Republic of Korea: Risk Manager (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 40 min ago
Organization: Green Climate Fund
Country: Republic of Korea
Closing date: 20 Feb 2015

About the Organization

The Green Climate Fund (“the Fund”) is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.

The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, the Fund will promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, taking into account the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

The Fund is governed by a Board, composed of an equal representation of developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations.

The Risk Manager will be based at the Fund’s headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea. The position is for an initial three year period.

Role

The Risk Manager will be responsible for developing the relevant policies and managing -- in a manner that reflects the Fund’s risk appetite: inter alia credit, market, operational, reputation, regulatory and compliance risk. The role will also be responsible for monitoring capital and processes, risk profiles and limits. The role will be ultimately responsible for facilitating the overall oversight of the Fund’s risk management.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Fund’s Executive Director and the Board, the Risk Manager will be responsible for :
  • Develop risk (credit, market, operational reputation, regulatory and compliance) policies, guidelines and approval processes;
  • Establish risk measurement methodologies (including risk rating) guidelines and toolkits;
  • Develop with the Fund’s CFO the asset and liability management process, guidelines and management toolkits;
  • Assess and Monitor counterparty risk;
  • Asses and Monitor market and operational risk;
  • Establish, monitor, and manage portfolio limits along with the Risk Working Group;
  • Provide the Board and senior management with regular periodic risk reports;
  • Work with the CFO in managing the overall Risk Framework of the Fund;
  • Develop capital monitoring policies and procedures;
  • Work closely with legal to ensure compliance with all regulatory entities in all countries where the Fund has exposure.

Required experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field (engineering, econometrics, actuarial science etc.) complemented by an MBA / CFA / CPRM / FRM or other Professional Designation preferred;
  • Exceptional analytical skills should be complemented by strong writing skills;
  • A minimum of 12 years experience in risk management, with a minimum of 8 years in credit and risk management at a top tier financial institution;
  • Experience in writing policies;
  • Experience modelling transactions as well as credit scoring toolkits;
  • Experience managing cross-border exposure into developing markets;
  • Experience in Portfolio Risk Management with different asset classes (debt, equities, guarantees, derivatives);
  • Experience in market and operational risk is also necessary;
  • Experience dealing with regulators and managing governance issues;
  • Experience dealing with Financial Institutions and/or Project Finance and/or Credit Programmes is favorable.
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage;
  • Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are strongly encouraged.

The compensation benefits for this key position will be internationally competitive and reflect the importance of the role.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and letter of interest to: recruitment@gcfund.org. Please send a single file named: “[last name] [first name]” (e.g. Johansson Anna). Subject line: “Risk Manager.”

Applications are currently being accepted. The position is open until filled.

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Republic of Korea: ICT Infrastructure and Services Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 41 min ago
Organization: Green Climate Fund
Country: Republic of Korea
Closing date: 16 Feb 2015

About the Organization

The Green Climate Fund (“the Fund”) is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.

The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, the Fund will promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, taking into account the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

The Fund is governed by a Board, composed of an equal representation of developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations.

The ICT Infrastructure and Services Specialist will be based at the Fund’s headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea. The position is for an initial three year period. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a start-up in international climate finance that offers stimulating challenges.

Role

The ICT Infrastructure and Services Specialist will handle a wide range of duties, spanning most aspects of infrastructure provisioning and services delivery. S/he will be instrumental in advancing the GCF automation strategy and be customer first focussed for our internal and external user audiences.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of ICT, s/he will be responsible for:

  • Managing projects for several medium to large undertakings in the work pipeline; accomplishing project team member tasks for other projects;
  • Overseeing demand planning, service level agreements negotiation, measurement and reporting on actuals;
  • Managing change as part of a transition to modified and new systems, services, and solutions; this includes quality assurance and acceptance testing aspects;
  • Scaling up of early days internally focused ICT customer support regime to adequately deal with the rapidly growing needs of external partners of the Fund;
  • Aiding in business process optimizations, business analysis, and solution shaping;
  • Administrating key and sensitive parts of systems and infrastructure, typically Cloud based;
  • Supervising and monitoring outsourced parts of ICT administration;
  • Assessing and comparing work sourcing scenarios; ICT vendor management;
  • Providing support during the Head of ICT’s absence or leave;
  • Performing of any other functions as may be assigned by the Head of ICT.

Required experience and qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems; or related fields;
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of relevant experience within the field, in a professional capacity;
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in network/servers administration, operations and support;
  • Minimum 4 years of hands-on experience in ICT user support;
  • Minimum 4 years of vendor management experience;
  • Good experience in the administration of VoIP technologies, web-based video-conferencing systems and collaboration tools;
  • Experience in delivering ICT services in an international organization and/or environments is an advantage;
  • Experience in database development and administration is an advantage;
  • Experience in procurement of ICT equipment/services is an advantage;
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level, with the following: (a) Proven application of expertise; in-depth knowledge within the area of ICT infrastructure and service provision; (b) Able to act as a team leader when required; (c) A team-player with a proactive and can-do attitude
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of another UN language an advantage;
  • Applications from women and citizens from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
    The compensation benefits for this key position will be internationally competitive and reflect the importance of the role.

For more information, please refer to our website: www.gcfund.org


How to apply:

For the interested candidate, please e-mail to recruitment@gcfund.org your CV and letter of interest in a single file named “[last name] [first name]” (e.g. Johansson Anna). The subject line of the e-mail should read “ICT Infrastructure and Services Specialist”

Please indicate your earliest availability date in your resume. If you are employed, indicate your notice period.

Shortlisting will start on 16 February 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Republic of Korea: Communications Specialist (Writer) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 43 min ago
Organization: Green Climate Fund
Country: Republic of Korea
Closing date: 16 Feb 2015

About the Organization

The Green Climate Fund (“the Fund”) is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.

The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, the Fund will promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, taking into account the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

The Fund is governed by a Board, composed of an equal representation of developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations.

The Communications Specialist will be based at the Fund’s headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea. The position is for an initial three year period. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a start-up in international climate finance that offers stimulating challenges.

Role

The Communications Specialist will help shape the public profile of the Fund. S/he will be instrumental in advancing the GCF external relations strategy and ensure the Fund’s key messages are consistently conveyed to all stakeholder audiences.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of Communications & Outreach Specialist, s/he will be responsible for: Drafting and editing text for different communication channels (website, publications, official notifications, Executive Director communications, other);
  • Producing outreach materials;
  • Providing support to internal clients on external communications for key corporate events;
  • Assisting in the coordination of public outreach programs for the Executive Director and Senior Management Team;
  • Reaching out to media clients.

Required experience and qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in international relations, finance, economics; or communications, journalism; or related fields – preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent;
  • At least 4 to 6 years of relevant experience within the field, in a professional capacity;
  • Track record in international relations: good understanding of multilateral processes and climate finance, good political judgement, and International experience;
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain relationships with key partners— including but not limited to the ability to represent the organization and interface effectively with senior government officials, private sector representatives;
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level, with the following: (a) Proven application of expertise; in-depth knowledge within the area of communications; (b) Able to act as a team leader when required, with supervision from the team head; (c) A team-player with a proactive and can-do attitude;
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is essential for this position (English mother tongue); knowledge of another UN language an advantage;
  • Applications from women and citizens from developing countries are strongly encouraged.

The compensation benefits for this key position will be internationally competitive and reflect the importance of the role.


How to apply:

For the interested candidate, please e-mail to recruitment@gcfund.org your CV and letter of interest in a single file named “[last name] [first name]” (e.g. Johansson Anna). The subject line of the e-mail should read “Communications Specialist.”

Please indicate your earliest availability date in your resume; if you are employed, indicate your notice period.

Shortlisting will start on 16 February 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Country Director: Cambodia, Muslim Aid, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Accompanied Posting (family Station); £20,000 - £25,000 (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 51 min ago
Country Director: Cambodia, Muslim Aid, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Accompanied Posting (family Station); £20,000 - £25,000 You will be leading the Muslim Aid Field Office in Cambodia, providing strategic leadership and management to the country team. You will ensure that all aspects of the programme are managed effectively. You will be expected to develop the country office...
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Lebanon: Deputy Area Manager (Bekaa) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 55 min ago
Organization: World Vision
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 06 Feb 2015

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision International is a child focused Christian Relief and Development organization implementing various development and relief projects in Lebanon. We seek to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Deputy Area Manager, Bekaa Area Development Programme (ADP). This is a strategic and highly operational position overseeing Project Managers and responsible for ensuring sound and timely projects implementation and management in Bekaa Programme, and reporting to the Bekaa Area Manager.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide overall operational leadership and management direction to Project Managers in Bekaa Area Development Programme to successfully promote child-focused community development within the Bekaa Area in close coordination with the Bekaa Area Manager.

  • To supervise and provide strategic/operational guidance and professional development of the Project Managers in Bekaa Area Development Programme (ADP).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTIONTIME SPENT · Promote WVL's Vision, Mission, Core Values and key NO and partnership standards and practices among staff and partners ensuring that these form the core foundation of all work in the programme area.

· Set and monitor performance targets, and establish operational priorities for the projects in Bekaa ADP in alignment with the project goals, WVL’s Strategy, Vision, Mission and Core Values.

· In collaboration with the Bekaa Area Manager, direct the successful implementation of a fully integrated projects ensuring seamless inter-project coordination in the Bekaa ADP.

· Ensure adequate projects documentation and successful achievement of project targets, child and community well being outcomes and other ministry focused key performance metrics;

· Provide effective leadership to Project Managers within the Bekaa ADP, imparting appropriate mentorship, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of program leaders within World Vision Lebanon.

· Timely compilation of professional and high quality periodic reports, meeting National Office and donor-reporting requirements. Ensure that all reports are accurate, comprehensive, well documented and guarantee the credibility of the program/ ADP and grants in the area.

· Review and provide feedback to project documents, DIPs, baseline surveys and evaluation reports for Bekaa, for compliance to WV standards, national office strategic direction and ensure that this is communicated to respective Office as appropriate.

· Ensure that tools are in place and in use to systematically track and report data on child well being targets

· Coordinate with operations and finance staff to ensure compliance with implementation and financial standards and policies of both the Partnership and the donors.

· Ensure proactive and continuous monitoring of program implementation, financial performance, and reporting through on-going program, projects and grants.

· Implement internal controls, ensuring compliance with pre-determined World Vision requirements, controls and procedures.

· Ensure all projects Implement audit recommendations report and comply with WV standards

· Continually monitor progress of projects and programs, ensuring program systems and staff are working to achieve goals and objectives and program is maintaining World Vision International and donor accountability standards.

· Carry out performance management for the project staff (performance agreement and appraisals) in a timely manner. 90% IV- Perform other duties as required 10% Security management responsibilities:

  1. Responsible of the day-to-day security management
  2. Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches
  3. Participate in personal safety training as required

HEA responsibilities:

  1. Be aware of emergency procedures in a response, take the lead in developing a Disaster Preparedness plan in the ADP and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented

Other duties:

  1. Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally if any
  2. Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events
  3. Perform other relevant tasks as assigned
Education

· Bachelor's degree in development studies, social sciences, economics, or related discipline. Essential

Knowledge & Skills · Strong development facilitation and community organization skills

· Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

· Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic (written and oral).

· Networking and influencing skills

· A proven multiplier with ability to work with minimal supervision. Essential · Minimum three (3) years experience in programme/project management and proven track record in people and successful projects management.

· Has strong knowledge of Emergencies management Essential


How to apply:

Interested Lebanese candidates send their CV along a cover letter mentioning in the email's subject the position applying to "*Deputy Area Manager (Bekaa)"*

email: lbn_cv@wvi.org

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Programme Officer, Commonwealth Writers, Commonwealth Foundation, London; £30,000 - £35,000 (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - 1 hour 58 min ago
Programme Officer, Commonwealth Writers, Commonwealth Foundation, London; £30,000 - £35,000 You will have extensive project management experience in literary and development work and thrive in a small, dedicated team. London based, international travel will be required.
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Côte d'Ivoire: Director of Program Quality and Advocacy (Ivorian Nationals Only) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 4 min ago
Organization: Save the Children
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 05 Feb 2015

About Save the Children

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through program in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, Save the Children works in 10 countries within the West and Central Africa Region with a current staff complement of approximately 2100 and current expenditure of approximately $711 million each year.

Save the Children, Cote d’Ivoire Program is seeking a Director of Program Quality and Advocacy for (01) Year with possible extension,based in Abidjan.

This is a national position with national conditions. (Local Contract)

Role Purpose

As a key member of the country Senior Management Team, the holder of this position will take shared responsibility for the direction and coordination of the country programme. The DPQA in its capacity is responsible for technical development and support, advocacy, representation, communication, programme development and MEAL with the objective of developing a high quality and responsive programme and obtaining greater impact for children in Cote d’Ivoire.The DPQA will work closely with the Director of Programme Operations formulating and carrying out joint work plans to achieve high levels of technical content in our programmes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, preferably in an area of social development. A general appreciation of global development, and particularly fragile states
  • Experience from developing and managing high performing and motivated teams as well as from contributing to personal and technical growth and development among staff members
  • More than seven years, out of which 3 – 5 years international experience, in designing and evaluating large scale, multi-sectorial development and emergency program, preferably from a child rights approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian law standards
  • Proven skills in proposal development and reporting across all major institutional donors, including but not limited to, USAID, EU, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, SIDA and others as indicated
  • Sound knowledge of rights based approaches to working with children and communities, and a creative and innovative approach to working on these issues with a proven commitment to child participation and empowerment methodologies
  • Substantial understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation as well as accountability towards donors and beneficiaries
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sectorial work
  • Proven ability to design and deliver on fundraising strategies
  • Networking - credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English and computer literate
  • Experience of working in an insecure environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV in a single document at the following address: cotedivoire.office@savethechildren.org, with the subject: Director of Program Quality and Advocacy

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United States of America: Chief Strategy and Resources Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 9 min ago
Organization: Population Services Intl.
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 26 Feb 2015

Chief Strategy and Resources Officer
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 20% international travel
Reports directly to the CEO

Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motley group with a diverse range of backgrounds from the medical industry to the music industry, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!
PSI is looking for a Chief Strategy and Resources Officer to think strategically about our future and execute the plan to get there. You’ll be overseeing strategic initiatives, leading a range of teams from the programmatic side to health areas, and partnering closely with our new business teams to bring in new funding to PSI. We’re looking for a leader who can think big (both near and long term) but who also understands the importance of getting the details right.
Sound like you? Read on to find out more.

Your contribution
The Chief Strategy and Resources Officer will play a key role in:

Setting our path
You will guide and execute PSI’s Strategic Plan and make sure our staff in DC and across our 65 platforms are aligned around it and working towards our common goals.

Making sure we’re on track
Measurement is one of PSI’s core values and this role demands it. As CSRO, you monitor the execution of the Strategic Plan and oversee key operational metrics to determine whether the organization should stay the course or pivot if needed.

Bringing in the money
You will direct our two fundraising teams: New Business Development and Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy. They focus on institutional donors, our growing individual donor base and new opportunities altogether.

Taking the lead
This role demands more than just a strategy expert. As the supervisor of four technical teams – Malaria and Child Survival, Sexual and Reproductive Health and TB, Strategic Research and Evaluation and Program Analytics – we’re looking for a leader who can inspire and motivate individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

Collaborating to make it all happen
You won’t be doing this alone and in fact, if you prefer to work solo, this is not the role for you. Collaboration is a core value at PSI and everyone works on a team. You will be a member of the Executive Team, work closely with our board of Directors, and partner with people at all levels of the organization.

We want someone that…

Lives our values
We need someone that lives and breathes our values - someone who can role model Measurement, Pragmatism, Honesty, Collaboration, Trust and Commitment on a daily basis.

Makes it real
We want great strategy, but not if you can’t make it real across PSI. We need someone that can translate complex strategy so that we all understand where we’re headed and what we need to do individually to get us there.

Thrives under pressure
This role isn’t for the meek. We want excitement, not reluctance when a big decision needs to be made or you’re asked to speak in front of 500 people.

Seeks freshness
You look for inspiration in unexpected places.

Can take a joke
You take your work seriously, but not yourself.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Apply Here

PI87998338


How to apply:

Apply Here

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Uganda: Design of Uganda's 2nd National Export Strategy (NES) 2015-2019 (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 15 min ago
Organization: Commonwealth Secretariat
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 26 Feb 2015

Reference: NXCWG0898
Location: Uganda
Closing date: 26th February 2015
Contract duration: 80 consultant days over a period of March to October 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking proposals for a consultancy to undertake support to the Government of Uganda (GoU) through the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) to design Uganda’s 2nd National Export Strategy (NES) 2015-2019. The terms of reference (TOR) for the consultancy are attached herewith.

The proposal should show how you would carry out this consultancy to meet the specific objectives set out in the TOR. The proposal should also provide details of the personnel to be assigned to the assignment, including their professional qualifications and specific experience. It should include a short statement of your team’s relevant expertise and experience in undertaking similar evaluation studies.

In submitting the proposal, you should be aware that the Commonwealth Secretariat has a policy on gender issues and consultancy firms are encouraged to include women consultants in their teams.

The Secretariat has estimated the resources required to deliver the outputs as approximately 80 consultant days over the period March to October 2015. Included in your proposal should be:

  • Technical approach and methodology proposed to undertake activities outlined in the scope of work (Not more than 8 pages).
  • Proposed work plan and milestones.
  • Proposed budget with all costs clearly broken down.
  • Detailed CVs of the proposed team members.
  • A breakdown of tasks and responsibilities between the team members.

How to apply:

We are requesting several organisations to submit proposals. The Commonwealth Secretariat is not obliged to accept the lowest value, or indeed any tender.

Please note this consultancy is open only to citizens of Commonwealth member countries or organisations registered in a Commonwealth country.

Please apply via http://thecommonwealth.org/jobs/request-tender-design-uganda%E2%80%99s-second-national-export-strategy-nes-2015-2019

We should receive an electronic copy of your proposal by 17:00 GMT on 26 February 2015.

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Kenya: Social Scientist-Gender (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 20 min ago
Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Feb 2015

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Social Scientist-Gender to contribute to the ILRI gender research work, both strategic as well as integrated gender research. The job holder will also to contribute substantially to the gender initiative work under the Livestock & Fish CRP, focusing on selected value chains.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to ILRI’s research on gender and livestock across the thematic areas of value chains, technological and organizational innovations and environment to improve the impacts of ILRI’s work on livelihoods.
  • Contribute to the gender initiative of the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish within ILRI.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the ILRI gender strategy including but not limited to supporting integration of gender in ILRI programs and projects, and coordinating staff capacity development in gender and gender analysis.
  • Support collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct research on gender and disseminate evidence for influencing policy and practice.
  • Support research and development projects led by ILRI and other partners including NGOs to integrate best practice in gender and to generate evidence for scaling out.
  • Contribute to and in some cases lead, resource mobilisation efforts.

Requirements:

  • A PhD. in Social Science (Rural Sociology, Gender and Development Social Anthropology, etc) or related field with application to agriculture or rural development.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience post-PhD.
  • Training on gender relations, social change and research for development.
  • A proven research record on gender and agriculture extending to study design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and peer-reviewed outputs.
  • Experience with mainstreaming and integrating gender in agriculture research and development projects and programs.
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production and/or marketing systems in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple partnerships and to develop successful funding proposals.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in another language is strong advantage).
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries.

Post location:The position is based in Nairobi (Addis may be considered).

Position level: Scientist 4C/Research level 1,dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international and salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.


How to apply:

How to apply:Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development. The position title and reference number REF: LGI/ 01/15should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 21 February 2015.

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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Emergencies Systems & Surge Capacity Officer, ActionAid, Central London; £33,664 - £34,682 (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 21 min ago
Emergencies Systems & Surge Capacity Officer, ActionAid, Central London; £33,664 - £34,682 ActionAid International is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. We are now looking for someone with good project management skills and understanding of surge capacity in humanitarian context
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Lebanon: Protection Officer (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 22 min ago
Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 10 Feb 2015

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

INTERSOS, in the framework of its activities in Lebanon is selecting candidates for the position of:

JOB TITLE: Protection Officer

DUTY STATION: Lebanon

STARTING DATE: February 2015

ROLE, TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Protection Officer is in charge of the implementation and the supervision of the protection activities of the project (CP/GBV/PoC with specific needs Case Management,), ensuring the protection technical expertise for a sound project implementation, focusing on case management. Specifically s/he will be responsible:

· Provide CP and SGBV case management services, including. emergency cash assistance for the most vulnerable or high risk cases and for PoC with specific needs

· Provide specialized psychological counseling for high risk CP and SGBV cases

· To develop and establish internal and external functional and effective referral and coordination mechanisms at field level for comprehensive assistance to children and adolescents at risk or most vulnerable as well as individuals at risk or survivors of GBV, mapping the services available (medical care, mental health and psychosocial support, safe shelter, legal counseling and assistance, education and livelihoods opportunities, etc.), establishing collaborative relations with other relevant actors working in the target areas (international and local, humanitarian and institutional), supporting the development of SOPs and related information material;

· Strengthen community-based interventions, through the ROV and peer to peer support mechanisms that prevent and protect persons of concern at risk of CP, SGBV and survivors;

· Capacitate public institutions, non-governmental partners, and refugee and host communities to safely identify, refer and provide effective and timely response to CP violations and SGBV

· Undertake daily field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regularly monitor the progress of the project activities;

· Prepare monthly reports according to INTERSOS and donor requirements;

· Proactively participate in child protection and SGVB sector as well as relevant inter-sectoral coordination meeting at regional and district level.

·

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, law, or other related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience at international levels, with NGOs, in protection/child protection/GBV/ Case Management. Experience on case management services for persons with specific needs, is an asset.
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security and program management
  • Knowledge of the main GVB tools (IMS etc) and BID guidelines for CP
  • National staff training skills
  • Experience with UNHCR protection project.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors and with strong networking capacities
  • Flexibility, capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills
  • Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural
  • Ability to prepare concept papers and project proposals in accordance with the standards required by INTERSOS and donors
  • Fluent English; Arabic is an asset
  • Previous experience in working in Middle East and specifically in Lebanon is an asset;

How to apply:

Application (CV, Cover Letter and References) should be submitted to:

recruitment@intersos.org

specifying in the subject “Senior PO Lebanon”

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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Mauritania: Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 22 min ago
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 10 Feb 2015

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of this assignment is to support UNICEF Mauritania with its reporting and fundraising efforts; The Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist will be accountable for managing the office resource mobilisation strategy, as well as support identifying new funding opportunities for all sectors for the emergency and regular programmes. He/she will also coordinate and support all the office reporting requirements (donors reports, situation reports).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS

  1. Coordinate, maintain and refine the country office resource mobilisation strategy and associated work plan.
  2. Work with the management and programme teams to identify strategic programming needs to facilitate well considered and coordinated funding requests for emergency and regular programmes, ensuring linkages between both.
  3. Create, review and edit – in close collaboration with all sectors - multi-purpose/specific products (including SitReps, project proposals, donor reports, media, reporting, programme planning documents; briefing notes) for a large range of stakeholders (“traditional and non- traditional” donors media, National Committees, NGOs); Ensure timely coordination and dissemination.
  4. Work with Representative and Deputy Representative to strengthen donor relations**(**including with National Committees) through organizing donors related events (face-to-face meetings, joint field missions, information/fundraising products);
  5. Support the identification of new potential sources of funding and facilitate the engagement with them; Develop, maintain and update donor relations contact list/database.
  6. Participate in Country Office networking efforts in maintaining, developing effective working relationships with the UN Country Team, UN Emergency Team, UN agencies, NGOs and Government;
  7. Maintain close collaboration with relevant RO and HQ officers for effective overall coordination and increased emphasis on Mauritania. Act as focal point with regards to UNICEF’s global resource mobilisation priorities, campaigns and partnerships, by disseminating and coordinating these elements appropriately;

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES

1. Education

Advanced university degree in Development Studies, Communications, International Relations or other relevant social science. A combination of a first level University degree and relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced University degree.

2. Work Experience

Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in international relations, donor coordination, development program management, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications.

International and national work experience.

Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

3. Language Proficiency [ II ]

Fluency in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French highly desirable.

  1. Competency Profile(For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)

i) Core Values (Required)

· Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

• Persuading and Influencing**[ III ]**• Working with People [ II ] • Drive for Results [ II ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

Leading and Supervising**[ I ] •**Formulating Strategies and Concepts**[ II ]**

Relating and Networking**[ II ] •**Communication**[ II ]**

Applying Technical Expertise**[ II ]** Entrepreneurial Thinking**[ II ]**

iv) Technical Expertise

§ Management, resource mobilization and strategic planning.

§ Technical competence in oral and written communication to influence various audiences.

§ UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.

§ UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

§ UN security operations and guidelines.


How to apply:

APPLICATION

a) Applications should contain:

  • Application letter ;
  • A duly completed P 11 ;
  • Two last PERs (if applicable).

b) Applications should be sent before 06 August 2014 to: mtarecruitement@unicef.org

Applications are to indicate “Application to the TA Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist

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Country Director - Chad, Cord, N'djamena, Chad, With Frequent Travel Around Chad And Occasionally To The UK; £30,000 (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 24 min ago
Country Director - Chad, Cord, N'djamena, Chad, With Frequent Travel Around Chad And Occasionally To The UK; £30,000 We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Country Director to lead, guide and support Cord's programmes in Chad. The focus is on supporting education, particularly peace education, for Sudanese refugee communities in eastern Chad, and Chadian ‘Re
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Internship, iDE UK, Golders Green (source: BOND)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 27 min ago
Internship, iDE UK, Golders Green Gain Experience: Change Lives Are you enthusiastic, talented and looking to build up vital work experience in a small, dynamic international development charity? Committed to working for at least 3 months part time in our London Office? Then we wa
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Burundi: Project Leader - Livestock Scientist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 28 min ago
Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 20 Feb 2015

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Project Leader – Livestock Scientist to manage an IFAD/EC –funded project in East DR Congo and Burundi in close collaboration with other senior project staff and the technical advisory group; ensuring full integration with the Humidtropics CRP.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2015, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. www.cgiar.org

Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for the management of the project and for all technical and financial management reporting to IFAD/EC; to ILRI and to the Humidtropics CRP.
  • Supervise all technical and administrative staff associated with the project.
  • Lead, with technical support staff, the livestock integration research activities of the project in East DR Congo and Burundi in close cooperation with development partners, national research systems, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the implementation of project activities in Burundi (in close cooperation with the senior scientist on food science/nutrition who will be based in East DR Congo) within the context of Humidtropics partnership arrangements.
  • (Co) supervise PhD and MSc students.
  • Build capacity of partners to engage in livestock science and integration of livestock production into crop-livestock farming systems activities.
  • Lead and conduct project research on livestock science and integration of livestock production into crop-livestock farming systems.
  • Communicate research results to various audiences and in various forms, with specific focus on top quality, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Collaborate with CGIAR centers and other research institutes to support/ enhance project outputs and develop synergies with other projects to maximize impact.
  • Promote and support cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Engage with other ILRI staff and projects operating in the Great Lakes Region and beyond.

Requirements:

  • The candidate should have a PhD in livestock science or a related discipline relevant to the skills listed above (the covering letter should expand on the relevance of your skill-set).
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in sub-Saharan Africa or other relevant region.
  • Expert knowledge of livestock production (feeding, breeding, health) in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Knowledge of crop-livestock farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa including agribusiness and marketing aspects.
  • A commitment to connecting research to development to generate impact at scale.
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing large, complex research for development projects.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues and experience with ways of addressing these in research for development programs in order to promote equality of opportunity and outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience working and interacting effectively with a variety of stakeholders (farmers, extension workers and other service providers, public and private sector entities, national programs), and demonstrated ability to collaborate well across disciplines and with key collaborative institutions and agencies.
  • Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French.

Post location:The position is based in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Position level: 5A dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international and salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship. - See more at: http://ilri.simplicant.com/jobs/17926-project-leader-livestock-scientist/detail#sthash.aCe5k1FS.dpuf


How to apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development. The position title and reference number REF: LSE/ 01/15should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com by 20 February 2015.

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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Kenya: GIS Officer for the Development and Implementation of Social Tenure Domain Model (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 31 min ago
Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Feb 2015

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:UN-Habitat
DUTY STATION: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Nairobi.
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant: GIS Officer for the Development and Implementation of Social Tenure Domain Model
SUPERVISOR: Unit Leader, Land and GLTN Unit , ULLG Branch
CONTRACT TYPE & DURATION 12 months with possibility of extension VACANCY CLOSING DATE 6th February 2015

BACKGROUND
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Land and GLTN Unit, located within the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to develop, test and disseminate pro-poor and gender responsive approaches in regard to urban land, innovative residential tenures, affordable land management/administration systems, and land related regulatory/legal frameworks and tools. The Unit hence focuses on research and tool development also to supply technical advice to Member States and backstop the Regional offices and other sections of UN-Habitat. Land tools provide a resource for enabling action. While there has been extensive global discussion around land policies that work for the poor, there has been insufficient attention paid to the development of methods for developing and implementing these pro-poor land policies. Consequently what are required are land tools that are affordable and accessible for all sections of the population in countries around the world. This is essential for creating societies with sustainable, equal access and use of land. Work has already started on these approaches, both for developing and post-conflict societies. Incremental expansion of this work over time, as capacity is developed, will take place through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN, the Network), the Secretariat of which is located at UN-Habitat.

UN-Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network and its partners is developing and implementing the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM). STDM, as it stands, has the capacity to broaden the scope of land administration by providing a land information management framework that would integrate formal, informal and customary land systems and administrative and spatial components. STDM makes this possible through tools that facilitates recording all forms of land rights, all types of rights holders and all kinds of land and property objects/spatial units regardless of the level of formality. An initial framework of STDM version was developed which is primarily based on free and open source software packages like QGIS, PostgreSQL and PostGIS and based on the pilot experience in Uganda. It was identified that the current version need further improvements and additional functionalities to address the information requirements of other context (e.g. post conflict/disaster, customary, etc.) and need to be further tested in various contexts and situations. It was also identified that STDM tool has to be rolled out in select countries with the accompanying technical assistance, database customisation and capacity development initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITES

Under the overall supervision of the Unit Leader of Land and GLTN Unit under the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UN-Habitat, the consultant will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

1. On Tool Development

• Lead in further development of STDM based on various peer and technical reviews.
• Develop the STDM Versions for public release including the related technical documentation.
• Supervise the design, development and maintenance of website for STDM including content management, moderation and updating.
• Identify further technical requirements for STDM development and engage appropriate partners to assist in further development.
• Support the social and governance review of STDM

2. On Capacity Development
• Assist the finalisation of training package on participatory enumeration and STDM.
• Lead in the development of STDM instructional videos for training and information purposes.
• Design and coordinate the STDM training for developers’ community.
• Support other STDM training and capacity development initiatives.

3. On Pilot Testing and Country Implementation

• Provide technical and capacity development assistance to select countries including Haiti, Colombia, Uganda, DRC, Fiji, Namibia, and support relevant initiatives in other countries.
• Take the lead in supporting the development of STDM country implementation strategy.
• Support other related country level work.

4. On Partnership, Knowledge Management and Communications

• Coordinate the partnerships with land professionals and STDM training providers and provide support to other partnerships.
• Lead in the establishment of community of developers and users.
• Lead in the development of videos, information materials and dissemination of lessons learned and experiences.
• Support other related work on partnership, knowledge management and communications on STDM tool.

5. Perform other tasks or functions as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

EDUCATION
University degree in a field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by these Terms of Reference such as Computer Science, Geomatics, GIS Programming/Design and Database Programming.

WORK EXPERIENCE
A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of software development and IT technical solutions;

  1. Advanced knowledge in software development using open and free source software packages like PostgreSQL, PostGIS, QGIS, Java, C++, mobile applications and other tools.
  2. Work experience in the applications of GIS and DBMS software.
  3. Knowledge on land management and land issues particularly in Developing Countries context is preferred.
  4. Work experience with NGOs, government institutions and disadvantaged communities is desirable.
  5. Previous UN working experience is preferred;
  6. Excellent skills of the English language, both understanding and writing skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, excellent proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage.

REMUNERATION
Remuneration shall be computed based on tasks assigned and results delivered.


How to apply:

Applications should include:· Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

· Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years / months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration (daily)
  6. List of referees

· Optional: A document developed by the applicant that is able to depict his / her ability to perform the tasks described in these Terms of Reference.

All applications should be submitted to:Global Land Tools Network Secretariat,
UN-HabitatP.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info.ullg@unhabitat.org cc: Josephine.Ruria@unhabitat.org
Subject of the email: Application - GIS Officer-STDM

Please be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-Habitat e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 6thFebruary 2015

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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Thailand: Senior Regional Program Manager (Human Security) (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 36 min ago
Organization: Government of Australia
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 13 Feb 2015

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BANGKOK

VACANCY

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok is seeking applicants to fill a full-time position below in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Bangkok.

Senior Regional Program Manager (Human Security)

The Senior Regional Program Manager will work with DFAT sector specialists and staff in Canberra and at posts, partner Government’s and other development partners to set strategic direction, define objectives and lead DFAT’s Human Security Program in the South East Asia region. Investments within this program respond to issues of Trafficking in Persons and Labour Exploitation and Migrant Rights.

The successful candidates will be offered a contract for two years and six months, with the option of renewing at the end of the contract term. Further details including the Selection Criteria and instructions on how to apply are available at

www.thailand.embassy.gov.au under‘About Us’ and ‘Job Vacancies’.

Applications close at 4.30 PM, Friday, 13 February 2015.

Applications which do not directly address the Selection Criteria will not be considered, and

only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and provided with feedback on the selection process.


How to apply:

Further details including the Selection Criteria and instructions on how to apply are available at

www.thailand.embassy.gov.au under‘About Us’ and ‘Job Vacancies’.

Applications close at 4.30 PM, Friday, 13 February 2015.

Applications which do not directly address the Selection Criteria will not be considered, and

only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and provided with feedback on the selection process.

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World: Knowledge Management Communications Specialist (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 37 min ago
Country: World
Closing date: 08 Feb 2015

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialized in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other development stakeholders.

Montrose is looking for a Knowledge Management Communications Specialist for a key role for a programme on use of extractive industry data in Africa and Asia. The programme aims to increase communities, civil society, government and industry access to user-friendly data related to the extractive industry. The programme will include several country pilots in Africa and Asia and run for four years. More information on the project is available for shortlisted candidates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the design of the country data pilots including the presentation of data for different users
  • Oversee programmers developing Open Data management platforms
  • Manage the cross-country extractive data platform
  • Coordinate the packaging and dissemination of learning from the country pilots at country, regional and international levels

Requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification in KMC or related discipline
  • 5 years’ experience of working in KMC related to international development and/or extractive industry projects
  • Knowledge and experience of using Open Data
  • Willingness to travel

How to apply:

Candidates who ****fully**** meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CVtogether with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position. Make reference to the role you are applying for in the subject header.

Documents must include a daytime telephone contact, email address and three referees (with telephone and email contacts). Applications should be emailed to hr@montroseint.com.

Deadline: 8 February 2015.Montrose will however be reviewing applications as they are received and may stop recruitment for the role before this date if a suitable candidate is identified.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: HEA assessment consultancy (source: Relief Web)

Eldis Job - 2 hours 38 min ago
Organization: Action Against Hunger-USA
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 16 Feb 2015

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME

Context:

ACF, funded by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is undertaking an innovative and comprehensive program in Kasaï Occidental Province, and in particular the Kalomba Health Zone, an area which has a total population of 143.964 people. This project will focus on service provision through detection, referral and treatment of severe acutely malnourished under-5 year old boys and girls in collaboration with Ministry of Health. Additionally, ACF will study determinants of undernutrition and community dynamics for the targeted areas, with the aim of developing necessary knowledge and insights into the problem of undernutrition at various levels in order to inform long-term impact nutritional programming in the DRC. ACF will translate its findings in a proposed multi-sectorial strategy providing the basis for a long-term impact response towards undernutrition in the DRC. Through the adoption of a community-based approach and close involvement of local authorities, ACF will lay the foundations for sustainability.

As part of the first phase of this project (during year one) a number of assessments and studies – a Household Economic Analysis (HEA), a Nutrition Causal Analysis (NCA), a Rapid Socio Cultural Assessment (RSCA) and an ACF Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment (PCVA) – will be carried out in order to understand the direct and indirect drivers of undernutrition, and also gather information about which actions are most appropriate to bring about the desired change, and at what level.

The information from these studies in phase one will inform context specific and long-term impact strategies and programming and will be the basis for the development of a multi-sectorial, integrated approach to be presented at the end of year one. ACF will share the results of the different surveys and its strategic recommendations to fight effectively undernutrition with all relevant actors and donors, and will evaluate with them the opportunities for next phases programming.

SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Users of the consultancy:ACF Technical adviserHQ, Desk officer,Mission Country Director, Field Coordinator, Technical Team, Support TeamOthers Local Partners, donors

Objectives of the consultancy:

The Household Economy Approach (HEA) is an analytical framework to generate baseline data on food security and understand the key elements of risk for different socioeconomic groups. It is a predictive analysis to estimate the potential impact of a shock on the access to food and household income. The HEA approach estimates the household's access to food by the production but also in buying and measures the ability of households to adapt to changes in their environment. It thus allows for detailed vulnerability profiles.

How to better understand the vulnerability to food insecurity for the poorest households? How to anticipate the impact of hazards on those households? How to plan emergency response and seasonal net programs? How to improve the quality of programs? How to link emergency response to development programs and contribute to household resilience? How to improve the quality of programs? These are all questions that as part of HEA analysis answer. Mainly based on participatory methods of information gathering, part of HEA analysis to describe and understand the ways in which households have access to their food and their income and how they prioritize their expenditures for food, but also health, education, etc ... It helps to understand the financial barriers that prevent the poorest households to access a minimum supply and access to basic social services. Improving knowledge of humanitarian actors on the livelihood zones and the most at-risk households, analysis of household economy (HEA) identifies the main socio-economic determinants of food insecurity and malnutrition.

The approach uses a variety of information sources, including in particular census data, agricultural performance, etc. This is an efficient way to use information from both primary and secondary sources, which are used to: i. Identify key indicators; ii. Predict the impact of a shock on livelihoods; iii. Understanding household coping strategies; and iv. Identify appropriate responses (targeting and conditions).

Study Design:

The implementation of the study should scrupulously follow the steps of the HEA analysis are:

1. Division of the population into socioeconomic classes;

2. Basic Access Analysis to food and income;

3. Analysis of hazards / shocks;

4. Analysis of the flexibility and response.

Details of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to oversee the HEA, with the input and approval of ACF.

Primary responsibilities include the following :

· Review of relevant HEA data and reports from the assessment areas (livelihood zones, wealth ranking, household composition and income data) (Note: depending upon the availability of secondary data, primary data collection may take places at the outset of the consultant’s time in the DRC), and collection of HEA data on the ground.

· Support the team in organizing the training logistics and selecting villages and markets for data collection.

· Develop training and field work schedule

· Assist with hiring of researchers for HEA Study and assist with logistics as necessary

· Undertake in-country training on the HEA method and analysis program

· Provide support (distance or in person) to field teams during data collection (including checking data quality)

· Provide an overview of the initial findings to the national team (record feedback and determine interventions that should be modelled)

· Produce a final report (to be written in French, see below for more information) that includes all information and analyses, which incorporates feedback from the initial presentation and draft reports

· Present findings to stakeholders.

Expected results

The result of this evaluation should be presented in a written report and through several oral presentations:

  • One on the mission (to Head of Mission and relevant technical staff)
  • One at HQ (in person or via teleconference).

Methodology

Briefing

Prior to the evaluation taking place, the evaluator is expected to attend a briefing at HQ level, and at field level with the Head of Mission and/or the relevant technical focal point. Briefings by telephone must be agreed in advance.

Activities in the field

Consultants are expected to collect an appropriate range of data. This includes (but not limited to):

  • Direct information**:**Interviews with beneficiaries - Visit to project sites and to the facilities provided to the beneficiaries
  • Indirect information: Interviews with local representatives; interviews with project staff expatriate and national staff; meeting with local authorities, groups of beneficiaries, humanitarian agencies, donor representatives and other stakeholders. For indirect data collection, standard and participatory evaluation methods are expected to be used (HH interviews and FGDs with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries, key informants – health workers, teachers and leaders)
  • Secondary information analysis: including analysis of project monitoring data or of any other relevant statistical data.*Report*

At the end of the HEA study, the consultant will have produced a final report. It will include an executive summary as well as sections on the background and context, the methodology of work, all analyses, relevant models and descriptions of diets calculated, (including their costs and affordability) and recommendations that can be used to direct future integrated programming, including detailed ideas on how families in the area studied can access nutritious diets, as well as conclusions, a bibliography and necessary annexes etc.

In addition to the written report, the consultant will share findings with ACF and other stakeholders at the local level and the national level.

The report shall follow the following format.

  • Cover Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary: must be a standalone summary, describing the programme, main findings of the evaluation, and conclusions and recommendations. This will be no more than 2 pages in length.
  • Main Body: The main body of the report shall elaborate the points listed in the Executive Summary. It will include references to the methodology used for the evaluation and the context of the action. In particular, for each key conclusion there should be a corresponding recommendation. Recommendations should be as realistic, operational and pragmatic as possible; that is, they should take careful account of the circumstances currently prevailing in the context of the action, and of the resources available to implement it both locally and in the commissioning HQ. Annexes: Listed and correctly numbered. Format for the main body of the report is:
  • Background Information
  • Methodology
  • Findings & Discussions
  • Conclusions Recommendations

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

Qualified Candidates will possess the following:

  • Master degree in food security, economics, health or a related field
  • Proven experience leading successful HEA Assessments
  • Team training, capacity building and management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and spoken French or willingness to work with an interpreter. Comprehension of written English is an asset.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Previous experience working in low-resource settings
  • Flexibility, cultural sensitivity and adaptability
  • Previous experience in the DRC and previous experience with ACF desirable

CONDITIONS

  • To have a health insurance policy, and details of the coverage to be shared with ACF before departure.
  • The consultant is responsible for ensuring he/she has a valid visa before entering DRC:
  • The consultant is responsible for acquiring and paying for their entry visa(s) to DRC prior to arrival. The cost of the visa(s) will be reimbursed by ACF DRC, upon presentation of receipt(s). An invitation letter will be provided and paid for by ACF DRC to assist the consultant in acquiring the entry visa. Be aware the DRC visa process can be long and requests anticipation (1 to 3 weeks for invitation letter, up to 2 weeks for the visa itself).
  • If there is no DRC Embassy in the consultant’s country of residence, the mission will be responsible for acquiring and paying for the entry visa (visa volant). The process for acquiring a visa volant is complicated and time consuming.
  • Once in DRC, an accord de déploiement or a work permit will be facilitated, acquired and paid for by ACF DRC.
  • His or her own computer.
  • The Consultant is responsible for any and all administrative costs that do not derive from ACF’s responsibility (for example: passport renewal, photos, penalties or administrative fees related to prior stays in DRC, among others.)
  • The Consultant is responsible to cover the costs of his or her food during the stay in DRC. If meals are taken at the ACF guesthouses, then the Consultant will have to reimburse acf based on the daily rate for the corresponding ACF base (5 USD = cost of lunch in Kinshasa).
  • The accommodation in DRC will be provided for and covered by ACF. Transport in DRC and the other costs directly related to the consultancy (daily workers, local translator, etc.) will be covered by ACF

RIGHTS

The ownership of the draft and final documentation belong to the agency and the funding donor exclusively. The document, or publication related to it, will not be shared with anybody except ACF before the delivery by ACF of the final document to the donor.

ACF is to be the main addressee of the evaluation and its results might impact on both operational and technical strategies. This being said, ACF is likely to share the results of the evaluation with the following groups:

  • Donor(s)
  • Governmental partners
  • Various co-ordination bodies

Intellectual Property Rights

All documentation related to the Assignment (whether or not in the course of the evaluator’s duties) shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Charity


How to apply:

Interested parties must submit their applications by email referenced under title

HEA Assessment Consultancy

at

consultancies.lsc@acf-international.org

Deadline for submission: Monday 16th February 2015 at 17:00 (GMT+3).

Consultants are requested to submit a proposal with a cover letter and must mention their expected total remuneration for this assignment.

Applications should include:

  • A proposal to the above Terms of Reference including methodology, schedule, budget.
  • A financial offer including daily fees in US Dollars
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae(s) of the lead consultant and relevant team members (if any),
  • Evidence of past experience in undertaking similar assignments (three most recent documents preferred) of similar works done,
  • Three (3) references of previous assignments.

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.

The final selection will be done by Action Against Hunger USA

For more information, prospective consultants may contact Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (GMT+3) at the following email address or by phone:

Email: consultancies.lsc@acf-international.org or tel: +254 721 126 481

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