UN Women: Gender Specialist-Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Investigator - Geneva (source: UNIFEM)

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Application Deadline: 8 September 2014
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United States of America: Senior Business Development Specialist, Contracts (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:14
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 03 Oct 2014

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Background:

This Business Development Specialist – Contracts position is part of the Resource Acquisition Department’s Business Development team. Within the department, Business Development staff supports HQ and field staff to acquire public funding for CRS’ programs worldwide. Team members promote efforts related to each of the three parts of the CRS Business Development Cycle: prepositioning, pursuing opportunities, and leveraging results. Prepositioning involves gathering information about the funding environment, taking action to improve CRS’ competitiveness, cultivating donor and partner relationships, and identifying potential funding opportunities. Pursuing opportunities involves using a systematic process to produce funding proposals that are both responsive to the public donors’ needs, and that articulate CRS’ unique capabilities. Leveraging results involves documenting and marketing information about what CRS accomplishes through its current projects, in order to secure new funding. This specific position will focus on the pursuit of acquisition opportunities.

Primary Function:
The Business Development Specialist – Contracts is a new position which will support the agency’s competitive positioning for and pursuit of USAID resources through acquisition mechanisms (contracts). This specialist will focus initially on systems, processes, and capacities development, primarily on the BD side, to build agency readiness for the pursuit of these opportunities. Later the position will shift to a stronger focus on RFP response either as a proposal coordinator or pricing specialist, depending on the capacities of the individual hired. He or she will provide field and HQ staff with direct support, information and analysis, and capacity building to improve their business development skills in contracts to enhance CRS’ reputation and revenue.

Job Responsibilities:

S/he works with business development, programs, finance, and contracts staff in relevant departments and divisions to develop institutional processes that will enable CRS to prepare for, successfully bid on and negotiate contracts as prime. S/he promotes development of agency capacity, working with appropriate staff to identify and address gaps in staff capacity and implementing steps to ensure improvements. The position is a critical component of the agency’s contracts readiness effort, and will interact with public donors, partners, legal counsel and CRS senior management. While the focus of the position is on contracts, the individual may also support agency work on assistance proposals.

Specific Responsibilities:

· Provides support to a complete range of government contracting activities such as acquisition planning, evaluation of RFPs, assisting with interpretation and implementation of federal procurement regulations, and other procurement guidance.

· Develops internal training programs, tools and resources, in conjunction with HR and other relevant departments, to ensure that staff have strong capacities in business development with a particular focus on federal contract mechanisms.

· Supports senior managers to track potential contract funding opportunities and to strengthen their competitive intelligence to enable successful pursuit of RFPs.

· Leads and supports bid capture, teaming and recruitment strategies for RFPs.

· As appropriate, serves as Proposal Coordinator or other appropriate core proposal team role in partnership with technical, pricing, management/staffing, and program operations staff.

· Work in an on-the-job training and mentorship capacity with peers in CRS’ field offices to build overseas staff capacity in all facets of contracts BD.

· Works with HR to develop and implement contract recruitment policies and practices from the perspective of new business development and RFP requirements, and builds CRS staff capacity on pre-proposal recruitment, biodatas, salary negotiation, CVs, and live proposal recruitment.

· Works with Finance and Operations to strengthen CRS’ contract pricing and budget development processes and capacities; supports cost teams to produce accurate, compliant, and competitive applications.

· Provide support to field teams on pre-teaming negotiations and agreements for sub-contract roles on anticipated or live RFPs.

· Participates in proposal reviews and After Action Reviews, incorporating lessons into best practice guidelines and related job tools.

· Analyzes performance on contract bids and competitiveness within the international aid and development community, providing data and recommendations to inform senior management and executive decision-making.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):*These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.*

· Serves with Integrity

· Models Stewardship

· Cultivates Constructive Relationships

· Promotes Learning

Supervisory Responsibilities:This position may supervise 1-2 contracts-focused business development staff as determined by the candidate’s experience and CRS’ decisions on team structure.

Key Working Relationships:

INTERNAL: Resource Acquisition Department, Program Impact and Quality Assurance Department; Operational Excellence Department; Country Representatives and Heads of Programming; Country and Regional technical and business development staff;Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Office of Legal Counsel.
EXTERNAL:Donorrepresentatives, business development officials of peer organizations

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Development, International Relations, or relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable.
  • Minimum 8 years of international development experience required; at least 3 years in a developing country a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience providing proposal development leadership in response to competitive USAID RFPs required. Experience with non-USAID and non-USG funding opportunities highly desirable.
  • Comprehensive experience developing technical applications in response to RFPs required; experience developing or supporting cost applications highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations, USAID ADS, and USG Cost Principles for non-profit organizations required.
  • Knowledge of common USAID contract types including IQCs, T&M, FFP, CR, and CPFF required.
  • Experience with adult learning, instructional design, and/or facilitation and training highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and livelihoods, water and sanitation, and/or health programming and the institutional funding landscape for those sectors a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and processes, leading cross disciplinary teams to produce complex applications under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
  • Strong analytical skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook,
  • Internet) required, experience with Access or other data base programs is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas as needed, up to 30% of job time.
  • Fluency in English required; working ability in French, Spanish or Arabic preferred.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

Physical Requirements/Environment:

· Normal conditions for an office environment

· Willingness and ability to travel overseas

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

EOE/M/F/D/V


How to apply:

Please visit our career page at: www.crs.org/about/careers

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United States of America: Director, Food Security and Contracts Unit (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:10
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 03 Oct 2014

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Background:

CRS’ Resource Acquisition Department provides strategic leadership and direct support to the agency’s cultivation of donor and partner relationships, strengthening of its competitive position, creation and pursuit of new funding opportunities, and leveraging of program results to enhance future competitiveness. As part of CRS’ global community of business development professionals, RAD has a broad mandate to lead strategy, build staff capacity, support the capture of new business, manage select institutional relationships, manage and generate business development information and knowledge systems, and monitor and exploit favorable trends in the international foreign aid landscape. The Food Security and Contracts Unit within RAD provides specialized business development expertise in two priority and high-potential revenue streams: public donor funded opportunities in the food security sector, and public donor contract mechanisms across multiple sectors.

Primary Function:

The primary function of this position is to provide global leadership for the expansion of CRS’ public donor funding portfolio in the food security sector and for the acquisition of USG contracts in several priority sectors. The position will supervise up to six business development specialists and will collaborate closely with country and regional staff (responsible for program development and implementation within CRS’ decentralized geographic management structure); other HQ Overseas Operations departments (responsible for promoting technical and operational excellence across program areas); and other divisions (including Human Resources, Finance, and CRS’ Marketing/Communications and Policy/Advocacy teams) to generate revenue and enhance CRS’ competitive position within the international development landscape.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead CRS’ revenue expansion in the food security sector. Advance resource mobilization, donor engagement, and positioning strategies within relevant signature program areas and high-potential country programs. Collaborate across teams to ensure that CRS’ food security programming is widely recognized externally and leveraged to influence our competitive position.
  • Lead the business development function of CRS’ Contract Readiness Strategy. Develop and oversee systems and staff capacities for opportunity identification, bid decision, competitive analysis, teaming, capture planning, and proposal development. Provide sound recommendations and decisions to guide CRS’ successful acquisition of contracts when appropriate to its mission, and to mitigate risk during opportunity identification and pursuit.
  • Contribute to CRS’ agency-wide strategic initiatives related to resource mobilization, including technical excellence, brand management, knowledge management and learning, and cross-sector engagement.
  • Develop or improve internal staff training resources, tools and business processes, and appropriate policies in conjunction with other teams to ensure CRS has strong capabilities across the business development cycle, with a particular focus on federal contract mechanisms.
  • Analyze and contribute to opportunity forecasts, donor engagement and capture strategies, bid performance and competitiveness; provide data and recommendations to inform senior management and executive decision-making.

Representation

· Represent CRS’ accomplishments and programs to appropriate personnel within institutional donor and high-level stakeholder bodies, in coordination with CRS’ field- and HQ-based operations, technical, and resource acquisition staff. Support the creation and growth of relationships with priority donor agencies as well as corporations, non-govermental organizations, and university partners.

· Lead or support the negotiation of teaming agreements with consortium partners, and the creation of non-traditional institutional partnerships.

· Contribute to CRS’ advocacy agendas related to procurement reform and foreign aid.

· Represent CRS’ resource mobilization, cross-sector engagement, and contract readiness strategies internally within the Overseas Operations division.

Proposal Development

  • Oversee opportunity tracking for strategic funding opportunities within the unit’s purview, including USAID (e.g. Title II development and emergency programs, Feed the Future RFAs and RFPs, Mission RFPs in other priority sectors), USDA (Food For Progress, Food For Education, and Local/Regional Purchase), UN World Food Program, and/or other priority donors as determined.
  • Manage the deployment of unit staff to support priority opportunities for positioning and proposal development, and support the mobilization of proposal teams that reflect CRS and industry standards.
  • Directly lead, co-lead, or serve as proposal team member or reviewer on highly strategic funding opportunities. Chairs and/or advises on critical bid decisions, key personnel recruitment, design validation and strategic growth planning.
  • Leads and/or advises other staff in negotiation of teaming arrangements, budgets, and proposal design elements with prime and sub consortium members, and represents CRS to those organizations to mitigate risk to the agency and position CRS competitively for public funding.
  • Steer collaboration with other HQ and overseas teams to develop capture plans, win themes, design content, capacity statements, past performance references, and cost strategies.

Supervision

· Supervise approximately six senior specialists and specialists in business development and pricing, with a job focus on food security funding opportunities and federal contract opportunities.

· Manage recruitment, performance planning, staff development, coaching and appraisals as well as distribution of work load across the team.

Agency-wide Competencies:

· Serves with Integrity

· Models Stewardship

· Develops Constructive Relationships

· Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Overseas Operations Leadership, Regional and Country Program staff; Resource Acquisition Department; Program Impact and Quality Assurance Department; Operational Excellence Department; US Operations Policy and Legislative Affairs team

External: Representatives of USG and non-USG public donors, appropriate UN agencies, implementing agencies including local government ministries, research and technical assistance organizations, and other influential actors in food security.

Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Development, International Relations, or relevant field required.

· At least ten years international development experience demonstrating progressive levels of responsibility, with at least four years work experience in developing countries.

· Working knowledge of food security programming required. Technical background in food security highly desirable.

· Recent experience leading or producing proposals in response to USAID Title II and other competitive USAID RFAs required. Experience with USAID RFPs, non-USAID and non-USG funding opportunities highly desirable.

· Familiarity with current relevant USAID procurement and implementation regulations, guidelines, procedures, and strategic priorities required. Comparable familiarity with USDA, WFP, or other relevant donors preferred.

· Excellent representation, speaking, and networking skills, with established networks in relevant professional areas.

· Demonstrated exceptional technical and non-technical writing ability in English.

· Strong analytical skills.

· Demonstrated team and strategy leadership skills: experience with and commitment to working in a matrixed team structure.

· Experience with adult learning, instructional design, and/or facilitation and training highly desirable.

· Fluency in English required; working ability in French or Spanish preferred

Physical Requirements/Environment: Normal conditions for an office environment. This position will require travel up to 30%.

Note:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of their application

EOE/M/F/D/V


How to apply:

Please visit our website at: www.crs.org/about/careers

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Fiji: RE-ADVERTISEMENT-Consultancy for Evaluation of the Reproductive Health Training Programme for the Pacific Region, Suva, Fiji, PSRO (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:05
Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: Fiji
Closing date: 05 Sep 2014

Consultancyfor Evaluation of the Reproductive Health

Training Programme for the Pacific Region

September - 30 November 2014

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Opening for Consultancy

Duty Station: Suva - Fiji

Deadline for applications: 5 September 2014

Duration of Period: One Month

Organization Unit UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office, Suva, Fiji

TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.Introduction

Following the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) as Cairo, Egypt in 1994, objectives and program actions have been developed to address the challenges amongst the various population, economic growth and sustainable development. The movement of population between and within national borders of countries both decreases and increases of birth rates in some locations leading to imbalance of population distribution in the various countries and also in the Pacific region. It also affects the economic transformation of the same. Widespread poverty is still a major challenge in many Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), for it exposes people to a risk environment as well as limits access to health care services including access to sexual and reproductive health services and family planning.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has made a strong commitment to supporting Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the implementation of the ICPD’s recommendations including to provide quality of services, particularly those of Sexual and Reproductive Health care to all populations. Equipping health care providers with best practice skills and knowledge are one of the key focus points within the strategy. It’s very important in addressing the human capacity constraints, equipping and to empower health care providers with the proper skills and knowledge to ensure they are able to manage their job requirements in an efficient and confident manner.

As per the UNFPA PSRO Multi-country Program Document (MCPD) for 2008 – 2012 covers 14 countries of the Pacific and the major outcome is” An Increased Utilisation of high quality, comprehensive Reproductive Health Information and services including comprehensive HIV prevention services, particularly for vulnerable groups including young people”.

The SHRM training programme is intended to contribute to Output 2 of the MCPD: “Strengthened institutional capacity to deliver high quality sexual and reproductive health services to the most vulnerable groups including young people”.

2.Context

In the Pacific region, training based on Reproductive Health for health care workers has been delivered to Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs) for a number of years. PICTs have received technical and financial support directly from the UNFPA as well as from other renowned sources.

The Reproductive Health Training Program (RHTP) was developed by FNU and UNFPA PSRO in 1999 in response to the lack of adequately trained personnel in the Pacific region to deal with life threatening situations in RH especially in the periphery and the lack of quality data and personnel adequately trained in research. To this end the RHTP was developed to supporting a sub-regional and country level training in the Management of Reproductive Health Programs; Essential and Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproductive Health and Midwifery.

The RHTP is therefore a UNFPA/FNU collaborated developed training program that is an in-service 17 weeks training program developed to meet this need. The previous training project was developed in 1995 for a Regional training Research Centre (RTRC) offered through short term courses Reproductive Health at the then Fiji School of Medicine. Over the last 13 years since 1999 the RHTP has evolved with changes in its curriculum and has now been renamed as SHRM Regional Training Programme.

This Sexual & Reproductive Health Management Training Programme (SRHMTP) UNFPA had put substantial amount (estimated amount of $320 K (USD) of fund to support the regional training courses that were held at FNU-FSMed Suva Campus.

Due to the demands from countries, the training course has evolved over the years where target groups were mainly nurses and clinicians and the number of participants fluctuated between 16-20 annually. Their feedback on the course has assisted in strengthening the delivery and specific components as time evolved as well as the objectives of the training.

The student evaluation of the training program is primarily performed at the end of each training course. It’s essential that this evaluation looks at the effectiveness and impact of the overall training program, which has been delivered in the Pacific region over the last 15 years. It will provide the institutions greater understanding and knowledge on how well the training has reached its target audience. This evaluation information will allow the technical agencies particularly UNFPA, donors as well as other implementing partners to comprehend the impact of the training activities, control over the provision of training and provide more effective input into future training plans as well as allowing countries to nominate the best suitable candidates.

PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION:

The purpose of the evaluation is to enable a decision on continued funding of the program and provide information on changes required on the program approach

The purpose of this evaluation is to:

  1. Improve the design, delivery and performance of the SHRM program offered through FNU.
  2. To make an overall judgment about the effectiveness of the SHRM Training programme to ensure accountability at country level.
  3. To generate knowledge about good practices regarding the SHRM Training Programme. The evaluation therefore is both a formative and summative evaluation of the SHRM Training Programme.

OBJECTIVE OF THE EVALUATION:

More specifically the scope and focus of the evaluation would be to:

DESIGN OF THE SHRM TRAINING PROGRAMMETo comment on how well the theory of change (TOC) is articulated in the design of the training program and its alignment in meeting the specific RH needs of the Pacific region (14 countries) as per the MCPD 6

  1. To provide a comprehensive assessment of the extent benefits and nature of the Sexual & Reproductive Health Management (SRHM) Training Programme
  2. To provide overall assessment of the training materials and to assess whether the content of the training program contributes to learning and if it is feasible to apply in the practical field

PERFORMANCE OF THE SHRM PROGRAMME

  1. To identify the program’s strength and weaknesses as per the performance evaluation questions attached on Annex 1 and comment on Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Sustainability, Causality, Un-anticipated results and alternative strategies of the SHRM program
  2. To make recommendations to help support future decisions about when and how the UNFPA should support training of national stakeholders
  3. To analyze how the training has contributed to the respective countries’ RH programme in general.

3.Scope of Evaluation

Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA, the consultant is required to carry out the duties of the assignment within the indicated frame work below.

He/she is required to travel to conduct assessment, interview with key people in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

The standard of evaluation should link to the UNFPA guidance document on Planning and Implementing an Essential Package of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, Human Rights-Based Approach to programming, Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health, and the UNFPA Reproductive Health Toolkit. The evaluation should be also measured on how well the training course achieves the core competencies for Sexual Reproductive Health in Primary health care setting; analysis by focus areas (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability), and analysis of the strategic position (strategic alignment, responsiveness, and add value).


How to apply:

Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History (P.11) form, together with updated Curriculum Vitae and financial proposal. Applications without completed P.11 form will not be considered. The P.11 form as well as a complete Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the office web sitehttp://pacific.unfpa.organd application emailed tovacanciespsro@unfpa.org.

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Iraq: INSO Iraq-Director (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:01
Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in violent or insecure contexts. INSO Iraq aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs operating within the Iraq context.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as the INSO Director who will based in the region and will have countrywide responsibilities and oversight. The Director provides the strategic and management framework within which INSO activities take place providing leadership, guidance and oversight to all aspects of the organization. They will be an experienced and committed humanitarian leader with an exemplary understanding of the country; strong intellectual and analytical capacities; excellent diplomacy and networking skills and will be an articulate and confident communicator. The post will suit an individual at the NGO Country Director level who possesses significant motivation to develop and lead a new initiative. This position is being offered on a 1 year (renewable) term with an anticipated starting date of the 1st of October 2014.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Maintain the physical, legal and administrative presence of INSO in the country including liaison with, and reporting to, all relevant national authorities.
  2. To maintain the Advisory Board and integrate its recommendations into the program.
  3. In close co-operation with that Board, to lead the development, implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the required INSO services countrywide.
  4. In close cooperation with the Board, to monitor and review service quality, relevance and value and where necessary to undertake the amendment, removal or addition of services.
  5. To oversee and coordinate all staff and resources in the delivery of all mandated services including 24/7 flash reporting, analysis, meetings, orientations etc.
  6. To maintain a status as a recognized ‘country expert’ in order to be able to provide the highest level of strategic analysis, advice and information to beneficiaries.
  7. To lead all aspects of grant management including annual funding strategy, proposals, reports, budget management, forecasts and maintaining contractual compliance in all areas at all times.
  8. To oversee the recruitment, orientation, management and professional development of all INSO Syria employees.
  9. To ensure the application all INSO global policy in both administrative and operational areas including HR, Finance, Logistics, Security and Service Delivery Standards.
  10. To provide high level representation and liaison for INSO towards all third parties such as NGOs, UN, Government, Embassies, Media or any other actor.
  11. To actively manage the public perception of INSO in order to establish and maintain recognition of its mandate for independence, impartiality and neutrality.

Mandatory Requirements:

This is a high profile, dynamic and multi-faceted post and will become a key node in the humanitarian architecture of the Syrian context. Only those applicants that fulfill all of the minimum requirements will be considered.

  1. Exemplary command of the English language (written and spoken).
  2. Masters level education in a relevant field (please specify).
  3. Minimum of one (1) full year in NGO management at CD or DD level (or equivalent) anywhere.
  4. Minimum two (2) recent years of experience related to the Iraq context and demonstrable familiarity with both the security dynamics of that context and of the INSO mandate and services.
  5. Minimum of five (5) years in post conflict/emergency environments in the humanitarian sector.
  6. Donor/contract management experience (must incl. DFID, OFDA & ECHO) & policy knowledge.
  7. Solid and up to date understanding NGO security principles and practices.
  8. Outgoing and confidant personality.
  9. Excellent networking and diplomacy skills.

Preferred Characteristics:

The following are not required but will give applicants an advantage over others. Please specify in your cover letter.

  1. Experience in a high visibility inter-agency role.
  2. Existing (relevant) local information networks and contacts.
  3. Local language ability.
  4. Advanced political, social or historical knowledge of the country.

How to apply:

Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org no later than 17:00GMT on the 30th of September 2014 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Director-Iraq’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (5 page maximum).
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English which demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum ).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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Iraq: INSO Iraq-Safety Advisor (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:53
Organization: International NGO Safety Organisation
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts. INSO Iraq aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs operating throughout the country.

We are now seeking 2 experienced individuals to join our team as Safety Advisors (SA) who will based in Erbil. The Safety Advisor leads the delivery of INSO’s core support services in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong technical security background with an appreciation and understanding of NGO principles and approaches. This Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1 year (renewable) term with an anticipated starting date of the 1st of October 2014.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Establish and maintain an active information source network which includes, but is not limited to, NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant information.
  2. Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  3. Write comprehensive bi-weekly reports on the provincial and regional security context as it relates to NGOs, generate weekly regional incident listings, and produce daily flash alerts (as required).
  4. Facilitate weekly NGO security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  5. Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in evacuation planning.
  6. Manage a small operational team within the regional office including supervising national staff and oversight of some local logistics and administration.
  7. Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.

Mandatory Requirements: (Applicants MUST have all these)

  1. Exemplary command of the English language (written and spoken).
  2. Graduate level education (BA/BSc or equivalent military college) in a relevant field.
  3. Minimum 2 years of experience working in an insecure/post conflict environment.
  4. Proven writing and analytical skills (sample requested).
  5. Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  6. Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts.
  7. Understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.

Preferred Characteristics: (Applicants SHOULD have 1 or more of these)

  1. One or more years of experience within, or related to, the Iraq context (in any capacity).
  2. Employment history that reflects experience in both the security and civilian fields.
  3. Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  4. Existing information networks and local language skills.
  5. Experience in staff capacity development and training.
  6. Formal training qualifications (HEAT, K&R, Personal Security, etc.).

How to apply:

Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org no later than 17:00GMT on the 30th of September 2014 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor-Iraq’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (5 page maximum).
  • One relevant and substantive writing sample in English which demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

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Afghanistan: National Research Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sun, 2014-08-31 05:18
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 25 Sep 2014

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of National Research Specialistat its National Program Office Kabul.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will take a lead role in providing technical guidance in Research to the Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Unit. He/She will be responsible for designing and implementing multisectoral research studies (Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Method) – particularly impact and evaluation studies for AKF Afghanistan as well asstrengthening staff capacity and promoting a culture of research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversight and management of research and evaluation studies at AKF Afghanistan
  2. Design and implement multisectoral quantitative, qualitative and mixed method studies to assess programme interventions at AKF Afghanistan
  3. Provide technical leadership in the design of high level outcome and impact assessment studies, data analysis, report preparation and dissemination of findings
  4. Identify and apply appropriate research and evaluation procedures and methods to ensure that evaluations are credible and meet professional standards
  5. Contribute to documenting best practices and lessons learned, promote the utilisation of research/evaluation results for a variety of internal purposes such as program development, reviews and preparation of funding proposals
  6. Author or co-author technical publications, briefs and reports, and participate in disseminating results to AKF stakeholders
  7. Develop the capacity of staff in conducting research particularly evaluation and impact studies
  8. Assist the Director in managing full and part-time staff
  9. Assist with the development of a robust knowledge management system for the MERL Unit
  10. Participate and contribute to preparation of work plans and budgets
  11. Assist programs in designing grant proposals
  12. Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion for to promote dialogue with stakeholders on research studies conducted
  13. Review research and evaluation reports for quality control purposes

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of Masters Degree in Social Sciences with a research intensive focus
  • Minimum of 5 years experience implementing research, monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral programmes particularly designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies, statistical analysis, case studies, and participatory methods
  • At least 3 years experience working as a Research/Evaluation specialist or technical advisor
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in a large international organization in a developing country implementing multidisciplinary research
  • Willingness to travel widely in rural Afghanistan and interact with different stakeholders
  • Excellent command of English, demonstrated ability to prepare high quality research/evaluation reports tailored to NGO audiences. Fluency in Dari/Pashto is an added advantage
  • Excellent command of either SPSS/STATA/NVivivo/ Atlas Ti or other similar statistical software. Experience/ knowledge of MS Access and other database programs would be an asset.
  • Proactive, able to adjust quickly to the demands and context specific to the country, creative, proven ability to work in a team, systematic, organized, structured, analytical, very good attention to detail, focused, familiar in working long hours both at the field level and office setting, excellent communication skills (oral and written).

How to apply:

Applications:

Applicants meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a cover letter along with their CV on below given address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

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Liberia: Emergency Psychosocial Coordinator 14-693 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:50
Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND
International Medical Corps is deploying an emergency response team (ERT) to assess the country after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak starting in May 2014. The ERT will assess the provision of direct clinical care. The ERT will expand the current activities including: health education, health awareness, surveillance and contact tracing support.

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

  • Conduct/participate in psychosocial needs assessments consistent with IASC (2013) and WHO/UNHCR (2012) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Needs Assessment Guidelines.
  • Participate in and contribute to MHPSS interagency coordination groups and actively work with and coordinate with other local an international agencies and organizations engaged in general and ebola-related MHPSS programming and services.
  • Strengthen links and referral mechanisms for mental health and psychosocial support services and activities
  • Develop strategy and mechanisms to integrate psychosocial considerations and components into IMCs ebola response programming consistent with IASC guidelines of mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and with global guidelines on ebola
  • Train service provider staff in key aspects of psychosocial support including WHO Psychological First Aid (PFA) guidelines adapted to the ebola response
  • Train and supervise relevant local staff (e.g. psychosocial officers) in basic psychosocial support (e.g. community outreach, facility based support) for people affected by ebola and their families
  • Provide staff self-care workshops and individual sessions and work with the IMC country and HQ teams to improve staff well-being and support
  • Assist with the development and design of proposals, tracking of activities and reporting in coordination with the Technical Unit MHPSS Advisor
  • Assist in hiring national MHPSS staff

Skills & Requirements:

  • The qualified candidate will have relevant educational qualifications such as a degree in social work, counseling or psychology (MA or PhD) with 3+ years working experience
  • Previous NGO experience required
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and frustration
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources

How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx, noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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Liberia: Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) Charge Nurse 14-694 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:46
Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND
International Medical Corps is deploying an emergency response team (ERT) to assess the country after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak starting in May 2014. The ERT will assess the provision of direct clinical care. The ERT will expand the current activities including: health education, health awareness, surveillance and contact tracing support.

POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Objective Of The Post:
The ETC charge nurse coordinates and manages the nursing staff. S/he ensures that proper care is provided to the patients and that the care corresponds to the doctor’s orders. S/he also ensure that all activities in the wards are carried out safely.

In collaboration and liaison with other senior IMC staff (WASH Coordinator, Site Engineer, Logistics Manager, and HR Manager) and the Medical Coordinator in the center, s/he is responsible to ensure that the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures and protocols including the correct use of personal protective equipment are respected and adhered to.
S/he is responsible for the induction and training of nursing staff on the infection prevention and control protocols and procedures.

Technical Support

  • The ETC Charge Nurse should be aware of the risks involved in working in the ETC.
  • Coordinate with the ETC Medical Coordinator
  • Supervise nursing staff and ensure safe compassionate nursing care is provided
  • She should ensure that sufficient protective equipment and materials are available in the dressing rooms
  • Order protective equipment and materials when required
  • Ensure that protective gear is used properly, and that safety protocols and infection control measures are followed
  • Monitor the consumption of drugs and order as necessary
  • Organize orders of other requirements
  • Supervise nurses and monitor adherence to case management and IPC protocols and correct use of PPE
  • Ensure nurses are properly collecting and recording data for each patient.

Training / Capacity Building

  • Supervise training of new nurses, and closely monitor and supervise their activities until able to work independently
  • Enforce the buddy system for all nurses and doctors entering the ETC

Human Resource Management

  • Responsible for notifying the ETC Medical Coordinator about any problems with nursing staff and compliance with protocols.
  • Prepare duty roster for nurses
  • Organize staff handovers between each shift
  • Monitor the wellbeing of nurses and other staff and immediately report any issues to the ETC Medical Coordinator

Coordination

  • Coordinate with other senior IMC staff members (WASH Coordinator, Site Engineer, Logistics Manager, HR Manager) in the center to ensure the smooth running of the treatment center
  • Work with other senior colleagues to establish corrective measures when / if problems arise.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum of nursing degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource-limited environment.
  • Post-graduate qualification in infectious / tropical diseases is a plus
  • Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases.
  • Previous NGO experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written in English.
  • Will have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently in difficult environment.
  • Extremely flexible, willing to take on other duties / tasks and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.Other Relevant Information (if applicable):Accountable to:
  • The Charge Nurse is accountable to the ETC Medical Coordinator or the designated person.
  • Willing to take on other duties and tasks as directed by ETC Medical Coordinator or the Country Director.
  • Working hours: On call 24 hours per day.

How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx, noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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Liberia: Ebola Treatment Center Medical Coordinator 14-667 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:43
Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 27 Sep 2014

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND
International Medical Corps is deploying an emergency response team (ERT) to assess the country after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak starting in May 2014. The ERT will assess the provision of direct clinical care. The ERT will expand the current activities including: health education, health awareness, surveillance and contact tracing support.

Objective Of The Post:
The ETC medical coordinator is responsible for managing the ETC, and overseeing all medical related activities in the centre. S/he must follow up on activities and procedures in the wards, including admission and discharge of patients, the evolution of the patients, staff issues, and any problems that may arise. S/he is also responsible for supervising the doctors and clinical officers.

In collaboration and liaison with other senior IMC staff (WASH Coordinator, Site Engineer, Logistics Manager, and HR Manager) in the centre s/he is responsible to ensure that the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures and protocols including the correct use of personal protective equipment are respected and adhered to.
S/he is responsible for the induction and training of (medical) staff on the infections prevention and control protocols and procedures.
Responsibilities:

Technical Support

• The ETC MedCo should be aware of the risks involved in working in the ETC.
S/he should establish IPC procedures and protocols and ensure all (medical) are trained on them. .
• Supervise and monitor adherence to IPC protocols and correct use of PPE .
Manage and provide support to all medical activities in the treatment center.
• Establish, manage and ensure proper patients records and data collection system is in place
• Visits the treatment wards or communicates with the Doctor on Duty at least twice a day.
• Give daily updates of the situation in the centre to the IMC Country Medical Director (CMD)

Training / Capacity Building

• Train staff on IPC and the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Train doctors, clinical officers and nurses on the treatment protocols for ebola patients
• Liaise with other senior IMC staff members (WASH Coordinator, Site Engineer, Logistics Manager, HR Manager) in the centre to train non-medical staff on IPC and PPE procedures and protocols.

Human Resource Management

• Organizes and chairs a weekly meeting with the medical and non-medical staff working in the treatment unit to take stock of how things are going and implement corrective measures accordingly.
• Responsible for forwarding relevant problems and issues arising from the weekly meeting to the IMC Country Medical Director.
• Prepares duty roster for doctors and clinical officers in liaison with the Head Nurse.
• Monitors the wellbeing of staff and immediately report any issues to the IMC Country Medical Director

Coordination

• Coordinate with other senior IMC staff members (WASH Coordinator, Site Engineer, Logistics Manager, HR Manager) in the centre to ensure the smooth running of the treatment centre
• Work with other senior colleagues to establish corrective measures when / if problems arise.

Skills & Requirements:
• Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource-limited environment.
Post-graduate qualification in infectious / tropical diseases is a plus
• Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases.
• Previous NGO experience.
• Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written in English.
• Will have excellent self-motivation skills.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently in difficult environment.
• Extremely flexible, willing to take on other duties / tasks and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.


How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Gender Advisor, Feed the Future Tanzania (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-08-30 17:26
Organization: Gender Resources Inc.
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2014

ABOUT GENDER RESOURCES:

GRI advances gender equality and women’s empowerment so that all people – women, men, boys, and girls – have equal abilities and opportunities to lead more fulfilling lives. We utilize innovative practices in adult education, communication technology, and results-based program management to achieve programs with tangible impacts for real people. Incorporated in 2012, GRI is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) based in San Francisco, California.

JOB SUMMARY:

GRI is currently seeking a Senior Gender Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Program in Tanzania. The Advisor will have overall accountability to ensure strategic development, delivery of project results, and client satisfaction for women’s agricultural development project components. Periodic overnight travel will be required.

This position in contingent on funding.

Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Oversee strategic development and program deliverables for gender and women’s programs

· Monitor budgets, grants and expenditures

· Serve as primary point of contact (POC) for gender

· Recruit and oversee international consultants and local national staff

· Maintain collaborative relationships with project staff

· Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual reports, work-plans, and success stories as required by client and GRI

· Travel to field to ensure successful delivery of program results

· Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Masters in agriculture, rural development, economic development, or similar required.

· Ten (10) years experience developing and managing agricultural and rural development programs for women; fifteen (15) years preferred.

· Additional experience with food security, nutrition, climate change, access to rural finance, and agribusiness development preferred.

· Prior experience in Tanzania required.

· Prior management experience preferred.

· Fluency in English required.

· Prior experience working on USAID programs preferred.

· Excellent management and administrative skills.

· High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders and policy makers

· Self-motivated and well organized.

· Ability to work collaboratively, supportively, and respectfully with others.

· Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

· Flexibility and willingness to travel to difficult environments to complete program assignments.

· Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply.


How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV (in English) to jobs@genderresources.com. Please include “Tanzania Feed the Future”in the subject line.

Pay is commensurate with position and experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. GRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, or pregnancy.

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Programme Officer (Open to Mozambican Nationals Only) - Maputo (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-08-30 04:41
Application Deadline: 12 September 2014
Post Level: SB-5
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United States of America: Health Technical Advisor (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 21:52
Organization: American Refugee Committee International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Sep 2014

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Health Technical Advisor (HTA) serves as a member of ARC's Technical Team and is stationed at ARC HQ in Minneapolis. Under the guidance of the PDQ Senior Manager, the HTA provides timely, relevant and substantive technical guidance and support to ensure the effective development and implementation of quality health programs, based on best practices and responsive to the major health burdens affecting targeted countries/populations. The HTA consults with health teams in designated country programs and provides technical guidance and support for effective management of comprehensive and integrated health programs, including new initiatives and proposal development.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Technical Team works closely with ARC country programs, Program Development and Regional Management teams in supporting under-resourced communities and populations displaced by conflict or natural disasters to recover, rebuild and build healthy, productive lives. ARC focuses on ensuring quality and delivering results in Health, Nutrition, Protection/GBV, WASH/Shelters, Economic Opportunities and Emergency Response.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Assistance (40%)

  • Technically support health team project leads and focal points in the health assessment, design, planning, ongoing implementation and monitoring of ARC’s current and new global/multi-country health projects.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to ARC field staff, including: program design, planning, reporting and training activities related to Primary Health Care, Nutrition, MCH, SBC, Communicable diseases, Procurement and supply chain management, M&E. Strengthen technical assistance and support to the field through regular touch-in calls, email exchange and field visits, as requested and planned.
  • Work with country programs to develop sector specific strategies and assist country teams to design technically sound log frames and work plans to guide sector strategies.
  • Disseminate and assist Country Programs to adopt best practices on comprehensive health programs and help develop pilot projects for testing new and innovative programming.
  • Review and provide technical input on reports and other documents as needed (internal program reports and donor reports).

Strategic Development (30%)

  • Work closely with Program Development Associates and country program teams to manage proposal renewals and new business development, including technical reviews and inputs for health and nutrition components of proposals.
  • Work with ARC country programs to produce accurate and high-quality project proposals and reports; coordinate and lead proposal development and submission process as needed.
  • Work closely with ARC HQ and ARC country offices and programs and facilitate the implementation and integration of global health activities within country program initiatives.
  • Work with non-traditional donors to raise awareness of ARC’s work and expand ARC’s outreach.
  • Participate in global and regional health-related international initiatives to represent ARC and promote ARC initiatives and partnership opportunities. .
  • Work on strengthening relationship-building, exploring potential collaborations and promoting integration to enhance ARC’s Primary Health Care and Nutrition Programming. One new focus is on the expansion of artemisinin resistance containment programming.
  • Work with other Health and sectoral Technical Advisors, Senior Manager of Program Development and Quality and senior country program staff to identify and secure health specific funding opportunities including institutional donors, research grants and alternative funding streams (e.g. private donors).

Management and Supervision (15%)

  • Act as focal point for designated health initiatives, working with main donors, providing TA and M&E support.
  • Maintain regular communication with key health donors and provide technical support to ARC’s health field sites to ensure that program objectives and reporting requirements are met.
  • Work closely with field team to ensure progress is made against key indicators and discuss program improvements necessary to achieve objectives. Provide assistance to health team project leads with monitoring of centrally-funded health budgets.
  • Assist with development of standard job descriptions for international/national health positions and conduct/delegate health employee orientations; conduct HQ interviews with new program staff, interns and consultants as needed.

Quality Control (15%)

  • Commission and undertake regular technical review visits to health program sites in the field and support country program adherence to global best practices.
  • Provide initial technical approval of program proposals, reports, specialist ToRs, evaluation and survey methodologies. (Final approval will be by the Senior Manager of Program Development and Quality.)
  • Stay abreast of state of the art developments in quality standards and innovations relative to health programming, including donor strategies and guidelines, and ensure timely circulation of information and documentation to country programs.
  • Contribute to the analysis and documentation of lessons learned from ARC Health programs.
  • Ensure lesson learning is incorporated into relevant program plans and technical policy guidance.
  • Ensure adherence to international and ARC agreed health policy and standards within each country program.

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Masters in Public Health or related degree; clinical background a plus.
  • 5 years of experience working with a humanitarian relief and development organization in related health programs.
  • 3 years direct field experience at country level preferred.
  • 2 years of experience with malaria control and prevention programming a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and proposal development.
  • Significant proven experience of managing technical health teams at country level and supporting health programs through distance management.

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

  • Experience with relief and development NGOs
  • Superior writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Team player, self-motivated, can-do attitude, willingness to be flexible and take the initiative on tasks that may fall outside of regular responsibilities.
  • Training facilitation experience a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in several of the following areas: Malaria, TB, HIV, PHC, Nutrition, M&E, program planning and implementation; gender sensitive approaches; training; participatory methodologies; research and evaluation.
  • Approximately 33% travel required.

How to apply:

Click here to apply

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Zambia: Proposal - Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director, Social and Behavior Change Communications - Zambia (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:32
Organization: University Research Co.
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 31 Oct 2014

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

Roles and Responsibilities:

DCOP shall directly assist Chief of Party in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of health communication interventions. S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive health communication interventions, and related capacity strengthening. S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and established professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

Specifically the DCOP must have:

· Master’s Degree in public health, or a related field, with specific emphasis on health communication, promotion and/or education;

· Minimum eight (8) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility in:

o Designing, managing and implementing complex, large scale SBCC programs in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners;

o Demonstrated experience in building capacity in SBCC programming with the public sector, civil society, and private sector.

· Demonstrated management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.

“Contingent on Contract Award”


How to apply:

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.

You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated.Also, please complete your application form and attach a completedUSAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is an E-Verify Employer

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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Zambia: Proposal - Chief of Party - Zambia (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:30
Organization: University Research Co.
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 31 Oct 2014

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The COP shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the program. Required: an appropriate balance of technical, managerial and interpersonal skills and experience; deep understanding of HSCP program goals and objectives; and ability to articulate the strategic vision for the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

Specifically the COP must have:

· A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field

· Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the fields of SBCC, health communication, and/or health promotion;

· Demonstrated leadership skills in interacting and working collaboratively with other donors, international organizations, and host country institutions/agencies including central and local government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations;

· Documented experience in providing a high level of technical assistance in SBCC for health and nutrition programs, along with understanding of cross-cutting elements like gender, youth programs, use of data for decision-making, mass media and community level BCC activities as well as IPC;

· Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills;

· Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility, including relevant supervisory experience of professional staff;

* Zambian nationals highly encouraged to apply.

“Contingent on Contract Award”


How to apply:

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.

You must attach your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated.Also, please complete your application form and attach a completedUSAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is an E-Verify Employer

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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Ecuador: PROMOTOR/A COMUNITARIO/A (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:26
Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service
Country: Ecuador
Closing date: 04 Sep 2014

Perfil requerido

Personas refugiadas, o ecuatorianas que cumplan con las siguientes condiciones:

  • Que conozca a cabalidad los barrios donde laborará.
  • Con experiencia en Gestión comunitaria, trabajo social o promoción comunitaria
  • Que no tenga ninguna relación con partidos o movimientos políticos.
  • Que tenga disponibilidad de laborar tiempo completo.
  • Necesario que tenga conocimientos sobre sistemas de computación/estadística (ej. Excel).
  • Estudios o experiencia en Gestión Social/Trabajo Social Comunitario/ Psicología Social.

Objetivo Principal de la posición:

El/la “Promotor/a Comunitario/a” será responsable de implementar un proyecto de identificación de Población en Necesidad de Protección Internacional, en determinados sectores de la ciudad de que corresponda. La Metodología y ética de trabajo está determinada en los lineamientos de la institución (SJR) y los acuerdos con ACNUR para el contexto, el objetivo general será garantizar el alcance comunitario con la Población en Necesidad de Protección Internacional.

Tareas específicas:

  • Conoce y se apropia de la Visión, Misión y los Valores Fundamentales, así como del Código de Conducta de la Organización.
  • Coordinar de manera conjunta con otros socios estratégicos en la comunidad las acciones comunitarias en los diferentes sectores donde se desarrolla el proyecto.
  • Facilitar procesos de fortalecimiento y acompañamiento de las acciones emprendidas con colectivos sociales e institucionales en la localidad.
  • Diseñar, coordinar y ejecutar actividades comunitarias que fomenten la integración de la PNPI y población local de acogida en los diferentes sectores de trabajo enfocado en el acceso a derechos (talleres, eventos, actividades sociales de participación comunitaria).
  • Brindar atención a PNPI e información sobre acceso a servicios, rutas de protección social y servicios de las demás organizaciones socias.
  • Realizar remisión a las diversas áreas de trabajo de los socios locales e instituciones de servicio público.
  • Coordinar con las Promotoras Comunitarias de HIAS los acompañamientos sociales en las áreas de educación y salud.
  • Realizar identificación de necesidades específicas y criterios de RST en análisis conjunto con el equipo del SJR de Guayaquil.
  • Realizar visitas domiciliarias para elaborar entrevistas especializadas de acuerdo a la NE identificadas en supervisión con SJR Guayaquil.
  • Realizar actividades de sensibilización en los centros educativos y comunidades.
  • Crear y fortalecer el mapeo de los actores barriales relevantes en el trabajo con PNPI y socializar con los socios locales.
  • Realizar enlaces con instituciones públicas o privadas en los sectores o distritos que permitan el libre acceso de PNPI a sus servicios.
  • Participar en reuniones semanales de equipo y otras áreas de coordinación inter-institucional.
  • Elaborar informes y reportes mensuales de las actividades realizadas.
  • Elaborar reportes estadísticos mensuales, semestrales y anuales de los indicadores de atención.
  • Elaborar en conjunto con el equipo del SJR de Guayaquil, los planes operativos anuales del trabajo en su área.
  • Otras funciones que sean delegadas por la responsable local o coordinación regional

Nota: SJR se reserva el derecho de realizar ajustes al presente, notificando de las mismas a los funcionarios interesados


How to apply:

Enviar currículum por correo electrónico a: administracion@sjr.org.ec con el asunto "Promotor comunitario Guayaquil"

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United States of America: Publications & Research Intern (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:13
Organization: Freedom House
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Publications and Research Intern

Location: New York, NY

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to become involved with diverse activities associated with the research and production of two main annual surveys produced in the New York office: Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. Assigned duties will depend on the particular prior experiences and skills of the intern. This position is based in New York and reports to the Vice President for Research. This is an unpaid internship that will last approximately 24 weeks.

Desired Qualifications

  • Intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and able to receive academic credit orfulfill an academic requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Master’s degree, or graduate school experience may be necessary for the level of research needed
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience conducting Internet research through search engines such as LexisNexis
  • Background or interest in international affairs and human rights
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Strong ability to ask questions, learn, and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct Internet research on topics relevant to Freedom House publications
  • Prepare summaries of materials gathered through research
  • Proofread and edit documents for relevance and accuracy
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials
  • Assist with other administrative activities such as data entry and mailings
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer:
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

Qualified and Interested Applicants

We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application. Please upload a resume AND cover letter as separate attachments.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

EOE M/F/D/V


How to apply:

We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter to:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FREEHOUS&cw...

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United States of America: Communications Analyst (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:08
Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Communications Analyst

Office of Science and Technology, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/OST)

Application Deadline:Open until filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

*The recruitment for this career ladder position will start at the GS 9 grade with promotion potential to a GS 11 grade. Exceptional performance at the GS 9 and the ability to show potential at the GS 11 must be shown during the candidate’s one year performance review in order for the approval of the graduation from the GS 9 grade level to the GS 11 grade level.

The GS9 position is a non-exempt position and the GS 11 position is an exempt position.

Duties for a GS 9/11 will be separated by a “/”. As an example “assist/manages” signifies for a GS 9 the duty would be to “assist” whereas for a GS 11 the duty would be to “manage.” These shifts in duties will be signified in red.*

USAID’s Office of Science and Technology is seeking a Communications Analyst to design and implement a range of communications strategies intended to promote OST’s programs and activities to a variety of audiences.

The Office of Science and Technology (OST), an independent office reporting to the USAID Administrator, aims to transform USAID into a global leader in development by pioneering and scaling evidence-driven products and approaches that utilize science and technology to address development challenges. The goals of the OST are to: 1. Advance revolutionary, multi-disciplinary applied research; 2. Accelerate global understanding of complex development problems through data and analytics; and, 3. Source, select, incubate, and scale transformative products and processes/approaches to improve the efficacy of development practices and reduce costs. The OST is one of the pillars of the USAID Forward reform agenda.

The Communications Analyst is an integral part of the communications team, working with the Senior Communications Leadership, various programs in OST. The work of this position is essential to ensure consistent information coming from the Office of Science and Technology. The Analyst will serve as the lead on particular OST programs and will be responsible for implementing and contributing to the design and execution of the Office’s communications strategy. The individual must be able to handle several tasks simultaneously, work quickly to meet competing deadlines, develop a solid understanding of Agency policy and guidelines, incorporate practices and procedures and develop a thorough understanding of the President’s Initiative goals and initiatives. The individual must also gain a clear understanding of the role of the Senior Advisor for Communications and be prepared to serve as a primary backstop in his/her absence.

Background:

The Communications Analyst will be fully integrated into the OST team and work closely with partner bureaus and offices throughout the Agency as well as with contractor and sub-contractor partners that will be responsible for key communication deliverables. She/he will facilitate the development and implementation of an internal and external strategic communications strategy and implementation plan for each GCD. The communications tactics for each competition and prize will include supporting a series of events, launches, partner engagements and maintaining a robust, content rich online presence through a combination of blogs, reports, data publication, online community building, case studies, articles, newsletters, infographics, videos, social media etc. as well as hard copy marketing collateral that promotes the GCD innovations.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist/manage OST’s online communications activities and proactively identify/develop opportunities to promote technical programs through websites and traditional/social media

o Assist/Manage internal and external websites, and serve as the primary point of contact for OST during the Agency web redesign process. Identify opportunities to promote products, announcements and key deliverables

o Generate new content/stories for IMPACT blog, Frontlines and other internal and external editorial channels, including various newsletters. Liaise with key technical and communications staff in OST, across the Bureau and throughout the Agency as well as at partner organizations to coordinate efforts

o Coordinate media team for events/announcements including implementation of strategy, pitch development, and wrap up reports

o Assist/Manage social media, including updates to relevant Facebook and Twitter, and identify ways to generate leads. Work closely with contractors on web and social media maintenance and upkeep

· Creatively assist/creatively guide the production of a suite of high quality, timely multimedia deliverables; manage relationships, contracts and deliverables, as required.

· Assist/Manage the design, maintenance, content creation, and hosting of the website.

· Help manage members/manage members of the OST team to plan events, host speakers, and generate online and print content.

· Assist with the/Manage the implementation of communications activities around major events, conferences and relevant observance days

· Help Lead/Lead team in assisting in editorial and knowledge management activities, including developing press releases, fact sheets, Q&As, op-eds, speeches/remarks and other collateral. Work closely with implementing partners to collect success stories and other materials that support USAID’s work

· Assist with the/Manage internal and external communication requests for information, including scheduling requests, briefers, action memos and notes to the field

· Contributes to building/builds the OST brand by developing internal and external key messages, and marketing content for each communications product under the brand. Develop outreach and marketing tactics to reach partners, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, other key audiences in the S&T community, and the general public.

Other Duties:

· Develop and sustain robust communities of practice around each OST’s activities.

· Initiate, strengthen, and maintain communications with USAID missions and other Agency Bureaus (both regional and technical) for each activity.

· Identify, cultivate and manage key relationships media contacts to provide external visibility for the programs within the international media market.

· Draft articles, case studies and reports and other marketing collateral that promote the GCD brand and celebrate the OST sourced innovations (Some of these efforts will involve packaging existing information (USAID-produced or otherwise), while others will require new content generation).

· Identify and key external activities relevant to OST (i.e. external conferences, seminars, online events and symposiums focused on science and technology for development).

· Support the Senior Advisor for Communications in cultivating relationships with external partners, LPA and USG communications counterparts to share information, cross-promote and collaborate on strategic efforts

· Attend weekly Agency communications meetings, sere as key member, and collaborate on Bureau-wide activities

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER

EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

  • The position requires a college degree in related field. BA in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations and/or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into a team.

· Minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in communications/public affairs capacity, preferably working in developing countries with demonstrated expertise in communications as it applies to health. Some PR agency experience a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with concrete experience in strategic communications strategy design and execution.
  • Knowledge and experience in overseeing the design and management of websites.
  • Experience in developing and managing online campaigns and social media strategies.
  • Previous experience in effectively addressing organizational objectives and strategic messaging through public outreach campaigns.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience in employing traditional, digital and social media as an outreach and marketing vehicle.
  • Experience in web site design, management, and/or content development.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, multi-client environment.
  • Interest and/or experience in international development and experience working with USAID or on USAID projects is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationship with media outlets and contacts.

· General knowledge and interest in global development issues including health, as well as interest in working for USG/public sector

· Demonstrated ability in communications program implementation and execution

· Proven record of excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to navigate within a large, complex federal agency to meet goals.

· Strong writing and editing skills

· Willingness to travel internationally (up to 20% of time)

· US Citizenship required

· Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


How to apply:

Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com.

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United States of America: Health Information Systems/Health Management Information Systems Advisor (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:06
Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAPWorld Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title:Health Information Systems/Health Management Information Systems Advisor

Office of HIV/AIDS/SPER, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/OHA)

Application Deadline:Open until filled

INTRODUCTION:

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) calls for immediate, comprehensive and evidence-based action to turn the tide of global HIV/AIDS. Numerous agencies are tasked with implementing programs to address this commitment. USG participating agencies develop, implement, monitor and support programs in resource-constrained countries to deal with this pandemic.

Health information systems (HIS)/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) activities are a key component of PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) programs. At the facility and community level, HIS assists health care workers in providing high quality and timely care. At the national, regional and Headquarters level, HIS assist public health managers in finding answers to key questions about the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the delivery and process of prevention, care and treatment services, the effectiveness of these services, the capacity needed to improve programs, as well as to plan and report and reach goals impacting the epidemic.

Many countries lack robust health information systems and the related information and communications technology infrastructure (IT) needed to access and report high-quality data. Wherever possible, PEPFAR HIS activities build on existing data and information system standards and infrastructures in program countries. HIS activities target the design, development, implementation, operations, maintenance and evaluation information systems and technologies.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The HIS Advisor will be a member of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team in the Strategic Planning Evaluation & Reporting (SPER) Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, USAID/Washington. Broad responsibilities will include providing key leadership to USAID, interagency partners, Ministries of Health, and implementing partners through technical recommendations and expertise in the design, development, improvement, and maintenance of information systems that strengthen health service quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The position requires both advisory and administrative acumen, including hands-on HIS/IT technical expertise, results-oriented analysis, strong project management experience, clear communication skills, and close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including USAID and other USG Headquarters personnel, host ministries, PEPFAR country teams, implementing partners, and other donors.

· Provide HMIS technical assistance and capacity building to Missions for in country systems requirements, analysis, design, specifications, and oversight of project management, development, piloting/testing, implementation and evaluation.

· Work with USAID and USG M&E teams to develop and follow a clear comprehensive strategy for the development of District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) and the use of data for PEPFAR needs.

· Ensure a high level of communication and close working relationships with Missions and in country project teams, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the health informatics arena. Ensure lessons learned and best practices are communicated globally, across countries, partners, agencies and donors.

· Play a key role in the MEASURE Evaluation management team, and work with MEASURE Evaluation and other implementing partners to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate HMIS activities globally and offer technical expertise and assistance in the management of these varied HMIS activities, such as system building and/or strengthening, human resource capacity building in the area of HMIS, or evaluation information systems.

· Support country level strengthening of the HMIS and its implementation of DHIS2 where applicable.

· Provide technical input and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems (e.g., HMIS, DHIS, EMR, HIE) and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission, and use.

· Ensure the presence and use of adequate administrative controls, information and data quality, procedural efficiencies and adherence to internationally recognized information system and standards for interoperability.

· Develop strategies and technical approaches for better USAID, USG, and partner coordination to improve working relationships and integration with other vertical programs e.g. Maternal & Child Health, Malaria Control, Vaccination, etc.

· Support the integration and relation of national information systems such as, DHIS2, human resources information systems (IHRIS, HRHIS), health information exchanges (HIE), facility EMRs, and others.

· Strengthen and support the harmonization of routine HMIS and capabilities through building capacity in quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.

· Ensures the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting.

· Other duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER

EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

· A Master’s degree required in a discipline such as Health Informatics, Computer Science, Public Health or other relevant field.

· Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems to monitor and evaluate large-scale program activities is required.

· Extensive knowledge of health information technology and public health IT standards including, semantic, exchange, privacy/security, etc. and applications, including electronic medical records systems (EMRs), laboratory information systems (LIS), district health information system, (DHIS), health information exchange (HIE), and others.

· Demonstrated work experience involving the management of the full life-cycle of mid- to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business processes; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision.

· Proven experience with managing the development or sourcing of health information systems that are currently in use.

· Must possess the ability to analyze, understand, and develop health IT program policies, design, and management approaches, strategies, and enterprise architectures at the enterprise level. This includes coordination and standards based systems integration for collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information.

· Proven ability to oversee the design or modification of sophisticated computer applications to meet data collection and reporting requirements.

· Knowledge and experience with applying general software development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management best practices methodologies i.e. Agile, PRINCE2, RUP, etc.

· Substantial knowledge and experience with common relational databases i.e. SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc., and a good understanding of extracting, transferring and transforming data (ETL).

· Experience with development in web application frameworks e.g. Java, Perl, PHP, .NET, etc. would be an asset.

· Active user and proponent of Open Source solutions.

· Proven ability to develop rapport and effective working relationships with USG, host ministry, national and international working partners at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners.

· Excellent written and oral skills required.

· Professionally mature and is self-motivated to work constructively under pressure while responding resourcefully when challenges and change arise.

· Basic understanding of the structure and functions of PEPFAR, including knowledge of PEPFAR agencies’ roles and functions in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Desirable but not required.

· Familiarity and experience with federal information systems regulations i.e. FISMA, OMB, etc. and contracting/procurement process would be a plus.

· Work experience in integrating health information systems with public health systems and geographic information systems (GIS) would be an added advantage.

· Experience working in developing country contexts strongly preferred.

· U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


How to apply:

Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com.

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Ecuador: TÉCNICOS/AS EN ATENCIÓN JURÍDICA (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:05
Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service
Country: Ecuador
Closing date: 05 Sep 2014

Descripción del cargo:

Personal técnico que realiza atención jurídica a la población con necesidad de protección internacional (PNPI).

Funciones:

  • Realizar atención jurídica mediante asesoría, orientación y/o patrocinio de casos, en materia de asilo, regularización migratoria, acceso a derechos, de manera directa, tanto en la oficina como en misiones a las comunidades.
  • Acompañar a los beneficiarios a las diferentes instituciones cuando sea pertinente.
  • Realizar esfuerzos de incidencia jurídica en materia de movilidad humana.
  • Identificar y remitir casos paradigmáticos a la Coordinación Jurídica.
  • Realizar sistematizaciones y análisis vinculados con su labor diaria. Apoyar los procesos formativos dirigidos al equipo, a la población beneficiaria o a otras instituciones y organizaciones, a través del diseño y facilitación de talleres.
  • Coordinar con otras instituciones y participar en espacios interinstitucionales (redes, mesas de trabajo etc.).
  • Otras funciones necesarias y determinadas por la Coordinación Jurídica y la Dirección Nacional.

Perfil

  • Se requiere título de tercer nivel en derecho o jurisprudencia. Preferiblemente con una de las siguientes especialidades: derecho internacional, derechos humanos, derecho administrativo, derecho constitucional o materias afines
  • Se valorará conocimiento de inglés u otros idiomas
  • Capacidad de trabajar tanto en equipo como con un alto grado de autonomía
  • Capacidad de iniciativa, de resolución de problemas y de toma de decisiones
  • Compromiso con la protección y respeto de los derechos humanos de las personas en situación de movilidad humana
  • Compromiso con la misión del SJR: acompañar, servir y defender
  • Capacidad de trabajar bajo presión
  • Habilidad para expresar y redactar conceptos en documentos claros y coherentes.
  • Excelentes relaciones interpersonales.
  • Buen conocimiento de MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Microsoft Outlook, Internet.
  • Se preferirá experiencia en organizaciones internacionales u ONGs de desarrollo/derechos humanos.

*Se espera que los/las candidatos/candidatas estén familiarizados/familiarizadas con la normativa ecuatoriana/internacional en materia de movilidad humana (Constitución ecuatoriana, Decreto 1182 para la aplicación en el Ecuador del Derecho de Refugio, Ley de Extranjería y Migración y sus respectivos reglamentos, Convención del 1951 sobre el Estatuto de Refugiados, Declaración de Cartagena).


How to apply:

Enviar currículum a administracion@sjr.org.ec con el asunto "Técnico jurídico Quito".

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