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Application Deadline: 1 January 2015
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Program Assistant- Women Economic Empowerement Unit - Nairobi (source: UNIFEM)

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Application Deadline: 29 December 2014
Post Level: International Consultant
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National Consultant to Support CEDAW Reporting for Palestine (Women's Human Rights Programme - Ramallah` (source: UNIFEM)

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Application Deadline: 30 December 2014
Post Level: National Consultant
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Voluntario Nacional de Operaciones para la Oficina Regional de ONU Mujeres - PANAMA (source: UNIFEM)

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Application Deadline: 9 January 2015
Post Level: UNV
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Libya: 14-973 Finance Administrative Director, Libya (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:59
Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Libya
Closing date: 19 Jan 2015

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of Finance Administrative Director for our programs in Libya.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

The Finance Administrative Director directly oversees all financial, accounting, and administrative activities, including human resources administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting in the country offices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting and Finance Management

· Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation

· Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures

· Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments

· Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes

· Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all project activities

· Manages the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of in-country management and Headquarters; this function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports

· Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements

· Maintains the organizations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported

· Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics

· Supervise or prepare budgets

· Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers

· Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required

· Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements

Human Resources Management

· Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations

· Supervise the oversight of staff personnel files inclusive of contracts, leave records and other paperwork required for employment in local context

· Ensure compliance to local labor laws including contracts, compensation packages and working hours • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors

· Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the field locations

· Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff

· Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building

· Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff

· Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs

· Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff

Working Relationships

· Maintain frequent communication with Regional Finance Coordinator to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated

· Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets

· Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities

· Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations

Representation

· Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors

· Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country

· Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ

· Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community

· Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information

· Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

Security

· Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level

· Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies

· Sends copies of key internal documents to HQ for back-up

· Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures**Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse**

· Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

QUALIFICATIONS

· Minimum of a college or university degree in accounting or business administration; preferably a Master’s degree.

· Minimum of three years’ managerial experience in a non-profit organization, or equivalent experience, training, and education

· Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level

· Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably ACCPAC

· Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID, and other donors

· Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies

· Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships, and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)

· Strong writing and presentation skills · Proven capabilities in leadership

- Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills


How to apply:

How to apply: Please go to: Libya Finance Admin Director and follow the instructions for applying online

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Haiti: Delegate, Sr. WASH Advisor (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:46
Organization: American Red Cross
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 05 Jan 2015

The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. With programs and partners in 70 countries, the American Red Cross working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, reaching 100 million people annually.

The ARC Haiti Assistance Program (HAP) was established to direct the organization’s response to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. HAP activities focus on integrated community recovery and preparedness interventions in Haiti working within the RC/RC Network, particularly with the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) and also through external partners.
The goal of the HAP recovery strategy is that households and communities in Haiti are safe, resilient and part of a wider network that provides healthy and secure living conditions and spaces. To reach this goal, HAP has adopted two specific objectives: i) Neighborhoods are safer and resilient to shocks and ii) HRC is better equipped to build community safety and resilience.

SUMMARY:

The Senior WASH Delegate provides technical assistance in the designing, planning, monitoring, evaluation and exit/transition of HAP’s WASH promotion response and recovery programs. S/he is expected to play an active role in collaborating towards the achievement of programmatic objectives of the HAP strategy, in particular those related to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. S/he will identify opportunities for program growth and will support in proposal development. The Sr. WASH Delegate promotes good practices, knowledge management and institutional learning around approaches to WASH promotion, ensuring that ARC programs are implemented in accordance with sector specific industry standards. As part of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Network, s/he will actively support and build the technical capacity of ARC staff and other Movement partners, in particular of the Host National Society. The delegate will report to the Head of Technical Coordination Unit and works collaboratively with the Accountability, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) Unit. The position may require up to 30% travel.

This is a full time position for a minimum of 366 days with the possibility of extension. This is an unaccompanied (non-family, non-spouse) post.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Sr. WASH Delegate‘s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support to Program Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Exit/Transition:

· Designing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion specific strategies in alignment with the Government of Haiti (GoH), HAP, Movement strategies and industry standards, principles, goals and objectives.

· Contributing to the development of integrated program models.

· Identifying community and government resources and seeking to integrate the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion program with existing structures and capacities.

· In coordination with Program Managers, Partnership Coordinator and NHQ sectoral technical staff, ensuring effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH promotion activities according to approved plans and budgets of projects funded by HAP whether directly implemented or implemented by RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners.

· Actively contributing to the development of systems, procedures, tools, associated methodologies and key project documents to ensure successful management and implementation of sector-specific and/or integrated projects.

· Advising on the successful exit strategy and/or handover of sector-specific activities.

· Providing project management support and oversight when required.

· Contributing to the review of program reports with project teams.

· Communicating mission, purpose, strategic goals and programme objectives among project staff (including incoming staff) to create mutual understanding and coherence.

· Ensuring ARC water, sanitation and hygiene promotion programs are in alignment with humanitarian industry standards, RC/RC Movement and ARC guidelines and policies.

· Documenting and promoting good practices, knowledge management and institutional learning around WASH approaches and incorporating lessons learned, best practices and technical innovation in plans and project designs.

· Providing supports in the technical management response to program reviews, monitoring and evaluations.

· Actively mentoring ARC staff.

· Closely monitoring and communicating technical program performance, tracking and advising Senior Leadership on technical issues that could adversely impact American Red Cross programming in Haiti.

· In particular, documenting urban wash related initiatives, best practices and innovation.

· Contributing to the production of materials such as presentations, annual reports, training materials, positions papers, proposals, etc. relevant to the incumbent’s area of expertise.

· Providing WASH technical support to cholera related projects/programs, whether implemented directly by HAP or indirectly through RC/RC or non-RC/RC partners.

· Fostering positive, collaborative, integrated and effective work relations with internal as well as external stakeholders.

· Participating in the recruiting of technical staff and consultants.

· Providing technical inputs to the development and management of RFA and RFP process in WASH promotion subjects, as required.

· Supporting in complex tendering process for design, construction, and supervision contracts for water and sanitation.

· Backstopping for other team members when required.

HAP Program Development:

· Identifying and proactively pursuing new opportunities for WASH promotion programming (stand-alone and/or integrated projects) and developing proposals, project documents and budgets for new projects.

· Actively participating in cross-departmental and cross-regional WASH initiatives which directly relate to HAP and/or broader ISD strategies.

· In the event of an emergency, providing technical support to the response lead.

Coordination within RC/RC Movement and with External Partners:

· Ensuring effective coordination and complementarity between ARC and partner projects.

· In close collaboration with immediate supervisor and Director Country-Programs, representing the American Red Cross and liaising with counterparts from HRC, Participating National Societies, the Federation and the ICRC, relevant GoH agencies, as well as external partners active in the country in order to minimize duplication and maximize coordination.

· Contributing to building the technical capacity of HRC staff, volunteers and partners, where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor’s degree in public health, engineering or related discipline, required. Master’s degree preferred.

· Minimum of five years of WASH experience in emergency response, recovery or development operations in both rural and urban settings.

· Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance to field staff in project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and in the use of WASH promotion approaches such as Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHaST) and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

· Experience in developing urban and rural solid waste management programs.

· Experience in sanitation marketing concepts would be an added advantage.

· Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively in dynamic and demanding operational environment.

· Familiarity with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement highly desirable.

· Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and in a collegial fashion with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

· Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through collaboration.

· Computer proficient, especially in MS Office required.

· Excellent written/verbal communication skills in English (essential) and French/Haitian Creole (desirable).

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to apply:

To apply, visit our careers page at www.redcross.org and reference requisition number NHQ50993.

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Philippines: Disaster Risk Reduction Delegate (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:34
Organization: British Red Cross
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 11 Jan 2015

Refusing to ignore people in crisis

Overview

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

The Role

The post holder is managed by the BRC Philippines Programme Manager based in Iloilo, Panay Island and is responsible for the design, planning and initial implementation of the DRRM programme component of the Ilo Ilo Recovery programme, working closely with the Philippines Red Cross (PRC). The position also supports the identification, induction and training of local staff to ensure the management continuity and overall sustainability of the programme the start-up phase.

Overall purpose of the role:

To manage and develop agreements, plans and resources related with the DRRM component within the overall recovery programme in Iloilo, Philippines.

To ensure compliance with BRC and PRC DRRM frameworks, ensuring that the project design is robust enough to meet technical requirements of the component yet flexible to enable regular revision by the partners.

To contribute to the overall programme goals by supporting and advising programme staff and senior management in all DRRM and related activities. To work as a dedicated resource to deliver against the programme purpose and objectives, operating within an agreed programme framework and in close coordination with BRC and partner technical advisors (DRR, Shelter, Livelihoods and others).

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

For the selected candidate, we will provide a comprehensive package as stated below.

SALARY: £26,335- £28,968 per annum(plus monthly allowance of £1,235) & other excellent benefits including accommodation, 28 days annual leave, Insurance, and return flight, etc.

LOCATION: Iloilo Province, Philippines

CONTRACT TYPE: 6 months fixed-term


How to apply:

Please apply online via our websitewww.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Jobs**.**

For further information or queries please contact Lily Ho on LHo@redcross.org.uk quoting ref number REQ0000004UB.

Please note the decision on whether you are short-listed will be dependent on your ability to clearly demonstrate that you meet EACH ESSENTIAL CRITERIA outlined in the Job Description.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 11th January 2015 (midnight UK-time).

Interviews will take place WEEK COMMENCING w/c 19th January 2015.

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Armenia: Expert service for conducting a fact‐finding assessment in the South Caucasus (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:25
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Closing date: 05 Jan 2015

FOR THE SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY CONTRACT

1. Expert service to IOM in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia for conducting a fact-finding assessment in the South Caucasus (SC), consisting of a regional and country specific parts, with the purpose to gather baseline data and feed the detailed design of the project “Fostering Economic and Social Benefits of Migration in the South Caucasus,” to be implemented in 2015-2017.

Objective of the regional and country-specific assessments to gather evidence and feed the design and preparation of the main phase of the project, with an overall objective of fostering economic activities in the identified migration affected communities in the target regions of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and developing long-term policy frameworks to maximise benefits of migrant resources for local development, in coherence with the Economic Development and Employment (EDE) domain of the SDC Strategy for the South Caucasus 2013-16. The specific emphasis should be made on international labour migration from the target regions, migrant remittances and return migration to the target regions, to align the design of the study results with one of SDC's priority themes for “Cooperation with Eastern Europe” (according to the Bill on Switzerland’s International Cooperation in 2013-2016) and with one of the priority areas of the EU's Global Approach to Migration and Mobility, which provides the overarching assistance framework for the countries of the South Caucasus. The assessment report will become a key reference document for developing a common regional and country specific strategic approaches and for planning concrete response measures to the identified socio-economic needs of the target population groups and project stakeholders, with due consideration of existing development prospects, remittances received etc. in the selected locations for addressing the needs of the local communities and specifically of returned migrants and households with migrants abroad for becoming self-sufficient and sustainable in the target geographic areas. Gender should be mainstreamed into the assessment methodology and process and subsequently the activities in the proposal for the main phase. The needs of women, young people, the existing opportunities for them, as well the access to existing services, should be taken into consideration when conducting the study.

2. IOM Project to which the consultancy is contributing: Inception Phase of the project Fostering Economic and Social Benefits of Migration in the South Caucasus” funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation

The consultancy will contribute to the inception phase of the SDC funded project “Fostering Economic and Social Benefits of Migration in the South Caucasus” within which the IOM missions in the three countries and the selected sub-contracted regional consultantwillcontribute to the finalization of the common survey methodology and tools developed by the national experts, coordinate and ensure the conformity in its application during the fact-finding assessments at the national levels at all three countries of the (SC), conduct a desk study of all the relevant resource materials, documents, consolidate the results and analysis of the country-level assessments, anddevelop one report withregional and country-specific concepts of interventions, and contribute to the elaboration a fully-fledged project document and budget, outlining the objectives, outcomes and outputs for the main project phase scheduled for all three countries, for submission to SDC.

The IOM programme staff will be guiding, supervising and closely monitoring the assessment process and leading the proposal development.

The main phase of the project will entail regional approach as much as possible, however, it will contain activities tailored to the specific local needs as identified during the assessment. It will address both social and economic reintegration. The assistance provided by other donors will also be considered and efforts will be made to avoid duplication and promote complementing activities with other existing projects in the field.

The geographic focus of the assessment and of the subsequent project are areas already receiving support through the framework of the current EDE programme in the South Caucasus such as:

  • Armenia: Syunik and Vayots Dzor regions;
  • Azerbaijan: Agdam, Aghjabadi, Barda, Tartar, and Beylagan districts, and
  • Georgia: Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kvemo Kartli, and Kakheti regions.

The assessment will gather evidence and arguments which specific municipalities and types of beneficiaries will be recommended for targeting within the main phase of the project.

The assessment will at minimum (i) map the existing development opportunities in the project designated geographic areas, (ii) assess the volume of irregular migration, its trends and return and its sustainability; (iii) study the services available for reintegration; (iv) assess the people’s actual needs for becoming self-sufficient and sustainable in the target geographic areas (and not being required to move to other settlements/countries).

The project will involve institutions responsible for implementation and coordination of state migration and reintegration policies – specifically, the State Migration Service of Armenia, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia, the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, and the State Commission on Migration Issues of Georgia – as its primary public partner institutions. The project will take advantage of available state-run services through partnerships with public institutions, responsible for rural and regional affairs (governments of territorial administrative units, municipalities), general economic development, in particular concerning SME, financial policies, employment and vocational education.

IOM will implement this project in the three South Caucasus countries in close coordination with the traditional implementation partners of SDC’s Economic Development and Employment programme (EDE). They will provide inputs to the draft project document that IOM will develop during this inception phase and develop recommendations for the specific project implementation mechanisms (such as the selection of beneficiary households). These partners will take a seat on National Steering Committees, which will be coordinated by IOM and meet at regular intervals.

3. Tasks to be performed under the contract

Under the direct supervision of the IOM project team leader, within this consultancy contract, the consultant will have to deliver on the following tasks:

a) Contribute to finalizing the development of the survey methodology, tools and an outline of the final report in English for conducting the fact-finding assessment;

b) Coordinate the three specific country assessments carried out at national levels*meso-level (identified geographic regions and communities in the prioritized municipalities and villages) and micro-level (migration-affected households and individual)* to ensure their consistency with the developed and agreed common methodology, tools and the outline of the content of the final report;

c) Develop the regional overview chapter in English to summarize facts and information already known based on secondary sources,listed but not limited to the below, and containing common challenges and themes across all three countries, as well as providing recommendations on effective practices and remaining gaps (desk review):

  • Economic Development and Employment (EDE) domain of the SDC Strategy for the South Caucasus 2013-2016
  • SDC's priority themes for “Cooperation with Eastern Europe” (according to the Bill on Switzerland’s International Cooperation in 2013-2016)
  • EU's Global Approach to Migration and Mobility
  • Existing and relevant statistical information;
  • Results analysis of special/targeted surveys;
  • Regional socio-economic development strategies in three SC countries, action plans and reports of their implementation;
  • State inititated national/regional socio-economic developmentProgrammes (agriculture development, small and medium size business support, etc.);
  • Donor supported socio-economic development projects in the selected regions/geography (recently finalized, ongoing or planned)
  • Socio-economic development and reintegration support programmes conducted by different organizations (civil society, international and donor organizations, incl. SDC)
  • Socio-economicProjects and Programmes implemented or supported by the SDC.
  • Other relevant materials

d) Produce a final report consisting of regional and country-specific parts and contribute to the development of a set of recommendation for the preparation of the project intervention methodology, in terms of types of beneficiaries which should be prioritized, specific municipalities and villages to be targeted, lists of development programmes implemented by SDC and other donors which the project will have to be synergizing with; already existing services and structures (e.g. VET courses, public classes, financial loan facilities etc.) which the project beneficiaries could be referred to etc. The exact issues to be reflected in the final part of recommendations that will be agreed upon with IOM in the course of the assessment implementation.

4. Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment, realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

  • Coordinate the finalization of the survey methodology and tools, geography for fact-finding assessment in three countries of the SC region, master plan of the assignments and an outline of the final report with the involvement of the national conusltants, to be submitted in English to IOM by 23 January 2015
  • Produce a final one report in English,maximum of 80 pages length, excluding annexes (20 pages for the regional overview with common regional recommendations for interventions at the region level,consolidated and correlated with the country-level reports produced by the national experts –20 pages for each country with the country specific recommendations for interventions at each country level), to be submitted to IOM by 16 March 2015 in initial draft and by 26 Marh2015 in final format.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results

Result:

  1. Report with regional and country-specific concepts of interventions produced;
  2. Specific objectives, outcomes and outputs designed contributing to the elaboration of a fully-fledged project document and budget, for the main project phase.

Baseline measurement

No comprehensive overview of migration flows, reintegration challenges of the returned migrants and socio-economic development needs of the local communities vis a vis the migrant remittances and existing socio-economic development opportunities in the project target regions.

Target:

Study report with expert recommendations for planning common regional and country-specific approaches and targeted interventions for fostering economic and social development benefits of Migrationin the SC region.

5. Required qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in labor economy or social sciences;
  • Solid research experience in the field of migrant remittances (an asset) in the SC region
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in English, (Knowledge of Russian languages is an asset)
  • Excellent communication skills, including with members of vulnerable and disadvantages groups of society;

How to apply:

The interested individuals should submit the following:

  • CV in English
  • Letter of motivation with a short description of the relevant experience
  • Suggested Outline of the report

Deadline for submission of the required information and materials as provided in par.6 and 7:

5 January 2015

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United States of America: ICT Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:19
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 07 Jan 2015

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Assist in managing the day to day data centre Operations at the primary and secondary location. As well as oversight of routine maintenance activities.

Supervise the delivery and ongoing support of remote application access, collaboration, and reporting environments to enable effective access to systems and information in support of UNICEF’s mission.

Incumbent is accountable for supervising the management and administration of ICT resources in accordance with UNICEF ICT policy, strategy and Security guidelines.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise the management of the Remote Application Access (Citrix) system by analysing, evaluating, and resolving incidents; monitoring access, events, processes, security, and performance and addressing issues as needed; updating operational documentation; provisioning applications; patching and updating servers to insure remote system availability of headquarters based systems.
  2. Assist in Supervising the Data Center Operations Platform Operations team members. Ensure that each team member is fully conversant with all processes. Prepare individual work-plans for each team member and periodically meet with all team members to ensure transparency within the unit.
  3. Assist in managing the Hard Ware components (Blades, enclosures, etc..) of the virtualized environment based on VM ware as well as management of the backup system for the virtualized system (Veeam backup).
  4. Ensure the staff and consultants have appropriate skills, and arrange to upgrade their skills when necessary. Manage the recruitment and replacement of consultants and the contracting process.
  5. Assist in streamlining UNICEF Data Centers and global infrastructure operations procedures, policies, and activities in order to make them cost effective, efficient and operationally sound. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all UNICEF NYHQ locations production servers ensure that these equipment are not misused in anyway or manner
  6. Supervise the management of the SharePoint system by analysing, evaluating, and resolving incidents; monitoring access, events, processes, security, and performance and addressing issues as needed; updating operational documentation as needed; deploying packages; patching and updating servers to insure system availability for Reporting and Application infrastructures backed by SharePoint.
  7. Assist in the management of Service Management system (Service Manager) by analysing, evaluating, and resolving incidents; monitoring access, events, processes, security, and performance and addressing issues as needed; creation and updating operational documentation as needed; creating and deploying packages and scripts according to user requirements collected in assessments; patching and updating servers to insure Service Management systems availability.
  8. Identify needs for new scripts for service improvement or automation of information collection, define requirements and develop or provide for development

QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES:

Education:

Advanced level university degree (bachelor level) with a specialization in computer science or mathematics.

Training in or knowledge of appropriate disciplines, including operating systems, networking, back-up systems, and network protocols. Citrix, and SharePoint, ITIL qualification in IT Service management related certifications are assets.

Work Experience:

Seven years of relevant professional work experience in ICT area in a multi-platform computer operations environment, preferably with a large geographically distributed user base.

Solid knowledge of Virtualization technologies (Hard Ware, Software and Networking layers).

Two to three years in database development environment, preferably in a production environment.

Two to three years working experience in SharePoint administration preferably with SQL Server experience.

Duration of the Assignment: 364 DAYS

Pay Rate: $6,000 per month with benefits


How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications along with a cover letter and C.V. to isspost@unicef.org no later than 7 January 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Depending on the outcome of the selection process, the contract will be awarded to an individual or a corporate.

*U. S. citizens and all those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.

The Organization does not sponsor for the H1 Visa.*

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Sierra Leone: Emergency response: Country Fleet Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:08
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 16 Jan 2015

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

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

In Sierra Leone we are working hard to help those affected by the Ebola crisis. We're scaling up our community awareness, contact tracing and outreach activities, and as a result are now looking for suitably experienced candidates for the role of Country Fleet Manager (please note that this role will not be patient-facing).

We are interested in hearing from you if you have experience of working in a similar role in an emergency response, for a NGO, or if you have demonstrable experience of working in similarly complex countries or environments.

You'll be in country for 8 weeks at any given time with 2 weeks R&R after each rotation or at the end of your contract. You will also be offered a competitive salary package including full medical insurance, accommodation and other benefits.

We are looking for candidates who can be deployed either immediately or over the course of the coming months - we know that this will be a longer term response and as such our recruitment activity will continue. Please do include your availability on your cover letter, and don't forget to also submit your CV (both should be submitted as one document.)

Prior to deployment to the field, a period of paid training will be provided which includes relevant organisation inductions, security training and external training on Ebola risk management.

Please note: due to the critical nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed as they are received and successful candidates contacted on an on-going basis.

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


How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'kpatel.41531.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

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Regional Coordinator Middle East and North Africa (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:04
Organization: Transparency International
Closing date: 09 Jan 2015

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Main function: The Regional Coordinator implements projects aimed at strengthening TI’s presence, reputation and impact in assigned countries where s/he is the primary TI-S contact. Working with the Regional Director and/or Regional Outreach Manager, s/he represents TI in regional institutions, supports Chapters’ work/representation at national level, monitors political developments, identifies reputational risks, coordinates capacity development and advocacy interventions, and ensures implementation of the Accreditation Policy.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: Until the end of 2015 (maternity cover)

Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany

Department: Middle East and North Africa Department

Reporting lines: Middle East and North Africa Director

Job grade: III

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the political situation, anti-corruption developments, reputational risks and media opportunities in assigned countries to provide timely information to the Regional Director, Regional Outreach Manager, Regional Programme Manager, Programme Coordinators, Rapid Response Unit, SAFE Unit, and Communication Department - and to provide locally relevant anti-corruption insights to internal and external stakeholders
  • Engage in Chapters’ national level advocacy work while being able to respond to direct enquiries from individuals
  • Facilitate the provision of TI-S Key Support Services to assigned Chapters including capacity building and fundraising for new local projects
  • Promote and support all aspects of capacity development, citizen engagement, knowledge exchange and governance in the assigned Chapters, including both the overseeing and management of regional projects (where appropriate) and Chapter’s own initiatives in these areas
  • Identify, assess and develop potential new TI Chapters and partners
  • Take active part in media work and interviews at national and regional level, and represent TI in regional institutions and fora
  • Work closely with Programme Coordinators and Regional Programme Managers to build and sustain Chapters’ ownership of and participation in programmes/projects in which they engage

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Postgraduate university degree or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, journalism, international law, economics, management, or another relevant field
  • 4/5+ years of relevant experience with an International NGO, International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience in the MENA region, working on issues of good governance, public sector reforms, social development, international development, and/or institutional capacity building
  • Demonstrated programme management and coordination skills, including financial management
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, the area of Monitoring and Evaluation considered an advantage
  • Previous experience in media relations required
  • Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption required
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and creativity
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly at distance communication
  • Business fluency in both English and Arabic required (written and spoken)
  • Excellent interpersonal, team and networking skills; experience in building and maintaining networks in the Arab world an advantage
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • Strong IT skills
  • Willingness to travel expected

Other information about the post and the location:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.

To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at http://www.transparency.org


How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter, mentioning the origin of the application (RELIEFWEB), and CV in English to:

regionalcoordinatormenajob@transparency.org

Deadline for applications is 9 January 2015.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

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Deputy Director, Gender Responsive Agriculture, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi, Kenya (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:02
Deputy Director, Gender Responsive Agriculture, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi, Kenya This position will work closely with the Director on major initiatives that raise AWARD’s regional and global profile as a leader in the Gender Responsive Agriculture Agenda.
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Lebanon: Lebanon - Head of Mission (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:02
Organization: COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 20 Jan 2015

Duration of the contract: 6 months starting from 01/03/2015

Sede: Duty station: Batroun + Tripoli, with travels on the field, and Beirut

Data di richiesta: 19 dicembre 2014

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale has been working in Lebanon since 2013 in four main sectors (1) shelter (2) wash (3) education and (4) protection .

The Head of Mission must demonstrate capability directly related to the proposed work, including technical qualifications, supervisory skills, relevant academic background, and demonstrated experience in Middle Eaast countries or similar operating environment. This role will be responsible for overseeing the technical and management expertise present on the field, liaising with the governmental institutions, the donors and other key stakeholders of the program, fulfilling the principal responsibilities as outlined below.

Required competences

Coordination Activities

  • Represent the Organization in the country, by liasing with the major governmental institutions, local authorities, donors and international agencies;
  • Consolidate COOPI's role in the country by defining the organization strategies, the new project phases and intervention areas and by analysing funding possibilities, in close coordination with the HQs Area Manager;
  • Local and Expatriate staff management, together with the Country Administrator;
  • Close management of the ongoing projects in terms of support to the administrative and logistic aspects of the activities implementation;
  • Check of all administrative issues of COOPI bases in the country;
  • Participation to Coordination meetings with other NGOs and International Humanitarian agencies based in Lebanon;
  • Supervise all issues related to Staff security in the intervention areas;
  • Coordination with the Milan HQs and definition of the country strategy;
  • Responsible for the strengthening/updating and implementation of the Country procedures.

Project Implementation Activities

  • Supervision and monitoring of the ongoing project activities;
  • Support to the Project Managers in the implementation of the outgoing projects and in the application of COOPI and/or Donors’ procedures;
  • Periodic report writing and revision before submission to donors;
  • Research, identification and drawing up of project concept notes and proposals.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least five years working experience, out of which three in projects programming and management;
  • Previous experiences in project writing;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of the English Language;
  • Good administrative skills;
  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points;
  • Target oriented and problem solving aptitude;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in Lebanon and/or Middle East will be an asset

How to apply:

http://www.coopi.org/it/lavoroformazione/offertedilavoro/lavoro/1054/

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South Sudan: Emergency Psychosocial Technical Support - South Sudan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:52
Organization: Handicap International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 04 Jan 2015

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

For more details on the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/en/s/index.html

JOB CONTEXT
Handicap International (HI) has been present in South Sudan since 2006, implementing Emergency and Development programs aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of persons with disability and other vulnerable groups in the country. Following the violence that erupted in the young country on December 15th, HI is currently focusing its emergency response on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.
Prior to the current emergency, Handicap International was implementing projects on victim assistance (Yei, Southern Central Equatoria) and on DPOs strengthening and mainstreaming amongst governmental actors (Juba, Central Equatoria and Bor, Jonglei State).
To respond to the current crisis, Handicap International is providing an immediate humanitarian response to the most vulnerable people located in Juba through a vulnerability and disability focal point (provision of core relief items (wound, protection kits), mobility devices/aid, emergency physiotherapy and psychosocial support to IDPs in the camps and health facilities. In parallel, a range of technical support, information and promotion of inclusive services is provided among emergency actors.
A similar structure of activities is being established in Awerial, in close coordination with health service providers and protection actors. This structure will now be strengthened with new activities, including psychosocial support for persons with disability, their families and caregivers, and vulnerable persons in disabling situations and psychomotor stimulation for children with development delays.
Trough this response, HI is mainly targeting persons the most at risk of exclusion of humanitarian aid via a large system of identification, direct support and referral: persons limited in their autonomy due to a physical, sensorial or intellectual impairment (adults, children), Isolated persons like children or women head of household, with special attention to isolated women with children (disabled or not), elder people isolated or within the family, pregnant and lactating women, persons with chronic disease. HI will also pay a specific attention to the gunshot wounded people to avoid that their wounds leads to impairment.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Emergency Psychosocial Technical Support, you work closely within DVFP team, identifying, assessing and addressing the needs of persons with You are also responsible for establishing psychosocial support, especially focused on these collectives ( PWDs, wounded persons…). You also support and strengthen the psychomotor stimulation activities implemented by the expatriate Occupational Therapist, and also contribute, within your areas of expertise, to the preparation and delivery of training schemes on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in Emergency responses for Humanitarian partners across sectors. You remain directly accountable to the DVFP project manager for all aspects of your job function and have strong functional links with the Technical Advisor at HQ level for quality implementation of the projects. You also work closely with the expatriate Physiotherapists (one in Awerial, and one flying) and Occupational Therapist, as well as with local rehabilitation support workers and community workers. You are the line manager of local counsellors.
As such, you::
• Ensure the quality of the assessment, the analysis and the reporting of psychological and psychosocial issues in the displaced population, in support to the local and expatriate teams
• Answer to the identified needs, by providing direct psychosocial support and refer internally and externally as needed, respecting confidentiality and the rights of the beneficiary.
• Contribute his/her expertise to the development of psychomotor stimulation activities, in cooperation with the expatriate Occupational Therapist and local counsellors and community mobilizers
• Conduct specific psychosocial group activities (adapted and appropriate to each one’s specific needs and capacities).
• Contribute to the development and implementation of awareness raising and capacity building activities aimed at improving inclusion of persons with disabilities and vulnerable groups in Humanitarian responses across sectors within his/her area of expertise

PROFILE

You have/are:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from a recognized University/School.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in Psychosocial support services in Emergency situations.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with government authorities, network of national disability organisations involved in rehabilitation.
• Self motivated and ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Ability to live unders basic conditions

SPECIFICITIES:

The situation in Juba is fine but with regular security issues. Since this recent crisis, a temporary security level 3 has been established for the H.I mission with restrictions of movments and a curfew in the city (and country). This level could be updated at any time.
Accessibility:
Juba is the capital of South Sudan, and accessible by commercial flights and by road. Road movement is generally unadvisable, due to general security situation and poor road conditions. Internal flights operated by UNHAS connect Juba with major cities and key sites across the country for development and humanitarian activities. The rainy season severely limitates movement from may/June to September/October, including internal flights, and severely hampers most road connections.
Accommodation
The office and the Guesthouse are separated in Juba. Both premises are in the Town center. The accomodation in Juba is simple but comfortable. Each staff has his/her own self-contained room with Air Conditioner. City Power is hechtic but a generator is runned in the morning and at the evening time. There is a TV in the dinning room with DSTV (cable) and the Guesthouse has internet/wireless facility. Juba offers some facilities as bars, restaurants, gym, swimming pools for International Staff.

Because of the context and security, it deals with an unaccompanied position.


How to apply:

Please apply directly by this link:
http://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=737&idpartenaire=136

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TOR: Development of a practical framework to help NGOs select appropriate evaluation methods, Bond, London (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:39
TOR: Development of a practical framework to help NGOs select appropriate evaluation methods, Bond, London This assignment is to develop a simple framework that supports NGOs to select the most appropriate evaluation methodologies given key variables such as their evaluation question, project type, context and resource constraints.
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Health Programme Manager - Papua New Guinea, VSO International, Papua New Guinea (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:31
Health Programme Manager - Papua New Guinea, VSO International, Papua New Guinea You will contribute to the development of the health components of our country programme. Your initial focus will be to establish our new programmes (nutrition and health), preparing for a successful implementation of these long term projects.
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Kenya: Internship in Finance Department (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:30
Organization: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jan 2015

General Purpose:

Performs a range of general clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support functions for ADRA Somalia.

Responsibilities:

The roles of the intern will be:

  • Assist in retrieving, photocopying & Filing documents during audits.
  • Assist in sorting and filing documents in the finance department.
  • Assist in scanning documents to Mfiles.
  • Assist with employee expense reports
  • Perform filing and general administrative tasks
  • Liaise with other departments/customers/vendors
  • Any other Duties as assigned by the Finance Manager

How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, kindly send your application and CV to p.makokha@adrasom.org not later than 4th January 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: International Head of Information Technology (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:28
Country: Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 19 Jan 2015

ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL

DIRECTORATE OF FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

International Head of Information Technology

Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi, London,

Base Salary GBP £54 372 pa (Employment T&Cs may vary by location)

Role specification:

· Reporting to the International Director, the Head of Information Technology will be required to set the technical direction for the organisation and to work with Countries, Members and the Secretariat to ensure that technology plays an effective role in helping Action Aid achieve its mission. He/she will own the design of the overall IT Systems Architecture including data, application and technical architecture and work with the AAI Federation to identify and develop new opportunities for technology to contribute to the Strategy and organisational effectiveness. He/she will be responsible for the provision of IT shared services, including applications, provide guidance and support to Members for member owned (non-shared service) IT systems, and lead the implementation of the IT strategy that focuses on strengthening governance, project management, business critical system enhancement and development, and further supports country capacity development and effective communication and collaboration.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

· Determines technology platforms / applications ActionAid will use, how the organisation will make best use of those technologies and which suppliers, providers and NGO consortia, it will partner with to achieve this.

· Determines which aspects of the overall technology and application architecture will be best delivered as shared services and which as member specific solutions.

· Owns the overall IT Roadmap guiding the continuing evolution of Action Aid’s IT

· Sets the overall IT standards and ensure that all development, whether shared service or member based, contributes to a coherent and effective overall solution to support the new strategy.

· Ensure that functionally specific solutions are designed with the overall organisational objectives and needs in mind, both from a technology and Countries, Members and Secretariat design perspective.

· Ensures appropriate IT inputs to develop organisational systems for internal communications, sustainability, information and knowledge management

· Accountable for the timely delivery of IT development projects that provide the systems that the Countries, Members and Secretariat’s needs within planned budgets.

· Ensures that shared applications, platforms and connectivity are effectively maintained and supported.

· Accountable for the availability, stability and resilience of all shared systems.

· Acts as the overall IT lead for the federation working with Member IT staff to enhance the overall IT effectiveness and supporting them when they face major decisions or issues

· Is up-to-date on, and contributes to, the body of knowledge relating to the best use of IT within the INGO sector.

· Represents IT within internal forum and Action Aid IT within external forums such as NetHope.

Person specification:

· Graduate qualification and IT management experience in a complex environment of multiple systems and underlying architectures.

· Customer focused, able to work with the Countries, Members and within the Secretariat functions to understand their objectives and how IT can best support them. Ability to lead a diverse and multi located team

· Portfolio management ability, able to achieve long term Countries, Members and Secretariat and IT goals through multiple projects and programs

· Negotiation and facilitation skills, able to discuss options with multiple stakeholders and guide collective decision making to the right commercial and technical solution.


How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Further information on this position can be obtained from our website at www.actionaid.org/jobs or from the attached role profile.

Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and 2 nominated referees to: financeops.jhb@actionaid.org by no later than the**19th January, 2015. Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. We value all applications, but only short listed candidates will be responded to.**

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