Malawi: Technical Lead – GBV and VAC

Organization: ActionAid
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 09 Apr 2017

ActionAid is seeking applications for a Technical Lead on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence against Children (VAC) for the anticipated DFID funded Strengthening Access to Justice and VAWG prevention programme in Malawi.
The programme aims to strengthen the capacities of communities and institutions to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence against Children (VAC) and to improve the accessibility, responsiveness and accountability of the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi.
The Technical Lead on violence against women and children will be responsible for providing technical and oversight of GBV prevention programmes at community level. He/she will provide technical guidance on GBV across the programme, quality assure the technical quality of the work and contribute to the design and adaptation of interventions.

Person Specification

 Post graduate degree in gender, social development or other relevant discipline
 Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing programmes to prevent and respond to gender based violence
 Extensive knowledge and ability to provide technical support on GBV prevention, with a strong preference for expertise in social norm change and movement building
 Demonstrable experience of integrating gender and/or violence prevention into programmes
 In-depth understanding of child protection issues and child protection systems strengthening
 Demonstrable understanding of the political, socioeconomic and legal context surrounding violence in Malawi
 Experience in designing and facilitating capacity building and training
 Experience in youth-centred programme design and implementation
 Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
 Strong skills in monitoring and evaluation, reporting and presentation
 Suitably qualified Malawian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please submit an updated CV demonstrating how you meet the above criteria to: Access.Justice@actionaid.org Please note that candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and will be recruited on local terms and conditions.

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Colombia: Grants Assistant, Colombia Transforma, USAID/OTI, Colombia/Asistente de subvenciones, Colombia Transforma, USAID/OTI, Colombia

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 26 Mar 2017

Grants Assistant, Colombia Transforma, USAID/OTI, Colombia

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.**
Project Summary:**
Colombia Transforma is a program financed by USAID/OTI. Transforma provides support strategically aimed at achieving sustainable peace in Colombia. The initial goal will be to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Colombian government to implement rapid response during the first 36 months after the signing of the peace accords.

**Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide administrative Support to grant activities, under the supervision of the Grants Specialist (GS) and the Grants and Contracts Manger (GCM).

  • Organize, scan and archive grant documents as necessary.

  • Provide support in the maintenance of physical and electronic archives of the activities with accurate, updated and complete documentation about the program according to checklists and keep them updated in the physical folders, the Transforma server, and in the database of activities.

  • Complete verification checks (ATVs) for beneficiaries, consultants and subcontractors.

  • Help maintain an updated list of consultants, subcontractors, and grantees and

  • Help maintain an up-to-date list of consultants, subcontractors and grantees, and assist in obtaining and organizing supporting documentation on activities, including legalization of travel expenses and product supports.

  • Monitor the progress of activities, agreements, products under subcontracts and consulting contracts and reports.

  • Effectively serve as a liaison between the program team, the GS and the finance area team to provide the documentation necessary to issue the payments related to the activities.

  • Attend field meetings and other meetings and provide note-taking support as requested.

  • Assist with the grant award checklist to ensure that grants have been awarded correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Support the GS in drawing up grant documents and consultant contracts, reviewing travel legalizations, and tracking payments for milestones, products and travel legalizations.

  • Develop purchase requisitions (ARMs) in coordination with GS, Procurement Specialist (PS) and Logistics and Procurement Assistant (LPA).

  • Assist with special projects and tasks in support of the GS, the technical team or other staff members as needed.

  • Any other duty that GS or GM may determine.

  • Maintain absolute discretion and professionalism regarding all confidential matters related to the performance of their duties.

  • Develop and maintain cordial, open professional relationships with other members of the field program team.

  • Arrange travel at local or national level as required.

Requirements:

  • Professional or student of last semesters in administration or other related discipline.

  • Experience in administrative and / or financial management.

  • Experience in the area of grants, preferably with USAID programs.

  • Preferred English language skills, but not mandatory.

  • Skills in handling Excel and Word.

  • Ability to keep in execution and control several processes and / or simultaneous activities.

  • Teamwork and ability to work under pressure and with high workload.

  • Disposition to follow instructions and procedures

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

Asistente de subvenciones, Colombia Transforma, USAID/OTI, Colombia

Resumen del Proyecto:
Colombia Transforma es un programa financiado por USAID/OTI. Transforma proporciona apoyo orientado estratégicamente para lograr una paz sostenible en Colombia. El objetivo inicial será el de mejorar la capacidad de Colombia para implementar una respuesta rápida durante los primeros 36 meses después de la firma de un acuerdo de paz.

Objeto del Contrato:
El Asistente de Subvenciones (GA por su abreviatura en inglés) es parte del equipo de subvenciones del Programa Colombia Transforma. El lugar de trabajo puede ser definido entre cualquiera de los departamentos donde opera el Programa, (Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Arauca y Bogotá), bajo la supervisión del Especialista en Subvenciones (GS, por su abreviatura en inglés) El GA apoya al GS en la realización de las subvenciones, , incluida la gestión de las bases de datos, archivo físico y electrónico, , apoyo en la elaboración de documentos de subvenciones, presupuestos, modificaciones, certificaciones y solicitudes de compra (ARMs), en coordinación con los especialistas de compras y los beneficiarios del programa. Se requieren excelentes cualidades de comunicación orales y escritas, así como un excelente manejo de software.

*Tenga en Cuenta: Esta es una posición local. Solo candidatos Colombianos serán considerados.*

Responsabilidades:

  • Brindar apoyo administrativo para actividades bajo subvenciones, según lo solicitado por el Especialista en Subvenciones (GS, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Gerente de Contratos y Donaciones (GCM por sus siglas en inglés).

  • Organizar, escanear y archivar la información relacionada con las subvenciones y las actividades administrativas según sea necesario.

  • Brindar apoyo en el mantenimiento de archivos físicos y electrónicos de las actividades con la documentación precisa, actualizada y completa sobre el programa de acuerdo a las listas de chequeo y mantenerlos actualizados en las carpetas físicas, en el servidor de Transforma y en la base de datos de actividades.

  • Realizar la verificación en listas (ATV por sus siglas en inglés), de los beneficiarios, consultores y subcontratistas.

  • Ayudar a mantener una lista actualizada de los, consultores, subcontratistas y donatarios y colabora con la obtención y organización de la documentación de apoyo sobre las actividades, incluyendo las legalizaciones de los gastos de viaje y soportes de los productos.

  • Hacer seguimiento a los vencimientos de las actividades, convenios, productos bajo subcontratos y contratos de consultoría e informes.

  • Servir de manera efectiva como enlace entre el equipo del programa, el GS y el equipo del área de finanzas para proporcionar la documentación necesaria para emitir los pagos relacionados con las actividades.

  • Asistir a reuniones de campo y demás reuniones y prestar apoyo en la toma de notas según se solicite.

  • Ayudar con la lista de comprobación sobre el otorgamiento de la subvención para garantizar que las subvenciones se hayan otorgado correctamente y en forma oportuna.

  • Apoyar al GS en la elaboración de los documentos de subvenciones y contratos de consultores, revisión de legalizaciones de viaje y hacer seguimiento a los pagos de hitos, productos y legalizaciones de viaje.

  • Elaborar las solicitudes de compra (ARMs) en coordinación con el GS, el Especialista de adquisiciones (PS por sus siglas en inglés) y el asistente de logística y adquisiciones (LPA por sus siglas en inglés).

  • Ayudar con proyectos especiales y tareas en apoyo del GS, el equipo técnico u otros miembros del personal según sea necesario.

  • Cualquier otro deber que podrá determinar el GS o el GM.

  • Mantener absoluta discreción y profesionalismo respecto de todos los asuntos confidenciales, relacionados con el desempeño de sus funciones.

  • Desarrollar y mantener relaciones cordiales, abiertas profesionales con los otros miembros del equipo del programa de campo.

  • Hacer desplazamientos a nivel local o nacional según sea requerido.

Competencias:

  • Profesional o estudiante de últimos semestres en administración u otra disciplina relacionada.

  • Experiencia en la gestión administrativa y / o financiera.

  • Experiencia en el área de subvenciones, preferiblemente con programas de USAID.

  • Conocimientos de idioma Inglés preferido, pero no es obligatorio.

  • Habilidades en manejo de Excel y Word.

  • Habilidad para mantener en ejecución y control varios procesos y/o actividades simultáneas.

  • Trabajo en equipo y habilidad para trabajar bajo presión y con alto volumen de trabajo.

  • Disposición para acatar instrucciones y procedimientos

Solamente se contactarán a los candidatos que se hayan seleccionado para una entrevista. Favor de no llamar.

MSI es un empleador de veteranos y de EEO / AA / ADA.

Para aplicar: www.msiworldwide.com

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Switzerland: Operations Unit Internships (3 Positions)

Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Organisational Context

The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is a Swiss foundation that supports local, community-level initiatives worldwide that address the local drivers of violent extremism and strengthen resilience against violent extremist agendas. It was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014 as a public-private partnership governed by a multi-stakeholder Board which includes representatives of countries which provide funds, countries to which funding is allocated, civil society, the private sector, research institutions and foundations.

GCERF has developed a number of funding mechanisms to optimise its grant-making. GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism, which currently forms the foundation of GCERF’s work, operates in countries that have requested GCERF’s support and have established a national, multi-stakeholder platform (Country Support Mechanism) to assess the unique national challenge of violent extremism. This needs assessment informs GCERF funding priorities. Decisions to fund specific programmes are based on expert technical analysis and rigorous due diligence of potential grantees.

GCERF is currently working in Bangladesh, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali and Nigeria. GCERF is committed to empowering local communities. GCERF provides funding to organisations (Principal Recipients) which themselves form and lead a consortium of community-based organisations strongly engaged with communities to implement a comprehensive set of initiatives that address the local drivers of violent extremism and strengthen resilience against violent extremist agendas.

To enhance performance, GCERF supports and promotes the development of grantee capacity and learning, and applies a robust and pragmatic performance monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure mutual accountability, transparency and learning. GCERF is in the process of launching complimentary funding streams in the aforementioned as well as new countries.

Purpose of Position

Each intern supports the grant making and management, research and communications of a specific regional team within the Operations Unit. The Operations Unit comprises three regional teams who are responsible for developing and managing the grant portfolio and a technical team that provides technical advice and support.

Organisational Setting and Reporting Relationships

Interns with regional teams report to the Senior Grants Officer (the supervisor) responsible for the region. The Intern works closely within a core regional team of three persons. Each regional team works closely with other regional and technical teams in the Operations Unit, as well as in cooperation with colleagues in GCERF’s Corporate Services and External Relations units.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

In relation to designated countries:

Grant Making and Management

  • Support the grant making process through the following stages: the application process, due diligence, proposal development and grant agreement signature.
  • Work with the country team to support efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant making principles and standard operating procedures.
  • Support grant management processes to track milestones, compliance timelines and other deliverables of grantees, including regular reports, Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks. Provide support to processing payments to grantees.
  • Provide administrative support to your country team, such as file management.
  • Provide logistical support for the preparation and implementation of regular operational visits to beneficiary countries and related in-country events.
    Research and Communications

  • Monitor, conduct research and draft reports on designated countries.

  • Contribute to relevant documents and presentations to support decision-making by stakeholders, such as GCERF’s Country Support Mechanisms the Independent Review Panel, and the GCERF Governing Board.

  • Contribute to the preparation of external updates, presentations, and reports to support external relations and resource mobilization efforts.

General

  • Backstop and support colleagues in your country team and the Operations Units as requested by the supervisor.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Profile

Experience
Previous experience or demonstrated interest in the prevention of radicalisation to violent extremism will be an asset. Experience in an international organisation, the nonprofit sector and/or working in GCERF beneficiary countries will be an asset.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of technical and functional aspects of the position, attention to detail and commitment to achieving results.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of own performance.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve identified goals.
  • Planning and Organising: Develops clear objectives; identifies and focuses on priorities; monitors performance and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in relevant fields of thematic or functional expertise; contributes to the learning of colleagues. Education
    An advanced university degree in International Affairs, Relations or Development, Business or Public Administration, Peace-building, Conflict Transformation, or a related field.

Languages
Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French and English is required for the “West Africa Team” Position.

General
Internship Duration: 6- 12 months, on a full basis.
A stipend of CHF 1,500 per month is provided.

How to apply:

Application Deadline: Open until all open positions are filled.
Please specify in your application the specific team or team for which you would like to be considered.
How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/careeropportunities/.

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Netherlands: INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISER

Organization: North Star Alliance
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

North Star Alliance is seeking a dedicated International Fundraiser, who is very motivated to build connections with a diverse range of stakeholders, to develop new fundraising propositions and to reach out to (potential) partners for North Star Alliance.

Together with other colleagues in the African offices you work to raise funds for the programmes, clinics, operations and offices of North Star, following the priorities described in the strategic outlook 2017-2020. As a team player you easily build connections with a diverse range of stakeholders, including from a distance. You know how to connect with different people, how to reach out to (potential) partners, and have an eye for opportunities and detail. You are dedicated and have demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritise. You get passionate about the impact North Star has and can leverage bringing that across verbally and in writing.
The position is located in the Netherlands (Utrecht).

The Fundraiser’s main tasks will be:

  • Assume responsibility with other fundraisers in the regional offices for the identification, outreach and successful engagement with new partners
  • Bring in new sources of ongoing financial and non-financial (in-kind) support and donations
  • Successfully develop new qualitative and innovative fundraising propositions, with input and support from other team members with well-defined result areas, measurable results, budgets and impact that are linked to and aligned with the mission and strategy
  • Maintain relations, including reporting, with existing institutional donors (governments, multilateral agencies, corporates and foundations….)
  • Coordinate both the internal as well as the external proposal writing process, including deadlines, completeness, accuracy and overall quality

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Native English speaker
  • Academic degree in international business, social sciences, public health, communications or related studies
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Track record in institutional acquisition/fundraising
  • Experience in programme management
  • A relevant network for fundraising
  • 5-10 years of international work experience and cultural sensitivity
  • 3-5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience in public health
  • Support the mission and vision of North Star
  • Willingness to travel internationally frequently
  • Only applicants with valid EU passport or pre-existing work permit will be considered
  • The Fundraiser will report to the Executive Director.

REMUTATION PACKAGE

  • Dynamic international team and working environment.
  • Opportunity for growth and personal development.
  • Full-time position (36-40 hours) with initial appointment for one year and possibility of extension.
  • Monthly gross salary (based on 40 hours) between EUR 3500 and 4500 depending on years of relevant experience.
  • Secondary benefits, including employer’s social premium contribution, contribution to pension scheme, holiday allowance, holidays, travel allowance, if applicable.

How to apply:

In the recruitment and selection process, North Star Alliance is assisted by recruitment agency Aardoom & de Jong. For completeness: the selection process includes reference checks and may also include an assessment. Please submit your application via the ‘solliciteer’ button on the following website: http://www.aardoomendejong.nl/vacatures/vacature-international-fundraiser-3903050-11.html

We would like to receive your application including cover letter and CV before 26 February 2017
CONTACTPERSOON

A van der Giessen
vandergiessen@aardoomendejong.nl

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Serbia: Individual Contractor to support F2F recruitment

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Serbia
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

To support acquisition of individual pledge donors through face to face (F2) recruitment channel and ccontribute growth of pledge income.

Individual contractors “facers” are fundraisers and they are expected to be present around the UNICEF branded stands, or within the assigned locations within the shopping malls, to approach citizens and present them UNICEF”s work and convince them to sign the standing order forms for monthly donations to UNICEF.

The facers will be present at the following locations, depending on the approvals granted to UNICEF to position UNICEF stand and facers: branch offices in the banks, in the shopping malls (USCE, Delta City, Mercator Centar), in the most frequent pedestrian areas or in the companies.

UNICEF Serbia plans to will conduct selection process and to secure at least 20 suitable candidates, who will be trained for work in pledge recruitment and who will be engaged on as needed basis.

Start Date:

1 March, 2017

End Date:

31, January, 2018

Work Assignment Overview

Task:

Recruit regular donors through standing order payment channel by mobilization of private individuals.

Deliverables: # of pledge donors recruited through standing order channel to contribute monthly donations to UNICEF.

Timeframe: Monthly

Task:

Convey the message of UNCIEF programme activates and provide effective communication of the importance of sustainable funding through the private sector (regular donors) for programme implementation and its positive impact on organizational costs.

Deliverables: Private individuals are approached and briefed about UNICEF programme in Serbia.

Timeframe: Monthly

Minimum Qualifications required:

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

– Secondary school completed

– Eagerness to learn

– Understanding of UNICEF brand and general knowledge of UNICEF activities

– Understanding of marketing with ethical approach

– Good communication and strong interpersonal skills

– Approachable, outgoing, resourceful

– Adaptability as a team member

– Ability of adjustment in new surroundings and circumstances

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502831

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Niger: Niger – Consultant expert IDTR enfants separés et non accompagnés

Organization: COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale
Country: Niger
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

COOPI est une organisation non gouvernementale italienne, indépendante et laïque, engagée dans la lutte contre les injustices sociales et la pauvreté dans le Sud du monde et dans la construction d’un futur dans lequel soient garantis pour tous de bonnes conditions de vie, le respect des droits et la parité des opportunités. Depuis 1965, COOPI a réalisé plus de 600 projets de développement et interventions d’urgence dans 50 pays , employant plus de 30 mille opérateurs locaux et assurant un bénéfice direct à plus de 50 millions de personnes. En Afrique, en Amérique Latine, en Asie et dans l’Europe de l’Est, COOPI favorise l’accès à l’eau et le droit à la santé et à l’instruction des communautés les plus pauvres. COOPI assure aussi une assistance immédiate et à long terme aux populations touchées par les guerres ou les catastrophes naturelles. Le siège central de COOPI est à Milan (Italie), mais pour la réalisation des projets, COOPI s’appuie sur un réseau de sièges périphériques (régionaux et nationaux) dans les pays où ses activités sont plus importantes. www.coopi.org

COOPI au Niger

La mission de COOPI au Niger s’inscrit dans la mission de COOPI au niveau mondial : coopérer pour la lutte contre la pauvreté à travers l’engagement, la motivation, la détermination et le professionnalisme des collaborateurs sur le terrain. La stratégie est ainsi basée sur la collaboration étroite avec les Autorités et les partenaires de la société civile locale; la coordination et la concertation avec tous les acteurs impliqués dans le développement du Niger (Institutions internationales et ONG).

COOPI est présente actuellement dans les régions de Dosso, Tillabéry, Diffa et dispose d’une base opérationnelle à Tillabery, Dogondoutchi, Diffa et N’Guigmi.

Depuis 2013, COOPI intervient dans la région de Diffa pour apporter une réponse aux populations affectées par les violences et le déplacement à travers des programmes de prise en charge psychosociale et santé mentale, d’éducation en situation d’urgence, d’assistance en abris pour les réfugiés et les déplacés internes.

Localisation Géographique :

Phase de conception à Niamey, Niger

Phase d’activité et de formation à Diffa, Niger***Responsabilités***

Objectifs

Définir un cadre méthodologique pour la mise en place des activités de Identification, Documentation Recherche et réunification familiale des ES/ENA.

I/ Résultats attendus :

  • Assurer le renforcement des capacités du staff des projets de protection de COOPI sur le processus IDTR à travers une formation visant à renforcer et harmoniser la gestion des cas de enfants non accompagné et en élaborant des directives techniques sur la mise en œuvre des Principes directeurs de l’IA, en particulier dans les situations d’urgence.
  • Définir les outils de travail à utiliser dans la gestion des cas identifiés (ex, fiches de suivi des cas, fiche de clôture des cas).
  • Définir des supports pédagogiques de formation sur le IDTR à employer pour la formation du staff des projets protection.
  • Définir des procédures opérationnelles standard à suivre dans la mise en place sur le processus IDTR.

Moyens et outils

  • Honoraires consultant (budget prévisionnel en annexe)
  • Cout logistique des missions réalisées par le consultant (à la charge de COOPI)

Organisation et coordination

L’interlocuteur direct est la Chef de Mission et la chargée des programmes

LE COOPERANT COOPI

COOPI intervient dans des situations de développement et de crises souvent défavorisées et difficiles à gérer.

Le coopérant COOPI doit prendre la bonne décision au bon moment.

Il sait lire et interpréter le contexte dans lequel il agit et qui se transforme souvent très rapidement. Il est capable de respecter les valeurs de l’ONG, d’établir relations positives avec ses supérieurs, ses collègues et collaborateurs.

Le coopérant COOPI travaille habituellement dans des contextes multiethniques, ce qui exige de la souplesse et le respect de l’autre, expatrié et personnel local.

En considération du milieu souvent défavorisé et du poids des responsabilités, il faut posséder une réelle motivation, énergie et une grande flexibilité, disponibilité pour aller parfois au-delà de ses propres tâches selon les besoins de la mission, en utilisant l’expérience, l’enthousiasme et l’esprit d’équipe.

How to apply:

http://www.coopi.org/lavoro/consultant-expert-idtr-enfants-separes-et-non-accompagnes/

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United States of America: Technical Director for Strategic Communications, Arlington, VA

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Mar 2017

Technical Director for Strategic Communications, Arlington, VA

Company Profile:
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com .

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position.

Position Summary:
The Technical Director will support the development and execution of external communications and outreach efforts designed to proactively engage stakeholders and multilateral donors. S/he will leverage experience with supporting strategic communications initiatives, including leadership messaging, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong analytic, writing, and leadership skills while bringing strong technical skills in public relations, marketing and/or strategic communications. S/he will be familiar with USAID’s approach to communications/outreach and possess broader knowledge of U.S. foreign and development policies. Previous work experience with the USAID, MCC or State Department is highly desirable. Previous training experience in an international setting preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake technical work in the area of strategic communications on current donor projects.
  • Contribute to proposal work in the field of strategic communications.
  • Contribute to expanding MSI’s technical offering in strategic communications.
  • Serve as a resource to other technical areas/practice areas to incorporate as needed, strategic communications into project implementation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of strategic communications or a related field.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing communications strategies in a cost-effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute media outreach and events.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft information messages in various formats including success stories, website content, social media content and more.
  • Extensive writing and editing experience.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

PI96725124

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Thailand: VA 06/2017: Senior PSP Assistant, Corporate Fundraising (UNOPS), Bangkok (Thai national preferred)

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 06/2017

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title: Senior Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Assistant – Corporate Fundraising

Post Level: Equivalent to General Service (GS) – 5

Post No.: N/A

Report To: Associate PSP Officer (Thailand)

Section: Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) Thailand

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

Contractual Status: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement: 02 February 2017

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement: 15 February 2017

Availability of the Position As soon as possible

UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency and takes the lead in providing international protection for 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide.

Private Sector Partnerships Service (PSP) is a fast growing global division with offices in 19 countries across the world. In 2016, PSP recruited over 700,000 new individual private donors and our ambition is to quickly grow in size, scale and global reach.

In Thailand, PSP has been achieving outstanding results since its establishment in May 2008. Through in-house and outsourced face to face fundraising programmes, PSP generates the largest portion of funds that go directly to support refugees in Thailand.

In addition, UNHCR Thailand has conducted several campaigns and successfully raised awareness and interests in refugee causes among Thai people. Given the success, in 2017, UNHCR will diversify its fundraising portfolio and examine the potential in raising funds from the Leadership Giving (LG) sector; corporate, foundations and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)/Major Donors in the country, as part of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) strategies.

UNHCR is now looking for a highly motivated and driven Corporate Fundraising expert, with a background in either private sector fundraising, communications or marketing to assist the Head of PSP team to develop the Leadership Giving (LG) strategies and mobilize new funds from LG donors such as Companies, Foundation and High Net Worth Individuals and to maintain the exisiting partnerships with donors.

Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Associate PSP Officer (Head of PSP team) in charge of PSP Thailand operation, the individual contractor will assist in the following:

· Assist the Head of PSP to develop LG strategy for Companies, Foundation and High Net Worth Individuals in Thailand.

· Identify potential partners and donors from the LG sector in Thailand, and build up the relationships with the prospects.

· Assist to develop fundraising proposals for submission to the prospects in line with the leadership giving fundraising strategies and action plans.

· Assist in producing the annual plans including financial budget for LG fundraising programmes and execute the annual budget implementation throughout the year.

· Assist to maintain and strengthen the partnerships with the existing LG donors by providing daily care/support services to them.

· Assist to enhance the LG stewardship in line with the global LG strategies and policies

· Liaise with global and regional LG staff as well as field colleagues, when necessary to provide information and answers to the LG donors.

· Conduct preliminary due diligence screening research about potential LG donors, and process the due diligence clearance with the focal point of the global LG unit.

· Monitor market trends related to the overall PSP activities, particularly LG.

· Draft regular and annual reports to the LG donors in a timely fashion and submit the reports to the LG donors concerned after getting clearance from the supervisor.

· Process the donation confirmation issuance, upon receipt of the donations from LG donors and send it to the LG donors in timely manner.

· Process income recording.

· Attend local meetings, events and conferences related to the LG activities in Thailand, and assist to organize briefings, meetings and/or events for UNHCR to LG donors.

· Perform any other related duties that may be required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

· Thai nationality is preferable.

· Completion of university degree in Business Administration, Marketing, International Relations, Sociology, or other related discipline (in lieu of degree, 5 years relevant work experience)

· Minimum 5 years of professional work experience, including experience of Leadership Giving in corporate fundraising from UN agencies, iNGOs or international organizations, and/or major donors.

· Excellent knowledge of UN (specifically UNHCR) procedures.

· Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (in particular Excel) and Powerpoint Presentation

· Excellent knowledge of English.

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES

· Work experience in professional fundraising skills, and/or marketing skills.

· Understanding about UNHCR’s works and/or humanitarian issues.

· Proven skills in writing, drafting, translation and communication and presentation skills.

· Proven experience in research and networking with the LG sector.

· Excellent writing and speaking skills in both Thai and English.

How to apply:

Please submit your Motivation Letter, P.11 and Curriculum Vitae indicating the vacancy announcement number and position title to: THABAHR@unhcr.org

Applications will not be acknowledged. Only the successful candidate will be notified of the

outcome of the selection process.

P.11 form can be down loaded from: http://unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/p11.doc

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Partnership & Development Officer (Kosovo)

Organization: HALO Trust
Closing date: 24 Feb 2017

In an increasingly competitive and commercial environment, you will help HALO Kosovo identify new funding sources, grow links with development partners and seek ways to further articulate the impact and outcome of the programme’s work. You will be expected to produce a high volume of quality written material. Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will alternate between HALO’s Pristina office and the field office in Gjakova and travel to other regions on a needs basis. You will assist the Programme Manager with the oversight of a new operational manning structure and the planning and monitoring of progress towards the goal of a mine free Kosovo by 2020. Consequently, there will be many opportunities to become directly involved in operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Produce high quality and comprehensive donor proposals, tenders and concept notes, to attract potential new donor funding as well as maintain and grow funding from existing donors

· Produce high quality reports for donors

· Where instructed, provide continuity with HALO’s development partners and seek new potential partners

· Identify potential new funding sources

· Understand and analyse programme and country data and present appropriate and compelling information relevant for inclusion within HALO concept notes, tenders, proposals and donor reports

· Seek additional methods to articulate the impact and outcome of HALO’s work to describe its relevance to Kosovo and its people

· Where instructed, attend relevant stakeholder meetings and share information about HALO’s activities

· Support the Programme Manager with operational management and associated activities

· Where instructed, maintain relationships with donors in Pristina

· Develop and prepare programme publications, including presentational materials such as brochures, briefing documents, displays and PowerPoints

· Assist in hosting visitors to the programme

· Travel as required across the programme to fulfil the above responsibilities

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

· Graduate in a social-science subject desirable

· Background in development and/or aid

· Operational experience beneficial but not essential

· A good understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods to describe impact

· Fluent English speaker with very strong written English

· Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, able to produce content appropriate for the audience

· Strong numeracy skills

· Strong IT skills, proficient in use of Microsoft Access and Excel including experience using Access and Excel for data collection and analysis

· Good cultural awareness, able to adapt to working with different people

· A self-starter, able to organise and manage their own time

· A practical and adaptable person, prepared to work in rural locations and willing to live in close proximity with others.

How to apply:

https://the-halo-trust.workable.com/jobs/410230

Please apply using the following link

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Bangladesh: Grants Manager, USAID ObirodhRoad to Tolerance, Bangladesh

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

Grants Manager, USAID Obirodh—Road to Tolerance, Bangladesh

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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Proposal Summary: **
The anticipated, five- year Obirodh—Road to Tolerance activity will: a) research and understand the drivers of violent extremism (VE) in Bangladesh, b) partner with local organizations to pilot countering VE activities, c) challenge the narratives of VE organizations, and d) continuously evaluate and learn in order to improve interventions. This project will be based in Dhaka. This position is open to local nationals.

Position Summary:
The Grants Manager will be responsible for the award and day-to-day management and implementation of all aspects of the project’s grants program in close cooperation with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Finance Manager and MSI headquarters. This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that all grants and related procurement activities are conducted consistent with USAID and MSI policies, procedures and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the overall design and management of all grants issued under the program.
  • Ensure full compliance with the policies, practices and procedures relating to grant development, awards, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and grant close-out.
  • Maintain close coordination with grantees during execution of the grants, in coordination with the CSOs to track milestones, compliance, timelines and deliverables.
  • Maintain the grants tracking database and oversee accurate reporting and documentation by grantees to ensure achievement of grant and program results.
  • Prepare regular reports on grantee performance and signal any significant delays or other issues that impact implementation to the program development officers, M&E specialists and DCOP.
  • Provide training and support to potential grantees in the preparation of their grant applications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as business administration, finance or accounting.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant program activities in partnership with civil society organizations; at least two (2) years of USAID project experience required.
  • Experience overseeing procurements and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in programs requiring community-level engagement.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to manage and be flexible in difficult and challenging circumstances.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Bengali.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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Apply Here

How to apply:

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Guatemala: Grants Manager

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Grants Manager for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Guatemala. The overall goal of the Communities Building Peace Together (CBPT) Project is to diagnose and address social conflict in the Western Highlands, specifically focusing on and empowering youth and families, while building peace at the community and municipal levels.

The Grants Manager will provide administrative and technical guidance and support to the Chief of Party and staff on the design of grant applications, guidelines, and regulations for the small grants mechanism.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing advisory assistance to grant applicants and lead the review of grant submissions;
  • Analyzing and evaluating grant submissions for technical and budget soundness and compliance with donor regulations, recommending award actions to the contract team;
  • Coordinating the issuance of awards and maintain contract documentation through the development and upkeep of a small grants database; and
  • Preparing scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses regarding the small grants program.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable; Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least five years’ experience with sub-grants management, preferably in Latin America; minimum of three years working in international development;
  • Solid understanding of donor regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Ability to analyze technical and cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
  • Ability to analyze budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
  • Proven records maintenance and database management skills; and
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English and Spanish.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, click on the following link: https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*41660208B840B18C

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United States of America: Part-time Paid Internship in Washington, D.C.

Organization: B.A. Rudolph Foundation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Feb 2017

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation seeks a part-time intern for the spring and summer semesters to support its programs, events, fundraising efforts, and communications.

Position: Intern

Supervisor(s): Program Director (primary), Communications Director, Development Director

Classification and Hours: Intern, 20-30 hours/week, based on organization’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability

Location: Intern will reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; internship will take place in a teleworking format; work space will not be provided

Compensation: $13/hour for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program; $15/hour for students currently enrolled in a graduate program

Start Date: ASAP with a target start date of Feb 15, 2017

End Date: August 2017

Background: The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting women through scholarships, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The Foundation currently provides three scholarships covering living expenses for summer interns in public service and STEM fields, as well as an endowment at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service for an annual full academic scholarship. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is the only non-academic organization supporting young women in this manner.

We are entering a period of exciting growth in our programs, outreach and support of young women, requiring increased assistance on multiple projects, including but not limited to scholarship application season, communications and social media, and development strategies.

Job Description: The intern will gain experience working for a small but growing non-profit organization, providing support to the Foundation’s programs, events, communications, fundraising efforts, and general administrative tasks. Hours and tasks will vary based on organization’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability, likely 20 hours during the spring and 30 hours during the summer.

Programs (50%, primarily in the spring):

  • Support the administrative aspects of scholarship application season, including but not limited to: monitoring the general email account, responding to applicant questions, saving letters of recommendation, and preparing scholar onboarding materials
  • Assist in the assignment and pairing of scholars with mentors

Development (50%, primarily in the summer):

  • Assist the Development Director with early-stage planning of annual fundraiser
  • Help launch newly planned fundraising strategies based on Foundation’s strategic and fundraising planning

Events (25%, ongoing throughout spring and summer):

  • Participate in a weekly conference call with staff and Board members, held Monday evenings
  • Help plan the Foundation’s annual Welcome BBQ for 2017 scholars, to be held in June
  • Coordinate and attend bi-weekly summer outings with scholars throughout the summer

Communications (25%, ongoing throughout spring and summer):

  • Work with the Communications Director in drafting and posting social media and web content

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have a passion for the Foundation’s mission, prior administrative experience, familiarity with program coordination, event planning, and/or communications, and be comfortable with a teleworking environment. Work space and benefits not provided. Required qualifications include:

  • Currently enrolled in a higher education institution, working towards a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where the Foundation is based
  • Knowledge of Gmail, Google Docs, MS Word, Excel
  • Ability to work independently in a teleworking environment while contributing to an overall team effort
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities quickly and effectively; strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional skills, not required:

  • Previous experience posting to social media platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Hootsuite) in a professional capacity
  • Prior experience with WordPress or similar website platform
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact, or the Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Previous fundraising experience a plus, particularly in grant research and writing

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching applicants from a broad spectrum of qualified people. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should email both a resume and cover letter to Info@BARudolphFoundation.org by 5 pm, ET on Monday, February 6. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how they relate to the internship. Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview to be held in the DC area.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should email both a resume and cover letter to Info@BARudolphFoundation.org by 5 pm, ET on Monday, February 6. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how they relate to the internship. Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview to be held in the DC area.

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United States of America: Senior Proposal Writer (USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Projects)

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG) is seeking an experienced Senior Proposal Writer to assist our Business Development Unit in the writing of winning proposals for monitoring, evaluation and learning activities funded primarily by USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). This is a consultancy position. Free to those within Washington D.C. or willing to telework.

Responsibilities:

· Serve as the lead writer for the technical approach areas related to the sectors in which TMG works (primarily monitoring, evaluations and learning projects within education, health, economic growth, and governance/democracy/rights)

· In collaboration with TMG’s subject matter experts, support the development of the technical strategy/approach for proposals;

· Engage members of the TMG proposal team to become familiar with the subject matter; critically evaluate proposed technical approaches to identify strength and weaknesses and suggest areas for improvement;

· Work with TMG’s subject matter experts to translate technical solutions/approaches and strategies into a clearly articulated, compelling, and compliant proposal document that is well written;

· Develop proposal content that addresses/comply with the requirements outlined in the solicitation, scores well in terms of the evaluation criteria, and incorporates win themes and other strategies developed by the proposal team; and

· Work with the TMG team on developing appropriate graphics for inclusion in the proposal.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Five years’ experience writing winning successful proposals for clients to submit to USAID and/or other donors across multiple technical areas;

· Strong expertise and understanding of the conduct of USAID performance and impact evaluations and developing performance monitoring plans and M&E plans

· Strong conceptual, analytical, writing and editing skills, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise narratives;

· Knowledge of competitive proposal processes and the role of a proposal writer in those processes;

· Strong organizational management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, time management, adherence to tight deadlines, and the ability to handle multiple activities;

· Strong MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer skills;

· Excellent written and oral communications skills and fluency in English;

· Ability to multi-task, manage deadlines effectively, and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability and resources to identify required personnel for the proposal and align personnel needs with technical requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

· Technical knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following technical sectors: agriculture and food security, education, global health, and governance and democracy;

· Knowledge and understanding of cross-cutting requirements in international development, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, gender mainstreaming, capacity building and training;

· Experience in field-based positions in international development.

If you meet these requirements, please send your most relevant CV, and 1420 form to recruitment@the-mitchellgroup.com. Place “Sr. Proposal Writer Ad/(Last Name)” in the Subject Line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

If you meet these requirements, please send your most relevant CV, and 1420 form to recruitment@the-mitchellgroup.com. Place “Sr. Proposal Writer Ad/(Last Name)” in the Subject Line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Belgium: Grant Writer

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization which promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and in Brussels, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Search seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities.

For over three decades, Search has been a leader in implementing innovative conflict transformation programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and in documenting its experiences and evidence for the broader field. With approximately 700 Staff, and offices in 60 cities and in 49 countries around the world, we are a global organization which draws on local insight and in-depth knowledge. Nearly 90% of our Staff work in their home countries, and many more work in their home regions. Search’s programs are organized into both geographic regional programs and technical units focused on thematic issues (Media, Youth, Research & Learning, etc.).

The organization is an exciting and rewarding place in which to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic Staff, who are committed to its mission and values. You will be joining a highly motivated team with a good team spirit.

Search in Brussels

Search for Common Ground’s Brussels headquarters is a highly effective presence for the organization in the heart of the European Union (EU), the primary purpose of which is to help advance Search’s organizational priorities by engaging with, influencing, and fundraising from, the EU and European bilateral governments, which compose Search’s largest funding base.

Summary of Position

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) seeks a Grants Manager to be a member of the SFCG Global Finance team. The position holder will work closely with the Brussels office, Washington-based divisions and field-based teams within Search for Common Ground. The position reports to the Controller based in Washington, DC, and will support the work of the Executive Vice President, based in Brussels, Belgium. The purpose of the position is to perform financial management and accounting in a professional, efficient, effective, and compliant manner to maintain and strengthen the effectiveness of the award management life cycle and continue to earn the confidence of donors. The position-holder will assist in managing grants and contracts from the proposal stage to final award close-out, with the primary focus on grants from the European Commission and other multilaterals and European entities. This will include supporting the program teams to design proposal budgets; the preparation of periodic grant financial reports and invoices; ensuring proper management of grants and contracts throughout project implementation, including monitoring burn-rates and cash flow, and providing guidance on how to avoid disallowed costs; monitoring timing and completion of project audits and working with the program implementers to continuously improve the financial grants management and resolve any identified findings; monitoring compliance by reviewing supporting documentation for all project costs, both for corporate and field-based program expenses; and, in addition, will handle special projects as assigned from time to time by the Executive Vice President.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the assigned portfolio of grants and contracts from the proposal stage to final close-out;
  • Play the role of a team leader in working with the finance, grants, and program teams in the country field offices to ensure successful project implementation;
  • Contribute to the building of international relationships with internal and external partners;
  • Coordinate the designing of grant and contract budgets with field offices, ensuring compliance and financial accuracy and reasonableness, and submit them with recommendations for approval to the Controller;
  • Prepare accurate financial reports for timely submission to donors in compliance with the financial reporting requirements of the donor;
  • Maintain up-to-date data on the SharePoint Finance portal relating to all proposals and awards in the assigned portfolio;
  • Upload final award budgets into the system and manage budget revisions from time to time;
  • Manage exchange rate fluctuations proactively with the project managers;
  • Monitor spending in relation to budgets within donor specified line-item flexibility;
  • Ensure full compliance with corporate policy and donor regulations and stipulations;
  • Provide guidance to field offices on contractual and accounting matters;
  • Work directly with Regional Finance Managers and Project Finance Managers in Headquarters to ensure accurate and complete accounting on awards;
  • Monitor receivables, drawdowns, invoicing and collections from donors on awards in the portfolio;
  • Monitor audit requirements and support field offices as needed during the audit engagements;
  • Liaise (in consultation with the Project Finance Managers and Controller) with external auditors on the verification of supporting documents for program financial audits;
  • Support the Controller and Regional Finance Managers in capacity-building activities for field offices;
  • Mentor the Country Finance Managers in EU reporting and grant management skills.
  • Develop expertise and train on EU and European government regulations, specifically in the areas of financial policies and transfer knowledge to program and finance staff at Country level.
  • Prepare a Field Financial Grants Management Manual for Field Offices on EU grant policies and procedures;
  • Work closely with the Washington-based project and finance staff to ensure capture of and proper recordation of Brussels-based office costs into the organizational accounting system;
  • Process local payments for the Brussels office running costs under the direction of the Director, Financial Reporting, as may be required;
  • Assist with the Belgian regulatory review and support DC and Belgian annual audits, as may be required; and
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned from time to time. As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, auditing, or related field;
  • Minimum of five years progressive financial and/or grants management experience with an NGO in a similar job capacity;
  • Minimum of two years of direct work experience in financial grants management under the regulations of the European Commission, as well as other Multilaterals and Belgian and/or other European Donors;
  • Strong grasp of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and experience in compliance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • Experience with US Government grants and contracts management is a plus;
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively prepare budgets using Microsoft Excel;
  • Ability to monitor and report on project budgets, effectively communicate compliance with donor rules and regulations and aptly liaise with auditors on accounting and grants management issues;
  • Solid leadership and strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work well under pressure with strong attention to detail;
  • English fluency and French proficiency (including written);
  • Ability to travel overseas to SFCG country offices on short notice; and
  • Eligibility to work in Belgium.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits

How to apply:

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume through our Application System. No phone calls please. Please visit our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. This position will remain open until filled.

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Central African Republic: Chef de sous-délégation (coordinateur terrain) – Berberati – RCA – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

Contexte du poste

La Croix-Rouge française est opérationnelle en RCA depuis 2004. En partenariat avec la société nationale hôte, la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine (CRCA), la CRF intervient essentiellement dans les domaines de :

  • l’offre de soin : formation paramédicale initiale et continue, Renforcement des systèmes de santé, lutte contre les maladies transmissibles (VIH, choléra…) et non transmissibles (malnutrition), santé de la mère, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant, santé communautaire.
  • la santé publique : accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement, promotion d’hygiène, gestion des déchets, sécurité alimentaire, développement agricole et élevage, soutien psychosocial.
  • la gestion des crises ad hoc, en fonction des besoins sur le terrain : réponse d’urgence aux crises et relèvement (choléra, déplacements de population…).
  • la stratégie de la CRF en Centrafrique consiste en une approche géographiquement intégrée en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine (CRCA) pour accompagner les personnes vulnérables vers l’autonomie dans le 3ème arrondissement de Bangui et dans la préfecture de la Mambéré Kadéi (Berberati)

BERBERATI (préfecture de la Mambéré Kadéi)

  • Renforcement des systèmes de santéAppui à 8 structures de santé dans la sous-préfecture de Berberati
  • Santé de la mère, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant
  • Santé communautaire
  • Sécurité alimentaire
  • Soutien psychosocial et mobilisation communautaire

Le Poste

En respectant et appliquant les principes du mouvement CR/CR (Humanité, Impartialité, Neutralité, Indépendance, Volontariat, Unité et Universalité), et sous l’autorité du chef de délégation basé à Bangui, le chef de sous-délégation a pour objectifs :

  • de représenter la CRF auprès des autorités, des bénéficiaires et des partenaires impliqués dans la zone
  • de garantir la coordination et le suivi des projets de la sous-délégation, ainsi que le partage d’information avec les autres acteurs humanitaires et partenaires de terrain, spécifiquement avec les membres du Mouvement CR/CR
  • de réorienter si besoin les projets en fonction des contraintes terrain, en collaboration avec les chefs de projet et en concertation avec la Croix-Rouge de la République Centrafricaine (CRCA)
  • de maintenir le positionnement stratégique de la CRF, la garantie de qualité des actions mises en oeuvre dans ses domaines de compétences, au sein de la sous-délégation de Berberati

Le chef de sous-délégation est le garant du respect des procédures internes de la sous-délégation de Berberati mises en place par la CRF.

LIEN HIERARCHIQUE ET LIEN FONCTIONNEL

Hiérarchique :

Travaille sous la responsabilité du chef de délégation

Est responsable de l’ensemble du personnel national et expatrié de la sous-délégation

Fonctionnel :

Collabore en interne avec : le chef de sous-délégation de la base de Bambari et ses équipes ; le chef de projet santé Bangui, les coordinateurs logistique et administratif, nutrition/sécurité alimentaire et santé de la délégation, le chef de délégation et l’adjoint chef de délégation et les services supports du siège.

Collabore en externe avec : la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine, les autorités locales et les autres partenaires.

Responsabilités :

La mission RCA applique les procédures internes de la CRF telles qu’elles ont été définies dans le manuel des opérations internationales. Le suivi de l’application de ces règles est à effectuer ainsi que des vérifications régulières de conformité des procédures utilisées sur la mission. Le partenariat avec la société nationale, la CRCA doit être renforcé.

Le suivi des projets en cours et à venir doit être mis en place avec une méthodologie adaptée, permettant un réel renforcement des capacités des personnels et volontaires de la CRCA, au niveau du siège national ainsi que des comités locaux. Sous la responsabilité hiérarchique du chef de délégation basé à Bangui, qui réfère lui-même au desk Afrique Centrale à Paris, le chef de sous-délégation est chargé de:

  • la coordination et suivi des projets
  • la gestion des moyens
  • la gestion de la communication
  • la gestion de la sécurité

Le profil du candidat

Lié à la fonction de chef de sous-délégation :

  • expériences avérées en management, gestion de projet et gestion de la sécurité (3 ans minimum)
  • autonomie, polyvalence, adaptabilité dans un contexte difficile
  • capacité organisationnelle et capacités de coordination
  • capacité de travail en équipe
  • permis de conduire
  • maîtrise de l’outil informatique (autonomie complète sur Word et Excel)
  • capacités rédactionnelles et expérience de rédaction de projet et d’élaboration de rapports
  • bon esprit analytique et de synthèse
  • expérience en administration, finance et logistique (obligatoires)
  • expérience en eau et assainissement (hard ou soft) serait un plus
  • aisance en communication et dans les relations institutionnelles

Lié à l’environnement spécifique de la mission :

  • rigueur, patience, flexibilité et capacité d’adaptation
  • expérience en gestion du personnel de cultures différentes. Très bonnes facilités de travail en équipe
  • patient et diplomate
  • bonne connaissance ou expérience du Mouvement Croix-Rouge (fonctionnement, mandats, etc.)
  • grande faculté de négociation

FORMATION

  • Master ou équivalent en gestion de cycle de projet et/ou gestion administrative et financière

LANGUES :

  • Français courant

Résumé :

  • Lieu de la mission: Berberati – RCA
  • Durée de la mission: 06 mois
  • A pourvoir: mars 2017
  • Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : le 03/02/2017
  • Statut : expatrié

La Croix-Rouge française se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce et de dépôt des candidatures. Merci de votre compréhension.

Pré-requis :

  • Passeport d’une validité supérieure à 6 mois au moment du départ prévu
  • Carnet de vaccinations à jour / aptitude à voyager

Pour mieux connaitre le mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, nous vous invitons à suivre deux formations en ligne, gratuites et accessibles à tous.

La réalisation de ces formations constitue un plus dans votre candidature :

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) : cette formation en ligne est consacrée aux principes fondamentaux et au fonctionnement du Mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge. A travers 12 modules elle aborde des sujets tels que l’origine et l’histoire du mouvement, ses principes fondamentaux, l’emblème, la Fédération internationale, le CICR et les sociétés nationales. Elle est destinée à tous : volontaires, salariés, adhérents ou aux personnes désirant en savoir plus sur le plus grand mouvement humanitaire au monde.

Stay Safe, quant à elle, est destinée à tous les personnels amenés à effectuer des missions internationales au nom de la Fédération ou d’une société nationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le cours a pour objectif de développer une culture commune de la gestion de la sécurité au sein du Mouvement. Elle permet ainsi une meilleure compréhension des principales menaces et risques que courent les acteurs humanitaires sur le terrain et propose des solutions pour en limiter l’impact.

Vous trouverez ces cours sur la Plate-forme d’apprentissage e-learning ouverte à tous de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

Postuler sur le site de la CRF:

http://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_croixrouge02.asp?newms=jj&id=72787&newlang=2

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Libya: Interpreter/Research

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 18 Feb 2017

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Strengthening the rule of law and security sector as a key component of restoring the basic functionality of government in fragile and conflict-affected settings is a cornerstone of UNDP’s efforts to achieve sustainable human development, and eradicate poverty. The UNDP Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes this engagement by stressing that the rule of law, justice and security are key for sustainable development, peace building and state building, especially in settings affected by crisis, conflict, or political transition. Five years after the 17 February 2011 revolution, Libya continues to experience significant political instability, insecurity, and economic disruption.

The challenges faced by the Libyan state in restoring the rule of law range from security challenges of porous borders, insecurity, criminality and violence, proliferation of weapons and non-state security actors; human rights challenges such as targeted threats and attacks, including extrajudicial execution, abductions, torture, ill-treatment, of human rights defenders and civil society activists (particularly women) as well as members of the judiciary and law enforcement; justice sector challenges such as the lack of an independent and impartial judiciary, corruption and nepotism, limited capacities of justice institutions and lack of coherence of the overall legal framework. The situation of detainees, conflict-related detainees as well as migrants held in detention facilities, is particularly precarious with limited capacities in the corrections sector, including of personnel and supplies (medical, food, etc.), little or no oversight over the conditions of detention in many state-run as well as un-official detention centers, and the lack of access to justice for the detainees who are held without trial and with no clear recourse to a justice mechanism.

The overall situation is further affected by a culture of impunity and lack of accountability inherited from the Gaddafi era. Weak institutions which lacked the trust and confidence of the population have been further undermined because of the conflict since 2014 – fear of reprisals as well as damage to infrastructure, loss of staff and limited availability of budgetary resources have also compounded the ability of the justice sector to deliver services. In addition, transitional justice mechanisms to ensure accountability for past abuses and mechanisms to gather information on missing persons have yet to be operational. With limited ability of the state structures to deliver justice services, increasingly Libyans have turned to informal and traditional mechanisms to resolve disputes, which, while closer and more easily accessible to the population, sometimes run the risk of not being in line with international standards or national laws.

The Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord in its Vision and National Programme of the Government of National Accord (May 2016) articulates the importance of establishing the rule of law as the foundation for advancement of the Libyan state. The strategy recognizes the importance of redressing grievances and establishing justice and respect for human rights. Particularly it notes the need to establish an independent and effective judiciary by ensuring that it is well protected from outside influence and threats, addressing the challenges of pre-trial detainees by releasing them or referring them to the justice system, closing down un-official detention centers and using only official correctional facilities, supporting the national human rights institution, empowering women, and promoting transparency and accountability.

In order to support the GNA in achieving its vision in upholding the rule of law and human rights and ensuring access to justice, UNDP in collaboration with UNSMIL will need to establish a baseline understanding of the current functioning of the justice sector. It will be necessary to a) understand the overall rule of law context and justice sector actors and institutions involved, b) conduct an in-depth assessment of existing capacities and gaps of the justice sector as well as map out the current demand related to justice services. The recommendations coming out from this assessment will be a starting point for additional technical support to be provided on rule of law and human rights by UNDP Libya to support the GNA vision on establishing rule of law and respect for human rights.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The strong emphasis on data gathering and analysis in the assessments make it necessary for the Consultant to have access to high quality interpretation support to complete the assessments with adequate quality.

Hence, an interpreter will be recruited to assist the consultant complete the Security Sector Assessment. The responsibility of the interpreter will be to:

• Collect and translate primary data analysis with formulation of policy recommendations. Specifically, the researcher will provide day to day support to the CGF assessment project with regards to;

• Assist in sourcing documents and monitoring reports of programs and projects implemented by other international development partners / with local government agencies

• Provide the Rule of law expert with interpretation and translation service as and when required during the course of the assignment

• Liaison and the conducting of discussion meetings with government and security sector stakeholders

• Organizing and translate focus group discussions with enhanced information gathering to add analytical depth of the assessments

Expected output:

• Support the Rule of Law Consultant to conduct primary data gathering and translation with formulation of draft policy recommendations completed

• Support the Rule of Law Consultant in the coordination and translation/ interpretation of focus groups and discussion meetings with relevant security sector stakeholders

• Support the Rule of Law Consultant to provide any translation and interpretation services as required for the security sector expert to complete the assessment

Project reporting:

To the project manager “Immediate Assistance to the Libyan Political Dialogue and Government of National Accord (GNA)”

Team management:

This role does not have team management responsibility.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

Master’s degree in English language, linguistics, or other related field and/or Bachelor’s degree in English language, linguistics, or other related field.

Work experience:

Minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Translation experience and/or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Law experience.

Geographical experience:

Minimum of 7 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Tripoli is an advantage.

Languages:

Fluency in Arabic and English are essential.

Key competencies:

Fluency in Arabic and English

Other relevant information:

Duration of the Work 10 working days from 1 February to 15 February 2017

Duty Station The Interpreter will be based, in Libya, for the duration of the assignment

A Master’s degree in the English language, linguistics, or other related field of relevance to the assignment and a minimum of 5 years work experience with translation and interpretation, preferably in post conflict settings; or

A Bachelor degree in the English language, linguistics, or other related field of relevance to the assignment and a minimum of 7 years work experience with translation and interpretation, preferably in post conflict settings; or

Experience providing translation and interpretation services related to governance, justice sector, human rights and the security sector in Libya rule of law sector

Experience in bi lateral and multilateral donor projects

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001o0oA

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United States of America: Major Gifts Officer / Director

Organization: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Primary Purpose of Position:

HIAS seeks a Major Gifts Officer/ Director to be responsible for planning, coordinating, designing and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals making $1000+ gifts to HIAS. S/he works directly with the Vice President for External Affairs, board members, the development team and senior management, and is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization.

Essential Functions:

• Sets annual $1000+ giving goals with the VP of External Affairs and identifies opportunities and strategies for achieving new and increased gifts.
• Conducts a significant number of qualified contacts per month with donors or prospects to strengthen donor relationships for long term support.
• Works collaboratively with the development and program teams to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.
• Develops and executes ongoing strategies for qualifying prospects and moving them to donor status using tools such as small cultivation events, community networking and one-on-one meetings.
• Assists in other development, communication and external affairs projects, as assigned.
• Maintains ongoing familiarity of specific opportunities within US and international OECD/DAC donors and UN organizations that align with HIAS’ priorities.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree required; Graduate degree in Communications, English or another relevant field preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in proposal development, and grant writing.
• Experience in researching and identifying major new funding prospects; progressive experience in successful development programs.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently and remain flexible.
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in fundraising principles and methodologies.
• Knowledge of the Jewish community and international refugee issues; strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising databases and prospect research tools; ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while being a team player.
• Willingness to travel and ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours.

About Us

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working in 14 countries across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

HIAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMPLIES WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS.

How to apply:

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to our website, http://www.hias.org/career-and-internship-opportunities.

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Somalia: Investment and Finance Specialist 2 postions – national only

Organization: International Resources Group
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Jan 2017

International Resources Group/ Growth Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods Project (GEEL), Somalia/Somaliland

Job Description

Title: Investment and Finance Specialist – 2 positions

Location: Mogadishu or Hargeisa (with regional travel within Somalia)

Duration: 1 year (Renewable)

Background:

Growth, Enterprise, Employment & Livelihoods (GEEL) is 5-year development project designed to promote and facilitate inclusive economic growth in Somaliland, Puntland and other existing and emerging federal states. The project is focusing on the agricultural sector, fisheries and renewable energy. Particular focus will be given to increase the participation of women and youth in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.

Investment & Finance Specialist General Responsibilities:

1) Work with GEEL Investment Advisor and Value Chain Leads in identification and prioritization of investment opportunities supporting broader GEEL objectives with a focus on key value chains/sectors;

2) Map, maintain, and manage a network of prospective investors from the Diaspora, Turkey, GCC, East Africa and elsewhere;

3) Support entrepreneurs looking to raise capital to develop concrete investment proposals to be presented to prospective investors (in Somalia, Kenya and further abroad);

4) Support other investment promotion activities as directed by the Investment Advisor;

5) Collaborate with the GEEL Value Chain Team to develop and implement outreach strategies to the private sector;

6) Participate in the creation of competitiveness platforms of relevant stakeholders.

7) Work with Somali banks and financial institutions to develop financial products and tools for various investment packages including loans, equity, debt etc.

8) Review and analyze business and economic viability of businesses that will receive GEEL’s investment and grant support

9) Oversee and manage relationships with other financial service providers and organizations operating in Somalia.

Reporting:

The Investment and Finance Specialist will report to the Investment Advisor

Qualifications/Experience:

· Degree in business administration, economics, finance, or another relevant discipline from an accredited university (Master’s degree or other advanced degree preferred);

· 3+ years of direct investment experience with experience in the financial sector;

· Knowledge of business enabling environment in Somali regions and experience working with Somali businesses/private sector actors;

· Proven experience delivering financial and business advisory services to enterprises in Somali regions;

· A proven ability to identify high-value partnerships with private and public sector stakeholders and to leverage private investment towards addressing public needs;

· Ability to work within multi-national teams and well-honed representational skills including strong verbal and written communication capabilities;

· A proven ability to work collaboratively, lead negotiations, and reach a consensus among several private and public sector stakeholders;

· Ability to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines;

· Experience designing capacity building events and facilitating training sessions for a variety of audiences;

· Able to travel to rural field sites for work purposes;

· Fluency in written and spoken English required.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements can submit updated CV and cover letter to Jobs@sogeel.org with subject line: Investment and Finance Specialist Hargeisa or Mogadishu

Deadline by 30th January 2017

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Kenya: Grants Team Leader

Organization: Pact
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jan 2017

Pact Kenya is searching for a Grants Team Leader to be based in Nairobi and will play the key role of leading and overseeing all aspects related to management of grants, contracts and procurement. S/he will support the grants team specifically for its Peace III (USAID) Project, but also other individual projects, as may be requested. This position reports to the Chief of Party.

Job holder’s roles and responsibilities:**

· Provide leadership and supervision to the grants team.

· Ensure strong links between the grants management and capacity building approach to maximize efforts to strengthen strategic partners and build in strategies to the grant making process.

· Ensure strong links between the grants management and M&E systems to improve grantee reporting and link to Pact requirements.

· Maintain grant documents and systems according to Pact’s standards and donor policies.

· Comply with Pact’s & USAID grant requirements and ensure understanding by all staff.

· Prepare grant documents that meet both grantee and donor requirement and allow for programmatic flexibility.

· Analyze, verify and review proposal budgets to ensure donor compliance.

· Ensure proper implementation and competitive processes for grantee selection and negotiation.

· Coordinate the proposal review process and ensure compliance with solicitations and donor requirements.

· Coordinate, design and carry out training courses for Peace III staff and partners.

· Oversee financial closeout of grants.

Qualifications and experiences:

· University degree in business administration, social sciences or related field.

· 3-5 years’ experience working in relief or development programs.

· Knowledge of USAID policies, regulations and reporting requirements.

· Strong written and oral communications skills.

· Experience in development projects, writing proposal, reports to donors and a good understanding of budgets.

· A team player, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure.

· Detail oriented, organized and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities.

· Competence in common IT applications.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are advised to send an application letter and CV to kenyahr@pactworld.org with the subject line Grants Team Leader. Deadline for applications: January 22, 2017

Pact is an equal opportunities employer.

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United States of America: Head of Development

Organization: HALO Trust
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jan 2017

The HALO Trust (USA) is seeking a Head of Development (based in Washington, D.C. or New York) to develop its portfolio of major donors, including foundations, corporations and individuals to support its life-saving work.

The HALO Trust employs over 6,500 people in 19 countries to create safe and secure environments in war torn communities by clearing landmines, managing stockpiles of weapons and destroying unexploded ordnance.

OVERVIEW

The HALO Trust (USA) is seeking a Head of Development to develop its portfolio of major donors, including foundations, corporations and individuals.

The Head of Development will research and identify new donors, tailor communications and cultivate approaches, personally solicit large individual gifts, monitor income targets, provide fundraising advice and support to the USA Board, and implement donor management and retention strategies for their portfolio.

This role requires a self-starter and team-player able to work as part of a small, highly active global team. The individual should have a track-record of raising over $1m annually within the USA, ideally for non-profits focused on international development or overseas humanitarian aid, and experience soliciting high net worth donors. The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, and be diplomatic, trustworthy, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the post-holder will work in coordination with the USA team and colleagues in the UK and overseas programs. The post is supported by a Fundraising Officer at HALO’s office in Washington, D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage an existing portfolio of major donors, and develop new prospects including high net worth individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the USA and UK to design, develop, plan, oversee and evaluate donor/prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, gift closure and recognition.
  • Set up and attend donor meetings within the USA to cultivate relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Work with colleagues to plan and deliver USA fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Support members of the USA board in their fundraising activities
  • Develop relationships with the HALO communications team, HQ and overseas programs to develop grant and gift proposals, and provide appropriate reporting to donors.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the USA to manage donor correspondence and reporting, and oversee donor recordkeeping for their portfolio.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven personal track record of fundraising success in the USA for overseas humanitarian or development work. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in a fundraising role.
  • An ability to learn and communicate the issues fundamental to HALO’s work, both globally and in specific country contexts.
  • Financial and commercial understanding of USA fundraising approaches.
  • Proven ability to plan and execute major gift activities.
  • Excellent prospect research skills, and an ability to identify and tailor approaches to diverse sources of potential donors, with support from HALO’s overseas programs.
  • A skilled networker and negotiator, able to adapt the message to varying audiences, communicate the varying environments in which HALO works, and explain the wider context of HALO’s work.
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to produce accurate copy to suit a variety of contexts.
  • Experienced developing individual donor and grant proposals in line with donor requirements.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with exceptional planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with fundraising databases such as Salesforce
  • Management knowledge of development operations and other forms of fundraising such as direct marketing a plus
  • Flexibility to travel regularly within the USA, and potentially overseas

How to apply:

https://the-halo-trust.workable.com/jobs/406944

Please apply using the following link

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United States of America: Grants Specialist

Organization: Macfadden
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.

With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.

Position Summary:

The Grants Specialist is responsible for entering appropriate grants information into client’s assistance planning and financial systems and for maintaining and reconciling database containing grant award information, status and ownership. The Grants Specialist will review and record incoming requisitions for grants funding for accuracy prior to handing the grants requisitions over to client’s Agreement Officer’s Representatives. The Grant Specialist will prepare and audit all award files and obtain approval of the client’s Agreement Officer for grants. This individual is also responsible for dissemination of grant documents to grantees, overseas missions and other client’s stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

The Grant Specialist will provide support to the OFDA Teams, to ensure implementation leading to the most efficient and effective achievement of results in support of OFDA’s Objectives. The incumbent of this position is responsible for the procurement of a variety of goods and services ranging in complexity from small dollar services and commercial item purchases to multimillion dollar technical assistance acquisition and assistance instruments. The Specialist will review and recommend approval or revision of Acquisition and Assistance Requisitions; review and recommend clarifications to Project Descriptions (PD) and other forms of required documentation; perform complex cost and price analysis; analyze proposals, applications, and/or quotes received; review contracts, agreements, grants, and contract and agreement modifications; analyze proposed contractor and implementing partner budgets; recommend inclusion or exclusion of contract clauses and agreement standard provisions; write Memoranda of Negotiation; and, prepare other required documentation. The Specialist maintains up-to-date contract and agreement files, prepares Contractor Performance Reports, and supports award closeouts. The Specialist provides guidance on related administrative award modifications. The Specialist is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities in an independent manner.

Another important function of this position is to be in a continuous learning mode: the Grant Specialist must continuously review and update his/her knowledge of the professional field of procurement, especially in terms of the frequently changing Federal and Agency-specific rules, regulations and policies governing A&A instruments. In addition, the Grant Specialist must be familiar with the technical aspects of the portfolios that he/she supports to permit full and active participation as a representative of the OFDA Team and the Grants Unit.

Essential Functions:

Pre-award/Award Functions:

  • Manage the acquisition and assistance process, ensuring compliance with USG and USAID regulations and policies. Participates in meetings and assists in strategic planning and provides guidance and instructions on Federal and USAID regulations, policies and procedures to Technical teams and recommends procurement and financing alternatives vis-à-vis appropriate instrument type to achieve program goals.
  • The Specialist reviews application packages requesting acquisition/assistance for major and complex programs/projects and/or services, analyzes requirements and reviews instrument selection i.e. program descriptions are complete, and if the request meets ADS, Agency or USG policies. She/he ensures that necessary clearances have been obtained, and that waivers, deviations, and other supporting documents are complete. She/he recommends revisions regarding program descriptions, budgets, classification of terms, reporting requirements, and any special conditions, and ensures that required performance indicators are developed and included in the initial solicitation.
  • The Specialist develops the solicitation documents such as Annual Program Statements (APS) and Requests for Applications (RFAs) in accordance with all appropriate Federal regulations, selects and includes correct required clauses or standard provisions, and transmits solicitations using Grants.gov. She/he responds to offeror questions during the proposal or application submission phase; and, determines the need for, and prepares, clarifying amendments, as required, for solicitation documents.
  • The Specialist ensures that offerors have adequate management, accounting, personnel, and procurement systems, and appropriate corporate leadership, resources, and quality control systems to satisfactorily carry out contracts or agreements. The Specialist requests audit reports or pre-award surveys from the Office of the Inspector General, performs pre-award survey assessments of NGOs and recommends to the Agreement Officer the responsibility determinations.
  • The Specialist analyzes cost proposals and technical scores from technical evaluation committees; and, based on the analysis, recommends the establishment of the competitive range and presents documentation for signature for the Agreement Officer. She/he performs analysis of cost issues, considering economic conditions and factors of material, labor, and transportation costs; determines reasonableness of costs submitted; ensures data provided is consistent with all USAID requirements on eligible geographic sources, and that salary structures are consistent with Agency policy; and, identifies circumstances that may require a waivers or deviation.
  • The Specialist coordinates issues of technical weaknesses and excessive cost with the technical committee prior to commencement of negotiation. The Specialist clarifies, and, as necessary, instructs the members of the technical team, on the USAID procurement process. The Specialist designs the negotiation strategy, identifies areas subject to negotiation, and consults with technical specialists concerning data submitted by offerors; and conducts extensive negotiations on cost and technical issues prior to award. The Specialist negotiates and prepares awards including contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with US-based and indigenous PVOs and NGOs, colleges and universities, and other non-profit organizations. The Specialist coordinates contracting activities with other government agencies, negotiating and drafting interagency agreements. The Specialist presents award recommendation of the proposed contractor/recipient to the Contracting Officer, with all the appropriate supporting documentation, including the development of appropriate performance indicators, in conjunction with the Technical Tam. The Specialist organizes and conducts orientation meetings with the selected contractors, to ensure that mobilization efforts will be conducted efficiently, and that all terms and conditions of the procurement instruments are clear and well-understood by all parties. The Specialist provides support for the debriefing to unsuccessful offerors.
  • Recommends awards and prepares the contractual documentation for signature of the Contracting/Agreement Officer. Prepares the memoranda of negotiation. Organizes pre-and post-award debriefings. Documents the debriefings. Performs other related duties.

Post Award Administration:

  • Maintains award files and records, prepares reports, as required per Agency policy. Administers A&A instruments in accordance with government regulations and Agency policies. Provides technical and sound advice to Agreement Officer/Agreement Officer Representative (COR/AOR) regarding oversight of contract management/assistance administration within the award terms and conditions and the parameters of the Contracting/Agreement Officer’s delegation of authority to the COR/AOR. Provides interpretation on contract clauses or standard provisions, procurement policies and provides guidance on waivers to COR/AOR personnel as well as to implementing partners.
  • Assists the Contracting/Agreement Officer in conducting post‑award orientations to clarify issues on award requirements such as billing procedures, delivery schedules, terms and conditions, reporting requirements. Reviews and makes determination recommendations to the Contracting/Agreement Officer regarding consent to subcontract and approval of key administrative actions.
  • Negotiates extensions, price adjustments and modifications to awards. Prepares determinations and findings relative to negotiated actions and coordinates contractor’s requests for deviations.
  • Analyzes questioned costs to determine their allowability. Follow-up on audit recommendations, including researching the finding and recommending corrective action for audit closure.
  • Reviews completed official award file to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied and that there are no pending administrative actions to be resolved, that all file documents are signed, that there are no litigation actions pending and that the award is complete in every respect and ready to be administratively closed. Prepares close-out modification into GLAAS and close the file.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience; or
  • MS/MA/MB with 6 years of relevant experience; or
  • Less than BS/BA – 10 years of relevant experience

Experience:

Proven experience in the field of acquisition and assistance/grants i.e. negotiation and administration of grants, cooperative agreements and interagency agreements including preparing funding opportunities. (See “Education” section for number of years of required experience.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Qualified candidates must possess:

Progressive knowledge of acquisition and assistance regulations, policies and procedures and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex acquisition and assistance, is required, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, grants making that result in standard and established contract and agreements/grants types.

The ability to plan and administer acquisition activities, and provide acquisition assistance and support for Agency programs and projects in a timely manner, is required. The ability to apply contracting regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs is required. Ability to deal effectively with high-level USAID representatives, and with colleagues is required.

Good analytical, negotiating, and time management skills, along with strong proofreading skills and attention to detail, are required. The ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict CONFIDENTIALITY AND HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS throughout all phases of acquisition and assistance procurement.

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

Physical Requirements

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

This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

How to apply:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=1003

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United States of America: Director of Major Donor Development

Organization: Internews Network
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

SUMMARY

The Director of Major Donor Development works closely with the VP for Strategic Outreach to increase funding in support of Internews’ mission by researching and engaging prospective and current individual donors for both restricted and unrestricted funds. The Director of Major Donor Development will be expected to design and execute on a comprehensive major donor strategy for Internews. This strategy includes cultivation of existing donors as well as developing and cultivating new donor relationships. The Director will work closely with the board to oversee and manage all aspects of the major donor program including annual campaigns, donor outreach and events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Strategic management of major donor program: 80%

  • Develop Internews major donor strategy.

  • Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects.

  • Develop and manage a robust donor pipeline.

  • Design and oversee campaigns, solicitations and donor communications.

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical processes are carried out in a timely manner.

  • Secure and manage donor briefings.

  • Manage donor research and prospecting.

  • Monitor and evaluate development activities to ensure that goals are being achieved.

  • Monitor trends in the sector and adapt strategies as necessary.

  • Manage donor engagements for President and VP of Outreach.

  • Train and mentor development staff and communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout Internews.

  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

Events: 20%

  • Design and execute donor event strategy for San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC.

  • Work with board and staff to expand invitation lists for donor events.

  • Work with communications to prepare event materials and briefing papers for donor pitches.

  • Oversee development staff to manage event logistics.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • At least 8 years’ of prior work experience in major donor development with a proven track record

  • Project leadership experience in planning, leading and managing development projects including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors

  • Passion for the role of media and increased access to information in changing lives.

  • Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones

  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.

  • Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials.

  • Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences

  • Experience running donor and annual gala events

  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives

  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally

  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment; must be able and willing to work well with a diverse range of colleagues to achieve ambitious fundraising targets.

  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.

  • Relevant University degree required.

Preferred

  • Prior experience working in the media development field.

  • Prior experience with event planning.

  • Prior experience with researching private sector donors, including individual prospects.

Benefits Information:

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

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Sri Lanka: Partnership Relationship Manager

Organization: Land O’Lakes International Development
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Partnership Relationship Manager

Sri Lanka

Background:

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:

Land O’Lakes International Development seeks candidates for the Partnership Relationship Manager position for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Employment and Business Start-up Program (“YouLead!”) program in Sri Lanka. The projected four-year project will to increase youth employment and sustainable self-employment to support inclusive economic growth and development.

Position Summary:

The Partnership Relationship Manager (the “Relationship Manager”) assumes responsibility for developing partnerships to leverage resources, as well as increasing the scale and long-term sustainability of institutions; creating opportunities for youth employment, and building the capacity of institutions serving youth to ensure that directly and indirectly trained youth gain productive employment. Through ongoing interactions with stakeholders and building the capacity of institutions, the Relationship Manager will ensure strong ongoing relationships with private sector stakeholders to leverage resources including short-term employment/training opportunities, input to training curriculum, and financial and in-kind resources to train youth and increase the long-term impact of the project. The Partnership Specialist’s specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop an understanding of the primary actors who play key roles in the national and regional economy. Develop and maintain lists of private sector contacts and relationships in relevant program areas. Become knowledgeable on how to locate financial resources that could contribute to the sustainability of contract activities and results;

  • Create and implement strategies to develop partnerships with the private and public sector entities, as well as non-governmental entities as required to achieve planned project results and enhance contract outcomes;

  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of strong alliances at the local, provincial and federal levels, and promote effective participation of multiple stakeholders (e.g., government, business, civil society organizations, and youth);

  • Successfully engage private sector partners and others in an effort to leverage more resources for this contract;

  • Conduct due diligence research on proposed partners. Develop and apply appropriate partnership risk assessment instruments to ensure the appropriate allocation of risk. Implement action plans to operationalize partnerships to advance contract activities and achieve planned results;

  • Stay up-to-date on cutting edge aspects of public-private partnership, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and best practices both regionally and globally, that could possibly apply to the contract and improve successful implementation; and

  • Full professional proficiency, written and spoken, in English. Professional working proficiency (Level 4) as defined by the International Language Roundtable (http://www.govtilr.org/) is acceptable. Native proficiency (Level 5) is preferred.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes enforces a policy

of maintaining a drug-free workforce.

How to apply:

https://lol.avature.net/Careers/JobDetail/Colombo-Sri-Lanka-Partnership-Relationship-Manager/1042

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Rwanda: Impact and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Impact and Partnerships Officer will work closely with the Partnerships Coordinator to identify and pursue important partnership opportunities, implement them effectively, and monitor and evaluate their success. The Impact and Partnerships Officer will help us measure the impact of our external partnerships work. As we continue to explore additional partnerships to expand our impact, it is critical that the aspects of our work around delivering external trainings are aligned to our goals as well as our strategic growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Support external partnerships work, in particular monitoring and reporting on external trainings
  • Serve in a project management role to support partnerships design, evaluation and follow-up
  • Liaise with the health, agriculture, and monitoring and evaluation teams to support partnership/project design
  • Work across teams to improve quality of external trainings
  • Strategize on how to optimize partnerships approach to improve impact

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Basic quantitative analysis*
  • Experience working across teams*
  • Experience creating visual products from data*
  • Experience working internationally*
  • Strong writing skills*
  • Experience in partnership development
  • Background knowledge in health, agriculture, and nutrition
  • Communications or marketing experience
  • Experience creating and managing budgets

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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United States of America: Director of Business Development

Organization: Vecna
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Jan 2017

Description:

Vecna Cares, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide information and technology solutions to create measureable impacts that help people in low resource settings live healthier and better lives, seeks an experienced and energetic Director of Business Development. The position will lead business development efforts as Vecna Cares continues to grow, and will have the responsibility of opening new funding channels and forging additional partnerships. Our team is developing low-cost and easy-to-use technologies that close the information gaps between patients, caregivers and health systems wherever it is needed. Our flagship product, the Clinical Patient Administration Kit (CliniPAK™), plays a key role in forwarding our global health and primary care initiatives and serving tens of thousands of patients in disaster and humanitarian relief efforts. This is a full-time, salaried role. Be part of a small team that is having tremendous impact around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of Vecna Cares’ strategic business development plan.
  • Build industry awareness in information management and develop professional relationships with global health partners.
  • Develop standard operating procedures around all phases of business development from initial contact through hand off to the project team.
  • Develop and track grant opportunities for foundation, government, and corporate fundraising.
  • Lead and be accountable for grant and proposal writing from concept to submission, including: writing; coordination of technical sections; leading the costing and contracting process; and engaging team members in project scoping and proposal writing as necessary.
  • Fundraising event planning and management.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships in order to secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Manage and oversee opportunity data entry, tracking and gift processing (Salesforce).
  • Select and manage presence at industry conferences.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in business development. At least 2 years in non-profit business development.
  • Comfort working with and selling technology solutions.
  • Successful grant writing experience. Writing sample will be requested.
  • Familiarity with the following industries: Global Health, Humanitarian Aid, and International Development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with initiatives and donors for each of the above industries.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, and willingness to help design and train staff on a customized Salesforce set up, with support from Salesforce trainers.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the strong desire to be an essential part of a growing organization.
  • Desire to be an integral part of a lean, fast-paced team.

Position Location

  • Cambridge, MA

How to apply:

Please apply online:

https://www.vecna.com/careers/

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Senegal: Partnerships Associate

Organization: myAgro
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Term: 2-year commitment

Location: Thies, Senegal

Critical Requirement: French and English proficiency

About Partnerships Associate – Based in Thies, Senegal

myAgro aims to reach 1 million farmers by 2025 and has recently launched a global partnerships program to achieve its ambitious target. As Partnerships Associate, you will have the exciting opportunity to set up a pilot with a new partner to develop and test myAgro’s path to scale.

Over the last two years, myAgro has been conducting trials with savings groups and creating a body of knowledge on best practices for partnering with savings group operators. Building on these initial successes, the Partnerships Associate will work within myAgro’s core program team in Senegal to launch a new partnership with an international NGO. You will be responsible for co-developing the program, piloting new innovations and codifying what works to be scaled up. Reporting to the Director of Partnerships and working collaboratively with both myAgro and the NGO partner, you will be an integral part of a team tasked with helping myAgro reach its ambitious goals worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Program Design: Innovate and improve on myAgro’s model to develop a pilot adapted to the context of the partner organization.
  • Service & Product Development: Design marketing strategies, tools and processes to test and scale products to increase farmer adoption & income.
  • Data & Analysis: Working closely with myAgro’s IT team, use myAgro’s database to develop the reports and analysis needed for program roll out, improvement and scale.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Regularly update and share a program dashboard and perform data analysis to evaluate the pilot, improve performance and adapt for future scale up.
  • Leadership Development: Create professional development plans, trainings and tools to identify high performers, support growth and enable teams to take on increasing responsibility and ownership for pilot growth and impact.
  • Processes & Systems: Codify tools, infrastructure and learnings from trials to help myAgro scale organizationally (and with the partner organization specifically), while innovating around myAgro’s model and how it can best be integrated into the partner’s existing structures and operations.

Required Experience

  • At least 2 years work experience and significant project or team management experience
  • At least 1 year of developing country experience – preferably working in a rural setting with farmers
  • Proven ability to work independently and adapt to new situations and unforeseen challenges
  • Proven ability to manage competing needs and/or priorities of multiple stakeholders to move projects or work forward, ideally in an international development context or within a large international NGO
  • Masters in a related field preferred but not required

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Proficiency in English and French required
  • Strong MS Office experience, particularly Excel
  • Strategic thought process and strong decision-making capabilities based on data analytics
  • Creative and versatile approach to problem-solving; solution-oriented
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work cross-culturally
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of myAgro
  • As with any start-up, flexibility, a sense of humour, and an open mind are necessary

This role is competitive: Peace Corps Alumni and alumni from high-performing social enterprises (funded by DRK, Echoing Green or Mulago) are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority.

Benefits

  • Compensation is competitive with other social enterprises
  • Initial flight to West Africa, with an additional flight in year 2
  • Excellent global insurance benefits (including health, vision, dental and emergency coverage)
  • 4 weeks of annual vacation
  • Stipend for local language lessons
  • Tons of karmic good – you’ll be directly helping farming families move beyond subsistence farming!

About myAgro myAgro is an award-winning social enterprise working in Mali and Senegal, West Africa. Our North Star is to reach 1 million small-scale farmers to increase their income by $1.50 per day to move out of poverty. We’re doing that by using an innovative digital layaway platform that helps farmers save up for fertilizer, seed, and training to increase the profit they earn from their farm. We are proud to have received recognition for our work from Echoing Green, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, One Acre Fund, Mulago Foundation, The Salesforce Foundation and The Tech Museum, among others. Learn more about our model or what it takes to work at myAgro.

How to apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here.
Other positions at myAgro can be viewed at https://myagro.recruiterbox.com/

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Zambia: Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer will be based in Lusaka and will work closely with the network of PPAZ branches to develop resource mobilization strategies and identify opportunities to enhance branch fundraising potential. The fellow will be responsible for strengthening donor relations and will represent the organization at meetings and strategic gatherings to raise the profile of PPAZ’s work. The Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer will work closely with the Resource Mobilization Committee to strengthen local income generation strategies and execute fundraising events.

Responsibilities:

Grant Proposal Management

  • Provide project management for the grant application process, including primary responsibility for narrative development and timely submission of grant applications
  • Work with PPAZ management to identify potential funders and develop written proposals for funding various components of PPAZ’s work
  • Travel for development purposes, as needed

Relationship Building

  • Enhance and position the PPAZ brand strategically to increase funding and resource generation capabilities
  • Respond to requests and invitations to strategic forums for networking, relationships, capacity, and rapport building
  • Represent the organization at strategic gatherings to clearly articulate PPAZ’s position on matters regarding sexual and reproductive health
  • Develop a directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information

Planning and Reporting Activities

  • Undertake work plans, involving donors and critical stakeholders, for all new projects to ensure consensus and alignment
  • Assist with data analysis for donor reporting

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience*
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills*
  • Project management and leadership experience*
  • Strong relationship and rapport-building skills*
  • Sound financial management skills*
  • Experience using social media for promotional purposes*
  • Experience writing grant applications or proposals
  • Experience managing donor databases
  • Experience working with or knowledge of sexual and reproductive health
  • Capable of using a collaborative, team-oriented approach to projects

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Fund Raising Manager

Organization: Beyond Violence
Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Fund Raising Manager

Are you an experienced non-profit fund raiser? Are you eager to share your experience with us? Are you diligent, organized and do you have ideas about how to develop our programs? Are you not afraid to take on responsibility? Do you have a passion for combating violence in the world bit by bit as part of a global movement? Then Beyond Violence is precisely the organization for you!

Beyond Violence (BV) is centered around a web platform which seeks to engage people across countries and continents in the promotion of non-violent conflict transformation. Through online petitions, forum discussions, digital conferences, and much more, we are impacting decision-makers and key local actors to put down weapons and solve conflict through negotiation and dialogue.

Responsibilities

· Research fundraising opportunities and write grant applications.

· Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of grants.

· Research and Identify new funding opportunities and work with the Finance manager in the the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets and determining the cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.

· Work with the Leadership Team on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships on as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.

· Coordinate with the Finance Manager in all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

· Masters in Development, Management, Finance or related field.

· Proven track record of raising funds and writing successful grant proposals

· Experience in identifying, securing and shepherding both large and small grants.

· Experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector

· Experience in UNESCO, USAID, World Bank, Large Foundation, etc granting processes highly desired.

· Enthusiasm for non-violent solutions to conflicts.

· Flexibility and willingness to work in a remote capacity with a diverse range of partners spread all over the world.

Important note: this is a voluntary, unpaid position with work being carried out remotely via e-mail, Skype, WhatsApp, et cetera.

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and Cover Letter. Include “Fund Raising Manager 2017” in the subject line.

Contact person: David Fernandes, Administration Manager – david@beyondviolence.org

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Switzerland: Fundraiser – 3P Project

Organization: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Organisational Context:

Preparing for launch in 2017, the 3P Project aims to rapidly accelerate the delivery of affordable, effective new regimens for TB through an open collaborative approach to conducting drug development and novel approaches to financing and coordinating R&D. 3P will be run by a consortium of organisations forming a virtual secretariat, with each organisation dedicating resources and implementing specific aspects of the project. The Union will be the lead organisation within the consortium and will create a special project structure within their organisation. The Union will have responsibility for the day-to-day management and coordination of the 3P, including the fundraising for the project which is estimated to be in the region of $200Million/year.

Overview of the position:

Reporting to the 3P Project lead, the 3P fundraiser will work in collaboration with the fundraising teams of the organisations on the Steering Committee composed of 9 core members: the TB Alliance (TBA), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Stop TB Partnership (STBP), The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), the Critical Path Institute (C-PATH) and an individual nominated by civil society groups (CS). The WHO’s Global TB Programme sits as a permanent observer to the Steering Committee. The 3P fundraiser will investigate and apply to likely funding streams ahead of the launch and beyond.

Role and Responsibilities

· Lead the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy for the 3P Project. Generate a detailed funding landscape of public and philanthropic funders in target countries as well as multilateral funds, including a calendar of submission deadlines and timelines of funding applications.

· Build and maintain strong working relationships with donors through regular communication and provide regular updates to the 3P Project manager and when appropriate the Steering committee of the 3P Project.

· Cultivate external communication networks among donors, partners, potential partners, and competitors, to assist the gathering of information and identification of trends and resources in order to inform the organizational resource mobilization strategy and help position the organization for new funding opportunities.

· Contribute to identifying and achieving resource mobilization benchmarks through gathering, tracking, synthesizing, and disseminating intelligence and other information regarding new funding and cultivating new funders.

· Manage the pre-proposal/capture phase for future or anticipated donor procurements in close collaboration with the 3P Project lead, including:

  • Lead positioning or capture processes to scope out/prepare for anticipated future donor procurements.

  • Oversee capture trips to gather relevant information/data for situation analyses and competitive external analyses.

· Manage the development, finalization and submission of assigned proposals, in coordination with the 3P Project lead.

· Manage the post-submission period in close collaboration with the 3P project lead, The Union’s NTBF, and the Finance team, including:

  • Oversee best and final offers.

  • Lead post-submission debriefings

· Develop and write other documents as needed for proposals and marketing of 3P Project activities to potential donors.

· Assist in the development of standard operating procedures for resource mobilization.

· Collaborate with the NTBF to ensure coordination and alignment between the NTBF and the 3P Project.

· Ensure compliance with all donor reporting requirements’ including coordinating with the NTBF and finance team as necessary to track use of funds; submit timely reports, and respond to all donors queries.

· Write promotional copy for organizational reports, where needed and other copy for internal and external audiences, as assigned.

· International travel, as required.

· Performs other duties/assignments, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience. MBA preferred
  • Proven track record of successfully identifying, securing and cultivating major donations in excess of $250,000 USD.
  • Experience of developing and implementing long-term fundraising strategies, coordinating inputs from a range of stakeholders and adapting these strategies to take account of changes and/or stakeholder needs.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) skills in English, with proven track record of storytelling and narrative building. Knowledge of additional languages is desirable.
  • Excellent computer and IT skills, including the use of standard MS software packages (SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), as well as fundraising databases.

Location: Geneva preferred but options for remote working in Europe or Eastern United States for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter in English, including your salary expectations to hr@theunion.org, stating in the subject line “TU-F3P”.

This position will be open until a candidate has been selected for the post. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that first round interviews will take place in English.

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Italy: Manager, Strategic Partnerships Team

Organization: Bioversity International
Country: Italy
Closing date: 29 Jan 2017

Based at Bioversity’s Headquarters near Rome, Italy, and reporting directly to the Director External Engagement, the Manager, Strategic Partnerships will lead a small team and support colleagues across the Organization in fostering effective partnerships that lead to the mobilization of financial and in-kind resources for implementation of the Organization’s research for development agenda. The Manager will play a key role in the development and execution of strategies that enhance the resource mobilization efforts across various levels of the Organization. In addition to overseeing partnership coordination efforts of the team, the Manager will himself/herself directly steward a portfolio of major partners, with a focus on funding partners but including a number of key development impact pathway partners.

Specific responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the Strategic Partnerships team in active partnership outreach for the current and prospective portfolio of partners to increase funding levels and development impact, including:

  • Lead and / or contribute to the development of partnership strategies (with a focus on funding partners) at organizational, Bioversity Initiative, country/regional and priority funding partner levels.

  • Build and cultivate new relationships with non-traditional funding partners and/or strategic partners to attract and secure non-traditional sources of funding.

  • Manage a portfolio of strategic partners including overseeing the institutional relationship with the partner, supporting relationship building by different members of staff, identifying tangible funding opportunities, supporting subsequent development of proposals, liaising with partners during proposal review processes and ensuring a smooth handover of successful proposals to the Grants Administration Unit for contracting and subsequent grant management.

  • Coordinate the team’s support of effective and impactful outreach by the Office of the Director General (ODG), Board, Director External Engagement, other Senior Management Team members, Bioversity Initiative Managers and Country/Regional representatives to funding and priority development partners by:

  • Co-developing partnership outreach plans;

  • Preparing appropriate briefing and communications materials;

  • Representing Bioversity at meetings in Italy or abroad or accompany colleagues, as requested;

  • Coordinating follow up.

  • Lead the provision of reporting on metrics, issues and possible mitigations that supports key stakeholders (Director General, Senior Management Team, Board of Trustees, Board Task Group and Bioversity International, UK and USA board) with decision-making on follow up actions.

  • Maintain database of information regarding funding partnership prospects and proposals with the aim of providing information on short, medium and long term future funding scenarios, to inform Budget Office and Senior Managers and guide the development of mitigating actions that may be required.

  • Prepare regular analysis of funding partnership prospects and proposals to support the development of fundraising targets, monitor success, and forecast research portfolios, in collaboration with the Budget Office and Senior Managers.

  • Support staff with funding partnership engagement and proposal development, including:

  • Lead and work closely with key staff to:

  • Identify and pursue strategic partnerships and alliances that lead to funding opportunities at global and regional levels;

  • Coordinate proactive engagement and communications with existing and prospective funding partners;

  • Support the development and submission of high-quality, strategic, competitive and timely grant proposals, and follow through until approval.

  • Lead the team in strengthening the capacity of Scientific Management and Scientific Staff to undertake successful partnership engagement, including:

  • Coordinate team support to a number of country offices in partnership outreach and subsequent follow up (with short term travel required);

  • Lead the development and subsequent delivery of tools / related materials.

  • Update, maintain and ensure compliance with relevant procedures to:

  • Ensure quality assurance and budget related clearances are obtained;

  • Ensure Organizational records on proposal submissions, partnership outreach interactions and intelligence are tracked and maintained in designated repositories.

  • Create opportunities to promote funding partner visibility as well as the visibility of our work with funding partners, in collaboration with the Communications Team.

How to apply:

Please apply online through Bioversity Job Opportunities web page (http://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/) by clicking the “Apply” button, completing the online application and attaching the required information, no later than 29 January 2017. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of at least three referees, which Bioversity will contact for short listed applicants.

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Philippines: Regional Program Development Manager – Asia

Organization: Relief International
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Regional Program Development Manager – Asia

Location: Washington DC, London (UK), or Manila (Philippines), with field travel (60%)

Work that inspires

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

A challenging and rewarding role

Position Summary: Relief International currently seeks a Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM) with a focus on the Asia Region. The RPDM will be responsible for donor engagement and capture management (approximately 50%) and managing and/or assisting in proposal development (approximately 50%). The RPDM will travel (at least 60%) to field sites as well as other countries as needed. The RPDM reports to the Vice President of Program Development.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Donor Engagement and Capture Management (approximately 50%)

In coordination with the regional and country teams:
• Support development of RI strategy in Asia and ensure coordination with overall program development strategy;
• Maintain regular engagement with donors, international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc., to track donor trends and priorities and inform HQ of upcoming program priorities;
• Represent RI to the donor community as needed and inform donors on RI regional and country efforts;
• Attend relevant meetings and networking events (e.g., regional and national coordination meetings, relevant RFA/P meetings, donor consultations) as needed for the performance of duties;
• Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities; and,
• Develop capture plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.

Proposal Development (approximately 50%)

• Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary;
• Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs;
• Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives;
• Participate in the preparation of funding proposals, including leading proposal writing efforts as well as costing efforts;
• Track country and regional proposal efforts and report to PD team on status;

• Support effective go/no-go decisions and cost share analysis;

• Serve as PD focal point for Philippines and Bangladesh;

• Build the capacity of regional and country teams in program development; and,
• Ensure review process and submission is completed, within submission deadlines.

In addition:

• Undertake travel as required in the pursuit of the above tasks;
• Prepare regular activity reports for HQ;
• Undertake other ad hoc tasks, as instructed by HQ; and,
• Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability and willingness to travel to field offices.
• MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field
• 5 years’ minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred
• 10 years’ minimum relevant work experience with progressively increasing responsibility
• Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

· Inclusiveness

· Transparency and Accountability

· Agility and Innovation

· Collaboration

· Sustainability

Please note: Due to the critical nature of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be processed prior to any closing date listed on any job board.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=855

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Netherlands: Fundraising Manager

Organization: ChildFinance
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) is currently seeking a Fundraising Manager to join our team at the CYFI Secretariat in Amsterdam and to raise funds in support of our work, that aims to positively impact the lives of children and youth worldwide..

Our ambition:

Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) leads the world’s largest Movement dedicated to enhancing the financial capabilities of children and youth. This is done through the promotion of Child and Youth Friendly Banking products and quality Economic Citizenship Education (ECE). The Movement leverages expertise and innovation from within its network of global organizations. Its partners and supporters include financial authorities and some of the world’s leading financial institutions, international NGOs, multilateral and bilateral organizations, foundations, renowned academics, and without a doubt, children and youth.

The position:

As Fundraising Manager, you will be part of the Operations Team of CYFI and report to the Director of Operations & Communication. You will be responsible for the further development and implementation of a tailored, ambitious yet realistic fundraising strategy aimed to strengthen and expand CYFI’s financial base going forward. A strategy built around 3 focus areas: institutional grants (governments, funds), individual donors and events.

As our Fundraising Manager your responsibilities include:

  • Bringing our work and achievements to the attention of (potential) donors.

  • In close collaboration with our Director Operations and Communication and our Managing Director, you will strengthen and deepen our relationship with our existing donors through regular grant reporting.

  • Assume responsibility for the identification, outreach and successful engagement with new partners.

  • Bringing in new sources of ongoing financial and non-financial (in-kind) support and donations to our organization.

  • Successfully developing new qualitative and innovative fundraising propositions, with input and support from other CYFI team members that are linked to and aligned with the mission and strategy of CYFI.

  • Identifying and analyzing potential calls or requests for proposals, advise the Management Board whether to pursue them and if approved, prepare full proposals.

  • Developing consistent and convincing proposals based on our Theory of Change with well-defined result areas, measurable results, budgets and impact.

  • Manage both the internal as well as the external proposal writing process, including deadlines, completeness, accuracy and overall quality.

  • Preparing and executing our yearly fundraising plan and leading the team in the realization of this yearly plan.

  • Being a go-to person for both colleagues and external partners on fundraising matters.

    We are looking for a person that fits the following criteria:

  • You have extensive knowledge and hands-on verifiable experience (5-10 years) with a demonstrable track record in fundraising for an NGO / not for profit organization. Not only at the strategic level, but also at the operational level.

  • You have a degree in economics, international affairs, business, public administration or other relevant field.

  • You support the mission, ambition and work of the Child and Youth Finance Movement.

  • You will bring a recent network of relevant international governments and foundations that you can successfully reach out to for support of CYFI.

  • You have worked in an international multi stakeholder environment.

  • You have worked in culturally diverse teams.

  • You have strong communication skills, you are accurate and experienced in working with and managing professionals.

  • You can prepare and provide presentations for promoting the proposal to donors and other partners.

  • You can build and maintain strong professional relationships.

  • You have an excellent command of English.

  • Frequent travel could be required.

    The position is based in Amsterdam, is full-time (40 hours per week) and includes vacation- and sick leave according to Dutch standards.

    The remuneration for this position is in the range of Euro 2518,94 – 3286,65 (this is incl. 8% of holiday allowance according to the Dutch law) depending on the experience of the selected candidate. We are unable to sponsor a work visa, therefore only candidates with a valid EU passport or pre-existing work permit can be considered.

How to apply:

For more information about our work please visit our website www.childfinance.org.For additional information or questions on CYFI and / or this position, please contact Bram van Eijk or Wessel van Kampen on (+31 (0)20 520 3900).

Interested applicants should send their CV and a one-page motivation letter to Wessel van Kampen at wessel@childfinance.org .

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Greece: Cleaning Staff

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped more than tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continue to help more than 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment.

Role objectives

The objective for this role is to keep the refugee campsite clean

Expected output

Cleaning the surrounding area around the refugee camp and Vial registration center.

Keeping the hygiene areas of campsite clean, like toilets, bathrooms etc.

Collection of the refuse from the campsite and disposing of it in the most environmentally safe way.

Monitor practices and ensure that any violations or unsafe practices are addressed and appropriate training arranged.

Handle hazardous material.

Project reporting

The Cleaning Staff will report to the Coordinator but will also accept instructions from the Site Manager on duty.

Key competencies

5 years’ experience in the management of waste disposal.

Ideally trained in Health and Safety in the workplace.

Accurate record keeping.

Experience in training staff on best practices/safe handling/disposal of waste.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information

To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link

https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyz8

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Greece: Handyman

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped more than tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continue to help more than 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment.

Role objectives:

Proactively identify and fix elements of campsite infrastructure before they break or as soon as possible after they break so as to enable the camp to function safely and as designed

Expected output

Prepare bills of quantity for items/tools that need to be purchased and purchase them upon approval of the Coordinator or Site Manager on duty.

Subject to the agreement of the Coordinator or Site Manager on duty, the Handyman will also perform his or her duties at other sites involved in assisting refugees, for example Vial Registration Center, the Port, Municipal Park or other building.

Proactively identify and fix elements of camp infrastructure before they break or as soon as possible after they break so as to enable the camp to function safely and as designed. This will include electrical, plumbing and light construction/manual work by the handyman. If more substantial work or highly technical work is required the Handyman will help design the scope of what needs to be done and liaise with other suppliers as required.

Assist in any other duties as requested – including temporarily covering other functions in the campsite

Project reporting

The Handyman will report to the Coordinator but will also accept instructions from the Site Manager on duty.

Key competencies

Experience in preparing Bills of Quantities.

Carry out carpentry works by fixing furniture.

Repair electrical works.

Repair plumbing appliances.

Troubleshoot general problems.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information

To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and then apply for this role using the below link
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyyy

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Greece: Assistant Site Manager

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped more than tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continue to help more than 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment.

Role objectives

The objective for this is to manage one of refugee campsites in Souda.

Expected output

Support Site Managers in carrying out his duties and other duties as mentioned here.

Allocate accommodation for the most vulnerable persons in accordance with site specific guidelines.

Identify and report gaps in service provision and other issues to Site Manager/Coordinator.

Report promptly any problem in the site functioning which needs immediate attention to the relevant focal point.

Explain rules and regulations to new arrivals and ensure that written rules in different languages are always available on site (posters, billboard, fliers).

Support Refugees need of information about services and support available, especially when on duty during evening and night shifts.

Support coordinated and rational distribution of food and non-food items organized through the Food and NFI working group.

Participate in coordination meetings with local authorities, UNHCR and partners as requested.

Perform regular monitoring rounds of the site.

Identify minor works or repairs that need to be carried out and bring to the attention of a Site Manager or Coordinator as soon as possible.

Monitor bus transportation service on a daily basis.

Project reporting

The Assistant Site Manager will report to the Coordinator but will also accept instructions from the Site Manager on duty.

Key competencies

Attention to detail.

Interact with different stake holders.

Strong time management skills.

Ability to work under pressure.

Well aware of local rules and regulations.

Fluency in written and spoken English and Greek essential. Arabic and/or Farsi desirable.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information

To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyyt

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Greece: Coordinator

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped more than tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continue to help more than 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment.

Role objectives:

The objective for this is to manage one of refugee campsites in Souda.

Expected output

Liaise & coordinate with authorities & UN/INGO.

Hold weekly site coordination meeting with UN/NGOs and Volunteer organizations at the Souda Site. Ensure with those partners that a good coverage of services and of goods for distribution is maintained.

The Coordinator must be able to manage the time schedule of not only himself, but also the Site Managers /Engineers and Assistant Site Managers and Handyman, and also coordinate the work of the same.

Ensure that people with specific risks and vulnerabilities referred by local authorities, UNHCR and partners are prioritized for allocation of available accommodation in a way to ensure their security and dignity.

Explain rules and regulations to new arrivals and ensure that written rules in different languages are always available on site (posters, billboard, fliers).

Act as in-charge for site in order to ensure coverage of basic services and other suitable services and activities for the protection of refugees are performed to best possible standards.

Coordinate random distributions, media and other visitors to the camp.

Support Volunteer Management by liaising the volunteer with the respective UN/NGO dealing with the specific activity the volunteer wants to give assistance on.

Supervise the Security Guards stationed at the entry and exit to Souda, ensuring that they are properly trained and acting as a focal point for emergency services (including police and ambulance) to maintain the law and order and contact relevant authorities as required for support.

Ensure that the site and site facilities are cleaned and maintained at all time. Liaise with local authorities, UNHCR and partners for professional maintenance and cleaning and support in community mobilization and participation.

Prepare daily reports on arrivals and departure from the site, with separate recording of referred people desegregated by sex, age, nationality and reasons for referral (e.g. single headed family, young children, disabled, ill).

Liaison with NGO’s to coordinate for discrepancy of release papers.

Ensure suitable exit strategy planning is performed by all organizations providing services on site, with considerations taken for environment and future use of the site.

Other duties as requested.

Project reporting:

This role reports to the Project Manager.

Key competencies

Attention to detail.

Interact with different stakeholders.

Strong time management skills.

Experience in managing people from different disciplines.

Ability to work under pressure.

Well aware of local rules and regulations.

Experienced in writing reports.

Fluency in written and spoken English and Greek essential. Arabic and/or Farsi desirable.

Team management

Responsible for supervising the Site Managers, Engineers and Assistant Site Managers and Handyman.

Further information

To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyye

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Greece: Site Manager

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than five decades, the agency has helped more than tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continue to help more than 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment.

Role objectives:

The objective for this is to manage one of refugee campsites in Souda.

Expected output:

Ensure presence at the site by assisting the Souda Coordinator to manage the time schedule of the Assistant Site Managers and Handyman, and coordinate the work of the same.

Ensure that people with specific risks and vulnerabilities referred by local authorities, UNHCR and partners are prioritized for allocation of available accommodation in a way to ensure their security and dignity.

Explain rules and regulations to new arrivals and ensure that written rules in different languages are always available on site (posters, billboard, fliers).

Coordinate random distributions, media and other visitors to the camp.

Support volunteer management by liaising the volunteer with the respective UN/NGO dealing with the specific activity the volunteer wants to give assistance on

Supervise the Security Guards stationed at the entry and exit to Souda, ensuring that they are properly trained and acting as a focal point for emergency services (including police and ambulance) to maintain the law and order and contact relevant authorities as required for support.

Ensure that the site and site facilities are cleaned and maintained at all time. Liaise with local authorities, UNHCR and partners for professional maintenance and cleaning and support in community mobilization and participation.

Prepare daily reports on arrivals and departure from the site, with separate recording of referred people desegregated by sex, age, nationality and reasons for referral (e.g. single headed family, young children, disabled, ill).

Liaison with NGO’s to coordinate for discrepancy of release papers.

Ensure suitable exit strategy planning is performed by all organizations providing services on site, with considerations taken for environment and future use of the site.

Other duties as requested.

Fluency in written and spoken English and Greek essential. Arabic and/or Farsi strongly desirable

Project reporting:

This role reports to the Coordinator.

Key competencies:

Attention to detail.

Interact with different stakeholders.

Strong time management skills.

Experience in managing people from different disciplines.

Ability to work under pressure.

Well aware of local rules and regulations.

Experienced in writing reports.

Team management:

Responsible for supervising the Assistant Site Managers and Handyman.

Further information:

To be advised.

How to apply:

Interested candidates need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link

https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyyj

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Thailand: VOLUNTEER POSITION – Finance and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Baan Dek Foundation
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Baan Dek Foundation is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious, organization that supports about 1000 migrant children in need and their families in the construction sites and slums of Chiang Mai Province (Northern Thailand). Through specifically tailored educational programs and flexible individual support, Baan Dek protects vulnerable children, allows families to become self-sustainable and provides children with opportunities for a better future.
The Foundation is officially registered according to Thai Law and is supported by four independent entities: Kids Home France, Kids Home Italia, Kids Home UK and Kids Home America, which are all recognized as charitable associations in their respective countries, and they fundraise and raise awareness for the Baan Dek Foundation’s work in Thailand. You can find further information about Baan Dek’s projects at www.baandekfoundation.org.
Responsibilities of the Position:

Baan Dek is currently looking for a volunteer in charge of fundraising. The objective of the mission is to inquire about and develop financial opportunities through fundraising activities.

More specifically, it includes the following:

  1. Support in fundraising:
    a. Prospect and develop alternative forms of fundraising and resource mobilization (Social Business, planning and conducting participation in fairs and CSR events)
    b. Actively prospect and contact potential new funders and develop new funding partnerships, both in Thailand (CSR, embassies, etc.) and internationally (answers to calls for proposals, grants, etc.). Provide communication materials (reports, etc.) to existing funders.
  2. Support in financial planning and accounting in order to achieve further sustainability
  3. Participation in local projects developed by the Baan Dek Foundation: Support the team with field activities dedicated to the development of children’s self-expression and creativity. Create and coordinate English activities on the field.
  4. Complementary work: Work closely with the management team as well as Baan Dek’s International Coordinator to support the development of requested communications, accounting, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Qualifications: Business/Marketing studies and/or confirmed interest.
  • Previous professional experience in fundraising/social business/marketing /communication is highly recommended.
  • Experience with children is considered an asset.
  • Personal characteristics: Strong social commitment, excellent analytical skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work and live in a multi-cultural environment. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, flexible and interested in fundraising and social work.
  • Languages: Proficiency in written and oral English. French/Italian/Thai considered an asset.
  • Other skills: Ability to drive a motorbike.
  • Duration of contract: Minimum of 6 months (starting as soon as possible).
  • Position status: 6-month contract, Internship/Volunteering – open to extension
  • Compensation: No initial financial compensation / Open to self-financing initiatives.

Benefits: Accommodation and food, motorbike.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview by 15th January 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

The Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit and in line with the local needs. The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Baan Dek’s Child Protection Policy.

How to apply:

Applications (CV/cover letter/2 references) to be sent by email to Julien Strens, julien@baandekfoundation.org

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Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS) Call for Applications : Entry to Mid/Proposal Writing & Resource Mobilization

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Closing date: 30 Dec 2016

Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS)

Call for Applications :

Entry to Mid -Level Proposal Writing & Resource Mobilization Associate

Opening Date: December 19, 2016

Closing Date: December 30, 2016

Africa Lead II—the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program—supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions—defined as men and women leaders in agriculture—to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the transformation process.

The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components, as follows:

  • Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.

  • Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment Process.

  • Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.

Africa Lead II’s Agriculture Internship Program aims to facilitate more efficient agricultural production, stronger agribusinesses and agricultural development institutions, a more direct link between NARS and farmers, and greater value addition in the agriculture sector across Africa. The broad goal is to support skills transfer and technological know-how that will help African agribusinesses and organizations to innovate, improve their commercial viability and catalyze agricultural transformation, thus contributing to improved food security.

The Africa Lead II Program welcomes applications from candidates interested in pursuing young professionals development opportunities. Placement terms will be for a period of 12 months with anticipated postings in ECOWAS member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Cape Verde.

Housing, monthly stipend, living allowances, round-trip airfare and related travel expenses to worksite will be covered by the program. The 12-month young professionals development opportunities are not guarantees for full time employment upon successful completion of the placement.

Entry to Mid-Level Proposal Writing & Resource Mobilization Associate

Responsibilities:**

  • Assist in strengthening fundraising initiatives through by analyzing donor funding requirements and strategies and facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and resource development.
  • Support preparation of high quality grant applications and assist with writing proposals, reports, letters of intent, briefs, acknowledgments, presentations, and other communications for submission to donors and other potential funding sources in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate strategic meetings and engagement with key colleagues, includes staff briefings, donor calls, and private donor engagements.
  • Follow up on and help coordinate the full process cycle of developing briefing memos, handling logistics, and following up on funding opportunities and proposal development.
  • Support the management of the grant cycle for major donors, and corporate partners, including proposal development, tracking progress and donor reporting.
  • Develop partnership, donor, and program strategies matching with priorities of private donors, corporate partners and foundations.
  • Participate in strategic fundraising meetings and calls to provide programmatic information and funding priorities advising colleagues on funding priorities, and possible synergies.
  • Conduct research, collect, analyze, and interpret the organization’s data and information needed for proposals, reports, budgets, etc., utilizing the organization’s and other resources to develop fundraising materials.
  • Prepare presentations and participate in internal and external meetings about the organization’s programs and priorities.
  • Assist with special projects for the division, as needed.

Required skills:**

· A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social science, human resource, administration, or related field required but Master’s degree preferred

· Knowledge of international development issues essential

· Demonstrate superior writing skills. Note: candidates selected for an interview may be asked to submit writing samples of past work, and a writing assessment may also be administered

· Experience organizing and facilitating strategic meetings and events.

· Strong research capacity (mainly internet); interpreting, analyzing, complex international development issues and representing such information in a clear and concise written manner for internal senior management audiences.

· Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously with independence; ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality required.

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills , ability to work in team and under pressure

· Computer literate with strong command of Internet (research), Word, Excel, PowerPoint

· English Native –French written and oral strong proficiency – Bilingual in English/French preferred. Note: candidates selected for an interview will required to demonstrate language proficiency and may be asked to submit writing samples of past work, and a writing and oral assessment may also be administered

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • BS/BA degree required, advance degree preferred (with 1-2 years relevant administrative or technical professional experience)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to travel and be based within regional institution in West Africa during the entire duration of the placement (minimum 1 year assignment)
  • Fluency in both French and English required

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in West African regional agricultural development
  • Field related experience in urban and rural African settings

Application requirements:

All candidates must submit the following required documents:

· Curriculum Vitae

· 1-page cover letter highlighting ability to contribute your skills towards enhancing capacity of a regional organization involved in food security. Kindly specify your strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt to new multi-cultural environment.

· 3 references; 2 professional and 1 personal. Nationals of ECOWAS countries welcome to apply. Please send applications to: AfricaLEAD_Internships@dai.com by December 30, 2016 at 5:00PM GMT.

How to apply:

Application requirements:

All candidates must submit the following required documents:

· Curriculum Vitae

· 1-page cover letter highlighting ability to contribute your skills towards enhancing capacity of a regional organization involved in food security. Kindly specify your strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt to new multi-cultural environment.

· 3 references; 2 professional and 1 personal. Nationals of ECOWAS countries welcome to apply. Please send applications to: AfricaLEAD_Internships@dai.com by December 30, 2016 at 5:00PM GMT.

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Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS) Call for Applications: Entry to Mid /Grants & Contracts Management Associate

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Closing date: 30 Dec 2016

Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS)

Call for Applications :

Entry to Mid -Level Grants & Contracts Management Associate

Opening Date: December 19, 2016

Closing Date: December 30, 2016

Africa Lead II—the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program—supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions—defined as men and women leaders in agriculture—to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the transformation process.

The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components, as follows:

  • Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.

  • Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment Process.

  • Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.

Africa Lead II’s Agriculture Internship Program aims to facilitate more efficient agricultural production, stronger agribusinesses and agricultural development institutions, a more direct link between NARS and farmers, and greater value addition in the agriculture sector across Africa. The broad goal is to support skills transfer and technological know-how that will help African agribusinesses and organizations to innovate, improve their commercial viability and catalyze agricultural transformation, thus contributing to improved food security.

The Africa Lead II Program welcomes applications from candidates interested in pursuing young professionals development opportunities. Placement terms will be for a period of 12 months with anticipated postings in ECOWAS member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Cape Verde.

Housing, monthly stipend, living allowances, round-trip airfare and related travel expenses to worksite will be covered by the program. The 12-month young professionals development opportunities are not guarantees for full time employment upon successful completion of the placement.

Entry to Mid-Level Grants & Contracts Management Associate

Responsibilities:**

  • Coordinate grant award cycle which includes but is not limited to providing guidance and training internal staff as they coordinate the subaward/subcontract life-cycle such as scope of work and budget development; monitoring and evaluation according to the compliance monitoring plan; reporting requirements: procurement integrity as appropriate; and close-out procedures.
  • Review award terms and conditions; edit documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with donor requirements prior to submission for donor approval and/or execution.
  • Review and prepare portfolio-based communications to inform executives of identified contractual issues.
  • Review and edit regular reports to assess the quality of subaward and service contract processes and to inform development strategies and business planning.
  • Assist in the development and review of systems organization (e.g. templates, standard operating procedures, approval processes, databases). Create, update and maintain grants and contracts management tools and resources.
  • Assist in the development or management of the Awards Management database as well as other electronic and hard files.
  • Support supervisor with special initiatives and projects as assigned.

Required skills:**

· A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social science, human resource, administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands, establish priorities and work effectively in a deadline driven environment; accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance;

· Strong verbal and written communications skills; with ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and external stakeholders;

· Ability to participate as a team member and work independently, with limited supervision;

· Willingness to learn and apply new skills and knowledge

· Ability to take on a leadership role as assigned by supervisor.

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are required;

· Computer literate with use of Internet, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

· English Native –French written and oral strong proficiency – Bilingual in English/French preferred. Note: candidates selected for an interview will required to demonstrate language proficiency and may be asked to submit writing samples of past work, and a writing and oral assessment may also be administered

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • BS/BA degree required, advance degree preferred (with 1-2 years relevant administrative or technical professional experience)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to travel and be based within regional institution in West Africa during the entire duration of the placement (minimum 1 year assignment)
  • Fluency in both French and English required

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in West African regional agricultural development
  • Field related experience in urban and rural African settings

Application requirements:

All candidates must submit the following required documents:

· Curriculum Vitae

· 1-page cover letter highlighting ability to contribute your skills towards enhancing capacity of a regional organization involved in food security. Kindly specify your strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt to new multi-cultural environment.

· 3 references; 2 professional and 1 personal.

Nationals of ECOWAS countries welcome to apply. Please send applications to: AfricaLEAD_Internships@dai.com by December 30, 2016 at 5:00PM GMT.

How to apply:

Application requirements:

All candidates must submit the following required documents:

· Curriculum Vitae

· 1-page cover letter highlighting ability to contribute your skills towards enhancing capacity of a regional organization involved in food security. Kindly specify your strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt to new multi-cultural environment.

· 3 references; 2 professional and 1 personal.

Nationals of ECOWAS countries welcome to apply. Please send applications to: AfricaLEAD_Internships@dai.com by December 30, 2016 at 5:00PM GMT.

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Somalia: Procurement Officer

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

Our client supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Their mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Role objectives:

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our client’s vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing their partners’ expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our client offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that our client can quickly respond to their partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Our client is located in Nairobi and oversees the organizations operations in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi. Their regional offices covers a large geographic spread, including Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros, in addition to those mentioned above, our client in Kenya implements a large portfolio of projects in partnership with other UN agencies and various donors on the ground, ranging from physical infrastructure to transactional projects.

Expected output:

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Manager, the incumbent is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities, but not limited to:

Management and Implementation:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with our client’s procurement manual, financial rules and regulations, relevant organizational directives and administrative instructions.
  • Implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  • Establishing and effective use of internal SOP’s in procurement, control of workflows in the procurement unit.
  • Continuous business processes monitoring and elaboration of changes.

Planning and Evaluation:

  • Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for the projects and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Elaboration and implementation of proper needs assessment and requirement definition mechanisms for identification of projects’ actual procurement needs.
  • Implementation of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes including receipt of requisitions, organization of RFQ, ITB and RFP, receipt of quotations, bids and proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with our clients procurement manual and FRR.
  • Review and verification of procurement-related submissions to the HQCPC.
  • Review and verification of purchase orders for goods, contracts for services and works.
  • Effective use of the procurement processes monitoring systems and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement; elaboration (whenever necessary) of changes in the procurement monitoring systems.

Coordination and Knowledge sharing:

  • Sound contribution to projects during planning and implementation stages.
  • Participation in negotiations, acceptance reviews and FA budget & IAN formulation as required.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Conduct of procurement training for SSOC staff as required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Assist in submission of a procurement reports to the Head of Support and/or Procurement Officer, on a quarterly basis, or as required.
  • Assist in the development of the unit work plan, and contribute to the achievement of those goals.
  • Complete procurement of all required goods, works and services on a timely basis and in an accurate manner.
  • Participate in the development of monitoring tools for the procurement unit and work with members of the unit to ensure these tools are used effectively.

Final Product:

  • Efficient procurement service unit to the clients, while maintaining full compliance to our client’s standards.

Project reporting:

This role reports to the Procurement Manager.

Key competencies:

Experience:

  • Minimum eleven years of relevant experience required.
  • Knowledge of UN procurement and financial rules and regulations is desirable.
  • Work experience in developing/post conflict countries is an added advantage.
  • Computer skills with word processing, spread sheets, email and internet are required.
  • Knowledge of UN systems is desirable.

Language:

  • Good written and verbal communication in English is required.

Certifications:

  • PRINCE2 foundation or equivalent project management qualification is an asset.
  • Professional certification in the field of procurement from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or elsewhere a plus.

Competencies:

  • Leadership – Proven supervisory ability and/or technical leadership. Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader.
  • Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Planning & Organization – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
  • Judgment – Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Communications – Strong spoken and written communication skills.
  • Problem Solving – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.

Team management:

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of business administration, public administration, accounting, international relations or any other relevant discipline with a combination of two additional years of relevant professional experience is a requirement.
  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline may substitute for some required years of experience.
  • Additional training and/or practical experience in project management is desirable.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link:
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nzer

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United States of America: Business Development Officers (2 Openings)

Organization: Medical Care Development International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Jan 2017

Position Announcement

Business Development Officers (2 Openings)

The International Division of Medical Care Development, MCDI was founded in 1977 with the belief that MCD’s successful approach to health systems development in the rural United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing nations. A global non-profit organization, MCDI uses practical, evidence-based and high-impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries. For almost 40 years, MCDI has worked to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through integrated, sustainable and locally-driven interventions. MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world’s most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is seeking a full-time, Assistant Business Development Manager and a Business Development Officer to help strengthen our Business Development department. These positions, under the direction and supervision of the Senior Business Development Manager, will play a key role in all aspects of new business acquisition at MCDI. These positions will work with business development, technical and field staff to track business opportunities and position MCDI to win new business, as well as managing the capture and development of certain proposals. These positions will also support capacity building for MCDI staff on relevant business development topics and will participate in profile raising initiatives communications materials, meetings with potential donors and partners, and external events.

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Projected start date: Immediately

Some of the key responsibilities of these positions include:

  • Assist the Senior Business Development Manager and organization in showcasing and promoting MCDI’s expertise and project/country experience.

  • Support the Senior Business Development Manager in identifying, evaluating and tracking business development leads that leverage MCDI capabilities and position MCDI to compete effectively for new business opportunities.

  • Assist and support the Senior Business Development Manager in managing the capture process for proposals that MCDI determines are in its strategic interest to bid on and that MCDI is well positioned to win.

  • Assist the Senior Business Development Manager in managing and implementing proposal preparation and submission.

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization. MCDI is an equal opportunity employer and deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment and collaboration.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree in international public health, international development, business administration or equivalent degree with relevant experience.
  • 5-10 years of international health or development experience, of which 3-7 years of experience are in business development.
  • Educational, academic and/or professional experience that demonstrates a high level of technical proficiency in core MCDI program areas (MCH; malaria; WASH, neglected tropical disease, M&E, etc.) would be an advantage.
  • Strong writing skills and experience, particularly proposal writing that includes writing of technical sections of the proposal.
  • Strong experience working in the development of complex proposals and managing donor and partner relations.
  • Experience with and knowledge of regulations and policies of the US Government and non-US donors (to include the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN, DFID, EU, African Development Bank, GFATM, etc.).
  • Experience with capture planning, competitiveness analysis, and marketing of institutional capacities to enhance competitive position.
  • Knowledge of donor priorities and trends.
  • Experience in presenting and communicating project outcomes and impacts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with proposal budgeting and cost application development desirable.
  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Fluency in English required; working ability in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship from MCDI.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit:

  1. An updated CV,

  2. A cover letter

  3. A recent writing sample

  4. A completed USAID Biodata Form (1420)

To mcdijobs@mcd.org or mail to MCDI, 8401 Colesville Road, Suite 425, Silver Spring, MD 20910, attention HR by January 27, 2017.

Short listed applicants will be requested to take tests to assess computer proficiency and general suitability for the position.

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Libya: National Consultant for Mashashya and Zintan

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the UN global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

In accordance with its mandate under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2213 (2015), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has been actively engaged in efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution to Libya’s political and institutional crisis and bring an end to the armed conflict. Through a joint project, UNDP is working with UNSMIL to support transitional justice initiatives in Libya.

Role objectives:

The Support to Transitional Justice and Reconciliation at the Local and National Levels in Libya is a 2-year project that aims to facilitate dialogue between different parties in localized disputes and to work with the parties to identify a way to develop capacities for conflict resolution, establish transitional processes to deal with past violations and develop plans to enhance community security.
The project will support key actors at the local and national levels to:

  • Continue dialogue processes on transitional justice and return of IDPs.
  • Develop strategies and plans to support transitional justice measures.
  • Support inclusive community safety and security planning.

The project has begun with the Misrata and Tawergha dialogue and will aim to replicate the approach in other communities through the course of 2016 – 2017.

In this regard, UNDP is seeking to hire an national consultant to provide substantive guidance and support to the team working on the transitional justice project.

Expected output:

The overall objective of this consultancy is be to support the international consultant in writing a paper on the history of the conflicts between the Mashashya and Zintan, the previous related initiatives, mediation undertaken and lessons learned. The tasks include:

  • Contact the civil society organizations, community leaders and other relevant interlocutors to understand the conflicts between the Mashashya and Zintan.
  • Map previous related initiatives, mediation undertaken and lessons learn.
  • Identify the disputes and the view of each of all related parties.
  • Build an archive of all the relevant documents.
  • Map local experts, key local actors.
  • Produce a paper of not more than 40 pages in Arabic or English (if in Arabic the budget of the consultancy will include translation and revision).

Project reporting:

This role is under the direct supervision of the Director of the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division of UNSMIL and in coordination with the Project Manager.

Key competencies:

Education:

  • University degree in law, political science, sociology, law or related field with specialization in transitional justice and human rights.

Experience and skills required:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in the areas of conflict resolutions, transitional justice and human rights.
  • Understanding of the issues related to conflict resolution, transitional justice and human rights including research and preparation of research papers.
  • Experience of working with representatives of the authorities, academia including participation in conferences, seminars, presentations in various fora.
  • Fluency in Arabic required, good knowledge of English an asset.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly and equally.
  • Strong technical knowledge of the field of political dialogue processes and a general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of political processes and democratization in transition and crises contexts.
  • The candidate should have experience in carrying out research; be able to work well with counterparts; and know how to contribute to building national capacity.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships, and good working knowledge of information and computer technology.
  • Excellent analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:

To be advised

How to apply:

Candidates interested in this job need to register on CTG website as a candidate and then apply for this role using the below link:

https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nzd0

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Libya: Senior Technical Cooperation Officer

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

Libya is experiencing significant political conflict, insecurity and economic challenges five years after the 17 February 2011 Revolution. The overall environment is characterized by deep political polarization, increased institutional uncertainty, continuous violence and growing threat of terrorism.
In accordance with its mandate, UNSMIL has been actively engaged in efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution to Libya’s political and institutional crisis and bring an end to the armed conflict. After the 17 December signature of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) is an important step towards restoring state institutions in Libya and create the environment and opportunity to reinvigorate the process of Libya’s democratic transition.

UNDP is providing substantive and logistical support to UNSMIL to widen the support to the LPA and provide technical assistance to the GNA.

Libya is at a critical junction in its development process. International technical support and development funds have been secured from multiple countries, and a variety of development projects have been proposed at all administrative levels. The Ministry of Planning is working to identify projects that will be most effective in addressing the immediate needs of the Libyan people.

To that effect the Ministry of Planning has requested UNDP to recruit a Technical Cooperation Officer who will be responsible for supporting the Technical Cooperation Expert to provide expert advice and conduct research into aid management and coordination, with the overall aim to support the GNA to more effectively align and implement international and national development resources in support of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

Role objectives:

The overall objective of the assignment of the Technical Cooperation Officer is to assist the Technical Cooperation Expert to support the Ministry of Planning with international community supported project planning. This includes:

Technical Cooperation Matrix:

  • Support the strengthening of aid effectiveness by developing a matrix for technical cooperation which contains, amongst other, a mapping of international donor organizations active in Libya; their financial level of support; thematic support areas; geographical focus, etc.

Technical Cooperation Manual:

  • Assist the development of a manual that enhances the effectiveness of international development assistance by providing guidelines and standardization for the management and implementation of international aid provided to Libya.
  • Assist the improvement of country systems for tracking aid resources and results, promoting accountability and promoting integration of international aid within national budget frameworks.
  • Support in-country learning by providing information on alignment, donor harmonization and managing for results, drawing on knowledge of Libyan experiences as well as experiences from within the MENA region.
  • Support the use and development of country systems, including systems to track aid resources and results, aid coordination dialogue mechanisms, and public financial management systems.
  • Provide practical recommendations for action concerning aid predictability and increasing the alignment of international financial and technical assistance with Libyan priorities.

Aid Coordination and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Assist in the promotion and conduct of Government-donor dialogue at all levels to achieve mutual understanding on aid coordination issues.
  • Support the development of a mechanism for sharing knowledge and lessons learnt on aid effectiveness.

Technical Cooperation Capacity Development:

  • Support the provision of inputs and guidance on how to develop and build the Technical Cooperation function within the MoP to make it a well-functioning, effective aid management institution.
  • Assist in the formulation and oversee the implementation of a technical cooperation management staff capacity development strategy that stimulates a learning culture through systematic analysis of project data.
  • Support capacity building of relevant MoP staff members to develop and maintain a well-functioning technical cooperation management system, including regular analysis of project monitoring data.
  • Assist Project Managers and other relevant MoP staff to ensure skills development and training of responsible government officials in technical cooperation, aid tracking and analysis.

Perform other tasks or any other duties reflecting the overall purpose of supporting the Technical Cooperation Function in the Libyan Ministry of Planning.

Expected output:

Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP, the Technical Cooperation Expert and in close consultation with UNDP, support in the following:

  • Developing a Technical Cooperation Matrix.

  • Developing a Technical Cooperation Manual.

  • Support the promotion, aid coordination and knowledge sharing by supporting government-donor/UN dialogue at all levels to achieve mutual understanding on aid coordination issues, as well as develop a mechanism for sharing knowledge and lessons learnt on aid effectiveness.

  • Assist in conducting extensive technical cooperation capacity development of MoP and other public sector employees as required.

Project reporting:

The expert will work under the overall guidance of the Director, Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Planning, and the Technical Cooperation Expert.

Key competencies:

  • University degree in international development, political science, international relations or related field.

  • At least 11 years’ experience in the area of public sector related development work.

  • Extensive experience from working with public administration and development in a post conflict administrative setting.

  • Experience of working in the MENA region, preferably in Libya.

  • Fluency in Arabic and a necessary requirement.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:

To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this job need to register on CTG website as a candidate and then apply for this role using the below link:
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nzcv

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Libya: Project Coordinator

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The Stabilization Facility for Libya aims to bridge the critical period of transition from initial period of humanitarian relief towards mid- and long-term structural and sector – specific support. It will include time bound quick interventions at the municipality level that seek to enhance the legitimacy of the GNA within the Libyan population through provision of concrete improvements and peace dividends at the community level through rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, building the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of their population, and enhancing local mediation and conflict resolution capacities and processes.

The Stabilization Facility will be Libyan led, with the Prime Minister or his representative chairing the board jointly with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and the activities being implemented in cooperation with Libyan local authorities. The stabilization activities will be guided by quick needs assessments and consultations with local authorities and other relevant local stakeholders, such as civil society organizations, representatives of line ministries and relevant stakeholders. The Facility will be initially limited to specific localities depending on available funding, but must be scalable to encompass the entire state territory.

The Stabilization Facility is an immediate stabilization initiative that provides quick rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, and enhances the engagement between the central government and municipalities. The Stabilization Facility will repair light infrastructure within the conflict affected areas to reverse the physical disruption caused by the conflict, and enable the reopening of key services at the municipal level. It may also support quick recovery of businesses that are critical to the survival of whole communities through rehabilitation and provision of equipment. Through these activities it will also aim to boost the capacity of municipalities.

Role objectives:

UNDP will undertake rehabilitation of light infrastructure and critical businesses destroyed by conflict in East, West and South Libya.

The project will support the following types of infrastructure rehabilitation:

  • Key public infrastructure including clinics, hospitals, schools and police stations and government buildings.
  • Rehabilitation of waste water treatment facilities, and water networks.
  • Rehabilitation of power stations, electricity networks, power grids and other destroyed electricity infrastructure.
  • Rehabilitation of roads and bridges.
  • Rehabilitation of small businesses that are critical to the community (e.g. bakeries).
    UNDP will also require provision of equipment that will complement the works, including:
  • Provision of equipment including alternative electricity sources.
  • Provision of equipment to small businesses being rehabilitated.
    The first step of the project will be to undertake a participatory rapid needs assessment in the first three locations where the Stabilization Facility will start working in, including a location in the East, West and South Libya.
    The rapid needs assessment will cover the following areas:
  • Examination of damage to critical infrastructure causing disturbance in public service delivery, as well as to any businesses that are critical to the community.
  • Determining the financial requirements of short-term rehabilitation based on a rapid estimated costing exercise.
  • A mapping of already on-going interventions to make sure the project will not duplicate any existing initiatives.
  • An understanding of conflict and social peace dynamics in the municipality to make sure that interventions remain conflict sensitive and contribute to stabilization in the municipality.
    The Project Coordinators will be responsible for the needs assessment process in their location and will work closely with the Field Engineers who will help assess the damage and estimate the cost of rehabilitation. During the needs assessment phase the Project Coordinators will work closely with the needs assessment Team Leader. Once the needs assessment is completed the Project Coordinators will help facilitate local prioritization exercises to agree on local priorities and an action plan. Once the action plan is agreed upon, the project coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of the project progress in their location.

Expected output:

Main Task:

  • Support the needs assessment Team Leader in drafting the methodology for the needs assessment including the questionnaires for each sector.
  • Lead the process of collecting the information in the agreed sectors in collaboration with the local authorities.
  • Undertake field visits with the Field Engineers to review the physical damage.
  • Draft the needs assessment report and submit it to the Project Manager for approval.
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and the selected NGO partner to organize the local prioritization workshop to agree on rehabilitation priority plan; and ensure all the relevant local stakeholders attend the prioritization workshop.
  • Finalize and submit the priority plan to the Project Manager for approval.
  • Coordinate all the support being provided to the municipality from the Stabilization Facility.
  • Work closely with the selected NGO partners to engage in the conflict analysis process, as well as the small scale peace building interventions.
  • Working closely with the Field Engineer(s), supervise the rehabilitation works and provide regular bi-monthly reports to the Project Manager on the progress of works.
  • Immediately report any variation or problem arising in the rehabilitation works or provision of equipment to the Project Manager.
  • Conduct regular field visits to the project sites to monitor the implementation of the work plan.
  • Provide on-going mentoring and support to the municipality/local authorities and ensure that the local authorities are engaged in the project.
  • Organize any required workshops or events.
  • Lead the communication of the project at the municipality level.
  • Ensure and monitor the proper operation of the finalized projects.
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as requested by the Project Manager.

Project reporting:

Project manager Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL).

Key competencies:

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
    Core Competencies:
  • Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options.
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high rank officials.
  • Time management skills.
  • Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environment.
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents.
  • Building support and political acumen.
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.

Education:

  • An advanced degree in political science, development studies, public administration, project management, engineering or a related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant project coordination experience with demonstrated experience of working closely with local authorities and civil society.
  • Experience of management or coordination of infrastructure project desirable.
  • Experience of working with international agencies and NGOs desirable.
  • Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and liaison with authorities.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic required.

Other Attributes:

  • An understanding of and ability to abide by the values of the United Nations.
  • Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds.

Team management:

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:

A Bachelor degree with a minimum of seven years of experienced may be accepted.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this job need to register on CTG website and apply for this role using the below link:
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nzcR

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Canada: National Society Development Advisor

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Country: Canada
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

POSITION: National Society Development Advisor

DURATION: 12 months

DEPARTMENT: IO – Global Programs

LOCATION: Ottawa, ON

Do you want to make a difference? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS), a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking a National Society Development Advisor.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Advisors, Global Programs, the National Society Development (NSD) Advisor is responsible for developing, promoting and supporting an effective approach for supporting National Societies and their organizational development and capacity strengthening priorities. Particular focus will be placed on supporting the Resource Mobilization capacity strengthening efforts of sister National Societies with reference to relevant frameworks within the RCRC Movement, the CRC and external sources and framed by International Operations (IO) Strategy 2020 (S2020) to deliver in the Last Mile.

The National Society Development Advisor contributes towards the mandate of the Global Programs: Provides technical support for the delivery of programs and services to people and communities within the context of S2020 in four regions: Asia, Africa, Americas and Middle East, North Africa (MENA). The NSD Advisor manages and grow partnerships and relationships with their technical counterparts within the RCRC Movement, National Societies and relevant stakeholders.

The National Society Development Advisor works as a collaborative member of relevant standing working groups(s) as agreed with the Senior Manager, Advisors and/or the Director Global Programs and actively participates in successful implementation of the IO Strategy 2020.The National Society Development Advisor will contribute to the success of the matrix model, agility of the organization, delivering against the One Red Cross vision and interoperability, implement innovations/learning within programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support to National Society Capacity Strengthening

· Ensures best practices and standards for effective collaborations with National Society partners in relation to Resource Mobilization capacity strengthening are reflected in practice (e.g. principles of effective resource mobilization in low income and fragile contexts, organizational development, capacity building).

· Based on the above best practices and standards:

o Provides technical support and quality assurance for assessments, project design, and monitoring and evaluation of projects from the perspective of Resource Mobilization capacity strengthening.

o Provides, adapts or develop tools for assessments, program design, monitoring and evaluation of programs from the perspective of Resource Mobilization capacity strengthening.

o Ensures close collaborations with CRCS Fund Development and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for implementation of capacity building initiatives within programs.

General

· Supports National Society partners to identify their capacity strengthening priorities.

· Defines and promotes best practice and standards for effective collaborations with National Society partners in relation to humanitarian action, and in support of their development.

· Monitors trends and developments on issues relating to partnership, organisational development and capacity building within the Movement and the broader humanitarian sector.

· Ensures that shifts in knowledge on issues relating to partnerships, organizational development and capacity building are reflected in CRCS strategies, policies, guidelines and practice.

· Facilitates continuous learning within CRCS through collection and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practice, and development and delivery of relevant training and mentoring.

· Engages with Movement counterparts and “thought leaders” such as academics, INGOs, the UN and sector networks to inform joint learning and continuous improvement.

· Explores possible solutions, provides quality technical support to a wide range of counterparts, and develops recommendations for approval. The incumbent has no direct supervisory responsibility and no program management responsibility.

Supports an effective team

· Develops and maintains membership in the functional department, Global Programs, and designated project teams. Collaborates to fulfill the agreed objectives, needs and expectations. Fosters team work through a professional exchange of experiences and expertise that can be transferred to other areas of work. Ensures sharing and dissemination of services related materials to all concerned actors.

· Provides back-up to colleagues as required.

· Mentors colleagues on sourcing processes and systems for back up purposes.

· Follows all CRC’s policies and procedures required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.

· Integrates volunteer resources within the scope of responsibilities, as required.

· Participates in disaster planning, preparation and response, as required.

· Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and experience

· Degree or similar professional qualifications in Fundraising, Business, Organizational Development, Management, Public Administration, International Development, or a related field.

· 5-8 years related experience including significant time working in low-income and fragile country contexts.

· Demonstrated experience in developing tools and processes, providing technical support and quality assurance, and facilitating learning.

· Experience in humanitarian aid and / or international development is desired;

· Excellent skills and extensive experience in developing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge

· Highly developed understanding of methodologies and approaches for fundraising, organizational change management, and institutional capacity building.

· Demonstrated knowledge of results based management and participatory program planning, monitoring and evaluation methodologies.

Skills and Attributes

· Strong communication skills in English & Spanish are essential. Fluency in French is an asset

· Highly skilled at advising, coaching, and facilitating.

· Familiarity with donor agency requirements, especially Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

· Resilience and adaptability to changing circumstances and an evolving environment.

· Commitment to the Principles of the Red Cross Movement.

WORKING CONDITIONS

· The majority of the work is performed in a clean and comfortable environment.

· May include long to moderate hours sitting and using computers and office equipment.

· May be required to some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time up to 20kg (or another weight).

· Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice.

· Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions.

· This position may require domestic or overseas travel to attend conferences, workshops and meetings as required.

· If required, and eligible, periodic travel to country operations may be required (total may amount to 50%). Field missions can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services in emergency contexts and requiring very strict adherence to security regulations.

· Must be able to be Medical Cleared for travel in accordance with established CRC Medical criteria in positions where travel will be required.

How to apply:

Interested parties may submit their application by applying on the Canadian Red Cross Online Career Website by midnight EST on January 15, 2017.

Please note that there is no relocation package for this position.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, vulnerable sector and reference check. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Jordan: Counter Fraud Specialist – Middle East and Eurasia Region

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children and is looking for a Counter Fraud Specialist for Middle East and Eurasia (MEE) region to be based in our regional office in Amman, Jordan. This is a great opportunity for an excellent case manager with proven track record of counter fraud and corruption experience.

The joining candidate will have the privilege to contribute to the implementation of the organization’s new 15-year global strategy “Ambition”, focusing on reaching the most deprived children. The MEE region is one of our most complex and important regions where we are a key humanitarian player operating across 17 countries, and in all of our thematic areas.

This is a demanding role that will require you to manage cases and support fraud investigations, build local capacity, work with colleagues across the organisation to help embed a culture of fraud awareness aligned to our zero tolerance policy, and ensure an effective strategy of counter fraud prevention.

You will be required and willing to travel across the region and internationally based on the need. You’ll also need to be culturally sensitive, tenacious, resilient, dedicated to our values and ambitions for children and, of course, to fraud prevention and detection. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic are also required.

The ideal candidate will have to posses the following:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of counter fraud activities and mechanisms for reducing fraud

  • awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption

  • excellent investigative ability with proven track record

  • aware of current best practices in investigation techniques

  • analytical skills

  • understanding of financial statements / management accounting

  • good oral and written communication skills including report writing

  • able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations

  • perseverance, resilience and tenacity

  • ability to work with minimum supervision

  • cultural sensitivity

  • robust analytical skills

  • strong attention to detail

  • excellent oral and written communication skills including report writing

  • imaginative and innovative thinking

  • able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations

  • perseverance, resilience and tenacity

  • excellent English and Arabic language required (written and spoken)

  • recognition of the importance of confidentiality and the rule of law

  • a passion for the mission of Save the Children

Please apply using a cover letter and an up-to-date CV. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

The organisation

We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 120 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before the age of 5
  • All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerate

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘SDodeen.65614.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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Lebanon: Donor Relations and Projects Officer

Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

  1. Maintain and develop effective relations with assigned locally-based donors to create a better understanding of UNRWA’s work and seek funding from governmental and non-governmental sources;

  2. Liaise with the relevant staff in UNRWA Lebanon to ensure quality control and timely submission of project proposals, narrative and financial reports;

  3. Develop funding proposals and draft reports for submission to UNRWA headquarters and donors;

  4. Draft donor correspondence relating to the submission of projects/reports, using savings and interest, reprogramming, no cost extensions, etc;

  5. Ensure the smooth management of projects under her/his portfolio (including financial monitoring);

  6. Liaise with headquarters to check donor requirements, exchange information on donors requests/projects status, request financial statements, submit projects and reports to capitals (when required), etc;

  7. Draft briefing note/documents for the Front Office and the Head of Donor Relations Unit upon request. Attend donor and NGO meetings and events when requested; carry out field visits to UNRWA projects when required;

  8. Coordinate with the Public Information Office/Area Officers/ NMU to organize donor field visits and ensure media coverage and recognition of contributions;

  9. Update donor files (soft and hard copies);

  10. Write detailed handover note one week before completion of duties summarizing the status of each project.

How to apply:

If you have the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form; it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement. Only applications received through this website will be considered and the system will not allow applications after the deadline. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted –“سيتم الإتصال فقط بالأشخاص الذين تنطبق عليهم متطلبات الوظيفة”. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. For further information in how to apply for a post, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JreyKoXXKEA&feature=youtu.be

For any queries please send an email to: recruitmentquestions@unrwa.org. Please apply as requested above, do not send your CV To this email address, all cvs sent to this email address will be automatically ignored. يرجى تقديم الطلبات حسب التعليمات اعلاها وعدم ارسال السيرة الذاتية الى هذا البريد الالكتروني, سيتم تجاهل السير الذاتية التي ترسل الى هذا العنوان تلقائيا. or contact the recruitment unit on 009611830403.

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United States of America: Manager, New Business Development

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Jan 2017

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI seeks applicants for the position of New Business Development Manager to help direct PSI’s activities in developing new business worldwide with foundations, private sector, bilateral and multilateral donors. PSI’s NBD Department offers assistance to field-based programs when responding to the US government, DFID, KFW, Global Fund, corporate, foundation, and other donor requests for proposals. The Department has annual fundraising goals typically in excess of $500 million. NBD also provides additional fundraising support to PSI country platforms facing funding shortfalls and increasingly will support fundraising for new health areas. The department also builds the capacity of PSI’s country platforms to prepare proposals.

We are looking for a manager to help us with proposal development especially with the new development trends around impact financing and investments. The New Business Development Manager is a demanding, challenging and exciting role, requiring a dynamic individual with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, excellent writing skills, a sharp focus on details, and demonstrated experience leading teams in complex processes.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and contributing to the implementation of PSI’s strategy to engage in non-traditional financing models such as development impact bonds, flexible funding including loans and grants, and other opportunities for the monetization of assets
  • Manage all aspects of proposal development related to securing funding for social enterprise opportunities by working with field and headquarters staff on enterprise design, business plan development and proposal writing
  • Managing all aspects of proposal development by working with field and headquarters staff on program design, proposal writing and (on occasion) cost proposal development
  • Traveling to provide technical assistance to the field programs as needed for proposal development/capacity building
  • Coordinating efforts between PSI and partner organizations on specific proposals
  • Expanding the capabilities of PSI staff to participate in technical and cost proposals and other business development efforts through mentoring and direct training
  • Collaborating with senior management to identify and strategize on new business opportunities
  • Managing relationships for a portfolio of private donors (which may include proposal writing, report writing, ongoing communications and meetings, etc.)
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of PSI’s systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities, developing proposals and budgets, and managing institutional knowledge
  • Liaising with PSI regional staff regarding upcoming proposal opportunities and other business development needs.

What are we looking for?

  • Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience related to international development (international health finance preferred)
  • Experience in business strategy and finance
  • Excellent diplomatic, negotiating and interpersonal communication capability
  • Outstanding English writing skills required; all applicants must undergo a writing evaluation
  • 3 years of demonstrated NBD experience with a variety of donors strongly preferred
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills;
  • Self-starter, able to achieve results with limited supervision;
  • Developing country work experience and foreign language skills (esp. Spanish, French, and Portuguese) strongly preferred. French speakers strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Understanding of social franchising/impact investing preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 6

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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Turkey: Awards & Compliance Officer – Antakya, Turkey

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 05 Jan 2017

National Post

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised $2 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, ensuring that they are able to survive, learn and be protected whatever their circumstances, including in times of humanitarian crisis.

2016 is a time of change and growth at Save the Children. As part of our new strategic plan ‘Every Last Child’, we have made it a global priority to build humanitarian, advocacy and campaigning capability, to become truly global – driving stronger and more diversified funding, and to maximise the use of our knowledge, systems, capacity and culture. We are doing whatever it takes to reach the world’s most excluded children. With your help we can ensure the world puts children first, and that we can tackle the barriers that prevent them from surviving and thriving. We won’t stop until every last child survives and fulfils their potential.

Position reporting to: Awards & Compliance Coordinator

Positions reporting to the POST: None

Contract type: Employment

Contract length: Fixed term

Closing date: 5-Jan-17

Location: Antakya

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Project Manager is responsible to, with partners, deliver high quality projects for children and their families with a focus on (1) excellent project implementation, including timely activity implementation according to plan and routine monitoring against agreed indicators, (2) high quality progress and final reports for external and internal use and (3) strong budget oversight: monthly forecasting and spending according to plan; quarterly revisions, as needed; budget (spending) reporting and (4) ensuring procurement is on time and in line with technical specifications and (5) ensuring compliance with relevant polices. S/he will also provide day-to-day oversight to an assigned set of project(s) based either in the SCI office or with implementing partners. S/he will coordinate between SCI and partners, while mapping best practices, tools used, lessons learnt and effectively share with partners and global program coordination team. S/he will actively monitor activities, ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that delays or issues with implementation are flagged immediately and corrective actions are taken. Moreover, the Project Coordinator will be working closely with the relevant TAs and staff on capacity building/strengthening interventions ensuring quality of Save the Children’s programme.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Compliance (systems, processes, donor)

  • Understanding of SCI processes and other key donor requirements and adherence to these
  • Understanding of the Award Management System (AMS) and reporting functions, and ensure AMS is up to date to drive data quality for partners’ record.
  • Support Awards & Compliance Coordinator in the legal vetting process of implementing Partners through AMS.
  • Maintain hard files for all partners’ agreements.
  • Draft SGAs of partners assigned by Awards & Compliance coordinator, while ensuring that appropriate annexes are included.
  • Facilitate partner sub grant close-out, helping project managers to ensure all tasks are completed as per the close-out checklist and that all required close-out documentations are kept on file.
  • Inform Awards & Compliance Coordinator after close-out letter is signed for further dissemination.

Portfolio management

  • Support Awards & Compliance Coordinator to perform portfolio level monitoring and analysis such as funding tracker.
  • Produce management reports for partners and escalate identified sub awards portfolio issues in a timely manner to awards and compliance coordinator.

Monitoring and analysis

· Financial analysis of partners’ financial reports for monitoring purpose.

  • Support Awards & Compliance Coordinator in facilitating awards review meeting with partners and relevant budget-holders as and when required.

Developing self and others; Working effectively with others

  • Build relationships with other teams to support the resolution of issues including deliverables of partners’ reports.

· Support Awards & Compliance Coordinator in delivering the capacity building to Partner organisations as and when required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:

· Professional qualification in Business, International Development, Finance/Accounting or similar

· University degree in Business Administration or Finance

· Highly developed interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

· Experience in managing grants, contracts & sub agreements with knowledge of major funders’ guidelines (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, SIDA etc.)

· Relevant experience managing donor funded projects with International NGO’s

· Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities. Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must

· Ability to proactively identify issues and problem solving skills to address these

· Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team

· Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Excellent time management and planning capacity

Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

· Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.

· Annual leave

· Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.

· Transportation

· A motivating work environment

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to turkey.recruit@savethechildren.org and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on 5th January 2017 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time). The interviews will be on a rolling basis In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency/work permit card must be attached with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Cameroon: Chef de sous-délégation (coordinateur terrain) – Garoua-Boulaï – CAMEROUN – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Cameroon
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

Contexte du poste

Depuis 2010, la Croix-Rouge française (CRF) est présente au Cameroun et intervient dans le domaine de la santé et de la nutrition. Durant deux ans et demi, la CRF a mis en place un projet d’ ” Amélioration de la prise en charge sanitaire des populations vulnérables de la Province de l’Est du Cameroun par le renforcement des capacités de la Croix-Rouge camerounaise (CRC)». Par la suite, des projets de prise en charge de la malnutrition aigüe sévère dans la région de l’Extrême Nord du Cameroun ont été mis en oeuvre sous financement ECHO.

Un projet d’assistante sanitaire, nutritionnelle et d’accès à l’eau et l’assainissement d’urgence aux populations a été mis en oeuvre depuis l’été 2014. Il est prévu de fermer ce programme en février 2017.

La Croix-Rouge Camerounaise (CRC)

Membre du Mouvement International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge depuis 1963, la CRc est une
association auxiliaire des pouvoirs publics camerounais et reconnue d’utilité publique. Conformément à son plan stratégique de développement, les partenaires du Mouvement (CICR, FICR, CRF)tentent à travers leurs projets d’accompagner la SN dans le développement de ses ressources.

Le Poste

OBJECTIFS

En respectant et appliquant les principes du Mouvement CR/CR (Humanité, Impartialité, Neutralité, Indépendance, Volontariat, Unité et Universalité), et sous l’autorité du chef de délégation basé à Yaoundé, le chef de sous-délégation a pour objectifs :

  • de représenter de la CRF auprès des autorités, des bénéficiaires et des partenaires impliqués dans la zone
  • de garantir la coordination et le suivi des projets de la sous-délégation, ainsi que le partage d’information avec les autres acteurs humanitaires et partenaires de terrain, spécifiquement avec les membres du Mouvement CR/CR
  • de proposer si besoin des réorientations aux projets en fonction des contraintes terrain, en collaboration avec les chefs de projet, la coordination et en concertation avec la Croix-Rouge camerounaise (CRC).
  • de maintenir le positionnement stratégique de la CRF, la garantie de qualité des actions mises en oeuvre dans ses domaines de compétences, au sein de la sous-délégation de Garoua-Boulaï

Lien hiérarchique :

Travaille sous la responsabilité directe du chef de délégation CRF à Yaoundé. Est responsable de l’ensemble du personnel expatrié et national de la sous-délégation de Garoua Boulaï.

Liens fonctionnels :

Collabore en interne avec :

  • L’équipe de coordination à Yaoundé
  • Les équipes de la sous-délégation de Maroua

Collabore en externe avec :

  • Les Comités locaux et départementaux de la Croix-Rouge camerounaise
  • Les partenaires institutionnels de Garoua-Boulai et Bertoua
  • Les partenaires opérationnels humanitaires (SI, FICR, IMC, IRD, ACF, PU-AMI…)
  • Les partenaires techniques et financiers (ECHO, HCR, UNICEF, PAM…)

Responsabilités
Sous l’autorité de la chef de délégation, les tâches inhérentes au chef de sous délégation se déclinent en 4
catégories :

  • A- Coordination et suivi des projets
  • B- Gestion des moyens
  • C- Gestion de la communication
  • D- Gestion de la sécurité

Le profil du candidat

Formation : Master en gestion de projet et/ou gestion administrative et financière – Management – ou toute autre formation pertinente au regard des responsabilités du poste.

Langue : français courant

Lié à la fonction de chef de sous-délégation :

  • Expériences avérées en management, gestion de projet et gestion de la sécurité (3 an minimum)
  • Autonomie, polyvalence, adaptabilité dans un contexte difficile
  • Capacité organisationnelle et capacités de coordination
  • Capacité de travail en équipe
  • Permis de conduire
  • Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (autonomie complète sur Word et Excel).
  • Capacités rédactionnelles et expérience de rédaction de projet et d’élaboration de rapports
  • Bon esprit analytique et de synthèse.
  • Aisance en communication et dans les relations institutionnelle

Lié à l’environnement spécifique de la mission :

  • Capacités de travail dans un contexte complexe
  • Rigueur, patience, flexibilité et capacité d’adaptation
  • Capacité d’adaptation et de négociation
  • Diplomatie indispensable
  • A l’aise et souple dans les relations institutionnelles
  • Expérience en gestion du personnel de cultures différentes.
  • Très bonnes facilités de travail en équipe
  • Bonne connaissance ou expérience du Mouvement Croix-Rouge (fonctionnement, mandats etc…)

Résumé :

  • Lieu de la mission: Garoua-Boulai – CAMEROUN
  • Durée de la mission: 12 mois
  • A pourvoir: janvier 2017
  • Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : le 14/01/2016
  • Statut : expatrié

La Croix-Rouge française se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce et de dépôt des candidatures. Merci de votre compréhension.

Pré-requis :

  • Passeport d’une validité supérieure à 6 mois au moment du départ prévu ;
  • Carnet de vaccinations à jour / aptitude à voyager.

Pour mieux connaitre le mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, nous vous invitons à suivre deux formations en ligne, gratuites et accessibles à tous.

La réalisation de ces formations constitue un plus dans votre candidature :

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) : cette formation en ligne est consacrée aux principes fondamentaux et au fonctionnement du Mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge. A travers 12 modules elle aborde des sujets tels que l’origine et l’histoire du mouvement, ses principes fondamentaux, l’emblème, la Fédération internationale, le CICR et les sociétés nationales. Elle est destinée à tous : volontaires, salariés, adhérents ou aux personnes désirant en savoir plus sur le plus grand mouvement humanitaire au monde.

Stay Safe, quant à elle, est destinée à tous les personnels amenés à effectuer des missions internationales au nom de la Fédération ou d’une société nationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le cours a pour objectif de développer une culture commune de la gestion de la sécurité au sein du Mouvement. Elle permet ainsi une meilleure compréhension des principales menaces et risques que courent les acteurs humanitaires sur le terrain et propose des solutions pour en limiter l’impact. Vous trouverez ces cours sur la Plate-forme d’apprentissage e-learning ouverte à tous de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

Postuler directement via le site de la CRF:

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Zimbabwe: Program Development & Funding Manager (INT3096)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family. This could be your opportunity to impact lives in Zimbabwe.

The role

Working closely with the Regional connectors and country programme leads, you will lead the design and implementation of the Zimbabwe donor mapping and funding strategy, facilitate and support high quality programme development processes while building strong business relationships with a range of donors and Oxfam Affiliates.

What We Are Looking For

You will be a result orientated person, with a clear track-record of leading programme development processes that have resulted in strong programmes and quality relationships with partners and funders.

Evidence of successfully fundraising and growing programmes in complex and difficult environments and organisations comparable to Oxfam will be a strong leverage.

Contract : 12 months

Benefits: In addition to a competitive national salary, Oxfam offers a generous annual leave entitlement and pension provisions, full medical cover for staff and immediate family within set limits, and great opportunities for learning and development.

N.B This is a national position and only candidates who have the right to live and work in Zimbabwe are eligible to apply.

This is an urgent recruitment and applications will be reviewed as they come in. Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

How to apply:

Please visit : https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/program-development–funding-manager-int3096/5182/description/

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United States of America: Senior Vice President: International Programs Group

Organization: World Vision
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 08 Jan 2017

Senior Vice President: International Programs Group

World Vision United States

Washington D.C.

World Vision (www.worldvision.org) is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 40,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.
Job Purpose:

Extensive domestic and international travel required.

As Senior Vice President: International Programs Group, you will lead the World Vision United States International Programs Group (WVUS-IPG) in developing, aligning and driving the strategies, capabilities, collaboration and organizational health needed in delivering strong evidence of field-ministry impact and enabling the achievement of corporate-wide fundraising goals.

The WVUS International Programs Group is a dynamic team of 200+ international relief and development professionals, technical experts and support staff’ focused on meeting and exceeding challenging goals in: resource acquisition and allocation; innovation and sharing of best practices in international relief and development programming; advocating for the needs and rights of the world’s most vulnerable, especially children; and meeting donor goals and financial and reporting requirements. These are executed in coordination and collaboration with other key stakeholders within World Vision United States (WVUS) and the World Vision International (WVI) Partnership. Based in Washington DC, the Senior Vice President for WVUS-IPG also serves as World Vision’s “ambassador” to US political leaders and the diplomatic and donor communities inside the Beltway.

Requirements Include

· Career track record of high performance; evidenced by increasing levels of responsibility serving in complex, multi-function organizations, with demonstrated success in achieving growth and positive change.

· Successful leadership experience of multi-cultural teams and large-scale program/project strategy implementation. Senior field leadership e.g. National or Country Director; Chief of Party, Regional VP of an INGO strongly preferred.

· Evidence of being recognized by peers as an influencer within the international relief and development community.

· General staff management of a department or organization of 100+ geographically dispersed employees.

· Eight to ten years of International work and travel experience; able to meet extensive domestic and international travel requirements of the role.

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (eight years) relevant experience required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

Key Duties Include:
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Strategic Planning **- Collaborate with WVUS internal and WVI partners in the development of the overall WVUS ministry plan, including all program funding commitments.

  • Oversee development and implementation of the rolling multi-year ministry plan, optimizing resource integration and alignment between WV Partnership and WVUS’ strategic priorities.
  • Identify and address International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) trends impacting World Vision, with particular regards to policy, grants and field administration.

Ministry Impact Oversee the coordination between WVUS and WVI to ensure their joint efforts support programs that result in the highest benefit for individuals and communities in need.

  • In close collaboration with peers and World Vision Partnership stakeholders, develop strategies to integrate and leverage public and private resources to maximize ministry impact.
  • Ensure mutual accountability exists among WVUS, WVI offices and international partners to enable a high-quality ministry and the effective and efficient use of resources that is transparently demonstrated both to program communities and to public and private donors.
  • Oversee program design and funding, program contracts, government permit and waiver negotiations, and financial and narrative report filings.
  • Advocate WVUS’ position on key relief and development issues.

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Resource Acquisition – ***Provide leadership and strategic direction to IPG teams involved in developing and implementing resource acquisition plans maximizing the amount of cash and commodities acquired from public and private sources.*

· Build effective U.S. government partners relationships, negotiate and position WVUS for receipt of U.S. government grants, multilateral and bilateral resources and commodities.

· Initiate and support collaboration with fundraising offices to achieve Partnership objectives.

· Ensure that all fundraising areas receive support in program funding opportunities, reporting requirements and story resource for donor reports and appeals.

· Ensure proper use and distribution of U.S. government, multilateral, bilateral, donor expectations.

Financial Management – Lead the development and management of the IPG division budget.

· Responsible for achieving income goal and expense budget each fiscal year.

· Assess the use of the division’s resources to ensure that team leaders and members are acting as effective stewards and that programs/projects are operating at the highest level of efficiency.

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Representation – **

· Oversee a team that develops and coordinates policy and advocacy positions on international and domestic ministry issues and strengthens relationships with key members of the Congress, their staff, and the Administration on issues of concern to World Vision.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 08 JAN 2016. For more information on World Vision US,, please visit our website: www.worldvision.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Colombia: Senior Grants Manager, Colombia

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017

For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.

Senior Grants Manager, Colombia

We are currently seeking a Senior Grants Manager for the USAID-funded Colombia Producers to Market Alliance (PMA) Activity. The purpose of the activity is to improve the competitiveness of rural producers to respond to new and expanding market opportunities. The initiatives designed under this activity are market-led and focus on meeting the expectations of end markets, to ensure sustainability and increased profitability for rural producers and other actors in the selected value chains. The PMA Activity will help facilitate business deals between producers and buyers to increase incomes of small farmers – including women heads of household and members of minority ethnic groups – in rural municipalities that are important to achieving a sustainable and inclusive peace in Colombia.

The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management and accountability requirements of the activity as well as the process of solicitation, competition and close out for subcontracts/ GUCs at the local levels. S/he is responsible for managing the Activity Fund which accounts for over 60 percent of the total project budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction to the grants a subcontract team to ensure successful execution of a major Activity Fund.

  • Supervise the Grants and Contracts unit and manage all related activities. This includes all aspects in preparing solicitations and applications processes, contracting/awarding subagreements, disbursing of funds, the provision of grant management assistance to the grantees, and overseeing the subgrant management system.

  • Work with field teams and beneficiaries in all aspects of grant management including contractual obligations and reporting requirements.

  • Establish and maintain high-level and productive working relationships with subgrantees and partners;

  • Develop and implement procedures and timelines for cash disbursements to sub-grantees in compliance with ACDI/VOCA procedures;

  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services required by ACDI/VOCA;

  • Ensure compliance with ACDI/VOCA and USAID requirements;

  • Other responsibilities as specified by the Chief of Party.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A degree in business administration, social sciences or related field from an accredited university.

  • At least ten years’ experience in the administration of contracts/grants for international development projects.

  • Familiarity with USG and USAID procurement policies, regulations, reporting requirements, and grant management procedures.

  • Experience working with organizations in developing countries and Colombian private and/or public sectors.

  • Must have experience in logistics and procurement procedures.

  • Good communication and reporting skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in project management and strategic planning.

  • Sound working knowledge of information technology; experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance comprehension of spreadsheet and database packages.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs or at http://acdivoca.bosmaxhire.net/cp/?E5546D361D43717B7E59192F77501E6A04627B4D. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE ACDI/VOCA will never request payment from candidates in the recruitment process.

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Ghana: Grants Manager

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

The West Africa Food Markets Programme (WAFM) is a five-year DIFD-funded initiative implemented by the Palladium Group, leading a consortium including KPMG and Saana Consulting. WAFM aims for growth in supply of staple foods, particularly cereals, and in the purchasing power of farmers in food-insecure Sahelian countries, strengthening resilience against periodic food-deficit shocks and contributing to prosperity, stability and security. This is to be achieved via increased food production (yield increases and/or reduction in post-harvest losses) and cross-border trade along the Ghana-Burkina Faso and Niger-Nigeria trade corridors, thereby lowering seasonal price volatility in selected food markets. The programme is made up of two components, a Policy Facility and a Challenge Fund.

1 Challenge Fund (CF): The CF incentivises businesses to pilot and scale pro-poor innovative activities to increase staple food and cereals production, processing and marketing, targeting and facilitating cross-border trade. This focuses on production and trade in cassava, maize, millet and sorghum. 2 Policy Facility (PF): The PF supports interventions resulting in tangible gains in outreach, production and sales of smallholders, traders and processors via medium-term changes (attainable in 1-2 years) in policies, regulations, administrative directives and practices affecting the rules & institutions that promote cross-border trade in targeted cereals and associated processed food products and other products (HQCF, starch etc.)

The Grants Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of grant funds including contracting of grantees, funds disbursements, mobilisation of consultants and completion of all field assessment visit and regular reporting.

The Grants Manager is a technical staff on the Challenge Fund. The role requires the incumbent to possess strong competencies in analysis, data management, finance and administration, business processes, organisational and events management, agribusiness and agribusiness financing, grant making processes and project delivery mechanisms. WAFM Programme is looking for an experienced Grants Manager who will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development of fund operational processes and manage a robust and transparent grants procedure.
  • Undertake pre-grant capacity assessments of potential grant recipients and make recommendations for disbursement of funds
  • Conduct due diligence or assessment of financial and administrative capacity of grantees
  • Review grant recipients work plans and budgets and facilitate the contracting process
  • Conduct site/monitoring visits which may include data verification exercises to ensure the quality of programme results
  • Conduct relevant training and coaching of grantees to enhance their capacity in areas crucial to the success of the grant management
  • Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting
  • Review periodic narrative and financial reports, as well as disbursement requests from grant recipients
  • Track and document fund disbursement and estimated future spending.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of grant funds
  • Lead a fraud mitigation strategy and risk management

Qualification and experience

  • University degree in either management, finance, accounting, auditing, financial management or other related field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in project management, at least 5 of which are specifically focused on challenge funds, grants, contracts and/or compliance
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agribusiness related funds’ grant processes, including accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience in setting up grant management systems and processes, including interacting with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with donors in development programmes would be an advantage
  • Experience in fraud and risk management
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English. Good knowledge of French is highly regarded.

Skills and desired competencies

  • Good communication (written and verbal),numeracy, presentation and analytical skills
  • IT proficiency especially Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel
  • An eye for detail
  • Team player with leadership capability
  • Excellent coordination and planning skill

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=ay5rYXVmbWFuLjIxNDc5LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Indonesia: Partnership Director – Indonesia

Organization: ThinkWell
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 22 Jan 2017

Partnerships Director – Indonesia

Company Profile

Do you get excited by the notion of working for a young, rapidly growing organization? Do you hate bureaucracy, love flexibility, and enjoy creating systems and infrastructure? ThinkWell offers a flexible environment and strives to provide creative space for our team members.

ThinkWell is an emerging health systems organization, which provides strategic guidance and information to clients striving to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries. Our experience transcends the traditional public health approach. ThinkWell fundamentally believes that brining private providers, industry, civil society and public sector to the same table is essential for achieving optimal health outcomes. While our core area of work is health financing, we apply a holistic health systems approach in our work. We currently have offices in Washington, DC, Geneva, and Maputo.

Purpose of position

The Partnerships Director is a full-time position that will provide strategic direction for brokering co-investment opportunities for maternal and newborn health in Indonesia. The Partnerships Director will coordinate and leverage opportunities with civil society and public sector catalysts.

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) of an upcoming award
Duration: 2 years, renewable
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with the DCOP (Technical) to catalyze private investment into the maternal and newborn health space.

  2. Network with private companies and private investors to identify those with an interest to invest in Indonesia’s health sector.

  3. Idenity and coordinate specialized Technical Assistance (such as capacity building, regulatory and legal compliance, public-private partnerships, etc.) to facilitate private sector engagement in health.

  4. Assist USAID in developing a maternal and newborn health-focused convening platform for private investors.

  5. Assess private investors’ perceived risks to investing in maternal and newborn health and identify co-investment arrangements which could reduce these risks and catalyze investment.

  6. Actively source investment deals that could contribute to improving maternal and newborn health in Indonesia.

  7. Broker co-investment deals for maternal and newborn health.

  8. Act as a liaison between the private investors and USAID.

  9. Oversee the due diligence process of investment opportunities.

  10. Manage a team of investment coordinators and public health specialists.

Strategic Relationships

Develop and manage relationships with private sector collaborators at all levels

Candidate Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
  2. At least 8 years of experience working within the private sector, with demonstrated experience in executing/supervising private investments, successful negotiation and an increasing responsibility for staff;

  3. Experience engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including donors, government, private sector companies, and financial institutions;

  4. Strong network with private sector executives and investors in Indonesia;

  5. Knowledge of the investment landscape in Indonesia;

  6. Demonstrated superior management and supervisory skills in executing private investment deals, with ability to adapt to changing needs;

  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  8. Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up expertise necessary;

  9. Willingness to travel extensively throughout Indonesia;

  10. 10.Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia required;

Background

The upcoming award will be a 5 year USAID funded activity in response to the Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) needs in Indonesia. The program will facilitate an open innovation and partnership process, engaging a full range of stakeholders from government to private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), and academic institutions. This process will seek to define and prioritize MNH issues in Indonesia based on available evidence, and catalyze the most promising solutions. The most promising solutions will be developed, implemented, and evaluated through strategic technical assistance and/or funding, as well as monitoring and evaluation support.

Applications

Please submit a resume/**CV and Cover Letter** stating the following:

  1. Your Interest and experience that make you suitable for this position;
  2. Your experience as a leader of operations;
  3. Your approach to team building;
  4. Notice period from current employer;
  5. Possible start date;
  6. Compensation expectations

How to apply:

Please submit resume/CV and Cover Letter at https://jobs-thinkwell.icims.com/jobs/1064/partnership-director—indonesia/job

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: New Partnerships Officer

Organization: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

The New Partnerships Officer will support the Head of Funding to implement WSUP’s income growth and partnerships diversification strategy from corporates, trusts and foundations and HNWIs while contributing to engendering a business development culture across the organisation.

This role will play a central part in WSUP’s growth and achievement of its overall objectives, and help us significantly increase and diversify our income base through proactive engagement with corporates, trusts and foundations and high net worth individuals (HNWI). With a new Business Plan in place, the New Partnerships Officer will work closely with the Director of Partnerships & Development and Head of Funding to sustain and develop core and programmatic support for WSUP through proactive lead generation and active solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of new business from potential partners.

The role presents an incredibly exciting opportunity for a commercially astute, ambitious, proactive, energetic and results-driven individual with an appetite for targets, hunting new business and closing deals. The post holder will be a proven self-starter with a keen eye for detail and a persuasive communications style looking to join a fast-paced, successful international development organisation. The post holder will have a proven track record of generating income from prestigious and diverse donor segments and will bring to the role energy, enthusiasm, resilience and a ‘can-do’ attitude, with the ability to inspire people into action.

WSUP is a not-for-profit company that helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to water and sanitation.

We were created in 2005 as a response to the urban explosion that has left many cities unable to provide basic services, such as access to a toilet or drinking water, to low-income communities. We work alongside local providers, enabling them to develop services, build infrastructure and attract funding so that they can reach low-income communities. To ensure that services can reach as many people as possible, and will exist over the long-term, we have a strong focus on financial viability. This means working with utilities and businesses to build services which generate revenue whilst reaching the most vulnerable urban residents, and advising regulators and governments on how to create an environment which enables businesses to succeed.

Click here to view the full job description

You must have the right to work in the UK at the time of application.

We are happy to conduct telephone interviews for overseas candidates.

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit this link. You will be able to attach your CV and cover letter on that page.

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United States of America: Development Manager – experienced and expert fundraiser with a great track record in delivering ambitious fundraising targets

Organization: Global Witness
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

About us

Our vision is simple: we want a better world – where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to stop human rights and environmental abuses caused by corruption and the exploitation of natural resources.

We’ve had our most successful year to date raising nearly $13 million and we’re now hiring a Development Manager to support us to raise even more next year.

About the role

As our Development Manager you’ll maximize revenue through effective identification and cultivation of prospects in North America to help us meet our ambitious fundraising targets.

You’ll contribute to delivering our annual U.S. individual fundraising targets, facilitating and securing income from our existing high value relationships.

To help us continue our critical and valuable work, you’ll identify and devise ways to develop new high value relationships to secure income for the future.

About you

You’ll be an experienced fundraiser who has a track record in navigating and developing relationships with high net worth individuals in the U.S.

You’ll be organised with an ability to prioritise to meet deadlines within a fast paced, creative and entrepreneurial environment.

As well as working with your development colleagues you’ll work with a broad range of stakeholders from our CEO in London to our policy advisors in the U.S. so it’s essential you’re a team player who is collaborative in approach.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of regardless of race, color, religious belief, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How to apply:

Please apply by following the link below:

https://www.globalwitness.org/en/jobs/development-manager-washington-dc/

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Zambia: Grant Management Fellow

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

MSZ seeks a Grant Management Fellow who will work with the Senior Programs Manager to help secure new donor funding, monitor progress of existing grants, and ensure ultimate success of all donor-funded projects. The role offers the opportunity to develop in-country and international fundraising strategies, design and manage new programs, develop first class proposals and budgets, and build organizational capacity to deliver results.

MSZ seeks a talented individual with proven skills and experience in proposal writing, securing new funding, and managing complex budgets and projects with excellent attention to detail. This position is ideal for someone with prior experience in an international non-profit organization and/or donor relations.

Responsibilities:

Grants management

  • Develop and write successful, high-quality funding proposals and budgets
  • Research and analyze donor calls for funding applications including tenders, expressions of interest and requests for proposals. This includes identifying funding opportunities for MSZ – either as a prime or subcontractor
  • Monitor project performance to ensure projects are on track against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This includes monitoring project deliverables, budgets, burn rates, and appropriate coding and cost recovery against each grant and raising any areas of concern
  • Participate in donor meetings as required
  • Be familiar with relevant donor regulations and rules, as well as MSZ policies and procedures, and ensure project implementation is compliant with these regulations, policies and procedures
  • Work with other MSZ departments and MSI London to ensure new projects are set up, rolled out and implemented according to plan

Coordination of regional teams with other MSZ Support department

  • Serve as the primary contact person on behalf of the region to all other MSZ departments
  • Work with the health services director for all matters relating to the region

Support management of regional operations

  • Manages all key deadlines for reporting for the region

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Two to three years of administrative, finance, and/or program management experience
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to design, implement and monitor effective project cycle management
  • Understanding of, and ability to, write and edit donor proposals and reports
  • Knowledge of donor regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Zambia: Resource Moblization and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer will be based in Lusaka and will work closely with the network of PPAZ branches to develop resource mobilization strategies and identify opportunities to enhance branch fundraising potential. The fellow will be responsible for strengthening donor relations and will represent the organization at meetings and strategic gatherings to raise the profile of PPAZ’s work. The Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer will work closely with the Resource Mobilization Committee to strengthen local income generation strategies and execute fundraising events.

Responsibilities:

Grant Proposal Management

  • Provide project management for the grant application process, including primary responsibility for narrative development and timely submission of grant applications
  • Work with PPAZ management to identify potential funders and develop written proposals for funding various components of PPAZ’s work
  • Travel for development purposes, as needed

Relationship Building

  • Enhance and position the PPAZ brand strategically to increase funding and resource generation capabilities
  • Respond to requests and invitations to strategic forums for networking, relationships, capacity, and rapport building
  • Represent the organization at strategic gatherings to clearly articulate PPAZ’s position on matters regarding sexual and reproductive health
  • Develop a directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information

Planning and Reporting Activities

  • Undertake work plans, involving donors and critical stakeholders, for all new projects to ensure consensus and alignment
  • Assist with data analysis for donor reporting

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience*
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills*
  • Project management and leadership experience*
  • Strong relationship and rapport-building skills*
  • Sound financial management skills*
  • Experience using social media for promotional purposes*
  • Experience writing grant applications or proposals
  • Experience managing donor databases
  • Experience working with or knowledge of sexual and reproductive health
  • Capable of using a collaborative, team-oriented approach to projects

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Zambia: Business Development Manager

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA), the Business Development Manager will have primary responsibility for managing all proposal and bid activities of the ZCAHRD, including proposal development planning, proposal and bid preparation, and providing consulting contract management. This will include a variety of activities including responsibility for providing support to the Country Director and faculty Principal Investigators (PIs). The fellow will act as knowledge repository for ZCAHRD and donor rules and requirements. Additionally, the Business Development Manager will manage tracking and information systems related to proposal/bid development.

Responsibilities:

Proposal Development Planning

  • Assist with plans for ZCAHRD to diversify funding sources, including foundations, European government agencies, private donors, corporate giving, etc.
  • Represent the DOFA at meetings related to business development; occasional travel to meet with partners, collaborators, or donors as part of business development
  • Determine prioritization of upcoming proposals and bids under development in terms of resource needs, allocate resources accordingly, and request additional resources as needed
  • Update, revise, and implement proposal development systems, including systems for tracking progress of all proposal submissions
  • Ensure timely and accurate maintenance of a proposal development database; provide regular reports to management team
  • Search, continually and actively, for opportunities for ZCAHRD to bid on, and systematically disseminate information to the group
  • Serve as ZCAHRD repository for knowledge of current federal regulations regarding proposal submission, as well as current ZCAHRD policy and process

Proposal/Bid Preparation

  • Function as primary liaison with BU Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) on proposal development issues
  • Meet with faculty PIs to plan preparation of grant applications for submission to NIH, USAID and other donors, set timelines, establish and uphold interim deadlines, etc.
  • Create a checklist showing timeline for each proposal, track deadlines, send out reminders to team
  • Liaise with representatives of donor agencies in preparation of bids and proposals; solicit participation from collaborating partner organizations and assist in negotiations to enter into collaborative agreements
  • Take the lead in assembling the cost proposal: read and understand cost proposal instructions, compile components of cost proposals, draft and/or approve all budget submissions and budget justifications, ensure that costs are accurate, and consistent with ZCAHRD and donor policies
  • Ensure that all proposals are handled appropriately, adhere to submission requirements, and are submitted at a high level of quality
  • Ensure that all proposal paperwork is completed and submitted according to procedure; complete ZCAHRD-specific and donor-specific forms for proposals
  • Review all awarded contracts for accuracy, changes, and potential issues in terms and conditions
  • Communicate new awards to management team in order to prepare for implementation
  • Maintain organized and systematic paper and electronic files of all proposals and contracts

Consulting Contract Management

  • Review consulting agreements for faculty doing external assignments; review language of contracts, budget, agreement terms, and flag potential problems
  • Ensure that contracts are reviewed by the appropriate ZCAHRD officers, track progress, and facilitate communication between faculty and relevant ZCAHRD staff
  • Update and implement changes to consulting contract management procedures as needed and appropriate
  • Track consulting contracts in tracking sheet, the server, and paper filing system

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in related field
  • Experience in proposal development, research administration, or contract management*
  • Familiarity with management information systems*
  • Strong project/process management background*
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills*
  • Ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Belgium: Technical Assistance Manager

Organization: Incofin Investment Management
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

About Incofin IM

Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) is an i**nternational impact investor**, with fifteen-year track record in promoting financial inclusion, particularly in rural areas and in the agricultural sector. In 2010 Incofin IM created a Technical Assistance (TA) Unit responsible for managing t**echnical assistance interventions** to the benefit of financial institutions and organizations integrated in the sustainable agriculture value chains.

Incofin IM has been able to secure more than USD 7 Million for TA interventions granted by several international donors, including the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Belgian Investment Company (BIO), the Norwegian Microfinance Initiative (NMI), the Dutch Development Bank (FMO), and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau Development Bank (KfW), among others. To date, Incofin IM has provided TA services to 44 financial institutions in 32 countries around the world and a total of 64 TA projects have been implemented.

General Position Summary

The TA Manager will have the following mandate:

  • Develop a Technical Assistance model as a value driver internally within Incofin IM and externally with main stakeholders (partner institutions and donors).
  • Working on the fundraising of the current TA Facilities and designing new Technical Assistance (TA) Facilities/TA initiatives.
  • Organize and monitor high quality technical assistance (TA) services originated during the investment process (due-diligence) and monitoring the technical assistance process
  • Share and exchange knowledge with partner institutions and broader stakeholders
  • Supervise and coordinating the activities of the TA team (Technical Assistance Officer and Technical Assistance Associate-intern-)
    Essential Job Responsibilities:

Programming and Fundraising

  • Working on the fundraising of the new technical assistance facilities (agTAF and FAF TAF) and defining the structuring of new TA initiatives: elaborating the content of the programmes, including the structuring of the operating manuals and legal documents
  • Drawing lessons learnt and main insights from the project implementation which can inform the design of new Funds, facilities and other initiatives
  • Identifying innovative trends in the financial inclusion and agriculture finance and/or fintech landscape to focus on Incofin IM’s TA programmes and facilities

Operational Management

  • Elaborating the TA Project Proposals together with the investment managers and partner institutions, to be presented to Donors and/ or the Technical Assistance Committees;
  • Coordinating the organization and set-up of the Technical Assistance Committees in charge of approving the project proposals
  • Coordinating transparent selection process of experts/consultants for each project
  • Following-up the legal aspects of the TA project
  • Monitoring TA interventions: (i) supporting MFI in the preparation of monitoring reports, (ii) preparing on a six month basis the TA Progress reports for the facilities under management; (iii) reviewing deliverables; and (iv) attending update calls with Partner Institutions and/ or consultants
  • Following up TA budgets: liaising with the financial departments to process payments, monitoring expenses, preparing budget overview per project and per facility
  • Coordinating the audit missions

Donor relationship management

  • Liaising with donors, in order to keep good and long-term funding relation

Communication

  • Coordinating the up-dating the website on the TA Section
  • Coordinating the organization of workshop, seminars, best practice sharing events
  • Coordinating the development of case studies and brochures

People Management

  • Supervising and coordinating and providing support to the activities of the TA team

Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant programme activities
  • Strong background in programme management and fundraising in an international development context
  • Experience overseeing procurements and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations
  • Relevant experience in financial inclusion and/or agricultural finance is a strong plus

Competencies

  • Proficiency in English in required. French and Spanish is a key asset
  • Strong communication skills within the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Conceptualizes more effective approaches to programme development and implementation and to mobilizing and using resources;
  • Builds trust in interactions with clients and stakeholders, facilitates partnerships;
  • Negotiations skills: capacity to work with diverse partners including donors, investors, consultants, financial institutions and producer organizations, among others
  • Proven ability to develop a business in line with strategic goals
  • Approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and responds positively to feedback;
  • Committed to team work
  • Ability to lead effectively and mentoring
  • Takes on innovation and new approaches;

How to apply:

To apply please submit by the 10th of January the following documents to Milena Leoni (milena.leoni@incofin.com ) and Danielle Du Bois (Danielle.DuBois@incofin.com )

  1. A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (one page maximum)
  2. Your CV
  3. Details of two referees, including a recent employer (to be consulted at the later stage of recruitment)

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Uganda: New Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The New Business Development and Partnerships Officer will be based in Kampala and will play a critical role in the expansion of the Jhpiego Uganda office. In coordination with senior leadership in Uganda and members of the Baltimore New Program Development team, the fellow will develop and implement resource mobilization strategies, including building and strengthening partnerships with a wide variety of local and international organizations and identifying new funding opportunities with governments, multilateral agencies, local and international public and private donors, and foundations. The fellow will play a critical role in drafting and developing technical proposals, budgets, and work plans. In addition, the fellow will work to build the capacity of the Uganda office to effectively and efficiently capitalize on new business development opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Partnership and proposal development

  • Work with the Communications and External Relations Officer to identify opportunities to raise Jhpiego Uganda’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities
  • Lead technical proposal writing, budget development and work planning for external and internal funding opportunities
  • Coordinate pre-proposal information/data collection and conduct background research
  • Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with several donor agencies, including preparing and conducting formal meetings with donor agencies

Organizational development

  • Develop a system to track previous Jhpiego Uganda new business development efforts and document lessons learned
  • Establish a system to track upcoming new business development opportunities
    • Develop and maintain directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information
    • Where appropriate, support program staff with donor reporting
  • Serve as a liaison facilitating new business development processes between Kampala and Baltimore
  • Leverage the country strategic plan to tease out priority areas for business development

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development, or related field*
  • Minimum of two years working on public health issues*
  • Ability to quickly understand both the theory and the practice of public health programming in a developing country*
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill confidence and trust*
  • Experience writing technical grants or proposals*
  • Project management experience*
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills*
  • Outstanding presentation skills*
  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office programs and ability to manage budgets in Excel*
  • Self-starter who showcases strong initiative, flexibility and an ability to think creatively
  • Experience working with a range of donors, including governments, multilateral agencies, and local and international public and private donors and foundations
  • Strong analytical and writing skills

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Strategy and Resource Mobilization Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Strategy and Resource Mobilization Officer will ensure that all relevant resource mobilization activities are developed, coordinated, and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards and the results-based approach. The fellow will be responsible for developing customized fundraising strategies and policies, tools and mechanisms for implementation; advising on resource mobilization and related communication aspects; ensuring full alignment of resource mobilization activities with internal colleagues and partners; promoting Brick by Brick fundraising activities to potential donors and partners in resource mobilization; and generating fundraising proposals and other resource mobilization innovations in order to reach annual targets.
The fellow will be expected to approach their work creatively and innovatively, developing and adapting innovative approaches and replicable strategies for fundraising, through analysis of trends and in consideration of lessons learned. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to challenge and question common resource mobilization practices and previous approaches, to adapt to changing circumstances and needs, and to identify and prioritize marketable projects.

Responsibilities:

  • With guidance from Executive Directors (ED) and Program Director (PD) in collaboration with other internal and external implementation partners, develop a specific fundraising approach for Brick by Brick and provide advice and support to EDs and relevant staff in the implementation of this strategy
  • Establish and broaden relations with traditional or non-traditional donors and financial partners and analyze information on their funding priorities and trends; advise Brick by Brick on methods to develop bankable projects; explore possible sources of funding and coordinate strategic program development opportunities with relevant Brick by Brick stakeholders to raise funds
  • Develop Brick by Brick’s resource mobilization capacity through establishing a sound, methodological, coordinated and long-term approach to resource mobilization
  • Organize fundraising activities, such as donor briefings and presentations or joint donor events with relevant internal and external stakeholders, crowd funding, as well as fundraising events in any form as long as they are in conformity with Brick by Brick values
  • Monitor the provision of transparent, high-quality targeted reports for donors as agreed in the respective agreements
  • Consistently monitor systematic, regular, and transparent reporting on all fundraising activities and results related to the donor community under his/her responsibility
  • Actively engage in and lead grant writing as a vehicle for resource mobilization as well as drafting letters of interest (LOI) and responding to requests for proposals (RFP)

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Advanced university degree in finance, business, public administration, public health, international relations, or related field
  • Experience in fundraising, resource mobilization, and project development preferably in the field of international health, with progressive scope of responsibilities*
  • Proven record of mobilizing resources in private and public sectors, preferably in the field of human health
  • Experience working in a multinational context requiring complex coordination with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft office, other computer programs relevant for budgeting and proposal development, among others

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officer will fill an important role within the organization by working with senior management to increase and diversify Alive Medical Services’ funding sources and strategic partnerships. This position is important in enabling and supporting the clinic’s continued growth and provision of top quality care.

The Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officer will work with leadership to continue developing and implementing a robust and comprehensive resource mobilization plan. This may include building and strengthening partnerships with a wide variety of local and international organizations; increasing the diversity of funding sources, including identifying new funding opportunities with governments, multilateral agencies, local and international public and private donors and foundations; and developing online fundraisers.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the continued development and implementation of a robust and comprehensive resource mobilization plan for Alive Medical Services that prioritizes funding sustainability and diversification
  • Work with Alive Medical Services senior management to identify new funders at the local, national, regional, and international level
  • Develop and submit concept notes, letters of interest, written proposals etc. to support Alive Medical Services’ general budget and individual programs (e.g. EMTCT, pediatric and youth programs, nutrition support and organic gardening program, etc.)
  • Develop and manage Alive Medical Services’ online fundraisers
  • Identify new partnerships/relationships and strengthen existing partnerships/relationships to enhance Alive Medical Services’ ability to offer a comprehensive range of patient services (community-based ART, cervical cancer screening, services for key populations etc.)
  • Assist with donor reporting and build the capacity of Alive Medical Services staff in this area
  • Work with the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer to strengthen fundraising efforts
    Desired Skills and Experience:
    Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development, non-profit management or related field*

  • Experience in resource mobilization/fundraising (e.g. proposal development, grant writing, and/or organizing online fundraisers)*

  • Excellent writing skills*

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills*

  • Strong initiative and the ability to think creatively*

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team*

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple projects and tasks*

  • The candidate should be flexible, reliable, and committed to Alive Medical Services’ vision and mission*

  • Minimum two years of experience in resource mobilization/fundraising, including proposal development, grant writing, and organizing online fundraisers

  • A good understanding of the HIV/AIDS funding and donor landscape

  • Experience engaging with a range of donors, including governments, multilateral agencies, and local and international public and private donors and foundations

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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United States of America: Major Gifts Director

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 56 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who loves their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

Summary of Position

The Director of Major Gifts serves in a vital leadership role for the Development Department of Search for Common Ground. The primary focus of this role is to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high net worth individuals and families. The ideal candidate will also have experience in overseeing and managing Foundation grants for overhead.

In addition, the Director will serve an integral role on the Development leadership team in strategic and tactical planning; prospect management; proposal development and writing; supervision as the team grows; and the overall integration of Development and Communications activities, programs, and services. Collaboration with our Executive and field staff; Global Board, affiliated Boards and membership groups; and Finance, Operations, and Human Resources divisions is essential.

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the VP of Development, develop and execute a multi-year integrated fundraising strategy from individuals that meets targets established by management;
  • Personally cultivate, foster, and expand a pipeline of HNW individual donors;
  • Support VP in annual and long-term planning for relevant engagement with Global Board of Directors, affiliated Boards, and membership councils. Engage with these groups as requested by CEO and VP;
  • In conjunction with the VP, determine and execute a geographic focus plan for fundraising;
  • In collaboration with Development and Communications teams, develop unique ways to introduce current and prospective funders to key funding priorities;
  • Work with Development and Communications staff to tailor proposals, concept papers, and other program materials to the interests of individual donors, prospects and when appropriate, foundations;
  • Provide analysis and reports to track giving progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Collaborate with and, when necessary, mentor Development team-members on cross-portfolio fundraising strategies;
  • Professionally represent the CEO, VP, and Executive Members with external constituents as required in the performance of day-to-day responsibility.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Search for Common Ground’s mission and the ability to translate that passion to a private donor audience;
  • 6+ years of successful major gift experience (6 figure plus) in a global nonprofit, NGO, or related charity;
  • Experience managing global teams of staff, volunteers, and consultants;
  • Familiarity with standard Board management and engagement practices;
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to the work of SFCG;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, industry standards in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies;
  • Experience in creating and/or working within a capital campaign preferred;
  • Successful record of working with and managing unrestricted Foundation grants for overhead highly preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience and comfort with international budget travel;
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, decentralized environment.

How to apply:

To Apply Please send a cover letter and current resume to our employment website here. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (or current salary), projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Rwanda: Business Development Associate, Partnerships

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Business Development Associate, Partnerships will work on building partnerships between EarthEnable and other businesses and organizations in order to build our capacity. One of the major areas of potential partnership is related to customer finance. In order to reach the lowest income brackets in Rwanda, we will need to move beyond our current commercial model. We want to form strategic partnerships with local government agencies and NGOs that are interested in working with us to reach these income brackets. Partnerships could also help to build EarthEnable’s capacity in a variety of other ways, for example in geographic expansion or through bundling with other products. The fellow will be responsible for all stages of the partnership process, from identifying areas of partnership and potential partners to establishing a relationship with them and implementing joint projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Partnership planning and research: The fellow will be responsible for identifying needs in the company’s operations that might be fulfilled through partnerships. S/he will also be responsible for researching potential partner organizations and establishing first contact with the organizations in order to introduce EarthEnable and discuss potential partnership.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with partners: The fellow will be responsible for liaising with partners in order to maintain EarthEnable’s relationships with the organizations. This will include meeting with them on a regular basis and coordinating the transfer of information between EarthEnable and contacts in the organization.
  • Implementing projects in conjunction with partners: The fellow will act as a point person on the projects that EarthEnable runs with its partners. This will include project management, coordination between various teams at EarthEnable, and related strategy and analysis work.

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Grit, resourcefulness and creative problem solving*
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Strong technology skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Dropbox
  • Data analysis and statistics experience, particularly in monitoring and evaluation
  • Partnership development experience
  • Design experience and a background in design thinking
  • Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, and willingness/curiosity to learn new things

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Communications and Marketing Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Communications and Marketing Associate will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will have the opportunity to coordinate with our Development Officer in the US towards the development of fundraising, marketing, and publicity tools and content for publication. Additionally, the position will include a local focus working with the Uganda Country Director in generating marketing content for our stakeholders at every level. This is a vital expansion of our capacity to communicate internationally as well as nationally with stakeholders across a variety of platforms. We are looking for a motivated, creative individual with writing talents and interest in multimedia, video/photography and story-telling, and visual communications.

Responsibilities:
Develop and Share Fundraising Content

  • Support the development of media content in our effort to communicate our work both to local and international stakeholders
  • Design marketing documents, including visual representations of LN’s data and stories, and work collaboratively to create and implement a public relations/marketing strategy
  • Manage all social media platforms for LifeNet and work collaboratively to create and implement a social media engagement strategy
  • Work with our Development Officer to engage in communication activities to elevate the LN brand and improve fundraising efforts, including gathering of local data, writing proposals, research, and assisting the Country Director in providing donor feedback in the form of regular reports
  • Supervise local storytelling and implement a qualitative data collection process for LN
  • Work with our local monitoring and evaluation team to engage all staff members in qualitative story collection

Reporting Tools and Management Processes

  • Design organizational promotion and reporting tools for stakeholders locally and internationally
  • Supervise the production and delivery of key partnership communications to local stakeholders
  • Perform site visits to interact with our partners and team members in the field

Desired Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in communications, public health, or related field
  • Excellent writing and communication skills*
  • Proficiency in visual design and software use and ability to learn and navigate new software
  • Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment*
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercontinental communication skills*
  • Project management skills; ability to coordinate activities across various departments and prioritize effectively*
  • Independent and self-motivated*
  • Experience in corporate use of social media platforms*
  • Passion for public and global health
  • International or cross-cultural experience (i.e. working within a diverse team context)
  • Experience or familiarity with faith-based institutions
  • Interest or expertise in photography and/or videography

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Partnerships and Development Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Partnerships and Development Officer will be charged with reviewing and implementing resource mobilization systems and guidelines to expand the financial resources of the Youth Project in line with the Ministry of Gender mission. The fellow will ensure that staff are appropriately trained to implement guidelines and maintain systems effectively. The fellow will also develop a strategy to identify potential donors, cultivate relationships, and manage all proposals for funding.

Responsibilities:
Leverage and Build Resources

  • Identify new partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships to enhance MoGLSD’s work on the Youth Project
  • Prepare proposals for donors and development finance institutions and provide technical support to departmental/unit/project heads in preparation and development of fundable quality proposals for the organization’s programs
  • Build existing relationships and identify new potential funding opportunities
    • Develop and maintain a donor database, including contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding, and contractual modalities and formats
    • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with potential donors, including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors
  • Work with the Communication and Knowledge Management Officer to strengthen fundraising efforts
  • Develop a system for identifying and monitoring the implementation of non-donor funded strategies while involving Youth Project of the MoGLSD mission line supervisors

Resource Mobilization and Reporting

  • Build resource mobilization capacity (i.e. in fundraising aspects, donor relating/guidelines)
    • Develop and implement policies, strategies, and procedures on resource mobilization; monitor the compliance of staff with the approved policies and procedures
    • Develop periodic operational resource mobilization activity plans and budget and submit monthly and quarterly performance reports to the supervisor
  • Leverage key stakeholders to craft a resource mobilization strategic plan that will identify and curb financial deficit, generate more funds, and follow-up on corrective actions
  • Develop and implement procedure to enhance preparation and prompt submission of high quality technical and financial accountability reports to donors and other relevant partner institutions, as per the requirements of donors and other relevant partner institutions

Desired Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in strategic planning, organizational development, or related field*
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a reputable non-governmental organization (NGO)*
  • Knowledge of project planning and management principles, donor guidelines, resource mobilization, and grant writing*
  • Entrepreneurial approach
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Strong skills in the areas of communication, negotiation, networking, and partner cultivation
  • Dynamic, persuasive, self-motivated, and able to demonstrate high initiative

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Malawi: Resource Mobilization Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The goal of the Resource Mobilization Officer is to assist FPAM in its fundraising efforts. This will involve proposal writing, profiling the organization to prospective donors through meetings, and other fora. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be expected to actively participate in the development of the FPAM advocacy and communications strategy and resource mobilization strategy documents. The fellow will work with both programs and finance teams as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop resource mobilization strategy with support from resource mobilization focal person
  • Contribute to the development of the advocacy and communication strategy
  • Respond to calls for proposals in collaboration with program manager and other staff
  • Participate in marketing the organization to potential partners
  • Support district managers to develop district level proposals

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, project management, business or public administration, or related fields*
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in project management in the public or private sector, preferably related to health*
  • Proven track record or expertise in development of systems, including development and/or improvement of procedure strategies, manuals, and guidelines*
  • Computer skills in word, excel, power point, and any statistical package*
  • Three years of program management experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational ability; must be able to obtain, analyze, and evaluate a variety of information and organize, interpret, and present it in meaningful oral or written form for varied audiences

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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United Arab Emirates: Development Strategy Consultant

Organization: CTG Global
Country: United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-0439

Position:

Development Strategy Consultant

Place of performance:

Dubai/Globally

Contract duration:

Various

Starting date:

ASAP

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

CTG is strengthening its strategic consulting division globally to provide analysis and advice to foundations, donors and aid agencies on the most effective funding strategies.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

To spearhead the design and implementation of strategic advisory projects; including planning, client management and resource management.

Expected output:

Initially the consultant will be required to build a feasibility study to assess the market, competition and the unique positioning of CTG to respond to the market challenges. Upon sign-off from CTG Board, the consultant will be involved in the design and roll out of the advisory services division.

Project reporting:

The consultant will report directly to the CEO.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Master’s degree in Political Sciences and/or Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Communications.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Fundraising experience and/or minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Management Consultancy experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Middle East and/or Africa with local experience in Dubai is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English (essential) and French (desirable).

Key competencies:

Research; project planning; strategic thinking; presentation skills and report writing; financial analytics.

How to apply:

Please click on the following link to apply:https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000001nyur

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United States of America: Senior Proposal Manager

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Proposal Management is a senior member of the company’s new business development team, charged with developing or working on strategic companywide BD objectives, including client diversification, strategic alliances and new partnerships, and business process improvements. The incumbent supports the identification of annual targets of opportunity, helps develop the multi-year business pipeline and win strategy, and works across the company to focus resources on priority bids.

The Senior Associate leads and delivers winning proposals for the company. S/he is experienced in developing proposals for USAID and other clients and has a good grasp of the requirements and needs for contract or cooperative agreement mechanisms. He/she establishes and ensures adherence to all proposal policies, procedures, and timelines to develop a submission that is technically and financially sound, responsive, compliant, and of the highest quality. The Senior Associate is also involved in preparatory efforts for bid pursuits, including guiding or monitoring long-term positioning and capture efforts, developing relationships with partners and new clients, and tracking procurement opportunities. The Senior Associate provides input into Creative’s knowledge management and capture of best practices and lessons learned for future business development.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Senior Associate, Proposal Management reports to and is supervised by the Director of Proposal Development or designee.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Spearheads and contributes to major business process improvement; champions BD strategy and policies across the company;
  • Supervises, mentors, and coaches Proposal Development Department staff;
  • Develops and provides training to staff companywide to enhance new business development capacity;
  • Keeps abreast of major trends in the marketplace, attending workshops and conferences to ensure relevance of company’s bidding strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with senior leadership of the Development Division on companywide target setting, business planning, bidding strategies, and analysis of bid performance;
  • Provides input to companywide new business development strategic priorities, informed by market trend analysis;
  • Leads development of high interest target bids, including the following tasks:
    • Formation of proposal team (in concert with the technical division), and development of all preparatory materials for successful kick-off (e.g., solicitation analysis, calendar);
    • Develops, in collaboration with the Technical Lead, technical and cost volume outlines, writing assignments, compliance matrices, and layout/style protocols;
    • Facilitates/leads design sessions that result in responsive program designs;
    • Formalizes agreements with partners;
    • Leads the Proposal Color Team reviews and directs follow-up revisions;
    • Ensures overall proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with the solicitation;
    • Oversees preparation of the proposal for delivery and submits proposal to client.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in the international development field. Experience in international education, economic growth, or civil society and governance, and political transitions /stabilization, a plus;
  • Minimum 4 years of USAID proposal development experience.
  • BA in international relations, international development, or a related field, or equivalent specialized experience of 7 years;
  • Demonstrated skills in building teams and consensus; and in meeting facilitation;
  • Experience in program design approaches and methodologies, such as results frameworks, theories of change, logic modeling, and/or logical frameworks;
  • Experience in writing, reviewing, and analyzing technical proposals and in critiquing budgets;
  • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications;
  • Strong knowledge of the competitive market within Creative’s technical areas;
  • Competent in using MS software, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint;
  • Commitment to international development; and to a High Performance Organization and values-driven work environment.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Second language, such as French, Spanish, or Arabic;
  • Experience with other USG agencies and donors; and
  • Demonstrated expertise within one or more of Creative’s technical areas, including field-based experience, is desirable.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*463AEAA7868C4169

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United States of America: Grants & Contracts Manager

Organization: EngenderHealth
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

TITLE:

Grants & Contracts Manager

PROGRAM/DEPT:

Grants & Contracts Unit (GCU) / Operations

REPORTS TO:

FLSA STATUS:

UNION AFFILIATION:

LOCATION:

Grants & Contracts Director

Exempt

Non-Union

New York, NY

Engender Health’s vision is Women and Girls First. The vision is underpinned by the mission, namely catalyzing the value of women and girls by harnessing the power of sexual and reproductive rights and health. EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Grants & Contracts Manager is responsible for the administrative management and compliance oversight of a portfolio of prime awards, associated subawards; non-expense generating memorandums of understanding and various contractual tools for procuring professional services. S/he provides training and guidance on contract management; relevant donor rules and regulations; and EngenderHealth policies and procedures to departments both in the New York Headquarters and the field offices located in Africa and Asia. S/he also conducts contract and procurement procedure compliance visits to the field offices. The position works in close collaboration with domestic and international key staff within the Program/Project Management, Human Resources, and Finance teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Lead the sub award grant cycle which includes but is not limited to providing guidance and training internal staff as they coordinate the subaward/subcontract life-cycle such as pre-award evaluations, scope of work and budget development; monitoring and evaluation according to the compliance monitoring plan; procurement integrity as appropriate; and close-out procedures.

· Negotiate and review prime award and subaward terms and conditions; edit documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with EngenderHealth and donor requirements prior to submission for donor approval and/or execution.

· Negotiate with external sub-award partners and service providers.

· Lead portfolio-based communications to inform executives of identified contractual issues.

· Develop and prepare regular reports to assess the quality of subaward and service contract processes and to inform development strategies and business planning.

· Serve as prime resource for training and capacity-building for managing contracts and deliverables.

· Assist in the development and review of systems organization (e.g. templates, standard operating procedures, approval processes, databases). Create, update and maintain GCU tools and resources.

· Assist in the determination of need for in-country training as well as contract and procurement compliance visits to field offices.

· Manage the Senior Program Associate assigned to manage the Awards Management database as well as other electronic and hard files.

· Support the Director with special initiatives and projects as assigned.

· Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred or significant demonstrative skills in grants/contracts management from USG, bilateral, foreign, parastatal and private donors;

· Minimum of 5 years of grants & contracts (sponsored programs, sponsored research, government procurement) related experience;

· Familiarity with T&C of funding agencies, OMB Circulars, Federal Acquisition Regulations (USAID, CDC, UN, CIDA, DFID, foundations, etc);

· Demonstrable experience with training and/or providing formal guidance on contractual instruments and procedures;

· Ability to speak a foreign language is a plus (especially French or Portuguese).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands, establish priorities and work effectively in a deadline driven environment; accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance;

· Strong verbal and written communications skills; customer service oriented, with ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and external stakeholders;

· Ability to participate as a team member and work independently, with limited supervision; willingness to take full responsibility of own work actions.

· Willingness to learn and apply new skills and knowledge through professional/educational enhancement and on-the-job training;

· Ability to take on a leadership role as assigned by the manager.

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are required;

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word); database experience a plus;

· Occasional overseas travel required.

· Must be comfortable and respectful of EngenderHealth’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensati

How to apply:

Please visit the careers page on our website, www.engenderhealth.org, search job openings under the “New York.” location and submit an application along with resume and cover letter.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Account Manager (14 Month Fixed Term Contract) (MKT0258)

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

Oxfam is looking for a talented partnership manager to join their award winning corporate partnerships team.

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

The Role:

To cover maternity leave, this fixed term contract focuses on sustaining and building on existing relationships with a number of Oxfam”s high value strategic corporate partners, such as IKEA, John Lewis, M&S, Innocent, Waterstones and Unilever.

How to apply:

For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2hFioiO

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Kenya: Communication and fundraising Manager/Consultant

Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Job title: Communication and Fundraising manager/Consultant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsible to: Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible, or early January 2017

Duration: One year.

Working hours: Full time or part time to be agreed

Closing date: 31 December, 2016

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) strives to eliminate underlying causes and impacts of violent conflicts, poverty and related climate and environmental changes, and poor governance. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to lead peaceful and prosperous life.

GLOPPI focuses its operation in Africa where extremely poverty, poor governance and violent conflict exist and occur. This is an exciting position for those individuals who are interested in career development and growth within the organisation. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exciting position from qualified and self-motivated individuals.

Key responsibilities/duties

A. Representation and fundraising

  1. Represent GLOPPI in key forums and coordination meetings.

  2. Support the organisation and the partners to comply donor requirements in the country of operation.

  3. Contribute to the strategic planning processes and organisational growth and development

  4. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organisations. Compile and maintain a database of local and international donors

  5. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  6. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organisation and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  7. In coordination with the partners, take the lead in the development of fundraising strategy

  8. Build and cultivate donor relations in the designated country. Build new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  9. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and programmes in order to secure more funding

  10. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings and cluster coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  11. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  12. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long-term working partnerships.

  13. Will be responsible for creating new possibilities for collaboration with other NGOs and groups working in the territory.

B. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

  1. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, livelihoods/food security etc .

  2. Support the partners to development assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research,

  3. In coordination with the partners, lead the development of quality winning concept notes, letter of Enquiries and proposals and development of new projects and initiatives.

  4. Support the partners in the process of development of annual, quarterly programme plans and establish communication channels with the field.

  5. Conduct periodic desk reviews on the literature of the programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it for the improvement or development of programs.

  6. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs.

C. COMMUNICATION

  1. Analyse organizational/project documents and identify gaps in communication materials.

  2. In collaboration with the team, review or develop communication strategy

  3. Design and develop effective communication materials

  4. Design and develop innovative and effective communication materials which will enhance the visibility of the organisation, its projects and partners.

  5. Review the use of social media and develop new the effective ways of using the social media.

  6. Develop well-analyzed information to update the websites and develop new websites.

  7. Edit the reports from the field and write effective donor reports timely

D. PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING (M&E)

  1. Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements, providing analysis based on monitoring and evaluation activities and adapt program strategy and implementation accordingly.

  2. Ensure effective and high-quality reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use capturing best practice to support program decision-making.

  3. Support the partners to timely implement all projects and to achieve project/program objectives.

  4. Maintain regular communications on program work to the partners and other senior staff.

A. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. A degree in communication (journalism, mass communication etc). Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum three-year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions as a communication officer/manager, programme development or fundraising officer/manager/coordinator.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience in fundraising or programme development or related field.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritise work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction and conflict management

  11. Must be Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of an unedited and successful proposal or concept note or a report of your own to gloppirecruitment@gmail.com not later than 31st December 2016. Please put Communication and fundraising manager/Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Central African Republic: Chef de délégation – Bangui – RCA – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

Contexte du poste

Les programmes en cours en Centrafrique:

BANGUI

Offre de soin

  • Formation paramédicale

Création de l’IUFP (institut universitaire de formation paramédicale) à jour fonctionnel et géré par la CRCA (Croix-Rouge centrafricaine), la CRF reste en appui-conseil sur la gestion de manière ponctuelle.

Un nouveau projet est en cours de validation, prévu pour 2017 pour créer une branche de l’IUFP à Berberati et renforcer l’offre et la qualité de la formation dans cette région, ainsi que redynamiser l’IUFP de Bangui. Ce projet prendra aussi en considération la validation d’acquis d’expérience, avec d’autres partenaires intéressés, ministères et ONG.

  • Renforcement des systèmes de santé

Appui à 6 centres de santé de Bangui et le renforcement des capacités du District Sanitaire du 3e arrondissement sur la mise en place du paquet minimum d’activité, des activités de santé materno-infantile, avec un volet prise en charge psycho-sociale complété par une approche spécifique de prise en charge PSP (psychosociale) de cas de VBG sur concours financier du Fonds Bêkou. Ce programme vient à la suite d’un programme d’urgence mis en oeuvre de décembre 2013 à avril 2014 de soutien à 3 centres de santé de la ville de Bangui (intrants médicaux, petit matériel, ambulance…) et la mise en place d’une clinique mobile, puis à un soutien plus complet à 6 centres de santé au cours de l’année 2014-2015. La seconde phase du projet a débuté en août 2016 pour dix-huit mois.

  • Lutte contre le VIH

CTA (centre de traitement ambulatoire) de l’hôpital communautaire mis en place et suivi jusqu’à ce jour par la CRF sur concours financier du fonds mondial et de la mairie de Paris.
UNIV (unité nutritionnelle et d’information sur le VIH) de la CRCA à l’hôpital communautaire, mise en place et suivi jusqu’à ce jour par la CRCA. Appui stratégique, financier, matérielle et logistique à ces deux espaces de soins.

BERBERATI (préfecture de la Mambéré Kadéi)
Offre de soin

  • Renforcement des systèmes de santé

Appui à 8 structures de santé dans la sous-préfecture de Berberati (réhabilitation, dotation en structures d’assainissement, équipement médical, intrants médicaux, formations techniques au personnel de santé et formation en gestion aux COGES).

  • Santé de la mère, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant

Accompagnement de 8 structures de santé sur la SMI : formations/recyclages du personnel de santé, distribution de kits accouchements et kits obstétriques, sensibilisation des femmes aux questions SMI. Appui à la décentralisation de la prévention de la transmission parent-enfant (VIH) sur 8 structures de santé : formations/recyclages du personnel de santé, supervision des activités, sensibilisations communautaires, etc.

  • Santé communautaire

Mise à jour et diffusion du PSSBC (premiers secours et santé à base communautaire – outil Croix-Rouge) auprès des volontaires de la sous-préfecture, organisation des sensibilisations de la population par les volontaires sur les thématiques du PSSBC (VIH, paludisme, bonnes pratiques d’hygiène individuelle et familiale, etc.).

Santé publique

  • Sécurité alimentaire

Un volet sécurité alimentaire est également mis en oeuvre pour l’appui en distribution de semences aux populations et le renforcement des groupements agricoles dans 8 aires de santé. La seconde phase du projet est en cours de validation autour de l’appui en distribution de semences aux populations et le renforcement des groupements agricoles dans 8 aires de santé. En parallèle un observatoire du marché et un forum jeunesse est mis en place.

  • Soutien psychosocial et mobilisation communautaire

L’approche médicale est complétée par un volet sensibilisation, soutien psychosocial et mobilisation communautaire des patients du programme.

Le Poste

Lien hiérarchique

  • Travaille sous la responsabilité directe du responsable géographique au siège.
  • Les équipes dont il est responsable sont composées de l’ensemble du personnel national ou expatrié de la mission (prévu pour 2017 : 23 expatriés et 60 staffs nationaux)

Liens fonctionnels

Collabore en interne avec : adjoint desk géographique, services supports et services techniques du siège.
Collabore en externe avec :

  • Au sein du Mouvement : CRCA, Croissant-Rouge Qatari, CICR, FICR et en discussion CR finlandaise, néerlandaise et britannique
  • Bailleurs de fonds : Union Européenne, Ambassade de France, Agence Française de Développement, UNICEF, FAO, PAM, fonds Bêkou
  • Les autres partenaires humanitaires bailleurs, UN et ONGI
  • Les autorités locales et notamment des représentants des Ministères de la santé, de l’Education, de l’Agriculture
  • Les représentants des forces armées internationales : MINUSCA

Responsabilités

Sous l’autorité du responsable géographique à Paris, les tâches inhérentes au chef de délégation se déclinent en quatre catégories.

  • A- Coordination et suivi des projets.
  • B- Gestion des moyens.
  • C- Gestion de la communication.
  • D- Gestion de la sécurité.

Le profil du candidat

Compétences demandées:

Liées à la fonction de chef de délégation :

  • Autonome, polyvalent, adaptable
  • Capacité organisationnelle de management d’équipe et de coordination
  • Capacité de travail en équipe
  • Bonnes compétences en gestion de projets
  • Bon esprit analytique et de synthèse
  • Capacités rédactionnelles et expérience de rédaction de projet et d’élaboration de rapports
  • Maîtrise de l’outil informatique (autonomie complète sur Word et Excel)
  • Permis de conduire

Liées à l’environnement spécifique de la mission :

  • Rigueur, flexibilité et capacité d’adaptation
  • Savoir être patient, et à garder un esprit positif
  • Expérience en gestion du personnel de cultures différentes. Très bonnes facilités de travail en équipe.
  • A l’aise et souple dans les relations institutionnelles.
  • Bonne connaissance ou expérience du mouvement Croix-Rouge (fonctionnement, mandats etc…)
  • Résistance face à la charge de travail

Attentif à la coordination et à la communication (terrain, siège, partage de l’information…)

Résumé :

  • Lieu de la mission: Bangui
  • Durée de la mission: 08 mois
  • A pourvoir: janvier 2017
  • Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : le 09/01/2017
  • Statut : expatrié

La Croix-Rouge française se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce et de dépôt des candidatures. Merci de votre compréhension.

Pré-requis :

  • Passeport d’une validité supérieure à 6 mois au moment du départ prévu ;
  • Carnet de vaccinations à jour / aptitude à voyager.

Pour mieux connaitre le mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, nous vous invitons à suivre deux formations en ligne, gratuites et accessibles à tous.

La réalisation de ces formations constitue un plus dans votre candidature :

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) : cette formation en ligne est consacrée aux principes fondamentaux et au fonctionnement du Mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge. A travers 12 modules elle aborde des sujets tels que l’origine et l’histoire du mouvement, ses principes fondamentaux, l’emblème, la Fédération internationale, le CICR et les sociétés nationales. Elle est destinée à tous : volontaires, salariés, adhérents ou aux personnes désirant en savoir plus sur le plus grand mouvement humanitaire au monde.

Stay Safe, quant à elle, est destinée à tous les personnels amenés à effectuer des missions internationales au nom de la Fédération ou d’une société nationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le cours a pour objectif de développer une culture commune de la gestion de la sécurité au sein du Mouvement. Elle permet ainsi une meilleure compréhension des principales menaces et risques que courent les acteurs humanitaires sur le terrain et propose des solutions pour en limiter l’impact.

Vous trouverez ces cours sur la Plate-forme d’apprentissage e-learning ouverte à tous de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

postuler directement sur le site de la CRF:

http://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_croixrouge02.asp?newms=jj&id=72376&newlang=2

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Ghana: Business Development Specialist II, Ghana & Liberia

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Job Title: Business Development Specialist II, Ghana and Liberia
Department/Location: Tamale, Ghana
Position Type: Regular/Full time; Accompanied
FLSA: Exempt
Band: D
Reports To: Regional Business Development Manager with matrixed oversight from Ghana & Liberia Country Representatives.

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

Background
Catholic Relief Services began working in Ghana in 1958. For more than fifty years, CRS Ghana has enjoyed a tradition of cooperation and partnership with the Catholic Church and Government Ministries. Over the years, CRS’ operations have evolved from relief to social development by improving health status, advancing the quality of and access to basic education, social justice, global solidarity and the enhancement of food security in Ghana.

CRS employs an integrated approach to help poor and vulnerable people lead full and productive lives with a focus on our signature areas of agricultural livelihoods, health and emergency response and recovery. We plan and coordinate programs in the country’s 19 Dioceses and one Vicariate, bringing public- and private-sector actors together for community-based development. CRS implements programs through partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including the Government of Ghana, local NGOs, international NGOs, churches, and public and private sector partners. Our current work in Ghana focuses on: agriculture and livelihoods (including SILC); health (including WASH, MCH and HSS); and youth engagement.

CRS first began working in Liberia in 1957, with a permanent country program office opening in 1990. During the ensuing 14+ years of conflict and war, CRS was one of the few agencies to maintain a constant presence in the country, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of people. With the establishment of peace, CRS and partners focused increasingly on reconstruction and development activities, working in health, agriculture, livelihoods, peace and justice, and micro-savings. With the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, CRS Liberia began working with our local health partners to ensure access to safe health care, support EVD triage and isolation and carry out EVD related community outreach and hygiene promotion activities. In addition, CRS continues to support immunization programming through support to a local platform of civil society organizations.

The Business Development Specialist will operate as a member of both CRS’ West Africa team and CRS’ global BD community, providing direct support to strategic growth opportunities as well as helping to strengthen BD-related systems, processes, relationships and staff capacities in Ghana and Liberia.

This is an exciting and dynamic post for an experienced Business Development professional with the drive to represent and lead CRS programming transformation and growth.

Primary Function
The BD Specialist will maintain CRS’ competitive positioning for and pursuit of institutional donor resources, with an emphasis on competitive funding mechanisms, through representation and leadership in both countries. He/she will define, monitor and update the business pipeline and ensure that CRS is best positioned to pursue relevant opportunities. With a core function of identifying opportunities and leading the production of high quality applications for donor funding, this position will provide specialized assistance across the BD cycle:

  • providing guidance and leadership for strategic growth planning
  • leveraging CRS’ competitive position and program results to attract new funding
  • managing functional teams to identify and capture funding opportunities
  • incorporating best practices into growth-related business processes and proposals
  • building relationships with current and prospective donors
  • developing/managing strategic alliances and/or coalitions with other organizations
  • monitoring donor trends, including corporate and other non-traditional sources

The BD Specialist will train and mentor staff to improve their skills in proposal development, representation to donor and partner organizations, intelligence-gathering, and marketing, including the production of well-developed, polished English marketing materials for external donors. He/she will support CRS with marketing events, communication pieces for stakeholders in coordination with the CR, HOPs and Program Managers, to enhance visibility and serve external information needs.

Other roles include: working closely with the Regional BD Manager and other BD colleagues around the region on planning, intelligence gathering, sharing lessons learned, and pursuing opportunities; ensuring that high-quality studies, research components, and documenting of innovations are completed and presented to donors and other interested audiences; ensuring reports and responses to donors are of high quality, in the correct format and responding to donor requirements; and managing the project development budget.

Job Responsibilities

Prepositioning

  1. Develop and maintain key relationships with donors, collaborating organizations, and private sector actors with an eye toward opportunity identification, shared value creation, strategic alliance formation, and global brand positioning.
  2. Research, analyze and plan for new funding opportunities, competitive intelligence, and CRS’ competitive positioning on a continuous basis within the marketplace in a timely manner. Support effective internal communication and information management processes to ensure access and use of BD information by relevant stakeholders within the agency, including maintaining an up-to-date opportunities matrix.
  3. Work with the Regional BDM, CRs, and HOPs to identify international partners and negotiate CRS’ role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency’s partnership principles and strategic directions.
  4. Foster a culture of business development within the country program by contributing to the development and dissemination of standardized BD materials (learning resources, guidelines, tools and templates, and online information) and build capacity of country program staff on their application, through staff mentorship, modeling of good practices, and training.
  5. Lead the country programs’ functional teams to develop appropriate and effective fundraising and positioning strategies involving donor research and intelligence, product development, marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as needed.
  6. Lead the country programs’ opportunity pipeline tracking and analysis, including portfolio trends, proposal submissions and performance, and growth projections.

Capture Planning and Proposal and Concept Note Development

  1. Provide BD skill and capacity to guide and/or lead teams in opportunity analysis, capture planning, proposal preparation (includes proposal development budget, human resource needs, proposal development timeline, coordination with the Region and HQ, partner management, etc.), proposal development, proposal review, and after action review.
  2. Lead the country teams to manage proposal processes, often as the Proposal Coordinator or Lead Writer, to ensure timely submission of high quality proposals that are responsive to and compliant with donor requirements and with CRS technical application and cost application standards. This includes coordinating review timelines with Regional and Headquarters’-based staff, support personnel recruitment, budget development, non-technical proposal writing, and/or editing/packaging as part of proposal team.
  3. Provide internal reviews of technical and cost applications prepared by other staff, reviewing for clarity, responsiveness, presentation, and compliance, in coordination with the HOP and Finance Officer.

Documentation of results, reporting and marketing

  1. Work with relevant staff to leverage CRS’ programmatic and operational results for marketing, positioning, and direct fundraising purposes, including maintaining data on past performance and agency capacity, publications and dissemination, and donor visits.
  2. Participate in quarterly program reviews and evaluations to ensure systematic documentation of program best practices and lessons learned by program staff, maintain a centralized system with access by all staff and disseminate as appropriate.
  3. Conceptualize and oversee the production of appropriate marketing materials for the CRS portfolio in collaboration with programming and administrative staff. This is likely to include the Annual Report for local Bishops and other interested parties, project fact sheets, sectoral and/or geographic focus brochures, past performance documentation, and others.
  4. In collaboration with the Heads of Programs, establish effective systems to ensure timely reporting to donors, support other program staff in understanding funder requirements and ensure reports themselves are in the correct format, and edit sections of reports as needed.

Shared services

  1. Provide specialized expertise in select areas of the BD cycle, priority program sectors and funding sources, and/or relevant cross-cutting skill sets, as a member of CRS’ global pool of BD talent. Contribute effectively to global strategic initiatives through a shared services structure.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, as he/she may be asked to undertake additional tasks as necessary.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Serves with integrity
• Models stewardship
• Cultivates constructive relationships
• Promotes learning

Key Working Relationships
Internal: Ghana and Liberia Country Representatives, Heads of Programs, Finance Managers; Regional Business Development Manager; Regional Technical Advisors in MEAL, Agriculture, WASH, and Health; Regional Program Quality Director; HQ based Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Overseas Finance, and Private Fundraising staff.
External: Donor agencies; government ministries; Church partners; UN Agencies; private sector entities; partner representatives and local/international NGO offices; and other stakeholders as appropriate.

Personal Skills
• Experience and proven track record of successful proposal development with USG and other donor agencies;
• Strong analytical and information management skills;
• Excellent oral and written communication in English;
• Self-motivated, with strong interpersonal, networking, and representation skills;
• Strong team leadership, process facilitation, and time management skills;
• Service-oriented attitude and approach;
• Commitment to working successfully within a geographically dispersed, cross-disciplinary team structure.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  1. Master’s degree in business management, international development, or related field.
  2. Minimum five years international development
  3. Development experience, including at least three years of work in a developing country.
  4. Significant experience developing successful proposals required; comprehensive experience with USAID technical and cost applications highly desirable.
  5. Experience pursuing USAID RFPs, non-USG funding mechanisms, and opportunities to create shared value cross-sector, e.g. in public-private partnerships highly desirable.
  6. Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships.
  7. Demonstrated experience leading teams and managing people and processes to produce complex proposals under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
  8. Experience building the capacity of, and providing effective technical assistance and guidance to, peers and colleagues required; knowledge of instructional design, and adult learning principles and/or direct training experience.
  9. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software, highly desirable.
  10. Experience with CRS programming approaches, standards and tools preferred;
  11. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
  12. Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Microsoft Publisher preferred.
  13. English Fluency required;

Physical Requirements/Environment: The position is based in Tamale, Ghana with travel to Liberia

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

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

EOE/M/F/D/V

How to apply:

Apply online: http://bit.ly/2eDFIrn

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Central African Republic: Award Management Officer I, CAR

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Job Title: Award Management Officer I
Department/Country: Central African Republic
Position Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bangui
Band: D
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Finance Manager

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

Background:
CRS has started working in CAR since 2007. The CAR country program portfolio include two (2) multi-year USAID funded program covering respectively peace-building and community-based early warning systems activities. Peace-building program aims at consolidating, through a consortium, at strengthening Interreligious Platform working on rebuilding social cohesion in CAR while community-based early warning systems focuses on equipping communities to protect themselves against LRA incursions. In addition to these two major USAID funded program, CRS-CAR implements some other short term funded programs in the field of SHELTER and Food Security with main donors including OFDA, IRW, FAO, CHF via Bekou. These programs are being implemented in the cities of Obo, Zemio, Rafai, Bangassou and Bakouma for the USAID-community-based early warning systems and in Bossangoa, Bouar and Boda for the other programs.

Job Summary:
The Award Management Officer I, under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager and working in close collaboration with the Head of Operations, Head of Programming, and Heads of Offices will be responsible for the following.

Specific Responsibilities:

Grants management and compliance
• Serve as principle point of contact on grant management and compliance issues with sub-grantees, CRS/CAR Finance, Regional Finance Officer, Global Finance and Compliance staff.
• Lead the review of any new granting/contracting mechanisms to ensure adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for CRS/partners, budget presentation, acceptability of cost allocation and other proposal requirements.
• Support timely agreement/contract development/review/approval, both at the level of CRS and partners, ensuring adherence to both internal CRS and donor requirements.
• Anticipate and respond to donor requests related to contracts, budgets and spending
• Anticipate and respond to CRS and sub-grantee questions related to contracts, budgets and spending, and try to encourage information sharing that will allow them to become familiar with requirements and practices of enforcement of donor/CRS finance policy.
• Ensure access for finance and programming staff to relevant internal CRS and US Government/European Union/Other external policy manuals/updates to ensure accountable and efficient program performance.
• Track liability to donors (A/C 3031/3032/3034).
• Follow up with the Region/HQ on any identified issues/questions on contract conditions/need for modifications or clarification.
• Review, communicate and monitor compliance with donor requirements related to staffing, purchasing, asset management and reporting.
• Identify compliance gaps and related solutions – including differences between donor and internal CRS policies and procedures, including cost allocation.
• Track grant/contract compliance via application of existing mechanism (i.e., grants startup checklist) and through the development/testing/roll out/implementation of new tools as and when required.
• Take the lead in monitoring timely grant/contract closure – engaging both finance and program staff well in advance of closure deadlines and advising on issues related to staffing, disposition and reporting.
• Ensure the timely reporting to senior management of any identified compliance risks.
• Review and approve cash disbursement advance journals, ensuring accurate postings particularly to accounts 1231, 1232, and 6166. Ensure that advances to partners are liquidated in a timely manner.
• Monitor timely reconciliation of project material stocks both at partner and CRS level with distribution reports. Advise of stock status when nearing grant completion.
• Organize and facilitate regular and ad-hoc meetings with Programming Team, Finance team, Compliance team to plan workflow and address finance and grant compliance issues.
• Resolve grant compliance issues that arise with Partners by arranging for technical support from the CRS Grant and Compliance team

Internal control assessment
• Ensure adherence to record keeping as per donor and CRS Internal requirements. Monitor application and address gaps as needed.
• Ensure timely closure of finance audit recommendations related to donor compliance; participate in preparation, implementation and monitoring of related action plans.
• Lead site visits to partners to assess adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and partner policies and procedures. Report findings to program management including proposed follow-up with sub-grantees based on issues surfaced.
• Advise on GAAP and basic accounting records to be maintained at sub-grantees.
• Perform ongoing monitoring and assessment of partner capacity to accurately record and post all transactions.
• Ensure adequate response and monitoring to implement recommendations of all financial audits and partner capacity assessments
• Lead and coordinate the implementation of the Sub-recipient Financial Management policy. Ensure all Partners are effectively assessed; categorized and all Internal Control Improvement Plans are fully implemented.
• Lead and coordinate the update of all award data in Gateway
• Organize external firm audits in accordance with grant requirements and in collaboration with the Project Manager and Procurement Officer
• Provide guidance and support for the timely assessment of partner financial management capacity and ability to adhere to any specific donor requirements. Develop related action plan with program and finance staff to address any capacity/system gaps.
• Ensure that partners have systems of effort reporting and bidding process for procurements in collaboration with the procurement officer.
• Work on initiatives to address most frequent audit findings and accountability issues related to USAID and other grants.
• Monitor implementation of action/corrective action plans relative to both internal and external audits in the grants management area

Financial management and analysis:
• Take the lead in working with Program Managers/Coordinators in the preparation of donor financial reports and invoices and facilitate HQ review prior to donor submission.
• Review budget comparison reports to ensure adherence to restrictions on line item flexibility and stated restrictions on accepted costs. Support follow up actions to resolve any identified problems.
• Review and assess Cost Allocation (CA) impact on budget on a regular basis, promptly flag any significant issue to the attention of the relevant PM and HOP.
• Design effective budget monitoring tools, generate and review monthly reporting and lead regular meetings with program managers to review issues and trends identified.
• Monitor the budgets and expenses at least on a monthly basis and ensure that the aggregate budget for CRS, consortium members and local partners is maintained accurately at the donor approved levels throughout the year and commitments to consortium members and local partners do not exceed the available budget.
• Ensure timely receipt and review of monthly expenditure reports from partner organizations.
• Approve local partner budget updates and liquidation reports for the CRS finance team to process.
• Ensure documentation of partner liquidation reviews outlining justification of all rejected expenses and detailing improvements required.
• Design and generate partner outstanding advance aging reporting and follow up with partners and program/project managers to encourage timely liquidation.
• Verify estimates of partner cash needs and in collaboration and coordination with Program/Project Managers, develop quarterly cash forecast to ensure sufficient cash flow and timely disbursement to support activity implementation. Ensure quarterly cash forecast is submitted to Finance no later than 10th each month
• Ensure that partners keep supporting documents for all financial transactions and ledgers for Fixed Assets, Purchase Requisitions, Cash Receipts and Disbursement.
• Assist in the development and review of budget for new proposals and ensure accuracy of direct and allocated direct charges along with the proposal;
• Maintain the SCC tool up to date and ensure their use during budget proposal development;

Capacity building:
• Through formal training, on the job support and monitoring, build the capacity of CRS and partner staff in grants/contract compliance. Facilitate the development of Scopes of Work for TDY support as and when needed and monitor TDY performance.
• Prepare and implement training and technical assistance as needed to address capacity needs and reinforce grant management, e.g., financial management, budget analysis, policies and procedures, GAAP and basic accounting, etc. …
• Conduct staff orientation in donor and CRS financial management policies, procedures and standards in collaboration and coordination with CRS Finance Manager.
• Lead training to Program/Project Manager and to Partners on budgeting and in coordination and collaboration with Program/Project Managers, provide technical support to finalize Partners’ annual budgets.
• Coordinate planning and implementation of institutional capacity assessment and periodic review of potential new partner organizations.
• Conduct and coordinate with Program/Project Managers monitoring visits to partner organizations to assess adequacy of internal controls and to provide onsite mentoring and technical assistance. Detail site findings and ensure implementation of recommendations/corrective action plan and follow-up requirements.
• Actively participate in program meetings as appropriate to effectively plan and collectively coordinate financial and programmatic activities in conjunction with partner capacity building initiatives.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will supervise a national Grant Compliance Officer (CGO)

Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Manager-Accounting, finance team, HoOPs, HOP, Program Managers and Chief of Party, Country Representative, Procurement Manager, Administrative Officer, HR Officer, IT Officer, HQ Finance, DRD/MQ, RFO, Internal Auditors.

External: Donors, Subrecipients, Suppliers and External Auditors

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Masters degree in finance, business administration or accounting, required.
  2. A University degree in accounting, preferred.
  3. Professional qualification in accounting (ACCA, CPA or equivalent), preferred.
  4. Minimum seven years relevant work experience w/ NGO, of which three years should be in USG finance and compliance. Very strong finance background.
  5. Experience managing USG and/or other donor grant awards.
  6. Auditing experience, a plus.
  7. Demonstrated ability in building capacity and providing training and technical assistance, and experience working with church partners.
  8. Proven ability to be an effective supervisor of staff of varying levels of responsibility.
  9. Good command of spoken and written English.
  10. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and other appropriate software)
  11. Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills.
  12. Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  13. Excellent communication, coaching and facilitation skills.
  14. SUN System/ Q&A exposure and competence will be an added advantage, or ability to learn quickly.

Required Foreign Language: French

Required Travel: The position is based in Bangui requiring travel 60% of the time on average

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

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

EOE/M/F/D/V

How to apply:

Apply online: http://bit.ly/2hkejzO

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Turkey: Grants and Communication Officer

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 25 Dec 2016

About International Medical Corps:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Position Summary: The Grants and Communication officer will assist in the day to day activities of the Grants and Information department related to management of grants, program reporting and proposal development. The Grants and Communication officer will support the Grants Manager in programmatic and budgetary monitoring, adherence with donors and internal IMC rules and regulations. The will support the collected data and reports from program teams, tracking program progress and support in internal and external communication related activities. The Grants and Communication Officer will work closely with the program teams and will report to IMC’s Grants Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Grants and Reporting:

· Ensure that relevant information for donors’ proposal and reports is collected from program departments and assist grants manager in drafting donor proposals and reports

· Maintain IMC Turkey’s Grants filing system including hard and soft files

· Play a role in Grant Opening and Closing meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, and operations) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.

· Provide through progress reporting continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation and audits;

· With input from Program Managers and Monitoring and Evaluation team, assist in producing high quality activity and program progress reports as per donors and IMC requirements

· Provide high quality editing and formatting for all program related documents;

· Support Grants and Information Department in organizing and managing meetings with other department within the organization

· Develop donors reporting templates and trackers

· Other duties as needed

Communication:

· Support Communication Specialist in ensuring effective communications and visibility within IMC Turkey team and to external audience

· Assist Communication Specialist in developing, implementing and monitoring communication plans as per donor guidelines

· Undertake filed visits to collect communication information such as case studies, success stories and photos

· Support Communication Specialist and program team in preparing visibility material such as banners, signs, monthly newsletter, share stories with HQ for special events.

Information management

· To distribute and share with all IMC staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) related to their specific programs. Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use.

· To act as an information resource on Turkey and Syria and provide informative and varied articles from several sources regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in these countries.

· Provide briefing papers and support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings on IMC Syria and Turkey programs in particular.

Qualifications and Requirements

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Mass Communication, Journalism, or other related fields.

· At least 2 years of work experience in relief or development programs preferably in Syrian conflict

· Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in English

· Demonstrated ability to write and edit documents under tight deadlines

· Experience working in a multi-cultural setting

· Excellent knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and other relevant programs

· Capable of delivering products with minimal supervision

· Physically fit and able to cope with demands of unusual working hours and difficult environments.

· Good interpersonal skills.

· Previous experience working with international donors, in particular USAID/OFDA, BPRM, DFID, and ECHO.

· Turkish or Arabic language skills strongly preferred.

· Valid work/resident permit or related documentation.

How to apply:

Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter should be submitted in English with the subject title to following email address, respectively:

hrkilis@internationalmedicalcorps.org

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Lebanon: Grants Manager, DFID

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 05 Jan 2017

We are looking for a highly qualified individual to fill-in the vacancy of Grants Manger, DFID for DRC Syria.

Who are we?

DRC has been actively assisting people and communities affected by the current Syrian crisis since 2011, with programme in support of Syrians in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and of within Syria.

The DRC Syria programme, headquartered in Damascus, currently have seven expatriate staff and more than seventy national employees – some of which are based at the DRC Community Centres located in six different areas throughout the country. In addition to this, DRC has a network of more than two hundred volunteers and service providers supporting DRC’s operations.

The overall country funding for 2016 is around USD 25 million, with about 80% for emergency operations. Main donors are: DANIDA; ECHO; UNHCR, DFID, OFDA and EC.

About the job

This job aims to coordinate the implementation of the DFID programme in Syria. This multi-sector programme operates across multiple sites in Syria, and includes interventions in Shelter, Protection, NFIs, and Livelihoods. The GM will report directly to Programme Development Manager (PDM). S/He will support the Sector Managers and their field staff through the national coordination of this project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Grants Management:

· Support the DFID project kick-off, review (interim) and closing meetings (including lessons learned workshops with country team);

· Organize monthly project review meetings (national) to ensure that both financial and programme performance is on track;

· Follow up on DFID Results tracker on a monthly basis in coordination with M&E;

· Liaise with relevant staff to ensure DFID compliance are followed, to ensure project quality and consistency across Areas of Intervention (as relevant);

· Maintain, update, and record changes to, key project management tools, including staffing, procurement, spending and activity plans and project needs on a monthly basis;

· Maintain the grants and report tracking system such Grants Monitoring system (GMS) and Grants tracker for DFID related infomration.

· Monitor and report on country programmes’ compliance with DFID’s guidelines/ practice/ preferences;

· Monitor and keep an oversight of all budget spendings, realignments and request for change in budget line spendings.

· Lead drafting of all donor reports, grant amendments and future proposals relating to the assigned projects;

· Provide regular reports to PDM on all aspects of project implementation and possible obstacles;

· Assist in donor engagment with DFID and provide regular updates ot PDM on project progress, and key areas of donor concern/ interest

Project coordination:

· Develop the overall work plan for the relevant project in coordination with relevant staff and follow up on the day-to-day implementation of project activities;

· Supervise and provide leadership ensuring that project objectives and activities are understood, internalized and carried out by field staff;

· Regularly visit and support relevant field staff, to support monthly reforecasting, workplan and target review, and workplan revision/ target re-planning processes are happening.

· Attend sector working group meetings (Shelter, Livelihoods, Social Stability) in Beirut as required, and disseminate information to relevant staff.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

To be successful in this role you must have:

Required qualifications

· Master’s degree or equivalent in social science, development studies, human rights or any other related field

· 3 years experience in Grant management

· At least 2 years experience in working with DFID funded projects with strong compliance knowledge.

· At least five years project management experience in the field of shelter, protection, or livelihoods;

· Experience in development/ humanitarian work

· Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, budgets and forecasts, and monitoring and evaluation plans and indicator tracking;

· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

· Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship building, presentation skills, communication;

· Demonstrated ability and effectiveness in dealing with internal and external actors at different levels;

· Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook);

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

· Ability to work under pressure, on a range of tasks, meeting deadlines;

· Demonstrated commitment to transparency, high quality outputs;

Desirable qualifications:

· MSc. in International Development

· Arabic language skills will be viewed favorably

We offer DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. For Expatriates, salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A14. National contracts will be offered to national candidates.

How to apply:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=147903&uiculture=eng&MediaId=5.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close on 05 January 2017. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

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United States of America: Advocacy Director

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

The US Program of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking an Advocacy Director to be its chief advocate and strategist with policymakers and other relevant actors in Washington, DC.

The Advocacy Director will be part of a dynamic team in the US Program, which is dedicated to protecting and promoting the fundamental rights and dignity of every person subject to the authority of the US government. We investigate and expose systemic human rights abuses committed by the US federal, state, and local governments, particularly in three areas: criminal justice, immigration, and national security. We prioritize issues affecting vulnerable populations, especially those that are likely to have difficulty vindicating their rights through the political process or in the courts, such as the poor, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, prisoners, immigrants, and children.

The Advocacy Director should be a creative and strategic thinker with substantive experience advocating on domestic issues in the United States. The Advocacy Director will communicate with colleagues about developments in Washington, provide strategic advice about how to effectively frame HRW’s research and recommendations, and represent the organization on domestic policy, including in the media. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Co-Director of the US Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Build working relationships with policymakers and other relevant actors in Washington, DC, to generate support for human rights-respecting US domestic policies;

  2. Develop and implement advocacy strategies in consultation with colleagues on a range of domestic issues, including immigration, criminal justice, national security, surveillance, racial justice, drug policy, all forms of discrimination, and other issues as needed due to a changing external environment and organizational priorities;

  3. Work with colleagues to analyze federal policies in the areas of immigration, criminal justice, and national security, among others;

  4. Engage and collaborate with the broader policy and advocacy communities to develop a rich and detailed understanding of developments relevant to human rights;

  5. Present the research and recommendations of the US program in public fora and speak on behalf of the US program to the media and general public;

  6. Meet regularly and develop strong working relationships with government officials, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and other important actors;

  7. Prepare a range of written materials, including policy analyses and advocacy documents targeting officials and the public;

  8. Influence policy debates by writing press releases, op-eds, and blog postings, and using social media;

  9. Work with other rights organizations including through coalitions and unlikely allies and develop contacts with journalists in a variety of media;

  10. Keep abreast of pertinent legislative and policy developments and advise colleagues of important changes;

  11. Perform other tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, social science, or related studies is required. This requirement may be waived in lieu of additional years of experience.

Experience: A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, or governments working to influence domestic US policies relevant to human rights issues is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Senior-level advocacy experience and experience designing and implementing successful advocacy initiatives.

  2. Extensive knowledge of domestic human rights issues in the US, ideally related to immigration, criminal justice, national security, surveillance, or drug policy.

  3. Ability to defend and persuasively explain complex issues and positions to intergovernmental bodies as well as staff, including senior officials.

  4. A track record of dealing with the media and cultivating relationships with unlikely allies and journalists.

  5. Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically.

  6. Ability to communicate well orally and in writing in English; proficiency in another language is highly desirable.

  7. Experience working with a wide variety of diverse populations in the United States.

  8. Demonstrated commitment to human rights.

  9. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and as part of a team and with external partners.

  10. Ability to multi-task effectively, including having strong planning and organizing skills and the ability to work well under pressure.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on January 15, 2017 by visiting our online job portal at http://careers.hrw.org/opportunities/show/?jobid=1347. No phone calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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Jordan: Regional Grants and Compliance Senior Officer

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 07 Jan 2017

We are looking for a highly qualified and communicative individual who will be able to cooperate with our team on a regional level.

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through country offices in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey and a regional office (RO) in Amman, Jordan. DRC has 17 offices and about a thousand staff members across the MENA region.

About the job

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Grants Manager, the RGCSO’s role is to ensure that DRC country offices and regional office are compliant with DRC MENA’s grant management guidelines, as well as DRC’s operational requirements (including but not limited to finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources).

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Grants management and compliance

DRC

  • Assess country office’s capacities to comply with MENA grant management guidelines
  • Provide assistance on grants management system (GMS) compliance
  • Assist country office and RO in preparing, facilitating, and following up on grant meetings as well as in drafting, finalising, and sharing minimum set of documents required for grant meetings
  • Assist colleagues on grants management of multi-country and regional grants

Donor

  • Provide support or training to and ensure full awareness on compliance with donors’ regulations and requirements.
  • Provide support to country offices to ensure operational compliance of grants with guidelines and donor regulations in the areas of finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources.
  • Review donor reports
  • Prepare and present on donor rules and regulations at kick-off meetings. Lead or assist on donor rules and regulations for project close out during final review meetings.

2. Programme development

  • Assist the regional grant manager in developing and/ or reviewing proposals, amendments, and reports for single country, multi-country, or regional proposals

3. Other

  • Liaise with finance colleagues on budget follow up and expenditure of grants
  • Conduct or facilitate country and regional level donor mapping
  • Conduct or facilitate training for country or regional office, including but not limited to on logframes, proposal development, and/ or reporting
  • Other tasks as identified by the regional grants manager

About you

To be successful in this role you must have a Master’s degree in project management, business administration, or studies relevant to the post and at least 2 years of grants’ management and administration experience with an international NGO. Furthermore you must have:

  • Knowledge of donor rules, regulations, and procedures of donors including but not limited to US and European donors, EU funding mechanisms, and UN agencies.
  • Proven experience in successfully applying for institutional donor funding.
  • Proven experience in capacity building and training of national staff and partners.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft office.
  • Willingness to travel to DRC countries of operation across the MENA region.
  • Fluency in English

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Previous working experience in the MENA region.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12-month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work asap.

The position is open to both nationals and expatriates. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for resp. nationals and expatriates. Please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level E (nationals) or A17 (expats).

How to apply:

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Applications close 07.01.2017. Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more details on this position please contact Sonja van Reede at sonja.vanreede@drc-mena.org

Please note that applications sent directly to Sonja will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo

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United States of America: Development and Marketing Manager

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

Housing Works’ development department raises over $3.2 million dollars per year (6% of the total budget). Fundraising efforts include special events, direct mail appeals, capital campaigns, corporate and foundation grants, and one-on-one cultivation of major donors. The Housing Works’ marketing team assists every department to ensure that each department’s messaging is clear, concise, reaches its target audience, and follows our strong branding. The marketing department also creates various original content, including e-blasts, editorials, and interviews, and provides all design needed for our extensive special events throughout the year.

The Development and Marketing Manager will handle all broad-based fundraising marketing and analyze donation data monthly with the goal of improving donor cultivation, retention, and giving levels across the board. The Development and Marketing Manager will also work hand-in-hand with the marketing team to assist with social media content and analysis, drafting marketing and editorial content, and assisting with other production management as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle all aspects of direct response efforts across channels (drafting letters, creating pieces with marketing, pulling appropriate lists from database, creating e-blasts, drafting telefunding scripts, and managing production with mail house and printer)
  • Conduct analyses of past appeals and make recommendations for future fundraising efforts
  • Conduct high-level donor research via prospect research tool
  • Assist with marketing team’s social media content, posts, and analysis, and in drafting content
  • Help with other projects across teams as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience managing direct response programs and analyzing results, and the confidence to make recommendations based on data*
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and in one or more donor/customer management databases (i.e. Sales Force, Tessitura, Hub Spot, etc.)*
  • Great writing skills, both editorial and marketing copy*
  • Readiness to work as a team player
  • Passion for excellence and commitment to our mission*
  • Experience in donor management
  • Prospect research background (experience with iWave or Donor Search preferred)
  • Experience with design programs (Adobe, InDesign, etc.)
  • Non-profit, advocacy, and event experience

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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United States of America: Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:
1,000 Days is seeking a Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate to support a number of global advocacy initiatives and campaigns, including the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the UNICEF/WHO-led Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative. The Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate will play an integral role in helping 1,000 Days strengthen its advocacy and communications efforts to prioritize investment in maternal and child nutrition programs worldwide.

Responsibilities:

The Global Advocacy and Outreach Associate will support 1,000 Days in the following possible ways:

  • Coordinate and support outreach efforts, meetings and convenings to engage existing and new partners, including 1,000 Days’ Advocacy Working Group and the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN)
  • Support outreach efforts to key audiences including policymakers, civil society organizations, global leaders, and international institutions, as well as outreach to individuals and organizations conducting 1,000-days initiatives in other countries
  • Lead outreach and communications to international and local NGOs regarding their 1,000 days-related efforts, soliciting stories, images and successes to amplify and promote through 1,000 Days communications channels
  • Track and maintain a calendar of key moments and events that present important advocacy opportunities, and develop creative ideas to leverage these moments
  • Track new reports and policy briefs linked to maternal and early child nutrition, maternal health, breastfeeding, WASH, etc., and ensure 1,000 Days is communicating the latest information to its network of partners, influencers, and individual advocates
  • Write web updates and other communications pieces regarding 1,000 Days’ global advocacy work
  • Participate in nutrition-related working groups and coalitions, such as Every Woman Every Child and A Promise Renewed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in global health, international studies or communications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate to disparate audiences through issue briefs, presentations, written reports, talking points, and email communications*
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple work streams and relationships*
  • Strong interest in and passion for maternal and child nutrition, or a related area
  • Strong capabilities working in MS Office products*
  • Two or more years work experience in a related field in global health, international studies or communications
  • Experience with advocacy and/or communications related to global health and/or international development
  • Experience in event/meeting planning and management
  • Experience building and maintaining close working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with proven ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Rwanda: Partnerships Coordinator

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Partnerships Coordinator will help us to identify and pursue important partnership opportunities, as well as implement them effectively. The Partnerships Coordinator will work across teams to plan, execute, and follow up on external partnerships according to the external partnerships process. As we continue to explore additional partnerships to expand our impact, it is critical that the aspects of our work around delivering external trainings are aligned to our goals as well as our strategic growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Support external partnerships work, in particular implementing external trainings
  • Serve in a project management role to support budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, report-writing
  • Liaise with the health, agriculture, and monitoring and evaluation teams to support partnership/project design
  • Work across teams to improve quality of external trainings, including follow up

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience working in a communications or marketing role*
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda*
  • Strong writing and analytical skills*
  • Experience in partnership development
  • Experience using Excel, preferably creating and managing budgets
  • Experience working with an international organization
  • Background knowledge in health, agriculture, and nutrition
  • Experience working across teams within an organization

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Malawi: Resource Mobilization Coordinator

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The goal of the Resource Mobilization Officer is to assist FPAM in its fundraising efforts. This will involve proposal writing, profiling the organization to prospective donors through meetings, and other fora. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be expected to actively participate in the development of the FPAM advocacy and communications strategy and resource mobilization strategy documents. The fellow will work with both programs and finance teams as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop resource mobilization strategy with support from resource mobilization focal person
  • Contribute to the development of the advocacy and communication strategy
  • Respond to calls for proposals in collaboration with program manager and other staff
  • Participate in marketing the organization to potential partners
  • Support district managers to develop district level proposals

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, project management, business or public administration, or related fields*
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in project management in the public or private sector, preferably related to health*
  • Proven track record or expertise in development of systems, including development and/or improvement of procedure strategies, manuals, and guidelines*
  • Computer skills in word, excel, power point, and any statistical package*
  • Three years of program management experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational ability; must be able to obtain, analyze, and evaluate a variety of information and organize, interpret, and present it in meaningful oral or written form for varied audiences

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Fundraising and Development Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Fundraising and Development Officer will be committed to improving maternal and child health in a global community where mothers and babies continue to die from preventable diseases. The fellow’s primary task will be to ensure that resources are available to make STM’s vision a reality. The fellow will contribute to fundraising and grant writing, with a focus on sources that are primarily from the East African context—and hence more sustainable and regional. This funding will support the leadership training of multidisciplinary East African professionals through a Master of Public Health Leadership program, and clinical outreach activities, such as the Mother Baby Hospital Friendly Initiative of Save the Mothers.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Research funding and partnership opportunities and share them with program teams and STM board/management
  • Develop fundable concept papers and proposals across Save the Mothers programs including the Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the Master of Public Health Leadership program
  • Liaise with management to build local and international strategic partnerships for Save the Mothers
  • Participate in Save the Mothers’ resource mobilization initiatives, which include, but are not limited to: concept development, proposal writing, and donor communication
  • Direct capacity building for Save the Mothers’ staff and partners in proposal development and resource mobilization skills
  • Support, when possible, the fundraising initiatives of the Uganda Christian University (UCU), where Save the Mothers is housed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Passion for public health*
  • Ability to write and organize grants*
  • Self-starter with a commitment to learning*
  • Excellent collaborator; ability to inspire and mobilize others*
  • Respectful of the Principles of Identity and Code of Conduct at Uganda Christian University*
  • Experience and commitment to maternal and reproductive health
  • Fundraising or resource mobilization experience
  • Team player

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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Uganda: Strategic Development Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) has been in existence for over 15 years; having started with 14 patients and 15 volunteers, ROM has grown to a clientele of over 8,500, with over 8,000 orphans and vulnerable children supported. 90% of ROM funding comes from PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Having focused primarily on care and treatment, ROM recognizes the untapped potential into research areas that could be a source of funding for the organization. The Strategic Development Officer’s task will be to develop resource mobilization and strategic development policies to improve financial resources in ROM. The fellow will work closely with the research officer and the executive director to identify possible partners who can provide technical, financial or other support to ROM, including preparing proposals for mobilizing such support and following up with proposals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with potential donors—including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors—to foster a profitable working relationship with ROM and continuous fundraising in line with donor requirements and ROM resource mobilization guidelines
  • Oversee all donor engagement activities, including but not limited to:
    • Develop and maintain donor database (contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding and contractual modalities, and formats) to effectively manage existing cordial relationships
    • Identify new potential funding opportunities in line with ROM resource mobilization guidelines
    • Keep donors promptly informed of all developments in ROM that are relevant to them
    • Attend and track donor meetings with ROM team
    • Collect and record all data related to donor funds and the activities they finance
    • Produce accountability statements to donors and submit them through the appropriate authorities
  • Manage project proposal process, from initial drafts, through securing approval from ROM management, to producing final versions for submission to prospective development partners and other parties
  • Identify and respond to grant opportunities and maintain a grant tracking matrix as well as a grants database
  • Support the writing of programmatic reports and technical documents

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or other relevant discipline*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree with focus in strategic planning and organizational development, project planning and management, resource mobilization, or related field
  • Strong communication skills*
  • Strong interpersonal skills*
  • Visionary and proactive approach*
  • Persuasive*
  • Good sense of judgment/discernment*
  • Minimum of two years of grant writing experience*
  • Presentation skills*
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Experience in report writing
  • Training skills
  • Organizational development or resource mobilization skills

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Portfolio Officer – Fluent English – based at PwC (Fund Manager)

Organization: Social Development Direct
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Officer to join the Girls’ Education challenge; a £300 million DFID programme with the aim of enabling up to a million marginalised girls to re-enrol, or remain in school and increase their learning. PwC is the Fund Manager for the project and works with an Alliance of organisations to deliver against the 37 key projects which operate in 18 countries across Africa and Asia. The role will be based in the PwC offices in Central London, close to London Bridge.

The Portfolio Officer will report directly into the Portfolio Manager, providing effective support with a focus on coordination of project activities, administration and reporting. This will include preparing for monitoring briefings and visits, working with in-country teams to arrange visits and travel, receiving reports from projects, sharing and coordinating input. Using the document management system (Huddle) key tasks will include updating the workbook, timeline/calendar, project status and risk trackers.

We are looking for a very special, degree educated individual who has previous experience of working in project management, international development or a similar consulting field in a support capacity and can demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the Girls’ Education Challenge.

There will be project deadlines to adhere to, so the ability to work to tight timescales, multi task and respond to requests for information at short notice is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to disseminate information briefly and succinctly, are key attributes we will need to see demonstrated by the successful candidate.

Intermediate IT skills in Microsoft Office are required and the ability to work effectively in a large team within a fast paced environment is essential.

How to apply:

Please email your CV to Lisa Jarvis at l.jarvis99@btinternet.com by the closing date of 22nd December 2016

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Switzerland: GRANTS MANAGEMENT / PROJECT DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Jan 2017

IMPACT Initiatives is humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. IMPACT is currently working in over 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South-East Asia, with over 300 staff. The IMPACT team comprises support departments (grants management, communication and dissemination, finance, HR, etc.) as well as specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing.

For more information visit: www.impact-initiatives.org or www.reach-initiative.org.

We are currently looking for a Grants Management / Project Development Intern to support the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva.

Title: Grants Management / Project Development Intern
Duration: 6 months
Start date: February 2017
Location: Geneva – International Environment House
Remuneration: 600CHF/month + 450CHF (contribution for Swiss medical insurance)

Supervision

The Grants Management / Project Development Intern will report to the Chief Grants and Project Manager (CGPM)

Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for his/her evaluation upon completion of the internship. As part of this review and workplan, the tasks to perform and level of responsibility will progressively evolve.

Tasks

As part of his/her assignment the Grants Management / Project Development Intern will undertake the following tasks:

1. Follow up of processes related to Grants Management

1.1 Support the CGPM in updating follow up tools (Projects and Proposals, follow up tables) on a continuous basis

1.2 Produce / review project related tools and processes (project codes, factsheets, kick off meetings, reporting reviews, completion reviews)

1.3 Support the formalisation of external partnerships (review and follow up of MoUs)

1.4 Contribute to the development of guidance, tools, and templates notably those geared towards improving the functionality of the grants management department

1.5 Assist in filing project documents

2. Contribute to Project reports and Proposal development and review

2.1. Assist with reviewing proposals and compile feedback

2.2. Assist with drafting / reviewing project reports

2.3. Develop / consolidate project performances

3. External fundraising

3.1. Follow up on external funding opportunities

3.2. Follow up on registration with donors

3.3. Follow up on donor guidelines

Qualifications

Essential

  • Studies related to humanities or social sciences, and/or other relevant fields

  • Excellent written and spoken English, and good working level in French

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Experience, achievements, skills and qualities

Essential

  • Proven experience of copy-writing and editing articles, reports and presentations

  • Academic exposure to grants management, program management and/or monitoring and evaluation

  • Attentive to detail, meticulous and organised

  • Proactive team player with the ability to think and work independently

  • Excellent communicator, who shares ideas and discusses solutions

  • Critical thinker, who identifies problems and proposes solutions

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment, to work under stress and to meet tight deadlines

  • Fast learner and resourceful individual, able to take on a challenge and try new approaches

Desirable

  • Previous experience in the non-profit sector and understanding of the humanitarian coordination system

  • Knowledge of donor/institutional funding mechanisms

How to apply:

Application documents: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and three references.
Submit applications to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

REF: 17/GEN/GRANTSINTERN1 (Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email).

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Turkey: Consultant – Supporting Partnership Strategy Development – Turkey

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 11 Jan 2017

Deadline to apply: December 22nd**
Background:**

Mercy Corps Turkey works with a variety of different local actors, ranging from national and local authorities, civil society organizations and community-based organizations from refugee and host communities. Mercy Corps Turkey will engage the consultant to assist the team in producing a country-wide partnerships strategy. The purpose of such a consultant is to guide program strategy, help structure the strategy discussion workshop for maximum results, and to ensure an informed and objective presence while guiding all discussions during the workshop. The desired outcome of the workshop is a cohesive strategy, designed by key team members, that is responsive to Mercy Corps Turkey’s operating environment and program needs. The consultant will report to the Director of Programs – Turkey, and will work closely with Program Managers and their teams, the Protection and Gender Advisor and the Liaison working group.

Consultant Activities:

The consultant will be responsible for producing a contextualized strategy that is responsive to the program needs and strategy. To do so, the consultant will:

  • Review existing partnership approaches employed by the Mercy Corps Turkey team and lessons learned;
  • Review the Mercy Corps’ partnership manual;
  • Review global best practices;
  • Prepare and conduct the workshop, specifically:

  • Conduct any pre-workshop interviews with stakeholders and key team members;

  • Design, in coordination with the Director of Programs and Program Managers, the agenda for the strategy discussion workshop, including clear expectations of outputs/outcomes for each session;

  • Work with the team on pre-workshop communication and logistics for the workshop;

  • Advise the team on any reporting out templates, documents or resources needed for the workshop; and

  • Help guide presenters or other session facilitators.

  • Serve as the facilitator in plenary sessions;

  • Help to manage the flow of break-out sessions to ensure consistency and quality;

  • Make adjustments to the agenda as needed during the workshop; and

  • Ensure the quality and clarity of notes/follow-on actions plans at the end of each session.

  • Develop and write a partnership strategy document for the Mercy Corps Turkey team, based on workshop results, Mercy Corps’ partnership manual and global best practices.

Consultant Deliverables:

  • Design and facilitation of the Mercy Corps Turkey Partnership-Approach Strategy Workshop in Gaziantep, Turkey;
  • Consultative guidance to the Director of Programs, and other team members, as identified, in strategic planning and effectiveness related to partnerships in Turkey; and
  • Develop and lead-write a final partnership strategy document.

Expected Timeframe: Mercy Corps estimates the consultancy to take place over the course of 15 days (excluding travel days, which are not paid) – with the workshop planned on 17-19 January 2017 and the final strategy document submitted by 31 January 2017.

Compensation:

Mercy Corps will pay the consultant based on actual days worked, and based on agreed upon daily rate.

The Consultant will report to:

Director of Programs – Turkey

TO APPLY:

Interested consultants will apply through Mercy Corps’ website. Applications must consist of all of the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing experience relevant to this scope of work and expected daily rate
  • CV detailing relevant experience.
  • Proposed schedule for the consultancy and proposed strategy document outline
  • Biodata form to support the expected daily rate included in the cover letter

Preference will be given to consultants with demonstrated experience working on local partnerships and capacity building of local actors.

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Regional Fundraising Officer, Eastern / Central Europe

Organization: Terre des hommes
Closing date: 23 Dec 2016

Position Start Date: January/ February 2017

Duration: 1 year renewable

Location: Budapest – Hungary (or potentially another country within the region where Tdh has an office) with frequent travelling in central and eastern Europe

General conditions: Local contract – 1.500 CHF <> 1.800 CHF net /month according to experience. No expatriate benefits.

Background:

The Terre des hommes Foundation, a member of the International Federation Terre des hommes, is the largest international child right NGO in Switzerland. We operate in over 30 countries and 100 projects of development aid and emergency affecting over 2 million beneficiaries. We employ 1,500 people, including 130 based at our headquarters in Lausanne. Our direct assistance projects, strengthening systems and advocacy activities are primarily focused in the areas of maternal and child health and child protection.

In Europe, Tdh intervenes directly or indirectly in 22 countries, relying on teams based in Budapest, Kosovo, Albania, Greece, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.

Tdh in Europe is currently undergoing a major organizational transformation in line with its new regionalization strategy, which foresees the development of a regional hub operated from Budapest and the establishment of an innovative programmatic management logic.

The Fundraising Officer will be a key fundraising leadership role within the new regional organisation, the Fundraising Officer will champion the fundraising perspective within the regional and across the wider organization. They will guide and support the development of a culture of fundraising, while also using their expertise to develop proposals and secure funding for Tdh.

Main responsibilities:**

· Guide the region in building a culture of fundraising.

· Actively promote a culture of fundraising in the region

· Develop fundraising proposals / grantwritting

· Act as a technical advisor and manager for collaborative proposal development

· Work with country and regional programme staff and regional managers to support and leverage their donor representation, relationship building, and donor intelligence gathering.

· Provide guidance, coaching and training to country program staff on building donor relationships, gathering intelligence, building visibility, and pre-positioning for funding opportunities

· Facilitate information management, collecting, disseminating, and centralizing fundraising information.

· Act as a repository for donor intelligence, proposals, analytics, supporting documentation, and experiences from the region.

· Collect and disseminate this information, making representation and proposals more consistent.

· Facilitate cross-learning between country programs in the region.

Profile:

Education:

· University degree in relevant field

Experiences and aptitudes:

· At least 5 years previous experience of fundraising within the NGO sector.

· Successful track record of securing substantial levels of funding from institutional donors e.g. EU, Europe Aid, SDC, DFID, ECHO, UN, etc.

· Extensive experience in proposal writing and donor relationship management.

· Experience of working in a highly collaborative environment with minimal direct supervision in a complex regional setting.

· Well-developed team leadership qualities, along with facilitation, networking and advocacy skills

Language:

· Excellent oral and writing skills in English (C2) is essential;

· Competency in an eastern European language would be highly desirable.

General:

· A commitment to excellence & attention to detail

· Ability to uphold high standards and punctuality under pressure

General conditions: Local contract, Local contract – 1.500 CHF <> 1.800 CHF net /month according to experience. No expatriate benefits.

Child Safeguarding policy:

 To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy li

How to apply:

To apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references to recruitment@tdh-europe.org by December 23rd, 2016.

Due to the high numbers of applications, Tdh is not in a position to respond to everyone individually. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview

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Germany: Development Director (Full-Time Position: Berlin, Germany)

Organization: Skateistan
Country: Germany
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

Development Director (Full-Time Position: Berlin, Germany)

Skateistan is looking for a new Development Director to join its award-winning organization, at the head office in Berlin. The Development Director will lead the organization’s fundraising team, helping to guide and develop a sustainable, long-term, fundraising strategy that enables the organization to meet the needs of thousands of Skateistan students around the world. The new Development Director should have extensive experience and a proven track record in fundraising so they can build upon existing funding relationships as well as cultivate new revenue streams. The Development Director will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, as well as the Communications and Programs teams, to ensure the organization is meeting donor commitments through its innovative educational and sport programs, at its schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.

The initial contract will be for 12 months with possibility of renewal, and will be based at Skateistan’s head office in Berlin, Germany. Travel to all of Skateistan’s schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa as well as to fundraising events will be required throughout the year.

Position Core Responsibilities:

Development

  • Setting the organization’s fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Executive Director. The fundraising strategy will consider major revenue streams (grants, corporate donors and individuals), regular fundraising campaigns, high net worth individuals and fundraising events

  • Responsible for seeking out new funding and award opportunities

  • Representing Skateistan at meetings with current donors, potential donors and at fundraising events

  • Responsible for oversight and stewardship of all major donor groups

  • Coordination and management of the Development staff at head office, including the Communications Manager

  • Coordination and regular communication with the Skateistan fundraising entities (Skateistan USA, Skateistan UK and Skateistan Germany)

  • Collaboration with Deputy Executive Director to strategize how to best meet the organization’s funding needs

  • Conducting annual visits to the Skateistan schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa and meeting with major donors in the respective countries

  • Oversight and management of Skateistan’s donor database

  • Maintaining oversight over the organization’s MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning) system, to ensure it captures the necessary data to demonstrate the impact of Skateistan’s programs and inform organizational decision-making. Also to ensure that Skateistan’s MEL is in line with donor expectations and current standards in the youth development and Sport for Development and Peace (SDP)

  • Convey key learnings captured by the organization’s MEL to Skateistan’s managing directors

Skills required:

Minimum professional and academic experience

  • 4+ years and a proven track record of experience in successful fundraising (through various channels) for organizations with multimillion dollar budgets

  • 4+ years experience in a management role

  • Experience working with major donors including government agencies, foundations, large corporates and high networth individuals

  • Experience using donor databases (ideally Salesforce)

  • Experience in MEL

  • Bachelor or equivalent in Development Studies, Business or other relevant field

Desired experience

  • Desired: 2+ years experience in fieldwork for an aid organization

  • Desired: experience working with youth or peace-building organizations

Skills

  • Native-level English speaker

  • Very strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Strong networker and confident public speaker

  • Persistent

  • Very comfortable asking for money

  • Excellent leader

  • Extremely organized and self-motivated, with excellent time management skills

  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently

  • Strong eye for detail and excellent editing skills

  • Knowledgeable about social media and using emerging digital tools for fundraising

  • Desired: Proficiency in other languages, especially German

  • Desired: Background in skateboarding

Other

  • EU citizenship or work visa preferred

  • Willing to work flexible and long hours across various time zones

  • Comfortable travelling regularly to various locations, including Afghanistan

How to apply:

The Development Director is a full time paid position beginning in February 2017, and includes monthly salary and benefits (paid vacation, medical insurance, work related flights, in-country accommodation).

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@skateistan.org with the subject Development Director.

Application Closing Date: 9th January 2017.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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Lebanon: Head of FDC

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Mission of the position:

The main aim of the Director (Head) Fundraising is to pursue opportunities in yx to cover the Member Association’s running costs and investments from private, corporate and public sector donations in order to increase / establish the financial self-sufficiency of the Member Association, to define, implement and fulfil the middle-term FR /FDC strategy reflected in the business plans of the Member Association and to publicly communicate the mission and the achievements of SOS Children’s Villages.

Main clients:

  • Corporate and individual donors
  • Public, institutional donors (e.g. European Comission, Embassies)

  • Media, communication and advertising agencies, fulfilment houses

  • Media, experts, journalists – offline and online

  • National Director

  • National Management Team

  • National Fund Development & Communication team

  • Director FDC CEE/CIS

Key performance areas:

  • Corporate fundraising
    (donations, cause related marketing activities, donations in kind, …)

  • Individual fundraising
    (sporadic and committed donations via direct mailing, online marketing, face to face, …)

  • International sponsorships

  • Public funding
    *(*tasks only applicable in case Public Funding is part of the FR department and a Public Funding Advisor is employed/in the respective FR team

  • Communication / Public Relations

Main responsibilities:

  • Defines, implements and fulfils the middle-term FR /FDC strategy reflected in the business plans of the Member Association. This includes donations in kind and public funding

  • Plans, monitors, evaluates and analyses the fundraising activities according to defined planning and reporting procedures and against defined and agreed KPIs

  • Positions SOS Children’s Villages as a strong and consistent brand among potential and existing supporters based on SOS Children’s Villages roots, vision, mission and values

  • Works according to globally valid manuals and guidelines and the Fund Development & Communication Department’s planning and reporting procedure

  • Pursues opportunities for the country to internally and externally promote the Member Associations’ activities in order to increase the public recognition and foster a positive image with the overall goal to support fundraising activities, sets up the External Communications concept and the External Communications plan reflecting the strategy and the development of External Communication in the country, is responsible for fulfilling the External Communications plan of the Member Association

  • Aims to strengthen brand awareness, credibility and acceptance with the overall goal to support fundraising activities

  • Drive fundraising innovation in all fields of Fundraising like products, channels, target groups, database solutions etc.

Leadership responsibility – people management

  • Supervises and leads the national Fundraising team in the Member Association incl. all leadership tasks from recruitment decisions to managing the team as well as individual performance and ensuring the development of direct reports
  • Act as a role model and further develops individuals and team through performance- and talent management

International sponsorships

  • Responsible for sponsorship work in the country, implements the necessary organisational systems and procedures so that the sponsorship programme runs smoothly. As all levels of the organisation work together to increase sponsors’ commitment and offer mutual support, and share information, knowledge and expertise, is directly responsible for ensuring that sponsorship works within the country runs smoothly according to the International Sponsorship Policy Support Document

Public Funding

  • Responsible of establishing the national process of Public Funding development;
    Supports the process of development of projects for institutional donors, i.e. facilitates communication between all organisation’s levels and locations in the project design stage;
    implements the necessary organisational systems and procedures so that the process of grant preparation runs smoothly

Capacity building & functional network

  • Foster national capacity building in all areas of Fundraising
  • Actively foster national good practice within the regional FDC network through the respective FDC regional counterpart within CEE/CIS

How to apply:

to apply for this position, please send your CVs to HR.MENA@sos-kd.org

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Namibia: E8 Global Fund Grant Coordinator

Organization: Southern Africa Malaria Elimination Eight Initiative Secretariat
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Background

The Elimination 8 is a SADC ministerial initiative, designed as a platform for regional collaboration towards malaria elimination within the SADC region. The eight countries which make up the E8 are Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These countries are highly interconnected by population movement as well as shared malaria ecologies, making it impossible for one country to eliminate malaria without collaboration with its neighbours. The Ministers of Health of these eight countries have therefore committed to develop this platform for joint planning and accountability. Achieving elimination involves the design and meticulous execution of advanced disease and entomological surveillance systems, establishment of capacity for quality diagnosis, and control of parasite movement through the region’s porous borders. The E8 Ministerial and Technical Committees have developed a 5-year strategic plan to develop innovative, game-changing programs that will steer the region closer to its goal of zero transmission of malaria by 2030.

The Ministerial and Technical Committees of the E8 are supported by an E8 Secretariat, which coordinates diplomatic and programmatic collaboration between the eight countries. The Secretariat is also responsible for coordinating the execution of the Strategic Plan, in partnership with the funding and technical partners of the E8. The Secretariat is based in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Position

The E8 has been awarded an US$18million regional grant by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The E8 Secretariat serves as the principal recipient (PR) for the grant, overseeing program performance and impact, robust financial management, and monitoring and evaluation. The role of the Secretariat also includes management of the implementation by the Secretariat as well as its contractors across the eight member states of the E8, ensuring capacity building for the contractors. Implementation of the project began on 1 October 2015 and the project is scheduled to conclude on 30 September 2018.

The Grant Coordinator will supervise a program management unit (PMU) of 7 staff, and support coordination for 8 country focal persons based in the National Malaria Control Programs in the countries. The PMU team is dedicated to implementation of grant activities and delivery of targets. The Grant Coordinator is responsible for leading and managing the operational performance of the PMU, particularly pharmaceutical supply chain management, procurement and contracting, and monitoring & evaluation, thus playing a key role towards the attainment of the grant’s performance objectives, while complying with Global Fund and E8 policies.

The Grant Coordinator will be an experienced professional with a track record of proven results in steering transformational results in complex environments. He/she will be an innovative problem solver, with a strong work ethic, experience interfacing with a wide range of senior officials from governments and donors, and a commitment to serving the SADC region. Flexibility and ability to operate in a complex and dynamic context are important attributes for success in this role. The Grant Coordinator will be expected to bring laser focus on monitoring and compliance, while being able to work in the Secretariat’s fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture.

Key Performance Areas.

A. The programme management unit and contractors receive adequate operational and planning support to ensure the implementation of quality programs and the establishment and implementation of optimal standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of the grant outcomes, terms and conditions.

Objectives include:

· A performing and dedicated PMU team is sustained with clear objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

· Roles and workplans of the PMU staff are coordinated to deliver effective grant performance

· The grant’s annual program workplan and budget are developed to high quality and its execution monitored on an ongoing basis;

· Annual work plans are adequately prepared and on time;

· Technical and other capacity needs for staff and contractors are identified and sourced, to optimize performance and results

· Technically proficient and cost-competitive contractors are identified to implement aspects of the grant · The E8 Board and Technical Committees receive timely reports on grant performance · Capacity of Sub Recipient’s capacity to implement assigned activities is monitored and developed to deliver on the grant objectives, while meeting the E8 and Global Fund compliance standardshe PMU has a grant monitoring and performance system that generates information enabling learning and adjustment for increased impact

B. The PMU has a grant monitoring and performance system that generates information enabling learning and adjustment for increased impact.

Objectives include:

· All contractual targeted results based in the E8 grant agreement are met and exceeded

· Targets and objectives of contractors are closely monitored through use of dashboards and other tools, and sound programmatic and financial reports are received in a timely manner

· Data reported by contractors is quality assured and verified; appropriate and accurate methods are used to verify results

· Necessary coordination and communication with the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of the grant is well facilitated and managed · Progress reports to the Global Fund are submitted in a timely manner

C. Efficient business planning processes are designed and implemented to maximize coordination of grant implementation by different stakeholders, including national malaria programmes, and contractors.

· Financial and programmatic performance of the E8 regional grant are closely monitored for alignment between, and remedial actions recommended and adjustments made where there is no alignment

· Requests for disbursements from the contractors are received in a timely manner and analyzed to ensure their compliance with the outcomes of the grant

· Requests for disbursement are approved in a timely manner, with input and coordination with national malaria programmes and other beneficiaries

· Projects are executed by contractors according to the work plans and budgets and in accordance with the guidelines and grant manuals

· A high standard of compliance is maintained in the E8 Secretariat’s grant administration functions, with compliance and consistency of delivery of reports and financial management by the contractors · Procurement and contract management, as well as PSM is done in accordance with Global Fund guidelines and policies.

D. Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, being flexible and adaptable to respond to this complex and dynamic regional initiative

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Public Administration or any development related degree
  • 6 years’ experience in management of large and complex donor-funded projects, in a developing country.
  • Previous experience of GFATM grant management in a senior position
  • Excellent knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
  • Experience in planning, programming and monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, demanding environment, and demonstrable track record of high performance
  • Dynamic, with strong leadership, interpersonal, problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently
  • Proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to troubleshoot and follow individual tasks and projects as a whole through to completion, a task-oriented approach and ability to adhere to strict deadlines, without loss of attention to detail
  • Experience in building and managing partnerships in a complex, multicultural environment, including with ministries of health, as well as development partners
  • Robust experience in the formulation of large budgets, managing both contributions and expenses, conducting financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
  • Ability to design and implement new systems, and to use innovative approaches to build a strong and committed team and drive teamwork and high performance
  • Willingness to travel frequently across the region, up to 25 percent.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with good organization skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of SADC context through experience in various SADC countries is a distinct advantage
  • Candidates who are citizens of one of the fifteen SADC countries are preferred

Language:

  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written skills. Portuguese is an advantage.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send their CV to vacancies@elimination8.org no later than January 16, 2017, clearly indicting the job for which they are applying in the email subject line.

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Sudan: Work Supervisors (Al Genina)

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-0337

Position:

Work Supervisors (Al Genina)

Place of performance:

Al Genina, Sudan

Contract duration:

up to 1 year

Starting date:

1-Dec-2016

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Since 2003, the ongoing conflict in Darfur continues to generate enormous humanitarian and recovery needs. The region has a long history of severe food shortages and cyclical episodes of drought, which have affected the livelihood of the rural population and determined their coping mechanisms – including migration. Food insecurity is prevailing across Darfur and is reinforced as a consequence of intra-community conflict that causes human displacement, destruction of villages, rupture of agricultural activities, damage of harvests, loss of livestock and blocking of access and supply roads.

Guided by the 2013 – 2019 Darfur Development Strategy (DDS), client in Sudan is embarking on an intervention to eradicate the choke points on selected feeder roads in the five states of Darfur, thus providing access to improved basic services to over half a million inhabitants in Darfur. Also there is an initiative to increase access to sustainable clean drinking water by constructing sub-surface dams in three states. Choke points/road drainage structures are placed where vehicles are unable to pass due to high volumes of water flow during the rainy season or its resulting severe damage. It is envisaged that this intervention to mitigate these choke points or road drainage structures will also contribute to achieving Pillar II: Reconstruction, of the DDS, as well as contributing to the strategic goals of the Government of Sudan’s National Five-year Development Plan [2012 – 2016].

The Project Manager will provide technical support to the entire project team for successful implementation of road drainage structures and feeder roads and construction of Sub-Surface dams project funded by the Qatari Government.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

Since 2003, the ongoing conflict in Darfur continues to generate enormous humanitarian and recovery needs. The region has a long history of severe food shortages and cyclical episodes of drought, which have affected the livelihood of the rural population and determined their coping mechanisms – including migration. Food insecurity is prevailing across Darfur and is reinforced as a consequence of intra-community conflict that causes human displacement, destruction of villages, rupture of agricultural activities, damage of harvests, loss of livestock and blocking of access and supply roads.

Guided by the 2013 – 2019 Darfur Development Strategy (DDS), client in Sudan is embarking on an intervention to eradicate the choke points on selected feeder roads in the five states of Darfur, thus providing access to improved basic services to over half a million inhabitants in Darfur. Also there is an initiative to increase access to sustainable clean drinking water by constructing sub-surface dams in three states. Choke points/road drainage structures are placed where vehicles are unable to pass due to high volumes of water flow during the rainy season or its resulting severe damage. It is envisaged that this intervention to mitigate these choke points or road drainage structures will also contribute to achieving Pillar II: Reconstruction, of the DDS, as well as contributing to the strategic goals of the Government of Sudan’s National Five-year Development Plan [2012 – 2016].

The Project Manager will provide technical support to the entire project team for successful implementation of road drainage structures and feeder roads and construction of Sub-Surface dams project funded by the Qatari Government.

Expected output:

Under the guidance of Project Engineer, Work Supervisor will be responsible for:-

  • Assist assessment new construction and rehabilitation work requests and preparation of assessment and field reports.

  • Act as community contact focal point to the selected contractors.

  • Supervise execution of the construction & rehabilitation projects as undertaken by client to ensure that works conducted as per the specified conditions.

  • Assist Project Engineer in setting out, measurement and payments.

  • The Projects include the construction of buildings, roads, road structures and community infrastructure using contracted firms and community laborers.

Related specific responsibilities:-

  • Assist Project Engineer to review requests and identify new constructions and rehabilitation works area, carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.

  • Liaise with the community leaders to find sustainable solutions to issue that might surface during construction.

  • Assist contractors to locate locally available resources such as material and labor.

  • Assist the Senior Engineer and Project Engineers with the technical input to development of new proposals.

  • Conduct setting out work and approve local material suitability.

  • Supervise the construction works, and administer the works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.

  • Overall management of the works implementation with contractor that will ensure the constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to the required quality.

  • Timely inform to Project engineer on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are to be quickly reported.

  • Assist project engineer to prepare payment certificates and work progress records.

  • Working close with contractor in the field with provision of technical support and guidance.

Project reporting:

The Work Supervisor will report to Project Engineer and indirectly to Senior Engineer.

Team management:

This role does not have any team management responsibility.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Diploma in civil engineering or other relevant Civil Engineering credentials.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Construction experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Community Development experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Al Genina is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in Arabic and English are essential.

Key competencies:

Education:-

  • Diploma in civil engineering or other relevant Civil Engineering credentials.

Work Experience:-

  • At least 3 years of experience in site supervision, construction and community infrastructure projects.

Key Competencies:-

  • Ability to read and speak English and Arabic is required.

  • Ability to use survey equipment is desired.

Professionalism:-

  • Experience in representing government and client is an asset.

  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and commitment to continuous learning.

  • Demonstrate accountability for results.

  • Analytical, creative, innovative and pro-active.

  • Demonstrates results orientation and focus on solutions.

  • Respect for diversity.

Client focus:-

  • Demonstrate sense of ethics and sound judgment in dealing with clients.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with clients, donor, govt. and other stakeholders.

  • Focuses on result for the client/donor and responds positively to feedback.

Planning and Organizing:-

  • Ability to plan work in a collaborative manner and to manage priorities.

  • Strong computer and IT skills is desirable.

Communication skills:-

  • Communication and facilitation skills are required.

  • Writing, and reporting skills are required.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings/workshops in a participatory manner is desirable.

Teamwork skills:-

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the goals of the project.

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and show leadership.

  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Other relevant information:

Candidates applying from Sudan need to have VPN installed on their system to apply for this role.

Interested candidates should send applications to ctgglobalrecruitment@gmail.com. Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0337. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send applications to ctgglobalrecruitment@gmail.com. Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0337. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.**

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Nigeria: Grants Manager

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 06 Jan 2017

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria. The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Project Duration:

5 years.

Position Start Date:

Anticipated Fall 2017.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Grants Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The Grants Manager will serve as the principal point of contact and Manager for Grant Administration. S/he will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient management of grants administration and to ensure flexible, innovative, and rapid-response mechanisms are designed to target key zones within Nigeria. S/he will also ensure that the Grant Management and administration function is always in compliance with Creative and USAID’s policies and procedures; and will work towards capacity building of the recipients as well as the other staff members in the area of grants management.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Grants Manager reports to the Chief of Party. The Grants Manager supervises Grant Officers and Grants Specialists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and management of grants staff and grants program;
  • Organizes and coordinates organizational staffing structure and workflow of grants staff activities and administration;
  • Responsible for ensuring quality control and the integrity of the data in Creative’s online grants database and ensures that the data in the system is always up-to-date;
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Creative’s grants policies as detailed in the Field Manual and the projects Grants Manual;
  • Coordinate closely with program staff to ensure timely administration and monitoring of grant agreements;
  • Coordinate with finance, procurement, and program staff to facilitate grantee kick-off meeting, monitoring and closeout of grant activities;
  • Provide guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees of Creative’s grants policies and procedures and USG regulation;
  • Manage the grants and direct implementation pipeline;
  • Ensure that grant master files are always up-to-date and ready for audit;
  • Lead the grants management team to serve as a central point of grant activity coordination and facilitation;
  • Provide support to technical units on grants compliance and the online grants database;
  • Provide training in grants compliance to project staff; and
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience (including at least two year of supervisory experience) working in complex and challenging field operational contexts;
  • Bachelors’ degree or professional accounting/financial qualification is required;
  • Experience managing teams,
  • Minimum two years financial administration experience;
  • Competent in computers and using financial software;
  • Understanding of budget and cost control management;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • USAID program experience desirable;
  • Grants program experience preferred;
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks; and
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent upon donor funding.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*E13DB31A3E48B9B1

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Philippines: Regional Finance Manager

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

Habitat for Humanity International is currently seeking a talented individual for a Regional Finance Manager opportunity based in Manila, Philippines. The Regional Finance Manager position is responsible for the coordination and oversight of financial management in the assigned HFH programs in Asia-Pacific ensuring that implementation is within HFHI finance policies and systems. This position provides financial support to National Programs including financial analysis and monitoring.

Key Responsibilities:

Analysis/Monitoring:

  • Strengthen financial management of National Organization in the region by providing continuous support and guidance to Finance Managers.
  • Ensure all financial operations are carried out according to the Habitat for Humanity policies, accepted international standards and the local laws.
  • Analyze national organization financial statements on a regular basis, tracks key indicators and provides analysis to Associate Director – Area finance.
  • Coordinate with other departments in ensuring financial and statistical reports reflects accurate and reliable information.
  • Participate actively in regular program planning and monitoring meetings.

Grant Management in coordination with Grant Manager:

  • Assist Programs or Resource Development department staff in designing grant proposals and following up on the approval process and transfer of funds.
  • Review and approves funding requests based upon a national organization’s ability to financially and programmatically comply with Habitat’s minimum standards.
  • Support Programs in monitoring budget variance and any non-compliant issues.
  • Oversee the financial management and compliance of grants from institutions and governments.
  • Provide assistance to the national programs on project management, fund accounting, donor commitments and compliance in order to improve the quality execution, follow up and reporting.
  • Monitor that reports submitted to donors match the financials in order to guarantee that information reported is reliable.

Internal Controls in coordination with Internal Controls Manager:

  • Support the local programs in contextualizing and implementing policies and procedures to guarantee minimum controls in country as part of Habitat for Humanity Minimum Standards.
  • Inform the finance team of any changes in the local programs structure that will affect any of the policies implemented.
  • Provide feedback and participate in new policies design and updates and supports the countries in contextualizing those according to their needs and possibilities.

Sustainability / New Business Models:

  • In coordination with the relevant program staff, provide feedback and advice on appropriate business models.
  • Coordinate institutional definitions and models of best practice for issues related to finance (ie. sustainability, interest, subsidy).
  • Support and coordinates with the local CFO in analyzing their financials and improving their forecast in order to provide accurate and reliable information to local program management for an accurate decision making.
  • Facilitate development of capacity building materials to promote financial sustainability.

Business Systems:

  • Provide support and training on the implementation and maintenance of appropriate financial systems.

Global Work Groups:

  • Participate in global work groups focused on developing business models.
  • Participate in global workgroups focused on finance policies and procedures.

Key Requirements:

  • Masters degree or the equivalent in business, economics or finance preferred.
  • CPA license is required.
  • Knowledge of the accounting cycle (journal, general ledger, trial balance, etc..) and ability to teach it to others.
  • Knowledge of bi-lateral grant regulations.
  • Knowledge of HFHI financial systems, policies and procedures preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience in NGO / nonprofit financial management.
  • Strong analytical skills and able to advise on budget preparation, financial reports, and other finance processes.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and coach local staff.
  • Ability to facilitate virtual (global) project teams.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate Habitat’s Christian philosophy and principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to use accounting software (sunsystem) and other computer applications (ie. Microsoft Office, databases).
  • Willing and able to travel at least 30% of the time.

Preferred:

  • Experience in grant financial management.
  • Experience in micro-finance.
  • Experience with HFH affiliates/national organizations.

How to apply:

To be considered for this opportunity please apply directly at : https://www.habitat.org/about/careers/regional-finance-manager

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Turkey: Partnership Coordinator-Gaziantep / Turkey

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

BACKGROUND

The Partnership Coordinator will support the application of NRC Syria’s partnership approach, ensuring the application of appropriate systems and practices in support of effective partnerships. This includes capacıty assessments, monitoring and follow up on partnerships in support of quality programming. The Partnership Coordinator will promote ways of working that respect partner contributions to the achievement of NRC’s programmatic goals and supports adherence to humanitarian principles.

JOB DESCRIPTION

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

GENERIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the NRC Syria partnership approach is effectively applied in the North West Area Office.
  • Pursue and develop relationships with Syrian stakeholders
  • Support Program Managers of the North West Area Offıce in partnership development as a key methodology for achieving outcomes.
  • Share learning and promote a culture of open and equal partnership

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead in the vetting and process of agreement formulation with newly identify partners.
  • Guide PMs on engaging in strategic partnerships with identified organizations with particular attention to quality pilot project monitoring.
  • Engage in networking and information gathering that contributes to NRC’s ability to make strategic and informed decisions regarding partnership in support of NRC’s programmatic goals.
  • Support the development and application of NRC’s partnership approach, including tools for organizational assessment and performance management.
  • Work with program and support managers to:
    • Ensure capacity building plans are developed for each partner, and monitor the implementation of these plans.
    • Identify partner’s capacity needs and address them with training, coaching and mentoring schemes.
    • With PMs to organize partner review and evaluation meetings and actively follow up on outstanding partnership issues
  • Maintain database of all potential or current partners, actively update with new information as necessary
  • Regularly meet with partners to get feedback on partnerships and based on that suggest ways to improve NRC-partner working relationships, flagging any critical issues
  • Other partnership related actions as determined by line manager.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field (desirable)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related programming in post-conflict environments
  • Minimum 2 years’ programme/project experience
  • Experience of implementing partnership programming remotely in conflict settings
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Arabic language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Middle East is preferred
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Understanding of Protection Principles and Principles of Partnership

Behavioral competencies

  • Working with people
  • Analyzing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

We offer :

Commencement : ASAP

Contract Period : Until May 31, 2017 with possible renewal

Salary / Benefits: According to NRC Salary Scale

Duty Station: Gaziantep / Turkey (10% travel)

Application procedures and CV registration:

Please note that you are required to enter the GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for BOTH company and location

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its employees and to check that they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to link:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3281356786&company_id=23109900&Link_source_id=&use_position_site_header=0&culture_id=EN

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Switzerland: Grants Officer

Organization: The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Grants Officer

(Ref: 2016-15)

Organisational Context

The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is an independent Swiss Foundation that supports local, community-level initiatives worldwide that address the local drivers of violent extremism and strengthen resilience against violent extremist agendas. It was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014 as a public-private partnership governed by a multi-stakeholder Board which includes representatives of countries which provide funds, countries to which funding is allocated, civil society, the private sector, research institutions and foundations.

GCERF is committed to responding to national needs. GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism works only in countries which have requested GCERF’s support and have established a national, multi-stakeholder platform (Country Support Mechanism) to assess the unique national challenge of violent extremism. This needs assessment forms the basis for GCERF funding priorities.

Funding decisions are based on expert technical analysis and rigorous due diligence. Independent technical experts from around the world provide funding recommendations to the GCERF Governing Board. GCERF’s international multi-stakeholder Governing Board allocates pooled funds to address national preventing violent extremism priorities and fill identified funding gaps.

GCERF responds to national needs and empowers local communities. GCERF provides funding to organisations (Principal Recipients) which themselves form and lead a consortium of national and community-based organisations strongly engaged with communities to implement a comprehensive set of initiatives that address the local drivers of violent extremism and strengthen resilience against violent extremist agendas. To enhance performance, GCERF supports and promotes the development of grantee capacity and learning, and applies a robust and pragmatic performance monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure mutual accountability, transparency and learning.

GCERF is currently working in Bangladesh, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Myanmar and Nigeria.

Purpose of position

The Grants Officer supports the management of GCERF’s funding portfolio in designated countries, providing thematic and country expertise, guidance and support.

Organisational Setting and Reporting Relationships

The Grants Officer reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The Grants Officer works in close collaboration with colleagues in the Operations Unit; as well as in cooperation with the Finance and Compliance and External Relations Units.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Grant Making

In designated countries:

· Manage the grant making process, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant making principles.

· Support the development and implementation of country engagement strategies drawing on country specific knowledge, understanding and experience.

· Contribute to the development of strong working relations with relevant government authorities, as well as community level, national and international stakeholders.

· Prepare, participate in, and follow up on country missions, such as country engagement visits, Country Support Mechanism accompaniment visits, and public information and launch visits.

· Assist in providing technical expertise and support national dialogue on the prevention and countering of violent extremism, including in the development of the national needs assessment that informs GCERF funding priorities.

· Implement with care due diligence and risk assessment procedures to inform the selection of potential grantees, including in-country visits.

· Provide technical guidance and support to potential grantees on each step of the grant making process.

· Support grant development and negotiation prior to the signing of grant agreements with grantees.

· Prepare draft grant agreements and standard project documents in adherence with GCERF grant making principles and relevant country specific awards decisions by the GCERF Governing Board.

· Draft reports on designated countries and contribute to relevant documents and presentations to support decision-making by stakeholders, including the Country Support Mechanism, the Independent Review Panel, the GCERF Governing Board and relevant subsidiary bodies.

Grant Management

In designated countries:

· Accompany grant implementation by grantees, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to GCERF’s grant implementation principles.

· Contribute to the maintenance of strong working relations with grantees (and service providers) professionally and efficiently to ensure value for money, and to minimize the potential for fraud, inefficiency and waste.

· Support the regular monitoring of grant implementation to track milestones, compliance, timelines and deliverables including through the analysis of periodic reports and provision of feedback to grantees, and regular site visits to grantee.

· Analyze grantee fund disbursement requests in a timely manner and make recommendations.

· Prepare regular reports on grantee performance, identify any significant deviations or delays to planned grant implementation, propose recommended courses of action, and in consultation with relevant colleagues, work with grantees to meet their performance obligations.

· In collaboration with the Finance and Compliance Unit, coordinate grant budget revisions and cash flow projections, follow established risk management, due diligence and anti-corruption policies, regulations and procedures, and propose mitigation options taking into account potential fraud, operational and strategic risks.

· Prepare annual and end of grant reports, and support and facilitate the performance evaluation of grantee and national funding cycle by GCERF’s dedicated performance monitoring and evaluation staff.

· Support the management and coordination of country level grant portfolio, keeping abreast of in country developments, identifying trends that may potentially affect both grantee performance and GCERF’s wider operations.

· Nurture, strengthen, and facilitate collaboration and information exchange between grantees and other stakeholders on the prevention and countering of violent extremism. Support the provision of training and other capacity development support to grantees provided by GCERF or associated service providers.

General

· Prepare and submit mandatory internal operational reports such as travel reports, regular country progress reports, and other papers.

· In consultation with the Finance and Compliance Unit, contribute to the development and implementation of the work plan and operational expenses budget for designated countries.

· Contribute to work planning and operational expenses budget development of the Operations Unit.

· Participate and actively contribute to internal review and learning processes to promote continuous improvements.

· Contribute to the preparation of external updates, presentations, and reports to support external relations and resource mobilization efforts.

· Upon request, represent the Operations Unit on organisation-wide task forces, study groups, etc.

  • As requested, represent GCERF in relevant international, regional and national conferences, foster partnerships and facilitate relationship building amongst stakeholders.

· Serves as back-up to colleagues within the Operations Unit, fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as requested by the supervisor.

· Undertakes other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Profile

Experience

At least eight years of experience working with multilateral, bilateral or development organisations, NGOs, foundations, or other non-profit grant-making entities, including a minimum of four years of field-based experience in at least two countries. Additional headquarters experience an asset.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

· Experience of grant-making, due diligence processes and grant management in the context of preventing/countering violent extremism, conflict mitigation and prevention, peacebuilding, development or humanitarian action.

· Knowledge and understanding of programme design and development, project cycle management, and financial budgeting and reporting.

· Experience of working alongside a wide range of grantees with skill and sensitivity, including community-based and grassroots organisations preferably in assigned region.

· In-depth understanding of the work and challenges of community-based and grassroots organisations an asset.

· Strong knowledge of the socio-political environment and civil society organisations in assigned region is an asset.

· Experience of working with Consortium funding models an asset.

Education

Postgraduate degree in international development, international relations/affairs, social sciences, business, management, or a related field.

Languages

Fluency in English. For the Grants Officer for West Africa, fluency in French will also be essential. Working knowledge of other relevant languages will be an advantage.

Competencies

· Ability to develop and maintain effective and respectful relationships with grantees, and other national and international stakeholders.

· Excellent interpersonal, presentation and oral communication skills.

· Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.

· Capacity to plan and organise one’s work effectively and collaboratively.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Focus and commitment to achieving quality results.

· Sensitivity in framing and presenting potential opportunities and challenges, and good judgement in reporting ideas and issues judiciously,

· Poise, maturity, and ability to represent GCERF in relevant fora.

· Flexibility and ability to stay effective and motivated in a fast changing environment.

· Commitment to continuous learning and a desire to keep abreast of new developments in relevant fields of thematic or functional expertise, and contribute to the learning of colleagues.

Travel

Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% per year to assigned countries, in blocks of between three days and two weeks.

General

Grade: 3

Contract Type: Open-ended.

GCERF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

The position is based in Geneva. GCERF offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Deadline: Open until all open positions are filled.

As a part of the recruitment process, shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a written assignment and participate in two interviews.

How to Apply: Please visit the GCERF website at http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/.

How to apply:

Please visit the GCERF website at http://www.gcerf.org/about-us/career-opportunities/.

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Lebanon: Senior Grants Manager (Short-Term Technical Assistance), BALADI CAP, Lebanon

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 29 Dec 2016

Senior Grants Manager (Short-Term Technical Assistance), BALADI CAP, Lebanon

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to improve public service delivery at the local and regional levels, promote community participation in local governance decision-making, increase access to reliable and affordable public services, and support participatory and accountable local governance. The goal of BALADI is to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth by engaging with municipal government institutions, Lebanese-registered civil society organizations, and private sector businesses. The BALADI CAP project is a five-year, USAID-funded project that complements and bolsters the activities of the BALADI project by providing organizational capacity-building assistance to local civil society organizations and municipalities in the implementation of joint municipal/CSO projects.

Position Summary: MSI seeks to hire a Part Time Senior Grants Manager/Consultant to be responsible for assisting BALADI CAP team in the design of upcoming grant awards to be provided to Lebanese CSOs in the first quarter of 2017. The Senior Grants Manager/Consultant will be assisting DCOP, Grants Manager, and Senior Program Specialist in the process of reviewing grant applications, negotiating grant awards, and the final design of the grant award, before review by MSI HQ in DC.

Period of Performance: December 20, 2016 – March 30, 2016 (Part-time)

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Lebanese citizenship will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Grant Evaluation Committee meetings
  • Participate in grant negotiations
  • Assess the grantees’ organizational and financial capacity
  • Analyze grantee budget applications to ensure feasibility, consistency, allocable costs, and compliance.
  • Prepare the grant package that includes the negotiation memo, the FAA eligibility checklist, the Technical Program Description, M&E plan, and all other related documents as per Grant Award checklist prepared at field level, and as per the MSI grants manual.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a relevant field, i.e. business administration, management, logistics, contractual law, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant program activities in partnership with civil society organizations, preferably under a USAID-funded project.
  • Experience overseeing procurements and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training in grants management preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Lebanese civil society organizational administrative and management systems preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct site visits throughout the country, as needed.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI96044651

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/4627kxd8w5

How to apply:

Apply Online

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Food Security & Livelihoods Adviser

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 13 Dec 2016

Salary: £38,000 – £42,000 (dependent on skill set and experience)

London with international travel

We are looking for two experienced Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Advisers, one on a permanent and one on a fixed term basis, to play a key role strengthening Food Security and Livelihoods programmes (one with a focus on Asia).

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As our flexible, technically strong, and committed Food Security & Livelihoods Adviser you will support our teams in Country Offices to design, implement and learn from high quality programmes. You will also work with colleagues across Save the Children International to support a number of organisational learning and capacity building initiatives, with the aim to improve the quality of our livelihoods programming. You will be expected to provide leadership in certain areas of focus and will influence relevant internal and external decision-makers. In addition you will:

  • Provide technical support to the design of Food Security and Livelihood programmes
  • Support fundraising efforts, including contributing to the development of high quality concept notes and proposals and ensure that gender, resilience and child participation are mainstreamed into FSL programmes
  • Ensure integration with other sectors, in particular nutrition and child protection, as part of the Child Poverty framework which aims to ensure FSL programming contributes to child survival, education and protection
  • Contribute to the implementation of the hunger reduction and livelihoods strategy through supporting its delivery, monitoring and review
  • Support the professional development and cross country learning of staff working in food security and livelihoods, particularly around your agreed area of thematic focus
  • Assist country offices to recruit and mentor senior technical staff.

An excellent communicator, with a fluency in written and spoken English, you will have a high level of technical expertise and knowledge of the debates. To be successful in this role you must have a good understanding of livelihoods programming along with experience in developing, monitoring and reporting on budgets. You will also have:

  • Strong inter-personal and advisory skills, including the demonstrated ability to empathise with, guide and influence colleagues face to face and from a distance, without line management or budgetary responsibility
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of Food Security / Livelihood programmes in an international development context
  • Technical competency in key areas of our programming including: household economy approach (HEA), youth livelihoods, cash-based programming, market-based approaches, poverty graduation models, and/or emergency preparedness.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and a proven track record in developing funding proposals and reports for a range of institutional and other donors
  • Education to BSc/BA level or equivalent field experience relating to Food Security / Livelihoods.
  • Willingness / ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations up to 30%
  • IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

At Save the Children 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.

Our mission is to lead for change in the humanitarian sector. 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: 13th December 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/food-security-and-livelihoods-advisor-x2-2874/2900/description/

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United States of America: Donor Relations Manager

Organization: International Christian Concern
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

International Christian Concern (ICC) is a Washington DC area nonprofit (501 c3) devoted to providing assistance, advocacy, and awareness for the worldwide persecuted Christian Church. ICC is looking for an individual that really cares about people and wants to work for the Lord who will hold the position of Donor Relations Manager (DRM).

The DRM is responsible for caring for and connecting ICC donors with the needs of the persecuted Church. The DRM’s main focus will be to deepen existing donor relationships as well as developing new ones. In the context of caring for and ministering to our donors, the DRM will ensure that donors are aware of opportunities to build and bandage the persecuted Church.

Reporting to the President of ICC, the DRM will be responsible for these primary functions:

· Communicate the organization’s mission in a manner that will both broaden and deepen relationships with our donors.

· Keep our donors informed of threats to persecuted Christians so they know how to pray for them keep them informed about our projects to build and bandage the persecuted church.

· Provide the funding for ICC to build and bandage the persecuted.

· Develop, submit, and monitor grant proposals to major donors and foundations.

· Work closely with the Board, President and staff to find new donors that care about the persecuted Church.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits, based in the Washington, DC area. The position requires moderate travel.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

· We have a strong preference for an individual with a strong Christian witness and history.

· A history of and desire to minister to and nurture people.

· 3 – 5 years of experience in development, marketing, or sales.

· Prior experience working with grants, foundations, and major donations a plus.

· Well-developed, polished sales ability focusing on consultative and conceptual sales communication.

· Strong leadership ability with excellent communication and organization skills.

· Ability to communicate in compelling manner, identifying issues and influencing areas of interest.

· U.S. resident with U.S. citizenship or work visa. c

How to apply:

TO APPLY

Please do not call ICC.
Send your cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to jobs@persecution.org.

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United States of America: Principal Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion

Organization: Nathan Associates
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Dec 2016

Nathan Associates is seeking a Principal Associate to lead efforts in its growing gender and social inclusion practice with its International Services Group. This position is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of gender activities and projects, managing new business development, and providing technical assistance related to gender integration and women’s economic empowerment. The position is based in Washington, DC with travel abroad.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and lead business development opportunities across donor and private sector clients for gender and social inclusion-focused activities and projects
  • Work with Nathan International Services leadership to grow gender programs
  • Develop and manage partnerships for the implementation of Nathan’s gender programming
  • Provide direct technical assistance, such as gender assessments; design and presentation of training on gender integration and related topics; research and capacity-building activities on gender topics; etc.
  • Review and provide input to project workplans, with attention to gender dimensions of technical activities and operations
  • Facilitate gender trainings within Nathan headquarters and among project staff
  • Incorporate gender considerations into Performance Monitoring Plans across Nathan projects, with an emphasis on designing indicators that will drive high-value project activities
  • Write reports and other internal deliverables as needed.

Qualifications

  • Twelve or more years of experience working in economic growth programming with a focus on gender and international development.
  • Experience working with USAID, governments, and donor agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a range of clients and counterparts, including donor agencies, private sector partners, and multilateral organizations, to implement gender-focused activities and programming.
  • Ability to organize, present, and disseminate information, and to draft clear and concise documents with minimal supervision.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills and effective report-writing skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to international environments to complete program assignments.
  • Master’s Degree in international development, gender studies, development economics, international affairs, or a related field, with a focus on gender preferred;
  • Fluency in English required. Spanish or French a plus.

How to apply:

To apply for this position (I-376), visit our consultant database and conduct a keyword search for Principal Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion, International Services. Select Principal, Gender and Social Inclusion. Follow the application steps at the bottom of the job description and upload a resume and cover letter after the registration process, unless you have previously registered in our database. If you have previously registered in our database, please log on here and then choose the Jobs tab to then conduct a search. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted.

Nathan Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

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United States of America: Managing Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion

Organization: Nathan Associates
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Dec 2016

Nathan Associates is seeking a Managing Associate to lead efforts in its growing gender and social inclusion practice with its International Services group. This position is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of gender activities and projects, managing new business development, and providing technical assistance related to gender integration and women’s economic empowerment. The position is based in Washington, DC with travel abroad.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and lead business development opportunities across donor and private sector clients for gender and social inclusion-focused activities and projects
  • Work with Nathan International Services leadership to grow gender programs
  • Develop and manage partnerships for the implementation of Nathan’s gender programming
  • Provide direct technical assistance, such as gender assessments; design and presentation of training on gender integration and related topics; research and capacity-building activities on gender topics; etc.
  • Review and provide input to project workplans, with attention to gender dimensions of technical activities and operations
  • Facilitate gender trainings within Nathan headquarters and among project staff
  • Incorporate gender considerations into Performance Monitoring Plans across Nathan projects, with an emphasis on designing indicators that will drive high-value project activities
  • Write reports and other internal deliverables as needed.

Qualifications

  • Eight to twelve years of experience working in economic growth programming with a focus on gender and international development.
  • Experience working with USAID, governments, and donor agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a range of clients and counterparts, including donor agencies, private sector partners, and multilateral organizations, to implement gender-focused activities and programming.
  • Ability to organize, present, and disseminate information, and to draft clear and concise documents with minimal supervision.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills and effective report-writing skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to international environments to complete program assignments.
  • Master’s Degree in international development, gender studies, development economics, international affairs, or a related field, with a focus on gender preferred;
  • Fluency in English required. Spanish or French a plus.

How to apply:

To Apply

To apply for this position (I-375), visit our consultant database and conduct a keyword search for Managing Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion, International Services. Select Managing Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion. Follow the application steps at the bottom of the job description and upload a resume and cover letter after the registration process, unless you have previously registered in our database. If you have previously registered in our database, please log on here and then choose the Jobs tab to then conduct a search. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Health Development Officer

Organization: Health Partners International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 12 Dec 2016

Health Partners International (HPI) is a dynamic global consultancy of health systems specialists. We provide advisory and programme management services, focusing on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, malaria and other communicable diseases, immunisation, and nutrition.

Our vision is a world where everyone has equal access to good standard health care. For over 20 years, we have successfully collaborated with the public and private sectors, civil society and communities in in low and middle income countries to support their efforts to achieve equitable health sector transformation. Much of our focus is on innovating to generate adaptive approaches and robust evidence, sharing practical know-how acquired through hands-on experience in community engagement and health service delivery. We publish in journals and maintain high programme delivery standards.

A UK registered social enterprise company, HPI is owned and managed by the people who do the work. HPI’s current income is derived from various sources particularly bilateral donors such as UK aid, USAID and European Union and other donors through competitive tenders. We offer a friendly team environment in an expanding company.

Under the guidance of the Head of Business Development, the Health Development Officer will support the implementation of HPI’s exciting new strategy. The post holder will also work in close coordination with the Technical Coordinator/Health Specialist and Business Development Coordinator. S/he will help conceptualise proactive proposals and develop winning bids to support the organization’s business development initiatives and advance HPI’s strategy, goals and objectives. The post holder will be responsible for: developing convincing proposals with a lucid and compelling style of writing, illustrating technical rigor with donor friendly language; thoroughly understanding tender/donor objectives and requirements; and presenting solid implementation methodology that demonstrates how HPI will provide best value for money. The post holder will also contribute to other aspects of bid development.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) explaining how you meet the essential criteria and other relevant experience for this role, with your latest CV with your salary expectations for this role (2 pages) to: recruitment@healthpartners-int.co.uk

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Afghanistan: Partnerships Manager

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 07 Dec 2016

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education and health.

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.

At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Partnerships Manager at its National Office, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Objective of the Position:

Develop and implement an organizational partnership and business development strategy and processes. Leading strategic relationship management and resource mobilization, assist the Program Development Director to maintain productive, positive relationships, both internal and external.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

· Resource mobilization and proposal development: Lead the process of consultation and proposal writing, including coordination with sector experts and regional teams to prepare new concept notes and full proposals to donors, with systematic and timely inclusion of Human Resources, Finance, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) teams. Work closely with the Grant Management Unit and explore potential opportunities for extending current partnership and building on successful grants implementation.

· Pipeline management: In collaboration with Finance team, support accurate and ongoing pipeline management for effective budgeting, planning, and strategic resource mobilization; Identify future resource needs and funding gaps, in dialogue with program heads and regional teams where relevant.

· Strategic relationship management: Strengthen AKF-A’s reputation as a thought leader through representation in key coordination and policy fora, working groups, and cultivating strategic relationships with key development actors in Afghanistan; Cultivate constructive working relationships with existing and potential new donors; Lead the coordination of donor missions; and contribute to strategic management of relationships and collaboration with other AKF offices and AKDN agencies.

· Knowledge management: Strengthen the institutionalization of strategic relationship management through the development and upkeep of tools such as donor profiles, and donor landscape analyses; Contribute to the institutionalization of best practices in partnerships and resource mobilization; and Support knowledge sharing and relationship building amongst Grants Management team members, and PMSOs to promote best practices and establish peer-to-peer supportive relationships. Advise on potential partnerships with other organizations and agencies and identify specific opportunities either as a lead agency or subcontractor – among major organizations operating in Afghanistan and Asia regions. Conduct partner and competitor analysis, negotiate teaming agreements, and lead or participate directly in large value bids developed by consortia.

· Quality assurance: Support quality implementation through leading due diligence assessments of potential implementation partners; reviewing donor contracts; ensuring compliance is understood and adhered to throughout the organization; and supporting inclusive and effective project start-up; and provide quality assurance for donor communications and project progress reports.

· Partnerships team management: Lead and support the implementation and semi-annual update of the Partnerships Strategy; Contribute to the overall effectiveness of human resources management in the P&P team (including Coordinators and PMSOs) in close collaboration with the Program Development Director and other managers. Provide management guidance and direction to the Partnerships Coordinator, New Business Development Coordinator and Partnerships Officer.

· Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF-A’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with th

Occasional Significant Duties and Responsibilities:

· Support Senior Management in the development of strategic planning and organizational development processes

· Support the Communications Team with the development of messages and products

· Work closely with the Policy team to ensure consistency of messaging and approach with external stakeholders

Required Qualifications and Experience:

· Master’s degree in relevant field and at least three years of field experience in a similar or relevant field;

· Experience working in a multicultural environment, preferably in a post-conflict one;

· Knowledge of the key international donors active in Afghanistan – experience in management of donor relations is highly preferred;

· Excellent English written and verbal skills;

· Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

· Ability to critically analyse and provide constructive recommendations;

· Good team player with ability to build and maintain collaborative relationship with colleagues;

· Willingness to live and work in a post-conflict zone, in which personal freedoms may be constrained.

Required Core Competencies:

· Planning and organizing skills, ability to juggle with multiple tasks and setting up priority;

· Strong communication skills with various stakehodels from diverse background;

· Promote organizational learning and knowledge sharing;

· Client Orientation;

· Leadership;

· Judgement and decision making;

· Empowering others.

How to apply:

Please apply through our Career Centre: http://www.akdn.org/careers

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safeguarding of children from abuse.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Proposal Writers- Volunteers/ Internees

Organization: Islamic Help
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Can you imagine people daily trekking 15 KM to fetch two buckets of water for drinking? Are you self-motivated to help deprived and poor people stand on their feet? Are you willing to help orphans and widows to live a decent life?

If yes, here is the challenging opportunity for you to make difference in the lives of extremely deprived and vulnerable people in Tanzania.**

About the Role: Looking for highly devoted and dynamic candidates, who will write proposal/expressions of interest to potential donors including NGOs, Trusts, Foundations, Corporate sector, Associations, Universities and individuals donors and follow up with donors.

Position Based in:

It is meant to be home based position; however ID students and interested candidate can be sponsored for stay in Tanga/ Pangani Tanzania and IH will bear cost of visa, accomodation and food.

About Islamic Help: www. islamichelp.org.uk

Islamic Help, established in 2003, is a UK-based relief and development organization, working in Asia, Africa and Middle East, fighting against poverty, social injustice and natural disasters. The main thematic areas of Islamic Help’s work are: emergency relief, orphan care, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction and income-generating projects. Currently, Islamic Help has projects in 20 countries worldwide, Tanzania being one of them.

Islamic Help Tanzania: www.islamichelp.co.tz has been working in since 2009, thriving for sustainable community development by implementing projects covering orphan care and sponsorship, water and sanitation, environmental sustainability, livelihood and economic empowerment, education, food security and gender equality. Most of our work is going on in the Coastal Regions of Tanzania.

Role and Responsibility:

The position offers part time flexible opportunity to fund raise with no specific requirements of time schedule and amounts to be raised. The ideal candidate can be from any company, NGO, business, Trust which undertake charitable activities in Africa.

1. Identifying the diverse source of funding, including NGOs, Trusts, Foundations, Corporate Sector, Associations, Universities and individuals donors in their respective countries.

2. Establishing initial contacts with potential donors base, and presenting Islamic Help work in Tanzania via expressions of interests.

3. Sharing Islamic Help project updates, reports and videos with the potential donors base.

4. Writing quality proposals, concept notes according to donors requirements and following it up with donors.

5. Visiting Tanzania occasionally to see the project implementations and share the projects updates with donors.

What Islamic Help Offers

  1. Full cost for visit to Tanzania and stay in the project locations

  2. Will be given an induction and training on all aspects of this role

  3. Database of potential funding organizations

  4. Islamic Help visibility material including projects updates, news letter, reports and videos.

Remuneration:

The candidates will be paid travel and communication expenses required for fundraisings activities in the respective country. Once the project resources are mobilized and secured, the candidates will be paid accordingly to the budget, kept for the positions.

Who is the Most Suitable Candidate?

We are looking for volunteers, students, internee, professional NGO or aid workers, who are motivated to help people in need. It is great learning opportunity to practice quality proposal writing under the leadership of senior managers.

  1. Self motivated and can inspire other to serve less- privileged and poor people in Africa

  2. Excellent writing skills in written English

  3. Students of International Development, and other social work looking for internship in Africa

  4. Excellent inter-personal and presentation skills

  5. Knowledge of NGOs/ humanitarian and aid work

How to apply:

Interested individual should submit motivation letter explaining reasons for motivation, and how they are best suited for the above role. Please send CV/resume and motivation letter to amjadkhan@islamichelp.org.uk or skype “amjad.tanoli” or for further details.

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Kenya: Associate Director – Grants Acquisition & Management (World Vision Kenya)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Nov 2016

Job Title : Associate Director – Grants Acquisition & Management

Reporting to : Director – Grants Acquisition & Management

Grade level : 17

Purpose of the position:

To influence partners and grow resources (Donors, Government Line Ministries, UN Agencies and the General Public) at National and Sub National levels to meaningfully engage with World Vision Kenya to promote child wellbeing.

To support the PDGA Director in the development and implementation of clear and tangible strategies for ensuring: 1) effective stakeholder engagement 2) well-coordinated and target responsive resource acquisition efforts that focuses on WVK’s programmatic priorities and core competencies 3) Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) coordination.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership & Strategic Management (20%)

  • Ensure that the successful implementation of the resource acquisition management system enhances WVK programmatic impact in accordance with established strategic priorities while increasing donor satisfaction and retention

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and policies – developed in coordination with other WVK entities

  • Ensure that the local resource acquisition management system effectively standardizes processes for identifying and establishing priority sectors and opportunities, assessing risk considerations and making go / no go decisions

  • Provide leadership on the Local Sponsorship Program’ Inuka Angaza’ as Chair

    Grow Resources (30%)

  • Support in directing the elaboration, roll out and implementation of a coordinated, multi-level level engagement strategy to advance WVK’s programmatic priorities and enhance its organizational profile

  • Support the in directing the elaboration, roll out and implementation of an integrated, organizational wide, resource acquisition ( including local resource) and management system for local funding streams and lead engagement efforts with prioritized, high profile national donors;

  • Facilitate establishing and roll out protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units (operations, regions, , ADPs) and support offices, key national donors and other local stakeholders;

  • Forge effective strategic partnerships and linkages with the Government, Donors and Non State Actors

  • Support in directing the elaboration, roll out and implementation of the systems and processes required to enhance WVK’s organizational competencies in engagement and profiling

  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of program leaders within WVK that are highly skilled in terms of stakeholder engagement, and resource development

  • Ensure empirical evidence is collated, researched and disseminated to key stakeholders based on child wellbeing outcomes.

  • Ensure donor business plans / partnership plans are in place, updated and active

  • Increase WVK income as per agreed targets

  • Ensure a clear donor / partner pre-positioning strategy is in place

  • Ensure measurable Private Public Partnership engagement

  • Ensure that the proposal development and related processes include standardized approaches for budget, procurement and personnel planning and monitoring

    Engagement, Networking & Collaboration with Internal & External Stakeholders (20%)

  • Ensure that the successful implementation of a coordinated local engagement strategy

  • Identify and prioritize key stakeholders, create clear points of engagement locally

  • Develop essential core competencies and provide the support and assistance to foster continuous, effective engagement

  • Facilitate WVK engagement with Government and partners

  • Ensure that strategic partnerships are established, strengthened and maintained – with the private sector, government and CSO partners.

  • Facilitate branding and profiling of the organization

    Donor Liaison(25%)

  • Provide oversight to WVUS vision trips donors and partners in line with WVK strategy and program priorities

  • Ensure timely provision of reports to Donors and WVUS staff

  • Ensure well planned and organized visits as well as excellent customer care for US Major Donors and ensure good return on investment

Other duties (5%) including involvements in various work committees

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university

  2. Minimum of 10 years’ experience of which should include program design for development programs, grant acquisition and management, and local fundraising: Five of which must be in leading and coordinating teams

  3. Ample experience and expertise in partnering with government, multilateral donors and private sector

  4. Must have experience in local institutions and how they work

  5. Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV with names of three referees. Application deadline is November 24, 2016 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

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United States of America: New Business Development Officer

Organization: Pathfinder International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others.

Position Purpose

The New Business Development Officer leads efforts to respond to program development opportunities, with an emphasis on strategically increasing Pathfinder’s portfolio of priority projects. S/he independently oversees and manages teams comprised of staff, consultants, and external partners to develop proposals in response to donor solicitations and organizationally-determined priority areas. The position develops and maintains specialized knowledge of specific regions, countries, and technical areas of interest to the organization. In developing proposals, the New Business Development Officer participates in or leads project design (depending on the size and complexity of the opportunity) and writes key sections of proposals, determines budget allocations, and recruits consultants and personnel. S/he provides guidance and In addition, the New Business Development Officer will provide support for field-based proposal development initiatives, including conducting capture trips, interviewingto the New Business Development Unit by writing, editing, and producing competitive proposals in response to solicited and determining staffing for key personnel positions, screening local partners,unsolicited opportunities from governments and apportioning partner budgets.multilateral agencies.. The New Business Development Officer is held accountable for the high quality submission of all donor-related requirements by internally or externally-imposed deadlines. The New Business Development Officer represents the organization externally with international and local partners as well as government and other donors.

Key Responsibilities

· Provides leadership in expanding Pathfinder’s project portfolio in strategic program areas and ensures alignment with Pathfinder’s core business areas.

Proposal Management

· Leads proposal development teams, liaising with program, finance, communications, contracts, and field staff to ensure high quality, cohesive proposals that are grounded in solid public health practices and compliant with donor requirements and regulations.

· Conducts trips to the field to determine feasibility of pursuing particular opportunities and independently engages with potential partners and potential staff.

· Works with Washington, DC, Watertown, MA and field-based program staff to develop and support country-level program development opportunities.

· Negotiates with international and local non-governmental organizations to establish partnerships for existing and future program development opportunities.

· Monitors and tracks business opportunities for priority countries.

· Engages directly in the development of proposals, contributing to technical design, and writing key sections of the technical and cost applications.

· In collaboration with International Proposal Recruiter, recruits, interviews, and hires consultants to assist with program development, including preparing consultant agreements, developing scopes of work, and monitoring work product.

· In collaboration with International Proposal Recruiter, identifies, recruits, and interviews key personnel to be bid on proposals.

· In collaboration with Finance, oversees proposal budgets by tracking and monitoring expenditures.

· Holds debriefings with proposal teams to identify and document lessons learned and best practices for program development efforts.

· Makes recommendations on how to modify and improve business development tools.

· Remains current on latest funding trends, policies, and innovations for health that align with Pathfinder’s current and expanding core business.

· Represents Pathfinder to an array of external clients and stakeholders, such as partner agencies, donors, consultants, and potential key personnel.

Technical Writing

· Support and/or lead the writing, editing, formatting, and proofreading of technical proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments, foundations and corporations including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.

· Provide detailed and strategic analysis of solicitations, instructions and other proposal-related information.

· In coordination with designated technical/regional team member, contribute to proposal design and the development of the technical approach, including strategy and log frame development.

· Conduct reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development.

· Coordinate with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines.

Basic Requirements

· Master’s degree in Public Health, Business, Public Administration, Non-Profit management or related field; or appropriate combination of Bachelor’s Degree and significant relevant professional experience.

· A minimum of seven years progressively responsible experience (or combination of experience) in project implementation, technical programming, grants management, grants development, operations or new business development.

· A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience working on USAID federal grants.

· Prior experience writing winning technical proposals with the international public health sector for USAID and other donor agencies.

· A minimum of five years of budget management and cost proposal experience.

· A minimum of four years working on health programs.

· Supervisory and/or project management experience.

· Knowledge of logical frameworks or other project design concepts.

· Ability to adhere to timelines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.

· Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

· U.S. federal grant as well as foundation grant-writing experience.

· Demonstrated negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, time-management, analytical, presentation, budgeting, and research skills.

· Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times, and SharePoint.

· Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal English, including advanced editing skills.

· Solid interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization.

· Ability to travel domestically and internationally, usually not to exceed 35% of total working days per year.

Preferred Qualifications

· Proficiency in a second language desirable.

· Previous project design experience strongly preferred.

· Strong interest in global reproductive health issues.

· Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred.

· Knowledge of and/or experience with international public health issues to include one or more of the following: reproductive health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS extremely helpful.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply:

http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/join-our-team/

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Kenya: Technical Expert Lobby and Advocacy- Africa

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Who we are

Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.

What we do

Terre des Hommes focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes develops and implements programmes, through local partners in 14 countries in Asia and East Africa through local partners.

Our approach

Terre des Hommes addresses the above mentioned issues through four types of interventions: prevention of worst forms of child-exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children; and provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims.

This position within the organisation

This position was identified in the context of a large grant by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands for a five year during programme: the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA). The purpose of this programme is to influence governments, the private sector, the general public and Civil Society Organisations, to bring about equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. The GAA is implemented in alliance with Plan Netherlands (lead partner) and DCI/Ecpat. Terre des Hommes is responsible for the coordination of the alliance teams in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.

The Technical Expert Lobby & Advocacy of TdH will report functionally to the Programme Manager – Strategic Partnerships in the Programme Implementation Unit in The Hague (the Netherlands), and for daily coordination of her work to the Regional Representative in Nairobi. He/she will work closely with the programme implementation staff and the thematic experts in the region. Her/His main support will be directed to towards the CMs in Africa.

The TE/L&A – Africa will also work directly with the Regional Alliance Team for Africa, under the leadership of Plan and indirectly with the Country Alliance Teams of Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Objective of the position

The goal of this position is to ensure timely and qualitative implementation of the GAA-programme of TdH in East Africa.

Specific objectives:

  1. Provide guidance (and where necessary support) to Terre des Hommes staff (mainly the CM) for the delivery of Terre des Hommes Lobby & Advocacy components under the GAA programme in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and the East African region.

  2. Build the lobby & advocacy capacity and where necessary other areas of expertise such as advocacy on gender issues and advocacy with the private sector of TdH programme staff and technical experts at the regional level, in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya for the timely and effective implementation of the GAA programme and other lobby & advocacy activities.

  3. Assist and liase with the PM-SP of the programme (based in the Netherlands) with the coordination and guidance of the four African alliance teams and the monitoring of the GAA programme in Africa.

  4. Manage the Regional Advocacy Programme of TdH, coordinate this with the other Alliance members and carry out Advocacy and Lobby activities in conjunction or coordination with the other alliance partners at regional level, when required. (Our preferred mode of operation is through our partners)

Responsibilities and Tasks:

re 1. Programme Support

  • On behalf of TdH, contribute to the development of the advocacy policy and advocacy messages of the Alliance in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and the East African region.

  • Advise/provide guidance (and if necessary assist) the TdH Country Managers of Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia regarding the implementation of the GAA-components in their countries (e.g. base-line survey, networking, selection of partners, capacity assessment of partners, monitoring and guidance of partners, etc..).

  • Manage the regional GAA programme; participate in the Alliance Team for this programme on behalf of TdH.

  • Ensure consistency and links between the GAA components of TdH programmes at international, Dutch, Africa regional and country-level.

  • Ensure consistency of TdH-programmes with other alliance members, where relevant.

re 2. Capacity Development

  • Build the capacity of TdH staff and partners on L&A in line with the GAA Capacity Development Strategy, when required.

  • Build the capacity of TdH staff and partners on economic empowerment strategies and working with the private sector, and provide advice regarding these issues, where necessary.

  • Advise Thematic PM’s at regional level to adequately integrate L&A in the thematic regional programmes, if needed.

  • Mainstream a gender-equality approach into all TdH-GAA L&A aspects in Africa (from design to evaluation);

  • Provide TdH with current information regarding latest policies and debates within gender equality and private sector engagement and assist in these engagements.

re. 3 Coordination and monitoring

  • Inform the GAA PM about TdH’s contribution to the GAA outcomes at the national and regional programme levels.

  • Review the quarterly monitoring reports of TdH in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

  • Provide input about the TdH regional programme to the lead of the Regional Alliance Team and participate in all relevant meetings of the Regional Alliance Team, under the leadership of Plan.

  • On behalf of the GAA PM coordinate the GAA alliance teams meetings in the African region, if requested.

  • Inform the GAA Programme Committee in The Netherlands about the progress, challenges and risks regarding the implementation of the programme in East Africa.

  • Link GAA with other relevant L&A initiatives.

re. 4 Implementation: Lobby & Advocacy

  • Representation of TdH NL in the EAC processes or AU, if needed.

  • Carry out Lobby and Advocacy activities on behalf of TdH at the East-African regional level, if needed.

Expected Key Results

  1. GAA programme of TdH in Eastern Africa is implemented as planned; planning is adjusted yearly to accommodate new insights.

  2. Programme and technical staff of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Eastern Africa has adequate Lobby & Advocacy capacity to implement the GAA-programme.

  3. Lobby & Advocacy interventions and a gender-equality approach are embedded in all thematic policies of TdH in Eastern Africa.

  4. TdH in Eastern Africa has gained relevant experience in working with the private sector to combat child exploitation.

  5. GAA-alliances teams in (East-)Africa work in a coordinated manner, in line with the guidance provided by the GAA Programme Team.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge about Child Rights/Human Rights Issues and Gender-Equality in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and/or the (East-)African regional level.

  • Good understanding of the UN Compact project and other ongoing CSO initiatives directed towards the private sector.

  • Preferably knowledge about Economic Empowerment strategies for girls and young women in Eastern-Africa.

  • Knowledge about Gender & Development approaches.

  • Knowledge about the AU and other Regional Economic Commissions and departments that are concerned with Child Rights.

  • Programme Management of NGOs.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, .i.e. structured thinking and presentation

  • Team-building, networking and alliance building skills

  • Excellent written and verbal command of English language

  • Analytical skills, preferably with focus on policy-analysis and stakeholder-analysis

  • Organizational, time-management, planning skills

Experience:

Considerable experience of at least three years in Lobby & Advocacy on Child Exploitation in one or more of the GAA African countries and/or at the (Eastern-)African regional level, preferably with as an (I)NGO;

  • Minimum of five years of programme management in an (I)NGO;

  • Networking with other Human Rights organisations, relevant government departments;

  • Experience in embedding a gender-equality approach;

  • Experience in working with the private sector.

Competences

  • Results-oriented

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Quality – oriented

  • Cooperation minded

  • Able to plan and organize

  • Independent worker

  • Initiative

Our offer

We offer a challenging and responsible position in a result driven, professional organisation staffed by individuals dedicated and determined to prevent and fight child exploitation. We offer a competitive salary in accordance with the labour market, together with a comprehensive package of secondary benefits, including pension scheme contribution, health insurance, child education allowance, travel allowance, etc.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to the Regional Finance and Admin Manager at: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Wednesday, 30th November 2016.

For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

Only Kenyan nationals or those with permanent residence and permit to work in Kenya should apply.

Note that due to the expected large response only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The selection procedure will also include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Supporter Enquiries Officer

Organization: Tearfund
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 28 Nov 2016

Tearfund is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about serving the poor by providing excellent customer service to our supporters.

They will work in the busy Enquiries Centre spending most of the day answering telephone calls from supporters, and also answering supporter queries by email, letter and on social media.

Candidates must be organised and quick to learn as they will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to serve our supporters with professional excellence in a busy environment. They will set themselves high standards working with speed and accuracy as they record information on our supporter database.

All applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs.

Please note: If your application is successfully shortlisted, the interview date will be Monday 5th December.

How to apply:

http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/supporter-enquiries-officer-1150/1176/description/

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Senegal: Head of Institutional Partnership Development (IPD) -Dakar based-

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 06 Dec 2016

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development organisation working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children having lost or at risk of losing parental care.
SOS Children’s Villages International works through member associations in over 133 countries worldwide.
The International Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCAF) directly supports Member Associations (MAs) in 18 of these countries and is currently seeking an

Head of Institutional Partnership Development (IPD) -Dakar based-

Mission of the position:

· Support the implementation and alignment of WCAF with the new global IPD Strategy and SOS International’s 2030 Strategy driving MA led applications as a priority

· Support IPD capacity building within WCAF and priority MAs in order to increase institutional funding and partnerships in the region.

· Represent IOR WCAF for IPD in Federation wide and External fora

· Contribute to Federation wide projects and pilots contributing with WCAF lessons learned

Main tasks/responsibilities:

· Manage a team of staff based in Dakar and in the region driving quality and winning proposals

· Identify funding opportunities within the region. Initiate and maintain a market monitoring mechanism aligned with and complementary to international processes.

· Work together with MA stakeholders in initiating contacts and forging partnerships with institutional donors, representing the organisation’s aims and objectives.

· Support MAs in preparing high level funding proposals that meet donor requirements

· Provide technical and coordination support to individual application/ funding processes according to needs.

· Monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting by MAs making sure that donor requirements are met also during the project implementation phase.

· Where appropriate and relevant develop and maintain good relationships with donors at regional level through ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.

· Contribute relevant information for the global IPD strategy and plans.

· Create synergies and ensure collaborative relationships with Emergencies, Programme and Management with regards to funding and partnership opportunities

· Develop the capacity of local staff with a view to understanding the development cooperation and humanitarian aid fields, including donor politics and policies as well as solid understanding of “international development” concepts;

· Train local staff in Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and other relevant tools of the Institutional Funding Practical Guide.

· Manage an IPD team and any other regionally based PSA funded Multi Country Project Coordinators

Experience, technical qualifications and personal skills:

· High exposure to public funding processes and institutional donors.

· At least 6 years’ experience of project management, planning and budgeting processes

· At least 5 years’ experience working in the West and Central Africa region

· Strong interest in international development agenda and issues associated with developing countries.

· Proven experience in Project Cycle Management and with the use of Logical Framework Approach (LFA)

· Proven experience in proposal writing for institutional funding, such as EU, USAID, BMZ, CIDA

· Experience working in a multi-cultural environment

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Good command of written and verbal English and French; Spanish/and or Portuguese desirable (to be mentioned in the application)

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (detailed CV, cover letter and three examples of grants which you have successfully secured (donor, amount, countries, application type) with the position title in the subject line, to the following email address:

jobs.iorwcaf@sos-kd.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Iraq: Head of delegation – Dohuk – IRAQI KURDISTAN – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 19 Dec 2016

Context of the position

The mission of the French Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate all human suffering, and contribute to all efforts related to protection, social welfare, prevention, education and health care.

The French Red Cross is operational in Northern Iraq since 2013, especially in Dohuk, Ninewah and Erbil governorates. FRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including WASH, Livelihoods, Shelter and Relief. The Iraq programme presently employs about 60 national staff and 6 international staff.

The French Red Cross works in partnership with the local branches of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

The position

Hierarchical link

  • The HoD works under the responsibility of the Desk officer for Middle-East based in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • The HoD is the line manager of 5 staff (logistics coordinator, finance coordinator, WASH Technical Advisor, Livelihoods Coordinator, Relief Delegate).

Functional links

Works externally with : Iraqi Red Crescent Society (HQ and branches), components of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement (IRCR / IFRC / Partner National Societies in the country), local authorities, others humanitarian actors in the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Middle-East regional representative (Desk) based in Lebanon, the head of delegation will be in charge of the FRC teams and actions, specifically:

A- Program coordination:

  • Lead the implementation of current projects
  • Oversee the follow-up on submitted proposals and liaise with donors
  • Identify the potential for new projects/ field of intervention
  • Ensure coordination with partners (UN, local authorities, other humanitarian partners on the ground).

B- Management of resources:

  • Supervise human resources, finance, budgetary and technical resources
  • Ensure smooth coordination between the operational and support teams

C- Communication management:

  • Represent FRC to Iraqi Red Crescent Society, other components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to local authorities (especially DMC) and other humanitarian actors in the field, to donors meetings
  • Responsible for donors’ reporting (monthly and annual reports)
  • Manage internal and external communication.

D- Security management:

  • Update security strategies and safety plans in coordination with relevant actors.
  • Ensure that all staff, are briefed on the security situation and instructions to follow.
  • Monitor the security situation, make decisions on security issues and ensure appropriate actions in link with the logistician and the headquarters in case of evacuation.

Profile of the candidate

PROFILE

Educational background and experiences:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in relevant field
  • Experience at a similar position for at least 2 years
  • Experience in NGO mandatory, preferably in emergency and post-emergency contexts
  • Experience in team management
  • Previous experience with RC & RC Movement is an asset.

Professional skills:

  • Strong communication, analysis and reporting skills
  • Management qualities
  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking leading to the development of action plans
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding, proposal and report writing
  • Ability of raising the profile of an organization, strategically networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, and using the media as appropriate
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organization skills
  • English mandatory (oral and written)
  • Arabic would be an asset.

Personal skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Flexible and proactive.
  • Good relationship, patience.
  • Autonomous and team-worker.

Resume

Pre-requisites

  • Passport valid for more than 6 months at the moment of departure
  • Up-to-date vaccination card / fitness for travel

To be better acquainted with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, we invite you to follow two training sessions online, free and accessible to all, that constitute a real advantage for your application:

WORC (The World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) is an e-learning course on the fundamental principles and operations of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Its 12 modules address subjects such as the origin and history of the Movement, its fundamental principles, its emblem, the International Federation, the ICRC and national societies. It is intended for all: volunteers, employees, members or people wishing to get more information on the biggest humanitarian movement in the world.

Stay Safe is intended for every staff in a position to carry out international missions on behalf of the Federation or a National Society of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The course aims at developing a common culture of security management within the Movement in order to enable a better understanding of the main threats and risks for humanitarian actors in the field, and offers solutions to restrain their impact.

You will find these lessons on the IFRC Learning Platform open to all by clicking on the following link: https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

Candidates interested should apply directly via FRC website:

http://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_croixrouge02.asp?newms=jj&id=71769&newlang=2

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Senior Philanthropy Officer, Midwest Region

Organization: MAP International
Closing date: 10 Dec 2016

Job Title: Senior Philanthropy Officer, Midwest Region

Department: Global Giving
Reports to: Manager, Philanthropy Group

Location: Midwest Region (ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MO, IA, MN, IL, WI, IN, OH, MI)
Travel: 30-40% of the time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Basic Functions:
The Senior Philanthropy Officer (SPO) is charged with identifying, cultivating and soliciting new and renewed levels of giving from individuals, corporations and foundations. This position will manage a portfolio of existing donors, proactively build a pipeline of prospective donors and research new funding opportunities in the Midwest Region. Annual goals to increase the number of overall donors; the number of gifts; and total gift revenue will be assigned. The Senior Philanthropy Officer position is responsible for reporting and communicating relevant information regarding donors to the Philanthropy Group Manager and other internal stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include:
• Creating and implementing a “moves management” major gift plan to ensure a strategic and integrated approach to securing new donations and ensuring existing donors are upgraded, where appropriate, to higher giving levels
• Preparing materials, reports and presentations to donors and internal stakeholders
• Being an active member of the Global Giving Team
• Effectively communicating via email, phone, in-person presentations to external and internal audiences
• Possessing excellent communication skills to communicate MAP’s global work to external audiences, ranging from short concise case-studies to in-depth descriptions of development projects, including complex financial data, written or presented verbally
• Providing timely and appropriate stewardship feedback to donors on projects they have funded
• Inviting donors to special events that the Senior Philanthropy Officer has organized
• Managing and maintaining a portfolio with accurate and up-to-date donor information
• Managing an annual budget that covers expenses and travel
• Being a motivated team player who is willing to challenge the organization with their innovation
• Coordinating detailed funding plans
• Being motivated to take on special projects when needed
• Being an excellent relationship builder and sustainer in order to thrive in MAP’s “relationship model” of development
• Being an independent worker who is able to multi-task and handle work related stress

Organizational Relationships:
Reports to the Philanthropy Group Manager. Member of the Global Giving team. The position interfaces with the following internal teams – Office of the President, Finance, International Offices, Global Medicines Program, IT and HR.

Responsibilities:
Portfolio Management (100% of Time)
• Manages a portfolio of multiple individuals, foundations and corporations
• Manages a personal portfolio of active and prospect donors in the Midwest region
• Identifies individuals, foundations and corporate donor prospects to increase revenue for the organization

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required and are not comprehensive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This position will be based in the Midwest and will work out of a home office. This is a work from home position so access to an appropriate home based work space is required.

Education and/or Experience:
• A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field conducive to having strong written and verbal communication skills, a knowledge of international relief and development work, health conditions overseas and/or nonprofit business skills
• A minimum of four – six years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in the international NGO and relief sector, or comparable demonstrated experience in corporate sales and business
• Experience in fundraising that has shown results and a proven track record of achieving and surpassing targets
• Experience raising six and seven figure gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
• Marketing and social media knowledge and/or experience
Other required skills and abilities:
• Excellent computer skills required with proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs – Excel, Office, Outlook, Word, Power Point- along with database management and general computer skills
• Budgeting, expense reporting and financial management skills
• Commitment to the mission of MAP International
• Strong interpersonal communication skills, good listening skills, self-motivation, self-accountability, team player, problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and remotely
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast pace environment
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
• Confident, self-starter and able to work independently
• Ability to work well in a team
• Ability to excite and motivate colleagues, donors and volunteers
• Proactive and flexible approach with a positive professional attitude
• Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel frequently

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus during significant computer related work.

How to apply:

Please apply on our website.
http://www.map.org/careers-join-our-team

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Chad: Chef de projet santé nutrition – Ati (Batha) – TCHAD – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Chad
Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

Contexte du poste

La Croix-Rouge du Tchad (CRT) et la Croix-Rouge française (CRF) sont en relation depuis les années 70 et travaillent en partenariat au Tchad de manière permanente depuis 1998. La CRF s’est impliquée à travers ce partenariat sur la ville de Moundou (sud du pays) depuis novembre 2004 dans le domaine de l’eau, de l’assainissement, de l’hygiène, et depuis 2010 dans le Sahel (région du Batha) afin de répondre à la crise nutritionnelle en premier lieu. En 2016, la CRF mène en partenariat étroit avec la CRT :

  • Un projet intitulé ” Prise en charge de la malnutrition aiguë globale et renforcement des structures de santé dans la région du Batha », financé par l’Union européenne (DG ECHO)
  • Un projet intitulé ” Structuration de services socio-économiques et de renforcement de la résilience des populations rurales du Batha Est et Ouest », financé par la Croix-Rouge Britannique
  • Deux projets intitulés “Renforcement des capacités et promotion du rôle de la femme via l’approche ” Clubs des Mères » dans les quartiers périphériques de la ville de N’Djamena » et ” Renforcement des capacités de la Croix-Rouge Jeunesse pour une intégration socio-économique des jeunes à N’Djamena » financés par la Croix-Rouge Britannique

Programme de prise en charge de la malnutrition aiguë dans le Batha

A la suite de la crise nutritionnelle au Sahel, des moyens ont été mobilisés afin de combattre la malnutrition aigüe des enfants de moins de 5 ans mais aussi d’inciter à une réflexion plus large sur la situation humanitaire au Sahel. L’enquête SMART réalisée par l’UNICEF dans le Batha en 2010 a révélé un taux de malnutrition globale de 21 % dans le Batha entrainant en conséquence un taux excessif de mortalité infantile.

Afin de répondre à cette situation de crise, la CRF a développé en 2010 un programme de prise en charge de la malnutrition aiguë intégré au sein des structures sanitaires des districts d’Ati et Oum Hadjer. Cette intervention a pour objectif de prendre en charge les cas de malnutrition aiguë modéré/sévère et leurs pathologies associées. La CRF apporte son assistance technique à la Croix-Rouge du Tchad et à la délégation sanitaire régionale du Batha.

En 2016, l’appui a été étendu au département du Fitri, et couvre ainsi désormais les 3 districts sanitaires de la région du Batha, soit 3 hôpitaux et 44 centres de santé. Un plan de retrait avec une transition de 12 mois amène la CRF a un nouveau mode d’intervention à partir du 1er Janvier 2017 avec la réduction. Ce mode d’intervention est essentiellement basé sur une autonomisation progressive des autorités sanitaire et une approche communautaire.

Le Poste

Fonction

Sous la responsabilité du chef de sous-délégation, le chef de projet santé nutrition est basé à Ati (district sanitaire de Ati, département du Batha Ouest) en charge de la malnutrition aiguë globale au Tchad.

Lien hiérarchique

Le chef de projet santé nutrition travaille sous la responsabilité directe du chef de sous-délégation basé à Ati. Il/elle a la responsabilité de l’adjoint nutrition du programme (DMI) des assistants médico-nutritionnels (personnel national) et les mobilisateurs communautaires.

Liens fonctionnels
Le chef de projet collabore étroitement avec :

  • Le personnel mis à disposition de la DSRB
  • L’adjoint nutrition du programme
  • Les coordinateurs : logistique et administration
  • L’homologue régional et référent technique national de la CRT
  • Les équipes cadres de la délégation et des districts sanitaires

Responsabilités

  • Coordination du programme santé nutrition
  • Fonctions support en lien avec le programme santé nutrition
  • Appui à la délégation sanitaire régionale pour la prise en charge de la malnutrition
  • Appui la délégation à la formation du personnel de santé et des volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Tchad (VCRT)
  • Supervision du dépistage de la malnutrition et de la sensibilisation des patients / communautés
  • Animation de l’équipe médico-nutritionnelle sous sa responsabilité
  • Supervision du Centre Nutritionnel Thérapeutique de son district

Le profil du candidat

Formation : Médecin ou infirmier avec une formation en nutrition

Connaissances spécifiques : Mouvement Croix-Rouge / Inter-culturalité

Compétences et expériences indispensables :

  • Expérience en programmes santé nutrition dans les pays en voie de développement
  • Bonne connaissance de la malnutrition et des maladies courantes de l’enfant en milieu tropical
  • Expérience dans la rédaction de rapports avec les bailleurs
  • Capacité d’analyse et de synthèse
  • Expérience dans la formation pour adultes
  • Management de ressources humaines
  • Maîtrise des outils statistiques de collecte de données nutritionnelles
  • Maîtrise de Word, Excel, Internet

Exigences du poste

  • Une bonne résistance physique est nécessaire car les distances sont grandes et les conditions sont difficiles
  • Forte capacité de négociation et de diplomatie ; contrôle de soi et excellente capacité organisationnelle
  • Patience, pédagogie et capacités d’adaptation
  • Capacité à travailler en équipe, avec des personnes issues d’un environnement multiculturel
  • Capacité à travailler avec des populations non instruites
  • Capacité à gérer son stress

Résumé

  • Lieu de la mission: Ati (Batha)
  • Durée de la mission: 06 mois renouvelables
  • A pourvoir: décembre 2016
  • Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : le 25/11/2016
  • Statut : expatrié

La Croix-Rouge française se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce et de dépôt des candidatures. Merci de votre compréhension.

Pré-requis :

  • Passeport d’une validité supérieure à 6 mois au moment du départ prévu ;
  • Carnet de vaccinations à jour / aptitude à voyager.

Pour mieux connaitre le mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, nous vous invitons à suivre deux formations en ligne, gratuites et accessibles à tous.

La réalisation de ces formations constitue un plus dans votre candidature :

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) : cette formation en ligne est consacrée aux principes fondamentaux et au fonctionnement du Mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge. A travers 12 modules elle aborde des sujets tels que l’origine et l’histoire du mouvement, ses principes fondamentaux, l’emblème, la Fédération internationale, le CICR et les sociétés nationales. Elle est destinée à tous : volontaires, salariés, adhérents ou aux personnes désirant en savoir plus sur le plus grand mouvement humanitaire au monde.

Stay Safe, quant à elle, est destinée à tous les personnels amenés à effectuer des missions internationales au nom de la Fédération ou d’une société nationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le cours a pour objectif de développer une culture commune de la gestion de la sécurité au sein du Mouvement. Elle permet ainsi une meilleure compréhension des principales menaces et risques que courent les acteurs humanitaires sur le terrain et propose des solutions pour en limiter l’impact.

Vous trouverez ces cours sur la Plate-forme d’apprentissage e-learning ouverte à tous de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

Postuler sur le site de la CRF:

http://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_croixrouge02.asp?newms=jj&id=72040&newlang=2

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Kenya: GRANTS & GENDER SPECIALIST

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

BACKGROUND:

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.

PURPOSE:

The Grants & Gender Specialist (GGS) will work with the Senior Technical Advisor, Partnership Fund Director, Component Advisors (CA) and Procurement/Logistics Officers during the development of grants, providing information on the feasibility of practical aspects of implementation. Under the gender work he GGS will ensure that gender considerations are integrated into the Hub’s activities by addressing gender inequality issues in formal and informal cross-border trade.

TASKS:

Gender Related Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of the Hub’s gender strategy, and ensure gender issues are fully integrated into the Hub work plan, Performance Management Plan (PMP), and component activities
  • Identify and work with Hub components and partnership fund team to mainstream gender equity into trade policy, trade facilitation, entrepreneurship, and other activities
  • Conduct outreach to identify new partnerships and opportunities for gender-inclusive programming
  • Work proactively with the Senior Technical Advisor, Partnership Fund team, Communications team and Component teams to catalyze efforts to increase women’s participation in Hub activities
  • Work with team to develop systems to measure success of gender inclusion in Hub activities
  • Monitor and report on results related to gender strategies

Grant Management Responsibilities

Concept Paper and Proposal Stage:

  • Guide grant applicants and project staff in formulating concept papers and proposals according to the EATIH guidelines
  • Responsible for all aspects of proposal documentation and applicant vetting per DAI’s and USAID’s regulations
  • Support the process of verifying grantee management capability
  • Review and propose grant implementation strategies and milestones
  • Analyze draft budgets submitted by grantees and propose changes, if needed

Implementation of Grants:

  • Track and ensure the implementation of the grant including logistics, procurement and payments
  • Ensure that TAMIS is updated regularly, documenting status, financial performance, indicators, and correspondence
  • Manage expenditures within the limitation of approved budgets and that the grantee submits timely financial reports including cost share
  • Monitor cash flow requirements on a weekly basis, providing estimates for disbursements sufficiently in advance
  • Work closely with finance and procurement and keep records of purchases and deliveries and inventory for grantees
  • Submit all necessary requisitions in a timely manner, ensuring completeness and clarity; participate in bid analysis and selection process as necessary
  • Assist with delivery of, and payment for services, supplies, or equipment to grantee recipients
  • Monitor grantee performance and ensure the grant is compliant with USAID regulations and deliverables/milestones are being met by the grantee
  • Negotiate and implement modifications and addenda to grant agreements as required and authorized by Chief of Party
  • Maintain all soft and hard copies of grant files (excluding finance documentation), including: MOUS; grants; Notes to File; official approvals, extensions, and other correspondence; milestones/deliverables and final reports
  • Ensure coordination on each grant with the relevant teams as necessary
  • Support the drafting of grant-related correspondence (letters of receipt, issue letters, rejection letters, close-out letters etc.)
  • Write grant profiles and success stories for internal and external reports.

Closeout of Grants:

  • Ensure all files are in order and grant file checklist is completed satisfactorily before submission to other functional Managers for final approval to close out
  • Ensure TAMIS and all electronic files required by USAID have been uploaded to the appropriate portal for viewing
  • Document lessons learned to be shared with the rest of the project

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • University degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Project Management or appropriate field

Work Experience:

  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible professional experience are required
  • Three to five years of experience working on grants and sub contracts management with USAID is mandatory.
  • Experience in program development, reporting; budgeting; networking highly sought
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in gender work
  • Ability to travel within East Africa region and internationally as may be required. Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Knowledge of French or other languages, preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None. There is significant communications and interaction with partners and field-based teams.

BASE OF OPERATIONS:

  • Nairobi, Kenya with some travel to Eastern African Countries.

REPORTING:

  • Reports directly to the Partnership Fund Director.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/grants_gender_specialist by November 21, 2016, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.

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Chad: UN DIRECTEUR PAYS (H/F) – Tchad

Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Country: Chad
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Contexte : Au Tchad, basé à Ndjamena

Durée du contrat : 12 mois à compter du 12 décembre 2016

Le rôle :

Finalité du poste :

Vous serez en charge de de superviser le développement, le financement et la mise en œuvre de la stratégie pays, et la croissance d’un portefeuille de programme s’attaquant efficacement aux causes sous-jacentes et aux effets de la malnutrition, dans le respect des valeurs d’ACF (Charte), de ses principes de programmation et de sa stratégie.

Vous devrez vous assurer que les systèmes/procédures sont en place et correctement appliqués, afin de garantir le management efficace du personnel d’ACF, son bien-être et sa sécurité, et de veiller à une utilisation adéquate des ressources d’ACF.

Vous vous appuierez sur les bonnes pratiques développées précédemment sur la mission.

Vous serez en charge de créer une vision partagée par tout le personnel, de contribuer à promouvoir la Charte d’ACF, et de garantir que la culture de l’organisation est basée sur les valeurs intrinsèques d’ACF, que le travail en équipe est encouragé et que chaque employé se sente valorisé.

Vous serez également responsable d’établir et de maintenir de bonnes relations de travail avec les représentants du gouvernement du pays hôte, les bailleurs de fond et les autres partenaires.

Plus précisément :

Le Directeur Pays est managé par le responsable géographique et, en accord avec les standards d’ACF, le DP est le décisionnaire sur les questions-clé suivantes :

1) Mise en place d’une stratégie de pays

2) Définition de l’organigramme de la mission

3) Recrutement des expatriés

4) Propositions d’intervention et rapports bailleurs

5) Gestion du budget structure sur le terrain

6) Sécurité

7) Respect de la Charte d’ACF

8) Lutte contre les fraudes et les abus de pouvoir

La stratégie pays préparée par le Directeur Pays est validée au niveau du siège.

Les dispositifs d’évaluation et d’audit sont menés par le siège d’ACF dans le but d’assurer la conformité des activités de la mission dans le pays avec les standards d’ACF.

Le DP est responsable de la mise en place d’un système de délégation fiable et pertinent (avec des mécanismes de contrôle appropriés), lui permettant d’être responsable des éléments suivants :

PLANIFICATION STRATÉGIQUE ET OPÉRATIONNELLE, PERFORMANCES ORGANISATIONNELLES :

Rôle-clé : gérer la préparation, la mise à jour et la mise en œuvre d’une stratégie pays, adaptée au pays, et au contexte régional, et respectueuse de la vision et de la mission d’ACF.

PROGRAMMATION :

Rôle-clé : superviser la définition des programmes et projets d’ACF sur la mission dans le but d’en assurer de façon effective et efficiente la conception, la mise en œuvre, et l’évaluation.

RELATIONS EXTERNES ET PARTENARIATS:

Rôle-clé : développer et améliorer les relations entre la mission et les représentants des bailleurs de fonds, la société civile, le secteur privé, les agences du gouvernement et autres organisations, en reconnaissant la diversité en tant qu’atout de la communauté humanitaire, afin qu’ACF puisse maximiser son impact sur la malnutrition et sa prévention.

SÉCURITÉ :

Rôle-clé : piloter la préparation, la mise à jour régulière et la mise en place du plan de sécurité en accord avec les standards et procédures d’ACF

MANAGEMENT ET RESSOURCES HUMAINES

Rôle-clé : superviser le management et le développement des ressources humaines de la mission et créer une vision partagée, par tout le personnel, des valeurs d’ACF et des objectifs des programmes, ainsi que du rôle de chacun pour les atteindre.

FINANCE ET LOGISTIQUE :

Rôle-clé : superviser et diriger la mobilisation appropriée, l’utilisation et la gestion des ressources financières et logistiques de la mission, en accord avec les politiques d’ACF et les exigences des bailleurs de fonds.

RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL AVEC LE SIÈGE

Rôle-clé : acteur principal de la relation entre le terrain et le siège, le Directeur Pays contribue à maintenir de bonnes relations de travail avec le siège en répondant aux demandes d’information, et en sollicitant l’expertise du siège pour optimiser la mise en place de la stratégie pays.

Contexte de travail : Les activités programmatique d’ACF mission Tchad s’etalent sur 2 zones d’intervention : la région du lac et grand Kanem. Nous avons 3 bases operationelles ( Mao, Moussoro, et Bagasola) et la coordination basée à Ndjamena. La mission est constituée de 350 collaborateurs (25 à 30 expatriés et 325 nationaux).

Le candidat :

Niveau Master, compétences en représentation externe à haut niveau (interaction avec ministères au niveau cabinet; bailleurs), maîtrise des bailleurs de l’aide au développement et de l’urgence. Au moins une expérience de niveau Directeur Pays dans un contexte similaire et au moins 4 ans d’expérience dans le secteur de l’aide.

Conditions :

Salarié – Rémunération de 2 280 € à 2 905 € bruts mensuels

Prise en charge du transport, des frais de bouche et d’hygiène, hébergement collectif, mutuelle

5 semaines de congés payés et 20 JRTT par an

How to apply:

Pour postuler, cliquez ici : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2280/Un-Directeur-Pays-HF/

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Kenya: Finance & Grants Officer

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Finance
LOCATION: Nairobi
INTITIAL DURATION: 15 Months (with a possibility of extension)
POST TYPE: National

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Finance and Grants Officer (FGO) will participate in proposal development, donor and other financial reporting, financial grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts. The FGO will also support to ensuring information shared is compliant with donors and internal grants rules and regulations.
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SCOPE OF ROLE:**

Reports to: Project Director, with a technical reporting line to the Regional Finance Manager.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None

DIMENSIONS:

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Kenya, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in livelihoods, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reporting and Compliance

  • Post SESEA partner reports into the system
  • Prepare grant financial reports, ensuring that they are submitted on time, are accurate and consistent with the narrative report.
  • Reconciliation of sub-grantees and AKF expenses in the reports to ledgers and accounting records
  • Maintain a record of and follow up donor reporting and audit deadlines and requirements
  • In drafting of financial grant reports ensure integration of information and recommendations from minutes of donor meetings, evaluation reports, audits
  • Play a supporting role in Grant Launch and Close-Out meetings, as well as in general grant management meetings
  • Periodically monitor grants budget absorption to ensure accurate tracking of implementation, progress and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.
  • Ensure that all the supporting documentation required is in order before the consolidated reports are sent out.
  • Ensure compliance with to the donor contractual requirements
  • Act as a liaison with the various implementing partners

Costed Workplan Development

  • Support in the development and review of quality annual workplan. Lead on the coordination of inputs from the team and compile proposals into donor formats, including follow up on implementation of working tools.
  • Liaise with thematic leads and finance department to ensure annual workplans meet internal standards and are donor compliant.
  • Ensure that all costs in the workplan have been costed and included in the annual budget
  • In development workplan, ensure integration of information and recommendations delivered by the previous programs including from minutes of donor meetings, evaluation reports, audits

Audits and Reviews

  • Visit implementing units/ partners for internal reviews/checks.
  • Coordinate all internal/external grant review/audit processes

Information Management

  • Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use (both hard and soft copies)
  • Tracking of the funding disbursements from donors and to projects
  • Capacity Building (Training and Support) & Liaison
  • Conduct mentoring and coaching and offer support to finance staff in the various agencies/ partner organisations and within AKF(EA)
  • The Finance & Grants Officer will be the liaison person with AKFC finance team regarding the SESEA finance issues.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification of CPA part 2
  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with NGOs and donor-funded projects
  • Experience in working with computerised financial management system
  • Experience in working in a consortium and with implementing partners
  • Proven ability to gather, analyse and translate data, compile information, and meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Demonstrates a strong drive and commitment to achieve agreed objectives
  • Good communication, excellent interpersonal & coordination skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold integrity.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 18th November, 2016 via e-mail to. recruitment@akfea.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).

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Guatemala: Director of Development

Organization: WINGS
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Scope of Position: The Development Director leads the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all development initiatives, including institutional fundraising and individual donors, being responsible for the adequate documentation of program activities and results in order to support reporting to donors and Board of Directors, as well as for fundraising, advocacy, internal and external communications, and for the generation of knowledge and lessons learned. Travel up to 25% within Guatemala required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate all aspects of development strategy, including individual donor cultivation, annual revenue targets, and communications strategies.
  • Promote marketing strategies that communicate in a creative and effective way the causes and work WINGS does.
  • Manage the Development Department staff, providing effective leadership and support to the Development Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and/or any volunteers.
  • Manage all institutional fundraising efforts, including by developing and submitting proposals, reports, and other necessary information to institutional funders.
  • Ensure proper management of donor database.
  • Monitor and report activities and results of fundraising to Executive Director and Board.
  • Stay up-to-date with trends and good practice in fundraising.
  • Support creation of income generating activities.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy that includes the website, social networks, blog, documentary, e-blasts, newsletters, printed materials, annual reports, and other communications materials such as presentations and program summaries.
  • Together with Executive Director and Program Director, lead the search for new funding opportunities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, International Development or related field.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required (spoken and written).
  • At least 5 years of experience managing a development department in a leadership role at a non-profit.
  • At least 3 years of experience in grant writing.
  • Good presentation and writing skills, including experience with proposal and program/technical writing.
  • At least 2 years of fundraising experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, partnering, and networking skills; able to manage conflict in a constructive manner.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time in rural and remote areas of Guatemala.
  • Minimum 2 year commitment.
  • Personal values that align with WINGS mission, vision and values.

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Negotiable – depending on experience

Benefits: Life insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 10 personal days, up to $1,300 allowance for visa/residency purposes (paid directly to the lawyer of our choosing).

How to apply:

Email cover letter, two relevant writing samples, and your resume in one PDF to development@wingsguate.org. Please include “Development Director – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

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Haiti: Coordinateur programme choléra – Port-au-Prince – HAITI – H/F

Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 14 Nov 2016

Contexte du poste

La Croix-Rouge française (CRF) est présente en Haïti aux côté de la Croix-Rouge haïtienne (CRh) depuis 1994. L’action et le partenariat de long terme entre la CRF et la CRh ont été fortement marqués par le séisme catastrophique du 12 janvier 2010 et l’épidémie de choléra apparue la même année. A l’image de l’ensemble du Mouvement CRCR, la CRF a dû adapter sa réponse et ses moyens qui ont fortement augmentés et se sont massivement orientés vers les populations victimes, tout en assurant la continuité de l’action engagée depuis 1994, notamment dans le département de l’Artibonite.

Quatre ans après le séisme, la CRF s’est donné plusieurs objectifs. Elle souhaite assurer une transition progressive entre les projets de relève post urgence et les projets orientés vers le développement et la prise en charge des populations en situation de vulnérabilité chronique en Haïti. La CRF souhaite également intensifier ses efforts de renforcement des capacités de la CRh. Elle participe enfin à la stratégie nationale de lutte contre le choléra visant l’éradication de la maladie à moyen terme.

C’est dans ce cadre que la CRF a défini sa programmation opérationnelle 2013-2016 dans 2 régions d’intervention : la zone métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince (département de l’Ouest), et le département de l’Artibonite. Enfin, le 4 octobre, l’ouragan Matthew, l’un des plus puissants ouragans de ces dix dernières années, a frappé la pointe sud d’Haïti. La CRF dans un premier temps, procède à des évaluations et actions d’urgence.

Principaux programmes en cours:

Zone métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince (département de l’Ouest) :

  • La réponse aux populations affectées par le séisme (2013-16)
  • La réponse à l’épidémie de choléra (2014-16)
  • Le soutien au Système National de Gestion des Risques des Désastres (SNGRD) (2014-16)

La réponse aux populations affectées par l’ouragan Matthew: la CRF procède à des évaluations et à la chloration des points d’eau des secteurs où elle intervient habituellement, afin de prévenir les nouvelles flambées de choléra que les inondations risquent d’amplifier. Des opérations de distributions de NFI sont également envisagées. Les principaux partenaires pour l’année en cours sont le PNUD, l’UNICEF, et la Croix-Rouge Canadienne.

Le Poste

Fonction

Le coordinateur programme choléra est chargé d’assurer la coordination de la mise en oeuvre des projets de
lutte contre le choléra menés par la Croix-Rouge française en Haïti. Les activités sont actuellement menées sur les départements de l’Ouest, incluant l’île de la Gonâve, et du Bas-Artibonite, au travers de 2 projets en
partenariat avec l’UNICEF, SANOFI et la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise. Par ailleurs, le coordinateur programme choléra aura pour fonction de :

  • Assurer la coordination avec les acteurs du Mouvement Croix-Rouge, les agences humanitaires, institutionnelles et autorités locales
  • Développe la stratégie programmatique de lutte contre le choléra pour 2016/2017
  • Participer à l’organisation de la réponse de la Croix-Rouge haïtienne en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge française en cas d’urgence concernant les besoins liés à la lutte contre le choléra et la santé en général
  • Travailler en coordination avec les autres secteurs d’activités de la Croix-Rouge française
  • Participer activement aux espaces de coordination opérationnelle de la délégation de la Croix-Rouge française

Lien hiérarchique

Sous la responsabilité directe du chef de délégation, le coordinateur programme choléra sera directement responsable :

  • d’un chef de projet de lutte contre le choléra
  • du logisticien programme
  • du responsable du suivi épidémiologique

Liens fonctionnels

Le coordinateur programme choléra entretiendra un lien de management fonctionnel avec les référents techniques du pôle d’expertise technique de la Croix-Rouge française. Pour mener à bien sa mission, le DMI

devra collaborer avec :

En interne

  • Les chefs de projet et coordinateurs de projet à Port-au-Prince (PaP)
  • le département logistique de la délégation
  • le département administratif de la délégation

En externe

  • Les membres du comité régional de l’Ouest métropolitain, du bas Artibonite et de l’Ile de la Gônave de la CRh
  • Le coordinateur choléra de la CRh
  • Le coordinateur choléra de la FICR
  • Les SNP impliquées dans la réponse choléra sur le département de l’Ouest et au niveau central de la CRh CR américaine, CR allemande, CR espagnole, CR suisse)
  • les autorités nationales et institutions étatiques compétentes en matière de surveillance/réponse choléra (MSPP, DELR, DDS, UAS) et en matière d’eau et assainissement avec la DINEPA (et ses directions/unités URD, DRU)
  • les ONG (dont les MSF, les MdM, GHESKIO, GOAL, Solidarités International, les OXFAM, Zami Lasanté, UOPS, ACF) et les agences des Nations Unies (OCHA, UNICEF, OPS/PAHO/OMS, UNOPS, OIM…) impliqués dans les activités de lutte contre le choléra sur la zone d’intervention

Responsabilités

  • Assurer la supervision opérationnelle des projets de lutte contre le choléra mis en place par la CRF
  • Gérer la coordination administrative, RH, financière et logistique des projets de lutte contre le choléra mis en place par la CRF
  • En charge de la coordination externe liée au projet auprès des bailleurs de fonds, du Mouvement CR/CR, des partenaires
  • Assurer la gestion de l’information et des activités de reporting
  • En charge du suivi et de l’évaluation des projets de lutte contre le choléra mis en place par la CRF
  • Assurer l’élaboration, la planification et le développement de la stratégie de lutte contre le choléra de la CRF
  • Contribuer à l’élaboration et assurer l’harmonisation des outils et méthodologies développées dans le cadre de la programmation choléra de la CRF en lien avec les partenaires du projet et le mouvement CR/CR

Le profil du candidat

Formation

  • Diplôme supérieur en Santé Publique
  • Formation dans les domaines de l’eau et de l’assainissement et/ou de la santé

Connaissances spécifiques :

  • Connaissance du contexte haïtien
  • Maîtrise du pack office
  • Connaissance des logiciels de système d’information géographique (importation données GPS)
  • Connaissance des logiciels de statistique (SPSS, STATA, ou EpiInfo)
  • Excellente maitrise du reporting bailleur et des outils de suivi monitoring de projet

Compétences et expériences indispensables

  • Expériences préalables en mission humanitaire (3 ans)
  • Expériences en coordination de programmes (2 ans)
  • Expérience en gestion de personnel (expatrié et national)
  • Expérience dans la gestion de partenariat
  • Expérience en coordination avec des autorités nationales
  • Excellentes aptitudes rédactionnelles et d’analyse (reporting interne/externe, protocoles, accord, méthodologies)
  • Expérience significative en élaboration/gestion d’outils liés au monitoring et à l’évaluation de projet
  • Maîtrise de l’informatique (pack office, SIG…)
  • Compétences en management (aptitude au travail d’équipe et à l’écoute, grande aptitude à déléguer, à l’aise et souple dans les relations humaines, diplomate)
  • Excellente coordination et gestion de l’information
  • Patience et bonne autonomie et capacité de travailler sous pression
  • Flexibilité, créativité, esprit d’initiative

Compétences et expériences souhaitées

  • Expérience préalable au sein d’une entité du Mouvement Croix-Rouge
  • Expérience en gestion de projet dans le domaine du Choléra et/ou de la santé publique
  • Expérience dans des contextes ruraux
  • Maitrise de logiciels de cartographie

Langues

Français et anglais courants indispensables (à l’écrit et à l’oral), créole haïtien est un plus

Résumé :

  • Lieu de la mission: Port-au-Prince
  • Durée de la mission: 04 mois
  • A pourvoir: novembre 2016
  • Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : le 14/11/2016
  • Statut : expatrié

La Croix-Rouge française se réserve la possibilité de clore un recrutement avant la date d’échéance de l’annonce et de dépôt des candidatures. Merci de votre compréhension.

Pré-requis :

  • Passeport d’une validité supérieure à 6 mois au moment du départ prévu
  • Carnet de vaccinations à jour / aptitude à voyager.

Pour mieux connaitre le mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, nous vous invitons à suivre deux formations en ligne, gratuites et accessibles à tous.

La réalisation de ces formations constitue un plus dans votre candidature :

W.O.R.C. (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) : cette formation en ligne est consacrée aux principes fondamentaux et au fonctionnement du Mouvement Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge. A travers 12 modules elle aborde des sujets tels que l’origine et l’histoire du mouvement, ses principes fondamentaux, l’emblème, la Fédération internationale, le CICR et les sociétés nationales. Elle est destinée à tous : volontaires, salariés, adhérents ou aux personnes désirant en savoir plus sur le plus grand mouvement humanitaire au monde.

Stay Safe, quant à elle, est destinée à tous les personnels amenés à effectuer des missions internationales au nom de la Fédération ou d’une société nationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le cours a pour objectif de développer une culture commune de la gestion de la sécurité au sein du Mouvement. Elle permet ainsi une meilleure compréhension des principales menaces et risques que courent les acteurs humanitaires sur le terrain et propose des solutions pour en limiter l’impact.

Vous trouverez ces cours sur la Plate-forme d’apprentissage e-learning ouverte à tous de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://ifrc.csod.com/client/ifrc/default.aspx

How to apply:

Postuler directement sur le site de la CRF:

http://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_croixrouge02.asp?newms=jj&id=71949&newlang=2

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Turkey: Grants Officer

Organization: Balad
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

Who we are?

Balad is a non-profitable, non-governmental, and non-political Syrian civil society organization, works to serve the Syrian people on Syria’s land and beyond, in the economic, relief, and social sectors.

Introduction:

Grants and corporate official in general is one of those responsible for marketing the organization itself to present it to other properly, marketing programs and projects of the organization and its campaigns, initiatives and secure the necessary financing, in addition to marketing the organization products which are produced within the organization administration and its economic projects.

Main responsibilities

  1. Determine the needs of Balad organization of the grants required and needs reinter for programs and projects studied.

  2. Determined the general strategic goals with regard to marketing the programs and projects of the organization, its campaign and its initiatives, and then put a strategic marketing plan of the organization based on setting goals adopted.

  3. Put the annual and special marketing plans of the organization for each project with contributing to the preparation of paragraphs on marketing in the enterprise surveys.

  4. Marketing the organization projects with potential donors and open channels of communication with them.

  5. Provide extra income from the sources of funding of foreign, Arab and local organization, and open channels of communication with them on the different kinds.

  6. Create detailed data base for donors from the organization, individuals, association and international or Syrian governments, particular those interested in Syrian affaires and labor on it ,this data includes general information about this entities and sector that are active and the precedent their own business within the territory of the Syrian base, in addition to updating it continuously to collect and analyze data on customers and make sure that the clients goals had been applied and achieved.

  7. Open channels of communication with new donors and maintain the communication and serious relations with donor partners.

  8. Management the agreement oversees the hiring and memoranda of understanding between the organization and supporting actors.

  9. Follow up the relationship between the donor and the organization and save all the necessary documents.

  10. Working with the directorate of operation for the perception and views considered by donors to ensure the achievement of the organization and donor wish.

  11. Communication with financial management to follow the interim procedures for projects.

  12. Participation in the formulation of the organization’s plans in all kinds.

  13. Drawing grants plan potential funding opportunities to the donor and international organization and submit periodic reports to the administration.

Secondary responsibilities(complementary to the main tasks)

  1. Preparation of periodic reports according to the executive management view and submission deadlines as well as to attend the regular meeting to the executive management and prepared the operational budget required for Directorate of Marketing and budgets of marketing for each project, in addition to do all the tasks assigned by this administration and within the duties and powers.

  2. Coordinate with the mangers in the organization to ensure the work within strategic insights or unified stage.

  3. Maintain on general harmony between members of the organization to ensure the absolute cooperation as real work team.

  4. Direct action and coordination with studies teams in the organization to do professional studies for the projects and implementation team to ensure the smooth implementation of product marketing plans.

Limits of the powers

  1. It has the powers of the contract negotiations.

  2. Commissioner adoption the vacations workers in the department grant.

Periodic tasks

  1. Weekly action plan.

  2. Weekly work report.

  3. Monthly donor agenda.

  4. Monthly work report.

  5. Priorities monthly project report.

Working conditions

  1. Ability to travel.

  2. Achieved former refers to the ability of marketing in the same jurisdiction.

  3. Pervious success stories refer to the ability to challenge and creativity.

Qualifications and skills required

  1. University degree economics, management or equivalent to it.

  2. Proficiency in the English language.

  3. Experience of the work of the marketing and promotion of not less than five years.

  4. Experience in marketing projects with civil society organization not less than two years.

  5. High skills in communication and negotiation.

  6. Highly skilled in the use of the Microsoft word and excel.

  7. Highly skilled in the use of the internet.

Accredited to work references

  1. Programs and projects policy.

  2. Job description required for the job.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please submit a CV and covering letter describing your relevant experience in relation to the requirements for this post to the Human Resource Manager at: career@baladsyria.org

Please write job code BLD-JTR/152-001/ in the email subject.

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Central African Republic: Humanitarian advisor

Organization: DanChurchAid
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an experienced Humanitarian Advisor with Livelihoods and Protection experience and excellent fundraising skills to develop and implement DCA’s humanitarian response activities in Central African Republic. Humanitarian response projects form an integrated part of a larger DCA intervention, which also includes several DCA Safer Communities Approach activities, namely Risk Education (SALW/Hazardous Explosives), Community safety Planning, Non-technical Survey and Community Liaison activities. Humanitarian response projects will be designed, funds secured and projects implemented by the Humanitarian Advisor under the direction of DCA CAR Senior management and in close cooperation with DCA HQ. Protection, Cash and Livelihoods are potential programmatic areas of interest to be further assessed and developed by the humanitarian advisor.

Under the direction and supervision of the Programme manager, the Humanitarian Advisor will be responsible for: conducting relevant field assessments; monitoring and reporting on current and future projects; providing technical support and capacity building to partners and/ or DCA national staff; and coordinating with the relevant groups and fora (cluster meetings, working groups, etc.). The Humanitarian Advisor will provide relevant input to the CAR Safer Communities strategy and involvement in the overall grant management cycle will be an integral part of this position.

Your tasks:

  • Conduct in-depth field needs assessments including in the field of livelihoods and protection.
  • Participate to consolidating DCA’s presence in CAR and advise on partnership and programmatic opportunities.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of all DCA humanitarian response activities in CAR. Provide or secure technical support to partners where necessary. Ensure project compliance to DCA and donor requirements, and reporting.
  • Coordinate as requested by the Programme Manager with relevant humanitarian fora, national civil society organisations, ACT member agencies, international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, national and local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Develop concept notes and project proposals and participate in fundraising. This includes project design and leading the development of project proposals, together with other members of the DCA team in CAR and DCA HQ.
  • Provide capacity building and technical assistance to the implementing partners and / or DCA national staff with focus on accountability policy and practice, cash transfer programming, market assessment and other areas, as needed.
  • Provide inputs to DCA country strategy as relevant.

We are looking for:

  • University degree in relevant field, post graduate qualifications preferred.
  • Excellent spoken and written French and English is a must.
  • At least 5 years’ working experience in humanitarian project management, including experience in complex emergencies.
  • Protection and livelihoods experience is mandatory including experience related to Cash Transfer Programming, market analysis, social-economic assessment and PSS.
  • Proven track record in strong strategic planning, networking, coordination and communication skills including successful fundraising and donor liaison.
  • Experience working with national partner organisations including ability to assess capacities and address organisational and staff development needs, as well as planning and coordination of partner activities in a participatory manner.

  • A keen ability to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans

  • Excellent capacity to design project concepts, draft project outlines, proposals and budgets using the logical framework approach and/or Theory of Change.

  • Be able to produce results under pressure and with short deadlines.

  • Experience of mentoring/training national staff and working with partners of different cultural backgrounds. Cultural sensitivity and understanding of the political and cultural context in CAR.

  • Proven experience of living and working under arduous conditions.

  • Willingness to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team.

DCA offers:

  • A job which will make a difference and improve the lives of people living in CAR
  • Decision making competence within the set framework of the project
  • Challenging and varied work tasks and the ability to influence project design and activities
  • Competitive salary package and R&R, comprehensive insurance as per industry standards
  • A 6 months contract with the possibility of extension
  • Non-family duty station based in Bangui

Qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications consisting of a motivation letter, CV and three work related references will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications sent by mail will not be considered.

The deadline for application is 18 November, 2016 with interviews scheduled for the following week. Desired start date as soon as possible.

For further information regarding DCA please visit www.danchurchaid.org

How to apply:

To apply online, please go to “get involved” at www.danchurchaid.org

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Grant Officer – DRC

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

MERCY CORPS IN DRC

Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian and development Non-Governmental Organization which has been operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2007, with a staff of about 200 people. Mercy Corps’ country office is located in Goma with field offices in Mweso (North Kivu) and Bukavu (South Kivu).

Mercy Corps activities in DRC focus on two areas of intervention: a) the development of service delivery in urban centers (access to potable water) and b) the support to food security and economic development in rural areas (support to agricultural production and market integration). Mindful that a lasting and positive transformation of the living conditions in the communities requires greater social justice, Mercy Corps is committed to strengthening local governance and act for a better recognition of the role of women and youth in its hosting communities.

While affirming its determination to provide entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to development challenges, Mercy Corps remains a recognized agency in emergency humanitarian assistance to communities affected by armed conflict.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Mercy Corps is currently implementing in selected Health Areas of Miti Murhesa, Katana and Kalehe Health Zones (Kabare and Kalehe territories – province of South Kivu) a Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) funded through the USAID office of Food for Peace.

The program “USAID-South Kivu Food Security Project” covers a 5-years period (October 2016-September 2021); it is implemented by Mercy Corps in consortium with the NGOs World Vision and Harvest Plus. Two local organizations are associated to the initiative: the association APC and the Evangelical University in Africa. The program aims to ensure that vulnerable households and communities in the targeted areas improve their food and nutrition security and economic well-being.

This goal will be accomplished through strategic objectives (Purposes) primarily targeting women and youth, and focusing on agricultural livelihoods and market integration (P1), maternal/child Health and Nutrition-MCHN (P2), and effective Governance (P3). The program will reach 180,000 participants.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Grant Officer will fill a number of program developments, coordination and management roles to cover the FSP program ensuring adequate systems are in place to allow the team to successfully implement activities on scope and on time.

S/he will ensure high quality and timely performance reports to Mercy Corps and USAID-FFP for the SK-FSP including, but not limited to, bi-weekly program updates, quarterly and annual program reports (ARR) and resources requests (PREP). The Grant Officer will be responsible for collating and updating the program dashboard that will include program management compliance status (including program file documentation, program manager certification, program documentation, program performance and financials). The Grant Officer will also assist with communications: s/he will assist in extending M&E and reporting activities including: responding to information requests, writing success stories, and monitoring and reporting on program impact. S/he will coordinate with donors, partners and other NGOs as required by the Chief of Party and will attend key coordination and advocacy meetings and prepare internal reports on those meetings.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Implementation support

  • During Year 1 of the program, play a key leadership role for the implementation of the STRESS process; develop TORs for field assessments as required, provide support for preparation of the STRESS reports (desk review, assessment reports), ensure translation into English of key documents, day to day coordination of the process with HQ and USAID
  • Contribute to the design and drafting of communications material (annual report, social media, speeches, editorials, press releases, website content, newsletters, drafting success stories…)
  • Work closely and in coordination with Mercy Corps offices in USA, establishing a strong working relationship with HQ program officers to support the program implementation
  • Act as day-to-day representative of Mercy Corps to organizations as requested by the COP, including attending key internal and external meetings, as needed
  • Provide support as needed to the development of project proposals to secure additional resources for the FSP program
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Quality Monitoring

  • Provide technical and management support for the reporting requirements to the program (quarterly reports, Annual Results Report – ARR and Annual Resources Requests – PREP)
  • Prepare regular schedules of all official donor reports and inform the relevant SK-FSP partners about deadlines
  • Review and coordinate all official donor reports to USAID or Mercy Corps-DRC after drafting by program staff
  • Draft program updates for donor and other key stakeholders as applicable
  • Support SK-FSP M&E Manager in M&E and reporting duties including, but not limited to, responding to information requests, supporting the fulfillment of donor M&E requirements, monitoring and reporting on SK-FSP program impact
  • Build the capacity of the program staff in the area of reporting to enable them to develop high quality reports and other documents
  • Work with program staff to integrate quality monitoring processes based on protocols into program implementation, including internal and external reviews of program quality.
  • Ensure that program information shared with stakeholders is presented in languages, formats and media that are appropriate for, accessible to, and can be understood by the target population

Grant management support

  • Assist the CoP in managing key administrative and operational components of the SK-FSP project
  • Ensure that the SK-FSP program has sufficient systems in place to meet program management standards and comply with donor regulations and good practice, including a dashboard for reporting to senior managers/executives and delivery managers.
  • Coordinate with the team to ensure that the SK-FSP Program File is kept up to date and meets minimum program management standards.
  • Support development and implementation of program policies, protocols and systems.
  • Facilitate the elaboration of inclusive program selection criteria that takes into consideration the needs of different vulnerable groups, and monitors beneficiary selection processes to ensure that these criteria are followed.

Team Management Support (required for roles that require management)

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Assist with the supervision, hiring and orientation of new team members as necessary.
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Organizational Learning:

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: N/A

ACCOUNTABILITY:

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: SK-FSP Chief of Party

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program Managers (M&E Agriculture, Governance, Nutrition, SBCC), Gender/Youth Advisor, Finance and OPS Directors

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following: International relations, Political Sciences, Governance, International Development or other related field
  • 2-3 years of experience with USAID or EU funded program, including grant management, and proposal development
  • Field experience in conflict and development environments. Exposure to gender, protection, and conflict mitigation
  • Ability to work in a sometimes solitary environment with moderate to high levels of insecurity and significant restrictions on personal movement
  • Fluent English and advanced/fluent French are required
  • Ability to deliver high quality reports within short deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle several tasks and relationships at one time
  • Excellent communication skills, experience in representing an organization
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required
  • Experience designing and implementing programs related to governance, participation, and accountability particularly in Africa
  • Previous experience working with international organizations required and history with DFID-funded initiatives desirable
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams and with technical and administrative staff and consultants

SUCCESS FACTORS:

A successful candidate will have an ability to work independently, take initiative in tasks and self-learning, and be proactive in communications and development of professional relationships. S/he will be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment with demonstrated sensitivity to the people and issues in the region. S/he will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, relationship and cross-cultural communication skills especially in high stress environments are essential for success. S/he will be committed to the values and mission of Mercy Corps; have the ability to creatively problem-solve, to juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines and to calmly and diplomatically deal with unexpected and sudden events impacting program operations with patience, dynamism, tenacity and a good sense of humor.

LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

This position is an unaccompanied position. Shared accommodation will be provided in Bukavu according to Mercy Corps DRC housing policy.

Bukavu is a provincial capital of over 800,000 inhabitants. Living in Bukavu is comfortable, although water and electricity can be unstable. Outside Bukavu, travel can be dangerous and unpredictable due to armed forces and rebel activity.

While conditions in the country are improving, and security is quite stable in Bukavu, there are still pockets of violence and insecurity. Mercy Corps’ sub-offices experience variable levels of insecurity, with the situation closely monitored by UN peacekeepers. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. Mobile phones and cellular service are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices. Travel to field sites will be required where living conditions are clean and secure, but basic. There are a number of health services available with evacuation options for serious illnesses. There’s reasonable access to most consumer goods, although they can be expensive.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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Partnerships & Development Manager

Organization: Urgent Action Fund-Africa
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Vacancy Announcement Date: 28th October 2016

Are you a strategic thinker, a partnership broker with skills for spotting new opportunities for funding and collaborative action on women’s rights? Do you believe in supporting African women human rights defenders to bring about transformative leadership and social change to the African continent? Are you passionate about women’s rights and excited about expanding feminist analysis and action on the pertinent issues African women are experiencing? If this description fires you up, then consider applying for the job of…”

Partnerships & Development Manager

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. Operating as a virtual organisation, the Fund boasts of strategic presence in Africa’s four sub-regions- in East Africa: Nairobi, Kenya; North Africa: Cairo, Egypt; Central Africa: Bujumbura, Burundi and Southern Africa: Harare, Zimbabwe. Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities and threats arise and decline quickly, UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making mechanism to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives that promote women’s agency in democratic governance, economic and environmental justice, natural resources governance, conflict transformation and justice processes while protecting their personhood, integrity and rights.

UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Manager who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for women’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organisations.

Responsibilities

Partnership building

  • Working closely with the Executive Director, develop and implement a partnership strategy to expand the reach and impact of on-going efforts in advancing UAF-Africa’s focus areas. This will be achieved by utilising social marketing, strategic communications, resource mobilization, donor engagement and compliance among other strategies;

· Participate in networking activities in order to identify potential partners; network with local, regional, international; non-profit organizations (women’s rights and mainstream social justice), donor institutions and actors, private sector actors and organisations and state and national agencies among other potential partners for future partnership building;

  • Conceptualize new strategic initiatives that could be built around or benefit from diverse philanthropic actors;

· Manage on-going activities, including reviewing all programmatic opportunities; developing relationships with partners and potential partners; managing the partnerships pipeline as issues arise; researching programmatic and funding opportunities and selecting the most appropriate to be advanced; creating and implementing realistic project plans and timelines; coordinating and managing multiple projects;

· Serve as the primary liaison person within UAF-Africa for partnership building and development initiatives;

· Implement strategies to strengthen relationships with key external partners, including donors, grantees, community organizations, individual philanthropists among others;

· Develop and track measures of success and create progress reports for all partnerships;

· Develop and maintain a database of partners and prospective partners;

· Develop and implement a process for evaluating opportunities and ideas in terms of mission/goals fit and organizational capacity;

· Work closely with the Fund’s Finance, Legal, Programmes and Human Resources Managers to draft and negotiate partnership contracts.

Development strengthening

§ Oversee all resource mobilization initiatives to enhance and implement the existing strategy to grow UAF-Africa’s resources in line with the current strategic plan;

§ Be the focal person for proposal development in line with the resource mobilisation strategy and conduct donor mapping according to funding priorities of UAF-Africa;

§ Monitor, identify, review and pursue a steady stream of grant funding opportunities;

§ Review grant funding opportunities and facilitate go-no-go decision making processes with the Executive Director;

§ Be the focal point for proposal development and donor reporting while facilitating cross-functional teams to develop strong grant programme designs;

§ Provide regular updates to the team on grant pipeline progress;

§ Provide early identification and escalation of issues in grant performance to ensure risks are managed;

§ Conduct Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation on organizational resource mobilization and draw up analysis and lessons learnt;

Other Responsibilities

§ Participate as a member of the UAF-Africa’s management team;

§ Provide periodic reports for internal/external communications to the team and other stakeholders;

§ Prepare partnership reports for presentation to the Board as and when required;

§ Assist with programmes public outreach, press releases and public presentations of UAF-Africa’s work, especially on collaborative initiatives;

§ Maintain open and fluid multi-media communications with all partners and potential partners;

§ Develop partnership packages and presentations;

§ Coordinate the development of Information Education and Communication related materials, i.e. media kits, posters and joint publicity material;

§ Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate shall have:

§ Master’s degree in social sciences; Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Law, International Development or other development fields;

§ 8-10 years’ expertise and experience in successful resource mobilisation; funding proposal writing and oral presentation, program design, grant management for social justice NGOs-especially women’s rights organisations;

§ Knowledge of social justice/development frameworks, donor liaison and management;

§ Track record of success in networking and partnership building;

§ Experience in monitoring multiple grants, project budgets and financial reporting with strong financial awareness;

§ Track record of success on motivating teams and of successfully conducting capacity building on resource mobilisation for social justice NGOs;

§ Excellent inter-personal, public speaking and negotiation skills – ability to communicate persuasively, in English;

§ Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Database, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as strong familiarity with social media activism and usage;

§ Strong writing, proof-reading, organisational skills;

§ Demonstrated ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them speedily into priority settings;

§ Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced and virtual team environment, while simultaneously managing a large number of initiatives.

Preferred

§ Working knowledge of feminist and women’s rights organisations and movements;

§ An appreciation of gender equality and women’s rights issues, particularly in conflict and fragile political African settings;

§ Ability to interface sensitively with people from various social, economic, political, cultural and religious backgrounds;

§ Budget and financial management skills- familiarity with grant making is an added advantage;

§ Experience working with Salesforce software an added advantage.

Work Environment

§ This is a regional position that involves extensive international travel;

§ African women are strongly encouraged to apply;

§ The selected candidate will be expected to work from their home country, in Africa.

How to apply:

Applicants fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements should submit their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments via email to: jobs@urgentactionfund-africa.or.ke with the subject line Partnerships & Development Manager by GMT 10 pm Sunday 20th November, 2016. UAF-Africa will only respond to candidates who are short-listed for interviews.

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Yemen: Area Manager -Sana’a – Yemen Norwegian Refugee Council

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

Area Manager -Sana’a – Yemen
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC’s Horn of Africa & Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania. NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination
In Yemen, NRC commenced operations in June 2012, with a focus on the timely response to the needs of communities affected by displacement and conflict. As a result of the current conflict an estimated 21.1 million people are in need of assistance of which 2.3 million are displaced. NRC’s strategy in Yemen is to ensure that vulnerable populations in hard to reach areas are included in NRC’s humanitarian and durable solutions programming. NRC is currently operating in 7 Governorates in Yemen from bases in Sana’a, Aden and Hodeida delivering life-saving interventions in WASH, Shelter and Food Security. Based on its programming NRC is focusing its advocacy efforts in Yemen on improved humanitarian access, the protection of IDPs, refugees and conflict-affected populations and the right to education. In 2016 NRC will also respond in the sector of Education.
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

Job description

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Behavioral competencies
  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies and the following are essential for this position:
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimise results

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Sana’a Yemen
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location

  • Apply for position

  • Deadline for application:15/11/2016

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  • Key info:Advertiser:Norwegian Refugee Council
    Ref. nr.: 3247649201Full time

  • Search criteria:**Location**Yemen**Industry**Emergency Relief**Special field**Executive / Management**Role**Senior executive

  • Job location:sana’a

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How to apply:

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Yemen: Country Director – Yemen Norwegian Refugee Council

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

Country Director – Yemen
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC’s Horn of Africa & Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania. NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
In Yemen, NRC commenced operations in June 2012, with a focus on the timely response to the needs of communities affected by displacement and conflict. As a result of the current conflict an estimated 21.1 million people are in need of assistance of which 2.3 million are displaced. NRC’s strategy in Yemen is to ensure that vulnerable populations in hard to reach areas are included in NRC’s humanitarian and durable solutions programming. NRC is currently operating in 7 Governorates in Yemen from bases in Sana’a, Aden and Hodeida delivering life-saving interventions in WASH, Shelter and Food Security. Based on its programming NRC is focusing its advocacy efforts in Yemen on improved humanitarian access, the protection of IDPs, refugees and conflict-affected populations and the right to education. In 2016 NRC will also respond in the sector of Education.
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director has the overall responsibility of the management of the country operations.

Job description

  • National representation and coordination
  • Development and execution of country strategy
  • All in-country activities, personnel and the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Safety and security of all staff
  • Country level advocacy
  • Resource allocation and mobilization
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms
  • Adequate country structures and systems
  • Learning, training and development of all staff, including a strategy for national staff development
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience from working as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in Yemen
  • Experience in remote management of programs

Personal qualities

  • Behavioral competencies
  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies and the following are essential for this position:
  • Strategic thinking
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Yemen , Sana’a.
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location

How to apply:

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies.

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Thailand: CALL FOR INSTITUTIONAL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Face-to-Face Donor Recruitment and Donor Management & Retention Services for UNICEF

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is an agency of the United Nations devoted to serving the world’s children. UNICEF’s Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific (EAPRO) based in Bangkok is a hub for information, technical expertise and coordination for UNICEF Country Offices. It also supports these offices in their efforts to raise much-needed resources.

In this respect, UNICEF’s Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Section in EAPRO is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified institutions to provide one or both of the following two services to one or more of the countries, to support its Face-to-Face donor recruitment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand and Donor Management & Retention activities in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand:

I. Face to Face Donor Recruitment:

(a) Conduct face-to-face fund raising campaigns at events, business and residential sites and on the street to solicit donors;

(b) Recruit, train and supervise Field Representatives to be ready to manage the face-to-face donor’s recruitment campaign;

(c) Manage and handle any complaints or concerns related to the conduct of face-to-face donor’s recruitment activities.

II. Donor Management and Retention Services:

(a) Collect regular donations (including one time donation);

(b) Collect and maintain donation amount and payment information;

(c) Manage and maintain the integrity of the donor’s database;

(d) Manage donor communications/retention programme including inbound and outbound customer service;

(e) Provide necessary reporting and analysis.

For more details, please access the below link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1HuqF7x66XfNUxxaV92N1JvcEU

How to apply:

Interested institutions should complete and submit the attached EOI form together with any additional document you deem appropriate to substantiate your relevant experience and qualifications to jenstone@unicef.org with a copy to osrimanotham@unicef.org no later than 17H00 on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Please quote ‘EOI – UNICEF – Face-to Face fundraising activities for donor recruitment and retention’ as the subject in your correspondence.

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Institutional Funding and Programme Support Manager (IFPSM)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Since 2009, the Oxfam confederation has accelerated its harmonisation process working towards ‘one voice and one programme’ in a single management structure.

Oxfam has a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, and works to deliver the country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, governance and civil society, and gender and diversity.

Overall Responsabilities

  • Develop and implement an effective fundraising strategy, in line with the Oxfam Country Strategy
  • Ensure an active promotion of Oxfam towards its external stakeholders and the Oxfam Affiliates
  • Ensure effective information management for quality programme development and implementation.
  • Continuously improve the effectiveness of existing fundraising programs.
  • Lead and manage the Program Funding and Support Unit.
  • Contribute to the Management Team and the effective running of the country office office.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master degree in marketing, public affairs, fundraising, fund development or related field or 5 years’ experience in fund raising and communication management within the development sector
  • Experience of working with donors (proposal writing, securing income, managing relationships, …)
  • Proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff
  • Budget forecasting and monitoring experience
  • Programme monitoring experience
  • Proficiency in use of standard software applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally / externally)
  • High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to work under highly stressful conditions

How to apply:

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: www.directoryofngos.org and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae no later than 13 November 2016 to hr.laos@oxfamsol.be

We promote diversity and practice equity

Persons coming from marginalized and vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a personal interview

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF) Grants Manager

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Salary: £33,000 – £36,000 depending on experience

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF) Grants Manager leading the management of our advocacy investments from CIFF and overseeing global grant finances.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As CIFF Grants Manger you will support the development of other advocacy proposals from Save the Children UK to CIFF, ensuring timely and informed input from colleagues in the UK and key countries. Providing programme management function for CIFF advocacy grants you will ensure progress is made against grant objectives and all donor requirements are fully met. In addition you will:

  • Provide donor facing reporting and communications, implement good monitoring and evaluation practice and continue building capacity of relevant teams in these areas
  • Ensure good knowledge management across the grant enabling all teams to access information and provide a fully auditable trail
  • Ensure any new grants are properly costed, aligned to our strategies and integrated across thematic areas and countries
  • Support donor liaison on the grant including writing briefings and supporting grant meetings
  • Support donor due diligence and contracting processes, should proposals be approved.

To be successful you will have a proven track record of high level project management delivering results, preferably on an international level. You should have an awareness and understanding of advocacy and campaigning within the NGO sector. In addition you will have:

  • Proven experience of managing relationships in complex organisations with numerous stakeholders
  • Exceptional organisational and administration skills, with the ability to plan and prioritise work for self and others
  • A high level of numeracy skill with the ability to carry out budget analysis
  • The ability to matrix manage a group of staff in different teams to take forward common and effective ways of working
  • Significant experience of grant management and donor financial reporting.

At Save the Children 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.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 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: 6th November 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via URL below:

https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/childrens-investment-fund-foundation-ciff-grant-manager-2806/2832/description/

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Indonesia: Deputy Program Director for Partnerships, Learning, and Communications

Organization: FHI 360
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Program Director for Partnerships, Learning, and Communications

Description:

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Program Director for Partnerships, Learning, and Communications for the upcoming USAID/Indonesia Bukti Untuk Kebijakan dan Advokasi (BUKA) – Evidence for Policy and Advocacy Activity. The primary objective of BUKA is to support the use of high-quality evidence in decision-making, by building up the components of an improved evidence-to-policy ecosystem, within the Indonesian context, that will help implement that process. The Deputy Program Director for Partnerships, Learning, and Communication will assist the Program Director in program implementation and management, with a focus on cultivating relationships with Indonesian government and other partners, supervising the program’s monitoring and learning program, and ensuring communication with external program stakeholders.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Program Director in developing, cultivating, and maintaining relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders for effective evidence-based support to policy-making and decision-making.
  • Directly supervising the project’s monitoring, learning, knowledge management, and communication functions, and special efforts to empower women researchers.
  • Managing the technical quality of processes and activities conducted by Indonesian partners under grants and sub-awards in accordance with applicable USG regulations.
  • Fostering a collaborative, positive, efficient, and impact-focused work environment for project personnel.
  • Facilitating positive working relationships between scientists, research institutions, Indonesian policy makers and private sectors to ensure significant positive impact.
  • Assisting with the management and supervision of work of all experts/personnel provided under the agreement.
  • Serving as the secondary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all project activities.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing stakeholder relations for policy and program activities, with experience working within in the Government of Indonesia strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing formulation of policy recommendations to the Government of Indonesia in partnership with external stakeholders.
  • Current and extensive knowledge of the evidence-to-policy process in Indonesia.
  • Extensive and up-to-date experience with the Indonesian data environment required.
  • Strong familiarity with Indonesian research institutions, government decision-makers, and related and supporting institutions.
  • Master’s degree in science, education, governance, or a related discipline. PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with local institutions and organizations, donors, other USAID projects, U.S. embassies, and partners.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to bridge US and Indonesian cultures in the workplace.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Professional Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English Languages.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:

https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/17793/deputy-program-director-for-partnerships%2c-learning%2c-and-communications/job?mode=view

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Kenya: Grants Manager

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Nov 2016

Grants Manager

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Grants Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya. Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in specific target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.

Summary of Primary Duties

The Grants Manager will oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of the KIWASH recoverable grants funds. S/He will assist in designing activities that align with KIWASH grants funding mechanism with the profit making companies, Water Service Providers, Small and Medium size business and similar entities.

Essential Duties

· Lead in the recoverable grants cycle management in compliance with the KIWASH grants manual and grants-related sections of the project’s Field Operations Manual.

·Provide day‐to‐day management of the KIWASH recoverable grants program, including awards management, reporting, outreach to potential grantees, and compliance.

·Work with KIWASH embedded teams and technical specialists to devise and lead strategies to ensure broad participation in the KIWASH grants program.

·Analyze and evaluate recoverable grant applications, proposals, and procurement awards.

·Ensure post‐award management in accordance with relevant regulations, including reporting and auditing in accordance with USAID and DAI policies and procedures.

·Review and approve grant-related expenses

·Provide procedural and policy guidance to program staff and grantees to ensure adherence to management policies and achievement of objectives.

·Routinely monitor grantees to ensure that funds allocated are used for specified purposes.

·Design and lead capacity building training for local organizations to ensure their proposals meet USAID regulations.

· Providing training, guidance and direction to project staff working on grants and activities

· Conduct periodic reviews of grants documentation to ensure requirements are met.

· Ensures adequate backup documentation is uploaded to relevant system according to set deadlines

Supervisory Responsibilities

· Trains, supervises, and mentors Grants and Activities Officers.

Qualifications

· A Masters’ degree in a relevant field.

  • 8+ years of professional experience and progressive responsibility in grants or project management
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing grants on USAID-funded projects
  • Experience in the Micro-finance sector is an added advantage

·Demonstrated experience with various grant mechanisms, including grants‐under‐contract, fixed obligation, and in‐kind grants with repayments.

  • Experience supervising staff
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
  • An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image
  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
  • Fluency in English is required

Base of Operations

· Nairobi, Kenya with travel to grantee worksites as needed

Reporting

· The Grants Manager will report to the Financial and Administrative Manager.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link, https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/grants_manager

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. Copy the link and paste it on the browser to submit your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics

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Kenya: Assistant Grants Manager – Kenyan Nationals only , Fluent in English and French

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Role title: Assistant Grants Manager – The Girl Generation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: Fixed term contract for 1 year with possibility of extension

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Short introduction

The Girl Generation is seeking an energetic and highly capable Assistant Grants Manager to support the Grants Programme Manager in the management and administration of grants with a specific focus on The Girl Generation Francophone countries i.e. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. Where the need arises, they may also support the grants programme implemented in the other seven The Girl Generation Countries

Responsibilities

Grants Management:

  • Ensure grantees hold and abide by child protection policies and The Girl Generation Do No Harm guidance

  • Provide administrative support for the whole grant-making cycle from application to archiving of files following grant finalisation for country portfolio.

  • Maintain accurate records throughout the grant-making cycle, following up on relevant information as and when required.

  • Regularly update the grants database to ensure it is accurate and complete, seeking further information from others if necessary.

  • Tracking and monitoring of awarded grants

  • Support the Grants Programme Manager in reporting on the programme to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the wider The Girl Generation team and grantees in collecting positive stories of change, sign posting grantees to relevant materials and manage these resources including updating the website on grantees.

  • Support the Grants Programme Manager in tracking relevant funding opportunities and mapping of donors

Capacity Building and Learning

  • Support the capacity assessment and capacity building of grantee organisations on social change communication and organisational/ grants management.

  • Continuously support grantees in cross-learning from each other through The Girl Generation events, social media platforms and by other means.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Grants

  • In collaboration with relevant Girl Generation staff, closely track and monitor awarded grants with the Nairobi based Finance Manager, Country Programme Officers, MEL Coordinator and the UK based Programme Manager.

  • Monitor the achievement of grants, documenting achievement of the grants and changes these contributed to in ending FGM.

  • Contribute to the design and support the implementation of reviews, mid-term or final evaluations.

Person specification

Specifically, we are looking for the following in the right candidate:

  • Significant demonstrated experience in grants management and compliance with donor regulations

  • Experience of working as part of an international organisation and providing reporting information

  • Fluency in French and English (written and oral) is essential

  • Experience in remote management of programmes is desirable

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is desirable

  • Understanding of African led activism, role of grassroots organisations, preferably on ending FGM

About Options/The Girl Generation

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them the most.

The Girl Generation (www.thegirlgeneration.org) believes that FGM can end in a generation. We harness the power of communication to challenge the social norms which hold FGM in place, providing a global platform for galvanizing, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. We seek to inspire a collective of organisations and individuals across the most affected countries in Africa, and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

How to apply:

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Sarah Jambert-Gray opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 13th November
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have to right to live and work in Kenya

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Thailand: Development Specialist

Organization: Fortify Rights
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Position: Development Specialist

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Contract: 1 year, renewable

Start Date: TBD

Compensation: Competitive with benefits

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Fortify Rights works to ensure and defend human rights for all. We investigate human rights abuses, engage stakeholders, and strengthen initiatives led by human rights defenders, affected communities, and civil society. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in the United States and Switzerland.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Development Specialist provides ongoing support and strategic guidance to the executive directors on issues of project development, quality control and compliance, and donor relations. Reporting to the executive directors, s/he serves as the donor focal point and is responsible for managing the organizational grant portfolio. The Development Specialist works closely with the executive directors and human rights specialists to develop projects in line with the organizational mandate and priority areas of concern. S/he leads the proposal and fundraising processes and is responsible for monitoring grant compliance and ensuring the production of quality periodic donor reports. The Development Specialist is an integral member of Fortify Rights’ young and growing team with technical expertise to maximize and scale the organization’s impact.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide guidance on issues of project development, quality control and compliance, and donor relations.
  • Identify and develop plans for securing new funding sources while maintaining existing funding sources. In coordination with Executive Directors and Human Rights Specialists, liaise with other human rights organizations to identify possible areas for collaboration and developing joint initiatives and/or proposals.
  • In coordination with the Executive Directors, serve as a focal point for institutional and private donors and foster positive relationships with potential donors.
  • Working closely with the Executive Directors and relevant Human Rights Specialists, lead the development of new, coherent projects and proposals that are strategically in line with priority human rights issues and the mandate of Fortify Rights.
  • Ensure that donor timelines and deadlines are monitored, managed, and met for proposal development and project reporting.
  • Strengthen and build the capacity of the team and organizational partners with a view towards developing creative, responsible, competitive concepts, proposals, and fundraising schemes.
  • Provide overall management to Fortify Rights’ development, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • In coordination with Executive Directors and Human Rights Specialists, develop appropriate organizational and project planning and evaluation systems and tools, such as strategy documents, workplans, project assessment, and quality control documents, to provide an effective road-map for achieving project objectives and track progress on human rights impacts.
  • Work closely with the Human Rights Specialists to chart, gather data, and evaluate the progress of projects with a view towards addressing implementation challenges, weaknesses, and achieving positive human rights impacts. Provide strategic leadership to the Executive Directors to identify ways to improve project quality and impact.
  • Provide technical support and training to Fortify Rights staff and partners on best practices for project design, monitoring, and reporting when requested.
  • Develop a sound understanding of Fortify Rights’ work and projects to be able to professionally represent the organization to donors and other external actors.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to constructively build the organization, support its expansion, and ensure its sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-graduate degree in relevant fields. At least five years of work experience in project design, development, and monitoring within an international context.
  • Demonstrated ability for rapid analysis of complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic priorities into operational strategies.
  • Experience working with a complex donor portfolio, writing quality proposals and reports to institutional donors and foundations, and providing organizational representation to donors and potential donors.
  • Experience identifying and developing relationships with institutional donors and foundations. Interest and creativity in initiating and implementing lucrative fundraising strategies through private donors as well as crowdsourcing methods.
  • Experience establishing and overseeing progress tracking systems and conducting periodic assessments with a view towards.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a flexibly structured team. Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience in a multi -ethnic team.
  • Experience developing the institutional capacity of staff and partners to facilitate the development of project proposals and proper monitoring and reporting techniques.
  • General understanding of human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Willingness to travel within Southeast Asia. This may include travel to remote and potentially insecure areas.
  • Fluency in English required. Additional language skills. Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • To be discussed with short-listed candidates.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Fortify Rights seeks exceptional applicants and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • Fortify Rights is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible team, actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

How to apply:

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to fortify.rights@fortifyrights.org with the subject line “DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST.”

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Mozambique: Team Leader / WASH Fund Management

Organization: European Management Solutions
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Contract Duration: 3 years

Desired Appointment Date: As soon as possible

The Government of Mozambique is currently implementing a national Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Programme with funding and support from the Department of International Development (DFID) through a £38.5 million programme of ‘Transforming Rural WASH in Mozambique’.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY

An experienced manager is needed to lead implementation of an anticipated 3 year £23m contract to manage funding to Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) suppliers and sub-contractors, support procurement capacity development in provincial government, and to monitor and assess progress of ongoing works with government counterparts.

Project activities include:

  • Review procurement plans outlining tender activity at central and provincial level. Procurement plans will detail procurement processes to be followed, timelines and include all anticipated costs and budgets for each tender.

  • Plan and manage the flow of funds to appointed sub-contractors and suppliers, assess pre-financing requirements, and ensure process is followed and relevant approvals, bank guarantees and supporting documents are in place.

  • Provide capacity development support in the provinces where contracts are awarded and tenders issued. Targeted support will primarily focus on strengthening capacity in project/process management, procurement, evaluation and contracting.

  • Assess submitted documentation and evidence from sub-contractors and suppliers to trigger payments, and select specific contracts for field visits (audits) to verify that works activities have been carried out satisfactorily prior to payment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree related to public policy/finance/governance or related;

  • Experience in engaging with government agencies or departments at national level, and in facilitating planning processes and stakeholder engagement;

  • Experience in fund management, including project management, monitoring and capacity development;

  • Experience (or exposure to) to public procurement policy, planning and processes. Audit and control;

  • Strong project management skills, with a focus on overall management and control, and budget management including forecasting;

  • Prior experience in Sub Saharan Africa countries is preferred.

How to apply:

To apply, qualified applicants should send a CV and Cover Letter to ngo.recruitment@developmentaid.org, under the title: DRS ref number NGO 45

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Turkey: Grants Assistant

Organization: Assistance Coordination Unit
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 10 Nov 2016

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of the grant financial reports (TJ, Ledgers, BvA, …Etc.).
  • Be familiar with donor regulation and assist the Grants Officers in procurement approval process accordingly.
  • Assist in monitoring the transactions and the expenditures related to the program / grant.
  • Assist the Grants Officer in audit process by collecting and providing any documentation.
  • Prepare the meeting minutes, with donors meetings, internal meetings for Grants / Finance Team.
  • Keep updated contact lists of the donors focal point and for the partners.
  • Assist Finance / Grants team in reconciliation process by providing any needed documentation or information.
  • Assist with admin tasks as requested by the Grants Officers related to Grants / Finance activities.

Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Finance, Accounting, Business Administration).
  • Minimum two-year work experience. Preferably in NGO, grants / finance.
  • Very good in English writing and conversation.
  • Very good command in computer, Microsoft (Excel, Word).
  • Very good communication skills
  • High organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Ability to work under pursuer, with tight deadlines.

How to apply:

Apply Here

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Charg de Subventions et dApprivoisement (Bukavu), USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Chargé de Subventions et d’Apprivoisement (Bukavu), USAID/DRC

Solutions for Peace and Recovery, République Démocratique du Congo

Profil d’Entreprise:
Management Systems International est une entreprise de développement international basée à Washington DC avec plus de 35 ans de contribution aux résultats dans le monde de développement. Nous travaillons dans des environnements en crises tels que le Pakistan, l’Afghanistan, le Sud Soudan et l’Iraq. MSI emploie plus de 800 experts dans les domaines de la gestion publique, du suivi et évaluation, de la gouvernance et l’anti-corruption à travers le monde entier. Pour plus d’informations sur MSI, veuillez consulter notre site web à www.msiworldwide.com . MSI est récemment devenu une entreprise de Tetra Tech.

Résume du Projet:
Le but du projet Solutions pour Paix et Rétablissement (SPR), qui sera mis en œuvre dans l’est de la RDC (Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu), est d’accroitre la cohésion sociale par l’inclusion des femmes et des groups marginalisés. SPR fournira également l’USAID/RDC avec la capacité de répondre aux opportunités dynamiques et uniques pour renforcer la paix, prévenir ou aider à la reprise d’un conflit dans les zones qui sont stratégiquement importants pour la stabilité de l’est de la RDC.

A noter: Le poste est réservé aux citoyens du RDC

Description du Poste :
MSI recherche actuellement d’expressions d’intérêt des candidats qualifiés pour un poste de Chargé de Subventions et d’Apprivoisement à long-terme pour un projet financé par l’USAID prévu à l’appui de la paix et du rétablissement de la RDC-est. SPR trouvera des solutions pour les causes spécifiques de conflit identifiés par les intervenants communautaires, mettra en œuvre des solutions participatives, et allouera des ressources pour le développement communautaire. Ce poste sera basé à Bukavu, en RDC.

Responsabilités :

  • Initier des sollicitations en conformité avec les règles et règlements de l’USAID.
  • Travailler avec le personnel technique pour établir des critères de sélection des bénéficiaires de subventions.
  • Mettre en place des comités de sélection, fournir aux membres des lignes directrices du processus de sélection et les critères de sélection.
  • Fixer des échéances et des calendriers pour les processus de sélection.
  • Assurer la liaison avec l’USAID sur la mise en place d’une base de données électronique des bénéficiaires accessibles à l’USAID et à tous les membres du consortium SPR.
  • Préparer le matériel et organiser des sessions de formation donataire, mettant l’accent sur le strict respect des règles et règlements de l’USAID.
  • Maintenir les dossiers de subvention électroniques qui comprennent les traqueurs donataires qui aident dans le suivi de la présentation des produits livrables et les processus de paiement et les décaissements.
  • Aider à la collecte et le dépôt des subventions nécessaires livrables, y compris les demandes de paiement mensuel et les formulaires d’étape, et d’effectuer l’examen initial des demandes de paiement pour assurer l’alignement avec le calendrier de paiement subvention.
  • Collecter les demandes de soutien en nature pour les bénéficiaires de soutien direct, et coordonner les interventions avec les équipes techniques afin d’assurer que les biens et services demandés ont été achetés.
  • Aider à l’élaboration d’accords et de budgets pour de nouvelles subventions et les modifications pour les subventions existantes (au besoin).
  • Un officier sera situé à Goma, RDC ; l’autre sera situé à Bukavu. Chaque spécialiste travaillera en collaboration avec l’autre, sous la direction du directeur des finances et de la conformité.

Qualifications:

  • Diplôme universitaire dans un domaine pertinent. Un diplôme d’études supérieures (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) est préféré.
  • Capacité démontrée à travailler efficacement avec de hauts responsables gouvernementaux et locaux, les organisations de la société civile (y compris les femmes et les groupes minoritaires), des représentants du gouvernement du district, l’intérêt public et des groupes communautaires et des représentants de l’industrie privée.
  • Expérience de travail en RDC, en particulier dans le Nord et le Sud-Kivu.
  • Maîtrise des plates-formes Microsoft Office.
  • Compétences de communication, de gestion et rapportage.
  • Maîtrise écrite et orale en français requis ; connaissance pratique de l’anglais et / ou kiswahili fortement souhaitée.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Grants and Procurement Officer (Bukavu), USAID/DRC Solutions

for Peace and Recovery, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
Project Summary:
The goal of the Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) program, to be implemented in eastern DRC (North Kivu and South Kivu), is to increase social cohesion through inclusion of women and marginalized groups. SPR will also provide USAID/DRC with the ability to respond to dynamic, time-sensitive, and/or unique opportunities to reinforce peace, prevent or assist in the recovery from conflict in areas that are strategically important to the stability of eastern DRC.

This position is reserved for DRC citizens**

Position Summary:
MSI is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a long-term Grants and Procurement Officer position for an anticipated five-year USAID funded project in support of peace and recovery in the eastern DRC. The anticipated Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project is intended to find solutions to specific drivers of conflict identified by community stakeholders, implement participatory solutions, and allocate resources for community development. We are recruiting for one position to be based in Bukavu, DRC, and a second position to be based in Goma, DRC.

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate solicitations in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work with technical staff to establish grantee selection criteria.
  • Establish selection committees, providing members with selection process guidelines and selection criteria.
  • Set deadlines and schedules for selection processes.
  • Liaise with USAID on the establishment of an electronic database of grantees accessible to USAID and to all members of the SPR consortium.
  • Prepare material for and organize grantee training sessions, emphasizing strict compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Maintain updated paper and electronic grant records which include grantee trackers that assist in monitoring the submission of deliverables and payment processes and disbursements.
  • Assist with the collection and filing of required grants-related deliverables, including monthly payment requests and milestone forms, and perform initial review of payment requests to ensure alignment with sub-grant payment schedule.
  • Collect requests for in-kind support for direct support recipients, and coordinate responses with technical teams to ensure that goods and services requested have been procured.
  • Assist with development of agreements and budgets for new grants and amendments for existing grants (as needed).
  • One grants and procurement specialist will be located in Goma, DRC; the other grants and procurement specialist will be located in Bukavu, DRC. Each specialist will work in conjunction with the other, under the direction of the Finance and Compliance manager.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field. An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively with senior and local government officials, civil society organizations (including women’s and minority groups), district government representatives, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives.
  • Experience working in the DRC, particularly in North and South Kivu.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms required.
  • Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral French required; working knowledge of English and/or Kiswahili strongly desired.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95698574

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/rw5qbnmjzm

How to apply:

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Charg de Subventions et dApprivoisement (Goma), USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Chargé de Subventions et d’Apprivoisement (Goma), USAID/DRC

Solutions for Peace and Recovery, République Démocratique du Congo

Profil d’Entreprise:
Management Systems International est une entreprise de développement international basée à Washington DC avec plus de 35 ans de contribution aux résultats dans le monde de développement. Nous travaillons dans des environnements en crises tels que le Pakistan, l’Afghanistan, le Sud Soudan et l’Iraq. MSI emploie plus de 800 experts dans les domaines de la gestion publique, du suivi et évaluation, de la gouvernance et l’anti-corruption à travers le monde entier. Pour plus d’informations sur MSI, veuillez consulter notre site web à www.msiworldwide.com . MSI est récemment devenu une entreprise de Tetra Tech.

Résume du Projet:
Le but du projet Solutions pour Paix et Rétablissement (SPR), qui sera mis en œuvre dans l’est de la RDC (Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu), est d’accroitre la cohésion sociale par l’inclusion des femmes et des groups marginalisés. SPR fournira également l’USAID/RDC avec la capacité de répondre aux opportunités dynamiques et uniques pour renforcer la paix, prévenir ou aider à la reprise d’un conflit dans les zones qui sont stratégiquement importants pour la stabilité de l’est de la RDC.

A noter: Le poste est réservé aux citoyens du RDC

Description du Poste:
MSI recherche actuellement d’expressions d’intérêt des candidats qualifiés pour un poste de Chargé de Subventions et d’Apprivoisement à long-terme pour un projet financé par l’USAID prévu à l’appui de la paix et du rétablissement de la RDC-est. SPR trouvera des solutions pour les causes spécifiques de conflit identifiés par les intervenants communautaires, mettra en œuvre des solutions participatives, et allouera des ressources pour le développement communautaire. Ce poste sera basé à Bukavu, en RDC.

Responsabilités :

  • Initier des sollicitations en conformité avec les règles et règlements de l’USAID.
  • Travailler avec le personnel technique pour établir des critères de sélection des bénéficiaires de subventions.
  • Mettre en place des comités de sélection, fournir aux membres des lignes directrices du processus de sélection et les critères de sélection.
  • Fixer des échéances et des calendriers pour les processus de sélection.
  • Assurer la liaison avec l’USAID sur la mise en place d’une base de données électronique des bénéficiaires accessibles à l’USAID et à tous les membres du consortium SPR.
  • Préparer le matériel et organiser des sessions de formation donataire, mettant l’accent sur le strict respect des règles et règlements de l’USAID.
  • Maintenir les dossiers de subvention électroniques qui comprennent les traqueurs donataires qui aident dans le suivi de la présentation des produits livrables et les processus de paiement et les décaissements.
  • Aider à la collecte et le dépôt des subventions nécessaires livrables, y compris les demandes de paiement mensuel et les formulaires d’étape, et d’effectuer l’examen initial des demandes de paiement pour assurer l’alignement avec le calendrier de paiement subvention.
  • Collecter les demandes de soutien en nature pour les bénéficiaires de soutien direct, et coordonner les interventions avec les équipes techniques afin d’assurer que les biens et services demandés ont été achetés.
  • Aider à l’élaboration d’accords et de budgets pour de nouvelles subventions et les modifications pour les subventions existantes (au besoin).
  • Un officier sera situé à Goma, RDC ; l’autre sera situé à Bukavu. Chaque spécialiste travaillera en collaboration avec l’autre, sous la direction du directeur des finances et de la conformité.

Qualifications:

  • Diplôme universitaire dans un domaine pertinent. Un diplôme d’études supérieures (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) est préféré.
  • Capacité démontrée à travailler efficacement avec de hauts responsables gouvernementaux et locaux, les organisations de la société civile (y compris les femmes et les groupes minoritaires), des représentants du gouvernement du district, l’intérêt public et des groupes communautaires et des représentants de l’industrie privée.
  • Expérience de travail en RDC, en particulier dans le Nord et le Sud-Kivu.
  • Maîtrise des plates-formes Microsoft Office.
  • Compétences de communication, de gestion et rapportage.
  • Maîtrise écrite et orale en français requis; connaissance pratique de l’anglais et/ou kiswahili fortement souhaitée.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Grants and Procurement Officer (Goma), USAID/DRC Solutions

for Peace and Recovery, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
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Project Summary: **
The goal of the Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) program, to be implemented in eastern DRC (North Kivu and South Kivu), is to increase social cohesion through inclusion of women and marginalized groups. SPR will also provide USAID/DRC with the ability to respond to dynamic, time-sensitive, and/or unique opportunities to reinforce peace, prevent or assist in the recovery from conflict in areas that are strategically important to the stability of eastern DRC.

This position is reserved for DRC citizens**

Position Summary:
MSI is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a long-term Grants and Procurement Officer position for an anticipated five-year USAID funded project in support of peace and recovery in the eastern DRC. The anticipated Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project is intended to find solutions to specific drivers of conflict identified by community stakeholders, implement participatory solutions, and allocate resources for community development. We are recruiting for one position to be based in Bukavu, DRC, and a second position to be based in Goma, DRC.

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate solicitations in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work with technical staff to establish grantee selection criteria.
  • Establish selection committees, providing members with selection process guidelines and selection criteria.
  • Set deadlines and schedules for selection processes.
  • Liaise with USAID on the establishment of an electronic database of grantees accessible to USAID and to all members of the SPR consortium.
  • Prepare material for and organize grantee training sessions, emphasizing strict compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Maintain updated paper and electronic grant records which include grantee trackers that assist in monitoring the submission of deliverables and payment processes and disbursements.
  • Assist with the collection and filing of required grants-related deliverables, including monthly payment requests and milestone forms, and perform initial review of payment requests to ensure alignment with sub-grant payment schedule.
  • Collect requests for in-kind support for direct support recipients, and coordinate responses with technical teams to ensure that goods and services requested have been procured.
  • Assist with development of agreements and budgets for new grants and amendments for existing grants (as needed).
  • One grants and procurement specialist will be located in Goma, DRC; the other grants and procurement specialist will be located in Bukavu, DRC. Each specialist will work in conjunction with the other, under the direction of the Finance and Compliance manager.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field. An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively with senior and local government officials, civil society organizations (including women’s and minority groups), district government representatives, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives.
  • Experience working in the DRC, particularly in North and South Kivu.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms required.
  • Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral French required; working knowledge of English and/or Kiswahili strongly desired.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI95698603

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/n4psvhww5y

How to apply:

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Fundraising & Events Intern

Organization: Internews Europe
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

Duration: 6 months from January 2017

Hours: Ideally 18 hours per week (days and hours negotiable).

About Us

Internews supports local media around the world to give communities at the grassroots level the information that they need to make informed choices about the world around them, to hold their elected representatives to account and help them better understand critical issues in their country.

We work at the nexus of media, information and development. Strengthening the media and making sure that people have access to trustworthy information is one of the most important conditions for enabling all other development activities to succeed.

We work in some of the most challenging environments in the world – from Myanmar to MENA region to the European Refugee route – and everywhere people need trusted information to understand the world around them, engage in conversations with their communities and leaders, make decisions, and act to improve their lives.

General Function.

This is a new position reporting directly the Head of Major Gifts, who has operational responsibility for our mission-led fundraising efforts among High Net worth Individuals, Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Donors in the UK and across Europe.

The major responsibility of the team is to generate funds from the private sector to support our work around the world.

Specific duties include.

  • Identify prospect Trusts & Foundations; corporates and Major Donors who could support Internews’ work;
  • Research and create mapping networks to enhance fundraising approaches;
  • Draft and send proposals and concept notes on behalf of the Head of Major Donors;
  • Gathering and analyzing biographical, financial, corporate and philanthropic information from a wide variety of sources using proprietary databases and research tools;
  • Producing detailed and qualified profiles on new prospects and influencers to maximize the organization’s fundraising capacity;
  • Working with the Events Committee to plan and execute our fundraising dinner and other events throughout the year;
  • Maintaining meticulous records on our Salesforce database to ensure all research is stored within Data Protection guidelines;
  • Taking and disseminating meeting minutes;
  • To develop good relations and maintain excellent communication channels with other teams and departments;
  • Run fundraising and activity reports on Salesforce;
  • Other duties as directed by the Head of Major Donors;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to assess, prioritize and manage a varied workload;
  • Research, data management and analysis skills;
  • Experience of prospect research, providing relevant high quality research reports and using CRM or similar database software (desirable); and
  • Knowledge of the fundraising process and the role of prospect research within it (desirable).

How to apply:

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@internews.eu

*Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed*

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Kenya: Grants Associate

Organization: Equality Now
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

Summary

Position available for a highly motivated and resourceful Grants Associate with strong writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to take initiative. Reporting to the Institutional Giving Manager, the Grants Associate will serve as an integral member of the Development team. The position requires close collaboration with program staff across all three regional offices – The Americas (New York), Europe (London), and Africa (Nairobi) – and across program areas. This important role will strengthen Equality Now’s capacity to be good stewards of project-related funding, ensuring that we are fulfilling donor requirements, while growing our base of institutional supporters. The role requires the ability to synthesize technical details into a compelling narrative, a respectful and team-oriented working style, and setting up efficient and effective systems for information management and coordination.

About Equality Now

Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to ensuring that women and girls around the world can live their lives free from violence and discrimination. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy, we envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights. Our issue areas encompass Legal Equality, Justice for Girls, and Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sex Trafficking and Sexual Violence.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of the grant process including ensuring timely submission, follow-up, and contract management.
  • Coordinate appropriate staff from different departments to ensure the inclusion of necessary information supporting proposal and reporting development.
  • Assist in the writing of proposals, reports, and other correspondence to funders.
  • Maintain annual and monthly grants calendar.
  • Create, organize and maintain donor files and archives
  • Research relevant grant opportunities and prospective institutional funders.
  • Track and report on outreach to prospective donors.

Requirements:

  • Passion for social justice issues, particularly women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality; understanding of the law, a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience in grant-writing and institutional fundraising, particularly with international and multi-lateral donors.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail with accuracy. Fluency in English; French is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately summarize large amounts of information
  • Open, thoughtful, and professional working attitude, including the ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues and partners internationally.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience in Raisers Edge or other fundraising software, a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@equalitynow.org with the subject line “Grants Associate.” Candidates selected for interview will be asked to furnish a writing sample and complete a written assignment. No calls please.

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United States of America: Cost & Pricing Analyst

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

Cost and Pricing Analyst

Department: Cost and Pricing

Based in Washington, DC

Up to % international travel – None

Reports to the Acting Director of Cost and Pricing

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI seeks a Cost and Pricing Analyst to provide support to the development of donor specific templates, review of cost proposals and budget realignments. The Cost and Pricing Analyst ensures that templates, budget notes and policies and practices align to the greatest extent possible with funder requirements and PSI policies. This role supports the unit in cost proposals, financial realignments and data analysis. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Acting Director of Cost and Pricing.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with program staff, including remote sites, to support cost proposal efforts in response to RFA/P’s and other funder solicitations.
  • Review and analyze budgets for accurateness, completeness, fee structure and indirect cost recovery.
  • Modify budget templates to meet specific needs of funder solicitations.
  • Provide guidance on various elements of costs, template and budget notes to support cost proposals.
  • Evaluate full cost recovery on proposals.
  • Provide cost and pricing support to Grants and Contracts, Finance, Program, field-based staff and other staff, especially around funder regulations and pricing models.
  • Assist program staff develop cost-related responses to post submission questions; support, as requested, staff participation in cost proposal clarifications or negotiations with client representatives.
  • Assist in developing and presenting training materials to programs staff.
  • Seek opportunities to streamline cost and pricing processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What are we looking for?

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and two (2) to four (4) years of work experience in similar role.
  • Experience with US government contracting rules and regulations is required.
  • Familiarity with Global Fund, CDC, DFID, KfW is a plus.
  • Experience with creating and managing budgets.
  • Strong computer skills and advanced ability working with spreadsheets and word processing; MS-Excel and MS-Word required.
  • Flexibility to assume a workload that frequently necessitates an adjustment of priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under time pressures.
  • French skills are a plus.
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position***.***

What would get us excited?

You have experience with cost proposals for USAID and PSI’s other funders especially CDC, Gates, the Global Fund, KfW and DfiD.

Trainer: You have experience preparing and presenting in-house training sessions. The C&P team presents trainings several times a year on various topics related to Cost & Pricing topics.

Team Player: Need to be able to work well in a team environment and support team members by balancing the workload.

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 7

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

PI95673893

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/msqqhjfz9f

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Malawi: Grants Manager

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

Palladium seeks a Grants Manager for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Malawi Ag Diversification for Incomes and Nutrition program. The Feed the Future Malawi Ag Diversification for Incomes and Nutrition activity contributes to USAID/Malawi’s Feed the Future goal of sustainably reducing poverty and stunting in eight districts of Central and Southern Malawi. This activity fosters inclusive and sustainable growth of Malawi’s agricultural sector and improves the nutritional status of women and children under five through a proven nutrition-sensitive approach of layering agriculture and nutrition behavior change interventions in rural communities, while increasing the competitiveness of high-value, nutrient-rich value chains through support for agricultural enterprises and increased access to markets and finance.

  • Ensures that grant management activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures
  • Draft grants manual and related program documents
  • Develop and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Maintain communication with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments;
  • Prepare and review grant documents
  • Review recipient reports and documentation for compliance with agreement/sub-agreement terms and conditions
  • Liaison with technical teams as required
  • Additional assignments in accordance with the needs of the program

  • Master degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or any other relevant field. Or Bachelor Degree with at least 10 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, or any other relevant field can be substituted for a Master

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with clients and project stakeholders

  • Prior experience in Sub-Saharan Africa required; previous experience in Malawi preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills required for working with project staff and beneficiaries

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance

  • Excellent communication skills are essential to write effectively and persuasively and be able to present information in a variety of settings and formats

  • Fluency in English required

  • Preference will be given to local candidates

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=S2F0ZS5CZWxsaW5nLjgzMjY5LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Head of Donor Reporting

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 23 Oct 2016

About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power t