Driver (open to Jordanian nationals only) - Amman (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - 47 min 21 sec ago
Application Deadline: 23 July 2014
Post Level: GS-3
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United States of America: Intern/ Project Assistant: NDI Tech/ ICT Programs (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 47 min ago
Organization: National Democratic Institute
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Aug 2014

Intern/Project Assistant: NDI tech / ICT Programs

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is looking for an intern with a passion for global political systems and technology to join the NDItech team as a Project Assistant. This is a paid internship available from April until the end of August, with the possibility of continuation during the academic year.

NDItech works around the globe with political experts in NDI’s 60+ field offices to design and support technology-enabled programs giving citizens more voice in their governments and aiding governments in being more responsive to their people. The NDItech team works to improve democratic institutions like political parties, civil society organizations, and legislatures by applying locally-appropriate technology to increase transparency, open new channels of dialogue, and empower activist organizing and advocacy.

Interns/Project Assistants at NDI are given substantive responsibilities and are expected to be professional contributors to the wide-ranging efforts of this small team. Interns/Project Assistants need to be disciplined self-starters who can accept assignments and run with them, occasionally under pressure; they also need to know when to seek guidance before proceeding. Interns/Project Assistants are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI and across DC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Investigate new technologies relevant to civil society, document their use and identify applications relevant for NDI programs;
  • Assist in field project design, implementation, testing, documentation and evaluation;
  • Assist with research requests, including technology profiles of targeted countries;
  • Coordinate logistics, organization and filming of NDI’s Tech4Dem speaker series;
  • Coordinate logistics and invitations for public events and engage in community networking;
  • Attend external events as a NDItech representative; take notes and report;
  • Monitor technology media, including Twitter, and prepare summary clips;
  • Keep up with and report on best practices in technology and democracy;
  • Write easy-to-understand instructions and manuals for technology tools;
  • Coordinate the team’s internal communications;
  • Actively contribute to the NDItech blog (https://demworks.org);
  • Actively contribute to the @NDItech Twitter and Tech4Dem Facebook accounts;
  • Coordinate administrative tasks such as travel authorizations and reconciliations.

Comments

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample such as a blog post or op-ed on any topic pertaining to technology and democracy. If you are on Twitter and would care to please share your handle. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Non-US citizens applying for internships and entry-level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please apply on-line through NDI's website at: www.ndi.org/careers!

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required with coursework in political science, international studies and/or computer science;
  • Passion for learning about new technologies demonstrated through experience experimenting with new tools or software
  • Experience with web and database technologies; Drupal and/or Salesforce experience a plus;
  • Experience with graphic design or data visualization tools a plus;
  • Experience with software development or testing a plus;
  • Experience in planning events;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in both formal (donor reports) and informal (blogging, social media) styles;
  • Commitment to identified best practices that work toward sustainability using technology in the international development sector;
  • Ability to prioritize between multiple projects and complete them in a timely fashion - and follow up with supervisor on conflicting deadlines and priorities;
  • Effective team player, ability to manage requests from multiple individuals;
  • Political, campaign, legislative, organization or NGO experience highly desired;
  • Fluency in a language other than English and/or time living overseas highly desired;
  • Background in programming or systems administration a plus but not required.
  • Candidates who are able to work 30+ hours a week will be considered favorably. PI80678877

How to apply:

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Papua New Guinea: Village Assembly Strengthening Project Manager – PNG (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 25 min ago
Organization: CARE Australia
Country: Papua New Guinea
Closing date: 27 Jul 2014

  • Fixed term – 10 months with the possibility of extension
  • Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

CARE Australia on behalf of CARE International is looking to fill the position of Village Assembly Strengthening (VAS) Project Manager in Papua New Guinea. The VAS Project aims to build the organisational capacity of local government within selected districts, incorporating gender equity and youth involvement, and supporting the development of accountable and participatory planning processes in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. The VAS Project Manager is responsible for development and management of the VAS activities and will lead the implementation, quality, and coordination of the project.

Your relevant tertiary qualifications and program management experience in international development will be highly regarded. Your experience in community planning and accountability tools and your ability to monitor and track budgets and expenditure, and produce accurate and timely financial reports will be complemented by your ability to manage, mentor and build the capacity of a small team and your ability to build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.

To view the Candidate Information Pack and complete the online Application Cover Sheet, please visit the CARE Australia website www.care.org.au/vacancies


How to apply:

To apply, please email a brief statement addressing the Selection Criteria (found within the Candidate Information Pack) along with your current CV to: jobs@care.org.au

Applications close:Midnight, 27 July 2014

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Chief of Party, Voices for All Activity - IREX - Nicaragua (source: The Communication Initiative Network)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:13
VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION Organisation:  IREX Location: 

Nicaragua

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ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Submission Instructions: 

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Myanmar: Project Manager, Myanmar (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:09
Organization: CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 31 Jul 2014

WORK CONTEXT

In 2012 CESVI celebrated the tenth anniversary in Myanmar.
Main focus of CESVI's interventions is Community Empowerment with integrated actions on Health, Livelihood, Wash and Environment. CESVI's volume of activities and operational capacity in Myanmar have been increasing in the last years, now reaching around 500.000 beneficiaries with a team of more than 240 staff. CESVI is currently working in two States (Northern Shan and Kachin) and four Regions (Magway, Sagaing, Mandalay and Yangon) with a total of 23 Townships and more than 1.000 villages covered. CESVI is operating from a main Country Office in Yangon, Area Offices in PyinOoLwin and Magway and Field Offices in almost every Township.

In 2013 Cesvi started a collaboration with ECHO in order to improve access to health and WASH services for IDPs living in Kachin State. This year the intervention will focus on WASH and shelters. This action falls under CESVI's WASH and Environment Country program.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The collaboration will start in July 2014. It will last 12 months, with an initial contract of 6 months renewable based on performance.
The incumbent will based in Bhamo with regular monitoring and supervision visits to the camps, and travels to the coordination office in Yangon (about the 20% of her/his time).

The PM will be responsible for:

  • detailed planning and coordination of all project activities
  • monitoring and supervision of the project activities
  • reporting
  • sound funds management
    The PM will be also involved in assessment and project identification both in Kachin and in other regions of the country if requested by the CR and the W/ESC

He/she will check and make sure the projects’ activities fulfil the scheduled objectives, especially:
a) coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the activities,
b) ensuring that such activities meet with the Country regulations and the donor’s requirements
c) ensuring that the specific project’s procedures are followed: Field Manual M&E Guidelines, ,
d) ensuring that the Organization’s procedures and regulations are accomplished (Security Manual, Overseas Offices Administration Manual, Logistics Manual, Visibility and Communication Manual).

S/he works under the supervision of and in tight coordination with the W/E Sector Coordinator for all the aspects related to the technical implementation of the action

S/he actively participates to Cesvi and partners coordination activities at the field level in Bhamo with other agencies, and in Yangon if necessary or requested by the W/ESC and CR.

S/he has the overall responsibility of project management, planning and execution of all project components and related project activities, ensuring that objectives and expected results are fully and timely achieved as of project documentation

S/he produces detailed work plans, ensures project components are integrated and project activities are coordinated within the program

S/he produces timely financial planning and budget monitoring documents.

S/he produces cash flow analysis and all other relevant financial and administrative documentation in close coordination with the Country Admin.

S/he produces or supervises the production of procurement documentation in strict compliance with Cesvi and donors’ procedures, produces or supervises the production of suppliers’ contracts and other documentation such as procurement plans

S/he is responsible of to the efficient organization of the Bhamo office, the proper filing of hard and soft copy of documentation and the correct storing of all documents.

S/he ensures timely delivery of project reports (narrative and financial)

S/he produces project presentations and project briefing, and other necessary and/or required documents concerning project activities.

The PM works in close coordination of the Country Representative (CR) and the Wash/Environment Sector Coordinator and works in close collaboration with other CESVI’s international and national staff in the Country.
The direct responsible is the HQ’s Desk Officer.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Master in engineering, economy or environment-related fields, or equivalent working experience in related fields

Minimum three years of management experience in WASH and Shelters projects in developing countries in rural areas

Experience in conducting/managing assessments, KAP surveys, baselines and other field researches, including project development, and strong reporting skills.

Experience in Emergency response and ECHO funded project in particular

Demonstrated experience in budget control and financial monitoring, as well as in applying standard admin, personnel, procurement policies and procedures

Demonstrated communication skills with ability to work closely with staff, local partners, government structures and beneficiaries

Fluency English - written and spoken

Proficiency in standard computer applications.

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES

Experience in Myanmar and/or Southeast Asia

Experience in implementing community-based interventions, and in working with vulnerable communities, and exposure to participatory approaches

Experience in supervising multi-cultural staff and demonstrated ability to work in a team

Experience in using standard M&E tools and practices


How to apply:

To apply please visit: http://www.cesvi.org/24_2014-pm-mya

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South Sudan: SMART Capacity Building Coordinator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:44
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Republic of South Sudan, Field based (roving)

Contract duration: 6 months

Starting date in-country: 1st July 2014 or ASAP

Direct Line Manager:Regional SMART Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: HQ Nutrition Advisor

Start date: 1st July 2014

End date: 31st Dec 2014

Context & Responsibilities:

Since 2007, ACF-Canada has been leading initiatives in SMART (Standardised Monitoring Assessment in Relief and Transition) and has trained over 550 health workers in 20 countries on how to apply this methodology when conducting nutrition and mortality surveys.

ACF-CA acts as the SMART project convenor for the Global Nutrition cluster. The SMART initiatives are targeted towards all humanitarian and development agencies conducting surveys and using the methodology. On behalf of all agencies, ACF-CA is directly involved in the development and dissemination of standardised training tools to build essential skills in SMART and to provide ongoing technical assistance to nutrition agencies during the survey process.

In order to have an extensive surveillance system country wide in South Sudan ACF aims to provide during the initial phase of the Surveillance and Evaluation Team (SET) project technical support to nutrition partners, who are already implementing program in areas where the nutrition situation needs to be monitored. Moreover, to facilitate a comprehensive system throughout the country, ACF will base the support on small scale surveys (based on SMART methodology) approach and RNA methodology.

The position is aimed to support in building capacity of the partners and Ministry of Health to carry out small scale surveys independently to maintain the surveillance of the nutrition situation in South Sudan, during the conflict, as best possible considering the access and the security. This support will be done through the Technical Survey Working Group (TSWG) of the Nutrition cluster toward strengthening of survey capacities among partners who have planned and funded surveys in their area of intervention. Depending on the needs, the support could vary, for instance it could consist of building capacity of survey professionals in South Sudan (trainings), or providing technical support for the validation of agencies survey protocols/results within the TSWG.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional SMART Coordinator based in Nairobi, and in close collaboration with Action Against Hunger South Sudan, the Global SMART technical team based in Toronto, Canada and nutrition agencies in South Sudan your responsibilities will be:

Respond to Humanitarian Survey Needs

Respond to humanitarian survey needs in the current SET project on short notice when the security situation is permissible. This includes, but is not limited to the following tasks:

  • In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition cluster, Technical Survey
  • Working Group and all nutrition partners strengthen the nutrition information systems in South Sudan to contribute to information availability and feed to the regular humanitarian bulletins, IPC classifications etc.
  • Provide support in the identification and articulation of the survey needs of nutrition agencies in South Sudan, particularly during humanitarian crisis and prioritizing the 28 Counties that have been designated by the Cluster.
  • Provide technical on-the-ground or remote support to partners implementing Small Scale SMART surveys, notably for initial survey planning, sampling strategy, recruitment and training of survey teams, technical support for data analysis, and validation of reports.
  • Coordinate with Nutrition cluster, Nutrition partners and other nutrition coordination mechanisms such as Technical Survey Working Group on the necessary human and financial resources required to undertake the surveys.
  • Ensure collaboration with key governmental authorities (Ministry of Health) and other relevant groups (e.g. nutrition agencies, UNICEF, other INGO’s).
  • Support to stakeholders in ensuring training, supervision and data collected from the quarterly Food Security Monitoring Systems and more specifically the nutrition indicators is of good quality.

Training and Development

Identify, develop, deliver and evaluate training and capacity building events related to Small Scale SMART as they conform to the ACF work plan and inter-agency priority needs, including the following tasks:

  • Work closely with ACF South Sudan and the Regional SMART Coordinator based in Nairobi in the development and implementation of SMART and customized Small Scale SMART for South Sudan Crisis situation.
  • Carry out national learning needs assessment with stakeholders to inform programming, future capacity building needs and long term strategy for SMART in South Sudan
  • Lead supervisor level and survey-manager level trainings and/or workshops
  • Apply monitoring tools and indicators to measure training results.
  • Provide technical guidance and support in SMART nutrition agencies and Government counterparts in the development of training and support tools that will ensure capacity building for individuals and agencies working in nutrition.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for the continued development and improvement of the SMART methodology and any methodological updates.
  • Keep up to date with developments in training styles, techniques and resources to ensure appropriate and effective training delivery.

Representation, Coordination and Communication

  • Act as a technical point of contact and representative of SMART to all nutrition agencies in South Sudan
  • Give presentations on behalf of SMART during various events in order to raise awareness on the methodology to the general population and share SMART experiences.
  • Engage with a range of in-country consortia and coordination groups, while assisting the Nutrition Survey Working Group in South Sudan in order to better understand country level needs.
  • Build a pool of SMART survey consultants for the Country who can be recommended to agencies.
  • Act as a focal point for the dissemination of information of nutrition information from SMART surveys for all of the country

Programme Development

  • In collaboration with ACF South Sudan, the development of concept notes, proposals and/or budget for the continuation of funds, future funding opportunities or for new project proposals, ensuring proposed outputs are aligned with programme outcomes and impacts.
  • Assist in grant seeking to diversify funding for SMART in South Sudan
  • Document and capitalize on best practices, evaluation outcomes and lessons learned for SMART stakeholders.

Financial and Resources Management

  • Prepare quality and timely narrative and financial reports on program achievements as per donor requirements.
  • Prepare reports as per required for cash requests and budget allocation for the donor.

General

  • Attend planning sessions, team meetings and annual performance reviews as required.
  • Pro-active exchange and collaboration with the ACF South Sudan, ACF-CA Regional and HQ team.
  • Keep up to date with technical nutrition developments within the humanitarian sector and share information with the ACF program team.
  • Ensure an on-going process of personal professional development and learning
  • Other duties as assigned

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Regional SMART Coordinator: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information
  • DCD Programs: General linkage and integration with SET Objectives
  • Other Field and technical Coordinators : exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach, especially with the SET)
  • SMART Team Canada: Technical Support

External

  • Technical Survey Working Group, South Sudan : exchange of information, collaboration, work planning
  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • Local medical authorities : exchange of information, coordination, influence on choice of technical options
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations : exchange of information

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Weekly/Monthly field activity reports
  • Survey reports
  • Donor reports

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate Degree in Nutrition/Public Health/Epidemiology/Statistics or a mix of relevant study and work experience

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • At least two-years of experience in undertaking nutrition and mortality surveys;
  • Knowledge of the following tools required: ENA and SMART
  • Strong facilitation skills for trainings, workshops and seminars
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and to multi-task
  • Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and coordination skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and coordination skills
  • Experience in result-based management and proposal writing
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluency in the English language

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge of the following tools preferred: EPI info and SPSS
  • Ability to develop training modules, innovative training tools and adult education skills that foster learning transfer

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/iyhCZE/SMART-Capacity-...

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Nigeria: Social Protection Program Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:39
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Abuja with frequent travel to Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria

Contract duration:24 months

Starting date in-country: 15 July 2014

Direct Line Manager:FSL Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: FSL Coordinator

Objective 1: Lead the coordination for and implementation of a cash-based five-year social protection program.

Oversee detailed planning and implementation of activities in collaboration with the consortium lead.

Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership coordination, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, FSL, etc.).

Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in Nigeria.

Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.

Reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring.

Support program budget design and updates; oversee budget monitoring and cash projections.

Supervise the annual program procurement plan, and monitor monthly progress.

Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc.

Prepare internal and external reports for ACF and the consortium lead, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2: Manage the program field team to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence.

Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E.

Approve and support the development of project procurement and work plans.

Conduct regular field visits advise and provide regular technical support to field-based program managers.

Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the consortium, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood in coordination with the consortium lead’s technical advisors.

Recruit, evaluate and coach program technical staff.

Objective 3: Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities.

Compile monthly program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, market price monitoring, and quantitative indicator follow-up.

Review reports and gauge program progress against logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and consortium reporting standards.

Review program budget follow up with the Finance Coordinator to ensure adherence to workplan.
Validate procurement requests before submission to the logistics department.

Follow up logistics requirements in coordination with the Logistics Coordinator.

Ensure that all program-related data and information is correct, updated, organized and accessible to the country program, HQ and other key stakeholders, and that lessons learnt and best practice are documented.

Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.

Develop reports for the consortium lead and the donor.

Objective 4: Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program and the wider social protection sector at federal and state levels.

Coordinate with ACF and partner technical and support departments to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.

Represent ACF with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders including a lead NGO, an external research team, and various experts.

Represent ACF Nigeria in the consortium’s monthly Technical Working Group.

Participate, if requested, in the Program Management Unit of the consortium.

Undertake additional coordination as requested by the Country Director and the FSL Coordinator.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

Masters of Arts or Science/Bac+5/6 (or higher) in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Food and Nutrition Policy, Economics or related.

Focus on social protection preferred.

Similar Bachelor’s degrees profiles to be considered with two additional years of work experience.

Two years’ experience in humanitarian or development contexts, with at least 1 year managing or coordinating a social protection or safety nets project in a developing country.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills in English

Team management, budget management and representation experience

Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, oral and written communications, and MS Office computer skills

Experience in assessment, monitoring and evaluation

Experience working with national teams

Familiarity with statistical or data collection and analysis software (SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)


How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/eqv9ZB/Social-Protecti...

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South Sudan: Survey Program Manager - SET (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:35
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Republic of South Sudan, Field based (roving)

Contract duration: 8 months

Starting date in-country: June 1st

Training requirements: M Sc. in statistics, nutrition or related fields

Direct Line Manager: Surveillance and Evaluation Team (SET) Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: Nutrition Coordinator

Start date: June 1st

End date: Dec 31st 2014

Objective 1: Definition of Surveillance system strategy:

In collaboration with SET Coordinator, and Nutrition Cluster partners, to contribute to the identification of nutrition survey/assessment areas and activities according to needs and capacities
As per the South Sudan Nutrition Cluster Survey guidelines, and the SET strategy, to design the small scale survey methodology

Objective 2: Management of Survey team:

  • Supervision of survey team including: training, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Training and building the technical capacity of the survey team and partners.

Objective 3: Perform Nutrition assessment:

  • The Survey Manager is responsible for conducting surveys/assessment and ensuring their methodological and scientific soundness data analysis and reporting.
  • Design the survey (Terms of Reference). Based on request of the Nutrition Cluster Survey guidelines, and the SET strategy, the SET Survey Manager is in charge of the designing of assessments and surveys: to write the terms of reference, to select the tools and methods, the type of informants and/or sampling, selection of villages for field work, writing guidelines and set up time frame, working days needed, logistics planning and any special tools needed (GPS, map, camera…).
  • Field work – data collection: Collection of information at field level. Different tools and methodologies can be used, depending on the needs and type of the survey e.g. focuses group discussion, PRA, face-to-face meetings, questionnaires etc. The survey team will systematically provide the team training before the field work to test the questionnaire and methodology and to ensure that the team adheres to guidelines, protocols and methodologies in place
  • Collection of background and general information: The manager is in charge of the scientific quality of the research. S/he will organize for the field officers access to books, reports, key informants interviews, local authorities, etc, according to the needs of the research.
  • Analysis and processing of information: Particular attention will be paid to the nature of the data to be collected. Main tools used for data processing are SPSS, ENA by SMART and Excel. The manager will assist and lead the team in data entry and analysis.
  • Reporting / restitution: The manager writes the final survey report. S/he is the guaranty of the scientific quality of the final work. A report should always end with recommendations and, if needed, suggestions for further researches.
  • Archiving: The manager keeps records/ archives all reports and the data collected.

Objective 4: Collaboration within ACF team:

  • Collaboration with Technical Coordinators and Program Managers and any other ACF resource people in order to ensure the coherence of ACF activities and reports.
  • Follow up of program budget in liaison with the SET Coordinator
  • Follow up of the logistics requirements of the SET survey team with the Logistics Department and SET Log staff
  • Participation in the program strategy, narrative and financial parts of project proposals

Objective 5: External coordination:

  • Representation of ACF to government authorities, UN agencies, partner NGOs and community leaders at the county, payam and boma levels.

Objective 6: Reporting:

  • All technical reports for external release – ie. nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, and nutrition surveillance: reports are validated by relevant Technical Advisor from NY.
  • Reports on any training session and/or workshop organized by ACF on evaluation.
  • Monthly reports to be sent to SET Coordinator
  • Donors reports: interim and final reports to be sent to the SET Coordinator
  • End of mission report to be sent to HR Coordinator and Country Director.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • SET Coordinator : hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information
  • Administrative Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters
  • HR Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on recruitment, training and, if need be, on team management problems
  • Others Program Managers: SET program managers : exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)
  • Deputy PM : direct supervision

External

  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • Local medical authorities : exchange of information, coordination, influence on choice of technical options
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations : exchange of information

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly field activity reports
  • Survey reports
  • Assessment reports

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in statistics, nutrition or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in nutrition assessments and surveys as well as humanitarian work.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent knowledge of SMART, LQAS, CSAS, SQUEAC methodologies
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in nutrition program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and training provision.
  • Good management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent in influencing and negotiation skills.

PREFERRED

  • Strong understanding of nutrition information system, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Flexible personality and good negotiation skills.
  • Willing for frequent travel to monitor activities.
  • Easily integrate with remote areas living conditions.

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/N4958k/Survey-Program-...

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South Sudan: WASH Programme Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:28
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Juba, South sudan

Contract duration: 6 months

Starting date in-country: 1st July 2014 or ASAP

Direct Line Manager:Wash Coordinator- Cholera Emergency Response Team

Technical Supervisor: Wash Coordinator- Cholera Emergency Response Team

Start date:June 2014

End date: December 2014

Objective 1: To ensure implementation of integrated ACF-USA WASH Strategy :

The WASH Programme Manager is responsible for :

  1. Management of the project cycle for WASH projects
  2. Plan and implement the WASH M & E
  3. Control the quality of the programme for which he/she is responsible
  4. Participate in relevant coordination forums and coordinate ACF activities with other actors

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

  • Ensure the quality of the need assessment and technical assessment
  • Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH construction activities according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment
  • Develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training
  • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues relating to the management of the program, and inform the hierarchy accordingly
  • Ensure post-implementation monitoring of ACF WASH structures
  • Plan and manage emergency responses; and prioritize activities according to humanitarian needs

Objective 2: To supervise and build the capacity WASH program staff at field bases:

The WASH Programme Manager is responsible for :

  1. Plan and manage the activities of the WASH team
  2. Evaluation of the skill level and technical competence of the ACF WASH teams
  3. Identification of training needs
  4. Skills development for ACF colleagues in his/her programme

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

  • Supervision of the WASH program staff: induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation
  • Capacity building of WASH staff and mentoring of WASH Program Officers and Deputy PMs: developing training plan, 1 on 1 mentoring, providing periodic trainings for staff.
  • Recruitment of new WASH staff as needs arise.
  • Overseeing the work of WASH program staff in order to ensure good compliance of activities within the objectives of the mission and of proposals - this includes regular visits to the field sites in order to evaluate achievements; to discuss the constraints encountered, the possible solutions and to make recommendations for current and future programs
  • Evaluation of WASH program staff as per the defined schedule

Objective 3: To ensure proper reporting of the programs:

The WASH Programme Manager is responsible for:

  1. Weekly, monthly and quarterly internal and external reports
  2. Submitting inputs for donors reports on time
  3. Completion of quality monitoring and evaluation reports

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

  • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program staff and WASH Coordinator
  • Track the progress of activities, ensure the collecting of program indicators
  • Monthly ACF WASH report to be sent to the WASH Coordinator – which includes an overview of the WASH situation , external coordination update, achievements for the past month and objectives for the following month
  • Weekly base level reporting to the Head of Base
  • Organize the M & E activities (KAP, baseline surveys, etc) and submit the quality report on time
  • Prepare handover report as necessary to replacement
  • End of mission report to be sent to WASH Coordinator

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Participation in weekly base team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings
  • Follow up of WASH program budgets in liaison with the WASH coordinator, Admin and HoB to ensure budget expenditure is inline with program objectives and timeline
  • Follow up of logistics requirements for WASH programs in liaison with the Head of Base
  • Ensure program integration through regular meetings and joint planning with other program departments.

External

  • Participate in WASH Coordination meeting held at county and state levels
  • Maintain ACFs position as a leader within the state and county WASH sector.
  • Develop WASH contacts with other NGOs and technical bodies
  • Assess feasibility of ACF technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies, specifically the Ministry of Water and Resources and Irrigation.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly field activity reports
  • Monthly & quarterly donor reports as required by each grant
  • Weekly contribution to project sitreps
  • Participate in donor reports
  • Monitoring and evaluation reports

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Water Engineering/Construction Engineering/Public Health with experience in water, sanitation, hygiene and health education projects.

OR

  • Relevant degree with at least 3 years experience in project management, preferably in a humanitarian context.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Interest and/or experience in hygiene education and training and/or community led methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications
  • Good management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience in developing world context
  • This person should have a strong understanding of project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation.

PREFERRED

  • Prior ACF WASH experience or at least 2 years with a humanitarian organization carrying out WASH activities.
  • Familiarity with donor reporting and regulations (ECHO , OFDA, and others )
  • Prior experience in EP&R

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/4xXgxp/WASH-Programme-...

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South Sudan: Head of Base (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:22
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): South Sudan / Juba

Contract duration: 6 months

Starting date in-country: July 2014

Training requirements: Induction

Direct Line Manager: Logistics Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: Logistics Coordinator, Finance Coordinator

Start date: June 2014

End date: Dec 2014

General objective:

The Head of Base is responsible for coordinating, consolidating, and ensuring smooth implementation of and adherence to logistic, human resource, administration and security procedures in ACF bases in South Sudan.

Objective 1: Support for the human resource management of the base

  • To ensure the exact and exhaustive payment of the monthly salaries for the staff in the project base
  • In collaboration with the HRCo, regular update of the staff database and of the staff files
  • To ensure the implementation of the staff regulation in the project base.
  • Manage the relationship with relevant authorities for administrative issues (i.e. Labour Office, RRC)
  • Ensuring the daily needs of the staff residing in the compound is met in line with ACF policy. This includes organizing meals preparation and living arrangements, such as cleaning and laundry.
  • Responsible for following up on administration and HR issues with the respective coordinators
  • To ensure that each disciplinary action is justified, compliant to the law and staff regulation, and validated by the HR Coordinator
  • To ensure the proper communication within the base concerning administrative staff information, and communication of memos from Coordination Team.
  • Supervision of the project support staff: recruitment, induction, job description, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Ensure good planning of R&R and leave for all staff of base in collaboration with relevant managers.

Objective 2: Support for the finances of the bases

  • Monthly treasury forecast for the base: Consolidation and validation of the treasury forecast of the base and forwarding to Juba finance, follow-up with Finance Manager.
  • Responsible for any financial authorization of the expenses done on the base in compliance with the monthly treasury forecast
  • Responsible for the monthly cashbook in order to ensure that all items are charged to correct budgets (SAGA); assist with update of SAGA when necessary; cash counts once per month per base.
  • Participation in the financial management of the base in collaboration with the Finance Coordinator and Finance Manager to ensure the financial visibility and compliance of the base.
  • Ensure that the monthly accountancy is submitted in accordance to the mission deadlines

Objective 3: Support for the logistics of the base

  • Responsible for correct ACF KitLog3 procedures are followed, in consultation with LogCo at all times.
  • To ensure ACF procedures and donor guidelines for procurement and equipment/asset management are enforced, and understood by all relevant staff.
  • To contribute to/provide regular feedback to Project Procurement Plans as well as Supply Plan and to contribute to mission logistics strategy and equipment planning.
  • To review, together with Log, Admin, and Program all PRs, ensure that they are correctly recorded into the PFU and communicated to Log Co
  • To ensure supply chain management on base (PFU, stock report, transport planning, etc dissemination, timeliness and clarity) is organized and monitored.
  • To ensure correct, transparent selection of supply, services, works and rental contracts.
  • To ensure the setup and monitoring of correct stock management (storage conditions, stock movements, stock reports, expiration dates, etc.)
  • To ensure transportation and movement procedures for staff, activities and deliveries from/to Base are organized and monitored.
  • To ensure that logistics files (including Purchase Dossiers) are correctly filed and sent to capital on monthly basis.
  • To supervise the organization and planning of vehicles and staff movement
  • Review and edit Monthly Logistics Report, as prepared by Base Logistician, (including narrative, and PFUs, Stock Reports, Fleet Cost Report, Base Asset List, in-kind donations, maintenance/ rehabilitation report, communication report, and any other relevant documentation.

Objective 4: Support for base security management and management of National Security with the Logistics Coordinator and HoM

  • Responsible for the safety and security of the Base, including staff and assets.
  • Support the Log Co in collecting information for context and risk analysis
  • Implementation of security procedures in compliance with ACF guidelines and policies as well as approved base security plan.
  • Briefing ACF staff on local context and security
  • To prepare/submit incident reports to Log Co/ CD and manage security incidents/evacuations and medical evacuations in collaboration with them.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Direct Line Manager : Logistics Coordinator
  • Technical Supervisors: Logistics Coordinator, Finance Coordinator
  • Security Reference: LogCo, CD
  • Line manage: 1 log officer; 1 Finance/HR officer;

External

  • Labour office
  • Relief and rehabilitation commission
  • Other govt. departments as needed

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Weekly and monthly situation reports, movement plans and leave plans
  • Monthly accountancy and logistic reports (PFU, Stock report etc.)and cash forecasts
  • Incident reporting
  • Others as assigned by the mission within the scope of the role

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education / specific degree / special skills:
  • 1 year of Humanitarian experience in comparative position internationally + 2 years of professional experience (non-humanitarian in logistics of finance related field) + undergraduate degree Or 3 years of professional experience in logistics/finance related field in management role + 1 year of international work experience in comparative security context + Master degree in logistics field
  • Previous experience in managing teams and coordinating with other sectors
  • Proven experience in managing supply chain, equipment, and fleet in humanitarian context
  • 1 year of international work experience in managing security in South Sudan/comparative security context
  • Good general knowledge in IT, mechanic, radio & satellite communications
  • Excellent finance management; specifically budget management (usually multiple budgets).
  • Excellent communication and representative skills (written, oral, cross-cultural)Team spirit and leadership skills
  • Capacity to multitask and excellent organization skills

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Humanitarian field experience requested: See above
  • Languages: English: strong, oral / written

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/0u9cfc/Head-Of-Base.ht...

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Pakistan: Logistics Coordinator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:17
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Islamabad, Pakistan with frequent visit to the field

Contract duration: 12 months

Direct Line Manager: Country Director

Technical Supervisor: Logistic Advisor

Start date: October 2014

General Objective:

Secure deeply logistical performance and coordination at mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support.

Objective 1: Contribute to the definition of mission strategy

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • developing a logistics strategy for the mission
  • making logistics data available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy
  • producing high quality and timely logistics contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies

Objective 2: Coordinate logistics at national level

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • implementing ACF logistics regulations throughout the mission and ensuring compliance with them
  • the quality of the logistics service provided throughout the mission
  • leading and optimising logistical activities at mission level
  • ensuring that logistical commitments made to funding agencies are respected
  • producing timely and high quality logistics reporting for the mission
  • anticipating and flagging up logistics-related risks

Objective 3: Collaborate with headquarters in the management of international transport

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • working with headquarters on the definition of incoterms
  • selection of freight agent and contract management
  • reception of merchandise and customs clearance

Objective 4: Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in logistics with the mission's partners

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the risk analysis in logistical matters submitted by the bases
  • defining with partners the modes of logistics management in the framework of joint projects
  • validating the logistical aspects of partnership conventions and agreements
  • taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative logistics management practices in the framework of partnerships

Objective 5: Prevent and manage fraud and corruption

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • identifying the risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and putting in place preventative and monitoring mechanisms
  • making his/her team aware of the risks of fraud and corruption
  • alerting the Country Director to cases of fraud and corruption and undertaking corrective action
  • putting in place and monitoring recommendations arising from the day-to-day control and audits

Objective 6: Manage the Logistics team in capital and be support/technical Manager for Logistics Manager in the bases

The Log Co is responsible for:

  • the day-to-day management of his/her team (guidance, follow-up, motivation…)
  • evaluating the performance and developing the skills of his/her team members
  • management of the teams for which s/he is support/technical Manager

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Line managed by the Country Director,
  • Logistics Advisor for technical support
  • Manages Log Cap, Procurement Officer and Fleet manager
  • Matrix manager for the Head of Bases

External

  • Suppliers
  • Authorities
  • INGOs: Coordination, collaboration, information sharing, cross learning
  • UN agencies: Coordination, collaboration, advocacy

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly field activity reports
  • Donor reports as required by each grant
  • Weekly contribution to project sitreps
  • Monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Assessment reports (LAT)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Logistics, Business, Engineering or other related field
Advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in Logistics, Humanitarian Studies or similar
At least 5 years of international professional experience in a similar role and for a comparative size mission

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Evidence of practical experience in logistics management and coordination within the field of supply chain management (procurement, tendering, contracting, clearance, transport, warehousing, etc.), fleet/ transport management and asset management, distribution support.
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, PCM, and stress management).
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Good general knowledge in IT, mechanics and engineering, radio and satellite.
  • Experience of the management of budgets and the ability to prepare timely, complete and accurate reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, USAID, CIDA etc.).
  • Evidence of the ability to plan for, and conduct training in all areas of logistics for national and international staff (suitable to staff knowledge level).
  • Well-organized, able to multitask, and rigorous.
  • High sense of diplomacy with authorities.

PREFERRED

  • Previous experience in living and working in insecure and volatile contexts.
  • Proven ability to work in multi-donor short term contract situations.
  • Previous experience with ACF preferred.

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/x9eyJt/Logistics-Coord...

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Uganda: Nutrition Coordinator (Nut Co) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:12
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Kampala with 30% travel to the field

Contract duration: 12 months

Starting date in-country: August 2014

* Please note that this position is subject to funding under a grant currently being pursued

The Nutrition Coordinator (NUT-CO) is a member of the coordination team of ACF mission in Uganda.

He/she provides strategic guidance to the mission in all matters related to nutrition.

He / she is responsible for:

1) developing a nutrition strategy of the mission

2) representing ACF in nutrition fora

3) Leading advocacy and communication activities

4) Ensuring qualitative implementation of nutrition projects

5) Promoting mainstreaming of nutrition sensitiveness in all ACF programs.

Objective 1: Design and development of the nutrition strategy of the mission.

  • Lead the assessment and analysis of the national context in terms of nutritional issues (severe and moderate acute malnutrition and chronic malnutrition issues), with particular regard to the underlying causes, seasonal and geographic trends, linkages and correlation with other Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), healthcare, and resilience aspects. Keep him/herself informed on trends and changes in the context.
  • Analyze and understand national policies and positioning of donors and stakeholders (other organizations, research institutions) with regards to their strategy to address nutrition issues, coverage and gaps.
  • Based on the above, identify potential areas where ACF capacities and competences might contribute to address malnutrition issues in the country.
  • In collaboration with mission field teams, HQ Nut Advisor and the Country Director, the NUT-CO is responsible for the design of a realistic and effective nutrition strategy of the mission.
  • Lead the process of designing operational plans for the implementation of the said strategy with clear indicators of achievement, timeframes and resources needed.
  • In collaboration with the coordination team, Country Director and with technical support from HQ Nut Advisors, take the lead in developing proposal to be submitted to donors for funding of nutrition approaches; and / or contribute to multi-sectoral proposal development in collaboration with the Country Director and other Technical Coordinators.
  • Ultimately, be responsible for the implementation of the above mentioned strategy, for leading processes and activities according to coherent approaches, ensuring qualitative delivery, monitoring of progresses and proposing corrective measures and periodical revision of the strategy.

Performance indicators

Design and development of a clear, innovative and implementable mission strategy in nutrition.

Objective 2: Represent ACF in national and regional fora.

  • Represent ACF in nutrition/health meetings at capital level and on the field, when delegating is not feasible.
  • Ensure that PMs coordinate on a regular basis with all relevant partners at local level and participate to monthly technical coordination forum.
  • In coordination with the CD, represents ACF nutrition programs (those in Uganda but also those in other Countries when lessons learnt and best practices are deemed relevant also for the Ugandan context) vis-a-vis donors and stakeholder.
  • In coordination with the CD, participates in the representation vis-à-vis donors with the objective of raising funds for new programs at national level.
  • Coordinate, exchange information and collaborate with homologues of other missions of ACF in the region.

Performance indicators

The NUT-CO is known by all main actors at both national and local level (MoH, UNICEF, NGOs) even when there is no direct partnership with them.

Objective 3: Advocacy and external communication.

  • Coordinate with health & nutrition government authorities at national level, NGOs, UN agencies and stakeholders.
  • Maintain a constant communication flow and debate with the HQ technical advisor on most relevant researches, studies and innovations available on the international scene which might be relevant to the Ugandan context.
  • Be the promoter for the dissemination (and the adoption) of new studies, researches, methodologies, products and innovations through the organization of workshops and debates with national stakeholders.
  • Maintain a constant communication flow and debate with the HQ technical advisor on the identification of nutrition issues which deserve to be brought to the attention of the general public, media, stakeholders and government institutions.
  • Be the promoter of alliances and movements with other stakeholders for the design and the development of advocacy and communication campaigns on thematic issues as mentioned above.
  • When deemed relevant, in consultation with the HQ technical advisor and with the involvement of other national stakeholders, be the promoter in the preparation of positions papers.
  • Participate and actively contribute to studies and researches both at national and regional level.
  • Contribute to national and regional debates and disseminate ACF International positions regarding nutritional issues.

Performance indicators

ACF in Uganda is regarded as a major stakeholder in nutrition for its capacity to promote innovative and effective approaches.

Objective 4: Overall management of the activities

  • Supervision of projects
  • Supervise the work of the field teams and provide formal constructive feedback. This includes (not exhaustive) the support in running activities ranging from CMAM, supplementary feeding, capacity building of counterparts, IYCF and micronutrient supplementation campaigns.
  • Supervise the evolution of the projects and re-orient them if needed; in coordination with the Country Director and the HQ technical advisor, negotiate with donor any eventual amendment.
  • Carry visits to the field, including visits at community level, courtesy calls to local authorities and briefings with teams; provide formal feedbacks. Indicatively, at least two weeks every two months should be spent in the field. Before every field visit a ToR must be shared with the Project Managers, EMERGENCY-CO and TECH-CO. CD is in copy of the communication.
  • Technical support, coaching and training.
  • Ensure technical support and capacity building of the teams through coaching, technical updates, training (ToTs) and ad hoc technical sessions.
  • Nutrition mainstreaming in non-nutrition projects.
  • Ensure orientation, trainings and coaching of non-nutrition staff of ACF to ensure that nutrition sensitiveness is embedded in all phases of the design and implementation of WASH, DRM/Resilience and FSL projects.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that nutrition is mainstreamed into all projects of ACF in the Country starting from the project design to its implementation.
  • Coherence and quality of program.
  • Ensure that the technical protocols, manuals and guidelines used in the field are in line with ACF tools and with national guidelines.
  • Analyze the program activities and results with respect to international and national indicators (Sphere, MoH and ACF standards); propose modifications if need be, in collaboration with the HQ technical advisor.
  • Continuously collect data and information to keep him/herself informed on nutrition needs in different regions of the country; propose actions (assessments, surveys, program implementation) accordingly.
  • Organize evaluation / exploration missions, and keep aware of the evolution of the medical and nutritional situation in the most affected areas of the country. According the needs identified, propose feasible and effective actions to the CD.
  • Participate in the identification of potential source of funding and lead the identification of possible interventions. In collaboration with the team and under the technical guidance of the HQ technical advisor and the strategic supervision of the country director, lead the preparation of project proposal.

Performance indicators

Quality of ACF nutrition program.
Mainstreaming of nutrition into all projects of ACF in Uganda.

Objective 5: Reporting

  • In partnership with the HQ technical advisor and the CD, responsible for the elaboration of reports to donors according to contractual formats and deadlines.
  • Prepare technical monthly reports (compilation of the activities on the base(s) and activity report) with a qualitative look at the programs (sent to bases and to the HQ). Internal reports should include the activity progress report (APR) in respect with the mission format.
  • Validate documents and reports before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders. For external dissemination of reports, final validation by HQ and CD are requested.
  • Prepare reports on case studies and pilot projects to ensure appropriate follow up in evolution/changes of approaches.

Performance indicators

Timely and qualitative submission of reports with no feed-backs and complaints from donor.

Objective 6: Human Resources management and supervision

  • In collaboration with the HR department, ensure the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources for the nutrition department in order to ensure the retention and performance of motivated and competent staff.
  • Ensure that all nutrition personnel are evaluated at least once a year.
  • Ensure that the PMs follow the appropriate human resources procedures and rules for recruitments or any other HR activity.
  • Analyze and validate the organizational chart and TORs of the program department in collaboration with the HR department and the CD.

Performance indicators

Retention and personal satisfaction of qualified and motivated nutrition staff in the mission.

Internal & External Relationship

Internal

  • Country Director: Line manager.
  • Coordination team: Participation to the monthly ACF coordination meetings in Kampala.
  • Coordination team - Asst CD, LOG-CO and FIN-CO: exchange of information and collaboration on financial, logistic, HR and planning matters. Follow up of respective departments (supply requests, stocks, movements, budget and expense follow ups, recruitments).
  • Coordination team - TECH-CO and EMERGENCY-CO: exchange of information and collaboration on technical and planning matters. Mainstreaming nutrition on other projects.
  • HQ Nutrition Technical Advisor: technical referent and support. Communicates regularly (phone every week if possible). Exchange of information and ideas. Technical validation.
  • Project Managers: line management.

External

  • MoH; National level; Local governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, advocacy, influence on choice of technical options.
  • UNICEF : exchange of information, coordination, influence on choice of technical options.
  • Representatives of international organisations: exchange of information, partnering.

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/8wkAtW/Nutrition-Coord...

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Nicaragua: Communications Expert, Voices for All Activity (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:09
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board
Country: Nicaragua
Closing date: 11 Aug 2014

IREX logo verticalPosition:Communications Expert, Voices for All Activity

Location:Nicaragua

Reports To:Chief of Party

Division:Democracy, Governance, and Media Division

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Communications Expert to work on a USAID-funded Voices for All (VFA) Activity that aims to strengthen the presence of independent media through two major components: Internal activities that strengthen key media outlets and voices through grants and capacity building; and external activities that improve the media operating environment through alliances, research and policy analysis. The Communications Specialist will conduct and coordinate project communication activities, and will ensure that project staff and partners understand and implement the project communications strategy and adhere to communications guidelines.

The position is contingent on funding.

Citizens of Nicaragua are encouraged to apply

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and delivery of the program communications strategy
  • Develop content supporting program outreach through digital, visual and text platforms
  • Engage with partners to support their communications efforts as well as contributions to overall project outreach strategy
  • Provide required communications inputs to project reporting
  • Represent IREX publicly and support its organizational development

Skills and Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred

· Minimum 5 years of experience working on international donor-funded projects with responsibilities for communications, outreach campaigns, and media engagement

· Proficiency with social media, mobile platforms and multimedia content required

· Experience in Nicaragua and demonstrated understanding of the context required

· Outstanding verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills required

· Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility

· Proficiency in Spanish and English required


How to apply:

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Pakistan: Nutrition Survey Program Manager (PM) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:07
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Pakistan, ACF Field Bases

Contract duration: 6 Months

Starting date in-country: Mid-August, 2014

Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: Head of Department, Nutrition

Objective 1: To conduct Nutrition Smart surveys directly with field work and finalization of survey reports:

  • Identification and design of surveys activities according to needs/pre-decided workplans and capacities that includesSMART survey methodology and other nutrition surveys if needed.
  • The SMART surveys will be conducted District Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Dadu and one other distirct in Sindh Province.
  • Encouraging and facilitating an integrated approach to survey assessments.
  • Collection of background and general information and contextual information relevant to the survey. The Survey PM is incharge of the scientific quality of theSurvey. S/he will organize for the field officers access to books, reports, key informants interviews, local authorities, etc, according to the needs of the survey.
  • Responsible for the survey design: initial planning, selection of tools and methods, sampling, writing guidelines and set up time frame, working days needed, budget and logistics planning and any special tools and equipment needed. All these will be done in coordination with the line managers.
  • Lead the survey team in data collection (following designed methodology), data entry, analysis and processing of information (ENA for SMART, SPSS, Epi Info, MsExceletc.).
  • Produce survey analysis and reports and guaranty the quality of the final survey report, recommendations and the integrated collaboration with other ACF technical departments for contextual information.
  • To write quality technical reports for external release – i.e. nutrition surveys, rapid assessments, and coverage survey, ACF training sessions and/or workshops.
  • To disseminate findings among stakeholders, partners, ACF teams, etc.

Objective 2: To effectively manage surveys, teams and internal coordination:

  • The SMART survey program is required to be Managing all aspects of the SMART survey from planning, logistics, budgetting, team recruitment, training, coordination with DoH and ACF concerned staff. The PM will also be responsible to manage the Field work, quality of the survey, analysis and the report writing to finalization.
  • Management and Supervision of the survey/assessment teams including: induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Recruiting, Training and building of technical capacity of the surveys' team.
  • Collaboration with Deputy Country Director, Technical and Field Coordinators, and Program Managers and any other internal or external resource people in order to ensure the coherence of ACF activities and reports.
  • Collaboration with health authorities and Nutrition implementing partners via the head of Nutrition department.
  • Follow up of the budget allocated to survey activities in liaison with Administration/Finance
  • Arrangement and Follow up of the logistics requirements of the surveys' team with the Logistics Department and relevant HoBs and/or Field Cos
  • Participation in the program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals
  • Providing Survey department update in the Nutrition technical monthly report.
  • Analyzing the backup survey as and when required by the programs.
  • Providing outcome/impact analysis information of the programs through the survey findings.

Objective 3: To plan, support and follow up on capacity development with field teams.

  • Define a training development plan for the Survey team on SMART surveys.
  • Recruit, train and build technical capacity of the surveys' team in collaboration with the Survey Deputy PMs.
  • Support to supervision of thesurvey teams including: induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.

Train and support the Survey Deputy PMs on (not exhaustive):

  • Follow up of the budget allocated to survey activities in liaison with Administration/Finance
  • Arrangement and Follow up of the logistics requirements of the surveys' team with the Logistics Department and relevant HoBs and/or Field Cos
  • To provide simplified trainings on the SMART survey methodology and findings for general understanding to the program teams.
  • Liaising with relevant ministries and stakeholders to identify survey training needs and develop appropriate funding proposals in coordination with the line managers.
  • Support ACF Nutrition program PMs and Nutrition teams on implementation of the survey recommendations/reforms.
  • Planning and facilitating technical capacity building and training sessions for the government ministries and partner NGOs/UN agencies staff/cluster members as and when required.

Objective 4: To appropriately represent ACF and coordinate externally.

  • Representation of ACF as and when directed by the technical line manager and/or prepare related material to be presented to internal and external audience.
  • Coordination with the Ministry of Health and/or other line ministries for the implementation of survey activities.
  • All internal/external coordination to be done in a culturally appropriate, honorable and respectful manner.
  • To arrange the work plans/field work in accordance to the safety and security procedures of ACF Pakistan.

Objective 5: To produce timely and quality reports.

  • All technical reports for external release – ie. nutrition surveys, rapid assessments: reports are validated by relevant HOD Nutrition, Technical Advisor from NY HQ and CD/DCD.
  • Reports on any training session and/or workshop organized by ACF.
  • Monthly reports to be sent to Nutrition HOD
  • Donors reports: interim and final reports to be sent to the Nutrition HOD
  • End of mission report to be sent to HR, Nutrition HOD and Country Director.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Nutrition HOD/Nutrition Programs Coordinator : technical support – exchange of information, validation of information and work plans.
  • Deputy Country Director : technical support – exchange of information
  • Field Coordinator: direct supervision– exchange of information
  • Administrative Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters
  • HR Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on recruitment, training and, if need be, on team management problems
  • Others Program Managers:: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly field activity reports
  • Survey concept notes/tools/reports
  • Assessment reports

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in statistics, epidemiology, nutrition by research or related field.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in Managing nutrition assessments, research and surveys as well as humanitarian work.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent knowledge of SMART survey methodology
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent in influencing and negotiation skills.

PREFERRED

  • Strong understanding of nutrition information and surveillance system,monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in nutrition program management in emergency set-up including proposal writing, project budget management, reporting and training provision.
  • Knowledge of LQAS, CSAS, SQUEAC and KAP methodologies will be of added value.
  • Flexible personality and good negotiation skills.
  • Willing for frequent travel to mentor and monitor activities.
  • Easily acculturate with remote areas living conditions.
  • Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stresses without affecting the quality of deliverables.

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/aS6AJn/Nutrition-Surve...

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Kenya: Country Logistics Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 20:07
Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2014

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non-discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 35 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED sectors of intervention include emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, micro finance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

ACTED Nairobi office is the head office of the Kenya and Somalia mission. ACTED employs approximately 120 staff in the two countries. It has base and field offices in South-Central Somalia (Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo and Elwaq) and in Kenya Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (Mandera, Samburu, West Pokot and Baringo).

Reporting to the Country Director, her/his duties will include but not limited to;

Logistical and security management, procurement/stock management and suppliers, management of the vehicle pool and transportation, management of technical equipments and department follow-up. For more job description, please see the document attached.

Qualifications

  • · At least 3-4 years of working experience in difficult environments; preferably in Africa;
  • · Extensive experience in logistics and/or security management and procedures;
  • · Experience of international tendering and procurement processes;
  • · Experience of international customs clearance;
  • · Mechanical skills appreciated;
  • · Negotiation skills a requirement;
  • · Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • · Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
  • · Flexibility and ability to multitask under pressure;
  • . Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • · Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
  • · Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • · Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English; Somali a cutting-edge asset.

How to apply:

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae to ****kenya.jobs@acted.org**** and received on or before 5.00PM on 25 July 2014.

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Nigeria: Rapid Response Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:55
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 24 Jul 2014

Location (Country & Base): Jigawa

Contract duration: 12 months

Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: FSL and WASH Coordinators

The Rapid Response Specialist directly reports to the Field Coordinator and leads the program emergency team in Yobe State, Nigeria. The Rapid Response Specialist is responsible for providing strategic leadership and administrative oversight of the emergency response. She/he will lead the needs identification, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of emergency activties. He/she is responsible for exploring opportunities for scaling up and expands the emergency response in line with country strategic plan. The incumbent ensures that new relief programs are designed in a way they will be transitioning into long term development opportunities.

OBJECTIVE 1: Contextual analysis of emergency humanitarian situation in Nigeria.

  • In collaboration with the Technical Coordination team, analyze of the broad humanitarian emergency trends by attending regular coordination meetings at national level, field assessments, and secondary data from other sources.
  • Serve as a point of contact for all ACF emergency programs in Nigeria and build collaborative relationships with UN agencies, INGOs and relevant Government agencies that are active in Nigeria’s emergency response.
  • He/she provides the coordination team with up-to-date emergency humanitarian information and possible scenario analysis and contingency planning.
  • In collaboration with the Coordination team, identifies humanitarian needs, provides relevant future trends for geographic and sector positioning throughout the country in a timely fashion.

OBJECTIVE 2: Representation and liaison with authorities, UN, NGOs

  • Ensure that ACF is represented and actively participating in relevant coordination (national and local) meetings.
  • Ensure ACF interests are guarded within the humanitarian community.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders on ACF activities and ensure required program documentation is provided (pro-actively and upon request) by the Program Managers.

OBJECTIVE 3: Strategic Leadership

  • Remain well informed of humanitarian trends, context and security issues. Ensure that regular coordination and communication are maintained with coordination team.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Coordination team, provide the overall vision for the emergency response and incorporation of that vision into the overall Country Strategy / annual work plan that corresponds with ACF international strategy.
  • Actively participate in new proposal development. Ensure that relief programs are designed in a manner that facilitates recovery and long-term development and sustainability.

OBJECTIVE 4: Current Program coordination and management

  • Ensure that the startup / scale up of the WASH and FSL response is well coordinated and timely and qualitatively implemented. Ensure that logistic, security and administrative ACF procedures are in place in the new project locations in the shortest possible delay.
  • Ensure that program implementation is coordinated with other humanitarian actors, operating in the same geographic location (Protection, Gender, WASH, FSL).
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate results and analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed expected results.
  • Produce high quality reports in accordance with donor guidelines and ensure timely submission.
  • Ensure that all ACF policies and procedures are adhered by all program staff at all time. In addition, ensure adherence of code of conduct of Red Cross/Red Crescent and NGOs in humanitarian field.
  • Work in collaboration with Security Manager on security matters to ensure safety and security of ACF staff, property and program.

OBJECTIVE 5: Overall management of program budgets

  • In collaboration with Admin/Finance Coordinator, ensure that program budgets are respected, procedures are followed.
  • In collaboration with Admin/Finance Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator, consolidate budget & procurement procedures.
  • Ensure budget follow up so that that over- or under spent of budgets are communicated early enough and adjusted accordingly to achieve set targets.

OBJECTIVE 6: Human Resources Management – Programming

  • Lead staff recruitment under his/her supervision in collaboration with HR coordinator.
  • Manage the emergency team fostering professional development and team building through regular meetings and effective HR management.
  • Ensure that performance appraisals for all staff are done in a timeline manner, in line with ACF performance management policy.
  • Ensure program staff are motivated and committed to ACF charter and programs.
  • Facilitate staff capacity building exercise for emergency team taking into consideration their profiles, the cultural context and the on the basis of the finding of the needs assessment.
  • Lead cross programme learning through joint review and planning meeting with other departments.
  • In collaboration with the HR Coordinator, ensure that HR policies are understood and being respected within the team.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • Field Coordinator: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information and collaboration on strategic issues.
  • Head of Base: Implementation, collaboration and exchange of information on relations with Government Institutions at state and LGA levels, general situation, security.
  • FSL and WASH Coordinators: Coordination and technical inputs into emergency programs.
  • Logistics Coordinator: Procurement plan, procurement of inputs & delivery and documentation.
  • HR Coordinator: Collaboration and exchange of information on staff recruitment, promotion, staff capacity, training and, if need be, on team management and problem solving development.

External

  • Other INGOs : exchange of information, coordination, UN agencies: exchange of information, coordination, and advocacy.
  • Government agencies: Lobbying, collaboration

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly report,
  • Donor reports
  • weekly SITREP
  • Monitoring reports
  • Lessons learned/case studies documents

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University graduate in International Development, Public Health, International Humanitarian Assistance, or any food security, agriculture, social science.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in similar setting and responsibility

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent management, coordination and representation competencies
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience in humanitarian and development programming especially in Nutrition, WASH and/or FSL sectors in complex emergencies
  • Experience in coordination mechanisms in humanitarian response
  • Knowledge of major donor procedures (particularly OFDA and ECHO)
  • Knowledge on humanitarian charters, policies, standard
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the North of the country
  • Willing to live in shared accommodation/team house

PREFERRED

  • Experience in Nigeria
  • Similar international assignments experience

How to apply:

Apply with resume and cover letter at http://actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/KPCCoV/Rapid-Response-...

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Mexico: Monitoring and Reporting Consultant, Mexico Rule of Law III: Justice and Security Program, Mexico (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:50
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Mexico
Closing date: 09 Aug 2014

Monitoring and Reporting Consultant, Mexico Rule of Law III: Justice and Security Program, Mexico

Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world. In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with our sister offices in the UK and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging and political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
The USAID/Mexico-funded program entitled "Mexico Rule of Law III: Justice and Security Program" stems from the Merida Initiative objective to prevent and eradicate organized crime. The Program seeks to strengthen public transparency, accountability and oversight, thereby reducing the transnational threats of trafficking of arms, humans, drugs and money laundering that affect both Mexico and the United States. The Program aims specifically to support implementation of the New Criminal Justice System, resulting from the 2008 constitutional reform in Mexico, focusing on the professionalization of law enforcement officials and bringing Mexico in-line with global human rights standards through policy reforms, technical assistance, specialized training and public outreach.

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), the Monitoring and Reporting Consultant will be responsible for managing the reporting process and contributing to the team’s various monitoring and evaluation tasks. This is a short-term position.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the report process including collection and translation of information; data analysis; writing and editing weekly, monthly, quarterly reports; and writing and editing final report in English for the Mission.
  • Coordinate with the M&E database manager, the technical leaders and their assistants for the collection of information for report writing.
  • Analyze information obtained and ensure it is sufficient to produce reports that meet USAID requirements and templates as well as relevant for the achievement of Program results as per the Results Framework.
  • Contribute to the production of a detailed, comprehensive final Program report (Program´s report from its inception in 2009 through July 2014 has been drafted).
  • Contribute to the planning, data gathering, and analysis of the M&E team´s various tasks.
  • Assist the M&E Director in preparing briefings and urgent reporting requests from the Mission (to include fact sheets and state profiles).
  • Assist the Planning and M&E Director to prepare, update, and amend work plans.
  • Assist in the organization, reporting, and the writing of Program success stories (journalistic-type articles written to highlight JASP achievements in non-technical language).
  • Review reports and background information from MSI-USAID sub-contractors or sub-grantees, partners from the government and judicial sector, and civil society organizations in order to be better informed on program results for better reporting.
  • Make recommendations for additional analysis, data, or relevant information to be included in the reports and other M&E products.
  • Write in a concise and clear manner a summary of each activity conducted during the week (for weekly reports only), and connect it with the Program Results Framework to ensure it is relevant.
  • Monitor Program activities to ensure that they are carried out within a set timeframe and that expected outputs are completed according to Program quality-standards.
  • Monitor the 14 indicators of the Program’s Performance Monitoring Plan to ensure targets are met.
  • Any other related task assigned by the M&E Director.

Qualifications:

  • University degree, preferably in political or social sciences, law, journalism or, alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant training and field experience in Mexico or in other countries.
  • Three years experience in program implementation and reporting.
  • Experience in liaising with technical teams.
  • Experience in the analyses of legal documents a plus
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of project development, monitoring and evaluation concepts.
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking.
  • Proven high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the justice sector in Mexico and in general with government and legislative structures.
  • Ability to work well with a team and handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Fluency in English required. Must have excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Professional proficient-level Spanish: ability to speak and understand in order to communicate with colleagues and counterparts or partners and to understand written legal and other technical documents related to the justice reform. Intermediate-level Spanish writing skills an asset.
  • Experience with USAID or another donor.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com.PI80674313
Apply Here


How to apply:

Apply Here:http://www.Click2apply.net/4b8jgyn

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United States of America: Cost Proposal Manager, Arlington, VA (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:44
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Aug 2014

Cost Proposal Manager, Arlington, VA

Company Profile:

MSI is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world. In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with our sister offices in the UK and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging and political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Position Summary:
MSI seeks an experienced Budget and Cost Proposal Manager to join our headquarters staff. S/he will generate the business/cost/price components of proposals and will work closely with the technical, recruiting and business development staff on proposal efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine cost proposals requirements and structure based on RFP/RFTOP/etc. to ensure compliance.
  • Coordinate all cost/price proposal activities from inception to completion (i.e. coordinate volume inputs, spreadsheet development, lead cost/pricing reviews, perform labor market analysis, develop budget tracking mechanisms and prepare budget modifications as necessary, etc.).
  • Negotiate salaries, budgets and other cost matters with clients, subcontractors, consultants and proposed project staff.

Qualifications:

  • BA in a relevant field (accounting, finance, international development, etc) required; MA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience constructing budgets for USAID proposals, task orders, contracts, cooperative agreements, etc.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and familiarity with FAR, FAM, AIDAR, etc.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under strict deadlines.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website,www.msiworldwide.comPI80675446
Apply Here


How to apply:

Apply Here:http://www.Click2apply.net/2zbs37k

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