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Liberia: Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) Psychosocial Mental Health Coordinator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 49 min ago
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2014

ABOUT AMERICARES

Confront crisis. Create change.In the simplest of terms, that is the mission of AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures with people in crisis in the United States and around the world.

Since 1982, AmeriCares has worked to address the health and humanitarian needs of people in communities affected by poverty and disaster. Together with its global network of partners, AmeriCares has helped millions of people confront the health crises they face, creating sustainable change to restore health and providing pathways for hope and opportunity.

AMERICARES EBOLA RESPONSE OVERVIEW

AmeriCares has been responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa since May, and to date has delivered $1.1 million in personal protective equipment, medicines and other supplies. We are expanding our response to include the staffing and operation of an Ebola treatment unit (ETU) with our partner the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The ETU is part of the U.S. government’s Ebola response and is a critical component of the treatment and containment strategy. The Department of Defense (DOD) is constructing the unit and will supply it with medicines, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. A USAID grant will cover staffing and operations.

The ETU has 100 beds and requires 200 staff. AmeriCares is leading the recruitment of talented people with experience working in challenging settings.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will provide psychological assessment, counseling and support to ETU patients and their family members as well as fellow staff in the ETU. As the sole mental health professional on the ETU staff, the psychiatric/mental health professional will oversee and complete all levels of mental health care on the unit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Patient assessment and care

  • Evaluate the mental health and psycho-social needs of patients in the ETU
  • Collaborate with other members of the ETU staff to evaluate the mental health needs of patients on the unit
  • Develop contingency plans for the management of psychotic episodes and other challenges
  • (If psychiatrist) Manage psychiatric symptoms and conditions presented by ETU patients

Patient counselling and community engagement

  • Provide counselling and education to ETU patients related to their illness and eventual reintegration into the community
  • Develop and/or communicate discharge plans for patients able to leave the ETU and return to the community
  • Support the nursing staff in developing and/or communicating discharge plans for patients able to leave the ETU and return to the community, and providing education to patients on prevention
  • Provide counselling and education to family members of ETU patients both while they are hospitalized and in preparation for discharge
  • Liaise with social service providers in the community that can provide resources and support to ETU patients and their family members
  • Provide grief counselling to patients and family members

Staff care

  • Develop approaches to support Liberian and expatriate staff including individual or group counselling and other coping mechanisms
  • Train ETU staff in Psychological First Aid
  • Train all new team members on mental health protocols and programs operating in the ETU

Protocols and guidelines

  • Assist in the development and documentation of mental health treatment protocols in the ETU and take leadership in shaping the psychiatric/mental health professional role in the ETU as the response progresses and patient needs evolve
  • Ensure protocols are consistent with Ministry of Health requirements and other guidelines established for the Ebola responsePlease view the attached pdf for full position details and qualifications.

How to apply:

Please follow the url link to apply directly via our on line portal: http://bit.ly/1tfuFsE

Questions may be referred to:

Ella Gudwin SVP, Strategy and Program Development Office: 203-658-9688 | Mobile: 917-887-3019 egudwin@americares.org

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Kenya: Proposal Writer - Public Health (WASH) & Nutrition (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 55 min ago
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Nov 2014

Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty particularly those who are excluded or marginalized. We deliver high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits and work in partnership with others. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations and is an equal opportunity employer.

****BACKGROUND:****

The main purpose of this assignment is for the consultant to work with Plan International Kenya Country Office to develop a full funding proposals for WASH and Nutrition to be submitted to an anticipated request for proposal/application from donors like USAID and others.

Plan Kenya requires the services of a Proposal Writer for its Public Health programme focusing on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) and Nutrition. The selected Consultant and Plan will work on the basis of a framework contract and will agree on specific terms for required proposal. As demands differ greatly between one donor and another, specific experiences with particular donors are therefore important. The consultant will take the lead in developing a compelling full proposal, budget and attachments for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Nutrition programming in line with the donor requirements and Plan’s programmes standards.

****DIMENSIONS OF ROLE:****

The consultancy role includes the conceptualisation, design, coordination and writing/developing a full proposal in WASH and Nutrition. The applicant should have written a winning proposal to the value of (at least) USD 15m in the past 2 years. The incumbent will report to the Business Development Manager on a day to day basis who has oversight of the respective assignments. The consultant should be familiar with the requirements for writing a proposal specifically for the USAID

****RESPONSIBILITIES:****

  • Lead/coordinate with country office team to write all sections of the required proposal.
  • Create timeline for required proposal development with defined actions, or milestones, and communicate to all parties involved in the response.
  • Scan for all relevant background information required for the development of the grant
  • Edit and incorporate the inputs of the Plan National Offices/country office staff/Lead consortium and/or partner organizations into the proposal;
  • Ensure all project partners are fully aware of what and when information is needed
  • Ensure that the tone, content, and design of the proposal correspond to the requirements of the USAID call
  • Deliver a quality product against a tight schedule
  • Liaise with Plan Finance/grants department to ensure coherence between narrative and budgetary elements in the proposal.

****NATURE OF ASSIGNMENT****

This is an office-based work in Nairobi with relevant external meetings in Nairobi and field visit to target areas in Coast. For the preparation of the full proposal, the consultant is requested to meet all relevant parties and involve them in the process. All deliverables shall be submitted electronically, in Word or Excel format as per Plan regulations.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in a related technical or management discipline with particularly strong background in Public Health or related disciplines in: Environmental Sanitation, Health & Nutrition or other relevant specialization in rural/urban/water supply, sanitation and hygiene service provision)
  • At least 7 years’ experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Conversant with child rights issues
  • Experience with Ministry of Health MOH /and collaboration with GOK, county governments and other actors including the private sector are a critical requirement
  • High level of integrity, values, ethics and attitudes that align with principles of Plan’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing/coordinating winning proposals to institutional donors like EU, USAID, African Development Bank, World Bank, UN agencies or other international donors with technical skills in WASH and Nutrition programming
  • Knowledge of the donor environment in Kenya

KEY SKILLS SPECIFIC TO THE ASSIGNMENT

  • Ability to work under pressure and extreme time constraints
  • Knowledge of maternal, neonatal and child health and the health sector in terms of nutrition is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of research using quantitative and qualitative principles.
  • Community facilitation, good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team and other external partners

How to apply:

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please visit http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full Terms of Reference and make an online application. The closing date of application is 4th November 2014.You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Communications Officer (Internship) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 4 min ago
Organization: Emergency - Life Support for Civilian War Victims
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 02 Nov 2014

Job Title: Communications Officer (Internship)

Location: London + ability to work remotely

Duration: 4 - 6 months (start date Monday 17th November)

Days:

  • 2.5 days working from the office
  • Availability to update social media on a daily basis
  • 1st Saturday of each month required attendance at monthly volunteers’ meeting

Hours:

  • 10 am – 5pm on full days working at the office
  • Around 20-40 minutes daily to update social media
  • 2:30 – 5:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month

This is an unpaid internship placement.

About EMERGENCY UK

EMERGENCY is a humanitarian assistance NGO that provides free, high-quality medical care to victims of war, poverty and landmines. EMERGENCY runs programmes in six countries; operating principally in conflict and post-conflict countries, such as Afghanistan and the Central African Republic.
EMERGENCY UK supports EMERGENCY’s work through fundraising and awareness raising in the UK, as well as recruiting UK medical staff for its hospitals abroad. This is a critical time for EMERGENCY as we are running an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone and are expanding our work there.

ROLE OBJECTIVE

  • To update EMERGENCY UK’s social media platforms
  • To design communication campaigns
  • To write our monthly newsletter
  • To write copy for the website and publicity materials
  • To provide support to our Campaigns Officer
  • To engage with journalists and deal with press enquires

How to apply:

If you believe yourself to be the right candidate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and send your CV with a covering letter addressed to Nicole Constantine to info@emergencyuk.org explaining how you match our requirements and why you want to join the EMERGENCY UK team. When you email us could you please ensure the following:

  • in the subject, please specify "Communications Internship application"
  • include your full name in the CV file name.
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United States of America: General Counsel (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 7 min ago
Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Dec 2014

****Overall Responsibilities****

In this newly created role the General Counsel will play a strategic role in providing guidance and counsel at the senior levels of MSH in the areas of legal and reputational risk. The General Counsel will provide support to MSH’s global operations and business development activities and manages the compliance office. The General Counsel will also provide guidance and counsel and serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors.

****Specific Responsibilities****

Legal Advisory Support (60%)

The General Counsel ensures that the day-to-day domestic and international legal needs of all MSH departments are adequately met through management and coordination of outside counsel. This responsibility includes advising MSH staff and leadership on legal issues and potential exposures through individual or group meetings, seminars or written opinions; reviewing, negotiating and/or drafting of contracts, leases, sample documents, policy statements, disclosures, solicitations, reports, publications, and releases for internal and external dissemination.

The primary areas of legal review relate to domestic and international matters, including: review of US government contract terms and conditions, intellectual property/trademark, governmental regulation and compliance, marketing and solicitation compliance, ethical standards, tax, employment, immigration, trust and estates, insurance, real property, advocacy, commercial litigation, taxation, registration, social enterprise, healthcare financing, and other general corporate matters.

Other areas include nonprofit status and obligations, governance, and internal investigations. The General Counsel oversees the legal resources for global compliance with law, regulations, and directives, and manages the organization’s counter-terrorism, fraud reporting, and whistleblower policies and procedures. The General Counsel prepares and manages an annual budget, and establishes and manages outside probono and paid legal service provider relationships for MSH.

Complicance Management (20%)

The General Counsel manages the compliance office that supports MSH’s enterprise risk management. Through this office, The General Counsel identifies and facilitiates the process to reduce areas of risk exposure to MSH. The compliance office is directly responsible for surveying the regulatory and legal operating environments to determine risks for MSH and recommending actions or options available to mitigate such risks. The compliance office convenes the compliance committee and documents and updates the GRC software to ensure up-to-date and accurate information is available to stakeholders.

Risk Management (15%)

Attends meetings of the Leadership Team as needed and meets with senior managers and other staff to obtain information about current and future projects and activities contemplated within MSH. The General Counsel reviews key project summaries, publications and other materials produced by each office or center to identify potential legal exposure; works with counsel for other non-profit agencies on legal issues of common interest to the non-profit and NGO communities; oversees relationships with outside legal counsel providing legal services to MSH in the US; assists with management of legal counsel relationships internationally and as requested by country offices; participates on committees, task forces, and in seminars to educate MSH internal clients on managing legal risk and exposure; available to all staff to listen and advise on work related to legal and ethical issues.

Board of Directors Support (5%)

Provides guidance and counsel and serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors ensuring that appropriate governance processes are executed. Minutes the proceedings of the Board and ensures that meetings of the By-Law Committees are appropriately documented. Provides advice and guidance to the Board in its execution of its duties. Works with the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO to ensure Board fiduciary materials are compliant with local regulations and oversight bodies.

****Qualifications****

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an ABA-accredited law school and a license to practice law in a duly constituted governmental body of any state or territory of the USA or the District of Columbia, and not not suspended or disbarred.
  • 7-10 years of legal practice as an attorney with 5-7 years of experience at a major law firm working with employment law, nonprofit, US Government or multilateral donor requirements, and/or corporate law.
  • International experience in developing and emerging economy countries a plus. Familiar with soliciting and fundraising in multi-state contexts.
  • 2-4 years of experience preferred as in-house counsel in an international non-profit organization that receives support from multiple donor types and streams and conducts operations in multiple developing nations or equivalent experience.
  • Preference for proficiency in US Government grants and contracts regulations and providing guidance and advice in governing various business types.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and negotiations skills; excellent analytical abilities and legal research skill; proficiecy in word processing and internet research; ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language; experience in managing a legal department, experience in training and making presentations all a plus.
  • Able to travel internationally up to 20% a year.

How to apply:

https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/7821/general-counsel/job

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Guinea: Head of Regional Ebola Operations (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 8 min ago
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 25 Oct 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Organizational Context

The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Zone Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Africa Zone Business Group is organized through regional representations covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country representations in Ethiopia, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia and Zimbabwe. Job Purpose

Job purpose

Since March this year, the IFRC has expanded its Ebola preparedness and response activities to seven countries: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria for large scale response; and in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal for Ebola preparedness and control measures.

In just three of these seven countries, with support from IFRC Red Cross Societies in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have engaged 4,203 trained volunteers to engage at community level through social mobilization activities, psychosocial support, dead body management and contact tracing. We have been supporting their operations through the deployment of more than 150 international staff since March 2014.

The Red Cross response is built on five main activities: Social mobilization, Disinfection of houses, Psycho Social Support, Contact tracing and Dead Body Management (DBM). Furthermore, the Red Cross is involved in case management in Liberia and Sierra Liberia and in transportation of the sick in Guinea.

The situation across the region is evolving rapidly, with security issues occurring almost every day, new incidences and movement restrictions imposed by neighbouring countries and air lines. With a large number of delegates and RDRTs staff health and security is a concern.

All efforts are being made by all involved about focusing on stopping the outbreak in 6 months, which is an ambitious plan; the alternative is, however, scary. It is therefore time to ensure scaling up of a coherent and coordinated RCRC approach across all the affected countries.

The deployment of the Head of Ebola Response and Coordination will be to head the IFRC Africa Ebola Virus Disease Management Unit in Conakry, providing leadership, management and support through the Ebola Management Unit to the affected countries.

The Head of Ebola Response and Coordination will lead in the development of the appropriate support and resources to effectively and efficiently manage the response to the disease beyond the country level, providing a regional overview, ensuring the coordination and streamlining of activities and provide enhanced preparedness for the wider Africa context.

The Head of Ebola Response and Coordination will replace the HEOps, and receive a thorough briefing upon arrival. Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage the Coordination and Preparedness Emergency Appeal as the assigned Budget Holder.
• Provide overall strategic leadership of the IFRC regional Ebola response operation as the disease outbreak evolves in the region and beyond.
• Participate in high level coordination meetings as organized by UNMEER, WHO, governments, donors and other agencies.
• Build effective cooperation and partnerships with relevant organisations to support the EVD Operation
• Ensure that processes are in place to promote learning and knowledge sharing between the National Societies, Federation and its partners.
• Lead resource mobilisation as agreed with the Zone resource mobilisation strategy.
• Monitor and analyse political, economic and social trends within the region as they affect response work, and for planning purposes and for keeping the Federation and partners informed.
• Support the implementation of policy objectives for advocacy, communications and external relations for region in line with Federation global priorities.
• Provide coordination of the country operations in all countries with a response operation.
• Lead and manage the Regional Coordination Hub in Conakry.
• Manage operations managers in the current and possible future EVD affected countries.
• Provide overall coordination of appeal planning and management process for all Ebola preparedness and response operations.
• Lead the transition of response operations into longer term recovery and resilience programming.
• Ensure organisational learning and knowledge management.
• Provide internal and external coordination and representation of the IFRC in various regional and Africa wide fora.
• Provide overall security leadership and focus on staff / volunteer safety and health.
• The Head of Ebola Response and Coordination will report to the Director of Zone.
• All operations managers in the current and possible future EVD affected countries will report to the Head of Ebola Response and Coordination. Members of the GVA EVD cell will have a technical reporting line to Head of Ebola Response and Coordination.

Education

University degree in development, humanitarian, political science or other relevant degree.

Experience

At least 10 years of experience working in humanitarian response and coordination.
Minimum 5 years of management experience.
Experience in managing large and multi-cultural teams.
Documented experience in humanitarian diplomacy.
RC/RC experience Knowledge, skills and languages

Knowledgeable about RCRC Movement
Knowledge of humanitarian affairs
Knowledge of epidemiological outbreak control preferred.
Proven ability to negotiate with varying partners: NS, Government, UN.
Ability to multi task and work under pressure.
Analytical skills
Fluently spoken and written English and French

Competencies and values

Collaboration and Teamwork
Creativity and Innovation
Communication
Judgement and Decision Making
National Society and Customer Relations
Building Trust
Empowering Others
Stay Safe for Managers Comments

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


How to apply:

Duration:12 Months

Grade: E1

Apply: https://fednet.ifrc.org/en/resources/support/hr/recruitment-process/curr...

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Guinea: Emergency Health Delegate, Guinea (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 18 min ago
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 28 Oct 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Zone Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Africa Zone Business Group is organized through regional representations covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country representations in Ethiopia, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia and Zimbabwe. On 21 March 2014, the Government of Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola. This is the first documented outbreak in the country, with the epi-centre in the south, near the borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola strain has been identified as Zaire, an extremely virulent strain of the virus with a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent. Since the outbreak was first announced, the Red Cross has launched emergency operations in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, through which more than 2,000 volunteers are being trained and mobilized to share key messages of prevention and protection.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Operations Manager the Emergency Health Delegate will lead and coordinate the emergency health preparedness and response activities of the Emergency Appeal, with a particular focus on national Society capacity building, coordination and collaboration, knowledge management and organisation learning.

Employing a risk reduction and resilience approach, these activities include disease prevention and control, epidemic preparedness and response, psychosocial support and sanitation. This entails liaising with the communicators in the National Society, the ICRC and at other Movement partners to ensure timely and quality production of updates and other possible outputs. Job Duties and Responsibilities

Emergency preparedness

  1. Monitor epidemiological data, health indicators, disaster and disease patterns for analysis and early detection of Ebola virus disease concerns. Facilitate the identification of necessary readiness and response actions to be taken, where necessary.
  2. Support the further development and mobilisation of national and regional pools of qualified health practitioners, as part of the regional disaster response teams.
  3. Contribute to the development as well as reviews of Federation response mechanisms, operating procedures and protocols affecting different levels of the organisation.

Emergency response

  1. Support in the planning, implementation and management of the health component of National Society emergency response and recovery programmes supported and coordinated by the Federation.
  2. Support the Ebola virus disease operation, in ensuring that the physical and mental health needs of staff are well-looked after, and that staff health procedures and medical evacuation plans are updated regularly.

Knowledge management and organisational learning

  1. Identify and document good practices on emergency health preparedness and response.
  2. Compile essential technical guidelines, references, reports and case studies on Ebola virus disease preparedness and response, and made them available through Federation platforms.

Coordination and collaboration

  1. Participate in and work with relevant regional emergency health networks and coordination mechanisms with a view of improving health interventions in the operation, as well as strengthening effective and coordinated health response.
  2. As part of the Federation’s global emergency health team, participate in defining collective priorities and initiatives to contribute to the delivery of the secretariat’s strategic operational framework for health in general, and in emergency health in particular.

NS capacity building

  1. Support National Societies’ emergency health preparedness and response capacity strengthening consistent with their mandates and roles agreed with national authorities related to Ebola virus disease.
  2. Promote, and where possible facilitate, the integration and mainstreaming of emergency health programmes and initiatives into relevant National Society programmes, as well as the co-ordination and co-operation between National Society emergency health programmes and initiatives.

Education

Medical or other health-related degree

Post-graduate education in public health or training in tropical medicine, infectious diseases control, or humanitarian assistance

Experience

At least three years of experience in managing emergency health programmes and interventions

At least five years programme management experience in an international humanitarian organisation

At least five years of experience in working with national counterparts

Programme management experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent system, preferably in an emergency response setting

Experience in working with a national Red Cross Red Crescent society Knowledge, skills and languages

Extensive knowledge of the Federation’s health and disaster management objectives, mandate and programme orientation, as well as emergency health and disaster management system, tools and mechanisms

Good knowledge of disaster management and humanitarian assistance concepts and debates, as well as mechanisms, tools and guidelines for programming and coordination at different levels

Leadership and coordination skills

Analytical thinking skills

Good communication and presentation skills

Good training and facilitation skills

Self-supporting in computers: word processing, spreadsheets and presentations

Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to support field operations or training

Fluent in written and spoken French Competencies and values

National Society Relations

Results Focus & Accountability

Teamwork

Communications

Professional Mastery

Innovation

Integrity

Diversity

Comments

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


How to apply:

Vacancy No:IFRC00332

Apply https://fednet.ifrc.org/en/resources/support/hr/recruitment-process/curr...

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United Republic of Tanzania: Program Manager TB Operations, Tanzania (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 24 min ago
Organization: APOPO vzw
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Nov 2014

APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative method using African giant pouched rats, nicknamed “HeroRATs”, to detect landmines and tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO’s Head Office is based in Morogoro, Tanzania, where APOPO works in close collaboration with and is hosted by the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

For more information about APOPO, please check out our website: http://www.apopo.org

APOPO is currently looking for a full time Program Manager for the TB Operations, based in Morogoro. For more info about the vacancy, please check out the attached vacancy profile.

The TB program is already very successful as the application achieves a 43% increase in case detection over the TB clinics. A further expansion of the program can increase the impact of our HeroRAT’s and save more lives. Please join APOPO’s dynamic international team and help us make a difference!


How to apply:

Post your CV and motivation letter to the following link: http://bit.ly/1whyyxj

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India: Telugu, Saura and Oriya to English translator (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 33 min ago
Organization: All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development Fund
Country: India
Closing date: 24 Oct 2014

All We Can, the Methodist Relief and Development Organisation are looking to recruit a translator for an upcoming trip to India. Two members of the All We Can team will be visiting projects in Odisha and Jharkland to conduct interviews and collect case studies on behalf of the organisations communications team. All We Can are looking to recruit a translator, a fluent speaker of Saura, Telugu, Oriya and English, to assist them with interpretation on their trip.

Key requirements:

· You will need a confident and clear speaker able to translate accurately into English from Telugu, Saura and Oriya.

· We require the translation to be in the first person so “I went to the market” not “she said she went to the market”

· Translators need to translate the questions and responses verbatim (no interpretation) as it is vital that we are able to record accurately, word for word what the person being interviewed is saying.

· The translator would be required to listen to the person being interviewed and translate when they have finished speaking so that the translation can be accurately recorded for later use to create subtitles.

Dates of Employment:

All We Can will need the translator from 2nd-8th November, meeting us in Rayagada and travelling with us to Hazaribag on 7th November.

Terms of Employment:

All We Can will pay the Translator at the maximum rate of USD 100 billable per day of work.

All We Can will provide the Translator with hotel accommodation, meals and transport for the contracted period.

The Translator will start on Sunday 2nd November 2014 and will complete his last day on Saturday 8th November 2014.


How to apply:

To apply please send an up to date CV to r.branch@allwecan.org.ukby 9am UK time on Friday 24th October 2014.

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Sierra Leone: Emergency WASH Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 34 min ago
Organization: GOAL
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 03 Nov 2014

Background

GOAL is an emergency and development NGO established in 1977, currently operational in 15 countries world-wide. GOAL is currently in mid-cycle of a strategic period running from 2012-2016. GOAL programming focuses on both development and emergency contexts in both urban and rural settings. The focus is on integrated Health programming with WASH strategically falling under Health with overall aim of improving the health of target populations.

Reporting to the WASH coordinator the incumbent will ensure that all water supply, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services, including waste management, are coordinated in a timely manner and in line with the Government of Sierra Leone Emergency Ebola Response WASH Strategy. The candidate will represent GOAL and will be part of the National Technical Support Team overseeing the quality control of GOAL’s Ebola response on WASH and Waste Management.

The role will focus predominantly on the construction of WASH infrastructure in the treatment units and community care units, making sure such infrastructure meets the standards agreed amongst WASH stakeholders. Where appropriate the manager will also contribute to the improvement of these standards. A key role will also be to coordinate with implementation partners on the ground.

Key Duties

  • Support the management of the Water supply systems, Sanitation, Hygiene facilities and waste disposal in Peripheral Health Units, Ebola Isolation Units and the Community Care Units
  • Ensure that appropriate designs of water, sanitation and waste disposal facilities are developed in line with the recommended standards for Ebola Emergency Response
  • Guide and supervise the construction engineers/contractors, including ensuring provision of appropriate on-job training for field staff
  • Assist in the development of contractor management tools and systems, including drawings and BoQs for WASH and Waste Management in PHUs/ ECU’s and Isolation units.
  • Sit as a technical lead person for GOAL on Emergency meetings at National level and contribute to the drafting of Ebola Emergency Response policies, M&E indicators and standards (related to WASH)
  • Work with the appropriate technical bodies and Freetown City Council to rapidly provided additional technical guidelines on safe body management in Freetown and planning for potential crematoria.
  • Assist the WASH Coordinator in proposal development where necessary
  • Other tasks as required

Qualifications and competencies

  • A degree in Civil/Water Engineering or similar
  • At least four years of experience in managing emergency programs (to some extent non-emergency experience can substitute)
  • Proven managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Experience of managing contractors and development of contract management systems
  • Be a self-starter, with the ability to make decisions independently
  • Experience in using AutoCAD including other software modelling packages
  • Willingness to travel to 50% of the time to rural areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with minimal supervision
  • Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

How to apply:

To apply please visit the GOAL website
http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YGTYD&sid=...

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Jordan: Partnership Coordinator/National (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 36 min ago
Organization: CARE
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 31 Oct 2014

Partnership Coordinator CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of our community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. We also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives. In the fiscal year 2013, CARE worked in 87 countries around the world, supporting 927 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 97 million people. And the CARE package survived as well: the term is still a synonym to food “gift” packages in several languages around the world. Scope of Work: The purpose of this role is to support and promote the partnership approach in CARE International – Jordan. This includes advising and facilitating specific partnership processes as well as institutional development, with a focus on expanding CARE’s ability to implement programs through partners. The partnership coordinator will contribute to fulfilling CARE’s strategic priority of providing support to the development of Civil Society. The PC is expected to review and assess multiple partners with a view to develop relationships with existing and potential partners. The PC will assess their suitability for a partnership by using institutional assessment tools available within CARE to determine partner strengths, weaknesses, capacity and capability to implement programs. After due diligence assessments are undertaken and partners identified, the PC will work with CARE’s core team of program specialists to determine the most appropriate means to enhance partner efficiency and effectiveness.
The PC is expected to complete partner assessments and inform CARE program leadership on ‘best practice’ methodology to work with partners to enable a more strategic relationship. The position requires superior knowledge of CARE programming principles, the contextual operating environment and an ability to identify partner skill deficiencies. Together with a team of technical specialists, the PC will coordinate, develop and deliver training programs. Strong organisational development and reporting skills are required to inform program strategy.
Strong networking skills are required within the aid community and CARE to leverage knowledge and learning required to operate programs in a remote management setting

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Identify and assess potential partner organizations Coordinate Capacity Building of partners Support partner relationships and program implementation Requirements: • Bachelor degree in rural development, agriculture, forestry, education, social science, public health, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. • At least five years as a development/humanitarian professional; at least two years in a senior position. • At least two years of experience managing relationships with implementing partners. • Five to ten years experience in not-for-profit organization with experience in complex emergency environments • Experience with remote implementation and monitoring. • Excellent communication and writing skills • Strong networking capability • Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions • Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans • Fluency in Arabic and English • Organization and time-management skills • Ability to identify challenges and proactively apply solutions • Past experience preparing and reviewing grant agreements • Strong knowledge of due diligence procedures and requirements

The contract is limited to 3 months with a possibility of extension. This position will remain open till October 31, 2014.


How to apply:

Candidates can apply and send their updated CV to h.r@jo.care.org (please write the vacancy name as the subject)

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Liberia: Warehouse Delegate - Liberia (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 41 min ago
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 25 Oct 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is organized into four Business groups in Geneva and five Business Groups in the field, namely the Zone Offices for Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Africa Zone Business Group is organized through regional representations covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as country representations in Ethiopia, Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Chad, Niger, Somalia and Zimbabwe, Central Africa Republic, Liberia. The situation in Liberia is increasing with Ebola cases on the rise, and an increased case load of treatment patients. The IFRC has decided to scale up support in treatment, prevention and other areas of community awareness to curb the current outbreak. In this, it is all the more imperative to recruit an IFRC Warehouse Delegate for at least a further 06 months in Liberia.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the IFRC Liberia Logistics Delegate, the Warehouse Delegate will carry out Warehouse tasks in support of International Federation operations Liberia.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • To asses LNRCS warehousing and assist in set up of an alternative warehouse
  • To assist LNRCS in reorganizing the existing NS warehousing system
  • To implement, maintain and follow International Federation standard warehouse practices and record keeping in accordance with audit trail standards.
  • To ensure the correct storage and rotation of stocks, as well as proper structural maintenance of warehouse(s) in view of maintaining all stocks in good condition.
  • To maintain accurate stock records and controls at all times; provide weekly and monthly stock reports to the Logistics Delegate and advice on warehousing issues that affect the overall logistics operation.
  • To organize local labour to effect the timely and efficient reception and dispatch of goods within the warehouse.
  • To liaise and maintain timely communications with relevant other delegation units, departments and services to ensure the timely and efficient receipt and dispatch of goods from the warehouse in support of their activities.
  • To support, train and develop the competencies of local employees, so they may be self-sustaining..
  • To contribute to strengthening the capacity of the LNRCS warehouse officer
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

Education

Formal education to secondary level technical qualification in logistics _ Required

Technical qualification in logistics _ Required

Experience

  • Warehouse management, at least 3 years _ Required
  • Working in general management or administration _ Preferred
  • Experience of working for a humanitarian aid organisation in a developing country _ Required
  • Experience of working within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. _ Required Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Proficient in basic computer software programmes (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing) _ Required
  • Valid driving licence (manual gears) _ Preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English _ Required
  • Skills in training and developing staff _ Preferred
  • Fluency in English _ Required Competencies and values
  • National Society relations
  • Results focus and accountability
  • Professional Mastery
  • Teamwork
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Managerial effectiveness

Comments

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


How to apply:

Category of Staff: Delegate Grade: C1

Vacancy No:IFRC00324

Apply https://fednet.ifrc.org/en/resources/support/hr/recruitment-process/curr...

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Campaign Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 47 min ago
Organization: Child Soldiers International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 16 Nov 2014

Part time fixed-term contract: 5 January 2015 – 4 January 2016

About the role:This is a maternity leave cover position, to continue work on Child Soldiers International’s established campaign to raise the enlistment age for the UK armed forces to 18 years old. For the period of cover the role will focus on building networks of support and action, alongside specific advocacy tasks at discrete points.

Salary:From £39,768 - £43,052 per annum full time equivalent, depending on experience, adjusted on a pro rata basis for 2 days per week to £15,907 - £17,220.

Working schedule: 2 days per week. Flexible working hours are available.

Location: The post is based at Child Soldiers International’s office in London Bridge.

Essential requirements: Fluency in English and the right to work in the UK. (Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements.)

Core responsibilities:

  • Expand the network of organisations (including young people’s organisations, students, children’s organisations, trade unions, faith groups, human rights organisations, veterans groups, political groups, etc) and influential individuals supporting the campaign, whilst maintaining existing relationships.
  • Devise effective and engaging campaigning actions for supporters (individuals and organisations) to undertake, and ensure these are effectively implemented.
  • Maintain and work with media contacts to ensure continued coverage of the issue as broadly as possible, including preparing press releases and providing broadcast interviews as necessary.
  • Maintain contacts with supporters in parliament, identify and take up advocacy opportunities, including the preparation of documents and delivery of presentations.
  • Monitor relevant developments within the MoD and parliament, including in relation to both defence and education.
  • Draft, submit and follow up on a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the UK’s implementation of its OPAC obligations.
  • Work with the Fundraiser to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing and support the organisational development of Child Soldiers International.

Person specification:

  • Experience of network building and outreach (essential)
  • Experience of devising and implementing effective public campaign actions (essential)
  • Experience of working with the media (essential)
  • Good contacts within relevant UK NGO communities (e.g. youth organisations, military organisations, etc)
  • Excellent written language skills (essential)
  • Experience of working within a Human Rights framework (desirable)
  • Experience of working within UK parliamentary system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK military issues, particularly recruitment of minors (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK education and/or social policy for 16 – 18 age group (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK political system (desirable)

Interviews and written test: Week commencing 1 December 2014


How to apply:

Please e-mail a covering letter, outlining your experience and capacity to do this job, details of two referees, and CV to info@child-soldiers.org. (Please state in your covering letter how you meet the essential requirement of the right to work in the UK.)

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United States of America: Senior Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 55 min ago
Organization: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Nov 2014

Position Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Specialist will provide leadership and support to CMMB, in the conceptualization, design and execution of comprehensive M&E systems. The Specialist will provide leadership in the identification of appropriate evaluation methodologies and the development of the tools that will be used to monitor and assess programmatic outcomes and impact, and inform the attainment of organizational impact. The Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Specialist will provide timely and relevant information to CMMB leadership to support evidence based decision-making in the area of strategic thinking and resource-allocation and will provide technical assistance to CMMB country offices when they are providing support to in-country partners’ monitoring and evaluation work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Management

  1. Oversee the design, implementation and continual refinement of organization’s standard programmatic M&E system, tools, and methods, employing a collaborative approach to ensure that these support CMMB’s strategic indicators, address country program needs, strengths and constraints.
  2. Contribute to the development of the M& E sections of all CMMB proposals during the proposal development process in order to ensure that all M & E systems support CMMBs long-range vision.
  3. Contribute to the continual refinement and improvement of CMMB’s M&E tools/methods and the identification and documentation of M&E best practices.
  4. Contribute to the development of an M&E manual of organizations M&E approach, tools and methods, ensuring that the manual meets the needs of organizations M&E field staff
  5. Develop processes for CMMB to collaboratively identify and document M&E best practices, advance shared learning initiatives and contribute best practices to organizations knowledge base.
  6. Lead the development of an M&E manual of CMMB’s M&E approaches, tools and methods.
  7. Provide input into the development of a web-based M&E management system that supports M&E data entry, management, analysis and reporting; facilitates M&E knowledge management and knowledge sharing; and improves communications.
  8. Participate in field-based M&E technical support teams to provide guidance, identify needs, strengthen the capacity of staff and support CMMB country programs, partner organizations, and other institutions through training, advice, and on-going technical assistance in M&E planning and implementation; developing and testing data-gathering instruments; data collection, analysis, interpretation, management and use; GIS; integration of results into on-going and strategic planning; and reporting.
  9. Advance M&E knowledge and best practices and influence the agenda of donor, development assistance organizations, partners, etc. by representing CMMB at relevant academic, government, regional and global evaluation associations, networks; developing position papers; contributing best practices at conferences, etc.

Capacity building

  1. Coordinate/facilitate capacity building in M&E for the country offices and staff in areas such as:

 Design of M&E systems

 Design of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and data gathering instruments

 Managing for results methodology

 Sampling techniques (cluster and LQAS)

 Development and use of indicators

 Epi-Info and other data analysis packages

 Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and other participatory learning methods and techniques

Finance and Accounting

  1. Review M&E program budgets to that ensure full costing has been identified.

Communication and Reporting

  1. Responsible for US based internal and external reporting in relation to M&E, including preparation of progress reports, web content, presentations for meetings, consolidation of reports from country programs, partners, and subcontractors to submit to relevant stakeholders, donors, CMMB Board, in accordance with required reporting formats and timing.
  2. Support staff, partners and subcontractors to prepare progress reports. Together with relevant staff, develop and submit plans and narrative and financial reports within agreed deadlines as required.

Required Qualifications:

 Master or equivalent advanced degree

 Eight years relevant professional experience, including M&E for international public health programming

 Three years relevant overseas experience

 Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

 Good knowledge of USAID’s Managing for Results methodology and programmatic requirements

 Proficiency in Epi-Info and/or other data analysis programs

 Understanding and experience in qualitative and quantitative data gathering

 Demonstrated strength in capacity building in M&E

 Experience and capacity in institutionalizing M&E systems and standards throughout an organization

 Understanding and experience in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) preferred.

 Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish or French

 Proven leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team

 Requires international travel approximately 25% of the time


How to apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to HR@cmmb.org.

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