WWF-Myanmar: Senior Research Officer

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY  # 10/14 (Re-advertisement) - Position Title: Senior Research OfficerLocation: Dawei, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar Closing Date: 15 March 2015
 I.      Background 
WWF Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region's biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong. We helped establish conservation programmes in Thailand in the early 1980s, have been active in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam since 1990. WWF is now establishing a presence in Myanmar to support the government's aim for green and sustainable development, with the vision: To support Myanmar in a development model that is following a green economy approach and maintaining a high degree of natural capital and biodiversity.
 
II.     Major Function
 
The purpose of this position is to lead the overall biological research and monitoring program of WWF-Myanmar within the Tanintharyi Region. This includes development of work-plans, leading training, field data collection, and data management. The post holder will facilitate the WWF-Myanmar DTL landscape program through coordinating biodiversity research and conservation impact monitoring across sites of WWF interest within the Tanintharyi Region. Research will initially focus on identifying and organizing biodiversity surveys of critical areas for biodiversity conservation in the Myinmolekhat complex. Subsequent responsibilities will include identifying conservation targets for monitoring in these areas and developing and implementing robust monitoring protocols. The post holder will also establish and maintain close working relationships with other conservation NGOs whose work is relevant to that of the WWF-Myanmar DTL program.
 III.        Major Responsibilities A.      Project Development and Implementation 
  • Lead the organisation and implementation, including engaging suitable consultants, of biodiversity surveys within the Myinmolekhat complex to guide identification of critical areas for WWF intervention and provide baseline data on ecosystem quality and global conservation value.
 
  • Coordinate with government counterparts to agree work plans and deliverables and support the delivery of them.
 
  • Develop and implement plans for applied research on priority biological taxa and processes in the Myinmolekhat complex, particularly ensuring that protocols are accurately and reliably implemented in the field.
 
  • Lead on logistical and financial planning and management for field implementation.
 
  • Manage and store research specimens and data collected from the field according to WWF policy.
 
·        Ensure all field equipment (e.g. camera traps) is properly maintained.

50%  
  • Work with relevant GIS/data officers to ensure relevant research data and camera trap imagery is catalogued and managed
 
  • Lead in the coordination and communication for WWF-Myanmar's engagement on biological research opportunities and findings in the DTL.
 B.      Technical Support and Capacity Development 
  • Provide technical support and advice on relevant issues, particularly focusing on facilitating exchange of lessons learned and best practices, accessing and analyzing data as needed
 
  • Develop, and translate into relevant local script, training material and survey data sheets and lead the training of field teams, to ensure effective and high quality data collection.
 
  • Assist WWF-Greater Mekong staff with producing peer-reviewed papers on the biodiversity value and monitoring results from the Tanintharyi.
 
  • Identify capacity gaps that relate to WWF-Myanmar's work within key partners, and develop consultant alternatives and/or training plans to address these gaps
 C.      Partnerships, Networking, and Strategic Communications 
  • Develop and maintain effective contacts with a wide range of external organisations and individuals who might in some way assist WWF in achieving its vision for Myanmar
 
  • Communicate with other national or international research teams for collaboration.
 
  • Communicate and promote WWF's positions and objectives to the Myanmar conservation community by attending and presenting at relevant meetings and forums
 
  • Work in close coordination with the relevant communications staff of WWF- Myanmar as well as other communication staff of the WWF network to communicate issues and achievements to defined target audiences


 
 
 
 
 
 25% 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15%  
 
  1. Fundraising                                                                                                                                                5%
 
  • Participate in the development of funding opportunities
 
  • Contribute technical writing and review to proposals under development at the country and regional level
 E.      Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting                                                                                              5% 
  • Prepare technical reports on relevant programs and projects when required
 
  • Produce clearly written, concise reports in Burmese and English, on research and monitoring activities.
 
  • Provide detailed technical support to the monitoring and evaluation of the landscape conservation strategy
 
This Job Description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.  
 
 IV.WORKING RELATIONS 1.            Internal 
WWF-Myanmar:  works under the supervision of the Myanmar conservation programme manager and in consultation with the Myanmar Country Director
 
WWF-Greater Mekong:  coordinates work with relevant regional offices focused on community and civil society engagement including the Regional SD4C representative
 
WWF Network:  coordinates with staff supporting and engaged in Myanmar, and land use planning, ecosystem services, and sustainable financing work in the region
 2.            External 
Interact  with  donors,  government,  shareholders,  and  other  partners  as  necessary  in  coordinating information, activities and attending external events/meetings in the region
 V.          Requirements 1.            Education and Qualification 
  • Master's   degree   in   biological   research,   natural   resources,   environmental   management, development studies, or other relevant technical fields.
 2.            Knowledge 
  • Knowledge in survey techniques, planning and data analysis
 
  • Competence in field logistics and Health & Safety procedures
 
  • Knowledge of the realities of development partners, donor institutions, government agencies, and the not-for-profit sector in the region is preferred
 3.            Experience 
  • At  least  five  years  practical  experience  in  conservation  science,  scientific  research  and/or biological monitoring, preferably in South or Southeast Asia.
 
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and with key regional and international institutions e.g. Universities, Zoological Societies, IUCN Specialist groups
 4.            General Professional Competencies 
This position requires a well-rounded set of professional communication, management, and leadership skills. There will be a particular need for demonstrated competence in the following area:
 
  • Analytical Competencies
 
  • Working independently in remote areas
  • Critical & analytical thinking
  • Collecting, planning & organizing, analysis of information
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficiency in standard desktop computer software and internet tools
 5.            Personality 
  • Dynamic
  • Initiative
  • Sociable

 
 
 
 
Closing Date: 15 March 2015 5:00PM .
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on www.panda.org/jobs
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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WWF-Myanmar: Finance Manager

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY # 021/14 (Re-advertisement)
 
Finance Manager, WWF-Myanmar
 
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
 
As a part of World Wide Fund for Nature – Greater Mekong, WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem services protection and sustainable livelihoods, to achieve a green economy.  To support WWF-Myanmar's objective during the process of establishing on office and is looking for an experienced Finance Manager based in Yangon, Myanmar.
 
  1. Major Function
The Finance Manager ensures the implementation of finance, accounting systems, policies, and procedures for WWF Myanmar (WWF MM), which are aligned to the WWF-Myanmar Conservation Strategy and ensures adherence to Network Standards for financial good practices, and compliance with all local laws and other statutory requirements in the countries of operation. As a Member of the Country Management Team (CMT), he/she share responsibility for the overall performance of the country program.
Please check attachment for detailed job description. 

II. Required Qualifications and skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, ACCA or in relevant fields
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in finance and accounting management INGO experience is preferable
  • Thorough understanding of international and local finance and accounting systems ; accounting including reporting requirements of major Bi-lateral Aid Agencies
  • People management, coaching, mentoring and capacity building/development
  • Strategic thinking, Presentation, communications, negotiation, Interpersonal
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and native language
 
Closing Date: 15 March 2015 5:00PM .
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on www.panda.org/jobs
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
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WWF-Myanmar: Finance & Admin Officer

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY # 02/15
Finance and Admin Officer, WWF-Myanmar
 
As a part of World Wide Fund for Nature – Greater Mekong, WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem service protection and sustainable livelihoods, to achieve a green economy.  To support WWF-Myanmar's objective during the process of establishing on office and is looking for an experienced Finance and Admin officer based in Dawei, Myanmar.
 
  1. Major Function
The Finance & Administration Officer is responsible for the effective provision of daily administrative services to WWF staffs Dawei.
 
Please check the attachement for full detailed job description.

II. Required Qualifications and skills
  • Bachelor's degree in English, social sciences, business administration, business management, accounting or in relevant fields
  • 3 years of practical experience in administration and/or accounting, 1 year, of which should be in international organizations
  • Experience in developing administrative systems, policies and procedures is an advantage
  • Communications and negotiation
  • Networking, teamwork and interpersonal
  • Planning, organization, time management and coordination
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Working under pressure, towards tight deadlines, and working overtime if required
  • Working on own initiative with minimum supervision and staying on task
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment
 
Closing Date: 15 March 2015, 5:00PM.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on www.panda.org/jobs
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
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WWF-Myanmar: Finance Officer

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY # 04/15
Finance Officer, Yangon WWF-Myanmar
 
As a part of World Wide Fund for Nature – Greater Mekong, WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem service protection and sustainable livelihoods, to achieve a green economy.  To support WWF-Myanmar's objective during the process of establishing on office and is looking for an experienced Finance officer based in Yangon, Myanmar.
 
  1. Major Function
The Finance Officer provides support to Finance and Admin Manager in all financial activities at WWF Myanmar  to ensure transparency, accuracy and trustworthiness and compliance with WWF Greater Mekong financial system, policies and procedures and local legal requirements.
 
For full detailed job description, please check the attachment.

II. Requirements
  1. Education and Qualification
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, or in relevant fields
  1. Knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of local finance and accounting systems and laws and regulations
  • Basic knowledge of international finance and accounting standards
  • Good understanding of finance and accounting practices in NGOs in Myanmar
  • Good knowledge of fund accounting including reporting requirements of major Bi-lateral Aid Agencies is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and conservation issues in Myanmar  is an advantage
  1. Experience
  • 3 years of working experience in finance and accounting administration, particularly in budgeting, with international NGOs is desirable
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring the compliance of finance and accounting system, policies and procedures
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment is an advantage
 
Closing Date: 15 March 2015, 5:00PM.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on www.panda.org/jobs
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

WWF-Myanmar : Energy & Forest Project Manager

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY # 023/14
 
Project Manager, WWF-Myanmar
(Energy and Forestry) Re-advertisement
 
As a part of World Wide Fund for Nature – Greater Mekong, WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem service protection and sustainable livelihoods, to achieve a green economy.  As part of this approach, WWF-Myanmar is supporting a Greater Mekong initiative for sustainable forestry which aims to safeguard the ecological integrity of forest systems as well as their ability to contribute to human well-being, and an energy initiative which aims to build energy independence; and promote the use of new and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and conservation, and household use of alternative fuels.  To lead on these initiatives in Myanmar, WWF is now inviting applications for the position of Project Manager (Energy and Forestry) based in Yangon, Myanmar.
 
Major Function
The Project Manager, will take a lead on all the Forestry and Energy related work including
engagement with government, community organisations and other NGOs in Myanmar to ensure the Forestry strategy is relevant and complementary to ongoing forest management efforts; building capacity in and access to off-grid energy resources and participating in dialogue for national energy sector development.
 
He/she will then:
  • Be responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the project and ensure compliance with the Project Document and WWF's contractual obligations
  • Be responsible for technical, financial and administrative aspects of the project
  • Map existing processes on Forestry and Energy in Myanmar
  • Lead in the development of a Forestry strategy including assessment of management options, trade and value chain options.
  • Apply pilot project for off-grid energy in at least one township and promote development of a regional energy plan
  • Carry out capacity building and trainings for CSOs, government and private sector in Myanmar
  • Ensure communication and advocacy for CSOs to engage with the relevant levels for private sector related political decision-making bodies
  • Support and participate in existing forestry and energy networks and fora

 
 
Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in forestry, energy, international development or a related field
  • At least 5 years of development experience in the forestry and energy sectors, preferably in a management role
  • Practical operational experience in sustainable energy and forestry management
  • Experience in meeting facilitation and/or training delivery
  • Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the  project
  • Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management issues
  • Proven understanding of policy/institutional context in related fields in Myanmar is an advantage
  • Experience from working with media, government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector would be an asset
 
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Strong managerial skills including, planning, delivering quality outcomes and financial management of large projects
  • Training and awareness raising skills for a variety of stakeholders
  • Networking, building working relationships with various stakeholders and communicating effectively
  • Demonstrating initiative and ability to identify innovative approaches
 
Closing Date: 15 March 2015 5:00PM.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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WWF-Myanmar: Assistant Engagement & Awareness Officer

WWF Jobs - 18 hours 32 min ago
JOB OPPORTUNITY # 03/15
Assistant Engagement and Awareness Officer, WWF-Myanmar
 
As a part of World Wide Fund for Nature – Greater Mekong, WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem service protection and sustainable livelihoods, to achieve a green economy.  To support WWF-Myanmar's objective during the process of establishing on office and is looking for an experienced Assistant Engagement and Awareness Officer based in Dawei, Myanmar.
 
  1. Major Function
The main function of the Assistant Engagement and Awareness Officer(AEAO) is to provide assistance to the Engagement and Awareness Officer in the Tanintharyi Landscape (TNT) with local communities for the purpose of natural resource management, environmental education, and livelihood development.  To effectively perform his/her tasks, The AEAO is required to work with the communities working closely with local authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.
He/she will then:  
  • Support communities to establish new Community Managed Forests in WWF targete villages;
 
  • Responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of community natural resource management(CNRM) plans of the CNRM committees;
 
  • Provide technical support to CNRM committees in the TNT Landscape and facilitate their linkage with other networks and resource institutions;
 
  • Liaise between community, local authorities and provincial government in terms of resource management related issues for policy advocacy and development and other related community issues;
 
  • Promote mechanisms that allow target communities to have a strong voice in dealing with illegal activities (eg poaching or illegal logging);
 
  • Responsible for ensuring understanding and capacity on relevant laws, sub-decrees and biodiversity and environmental principles to local communities and other key stakeholders around TNT Landscape by providing continuous environmental awareness, education and capacity building on natural resource management to WWF's partner communities;
 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of agreed livelihood projects in target communities around TNT Landscape;
 
  • Regularly joining community meetings, consultations, and workshops;
 
  • Implements progressive monitoring and evaluation of project activities and capacities of communities through a regular communication and interaction with project's target beneficiaries and partners, including local authorities;
 
  • Improve knowledge of CNRM and other aspects of community conservation through networking with local stakeholder/partners;
 
  • Contributing to the CET learning through evaluating and documenting CNRM projects;
 
  • Support Supervisor in preparing the relevant project reports, plans and budgets in a timely manner;
 
  • Undertake other appropriate tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.
 Required Qualifications and skills
 
  • Bachelor's degree in social development or relevant fields
  • Knowledge of community development and community organizing principles
  • Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management issues in Myanmar would be desirable
  • Proven understanding of issues in related fields and working knowledge of policy/institutional context in community based resource management in Myanmar
  • Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners and the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge of M&E methodology, quality assurance would be an asset
  • 3 years of practical experience in community development or community natural  resource management work in NGOs or development agencies in Myanmar
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and /or NGOs at all levels
  • Experience in working with community enterprise development, experience in forest based or non-timber forest product based livelihood is an advantage
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Networking and teamwork
  • Planning, organization, time management, facilitation and coordination
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local language (Karin) is preferable
Closing Date: 15 March 2015 5:00PM.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname) or delivered to WWF-Myanmar, 15C Than Thaman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on www.panda.org/jobs
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
 
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Research Assistant-Rice Commodity Specialist (source: Africa Rice)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:24
AfricaRice is seeking a highly qualified Research Assistant-Rice Commodity Specialist, to be based at Cotonou, Benin
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Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Tue, 2015-03-03 17:24
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (RA/SRA) for a one-year, part-time (25 hours/wk), fixed-term, renewable, appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. The RA/SRA will work with multiple Senior Research Fellows and will assist them on the day-to-day management of research projects, including project coordination, logistics management, data management and technical analysis. The position will also include detailed data analysis, research papers, briefs, reports, and presentations in different research projects and studies. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, DC and may involve travel. This position will be eligible for IFPRI’s benefits package. Essential Duties: Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist with collection, categorization, documentation, and cleaning of primary data and secondary data from various sources. Assist with economic modeling (partial equilibrium and/or computable general equilibrium models). On occasion, actual coding and modification of existing model code will be called for. Project reporting. Assisting with statistical and econometric analysis. Assisting in drafting reports, presentations and papers. Performing literature reviews. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a closely related field.  At the Senior Research Assistant level, a Master’s degree in Economics or related field is required. Experience in data processing, analysis, and management, including manipulation of large datasets. Ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams. Ability to research technical topics in economics, agricultural and poverty analysis, and to learn new topics quickly. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with issues related to agriculture, agricultural trade. Experience analyzing rural household survey data from developing countries. Proficiency in SQL and database management.
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Conservation Programme Manager, WWF-Cambodia ( Re-advert)

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2015-03-03 00:00
From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations – supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.

WWF-Cambodia is looking for a qualified and energetic Conservation Programme Manager who is responsible for the implementation of the Country Conservation Programme and contributing to the Greater Mekong Programme Strategic Plan. He/she will have the chance to lead and provides measurable inputs to ensure the delivery of an challenging and interesting conservation strategy and programme, implementing at the landscape level. He/she manages an committed team based in Phnom Penh but also in Mondulkiri, Kratie and Stung Treng Provinces . He/she will also ensure resource prioritisation and allocation and work plan coherence across the landscapes. He/she is also responsible for coordination with partners and representing WWF in national, regional and international.

Location: 
The position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 
What you need:
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

• Master's degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields
• 7 years of practical experience in leading and managing integrated programme, 3 years of which should be in the Cambodia
• Proven experience of managing programmes funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors with annual budget of 2-3 millions USD
• Experience of working and negotiating with donors at all levels, and working with key regional and international institutions e.g. ADB, EU, UNDP, ASEAN, and the Mekong River Commission
• Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Cambodia
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Khmer language
• Proficiency in MS Office

Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
For detailed job description, please visit the Employment page of http://cambodia.panda.org

How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV to WWF-Cambodia, #21, Street 322, Sangkat Beng Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh or via email address:  jobwwfcam@wwfgreatermekong.org  with the subject line conservation programme manager. Please state where you saw this advertisement. Please be advised that previous applicants need not re-apply for this job.

Deadline for applications: 01 April 2015.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position available to study the Wildland Urban Interface - UW Madison - Madison, WI

Indeed Jobs - Mon, 2015-03-02 22:32
D graduate assistantship for three years. In forestry, geography, environmental science or a related field prior to appointment.... $21,648 a year
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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:23
Job Summary:   The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division.  This position is based at IFPRI’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Essential Duties: Lead a team of Postdoctoral Fellows and conduct research on issues related to applied microeconomics in developing countries.  Work on empirical micro econometric modeling (parametric and non-parametric), panel data analysis, impact evaluation and household and intra household analysis. Research and test ways in which applied mechanism design can help to promote factor markets development in developing countries, through the use of experimental economics methods. Required Qualifications:     Ph.D. in Economics or closely related field with a minimum of 3 years of post PhD relevant work experience Excellent publication record Significant applied econometric skills, Experience in state of the art impact evaluation methods, strong capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory in innovative and policy relevant ways, Experience in collecting and analyzing primary survey data, Excellent mentoring capabilities, goal-oriented and creative team player Strong communication skills in written & spoken English Ability to travel. Additional qualifications at the Senior Research Fellow level: 7+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals, including publications on topics related to IFPRI’s research programs Evidence of success in major leadership role in managing large research projects Evidence of significant success at fundraising for research, including substantial awards for research grants Preferred Qualifications: Work experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America is highly preferred. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a plus.  
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Research Coordinator

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:34
Job Summary:   The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Research Coordinator for the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division for a two-year, fixed-term,. Under the supervision of Division Director and working in close collaboration with Senior Research Fellows. The Research Coordinator will support the Secretariat of the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), which was launched jointly by IFPRI, FAO and WFP on 11 th of October 2012. This position based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC.   Essential Duties:   Ensure overall coordination for the side of IFPRI with FSIN activities and components by assisting and coordinating with the FSIN Secretariat and IFPRI research team: In the elaboration and endorsement of an analytical framework for carrying out a rapid inventory of food and nutrition security information methods and tools. In conducting a rapid inventory of existing food and nutrition security information methods and tools in selected priority areas, as well as assist in the maintenance and expansion of the inventory. In conducting a peer review process to identify best practices on priority topics in food and nutrition security indicators, methods and tools. In monitoring and responding to feedback from members of the FSIN Community of Practice on priority topics a nd best practices. In coordinating the implementation of pilot activities to harmonize information systems, indicators and methods for prioritized countries. In the identification of gaps and the development of innovative grant proposals to technically resolve those gaps. Collaborate with the FSIN Secretariat team and researchers at IFPRI members to: Develop, monitor and revise, as needed, program work plans and timelines  for approval  by the  Steering Committee  and Advisory  Board (AB); Manage the overall FSIN work plan calendar, activities, deliverables and related budget; develop concept notes, funding proposals, and budgets, as needed; Support the Steering Committee and AB - as appropriate – with fundraising and donor liaison activities; Assist in the management of FSIN partnerships with country, regional and global level stakeholders, co 11aborators, and other partners; Plan and coordinate international workshops, meetings and training events, including annual meetings of the FSIN Community of Practice; Develop, as needed, program-related presentation materials; Support regular meetings/events  of the Steering Committee, Advisory Board and Technical Working Groups; and Maintain meeting minutes and related materials. Manage the budget allocated to the IFPRI team member and ensure appropriate financial reporting to WFP.   Required Qualifications:   PhD  in Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Development, International Relations, social science, demography or related fields with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience managing food security or nutrition security programs and projects. Proven ability to produce quality technical, implementation oriented and policy oriented reports. Excellent writing and communications skills in English Excellent computer skills Ability to interact and communicate with diverse audiences Attention to detail Ability and willingness to travel internationally as necessary   Preferred Qualifications:   Proficiency in a second language of the U.N. system.
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Research Officer (Closing date: 15 March 2015) (source: ILRI)

Eldis Job - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:29

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer to manage implementation of field data collection for the range of surveys the project team implements; oversee preparation of logistics of field data collection and supervise enumerator training, financial records and reports, organize and maintain collected data. The incumbent will study IBLI and its pastoral economy by analysing collected data to deepen and expand IBLI’s research portfolio on pastoral economy in arid areas and support implementation of IBLI and Kenya Livestock Insurance Project (KLIP) product pilots.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries to keep their animals alive and productive, to increase and sustain overall productivity, find profitable markets for their products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.(www.cgiar.org)

Responsibilities
• Oversee implementation of field data collection, including preparing field logistics and budgets; procuring field activity tools; recruiting and training enumerators; supervising field team and implementation process.
• Contribute to development and revision of socio-economic field data collection tools.
• Contribute to cleaning, organizing, maintaining, and analyzing the collected field data.
• Provide research and analytical support to project scientists and contribute to research papers.
• Write research reports summarizing and analyzing data.
• Support IBLI team in coordinating with its research and implementation partners for extension, capacity building, sales and indemnity payout activities.

Requirements
• A Masters’ Degree in Agricultural Economics, Sociology or Natural Resource Management.
• At least 5 years of experience of leading implementation of medium-scale (300+ households) socio-economic household panel surveys in field, including preparing logistics; recruiting and training enumerators; developing sample frame; and implementing and supervising the surveys.
• Experience of managing project cycle, including communicating and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams, enumerators, commercial partners, and local stakeholders; preparing budgets and keeping and reporting financial records for field activities; prepare plans and logistics before field activities and report on implementations of field activities; maintaining and procure electronic files and data and many assets for field activities such as laptops, smart phones, and GPS machines.
• At least 5 years of field-oriented research experience in pastoralist areas.
• Experience with statistical software such as STATA.
• Experience with computer-assisted personal interviewing software such as surveybe and GIS software is added advantage.

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ before 15 March 2015. The position title and reference number RO/02/2015 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Salonga Program Administrator

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:00
Background:The worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched an ambitious program of conservation in the Congo Basin. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), WWF is implementing eight action programs including one active since 2005 in the Salonga National Park (SNP) and its landscape.
 
The Salonga National Park, second rainforest protected area in the world, contains a biological diversity of exceptional value. Species, ecosystems, and ecological processes contained in this protected area constitute a heritage of the first order for the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN), the DRC, as well as the whole of humanity.
 
However, serious threats weigh on the SNP featuring not only endangering the outstanding universal values of the site but also jeopardizing the initiatives of sustainable management of natural
resources in the heart of the Congo Basin.
 
Under the CAFEC project, funded by USAID, WWF will implement a work programme over the next five years primarily oriented towards the protected area and its periphery, the whole forming a priority landscape of the COMIFAC (Central African Forest Commission). This program brings together the ICCN and various conservation NGOs as well as financial partners.
 
It is also anticipated, with the help of additional funding that WWF will engage, along with ICCN in establishing a co-management procedure involving ICCN to WWF and several other conservation NGOs, supported by funding from several donors including USAID, KfW and the EU, in order to strengthen the management of the SNP.
 
In this context, the Administrator of the Salonga Program will oversee the implementation of administrative procedures, financial control and human resources of the program based in Monkoto.
 Location: The position is based at Monkoto, Province of Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  Main duties:
  • Technical coordination: He will assist in the development of operational plans, budgets and contractual arrangements for activities under the direct responsibility of the Salonga Program Manager. 
  • Human and financial resources management: with the direct support of the Human Resources Office, the Finance Department of WWF DRC and the local Administrative Assistant, the Administrator will provide the technical supervision of program staff as well as its financial management. He will be particularly responsible for justification of expenditures, the review of financial reports, budget planning, etc., according to established procedures of financial partners and WWF. He will therefore ensure that budgets are approved by the Program Manager and expenditures justified before sending them to the accounting unit. He will assist the "Finance, Administration and HR Department" of the SNP so that it can produce, respecting established management procedures, the Park's annual financial statements (Balance sheet, income statement, detailed explanatory annexes) in a condition to be audited annually by an internationally accredited auditing firm.
 
  • Strengthening partnerships: The Administrator will support the Program Manager in the structuring of a strategic partnership with ICCN and other partners in order to establish a co-management structure leading to a significant improvement in the management of the SNP. This will mainly include: the development of partnership agreements with ICCN and other partners; supporting the development of a Foundation (statutes, structure of entities; establishment of committees etc.); supporting the preparation of descriptions for key positions and capacity-building for the PNS management unit; support the implementation of the operational plan of the SNP; participate in the resolution of conflicts, etc. 
  Main responsibilities: 
  • Contribute to the preparation of budgets in accordance with the standards of WWF and the donors under the supervision of the Program Director;
  •  Ensure that adequate finance and administration systems and procedures are operational throughout the WWF sites attached to the programme;
  • Contribute, in consultation with  ICCN's financial and administrative unit (DAF ICCN) and in close cooperation with partners on the site, in the drafting of the manual of managing budgetary, accounting and financial procedures specific to the SNP, which will be based on the General provisions laid down by the DAF-ICCN;
  • Ensure that the "Finance, Administration and HR Department" of the SNP provides rigorous  budget and management and rigorous that enables the production, within legal deadlines and according to OHADA standards, of auditable and certifiable annual financial statements;
  • Produce and complete on time monthly financial reports, bank reconciliations and financial information requested by the national office;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of financial procedures aligned with the standards of WWF and current Congolese legislation  as well as the requirements of donors;
  • Prepare requests for funds based on solid expenditure plans consistent with the technical program;
  • Ensure a proper posting of expenditures based on authorized budgets as well as proper documentation;
  • Prepare and facilitate external and internal financial audits and participate if needed in other monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Prepare contracts and ensure that they are in accordance with current legislation;
  •  Ensure that the payment of salaries is made in a timely manner;
  • Execution of other tasks entrusted by the hierarchy for the needs of the Service. 
 What you need: Required Qualifications
  •  An advanced degree in economics, business administration or other related field with an accounting option or an equivalent vocational diploma;
  • A least of 5 years of experience in the financial project administration and management with an international or multinational organization would be an advantage. 
 Required Skills and Competencies
  •  Capacity of rigorous financial management and accounting with a strong organizational capability and communication and computer skills;
  • Ability to analyse, prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision within strict deadlines;
  • An understanding of institutions funded by donors, particularly conservation organizations will be a definite advantage;
  • This position requires an imaginative (creative) flexible, friendly and cooperative personality;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in French and English;
  • Good administrative, financial, human resources and project management capabilities;
  • Ability to work in difficult, problematic and complex conditions;
  • Commitment to the mission of WWF and adherence to WWF's values which are: Knowledgeable,  Optimistic,  Determined  and  Engaging.
 Working relationships 
Internal – Close working relationship with the Program Manager, other m managers at WWF-DRC such as the CAFEC Program Finance Administrator and the Human Resources Supervisor in order to coordinate efforts and mobilize support.
 
External – Close working relationship with the main partners: the Environment Ministry, local authorities in charge of protected area management (ICCN), partner NGOs and local communities.
 
WWF implements a policy of competitive benefits for its staff. This position is opened to candidates with or without family.
 How to apply? Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter and a detailed CV with 2-3 references to the Human Resources Manager:
E-mail: recrutement_wwfrdc@wwfcarpo.org. The subject should read Salonga Program Administrator.
 
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
Deadline for applications: 19 March 2015
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
 
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