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Yemen: ITA - Adviser, Management and Programme implementation (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:26
Organization: Economic Opportunity Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 03 May 2014

Organization:Economic Opportunities FundPost Title : ITA - Adviser, Management and Programme implementationDuty Station: : Sana’a, Republic of Yemen with travel to provincial towns
(In-country travel subjected to standard security clearance procedures)Duration : 6 months Starting Date : May/June 2014

1. Background:

The Economic Opportunities Fund, created by Government decree No. 183-2010 as a public-private partnership, is working to improve the economic status of poor women and men in the rural areas. Accordingly, its foundation is the improvement of market relationship governance through improved linkages of producers’ organizations with markets and services.Correspondingly, its structure is based on three core pillars, namely value chain development, economic infrastructure, and rural financial services; and its institutional arrangement constitutes the application of vital principles viz. Cost recovery & sustainability, Multi-sectoral approach, Private sector orientation, Social agenda, and Equity investments. The EOF is governed by the Board of Directors – representing both the public and private sectors; and is steered by a Management Board that reviews investments and operations prior to approval.

The EOF is the key institution for the management, implementation and supervision of the Economic Opportunities Programme (EOP), the Fisheries Investment Project (FIP) and Rural Employment Programmes (REP).

The EOF’s first Supervision Mission (November-December 2013) notes that the overall performance of the EOF is ‘unsatisfactory’, owing mainly to the to the clear lack of coordination, poor performance, and delivery for most of the activities. The mission highlights that if the EOF is to succeed, even in the short term, Government with appropriate support from its external financiers must take necessary action to establish a management capacity that applies robust processes and procedures for the Funds operations. This needs to focus not only on supporting effective management of the fund but in clarifying and operationalizing the strategic vision of GoY and IFAD for the Fund. Also, EOF is one of the major contributors in the development of the country and thus the coordination with other donor agencies (IFAD, EU, IsDB) and as well especially that involved in development activities is essential. The EOF coordination with development programs activities ensure that the EOF work and activities are consistent with national and sectorial strategies and targeting the poor people and there is a policy for discussion and sharing of lessons learned with other donors’ experience.

In line with the above, the Supervision mission outlined a 6-months-agreed-action framework to be adhered to in order to achieve the EOF’s objectives, and also envisages that a regular implementation support to be in place in order to guide and assist this process.

2.Reporting System:

Within the framework, as described above, the consultant) will operate under the overall supervision and the guidance of the CEO of the EOF, with copy to IFAD CPM and CPO. He/she will provide technical, operational and implementation support to improve the performance of the EOF as an institution, and of the programmes under its management. It is expected that approximately 50% of the consultants time will be dedicated to tasks concerning the Fisheries Investment Project (FIP) and the remaining 50% to the EOF’s institutional development and the other programmes under EOF management.. He/she will work closely with all the EOF’s officers/unit-heads/staff.

3.Duties and Responsibilities:

Within the framework of the programmes, as described above, he/she will be responsible for the following:

Economic Opportunities Fund – All Programmes:

· Provide operational, and technical support services to the EOF team in programme implementation.

· Assist the EOF team to facilitate and ensure the coordination between the activities of all three ongoing programmes (EOP, FIP, REP).

· Support the EOF team in preparation and submission of technical and financial progress and annual reports, implementation support plans, 2015 AWPBs, and grant/loan extension requests in line with the donor’s formats and recommendations;

· Support the EOF team to implement implementation and agreed actions of supervision and implementation support missions for the EOF EOP and FIP;

· Assist the EOF team in preparing for donor supervision missions, including in preparation of updated information on status of implementation of the 2014 AWPB and recommendations and agreed actions of past missions.

· Support the EOF team in policy dialogue efforts and building synergy of partnerships with donors and resource mobilization for sectoral interventions;

· Any other relevant task requested by the CEO.

Fisheries Investment Project:

· Support the EOF team to implement the recommendations of the 2013 IFAD supervision missions of the FIP and to effectively implement the 2014 AWPB.

· Together with the EOF team, assess the progress of implementation the FIP AWPB 2014 on a monthly basis.

· Provide operational and technical support, and coordinate the implementation of studies on (i) fisheries law and legislation, (ii) fisheries licensing system, (iii) fisheries safety-at-sea and insurance, (iv) fisheries research, (v) stock assessment, (vi) fisheries management plans, (vii) fisheries value chain analysis, (viii) feasibility and rapid assessment studies for value chain upgrading and market access studies, (ix) need-gap assessment studies, (x) aquaculture development, (xi) SME development, (xii) rural finance outreach – including the support in consultant contracting and recruitment; preparation of detailed consultant work plan with deliverable matrix; and on-job trainings to project/national staff.

· Coordinate closely with and provide technical and operational support to the ‘EU fish stock baseline survey and coastal communities support programme’ which is complementary to the FIP.

· Identify, mobilise and follow-up partnerships with donors and agencies involved in interventions complementary to the FIP.

4.Schedule and duty station:

The assignment will begin on/around Mid May 2014 and will end 31 December 2014. The consultant will be based in the EOF office in Sana’a, Yemen. The assignment may also include travel within Yemen, security conditions permitting.

5.Deliverables:

The consultant will prepare monthly reports on activities completed under this contract and a final report on activities completed to be submitted within one month of the end of the contract.

6.Required Qualifications:

a) Master's degree in development studies or other closely relevent fields (aquaculture and/or fisheries); with at least 8 years' relevant professional experience.

b) Working experience in the region, and/or in the similar position of developing/least developed countries is an advantage.

c) Full Working knowledge of English, including excellent drafting and presentation skills. Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

d) Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages.

7.Payment terms and conditions:

a) The payment includes consulting monthly fee inclusive of (perdiem), and interested consultant to quaote a monthly gross fee.

b) The gross consulting fee is calculated on a monthly base for no. of working days per month (22 days on average) excluding the weekends as per the Government of Yemen’s (GoY) working calendar (Friday and Saturday are the weekend days). The consulting fee is subjected to GoY taxes (15%).

c) The consulting fee is paid on monthly basis and based on statifcatory and acceptable monthly reports.

d) The international travel cost (flight) will be based on the actuals against the submission of the invoice and upto a maxmium of two flights duration the contract period; the in-country travel (flight and transportation) will be provided by the EOF.

8.Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address: inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.


How to apply:

Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address: inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.

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Yemen: ITA - Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation expert (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:26
Organization: Economic Opportunity Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 03 May 2014

Organization:Economic Opportunities FundPost Title : ITA - Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation expertDuty Station: : Sana’a, Republic of Yemen with travel to provincial towns
(In-country travel subjected to standard security clearance procedures)Duration : 6 months Starting Date : May / June 2014

1. Background: The Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF) has been created by Government decree No. 183-2010 as a public-private partnership working to improve the economic status of poor women and men in rural areas. The EOF is managed according to private sector principles and performance, and its foundation is the ‘improvement of market relationship governance through improved linkages of producer's organizations with markets and services’. Accordingly, its structure is based on three core pillars viz. value chain development, economic infrastructure, and rural financial services. Also, the EOF constitutes an institutional arrangement that allows the application of several principles: Cost recovery & sustainability, multi-sectoral approach, private sector orientation, social agenda, and equity investments. EOF is the key institution for the management, implementation and supervision of the Economic Opportunities Programme, the Fisheries Investment Project and Rural Employment Project. The geographical coverage of the programmes include Amran, Dhamar, Hajja, Hodeidah, Ibb, Sana’a, Taiz, Lahej, Aden, Abyan, Shabwa, Hadramaut, Al-Mahara and Socotra governorates.

The EOF’s first Supervision Mission (November-December 2013) notes that the overall performance of the EOF is ‘unsatisfactory’, owing mainly to the to the clear lack of coordination, poor performance, and delivery for most of the activities. The mission highlights that if the EOF is to succeed, even in the short term, Government with appropriate support from its external financiers must take necessary action to establish a management capacity that applies robust processes and procedures for the Funds operations. This needs to focus not only on supporting effective management of the fund but in clarifying and operationalizing the strategic vision of GoY and IFAD for the Fund. Also, EOF is one of the major contributors in the development of the country and thus the coordination with other donor agencies (IFAD, EU, IsDB) and as well especially that involved in development activities is essential. The EOF coordination with development programs activities ensure that the EOF work and activities are consistent with national and sectorial strategies and targeting the poor people and there is a policy for discussion and sharing of lessons learned with other donors’ experience.

In line with the above, the Supervision mission outlined a 6-months-agreed-action framework to be adhered to in order to achieve the EOF’s objectives, and also envisages that a regular implementation support to be in place in order to guide and assist this process.

2.Reporting System:

Within the framework, as described above, the consultant will operate under the overall supervision and the guidance of the CEO of the EOF, and work closely with the M-E department, and the EOF’s officers/unit-heads/staff.

3.Duties and Responsibilities: Within the framework of the programmes, as described above, he/she will be responsible for the following:

· Review the documents of the EOP, FIP and REP and define the various programme indicators on the basis of the framework presented in these documents and the expected deliverables and outputs for each of the project components; · Design the monitoring reporting system for the quarter and annual reporting for the EOP, FIP and REP; · Contribute to and build the capacities of the M-E department staff, and advise CEO on the capacity building interventions;

· Validate suggested performance indicators, create a format/template for effective monitoring of key indicators under all programme components;

· Provide the required technical support in the preparation of the M-E plans for project implementation plans advise the project management on implementation deficiencies and suggest possible solutions;

· Provide inputs into the AWPB with reference to the M-E indicators and logical framework, and accordingly design the monitoring systems;

· Monitor and perform on-going evaluation of the implementation strategy, community interaction with the project interventions and their willingness to contribute to cost sharing arrangements;

· Provide support to M-E department to review regular consolidated monitoring reports and suggest improvements;

· Monitor the financial aspects related to disbursements from EOF, and support the finance section in liaising with IFAD during the assignment; · Undertake field visits to monitor the physical progress of the implementation of the different project activities and their impact assessment, and report constraints, if any, to the project manager and suggest remedial actions;

· Develop a system (in accordance with finance guidelines) for data collection on essential variables and compile this data for progress reports and impact assessment ensuring that data collected is disaggregated by gender as far as possible;

· Define, in consultation with the EOF CEO and as well as with other stakeholders the need for adhoc monitoring or impact evaluation studies, assist in designing the ToRs for these and supervise their execution by suitable institutions in the public or private sectors; and

· Any other task as requested by CEO.

4.Schedule and duty station:

The assignment will begin on/around Mid May/June 2014 and will end 31 December 2014. The consultant will be based in the EOF office in Sana’a, Yemen. The assignment may also include travel within Yemen, security conditions permitting.

5.Deliverables:

The consultant will prepare monthly reports on activities completed under this contract and a final report on activities completed has to be submitted within one month of the end of the contract.

6.Required Qualifications:

· Masters degree in economics, agriculture, fisheries aquaculture or related social sciences;

· At least 10 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation for foreign funded projects and preparation in of monitoring and evaluation systems of agricultural and rural development projects;

· Proven experience working effectively with national and regional governmental departments; and experience in Yemen is desirable.

· Full Working knowledge of English, including excellent drafting and presentation skills. Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

· Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages.

7.Payment terms and conditions:

a) The payment includes consulting monthly fee inclusive of (perdiem), and interested consultant to quote a monthly gross fee.

b) The gross monthly consulting fee is calculated for no. of working days per month (22 days on average) excluding the weekends as per the Government of Yemen’s (GoY) working calendar (Friday and Saturday are the weekend days). The consulting fee is subjected to GoY taxes (15%).

c) The consulting fee is paid on monthly basis and based on satisfactory and acceptable monthly reports.

d) The international travel cost (flight) will be based on the actuals against the submission of the invoice and up to a maximum of two flights duration the contract period; the in-country travel (flight and transportation) will be provided by the EOF.

8.Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address: inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.


How to apply:

Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address: inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence

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Yemen: ITA - Adviser, Management and Programme implementation (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:26
Organization: Economic Opportunity Fund
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 03 May 2014

Organization:Economic Opportunities FundPost Title : ITA - Adviser, Management and Programme implementationDuty Station: : Sana’a, Republic of Yemen with travel to provincial towns
(In-country travel subjected to standard security clearance procedures)Duration : 6 months Starting Date : May/June 2014

1. Background:

The Economic Opportunities Fund, created by Government decree No. 183-2010 as a public-private partnership, is working to improve the economic status of poor women and men in the rural areas. Accordingly, its foundation is the improvement of market relationship governance through improved linkages of producers’ organizations with markets and services.Correspondingly, its structure is based on three core pillars, namely value chain development, economic infrastructure, and rural financial services; and its institutional arrangement constitutes the application of vital principles viz. *Cost recovery & sustainability**, Multi-sectoral approach, Private sector orientation, Social agenda, and Equity investments.***The EOF is governed by the Board of Directors – representing both the public and private sectors; and is steered by a Management Board that reviews investments and operations prior to approval.The EOF is the key institution for the management, implementation and supervision of the Economic Opportunities Programme (EOP), the Fisheries Investment Project (FIP) and Rural Employment Programmes (REP).

The EOF’s first Supervision Mission (November-December 2013) notes that the overall performance of the EOF is ‘unsatisfactory’, owing mainly to the to the clear lack of coordination, poor performance, and delivery for most of the activities. The mission highlights that if the EOF is to succeed, even in the short term, Government with appropriate support from its external financiers must take necessary action to establish a management capacity that applies robust processes and procedures for the Funds operations. This needs to focus not only on supporting effective management of the fund but in clarifying and operationalizing the strategic vision of GoY and IFAD for the Fund. Also, EOF is one of the major contributors in the development of the country and thus the coordination with other donor agencies (IFAD, EU, IsDB) and as well especially that involved in development activities is essential. The EOF coordination with development programs activities ensure that the EOF work and activities are consistent with national and sectorial strategies and targeting the poor people and there is a policy for discussion and sharing of lessons learned with other donors’ experience.

In line with the above, the Supervision mission outlined a 6-months-agreed-action framework to be adhered to in order to achieve the EOF’s objectives, and also envisages that a regular implementation support to be in place in order to guide and assist this process.

****2.****Reporting System:Within the framework, as described above, the consultant) will operate under the overall supervision and the guidance of the CEO of the EOF, with copy to IFAD CPM and CPO. He/she will provide technical, operational and implementation support to improve the performance of the EOF as an institution, and of the programmes under its management. It is expected that approximately 50% of the consultants time will be dedicated to tasks concerning the Fisheries Investment Project (FIP) and the remaining 50% to the EOF’s institutional development and the other programmes under EOF management.. He/she will work closely with all the EOF’s officers/unit-heads/staff.

****3.****Duties and Responsibilities:Within the framework of the programmes, as described above, he/she will be responsible for the following:

Economic Opportunities Fund – All Programmes:

· Provide operational, and technical support services to the EOF team in programme implementation.

· Assist the EOF team to facilitate and ensure the coordination between the activities of all three ongoing programmes (EOP, FIP, REP).

· Support the EOF team in preparation and submission of technical and financial progress and annual reports, implementation support plans, 2015 AWPBs, and grant/loan extension requests in line with the donor’s formats and recommendations;

· Support the EOF team to implement implementation and agreed actions of supervision and implementation support missions for the EOF EOP and FIP;

· Assist the EOF team in preparing for donor supervision missions, including in preparation of updated information on status of implementation of the 2014 AWPB and recommendations and agreed actions of past missions.

· Support the EOF team in policy dialogue efforts and building synergy of partnerships with donors and resource mobilization for sectoral interventions;

· Any other relevant task requested by the CEO.

Fisheries Investment Project:

· Support the EOF team to implement the recommendations of the 2013 IFAD supervision missions of the FIP and to effectively implement the 2014 AWPB.

· Together with the EOF team, assess the progress of implementation the FIP AWPB 2014 on a monthly basis.

· Provide operational and technical support, and coordinate the implementation of studies on (i) fisheries law and legislation, (ii) fisheries licensing system, (iii) fisheries safety-at-sea and insurance, (iv) fisheries research, (v) stock assessment, (vi) fisheries management plans, (vii) fisheries value chain analysis, (viii) feasibility and rapid assessment studies for value chain upgrading and market access studies, (ix) need-gap assessment studies, (x) aquaculture development, (xi) SME development, (xii) rural finance outreach – including the support in consultant contracting and recruitment; preparation of detailed consultant work plan with deliverable matrix; and on-job trainings to project/national staff.

· Coordinate closely with and provide technical and operational support to the ‘EU fish stock baseline survey and coastal communities support programme’ which is complementary to the FIP.

· Identify, mobilise and follow-up partnerships with donors and agencies involved in interventions complementary to the FIP.

****4.****Schedule and duty station:The assignment will begin on/around Mid May 2014 and will end 31 December 2014. The consultant will be based in the EOF office in Sana’a, Yemen. The assignment may also include travel within Yemen, security conditions permitting.

****5.****Deliverables:The consultant will prepare monthly reports on activities completed under this contract and a final report on activities completed to be submitted within one month of the end of the contract.

****6.****Required Qualifications:a) Master's degree in development studies or other closely relevent fields (aquaculture and/or fisheries); with at least 8 years' relevant professional experience.

b) Working experience in the region, and/or in the similar position of developing/least developed countries is an advantage.

c) Full Working knowledge of English, including excellent drafting and presentation skills. Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

d) Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages.

****7.****Payment terms and conditions:a) The payment includes consulting monthly fee inclusive of (perdiem), and interested consultant to quaote a monthly gross fee.

b) The gross consulting fee is calculated on a monthly base for no. of working days per month (22 days on average) excluding the weekends as per the Government of Yemen’s (GoY) working calendar (Friday and Saturday are the weekend days). The consulting fee is subjected to GoY taxes (15%).

c) The consulting fee is paid on monthly basis and based on statifcatory and acceptable monthly reports.

d) The international travel cost (flight) will be based on the actuals against the submission of the invoice and upto a maxmium of two flights duration the contract period; the in-country travel (flight and transportation) will be provided by the EOF.

****8.****Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address:inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.


How to apply:

Application Process:

a) Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the above mentioned consultancy by sending the detailed CV along with the cover letter clearly mentioning (i) the position in the email/letter subject line, AND (ii) the expected gross monthly fees to the following email address: inter.post@eofyemen.org.

b) Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

c) The deadline for the application is 3rd May 2014.

EOF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates and people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.

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World: Data Analyst - Evaluation of UNICEF Emergency Supply Response (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:53
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: World
Closing date: 04 May 2014

Background

UNICEF Supply Division is commissioning an external performance evaluation of its Emergency Supply and Logistics Response. Supply and logistics plays a critical role in emergency preparedness and response by providing life-saving, essential commodities for girls, boys and women. In 2013, emergency supplies worth $126.81 million were procured globally in 34 countries and areas. UNICEF Supply Division (SD) responded to 533 emergency orders. Since the 2007 UNICEF Supply Function Evaluation, there has been no independent assessment of UNICEF’s supply emergency response. While there have been several evaluations of specific emergency responses, no evaluations focused primarily on supply and logistics. Given UNICEF’s accountability in emergency situations, an independent evaluation is timely and will help the organization demonstrate the extent to which SD has adequately addressed the findings and recommendations of the evaluation, and whether SD’s efforts, alongside its strategy and tools developed, are adequate for appropriate, effective, and efficient responses.

The evaluation will document the emergency supply systems and capacity, and assess UNICEF performance in supplying the right goods (quality and quantity) to the right place at the right time and price. The evaluation will review the complete supply cycle, including preparedness (forecasting), to emergency requests, to delivery to port of entry, and will also look at adequacy of the Emergency Supply List.

The evaluation will serve two main purposes. First, the performance evaluation will inform the refinement of the Emergency Supply Strategy within SD. Secondly, the findings will feed into Martigny 3, an organization-wide consultation and self-reflection on the way-forward for UNICEF’s action in the humanitarian context.

While the focus is on UNICEF Supply Division, a holistic examination of the institutional effectiveness of emergency preparedness and response should be considered as part of the scope. This will necessitate taking a systems approach to analysis. This will be complemented by multiple desk-based case studies, targeting a purposive sample of countries.

A full Terms of Reference for the Performance Evaluation has been developed separately by Supply Division.

Purpose of Consultancy

A three-person team will be undertaking the evaluation, composed of: (1) Senior-Level Evaluation Team Leader; (1) Senior-Level Supply and Logistics Specialist; (1) Data Analyst.

The team is required to ensure that the evaluation meets its four main objectives:

  1. Take stock of past improvements since the 2007 Supply Function Evaluation, map systems, processes, capabilities in place in the supply chain as it pertains to emergency response;
  2. Assess past performance of emergency preparedness and response, particularly examining effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of Supply Division’s support to humanitarian action;
  3. Provide recommendations for Supply Division to strengthen current investments and systems in emergency and give guidance to revising its strategy; and,
  4. Distill generalizable lessons learned that can be used in for future emergencies and influence direction for UNICEF’s engagement in humanitarian action.

The Data Analyst will provide data analysis of supply-related monitoring data, support in conducting systematic desk reviews and other analyses, and, assisting the team with any other back office assistance.

The consultancy is expected to be home based and to perform duties outside of the UNICEF Supply Division office however, there will likely be requirements to visit the offices in Copenhagen, Denmark on a needs-basis.

Duration & Timeline

The evaluation is set to begin in early June with final completion in mid September (an estimated 40-60 days of work). Timelines and number of working days will be agreed and finalized prior to start of contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the stewardship of the Evaluation Team Leader, the Data Analyst is responsible for supporting the timely for delivery of the following evaluation products:

• Inception Report (maximum 15 pages): informed by an initial scoping mission, will outline the selected evaluation team’s understanding of the evaluation and expectations, along with a concrete action plan for undertaking the evaluation. Specifically, the report will cover the following areas:

  • specific methods and data sources to answer each evaluation question and to assess attribution/contribution of results to UNICEF’s emergency supply and logistics planning and response, including an evaluation matrix and performance metrics;
  • draft timeline of major changes/developments to SD’s strategy, major decisions, actions, etc.;
  • mapping of the emergency supply chain and related data points for analysis;
  • any proposed modifications to the evaluation questions;
  • a more thorough internal and external stakeholder analysis;
  • validation of country case study selection;
  • further thoughts on any other areas (e.g., risks, country case study selection, and so on);
  • detailed Workplan and timeline; and,
  • outline for draft report

• Data Collection Toolkit: A comprehensive Data Collection Toolkit that translates all of the methods agreed in the Inception report into specific data collection (and analysis) instruments;

• A Preliminary Findings Report (maximum 10 pages): This report will give guidance on some of the initial findings emerging from the data collection and analysis; it will also be used to feed into the Martingy 3 meetings occurring in the third week of August;

• A Draft Report (maximum 40 pages): clearly articulating key findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for concrete action for Supply Division; and an Executive Summary of no more than 5 pages;

• A second Draft Report that incorporates the first comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, alongside a response matrix detailing how each comment was handled in the revising of the draft report;

• A Final Report that incorporates final comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, and;

• A presentation of the major findings and recommendations of the evaluation in Copenhagen, delivered in person and by webinar.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Statistics, Social Studies, Economics, other related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in development and/or humanitarian sector in monitoring, data analysis, research and/or evaluation.
  • Strong quantitative (advanced Excel) and qualitative research skills. Ability to undertake back-office analyses (e.g. desk review, analysis of monitoring data, and so on).
  • Knowledge of SAP, particularly MM.
  • Knowledge of the current literature on humanitarian action and/or supply chain processes. Familiarity with UNICEF programmes in emergency contexts preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision.
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills.
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English.

How to apply:

All interested consultants should send an application packet including the following:

  • Updated CV/Resume, and;
  • A sample evaluation report (or writing of a similar nature), with clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report.

The application packet should be transmitted via email to dangsrecruit@unicef.org by 4 May 2014, 11:59 pm CET. Email Subject: Data Analyst, SD Evaluation of Emergency Supply and Logistics.Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

UNICEF considers best value for money as a criteria for evaluating potential candidates. As a general principle, the fees payable to a consultant or individual contractor follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Additional DSA and travel expenses will be provided as applicable to the project.

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World: Technical Supply and Logistics Specialist - Evaluation of UNICEF Emergency Supply Response (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:51
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: World
Closing date: 04 May 2014

Background

UNICEF Supply Division is commissioning an external performance evaluation of its Emergency Supply and Logistics Response. Supply and logistics plays a critical role in emergency preparedness and response by providing life-saving, essential commodities for girls, boys and women. In 2013, emergency supplies worth $126.81 million were procured globally in 34 countries and areas. UNICEF Supply Division (SD) responded to 533 emergency orders. Since the 2007 UNICEF Supply Function Evaluation, there has been no independent assessment of UNICEF’s supply emergency response. While there have been several evaluations of specific emergency responses, no evaluations focused primarily on supply and logistics. Given UNICEF’s accountability in emergency situations, an independent evaluation is timely and will help the organization demonstrate the extent to which SD has adequately addressed the findings and recommendations of the evaluation, and whether SD’s efforts, alongside its strategy and tools developed, are adequate for appropriate, effective, and efficient responses.

The evaluation will document the emergency supply systems and capacity, and assess UNICEF performance in supplying the right goods (quality and quantity) to the right place at the right time and price. The evaluation will review the complete supply cycle, including preparedness (forecasting), to emergency requests, to delivery to port of entry, and will also look at adequacy of the Emergency Supply List.

The evaluation will serve two main purposes. First, the performance evaluation will inform the refinement of the Emergency Supply Strategy within SD. Secondly, the findings will feed into Martigny 3, an organization-wide consultation and self-reflection on the way-forward for UNICEF’s action in the humanitarian context.

While the focus is on UNICEF Supply Division, a holistic examination of the institutional effectiveness of emergency preparedness and response should be considered as part of the scope. This will necessitate taking a systems approach to analysis. This will be complemented by multiple desk-based case studies, targeting a purposive sample of countries.

A full Terms of Reference for the Performance Evaluation has been developed separately by Supply Division.

Purpose of Consultancy

A three-person team will be undertaking the evaluation, composed of: (1) Senior-Level Evaluation Team Leader; (1) Senior-Level Supply and Logistics Specialist; (1) Data Analyst.

The team is required to ensure that the evaluation meets its four main objectives:

  1. Take stock of past improvements since the 2007 Supply Function Evaluation, map systems, processes, capabilities in place in the supply chain as it pertains to emergency response;
  2. Assess past performance of emergency preparedness and response, particularly examining effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of Supply Division’s support to humanitarian action;
  3. Provide recommendations for Supply Division to strengthen current investments and systems in emergency and give guidance to revising its strategy; and,
  4. Distil generalizable lessons learned that can be used in for future emergencies and influence direction for UNICEF’s engagement in humanitarian action.

The Technical Specialist will play a major role in data collection and analysis, report writing. He/she will provide specific expertise in emergency supply and logistics.

The consultancy is expected to be home based and to perform duties outside of the UNICEF Supply Division office however, there will likely be requirements to visit the offices in Copenhagen, Denmark on a needs-basis.

Duration & Timeline

The evaluation is set to begin in early June with final completion in mid September (an estimated 50-60 days of work). Timelines and number of working days will be agreed and finalized prior to start of contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the stewardship of the Evaluation Team Leader, the Technical Specialist is responsible for supporting the timely for delivery of the following evaluation products:

• Inception Report (maximum 15 pages): informed by an initial scoping mission, will outline the selected evaluation team’s understanding of the evaluation and expectations, along with a concrete action plan for undertaking the evaluation. Specifically, the report will cover the following areas:

  • specific methods and data sources to answer each evaluation question and to assess attribution/contribution of results to UNICEF’s emergency supply and logistics planning and response, including an evaluation matrix and performance metrics;
  • draft timeline of major changes/developments to SD’s strategy, major decisions, actions, etc.;
  • mapping of the emergency supply chain and related data points for analysis;
  • any proposed modifications to the evaluation questions;
  • a more thorough internal and external stakeholder analysis;
  • validation of country case study selection;
  • further thoughts on any other areas (e.g., risks, country case study selection, and so on);
  • detailed Workplan and timeline; and,
  • outline for draft report

• Data Collection Toolkit: A comprehensive Data Collection Toolkit that translates all of the methods agreed in the Inception report into specific data collection (and analysis) instruments;

• A Preliminary Findings Report (maximum 10 pages): This report will give guidance on some of the initial findings emerging from the data collection and analysis; it will also be used to feed into the Martingy 3 meetings occurring in the third week of August;

• A Draft Report (maximum 40 pages): clearly articulating key findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for concrete action for Supply Division; and an Executive Summary of no more than 5 pages;

• A second Draft Report that incorporates the first comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, alongside a response matrix detailing how each comment was handled in the revising of the draft report;

• A Final Report that incorporates final comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, and;

• A presentation of the major findings and recommendations of the evaluation in Copenhagen, delivered in person and by webinar.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in Supply and Logistics Management, Emergency Management, or other related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in emergency supply and logistics;
  • Experience working with any international humanitarian organization, such as: UNICEF, WFP, MSF, Oxfam, etc.,
  • Experience in supply chain management assessment, process mapping, and/or systems analysis;
  • Familiarity with UNICEF, including a strong understanding of UNICEF’s policies and programming, is a plus;
  • Preferred skills in research analysis, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques;
  • Excellent report writing skills, analytical skills, as well as good computer skills;
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English.

How to apply:

All interested consultants should send an application packet including the following:

a. A completed Expression of Interest form, including the professional fee/rate, per person day; (Attachment A)

b. Updated CV/Resume, and;

c. A sample evaluation report (or writing of a similar nature), with clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report.

The application packet should be transmitted via email to dangsrecruit@unicef.org by 4 May 2014, 11:59 pm CET. Email Subject: Technical Specialist, SD Evaluation of Emergency Supply and Logistics.Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

UNICEF considers best value for money as a criteria for evaluating potential candidates. As a general principle, the fees payable to a consultant or individual contractor follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Additional DSA and travel expenses will be provided as applicable to the project.

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World: Evaluation Team Leader - Evaluation of UNICEF Emergency Supply Response (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:48
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: World
Closing date: 04 May 2014

Background

UNICEF Supply Division is commissioning an external performance evaluation of its Emergency Supply and Logistics Response. Supply and logistics plays a critical role in emergency preparedness and response by providing life-saving, essential commodities for girls, boys and women. In 2013, emergency supplies worth $126.81 million were procured globally in 34 countries and areas. UNICEF Supply Division (SD) responded to 533 emergency orders. Since the 2007 UNICEF Supply Function Evaluation, there has been no independent assessment of UNICEF’s supply emergency response. While there have been several evaluations of specific emergency responses, no evaluations focused primarily on supply and logistics. Given UNICEF’s accountability in emergency situations, an independent evaluation is timely and will help the organization demonstrate the extent to which SD has adequately addressed the findings and recommendations of the evaluation, and whether SD’s efforts, alongside its strategy and tools developed, are adequate for appropriate, effective, and efficient responses.

The evaluation will document the emergency supply systems and capacity, and assess UNICEF performance in supplying the right goods (quality and quantity) to the right place at the right time and price. The evaluation will review the complete supply cycle, including preparedness (forecasting), to emergency requests, to delivery to port of entry, and will also look at adequacy of the Emergency Supply List.

The evaluation will serve two main purposes. First, the performance evaluation will inform the refinement of the Emergency Supply Strategy within SD. Secondly, the findings will feed into Martigny 3, an organization-wide consultation and self-reflection on the way-forward for UNICEF’s action in the humanitarian context.

While the focus is on UNICEF Supply Division, a holistic examination of the institutional effectiveness of emergency preparedness and response should be considered as part of the scope. This will necessitate taking a systems approach to analysis. This will be complemented by multiple desk-based case studies, targeting a purposive sample of countries.

A full Terms of Reference for the Performance Evaluation has been developed separately by Supply Division.

Purpose of Consultancy

A three-person team will be undertaking the evaluation, composed of: (1) Senior-Level Evaluation Team Leader; (1) Senior-Level Supply and Logistics Specialist; (1) Data Analyst.

The team is required to ensure that the evaluation meets its four main objectives:

  1. Take stock of past improvements since the 2007 Supply Function Evaluation, map systems, processes, capabilities in place in the supply chain as it pertains to emergency response;
  2. Assess past performance of emergency preparedness and response, particularly examining effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of Supply Division’s support to humanitarian action;
  3. Provide recommendations for Supply Division to strengthen current investments and systems in emergency and give guidance to revising its strategy; and,
  4. Distil generalizable lessons learned that can be used in for future emergencies and influence direction for UNICEF’s engagement in humanitarian action.

The Team Leader, specifically, will be responsible for undertaking the evaluation from start to finish, and in a timely and high-quality manner, for the bulk of data collection and analysis, as well as report drafting. He/she is responsible for team management and accountable for quality and on-time delivery of the evaluation outputs.

The consultancy is expected to be home based and to perform duties outside of the UNICEF Supply Division office however, there will likely be requirements to visit the offices in Copenhagen, Denmark on a needs-basis.

Duration & Timeline

The evaluation is set to begin in early June with final completion in mid September (an estimated 50-60 days of work). Timelines and number of working days will be agreed and finalized prior to start of contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Team Leader will be responsible for timely for delivery of the following evaluation products: • Inception Report (maximum 15 pages): informed by an initial scoping mission, will outline the selected evaluation team’s understanding of the evaluation and expectations, along with a concrete action plan for undertaking the evaluation. Specifically, the report will cover the following areas:

  • specific methods and data sources to answer each evaluation question and to assess attribution/contribution of results to UNICEF’s emergency supply and logistics planning and response, including an evaluation matrix and performance metrics;
  • draft timeline of major changes/developments to SD’s strategy, major decisions, actions, etc.;
  • mapping of the emergency supply chain and related data points for analysis;
  • any proposed modifications to the evaluation questions;
  • a more thorough internal and external stakeholder analysis;
  • validation of country case study selection;
  • further thoughts on any other areas (e.g., risks, country case study selection, and so on);
  • detailed Workplan and timeline; and,
  • outline for draft report

• Data Collection Toolkit: A comprehensive Data Collection Toolkit that translates all of the methods agreed in the Inception report into specific data collection (and analysis) instruments;

• A Preliminary Findings Report (maximum 10 pages): This report will give guidance on some of the initial findings emerging from the data collection and analysis; it will also be used to feed into the Martingy 3 meetings occurring in the third week of August;

• A Draft Report (maximum 40 pages): clearly articulating key findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for concrete action for Supply Division; and an Executive Summary of no more than 5 pages;

• A second Draft Report that incorporates the first comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, alongside a response matrix detailing how each comment was handled in the revising of the draft report;

• A Final Report that incorporates final comments from the Evaluation Specialist and Evaluation Reference Group, and;

• A presentation of the major findings and recommendations of the evaluation in Copenhagen, delivered in person and by webinar.

The Team Leader will also be responsible for managing the team and providing weekly progress reports to Supply Division, Evaluation Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Economics, Social Studies, International Relations or other related field.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in conducting humanitarian evaluations, reviews and/or assessments;
  • Experience in supply chain assessment, process mapping, and/or systems analysis;
  • Experience working with the United Nations, particularly UNICEF, including a strong understanding of UNICEF’s policies and programming;
  • Proven skills in research analysis, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques;
  • Excellent report writing skills, analytical skills, as well as good computer skills;
  • Experience leading teams and team processes;
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English.

How to apply:

All interested consultants should send an application packet including the following:

  • A completed Expression of Interest form, including the professional fee/rate, per person day; (Attachment A)
  • Updated CV/Resume, and;
  • A sample evaluation report (or writing of a similar nature), with clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report.

The application packet should be transmitted via email to dangsrecruit@unicef.org by 4 May 2014, 11:59 pm CET. Email Subject: Evaluation Team Leader, SD Evaluation of Emergency Supply and Logistics.Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.

UNICEF considers best value for money as a criteria for evaluating potential candidates. As a general principle, the fees payable to a consultant or individual contractor follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Additional DSA and travel expenses will be provided as applicable to the project.

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United States of America: Program Manager - Asia (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:39
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 25 May 2014

Position:Program Manager - Asia

Division:Europe & Asia

Location:Washington, DC

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies by providing targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:IFES is seeking a Program Manager to provide management support to the Asia Division. Specific duties will include technical, administrative and financial management support to IFES’ South Asia programs and the Asia division generally, including coverage when senior management is on travel and managing/mentoring staff. Job Responsibilities: • Manage the execution and tactical delivery of programs in support of project goals;

• Participates in development of division’s strategic plan;

• Provide technical briefings and presentations at internal and outside events as needed;

• Provide guidance to program staff in design, implementation, evaluation, and overall management of projects;

• Establish, maintain and develop relationships with peers, subordinates, funder community and consultants at large for the purpose of business development and information dissemination;

• Alert division management of programmatic concerns, challenges and difficulties in a timely fashion;

• Ensure adherence to terms of funding agreements for projects, including project deliverables;

• Serve as team manager. Provide professional developmental opportunities for junior Program staff. Evaluate performance of Program Officers and Senior Program Officers. Incorporate feedback from DC staff into evaluation of Country Directors. May exercise formal actions pertaining to employee relations.

• Direct staff in the development and final production of reports to funders;

• Provide technical support for program as requested;

• Travel to field office(s) on a regular basis to oversee/monitor project activities; meet and strengthen relationship with donor mission staff;

• Oversee recruiting and interviewing staff as needed;

• Represents IFES externally. Qualifications: • Masters degree highly preferred with 8+ years experience in international development or related field;

• Highly knowledgeable and experienced managing USAID funding mechanisms, with strong knowledge of USAID regulations, and procedures. Strong working relationship with USAID personnel

• Knowledge of non-USG funding mechanisms highly preferred;

• Proven track record with democracy and governance work in developing countries;

• Strong experience in democracy and governance programming and/or another relevant technical field;

• Ability to direct staff, prioritize, handle multiple roles & responsibilities in a fluid and dynamic environment.

• Highly experienced with budget management and oversight of large project or multiple projects;

• Proven abilities in staff management, project administration, and financial management skills;

• Proven program design and project management experience;

• Solid and proven proposal and donor development skills, and highly experienced proposal writer;

• Experience implementing long or short term projects in the field;

• Capacity to work well with minimal supervision;

• Ability to undertake international travel as needed;

• Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website athttp://www.ifes.org/dc_employment.html. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website athttp://www.ifes.org/dc_employment.html. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

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Nepal: Chief of Party, Family Planning - Nepal (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:26
Organization: Population Services Intl.
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 23 May 2014

PSI/Nepal is embarking on an exciting new Nepal Family Planning Programme (NFPP), co-funded by DFID and USAID, focused on introducing innovative service delivery, demand generation and third-party financing models targeted at marginalized women of reproductive age, who normally do not have access to a full range of family planning services and products. These models will be implemented as pilots in selected districts of Nepal and independently evaluated by an M&E supplier over three years, with a view to strengthening Nepal public sector’s ability to take over and scale up the successful models in year 4 of the project and also add substantially towards global learning. Other areas of activity include building supply chain, quality assurance and service contract capacity of the relevant departments within the Ministry of Health.

PSI/Nepal seeks experienced candidates for the position of Chief of Party, who will lead the implementation of the NFPP by ensuring the high quality of implementation of the pilots, and coordinating regularly with the Government, the donors and other key stakeholders, which include other family planning partners and the independent M&E supplier. The Chief of Party will manage a team of program and technical managers and work closely with the local NGO partners who will be the direct implementers of the pilots. This position is based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and will report to the Country Representative.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a team of program managers / officers and technical advisors in different areas of expertise, ensuring they get the support needed for maintaining high-quality implementation of the pilots, meeting deliverables and building capacity, as required.
  • Manage all donor requirements for program implementation, including effective utilization of the budgets, and ensure project deliverables are achieved.
  • Develop and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders including government (particularly Family Health Division and the Logistics Management Division), donors, and partners, coordinating regularly with them on project updates and results, and attend relevant technical working groups, conferences etc., as required.
  • Work closely and effectively with the M&E supplier, providing accurate and timely information to support the evaluation of the project.
  • Manage a strong and positive relationship with the implementing partners in the Consortium and ensure accurate reporting – both programmatic and financial.
  • Ensure project reports submitted to donors, government and other stakeholders are accurate, complete and on time.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with relevant donor standards.
  • Coordinate with PSI headquarters to ensure that program and reporting activities follow best practices.
  • Coordinate with other departments in PSI’s core team including Marketing & Communications, Field Operations, Health Services, M&E and support departments to ensure timely and effective support to the NFPP.
  • Strengthen the capacity of and transfer skills to local staff to independently implement, manage and improve business practice and technical services.
  • Act as Country Representative during the CR’s absence.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration or related field
  • Strong background in research / M&E and experience in implementing pilot projects is critical
  • 5-7 years of experience in implementing donor-funded programs
  • At least 5 years experience in a managerial position such as Chief of Party or equivalent
  • Programmatic and financial management of large donor-funded programs
  • Social franchising, social marketing and/or behavioral change communications experience
  • Experience working in a developing country
  • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to represent PSI at the highest levels of government and partner organizations
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, diverse teams
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • A strong RH background will be considered a plus

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 6

Please apply online at www.psi.org*
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.*

Apply Here

PI76257377


How to apply:

Apply Here

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United States of America: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:18
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jun 2014

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality Manager
Reports to: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality
Location: Boston, MA

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA, whose mission is to provide quality health care for the poor and marginalized in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Dominican Republic, and Navajo Nation. In addition, PIH has a growing network of affiliated organizations and initiatives in several other countries, including Nepal, Burundi, Mali, Liberia, and Togo. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works around the globe to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of it, to serve as an antidote to despair, and inspire others to do the same.

This is an exciting time for PIH. We are taking on immense challenges, and a newfound visibility has brought the opportunity to influence great change on the global stage. PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Boston Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality:

The Boston-based Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality (MEQ) team works to strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) and Quality Improvement (QI) of operational activities and projects across PIH. This consists of on-site and remote technical assistance from Boston to the country-programs, by increasing capacity through mentoring and training in M and E, data quality and data utilization for program improvement. Boston MEQ also leads the development and implementation of core indicators, and works with other teams to integrate M and E and QI for project evaluation, as well as planning and expansion of programmatic activities. The team works to ensure the availability of quality strategic information that is used to make PIH programs more effective and demonstrate their impact broadly.

Position Overview:

The MEQ Manager plays a strong leadership role on the team, working closely with the MEQ Director to strengthen M and E and QI activities across PIH. Based in Boston with frequent travel to PIH field sites, the Manager works with PIH teams in Boston and the sites to support strong data use for external communications, donor reporting, cross-site programmatic decision-making and quality improvement. This includes providing supervision and guidance to the Boston MEQ Coordinator throughout the process of data validation, analysis, visualization, and communication of results to lay audiences.

Additionally, the Manager is responsible for developing MEQ capacity across sites and in Boston, through trainings, mentorship, and coaching on best practices for collecting high quality data, conducting quantitative analyses, and communicating results in formats that are useful to decision-makers. The Manager also provides technical assistance to site teams in key areas, such as operational research design, statistical support, and data visualization. The Manager works with country teams to identify new areas for measurement and capacity building, with the goal to continually strengthen feedback loops at both the Boston and country-levels, as well as communication of best practices and lessons learned across sites.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work with MEQ Director to strengthen overall MEQ activities across PIH, supporting data utilization for both internal and external use
  • Support the Director in MEQ program management work including recruitment and hiring of new staff, budgets and other relevant areas
  • Lead design, implementation, budgeting, analysis and technical decision-making on a variety of cross-site MEQ initiatives and tools
  • Directly supervise MEQ Program Coordinator
  • Coordinate with Development team in accessing and appropriately utilizing sensitive data to support funding efforts and reporting
  • Provide analytic support including analyses of Monitoring data, analysis of other data routinely collected by the programs, preparation of reports
  • Under the guidance of the MEQ Director,
  • Provide analytic support for Development team related to donor applications and requests
  • Work with other efforts within PIH to strengthen the utilization of data in cross-country programs (e.g., Medical Informatics, Training) for overall and project-specific M and E and improvement
  • Provide support for development of M and E work plans for specific targeted activities as requested by the country programs or PIH management
  • Participate in the interpretation and utilization of M and E data to improve systems and programs
  • Provide targeted support to country programs in development of selected formal dissemination and more rigorous evaluation (e.g., IRB, abstracts, publications)

Technical Qualifications and Experienced required:

  • Minimum MPH or masters in relevant area
  • At least 5 years’ experience in M and E or related field experience
  • Data analysis skills including use of standard statistical analytic packages (e.g., STATA, SAS; familiarity with R a plus)
  • Willing to travel internationally at least 30% time
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Able to work flexibly and responsively within a team
  • A commitment to social justice

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with GIS mapping software or economic evaluation
  • Proficiency in a foreign language a plus (French preferred)
  • Experience in training on technical M and E content

How to apply:

Please click here to apply.

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Lebanon: Accountant (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:01
Organization: World Vision
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 02 May 2014

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To maintain financial records by preparing accounting reports & statements, reconciling accounts, & processing journal entries & vouchers in compliance with World Vision’s financial policies..

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Prepare and review for the projects all the daily financial transactions (Prepare payment orders, checks and corresponding E-Vouchers) ensuring all transactions are approved and budgeted for and supporting documentation is accurate and attached to the voucher
  • Ensure that the petty cash fund is replenished regularly. Prepare the petty cash statement before replenishing and ensure petty cash summary is properly approved.
  • Maintain a filing system for all the monthly vouchers and other financial documentation. Also maintain a filing system for all admin related documentation, such as contracts, quotations and purchase requests.
  • Follow up on advances and other receivables and payables older than 30 days.
  • Prepare the monthly cash-request for the relief projects and send this to Finance Officer within the required dead-line.
  • Ensure all accounts are handled on a timely manner by coordinating with the suppliers.
  • Look for opportunities to increase the level of support for area Operations.
  • Prepare and update on a monthly basis the capital and fixed inventory register for the relief projects’ office

EDUCATION / SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Education

University degree in accounting and business administration

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good command in English and Arabic , oral and written
  • Good communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality

Experience

Two years in a similar job and in financial reporting

Work Environment

  • Office-based with occasional travel to the NO
  • Travel: 10% local travel is required
  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Local Contract– Full Time (1 year)


How to apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to send their CV to the following e-mail address. Please mention the position in your email subject. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted:

E-mail address:lbn_cv@wvi.org

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Lebanon: Finance Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:00
Organization: World Vision
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 02 May 2014

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To maintain financial records by preparing accounting reports & statements, reconciling accounts, & processing journal entries & vouchers in compliance with World Vision’s financial policies..

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Prepare and review for the projects all the daily financial transactions (Prepare payment orders, checks and corresponding E-Vouchers) ensuring all transactions are approved and budgeted for and supporting documentation is accurate and attached to the voucher
  • Ensure that the petty cash fund is replenished regularly. Prepare the petty cash statement before replenishing and ensure petty cash summary is properly approved.
  • Maintain a filing system for all the monthly vouchers and other financial documentation. Also maintain a filing system for all admin related documentation, such as contracts, quotations and purchase requests.
  • Follow up on advances and other receivables and payables older than 30 days.
  • Prepare the monthly cash-request for the relief projects and send this to Finance Officer within the required dead-line.
  • Ensure all accounts are handled on a timely manner by coordinating with the suppliers.
  • Look for opportunities to increase the level of support for area Operations.
  • Prepare and update on a monthly basis the capital and fixed inventory register for the relief projects’ office

EDUCATION / SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Education

University degree in accounting and business administration

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good command in English and Arabic , oral and written
  • Good communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality

Experience

Two years in a similar job and in financial reporting

Work Environment

  • Office-based with occasional travel to the NO
  • Travel: 10% local travel is required
  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a man-made or natural disaster.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Local Contract– Full Time (1 year)


How to apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to send their CV to the following e-mail address. Please mention the position in your email subject. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted:

E-mail address:lbn_cv@wvi.org

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Lebanon: Fleet Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:56
Organization: World Vision
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 02 May 2014

WORKING AREA :Bekaa, South, Mansourieh

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To Assist World Vision Lebanon in having an efficient operation of the fleet. To operate the Fleet Management process for the best services if the requests.

To be responsible for the Drivers and vehicles management to deliver the organization’s needs. To maintain required records and ensure WVL is compliant with World Vision and donors regulations. To ensure and reinforce the proper maintenance and regular check up on the vehicles of World vision owned and rented vehicles at the National office and the field offices.

MAJOR TASKS:

· Review periodically the Fleet Management policies and ensure its compliance with World Vision International policies, donors and governmental regulations.

· Inform team about new Fleet Management processes and ensure that existing policies, procedures and practices are in full compliance with the WVL’s and Donors Policy.

· Maintain proper filling system for all vehicles management per vehicles and per staff member allowed to drive.

· Report any miss use or damage on the fleet to the Supply chain and Logistic Manager.

· Ensure the vehicles are serviced and repaired and kept clean

· Update the vehicles maintenance card on the database

· Ensure that vehicles insurance and driving permits are updated and properly managed.

· Ensure the availability of needed kits in the vehicles.

· Conduct monitoring visits and report findings and recommendations to management

· Allocate the daily tasks between the drivers.

· Coordination with other department to find the need for drivers.

· Update regularly the Related Fleet management databases for better vehicles allocation, and monthly fuel expenses allocation.

· Train and coach Field Fleet coordinators and Support service administrator on the proper management of the fleet management database.

EDUCATION / SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Education

University degree in a field related to Business Administration

Knowledge and Skills

· Excellent written English, with good command with spoken Arabic and English

· Strong administrative skills including attention to details

· Excellent organizational and time management skills.

· MS Office ( Word, Excel, Power Point )

Experience

At least one to two years experience in a related field

Work Environment

· Position requires in-country travel for up to 15% of working hours.

· Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Local Contract– Full Time (1 year)


How to apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to send their CV to the following e-mail address. Please mention the position and the preferred area in your email subject. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted:

E-mail address:lbn_cv@wvi.org

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Kenya: Senior Consultants, Consultants and Interns opporunities at Delta Partnership, Uganda and Kenya (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:55
Organization: Delta Partnership
Country: Kenya, Uganda
Closing date: 16 May 2014

Delta Partnership is now recruiting for new team members in Uganda and Kenya.

Title(s):Senior Consultants, Consultants and Analysts, Interns, and Accounts Clerk

Location: Nairobi, Kenya orKampala, Uganda

Overview of Delta Partnership

Delta Partnership is a highly regarded, international development consultancy firm offering bespoke solutions which maximise the impact of development funds. Established in 2000 and operating primarily in Eastern and Southern Africa, Delta has extensive experience of enabling better and more equitable public services to citizens and maximizing the impact of development spending. We have a steadily growing turnover currently standing at £1.8 million per year. Delta has a core team of employees who are dedicated to furthering the growth of Delta whilst maintaining our unique, innovative and results focused style. In addition, we work with highly skilled associate consultants with whom we have built excellent working relationships and a number of strategic partnerships with other development focused entities.

In March 2014 Delta was delighted announce that it would be joining forces with WYG, together we will provide a diverse range of services to clients across numerous sectors worldwide, offering creative and effective solutions to their projects. WYG, an established global management and technical consultancy to the built and natural environment offer expertise in areas such as urban development, conflict reduction, climate change mitigation and private sector-led growth. This will complement Delta’s strengths in governance, monitoring and evaluation, and organisational development.

Delta currently has offices in Kenya, Uganda and the UK. We have worked in over 20 countries, providing institutional, strategic and evaluation support across government, with civil society and in specific sectors such as private sector development, education, governance, justice and the environment. We are committed to making a positive change to people’s lives, especially for people living in poverty.

Delta Partnership is recruiting

Ongoing success and opportunity in the East Africa region has meant that Delta is in an excellent position to expand our internal capacity and react to changing times in development. Delta is continuing its excellent experience in evaluation, monitoring and strategic support to its clients.

Sectors likely to feature in future work include fragile states, employment and infrastructure as well as rural development and climate.

Are you keen to join a small but growing international team then please get in touch?

  • Senior Consultants

To win, direct and deliver major assignments. Senior consultants have at least 10 years’ of experience of international development.

  • Consultants and Analysts

To deliver on major assignments and to support business development. Consultants and analysts have between 2 and 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Interns

To conduct research and to support the delivery of our projects. Interns should be graduates.

  • Accounts Clerk

To enter accounting transactions and maintain financial control. This position is for a graduate who is studying for a professional accountancy qualification.

Qualities and attributes of the successful candidate

Delta Partnership is looking for people who share our passion for development and improving the lives of others. We want people who are driven, proactive, and dynamic in their approach to work. We are a small and creative company and we need individuals who are able to adapt to our working culture. Delta is enjoying a time of growth and change and we need team members who will thrive on this challenge and take Delta forward in a strategic and sustainable way.

Senior consultants and consultants with working French would be an advantage in expanding our work across the region.


How to apply:
Please send a CV (maximum 3 pages) and accompanying letter (one page) setting out which position you are interested in and why you are a strong candidate to work with Delta.

All applications should be emailed to applications@deltapartnership.com, include your name and the job you are applying for in the subject of the email.

The deadline for applications is 16 May 2014.

Delta is offering a competitive salary. Delta seeks to achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

Download Application details here.

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Myanmar: Humanitarian Programme Coordinator (Re-Ad) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:55
Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 07 May 2014

The post is to be based in Yangon, Myanmar and opened to International applicants and advertised globally.

Oxfamis a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

The role: To lead the Oxfam humanitarian programme in Myanmar, ensuring its relevance to the local context, connectivity with national, regional and international initiatives and structures and compliance with internal and external quality standards

Level: National Plus, C1

Employment term: Fixed Term (18 months, Possibility of Extension)

Report to: Country Director

What we offer: Respectful and empowered working environment,Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,Generous leave entitlement

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· In collaboration with CLT members and other in-country colleagues (including programme support and technical advisors), to lead the development and constant review of the Myanmar Humanitarian strategy, ensuring focus on organizational priorities and international standards and principles and incorporating the role of partners.

· To support the Country Leadership Team and the Country Management Team in ensuring on-going analysis of humanitarian trends in Myanmar, their implications and response options.

· Be an active member of the Country Leadership team which provides strategic oversight to the entire country programme.

· To ensure the sustenance of adequate emergency preparedness and response capacity within Oxfam and partners through regular review of the country contingency and preparedness plans based on consultations internally and with external stakeholders (partners, government, UN etc).

· To coordinate and oversight manage the existing Oxfam humanitarian programme, with current focus on Kachin and Rakhine, as well as any new responses to humanitarian emergencies, including ensuring contract management and adequate reporting.

· To coordinate the humanitarian activities of all Oxfam affiliates within Myanmar.

· To ensure that Oxfam humanitarian work in the Myanmar adheres to humanitarian principles, relevant policy commitments and minimum standards

· To lead the humanitarian proposal development process ensuring appropriate inputs from country based (especially the Funding team), regional and HO Oxfam staff.

· To promote systematic programme review/evaluation to ensure that lessons learnt are documented and shared in-country, and with staff from the region. To make sure learning effectively informs future responses.

· To work with staff and partners to enhance their monitoring against key indicators, and where relevant share internal analysis to aid the wider humanitarian community’s understanding of risks and trends. Identify reliable information sources including forecasting/early warning systems and resource organisations. Establish, contribute to and use networks for information collation and coordination purposes

· To ensure that women’s rights are at the forefront of preparedness, response and risk reduction programming.

· To work with the Associate Country Director and the development programme team to support all programmes of Oxfam and partners in risk reduction programming by ensuring incorporation of effective mechanisms and approaches to building resilience

· In collaboration with managers and partners undertake necessary capacity building for humanitarian action:

  • Identify staff across sectors (management, technical and programme support) able to assume humanitarian response functions.
  • Establish a tailored training / accompaniment programme and coach staff and partners in order to achieve the objectives set in the plan.
  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of training events
  • Monitor progress of capacity building in initiatives and modify plans/inputs accordingly in consultation with managers

· To consolidate networks and alliances in support of effective advocacy.

  • Workings with the technical leads ensure coherence of analysis and message in relation to good practice in food security and WASH.
  • Working closely with the Policy and Communications Manager and Humanitarian Policy Advisor, lead on broader humanitarian advocacy, including enhancing humanitarian space, accountability, women’s rights, funding and identifying appropriate areas of research.

· In emergencies, work with CD / Country Leadership Team to provide recommendations on response options and be instrumental in ensuring assessments are undertaken in good time with communications provided for use by the wider organization. To lead on relevant programme design and resourcing, preparation of concept papers and proposal writing.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Essential:

· At least 5 years experience in developing and managing humanitarian programmes (preparedness, response and risk reduction), with a thorough understanding and proven application of humanitarian principles.

· Commitment to and experience in building local capacities in assessment, design and management of humanitarian programmes and projects. This includes good understanding of community participatory approaches and monitoring.Proven analytical skills and ability to work with others to develop strategy.

· Strong leadership and ability to motivate teams as well as to influence actors inside and outside the organisation

· Strong management skills and ability to manage a diverse team across multiple geographical locations

· Financial management skills and experience in risk management

· Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the rights of marginalised people in all aspects of programme work.

· Experience in monitoring and evaluation and accountability to beneficiary communities

· The ability to prioritise, problem solve and meet agreed deadlines

· An ability to play an active external influencing role, with an ability to nuance messaging appropriately and negotiate in a non-confrontational / non-alienating manner.

· Demonstrated facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills; balanced with a proven record of humanitarian leadership. This includes the ability to challenge, motivate and develop a team through periods of programme change as well as an ability to identify training needs and facilitate training.

· Experience of working in conflict context / protracted crises.

· To lead on the development of fundraising proposals and produce clear and quality reports (financial and narrative) that demonstrates good accountability

· Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel frequently within and outside the country including to remote areas.

· Ability to work across programmes according to Oxfam’s approach as a multi-mandate organisation working in humanitarian, development and advocacy.

· Excellent interpersonal and team skills, as well as, ability to work independently

· Fluency in both written and spoken English.

· Ability to adapt to cultural contexts and to work with respect for diversity.

· Computer literacy

· Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and beliefs, including equal opportunities and gender equity in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.

· Commitment to Humanitarian Principles and Action. Knowledge of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards

Desirable: Training and experience in Disasters Preparedness/Emergency Response


How to apply:

Closing date: 7th May 2014, 5:00 PM

Early application is encouraged as this post is urgently required and Oxfam reserves the right to carry out interview process as soon as we identified appointable person.

How to apply: Please state applied position in email subject line and send to

Human Resources Department through myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk

(OR)

Oxfam office, Lanmadaw Plaza, Tower A- #02-01, #02-02, Tower B- #02-01, Corner of Lanmadaw Street and Mahabandula Road, Latha Township 11131, Yangon, Myanmar.

Phone: +95 (0)1 378794 to 96 and 379 936

Detail and complete job profile is available upon request.

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Somalia: ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY BASED CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAMME IN SOMALIA (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:54
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 16 May 2014

UNICEF Somalia Office invites proposals from qualified institutional consultancy firms for the Assessment of Community Based Child Protection Programme in Somalia.

The general objective of the consultancy is to review the current Community Based Child Protection Programme (CBCP) with the support of UNICEF, Government line Ministries and partners in NWZ, NEZ and CSZ of Somalia and to make concrete recommendations on how to strengthen the programme in line with the current contexts of the areas.

Detailed ToR per attached RFP No. LRPS-EMU-2014-9111477


How to apply:

interested firms should submit 3 hard-copy proposals duly sealed (as per RFP instructions) by courier or hand delivery to reach UNICEF Somalia office not later than 16/05/2014 by 10.00 a.m. Nairobi Time:

UNICEF Somalia Support Centre
UN Gigiri Complex, Block Q, First Floor
P.O. Box 44145-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
email enquiries to: emusumba@unicef.org

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Burkina Faso: Gestionnaire de projet - Burkina Faso (M/F) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:52
Organization: Red Cross of Luxembourg
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 15 Jul 2014

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise en collaboration avec Pharmaciens sans frontières recrute un gestionnaire de projet (m/f) pour nos projets à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) en CDD de 12 mois à partir du 15 juillet 2014 (réf : AN1404-00072)

Le projet consiste dans le renforcement et la pérennisation du service municipal de l’eau en commune de Pabré, la mise en place d’un système d’adduction d’eau et l’assainissement en commune de Dapelogo, le soutien à la Croix-Rouge Burkinabè pour ses activités d’urgences – volet abris.

Missions :

  • Développer les projets de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise au Burkina Faso en identifiant les besoins en concertation avec les partenaires locaux et le gestionnaire du programme au Luxembourg
  • Assurer le suivi et l’évaluation de la mise en œuvre des projets
  • Assumer la gestion administrative et financière de la mission
  • Superviser et soutenir l’ensemble des équipes locales et expatriées
  • Prendre les mesures nécessaires pour l’adaptation et le respect des règles de sécurité

Profil:

  • Formation supérieure dans la gestion de projet
  • Expérience professionnelle de 5 ans, dont 3 en missions humanitaires, dans un poste à responsabilité
  • Expérience dans la gestion d’équipe
  • Excellente maîtrise à l’oral et à l’écrit de la langue française et des bonnes connaissances en anglais
  • La connaissance de l’Afrique et de la Croix-Rouge constitue un atout

How to apply:

Les candidatures sont à envoyer via notre site internet www.croix-rouge.lu/recrutement

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Drainage Supervision Consultancy (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:52
Organization: Food for the Hungry
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 03 May 2014

Food for the Hungry (FH) has been assisting vulnerable communities in Eastern DR Congo since 1994. Through support from USAID/FFP FH has allocated funds for provision of consultancy services to supervise Nyalugana drainage and irrigation activities in South Kivu (DRC).

  1. FH DRC now invites eligible bidders to submit sealed proposals for provision of consultancy services in accordance with the Terms of Reference FH/DRCBKV/NDA/04-14

How to apply:
  1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from FH DRC Procurement Department at email:drc-procurement@fh.org and request for the Terms of reference through the same address.
  2. The bidders shall be familiar with the working languages in Eastern DRC.
  3. The bidding documents in English shall be sent to interested bidders upon cash payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 50 or the equivalent at any FH offices in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi or DRC (Bukavu, Kinshasa).
  4. Bid submissions labeled “PROPOSAL FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE SUPERVISION OF NYALUGANA DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES” must be delivered to Food for the Hungry office in Bukavu on or before 2nd May 2014 by 4pm (Bukavu time). Late submissions will be rejected. All submission will be opened in the presence of bidders representatives who chose to attend at the FH DRC Bukavu Office at 15H (Bukavu time) on 5th May 2014
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Jordan: Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer P-2 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:51
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 01 May 2014

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Amman, Jordan. The Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of Office for OCHA Jordan.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

· In consultation with a senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, assists in the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and related issues and in various follow-up activities.

· Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues.

· Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.

· Develops and maintains reference/resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; responds to various inquiries and information or analytical requests internally and externally.

· Actively maintains a network of professional and other personal contacts to support the Office’s understanding of humanitarian issues.

· Organizes bilateral meetings with local and international humanitarian partners.

· Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on specific humanitarian-related subjects/issues; produces presentations, narratives analyses, and talking points as required for these meetings; serves as reporter and action-point monitor for such events.

· Maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area, country or region concerned.

· Contributes to the Office’s strategic discussions about improvement of humanitarian coordination structures in Jordan.

· Participates in technical assistance, disaster assessment or other missions.

· Participates in project/programme formulation and mobilization of relevant resources. Performs other duties as required.

COMPETENCIES

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian, emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian issues. Excellent understanding of the Syrian conflict. Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian coordination. Familiarity with the UN system. Capacity to use personal contacts as sources of information, particularly on sensitive subjects. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Takes initiative; develops projects, approaches, and bases of institutional knowledge in a manner that goes above and beyond expectations. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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 of work.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or related area. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being planned or implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. Experience working in an Arabic-speaking country is desirable.

Education:An Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Languages:French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.


How to apply:

The position is intended to fill functions of short-term duration. This temporary position is for a period of six (6) months. All posts are subject to availability of funds.

Please state your full name and the temporary job opening notice number OCHA/G/44/2014 as the subject in your e-mail application and send one email application for every temporary job opening announcement. Documents should be saved as a pdf file, with the title formatted as follows: FAMILY NAME_given name Doc-type.pdf. For example: GREY_Joe _PHP.pdf.

All applicants are requested to submit a completed personal history profile (PHP) to Mr. Etiam Fiagan (fiagan@un.org) with a copy to Mr. Dipendra Shahi (shahi1@un.org) and a copy to ochavacancies@un.org. Please indicate the temporary job opening number OCHA/G/44/2014 in the subject of your e-mail.

Note that applications to United Nations Secretariat positions can be generated in the new Inspira recruitment system. We encourage you to create an electronic personal history profile and to apply to these and other positions for which you are interested and qualified at http://inspira.un.org

Note that applicants’ eligibility cannot be fully assessed if the personal history profile is not properly completed. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her; in this context, all staff members are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.

"The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Also, the United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts."

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