United States of America: Demography and Health Technical Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 20 Mar 2017

Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor II: Demography and Health Technical Advisor

Policy, Evaluation and Communication Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington, VA
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP-II-P6-241

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

The Policy, Evaluation and Communication (PEC) Division within the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) creates the enabling environment for family planning. The PEC division works with partners within USAID and externally in order to promote effective family planning advocacy, policy, financing, and governance (policy); collect, analyze, and evaluate data for evidence-based decision making (evaluation); develop and implement communication efforts to influence attitudes, norms, and behaviors or beneficiaries and providers (communication). PEC provides technical leadership, strategic direction, and implementation oversight, support to field missions, partner coordination, and performance tracking for family planning, especially as a component of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. PEC also provides technical input for evaluation efforts across the population, health and nutrition sector.

INTRODUCTION:

The Demography and Health Technical Advisor (Advisor) serves in the PEC Division within the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in the Bureau for Global Health. The Advisor will contribute to the Global Health Bureau’s family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program by providing technical support in the design, implementation, and evaluation of data collection, monitoring, and data use efforts supported through PRH. S/he will support the FP/RH program broadly and the PEC Division specifically by participating in the team tasked with managing the GH’s flagship survey program, and the Demographic and Health Surveys Program (DHS). The Advisor will receive overall programmatic guidance from both the Senior Demographer of the Office of PRH, as well as the management team lead—the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)—of the DHS Program.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Demography and Health Technical Advisor will be responsible for:

DHS Program (45%):

· Participating as a member of the team tasked with managing the DHS Program contract, by contributing to the monitoring of the DHS contract’s technical and financial performance, and participating in planning activities regarding direction of the DHS Program.

· In collaboration with the DHS COR, providing technical and management support to the DHS Program on issues related to demography or FP/RH such as: developing and refining indicators; improving data collection and analysis to measure current and emerging issues; identifying innovative tools and techniques to meet data needs, improving data quality, and/or allowing for complex analyses; identifying and prioritizing research needs; and facilitating DHS data dissemination and use.

· Providing technical backstopping and support for DHS Program activities in selected countries.

· Traveling to support DHS planning, monitor DHS field activities, and facilitate DHS data use for evidence-based programming.

Office of Population and Reproductive Health (27%):

· Responding to the Office and Bureau demography and FP/RH information requests, through analyses of DHS and other data.

· Developing accurate interpretations and effective technical presentations for non-technical audiences, through the use of data visualization.

· Participating in technical collaborations with Global Health Data Collaborative, Track20, PMA2020, and other family planning data and measurement activities.

· Collaborating with Missions to assist with monitoring and evaluation (M&E), as needed, including the identification of data needs, promotion of data use, and provision of FP/RH measurement guidance.

Country Team (10%):

· Serving on country support team(s) as Country Lead, Alternate Country Lead, or FP point person.

· Traveling to assist the country team’s Mission, as needed.

Team support (10%):

· Providing technical advice to the management team supporting the inter-agency agreement with the US Census Bureau on an as needed basis.

· Collaborating with colleagues on development of scientific papers and presentations, particularly as related to priorities of the Office and/or the DHS Program.

· Participating in relevant working groups or global leadership priorities.

International and domestic travel approximately 15%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

· Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields international FP/RH programming and measurement, demography, data visualization, and population-based household survey methodology.

· Deepening knowledge of monitoring and evaluation as it relates to FP/RH efforts.

· Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.

· Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in demography, public health, or a related field, PhD preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the design and implementation of national population-based surveys and/or in monitoring and evaluation in the international health field, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

· Demonstrated experience in the analysis of survey data, particularly DHS data.

  • Advanced analytical skills and knowledge of demography and statistics, including multivariate techniques, and M&E methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to present analytic findings tailored to various audiences.

· Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application in low-income countries.

· Knowledge of population, family planning and reproductive health programming.

· Knowledge of child health, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases desirable.

· Knowledge of and experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation.

· Strong program management skills, especially as it relates to work plans, budgeting, results reporting, etc.

  • Familiarity with USAID assistance programs preferred.

· Excellent verbal and writing skills.

· Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

· Spanish or French language skills desirable.

  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by March 20, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

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How to apply:

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by March 20, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Consultant pour lAnalyse des Mdias, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 29 Mar 2017

Consultant pour l’Analyse des Médias, 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.

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Résumé 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 :
SPR recherche actuellement d’expressions d’intérêt des candidats qualifiés réaliser une analyse des médias pour identifier les programmes de radio sur la paix, l’inclusion sociale et/ou la résolution des conflits à Bukavu, Goma, Kabare, Kalehe, Masisi, Walikale et Walungu pour les études du niveau de base du projet SPR.

Livrables :

  • Des fiches remplies avec les informations des programmes de paix, l’inclusion sociale et/ou la résolution des conflits dans les territoires indiqués ci-dessus. Ces fiches devront être signées et cachetés par le responsable avec les numéros des téléphones et adresses emails.
  • Report finale qui comprendra :
  • Le nom du Programme et de la station radio qui le diffuse.
  • Fréquences de diffusion (quotidienne, hebdomadaire, mensuelles etc)
  • Durée de diffusion du programme.
  • Liste de toutes les stations par territoires.
  • Types de station radio (privées ou communautaire)

Responsabilités :

  • Conduire les interviews de face-à-face avec les responsables de stations radios, prises des photos avec les présentateurs des programmes sur la paix, l’inclusion sociale et/ou la résolution des conflits (s’ils sont présents au moment de l’interview).
  • Identifier les principales radios commerciales et l’une des principales radios communautaires ayant des programmes sur la paix et/ou la gestion des conflits dans chacun des 7 territoires du Nord Kivu et du Sud Kivu suivants : Bukavu, Goma, Kabere, Kalehe, Masisi, Wailekale, et Walungu.
  • Pour chaque radio, rencontrer la personne en charge des programmes sur la paix et/ou la gestion des conflits et identifier :
  • Le nombre total de programmes sur la paix et/ou la gestion des conflits.
  • La fréquence de diffusion de chaque programme (e.g. quotidien, mensuel, hebdomadaire, etc.)
  • La période ou durée de diffusion de chaque programme (e.g. de façon ininterrompue depuis combien de mois/ans, chaque mois de juillet et aout depuis combien d’ans, chaque année scolaire depuis combien d’ans, etc.)
  • Rédiger un rapport comprenant les données collectées.

Qualifications :

  • Diplôme universitaire dans un domaine pertinent comme le développement international, sciences politiques, géographie, sociologie, droit, études des femmes ou tout autre domaine pertinent. Un diplôme d’études supérieures (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) est préféré.
  • Une expérience prouvée et réussie d’au moins deux ans de travail dans la conduite d’évaluations ou analyses auprès d’acteurs de la société civile, communautaires, du secteur privé ou public.
  • Démontrer une connaissance et compréhension approfondie du contexte géographique, politique, et opérationnel dans le Sud Kivu et le Nord Kivu.
  • Excellentes compétences interpersonnelles et de communication interculturelle.
  • Expérience et capacité à anticiper les problèmes opérationnelles, les changements de contexte, et à respecter les délais.
  • Maitrise du français, du swahili, et d’au moins une langue locale parlée au Nord Kivu ou au Sud Kivu.
  • Une expérience dans le secteur de la gestion des conflits, cohésion sociale, paix, ou développement communautaire, ou avec des radios commerciales ou communautaires, est désirable.
  • Excellente compétences informatiques (Word, Outlook) pour la rédaction des rapports.

Seuls les candidats retenus pour une entrevue seront contactés. Aucun appel téléphonique, s’il vous plaît.

MSI est un employeur d’anciens combattants de l’EEO / AA / ADA.

Pour postuler: S’il vous plaît visitez notre site Web, www.msiworldwide.com

Media Analysis Consultant, 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.

**Please note: Citizens of the DRC are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:
SPR is currently seeking the services of a consultant to carry out a media analysis to identify radio programs on peace, social inclusion, and conflict resolution in Bukavu, Goma, Kabare, Kalehe, Masisi, Walikale, and Walungu for baseline studies for the SPR project.

Deliverables:

  • Completed files with information on peace, social inclusion, and resolution of conflict programs in the territories indicated hereabove. These files should be signed and organized with the telephone numbers and email addresses of each respective organization/contact.
  • A final report which will include:
  • The name of the program and the radio station which releases it.
  • The frequency of diffusion of the program.
  • The duration of the program
  • A list of all stations by territory
  • The type of radio station (private or community)

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with points of contact of radio stations, taking photos with the presenters of programs on peace, social inclusion, and conflict resolution if they are present at the moment when the interview takes place.
  • Identify principal commercial radio programs and one of the community radios holding programs on peace and or the management of conflict in each of the following seven territories in North and South Kivu: Bukavu, Goma, Kabere, Kalehe, Masisi, Wailekale, and Walungu.
  • For each radio, encounter the person in charge of programs on peace and management of conflicts and identify:
  • The total number of programs on peace and/or management of conflicts.
  • The frequency of each program (e.g., weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.)
  • The period or the duration that each program has been disseminated (e.g., in an uninterrupted fashion for how many years/months, each month of June/July for how many years, each school year for how many years, etc.)
  • Produce a report including all information collected.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field such as international development, political science, geography, sociology, law, women’s studies or other relevant field. An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Proven track record and success with at least two years of work in conducting evaluations or analyses of civil society, community, or public/private sector actors.
  • A good understanding of the geographic and operational context in South and North Kivu.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural competencies.
  • Experience with and capacity to anticipate operational questions, changes in context, and to respect deadlines.
  • Fluent in French and Swahili, and at a minimum one other local language spoken in North or South Kivu.
  • Experience in the conflict management sector, social cohesion, peace, or community development, or with commercial or community radios, is desirable.
  • Experience working with reporting software (e.g., Word, Outlook).

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

PI96979013

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Consultant pour Les Femmes dans les Gouvernances, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 29 Mar 2017

Consultant pour Les Femmes dans les Gouvernances, 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.
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Résumé 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 :
SPR recherche actuellement d’expressions d’intérêt des candidats qualifiés pour établir le niveau de base de nombre des femmes dans les structures officielles de gouvernance au niveau local et dans les structures de gouvernance traditionnelle à Bukavu, Goma, Kabare, Kalehe, Masisi, Walikale, et Walungu pour le projet SPR. Le consultant conduira les interviews de face-à-face avec les responsables de chaque structure étudiée, prises des photos avec eux (s’ils sont présents au moment de l’interview)

Livrables :

  • Des fiches remplis avec les informations sur le nombre de femmes dans les structures formelles de gouvernance au niveau local (territoires, localités, et villages) et leurs emails/téléphones.
  • Des fiches remplis avec les informations sur le nombre de femmes dans les structures de gouvernance traditionnelles (parmi le notable) ainsi que leurs contacts (numéros de téléphone et email si possible).
  • Report finale sur le nombre de femmes dans les structures de gouvernance formelles et traditionnelles, qui comprendra :
  • Le nom des territoires, localités, et villages où les données sont recueillies.
  • Cordonnées (nom et numéro de téléphone) du responsable de chaque structure étudiée.
  • Pourcentage global de femmes dans les structures officielles de gouvernance au niveau local.
  • Pourcentage global de femmes dans les structures de gouvernance traditionnelle.
  • Des citations remarquables avec des photographies tirées de structures de gouvernance formelle et traditionnelle.

Qualifications :

  • Diplôme universitaire dans un domaine pertinent comme le développement international, sciences politiques, géographie, sociologie, droit, études des femmes ou tout autre domaine pertinent. Un diplôme d’études supérieures (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) est préféré.
  • Une expérience prouvée et réussie d’au moins deux ans de travail dans la conduite d’évaluations ou analyses basés sur le genre avec la société civile, le secteur privé ou public.
  • Démontrer une connaissance et compréhension approfondie du contexte géographique, politique, et opérationnel dans le Sud Kivu et le Nord Kivu.
  • Excellentes compétences interpersonnelles et de communication interculturelle.
  • Expérience et capacité à anticiper les problèmes opérationnelles, les changements de contexte, et à respecter les délais.
  • Maitrise du français, du swahili, et d’au moins une langue locale parlée au Nord Kivu ou au Sud Kivu.
  • Une expérience dans le secteur de la gestion des conflits, cohésion sociale, paix, ou développement communautaire est désirable.
  • Excellente compétences informatiques (Word, Outlook) pour la rédaction des rapports.

Seuls les candidats retenus pour une entrevue seront contactés. Aucun appel téléphonique, s’il vous plaît.

MSI est un employeur d’anciens combattants de l’EEO / AA / ADA.

Pour postuler: S’il vous plaît visitez notre site Web, www.msiworldwide.com

Women in Governance Consultant, 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.

**Citizens of the DRC are encouraged to apply

Position Summary:
SPR is currently seeking the services of a consultant to establish a baseline of the number of women in formal local governance structures and in traditional governance structures in Bukavu, Goma, Kabare, Kalehe, Masisi, Wailekale, and Walungu, DRC. The consultant will conduct face-to-face interviews with the leader of each structure surveyed and take photographs (if the leader is present at the time the consultant is conducting the survey).

Deliverables:
The consultant will complete the following deliverables over the course of the consultancy:

  • Provide a list of the total number of women in formal local governance structures (and their contact details) in the above-named areas.
  • Provide a list of the total number of women in traditional governance structures (and their contact details) in the above-named areas.
  • Provide a report on the number of women in formal local governance structures and in traditional governance structures, which includes:
  • Name of territories, localities, villages/towns where data collected.
  • Contact information (name and telephone number) of leader of each structure surveyed.
  • Overall percentage of women in formal local governance structures.
  • Overall percentage of women in traditional governance structures.
  • Notable quotes with photographs from formal and traditional governance structures.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field such as international development, political science, geography, sociology, law, women’s studies or other relevant field**.** An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Proven track record of 2 or more years conducting gender assessments or analysis of civil society, private, or public sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of geographical, operational, and political context in North and South Kivu.
  • Experience and ability to anticipate changes in context, operational issues, and to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication.
  • Fluency in French and Swahili and at least one additional local language spoken in North or South Kivu
  • Experience in women’s empowerment, peace-building, social cohesion, or community development is desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills.

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

PI96978985

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India: Regional Business Systems Analyst and Monitoring Advisor, Asia

Organization: Population Services International
Country: India
Closing date: 26 Mar 2017

Regional Business Systems Analyst and Monitoring Advisor, Asia

Location: preference for Delhi, India; other locations within region negotiable

Up to 50**%** regional/international travel

Reports to the Technical Director, Asia Region with dotted line to Deputy Director, Evidence for Implementation

Be Part of Something Powerful and Different

Are you a management consultant with a hunger to contribute beyond the bottom line? A business analyst looking to put your skills to work on behalf of the people who need them most? If so, we’ve got a GREAT opportunity for you!

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (better known as “PSI”), a global health non-profit. We aim to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan their families by marketing affordable health products and services (think mosquito nets, condoms, HIV testing and more). We are a $640m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 60 countries. Check out www.psi.org for more on what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Join us!

PSI seeks a Business Systems Analyst and Monitoring Advisor for Asia to provide support to PSI’s global mission. The Regional Business Systems Analyst and Monitoring Advisor (BSA/MA) will provide strategic leadership, capacity building support, and technical assistance to PSI projects and underlying business systems in the Asia region. The BSA/MA will be expected to work across multiple levels of the organization and may be involved in various activities from defining strategy to scoping out requirements for projects to creating system architecture to supporting continuous improvement in technology and processes. Flowing from systems analysis, the successful candidate will ensure that strong MIS are designed and meaningful indicators are measured, facilitating better decision-making and stronger programs.

Reporting to the Technical Director, Asia Region, the post is part of the larger Asia Regional Technical Team providing technical support to the countries in Asia in which PSI operates. This position is expected to be based in Delhi, India.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Regional Business Systems Analyst collaborates across PSI countries (often called “Network Members”) to accomplish the following:

Business Process Improvement

  • Interview stakeholders to elicit, analyze and document functional and non-functional requirements for information system projects, including those using mobile applications
  • Formulate solutions that meet the Network Members’ business requirements and scope.
  • Analyze existing business processes to identify gaps and areas of improvement. Focus on process deconstruction, design and process improvement
  • Document as-is and to-be process scenarios, the differences between both, and the implementation plan necessary for the organization to adopt the to-be process
  • Participate in root cause analysis to recommend product enhancements or other appropriate actions to improve productivity for both the business units and IT

MIS

  • Design and implement dashboards for the presentation and analysis of routine data
  • Provide guidance on use of mobile health technologies for the collection and utilization of monitoring data, and their integration into program delivery
  • Develop and implement MIS and data quality assessments
  • Actively support the development and implementation of PSI’s global Management Information System (DHIS2)

Monitoring & Evaluation Oversight, Capacity Building, and Dissemination

  • Oversee development and improvement of M&E plans and logical frameworks as part of new business development or project start-up/revision.
  • Build capacity among country-level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and MIS staff to (i) effectively elicit requirements from system users (ii) design and oversee data collection systems/processes, and (iii) analyze, interpret and disseminate results
  • Provide technical supervision of country-level staff, as appropriate
  • Review and determine budgets for delivery of technical assistance to Network Members
  • Serve as the liaison between technical departments in PSI headquarters and Asia Network members

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, management information systems, computer science, or aligned work experience
  • At least 3 years of experience identifying and documenting business requirements at multiple levels, and across complex projects that impact several systems and functional areas
  • Ability to learn quickly, understanding organizational interdependencies and potential impacts to project planning or implementation
  • Experience with database management and MIS design/configuration, preferably DHIS2
  • Ability to develop partnerships with internal senior management, external donors, and NGOs
  • Experience managing multiple projects and teams in a variety of environments
  • Proven experience successfully building capacity in and mentoring information systems staff
  • Excellent analysis and writing skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English required

Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in low-income countries, work in public health, and knowledge of social marketing. Familiarity with donor-funded international development projects a major plus. The preferred repertoire of desired expertise/skills aslo includes:

  • Experience in Agile development
  • Ability to document process flows using UML with a process flow tool like MS Visio or PowerPoint
  • Documented experience working on enterprise solutions utilizing CRM or ERP solutions
  • Experience with mobile health technologies
  • Experience developing learning materials

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 7

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Kenya: Consultancy for Corporate Philanthropy Research in Kenya

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

1. Background and Context

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been working in East Africa since 1974 and pursues innovative solutions to the seemingly intractable problems that lead to poverty. AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectoral initiatives that includes programmes in sustainable economic development, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.

2. About the Project

The Aga Khan Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are together supporting a four-year project (2014-2018) called Yetu Initiative. Yetu means “Ours” in Kiswahili, and the Initiative is supporting Kenyans to come forward and say, “These are our concerns, these are our solutions and these are our contributions.” Yetu is working to strengthen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to cultivate a culture of community philanthropy. Community philanthropy occurs when citizens take lead in addressing their community’s needs by mobilizing their own capital, including both financial and non-financial resources. Community philanthropy enhances local ownership and empowerment, reduces donor dependency, and creates greater and more sustainable impact.

The Yetu Initiative is supporting Kenyan CSOs to develop a “Community of Practice” that strengthens their assets and capacity and supports them to build trust. Building trust between CSOs and the communities they serve provides a lasting foundation of local support into the future. Yetu believes that by improving communication and capacity, CSOs can encourage more support for their missions and better demonstrate that they have successfully used that support to impact issues that their communities care about.

Yetu Initiative is working on building local civic engagement capacity through three objectives;

1) Build at least 8 alliances between CSOs, Foundations, and businesses that mobilize at least $1 million in assets for local development needs;

2) Improve the organizational capacity of 200 Kenyan CSOs, enabling stronger development outcomes;

3) Improve the Kenyan cultural and technological environment for community philanthropy.

3. Purpose of the study

Beyond the routine monitoring and evaluation of project activities, research and learning is one of the pre-eminent themes running throughout all components of the Yetu Initiative. Therefore, in addition to the three programmatic objectives, the Yetu Initiative is contributing to the existing body of knowledge on the potential of community philanthropy as a mechanism for; enhancing local ownership and control over development priorities, strengthen organizational sustainability, reduce donor dependency and thereby result in greater development impact. Specifically, this study will focus on the assessment of the landscape of corporate giving in Kenya. The study will also assess whether there have been any factors that have prevented business organisations in Kenya from substantially contributing to local community development through the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). [1]CSR can be defined as the duty of the companies to the development of its stakeholders, and to the avoidance and correction of any negative consequences caused by business activities.

4. Justification for the study

This study will focus on establishing the key drivers and deterrents to corporate giving to local CSOs by business organizations in Kenya. The findings will broadly inform CSOs on how to engage with businesses and the private sector to catalyse corporate giving. This is an instrumental strategy for the Yetu Initiative to capacity build local CSOs and enable them tap into local corporate giving for fund raising. The study will also provide pertinent information on the landscape of corporate giving in Kenya to different stakeholders involved in community philanthropy.

5. Study Objectives

The basic question that this study aim to address is ‘what is the state of corporate giving in Kenya’? Therefore, this study will generally assess the landscape of corporate giving in Kenya. Specifically, the study will:

  1. Map out the players in the corporate community philanthropy in Kenya
  2. Assess the processes and criteria employed by corporates in Kenya for determining the CSOs and projects to support, thematic areas for support and resource allocation
  3. Establish the key drivers and deterrents of corporate giving to local CSOs in Kenya

6. Scope of study

The study will examine a number of business or private sector institutions which includes corporate and SMEs operating in Kenya. The institutions will be drawn from various sectors.

The institutions will include:

  • Multinationals & local companies listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange
  • Small & Medium Enterprises drawn from Top 100 SME Companies (initiative by Nation Media Group)-Will include key companies that may not be listed.
  • Multinational, Regional or National (Not listed on the NSE) e.g. GE, Unilever, Microsoft

These corporates will cut across various sectors including:

  • Information, Communication and Technology (ICT Sector)
  • Finance and Banking Sector
  • Pharmaceutical and health Sector
  • Industrial and manufacturing sector
  • Retail Sector
  • Extractives Sector
  • Transport and infrastructure sector
  • Agriculture sectorTourism and hospitality sector
  • Building and construction

Key Study Questions

  1. Who are the players in the corporate community philanthropy in Kenya and their annual contributions?
  2. What are the factors contributing to the rise of corporate foundations?
  3. What processes and criteria are employed by corporates in Kenya in determining the CSOs and projects to support or thematic areas for support and who makes the decisions on giving?
  4. How do corporates allocate CSR resources [financial budgets, in-kind giving (products, services, volunteering)]?
  5. What CSR activities are currently ongoing in Kenya and how are the local CSOs involved in them?
  6. What is the perception of the role of CSOs by corporate foundations?
  7. How do companies align their CSR with their business strategy or development needs?
  8. How do companies align their CSR with the global SDGs?
  9. Who is in charge of corporate responsibility within the different companies and what are their qualifications?
  10. How do corporates engage their employees in the CSR processes within and without their institutions and the CSOs or projects they implement?
  11. What strategies are used by corporates in measurement and reporting on their giving?
  12. What is the sustainability and vision of corporate giving in Kenya?
  13. How are regulations/policies on Corporate Responsibility in Kenya employed by corporates? Are they aware of the them and implementing them.

Scope of work

  1. Undertake review of key Yetu Initiative documents, philanthropy related documents and corporate /business documents
  2. Design study and sampling
  3. Design quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and review where deemed necessary
  4. Develop and present the inception report and review where deemed necessary.
  5. Carry out data collection using the agreed tools
  6. Carry out a comprehensive analysis of the data gathered in line with study objectives
  7. Validate data with the reference group and other stakeholders
  8. Present findings to AKF and its key stakeholders.
  9. Finalize the evaluation report, print and disseminate to stakeholders.

7. Reference Group

The Yetu Initiative has reached out to a pool of like-minded partners with interest and experience in corporate philanthropy to constitute a core team that will drive the study This will be the Reference Group for the study. The partners are expected to bring in their expertise in corporate philanthropy as well as pool in resources to enable implementation of the study.

Yetu will also be involved with a wider network of stakeholders from its Community of Practice and other associations and networks involved in community philanthropy in Kenya.

8. Research Methodology

The study will employ a mixed methods cross-sectional design to enable collection of both quantitative and qualitative data sequentially. This approach assumes that the collection of various types of data will provide a deeper understanding of the research problem posed. The qualitative open-ended interviews will be used to collect detailed views from the corporates and to define more clearly some of the reasoning behind how corporates structure the philanthropy process. The quantitative aspect will employ a questionnaire to collect data mainly on trends. The study will also involve a comprehensive desk review of secondary information (including research reports, media publications, social media chats and blogs) to augment the primary findings.

9. Deliverables

The consultant will prepare and deliver the following deliverables within agreed timelines

a) An inception report with the proposed study design, methodology, samples, tools and procedures for data collection and plan for data analysis.

b) First and second draft of the study report in soft copy for review by AKF Yetu Initiative.

c) A final study report in MS Word, plus relevant appendices

d) An MS PowerPoint summary of the study report

e) All datasets in MS Excel or MS Access

f) All instruments used in the data collection

10. Study Timelines

The timelines of the study will be from early March to mid -April 2017 a duration of 45 days (including final report submission)

11. Payment Schedule

The financial proposal should include study costs including daily consultant rates and total consultancy fees. The consultancy payments will be made in tranches depending on milestone deliverables especially on the reports.

12. Consultants Requirements

The consultant is expected to meet the minimum requirements outlined below:

  • Must have an advanced degree preferably a post graduate degree in social sciences, development or business related course.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in donor mapping research, local philanthropy research or implementation in Kenya.
  • Must have carried out corporate philanthropy research within the last 3 years in Kenya
  • Data management skills and must be conversant with qualitative and quantitative analysis soft wares including SPSS and N-Vivo
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Provide 3 references for corporate philanthropy studies conducted

[1*] An Institutional Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility in Kenya, Judy Muthuri and Victoria Gilbert*

How to apply:

1. Submission Details

All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their proposals via email to yetuinitiative@akfea.org by 10th March, 2017 with the email title ‘Yetu Corporate Philanthropy Research’. The submissions will include:

1) Technical proposal (not exceeding 15 pages): The technical proposal should reflect the consultants/firm’s understanding of the TORs and how they will undertake all the tasks outlined in the Scope of Work.

  • The consultant/firm will also provide a detailed plan of specific activities and timetable for carrying out the assignment
  • Resumes of proposed lead consultant and team with relevant experience and references. Note: The lead consultant mentioned in the proposal is expected to steer the study with no replacements.
  • Firm’s application must include all copies of statutory requirements.

2) Financial Proposal: The consultant/firm shall propose a realistic cost estimate for this assignment, including a breakdown of the budget and justification of expenses. The budget shall include only those costs that can be directly attributed to the activities proposed. This should be submitted separately from the Technical Proposal.

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United States of America: Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Mar 2017

Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor III/IV: Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor
Research and Policy Division, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington, VA
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP-II-P6-242

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN) serves as USAID’s technical and policy lead on maternal and newborn health, child survival, immunization, nutrition and environmental health, with a focus on ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Cross-cutting activities managed by the Office in support of this goal address private sector partnerships, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. The Office comprises the following functional divisions: Maternal and Newborn Health Division; Child Health and Immunization Division; Nutrition and Environmental Health Division; and Research and Policy Division.

INTRODUCTION:

The Senior Knowledge Management Advisor (Senior Advisor) will work within MCHN’s Research and Policy Division (RP), which is responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance, and coordination to advance the integrated use of policy, data, research and development to accelerate the uptake, scale and sustained and effective use of maternal, newborn, child, and environmental health and nutrition programming. The Division brings together a multidisciplinary team of implementation research, technology development, policy, and monitoring and evaluation experts who manage a portfolio of activities. Staff in this Division also works in conjunction with other USAID staff in Washington and the field, as well as with other partners, employing analytical and policy tools to reduce mortality, severe morbidity, and advance sustained development.

The Senior Advisor will serve as an agency-wide technical resource supporting the goals of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and an AIDS-Free Generation, and contributing to other activities such as the President’s Malaria Initiative. The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from the Senior Implementation Research Advisor or designee as his/her onsite manager.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Knowledge Management Advisor will be responsible for:

Centralized Project Management Activities (45%)

● Leading and supporting public health activities focused on research, research introduction/utilization, and knowledge management to advance state-of-the-art activities that lead to public health impact for one or more agreements/contracts.

● Evaluating and helping to coordinate centrally administered programs/projects in line with USAID policies and procedures. Helping to monitor program, financial, reporting, and accountability processes.

Agency-Wide Technical Resource (25%)

● Serving as a technical expert and advisor for research translation, policy, and knowledge management for maternal and child health, nutrition, and behavioral public health programs/projects, as well as the use of knowledge management and policy tools for other technical health related areas for global and agency-wide application.

● Developing and strengthening tools, and developing novel approaches to drive the creation, capture, translation, sharing and application of knowledge to a range of stakeholders.

● Advising USAID Missions, partner country governments, and other stakeholders on new developments and effective approaches, articulating the benefits of interventions to effectively reach specific target audiences, from high-level government and opinion leaders to technical audiences and community groups.

● Preparing or coordinating preparation of reports and analyses, briefings, publications, and other means of promoting wide understanding of improved knowledge methods and public health practice.

● Serving as a technical expert for one or more priority technical areas under the health research program.

● Participating in research development, design and implementation efforts; adaptation and uptake of research findings, and the development and introduction of new/existing products into field programs aimed at accelerating the introduction and scaled use of interventions with public health impact in support of the goals of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and an AIDS-Free Generation, as well as contributing to other activities such as the President’s Malaria Initiative.

Program/Project Development (23%)

● Undertaking analyses of programmatic gaps and opportunities, applying knowledge management principles, and developing strategies as part of a coordinated portfolio of, as appropriate, applied research and technology development, health services research/implementation research, and research introduction/utilization activities contributing to the introduction and ultimate at scale use of interventions with public health impact.

● Leading the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, methodologies developed and other research outputs of the health research program.

● Coordinating knowledge capturing, sharing and strategic learning to accelerate the research-to-use process, and ensuring the alignment of knowledge management activities with USAID program cycle goals. Building capacity for learning and knowledge-sharing through effective approaches relevant to the achievement of Global Health priorities.

● Tracking and applying best practices in research translation, policy, and knowledge management, and working with activity leaders to incorporate new or improved learning tools. Analyzing and keeping abreast of reports, relevant press articles and other documentation that relates to selected maternal, child, and nutrition and other health activities. Working with country partners and global stakeholders as needed.

LEVEL IV

An Advisor at the level IV will be further responsible for:

● Participating in technical negotiations and advising management on key issues/constraints to program/project development.

● Assuming a leadership role in identifying critical knowledge gaps and needs related to project management and strategic directions.

● Attending conferences and meetings, for the purpose of professional and scientific interchange, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional colleagues and institutions.

● Liaising with other US Government agencies, donor organizations, multilateral banks, private voluntary organizations, US universities, and professional organizations to coordinate with USAID programs, policies, and approaches in the sector.

● Coordinating the development of strategies, plans, program guidance, and application of research and research introduction learnings for Agency-wide incorporation into public health programs.

International and domestic travel approximately 25%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

● Keeping abreast of the state of the art research and advances in the fields of knowledge management research and program development.

● Deepening knowledge of working with country partners and global stakeholders in support of USG maternal and child health and nutrition programming.

● Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.

● Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

● Master’s degree or higher in public health or a related social science field.

● Knowledge of research translation/utilization and policy, program design, and implementation, as well as direct experience in translating research into use.

● Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site and multidisciplinary team-based organizational structure, including partners and other collaborators.

● Demonstrated technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on and providing expert coordination of complex projects in a highly sensitive environment.

● Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills.

● Demonstrated ability to organize workload, respond to multiple demands, and meet short deadlines.

● Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.

● Ability to work well in a culturally diverse and team-based environment.

● Proficiency with French or Spanish preferred.

● Ability to travel internationally.

US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:

TECHNICAL ADVISOR III

Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in research, research utilization and/or knowledge management for global health programs, with at least three to five (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR IV

Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience in research, research utilization and/or knowledge management for global health programs, with at least five (5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

How to apply:

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

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Jordan: Market and Value Chains Analyst

Organization: iMMAP
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 12 Mar 2017

Position: Multiple positions: Market and Value Chains Analyst

Organization: Regional Food Security Analysis Network (FAO and iMMAP)

Project Title: Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN)

Duty Station: Multiple Duty Stations (Jordan, Turkey, Iraq) with frequent travel in the region

Duration: 3 months, with possible extension based on availability of funding and performance

Closing Date: 12 March, 2017

ORGANISATION

The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) is a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and iMMAP (an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), and is funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) and FAO.

The partnership is unique and builds upon the complementary qualities of both entities. FAO has the global mandate in food security, has proven capacity in food security information and early warning systems, and is a co-coordinator of the global Humanitarian Food Security Cluster system. iMMAP has extensive expertise in Information Management and Humanitarian Coordination and has a strong presence in the sub-region affected by the Syria and Iraq crises.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Market and Value Chains Analyst will be responsible for mapping and analysing market systems (commodity and non-commodity market systems, services, income and labour market systems), as well as supporting the development of training course material using commonly used Market Mapping and Analysis tools. This person will regularly travel to countries in the region to meet with RFSAN focal points and partners, and provide training facilitation.

This expert will fall under the overall technical supervision of the RFSAN Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), while daily technical supervision will be provided by the Senior Market and Value Chain Analyst. Working also closely with the Information Management Coordinator and other colleagues, the Market Analyst ensures that program operations meet the highest standard and are supportive of regional and global FAO and iMMAP strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Ø Provide in-depth analysis on key agricultural commodity and non-commodity market systems and value chains for the Syria sub-region based on prioritized demand.

Ø Identify key areas of change in market systems compared to pre-crisis, and provide recommendations for programming interventions by humanitarian and livelihoods responders.

Ø Assist in developing monitoring plans to regularly track changes in key market systems profiles and how these impact the livelihoods of affected populations;

Ø Assist in the development of material for a training curriculum on market analysis tools in emergencies e.g. PCMA, EMMA.

Ø Assist in provide ad-hoc analysis and review of analysis text that are related to RFSAN products.

Ø Assist in quality control of quarterly products in terms of messaging and ensuring products are focused to their target audience.

Ø Explore, evaluate and present new country and project funding opportunities that leverage impact and integrate initiatives and activities; support and direct related fund-raising activities with both institutional and private donors.

Ø Establish personal credibility with the RFSAN team, and contribute to creating an organizational culture of accountability, responsibility and quality of services.

Ø Where appropriate, represent the RFSAN project team with national and international donors, partners, media, and participate in local community activities.

CHAIN OF COMMAND
The RFSAN Market and Value Chains Analyst reports, through the senior Market and Value Chains Analyst, to the RFSAN CTA and works in close cooperation with, and guidance from senior staff on the RFSAN Programme.

SECURITY

The officer will follow security protocols as specified by the iMMAP Global Security Manager and FAO security protocols in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ø At least 5 years’ experience in emergency response and/or recovery environment;

Ø At least 5 years’ experience in conducting primary and secondary data collection for market and agricultural value chain analysis with list of published work;

Ø Sound knowledge of the existing emergency market system mapping and analysis tools (EMMA, PCMA), familiar with systemic analysis and the M4P approaches;

Ø Experience working in the Livelihoods and Food Security sectors;

Ø Experience in leading field based teams;

Ø Masters degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline;

Ø Thorough knowledge of the United Nations cluster system and how it operates;

Ø Proven fund raising capabilities and a track record of dealing with donors.

Ø Proven track record of Capacity building and facilitation.

Ø Knowledge of cash based programming would be an advantage

Ø Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage

How to apply:

Apply at http://immap.eu/ with a cover letter, CV and three references.

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Guatemala: Investigador/Analista de Informática Forense

Organization: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 22 Feb 2017

RESPONSABILIDADES PRINCIPALES
El/La Investigador(a)/Analista de Informática Forense implementará estrategias, técnicas y planes de investigación y análisis de información, según le sea asignado. El/La Investigador(a)/Analista de Informática Forense reportará a la Jefatura de la Sección de Informática Forense.
FUNCIONES PRINCIPALES
• Realizar las investigaciones y análisis de información de casos, procesos o proyectos que se le asignen.
• Realizar extracciones forenses digitales a diferentes sistemas y equipos informáticos (Computadores, Servidores, dispositivos de red), teléfonos celulares, tabletas digitales o cualquier dispositivo de almacenamiento externo, utilizando para ello herramientas forenses como FTK, Encase, UFED, Raptor, Caine, etc.
• Realizar análisis de información de la evidencia digital mediante la utilización de equipos y software forenses (FTK, Encase, UFED).
• Administrar las herramientas informáticas y analíticas que le sean asignadas por la Jefatura del Departamento de Investigación y Litigio.
• Crear protocolos necesarios para la correcta recolección, conservación y almacenamiento de evidencia digital.
• Coadyuvar con los equipos de investigación y otros analistas en la adecuada recolección, evaluación, procesamiento, análisis y diseminación de la información de los diversos casos, procesos o proyectos, especialmente en aquellos que se requiera el manejo de la evidencia digital.
• Realizar informes técnicos, informes contextuales, temáticos y desarrollar los proyectos que se le asignen.
• Orientar y asesorar a los encargados de las investigaciones a las que se incorpore con base en los resultados objetivos de sus análisis.
• Digitar información en las bases de datos que se requieran con base en las funciones asignadas.
• Realizar análisis de información de documentos, desplegados o registros telefónicos, reportes de transacciones, o cualquier otro documento, formato o información de interés.
• Utilizar herramientas informáticas analíticas de visualización de la información para eventos, relaciones telefónicas, relaciones de personas, utilización de mapas geográficos, etc.
• Participar en reuniones informativas y procesos de planificación y desarrollo del Departamento de Investigación y Litigio, o de la Sección que se le requiera, asignándosele responsabilidades adicionales a los casos de investigación.
• Revisar y analizar documentos seleccionados y aportados por otros equipos, y determinar la información esencial que debe ser procesada y analizada.
Términos de referencia
TÍTULO:
Investigador/Analista de Informática Forense
UNIDAD ORGANIZACIONAL:
Sección de Informática Forense
NIVEL:
P-2
DURACION:
1 año, con periodo de prueba de 3 meses
FECHA DE REVISION :
Febrero 2017
FECHA DE INICIO:
De preferencia inmediata
• Elaborar notas, informes y estudios concisos y complementarios sobre las investigaciones y análisis de información.
• Conducir o apoyar investigaciones y análisis adicionales requeridos por la Jefatura del Departamento.
• Testificar en la Corte, Tribunales de Justicia o ante cualquier autoridad en caso de ser requerido.
• Servir como perito o técnico de análisis de información (contextual, técnica, telefónica, etc.) y de informática forense en la Corte, Tribunales de Justicia o ante cualquier autoridad exponiendo la metodología, conclusiones y cualquier otro aspecto de sus informes o productos analíticos según sea requerido.
• Realizar las funciones administrativas que le sean asignadas para la implementación de las políticas y procedimientos del Departamento de Investigación y Litigio.
• Informar de forma oportuna a la Jefatura del Departamento de Investigación y Litigio de todos sus análisis en las investigaciones y análisis de información de casos, procesos o proyectos que se le asignen.
• Velar por que todas las políticas, instrucciones, circulares, reglamentos, etc. emitidos por la Jefatura del Departamento, el Comisionado o la Comisión en general se cumplan.
COMPETENCIAS
• Profesionalismo: Conocimiento de metodologías y fuentes de investigación, incluidas fuentes electrónicas de Internet, intranet y otras bases de datos. Destreza en la identificación y análisis de problemas/temas y participación en la resolución de los mismos. Experiencia en la interacción y enlace con analistas, investigadores, policía y otros profesionales. Habilidad para trabajar dentro de estrictos plazos de tiempo y bajo presión y estrés. Habilidad en planificar su propio trabajo y la del equipo a que pertenece, y manejar las prioridades que pudieran ser conflictivas. Deberá incorporar la perspectiva de género respetando la participación equitativa de mujeres y hombres en todas las áreas de trabajo. Deberá ser discreto y respetuoso de los procedimientos de seguridad.
• Comunicación: Se comunica en forma oral y escrita con claridad y eficiencia; tiene la habilidad de escuchar a otros, interpretar los mensajes correctamente y responder apropiadamente a los mismos; formula preguntas para clarificar y demuestra interés en tener una comunicación abierta. Tiene la habilidad de preparar y presentar informes en forma comprensible.
• Trabajo en equipo: Trabaja en colaboración con colegas en el logro de objetivos organizacionales; solicita datos valorando las ideas y la experiencia de los demás y está dispuesto a aprender de la experiencia de los demás; pone las prioridades del equipo antes de las personales; apoya y actúa de acuerdo con la decisión final del grupo, incluso cuando tal decisión podrían no reflejar enteramente su opinión; comparte el reconocimiento de los logros del equipo y comparte las responsabilidades por los fracasos del mismo. Es capaz de trabajar como parte de equipos multidisciplinarios y multiculturales.
• Planificación y organización Desarrolla objetivos claros consistentes con las estrategias acordadas; identifica actividades y tareas prioritarias; se ajusta a las prioridades como sea necesario; destina el tiempo y los recursos apropiados para completar su trabajo; prevé los riesgos y está preparado para eventualidades; supervisa y ajusta los planes y acciones como sea necesario; administra el tiempo de forma eficiente.
• Responsabilidad: Asume responsabilidad de sus cometidos; entrega los resultados de su trabajo del cual es responsable en el tiempo, coste y estándares de calidad estimados; opera de acuerdo a los reglamentos y regulaciones de la Organización; apoya al equipo, supervisa y asume las responsabilidad por la delegación de asignaciones; toma responsabilidad personal por sus limitaciones y las de la unidad de trabajo, si aplicase.
• Capacidad tecnológica: Está al día de la tecnología disponible; entiende la aplicabilidad y limitaciones de la tecnología al trabajo de la oficina; busca activamente aplicar tecnología a las tareas apropiadas; muestra disposición de aprender nueva tecnología. Practica en uso de Raptor, Helix, Spada, Caine y conocimiento de los estándares y normas internacionales utilizados para el manejo de la evidencia digital (ISO IEC 27037, RFC 3227, regulaciones internacionales como la IOCE, etc.), conocimiento avanzado en sistemas operativos de Microsoft, Linux y Mac OS redes de computadores, equipos de seguridad informática, normas técnicas internacionales en el sistema de gestión de seguridad de la información (ISO 27001), conocimiento avanzado en el manejo de Bases de datos, procesadores de texto, hojas de cálculo, presentaciones e infografía y sistemas de grabación digital y analógica.
REQUISITOS
Educación
Título universitario avanzado (Maestría o equivalente) en Ingeniería de sistemas computacionales y/o Ingeniería electrónica o carrera universitaria afín. Certificaciones en el uso de herramientas de extracción y análisis de evidencia digital tales como FTK, Encase, UFED, etc.
Experiencia laboral
Experiencia responsable y progresiva mínima de cinco (5) años con título de Maestría o seis (6) con título de licenciatura, preferentemente en el sector justicia, policía u otras entidades, en la obtención, preservación, análisis y manejo de evidencia digital y administración de información, y en trabajos en cooperación con fiscalía, policía, y/o agencias de inteligencia.
Amplia experiencia en haber conducido, completado o apoyado complicadas y prolongadas investigaciones/análisis criminales de manera satisfactoria utilizando herramientas de adquisición y análisis forense. Se podrá dar preferencia a los candidatos que demuestren un conocimiento amplio de la realidad sociopolítica de Guatemala.
Idiomas
Fluidez del idioma español (Oral y escrito) para el trabajo profesional.

How to apply:

La descripción relevante del puesto se encuentra adjunta. Las personas interesadas deberán enviar la aplicación únicamente a través de la dirección de correo electrónico reclutamientocicig@un.org no más allá del miércoles 22 de febrero 2017 mencionando el nombre del puesto en el asunto del correo electrónico (con los siguientes documentos adjuntos):

  1. Carta de Interés.

  2. Formulario de Antecedentes Personales CICIG completo y firmado**.** ( http://www.cicig.org )

  3. Funcionarios/as del sistema de Naciones Unidas escanear copia de su última evaluación de desempeño (PAS por sus siglas en ingles) (Opcional)

Notas importantes:

· Postulaciones sin Carta de interés y Formulario de Antecedentes Personales CICIG no podrán ser consideradas.

· Postulaciones recibas después de la fecha limite (22/02/17) no serán consideradas.

· Adjuntar únicamente los documentos indicados y en formato word o pdf que sumen menos de 10 mb por correo.

· Para más información ingresar a nuestra página web en Oportunidad de Empleo http://www.cicig.org

La Cicig tiene como objetivo lograr una representación equitativa de mujeres y hombres para todas las actividades, por lo que las solicitudes de candidatas son especialmente alentadas.

La consideración de los/as candidatos/as será equitativa, sin discriminación de raza, religión, idioma, opinión o posición social o circunstancia.

La Cicig se reserva el derecho de no hacer designaciones, a hacerlo con un grado inferior, o términos de referencia modificados, previa información.

La Cicig no tendrá obligaciones adicionales ante la eventual finalización o expiración de las actividades. La naturaleza de la Cicig es temporal y el ejercicio de las actividades se sujeta a dicha particularidad.

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Netherlands: Team Leader and Project Manager

Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

The Netherlands Red Cross helps to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands we do this with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial aid. Together we act before, during and after natural and man-made disasters to meet the needs and to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

510 is a self-organizing data innovation initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Our vision is that smart use of (big) data will help towards faster and more (cost) effective humanitarian aid at a global level. Contributing to open data, data analyses and capacity building in governments and NGOs are essential to increase the understanding of humanitarian data. We want to shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and to put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.

510 has opened a vacancy for a:

Team leader and Project Manager

(The Hague, 32-40 hours p/w)

Purpose of the position

To ensure that the vision and mission of 510 are translated into innovation projects by leading a diverse team of data experts in successfully implementing these projects. The Humanitarian Data Team Lead will ensure that 510 is adequately sourced with volunteers, students and staff to accomplish its goal and is responsible for the daily management of the team. This person also actively participates and contributes to the 510 projects. This position reports to the Strategic Lead – 510 initiative.

Background

The 510 initiative was established early 2016 and has grown since into a team of 26 core and project staff, graduates, students, trainees and volunteer data experts with diverse backgrounds. The team is developing data and digital solutions for both international and domestic humanitarian aid. Our main results are published on 510.global.

510 works together with all departments of the Netherlands Red Cross, as well as with different teams in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), other Red Cross National Societies, Universities in The Netherlands and abroad, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), national governments and through the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI) with other NGOs and businesses.

Most work of 510 is project based. The team lead will lead team members who work on projects on their own, or in small teams. The team lead will also participate in projects.

We work in virtual teams using a fully digital collaboration environment, which enables us to bridge time differences and physical distances and to continuously work together on some of the most difficult humanitarian challenges. However, we also greatly value the opportunity to work together in a face-to-face setting, which is possible in our office in The Hague.

We invite data literate, bright and creative people, with a hands-on mentality and technical skills to join our team. All our team members should be highly self-motivated to improve the way humanitarian aid is delivered.

Responsibilities

Team leadership responsibilities

§ Lead and manage a cohesive, multi-disciplinary team of staff, graduates, students and volunteer data experts. Recruit and guide new volunteers, graduates and trainees when needed.

§ Motivating the team, getting the best out of everyone.

§ Evaluate progress with each team member on a regular basis, and organize a team retreat twice a year.

§ Contribute to the further development and dissemination of the 510 vision and mission.

§ Identify humanitarian challenges and opportunities for 510 by engaging with internal and external stakeholders, in meetings and working groups.

Technical project management responsibilities

§ Provide technical leadership in the relevant areas of some of the projects that are not yet at the scale for which a project manager can be recruited.

§ Proactively informing clients about the status of their projects

§ Contribute to data projects where your own technical skills and competencies are of value.

§ Perform and oversee administrative tasks, such as handling invoices and contract handling.

Stakeholder management

§ Develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders or clients with whom we partner, or for whom we are implementing projects.

§ Promote team achievements, both internally and externally, by co-writing blog posts and a newsletter, publishing on social media and reaching out to our partners in person.

§ Lead – and support in – writing proposals for donors or other parties who wish to collaborate with us.

Profile candidate

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Qualifications**

Essential:

§ A University degree in preferably science, technology, engineering or mathematics (e.g. computer science, econometrics, artificial intelligence, (applied) mathematics, (applied) physics, astronomy, technology management),

§ Track record showing the capacity to use data to improve processes, operations and decision-making.

§ Living in – or willing to move to – the Netherlands (on own expenses).


Skills and experience***

Essential:

§ At least 3 years of professional experience in a managerial role for 10+ team members.

§ Demonstrable interest in humanitarian aid

§ Experience in bridging the gap between end users in an organization and a team of technical experts from different disciplines

§ Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor

§ Experience in building and managing relationships with internal and external partners.

§ Experience in developing and leading a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.

§ Tact, discretion, and the ability to work harmoniously in a team.

§ Demonstrable experience in project management and in the development of project proposals.

§ Experience in financial management and budgeting up to at least € 100.000.

§ Excellent command of the Dutch and English language (written and verbally).

Desirable:s

§ Work experience in an international development or humanitarian setting.

§ Working level French

§ In depth experience in any of the following subject matters: data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, data literacy, or programming.

Competencies

§ Committed to customer excellence.

§ Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.

§ Self confidence

§ Strong listening and feedback skills

§ Being able to communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbally)

§ Being trustworthy.

We offer

§ A full time appointment (based on 32-40-hour work week) for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance.

§ A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.

§ Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.

Remuneration: the salary scale level is set at 12 as mentioned in the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (min. € 3,581.35until max. € 4,778.76 gross per month on the basis of full time employment)

How to apply:

Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Annemieke van Teeffelen before 19 February 2017 using http://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacature/Solliciteren/75725

For more information about the position, you can contact Maarten van der Veen at mvanderveen@redcross.nl.

An initial assessment of candidates short-listed is part of the selection procedure.

For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl and www.rodekruis.tv. NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis. For more information on 510. Visit www.510.global , facebook.com/510global and twitter.com/510global.

Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated

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India: Data Management Support Specialist – Infectious Disease Outbreaks – India

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: India
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

Dexis Consulting Group, a leading international development firm based in Washington D.C., is seeking candidates for several Data Support Specialist positions on an anticipated upcoming multi-year New Delhi -based U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) supported activity designed to respond to infectious disease outbreak response and recovery. Specialists will provide the data management, data analysis and date quality support, as described below, in affected regional areas, such as New Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana; Lucknow, Patna, Jaipur; Mumbai Indore, and Bhopal.

Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the international Ebola response team and assist CDC in their efforts to provide overall expert technical support to the host country government laboratory and epidemiologic data activities being supported through collaborative response and recovery efforts by CDC, the government, and international partners. This may include development of strategies to improve the quality of data
  • Collaborate closely with CDC and the in-country response team, coordinating laboratory and epidemiologic data management activities with detection, prevention, care and treatment program areas
  • Analyze data from assessments conducted in priority areas and work with team leads to incorporate appropriate activities/strategies into work plans; activities will be related to Ebola surveillance, suspected outbreak case investigation, care and monitoring, outbreak investigation and response planning/implementation, epidemiological data analysis, and routine immunization services
  • Maintain and manage an up-to-date and accurate database that is used for describing the outbreak and doing epidemiological data analysis
  • Work closely with government and other CDC lab partners and epidemiologists to improve data quality
  • Maintain and run SAS program(s) to clean and merge data. Manage and analyze data for risk assessments
  • Work with team leads to track progress towards implementing specific priority country work plans
  • Conduct periodic analyses of current epidemiologic data related to outbreaks, and surveillance and priority areas
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to CDC India in other areas of data management (EQA) programs, studies, etc
  • Coordinate, facilitating and participate in meetings sponsored by CDC Country Office and international outbreak response partners
  • Travel to Amritsar, Lucknow, and Mumbai, India to analyze data from suspected outbreak cases

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications

  • Master’s Level Degree in Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology, or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, with progressive responsibility in working with epidemiology and laboratory information systems and providing data management solutions
  • Three years of experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels, international experience preferred
  • Experience in International public health, disease surveillance (active and passive), and outbreak and case investigations
  • Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Excel, Microsoft Access
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, and reports
  • Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English
  • Language proficiency in Hindi and Marathi preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)

With over 15 years of experience, Dexis specializes in creating custom-tailored, adaptable, and effective international development solutions. Operating in over 70 countries, we support clients like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, and other multilateral agencies. We are one of the fastest growing firms in international development and our staff report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in our industry.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to: CDCopportunities@dexisonline.com with “India Task Order” in the subject line

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Jordan: Field Monitor

Organization: World Vision
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 22 Feb 2017

World Vision International – Jordan:

Join us and be part of a global relief, development and advocacy NGO, dedicated to work with children, families & communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision International was established in 1950 & operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment types (full time, freelance, consultancy…etc) is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
For more information, please visit www.wvi.org

Position Title: Field Monitor

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To conduct distributions, monitoring and reporting on all commodity/Cash distributions according to World Vision FPMG Standards.

Major Responsibilities:

Planning:

  • Ensure proper planning of monitoring the project activities.

  • Ensure that all the required documents for planning have signed and filed.

Assessment:

  • Take part of Assessments done by WV Jordan.

  • Work closely with M&E department on the assessments and supervise enumerators for data collection.

Monitoring:

  • Ensure adherence to WV policies and standards.

  • Monitor Projects activities during the implementation phase.

  • Collect and Document beneficiaries’ feedback about the project.

Distributions:

  • Ensure that all distributions for food and non-food items are conducted in an orderly proper and acceptable manner as per World Vision International, Donor and Community standards.

  • Managing the crowd control in the Distribution sites

  • Ensure a proper registration of beneficiaries.

  • Work-closely with Accountability Department by providing the key information.

Field Reports:

  • Do all field reports and complete all the standard forms (Good Receive note, Distribution Report, Field Visits Report, Waybills, Beneficiaries List, Loss Reports).

Commodity Accounting:

  • Ensure that all commodities in custody of field team are properly accounted for.

Information Provision and coordination:

  • Ensure that proper information provision for the project is done to the implementing partner(s), beneficiaries and communities and maintain good coordination with Stakeholders.

Other Duties:

  • Perform Other duties as required

Education:
Education level should be a minimum of bachelor’s degree.

Experience:

At least 2 years of previous experience in commodities and field assessments

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good Team Player, willingness to learn, self-starter and ability to work with little supervision
  • Dedicated to the humanitarian cause
  • Good command of oral and written English. Experience in community mobilization, commodity programming and management in logistics.

Core Capabilities:

• Achieving quality results and service
• Practicing accountability and integrity
• Communicating information effectively
• Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
• Understanding the Humanitarian industry
• Understanding WV’s mission & operations
• Practicing continuous innovation & creativity
• Learning for growth and development
• Maintaining work/life balance
• Building collaborative relationships
• Practicing gender & cultural diversity
• Influencing individuals & groups

If you are Jordanian and meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter via Akhtaboot.

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply:

If you are Jordanian and meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter to:

hrd_wvj@wvi.org

Please write “Field Monitor – WVJ” in the E-mail subject line.

Successful candidates only will be notified for the interview.

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Jordan: Market and livelihood assessment in Jordan (Irbid and Mafraq Governorates)

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

As of January 2017, 655 399 Syrians are registered as refugees with UNHCR in Jordan; 78% are residing in Jordanian host communities, with largest concentrations in the governorates of Amman (27%), Mafraq (25%), Irbid (22%) and Zarqa (14%). Years of protracted displacement have had a significant impact on both the refugee community and the Jordanian economy, with an estimated 86% of refugees now living below the Jordanian poverty line of 68 JOD per capita per month.

In this context and since 2012, ICMC provides assistance to Syrian refugees and extremely vulnerable Jordanian families to alleviate the pressures of displacement. ICMC manages activities in Jordan from its main office in Amman, and through its 2 sub-offices in Irbid and Mafraq where it also operates a Protection Center. The majority of Syrian refugees live in a situation of protracted displacement in urban settings outside of camps. They have accumulated debts and are highly or severely shelter vulnerable (important rental arrears and risk of eviction). They face difficulties in meeting their basic needs and in accessing training opportunities and labor permit, thus relying on informal work to generate some income. Following the “Supporting Syria and the Region” conference held in London on the 4th of February 2016, the position of the Jordanian government regarding legal access to the labor market for Syrians has in fact softened.

ICMC provides assistance to Syrian refugees and extremely vulnerable Jordanian families to alleviate the pressures of displacement and population influx. ICMC assistance spams across a range of sectors, including livelihood (vocational training and job placement).

  1. Purpose and objective

The main objective of the livelihoods and market assessment is to provide practical recommendations and input to inform ICMC’s livelihood programming, which aims to enable and prepare vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian youths (between 18 to 30 years of age) living in Irbid and Mafraq to proactively position themselves for employment and to participate in income-generating activities. The recommendations shall consider the 3RP priorities (Regional Refugee and resilience Plan 2017-2018) for Jordan.

The assessment will identify the main market sectors in the targeted areas and the types of activities and partnerships needed to offer livelihood opportunities for youths. It should provide ICMC program staff with the full-economic picture (wage margins, over-saturated areas) and offer an overview of the existing livelihood challenges and employment opportunities in Irbid and Mafraq (including self-employment and home-based business).

Furthermore, the assessment shall inform ICMC on existing vocational training service providers (public and private) in the selected area and which could be considered as prospective partners, assess their capacity as well as the quality of the training modules, and type and cost of trainings available.

Finally, the assessment shall consider the specific needs of the beneficiaries. Through existing ICMC datasets and beneficiaries’ information, the study will inform ICMC of any existing age or gender-related barriers or any other obstacles to access livelihood opportunities, and which shall be considered for future planning. Moreover, it shall analyze beneficiaries’ livelihood and market participation behaviors, resilience statuses, and preferences.

The market and livelihood assessment should be completed in 3 to 4 weeks (approximately 2 weeks of data collection in Irbid and Mafraq).

  1. Scope and focus

Note that the following points are indicative and are to be finalized between ICMC and the consultant.

  • Analyze existing data and information about current beneficiaries to provide an overview of the income level, education, work experience and capacities, HHs expenditures, coping mechanisms and financial risks management strategies. It should also provide a clear picture of the challenges and barriers that youths (disaggregated by age and gender) are facing in accessing specific business, vocational employment and self-employment opportunities in the target area with particular attention to gender considerations;

  • A Training Needs Assessment will run parallel to the market analysis and should identify the skills and knowledge gaps that can be improved with training within the specific value chains and propose an appropriate plan for vocational and entrepreneurship development training;

  • Map market actors and institutions operating and delivering goods and services in the area; the accessibility of vocational training, financial services and business service providers (i.e. microfinance and Job placement agencies).

  • Map existing markets and value-chains (Size of the markets, volume of sales, market integration/segmentation, supply and demand for products and services, etc.). Identify sectors and value chains that are not overly saturated and present potential for growth, profitability and employment. It should focus on sectors and businesses that are allowed to hire Syrian refugees;

  • Identify and study successful home based businesses, income generating activities and employment integration of vulnerable refugees.

  • The consultant should evaluate institutional capacity, quality and cost of possible implementing partners, including provincial vocational schools, private sector service providers and training centers as well as local mass organizations that can contribute to some training and job placement services;

  • Deliverables

The assessment should use relevant Minimum Economic Recovery standards and analytical tools (Household economy approach, sustainable livelihoods framework, Emergency market and mapping analysis, ILO livelihood assessment, etc.)

The assessment will employ mixed methods. The tools and specific methodological approach will be discussed and agreed between ICMC and the consultant. Primary assessment methods will include (but are not limited to the following):

· Consultative meeting with staff, management and key stakeholders (HQ/ and mission briefing)

· Key informant interviews

· Documents, reports and literature review

· Data/ records review and analysis

· Focus group discussions with beneficiaries and stakeholders

· Field visits to project areas (Mafraq and Irbid) and field observations

· Specific surveys (incl. Training needs assessment and Market and livelihood assessment)

A formal presentation of the key findings for the office in Jordan is required. The consultant should keep the ICMC team regularly informed of progress on key issues arising that may require additional direction or suggestions for other key informants or reference materials.

The final report should be analytical and user-friendly detailing key findings and providing clear and forward looking recommendations. The report will be drafted in English with a length between 30 and 50 standard pages (1 800 characters / page). The structure of the report will be agreed between ICMC and the consultant.

Following is the list of deliverables to be submitted by the consultant beside the market and livelihood assessment report:

· An inception report with detailed assessment work plan (Following the desk review)

· A half-day workshop with ICMC field-staff to present main findings and recommendations

· A first draft of the market assessment report

· A final report inclusive of ICMC comments

  1. Qualifications

  2. Advanced University degree (Master Level minimum) in Development studies, Development economics, Socio-economic studies, or other related field. Additional areas of experience could include poverty reduction; economics, business administration or management.

  3. Minimum of 5 years of relevant practical field experience within one or more of the following areas: Socio-economic and/or household economy assessments; risks and vulnerability assessments, Market assessments.

  4. Experience and knowledge in livelihood programming in terms of Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET), job placement, employment promotion, entrepreneurship building, private sector development, urban and rural small business development; Income Generating Activities; Cash assistance.

  5. Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments for planning and/or evaluation purposes. Familiarity with established assessment and analytical tools is desirable (e.g. Household economy approach; Sustainable livelihoods framework; Market analysis; Minimum economic and recovery standards, etc).

· Experience in conducting in depth market survey and livelihood assessment in protracted refugee situations

· Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills

· Prior work experience in the Middle-East and/or proven knowledge of the Middle East region essential

  • Demonstrated publications record, covering research, technical, and policy areas;
  • Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions;
  • Extensive computer skills including excel, word and power point.

· Familiarity with refugees and host communities in geographical areas covered by the project/ understanding of issues related to refugees (including their skills, work, wage issues, and policy)

· Fluency in written and spoken English

· Knowledge of Arabic will be a strong asset

5. Responsibilities of ICMC

ICMC will provide the consultant with all related documents and relevant materials. For the logistics, ICMC will provide the consultant with transportation to and within the project sites and arrange translation services if necessary. ICMC will provide support to the consultant in organizing all the necessary field-visits, meetings and survey samples. ICMC will provide comments on 1st draft within an agreed timeframe.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application material by 15 February 2017 including:

· Technical and financial proposal, with data collection/analysis plan and schedule, methodology and draft collection tools.

· CV of all proposed parties.

· Cover letter clearly summarizing experience as it pertains to this assignment and three professional references

· At least one example of evaluation a market assessment report (Similar to that described in the ToR)

ICMC will select the best proposal based on the experience and capacity of the consultant(s), quality of the technical offer and the financial offer.

Application materials shall be submitted per email to: Mr. Osama Al-Muhammad, Director for Jordan and Syria at vacancy-jo@icmc.net.

The Vacancy Notice number MLA/ICMC_ME/03_02_17 and the applicant’s full name must be quoted in the email subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 February 2017 (incomplete bidding materials will not be considered). Applications will be evaluated upon reception.

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Asia-Pacific Scout – Mangrove Conservation

Organization: Blue Ventures
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Location: Flexible, but with extensive travel within the Asia-Pacific region

Closing date for applications: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Position to be filled as soon as possible.

Start date: ASAP

Contract duration: Fixed term 6-month contract, with the option for extension

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience

Organisation overview

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.

Summary Job Description

Blue Ventures is currently recruiting an experienced conservationist to undertake an evaluation of opportunities for mangrove conservation in the Asia-Pacific region.

The study will entail a rigorous desk and field-based scoping analysis of existing marine management initiatives being supported by community based organisations, NGOs and institutions in priority Asian-Pacific countries (eg. Myanmar, Philippines and Papua New Guinea).

The purpose of this study is to identify potential candidate sites and partners that together may be suitable for future efforts to replicate Blue Ventures’ integrated, incentive-based mangrove forest and fisheries management models in priority mangrove conservation areas in the Asia-Pacific region.

The scoping study will focus on hotspot countries and sites that have been pre-identified through remote sensing analyses as having high rates of anthropogenic mangrove loss that might be averted through locally led conservation efforts. Sites will be assessed according to local interest in, and need for, mangrove and fisheries management initiatives. The potential for incentivised fisheries management initiatives will also be of keen interest. Partners will be assessed based on their capacity for supporting field-based conservation efforts, and their alignment with Blue Ventures’ mission and core values.

This study will form a key output of Blue Ventures’ ongoing mangrove conservation scoping efforts in the region, in advance of subsequent in depth site-based feasibility studies.

The successful candidate will be a creative, open minded, and discerning individual, with excellent analytical skills and a strong technical background in incentive-based environmental conservation. They will be pragmatic and resourceful in working alone and orientating within the marine conservation context in the target countries; entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities for potential future mangrove conservation interventions; and sensitive to the needs and interests of communities and stakeholders involved in mangrove conservation.

Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. While this position is a fixed term role, there will be the opportunity for transition to longer-term employment with Blue Ventures based on performance in this role.

How to apply:

Application process

Applicants should apply online at https://blueventures.org/job/asia-pacific-scout/

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position filled by the first suitable candidate.

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Philippines: Consultant for Leyte Needs Assessment

Organization: American Red Cross
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 24 Feb 2017

1. Summary

1.1. Purpose: The American Red Cross (ARC) Philippines Delegation working in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) seeks a qualified consultant to lead an assessment of unmet needs in Leyte Province in the Post-Haiyan Recovery environment in support of an ongoing strategic planning process undertaken by the ARC Philippines Delegation and PRC. The consultant will provide a better understanding of currently unmet needs in the Typhoon Haiyan affected areas of Leyte Province and will draw from existing data on stakeholder capacities and interests to provide recommendations for sustainable and impactful Preparedness and Post-Recovery programming in Leyte Province to be supported by the ARC Philippines Delegation in partnership with the PRC.

1.2. Commissioner: This Terms of Reference (TOR) has been commissioned by the ARC Philippines Delegation.

1.3. Audience: ARC Philippines Delegation Senior Management, ARC Regional Senior Management, ARC NHQ Senior Management, PRC Leyte Chapter Senior Management, PRC NHQ Senior Management

1.4. Duration of consultancy: Up to 20 working days

1.5. Estimated dates of consultancy: March 13 – April 07, 2017

1.6. Location of consultancy: Tacloban and Manila, Philippines

2. Background

The American Red Cross (ARC) established a delegation in the Philippines in early 2014 following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Prior to this the ARC primarily provided disaster relief and disaster management support from a distance. Following Haiyan, ARC was able to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and other movement actors in helping them reach their strategic targets in integrated Haiyan programming. ARC is interested in continuing this strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the PRC and has recently signed a five-year memorandum of understanding.

3. Purpose and Scope

The ARC Philippines Delegation is currently undertaking a strategic planning process with the purpose of determining how best to support the PRC in the implementation of their own, newly approved strategic plan. The ARC Philippines Delegation Strategic Plan will also provide direction to the delegation in spending remaining Typhoon Haiyan resources in affected areas of Leyte Province in preparing for future disasters while sustaining Haiyan recovery results. At the conclusion of this process, ARC Philippines Delegation will have a five-year plan, endorsed by PRC that will guide its work from July 2017 to June 2022. The strategic planning process will use basic planning methodologies including secondary data review, primary data collection including key stakeholder interviews, stakeholder survey, and focus group discussions; as well as various analytical tools such as a SWOT and stakeholder workshops to review the various pieces of the plan as they come together. The process will be participatory and will comprehensively look at needs, interests, resources, and capacities to make informed decisions on the Delegation strategy going forward. The consultant will be expected to work collaboratively with targeted staff from PRC who will assist in the assessment and design process under the leadership and guidance of the consultant and the ARC Country representative.

4. Timeframe

The consultant is expected to complete the deliverables within the allotted 20 working days with local travel within Manila and throughout Leyte Province. A detailed work breakdown should be outlined in applicant’s Proposal Brief but should follow a work flow similar to the following:

  • Inception Report
  • Desktop Review – Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Guidelines, SWOT Analysis, Stakeholder Analysis, RCRC Movement Program Evaluations, RCRC Movement Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation Meta-Evaluation, PRC Strategic Plan
  • Key Informant Interviews – Manila – PRC
  • Key Informant Interviews – Manila – ARC, IFRC, PNS
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – PRC
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – MLGU
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – BLGU
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – ARC, IFRC, PNS
  • Key Informant Interviews – Leyte – External NGOs
  • Validation Workshop
  • Recommendations Workshop
  • Presentation of Findings and Recommendations

5. Deliverables

The deliverables will be as follows:

  • Inception Report – March 17, 2017
  • Summary Report of Unmet Needs in Post-Recovery Leyte – April 07, 2017
  • Summary Report of Recommendations for PRC led Preparedness / Post-Recovery Programming in Leyte – April 07, 2017

6. Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree relating to social research, monitoring & evaluation, or program management
  • Demonstrated experience conducting qualitative data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing disparate data sources
  • Demonstrated writing abilities in English
  • Familiarity with Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Operation
  • Familiarity with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
  • Extensive professional experience in Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihoods, Shelter, Health, WASH, etc.
  • Extensive professional experience in programmatic planning and design including budgeting
  • Extensive professional experience leading collaborative planning events
  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of Tagalog is advantageous

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application material by February 24, 2017 to the following email: jobs.prc.ttl@gmail.com. The application should include:

  1. Proposal Brief (max 2 pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Reference Sheet
  5. Rate Sheet
  6. Employer Contact SheetThe proposal brief should include a short explanation of high-level activities proposed by the candidate and should be limited to a maximum of 2 pages in length. The cover letter and curriculum vitae should concisely summarize prior experiences relevant to the aforementioned TOR. The reference sheet should include at least three professional references. The rate sheet should include daily rates for the previous 12 months of work. The employer contact sheet should include employer contact information for verification of daily rates shown in the rate sheet. We thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process.

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India: Data Management Support

Organization: RTI International
Country: India
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4,150 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions.

RTI is seeking Data Support personnel (3) who will provide technical assistance, consultation and support services to potential infectious disease response and recovery efforts in India for epidemiologic and laboratory information system/programs and data management methods for clinical and diagnostic data. All will be based in New Delhi and each will be assigned to provide data management support for one of three highly affected areas (New Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana); (Lucknow, Patna, Jaipur ); (Mumbai Indore, and Bhopal).

Qualifications and/or Certifications:

· Master’s Level Degree in Public Health Sciences or related field

· Minimum 4 years’ experience, with progressive responsibility in working with epidemiology and laboratory information systems and providing data management solutions

· Three years of experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels, international experience preferred

· Experience in International public health, disease surveillance (active and passive), and Outbreak and case investigations

· Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Excel, Microsoft Access

· Excellent communication and writing skills. Experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, and reports.

· Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English

· Language proficiency in Hindi and Marathi preferred

· Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to globalhealthresearch@rti.org. Please use Data Management Support (India) in the subject line.**

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India: Data Management Support – India

Organization: QED Group
Country: India
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

To satisfy the overall objectives of CDC India and international collaboration responsibilities, the contractor will provide technical assistance, consultation and support services to the EBOLA response and recovery efforts in India for epidemiologic and laboratory information system/programs and data management methods for clinical and diagnostic data. The contractor will be based in New Delhi and will be assigned to provide data management support for one of three highly affected areas (New Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana); (Lucknow, Patna, Jaipur ); (Mumbai Indore, and Bhopal).

Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the international EBOLA response team and assist CDC in their efforts to provide overall expert technical support to the host country government laboratory and epidemiologic data activities being supported through collaborative EBOLA response and recovery efforts by CDC, the government and international partners. This may include development of strategies to improve the quality of data.
  • Collaborate closely with CDC and the in-country response team, coordinating laboratory and epidemiologic data management activities with detection, prevention, care and treatment program areas.
  • Analyze data from assessments conducted in priority areas and work with team leads to incorporate appropriate activities/strategies into work plans; activities will be related to EBOLA surveillance, suspected EBOLA case investigation, care and monitoring, EBOLA outbreak investigation and response planning/implementation, epidemiological data analysis, and routine immunization services.
  • Maintain and manage an up-to-date and accurate database that is used for describing the outbreak and doing epidemiological data analysis.
  • Work closely with government and other CDC lab partners and epidemiologists to improve data quality.
  • Maintain and run SAS program(s) to clean and merge data. Manage and analyze data for risk assessments.
  • Work with team leads to track progress towards implementing specific priority country work plans.
  • Conduct periodic analyses of current epidemiologic data related to EBOLA, outbreaks, and surveillance and priority areas.
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to CDC India in other areas of data management (EQA) programs, studies, etc.
  • Coordinate, facilitating and participate in meetings sponsored by CDC Country Office and international Ebola Response partners.
  • Travel to Amritsar, Lucknow, and Mumbai, India to analyze data from suspected Ebola cases.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Level Degree in Public Health Sciences or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, with progressive responsibility in working with epidemiology and laboratory information systems and providing data management solutions
  • Three years of experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels, international experience preferred
  • Experience in International public health, disease surveillance (active and passive), and Outbreak and case investigations
  • Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Excel, Microsoft Access
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, and reports.
  • Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English
  • Language proficiency in Hindi and Marathi preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (speaking, reading and writing)

How to apply:

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Go to https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1300/data-management-support—india/job
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Attach your resume.
  4. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  5. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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Haiti: Information Managment Coordiantor – Haiti – x2

Organization: Oxfam Intermón
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 14 Feb 2017

Closing Date: Tuesday 14th February 2017

Salary: Competitive package

Contract Type: 4 month fixed term contract (extendable to 6 months)

Hours:

Location: Haiti

This is an urgent recruitment for a high priority humanitarian response. For this reason, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and priority will be given to those who are available to travel to Haiti immediately. Please indicate your availability in your application. Interviews and offers may take place before the closing date

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

There are two identical positions the first in the South Department based in Les Cayes and the second in Grand’Anse Department based in Jérémie. Each post will require 25% of time based at National level to support the National coordination (prepare national coordination meeting, compilation and analysis of data).

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Respond to the WASH Sector partner’s needs for information.

  • Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting WASH sector activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.

  • Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.

  • Maintain monthly reporting from WASH sector partners, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).

  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of WASH Sector activities and projects.

  • Work with WASH sector group partners to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps

  • Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management.

  • Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.

  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.

  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.

  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes.

  • To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.

  • Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on WASH sectorial plans, targets and achievements.

  • Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training.

  • At both national and a sub-national sector WASH meetings, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels

Ensure there is implementation of activities to support adequately gender promotion through the project implementation.

We are looking for:

Essential

  • Fluent in French and English.

  • Understands key technical issues for the sector leads sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with partners in the sector groups; understand their specific information management needs.

  • Understands uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform.

  • Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian principles and Sphere standards.

  • Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required.

  • Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that sector activities are prioritised and aligned within an agreed strategy.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports; knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development are an asset.

Applications must be submitted through the Oxfam website. For further information about the role and to apply please go to: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/5369/description

All applications must be submitted in English and include an English CV.

To find out more about the work we do at Oxfam GB, kindly follow the link below:

http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2015/10/best-job-in-the-world

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the Oxfam website. For further information about the role and to apply please go to: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/5369/description

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United States of America: Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader, Breakthrough-RESEARCH

Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 02 Mar 2017

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

CAMRIS International is seeking a Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader for the anticipated Breakthrough-RESEARCH contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Note: This position is contingent on contract award.

Background and Purpose

The purpose of the Breakthrough-RESEARCH project is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria. This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven SBC interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-RESEARCH will closely coordinate with its sister project, Breakthrough-ACTION, to achieve this shared purpose. Specifically: Breakthrough-RESEARCH will work to disseminate and advance research around SBC technical areas and interventions in which existing evidence is considered insufficient, while Breakthrough-ACTION will work to increase coverage of, and innovate based on, investments in SBC programming that already have significant evidence.

The Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader will focus directly on increasing use of proven SBC interventions in health and development programs. S/he will be responsible for developing systems to aggregate, synthesize and share SBC evidence from a broad range of implementers, to monitor and evaluate dissemination efforts, and to solicit and use feedback from end users.

  • A master’s degree in public health, communication, or a related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience in a knowledge management role related to development programming, preferably in a research to practice context.
  • At least five years’ experience interpreting research for programmatic audiences and sharing this information via a range of media, including social media.
  • Demonstrated expertise and technical leadership in at least one of the project’s priority health areas (FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MCH, malaria), gender, or youth.
  • Experience developing communication plans and strategies.
  • Experience managing and supporting communities of practice.

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Pakistan: Field Researchers, Khyber Pakhtunkwa Governance Project, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

Field Researchers, Khyber Pakhtunkwa Governance Project,

Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM),

Pakistan

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: **
In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) will serve as a centralized management support mechanism supporting USAID/Pakistan’s mission to increase stability, democracy, and prosperity for the men and women of Pakistan through the implementation of the Mission Strategic Framework (MSF). PERFORM will provide data and information to help project managers improve project results through better implementation and design, as well as services that support the Mission’s learning and adaptive process, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives. The performance components will include: (1) Monitoring Services; (2) Evaluation Services; (3) Assessment Services; and (4) Learning Support Services.

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

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking two (2) qualified Field Researchers to be part of a team that will monitor the grant activities of the USAID-funded Khyber Pakhtunkwa Governance (KPG) Project. The objective of the $22 million, four-year project is to provide USAID/Pakistan’s FATA/KP Office with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping the KP Government to advance peace and democracy as part of a transition to stability in the region. The KPG will contribute to increased government legitimacy in an area where authority has been formerly challenged and/or weakened. In order to address critical democratic transition priorities, the project focuses on: 1) building public confidence in government institutions, structures and systems by providing essential services; 2) improving dialogue between government officials and citizens, and helping to diffuse possible conflict; 3) strengthening an independent civil society in the public interest to hold governments accountable; 3) assisting elected officials and public administration to respond to local community needs and to develop their ability to communicate effectively with constituents; and 4) forging a path on gender equality and women’s empowerment in partnership with elected and appointed officials.

The purpose of the assignment is to provide an independent perspective on KPG performance regarding the extent to which activities are being implemented according to the KPG plan. To achieve this, the Field Researchers will monitor the events under the USAID/Pakistan KPG project in the four focus districts of Banu, Kohat, Peshawar, and Swabi (the number of districts may increase during the course of the assignment) and obtain beneficiaries and stakeholders feedback regarding their perceptions, opinions, and knowledge about the KPG-funded grants and sub-activities.

The estimated duration of the assignment is approximately 24 months. The monitoring will begin around February, 2017 and continue until December 2018. This is a Peshawar-based job with frequent travel to project districts and Islamabad.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the PERFORM Assignment Manager, carry out field activities in KP province, as per the data collection plan.
  • Monitor the on-going events i.e. trainings, sessions, meetings, equipment, and system installations, etc. using appropriate tools.
  • Conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) with stakeholders which may include grantee staff, government officials and beneficiaries of the grants.
  • Fully complete the instrument tools and submit them weekly to the PERFORM assignment manager for data cleaning, coding, and analysis.
  • Write and submit weekly monitoring reports to the PERFORM assignment manager in accordance with a prescribed template.
  • Coordinate and liaison with the Implementing Partner’s activity managers of the grants and government assistance, and representatives of grantees and KP Province and local governments
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the assignment.

Qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in social sciences, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in data collection.
  • Experience working in KP Province.
  • Excellent analytical and verbal skills.
  • Fluent in Pashto, Urdu and English languages.
  • Excellent English language report-writing skills.
  • Proficiency in MS office, particularly in MS Excel.

Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this monitoring assignment will not be considered for this position. MSI will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this assignment. Conflict of interest in this context includes, but is not limited to, close and/or family relations with the individuals that are related to the project, financial interest in the implementing organization(s) or grantees, current or previous experience with the project being monitored, or the USAID requesting office.

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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Lebanon: Study Coordinator, Research for Results Student Assessment Study, Beirut, Lebanon

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

Study Coordinator, Research for Results Student Assessment Study,

Beirut, 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.

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Project Summary: **
The primary objectives of the “Research for Results (R4R)” program in Lebanon is to generate new evidence on student and teacher performance across school types and create policy recommendations to strengthen the efficiency and quality of education services by public, private, and non-state providers. The program consists of four closely related studies and implementation of a strategic communication plan for effective dissemination of results. The “student assessment” study will provide the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) with a solid understanding of student learning outcomes and perceptions in Lebanese schools. This student assessment study targets grades 4 and 7 students, teachers, and classrooms. It covers three subject areas: Arabic (reading and writing), foreign language (reading and writing in either French or English), and mathematics (in either French or English). The study addresses two key research questions: 1) how much do students learn over the academic year and how well do they master the expected learning objectives as established by the national curriculum? 2) How do student end-of-year grades/marks compare with student assessment scores from this exercise?

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

Responsibilities:

  • Train assessors and supervisors in Beirut on the standardized group administration of assessment tools
  • Oversee and organize the data collection, including schedule of visits and communication with school officials
  • Ensure compliance with standard procedures and protocols for administering assessment tools by conducting observation of assessors during testing activities
  • Provide additional training to assessors and supervisor as needed during field activities
  • Ensure assessors meet established targets, and document instances where targets are not met
  • Collect information related to the field activities, and provide regular field updates
  • Assist in improving the assessment instruments in Arabic, English, and French.
  • Collaborate with subcontractor technical staff in compiling and organizing the student answer sheets, and manage scanning activities
  • Assist in translating the standardized test administration manual into French and/or Arabic.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or related fields
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in educational sector, particularly in primary and secondary education
  • Experience in planning and managing large scale educational surveys and training of assessors
  • Prior experience in developing or revising assessment tools in Arabic, English and French is preferable
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, strong collaborative experience and skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Arabic, and French
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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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Mali: Score Card Development and Web Application Specialist(s), High Impact Health Services II (HIHS), Mali/Spcialiste(s) de carte des scores/Entreprise en

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

Score Card Development and Web Application Specialist(s), High Impact Health Services II (HIHS), Mali

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 USAID-funded High Impact Health Services II project requires the services of an expert in organizational capacity to develop an assessment tool score card for use with regional health centers in Mali. The High Impact Health Services II (HIHS) or in French, Services de Santé à Grand Impact (SSGI) project assists the Government of Mali’s Ministry of Health to improve select high impact health services and end preventable child and maternal deaths at the community level. The goal of the program is to assist Mali’s Ministry of Health by focusing on three critical health system components as they intersect at the community level – health service delivery, social and behavior change, and health system strengthening.

The large project is made up of a consortium of partners that brings together organizations with complementary strengths to achieve a common set of goals. Save the Children (SC) leads the consortium that includes Jhpiego, Marie Stopes International (MSIM), Management Systems International (MSI) and two local organizations –FENASCOM and Groupe Pivot Santé et Population (GP/SP) – a Malian National NGO.

The project is in its third year and will run through September 2018. The work will be carried out in Mali in the regions of Bamako, Koulikoro, Kayes, and Sikasso. No work will be carried out in the north.

Position Summary:
In September 2016, staff from SSGI and FENASCOM, the national federation of community health associations, carried out a workshop with the Ministry of Health and Social Development to begin improving the use of mutual assistance agreements, known as Conventions d’Assistance Mutuelle (CAM), by developing a CAM scorecard. A follow-up workshop took place with SSGI, FENASCOM and Ministry of Health partners to develop indicators, targets, and a guide to the CAM scorecard. The objectives of this workshop were the following:

  • Identify key indicators, their targets and performance thresholds for the development of the score cards
  • Determine the correct format for the CAM scorecard

At the end of the workshop, a list of the indicators with their targets and performance thresholds were chosen as well as the format of the card, which will be an electronic version with hard-copy backup. These results and products from this first workshop will serve as references for the development of the scorecard in electronic form. In addition, the SSGI team designed a Conceptual Data Model (CDM) to serve as a guide and reference for the design of the scorecard.

Assignment Objectives:

There are two objectives of this short-term assignment:

  1. Develop and finalize a score card, including the results statements, reviewing and validating the measures and indicators, and designing the framework, both in utility and appearance of the score card itself.
  2. A second objective is to develop an electronic web application as well as an application guide that will be used to train the users in the field in all the project regions. By using a web application to collect data, the project aims to improve the collaborative management of community health centers to strengthen and improve the delivery of health services.

The web implementation of these scorecards will make it possible to follow at any time and in any place the progress towards the commitments made in the CAM by the Mayors and the ASACOs of all the municipalities of the intervention zones of the project and then all the partners involved can take actions of accountability. This web application will serve as a reinforcement tool that the project will provide to the Ministry of Health of Mali for the entire local health system.

Responsibilities:

  • Review materials concerning the functioning of the CAMs as well as the ASACO, CSCOM, and the enabling community health environment, including modules to build ASACO and CSCOM performance.
  • Review and use the conceptual data model (MCD) proposed for the development of the scorecard web application.
  • Develop interfaces for importing score card data per period
  • Deploy the application and database to a web server to allow simultaneous access to data.
  • Develop interfaces for tracking accountability / actions to improve.
  • Review and use indicators with their performance targets and thresholds developed during the indicator development workshop to develop the scorecard.
  • Develop the user guide for the score card and the training guide for field agents to apply the developed electronic scorecard tool.
  • Pre-test the application of the developed scorecard tool and its user guide in a commune and ASACO around Bamako.

Deliverables:

  • Score card tool, developing drafts for review and the final score card framework
  • Web application guide
  • Training Manual
  • Final report on the pre-test conducted in the ASACOs and Communes of Bamako

Qualifications:
MSI requires the services of one or two specialists in developing both a web-based and non-web-based score card. It is possible that one person possesses both skill sets, in which case MSI will hire only one person for the assignment. MSI is interested in persons with either or both sets of qualifications.

  • Experience in database development and web applications
  • Strong proficiency in French, written and oral
  • Knowledge of the health system in Mali is preferred, but not required

Period of Performance and Location: The work will begin starting January 16, 2017, and may occur from the consultant’s home of record. There is the possibility of some time required in Bamako.

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

Spécialiste(s) de carte des scores/ Entreprise en développement d’application web de carte des scores de la CAM (convention d’assistance mutuelle entre ASACO et Mairie) au Mali

Profile de la société:
MSI, une filiale de Tetra Tech Company, est une société pour le développement international à Washington, DC. MSI a 35 ans d’expérience dans l’atteinte de résultats en matière de développement a travers le monde. Nos compétences principaux sont dans les domaines de suivi et évaluation, développement international, gestion du secteur public, gouvernance et anticorruption. MSI met en œuvre environ 100 projets dans 90 pays à travers le monde, y compris Jordanie, Maroc, Liban, Syrie, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombie et Mexique. MSI est une des entreprises leaders dans son domaine, MSI s’est associée à plus de 80 organisations de tous les secteurs du développement international avec des clients allant de grands donateurs bilatéraux et multilatéraux comme l’USAID, la Banque mondiale et le PNUD aux gouvernements nationaux et locaux, think tanks, fondations et universités. Pour plus d’informations sur MSI, veuillez visiter notre site Web à www.msiworldwide.com .

Résumé du projet:
Les Services de Santé à Grand Impact (SSGI) est un programme stratégique ciblé et complet qui accroitra l’utilisation à long terme des services de santé à haut impact et des comportements sains ainsi que le continuum de soins depuis les structures sanitaires jusqu’au niveau des ménages travers les communautés. Ce programme couvre tous les districts sanitaires des régions de Kayes, Koulikoro et Sikasso, les six communes de Bamako.

Le but ultime du projet USAID/SSGI est d’améliorer la survie et l’état nutritionnel des mères, des nouveaux nés et des enfants de moins de cinq ans à travers la mise à large échelle des services de santé à grand impact et la promotion des comportements sains en matière de santé.

Pour réaliser cet ultime objectif, ce Project USAID/ SSGI se base sur trois résultats stratégiques :

  • Amélioration de la demande pour les services et produits sanitaires de qualité et l’adoption de comportements sains au niveau individuel, familial et communautaire.
  • Amélioration de l’accès et de la qualité des services de santé à grand impact intégrés et orientation appropriée des patients.
  • Amélioration de la gestion des systèmes de santé, du fonctionnement et de la responsabilisation aux niveaux de la communauté, du district et de la région.

Le travail s’effectuera à Bamako ou à l’emplacement du consultant; aucun travail ne s’effectuera au nord du Mali.

Contexte et justification:
Dans le mois de septembre 2016, le SSGI et la FENASCOM, la fédération nationale des associations de santé communautaires, ont tenu un atelier qui avait comme but de développer une carte de scores d’évaluation des (CAM). Pour la mise en place de cet outil diagnostic de carte de scores, SSGI en collaboration avec la FENASCOM et les partenaires du Ministère de la Sante et celui du développement sociale et les municipalités, FELASCOM et ASACO, a organisée, un atelier d’élaboration des indicateurs, cibles et guide d’utilisation de cette carte de scores CAM. Les objectives de cet atelier étaient les suivantes :

  • Identifier les indicateurs clés, leurs cibles et seuils de performance des engagements formulés dans la CAM pour servir à l’élaboration de cartes de scores
  • Identifier les formats appropries de la carte de score CAM à mettre place

A la fin de l’atelier, une liste des indicateurs avec leurs cibles et seuils de performance ont été retenus ainsi que le format de la carte qui sera en version électronique et support dure. Ces résultats et produits de ce premier atelier serviront d’éléments de références pour le développement de la carte de scores en forme électronique. En plus, l’équipe de SSGI a conçu à partir de ces indicateurs un Model Conceptuel de Données (MCD) devant servir de guide et de référence pour la conception de la carte de scores.

L’application de cet outil diagnostic CAM aboutira à une série de scores pour chaque CAM détaillées dans une carte de score avec un score global assigné à chaque CAM. Pour améliorer la gestion et la fonctionnement du système au niveau communautaire ne peut être rendue plus efficace et plus efficiente que par une meilleure coopération entre les différents intervenants dans le secteur, notamment les structures publiques et privées et les collectivités décentralisées. Un guide d’accompagnement d’utilisation améliorera son application pour renforcer la gestion collaborative des CSCOM par les acteurs communautaires et d’améliorer l’offre de services de santé aux populations des aires de sante.

Objectifs de la consultation:
Il y a deux objectives de cette consultation :

  1. Examiner et finaliser la carte des scores, y compris l’élaboration d’objectifs, la validation d’indicateurs, et l’élaboration d’un cadre.
  2. Développer une application électronique sur le Web ainsi qu’un guide de l’application, dont l’intention est de former les acteurs de terrain dans toutes les régions de projet. En utilisant une application Web pour recueillir les données, le projet vise à améliorer l’application la gestion collaborative des centres de santé communautaire de la communauté des acteurs de renforcer et d’améliorer la prestation des services de santé.

La mise en application web de ces cartes scores permettra de suivre à tout instant et en tout lieu l’évolution de l’application des engagements pris dans la CAM par les Maires et les ASCO de l’ensemble de toutes les communes des zones d’intervention du projet et ensuite tous les partenaires impliques peuvent prendre des actions de redevabilité. Cet application web servira d’outils de renforcement que le projet apportera au Ministère de la sante du Mali pour l’ensemble du système de sante local t au Mali

Responsabilités:

  • Revoir des matériaux sur le fonctionnement des CAMs ainsi que ceux des ASACOs, CSCOMs, et la communauté santé un environnement porteur, y compris des modules pour améliorer la performance des ASACOs et des CSCOMs. Quelques exemples de matériaux: documents de CAM, comité paritaire de la CAM, les textes régissant la santé communautaire au Mali.
  • Revoir et utiliser le model conceptuel des données (MCD) propose pour l’élaboration de l’application web de la carte des scores (Base données en arrière) et la version support dur qui servira à renseigner l’application.
  • Développer des interfaces pour l’importation des données de carte des scores par période pour le coupe Mairie-ASACO.
  • Développer des interfaces pour l’affichage de la carte de score pour le couple Mairie-ASACO avec les différentes couleurs des seuils.
  • Déployer l’application et la base de données (database) sur un serveur web pour permettre un accès simultanées aux données de façon sélective et en temps opportun.
  • Développer des interfaces pour le suivi des redevabilité/actions afin d’améliorer les couleurs
  • Revoir et utiliser les indicateurs avec leurs cibles et seuils de performance établis au cours de l’atelier d’élaboration des indicateurs pour élaborer la carte de scores.
  • Elaborer le guide d’utilisation de la carte de score et du guide de formation des agents de terrain à l’application de l’outil carte de scores électronique développé.
  • Pré tester l’application de l’outil carte de scores développé et son guide d’utilisation dans une commune et ASACO périphériques de Bamako.

Les livrables:

  • Ebauche et final carte des scores outil – en forme électronique et dur, plus le support

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Pakistan: Data Analyst, Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) Evaluation, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

Data Analyst, Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) Evaluation, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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:**
In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives .

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

Position Summary:
MSI is conducting evaluations of USAID/Pakistan’s TDP (Temporarily Displaced Persons) return strategy, Mehsud tribe cluster and urban infrastructure cluster projects implemented in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). 1

MSI is seeking a Data Analyst with excellent quantitative data management and analysis skills for supporting the data management and analysis phases of the evaluation. MSI is expected to conduct around 800 household interviews using a lengthy complex survey instrument. The Data Analyst is expected to develop data entry platforms in Census Survey Program (CSPRO), supervise the data entry process and conduct analysis by producing tables/charts as per analysis plan.

The position is based at the MSI office in Islamabad, however the candidate will be required to participate in the data enumerators training in Peshawar for about 5 days. The Data Analyst will report to the Assignment Manager. The total time commitment for the assignment is around 25 working days, starting from early March and completing by May 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the enumerators training.
  • Review data collection instruments to ensure its coding is clear, systematic, and consistent.
  • Develop data entry systems separate for three evaluations in CSPRO, and apply required quality checks.
  • Provide technical assistance to partner data entry team during data entry process.
  • Consolidate multiple CSPRO data entry files, run cleaning checks and share feedback with partner.
  • Run analysis of clean files as per analysis plan.
  • Any other emergent task assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications :

  • At least five (5) years’ professional experience with two (2) years of hands-on experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Graduate degree in social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large scale datasets.
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills for complex household surveys.
  • Excellent knowledge of CSPRO software development and trouble shooting.
  • Excellent knowledge of SPSS to run preliminary and advanced analysis.
  • Advanced English reading and writing skills.

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

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Consultancy for Rapid Market Assessment for Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya project

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Closing date: 04 Feb 2017

AKF was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and began working in East Africa in 1974. Globally, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource-poor areas. AKF East Africa responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing effective programming, measuring and documenting results and sharing its lessons with governments, donors and development actors to influence policy and practice. In Kenya, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio which includes programming in education for marginalized children, Early Childhood Development (ECD), county governance, civil society and community health, predominantly in the Coast region and Kisii. AKF is currently implementing an EU funded project ‘Improving social and economic opportunities for the youth in Northern Kenya’ in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties in partnership with Islamic Relief Kenya (IRK) and National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK).

About the project

The overall objective of the project is to improve social and economic opportunities for vulnerable young women and men aged 15-35 in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties. Specifically, AKF will facilitate greater employment and income generation opportunities for youth by working with a broad range of stakeholders including TVET institutions, the private sector, CSOs, religious leaders, school management committees, County Government as well as youth groups.

The project has three specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen the institutional capacity of three networks of CSOs to deliver effective, inclusive socio-economic programming for youth across the three counties

  2. To enhance the quality of school and TVET curriculum to deliver value-based education and market-led skills for vulnerable youth.

  3. To improve dialogue, engagement and understanding between county government, youth and various stakeholders (religious leaders, schools, CSOs) on matters affecting youth

Over three years (2016-2019), the project will target marginalised Counties in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera. The key beneficiaries of the action will be male and female youth aged 15-35, which will include in school and out-of-school youth, youth entrepreneurs and TVET graduates. Local CSOs, staff from local authorities, and TVETs will also benefit from the project through improved capacity building, dialogue and linkages with various stakeholders. Overall, the project aims to reach at least 13,000 youth directly 25,000 community members indirectly through campaigns, outreach and policy reform.

Purpose of consultancy

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is seeking to procure the services of an independent consultant to design and conduct a rapid market assessment for its Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya project. The Rapid Market Assessment will seek to identify and analyse the current and emerging industry and overall employment needs in Garissa, Lamu and Mandera over the next decade. This will be done in collaboration with the business community, government and TVETs so that all actors agree on the labour needs and opportunities in each county. It will investigate which industries are growing and retracting, which skills are required and whether the TVETs are adequately responding to the market needs. Part of this assessment will include a rapid Value Chain Analysis which will identify the most promising/viable high value crops and fruits for commercialisation.

The specific objectives are:

  • To assess employment needs and opportunities (formal or non-formal, on-farm or off-farm) for the youth in the target counties, looking at the capacity and emerging labor markets
  • To assess the current employability/self-employment skills deficit among the youth given the market needs
  • Assess the effectiveness of TVET curriculum to deliver self-employment, employability and life skills that meet market demands
  • To recommend strategies to enhance employability and self-employment skills of the youth including increased uptake of TVET curriculum

Research questions

  • What are the employment needs and emerging opportunities (formal or informal, on-farm or off-farm) in all sectors for the youth in the target counties?
  • What are the current skills deficits among female and male youths in the targeted counties?
  • How effective is the current TVET curriculum in preparing female and male youths for self-employment and employability?
  • How well are the TVETs prepared to deliver self-employability and employability skills for the youth?
  • What is the status and functionality of the TVET institutions the target counties?
  • What is the level of satisfaction with the quality of the TVET programme delivery?
  • What strategies can effectively increase women’s enrolment and completion of the TVET Programmes?

Scope of work

  • Undertake review of key AKF documents including the project document, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and relevant county policies and frameworks to understand project’s objectives and context within which the project is operating in.
  • Design market assessment tools that meet the information needs of AKF and its implementing partners and targeted groups and produce an inception report
  • Identify packages of tools or relevant start-up materials that each group of trainees would need to be able to establish a business, bearing in mind accessibility, affordability, and profitability for the target group,
  • Hold county level meetings and engage various key stakeholders in the targeted counties using the agreed tools to identify and analyse the labour markets trends and emerging opportunities for the youth
  • Carry out further literature review to assess the size of the labour markets,
  • Carry out an analysis of the data gathered to answer the research questions and provide recommendations on viable strategies for programme implementation
  • Explore, identify, and recommend appropriate strategies, approaches and processes, to strengthen apprenticeship and/or employment opportunities for the target group of trainees,Identify, analyse, and recommend five to seven priority sub-sectors (and others if relevant) where opportunities exist in Mandera, to train young men and women in vocational and entrepreneurial skills that will enable them generate and diversify income;
  • Present findings to AKF and its implementing partners and target counties for validation of information regarding labour market needs and trends, viable crop value chains and recommendations on project strategies
  • Summarize and document the process, findings into a final market assessment report

Key tasks/deliverables

  • Inception report outlining the approach and methodology for the Rapid Market Assessment
  • Engagements with stakeholders in each county
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection tools
  • Coordinate and conduct data collection
  • Analyse data
  • Draft the Rapid Market Assessment report for Presentation and feedback meetings with stakeholders in each county
  • Final Rapid Market Assessment report

Anticipated timeline

The Rapid Market Assessment is anticipated to begin by Early February 2017 and be completed no more than 45 days after award of assignment.

How to apply:

Application Process

All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their proposals via email to recruitment.akfcr@akfea.org no later than 4.00 pm on 4thFebruary, 2017 with the email title AKF Youth Rapid Market Assessment– organized separately as follows:

  • Technical proposal (not exceeding 15 pages): The technical proposal should reflect the consultants/firm’s understanding of the TORs and how they will undertake all the tasks outlined in the Scope of Work. The consultant/firm will also provide a detailed plan of specific activities and timetable for carrying out the assignment including resumes of proposed lead consultants, relevant experience and references. Firm’s application must include all copies of statutory requirements. Financial Budget: The consultant/firm shall propose a realistic cost estimate for this assignment, including a breakdown of the budget and justification of expenses. The budget shall include only those costs that can be directly attributed to the activities proposed. This should be submitted separately from the Technical Proposal.

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Consultancy for Baseline Study on Improving Social and Economic Opportunities for Youth in Northern Kenya Project

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Closing date: 04 Feb 2017

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and began working in East Africa in 1974. Globally, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource-poor areas. AKF East Africa responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing effective programming, measuring and documenting results and sharing its lessons with governments, donors and development actors to influence policy and practice. In Kenya, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio which includes programming in Education for marginalized children, Early Childhood Development (ECD), governance and civil society and community health, predominantly in the Coast region and Kisii. AKF is currently implementing an EU funded project ‘Improving social and economic opportunities for the youth in Northern Kenya’ in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties in partnership with Islamic Relief Kenya (IRK) and National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK).

About the project

The overall objective of the project is to improve social and economic opportunities for vulnerable young women and men aged 15-35 in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties. Specifically, AKF and implementing partners will facilitate greater employment and income generation opportunities for youth by working with a broad range of stakeholders including TVET institutions, potential employers in the private sector, CSOs, religious leaders, school management committees, county governments as well as youth groups.

The project has three specific objectives.

  1. To strengthen the institutional capacity of three networks of CSOs to deliver effective, inclusive socio-economic programming for youth across the three counties.

  2. To enhance the quality of school and TVET curriculum to deliver value-based education and market-led skills for vulnerable youth.

  3. To improve dialogue, engagement and understanding between county government, youth and various stakeholders (religious leaders, schools, CSOs) on matters affecting youth

Over the next three years (2016-2019), the project will target marginalised districts in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera. The key beneficiaries of the action will be male and female youth aged 15-35, which will include in school and out-of-school youth, youth entrepreneurs and TVET graduates. Local CSOs, staff from local authorities, and TVETs will also benefit from the project via targeted capacity building, increased dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. Overall, the project aims to reach at least 13,000 youth directly 25,000 community members indirectly through campaigns, outreach and policy reform.

Purpose of consultancy

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is seeking to procure the services of a consultant(s) or firm to design and conduct a baseline study for this project. The main objective of the baseline study is to benchmark a set of qualitative and quantitative indicators as well as provide further insights into the current status of the project’s target groups in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties to support design of effective implementation strategies.

The specific objectives are:

  • Obtain and analyse information on prevailing situation on the project’s target groups
  • Establish the baseline values for the project quantitative and qualitative performance project indicators
  • Validate and provide recommendations (on methods and tools) for the future tracking of the performance indicators as well strategies to support implementation of the
  • Establish the status of value based education in basic education institution and TVET in the target counties

The project’s set of objectively verifiable indicators are attached in Annex A

Scope of Work

  • Undertake review of key AKF documents including the project document, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and relevant county policies and frameworks to understand project’s objectives and context within which the project is operating in.
  • Design baseline data protocol and tools that meet the information needs of AKF and its implementing partners and targeted groups and produce an inception report
  • Carry out orientation and training of AKF and its implementing partners and target groups on the baseline survey protocol and tools to ensure effective participation in the exercise
  • Hold county level meetings and facilitate key stakeholders in the targeted counties to identify and analyse the situation affecting youth and come up with practical solutions
  • Carry out data collection using the agreed tools including the functionality of TVETs, assessment of uptake and completion rates for youth women and men and levels of satisfaction with the course currently offered by the TVET
  • Carry out an analysis of the data gathered to determine the basic information and indicators values including recommendations on realistic targets for intervention
  • Validate data with stakeholders
  • Present findings to AKF and its implementing partners and target counties for input and adoption.
  • Finalize the evaluation report, print and disseminate to stakeholders.

Key deliverables

  • Inception report outlining the approach and methodology of the baseline study
  • Orientation for AKF and partners on the baseline data collection process and tools
  • Data collection tools
  • Draft baseline report for feedback
  • Validation workshop with stakeholders
  • The final cleaned dataset used for analysis and production of final report in an accessible electronic format (excel, SPSS, STATA).
  • Presentation and feedback meetings with AKF, implementing partners on the findings of the baseline survey
  • Final baseline report
  • Anticipated timeline
  • The baseline study is anticipated to begin by mid-January, 2017 and take no more than 45 working days from the day of award of contract

Annex A: List of Project outcome level indicators

  • % of vulnerable young women and men who have participated in a livelihoods program have increased their income from baseline data.
  • # of young men and women that have secured self-employment / employment or diversified source of income as a result of participation in programme activities
  • # and % of TVET male and female graduates who have successfully completed the improved TVET programme:
  • # and % of TVET graduates who have successfully secured an employment opportunity within 6 months of completion.
  • # of suggestions for youth-friendly actions integrated into CIDPs/County Annual Plans and Budgets
  • # and % of LCSOs with improved scores in Organisational Capacity Assessment (OCA), measuring ability to deliver quality youth programming
  • # of partnerships between county government, youth, private sector, LCSOs and other key stakeholders
  • Indicator 4: # of schools implementing value based education activities
  • % of youth (m/f) adopting productivity-enhancing technologies and practices promoted by the project

How to apply:

Application Process

All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their proposals via email to recruitment.akfcr@akfea.org no later than 4.00 pm on 4th February, 2017 with the email title AKF Youth Livelihoods Baseline– organized separately as follows:

· Technical proposal (not exceeding 15 pages): The technical proposal should reflect the consultants/firm’s understanding of the TORs and how they will undertake all the tasks outlined in the Scope of Work. The consultant/firm will also provide a detailed plan of specific activities and timetable for carrying out the assignment including resumes of proposed lead consultants, relevant experience and references. Firm’s application must include all copies of statutory requirements.

· Financial Budget: The consultant/firm shall propose a realistic cost estimate for this assignment, including a breakdown of the budget and justification of expenses. The budget shall include only those costs that can be directly attributed to the activities proposed. This should be submitted separately from the Technical Proposal. c

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Côte d’Ivoire: Postdoctoral fellow in Agriculture and climate change

Organization: Africa Rice Center
Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral fellow in Agriculture and climate change to be based at AfricaRice, Bouaké.

About AfricaRice

AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.

The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. AfricaRice headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire.

Staff members are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice Research Stations in Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team to sustain and improve the productivity of rice-based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. S/he will lead activities on developing climate-smart rice technologies to contribute to local adaptation and evaluation and assess the technologies’ potential for diffusion at large scale in Burkina-Faso. The successful candidate will report to the Project Coordinator and to the Leader of the Sustainable Productivity Enhancement program.

Specific tasks include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Evaluate water-harvesting capacities of Smart valleys approach and its impact on rice yields and farmers’ income;

  2. Analyze water saving potentials of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) and its impacts on greenhouse gas emission, rice phenology, weed pressure and soil salinity;

  3. Analyze boundaries conditions for large-scale adoption of Smart valleys and AWD technologies by rice farmers in Burkina Faso;

  4. Support and contribute to training of students and post‐master fellows;

  5. Participate in professional meetings;

  6. Publish research results in peer‐reviewed, high impact factor journals and produce policy briefs;

  7. Develop annual research and project proposals, work plans and budgets in consultation with the Program Leader, the Project Coordinator and Team members;

  8. Provide administrative support to the Project Coordinator, including budget verification, communication, preparation of contracts, preparation of annual reports, etc.;

  9. Collaborate with other scientists in team –based research projects;

  10. Contribute to AfricaRice’s resource mobilization efforts;

  11. Undertake any other duties as required by the needs of the center.

Qualifications/Selection Criteria

Education: a PhD degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Climate Change;

Work Experience: excellent background in climate change mitigation issues and options through soil and water management; expertise in the areas of inland valleys development and irrigation systems; field experience in both qualitative and quantitative research; excellent knowledge of statistical tools and packages for data analysis; excellent publication record; knowledge in crop modelling; work experience in Africa

Language

The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Terms and Conditions

o This is an internationally recruited position.

o AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

o The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility for renewal. The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.

How to apply:

Application procedure

Expressions of interest (a full CV in MS Word format + supporting statement) including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees should be submitted online at the following address: https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx.

Applications will be considered until Monday, February 20, 2017.

AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.AfricaRice.org

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Financial Sustainability of Surge – Terms of Reference – Study

Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 27 Jan 2017

1. Background/Introduction

The Transforming Surge Capacity project aims to improve the capacity of humanitarian agencies to scale up resources for emergency response – getting the right people to the right places, doing the right things, in the shortest time possible. It aims to pilot and build evidence of ways of working that are collaborative, locally focused, and which engage other stakeholders such as the UN and the private sector. Led by ActionAid, this project is supported by 10 other humanitarian agencies and two technical partners. [1] It is a Start Network project supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP).

The project is delivered through collaborative platforms at national, regional and international levels. The two national platforms are based in the Philippines and Pakistan, the Asia Regional Platform is led from Bangkok, and the International Platform is led from London. The project’s key deliverables are:

· Increased capacity of skilled surge personnel for civil society at international, national and regional levels

· Collaborative national, regional and international pilots and shared rosters to improve organisational surge capacity

· Sharing of good practice on surge management practices

· Evidence building to show how and why collaborative and localised surge approaches work

Establishing and maintaining adequate surge capacity systems requires long term and predictable funding. Consortium members of the project have indicated that they struggle to adequately fund their surge systems in a sustainable manner. The financial sustainability of surge capacity is critical for humanitarian NGOs to respond effectively to disasters.

2. Purpose of this consultancy

The main objective of the study is to support the INGOs who are consortium members of the project to identify the best approaches in funding surge capacity. The study will also identify the most appropriate models and set-up in using financial resources in order to ensure the financial sustainability of its organizational surge capacity and systems.

The research will allow consortium members to better understand the current funding situation for surge and to highlight examples of cost effective models, which ensure financial sustainability.

The study will also respond to a specific need identified from the project’s 2015 baseline report to better understand how sustainable surge models for both national teams and partners can be improved.

The research should focus on the following two critical areas:

Accessing funds for surge mapping

· How do the project consortium members currently fund their surge capacity and systems at international, regional and national levels?

· How much do the consortium members invest in surge compared to other preparedness activities?

· Are there innovative models for resourcing surge that INGOs could learn from?

· Are there any donors who specifically provide provision to support and maintain surge mechanisms?

· Highlight any gaps or successes in the current funding for surge (drawing on existing information gathered as part of the project’s baseline)

· What opportunities might be missed as a result of limited access to funding?

Cost effective models for surge mapping

· Analysis of the varying cost implications of the different surge models which agencies utilise for surge (e.g. standing teams, international rosters, national rosters, partner rosters, collaborative rosters) – this should cover the costs of both establishing and maintaining the system

· Compare the cost implications of the different models considering the impact in the speed and quality of the response and its sustainability.

· Case studies on examples of cost effective surge models across agencies.

3. Methodology

The research will need to set definitions and parameters of cost effectiveness and financial sustainability considering the objectives and past studies of the project in terms of collaboration and localisation. It will cover only the costs of establishing and maintaining a surge system. The project’s national platforms will be consulted on this process of setting definition and parameters of cost effectiveness and financial sustainability.

As part of this research, the consultant is expected to do a desk review of previous studies done by the project. The researcher will be able to access the data and surveys used in the Start Network report “Measuring the value-for-money of increased collaboration between UK International Non-Government Organisations in response to mega-disasters” as well as in the 2015 Baseline Report of the project. He / she will have also have interviews with key staff from the project, key informants from the humanitarian agencies part of the project and the leads of the regional, Philippines and Pakistan project rosters. The researcher will establish a questionnaire before holding the interviews. The questions that should be included in the questionnaire (list non exhaustive) are:

· Is there sufficient funding from agencies and donors for cost effective and financially sustainable surge?

· Is there anything which donors could be doing to improve funding for surge capacity? (e.g. more donors supporting this area of work?)

· Is there anything agencies could be doing to improve and make more effective and sustainable funding for surge capacity? (e.g. allocating sufficient internal resource, better accessing funding from donors who are willing to support this area of work, advocacy work with donors on funding?)

· Were there any findings and conclusions on more cost effective models for surge which agencies should be considering in their surge design?

4. Time frame

The research should have the following phases:

· Phase I: Research design and setting definitions, questionnaire development, and desk research/literature.

· Phase II: Data collection (interviews, meetings), entry and verification

· Phase III: Data analysis providing details to ensure rigorous and dependable findings/results, draft reporting.

· Phase IV: Presentation of the draft report to the project, feedback loops, verification, changes.

· Phase V: Final version, formatting and presentation of the research to wider audience

The study must be fully finished by the end of May 2017.

5. Deliverables

· Work Plan and Methodology – at the end of Phase I.

· 1st Draft of the research (maximum 25 pages with annexes additional) – at the end of Phase III.

· Final Research Report Document with Executive Summary – at the beginning of Phase V.

6. Required skills and expertise

· Advanced degree in research oriented financial and social studies related to development and humanitarian work.

· Extensive knowledge of and experience in leading (designing and undertaking) financial and social studies using quantitative and qualitative methodologies regarding humanitarian and development work.

· Advanced knowledge of the current situation and trends of the international humanitarian system, in particular about its funding sustainability.

· Excellent written English and authoring previous reports

7. Budget

Total available budget for the research is 11,000 GBP. All expenses of the researcher/research team must be covered by this amount.

[1] The full consortium includes Action Against Hunger, ActionAid, CAFOD, CARE International, CDAC-N, Christian Aid, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Plan International, Save the Children and Tearfund. Technical partners include the CDAC Network and the CHS Alliance.

How to apply:

Application process: submission of proposals

Interested researchers should submit: letter of interest, technical proposal, financial offer and CV of the researcher by Friday 27 January 2017 at 17h00 UK time. The technical proposal should have detailed methodology and a timeline / calendar.

Interested applicants should submit their proposals to: francisco.yermo@actionaid.org

Important to note:

  • We will contact only short list candidates. Applications after deadline will be excluded. Applications not conforming to the conditions will not be considered.

  • Interviews will be conducted during the week of 6-10 February.

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Nepal: Team Leader – Chlorhexidine Coverage and Compliance Survey, Nepal

Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Overview:

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS’ clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research. For more information on CAMRIS International please visit: www.camris.com.

CAMRIS International’s USAID Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.

Under the USAID Nepal MEL Project, CAMRIS seeks a team leader to lead a nation-wide survey of Chlorhexidine coverage and compliance and essential newborn care practices in Nepal. The primary objective of the survey is to assess the coverage and compliance of Chlorhexidine gel application in Nepal. The secondary objectives of the survey are (1) to assess the newborn care practices and service utilization in Nepal, and (2) to assess the status of birth preparedness and maternal service utilization in Nepal. Key indicators on Chlorhexidine to be measured from this survey include:

  1. Percent of newborns receiving Chlorhexidine applied to their umbilical cord disaggregated by facility and home births.
  2. Percentage of mothers reporting of not applying any other substance besides Chlorhexidine to the cord stump.
  3. Percentage of mothers having knowledge of Chlorhexidine.
  4. Percentage of mothers who have skills for Chlorhexidine use.
  5. Percent of mothers/caretakers who have received Chlorhexidine during their pregnancy.

The survey will be designed as a cross sectional, nationally representative household survey. Sample districts should have district-wide program coverage, representing all three ecological zones in Nepal: hills, mountains and terai. The respondents of this survey will be confined to women who had been or were currently married and who had given birth to a living baby or had delivered a still born (that had been in the gestation period for at least 28 weeks) in the year preceding the survey. The sample size for this survey should be appropriate to ensure comparability of estimates from “Chlorhexidine coverage and compliance survey in Banke, Jumla and Bajhang, 2012”, a 1,800 respondent baseline. The survey instruments used in the will be updated and used in this survey.

The team leader must be available for a minimum of four weeks of field work in Nepal in March/April 2017, with the ability to conduct initial design work on a remote basis in February/March 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight, guidance and management of the survey team, delegating tasks as appropriate.
  • Lead the conduct of a mixed methods survey in the field in close collaboration with USAID Nepal, the government of Nepal, CAMRIS International and New Era.
  • Coordinate closely with CAMRIS International and New Era to lead local field supervisors, interviewers/data collectors, and other team members.
  • Lead the process of drafting and finalizing the survey, including team composition, roles and responsibilities, work plan, sampling strategy, data collection tools, survey briefing(s) and survey report.
  • Steer effective communication with USAID, government of Nepal (Ministry of Health, Family Health Division of the Department of Health Services, and Child Health Division), USAID Nepal Chlorhexidine Navi Care Program implemented by JSI, among other stakeholders.
  • Code and analyze qualitative data, as relevant.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of all work products.

Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree, PhD preferred, in global or public health, preventative medicine, public health administration, health science, gender or women’s studies, pharmacy, social work, international development or affairs, or a similar field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of M&E experience, including five years of experience as a team leader or senior-level M&E specialist on complex or mixed methods surveys, assessments or evaluations of health projects. Expertise leading nation-wide health surveys is preferred.
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Subject matter expertise of maternal and child health preferred. Experience in Nepal or similar context preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience leading research studies concerning sensitive subject matter in accordance with institutional review board and good evaluation ethics.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluations, assessments and performance management is highly desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English required.
  • Demonstrated skills using SPSS, STATA or other social research software.
  • The team leader must be available for a minimum of four weeks of field work in Nepal in March/April 2017, with the ability to conduct initial design work on a remote basis in February/March 2017.

How to apply:

https://careers-camris.icims.com/jobs/2397/team-leader—chlorhexidine-coverage-and-compliance-survey%2c-nepal/job

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Uganda: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR BASE LINE SURVEY UNDER THE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOR EDUCATION PROJECT II (CEEPII)

Organization: Build Africa
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 27 Jan 2017

1.1 Background to Build Africa Uganda

Build Africa Uganda (BAU) was registered as a Ugandan NGO in 1996. BAU’s programs seek to combine earning and learning opportunities for children and their families. With 16 years’ experience working in rural areas of Uganda, BAU has strong working relationships with communities and local authorities. BAU is currently operational in the nine districts of Kumi, Ngora, Bukedea, Pallisa, Kibuku, Masindi, Kiryandongo, Oyam and Buliisa. Within these districts BAU is working with 154 primary schools and the surrounding communities.

Find Build Africa on http://www.build-africa.org for more information.

1.2 Background to CEEPII

The project is called Community Empowerment for Education Project II (CEEPII). It is a follow up of CEEP I that was implemented in Masindi, Oyam and Buliisa districts (April 2014 to March 2016).

Education is a fundamental human right[1], essential to reducing poverty and inequality[2]. However, when children attend primary school in Uganda, their right to a good quality education is affected by a multiplicity of factors such as shortage of qualified teachers; low teacher motivation; inadequate school infrastructure, violence at school, shortage of teaching and learning materials; weak capacity of communities to demand quality education; inadequate provision for children with special learning needs; limited teacher time on task and weak supervision arrangements[3]. These severely restrict the opportunity for children to develop the literacy, numeracy and life skills they need to grow into healthy adults and reach their full potential.

Build Africa will use the lessons learnt from CEEP1, expanding the work to an additional 28 schools in 2 districts of Kiryandongo and Nwoya. By focusing the social accountability engagements on relevant policies such as the Basic Requirements and Minimum Standards (BRMS) in education, BA will, in addition to community level engagements; collate evidence that shall be used to influence policy and practice both at the local and national government level. By its own account, the Government of Uganda acknowledges of the uptake of this 2001 piece of legislation (BRMS), noting that: ‘…awareness and compliance by schools are still inadequate. Poor and/or disastrous outcomes and occurrences such as strikes, school fires, internal strife, child abuse, grievances or unresolved conflicts (within schools) and other forms of poor school performance are a clear manifestation of this inadequacy’. Build Africa will liaise with Unicef on their work around the BRMS for sharing, learning and potentially joint influencing partnerships.

1.3 Project Description

The project Goal is to contribute to improved quality of primary education and learning in order to improve the quality of life in the targeted districts by 2018. This will be through ensuring that government, school level duty bearers and parents are responsive and accountable to improve the quality of primary education, to be achieved through the following objectives:

Objective 1: Increased participation and commitment of parents and communities for quality education

Objective 2: Improved education practice in targeted schools through community and SMC engagement with schools

Objective 3: Improved education policy, practice and regulatory environment in targeted districts

2. Project activities

Objective 1: Increased participation and commitment of parents and communities for quality education

Activity 1.1: Identify and support 6 Education Monitoring Volunteers (EMVs) to lead community level advocacy and capacity building initiatives

Activity 1.2 Conduct a Training of Trainers of 6 EMVs in educational policy, communication at community level and in the community scorecard methodology.

Activity 1.3: Conduct 56 sensitization meetings with communities on their roles/responsibilities, value of education and key government policy provisions

Activity 1.4 Develop 28 Learning Improvement plans detailing actions of parents to meet children’s immediate needs.

Activity 1.5: Train 560 school level duty bearers (SMCs, Head Teachers and Teachers) on the BRMS, mechanisms of social accountability and their role in monitoring and delivering against the service charter

Activity 1.6: Reproduce and distribute 40 copies of key educational policy documents like BRMS, Child Friendly Schools, and the UPE framework

Activity 1.7: Conduct bi-annual community scorecards events at school level to generate and review service charters that improve the quality of learning in regard to the BRMS

Objective 2: Improved education practice in targeted schools through community and SMC engagement with schools

Activity 2.1: Develop education advocacy plans in relation to BRMS

Activity 2.2: Lobby Local Councils/government on key education quality improvement issues by SMCs

Activity 2.3: Collect, document and disseminate evidence on community experiences and social accountability to provide data for influencing policy and practice in meeting the BRMS

Activity 2.4: Identify and build relations with 4 coalitions and networks for strategic engagements on policy weaknesses

Activity 2.5: Hold 3 national and district level education quality improvement advocacy and learning fora

Objective 3: Improved education policy, practice and regulatory environment in targeted districts

Activity 3.1: Lobby Local Councils/government on key education quality improvement issues by SMCs

Activity 3.2: Collect, document and disseminate evidence on community experiences and social accountability to provide data for influencing policy and practice in meeting the BRMS

Activity 3.3: Identify and build relations with 4 coalitions and networks for strategic engagements on policy weaknesses

Activity 3.4: Hold 3 national and district level education quality improvement advocacy and learning fora

Activity 3.5: Develop education advocacy plans in relation to BRMS

3. Objectives of the baseline

a) Set a baseline for the Project by gaining a contextualized and measurable understanding of the current social accountability efforts by the community and the responsiveness by the Duty Bearers (School authorities, School Management Committees, Sub county and District authorities)

b) Develop data collection tools and piloting project indicators

c) Establish baseline benchmark measures against the project’s logframe indicators and provide evidence-based recommendations on the way forward on the best way to collect evidence on each indicator.

4: Expected outputs from the Technical Support

A detailed report detailing the following:

a) Current situation of the project indicators in the districts

b) Recommendation on the best way to engage the different stakeholders

5. Tasks and deliverables

The required consultancy deliverables are:

  • One detailed inception report in English, including a detailed work plan, detailed methodology for both data collection and analysis, sample size calculations (where appropriate), data collection tools, and outline of the structure of the final evaluation report.

A draft baseline report, including accurately analysed data against each of the project indicators and evidence-based findings regarding the usefulness of indicators

  • One detailed baseline report in English, including data collection tools etc.

  • All typed data sets in English from both quantitative and qualitative data collection.

The consultant will also be responsible for:

  • Holding an inception meeting (remotely if required) with Build Africa staff and reviewing any relevant documentation to gather background information

  • Drafting an inception report (as above)

  • Incorporating feedback on inception report into planned approach and activities

  • Organising the logistics for field travel

  • Recruiting and training data collectors with the necessary skills and local langauges, who can work to a high standard

  • Supervising and quality assuring field data collection and entry

  • Providing the typed raw data to Build Africa staff

  • Analysing and synthesizing both qualitative and quantitative data

  • Submitting a draft report, with accompanying data analysis to Build Africa staff for feedback

  • Incorporating feedback and submitting a final report that responds to the key objectives of the baseline study and provide clear measures against the indicators and evidence based findings, as well as robust recommendations which can be directly applied to Build Africa’s programming

Build Africa will be responsible for:

  • Holding an introductory Skype call with the consultant to provide background information and to finalise timelines and expectations

  • Reviewing the inception report and providing the consultant with specific and timely feedback

  • Providing support to the recruitment and training of data collectors if necessary

  • Reviewing the draft baseline report and providing the consultant with specific and timely feedback

6. Timeline for delivery

The final report and materials of this assignment must be delivered by the 25th Feb 2017

Activity

Timeframe (to be completed by)

Briefing meeting

Review of TOR and project documents and other relevant external evidence

Development and submission of the inception report (including detailed methodology and revised data collection tools including detailed guidance)

Field work (training of data collectors, data collection and de-briefing)

Data entry, analysis and writing of draft report

Revision and finalisation of the report and delivery of all data sets

7. Skills and qualifications of consultancy team

The consultancy team should consist of one or more consultants who meet the following requirements:

§ Master’s degree in either Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other related discipline coupled with advanced skills in research methodologies (preferred);

§ Excellent communication skills including report writing (essential);

§ Able to reliably access the Internet, as well as relevant national policy/planning documents and surveys (essential);

§ Fluent English in both writing and speaking (essential) but Runyoro , Acholi and Swahili will be an added advantage;

§ Willingness to familiarise self with, and sign up to abiding by, Build Africa’s Child Protection Policy (essential).

§ Prior experience of evaluating social accountability projects desirable/preferred

8. Child Safeguarding

It is essential that the successful applicant familiarise self with, and sign up to abiding by, Build Africa’s Child Protection Policy.

We reserve the right to conduct background checks for all shortlisted applicants in line with our child safeguarding policy. This may include collecting references from past employers or commissioning organisations.

[1]http://www.unesco.org/new/en/right2education

[2]http://www.globalpartnership.org/education

[3] Unicef Uganda 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

How to apply:

Interested consultants must submit the following documents:

1) Technical proposal , using the attached template, which must include the following:

  • Outline of methodology for conducting the baseline study

  • A timeline of consultant work plan with number of days for desk research, primary research, material development and review , finalizing materials and final report

  • Samples of previous report written for similar consultancy work, with contact details for commissioning client.

  • profile of the consultants that will engage with the study – and confirm who will be on the ground conducting the study

2) Detailed budget submitted in Excel.

There is a fixed internal budget for the consultancy including professional fees, ancillary costs and support costs with the assumption that the consultant is based in Uganda or in the East Africa region (to minimise travel costs).

Consultants must have an existing legal right or hold the relevant visa to work in Uganda.

The selected consultant(s) will be chosen based on their relevant experience, robustness of their submission, availability as well as overall cost effectiveness.

All documents must be submitted no later than Friday 27th Jan 2017 at 17:00 hrs East Africa time via email to Fred Semyalo, Head of Programs ; semyalo@build-africauganda.org

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Kenya: Technical Advisor Learning and Monitoring Programme in Somalia

Organization: INTEGRITY
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

T**echnical Advisor Terms of Reference Learning and Monitoring Programme in Somalia Short-term Technical Assistance, based in Nairobi, Kenya**

Overview of project: Third Party Monitoring and Technical Support to SMP II

The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding the Learning and Monitoring Programme – Somalia (LAMPS) hat will provide third-party monitoring services to a representative proportion of its Somalia portfolio and across its Country Operational Plan. LAMPS provides a crucial tool for DFID to monitor and improve its work and that of its implementing partners (IPs), provides credible data for effective decision-making and building confidences with key DFID stakeholders, and provides transparent and demonstrable lessons and user-friendly evidence from achieved and/or intended results across DFID Somalia’s portfolio. As part of this programme a Data and Knowledge Management (DKM) unit will be established, to capture all comparable quantitative data on projects which will facilitate the production of both technical and management reports.

Integrity is the Lead contractor of LAMPS working in consortium with Altai and Itad. LAMPS is currently seeking a Learning Expert to fill the following role.

Scope of work

The Learning Expert will provide short-term technical assistance during the Inception period of DFID’s Learning and Monitoring Programme in Somalia (LAMPS). The Learning Expert will be expected to take the lead in developing a learning strategy, inclusive of a framework with indicators, for LAMPS. He/she will be expected to provide technical guidance directly to the LAMPS Learning Manager and Learning Analyst in how best to manipulate, use, package, and share all the data LAMPS collects. In addition, he/she will work closely with the Team Leader, to develop guidance on procedures to improve LAMPS’ internal learning and learning within partners.

Specific responsibilities include:

· Conduct a desk review of key learning from LAMPS’ predecessor programme (SMP I), as well the most up-to-date research on organisational learning, real-time learning within programmes, problem-driven iterative adaption, and change management.

· Consult with DFID-Somalia staff on their learning needs and requirements, interview DFID staff as required;

· In collaboration with each LAMPS sub-component, develop a learning framework for:

o LAMPS and its sub-components (Verifications, Technical Assistance, Digital Platform)

o DFID-Somalia implementing partners that are receiving M&E support from LAMPS (i.e. Verifications, M&E Technical Assistance);

· Within this learning framework, develop concise indicator reference sheets for indicators at each layer of learning;

· Identify and prepare guidance on learning products (e.g. biannual reports and presentations) that capture learning, best practices, and recommendations from LAMPS data.

Criteria

· 15-20 years of high-level programme management (COP, Programme Director, etc)

· At least 5+ of experience with change management, organisational learning, PDIA or Real-time Learning.

· No Somalia experience necessary, but FCAS experience greatly preferred.

· Must have worked on programming funded by DFID or USAID.

Full Terms of Reference including break down of days available: https://www.integrityglobal.com/our-work/job-openings/

How to apply:

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form at www.integrityglobal.com/apply and attach a CV and Cover Letter at the bottom of your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an aim to fill this position as soon as possible. The final closing date for applications is 03 February 2017.

Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Integrity is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by UK data protection laws.

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Cameroon: Market Research – International Consultant

Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service
Country: Cameroon
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

1. APPEL D’OFFRE

1.1. Introduction

La Région d’Afrique de l’Ouest du Service Jésuite aux Réfugiés (d’ors en avant JRS WAF) et l’ONG ALBOAN lance un appel d’offre pour engager un consultant pour la réalisation d’une étude du marché dans les communes de Bertoua et Garoua Boulai, Département Lom-et-Djerem, Région Est du Cameroun (détails au point 2. Etude du marché).

1.2. Budget maximum

EUR 15.000 (quinze mil euro).

1.3. Profil du consultant

· Diplôme en économie ou disciplines affines

· 10 ans d’expérience de travail

· 3-5 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des études de marchés informels

· Maitrise du français parlé et écris

· Une expérience précédente dans le monde humanitaire est préférable.

1.4. Documentation à présenter

· Lettre de motivation

· CV

· Au moins 3 personnes de référence

· Documentation attestant le niveau académique atteint

· Plan d’étude du marché, incluant

  • Méthodologie de récolte de données

  • Méthodologie d’analyse de données

  • Méthodologie d’implémentation des recommandations

  • Chronogramme détaillé

· Budget spécifiant tous les couts détaillés relatifs à la consultance.

Toute la documentation, sauf la documentation académique, doit être présentée en français

1.5. Méthodologie d’évaluation des offres

Les offres seront évaluées par une équipe mixte JRS WAF – ALBOAN sur la base de :

· Documentation envoyée par les candidats

· Budget

· Entretien avec les candidats

· Contact avec les personnes de référence indiquées par les candidats.

2. ETUDE DU MARCHE

2.1. Contexte

Contexte général

L’insécurité, la violence et les violations généralisées des droits de l’homme par des éléments armés contre la population en République centrafricaine (RCA), y compris la torture, les violences sexuelles, les exécutions extrajudiciaires et les disparitions forcées, ont généré un constant afflux de réfugiés au Tchad, au Cameroun, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et en République du Congo, à partir de Décembre 2013. Beaucoup de réfugiés se sont installés dans des villes et villages d’accueil, tandis que d’autres ont été déplacés dans des camps de réfugiés.

Sur les 259.000 réfugiés en provenance de la République centrafricaine (RCA), 131.000 sont arrivés au Cameroun depuis Décembre 2013 et vivent dans les régions Est, Adamaoua et Nord. 99.000 sont arrivés avant 2014 et le reste en 2014 au plus fort du conflit en RCA. Seulement la moitié d’entre eux sont situés dans les sept sites dédiés mis en place par le HCR. La moitié restant vit dans les villages. Avant ces arrivées, il y avait déjà près de 100.500 réfugiés de la RCA dans le pays, ce qui porte le chiffre total des réfugiés centrafricains au Cameroun à 259.000. Cependant, en général, la situation humanitaire des réfugiés de la RCA s’est stabilisée en 2015. La majorité des réfugiés sont d’origine Peuhl et travaillent comme éleveurs de bétail connus sous le nom de Mbororo, bien qu’un nombre important soit des commerçants d’origine urbaine.

Les besoins des réfugiés de la RCA demeurent élevés, avec un certain nombre de normes humanitaires importantes qui n’ont pas encore été respectées, en particulier dans les sites de réfugiés et dans les villages accueillant une forte proportion de réfugiés.

Presque tous les réfugiés arrivés après janvier 2014, ainsi que quelque 18.000 réfugiés vulnérables arrivés avant, dépendent de l’aide alimentaire. Les niveaux de malnutrition sont élevés sur certains sites et environ 34% de la population est considéré comme menacé d’insécurité alimentaire. La malnutrition aiguë mondiale (GAM) dans les sites de réfugiés s’élève à 9,6% des enfants (6 à 59 mois). Bien qu’il n’y ait pas d’obstacles juridiques ou politiques, l’accès des réfugiés aux services de base tels que l’éducation et les services de santé reste insuffisant et doit être renforcé. Environ 75% des enfants réfugiés d’âge scolaire n’ont jamais fréquenté l’école. Les conséquences sanitaires des crises nutritionnelles n’ont pas encore été complètement abordées, mais restent au cœur des programmes humanitaires. Les installations d’eau et d’assainissement sont inférieures aux normes. En même temps, 19% des villages accueillant des réfugiés n’ont pas une source d’eau adéquate et doivent recevoir des solutions. La majorité de la population Mbororo a perdu la majeure partie de son bétail en RCA. Seulement 37 pour cent des chefs de ménage ont un revenu régulier, principalement par la conduite de travaux commerciaux ou domestiques. Les réfugiés ont un bon accès aux marchés et au commerce, mais seulement dans les zones frontalières. Seule une faible proportion de la population réfugiée a accès à une aide aux moyens de subsistance.

L’élection, en 2016, de Faustin Touadéra à président de la RCA ressemblait à un point tournant. Néanmoins, l’espoir initial de un possible rentré des réfugiés en RCA a été balayé. L’agence pour les réfugiés U.N. a récemment organisé un exercice de relocalisation volontaire, mais seulement 3 % cent des réfugiés a accepté la chance de revenir à la RCA.

Le Cameroun, signataire de la Convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés, a pratiqué une politique de porte ouverte à l’égard des réfugiés de la RCA, leur permettant de s’installer parmi les communautés d’accueil et d’accéder aux services et aux ressources naturelles. Malgré le fait que les régions accueillant les réfugiés restent parmi les plus pauvres au Cameroun, les autorités locales ont permis aux réfugiés d’accéder aux services de base. Un certain nombre de facteurs peuvent néanmoins créer des tensions sur cette politique, notamment en raison de la concurrence sur les ressources naturelles avec les communautés d’accueil et de la perception que les réfugiés peuvent devenir vecteurs d’instabilité liée à la criminalité ou aux conflits armés en RCA.

En raison du nombre considérable de réfugiés que le Cameroun accueille, le Président Paul Biya a été invité au Sommet des Leaders sur les réfugiés et les migrants organisé par le Président américain Obama en marge de la 71ème Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. Dans son intervention, le Chef de l’Etat du Cameroun a réitéré l’engagement de son pays à poursuivre sa politique d’accueil et de solidarité envers les réfugiés. Il a également lancé un appel à la communauté internationale pour qu’elle apporte un soutien accru aux pays qui s’occupent de situations de réfugiés graves et prolongées, y compris au Cameroun. Le Président a en outre souligné l’engagement fort du HCR et de ses partenaires dans le renforcement des services de base dans les zones d’accueil des réfugiés et a souligné l’importance de la convention récemment signée entre le Ministère de la santé publique et le HCR qui garantit aux réfugiés l’accès aux services de santé publique. Le Président a aussi montré appréciation pour les efforts en cours pour délivrer les cartes d’identité des réfugiés après vérification biométrique.

Pour répondre à la crise de la RCA, la communauté humanitaire a développé un Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), qui est envisagé comme une stratégie de partenariat régional et un plan coordonné d’intervention des réfugiés des agences des Nations Unies et des ONG partenaires et sert de plate-forme commune de plaidoyer et de collecte de fonds pour tous les acteurs impliqués. Le RRRP vise à définir la stratégie de protection et d’assistance humanitaire aux réfugiés et aux communautés d’accueil touchées. Il vise également à promouvoir le passage de l’aide d’urgence à des solutions plus durables en fournissant un terrain d’entente pour plaider en faveur de l’appui aux plans nationaux de développement et une participation accrue des acteurs du développement dans la région.

Contexte spécifique : opportunités d’emploi

Les jeunes sont marginalisés économiquement, et socialement. En particulier, quelques 114.000 jeunes hommes et 70.000 jeunes femmes sans emploi, dont le manque de perspective risque de générer des ressentiments envers les autorités traditionnelles et institutionnelles et les rendent susceptibles de se tourner vers des activités criminelles et au recrutement par les groupes extrémistes.

Les partenaires estiment que 1,2 million de personnes à travers le pays sont touchées par les conflits et les crises climatiques, économiques et sociales. Les personnes en besoin incluent l’ensemble de réfugiés présents au Cameroun, les déplacés internes, populations hôtes, ainsi que certains segments de la population locale particulièrement vulnérables notamment les jeunes. Comme pour les milliers de réfugiés et PDI affectés par la crise, les différents facteurs anthropiques et naturels à l’origine de la situation humanitaire s’ajoutent aux conditions précaires de populations locales accablées par des années de chocs successifs. L’insécurité paralyse les secteurs clés de l’économie locale, dont les effets néfastes se ressentent sur la santé, l’alimentation, la nutrition, les services sociaux de base et l’environnement. Ceci génère des tensions socioéconomiques et intercommunautaires qui peuvent affaiblir la cohésion sociale, éroder la confiance envers les autorités en place et accentuer l’insécurité.

Concernant spécifiquement la communauté refugiée, la principale source de moyens de subsistance est l’élevage du bétail. De nombreux éleveurs nomades de Mbororo parmi les réfugiés de la RCA ont perdu leur bétail alors qu’ils se trouvaient en RCA et ne pouvaient poursuivre aucune activité génératrice de revenus. Seulement 37% des chefs de ménages sont économiquement actifs. Environ 83% de la population utilisent régulièrement des stratégies d’adaptation négatives pour gérer les pénuries alimentaires des ménages.

Principaux défis

· Niveau éducatif : le niveau d’analphabétisme, particulièrement chez les Mboro, le bas niveau éducatif et la manque de formation professionnelle, limite énormément l’accès au marché local.

· Accès aux ressources naturelles : l’accès restreint aux ressources naturelles demeure le principal défi avec des terres limitées pour les activités bovines et agricoles et des pénuries d’eau et de bois pour les réfugiés.

· Crise économique : la crise économique, l’incrémentation massive de la population dans certaines zone et la pression sur les ressource naturelles dans des régions qui, avant la crise humanitaire, étaient déjà parmi les plus pauvres du Pays, ont réduit les opportunité d’accès au marché local.

· Variété limitée de compétences de travail : 85% des réfugiés ont uniquement des compétences dans le domaine de l’élevage traditionnel. On estime que seulement 15% des réfugiés ont de l’expérience dans le commerce ou les activités commerciales.

· Access à la terre : selon les enquêtes et les évaluations participatives auprès des réfugiés, plus de 80% des réfugiés ont besoin d’accéder à la terre, car ils sont des éleveurs de bétail et / ou des agriculteurs.

· Accès au capital financier : l’identification des réfugiés n’est pas reconnue par les institutions financières, ce qui entrave l’accès des réfugiés aux marchés financiers et d’épargne.

· Cohabitation : L’élevage incontrôlé de bétail provoque souvent des conflits avec les populations locales, composées essentiellement d’agriculteurs, et d’autres éleveurs de bétail et nuit à l’environnement, en particulier lorsque le troupeau de bétail est dans des aires protégées.

Réponse prioritaires

· Favoriser la pérennisation des moyens de subsistance et l’autonomisation des groupes les plus vulnérables.

2.2. Objectifs de l’étude du marché

Etudier le marché du travail de Bertoua et Garoua Boulai pour déterminer les tendances de la demande d’emploi et, par conséquent, orienter les cours de formation professionnelle fournis par JRS vers les débouchés plus viables.

2.3. Résultats attendus

· Analyse du marché du marché du travail de Bertoua et Garoua Boulai.

· Analyse des tendances de la demande de l’emploi.

· Identification des niches du marché locale sous-exploitées.

· Recommandations par rapport aux cours de formation professionnelle à offrir aux jeunes réfugiés.

2.4. Chronogramme indicatif

18-19 Février: Départ du consultant pour Yaoundé

20-21 Février: Rencontre avec l’équipe du Bureau Régional (BR) de JRS à Yaoundé

22 Février: Déplacement et installation au terrain (Bertoua- Garoua Boulai)

23 Février – 18 Mars: Travail sur le terrain (Bertoua- Garoua Boulai)

19 Mars: Déplacement et installation à Yaoundé

20 Mars: Bilan final du travail de terrain avec l’équipe du BR (Yaoundé)

21 Mars: Départ pour le lieu d’origine du consultant

22-25 Mars: Finalisation du rapport sur l’étude du marché

26 Mars: Présentation du rapport final de l’étude du marché

2.5. Composition de l’équipe

JRS Cameroun – Chef de la mission pour la réalisation de l’étude du marché

JRS Cameroun – Assistante du Chef de la mission

Consultant pour la réalisation de l’étude du marché

2.6. Site objet de l’étude du marché

Commune de Bertoua – Département Lom-et-Djerem, Région Est du Cameroun

Commune de Garoua Boulai – Département Lom-et-Djerem, Région Est du Cameroun

2.7. Livrables

· Rapport d’étude de marché.

How to apply:

1. Modalités et dates de présentation, évaluation et sélection des offres

· Présentation des offres : vendredi 03 février à 23 :00 heures (horaire de Rome). Toutes offres qui seront envoyées après cette heure ne seront pas prises en considération. Toute offre doivent être envoyées aux suivants adresses emails :

· Evaluations des offres : de vendredi 03 à lundi 06 février.

· Sélection du consultant : le consultant sélectionné pour mener l’étude du marché sera informé le mardi 07 février.

2. Démarche post- sélection

Après la sélection, JRS WAF enviera au consultant :

· Contrat de consultance

· Code de conduite de JRS, dont la signature est conditio sine qua non pour l’engament du consultant

· Lettre d’invitation pour le Cameroun.

Tous les couts, directs et indirects, relatifs à la mission devront être couverts par le consultant avec les fonds prévus dans le budget approuvé par JRS WAF et ALBOAN. JRS ne couvrira aucun frais du consultant. Toutes les démarches bureaucratiques relatives au visa sont de l’entière responsabilité du consultant.

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Philippines: ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS CONSULTANT – SEAWEEDS VALUE CHAIN

Organization: CARE
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

A. Background

CARE Philippines – with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) – currently implements the Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance (THRA) Project to support the economic reconstruction of people affected by typhoon Haiyan in three provinces: Antique and Iloilo in region 6 and Leyte in Region 8, through addressing the root causes that hamper access to knowledge, skills, products and services while complementing the initiatives of the national and local government. The programme aims to strengthen the diversification of livelihoods at the household level, helping to build on known experiences and strengthening the capacity of community members and entrepreneurs (both formally registered and informal enterprises), in particular women. Focus has been given on selected value chains – cassava/other root crops, seaweeds, abaca, herb, and vegetables. Cross-cutting themes of governance, advocacy, gender, DRR-CCA, and environment are mainstreamed across all the value chains and its related interventions.

Environment Component of the programme

Global Affairs Canada, in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that seeks to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and effectively address environmental degradation and climate change, stipulates the need for an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in development programs. Under the environment component of the THRA project, an EMP has been formulated specifically for the program which outlines the mitigation, monitoring, and institutional measures to be undertaken during programme implementation and operation to minimize projected environmental impacts. The EMP includes a section on (a) environmental features of focus value chains; (b) environmental policy and legislative framework; (c) potential environmental effects of the project and mitigation and/or enhancement measures; and (d) implementation plan for EMP. In this way, risk-informed enterprises and communities that are resilient and responsive to the different risks are developed. Risk-informed is defined as the process of identifying risks – economic, disaster, climate change and environmental risks – and making choices based on different risks that would affect communities in project areas. The EMP is intended to be a companion document to the Programme Implementation Plan (PIP).

B. Scope of the consultancy

Within framework of the EMP, the consultant is required to:

  1. Conduct assessments for the seaweeds value chain to evaluate the possible environmental impacts – particularly on biodiversity – of the production, processing and marketing of the commodities

  2. Conduct hazard and risk assessment for the seaweeds value chain to identify disaster, climate change and environmental risks and their potential impacts

  3. Conduct technical evaluation on the viability of production areas of seaweeds

  4. Analyse findings on the assessments

  5. Conceptualize relevant interventions to address issues identified and arising from the assessments that are anchored on the EMP framework.

In addition to the identified potential impacts and the suggested interventions already specified in the EMP, the consultant should be able to give added value and information to the existing EMP.

Methodology

A mix of qualitative and quantitative methods will be required of the consultant to produce relevant and accurate data that will serve as a basis for analysis and recommended interventions. Desk review of related literature is encouraged – data gathered from this could serve as the baseline in analysing data collected from the assessments conducted.

Duration

The contract would be for up to 30 days or an equivalent of 240 man hours spread in the period of 2 months. The consultant is expected to start as soon as possible.

Travel involved

The consultancy requires extensive travel to the project areas located in the municipalities in the province of Iloilo.

C. Expected Outputs

The consultant is expected to produce a final report that includes the following:

  1. Assessment report on the environmental impacts of the seaweeds value chain

  2. Assessment report on disaster, climate change and environmental risks that could affect the seaweeds value chain

  3. Technical report on the viability of production areas for the seaweeds value chain

  4. Recommendations on addressing issues that are drawn out from the assessments as well as recommendations on advocacy agenda related to national environmental policy and legislative framework drawn from the assessments

  5. Workplan containing relevant interventions to address issues identify during the assessments and to upgrade the seaweeds value chain

D. Skills, qualifications and experience desired

The consultant should have an advanced degree (Master’s degree or PhD) in agriculture, environmental science, environmental management or any related fields; or at least currently enrolled in a Master’s program. It is necessary for the consultant to have the following relevant experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience specifically related to agriculture, environmental science, environmental management, and ecosystems restoration and management.
  • Should demonstrate sector-specific knowledge in conducting technical assessments related to environmental impacts, and agriculture.
  • Knowledge of value chain framework is a must; familiarity of seaweeds value chain is preferred
  • Proven ability to research and prepare reports of a similar nature.
  • Excellent research skills both for qualitative and quantitative research purposes.
  • Proven ability to write and present complex technical issues for a non-technical audience.

The consultant should demonstrate the following skills:

· Highly-analytical/critical thinking

· Problem-solving

· Attention to detail

· Adaptability

· Can work independently

· Qualitative and quantitative research

· Excellent English writing skills

E. Work Plan

The consultant shall submit a work plan to indicate the process by which s/he will undertake the achievement of expected outputs. The work plan should be in matrix form specifying indicative activities required to accomplish the deliverables as well as the schedule and timeframe for each. The final report is expected to be completed and submitted within 45 days after contract has been signed.

F. Consultancy Budget

The financial competitiveness of the fee will be considered in the selection process. Actual costs involved in the assessment – such as materials, travel and other operational costs – will be covered by CARE Philippines.

G. Requirements

  1. Resume or Curriculum vitae with at least 4 references

  2. Expression of Interest

  3. Sample works (at least 2)

  4. Financial Proposal/Quoted Fee

How to apply:

Submissions should be addressed to: msilva@care.org, msilvacarephl@gmail.com or carephilippinesinfo@care.org

Please indicate in the subject as: APPLICATION – CONSULTANT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS SEAWEEDS VC (Name of Candidate)

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED.

This Consultancy engagement is for local/national post. Screening and interview will be conducted until final selection.

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France: Lyon, Une(e) Coordonnateur (-trice) des études techniques et recherches H/F, CDD 4 mois

Organization: Handicap International
Country: France
Closing date: 25 Jan 2017

Indignés face à l’injustice que vivent les personnes handicapées et les populations vulnérables, nous aspirons à un monde solidaire et inclusif, où toutes les différences nous enrichissent et où chacun peut ” vivre debout.

Handicap International est une organisation de solidarité internationale indépendante et impartiale, sans affiliation politique ou confessionnelle, qui intervient dans les situations de pauvreté et d’exclusion, de conflits et de catastrophes. Œuvrant aux côtés des personnes handicapées et des populations vulnérables, elle agit et témoigne, pour répondre à leurs besoins essentiels, pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie et promouvoir le respect de leur dignité et de leurs droits fondamentaux**.**

CONTEXTE : Handicap International est une organisation apprenante. Au sein de l’association, le pôle Innovation et Management des connaissances vise à ce que chaque collaborateur soit apte à maîtriser les compétences requises sur son profil de poste : aussi bien les concepts et outils portés par l’association que ceux spécifiques à son secteur d’activité.

Rattaché(e) au Responsable du Pôle Innovation et Management des Connaissances, et au sein d’une équipe de 8 personnes, la coordonnatrice des études techniques et recherches contribue à la qualité des études et recherches planifiées et mises en œuvre par l’organisation afin d’assurer une vision consolidée de ces activités.

Il s’agit de remplacer la titulaire du poste pendant son congé maternité.

OBJECTIFS DU POSTE : Vos responsabilités sont les suivantes :

Accompagner la conception et la mise en œuvre d’études et recherches.

Le support méthodologique dans la conception et la mise en œuvre d’études et recherche représentera l’activité principale du poste:

  • Pour le suivi de projets soumis à des bailleurs, en partenariat avec des institutions académiques

  • Pour le suivi de recherches financées qui se mettront en place en 2017

  • Pour les appuis et conseils nécessaires ponctuels sur demande

  • Pour le support méthodologique dans la mise en œuvre d’études d’évaluation d’impact (élaboration des protocoles)

Assurer la coordination générale des recherches à Handicap International

  • Assurer une activité de veille pour être informé (e) des nouvelles recherches lancées sur la période mars/ juillet et ainsi mettre à jour la base de données des recherches

  • Maintenir les relations initiées avec les diverses unités de recherche dans le cadre de divers projets

  • Identifier des appels recherches et coordonner la soumission de recherches pour ces derniers

Poursuivre le renforcement des capacités des équipes techniques et des terrains à mettre en œuvre des études et des recherches

  • Assurer le suivi du maquettage du guide méthodologique ” Comment réaliser une étude ? De la planification à la valorisation des résultats » (versions françaises et anglaises)

  • Formaliser des propositions pour une appropriation effective du guide par les équipes (formation à distance…).

PROFIL REQUIS :

  • Vous êtes titulaire d’un doctorat ou d’un Master Niveau 2 recherche avec 3 ans d’expérience attestée en tant que chargé(e) d’étude/de recherche dans les domaines suivants : sciences humaines ou sociologie/ anthropologie ou épidémiologie/ médecine

  • Vous avez de l’expérience dans la planification et la mise en œuvre d’études et de recherches et dans l’accompagnement et la coordination d’études/ recherches dans une association/organisation internationale

  • Vous maitrisez les techniques de collecte/ traitement/ analyses de données quantitatives et qualitatives

  • Vous avez une bonne capacité de synthèse, de rédaction, de formation et de partage de compétences

  • Vous maitrisez l’anglais et le français

CONDITIONS DU POSTE:

  • Type de contrat : CDD de 4 mois à partir du 13 mars 2017

  • Salaire : 2350 à 2700 € bruts sur 12 mois, en fonction de l’expérience professionnelle

  • Tickets Restaurant

  • Mutuelle

  • 39 heures hebdomadaires avec 22.5 jours de RTT à prendre annuellement

How to apply:

Uniquement en ligne en joignant CV et Lettre de motivation via le lien suivant :

https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=1893&idpartenaire=1

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Jordan: Capacity Needs Assessment Consultant

Organization: Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 30 Jan 2017

Program Description

MEDA’s Jordan Valley Links (JVL) project will be operated over 5 years from 2016-2021. The ultimate outcome of the project is to increase the contribution by women and youth entrepreneurs to Jordan’s economic growth. MEDA will seek to support women and youth in the Jordan Valley to seize new opportunities in targeted sectors and in turn become strong economic actors. MEDA will use two main approaches to achieve this goal: improving women and youth’s entrepreneurial and business acumen through capacity building and market linkages; and working with communities, families, and market actors to reduce entry for enterprise development for women and youth.

MEDA will work in the Jordan Valley and surrounding areas to directly support 25,000 women and youth in increasing their incomes and their contribution to Jordan’s economic growth. A further 30,000 individuals are expected to benefit indirectly from the project’s initiatives in three sectors: food processing, tourism and clean technologies. To do this, MEDA will take a two-pronged approach leading to:

1) Improved entrepreneurial and business acumen of women and youth in targeted sectors, and

2) Reduced barriers to entry for enterprise development for women and youth.

In order to facilitate these market actors, MEDA partners with local organizations or Key Facilitating Partners (KFPs) across a variety of sectors to provide local knowledge and context, mobilize project beneficiaries, and gain local community input and buy-in for the development effort. In return, MEDA introduces these organizations to its market-driven approach to development and works with them to increase their capacity to deliver enhanced services.

MEDA ensures to build the capacity of KFPs over the projects’ design, development, implementation and evaluation phases. Therefor we are looking to assess the current KFPs’ capacities and designing a capacity building plan for their team accordingly. We aim at building their capacity to sustain the services they provide for the local community with the same high performance during the project implementation.

Approach to KFP Capacity Needs Assessment

MEDA is committed to build the capacity of KFPs through:

· Providing capacity building support to KFPs in the areas of project management, business and value chain development.

· Using action learning systems in the field to apply classroom and experimental learning to program planning, implementation and evaluation for staff, partners and clients

· Providing oversight, technical assistance and direction to partners as needed to ensure that the actual performance of the project satisfies deliverables stipulated in KFP agreements

Objectives

The main purpose of the capacity needs assessment is to derive insights on the current capacities of the project’s Key Facilitating Partners in a number of areas, including project management, business, leadership, program design, value chain development best practices and technical skills. The results, analysis and recommendations from the assessment will inform the development and implementation of MEDA’s ongoing capacity development plan for the KFPs.

Scope of Assignment

MEDA is seeking a consultant to assess the capacities of KFPs in the areas identified above in the objectives; the consultancy will include conducting needs assessment exercises for two key facilitating partners, comprising of 10 staff members who will be directly engaged in the project. Accordingly, the assessment should include them and the related departments to ensure their technical capacity to perform their assigned task and the capacity of the organization.

Geographic Scope

The project’s target area is the Jordan Valley and surrounding areas. The project’s current partners are responsible for implementing interventions covering the northern and middle regions of the Jordan valley. This will be mainly through community centers or local community based organizations. The assessment should include visits and interviews to the KFPs’ respective headquarters in Amman as well as to their field offices.

Specifically, the objectives of the KFP capacity assessment are:

· Serve as a baseline for the capacity of the organization to undertake the interventions under the JVL project, and

· Identify the main strengths, gaps and opportunities which will inform the development of a tailored capacity development plan

Main Tasks and Scope of Work

The responsibilities of the local expert on capacity needs assessment are, but not limited to conducting the following tasks:

  1. Design the capacity needs assessment methodology, and identify main entry points including process and plan based on a desk review of the Jordan Valley links project and the KFPs’ technical assignment with MEDA.
  2. Present capacity needs assessment action plan to JVL project staff for validation
  3. Presenting capacity needs assessment plan to KFP teams, validate and schedule the needs assessment visits.
  4. Conduct capacity needs assessment where deficiencies and opportunities can be identified.
  5. Present findings of the capacity needs assessment and discuss identified priorities with the JVL and KFP teams.

It should be noted that in parallel to this assignment two other assessments (Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation assessments) will be taking place and has to be coordinated.

Expected Deliverable

Technical report which includes clear description for current level of capacity, main results, gaps and opportunities for improvement and a brief summary of recommendations for further capacity development

Duration of Assignment

The needs assessment process is expected to take no more than 13 working days and be implemented over a period of 6 weeks. Before the completion of the capacity building plan the consultant will be expected to review and integrate the results of the value chain market assessment that will be conducted by the KFPs, which will include information on technical services and support that the KFP will need to provide or facilitate and an assessment of their capacities to provide such support or services.

Qualifications:

· Previous experience in conducting capacity assessment exercises for non-governmental organizations (references will be required)

· Strong analytical skills

· Strong written skills in English (will need to be demonstrated through submission of a writing sample)

· Fluent in both Arabic and English

Applications should include, but not limited to:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Proposed methodology and Scope of work
  3. A summary of relevant past performance or capability statement demonstrating experience carrying out similar tasks.
  4. Optional: brief of a showcase study to a similar assignment carried by the consultant
  5. Estimated Budget

How to apply:

Applications must be received via e-mail not later than 17:00 (Amman Time) on January 30, 2017. Applications shall be submitted in pdf (preferred) or other electronic format, in English, to jvlsubmission@meda.org

Thank you for your interest in the Jordan Valley Links Project.

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UN INGO Collaboration in Surge

Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

On behalf of the Transforming Surge Capacity Project, we are looking to recruit a consultant to help us with an exciting piece of research looking at how INGOs can better collaborate with the UN to deliver effective surge capacity (particularly at head-quarter levels).

A ToR for the consultancy, which outlines application details can be accessed here – https://start-network.box.com/s/t2z4cj4aeovnxurhefplc09e2xm4s22u. The deadline for applications is 20th January2017.

To give you a little more background/context on what we are doing:

· The Transforming Surge Capacity project aims to improve the capacity of humanitarian organisations to scale up resources for emergency response – piloting and building evidence on ways of working for surge that are collaborative and locally focused. The project is delivered through platforms at national, regional and international levels which engage with a range of different stakeholders involved in humanitarian response.

· The project’s baseline report, completed in 2015, highlighted that less than half of the project’s consortium members collaborate with the UN at global levels on surge. Given the enormous and critical role the UN plays in humanitarian response, our project plan’s to use this research piece to better understand how agencies can strengthen and build-on the collaborations with the UN to support the scaling up of responses.

· The research piece will start in February and must be completed by the end of April 2017.

How to apply:

Applications details in the ToR.

In order to apply for this consultancy please email clare.bleasdale@actionaid.org with the following:

  • An up to date CV
  • A cover letter
  • A proposal, including a proposed budget.
  • Please provide details of two professional references from organisations you have done similar work for. We may contact the referee as part of the application process.
  • Links to pieces of published research will be helpful.
  • Cleary note in the subject line “Consultancy Proposal – Collaboration in Surge”

All submissions must be received on or before 12.00 GMT on Friday 20th January 2017

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AMP Net Mapping Project Coordinator

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Overall objective:

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention’s Net Mapping Project surveys every LLIN manufacturer each quarter and quantifies the number of nets that have been delivered to each country on a worldwide basis. The project maintains a database of net deliveries by country from 2004 to the present and provides a solid reference point for further calculations on progress toward universal coverage, deterioration, and the need for new nets.

The project also tracks deliveries by donor and produces a quarterly report that is distributed to a wide array of malaria professionals and AMP member organizations. The data have been referenced in several publications (e.g. WHO World Malaria Report and UNICEF) and provide an accurate reference to the number of nets currently in each country.

The objective of this consultancy is to enable the Net Mapping Project working group chair to collect, analyse and distribute the data for 2017, maintain and improve the database, initiate and develop maps that can enhance the relevance of the data, and meet with net manufacturers individually to resolve issues and to ensure strict confidentiality.

Terms of reference for consultancy:

AMP’s focus has been on building country capacity for LLIN scale-up by mentoring National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCP) and in-country partners’ staff, conducting specialized trainings, coordination, drafting, editing and dissemination of two editions of comprehensive LLIN-scale-up toolkits, and by providing both in-country and remote (distance) technical assistance. AMP monitors country progress and bottlenecks through weekly conference calls and an annual AMP meeting that brings together partners to promote advocacy, resource mobilization and technical exchange. To date, AMP has been carrying out activities which have been recognized by partners and countries alike as being of extremely high quality and contributing directly to accelerating and/or jump-starting LLIN distributions using ad-hoc resources.

The Net Mapping Project surveys every LLIN manufacturer each quarter and quantifies the number of nets that have been delivered to each country on a worldwide basis. The project maintains a database of net deliveries by country from 2004 to the present and provides a solid reference point for further calculations on progress toward universal coverage, deterioration, and the need for new nets. The project also tracks deliveries by donor and produces a quarterly report that is distributed to a wide array of malaria professionals and organizations. The data have been referenced in several publications (e.g. WHO World Malaria Report and UNICEF) and provide an accurate reference to the number of nets currently in each country.

The consultancy will allow the time and effort to organize the quarterly requests, collect, analyse and distribute the data, maintain and improve the database, initiate and develop maps that can enhance the relevance of the data, and meet with net manufacturers individually to resolve issues and to ensure strict confidentiality.

The AMP’s Net Mapping Project’s principal aim is to determine the actual number of LLINs currently in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. At the current time the Net Mapping project reports on a quarterly basis using excel tables. Further mapping methods will be explored and developed by the consultant. An additional focus of 2017 will be to continue the development of in-country maps that will detail the location of delivered maps by district or province in selected countries.

Alignment to the IFRC’s objectives and strategy:

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) is a multi-sectorial partnership within Roll Back Malaria supporting countries, in collaboration with working groups, to achieve Global Malaria Targets. AMP is chaired by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

AMP’s Net Mapping project aligns to the Federation’s Strategy 2020 as they support the achievement of strategic aims 1) Save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises and 2) Enable healthy and safe living.

Project objectives and timelines:

The aim is to collect LLIN procurement and delivery data from all relevant sources including manufacturers, involved with the procurement and delivery of LLINs in Africa. The data will be entered into the Net Mapping Project database.

Quarter 1 2017 report deadline: 30th April 2017

Quarter 2 2017 report deadline: 31st July 2017

Quarter 3 2017 report deadline: 31st October 2017

Quarter 4 2017 report deadline: 31st January 2018

An additional aim for 2017 is to continue the development of in-country maps that detail the location of delivered LLINs if data is obtained from country NMCPs and further funding is approved for the development of an interactive internet-based program through a web developer.

Desired outcomes

1) 2017 Q1 final report

2) 2017 Q2 final report

3) 2017 Q3 final report

4) 2017 Q4 final report

5) Final 2017 consolidated report

Consultancy outputs

The principal output of this project will be a series of tables and geographical maps showing delivery and distribution of nets in 2017 by country throughout Africa and beyond.

Method of delivery and reasons for selecting that method

The type of data to be collected from manufacturers will include the year, the country, the number of LLINs.

The data will be entered into the Net Mapping Project database.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and daily rate to melanie.caruso@ifrc.org – note that only successful applications will receive an electronic response.

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Ethiopia: Consultant (Ethiopian Nationals)/Households and Child Protection

Organization: Sustainable Research and Development Center
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

Sustainable Research and Development (SRD)

The SRD Center is committed to quality and excellence in helping national and international agencies in the domains of education, health, and environment, to succeed through providing state-of-the art consultation services, exceptional capacity building opportunities, and sound implementation, monitoring, and post-project evaluation for humanitarian and development projects. The Center’s Head Office is located in Amman.

www.srd.edu.jo

The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is ‘a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific, coupled with changes in the atmosphere. This phenomenon has a major influence on climate patterns in various parts of the world and mainly associated with hazards such as heavy rains, floods and drought.’ It occurs every two to seven years and can last up to 18 months. Strong and moderate El Niño events have a warming effect on average global surface temperatures.

One of the most recent and strong event caused by El Niño happened in 2015 resulting in the highest global temperatures in more than a century. This has resulted in forcing thousands to flee their dry or flooded lands, causing significant crop production declines and food price increases, affecting water supplies and leaving millions of people food-insecure. The latest cycle, which started in March 2015, hit hardest in some of the world’s developing countries such as Ethiopia, with children among the worst affected. Ethiopia, as a result of El Niño, has experienced the worst drought situation in the last decades.

In response to this emergency situation in Ethiopia, and the immediate impact of the drought on people’s life and the actions required are documented in existing evidence, there seems to be a knowledge gap on the long term impacts of the drought on children’s well-being and on the appropriate mitigating actions to undertake. Therefore, the generation of knowledge on this topic will contribute to better design programme interventions to respond to the immediate impacts and sustain the gains for children in the long run.

SRD Center is preparing a proposal for a study to analyze the long term impacts of El Niño on poorest households and well-being of children in Ethiopia focusing on regions and districts affected by the recent drought including Afar, Oromia, Somali, SNNPR and Tigray.

SRD is seeking to hire a national consultant with intensive research experience.

Qualifications:

  1. Extensive research expertise and experience (at least 4 years) and a strong commitment to undertake the study,

  2. Sound knowledge of research approaches on poorest households and well-being of children.

  3. A good understanding of long term impacts of El Niño on poorest households and well-being of children in Ethiopia.

  4. Knowledge of institutional issues related to development programming (including funding, administration, and the role of the UN system, partnerships, human rights and sustainable development issues).

  5. Familiarity with UN system and programmes of intervention with a focus on programmes on host communities and refugees and their evaluation.

  6. Team leadership and management, interpersonal/communication skills.

  7. A demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines.

  8. English language capabilities is a must.

  9. Excellent writing and reporting skills.

Please note that CVs will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications as early as possible.

How to apply:

How To Apply:

Send Curriculum Vitae by email to: jobs@srd.edu.jo

In the email subject line, please write: Eth/Nat/CP (your name)

In the body of the email please write the following information ONLY:

  1. Full Name:

  2. Nationality:

  3. Language(s):

  4. Sex:

  5. Email:

  6. Mobile:

  7. Skype:

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United States of America: Data Visualization Advisor

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 25 Jan 2017

Global Health Fellows Program

Technical Advisor I/II: Data Visualization Advisor

Data Analytics Hub, Division of Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation and Outreach, Office of Policy, Program and Planning, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Arlington, VA

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P6-236

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

The Office of Policy, Programs, and Planning (P3) within the Bureau for Global Health (GH) has the primary responsibility for GH’s strategic planning, budgeting, programming and procurement functions. The P3 Office provides leadership, advice and support for cross-Bureau and cross-sector strategic direction, resource allocation, and procurement planning. It supports efforts to monitor and promote the effectiveness of programs and the achievement of the Bureau for Global Health’s objectives.

Within P3 is the Global Health Data Analytics Hub (the Hub). The vision for this central unit is to organize, manage and analyze data on global, country and regional trends related to health and on USAID programmatic impact; develop and utilize consistent data reporting practices; produce cutting-edge data visualizations, and enhance USAID’s demonstration of its technical and scientific expertise. The Hub addresses the strategic questions facing USAID in the global health area, both emerging from GH corporate priorities and those arising from the data and programs in the field missions.

INTRODUCTION:

The Data Visualization Advisor (Advisor) will serve as the point person on Data Visualization for the Global Health Data Analytics Hub. The primary purpose of this position is to design and develop data visualizations that support and facilitate the development of new analytical insights for the GH offices and USAID Missions. The Advisor will work closely with GH Monitoring and Evaluation advisors and data analysts, to develop visualizations to support their analyses, and present newly derived insights to USAID and outside partners. Analyses and visualizations may contribute to reports that are global, by country or by program area. The Advisor is expected to work with a variety of data sources including annual and quarterly-reported program and quality of service data, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data, budget, expenditure, and epidemiologic data. In addition to generating data visualizations, the Advisor will support efforts to scale up Tableau adaptation and build capacity for data visualizations and data analytics within GH offices and USAID field missions. S/he will work closely with the Senior Global Health Data Strategist and receive guidance from the Division Chief who will serve as his/her onsite manager.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Data Visualization Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Developing visual presentations of global health data to help USAID programming and tell the story of GH’s programming impact.
  • Supporting GH’s data transparency and openness goals through clear and compelling data visualizations.
  • Collaborating with GH Data Analytics Hub staff and members of the GH Monitoring and Evaluation Collaborative to interpret, visually represent and disseminate global health data to facilitate decision making for GH leadership and USAID Missions.
  • Working with the GH Communications Team to polish data products and communicate analytical findings to relevant audiences within USAID and other stakeholders through briefings, publications and reports.
  • Organizing and supporting efforts to scale up Tableau adaptation within GH and build in-house capacity of GH offices to improve data analytics and visualization on Tableau.
  • Conducting training on best-practice data management, analysis and visualization for USAID staff and partners.
  • Participating in GH and USAID data science working groups and communities of practice, and working collaboratively with subject matter experts at USAID/Washington and USAID Missions, engaging stakeholders in the development and prioritization of data analyses.
  • Recommending formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.

LEVEL II

An Advisor at the Level II will be further responsible for:

  • Participating in the development of final data visualization products on USAID GH program impacts and investments.
  • Participating as a member of the GH Data Analytics Hub in technical meetings with implementing partners and other development organizations working on visualization of global health data.

International and domestic travel approximately 15%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of data analysis and data visualization.
  • Deepening knowledge of health data visualization and data science tools.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, data visualization, statistics, or a related social or computer science field.
  • Demonstrated experience producing dynamic visualization and presentation of data, from simple graphics to complex stories. Experience with health data visualizations is preferred. Please see below instructions on submitting work samples.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Tableau Desktop/Server and skilled in creating Tableau workbooks, dashboards, and stories is required. (Tableau Certification is preferred).
  • Experience working with databases for generating Tableau data sources.
  • Experience with new visualization tools and big data technologies (such as D3.js, Adobe Illustrator, or similar).
  • Exceptional problem-solving ability, logical reasoning, creative thinking, comfort with numbers, and the ability to untangle complex issues.
  • Familiarity with USAID or global health programs is preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:

TECHNICAL ADVISOR I

  • 0-7 years’ experience public health or research, or health data, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR II

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in public health or research, or health data, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

How to apply:

A complete application will include the following:

1). Online application: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application.

2.) Submit work samples: In addition to the above, all applicants must submit a portfolio demonstrating data visualization skills by using the following instructions:

a) Title work sample as: “Your Name- Portfolio” (ie: Jane Doe- Portfolio)

b) Upload file to: https://dropitto.me/GHFPII_Data_Visualization_ using upload password: 1111

c) Upload file.

All online applications must be submitted by January 25, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

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Turkey: Mapping and Analysis Coordinator

Organization: Qatar Red Crescent Society
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in creating and developing questionnaires both hardcopy and electronic

  2. Manage electronic tools like KoBo toolbox or any relevant applications

  3. Participate in the development of work plans, and Assessment analytical framework to fulfill requests

  4. Processing (integrating) and cleaning the data as soon as it is received from the field.

  5. Check any discrepancies in the data and communicate with field officers accordingly.

  6. Analyzing data from a cross-sectoral standpoint with relevant actors using special applications.

  7. Provide geographic information about the assessed areas on lowest level using GIS applications.

  8. Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality.

  9. Disseminating information between organizations and promote common platform for dissemination.

  10. Reviewing content on the web portal and advocate for its use.

  11. Establish detailed process documentation and validation best practices for all data processes and technical solutions.

  12. Coordinate of information management initiatives and harmonizing IM Information Management systems where possible

  13. Evaluate the need for and establish if deem necessary, sub working groups on thematic IM initiatives such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), population estimation, needs assessment, monitoring. Sub-working groups can be time limited based on need.

  14. Other information management and mapping activities, as required

Operational:

  1. Perform any other duties as requested by QRC Management.
  2. Provide day-to-day active support and update on the activity progress

Education, Experience & Training:
Qualifications: B.Sc. in GIS, Business, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems or relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Experience:
Minimum 3 years experience performing data analysis and mapping

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  1. Advanced knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis software

  2. Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey techniques

  3. Familiarity with the Syrian conflictual context

  4. Strong analytical skills

  5. Arabic native speaker and fluent in English (speaking and reporting).

  6. Team player.

  7. Good communications skills (written & verbal).

  8. Ability to work under pressure.

  9. Ability to handle multi tasks at the same time.

  10. Advanced Computer skills & MS office.

  11. Experienced creating reports from multiple databases

  12. Analytical thinker with good attention to detail

  13. Excellent oral and written communication and time management skills Training Courses: GIS , Tabluea, Power BI, SPSS

How to apply:

If the above meet with your profile Please submit your application on the below link;

https://form.jotformeu.com/70020862141341

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted

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United States of America: Knowledge Management Specialist and Communications Manager, USAID Food for Peaces Evaluation and Learning Mechanism (EVELYN), Arlington, VA

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Jan 2017

Knowledge Management Specialist and Communications Manager,

USAID Food for Peace Projects’ Evaluation and Learning Mechanism

(EVELYN), 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.

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Proposal Summary: **
The goal of this proposal is to conduct various studies and evaluations, to include baseline surveys, end-line studies, evaluations, and thematic studies for the Office of Food for Peace (FFP). FFP aims to reduce hunger and malnutrition and assure that adequate, safe and nutritious food is available, accessible to, and well-utilized by all individuals at all times to support a healthy and productive life. The knowledge gained from these evaluations will be communicated and applied throughout the program cycle, to be able to provide a better understanding of how FFP projects are functioning, whether the projects are achieving targeted results, how the projects are perceived by the primary stakeholders, and whether approaches, methods and interventions promoted by FFP are cost-efficient and effective.

Position Summary:
This individual will be responsible for ensuring that evaluation results are captured, packaged and shared in a variety of in-person, print and web-based formats. This person should have sufficient knowledge of food security and food assistance programming to be able to communicate key findings and implications in messaging tailored to specific stakeholder groups.

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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How to apply:

Apply Online

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Myanmar: Consultant for Nutrition Needs Assessment and Strategy Development

Organization: Plan
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

Terms of Reference

Consultant for Nutrition Needs Assessment and Strategy Development

Position Title: Nutrition Needs Assessment Consultant

Timeframe: 10 weeks

Closing Date for applications: January 20, 2017. 17:00 PM (Yangon Time)

Start date: 1st May 2017

Location: Based in Sittwe to cover Toungup, Minbya and Mrauk U Townships.

Background and position:

Plan International Myanmar is recruiting a consultant to assess potential opportunities for Plan International Myanmar’s scaling up of Nutrition, Food Security and integrated management of acute malnutrition programing alongside ongoing humanitarian projects in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The consultant will be hired to design a nutrition needs assessment that can inform future programming decisions in 3 Townships in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The results of that assessment will provide Plan International Myanmar with a recommended sector strategy for scaling up Nutrition programming. Additionally, the consultant will take time to understand current ongoing projects – Child Protection in Emergencies, Education in Emergencies, Food Security, Integrated Child Protection/Disaster Risk Reduction, and WASH – and identify potential synergies for the introduction of Nutrition sector into Plan International’s ongoing projects.

Objective of the consultancy:

The consultant will develop a clear cohesive sector strategy for Plan International Myanmar to launch a Nutrition project informed by evidence. The consultant will enable Plan International Myanmar to understand the current needs of the target populations and position Plan International Myanmar to address identified programming space and grant opportunities at field level by developing a project proposal and budget.

Key Activities:

  • Review of current nutrition and agricultural services being provided by government and local/international NGOs in the target area.

  • Mapping of current nutrition and agricultural scope and grant opportunities of bilateral and multilateral donors in the target area (including but not limited to FAO, UNICEF etc.).

  • Conduct a Nutrition needs assessment including anthropometrical data collection and data on nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices (identify and mobilize human resources needed to support this effort). Building the capacity of team members across the organization to undertake nutrition-related data collection, processing and analysis, and to design appropriate response programs

  • Develop strategy, recommendations and action plan for Plan International future nutrition-sensitive and –specific programming

  • Develop proposal, log frame, capacity statement and budget for future project in line with the strategy and recommendations.

Expected output:

  • Report written on findings of desk review, Nutrition assessment and donor mapping

  • Strategy paper developed on Nutrition within Plan International Myanmar

  • List of recommendations compiled for nutrition-sensitive and –specific programming in the context of child protection and gender for target area

  • Action plan matrix developed

  • Proposal and budget prepared to respond to identified Food and Nutrition Security gaps

Timeframe:

  • Expected start date: 1 Feb 2017

  • Duration of the consultancy: 10 weeks

Contract:

  • Consultancy – Consultant will be paid a daily fee and have all travel and accommodation costs covered by Plan International.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in Nutrition or Food Security needs assessment and project implementation, strategic development and proposal development.

  • Previous experience in Myanmar is required, Rakhine State preferred.

  • Commitment to hands on capacity development and training

  • Comprehensive Nutrition analytical skills

  • Understanding of statistical software, e.g. Epi-Info

Suggested Skills:

  • Fluency in English.

  • Demonstrated coordination and programme support capacity

  • Proven application in conflict-sensitivity in programming

  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills and experience in conducting Nutrition analysis and planning.

  • Strong and effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity/train others.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural setting with sensitivity to the local context.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the international donors’ landscape and funding opportunities on nutrition.

The Nutrition needs assessment consultant will consider conflict sensitivity and associated risks for women, girls and men and boys as well as populations with specific needs.

How to apply:

Interested Candidate should submit their CV, Application letter, indicative timeline, expected consultancy fees and sample of their previous work to Myanmar.CO@plan-international.org or HR Department, No. 7 Kanbawza Street, Ward No. 2, Golden Valley, Bahan Touwnship, Yangon, Myanmar not later than 20th January 2017. 17:00 PM (Yangon Time).

Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International Myanmar is an equal opportunity employer committed to the well-being of children together with Gender Equality and does not tolerate child abuse and sexual harassment.

General Obligation: The consultancy fees is also subject to income tax of 2% or 3.5% depends on residential status as per Income Taxation Law. Consultant must provide their full address, NRC or passport copy for individual consultant, and company registration for a firm/organization once been selected for taxation purposes. 0in

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Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS) Call for Applications : Entry to Mid -Level Graphic Design Associate

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

Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program (ECOWAS)

Call for Applications :

Entry to Mid -Level Graphic Design 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 Graphic Design Associate

Responsibilities:**

  • Liaising with internal clients to determine their requirements and budget
  • Assist in managing client proposals from typesetting through to design, print and production
  • Provide support to technical team in working with clients, briefing and advising them with regard to design style, format, print production and timescales
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company publications, and websites
  • Assist in determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size
  • Preparing rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief
  • Review final layouts and suggesting improvements if required
  • Liaising with external printers on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality
  • Assist with special projects for the division, as needed.

  • Required skills:**

· A minimum of ITC Bachelor’s or related degree preferred

· Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software

· Exceptional creativity and innovation

· Excellent time management and organizational skills

· Accuracy and attention to detail

· An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment

· Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

· 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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Philippines: Monitoring/Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID/Philippines Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting, Philippines

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing for a proposal for the USAID/Philippines Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Project. It is envisioned that the project will provide assistance to the Office of Health for monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and learning for USAID health projects in the Philippines. The period of performance is anticipated to be five years, with a budget up to $10 million.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist to support all KM activities under the USAID/Philippines Project. This position will be based in Manila for the duration of the project.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for facilitating strong collaboration, learning and adapting practices, including techniques for gathering, organizing, disseminating and applying knowledge to improve USAID programs in the Philippines.

· Develop plan that outlines key learning and knowledge management questions, stakeholders and their roles, and broad stakeholder engagement at multiple levels.

· Spearhead the design and implementation of institutional learning activities including seminars, events, briefings, after actions reviews, among others.

· Assist USAID staff in adopting and strengthening systems and processes that foster learning and knowledge-sharing, and inform future programming.

· Foster strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, serve as a convener for dialogue and learning around emerging issues, and coordinate efforts amongst implementing partners working in common development objectives.

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, evaluation services, business management or other related disciplines required; Advanced degree preferred.

· At least five years of experience in applying evaluation and assessment findings, performance data and other evidence to adaption of existing and design of new USAID projects.

· Demonstrated experience developing performance indicators across the health sector.

· Familiar with standard USAID indicators and capable of developing customized indicators and capable of developing customized indicators.

· Previous experience working closely with local government partners across all levels to accomplish project objectives.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate with other USG or donor-funded projects.

· Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Philippines to attend to contract implementation tasks.

· Fluency in English required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1309

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Jordan: Database Expert – Health Finance and Governance project

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 06 Jan 2017

Job Summary: The Database Expert, under the supervision of the Health Finance Advisor, performs the function of database designer, administrator and analyst.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with MOH, CIS, RMS, and others to design, test, and implement the national health insurance register;
  • Develop guidelines and operating manual to support the register;
  • Build the capacity of the government staff in managing the register.
  • Demonstrate the insurance register’s technical functionality such as performance, security and reliability.
  • Perform the task of data entry and data management, safeguarding the data and information against damage and corruption.
  • Conduct other activities as requested by Health Finance Advisor or COP.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant area; MBA is an advantage.
  • Proven competency in planning, organizing, and leading activities and technical teams.
  • At least 8 years of experience working with and managing database systems; working with USAID is an advantage.
  • Experience in a project of similar in size in the health sector is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and financial software designed for small and medium sized businesses.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Arabic and English.
  • Strong supervision skills to ensure activities, schedules, standards and progress are reviewed and monitored.
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and motivating staff; a good understanding of performance management.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=ei53YWZpLjgyMTgyLjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Jordan: Reporting Assistant

Organization: Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is seeking a Reporting Assistant Country Director for the SAMS office in Jordan

Job Description

1- Creates data collection systems that feeds in a project database.
2- Clean and analyze data to report to Donor office.
3- Supports the program to analyze and document good practices, lessons learned, trends, cross-cutting policy and implementation.

Skills

Education:
B.A Business administration or any equivalent field.

Required Skills:

• 2-3 years’ experience in the same field.
• Creates data collection systems that feeds in a project database
• Clean and analyze data to report to Donor office
• Supports the program to analyze and document good practices, lessons learned, trends, cross-cutting policy and implementation

Additional qualities in the reference checks:
1- Strong attention to details.
2- Willingness to learn and ability to accept critical feedback.
3- Communication style.

Education

Business administration or any equivalent field.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to sams.jo.info@sams-usa.net Include in the subject line: Reporting Assistant|Jordan office

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Kenya: Call for consultancy-Promoting an enabling environment for clean cooking energy

Organization: GROOTS Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

Community-Led Mapping on the impact of unclean cooking technologies and the suitable clean cooking technologies in Kitui County

Project Title: Evidence Based Advocacy for Policy and Institutional Changes for an Improved Clean Cooking Environment in Kenya

Location: Kitui County

Duration: 25 days (Approx.)

Period: Mid- January 2017 to Mid-February 2017

1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

World Health Organization studies indicate that around 3 billion people still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels (i.e. wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung) in open fires and leaky stoves. Most are poor, and live in low and middle-income countries. Such inefficient cooking fuels and technologies result in household air pollution which exposes an individual to inhalation of dangerous soot particles. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for fine particles. Exposure is particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time near the domestic hearth. This exposure results in increased death and illness like pneumonia, stroke, heart diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Related studies in Kenya have also revealed that open fires have resulted to burning of houses and degradation of environment caused by forest cutting.

In Kenya, 76% of the population relies on biomass for cooking, with serious implications for public health (including an estimated 15,000 deaths linked to indoor air pollution), as well as the environment, women’s well-being and economic development opportunities, (Stockholm Environmental Institute report 2016). Kenya is already a leader within sub-Saharan Africa in developing and distributing clean cooking stoves. It also leads in the development of favourable policy and regulatory framework for adoption of clean cooking. However in order to achieve large scale adoption and use; there is need to review the gaps in the regulatory frameworks, economic and behavioural barriers.

It is on this background that GROOTS Kenya and CCAK with support from Netherlands Enterprise Agency (SNV) are implementing Policy Dialogue Project on clean cooking under the Voice for Change Partnership Programme. The consortium has agreed on various approaches with a goal of ensuring increased adoption of clean cooking energy in Kenya. These approaches include; addressing gaps in policy and legal frameworks at national and county level, Behaviour change communication & sensitization for County level stakeholders and clean cooking standards and regulations. The proposed survey is one of the strategies to develop a baseline and evidence for the implementation of the project.

About Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS Kenya)

GROOTS Kenya is a non-governmental organization working with over 2500 organized community based organizations and self help groups in Kenya. It was established in 1995 after the Beijing Conference to enhance participation of grassroots women and their communities in development processes and decision making. The organization has four main thematic areas through which it achieves its goal. They include Enhancing women Leadership and Governance, Securing Land rights of marginalised women and vulnerable children, Enhancing community Reponses to HIV and AIDS and lastly Building Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change. This work covers 14 out of 47 counties in Kenya including Kitui. The clean cooking is implemented under the later thematic area. Of importance is that GROOTS Kenya has had its presence in Kitui since 2003 working on various issues including organizing of home based carers. Currently, there is an ongoing project on Enhancing Rural Women’s Access to Trade and Market through horticulture and production of indigenous chicken. The project has also incorporated the use of efficient and energy saving technologies among women in trade. It covers three sub counties including Kitui West, Central and Rural.

About Clean Cook stoves Association of Kenya (CCAK)

CCAK is a registered association formed in 2012. It currently has 33 members comprising representatives from government, academia, private sector, donor agencies, NGOs and others active in the clean cooking sector.

CCAK’s mission is to facilitate the scaling up of the clean cook stoves and clean fuels market in Kenya through convening and coordinating the sector, advocating for enabling government policies, creating public awareness and capacity building. The association strives to build solidarity amongst clean cook stoves and fuels stakeholders and create effective partnerships to ensure the use of clean cook stoves and fuels is the norm in Kenyan households and institutions. CCAK is dedicated to this goal because clean cook stoves and fuels save time, lives, money, forests and provide employment. Its main aim is to facilitate the increase of adoption of clean cook stoves and fuels by all institutions and 5 million households in Kenya by 2020. Under this project, CCAK will put more focus at the national level working with policy makers and private sector to enhance an enabling environment for adoption of clean cooking.

SNV Voice for Change Programme

The Netherlands has a long tradition of supporting civil society organisations (CSOs) operating in low- and middle-income countries. CSOs are the voice of citizens at local, national and international level. They can help make government more accountable to citizens and increase its legitimacy. In doing so, they contribute to greater social cohesion, stronger and more open democracies, a better response to environmental problems, a better business climate, more opportunities for all and less inequality.

Voices for Change Programme aims at strengthening capacities of CSOs to advocate for a conducive enabling environment in WASH, Renewable Energy, Nutrition and Food Security, and Resilience. Through a competitive selection process, ten CSO’s have been selected under this programme, they will go through a capacity development trajectory and receive on the job coaching to improve their capacities in the following areas: leadership, advocacy, utilisation of data and evidence, knowledge of relevant themes and business development in their particular sectors. In addition to improved capacities, the project will make evidence available that CSOs can use in their advocacy plans and activities

OBJECTIVE, PURPOSE AND EXPECTED RESULTS

1.1. Overall Objective

The overall objective of the consultancy is a follows:

To conduct a community-led mapping on the current cooking practices and their effects

Specific objectives:

a) Undertake a desk review of clean cook stoves and fuels policies, regulations and projects in County of Kitui on Collect and collate Kitui County

b) Undertake participatory and community led data collection in eight sub counties

c) Formulate clear recommendations based on the findings of the survey.

1.2. Deliverables

Overall the Consultant will deliver the following;

a) Consultancy work plan and outline of report.

b) Produce draft reports

a. Policy analysis report

b. Field mapping report

c. Case Studies (covering effects of current cooking practices in 2 urban and 2 rural households)

c) Conduct a content validation workshop aimed at refining the draft document based on input of relevant stakeholder working group

d) Produce final reports (Policy Analysis and Community-led mapping report). This will be submitted in the form of bound copies and a 4 page simplified versions of the findings

2. SCOPE OF THE WORK

2.1. Geographical area to be covered

The study will be done in Kitui County covering the 8 sub counties

2.2. Target Groups

The survey will target rural, per-urban and urban households in the County. The Consultant will propose the sample for the field mapping and work with the Consortium and relevant stakeholders when identifying target population.

Specific Activities

The Consultant is expected to:

  1. Prepare and submit a detailed work plan for this assignment

  2. Develop mapping tools in consultation with the consortium.

  3. The consultant shall work with GROOTS Kenya to recruit and train community mapping assistants from Kitui County. The consultant is expected offer technical backstopping throughout and after the mapping exercise.

  4. Undertake literature review to compile all information and data on cooking technologies and its effects.

  5. Undertake the data collection and collection of relevant cases and examples of fuel and stove use. This will involve contacting the relevant actors. The Consultant will engage the consortium (CCAK, GROOTS Kenya and SNV) to validate the scope of the research effort in advance.

  6. Present the draft findings to government, community representatives and other relevant stakeholders for validation through a workshop

  7. Draft and refine the final report according to input received from stakeholders and approved by the consortium.

  8. Develop policy & programming recommendations for county government, national government, private sector and development partners.

2.3. Consultancy Management

Reporting Lines

The consultant shall work with and report GROOTS Kenya and by extension CCAK and necessary as may be necessary

3. REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant degree in Social Sciences, Economics/Econometrics, or Development or any other related field
  • Sound knowledge on renewable energy interventions, energy planning, energy engineering with a technical background in assessing household related data.
  • Similar experience working on issues of energy and other related fields.
  • Proven skills in conducting research, minimum 5 years’ experience in household surveys or equivalent.
  • Good analytical and writing skills.
  • Available to start the assignment in January 2017

How to apply:

Qualified experts are invited to submit the following application documents (not exceeding 12 pages) to admin@grootskenya.org by close of business on 10th January 2017.

  • A cover letter outlining how the consultant(s) meet the specified requirements (1 page maximum).
  • A technical and financial proposal.
  • Wok plan on how they will execute the assignment.
  • An itemized detailed budget proposal.

Annexes (Not included under the 12 pages)

  • CVs of the consultant(s) who will carry out the work.
  • List of related work undertaken in the past including references.

Note: Workshops logistics, venue and documentation will be organized by GROOTS Kenya

Time Frame

The assignment is expected to commence Mid-January 2017 for a period not exceeding 25 days, which includes preparation, data collection, validation and reporting.

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France: Solutions Engineer – GIS – French position

Organization: CartONG
Country: France
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

I. Presentation of the organization

Founded in 2006, CartONG is a French non-governmental organization committed to furthering the use of geographic information tools to improve data gathering and analysis for emergency relief and development programmes around the world.

CartONG enables emergency relief and development organizations and local governments to manage their own existing data, integrate other data sources and then use that data to plan programmes and monitor progress and impact. In our work, we focus on listening closely to the needs of the community, as well as training local people. This ensures that projects are sustainable and tailored to the needs and priorities of the people we are seeking to assist.

Our teams work with innovative tools, using applications offered by new technologies (smartphones, GPS, satellite imagery, Internet). These enable the accurate gathering of vital information about the needs of individuals and communities and their environment.

We are currently looking for a Solution Engineer having extended experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), WebGIS and database management to join our team.

  • Contract Type: fixed term contract, 6 months renewable
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Workstation: Chambéry (France) with frequent displacements to Geneva
  • Salary: To be discussed according to experience
  • Schedule: 39h/week

II. Mission

Based mainly at the headquarters of the NGO, you will be in charge of proposing technical solutions meeting the needs expressed by our partners, establishing in collaboration with the project manager the project phasing/chronology and follow up with the partner throughout the development of the solution until delivery.

Your main tasks will be related to the proposal of GeoApps solutions (development of geographic applications that can include data collection in the field, visualization of data in BI form with a predominant cartographic aspect, editing of existing data, etc.). The needs and capacity of the partner to maintain the tool once developed must be taken into account.

In this context, your assignments are:

  • Analysis and clarification of user requirements on BI or GIS web applications from a technical point of view, business analysis skills with experience in explaining technical solutions in easy terms of non-technical people are strong asset
  • The design of the technical solution most adapted to the needs taking in consideration existing ones
  • Writing the methodological proposal document clarifying the solution and the involvement for the partner (in terms of maintenance, resources, etc.)
  • Clearly identify how quality control will be ensured, what type of testing the solution will be subjected to, what aspects need to be put in place to scale up
  • Establishing the project timeline in collaboration with the project manager and / or technical manager
  • Following up with the partner on technical aspects (milestones, adaptations of the tool according to the partner’s needs) if applicable, else through the Project Manager
  • Technology watch for future developments in BI and GIS
  • Working and following closely with the technical team the development of the project
  • Doing technical implementation, bugs corrections when needed

You will have to go to Geneva regularly and more travel periodically for short field missions. The position requires availability and flexibility, two characteristics inherent in the context of emergency humanitarian organizations (late work, rush situation).

III. Profile

  • Qualification: Master Degree or equivalent in web development or GIS /geography, computer science, or a related field, depending on position level
  • Experience: 7 year in the development and implementation of GIS / WebGIS solutions

Knowledge and Experiences:

  • You have a good knowledge of the wide range of GIS solutions: from mapping to server through web mapping and database management.
  • Maintains a deep awareness of IT/GIS industry and business environment to understand risks and enable business innovation and growth.
  • You are able to quickly understand partner needs in order to translate them into requirements and enjoy problem solving.
  • You have strong relational capacities allowing you to interact with other services of the organization (technical, communication, management …)
  • You are curious but pragmatic, you have a very good written and oral communication in English and French.
  • You are autonomous but enjoy team work.

Required skills:

  • Strong Project Management skills with a deep understanding of their assigned business area, including business processes, challenges, information flows and supporting GIS/related IT systems.
  • Identifying key drivers of a defined, straightforward problem and proposing solutions
  • Self-initiative, ability to balance short-term technical choices with a long-term vision of developments
  • Ability to demonstrate a complement of skills that contribute to and lead the requirements gathering process and business process modeling for new Information Management projects within their assigned business function.
  • Selects the most relevant tools/techniques to meet specific client requirements
  • Autonomy and rigor: Strong sense of ownership of assigned tasks and will have a proven track record of delivery on commitment.
  • Continually assess product quality and release readiness
  • Ability to articulate reasons behind the design choices being made
  • Performing database tuning and ETL performance related problems

Recommended skills:

  • Ability to communicate on applications, technical modules and implementation details to different audiences: users, technical people and project managers
  • Interest in humanitarian issues and understanding of the humanitarian work environment: rapidly changing needs and requiring responsiveness
  • Familiar with agile methods and iterative development
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills, facilitation & negotiation skills, relationship management and change management skills.
  • Owning a work stream, reviewing, and directing and leading the work of more junior staff
  • Experience participating in developer events (hackathon, hackfest, codefest, etc.)
  • Experience integrating software solutions with other business systems including data warehousing, BI, CRM, ERP, and analytics platforms

Languages: Fluent in English and French a requirement.

Tools/Platforms:

  • ESRI Product suite, QGIS
  • Leaflet, Javascript, D3, DC, openlayers3.
  • SQL and NoSQL data stores, PostgreSQL/GIS
  • Experience with DBMS technology such as SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, and Access
  • UNIX, Java, Windows server
  • Some programming and scripting experience with Python, JavaScript, HTML5, symphony.
  • Other languages : .NET, Java, C++, …
  • Mobile development experience : IOS, Android

How to apply:

Applications: send resume and cover letter to info[at]cartong.org before January 31st, 2016

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Ethiopia: Lead Research Consultant – Urban Refugee Study

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 05 Jan 2017

1. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit relief organization that supports various refugee populations in Ethiopia. DRC, with support from UNHCR, is undertaking a study to obtain reliable information related to livelihoods and coping mechanisms of refugees as well as protection concerns amongst refugees residing in urban settings. We are looking for a Lead Research Consultant to assist with the analysis of quantitative data, collection of qualitative information and compiling the research report. This task will be undertaken with support from DRC staff, including local enumerators who will collect the primary data, and quality control and management oversight by the Project Coordinator and Country Director. The tools for data collection have already been developed.

2. PURPOSE

  • Analyze reasons and means, as appropriate, of refugees residing in urban areas and their vulnerabilities and protection risks faced in the urban context,
  • Study the existing coping mechanisms, including the role of remittances, access to livelihoods and benefits or opportunities of gaining ‘Out of Camp Policy’ status,
  • Analyze legal pathways and solutions available for urban refugees to obtain formal employment or reunify with family abroad,
  • Assess the relevance of services available to urban refugees and barriers to accessing these,
  • Provide recommendations for program delivery for the urban refugee.

3. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary quantitative data collection will take place through DRC selected enumerators and using the already designed tools. This data will be uploaded into a database that the Lead Research Consultant will have access to and will be required to analyze. The Lead Research Consultant will use the quantitative data as the basis for conducting qualitative data collection through key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

4. DRC’S RESPONSIBILITIES

This data will then all be compiled into a research report consisting of the following sections:

a) Executive Summary (max 2 pages)

b) Findings (max 30 pages)

c) Recommendations (max 5 pages)

The Lead Research Consultant, in collaboration with DRC, will further define the contents of the ‘Findings’ section but it will at a minimum include:

(a) Push and pull factors affecting decisions of refugees to reside in urban areas,

(b) The protection risks and gaps in protection service delivery,

(c) The livelihoods strategies, including remittances, and gaps in attaining these,

(d) The benefits and opportunities of ‘Out of Camp Policy’ status,

(e) Relevance of services available to urban refugees and challenges in accessing these,

(f) Use of legal migration options and family reunification for onwards migration.

5. REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS

The Lead Research consultant will report directly to DRC’s Program Coordinator or other assigned staff from the senior management team.

6. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

DRC is seeking to recruit a Lead Research Consultant for a period of 60 days starting on 23 January 2017 and with the final report submitted on 14 April 2017. An indicative work plan includes:

Week 1 – 2 Introduction to project team; initial analysis of quantitative data

Week 3 – 5 Key informant interviews and focus group discussions

Week 6 – 9 First draft of report

Week 10 Feedback on first draft

Week 11 – 12 Finalize changes to report

7. EXPECTED PROFILE OF CONSULTANT

  1. A postgraduate qualification in law, social sciences, political science, development administration or population studies,
  2. At least 3 years of experience including conducting quantitative analysis on SPSS and qualitative research,
  3. Some experience with refugee and/or migration issues in Ethiopia,
  4. Produced at least 3 written reports, policy briefs, or publications in English.

8. TERMS & CONDITIONS

a) The task will be completed on location in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

b) Candidates are also required to propose their own daily fee rate or a lump sum rate for the period and deliverable outlined above.

c) DRC will not provide any additional funds for transport, accommodation or communication.

d) DRC will office space will be provided.

9.GENERAL

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

  • CV(s) and or company profiles with details of qualifications, experience, telephone number and names of 2 referees.
  • 2 Previous Work samples or Publications

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies, Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is 5th January 2017.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk

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Guatemala: GIS Specialist, USAID/Guatemala Metrics Program, Guatemala

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing for a proposal for the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. The purpose of Metrics would be to support improvement of USAID/Guatemala systems, capacity, and processes for monitoring, learning, and evaluation design, to better understand and document programmatic outcomes, adapt current projects, comply with USAID regulations and requirement, rapidly report progress, better use evidence in project design, and generally contribute to the learning and adaptation agenda at USAID/Guatemala. The anticipated period of performance is for five years for an estimated amount of $10 – $15 million.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a GIS Specialist to lead and advise on all GIS and information systems tasks across the activities on the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. This position will be based in Guatemala City for the duration of the project.

**** Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Guatemalan citizenship will be considered. **

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development, adoption, maintenance and use of information management systems that support project planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist with data collection, database management and production of program monitoring reports.
  • Provide support to ensure the consistency of tools, sampling frameworks and methodologies used as well as timelines, reliability and accuracy of the monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Organize and maintain an accurate filing system for the project monitoring and evaluation documentation. Keep the filling up to date and easily retrievable.
  • Consolidate quantitative and qualitative project performance management and impact data.
  • Facilitate periodic meetings to coordinate inputs to the project monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, business or related field required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, survey design, and GIS/information systems.
  • Direct experience with USAID/Guatemala or other development projects in-country is preferable.
  • Strong computer skills for written document preparation (e.g. MS Word and Google database) are required. Strong computer skills for other types of presentations (e.g. MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) are desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Guatemala to attend to contract implementation tasks.
  • Fluency in English required and professional proficiency in Spanish required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=F069415B6461DC44110BF14B045925DB?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1301

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Netherlands: Performance Management Unit Advisor

Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

Overview

The Performance Management Unit (PMU) Advisor works in a matrix structure with the PMU based in the U.S. and the Program Office in the Netherlands (NL) to support the measurement and improvement of operational processes to further enable the Partnership For Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) in meeting its program and performance mandates for clients and internally. The PMU Advisor works under the technical leadership of the PMU Unit Manager to ensure Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) and other projects’ performance management is aligned with the overall PFSCM performance management strategy. The PMU Advisor is a member of the Program Office team in Project Management Office-NL ensuring that performance of all teams and projects based there achieve their performance objectives and commitments. The PMU Advisor promotes a culture of continuous improvement by refining performance monitoring and management approaches, and assisting units in revising and improving their performance management processes.

Specific Responsibilities

Performance Management

  • Provides technical guidance on the development of performance management tools to coordinate and facilitate the overall performance management approach for PFSCM clients and projects.
  • Develop, implement, and manage an integrated project plan to ensure that all data collection, reporting, and visualization improvement efforts meet end-user requirements, client contractual requirements and proceed on schedule.
  • Manage data collection and analysis processes for regular performance internal and external reporting.
  • Implements the performance management strategy for PPM and other clients working cross-functionally to respond to performance-related issues.
  • Supports operational units across the office by developing, implementing and managing integrated project plans that address data and analytic requirements and help drive continuous improvement activities.
  • Provides guidance to operational units across PFSCM by managing data collection, supporting root cause analysis, data reporting and presenting PPM and other projects’ performance to internal and external audiences in both written and verbal presentations
  • Provides guidance towards the definition and revision of the performance management approach when needed, serving as a liaison for the supported units
  • Contribute to Client Performance reports development and production
  • Analyze and present data in a clear and comprehensible manner (both written and verbal). Prepare analysis for ongoing reporting and on an ad-hoc basis when issues arise or further analysis is needed.
  • Coordinate the development, planning and implementation of PMU reporting dashboards using PFSCM’s Business Intelligence tool.
  • Works with the Project Officer to ensure that any incidents are resolved in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Quality Systems Unit. S/he will also help ensure that learnings from CAPAs are incorporated into the performance management system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that relevant PMU Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions are modified in line with continuous improvements and changing client requirements. Document business processes and manage creation and maintenance of PMU SOPs, Policies and Work Instructions.
  • Ensure root cause analysis is carried out according to agreed processes and document improvement areas and activities.

Team Management

  • Support the teams in the pro-active management of predictive performance and the development and application of tools to preempt performance shortfalls.
  • Support teams in the optimal use of performance analysis tools and analysis of country specific performance.
  • Prepare and present performance updates at various meetings in coordination with the management team and prepare performance summaries for action by senior managers.

Client Interaction

  • Participate in meetings with the Global Fund and other clients as needed.
  • Participate and contribute to PPM and other project team meeting

Other

  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications and Experience

Required

  • Graduate degree in business administration, or other relevant field
  • Seven-plus years of related

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong project management background, skills, and experience, using multiple methods and tools, to ensure appropriate planning and execution of projects.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and significant experience using other data manipulation tools required.
  • Knowledge of performance measures, root cause analysis and continuous improvement.
  • Background, experience, or strong interest in public health and/or significant international work experience in diverse environments desired.
  • Proven effective written and oral communications, presentation, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability working as part of a team, as well as independently, with a diverse set of multi-disciplinary professionals.
  • English fluency required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading with the ability to conduct business in English.

Competencies

  • Navigating the Environment:

  • Perspective, Dealing with ambiguity, Organizational Agility, Political Savvy and Strategic Agility

  • Ensuring Delivery of Results:

  • Functional/Technical skills, Client Focus, Managing through systems, Managing and Measuring work, Negotiating, Information Sharing, Process Management, Priority Setting, Problem Solving and Timely Decision Making

  • Leading with Credibility:

  • Managing others: Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Managing Vision and Purpose, Integrity and Trust, Motivating others, Approachability and Developing direct reports and others

  • Core Personal Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Written

  • Communication

  • Core MSH competencies:

  • Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality, Quality and Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization

Physical Demands

  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Keyboard use, Pulling drawers,
  • Lifting papers <10lbs., etc.

How to apply:

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Business Intelligence Analyst

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

We are looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst to deliver ever more valuable information to our staff to help them make timely evidence based decisions.

About the role

We have completed a pilot programme and demonstrated the potential of Business Intelligence tools to deliver better information to the movement.

We are now looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst to take forward a programme of work to deliver timely, relevant and useful information of all our staff. Working directly to our Chief Information Officer, you will have a great deal of freedom to develop a portfolio of management reports to improve the efficiency and impact of Amnesty International. We will be asking you to manage the end to end task of delivering actionable information. We will be expecting you to: identify potential sources of information from AI and external systems; initiate projects to improve the quality of that information; extract the data into data warehouses and present that data to the organisation using reports, dashboards and data feeds.

About you

In order for you to achieve all this, we expect you to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Solid experience with Microsoft BI tools including SSRS and Power BI
  • Good database/data warehouse knowledge (ideally MSSQL) and experience with TSQL
  • Good knowledge of ETL tools, preferably SSIS with basic C# or VB.
  • Good understanding of data modelling, basic knowledge of SSAS OLAP cubes and tabular models
  • Working knowledge of Python or R to support data analysis
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint as both a data source and a presentation tool
  • Excellent MS Excel knowledge (ideally to encompass VBA)
  • Ability to capture and prioritise business requirements

About us

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/

What we hope you will do next

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Z2VuZXZpZXZlcm9zZW1vbmQuMTk0MDAuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Jordan: MSF is looking for a Data Analyst/Epidemiologist For The Health Surveillance Program (HSP) (Position based in Amman)

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

GENERAL CONTEXT

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 4 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations

MSF OCBA has set up its Middle East Unit based in Amman. The Unit comprises 1) the regional cell for the Middle East, which provides operational and technical support to MSF OCBA’s medical and humanitarian programs in Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and — from the second half of 2017 –Yemen; 2) the Amman Center for Humanitarian Medicine, a center of operational research and training that will strengthen the operational capacity of medical actors in the Middle East and will also host some technical referents.

The Center for Humanitarian Medicine will offer the space for MSF staff, staff from national and international NGOs, medics, staff from ministries of health and researchers to gather and work together promoting innovation and collaboration in the field of humanitarian medicine. The Center will develop four types of activities: training, operational research, support to innovation and will serve as a convention center, and will also use the findings and results from all activities for advocacy at all levels.

JOB ENVIRONMENT AND GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Millions of people in the Middle East have been affected by the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. There is not enough reliable information available regarding current medical and essential service needs among those displaced. Needs assessments are carried out by NGOs, Universities and UN agencies; but they are usually not consistent regarding methodology and periodicity, which does not allow comparison of the results in time or in space; and with gaps in services already affecting a large proportion of crisis-affected populations in the region, data driven decisions on essential vs. non-essential needs is crucial. MSF – in collaboration with local healthcare authorities and with the support of locally identified partners will deploy multiple cross-sectional household assessments in different locations the Middle East, based on MSF missions operations and requests.

The Health Surveillance Program (HSP) provides MSF — and other organizations — with baseline information on the medical and humanitarian needs of the populations and trends, which would allow MSF – and other organizations — to assess the effectiveness of it projects and improve them accordingly. The findings of the HSP can be used as well for private and public advocacy with donors and governments. In addition, the Health Surveillance Program has the ambition to become a platform for testing new technological applications for health and humanitarian assessments in MSF. In collaboration with Operations & Systems, Nairobi’s Displacement Unit and the Medical Department, the Middle East Unit and the Amman Center for Humanitarian Medicine — through its Health Surveillance Program — expect to develop new tools and methodologies that would help MSF developing fast, accurate and cost-effective ways to better understand the needs of populations in need.

The data analyst for the Health Surveillance Program will be in charge of all aspects of data management and analysis of data collected by the program. The position will report to the Head of the Amman Center for Humanitarian Medicine/ Head of the Middle East Unit.

She/he is involved in the overall program implementation and program strategy; the use of Health Surveillance Program outputs for operations, and for providing relevant information for defining advocacy strategies in collaboration with the HSP project manager, head of Middle East unit, Middle East cell, head of missions and medical coordinators in the region,

Main responsibilities

1. Data Management/Collection/Analysis

§ Responsible for all the aspect of data management that is collected by different methods of the HSP.

§ Responsible for all the different modalities of data interpretation and data analysis (including advanced secondary analysis, predictive analysis, and trends analysis) as per the operational needs of the involved MSF missions, with the goal to encourage evidence based decision making .

§ Coordinates with the involved missions in identifying the required data to be collected, adapted data collection procedure and data analysis.

§ Coordinates with the Middle East unit staff, cell 1 staff, and missions coordination staff in a way to strengthen data analysis and usage within MSF projects.

2. Report Development

§ Leads the development of the HSP assessment final report after each assessment, in coordination with field teams, mission coordination teams, cell staff and with the relevant referents from the medical department.

§ Ensures that HSP reports include all required advanced analysis and that the secondary statistical analysis is timely conducted.

§ Helps developing operational recommendations based on the analyzed HSP data.

§ Prepares easily shareable main points of findings –infographic type — for each HSP survey results.

3. HSP Assessment Preparation and Implementation

§ Participates in the development of standard and extended survey modules for the HSP.

§ Prepares any new survey modules for all other potential areas of MSF interest.

§ Coordinates with the HSP project manager and the coordination/field teams to decide which standard and/or extended modules would be used in each survey, and to identify any other site-specific information that needs to be collected in each survey.

§ Collaborates with the HSP project manager in defining the target sample size and sampling methodology and design for each HSP community based assessment.

§ When needed, participates with the HSP project manager in conducting HSP assessments in the field.

4. Representation/ Coordination

§ Represents MSF as the HSP data expert presenting HSP results together with Middle East Operations Manager, Head of Amman Unit and relevant Head of Missions.

§ Contributes in identifying potential operational and technological partners for the HSP (other OCs, other NGOs, companies, etc).

§ Coordinates with the department of Organization and systems regarding innovation, new developments and support strategies.

§ Coordinates with the Medical Department regarding data analysis and epidemiological considerations.

5. Contribution to the objectives of the Amman Center

§ Develops and proposes ideas for events, conferences or roundtables in relation to HSP results.

§ Participates and contributes from his/her expertise in research and innovation initiatives hosted by the Amman Center.

§ Supports the data analysis of other fields of work in the Amman Center when requested.

§ Participates in the training activities of Amman Center as a facilitator when required.

§ Supports the development of the Fellows of the Amman Center.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

§ Specialized medical (MD) or paramedical (RN or other health related) degree.

§ Advanced degree in epidemiology preferable or alternatively in medical data analysis or biostatistics.

Experience

§ Experienced with data management, data interpretation, and data analysis (including advanced secondary analysis, predictive analysis, and trends analysis).

§ Knowledgable of mobile data collection tools in low-resource settings.

§ Working knowledge of field survey procedures, including complex sampling methodology.

§ Minimum two years of experience in professional posts on data interpretation and analysis or as field epidemiologist or public health provider with exposure to cross sectional and longitudinal studies.

§ Experience with figures and computer with Microsoft Office.

§ MSF or other large humanitarian INGO experience is preferred.

Competencies

§ Commitment to MSF’s Principles

§ Cross-cultural Awareness

§ Behavioural Flexibility

§ Strategic Vision

§ Results and Quality Orientation

§ Service Orientation

§ Planning and Organising

§ Initiative and Innovation

§ Teamwork and Cooperation

§ Leadership

§ Security Awareness and Management

Languages

§ Written and oral fluency in English requested.

§ Working level of Arabic preferable.

Other

§ Motivation to work in the humanitarian sector.

§ Flexible working hours according to operational priorities.

§ Passport which allows obtaining residence and work permit in Jordan and traveling throught the Middle East.

WORKING CONDITIONS

§ Position based in Amman at MSF-OCBA Middle East Unit office.

§ Full time job.

§ Duration: 1 year with possible extension.

§ Annual gross salary divided into twelve monthly payments + Secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.

§ Starting date: 15 February 2017.

How to apply:

To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “Data Analyst/Epidemiologist” to recruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

Closing date: January 20th, 2017

Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.

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Jordan: MSF is looking for a Learning Program Manager (Position based in Amman)

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

GENERAL CONTEXT

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 4 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations.

MSF OCBA has set up its Middle East Unit based in Amman. The Unit comprises 1) the regional cell for the Middle East, which provides operational and technical support to MSF OCBA’s medical and humanitarian programs in Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and — from the second half of 2017 –Yemen; 2) the Amman Center for Humanitarian Medicine, a center of operational research and training that will strengthen the operational capacity of medical actors in the Middle East and will also host some technical referents.

The Center for Humanitarian Medicine will offer the space for MSF staff, staff from national and international NGOs, medics, staff from ministries of health and researchers to gather and work together promoting innovation and collaboration in the field of humanitarian medicine. The Center will develop four types of activities: training, operational research, support to innovation and will serve as a convention center, and will also use the findings and results from all activities for advocacy at all levels. Through these activities, the center will:

§ Contribute to develop — in cooperation with other medical and humanitarian actors in the region — new operational models and technical capacities to respond to medical gaps.

§ Create stronger links and new spaces for operational collaboration between MSF and regional actors, allowing all of them to learn from each other.

§ Strengthen the capacity of other medical and humanitarian actors to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the region by sharing and exchanging expertise.

JOB ENVIRONMENT AND GENERAL OBJECTIVE

In collaboration with the learning unit, medical and logistic departments and external institutions, the Amman Center will identify the main learning needs of MSF staff, medical staff from MSF-supported facilities, MoH staff and staff of regional civil society organizations from countries in the Middle East, regarding the fields of specialization identified as priority for the Middle East Unit – Health Surveillance, Remote Support ot Hospitals, Mental Health, Non-Communicable Diseases and War Wounded and Emergency Circuit — and regarding specific fields where MSF already has experience. It will conduct the relevant training activities through in-class trainings which will be organized in Amman and in other cities in the Middle East and online trainings, blended learning and mobile learning programs. The Center will aim to organize as well internships and mentoring programs according to its capacity. The Center will have one training room available and coordination and complementarity with other OCs is expected.

At the same time, the Amman Center will regularly organize workshops, roundtables, conferences and seminars related to the medical-operational objectives that will foster the collaboration with medical and humanitarian actors in the region.

The Learning Program Manager, working under the supervisor of the Head of the Middle East Unit, is responsible for the identification of learning needs in the region, identification of available resources, adequate execution of learning and training processes of the Middle East Unit and the development and implementation of training programs under his/her responsibility looking at providing quality learning solutions that meet MSF OCBA learning needs.

He or she will as well suppor the Head of the Middle East Unit in the organization and planning of conferences, workshops and roundtables on the themes identified and agreed with the Head of the Middle East Unit.

The Learning Program Manager will also contribute to the smooth collaboration, exchange of information and learning — in each of the fields of specialization of the Amman Center — among other activities in the Center in addition to training, such as operational research, innovation and conferences. Under the supervision of the Head of the Middle East Unit and in collaboration with other Middle East Unit members, the Learning Program Manager will make sure that all program components are well integrated and staff and programs learn from each other.

Main responsibilities and activities

A. LEARNING/TRAINING

In coordination with OCBA’s Learning Unit, Medical Department and Logistic Department, as well that in collaboration with external institutions, the Program Manager will be responsible of

A.1 External Training

Planning

§ Contributes to design and develop a Learning Needs Assessment Plan and tools to identify the existing and future learning needs regarding humanitarian medicine in the region, both internal to MSF (OCBA and other Operational Sections) and of other actors in the region: Syrian hospitals, Syrian NGOs, International NGOs…

§ Identifies and maps learning and training resources available in the region, and maintains an active networking with reference training and education institutions and providers.

§ Looks for opportunities for alliances and partnerships that can enrich the portfolio of available MSF OCBA learning solutions and resources.

§ Contributes to design a training plan to be implemented in the region by the Amman Center for Humanitarian Medicine in collaboration with other partners.

§ Explores and promotes (in coordination with the Learning Unit) innovative learning/training solutions (including the development of blended programs) that respond to learning needs of the learners (both MSF and non MSF), as well to their personal characteristics and the specificities of their job contexts.

§ Promotes the creation of a positive learning culture where work-based learning elements are valued and individuals adopt a proactive and responsible approach towards self-learning and also supporting others in the organization.

§ Plans required human and financial resources and project development stages and task.

Training Development

§ Coordinates the design, development and organization — in collaboration with subject matter experts and technical referents – of new or revised training programs and other learning solutions, considering different learning modalities and methodologies.

§ Manages implementation of training events and oversees appropriate conduction of training sessions (online and face-to-face), promoting adequate team dynamics and learning environment.

§ Provides “Train the Trainers” support to facilitators responsible for preparing and conducting training sessions.

§ Facilitates and co-facilitates training programs/modules in his/her area of expertise.

§ Participates in the development of evaluation methodologies and tools focusing at learning-transference-impact phases; implements evaluation plans for the programs assigned.

Supervision of Training Candidates’ Management

§ Ensures timely and efficient processing of training applications by maintaining and improving tools and processes for efficient training candidates management.

§ Oversees seats (re)allocation actions ensuring training efficiency regarding number of participants at training courses and overall budget limits.

§ Monitors candidates selection processes and outcomes including adequate communication with relevant stakeholders.

§ Monitors timely recording of finalized training activities and update of personal training files.

A.2 Internal Learning Needs/Areas of Expertise

§ Leads the identification and definition of OCBA’s and other MSF Sections’ areas of expertise vs. internal learning needs in the Middle East Unit priority fields of specialization in collaboration with key MSF Staff .

§ Organises workshops and discussions with the objective to address the above mentioned objective.

§ Proposes adequate solutions to fulfil the gaps.

B. CONVENTION CENTER

The Center will regularly organize workshops, conferences and roundtables, fostering collaboration within humanitarian actors. The responsibilities of the Learning Program Manager in relation to the Convention Center will be the following:

§ Under the supervision of the Head of the Middle East Unit, collaborates in the development of the Convention Center’s strategy of the Amman Center.

§ Organizes or supports in the organization of conferences, workshops, roundtables and discussion panels as requested/delegated by the Head of the Middle East Unit, including the preparation of background documents, identification and invitation of panellists and participants and the preparation of outcome documents and reports.

C. FINANCES AND BUDGETING

The Learning Program Manager will ensure that operations are executed in line with allocated resources and cost effective solutions are continuously sought. In this sense, and under the supervision of the Head of Middle East Unit, he/she will:

§ Prepares annual financial forecast for the training and conferences component based on analysis of standard training expenditure and demands.

§ Participatess in budget preparation by allocating appropriate resources to approved projects and training programs and supervises preparation of specific projects/courses budgets.

§ Monitors budget execution along the year and look for necessary remedial solutions to solve deviations.

§ Authorizes disbursements in line with approved budget limits

§ Prepares expenditure analysis and consolidation to support other OCs and field re-invoicing.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education and Experience

§ Bachelor or Master Degree. Education and/or technical training in Education/Instructional Design/Pedagogy preferable.

§ Experience in Train the Trainer activities.

§ Knowledgeable of adult learning principles and its application at program design and development.

§ Experience in delivering training and facilitating student-centred learning strategies.

§ 3-5 year experience working in Training & Development functions, preferably in international and multi-cultural settings.

§ Experience with e-learning will be valued

Competencies

§ Commitment to MSF’s Principles

§ Cross-cultural Awareness

§ Behavioural Flexibility

§ Strategic Vision

§ Results and Quality Orientation

§ Service Orientation

§ Planning and Organising

§ Initiative and Innovation

§ Teamwork and Cooperation

§ Leadership

§ Security Awareness and Management

Languages

§ Written and oral fluency in English requested.

§ Fluency in Arabic preferable. Working level of Arabic requested.

Other

§ Motivation for working in humanitarian sectors.

§ Flexible working hours during training programs implementation.

§ Passport which allows obtaining residence and work permit in Jordan.

WORKING CONDITIONS

§ Position based in Amman at MSF-OCBA Middle East Unit office.

§ Full time job.

§ Duration: 1 year with possible extension.

§ Annual gross salary divided into twelve monthly payments + Secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.

§ Starting date: 15 February 2017.

How to apply:

To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “Learning Program Manager” to recruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.

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United States of America: Qualitative Market Research Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Qualitative Market Research Consultant

Evidence for Implementation

Approximately 30 days with the possibility of extension

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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motley group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Partner with us!

The Evidence for Implementation team are looking for a consultant to assist in technical development and capacity building efforts on research projects throughout the organization.

PSI programs are informed by monitoring and operations focused research that is timely, relevant, valued, and supports key decisions to be made by program and platform managers. The Evidence for Implementation Team coordinate and supports the work of the regional and health area researchers and monitoring advisors. Through this the EFI team supports the development and implementation of cutting edge program monitoring, consumer and market research, and supporting the use of this information by our network members. This consultancy will support these efforts on various market research projects.

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Your contribution

The consultant will:

  • Develop the study design, instruments and other research documents in collaboration with the EFI team.
  • Advise and support the protocol submission process to the Research Ethics Board.
  • Moderate focus groups, in-depth interviews, observations
  • Train staff on best practices on research projects in public health
  • Perform data cleaning, analysis, and report writing.

What are we looking for?

  • PhD or Master’s Degree (e.g., public health, market research, statistics).
  • Familiarity with pretesting, concept development, exploratory research, pack and ad research, and other qualitative market research methods.
  • Experience in public health research.
  • Expert knowledge of market research data collection, analysis and evaluation methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of market research data analysis methods.
  • Excellent written skills in English. French or Spanish a plus.
  • Be comfortable working on sensitive topics such a sexual and reproductive health
  • Experience with coding software such as N-Vivo or AtlasTi
  • Great writing skills – able to depict nuanced or complex ideas in a clear way
  • Great power point skills – able to ‘translate’ ideas / takeaways from qualitative materials into clear, nicely designed reporting products
  • Ability to understand and extract insights from observations.
  • Ability to streamline the outputs of qualitative research into clear, actionable recommendations that answer the marketing challenge.

Timeline:

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through March 2017.

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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United States of America: Quantitative Market Research Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Quantitative Market Research Consultant

Evidence for Implementation

Approximately 30 days with the possibility of extension

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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motley group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Partner with us!

The Evidence for Implementation team are looking for a consultant to assist in technical development and capacity building efforts on research projects throughout the organization.

PSI programs are informed by monitoring and operations focused research that is timely, relevant, valued, and supports key decisions to be made by program and platform managers. The Evidence for Implementation Team coordinate and supports the work of the regional and health area researchers and monitoring advisors. Through this the EFI team supports the development and implementation of cutting edge program monitoring, consumer and market research, and supporting the use of this information by our network members. This consultancy will support these efforts on various market research projects.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

The consultant will:

  • Develop the study design, instruments and other research documents in collaboration with EFI team.
  • Advise and support the protocol submission process to the Research Ethics Board.
  • Design, collection, and analysis of large scale population based surveys
  • Design of evaluation studies for experiment, quasi-experimental and observational designs
  • Develop data collection instruments, analysis plans, codebooks
  • Manipulate large datasets, data cleaning, and advanced quantitative data analysis.
  • Develop sampling plans
  • Data collection and analysis quality control
  • Perform data cleaning, analysis, and report writing.

What are we looking for?

  • PhD or Master’s Degree (e.g., public health, market research, statistics).
  • Familiarity with pricing, brand equity measurement, quantitative market pretesting and post testing, and other market research methodologies.
  • Experience in public health research.
  • Expert knowledge of market research data collection, analysis and evaluation methods.
  • Great knowledge of quantitative data collection, analysis and evaluation methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of market research data analysis methods.
  • Excellent written skills in English. French or Spanish a plus.

Timeline:

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through March 2017.

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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United States of America: Web DeveloperClient Innovations Team, Arlington, VA

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Web Developer—Client Innovations Team, 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: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.

Position Summary:
The Web Developer will work with the Client Innovations team to support MSI’s global portfolio of international development projects. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for developing data collection and management systems, client specific web-portals, and other Ruby on Rails based web applications. In addition, the incumbent will assist other team members with the application of technology in challenging environments and exploring new technological solutions to complex problems. This may include creating visualizations, administrating mobile data collection systems, and assisting with the implementation of other field-facing technologies. The incumbent will be required to work effectively with internal clients located in the field and HQ, funding agencies, and third parties. The ability to understand difficult challenges in the field and identify efficient, effective solutions is key to the success of the Web Developer and the CI team.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain Ruby on Rails-based web applications in collaboration with the Client Innovations team and field staff.
  • Customize and extend existing applications including data management systems, data visualization systems, job portals, etc.
  • Administer third-party provided tech solutions for field projects as necessary.
  • Create, maintain, and improve data visualizations and cartographic products in printed and web formats using Javascript libraries including D3 and Leaflet.
  • Identify and implement technological solutions to complex challenges faced by field programs, focusing on monitoring and verification, data collection, and data management.
  • Support multiple projects concurrently while ensuring each projects unique needs and requirements are met.

Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of professional experience in web development or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Expertise with Ruby on Rails, PostgresSQL, JQuery, Javascript, Boostrap, and Angular.
  • Experience with Cordova and/or Ionic.
  • General understanding of API’s and MVC.
  • Prior experience with D3 or Leaflet a plus but not required.
  • Prior experience with GIS systems (QGIS, ArcGIS, etc) a plus but not required.
  • Strong interest in international development and aid work.

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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United States of America: Technical Advisor II – Project Manager Data Management and Warehousing

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Job Title: Technical Advisor II – Project Manager Data Management and Warehousing
Division: PIQA (MEAL Unit)
Location: Baltimore
Reports to: Senior Advisor MEAL/ICT
Band: D
FSLA: Exempt

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:

As part of the agency’s 5-year global strategy CRS management recognized the need for a platform using Information, Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D) tools (mobile devices, electronic data collection, and integrated reporting) to:

  • improve data collection and reporting efficiency;
  • reduce data and reporting errors;
  • increase transparency and accountability;
  • improve decision making, service delivery and impact;
  • distinguish CRS in the NGO and donor communities.

Complementarily, the agency has decided to be deliberate of how data is stored and used for monitoring, evaluation. institutional learning and accountability (MEAL) purposes; it includes the capability of analyzing results across multiple projects, in a context in which there is an increasing demand (both internal and external) on CRS to aggregate and share structured data, while adhering to international data privacy and security standards. However, projects are using different tools, formats and systems to collect and store it.

In this context, it has been identified the need of establishing standards and implementing technological solutions for storing, accessing, structuring and extracting our Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data once its generated, with the objective of making this resources an organizational asset to improve program quality for the beneficiaries CRS serves.

Job Responsibilities:

The main assignment of the Technical Advisor II – Project Manager Data Management and Warehousing is to be the business lead for the Field Data Warehousing Initiative of the agency. In this position s/he will contribute towards the improvement of quality of programs delivered to beneficiaries, particularly providing the business view for the development of the systems that will enable accurate data informed decisions (Strategic Objective 3.3), specifically by deploying systems that enable storing and aggregation of M&E and Program Implementation data, beyond individual projects. For this purpose, the data warehousing business lead will be responsible of the development of a) standard indicators for signature programs, b) definition of requirements for the data warehousing system and c) standards for data sharing and conceptual approach of a data warehouse that enables aggregation beyond the project levels.

With this purposes, this position, as part of the MEAL Unit, will interact with different actors within the MEAL Community, Program Staff and Advisors at HQ and field levels, in order to interpret their needs and design a consolidated proposal of solution for the agency, that will be delivered to the Global Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM) Department. GKIM will interpret it and develop the technological platform based on these requirements. Additionally, as a business lead, s/he will be able to prioritize deliverables and will oversee the process of development of the solution from the functional point of view.

S/he will be able to align the data warehousing approach with the different process within the agency. Key relationships and collaboration with other institutional initiatives include (but will not be limited to) eValuate, project Springboard (program management), SMI/Global Supply Chain Management, and Gateway teams, amongst the most relevant.

A profound knowledge and experience on program monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning is required, at international levels mandatory, and country/field level preferred. Also, knowledge or experience on data management, data science, software development cycle /Agile methodologies will be highly valued.

This position will require up to 10% travel during the first year. For second year and beyond it will be assessed the need of increasing travel amount, up to 40%.

More specific assignments will include:

  1. In consultation to the Senior Advisor of MEAL/ICT and the MEAL Director, develop the strategy for data warehousing on the agency.
  2. In consultation with users and MEAL/ICT Advisor, design the guidelines and standards for data sharing and further data warehousing for the programmatic and MEAL data of the agency’s projects.
  3. Development of data standards for signature programs. During the first year a pilot in one SP (e.g.: Agriculture) will be expected.
  4. In consultation with users, determine the functional specifications for an interim solution for data storage (File Repository).
  5. In consultation with users, determine the functional specifications for the data warehousing solution for the field data for the agency.
  6. Responsibilities within the solution development include, but are not limited to, a) defining priorities for the project, b) project backlog creation and update, c) sign-off of requirements, UAT, testing and results, and d) identification and prioritization of enhancements.
  7. Collaborate with the GKIM Knowledge Management Advisor to develop the capacity building strategy of the project.
  8. Support the development of any remote learning content/materials related to the project (e.g.: webinars, screencasts, etc.), and develop and moderate online training activities,
  9. Develop a ‘How-To Guide’ and job aids for others to facilitate the use of the data warehousing system
  10. Ensure thorough and effective communication to all stakeholders about the data warehousing system and standards.
  11. Other activities as deemed necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

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: STA MEAL/ICT, GKIM Project manager and GKIM Chief Architect, Regional Solution Architects, Project Manager for ICT4D Support Services, ICT4D Program Manager, ICT4D Project Specialist, HQ MEAL Unit, MEAL RTA’s, all program users of the platform at the project and country levels. Project managers and business leads for: Gateway, eValuate, SMI/Global Supply Chain Management, Springboard Project Manager.
  • EXTERNAL: None

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in related field preferred; Bachelor’s required. Areas of interest are Social Sciences, Data Science, Statistics,
  2. At least five years of relevant work experience in an INGO or similar organization in the Development and/or Humanitarian Response fields.
  3. At least 3 years’ work experience in a developing country working in the Development and/or Humanitarian Response fields.
  4. Strong database creation and management skills
  5. At least three years of demonstrated experience with program quality and M&E.
  6. Demonstrated experience with Data Management, Visualization, and Data Quality Assurance.
  7. Experience using information technology (ICT4D) to support business operation’s needs highly preferred
  8. Strong leadership, coordination and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success leading the work of culturally diverse teams.
  9. Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills.
  10. Ability to travel overseas at least 10% of the time to assess user’s needs.
  11. Fluency in English required. Spanish, French or Arab are a plus.

Physical Requirements/Environment:

  • Willingness and ability to travel overseas (10% international travel)

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.

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

EOE

How to apply:

Apply online: http://bit.ly/2gSKbuR

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Lebanon: Appel à manifestation d’intérêt pour un marché de service de coordination régionale d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne

Organization: CFI
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

Appel à manifestation d’intérêt pour un marché de service de coordination régionale du projet “Strengthening Resilience of Refugee Hosting Countries in Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crisis” (QUDRA) basé au Liban, dans le cadre d’une procédure concurrentielle avec négociation.

CFI agence française de cooperation médias, recherche dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre d’un projet de diffusion d’informations auprès des réfugiés syriens financé par l’UE, un coordinateur régional basé au Liban (statut indépendant).

Objectifs de la prestation:
1) Superviser le projet régional de CFI en Turquie, en Jordanie et au Liban
2) Coordonner l’équipe du projet, ainsi que le bureau de coordination régionale de CFI au Liban
3) Représenter CFI et assurer la coordination avec les membres du consortium
6) Contribuer au développement des activités de CFI dans la région.

Avis de marché publié au JOUE le 9 décembre 2016 sous le n°2016/S 241-439258
Valeur maximale du marché: 250 000 euros
Date prévisionnelle de fin du projet: 14 juin 2019

How to apply:

Date limite de réception des candidatures: le 9 janvier 2017 à 17h

Retrait des dossiers de consultation sur demande à : art@cfi.

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Lebanon: Invitation to tender for providing regional coordination services in the frame of an EU-funded regional project

Organization: CFI
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

Invitation to tender for providing regional coordination services based in Lebanon, in the frame of the project “Strengthening Resilience of Refugee Hosting Countries in Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crisis” (QUDRA).
CFI, French media cooperation agency, in the frame of an EU-funded project related to information for Syrian refugees, is looking for a regional project coordinator (status : self-employed) based in Lebanon.
Expected services:

  • To supervise the overall CFI regional project in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon
  • To coordinate the project’s team as well as CFI regional coordination office in Lebanon
  • To represent CFI and coordinate with consortium members
  • To contribute to the development of CFI activities in the region.

Procurement notice was published on 9th December 2016, JOUE n°2016/S 241-439258.
The contract may not exceed 250 000€.
The project will be implemented until 14th june 2019

How to apply:

Deadline to submit applications : Monday 9th January 2017 at 5 PM.

ToR available on demand at : art@cfi.fr

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United States of America: Knowledge Management and Learning Intern

Organization: EngenderHealth
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

SCOPE OF WORK

TITLE:

Knowledge Management and Learning Intern

OFFICE:

New York, NY

LENGTH /TIMELINE:

NUMBER OF INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Spring 2017; 4 days / week; 20 – 29 hours/week

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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. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY:

EngenderHealth is offering students 3 internship opportunities to develop knowledge products that consolidate learning within projects and team activities and advance the application of lessons learned toward scale up in our field. This will include the development of briefs and manuscripts based on data collected and compilation of toolkits and scale up guidance materials on relevant themes such as ensuring quality improvement and FP/RH integration. The intern may also be asked to coordinate development of programmatic and data collection tools, protocols and submission to IRB.

One internship available is to work with Clinical Support Team Leader and the Senior Program Associate. The Clinical Support Team contributes to EngenderHealth’s Global Clinical Leadership by establishing and maintaining links with the reproductive health field. The CST works to strengthen our partners’ health systems in family planning and reproductive health services, in collaboration with field staff and in-country partners.

Two internships are available with The Postabortion Care Family Planning Project (PAC-FP), a USAID-funded initiative led by EngenderHealth with country-level activities in Tanzania and Senegal. The purpose of the project is to evaluate and document strategies on strengthening the family planning component of postabortion care (PAC) and provide guidance to governments and stakeholders to scale up effective practices. The project adopts a country focus on two countries: Tanzania where EngenderHealth has a regional office and PAC-FP Team and Senegal where PAC-FP works through a sub-award to a partner Le Centre Regional de Formation, de Recherche, et de Plaidoyer en Sante de la Reproduction (CEFOREP). Through CEFOREP, the PAC-FP project also provides technical assistance to coordinate the strengthening of PAC programs regionally through a ‘PAC Secretariat’ which comprises of representation from seven member countries of Francophone West Africa.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with supervisor to develop briefs and manuscripts for dissemination and submission to journals.
  • Work with supervisor and staff to develop components of scale up planning and management toolkits.
  • Compile reports and work with EngenderHealth design team to finalize knowledge projects for sharing.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree program relevant to public health, or international development, health promotion, social psychology, or sociology
  • Interest in global health, capacity development, health communication, reproductive health, maternal health, and/or family planning
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in health-related program design, planning and management in low resources settings.
  • Familiarity with the current discourse on ‘scale up’ of Reproductive Health interventions in the above settings and ability to creatively design and develop useful and professional materials to facilitate those processes.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data in Stata or SPSS a plus.
  • Ability to analyze qualitative data using analytic software, such as QSR-Nvivo or Atlas.ti a plus.
  • Fluency in French is highly desired.
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa highly desired.
  • Must be comfortable and respectful of EngenderHealth’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.

KEY DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE:

At the start of the internship the intern and Senior Manager will review the Knowledge Management Plan vis-à-vis the intern’s goals and priorities and agree on a set of deliverables and due dates. Deliverables will include manuscripts, briefs and the knowledge products described above.

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, compensation, and training.

How to apply:

Please visit the careers page on our website, www.engenderhealth.org, search “Internship” under Job Type and submit an application along with resume and cover letter.

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United States of America: Training and Technical Assistance Specialist II

Organization: Education Development Center
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide within EDC’s Health and Human Development division has an opening for a Training & Technical Assistance Associate (II), reporting to the Senior Project Director for the Zero Suicide Institute. Zero Suicide is a comprehensive, systematic approach for health and behavioral health care systems to improve care and outcomes provided to people who are suicidal. More information can be found at www.zerosuicide.com. The Training & Technical Assistance Associate (II) will support the broad adoption and dissemination of the Zero Suicide initiative by supporting our online events and the technology which enables us to connect with our constituents, though some time may be allocated to support development and/or dissemination of other work to advance suicide prevention in health care settings. This position will split between supporting the Zero Suicide activities under the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) fee for service activities and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). SPRC is a resource center funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention through training and technical assistance (TA) to key audiences nationwide. Long term funding for this position is partially dependent on new Zero Suicide grants and contracts.

The Technology Specialist will work with our content experts in the Zero Suicide Institute and Suicide Prevention Resource Center to plan and deliver interactive web-based meetings and webinars for a diverse array of audiences, primarily using Adobe Connect and WebEx platforms. Other tasks may include online training development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Receiving limited instruction on routine work and specific instruction on new assignments, the Training & Technical Assistance Specialist (II) participates in moderately complex projects to provide professional development training and technical assistance, including:

• research, with understanding of content area

• drafting, revising

• product testing & evaluation

• documenting & cataloguing

• maintaining records

• disseminating information

• mastering facilitation of adult learning and web-based learning

• learning about appropriate new technologies

• responsibilities on each webinar or online event may include: recommending and setting up a variety of tools to promote interactivity; managing all types of audio set-up; recording, editing and archiving the meeting

• managing customized online registration

• managing and updating all software platforms which support online events (e.g., Adobe Connect, Vimeo, MeetingOne Phone Lines, etc.)

• providing technical support for interactive conferencing and web streaming equipment and services (e.g., Adobe Connect, WebEx, etc.). The position will provide technical support, training, and documentation for webinar conference rooms

• Other duties include technical and instructional design support for staff in the creation interactive facilitation tools in an online environment

• supporting proposal work

• identifying and training experts in our webinar platforms

The Training & Technical Assistance Specialist (II)

• Contributes to building knowledge and capacity of organizations and staff

• Collaborates with subject matter experts, administrators or others to integrate specific content into technology-based products

• Facilitates project teamwork; engages collaboratively in feedback

• Offers innovation and creativity in virtual events

• Assists with quality assurance

• Provides logistical support

• Assists with troubleshooting

• May provide direction to professional and support staff

• May be expected to travel

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training and education in a related field preferred

• 3–5 years related experience in the disciplinary area, social science or public health research, teaching, training, curriculum design, consulting or administrative management, including experience with computer applications, instructional design, and Internet research

• Experience supporting online events within the Adobe Connect platform preferred

• Experience supporting online events with WebEx or other webinar platform a plus

• Experience in public health and/or suicide prevention a plus

Posted: 12/14/2016

As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.

How to apply:

CONTACT

EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453

No phone calls, please

Apply online: https://go.edc.org/Training-Technical-Assistance-Specialist-TTASII121416

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occupied Palestinian territory: Consultant for an external evaluation

Organization: Oxfam
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 23 Dec 2016

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Consultant for an external evaluation
Published on 15th December 2016
Consultant for an external evaluation of the project: “Integrated Protection in Area C: Enhancing the Resilience of Communities to Violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law” (project code: PAL-UA-192.; internal code: 63-15) funded by the Belgian Development cooperation-DGD

  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    Oxfam was originally founded in Oxford in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Oxfam has been growing ever since, and today is an international confederation counting 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.
    Oxfam has been working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Israel since the 1950s, and a country office was established in Jerusalem in the 1980s. Oxfam mainly works in the most vulnerable communities, such as Gaza, East Jerusalem, and Area C, which represents the 61% of the West Bank and where the Israeli government maintains full military and civil control. In the past Oxfam also worked with impoverished communities in Israel.
    In this framework, Oxfam is looking for a consultant to conduct an external evaluation of the project “Integrated Protection in Area C: Enhancing the Resilience of Communities to Violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law”. This project aims at strengthening the resilience and increasing the protection of Palestinian communities in Area C against violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. Specific objective of the project is to prevent and mitigate the impact of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, in particular against the risk of forcible transfer, through an increased resilience of target communities in Area C.
    For further details about the project, please refer to the document here attached (Annex I).
    A final external evaluation on the above-mentioned project is required by the Donor. It will be carried out in order to assess if the results achieved met the project objectives. The proposed evaluation shall last indicatively 3 (three) weeks and end maximum on 31/01/2017.
  2. OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION
    The general objective of the evaluation is:
    Assess whether the project “Integrated Protection in Area C: Enhancing the Resilience of Communities to Violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law” has been able to deliver and make the impact it was intended to for the beneficiaries and whether the targets/outputs envisaged at the beginning of the assignment have been realized;
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    The specific objectives is to provide Oxfam and project partners with sufficient information:
     To make an informed assessment on the past performance of the project (its efficiency, effectiveness and impact) particularly with regards to the establishment/strengthening of the community-based livelihood protection systems, the beneficiaries’ increased awareness of their rights and their ability to access Israeli administrative procedures to prevent and respond to forced displacement, confiscations and violence from security forces and settlers;
     To document lessons learned and to provide practical recommendations for follow-up action.
  3. EVALUATION CRITERIA
    The evaluation assignment will be guided by the following evaluation criteria, therefore five (5) key questions need to be taken into account while evaluating the project:
    a. Sustainability: to which extent the project benefits can be considered sustainable in the following elements: restoring the agro-production capacities, empowering small-scale herder and farmer communities and strengthening local protection mechanisms and responses in order to link relief, rehabilitation and development.
    b. Impact: what significant changes have occurred in the beneficiaries’ lives;
    c. Effectiveness: the reasons behind the achievement (or not) of objectives;
    d. Efficiency: the degree to which the financial resources of the project have been used economically and efficiently;
    e. Relevance: the extent to which the intervention is suited to the priorities and policies of the people and communities it is intended to benefit; moreover, the evaluation should consider the Oxfam Economic Justice and Saving Lives Change Goal in oPT, with Gender Justice as mainstream, in order to contribute to the development of future programmes.
  4. APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES
    The consultant will conduct field assessments through key informants’ interviews and primary data collection, mainly through focus group discussions. The consultant will also collect, review and analyse relevant secondary data (project documentation, relevant policies, etc.). The consultant will thus evaluate the impact of the project on the targeted communities, elaborate a technical evaluation on the activities implemented in the framework of the project, and assess whether the project has reached its initial objectives in a sustainable way and to which extent beneficiaries’ resilience and protection have been increased.
    The selected consultant will submit a detailed methodology in his/her inception report prior to the beginning of field data collection.
  5. EVALUATION RESPONSABILITIES AND MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
    For analysing the impact of the project activities in comparison with the indicators contained in the LogFrame, the Consultant shall undertake the following activities:
     To analyse project reports;
     To analyse the data collected through the agreed methodology;
     To collect the information about the project review. These are indicators to be measured:
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    a) % of direct beneficiaries who reported an increased sense of security/protection against threats of land confiscation, demolitions or displacement
    b) % of direct beneficiaries who reached by the action have received relevant protection assistance
    c) % increase in the number of targeted community members who are aware of their rights and the means to access Israeli military justice system in cases of settler and security forces violence
     To interview project staff (Oxfam and partners) and other relevant stakeholders.
    Oxfam staff, along with the support of the Oxfam Deputy Associate Country Director, will take charge of assisting and supporting the consultant throughout the whole period of the evaluation in order to facilitate the mission.
  6. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
     Inception report with a detailed methodology within 4 days after the signature of the contract;
     Guidelines for conducting key informants’ interviews and focus group discussion (FGD);
     A draft report to be shared with Oxfam within 7 days after the end of the mission.
     The final evaluation report containing lessons learnt and recommendations to be submitted to Oxfam within 7 days after the submission of feedback and comments on the first draft by Oxfam staff.
    A first restitution workshop will be organized at the end of the mission in the Country in OPTI. Then, a final restitution workshop will be organized at the end of the consultancy via Skype. The report shall be composed by 30-40 pages and written and submitted in English.
  7. TIMEFRAME AND LOGISTICS
    The consultancy shall be carried out indicatively in 3 (three) weeks of which 2 weeks maximum will be spent in the Country in January 2017. The deadline of submission of the final version is the 31/01/17. All taxes, allowances and incidentals, supplies necessary for delivering the evaluation, travel expenses and all logistic costs must be included into the budget proposed.
  8. PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT
     Degree in legal and/or humanitarian studies or in other relevant fields;
     Extensive professional experience in the humanitarian sector, human rights and protection;
     Extensive professional experience in conducting evaluations, especially of humanitarian interventions;
     Expertise in project cycle management and extensive knowledge of MEAL and data collection methods;
     Previous experience with INGOs procedures, approaches and operations;
     Acknowledged similar consultancies with recognized organizations;
     Demonstrated analytical and writing skills;
     Excellent knowledge of English (Arabic and Italian would be a plus);
     Computer skills (advances user in Excel or similar software; STATA is an asset);
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     Desirable: previous experience and knowledge of the area.

How to apply:

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS
    The individual consultants as well as institution/firms are invited to apply by submitting an application package including the following:
     Cover letter with applicant’s current contact information;
     Resume of the consultant (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, reference of similar research and studies);
     Proposal of a technical offer with the evaluation methodology (comprising a detailed description of how the evaluator will organize the work with beneficiaries);
     A financial offer (all taxes, allowances and incidentals, supplies necessary for delivering the evaluation, travel expenses and all logistic costs must be included.
    Applications should be submitted by 16 PM UTC+1 of 23rd of December 2016 to Oxfam to the following address:
    Silvia.ciacci@oxfam.it
    with the subject line “Consultancy Project 63-15”.
    Shortlisted consultant(s) will be requested to come to an interview at Oxfam Headquarters in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem or, whereas this is not possible, the interview could potentially be organised on Skype.

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Jordan: Appel d’offres adapté: étude relative aux besoins en information des réfugiés syriens et communautés hôtes en Jordanie, au Liban, et en Turquie

Organization: CFI
Country: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

Dans le cadre d’un projet financé par l’Union Européenne, CFI, agence française de coopération médias, recherche un cabinet de consultance pour réaliser une étude en Turquie, en Jordanie, et au Liban entre janvier et mars 2017. L’étude vise à collecter des données auprès des réfugiés syriens eux-mêmes et les analyser afin de :
o préciser les besoins spécifiques des réfugiés en matière d’information ;
o préciser les types d’informations sur les services déjà couverts ;
o fournir des données précises concernant les outils d’information actuellement privilégiés par les réfugiés, pour tous les types de contenus ;
o fournir des données précises concernant les moyens utilisés par les réfugiés pour recevoir des informations locales et/ou nationales sur les services.
Le budget maximal disponible pour cette étude est de 89 000 euros tout compris.
Le rapport définitif doit être rédigé en anglais et soumis le 3 mars 2017 au plus tard.

How to apply:

Veuillez écrire à art@cfi.fr pour recevoir la version complète du dossier d’appel d’offre et les Termes de Référence.
Date limite de soumission des propositions techniques et financières: lundi 2 janvier 2017 à 17h.

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Jordan: Adapted invitation to tender for a study relating to information needs of Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Organization: CFI
Country: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

CFI, French media cooperation agency, in the frame of an EU-funded project related to information for Syrian refugees, is looking for a consulting firm to realize a study in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon between January and March 2017. The study aims to collect and analyze data by interviewing the refugees themselves to:
o precise their specific needs in terms of information
o precise the types of service-based information already covered
o precise the present information tools preferred by the refugees for all kind of contents
o precise means used by the refugees to receive local and/or national service-based information.

The contract may not exceed 89 000€.
A final study is expected on Friday 3rd march 2017.

How to apply:

Please contact art@cfi.fr to receive the full version of tender documents and ToR.
Deadline to submit technical and financial proposals: Monday 2nd January 2017 at 5 PM.

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United States of America: Data Lead

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 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.

The Creative Development Lab (Lab) at Creative incubates and leverages technologies for use in international development programs, for monitoring and evaluation, citizen security, community resiliency, workforce development, and learning and training. The Lab is focused on data-centered solutions. For example, the Lab helped pilot new technology built at university research labs for Creative’s electoral security practice, using manual and automated social media monitoring to help predict electoral violence.

Position Summary:

The Data Lead is a data scientist at the Creative Development Lab to help use data in new ways, such as unstructured social media data for program design, decision making and adaptive programming. The Data Lead will augment the following capabilities at the Lab:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Peace and development informatics
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Real-time data for adaptive management
  • Big data use including social media sources
  • Effective use of open data repositories
  • CompStat and similar tools for crime and violence reduction
  • Internet of things deployments
  • Citizen sensors and crowdsourced data
  • Network and influence mapping
  • Data driven early warning systems

The Data Lead will build a strategy of how big data can be used programmatically in Creative’s work. He or she will provide technical assistance to proposals and projects to provide data-centered solutions and decisions. The Data Lead will incubate pilots in our projects, help build partnerships with universities and research groups, use state of the analytical tools and grow vendor relations.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Data Lead will report to the Director at the Creative Development Lab. The Data Lead will work across practice areas, particularly with the Communities in Transition and Economic Growth divisions. They will also coordinate with GIS and with the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team.

Expected Outcomes:

  • A strategy and work plan will be built within 3 months of start on how Creative can best capitalize on big data;
  • New data centered solutions in Creative’s practice areas will be piloted via relations built with emerging vendors and research groups; and
  • The program design of our proposals and projects will become measurably more data driven.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build a strategy of how big data can be used programmatically in Creative’s work and execute against it;
  • Provide technical assistance to proposals and projects, servicing our internal clients to provide data-centered solutions;
  • Build the capacity of our projects and the firm to make data-driven decisions;
  • Build partnerships with universities and data research groups, and incubate pilots in our projects;
  • Keep updated on client needs and what they are up to around data such as USAID’s Development Informatics (DevInfo) team;
  • Contribute to forums such as Adaptive Development, participate in events such as Open Data Day DC, and position and promote the firm in this field; and
  • Embody the Principles for Digital Development and help the firm to be more data driven.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years prior relevant work experience;
  • Degree in data science or closely related field;
  • Well versed in using state of the art tools to analyze data;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and drive organizational change;
  • Familiarity with Information & Communication Technology for Development and M&E;
  • Proven ability to implement ideas and strategies;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and keen mindset to pursue and manage clients;
  • Confident negotiator with vendors;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; and
  • Strong analytical and organization skills.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

The ideal candidate to join the Creative Development Lab team will be an optimistic, enthusiastic team player who works well with a small innovation team with a passion for technology for development. The incumbent must be entrapreneurial and proactive, and demonstrate confidence in exploring, setting up, trying and rolling out technology. The Data Lead must be focused on accomplishing tangible results.

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

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=2419

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United States of America: FPwatch GIS Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 12 Jan 2017

FPwatch GIS Consultant

Department: Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Principal Investigator, FPwatch

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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets 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!

FPwatch is PSI’s multi-country research project designed to provide relevant, timely and high-quality evidence to inform and monitor family planning programs and policies. The project is currently implemented in 5 countries through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Three MDG Fund. National contraceptive market outlet surveys collect information about contraceptive availability, price, market share and service readiness in Ethiopia, Nigeria, the DRC, India and Myanmar. See www.fpwatch.info for more information.

Under the leadership of the Project Director, the FPwatch team is comprised of a Deputy Director, a Principal Investigator, Research Fellows, Research Associates and a Data Manager. A central team of Research Fellows work with PSI Country Program Coordinators (based in PSI country platforms) to collect and analyze quantitative survey and GIS data using standardized methods and tools. FPwatch seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of FPwatch GIS Consultant to assist in analyzing GPS data using QGIS software.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

The consultant will report to the Principal Investigator that is based in Washington, D.C. The period of performance of the consultancy will be from December, 2016 – February, 2017. Duties include:

Checking validity of GPS coordinates (2 – 3 weeks)

The consultant will work closely with the PI and country fellows to ensure validity, cleaning and preparation for mapping of collected GPS coordinates for facilities/outlets for all 5 FPwatch countries. Collected GPS data has been cleaned for obvious errors. However, some inconsistencies remain. The consultant will:

  • Communicate with the PI on issues of GPS validity.
  • Be provided FPwatch datasets for 5 FPwatch countries.
  • Identify inconsistencies in collected GPS coordinates.
  • Clean inconsistencies according to FPwatch SOPs.
  • Provide a clean set of GPS coordinates for each FPwatch country.

Mapping GPS coordinates with FPwatch indicators (4 – 6 weeks)

The consultant will link selected FPwatch indicators and facility/outlet variables to GPS coordinates for all FPwatch countries. The consultant will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for mapping based off a provided list of facility/outlet variables and FPwatch indicators.
  • Link variables and indicators to facility/outlets using appropriate GIS software.
  • Provide visual systems with linked variables and indicators for each FPwatch country.

Analyzing GPS coordinates with FPwatch indicators (optional: 2 – 3 weeks)

The consultant will work with the PI to explore additional research questions, interactive mapping and analytical strategies based on mapping output.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree (MPH, MSc, etc.) in statistics, demography, epidemiology or other related field.
  • Strong quantitative data management and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with QGIS software, mapping and analysis.
  • Additional experience with ArcGIS preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Family planning research experience preferred.

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Consultant

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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United States of America: Director, Analytics and Budget

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Feb 2017

Background/IRC Summary:

IRC’s Revenue department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s financial resources, and plays an important strategic role in the creation of its brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals. The IRC’s strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. Revenue comprises colleagues and teams delivering government funding, marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, corporate partnerships and communications to support this work. Primarily these colleagues are located in the USA – but IRC plans to significantly expand its global Revenue footprint in the coming years.

Revenue is at the beginning stages of creating a new radical and ambitious strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income and awareness. We are building a new culture and supporting our colleagues in their efforts to deliver transformational and best in class work. At the same time – believing that the root of success lie in a high performance team and culture – we need to build our internal infrastructure – ensure we build a strong global team, the dynamic culture, forward thinking ethos, and 21st century reporting, operational and business management practices that will help it achieve its ambitious goals.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Director, Analytics provides direction and management to ensure high quality data analytics for all revenue-generating activities across the Revenue department, including global and private and public sector funding sources.

They are accountable for the development and delivery of best in class analytics tools, dashboards and reports, and for financial and budgetary management and oversight to ensure best use of IRC resources.

They are a dynamic, self-motivated and hands-on leader who will inspire and challenge colleagues to drive necessary business change and deliver on the key strategic goal of Data Based Decision Making.

Major Responsibilities:

1 Lead and support a best in class analytics function – ensuring high quality data-based decision making across all revenue-generating activities at the IRC. 2 Partner with leaders across the Revenue department to establish regular KPIs and benchmarks for a wide variety of indicators and data sets. 3 Lead budget development and monitoring work across the Revenue department teams, ensuring accountability, maximal use of resources, and return on investment for key initiatives. 4 Establish and deliver impactful regular dashboards and reports, focused on real-time performance monitoring and actionable insights. 5 Proactively and continually monitor trends, analyze and interrogate data, and make strategic and timely recommendations on important opportunities and/or solutions to key challenges, ensuring follow through on agreed actions. 6 Establish a dynamic and innovative analytics approach, leveraging digital tools, market tracking, big data and micro data, and other key market trends and strategies. 7 Work with key colleagues throughout the Revenue department to foster a dynamic, data-driven and solutions-focused culture and approach to work. 8 Partner with key colleagues on the Marketing team to drive successful digital acquisition and long-term value-oriented marketing strategies. 9 Collaborate with key colleagues on the Development team to drive successful high-value donor solicitation and retention strategies. 10 Partner with colleagues in the Awards Management Unit to support global public sector revenue goals and objectives, including providing key data and insights into performance and the revenue pipeline for grant solicitations. 11 Supervise a Business Analyst position, providing strong management and mentorship. 12 Partner with the Senior Director, Data and Analytics to set annual and regular project goals, deliverables and key outcomes for analytics projects and work.

Job Requirements:

Education:

Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 7+ years professional experience providing high quality and advanced analytics for a complex, large not-for-profit organization and/or equivalent analytics experience in private sector marketing and sales
  • Proven track record in leveraging leading-edge digital tools, providing advanced analytical reports, and proactively working to drive strategic insights and decisions
  • Experience and knowledge of best practices in financial planning and budgetary management
  • Non-profit and international humanitarian aid experience a plus
  • Experience and knowledge of global markets a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Advanced proficiency with cutting-edge CRM systems (preferably Salesforce) and marketing automation tools
  • Excellent technical skills, including strong experience with BI tools, data visualization, SQL, complex relational databases, and website analytics tools
  • Specific experience with data mining, statistical analysis and predictive modeling
  • Deep and wide-ranging knowledge of international non-profits, fundraising and digital marketing
  • Demonstrated experience with financial and investment analysis
  • Ability to translate broad strategic vision into actionable short- and long-term objectives, including the ability to respond quickly to new opportunities and changes in priorities
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems and issues
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with diverse key stakeholders across the organization
  • Strong and persuasive interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with senior non-expert colleagues on analysis and insights
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor and key internal business information
  • Passion for and commitment to the IRC’s mission

Working Environment:

Standard office work environment

Ability to travel as required

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci40NDU1Mi4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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Switzerland: Traineeship Opportunity in Communications & Operations

Organization: Global Apprenticeships Network
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

Important: Candidates must have a valid Swiss Work permit. Applications without a Swiss work permit will not be considered.

Whom are we looking for?

The GAN is looking for a Communications & Operations Trainee with excellent communications and English writing skills. The candidate should have previous experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder environment. Ideally, the candidate is tech-savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe and is able to work in an environment with tight deadlines. Fluency in Spanish is an advantage.

As a Communications & Operations Trainee, the tasks will involve, but will not be limited to:

Communications:

· Draft and/or edit minutes, correspondences, news releases, donor proposals, ToRs, presentations, and other communication tools, such as the social media calendar

· Research on global issues & trends of Members, Partners and possible donors

· Analyse information on funding priorities and trends

· Manage website content

· Create communication materials using Photoshop and Microsoft programs

Operations:

· Provide administrative support for outreach activities

· Invoicing

· Support in logistics for events, trips and travel reports

· Support in events organisation

· Update calendar of events

· Organize contact information and maintain contact management systems

Who are we?

The Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) founded in late 2013 as a response from the G20 and B20 to the global youth unemployment crisis, is a business-driven coalition of committed companies and international organizations joining forces to ensure skills for business and jobs for youth on a global and national scale. The GAN advocates for work-based training, shares best practices and facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogue. To date, companies such as Adecco Group, Accenture, Astra International, Gi Group, Huawei, Hilton Worldwide, IBM, MasterCard Foundation, Nestlé, Randstad, Samsung Electronics, Telefónica and UBS form part of the GAN and are committing to action.

Qualifications required

Mandatory

· Excellent command in English

· Very good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet software and image edition software)

· Experience in drafting reports and/or short articles

Desired

· Experience in management of multilingual websites using content management systems

· Experience in Social Media platforms

· Experience in working in a fast-paced international environment

· Knowledge of Spanish

Personal skills

· Proactive, with good organization skills

· Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

· Team player

· Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment

How to apply:

Application

A compensation package is offered. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position by 2 January 2017 to: talent@gan-global.org

Please also respond to the three following questions:

1. Are you eligible to work in Switzerland?

2. What is your earliest start date?

3. Do you have a previous experience in an International Organization Environment?

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Turkey: Information Management Trainer

Organization: iMMAP
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 20 Dec 2016

Terms of Reference – Information Management Trainer

Organization: iMMAP

Start Date: ASAP

Program Title: Capacity building and support to Syria crisis response actors

Program Title: Information Management Trainer

Country/Region: Gaziantep, Turkey

Duration: Until September 2017

Organization

iMMAP is a pioneering humanitarian organisation that is leading the way forward in the

effective use of information management practices and principles in the service of humanitarian

relief and development.

Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of Capacity Strengthening Coordinator, the successful candidate is responsible for providing capacity building activities such as trainings, workshops, and other capacity building activities on information management tools to humanitarian organizations and clusters addressing the needs of Syrian internally displaced.

This role will assist in the development of the overall iMMAP strategy in collection, analysing and publishing information products under the project. This work will entail establishing templates, ensuring agreed-upon standards and branding, and ensure the accuracy of all spatial and non-spatial products, and subsequent analysis, is of the highest standard.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities

Ø Design and conduct capacity assessment and training needs surveys to humanitarian organizations and clusters to identify training priorities

Ø Develop goals and objectives for capacity building programmes targeting humanitarian organizations and based on identified organizational needs

Ø Design and develop capacity building curriculums, syllabi, and schedule of courses

Ø Organize and facilitate core and advanced IM trainings

Ø Research, develop, and conduct new trainings on emerging tools and innovative humanitarian technologies that can improve efficiency of humanitarian organizations using information systems

Ø Develop or identify training content or supporting resources such as presentations, practical exercises, and other supporting material

Ø Conduct training evaluations for feedback and the identification of areas of improvement

Ø Liaise with other iMMAP capacity building programmes and ensure consistency and standardization of activities and material where possible

Ø Facilitate staff’s ability to use existing and emerging technology to achieve organization’s mission and objectives

Ø Provide advice and counsel concerning IM issues and industry standards to humanitarian organizations

Ø Any other duties as required.

Competencies

Ø Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Ø Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others.

Ø Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Ø Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Ø Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Ø Any other duties as required

Representations

Ø Where appropriate, represent the iMMAP project team with partners, and participate in local community activities.

Ø Maintain effective and positive internal contacts with the Regional Representative, and other iMMAP headquarters officers and staff, and external contacts with the national and local government officials, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and donor agency officials, when required.

Security

Ø Follow security protocols as laid down by the iMMAP Global Security Advisor.

Organizational Learning

Ø As part of the iMMAP commitment to organizational learning, and in support of the understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, it is expected that all team members will commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit iMMAP as well as individual professional development.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Ø iMMAP team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries of iMMAP programs, 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 field projects.

Qualifications

Ø Education: First level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, computer engineering, information management or related field

Ø Experience: A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in needs assessments, databases, mapping, visualization and design with an emphasis on web and mobile technologies, coaching and training.

Ø Language: Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required; knowledge of Turkish is an advantage.

Ø At least 5 years’ experience in emergency response or humanitarian environment;

Ø Thorough knowledge of the UN cluster system and how it operates;

Ø At least 3 years’ experience in the field you are applying for;

How to apply:

Apply at immap.eu

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Cameroon: Cameroun – Un(e) Coordinateur/trice Consortium PRO-ACT

Organization: Première Urgence Internationale
Country: Cameroon
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Première Urgence Internationale est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale de solidarité internationale, à but non lucratif, apolitique et laïque. L’ensemble de ses personnels se mobilise au quotidien pour couvrir les besoins fondamentaux des victimes civiles mises en péril, marginalisées ou exclues par les effets de catastrophes naturelles, de guerres et de situations d’effondrement économique. L’objectif est d’aider les populations déracinées dans l’urgence, tout en leur permettant de regagner rapidement autonomie et dignité.

L’Association mène environ 190 projets par an, dans les domaines de la sécurité alimentaire, la santé, la nutrition, la réhabilitation d’infrastructures, l’eau et l’assainissement et la relance économique. PUI intervient en appui à près de 4 millions de personnes dans 21 pays, en Afrique, en Asie, au Moyen-Orient, en Europe de l’Est, dans le Caucase et en France.

Découvrez notre histoire et nos valeurs

Situation et besoins humanitaires

Crise centrafricaine

Plus de trois ans après le démarrage de la crise, la République Centrafricaine présente aujourd’hui des signes positifs de stabilisation et semble initier un début de sortie de crise. Cependant, malgré la signature des accords de paix à Brazzaville en 2014, l’organisation du Forum de Bangui en mai 2015 (qui a réunit les différentes parties prenantes du conflit et de la société centrafricaine) et la tenue des élections présidentielles dans un calme relatif, la situation reste extrêmement volatile. Les groupes et milices armés sont encore extrêmement présents dans le pays et continuent les exactions et pillages.

Depuis que la crise a éclaté en RCA en décembre 2012, plus de 140 000 réfugiés, majoritairement musulmans, ont traversé la frontière camerounaise au niveau des régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua. Après une phase de stabilisation durant le second semestre 2014 et quelques retours spontanés, le HCR estime, dans son aperçu des besoins humanitaires pour le Cameroun, que 253 000 réfugiés centrafricains sont encore présents dans le pays. Si la situation est moins dramatique pour ces populations qu’elle ne l’a été en phase d’urgence durant l’année 2014, elle reste toutefois extrêmement préoccupante avec notamment une couverture des besoins de base partiellement assurée et des conditions en termes de logement ou d’accès à l’eau et assainissement restant préoccupantes et engendrant des risques sanitaires liés à la forte concentration de la population.

En outre, cette vague de réfugiés s’est additionée au précédent afflux de réfugiés centrafricains entre 2004 et 2011, soit environ 99 000 personnes, installés dans les villages camerounais. Ces réfugiés, dits anciens réfugiés, ont été les premiers à accueillir les nouveaux réfugiés de 2014. Une partie de ceux-ci a été installée dans les sites de réfugiés mis en place dans le cadre de la réponse humanitaire coordonnée par l’UNHCR afin de désengorger les sites frontaliers et assurer une prise en charge efficace des besoins immédiats. A ce jour, 7 sites (Timangolo, Lolo, Mbile, N’Garissingo et Gado à l’Est, NGam, Borgop dans l’Adamaoua) accueillent des réfugiés dans les régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua, regroupant 55% des nouveaux réfugiés.

L’autre partie des réfugiés (45%) s’est installée sur les points d’entrée et dans les villages d’accueil. Néanmoins, à ce jour, l’aide humanitaire se concentre essentiellement sur les sites de réfugiés, et les besoins constatés dans les points d’entrée et dans les villages hôtes restent nombreux, urgents et non couverts. L’installation des nouveaux réfugiés a considérablement accru la pression sur les ressources existantes, et plus particulièrement sur les infrastructures d’approvisionnement en eau, les ressources en bois, les infrastructures publiques (écoles, centres de santé…), ce qui a augmenté le risque de tensions entre les communautés hôte et réfugiée.

Au-delà de la situation des réfugiés, la situation structurelle des équipements de base et des pratiques, notamment en terme d’hygiène et d’assainissement, dans les régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua est historiquement mauvaise. La pression supplémentaire des réfugiés dans la zone aggrave encore un peu plus cette situation et a aussi exacerbé les besoins pour les populations locales. L’UNHCR estime ainsi que pour l’Est et l’Adamaoua, ce serait au total (population hôte et réfugiés centrafricains) plus de 740 000 personnes qui seraient en besoin d’une assistance humanitaire (Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires 2016, Décembre 2015).

Crise nigériane

Depuis 2013, les attaques et exactions du groupe islamiste Boko Haram au Nigéria, en particulier dans l’Etat du Borno, ont forcé plus de 70 000 nigérians à fuir vers le Cameroun. Suite à la déclaration de guerre, par Paul Biya, Président de la République du Cameroun, les incursions de cette secte en territoire camerounais s’intensifient dès mai 2014 et le développement d’actes terroristes sur le territoire camerounais à partir de 2015 dans la zone frontalière avec le Nigéria ont provoqué d’importants mouvements de population camerounaise en particulier dans les départements du Mayo-Sava, Mayo-Tsanaga et Logone et Chari. En octobre 2016, on compte plus de 180 000 personnes déplacées internes dans la Région de l’Extrême Nord et de nouveaux déplacements et entrées continuent d’être enregistrés. Ces mouvements de la population posent un sérieux problème d’accès aux ressources et aux besoins de première nécessité. La région de l’Extrême-Nord est en outre touchée par une crise alimentaire, nutritionnelle et sanitaire structurelle.

Notre action sur le terrain

Présente depuis avril 2008 au Cameroun, PUI s’est consacrée à la résolution des difficultés dans les secteurs de la sécurité alimentaire et de l’accès à l’eau potable, l’hygiène et l’assainissement. Les actions ciblent les réfugiés centrafricains installés à l’est du pays depuis 2006 (Régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua) et les populations d’accueil.

Les programmes ont évolué afin d’accompagner la progressive autonomie en sécurité alimentaire de ces populations réfugiées centrafricaines, la plupart souhaitant rester définitivement au Cameroun.

Le volet WaSH progresse également vers une stratégie de responsabilisation à différents niveaux (des usagers aux responsables communaux), notamment dans un contexte de décentralisation de la gestion de l’eau de l’Etat vers les communes. Sur le volet accès à l’eau, en parallèle des constructions et réhabilitations de forages une grande part des activités est consacrée à la formation (des usagers, des comités de gestion de l’eau, des responsables locaux techniques et administratifs). Des sensibilisations sur l’hygiène et l’assainissement sont également menées.

L’arrivée de nouveaux réfugiés en 2014 amène PUI vers une réponse d’urgence qui s’oriente vers les points d’entrée frontaliers et les sites d’accueil (camps en retrait de la frontière), à travers des activités de gestion de camps, WaSH, Abris et Moyens d’Existence. En outre, compte tenu du fait que les réfugiés s’installent également dans de nombreux villages de la zone, PUI mène une réponse adaptée à cette configuration. PUI est aujourd’hui gestionnaire des 7 sites de réfugiés centrafricains à l’Est et dans l’Adamaoua et mène de nombreuses activités dans les villages d’accueil de la zone.

En 2015-2016, PUI a élargi son positionnement en ouvrant une base dans l’Extrême-Nord, à Maroua, en réponse à la crise nigériane pour intervenir auprès des déplacés camerounais via des activités SAME et WaSH et des réfugiés nigérians en reprenant la gestion du site de réfugiés de Minawao et une partie des activités WaSH sur le site. L’organisation a également étendu ses activités WaSH auprès des communes accueillant des réfugiés centrafricains dans la région du Nord.

Suite à une premier projet mené en consortium en 2015-2016 avec les ONGs ACF, CARE, CRf et Solidarités International avec le soutien de DFID, une nouveau programme soutenu par la Délégation de l’Union Européenne va être mis en œuvre dans les Régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua visant à réduire l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle en s’attaquant aux causes profondes de la vulnérabilité et en réduisant l’impact négatif des stress et des chocs. Ce projet en consortium sera coordonné par PUI.

Découvrez notre réponse à la crise.

Dans le cadre de nos activités au Cameroun, nous recherchons un(e) Coordinateur/trice Consortium PRO-ACT.

Le/la Coordinateur/trice Consortium PRO-ACT assure la coordination de la mise en œuvre du projet PRO-ACT en lien avec les différents membres du consortium. Il/elle met en place les cadres d’échanges et de partage et veille à la communication constante et efficiente entre les différents membres du consortium. Il/elle est responsable de la consolidation et de la soumission des rapports selon une périodicité convenue contractuellement et coordonne le suivi/evaluation en mettant en place les outils nécessaires à la mesure d’impact de l’action. Il/elle assure la représentation du consortium auprès des autorités, des acteurs humanitaires et des bailleurs et est en charge de la communication autour de l’action.

  • Programmes: Il/Elle s’assure de la bonne mise en œuvre et du suivi du projet sous sa responsabilité.
  • Logistique et administration : Il/Elle assure le suivi logistique et administratif du/des projet(s) sous sa responsabilité.
  • Représentation: Il/Elle représente l’association auprès des partenaires, autorités et acteurs locaux impliqués dans la mise en œuvre du programme
  • Sécurité : Il/Elle contribue au respect des règles sécurité et transmet toutes informations d’ordre sécuritaire à son/sa responsable hiérarchique.
  • Stratégie : Il/Elle contribue à l’élaboration de nouvelles interventions sur la base de besoins identifiés

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Formation et expériences

Formation:

  • BAC+5 (e.g. Master 2) dans les disciplines pertinentes (Sciences Agronomiques, Hydrauliques, Économie Rurale, Sciences Sociales, Science de l’Administration, Gestion de projets, … ou une combinaison équivalentes d’expériences, etc.)

Expériences:

  • Humanitaire
  • Internationale
  • Technique
  • Années d’expérience professionnelle humanitaire : 5 ans

Connaissance et aptitudes:

  • Très bonne qualité rédactionnelle
  • Aptitudes de communication
  • Connaisances en gestion de projets
  • Connaissances procédures bailleurs institutionnels (DEVCO, agences UN…)

Informatique:

  • Pack Office

Caractéristiques Personnelles Requises:

  • Capacité à travailler de façon autonome avec prise d’initiative et sens des responsabilités
  • Bonne résistance au stress
  • Sens de la diplomatie et ouverture d’esprit
  • Bonne capacité d’analyse
  • Organisation et gestion des priorités
  • Force de propositions, recherche de solutions
  • Capacité à travailler et manager de manière professionnelle et mature
  • Capacité à intégrer l’environnement local sous ces aspects politiques, économiques et historiques

Langues

  • Requis: Français

  • Désirable: Anglais

Termes Proposés

  • Salarié en Contrat à Durée Déterminée – 27 mois
  • Date de démarrage : Janvier 2017

  • Salaire brut mensuel : de 2 200 à 2 530 Euros selon parcours en Solidarité Internationale + majoration de 50€ par semestre d’ancienneté avec PUI

  • Frais pris en chargenotamment transport AR Domicile / Mission, visas, vaccins…

  • Assurance comprenant couverture médicale et complémentaire santé, assistance 24/24h, rapatriement et prévoyance

  • Hébergement en maison collective

  • Frais de vie (” Per diem »)

  • Régime de Break: 5 jours ouvrés à 3 et 9 mois de mission + prime de break

  • Régime de Congés Payés: 5 semaines de CP / an + billet A/R au domicile tous les 6 mois

Pour en savoir plus sur notre offre, merci de consulter le profil de poste sur notre site!**

How to apply:

Merci d’envoyer votre candidature (CV et Lettre de Motivation) à Romain Gautier, Chargé de Ressources Humaines Expatriées sur recrutement@premiere-urgence.org en précisant l’objet suivant : ” CoordoConsortiumPROACT-CMR ».

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Zambia: Senior Research Associate

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

Position Overview:

The main focus of the Senior Research Associate (SRA) is to provide support to ZCAHRD to improve the operations of its research portfolio. This includes: assisting with grant writing, developing research protocols, reviewing research proposals, planning for implementation of new research projects, researching implementation support, including the training of data collectors and researching logistical support (in collaboration with the ZCAHRD admin team), arranging research dissemination meetings, preparing manuscripts for publications, and preparing activity reports. The SRA will also perform any other duties required by the ZCAHRD office in its support to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), and the health sector in general.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Country Director and BU based Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop and implement plans of action for their new projects; including assisting with logistics, training of data collectors, and obtaining necessary approvals from local Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) or other authorities
  • Provide research and implementation support to various ZCAHARD projects; specific tasks and deliverables will be developed with input from the SRA
  • Provide data management support to BU and ZCAHRD PIs as needed
  • Coordinate monthly research dissemination meetings
  • Assist the Country Director, the Director of Research and Evaluation, and other PIs with preparation of abstracts and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals and conferences (the SRA may be a co-author on these submissions)
  • Assist with preparation of various activity reports to donors and government agencies; including preparation of the ZCAHRD Annual Report to MOH and MCDMCH

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, statistics, or related field
  • Strong data analysis and report writing skills*
  • At least two years of health related research experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies*
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, as well as other common databases*
  • Experience with SAS, SPSS, or other statistical software*
  • Highly organized*
  • Good communication and writing skills*
  • Completed coursework in any of the following: public health, demography, international health, epidemiology, or other related fields
  • Grant writing skills
  • Experience with NVIVO qualitative data analysis software

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: Health Research Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Health Research Officer will be based in Lusaka and will have the opportunity to gain experience in operations research with a world-leading reproductive health institution by working with senior research analysts to assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and policy research. The Health Research Officer will utilize datasets (including interviews, focus group transcripts, household surveys, health facility assessments, and facility utilization data) in order to answer a public health research question formulated based on his/her interests. The fellow will then work with Population Council staff to develop and execute a research agenda, with the ultimate goal of presenting research findings and submitting a manuscript for peer review.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a senior analyst to identify a public health research topic that is relevant to the Population Council’s goals and focuses on quantitative, qualitative, or policy analysis
  • Collaborate with a senior analyst to develop, implement, and execute an appropriate research agenda
  • Upon completion of research and analyses, formally present findings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Develop a manuscript of completed research and analyses to submit to peer reviewed publications

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. applied informatics, public health, epidemiology, economics, demography, or similar social science program)
    • Other degree programs will be considered if the applicant can explain how their course of study is relevant to reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, or programs for financial literacy and health among adolescents
  • Knowledge of global health issues*
  • A practical understanding of Stata analytic package, or qualitative software
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative, OR policy analysis. This includes one of the following:
  • Quantitative analysis: experience with analytic software packages – R and Stata are preferred, although individuals with SPSS experience or other database management systems will be considered
  • Qualitative analysis: experience with market analysis or healthcare interviews; experience using NVivo is preferred, although manual analysis of interview and focus group transcripts is acceptable
  • Policy analysis: documentation of prior experience and ability to produce policy briefs and reports on healthcare finance
  • Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to learn on the job is highly valued

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: HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Specialist

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Clinical Operations and Provider Communications (COPC) Program within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV) seeks to improve the clinical quality of care delivered to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) by interfacing directly with the healthcare delivery system. Through the administration of a survey tool aimed at assessing clinical capacity, review of surveillance lab data, site visits, and collaboration with other regulatory agencies such as the New York State Department of Health, we seek to develop a deeper understanding of clinic- or facility-level factors that can further support the goal of viral load suppression among PLWH. Ultimately, the goal is to improve HIV viral load suppression rates by disseminating best practices and providing clinics with technical assistance, in conjunction with other partners. We are seeking a motivated HIV/AIDS Quality Improvement Specialist fellow assist in the capacity assessment and begin the process of troubleshooting some of the typical barriers that patients may encounter in the process of receiving care.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the COPC program to assess the quality of HIV clinics across New York City by utilizing surveillance and other clinical quality databases, administering a survey tool, and conducting site visits
  • Assist in analyzing data, preparing written reports, and conducting presentations
  • Utilize data from the clinic assessment work to identify best practices as well as potential clinic-level interventions that can improve patient outcomes
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide maximal support to clinics
  • Develop a communication strategy (e.g. website or newsletter targeting clinicians) to better disseminate lessons learned from clinical assessment work
  • Meet with stakeholders to share data about initiatives and collect feedback on successes and challenges of programs
  • Participate in collaboratives and forums that bring together clinical and non-clinical partners to discuss quality improvement strategies and healthcare reform activities (e.g. Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, NYLinks)
  • Additional projects will be available based on skills and interests

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Some familiarity with quantitative or qualitative data methods and survey design*
  • Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point*
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills*
  • Experience working in health programs related to HIV, STDs, or other sexual health conditions
  • Experience working in healthcare settings, such as medical clinics and testing centers
  • Interest in quality management
  • Interest in working with underserved populations (e.g. LGBTQ, ethnic minorities)
  • Background or experience in Communications with particular experience in website development/design
  • Ability to analyze data using a common statistical software package, such as SAS, R, SPSS, or STATA

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: Population Health Officer, Quality Initiatives

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Adult Day Health Program at Housing Works provides nursing, nutrition, mental health and social work support in an outpatient setting to individuals living with HIV and other comorbid conditions (diabetes, hypertension, addiction, mental health issues) with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing hospitalization and other costly inpatient stays.

The Population Health Officer, Quality Initiatives will work directly with program staff (Social Work, Nursing, IT) to coordinate the various quality management activities already in place, create reports and presentations summarizing quality management activities and outcomes, and will help identify additional opportunities measuring quality outcomes. This position will report to and receive support from the department Vice President, and will also have the support of quality management staff from other departments. Other possible goals may include working with the Marketing Department to incorporate clinical outcomes into promotional marketing materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate bimonthly meetings to monitor progress on quality management activities
  • Collect and aggregate quality data for monthly program report
  • Collaborate with program clinical staff to identify reporting metrics and indicators, as well as develop data collection methods
  • Work with the Information Technology department to identify gaps in electronic data collection
  • Develop presentations that summarize quality activities and outcomes for program staff
  • Participate in agency wide monthly quality meetings

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, nursing, social work, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel*
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis and quality improvement*
  • Ability to develop basic data reports and presentations (Excel/PowerPoint)*
  • Commitment to public health*
  • Intermediate statistical analysis skills
  • Familiarity with chronic health conditions (HIV, hypertension, diabetes)

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: Case Manager and Systems Coordinator

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Case Manager and Systems Coordinator will help facilitate collaboration and referrals from our street-based outreach services and in-house supportive services to ensure clients can access basic to comprehensive support in changing their lives. This position includes a direct service element, as well as aiding with the management and evaluation of data systems and records. The Case Manager and Systems Coordinator will also be responsible for helping HIPS ensure our programs are accessible and effective by developing and managing HIPS’ organizational-wide referral tracking and monitoring and evaluation systems, helping us tell the story of our clients’ successes. HIPS’ Mobile Services is a mobile and fixed-site outreach program that provides health and risk reduction counseling, syringe exchange, information, materials, and referrals to individuals who engage in street based sex work and drug use in Washington D.C. The program is responsible for exchanging 125,000 syringes, delivering condoms to 48,000 people, and making 8,000 contacts on the streets with drug users and sex workers.

Responsibilities:

Management Responsibilities

Manage outreach and hotline client referrals and linkages, including:

  • Managing client referrals that come from volunteers during hotline shifts, including making follow-up and check-in calls when requested
  • Completing brief check-ins with outreach team members after daytime shifts to be briefed on any referrals made or clients with health issues that they talked to during that shift
  • Ensuring that all client referral and linkage requests are properly recorded and communicated to the appropriate staff member(s)
  • Following up with any referrals made during daytime outreach weekly, through personal check-ins with staff members who are handling each referral, as well as periodic check-ins with clients to ensure that referrals are successful
  • Soliciting feedback from clients about the referral process and the results of the referral, and using this to create strategies for a more effective referral and linkage process
  • Managing client databases for overnight outreach and syringe exchange clients, including a contact notes database to track progress and service outcomes of clients with complex needs
  • Assisting in coordinating and facilitating Client Advisory Board Meetings (and/or surveys, individual meetings, etc.) for both needle exchange and overnight outreach clients quarterly (eight total per year) to invite client input and suggestions for improvement to HIPS services
  • Maintaining tracking tools to report back to both staff and community about the recommendations resulting from these meetings
  • Assisting Mobile Services Manager with monitoring and evaluation, including analysis of program data and writing monthly reports on programs and service outcomes for clients

External Education

  • Coordinate and lead harm reduction (or public health) related workshops to be delivered at partnering organizations. Develop and implement more intensive service projects such as mobile case management, Hepatitis C initiatives, and community resource and service linkage.
  • Coordinate and assist in facilitation of skills-based workshops bimonthly (every other month) for staff and volunteers. Workshops should focus on increasing knowledge of referral options for various issues (such as drug treatment, medical care, housing, etc.), as well as skill-building around effective coordination of care and micro-case management during outreach and hotline services
  • Research and coordinate professional development training opportunities for outreach staff members

Direct Service Responsibilities

  • Serve as a driver and outreach team member during daytime outreach, with a special focus on increasing efficiency, effectiveness of outreach, and follow through with client referrals and linkage – one day per week
  • Serve as a Team Leader on the outreach van during two to three overnight shifts per month.
  • Coordinate with Enhanced Harm Reduction Services department to assist participants in making referrals and linkages to social services including shelter, medical care, food banks, and drug treatment
  • Assist in materials distribution, including syringe exchange and safer sex materials, as well as individual counseling, HIV/HCV testing, and referrals during daily walk-in hours as needed
  • Answer hotline phone calls during assigned shifts in the evening and early mornings and provide one-on-one counseling and options planning with callers

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly staff meetings to share information and plan program work in team environment
  • Develop tools for measuring staff competencies, and develop trainings (or find and coordinate outside trainings) to increase competencies in strategic areas. This individual must have a willingness and ability to do at least one to two overnight shifts per month

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Willingness and ability to perform one to two overnight shifts per month*
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and professional standards in the field of social work and harm reduction
  • Experience with data collection methods, tools, and evaluation methods highly preferred
  • Case management experience highly preferred
  • Proficient to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced organizational and research skills
  • Capacity to work both independently and part of a team
  • Must be legally able to drive in the US and hold a good driving record
  • Must be available some nights and weekends

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: Knowledge Management Associate, Deworm the World Initiative

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Deworm the World Initiative supports government-led mass deworming programs across five countries in Africa and Asia. We deliver this technical assistance via in-country program teams as well as a small global team based in Washington, DC. The body of knowledge in support of mass deworming is constantly growing and evolving (including scientific and operational research, global policies and guidelines, and lessons from implementers worldwide). Maintaining a deep understanding of this wide-ranging information, and using it to inform program improvements at scale, is a priority for us.

The Knowledge Management Associate will work closely with in-country program teams and the global deworming team, engaging external experts where appropriate, to ensure that we are using all available knowledge and resources to inform and fine-tune our evidence-based, best-practice program design. The fellow may participate in working groups, research and develop case studies to inform program design, or facilitate trainings for staff around the world. The fellow will stay abreast of relevant research, policies, and programming—and will filter, distill, and share key lessons with program leaders in order to increase program efficiencies. There will also be opportunities for interaction and collaboration with cross-cutting teams like communications, monitoring and evaluation, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive a learning agenda for Evidence Action’s deworming teams, engaging both internal and external content experts to gather, synthesize, and disseminate lessons among program staff
  • Produce and share relevant case studies and curated resources that address key challenges faced by program teams (for instance, strategies for increasing coverage of hard-to-reach groups, tools for effective capacity building with government partners, new opportunities to leverage technology at scale, etc.)
  • Participate in and contribute to multi-organization working groups in the Neglected Tropical Disease space
  • Contribute to review and revision of quarterly program reports
  • Develop and deliver trainings for program teams on relevant tools or resources
  • Provide additional support to the global deworming team as needed, particularly related to research and information gathering, as well as occasional program management support

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills*
  • Experience working with diverse, multi-cultural teams*
  • Proficiency using programs such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Google docs*
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or leading trainings
  • Experience conducting research, analysis, and literature reviews
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams; eagerness to take initiative and pitch new ideas
  • Previous work or study in a developing country context is preferred
  • Strong interest in becoming a content expert on neglected tropical diseases, relevant health policies, and the body of evidence in support of mass school-based deworming
  • Sense of humor

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: Health Fellow

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Health fellow will work closely with the Service Management team, under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Site Director. The Health Fellow will conduct physical wellness assessments of all youth that come through our doors in Newark. S/he will then connect young people with the appropriate medical professionals and provide comprehensive medical case management.

Responsibilities:

  • In keeping Covenant House current with the ever changing policies and practices of State funded insurance and private and public hospitals, the Health Fellow will serve as a liaison with these entities and provide updated information to the agency
  • Escorting youth to medical appointments as necessary
  • Following up on medical referrals
  • Medication monitoring and ordering refills
  • Updating resources information
  • Providing educational sessions to youth on relevant health and wellness topics utilizing community partners

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Past experience working with the age population that we service (age 18-21)
  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Proficiency in using various Microsoft office programs
  • Ability to work with a team and independently

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: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Analyst

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Analyst provides critical research and knowledge management support in the development and implementation of CHANGE’s policy advocacy. The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Analyst will support CHANGE’s institutional knowledge on key sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, and identify opportunities for further research to support CHANGE’s advocacy agenda. This position will report to the Director of Research and work closely with CHANGE’s policy team. In coordination with the Director of Research, the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Analyst will conduct a literature review for one of CHANGE’s flagship publications exploring either a policy in depth, or accessing the depth and breadth of a policy or program commitment across U.S. foreign assistance. S/he will also be responsible for writing the research section of the annual publication. CHANGE’s first two flagship publications were written by a legal fellow and a consultant. They are yearlong projects that require the capacity of a full-time researcher.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature review and stakeholder interviews for a CHANGE’s annual flagship Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights publication
  • Work with the Director of Research to create qualitative research protocol for an international fact-finding trip
  • Manage critical areas of technical and policy research relevant to CHANGE’s advocacy agenda on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV, family planning, and maternal health
  • Track and summarize reports, articles, and publications from peer reviewed journals, key institutions, and nongovernmental organizations that reflect important trends and evidence in CHANGE’s sphere
  • Provide up-to-date data to CHANGE’s staff for use in CHANGE’s analysis and communications, and ensure accuracy of evidence cited in CHANGE publications
  • Maintain Dropbox research database
  • International travel as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field*
  • Excellent research and analytical skills*
  • Minimum three years of experience in related field: sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights, and/or public health
  • Passion for data; ability to translate complex public health research into effective advocacy messages that target legislative and executive branch
  • A demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and public health and a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and to high-level performance are essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with all Microsoft application software

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: HIV Research Coordinator

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

Position Overview:

The HIV Research Coordinator fills the role of a mid-level manager in the departments of couples voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT), data, medical, and administration (sub-areas of financial administration, project management, and human resource management). Scopes of work within each department are determined by service and research directives established by funding agencies. The HIV Research Coordinator will work closely with their teams to ensure that project deliverables are met. In addition, they serve as an important liaison between the Principal Investigator and staff at Emory University and the field sites.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the training of service providers, recruitment of clients, and rollout of research activities
  • Oversee data collection, management, and program reporting
  • Oversee financial expenditures and reporting
  • Manage personnel and human resources responsibilities

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, business administration, or related field
  • Previous work experience with financial and project management, or data management/analysis skills is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Access, with aptitude and ability to learn new software
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage a multi-faceted project and keep numerous channels of communication going at once
  • Ability to work with a multicultural workforce
  • At least one year of experience with a Science Analysis System (SAS)
  • Previous international experience a plus
  • Proficiency in French a plus

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: Research Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Research Officer will support the research department’s strategic goal to develop rigorous implementation research in support of healthcare delivery. The fellow will drive improvement of data quality, research capacity building and administration, dissemination of information, and grant application writing. The fellow will report to the Director of Research and work closely with research managers in specific clinical programs such as oncology, neonatology, infectious diseases, and mental health, where implementation of research activities are ongoing. The position will be based in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District, with possible cross-site assignments in Kirehe and Burera Districts.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate select research projects for PIH/IMB
  • Develop and roll out study tools
  • Write grant proposals, perform literature reviews, oversee data collection and analysis, and write manuscripts
  • Support and implement data quality improvement procedures and practices
  • Develop electronic data collection tools and manage the archival process on PIH servers
  • Support capacity building efforts, including research and biostatical trainings, and support other internal training programs (e.g. the intermediate Operational Research Training Program)

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, or related field*
  • Strong quantitative research training and field experience*
  • Experience working on research studies and performing data analysis*
  • Grant and manuscript writing skills*
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining organized records and files*
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation, and facilitation*
  • Passion for global health*
  • Willingness to live in rural setting*
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access or other data analysis software such as STATA and R-statistics
  • Programming skills will be an advantage
  • At least one year of experience working with public health data in a monitoring and evaluation or research position
  • Work experience with research studies beyond data collection (such as study coordination, instrument development, or analysis)

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: Knowledge Translation Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Knowledge Translation Officer (KTO) will work closely with AFIDEP staff on the population change and sustainable development initiatives, health systems strengthening projects, or communications and knowledge management teams, or a combination depending on individual interests. The position mainly entails carrying out research, generating and synthesizing knowledge, identifying gaps and opportunities; and providing evidence and practical solutions that can enable policy makers to address inequalities and barriers to access in delivery of population, sustainable development, and health programs and interventions.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of research projects including data collection and collation, data analysis, and systematic evidence and policy reviews
  • Promote application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels
  • Write critical research reports
  • Contribute to capacity building and knowledge generation/synthesis activities
  • Contribute to proposal writing
  • Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, population studies, economics, communications sciences, social sciences, or related field*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in above fields
  • Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills*
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills in English*
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience in research; program management; knowledge translation; policy engagement, including scientific writing, synthesizing and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers; developing policy-oriented advocacy materials; and monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs
  • Relevant training in research and policy analysis work
  • A track record in coordinating research programs and partnerships
  • Understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the field of development, specifically population, health and communications in Malawi
  • Demonstrated experience in use of scientific software (Endnote, SPSS, Stata, Nvivo) for data analysis and management
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Additional official language such as French is an added advantage
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, results-oriented
  • Strong accountability and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure

How to apply:

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

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External Consultancy on Integrity Action’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy 2016 – 2020

Organization: Integrity Action
Closing date: 20 Dec 2016

Background

Integrity Action works with communities to promote integrity-based values and behaviours through collaborative problem solving, supported by an autonomous and transparent tech tool used by citizens to drive value for money and report the percentage of problems resolved to their satisfaction. Our approach helps communities take ownership of local development projects and supports constructive engagement between citizens, the private sector and public officials to work together on improving the provision and performance of public services and infrastructures. Our mission is to empower citizens to act with and demand integrity, actively taking part in building institutions to promote a state that is open, accountable and responsive to their needs and expectations. Our vision is for a just and equitable world, where citizens are empowered and integrity is central to vibrant societies. In the past decade, Integrity Action have trained and supported citizens to voluntarily monitor services in their communities as a means to promote greater government accountability and responsiveness, ultimately improving services. Our Community Monitors are people living in communities where projects are implemented and they come from all walks of life regardless of sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, background or economic status. They are selected by and from among their peers on the basis of their attitude and aptitude, and a commitment to integrity and the public welfare of their community. Our final beneficiaries are women and men, boys and girls living in communities with extensive poverty, weak governance, and a high failure rate of development projects.

Integrity Action’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy 2016-2020

In October 2016 Integrity Action adopted a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion strategy to ensure that gender equality and social inclusion are integrated into every aspect of our work and that our partners are supported to reduce inequalities and exclusion. Integrity Action is now looking for an experienced consultant to:

  1. Devise appropriate Key Strategic Indicators to measure impact and success of the strategy
  2. Advise on the development of tools and set processes needed for effective, efficient and economical ways to implement the Strategy
  3. Assess current state of affairs (approaches and practices) within Integrity Action and among our partners vis à vis social inclusion and gender equality
  4. Set the baseline against which to measure outputs, outcomes and impact of the strategy

Deliverables:

  1. Key Strategic Indicators are devised, discussed with and approved by IA
  2. A brief paper is produced on suggested tools and procedures for an effective implementation of the Strategy
  3. Desk research is carried out to assess the current state of affairs among IA and our partners in Nepal, Kenya, Afghanistan, Palestine and DRC
  4. A baseline is set against which IA staff can measure outputs, outcomes and impact of the Strategy

Method, design and process

The consultant will closely collaborate with the IA staff member in charge of the GESI strategy to deliver the above outputs. Additionally, the following sources will be consulted:

• Project proposals and reports from our partners in Nepal, DRC, Palestine, Afghanistan and Kenya.

• Case studies written by and about our partners

• Evaluations and data captured through our online tool DevelopmentCheck (www.developmentcheck.com)

• Interviews with IA staff

• Interviews with partner organisations staff (via Skype and email)

• Interviews with Community Monitors (via Skype and email)

• Secondary data collected by community monitors and local partners

How to apply:

The consultant should suggest the methodology they will use to ensure the information needed is captured and should suggest a timeline and a daily rate up to a maximum of 20 days of work.

Timeframe

The project’s schedule runs as follows:

12 December 2016 – Advertising the Call for Consultant

20 December 2016 – Submission of interest to IA

3 January 2016 – Contract and initial briefing

Up to 31 January 2017 – Consultation and drafting process

1 February 2017 – 1st draft to integrity Action team

16 February 2017 – Comments on the draft and final draft

Application Process

Interested consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Technical proposal:

· Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work (250 words).

· Provide a brief methodology on how they will conduct the project (250 words).

· Description of their expertise and the permanent e-mail and phone contact.

· A list of previous similar exercises previously conducted

  • Financial offer indicating estimated cost of the entire project and if the timeline can be met

Please refer to the attached GESI Strategy when drafting the technical proposal.

Please submit your interest to Annalisa Renna (annalisa.renna@integrityaction.org) by 5pm GMT on 20th December 2016.

The final contract will be offered to the consultant whose offer has received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria as follows:

· Technical expertise on gender equality and social inclusion in the development sector 20%

· Research design and methodology 15%

· Technical expertise of evaluations, baselines, indicators, logframes 20%

· Knowledge of targeted countries’ context 20%

· Soundness and cost-effectiveness of the financial offer 25%

Responsibility and Coordination

The main contact person for this evaluation is:

Ms Annalisa Renna, Community Integrity Building Grants Manager
Head office: First Floor, 364 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0) 203 119 1187
Email:** annalisa.renna@integrityaction.org

Website: www.integrityaction.org

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Zimbabwe: Research Associate, Malaria Surveillance and Analytics, Southern Africa

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 12 Jan 2017

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

Overview of Role:

Several countries in the Southern Africa region have committed to eliminate malaria by 2020. To reach this target, countries will need to rapidly detect and effectively treat infections, to identify and aggressively target areas where malaria transmission persists, and to coordinate efforts closely to ensure movements of people and parasites do not jeopardize success. Achievement of this goal across the region will bring the world one step closer to global malaria eradication. CHAI is supporting malaria programs in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana to strengthen surveillance systems, devise targeted and evidence-based plans, successfully implement these plans, scale-up interventions in high-risk and hard-to-reach populations, and to coordinate activities regionally.

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health research experience and analytical skills. This individual will support surveillance, analytics, and mapping activities related to malaria elimination efforts. The Research Associate will focus primarily on supporting countries of Southern Africa where CHAI is working. As such, the individual will work with a number of individuals on CHAI’s Global and Regional Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills. It is expected that the Research Associate will need to partner with other academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI’s research is complementary and not duplicative.

Job Requirements

  • Assisting to monitor and evaluate the performance of existing and new surveillance platforms;
  • Supporting the implementation of new surveillance platforms for improved data collection, data management, analysis and data visualization;
  • Organizing and merging available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis and conducting statistical analyses (regressions, time series and other relevant methods);
  • Analyzing geographic and remote sensing data with GIS software, including descriptive and predictive mapping of malaria burden and intervention coverage;
  • Translating results to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making;
  • Synthesizing results and communicating them internally and externally at international venues;
  • Disseminating findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications; and
  • Any other tasks identified.

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, GIS or related field strongly preferred; or Bachelor’s degree minimum with exceptional experience

  • 2+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership;

  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;

  • Experience in carrying out statistical analyses using relevant software (e.g. R, STATA);

  • Experience working with geospatial data (shapefiles, rasters etc.) in Google Earth, QGIS, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software;

  • Knowledge of major global infectious disease problems;

  • Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;

  • Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Advantages:**

  • Knowledge of malaria;
  • Experience working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2), data collection tools (e.g. ODK) and/or data visualization applications (e.g. Tableau);
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations;
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited settings;
  • Experience working with a decentralized team; and
  • Willingness to travel (30-50% of time).

Apply Here

PI96171833

How to apply:

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Ukraine: Principal Investigator, Global Research and Assessment Program, Ukraine

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 07 Jan 2017

**Principal Investigator,
Global Research and Assessment Program, Ukraine

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, including countries of the former Soviet Union. 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
Proposal Summary:
The purpose of the proposed contract is to assist the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) J-39 Military Information Support Operations (MISO) Branch in the planning, synchronization and execution of global social science research in support of USSOCOM and Geographic Command (GCC) objectives. This program directly supports the identification and analysis of target audiences, assessment of the performance and effectiveness of MISO programs/operations, and the reporting of results to decision makers and key stakeholders. Research will include quantitative and qualitative data collection/analysis methodologies, literature reviews, and the integration/analysis of disparate sources of current and previously collected data.

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

Position Summary:
The Principal Investigator will lead the completion of two task orders under this contract, including the development, administration and analysis of a nationwide face-to-face quantitative survey and 20 focus group discussions.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the translation, back-translation and pre-testing of the survey questionnaire and focus group discussion guide.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of data from the national survey.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of data from 20 qualitative focus groups.
  • Ensure the quality of interview completeness, data collection methodology, and data integrity and accuracy for the survey.
  • Oversee the analysis of the quantitative survey data.
  • Oversee transcription and translation of interviews recorded on video/audio.
  • Coordinate with MSI home office staff.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience conducting survey research.
  • Experience conducting surveys at the national level, including public opinion surveys.
  • Experience overseeing focus group discussions.
  • Familiarity with SPSS and MaxQDA Analytics Pro software.
  • The ability to travel to Germany and Ukraine.
  • Spoken and written ability in Ukrainian and Russian.

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

PI96147910

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How to apply:

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Myanmar: “Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”

Organization: World Vision
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016

World Vision International – Myanmar (WVM) is looking for (1) Consulting Firm to:

“Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”

The purpose of this consultancy service is to collect and analyze information on how farmers and landless households of Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships access food and non-food items and to make recommendations on how to improve this by understanding: 1) How people in different social and economic circumstances get the food and cash they need; 2) What assets and opportunities open to them and the constraints they face are; 3) What options are open to them at times of crisis.

Period of Consultancy: February/March, 2016

Objectives

1) Characterize the Livelihood Zones of the Villages in both townships 2) Identify the wealth groups per village and township 3) Analysis of Livelihood Strategies 4) Context Specification 5) Analysis of Coping Capacity 6) Projected Outcomes

Background

Myanmar is primarily a rural country which relies heavily on its agricultural sector as a source of national income. Agriculture, hunting and forestry are the largest employers in the country accounting for half of total employment. Manufacturing employs only about 6% of economically active population. The remainder of the population is employed in the low-end service sector which is mainly divided between trade/repairs (10.5%), miscellaneous productive activities (7.9%) and renting and business activities (7.1%). Average farm size in Myanmar is 6.7 acres which is moderate by regional standards. Poor households have smaller land holdings than less-poor households with 4.4 and 7.3 acres respectively. Because of the importance of the agricultural sector in Myanmar, small farm size is correlated to poverty.

Landlessness is found in 40% of the population which consider their primary occupation as agriculture. They are mostly employed as casual workers and tend to be poorer than land owning households. World Vision Myanmar is be implementing a project titled “Linking Value Chain Development and Financial Inclusion for Inclusive Growth Project” funded by the DFAT Australia for five years which aims to improve the economic status, nutritional outcomes, and resilience of farmers, landless and vulnerable HHs in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State. This is aligned with DFAT Australia overall purpose of increasing livelihood resilience and nutrition of poor people in Myanmar. This project is being implemented from July 2016 to June 2021.

Deliverables

  1. HEA methodologies and tools are adapted to the Myanmar context

  2. Clean database of the detailed HEA findings

  3. PowerPoint presentation of main findings

  4. Provide training and spreadsheets for outcome analysis

  5. Capacity of WV Myanmar staff is built to carry out HEA assessments and use the analysis to inform programmatic and policy interventions

  6. Development of specific interventions in the area of food security, livelihood and, nutrition

  7. Provide essential information for a subsequent Cost of Diet analysis

    BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTING FIRM AND ASSGINED STAFF

    • At least 5 years of experience implementing Household Economy Approach in South East Asia

    • Lead Analyst in HEA with 5 years of practical experience in the topic, including training, data collection, analysis and presentation.

    • Demonstrated good outputs in HEA

    • High level of facilitation skills and participatory training

    • Good documentation and report writing skills

    • Skills in teamwork

    Taxes

    Independent Consultant has sole responsibility for the payment of all applicable taxes (income, payroll, unemployment, etc.) relating to Independent Consultant and Independent Consultant’s employees arising from payments received under this Agreement.

    Consultant accept to pay withholding tax on the contract amount according to the local tax law as per the following table.

Payment to

Rate of tax %

Resident Nationals and Foreigners

2%

Non Resident Foreigners

3.5%

How to apply:

Closing Date : 5pm of December 22nd, 2016 – Myanmar Standard Time

Interested applicants should submit a proposal including consulting service cost with a resume/CV attached to Htee_Khu_Shi@wvi.org with subject line, “Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”. Submission deadline via email is December 22nd, 2016 before 5 pm. No late submission will be considered.

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United States of America: Senior Program Officer

Organization: CARE USA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Jan 2017

CARE is seeking a Senior Program Officer to provide administrative, programmatic and technical support to the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programs. Over the next year, this position will provide 50% support to a single adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health initiative as well as support other SRHR programs in a similar manner as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Manage administrative duties of the adolescent focused project including liaising and communicating with all partners and country office staff on project and work-plan execution, arranging meetings and regular check-ins with country offices and partners, logistical execution and planning of workshops and dissemination events, supporting program HR and procurement needs, supporting project reporting to the donor, and other grant admin as needed.
  • Support technical activities related to the research and design components of the project, this may include conducting desk reviews to support the formative research planning, compiling relevant background documents and tools, scoping other projects or partners in implementation countries, and support analysis and data management of formative research.
  • Write and package evidence and learning from the project for internal and external dissemination, including briefs, presentations, talking points, human interest stories, and other communication materials.

Other SRHR program support

  • Contribute to the capturing, developing and sharing of key knowledge products for a variety of SRHR programs or issues; including case studies, project reports, advocacy materials, blogs or articles for social media platforms, presentations and talking points and other communication materials.
  • Collaborate with and support country offices to document learning and evidence in support of best practices and key projects/approaches; may include travel to country offices to collect and document or reworking and editing of existing materials.
  • Assist with proposal development and fundraising initiatives as needed, including developing proposals, concept notes and proposal budgets, donor pitch decks.
  • Support program research and evaluation, including conducting literature reviews, developing data collection tools, data management and report development.
  • Provide other program and administrative support as needed, including grants and contract management.
  • Oversee the planning and executing of learning events and workshops, including logistics planning and content development.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred in in public health, international development or behavioral/social sciences or Bachelor’s degree with significant work experience in the global health field;
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in global health development providing programmatic and technical support, particularly in supporting family planning, health system strengthening, or adolescent reproductive health programs;
  • Demonstrated writing experience for a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others across countries and cultures and develop and maintain positive working relationships;
  • Capability to develop and manage consultants and vendors contracts, scopes of work and work plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to lead own work with minimal direction, take initiative and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under extreme deadline pressure and time management;
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Familiarity with sexual, reproductive and maternal health, health systems strengthening, family planning, and/or adolescent health programs and approaches in developing world contexts;
  • English and French proficiency required;
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills, including documented experience writing, producing technical publications and/or proposals, and developing presentations for a variety of audiences, including donors;
  • Expertise in Word, PowerPoint and other relevant computer packages and platform.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: Please click on the link https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=3437 to the job posting to submit your cover letter and resume.

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Tunisia: EXPERT – ANALYSE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT JURIDIQUE DU RETOUR ET DE LA RÉINSERTION EN TUNISIE

Organization: Expertise France
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 05 Jan 2017

ANALYSE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT JURIDIQUE DU RETOUR ET DE LA RÉINSERTION

EN TUNISIE

I – CONTEXTE DU PROJET

En novembre 2012, l’UE et la Tunisie ont signé un plan d’action 2013-2017 permettant d’ouvrir le dialogue sur les migrations, avec l’objectif de conclure un partenariat pour la mobilité traitant la circulation des personnes, la gestion de la migration légale, la migration et le développement, la protection des droits des migrants, la lutte contre la migration irrégulière et la réadmission. Le Partenariat pour la mobilité (PPM) entre l’UE, dix de ses États membres (Belgique, Danemark, Allemagne, Espagne, France, Italie, Pologne, Portugal, Suède et Royaume-Uni) et la Tunisie a été signé le 3 mars 2014 en vue de garantir une bonne gestion de la circulation des personnes. Le projet Lemma fait partie des initiatives qui en découlent.

D’une durée de 3 ans (mars 2016-février 2019), le projet Lemma a pour objectif de soutenir la mise en œuvre du PPM UE-Tunisie en renforçant les capacités du Gouvernement tunisien à développer et mettre en œuvre sa politique nationale migratoire. L’Union européenne mobilise un budget de 5 millions d’euros par le biais de l’instrument de financement de la coopération au développement ICD) tandis que les États membres apportent leur contribution sous forme d’expertise publique.

À travers ses trois composantes, le projet tend à :

1) Renforcer la capacité des autorités tunisiennes à gérer la migration de travail et la mobilité professionnelle à travers une coopération accrue avec leurs partenaires européens.

2) Améliorer la connaissance des principales communautés tunisiennes en Europe et mettre en place un programme ciblé de mobilisation des compétences de la diaspora afin de favoriser l’intégration de la migration dans le développement local et régional.

3) Renforcer les capacités des autorités tunisiennes et des organisations de la société civile à apporter un soutien à la réinsertion des personnes revenant au pays.

Rôle de l’expertise dans le projet

La mobilisation d’expertise publique européenne est l’outil principal de Lemma qui privilégie l’échange entre pairs. Une mission d’expertise publique est un temps de travail spécifique dédié au projet, réalisé en Europe ou en Tunisie afin de contribuer directement à la concrétisation des objectifs fixés. Elle donne lieu à la production d’un livrable. L’expertise publique européenne peut s’appuyer, selon le besoin, sur une expertise privée complémentaire.

Les missions d’expertise sont coordonnées par l’experte long terme de la Composante 3 (OFII) qui accompagne les experts dans les phases de préparation, de mise en œuvre et dans la restitution des livrables.

Composante 3 : réinsertion des migrants de retour

La composante 3 de Lemma est mise en œuvre par l’Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration (OFII). Elle vise à améliorer le cadre du retour et le soutien aux Tunisiens qui reviennent dans leur pays, avec les autorités compétentes et la société civile active dans le champ de la migration. Il s’agit notamment de perfectionner et d’harmoniser les programmes de réinsertion existants.

La composante 3 aborde aussi de manière prospective la question des migrants étrangers sur le sol tunisien.

Les activités prévues sont :

  • une cartographie des acteurs et des dispositifs,

  • le soutien à la conception d’une feuille de route nationale du retour et de la réinsertion,

  • un renforcement ciblé des acteurs,

  • un projet pilote de mutualisation des dispositifs européens.

La cartographie donnera lieu à un séminaire de restitution au mois de mars 2017.

Les termes de référence ici présentés concernent une mission d’expertise privée.

II. MISSION D’EXPERTISE PRIVEE : ANALYSE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT JURIDIQUE DU RETOUR ET DE LA RÉINSERTION EN TUNISIE

1. Objectifs de la mission

L’expertise recherchée ici est privée et relative à l’environnement juridique du retour et de la réinsertion. Elle interviendra en complément de l’expertise publique européenne sollicitée au cours des différentes activités de la composante 3.

L’objectif de la mission consiste à définir et à analyser le cadre juridique dans lequel évoluent les acteurs du retour et de la réinsertion et dans lequel s’inscrivent les différents dispositifs. L’expert privé sera amené à travailler en concertation avec l’expert public européen chargé de la cartographie des dispositifs de retour et de réinsertion mis en œuvre en Tunisie. Les termes de référence de cette expertise publique européenne seront fournis sur demande.

Le travail d’analyse devra prendre en compte les établissements publics impliqués (Office des Tunisiens à l’étranger – OTE, Agence nationale de l’emploi et du travail indépendant – ANETI, Agence de promotion de l’industrie et de l’innovation – APII, Agence de promotion des investissements agricoles – APIA) ; la réglementation liée à la réinsertion économique (y compris les mesures d’incitation au “retour définitif”), la réglementation liée à la réinsertion sociale (notamment le champ d’intervention des associations de l’économie sociale et solidaire), la portabilité des droits acquis à l’étranger, etc.

Le cadre juridique du retour et de la réinsertion sera présenté par l’expert privé lors du séminaire de restitution prévu en mars 2017.

À l’issue de cette première prestation, l’expert privé sera consultant juridique pour la composante 3, du mois d’avril 2017 au mois de novembre 2018, à raison d’une journée par mois en moyenne.

2. Livrables attendus

  • Un document exhaustif rassemblant les textes législatifs, réglementaires et administratifs relatifs à la migration de retour ou applicables aux migrants de retour, sous l’angle du statut et de la réinsertion économique et sociale, avec indication précise des sources. Le document sera pourvu d’un glossaire et d’un sommaire.

  • Une analyse synthétique du corpus rassemblé.

  • Un support de présentation pour les besoins du séminaire de restitution.

3. Durée et calendrier

La durée totale de la mission s’élève à 45 jours, soit une période cumulée de neuf semaines. La première partie de la prestation devrait démarrer le 16 janvier 2017 et s’étendre jusqu’au 16 février, sachant que l’expert public européen devrait se trouver en Tunisie du 30 janvier au 12 février.

15 jours : Par le biais d’une revue documentaire et d’entretiens : recensement, classement et lecture analytique des textes législatifs, réglementaires et administratifs relatifs à la migration de retour ou applicables aux migrants de retour, sous l’angle du statut et de la réinsertion économique et sociale.

3 jours : concertation avec l’expert public européen chargé de la cartographie des dispositifs de retour et de réinsertion mis en œuvre en Tunisie en vue d’établir les modalités de collaboration.

5 jours : analyse synthétique et mise en forme pédagogique de l’ensemble formé par les textes recueillis en vue d’une présentation (de type Power point) du cadre juridique du retour et de la réinsertion au cours du séminaire de restitution.

2 jours : contribution au séminaire de restitution de la cartographie à travers l’exposé du cadre juridique du retour et de la réinsertion (mi-mars 2017).

20 jours : 1 journée par mois en moyenne, d’avril 2017 à novembre 2018, pour apporter des éclairages juridiques dans le cadre de la composante 3 de Lemma.

4. Lieu de la mission

La mission s’effectuera totalement en Tunisie :

L’expert privé sera encadré par l’experte long terme de la Composante 3 et pourra réserver ponctuellement un bureau de passage à l’OFII, notamment pour les besoins de la concertation avec l’expert public européen.

III. PROFIL DE L’EXPERT

  • Juriste (5 à 15 ans d’expérience) avec une solide formation académique, de préférence familiarisé avec le thème de la migration.

  • Expérience prouvée et référencée de consultance, de préférence en appui à des institutions publiques .

  • Connaissance parfaite de la législation tunisienne, notamment des textes concernant la migration.

  • Capacités d’analyse et de synthèse ; expérience de production écrite analytique.

  • Aptitude à présenter de manière pédagogique les livrables demandés.

  • Bonne compréhension des enjeux d’un projet d’appui institutionnel, capacité à agir de manière ponctuelle en appui à l’experte long terme.

  • Maîtrise parfaite de l’arabe, langue officielle de la Tunisie et de ses textes juridiques.

  • Maîtrise parfaite du français, langue de travail du projet Lemma.

How to apply:

Merci de bien vouloir transmettre votre CV et votre lettre de motivation en français incluant obligatoirement vos références avant le 5 janvier à Clémence Racimora et Beatriz Aguirre Noceda :

Merci d’indiquer ” ECT C3 Lemma » dans l’objet de l’email. Aucune candidature ne sera traitée par téléphone.

Plus d’information:

http://www.expertisefrance.fr/Collaborer-avec-nous/Recherche-d-experts-sur-projets-Expertise-France/Expert-court-terme-Analyse-de-l-environnement-juridique-du-retour-et-de-la-reinsertion-en-Tunisie-Projet-LEMMA

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Assessing and Documenting the NRC Strategy for Global Advocacy 2015-2017

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 11 Dec 2016

I. Background

In 2015, the NRC adopted the Strategy for Global Advocacy 2015-2017. The strategy is the second of its kind, and is meant to inform the entire organisation on global advocacy objectives. NRC as an organisation responds to humanitarian crises in three specific and often inter-linked ways: field operations, expert deployment and advocacy. Consequently the Strategy of Global Advocacy is at the top of the hierarchy of strategies for NRC.

In 2017 NRC will develop a new strategy on global advocacy, and it is therefore timely to take stock of the current strategy’s successes and lessons learned. Such stock staking will set the basis of analysis in the development of NRC’s next advocacy policy and strategy. It will help the NRC shape its advocacy work to achieve results in extending NRC’s vision that displaced people’s rights are respected and that they are protected.

The Partnership and Policy department (PnP) has a particular responsibility in two respects: 1) it houses the “centre of excellence” and help desk function for all types of advocacy in the organization. 2) PnP has the responsibility of spear-heading, coordinating, defining and signing-off on global advocacy initiatives. As a part of that responsibility is developing a strategy that steers the organisation’s global advocacy work.

As background, the consultant will be given a brief on how the roles and responsibilities are distributed across the organisation on advocacy related issues.

II. Objectives of the Consultancy

The objectives of this consultancy:

  1. To test the relevance of the SGA and document how it was implemented.

  2. To undertake a light assessment of advocacy achievements

  3. Present options for improving the shaping and delivery of a new SGA:

III. Deliverables and their Scope

The Consultant will deliver the following outputs:

1. Inception report: Research methodology, work plan and outline:

2. A report on the NRC implementation and delivery of the SGA:

IV. Summary of tasks of the consultant and responsibilities of the NRC

Under the guidance of and in collaboration with the NRC, the consultant shall:

  1. Study key documents pertaining to the NRC SGA and tools developed;

  2. Conduct interviews with the Strategy coordinators, HO key stakeholders (COM, EXT, SG, SG office, FO, Advocacy colleagues in both profiled and neglected contexts of operation) and other key NRC staff in regional representation offices to collect data on the NRC Strategy, its content, mode of operation, and results;

  3. Review and assess the results and achievements of NRC advocacy interventions/initiatives based on NRC documents, other secondary materials and interviews with NRC staff;

  4. Draw lessons learned from the NRC Strategy insofar as NRC advocacy actions with key stakeholders on cross-cutting issues is concerned;

  5. Draft a first version of the report outlined in part III, which will be reviewed by the NRC;

  6. Draft a final version of the report outlined in part III, taking into account feedback and comments from the NRC

V. Time Frame

It is anticipated that this assignment will be completed within 20 working days between 10th December 2016 and 20th January 2017, with the following deadlines:

The consultant shall submit a proposal of the research methodology, timeline, and outline of the report by 30th December 2016.

The consultant shall submit a draft of the report by 10th of January 2017.

The NRC will provide comments on the draft by 15th of January 2017.

A final version of the report shall be submitted to the NRC by 20th of January 2017.

Please submit your application to PnP.info@nrc.no with the name of the consultancy in the subject field.

How to apply:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3282692095&culture_id=EN&c…

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Turkey: Programs Information Officer – National Position, Antakya Turkey

Organization: Big Heart Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 23 Dec 2016

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

Yüce Kalp Dayanışma ve Kalkınma Derneği / Big Heart Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2013 to fill gaps in the response to the ongoing conflict in both Syria and Iraq. Yüce Kalp Dayanışma ve Kalkınma Derneği / Big Heart has been operational since June 2013 providing humanitarian aid to conflict affected populations including essential food and Non-Food Item (NFI), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods and Education services. We specialize in the delivery of targeted and transparent aid to highly vulnerable populations in the hardest to reach and correspondingly most underserved areas of northern Syria and northern Iraq. Yüce Kalp Dayanışma ve Kalkınma Derneği / Big Heart plays a key role in leading the coordination of, and advocacy for, Syrian, Iraqi, and diaspora-led organizations responding to the crisis, and has recently launched programming in both Turkey and Iraq.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

The Programs Information Officer will support the Programs Department in daily tasks such as developing data and information management systems, coordinating the data entry, data treatment of information and elaboration of data reports. This position will also oversee the review and storage of all original beneficiary documentation from program sites within Syria.

TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Data entry coordination

· To assist with the treatment and entry of data from the projects in Syria together with relevant Program Managers and Programs Administrative Assistants.

· To assist with the entering and treatment of beneficiary data on a regular basis and according to protocols and guidelines, ensuring accurate beneficiary databases are developed and maintained for all project activities.

· Work with the Grants Manager, Program Managers and the Programs Admin Assistants, to ensure that program data and files are accurate, complete and up to date.

· Regularly/ routinely double check of all data processed.

· Look after all documentation provided and keep recording area clean and tidy, giving special importance to all beneficiary files.

· Report any issue concerning data management to the Grants Manager in a timely manner.

Reporting

· Provide accurate and timely quantitative data for all reporting purposes (donor / partner and internal).

· Lead on monthly reporting to technical working groups (4Ws) and all data-related elements of donor narrative reporting.

· Support in compiling any additional supporting, program documentation required for reporting purposes, for example beneficiary lists, verification forms etc.

Administration coordination

· Under the supervision of the Grants Manager and working closely with the Programs Admin Assistants, ensure that hard-copy files by grant are maintained and complete for all project activities. Hard-copy program files will include: beneficiary lists, beneficiary verification forms and signed Assistance Receipt Forms in addition to any other relevant program records.

Program Data and Information Management systems

· Review existing data and information management systems and develop as necessary to ensure effective tools and processes are in place to manage program data.

· Work with the Grants Manager, Programmes Coordinator and senior program staff to design and roll-out systems to report internally on the status of program activities, beneficiary demographics and needs across Big Heart’s Area of Operation.

· Support the Program Managers in the collection of data from the officers inside Syria, including the development of comprehensive and commonly applied systems and tools to facilitate data and information exchange between programs staff in Syria and in Turkey.

Confidentiality

· Ensure, promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all information registered, entered, filed or translated

Other Flexibility in schedules and tasks is expected from the employee, as well as following other tasks requested by Line Manager.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Languages: Very good written and oral language skills in Arabic, English a distinct advantage.

IT: Advanced computer literacy of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Personal skills: Excellent attention to detail, proven problem-solving and communication skills; flexibility; open-mindedness; patient with a calm and proactive attitude; ability to work as an active member of a multi-cultural team

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

· Mininum 1 year previous working experience in a similar position

· Previous experience and / or understanding of Yüce Kalp Dayanışma ve Kalkınma Derneği / Big Heart’s Area of Intervention in Idleb, Hama and Aleppo governorates a distinct advantage. Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector is a distinct advantage.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

University degree preferred.

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 23 2016

Interested applicants should send the following documents to jobs@bigheart.org Cover Letter and CV

Please reference Prog Info. Officer – RW in the email subject line

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Turkey: Information Management Officer – Syrian Nationality

Organization: Relief International
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 20 Dec 2016

Position: Information Management Officer

Location: Gaziantep, Turkey

Reports to: Deputy M&E Manager

Duration: 6 Month

About RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Relief International is registered NGO in Turkey and is based in Gaziantep to build capacities of Syrian communities to respond their needs in health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and education.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of Deputy M&E Manager RI is looking for a creative individual for our program in Turkey/Syria who has the experience and competencies to work as an Information Management Officer (IMO). The IMO will bring significant experience and fresh ideas to strengthen the response’s Information & Data Management system.

S/he will work as part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability & Learning team to provide analyzed data to key decision makers which will effectively support Relief International’s response in Turkey and Syria. The IMO will be responsible for the provision of appropriate, timely, well organized data. S/he must ensure that data is produced and used without compromising the safety and security of Relief International’s beneficiaries, partners or staff.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ensure that a creative, user friendly data-management system supports Relief International’s program implementation.

· Support the design and the roll out of data management.

· Support the implementation of mobile technology to support Relief International’s data management systems, including the use of tablet technology, GIS, GPS etc.

· Support the program and MEAL teams by entering, storing and presenting data to enable quality analysis and use.

· Strengthening reporting systems and data flow.

· Ensure that key programmatic information is available and in an effective format to be disseminated to all key stakeholders using proper dashboards and infographics.

· Work with the MEAL team to make information available and presentable on accountability and in particular the meaningful participation of affected population, community members and partners.

· Increase data presentation and use.

· Work with infographic software to increase quality and frequency or data presentation throughout the program.

· Focus on innovative and creative methods of presenting data and information tailored to different teams/levels of management.

· Comply with all relevant Relief International policies and procedures with respect to child protection policy, health and safety, equal opportunities, code of conduct and other relevant policies.

Qualifications & Requirements:

· University degree in Software or Computer science related field or equivalent.

· Experience of working with information and data management systems in complex contexts

· Experience of working with DHIS 2 (District Health Information System) is an advantage.

· Demonstrable experience of competently and effectively synthesizing and managing large quantities of data.

· Good reporting skills using external tools and database connections.

· Advanced level of using Microsoft office Excel.

· Excellent proven communication skills, including working with multiple stakeholder groups.

· Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity

· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

· The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

· Commitment to the aims and principles of Relief International. In particular, a good understanding of the Relief International mandate.

· Languages: Good command of English & Arabic speaking and writing.

RI Values:

· We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.

· We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

· We value

o Inclusiveness

o Transparency and accountability

o Agility and innovation

o Collaboration

o Sustainability

How to apply:

How to Apply

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV in English to hrturkey@ri.org before the 20 December 2016 stating in the subject “Information Management Officer “. In addition a 3 professional references. All candidates must be eligible to work in Turkey (residence permit, Work permit) or have a valid Turkey ID.

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Uganda: Learning and Information Officer-1 Vacancy (Location To Be Determined; Moroto/Nakapiripirit) Open to Ugandan Nationals Only

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 15 Dec 2016

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development programs in the Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions of Uganda with funding from USAID, EC, SDC, and USDA. We were recently awarded a market-development focused 5-year USAID/Food for Peace-funded program working in the northern half of Karamoja. The project, called the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program, aims to support the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while promoting long-term development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors of northern Karamoja. We are in search of an inquisitive individual to support project staff in Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts in using a market facilitation approach, conducting research and gathering and analyzing data to deliver top notch results. It is an opportunity for sharp thinkers looking for a serious challenge.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary focuses of the Learning and Information Officer (LIO) will be to support staff in using a facilitative approach, build data gathering and analytical tools, maintain a set of data on results and behavior change, and conduct research into specific areas of data need. The LIO will ask staff tough questions on their approach, forcing them to consider whether or not their approaches maximize leverage and lead to behavior changes that catalyze systemic changes that grow and last beyond the project’s direct intervention. S/he will hold staff accountable for gathering data and keep a system where it is easily accessible when needed. The LIO will also develop and support processes for integrating that information into program design (and re-design). S/he will work with teams to identify critical knowledge gaps and carry out targeted research on those areas, engaging external assistance, when necessary.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Market Facilitation Support:

§ Coach program staff in use of market facilitation techniques;

§ Find, organize and share market facilitation resources with program staff;

§ Challenge program staff to think critically about strategy decisions and reflect on what they are observing.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

§ Create a dynamic program environment that promotes inquiry;

§ Develop tools to simplify data gathering and reporting and ensure teams gather and report necessary data, including maintaining Podio entries for mapping progress with partners;

§ Support program staff in monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of work including setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains;

§ Development and maintain a central database to track all IPTT-required project information, and provide to Chief of Party, on request

§ Prepare data analyses to be used in quarterly strategic reviews, annual reports, and a midterm evaluation.

Research:

§ Conduct research projects on specific subjects critical to team success and recommend hiring of external support, where necessary;

§ Where needed, support external evaluations by research partner Feinstein International Center and other organizations;

Communication and Publication:

§ Contribute data, analysis and write-ups to regular organizational publications and reports;

§ Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communication Manager to develop publishable communication material about GHG;

§ Author occasional papers for wider distribution;

Other:

§ Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;

§ Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

· A degree in Statistics, Economics, Quantitative economics. Post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage

· At least 3 years of related professional experience

· Demonstrable quantitative skills, including familiarity with database management and analysis

· Superior writing and analytical skills

· Proven skills in networking, assessing information needs and developing appropriate tools

· Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills

· Knowledge of Uganda’s economy and business environment, particularly in the context of rural development and Karamoja.

· A sense of humor on par with one’s level of curiosity.

· Knowledge of Ngakarimojong language is an asset

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Thursday, 15th December, 2016. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for**.** Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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South Sudan: NGO Secretariat Information Advisor

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 11 Dec 2016

The South Sudan NGO Secretariat coordinates the efforts of the NGO Steering Committee as voted representatives of the South Sudan NGO Forum, which currently includes over 140 international member agencies and 80 national member agencies. The NGO Secretariat exists for the purpose of: coordination, information sharing, advocacy, policy/position paper production, government/donor/UN engagement and engagement on other vital issues regarding humanitarian relief, recovery and development.

Primary Functions:
The NGO Secretariat Information Manager is responsible for supporting the work of the NGO Secretariat through the management and facilitation of information collection and sharing and the management and maintenance of Secretariat communication tools. The Information Manager will also work on the compilation and design of Forum publications (such as the Annual Report), establish internal information sharing systems and provide recommendations for internal Secretariat information management.

How to apply:

https://jobs.concern.net/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000002667

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Facilitation of Regional Trade of Staple Foods (Rice, Maize, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Grams, Pigeon Peas and Chick Peas) through Buyer missions

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Closing date: 06 Dec 2016

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is an initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented by Development Alternatives, Inc., (DAI). Its fundamental purpose is 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 a more food secure and resilient East African Community (EAC).

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.

The project achieves these ends by working with the private sector and local governments to find practical solutions for trade and investment constraints that lead to a pro-investment environment. It also builds awareness of opportunities for African and U.S. firms to increase trade, expand business partnerships, and invest in East Africa.

In support of the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, the Hub looks to increase access, availability and utilization of East African-grown staple foods in the region. It supports regional initiatives that improve market information, increase access to inputs, and reduce non-tariff barriers that can hinder trade across borders.

This assignment aims at creating sustainable market linkages between organized smallholder producers from EAC member countries and regional/export market opportunities. This is to be achieved through a rapid mapping of aggregation centers and warehouses for each major commodity, developing a practical marketing plan, carrying out regional buyer missions and thereby enabling organized producers access regional and export markets. Identifying the location and quantifying the volume of tradable staple crops, coupled with the identification of effective demand and technical assistance is expected to result in large volumes of staple food commodities being traded within and between the regional economic blocks.

Introduction, Background and Justification

Agriculture is a core sector and pillar in the EAC integration process. It is predominantly the main stay of EAC economies and livelihoods. The sector contributes as much as 42% in Burundi, 24% in Kenya, 32% in Rwanda, 28% in Tanzania and 25% in Uganda to the Partner State Gross Domestic Products (GDPs). The EAC has enormous potential, not only to feed itself and eliminate hunger and food insecurity, but also to be a major play­er in global food markets.

Smallholder produce aggregation process unlocks value, increases profitability, fosters inclusion and decreases risk. Aggregation brings together small holder farmers and buyers to achieve economies of scale, create market signal and provide access to adjacencies to reduce friction with third party ecosystem partner marketplace such as financial services. Cited as one of the most important frameworks for powering smallholder farmers, aggregation in agriculture has the potential to empower local agricultural communities across global markets in developed economies as well as emerging economies such as Africa.

Call for Expression of Interest

The Hub is looking for an individual to Identify and quantify supply of staple crops, contact potential buyers, implement regional buyer missions and facilitate trade in staple food commodities. This will be accomplished by expeditiously assessing and mapping produce or commodity aggregation centres and quantifying the volumes and quality of the selected commodities and using this information to facilitate buyer missions and regional trade. Execution of the assignment requires an individual with the right combination of skills, knowledge and proven technical competencies in the implementation of regional agricultural market development programs, locating and quantifying supply of staple crops, thorough knowledge of trade networks, execution of buyer missions and trade facilitation, and commodity export/import logistics.

Interested individuals should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to undertake the assignment. The successful consultant(s) will be expected to prepare a detailed inception report which among others will include work plan, schedule of activities and explicit methodology for carrying out the assignment within one week after commencement of the assignment.

Objective of the Assessment

The main objective of the assignment is implementing and facilitating regional staple foods trade through implementation of buyer missions. This is expected to support a significant number of smallholder producers to access regional and export opportunities.

Scope of Work

This assignment will involve the following tasks and activities:

  1. Carry out secondary data analysis of production and trade statistics of selected commodities in the EAC region to identify major production and trade dynamics in the region.
  2. In partnership with trade associations, collect data relating to each warehouse, geo reference, type of warehouse (isolation from pests, protected from vagaries of weather), type and variety of commodity, stocks available, quantity, packaging, storage system etc.
  3. Using a well-developed criterion, identify and select warehouses and stores that have adequate volumes and the right quality to participate in buyer missions.
  4. Develop a production and harvesting seasonality calendar for each warehouse, showing peak and low seasons.
  5. Identify and map key buyers/traders/exporters in EAC and internationally who will participate in the buyer mission.
  6. Develop a strategy and program/work plan for carrying out a regional trade and buyer missions.
  7. Implement regional commodity trade and buyer missions in the EAC region, where producers and buyers will be brought together for regional and export markets.

Tasks

  1. Prepare a detailed inception report which will include work plan/schedule of activities and explicit methodology for carrying out the assignment within one week after commencement of the assignment.
  2. Commodity and Warehouse data collection, stakeholder consultations and development of buyer mission plan.
  3. Carry out regional commodity trade and buyer missions in EAC.
  4. Submission of interim report for review and feedback.
  5. Presentation of the 1st Draft in a validation meeting with selected partners.
  6. Presentation and submission of the final report incorporating comments and feedback.

Geographical coverage

This assignment will cover the five EAC member countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The consultant(s) are expected to travel to all the commodity production and aggregation regions in each country. Country level bilateral and development partners will be consulted in the course of the work.

Methodology and approach

It is expected that the consultant(s) will develop and submit a proposed methodology and approach for carrying out this assignment. As a minimum, the methodology should include inception process and meetings, commodity field data collection and analysis etc. The consultant is expected to liaise with country level grains/staples development projects and organisations such as East Africa Grain Council, , Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK), Cereal Growers Association (CGA), Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES), Nafaka, public and private sector organisations, relevant NGOs etc. in each country, farmer producer organisations, staple foods buyers/exporters, processors and consumers etc. The Consultant (s) is expected to use checklists, questionnaires and other data collection methods to be proposed in the application.

Preliminary findings of the study will be presented to the agriculture/ agribusiness team for review and feedback, upon which the subsequent draft report will be shared through a validation meeting with selected stakeholders. The final report will be produced and submitted to the Hub after feedback and validation process has been completed.

Expected Deliverables

It is expected that the following deliverables will be realized:

Ø A detailed inception report

Ø Draft report

Ø Final report detailing results of the profiling of warehouses, list of interviewees, list of buyers etc.

Ø Evidence of buyer-seller linkages (contacts)

Ø Evidence of sales transaction

Calendar

The overall assignment will be undertaken between the months of December 2016 and March 2017. It is expected to take approximately three months, split between inception phase, field data collection phase, buyer mission phase and final reporting phase.

Technical Direction

The tasks will be undertaken under the supervision of the Hub’s Director for Agriculture and Agribusiness or his/her designate.

Requirements of a consultant

The Hub invites eligible consultants to submit Expressions of Interests/bids to undertake the assignment. Interested individuals must exhibit the required experience, competencies, knowledge, skills and ability in the agricultural marketing and trade facilitation. They must comprise, but not limited to the following:

(i) Track record of experience in conducting agricultural marketing and buyer linkages through supporting smallholder farmer aggregation mechanism, market and business linkages for a period of not less than 10 years;

(ii) Developing and or executing agricultural marketing projects including strategies for smallholder farmers inclusion in staples food commodities trade in East Africa for a period not less than 10 years;

(iii) Demonstrate evidence of undertaking similar projects successfully and provide references for each project;

(iv) Excellent stakeholder mapping, analytical, reporting and presentation skills;

(v) Familiarity with the Agriculture Sector developmental issues, policy, planning, institutional and socio-political context in the region and especially in EAC;

(vi) Demonstrated experience having worked closely with regional organisations/associations in areas such as staple foods value chain development, market analysis and linkages with buyers/private sector and a deep understanding of staple foods market systems.

The issuance of this request does not in any way obligate DAI to award a contract nor does it commit DAI to pay for the costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. Furthermore, DAI reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, if such action is considered to be in the interest of DAI, or the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should should their applications and curriculum vitae via the email tenderstih@eatradehub.org by December 6, 2016, 5.00pm East Africa Local time.

Visit http://www.eatradehub.org/individual_consultants_ic to view the scope of work and learn more about The Trade hub.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Consultancy call: Protecting children from exploitation and the modern slavery agenda

Organization: Plan UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 12 Dec 2016

About Plan International UK

Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. As an independent and rights-based development and humanitarian organisation, we work alongside children, young people, our supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

Background and rationale

The UK Prime Minster, Theresa May, has established the issue of ‘modern slavery’ as core to the work of her new government,[1] and is seeking a ‘whole of government approach’ to addressing it in the UK and globally. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) are exploring the areas where they feel they can most add value as a department, aligning to target 8.7 of SDG framework.

DFID have preliminarily outlined the following priority areas:

Embedding the modern slavery agenda into conflict and humanitarian programming – with a focus on child exploitation and strengthening protection mechanisms – ensuring a link to long-term development

Increasing transparency and addressing modern slavery in private sector supply chains, engaging local businesses in country and not just those with global presence/UK base

Strengthening the evidence base

Addressing the underlying causes of slavery, especially as they impact on children, building on their existing areas of strength (education, protection, tackling violence and exploitation of children).

DFID are seeking more evidence on what does/doesn’t work in these areas, especially for children, and are exploring how to most effectively bring together their priority areas of modern slavery, protracted crises and the rights of women and girls.

Plan International UK, and the wider Plan International Federation, has considerable experience and expertise in these areas across its development and humanitarian programme portfolio. We are seeking to leverage this expertise in order to support DFID to achieve its objectives around the modern slavery agenda.

Purpose and objectives
The objectives of this study are to:

Define the key terminology and approach of the UK government, and DFID in particular, to the issue of modern day slavery.

Undertaking a scoping of Plan International’s current programmes and research to identify areas of strength and its evidence base.

Provide an overview on what other actors are working in this space, their approach, and where plan international UK may complement and differentiate itself through its policy, advocacy and communications work

Based on the above, provide a range of options and recommendations on how best Plan International UK can work on this issue from a policy, programmes and communications perspective, in order to support to the UK Governments objectives.

Suggested research methods

  • Desk based mapping of Plan International’s programmes that seek to address different aspects of modern slavery (child exploitation, child labour, strengthening child protections mechanisms etc)
  • Telephone interviews with key contacts within Plan International at all levels, as well as DFID and peer NGOs, academia and the private sector
  • Case studies by geographical region (Middle East, Horn of Africa, West Africa)

Audience and how this study will be used

The final output will be an internal document that will be used by Plan International UK policy, advocacy and programmes staff to support the development of our internal thinking on the issue, and support the organisation to position itself effectively within the sector and with DFID – for funding and influence.

Outputs

  • Mapping and key informant interviews report
  • The final output will be expected to take the form of a 15 page mapping report featuring:
  • Policy context analysis (DFID priorities)
  • Overview of Plan international’s programmatic strengths and weaknesses
  • Peer analysis
  • Recommendations for how Plan International could effectively engage in policy, advocacy and programmatic work linked to the modern slavery agenda including geographic priorities.
  • Appendix – List of documentation reviewed, people and organisations interviewed. **
    Timeframe**

The review should ideally take place December 2016 – January 2017 with a draft report and guidance submitted by mid-January 2017, and the final report and guidance by the end of January.

A budget and timetable will be negotiated with the consultant though we would expect the work to take no more than 10 working days.

Skills and Expertise

Consultants would need to have:

  • A commitment to promoting and supporting children and/or girls’ rights
  • A proven track record of undertaking similar scoping work
  • Strong understanding of the issues surrounding child exploitation, child labour and child protection
  • Demonstrable analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to deliver on tight time frames and meet deadlines

How to apply:

Plan International UK welcomes a response to these Terms of Reference, with a CV and short written statement including:

  • the consultant(s)’ suggested approach
  • an outline of costs & timescales

Responses should be sent to: Amelia Whitworth (amelia.whitworth@plan-uk.org) no later than Monday 12th December. We will conduct phone interviews with applicants that week.

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Uganda: ICLA Project Assistant – Uganda Nationals Only – Uganda

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

ICLA Project Assistant – Uganda Nationals Only – Uganda
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

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 Shelter, Education, Food security, Legal Assistance, Camp Management Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western respectively, since 1997. Having smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of Adjumani and Arua in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO and UNHCR, NRC will implement integrated projects in Adjumani/Arua/Yumbe refugee settlements.
The Project Assistant will be responsible in the implementation of the project activities.
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.
CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY ON LINE BY GOING THROUGH www.nrc.no. EMAIL AND PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Job description

  • Support the design of ICLA information campaigns including in the context of the current refugee influx.
  • Support the development of information, education and communication (IEC) materials/brochures on HLP, legal identity and HLP and their translation into local languages.
  • Organize and ensure the timely implementation of information campaigns under projects for use in the local media including radio stations and TV talk shows and in group information sessions conducted by ICLA to raise awareness of refugees rights, entitlements and responsibilities.
  • Support the development of targeted HLP training materials for humanitarian actors and local actors including UN agencies, INGOs, national/local NGOs and refugee leadership.
  • Support HLP training sessions and ensure lessons learned are documented for future training.
  • Support relevant M&E process for designated project activities under approved project work plan.
  • Support the preparation and compilation of weekly, monthly and mid-term report.

Qualifications

  • University degree in law, political science, social science or other relevant discipline.
  • Diploma with experience will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years humanitarian experience with refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) at field level with an NGO or other international organization.
  • Experience working as a Project Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English and knowledge of Somali is an asset

Education field

  • Law

Education level

  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

  • Ability to identify vulnerable groups e.g. women at risk, elderly etc…
  • Ability to work under pressure, establish priorities and plan, coordinate own work plan, use time efficiently and apply judgement in the context of competing deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent oral/communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to prepare and edit a variety of written documents, reports and briefs.
  • Impartiality.
  • Experience of legal assistance activities and awareness raising campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the political and security situation in Uganda

We offer

  • Salary: As per NRC Uganda Scale
  • Duty Station: Kampala

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

How to apply:

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies

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Kenya: Research Intern (Nairobi)

Organization: Intermedia Survey Institute
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

Job Description

Job Title: Research Intern (Nairobi)

Department: Research

Reports To: Senior Research Manager

Salary Grade: B (Level 1)

Position Summary

The Research Intern reports to the Senior Research Manager and Head of InterMedia Africa based in Nairobi and works, with direct supervision, on a range of InterMedia research projects and assignments. S/he will work closely with InterMedia staff at all levels and across all InterMedia offices and will be expected to take responsibility for the quality and timely delivery of their work. The Research Intern will provide support on more than one project at any given time and will need some guidance to manage workload and prioritize. S/he will report to a Senior Research Manager and will be encouraged to provide input and ideas for new business initiatives, innovation in project design and to strengthen internal processes through communication with their supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities

· Provides project management support throughout project implementation.

· Under direct supervision, prepares quality documents including research instruments, client reports, whitepapers and marketing materials as assigned.

· Performs secondary research and conducts quantitative, qualitative and digital data analysis and visualization.

· Actively adopts internal working practices and uses electronic project management and intranet systems.

· Maintains project documentation and ensure appropriate storage of all materials on Interpoint.

· Supports new business development initiatives as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

· Contributes to proposals, projects and business development as assigned.

· Develops proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research analysis techniques and software including SPSS and ATLAS.

· Provides back up and support to project teams and other departments as necessary including business development, Resource Allocation, Finance and Administration.

· Supports their project team by ensuring that all documentation and research materials are maintained and saved on InterPoint and InterPoint information is upto date.

Qualifications (Education, Experience and Specialty Skills)

· Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Sciences or any relevant field with 1 to 2 years of work experience.

· A passion for working in international research and competent in designing and delivering research solutions that provide clients with the strategic insight they need.

· Strong knowledge of MS Office suites and confident working with quantitative and qualitative analytical software including SPSS and/or NVIVO or equivalents.

· An excellent team player and problem solver with a client focused approach to work.

Notes:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a motivation letter and detailed CV to musiimed@intermedia.org not later than 5pm Nairobi time on 16th December, 2016.

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Turkey: Information Management Unit (IMU) Manager

Organization: Assistance Coordination Unit
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

General Task:

The Manager of the IMU is responsible for developing and implementing the IMU strategy. His / Her key responsibility is to ensure that ACU staff decision-makers and their key partners can make decisions based on availability of timely and credible information; and to ensure that the IMU Offices/sub-units are fully functional and that the field network of Focal Points and Field Researchers are fully operational.

Job Description:

Information management systems:

  • Conduct periodic assessments to determine current and anticipated priority information needs of key target groups, effectiveness and functioning of existing information management systems; and information resource availability.
  • Based on the IMU strategy, strengthen and streamline information management systems, in order to provide a clear display of updated status of ACU’s activities and priority follow-up actions to facilitate decision-making, proposal development, preparation of emergency strategies, presentations to donors, etc.
  • Ensure easy-to-find information in document archives and computer databases.
  • Develop user-friendly procedures for accessing information, SOPs, training materials.
  • Advocate funding for IMU.
  • Manage the implementation of procedures for accessing information, SOPs, training materials.
  • Supervise and support the work of the IMU offices/sub-units.

Information and Data Collection and Coordination:

  • Prioritization of information needs.
  • Manage the implementation of program evaluations and impact assessments.
  • Represent IMU in meetings with NGOs, donors, etc.
  • Facilitate analysis of assessment data, in cooperation with ACU internal and external (NGO forum/sectoral working groups, OCHA, etc.) stakeholders.
  • Attend internal briefings, external meetings, and undertake field visits as appropriate to remain up to date on the unfolding emergency situation.
  • Support ACU in conducting program evaluations and impact assessments.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

  • Percentage of processes where completion falls within +/- 5% of the estimated completion.
  • Average process overdue time.
  • Percentage of overdue processes.
  • Percentage of processes where the actual number assigned resources is less than planned number of assigned resources.
  • Average time to complete task.
  • Sum of deviation of time (e.g. in days) against planned schedule of all active projects.

Specifications:

Study:

  • Masters or PhD in relevant field, or other in-depth research training.
  • Experience:
  • Experience managing staff and project-managing multi-actor research projects, and managing several projects simultaneously and under pressure of deadlines.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in conducting high-quality research in the humanitarian relief or development field or relevant policy sector
  • Skilled communicator and trainer.
  • Excellent track record of impartial and objective analysis.
  • Experience in writing reports and presenting complex information in a clear fashion.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of situation inside Syria and strong judgment for evaluating information from Syria.
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office, internet, Skype).
  • Self-motivation, efficiency, flexibility and practical sense.
  • Neutrality and impartiality; good judgment; ability to handle pressure and abide by security regulations.

Languages:

Native-level speaker of Arabic; fluent in written and spoken English.

Note:

  • Candidate ​should be living in Turkey.
  • If you applying to this job by Email please include the job code in the subject (VA050)

How to apply:

Apply here: http://www.acu-sy.org/job-application/

Or email your details to: cv@acu-sy.org

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Kenya: RE-ADVERTISEMENT – BILINGUAL CONSULTANT FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

  1. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION

The International Planned Parenthood Federation -Africa Region (IPPFAR), a network of Civil Society Organizations working in 42 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa has embarked on a funding initiative named Africa Citizens Initiative (ACI). The initiative aims at providing sustainability to IPPFAR’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR) programming on the African continent as well as galvanizing commitment to SRHR issues by all Africans in order to ensure the continent reaps the demographic dividend, freeing up of resources for the continent’s economic development and the future prosperity of its population. The goal is to mobilize IPPFAR’s 39,000 volunteers in 42 countries to engage in peer-to-peer fundraising and recruit 250,000 individual donors who are contributing $250 annually.

The initiative is being implemented in all of the 42 countries in partnership with ECOBANK which is responsible for providing and managing the collection bank-related channels (web-acquiring, bank transfers, and bank deposits) of the funds raised through this initiative. IPPFAR’s 42 national affiliates, called Member Associations, are responsible for managing the collection of credit card and cash donations at MA events, etc.

In order to ensure robust internal controls and risk management systems are in place to prevent possible misappropriation of funds raised through the initiative and effective accountability, IPPFAR is seeks to recruit a qualified consultant to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment analysis of the initiative and suggest mitigating measures which will inform the development of policies/procedures to effectively manage the initiative and related proceeds.

  1. OBJECTIVE

The objective of the consultancy services is to undertake a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of potential risks associated with the ACI Initiative and recommend mitigating actions for implementation to guide policy and procedure development for an efficient and effective management of the initiative.

  1. SCOPE

  2. Analysis the risk environment of the ACI

  3. Identify the potential and actual risks

  4. Document the identified risks

  5. Rank or evaluate the risks

  6. Propose suitable risk mitigation measures

  7. Design and implement practical tools and techniques for risk managements (key indicators, incident management, compliance, action point tracking and monitoring reporting.

  8. EXPECTED RESULTS

    The consultant shall submit a report, outlining the following but not limited to:

  9. Risks identified and their nature;

  10. An evaluation of each risk identified (Likelihood of occurrence and severity of potential impact);

  11. Recommended mitigating measures for implementation.

  12. Recommendations on data capturing and reconciliation procedures.

  13. DURATION

    The duration of the consultancy services is 16th January 2017 to 27th January 2017.

  14. REPORTING

    A final report shall be submitted latest on 30th January 2017 disclosing all work done in comparison with expectations, achievements, any unexpected shortcomings and the reasons for such and the way forward.

  15. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  16. Adequate qualification and experience in Risk Management

  17. Qualification in Finance/Accounting with managerial experience.

  18. Appropriate experience in banking services and systems development

  19. High practical experience at decision management level

  20. Proficiently conversant with the fundraising practices by International organisations such as IPPF Africa Region.

  21. Fluency in French and English is must and required (verbal, writing and reading).

How to apply:

  1. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

    Consultants are invited to submit proposals, comprising of a technical proposal, financial proposal, methodology plan, work plan and CVs with proof of accomplishment of similar works before. Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2nd December 2017 to hroffice@ippfaro.org.

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Volunteer position – Data Modeler for Mine Action

Organization: APOPO
Closing date: 09 Dec 2016

APOPO is looking to welcome applications from any volunteer who is interested in using their modelling expertise to help save communities from the terror of landmines.

The Mine Action Modeling Volunteer’s role is to assist the APOPO management team within Mine Action in creating a justified multi variable model that can be utilised to plan mine action resources and ideally market the use of APOPO’s Mine Detection Rats over competing assets to larger Mine Detection organisations.

The main purpose of the role is to find someone with modelling expertise who can work with APOPO’s Mine Action management team to create an easy to use model that displays the various real world landmine scenarios where using HeroRats save considerable time and money.

The projected commitment is 40-60 hours over a 3-6 month period.

PROFILE

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with mine action experts to understand a complex operational framework quickly and produce a usable model;
  • Familiarity with Excel or other programs that maybe better for this particular task;
  • Self motivation and discipline to meet deadlines;
  • Fluency in English.

EXPERIENCE

Professional experience and expertise in financial and/or logistical modelling is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conduct Initial calls with APOPO’s Head of Mine Action and the US Director to plan model and understand variables (climate, land mine placement patterns, terrain type etc) that affect efficacy and efficiency of a variety of different mine action tools in a variety of scenarios.
  2. Work closely with the US Director, who has some limited experience with modelling and some SME in Mine Action on a more routine basis to create a conceptual data model;
  3. Choose ideal program (ie excel or other data program) for the model;
  4. Build and execute the model for Mine Action Planning;
  5. Advise on how to present final sharable model (ideally accessible online) that can be used easily by a variety of organisations to understand the value of Mine Detection Rats.

SUPPORT AND VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS

APOPO’s Mine Action Team will be available regularly to respond to any questions and APOPO’s US Director is willing to work more hands on with the volunteer on the model if practical. APOPO
is willing to purchase software needed to create a highly functioning model, if within a reasonable
budget.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

Volunteering for APOPO offers a unique opportunity to combine your passion for animals and your
commitment to make this world a better place. This is also the chance to participate to meaningful
projects while gaining experience and developing new and existing skills with a non-profit
organisation with real social impact. APOPO offers scope for initiative and a supportive
environment.

APOPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status or citizenship status.

How to apply:

Please join APOPO’s dynamic international team and help us make a difference! Send your CV and motivation letter to the following link: http://bit.ly/2b3WhBf

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Kenya: MARKET RESEARCH ON HUMANITARIAN LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA

Organization: Humanitarian Leadership Academy
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Dec 2016

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (the “Academy”) is seeking proposals from interested organisations to undertake market research on the supply and demand of learning products & services for humanitarian workers in Kenya. For the purposes of this request for proposals (“RFP”). Your proposal response must be received in the following format:
Fully complete Proposal Response as laid out the sections on the organisations website (www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org) in order that your proposal may be regarded as compliant. Any proposals returned not completed may be treated as void
Follow this link for more information http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Market-Research-RFP_Kenya.pdf

We would appreciate if you would notify us in advance of your intent to bid. If you wish to consider participating in a multi-agency bid with other researchers, please let us know if you are happy for your contact details to be shared with other interested parties who contact us to do the same. Should you require further information or clarification on the proposal requirements, please contact Dara Leyden, Sustainable Enterprise Adviser in writing at: d.leyden@humanitarian.academy.

How to apply:

Soft-copy to be submitted by email to Dara Leyden, Sustainable Enterprise Adviser at d.leyden@humanitarian.academy. Files should be named: “[Your company name] – Kenya Market Research Proposal – [date: yyyy-mm-dd]”; and/or Your return proposal must be received by 12 o’clock (midnight, GMT), 12 December 2016 (“the Closing Date”). Failure to do this may result in the proposal being void.

We look forward to receiving a proposal from you and thank you for your interest in our account.

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Kenya: Baseline Study Supporting the Government of Kenya’s Values-Based Education Policy and Practice Project

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Dec 2016

Terms of Reference for Baseline Study

Supporting the Government of Kenya’s Values-Based Education Policy and Practice Project

1. Project background

The Aga Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF (EA)) and Aga Khan Academy – Mombasa (AKA-M) in partnership with Porticus, Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) are supporting the integration of values into the Kenyan education system. Responding to issues of marginalization and prevailing intolerance present in the Kenyan Coastal region, the partnership will support the school communities, children and their parents, teachers and system stakeholders to understand the benefits of diversity and to better relate and interact with diverse people, ideas, beliefs and cultures. Many residents of the Coast region of Kenya feel socially and economically marginalized, discriminated against and unfairly targeted by government forces. This has resulted in a vicious cycle of rising insecurity, high rates of drug abuse & substance abuse, religious radicalization, ethnic tensions, secessionists movements & political instability as well as rising violent incidences, economic decline & high rates of poverty. There is increasing attention in Kenya on how values are inculcated through the national education system as a strategy of shielding the young from negative influences and addressing socials ills. Values based education is being considered as a mechanism of enhancing the ability of young Kenyans to reflect intelligently and become sensitive to values while exercising their moral judgement.

The project titled ‘Supporting the Government of Kenya’s Values-Based Education Policy and Practice’, is a four-year (November 2016-October 2020)[1] initiative with the overall goal of supporting the Government of Kenya (GoK) to build a values-based education system is expected to demonstrate effective models in Mombasa and Kwale Counties that could be replicated and taken to scale. In order to achieve the overall goal, the project will deliver the following outcomes:

  1. Values-based schools which demonstrate effective and scalable strategies in teaching, co-curricular activities, school leadership / ethos and parents’ engagement;
  2. Community-based youth groups engaged in activities to promote values beyond the school and into the broader community;
  3. An education system and policy framework that promotes a conducive environment to inculcate values; and
  4. An evidence base for values-based education, and the dissemination of evidence to support the national implementation of values-based education practices and policies.

By the end of the four years, the project is expected to provide evidence of effective models and harness learnings for systematically integration of desirable values in teaching and learning, school ethos, leadership, and education policies. The ultimate success of the project will be measured through two expected outcomes: firstly, evidence that the activities initiated in schools and communities impacted and transformed not only attitudes but also behaviors; and secondly, that the model has been tested, adapted and refined so as to be suitable for national scale up. Over the life of the project, the partnership is expected to reach 100 schools in Mombasa and Kwale.

2. Rationale for the baseline study

The project aims to support the Government of Kenya (GoK) to build a values-based education system. Achievement of this ambitious goal calls for the development of a strong evidence base. Therefore, in order to assess the impact of the project, AKF has scheduled a research-based baseline and endline evaluations. The baseline evaluation is expected to provide information on the current status with respect to the perspectives, attitudes and practices of students, teachers, school leadership and communities on high-priority values. Generally, the results of the baseline study will support the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) framework for the project which will be used to track progress towards achievement of project outcomes. Specifically, the results of the baseline survey will: a) provide benchmark data for selected performance indicators and guide in setting targets for monitoring implementation and results; b) inform the revision of the curriculum guidelines and teacher training manual, as well as the development of the BoM training curriculum and capacity building package for youth groups; and c) be compared with endline results to determine whether the model has impacted and transformed attitudes and behaviours in schools and communities and therefore inform on whether it could be taken to scale.

3. Objectives of the baseline study

Generally, the baseline study is expected to provide information on the current status with respect to the perspectives, attitudes and practices of students, teachers, school leadership and communities on high-priority values. The consultant will need clearly define these high priority values. Specifically, the baseline is expected to:

  1. determine the perspectives of community members, parents, BOM members, education officials, head teachers, teachers, students and youth on high-priority values.
  2. determine the current attitudes and practices of community members, parents, BOM members, education officials, head teachers, teachers, students and youth with regard to high-priority values.
  3. Establish the approaches used in transmission of high-priority values at school and in the community

4. Scope of consultancy services

The baseline survey shall be conducted in project sites in Mombasa and Kwale Counties. It is expected that the consultant will select a representative samples of schools (30% of the 100 intervention schools and a similar number as a control group), head teachers, teachers, students and education officials, parents, and youth in the communities. The specific tasks that will be conducted by the consultant will include:

  1. Use an appropriate study design that will allow for tracking of outcomes at end of project evaluation
  2. Use an appropriate sampling frame to select representative samples of target groups (schools, head teachers, teachers, students, education officials, etc.)
  3. Develop a questionnaire and interview/data collection methodology which can assess with reasonable accuracy (correcting where necessary for bias or censorship) current beliefs, attitudes and practices around values in targeted communities
  4. Develop appropriate tools to meet the objectives and specific questions of the baseline evaluation study
  5. In collaboration with AKF, recruit and train enumerators for data collection and oversee the data collection process
  6. Carry out data entry and analysis
  7. Prepare and submit a draft baseline evaluation study report to AKF for review alongside soft copies of all baseline evaluation datasets (MS Excel or MS Access or SPSS), outputs and tools
  8. Submit a final baseline evaluation study report in soft copy having incorporated the inputs of AKF and partners

5. Deliverables

The consultant (s) will prepare and submit the following deliverables within an agreed timeline:

  1. An inception report with the proposed study design, samples, tools and procedure for data collection & data collection plan
  2. All Instruments for data collection
  3. Conduct training of the enumerators (data collectors)
  4. First draft of the baseline evaluation report
  5. All Datasets (MS Excel or MS Access) and tools used in the data collection
  6. A final baseline evaluation study report

6. Timelines

The timeline for baseline is December 2016 to March 2017 with a total of 49 consultancy days. A final report is expected on or before 24th March 2017. The consultant will be required to submit the deliverables to AKF within the following timelines:

7. Requirement

Interested consultants are required to submit a detailed technical proposal on how they intend to undertake this assignment. The proposal should include the following:

  1. A detailed methodology including: i) interpretation of the study objectives; ii) description of target groups, samples and sampling procedures; iii) description of instruments; iv) procedures for data collection; v) procedures for data analysis
  2. A detailed work plan specifying all the timelines
  3. A detailed budget
  4. A detailed CV of the lead consultant indicating relevant assignment
  5. References of at least 3 former or current clients for whom similar work has been done, together with their contacts

It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded not later than 16th December 2016.

[1] AKDN is currently implementing a one-year pilot of the project, in which the baseline survey will be situated.

How to apply:

Interested qualified individuals/firms should send their Detailed Proposal to recruitment@akfea.org. The proposals must be submitted electronically to the address above, by December 10, 2016.

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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Haiti: Consultation Nationale, Spécialiste en Formation, en appui à l’Institut Haïtien des Statistique et d´Informatique (IHSI)

Organization: UN Women
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

Type de contrat :

IC / SSA

Langues :

Français et Créole haïtien

Durée du contrat :

22 jours de travail (Distribués sur une durée de deux mois)

I- CONTEXTE

En vue de produire des données démographiques, économiques et sociales récentes et opportunes, l´Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d´Informatique (IHSI) a entamé depuis 2011 le projet du Ve Recensement Général de la Population et de l´Habitat (Ve RGPH). Ce recensement de la population et de l´Habitat est un recensement de droit, fondé sur un dénombrement assisté par ordinateur mobile (tablette) et des entrevues directes sur l´ensemble de la population. Dans ce cadre, ONU Femmes a prévu de fournir un appui dans l’intégration de la perspective genre à tous les niveaux de planification et mise en œuvre du Recensement.

Il s´agit donc d´une opération d´envergure qui devra faire appel à plus de 20 000 agents de terrain. Il est prévu que la formation des personnels se fera en cascade en considérant les divers échelons de la structure organisationnelle des opérations de terrain, du bureau central à la SDE. Ainsi, les cadres de l’IHSI formeront un premier groupe de formateurs incluant les responsables départementaux, qui à leur tour procéderont, avec l’assistance des cadres de l’IHSI, à la formation d´un second groupe de formateurs incluant les responsables communaux, lequel se chargera de la formation des agents de terrain (recenseurs et superviseurs).

Les expériences de recensement tant en Haïti que dans les pays latino-américains ont montré que la garantie de la qualité des données dépend de la qualité de la formation à tous les échelons de la cascade, en minimisant les risques de déperdition d´un échelon à un autre. En ce sens, il est central de préparer un ensemble de matériels de formation homogènes et adaptés à la nature des échelons (des formateurs de formateurs aux agents recenseurs), de combiner systématiquement formation magistrale et exercices pratiques en salle de classe et sur le terrain et de procéder à des évaluations en continu afin de construire les compétences requises.

En outre, la formation en cascade doit intégrer la perspective de genre en conformité avec les objectifs du recensement et le contenu du questionnaire d´une part et d´autre part, les lignes directrices de la formation, notamment pour la sensibilisation des personnels de collecte et de supervision et la gestion de l´entrevue. Il s´agit de rendre visible les perceptions, les exemples ou les cas qui rendent compte des différences et des inégalités de genre, et de réduire les biais de genre dans les langages (mots et expressions, images).

Le questionnaire du Ve RGPH est disponible en français et en créole. Un manuel d´instructions pour les agents recenseurs est également disponible ainsi qu´un manuel de référence pour les personnels de supervision (superviseurs, responsables communaux et responsables départementaux). Une application informatique devant servir de support à la gestion de la formation et à l´évaluation des apprenants est en cours d´élaboration, sur la base d´un cahier des charges. Un guide pour la formation a déjà été élaboré qui présente le cadre de référence de la formation des différentes catégories de personnels. Ce cadre pose un double objectif : former et entraîner d´une part, motiver et sensibiliser à la qualité statistique d´autre part*.* Les canevas pour la formation des agents recenseurs et des formateurs de district, en conformité avec ce cadre, sont également disponibles. Ces canevas spécifient les compétences attendues, les thèmes de formation et leur distribution temporelle, et sont accompagnés d´un canevas pour le formateur. Enfin, des exercices pour la maîtrise du questionnaire sont en cours d´élaboration.

Un appui est requis en vue d’ (de)

1) Elaborer des plans de formation, intégrant la perspective de genre, pour (i) les formateurs de formateurs, (ii) les formateurs, et (iii) les personnels de terrain. Ces plans devront préciser le séquençage temporel des formations, inclure le matériel didactique nécessaire (version électronique) pour la formation magistrale, les exercices pratiques et l´évaluation des apprenants, décrire la palette de supports de formation nécessaires. Les plans pour les formateurs devront préciser les méthodes didactiques à employer aussi bien dans la formation pré-collecte que dans la formation sur le terrain, durant la collecte;

2) Finaliser des exercices relatifs au questionnaire à inclure dans la formation à chaque niveau de la cascade;

3) Réviser l´application informatique de formation destinée à la gestion et à la supervision de la formation.

II-OBJECTIFS

Dans ce contexte, l´IHSI a pour objectif de renforcer l´équipe dédiée au Ve RGPH en disposant

  • d´un ensemble de plans de formation pour la réalisation de la formation des personnels du Ve RGPH en fonction des normes de qualité statistique et de la perspective de genre;

  • d´instructions pour l´élaboration et la finalisation des exercices relatifs au questionnaire pour chaque niveau de la cascade;

  • d´instructions pour la finalisation de l´application de formation.

III- TÂCHES

Les tâches sont les suivantes :

1. Prendre connaissance

a. des documents généraux sur le Ve RGPH (document de projet et manuel d´organisation),des documents sur la qualité statistique et sur les statistiques de genre;

b. du questionnaire du Ve RGPH et de l´application mobile du questionnaire;

c. des documents portant sur la formation des personnels (guide de formation, manuels de référence et manuels d´instructions, cahier des charges de l´application informatique pour la formation) et de l´application informatique de formation en cours d´élaboration;

2. Organiser les réunions nécessaires avec les personnels de la Direction des Opérations de Terrain, d´Analyse et de Publication (DOTAP) et de la Direction de l´Exploitation et de l´Archivage (DEA) pour saisir les enjeux de la formation et spécifier les choix adéquats ;

3. Participer aux réunions relatives à l´organisation de la formation des personnels du Ve RGPH ;

4. Elaborer les plans de formation avec perspective de genre pour les trois principaux groupes à former ;

5. Contribuer à la révision et à la finalisation des exercices relatifs au questionnaire ;

6. Contribuer à la révision de l´application informatique de gestion et d´appui à la formation des personnels.

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IV- PRODUITS ATTENDUS

Les produits attendus sont les suivants :

  1. Plan de formation des formateurs de formateurs ;

  2. Plan de formation des formateurs des agents de terrain ;

  3. Plan de formation des agents recenseurs et des superviseurs, en référence aux canevas disponibles ;

  4. Instructions pour l´élaboration et la finalisation des exercices relatifs au questionnaire à chaque niveau de la cascade ;

  5. Instructions pour la finalisation de l´application de formation ;

  6. Rapports d´activités mensuelles et un rapport d´activités finales.

V- CALENDRIER DES ACTIVITÉS/PRODUITS

No

Activités/Produits

Mois 1

Mois 2

1

Plan de formation des formateurs de formateurs

2

Plan de formation des formateurs des agents de terrain

3

Plan de formation des agents de terrain

4

Instructions pour l´élaboration et la finalisation des exercices relatifs au questionnaire à chaque niveau de la cascade

5

Instructions pour la finalisation de l´application de formation

6

Rapports d´activités mensuel

7

Rapport d´activités final

VI- SUPERVISION

Le/la didacticien/didacticienne travaillera sous la supervision de la Direction des Opérations de Terrain, d’Analyse et de Publication du Ve RGPH.

VII- QUALIFICATIONS

Les compétences requises sont les suivantes :

1. Avoir au moins une maîtrise en éducation ;

2. Avoir une solide formation en didactique ;

3. Avoir déjà travaillé comme didacticien (deux ans d´expérience au minimum) ;

4. Avoir de l´expérience en éducation des adultes (trois ans d´expérience au minimum) ;

5. Avoir de solides connaissances dans l’intégration de la perspective de genre ;

6. Avoir de l´expérience en formation des adultes sur les questions de genre ;

7. Maîtriser le français et le créole comme langues de rédaction et d´apprentissage ;

8. Être capable de travailler en équipe ;

9. Savoir utiliser les logiciels informatiques tels que WORD, EXCEL, Power Point ;

10. Être capable de travailler sous pression.

VIII- LIEU ET DURÉE DE LA CONSULTATION

L’IHSI mettra un espace de travail à disposition, du lundi au vendredi, à raison de huit (8) heures par jour. La consultation s’étalera sur une période de trois (2) mois (décembre 2016 et Janvier 2017).

How to apply:

DOSSIER DE CANDIDATURE

Le dossier de candidature comportera les éléments suivants :

1. Proposition technique faisant ressortir les points suivants (60 %) :

a. Compréhension du mandat

b. Une brève présentation de l’approche méthodologique (y compris les outils de collecte et analyse des données) envisagée et de l’organisation de la mission ;

c. Exemplaires de travaux déjà effectués, approuvés ou publiés ;

2. Épreuve par-devant le comité de sélection pour déterminer les compétences pertinentes (40 %)

Evaluation des dossiers :

Les candidats ayant passé les étapes de l’évaluation technique (au minimum 45%) seront interviewés par un panel de sélection.

Les candidats qui obtiendront plus de 30% aux interviews seront recommandés pour la consultation. Celui qui aura l’offre financière la moins disant se verra confié le contrat de consultation.

Option de soumission :

  1. Option 1 : Par courrier

Adresse 13, Rue Stephen, Musseau, Pétion-Ville HT6140

Si ce mode de soumission est choisi, les dossiers de candidatures devront être envoyés sous pli fermé et la seule mention sur l’enveloppe externe devra être la mention ” CANDIDATURE pour Consultation Nationale, Spécialiste en Formation en appui à IHSI. »

  1. Option 2 : Par courrier électronique

Adresse email : info.haiti@unwomen.org avec comme objet “CANDIDATURE pour Consultation Nationale, Spécialiste en Formation en appui à IHSI »

N.B : La date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures est le 2 décembre 2016, 4:00 PM

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

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Zambia: GIS Database Manager, Evaluate for Improved Impact, Zambia

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 21 Dec 2016

GIS Database Manager, Evaluate for Improved Impact, Zambia

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.

MSI is a leader in monitoring and evaluation for development projects worldwide. We currently hold 13 support services contracts for monitoring, evaluation and research for 13 USAID missions and bureaus, 11 of which are in Africa, Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. We also provide consulting services in monitoring and evaluation for other US Government agencies, non-profits and private foundations. Our Strategic Management and Performance Improvement Practice Area works in all sectors and aspects of development work. We work as a collegium and our technical staff in both the home and field offices provide support, expertise and new ideas to each other so that we are able to deliver high quality services and products to our clients.

Proposal Summary: MSI is a leader in monitoring and evaluation for development projects worldwide. We currently hold 13 support services contracts for monitoring, evaluation and research for 13 USAID missions and bureaus, 11 of which are in Africa, Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. We also provide consulting services in monitoring and evaluation for other US Government agencies, non-profits and private foundations. Our Strategic Management and Performance Improvement Practice Area works in all sectors and aspects of development work. We work as a collegium and our technical staff in both the home and field offices provide support, expertise and new ideas to each other so that we are able to deliver high quality services and products to our clients.

MSI anticipates an upcoming proposal for a five-year evaluation and research support services contract to support USAID/Zambia’s Health Office. The objectives are: 1) to conduct evaluations, operations research and assessments across the health portfolio (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Health Systems Strengthening, Maternal Health, and Family Planning); and 2) build the monitoring, evaluation and research capacity of the USAID Mission, its grantees and local Zambian institutions.

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

Position Summary:
The GIS Database Manager is responsible for providing information technology and systems design assistance regarding tasks specific to the Evaluate for Improved Impact project (EII) (e.g., program monitoring and evaluation, programming support for baseline, midline and endline surveys, analysis of survey data, publication or reports, transition to AIDTracker, special data analysis and display, etc.). This assistance will include the creation and maintenance of GIS databases and websites, assistance to project stakeholders for reporting and aggregation of indicator data, and support for transition to IP use of new online software to report performance results.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with project staff and project stakeholders to ensure that ongoing M&E and strategic secondary data, including spatial data, are compiled in a database and made available to the Mission and implementing partners as required (e.g. geographic, demographic, household-level, and national economic indicator data from sector-specific surveys).
  • Work with project staff and local contractors as required to program data collection tools for baseline, midline and endline surveys and any other periodic surveys required by the Mission.
  • Design and carry out project staff and stakeholder training on AIDTracker Plus software and support Mission data entry requirements.
  • Manage and manipulate data for results-based performance analysis and performance reports.
  • Develop systems and support training programs for data quality assessment and geographic information collection and analysis.
  • Develop custom maps and other data displays for USAID/Zambia Health Office and partners as required.
  • Provide advisory and administrative support to USAID/Zambia Health Office IPs in collecting, analyzing and improving GIS data, particularly via the ArcGIS web platform.
  • Advise IPs and USAID/Zambia Health Office on the application of GIS best practices to monitoring and evaluation systems, particularly through the M&E Community of Practice.
  • Serve as the point of contact with GIS partners and stakeholders, including MOH and the Zambia Central Statistical Office.
  • Assess, set up and manage all Information Management systems for the project office and USAID/Zambia’s Health Office IPs, as requested.
  • Other tasks as required assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a development-relevant or IT field plus 5-7years of experience.
  • Three years working in M&E applications for an international organization.
  • Strong knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in GIS.
  • Strong database design and management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills.
  • Experience in database and website design for USAID project applications preferred.

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: http://www.Click2apply.net/kpj5ddr9p9

How to apply:

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Niger: RECRUTEMENT D’UN CABINET POUR LA REALISATION D’UNE ETUDE SUR LA SITUATION DES ENFANTS ET ADOLESCENTS EN DEHORS DU SYSTEME SCOLAIRE AU NIGER

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Niger
Closing date: 15 Dec 2016

TERMES DE REFERENCE

RECRUTEMENT D’UN CABINET POUR LA REALISATION D’UNE ETUDE SUR LA SITUATION DES ENFANTS ET ADOLESCENTS EN DEHORS DU SYSTEME SCOLAIRE AU NIGER

CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION

En 2012, un état des lieux sur la situation des enfants non scolarisés et déscolarisés précoces âgés de 9 à 12 ans a fait ressortir, au niveau national, une population estimée à 589 459 enfants dont 338 032 filles (57% des effectifs). Il est cependant probable que cette situation soit largement en deçà de la réalité. Aussi, l’initiative mondiale en faveur des enfants non scolarisés et déscolarisés, conjointement lancée en 2010 par l’UNICEF et l’Institut des Statistiques de l’UNESCO, offre-t-elle l’occasion de conduire une analyse pour un nouvel état des lieux, selon une méthodologie globale proposée aux pays et qui couvre l’ensemble des cinq dimensions de l’exclusion à savoir : (i) les exclus du pré primaire ; (ii) les exclus du primaire ; (iii) les exclus du 1er cycle du secondaire ;(iv) les enfants à risque d’exclusion au primaire et (v) les adolescents à risque d’exclusion au 1er cycle du secondaire.

L’objectif principal de l’Initiative est d’accélérer les interventions en faveur de l’atteinte des objectifs pour le développement durable (ODD) et plus spécifiquement l’ODD4 en réduisant durablement le nombre d’enfants non scolarisés. L’Initiative repose notamment sur des études visant à : a) identifier les profils des enfants exclus grâce à des méthodes statistiques cohérentes et novatrices ; b) établir un lien entre ces profils et les barrières et goulots d’étranglement; c) identifier les offres d’éducation alternatives existantes en direction des enfants exclus du système éducatif et leur ampleur notamment en terme de nombre d’enfants concernés ; d) identifier des politiques novatrices de lutte contre l’exclusion dans une perspective multisectorielle, ciblées sur les profils identifiés ; e) et développer des initiatives d’apprentissages alternatifs.

A date, plus de 30 pays ont déjà réalisé ce type d’étude.

OBJECTIF DE LA CONSULTANCE

L’objectif global de cette consultation est de conduire une étude sur les enfants hors du système scolaire (déscolarisés ou non scolarisés) dans l’enseignement primaire et dans les trois premières classes du secondaire afin d’aider le Ministère de l’Enseignement Primaire et le Ministère de l’Education Secondaire à disposer de données sur les enfants hors système scolaire ainsi que sur ceux à risque de décrochage conformément à l’Initiative Globale en faveur des enfants hors système scolaire (OOSCI).

OBJECTIFS SPÉCIFIQUES DE LA CONSULTANCE

Les objectifs spécifiques assignés à la consultation sont les suivants :

Élaborer les profils spécifiques des enfants non scolarisés et des enfants à risque de décrochage, sur la base du manuel opérationnel[1] et des cinq dimensions d’exclusion (5DE). Ces profils doivent saisir la complexité du problème en termes d’ampleur, d’inégalités et de disparités. La composante quantitative de l’étude respectera les étapes décrites au Chapitre 4 du manuel de l’initiative globale OOSC. Il doit en ressortir clairement le nombre et le profil des enfants et adolescents en dehors de l’école et en risque de décrochage selon les âges, le sexe, la région de résidence, le milieu de résidence, le niveau socio-économique et autres caractéristiques identifiées grace à la revue de la littérature ;

  • Analyser les barrières (Chapitre 5 du manuel de l’initiative globale OOSC) auxquelles les enfants font face et clarifier les processus dynamique et causal liés aux 5DE en précisant notamment les causes internes (inhérentes au système éducatif) et externes de la non scolarisation et expliciter le processus d’exclusion scolaire;

  • Analyser les effets des politiques et stratégies d’éducation développées et mises en œuvre (y compris celle de l’offre d’un enseignement non formel) en lien avec les besoins complexes des enfants non scolarisés et ceux à risque de décrochage pour en déduire les bonnes pratiques et leurs faiblesses;

  • Elaborer, sur la base de l’analyse effectuée, des recommandations en vue de mettre fin à l’exclusion et de renforcer le maintien des enfants dans le système scolaire ; et proposer des formules de prises en charge efficace pour ceux qui sont en dehors du système scolaire

  • LES LIVRABLES ATTENDUS

Les livrables attendus au terme de cette étude quantitative et qualitative sont les suivants :

  • Note de cadrage qui présente la méthodologie de l’étude et explique clairement comment l’approche proposée permettra d’atteindre les objectifs. La note doit contenir les outils de collecte de données ainsi que le plan d’analyse. Elle comprendra également une proposition de chronogramme détaillé. Ce document sera présenté pour discussion aux membres de l’équipe technique avant sa soumission pour validation au comité de pilotage mis en place par le ministère.

  • Rapport préliminaire qui fera l’objet de discussions entre le cabinet et l’équipe technique et sera soumis à l’appréciation du comité de pilotage. Ce rapport qui est un rapport d’étape fera le point sur les données quantitatives collectées par l’équipe technique et analysées, les difficultés rencontrées ainsi que les moyens utilisés pour les surmonter.

  • Un rapport final présentant les différents résultats obtenus conformément aux objectifs fixés à l’étude. Il contiendra en outre un résumé analytique de 3-4 pages présentant une brève description du contexte de l’étude, les objectifs de l’étude, un aperçu de la méthodologie, les principaux résultats, ainsi que les pistes ou axes d’orientation pour répondre aux besoins éducatifs des enfants et adolescents hors système scolaire et pour lutter contre l’exclusion scolaire. Le résumé analytique sera soumis en français et en anglais. METHODOLOGIE

Le cadre conceptuel et méthodologique du Manuel opérationnel élaboré par l’UNICEF et l’Institut de statistique de l’UNESCO sera la base de l’approche méthodologique de cette étude. Ce Manuel fait partie intégrante des termes de référence. Toutefois le cabinet qui sera recruté détaillera dans son offre technique la méthodologie détaillée qu’il compte utiliser. Celle-ci devra intégrer deux approches complémentaires : une approche qualitative et une approche quantitative.

GESTION ET ORGANISATION

Conformément au Manuel Opérationnel UNICEF-UNESCO/Institut de Statistique de l’Initiative Mondiale sur les enfants hors de l’école[2]**, l’étude sera conduite sous la supervision technique d’un comité de pilotage. Ce comité ainsi qu’une équipe technique, qui travaillera étroitement avec les consultants, seront mis en place par le ministère en charge de l’enseignement primaire en concertation avec celui des enseignements secondaire et l’UNICEF. Leurs compostions et leurs missions seront définies dans des termes de référence qui seront élaborés à cet effet conformément au Manuel opérationnel susmentionné.

DUREE DE LA CONSULTANCE:

La durée prévue pour la prestation est de trois (3) mois (90 jours ouvrables) répartis sur la durée de l’Etude qui est de six (6) mois. Le cabinet doit indiquer dans un tableau chronogramme la répartition de ses prestations de 90 jours sur la durée de l’Etude dans l’offre technique qu’il soumettra à l’UNICEF.

CONDITIONS DE TRAVAIL

Le/la Consultant(e) chef d’équipe du cabinet séjournera au Niger durant la plus grande partie de la consultation ; et devra faciliter /informer les réunions de l’Equipe technique de l’étude et du comité de Pilotage ; et être en contact régulier avec le Chef de la Section Education de l’UNICEF.

Il est à noter que pour des raisons opérationnelles, une partie importante des responsabilités de l’Equipe technique telles que décrites dans le Global OOSC Initiative Opérational Manual devra être assurée par le cabinet en charge de l’étude (voir plus haut). COMPOSITION DE L’EQUIPE ET QUALIFICATIONS DE SES MEMBRES

Le cabinet doit disposer au moins du personnel suivant :

  • Un (e) chef d’équipe ;
  • Deux ou trois experts nationaux dont elle/il aura en charge le recrutement.

[1] UNICEF, UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), Global Partnership for education; Out-of-School Children Initiative: Operational Manual, UNICEF Programme Division, NY, April 2015.

[2] UNICEF, Programme Division (2015). Global Out-of-School Children Initiative Operational Manual. New York, USA, 148 pages.

How to apply:

Les soumissionnaires intéressés à postuler sont priés d’envoyer un message email à l’adresse nigerbid@unicef.org, afin de recevoir le dossier complet de la demande de proposition.

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Somalia: Aid Information Management Specialist

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-0381

Position:

Aid Information Management Specialist (AIMS)

Place of performance:

Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract duration:

24 days over 7 months

Starting date:

23-Nov-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

Monitoring aidflows is an integral part of the overarching Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) frameworks of the New Deal in Somalia and will be key to ensure an effective implementation of the National Development Plan. The reporting and monitoring arrangements of the Somali Compact specify that a framework should be established to monitor Compact implementation. The monitoring of aidflows will be led by the Somali Government.

Government authorities and development partners expressed dissatisfaction with the system for tracking aid flows — the Development Assistance Database (DAD) established by UNDP for the government- which was set up in the country in 2011 which operated until 2015. During that period the use of the DAD has been irregular and tracking of aid flows has been largely stymied. Lessons from other countries indicate that successful aid information management systems (AIMS) rely not only on

technological solutions but also on the institutional arrangements to encourage participation and reporting.

In 2014, government authorities recognized the need to conduct a review of the Development Assistance Database (DAD) and broader Aid Information Management in Somalia. In the “Concept Note for Developing a Somali Compact Monitoring Framework,” endorsed by the SDRF Steering Committee in August 2014, a review of the Somalia AIMS was identified as an essential next step for improving the quality of aid flow data.

In response to this identified need, UNDP and the World Bank supported a joint-consultancy assignment which was carried out in 2015. The consultancy included consultations with government, development partners and civil society, and resulted in the identification and proposal of strategic options tailored to the Somali context that respond to expectations of Somali stakeholders and donors.

These expectations mostly relate to the need to ensure that aid information management is nationally led and owned, simple and sustainable, contributes to improved communication and trust-building between government and donors, and helps develop institutional capacity. They refer also to the need for the data collection, verification, analysis, dissemination and interpretation process to be easy to manage by the different parties involved, and for the information to be accessible for citizenship. Within this framework, and based on the recommendations of the Aid Information Management Review, the Federal Government of Somalia is requesting support to UNDP for the development of a Somali-led Somali-owned Aid Information Management System which allows to have timely

information about aid flows delivered in the country as well as of foreseen envelopes to be invested in the country in the short and mid-term by development co-operation providers while promoting transparency and greater accountability on which type of aid is delivered in Somalia and how. The intention is that the Government of Somaliland would be endowed with a dedicated ‘window’ to enter and view data.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The main objective of the consultancy is to support the procurement by UNDP of a new Aid Information Management System in Somalia. The procurement process will be based on the recommendations of the Aid Information Management Review conducted in Somalia in 2015 and will engage the Federal Government of Somalia.

Expected output:

1) Complete tender dossier for the procurement and development of a new Aid Information

Management System (AIMS) for Somalia (19 days), including detailed:

o Functional specifications

o Technical specifications

o Evaluation grid

o Specifications of the development / design process which includes national partners

o Specifications of support services required after the software is operational (bug-management,….)

Specifications will build upon the findings from the Aid Information Management Report, and will include recommendations on open-source licensing.

2) Preparations of and participation in the evaluation of the bids, identifying potential companies to approach for implementation in case insufficient bids are received (5 days)

This also includes:

o Responding to questions during the procurement phase (on behalf of and through UNDP)

o Participation in the evaluation of proposals

Project reporting:

Deliverables:

Tender dossier for the procurement and development of a new Aid Information Management

System (AIMS) for Somalia

Evaluation of the bids (as part of a broader evaluation team)

Team management:

To be advised

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics, Development Studies..

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 8 years of demonstrable relevant Administration experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 8 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English (essential) and Somali (desirable).

Key competencies:

Accountability

• Mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations;

Planning and organizing

• Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an

efficient and timely manner;

• Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work;

• Ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent

activities

Teamwork and respect for diversity

• Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;

• Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multicultural,

multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender

Leadership and Self-Management

• Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

• Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure

• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Other relevant information:

The Consultant is required for 24 days from November 2016 to June 2017. The consultancy will mostly be home-based with a number of visits to Nairobi and or Mogadishu/Hargeisa to carry out consultations with Somali authorities and the evaluation of proposals in the procurement process of the new AIMS for Somalia. The time budget is based upon approximately 2-3 visits to Nairobi and Mogadishu/Hargeisa with the balance of work undertaken out of country.

The consultant will work closely with the UNDP Project Manager and Team Leader during the course of this assignment, as well as with the Federal Government of Somalia. The consultant will be required to visit and stay as necessary in Nairobi and Mogadishu (and eventually Hargeisa) for the duration of the assignment and all outputs must be completed, discussed and agreed with UNDP prior to the consultant’s departure.

How to apply:

Please apply via the following link: https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000000vxpa

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Somalia: Consultancy – Data Base Experts

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 05 Dec 2016

TOR for the Data Base Expert
PROJECT: A-03450: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING funded by European Commission.

Consultancy: Two (2) Experts: one (1) based in Puntland and one (1) based in Somaliland.
Development of a database on the licensing system enabling the monitoring, the verification and the management of the licences issued by both Ministries of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Puntland and Somaliland.

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland and Bosaso, Puntland

Background
The public and private sector institutional capacity building and strengthening project (PPICBS) is a three year programme funded by the European Union and will run from 2014 to 2017. The program seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the private sector to maximise and manage marine resources.
The overall objective of the action is ‘to contribute to improving livelihoods, food security and nutrition of the Artisanal Fisheries population in Somaliland and Puntland over 3 years through effectively functioning public and private fishery and coastal management sectors’. While the specific objective of the action is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministries of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Somaliland and Puntland and private sector to maximize and manage marine resources and environment.
Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the assignment is to support the implementation of the PPICBS project activities which is to strengthen the Capacity of the Ministries of Fisheries and Marine Resources to manage effectively marine resources and the coastal environment.
The consultant will work with other implementing staff to support the development of a licensing system and establish an accessible market information sharing network. The consultants will work with the Ministry staff to establish online database and for easy monitoring of information, verification and management of licenses. The consultants will provide training to the ministry staff to implement a counterfeit license prototype and manage the information of the fisheries in Somaliland and Puntland. This is to ensure an effective licensing data management system for better storage and monitoring of all fishery information by fishery staff and sharing with stakeholders for sustainable management of the fisheries in Somaliland and Puntland.
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Specific tasks

  1. Consultative strategic discussions with the Ministry of Fishery and Marine Resources staff and other stakeholders to identify best options of establishing data base system for the Ministries.
  2. Develop online database that can monitor, verify, and manage licensed fishermen/ associations. This is to allow for the ministry to use for information and licensing.
  3. Train and the key staff of the Ministry in order to create ownership and on how to use the new data base and establish sustainability mechanisms.
    Deliverables
  4. Established and fully functional database to support the licensing system in both Somaliland and Puntland.
  5. Staff of the two ministries trained and have competency required to operate the online database. Training modules and report will support this deliverable.
  6. A training manual for the Ministry explaining how to operate the online database.
    Required Skills and Experience
     A degree in any of these disciplines Information Technology, MBA with IT, Project management, Computer science, or at least related to the assignment.
    Additional information
    Duty station: One expert will cover Somaliland and be based in Hargeisa and attached to the Ministry of Fisheries in Somaliland, while the other one will be based in Bosaso and attached to Ministry of Fishery in Puntland.
    Contract Management
    Oxfam’s Project Manager will provide broad oversight to the consultancy while the project manager is responsible for the project and will manage the contract and coordinate the assignment and is the immediate contact point for the consultant.
    Time line
    The duration of the assignment will be determined by the consultant based on the expected deliverables.
    Consultant profile
    OXFAM is seeking seasoned consultants to undertake tasks mentioned above. The consultant must have carried our similar tasks in the past and demonstrated acceptable competencies.
     An in-depth knowledge and experience of establishing data base systems and designing websites
     The consultant should have worked for international organisations and UN agencies and can proof successful completion of tasks
     Previous experience and knowledge on development of a counterfeit proof trade licensing system.
     Proven ability to translate technical needs into database specifications and to develop a fully functional and user friendly database application
     Knowledge of Somaliland and Puntland institutional and local context is an asset
    Remuneration
    To be discussed with the prospective consultant.
    Expression of Interest
    These is for Somali nationals only (Somaliland and Puntland) and if you are interested in carrying out this data base establishment and web designing, please send the following:
  7. CV
  8. Cover Letter
  9. References of previous work
  10. Technical proposal (3 pages maximum) including the methodology proposed and an indicative work plan
  11. Comprehensive financial proposal with a detailed budget necessary to the completion of the tasks in the indicate time-frame.

How to apply:

The closing date for Applications is 5th December, 2016.
To apply for the above consultancy, please send your application to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

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Kenya: Terms of reference for use of android devices to manage online data.

Organization: Feed the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Dec 2016

Background.

Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act. Feed the Children Kenya office’s first program in the 1990s was the Dagoretti Children’s Centre (DCC) which assisted children who were physically challenged. In 2000, the organization opened the Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC) which rescued children who had been abandoned by family. In 2004, the organization began implementing the School Feeding Program (now called School Meals Programs). The program was in partnership with WFP and Ministry of Education and was aimed at encouraging children to attend school, improve school retention rates and reduce school drop-outs rates.

The overall goal of Feed the Children Kenya is to implement and promote community based sustainable programs through advocacy, care and protection, empowerment and capacity building. In the recent years, Feed the Children has structured programs in line with its Child Focused community development model. Projects being implemented are in the following pillars: Food & Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Health & Education and Livelihoods.

FEEDs vision is to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry while the mission is to provide hope and resources to those without life’s essentials. The guiding core values of the organization include: challenge convention, defend dignity, champion partnership, value every donor and drive accountability.

Scope, approach and methodology.

The training methodology will use a workshop style approach of training while providing a lot of practical sessions during the training. Theory sessions will be accompanied by practice to ensure that the trainees can adequately develop online data on the selected platforms.

Tentative training dates -10TH -13TH/ 01/ 2017.

Training Objectives.

Undertake an M&E/ IT/ Other FEED staff training on:

  1. Mobile data for surveys.
  2. Use of same platforms to manage regular project data
  3. Authoring of survey tools in. xls using the KPC questionnaire and exporting the tools into the survey.
  4. Data hosting-Online data server platforms e.g. ODK, Kobo, Ona, Enkento, etc.
  5. Editing the questionnaires to accommodate new changes
  6. Managing the online Survey data on the platform- Cleaning.
  7. Data quality mechanisms to reduce errors in data collection at the questionnaire level.
  8. Extracting the GPS coordinates and Using GIS software to plot and display data on basic maps and monitor data collection real time.
  9. Exporting the survey data into other formats.
  10. Setup of Tablets with the data collection tools. Specifications and software requirements for the gadgets.
  11. Data protection mechanisms
  12. Pros and cons of free subscription vs premium subscriptions.

Governance and accountability

FEEDs Obligations

  1. FEED will support the training logistics and provide any other necessary training materials
  2. FEED will orient the consultant to the data available and also the survey questionnaires in use.
  3. FEED to pay the agreed training fees after the receiving the invoice and training report.

Consultants Obligations

  1. The Consultant shall work closely and under the oversight of Head of Programs to deliver a quality training.
  2. The engagement will be for 4 working days starting from 10th January and end on the 13th January 2017.
  3. Submit the expression of interest to FEED prior to the engagement.
  4. Submit the training report 7 days after the training as support of the invoice that shall be submitted to FEED.
  5. The Consultant shall not assign or transfer any of the obligations or benefits of the engagement to 3rd parties without prior notification and consent of FEED in writing.
  6. The Consultant must uphold professional ethics and work within the Kenya labour laws.

Ethical principles & Values

  1. The Consultant should adhere to the FEED values, safety and security guidelines
  2. The consultant should maintain confidentiality of the report, raw data and any other information about FEED and the primary stakeholders
  3. The Consultant shall provide the above services to the highest professional and quality standards as deemed by FEED
  4. Upholds mutual respect for the child and all other stakeholders

Professional qualifications of the Consultant.

The key Consultant should ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Degrees in the Statistics with additional qualifications in Mobile data management.
  2. Diverse understanding and clear knowledge of Evaluation or Research
  3. Extensive knowledge i.e. between 3-5 years’ research and evaluation experience with international agencies
  4. Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter
  5. Have conducted similar evaluations in the recent past.

Deliverables timelines and work plans

  1. Start of the assignment –10th January 2017
  2. Submission of Final Report 20th January 2017 i

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements, send your proposal to boniface.mbithi@feedthechildren.org and copy rosemary.nyaga@feedthechildren.org by 9th December 2016.Note that the technical proposal and financial proposal should be send as separate documents. We regret that only short-listed proposals will be contacted.

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Kenya: Consultant: To document good practice in addressing child violence

Organization: GOAL
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

Background

GOAL has been operational in Kenya since 1995 implementing integrated child empowerment and protection (CEP), health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihoods programing. Since its inception, CEP programming has been the core of GOAL Kenya’s operations. Since 2012 GOAL has directly impacted the lives of 238,767 vulnerable children and youth living in urban informal settlements in Nairobi and hard to reach, disaster-affected populations such as pastoralist communities in Marsabit.

GOAL aims to bridge the gap between policies and guidelines developed by the government at national and county levels, and programming for vulnerable children and young people at community level. GOAL works to bring evidence from community level (including community challenges and priorities) to inform policy development/review and roll out, service design and service delivery.

Through partnership with local implementing partners (LIPs), and in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Department of Children’s Services (DCS), GOAL is currently supporting 151 schools, seven Statutory Children’s Institutions (SCIs), 63 Charitable Children’s Institutions (CCIs) and 1,800 parents to strengthen child violence detection, prevention and response mechanisms, reaching a total of 75,400 children. In collaboration with the MoH, GOAL and its LIPs have strengthened the operational and technical capacity of 29 Community Health Units (CHUs), benefitting 101,500 households.

Integrated Action to End Child Violence

In 2013, GOAL Kenya began it implementation a three year European Union funded ‘Integrated Action to End Child Violence’ that sought to eradicate all forms of violence against children. GOAL Kenya as lead agency delivers a set of interventions in partnership with the following organisations; Life Skills Promoters (LISP), Mukuru Slums Development Projects (MSDP) and Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI). The operational areas of the programme include Mukuru, Korogocho, Kariobangi, Dandora informal settlements in Nairobi County and Marsabit Central Sub County in Marsabit County.

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the eradication of all sorts of violence against children in extremely marginalized communities in Kenya. The specific objective of the programme is to improve the capacity of marginalized/vulnerable households, institutions, and communities in Nairobi’s informal settlements and Marsabit Central Sub County to detect, prevent and respond to any form of violence against children, and improve rehabilitation of child victims of violence.

The intervention has six specific results which a baseline survey “Integrated Action to End Child Violence Baseline Survey Report: Nairobi and Marsabit Action area” conducted in 2014 established benchmarks for four out of the six specific objectives. The six specific objective indicators are:

  1. % of children, parents and families with improved life skills that enable the participants to reduce their vulnerability to child violence

  2. % of beneficiaries who have secured employment (including self-employment)

  3. % of community groups with increased capacity to mitigate child violence risks, and recognize and respond to child violence incidences

  4. % of schools and institutions with increased capacity to mitigate child violence risks, and recognize and respond to child violence incidences

  5. of functional referral systems in the target areas

  6. of good practices and lessons learnt, disseminated to influence coordination and policy environment on issues of child violence

Child violence has been noted to have a devastating effect on the development of a child mentally, socially and physically. Result one is aimed at providing life skills to extremely vulnerable children, their families and communities in a bid to improve their capacity to recognize, combat and overcome child violence. Activities include planning and conducting of consultative meetings with key stakeholders, training of teachers and staff in schools, SCIs and CCIs, training of peer educators and establishment of peer education social clubs and also the provision of advocacy programmes to prevent violence against children.

Meanwhile, result two intends to achieve the strengthening of livelihood capacity through improved income opportunities for parents and children which has the ripple effect of reducing pressure on parents, reduced levels of domestic violence, increased support for victims and the development of positive coping mechanism for life changes. In the spirit of striding towards addressing the link between poverty and violence, the action is using training programmes to impart vocational, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, and business management skills to young people and parents of extremely vulnerable children and youth. The participants receive in-kind capital for business start-up with access to income generating activities and also through the apprenticeship and mentorship programmes, their employability is increased manifold.

Result three is aimed at improving the capacity of community groups to recognise, mitigate and respond to incidences of child violence. This outcome is based on the premise that violence against children is not random neither is it perpetuated by strangers but well known individual(s) who are close and at times have personal ties to the victims . More specifically, the resulting effect of such violence is that victims of childhood violence engage in drug and alcohol abuse as well as risky sexual behaviour. The aim of the intervention is to train the community on how to prevent the different forms of child abuse, how to identify abusers and report abuse to the appropriate community structures. Owing to the broad spectrum of the community; the capacity of local leaders (chiefs, their assistants, community opinion leaders, voluntary children officers) is built to achieve this goal.

Result four is geared towards strengthening the capacity of schools and child protection institutions in mitigating and responding to child violence. On account of this, SCIs, CCI’s, school heads, children, parents, care givers, school staff, Ministry of Education, Department of Children’s Services and Provisional Administration are among the key stakeholders sensitized and trained on the effects of child violence and the governmental standards set to link institutions to relevant networks thus strengthening the capacity of schools and institutions to mitigate and respond to child violence.

Result five aims to establish and /strengthen referral systems and networks to support sustainable and effective rehabilitation of victims of child violence. The identified gap here is that authorities are not sensitive to the particular needs of child victims of violence consequentially resulting in ineffective referral and rehabilitation services.

The final result six has the objective of ensuring knowledge sharing on good practices and lessons learnt to inform child protection policies. Certainly, through the implementation of the programme, a unique opportunity was provided for the strengthening and implementation of child protection policy and advocacy issues.

Purpose of Consultancy

The objective of the consultancy will be to identify and document good practice and learning garnered from the implementation of the ‘Integrated Action to End Child Violence’ to enable GOAL and its partners to disseminate the same to key stakeholders in children’s sector including Department of Children’s Services, Ministry of Education, Civil Registration Services at national and County levels and other non-state actors.

Scope

The project is operational in Nairobi and Marsabit Counties reaching out to 151 schools, 63 Charitable Children’s Institutions, seven Statutory Children’s Institutions and targeted communities in Nairobi’s informal settlements (Mukuru, Korogocho, Dandora and Kariobangi) and Marsabit Central district.

Activities

· Conduct desk review of the following documents developed during the programme as a first step to identifying best practises including but not limited to: Integrated Action to End Child Violence Mid-Term Program Evaluation Report, National Plan of Action for Children 2015-2022, Nairobi and Marsabit County Children’s Service Providers Directories, Let us Keep our Children Safe, Draft Positive Discipline Handbook and Day Care Centre Guidelines for Nairobi County.

· Development of an inception report

· Develop research tools to identify good practises and learnings from interventions carried out during the Action

· Collect data on learning from key stakeholders (including but not limited to Department of Children’s Services, Ministry of Education, targeted institutions and other non-state agencies) from Nairobi and Marsabit field sites

· Analyse the qualitative data generated from key informant interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs) with targeted beneficiaries

· Draft a final report on the analysis

Expected outputs/ deliverables:

· A short inception report including a detailed work plan, list of key informants to be interviewed, data collection tools and outline interview questions – one week after signing contract.

· Submit first draft report to GOAL Kenya for feedback after which a final copy of the report will be prepared and will only be accepted by GOAL Kenya when all comments have been adequately responded to.

· Submit the final copies of the report in 2 bound-hard copies and a soft copy in MS word and PDF.

· Submit complete data set and codebook and all original recordings and transcripts of qualitative and raw quantitative data.

Time frame for consultancy

From 1st December to 20th December, 2016

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a post graduate degree in psychology, sociology, Psycho-social sciences, anthropology
  • 5- 10 years’ experience in child protection
  • Experience in identification and documentation of good/ best practices
  • All team members have valid certificate of good conduct from Kenya Police

Interested and qualified consultants should submit their expression of interest containing and including the following documents:

Technical proposal

  • Methodology and approach to be used in undertaking the assignment
  • Work plan with timelines

· Evidence of relevant hands on experience related to the assignment in the recent past

· Contacts of organizations previously worked for.

· Curriculum vitae of key personnel

· References from previous evaluations undertaken

Financial proposal

· Consultant’s professional fee charges for the whole exercise in Kenya shillings

· Other relevant and allowable costs e.g. travel

Submission of proposals

The expression of interest document should be submitted in soft copy to allbids@ke.goal.ie Kindly use the consultancy title, “**Documentation of good practices in child protection**” as the subject of the application email. The closing date for all submissions is 25th November, 2016.

Evaluation and award of consultancy

GOAL will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. GOAL reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

Reporting lines

The Consultants will be reporting to GOAL Kenya Director of Programmes and liaise with GK Child Protection and MEAL teams.

How to apply:

The expression of interest document should be submitted in soft copy to allbids@ke.goal.ie Kindly use the consultancy title, “**Documentation of good practices in child protection**” as the subject of the application email. The closing date for all submissions is 25th November, 2016.

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Bangladesh: Aid Management Consultant-Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organization: Development Gateway
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

Duration: 9 months, approximate start date December 2016

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Day-to-Day

Development Gateway (DG) is currently implementing an exciting multi-year program with a dozen country governments to create and encourage the use of geospatial data for development. DG has partnered with major development partners, government institutions, and NGO and academic partners to promote geospatial data collection and use to improve development outcomes. The Aid Management Consultant will be an integral part ofthis program.

The Aid Management Consultant (AMC) will build the capacity of Government of Bangladesh counterparts in the Ministry of Finance to create and use geospatial data on aid activitiesthroughoutthe country. Thisincludes support to Ministry staff in coordinating data inputs and updates by partners in the government and funder community, capacity building for data management, and training of government and DP staff to analyze and use GIS data for planning, monitoring, evaluation and policy.

The AMC will work in partnership with government staff to implement a sustainable processfor data collection, and help develop skills and tools for data analysis within the government of Bangladesh. In addition, the AMC will work with the governmentto coordinate the update of geospatial information, including collecting relevant documentation from development partners and government and conducting training on usage of GIS data. The AMC will train partners on different tools and methods for policy-oriented analysis (especially geospatial analysis) and assist in designing and training for the roll-out of a newly-developed GIS visualization system. The AMC will also train users on the new GIS system, track any issues reported with system usage, and serve asthe first point of contact for questions from users.

Responsibilities :

● Coordination of in-country collection of geospatial data

● Validation of data in the system; checking for data inaccuracies and data completeness

● Support the preparation of report and donor profiles

● Preparation of professional presentations for meetings

● Daily collaboration with government partners to fine tune and implement data validation, reporting and accountability mechanisms and processes for data collection

● Continuous training of the business administrators and development partners (as needed)

● Liaising with the DG technical team regarding technical issues or questions from partners

Experience and Skills :

● At least 5 years of project management experience

● Excellent communication skills

● Fluency in English and Bengali

● Capability to work independently and with a team

● Excellent knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point)

● GIS experience preferred

● Experience in training and capacity building

● Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills

● High level of comfort adapting to new systems and technologies

● Demonstrated self-direction and personal initiative

● Prior experience working in Bangladesh

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to ​vgoas@developmentgateway.org​. Please put “Bangladesh Aid Management Consultant” in the subject line. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Turkey: Research and Analysis Manager

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Dexis is seeking an experienced Research and Analysis Manager for a multi-year, ongoing USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) project that provides remote third party monitoring and in-depth research and analysis reporting for USAID/OTI programming in Syria. The candidate will be responsible for results that include: managing research officers and remote field teams of data collectors/researchers; rapid analysis and reporting of data, both in written and oral form; working directly with the client to ensure the relevance of data collection and analysis to US government-wide audiences.

The work location for this position will be Istanbul, Turkey. This is a full time, long-term position. The start date for this position is anticipated to be in November 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary liaison between Dexis and USAID field staff and responsible for making key decisions regarding research and analysis under the program;
  • Provide clear, concise analysis from various information sources to USAID, USG officials, and other implementing partners. The candidate will be comfortable responding to requests in short timeframes while ensuring information integrity;
  • Develop and present on information products for a variety of different audiences, including USG officials, implementing partners, and humanitarian actors with involvement from USAID;
  • Manage the information collection process through engagement with in-country networks; maintaining field-based staff; and managing consistent information flows with high quality analysis of events;
  • Primary interlocutor between USAID and Dexis staff collecting the data on subjects including but not limited to politics, security, society, and economics in areas of Syria relevant to the USAID program.

Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum

    • Bachelor’s level degree plus five (5) years or
    • Advanced (Masters or above) level degree plus three (3) years of experience managing teams and programs with experience conducting analysis related to issues of politics, security, society, and economics in conflict environments;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills with at least (two) 2 years of experience in research and analysis in the Middle East;

  • Familiarity with the Syrian context, current dynamics, players, and evolution of the war over the past five years;

  • Ability to collaborate with and take guidance from USAID to ensure research is meeting USAID’s data collection and analysis needs;

  • Strong ability to communicate and present complex analysis clearly to diverse stakeholders

  • Experience managing teams of remote field staff in complex, high-speed and challenging conflict environments strongly preferred;

  • Fluent English speaker and professional proficiency in written and spoken Arabic is required in order to interface with field researchers;

  • Exceptionally organized and ability to work under pressure and respond to time sensitive requests;

  • Experience with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives strongly preferred.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position will report to the Chief of Party on all administrative and technical matters .

Winner of the 2014 Small Business of the Year at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and working in nearly 90 countries in FY 2015 for USAID and the Department of State, Dexis supports US federal agencies in the areas of program monitoring and evaluation, program learning, and program support. We are not only one of the fastest growing firms in international development, we are rated among the highest among our peers on employee-reviewed sites.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

How to apply:

Please apply at: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DEXISCONSULTINGGROUP&cws=1&rid=998

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Turkey: Consultant: Statistical Research

Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 22 Nov 2016

Terms of Reference – Statistical Research Consultant for the Norwegian People’s Aid Development Programme (Syria)

1. Background

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 30 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic.

NPA’s work is organised into four main activities: Long-term development cooperation (including humanitarian assistance in times of crisis), mine and explosive clearance, first aid and rescue services, and refugee, asylum and integration work in Norway. NPA adopts a partnership approach to long-term development work (including humanitarian assistance) and commits to support the capacity development of partners in the process of undertaking the work.

Since 2013 NPA has been responding to the crisis in Syria. From 2015 NP has been piloting a development project utilising public opinion poll surveys and focus group discussions. This project is implemented through a partnership framework. The management of partners is undertaken from neighbouring countries and the development and application of rigorous remote monitoring mechanisms is critical. The rapidly changing context in northern Syria means that programming has to be flexible and responsive, without sacrificing quality and accountability.

NPA is seeking to commission an external consultant to take role as a short-term Statistic Research Consultant for a pilot project.

2. Purpose and scope of the work

The purpose of consultancy is to build capacity of NPA staff and partners, as well to support and ensure the quality of the project implementation.

The consultant will:

· Provide capacity building (training, mentor/coaching) for staff and partners who are engaged in the project on survey design, analysis and reporting;

· Assess and assist partner data collection process and data analysis, in terms of the following criteria: accuracy, sampling appropriateness and proportion, relevance of results;

· By the end of each month, based on data collected by partners and inputted by NPA staff, provide a statistical report for the on-going project data collection, and aggregated reports as required;

· Set and provide GIS mapping information from data collected by partners;

· Assist in other analysis and reporting as required.

3. Outputs

a) Work Plan: This document will operationalize and direct the consultant services. It will describe how the service will be executed, thus refining and elaborating upon the terms of reference; it will be approved by NPA senior management and act as an agreement between parties for how the consultancy will be conducted. The work plan will include the following elements:

  • Level of expectations for quality services

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Capacity Building methodology

  • Information collection and analysis methods from partners

  • Reporting formats

  • Day by day work plan and time-frame for deliverables

b) Analysis and Reporting: The consultant will:

  • Review survey instruments

  • Develop an appropriate database

  • Design and apply an appropriate analysis methodology to the data set(s)

  • Provide a monthly and aggregated reports based on the database and results framework/indicators for the project

c) Capacity building plan for staff and partner on statistical data for monitoring and evaluation: The consultant will:

  • Assess the capacities of NPA staff and partners

  • Develop capacity development benchmarks

  • Design and deliver a systematic programme of capacity building for NPA staff and partners

4. Time Frame and deadlines

The evaluation is expected to take a total of 12 weeks spread over 6 months.

The work is expected to commence from the 1st December 2016.

5. Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Strong statistic background education and high level experience, particularly with statistical programs (i.e. SPSS, SAS, Minitab)

  • Relevant university degree (Masters preferred) in a field such as development studies, economics, marketing, and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, or Research and Data Management.

  • Proven knowledge of the range of applicable qualitative and quantitative research methods to project monitoring and evaluation, market research and opinion polls.

  • Ability to synthesise complex information and present it in simple language.

  • Excellent written and verbal English and Arabic language skills.

  • Knowledge and experience of the Syria crisis essential, and experience with remote management modalities preferred.

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and/or international work environment.

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; a high level of commitment to delivering quality results in a timely manner.

  • Strong ICT and GIS mapping skills preferred.

6. Ethics:

Due to the dynamic situation in which NPA and its partners operate, as well as the potentially life threatening nature of the issues involved, it is essential that the consultant adhere to strict ethical and security guidelines. Consultants have to demonstrate they are keenly aware of particular ethical and security issues that arise from working in this specific environment, including protection of local communities and the need for vigilant data handling and management.

7. Management of the consultant

The Consultant will be directly managed by the Development Programme Manager or delegated staff, with support from the Head of Development Programmes and Country Director.

How to apply:

8. How To Apply

Proposals must include:

  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages providing an introduction to the consultant, their relevant experience with reference to the Terms of Reference, and examples of previous work and their availability for the assignment.

  • A brief proposal of no more than 3 pages outlining the consultants’ understanding of the task and suggested methodologies with explanation and justification.

  • A 1-page budget, inclusive of fees and all anticipated costs.

  • A detailed CV, including relevant contactable references.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a skype/phone interview during the week beginning the 22nd November 2016.

Applications should be sent no later than the 22nd November 2016 to the Head of Development Programmes, at SimonW@npaid.org with cc to NPA HR : HRiraqsyria@npaid.org

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Kenya: CMLAP – Senior Analytics Specialist

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Nov 2016

Position Summary

The Senior Analytics Specialist will provide overall guidance and support on data analysis for sub purposes 1 and 2 (see above). S/he will be skilled in mining data and the application of inferential statistical methods to convert county clinical and public health data into information for evidence-informed programming. The Sr. Analytics Specialist will be well versed with the use of data mining tools, such as SQL and Access, and statistical applications, such as SAS and SPSS. S/he will work closely with the M&E Advisor as well as the Senior Data Systems Specialist and Senior DDU and Learning Specialist to support outcome measurement activities and ensure that data analyses provide information needed by CHMTs to answer key questions, support decision making, and create quality improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the M&E Advisor to strengthen/develop a framework and system for health outcome measurement at the county and sub county levels. The framework will include priority health questions; associated outcome measures, data sources, and methods; and guidance on frequency of data collection, reporting, dissemination, and methods to ensure internal and external data consistency.
  • Build consensus among county MLA stakeholders on priority health sector outcome measures that will be included in the three-year Health Sector Report and the CIDP.
  • Work with the Senior Governance Specialist to encourage county-level funding to support improved outcome measurement and MLA systems.
  • Work with the M&E Advisor and the Informatics Advisor to triangulate data from disparate county data systems.
  • Conduct outcome measurement and geospatial analysis for use in policy development, program planning, and management.
  • Work with the County Learning and Planning Specialists and the Sr. Data Use Specialist to enable counties to:

  • Continuously use data for quality improvement

  • Increase the use of gender- and age-disaggregated data in particular, and inferential statistics in general, for evidence-informed program management

  • Inculcate a culture of data demand and use within the CHMTs, including the provision of routine high-level statistical analyses

  • Develop the health county profiles to improve health policy and program decision making

  • Lead the development of data analysis for information products and data dashboards. This position will also support senior leadership in their collaboration with HIGDA.

  • Link to Palladium counterparts within the Kenya Measure Evaluation, Health Policy Plus and Strategic Information teams for cross-platform learning and sharing of strategies and techniques.

Educational background and Experience

  • Masters degree in related field: MSc Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Applied Mathematics
  • 5+ years’ experience in an analytic/statistical position for a PEPFAR-funded project
  • Demonstrated experience in manipulating large datasets
  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct analyses of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, EPI, R or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to strengthen outcome measurement systems and conduct outcome analysis, geospatial analysis, and other high level analyses
  • Data visualization skills for developing health county profiles, dashboards, and data warehouse
  • Demonstrated experience working with DHIS2, EMRs, CRVS, and other relevant Kenyan health information systems
  • Experience mining data from databases such as SQL or equivalent desirable
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
  • Excellent coordination and organization skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and solve problems
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

This position is based in Kisumu, Kenya. Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bi5tb25haGFuLjk3NDgxLjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Turkey: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (SYRIAN)

Organization: Ark
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

ARK are a research, conflict transformation and stabilisation consultancy that supports local communities in conflict and fragile areas. We believe that international stability, national security, community safety and individual empowerment are intrinsically linked. As a team at ARK, we partner with local stakeholders to provide insight and develop programmatic interventions that are of immediate, tangible assistance to conflict-affected communities. Many of our staff are drawn from beneficiary communities, hence ARK’s unique commitment and understanding of conflict zones.
ARK works to provide answers to critical questions in conflict environments such as understanding the impact of ongoing conflict on local civil society and governance actors, public opinions on international political initiatives, and predictive analysis of conflict evolution.
ARK employ a research-informed and evidence-based approach to designing and delivering our projects and programmes, utilising quantitative and qualitative research tools such as focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and other tools to understand the nuanced and diverse perspectives of local communities from the environments in which we work.
ARK are looking to fill one position with immediate effect that will be based in Istanbul, Turkey. The Research Associate’s principal responsibility will be to contribute to the development of ARK research products through primary research and analysis. The Research Associate also plays a supporting role in other functions of ARK’s Research and Analysis team, such as concept development, direct support to programme delivery, and support to monitoring and evaluation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

● On a weekly basis, deliver the primary-research component of recurring English-language research deliverables, by:
o Collecting Arabic-language data from social media.
o Conducting Arabic-language interviews with contacts from or in Syria.
o Analysing Arabic-language data from a variety of sources, including social media, focus groups recordings, and field surveys.
o Collecting and analysing data on English-language media coverage of the Syrian conflict.
o Synthesising findings on the above research activities in well-organised, well-written documents in English (some with templates, others not).
● Maintain situational awareness of the Syrian conflict and its ramifications, and make use of such awareness to support the best decision-making by ARK and its programme teams. Examples of such tasks include:
o Staying abreast of recent developments in Syria and across the region, by methodically consulting a variety of sources. Particular emphasis is placed on humanitarian conditions, security conditions, and the status of women.
o Identifying trends that stand out in developments in a given period, which may present risks and opportunities for current or future ARK programming.
o Triangulating information to ground-truth reports about an individual incident.
o Comparing findings of such research with colleagues.
o Synthesising the above-mentioned research in English-language documents.
● Write statements of work, perform administrative tasks, and conduct follow-up to ensure the timely delivery of quality research products from sub-contracted research organisations.
● Organise and carry out telephone surveys of respondents inside Syria.
● Support the work of other ARK departments, for example by proposing approaches to monitoring and evaluation, viewing and reviewing audio-visual products in Arabic, performing minor translation tasks, or writing and formatting briefing documents about current events for donors.
● Provide substantive feedback on research and programme documents.
● Support identification of Syrian partner organizations.
● Develop and keep up-to-date standing corporate briefing products, including presentations, infographics, and maps.
● Track, read, and back-brief on research produced by major research organisations and think tanks.

● Maintain and populate high-quality, compelling and reader-friendly templates for materials including but not limited to: long-form reports, short spot reports, flyers, infographics, website pages, and cover emails.
● Engage in rigorous professional conduct, creative enquiry and the highest standards of research and analysis design, ethics, conduct and report writing.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field of study – International Relations, Political Science, Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Translation/Interpretation, or Information Management.
• A minimum of one years’ experience in undertaking qualitative or quantitative research activities and report production, preferably in the MENA region.
• Excellent analytical ability and superb attention to detail.
• Willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities, ranging from low-skill rote data collection tasks to higher-level analysis of primary data.
• Native fluency in Syrian Arabic.
• Strong English writing skills.
• Arabic/English translation experience is an asset.
• Knowledge of GIS, SPSS, and/or Adobe InDesign are assets.
• Experience in the development or humanitarian sectors is highly regarded.

How to apply:

Applicants should forward a Covering Letter with up to date CV to HR@arkgroupdmcc.com with Research Associate (Syrian) in the subject line of the email.

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United States of America: Refugee Specialist

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016

Overview:

As part of a growing portfolio in programming and policy work in refugee, stateless, unaccompanied minors and internally displaced populations, AIR is seeking to hire a refugee specialist to work in its Washington D.C. office. Established in 1946, American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one the largest social and behavioral science research organizations in the world. AIR has around 1800 research, technical and administrative staff and receives funding from USAID, US DOS, US DOJ, HHS, UK AID, World Bank, UNICEF and UNHCR, as well as through foundations. In the last 70 years, AIR has worked in over 60 countries around the world on research and programmatic implementation of education, health and workforce interventions in low-resource, post-conflict rural and urban developing country contexts, as well as in refugee settings and complex emergencies. AIR has decades of experience working on education projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
The UNHCR estimates nearly 65 million individuals are fleeing their homes due to war, persecution and violence. With a mission to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, AIR is committed to research, policy and programmatic efforts to assist governments, the UN, and key stakeholders in finding more effective and innovative ways to protect the rights of those forcibly displaced, as well as meet the growing social and emotional learning, health and wellbeing, and livelihoods needs of these individuals and their communities.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be part of a team that is conceptualizing and developing an evidence-based intervention approach to refugee response, resettlement and integration, and preparedness within a framework of international refugee and human rights law, current policy and practices in forced migration, and new trends and patterns emerging from policy debates around existing refugee responses. The candidate will work collaboratively with practitioners and researchers domestically and internationally, as well as experts in social and emotional learning, gender based violence, youth development, child and family health and wellbeing, data science and survey methodology, and workforce development in an effort to coordinate new methodologies, approaches and business opportunities in this field. The candidate will be expected to travel 20-30% time domestically and internationally.
The ideal candidate will have significant international field experience in refugee, stateless or internally displaced settings, specifically in an area such as education, gender based violence, mental or physical health, youth development, or livelihoods protection. In addition, the candidate should have significant experience working on refugee-focused proposals and business development efforts.

Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or higher in international refugee law or policy, or any of the following: international relations, international health, international public policy, international development, human rights, human security, humanitarian assistance
• Minimum of ten years of refugee service delivery and program management field experience in camp, settlement or urban settings
• Knowledge of UNHCR, UNICEF and/or donor government policies and practice related to refugee response, preparedness and integration
• Preferred knowledge of and experience in gender challenges, sexual gender based violence, violence against children and youth
• Experience in proposal and business development, as well as writing and publishing on refugee issues
• Fluency in English and strong working knowledge of another relevant UN language, with excellent oral and communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with teams and across-cultural contexts, at UN and government levels as well as with vulnerable communities and individuals

How to apply:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/9098/refugee-specialist/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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Somalia: Case Assistant (Re-advert)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

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SPECIAL VACANCY NOTICE
Open to Internal & External Candidates
Position Title: Case Assistant (Re-advert)
Vacancy No: SVN/IOMSO/083/2016
Duty Station: Baidoa, Somalia
Classification: General Staff, Grade G4/1 (Third Party)
Type of Appointment: 6 Months Short Term Contract with possible Extension

Organizational unit : Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Unit

Reporting directly to : Project Assistant – DDR
Overall supervision: Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR)Programme Coordinator
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 18 November 2016.
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Context:
IOM supports the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to assist with the transitioning and reintegration of youth at risk. Assistance is focussed toward capacity building initiatives for government ministries, the establishment of transition centres and programming to assist with the return and reintegration of youth at risk.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Assistant, the Case Assistant will act as a key support agent to the Centre Administrative Assistant and the Programme Coordinator for the support to the National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaging Combatants including coordination and liaison with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), AMISOM and local authorities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Welcoming and encoding in the Information Counselling and Referral System (ICRS)Database all registrants, trainees, or any other beneficiary of the reintegration service 2. Advising those that present themselves and request assistance from the Baidoa Transition Centre office
  2. Referring the caseload that present themselves at the Baidoa office to potential Service Providers;
  3. Encoding of all service providers, training institutions, credit Institutions, etc. into the ICRS database
  4. Updating the Database according to the needs of the center;
  5. Maintaining case files of all beneficiaries and activities,
  6. Producing weekly reports, and whenever requested, special reports for the district authorities, AMISOM and UNSOM;
  7. Undertake additional requests as deemed appropriate by the Centre Administrative Assistant and Field Officer in coordination with the District Authorities,
  8. Ensure that confidentiality and the right to privacy is maintained with regard to all beneficiaries as well as files;
  9. Monitor / report to the client’s management any security incidents and abide by security regulations.
  10. Perform any other duties assigned by the project assistant in consultation and coordination with the district authorities
  11. 1. Required Qualifications and Experience
    Education
     Minimum of High School Diploma/Certificate or Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, business administration or development studies.
     Computer literate in MS office applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and Database applications.
    Experience
     High School Diploma/Certificate with minimum 4 years experience or Bachelor Degree with minimum 2 years of experience – working with either the public sector or non-government sector.  Previous experience working with youth at risk and or the return and reintegration at risk groups a considerable advantage.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and presentational skills; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility

    1. Good knowledge of south west state region, and willing to travel throughout the area
       Experience of working in the Baidoa also an advantage.
       Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from different cultures and professional backgrounds
      Required Languages –, Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
      .
      Required Competencies
      Behavioural
       Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
       Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
       Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
       Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
       Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
       Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
       Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
       Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
       Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
       Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
       Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
       Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
      Other
      Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
      Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
    2. How to apply:
      Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy Name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int
      Closing Date: 18 November, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
      Posting period:
      From 11.11.2016 to 18.11.2016

How to apply:

  • How to apply:
    Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy Name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int
    Closing Date: 18 November, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Posting period:
    From 11.11.2016 to 18.11.2016

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Thailand: UI/UX Internship

Organization: ReliefWeb
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 12 Jan 2017

Org. Setting and Reporting:

This internship is located in the Bangkok Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent will report to an Editorial Assistant and the Head of Office.

Background: Currently ReliefWeb is based on Drupal, with content served via an API. The incumbent will evaluate implementation options for the redesign and functional revamp of ReliefWeb’s Training section at reliefweb.int/training. The OCHA Internship is for a minimum duration of three months with an opportunity for extension up to six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).

Administrative requirements:
Candidates must be medically insured; able to obtain necessary visas and arrange travel to the United Nations ESCAP, as well as cover the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenditure for the duration of the internship. For further information, please consult the United Nations Secretariat internship website at: https://careers.un.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Help implement the functional and visual redesign of the training section: www.reliefweb.int/training. You will be required to create attractive, high quality responsive designs for multiple languages, ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and evaluate implementation options.

  • Create design artifacts in various levels of fidelity from wireframes to polished visual design and detailed specifications. Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including product ideation and definition, UI design, and user research and testing.

  • Help develop new user-facing features and create prototypes of the new training section, including features such as a humanitarian calendar and ‘related content’ from other sections of the site.

  • Assist in producing wireframes, user flows and/or concept note for planned mobile apps.

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders on interaction design and visual design. Assure that all user input is validated before submitting it to the back end.

  • Maintain coding documentation and follow best practices.

  • Redesign training submission form and collaborate to help improve posting workflow.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education:

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Competencies:

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript is required.

  • Ability to understand business goals and the target audience is desirable.

  • Strong understanding of user interface design, user experience and information architecture. Familiarity with developing user flows and mobile UI/UX is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of content management systems is desirable.

  • Knowledge of Drupal is an advantage.

Work Experience:

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme; however any practical and academic experience on humanitarian issues including humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming is an asset. Research interest and published work on these or/and any related areas is desirable.

Language:

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

Assessment:

Hiring Managers will conduct reviews of PHPs and contact applicants directly for further consideration. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

  • Your availability dates for internship
  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing
  • Expected graduation date
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • Explanation why you are the best candidate for that specific office (s).

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=69642

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Jordan: GIS Specialist, USAID/Jordan Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP), Amman, Jordan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016

GIS Specialist, USAID/Jordan Monitoring & Evaluation

Support Project (MESP), Amman, Jordan

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 Monitoring & Evaluation Support Program (MESP) provides evaluation assistance, M&E training and support, and strategic communications assistance to the USAID Mission in Jordan as well as local implementing partners. The program enables the Mission to fulfill its performance monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and information sharing as mandated by Agency guidance.

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

Position Summary:
The GIS Specialist will be responsible for managing spatial datasets and creating maps and other cartographic products as required by USAID/Jordan and MESP. The GIS Specialist will be required to work effectively with USAID, the GoJ, and other third parties to collect, update, and maintain geospatial datasets. Building collaborative, positive, and mutually beneficial relationships with MESP partners is imperative. Additionally, the GIS Specialist may be tasked with leading field data collection efforts.

The position will be full-time during the term of this contract and will be located in Amman, Jordan.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist USAID and MESP in developing effective tools and processes to collect, manage and combine spatial datasets.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the GoJ, USAID, and third party partners to establish and maintain library of geospatial data including project specific datasets and base data.
  • Standardize and clean geospatial datasets and associated attributes across project specific datasets.
  • Lead field data collection efforts as necessary using smartphones, paper surveys, and other data collection techniques.
  • Create maps, infographics, and other cartographic products on a regular and ad-hoc basis.
  • Conduct basic geospatial analysis on collected datasets per the direction of USAID and MESP.

Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of professional experience in GIS, geography, or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in geography, cartography, GIS, earth sciences, or related field
  • Five years’ experience with ArcGIS Desktop 9x, 10x.
  • Experience with QGIS, other open source GIS software, and ArcGIS Online.
  • Experience in supporting field data collection utilizing mobile data collection devices and applications.
  • Excellent data management skills and experience working with datasets in multiple formats including shapefile, geodatabase, CSV, and XLS.

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: http://www.Click2apply.net/zghd5dr3zj

How to apply:

Apply Online

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United States of America: Senior Director, Marketing Analytics

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 12 Nov 2016

Background/IRC Summary:

IRC’s Revenue department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s financial resources, and plays an important strategic role in the creation of its brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals. The IRC’s strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. Revenue comprises colleagues and teams delivering government funding, marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, and corporate & foundation partnerships to support this work. Primarily these colleagues are located in the USA – but IRC plans to significantly expand its global Revenue footprint in the coming years.

Revenue is at the beginning stages of creating a new radical and ambitious strategy that will enhance IRC’s ability to ‘punch above its weight’ in income and awareness. We are building a new culture and supporting our colleagues in their efforts to deliver transformational and best in class work. At the same time – believing that the root of success lie in a high performance team and culture – we need to build our internal infrastructure – ensure we build a strong global team, the dynamic culture, forward thinking ethos, and 21st century reporting, operational and business management practices that will help it achieve its ambitious goals.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Sr. Director Marketing Analytics will be managed by the VP Marketing. The role will be to establish and implement the core metrics that underpin the data-driven approach to supporter engagement and recruitment, to which IRC is committed. This will involve working closely with the global media agency and internal staff to establish and set up the tracking for global marketing analytics. The ever dynamic nature of digital media and its close connection to the daily news agenda means that this is a crucial role at IRC, ensuring that the strategic priority of database decision making is achievable. The connection with social sentiment and revenue generation is something that we have clearly seen in our data over the past year and is a crucial aspect of our future revenue generation strategy.

S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that the analytics captured are easily accessible to both members of the core marketing team and colleagues throughout IRC, in order for them to make fast decisions around where to optimize creative, media or message across a global audience.

S/he will be experienced in the implementation of global marketing analytics, having worked in key global digital fundraising markets, including, but not exclusively: USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, Australia, and the MENA region. They will be expert in the main analytics tools across both core web metrics tracking, such as Google Analytics and Tag Manager, A/B and MVT tracking tools such as Optimizely and also social sentiment and influence tracking tools such as BuzzSumo.

S/he will be expected to set up multiple GA dashboards for all the key audiences and digital channels through which IRC wishes to engage and measure its global audiences. This will involve coordination with other IRC offices (currently in the UK and the Netherlands), colleagues in Communications, Advocacy and the Field. And will also partner with IRC’s Operational teams (International Programs, Policy and Practice and US Programs) and with HR, Finance and IT services.

All roles in the Marketing team will support the VP Marketing in ensuring the success of the IRC 2020 Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Strategy, specifically the key strategic driver of the PSE Strategy – Best-in-Class Global Digital.

Major Responsibilities:

1 Lead on the strategy and set up of IRC’s global digital engagement and donor analytics 2 Manage and refine multiple GA dashboards to provide instant information to colleagues on tests and optimisation recommendations, across messaging, creative, user experience and media placement 3 Plan and oversee, along with the Marketing team, the measurement of a country-specific (initially USA) recruitment plan and then building to a global digital recruitment plan, which delivers a positive ROI, to be set by the Senior Vice President Revenue 4 Work closely with a global digital media agency to devise and roll out the measurement of a global digital fundraising recruitment strategy developed in conjunction with the Marketing team 5 Ensure that all key target markets globally are tracked to the same high standards 6 Continually suggest tests and iterations across all digital recruitment and retention, based on data, to maximize engagement and revenue 7 Work with key colleagues to quickly identify and solve tagging or tracking challenges which undermine data integrity. 8 Support and deliver the frameworks and ways of working that create best support for high quality continual innovation in the digital analytics space 9 Provide regular real-time status reports on performance and suggested enhancement to maximize results 10 Work with integrity and accountability to the “IRC Way” – IRC Global Standards for Professional Conduct

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor Degree

Work Experience:

  • 10+ years work experience in modern high performance global marketing analytics environments
  • Understanding of the global digital fundraising marketplace with extensive experience in delivery of tracking and optimizing international digital fundraising and fundraising campaigns for non-profits
  • Proven ability using analytics to inform and influence decision making

Demonstrated Skill and Competencies:

  • Global experience in marketing analytics for global non-profits, including but not exclusively, in the following areas:

  • Online donor recruitment

  • Day-to-day working with a global media agency

  • Analytics set up and monitoring

  • Search and display marketing

  • Social media marketing

  • SEO

  • Sentiment tracking

  • Data capture (ie online petitions)

  • Experience with scrum-based agile project management

  • Creates and owns recruitment metrics and goals to determine what will move the needle

  • Rigorous and critical thinker, able to ask probing clear questions and drive toward solutions quickly

  • Predisposition towards simple and practical solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills, collegial and collaborative

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Experience in international contexts

  • Fluent in English with preference to candidate who speaks additional languages (French, German, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, etc.)

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci43MzAxMS4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Programme Liaison Officer, DRC / Chargé de liaison du programme, RDC

Organization: INTEGRITY
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

Terms of Reference – Programme Liaison Officer, M&E Unit for the International Security and Stabilisation Support Strategy 2

Full-Time. Based in Goma, DRC with some regional travel

Who we are:

Integrity sets the international standard for ethically delivered, expert services in challenging, complex and fragile environments. We work to assist our clients in the international community and the global private sector to transform conflict and build stability, accountability and prosperity. We aim to help our clients succeed in fragile and challenging environments while building trust and giving a voice to local people.

We deliver five key services: research and analysis / project and programme design, monitoring and evaluation / stakeholder engagement / capacity development / project and programme management and implementation.

Our services are underpinned by the principles on which the company was founded: a commitment to local context, ethical procurement of local services and expert and high quality delivery. We work to build skills in the geographies where we work by investing in long-term presence and sustained relationships with national organisations, networks and individuals.

Integrity employs a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, researchers, evaluators and analysts with years of experience delivering complex programmes in fragile geographies across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Further information about Integrity can be found at www.integrityglobal.com.

About the programme:

DFID has contracted Integrity and WYG to establish a Monitoring & Evaluation Support Unit (the M&E Cell) to develop and implement an overarching M&E Strategy for the ISSSS. Our goal is to set up a system that keeps track of progress at Strategy level and to keep track of implementing partners’ contribution to ISSSS. Integrity is looking for a Programme Liaison Officer for the whole duration of implementation.

Scope of work:

The Programme Liaison Officer (PLO) will provide support to all M&E activities and general coordination support to the M&E team. This includes supporting with reporting, verifying data, M&E approach design, capacity building, organising logistics and document production.

The objective of this liaison is to obtain high quality data from partners and to record, summarise, produce, verify and validate reports by the partner organisations. The position will also involve providing feedback to partners on the quality of their data, identification of training needs and, to some extent, conducting training of partner organisations’ personnel. A large portion of the PLO’s work will also involve establishing and managing good working relationships with programme and data collection partners in Goma and in the provinces (North Kivu, South Kivu, Ituri). The PLO’s success in these tasks is vital to the success of the programme. As one of the public faces of the programme and the primary point of contact for many programme partners, the PLO will be expected to represent the MESU, M&E Unit and the company with confidence and professionalism.

The Project Manager will manage the daily work of the PLO in country, but the PLO will also report to the Team Leader. The PLO’s contract will be managed by Integrity.

Terms of Reference:

  • Verify and validate reports and monitoring data presented in other formats coming from ISSSS Implementing Partners (IPs) and verify quality of data coming from Aligned Partners (AP).
  • Engage with IPs and APs to ask for clarifications during the data verification process. Understand and report to MESU (orally and in writing) technical problems and capacity gaps. Carry out spot-checks.
  • Ensure that MESU requirements are met by partners, including asking them for additional data, or for clarifications on data, prompting them for submission of activity reporting, following-up on late, missing or inconsistent data, and conducting spotchecks on partners.
  • Engage with IPs and APs to maximise support for MESU’s approach. The PLO will need to introduce the programme, communicate the objectives of the programme, the objectives of each partnership, and what is needed from each partner to ensure that the MESU and the M&E Cell of the SSU has the cooperation it needs. Production of reports on engagement activities, written in French
  • Coordination of meetings with new and existing IPs and APs. The PLO will be expected to lead these meetings on their own with confidence, and to make comprehensive, well-structured and actionable notes.
  • The design of capacity building and technical support interventions will be led by other MESU team members, but the PLO is expected to provide inputs to the design based on liaison activities
  • The delivery of capacity building and technical support activities will be led by other MESU and M&E Cell members, but the PLO is expected to carry out some of these activities (on a case-by case decision)
  • Inputs on design, delivery and analysis of programme-level data collection exercises, under supervision by other MESU team members and in cooperation with IPs and APs
  • Contribute to assessment of IPs’ M&E systems and capacity based on predetermined assessment framework (where the PLO could provide inputs)
  • Supporting production of summaries/knowledge products by contributing relevant sections, written in French
  • Organize and oversee the transfer of monitoring data from programmes (i.e., IPs and APs) to MESU and the SSU M&E Cell.
  • The PLO is expected to support the M&E and other Cell team members with any administrative tasks as may be required. This might include office administration, logistics, filing etc.

Education and Experience:

The candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in reporting functions: Development of templates, verification and validation of reports, report writing
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in partner liaison, ideally with the purpose of verifying/validating data/reports This should ideally have been for development and/or humanitarian programmes Capacity development and/or training experience related to M&E tools, methods and data collection (data collection alone is not enough experience to be a strong candidate for this role)
  • Experience in working with indicators (development, data collection, development of tools, etc).
  • Familiarity with theories of change and how they relate to practical programming.
  • Significant experience working across the Eastern DRC context, including in North and South Kivu and Ituri provinces
  • Demonstrable cultural awareness of the Eastern DRC context and how it is different from other parts of DRC
  • Familiarity with M&E systems and processes

Competencies:

The candidate will be able to:

  • Use the Microsoft Office suite every day with confidence and Excel in particular

Languages:

  • Fluent French
  • Communicate in written and spoken English in a professional environment

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Mandat – Chargé de liaison du programme, Unité de S & E pour la Stratégie internationale d’appui à la sécurité et à la stabilisation II

Full time – Basé à Goma, RDC avec quelques voyages régionaux

Le programme

DFID a confié à WYG et à Integrity la création d’une unité de suivi et d’évaluation (unité de S & E) chargée d’élaborer et de mettre en œuvre une stratégie globale de S & E pour l’ISSSS. Notre objectif est la mise en place d’un système permettant de suivre les progrès au niveau de la stratégie et de suivre la contribution des partenaires de mise en œuvre à l’ISSSS. Integrity recherche un agent de liaison (PLO) pour toute la durée de la mise en œuvre.

Objet du travail L’agent de liaison du programme (PLO) apportera son appui à toutes les activités de S & E et à l’appui de la coordination générale à l’équipe de S & E.

Cela comprend les rapports, la vérification d’information, la conception de l’approche de S & E, le renforcement des capacités, l’organisation de la logistique et la production de documents.

L’objectif de cette liaison est d’obtenir des informations de haute qualité auprès des partenaires et d’enregistrer, synthétiser, produire, vérifier et valider les rapports des organisations partenaires.

Il s’agira également de fournir aux partenaires des informations sur la qualité de leurs informations, sur l’identification des besoins en formation et, dans une certaine mesure, sur la formation du personnel des organisations partenaires. Une grande partie du travail du PLO impliquera l’établissement et la gestion de bonnes relations de travail avec les partenaires de programmes et de collecte d’information à Goma et dans les provinces (Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu, Ituri). Le succès du PLO dans ces activités est vitale pour la réussite du programme. Comme visage public du programme et le principal point de contact pour de nombreux partenaires, le PLO devrait représenter le MESU, l’unité de S & E Unit et Integrity avec confiance et professionnalisme. Le manager de projet gérera le travail quotidien du PLO dans le pays. Le contrat du PLO sera géré par Integrity.

Description de l’emploi

  • Vérifier et valider les rapports et les informations de surveillance présentés dans d’autres formats en provenance des partenaires de mise en œuvre (IPs) de l’ISSSS et vérifier la qualité des informations fournies par les partenaires alignés (APs)
  • S’engager avec les IPs et les APs pour demander des éclaircissements pendant le processus de vérification des informations. Comprendre et signaler à MESU (oralement et par écrit) les problèmes techniques et les lacunes de capacité. Effectuer des contrôles sur place.
  • Contrôler que les exigences du MESU soient respectées par les partenaires, notamment en leur sollicitation des informations supplémentaires ou en apportant des éclaircissements sur les informations, et encouragement à soumettre des rapports d’activités, à faire le suivi des informations tardives, manquantes ou incohérentes et à effectuer des contrôles ponctuels auprès des partenaires.
  • S’engager avec les IPs et les APs pour maximiser le soutien à l’approche de MESU. Le PLO devra présenter le programme, communiquer les objectifs générales et les objectifs de chaque partenariat et ce qui est nécessaire de chaque partenaire pour s’assurer que le MESU et l’Unité de S & E du SSU ont la coopération dont ils ont besoin. Production de rapports sur les activités d’engagement, écrit en français
  • Coordination des réunions avec les IPs et APs existants et nouveaux. Le PLO sera appelée à diriger ces réunions en toute confiance et à prendre des notes complètes, bien structurées et réalisables.
  • La conception des activités de renforcement des capacités et de soutien technique sera dirigée par d’autres membres de l’équipe MESU, mais le PLO devrait réaliser des contributions à la conception fondée sur des activités de liaison
  • L’exécution des activités de renforcement des capacités et d’appui technique sera dirigée par d’autres membres du MESU et de la unité de S & E, mais le PLO devrait mener certaines de ces activités (au cas par cas)
  • Les intrants sur la conception, la livraison et l’analyse des exercices de collecte d’information au niveau du programme, sous la supervision d’autres membres de l’équipe MESU et en coopération avec les IPs et les PAs
  • Contribuer à l’évaluation des systèmes et de la capacité de S & E des IPs sur la base d’un cadre d’évaluation préétabli
  • Soutenir la production de sommaires / produits de connaissance en contribuant aux sections pertinentes, écrit en français
  • Organiser et superviser le transfert des informations de surveillance des programmes (c’est-à-dire les IP et les AP) vers MESU et l’unité de S & E de la SSU.
  • Le PLO devrait soutenir les membres de l’Équipe de S & E et d’autres unités avec toutes les activités administratives qui pourraient être nécessaires. Cela peut inclure l’administration du bureau, la logistique, le classement, etc.

Éducation et expérience

Le candidat aura:

  • Minimum de 5 ans d’expérience dans les fonctions de reporting: Elaboration de modèles, vérification et validation de rapports, rédaction de rapports
  • Expérience minimale de 5 ans en liaison avec les partenaires, idéalement dans le but de vérifier / valider les informations / rapports. Idéalement, expérience acquise au sein d’un programme de développement et / ou humanitaire. Une expérience dans la collecte de données ne suffit pas pour être un candidat solide à ce rôle)
  • Expérience dans le travail avec les indicateurs (développement, collecte d’information, développement d’outils, etc.).
  • Connaissance des théories du changement et de leur lien avec la programmation pratique.
  • Expérience significative dans le contexte de l’Est de la RDC, y compris dans les provinces du Nord et du Sud-Kivu et de l’Ituri
  • Une prise de conscience culturelle manifeste du contexte de l’est de la RDC et de sa différence par rapport aux autres parties de la RDC
  • Connaissance des systèmes et processus de S & E

Compétences

Le candidat sera en mesure de:

  • Utiliser Microsoft Office tous les jours avec confiance et Excel en particulier Langues
  • Français courant
  • Utiliser l’anglais écrit et parlé dans un environnement professionnel

How to apply:

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this web-form including as much detail as possible: https://www.integrityglobal.com/apply/

Deadline for applications: 18 November 2016

Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Integrity is an equal opportunities employer. And positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by UK data protection laws

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Comment postuler

Si vous êtes intéressé par ce poste, veuillez remplir le formulaire suivant: https://www.integrityglobal.com/apply/

Date limite de candidature: 18 novembre 2016

Veuillez noter que seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés. Integrity est un employeur qui offre l’égalité des chances. Nous favorisons positivement les candidatures de postulants qualifiés et admissibles, indépendamment du sexe, de la race, du handicap, de l’âge, de l’orientation sexuelle, de tout changement sexuelle, de la religion ou des convictions, de l’état matrimonial ou de la grossesse et de la maternité. Nous respecterons votre confidentialité et respecterons les lois britanniques sur la protection d’information.

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Iraq: IMO – Iraq (Erbil)

Organization: iMMAP
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 30 Dec 2016

Project: iMMAP Iraq

Position: Information Management TA Officer

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

Reporting To: Country Representative

The Information Management Officer manages Information Management activities under the guidance and supervision of the iMMAP Country Representative. The assigned tasks are as follows:

· Coordinate the efforts to build a national staff trained to be able to fulfill the information management tasks and activities.

· Plan, coordinate and deliver Advance training in GIS and related information management systems and processes at required levels.

· Coordinate all MIS activities, with support of National Information Officer, with all relevant Iraqi counterparts, making sure that all operational, planning and capacity building goals are consistent with the broad objectives of the government of Iraq.

· Lead and supervise the development of country base map of Iraq as it relates to mine contaminations and ERW data and coordinate with ministry of Environment.

· Lead and supervise the development of Standard Working Procedures (SWP) related to the use and maintenance of GIS and data sharing.

· Work with national authorities to liaise with all accredited Mine Action stakeholders in Iraq to ensure a consistent and smooth flow of information into and out-of the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA).

· Work with Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) and IM staff to liaise with all accredited Mine Action stakeholders in Iraq to ensure consistently accuracy and complete mine and ERW data.

· Coordinate the activities of information management officer assets to ensure the quality and efficiency of all Regional Mine Action Centers (RMAC).

· Assist in the identifying of capacity requirements on an annual base as it relates to information management implementation.

· Prepare dynamic and statistic maps for analyzing mine action data and produce statistic reports based on GIS.

· Design new GIS tools to support planning section with prioritizing of Landmine/ERW contamination area.

· Lead efforts to development of information management strategy for GIS section for Iraq and provide technical support to improve iMMAP GIS tools.

· Under the supervision of Country Representative, will provide technical assistance for compiling of transparency report.

· Improve capacity building for IM staff and prepare required GIS training packages for IKMAA to support decision makers.

· Support ministry of environment with data analysis for natural disaster and integrating mine action data to show environment affect and size of threats.

· Prepare monthly Reports and Maps concerning all information management activities performed during the reporting month and activities planned for following month and submit it to Country Representative.

· Design online tools and support designing dynamic maps based on mine action data.Work to improve iMMAP online databases and iMMAP reporting too with new requests from UN and national authority.

· Any additional tasks requested by the Country Representative.

Required skills:

· In-depth knowledge of database, GIS software, computer networks, related hardware and peripheral equipment.

· Good Geographical knowledge and methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics.

· Advanced knowledge of programming theory and relational database principles.

· Effective communication, written, oral, and cartographic (- The ability to convey GIS/spatial information to non-GIS/technical people) skills.

· Excellent Analytical Skills with the ability to solve problems using the web application programming suit.

Required Academic Qualifications and Experience

· University Degree in the field of Information Technology, Information Management or Computer Sciences.

· At least 3 – 5 years of working experience with programming and GIS on field operational level within a multi-cultural environment.

How to apply:

To apply, please click on https://recruit.zohopublic.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=5Moftjy00@r7xuvbAkooe3TDQIMLDsd.JzcDqg@E7qQ-&embedsource=Embed

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Pakistan: Data Analyst, Gender Analysis of MSP/KP, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 10 Dec 2016

Data Analyst, Gender Analysis of MSP/KP, Performance

Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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: In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

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

Position Summary: MSI is seeking two (2) qualified Data Analysts for a gender analysis of the USAID-funded Municipal Services Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (MSP/KP). The program supports the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to address issues related to drinking water supply, sanitation, and solid waste management infrastructure and governance. The program encourages citizens, especially women, to engage in community level decision-making about drinking water, sanitation, and solid waste management. The analysis will identify obstacles to gender equality in program implementation and provide recommendations on how to overcome these obstacles. The analysis will be used to guide program managers on how, if at all, the project design could be adjusted and enhanced to assure a more equitable and sustainable impact for both men and women.

This assignment will run for approximately 10 weeks from December 2016 to February 2017, including fieldwork and data analysis in Pakistan. The anticipated level of effort for the Data Analyst is 30 days.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the MSI staff, the Data Analyst will participate in the following aspects of the evaluation including:

  • Reviewing relevant documents and participating in discussions with the team to understand the scope and objectives of the evaluation.
  • Under the supervision of the assignment manager and/or sector specialists, conduct the document review and carry out field activities as per the data collection plan.
  • Participate in data analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and de-brief sessions with the evaluation team.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks required for the successful completion of the assignment as assigned by the assignment manager.

Qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in gender studies, social sciences, or a related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in qualitative data collection and quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience using qualitative software such as NVivo or MaxQDA.
  • Excellent writing skills in English with proficiency to take group interview notes.
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

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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Myanmar: Myanmar Research Coordinator

Organization: Farsight Services Limited
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 29 Nov 2016

A full-time position coordinating and reporting on fieldwork research projects in Myanmar. This is most suitable for someone with at least 3 years of experience combining fieldwork data collection, analysis and report-writing for international audiences. You will be based in Myanmar and play a key role developing our mission to deliver social impact in the country.

– Application deadline: 29 November 2016 –

Download TOR and application instructions

Job description

We have been implementing projects in Myanmar for the past two years. We are recruiting a Research Coordinator to anchor our program development in Myanmar by providing insights and evidence to guide us and our donors. We are expanding in Myanmar and intend this role to develop with us as we do so.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by achieving social impact. You will combine Farsight’s comparative advantages with needs in Myanmar. This means working with our Program Managers to develop research projects, executing these and producing publications suitable for external stakeholders. Beneficiaries of your work include international organizations, national governments and civil society. You will be capable of delivering finished products for these stakeholders with minimal quality control interventions from your colleagues.

Responsibilities

Your primary responsibilities are to:

  • Work with our Program Managers to design research projects, contributing your expertise and liaising with international and local stakeholders to define purposes and methods.
  • Develop research plans and budgets.
  • Recruit and support personnel to assist research project implementation.
  • Lead development of data collection tools, such as survey questionnaires.
  • Lead writing of analytical reports.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations of findings, for example via our website, through publications or in person.

How to apply:

– Application deadline: 29 November 2016 –

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Cambodia: RESEARCH ASSISTANT Behavior Change Campaign

Organization: Friends-International
Country: Cambodia
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

Are you passionate about protecting the rights of children and young people? Are you interested in creating a campaign that can protect more children globally? Then join us!

You will be joining the multi-disciplinary team of Friends-International (FI) comprised of over 600 professionals committed to creating innovative social services for youth, children and families worldwide.

What will you do?

As a Research Assistant, you will be working alongside our Monitoring & Evaluation and Communications teams to support them in creating a campaign that will tackle issues of institutionalization of children. We launched “Do Not Create More Orphans” campaign back in 2015 in order to raise public awareness of the downsides of institutionalization of children in orphanages even though appropriately 77% of these children have at least one living parent. This campaign, which targets English-speaking audiences, generated ripple effects internationally. (See http://www.thinkchildsafe.org/thinkbeforedonating/)

For the next 18 months, we’re stepping up our campaign by targeting specific donor segments in Cambodia and abroad to achieve measurable behavior change.

Your mission will be to assist in research prior to the new campaign and coordination of this new multi-faceted advocacy campaign with other institutional partners.

Your responsibilities as a RESEARCH ASSISTANT will include:

• Stakeholder mapping

• Implement baseline surveys using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions

• Assist in analyzing survey results and compiling a formative research report

• Assist in implementing campaign strategy with the Communications team and the ChildSafe Movement team

About you:

• You are a dynamic team worker who is passionate about advocating for children and families

• You have experience conducting primary research, such as focus group discussions, semi-structured interviews, market surveys

• You have background in media and communication strategies

• You have excellent communication skills and are comfortable speaking in front of groups

• You are fluent in written and spoken English

• You are ideally already based in Phnom Penh

You will be based in our Headquarters in Phnom Penh and you can commit to the project for at least 3 months. This position carries a stipend commensurate with experience.

About us:

Friends-International is a social enterprise that works with marginalized urban children and youth, their families and communities, to help them become independent and productive citizens of their country. We drive an innovative network of government and non-government organizations working together to solve the problems children and youth face worldwide. The objective is to significantly improve the quality and impact of services to marginalized urban children and youth and related groups through an effective network of internationally recognized organizations. We have developed a holistic social integration cycle that is based on individual and community needs to achieve best practice methods directly or in collaboration with partners.

How to apply:

Join us by:

Submitting your cover letter with a CV to hr@friends-international.org with the caption subject: Research Assistant before 27 November, 2016

Friends-International is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit

The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Friends-International’s Child Protection Policy

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Jordan: Econometrician/Statistician – Jordan

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

  1. BACKGROUND

It is notoriously difficult to know or understand how well-off or how poor refugee families are. They differ in their skills, capacities, assets, and vulnerabilities. Some brought savings with them or benefit from remittances, and others are under economic strain. Factors such as gender, age and disabilities have also affected refugees’ self-reliance in Jordan as well as access to services and assistance. Moreover, given the limited access to livelihood opportunities, many refugees have entered a cycle of poverty, being more exposed to a series of protection risks, and sometimes resorting to negative coping strategies.

Humanitarian actors are committed to ensuring that programmes reach vulnerable refugees according to their specific needs and socioeconomic status. This applies to camp residents as much as it does to non-camp settings. Therefore, organizations in Jordan’s refugee camp settings need to develop a process and a mechanism that, among other things, will measure whether families in the camp are impoverished or not. This will help direct assistance and services in the most effective and equitable way whenever needed. To this end, a Task Force composed of sector-leads and NRC will be formed in each identified camp, and will work in collaboration with the Consultant in each location.

The Consultant will be hired through NRC to work within an inter-agency team, and will lead the design of processes and mechanisms to predict the socioeconomic status of families in Zaatari and Azraq camps, as well support the design of a Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) according to the information gaps identified in each camp following the analysis of existing data sets.

  1. ASSIGMENT OBJECTIVES

Under the supervision and guidance of the above mentioned Task Forces, led by UNHCR, the Specialist will review existing vulnerability assessment frameworks, targeting criteria, assessment results, available data sets and data collection methodologies in Jordan and similar humanitarian contexts. The Specialist will facilitate participatory consultations with the refugee community and key informants in order to develop a qualitative understanding on what factors influence poverty and wealth of refugee families in the camp.

Based on her/his analysis, the Consultant will identify information gaps and will determine which data has to be collected through a HIES in order for he/she to conduct exploratory analysis and determine the most relevant methodologies to measure the socioeconomic status of refugee families in Zaatari and Azraq camps. In close coordination with the Task Forces, the Specialist will work together with UNHCR assessment partner for designing tools to be used during the necessary data collection exercise/s. Moreover, he/she will work together with UNHCR information and data management teams to ensure that designed tools are compatible with UNHCR systems such as proGres and RAIS.

Once data is collected and complete, the Consultant will clean and treat the data and conduct exploratory data analysis on income and expenditure patterns.

Scope of work and deliverables:

The consultant will undertake the following for both Zaatari and Azraq camps:

  1. In close consultation with UNHCR staff, the Task Forces and sector-leads, prepare a detailed methodology and workplan for the assignment which will be reviewed and adjusted on a monthly basis

  2. Maintain the Task Forces, sector-leads and UNHCR staff updated on all the developments;

  3. Liaise and consult with the key VAF members on technical advice and sharing of experience and best practices;

  4. Desk review to assess the potential methods to use for socio-economic stratification of the population into quartiles. This desk review will include current methods employed including the VAF and WB in poverty mapping, proxy means test, principal components analysis, multidimensional poverty analysis;

  5. Undertake all relevant activities to data field collection including:

  6. Facilitate participatory consultations with the refugee community in order to seek their inputs for designing the methodology to measure socioeconomic status of refugee families in the camps;

  7. Based on desk review, identify information gaps, and design the needed research tools (HIES) in close collaboration with UNHCR’s assessment partner, particularly stratification and sampling strategy;

  8. Design a sampling strategy;

  9. Train enumerators;

  10. Program the survey into mobile platform data collection tool;

  11. Develop the model to predict the welfare of families in the camps (subjected to the above point);

  12. Based on the findings, and if a modeling approach is appropriate, identify a set of options for viable proxies for poverty/wealth (e.g. income, expenditure, assets).

  13. Cleaning and Analyzing the data in Stata;

  14. Running agreed upon analysis to test different variables and methods for robustness for poverty assessment;

  15. After review of results and agreement on the methodology, generate a wealth score into four quartiles for each household;

  16. Generate final report and present preliminary findings on overall welfare in the camps;

  17. DURATION AND ASSIGMENT DUTY STATION

The duration of the assignment will be between 88 and 132 work days over 6 months depending on the agreed work plan. The duty stations will be Zaatari and Azraq camps, Jordan. Daily transportation from Amman to the camps will be organized by NRC. The consultant will report administratively to NRC but will be under the direct supervision of UNHCR for the outputs of the consultancy. The Consultant is expected to carry out his/her functions from NRC and UNHCR premises. Office space and equipment will be provided by NRC.

D. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

All applicants must address each selection criteria detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or PhD) in statistics, economics/econometrics, social science or related area with excellent quantitative research skills.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing quantitative research projects within humanitarian and/or development contexts;
  • Extensive experience in designing quantitative and econometric tools and conducting analysis;
  • Extensive experience in analyzing large data sets;

· Five years’ experience in applied econometric analysis for poverty assessments and ideally for targeting exercises;

  • Experience leading on data collection for a Randomized Controlled Trial is preferable.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic is an asset.

Competencies:

  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to the project;
  • Well-organized and with strong coordination skills;
  • Problem-solving attitude;
  • Focuses on result and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with a constructive attitude;
  • Delivers quality outputs under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Strong interest and exposure to development and humanitarian issues, especially in the area of poverty assessments.

  • REMUNERATION

The position will be remunerated based on a daily lump-sum. The lump-sum will include all travel to and from home country (if living outside of Jordan), accommodation while in Jordan, equipment, phone calls and any costs associated with undertaking the Scope of Work. Non-resident income tax rate is 10% and is to be deducted from the contract amount and paid by NRC to the tax department. For Jordanian nationals/residents, the tax is 5%. An income tax clause has to be included in the contract with the percentage that will be deducted and paid to the tax department. NRC also provides the consultant with the receipt (proof of payment) within 1 month. Tax at 10% will be deducted from any payment and so should be included in the lump sum. The successful candidate will receive his/her payment following clearance of the pre-agreed milestones.

  1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested consultants must submit their application through the Webcruiter website by 22nd November 2016.

  • Motivation Letter, setting how specifically how the applicant meets the recruitment criteria and comments in the TOR and key considerations in their approach.
  • A lump-sum daily cost in USD including all costs and 5%/10% tax depending on which is applicable.
  • Completed application form.

How to apply:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3256769212&company_id=23109900…

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South Sudan: Call for CVs (Consultancy Service): Conducting a Human Resource Capacities Assessment

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Nov 2016

BACKGROUND

In 2011, South Sudan inherited one of the weakest migration and border management regimes in the world, which opened the country to illegal cross-border activities. Weak border management practices and limited capacity at borders further opens avenues for transnational criminal organisations, traffickers and smugglers to entrench themselves within the country. Migratory movements in the South Sudan context are also mixed in nature, consisting of various categories of migrants that include refugees, asylum seekers, job seekers, business investors and entrepreneurs, migrant workers and their family members, as well as those in an irregular situation (victims of human trafficking and smuggling). Therefore, better information and skills in border management are needed to address the migration challenges of irregular migrants using South Sudan as a transit and destination route.

Since 2012 up to date the Directorate Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI) officers have received migration management training from IOM. This training ranges from training of trainers courses, border management, use and maintenance of the Migration Data Analysis and Information System (MIDAS) and interagency as well as cross border cooperation. At the same time IOM continues to provider equipment to the department and is working towards operationalizing the Immigration Training Centre.

RATIONALE

Since training started being provided to DNPI there has never been a baseline established on the skill levels of the officers to determine what type and level of training they require. As the officers continue to receive equipment such as the MIDAS system it is important that they have some basic knowledge on their operation such as basic IT skills, language proficiency and basic literacy. Therefore, it is important to carry our an assessment to determine the literacy levels as well as other skills to support the training unit and DNPI in general to develop a training curriculum and annual programme for capacity building of its officers.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives for the human resource capacity assessment are as follows:

  1. To ascertain the skills base of officers using a representative sample agreed upon with the DNPI;

  2. To determine the competency levels of officers;

  3. To identify the skills gaps;

  4. To develop a two year Skills Development & Training Strategy;

SCOPE OF WORK

The successful service provider/consultant will be expected to perform the following functions:

  1. Conduct competency assessment through intensive consultations and use of data collection tools for the agreed representative sample of officers;

  2. Identify competency gaps for sample respondents;

  3. Develop informed skills profile for the DNPI and recommendations for a training programme.

Upon appointment the successful service provider/consultant shall produce the following;

  1. Review the survey methodology including the survey tools already developed by DNPI.
  2. Train enumerators on ethical data collection techniques;
  3. Conduct data gathering exercise at selected sites identified in collaboration with DNPI;
  4. Supervise data entry process and lead the data analysis work;
  5. Present the findings of the assessment in a report to IOM and DNPI; and
  6. Validate the findings.

PROJECT DELIVERABLES

The service provider/consultant will be expected to deliver the following:

  1. A comprehensive human resource capacity assessment report clearly articulating the gaps as well as the skills profiles for the representative sample officers in DNPI;

  2. Recommendations for a two year skills development and training programme:

PROPOSED TIME FRAME

The appointed service provider is expected to have completed the project within three (3) months from the date of project initiation.

COMPETENCIES AND EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS

The service provider/consultant should possess the following competencies and requirements;

  1. Advanced university degree in business administration, organization development and change management or a combination of any other relevant degree/diploma and work experience;

  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in the Human Resource Development field;

  3. Required analytical and technical skills;

  4. Knowledge of the public sector legislation and processes;

  5. Successful completion of similar projects;

  6. Ability to meet time frames;

  7. IOM functional competencies required: Effective communicator, successful negotiator, active learner, team player, and cross-cultural facilitator; and

  8. Consultants can apply as individuals or legally registered institutions

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to send a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae with their credential documents to: vss@iom.int

When you send your application through email, please make sure to put the title of the position on the “Subject line”.

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Kenya: Kenya Research & Policy Lead

Organization: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

Department: WSUP Kenya

Duration: Full-time: 40 hours per week

Salary: WSUP offers competitive compensation package (gross annual) from KES 3,500,000 to 4,000,000 based on relevant experience inclusive of other admissible organizational benefits.

WSUP Kenya are seeking a Research & Policy Lead to coordinate WSUP’s sector influence and research activities in Kenya. The Research & Policy Lead will develop and implement WSUP Kenya’s sector influence strategy from 2016-2020, providing key support to the Country Programme Manager. In conjunction with WSUP’s Evaluation, Research and Learning (ERL) team based in London, the Research & Policy Lead will design and manage the organisation’s research-into-policy programme from 2016-2020. The successful candidate will coordinate WSUP’s research and research-into-policy efforts, as well as the Kenya team’s ongoing sector influencing/advocacy work, ensuring cohesion between WSUP Kenya and WSUP London regarding research and sector influence.

Application deadline: 25th November 2016

Interview date: December 19th 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website here.

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Jordan: Health Care Cost Study at MoH

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

Assignment

To support Ministry of Health to conduct a detailed health care cost study at MoH facilities analysis for both Jordanians and Syrians with an aim to inform policy decision makers on health care cost, and provide options for financing arrangement and modalities for including vulnerable populations in national health and social protection scheme.

To support Ministry of Health/ Health economy Directorate to build their capacities in conducting various health economics and financing studies (costing, economic modelling for simulating various financing arrangements options) and educate them about Universal Health coverage Schemes.

Location

Home and Jordan (may include travel to camps and host community)

Estimate number of working days

up to 19 week (95working days) over 6 months contract duration period

Reporting to

Primary supervision by Chief Health and Nutrition with technical support from Chief Social Policy

  1. BACKGROUND

Jordan is an upper middle-income country that has made considerable progress in improving the health of its population. The Government of Jordan (GoJ) is committed to sustaining these improvements going forward even as the country copes with the ramifications of the global economic downturn, the influx of refugees as a result of instability in the region, and epidemiological shifts such as an increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases (DAI 2015). In 2015, GoJ adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes the goal of achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 (United Nations 2015). The UHC vision is to ensure that everyone has access to needed healthcare services regardless of their place in society and without getting into financial ruin (WHO 2015). Improving health equity is therefore a critical priority for GoJ and its development partners (GoJ 2015). Several policy reform options for modernizing health sector were suggested such as PHC strengthening, review of cost and assess barrier to access to services by those receiving no financial protection, harmonization of benefit package (and its costing) across main public health insurance programmes.

UNICEF commissioned an equity and health financing study which applied the health equity lens to four topics: (1) trends in household health spending and catastrophic health spending, (2) the distribution of healthcare services delivered by government facilities across wealth quintiles, (3) inequality in utilization of maternal and child health services (MCH) across socio-economic groups, and (4) healthcare utilization and health spending patterns among Syrian refugees. One of the main recommendations of the study was to increase health insurance coverage which will reduce out-of-pocket (OOP) health spending, ensuring financial risk protection for all.

Furthermore, it proposed that GoJ needs to articulate a clear plan for how the country will bring more people into financial risk pooling arrangements, increase the percentage of services covered by the benefit package, and reduce the amount of co-payment. Overall, the UNICEF study and other recent health financing reviews provide a wealth of ideas and data to guide this discussion (World Bank 2014, DAI 2015).

Attracting those who are uninsured from the bottom two quintiles (Jordanian) and other vulnerable segments (other nationalities) into the Ministry of Health (MoH) scheme through partial subsidies seems like a promising way to increase coverage and reduce fragmentation of risk pools. The study also suggests that the 2014 policy change, which increased the cost of health services at MoH facilities for refugees, has reduced access and increased catastrophic health expenditure for refugee households. Bringing these households into the main health system, including the MoH insurance scheme, through full or partial subsidies to cover their insurance premiums will go a long way in reducing financial barriers to access for this vulnerable segment of the population and provide a sustainable approach to catering for their health needs. Evidence gap identified during the above study was to obtain appropriate cost data and conduct detailed simulation of cost and cost analysis.

  1. JUSTIFICATION

UNICEF Jordan is increasingly engaged in supporting health financing and policy related in Jordan to address inequitable health service access by the most vulnerable children and women. UNICEF will support the Government of Jordan to achieve its goal of achieving Universal Health Care (UHC) by 2025. In this context, UNICEF Jordan seeks consultant support in order to support Ministry of Health to conduct detailed costing analysis on how to integrate refugees into existing schemes (CIF) which contributes to UHC in Jordan.

  1. OBJECTIVES

The core objectives of this consultancy are the following:

  1. To conduct & assess current cost of health care services at MoH facilities for Jordanian and Syrian refugees[1] and estimate the cost of providing health care (through CIF or any other modalities),
  2. To provide projections (simulation model) for various options for financing arrangements and modalities to include

  3. those who are uninsured from the bottom two quintiles (Jordanian) into the Ministry of Health (MoH)/RMS scheme through partial subsidies

  4. those other vulnerable segments (Syrians in particular) into existing scheme through full subsidies from donors

  5. To support Ministry of Health/ Health economy Directorate to build their capacities in the following subjects:

  6. Conducting costing and financing studies in the health care sector

  7. How to develop simulation models /schemes for financing arrangement and modalities

  8. Educate MoH about Universal Health coverage Schemes in similar countries

  9. SCOPE OF THE WORK (WORK ASSIGNMENT)

Specific tasks (scope of the work) to be undertaken

The specific tasks for the consultants in collaboration with MoH technical team include the following:

  1. Inception phase: Max 15 page

  2. A review of literature and reports and studies on (i) how other countries have approached the integration of vulnerable populations (refugees, non-insured, and those in informal sectors) into existing national scheme with a focus on the following countries: Turkey, Thailand, Philippines, Mexico, and other Middle Income and MENA (middle east, north Africa) countries, as well as Refugee settings/context, (2) simulation models that reflect differential financial and operational arrangements of a scheme that incorporate vulnerable populations,

  3. A methods paper development (the key analytical questions that are to be answered during costing, list of data to be collected and its sources (data framework and data list), the technical approach and methods of data analysis and analysis framework that will be employed, possible data collection challenges and methods of overcoming data challenges, simulation model framework and its component and simulation methods which will be used for the study, and a work plan detailing activities and timelines),

  4. Synthesize key elements of the costing studies (purpose of the study, agency that implemented it, time period, data sources used, key outputs/findings, key assumptions, etc.).

  5. Data Collection phase:

  6. Clearly articulate the services that comprise cost of care for Syrians by levels of care (community, primary, secondary and tertiary),

  7. Identify, collect and review published (grey, peer reviewed) costing studies that have been undertaken in Jordan in the past 10 years including but not limited to (i) the costing and expenditure study supported by the WHO/UNHCR/WB/USAID; (ii) the private sector costing exercise conducted by the USAID-funded project; (iii) insurance and costing analysis done by UNHCR and UNRWA for Syrians/Iraqi/Palestinian refugees; (iv) pricing and costing study of government services and functions,

  8. Identify, collect and review costing data to undertake a costing analysis of health/medical are services for Jordanians as well as refugees taking into accounts key inputs (human resources, infrastructure, supplies, operations and maintenance etc.) by levels of care,

  9. Identify key gaps in available costing data that need to be addressed in the future.

  10. Cost analysis, scenario building and simulation and Preliminary Report (max 30pages) writing:

  11. Undertake costing analysis of health/medical care services for Jordanians and Syrians,

  12. Develop methodology of average costing of health services at MoH facilities in collaboration with MOH team and get the methodology approved,

  13. Make assumptions to develop scenarios look for substitutes for the data gap, or use proxy data from similar country context (if needed). Also, Identify key gaps (if exciting )in available costing data that need to be addressed in the future ,

  14. Develop 3-4 options (scenario building and run a model to simulate a few scenarios for comparison) and per capita and overall cost for

  15. integrating non-insured Jordanians into MoH/RMS scheme,

  16. Integrating refugees into existing schemes and establishment and implementation/running of cross-subsidy equity health care fund scheme for Syrian refugee (as part of UHC/MOH reform).

  17. Conduct model alignment with full scale ex ante pro