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South Sudan: Cold Chain Officer (NO-A) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2015-07-04 07:02
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 10 Jul 2015

Vacancies with UNICEF South Sudan

If you are South Sudanese National who is passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, UNICEF South Sudan, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. At this time in South Sudan, the UNICEF response contributes to the Inter-agency strategic objectives and aims to provide humanitarian assistance and protection tailored to the needs of girls, boys, women and men (internally displaced, host communities, and refugees) in accordance with the Core Commitments for Children to reduce morbidity and mortality and ensure the protection and participation of affected populations. The key programme priorities are: outbreak prevention, preparedness and response with a focus on measles and diarrheal disease (including cholera) involving close collaboration between WASH, nutrition and health sectors; protection of children, focused on preventing and responding to recruitment and other grave violations; access to and return to learning for displaced children and children in vulnerable host communities to provide a protective environment and entry point for other programme interventions including health, nutrition, WASH and child protection, preparedness for the rainy season including pre-positioning of supplies and establishment of programmes in locations likely to become inaccessible during the rains.

As part of our restructuring exercise and to respond to the increased humanitarian needs, the following posts have been established in our country programme and we are seeking dedicated, professional South Sudan nationals to join our team, this could be you!

1. Cold Chain Officer (Logistics), NO-A, Juba, Fixed-Term – VA/2015/06/01

Purpose of the post

Under the direct guidance of the Immunization Manager, the incumbent manages the cold chain and logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on immunization programme delivery, services, cold chain and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF's cold chain, in support of the Country Programmes.

Provide rapid and relevant responses to evolving cold chain needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money. Responsible for cold chain planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections. Provides technical advice on specifications, cold chain and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme implementation. Participate in the Country Programme strategy planning preview and reviews to advise on cold chain/logistics requirements for the of Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Develops cold chain /Logistics component of the Country Programme, including systems for storage and distribution of supplies especial cold chain equipment to all project sites.

Ensure sound, accurate cold chain/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.

Establish and maintain contacts with the Supply Division in Copenhagen on supply procurement and shipping policies. Interprets and advises the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery. Maintains links with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies especially cold chain.

Establish and maintain a system of contact with customs and port/airport immigration authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies particularly cold chain, in keeping with established protocol.

Participates in the preparation of appropriate documentation: cash and supply requisitions, purchase orders, long term arrangements, CRC submissions etc. Ensure preparation of the cold chain status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc. Regularly create and communicate accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming cold chain information.

The Cold Chain Logistics Officer would work with the State EPI Managers and cold chain technicians to provide technical support to the State cold chain store, County Health Department and Health NGOs in the planning and implementation of cold chain systems improvement plan.

Supervise and manage effective procurement, local and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality.

Gather and maintain data on and evaluate local cold chain sources' overall performance, (competitive pricing, cost-effectiveness, product quality and timely delivery,). Monitor and assess cold chain operations and control mechanisms and advises on appropriate actions to take. Collaboration and Partnership, Coordinate with all Section on cold chain planning, providing technical advice on procurement specifications and cold chain administration as well as providing advice on cold chain requirements in the development of the cold chain component of the Country Programme. Provide advice to the Country Office and Government on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF cold chain and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on cold chain policy and/or activities. Team with the Health Section and other members of the Operations Section to facilitate procurement as well as efficient customs clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment.

Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply especially cold chain and logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory.

Inform Programs of slow moving inventory, upcoming field distributions or deliveries, incoming materials and quality issues to ensure maximum use of available transportation, warehousing space, manpower and other resources.

Minimum qualifications & experience required

University degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply especially in cold chain, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply/cold chain management, etc.)

Two years of relevant professional work experience. Both national and international work experience in supply especially cold chain, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields. Work experience in emergency duty station.

2. Cold Chain Technician, NO-A, Juba, Temporary Assistance – VA/2015/06/02

Purpose of the post

Under the direct guidance of the Immunization Manager, the incumbent will provide technical assistance and guidance to the Ministry of Health, State Ministries of Health (SMoH), to support efforts in strengthening the cold chain systems and vaccine management in South Sudan with special focus in repair and maintenance of the existing cold chain equipment and the installation of new equipment at State, County and Health Facility level.

The Cold Chain Technician will support and be instrumental in guiding the cold chain systems improvement strategies in South Sudan based on the 2012 essential vaccine management assessment study and comprehensive cold chain equipment inventory. S/he will further contribute to the effective implementation of the supplementary immunization interventions in South Sudan, as part of efforts to achieve the targets for polio eradication, measles control and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in South Sudan. These targets will only be met with a functional and reliable cold chain network.

To review and periodically update the cold chain equipment inventory at National, State, County and health facility level and identify the equipment which need repair and maintenance. To assess the functionality of the existing cold chain equipment at National, State, County and health facility level. To provide the comprehensive list of spare parts to support the repair and maintenance of faulty cold chain equipment based on the assessment and cold chain inventory reports. To provide technical assistance and hands-on support in the repair and maintenance of faulty equipment (generators, refrigerators and freezers). To assess the skills of frontline health workers and NGO volunteers on repair, maintenance and installation of cold chain equipment. To support State and Counties to identify the locations for installation of the solar fridges and ensure that the solar fridges are transported to the locations and installed. To facilitate the repair and preventive maintenance of cold chain equipment and generators for running the cold chain stores in South Sudan. To provide technical support to the states to improve their skills in relation to preparation of monthly status report of all vaccines/accessories and cold chain equipment at State and County level. To provide technical support to the states and counties to improve skills in maintaining adequate and up-to-date records of all cold chain equipment, vaccines/accessories supplied and distributed at State, County and health facility level. To provide general technical oversight of all State level cold chain stores for the immunization programme in South Sudan. To conduct training needs assessment at various levels on cold chain and vaccine management and support training activities at State, County and Payam levels for cold chain technicians, assistants and logistics assistants for supplementary immunization activities and routine EPI. To support establishment and roll-out of mobile technology (RapidPro) for real-time cold chain functionality information, subsequent repair activities and periodic cold chain inventories.

Minimum qualifications & experience required

A university degree in electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, refrigeration and air conditioning engineering.

At least 3 years practical experience in managing an EPI cold chain system or other cold chain systems that run 24 hours a day. At least 3 years practical experience in hands-on repair and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and generators including installation of solar refrigerators.

Remuneration: An attractive package will be applicable at the UN salary scale including social security benefits.


How to apply:

Submission of Applications:

Applications from qualified South Sudanese nationals, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at www.unicef.org/employ) should be sent to the address below by on or before Friday 10th July 2015. UN/UNICEF staff members are requested to enclose their 2 most recent Performance Evaluation Reports with their applications.

Send application to:

Human Resources Officer

UNICEF South Sudan Country Office, Juba. OR PREFERABLY: Email:jubavacancies@unicef.org.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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Senegal: Directeur Exécutif (Maitrise du Français et de l'Anglais) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:59
Organization: West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 15 Aug 2015

En tant que chef de file dans le secteur, SRI Executive a été retenue par le CORAF/WECARD afin de rechercher le candidat idéal et qualifié au poste à pourvoir de Directeur Exécutif.

CORAF/WECARD est une Organisation Sous-régionale de recherche agricole (OSR) en Afrique au Sud du Sahara membre du Forum pour la Recherche Agricole en Afrique (FARA). Il comprend actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricoles (NARS) de 23 pays en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre .

L'objectif général du CORAF/WECARD est d'améliorer l'efficacité des producteurs à petite échelle et de promouvoir le secteur agroalimentaire. C'est pourquoi il place les producteurs, le secteur privé et autres utilisateurs au centre de ses recherches. La mission du CORAF/WECARD est soulignée par sa détermination à répondre aux besoins socio-économiques de la population dans la sous-région. Ainsi, la préoccupation du CORAF/WECARD est d'améliorer, d'une façon durable, la productivité et la compétitivité agricole et les marchés.

Directeur Exécutif

Le candidat retenu sera tant un scientifique visionnaire qu’un leader et un excellent manager.

Le Directeur Exécutif est responsable de la gestion du Secrétariat Exécutif et des opérations de l'Association conformément à ses orientations stratégiques. Il/Elle fournit la direction complète du Secrétariat, doit s’assurer que les productions de l'organisation restent appropriées et assure des solutions de développement complexes.

Ce poste relève directement du Président du Conseil d’administration, du Conseil d’administration et de l’Assemblée Générale.

Plus précisément, le titulaire du poste devra:

· Représenter le CORAF/WECARD en tant que Président-Directeur Général et en être le représentant légal, sur délégation du Président du Comité de Direction ;

· Servir en tant que Secrétaire du Comité de Direction : assurer l'organisation homogène et efficace et la gestion du Secrétariat Exécutif aussi bien que l’aspect humain, financier et physique des actifs et des ressources ;

· Gérer les relations entre le CORAF/WECARD, ses partenaires et ses parties prenantes selon les principes de subsidiarité, au sein et à l'extérieur de la sous-région de l'Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale, en particulier avec le FARA, les OSRs, les SNRA membres, les gouvernements africains, les donateurs internationaux et les partenaires de développement ;

· Développer des directives, règlements et procédures dirigeant l'emploi du personnel du secrétariat ou autre personnel de soutien du Secrétariat Exécutif après approbation par le Comité de Direction ;

· Procéder au recrutement et à la nomination du personnel exigé pour l'opération des fonctions du Secrétariat Exécutif et évaluer leur performance ;

· Préparer le Plan de travail et du budget annuel et les déclarations financières du CORAF/WECARD pour approbation par le Comité de Direction et l'Assemblée Générale ;

· Préparer des états d'avancement de la mise en œuvre du plan opérationnel du CORAF/WECARD et des programmes aussi bien que d'autres documents pour la présentation au Comité de Direction et à l'Assemblée Générale ;

· Organiser, planifier et gérer toutes les réunions organisées par le CORAF/WECARD ;

· Soutenir les membres des NARS en fournissant la technique, la recherche, le développement et la direction intellectuelle par la mise en exploitation et la dissémination des rapports techniques et politiques vers la réalisation de la vision et de la mission du CORAF/WECARD ;

· Faciliter l'articulation de nouvelles propositions, projets et initiatives en soutien aux activités de recherche et de développement des partenaires des NARS pour répondre efficacement aux défis en évolution et aux occasions de développement agricole dans la sous-région de l'Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale ;

· Coordonner les activités d’équipe et apporter une direction d’équipe ;

· Assurer la mise en place des manuels de politiques de gouvernance et de procédures ;

· Effectuer toute tâche attribuée par le Président du Comité de direction et de l’Assemblée Générale pour la réalisation de la vision, de la mission et des objectifs du CORAF/WECARD.

Qualifications:

· Avoir un minimum de quinze (15) ans d'expérience dans le domaine de la direction de la recherche agricole au niveau national, régional ou international ;

· Le candidat doit être citoyen d'un des 23 pays de l’Afrique Centrale et de l’Ouest dont le système national de recherche agricole est membre de l’Association ;

· Détenir un doctorat en lien avec le domaine agricole et avoir publié un certain nombre d’écrits de haute qualité scientifique ;

· Etre un leader et un visionnaire qui est fortement conscient des problématiques agricoles de recherche, de l’orientation par le marché et le développement en Afrique; un scientifique reconnu par la sphère internationale ;

· Avoir suffisamment d’expérience professionnelle au sein d’un Système de Recherche Agricole national d’Afrique centrale ou de l’Ouest ;

· Etre capable de faciliter les discussions et de participer à des débats sur des sujets très variés, touchant à la recherche et au développement agricole ;

· Posséder de fortes compétences dans la gestion des ressources humaines et financières, le changement organisationnel et la gestion des connaissances ;

· Avoir une grande expérience dans la mobilisation de ressources financières ;

· Etre un excellent communicateur maîtrisant les deux langues de travail de l'Association (Français et Anglais);

· Démontrer un engagement fort dans la coopération en matière de recherche agricole pour le développement ;

· Etre à même de maintenir les divers partenariats de l’Association composés de plusieurs parties prenantes

· Supporter un rythme intense de voyages ;

· Posséder de fortes compétences en matière de coordination et de gestion d’équipes ;

· Assurer la mise en place des manuels de politiques de gouvernance et de procédures ;

· Etre un candidat vivement motivé, démontrant une réelle passion pour la mission et la vision du CORAF/WECARD ;

· Une connaissance du portugais est un atout du fait de l’augmentation du nombre de SNRA d’expression portugaise.

Conditions générales

Le Directeur Exécutif sera basé à Dakar, au Sénégal, lieu du siège social de l'Association. Le Directeur Exécutif est recruté pour un mandat de quatre (4) ans renouvelable une fois et basé sur une performance satisfaisante et une évaluation positive par le Conseil d’administration. La rémunération est basée sur l’échelle salariale internationale, concurrentielle et attractive du CORAF/WECARD.


How to apply:

Candidature

Vous pouvez adresser votre CV complet et les pièces justificatives démontrant votre expérience et vos compétences à Mme Carolina Mallari, Recruteur, SRI Executive, cmallari@sri-executive.com au plus tard le 15 août 2015 à 17h00 +8 GMT.

Pour plus de détails, cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous:

http://coraf.org/documents/annonces-emplois/2015-07/SRI_Descriptif%20du%20poste_Directeur%20Ex%C3%A9cutif%20CORAF_cor%20PCA.pdf

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Senegal: Executive Director (Fluency in English and French) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:58
Organization: West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 15 Aug 2015

As a leader in this space, SRI Executive has been retained by CORAF/WECARD to conduct a search for a suitably qualified/high calibre individual to undertake the position of Executive Director.

CORAF/WECARD is one of the four African Sub Regional Organizations (SRO) members of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). It presently comprises as members, the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of 23 countries in West and Central Africa.

The general objective of CORAF/WECARD is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of small-scale producers and promote the agribusiness sector. For that reason, it puts the producers, private sector and end-users at the centre of research. The mission of CORAF/WECARD is underlined by the determination to meet the socioeconomic needs of the population in the sub-region. This is why CORAF/WECARD’s concern is to improve, in a sustainable way, agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets.

Executive Director

The successful incumbent will be both a visionary scientist, a leader and an excellent manager.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Executive Secretariat and the Association’s operations in accordance with its strategic orientations. He/ She provides the overall leadership for the Secretariat and must ensure that the organisation’s outputs remain relevant and provides solutions to complex development issues.

This position reports to the Chairperson of the Governing Board, the Governing Board and the General Assembly.

More specifically, the incumbent will:

· Represent CORAF/WECARD as the Chief Executive Officer and Legal representative, as delegated by the Chairperson of the Governing Board.

· Serve as the Secretary to the Governing Board: Ensure the smooth and efficient organization and management of the Executive Secretariat as well as the human, financial and physical assets and resources.

· Manage the relationship with key CORAF/WECARD collaborating partners and stakeholders, based on subsidiarity principles, within and outside the West and Central Africa Sub-region, in particular with FARA, other SROs, NARS members, African Governments, international donors and development partners.

· Develop rules, guidelines, regulations and procedures governing the employment of secretarial and other support staff of the Executive Secretariat for approval by the Governing Board.

· Recruit and appoint staff required for operation of the functions at the Executive Secretariat and assess their performance.

· Prepare CORAF/WECARD Annual Plan of Work and Budget and Financial Statements for approval by the Governing Board and the General Assembly.

· Prepare progress reports on implementation of CORAF/WECARD Operational Plan and Programs as well as other documents for presentation to the Governing Board and the General Assembly.

· Organize, plan and manage all meetings organized by CORAF/WECARD.

· Support NARS members by providing technical, research, development and intellectual leadership through commissioning and dissemination of technical and policy reports towards the realization of the vision and mission of CORAF/WECARD.

· Facilitate the articulation of new proposals, projects and initiatives in support of the research and development activities of NARS partners to respond effectively and efficiently to the evolving challenges and opportunities of agricultural development in the West and Central Africa Sub-region.

· Coordinate all team activities and provide team leadership.

· Ensure the implementation of all governance policy and procedure manuals.

· Perform any related duties as may be assigned by the Chairperson of the Governing Board and the General Assembly, for achievement of the vision, mission and goals of CORAF/WECARD.

Qualifications:

· At least fifteen (15) years of experience in the field of agricultural research management at the national, regional or international level;

· The ideal candidate must be a citizen of one of the 23 West and Central African countries whose national agricultural research system is member of this Association.

· PhD degree in an agriculture related topic and have produced many publications of high scientific quality;

· Be a leader and a visionary who is very aware of agricultural research, market oriented, and development issues in Africa; highly recognised scientist in international fora;

· Have gained experience working in a West and Central African National Agricultural Research System;

· Be capable of facilitating discussions and participating in debates on highly variable topics, relating to agricultural research and development ;

· Possess strong skills in the management of human and financial resources, organizational change and knowledge management;

· Possess strong experience in financial resource mobilization;

· Be an excellent communicator that masters the two working languages of the Association (French and English);

· Demonstrate strong involvement in agricultural research cooperation for development;

· Be able to maintain the Association’ diversified and multi-stakeholder partnership;

· Be capable of travelling extensively.

· Strong coordination skills / team management skills.

· Ability to supervise and implementation of all governance policy and procedure manuals.

· Strongly motivated candidate, demonstrating passion for CORAF/WECARD’s mission and vision.

· Fluency in English and French. Portuguese will be an added advantage as they have new countries joining that are Portuguese-speaking.

Terms and Conditions

The Executive Director shall be based in Dakar, Senegal, where the Headquarters of the Association is located. The Executive Director is recruited with a four (4) year mandate renewable only once, and based on satisfactory performances and a positive assessment by the Governing Board.

The Remuneration is based on the internationally competitive and attractive salary scale of CORAF/WECARD.


How to apply:

Application

Expressions of Interest with a full CV and supporting statement, highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role should be submit to Ms Carolina Mallari, Researcher, SRI Executive, cmallari@sri-executive.com on or before 15th August 2015 17.00pm +8 GMT.

For more details, click on the link below:

http://coraf.org/documents/annonces-emplois/2015-07/SRI_Executive%20Brief_CORAF,%20Executive%20Director_cor%20PCA.pdf

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United States of America: Operations Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:53
Organization: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Jul 2015

Position: Operations Manager

Reports to: President/CEO St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Location: SBHF Office in Newton, MA with Bi-Monthly Haiti Travel

Overview:

With compassion and respect for the people of Haiti, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation strives to improve life for the poor of Haiti by facilitating access to quality, affordable health care, educational opportunities and community development programs. Recognized nationally and internationally for our leadership in community-based care, SBHF is creating a model of successful, sustainable development in Haiti.

SBHF’s principal program is healthcare delivery. Under the direction of local leadership, SBHF runs St. Boniface Hospital in Fond-des-Blancs, a clinic in rural Villa, and community health programs in the Southern and Southeast departments of Haiti, which care for more than 65,000 patients annually and employ over 200 staff in the region.

The organization has experienced rapid growth during the past few years and we have plans for a major expansion of programming. The operations manager will play a key role in ensuring a high quality of care for patients who would otherwise not receive the services they need and deserve.

For more information on SBHF, see www.haitihealth.org.

Job Duties:

Supply Chain Management

· Responsible for the procurement of all equipment and supplies for the Foundation purchased or donated outside of Haiti

· Work with the teams in Haiti to plan and prioritize all equipment and supply purchases

· Maintain and develop vendor relationships and contacts purchases of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, etc.

· Coordinate cost-effective shipping plan for all items sent to Haiti

· Manage the shipping and delivery process for all goods from the point of purchase to the point of delivery, including coordinating with Haiti team to ensure all items clear Haitian customs

· Coordinate, maintain, and cultivate relationships with donor organizations willing to provide necessary in-kind donations.

· Manage the procurement process to ensure all organization and funding source policies and procedures are followed and documented

· Work with SBHF finance team to ensure that all in-kind donations and expenses are properly tracked

Medical Equipment

· Maintain all maintenance service contracts for medical equipment and software in Haiti and renew them as needed.

· Communicate regularly with the team in Haiti to understand the condition and maintenance repairs needed on equipment.

· Work with Trimedx and other equipment repair vendors and volunteers to ensure organization equipment is in good, running condition.

· As equipment breaks, find repair solutions or replacements as needed

This position may be assigned other duties by the President/CEO

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree

· Minimum of 5 years experience working in supply chain management

· Have the drive and desire to be a part of a non-profit organization working for the poor and vulnerable and be willing to help as needed

· Must be flexible and adaptable to an ever-changing environment in a resource poor setting

· The ability to research and find solutions with little to no supervision

· Be extremely organized and have a high attention to detail

· Be able to multi-task

· Fluency in French is a plus

· Strong computer skills including experience with database management software


How to apply:

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to hr@sbhfhaiti.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but accepted no later than July 15, 2015. Please note that while we appreciate every candidate’s interest, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Legal Expert (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:36
Organization: Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative
Country: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Closing date: 13 Jul 2015

TERMS OF REFERENCE

1. INTRODUCTION

MARRI Regional Centre requires the services of an Legal Expert to assist the national authorities of the MARRI Participants to align national legislation and policies for creation of joint interpretation capacities for rare languages, within the Project “Improvement of the Procedures for Establishing Identity of the Irregular Migrants in the MARRI Region”.

1.1.Background

Illegal migration is an increasingly prominent security threat in the Western Balkans. The Frontex Annual Risk Analysis for the past years show continuous growing trend of irregular migrants using this region as a transit route towards the European Union member states. The European Commission in the Progress Reports for 2014 for the MARRI Participants points out the need for improvement of the existing resources and establishing effective mechanisms for better management of the rapid grow of the irregular migration flows.

Migration Asylum Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) is a regional initiative that offers a comprehensive approach to asylum and migration related issues with a specific focus on the Western Balkan region. Its particular value lies in its regional ownership which allows the Participants to set a flexible agenda that reflects the real concerns and challenges they are facing in practice.

The project “Improvement of the Procedures for Establishing Identity of the Irregular Migrants in the MARRI Region”, implemented by MARRI Regional Centre in Skopje and supported by the British Embassy Skopje aims to develop and adopt a regional legal framework which will be used as a platform for establishing joint database of interpreters for rare languages thus standardise the measures on MARRI Participants level in determining the personal identity of irregular migrants.

The regional legal framework should align the MARRI Participants’ national legislation and policies and should create the foundation for use of joint interpretation capacities for rare languages as well as harmonisation of the procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants.

Based on this, a database of interpreters for rare languages will be created to be used by national immigration services to effectively respond to the expansion of irregular migrants and speed up the identification process.

Overall, the project intends to reinforce the existing mechanisms that link institutions at the regional level increasing the opportunities to better identify and respond in time to migration management issues.

The following Terms of Reference are designed in the direction to support the achievement of these objectives.

2. FRAMEWORK OF THE TASKS

2.1. Purpose of the assignment

General objective is to support the national authorities of the MARRI Participants to align national legislation and policies for creation of joint interpretation capacities for rare languages.

The overall assignment includes detailed analysis of the national legislation, existing interpretation capacities and procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants and developing a regional legal framework which creates the foundation for use of joint interpretation capacities for rare languages and harmonisation of the procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants.

Specific goal of this assignment is to prepare Analysis Paper, Guidelines for establishing identity of irregular migrants, Standard Operating Procedures and document for agreement on cooperation for alignment and use of the database of interpreters of rare languages.

2.2. Expected Results and outputs

The expert is expected to deliver the following:

2.2.1. To prepare Analysis Paper on the national legislation, interpretation capacity and existing procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants of the MARRI Participants;

2.2.2. To facilitate workshops with the national authorities of the MARRI Participants in order to develop the regional legal framework;

2.2.3. To develop document for agreement of cooperation, which will be signed by the Ministers of Internal Affairs of the MARRI Participants;

2.2.4. To prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for joint use of the interpretation capacities by MARRI Participants;

2.2.5. To develop Guidelines for establishing identity of irregular migrants.

2.3. Activities and timeframe

Overall assignment 30 days:

· Review of the Assessment Reports on the national legislation, interpretation capacity and existing procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants of the MARRI/ Home-based 4 days/ Final analysis Paper by mid August 2015

· Preparation and delivery of 4 workshops to develop the legal framework for establishing joint database of interpreters for rare languages and harmonise the operating procedures for establishing identity of irregular migrants/ Home-based preparation (8 days) & Facilitating workshops in the beneficiary country (8 days)/ Mid August 2015 – end of January 2016

· Development of document for agreement of cooperation August/ Home-based (2 days)/ Final document by end of September 2015

· Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for joint use of interpretation capacities by MARRI Participants/Home-based (4 days)/ Final Standard Operating Procedures by end of February 2016

· Development of Guidelines for establishing identity of irregular migrants to be used by national immigration officers/ Home-based (4 days)/Final Guidelines by end of February 2016.

The overall assignment should take place in the period from 1 August 2015 – 1 March 2016.

Any changes to the dates and period of availability will be made in consultations with the MARRI RC Director and Project Officer.

3. ORGANISATION

3.1. Implementation of the tasks

The tasks will be implemented by one expert, in close cooperation with the Director and Officials of the MARRI Regional Centre and the Project Officer throughout the assignment.

3.2. Required expertise and qualifications

General Qualifications

  • A post-graduate or equivalent qualification/degree in Law or any other relevant discipline;
  • Required knowledge of English language;
  • Computer literacy.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of prior work experience in dealing with legal and immigration issues;
  • Proven experience in working on international projects in the area of illegal migration;
  • Acquaintance with Regulations, Directives and other EU legislative acts in the area of irregular migration;
  • Acquaintance with the internal affairs procedures;
  • Relevant regional and international experience will be an added advantage.

Skills

  • Analytical and data processing skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and dates and to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Culturally sensitive. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

3.3. Logistics and payments

3.3.1 Logistics:

Throughout the expert’s assignment MARRI RC and the project will provide the following support:

  • Availability of the MARRI Officials and the Project Officer for consultations during the assignment
  • Inputs from the MARRI Officials and the Project Officer in preparation of the output documents
  • Logistical support in organization and delivery of the workshops by the Project Officer

3.3.2 Payment:

Payment will be made in two tranches, 30% after the completion of the first output document and 70% after delivery of the other expected outputs. Total fee (output-based) for the overall assignment of the expert is € 4,000. All other costs related to field visits to the beneficiary country, such as travelling expenses, meals and accommodation will be covered by the project.


How to apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail their application letter, CV and references to

info@marri-rc.org.mk. Deadline for application is 13 July 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The selected expert will be asked to sign Declaration of Availability for the specified timeframe in this Terms of Reference.

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Harris Hill: International Partnership Development Manager (source: Third Sector Jobs)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:17
£45.5k per year: Harris Hill: A well-known international charity are looking for an International Partnership Development Manger to assisting in the overall leadership and management of the IPD team. London
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Switzerland: Joint UNITAR and DPKO gender and e-learning development - Internship/Traineeship Opportunity with the Peacekeeping Training Programme (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:13
Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jul 2015
Programme description

PTP is a specialized programme of UNITAR intended to offer systematic and comprehensive preparation to civilian, military and police personnel eager to serve in peace operations. PTP presents an effective and innovative approach to training; PTP courses are designed and developed to respond to the evolving and complex training needs in peace operations.

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) - Police Division (PD/DPKO) and the Peacekeeping Training Programme of UNITAR (PTP/UNITAR) are developing an e-learning course on gender mainstreaming policing in peacekeeping.

The Police Division supports the implementation of policing and rule of law mandates of United Nations peace operations.

The Traineeship/Internship

PTP is now accepting applications from qualified applicants interested in working for a minimum of six months on a full-time unpaid basis at UNITAR headquarters in Geneva.

The course design process is a close collaboration among subject matter experts in DPKO and instructional designers in UNITAR. The incumbent will have dual reporting lines. PD/DPKO will provide overall guidance while PTP/UNITAR will provide technical supervision in the instructional design process.

Individual work plans will be designed in accordance with specific terms of reference, which also highlight learning objectives as the internship/traineeship is intended to allow trainees/interns to develop specific skills and competences.

  • Assist in the technical development of an e-learning course on the United Nations Police Gender Toolkit. This includes working based on a storyboard and organizing content into learning material by adding visual aids, animations, pictures and interactive activities. Currently this task is done using the Articulate Storyline software;
  • Assist in piloting and testing e-learning lessons and fixing potential bugs and issues based on feedback.
  • Assist in proof reading and copy editing of the e-learning course;
  • Identify photos and various graphics required for the course;
  • Support in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of related training activities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Applicants should have an ability to write concisely, summarise an issue into key ideas and present information in creative ways of (e.g. use of text, graphics, charts, videos etc.);
  • Applicants should have an interest in international relations and/or gender issues with a focus on public information, strategic communications and/or teaching and education.
Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent preferably in any of the following: political science, social science, international relations, gender, human rights, journalism, mass communication, arts and design, education, instructional design.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Competencies

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

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculate risks on new and unusual ideas; think “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Languages

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


How to apply:

A completed application (Cover Note, CV and a sample of written work or presentation (Powerpoint, Prezi etc.) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, Explain why you are the best candidate; List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in; In your CV, be sure to include your educational background, all past work experiences, including previous internships, IT skills, and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Please address all applications to ptp@unitar.org indicating “Internship, gender e-learning”in your subject line.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Senior Social Policy Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:11
Organization: Development Pathways
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Position:Senior Social Policy Specialist

Reporting to:Director

Location of work: Greater London -Orpington, Kent

Salary:Competitive (a base salary plus benefits and annual bonuses).

Deadline:Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Social Policy Specialist to play a leading role in the growth of Development Pathways by: strengthening our reputation as leading specialists in the fields of social protection, social and economic development and broader social policy; identifying and successfully bidding for related projects; providing technical advice to projects and clients; building relationships with key clients and partners; and engaging actively in debates on social policy in international development.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide consultancy inputs on assignments contracted by Development Pathways; some will require overseas travel while others will be desk based.
  2. Oversee the technical implementation of contracts for social policy assignments. This will include timely and high quality delivery of inputs, and contributing to project outputs (e.g. production of reports, training materials, etc.)
  3. Identify opportunities for Development Pathways to undertake work on social protection, social development and other sectoral areas of interest (i.e through procurement searches and building relationships with key clients and organisations).
  4. Lead on developing bids and proposals that will provide Development Pathways with opportunities to work on social development, social protection and other sector areas of interest. This will require providing technical inputs as well as the ability to coordinate inputs from partners, external consultants, the Business Development Manager and other staff.
  5. Actively participate in the Pathways technical team and help to build a cadre of highly competent and trusted social policy consultants whom Development Pathways can engage to work on various assignments, including a team of associate consultants.
  6. Build the reputation of Pathways as a research organisation and undertake research on social policy and publish papers that provide innovative, cutting-edge insights. This includes producing regular contributions to “Pathways’ Perspectives,” Development Pathways own publication series, as well as working papers.
  7. Identify social policy experts to author Development Pathways’ publications, and oversee production of these articles.
  8. Build relations with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e. governments, development agencies, consultancy firms, etc.) to strengthen Development Pathways’ international reputation, and identify opportunities for further business. This will include representing Development Pathways in international fora.
  9. Support business development by ensuring high quality website content. This is likely to include identifying inputs for the website, such as blogs, news stories, sourcing key resources etc. This remit is to turn www.developmentpathways.co.uk into a dynamic and leading e-knowledge centre on social protection and broader social policy.
  10. Lead on and/or support the design of training programmes on social protection and broader social policy and deliver training on specific topics.
  11. Continually build self-knowledge and awareness of current trends in social policy in developing countries. This will include attending relevant training courses, staying up-to-date with the literature, and feeding knowledge back into the company.

Experience, skills and qualifications

• At least a Masters degree in a subject related to international development, social policy or Economics.

• At least ten years experience of working in international development, with a focus on technical assistance, research and analysis and/or socio-economic policy (although less experience will be acceptable for exceptional candidates)

• A good understanding of social development issues, in particular social protection, gender and social inclusion. Technical understanding of other sectoral areas outlined above is desirable

• Excellent demonstrable writing and communication skills in English.

• The ability to work independently and be confident to take initiatives, but also to be an effective and collaborative team member.

• A commitment to innovation and evidence-based policy and programming.

• Excellent team-working and leadership skills.

• Professional experience of writing bids and research proposals

• An extensive network in the international development or humanitarian field would be advantageous.

• Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK


How to apply:

How to apply

Please send your CV along with a covering letter that explains why you are applying for this position, how your skills and experiences are relevant to the job and why you would be a good fit for the position of Senior Social Policy Specialist.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Please visit our website for more information.http://www.developmentpathways.co.uk

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United Republic of Tanzania: AfrOnet Programs Director (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:07
Organization: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jul 2015

Sustainability in Agriculture is an unsolved challenge despite growing evidence of the need for a paradigm shift towards new production systems that put ecological resources, rural societies, cultural expressions, public social welfare and the economic viability of smallholder family farming in the foreground.

Organic Agriculture offers solutions that can contribute to sustainable development in rural areas. This is particularly the case in addressing livelihood improvements of vulnerable smallholder family farming households in need of innovation and adaptation and challenged by food insecurity, biodiversity loss, climate change, the depletion of natural resources and economic shocks. Holistic, people-centered approaches with a focus on access to nutrition – particularly for women and children – and market-oriented value chain facilitation form the backbone of our work toward poverty alleviation.

AfrONet was established in 2012 to unite and coordinate ecological organic actors and initiatives in the continent. It facilitates partnerships, exchange and advocate for adoption of ecological organic practices in achieving sustainability goals, food security and poverty reduction.

There are about 1 million ha certified organic land and 580 000 certified producers with an upwards tendency in the continent. At the same time there are vast non-certified organic areas and producers.

Currently, the Program Director will report to the AfrONet President and eventually to the Executive Director. In the case of partnership projects, the Program Director will report to Project leading Organization and or donors, based on the requirements of the project agreements and contracts.

Currently, the Programme Director is required to work for 12 days per month on the Organic Trade Development in East Africa (OTEA) - a partnership project with IFOAM and 5 NOAMs in East Africa. IFOAM – Organics International leads, unites and assists the global Organic Movement. It has about 800 affiliates in nearly 120 countries and also acts as a Global Action Network with numerous allies. In Africa, IFOAM has about 60 members. IFOAM is the project holder and leader of the OTEA project.

The remaining 10 days per month, the Program Director will be responsible for fundraising and implementing AfrONet/EOA project supported by SDC/BvAT.

The AfrONet office is in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

We are looking for an experienced Programme Director with proven skills in supporting institutional development, in networking, in project acquisition, fundraising and in implementation and management. We are looking for the following key competencies in particular:

# Sound knowledge of Ecological Organic Agriculture systems and practices and of the Organic Agriculture Movement and its challenges in Africa. A high level of commitment to and passion for sustainability in agriculture;

# Stable personality with very good self-management skills and ability to set up own operations. A very high level of self motivation, discipline and dedication to interact remotely with peers and supervisors;

# Very good organizational, social and intercultural communication skills. Ability to build capacity with participatory approaches and to gain trust and respect of the African partners;

# First-hand experience in planning and implementation of complex international projects in a civil society environment that is cooperating with the private and public sectors. Familiarity with the basic tools and concepts of facilitation of rural development in Africa;

# Sound organizational skills including the management of budget and activities, and an understanding of accountancy and financial management systems;

# Professional, pragmatic and outcome-oriented working style, capable of achieving fast progress in complex and parallel multi-stakeholder processes;

# A good understanding of, and skills in developing value chains for smallholder farmers from local to global markets. Previous experience in market or supply chain development would be a distinct advantage;

# Event management skills: experience in the management of meetings, facilitation of workshops and management of conferences;

# Good fundraising capabilities including networking, proposal development, delivery on commitments and accountability;

# Proficiency in English and good knowledge in French. Skills in further languages that are common in Africa (Kiswahili, Arabic, Portuguese etc.) will be an advantage;

# Capacity to contribute to a culture of open dialogue and constructive, mutual feedback as part of IFOAM’s intercontinental team.


How to apply:

Please submit electronically a full CV, letter of motivation, salary expectations and the contact details of two references in one PDF document before 30th July 2015 to Mwanzo Millinga, the communication Specialist at AfrONet, afronet2015@gmail.com

For strategic and content related questions can be directed to Jordan Gama, the President, jordanusgama@gmail.com

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Switzerland: Division of Programme Support and Management Intern (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:59
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Jul 2015

Call for applications

Intern

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Division of Programme Support and Management (DPSM)

Geneva, Switzerland

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Since 1950, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of more than 9,300 people in 123 countries continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.

The Division of Programme Support and Management (DPSM) works to provide the knowledge, guidance and tools necessary to design and deliver UNHCR programmes that demonstrate quality, technical integrity and innovation. The Division leads efforts to strengthen Results-Based Management (RBM) within UNHCR and to ensure that planning, implementation and key management decisions are based on evidence and sound analysis. DPSM sets strategies, policies and standards and develops practical guidance and tools across a wide range of technical areas, from public health to food security and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and settlements, durable solutions, livelihoods and self-reliance, domestic energy, environmental management, registration, information management and statistic.

One area of new interest and challenge is implementing the new Policy on Alternatives to Camps, which UNHCR released in July 2014 to move away from traditional camp-based operational responses and create possibilities for refugees to live lawfully, peacefully and independently in communities. To implement the Policy, field operations now have available a Diagnostic Tool for Alternatives to Camps. This self-assessment tool provides an overview of the current situation in each operation and assists country teams in analysing the prospects, opportunities and challenges of pursuing alternatives to camps.

Under the supervision of the Director’s Office, the intern will perform the following activities:

1) Draft and design information material to the DPSM Key Initiatives Update series on new user-friendly tools and approaches developed by UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management to help UNHCR operations provide better protection, assistance and solutions to refugees.

2) Gather and analyse data from UNHCR field operations through the Diagnostic Tool on Alternatives to Camps, in order to provide an overall picture of where UNHCR stands with the implementation of the policy. Efforts should be made to improve the tool and maximise the use of the data through various types of analysis.

3) Support research and reporting initiatives, including conducting analysis and drafting complex documents. This includes liaising with a large number of primarily internal stakeholders in the field and HQ.

Commitment: Starting ASAP, for 6 months. The intern will be working on a full-time basis at UNHCR headquarters, 94, rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland.

What we offer:The selected candidate will obtain first-hand experience working in a dynamic UN organization and gain insights into the development of emergency and longer-term solutions for refugees and other displaced populations. (S)he will substantially contribute to the implementation of UNHCR policies of institutional importance. (S)he will also gain insight around health, environment, livelihoods, shelter, information management and other technical sectors both in UNHCR and in the wider humanitarian community.

Requirements:

  • Graduate studies completed (communications, public relations, design, international relations or related area)
  • Excellent command of English with very good writing and editing skills
  • Strong and proven experience in survey-based data collection and analysis
  • Strong and proven desktop publishing and design skills
  • Excellent IT skills (Excel, online survey platforms, social media design and related; knowledge of google forms is an advantage)
  • Strong interest in development/humanitarian issues
  • Ability to work well in team and multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of other UN languages an asset

How to apply:

How to apply/inquiries:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter to HQATC@unhcr.org and rytkoene@unhcr.org by 13 July 2015 (midnight GVA time), indicating which relevant experience you will bring to this internship position, by when you will be available to start the 6-month internship, and that you are fully aware of the below conditions.

Remarks

  • United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: The intern will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: The intern will arrange and finance the travel to the United Nations location where the internship will be completed.
  • Medical insurance: The intern will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid medical insurance coverage.

UNHCR's Division of Programme Support and Management is looking for an intern to join the team in UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect displaced persons and stateless persons worldwide. Within UNHCR, DPSM works to provide the knowledge, guidance, tools, strategies and policies necessary to design and deliver quality and innovative programmes. Read more about UNHCR and the Alternatives to Camps Policy.

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Pakistan: Consultancy for ADTF Documentary (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:57
Organization: Age and Disability Task Force
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 12 Jul 2015

Introduction of consortium

In September 2010, 11 likeminded national, International and disable people organizations (Expert organizations primarily facilitating older persons and/or persons with disabilities through their programs) joined their hands and formed Ageing & Disability Task Force to make the difference in the lives of older persons and persons with disabilities in, during and after any form of disaster. ADTF is also working as sub cluster under protection cluster in Pakistan since its inception.

Mission statement:

“Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to ascertain” inclusion” of older persons and persons with disabilities in emergency and early recovery response to the disasters in Pakistan by effectively mainstreaming ageing and disability concerns. ADTF aims to support organizations to mainstream older persons and persons with disabilities in their DRR, relief and early recovery projects, by promoting use of international guidelines, good practices and strengthening their capacities to adopt a disability and ageing right-based approach”

ADTF’s scope of work also includes awareness raising on specific risks and gaps faced by persons with disabilities and older persons in humanitarian assistance through networking and collaboration with government, donors and other stakeholders. ADTF secretariat also strives to improve inclusive information and information sharing about persons with disabilities and older persons in emergencies. We also understand that mainstreaming aging & disability concerns specifically in DRR is a momentous task, therefore ADTF strongly believes in collaborating and networking with other civil society organizations. ADTF also have affiliates who intend to work on inclusive DRR approach and have shown resolute to make their humanitarian and DRR programs inclusive. There are following vital components of the ADTF's scope:

  1. Technical inputs to humanitarian tools to ensure inclusion of PWDs and OPs in policy level interventions as well as in legal and humanitarian tools.
  2. Training and development of humanitarian actors, extending hands on technical expertise to make their programs inclusive of ageing and disability
  3. Developing technical guidelines, checklists and IEC material for technical facilitation of all the relevant stakeholders
  4. Information management and dissemination among ADTF members; ensuring effective coordination on disaster response and planning
  5. Representation of ADTF on various national and international platforms, highlighting challenges and concerns of older people and persons with disabilities in emergencies

Activities brief of Consultancy

ADTF is looking for organizations/consultants for developing a video documentary; which shall be highlighting the potentials of persons with disabilities and older persons in disasters. Overall script and action captured should aim to show good practices and knowledge that can be replicated to other geographical areas. ADTF is seeking the support of consultant for its development.

OBJECTIVE

  1. To develop a 5 minutes long video documentary that will highlight the potentials of persons with disabilities and older persons in disasters.

Tasks

  1. Consultants will be facilitated in appointments with selected case stories; they have to travel to the respective locations to cover the pre-identified case studies.
  2. The duration for the activities of the documentary will be from August 3rd 2015 to October 2nd 2015.
  3. The covered case studies will be then consolidated/edited in a sequence and in a shape of 3-5 minutes of video documentary by the consultant.
  4. Consultant will prepare script and narration for overall documentary in English and Urdu explaining step-by-step actions.
  5. Capture video footage as approved by ADTF and according to the prepared script.
  6. Consultant will be required to film documentary as per requirements determined by ADTF and technical working group including (camera angles, sound, editing, narration, subtitling, dubbing etc.)
  7. Record narration and prepare background music for the video.
  8. Translate the project beneficiaries' voice into English for subtitles.
  9. Finalize the videos as according to the feedback provided by ADTF and technical working group.
  10. Manage all necessary tools and equipment including tapes, DVD etc.
  11. Finalization of the documentary
  12. Any type of data e-g Scripts, images, clips, will be finalized in the video after the consultation and approval from ADTF.
  13. Consultant must use latest high quality video cameras.

Deliverables:

§ Soft versions of complete 3-5 minutes of documentary, both in English and Urdu

§ 50 high quality DVDs for each version

§ Original tapes/video clips

Expectation from ADTF

· A technical working group will oversee and provide guidance for the each phase of the documentary development to ensure quality product

· Overall organisation, direction and supervision of the project

Duration and timeline

The proposed duration of activities will be from August 3rd 2015 to October 2nd 2015, a schedule of activities according to the given duration will be proposed by consultants. Consultants are expected to submit the final product by October 1st, 2015.

Consultancy profile

Qualifications and competencies of consultants

  • A strong, competent and experienced professional team with experience on ageing and disability related documentaries is desirable
  • Experience of developing high quality video documentaries
  • Experience in developing documentaries for humanitarian and development organizations
  • Experience in developing scripts in English and Urdu Languages.
  • Must have and used latest high quality video cameras

General conditions

  1. No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both parties
  2. The consultancy firm will be required to submit all the deliverables mentioned above at the end of the contract.
  3. All finalized products will be the sole property of ADTF and the consultant will not be allowed to reproduce or share them with anyone
  4. Final payment to the consulting firm will be dependent on the completion of deliverables (to be specified in the contract) as well as handover notes and relevant data.

The closing date is July 12, 2015, 5:00 PM. Only shortlisted applications will be given further consideration.


How to apply:

Interested parties should submit a detailed proposal (technical and financial) as well, an updated CV/organizational profile, and include at least one sample of their work relevant to this proposed consultancy assignment in separate sealed envelopes, on following address.

ADTF secretariat, HelpAge International

House # 13, Street 31, F-6/1 Islamabad

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Switzerland: Emergency Lab Coordinator (Communicating with Communities) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:54
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Title:Emergency Lab Coordinator (Communicating with Communities) Position level: P3 equivalent (UNOPS contract)

Duty station:HQ based (Geneva), with occasional short missions to the field Duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Reporting to :Chief, Emergency Policy and Capacity Development Section/Emergency Services (ES)/ Division of Emergency, Security and Supply (DESS) and Co-Lead UNHCR Innovation, Executive Direction and Management

About the UNHCR Emergency Lab

The Emergency Lab will provide support to a range of initiatives designed to enhance UNHCR’s in the context of emergency preparedness and response through the application of innovative approaches, drawing upon pioneering methodologies across and beyond the humanitarian sector. In the initial phase of establishing the Lab, the primary area of focus will be on developing innovative approaches in relation to UNHCR’s communications with communities in emergency preparedness and response.

The Emergency Lab Coordinator (Communicating with Communities) will report to the Division of Emergency, Security and Supply (DESS) and UNHCR’s Innovation team. He/she will work closely with and will support internal coordination between a range of Headquarters Divisions in relation to CWC, including the Division for International Protection (DIP), the Field Information Coordination Section (FICS) of the Division for Programme Support and Management (DPSM) and the Digital Engagement Section of the Division for External Relations (DER).

About Emergency Services (ES)

The Division of Emergency, Security and Supply (DESS) supports the delivery of UNHCR’s emergency preparedness and response operations, and field security, procurement and supply chain services for regular both operations and emergencies.

In the last three years, UNHCR has responded together with partners to an unprecedented of humanitarian crises, including five system-wide ‘Level 3’ emergencies and large scale refugee emergencies, several of which are still ongoing. These have unfolded in the context of a changed operational environment with diverse new challenges. The rapid unfolding of simultaneous new, large-scale emergencies placed unprecedented demands on UNHCR’s capacities and resources, and a recent review concluded that a number of new measures were required to reinforce UNHCR’s capacity and systems to fulfil its responsibilities for leadership, coordination and delivery in emergencies, taking into account the experience of the roll-out of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Transformative Agenda and the development of a new model for leadership and coordination in refugee emergencies.

As an immediate priority, in mid-2014 a strengthened and reconfigured Emergency Services (ES) was established within the Division of Emergency, Security and Supply (DESS). This consists of three key components: i) Emergency Policy and Capacity Development Section, ii) Emergency Teams, led by Principal/Senior Emergency Coordinators, and iii) Partnership and Deployment Unit. The first area is responsible for driving how UNHCR ensures appropriate emergency preparedness and response, applying best practice and cutting-edge policies and essential tools. The emergency teams respond to specific emergency preparedness and response needs. Community mobilization and information management capacity also form an integral part, and the teams are complemented by technical deployments and support in key functional areas as required. The third area, partnership and deployment, focus on emergency deployments and has a reinforced emphasis on emergency partnerships with national and international NGOs. Particular areas of focus for the new ES team include strengthening accountability to displaced populations (including through effective two-way communication with communities), enhanced and timely preparedness, ensuring a response that is shaped by local realities, perspectives and resources.

About UNHCR Innovation

We’re constantly rethinking the way UNHCR works, while tapping in to the spirit of innovation that already exists within the organization. We aim to empower staff to work together with refugee communities to design innovative solutions to the challenges they face. We do this in three ways:

  1. We amplify innovations already happening within UNHCR.
  2. We connect innovators within UNHCR to time, resources, and each other.
  3. We explore innovations happening outside UNHCR. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we look for ways to adapt them to refugee challenges.

UNHCR Innovation is a fast moving entity located within UNHCR to create an enabling environment in order to foster innovation and change in the areas of shelter, connectivity, learning, renewable energy, and emergency response. UNHCR Innovation works through five pillars: a thematic lab structure (Energy Lab, Home Lab, Learn Lab, Link Lab and Emergency Lab (launching in March 2015)); an Innovation Fellowship program; a digital engagement sandbox (web and social media and UNHCR Ideas); an external advisory board – the Innovation Circle; and the Innovation Fund.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Lab Coordinator (Communicating with Communities) will be responsible for the following:

  1. Working closely with a cross-divisional advisory group to develop practical guidance on available approaches, options and good practice on two-way communications with communities in emergencies, as part of broader efforts by UNHCR to enhance our accountability to affected populations;
  2. Working with external partners to develop project proposals on mobile communication in emergencies and other initiatives designed to foster/test innovative approaches to two-way communication with communities in the context of emergency preparedness and response;
  3. Providing coordination support to the Emergency Policy and Capacity Development Section (Emergency Services) in bringing together a range of UNHCR HQ Divisions to develop a joint strategy on two-way communication with communities in emergencies;
  4. Supporting emergency operations in the field through the provision of guidance, resources and tools, including templates, templates, SOPs, and relevant digital and other ICT tools;
  5. Designing and managing a range of pilot projects in collaboration with other UNHCR Divisions, designed to test pioneering approaches to communicating with communities, and establish good practices that may be scaled up;
  6. Strengthening partnerships with relevant external partners such as CDAC, BBC Media Action among others and representing UNHCR in relevant inter-agency or network fora.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social sciences, development studies, communications or a related field
  • At least 4 years of field experience in humanitarian operations, in a role which involved direct interaction with refugees and/or other conflict-affected communities
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in public communications approaches and the application of mobile technology as a communications tool, preferably in the context of humanitarian emergencies
  • Excellent communication/networking skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage budgets and multiple projects;
  • Experience in problem definition, the design of innovative and creative solutions, and project implementation.

Desirable

  • Demonstrated interest in communication with crisis-affected communities, and the use of mobile technology as a tool in promoting accountability to them
  • Experience with digital communication platforms and social media
  • Ability to formulate IM related technical requirements and Operating Procedures
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies
  • Experience with handling confidential/personal data
  • Field experience in a refugee / forced displacement setting
  • Previous UNHCR experience
  • A second UN language

How to apply:

If you’d like to apply, please email a cover letter and CV to innovation@unhcr.org by July 31st 2015.

For more information about UNHCR, please seewww.unhcr.org For more information about UNHCR Innovation, please see http://innovation.unhcr.org/

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Netherlands: Specialist - Economic and Commercial Law (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:51
Organization: International Development Law Organization
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 24 Jul 2015

Title: Specialist - Economic and Commercial Law

Category: Professional Staff

Duty Station: The Hague, The Netherlands

ABOUT IDLO

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.

To learn more about IDLO, please visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLOnews.

THE POSITION

To respond to the evolving needs of countries in transition in the field of economic and commercial law, IDLO seeks to scale up its existing programming, gain a solid grip on emerging issues in these fields, and form strategic partnerships around them.

As part of its Management Plan for 2015, IDLO will both consolidate and expand the work on economic and commercial law in countries in transition including Central Asia and MENA region, in fields such as contract enforcement and enforcement of judgments, competition law, commercial regulations, registration of legal entities, mediation and resolution of commercial disputes, public procurement, intellectual property and technology transfer. To this end, the Specialist in Economic and Commercial law will focus on enhancing current programs and developing a strategy for new opportunities in these areas of expertise.

The Economic and Commercial law Specialist position is placed within IDLO’s Research & Learning Department. The Department drives knowledge generation and impact assessment across the organization. It contributes to IDLO’s thought leadership role, develops innovative research agendas and optimizes IDLO’s work by linking program strategy to thought leadership and best practices in the design and implementation of programming. It supports the formulation of policies in line with IDLO’s strategic plan by following and responding to global trends on the rule of law and justice, and by capturing lessons learned from IDLO’s own programming.

Working in a matrix management and shared resources environment, the Economic and Commercial law Specialist provides technical expertise, policy and programming advice on economic and commercial law to support IDLO’s overall program development, delivery, and thought leadership activities. The Economic and Commercial law Specialist supports the identification and sharing of best practices and lessons learned and the formation of cross-functional teams coalescing around initiatives and projects on economic law and trade.

Under the general supervision and coordination of the Director of Research & Learning and in close cooperation with the Director of Programs, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

 In line with the organization’s Strategic Plan, develop an organizational mapping / strategy in the thematic field of expertise, to position IDLO as a leader, innovator, and pioneer in the development and delivery of related programming as well as in thought leadership, knowledge generation, and policy activities;

 In collaboration with the Program Development Unit and the Programs Department, contribute to the development of new programs or expansion of existing ones; incorporating innovative approaches into program design when appropriate; integrating substantive and technical inputs into the preparation of proposals, concept notes, reports, etc.;

 Review and advise on project proposals to ensure consistency with the organization’s Strategic Plan as well as compatibility with regional, sub-regional, and national contexts;

 In collaboration with the Program Department, provide support and assistance to program implementation teams and activities, including monitoring for quality, regular field visits, and analyzing program reports and related documentation;

 Support the Head, Resource Mobilization with external stakeholders and donors to effectively maintain or enhance existing relationships to the benefit of the organization; actively participate, where possible, in advancing new donor and stakeholder partnerships;

 Develop and leverage the organization’s networks, alliances, and partnerships with relevant governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations, universities, think-tanks, and others in the area of expertise, for the purposes of increasing IDLO’s visibility and participation in the international community as well as expanding its reach, capabilities, and capacity to develop and deliver world-class programming;

 Contribute to thought leadership and policy dialogue in fields of expertise through research, publications, active engagement with networks and partners, and attending conferences and other external meetings;

 Provide input into institutional and project communications media in the area of expertise, including websites, social platforms, marketing materials, etc.; prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, talking points, etc. as may be required;

 Actively identify both internal and external clients to whom services are provided and seek to understand and address clients’ needs and expectations with effective and appropriate solutions; and

 Perform other similar duties as requested by the supervisor.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education

 Post-graduate degree in development economics, trade and development is essential.

 Legal background / legal experience is required. Knowledge of program development and program management technique is an asset.

Work experience

 Minimum of 8 (eight) years of progressively responsible expertise in managing or designing commercial / trade law strategies and programs at the international level.

 Minimum of 5 (five) years of expertise in working with development issues and legal/justice issues, including in field situations. The candidate is expected to bring a consolidated network of partners and stakeholders in the area of expertise.

Languages

 Strong professional oral and writing skills in English is required. Knowledge of Russian or Arabic is desirable.

Technical competencies

 Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing commercial / trade law program strategies and field projects.

 Excellent analytical, critical reasoning and problem solving skills.

 Demonstrated ability to effectively use research methodologies,

 Proficient in utilizing standard industry technology, including Microsoft Office and related software.

Behavioural competencies

 Demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently, as well as in a team environment;

 Strong interpersonal skills and able to deal with people of different cultural backgrounds;

 Ability to take initiative, share and communicate ideas;

 Openness to change and ability to work under pressure;

 Proven ability to develop and foster working relationships across a globally based organization;

 Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in multi-cultural and matrix management settings;

 Self-motivated, hands-on and solution oriented professional; able to function effectively in a rapidly changing and dynamic work environment;

 Ability and willingness to travel to the field, including post-conflict countries;

 Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO's mandate;

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The annual salary level for this fixed-term professional staff internationally recruited position is in the range of € 61,000 as per IDLO’s salary scale, and according to qualifications and experience, plus other admissible allowances such as education, housing, relocation and home leave.

The compensation is net of tax. IDLO offers competitive remuneration and benefit package: subsidized health insurance coverage including life insurance, medical and dental through Vanbreda/CIGNA International to the staff member and eligible dependents. Entitlement to the IDLO Provident Fund where IDLO contributes 14% of the staff member’s base salary.

DISCLAIMER AND CLOSING DATE

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the staff member assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline is 24 July 2015.


How to apply:

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website www.idlo.int/jobs and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.

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Kenya: EVALUATING EFFICACY OF PARENTING TRAINING APPROACHES IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:43
Organization: Parenting in Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jul 2015

About PAN

Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) is a pan African Network of organizations, individuals and institutions keen to promote ‘skilful’ parenting practices in Africa, for the overall wellbeing of children and families. The network creates and facilitates interactive platforms for learning, sharing, and advocacy on various topical issues on parenting.

PAN is embarking on an evaluation on the efficacy of Group Triple P methodology, as a parenting training approach, in the African context. Previously, the Triple P approach was applied in the western well-to-do contexts. Most recently, in 2013, the Triple P program was piloted in Kenya engaging parents from the peri-urban areas of Nairobi. There is now, therefore, a need for conducting a keen, detailed evaluation of the pilot in Kenya, to build a strong case for its adaptation or applicability for the African context; more so in resource poor backgrounds.


How to apply:

For a detailed TOR for this EOI, visit www.parentinginafrica.org/en. Submission deadline is 14th July, 2015. Further enquiries contact info@parentinginafrica.org

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