Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:41
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow to work under Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The program has a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, rural change, and poverty reduction. The position reports to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) and is based in Accra, Ghana.  Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. Essential Duties: The Fellow will be responsible for: a) Conducting research, policy advice, capacity strengthening and policy communications in Ghana on the strategic issues of agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction, and  b) Support the GSSP leader to coordinate IFPRI’s country strategy program in that country. The Fellow would be responsible for timely completion of research projects, actively publish papers/books, and participate in various conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening training programs.  More specifically, it includes the following responsibilities: •    Research and Capacity-Building: Leading or participating in specific empirical research and synthesis on special studies based on identified program of work; organizing or providing support to targeted training programs; and coordinating with Washington-based staff on specific research and training activities that fall within GSSP; •    Research Coordination:  Assisting the GSSP leader to coordinate research related to the country strategy program with IFPRI research and outreach staff (both local and Washington-based); liaising with donor and government stakeholders; recruiting and managing national collaborators on a need basis;  •    Policy Communication and Liaison:  Maintaining active policy communication with national counterparts through a regular policy seminar series, policy briefs, and other fora; establishing active links with various national research institutions; and liaising with donors on regular basis. Required Qualifications: •    PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy or closely related field •    Demonstrated experience in research on policy issues, related to agricultural production, natural resources, the roles of the state, civil society, and markets and trade  •    Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in Africa •    Survey design and field data collection experience desired •    Excellent written and spoken English •    Demonstrated ability in effective interactions in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary setting with a variety of stakeholders, including government and civil society actors. •    Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. •    Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision. •    Ability to travel extensively •    Excellent interpersonal skills.  At the Research Fellow Level: •    3+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience •    Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals •    Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities •    Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams
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Finance Assistant - (Open to South Sudan Nationals Only) - Juba (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:35
Application Deadline: 28 August 2014
Post Level: SB-3
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UNWOMEN - Web Management Consultant - Istanbul (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:35
Application Deadline: 3 September 2014
Post Level: National Consultant
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Re-advertisement - UN Women: Programme Specialist - (Open to Kazakhstan Nationals only) - Almaty (source: UNIFEM)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:35
Application Deadline: 7 September 2014
Post Level: NO-C
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Pakistan: Reading Expert, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:05
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Sep 2014

Reading Expert, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan

Company Profile:

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

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded a contract by USAID to provide monitoring, verification and evaluation services to USAID covering USAID-supported programs throughout Pakistan. The goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program (MEP) is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary:
MSI will be conducting a study to identify and examine barriers to reading in Pakistani culture and identify opportunities to strengthen reading skills and habits across different regional, gender, age, and language divides. The results of the study are intended to inform future USAID/Pakistan education and reading programing. The Reading Expert will assist the study team in developing and finalizing data collection instruments for focus group discussions, individual interviews, and a short survey; ensuring adherence to the objectives and methodology of the study; data analysis and report writing; and communicating results to USAID/Pakistan.

The assignment is expected to require up to 68 working days from September-December 2014 including 6-8 weeks of fieldwork in Pakistan. The Reading Expert will report to the Senior Advisor for Evaluations.

Responsibilities:

  • Review all relevant program documents required to understand the study.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop in Islamabad to review study’s purpose and methodology.
  • Assist with finalization of work plan and data collection instruments for focus group discussions, key informant and individual interviews, and a rapid participatory assessment.
  • Participate in the data analysis.
  • Participate in report writing.
  • Participate in a debrief USAID/Pakistan on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least fifteen years of experience in international development.
  • At least ten years of experience in applied research, particularly focusing on education and/or literacy/reading.
  • At least a Master’s degree in social science or a related field.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • Demonstrated report writing abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience working in Pakistan or neighboring countries preferred.

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.comPI82951834
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How to apply:

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Pakistan: Team Leader/Researcher, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:05
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Sep 2014

Team Leader/Researcher, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan

Company Profile:

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

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded a contract by USAID to provide monitoring, verification and evaluation services to USAID covering USAID-supported programs throughout Pakistan. The goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program (MEP) is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary:
MSI will be conducting a study to identify and examine barriers to reading in Pakistani culture and identify opportunities to strengthen reading skills and habits across different regional, gender, age, and language divides. The results of the study are intended to inform future USAID/Pakistan education and reading programing. The Team Leader/Researcher will lead the study team in developing and finalizing data collection instruments for focus group discussions, individual interviews, and a short survey; finalizing and managing the work plan; ensuring adherence to the objectives and methodology of the study; data analysis and report writing; and communicating results to USAID/Pakistan.

The assignment is expected to require up to 68 working days from September-December 2014 including 6-8 weeks of fieldwork in Pakistan. The Team Leader/Researcher will report to the MEP Senior Advisor for Evaluations.

Responsibilities:

  • Review all relevant program documents required to understand the study.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop in Islamabad to review study’s purpose and methodology.
  • Assist with finalization of work plan and data collection instruments for focus group discussions, key informant and individual interviews, and a rapid participatory assessment.
  • Assign roles and responsibilities to study team members during the TPW.
  • Lead and participate in the data analysis.
  • Lead and participate in report writing.
  • Debrief USAID/Pakistan on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations;
  • Complete the final report.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least fifteen years of experience in international development.
  • At least ten years of experience in applied research, particularly focusing on education and/or literacy/reading.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • Experience working in Pakistan or neighboring countries preferred.
  • Experience leading a research team.
  • At least a Master’s degree in social science or a related field.
  • Demonstrated report writing abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.

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.comPI82952032
Apply Here


How to apply:

Apply Here:http://www.Click2apply.net/msr5sk7

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Pakistan: Researchers/Reading Experts, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:05
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Sep 2014

Researchers/Reading Experts, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan

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

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded a contract by USAID to provide monitoring, verification and evaluation services to USAID covering USAID-supported programs throughout Pakistan. The goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program (MEP) is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary:
MSI will be conducting a study to identify and examine barriers to reading in Pakistani culture and identify opportunities to strengthen reading skills and habits across different regional, gender, age, and language divides. The results of the study are intended to inform future USAID/Pakistan education and reading programing. Two locally-recruited researchers/reading experts will support the study team in developing and finalizing data collection instruments for focus group discussions, individual interviews, and a short survey; overseeing and participating in data collection efforts; data analysis and report writing; and communicating results to USAID/Pakistan.

The position is expected to require up to 48 working days from September-November 2014 including 3-4 weeks of fieldwork within and outside of Islamabad. The researchers will report to the Team Leader/Researcher.

Please note: Only****Pakistani****citizens are eligible for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Review all relevant program documents required to understand the study.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop in Islamabad to review study’s purpose and methodology.
  • Assist with finalization of work plan and data collection instruments for focus group discussions, key informant and individual interviews, and a rapid participatory assessment.
  • Assign roles and responsibilities to study team members during the TPW.
  • Participate in the data analysis.
  • Participate in report writing.
  • Participate in a debriefing sessions with USAID/Pakistan on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least fifteen years of experience in international development.
  • At least ten years of experience in applied research, particularly focusing on education and/or literacy/reading in Pakistan.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • At least a Master’s degree in social science or a related field.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.

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.comPI82952242
Apply Here


How to apply:

Apply Here:http://www.Click2apply.net/mrqzbp5

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Afghanistan: Deputy chief of party (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:13
Organization: Chemonics
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 05 Sep 2014

Chemonics seeks a Kabul-based deputy chief of party for operations and compliance for the ongoing USAID-funded Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project. FAIDA seeks to build a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive financial sector that can generate and sustain quality employment to meet the needs of micro, small, and medium enterprises. The deputy chief of party will principally assist the chief of party with the supervision of all project operations and staff. S/he will ensure adherence to U.S. government regulations and Chemonics' corporate and field office policies. The period of performance for this assignment is expected to be from October 2014 until February 2016. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making​ a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report directly to the chief of party and oversee the day-to-day workflow processes of the project's Operations, Human Resources, Grants, and Subcontracts and Procurement units
  • Support the chief of party in providing compliance oversight to the project's operations, ensuring that all USAID, Chemonics, and project rules, regulations, and procedures are followed
  • Act as point of contact to USAID on field office compliance-related matters
  • Participate in key program planning and management activities, including advising and assisting the chief of party on compliance-related matters in the implementation of annual work plans
  • Maintain close and frequent contact with project technical staff to ensure program descriptions, deliverables, and budgets are achievable, meaningful, and reasonably priced
  • Support professional development of staff to better understand, interpret, and implement regulations

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of experience managing USAID contracts, preferably with a focus on contractual compliance, procurement, and/or grants; field experience desirable
  • Strong knowledge of USAID and U.S. government rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Demonstrated management ability and effectiveness in team-oriented work environments
  • Proven ability to work independently, accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines, and exercise professional judgment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Supervisory management experience in conflict/post-conflict setting desirable
  • Experience managing grants under contracts desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Dari, Pashto, or Farsi a plus

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

​Send electronic submissions to FAIDADCOP@chemonics.com by September 5, 2014. Please include "Deputy Chief of Party" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "FAIDA - Deputy Chief of Party" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.​

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

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International - Senior Evaluation Specialist (source: Asian Development Bank)

Eldis Job - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:00
Lead and carry out evaluations in public sector management, social or environmental sectors, the latter notably natural resource management or water supply and sanitation; conduct occasional impact evaluations in these areas; provide analytical and methodological inputs to independent evaluations; and contribute to knowledge sharing and dissemination. Draw strategic lessons from evaluation studies and their implications for improving development effectiveness. Work directly with internal and external clients, within ADB general policies, principles and goals, and in accordance with ADB evaluation policy. (Closing Date: 4 September 2014)
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Finance Director (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:08
Closing date: 25 Nov 2014

Position: Finance Director

Location: Washington, DC

Reports to:Chief Financial Officer

About RI:Relief International (RI) is a leading global change organization and home to

Position Summary:The Finance Director has the overall responsibility for Financial Management teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.System, Cash Management and Internal Auditing and Compliance sections of the Finance Department. He/she will serve as a participant in the global finance team providing leadership and coordination in the administrative, accounting, and budgeting efforts of Relief International.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The Financial Management System includes all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems that need to be in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. There is an oversight of the recording of HQ revenues, payroll and non-personnel related expenditures and the trial balance accounts are reconciled with the proper support schedules and related documents are complete and properly filed.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of RI’s financial condition.
  • The Cash Management section includes; the daily depositing of funds from both contracts and grants and donations, wires to the field and to selected vendors and monthly organizational cash flow forecasting.
  • The Internal Auditing and Compliance section includes all internal audit and compliance activities within the Finance department and the preparation of the global annual audit.
  • Participate in the review and any amendments to the existing RI Finance Policies and

Procedures.

  • Participate as a member of the Finance department team in the annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Support the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.

Qualifications & requirements:

He/she will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.

Other qualifications include:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to RI’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO and the International Controller, the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development, and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants is essential
  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software; Experience with Sun Systems and QuickBooks is favorable
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Ability to travel overseas as required by direct supervisor
  • US citizenship or valid US residency/ work permit required

How to apply:

Please visit: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=1&ri...

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United States of America: Development Economist and Writer Consultancy (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:19
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Sep 2014

1. Background:

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Delivering and sustaining results for children requires action by both governments and the public at large.

At the most fundamental level, providing adequate investments that enable children to thrive is simply the right thing to do, and investing in a child is to invest in society’s future. The international community has recognized that investing in children is not only essential, but an obligation as outlined under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Still, there are also economic and social arguments to investing in children. Investments in children’s survival and well-being can also contribute to poverty reduction, income equality and economic growth. The purpose of the consultancy will be do develop an investment case for children, across each of the seven outcome areas identified in UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, that covers the variety of reasons why investing in children is important.

2. Purpose:

Preparation of investment cases for each of the seven key child-related outcomes identified in UNICEF’s new Strategic Plan: health, nutrition, HIV, water and sanitation, education, child protection, and social inclusion. While it is our goal that each of the investment cases takes similar structures, due to the varying degrees of available evidence across each sector, there may be some variation in approach.

3. Expected results: (measurable results)

Seven publications (approx. 50-80 pages). Each publication should:

  1. Present the rights-based case for investing in children.This entails starting with a global situation analysis – i.e., how many children lack adequate services, and are deprived. What is the magnitude of the problem? This includes an overview of the rights-based principles, with links to the CRC, CEDAW and other relevant legal and international obligations.
  2. Based on an extensive review of the literature, map out the economic and social case for investing in children.This involves consideration of how (i.e. the channels through which) investments in children can lead to economic growth, equity and social cohesion. The target audience for this section will be policymakers and ministers of finance. Theoretical considerations will be complemented with country, regional and global level examples. This may include summarizing literature that covers cost-benefit analysis, economic rates of return, as well as regression analysis highlighting strength between variables.
  3. Identify global trends, with a particular focus on demographics, and their implications for investments.How might the case for investing in children be affected by global trends? This includes an examination of growing/ declining youth populations, and dependency rates. It may also include an assessment of how climate change and urbanization might stand to impact children, and why investing in children may be especially important. It will include illustrations of youth-bulge effects, where applicable; climate sensitive regions, urban stresses, etc. To help ensure relevance for Country Offices, regional trends will be highlighted (i.e - old-age dependency in East Asia; youth bulge in West Africa). It would also cover ‘windows of opportunity’ and economic and social trends which relate to the financing of investments.
  4. Identify key/ strategic areas of investment for each sector that will be particularly important to push over the next five years. This will involve synthesizing the results of the investment case literature review, with financing modalities (including cost of financing), global trends, as well as the political and social ‘windows of opportunity’. This involves collaboration and consultation with Sector experts within UNICEF. This section builds-in UNICEF’s comparative strengths, incorporating guidance and tools on programme/investment design.
  5. Present options for mobilizing additional resources for children, including innovative sources. This section provides readers with the first steps for action – it provides broad options for mobilizing resources for investment. It includes evaluations of different modalities, such as taxes, ODA, debt, as well as new and innovative mechanisms at international and national levels. These will be heavily linked to the five key/strategic areas of investment (identified above), and examine how different interventions attract different sources of funding. This section, however, is only meant to be informative, not prescriptive; as these considerations are highly dependent on country contexts.

4. Start date: End date:

October 1st, 2014 August 31st, 2015

5.Timeframe:11 months

6. Key competences, technical background, and experience required:

a) Writers and editors should have senior-level expertise, with a proven record of high-quality globally influential publications.

b) Principal authors should have at least 10 years of work experience in related subjects. Experience in conducting global investment cases for social sector objectives highly desirable.

c) Principal authors should have a Master’s degree or higher in economics, development studies, politics, management, sociology or related social science


How to apply:

Both *institutions and individuals are encouraged to apply.

Qualified individuals are requested to submit a proposal and cover letter (including a detailed assessment of how they will achieve the stated deliverables). Author(s) are required to submit CV and P 11 forms (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc) to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line “Development Economist and Writer” by 15thSeptember 2014, 5:00pm EST.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (per person involved in the project) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

*Institutions should consult the following website for applications: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/28138

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR DELIVERABLES AND GENERAL CONDITIONS.

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Iraq: External Relations Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:18
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 20 Sep 2014

Position:External Relations Specialist

Department: MENA

Location: Iraq

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies.IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Project Description:

Since September 2003, IFES has assisted, advised, and supported Iraq’s electoral authorities in the preparation, organization, and administration of elections and referenda. With the Elections Support Project, IFES will continue to provide assistance to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) through strengthening its strategic planning monitoring and evaluation capacity, as well as its internal management processes and systems, and through improving IHEC’s capacity to manage external affairs with key electoral stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

· Assist the IHEC with the implementation of a strategic communications plan;

· Build capacity in the assessment and development of effective internal communication and reporting tools and protocols for regularized communication between IHEC’s National Office and Governorate Electoral Offices (GEOs);

· Build capacity in the design, implementation and conduct of media relations for the IHEC’s leadership and spokespersons, GEO spokespersons and other relevant staff to ensure professional and effective public speaking skills;

· Build capacity in the design, implementation and conduct of official voter information and educational programs;

· Work to further develop a plan for outreach with IHEC external stakeholders;

· Design, develop and implement capacity building trainings on the IHEC’s role in electoral administration/management targeting political party agents, civil society groups, media and other government of Iraq entities;

· Support the IHEC Electoral Education Institute at the IHEC through advice on the structure, roles and objectives of the institution and assist in developing educational and training materials;

· Oversee and manage any short-term consultants brought in to work within the IHEC Public Outreach Department and Media Section;

· Assist in the preparation of work plans, progress reports, M&E data and reports, and other documentation or reports as required;

· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in communication/PR/journalism desirable;

· 7+ years experience in managing internal and external communication strategies;

· Recent experience in planning and implementing complex communication strategic plans & projects;

· Demonstrated results in project management, customer focus, and strategic thinking;

· Demonstrated experience in working effectively with senior leaders and managers in large organizations and ability to influence their approach;

· Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation;

· Experience organizing and leading trainings;

· Experience in the development and implementation of voter information and educational programs;

· Experience in the field of democracy, governance or civil society program implementation in developing, post-conflict, and/or conflict zones;

· Familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in Iraq and the region and ability to work in a post conflict environment;

· Professional, collaborative management approach with the ability to work as a member of a team;

· Fluency in English (oral and written) required;

· Familiarity with the Middle East region highly preferred;

· Arabic language skills highly desirable;

· Excellent interpersonal and mentoring skills;

· Strong diplomatic and negotiating skills;

· Ability to detect problems and produce acceptable solutions.

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

EEO/V/D/M/F


How to apply:

Applying:

Applications will be accepted online only, through the IFES website. To apply visit our careers website at http://www.ifes.org/About/Careers.aspx. Then follow the instructions on how to upload your resume and answer prescreening questions. A cover letter is welcome and can be placed in the applicant notes section.

EEO/V/D/M/F

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United States of America: Director, Food Operations and Technical Unit (FOTU) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:38
Organization: Save the Children - US
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2014

Save the Children secures and supports up to $200 million in food assistance annually for more than 2.5 million children and their families. This assistance is a combination of grants and awards from both the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Save the Children is seeking a Director-Food Operations and Technical Unit (FOTU) to direct and support activities in the management of both USAID/FFP and WFP food assistance programs. S/he will work with the Senior Director of Humanitarian Response to set the overall strategic direction for food operations, including supply chain management and the use of innovative technology, and to drive continuous improvement in these areas. The Director will also play a critical senior liaison role within the Save the Children membership.

This function will be expected to travel regularly to field operations, be based in Washington, D.C, and report to the Senior Director, Humanitarian Response Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead the FOTU to broaden its work supporting food assistance programs and commodity management and manage staffing and budget of the FOTU in the delivery of its technical assistance and capacity building efforts to country offices.
  • Provide management support and technical assistance to WFP programs and USAID/FFP commodity procurement (including local/regional purchase and monetization) distribution and reporting.
  • Develop and deliver supply chain management policies, procedures, and systems in coordination with Save the Children International.
  • Track emerging issues in the food aid community and represent Save the Children in industry discussions
  • Deploy regularly to the field to conduct reviews in USAID/FFP and WFP programs and oversee logistics support to Save the Children’s Gift in Kind department.
  • Be highly engaged and support Save the Children’s IT/SCM supply chain management project

Background and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree, Masters Degree preferred. Minimum 10-12 years experience with PVO, UN or USAID/USDA commodity and supply chain management programs in an international development, humanitarian context
  • Minimum five (5) years management experience
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID, USDA and WFP, Title2, donor requirements, policies and procedures
  • High degree of expertise and knowledge of commodity management and accounting, commodity markets and practices and supply chain management operations
  • Regular overseas travel required min of 30%

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:

  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of organizational skills required and ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • High level representation, communication and presentation skills needed
  • Proven ability to set and direct organizational strategies and drive change and continuous improvement across a complex organization.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


How to apply:

www.savethechildren.org

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Thailand: Director of Resettlement Support Center (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:35
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 19 Oct 2014

The Director of the Resettlement Support Center (DRSC) is a senior managerial position responsible for providing the strategic vision and leadership for East Asia refugee processing and related programs including cultural orientation (CO) funded by the US Department of State; Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration (PRM). The DRSC is responsible for ensuring:

  • Quality design and delivery of RSC programs throughout the East Asia region
  • Management of donor and government relations in conjunction with Regional Director (ACME)
  • Development of a motivated and professional team
  • RSC's programmatic alignment with the overall IRC regional strategy

The DRSC manages the RSC Senior Program Coordinator in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok; and the Coordinators for Cultural Orientation, Processing and Case Management, all based in Bangkok. The DRSC reports to Regional Director (ACME) to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of resettlement programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning and Management

  • Develop resettlement program multi-year and annual strategic plans in alignment with donor requirements
  • Prepare, in coordination with senior staff and direct reports, yearly performance plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks
  • Oversee donor funded resettlement programs in East Asia through integrated planning and review exercises in close coordination with relevant senior staff
  • Work closely with Regional Director (ACME) and Field staff to develop technical assistance resources for the IRC in Refugee Processing, Cultural Orientation programming and identify programmatic opportunities in these sectors
  • Ensure all resettlement programming and structures comply with donor and IRC global standards

Program Quality and Development

  • Actively monitor and respond to changing refugee dynamics and demography throughout the region by providing analysis of resettlement trends, host government asylum policies and USG resettlement priorities
  • Ensure that fiscal year processing targets are met, including prescreening and presentations to DHS CIS
  • Oversee the Worldwide Refugee Access Processing System (WRAPS) - functions of RSC
  • Develop and monitor the RSC budget in conjunction with the Bangkok based Finance Controller and the Senior Program Coordinator of IRC Malaysia
  • Ensure the continued successful implementation and management of a cultural orientation program for refugees approved for admission to the US
  • Conduct regular program evaluations in the field sites, including Kuala Lumpur
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure proper coordination and management of all project activities

Key Partners & Donor Relations

  • Ensure effective resettlement program implementation by leading and fostering relationships with key program partners in Bangkok and and the region including DOS PRM, DHS CIS, UNHCR and IOM
  • Ensure that monthly programmatic, statistical and financial information is provided to the IRC leadership in compliance with donor reporting and internal IRC data analysis requirements
  • Maintain relationship with US Programs and institute formal programs such as staff exchanges, conference attendance and exchange of knowledge within communities of practices, to enhance this relationship
  • Ensure that RSC programs remain responsive to the Thailand and Malaysia governments and US Embassy and meets PRM's requirements and needs
  • Represent the IRC in key RSC meetings and host donor and Thai Government delegations to RSC programs throughout East Asia

Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention

  • Oversee management of RSC program staff to ensure an efficient, cooperative and quality-conscious workforce capable of meeting emerging programmatic challenges
  • Promote a team approach and positive learning environment that empowers staff to take responsibility and show initiative
  • Identify training needs and recommend staff development opportunities
  • Support and hold senior management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities
  • Provide performance feedback on a timely and regular basis
  • Ensure direct reports receive bi-annual evaluations in accordance with IRC PME guidelines
  • Assess existing and future staffing needs to build appropriate capacity within the RSC in order to fulfill program objectives
  • Ensure that RSC project staff are in compliance with IRC policies and report breaches/challenges to the REA
  • Oversee recruitment of RSC program staff in coordination with HR senior management
  • Provide guidance and support in changes related to organization structure

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Masters Degree in a related field is a plus.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10-15 years of progressive work experience managing social service or humanitarian assistance programs. Experience in refugee progressing or resettlement desired.

Work Experience and Demonstrated Abilities

  • Proven ability to lead staff and promote productivity particularly during program transitions
  • Previous financial management experience

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural environment
  • Solid organization and program implementation skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines
  • Languages
  • Fluent in English

Other

  • Ability to work and live in a complex, insecure environment.
  • Willingness to learn about both assistance and resettlement work
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to changing environment
  • Client centre and service oriented mind/attitude
  • Team player

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c3RldmVueS40NTQxMi4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay...

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Myanmar: Governance and Right Coordinator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:32
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 19 Oct 2014

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development. The IRC works to aid in the development of societies in which people have the opportunity to realize their full potential and are supported by institutions and practices that are just, transparent, accountable, inclusive, and which promote and protect rights.

The IRC has been working in Myanmar since May 2008, initially supporting emergency response and early recovery interventions for communities affected by Cyclone Nargis. Since then, IRC has responded to natural emergencies and ethnic violence in a number of states. Over the years, IRC has broadened its portfolio to include health, water and sanitation, livelihoods, and social development programs. The IRC is committed to a long-term presence in-country with the aim of improving the well being of vulnerable populations living the hard-to-reach areas, focusing on Rakhine, Chin, Kayah and Kayin States.

The IRC has embarked on a new phase of investment in its governance and protection-related work and is looking to bring new skills and expertise into the Myanmar Country Office. In this context, the IRC is seeking a skilled, dynamic and experienced Governance & Rights Coordinator working under the supervision of the Director of Humanitarian Programs and Strategy Development based in Hpan, Myanmar.

The ideal candidate for this position should have strong knowledge and experience in peacebuilding and community driven development along with a demonstrated capacity to work with and strengthen decentralized government structures. The candidate should also have previous experience in protection of rights and rule of law programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The G&R Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support on peacebuilding, governance and protection of rights to all sectors of the country program, in addition to advising senior management on strategy and direction concerning these themes. In particular, the position will have the primary leadership and management responsibility for the implementation of the two and a half years "Building Constituency for Peace in Southeast Burma" project. The G&R Coordinator will be further required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit and field teams to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, the country program strategic plan and in accordance with the IRC's G&R Sector Framework and Global Strategy.

Program Development, Management and Coordination:

  • Lead and oversee proposals development within the Governance & Rights sector, including through designing and writing quality proposals, while supporting program development within other sectors by integrating governance and protection approaches in proposals and projects where relevant;
  • Lead and oversee the implementation of the "Building Constituency for Peace in Southeast Burma" project as well as all governance and rights activities according to implementation strategies, procedures, work plans and donor requirements in order to achieve project deliverables.
  • Manage and provide technical support to G&R program staff, including through regular field visits, and develop their capacity through adequate mentoring, performance management (setting of objectives, appraisals and development plans) and training as required.
  • Assist in the development of annual program budgets; Ensure implementation of G&R related activities in line with approved budgets and spending plans; work with the Grants Unit to ensure all program activities are implemented in compliance with IRC and donor requirements.
  • Represent IRC Myanmar in external G&R related forums; actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Myanmar including government actors, donors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs; identify governance and protection related advocacy issues in consultation with the country management.

Technical Leadership and Support:

  • Support the various IRC Myanmar programs in conducting context and conflict analysis to identify promising entry points and better inform program design and implementation.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversee the design and implementation of peacebuilding, community driven development and protection projects.
  • Contribute to development of knowledge and capacity in the country office around decentralization, social accountability, institution strengthening and other related governance themes and support the integration of those themes into other sectoral programs.
  • Provide technical leadership to assess protection needs in existing programs/sectors or new geographical locations as well as advice on relevant adaptations aimed at improving access, safety, and dignity of beneficiaries.
  • Lead and oversee all protection related interventions including refugee and returnee protection programs, including in areas of protection monitoring and legal support.
  • Liaise regularly with technical advisors from the Governance & Rights Unit on proposal development, programming and implementation approaches.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in Development, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law or Social Science. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing, managing and coordinating peace building, community driven development and governance programs in developing countries and / or post-conflict settings.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Protection & Rule of Law programs in developing countries, post-conflict, and/or refugee settings.
  • Experience in strengthening the capacity of decentralized government structures around the provision of basic services and protection of rights especially desirable along with knowledge of gender and inclusion strategies;
  • Knowledge and capacity to conduct Political Economy and Conflict Analysis.
  • Must be comfortable working as part of a large team in a complex, fluid and demanding management environment.
  • Ability to travel frequently to project sites for monitoring visits, including very remote and sometimes insecure (weather and conflict) areas.
  • Strong program management skills, including assessment, planning, budgeting and monitoring skills.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and people management skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation and training skills.
  • Demonstrated proposal and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c3RldmVueS4xMDQ4Ni4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay...

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South Sudan: Communications Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:10
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Sep 2014

Location (Country & Base): South Sudan

Contract duration: 6 months

Starting date in-country:October 1, 2014

Direct Line Manager: Country Director

Technical Supervisor:Associate Director, Communications (HQ)

This position will be 100% field based. The main objective of this position is to contribute to the development and implementation of a communication strategy raise visibility about ACF-USA’s interventions in South Sudan.

The Communications Officer will also work to increase local, national and international understanding of ACF-USA’s work and role in South Sudan, build excellent working relationships with local, national, and international media, and provide information to the public about ACF-USA’s work.

Objective 1. Develop and implement a communications and visibility strategy to influence the public discourse of ACF-USA’s work in South Sudan and increase the visibility of its programs and priorities across key stakeholder audiences.

  • Work in collaboration with the HQ Director of External Relations and Associate Director, Communication to develop and implement a communications strategy to raise visibility about ACF-USA’s interventions in South Sudan.
  • Liaise directly with the communications team in HQ to identify possible story pitches and web content.
  • Ensure that communication activities promote an accurate image of the ACF-USA’s work in South Sudan to national and international media and other targeted audiences such as UN and donor partners, NGOs, and the US general public.
  • Generate timely and engaging social media content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms including ACF-USA’s website, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages
  • Author and edit success stories that demonstrate the impact of ACF-USA’s interventions in South Sudan.
  • Manage all photography and video project, including arrangements for external photographers and videographers visits. Be responsible for photo and video archives.
  • Train project staff on photography, creation of success stories and other relevant skills.

Objective 2. Develop and manage a media and public relations strategy that cultivates and enhances meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and other key influencers

  • Develop media protocols and procedures for ACF-USA South Sudan.
  • Create strategies and lead media activities; act as a Spokesperson for ACF-USA in South Sudan.
  • Actively engage both local and international media, pitch story ideas to reporters as appropriate and arrange interviews with headquarters and field staff; and respond to general press inquiries on a timely basis.
  • Prepare and edit news releases, briefing notes, backgrounders, features, media talking points, question and answer documents.
  • Provide media/communications training to ACF-USA South Sudan staff.
  • Manage all media matters in relation to any VIP trips to South Sudan.

Objective 3. Serves as communications advisor to ACF International network for South Sudan crisis,

  • Ensure consistent and accurate messaging across the network.
  • Ensure staff are kept informed of current media activities/interests as well as ACF-USA’s public lines on key issues.

Undertake other communications-related duties as required.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Communications Officer is managed by CD or DCD, but strategic and major decisions to be made in consultation with Director of External Relations

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monthly media activities report to Director of External Relations
  • Others as agreed with the Country Director and Director of External Relations

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum bachelor degree in journalism, public relations, communications or other related field.
  • Experience in journalism (broadcast or print) , or related field such as media/public
  • Relations, and strong understanding of print, radio, television and social (online) media will be an added advantage.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills in French or English required.
  • Experience in community-level communications, feedback or awareness campaigns;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, photo editing software etc.).

PREFERRED

  • Prior experience in South Sudan or other relevant conflict/food security crisis situation a strong plus.
  • Previous experience living and working in insecure and volatile contexts
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience in developing world context.

How to apply:

Apply with cover letter at http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities

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United States of America: Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:07
Organization: Lutheran World Relief
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 10 Sep 2014

Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Benefits: An excellent benefit package is offered

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: International Programs

Description: Lutheran World Relief seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience to play a key role in a growing team within the International Programs Department (IPD) that is focusing on program quality, technical support, M&E and learning. LWR has a long history with a resilience approach integrated into our agriculture, emergency and climate change programs, and has a growing portfolio of projects and external recognition. The LWR program teams are ready for dedicated technical attention to the topic of resilience, both for internal technical strengthening and for external networking and positioning. LWR as an organization is committed to a strategy for growth in impact in the upcoming years, while sharpening its technical approaches and ability to contribute to the wider technical discourse. The IPD team at LWR, both at HQ and in the field, are already engaged in this practice area and are eager to work with this new technical advisor. It is therefore a fantastic time to join the LWR team.

LWR is looking for a person who believes that he/she has the experience and skills to contribute to this unique opportunity, who enjoys challenges, demonstrates leadership skills, and who takes initiative to find creative solutions that can efficiently meet the needs of LWR stakeholders. The successful candidate will be based out of LWR's Baltimore HQ and will have the opportunity to work with staff from over 16 different countries and will also have the opportunity to travel. The ideal candidate will bring to LWR a track record of managing change within the INGO context, as well as a breadth and depth of technical expertise, a wide network of relevant contacts, and strong examples of technical writing.

LWR is an organization that cares about program quality, cares about its staff, and is open to and active in sharing our experiences widely with peers, donors and stakeholders. LWR works in some of the world's poorest and most marginalized communities, serving people in need regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. LWR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is currently funded with a 2-year commitment, with the expectation for support beyond that.

Duties:

1) Internal technical leadership around resilience

a. Coordinate LWR's process to capture regional approaches to resilience, and facilitate the process of aligning and articulating a global approach.

b. Conduct capacity building of staff at HQ and in the field about the various technical aspects of effective, integrated resilience programming, from design to measurement. Remain up-to-date of current thinking and transfer that knowledge across LWR.

c. Identify, extract and disseminate successful approaches, innovations, case studies, lessons learned and other relevant content to promote internal, global learning

d. Identify and manage meta-level analysis of resilience program results

e. Manage LWR's positioning strategy around resilience, coordinating closely with a variety of internal stakeholders

f. Establish and manage a sustainable community of practice and/or learning platform around resilience; ensure close liaison with other technical working groups

2) Direct technical support to proposals and projects

a. Provide direct technical support to project proposals, such as technical design leadership, building in and budgeting for resilience measurement, technical writing, and/or technical review and feedback

b. Provide direct technical support to projects as needed, such as during the start-up phase, during implementation, or for mid-term or final evaluations.

c. Review grant solicitations and/or donor policies and strategies to understand technical requirements and donor expectations; help to communicate technical approach to proposal team and ensure it is maintained during project implementation.

d. Conduct periodic technical reviews of projects, providing feedback to ensure projects are following or advancing best practices, achieving expected targets, meeting beneficiary and donor expectations, and taking full advantage of programs to capture and share innovations being developed by project teams.

e. Where relevant, provide capacity building and technical support to local partners overseas.

f. Conduct periodic work planning around which proposals and projects to provide technical support to, based on a combination of need and strategic priority. Ensure clear communication within LWR of direct technical support plans.

3) External representation and positioning

a. Play an active role representing LWR at external resilience meetings and conferences, technical working groups, and other stakeholder and donor events.

b. Where relevant, follow and/or engage in relevant technical dialogue in intersecting technical areas such as agriculture, climate change, emergencies, gender, and evaluation.

c. Contribute to thought leadership in resilience issues externally, drawing from both personal expertise and LWR's programming expertise

d. Manage the writing, publication, and dissemination of external materials that come out of LWR's internal evaluation and learning systems (as described above), such as those for LWR's programmatic website, to present at conferences, or publish in technical journals and other publications.

e. Assist regional and business development teams to identify, scope and secure new opportunities, partnerships and donors, to include private sector and university partnerships.

Qualifications:

  1. Deep commitment to LWR's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  2. Ph.D. or Master's degree in anthropology, economics, agronomy or agriculture economics, ecology, international development, or a relevant field.
  3. Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in international relief and development at the academic, NGO or other practitioner level, including direct experience with technical support and project implementation. At least three years in a field-based role, Sub-Saharan Africa or Southern Asia preferred.
  4. State-of-the-art knowledge of the core concepts, tools and resources in resilience for international development and emergency response programs, especially related to agriculture and food security, climate change, emergency response and gender.
  5. Specific understanding of, and experience in, measuring resilience, preferably in an agriculture and food security and/or coastal resilience context
  6. Excellent writing skills, including successful experience writing strong technical proposals for USAID or other donors, technical training materials, strategic think pieces, and/or technical strategies.
  7. Demonstrated experience in analyzing and simplifying complex data and information contained in reports and studies into products that respond to unique information needs of diverse stakeholders.
  8. Ability to act independently, manage potentially diverse stakeholder needs and priorities, and follow-through with results.
  9. Engaging personal presence, illustrated by the ability make strong public presentations, conduct internal or external learning workshops, facilitate interpersonal communications, and build a wide network of external technical relationships.
  10. Ability to speak Spanish and/or French highly desirable.
  11. Willingness to travel internationally, at least 25% of the time, sometimes to remote locations with few amenities.

Please note that, upon hire, employees must provide proof of legal eligibility to work in the United States of America.


How to apply:

If interested please apply online http://lwr.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-612703.html

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Denmark: Sustainability Reporting Specialist (6 Months Contract) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:42
Organization: UN Office for Project Services
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 03 Sep 2014

Background information

UNOPS Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 is centred on sustainability, focus and excellence. In the Strategic Plan period, UNOPS will aim higher, with a particular focus on managing for and reporting on sustainability. It will help strengthen common reporting standards, especially in the areas of physical infrastructure and public procurement, thereby contributing to broader development effectiveness. To that end UNOPS will rely on international standards such as those developed through the global reporting initiative (GRI).

The mandate of the sustainability programme is to drive a coordinated shift in thinking that helps UNOPS achieve its long term sustainability goals and live up to its core values. The programme is a temporary organization that working through existing management structures to ensure the embedding of sustainability values in both our projects and operations

Reporting to the Programme Manager of the Sustainability Programme, and in close collaboration with the Finance Practice Group and the Enterprise Reporting Team, the Sustainability Reporting Specialist will develop a proposal for how UNOPS can implement the GRI G4 standards.

Professional requirements

Education Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Business/Public Administration, Political/Social Science, Economics or related field, is required. A Bachelor’s degree may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree if the incumbent has two (2) additional years of relevant experience.

Work Experience Minimum five (5) years of working experience in relevant fields (for incumbents holding a Master’s degree) or minimum seven (7) years of working experience in relevant fields (for incumbents holding a Bachelor’s degree): Preferably within GRI reporting in a multinational environment.
Experience with IFRS or IPSAS financial reporting is an advantage.

Language Fluency in English required; good knowledge of French and/or Spanish will be considered an advantage.


How to apply:

For more information on the position, please follow this link

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Mali: RESPONSABLE PROJET CONSTRUCTION MALI H/F (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:38
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Mali
Closing date: 11 Sep 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières, association médicale humanitaire internationale créée en 1971, apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie, principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d’épidémies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d’exclusion des soins. La section française de MSF est présente dans une trentaine de pays.

Dans le cadre d’une création de poste, nous recherchons un(e)

RESPONSABLE PROJET CONSTRUCTION MALI H/F

CONTEXTE

Médecins Sans Frontières est présent au Mali depuis 1985, et travaille dans la ville de Koutiala depuis 2009. Le projet de soins pédiatriques mis en place par MSF avec le ministère malien de la Santé à Koutiala, dans la région de Sikasso, comporte quatre activités principales : gestion du service de pédiatrie de l’hôpital, soins primaires dans les centres de santé communautaires, programme de soins pédiatriques à Konséguéla (district de Koutiala) et la CPS (chimio-prévention du paludisme saisonnier).

MSF souhaite inscrire ce projet dans la durée, et pour ce faire l’un des premiers objectifs est d’améliorer les conditions d’hospitalisation pédiatrique et nutritionnelle pour 205 patients (300 lors du pic annuel d’admissions). Pour cela, il faudra :

  • remplacer les constructions temporaires et porter la capacité de lits dans des structures en dur à 205 ;
  • augmenter la capacité à 255 lits lors du pic annuel des activités, dont environ 50 lits sous tente pour une courte période ;
  • garantir le circuit des patients et le triage permettant l’identification des patients les plus gravement malades.

La construction d’un bâtiment au sein de l’hôpital général de Koutiala a été décidée, la programmation médicale ainsi que l’étude de faisabilité ont été complétées.

Mission

Sous la responsabilité du Superviseur Logistique basé au siège à Paris, en collaboration avec l’ensemble de l’équipe de Koutiala et en encadrant l’équipe construction, vous menez le projet construction de Koutiala à son terme, du design à la réception, dans un délai estimé de deux ans maximum. Vous coordonnez et supervisez les différentes phases du projet construction et organisez les ressources nécessaires à la réalisation du projet dans les temps impartis ; vous assurez l’échange d’information entre les différents acteurs sur le terrain de façon efficace et concrète.

Description du poste

Pour la coordination et supervision des différentes phases du projet construction :

  • Vous êtes responsable des relations avec les bureaux d’études, conseillers légaux, sous-traitants, entrepreneurs et fournisseurs ;
  • Vous assurez les relations avec les autorités maliennes sur les sujets liés à la construction, en collaboration avec le chef de mission et le Coordinateur de Projet de Koutiala ;
  • Vous finaliser l’étude de faisabilité, en étudiant les ressources disponibles sur place et au niveau régional (bureaux d’études, entrepreneurs…)
  • Vous lancez la phase design avec l’architecte expatrié qui réalisera les plans sommaires de l’ensemble du projet ;
  • Vous préparez les dossiers d’appel d’offre avec les techniciens ;
  • Vous supervisez les techniciens dans la réalisation de leurs chronogrammes d’activité ;
  • Vous faites un suivi financier et de l’avancement des travaux ;
  • Vous assurez la réception temporaire et finale des travaux avec le Coordinateur Projet (malfaçons uniquement) ;
  • Vous mettez à jour le plan de masse et du bâtiment avec tous les réseaux électricité, eau et assainissement, faites le bilan de construction (inclus coûts de conception, RH et des travaux) et le dossier de maintenance ;

Pour l’organisation des ressources nécessaires à la réalisation du projet dans les temps impartis :

  • Vous évaluez les besoins en Ressources Humaines et, en étroite collaboration avec le Responsable Administratif, participez au recrutement en fonction des besoins ;
  • Vous assurez l’encadrement, le suivi et l’évaluation de l’équipe sous votre supervision ;
  • Vous êtes responsable du budget construction et réalisez un suivi budgétaire précis et formalisé, en collaboration avec les contrôleurs de gestion et le superviseur logistique au siège ;
  • Vous vous assurez du respect des règles de sécurité (sous-traitants inclus) et que le chantier perturbe le minimum les activités médicales en cours ;

Profil recherché

Vous avez une formation technique ou technologique spécialisée dans le secteur de la construction (BTS, DUT, Licence pro conduite de travaux, diplôme d’ingénieur en génie civil). Vous justifiez d’une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 2 ans en gestion et suivi de chantier de construction en tant que Conducteur de travaux ou Ingénieur d’étude BTP.

Une expérience dans le domaine de la construction en mission humanitaire avec MSF ou d’autres ONG dans des pays en voie de développement est un atout.

Vous avez des connaissances informatiques niveau avancé (Word, Excel et internet), et maîtrisez Autocad.

Vous avez une vision stratégique, d’excellentes capacités de communication, de gestion du personnel et de délégation. Vous maîtrisez tous les aspects d’une gestion de projet (définition, implémentation, suivi budgétaire, RH, etc…) et savez fédérer et animer une équipe pluridisciplinaire. Vous avez des talents de bon négociateur.

Conditions

Poste basé à Koutiala, au Mali – contrat de deux ans.

Statut et conditions d’indemnités ou salariales en fonction de votre expérience.

Prise en charge par MSF des frais liés à la mission (visa, vol, hébergement, nourriture), d’une couverture médicale et de l’assurance rapatriement.


How to apply:

Merci d’adresser votre candidature (lettre de motivation et CV) par email jusqu’au 11 septembre 2014inclus à : srtmsf@paris.msf.org

Merci d’indiquer dans l’objet du mail la référence : CONS/KOUT-0914

Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s dont le dossier aura été retenu seront contacté(e)s

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Pakistan: Reading Expert, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:38
Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 19 Sep 2014

Reading Expert, Reading Culture Study, Pakistan

Company Profile:

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

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded a contract by USAID to provide monitoring, verification and evaluation services to USAID covering USAID-supported programs throughout Pakistan. The goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program (MEP) is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary:
MSI will be conducting a study to identify and examine barriers to reading in Pakistani culture and identify opportunities to strengthen reading skills and habits across different regional, gender, age, and language divides. The results of the study are intended to inform future USAID/Pakistan education and reading programing. The Reading Expert will assist the study team in developing and finalizing data collection instruments for focus group discussions, individual interviews, and a short survey; ensuring adherence to the objectives and methodology of the study; data analysis and report writing; and communicating results to USAID/Pakistan.

The assignment is expected to require up to 68 working days from September-December 2014 including 6-8 weeks of fieldwork in Pakistan. The Reading Expert will report to the Senior Advisor for Evaluations.

Responsibilities:

  • Review all relevant program documents required to understand the study.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop in Islamabad to review study’s purpose and methodology.
  • Assist with finalization of work plan and data collection instruments for focus group discussions, key informant and individual interviews, and a rapid participatory assessment.
  • Participate in the data analysis.
  • Participate in report writing.
  • Participate in a debrief USAID/Pakistan on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:

  • At least fifteen years of experience in international development.
  • At least ten years of experience in applied research, particularly focusing on education and/or literacy/reading.
  • At least a Master’s degree in social science or a related field.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • Demonstrated report writing abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience working in Pakistan or neighboring countries preferred.

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.comPI82951834
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