Niger: Consultancy - Child Protection Needs Assessment (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:20
Organization: Save the Children
Country: Niger
Closing date: 04 Oct 2014

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

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Objectives of the assessment

The purpose of the assessment is to provide stakeholders with up-to-date information on child protection needs in the region of Diffa to help them identify priority actions to be undertaken in the short term and develop strategies over the medium/long term to strengthen the regional system and local/community level protection mechanisms.

The assessment has the following specific objectives:

1 Provide evidence on the types of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, their prevalence and the characteristics of different groups of child victims; 2 Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of formal, informal and community identification mechanisms and of response to child protection issues as well as specific cases of child victims; 3 Evaluate the need for information about child protection and available response services for different social groups, including the most marginalised and displaced people from Nigeria.

Methodology

The assessment will be conducted by a senior researcher. The senior research will assume full responsibility for the assessment and expected deliverables, but may be joined by secondary researchers.

Expected deliverables

The deliverables correspond to the stages of the process of assessment. Each must be reviewed and validated by SC and Steering Committee members before the next proceeds.

1 A document that provides detailed descriptions of data collection methodology, data entry, processing/analysis, data collection and processing tools, as well as a detailed timetable for conducting the assessment. (Based on the technical proposal) 2 A document that establishes the principles and procedures for child protection and safeguarding and the necessary precautions to be taken to comply with the principles of social research ethics in the specific context of the assessment, and the forms and tools designed for this purpose . 3 Training modules for assistants and other members of the assessment team, if applicable. 4 Raw data: records, interview forms, observation forms etc. 5 Interview scripts and any other computerized information (typed fact sheets, Excel tables, etc). 6 The list of data sources. 7 Detailed plans of expected reports. 8 A draft report presenting results for each location and also the difficulties encoutered in data collection. 9 A final report of results for each location, completed after taking into account comments and questions from the Steering Committee on the draft report. 10 A draft report with cumulative assessment results. This report will contain an analysis section of the difficulties encountered and their impact on the quality, representativeness and gaps in the collected data. 11 A final report of the assessment, completed after taking into account comments and questions from the Steering Committee on the draft report.

Duration

The consultancy will last a 30-days period. The final report will be submitted on November 30th.

Expertise and required experience

The senior researcher will have proven experience in:

  • The development, implementation and preparation of research studies as senior researcher;
  • Social research concerning children in difficult situations and/or contexts of humanitarian crisis;
  • The development and use of appropriate research methodologies for rapid and participatory data collection;
  • The use of child and youth friendly participatory data collection and analysis techniques;
  • Research in francophone West Africa;
  • The training and mentoring of research teams.

Experience with Save the Children would be an asset.

The senior researcher will also have technical expertise in:

  • Principles and best practices of ethical research with vulnerable children;
  • Social research issues in contexts of humanitarian crisis.

Technical knowledge to develop/improve:

  • The child protection system in Niger;
  • The situation in Diffa region and the assessment areas region;
  • The code of conduct of Save the Children.

Presentation of the proposal

Interested candidates should submit their complete and detailed C.V.with at least two references, a technical and financial offer.

The technical proposition will describe the methodology and data collection tools, and will include a detailed timetable for the various stages of the assessment. The financial offer is a detailed budget covering all costs associated with the assessment.

If research reports and studies carried out by the researcher and cited in their C.V. are not publicly accessible online, it is requested that the proposal includes 1 to 3 sample reports. If the senior researcher will be associated with other researchers, their detailed CV must also be included in the offer.

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


How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'asobossi.69839.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

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UN Women: HIV/AIDS Specialist - Pretoria (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:52
Application Deadline: 2 October 2014
Post Level: P-4
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National Project Coordinator - (Open to Myanmar Nationals Only) - Mawlamyine (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:52
Application Deadline: 5 October 2014
Post Level: SC-9
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Chief of Operations, P-5, Harare (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:56
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 26 Sep 2014

Purpose of the Position

As the head of operations of a medium-sized office, the incumbent will be accountable for management of cost effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams.
The incumbent will also provide leadership and guidance in operations to a gender-balanced, multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Key Expected Results

  1. Effective operations of financial, human resource and administrative management
    -Manages and ensures the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the office's finance, human resource and administrative systems to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing operational requirements. Ensures effective operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity. Advises management and assists in establishing new offices.
  2. Policy interpretation and application
    -As technical professional and senior manager, provides accurate and social policy interpretation and organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance and administrative functions through the provision of technical leadership and operational guidance to the country office.
    -Contributes to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary; Provides technical input to contribute to the establishment of operational guidelines in close coordination with the head of office, the Regional Operations Officer and DFAM.
    -Implements the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new operational initiatives, guidelines and procedures. (Include aspects required to achieve UNICEF's objective for gender parity.)
  3. Fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets
    -Safeguards the financial resources entrusted to the office by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities and by recommending improvements to the financial and administrative management systems and procedures. Accountable for fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets taking decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
    -Ensure efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.
  4. Leadership in strategic planning and policy formulation in the areas of operations
    -Plays a leadership role in strategic planning and decision-making within the UNICEF Operations. Take initiative in development of improved management systems. Provides sound professional input and oversight to the development, reform and change of financial, human resource and administrative policies, systems and procedures that secure the highest standard of efficiency and competence in staff.
    -Participates in global and regional strategic planning and policy changes, including formulation on operational matters;
    provides authoritative advice from technical, operational and administrative perspectives to contribute to the improvement and establishment of operational guidelines, including those that strengthen gender policy in programming and staff gender parity.
    -Participates in effective management process by providing technical advice and support to corporate committees (including PBR, RMTs, CMT, JCC, CRC, PSB, etc.).
  5. Office Services
    -Ensures the provision of basic offices services including space management, equipment, communications and security to enhance staff safety and productivity.
    -Under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Operations Management Team, supports approaches for enhancing UN common services to attain efficiencies and effectiveness.
  6. CPMP
    -Development of the finance, budget and administrative components of the CPMP is timely completed; participates in the review of office structures and operations, and compilation of required job descriptions, prior to budget preparation, in line with the country programme commitment; contributes to the preparation of budget and the accompanying justification and documentation. Participates in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/reviews meetings to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements. Within the framework of the CPMP, coordinates and contributes towards human resources planning.
  7. Compliance and Internal Control
    -Monitors and manages budget process. Ensures all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office. Monitors compliance with all operational systems and procedures and ensures integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office.
    -Serves as the focal person for office management indicators; ensures all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office; in collaboration with the Deputy Representative, ensures the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advises on corrective measures to be taken and establishes relevant internal controls. Develops training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency.
  8. Staff Learning and Development
    -Develops training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency. Develops and implements effective staff learning and development programme activities for both programme and operations staff on operational matters for capacity building. Plans and conducts operations workshops/learning programmes for organizational competency building, staff development, learning and career development. Provides coaching and counselling to the staff on performance enhancement/ development. Shares best practices in promoting gender awareness and equity in operation.
  9. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
    -Maintains government counterpart relations; resolves issues pertaining to conditions of service, operational facilities and privileges within the context of the Basic Cooperation Agreement; Ensures adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Cash Assistance to Government (CAG).
    -Cooperates and coordinates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, common services and premises agenda, etc.).
    -Advises Head of Office on finance, human resource and administrative matters providing guidance on all operational submissions for the approval of the Regional Director; briefs office staff on financial, human resource and administrative policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provides technical guidance and oversight to junior Operations staff in country offices and swiftly resolves operational issues.
    -Coordinates/liaises with the HQ Divisions to support policy formulation in the area of operations; advises on the applicability of new policy directives to regional operations. Makes substantive recommendations on the improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and restructuring and resolution of sensitive issues and problems, taking into account the prevailing conditions in the locality.
    -Establishes and maintains all consultative and management committees (e.g. APC, JCP, JCC, CRC, PSB, TRT, PBR and Training); Organizes and trains committees in compliance with the guidelines.
    -Collaborates with senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
    -Represents the office in meetings with local banks and administrative suppliers; negotiates locally issued contracts as well as in meetings with other UN Agencies to coordinate operational matters and activities, including harmonization of the UN common system.
    -Represents UNICEF in the local salary survey committee and fully participates in all processes of the salary survey review and administration to ensure the methodology is applied correctly throughout.
    -Coordinates promptly with the Regional Office, the Head of Office, Programme Officers and other staff in the country office for security-related issues and emergency operations. Provides operational support to emergency preparedness and emergencies. Informs and updates all staff members in the country office on security related issues and emergency operations. Pays particular attention to gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Accounting, Audit, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, or directly-related technical field(s) is required. A valid professional certification (CA; CPA; etc.) from an accredited chartered accountancy institution, in conjunction with a relevant first-level (Bachelor's) university degree (as per areas identified above), may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels in office management, finance, budget, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply and/or administration is required.
  • Previous hands on experience in a supervisory/managerial capacity is required.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Creates and fosters an organizational culture of appropriately following instructions and not unnecessarily challenging authority, leading by example.

Remarks

This is an extension of the application deadline due to the time-lapse from the closing of the original vacancy. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.


How to apply:

How to apply:

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 organisation.

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies. Applications must be received by 26 Sept 2014 .

Vacancy position link:

https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PA...

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Netherlands: Researcher Conflict Prevention Program (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:20
Organization: The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 10 Oct 2014

The Conflict Prevention Program

The Conflict Prevention Program addresses conflict prevention in its broadest sense, as a variety of activities aimed at preventing the initial outbreak, spread, escalation and recurrence of violent conflict.

The Researcher will be assigned mainly to two new projects under the themes of Institutions and Governance, and Education.

Duties and responsibilities:

· Conducting research on topics falling within the Conflict Prevention Program, with particular focus on two new projects – ‘The Role of Education in Conflict Prevention’, and ‘City Diplomacy: the Role of Municipalities in Conflict Prevention’;

· Supporting and implementing projects led by a Senior Researcher or the Head of Program.

· Performing consultancy assignments.

· Organizing seminars and events in cooperation with the events coordinator.

· Providing support in the process of generating new assignments: contributing to written proposals in accordance with clients' requirements, collecting relevant information, monitoring progress.

· Participating in project groups, committees or project teams inside and outside The Hague Institute.

· Building a relevant knowledge network, maintaining media contacts and providing information to a variety of audiences about ongoing projects or activities.

· Is accountable for results, quality and progress of the work.

Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in a relevant field (international relations, political sciences, peace and conflict studies, or related discipline within the Social Sciences).

· At least 2 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: conflict prevention/ resolution, peacebuilding, governance or education or related field of expertise.

· Ability to contribute to policy-relevant, academic research and publications, based on own expertise.

· Up-to-date knowledge in own area of focus. Previous knowledge of local governance and/or education in conflict-affected states is desirable.

· Willingness to travel abroad.

· Knowledge of international organizations and the international courts and tribunals located in The Hague.

· Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills.

· Ability to build and maintain a network of relationships.

· Willingness to travel abroad.

· Knowledge of the English language (fluent) and of at least one and preferably two other official languages of the UN.


How to apply:

Please send a completed application package consisting of (1) a cover letter and (2) a CV to hrm@thigj.org . Please make it clear in the subject of your email if you are applying for the ‘Researcher’ or the ‘Senior Researcher’ position. The deadline for application is onFriday 10th October 2014 at 17:00. Unfortunately, we are only able to contact candidates whose applications are progressed further. Your resume will not be kept on file.

Terms and conditions of employment:

The appointment will be in accordance with Dutch law;

The Researcher will be appointed for a period of one year, which, after an evaluation of performance may be extended into a permanent contract.

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Netherlands: Senior Researcher Conflict Prevention Program (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:19
Organization: The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 10 Oct 2014

The Conflict Prevention Program

The Conflict Prevention Program addresses conflict prevention in its broadest sense, as a variety of activities aimed at preventing the initial outbreak, spread, escalation and recurrence of violent conflict.

The Senior Researcher will be assigned mainly to two new projects under the themes of Institutions and Governance, and Education.

Duties and responsibilities

· Conducting policy relevant original research on topics falling within the Conflict Prevention Program, with particular focus on two new projects – ‘The Role of Education in Conflict Prevention’, and ‘City Diplomacy: the Role of Municipalities in Conflict Prevention’;

· Contribution to the development and implementation of the substantive long-term program on Conflict Prevention;

· Coordination and management of projects and project staff, with particular emphasis on the two aforementioned projects;

· Publishing in academic and policy orientated journals and other outlets;

· Representation of The Hague Institute in public debates and in (inter)national media;

· Development activities in cooperation with the development office;

· Setting up and maintaining relevant networks of national and international stakeholders.

Qualifications:

· A PhD in international relations, political sciences, peace and conflict studies, or related discipline within the Social Sciences

· At least 3 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: conflict prevention/ resolution, peacebuilding, governance or education or related field of expertise.

· Demonstrated experience and affinity with initiating and carrying out international academic/ policy research in the field of Conflict Prevention at the international and/or field levels, including academic and/or policy-oriented publications.

· Expertise in either local governance and/or education in conflict-affected contexts

· Demonstrated managerial and interpersonal skills, including a track record of successful project management.

· Demonstrated experience in setting up, leading and coordinating interdisciplinary and international projects and research groups.

· The capacity to manage and embrace the opportunities and challenges of an innovative and growing institution in an international environment.

· An entrepreneurial attitude and a demonstrated experience in obtaining funds.

· A track record in building and developing relevant international networks.

· Knowledge of and experience with relevant international organizations.

· Knowledge of the English language (fluent) and of at least one and preferably two other official languages of the UN.

· Excellent diplomatic and communications skills.


How to apply:

Please send a completed application package consisting of (1) a cover letter and (2) a CV to hrm@thigj.org . Please make it clear in the subject of your email that you are applying for the ‘Senior Researcher’ position.

The deadline for application is on Friday 10th October 2014.

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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:15
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow for a three-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow will conduct research in applied microeconomics and impact evaluation, will help design and manage research projects and will contribute to fundraising within the Division.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C.  Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. PHND’s dynamic research programs combine state-of-the-art empirical work, partnerships with developed and developing country researchers and policy dialogue with senior government officials and civil society organizations.  The successful candidate will join our research teams contributing to research programs on social protection; the interface between agriculture, health and nutrition; human capital development; and on how accounting for gender can improve program impact on development outcomes. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and explore work in other areas that serve the broad research agenda of the Division and Institute, such as our work on large scale maternal and child health and nutrition programs. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct innovative research and write analytical papers based in part on impact evaluations related to the Division’s research programs and communicate these results to diverse audiences. Help design research projects, including designing, implementing and analyzing household surveys as part of the Division’s impact evaluations. Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field 5+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities Excellent econometric skills Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art econometric techniques used in impact evaluations (e.g., randomized assignment, matching, regression discontinuity, etc.) and panel data analysis Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams Demonstrated leadership in developing global research programs for policy recommendations Experience in using household survey data for econometric and statistical analyses Ability to work with researchers from other social and biological sciences Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English Willingness to travel and work in developing countries Additional qualifications at the Senior Research Fellow level: 7+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals, including publications on topics related to IFPRI’s research programs Evidence of success in major leadership role in managing large research projects Evidence of significant success at fundraising for research, including substantial awards for research grants Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with complex household data sets from developing countries containing data on income, consumption, assets, health and nutrition Familiarity with the literature on human capital formation and evaluations, including gender and intrahousehold factors affecting these outcomes Field experience in collecting quantitative household data in developing countries, especially in Africa or South Asia.
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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (source: IFPRI)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:15
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow for a three-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow will conduct research in applied microeconomics and impact evaluation, will help design and manage research projects and will contribute to fundraising within the Division.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C.  Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. PHND’s dynamic research programs combine state-of-the-art empirical work, partnerships with developed and developing country researchers and policy dialogue with senior government officials and civil society organizations.  The successful candidate will join our research teams contributing to research programs on social protection; the interface between agriculture, health and nutrition; human capital development; and on how accounting for gender can improve program impact on development outcomes. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and explore work in other areas that serve the broad research agenda of the Division and Institute, such as our work on large scale maternal and child health and nutrition programs. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct innovative research and write analytical papers based in part on impact evaluations related to the Division’s research programs and communicate these results to diverse audiences. Help design research projects, including designing, implementing and analyzing household surveys as part of the Division’s impact evaluations. Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field 5+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities Excellent econometric skills Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art econometric techniques used in impact evaluations (e.g., randomized assignment, matching, regression discontinuity, etc.) and panel data analysis Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams Demonstrated leadership in developing global research programs for policy recommendations Experience in using household survey data for econometric and statistical analyses Ability to work with researchers from other social and biological sciences Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English Willingness to travel and work in developing countries Additional qualifications at the Senior Research Fellow level: 7+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals, including publications on topics related to IFPRI’s research programs Evidence of success in major leadership role in managing large research projects Evidence of significant success at fundraising for research, including substantial awards for research grants Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with complex household data sets from developing countries containing data on income, consumption, assets, health and nutrition Familiarity with the literature on human capital formation and evaluations, including gender and intrahousehold factors affecting these outcomes Field experience in collecting quantitative household data in developing countries, especially in Africa or South Asia.
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Project Manager/ Political Party Capacity Building Expert (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:10
Organization: Electoral Reform International Services
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 26 Sep 2014

ERIS are recruiting for a Project Manager/ Political Party Capacity-Building Expert to lead on a project, aimed at enhancing and developing the particular skills, networks, structures and approaches that ethnic political parties could use to engage meaningfully in Myanmar’s peace process and in politics at their local level.

This project will be led by Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS), in partnership with Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and two civil society organisations: Ar Yone Oo Social Development Association and the National Enlightenment Institute.

Key project activities will comprise periods of dedicated mentoring for representatives from up to six political parties and two programmes of training, looking at party capacity development. The first phase of training will target central executive committee members of all political parties active in the target areas and focus on strategic and organisational issues that need to be addressed to strengthen the resilience and capacity of parties to operate at both the local and national level. The second phase will focus on party building these parties' technical capacities to engage, effectively and meaningfully, in the peace process, as well as in politics more broadly. The project will prepare training materials and translate them into relevant local languages, and organise two public events to bring the project to a wider audience.

Candidate Profile

A senior political party training expert and experienced project manager with the ability to establish good working relations with local beneficiaries and international interlocutors. The project manager will be dedicated full-time to the project and who will be in charge of planning and coordination of activities, as well as participating in coordination groups.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Expert in electoral assistance or political party training and project management.
  • Degree(s) in Political Science or related fields

General professional experience and behaviours

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in electoral assistance and/or political party development.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and teams.
  • Demonstrable experience of devising and delivering effective training and training materials.
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.
  • Willingness and ability to work unsociable hours, on occasion.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and experience of working with diverse cultures.
  • Willingness and ability to travel for extended periods of time, sometimes to remote locations

Specific professional experience and skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ proven experience in political party capacity-building.
  • Experience of report writing for international institutions.
  • Practical familiarity with post-conflict/reconstruction and developing contexts.
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills.
  • Prior experience in Myanmar or the Asia region a strong advantage.
  • Experience of working with ethnic/minority/indigenous groups is an advantage.
  • Burmese language skills an asset

How to apply:

Applicants should submit an up to date CV and a covering letter to erisuk@eris.org.uk by Friday 26th September, marking your email with the subject line 'PM Ethnic Political Parties - Myanmar' Applicants will be assessed against the selection criteria listed above. Due to the high number of applicants, we regret that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be notified.

www.eris.org.uk

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2 Advocacy and Research Fellows (unpaid) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:08
Organization: Advocates for Human Dignity
Closing date: 10 Oct 2014

Advocates for Human Dignity was founded in an effort to promote awareness for the violation of basic human rights, the promotion of educational efforts to bring human rights issues to a larger audience, the promotion of a peaceful dialogue regarding human rights issues and the organizing of support efforts to help those in need.

The fellowship will be held remotely. Unfortunately AHD is not in a position to provide remuneration of any kind. This fellowship is unpaid.

The fellow will solely research and write on trends in international Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice.

Minimum Qualifications

§ A Masters or PhD candidate in political science, international relations, human rights, international development or a related field

§ Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

§ Ability to work independently

§ 1-3 years experience in international development, human rights, and advocacy.

§ Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion

§ High degree of proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

§ Ability to collaborate with others as a team. Comfortable working in a multicultural environment where gender equality is expected.

§ Consistent and reliable internet access

§ MUST be available for 10-15 hrs a week to volunteer

§ French an asset but not required

§ Knowledge of statistics an SPSS an asset but not required

Some Duties and Responsibilities

§ Publish two short articles per week. Prepare a research project

§ Prepare one research project during the duration of your fellowship that is linked to the work of AHD

§ Research assistance and data analysis for human rights developments for our central Africa program and other regional programs and projects as needed.

§ Contribute to the preparation of reports, proposals, grants, press releases, and budgets as required

§ Work in conjunction with the Director of Advocacy and Research and the Executive Director as necessary.


How to apply:

Qualified and Interested applicants We invite qualified candidates to send a C.V. and a Writing Sample to: contact@advocatedignity.org or Joneilbell@advocatedignity.org

All applications must be received by 5pm Eastern Standard Time (10pm London time/11pm Central Europe time) on October 10th. Any applications received after this time will not be reviewed.

Successful candidates will be expected to take up the fellowship between the beginning of November and the beginning of January. The minimum duration of the fellowship is two months.

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United States of America: Executive Assistant, CEO and Senior VP, International Programs (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:05
Organization: Plan USA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Oct 2014

****Job Summary****

The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing primary high-level administrative support to the CEO, the CEO's Office and the Senior VP of International Programs. S/he may lead project work as it relates to the work of the CEO. The Executive Assistant will play a critical role in ensuring smooth day-to-day operations for the CEO, Senior VP and other Executive Team members, as needed.

Main Responsibilities of the Job

Executive Management Support

  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks including calendar management for the President/CEO and Senior VP International Programs.
  • Interfaces effectively and professionally with senior level staff both internally and externally.
  • Sets up and prioritizes meetings in order to maximize the time of the President/CEO and Senior VP International Programs.
  • Works with the technical leads to compile briefing packs with talking points and background reading required for meetings.
  • Responds, as appropriate, on behalf of the CEO & VP International Programs to invitations and requests for information.
  • Maintains all files for the Executive Office & the Senior VP International Programs.
  • Maintains and takes minutes of meetings such as all-staff, and IP Senior Management as required.
  • Drafts correspondence on behalf of the CEO and Senior VP Institutional Programs.
  • Manages all travel logistics both domestic & international for the CEO, Senior VP International Programs.
  • Processes expense reports.
  • Assists with the budget expenditures for the Executive Office.
  • Organizes meetings, retreats and conferences.
  • Negotiates rates with hotels and vendors on behalf of the organization.
  • Performs additional administrative duties as needed.

Board Support

  • Provides general support and assistance to the Board of Directors. May be asked to draft agenda, compile PowerPoint presentations, or other board related material.
  • Assists with the planning and organizing of quarterly Board meetings.
  • Manages travel logistics both domestic & international.
  • Arranges all bookings with hotels, catering, transportation and any other requirements when needed.
  • Processes expense reports and ensures timely handling and reimbursements.
  • Manages annual budget for Board meetings.

Success Indicators

A demonstrated commitment to creating a successful and engaging culture for all team members in support of Plan’s mission.

Skills needed to be successful on the job:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong editing and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities, and negotiate timelines
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in all circumstances
  • Ability to look forward, anticipate needs, and plan accordingly
  • Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Plan staff in overseas offices, in donor organizations and in peer organizations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Full English language fluency required
  • Administrative skills and advanced knowledge of computer applications (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, communications, international development or a related field.
  • 7+ years’ experience working directly for a CEO or senior executive in an administrative role

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Work Environment

  • Typical office environment
  • Job is based in the Plan’s Washington, DC Office
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required
  • Ability to work hours outside of a normal workday may be required

How to apply:

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume via our website www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date for applications is ****October 19, 2014.**** Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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India: Principal Coordinator - Outreach and Partnerships (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:05
Organization: Amnesty
Country: India
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Principal Coordinator- Outreach and Partnerships

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over three million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Indian Constitution and International Law. As an independent and impartial organization driven by accurate and timely research, Amnesty has been at the forefront of defending those who are denied their rights. Amnesty International works to promote international justice, cooperation and dialogue.

Position Purpose:

The overarching purpose of this position is to win, maintain, and expand relationships with assigned partners and also create new partners to upscale the fundraising capacity of AII. The position will be responsible for achieving profitability and partnership objectives around the two main deliverables mentioned below.

· Develop, implement and sustain a cutting edge lead generation outreach program for individual fundraising- 60% of time involvement-: involve mobile lead generation for telemarketing and, create access or produce event permissions to venues like malls, offices, shopping markets, strategic public places, institutions, events etc. for Face to Face team to sign up supporters/donors.

· Develop, run and create a new revenue stream around a channel partnership model; design and implement an engagement program with pro bono supporters to acquire individual donors and also create new pro bono partnership for upscaling individual and other fundraising work- 40% of time involvement-: involve designing and implementing effective engagement models for various organisations and institutions.

The core purpose of this position is to manage the relationship with various channel partners, craft new pro bono and barter partnerships and channel partnerships with various organisations and institutions and, design innovative strategies to effectively implement the partnerships. The position reports to the Fundraising Director in creating a short term and long term business strategy and plan and implement them independently to raise the projected revenue. Estimated revenue in 2014 would be to recover total project cost for the year, and thereby producing a RoI of 2 and 3 in the subsequent years.

Responsibilities

· Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned accounts and create new accounts;

· Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, in order to meet partner performance objectives and partners’ expectations;

· Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned partner accounts;

· Proactively leads a joint partner planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones associated with a productive partner relationship;

· Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates partner needs on an ongoing basis;

· Sells through partner organizations to end users in coordination with partner sales resources;

· Manages potential channel conflict with other firm sales channels by fostering excellent communication internally and externally, and through strict adherence to channel rules of engagement;

· Manages potential channel conflict with other firm sales channels by fostering excellent communication internally and externally, and through strict adherence to channel rules of engagement;

· Ensures partner compliance with partner agreements;

· Implement existing partnerships and create new partnerships for lead generation;

· Outreach strategy for introducing small regular gifts through organisations which has high volume clientele transactions;

· Negotiate partnerships with organisations for transactional cause related gifts for various campaign based human rights issues;

· Negotiate long term institutional partnerships and MoU to provide access to Face to Face fundraisers in various places which are likely to have large volume of crowds- like shopping malls, institutions with large staffs, prominent city locations, special event locations, permanent locations etc.

· Negotiate institutional pro bono and strategic partnerships and MoU for providing various benefits to donors as part of donor recognition program- like gift coupons, privilege cards, gifts cards, membership cards.

· Create innovative pro bono partnerships and in kind gifts to reduce various fundraising costs; like in the areas of training, communication, door recognition, facilities etc.

· Any other areas of business identified in future to boost RoI and LTV and reduce fundraising operational costs.

Duties(not exhaustive or limited may evolve over a period of time as this is a new project)

· Budgeting and resource allocation

· Project Development and Management

· Business opportunities and expansion

· Negotiating business collaboration with for profit organisations

· Training and motivating partners and other key stake holders

· Partnerships and MoU

· Staffing the program; identify and recruit volunteers, payroll staffs etc.

· Training and grooming team

· Employee and volunteer relationship

· Evaluation of impact

· Cost effectiveness

· Legal issues and risk management

· Categories of partnerships

· Project structure

· Volunteer and partnership responsibility

· Reward, warmth, support

· Standards

· Conflict resolution and management

Skills and other requirements for the position

Excellent communication skills; writing and spoken in English

Strong negotiation and presentation

Good understanding of charitable fundraising models

Strong operational understanding of fundraising and charity operations

Business proposal writing

Business model development

Strategy and planning

Strong selling attributes

Preferably 2 to 3 years of exposure in non- profit fundraising or other channel sales or lead generation functions.

Other information:

Equality Statement

Amnesty International India is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of caste, religious and sexual minorities, people from all regions and persons with disabilities. Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staffs are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

Conflict of Interest

Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

POSITION DETAILS

Reports to Director – Fundraising

Manages: Vendors, partners, external stakeholders etc. and directly manages around 5 to 8 executives/ coordinators.

Location: Bangalore

Dept.: Fundraising

Travel: High within India

Compensation: As per industry standards


How to apply:

Apply with a cover letter stating suitability and motivations to jobs@amnesty.org.in by 30th September 2014.

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Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:05
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research in applied microeconomics and impact evaluation.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C.  PHND’s dynamic research programs combine state-of-the-art empirical work, partnerships with developed and developing country researchers and policy dialogue with senior government officials and civil society organizations. Successful candidates will join our research teams contributing to research programs on social protection; the interface between agriculture, health and nutrition; human capital development; and on how accounting for gender can improve program impact on development outcomes. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and explore work in other areas that serve the broad research agenda of the Division and Institute, such as our work on large scale maternal and child health and nutrition programs. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct innovative research and write analytical papers based in part on impact evaluations related to the Division’s research programs and communicate these results to diverse audiences. Help design research projects, including designing, implementing and analyzing household surveys as part of the Division’s impact evaluations. Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field Excellent econometric skills Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art econometric techniques used in impact evaluations (e.g., randomized assignment, matching, regression discontinuity, etc.) and panel data analysis Experience in using household survey data for econometric and statistical analyses Demonstrated capacity to produce quality research, including research suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals Knowledge of and experience in analyzing poverty and poverty-related issues in developing countries Ability to work with researchers from other social and biological sciences Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English Willingness to travel and work in developing countries     Preferred Qualifications:   Experience working with complex household data sets from developing countries containing data on income, consumption, assets, health and nutrition Familiarity with the literature on human capital formation and evaluations, including gender and intrahousehold factors affecting these outcomes Field experience in collecting quantitative household data in developing countries, especially in Africa or South Asia. Fluency in a language other than English (especially French or Hindi, but other language abilities are also welcome)
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Associate Research Fellow (source: IFPRI)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:05
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research in applied microeconomics and impact evaluation.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C.  PHND’s dynamic research programs combine state-of-the-art empirical work, partnerships with developed and developing country researchers and policy dialogue with senior government officials and civil society organizations. Successful candidates will join our research teams contributing to research programs on social protection; the interface between agriculture, health and nutrition; human capital development; and on how accounting for gender can improve program impact on development outcomes. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and explore work in other areas that serve the broad research agenda of the Division and Institute, such as our work on large scale maternal and child health and nutrition programs. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct innovative research and write analytical papers based in part on impact evaluations related to the Division’s research programs and communicate these results to diverse audiences. Help design research projects, including designing, implementing and analyzing household surveys as part of the Division’s impact evaluations. Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field Excellent econometric skills Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art econometric techniques used in impact evaluations (e.g., randomized assignment, matching, regression discontinuity, etc.) and panel data analysis Experience in using household survey data for econometric and statistical analyses Demonstrated capacity to produce quality research, including research suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals Knowledge of and experience in analyzing poverty and poverty-related issues in developing countries Ability to work with researchers from other social and biological sciences Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English Willingness to travel and work in developing countries     Preferred Qualifications:   Experience working with complex household data sets from developing countries containing data on income, consumption, assets, health and nutrition Familiarity with the literature on human capital formation and evaluations, including gender and intrahousehold factors affecting these outcomes Field experience in collecting quantitative household data in developing countries, especially in Africa or South Asia. Fluency in a language other than English (especially French or Hindi, but other language abilities are also welcome)
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Mexico: Project Manager, Civil Society Advocacy and Campaigning (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:04
Organization: Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Country: Mexico
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Summary:

IWPR's Mexico City office is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and creative project manager to take overall responsibility for the delivery and success of activities on a new project that seeks to enable civil society groups in Latin America and the Caribbean develop and implement communications plans which better transmit their messages to target audiences.

Project Description:

Democracy, Leadership and Communication: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Communicate, Advocate and Organize is a project dedicated to supporting independent civil society organizations (CSOs) in repressive environments in the Latin America and Caribbean emerge as an increasingly empowered, responsive and unified force within society. The project will complement and multiply the impact of existing CSO programming through a range of support that builds institutional communications and advocacy capabilities, as well as developing the networking and profile-raising skills of organization's leaders. The project will facilitate collaboration between groups and enhance the ability of CSOs to represent their constituencies and further their cause nationally and internationally.

The overall objective of Democracy, Leadership and Communication is to bring about meaningful change by building the capacity of CSOs to be more responsive to the needs of their communities and to be better prepared to represent their concerns at national and international level. The project's specific objectives are to: a) build the capacity of CSOs to raise awareness, advocate, and communicate; b) ensure CSOs are more responsive to the needs of their constituents and are better able to represent their aspirations; and, c) cultivate increased collaboration between CSOs nationally and internationally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and delivery of participative strategic communications planning workshops that will lead to more effective advocacy and awareness campaigns focused at target audiences;
  • Distance and in-person mentoring of beneficiary groups to ensure learning is put into practice;
  • Design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan to measure outputs, outcomes and impact in collaboration with regional project director and monitoring and evaluation specialists;
  • Work with senior staff to maintain and improve the quality of all training and outputs;
  • Ensure that the Democracy, Leadership and Communication project is well managed and is delivering effective and relevant interventions within the country;
  • Ensure that grant commitments are adhered to and delivered according to work plan, budget and project timeline while maintaining overall quality of the work;
  • Ensure timely and accurate program reporting from local beneficiary organizations and overall project reporting to the donor;
  • Ensure the proper training and oversight of local beneficiary organizations on sub-grant management to ensure they comply with laws and specific project components;
  • Hire and manage international and local staff and consultants according to IWPR policy and employment regulations including equal opportunities policies;
  • Ensure appropriate working conditions and consider at all times the safety and security of staff and consultants;
  • Working with program finance officer, support the management of project finances and ensure that appropriate financial safeguards are in place;
  • Collaborate with IWPR programme and development staff on grant writing and development of Latin America office programming;
  • Undertake other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Program Director.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Requirements:

Work experience:

  • Previous experience working in a development or human rights organization;
  • Significant experience in facilitating participative strategic planning workshops with small/ community-based organizations;
  • Significant experience of developing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects;
  • Experience managing staff and consultants;
  • Experience working in restrictive political environments highly desirable;
  • Experience working with the media desirable;

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of work experience and training;
  • Master's degree in international development or management and administration, with international focus preferred;

Skills:

  • Extensive management and coordination skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation techniques and best practices;
  • Significant skill in drafting comprehensive reports, by organizing, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and developing recommendations;
  • Strong skills in communications and English writing in professional English skills;
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Capabilities:

  • A self-starter who can operate independently but is also able to work as part of a team;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines;.
  • Cultural sensitivity and flexibility for working with people from various different backgrounds;.
  • Motivated and results-oriented;.
  • Positive, proactive attitude;
  • Work with colleagues remotely across timezones.

Conditions:

  • Ability to work additional hours as project implementation requires;
  • Willingness to adapt to security measures needed to work in the region;
  • The post will be be on a 19 month consultancy basis;
  • First 60 days will constitute a trial period; continued work will be subject to successful completion of the trial period;
  • This position is pending final funding approval.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, a letter of motivation highlighting the skills and experiences that are most relevant to this position, and include your salary expectations to: america-latina@iwpr.net

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