

Ø HR Business Process Development

Ø ICT Skills

How to apply:

Submission Guideline:

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in one document as PDF or MS Word to jobs@auaf.edu.af Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “**Director of Human Resources**” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before August 2, 2018. After reviews of the applicants, interviews for the finalists will be set up.

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Afghanistan: Director of Procurement

Organization: American University of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

Reports To: Vice President-Finance and Administration

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

AUAF Background:

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,100 and we hope to reach 1,250 students by the fall 2018 academic semester. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the street from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and lab buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.

The AUAF Administration is seeking a qualified international candidate for a Full-time position of Procurement Director based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Position Summary

The overall objective of the role is to develop, review, advise on and implement the full range of Procurement and Supply Chain strategies, systems and procedures necessary for supporting the effective procurements and contracting throughout the American University in Afghanistan (AUAF). The role ensures the planning and managing of central procurements and supply chain activities of the University under the direction of the Vice President –Finance and Administration.

Further, the role ensures Procurement/Acquisition practices within the AUAF are in alignment with the USAID and other donor rules and regulations, Afghanistan Laws, other relevant regulations and the Constitution of Afghanistan.

Key outcomes for the role include:

Ø Procurement strategies, policies and procedures developed, reviewed and implemented;

Ø Procurement Department structure (Organogram) and results-based institutional framework with defined core functions and competencies developed;

Ø Accountability system that ensures acquisitions and AUAF resources are effectively utilized and accounted for transparently;

Ø Procurement Department role clarity based on a clear organizational structure with clear reporting relationships; and

Ø Bids, Request for Proposals and contracts properly managed within AUAF regulatory and policy frameworks.

Ø Zero tolerance of non-compliance to USAID and other donor regulations on Procurements/Acquisitions within the AUAF.

Responsibilities:

  1. Policy and strategy formulation

a. Advises the VP-Finance and Administration on Procurement/Acquisition policies, systems and procedures and ensures HR practices are in alignment with USAID and other donor regulations, the AUAF frameworks and other relevant regulations and the Constitution of Afghanistan.

b. Develops Procurement/Acquisition and Supply Chain strategies, models and policy frameworks that support the effective procurement, supply and consumption of goods and services for approval to the VP-Finance and Administration.

c. Develops the overall Procurement and supply chain work plan on a yearly basis in alignment to the AUAF strategy, operational plans, and objectives, and obtain approval from the VP- Finance and Administration.

d. Plans, directs and manages the central procurement and supply chain activities of the AUAF under the direction of the Vice President-Finance and Administration.

e. Designs, implements and oversees product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, re-used or responsibly disposed.

  1. Coordination and Systems Implementation and Control

a. Establishes efficient and effective acquisitions and supply chain coordination systems across all AUAF Faculty (including Sponsored Programs) and Support functions, to create an environment of cooperation, coordination, transparency, cost-effective and efficient service delivery.

b. Develops an accountability system that ensures resources (including human capital) are used effectively and accounted for transparently at all levels

c. Leads the annual planning process including budgeting and resource mobilization to ensure departmental objectives are attained.

d. Leads the monthly planning and budget review process to ensure actual spending is on track with the budget and key program deliverables are being met.

e. Develops and oversees control mechanisms that ensures efficient and effective strategic HR implementation of AUAF activities are in line with donor regulations and AUAF strategic plan.

f. Undertakes the tendering, evaluation, placement and monitoring of corporate contracts including the University’s capital purchasing program.

g. Ensures acquisition committees are organized, trained and function in line with AUAF and donor regulations.

h. Oversees and reviews the development of specifications and terms for formal bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), arranges advertising, schedules opening of tenders, responds to queries and ensures process compliance to AUAF and donor regulations.

  1. Compliance, Monitoring and Evaluation

a. Oversees the implementation of AUAF policies, systems and procedures within the mandate of the Procurement department

b. Ensures quality service provision through the development, review and continuous update of customer service framework for effective and efficient service delivery of functions within the mandate of the Procurement Department.

c. Oversees preferred supplier selection and negotiation of blanket orders purchasing contracts, ensuring compliance to donor and AUAF regulations.

d. Reviews, updates, and implements supply chain practices in accordance with existing or new/reviewed AUAF policies, standards, regulations and Laws of Afghanistan.

e. Reviews supplier performance matrices, provides feedback and discuss pertinent acquisition issues that impact on supply chain and timely delivery of services with suppliers.

  1. Human Resources Management

a. In liaison with the Director of HR, ensures recruitment of Procurement staff is in compliance with AUAF and USAID and other donor procedures and guidelines

b. Manages subordinate’s work-plans to ensure their work is in alignment with and in fulfilment of the overall HR Department’s work plan.

c. Ensures that the annual performance evaluation of all employees within the Procurement Department of the AUAF is carried out by all concerned managers at high levels of quality, in accordance to the requirements of the University and leading by example.

d. Develops and implements capacity building plans for staff that report directly to him/her and coordinates its implementation with VP-Finance and Administration.

e. Leads change and reform through encouragement, and motivation of employees within AUAF.

  1. Reporting

  2. Reviews, validates and submits Procurement/Acquisition and supply chain reports in line with AUAF Procurement Department work plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the VP-Finance and Administration.

  3. Any other duties:

a. Undertake any other tasks assigned by the VP-Finance and Administration in support of overall University’s Procurement and Supply Chain objectives.

Required Qualification and Experience:

Ø Must have extensive international experience, preferably in a University.

Ø Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Procurement, Social Sciences or related field

Ø Minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience in a Senior Management Level Capacity.

Ø Extensive experience in the development of Procurement and Supply Chain strategies, policies, and guidelines

Ø Excellent verbal and written communication English skills.

Ø Skilled in the use of Microsoft applications MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualification and Experience:

Ø Experience dealing with USAID rules and regulations (Federal and AID Acquisition Regulations -FARs and AIDARs) at a Federal Funded University or International Development Organization.

Ø Demonstrated experience leading strategic Acquisition, Supply Chain and Logistics processes within fragile contexts (including within Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Ø Skilled in Microsoft Dynamics application

Required Skills:

Ø Leadership and Management

Ø Budget development and tracking

Ø Strategic planning

Ø Policy development

Ø Capacity Building

Ø Business Process Development

Ø ICT Skills

How to apply:

Submission Guideline:

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in one document as PDF or MS Word to jobs@auaf.edu.af Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “**Director of Procurement**” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before August 2, 2018. After reviews of the applicants, interviews for the finalists will be set up.

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United States of America: Senior Technical Advisor-Strategic Information

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

Please visit ICAP’s website for more information.

ICAP is seeking applicants for the role of Senior Technical Advisor-Strategic Information to oversee the development and maintenance of the data architecture to generate near real-time HIV recency data for the CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Senior Technical Advisor-Strategic Information will oversee the design of a robust data architecture that generates near real-time HIV recency data. The architecture will include user-friendly, high-quality interfaces for data visualization, including hotspot maps and trend analyses, to enhance improved surveillance of HIVrecent infection and enhanced prevention services. S/he will additionally provide technical assistance to ministries of health to design and implement strategy to build capacity of surveillance and informatics systems to oversee data quality and data use for decision making (including capacity building of M&E staff).

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

In collaboration with ministries of health and CDC:

  • Provide direction to highly skilled surveillance specialists, including data analysts and health informatics staff, and conduct formal reviews of work plans for SI staff
  • Work closely with laboratory team to manage and analyze HIV recency data
  • Lead the review and approval, ensuring consistency and quality, of the strategic information related aspects of protocol design, training, implementation and evaluation
  • Design and oversee the implementation of strategies to strengthen and enhance strategic information systems infrastructure and capacity within each focus country, including strategies to build the skills of in-country strategic information personnel to manage and participate in data collection and analysis
  • Oversee the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for strategic components of the project, including but not limited to design and QC of data capture application, secure transmission and storage of data on cloud-based servers, design and implementation of central data repository and user-friendly data visualization interface, and routine data reviews
  • Oversee the development and implementation of quality control measures that will monitor accurate and complete capture of HIV recency data, deduplication at the central data repository, and accurate summary and analysis of epidemic trends and hotspot mapping
  • Represent the project on strategic information issues
  • Liaise with other members of multidisciplinary project teams, including leadership, laboratory, clinical, and operational staff
  • Facilitates data linkages from recent infection surveillance initiatives to laboratory information systems, HIV case-based surveillance systems, electronic medical record systems, to provide a data platform for more granular and targeted analyses of HIV recency analyses
  • Oversee provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) staff on strategic information domains, including data management, analysis, interpretation, and informatics.
  • Identifies and strengthens regular national- and district-level platforms for evidence-based programing, including the establishment of a program performance review meeting
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree (preferably PhD) in Epidemiology, strategic information, international development or other related field.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 8 years of experience working in epidemiology
  • At least 5 years of work experience in developing countries
  • Advanced technical skills including demonstrated experience in statistical analyses, management of large and complex surveillance data sets, use and dissemination of public health data, and providing technical assistance in these areas
  • Experience in the collection, analysis and interpretation of HIV program data (client and clinic level data) as well as sentinel cohort and population based survey data and in the calculation of demographic and epidemiological indicators
  • Proficient in SAS, STATA, R or equivalent statistical package to conduct descriptive and model based analyses with HIVprogram data
  • Experience in analyzing and in presenting data from multiple sources for identifying national- and sub-national trends and risk factors by population group
  • A proven track record of successful knowledge and skills transfer to local institutions through basic and ongoing hands-on skill trainings, seminars, brainstorms and workshops
  • Ability to work with and learn from a team of technical experts with varied background (health information system developer, health care service providers, etc.)
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including leaders, technical professionals, government and non-government representatives
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability and attention to detail
  • Experience in word processing, use of spreadsheets (including graphing), database use, e-mail communication and internet research
  • Skills and abilities in the practical use of Epi-Info, SPSS, Excel, and Access
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic international travel throughout the region to support the project.

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “1942 – Senior Technical Lead S&I to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu

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United States of America: Senior Technical Advisor – Laboratory Surveillance

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

Please visit ICAP’s website for more information.

ICAP is seeking applicants for the role of Senior Technical Advisor – Laboratory Surveillance to oversee laboratory aspects of the CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Director, the Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for the provision of technical direction and guidance of all laboratory related project activities and work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for strategic information activities in interpreting data captured from the surveillance system. The incumbent will oversee the work of headquarter, regional and country-based laboratory teams and represent laboratory

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversee and provide direction to highly skilled team of laboratory specialists
  • Work closely with strategic information team to manage and analyze HIV recency data
  • Lead the review and approval, ensuring consistency and quality, of the laboratory related aspects of HIV recency testing and counseling, protocol design, training, implementation and evaluation
  • Design and oversee the implementation of strategies to strengthen and enhance laboratory systems infrastructure and capacity within each focus country, including strategies to build the skills of in-country laboratory personnel to manage and participate in data collection and analysis
  • Oversee the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for laboratory components of the project, including but not limited to specimen collection, storage, transport, testing as well as data management and flow, and routine data reviews
  • Oversee the development and implementation of quality control measures that will monitor specimen quality and storage conditions, including temperature and time as well as data completeness and consistency across multiple sources of data including laboratory instruments and routine clinical data at targeted sites
  • Provide technical assistance to establish routine, continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes for rapid recency testing/testing algorithm, including continuous training and quality
  • Oversee provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) staff on laboratory surveillance domains, including HIV recency testing, quality control, data capture, analysis, and interpretation
  • Represent the project on laboratory surveillance issues
  • Liaise with other members of multidisciplinary project teams, including leadership, strategic information, clinical and procurement and operational staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • PhD or MD with MS in laboratory science, epidemiology, or related field

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in laboratory services and laboratory management
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in laboratory management, quality assurance, quality control, biosafety, document development, specimen management, and use of electronic information systems within a laboratory context
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in routine laboratory and clinical data driven surveillance activities, including development and use of data systems to support HIV case-based surveillance
  • Demonstrated experience serving as a technical resource and in supervisory roles
  • Proven ability to effectively train and build capacity of local/country partners
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English
  • Previous experience working to support the establishment and operations of laboratory systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires approximately one (1) to two (2) international trips per year with each trip lasting five (5) to ten (10) days.
  • Requires one (1) to three (3) domestic (U.S.) trips per year to conferences and meetings with each trip lasting up to five (5) days.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV by email with subject title “1942-Senior Technical Surveillance Lead” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu.

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United States of America: Senior Technical Advisor-Clinical Services

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

Please visit ICAP’s website for more information.

ICAP is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the role of Senior Technical Clinical Lead to oversee clinical and counseling aspects of CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Director, the Senior Technical Advisor-Clinical Services will be responsible for the development of program objectives and workplans and provision of technical direction and guidance of all clinical and counseling-related project activities. S/he provides leadership and is responsible for overseeing the management, mentorship and capacity building of clinical and counseling professionals.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

In close collaboration with ministries of health and CDC:

  • Provide direction to highly skilled clinicians and counseling staff
  • Lead the review and approval, ensuring consistency and quality, of the clinical and counseling related aspects of HIVrecency testing and counseling protocol design, training, implementation and evaluation
  • Design and oversee the implementation of strategies to strengthen and enhance counseling and testing capacity within each focus country, including strategies to build the skills of in-country testing and counseling personnel to conduct HIVrecency test counseling and referral for enhanced prevention services, including partner notification/index testing
  • Oversee the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for counseling components of the project
  • Oversee the development and implementation of quality control measures for HIV recency counseling and referral for enhanced prevention services
  • Provide TA to the National HIV program on priority prevention interventions including but not limited to index testing, interventions for HIV-negative contacts and enhanced counselling approaches
  • Represent the project on clinical and counseling issues
  • Liaise with other members of multidisciplinary project teams, including leadership, strategic information, laboratory and procurement and operational staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • MD or MPH with additional experience

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 5 years’ experience in delivering HIV care and treatment services or 10 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS program management with an MPH
  • Extensive experience in HIV care and treatment program management.
  • Ability to supervise technical staff, develop projects/activities, set realistic priorities, workplans and timelines, and evaluate appropriately.
  • Experience with health care programs in resource-constrained settings and with local government partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, sponsors, sub-contractors and other partners.
  • Good writing and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is a must.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic international travel throughout project countries to support the planning and implementation of project.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV by email with subject title “1942-Senior Technical Clinical Lead” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu.

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South Africa: Regional Project Director – South Africa

Organization: ICAP
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

Please visit ICAP’s website for more information.

ICAP is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the role of Regional Project Director to oversee the portfolio of the project staff based in the regional office, primarily involving training, monitoring and supervision aspects of CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Director, the Regional Project Director will ensure coordination and facilitation of all facets of national-level project activities including the Ministries of Health (MOHs) and CDC country offices and contributions from local partners. The Regional Project Director will also provide oversight and management of key regional technical staff.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • On behalf of ICAP, liaise with the key stakeholders in the region, most critically the countries’ Ministries of Health, and CDC
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and day-to-day supervision of regional project staff, including development and review of formal monthly regional HR plans
  • Participate in protocol development; ethical reviews; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & training manual development; staff training; implementation; adherence to protocol/SOPs; and data management, analysis, & dissemination, as needed, in concert with ICAP staff in New York, CDC, and the MOH.
  • Oversee outside sub-contractors and communicate regularly to ensure adherence to protocol/SOPs and timeline.
  • Represent ICAP in meetings held with the MOH, CDC and other in-country collaborators.
  • Communicate effectively to various audiences regarding the details of the project and ensure stakeholder participation.
  • Support regional procurement and oversee management of Senior Procurement Officer and Procurement Officer.
  • Track project progress and prepare progress reports to be shared with the MOHs, country CDC offices, ICAP HQ, and others.
  • Provide the support required for capacity building for MOH to maintain and strengthen the HIV recency surveillance system.
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • MPH, MD, PhD, or equivalent professional degree in a relevant field.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum ten (10) years of supporting the regional implementation of HIV projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing surveillance activities, laboratory based surveillance preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and capacity building of local partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
  • Strong technical background.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings
  • Experience with statistical sampling as well as quantitative data collection methodologies and database design and management.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic travel throughout the region to support project planning and implementation.

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “1942 – Regional Program Director” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu

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United States of America: Director of Management and Operations

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has worked towards its mission of improving the health of families and communities across the world.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems. ICAP implements innovative and sustainable health solutions through technical assistance; implementation support; capacity-building; and thought and innovation leadership.

Please visit ICAP’s website for more information.

ICAP is seeking applicants for the role of Director of Management and Operations to oversee the operational aspects of the CDC’s Public Health Surveillance of Recent HIV Infection and Response under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDSRelief (PEPFAR).
This position is contingent upon successful proposal outcome and donor approval.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Management and Operations will support the Project Director in managing day to-day work related to the planning and implementation of project activities. The Director of Management and Operations will provide supervision and guidance to a team of operational and administrative staff.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Supervise, manage and provide leadership to the New York-based operational team on financial, administrative, human resources and other related management aspects of the project, aligning their efforts with project goals

  • Harness human, material and financial resources appropriate for the project. This includes overseeing the following:

  • The establishment of detailed implementation workplans for all projects, including internal operational plans that detail how ICAP will use its human and organizational resources.

  • The generation and maintenance of detailed procurement and disposition plans; coordinating negotiations with CDCAtlanta, CDC in-country and host country governments regarding country-specific issues.

  • A formal, monthly regional human resources plan for the assignment of New York-based operational and technical project staff to support project activities as well as regional resource staff to support in-country project activities; this plan will reflect the input and consensus of the regional Project Director and other Technical Advisors.

  • The quality and overall performance of sub-recipient partners and service providers.

  • On a quarterly basis, lead the development and dissemination of internal updates on the project to the projects team and ICAP Core Leadership Group. Reports will include operational updates, names of key staff, and status of sub-recipient partners; and technical updates, important dates and key data points.

  • Manage and coordinate the development of presentations and reports that provide details on project progress, achievements, and lessons learned; and present, as needed, such reports to key stakeholders, including CDC, host country governments, and other implementing partners, in coordination with the PI and the Senior Technical Director.

  • Manage the coordination of the development, completion and maintenance of all aspects of internal knowledge management for the project.

  • Oversee all activities, outputs and outcomes related to project management and administration including reporting, financial transactions, execution of project plans and project performance monitoring and evaluation. This includes:

  • Serving as the project management focal point for the mid-project and final external evaluation (“EPMP”) and internal retreats; ensure findings/action items from both are implemented.

  • Oversee project’s annual expenditure analysis requirements.

  • Manage the life-of-project budget projections and leading the internal ICAP process to plan for and address any necessary budgetary adjustments.

  • Support the overall vision for and guidance of the project through strategic relationships and alliances with relevant USGpartners and funders, ensure positive relationships with and communications to CDC, and represent the project, at the direction of the PI, in matters pertaining to the execution of program-related activities before host country governments, CDC and other partners, including interactions with the most senior level representatives of these institutions.

  • Perform other related duties, as directed.

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree (or greater) in public health, or in related health or medical discipline.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in managing public health research programs in areas such as HIV, TB, and maternal child health in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills for leading operations teams and other public health professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of USG rules and regulation required.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic international travel throughout the region to support the project.

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “1942 – Management and Operations Director” to icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu

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Health Economist – Evaluation and Research specialist

Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss TPH conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health.

To perform our services, we are looking for consultants to be integrated in our pool of experts with the following profile:

Health Economist – Evaluation and Research specialist

To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for experts with:

· Minimum 10 years international experience in health economics and/or outcomes research

· Minimum Master degree or higher (e.g., MS, MPH, MBA, PhD, DrPH). Formal training in health economics, public health, health services research, policy analysis, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care administration or related discipline preferred.

· Experience of leading/conducting large-scale evaluations, and applying evaluation methodologies in relation to Value for Money and experience of their application in the context of global health/international development

· Strong knowledge and use of statistical tools for quantitative and qualitative data analysis (e.g. software packages such as SPSS, STATA, R, etc.)

· Track record in conceptualizing and agreeing methodologies for economic evaluations (e.g. Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Analysis) with donors as well as partner institutions

· Ability to work under pressure and develop, lead and deliver research and evaluations on time

· Strong analytical, writing and reporting skills and ability and experience in preparation and presentation of complex data in simple, user-friendly forms

· Experience working with not-for-profit sector is an asset

· Excellent command of English (speaking & writing) required, another language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) is an asset

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter including your daily rate in English to spmu.recruitment@swisstph.ch. In your email’s subject matter, please specify “Application for Health Economist – Evaluation and Research specialist”..

For further information please consult our new website: https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/scih/

How to apply:

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter including your daily rate in English to spmu.recruitment@swisstph.ch. In your email’s subject matter, please specify “Application for Health Economist – Evaluation and Research specialist”..

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Laboratory expert

Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss TPH conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health.

To perform our services, we are looking for consultants to be integrated in our pool of experts with the following profile:

Laboratory expert

To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for experts with:

§ Minimum 10 years’ experience working in laboratory services and the management of diagnostic products

§ Experience with international agencies on strengthening laboratory services and/or diagnostic product/equipment matters

§ Experience with and strong understanding of the diagnostic platforms used for the management of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programmes in limited resource settings

§ Proven expertise in working with and understanding Quality Assurance (QA) systems, the selection of laboratory diagnostics and the implementation of diagnostic programs especially in resource limited settings.

§ Working knowledge of procurement and supply chain good practices for diagnostic products.

§ Good understanding of the WHO prequalification program and the work of the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF)

§ Experience in preparing policy documents and technical guidelines

§ Strong analytical, writing and reporting skills as well as excellent spoken communication skills essential

§ Excellent command of English (speaking & writing) required, another language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) is a strong asset

§ Ability to work under pressure, work experience in fragile and operating challenging environments is an asset

§ Experience working with not-for-profit sector is an asset

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter including your daily rate in English to spmu.recruitment@swisstph.ch . In your email’s subject matter, please specify “Application for laboratory expert”.

For further information please consult our new website: https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/scih/

How to apply:

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter including your daily rate in English to spmu.recruitment@swisstph.ch . In your email’s subject matter, please specify “Application for laboratory expert”.

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United States of America: Executive Assistant – EXECU01212-00001

Organization: US Institute of Peace
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

We are a nonpartisan institute chartered by Congress to tackle the world’s toughest problems. Working in conflict zones around the world, our staff advise and support the military, government officials and community leaders – to promote knowledge and practices that prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers. The Institute is headquartered in Washington DC with staff working in 22 different countries, at any given time up to 20% of the staff could be deployed working in the field.

JOB BRIEF

The Executive Assistant to the CFO is responsible for providing a range of administrative, communications, and financial support to the CFO and the Office of Finance. The incumbent maintains high standards of professionalism, efficiency, personal communication, discretion and independent judgment in working with internal and external contacts, including Board members. In-depth knowledge of organization operations, policies, and procedures will be essential to success. The position also assists as assigned within all areas of the Office of Finance, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, contracting, grants administration, and budget and planning. As such, the incumbent must have superb organization and communication skills and a technical capacity for financial activities. An appreciation for and dedication to customer service is critical.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for scheduling and managing the CFO’s calendar, including prioritizing and resolving related conflicts and competing demands, and proactively scheduling important meetings with internal and external individuals
  • Supports and coordinates Board of Directors’ Audit and Finance Committee meeting arrangements including teleconferences and minute-taking as required
  • Support Office of Finance communications and information sharing on various platforms
  • Perform finance and procurement functions, if assigned, including serving as a contracting officer representative and supporting the AP/AR team as necessary
  • Interact with all levels of Institute staff in performing assigned duties
  • Provides support in arranging Finance meetings including handling logistics, room reservations (internal and external), and local travel
  • Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to; meeting notes, scanning, copying, faxing, and data entry
  • Performs various financial administrative functions for the team as necessary, including: purchase requisitions, shipping requests, travel expense reports, requests for payment, consultancy agreements, etc.
  • Represent the Office of Finance and the CFO through professional, friendly and respectful interactions internally and externally

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals of countries listed in a U.S. Collective Defense Arrangement per the Department of State. To see a list of those countries, go to http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/collectivedefense/index.htm.

  • A Bachelor’s degree required

  • A minimum of 5 years of related professional experience in a complex nonprofit or government environment;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Must exhibit a high degree of confidentiality;

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior officials and Board of Directors’ members;

  • Knowledge of finance and procurement processes;

  • Experience serving as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) a plus;

  • Experience processing purchase requisitions, shipping requests, travel expense reports, requests for payment, consultancy agreements;

  • Experience performing general clerical duties to include but not limited to; meeting notes, scanning, copying, faxing, and data entry;

  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills

  • Attention to details and accuracy a must;

  • Adept at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment;

  • Strong time management skills;

  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;

  • Strong skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Excel, is a must

  • Ability to work independently or as a team member with strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong computer skills in database usage is preferred;

  • Experience with government financial system/software preferred;

  • Knowledge of accounting and/or contracting preferred.

All USIP contract and employee position are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume or CV

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do Not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applications that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:
https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=75445f4f0b08bb22c6a68368665fd6d3

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Central African Republic: Consortium Coordinator – Central African Republic

Organization: MENTOR Initiative
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 18 May 2018

Background:

The MENTOR Initiative (MENTOR) is a “not for profit”, charitable, non-governmental organization devoted to reducing death and suffering from malaria and other Vector Born Diseases in humanitarian crises. MENTOR is currently providing ongoing emergency support to the most vulnerable communities in Liberia, Angola, Kenya, South Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Syria and Southern Chad. MENTOR has worked in CAR since 2008, instigating an effective and innovative community healthcare approach across the North West of the country. This approach allows for primary healthcare to be delivered in locations in the most remote rural communities.

Overall Job Purpose:

In October 2016, MENTOR became the Lead Agency of a DFID-funded consortium of 4 INGOs focused on improving healthcare delivery across four prefectures in CAR. The current Consortium is being funded for 24 months (until end September 2018). The Phase III will be developed during the period between June and December 2018.

The Consortium Coordinator is part of the lead agency’s country management team. The Consortium Coordinator will act as the focal point for the Consortium. She/he acts as lead representative for the Consortium as a whole and as required at humanitarian coordination meetings and meetings involving relevant Ministries, UN agencies and INGO’s coordination bodies. She/he acts as a liaison for donor and government authorities in country. She/he manages and represents a Consortium Coordination team from the programme perspective. She/he is the overall Phase II process manager of the DFID-funded consortium. The Consortium Coordinator works very close with the Consortium Finance and Compliance Manager.

This Consortium Team is led by the Consortium Coordinator and the Consortium Finance and Compliance Manager and consists of the MENTOR Health Program Coordinator, the Deputy Health Programme Coordinator supported by the Program Manager and Regional Grants Manager (both Managers based at HQ level). The Consortium Team supports and collaborates with a Steering Committee comprising of the Country Directors of Consortium partner organizations as well as technical working groups made up of focal points from each partner agency. The Consortium Coordination team is responsible for the overall implementation of the grant and its project cycle, in compliance with donor and government guidelines. The Consortium Coordination team will be responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented according to the approved proposal, adhering with donor and local government guidelines and in an impactful and effective manner.

The main responsibilities of this post include:

Consortium Oversight:

· Ensure that all aspects of the project are implemented effectively, according to the donor proposal and taking into account the key needs and wants of all involved stakeholders

· Create an effectively working relationship between the Consortium Coordination Team and the Consortium Steering Committee, ensuring joined-up thinking and a harmonized approach to program strategy and delivery of quality healthcare across CAR through regularly meetings (which the Consortium Coordinator will chair), involving the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders where necessary

· Create and distribute realistic and pragmatic work plans, ensuring that consortium partners are on the same page, and support their implementation, in close cooperation with the Consortium Team

· Work to ensure that DFID principles are used throughout the Consortium’s implementation, including but not limited to their Value for Money framework and their Smart Rules

· Cooperate with the MENTOR Finance Coordinator and the HQ based Consortium Finance & Compliance Manager to ensure that the program stays as per designed budget

Consortium Technical Support:

(In close collaboration with the MENTOR Health Programme Coordinator with his/her Deputy and HQ Programme Manager)

· Monitor high-quality technical inputs provided by the MENTOR Deputy HPC and the HQ Programme Manager with the Grants Manager as well as technical focal points from partner organizations throughout the Consortium implementation process, including but not limited to program design, program implementation, and monitoring & evaluation

· Work to ensure the sharing of knowledge and best practices across the Consortium, ensuring that the Consortium makes the most out of each partner’s areas of expertise and that synergies are applied as planned in the grant, in close cooperation with the delegate HPC

· Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are clear as per the established work-plan, and that they are consistently met in line with required DFID / MENTOR formats. This includes required input from HQ level within the partner organizations

· Understand DFID principles including their Value-for-Money framework and ensure that they are enacted across the Consortium project

· With direct support from the Deputy HPC, the HQ Programme Manager and the Grants Manager, encourage capacity building across the Consortium, particularly trying to upskill members of national staff

· Ensure the continuation of the program risk register, updating where new risks emerge, and work with the Consortium Coordination Team and the Consortium Steering Committee to ensure that risks are mitigated as much as possible

· Follow (and improve where necessary) the framework for the constant monitoring of program progress through regular, harmonized data collection and analysis of key indicators – ensuring that processes and results are properly documented

· With direct support from the Deputy HPC, facilitate shared and constant lesson learning processes across the Consortium and throughout the Consortium project period

Consortium Reporting:

· Coordinate the preparation and final compilation of program reporting to the donor (quarterly reports, Reinforcement Team Visit reports, Security Updates among others) other consortium members and any other stakeholders as required through a viable liaison with relevant focal points from each partner and within the Consortium Coordination Team to produce high-quality reports adhering to reporting schedules

o This will involve the building of working relationships with focal points from each partner organization and creating a collaborative atmosphere

o The Consortium Coordinator will also be required to provide any support as needed by the MENTOR Finance Coordinator and the HQ Finance & Compliance Manager in the preparation of the financial reports

· Collate and prepare any documentation required for any program modifications, amendments, extensions etc. for donor or government approval

· Responsible for timely and detailed communication of all security incidents within the operational area of the Consortium to the MENTOR HQ based Consortium Manager and to DFID representatives.

Consortium Proposal

  • Contribute to the preparation and development of the final proposal for the Phase III of the Consortium, taking into account all the partners inputs and lessons learned, the DFID feedback from the Phase I and Phase II as well as the Evaluation Reports.

Consortium Representation:

· Work together with the MENTOR CD as the main representative of the lead agency in the country, and act as the focal point and representative for the Consortium in-country, with all stakeholders including any DFID representatives that are visiting the country

· Develop close working relationships with other in-country partners, including but not limited to: The Ministry of Health, other government ministries, other health consortia (a.o Bekou), the CCO or other NGOs and UN agencies

· Present the Consortium’s objectives and achievements at any relevant times

As The MENTOR Initiative is working in a constantly changing humanitarian aid environment, reasonable specific work duties may be requested that may not fit into the above job description, but which will help promote over all programs goals and aims. This includes the possibility of transfer to another similar post across MENTOR country programs within the period of this contract agreement.

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant experience in programme management

  • Highly knowledgeable of logical frameworks, proposal development, M&E and reporting

  • Advanced skills in Excel is an asset

  • Experience in community-level Healthcare programmes is an asset

  • Solid experience with operations in insecure and volatile environments

  • Organised, self-starter, able to build and maintain partnerships

  • Experience in coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders; proven capacity to coordinate the Consortium Partners (from Country Directors to technical leads)

  • Flexible and willing to learn

  • Excellent team worker and communications skills

  • Practical, hands on approach

  • Fluent French and in English (written and oral)

  • Familiarity with NGO working environments and standard procedures.

  • Familiarity with DFID-funded projects is an asset

How to apply:

Send CV and letter of motivation to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net

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Switzerland: Project Leader – Finances Expert

Organization: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 May 2018

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international health.

Project Leader – Finances Expert

Position based in Basel – Switzerland

Tasks:

  • Technical: conduct activities related to the appraisal and performance monitoring of health sector development projects; assist in the design, management and evaluation of programs; perform Value for Money assessments / economic evaluations (e.g. Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Analysis) with donors as well as partner institutions

  • Managerial: ensure leadership with oversight of a team and finance expertise to activities within Local Fund Agent (LFA) services under Global Fund mandate if needed; assist in the identification, acquisition and implementation of other projects with different donors

To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we are looking for candidates with:

  • Training and formal qualification (at least Master degree level) in financial accounting and/or financial administration and management required e.g. Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Accountant Certification, Chartered Financial Analyst or Fédération des Experts-Comptables Européens etc.

  • Minimum of 10 years technical working experience in the field of finances, controlling and/or auditing of health sector development projects, and/or Value for Money assessments required

  • A qualification in financial auditing and/or strong experience in auditing are an asset

  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience required, preferably in the health sector with:

  • strong project management and team management skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in complex environment; an in-depth knowledge of issues relating to project management in developing countries;

  • strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents; strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior-level officials; experience in proposal writing is an asset

  • Previous Local Fund Agent (LFA) experience or experience with the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an asset

  • Experience working with not-for-profit sector is an asset

  • Excellent command of English AND French (speaking & writing) required, another language (Spanish or Portuguese) is an asset

    An initial contract of two years will be offered with possibility of renewal based on performance. The countries or mandates covered will depend on needs, and experience of the selected candidate.

    Expected start of services: as soon as possible but latest in September 2018

How to apply:

In case of interest, please send your CV (maximum 3 pages) together with 2 references, a cover letter including salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 31 May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, the recruitment for the position will be finalized by mid-June 2017.

» To the recruiting tool https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Jobs/All

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Ethiopia: Team Leader Social, Economics and Policy research team

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 16 Jun 2018

Main purpose of position

ICARDA seeks to hire a dynamic and highly qualified senior economist to lead the Social, Economics and Policy Research (SEPR) team and support ICARDA’s research programs. She/he will analyze polices and institutions related to agricultural and rural transformation, agricultural technology adoption and impact analysis, agricultural trade and markets, access to and ownership of key agricultural resources, agricultural value chain development, climate change and economic development, and gender and social inclusion. She/he will play a lead role in aligning the research focus of ICARDA with the socio-economic development agenda of non-tropical dryland countries. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid background on the theoretical underpinnings of the political economy of development, be conversant with qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques for comprehensive agricultural policy analysis and strategies for effective policy engagement, advocacy, and influence. He/she will have a collaborative and inclusive approach and a track record in effectively leading teams.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

· Provide strategic, scientific and management leadership to the Social, Economics and Policy Research team within the Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Systems Program of ICARDA (the current team is made up of 8 scientists);

· Develop, plan and implement the socioeconomic and policy research agenda contributing to the effectiveness and impact of ICARDA’s research;

· Develop, foster and maintain interdisciplinary collaborative approaches within socioeconomic research and across other disciplines;

· Support ICARDA’s research programs in embedding socio-economics and policy into their research;

· Position ICARDA ‘s social, economics and policy research within the international research for development arena to increase awareness of ICARDA’s research and its impact;

· Seek mutually beneficial collaborations with external centers of excellence and world renowned scholars;

· Lead ICARDA’s policy research for generating evidence that supports agricultural and rural transformation through enhanced agricultural technology adoption and impacts, more equitable agricultural trade and markets, achievement of gender equity, improved access to and ownership of key agricultural resources, agricultural value chain development, adaptation to climate change and economic development;

· Lead or oversee impact studies of ICARDA’s research;

· Play a key role in ICARDA’s fund raising efforts, by identifying strategic and innovative research streams, and designing relevant and high-quality projects;

· Develop an effective strategy and mechanisms that are in line with the interests of the regions for evidence-based policy engagement and advocacy with relevant stakeholders including key decision makers in countries of ICARDA’s interest;

· Design and implement capacity development activities on agricultural policy formulation and research;

· Publish research results in international referred (ISI) journals, international fora and in popular media.

Education, qualifications and experience

· PhD in Agricultural Economics or closely related fields

· At least 12 years of experience in conducting research on social, agricultural economics and policy, including experience managing teams;

· A track record in envisaging, designing and implementing effective research programs;

· Proven experience in applied economics of analyzing and formulating policies for agriculture transformations and enhancing rural livelihoods

· Proven track record in fund raising and networking with the wider development community

· Strong publication record in relevant international referred journals

· Knowledge and experience in synthesizing information and communicating with decision making officials and ability to present the key results in concise and authoritative manner

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;

· Demonstrated ability to effectively build, lead and manage diverse teams of talented scientists from different disciplines and cultures;

· Excellent written and spoken English;

· Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interact and communicate research outputs and impacts with diverse audiences;

· Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary

· Knowledge and understanding of the social, economic and political fabric of the agriculture sector in CWANA region would be an advantage

· Interest and dedication to the mission of ICARDA.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by June 16, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.

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

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South Africa: Country Director – Centurion new offices

Organization: ICAP
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director and the Deputy Director of ICAP at Columbia University, the Country Director of South Africa serves as the primary ICAP representative in South Africa. Respon-sible for the strategic leadership and direction of all of ICAP’s programs of research, technical assistance and training in South Africa, he/she will manage all aspects of the country program, including technical, programmatic and operational aspects while ensuring optimal use of human, financial and physical resources and full compliance with donor regulations and requirements and University policies. Furthermore, the incumbent will lead the implementation and monitoring of ICAP’s portfolio of work in-country and provide administrative supervision to South Africa-based ICAP staff who work regionally in support of ICAP’s work in other countries. The Country Director will develop and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government of South Africa (GOS), academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Provide strategic leadership to the design and implementation of country programs, projects and activities and oversee program planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation

• Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones and technical quality standards, and to achieve project objectives, deliverables and targets

• Provide leadership and ensure that all projects and activities are executed in line with and meet the technical standards and expectations of ICAP and its donors and supporters

• Oversee and coordinate the successful completion of planning and budgeting requirements of the country office

• Ensure mechanisms are in place to monitor the implementation of projects, including progress toward achieving objectives and targets with high-quality and on-time performance

• Provide effective oversight of all financial and administrative functions undertaken by the country office to ensure efficient and effective as well as provision of sufficient administrative support to all projects

• Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with ICAP standard operating procedures, Columbia University and donor policies and regulations, and national policies and laws

• Develop and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government of South Africa (GOS), academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners

• Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned

• Lead in-country efforts for development and mobilisation of new resources and donor commitments

• Perform other duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS):

• MBcHB / MD (or international equivalent), PhD, MPH, or other relevant advanced degree in the fields of Public Health or International Development

• A minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing large international public health or human development programs with at least 5 years in managing public health programs in resource-limited settings

• Experience in HIV/ AIDS program development, implementation and monitoring in resource-limited settings

• Demonstrated knowledge of technical content areas relevant to the current projects within the ICAP South Africa country portfolio

• A proven record of leading donor-funded projects, which consistently meet objectives and targets

• Experience in working on or leading health and development projects supported by the US Government, the Global Fund, the UN system agencies, foundations or other bilateral donors

• Demonstrated knowledge of rules, regulations and requirements of USG and other major international donors

• Demonstrated experience and skill in public health diplomacy, negotiations and cross-cultural communications

• Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills

• Demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and resolve problems, constraints and issues relevant to project implementation and performance

• Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor a culturally diverse team operating in complex environments.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

• In-depth knowledge of the South African public health sector and national and provincial health systems

• Demonstrated experience in overseeing the design and implementation of research studies, public health evaluations and training and education programs.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

2-4 international trips per year and very frequent national trips to other Provinces within the country.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward a detailed CV as well as a cover letter with the subject line “Country Director” to the following address: icap-jobs-southafrica@columbia.edu

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United States of America: Deputy Chief of Party/Program Manager

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Position Summary:

Working under the vision, guidance, and direction of the Chief of Party (CoP), the Deputy Chief of Party/Program Manager will support the CoP in managing day to-day work related to the planning and implementation of project activities for ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control. The Deputy Chief of Party/Program Manager will also assist in supervising and supporting a team of technical and administrative staff.

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

Major Accountabilities:

· Support program leadership to ensure the effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives

· Assist in the facilitation of project activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation

· Serve as the primary point of coordination internally within ICAP and between ICAP and collaborating partners to address technical and operational matters

· Triage and coordinate the development of responses to requests from the USAID including periodic work plans, budgets, and progress reports

· Provide support to project staff to ensure that project activities are effectively implemented technically, programmatically, financially and administratively

· Generate, route, review and approve project-related grant actions

· Oversee the development and execution of subagreements with collaborating partners

· Assist in the preparation and presentation of progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders including the Ministry of Health and other partners

· Assist in presentation of progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including USAID, the government, and other implementing partners, and in the preparation for all such presentations

· Perform other duties as assigned

Education:

· Master’s degree in public administration, public health or other relevant degree

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

· At least 10 years demonstrated experience managing HIV/AIDS projects in a developing country setting

· Demonstrated capacity to provide management oversight to large (at least $15 million annually), complex programs

· Ability to organize and work with diverse teams to produce high quality project deliverables on time and according to budget

· Demonstrated experience managing PEFPAR-funded projects

· English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Deputy Chief of Party/Program Manager” in the subject line.

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United States of America: Financial Management and Operations Director

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

The Financial Management and Operations Director will be responsible for the overall accounting, finance and administration components of ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control. S/he will ensure financial reporting is in accordance with USAID contractual requirements and will oversee program procurement activities. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, and develop and utilize effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures and liquidations of the project. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that financial management, personnel, administrative, and contractual operations systems are conducted according to ICAPregulations, standard operating procedures, and good business practices

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversee all project-specific financial planning, budgeting, and reporting
  • Prepare accurate project budgets; track expenses; oversee payroll, benefits, and reimbursements; ensure that required project financial controls and cost performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to; prevent over-expenditure of budgets; ensure proper safeguards of funds; and ensure compliance with established U.S. Government and ICAP financial and accounting procedures
  • Apply detailed financial reporting and project cost reimbursement process in accordance with established financial system
  • In collaboration with the project leadership, manage all local sub-awards and ensure sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting
  • Provide guidance and support for contract development and management
  • Record and document all financial transactions into an approved ICAP Field Expense Accounting System and submit timely monthly reports
  • Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports
  • Oversee local procurements and execute all approved payments for local vendors, contractors, and consultants for goods and services received, in accordance with the laws and regulations of Zimbabwe, as well as with ICAP and USAIDregulations
  • Assist in the preparation and management of project budgets and pipeline expenditures
  • Maintain inventories and controls over project office fixed assets, such as furnishings and computer equipment
  • Manage timesheets for office staff, ensuring timely submission, approval, accuracy, and filing
  • Prepare country activity travel advances and process travel claims, and work with country program staff to resolve accounting related issues
  • Maintain an effective office country filing system

EDUCATION

  • A master’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, commerce or related field.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • At least 10 years of experience working as a finance and administration manager.
  • Familiarity with managing programs that are USG-donor funded and strong command of USAID regulations and compliance
  • Extensive financial and administration experience working with non-governmental organizations
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications and Quickbooks
  • Experience developing and interpreting standard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow) and creation of Journal entries preferred
  • English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Financial Management and Operations Director” in the subject line.

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United States of America: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor will be responsible for designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of all activities relating to ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control. S/he will have primary responsibility of reporting on project outputs and outcomes. The MEL specialist will liaise closely with the ICAP-New York Strategic Information (SI) Unit and other technical and programmatic staff

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

Major Accountabilities:

· Develop, facilitate and provide leadership to ensure effective implementation of the project’s MEL Plan, including the development of project outputs, performance indicators, and targets, in line with USAID indicators and reporting

· Design and oversee the implementation of MEL systems to ensure timely collection, management, and dissemination of data for reporting progress towards the project’s objectives

· Develop and implement standard operating procedures for data collection, management and reporting

· Establish data quality assurance (DQA) activities to ensure timeliness and accuracy of data

· Conduct routine field visits to ensure progress and quality of data collection, reporting, and monitoring

· Ensure that routinely collected data summaries are available in a timely manner and in a user-friendly format for regular use by the Country Director, Chief of Party, technical team, and other key stakeholders for program review and planning

· Ensure the alignment of research and MEL activities with program goals, and contribute to the development of annual work plans to identify project targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities

· Develop and implement MEL reporting guidelines and systems designed to inform the direction of the project, including data quality and data use strategies

· Train program staff on MEL guidelines, data collection tools, and other tools for MEL.

· Supervise all staff involved in collecting and analyzing data and reporting results

· Conduct field-based monitoring, technical assistance, and training to program teams, and partner organizations, to strengthen their capacity in the collection, cleaning, analysis, and use of data for program management and donor reporting

· Collaborate with counterparts and partner organizations, including other USAID programs, in work planning and program implementation

· Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, and other research outputs of the program

· Ensure efficient systems are in place for project staff to collect and compile relevant information for routine project reports and other special reports

· In coordination with the Chief of Party, program and technical staff, prepare consolidated reports for dissemination that include concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs to meet reporting requirements for US government and other stakeholders

· Ensure that robust electronic systems are in place to manage and use aggregate level MEL data

· Develop, implement and analyze targeted evaluations as needed with the MEL team

· Promote and support data use and dissemination of project information among project stakeholders

Education:

· Master’s degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

· Experience in using research and monitoring information for decision making and program adaptations

· At least 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs

· Demonstrated experience in developing and managing data collection systems

· Ability to develop and implement quality assurance systems

· Experience working with PEPFAR-supported projects and/or with international donors

· English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor” in the subject line.

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United States of America: Chief of Party (CoP)

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

The Chief of Party (CoP) will report directly to the Country Director (CD) and provide strategic leadership, management and vision for ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control. The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will have primary responsibility of serving as the key liaison with USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. The CoP will work closely with the Principal Investigator and the ICAP in Zimbabwe leadership team, including the Country Director and Financial Management and Operations Director to oversee and supervise the implementation of all project activities.

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and management of the ICAP program strategies in line with USAID strategies and in the context of the country plans
  • Provide high-level technical guidance in planning and implementing project activities
  • Oversee all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Drive use of data to track program quality, program outcomes and through targeted evaluations, assess programmatic impact on project goals
  • Lead the annual work planning process and contribute to planning meetings with the donor
  • Participate actively in the development of innovative approaches to strategic information and data visualization and use
  • Manage a diverse project team of qualified staff, aligning their efforts with project goals and ensuring effective program delivery
  • Represent the project in all matters pertaining to the execution of project-related activities including interactions with senior level representatives of partner institutions
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and funders
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the donor
  • Ensure that all donor reports, and project write ups, including but not limited to success stories and program briefs are data driven and articulate a compelling story
  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including government officials, and other implementing partners
  • Prepare briefing documents on the project at the request of the donor or ministries of health.
  • Represent ICAP in meetings with government officials, USAID, and partner organizations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree in public health international development or other related field

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • Fifteen years of demonstrated successful leadership in managing large, complex, donor-funded programs within non-governmental organizations or private sector in a developing country context
  • Previous experience as Chief of Party on a PEPFAR-funded project
  • Demonstrated leadership in fostering successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organizations/institutions including government, private sector, local NGOs, and community-based organizations
  • Demonstrated recent, practical experience in managing large (at least $20 million annually) HIV/AIDS programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior level government officials, donors, and multilateral organizations
  • English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading, and the ability to conduct business

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Chief of Party (CoP)” in the subject line.

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United States of America: Technical Director

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Technical Director will be responsible for the management of the technical elements, including leading technical teams, work planning and reporting, for ICAP’s proposed USAID project, Going the Last Mile for HIV Control.

This position is subject to a successful funding application and final approval by USAID.

Major Accountabilities:

· Manage the technical design and delivery of project activities

· Provide ongoing technical leadership, direction and supervision with regards to project activities, including the adaptation of national and international guidelines, policies and protocols to a regional context

· Provide direction in the monitoring and evaluation of technical programs and activities and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded health programs

· Provide technical inputs and assistance to USAID, Ministry of Health and other collaborating local partners regarding the development or review of national comprehensive health care policies, guidelines and training materials

· Monitor progress towards achieving program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting to, and communication with donors (e.g., MOH, DPS) and ICAP headquarters in New York

· Facilitate ICAP’s engagement of technical partners and consultants, as needed, to fulfill specific elements of project work plans

· Monitor/track the work assignments made to ICAP’s collaborating technical partners

· Serve as member of key forums, including MOH-sanctioned steering committees, technical work groups, task teams, and sub-committees in support of project activities

· Participate as ICAP’s technical lead in monthly and quarterly project planning and evaluation meetings with corresponding USAID staff and local partners, as appropriate

· Oversee development and periodic revision of program objectives and activities, staff work plans, and budgets

· Assist the Country Director, Chief of Party, USAID staff, and local collaborators in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications and presentations

· Lead and coordinate the documentation of best practices, lessons learned, case studies and other materials

· Support the development of the technical team capacity and expertise

· Perform other duties as assigned

Education: A medical degree with additional post-graduation qualifications (e.g. post graduate degree in public health)

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

· A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS; clinical skills and experience is required

· Experience working in Zimbabwe on HIV–related activities

· Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the major issues affecting HIV/AIDS in all geographical regions of Zimbabwe, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe

· Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as a part of a technical team

· Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu “Technical Director” in the subject line.

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United States of America: Data Analyst

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Working under the general direction of the Lead Strategic Information Advisor for the global PHIA Project, the Strategic Information Advisor provides technical and managerial support to the data managers and analysts within the PHIA Analytics Team.

Grant Funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Prepare high quality, professional analytic outputs to stakeholders, in collaboration with PHIA Survey Analyst
  • Provide quality control review of analytic outputs to stakeholders, including survey monitoring reports, first and final release tables, and ad hoc analytic requests
  • Oversee systems and process improvement by enhancing knowledge management and workflow of the PHIA Analytics Team
  • Review and finalize data management and analytics related process standard operating procedures
  • Lead, collaborate with, and/or assist New York and in-country staff on development and preparation of PHIA abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Periodically make visits to ICAP country offices for purposes of technical supervision and provision of technical assistance and support to ICAP teams in data management and analysis domains
  • Perform other related duties, as directed

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors Degree with and emphasis in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related discipline preferred; or equivalent in education and experience, plus 4 years of related work experience at a mid-management level including the supervision of a staff of professional specialists.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • Advanced technical skills including demonstrated experience in statistical analyses, management of large and complex surveillance data sets, use and dissemination of public health data, and providing technical assistance in these areas
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment and with management of staff
  • Strong project management, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS
  • Master’s Degree in Public health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related discipline required.
  • Experience with international development or public health programs
  • Experience working with U.S. government or other bilateral donors, especially CDC
  • Fluency in French, Portuguese, Russian or African dialect (preferred)

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please apply here –

https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=168955

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Egypt: Director, Water, Land Management and Ecosystems Program

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Main purpose of position

ICARDA is in the process of implementing an exciting program of organizational change, including a new institutional strategy that will more effectively address today’s development challenges in the dry areas, and a new business model to enhance the organization’s ability to deliver its mission. In this context, ICARDA is looking for a dynamic Director for its Water, Land Management and Ecosystems Program. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of a relevant and cohesive program of research aligned with ICARDA’s new strategy.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

  • Develop the Program’s vision, strategy and action plan for designing and implementing and monitoring high-quality research, ensuring timely delivery of relevant outputs and outcomes through effective and efficient management of the Program’s human and financial resources;
  • Oversee the design of demand-driven impact pathways for the program’s research outputs in partnership with National Agricultural Research institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, data collection and timely reporting of the research conducted by the Program;
  • Working closely with the Deputy Director General (Research), other Program Leaders, and the Resource Mobilization Team, lead the development of innovative, relevant research initiatives and ensure a strong project/program pipeline;
  • Contribute to ICARDA’s fundraising efforts by seeking out new funding and partnership opportunities, meeting and liaising with prospective donors, as well as develop and write winning proposals to ensure sustainable growth of the program;
  • Act as ICARDA’s Focal Point in supporting the implementation of the relevant CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) especially Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and CCAFS and work with Theme and Project Leaders to ensure the participation in other CRPs.
  • Establish strong linkages, proactive collaboration and partnerships with relevant advanced and national research institutions (NARS);
  • Coordinate capacity building activities to benefit NARS partners, in collaboration with the wider research community;
  • Ensure that research results are published to reach target audience at national and international levels and in ISI peer reviewed journals;
  • Maintain close collaboration with other ICARDA’s Research Programs and Outreach Offices to achieve wide scalability of research program outputs and sustainable impact;
  • Effectively lead and motivate a team of scientific and non-scientific staff;
  • Represent ICARDA at various fora, meetings and conferences as needed.

Education, qualifications and experience

  • A PhD in one or more areas relevant to the work of the program i.e., water and/or land management, natural resource management, irrigation, land degradation, ecosystems services or equivalents;
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in agricultural research for development, preferably in the developing world; with at least five years of international experience in a science leadership position, with a strong multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team leadership and management record;
  • Extensive knowledge of water, soil and land management issues in dry areas;
  • Expertise or experience of collaboration on modelling water balance at various scales and with climate change scenarios;
  • Scientific recognition at international level evidenced by a strong publications record, including in ISI peer-reviewed journals;
  • Strong strategic planning skills, and the ability to develop and deliver strategic initiatives relevant to the program’s objectives;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to explain complex, interdisciplinary water issues to national and international stakeholders, partners and donors;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and manage budgets;
  • Excellent record of accomplishment in fundraising, quality program development.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits
This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by May 31, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women. Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Germany: Project Officer Yemen (div/f/m) for Community Safety Project

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Germany, Lebanon
Closing date: 17 May 2018

For a new Community Safety Project we are looking for a Project Officer Yemen (div/f/m). The full-time position will be based in Berlin or Beirut, starting as soon as possible.

As Project Officer Yemen you will be part of our MENA team and work closely with and report to our Project Manager.

Main tasks of the position include:

  • Provide logistical support for a new community safety project in selected governorates in Yemen (regional expert workshops, consultation meetings, travel planning)
  • Ensure proper documentation and knowledge management, including contribution to the Berghof Foundation and project websites
  • Translation and editing of project documents
  • Support financial department with activity related financial planning, budgeting, and financial documentation Support project development, thematic background research and perform additional tasks upon request of the Project Manager or Programme Directors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in relevant field; background in the MENA region (ideally in Yemen) and/or in the field of conflict transformation and political sciences is an asset
  • A minimum of one to three years’ of relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Arabic and English; German is an asset
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Ability to travel in the region

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Politically sensitive and empathetic to partners and target groups
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
    The position will be based in Berlin or Beirut for a period of up to 36 months.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 17 May 2018 through our online application system:

https://www.berghof-foundation.org/nc/de/ueber-uns/jobs/

We look forward to receiving your application!

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United States of America: Data Manager

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Lead Strategic Information Advisor, the Data Manager is responsible for data management and analyses required during survey implementation of nationally representative population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa designed to assess the impact of PEPFAR-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. Collaborates with the sub-contracted research corporations to ensure the development and implementation of tablet and cloud-based systems to collect, manage and clean high-quality survey data. Provides support in this area to CDC, Ministries of Health and ICAPcountry teams. Additionally, support the quality control of data summaries prepared for survey monitoring to ensure outputs are complete and high quality.

Grant Funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Review specification documentation provided by survey implementing teams for data collection instruments and direct the work of the sub-contracted research corporations to ensure development of high quality data collection instruments
  • Test and remediate data collection instruments
  • Collaborates sub-contracted research corporations to adapt specifications for automated monitoring reports to be generated by cloud-based study databases
  • Adapts existing standard operating procedures for data collection, management and analysis of survey monitoring data, and data quality assurance and data lock.
  • Provides remote support to ICAP country teams on data management aspects of the surveys, including training teams on using tablets, and troubleshooting data collection challenges that arise with tablets.
  • Support quality control of data summaries prepared for survey monitoring
  • Provide analytic support to first and final release data tables as needed
  • Provide data management support to generation of public release datasets
  • Support analyses for abstracts, presentations and manuscripts
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology, Demography or related field.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • Minimum four (3) years of related experience designing, managing and working directly with databases from large research studies.
  • Demonstrated experience designing study databases including data quality checks and data collection monitoring reports.
  • Proficiency with SAS or STATA statistical software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Demography or related field.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience managing and analyzing large, population-based survey data.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and using electronic data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated experience providing training on data management and data security.
  • Experience working with issues relating to HIV/AIDS. Experience working in resource-limited environments in sub-Saharan Africa a plus.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please apply here –

https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=167330

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France: Coordinateur (trice) partenariats techniques et plaidoyer

Organization: Bioforce Institute
Country: France
Closing date: 15 May 2018

CONTEXTE DU POSTE

L’Institut Bioforce recherche pour son siège de Vénissieux (69), son ou sa Coordinateur (trice) partenariats techniques et plaidoyer.

Pour le développement de ses formations et répondre aux besoins du secteur de la Solidarité, l’Institut Bioforce travaille en étroite collaboration avec différents partenaires de la Solidarité internationale et de la Formation. Vous aurez pour missions de piloter l’approche partenariale de Bioforce.

L’institut Bioforce tente de faire valoir l’importance de mieux considérer les actions de renforcement de capacités dans les stratégies des opérateurs et des bailleurs de l’aide internationale. Pour cela, l’institut Bioforce développe des outils, des approches spécifiques et de nombreuses activités pour le renforcement des compétences des acteurs de réponse aux crises. Vous aurez pour mission de développer l’activité de plaidoyer.

Points forts de ce poste ? Des activités challengeantes, de nombreux contacts humains, le tout dans un environnement international, stimulant, et porteur de valeurs.

Plus d’infos sur l’Institut Bioforce : www.institutbioforce.fr

LES ACTIVITES DU POSTE
Au sein de l’équipe de la Direction Ingénierie et Qualité, vous aurez pour missions de :

Piloter l’approche partenariale de Bioforce

· Développer la stratégie, le cadre et les outils de partenariat

· Développer et piloter les relations de partenariat

· Identifier les opportunités d’activités partenariales en lien avec les différents services de Bioforce

· Accompagner les équipes dans la mise en œuvre de leurs activités partenariales

Développer l’activité de plaidoyer:

· Développer la stratégie de plaidoyer

· Développer les contenus et outils de plaidoyer

· Réaliser des actions de plaidoyer et accompagner les équipes dans la mise en œuvre d’actions de plaidoyer

Assurer l’animation d’activités pédagogiques

· Préparer et animer les journées de face-à-face

· Préparer et animer les applications terrain

· Concevoir et/ou consolider les sujets d’évaluation et corriger les épreuves le cas échéant

Profil souhaité

CONNAISSANCES & EXPERIENCES
Expérience de 5 ans dans le secteur humanitaire. Expérience fortement appréciée dans l’un des deux domaines : gestion de partenariats et plaidoyer.

Votre expérience dans le secteur humanitaire vous a permis de développer un réseau important.

FORMATION
Vous justifiez d’un Bac+4 à Bac + 5 en Gestion de projet / solidarité internationale / plaidoyer

QUALITES
Vous justifiez de bonnes capacités relationnelles et rédactionnelles. Vous avez une bonne expression orale. Vous êtes force de persuasion.

Vous êtes reconnu(e) pour votre engagement.

Conditions

DATE D’INTEGRATION

Au plus tôt

STATUT

Salarié cadre rémunération selon profil/grille de rémunération, tickets restaurant, mutuelle et 6 semaines de congés payés +RTT

CONTRAT

CDD 10 mois, suite en CDI possible

LOCALISATION

Institut Bioforce, 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945, 69694 Vénissieux Cedex

How to apply:

Merci de transmettre votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par mail, en indiquant en objet la référence et l’intitulé de l’offre, à Noémie Roussel, chargée des ressources humaines à l’adresse rh@institutbioforce.fr

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France: Coordinateur (trice) méthodologie et qualité

Organization: Bioforce Institute
Country: France
Closing date: 15 May 2018

CONTEXTE DU POSTE

L’Institut Bioforce recherche pour son siège de Vénissieux (69), son ou sa coordinateur(trice) méthodologie et qualité.

Au sein de la Direction ingénierie et qualité, vous aurez pour mission de piloter l’approche méthodologique et la démarche qualité pour les actions de renforcement de capacités de Bioforce.

Points forts de ce poste ? Un poste clef, partenaire des fonctions opérationnelles pour améliorer notre cœur de métier, l’ingénierie pédagogique, le tout dans un environnement international, stimulant, et porteur de valeurs.

Plus d’infos sur l’Institut Bioforce : www.institutbioforce.fr

LES ACTIVITES DU POSTE
Sous la responsabilité du directeur ingénierie et qualité, vous aurez pour missions de :

Piloter l’approche méthodologique :

· Créer et mettre à disposition les approches, méthodes, outils et référentiels pédagogiques/Renforcement de capacités

· Former et accompagner l’équipe à l’utilisation de ces approches, méthodes, outils et référentiels de renforcement de capacités

Piloter la démarche qualité de l’activité de renforcement de capacités

· Développer et piloter le cadre global

· Créer et mettre à disposition les méthodes et outils de suivi et évaluation des actions renforcement de capacités de Bioforce

· Former et accompagner l’équipe à l’utilisation de ces méthodes et outils de suivi et évaluation des actions de renforcement de capacités

· Développer les outils et piloter la capitalisation de l’action de renforcement de capacités de Bioforce

· Fournir un appui méthodologique pour des actions de certification/accréditation des activités de Bioforce

Assurer l’animation d’activités pédagogiques

· Préparer et animer les journées de face-à-face

· Préparer et animer les applications terrain

· Concevoir et/ou consolider les sujets d’évaluation et corriger les épreuves le cas échéant

Profil souhaité

CONNAISSANCES & EXPERIENCES
Vous justifiez d’une expérience dans le secteur humanitaire et vous avez connaissance des besoins en renforcement de capacités du secteur.

Vous avez une expérience significative de 5 ans minimum en ingénierie pédagogique / ingénierie de renforcement de capacités et démarche qualité.

Vous maitrisez l’animation de formation et la langue anglaise.

FORMATION
Vous avez une formation type Master 2 en ingénierie pédagogique/ de formation/ renforcement de capacités.

QUALITES
Vous êtes reconnu(e) pour votre rigueur, votre autonomie, votre esprit d’équipe et votre prise d’initiative.

Vous avez de bonnes qualités rédactionnelles et vous êtes à l’aise dans la prise de parole en public.

Conditions

DATE D’INTEGRATION

Au plus tôt.

STATUT

Salarié cadre, salaire selon profil/grille de rémunération, tickets restaurant, mutuelle et 6 semaines de congés payés +10 RTT

CONTRAT

CDD 1 an

LOCALISATION

Institut Bioforce, 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945, 69694 Vénissieux Cedex

How to apply:

Merci de transmettre votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par mail, en indiquant en objet la référence et l’intitulé de l’offre, à Noémie Roussel, chargée des ressources humaines à l’adresse rh@institutbioforce.fr

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Kenya: Personal Assistant (PA) to the Executive Director

Organization: African Centre for Technology Studies
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 May 2018

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy-oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development. ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation.
ACTS is currently recruiting for the position of Personal Assistant (PA) to the Executive Director.

Overall Responsibility

The overall responsibility of the Personal Assistant (PA) to support the Executive Director (ED) in the fulfillment and execution of duties to ensure efficient management of the ED’s office, and effective liaison with external partners and contacts as delegated. The PA will be responsible for some human resource management responsibilities. The PA is expected to operate and perform to the highest professional standards, with considerable independence, diversified secretarial duties and designated administrative duties using initiative and judgment, high level organizational skills and knowledge of ACTS policies.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the Director in his/her daily administrative, planning and execution, and travel (including reservations and itineraries) related matters by maintaining a calendar of schedules, events, and meetings.
  2. Convene and/or coordinate requests for relevant meetings inside and outside ACTS, and support the ED in the planning and preparation of such meetings, including the production of agenda papers, produce succinct, error-free notes and minutes, and provide general assistance during presentations.
  3. Manage office correspondence with individuals and agencies, often corresponding on behalf of the Director as delegated. These include drafting/editing and/or sending general correspondence or proposals.
  4. Serve as the first point of contact for the ED with people from both inside and outside the office. This includes coordination of all appointments for the ED and arranging hospitality as required.
  5. Handle sensitive project information with great tact, discretion and judgment and perform such other tasks as assigned by the ED.
  6. Coordinate/liaise with other staff to follow-up on deadlines required by the ED.
  7. Liaise with other staff to order supplies for the ED’s office.
  8. Maintain an effective filing system both in electronic and hard formats.
  9. Receive, sign for and acknowledge the receipt of postal packages on behalf of the ED.
  10. Perform general secretarial duties including, but not limited to, typing, photocopying, filing and mailing.
  11. Keep abreast of ACTS research activities to be able to deliver briefings as necessary.
  12. Receive general calls and correspondence, responding/forwarding as appropriate. Keep all contact directories updated, including letters, emails, etc.
  13. Conduct extensive research and generate error-free write-ups on matters of critical importance to the Director’s planning and decision-making tasks.
  14. Coordinate human resource functions including: maintenance of human resource files; recruitment and induction of new staff, staff contract and leave management, staff welfare, medical cover and staff insurance.
  15. Support the Senior Management Team in implementing staff performance management activities.
  16. Support the development and implementation of human resource development plans.
  17. Coordinate the procurement, contracting and payments of of consultants.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Degree in a relevant course like secretarial, human resource management, or a relevant social science from a recognized university.
  2. Three years experience in a similar position.
  3. Excellent knowledge of protocol procedures.
  4. Strong diplomatic and communications skills in English. Knowledge of additional UN language(s) preferably French is an added advantage

Key competencies

The Personal Assistant to the ED shall demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Able to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions.
  2. Able to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work.
  3. Able to maintain calm and composure even under pressure.
  4. Shows good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.
  5. Focused on results and responds positively to feedback.
  6. Excellent knowledge in MS office applications.

Contract terms: 3 years
Reports to: Executive Director
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply:

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to address their applications to the Director of Finance and Administration of ACTS through hr@acts-net.org . Applications shall include CV with at least three referees and motivation letter. Please indicate current and expected remuneration, as well as the minimum notice period.

Please indicate the title of the position “Application for PA to ED Position” on the subject line of your application email.

Deadline for applications: 14th May 2018.

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Consultant for Research Projects

Organization: Hedayah
Closing date: 22 May 2018

HEDAYAH BACKGROUND:

Hedayah was established in 2012 as the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). It serves as the premier international hub for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to enhance understanding and share good practices in countering violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.

The Centre has 3 main departments :

  1. Dialogue and Communications
  2. Capacity Building Programs
  3. Research and Analysis

STRIVE Global Program responds to the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy which promotes democracy, dialogue, human rights and good governance. Organized around four pillars: prevention, protection, pursuit and response, it is within the first pillar prevention that the EU has engaged with Hedayah to deliver this Program.

The overall objective of this EU funded Program (which started in May 2015) is to build the capacity of state and non-state actors to effectively challenge radicalization and recruitment to violent extremism while continuing to respect human rights and international law.

The specific objective is to work with local partners to design, implement and develop approaches that have a demonstrable impact on the threat posed by radicalization and recruitment to terrorism. It will do so through the allocation of financial support to local implementing partners and the provision of technical support through targeted training and capacity building. The main activities of this Program are to:

  1. Develop and deliver a cascaded training program for raising awareness of, and building support for, CVE amongst Public Officials and Civil Society Organizations;
  2. Support design and implementation of Civil Society initiatives to CVE;
  3. Address the challenge of media coverage of terrorism by raising the awareness and building the capacity of state and media actors; and
  4. Develop research resources that provide an evidence base for CVE interventions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Research Projects Consultant will:

  • Actively participate in the evaluation of the concept notes and full proposals submitted by local research institutes in respond to the Call for Proposals for Research projects to be launched in May 2018.
  • Answer to applicant’s questions related to EU regulations.
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of research project design (description of the action, research methodology, action plan and budget).
  • Fulfill all the EU administrative procedures related to the call for proposals (evaluation grids, evaluation reports, notification letters, grant contracts, etc.)
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Revise research methodologic tools.
  • Be part of Hedayah research papers Peer Review Committee. Accomplish any other duty related to the above mentioned Call for Proposals, upon request of his/her supervisor.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in social empirical research projects as a researcher.
  • Experience in drafting social empirical research projects and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologic tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of DEVCO regulations, processes, procedures.
  • Preferably, knowledge of the project cycle management.
  • Experience of working with local organizations in local contexts will be an added value.
  • Preferably, understanding of the drivers of, and effective responses to violent extremism. Experience working in an international setting.

QUALIFICATION:

Educated to degree level, preferably Masters, in relevant discipline e.g. Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Rights, Political Science, Security Studies, International Relations, etc.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Highly committed to build local organizations capacity;
  • High level of patience and empathy understanding local contexts;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;
  • Ability to deliver high quality products according to deadlines;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office;
  • Fluent in English.

PACKAGE:
Contract – up to 1 year, extendable by mutual agreement. Note that the work will be remotely with some possible travels to Hedayah’s office in Abu Dhabi and to the countries of intervention.

How to apply:

Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae mentioning ‘Consultant for Research Projects’ in the subject heading not later than 22 May 2018. Candidates who are assessed as being the most suitable for this position will be invited to take part in a telephone interview and a written test.

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Consultant for Journalism Projects

Organization: Hedayah
Closing date: 22 May 2018

HEDAYAH BACKGROUND:

Hedayah was established in 2012 as the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). It serves as the premier international hub for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to enhance understanding and share good practices in countering violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.

The Centre has 3 main departments :

  1. Dialogue and Communications

  2. Capacity Building Programs

  3. Research and Analysis

STRIVE Global Program responds to the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy which promotes democracy, dialogue, human rights and good governance. Organized around four pillars: prevention, protection, pursuit and response, it is within the first pillar prevention that the EU has engaged with Hedayah to deliver this Program.

The overall objective of this EU funded Program (which started in May 2015) is to build the capacity of state and non-state actors to effectively challenge radicalization and recruitment to violent extremism while continuing to respect human rights and international law.

The specific objective is to work with local partners to design, implement and develop approaches that have a demonstrable impact on the threat posed by radicalization and recruitment to terrorism. It will do so through the allocation of financial support to local implementing partners and the provision of technical support through targeted training and capacity building. The main activities of this Program are to:

  1. Develop and deliver a cascaded training program for raising awareness of, and building support for, CVE amongst Public Officials and Civil Society Organizations;

  2. Support design and implementation of Civil Society initiatives to CVE;

  3. Address the challenge of media coverage of terrorism by raising the awareness and building the capacity of state and media actors; and

  4. Develop research resources that provide an evidence base for CVE interventions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Journalism Projects Consultant will:

  • Actively participate in the evaluation of the concept notes and full proposals submitted by CSOs in respond to the Call for Proposals for journalism projects to be launched in May 2018.
  • Answer to applicant’s questions related to EU regulations.
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of project design (description of the action, action plan, logical frame and budget).
  • Fulfill all the EU administrative procedures related to the call for proposals (evaluation grids, evaluation reports, notification letters, grant contracts, etc.).
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of monitoring and evaluation. Accomplish any other duty related to the above mentioned Call for Proposals, upon request of his/her supervisor.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in projects design, coordination and implementation.
  • Consolidated experience of working with local Civil Society Organizations.
  • Excellent knowledge of DEVCO regulations, processes, procedures and the project cycle management.
  • Strong expertise in monitoring and evaluation and CSOs capacity building.
  • Preferably, understanding of the drivers of, and effective responses to violent extremism in the media. Experience working in an international setting.

QUALIFICATION:

Educated to degree level, preferably Masters, in relevant discipline e.g. Journalism, Terrorism and media, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Political Science, Security Studies etc.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Highly committed to build CSOs capacity;
  • High level of patience and empathy understanding local contexts;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;
  • Ability to deliver high quality products according to deadlines;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office;
  • Fluent in English. PACKAGE:

Contract – up to 1 year, extendable by mutual agreement. Note that the work will be remotely with some possible travels to Hedayah’s office in Abu Dhabi and to the countries of intervention.

How to apply:

Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae mentioning ‘Consultant for Journalism Projects’ in the subject heading no later than 22 May 2018. Candidates who are assessed as being most suitable for this position will be invited to take part in a telephone interview and a written test.

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Consultant for CVE Projects

Organization: Hedayah
Closing date: 22 May 2018

HEDAYAH BACKGROUND:

Hedayah was established in 2012 as the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). It serves as the premier international hub for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to enhance understanding and share good practices in countering violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.

The Centre has 3 main departments :

  1. Dialogue and Communications

  2. Capacity Building Programs

  3. Research and Analysis

STRIVE Global Program responds to the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy which promotes democracy, dialogue, human rights and good governance. Organized around four pillars: prevention, protection, pursuit and response, it is within the first pillar prevention that the EU has engaged with Hedayah to deliver this Program.

The overall objective of this EU funded Program (which started in May 2015) is to build the capacity of state and non-state actors to effectively challenge radicalization and recruitment to violent extremism while continuing to respect human rights and international law.

The specific objective is to work with local partners to design, implement and develop approaches that have a demonstrable impact on the threat posed by radicalization and recruitment to terrorism. It will do so through the allocation of financial support to local implementing partners and the provision of technical support through targeted training and capacity building. The main activities of this Program are to:

  1. Develop and deliver a cascaded training program for raising awareness of, and building support for, CVE amongst Public Officials and Civil Society Organizations;

  2. Support design and implementation of Civil Society initiatives to CVE;

  3. Address the challenge of media coverage of terrorism by raising the awareness and building the capacity of state and media actors; and

  4. Develop research resources that provide an evidence base for CVE interventions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

CVE Projects Consultant will:

  • Actively participate in the evaluation of the concept notes and full proposals submitted by CSOs in respond to the Call for Proposals for CVE projects to be launched in May 2018.
  • Answer to applicant’s questions related to EU regulations.
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of project design (description of the action, action plan, logical frame and budget).
  • Fulfill all the EU administrative procedures related to the call for proposals (evaluation grids, evaluation reports, notification letters, grant contracts, etc.).
  • Provide country level assistance to third parties in terms of monitoring and evaluation. Accomplish any other duty related to the above mentioned Call for Proposals, upon request of his/her supervisor.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in projects design, coordination and implementation.
  • Consolidated experience of working with local Civil Society Organizations.
  • Excellent knowledge of DEVCO regulations, processes, procedures and the project cycle management.
  • Strong expertise in monitoring and evaluation and CSOs capacity building
  • Preferably, understanding of the drivers of, and effective responses to violent extremism.
  • Experience working in an international setting

QUALIFICATION:

Educated to degree level, preferably Masters, in relevant discipline e.g. International Development, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Political Science, Security Studies etc.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Highly committed to build CSOs capacity;
  • High level of patience and empathy understanding local contexts;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;
  • Ability to deliver high quality products according to deadlines;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office;
  • Fluent in English.

PACKAGE:
Contract – up to 1 year, extendable by mutual agreement. Note that the work will be remotely with some possible travels to Hedayah’s office in Abu Dhabi and to the countries of intervention.

How to apply:

Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae mentioning ‘Consultant for CVE Projects’ in the subject heading no later than 22 May 2018. Candidates who are assessed as being most suitable for this position will be invited to take part in a telephone interview and a written test. –

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United Republic of Tanzania: Consultancy for Integrated Bio Behavioral Survey( IBBS)

Organization: ICAP
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 May 2018

Background

ICAP at Columbia University (MSPH Tanzania LLC) is seeking an independent consultant or consultancy firm to accomplish the following scope of work.

Period of performance

Up to 29 September, 2018; however, payments will be based on milestone basis on timeline agreed with ICAP

Nature of services to be Rendered

Providing high level technical assistance and coordination support to develop an integrated bio behavioral survey (IBBS) to be conducted in Tanzania per the detailed deliverables/workplan below.

Relevance of service to the project

ICAP is currently conducting activities as the community implementing partner for HIV services under PEPFAR-CDC funding. Known locally as the FIKIA Project, ICAP programs provide comprehensive, community-based HIV prevention services to key populations (KP) and priority populations (PP) in nine regions across Tanzania including Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, Mwanza, Mara, Simiyu, Kigoma, Kagera and Geita. KP include groups at elevated behavioral risk for HIV, including female sex workers (FSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and men who have sex with men (MSM). Priority populations include vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

In Year 3 of the project, ICAP is planning to conduct an Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey (IBBS) to provide estimates of KP and PP population sizes, HIV prevalence, related risk behaviors and access to prevention and care services to inform programmatic response. ICAP is seeking to engage an independent consultant or consultancy firm with strong experience in this area to assist with development of key materials and coordination for the planned IBBS.

Method of Accountability

All technical deliverables and financial reports will be submitted on a milestone basis as agreed with the ICAP team.

Number of days of consultation: Variable; milestone basis

Rate of compensation: Variable; dependent on applicant rates

Funding amount: Budget ceiling: $70,000.00

Detailed workplan/deliverables list

The consultancy will require the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical and scientific support to ICAP in the development of scientifically valid protocol for an IBBS which would include:

a) methods to be used in the survey

b) questionnaire and instrument development;

c) sample size determination;

d) sample consent forms for study participants;

e) draft manuals on use of instruments and fieldwork procedures, including sampling procedures

f) guidance on collection and uploading of data using handheld tablets and on storage of data and biological samples;

g) draft data protection for safeguarding of collected data;

h) draft data analysis plan

  1. Consult MoH approval and organize a consultation on “network scale up method” to estimate size of hidden populations, using the services of the originators of the method. This method may be particularly useful for estimating the size of the groups covered, especially the transgendered population

  2. In partnership with MoH, establish a technical working group (TWG) involving key actors in Tanzania, including but not limited to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), TACAIDS, PEPFAR/CDC, ICAP, and other stakeholders. The partnership will define the scope of work of the TWG and convene meetings as needed. In addition, the partnership will:

a) Consult and gather input from other key stake holders such as UNAIDS, UNWOMEN, DCEA, etc.

b) Compile other relevant studies conducted in Tanzania and neighboring countries.

c) Conduct regional meetings with the selected regions’ authorities to gain support for the IBBS

  1. While awaiting protocol approval, draft:

a) Standard operating procedures including description of procedures for engaging the affected communities, for gathering input from key stakeholders, data collection, sample handling and transportation, as well as description of procedures for feedback of results once study is completed

b) Develop training materials correlating to the SOPs above including presentation slides, participant manual, facilitator guide, and any other references or job aides

c) Timeline/operation plan for fieldwork

d) Job descriptions and scopes of work for study personnel

Minimum Qualifications of Applicants

  • Must have demonstrated experience with conducting integrated bio behavioral surveys in different countries, as evidenced by publications or presentations in international journals or conferences.

· Must have demonstrated experience providing consulting services to international NGOs, multinational organizations, and/or governments on areas of public health, particularly HIV prevention and treatment and key populations.

The application must include

  • Proposal
  • Capacity statement detailing proven past experience
  • CVs of consultants
  • Relevant publications list
  • Delivery schedule with milestones and payment plan
  • Detailed budget

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. Physical submission: Submit your sealed application/bid to the ICAP Office tender box, addressed to:

Secretary Internal Tender Committee

ICAP at Columbia University

Plot 891 – 893, Isale House, Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni B, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 2700717/2700725

Fax: +255 22 2702035

  1. Electronic submission: Submit your application materials (in one PDF document) to:

icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu

DEADLINE: May 10, 2018

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Kenya: Senior Human Resource Officer, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 May 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER:

JOB PURPOSE:

HR Business Partner assigned to the Operations Departments (HR, Finance, Information Technology and Facilities and Transport). Works closely with heads of these departments to ensure all HR needs are met. Will attend departmental meetings to advise and follow up on HR matters.

Description:

REPORTS TO:

  • Head of Human Resources

DIRECT REPORTS :

  • Assistant HRO (1) and HR Assistant

INDIRECT REPORTS:

None

JOB DIMENSIONS:

In addition to HRBP role, the SHRO will be assigned to champion HRMIS, Contract Management, Records Management and Separation – across the organization providing leadership on this specialist functions to other members of the HR team while working closely with the Head of HR for guidance and support.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement the human resources strategy within assigned departments taking into consideration strategic goals and objectives.
  • Deliver all aspects of HR services within agreed SLAs rand regularly provide reports and matrices on assigned department’s performance.
  • Provide input to HR policy formulation, implement and interpret HR policy and procedures and ensure effective and proactive communication across assigned departments on policies, procedures and services
  • Provide overall expertise in HRMIS, Payroll Processing, Records Management and Separation and be the reference point to the HR team but working closely with the Head of HR
  • Own and drive recruitment, on boarding, talent management and motivation needs of assigned departments ensuring each process meets organization goals.
  • Manage succession, staff development and workforce planning as essential activities within the assigned departments.
  • Ensure departmental data in the HRMIS relating to records management, leave, payroll, medical and other HR duties are coordinated and executed within expected standards
  • Ensure effective implementation of performance management processes and systems for the Programme and link these to the Programme’s Learning and Development strategy.
  • Manage all staff welfare and employee relations matters within assigned departments and ensure timely and adequate resolution of any issues so as to promote a harmonious working environment.
  • Lead and supervise HR staff supporting assigned departments, ensuring they have clear objectives and resources need to perform their tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent.
  • Professional HR qualification and membership to a HR body e.g. IHRM, CIPD etc. or equivalent
  • At least 5 – 8 year’s hands on human resources management experience.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams across various sites
  • Knowledge of Kenya laws and practices
  • Knowledge of employee relations policies, procedures and experience in their implementation.
  • Experience in implementing Human Resources Management Information Systems.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications

Desirable:

  • In depth understanding of scientific staff competence requirements, ability to handle fiscal databases and completely integrate budget and planning documents for HR management.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to analyse problems and devise pragmatic and sustainable solutions.
  • Ability to maintain a strategic view but can also conduct detailed analysis as appropriate.
  • Willingness to take a hands-on approach to problem resolution as required.
  • Ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with varied stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent planning and follow through ability
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please click on the link below:-

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/senior-human-resource-officer

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Kenya: Financial Accountant, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 May 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

JOB PURPOSE:

  • Statutory reporting ,budgeting, managing tax matters, coordinating internal and external audits, , preparation of board reports and liaising with tax authorities on all tax issues and coordinating tax reviews
  • The Financial accountant will also coordinate the accounting of Fixed Assets.
  • Ensuring all accounting transactions comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as compliance with donor and Joint Venture owner requirements.

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

  • Reports to Chief Finance Officer/Head of Finance.
  • Supervise Finance staff – Accountants and Assistant Accountants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (balance sheets and income statements, cashflows)
  • Organise internal audits
  • Monitor and report on monthly balance sheet reconciliations and identify and solve any accounting discrepancies
  • Analyse financial trends
  • Perform month-end and year-end close processes and coordinate processing of audit adjustments
  • Coordinate external audits, file income tax returns and coordinate with Company secretaries for filing of annual returns.
  • Supervise the management and accounting of the company’s assets
  • Preparation of the monthly and annual board packs
  • Preparation of the statutory financial statements and liaising with auditors to ensure the statutory accounts are correct
  • Liaising with and reporting to the Chief Finance Officer
  • Managing and developing other accountancy staff
  • Assembling data for tax filings where and when required
  • Keeping abreast of some tax related developments

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and / or relevant field professional qualification (e.g. CPA (K), ACCA etc.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Proven work experience as a Financial Accountant or similar role
  • Experience in coordinating Internal and external audits
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and application thereon
  • Good understanding of month end procedures
  • Knowledge of tax laws and provisions of the Company’s Act 2015. Demonstrated knowledge of Tax filing and calculation of taxable income (if any)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong IT skills

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, multitask in a busy office and uphold and develop team spirit
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Analytical and attentive to detail
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working with the ability to work in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please click on the link below

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/financial-accountant

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Jordan: REGIONAL DIRECTOR – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Organization: International Development Research Centre
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 20 May 2018

Pursue a Career with Impact

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

4 Year Term (Possibility of Renewal) – Amman, Jordan

IDRC’s new Regional Office in Amman will work in partnership with stakeholders in the region on programs related to advances in information and communication technologies, peacebuilding, urban agriculture, trade, health, and biodiversity.

Working closely with researchers and research institutions, this new regional office will help identify solutions for local development challenges that can be incorporated into usable policies. It is within this context that IDRC is currently seeking an experienced leader as its next Regional Director, Middle-East and North Africa.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a post graduate degree within a discipline related to IDRC’s program areas. You have extensive work experience or knowledge of the complexity and diversity of the region, and are sensitive to the dynamics there. Diplomatic with exceptional relationship building skills, you have a successful track record of building partnerships with academia, government, and private sector organizations. You are articulate and persuasive communicator, with sound knowledge of translating research into policy and practice for research programs and institutions. Your creative and innovative management and leadership style will be essential in leading a small, yet highly skilled team in a matrix environment. Your ability to communicate in English, French and Arabic will help you interact in the International fora in which IDRC operates.

To learn more or apply for this high profile and challenging leadership role, please contact Kathy Rahme or Eric Lathrop of Boyden via idrc@boyden.com .

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most. IDRC encourages applications from qualified women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

How to apply:

To learn more or apply for this high profile and challenging leadership role, please contact Kathy Rahme or Eric Lathrop of Boyden via idrc@boyden.com .

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Senegal: Gender Officer, AIMS Programs

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 07 May 2018

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Gender Officer, AIMS Programs

In this role and reporting to the Director, SFE & Programs, you will be responsible for mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion within the SFE program. The scope of work includes building staff and organizational capacity, providing technical assistance across the program cycle and collaborating with gender focal points across the AIMS Network and the Director, Gender Equality and Inclusion to support implementation of the AIMS Framework for Gender Equality and Inclusion in all aspects of programmatic initiatives.

This is a full-time, two-year renewable contract opportunity based at the AIMS Senegal Centre of Excellence in Mbour, Senegal.

Do you have what we need?

· Master’s degree in relevant area and/or equivalent work experience (an undergraduate degree in combination with qualifying experience accepted in lieu of an advanced degree);

· Fully bilingual in French and English (speak, read, write);

· Minimum eight (8) years’ experience with international development, with a focus on promoting women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality;

· At least four (4) years working on gender equality issues in the African context – exposure to gender issues in the francophone context in Africa;

· Excellent gender analytical research and writing skills;

· Superior skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, field offices, donors and partners and in promoting and maintaining a collaborative working environment;

· Demonstrated understanding of gender equality compliance requirements of donor government agencies, such as Global Affairs Canada, DFID, IDRC, Development Banks and other multilateral agencies / charitable organizations / foundations;

· Strong aptitude for coaching, training and facilitation within diverse cultural contexts;

· Familiarity integrating gender equality and inclusion within Results Based Management (RBM) and reporting frameworks;

· Demonstrated ability to review, synthesize and analyze information / data and produce quality reports;

· Previous experience leading the following: programmatic gender analysis, gender strategy development and implementation, reporting against gender equality results activities;

· Skilled in research and integrating gender analysis in program design and proposals development;

· Flexible approach to dealing with ambiguity / changes in priorities;

· Experience in managing multiple priorities using a multi-stakeholder approach is considered an asset;

· Excellent computer skills using MS Office and Internet; and

· Ability and availability to travel internationally to implementation areas, some of which may be in remote locations.

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Gender Officer**” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2018.**

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Germany: Project Manager Yemen (m/f) for our Project “Strengthening Inclusive Local Governance and Peacebuilding in Yemen”

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Germany
Closing date: 14 May 2018

This project is part of an overarching pilot project to support stabilization in Yemen, which we implement in close collaboration with the GIZ. The overall objective of the project is to support stabilization in two selected governorates in Yemen: Hadramout and Dhamar. Within these governorates, two informal local consultation structures are established and supported to complement the existing administrative set up and to advice the governors on development and peacebuilding needs and priorities. The structures also function as a steering committee for a small scale projects fund provided by the GIZ.

As Project Manager Yemen you will be part of our MENA team and report to our Programme Directors.

Main tasks of the position include:

  • Plan, manage, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project
  • Ensure sound financial management and internal documentation system
  • Writing regular reports for donor(s) in collaboration with the project team
  • Ensure close communication and coordination with the Yemeni-based project team and supervise implementation of project activities
  • Provide thematic and conceptual guidance to the project team, partners and project consultants
  • Liaise with and brief main donors
  • Contribute to fundraising for follow-up or related projects

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record in the management of projects in conflict areas (in the MENA region, ideally in Yemen); relevant professional experience of at least 5 years is mandatory
  • Experience with conflict transformation or local governance approaches
  • Strong facilitation & communication skills
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as peace and conflict studies, international relations, law or political science
  • Fluency in English and Arabic are essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Additional skills:

  • Strong empathetic skills to work with unconventional and demanding conflict actors
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Regular travels in Europe and the MENA region will be required
  • Curiosity, passion, flexibility and perseverance

How to apply:

The position will be based in Berlin for a period of up to 23 months.

Application procedure: Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 14 May 2018 through our online application system: www.berghof-foundation.org/nc/de/ueber-uns/jobs/

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Afghanistan: Grant Writer and Business Development Specialist

Organization: American University of Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 10 May 2018

Reports To: VP of Development

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

AUAF Background:

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,200. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the road from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and lab buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.

The Position:

The mandate of the Development Department is to mobilize external resources for the University. Those resources come in the form of restricted and unrestricted funds. Within the Development Department, the offices of Advancement and Sponsored Programs are responsible for the entire cycle of those funds – from the time a proposal is put together to when the final report is submitted to the grantor. Different stakeholders within the University, including Centers of Excellence and faculty, play a role in both the development of proposals and the implementation of externally funded projects. Grant Writer and Business Development Specialist is an essential part of the development ecosystem at AUAF. The person will provide support to every unit that is involved in seeking and managing externally funded projects. In particular, this individual will help different entities within the university to generate creative ideas and turn them into compelling proposals; most importantly, the person will function as the department’s “final-eye” for all the outgoing documents.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist all relevant stakeholders within the University in developing proposals and supporting documents in response to requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Seek grant partnerships with public and private entities both locally and internationally
  • Work closely with the Offices of Sponsored Programs and the Advancement to offer them the full suite of grant-writing services including research, development, budgeting and writing of competitive proposals
  • Develop innovative and compelling concept-notes for potential donors
  • Write and submit Expressions of Interest and conduct follow-up work with the prospective grant-makers
  • Identify funding opportunities and new program areas in conjunction with the leadership of the Development Department
  • Work closely with other members of the pre and post-award team in the development department to coordinate grant related tasks and activities
  • Work closely with the senior management to generate ideas and write up strategies that serve the University’s overall mandate and that are also aligned with potential grantors’ interests
  • Offer follow-up reporting on all grants to donors and work with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert to collect project evaluation data

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field – Master’s Degree is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Ability to synthesize complex data and information into coherent and convincing proposals
  • Capacity to generate solutions and translate concepts into compelling narratives
  • Keen attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and resourcefulness to plan and organize across departments
  • Knowledge of budgets, log frames, staffing and other technical matters relevant to grant writing
  • Track record of collaboratively working across departments
  • Experience working with all major grant makers and familiarity with their expectations and attitudes

How to apply:

Submission Guideline:

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in one document as PDF or MS Word to jobs@auaf.edu.af Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “**Grant Writer and Business Development Specialist”** in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before May 10, 2018. After reviews of the applicants, interviews for the finalists will be set up in Kabul on the AUAF Campus or by Skype.

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Kenya: Post-doc position Interdisciplinary and participatory research on Inclusive Low- Emission Development (i-LED) in East African dairy

Organization: African Centre for Technology Studies
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 May 2018

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for a 2.5-year post-doc position at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya under the Climate Resilient Economies Programme. The position is situated in a large research project ‘Inclusive Low-Emission Development (i-LED): East African dairy’, which is a collaborative initiative between Wageningen University, the Netherlands, the International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya and the African Centre for Technology Studies.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity of livestock is rising on political agendas in East Africa. This research analyses institutional conditions for scaling inclusive Low-Emission Development (i-LED) interventions that account for the diversity of practices, development pathways and interests in the Kenyan and Tanzanian dairy sectors. The project engages governments, leading dairy firms, service providers, producer cooperatives, and male and female livestock keepers in science-policy dialogues to design a portfolio of context-sensitive LED approaches reducing emissions intensity while enhancing socio-economic inclusivity. The main objective is to support inclusive development of a portfolio of scalable low-emission development dairy interventions that account for the diversity of practices, development pathways and interests in the Kenyan and Tanzanian dairy sector in Kenya and Tanzania.

The post-doc research fellow will be responsible for:

  • Organizing inclusive workshops assessing the adaptability of LED-intervention strategies to local realities and stakeholders in Kenya and Tanzania;
  • convening high-level, forward-looking dialogues, which engage Kenyan and Tanzanian stakeholder in strategizing and ‘best-bet’ priority-setting;
  • Developing participatory modes of scenario modelling, which involves close collaborations with stakeholders in imagining and co-creating modalities for inclusive development in two design workshops;
  • Analysing and reflecting on these deliberative processes from the perspective of inclusive development.

The work of the post-doc research fellow will enrich and integrate on-going work from a large interdisciplinary research project funded by IFAD and CCAFS, including the development of GHG emission baselines, identification of promising LED practices and cross-scale political economy of the dairy sectors in Kenya and Tanzania. The post-doc will be primarily responsible for convening stakeholders around research findings and co-organizing stakeholder dialogues that will support the development of socio-economically inclusive LED intervention strategies. This research designs, tests and co-organizes deliberative processes catalysing and aligning the transformative capacities of private and public stakeholders in the dairy sectors in Kenya and Tanzania. The consortium partners play an important role in the design and review of the interactive process facilitated by the project.

The i-LED research project is part of an interdisciplinary Dutch Science Foundation (NWOWOTRO) funded program. This Food & Business Global Challenges Programme addresses international, regional and global challenges on food and nutrition security as a global public good. Research is carried out in consortia between Southern and Northern scientific and nonscientific stakeholders.

The post-doc position will commence in June or July 2018 depending on the swiftness of the formal admission process.

Qualifications

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, with a scientific interest in interdisciplinary research, educated in the social sciences, and experienced in action-oriented research together with private sector partners, governments and organised farmers. The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

An excellent academic record in a relevant social science discipline (PhD completed), with proven analytical skills and relevant knowledge of inclusive development, climate change and preferably dairy in Africa and a strong ambition to upgrade scientific knowledge and academic skills.

  • A completed PhD in development studies, technology and innovation studies, agricultural extension, sociology or anthropology or any other related field;
  • Interdisciplinary attitude in social sciences and an interest in institutional analysis of inclusive development;
  • Strong knowledge and skills regarding research design, and experienced in qualitative approaches to data analysis and presentation;
  • Knowledge of the East African dairy sector and Kiswahili language, while not necessary, will be a big plus.

Proven ability to collaborate with a range of societal stakeholders and facilitate dialogues and multi-stakeholder processes.

  • Engagement with private sector initiatives, the public sector and public-private partnerships;
  • Capacity to carry out independent fieldwork and organize workshops with a communicative attitude to practitioners in the dairy sectors and policy;
  • Transdisciplinary attitude and proven experiences with innovative and crafty ways in dealing with different stakeholders.
  • Participatory scenario development skills will be a major asset in this position

Demonstration of strong reflexive capacities both verbally and in writing.

  • A collaborative and team oriented attitude, with an open mind for other scientific approaches and proven interest in interactions between the natural and social sciences;
  • Experiences in sharing insights in the interface between society and sciences and preferably written reflection on action research and deliberative processes.

Strong oral and written communication skills in English, especially regarding academic writing and presentation.

Who we are

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy-oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development. ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation.

The Knowledge, Technology and Innovation group at Wageningen University & Research aspires to be ‘the place to be’ for engaged international scholars and students who are passionate about understanding and influencing the complex relations between knowledge, new and emerging technology, social processes and materiality. Through our work, we seek to enhance reflexivity in science, and contribute towards making processes of technical and social innovation more responsible, responsive and democratic. Our research aims to achieve impact, particularly in relation to global challenges, such as food security, poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, and climate change. Wageningen University & Research delivers a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That’s our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of the 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

What we offer

Terms of contract: 2.5 years renewable annually based on performance and subject to availability of funds.

Remuneration: competitive remuneration reviewable based on performance.

Supervisor: Reporting to Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at ACTS. The supervision is done in close coordination with the project partners at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted via email to the Human Resource Manager, ACTS at info@acts-net.org. Please indicate clearly the title of the position ” i-LED post-doc”on the subject of your application email. Your application should include the following information:

  1. An application letter explaining your motivation and aptitude for the position.
  2. A detailed CV including personal details (name, contact details, age, gender), academic training, work experience and a list of publications. Please also include language skills ,computing and (academic) software skills and knowledge of research for development (R4D)
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates (bachelors and masters) and associated lists of marks/qualifications for courses followed.
  4. A writing sample (published/or in press) of recent academic/scientific writing.
  5. Names and contact details (email address) of three references.
  6. A short vision document indicating how you would like to approach the research (1,000 words maximum; see annex 1).

Applications must be received by 2nd May 2018 at 17.00 hours Central European daylight saving time.

Further process and timeline

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, which will be conducted in Nairobi on May.

The successful applicant will be informed in May.

Annex 1: Format for proposed research outline

Please explain in 1000 words maximum (excluding references) how you would approach this interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research for which you apply. Your outline will include the working title of your project, a brief sketch of the theoretical perspective, the research problem and research question; a short outline of the methodological approach; and a description of the expected scientific significance and development impact of the research you propose.

  1. YOUR NAME
  2. TOPIC
  3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE(S)
  4. SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM DEFINITION AND KEY RESEARCH QUESTIONS
  5. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
  6. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE
  7. EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT IMPACT
  8. REFERENCES

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Kenya: DATA OFFICER

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 May 2018

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT – DATA OFFICER

POSITION: DATA OFFICER

REPORTS TO: STRATEGIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

LOCATION: NAIROBI, KENYA.

Overall Job Function

Under the supervision of the Strategic Information Specialist, the Data Officer will provide M&E support at Point of Service in support of SI activities. S/he will conduct data collection, collation, cleaning, analysis and reporting from the health facilities for both program and DATIM reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conduct routine data collection, collation, analysis and reporting;
  2. Conduct data quality control/assurance activities;
  3. Provide complete, timely and accurate data and reports
  4. Support the health facilities to improve their medical records system and maintain data quality.
  5. Participate in data analysis and report compilation (monthly, quarterly, annually) on all required indicators
  6. Participate in continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities including data validation and cleaning
  7. Ensure regular, accurate monitoring reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) from the points of service on all required donor, government and organizational indicators.
  8. Undertake any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. University Degree in a Health Related field.

  2. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience handling health records, statistical data or population / demographic data or information.

  3. Good computer skills on Ms Office applications especially Ms Word, Ms Excel and Ms Access. Ms PowerPoint.

  4. Knowledge of data management principles.

  5. Proficiency in working with IQcare EMR system.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 2nd May 2018.

Applicants are advised to include the position title “**DATA OFFICER**” as the subject.

T**he University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.**

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: LONGITUDINAL CARE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT: LONGITUDINAL CARE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Position:** Longitudinal Care Improvement Specialist

Reports to:** Clinical Care Improvement Specialist

Location:** Nairobi, Kenya.

Overall Job Function:

The Longitudinal Care Improvement Specialist will be responsible for supporting adherence and psychosocial support systems for the patients both at facility and in the community with the aim of increasing patient retention and outcomes. The position focuses on strengthening linkages between health facilities and communities for an effective continuum of care delivery structure.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Support the structuring of adherence support systems for improved patient retention in care

2. Implement systems to deliver age-appropriate counseling and psychosocial support for patients

3. Streamline appointment and defaulter tracing systems

4. Strengthen linkage between facilities and communities through supporting the implementation of community health strategy including overseeing the activities of community health workers as relates to HIV service support

5. Mentor adherence counsellors/nursing staff, community health workers/ volunteers, to support chronic care of HIV-infected clients enrolled in care

6. Strengthen monitoring and evaluation of longitudinal care activities including utilization of data to monitor quality of care in supported facilities with focus on appointment keeping and retention

7. Ensure that structured treatment literacy is provided to enrolled clients

8. Assist in developing HIV prevention and care components, processes and SOPs for the adherence, health facility and community.

9. Adopt the innovative training methodologies to support training of health care workers to support adherence and psychosocial support and long term follow-up of patients

Qualifications and Requirements:

· A degree in Social Sciences, Public health, Anthropology, Nursing, Clinical medicine, or Community Development/Social Work.

· Training in HIV/AIDS care & treatment including HTC (NASCOP Certified)

· 4 – 6years’ experience, 2 years of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre and/or in the provision of HTC services

· Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV, adherence support and HTC service delivery.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, report writing and presentation skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 30th April 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “**LONGITUDINAL CARE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST**” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Nepal: Graduate Assistant

Organization: Institute of Crisis Management Studies
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

The Institute of Crisis Management Studies

The Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) is a newly established center for academia focusing on the management of crises, both as a result of human activity and natural causes. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Crisis Management Studies as well as a new Master of Counseling Psychology. Courses are taught by esteemed national and international scholars, practitioners and experts currently engaged in the diverse areas pertaining to counselling psychology. ICMS also offers training, simulation exercises, and field visits, not only as part of the curriculum but as practical exercises for a range of different governmental and non-governmental organizations and initiatives.

The specialized nature of the ICMS extends to its purpose-built grounds, computer facilities, and online learning experiences to inspire students to motivate themselves in their understanding of the subject. Our dedication to producing crisis managers means a commitment to undertaking and facilitating new research in the subject and providing a forum for policy dialogues and symposiums into current issues relating to crisis. To these ends the scholarly and practical activities currently being undertaken stand both in the service of the nation and the international community. For further information, please refer to our website: www.tuicms.edu.np

Responsibilities:

ICMS is looking for a Graduate Assistant who will assist faculty and staff in composing project proposals/agreements for work with partner I/NGOs and the Government of Nepal, as well as social media management and other administrative duties. This role is to be held while completing a two-year Master’s degree in Crisis Management Studies. This is a rewarding and challenging role where you will be living and working in Kathmandu for two years. To ensure the candidate first settles into their role and life in Kathmandu being their begin their studies, they are expected to commence before the end of June 2018.

Master’s Degree Course Description:

The Master’s in Crisis Management Studies is an interdisciplinary course designed to encourage a more holistic approach to crisis management, requiring students to engage themselves in intensive fieldwork, case studies, research work and other assessments assigned by the faculty. By the end of your studies, you will be capable of pursuing scholarly and practical inquiry, equipped to understand the unprecedented challenges that the global community is currently facing.

Students must complete 63 credit hours of coursework, including graduate seminars, practical exercises, field visits, a comprehensive examination and a Master’s thesis. Course units will be taught by local and international faculty members who are experts in their field.

The following units will be studied over four semesters:

Introduction to Crisis Management Study, Geological Processes and Natural Hazards, Changing Dimensions of Security, Disaster Management Theory and Practice, Multidisciplinary Research Methods and Design/Academic Writing, Leadership Development, Critical Thinking, Geopolitics, International Law, Sociological Hazards, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Fieldwork and Term Paper, Biological and Ecological Disasters, Public Health and Emergency Response, Transnational Social Issues, Humanitarian Assistance, Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, Stress Management and Report Writing, Successful Dissertation and Thesis: “Graduate Research from Proposal to Completion”, Understanding Terrorism and Managing Consequences, Organizational Crisis Management Study, Global Change and Sustainability.

Graduate Assistant Role:

This is a varied role which would encompass the following tasks: IT services, websites, and social media outlets; communications and other administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

ICMS is seeking a candidate who has completed an undergraduate degree in any field, and who is familiar with using social media to build awareness of an organisation.

Those with qualifications and experience in TOEFL are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those who have volunteered abroad.

Candidates familiar with Google Apps for Education, database and publishing software (ex. Obvibase and Microsoft Publisher), and basic IT support are preferred.

Candidates must be native English speakers.

Remuneration:

A monthly stipend will be provided for the duration of the two-year period.

The full cost of the degree will be covered under a special scholarship program.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending an email with attached cover letter and a copy of your CV to krisztinapardi@tuicms.edu.np and info@tuicms.edu.np

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Sierra Leone: Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager |USAID APC Project

Organization: John Snow
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

The Resource Mobilization and Advocacy (RMA) Manager will work under the Deputy Chief of Party – Programs (DCOP-P), serving as a technical specialist for the Sustaining Health Facility Improvements (SHFI) program in Sierra Leone (USAID-funded).

This program aims to:

  • Identify and apply community-driven solutions to mobilize public and private sector resources to support the maintenance and preventive maintenance (M/PM) of targeted health facilities,
  • Utilize international and locally generated evidence (by SHFI or other programs such as the Freetown WASH Consortium) to advocate with government, development and implementing partners for the integration of M/PM aspects for current and future health programs which address infrastructure, systems and/or equipment,
  • Guide and support the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) with the development of approaches, tools and skills for health facility maintenance and preventive maintenance (M/PM), and
  • Ensure targeted facilities are maintained according to current WASH/IPC standards.

The Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager will provide day to day management, knowledge, and expertise to the SHFI program.

The SHFI program is expected to work in three districts and with up to 70 peripheral health units (PHUs), all of which were previously rehabilitated through the USAID-funded Post-Ebola Recovery of Health Services program, which ended in the fall of 2017 . The JSI team will develop and test approaches to engage community, government, development partners, and private sector in M/PM initiatives that support the investments made at these 70 PHUs. The program also seeks to increase the active support of local communities and other stakeholders for their neighborhood health facility.

This position will be based in Freetown with extensive travel to the three districts to work with community and government stakeholders, health facility staff, NGO grantees, and private sector partners. The RMA TM is expected to supervise 2 or 3 staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and test community-based solutions and relationships to engage communities in M/PM of their local health facility. This will include working with already pre-established Village Saving Groups (VSGs), supporting strategies to expand existing VSGs, or forming new VSGs that will support M/PM at the PHU in their catchment area.
  2. In collaboration with the program team and the implementing partners, ensure community stakeholders actively participate in the development and implementation of action plans for facility M/PM.
  3. Lead the process to identify and develop community and government-driven models to address M/PM needs and develop implementation (action) plans to address M/PM possible solutions.
  4. Identify and support the development of private sector engagement to support M/PM for the targeted health facilities.
  5. Support the identification of M/PM resource solutions through the DHMTs, District Councils (DCs), and public-private partnerships, as feasible.
  6. Provide support to the program team and the implementing partners in the development of skills assessment tools to be administered to community members (members of the Facility Management Committees, VSGs, Village Development Committees, and other members of the communities), and lead the development of training materials to build community skills needed for M/PM.
  7. Develop skills assessment tools and training for district level authorities involved in the M/PM of health facilities, i.e. DHMTs and DCs.
  8. Utilize international and national generated evidence to advocate with government at the national and local level, and with development and implementing partners, to integrate M/PM in health programs actively working at PHUs.
  9. Support advocacy activities with national and district level health managers to improve M/PM resources and practices, in conjunction with M&E Advisers, COP and DCOPs for Programs and for Operations & Communications.
  10. Lead the SHFI team in capitalizing lessons learned from the program; and collaborate with the Knowledge Management in country and Home Office teams to ensure that successes and best practices, etc. are documented and shared.
  11. Provide oversight to, and monitor the progress of NGO grantees and other implementing partners and team members, in meeting the program’s goals and objectives and in carrying out the activities of their work plans/job descriptions.
  12. Provide technical assistance to NGO implementing partners on the program’s related activities in order to ensure adherence to standards and quality control.
  13. Direct supervise the Community Engagement Advisor and other staff and ensure activities are implemented in a timely manner and according to workplan.
  14. Represent JSI and the program in external meeting with partners such as the Government of Sierra Leone, MOHS, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, etc. as needed.
  15. Ensure that written minutes are kept of all meetings and distributed as directed by the COP/DCOP.
  16. Support the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports on the SHFI program’s progress and schedule, on issues encountered, and for tracking budgets and expenses – for review with COP/DCOPs.
  17. In collaboration with the M&E Advisor, and with the support from COP and DCOPs, support the design and implementation of the program’s performance monitoring plan;
  18. Complete other duties as assigned by the DCOPs or COP.

Qualifications

  • A Master degree in development studies, community development, public health, management/administration or similar.
  • At least 5 years’ professional work experience in community resource mobilization for health and health advocacy in developing countries, particularly in the African context.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing community resource mobilization strategy; and in designing and leading Advocacy strategies and activities, preferably in health.
  • Experience working with government, health facilities and communities on mobilization of resources for community health-related priorities.
  • Experience in leading a multi-technical team through the provision of managerial and technical leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience with Village Saving Groups and similar entities, especially in health projects, is an advantage.
  • Understanding of key WASH issues in relation to health facilities is an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with an ability to work in a multicultural team environment.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good writing skills; ability to prepare reports and other documents as required.

This is expected to be a 10-month position, based in Freetown, with a possibility of extension linked to the availability of funding, and performance. Interested candidates should send an updated CV (including contacts for at least three references) and a Cover Letter, not later than April 30, 2018

How to apply:

Please apply via the link below:

Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager |APC

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Country Director

Organization: MENTOR Initiative
Closing date: 04 May 2018

The MENTOR Initiative is the world’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the control of malaria and other vector borne diseases in emergency settings, operating across countries in west, central, and eastern Africa and the Middle East. The organisation directly delivers large scale disease control interventions to the most vulnerable communities caught up in emergencies, and in parallel, also works to build the technical and operational capacity of local and international partners on the ground, to incorporate medium and long term disease control systems into their operations and country strategy. For more information, please visit: www.thementorinitiative.org.

The MENTOR Initiative seeks dynamic and highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in disease control with a particular interest in NTD’s to lead and develop some of its country programmes, partnering with a strong headquarters team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be trained in our systems and approaches, and will then take on the leadership of one of our country programmes in an emergency setting.

Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following: • Strategic planning and management of The MENTOR Initiative’s programs in the country; • Promoting effective relations with national and international partners; • Fundraising for existing and new activities and expansion of the disease control programmes portfolio; • External relations with strategic partners such as government institutions, donor organisations, diplomatic embassies, NGOs, UN agencies and community based organizations and private sector partners; • In-country personnel recruitment, development, training, and supervision; • Ensuring the development and implementation of disease control programmes to meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities; • Supervision of evidenced based operational research activities in addition to ensuring routine disease control monitoring and evaluation; • Developing and stewarding annual and specific project budgets consistent with both the organization and donor requirements; • Meeting financial and other reporting as required by donors and The MENTOR Initiative; • Development and enforcement of field office administrative, security, operational and logistics policies; • Country strategy development and own team capacity building.

QUALIFICATIONS: • At least five years work experience managing programs related to international health issues in emergency or developing country settings. Previous experience as a Country Representative preferred; • Solid assessment/proposal development, personnel and financial management experience; • Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent experience; • Familiarity with the international donor community; • Good working capacity in English. Portuguese, French or Spanish language a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in innovative disease control at health systems and community level; and proven ability to produce results and mentor staff.

How to apply:

Send CV and letter of motivation to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net

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Sierra Leone: PROJECT MANAGER SIERRA LEONE URBAN RESEARCH CENTRE

Organization: University College London
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 30 May 2018

Salary: GBP 2500-3200 per month

Starting date: as soon as possible

Contract:consultancy contract until end of December 2018 (possibility of renewal)

Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to take on the challenge of overseeing the running of a pioneering new centre in Freetown, bringing together academic researchers, civil society, communities, development practitioners and local and central government to find innovative solutions to urban challenges. While the focus of the centre is learning and research, the person should be a strong project manager with exceptional communication skills and willingness to build capacity and transfer skills. The person will work side by side with leading global urban experts from a range of African and global institutions. A passion of multi-tasking and getting things done is of the utmost importance. Self-motivation,a strategic vision and the capacity to navigate complex relationships will make you the ideal person for the job.

The Project Manager will play a strategic role in coordinating the completion of the Comic Relief project, as well as coordinating all other SLURC activities in a multi-project environment and strengthening the organizational systems in place. The Project Manager will also play a key role in linking DPU/UCL with Njala University. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the crossroads of capacity building, project management, and research. The Project Manager will directly contribute to achieve the following projects outcomes:

  1. The strenghtening of an independent and sustainable Urban Research Centre
  2. Increased urban research capacity in Sierra Leone
  3. Significantly improved quality and quantity of available knowledge on informal settlements in Freetown and Sierra Leone
  4. Increased stakeholders’ access, understanding and use of quality research and data
  5. Improved policies towards informal settlements

DUTIES TYPICAL OF THE ROLE

  1. Assist the Co-Directors and the DPU SLURC management team with the overall management and development of the SLURC

  2. Prepare periodic reports for the DPU, Njala University and donors

  3. Oversee the implementation and evaluation of activities

  4. Lead on preparation of funding applications and reports for external funders

  5. Line management of staff, appraisal and mentoring.

  6. Commission external audit and facilitate implementation of recommendations

  7. Maintain, develop and track external relationships and networks

  8. Managing the project budget in coordination with the DPU

  9. Reporting to the Board

  10. Support the Co-Directors to develop, nurture and sustain new partnerships and relationships with relevant local stakeholders including local government, national networks and other agencies working in Sierra Leone. Efficiently keep records of such relationships.

  11. Coordinate the implementation of all project activities, including workshops, service provision to urban actors, organization of trainings, research projects, production of publications, etc.

  12. Overseeing and coordinating the financial management of the centre and of the project

  13. Consolidate financial systems implementing consultants, board, advisory committee and auditors advice

  14. Close oversight and monitoring of workplans implementation and budgets, taking corrective action well in advance where needed

  15. Build the capacity of the SLURC staff and transfer skills and capacity

Other Duties

  1. Contributing to the overall activities of the SLURC as required

  2. Carrying out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the DPU Management Team

  3. At all times following DPU and Njala University policies including Equal Opportunities, Race Equality, Fire, Security and Health and Safety etc as well as all the laws in Sierra Leone.

    PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

    ESSENTIAL

    • Demonstrate substantial knowledge and experience of managing complex development projects, involving a wide range of stakeholders and significant budget responsibility.
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of project cycle and management skills, including work planning and progress reporting with related budgetary and financial status reports.
    • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and capacity to negotiate complex relationships with senior academic management, government officials, urban professionals, local and international NGOs, communities and development donors
    • Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team and to form effective and collaborative working relationships across the whole organisation and wider networks
    • Capacities to create an environment where employees, stakeholders and partners work to improve the way things are done
    • Demonstrate the awareness and experiences necessary to work in a multi-cultural setting involving sensitive group dynamics
    • Motivation and skills to build capacity and transfer skills to SLURC staff and other actors as appropriate to ensure long-term sustainability at the end of Comic Relief grant
    • Skills to monitor progress, evaluate and revise deadlines as necessary
    • Demonstrated capacity to influence and manage changes that may be difficult, but which improve the organisation capacity to achieve its objectives
    • Demonstrate awareness of quality standards and take steps to improve service delivery to achieving high quality outcomes, including value for money, and to contribute to the development and maintenance of high standards of service to others
    • Understanding of knowledge management issues including co-production, dissemination and training in the global South with demonstrated experience of working with national/local government, and/or development agencies, and/or communities and/or civil society.
    • Excellent administrative and organisational skills

    • Have the ability to work effectively to deadlines as part of a team and individually, have an eye for detail

    • Working with budgets and spreadsheets

    • Understanding finance of a small organisation

    • Knowledge of human resource management

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Demonstrate good listening skills

    • Proactive, regular and clear communication with key contacts

    • Excellent written and spoken English

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality, freedom of information, data protection and equal opportunities

    • Good knowledge of MS Office, MS excel

    DESIRABLE
    * Experience of working in Sierra Leone or West Africa
    * Experience of institutions capacity building
    * Be educated to Master’s level in a subject related to urban development or project management.
    * Grant writing experience

    CONTRACTUAL DETAILS:

    The appointment will be made from the nearest possible date until the end of December 2018 with the possibility for extension depending on performance and availability of resources.

How to apply:

Please submit a CV, a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining your motivations to apply for the post and how your experience and skills fulfil the person specifications, and contact details for two referees (we will not contact them without your permission).

Applications need to be submitted by email to: andrea.rigon@ucl.ac.uk

with subject line: Project Manager Freetown,

As we need a person in place as soon as possible, we are assessing applications as they come in. Therefore, we may fill the post before the deadline, should we find the ideal candidate. Otherwise, we will close application on the 30thof May.

The candidate will need to be available for interviews in Freetown, London or via Skype.

We welcome informal enquiries about the post. These can be made to Dr Andrea Rigon andrea.rigon@ucl.ac.uk

Please also consult the DPU website at http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu for further details on the DPU.

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Zambia: Deputy Chief of Party- Zambia

Organization: RTI International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

RTI International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated 5-year USAID Zambia Evidence for Health activity. The objective of the activity is to strengthen the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) national Health Management Information System (HMIS), improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners, and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. This position is contingent upon award and funding.

Responsibilities:

· Support the Chief of Party in all technical, operation, implantation, coordination, and management aspects of the project and serves as second in command in the Chief of Party absence;

· Lead the public relations, communications of project information and results to the donor, the Government of Zambia, project partners, and stakeholders to allow for informed decision making and a country-led initiative;

· Under the leadership of the COP supervises all administrative and financial activities, and knowledge learning/sharing activities;

· Ensure proper administration of the project and facilitate operational or technical areas of responsibility as assigned.

· Provide technical and/or operational guidance and serve as a subject matter expert in assigned area or responsibility.

· Assist Chief of Party in managing all aspects of staffing and creating/maintaining a clear organizational structure with specific roles, responsibilities and reporting lines.

· Develop partnerships with client, implementers, and stakeholders and foster coordination.

· May coordinate and oversee the operation of other project offices.

· Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility.

· Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements as required for project deliverable reporting. Produces technical and/or operational reports and updates for deliverable reporting and project success stories.

· Ensure the quality and consistency of the approach of the project objectives.

· Interact with various levels and locations of the organization for project management, technical and operational support to the project;

· May participate in business development activities including meetings with prospective clients. Identify strategic opportunities for function and works with business development to market these opportunities.

· Oversee all project activities in order to capture data on indicators and to identify best practices and lessons learned as required by the cooperative agreement with USAID;

· Responsible for Field Operations;

· Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

· A minimum of a Master’s degree in areas of Public Health, Information Sciences, Data Science or related areas.

· At least 9+ years of demonstrated experience managing operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government–funded projects or other internationally funded programs.

· Demonstrated knowledge and experience in HMIS and research.

· Demonstrated progressive experience working in partnership with community-based organizations and other stakeholders.

· Significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities.

· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

· Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.

Qualifications

· Proven team building and leadership skills.

· Previous working experience in Zambia and/or similar regions highly preferred.

· Excellent problem-solving, technical, managerial, and financial analysis skills and a focus on producing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective data solutions as an individual or as part of a team.

· Experience in program implementation, program coordination, and management, preferably

in health activities.

· Experience with health information systems including DHIS2, and other health information

systems.

· Demonstrated experience effectively working with senior and local government officials.

· Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.

· Ability to multi-task.

· Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines while producing quality products.

How to apply:

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

To apply, please click the link below from RTI website located in the careers section:

https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/deputy-chief-of-party-1439

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United States of America: Senior Program Officer – North Africa – SENIO01197-00001

Organization: US Institute of Peace
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 May 2018

THE ORGANIZATION

The United States Institute of Peace is a non-partisan federal institute chartered Congress to prevent and resolve violent conflict. We work with partners in the world’s most challenging areas to provide resources, training and tools. Located on the National Mall, USIP represents the American people’s shared values and commitment to peace around the world. Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

SUMMARY

The North Africa Senior Program Officer (SPO) serves as a leading expert on North Africa for the Institute and provides overall support to all USIP North Africa (NA) programs including but not limited to Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Responsibilities include providing development and planning, financial management, public outreach, and monitoring and evaluation as described in the following sections. The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned. This position will be based in Washington D.C. and reports to the Middle East and North Africa Programs Director (currently based in Tunis).

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Public Outreach:

  • Builds strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations including US Government agencies, local embassies and think tanks to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • Organizes and leads public and private workshops, roundtables, and meetings related to North Africa at the USIP headquarters in coordination with all parts of the Institute.
  • Attends and participates in various conferences, events, and other programs to speak on behalf of USIP on a specific subject matter area of expertise.
  • Takes lead role in responding to the public or media regarding specific program area.
  • Provides regular briefings to governmental or other organizations on key subject matter area.

Development and Planning:

  • Contributes to the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the strategy of USIP’s North Africa program.
  • In collaboration with the North Africa Programs Manager, leads or assists – as directed – the development, coordination, and planning of programs and projects (e.g. program/project design; developing plans, goals, objectives, and approaches; obtaining appropriate resources required to support goals and objectives, etc.).
  • Builds and manages a support network in the US for all programs and projects relating to North Africa (e.g., leads a team of staff supporting the programs; is responsible for meeting project goals and objectives; develops and presents on the status project goals and objectives, etc.).
  • Leads the process of developing and/or develops project concept notes, proposals, annual plans, reports, and briefings to internal and external audiences.
  • Serves as the senior expert on all USIP North Africa Programs (e.g., conducts research; presents at conferences and workshops; provides analysis and counsel to other public and private organizations, including the media; develops publications, training courses, workshops, training and educational programs and materials; conducts training courses and lectures).
  • Supports the strategic development of programs.

Financial Management:

  • Co-manages with the North Africa Programs Manager (currently based in Tunis) the program budget to ensure that the program is operating within its budget limitations in order to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Pursues external funding for project initiatives.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in international relations or related field or equivalent experience required (Ph.D. preferred).
  • A minimum of ten or more years of relevant professional experience required.
  • Management and supervisory experience, including coordination with field programs and field staff.
  • Demonstrated experience on at least one priority North African country. Significant time working in the country or region is preferred.
  • Ability to travel to North Africa is required.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, and a record of publications.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills, as well as cross-cultural skills, media skills, and the ability to deal with counterparts on every political, social and economic level.
  • Fluency in Arabic and/or French is preferred.
  • Relevant knowledge of project management
  • Experience in personnel management and mentoring processes
  • Familiarity with USIP programs in North Africa.
  • ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Familiarity with drafting and negotiating proposals and drafting reports for USG agencies such as INL, DRL and USAID.
  • Technical expertise relevant to the region such as reconciliation, criminal justice sector reform, democracy and governance, transitional justice, and public sector/NGO organizational development.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

For questions about this position, please email recruitment@usip.org. Please do not send resumes or attachments to this email address. Due to the high volume of candidates, only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.**

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

SkillsPreferred

  • French

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:
https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=028f4b80cc901e0dedb397fea57d82d3

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United States of America: Student Assistant for PHIA Project (Short-Term Casual)

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a part-time casual position for a student. This position offers opportunities to learn more about country-specific work through collaboration with the PHIA SI team. The successful student will improve his/her skills in conducting data management and analysis and gain a wide range of knowledge on survey implementation methods.

Grant Funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Reconcile map and listing data files
  • Test questionnaires and other survey tools on Google Nexus tablets
  • Review study instruments for consistency (including language consistency, skip patterns and constraints in questionnaires)
  • Assist with dataset cleaning and data management
  • Conduct basic data analyses
  • Summarize data in written formats for donor reports
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations
  • Support SOP development
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

*Bachelor’s degree; Master of Public Health (preferable)

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Basic data analysis (preferably using SAS)
  • Demonstrated writing skills: reports, presentations, and/or protocols
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong formatting skills using the Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Understanding of public health, preferably including global HIV/AIDS
  • Basic GIS skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please apply here –

https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=168561

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Philippines: Senior project management and technical experts for the anticipated USAID- funded Basic Education Project

Organization: RTI International
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 31 May 2018

RTI International is requesting expressions of interest from senior project management and technical experts for the anticipated USAID- funded Basic Education Project in the Philippines. This activity will work closely with and support the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) to improve education outcomes, including improved early grade reading skills of public elementary school students, and basic education and life skills enhanced in vulnerable youth, particularly in Mindanao. Positions are based in Manila. Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Native fluency or proficiency in Filipino and other languages of the Philippines are a plus.

Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and implementation of the program and will serve as primary liaison to USAID, DepEd and other key education stakeholders. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field (Ph.D. preferred) and 12 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs. At least 5 years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education programs in South East Asia, preferably USAID-funded. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTISi02f5

Deputy Chief of Party, Operations is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in the technical and administrative management of the project, serving as Acting COP as needed. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field with 9 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTIQiO2f4

Early Grade Literacy Advisor is responsible for providing technical oversight and guidance on essential components of the reading program including curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional approach, teacher professional development, materials development and distribution, classroom-level assessment and large-scale assessment to develop highly effective activities in these areas. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education with a specialty in early grade reading or PhD preferred. 9 years of experience working in primary education in educational development, with specific experience in primary-level reading programs and instructional materials/curriculum development, teacher training, and literacy improvement. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTI5GL2f6

In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for additional positions including:

  • Teacher Training Specialist

  • Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist

  • ICT for Education Learning Specialist

  • Early Childhood Development Specialist

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

  • Public Private Partnership Development Specialist

  • Finance and Administration Manager

How to apply:

Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience to internationaledu@rti.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Thailand: Finance and Administrative Officer (Thai National)

Organization: RTI International
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 31 May 2018

RTI is seeking a Finance and Administrative Officer to support Inform Asia: USAID Health Research Program (“Inform Asia”). The goal of the project is to provide high-quality technical assistance in malaria surveillance and to generate, use, and document strategic information and evidence for the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Thailand and Lao PDR to support both countries in achieving malaria elimination.

This position will be based in Bangkok and will report to the Chief of Party. The employment will be part-time for 30 hours a week until September 2018 and will become full time on October 2018.

Responsibilities:

The Finance & Administration Officer position is a junior-level position with primary responsibility, under the overall direction of the COP and RTI’s regionally-based business partners, to support Financial and Administrative aspects of Inform Asia. S/he will support the achievement of project goals in a manner consistent with financial principles and maintain functions such as general accounting, financial tasks, and accounting records. S/he will support project needs in Human Resources, Procurement, and Logistics in addition to financial responsibilities. S/he is responsible for maintaining office supplies and will process general correspondence, answer phone calls, and perform other administrative duties as required.

Financial Support

  • Manages all financial and administrative aspects of the project, ensuring compliance with RTI and US Government (USG) financial and accounting policies and procedures.

  • Maintains Inform Asia’s financial files through use of QuickBooks software, including general ledger, including journal entries, coding invoices, account analysis and reconciliation, new account set-up, and ensuring timely and accurate monthly closes.

  • Oversees preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).

  • Ensures timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the U.S.

  • Prepares biweekly cash requirements; monitors cash flow and reconciles cash accounts to maintain appropriate cash balances.

  • Supports human resources management and procurement for the project, working in collaboration with RTI’s Asia Regional Office in Indonesia to ensure compliance with RTI’s policies and procedures.

  • Implement and monitor cost effective and efficient systems and procedures.

  • Maintain financial management files and ensure sufficient supporting documentation in case of audit.

  • Ensures timely submission of accurate reports (i.e. VAT, payroll withholding taxes, etc.) as required by the Government of Thailand.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Office Administration

  • Manage administrative operations and activities in the Bangkok office including office management, responding to office inquiries, and implementation of RTI policies and procedures.

  • Provide travel support to local staff and international visitors as requested.

  • Coordinate all logistical support for staff and consultants, including transport, hotel accommodations, event planning and support, etc.

  • Serve as Property Control Officer, responsible for handling procurement of office equipment, furniture and fixed assets, as well as inventory of these assets including property logs, serial numbers, and tags.

  • Coordinate with staff to create and maintain all administrative and technical files for the office.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field and at least 3 years of experience (or Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience) in financial and administrative management.

  • Proven track record of effective financial and administrative management on USAID-funded projects to achieve project objectives is required.

  • Must possess strong understanding of USAID financial policies and regulations.

  • Strong financial management, organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a team-oriented setting are necessary. QuickBooks experience is preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of Thai Labor Laws, Social Insurance, and Personnel Benefit Packages.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in Thai and English.

How to apply:

All applicants are to submit a cover letter detailing their desire for the position, their CV and references to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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France: Coordinateur (trice) partenariats techniques et plaidoyer

Organization: Bioforce Institute
Country: France
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

CONTEXTE DU POSTE

L’Institut Bioforce recherche pour son siège de Vénissieux (69), son ou sa Coordinateur (trice) partenariats techniques et plaidoyer.

Pour le développement de ses formations et répondre aux besoins du secteur de la Solidarité, l’Institut Bioforce travaille en étroite collaboration avec différents partenaires de la Solidarité internationale et de la Formation. Vous aurez pour missions de piloter l’approche partenariale de Bioforce.

L’institut Bioforce tente de faire valoir l’importance de mieux considérer les actions de renforcement de capacités dans les stratégies des opérateurs et des bailleurs de l’aide internationale. Pour cela, l’institut Bioforce développe des outils, des approches spécifiques et de nombreuses activités pour le renforcement des compétences des acteurs de réponse aux crises. Vous aurez pour mission de développer l’activité de plaidoyer.

Points forts de ce poste ? Des activités challengeantes, de nombreux contacts humains, le tout dans un environnement international, stimulant, et porteur de valeurs.

Plus d’infos sur l’Institut Bioforce : www.institutbioforce.fr

LES ACTIVITES DU POSTE
Au sein de l’équipe de la Direction Ingénierie et Qualité, vous aurez pour missions de :

Piloter l’approche partenariale de Bioforce

· Développer la stratégie, le cadre et les outils de partenariat

· Développer et piloter les relations de partenariat

· Identifier les opportunités d’activités partenariales en lien avec les différents services de Bioforce

· Accompagner les équipes dans la mise en œuvre de leurs activités partenariales

Développer l’activité de plaidoyer:

· Développer la stratégie de plaidoyer

· Développer les contenus et outils de plaidoyer

· Réaliser des actions de plaidoyer et accompagner les équipes dans la mise en œuvre d’actions de plaidoyer

Assurer l’animation d’activités pédagogiques

· Préparer et animer les journées de face-à-face

· Préparer et animer les applications terrain

· Concevoir et/ou consolider les sujets d’évaluation et corriger les épreuves le cas échéant

Profil souhaité

CONNAISSANCES & EXPERIENCES
Expérience de 5 ans dans le secteur humanitaire. Expérience fortement appréciée dans l’un des deux domaines : gestion de partenariats et plaidoyer.

Votre expérience dans le secteur humanitaire vous a permis de développer un réseau important.

FORMATION
Vous justifiez d’un Bac+4 à Bac + 5 en Gestion de projet / solidarité internationale / plaidoyer

QUALITES
Vous justifiez de bonnes capacités relationnelles et rédactionnelles. Vous avez une bonne expression orale. Vous êtes force de persuasion.

Vous êtes reconnu(e) pour votre engagement.

Conditions

DATE D’INTEGRATION

Au plus tôt

STATUT

Salarié cadre rémunération selon profil/grille de rémunération, tickets restaurant, mutuelle et 6 semaines de congés payés +RTT

CONTRAT

CDD 10 mois, suite en CDI possible

LOCALISATION

Institut Bioforce, 41 avenue du 8 mai 1945, 69694 Vénissieux Cedex

How to apply:

Merci de transmettre votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par mail, en indiquant en objet la référence et l’intitulé de l’offre, à Noémie Roussel, chargée des ressources humaines à l’adresse rh@institutbioforce.fr

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Egypt: Director – Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Main purpose of position

Reporting to the Director General, and in close collaboration with ICARDA’s research and outreach managers, the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach, guided by ICARDA’s 2017 – 2026 strategy, will further develop and lead the execution of strategies to enhance the impact of the ICARDA’s research through effective resource mobilization, strategic partnerships, and communications to enhance the international profile of ICARDA. The Director will supervise and manage ICARDA’s Outreach Offices, Project Development and Grants Management Unit, and Communications Unit. He or she will support the Director General in cultivating, building and nurturing donors’ partners as well as Institutional strategic partnerships and alliances that are essential for advancing and successfully achieving the mission of ICARDA. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach will contribute to the overall effective management of ICARDA.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The Director – Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach will have the following responsibilities:

Resource Mobilization

· Further develop, implement, and monitor resource mobilization strategies to grow ICARDA’s research-for-development operation and partnerships;

· Identify, engage and secure support from a range of donors’ partners, including governments, international and national agencies, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, foundations and the private sector;

· Support the Director General in cultivating, building and nurturing donors’ partners as well as institutional strategic partnerships and alliances that are essential for advancing the mission of ICARDA;

· Establish resource mobilization targets and report regularly to the BOT and Director General on progress;

· Keep ICARDA’s relevant staff informed about key trends on global research for development issues and donors’ environment by generating and analyzing related data and information, and sharing it within the organization;

· Explore and pilot the development of a Service Delivery Unit.

Communication and advocacy

Through the direct supervision of the Communications Unit,

· Oversee the positioning of ICARDA in the agricultural research for development arena through strong branding and effective communication of its scientific achievements to increase its visibility in support of its mandate and resource mobilization strategy;

· Raise awareness of the impact and tangible benefits generated through past, present and future investments in ICARDA’s research;

· Identify and ensure that ICARDA is effectively engaged in significant and relevant global initiatives and fora through effective planning and representation.

Out-scaling of research

Through the direct supervision of Outreach Offices,

· Ensure ICARDA’s effective partnership with NARS, particularly with countries hosting ICARDA’s operation and collaborative projects;

· Identify opportunities for and, in close collaboration with the Deputy Director General-Research, lead the development of partnerships for the out-scaling of ICARDA’s research that will deliver significant development impact;

· Further develop and oversee ICARDA’s outreach activities;

· Supporting regional and country teams with national partnerships’ development and donors’ cultivation;

· Monitor and periodically assess and report on the value and effectiveness of ICARDA’s partnerships.

Proposal development and grants management

Through the direct supervision of Project Development and Grants Management Unit,

· Provide oversight, coordination, technical support, and quality assurance of the proposal development and submission process;

· Ensure efficient and effective management of grants;

· Ensure timely and quality technical and financial reporting to donors on the progress of their grants managed by ICARDA;

· Explore opportunities for expanding ICARDA’s sources of funding through increased access to calls for proposals, non-traditional donors and new partnerships.

Management

· Lead, motivate and effectively manage a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of staff;

· Nurture a culture of teamwork, empowerment, collaboration, and performance for results;

· Effectively manage the financial resources allocated to the department;

· Work closely with the Director of Finance to support multi-year financial planning and annual budgeting process;

· As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to the overall effective management of ICARDA.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

· Advanced university degree in a scientific discipline relevant to ICARDA, e.g.

· Agricultural development, rural development, agricultural economics;

· At least 12 years’ progressively responsible experience in the area of agricultural research and development, including experience in an international not-for-profit environment;

· Extensive experience and a track record of effectively leading resource mobilization programmes;

· Experience in leading multicultural and multidisciplinary teams;

· Experience in managing and in-depth understand of critical aspects of successful projects development;

· Extensive experience in developing strategic partnerships in the private or public sector and with National Agricultural Research entities;

· Experience in and understanding of the challenges for agriculture in the Dry Areas, and knowledge of the regions in which ICARDA operates;

· In-depth understanding of global agricultural research and development issues and of how research products can be deployed to achieve development impact that address global issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, environmental degradation;

· Ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;

· Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills to work effectively in a multicultural setting;

· Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written, with the ability to make clear and highly-articulate presentations to a variety of high-level stakeholders, and to pro-actively engage with and influencing audiences across a range of channels.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

· A PhD in a scientific discipline relevant to ICARDA’s mandate;

· Knowledge of Arabic and/or French.

Personal qualities

· Strategic thinker and entrepreneurial spirit;

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

· Commitment to ICARDA mission;

· Strong work ethics and integrity.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by April 30, 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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United States of America: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, Data and Evidence for Education Programs

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Overview

American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) International work improves the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We conduct impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition programs, education interventions, health product distribution programs, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build the research capacity in developing countries. Our work contributes to policy and financial decisions at the national and international level in countries around the world.

Responsibilities

AIR is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to provide technical support for the Data and Evidence for Education Programs (DEEP) activity to enhance the strength of data collected by USAID education activities, and inform USAID Education program design and management.
The M&E Specialist will support the anticipated Data and Evidence for Education Programs (DEEP) activity, providing a global platform for aggregating, managing, analyzing and reporting data and evidence across USAID’s Education Strategy goals. The project will provide support and capacity building to USAID Missions around the world as well as USAID in Washington, D.C., in establishing strong and rigorous data systems that ensure consistent and continuous monitoring and evidence building on the effectiveness of education programs.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree is preferred in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative methods or related field
• Proficiency with STATA/SAS/R or survey research required
• Previous experience in research organizations, especially related to evaluation
• Ability to work independently on detailed assignments
• Willingness to travel as needed

How to apply:

Apply using this link:

https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/10692/monitoring-and-evaluation-%28m%26e%29-specialist%2c-data-and-evidence-for-education-programs/job

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United States of America: Principal Project Specialist – International Development

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Overview

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. We are currently seeking a Principal Project Specialist for our International Development Team. The position is a home office position, based in AIR’s North Bethesda office.

Responsibilities

• Program leadership, management, administrative, and technical support to USAID-funded reading projects in Latin America
• Design and develop annual project workplan
• Be main point of contact with the client and within AIR for the project; carry our representational functions and coordinate with related initiatives
• Track portfolio against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables
• Design and implement specific program activities
• Develop and monitor budgets and ensure accountability of all project activities
• Oversee the implementation of sub awards with multiple grantees
• Ensure compliance in field projects with host country laws, including labor policies, tax reporting and regulations
• Liaise closely with field staff to integrate project management and technical oversight in support of effective program delivery
• Monitor project management staff performance, including performance reviews
• Provide training and development opportunities and serve in mentoring role for direct reports
• Manage the selection, hiring, and development of new project staff and project management team members
• Review and provide oversight on financial and administrative reports and other correspondence on activities and transactions related to projects in his/her portfolio
• Support proposal development by conducting reconnaissance trips, writing sections of proposals, reviewing and editing, and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• The successful candidate will have experience in pedagogy, teacher training, instructional materials, and/or policy in both domestic and developing countries
• Master’s degree, or higher, in a discipline related to education, business management or international development preferred
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in project management functions
• Demonstrable experience in managing USAID contracts, cooperative agreements, and/or grants, along with knowledge of USAID ADS, FAR, AIDAR and other USG international regulations
• Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects, and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring and management of the development projects
• Experience managing the administration of education projects
• Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring junior staff and conducting internal training
• Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and ability to work under and adhere to tight deadlines
• Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills; ability to translate complex technical language and ideas into a form easily comprehensible to non-technical audiences
• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be a team player and demonstrate a sense of responsibility and sensitivity in dealing with diverse audiences
• Fluency in Spanish is required, proficiency in French desired
• Ability to travel (up to 15 percent time)

How to apply:

Use the following link to apply:

https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/10699/principal-project-specialist—international-development/job

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France: IAU Communication Officer – F / M

Organization: International Association of Universities
Country: France
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

About IAU

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is an international NGO bringing together higher education institution (HEIs) from around the world. The offices are located in Paris.

IAU encourages debate and action on key issues related to higher education. IAU also offers its members and the worldwide higher education community a set of services as well as a forum for discussion. More information on www.iau-aiu.net

Missions

Reporting to the IAU Secretary-General/Executive Director, and working in collaboration with all IAU staff members responsible for programmes/projects; the Communication Officer coordinates, plans and develops IAU’s communication internally and with the external community of higher education around the world.

· On-going interaction with IAU staff members and stakeholders to ensure that information circulates within the secretariat , IAU Members and the Administrative Board

· Conducting a communication needs assessment and proposing strategies to increase IAU visibility, including through social media

· Raise profile of IAU initiatives and publications, in particular on WHED

· Write press releases for national and international media

· Manage and update IAU website and coordinate specialized portals updates

· Develop and enhance IAU communication tools and support in using the different communication tools at their disposal;

· Continue developing a graphical charter for IAU communications, including a branding consolidation strategy;

· Bring the necessary support to the secretariat team

Profile

Ddynamic, with strong inter-personal and inter-cultural skills, a positive attitude, a capacity to work both independently and as part of a team, able to manage competing priorities.

Strong oral and written communications skills in English and in French;

Understanding of the work of the IAU, UNESCO and other inter-governmental organizations;

Master’s degree in Communications/ Journalism or related field

Minimum 3-4 years of professional experience in a similar level position directly related to communications

How to apply:

Contract: CDD 12 months

Starting Date: immediate

Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018

Working hours: 35 hours a week

Working conditions: shared offices

Contact: Please send CV and covering letter to Ms. Angella NINO a.nino@iau-aiu.net

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Concepteur Pédagogique Certificat Compétences pour l’Emploi

Organization: African Virtual University
Closing date: 10 Apr 2018

1. INTRODUCTION

L’Université Virtuelle Africaine (UVA) www.avu.orgest une organisation intergouvernementale panafricaine créée par une charte avec l’éducation et la formation mandat d’accroître considérablement l’accès à une meilleure qualité grâce à l’utilisation novatrice des technologies de communication de l’information. Une charte, instituant l’UVA en tant qu’organisation intergouvernementale, a été signée à ce jour par dix-neuf (19) gouvernements africains – Kenya, le Sénégal, la Mauritanie, le Mali, la Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzanie, Mozambique, République démocratique du Congo, le Bénin, le Ghana, République de Guinée, le Burkina Faso, le Niger, le Soudan du Sud, le Soudan, la Gambie, la Guinée-Bissau, l’Ethiopie et le Cap-Vert. L’UVA a son siège à Nairobi, au Kenya et un bureau régional à Dakar, au Sénégal avec des accords comme pays d’accueil et le statut diplomatique avec les deux gouvernements.

Le plan d’affaires 2014-2019 AVU a deux axes principaux: (a) Les services éducatifs et de soutien; et (b) les services de développement. L’aspect le plus important du plan est l’escalade des services éducatifs et de soutien qui se concentre sur l’escalade des programmes universitaires à travers le nouveau projet UVA aussi appelé projet de l’Université à part entière. L’UVA prévoit de mettre l’accent sur l’accès à l’éducation de qualité et à travers le continent africain, en collaboration avec les Etats membres et les institutions partenaires.

L’Institut africain des sciences mathématiques (AIMS), est un réseau panafricain de centres d’excellence permettant aux étudiants talentueux de l’Afrique à devenir des innovateurs pour conduire l’auto-suffisance scientifique, éducative et économique du continent. AIMS et l’UVA ont accepté de collaborer à l’élaboration d’un certificat d’entreprise axé sur l’employabilité dans le cadre du programme Compétences pour l’emploi financé par le Gouvernement du Canada.

L’ UVA est responsable du développement du contenu de ce programme. Par conséquent, l’UVA est à la recherche d’un concepteur pédagogique pour concevoir et mettre sous le format scorm le contenu de ce programme de certificat pour la livraison en ligne. Ce programme comprend 3 modules qui seront livrés en ligne. **

2. CHAMP D’APPLICATION DES TRAVAUX

  • Organiser des concepts d’apprentissage pour établir un ordre systématique et logique de l’apprentissage sur un mode de livraison en ligne
  • identifier les ressources de cours pour la livraison en ligne
  • concevoir une instruction qui permette l’engagement des participants avec les ressources de cours en ligne
  • Mettre le contenu sous format SCORM pour la livraison en ligne sur Moodle
  • Toute autre tâche liée à cette activité connexes qui puissent être nécessaires

3. QUALIFICATION

  • Au moins une maîtrise en éducation ou dans une discipline connexe.
  • 5 ans minimum d’expérience dans la conception pédagogique
  • Minimum 5 ans d’expérience dans le développement et la mise en œuvre des cours d’apprentissage à distance de préférence dans les régions en développement;
  • La connaissance de la dynamique commerciale et entrepreneuriale dans les pays africains;
  • L’expérience dans la conception, la prestation et l’évaluation des programmes d’éducation au niveau universitaire;
  • La connaissance ou la sensibilisation aux questions de genre liées à encourager la participation des femmes à l’éducation;
  • La connaissance et l’expérience dans le système de gestion d’apprentissage tels que Moodle;

  • La connaissance des ressources éducatives libres et licences Creative Commons est un atout

  • niveau élevé de connaissances en informatique par exemple pleinement au MS Office; et

  • Maîtrise di Français parlé et écrit.

4. RÉSULTATS ATTENDUS

  • concepts d’apprentissage organisés pour établir un ordre systématique et logique de l’apprentissage organisé pour la livraison en ligne
  • ressources de cours identifiés pour la livraison en ligne
  • instruction qui permet l’engagement des participants avec les ressources de cours en ligne conçus établie
  • Contenu sous format SCORM et disponibilisé pour la livraison en ligne
  • Toutes autres tâches liées à cette activité

5. MODALITE DE TRAVAIL

Le consultant devrait terminer l’exercice dans une période de quatre semaines, (30) jours ouvrables.

Le consultant devrait également fournir un plan de travail détaillé tenant compte des livrables et des délais.

6. RAPPORTS

Le consultant fera rapporte au recteur ou à toute autre personne que l’UVA peut désigner de temps à autre par écrit. Cependant, le consultant sera nécessaire de temps en temps pour rencontrer la direction pour toute décision AVU ou d’approbation pertinente concernant toute question, une activité ou livrable qui peuvent être pertinents.

7. PAIEMENT

Le paiement sera sur un taux journalier en rapport avec l’expérience et les qualifications du Consultant.

How to apply:

L’Université Virtuelle Africaine (UVA) www.avu.org est un employeur souscrivant au principe de l’égalité d’acc**ès à l’emploi.**

Cette position se déroulera à distance.

La candidature devra inclure une lettre de motivation et un CV détaillé avec : numéro de telephone; email; et les noms, contacts de trois références.

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées à job@avu.org et doivent avoir comme sujet: concepteur pédagogique du programme “Certificat Compétences pour l’Employabilité”

La date de clôture de la candidature est le 10 Avril 2018 à 18h EAT (UTC/GMT+3).

Obs: Uniquement les candidats sélectionnés seront contactés

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United States of America: Operations Officer

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Grant Funded.

Under the supervision of the Associate Operations Director for Systems and Field Support, with secondary supervision from the Associate Operations Director for Effort and Project Management, the Operations Officer will support efforts to address critical operational priorities, implement and maintain effective systems, and streamline internal processes. The Operations Officer will interact directly with staff in ICAP, the Mailman School, Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia University, as well as outside vendors and collaborators on operations-related projects, as assigned.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

General Operations Support

  • Coordinate and support the management of various projects, as assigned, through successful engagement of and collaboration with stakeholders both internal and external to ICAP
  • Manage and track progress of assigned projects, including developing and maintaining systems for tracking tasks and timelines to ensure timely output and deliverables to managers and stakeholders
  • Manage the dissemination of operations-related information and reports to management and staff, address issues to be investigated and resolved, and adhere to established deadlines
  • Coordinate and track the reimbursement of project expenses associated with ICAP’s Harlem Prevention Center and Informatics Service Center
  • Ensure compliance with Columbia University policies, sponsor terms and conditions, and government regulations and requirements

Electronic Document Retention

  • Prepare, scan, index, track, and verify records and documentation
  • Perform OnBase system testing, maintain testing scripts, note enhancements, work flows/processes and development of user guides
  • Catalogue, prepare and schedule hard copies of files for archive or appropriate disposal
  • File documents in accordance with established procedures and guidelines

Payroll & Effort Systems

  • Support a wide range of systems and processes associated with the forecasting, expensing, and monitoring of NY and country office payroll expenses to ensure compliant and efficient utilization of sponsor funds and organizational resources
  • Support systems and processes associated with the quarterly review and annual certification of effort for all NY and country office personnel and track progress to ensure on-time completion

EDUCATION

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public administration, management, or related fields, plus 4 years of related experience.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4 years of experience addressing management and operational requirements of donor-supported public health or development projects within a non-profit or academic setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, record-keeping, writing, and verbal communications skills and a demonstrated orientation towards customer service
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing demands, establish priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal oversight
  • Capacity to work with a high degree of independence within a matrixed, deadline-driven, multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to document procedure, and to write reports and operational guidelines
  • Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Intermediate skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro and document imaging software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to write reports and procedure manuals and guidelines
  • Experience in finance, budgeting, and internationally accepted accounting principles
  • Experience working collaboratively in either business or computer science is a plus, but not required

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please apply here –
https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=168087

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France: Administrative Assistant – M / F

Organization: International Association of Universities
Country: France
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

Contract: CDD 12 months

Starting Date: immediate

Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018

Working hours: 28 hours per week over 4 days (Monday to Thursday or Tuesday to Friday) 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm)

Working conditions: shared offices

About IAU

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is an international NGO bringing together higher education institution (HEIs) from around the world. The offices are located in Paris.

IAU encourages debate and action on key issues related to higher education. IAU also offers its members and the worldwide higher education community a set of services as well as a forum for discussion. More information on www.iau-aiu.net. **

Missions

The Administrative Assistant will assist the IAU Secretary-General on a daily basis, as well as the Head of Administration and Finance and the Program and Membership Development Officer. The main tasks of the post are the following:

Management Assistant

  • Organization of the Secretary-General’s agenda – appointments, conference calls, meetings;

  • Tracking the Secretary-General’s emails and files;

  • Organisation and preparation of the Secretary-General’s travel

  • Sorting and filing of related documents, business cards, etc.

Administrative tasks – Membership

  • Preparing calls for payment of membership fees (annual call and reminder);

  • Issuing payment receipts;

  • Updating membership payment database (in ACCESS)

  • Depositing of cheques;

  • Membership mailings (information packs, welcome kits);

  • Updating and archiving of membership files;

General Administrative Tasks

  • Collection, registering and redistribution of mail;

  • Franking and sending of mail;

  • Preparation and sending of IAU publications (IAU Horizons, 4th Global Survey, etc.) and preparation of bulk sending via courier service;

  • Preparation of stationery orders;

  • Overseeing the maintenance of the printer and franking machine;

  • Updating the inventory of computer equipment and furniture;

  • Arranging travel for IAU staff as necessary;

Required profile

  • Perfect command of written and spoken French;

  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English;

  • Proficient in MS Office, EXCEL and ACCESS;

  • Multi-skilled and organized;

  • Rigorous and flexible;

  • Sense of discretion;

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;

Minimum BAC + 2 (BTS Management Assistant, BTS Management Assistant SME-SMI etc) or other equivalent diploma, with a minimum of two years’ work experience.

How to apply:

Contact

Please send CV and covering letter to Mrs. Angella NINO a.nino@iau-aiu.net

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Jordan: Communications Officer (Part-Time)

Organization: Middle East Children’s Institute
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – PART-TIME PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO IN-COUNTRY APPLICANTS ONLY.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) seeks to empower vulnerable and underserved individuals living in our community by enabling them to live more independent, and productive lives. MECI uses a holistic, child-centered approach to provide learning support services to out-of-school and vulnerable children. We focus on vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee populations. We complement our academic programming with arts, physical activity and Life Skills courses. In doing so, we aim to serve our beneficiaries as whole people, acknowledging the difficulties they have endured and preparing them for opportunities ahead.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Communications Officer will ensure the efficacy and success of MECI’s education, and protection programs in Jordan through enhanced visibility.
The general tasks and responsibilities of the position include:
o Production of communication materials in adherence with MECI’s standards that reflect ongoing projects and ensure visibility of donors, as well as local government partners such as pamphlets, roll-ups, informational blurbs and printouts.
o Editing human interest and success stories and featuring in appropriate reforms/outlets including external.
o Managing and continuously updating social media accounts in accordance to programs activities and national and international days and events.
o Coordinating the collection of project information on a weekly basis between program staff for the development of communications materials, success stories, and other prioritized requests.
o Periodically accompanying field officers to the field in order to ensure visibility and collection of quality photographs, videos and documentation.
o Working alongside relevant focal points to develop work plans and ensure effective and evidence-based reporting of human interest and success stories.
o Utilizing available resources in a results-oriented manner for a timely delivery of content.
o Communicating beneficiaries’ stories and needs in an ethical manner under the umbrella of MECI’s and UNICEF’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies amongst others.

QUALIFICATIONS, DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
o Proven experience and familiarity with social media outlets i.e. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.
o Proven experience and familiarity with design programs e.g. AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator is necessary.
o Proven 3+ years of experience in media, communications, visual and graphic design and/or organizational visibility development. Working experience in humanitarian/social contexts is a plus.
o Professional working proficiency in English and fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal (no exceptions).
o Knowledge of the Syria and Iraq crisis in general, with a focus on Jordan and the region and their effects on the communities.
o Knowledge and interest in the education and protection sectors is a plus.
o Strong creative and innovative design skills.
o Demonstrated commitment to result-oriented performances
o Ability to work with limited resources, strict deadlines and under pressure.

How to apply:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This is a temporary 12-month part-time contract with a local salary. The position may be extended based on performance and availability of funding. Please note that the selected candidate must be able to start immediately.

TO APPLY Please send a CV and work sample if available at apply@mecinstitute.org . Please indicate the “Communications Officer – Part-time” Application on the Subject Line.

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Lebanon: Executive Assistant to the Director General – Internationally Recruited Staff

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

Reports to: Director General

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Advertisement date: March 25, 2018

Closing date: April 15, 2018

Main purpose of position

Reporting to the Director General and working closely with the members of the Senior Management Team, the Executive Assistant to the Director General provides high-level support and advice to the Director General, and acts as a primary liaison with internal and external stakeholders on matters pertaining to the Office of the Director General.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The Executive Assistant to the Director General will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyze and synthesize information, emerging and future trends, and advise the Director General on substantive developments in the area of agricultural research for development that impact on the agenda of ICARDA;

  • Working in close coordination with the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Outreach, plan and co-ordinate the Director General’s advocacy and other high-level activities to promote ICARDA and seek new funding opportunities;

  • Assist the Director General with the planning and preparation of missions, including clear and succinct briefing material, documentation, and presentations;

  • Prepare Director General’s speeches and key points for a variety of fora, and draft executive correspondence, coordinating with the relevant functions as may be required;

  • Working with relevant Directors and Unit Heads, forecast and plan strategic opportunities for the Director General to engage with key stakeholders;

  • Facilitate cross-functional communication with the Office of the Director General;

  • Monitor and Provide regular updates to the Director General on important organizational changes and other initiatives;

  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director General, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature, and determine appropriate referral or response;

  • Participate as representative of the DG in the Research Coordination Committee meetings;

  • Act as the Secretary of the Senior Management Team, assisting the DG in scheduling meetings, coordinating the development of the agenda, and writing minutes of the meetings.

Education, qualifications and experience

Essential qualifications and competencies

  • An advanced degree in a scientific discipline relevant to ICARDA, e.g. agricultural development, rural development, agricultural economics;
  • Five to eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international agricultural development or related field, working in an international setting;
  • Knowledge of the issues related to ICARDA’s mission such as agricultural development, research for development, food security, sustainable agriculture; climate change;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and audiences at different levels and of different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds;
  • Issues management and crisis communications experience;
  • Excellent priority setting, planning and organization skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Outstanding verbal and written English;
  • Excellent skills in negotiation, networking, advocacy, and lobbying;
  • High political awareness and good judgment to handle sensitive and confidential matters.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Knowledge of Arabic or French;
  • Work experience or qualifications in advocacy and/or executive communication;
  • Knowledge of CGIAR System.

Personal qualities

  • Collaborative and team-oriented;
  • Strategic thinker;
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and with a high degree of autonomy;

  • An upbeat and enthusiastic attitude;

  • Strong work ethics and integrity;

  • Commitment to ICARDA mission.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to continued need for the position and satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by April 15, 2018

ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified women.

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

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Editor

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

ODI – Humanitarian Policy Group Editor

ReferenceRef: Humanitarian Policy Group/03/18
Location: London, United Kingdom
Type of contract: PermanentDepartmentn/aProgrammeHumanitarian Policy Group
SalaryGrade 3- £28,015 – £33,419 Closing date: 08 Apr 2018
Description

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Editor

Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary:£28,015- £35,951 pa

Location: London

Ref: HPG/03/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

The Humanitarian Policy Group is one of the world’s leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.

We are looking for an Editor to manage the publications process within HPG, ensuring the intellectual rigour and editorial quality of HPG’s publications and increasing the impact of the Group’s research on humanitarian policy and practice. You will ensure quality and consistency across all HPG outputs through accurate and appropriate editing and by ensuring that HPG staff are provided with the writing skills and support they need to create influential publications that reach their target audiences. You will be responsible for substantive and copy editing and proofreading a range of HPG publications, as well as setting and monitoring institutional standards for quality and tone of voice to ensure brand integrity.

You will be an experienced editor, used to translating complex material into plain English without over-simplifying it. You will also have excellent editorial judgement, and will inspire colleagues, including researchers, to have confidence in your judgements. You will have knowledge of the international issues relevant to this field of work, and will relish the opportunity to turn out first-class, well-constructed writing across HPG’s publication formats.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Substantive/development editing, copy editing and proofreading of HPG publications and other editorial products as required.
  • Coach researchers in writing compelling copy for different publications formats, such as policy briefs, executive summaries, op-ed pieces and blogs
  • Manage the development of publications and related products; work with authors and relevant stakeholders to plan and develop outputs from concept note to publication
  • Brief and manage external suppliers, such as editors, printers or designers; advise stakeholders on options and best practice in outsourcing such roles
  • Manage the publications production process with relevant stakeholders – producing production schedules, coordinating deadlines, assigning relevant roles and responsibilities

About you:

  • Educated to at least degree level
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills
  • Significant publications project management and production experience, planning and managing multiple parallel publications and negotiating with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of briefing and managing relationships with external agencies and freelancers, in particular briefing editors, designers and printers
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to shape content for different audiences
  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Closing date: 08 April 2018

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

ODI is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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United States of America: Proposal Management Consultant

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Grant Funded.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Development and Planning Manager, the Proposal Management Consultant works in collaboration with the Strategies and Partnership Unit to provide targeted support to ICAP’s global proposal development teams and mobilize resources throughout the proposal process.

This role will provide overall management and coordination for proposal development initiatives in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to ensure the successful implementation of proposal development efforts.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides overall management and coordination of proposal development processes including proposal resources, planning, scheduling, development and general team oversight
  • Oversees team workflows and deliverables in accordance with specific checklists and timelines
  • Implements proposal development processes via ICAP’s online management platform
  • Assists country teams with engagement of key partners
  • Coordinates communication and information flow among the proposal team
  • Contributes to the creation of proposal and resource documents such as bio sketches, job descriptions, and letters of support
  • Facilitates draft review iterations
  • Assists in copy editing and finalization of proposal elements
  • Spearheads all meeting management and logistics including thorough note-taking
  • Undertakes other tasks as necessary to ensure the proper management of proposal processes and that the proposal is responsive to NOFO requirements
  • Provides additional support to the Strategy and Partnerships Unit as needed

EDUCATION

  • Requires a Master’s degree in public health, international relations, development studies or other social science fields

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in the area of global health, development and/or international project planning and management
  • Experience with international health and/or program design
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience responding to funding solicitations from USG and non-USG entities
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to follow-through is crucial

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV with cover letter to Icap-jobs@cumc.columbia.edu with “Proposal Management Consultant” in the subject line.

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South Africa: Quality Improvement Advisor

Organization: ICAP
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Grant Funded.

The Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor will work closely with the CDC South Africa, HRSA and CDC South Africa implementing partners, and other key stakeholders to design, lead and manage a Quality Improvement for ART Retention learning network in priority districts and health facilities in South Africa. The QI Advisor will lead the project training and workshops, coaching, implementation and supportive supervision of QI projects, and evaluation of QI initiatives. The QI Advisor will liaise closely with the QI team at ICAP New York headquarters.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

The QI Advisor will:

  • Support and contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of the QI for Retention learning network project in South Africa.
  • Assist in strategic project planning and work plan development
  • Document project training and technical assistance activities and help to produce and disseminate technical reports, guides, manuals, success stories, and other written materials.
  • Facilitate and ensure clear, regular and systematic communication and collaboration between Donors, MOH, and all other project stakeholders in order to achieve country level QIC project objectives.
  • Develop and update project related training and technical assistance activities, including but not limited to: assisting with the design, delivery and management of the QI for Retention training, workshops and any capacity building initiatives.
  • Provide hands-on leadership and support for face-to-face training and workshops sessions, on site QI coaching and evaluating training sessions, workshops, webinars, and other training projects.
  • Lead and facilitate monthly facility site supportive supervision, QI coaching, mentoring and implementation support for site level QI projects to all participating QIC health facilities monthly.
  • Be able to travel to ICAP QIC sites at least 15 working days of a month.
  • Partner with QI M&E staff for development of QIC M&E systems including indicator development, data collection tools and SOPs, data management systems, data quality assurance policies and procedures, data review and analysis.
  • Prepare QI related data for presentation for a diverse range of audiences.

EDUCATION:

  • An advanced degree (MD, RN, MPH) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field including experience working in DoH or USG PEPFAR PMTCT and other HIV related programs;
  • Demonstrated success in leading formal quality improvement projects using the Model for Improvement or similar methods is strongly preferred;

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in the implementation of relevant HIV and QI program activities in South Africa.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant adult education and/or training experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Word and PowerPoint and the ability to rapidly process and analysis data using MS Excel are required.
  • Experience working with DHIS2 is preferred.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills are required.

How to apply:

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter to ICAP-Jobs-SA@cumc.columbia.edu.

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Kenya: Head of Clinical Trials

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

HEAD OF CLINICAL TRIALS

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for providing leadership and coordination of all clinical trials activities in the Programme, and to oversee and coordinate monitoring, project management, data base support and sponsorship for investigator-led clinical trials on Phase I, II and III.

The post would best suit a doctor with clinical research experience with capacity to develop their own research interests as well as support clinical trials led by colleagues.

Description:

REPORTS TO:

  • Programme Executive Director
  • Departmental Chair Clinical Research

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • Monitoring staff in clinical trials facility.
  • Data managers, project managers.
  • Fieldworkers, nurses, clinical officers and medical officers on specific trials.

INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • None

BUDGET AND RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Departmental budget
  • Clinical research trials facilities including equipment and machinery

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsibility for strategic direction of the clinical trials platform.
  • Planning the overall budget and setting targets for development of the platform on a yearly basis, and negotiating and agreeing the plans with the Scientific Departments Committee responsible for overall scientific strategy in the programme.
  • Negotiating with prospective funders and PIs regarding proposed trials, their budgets and conduct.
  • Line managing the team of Line managing the team of monitors, project managers and data managers based in CTF.
  • Reviewing progress of clinical trials against internally set and contractual milestones.
  • Communicating with trial sponsors to ensure compliance to applicable regulations, and applying corrective and preventive action.
  • Providing input on clinical trials aspects of developing proposals and funding applications.
  • Overseeing the management and governance of clinical trials conducted by the Programme including trial monitoring and study coordination.
  • Coordination with regulatory affairs, surveillance and clinical service departments.
  • Responsibility to ensure trials are run to a high standard and delivered on schedule.
  • Membership of a Data Governance Committee and a Centre Scientific Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, science, public health or a related field.
  • A PhD or post-graduate medical qualification relevant to clinical research is required.
  • Experience in clinical trials or clinical research.
  • Leadership experience in clinical trials, clinical research or clinical practice.
  • Extensive experience in medical, business, the NGO sector, international, academic or research organizations (i.e. at minimum ten years of experience and ideally 15 to 20 years).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects of >6months in duration demonstrating leadership in these projects
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in hospital systems and Microsoft applications
  • Experience of line management and delivery of projects with multiple external partners

Desirable Requirements:

  • Medical qualification with registration to practice as a doctor in Kenya
  • Familiarity with biomedical sample collection and handling
  • Regulatory experience

COMPETENCIES:

  • Evidence of supervisory ability and negotiation skills
  • Evidence of an ability to operate in a federalized environment with decentralized authority.
  • Strong skills in budgeting, development and oversight of project proposals, leadership of meetings, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work across cultures and evidence of communications skills in that context.
  • Willingness to respond within tight timelines and to cope with changing assignments.
  • Excellent diagnostic, analytical and investigative skills
  • Strong leadership skills and managerial ability
  • Strong planning, administrative and organisation ability
  • Confidentiality, integrity, patience and calm disposition
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

How to apply:

To apply for this post please click on the link below:-

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/head-clinical-trials

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Ukraine: Project Officer, Ukraine

Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is currently looking for a:

Project Officer, Ukraine

Based in Kiev, Ukraine

Starting date: ASAP

HD has been working in Ukraine since December 2013, establishing dialogue initiatives aimed at introducing comparative expertise and creative ideas into official dialogue processes.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Officer will support the implementation of HD’s Ukraine-based activities, and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Liaise with local partners, consultants and donors on the implementation of activities, ensuring their alignment with HD’s project objectives;

  • Strengthen and expand HD’s networks among relevant stakeholders, representing HD in meeting with foreign missions and national actors;

  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements through the preparation of project reports and contributing to financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting;

  • Organise meetings and events;

  • Monitor specific regional issues and contribute to the analysis of the situation in Ukraine ;

  • Provide programmatic input and contribute to the project’s strategy;

  • Undertake travel within the region, and travel to Geneva for consultations up to twice a month;

  • Assist with other regional initiatives such as in Central Asia and Eastern Europe;

  • Assist with other activities as required by the team.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have:

· At least 5 years of relevant experience in the Eurasia region;

· Relevant University-level degree;

· Strong command of written and spoken English, and a good level of Ukrainian or Russian is needed;

· Prior knowledge of conflict resolution/mediation or of the humanitarian field;

· Discretion in the management of sensitive information;

· A diplomatic manner in dealing with interlocutors;

· Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;

· Research and information analysis skills;

· Experience in planning meetings and events;

  • Reliability and flexibility in implementing assigned tasks and a strong team spirit;
  • Willingness to perform administrative tasks as needed.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 4 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Head of Programme

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Head of Programme – Development Strategy and Finance

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £63,889 – £78,538 per annum

Location: London

Ref: DSF/02/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

Our Economics and Finance Department is seeking a Head of Programme to lead and manage the Development Strategy and Finance programme.

The Development Strategy and Finance (DSF) programme provides cutting-edge, policy-relevant research on bilateral and multilateral development agency strategy and finance. Our objective is to make these agencies and the global development financing architecture more fit for the future.

The Head of the Development Strategy and Finance is responsible for leading and managing the work of the programme, including developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs. He/she is expected to inform policy and practice on the programme agenda at both international and governmental levels.

The Development Strategy and Finance programme works closely with other Economic and Finance themed programmes comprising of the Public Finance and Institutions programme, the International Economic Development programme (IEDG), the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme and the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN). There is also shared communications, public affairs and partnership functions working across these programmes.

The post-holder will work closely with the Managing Director and other Heads of Programme to ensure that The DSF programme contributes to the wider strategy and a collaborative suite of programmes.

You will be responsible in particular for:

  • Developing within the context of the overall ODI strategy, medium-term and periodic (mainly annual) strategies for the Programme, including Business Plans;

  • Development of external partnerships and funding streams

  • Strengthening the influence and impact of research and policy work in the DSF Programme;

  • Managing operations for DSF (including oversight of the systems, processes and support staff).

  • Leading ODI’s engagement with Europe both during and after Brexit.

About you

  • A degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline

  • Extensive knowledge of key issues and organisations in international cooperation and development, especially development strategy and finance

  • Very strong personal record in the relevant field, including a track record of high-quality publications

  • Proven ability to fundraise and build programmes of work

  • Demonstrated capacity for advisory and public affairs work, based on an analytical approach and understanding of policy-making

  • First-hand work experience in developing countries, international organisations and/or national government

  • Proven ability to lead a team covering research, policy advice and public affairs, including encouraging good and managing poor performance

  • Excellent project management skills

  • First-class analytical skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including presentation skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience of working with the media is desirable

  • Strong decision-making skills, ability to innovate in order to overcome problems.

  • High level skills in consultation, negotiation, persuasion and influencing.

How to apply:

Closing date: 22 April 2018

Interview date: 9 May 2018

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email recruitment@odi.org.uk.**

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

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Ukraine: Administrative Associate

Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

Reporting to the Project Manager with functional reporting to the Administration and Finance Coordinator, both based in Geneva, the Administrative Associate will provide support the Ukraine team and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Preparing consultancy agreements, ensuring that proper documentation is provided by consultants as well as checking invoices, timesheets and activity reports;

  • Ensuringthe quality of translations (between English, Russian, and Ukrainian), arranging interpretation for HD’s meetings, and helping to find and test new translators;

  • Ensuring that HD’s rules, policies and internal controls are applied consistently and adequately;

  • Following up on contracts, invoices and payments to suppliers, including transactions on office and accommodation rentals, printing and design of publications, and other matters;

  • Preparing cash payments, working advances, daily allowances, reimbursements and transfers;

  • Supporting the preparation of budgets and forecasts by providing cost estimates of travel, hotels and other expenses;

  • Ensuring that expenses are allocated properly according to donor requirements;

  • Helping with travel arrangements for staff members, consultants and visitors, including flights, visas, accommodation, insurance and expense claims, in coordination with the Logistics Officer based in Geneva;

  • Drafting correspondences;

  • Coordinating logistics for HD events.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in an administrative support function, including finance, accounting and logistics;

  • A relevant university-level degree;

  • A strong commitment to discretion;

  • An understanding of accounting principles;

  • Strong written and spoken English, Russian and Ukrainian;

  • Experience in working in an international environment, independently as well as in co-ordination with relevant departments, based abroad;

  • Strong knowledge of excel and other Microsoft office softwares;

  • Experience in planning meetings and events;

  • Flexibility and adaptability to frequent changes;

  • Excellent attention to detail;

  • Strong team spirit.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 4 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org

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United States of America: Fundraising and Communications Internship with the Center for International Policy

Organization: Center for International Policy
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Fundraising and Communications

The Fundraising and Communications internship is a combined role that will provide you with highly employable and in-demand skills such as fundraising and development; event planning; and database, social media, and website management. You will work closely with CIP’s Development Manager, Executive Director, and Office Manager & Executive Assistant. This internship will give you first-hand experience with nonprofit fundraising, operations, and communications. Ideally, the Fundraising and Development intern will work 3-4 full days per week, with an hour break for lunch. Full-time interns will receive a nominal stipend of $1,000 during their internship.

Duties

  • Research grants, foundations, funding opportunities, and fundraising strategies
  • Coordinate logistics for any board meetings
  • Maintain and update CIP’s donor database
  • Assist with fundraising campaigns and communications outreach through direct mail and email
  • Send acknowledgment letters and tax receipts to donors
  • Help plan fundraising trips and events
  • Maintain CIP’s social media presence
  • Other research, writing, and administrative duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for CIP’s mission of promoting international diplomacy, human rights, and social justice
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit world, or a desire to learn about it
  • An interest in gaining development, fundraising, event planning, and database experience
  • A positive, can-do attitude and a strength at paying attention to detail
  • Prior experience with professional social media, Excel, mail merge, databases, website management, and/or fundraising is a big plus

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status refugee status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • Cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Resume

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United States of America: CIP Internship with the Arms & Security Project and Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

Organization: Center for International Policy
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Arms & Security / Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

This intern will have the unique experience to work on two CIP projects: The Arms and Security Project and the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative. The intern will gain an understanding of Pentagon spending, the global arms trade, and the ways in which foreign governments seek to influence U.S. foreign policy. Candidates should have an interest in these issues as well as strong research and writing skills. Full-time interns will receive a nominal stipend of $500 per month.

Duties

  • Helping to research and create a database on the various tools used by foreign governments to attempt to influence U.S. policy
  • Research for op-eds and blog posts as needed
  • Research on U.S. policies relating to arms transfers to the Middle East, including consequences of U.S. sales in the region
  • Research on foreign governments lobbying for, or against, arms sales to the Middle East
  • Research on the activities of the nuclear weapons lobby
  • Conduct primary research on Pentagon contractors and the economic impacts of Pentagon spending for reports and policy briefs

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work with and interpret primary documents
  • Basic skills at analyzing statistics, including familiarity with Excel
  • Interest in/knowledge of the issues, policies, and political actors
  • Attention to detail, excellent writing skills

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status refugee status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
  • And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible, you are the sole author)

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United States of America: Center for International Policy Internships with Win Without War (multiple internships available)

Organization: Center for International Policy
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Win Without War

The Win Without War coalition is a program of the Center for International Policy, committed to helping build a better, more just and more peaceful world by advancing progressive alternatives to America’s over-militarized foreign policy.

Multiple positions are available with Win Without War. They include a social media and digital communications internship, policy and advocacy internship, and campaigns and partnerships internship.

The ideal candidates for any internship with Win Without War will:

  • Have a passionate commitment to progressive values and to an American foreign policy rooted in those values.
  • Have the ability to work independently when necessary and execute multiple simultaneous tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Have an ability to accept constructive feedback in meaningful, productive ways.
  • Be excited about working in a fast-paced, small team in an activist environment.
  • Be heart-driven, positive, collaborative, fun and kind – and want to be part of a team and network that feels that way too.
  • WWW interns will receive a stipend of $500 per month to help cover expenses incurred during their internship.

Social Media and Digital Communications Intern

Description

The Social Media and Digital Communications Intern will provide direct support for our Digital and Communications programs as we strive to keep our members, partners, allies, and media stakeholders engaged and informed across multiple digital and media platforms.

Duties

  • Supporting content production and maintenance of social media platforms on a daily basis
  • Producing news and other media reports/roundups
  • Tracking social media and website analytics
  • Assisting with executing social media strategies
  • Researching key media stakeholders
  • Assisting with drafting media advisories
  • Creating and distributing content to help publicize Win Without War’s work and progressive foreign policy values across various digital and media platforms
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in digital communications strategies and technologies
  • Impeccable proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills with a strong sense of tone
  • Proficiency with leading social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Web design and content management
  • Graphic design and video editing

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information) And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)

Policy and Advocacy Intern

The Policy and Advocacy intern will support our Policy and Advocacy programs as we work with partners in Congress and research and advocate on legislation and policies related to our issue sets.

Duties

  • Drafting policy memos and Congressional education resources such as fact sheets, backgrounders and messaging guidance
  • Updating organizational Congressional statements trackers on a daily basis
  • Monitoring legislative developments on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, refugee resettlement, arms sales, the defense budget, climate, development and related issues
  • Providing event coordination and communications support for Congressional briefings and/or other events
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in/knowledge of U.S. legislative and political processes
  • Interest in/knowledge of the issues, policies, and political actors
  • Interest in progressive politics
  • Impeccable attention to detail, excellent writing skills
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Previous experience with Congress and/or elected officials
  • Grassroots advocacy and political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.

Campaigns and Partnerships Intern

The Campaigns and Partnerships intern will provide support for organizational campaigning, partner engagement, and internal knowledge management systems.

Duties

  • Tracking national and global campaigns by attending meetings, conducting internet research, and creating summaries for program staff including directors
  • Research for work products that strengthen the case for broader foreign policy involvement of US progressive organizations and activists.
  • Supporting compilation and organization of internal documents and knowledge management systems
  • Drafting public education resources, such as grassroots toolkits and messaging documents
  • Tracking and evaluating grassroots actions and looking for improvements
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in/knowledge of cross-movement campaigns and outreach
  • Interest in/knowledge of relevant issues, policies, and political actors
  • Interest in a broad set of progressive foreign policy issues (global security, climate change, development, human rights, refugees, public health, etc.)
  • Attention to detail, excellent writing skills
  • Very organized
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Previous experience with or interest in coalitions and advocacy organizations.
  • Grassroots advocacy and political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.

The Win Without War coalition is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift American foreign policy in a progressive direction. We also recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion on the staff level as well, particularly from communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving America’s foreign policy.

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status refugee status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information) And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)

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United States of America: Center for International Policy Internships with Security Assistance Monitor (multiple internships available)

Organization: Center for International Policy
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Security Assistance Monitor

The Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) is a program of the Center for International Policy focused on enhancing transparency and oversight of an increasingly central U.S. foreign policy tool: U.S. foreign military and police aid and arms sales. By providing comprehensive security assistance data and by conducting independent, data-driven research, we seek to inform and elevate the debate among civil society, journalists, scholars, and policy makers about the best use of U.S. security assistance to improve human security.

Multiple positions are available with the Security Assistance Monitor program. They include a digital communications internship and regionally-focused internships. The stipend for these internships will be $500 per month for full-time interns. See descriptions below.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining social media presence and highlighting Security Assistance Monitor’s work on Twitter and Facebook accounts;
  • Tracking social media and website analytics;
  • Working with the staff to help create posts for Twitter and Facebook, media advisories, and email blasts;
  • Tracking media hits and developing and maintaining a comprehensive media list;
  • Create infographics and charts to highlight our research and analysis.

Qualifications

  • Intern positions require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • The applicant must be an enthusiastic team player with a demonstrable interest in international affairs and human rights who can capture current events and information into engaging content for our email lists and social media.
  • Experience in the field of journalism or digital communications, familiarity with running social media accounts, and knowledge in creating infographics and images to convey data is valued.

REGIONAL INTERNS

As intern with SAM, you will be an integral part of the program and have the opportunity to participate in many types of project related activities ranging from supporting the SAM website database to contributing to research and/or content for our blog, fact sheets, policy briefs, reports, and social media. In doing so, you will gain a better understanding of international security and U.S. foreign policy interests worldwide.

This summer we are particularly interested in applicants with language skills and knowledge pertinent to the regions of the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Please indicate in your cover letter your regional preference.

Duties

  • Upload data and content to the SAM website;
  • Track U.S. government statements and actions, cover security news of the region and analyze government and think-tank reports;
  • Write blog posts;
  • Attend and take notes at relevant events around Washington, DC;
  • Contribute to Security Assistance Monitor’s social media platforms;
  • Assist Security Assistance Monitor staff members with ad hoc assignments and administrative duties as needed.

Qualification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of/interest in specific region and security;
  • Highly developed research and writing skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to do conduct in-depth internet research;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies/computer programs;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and Excel;
  • Regional language skills desired.

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status refugee status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
  • And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible) or one infographic that you created.

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Egypt: Proposal Writing Officer – Cairo, Egypt (Internationally Recruited Staff)

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 18 Apr 2018

Main purpose of position

Working closely with ICARDA’s scientists, Resource Mobilization staff and research leaders, the position is intended to support resource mobilization efforts through the development and packaging of high-quality project proposals for agricultural research for development. The position is also responsible for overseeing and monitoring the timely preparation and finalization of donor reports and proposals by ensuring that proper institutional clearance procedures are followed and deadlines met. The position is part of the Project Development and Grants Management Unit (PDGMU).

ICARDA is in the process of implementing an exciting program of organizational change, including a new institutional strategy that will address more effectively today’s development challenges in the dry areas and a new business model to enhance the organization’s ability to deliver its mission. This organization change may also result in adjustments to organizational structure and reporting lines.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The Proposal Writing Officer will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Design, write, contribute, edit, and ensure high-quality of competitive project proposals based on:
  • The research priorities and institutional resource mobilization strategy
  • Response to donors’ indications of interest and calls for proposals
  • New funding opportunities identified.
  • Review and improve concept notes/proposals initiated by scientists through, among other things, the development and articulation of the log frame, measurable outputs, outcomes and their deliverables and indicators
  • Manage the full-cycle of proposal development, from idea generation to submission to donor, to ensure in-house established procedures and proposal quality-control mechanisms are followed;
  • Meet proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval, and coordinates requirements with contributors;
  • Manage ICARDA’s in-house database on project proposals, ensuring data and information is current and accurate and providing regular analytical reports to management.
  • Strengthen the Center’s capacity in project design, development and reporting, including through training of researchers and project managers;
  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination and boilerplate, and make recommendation for changes;
  • Ensure the full compliance of the concept notes/proposals with donors’ criteria and requirements;
  • Initiate and lead the design and development of cross-cutting proposals and large initiatives and coordinate with research programs to ensure their contribution;
  • Follow closely and regularly reports on the realization of the pipeline projects;
  • Review and edit technical progress and final project reports to ensure information is presented in a concise and coherent manner and that it complies with donors’ requirements; Other responsibilities and duties assigned by ADG-ICC;
  • International and regional travel may be required.

Education, qualifications and experience

  • An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in agriculture, international development or related field associated with ICARDA’s research programs. Complementary training/education in proposal writing or science writing is an advantage.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in drafting concept notes and proposals for programs and projects related to agriculture/rural development.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Proven track record in development of successful project proposals.
  • Strong familiarity with international donors and investors, and knowledge of their funding interests.
  • Familiarity with use of log frames in formulation of results-oriented projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment.
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to deliver when facing multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel) and familiarity with project management software.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by April 18, 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.

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

This is a re-advertisement. If you applied for this post when it was advertised in August 2017, you do not need to apply again.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Risk and Resilience Programme

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Research Fellow: £39,897-£50,466 per annum,

Senior Research Fellow: £50,467-£63,888 per annum

Location: London

Ref: R&R/03/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow and a Research Fellow to join ODI’s Risk and Resilience Programme. The Risk and Resilience Programme is a relatively new programme in ODI. The expert team provides research, analysis and policy advice on systemic, inclusive and just approaches to understanding risk and managing uncertainty. We look at the nexus between climate, weather extremes and hazards and other risk drivers, to understand the impact on poverty and development. We promote inclusive approaches to understanding and managing new risks (those we know) and emerging risks (those we don’t). We do this by pioneering policy-driven research on the nexus between risks and resulting opportunities to manage uncertainty, reduce vulnerability and drive transformative and sustainable change. By doing so, we aim to support coherence between, and successful implementation of, international crisis-prevention and sustainable development agendas.

Under the supervision of the Head of Programme, the post holder(s) will contribute to the thought leadership, policy advice and research of a key Risk and Resilience thematic area: Climate-Resilient Economic Planning and Finance. This thematic area focuses on:

  • Integrating climate risk into national development planning and processes

  • identifying opportunities for inclusive and climate-resilient economic development in places that are exposed to climate and other risks and assisting decision-makers at all scales to enable these to be realised; and

  • supporting the realisation of the SDGs, especially strengthened climate adaptation and poverty reduction, by facilitating an efficient, sustainable and equitable use of financial resources, tools and mechanisms in a multiple hazards context.

About you

Essential

Research Fellow

This post requires substantial research or equivalent experience, a record of publication and public affairs, and clear evidence of successful development, management and funding of a number of projects brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

Senior Research Fellow

In addition to the above, this post is intended for those displaying a substantial record of programme management, involving research, advisory work and public affairs.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree and PhD in relevant discipline i.e. economics, business, finance, or relevant natural or social sciences

  • Demonstrable extensive knowledge of key issues and organisations in at least two of the following areas: climate adaptation planning, economic development, private sector investment and / or disaster and climate finance

Experience

  • Extensive developing country experience, working closely with communities, government actors and / or international institutions on key issues relating to climate adaptation, socio-economic development and finance (multi-lateral funds/blended/faith-based options)

  • Significant experience in an international policy development research environment i.e. policy-oriented research, demonstrated by publications and reports

  • Experience in designing and managing large, multi-country research programmes, working closely with project partners (including those in developing countries) and managing timely delivery of high quality outputs for different audiences

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills (e.g. risk & vulnerablity assessment, cost-benefit analysis, political economy analysis, policy appraisal etc.)

  • Proven ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects in the areas of climate change adaptation, financing for resilience and / or economic planning

  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach, and an innovative and creative communications ability

Desirable

  • Experience of extended ‘immersion’ in a development context (including spending time within marginalized or poor communities)

  • A history of engagement in major policy processes such as UNFCCC, UNCCD, SDGs, Parliamentary Select Committees and/or international initiatives

Closing date: 28th March 2018

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk

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Africa Researchers

Organization: Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

The project:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a research project which records, publishes and analyses disaggregated data on violent political conflict. The data is publicly available along with information about the project at www.acleddata.com. The data is used for a range of purposes, from academic research on dynamics of conflict to informing diplomatic policy, and humanitarian and development work in conflict-affected contexts.

The role:

ACLED is recruiting Africa Researchers to assist in the collection, review and management of political violence and protest data across Africa. Researchers will work 20 hours or more a week (depending on availability).

Collection of data is conducted by reviewing news, international organisation, NGO and security reports on a list of assigned countries, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will focus on coding events to provide holistic coverage of current political violence, ranging from protests to battles.

Review and management of data involves ensuring the quality, consistency and reliability of the data produced. The role provides team members with experience conducting detail-oriented tasks, and producing and managing quantitative data.

Specific roles and responsibility:

The roles will require 20 hours or more (depending on their availability) per week from March 2018. Candidates who are selected will undergo extensive ACLED training. The training consists of several exercises. Candidates’ exercises will be scrutinized and only those who are performing at the required level will be retained as Researchers.

For those selected, the initial consultancy period will be from March to June 30, 2018. After June, continuation may be possible, pending performance and availabiltiy of funding.

Following initial training and periodic meetings, most work is conducted remotely (team members may work from home, the library, etc.) and at any hours which are convenient, in accordance with set submission deadlines.

Remuneration:

Remuneration is 12USD per hour.

Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Excel (essential);
  • Fluency in English (essential);
  • Fluency in local languages (preferred)
  • Experience conducting desk-based research;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in Africa generally, or country-specific studies is a strong advantage;
  • Skills to produce quantitative and qualitative analytical pieces and visualization of data (preferred);
  • Familiarity with conflict and actors in the relevant countries.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit ACLED’s career portal to submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications, experience and language proficiency.

Further information on the project is available online at acleddata.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.

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South Sudan: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – South Sudan

Organization: Carter Center
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

The Carter Center (TCC) has agreed to support Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists (MES) to assist with the pre-certification stage of the GWEPs in South Sudan. Through this agreement, these MES will help the GWEPs to implement GWEP standard operating procedures for 1) assessment of levels of awareness about the cash reward for reporting Guinea worm infections and 2) for assessment of the IDSR performance in response to the investigation, management, and reporting of rumors of GW infections. The MESs will work under the supervision of The Carter Center’s Country Representatives (CRs), and overall supervision of the National Coordinator, national GWEP coordinator/director. In fulfilling the scope of the position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Supervision – Technical

Assist with the planning, development, and execution of GWEP activities related to monitoring and evaluating cash reward awareness levels and IDSR system performance in surveillance level II and III areas:

a. Assist the GWEP secretariat, as warranted, and participate in the monthly inter-sectoral GW Task Force Group meetings to report on the status of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities during review of the status of the GWEP, including development of action steps to address issues concerning program implementation;

b. promote at district, region, and national levels the need to assist the GWEP to interrupt transmission of GW and disseminate campaign messages to increase awareness about the cash rewards for detection of human and animal infections; and

c. disseminate messages to increase awareness about the cash rewards for detection of human and animal infections; and

d. monitor the performance of the national surveillance system in responding to and reporting about investigations of rumors of possible GW infections.

Supervise designated GWEP field supervisors and/or M&E teams:

a. serve as the direct technical contact, supervisor, and advisor to field supervisors; and

b. validate adherence to GWEP technical guidelines and protocols (standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Assist the GWEP data manager to develop and maintain database for cash reward awareness data and performance of the district IDSR system in responding to rumors.

Interact with district and regional Ministry of Health staff in their supervisory and technical support roles to improve data collection and reporting, including accuracy, internal consistency, completeness and timeliness, and brief relevant health officials monthly.

Supervision – Support Services

Apprise the National Coordinator, GWEP and CR-TCC of any issues related to the following:

a. Safety and Security;

b. Current status of cash reward awareness levels;

c. Challenges encountered/actions taken;

d. Field supervisor job performance; and

e. Status of program service delivery to endemic and/or formerly endemic communities.

Formulate incisive, solution-oriented reports to the National GWEP Coordinator/Director, and CR-TCC as follow:

a. Weekly, verbal updates to the CR-TCC

b. Monthly, written 2-3 page report due the 10th of the following month to the national coordinator/director with copies to the Country Representative, The Carter Center Director and Senior Associate Director GWEP detailing current status of cash reward awareness, summary of activities and actions taken, challenges, and recommendations. Report must include a monthly calendar activity.

c. Prepare an end-of-mission report for review and approval by national coordinator/director, The Carter Center Country Representative, GWEP Director, and Senior Associate Director, the Vice-President Health Programs, , Senior Director of the Office of International Program Support, The Carter Center. .

Training, as warranted.

With the National Coordinator, GWEP and CR-TCC, develop curriculum for, and train, field supervisors to ensure compliance with GWEP rumor reporting, investigation and documentation guidelines.

Train district and region surveillance officers and designated GWEP field supervisors in the implementation of surveillance, health education and awareness activities designed to detect and contain cases of GWD. Focus attention towards increasing reward awareness levels to 80% or higher.

Other Performance Expectations

Work with awareness of that the role of The Carter Center is to provide technical and financial assistance to the national GWEP, that countries are sovereign, that Carter Center staff must work in support of the national eradication effort and in close and harmonious collaboration with the National GWEP Coordinator/Director and program staff.

Represent the Carter Center with integrity, professionalism, and respect of persons, culture and traditions, and always aware that TCC is an organization founded and led by a former President of the USA, and that the high level of credibility and respect The Carter Center has earned in these countries must not be compromised.

Other duties as assigned.

Other requirements are:

• At least 2 years of public health experience with community-based programs, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred

• Demonstrated experience with the preparation of technical reports, budgets, plans of action, and management of inventories.

• Demonstrated ability to build team work.

• Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions, and to become technically effective with minimal level of attention from supervisors.

• Sound personal and professional conduct, and respect for the work of The Carter Center and of the Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan.

• MES are assigned to remote areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to guineaworm.recruitment@cartercenter.org. Subject line ought to include: Application South Sudan MES Position. All documents ought to be in Microsoft word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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Chad: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Chad

Organization: Carter Center
Country: Chad
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

The Carter Center (TCC) has agreed to support Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists (MES) to assist with the pre-certification stage of the GWEPs in Chad. Through this agreement, these MES will help the GWEPs to implement GWEP standard operating procedures for 1) assessment of levels of awareness about the cash reward for reporting Guinea worm infections and 2) for assessment of the IDSR performance in response to the investigation, management, and reporting of rumors of GW infections. The MESs will work under the supervision of The Carter Center’s Country Representatives (CRs), and overall supervision of the National Coordinator, national GWEP coordinator/director. In fulfilling the scope of the position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Supervision – Technical

Assist with the planning, development, and execution of GWEP activities related to monitoring and evaluating cash reward awareness levels and IDSR system performance in surveillance level II and III areas:

a. Assist the GWEP secretariat, as warranted, and participate in the monthly inter-sectoral GW Task Force Group meetings to report on the status of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities during review of the status of the GWEP, including development of action steps to address issues concerning program implementation;

b. promote at district, region, and national levels the need to assist the GWEP to interrupt transmission of GW and disseminate campaign messages to increase awareness about the cash rewards for detection of human and animal infections; and

c. disseminate messages to increase awareness about the cash rewards for detection of human and animal infections; and

d. monitor the performance of the national surveillance system in responding to and reporting about investigations of rumors of possible GW infections.

Supervise designated GWEP field supervisors and/or M&E teams:

a. serve as the direct technical contact, supervisor, and advisor to field supervisors; and

b. validate adherence to GWEP technical guidelines and protocols (standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Assist the GWEP data manager to develop and maintain database for cash reward awareness data and performance of the district IDSR system in responding to rumors. Interact with district and regional Ministry of Health staff in their supervisory and technical support roles to improve data collection and reporting, including accuracy, internal consistency, completeness and timeliness, and brief relevant health officials monthly.

Supervision – Support Services

Apprise the National Coordinator, GWEP and CR-TCC of any issues related to the following:

a. Safety and Security;

b. Current status of cash reward awareness levels;

c. Challenges encountered/actions taken;

d. Field supervisor job performance; and

e. Status of program service delivery to endemic and/or formerly endemic communities.

Formulate incisive, solution-oriented reports to the National GWEP Coordinator/Director, and CR-TCC as follow:

a. Weekly, verbal updates to the CR-TCC

b. Monthly, written 2-3 page report due the 10th of the following month to the national coordinator/director with copies to the Country Representative, The Carter Center Director and Senior Associate Director GWEP detailing current status of cash reward awareness, summary of activities and actions taken, challenges, and recommendations. Report must include a monthly calendar activity.

c. Prepare an end-of-mission report for review and approval by national coordinator/director, The Carter Center Country Representative, GWEP Director, and Senior Associate Director, the Vice-President Health Programs, , Senior Director of the Office of International Program Support, The Carter Center. .

Training, as warranted

With the National Coordinator, GWEP and CR-TCC, develop curriculum for, and train, field supervisors to ensure compliance with GWEP rumor reporting, investigation and documentation guidelines.

Train district and region surveillance officers and designated GWEP field supervisors in the implementation of surveillance, health education and awareness activities designed to detect and contain cases of GWD. Focus attention towards increasing reward awareness levels to 80% or higher.

Other Performance Expectations

Work with awareness of that the role of The Carter Center is to provide technical and financial assistance to the national GWEP, that countries are sovereign, that Carter Center staff must work in support of the national eradication effort and in close and harmonious collaboration with the National GWEP Coordinator/Director and program staff.

Represent the Carter Center with integrity, professionalism, and respect of persons, culture and traditions, and always aware that TCC is an organization founded and led by a former President of the USA, and that the high level of credibility and respect The Carter Center has earned in these countries must not be compromised.

Other duties as assigned.

Other requirements are:

• At least 2 years of public health experience with community-based programs, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred

• Demonstrated experience with the preparation of technical reports, budgets, plans of action, and management of inventories.

• Demonstrated ability to build team work.

• Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions, and to become technically effective with minimal level of attention from supervisors.

• Sound personal and professional conduct, and respect for the work of The Carter Center and of the Chad Ministry of Health.

• MES are assigned to remote areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas.

• Fluent in written and spoken French and English

How to apply:

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to guineaworm.recruitment@cartercenter.org. Subject line ought to include: Application Chad MES Position. All documents ought to be in Microsoft word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan: Resident Advisor, Kazakhstan Field Epidemiology Training Program

Organization: RTI International
Country: Kazakhstan
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 5,000 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions.

RTI is seeking an FETP Resident Advisor to develop a cadre of Ministry of Health (MOH) Field Epidemiologists to strengthening surveillance and outbreak response throughout Kazakhstan. The FETP Resident Advisor will train and mentor MOH staff to improve disease surveillance, detection, response to outbreaks by providing classroom training in applied epidemiology and lead applied activities and field investigations.

Task Requirements:

· Serve as technical advisor for the development and implementation of an overall integrated field epidemiology training program to build evidence-based public health systems in coordination with other partners and MOH officials

· Work with technical staff at CDC, the Ministry of Health and other partners in country to develop and implement a training plan for field epidemiology for public health professional at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels as appropriate.

· Travel to the field (local sites within country) to conduct trainings and assist with participants’ investigations and field work.

· Travel to CDC Atlanta to attend the FETP annual strategic planning and the Epidemic Intelligence Service conference.

· Travel to CDC Atlanta or other location, as appropriate, to attend required trainings, meetings, conferences, etc., (such as regional or global scientific conferences)

· Liaise with Ministry of Health to identify participants for the field epidemiology trainings.

· Work with MOH to convene a Steering Committee to oversee program implementation and management.

· Coordinate with CDC and identified partners to ensure logistical support for the didactic and field trainings of selected participants is in place.

· Conduct the planned field epidemiology trainings together with Ministry of Health, CDC, and identified partners.

· Mentor participants of the FETP programs.

· Orientate MOH supervisors and mentors of the FETP programs participants about the expectations for their roles in relation to the FETP.

· Guide participants in preparing their presentations for dissemination of their findings and recommendations.

· Assist trainees to develop adequate and timely field investigations in response to acute public health problems such as epidemic outbreaks, clusters of disease cases, and case investigations.

· Advise MOH in the identification and acquisition of opportunities for participant projects, and sources of funding that help secure annual budgets for the adequate development of an institutionalized FETP.

· Assist mentors and participants in the FETP-Intermediate program with the design and implementation of applied epidemiological research projects.

· Assist with the selection and training of graduates as mentors for future participants.

· Coordinate the organization and facilitation of stakeholder and dissemination meetings in country.

· Participate in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation and response activities of the Ministry of Health together with graduates and participants.

· Work with MOH and other training institutions to integrate basic and intermediate field epidemiology curriculum into an in-service program for MOH staff.

· Provide technical assistance to the MOH.

· Liaison between CDC, the MOH, and partners to coordinate GHS activities in the country.

· Participate in periodic Steering Committee meetings to guide program implementation and activities

· Participate in periodic (monthly or as otherwise agreed upon) calls with country support staff in headquarters (CDC-Atlanta)

Required Qualifications:

· Masters or Doctoral-level professional degree in academic fields related to health or allied sciences in human or veterinary medicine, or zoonotic biology.

· Graduate from a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and 2+ years of experience in a Field Epidemiology Training Program.

· 5+ years of experience working in the field as a practicing epidemiologist and preparing and facilitating trainings for in-service public health workforce development initiatives.

· Knowledge of WHO standards and policies such as the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response strategy (IDSR) and International Health Regulations.

· Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functionality of surveillance systems at national, sub national, local and community levels of the health systems in Kazakhstan.

· Experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels in Kazakhstan.

· Fluency in Russian language.

· 2 years of experience working in the field as a practicing epidemiologist.

· 3+ years of experience preparing and facilitating trainings for in-service public health workforce development initiatives, like the Field Epidemiology Training Program.

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org with Kazakhstan: Resident Advisor, FETP in the subject line.

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Switzerland: Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Apr 2018

The Mediation Support and Policy Team (MESU) provides operational support to more than 40 HD projects, and leads strategy, evaluation and learning across the organization. This includes supporting HD mediation efforts with access to analysis and expertise, facilitating peer reviews and peer-to-peer learning, as well as engaging with the wider mediation community on both policy and practice.

Under the MESU team, the Strategy, Evaluation and Learning Officer will:

  1. Provide operational support to HD’s project teams on process design and planning;

  2. Design, organise and facilitate project reviews, critical reflections, red-team processes and evaluations;

  3. Support the management of HD’s monitoring and evaluation, strategy, and project lifecycle frameworks;

  4. Contribute to the design and delivery of HD learning workshops and peer-to-peer learning platforms;

  5. Provide occasional executive support to HD senior management and the Executive Director;

  6. Provide support to diverse HD institutional networks and partnerships;

  7. Review and provide high-quality input to project proposals and reports;

  8. Draft and edit reports to senior management and briefing papers for operational teams;

  9. Contribute to the work of the Mediation Support and Policy team, including administrative, budgetary and logistics management.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in a discipline such as political science, law or international relations;

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience, including field experience related to peace processes;

  • Highly developed facilitation skills to promote critical thinking and divergent analyses;

  • Mastery of the English language;

  • Proficiency in French would be an asset;

  • Strong writing and analytical skills;

  • Strong organisational skills, capacity to work autonomously and deliver timely results;

  • Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate effectively across cultures.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 2 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org. Both CV and cover letter should be in one pdf document with your full name in the title.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 2 April 2018 to hrmanager@hdcentre.org. Both CV and cover letter should be in one pdf document with your full name in the title.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.

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Kenya: Research Fellow – ACTS

Organization: African Centre for Technology Studies
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

ACTS is currently recruiting for the position of Research Fellow under the Climate Resilient Economy (CRE) Programme. The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa.

The candidate will be joining a team and global network of excellent / award winning researchers in the area of science, technology and innovation policies. ACTS was in 2016 rated among the top three global think tanks in Climate Change, and number one in Africa.

Overall role

To provide technical support and project management services to the Knowledge systems project

Specific Responsibilities

Under the supervision on the Climate Change Program Head, the Fellow will support the implementation of two projects

Support the implementation of the understanding knowledge system project in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

  • Undertake literature review and develop background paper(s) on the policy context of knowledge system in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • Support the design of fieldwork processes and tools for studying knowledge systems in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • Support the Coordination engagements with the country contacts points under the knowledge system project and ensure timely delivery of expected country outputs
  • Produce and synthesise field reports from Kenya Rwanda and Tanzania and produce blogs and news pieces from the empirical date.
  • Design and write high quality technical report and papers – drawing from empirical data, policy information and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Support the design of the consultative and dissemination workshops and roundtables with policy makers and other stakeholders to disseminate project outputs and outcomes
  • Provide updated information for the project website

Support the implementation of the Climate Relevant Innovation System Builders Project.

  • Assess on-going status of GCF proposal development in East Africa – including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Support the process of nominating technocrats from governments across East Africa who are working on GCF activities to receive GCF proposal development fellowships
  • Support the training and capacity building of fellows towards the development of GCF proposals.
  • Design and write high quality policy brief from highlighting lessons learnt from the fellowships and options for carrying such lessons forward.
  • Undertake other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc in Innovation Studies, knowledge management’ Agricultural systems, Development studies relevant social science. PhD in related field will be an added advantage
  • 3-5 years experience in relevant research.
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of additional UN language(s) preferably French is an added advantage

Key competences

Should demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to Multi-task across research and corporate function
  • Stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

How to apply:

Send us your application including a motivation letter, an updated CV and three references to the Human Resource Manager, ACTS at info@acts-net.org

Please indicate the title of the position “Research Fellow” on the subject of your application email

Application deadline: 30th March 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Turkey: Membership Officer

Organization: Karam Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

JOB BRIEF: The Membership Officer is often the first point of contact for Karam House. Duties include offering administrative support across the organization. S/he will welcome guests and greet people who visit Karam House and assist students in their understanding of Karam House and registration of workshops. S/he will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls. S/he should have a pleasant personality, as this is also a customer service role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and maintain the student, membership and visitor databases at Karam House
  • Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures)
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges)
  • Update calendars and schedule meetings
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing
  • Log attendance of visitors, members, and staff
  • Analyzed trends in attendance
  • Provided data entry support and accuracy of database records
  • Assemble membership packages
  • Assist students in workshop registration
  • Schedule and perform site tours
  • Maintain the organization’s data filing system
  • Assist the Social Media Coordinator with communications with members and greater community
  • Attending professional development training as needed
  • Provide weekly reports to Site Manager
  • Provide monthly reports to Site Manager & Director of Programs
  • Regular reporting to the KH Team Leader
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the KH Team Leader or Site Manager

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education Requirements: High school degree; additional certification in Office Management is a plus
  • Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Drive
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. scanners and printers)
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Customer service attitude

REPORTS TO: Site Manager + Team Leader
LOCATION: Reyhanli , Turkey
Contract length: 1 year– extendable

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week.
SALARY: salary defined by the Karam Foundation salary grid and educational level*

To learn more about Karam House visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KaramHouse.Rey

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you have any trouble uploading the CV in the form, please email CV to hr.turkey@karamfoundation.org with “Reyhanli Membership Officer” in the subject line.

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Turkey: FINANCE COORDINATOR – ISTANBUL

Organization: Karam Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

AS FINANCE COORDINATOR, YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION BY MANAGING KARAM FOUNDATION’S TURKEY PROGRAM FINANCES.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree or college diploma in Accounting or Finance

  • 3-5 years of experience of working in finance department with a NGO

  • Experience in assessment and monitoring of partners

  • Knowledge of finance and operational controls in regards to cash management

  • A desire to learn and work in a challenging but rewarding environment

  • Ability to work under pressure alone and as part of a team

  • A strong sense of integrity

  • Attention to detail

  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel

  • Good Turkish & Arabic language skills required

  • English skills highly preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1 – Accounting Management

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entries in accounting software
  • Manage secure money transfers, cash-supply and amounts in circulation
  • Managing the cash flow to ensure timely and secure transfer of funds to meet program needs
  • Compile monthly cash requests from budget holders for various departments of the Reyhanli & Istanbul offices
  • Ensure preparation of monthly reconciliations and regular cash counts
  • Support proper and timely allocation of expenses during month and closing at the end of each month.
  • Ensure that proper funding and costs plan is maintained for Reyhanli & Istanbul offices, accurate budget codes are maintained, and funding gaps are periodically calculated and shared with the management.

2 – Project Financial Cycle Management

  • Develop project budgets and reports while ensuring the financial feasibility of projects, respect of donors’ rules and deadlines
  • Provide relevant input into budget during project development phase
  • Propose sufficient support budgets
  • Manage project payments and financial project close-out

3 – Control & Supervision:

  • Support Director of Finance in implementing proper internal controls to safeguard the organization assets and proper use of funds.
  • Ensure that Karam Foundation’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld
  • Before commitment / payment of any expenditure, check authorization levels, budget availability, budget line on which the expense is to be allocated to, ensuring full compliance

4 – Internal Reporting

  • Support monthly financial closing and ensures accuracy of reports
  • Ensure proper tracking and analysis of debtors and creditors (staff advances, prepayments, accruals and other liabilities), reconcile and prepare/post corrective and adjusting journal entries.
  • Review and ensures accuracy of balance sheet items and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Balance Sheet schedules with supporting schedules
  • Analyze and report monthly running costs

5 – Other

  • Provide support as required to the Director of Finance and finance team in monthly and yearly closings.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure relevant documents are available and recorded in accounts books in time with all the supporting documents.
  • Facilitate Director of Finance in preparation for all internal and external audits.
  • Perform any other duties and tasks, which are commensurate with the responsibilities and level of the post.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

  • Reports to: Director of Finance

  • Contract length: 1 year– extendable

LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

SALARY: salary defined by the Karam Foundation salary grid and educational level**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you have any trouble uploading the CV in the form, please email CV to hr.turkey@karamfoundation.org with “Istanbul Finance Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Turkey: Logistics Coordinator

Organization: Karam Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

JOB BRIEF: The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that Karam House is properly equipped, maintained, and in high quality condition. This includes procurement, providing logistical support, and overseeing security and custodial staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help develop and strengthen current Karam Foundation logistic and procurement operations
  • Lead on procurement of all program items and services.
  • Obtain needed materials with particular attention to cost control, quality and timely delivery
  • Coordinate the logistical arrangements for the international mentors, including travels, accommodations, and procurement of supplies
  • Monitor and maintain the upkeep of the facility and vehicles
  • Keep consistent detailed records of logistical aspects of the program
  • Supervise, coach and train logistics officers
  • Control inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
  • Manage Karam Foundation asset management system and ensure record keeping is up to date
  • Manage organizational vendor list for materials and services
  • Prepare weekly written reports
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Site Manager Education

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Good English and Turkish Language Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team member
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Good organizational skills
  • Holds a driver’s license
  • Competence in Google Drive (documents, spreadsheets)

REPORTS TO: Site Manager
LOCATION: Istanbul , Turkey
HOURS: 40 hours per week

Contract length: 1 year– extendable

SALARY: salary defined by the Karam Foundation salary grid and educational level**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you have any trouble uploading the CV in the form, please email CV to hr.turkey@karamfoundation.org with “Istanbul Logistics Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Pakistan: Mitigation Instruments Research Officer

Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

Terms of Reference for Framework of Support (Mitigation Instruments Research Officer)

Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a nonprofit policy research institute promoting sustainable development across the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1998, IGES is headquartered in Hayama, Japan and has branch offices and desks in Bangkok, Beijing, Kansai, Kitakyushu, New Delhi, and Tokyo.

Since the year 2015, IGES has partnered with UN Climate Change to establish the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.

IGES, on behalf of UN Climate Change and the regional Collaboration Centre, Bangkok (RCC Bangkok), seeks to hire a junior national consultant to carry out activities related to the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA) initiative, in Pakistan as described in the ‘Objectives and Details of Project’ section below.

Background

Carbon pricing is a straightforward approach for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it puts a price signal on carbon, creating an incentive for cutting emissions and investing into more climate friendly solutions.

The Paris Agreement, which has already been ratified by 176 Parties (as of 29 January 2018), among which Pakistan, explicitly recognizes the important role of carbon pricing (decision CP21/1 para. 136).

Recognising the growing number of Parties to the Paris Agreement that are considering carbon pricing instruments as an approach for implementing their climate action and the related need for support, the CIACA initiative was announced during the COP22 in Marrakech. The initiative’s objective is to support Parties in the development of carbon pricing approaches for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and foster cooperative climate action with other jurisdictions

The initiative is operationalized regionally through the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs).

Details of position

The Research Officer (RO) will work under the Director General for Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan. He will assist in the implementation of the initiative “Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action” (CI-ACA). The initiative supports Pakistan in relation to the consideration and development of economic instruments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development at the national level, while exploring options for cooperative climate action under the international climate regime.

The RO is expected to provide practical and conceptual support to the consideration and development of domestic mitigation instruments and support the Ministry on all matters related to international cooperative climate action under the evolving international climate regime and in particular Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. In his capacity, the RO is expected to conduct research activities, liaise with a broad range of entities involved, develop reports and recommendation to the project steering group and report to the ministry and the project board.

In the frame of his activity, the RO is expected to develop key expert on the topic of carbon pricing, mitigation instrument and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement for cooperative climate action.

The RO will be responsible for leading or contributing to the following tasks:

· Support with the identification and review of main types of approaches implemented to set a price on signal on greenhouse gases emissions at the conceptual and practical level, in particular by analyzing current status and development at the international level;

· Map the landscape of existing or planned policies and initiatives at the national level with relevance to carbon pricing, especially regarding (i) social, economic and fiscal policies as well as (ii) climate and energy related policies and initiatives;

· Support and organise the identification and gathering of information of energy use and greenhouse gases emissions for the main emitting sectors and facilities at the domestic level;

· Analyse qualitatively and if required quantitatively the potential impact of various carbon pricing which could be considered in Pakistan considering their strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, including specifically in the national context, and prepare recommendations on how to address possible threats and weaknesses;

· Preparing reports assessing the merits of different instruments;

· Developing roadmaps for the further consideration and elaboration of instrument at the national level;

· Assist the Ministry and serve as focal point on all matters related to the implementation and as needed the further elaboration of the Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement with regard to mitigation action;

· Assist, as needed, in the preparation of conceptual notes for the Ministry on topics related to climate action in the frame of the Paris Agreement, especially regarding the development, implementation and use of instruments of cooperative climate action and on topics related to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement;

· Liaise as needed with representatives of sectors, civil society, Government Officials from other agencies, other Government branches as well as donors and coordinators involved in the CI-ACA initiative and act as focal person for the consideration and development of carbon pricing instruments at the domestic level and in the international context;

· Seek feedback and manage interactions with key national actors to be consulted

· Support as required the development of a continuous Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System for entities and sectors to which a system of carbon pricing may apply;

· Assist with all administrative and logistical arrangements for meetings, workshops and conferences;

· Coordinate with UNFCCC/ RCC and study team to ensure improved coordination for timely completion of assigned tasks;

· Prepare reports to update on progress of work

· To perform any other duties as required by the NPD for achieving the above objectives.

Qualification/Experience

· Master degree preferably in a related field (Environment, Economics, Public Policy International Relations or Public Administration))

· Excellent research, conceptual and analytic skills

· Good data compiling and analysis skills

· Excellent writing skills;

· Fast learner with good problem-solving skills and result oriented approach;

· Computing skills, particularly in handling accounting software

· Good understanding of climate change mitigation

· Familiarity with climate change and energy related programmes and policies in Pakistan

  • Language skills: Proficiency in written and spoken English and Urdu (or another local language) is essential.

· Familiarity with the following topics would be desired: economic instruments for climate change mitigation (in particular carbon taxes, emission trading systems, climate funds, climate finance, CDM), accounting of greenhouse gases emissions, Paris Agreement and the international climate regime, developments in the field of international climate action.

Expected date for start of work

The work will start in March 2018.

Duration

The post is purely on contract basis for a period of eight months.

Duty Station

The duty station of the consultant shall be the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan.

Remuneration

A competitive monthly remuneration will be provided.

How to apply:

Candidates, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, please send an up to date CV and cover letter to Ms. Ariel Yu (yu@iges.or.jp) and copy regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp.

Please indicate “Mitigation Instruments Research Officer” in your email subject.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be invited for an interview via teleconference.

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Sierra Leone: Director of Administration and Finance – Sierra Leone

Organization: ICAP
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Country Director and the Chief Financial Officer at ICAP Headquarters, the Director of Administration and Finance will oversee all finance and administration functions of ICAP in-country, including budget development and tracking, financial management and reporting, subcontracts, procurement, human resources and office management. Builds and supervises a strong administration and finance team.

This position is grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, manage and regularly review ICAP Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure efficiency and compliance to Columbia University/funder rules and host country regulations; serve as the primary custodian of all financial transactions; establish and manage financial systems to ensure transparency, accountability and accuracy of all financial data; establish and maintain financial procedures, ensuring adequate segregation of duties are maintained
  • Develop and monitor budgets across multiple grants, in accordance with pre-established ICAP, Columbia University and donor guidelines; prepare forecasts of programmatic and operational costs, ensuring the availability of funds to meet financial needs; ensure that advances are reconciled in accordance with procedures and required deadlines
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with vendors, ensuring that all payments are made timely and that products and services are delivered in accordance with established standards; ensure that ICAP meets donor financial and administrative requirements, and apply fiscal controls and compliance procedures
  • Conduct periodic pipeline and burn rate analyses, audits of actual expenses and budget-to-actual comparisons; present relevant reports to internal and external audiences to facilitate financial and programmatic planning and monitoring
  • Perform periodic training for staff and partners in financial systems and policies
  • Serve as lead liaison to ICAP headquarters in New York, to ensure that all administrative and financial obligations of the program are routinely met; serve as lead liaison with national tax authorities to ensure that ICAP in-country adheres to taxation requirements and receives taxation relief
  • Establish/maintain banking relationships, ensuring transactions are processed timely, accurately, and adequate balances are maintained; ensure timely financial reporting
  • Supervise sub agreement development and management process, including negotiation of contracts, development of budgets and provision of technical assistance to sub grantees, in close coordination with the ICAP-New York sub award team, to ensure effective management of funds and financial reporting
  • Oversee procurement of office and program-related equipment and supplies, ensuring adherence to all donor, ICAPStandard Operating Procedures (SOP), Columbia University and local Sierra Leone laws and regulations; maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment, taking special care to ensure that all items are adequately documented and costs are appropriately chronicled; ensure that bid analysis is done and filed as part of the supporting documents for all purchases
  • Ensure effective and smooth office operations, including security and transportation management of a fleet of vehicles; review the logs of vehicles maintenance; review the property log at least once a quarter; ensure that insurance policies are updated when new items are bought
  • Oversee the monthly payroll preparation and submission to the Country Director for review and approval. Ensure that final submission is made to the global payroll vendor for processing and payment. Serve as lead liaison to all audit inquires including but not limited to CU Internal Audit, ICAP and CUMC Internal Controls and Compliance Office, and host country authorities, to ensure that all requests are fulfilled completely and timely, develop corrective actions and management responses to issues and findings, and conduct routine assessments to ensure corrective actions implemented are adhered
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field required; Master’s degree preferred

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with at 7+ years of work experience at an international NGO
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting financial data
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques required; experience with accounting software, such as QuickBooks, is a plus
  • Experience working with international donors required; experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations strongly preferred
  • Strong supervisory and management skills and demonstrated experience in the supervision of finance and administrative staff
  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision, reliably establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in Word and PowerPoint to develop presentations and Excel to develop moderately complex spreadsheets
  • French fluency and English proficiency required

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent travel to field sites, and possible international travel, is required

How to apply:

Applicants can send their CVs and cover letters to icap-jobs@columbia.edu.

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Sierra Leone: Program Specialist – Sierra Leone

Organization: ICAP
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the ICAP Country Director in Sierra Leone and secondarily to the ICAP Deputy Director in the New York Implementation Unit, the Program Specialist provides project management and operational support to the ICAP Sierra Leone country office in support of donor funded program activities. The Program Specialist works with senior staff to ensure compliance with donor/sponsor requirements and to facilitate communication with donors/sponsors and ICAP New York (NY) staff. S/he assists ICAP Sierra Leone senior staff in the management of country office operations, including support for general financial and operational management, as well as with program planning and documentation of program achievements and reporting. S/he coordinates the interaction between the ICAP NY staff and in-country counterparts; ensures that in-country program/technical and financial/administrative staff have information required to facilitate both project-related decision-making and ICAP’s ability to meet donor/sponsor requirements and expectations. The Program Specialist supports in-country staff to develop programmatic and financial reports that are of high quality and are prepared in a manner that meets donor/sponsor requirements.

This position is grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • In collaboration with ICAP Sierra Leone leadership, supports and contributes to strategic planning and work plan development and monitoring
  • Supports the development and implementation of management systems for country projects to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals and targets, including planning and monitoring program implementation and program budgets/expenditures
  • Works closely with country staff and ICAP NY teams in the development of award budgets and budget justifications, including budget modifications
  • Coordinates in country teams in the development and submission of required grant-related actions, including requests for prior approval for procurement of equipment, consultants and sub agreements to ensure they meet donor and ICAP/CU requirements
  • Coordinates in country teams in the development and writing of project reports, and ensures that all donor reports and project write-ups, including but not limited to annual reports, success stories and program briefs, are data driven and articulate a compelling story
  • Facilitates the management of sub-agreements with relevant country staff and NY Sub-award Managers
  • Facilitates communication between NY or Regional -based ICAP leadership and counterparts in country programs via regular phone conferences and/or face-to-face meetings. Maintains regular communications with NY via e-mail and/or telephone to identify and discuss program issues, challenges, and solutions to the implementation of program activities
  • Facilitates information flow between technical/program and finance/administrative staff in-country to ensure country operations support program and donor requirements, and are in compliance with ICAP standard operating procedures
  • Acts as a secondary point of contact for communications with CDC, HRSA and other donors, participates in meetings with CDC and HRSA
  • Supports new business development by assisting in the development of proposals in response to notifications of funding opportunities (NOFOs)
  • Supports and coordinates training programs for in-country ICAP staff on Columbia University’s Policies and Procedures, ICAP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the USG/other donor- related rules and regulations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related discipline

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience working in public health program development, implementation and monitoring of international health programs, preferably in program areas directly related to health systems strengthening, HIV, malaria or tuberculosis programs. Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa strongly preferred.
  • Direct experience in budgeting, financial management, operations and logistics associated with donor/sponsor-supported international public health programs.
  • Specific experience working with U.S. government (USG)-funded public health programs supported through grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts (e.g., CDC, USAID) and working knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral/written communications, including but not limited to: report writing, professional presentations, and project proposals.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with demonstrated experience operating in highly complex business environments
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team-based environment, in exercising independent judgment and decision making and working with minimum supervision and direction within broad established guidelines.
  • Competency and demonstrated experience in public speaking in order to present information to audiences of all sizes representing varied levels of technical expertise.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior supervisory and/or management experience within an international assistance organization
  • Experience working on the implementation and evaluation of public health programs in sub Saharan Africa

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires two to four trips annually to ICAP NY headquarters with each trip lasting seven (7) to fourteen (14) days
  • Requires periodic travel within Sierra Leone, with some trips requiring overnight stays.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to icap-jobs-sierraleone@columbia.edu with “Program Specialist” in the subject line.

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Pakistan: Consultancy – Junior National Consultant

Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

Terms of Reference for Framework of Support (Consultancy – Junior National Consultant)

Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a nonprofit policy research institute promoting sustainable development across the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1998, IGES is headquartered in Hayama, Japan and has branch offices and desks in Bangkok, Beijing, Kansai, Kitakyushu, New Delhi, and Tokyo.

Since the year 2015, IGES has partnered with UN Climate Change to establish the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.

IGES, on behalf of UN Climate Change and the regional Collaboration Centre, Bangkok (RCC Bangkok), seeks to hire a junior national consultant to carry out activities related to the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA) initiative, in Pakistan as described in the ‘Objectives and Details of Project’ section below.

Background

Carbon pricing is a straightforward approach for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it puts a price signal on carbon, creating an incentive for cutting emissions and investing into more climate friendly solutions.

The Paris Agreement, which has already been ratified by 176 Parties (as of 29 January 2018), among which Pakistan, explicitly recognizes the important role of carbon pricing (decision CP21/1 para. 136).

Recognising the growing number of Parties to the Paris Agreement that are considering carbon pricing instruments as an approach for implementing their climate action and the related need for support, the CIACA initiative was announced during the COP22 in Marrakech. The initiative’s objective is to support Parties in the development of carbon pricing approaches for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and foster cooperative climate action with other jurisdictions

The initiative is operationalized regionally through the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs).

Purpose of the Assignment

Carbon pricing instruments can help guide economies towards a sustainable low carbon future and, therefore, support the achievement of NDC targets. However, such economic instruments for climate action do not exist in isolation, but are part of a much wider context which includes among others the international climate regime, domestic climate action and policies, and other national circumstances.

Recognizing that an effective carbon pricing instrument should be rooted in the national context, be aligned with national priorities, and take into account the views of key national stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan has expressed interest in launching of a study, supported by the CI-ACA in initiative, on the design of carbon pricing instruments for the country.

Since many possible designs for carbon pricing instruments are possible, the purpose of this assignment is to determine which approach would be the most appropriate and beneficial for Pakistan.

Role and structure

In this context, through RCC Bangkok the CI-ACA initiative of UN Climate Change is seeking a consultant (junior) for supporting the designing, launching, and execution of this study.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Consultant, the consultant (junior) will work with other members of the team in Pakistan and with the Ministry of Climate Change to support the design, launch, and execution of the above-mentioned study at the national level.

The junior consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

· Provide backstopping support as well as technical support to the team, including data collection, data analysis, desk research, drafting and editing project documents;

· Track data and trends on global and regional market based instruments;

· Draft summaries and conduct research as it relates to the topics of the study;

· Develop, plan, and execute in-country data gathering initiatives and events ;

· Support the development and formulation of the study in the capacity of both a research and technical resource.

· Local coordination for meeting/ consultation/ stakeholder engagement and holding/ organizing events (meetings, dialogues, workshops as required).

· Regular coordination with Ministry of Climate Change and UNFCCC Regional Collaborative Centre for update of progress and support in conduction of activity

The junior consultant will be placed in Pakistan with the Ministry of Climate Change.

The junior consultant will be part of a small team working on this study, the team will be supervised by a Ministry of Climate Change in Pakistan. The team will be guided by representatives of the CI-ACA initiative and UN Climate Change staff at RCC Bangkok.

The consultant will be contracted by RCC Bangkok partner IGES.

Objectives and Details of Project

Specifically, the objective of the project and the study is to support the Ministry of Climate Change of Pakistan in considering and drafting a proposed instrument (or set of tools) that provide a price signal on carbon emissions – in order to contribute to the achievement of the NDC of the country at the domestic level, considering the national context and priorities, while enabling potential cooperative mitigation action under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

The project will culminate in a study which will compare the merits of the different approaches, taking into account the needs and specific priorities of the country with regard to potential carbon pricing instruments – including potential for the use of these instruments with recommendations on required capacity-building and policy development.

The study will incorporate the feedback of key public and private stakeholders at the federal and provincial levels.

It is expected that the described study is developed in close collaboration with the Federal Government of Pakistan and interested parties.

Expected date for start of work

The work will start in March 2018.

Duration

The work will initially be of a 6-month duration. The consultant will be allocated 90 working days.

Duty Station

The duty station of the consultant shall be the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan. Travel and subsistence allowance will be provided at prevailing UN Climate Change rates for any project related travel the consultant may need to undertake during the course of the consultancy.

Implementation and Reporting

Staff of the UNFCCC secretariat, especially those at the Regional Collaboration Centre Bangkok will provide support and act as reviewers. The Federal Government of Pakistan will also review and validate stages of the study of sub-packages of work.

The assignment shall be implemented based on a mutually agreed timeline. All deliverables shall be submitted to the CI-ACA project with a copy to the responsible Regional Collaboration Center and the country focal person/s.

Qualifications and Competencies

● Advanced educational qualifications in a relevant field (environmental economics, public policy, public administration) in combination with relevance of experience

● 2 years of professional experience in climate change mitigation; some concrete experience in designing and/or analyzing domestic carbon pricing and carbon market schemes such as carbon tax, emission trading systems and carbon funds is desirable.

● Familiarity with the following subtopics related to carbon pricing is desirable: scope and coverage, oversight and institutional arrangements, flexibility provision, setting of cap/price, allocation or management of price impact.

● Knowledge of latest national, regional, and international developments in the field of carbon pricing.

● Experience working with government and non-government stakeholders.

● Previous working experience in Pakistan strongly desired.

● Desired skills: Report writing, research and analysis, presentation, consulting and advisory.

● Language skills: Proficiency in written and spoken English and Urdu (or another local language) is essential.

● Technical Proposal and Timeline (1-10 points)

● Financial Proposal (1-10 points)

How to apply:

Candidates, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, please send the documents cited below to Ms. Ariel Yu (yu@iges.or.jp) and copy regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp. Please indicate “Junior consultant – carbon pricing” in your email subject.

This position is open for either entities or individual consultants to apply. In case of an application received from an entity, please submit the below listed documents for the Junior Expert as well as the documents listed in the ToR for the Senior expert under this project. Applications from entities received without complete documents for both experts will not be accepted.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be invited for an interview via teleconference.

Please include the following documents in your application:

● Up to date CV

● Cover Letter

● A technical proposal that will have a description of methodology for implementing the assignment and the tasks therein. Please include a list of key questions that, according to you, would need to be explored in the course of conducting the study.

● A financial proposal that will constitute a budget for the work described in this ToR, with a proposed payment schedule and indicating the daily rate;

Assessment criteria, based on desk review of submitted material:

● Listed Qualifications (1-10 points)

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Thailand: Consultancy – Senior Expert

Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

Terms of Reference for Framework of Support (Consultancy – Senior Expert) – Entity or Individual

Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a non-profit policy research institute promoting sustainable development across the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1998, IGES is headquartered in Hayama, Japan and has branch offices and desks in Bangkok, Beijing, Kansai, Kitakyushu, New Delhi, and Tokyo.

Since the year 2015, IGES has partnered with UN Climate Change to establish the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.

IGES, on behalf of UN Climate Change and the regional Collaboration Centre, Bangkok (RCC Bangkok), seeks to hire a consultant to carry out activities related to the ‘Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)’ initiative in Pakistan as described in the ‘Objectives and Details of Project’ section below.

Background

Carbon pricing is a straightforward approach for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it puts a price signal on carbon, creating an incentive for cutting emissions and investing into more climate friendly solutions.

The Paris Agreement, which has already been ratified by 176 Parties (as of 29 January 2018), among which Pakistan, explicitly recognizes the important role of carbon pricing (decision CP21/1 para. 136).

Recognising the growing number of Parties to the Paris Agreement that are considering carbon pricing instruments as an approach for implementing their climate action and the related need for support, the CIACA initiative was announced during the COP22 in Marrakech. The initiative’s objective is to support Parties in the development of carbon pricing approaches for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and foster cooperative climate action with other jurisdictions

The initiative is operationalized regionally through the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs).

Purpose of the Assignment

Carbon pricing instruments can help guide economies towards a sustainable low carbon future and, therefore, support the achievement of NDC targets. However, such economic instruments for climate action do not exist in isolation, but are part of a much wider context which includes among others the international climate regime, domestic climate action and policies, and other national circumstances.

Recognizing that an effective carbon pricing instrument should be rooted in the national context, be aligned with national priorities, and take into account the views of key national stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan has expressed interest in launching of a study, supported by the CI-ACA in initiative, on the design of carbon pricing instruments for the country.

Since many possible designs for carbon pricing instruments are possible, the purpose of this assignment is to determine which approach would be the most appropriate and beneficial for Pakistan.

Role and structure

In this context, through RCC Bangkok the CI-ACA initiative of UN Climate Change is seeking an expert in launching and execution of this study. The senior expert will be joined by a junior expert who will be placed in Pakistan with the Ministry of Climate Change to execute the study and gather data on the ground. The senior expert will be responsible for guiding the work of the junior expert, and ensuring the timely delivery of outputs as well as their quality. The Senior expert is in particular expected (i) to be responsible for ensuring the quality and timing of deliverables and (ii) to provide substantial input to analysis of instruments in the national context and regarding their amenability under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

The team conducting the study will be supervised by the Ministry of Climate Change in Pakistan. The team will work under the guidance of representatives of the CI-ACA initiative and UN Climate Change staff at RCC Bangkok.

The expert will be contracted by RCC Bangkok partner IGES and required to be located at RCC Bangkok and on site (Islamabad, Pakistan) as required. The assignment may also include, as required, missions to Pakistan.

Objectives and Details of Project

Specifically, the objective of the project and the study is to support the Ministry of Climate Change of Pakistan in considering and drafting a proposed instrument (or set of tools) that provide a price signal on carbon emissions – in order to contribute to the achievement of the NDC of the country at the domestic level, considering the national context and priorities, while enabling potential cooperative mitigation action under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

The project will culminate in a study which will compare the merits of the different approaches, taking into account the needs and specific priorities of the country with regard to potential carbon pricing instruments and issue recommendations in the following areas:

· Which type of instrument with specific design would be the most appropriate and beneficial in the context of Pakistan

· How the proposed instrument would in practice enable cooperative mitigation action under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Set of actions which would be required to introduce the instrument in practice, considering in particular potential needs for capacity-building, awareness raising, policy development and institutional arrangements.

The study will incorporate the feedback of key public and private stakeholders at the federal and provincial levels, and therefore the consultant will additionally be responsible for convening of relevant meetings and roundtables in the country.

The study is expected to be between 70 and 100 pages and is to be written in English.

The study must address and incorporate the following topics, among others:

● Background on carbon pricing

○ Presentation of main existing types of approaches

○ Experiences to date, lessons learned and current developments in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally

● Analysis of the National Context

○ Identify key stakeholders and gather their views

○ Mapping of key national social, economic and fiscal and strategic objectives to be taken into account

○ Mapping of national climate and energy objectives and priorities to be taken into account

○ Mapping the landscape of relevant existing or planned policies and initiatives and institutions

■ For achieving social, economic and fiscal and strategic objectives

■ For achieving climate and energy objectives

○ Identify key sectors that emit GHGs (with regard to direct and indirect emissions), as well as measures with high GHG mitigation potential

○ Identification of strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for introducing carbon pricing and how threats and weaknesses could be addressed

○ Description of the national institutional architecture and decision-making process

● Identification and evaluation of carbon pricing options

○ Identification of options

○ Analysis of options and their merit, including the potential for interaction with other policies and instruments at national and international levels.

○ Options for international cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

■ Identification of requirements regarding principles as well as rules under development for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

■ Identification of approaches for concrete implementation

○ Recommendations with regard to the approach to be selected and details of design

○ Identification of actions needed for implementation and tentative roadmap for next steps

It is expected that the described study is developed in close collaboration with the Federal Government of Pakistan and interested parties.

Expected date for start of work

The work will start in March 2018.

Duration

The work will initially be of a 6-month duration. The international consultant will be allocated 60 working days.

Duty Station

The duty station of the expert shall be their regular place of work, the Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad, or UN Climate Change’s Regional Collaboration in Bangkok. The consultant will be required to undertake missions to Pakistan and may be required to work in the offices of the local entity designated as national focal point for this project for extended periods of time (1 to 4 weeks). In addition, the consultant may be required to travel in the region or internationally for one or two missions in order to present interim or final results, as required. Travel and subsistence allowance will be provided at prevailing rates.

Implementation and Reporting

Staff of the UN Climate Change secretariat, especially those at the Regional Collaboration Centre Bangkok will provide support and act as reviewers. The Federal Government of Pakistan will also review and validate stages of the study of sub-packages of work.

The assignment shall be implemented based on a mutually agreed timeline. All deliverables shall be submitted to the CI-ACA project with a copy to the responsible Regional Collaboration Centre and the country focal person/s.

Qualifications and Competencies

● Advanced educational qualifications in a relevant field (environmental economics, public policy, or any relevant discipline) along with relevance of experience,)

● At least 6 years of professional experience in climate change, particularly at institutional and policy level; including 2 years of concrete experience in designing and/or analysing domestic carbon pricing and carbon market schemes such as carbon tax, emission trading systems and carbon funds.

● Familiarity with the following subtopics related to carbon pricing is desirable: scope and coverage, oversight and institutional arrangements, flexibility provision, setting of cap/price, allocation or management of price impact, linking and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

● Strong technical expertise in market and pricing mechanisms.

● Knowledge of international developments in the field of carbon pricing.

● Experience in climate policy, including working with government and non-government stakeholders

● Demonstrated knowledge of latest developments in the field of carbon pricing.

● Experience working with and managing multicultural teams.

● Working experience in the region, and preferred experience of working in Asian counties (preferably Pakistan)

● Desired skills: Report writing, research and analysis, presentation, consulting and advisory.

● Language skills: Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Proficiency in spoken Urdu or another local language is highly desirable.

How to apply:

Candidates, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, please send the documents cited below to Ms. Ariel Yu (yu@iges.or.jp) and copy regionalcentre-HR@iges.or.jp. Please indicate “Senior expert – carbon pricing” in your email subject.

This position is open for either entities or individual consultants to apply. In case of an application received from an entity, please submit the below listed documents for the Senior Expert as well as the documents listed in the ToR for the Junior expert under this project. Applications from entities received without complete documents for both experts will not be accepted.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be invited for an interview via teleconference.

Please include the following documents in your application:

● Up to date CV

● Cover Letter

● A technical proposal that will have a description of methodology for implementing the assignment and the tasks therein, including essential topics to address that may be additional to the topics mentioned in the ToR.

● A financial proposal that will constitute a budget for the work described in this ToR, with a proposed payment schedule;

● A timetable for the completion of the work aligned with the reporting requirements and tentative timeline which should include a timeline for in-country presence for information gathering, coordination, meetings and roundtables.

Assessment criteria, based on desk review of submitted material:

● Listed Qualifications (1-10 points)

● Technical Proposal and Timeline (1-10 points)

● Financial Proposal (1-10 points) o

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Turkey: Karam House Innovative Education Mentor – Istanbul

Organization: Karam Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

POSITION TITLE: Karam House Innovative Education Mentor

المسمى الوظيفي: مشرف تعليم ابداعي في بيت كرم

INTRODUCTION : Karam Foundation is on a mission to build a better future for Syria. We believe that one of the most important ways to do that is to invest in our youth’s futures. This is why we created Karam House: an innovation community center for Syrian refugee teens. Karam House is a place where refugee teens can learn competitive design, technological, and entrepreneurial skills, prepare for higher education through language acquisition and science-based creative workshops, and have access to highly creative and inspiring mentors. Karam House students learn how to: work collaboratively with their peers; gain confidence; view problems around them as opportunities to be solved; build their ideas; and reach their goals for the future. Karam House is where the Syrian refugee youth of today become the Syrian leaders of tomorrow.

The Karam House Mentor team is a vital part of the Karam Foundation structure. Mentors are highly creative, motivated, hardworking, collaborative, and passionate about both teaching and learning. If you are one of these individuals and are ready to join an unconventional and innovative team doing things in a new way, apply here.

مؤسسة كرم في مهمة لبناء مستقبل أفضل لسورية. فنحن نؤمن أن من أهم الطرق للقيام بذلك هو الاستثمار في مستقبل شبابنا. ولهذا السبب قمنا بإنشاء بيت كرم: مركز مجتمعي إبداعي للمراهقين السوريين اللاجئين. في بيت كرم يمكن للمراهقين اللاجئين تعلم مهارات تنافسية، ومهارات تنظيم المشاريع، والاستعداد للتعليم العالي من خلال اكتساب اللغات وورش العمل الإبداعية القائمة على العلم، والتواصل مع مشرفين تعليم ابداعي ملهمين. يتعلم طلاب بيت كرم كيفية العمل بتعاون مع أقرانهم؛و اكتساب الثقة؛ و رؤية المشاكل من حولهم كفرص يتم حلها.و بناء أفكارهم، والوصول إلى أهدافهم المستقبلية.

بيت كرم هو المكان الذي يتم فيه بناء السوريين الشباب اليوم كي يصبحوا قادة سوريا الغد.

يعتبر فريق بيت كرم جزءا حيويا من هيكلية مؤسسة كرم. يتميز المشرفون بالابداع والاجتهاد، كما ويتصفون بالصبر والحماس على التعليم والتعلم في ان واحد. إذا كنت واحدا من هؤلاء الأفراد وعلى استعداد للانضمام إلى فريق غير تقليدي ومبدع وتستطيع فعل الأشياء بطريقة جديدة، قدم طلبك للانضمام هنا.

JOB BRIEF:

Karam House mentors are educators first. They must be energetic, reflective, and creative. They should be inspired to work with youth in informal education settings that engages students in direct, hands-on interactions that engage the imagination. Karam House mentors implement the Karam House curriculum under the guidance of the specialized Karam House Innovative Education Fellow.

The mentors are also responsible for implementing informal science, art, and technology educational workshops developed by the Innovative Education Fellow and in collaboration with visiting artists, scientists and educators from Karam’s network of expert collaborators and partners.

The position requires a passion for innovative learning and teaching.

The mentors will have the following roles:

  • They teach the students various skills through interactive workshops for small groups or one-on-one sessions with individual members as needed.

  • They facilitate the learning experiences of the students by taking the role of adviser as they explore their interests and create their projects. This also include moderating the online interactions among the members.

  • They observe closely how the learning experience of the students, and how the different elements of environment (the space, tools, relationships, etc) are affecting this experience. These observations are documented on the Karam House Platform and shared with other mentors and used to make reflections and improve the learning experience at KH.

  • They make and work on their own projects and workshops. KH is a place where people learn by creating and constructing. The best way to inspire and teach that is by practicing it. The mentors construct with the members and other mentors or work on their own projects as they explore new themes they intend to share with the members. This includes developing workshop guides, tools, and material sets for KH programs and curricula.

  • Learning how to learn is one of the major goals of KH. The mentors learn new things continuously, whether they are new skills, activities, tools, or whatever they need to make KH a great place to learn and explore.

وصف العمل بشكل مختصر: مشرفون بيت كرم هم أولا مربون. يجب أن يكونوا مفعمين بالحيوية، متأملين، ومبدعين. كما وينبغي أن يكونوا مصدر إلهام يعملون مع الشباب في بيئة من التعليم الغير الرسمي؛ يشترك الطلاب فيها بشكل مباشر، ويتدربون بشكل عملي. يقوم مشرفو بيت كرم بتنفيذ منهج بيت كرم تحت إشراف زميل بيت كرم المختص في مجال التعليم الابداعي.

المشرفون مسؤولون أيضا عن تنفيذ ورش العمل التعليمية الغير رسمية للفنون والعلوم والتكنولوجيا التي طورها زميل التعليم الإبداعي و بالتعاون مع الفنانين الزائرين والعلماء والمربين من شبكة كرم من المتعاونين والشركاء الخبراء.

هذه الوظيفة تتطلب شغفا للتعلم و التعليم الإبداعي.

سيقوم المشرفون بالمهام التالية:

  • يعلمون الطلاب المهارات المختلفة من خلال ورش عمل تفاعلية لمجموعات صغيرة أو جلسات فردية مع أعضاء فرادى حسب الحاجة.

  • يسهلون تجارب التعلم لدى الطلاب من خلال أخذ دور المستشار حيث يستكشفون اهتماماتهم ويخلقون مشاريعهم. وهذا يشمل أيضا تلطيف التفاعل عبر الإنترنت بين الأعضاء.

  • يراقبون عن كثب كيف تجري تجربة التعلم لدى الطلاب، وكيف تؤثر العناصر المختلفة للبيئة (المكان، والأدوات، والعلاقات، وما إلى ذلك) على هذه التجربة. يتم توثيق هذه الملاحظات على منصة بيت كرم ومشاركتها مع المشرفين الآخرين، وتستخدم لتحسين تجربة التعلم في بيت كرم.

  • يصنعون ويقومون بمشاريعهم وورش العمل الخاصة بهم. بيت كرم هو المكان الذي يتعلم الناس فيه من خلال الإبداع والبناء. إن أفضل طريقة لإلهام وتعليم ذلك هو من خلال ممارسة ذلك. يقوم المشرفون مع الأعضاء والمشرفين الآخرين بعملية البناء أو العمل على مشاريعهم الخاصة وهم يستكشفون مواضيع جديدة يعتزمون مشاركتها مع الأعضاء. وهذا يشمل تطوير أدلة ورشة عمل، وأدوات، ومجموعات المواد لبرامج بيت كرم والمناهج الدراسية.

تعلم كيفية التعلم هو واحد من الأهداف الرئيسية لبيت كرم. يتعلم المشرفون أشياء جديدة بشكل مستمر، سواء كانت مهارات جديدة أو أنشطة أو أدوات أو ما يحتاجونه لجعل بيت كرم مكانا رائعا للتعلم والاستكشاف.**

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help and guide students in developing project ideas within a specified framework.

  • Support students in designing and building prototypes of their projects.

  • Help students in utilizing resources such as Karam House’s makerspace, laser cutter and 3D printers as well as software programs for 3D modeling, programming or other applications.

  • Advise and support students in their learning experience

  • Help students develop their portfolios on our website.

  • Develop unique workshops

المسؤوليات:

-مساعدة وتوجيه الطلاب في تطوير أفكار المشاريع ضمن إطار محدد.

-دعم الطلاب في تصميم وبناء نماذج من مشاريعهم.

-مساعدة الطلاب في استخدام الموارد مثل ورشة التصنيع في بيت كرم، وآلة التقطيع الليزرية والطابعات ثلاثية الأبعاد، فضلا عن التطبيقات البرمجية لبرامج النمذجة ثلاثية الأبعاد أو التطبيقات الأخرى.

-تقديم المشورة والدعم للطلاب في تجربة التعلم.

-مساعدة الطلاب على تطوير حافظاتهم على موقعنا. -تطوير ورش عمل فريدة من نوعها.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Graduate, Professional, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Engineer, Roboticist, Architect, Designer, Teacher, or some combination of these

  • Expert in respective field

  • Mentor

  • Problem solver

  • Demonstrated passion for teaching/mentoring youth

  • Patient

  • Creativity and willingness to learn

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team

  • Excellent team member

  • Competence in Google Drive (documents, spreadsheets)

  • Proficiency in Arabic, and working knowledge of English or Turkish.

المؤهلات المطلوبة: -خريج حالي، ، رائد عمل محترف، تقني، مهندس، متخصص في علم الروبوت، مهندس معماري، مصمم، معلم، أو مزيج من هذه. -خبير في مجال اختصاصي. -مشرف تعليم. -القدرة على حل المشاكل.-شغف واضح لتعليم والإشراف على الشباب.
-صبور.
-الإبداع والاستعداد للتعلم.
-قدرة واضحة على العمل بتعاون وكجزء من فريق.
-عضو فريق ممتاز.
-الكفاءة في “غوغل درايف” (المستندات وجداول البيانات).
-إجادة اللغة العربية، والمعرفة العملية في اللغة الانجليزية او التركية.**

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in design or an understanding of the design process

  • Proficiency in skills (at least 2 from the list below):

  • Digital fabrication and use of fabrication tools (Laser Cutter, 3d Printer)

  • 2d and 3d Modeling (Rhino, Solidworks, Fusion 360)

  • Robotics (Arduino)

  • Sensors and Actuators

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • 3d Studio Max or Maya

  • Unity 3D

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Final Cut Pro

  • Digital Photography and/or Filmmaking and Production

  • Sewing

  • Other

**المؤهلات المفضلة:
-خلفية في التصميم أو فهم عملية التصميم. **-إجادة المهارات (على الأقل 2 من القائمة أدناه): أ.التصنيع الرقمي واستخدام أدوات التصنيع (آلة التصنيع الليزرية، الطابعة ثلاثية الأبعاد). ب. النمذجة الثنائية والثلاثية الأبعاد (الراينو، سوليدووركس، فيوجن 360). ج. الروبوتات (اردوينو). د. أجهزة الاستشعار والمحركات. ه. أدوبي فوتوشوب. و. أدوب إلوستراتور. ز. 3D ستوديو ماكس او مايا. ح. يونيتي 3D. ط. برنامج ادوبي افتر ايفيكت. ي. فينال كت برو. ك. التصوير الرقمي و / أو صناعة الأفلام والإنتاج. ل. الخياطة. م. آخر.

Hiring location: Istanbul, Turkey

To see more about Karam House, follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KaramHouse.Rey/

Karam House Istanbul coming soon…

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you have any trouble uploading the CV in the form, please email CV to hr.turkey@karamfoundation.org with “KH Innovative Education Mentor” in the subject line.

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Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (1 position)

Organization: Amref Health Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Mar 2018

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY AREAS
Documentation and Research
 Co-manage with the project research partner the implementation of a baseline community appraisal, and assist with subsequent data analysis.

 Produce project-related technical deliverables, including research briefs, power point presentations, white papers, and M&E guidelines, training modules, indicators and frameworks;

 Collaborate with the Senior Technical Advisor for Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and project manager to develop technical documentation based on project achievements such as briefs, abstracts, concept notes…

Capacity building
 Provide mentoring/training/refresher trainings to project staff (especially those responsible for completing monitoring forms) on the M&E tools and systems, including the MIS

 Provide oversight to project staff’s data collection and data entry activities, ensuring data quality through regular data quality checks;

 Coordinate regularly with project staff to identify and troubleshoot any issues with the M&E system;

 Lead and participate in quality assurance and improvement exercises, including standards settings, regular measurement of performance according to those standards, and collaborative reviews to assess quality

 Provide technical assistance on the utilization of data and evidence;

 Work with relevant stakeholders to enhance data use in advocacy and in decision-making related to optimal strategies and interventions

Monitoring and evaluation

 Work closely with project staff and partners in the design of the project’s M&E tools and systems (including the MIS) and MEL Plan;

 Ensuring that the MIS provides relevant information without overburdening implementation staff and work closely with staff to identify areas where specific components of the MIS are not delivering required information or are proving overly burdensome to implement so the MIS is adapted to program and evaluation needs.

 Analyse the project’s monitoring data for inclusion in quarterly reports to USAID; draft sharp and comprehensive syntheses based on data analysis, to be included in quarterly report-writing for USAID;

 Collaborate with project staff to regularly review the monitoring data and recommend shifts in project implementation, if needed;

 Write high quality reports, papers, training materials, and more informal products such as blogs and success stories, based on project data;

 Maintain and update the projects’ MEL Plan, indicators, and M&E tools and systems, as needed;

 Manage M&E activities related to the performance of programs, including M&E design; selection and measurement of appropriate indicators; development of appropriate M&E recording and reporting forms and mechanisms; data quality assurance processes and systems; database maintenance; appropriate data analysis; and appropriate dissemination or results

 Contribute to the design of methodologies and data collection methods and protocols for performance and impact evaluations;

 Participate to quarterly project review meetings with Amref USA

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter before March 08th, 2018 to recruitment@amref.org with the subject line: REF: Amref/RMNCAH/2018/02-04. Applicants who speak/understand the following local languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Rendille, Samburu, Borana and Gabra. This position is reserved for Kenyan nationals only.

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Positive Youth Development (1 position)

Organization: Amref Health Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Mar 2018

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY AREAS
Project Strategy and Technical Guidance
 Lead the design, planning, implementation and management of both Counties’ project activities.

 Provide overall quality assurance on technical design and implementation of activities, ensuring that they are technically sound and appropriate, including the development and delivery of related capacity building and training support.

 Provide technical guidance to the development of youth-related activities in Counties respective annual work plan and budget.

 Participate in the development of the project Information, Education and Communication materials relevant to youth.

 Assist project staff in establishing and maintaining relationships with youth-serving government agencies and youth organizations, especially national youth-led organizations.

 Represent the project at the County level and attend all relevant County meetings.

 Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with implementing partners and other key stakeholders at the county and national level.

 Represent Amref Health Africa at relevant donor and professional workshops and meetings.

 Participate in select regional organizational learning forums, such as communities of practice and technical working groups.

 Stay abreast of state of the art developments in quality standards and innovations relative to youth development programming, including donor strategies and guidelines, and ensure timely circulation of information and documentation to project staff.

Documentation and Research
 Identify strategic opportunities for learning, lead operations research, and assist with data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings, including developing internal and external publications such as briefs, abstracts, concept notes…

 Collaborate with Amref Health Africa communications department to develop materials showcasing the project’s key activities and achievements.

Capacity Building

 Mentor and train the project youth advisor, community coordinators and youth facilitators on positive youth development technics.

 Develop positive youth development training of trainer’s tools and guidelines.

 Design the capacity building activities for youth champions and youth led civil society organizations at the County level.

Monitoring and Evaluation

 Assist with developing appropriate monitoring tools and implementing systems at the county level to utilize these tools.

 Strengthen the capacity of project staff to evaluate program performance and report and share results.

 Track achievements of project objectives and indicators and write progress reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis in compliance with donor requirements.

 Ensure that relevant program monitoring and evaluation systems, technical reviews, and the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned, capture timely, high quality information and utilize data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation.

 Monitor project implementation and inform Chief of Party and Program manager on ongoing basis; troubleshoot as needed to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

How to apply:

please send your resume and cover letter before March 8th, 2018 to recruitment@amref.org with the subject line: REF: Amref/RMNCAH/2018/02-06. Applicants who speak/understand the following local languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Rendille, Samburu, Borana and Gabra.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: International Law Programme Intern

Organization: Chatham House
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 12 Mar 2018

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and time management skills to gain rare and valuable experience within the International Law Programme.

You should have a demonstrated interest in international law, human rights or refugee issues. For more information about our programme, please see the programme’s webpage.

We are an equal opportunities employer who supports diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We therefore welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of their status.

Chatham House is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading policy institutes. Based in London, with a full-time staff of over 160 – and with a network of 150 associate fellows – we provide rigorous and independent analysis on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and justice world.

THE ROLE

This is an exciting chance for you to develop a range of skills within a leading international policy institute. You will assist the team with events, project management, as well as administrative support. In doing so, you will gain insight into our work and gain significant experience in project management, event organization and writing. During the internship you might well have the following tasks:

  • Positively impact our outreach by drafting engaging content for public dissemination (newsletters, invites and formal correspondence)

  • Work with other members of the team – notably the Programme Coordinator – to help convene high-level events on topical issues of importance

  • Help the programme expand its network and influence through targeted and creative social media engagement

  • Assist programme researchers by undertaking complementary research and taking detailed minutes at meetings

  • Enable the efficient organisation and running of a research activity or event through strong administrative and database support

APPLICATION DETAILS

Are you able to commit to 3 – 5 days per week for three months? Would you have the flexibility to be available for events which may take place outside typical work hours?

We are happy to consider applicants on a part-time basis.

You will need to demonstrate strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail and experience in general administration. Additionally you will be able to show:

  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Excellent social skills and a willingness to learn

  • A demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, international law, human rights or refugee issues.

Experience in event management, social media and/or research and using data management and mailing software will be advantageous.

The placement will be for a period of three months, starting in April 2018.

Please state your availability in your application.

OTHER INFORMATION

This position is unpaid. However, travel to and from work within London (zones 1-6 only) will be reimbursed for the days worked. Lunch will also be provided for free in the staff canteen.

You will have access to almost all relevant meetings and conferences within Chatham House, on a variety of international affairs related topics, in addition to free use of the library. We urge you to make maximum use of these facilities during your internship at Chatham House.

If short-listed, applicants should be available for a short interview at Chatham House the week commencing 19 March 2018.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted via the following link: https://www.chathamhousecareers.org/career_vacancies_view.html?ID=37&Source=Careers%20Website%20via%20Computer

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South Sudan: Technical Advisor-South Sudan

Organization: Carter Center
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 16 Apr 2018

Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy), The Carter Center/South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program

Technical Advisors (TAS) provide technical and managerial support (on behalf of The Carter Center) to the Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP) within a specific coverage area (county or district). Technical advisors are responsible for the implementation and oversight of all interventions to stop guinea worm disease transmission within their given program coverage area. Primary responsibilities are:

1.) Manage 5-12 field-level staff to implement interventions to stop guinea worm transmission. Field staff management includes training, planning, and direct field-level supervision. 80% of technical advisors’ time is spent with field staff in villages working in a supportive / supervisory capacity. Field staff responsibilities, which technical advisors supervise, include:

a. Maintenance and supervision of volunteer-based surveillance system including
i. Daily village volunteer and weekly area supervisor village visits
ii. Community mobilization for intervention implementation / health education
iii. Accurate recording of case information in village surveillance books
iv. Hold community meetings for volunteer selection
v. Train volunteer staff
vi. Conduct monthly meetings with volunteer staff

b. Intervention implementation through volunteer network with direct supervision
i. Distribution of cloth and pipe filters
ii. Health education and training on cloth and pipe filter use / care and Guinea Worm transmission / prevention
iii. Village based containment of guinea worm cases: daily treatment, health education, prevention of patients from entering water sources, case detection, and case confirmation

c. Application of chemical larvaecide (Abate), including measurement of water sources and correct summary of information

d. Village level supervisory village visits with a focus on endemic villages based on needs, planning calendars, and program guidelines

e. Oversee monthly summary of village-level case and summary data into carbonized forms for submission to sub-offices to ensure 100% of villages report monthly

f. Collection of geographic coordinates for mapping

g. Maintain positive relationships and share relevant information with community leaders and local authorities.

2.) Oversight of transportation resources (motorcycles and vehicle) and stock (intervention materials, compound supplies) including vehicle maintenance sheets and stock inventories.

3.) Oversight of all technical aspects of GWD eradication, including surveillance, implementation of interventions used to interrupt transmission of GWD, and staff compliance with the SSGWEP operational guidelines.

4.) Development an effective relationship with residents of endemic communities to engage their active participation in the eradication of GWD, including their participation in: 1) keep residents/visitors with the disease from contaminating sources of drinking water, 2) ensure all residents always filter all drinking water, and 3) promptly report any cases of GWD in their community.

5.) Effective communication and coordination with local, county, state, and national authorities regarding the status and needs of the GWEP, particularly advocacy for the provision and or rehabilitation of safe sources of drinking water.

6.) Full time in rural remote field settings, eighty percent of time spent working within villages. Must be willing and able to walk long distances, perform effectively in a rural remote environment with limited access to resources / infrastructure, and to spend a minimum of eighty percent of time outdoors in a hot climate.

7.) Ability to work and make responsible, effective decisions in a challenging environment TAS are primarily supervised by the Director of the SSGWEP, The Carter Center’s Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, and more regularly and directly by Regional Senior Technical Advisors of the SSGWEP.

TAs are independent contractors and as such are offered short term contracts up to 180 days (6 months). A contractor may be offered multiple successive contracts over time. The contract provides a daily honorarium commensurate with experience and education. The daily honorarium can vary, however, the starting rate per day is usually US$125.00. The contract also provides a daily rate to provide for accommodation, meals and incidentals. The transportation costs (transatlantic flights, in country flights and land movement) are provided as well.

Other requirements are:

  • At least 2 years of public health experience with community -based programs, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with the preparation of technical reports, budgets, plans of action, and management of inventories.
  • Demonstrated ability to build team work.
  • Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions, and to become technically effective with minimal level of attention from supervisors.
  • Sound personal and professional conduct, and respect for the work of The Carter Center and the Ministry of Health of South Sudan.
  • TAs are posted to remote rural areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas, operating out of sub-offices of the SSGWEP.

How to apply:

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to guineaworm.recruitment@cartercenter.org. Subject line must include: Application South Sudan Technical Advisor Position. All documents must be in Microsoft word (.doc) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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United Arab Emirates: Program Manager Capacity Building CVE

Organization: Hedayah
Country: United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

Key Responsibilities:

· Assist the Director in the further development and growth of the Department of Capacity Building Programs that will develop a cross-disciplinary training curriculum, hold CVE training courses and support development of recipient nation’s CVE capacity, among other related activities

· Oversee and report directly to the Director as to the proper execution of all of the Centre’s activities within the Capacity Building Program Area

· Initiate activities to increase the Hedayah’s resources, capabilities and reputation in CVE Capacity Building Programs

· Work with the Director of Capacity Building in developing strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders around the world involved in CVE Capacity Building and engage them in Hedayah’s activities

· Create and review proposals for Capacity Building Program and Project initiatives

· Design capacity-building programs in accordance with objectives of the organization

· Manage the implementation of capacity building program work and plans ensuring their successful execution

· Communicate with partner organizations on key aspects of the programs and initiatives

· Manage the Program Associate team ensuring effective development and delivery of all Capacity Building programs and initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Master’s Degree in International Studies, Political Science, Security Studies, Human Rights or related field

· Minimum 5 years of relevant experience including at least 2 years in a management role or managing project teams

· Experience in capacity building program development and management

· Experience of working in an international setting, preferably in or with government entities

· CVE specific experience

Skills and Competencies:

· Leadership

· Managing others

· Strategic thinking

· Decision-making

· Result orientation

· Building relationships

· Teamwork

· Cultural intelligence

· Communication

· Planning and organizing

· Problem-solving

· Presentation Excellent command of written and oral English

How to apply:

Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae no later than March 4, 2018

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Norway: Adviser on anti-corruption/governance, measurement and evaluation

Organization: CMI – Chr. Michelsen Institute
Country: Norway
Closing date: 15 Mar 2018

The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) works to reduce the harmful impact of corruption on society. We share research and evidence to help international development actors get sustainable results. Since 2003, we have advanced the anti-corruption field together with global research networks and practitioners. We communicate practical entry-points for countering corruption – through dialogue, publications, online training, workshops, helpdesk, and innovation. Located in Bergen, Norway, CMI is a leading independent research institute on global development and human rights.

Are you an experienced anti-corruption and/or governance professional? Do you have knowledge and expertise in development assistance, measurement and evaluation?

As a U4 adviser, you will be part of a dynamic, international team. You will have the opportunity and creative space to influence development policy. You will work with the U4 partners and others, sharing accessible knowledge on how to measure corruption and the effect of anti-corruption interventions. You can combine commissioned work and your own applied research to develop and deliver publications, online resources, training materials and workshops for practitioners and policymakers.

You will lead U4’s evaluation and measurement theme. This involves research, publishing, and teaching donor agency staff and others how to evaluate anti-corruption work. You will develop your theme content in consultation with colleagues and the U4 partner agencies. You can choose to write by yourself, together with colleagues, and commission papers from external experts. The latter requires that you establish and maintain a network of contacts in your topic area. To generate and share new knowledge together with these partners you should enjoy guiding them from idea development, contracting and execution, to quality assurance and communications. We ensure high quality and relevance in all our work by giving each other input and advice on concept notes, draft papers, and project proposals.

Together with colleagues, you will travel to partner agency headquarters and country offices where we facilitate training and dialogue among practitioners, and join policy discussions at local and international events.

You will take an active part in the institutional life at CMI and identify our vision to address global development challenges to inform and inspire policy and practice.

In joining U4, you can contribute to the evolving anti-corruption policy agenda to reduce the harmful impact of corruption. This may for example include succinct updates and case studies about monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals that you prepare for U4’s partner agencies.

As a CMI employee, you will primarily work for the U4 programme which has sustained core funding. In addition, the CMI management will also allow and encourage that you seek additional funding for separate projects that are thematically relevant for your expertise.

In short, we expect you to be:

  • A self-starter

  • Creative and flexible

  • User-oriented

  • A good communicator

  • A team-worker

We expect you to have:

  • Several years of professional experience in development policy and/or practice relevant to the anti-corruption and governance field – in particular measurement and evaluation.

  • Substantive theoretical and practical insight into the following areas:

    • Designing project monitoring and evaluation systems in developing countries

    • Developing theories of change and different types of indicators.

    • Different types of evaluation approaches, their strengths and weaknesses.

  • Demonstrated experience in operationally relevant research, published work relevant to anti-corruption and governance and/or measurement and evaluation in a development setting.

  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis.

  • A Master’s degree is required, a PhD is an advantage.

  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.

  • Capability and willingness to travel to developing countries.

    It is an advantage if you have:

  • Teaching and event facilitation experience.

  • Proficiency in Arabic, French or Spanish.

  • Experience in project oversight and budget management.

    We can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to combine knowledge generation with policy influence, and a strong and inspiring working relationship with eight bilateral donors committed to improving their impact on corruption.

  • The opportunity to join the leading multidisciplinary development research institute in Scandinavia, and work directly with development agencies around the world.

  • A positive work-life balance and great outdoors opportunities around Bergen.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 15 March 2018

Interviews will take place in April, and the position is available to start in mid-year 2018.

Kindly include the following in your application:

  • A cover letter of maximum 2 pages, explaining how your experience matches the listed expectations for the position. In the cover letter you may argue why you can compensate for limited competence in one or more areas by a stronger record in other areas.

  • CV and publications list.

  • Names and contact details of three references.

  • Dates when you are available to start.

    We only accept applications via e-mail to vacancies@cmi.no – please write U4 Anti-Corruption Adviser in the subject field.

    If you have questions about this position, please contact Senior program adviser Sofie A. Schütte (sofie.schuette@cmi.no) or CMI Admin and Finance Director and acting U4 director Vigdis A. Gåskjenn (vigdis.gaskjenn@cmi.no).

    Read more about us on www.U4.no and www.cmi.no.

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South Africa: Country Director – South Africa

Organization: ICAP
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, ICAP at Columbia University, the Country Director serves as the primary ICAP representative in-country and is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of all of ICAP’s programs of research, technical assistance and training in-country. Responsible for managing all aspects of the country program, including all technical, programmatic and operational aspects, for ensuring optimal use of human, financial and physical resources and for full compliance with donor regulations and requirements and University policies. Leads the implementation and monitoring of ICAP’s portfolio of work in-country. As the representative of ICAP in-country, responsible for developing and maintaining highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government, academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners.

Grant Funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides strategic leadership to the design and implementation of country programs, projects and activities and oversees program planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
  • Ensures optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones and technical quality standards, and to achieve project objectives, deliverables and targets.
  • Provides leadership and manages to ensure that all projects and activities are executed in line with and meet the technical standards and expectations of ICAP and its donors and supporters.
  • Oversees and coordinates the successful completion of planning and budgeting requirements of the country office.
  • Ensures mechanisms are in place to monitor the implementation of projects, including progress toward achieving objectives and targets with high quality and on-time performance.
  • Provides effective oversight to all financial and administrative functions undertaken by the country office to ensure efficient and effective and the provision of sufficient administrative support to all projects.
  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with ICAP standard operating procedures, Columbia University and donor policies and regulations, and national policies and laws.
  • Develops and maintains highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government, academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners.
  • Ensures documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.
  • Leads in-country efforts for development and mobilization of new resources and donor commitments.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • MBcHB / MD (or international equivalent), PhD, MPH, or other relevant advanced degree in the fields of public health or international development

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience managing large international public health or human development programs with at least 5 years of experience in managing public health programs in resource limited settings
  • Demonstrated experience in HIV/AIDS program development, implementation and monitoring in resource-limited settings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical content areas relevant to the current projects within the ICAP in-country portfolio
  • Proven record of leading donor-funded projects, which consistently meet objectives and targets
  • Demonstrated experience working on or leading health and development projects supported by the US Government, the Global Fund, the UN system agencies, foundations or other bilateral donors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rules, regulations and requirements of USG and other major international donors
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in public health diplomacy, negotiations and cross-cultural communications
  • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems, constraints and issues relevant to project implementation and performance
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor a culturally diverse team operating in complex environments

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • In-depth knowledge of the South African public health sector and national and provincial health systems
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing the design and implementation of research studies, public health evaluations and training and education programs

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 international trips per year and very frequent national trips to other Provinces within the country.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit only their CVs and cover letter to icap-jobs@columbia.edu.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Manager

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Programme Manager – Climate and Energy Programme

Contract: 10 months Fixed-Term (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £33,420 – £39,896 per annum

Location: London

Ref: CEP/01/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

We are looking for a Programme Manager (maternity cover) to oversee the day-to-day development and management of the Climate and Energy Programme.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Climate and Energy Programme, and will play a key role in delivering arrangements for programme implementation. They will ensure the smooth management of work plans, budgets, reporting and external partnerships. This will include maintaining and developing management tools for tracking project objectives and supporting the Head of Programme and associated team in the delivery of project outputs and outcomes.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Financial management and reporting: tracking and coordinating financial information flows; managing quarterly expenditure tracking and invoicing to tight donor deadlines, and ensuring compliance with the donor’s Financial Principles, value for money and key performance indicators.

  • Governance: designing and managing the reporting process; responsibility for ensuring regular reporting on performance and compliance to the funder is delivered according to an agreed timetable.

  • Planning and performance support: providing guidance and support to project teams within ODI for planning, delivery and reporting; co-ordinating with key internal support teams; maintaining an overview of output delivery and flagging any risks to the Head of Programme.

  • Supporting business development processes: supporting the process of the preparation of bids and proposals; developing budgets and tailoring technical documentation.

  • Partnerships and external relations: supporting the team with formalising key partnerships and relationships for project implementation; facilitating external relations with relevant stakeholders; convening high-level project and stakeholder meetings as required.

About you

  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline is desirable.

· Significant programme management experience and proven ability to manage multiple project-level inputs within a high-level programme framework.

· A strong track record of reporting on complex donor-funded (e.g. multi-sector or multi-country) projects or programmes, monitoring performance standards through task-management structures, and delivering convincing and quality reports.

· Extensive budget administration and reporting experience, ideally including devolved budgets.

· Proven track record of effective co-ordination with key internal support functions, in support of project/programme output planning, delivery, reporting and dissemination.

· Excellent time management skills and proven ability to organise inputs from other individuals and teams in order to meet key project or programme deadlines.

  • Substantial experience of managing staff to tight deadlines in a team environment.

· Demonstrable ability to form strong and productive working relationships with external stakeholders and partners for learning and knowledge sharing.

· Proven ability to influence and negotiate with staff and stakeholders in relation to project and programme management and delivery, often without direct authority.

· Ability to anticipate and manage risk and take active steps to mitigate them, and act quickly to deal with emerging challenges.

· Ability to manage and develop financial information systems to support timely donor reporting and business planning.

· Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

· Ability to maintain a high-level overview of programme performance and progress, and provide more hands-on support to project teams if necessary.

· Excellent attention to detail, especially in ensuring consistency across multiple reports and project documents.

  • Advanced IT skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and databases.

· Knowledge and understanding of development issues and a personal commitment to international development and poverty reduction would be desirable.

  • Experience working in a developing country or with developing country partner organisations is desirable.

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Interview Date: 03 April 2018

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 0351 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.**

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

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Egypt: Treasury and Asset Manager – Cairo, Egypt (National Staff)

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 02 Mar 2018

Main purpose of the position

Reporting to the of Director of Finance, the Treasury and Asset Manager is a “business focused” individual who will have overall responsibility to oversee the management of cash funds, foreign exchange exposures and financial assets, including liquidity management to meet all current liabilities, identifying and managing financial risk, creating and implementing appropriate treasury policies, complying with relevant local and international compliance (e.g. sanctions management, international terrorism financing) and reporting standards (e.g. IFRS), and assisting in the development of a long term financial strategy for ICARDA.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

The incumbent will have the following specific responsibilities:

Treasury

· Manage the day-to-day liquidity of the Center and ensure it is maintained at appropriate levels and in appropriate currencies;

· Provide tools, financial models and advice to optimize the use of corporate cash within approved policies that emphasize preservation of capital in a cost effective way;

· Assist in the development of financial strategies and business scenario planning including the development of applicable financial business models;

· Manage bank account relationships and other relevant external relationships such as with creditors/suppliers, donors, sub-recipients and Country Offices;

· Maintain and monitor bank account signatory panels;

· Ensure that appropriate treasury management is implemented in all ICARDA locations;

· Manage ICARDA’s liquid assets including investments to ensure that they comply with approved Treasury Policies and Guidelines;

· Regularly forecast and manage cash inflow (including invoicing and collection) and outflow of the Center through preparation of weekly cash position reports and monthly reports on ICARDA fund balances;

· Liaise with internal and external auditors on treasury and fixed assets management issues; and,

· Assist in the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing and reporting, with direct responsibility for the monitoring of receipts and disbursements of funds;

Fixed Assets Management

· Review, improve and develop where necessary policies and procedures for the management of ICARDA fixed assets including, where appropriate, those held by third parties;

· Manage and maintain all fixed asset registers and ensure that regular verification occurs in all ICARDA locations operating units and third-party held assets;

· Manage asset insurance policies and ensure appropriate insurance coverage is maintained that manages any risk exposures;

· Assist in the development of a capital expenditure plan consistent with ICARDA’s Strategic Plan; and,

· Ensure compliance with relevant donor rules and regulations relating to asset acquisitions and disposals.

Full Cost Recovery Program

· Develop appropriate organizational standards for cost-services, chargeback mechanisms and chargeback recoveries that are consistent with CGIAR Cost Principles and Indirect Cost Recovery Guidelines (FG 5) and relevant donor cost accounting standards; and,

· Assist in the review and update of ICARDA’s Full Costs Recovery Guidelines.

General

· Assist in the orderly transition to IFRS;

· Respond to queries and requests for information in a timely and professional manner;

· Works closely with other functions within the Finance Department;

· Carry-out other duties assigned by the Director of Finance.

Education, qualifications and experience

• A Masters’ degree in the areas of banking, finance, business management/administration, international business/finance, or accountancy. A bachelor degree is accepted if combined with additional years of experience or other relevant qualifications or training

• A professional certification such as CPA/CA is highly desirable or other equivalent certification (e.g. Certificate in International Cash Management, Certified Cash Manager, Certificate in Finance and Treasury Management) preferred.

• At least five years’ experience in corporate treasury, risk management, balance sheet management, financial analysis and financial/business scenario planning with relevant;

• Membership with professional bodies such as the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) or Institute of Bankers would be an advantage;

• Knowledgeable of IFRS requirements;

• Working knowledge and understanding of international compliance rules (e.g. anti-money laundering, FATCA, sanctions and international terrorism financing);

• Solid understanding and experience in the use of relevant ERP and IT systems that use automatic payment process;

• The individual must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds and cultures;

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and ability to negotiate and explain complex financial issues in a manner that is easy to understand; and,

• Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

The initial contract will be for 3 years, of which the first year will be probationary period. Subsequent employment is determined based on the performance, the availability of funds and continued need for the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.

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

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 02 March 2018.

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Iraq: Programme Director – Iraq

Organization: MENTOR Initiative
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

The MENTOR Initiative is looking for a highly motivated and skilled person to join their emergency team. This person will help to lead the emergency work the organization is currently undertaking in northern Iraq and northeast Syria to bring under control an epidemic of the disease Leishmaniasis. The disease has a severe impact upon the population in the region and MENTOR is leading the international effort to control the ongoing epidemic.

The MENTOR Initiative are looking for a Programme Director. This position will be based at the MENTOR Programme office in Dohuk, Iraq.

The role includes:

· The Programme Director will represent the MENTOR Initiative in the region. He/she will have to coordinate and manage relations both within the MENTOR Initiative team and with a network of collaborating NGOs, local stakeholders, authorities, donor organisations and UN agencies to facilitate our work within the region.

· Ensure that technical, operational, logistical and administrative areas of the organisations work are delivered on time, to the highest standards and according to the organisations policy and practice.

· Ensure that the organisation meets its programme objectives, targets and responsibilities as specified for each programme grant.

· Manage communication between the field teams and HQ, including compiling weekly status reports, monthly financial reports, monthly activity planning and budget/cash flow/needs forecasting

· Work with HQ to high quality programme progress and finance reporting as per donor requirements.

· Work with HQ to plan and write proposals and budgets to support programme activity

· Help to inspire, lead and develop the organisations vision and strategy for the region.

Essential skills:

· 5 years’ experience in managing humanitarian programmes,

· Very good administration and budget management skills

· Strong at proposal and report writing

· Proven ability to deliver grant objectives on time and on budget

  • Proven successful experience in the management of both international and national teams in insecure environments

· Fluent English with excellent written and communications skills

· Knowledge of Kurdish and/or Arabic is beneficial but not required

Desirable skills:

· MSc in Public Health, Disaster Management, or other relevant subject area

· General understanding of implementing health/disease control programmes

· Experience in managing humanitarian programmes in emergency settings

· Understanding of health monitoring and evaluation, leishmaniasis and comprehensive malaria prevention strategies

· Regional experience

· Understanding of vector borne disease control operations

How to apply:

If you believe you have the necessary skills and qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv to: recruitment@mentor-initiative.net & mark@mentor-initiative.net

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Iraq: Logistics Coordinator – Iraq and Syria

Organization: MENTOR Initiative
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

The Logistics Coordinator will support the MENTOR Initiative Programme Director (PD) in Iraq and Syria in achieving programme objectives in a timely manner and in response to identified needs on the ground. The consultant will be entrusted with the critical task of providing general Logistical Support in a complicated, challenging and insecure context.

The main responsibilities of this post include the following:

1. LOGISTICS

Procurement

· Ensure that MENTOR, and grant specific, procurement procedures are applied and respected at all levels.

· Directly responsible for the procurement of equipment for the programme start-up (including comms equipment, VBD control equipment, vehicles).

· Directly responsible for all local procurement of programme commodities, supplies and operational support items.

· Work with the HQ Operations Support Officer, at organisational level, on international procurement.

Stock management

· Ensure that MENTOR standard procedures are in place for stock management at all levels (stock cards, waybills, stock requests, inventories)

· Coordinate and ensure the purchase, maintenance and repair of all IT equipment. This includes installing antivirus and other software as well as availability of required equipment for regular backups of all computers.

· Responsible for the setup of a complete, transparent and detailed list of assets. Ensure all The MENTOR Initiative Emergency Programme assets are recorded and monitored / maintained.

· Coordinate the logistical filing system to include all equipment manuals, maintenance schedules and logs documentation e.g. way bills.

Office / accommodation set-up / up-keep

· Procurement, installation and maintenance of assets and equipment (generator, internet, water supply, computers, communications equipment etc.) for the MENTOR programme.

· In close collaboration with CD, ensure security precautions are adequate as per procedures and context requirements.

· Sourcing and management of MENTOR facilities (offices, warehouses etc.)

· Supervise and facilitate transport of MENTOR goods in Iraq and Syria. This is including negotiating with transport companies, customs, Kurdish and Iraqi authorities.

Fleet management

· Coordinate and ensure the maintenance and repair of all vehicles.

· Organise for purchase / rental of additional vehicles as required.

· Ensure the proper usage of vehicle log books, fuel consumption, daily / weekly routine checks.

· Keep current documentation, maintenance and insurance of all vehicles used by the MENTOR Initiative.

Comms

· Ensure that needs for communication equipment (HF, VHF, Vsat) are clearly identified and procured / installed as appropriate.

· Responsible for the proper usage and maintenance of all communication means.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES

· In collaboration with other team members, organise for the recruitment of assistant logisticians, drivers, guards, cooks and cleaners as required and following MENTOR standard recruitment procedures.

· Direct management of field logisticians, assistant logisticians, drivers, guards, cooks and cleaners.

3. COMMUNICATION

Internal:

· Participate in regular general team meetings as well as operational support meetings

· Provide input to MENTOR weekly reports (sitreps).

External:

· Assist the CD with field related information for external reports and/or donor proposals.

· Participate in external meetings related to general context in the areas of intervention.

6. OTHER

· Active support of Finance Coordinator and finance and administration in general.

· Includes the possibility of transfer to another similar post in another MENTOR Initiative country programme within the period of this contract agreement.

· Any other duties as may be assigned by the CD and agreed with the HQ based Programme / Grants Manager.

Job Requirements:

At least 4 years field experience working with INGOs of which minimum two years would be as a logistician.

Solid experience with operations in insecure and volatile environments

Experience in managing teams in the field in insecure environments

Proven capacity to train others

Flexible and willing to learn

Excellent team worker and communications skills

Practical, hands on approach

Fluent in English (written and oral)

Familiarity with NGO working environments and standard procedures.

Ability to speak Arabic and/or Kurdish is preferred but not required

How to apply:

CV and letter of motivation to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net

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Sierra Leone: M&E Advisor, APC Project, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Organization: John Snow
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project is a USAID-funded project implemented by the JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and partner FHI 360. Overall, the project seeks to advance and support community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relation to family planning. The APC project in Sierra Leone has received funds from the USAID Global Health Ebola Team to implement the “Strengthening Health Services Post-Ebola” (SHSPE) program component until Ju, and18; and the “Sustaining Health Facility Improvements” (SHFI) component until the quarter two of 2019.

The SHSPE program works with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES), jointly managed by the MOHS and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA). CPES aims at strengthening services for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone in order to reduce or eliminate Ebola transmission from survivors to others, strengthen the capacity of health care providers who work with survivors, reduce stigma and other barriers through knowledge and skills, support information systems related to survivors, and assist with the effective delivery of health care and psychosocial services (including stigma reduction) in response to survivor needs. Part of the technical assistance to CPES implementation includes monitoring and evaluation of the program, contributing to the utilization of data for decision making process.

The SHFI is a new program that aims to guide the MOHS with the development of approaches, tools and skills for maintenance and preventive maintenance (M/PM) of health facilities infrastructure and systems; and to maintain the rehabilitation made in the 110 peripheral health units (PHUs) during the USAID funded Post-Ebola Recovery of Health Services project (ended in September, 2017).

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will take the lead in developing and implementing Advancing Partners Sierra Leone’s M&E needs, and shall oversee the daily management of the monitoring and evaluation activities. The M&E Advisor is expected to provide decision-makers (APC staff, partners, as well as other stakeholders) with accurate, practical and useful information (both quantitative and qualitative) in a consistent, timely, and cost-effective manner.

The M&E Advisor supervise 1-2 local positions of M&E Officer/Specialist and reports to the Chief of Party. The M&E Advisor is also expected to strongly collaborate with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Programs and the DCOP for Finance, Operations and Communications, as well as the various Technical Advisors and Officers (expatriate or local personnel) for community engagement, clinical health services, infrastructure and other technical and programmatic aspects.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Support the project’s M&E framework and performance plan, in collaboration with the COP, DCOP, USAID, Advancing Partners technical teams and JSI home office (HO) M&E Advisor(s);
  • Design data collection tools and monitoring systems to ensure good quality data for M&E; and implement these systems, with the assistance of APC staff, HO M&E Advisor(s), and local and international consultants;
  • Routinely monitor M&E indicators and prepare raw data and analysis for the project monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc progress reports for the project management team, USAID or others, as needed;
  • Liaise with Implementing Partners on all M&E related matters to ensure partners report as per APC expectations;
  • Compile and analyse data from the project technical areas and support the project technical team in presenting recommendations to the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for improvements in implementation on a monthly basis;
  • Monitor the quality and completeness of APC data for documenting project performance, and solve data problems if and when they arise;
  • Collect and maintain a library of relevant data from the MOHS, MSWGCA, Statistics of Sierra Leone, donors and other governmental and non-governmental sources, analyze the data and keep project staff apprised of new data and their implications;
  • Provide training and technical assistance to counterparts and project staff to build their M&E skills and help them use data for decision-making;
  • Support M&E capacity building to the MOHS’ CPES PIU technical team to ensure relevant data is being captured accurately and is assisting the CPES program;
  • Represent the Project in the area of monitoring, evaluation and research at meeting with stakeholders, including government partners, USAID, and other agencies (including committees and working groups – CPES in particular);
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of APC’s information database(s), ensure timely data entry, and supervise the day-to-day work of M&E staff;
  • Disseminate, and assist APC staff to disseminate data on project progress and results to JSI, USAID, MOHS, and to the international public health community (e.g., through reports, success stories, technical papers, presentations at professional meetings, submission of journal articles, JSI working papers, etc.);
  • Develop Terms of Reference for technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities;
  • Lead the project endline evaluation plan, process and report;
  • Facilitate and support implementation of other assessments for the two program components, as the need arise;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in public health, statistics, population sciences or related field, and 3-5 years work experience in international public health programs;
  • Ability to tailor data summaries to a variety of local audiences and to convey M&E results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of M&E data/results for project improvements;
  • Familiarity with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluating health and/or development programs and demonstrated skills in use of data to strengthen health services;
  • Experience in the design, implementation and analysis of research studies (quantitative and qualitative);
  • Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a daily basis with minimal supervision, as well as to to work in diverse settings with public, private and NGO sectors;
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Experience with database development / management in Access a plus;
  • Experience using mapping (e.g., Arc-GIS, Health Mapper, etc.), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar) a plus;
  • Prior managerial experience desired;
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as time management skills and attention to detail;
  • Native or fluent English speaker with excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Previous experience working with EVD programs and/or West Africa experience a plus.

This position requires full-time presence in Sierra Leone with occasional domestic and regional travel. Term is limited to March 2019 under current conditions.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/04/2018.

How to apply:

Please apply on the JSI website:

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occupied Palestinian territory: Palestine Education Specialist

Organization: Middle East Children’s Institute
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

Palestine – Education Specialist

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO IN-COUNTRY, ARABIC SPEAKING APPLICANTS ONLY IN THE WEST BANK.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

THE MIDDLE EAST CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE (MECI) addresses the educational, psychosocial, health and other critical humanitarian needs in conflict-affected and disadvantaged communities. MECI transforms the lives of children and women giving them opportunities to rebuild their lives. MECI was founded in 2005 and operates in Palestine and Jordan in partnership with the respective Ministries of Education. MECI is registered as a public non-profit charity in Switzerland and the USA, and as an international NGO in Jordan and in Palestine. MECI’s child-centered community development model has been running in Palestine since 2007 in the village of Beit Rima.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Educational Specialist will ensure the efficacy and success of MECI’s integrated, multi-faceted child-centered education model in Palestine. The main tasks and responsibilities of the position include:

o Development of the MECI Program Curriculum and Manual to ensure it engages students and supports their academic and social advancement

o Developing a MECI Teacher Training Program to provide training to MECI’s facilitators to deliver the program to students in a consistent, engaging, empowering and fun manner

o Support in recruitment of academic facilitators at all program sites

o Oversight of the facilitator’s performance, planning and program implementation, providing observations on a regular basis

o Provide regular coaching and support to MECI’s academic facilitators

o Deliver community workshops and awareness sessions on education-related issues

o Oversee the development of facilitators’ work plans, academic testing, and other tools to be determined/developed

o Standardize the implementation of various teaching methods and tools (visual, oral, kinesthetic…) promoting students’ engagement

o Periodically revise MECI’s curriculum in all subjects and methodology at use in an effort to enhance impact

o Develop and follow-up on school life initiatives promoting attendance, fun learning…etc.

o Provide monthly work plans and reports to management displaying the monthly achievements and upcoming tasks and objectives

o Develop Questionnaires to assess and measure academic and psychosocial performance of students to be administered at the beginning, mid-way and end of program; implement the questionnaire, and develop reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

o Masters Degree in Education.

o 10+ years of experience in education and capacity building is mandatory

o Experience in developing and planning empowering curriculum and programs that support the academic, social, emotional and physical development of children and youth, integrating Life Skills and 21st Century teaching practices and pedagogy, as well as training, coaching and supervising teachers

o Experience in managing large teams of facilitators

o Experience in developing and managing education programs working with At Risk Youth and Women in Vulnerable Communities; awareness of child protection and related issues; an understanding of how trauma affects childhood development

o Professional working proficiency in English and fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal (NO EXCEPTIONS).

o Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs

DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

o An inspirational leader and educator, able to motivate, coach, and engage facilitators

o Cares deeply about children and youth and creating a safe and empowering environment for them to love learning

o Experience with children development programming and knowledge of Palestine’s education landscape

o Efficient, organized with exceptional management and administrative skills. A knowledge of INEE minimum standards for education

o An understanding of challenges related to education in programs targeting vulnerable children

o Proven record as a team player

o Demonstrated commitment to result-oriented performances

How to apply:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a temporary 12-month contract with a local salary. The position may be extended based on performance and availability of funding. Please note that the selected candidate must be able to start immediately.

TO APPLY

Please send an email at apply@mecinstitute.org including CV, cover letter and references when available.Please indicate the “Palestine Educational Specialist” Application on the Subject Line.

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occupied Palestinian territory: Palestine Program Director

Organization: Middle East Children’s Institute
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO IN-COUNTRY, ARABIC SPEAKING APPLICANTS ONLY IN THE WEST BANK.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

THE MIDDLE EAST CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE (MECI) addresses the educational, psychosocial, health and other critical humanitarian needs in conflict-affected and disadvantaged communities. MECI transforms the lives of children and women giving them opportunities to rebuild their lives. MECI was founded in 2005 and operates in Palestine and Jordan in partnership with the respective Ministries of Education. MECI is registered as a public non-profit charity in Switzerland and the USA, and as an international NGO in Jordan and in Palestine. MECI’s child-centered community development model has been running in Palestine since 2007 in the village of Beit Rima.

ABOUT THE POSITION

MECI Palestine is seeking a Program Director to head the newly established MECI office in Ramallah and provide overall direction and oversight for the management and expansion of MECI’s integrated, multifaceted child-centered community development model and MECI’s Scholar Program. The Program Director is responsible for the programmatic and operational management in adherence with the relevant authorities and government requirements. S/he will take a leading role in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring of MECI’s community development model in Beit Rima Municipality; expansion and rollout of the model to other villages, ensuring the same is in line with MECI’s global strategic directions and overall thematic focus which includes children and youth education programs, women’s empowerment and community engagement.

The Program Director is the key stakeholder contact for Palestine, responsible for maintaining existing partnerships, developing new program initiatives, new partnerships and actively leading key phases of ongoing programs. S/he is responsible to promote fundraising initiatives, ensuring the smooth running of the MECI Palestine Program and its financial & grant management as well as the Program’s sustainability. S/he is also responsible for overall financial and human resources management of the MECI Program.

The Program Director will lead, direct and work as part of a small MECI Palestine team in line with the organizational goals and strategy. S/he will keep abreast on socio-economic and political issues related to children and youth in the communities that MECI provides its program and across Palestine.

In addition to leading the MECI team, the Program Director will also manage and support project staff (women’s association, education specialist, psychologists) and ensure proper coordination between them. S/he will deliver community workshops and awareness sessions on education-related issues and will oversee the work of the Education Specialist’s implementation of educational practices, etc.

S/he will be responsible for implementing MECI’s monitoring and evaluation system to measure program success and provide reporting to MECI. S/he will support MECI’s Educational Specialist in managing staff training workshops, attend project events like school graduations, community education workshops.

Required qualifications and experience

● A Relevant Degree combined with 15+ years of experience in managing education programs for women and children in Palestine

● Experience in leading and managing staff

● Experience in developing innovation in education practices, training and technical supervision in field of education with NGOs, preferably in a development context

● Experience in working on donor funded projects and compliance, financial and business management, leading and managing challenging environments with diverse issues

● Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

● Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office programs

● Proven track record as a leader, team player and mentor demonstrating flexibility, a passion for working with children and youth and a commitment to learning.

How to apply:

The position is a key member of MECI’s leadership team. Please note that the selected candidate must be able to start immediately, working from Beit Rima for the first few months.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume with three references to apply@mecinstitute.org clearly stating the expertise and passion you will bring to the position. Clearly indicate MECI Palestine Program Director as subject to your email. MECI thanks everyone for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Facilitateur du MOOC

Organization: African Virtual University
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

1. INTRODUCTION

L’Université virtuelle africaine (UVA), www.avu.org, est une organisation intergouvernementale panafricaine créée par charte et ayant pour mandat d’accroître significativement l’accès à un enseignement et à une formation supérieurs de qualité par l’utilisation novatrice des technologies de l’information et de la communication. La Charte portant création de l’UVA en tant qu’organisation intergouvernementale a été signée jusqu’ici par dix-neuf (19) gouvernements africains : le Kenya, le Sénégal, la Mauritanie, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Mali, la Tanzanie, le Mozambique, la République Démocratique du Congo, le Bénin, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Burkina Faso, le Niger, le Soudan du Sud, le Soudan, la Guinée Bissau, la Gambie, le Nigeria et le Cabo Verde. L’UVA a son siège à Nairobi, au Kenya, et dispose d’un bureau régional à Dakar, au Sénégal; elle a conclu des accords de siège avec ces deux États et jouit du statut diplomatique auprès d’eux.

Le plan d’affaires 2014-2019 de l’UVA a deux axes principaux: (a) Les services de soutien éducatifs; et (b) les services de développement. L’aspect le plus important du plan est l’augmentation des services de soutien éducatifs qui se concentre sur la livraison des programmes universitaires par le biais de la nouvelle UVA, aussi connu comme le projet d’Université à part entière. L’UVA prévoit de se concentrer sur l’accroissement de l’accès à une éducation de qualité sur tout le continent africain, en collaboration avec les états membres et les institutions partenaires.

L’ African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), est un réseau panafricain de centres d’excellence permettant que des étudiants talentueux d’Afrique à devenir innovateurs afin de conduire le continent à devenir auto suffisant en matière scientifique, d’éducation et économiquement.
L’UVA et AIMS se sont mis d’accord pour collaborer pour le développement d’un MOOC visant les compétences pour l’employabilité, dans le cadre du Programme de Compétences pour l’Emploi financé par le Gouvernement Canadien.
L’UVA est responsable de la livraison de ce MOOC, dans ce cadre l’UVA va recruter un instructeur. Ce programme contient 4 modules.

2. ETENDUE DU TRAVAIL DES CONSULTANTS

Le travail du consultant comprend les activités suivantes :

  1. Bien étudier le contenu du MOOC avec le(s) membre (s) du personnel de l’UVA compétents avant de le faciliter ;

  2. Enseigner, en ligne, le contenu du module comme indiqué dans la vue d’ensemble et les objectifs du cours ;

  3. Relier l’expérience pratique à l’apprentissage ;

  4. Maintenir une communication asynchrone ou synchrone en ligne avec les participants aux discussions en ligne pour les aider à atteindre les objectifs du cours ;

  5. Répondre, de manière claire et précise, aux questions et autres demandes des participants dans les vingt-quatre (24) heures ;

  6. Fournir une assistance, des réponses et un soutien réguliers, pertinents et en temps opportun aux participants en ce qui concerne leur performance ;

  7. Communiquer avec le personnel concerné de l’UVA par courriel, par téléphone ou par le biais d’un autre outil de communication en ligne, au besoin ; l’instructeur devra notamment fournir des mises à jour hebdomadaires sur les progrès des élèves aux membres du personnel de l’UVA compétents ;

  8. Aider le (s) membre (s) du personnel l’UVA en charge du MOOC à évaluer la pertinence et la qualité des modules dispensés et à améliorer la conception du MOOC;

  9. Aider à la révision du MOOC ;

  10. Exécuter toutes autres tâches demandées.

3. CRITÈRES DE SÉLECTION DES INSTRUCTEURS

  • Au moins une maîtrise en Gestion des entreprises, ou domaine en rapport, de préférence un doctorat ;
  • Un minimum de cinq (5) années d’expérience pertinente dans le développement et la mise en œuvre des programmes portant sur les questions de Gestion des Entreprises, de préférence dans les pays africains ;
  • Publications pertinentes ;
  • Connaissance de Compétences de Gestion d’entreprise pour l’Employabilité
  • Expérience dans la conception, l’enseignement et l’évaluation de programmes éducatifs en ligne au niveau universitaire ;
  • Connaissance et expérience des systèmes de gestion de l’apprentissage comme Edcast et Moodle ;
  • Excellente maîtrise de l’informatique (parfaite maîtrise de Microsoft Office, capacité à utiliser un logiciel d’infographie) ;
  • Connaissance des enjeux de genre ou sensibilisation à ces enjeux du genre afin d’encourager la participation des femmes à l’éducation;
  • Connaissance des ressources éducatives libres et licences Creative Commons ;
  • Maîtrise du français à l’écrit et à l’oral. La préférence sera accordée aux candidats ayant une connaissance pratique de l’anglais;
  • De l’expérience dans l’évaluation de contenus FOADeL sera un atout.

4. LIVRABLES SPECIFIQUES

  • Facilitation de la livraison du MOOC pour les compétences en employabilité ;
  • Communication effective avec les participants et le personnel de l’UVA;
  • Evaluation et documentation de la performance des participants ;
  • Evaluation des contenus de cours après livraison.

5. REMUNERATION La rémunération du consultant sera proportionnelle à sa formation et à son expérience

How to apply:

L’Université Virtuelle Africaine (UVA) www.avu.org est un employeur souscrivant au principe de l’égalité d’acc**ès à l’emploi.**

Cette position se déroulera à distance.

**
La candidature devra inclure une lettre de motivation et un CV détaillé avec : numéro de telephone; email; et les noms, contacts de trois références.**

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées à job@avu.org et doivent avoir comme sujet: facilitateurs du programme “MOOC Compétences pour l’employabilité”.

La date de clôture de la candidature est le 23 Janvier 2018 à 18h EAT (UTC/GMT+3).

Obs: Uniquement les candidats sélectionnés seront contactés

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Mali: Consultant : Innovative Approaches to Conflict Prevention in Mali

Organization: Institute for Security Studies
Country: Mali
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

The ISS is seeking to appoint a Consultant to support the development of an initiative that aims at supporting policy makers with evidence-based research on innovation in conflict prevention practices in Mali. The consultancy, from January-April 2018, involves extensive engagement on research outputs (especially through field research), analysis and writing; networking with relevant organisations, governments and civil society organisations, and providing presentations and briefings. The researcher will report directly to the Senior Researcher at Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Division.

About the Projects

The Consultant will be engaged in the following project:

  • Mapping Conflict Prevention Innovation in Africa is a project funded by the government of Canada, implemented in partnership with the Igarapé Institute. The project aims at supporting decision-makers and practitioners, through evidence-based research and advice, as a means to enhance conflict prevention practices in Africa, and

Overview of duties

  • Support the development of field research in Bamako;

  • Assist in the planning, preparation and execution of fieldwork in Mali;

  • Assist in the identification of interviewees, arrange meetings and conduct interviews in Bamako, together with Senior Researcher;

  • Assist in the practical arrangements for interviews in Bamako, including language assistance;

  • Facilitate contact with stakeholders in Bamako, through e-mail and telephonic contact;

  • Take interview notes and help compiling interview notes, with Senior Researcher;

  • Follow up with relevant stakeholders after field research;

  • Support Senior Researcher in writing 1 Op-Ed on the topic,

  • Support Senior Researcher in writing 1 case study report on findings of case study, including with its focus on gender;

  • Support Senior Researcher in writing 1 Strategic Note on the findings of the study, and

  • Assist in the development of other products.

Overview of requirements

  • Knowledge of human security in Mali, with special interest on conflict prevention, peace operations and/or peacebuilding;

  • Experience in planning, conducting and disseminating results of research projects in Mali;

  • Knowledge of/and relationships with government and non-government Institutions in Mali;

  • Good research and analytical skills with publications record;

  • Good English and French language skills;

  • Constructively function within a team, self motivated, able to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines, and

  • West African citizen with in-depth knowledge of Mali

Consultancy will be until 30 April 2018, and fees will be paid based on pre-established donor agreement.

How to apply:

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at consultancies@issafrica.org. Applicants must provide a motivation letter and detailed CV.

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Morocco: Scientist – Crop Physiologist

Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Country: Morocco
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

Main purpose of the position

The Crop Physiologist will a play a lead role in running the ICARDA Crop physiology laboratory and will lead ongoing research activities on abiotic stresses physiology for agricultural research in ICARDA mandated crops, with a special focus on developing a better understanding of physiological stress adaptation and trait discovery across cereals and legumes.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities

  • Lead the ICARDA Crop Physiology Laboratory that groups major physiological tools and equipment.
  • Undertake research to better understand the physiological mechanisms of tolerance to drought, heat and salinity on ICARDA mandated crops. Research will include reverse-physiology approaches to dissect drought/heat/salinity resistance mechanisms in drought/heat/salinity resistant lines, as well as studies to improve our understanding of root water uptake under drought as well as shoot traits.
  • Carry out basic physiological research on the putative key traits to a better heat/drought/salinity tolerance using well characterized materials in both legumes and cereals. The plant material that will be used to understand the key mechanisms involve gene bank material including wild relatives and RILs, transgenic materials and contrasting lines from the breeding programs, etc.
  • Conduct assessment of the contribution of key traits in the adaptation of germplasm to water-limited environment made across reference collections of germplasm (in interaction with the GRS and the breeding programs).
  • Manage the established drought precision phenotyping platform at ICARDA-Rabat.
  • Expand the current large scale phenotyping protocols (in controlled and close-to-field situations) established at ICARDA by focusing on enhanced expertise in image analysis, both infrared and visible, and remote sensing techniques towards the phenotyping of large number of entries to the benefits of genetic mapping/breeding purposes.
  • Continue the physiological crop simulation modeling activities for ICARDA mandated crops that can help to explore options for yield improvement resulting from genetic alteration of specific traits and from altered cultural management practices.
  • Use crop modeling to analyze and assess the value of physiological traits across a number of environments (Trait Discovery) and to understand genotype × environment × management (G×E×M) interactions. Identified desirable plant traits that may confer some degree of tolerance to abiotic stresses could be then incorporated individually or collectively into breeding materials.
  • Analyze data and publish scientific findings in high impact ISI journals;
  • Train young scientists in the above approaches and methods.
  • Contribute to institutional capacity building of national partners through training, supervision and technical backstopping.
  • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the Director.

Education, qualifications and experience

  • Ph.D. degree in Plant Sciences, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or a related subject.
  • At least 5 years’ post doc relevant experience.
  • Strong background and understanding of plant physiology, with a special focus on abiotic stress physiology.
  • Strong background in abiotic stress tolerance and phenotyping. Working knowledge on drought, heat and salinity tolerance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Proven publication record in ISI peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English; knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexibility/adaptability, and positive attitude.

Terms of appointment, salary and benefits

This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The first year will be probationary period.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.icarda.org/iea/ by 16 February 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women.*

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

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Kenya: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

Organization: African Virtual University
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

INTRODUCTION

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by nineteen (19) African Governments ‐ Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, and Guinea‐Bissau. The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host‐Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Intern’s responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in maintaining Petty cash book; completely up to date, including record of reconciliations.
  • Assist in reconciliations of the cash books to the bank statements and GL.
  • Assist in postings into Apogee accounting software.
  • Assist in Preparing withholding tax certificates;
  • Assist in Filing all Finance and Administration documents.
  • Assist in VAT exemption processing
  • From time to time provide support to AVU projects including bulk photocopying, scanning and binding of documents and any other logistical support;
  • The intern shall perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

COMPETENCE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity that is able to work in a team and make meaningful contributions to the team objective.
  • Good communication and sound report-writing skills will be an added advantage.
  • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting option;
  • Qualified CPA part II or equivalent in ACCA;
  • Keen and pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Possess Excel spread sheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Must be numerate;
  • Exposure to one or more computerised accounting packages will be an added advantage;
  • The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Finance Intern;
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment. 5.0. MODALITIES OF WORK
    The interns are expected to work from Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

DURATION

3 months
REPORTING
The interns will report to the Finance Officer and will work closely with the Finance Assistant.

How to apply:

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is an equal opportunity employer

The successful candidates will be appointed for an initial 3 months. This position is based at AVU offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

Application must include an application letter highlighting suitability for the position and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have FINANCE AND ADMINISTATIVE INTERN as the email subject

The closing date for this application is January 23rd at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material

Organization: Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

SUMMARY

Title: Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material

Nationality: International

Duty Station : Work from Distance (with limited field visit in Kabul)

Department: Integrity Building Program

Duration:100 Days

Duration:February 1st 2018 – May 11th 2018

BACKGROUND

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has over 90 staff members and about 400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial offices in Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Kunduz, Nangarhar and Parwan.

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

The objective of the Community Based Monitoring (CBM) is to increase people’s participation in monitoring of public services such as schools, infrastructure projects, trials, extractive industries and health services. As a result of CBM, the accountability of public servant and contracts to local community members is increased. This social model connects local communities, Community Development Councils (CDCs), private service providers and civil society actors with the provincial public offices in order to understand community concerns and support reform of the local governance.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this consultancy assignment is to:

  • Upgrade the CBM Toolkit (http://toolkit.communitymonitoring.org/) into CBM Guide which meets current scope and size of programs and explains the latest processes, relationships, methods and procedures of CBM programs in infrastructure, schools, trials, extractive industries and health services
  • The CBM Guide should educate volunteers, government officials and civil society organization on what CBM is and how all the five programs can be adapted in Afghan context

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To robustly review the existing CBM Toolkit and other relevant learning material
  • To draft an outline for the CBM Guide
  • To incorporate latest learning and management materials of the 5 CBM programs into the CBM Guidebook
  • To integrate additional useful learning material into the Guidebook in consultation with Integrity Building Program Specialist
  • To restructure the CBM cycle
  • To incorporate comments from Integrity Watch on the draft CBM Guide
  • To liaise closely at all times with Integrity Building Program Specialist
  • To write a detailed progress report upon work completion

TIMELINE

  1. Review of CBM Toolkit and relevant learning material (2 weeks)
  2. Prepare a draft outline for CBM Guide (2 weeks)
  3. CBM Guide development (7 weeks)
  4. Share the first draft of CBM Guide for Review (1 week)
  5. Incorporate comments and produce final draft (2 weeks)
  6. Submit the final version (1 week)
  7. Write a progress report on work completion (1 week)

DURATION

The contract for this assignment is 100 days period (1st February to 11th May 2018). The successful candidate should be able to take up the duties as soon as the contractual documentation has been finalized.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Post graduate degree in human development, social sciences or any other related field;
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience analyzing social structures and organizations
  • Proven and extensive experience in capacity building;
  • Experience in developing learning material;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Sensitivity to regional, political, gender and cultural balance;
  • A high standard of professionalism.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and competencies relate to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: hr@iwaweb.org. Please make sure to write “**Consultant for Upgrading the Learning Material**” and your name in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for applications is 24 January 2018 23:59 (+4:30 GMT). However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. P

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Kenya: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

Organization: African Virtual University
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

INTRODUCTION

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by nineteen (19) African Governments ‐ Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, and Guinea‐Bissau. The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host‐Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Intern’s responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in maintaining Petty cash book; completely up to date, including record of reconciliations.
  • Assist in reconciliations of the cash books to the bank statements and GL.
  • Assist in postings into Apogee accounting software.
  • Assist in Preparing withholding tax certificates;
  • Assist in Filing all Finance and Administration documents.
  • Assist in VAT exemption processing
  • From time to time provide support to AVU projects including bulk photocopying, scanning and binding of documents and any other logistical support;
  • The intern shall perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

COMPETENCE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity that is able to work in a team and make meaningful contributions to the team objective.
  • Good communication and sound report-writing skills will be an added advantage.
  • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting option;
  • Qualified CPA part II or equivalent in ACCA;
  • Keen and pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Possess Excel spread sheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Must be numerate;
  • Exposure to one or more computerised accounting packages will be an added advantage;
  • The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Finance Intern;
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment. 5.0. MODALITIES OF WORK
    The interns are expected to work from Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

DURATION

3 months
REPORTING
The interns will report to the Finance Officer and will work closely with the Finance Assistant.

How to apply:

The African Virtual University (AVU) www.avu.org is an equal opportunity employer

The successful candidates will be appointed for an initial 3 months. This position is based at AVU offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

Application must include an application letter highlighting suitability for the position and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be sent to job@avu.org and must have FINANCE AND ADMINISTATIVE INTERN as the email subject

The closing date for this application is January 23rd at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Rwanda: Subject Matter Specialist (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Teacher Training Program (TTP), Rwanda

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Subject Matter Specialist (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Teacher Training Program (TTP), Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training Program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning. In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the Program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.

To launch this new initiative, we are in search of four (4) of the best and brightest experts, who are highly accomplished in either one of the four key subject areas, specifically Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology to give credible and sought after guidance to secondary school mathematics and sciences teachers. Led by the Director TTP, and with your passion for higher learning, you will serve as primary contributor in the implementation of training programs that will directly impact the quality of STEM learning.

As a Subject Matter Specialist, you will support development of gender sensitive teaching materials in either mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology, support training of Tier 1 and Tier 2 master trainers in mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology, establish and maintain up-to-date professional records of work, prepare teaching lesson plans according to the scheme of work of the Ministry of Education, carry out regular assessments to establish the extent of learning and arrange remedial classes where necessary and instruct pupils through a combination of teaching methodologies for effective learning.

Additionally, you have the aptitude to contribute to creation of a positive learning environment by organizing the classroom and teaching resources.

This is a part time opportunity (20 hours per week) based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

· A Master’s degree in education with a major in one of the following subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology; a PHD degree will be an added advantage

· At least 5 – 10 years of continuous teaching in a secondary school or college required

· A valid accreditation teacher certificate

· Thorough knowledge of the subject of specialization to inspire confidence among peers and learners

· Be able to use practical examples in the teaching of the subject of specialization making sure that appropriate strategies are employed to bring out ideas clearly

· Show strong leadership in and out of classroom, be able to control the proceedings with a purpose to achieve planned objective

· Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage

· Ability to tolerate working hours outside the normal work schedule

· Highly motivated and possess excellent communication, organization and presentation skills

· Possess a good command of English language, knowledge of French is an added advantage

· Comfortable in the use of ICTs for teaching

· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office with particular strength in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet

· Experience in use of cloud computing including common applications among them Gmail, Skype, Dropbox etc.

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Subject Matter Specialist TTP RWA**” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018.**

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Rwanda: Program Manager, Teacher Training Program, Rwanda

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Program Manager, Teacher Training Program, Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training Program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning. In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the Program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.

In this role and reporting to the Director TTP, the Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the overall implementation and evaluation of the Program including planning, organizing, supervising and implementation of the TTP in Rwanda.

As an experienced leader, the Program Manager will work with a multicultural team to actively contribute to Program Development, Coordination and Management; develop partnership & external relations, and, ensure the necessary monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to track implementation and outputs systematically to measure the effectiveness of programs, compile timely program level stakeholder reports including technical and financial reports.

This is a full-time opportunity based at the AIMS Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

· A Master’s degree in a field related to Education development, information communication technology, international development, project management, or social sciences; A PhD degree is preferred

· At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role

· A good understanding of and or experience in the area of education and development in Africa, with a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is an added advantage

· A knowledge of ICTs use in teaching of STEM is an added advantage

· Experience in Result Based Management (RBM), Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MERL)

· Project Management skills and experience is strongly required

· Strong organizational skills including people management skills

· A self-starter who enjoys a dynamic work environment

· Strong creative instincts to develop new approaches and solutions to challenges with limited guidance and historical precedent

· Ability to make decisions and sound judgment

· Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage

· Experience in managing a multi-cultural team is critical

· An appreciation of or a training in gender equity and equality

· Superior interpersonal customer service and communication skills (verbal and written) to interact effectively with multi-cultural/racial/able students, teachers, Government officials, staff and the public are required

· Proficiency with MS Office, Google Apps and Skype

· Excellent communication skills and a good command of English, both written and oral. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Program Manager TTP RWA” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018.**

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Rwanda: Director – Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Director – Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training Program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning. In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the Program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.

Reporting to the Chief Academic and Research Officer (CARO), the TTP Director’s overall responsibility will be to work both independently and collaboratively with the Program team to offer leadership and oversight in the implementation of this Program. The TTP Director coordinates all activities of TTP as an integral part of providing top quality and consistent training for in-service and pre-service secondary school mathematics and sciences teachers to enhance the learning outcomes for students.

As a passionate, life-long academic professional, you will be relied on to inspire and guide a team of like-minded specialists, in addition to academic and government partners, in the development of a newly-funded premier secondary school mathematics teacher training program to significantly raise the quality of teacher training of mathematics in Rwanda.

In this start up role, you bring your enthusiasm together with your track record of expertise as a trusted and credible champion of change, with an innate ability to build and nurture collaborative relationships with relevant government departments, officials, academic experts and the STEM teaching community to ensure the visibility and success of the Teacher Training Program. The Teacher Training Program is a new initiative for AIMS in Rwanda with significant opportunity for scale-up and to distinguish AIMS as an innovative learning institution that consistently provides cutting edge approaches to high quality mathematics education.

This is a full-time opportunity based at the Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

a) A Master’s degree in a field related to Education development, information communication technology, international development, project management, or social sciences; A PhD degree is preferred

b) Minimum of 7 years’ professional experience in program management in an African context with experience in leading an academic institution being an added advantage

c) Knowledge of use of ICTs in education especially STEM is an added advantage

d) A good understanding of the key trends and emerging issues in the fields of education, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and youth development in Africa

e) Ability to manage and develop budgets

f) Business management skills running the Program focusing on the interests of the stakeholders while making strategic decisions and directing resources prudently towards attainment of set goals of the Program

g) Demonstrable track record of writing winning project proposals in a non-profit setting

h) Experience of working with and an understanding of the requirements of major donors of AIMS-NEI including the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) among others

i) An awareness of major issues affecting Education in Africa with particular focus on STEM education and teacher training

j) Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage

k) Cultural competency to work with people from diverse backgrounds

l) Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work to achieve Program objectives

m) Impeccable interpersonal qualities capable of inspiring partnerships, communication, leadership, integrity, authority and judgement among Program staff

n) Leadership qualities that inspire Program staff into making performing teams and lead through vision and values

o) Excellent writing skills encompassing clear synthesis and presentation of ideas and concepts in both English and French

p) Excellent facilitation, communication and presentation skills in English and French

q) Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines

r) Ability to make decisions and good judgment

s) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work in multicultural teams

t) Results driven and motivated by a high sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency

u) Proficiency with MS Office, Google Apps and Skype

v) Excellent knowledge of English, a knowledge of French will be an added advantage

w) Readily available for extensive travel within Rwanda and potentially out of Africa

x) Available to work outside of normal business hours

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Director TTP RWA” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Thailand: Internship

Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

UNFCCC-IGES Regional Collaboration Center
2018 Internship Announcement
Job function: Research Topic: Climate finance and carbon markets
Starting Date: Flexible Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Bangkok, Thailand Salary: Unpaid

Background

The Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) Bangkok was established in September of 2015 by the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to provide hands-on support to governments, NGOs, and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific region to develop their mitigation efforts through capacity building, direct technical assistance, and strategic networking – sourcing the know-how and resources to drive clean development. RCC Bangkok provides support to regional stakeholders in the identification and development of potential Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities and programmes of activities, and in so doing create more sustainable capacity for future local engagement in the global carbon market. Since the adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015, we have broadened our role to also support the development and implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under that agreement, with a focus on markets and mechanisms.

Terms of Reference

The intern, under the supervision of the RCC Team, will support the implementation of the following activities:

a) Support to Climate Finance work
• Research and analyse the data related to various regional actors working in the climate finance sphere;
• Prepare a database of regional institutions (government, private sector, NGOs) working in climate finance;
• Develop an information seeking survey to be sent out to relevant regional financial institutions regarding their green investment portfolio;
• Support the team in data gathering activities and compile and present the data generated from surveys;
• Conceptualize outreach activities to establish links with regional financial networks, including but not limited to media outreach and web based promotion.
b) Support to market mechanisms work
• Track the regional distribution of CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific and research their operational status;
• Prepare a matrix of information by regional distribution, categorized according to where the projects are on the CDM project cycle, operational status, barriers, need of support, etc.;
• Prioritize focus countries from the matrix for seeking understanding on the underlying causes for the CDM implementation trends;
• Draft a questionnaire aimed at seeking feedback from focus countries;
• Support the team in reaching out to national representatives and project developers from these countries with the questionnaire and other channels of communication;
• Support the development of a knowledge product based on the information gathered.
c) Support to Standardized Baseline (SB) work
• Conceptualize and design a survey to be sent to national representatives seeking information on the trends and penetration of SBs in their country;
• Collect and compile country specific data on this subject;
• Support the follow up by other channels of communication, e.g. video calls
• Support the preparation of a report on this subject.

The internship will help the selected candidate gain significant insight into climate policy challenges in Asia.

Responsibilities

The work will include but not be limited to:

• Conducting literature reviews on an assigned topic and synthesizing such findings in writing;
• Quantitative policy research and analysis, including drafting reports and making presentations, on some of the topics mentioned above;
• Updating and maintaining stakeholder databases;
• Support the identification and mapping of donors and analyses on their profiles relating to our work streams;
• Planning and execution of outreach activities with various stakeholders;
• Assisting with outreach and logistical preparation for events organized by RCC Bangkok;
• Production of knowledge products and other related duties and back-up functions when required.

Educational Background

A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a field associated with climate policy (economics, environmental law, political science, international relations, natural sciences or a related discipline).
Skills and Requirements
• Fluency (oral and written) in English is required
• Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite and research databases is required.
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to compile data and present it in easy to access formats
• Innovative conceptual and operational thinking
• Experience interacting with a variety of stakeholders, including government officials, is an asset.
• Knowledge of climate change mitigation issues, sustainable development, and/or economics is desirable.
• An attention to detail and enthusiasm for protecting the environment are essential.

Further Details
Internships require a commitment of 5 days per week for 12 weeks. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Please make sure to indicate your availability.
Citizens of any country may apply. However, candidates who are not Thai citizens or residents are responsible for their legal status in Thailand. Neither the UNFCCC nor IGES are able to provide visa support.

How to apply:

Please submit the following with your application

  • an updated resume,
  • a detailed cover letter explaining your interests, your experience, and what you hope to gain through an internship,
  • a list of publications if applicable
  • and, a writing sample, 2-5 pages in length, can be part of a longer paper.

Electronic submissions to Ms. Ariel Yu at the email address yu@iges.or.jp are preferred.

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Indonesia: National Partner in Indonesia for Consultancy Services in MNH

Organization: Human Development Research Centre
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) is preparing a bid in the field of Maternal , Child and Neonatal health, in Indonesia titled, “Institutional consultancy to conduct formative research on newborn and young child care with a focus on possible serious bacterial infection and pneumonia”. The proposed study areas include two health centers in each of 7 districts in Indonesia namely Jayapura (Papua) and Tidore (North Maluku), Sorong (West Papua), Central Maluku (Maluku), TTS (NTT), Klaten (Central Java) and Gresik (East Java). The aim is to explore newborn and young child care seeking behaviors and quality of care issues, in order to inform the development of appropriate responses, including design for a social behavior change strategy and messages alongside optimizing quality improvement efforts. The three pronged objectives are: (i) to undertake a landscape assessment covering key aspects of newborn and young child care, under the Essential Newborn Care and IMNCI framework, and with a special emphasis on PSBI and pneumonia; (ii) analyse quality of care in health facilities delivered to sick newborns and young children, including assessing IMNC (emphasizing PSBI and pneumonia); and (iii) conduct formative research in in the selected districts namely Jayapura (Papua) and Tidore (North Maluku), Sorong (West Papua), Central Maluku (Maluku), TTS (NTT), Klaten (Central Java) and Gresik (East Java)
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Information about HDRC is available at www.hdrc-bd.com . In this connection HDRC is looking for a national research institution/academic organization/university/firms/NGOs having at least 5 years of research/consultancy experience in the field of reproductive health. Preference will be given to those who have higher experience and substantial exposoure in maternal, child and neonatal health.

How to apply:

Interested organizations are requested to contact Avijit Poddar, PhD, Director Research, HDRC at avijitpoddar@hdrc-bd.com by 22 January 2018 with profile of the organization.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Advisor – Anglophone

Organization: Imperial College London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Programme Advisor – Anglophone

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Salary: £35,850 – £44,220 per annum

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eliminating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm).

SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up deworming programs. SCI solicits grants from large funders, identifies country recipients, provides funding to governments for government-implemented programs, provides advisory support and conducts research and analysis on the outcomes of the projects.

We are seeking a Programme Advisor – Anglophone to be responsible for the provision of all technical assistance required to support endemic Country Programme Managers within their Ministry of Health and/or Education to implement mass drug administration (MDA) programmes for the control of neglected tropical diseases, specifically schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths.

The post holder will ensure that programme activities are delivered in a timely, comprehensive and cost-efficient way by planning, finalising and executing workplans according to strict deadlines and within budget. Work plans will be developed based on MDA activity goals and targets, and implementing evidence-based interventions, as well as new technologies and practices. The Programme Advisor – Anglophone will liaise regularly with in-country NTD teams to ensure programme delivery in line with SCI objectives and Key Performance Indicators.

We are looking for candidates who have a post-graduate qualification in public health, epidemiology or equivalent, desirably, with language skills, both written and spoken, in French, Portuguese or Arabic. You will possess a strong understanding of health systems in developing countries and have practical public health field-experience, preferably in Africa along with experience in financial management (budget development, cash flow forecasting) and experience in report/proposal/grant development and writing.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 December 2018. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact Lynsey Blair l.blair@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants

Reference Number: MED00154

Closing date: 22 January 2018

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Communications Officer – Publications Lead

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Communications Officer – Publications Lead

Contract: One-Year Fixed-term Contract

Salary: £28,015 – £33,419 pa

Location: London

Ref: HPG/02/18

ODI is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice and policy-focused dissemination and debate.

The Humanitarian Policy Group is one of the world’s leading teams working on humanitarian issues and is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice. The Risk and Resilience programme pioneer policy-driven research on the nexus between new and emerging risks to reduce vulnerability and realise a sustainable future for all. Social Development explores the role of social norms and relationships in maintaining the cycle of poverty and exclusion.

We are looking for a Communications Officer (Publications Lead) to increase the impact of ODI’s humanitarian, risk and resilience and gender research among existing and new target audiences through the delivery of first-class communications, with a focus on publications (70% of time) as well as events, digital outputs, and media and public affairs support (30%). Experience in a comparable communications post, a track record of project managing and producing publications, and knowledge/experience of gender research, policy issues and agendas are all essential.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the development of publications, planning and developing outputs from concept note to publication, and helping shape the content to make them clear, well-structured and impactful.
  • Coordinate the publications production process.
  • Copy edit and proofread publications from the humanitarian, risk and resilience, and gender programmes and relevant cross-institute working groups as required.
  • Layout publications using InDesign DTP software, as required.
  • Brief and liaise with external suppliers, such as editors, printers or designers; offer advice and guidance on best practice in outsourcing such roles.
  • Upload content to the ODI website using the Drupal content management system (CMS), creating publication landing pages for new publications.
  • As part of the post’s general communications duties, work flexibly across the humanitarian, risk and resilience and gender programmes to deliver on a range of communications activities, supporting digital and multimedia work, events organisation and media and public affairs activities.

About you:

  • Substantial practical experience in a comparable communications post.

  • Track record of project managing and producing publications: planning and managing multiple parallel publications and briefing and liaising with external agencies and freelancers.

  • Experience of translating complex and technical ideas into compelling content for different audiences.

  • Experience of wider communications functions (digital, events, public affairs, media).

  • Good knowledge of digital platforms, social media and web content best practice.

  • Proven knowledge/experience of gender research, policy issues and agendas.

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills and strong attention to detail.

  • Confidence in typesetting, with DTP skills (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise tasks.

  • Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures.

Closing date: 04 February 2018

Interview date: Week Commencing 12 February 2018

ODI can only sponsor (research/senior) positions requiring a PhD, or where there is a shortage of applications. For this role, it is our anticipation that we will get sufficient applicants from the resident work force and we are obliged to give priority to those who do not need sponsorship when offering a job.

ODI is an equal opportunities employer

Charity Reg. No.228248

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Editor

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Editor

Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £33,420 – £39,896 pa

Location: London

Ref: HPG/01/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

The Humanitarian Policy Group is one of the world’s leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.

We are looking for an Editor to manage the publications process within HPG, ensuring the intellectual rigour and editorial quality of HPG’s publications and increasing the impact of the Group’s research on humanitarian policy and practice. You will ensure quality and consistency across all HPG outputs through accurate and appropriate editing and by ensuring that HPG staff are provided with the writing skills and support they need to create influential publications that reach their target audiences. You will be responsible for substantive and copy editing and proofreading a range of HPG publications, as well as setting and monitoring institutional standards for quality and tone of voice to ensure brand integrity.

You will be an experienced editor, used to translating complex material into plain English without over-simplifying it. You will also have excellent editorial judgement, and will inspire colleagues, including researchers, to have confidence in your judgements. You will have knowledge of the international issues relevant to this field of work, and will relish the opportunity to turn out first-class, well-constructed writing across HPG’s publication formats.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Substantive/development editing, copy editing and proofreading of HPG publications and other editorial products as required.
  • Coach researchers in writing compelling copy for different publications formats, such as policy briefs, executive summaries, op-ed pieces and blogs
  • Manage the development of publications and related products; work with authors and relevant stakeholders to plan and develop outputs from concept note to publication
  • Brief and manage external suppliers, such as editors, printers or designers; advise stakeholders on options and best practice in outsourcing such roles
  • Manage the publications production process with relevant stakeholders – producing production schedules, coordinating deadlines, assigning relevant roles and responsibilities

About you:

  • Educated to at least degree level
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills
  • Significant publications project management and production experience, planning and managing multiple parallel publications and negotiating with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of briefing and managing relationships with external agencies and freelancers, in particular briefing editors, designers and printers
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to shape content for different audiences
  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Closing date: 04 February 2018

Interview date: Week Commencing 12 February 2018

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Advisor – Francophone

Organization: Imperial College London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Programme Advisor – Francophone

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Salary: £35,850 – £44,220 p.a.

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eliminating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm).

SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up deworming programs. SCI solicits grants from large funders, identifies country recipients, provides funding to governments for government-implemented programs, provides advisory support and conducts research and analysis on the outcomes of the projects.

We are seeking a Programme Advisor – Francophone to be responsible for the provision of all technical assistance required to support endemic Country Programme Managers within their Ministry of Health and/or Education to implement mass drug administration (MDA) programmes for the control of neglected tropical diseases, specifically schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths.

The post holder will ensure that programme activities are delivered in a timely, comprehensive and cost-efficient way by planning, finalising and executing workplans according to strict deadlines and within budget. Work plans will be developed based on MDA activity goals and targets, and implementing evidence-based interventions, as well as new technologies and practices. The Programme Advisor – Francophone will liaise regularly with in-country NTD teams to ensure programme delivery in line with SCI objectives and Key Performance Indicators.

We are looking for candidates who have a post-graduate qualification in public health, epidemiology or equivalent with an advanced qualification in written and spoken French language, or a native French speaker. You will possess a strong understanding of health systems in developing countries and have practical public health field-experience, preferably in Africa along with experience in financial management (budget development, cash flow forecasting) and experience in report/proposal/grant development and writing.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 December 2018. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact Lynsey Blair l.blair@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants

Reference Number: MED00155

Closing date: 22 January 2018

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

How to apply:

ur preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Communications Officer – Publications Lead

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Communications Officer – Publications Lead

ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action)

Contract: 1-year Fixed Term

Salary: £28,015 – £33,419 per annum

Location: London

Ref: ALNAP/01/18

The UK’s leading think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

Founded over 50 years ago, ODI is the UK’s leading international development think tank, influencing and shaping policy on the major global challenges of our time. Our views are informed by innovative research, a global outlook and first-hand knowledge and experience from developing countries and emerging economies.

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is a system-wide network organisation dedicated to improving the accountability and performance of humanitarian action by strengthening the humanitarian evidence base through sharing lessons, identifying key issues and, where appropriate, providing leadership to find collective approaches and solutions.

ODI is seeking to appoint a talented and dynamic Communications Officer to join ALNAP and contribute to enhancing the impact of ALNAP’s research on humanitarian policy and practice by coordinating and producing its publications and develop ALNAP and ODI’s reputation and image through efficient and effective external and internal communication.

About you

The successful candidates will have:

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in the communications field.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to summarise research information in clear, non-specialist language, shaping research for target audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of seniority and in particular briefing editors, designers, translators and printers
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage and prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills
  • Ability to shape content for different audiences, particularly policy audiences.
  • A confident typesetter, with strong experience of DTP (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Publications project management and production experience, planning and managing multiple parallel publications and negotiating with stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter – ability to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to quickly pick up new software and tools; a willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong IT skills, with excellent knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word in particular)
  • Knowledge of current trends in publishing, specifically developments to support moves from print to digital publishing
  • Ability to use Google analytics for monitoring impact and reach of ALNAP.

Closing date: 28 January 2018

ODI can only sponsor (research/senior) positions requiring a PhD, or where there is a shortage of applications. For this role, it is our anticipation that we will get sufficient applicants from the resident work force and we are obliged to give priority to those who do not need sponsorship when offering a job.

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Research Fellow

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 13 Feb 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Research Fellow

Youth Forward Learning Partnership

Research and Policy in Development (RAPID)

Contract: Fixed Term until 28 Feb 2021

Salary: £39,897 – £50,466 per annum

Location: London

Ref: RAPID/03/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by bringing together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

RAPID leads the implementation of the MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Forward initiative Learning Partnership. The focus of the Youth Forward initiative is to link young people to quality employment or to start their own businesses in the agriculture and construction sectors in Ghana and Uganda. The Youth Forward Learning Partnership works across the initiative to develop an evidence-informed understanding of the needs of young people in Ghana and Uganda and how the initiative can best meet those needs.

We are looking for a researcher to take leadership on key projects within our portfolio, undertaking innovative research and analysis, and influencing the international debate through public affairs activities including publications, media engagement, speaking at conferences, and providing advice to governments and business at a senior level.

Specifically, this role will lead the Youth Forward Learning Partnership which includes:

  • Knowledge development – monitoring, evaluation, capacity strengthening and technical assistance for implementing organisations, and applied research
  • Knowledge sharing – within and beyond the initiative through initiative-wide, country and consortia-specific meetings, evaluation and research reports, briefs, and public events
  • Facilitating governance & multi-sector dialogue.

For the duration of the initiative, the Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Leading and providing day-to-day management of the overall Youth Forward initiative Learning Partnership, overseeing the fulfilment of defined learning questions, conducting quantitative data collection and analysis, and managing and guiding all other staff who are involved in the research, evaluation, monitoring, stakeholder engagement and learning components of the programme.
  • Liaising with the Donor and managing the financial administrative and reporting aspects of the partnership, ensuring the strategic and smooth management of work plans, budgets and relationships.
  • Leading all publication, communication and public affairs aspects of the Learning Partnership.

Research and Policy in Development Programme

The Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme works to improve the use of evidence and local knowledge in policy-making. This leads to better decision-making and better policies that can help transform lives. We do this by working with all actors to develop capacity for both policy influence and evidence-informed decision-making.

Our work focuses on four overlapping issues:

  • The evidence: relevance, credibility, legitimacy and reliability; the methods are used to collect the evidence; and how it is packaged and communicated.

  • The links between policy and research communities: networks, relationships, brokering, power and trust.

  • The context of the demand for evidence: how the demand for evidence from individuals and organisations is conditioned by the wider political economy of evidence and by institutional structures, cultures and processes.

  • The wider enabling environment: such as socio-economic and cultural influences, the power of big narratives and ideas, national and donor policies that shape how evidence is funded, procured and used.

    We look for outcomes in three areas:

  • Strengthened country policy-making systems: Evidence-informed policy-making is an essential part of good governance.

  • Smarter development organisations: Development organisations need to make better use of research-based and other forms of evidence to influence policy.

  • More relevant useful research and evaluation: Research and evaluation should be relevant and useful for policy-makers and development workers, to build smarter and stronger systems that can make change happen.

    Our work includes:

  • Research: including sectoral, country-based and theoretical studies, evaluations of policies, programmes, projects, and approaches, and normative research to develop tools and approaches, on the four issues outlined above.

  • Advisory work: to a wide range of organisations including multilateral and bilateral donors, foundations and NGOs, national and regional governments, research and intermediary organisations, and networks and other institutions, broadly at the three outcome levels outlined above.

  • Capacity development: for staff in all of the above organisations and institutions.

  • Public affairs and advocacy: reports, journal articles, journals and books; web-based materials, blogs, and resource-kits; public meetings, seminars and other events; workshops, training courses and mentoring; networks and communities of practice; public speaking and presentations at conferences; and one-to-one communication.

About you

  • A degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

  • Fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language.

  • A strong record of mixed methods evaluation and applied research, including knowledge of statistical and qualitative methods

  • Demonstrated practice experience of designing, implementing and analysing quantitative monitoring and evaluation in a programmatic or applied context

  • Extensive and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in international development, particularly related to youth employment and entrepreneurship.

  • Extensive developing-country experience, including first hand experience in subSaharan Africa.

  • Demonstrated experience and strong project and relationship management skills:

    • Mentoring researchers and programme staff

    • Ability to manage and work as part of a decentralised, multi-disciplinary team

    • Ability to strengthen cross-team working and coherence

    • Ability to encourage good performance and management poor performance

    • Ability to work and manage independently

    • Ability to manage difficult relationships with a variety of stakeholders

    • Intellectual leadership

    • Peer review/quality control

    • Financial planning and oversight.

  • Skills in negotiation, listening, communication of ideas, problem solving, decision making and conflict management.

  • Stata software skills

  • Experience with research ethics committees

  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities in relation to a wide variety of audiences.

  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach.

  • Excellent time management skills, including managing a complex and varied workload.

  • Experience in policy and practice-oriented research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports.

    Closing date: 13 February 2018

    ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Finance Administrator

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Finance Administrator – Finance

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £22,151 – £28,014 per annum

Location: London

Ref: FIN/02/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

**
ODI** (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

ODI is currently looking for a proactive Finance Administrator to support the Finance department. The successful candidate will be performing duties across both the Finance function, under the supervision of the Commercial Development Lead.

The post holder will ensure timeliness and accuracy of any financial adjustments that need to be reflected in the financial systems of ODI. They will also provide excellent customer service to all ODI stakeholders but particularly ODI employees, suppliers and customers as required.

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic individuals who are looking for their first major steps in Finance.

**
About you**

You will have:

  • Educated to “A-Level” standard
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience of maintaining financial data bases
  • Experience of working in a customer service role
  • Experience of accounting software (preferably Sage 1000)
  • High level of numeracy
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience of Sage (ideally Sage Line 1000)
  • Good customer service ethos and experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with a wide range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Willingness to cover for colleagues
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate peak times in the financial year e.g. end of financial year

Closing date: 28 January 2018

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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Haiti: Consultant – Haiti PHIA

Organization: ICAP
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Technical Specialist, Haiti PHIA, ICAP NY, the Consultant will be responsible for establishing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of ICAP’s activities in Haiti prior to the registration of ICAP in Haiti. ICAP will be conducting a national population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) in Haiti. The Consultant will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the establishment of ICAP operations in Haiti.

Grant Funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Support the establishment of a functional ICAP office in Haiti, following on required administrative and regulatory processes such as submission of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to MSPP, registration of ICAP in country and others as required
  • Support the establishment of appropriate physical infrastructure for the ICAP country office
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and supervision of ICAP PHIA project staff
  • Support the PHIA project with protocol development & implementation, submissions to national research ethics boards and regulatory agencies and maintenance of regulatory files, as requested by ICAP
  • Liaise with representatives from the MSPP, IHE and CDC to discuss progress of the project and to address any challenges or issues
  • Support communication needs of local and international investigators through the organization of meetings, conference calls, and regular interactions
  • Support the organization of PHIA meetings and workshops liaising with implementing partners and PHIA stakeholders, and internally within ICAP providing guidance to administrative support staff
  • Prepare progress and other reports and study documents
  • Maintain an archive of PHIA TWG meeting minutes and other technical documentation
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

EDUCATION

  • MPH or equivalent professional degree.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience in a logistics, administrative and/or operational management level position
  • Experience supervising project teams
  • Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Attention to administrative and organizational detail
  • Ability to quickly learn and master technical information and use it for project management and implementation

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in managing local and international stakeholders
  • Experience in establishing administrative operations in Haiti
  • Knowledge on Haiti health and research systems

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Periodic domestic travel throughout Haiti to support the planning and implementation of the PHIA Project

How to apply:

Please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title “PHIA Project – Haiti Consultant” to ICAP-Jobs-Haiti@cumc.columbia.edu. Please do not submit certificates online. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Communications Officer

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Communications Officer

Research and Policy in Development (RAPID)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £28,015 – £33,419 pa

Location: London

Ref: RAPID/02/18

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

The Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at ODI works to improve the integration and use of research-based evidence and local knowledge by policy-makers and practitioners for development impact. We work with researchers, think tanks, civil society organisations, developing country governments and donors.

We are looking for a Communications Officer who will enhance the impact of RAPID’s research on development policy and practice. The Communications Officer will work closely with RAPID colleagues, to produce a range of high quality and innovative programme and project outputs – digital, print and multimedia; coordinate events; and implement the programme’s external and internal communications strategy. There is also scope to provide advice on communications to partners and other organisations in country and remotely, if required.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting development and implementation of the RAPID communications strategy to expand our global reach and influence

  • Managing and developing RAPID’s output production and dissemination processes

  • Arranging policy engagement events

  • Coordinating RAPID’s digital communications, including digital platforms and social media

  • Monitoring outputs, messages and potential impact

About you

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in the communications field

· Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills, and the ability to summarise research information in clear, web-friendly, non-specialist language

  • Experience in publication management

  • Digital communications skills and experience, including: content creation; website management; email marketing; strategic use of social media; multimedia; and SEO

  • Experience of events organisation, including selecting panellists, preparing briefing and marketing and promotion

  • A good grasp of design principles

  • Excellent IT and data management skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work collegially with researchers, helping to shape research communications for target audience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Self-starter ability to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience of managing relationships with external agencies and freelancers

  • Ability to quickly pick up new software and tools; willingness to learn new skills.

Closing date: 24 January 2018

Interview dates: 1 & 2 February 2018

ODI can only sponsor (research/senior) positions requiring a PhD, or where there is a shortage of applications. For this role, it is our anticipation that we will get sufficient applicants from the resident work force and we are obliged to give priority to those who do not need sponsorship when offering a job.

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at [www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs](http://www.odi.org.uk/jobs)**). If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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Kenya: Laboratory Technician KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Jan 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

JOB DIMENSIONS

To co-ordinate and manage laboratory activities for the project, order reagents and stationary, develop and maintain standard operating procedures. Manage and archive samples in the lab, perform the laboratory assays and present data for analysis

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct experiments, interpret and document results through the use of routine and basic laboratory procedures involving manual techniques or use of laboratory instruments.
  • Standardise, calibrate and carry out preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instrument.
  • Receive samples and ensure that relevant support documentation is provided and process in line with relevant QC guidelines; document sample and process information.
  • Liaise with Nurses, clinicians, health care workers and public in order to ensure that relevant samples are taken/ provided, resolve discrepancies and to communicate results in line with laid down procedures.
  • Participate in various QAQC, EQA, IQC and regulatory agency activities within the assigned section, including developing and documenting QC monitors.
  • Provide technical advice to researchers in the design of experiments.
  • Set up laboratory equipment and experiments and guide researchers on use of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare and collate results, update relevant databases and prepare reports as may be required.
  • Monitor lab resources and inform relevant staff on the replenishment.
  • Manage and dispose of waste in line with laid down guidelines including segregation and use of specified waste disposal facilities.
  • Continually comply with all laid down QMS guidelines/ standards/ SOPs and comply with all health and safety guidelines.
  • Supervise field teams as required including allocation of tasks and responsibilities to assigned field

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board
  • Knowledge and understanding of GCLPs and regulatory/ accreditation agency requirements
  • Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications
  • Experience in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) separation and cell culture techniques is an added advantage

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

  • Strong analytical and follow through ability; attentive to detail
  • Ability to follow laid down processes and procedures
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment **

How to apply:

To apply for this role please click on the link below:-

http://careers.kemri-wellcome.org/vacancy/laboratory-technicain-kemri-wellcome-trust-kilifi-kenya

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Zambia: Monitoring & Evaluation Director, USAID “Let’s Read, Zambia”

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

Introduction

AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.

Position Summary

AIR is seeking an M&E Director to work on an expected 5 year, USAID-funded “Let’s Read, Zambia” project. The purpose of the Activity is to target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The Activity will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Director will be responsible for ensuring robust performance monitoring and evaluation that supports the achievement of the program objectives.

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a monitoring and evaluation system across all program components, including review of indicators and development of monitoring activities that capture necessary data to report on results, ensure monitoring activities are conducted on schedule
  • Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to AIR staff, various external stakeholders, notably donors and partners
  • Be a primary M&E resource to the field office and field personnel; liaise regularly with AIR’s Monitoring and Evaluation team in headquarters
  • Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality data within deadlines
  • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities
  • Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Chief of Party and donors, as needed
  • Develop annual performance plans

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, education, or related field; and an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
  • Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight
  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as a project liaison for externally-managed evaluations
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Zambia is also necessary
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required

How to apply:

To Apply: Please apply and submit your resume here: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/10294/monitoring-%26-evaluation-director—zambia-read/job

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Zambia: Community Engagement Advisor, Zambia READ

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

Community Engagement Advisor, Zambia READ

Introduction

AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.

Position Summary

AIR is seeking a Community Engagement Advisor to work on an expected 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. Let’s Read Zambia will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The Activity will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

The Community Engagement Advisor will provide leadership and technical assistance in community engagement activities to implement better education initiatives within the Zambian education system and to build local community champions for literacy. This will include:

· Developing and implementing a strategy for involvement of local communities, schools, local educational authority and the project into improving education in Zambia with specific focus on literacy

· Developing public private partnerships

· Working closely with community partners and maintain an active network of community-based and other local and national organizations with whom the project is partnering to increase awareness of, advocacy for, and access to improved education services

· Working closely with community leaders and school teachers to promote their active participation at all levels in strengthening linkages with community-based organizations and activities as well as with other key stakeholders

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in education, community development, or any field related degree relevant to the broad areas of community engagement

· At least 7 years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex, community engagement programs in the field of education

· Experience working within government education systems or in close collaboration with Ministries of Education

· Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality

· Strategic thinker with people skills and managerial, coordination, and organizational skills

· Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

· Experience working in the education sector in Africa, particularly in Zambia is preferred

· Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

· Proficiency in English is required

How to apply:

To Apply:

Please apply and submit your resume here: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/10274/community-engagement-advisor%2c-zambia-read/job –<

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Senior Communications Officer (Events Lead)

Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Senior Communications Officer (Events Lead)

Contract: Fixed-term until December 2020

Salary: £33,420 – £37,051 pa

Location: London

Ref: EF/01/17

The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

We are looking for a Senior Communications Officer to increase the impact of ODI’s research among existing and new target global audiences through the delivery of first-class communications, with a focus on events (60% of time) as well as publications, digital outputs, media and public affairs support (40% of time).

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development, casting and delivery of an ambitious and influential series of events, round-tables and seminars to increase ODI’s impact, in line with agreed strategic objectives.

  • Liaise with the Events Manager on upcoming plans and priorities to ensure that the events are coordinated with and complement ODI’s institutional events portfolio and strategy, and adhere to institutional guidelines.

  • Monitor external trends, hot topics and emerging agendas and pitch event concepts that place ODI’s humanitarian, resilience and gender research at the cutting edge of the current news and policy agenda.

  • Work with researchers to develop and produce innovative event formats, programmes and materials to communicate expert research and analysis.

  • Secure a diverse, high profile and engaging range of speakers, contributors and chairs, and effectively brief them to produce compelling contributions and presentations.

  • Support publications planning and production, including: creating and managing production schedules; supporting the development of key messages, narratives and compelling copy; commissioning copyediting, layout and design work; liaising with external suppliers; coordinating with the central publications team; adhering to institutional editorial, brand and style guidelines.

  • Support digital and multimedia work, including: managing and delivering digital strategies; managing project websites and social media accounts; creating and updating website content; promoting and disseminating online content (including email marketing); commissioning digital products; sourcing images; supporting researchers to develop blogs and engage on social media; coordinating with the central digital team.

  • Support media and public affairs activities, including: proactively seeking external opportunities and generating ideas to amplify research in media news outlets and influence international policy processes.

  • Monitoring products, messages and potential impact.

About you:

Experience

  • Substantial experience in a comparable communications post in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • First-class track record in delivering influential communications, with demonstrable success in convening high-profile events in the UK and internationally
  • Experience of securing influential and high-level panellists and participants
  • Experience of coaching/supporting others to present and prepare for high-level events
  • Experience of working with international networks and partners
  • Experience of wider communications responsibilities (publications, digital, public affairs, media)
  • Proven knowledge/experience of risk and resilience research, policy issues and agendas
  • Line management experience

Skills

  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and project management skills (able to keep your eye on the big picture and yet retain a strong attention to detail)
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Self-starter – able to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion, and to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/relationship-building skills including the ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures

  • Strong writing skills and ability to summarise research in clear, web-friendly language

  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice

  • Excellent IT and Microsoft Office skills

Closing date: 31st January 2018

Interview date: 12th February 2018

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 /0351 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248

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Zambia: Early Childhood Education Advisor, Zambia READ

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

Introduction

AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.

Position Summary

AIR is seeking an Early Childhood Education Advisor to work on an expected 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. Let’s Read Zambia will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The Activity will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3. Pre-primary (Kindergarten) students in all of the targeted provinces will develop oral language skills and emergent literacy skills to prepare them for successful literacy acquisition when they enter Grade 1.

The Early Childhood Education Advisor will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of ECE activities on the program. This will include:

· Provide technical programming, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation support to country offices with ECE programming for children from birth to eight years.

· Develop, adapt, test, and refine ECE products based on needs of the project

· Lead the ECE team in the development of a pre-primary curriculum with teacher guide, daily lessons, formative assessment tools, and supplemental materials based on country experience and the global strategy.

· Use evidence to drive activity design and improvement and develop innovations.

· Monitor new developments in ECE and participate in promoting the application of best practices.

· Collaborate on the adaptation and implementation of the MELQO assessment tool and other appropriate early literacy assessment tools.

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in early childhood development, primary education, or related field
  • Seven years’ experience in early childhood development related programming in developing country context
  • Experience in materials development to support ECE programming
  • Experience facilitating workshops for adults
  • Experience working with teams to develop technical materials and support research
  • Strong communication and training skills

· Experience working in the education sector in Africa, particularly in Zambia is preferred

· Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

· Proficiency in English is required

How to apply:

To Apply:

Please apply and submit your resume here: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/10275/early-childhood-education-advisor%2c-zambia-read/job

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United States of America: Senior Project Officer

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Implementation Unit, the Senior Project Officer provides broad managerial support to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs in a matrix organizational structure. She/he will have the responsibility for the successful implementation of all programs in her/his portfolio by developing deep knowledge of each project. The Senior Project Officer is accountable for all activities in the assigned portfolio of projects and must ensure a good working relationship with all relevant stakeholders including but not limited to Country Teams, Strategic Information (SI), Strategic & Partnership (S&P), Technology, Operations and Clinical and Training Unit (CTU).

Grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

Program Management

  • Support the strategic planning process for country programs, including participation in country program retreats, and planning meetings
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of multi-country program initiatives
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all stakeholders and ensuring that issues are presented to right team/ individual for resolution and closure
  • Manage the development, review and finalization of annual project work plans
  • Monitor project implementation progress, and identify and address implementation challenges in collaboration with country and headquarter staff
  • Coordinate provision of technical assistance to designated country programs by identifying internal technical resources and external consultants, and working with country teams to develop and monitor technical assistance scope of work
  • Manage the development of country program budgets and budget modifications, and monitor program expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budgetary guidelines
  • Monitor changes to the project scope, schedule and costs and report or escalate to the unit directors as needed
  • Adhere to the reporting guidelines of the IU including templates and cadence and work with country teams to ensure that the reporting requirements are met
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments, program reviews and evaluation activities
  • Manage the documentation and dissemination of project results, including preparation and submission of progress reports, presentations, and other program documentation
  • Support teams in the development and management of sub-agreements scopes of work and sub-agreement budgets, and monitoring progress of contract deliverables and expenses
  • Support country teams to develop and implement a plan for periodic review of sub awardees including but not limited to implementation, targets and budget
  • Perform a risk assessment of the projects by country on a quarterly basis
  • Acquire proficiency in organization approved project management and data analysis tools and support the development of new tools

Award Management

  • Support the development of proposals on a need basis as proposal manager
  • Monitor the timelines for all donor action such as prior approval, continuation application etc.
  • Prepare donor requirements package by driving and participating in the process with the relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure that the donor package is signed off by the PI
  • Engage with S&P after the submission of the process to close any gaps in information

External Relationships

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and Columbia University policies and procedures and contribute to the preparation and implementation of corrective action plans

Other

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business or related discipline

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating public health programs
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of USG policies and regulations
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing ability, strong interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in teams, as well as, working independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
  • Foreign language proficiency in French, Portuguese, Russian or Swahili

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires international travel of 6-10 trips per year with each trip lasting approximately 10-14 days

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please click here

http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=166571

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Asia Researchers (Myanmar/Philippines/India)

Organization: Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

The project:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a research project which records, publishes and analyses disaggregated data on violent political conflict. The data is publicly available along with information about the project at www.acleddata.com. The data is used for a range of purposes, from academic research on dynamics of conflict to informing diplomatic policy, and humanitarian and development work in conflict-affected contexts.

The role:

ACLED is recruiting 1 Myanmar Researcher, 4 India Researchers, and 1 Philippines Researcher to assist in the collection, review and management of political violence and protest data in these countries. Researchers will work 20 hours a week.

Collection of data is conducted by reviewing news, international organisation, NGO and security reports on a list of assigned countries, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will focus on coding events to provide holistic coverage of current political violence, ranging from protests to battles.

Review and management of data involves ensuring the quality, consistency and reliability of the data produced. The role provides team members with experience conducting detail-oriented tasks, and producing and managing quantitative data.

Specific roles and responsibility:

The roles will require 20 hours per week from January 2018. Candidates who are selected will undergo extensive ACLED training. The training consists of several exercises. Candidates’ exercises will be scrutinized and only those who are performing at the required level will be retained as Researchers.

For those selected, the initial consultancy period will be from January to June 30, 2018. After June, continuation may be possible, pending performance and availabilty of funding.

Following initial training and periodic meetings, most work is conducted remotely (team members may work from home, the library, etc.) and at any hours which are convenient, in accordance with set submission deadlines.

Remuneration:

Remuneration will start at 12USD per hour depending on experience / qualifications.

Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Excel (essential);
  • Fluency in English (essential);
  • Fluency in local languages relevant to country (e.g. Hindi for India) (preferred);
  • Experience conducting desk-based research;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in Asia generally, or country-specific studies is a strong advantage;
  • Skills to produce quantitative and qualitative analytical pieces and visualization of data (preferred);
  • Familiarity with conflict and actors in the relevant countries.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit ACLED’s career portal to submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications, experience and language proficiency. Be sure to indicate which country you are applying for in your cover letter (Myanmar, the Philippines or India).

Further information on the project is available online at acleddata.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.

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United States of America: Variable Hour Officer

Organization: ICAP
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Statistical Program Manager, PHIA Project, the Student Assistant is responsible for supporting the PHIAProject with a range of tasks, including reconciliation of map and listing data files, data analysis, testing of questionnaires and other survey tools on tablets, review of study instruments for consistency, investigation of new technologies, development of standard operating procedures, and preparation of reports and presentations for donors. The student will have opportunities to become involved with survey implementation activities in up to 14 sub-Saharan African countries. The Statistical Program Manager will prioritize tasks and assignments for the student, who will contribute to the smooth operation of the PHIAProject and timely completion of important tasks. The student will also perform additional duties for the project as needed.

This is a part-time casual position for a student. This position offers opportunities to learn more about co