Iraq: Child Protection Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-11-23 15:28
Organization: Save the Children
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 10 Dec 2014

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 14, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 6 months

The Role:

The Child Protection manager will act as the technical lead on all child protection-related programming for the Save the Children emergency response in Erbil Governorate. The Child Protection manager will be expected, with limited support, to lead on child protection-related assessments, programme design and implementation and coordination with stakeholders in collaboration with colleagues in Erbil and its Governorates. In addition, she/he will oversee the monitoring & evaluation of child protection activities and assist on relevant donor reporting. The Child protection program manager will also be expected to play a leadership role within a response team, supporting and building the capacity of colleagues.

In addition the role holder will also support partners to develop their programmes and build their capacity to respond as well as taking responsibility for mainstreaming child protection across other sector of interventions. They will also have a lead role in the development and implementation of safe programme in line with Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.

Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • Five years of experience working in an emergency response context or in fragile states
  • Proven experience in Child protection
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • 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 and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Experience of urban programming
  • Language skills in Arabic and/or Kurdish
  • Knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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


How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'snasir.04411.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

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Afghanistan: Senior Researcher –National Integrity Context and System Assessment in Afghanistan(NICSA) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-11-23 11:19
Organization: Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 03 Dec 2014

BACKGROUND

Integrity Watch is an Afghan civil society organization committed to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in Afghanistan.

The mission of Integrity Watch is to put corruption under the spotlight through community monitoring, research, and advocacy. We mobilize and train communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries. We develop community monitoring tools, provide policy-oriented research, facilitate policy dialogue, and advocate for integrity, transparency, and accountability in Afghanistan.

Integrity Watch was created in October 2005 and established itself as an independent civil society organization in 2006. It has approximately 50 staff members and 1400 volunteers. The head office of Integrity Watch is in Kabul with provincial programmatic outreach in Badakhshan, Balkh, Bamyan, Ghor, Herat, Kabul, Kapisa, Logar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Panjshir, Samangan, and Wardak.

Integrity Watch’s work has three major components: (1) Community Monitoring, (2) Research, and (3) Advocacy. Integrity Watch tries to encourage active citizenship and community mobilization through its programs. Our community monitoring work includes development of community monitoring tools, mobilizing and training communities to monitor infrastructure projects, public services, courts, and extractives industries.

Our research work is focused on policy-oriented research measuring trends, perceptions and experiences of corruption and covering wide range of corruption related issues including security and justice sectors, extractive industries, budget and public finance management, and aid effectiveness. The objective is to develop new, ground-breaking empirical research in order to set the agenda, influence decision-makers, and bring to the public attention non-documented and non-explored issues.

The aim of our advocacy work is to enhance Integrity Watch’s pioneering role in advocating for knowledgeable decision-making and informed public debate on corruption and integrity. Our advocacy work includes facilitation of policy dialogue on issues related to integrity, transparency, and accountability. We advocate for access to information; budget transparency, accountability, and participation; aid transparency and effectiveness; social accountability; and other issues related to anti-corruption.

About Integrity Watch and Transparency International partnership

Integrity Watch has entered into a partnership with the Transparency International (hereafter referred to as TI) where TI provides financial and technical support to Integrity Watch as the leading anti-corruption Afghan civil society organization for the project called the National Integrity Context and Systems Analysis (NICSA).

NICSA project[1] uses an evidence-based and consultative approach to evaluate the main public and non-public governance actors in a country in terms of their capacity, internal governance (transparency, accountability and, integrity) and their contribution to the overall integrity of society at large. The primary aim of the National Integrity System (NIS) assessment is to provide in-country anti-corruption stakeholders with a holistic evaluation of the regulations governing the actions of key governance actors as well as their actual behaviour. In addition, it seeks to utilize the assessment process as a springboard for action among the anti-corruption community in terms of policy reform, evidence-based advocacy or further in-depth evaluations of specific trouble spots.

NIS will be carried out in Afghanistan commencing in late 2014. This will be the first time such a study has been conducted in Afghanistan and it is therefore expected to be of great value to multiple stakeholders. The research will provide Integrity Watch Afghanistan and TI with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the anti-corruption system in Afghanistan and TI will use this evidence to develop strong advocacy and outreach strategies, define priorities and messages and establish networks and contacts in the country.

About Transparency International

TI is an international NGO dedicated to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society. Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, TI works with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption. TI is an independent and non-partisan organization.

TI established a partnership with Integrity Watchin late 2012, in recognition of the reputable quality, professionalism and relevance of Integrity Watch’s work in Afghanistan. IWA is now contracted to carry out the NIS assessment according to TI’s standard NIS methodology and the specific terms of the contractual agreement, with technical support and oversight from TI.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The senior researcher has overall responsibility for the research component of the NIS assessment. S/he will be mainly responsible for conducting researching order to identify corruption challenges in Afghanistan using TI’s NIS methodology and following the NIS toolkit[2]. The researcher will oversee the work of two junior researchers, ensuring that all deliverables are produced on time and to a high quality. S/he will be the main point of call between the research team, IWA and TI.

The primary tasks of the senior researcher are to:

1.Designing of the research

· Attend NIS training workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 21-22 December 2014

· Adapt the NIS research methodology to carry out an assessment of the anti-corruption system in Afghanistan

· Design research instruments that the research team will use for conducting the research;

· Identify key individuals for interviews;

2.Conducting of the research

· Ensure that the experts’ and researchers’ contributions are unified into a cohesive whole and are submitted according to a strict timeline;

· Conduct a participatory mapping session;

· Conduct interviews with key individuals identified in research design;

· Participate in monthly progress calls with TI team;

· Manage implementation of field tests (if relevant);

· Participate in validation meeting and NIS workshop;

· Participate in subsequent internal strategizing and action planning workshop;

· Contribute to promotional events surrounding the launch of the NIS report;

· Work closely with advocacy and communication officers in order to build partnerships with key constituencies to elicit support for and maximize impact of the NICSA project;

3.Write up of the research

· Research, write and deliver the NIS report and provide NIS scores within the agreed timetable and based on the standards laid out in the NIS toolkit;

· Revise draft NIS report based on feedback from TI,the advisory group, peer reviewer, libel check and following NIS stakeholder workshop;

· Support development of advocacy messages based on the NIS recommendations

· Full report, materials and events will be in English. If possible, oversee translation of report into Dari and Pashto ensuring appropriate terminology.

Deliverables

By the end of assignment, the researcher will be expected to have delivered the following outputs:

· Quarterly narrative reports;

· A quality assured NIS report;

· List of highlights on how the NICSA findings can be used to inform the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM);

TIME & LOCATION

· The NIS project will be launched mid-December 2014;

· The senior researcherand the research team will be based in head office of Integrity Watch in Kabul;

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education

· Master degree (or higher) in political science, public administration, law or another related social science

Experience

· 5-10 years of experience in political-institutional analysis, with a particular focus on Afghanistan’s governance system

Relevant experience working with/for governance-focussed NGOs or international agencies.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The lead researcher should have the following skills:

· Excellent understanding of the legal framework and actual practice of Afghanistan’s major governance institutions

· Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse

· Ability to write succinctly and for a non-academic audience

· Proven commitment to practical policy reform and evidence-based advocacy in the field of anti-corruption and good governance

· Experience in working with/applying quantitative indicators and rating methodologies

· Experience using participatory research techniques

· Fluent in English. Fluency in Dari or Pashto an advantage.

[1]http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/nis

[2]http://www.transparency.org/files/content/nis/NIS_AssessmentToolkit_EN.pdf


How to apply:

Please apply by sending a CV and a cover letter that outlines how your experience and education relates to the skills and experience outlined in the Terms of Reference to: hr@iwaweb.org. In the e-mail subject line please write “Senior Researcher– NICSA” and your name.

The deadline for applications is 03 December 2014. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Bangladesh: International Consultant-P4 Level; Nutrition Section (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:04
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 04 Dec 2014
  1. Purpose of Assignment: To strengthen quality of nutrition interventions through the design and initiation of a competency based nutrition training approach for health service providers in Bangladesh. The international consultant will work in close collaboration with a national consultant.

Key duties and tasks:

The International Consultant will act as the Lead Consultant and will have overall responsibility for the deliverables. Additional technical input of graphic artists and design expertise will be made available.

Key Role of International ConsultantKey Role of National Consultant Define tasks and responsibilities of 10 cadres in relation to nutrition and develop matrix of key required competencies and related levels of complexity. Compile and analyse JDs of concerned cadres together with definitions of tasks and interventions at each service delivery point. Compile in matrix to feed into analysis of required competencies. Conceptualise and finalise development of courses outline, course curriculum, materials and modules with related job aids for trainers, supervisors and trainees. Courses required for approximately 10 cadres.

Identify additional requirements in relation to graphic artists, design expertise and develop related ToRs. Compile existing materials, job-aids, monitoring tools and support in ensuring course development is consistent with realities of health system. Arrange bilateral and group consultations with relevant academic, technical, professional and administrative bodies, including all relevant MoHFW counterparts. Facilitate field missions.

Facilitate field testing. Facilitate translation and design work. Lead master training programme with trainers in 03 academic institutions. Facilitate arrangement of training of trainers in selected academic institutions.

Design and develop monitoring instrument for competency based training. Provide back-up technical support during first round of training by contracted academic institution. Document results related to programme efficiency and effectiveness and support presentation of results to stakeholders. 4. Duty station: Overseas with travel to Bangladesh 5. Indicative assignment dates: Consultant will work a total of 60 days over a period of four months 7. Description of assignment: Tasks End Product/deliverables Time frame

weeks Planning, review documents and briefing from UNICEF and GoB (IPHN/NNS)

Refinement of tasks in collaboration with national counterpart Inception report containing detailed plan on tasks and deliverables 1

(10%) Definition of required competencies for ten different cadres in consultation with key stakeholders

Development of course outlines, curriculum and modules

Initial briefings with graphic artists, design team on development of job-aids. Competency based training matrix and draft nutrition curriculum and module for all courses training.

ToRs for additional technical support – graphic artists, designers, videographers etc. 2-4

(10%) Develop all training materials, job aids, tools, scripts and methodology for trainings Draft training materials, job aids, tools and methodology by level of trainings 5-8

(30%) Field testing and revision of materials and finalization of design Finalized materials ready for reproduction 9-10

(10%) Training / orientation on tools and methods of identified academic institutions Three academic institutions with capacity to commence field work 11-12

(20%) Technical back-stopping of first round of training through academic institution, including use of monitoring tool. Final report and review presented to stakeholders. 13-16

(20%) Payment schedule: Based on completion of Tasks and associated deliverables.

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  • Advanced University degree in relevant field, Public Health, Nutrition , education
  • 15 years’ of relevant experience related to public health or nutrition program
  • Experience related to nutrition training and education methods in developing country settings
  • Advance experience of developing nutrition training courses, curriculum, modules and manuals, modern training methodologies for managers, supervisors and frontline workers
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Working experience with government, UN and in similar project is an added advantage.

Experience in usage of computers and office software package


How to apply:

Application should be submitted with an updated CV, a completed UN Personal History Form (P-11 Form) and copies of the latest two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) on or before the closing date to the Chief, Human Resources Section, via email to: hrbangladesh@unicef.org**.**by 4 December 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

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Associe(e) Administrati(ve) - Abidjan (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-11-23 01:21
Application Deadline: 5 December 2014
Post Level: GS-6
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Kenya: Project Chief of Party (Kenya) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 21:13
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Dec 2014

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

Please note: This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

ICAP at Columbia University (CU) seeks a Project Chief of Party (COP) to lead a health program in Kenya. The Project Chief of Party is expected to provide leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project-specific program and is responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program. The COP will be the primary point of contact with the funder, local government counterparts, and partner institutions and is responsible for overall program management and guidance to team members.

Major Responsibilities
  • Work with technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation and coordination of program activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the project-specific program goals and objectives
  • Harness human, material, and financial resources appropriate for the program
  • Work with finance and program staff to develop and track program budgets
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program activities and results to USAID
  • Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including funder, government, and other implementing partners
  • Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts with program goals
  • Lead the annual work planning process associated with the project
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Assure the quality of technical interventions at national and provincial level
  • Assure the sustainability of interventions, particularly in the area of capacity building
  • Advise regional/provincial counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control
  • Represent the program in all matters pertaining to the execution of program-related activities before the Kenyan Government, USAID, and other partners, including interactions with the most senior levels representatives of these institutions
  • Cultivate relationships with the Ministry of Public Health and Medical Services at all levels and across various departments
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and funders, including private sector partnerships
  • Serve as the primary advocate for the program with the Kenyan Government and other national/international partners
  • Increase the visibility of the program through representation at high-level visits withUSAID, PEPFAR, and the Ministry of Health
  • Prepare briefing documents on the program at the request of USAID and/or the Ministry of Health
Education
  • Advanced degree in public health or relevant field
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum ten (10) years of senior level experience in program development, implementation, and management of health programs
  • Minimum ten (10) years of senior level experience working with the Kenya Ministry of Health, preferably at the National and Provincial level
  • Demonstrated experience managing USAID or other donor-financed projects
  • Strong familiarity and command of USAID regulations and compliance
  • Proven track record of directing, motivating, and managing project teams composed of technical experts, program managers, and administrative staff
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills
  • Previous experience of successfully managing relationships with governments, donors, and other partners in a complex political environment
  • Background and expertise in HIV, malaria, TB, and maternal and newborn health
  • Extensive field experience in Kenya
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in Kiswahili
  • Requirement to travel throughout Kenya and internationally

How to apply:

NOTE: This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee ofICAP in Kenya and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title “Project Chief of Party” to icap-jobs-kenya@columbia.edu.

Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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Côte d'Ivoire: Director of Finance and Administration-ICAP in Cote d'Ivoire (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 21:10
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 15 Dec 2014

Reporting to the Country Director of ICAP in Cote d’Ivoire, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for all operational functions of ICAP in Cote d’Ivoire, including accountancy, finance, budget management, sub-awards, procurement, human resources and office management.

This position is grant funded.

Note: The successful candidate will be a locally hired employee of the ICAP in Cote d’Ivoire office with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Major Accountabilities
  • Oversee all aspects linked to finance, accountancy, administration and human resources Management in the ICAP in Cote d’Ivoire office to include the supervision of the finance and administrative teams
  • Assist the Country Director in the administrative management of the various country programs
  • Develop and ensure the monitoring of the country and various program budgets to include the preparation of a wide variety of financial reports. Ensure that all reports are submitted in a timely manner
  • Supervise sub-agreement management, (contracts’ negotiation, development of budgets and procedures) and provide technical assistance to sub-grantees in order to ensure effective management of funds and financial reporting
  • Develop and review regularly financial and administrative procedures in order to comply with Columbia University and donors (CDC) regulations
  • Examine, verify and approve all country office and program-related expenses
  • Carry out social and fiscal tax returns in accordance with the national legislation
  • Oversee procurement of office and program-related equipment, by complying with donor, Columbia University and national regulations
  • Oversee Cote d’Ivoire office management ensuring adherence to SOPs
  • Ensure effective establishment and implementation of ICAP systems for recruitment, orientation and on-going performance management for all staff
  • Perform other related duties as directed
Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, finance, accounting, audit or related field is required
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant experience with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with an international NGO or an international organization
    Demonstrated experience working with international donors.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques required
  • Demonstrated experience working in environments where meeting multiple deadlines is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience developing innovative solutions to finance, accounting and operational issues
  • Must be fluent both in French and English
Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USGrules and regulations strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting software, such as QuickBooks, is desirable
Travel Requirements
  • None

How to apply:

To apply, applicants must send a CV and motivation letter to: icapabj@aviso.ci

Please, write in the subject of the mail “Application for Director of Administration and Finance”

Only selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps of the process.

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Côte d'Ivoire: Technicien EHA - préparation Ebola - Guiglo - COTE D'IVOIRE - H/F (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 16:46
Organization: Croix-Rouge Française
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 08 Dec 2014

Contexte du poste

La plus grave épidémie d’Ebola de l’histoire sévit aujourd’hui en Guinée, en Sierra Leone et au Libéria. Les chiffres actuels font état de plus de 8000 personnes infectées et de plus de 4000 morts. Les projections, des plus alarmistes aux plus rassurantes, laissent entrevoir une épidémie qui va continuer de s’étendre. Cette épidémie d’une ampleur exceptionnelle constitue désormais ‘’une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale’’ comme l’a annoncé l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS). L’OMS a appelé l’ensemble des Etats à se mobiliser pour contenir l’épidémie.

La Côte d’Ivoire partage sa frontière ouest avec deux des pays les plus touchés par l’épidémie, la Guinée et le Libéria. Le Gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire a élevé son niveau d’alerte et initie des activités de préparation et de riposte éventuelle contre la fièvre à virus EBOLA. Au 19 octobre 2014, aucun cas confirmé n’a été recensé en Côte d’Ivoire. Le Gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire travaille à l’opérationnalisation de son Plan Nationale de préparation et de réponse contre la fièvre EBOLA qui comporte 8 objectifs :

  • Organiser la planification et la coordination de la lutte contre la fièvre Ebola ;
  • Informer la population sur toute l’étendue du territoire ivoirien du risque de fièvre Ebola et des mesures préventives à observer ;
  • Renforcer la surveillance épidémiologique en vue de détecter tout cas de fièvre Ebola ;
  • Promouvoir la prévention de la transmission de la fièvre Ebola ;
  • Renforcer les capacités de réponse du système national de santé ;
  • Renforcer la surveillance et la prévention en matière de santé animale ;
  • Améliorer le réseau d’observation et de suivi de la faune sauvage ;
  • Développer la recherche pour soutenir la lutte contre la fièvre Ebola.

La Croix-Rouge française est présente aux côtés de la Croix-Rouge de Côte d’Ivoire depuis 2008. Un programme de renforcement du système de santé ivoirien est actuellement en cours de mise en œuvre à l’Ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire (2014 – 2016), dans les régions du Cavally-Guémon et de Gboklé-Nawa-San Pedro.

La Croix-Rouge française et la Croix-Rouge de Côte d’Ivoire travaillent au lancement d’un nouveau projet pour contribuer dans ces régions à l’opérationnalisation du Plan national de préparation et de réponse contre la fièvre EBOLA. Ce projet de 6 mois en discussion avec les partenaires notamment financiers doit être lancé d’ici la fin du mois d’octobre 2014.

Ce projet, en appui au système de santé de la Côte d’Ivoire, vise à contribuer aux résultats suivants dans les régions du Cavally-Guémon et de Gboklé-Nawa-San Pedro:

  • La planification et la coordination de la lutte contre la fièvre Ebola sont améliorées au niveau régional et des districts
  • Les populations sont informées sur les risques liées à la maladie et les conduites à tenir
  • Le système de surveillance épidémiologique est renforcé dans la zone
  • Les risques de transmission de la maladie sont réduits
  • Les capacités de préparation et de réponse du système national de santé sont renforcées

Dans le cadre de la préparation de la mise en œuvre de ce projet, la CRf recherche un technicien spécialisé EHA pour une durée de 3 à 5 mois.

Les activités clés du projet en lien avec les résultats ci-dessus sont :

  • Appui à l’élaboration de plans d’actions/contingences des districts sanitaires locaux
  • Appui à l’organisation des réunions de coordination, de suivi et d’évaluation dans les districts/régions ciblés
  • Révision des messages de sensibilisation et duplication des supports de communication adaptés
  • Formation des relais communautaires et volontaires en charge de la sensibilisation
  • Organisation de sessions de sensibilisation autour des centres de santé, des communautés, et des zones sensibles
  • Appui à la formation et équipement des agents de santé communautaire pour la surveillance, détection et notification des cas et au suivi des contacts
  • Appui au renforcement du suivi épidémiologique dans les districts
  • Commande et distribution de matériel de protection et d’hygiène pour les structures de santé
  • Organisation d’exercices de mise en situation / simulation avec les équipes des centres de santé
  • Renforcement des systèmes de gestion des déchets hospitaliers (équipements et formation)
  • Renforcement des capacités des centres d’isolement/transit/traitement (travaux, équipements, appui à la formation)

Le Poste

Objectifs de la fonction:

Le technicien EHA est le responsable des volets EAU / ASSAINISSEMENT / HYGIENE du programme de préparation et de la réponse contre la fièvre EBOLA (PPRE) dans les régions Cavally-Guémon et de Gboklé-Nawa-San Pedro.

Il supervise les activités sur le terrain en lien avec sa spécialité ainsi que l’équipe dédié au volet sous sa responsabilité. Il travaille sous la supervision du chef de projet EBOLA.

Missions principales:

Les principales tâches du technicien:

  • Planifie, organise et coordonne la mise en œuvre des activités du volet EHA du projet
  • Participe à la définition, à la formalisation et à l’adaptation des stratégies et méthodologies de mise en œuvre du volet EHA du projet
  • Il appuie les DD et DR sur l’élaboration des volets EHA des plans de contingence
  • Il appuie le renforcement des systèmes de gestion des déchets hospitaliers (équipements et formation
  • Il assure la mise en place des structures des centres de traitement et/ou isolement- transit, notamment pour la partie gestion des déchets, latrines et approvisionnement en eau des centres
  • Il participe à l’organisation des exercices de simulation
  • Il contribue à la conception et à la mise en œuvre des formations des différents acteurs du système de réponse dans son volet d’expertise (messages de sensibilisation, gestion des désinfections ect).

Le profil du candidat

FORMATION

  • Formation en EHA/ Construction ou expérience en projet de préparation ou réponse EBOLA
  • Formation ou expérience significative en gestion de projet

EXIGENCES DU POSTE

  • Capacité organisationnelle et de management d’équipe, capacités de coordination ;
  • Capacités de travail en équipe interculturelle
  • Capacités et expérience en représentation externe
  • Expérience de l’approche communautaire ou EHA
  • Autonomie capacité d’adaptation et de négociation
  • Connaissance du Mouvement Croix-Rouge / Croissant-Rouge et de la CRf privilégiée ;
  • Connaissance du contexte ivoirien (fonctionnement, acteurs, financement) serait un atout

LANGUES

Le français est la langue de travail. La maîtrise de l’anglais est un plus.

Durée: de 3 à 5 mois
Lieu: Guiglo - COTE D'IVOIRE

A pourvoir: le 08.12.2014

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

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

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How to apply:

Merci de postuler directement en ligne sur le site de la CRF en envoyant CV + LM:
http://www.croix-rouge.fr/Je-m-engage/Travaillez-a-l-international

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Financial Administration Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 12:16
Organization: Counterpart International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 30 Nov 2014

Summary

Counterpart International is seeking a Financial Administration Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Congo Demokrasia program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Congo Demokrasia will promote Congolese citizens’ informed voting and active and peaceful participation in the 2015-2016 elections. The program will support civil society organizations (CSOs) to conduct voter education activities and strengthen their ability to conduct oversight and advocacy to protect citizens’ electoral rights in the upcoming elections. The Financial Administration Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial project management as well as coordination of all financial activities. The manager should have experience in the areas of: financial management, accountability, negotiations, auditing, as well as USAID rules and regulations governing all aspects of financial and administrative management and oversight of programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Establish financial management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources.

· Manage program budget and oversee all financial disbursements and procurement ensuring compliance with US government regulations and Counterpart policies.

· Supervise day-to-day operations of the finance team, mentoring and building their capacity.

· Assess capacity building needs and provide training and technical assistance in financial management to local sub-grantees.

· Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, burn trackers, accruals and spending projections.

· Prepare and ensure timely submission of all financial reports, records, files and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.

· Oversee development of key HR policies and personnel manual, and ensure their adherence to local labor laws.

· Calculate and pay employee salaries and taxes and other tax reporting.

· Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· A university degree in finance, business administration, or related field is required.

· Minimum of six (6) years of experience working with international NGOs.

· At least four (4) years’ work experience in financial management with experience and knowledge of international donor programs.

· Demonstrated knowledge of USG rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

· Familiarity with sub-grants management a plus.

· Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks accounting software.

· Prior experience in Africa, particularly in Central Africa, is preferred.

· Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills.

· Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work well in a team environment.

· Excellent writing skills in French; advanced professional level English; knowledge of Swahili, Kikongo, Lingala or Tshiluba preferred.


How to apply:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on this project should visit: http://www.counterpart.org/working-with-us to see open jobs, submit your resume or edit your profile, and attach an updated resume and cover letter.

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United States of America: DIRECTOR - EHAT (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 12:11
Organization: CARE USA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Dec 2014

CARE is seeking an Emergencies Director that will provide overall leadership and direction to CARE USA's emergency and humanitarian assistance programs, including food assistance projects, and will ensure that these programs are coordinated with and supportive of the work of CARE International's Emergency Response Working Group (ERWG) and contribute to the achievement of the Program, Partnerships, Learning, and Advocacy division (of which Emergencies is a part) strategy. S/he is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to the CARE USA Emergencies staff and ensuring that CARE USA's emergency preparedness and response activities follow CARE's Programming Principles and meet the objectives of addressing underlying causes of people's vulnerability to reduce the impact of disasters. This includes driving programs to ensure they meet the needs of vulnerable women and girls during crisis, and developing and tracking indicators that measure the empowerment of women in emergency situations. The Director will provide strategic guidance, ensure technical support to CI members and country offices, represent CI and C-USA in different fora and with donors; and, will work to make resources available in the focus areas which have been agreed upon with CARE International, namely water/sanitation, food security, and shelter. S/he will facilitate CARE USA's contribution to emergency responses coordinated by the Geneva-based CARE Emergency Group (CEG) and will be responsible for maintaining close working relationships with other units and divisions within CARE USA, with CEG and other CARE members to ensure staff surge capacity and financial contributions to emergency-specific efforts. The Director will also lead a cross-functional team to accomplish yearly business plans developed in the organizationally defined focus area of Humanitarian Assistance. The Director is also responsible for managing key relationships in the USA with bilateral donors (OFDA, Food for Peace, and BPRM) and other consortia such such as Interaction Humanitarian Policy Practice and Committee and the Interagency Working Group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management - Provide proper supervision to direct reports by ensuring the full and proper implementation of CARE's performance management system
  • Coordination with CARE International
  • Coordination with CARE USA
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Technical Oversight
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Human Resource Mobilization
  • Representation/Liaison
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Primary Skills:

  • Bachelor's in Appropriate Field
  • Master's Degree
  • 5 years of management experience in humanitarian sector; 3 years working overseas in multiple emergency situations
  • 8 years of senior management experience in humanitarian sector; 5 years of senior management experience; experience managing a large scale emergency response; work with international humanitarian community in USA or other country focused on global level
  • Strategic visioning and decision making, planning, fundraising, budgeting and budget management, verbal and written communication skills, technical knowledge related to emergencies, basic management skills).
  • Knowledge of humanitarian architecture and quality/accountability initiatives.
  • Facilitation skills, proposal writing, M&E skill

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.


How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2514

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Kenya: Consultant for participatory governance project in Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia, supported by the Commonwealth Foundation (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 10:53
Organization: Health Poverty Action
Country: Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda
Closing date: 08 Dec 2014

Health Poverty Action is looking for a participatory governance consultant to work for 40 days between December 2014 and March 2016.

Project will involve both desk research and writing in the consultant’s home country and also travel to Kenya, Rwanda and Namibia.

The consultant will have
- a proven track record of at least 5 year’s experience of conducting similar work
- ideally will have experience of the region
- extensive experience of creating and writing participatory governance toolkits


How to apply:

For full terms of reference please visit www.healthunlimited.or.ke

To apply please provide:
• a full CV, outlining your relevant experience.
• a technical proposal outlining involvement in similar projects.
• your daily rate in £.

Deadline for applications: 8th December 2014

Please send applications to consultancies@healthunlimited.or.ke specifying "Participatory Governance Consultancy" in the email subject line

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Sudan: Consultant,(Khartoum, Sudan),Deadline:5 December 2014 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 07:51
Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 05 Dec 2014

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on: 19 November 2014

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION:Khartoum, Sudan

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:Consultant

DURATION:10 weeks extended over 4 months (December 2014 – March 2015)

CLOSING DATE:**5 December 2014**

BACKGROUND
The United Nations Human Settlements, UN-Habitat, is the lead United Nations agency for Cities and Human Settlements. UN-Habitat’s specific mandate to assist member states in disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness, and post-disaster rehabilitation capacities in human settlements is derived from the Habitat Agenda.

Since 2005, UN-Habitat has supported the Government of Sudan in developing and implementing sustainable urbanization strategies. Following an urban-rural linkage approach, the main objective of UN-Habitat’s work in Sudan is to bring together national and international expertise and encourage decision makers to promote sustainable urbanization processes, and at the same time assist people in need through the implementation of durable and environmentally sustainable solutions in order to reduce their dependency from humanitarian aid, hence project activities address both humanitarian as well as developmental type interventions. Different methodologies and activities are implemented according to specific needs of the region of intervention. UN-Habitat’s approach links policy advisory with informed technical support together with demonstration projects implemented on the ground. It makes use of mainstreaming participatory approaches, institutional capacity development and active community engagement. UN-Habitat’s work in Sudan focus on participatory urban and regional planning, awareness raising and training, the construction of housing and social services using eco-friendly and low cost construction technologies as well as slum upgrading.

UN-Habitat is undertaking this evaluation of the UN-Habitat Sudan Country Programme and relevant projects in order to assess to what extent the overall support and technical assistance of UN-Habitat has been relevant, efficient and effective, and sustainable. This evaluation is part of UN-Habitat’s effort to perform systematic and timely evaluations of its programmes and to ensure that UN-Habitat evaluations provide full representation of its mandate and activities, including evaluation of work at country level and humanitarian and development interventions. The evaluation was commissioned by the Sudan Country Programme Manager and the Regional Office for Arab States and deemed strategic and timely in order to synthesize on achievements and lessons learned from key projects implemented in the Sudan portfolio that are coming to an end in 2014. Subsequently, the evaluation is to be included in the revision of the 2014-2015 UN-Habitat Evaluation Plan. The sharing of findings from this evaluation will inform UN-Habitat and key stakeholders, including the Sudanese partners and donor agencies, on what was achieved and learned from the Programme on Building Capacity for Managing Sustainable Urbanization in Sudan.

The main purpose of the evaluation is to: (i) provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, (ii) evaluate results achieved so far, and (iii) promote learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned of operational relevance for future project formulation and implementation.
The evaluation is to provide UN-Habitat, its Governing bodies, donors, UNCT and the Government of Sudan with an independent and forward-looking evaluation of UN-Habitat’s achievements, lessons, challenges and opportunities.

The evaluation will be conducted over a period of four months, from December 2014 – March 2015.
The evaluation will be carried out through analyses of various sources of information including desk review of relevant documents; key informant interviews and consultations with key stakeholders); surveys and field visits; and through cross-validation of data. While maintaining independence, the evaluation will seek the views of all key stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The International Consultant, who will be working with a National Consultant will be the Team Leader and have overall responsibility for producing the deliverables according to the quality standards of UN-Habitat for evaluation reports.
Among the deliverables expected, there will be

  • Inception Report with Evaluation Workplan;
  • Evaluation Reports Drafts;
  • Final Evaluation Report not exceeding 40 pages not including annexes.

Compliance with United Nations Evaluation Group standards and UN-Habitat evaluation report format is expected. Examples of evaluation reports are available from the website of the UN-Habitat Evaluation Unit: (http://www.unhabitat.org/evaluation).
Full details of the evaluation are provided in the attached Terms of Reference.
COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Communication: Excellent and effective written and oral skills. Ability to present information in a concise and accurate manner, proven ability for preparing comprehensive documents and reports.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by valuing others ideas and expertise and is willing to learn from others.
Planning & Organizing: Proven ability to plan, coordinate and monitor own work and that of others. Ability to work under pressure and uses time efficiently. Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
EDUCATION
Advanced academic degree in reconstruction, humanitarian strategies, urban and regional development, housing, infrastructure, local governance, or similar relevant fields.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Extensive evaluation experience of humanitarian strategies and programme, especially participatory approaches and institutional capacity development in post-conflict settings. The consultant should have proven ability to present credible findings derived from evidence and putting conclusions and recommendations supported by the findings. Experience of working on neighbourhood upgrading and IDP issues is also required.
Recent and relevant experience from working in developing countries. Experience in Sudan an asset.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Excellent English spoken and written; knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
OTHER SKILLS

  • Familiarity with UN-Habitat’s mandate and understanding of UN-Habitat’s role in humanitarian and development oriented interventions.
  • Specialized knowledge of projects or programmes in the field of the recovery and reconstruction, urban development local governance, housing, or infrastructure. Relevant experience of other major humanitarian and development agencies or programmes, in particular in relation to programmes on house, land and property issues is an asset.
  • Integrity, sound judgement, analytical skills, networking and interpersonal skills, and proven report writing skills.

REMUNERATION
Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.


How to apply:

Applications should include:

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  • Educational Background (incl. dates);
  • Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months);
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. internships/ voluntary work, etc.);
  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments;
  • Expectations regarding remuneration.

All applications should be submitted to:
Wael Al-Ashhab
UN HABITAT Khartoum – Sudan
Email: wael.alashhab@unhabitat.org

Please be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-Habitat e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org
Deadline for applications: 05 December 2014
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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Kenya: Local Individual Contractor,(Nairobi),Deadline: 28th November 2014 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 07:32
Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Nov 2014

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 21 November 2014

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:Local Individual Contractor

DURATION:6 work months with possibility of extension

CLOSING DATE:**28 November 2014**

BACKGROUND

The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralised Service Delivery for Somalia (JPLG) has established an important platform for seizing the development moment and is also a programme that has translated many of the ambitions of the ‘One UN’ principles into tangible improvements in aid and wider development effectiveness.

It is against this background that JPLG, launched in 2008 for a period of five years, is to be continued for a second phase of five years running from 2013 through 2017 referred to as JPLG II. The Joint Programme, which has five partners including ILO, UNCDF, UNDP, UN-Habitat and UNICEF, is aligned with the UN Somali Assistance Strategy (UNSAS), 2010 – 2015 and contributes to at least five of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). JPLG II will build on the successes achieved during the past five years and will maintain the same focus of strengthening local government as a means of enhancing the delivery of services to citizens and restoring confidence and credibility in the state. It will also improve state-citizen relations by linking local governments to their constituent communities and will engage the private sector transparently and accountably.

The overall objective of JPGL II is to promote improvements in local governance quality that can contribute to peace consolidation, development and equitable service delivery. The programme outcomes are structured around three mutually reinforcing strategies:

  • Supporting policy and legislative reforms for functional, fiscal and administrative decentralization that clarify and enhance the role of local government, its relationship to central government, and as a means to improve local service delivery,
  • Improving local government capacity for equitable service delivery,
  • Improving and expanding the delivery of sustainable services to citizens in an equitable, responsive and socially accountable manner and promoting local economic environment.

Responsibilities

Under the overall coordination of the JPLG Programme Manager, and the supervision of the JPLG Programme Officer, the Local Individual Contractor will support the sound project management, financial and administrative management of the implementation and monitoring of activities related to the JPLG. He/she will be consistent in the application of appropriate policies, guidelines and procedures and be effective in timely liaison and interaction with colleagues and concerned stakeholders/parties internally and externally.

The Local Individual Contractor will be responsible for the following:

Programme/ Projects Management

  • Provide assistance in preparations of documents related to preparation of quarterly reports and monitoring and evaluation of the programme activity
  • Contribute in the preparation of contractual documentation for consultants by ensuring that selected candidates submit all required documentation and dispatched
  • Provide assistance in preparations of documents related to agreements documents for Agreements of Cooperation and all other legal instruments applicable in the implementation of the programme and project activities
  • Contribute in the procurement process working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in Nairobi and field offices in Somalia by placing requests for procurement and payments and follow up on progress reporting in a timely manner in case of potential delay
  • Provide assistance in implementation of project/operational strategies and research for JPLG
  • Support with Logistics- Make flight bookings; prepare travel requests/ authorizations, make travel/transport arrangements, as well as general coordination of logistics

Other duties

  • Maintain regular documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related JPLG
  • Establish and maintain an excel sheet for tracking procurement, consultant and AoC processes
  • Assist in the establishment of a filing system
  • Make necessary arrangements for meetings and conference facilities in Nairobi as required
  • Assist obtaining relevant information as required

Delivereables;

  • A project management database with all the categories of documentation mentioned above.
  • A File Plan for all JPLG records

COMPETENCIES (maximum of five)

Professionalism
Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery in delivering on UN-Habitat/JPLG mandate; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas.

Communication
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and 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.

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; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in progress and meets deadline for delivery of products or services to client

EDUCATION

HS Diploma is required.
University degree (BA. or equivalent) in development studies, international relations or any related fields is an added advantage

WORK EXPERIENCE

Experience in administrative procedures in support of project management or related fields for International Organizations. Experience in communication as well as reporting is required. Candidates who have experience working for post-conflict countries is preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in oral and written English is required.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN-Habitat
  • Willingness to travel to Somalia
  • Results-oriented, flexible and problem-solving attitude
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Fully competent in report/project writing skills

REMUNERATION
Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.


How to apply:

Applications should include:
• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration
    • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the
UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster
through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted to:
UN-HABITAT Somalia Office
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: un-habitat.som@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 28 November 2014

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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Kenya: Programme Analyst Consultant,(Nairobi),Deadline: 28th November 2014 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 07:20
Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Nov 2014

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CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 21st November 2014

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:UN-HABITAT, Slum Upgrading Unit

DUTY STATION: Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Programme Analyst Consultant

DURATION: 6 months

CLOSING DATE:**28th November 2014**

BACKGROUND
UN-HABITAT is the lead agency for the Millennium Development Goal 7c and 7d aiming for access to water and sanitation and the significant improvement of living conditions in slums.

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries is one of UN-HABITAT’s efforts to mobilise partners and resources to commonly achieve urban poverty reduction.

The programme consists of three components: Phase 1, participatory urban profiling, Phase 2, participatory action planning and Phase 3, participatory pilot slum upgrading project implementation. Currently, 35 ACP countries are implementing one of these three PSUP phases, and provisions are being made to structure the scaling-up of the programme: a future PSUP Phase 4.

With reference to the Phase 3 of the PSUP, 8 African countries that finalised the Phase 2 activities were selected to continue with this phase and currently develop their respective action plans for the implementation of slum upgrading pilot projects in selected informal settlements.

This assignment will tasked within the following areas of the PSUP II (2012-2015) implementation period under the following activity areas; conferences and outreach, Phase 2 and 3 country implementation and e-participation and capacity development.

UN-HABITAT’s Regional Offices, the Project Office and the Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch as well as the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat and the European Commission (EC) have partnered to establish the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), currently implemented in 34 ACP countries.

Slum Upgrading and Prevention
Slum upgrading and prevention can only be efficiently addressed through a systemic and integrated approach and with the involvement and participation of all concerned key stakeholders.

Slum upgrading programmes need to concomitantly tackle security of tenure and land regularisation as well as provision of basic urban services, promotion of good governance, creation of job opportunities, as well as planning challenges and decent housing.

In the past, slum upgrading has been addressed through a project-to-project basis and experience has shown that this approach is ineffective, because it rarely gained scale and/or replication.

The latest generation of slum upgrading actions around the world are part of the city-wide slum upgrading initiatives such as the Cities Without Slums Programme, reflecting a strategic move from project to programme scale.

PSUP in 34 ACP countries
Countries participating in the programme are:
PSUP Phase 1, urban profiling: Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Togo, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
PSUP Phase 2, action planning: Antigua and Bermuda, Burundi, Cape Verde, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Fiji, Gambia, Haiti, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda.
PSUP Phase 3, pilot project implementation: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo (D.R.), Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.
(Outputs of Phase 1– the urban profiling and Phase 2 – the action planning can be found on the PSUP website www.unhabitat.org/psup and the www.mypsup.org).

The objectives of this assignment are:

  • Provide country support for PSUP country implementation by providing technical support and keeping the PSUP management informed on the progress of the implementation,
  • Develop policy papers for PSUP-related international conferences and regional workshops;
  • Provide technical support to training workshops on PSUP methodology;
  • Country implementation monitoring and documentation aimed at strengthening the normative approach to slum upgrading;
  • Support resource mobilisation activities, including the development of project proposals;
  • Lead PSUP-related research activities, including research on slum upgrading innovations concerning cross-subsidisation redevelopment schemes and land readjustment tools.

Approach
For the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) and in cooperation with the ACP Secretariat as well as the European Commission (EC), six general programme criteria have been agreed and applied in the proposals to the EC. Consequently, the indicators are essential for future EC external evaluations looking at the successful implementation of Phase 3.

That is why these indicators shall be also integrated in this evaluation and country selection process.

  1. Quality of the project design: the appropriateness of the suggested project objectives and underlying problems, the needs and priorities of the intended target groups and beneficiaries that the project is supposed to address and the adaptation to the physical and policy environment within it operates. This shall include the quality of the project preparation and design – the logic and completeness of the project planning process, and the internal logic and coherence of the project design.
  2. Achievement of the main objectives and effectiveness of Phases 1 and 2 implementation as well as the proposed Phase 3 pilot projects: the assessment of expected results and impacts, including unintended ones, and then the comparison of intended and unintended consequences for Phase 2 and Phase 3. The consequences shall be evaluated in relation to the overall goal and the objectives of the PSUP, and the respect countries’/cities’ objectives.
  3. Efficiency of the implementation to date: to what extent funding, human, financial resources, regulatory, and/or administrative resources contributed to, or hindered, the achievement of the objectives and results. This also includes the ownership of the national and local governments to contribute to the programme implementation in line with national priorities and budgets.
  4. Sustainability of the effects: an analysis of the extent to which the results and impact are being, or are likely to be maintained over time, taking into account the multiplier effect of the planned slum upgrading activities and the extent to which the projects identified in Phase 2 are being or are likely to be financed and implemented (based also on the developed resource mobilisation strategy).
  5. Key cross-cutting areas of interventions: for example land, environment, gender, human rights, housing, basic urban services etc. are combined and are taken care off in the programme design which leads to a strong project with multiplier effects.
  6. Coordination, complementation and coherence: the degree that the proposed pilot projects are coherent with national priorities and current efforts of the key local and national partners, with donors and EU policies and Member States in particular, with the UN Country Teams, UNDAF and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers as well as UN-HABITAT’s Country Programme Documents (if in place). This shall include an assessment of the positioning of UN-HABITAT within the overall context of donors in the field of urban development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
To achieve the above objectives, this assignment is expected to accomplish the following activities;

  1. PSUP country implementation follow-up and technical support:

The consultant will act as focal point to select countries implementing PSUP Phases 1-3. The consultant will provide technical support to PSUP implementation as needed and actively follow-up on country implementation in order to ensure project compliance and output delivery.

  1. Policy paper development for international conferences and regional workshops:

The consultant will develop and oversee the development of policy papers for international conferences and regional workshops on slum upgrading promoting the PSUP methodology and innovations in slum upgrading. The consultant will ensure policy papers will reflect research aimed at strengthening the normative approach to upgrading.

  1. Resource mobilisation activities:

The consultant will build on policy paper development and research activities to assist PSUP in resource mobilisation through the development of project proposals. Project proposals will be at both the global and country levels and be topical and relevant to current trends in slum upgrading innovations.

  1. Lead research activities in PSUP:

The consultant will lead normative research activities in PSUP. The consultant will devise a research strategy highlighting key areas of research focus for upgrading and develop a research agenda.

  1. Provide technical support in technical training workshops for PSUP at the regional and country level:

The consultant will provide technical support and participate in regional and country level training workshops for PSUP countries in Phases 1-3.

Overall Implementation Set-up
The consultant will be directly communicating to the PSUP Project Manager; It is preferred that the consultant is based in the office and is in close communication with the team.
Reporting Structure and Implementation Schedule
The consultant will report to The PSUP Project Manager
The activities are expected to be undertaken within 6 months and the consultant is expected to deliver an updated time schedule at the commencement of the contract.
Property rights
Once the outputs are accepted by UN-Habitat, it will be the property of the United Nations, which shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights, and trademarks with regard to all material which bears a direct relation to, or is made in consequence of, the services provided to UN-Habitat by the Consultant.

UN-Habitat will make reference to and acknowledge the contribution made by the consultant to the preparation of the materials produced by the consultant.

OUTPUTS

  • 3-5 Policy papers for international conferences and regional workshops
  • 1-3 innovations in slum upgrading concept notes, including (1) cross-subsidisation mechanism for upgrading and (2) land readjustment
  • PSUP Phase 1-3 implementation reports and evaluations
  • 3-5 Project Proposals for resource mobilisation
  • Progress reports
  • Reviewed country outputs of 2-4 PSUP implementing countries

COMPETENCIES (maximum of five)
CREATIVITY

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches

COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her own occupation and profession
  • Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally
  • Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honours commitments
  • Delivers outputs for which one ha responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
  • Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules
  • Takes personal responsibility for is/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

CLIENT ORIENTATION

  • Consider all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
  • Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client

PLANNING & ORGANIZING

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  • Uses time efficiently

EDUCATION

  • Master’s in the following fields: International Development, Urban Development, Urban Planning, or Environmental Planning is required

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in informal settlements upgrading from an international perspective and field research in urban and informal settlements.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake capacity building activities in slum upgrading
  • Experience in project design and management
  • Experience in policy analysis and policy paper development with a focus on innovative financing strategies for slum upgrading

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement; knowledge of French, Spanish or any other UN official languages is an advantage

REMUNERATION
The assignment will be undertaken for a total of 6 months. Fees are dependent on the qualification and experience of the candidate.


How to apply:

Applications should include:
• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  • Educational Background (incl. dates)
  • Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  • Expectations regarding remuneration
  • Three references

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the
UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster
through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be sent to**psup@unhabitat.org**

Deadline for applications: 28th November 2014

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:recruitment@unon.org

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Liberia: Deputy Manager, Market Development Fund (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:17
Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 22 Dec 2014

DAI leads the USAID-funded Liberia Food and Enterprise Development (FED) program, a comprehensive and market-driven effort to improve food security—in terms of food availability, utilization, and affordability—by building indigenous incentive structures that assist a range of agricultural stakeholders to adopt a commercial approach.

USAID Liberia’s programs operate within the US Foreign Assistance Framework for ‘rebuilding countries’ with the respective goal to: “Assist in the construction or reconstruction of key internal infrastructure and market mechanisms to stabilize the economy.” The Mission’s strategy focuses on ‘lifting Liberia’ to the next tier: i.e., from a rebuilding country to a developing country and beyond. As a contribution toward the achievement of this goal, the Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program will be implemented to achieve the following component objectives:

  • Component 1: Increase agricultural productivity and profitability and improve human nutrition;
  • Component 2: Stimulate private enterprise growth and investment; and
  • Component 3: Build local technical and managerial human resources to sustain and expand accomplishments achieved under objectives one and two.

The FED program is the USAID Mission’s principal mechanism to achieve the goals of its Feed the Future 2011-2015 Multi-Year Strategy.

DAI is seeking a Deputy Manager for the FED Market Development Fund (MDF). The MDF is a commercially driven $22 million dollar fund that supports value chain participants, including farmers, transporters, processors, packagers, marketers and all associated industries and individuals, small and large, in both the private and the public sector, to grow their businesses, increase employment opportunities, by overcoming critical constraints to generating increased incomes and by taking full advantage of existing and emerging market opportunities. The MDF is designed to be a flexible and responsive tool that adapts to the particular circumstances to help FED achieve its objectives. The MDF Deputy Manager will assist the MDF Manager by working with the FED Component Leads, Activity Managers, and County Managers to ensure the entire MDF process—from concept—to approval – through implementation to close out is managed as efficiently as possible. The MDF Deputy Manager will also assist the MDF Manager in closing out MDF activities and ensuring that all MDF financial vouchers are properly documented as per the record map. The position is based in Monrovia, Liberia with travel to project sites in the FED target counties. The position is available immediately. Required responsibilities:

Program Tasks:

  • Work directly with the FED technical staff to facilitate and accelerate their access to utilizing the FED Market Development Fund for the relevant approved work plan activity/task through the activity design phase of the MDF process in TAMIS (FED’s database);
  • Collaborate with the FED technical team, both in Monrovia and in the FED county offices, on MDF activity design, framework, and all aspects of activity implementation;
  • Assist the MDF Manager in reviewing all MDF proposals (technical justifications and budgets) for accuracy before they are sent to COP for final approval;
  • Collaborate with the technical and M&E teams to contribute to monitoring and evaluation of all MDF activities;
  • Collaborate with the technical and Extension/Training teams to contribute to the proper documentation of training modules and plans for MDF activities;
  • Assist the technical team conduct market research on procurement needs for never before procured items on FED, draft Expressions of Interests and Sole Source Justifications as per DAI’s policies and procedures;
  • Assist the technical team in drafting beneficiary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and ensure enforcement and follow up on all terms and conditions of activity MOUs, ensure closure of MOUs when the activity is completed;
  • Assist the MDF Manager with procurement projections, workplan budget projections, and training timelines;
  • Ensure that activity managers, technical staff, M&E staff, and county managers are properly filing documents within TAMIS for record and knowledge management of FED.

Contracts/Finance:

  • Assist Technical staff in entering MDF requisitions, drafting scopes of work (SOW) for RFQs/RFP's/Invitation to bids, developing SOW when necessary for Independent Consultants;
  • Ensure the MDF component of TAMIS is continually maintained and updated to ensure accurate tracking and reporting of MDF activities;
  • Assist in maintaining the filing system and structure for all MDF activities and procurements both in Monrovia and the field;
  • Provide input to the management and coordination of the logistics and events under an MDF activity;
  • Conduct due diligence as needed to determine reasonableness;
  • Assist the MDF Manager in monitoring and tracking financial transactions under each activity;
  • Assist the MDF Manager in tracking restricted goods and non-expendable items procured under MDF;
  • Assist the MDF Manager in ensuring that all MDF financial vouchers are properly filled as per the record map of required documents depending on the threshold of the MDF procurement;
  • Verify procurement documentation and ensure that financial documents are thoroughly complete in TAMIS and in hard copy vouchers;
  • Conduct quarterly and yearly audits of FED’s files (financial, programmatic, human resources, inventory) as per the record map.

Any other task as requested by the Market Development Manager or Chief of Party.

Reporting: The Market Development Fund Deputy will report to the Market Development Fund Manager or her designee.

Qualifications:

  • At least four (5) years of professional experience providing administrative and/or management support to USAID-funded contracts or grants and/or performing USAID business development activities such as proposal coordination or management; or 3 years of experience with a Master's degree;
  • Should have knowledge of DAI and USAID policies and procedures in regards to procurement, finance, grants/subcontracts management, and accounting;
  • Previous experience with database systems and excellent knowledge of Microsott Excel is required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships;
  • English language fluency required; and
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in a relevant field.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to the position directly at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=69E8C1CD0F5906D51D2368A03A2A734E.NA10_primary_jvm?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=1759

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World: Project Evaluator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:51
Organization: GAIAS Consulting
Country: World
Closing date: 20 Dec 2014

http://www.gaiasconsultores.com/index.php/ingles

GAIAS Consulting is a firm dedicated to finding innovative solutions within the field of social work. With a strong background based on the tradition of solidarity in international non-governmental organisations, our aim is to enhance the quality of interventions so that living conditions can be improved and dignity restored to human beings. We work with NGOs, United Nations Agencies, foundations and companies through strategies of social responsibility.

Gaias Consulting has one main objective: to reach maximum quality and effectiveness in social work programmes in humanitarian aid and development through: the training of teams, design and set up of projects, dissemination and marketing of objectives achieved, performance of studies and evaluation of outcomes.

Our arena is international and our methodology in accordance with the regulations of such international organizations as the OCDE and the United Nations.

Our aim is that our work achieves the maximum level of efficiency with the greatest impact, and that corporations/organisations/foundations, and beneficiaries feel involved in the actions performed. We want them to directly participate in the work carried out.


How to apply:

Position: Project Evaluator

Date of incorporation: Not yet established; to form part of a pool for future projects.

Mission: Responsible for field evaluation and assessment of the various assigned projects, following a methodology designed by the management, and carrying out the pertinent reports and tasks as needed

Please see attached profile, and if you are interested in the position you can contact us by email:

gaias.consultores@gaiasconsulting.com

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Sweden: Evaluation of IM´s support to Tibetans in exile (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:42
Organization: IM - Swedish Development Partner
Country: Sweden
Closing date: 15 Dec 2014

IM is a Swedish development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion, operating in five regions worldwide. Since decades IM has been closely cooperating with Tibetans in exile. The interventions supported by IM are now subject to an external evaluation, as described in the attached Terms of Reference.


How to apply:

Tenders shall be submitted to Ms. Marija Brdarski, desk officer at the IM Head Office in Lund/Sweden, marija.brdarski@manniskohjalp.se.

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United States of America: Project Administrator* (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:39
Organization: Population Services Intl.
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Dec 2014

Population Services International (PSI) is a non-profit public health organization, operating in more than 65 low and middle income countries. PSI creates demand for essential health products and services using public and private sector techniques and innovative communications campaigns. On the supply side, PSI works with the commercial, non-profit and public sectors to increase access to health products and services for low income and vulnerable populations. All of our efforts are aimed at achieving large-scale behavior change that results in measurable health impacts. PSI markets behavior change, products and services for HIV/AIDS prevention, clean water, family planning, malaria control and maternal and child health.

PSI anticipates being awarded a multi-year research and marketing project to conduct user-focused research to increase uptake and correct and consistent use of microbicides by women at high risk for HIV infection. Specifically, the project will use diverse research methodologies to identify drivers of and barriers to microbicide use and will apply these findings to inform microbicide product design, packaging, positioning and promotion. Finally, the project will provide technical support for communication, demand generation, and adherence and retention interventions in countries where new microbicide products are launched. The project will be implemented over a five year period in two countries in southern Africa.

PSI is seeking candidates for the position of Project Administrator. The Project Administrator will be responsible for overall award management, including oversight of program management functions and will support PSI country platforms and backstopping teams and other relevant partners with program implementation.

The position will be based in Washington D.C. and will require 15% travel. The PA reports to the project director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide program management to coordinate, monitor and track all progress against donor and internal deliverables, donor and internal reporting requirements, and responses to donor requests and requests from PSI senior management.
  • Oversee reporting processes and ensure compliance of award management, including data management, analysis and presentation.
  • Oversee and track technical assistance required and provided to country programs and/or partners.
  • Liaise with regional financial analyst to regularly monitor project burn rates, preparation of donor invoices, development and realignment of donor budgets, and other financial analyses as needed.
  • Update and maintain internal knowledge management pertaining to project outputs as well as relevant technical areas.
  • Coordinate dissemination of project results internally and externally.
  • Coordinate project presence at any regional meetings and conferences.
  • Perform other responsibilities as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MIA, MBA, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with ideally 2 years of overseas work
  • At least 2 years of staff management / supervisory experience
  • Experience managing and/or providing support to USAID funded programs
  • Familiarity with PSI internal systems (contractual and financial) preferred
  • Familiarity with U.S. government donor policies and procedures (e.g. USAID, CDC)
  • Prior technical support and/or program implementation experience in HIV preferred
  • Understanding of PrEP and microbicides a plus
  • Willingness to travel approximately 15%
  • Fluency in oral and written English

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills as well as analytical, organizational, interpersonal skills, and writing skills; the ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure; and a passion for achieving results.

STATUS:

  • Exempt
  • Level 6

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 12, 2014

APPLY ONLINE athttp://www.psi.org**.**

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individualsregardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Apply Here

PI87459917


How to apply:

Apply Here

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Jordan: Global Community Mobilizers - Internship (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:38
Organization: World Interfaith Harmony Week
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 31 Dec 2014

UN WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK

UNGA Resolution A/65/PV.34

SEEKING

We are looking for Interns to help out with the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) Initiative for 2015.

What Is the World Interfaith Harmony Week?

INTRODUCTION

The World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of all the world’s religions, faiths and beliefs. It seeks to do this by promoting their common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor”. Its message invites everyone, excludes no one, and is purely voluntary.

HM King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed the World Interfaith Harmony Week Initiative during the 65 United Nations General Assembly in 2010. The proposition was unanimously adopted by the UN, and has since been observed by countries worldwide through a variety of organized events during the first week of February.

WIHW OBJECTIVES

The objectives behind the World Interfaith Harmony Week, in the words of the author of the resolution, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, are:

1.To co-ordinate and unite the efforts of all the interfaith groups doing positive work with one focused theme at one specific time annually, thereby increasing their collective momentum and eliminating redundancy.

2.To Harness and utilise the collective might of the world’s second-largest infrastructure (that of places of worship — the largest being that of education) specifically for peace and harmony in the world: inserting, as it were, the right “software” into the world’s religious “hardware”.

3.To permanently and regularly encourage the silent majority of preachers to declare themselves for peace and harmony and providing a ready-made vehicle for them to do so. Moreover, if preachers and teachers commit themselves on the record once a year to peace and harmony, this means that when the next inter-religious crisis or provocation occurs, they cannot then relapse into parochial fear and mistrust, and will be more likely to resist the winds of popular demagoguery.

DETAILS

The event takes place in the first week of February of every year. Event organizers/hosts are required to document their events and submit a report that includes photos, videos and of course an overall summary of the event.

After all events are reviewed, a highly esteemed and honourable panel of judges will evaluate these events.

PANEL OF JUDGES

  1. H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi
  2. H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III – Patriarch of the Holy City, Palestine and Jordan
  3. H.E. Sheikh Dr Ali Gomaa – former Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt
  4. H.E. Bishop Munib Yunan – Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and President of the World Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches
  5. Father Nabil Haddad – Founder and Executive Director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Centre
  6. Dr. Minwer Al-Mheid – Director of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
  7. Mr. Aftab Ahmed – Director of the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre

Starting in 2014, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan became the official sponsor of the World Interfaith Harmony Week prizes. There are four WIHW Prizes in total. A prize will be given to each of the four best events or texts organized during the UN WIHW. These prizes are awarded at His Majesty’s personal residence at the Royal Court.

PRIZES

  1. First prize: $25,000 USD
  2. Second prize: $15,000 USD
  3. Third prize: $5,000 USD
  4. Fourth prize: $5,000 USD
  5. Winners are flown into Jordan (travel expenses covered)

REQUIREMENTS

We’re looking for self-motivated passionate individuals who can work in a very fast-paced environment to help promote the initiative. We’re looking for people from various backgrounds to be involved. If you speak multiple languages, it’s a huge plus but not a requirement. We are looking to spread awareness for the World Interfaith Harmony Week across the entire globe. If you have any of the following skills or networks, please apply:

  1. Strong writing skills (especially in English and or Arabic)
  2. Marketing / Digital marketing
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Videography
  5. Translation (French, Deutsche, Arabic, English or any other language)
  6. A solid network of connections with Schools, Religious Institutions, Universities, Grass Roots movements or Organizations
  7. Public Relations
  8. Social Media Marketing
  9. Animation
  10. Branding
  11. Handy with a phone and administrative work

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

A letter of appreciation for your help from HRH Prince Ghazi (provided you meet your responsibilities and duties)

HOURS

Part timers: 4 hours per day, 5 days per week anytime between 9 and 5 pm.

Full timers: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week from 9 to 5 pm.

We are open to telecommuting (working from home) for those living outside of Jordan.

LOCATION

Our offices are located in Dabuq, Amman, Jordan. For those living abroad, we are open to telecommuting (Working from home).

COMPENSATION

This is NOT a paid position.


How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:

hr@wihw.info

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Kenya: Economic Strengthening Technical Director (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:37
Organization: Plan USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Dec 2014

Background

Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

Position Description

Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Technical Team Lead for an anticipated multi-sectorial, USAID funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project in Kenya. The Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for implementation of all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC and successful integration with other project interventions. This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

Responsibilities

  • Lead technical design, oversight, and monitoring of activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC.
  • Contribute detailed and accurate technical deliverables and reports to fulfill USAID and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate technical activities with the USAID Kenya mission, partners, sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations.
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of program technical deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.
  • Supervise a team and oversee implementation of annual program work and plans. Lead the development of annual work plans and contribute to development of performance monitoring plans.
  • As a member of the senior management team contribute to strategic and operational roll out of all project activities. Work closely with other project technical experts on all project activities.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other related projects and activities in Kenya, including Plan’s ongoing programs.
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to during project implementation.

****Key Qualifications and Skills****

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or social work or a related field; PhD, MD or DrPH a plus.
  • At least 8 years of experience designing, implementing and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
  • Experience in leveraging public private partnerships preferred.
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects (ideally, in a senior technical position) highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies that employ evidence-based approaches to meet project targets, especially under rigorous timelines.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Work experience in Kenya highly preferred.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Swahili preferred.

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.Further, Qualified Kenyan nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


How to apply:

To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through our recruitment portal (http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/). The biodata form can be downloaded separately from the recruitment portal alongside the job descriptions under the title USAID1420 Biodata Form. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is ****5th December 2014****. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Deputy Chief of Party (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:36
Organization: Plan USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Dec 2014

****Background****

Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

****Project and Position Description****

Plan International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated multi-sectorial, USAID funded orphans and vulnerable children project in Kenya.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party in the management of the project. S/he will be in charge of providing technical and managerial leadership including technical oversight, financial management and administration and grants management. S/he oversees coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of sub-grantees, and ensure that activities meeting USAID and Plan standards. The position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

****Responsibilities:****

  • Provides day-to-day leadership and high quality delivery of the project: field operations, administration, logistics and procurement.
  • Manages, in coordination with the COP, relationships and work with implementing partner organizations
  • Manages donor relationships and serves, along with the COP, as the primary project representative.
  • Oversees the development of project reports, annual work plans, and other documents as required by USAID and the Government of Kenya.
  • Facilitates knowledge management, communications, and information flow for the project.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of project budgets and expenditure, and assists the Finance and Operations Director to set up and implement appropriate systems for project financials.
  • Supervises Technical and Operations Specialists
  • Serves as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.
  • Ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, Plan International, Plan US National Office (USNO) and Government of Bangladesh counterparts.

****Requirements:****

  • Minimum Master’s degree in International Development, Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field;
  • Strong knowledge of OVC related programming in Kenya or the region.
  • Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in managing large programs focused on OVC, community-based development, with significant experience in managing USAID-funded programs (minimum 5 years).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Work experience in Kenya .
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Swahili preferred.

****Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.****Further, Qualified Kenya nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.


How to apply:

To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through our recruitment portal (http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/). The biodata form can be downloaded separately from the recruitment portal alongside the job descriptions under the title USAID1420 Biodata Form. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. The deadline for applications is 5th December 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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