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Switzerland: Institutional Fundraising Coordinator
Organization: Civitas Maxima Country: Switzerland Closing date: 15 Nov 2019 Organisation Description Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with local partners, notably the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) based in Monrovia. CM represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. Civitas Maxima is primarily funded by grants from private foundations. The organization was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization**.** For more information: www.civitas-maxima.org Job Description: Civitas Maxima (CM) is looking for an Institutional Fundraising Coordinator to start in January 2020. Ideally the Fundraising Coordinator would be a young professional based in Geneva who is looking for a long-term engagement in the fundraising field. The position would be permanent but part-time (50% to start with). Tasks: • Contribute to the definition and implementation of the CM fundraising policy and strategy. • Write applications for grant renewals and applications to obtain new grants. • Write reports to be submitted to institutional donors. • Work closely with CM’s legal staff to obtain a good understanding of CM’s work and of the achievements, outcomes and challenges to be highlighted in interactions with institutional donors. • Liaise with CM’s Finance Manager on budgets to be submitted to donors. • Conduct research to identify prospective donors that could support CM’s, as well as GJRP’s, work. • Train and oversee volunteers and/or interns, as the case may be. Requirements: Fluency in English and French languages, knowledge of German an advantage. Excellent drafting skills in both English and French languages. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international relations, political science, or other related fields. Good understanding of international criminal justice an advantage. Previous experience working in a fundraising role (or in communications, PR, marketing, or sales) would be an important asset. Excellent communicator and quick learner. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Strong computer and presentation skills. Respect for other cultures and value systems, flexibility, ability to work independently and to take initiative. Utmost respect for confidentiality. Possession of a valid work permit in Switzerland or a Schengen passport is a must. How to apply:To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying for this position to jobs@civitas-maxima.org by 15 November 2019 at the latest. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
South Sudan: Head of Internal Audit
Organization: BRAC Country: South Sudan Closing date: 30 Oct 2019 Our world is our playground, a platform for the creativity of all seven billion of us. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a world that works for all of us can be possible. But the opportunities are all around us. While we all hope for a better future for our world, many of us are building it. If you are a builder, we are betting on you. 47 years ago, we started building a world we all want to live in. We started in Bangladesh. We listened and learnt, failed and got up again. We never stopped trying. And we never will. We trust in people, and we take on the impossible, every day. Fighting poverty, building platforms for tolerance, equality and inclusion, saying no to violence against women and children. BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization with over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 135 million people, BRAC is one of the largest providers of financial services to households rising out of poverty in eleven countries across Asia (Myanmar and Afghanistan) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda South Sudan, Philippines and Nepal). BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position: Head of Internal Audit, BRAC South Sudan Job Location: Juba The role of Head for Internal Audit will be to ensure the economical, effective and efficient use of resources, safeguard the BRAC’s assets, ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, laws and regulations, and ensure the country programme is adequately delivering its objectives against the Annual Operational Plan. The IA will evaluate and provide reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended, identify and help manage risks from the Field Office, Partners to Country Office levels, and report on effectiveness in the use of institutional and grant resources to achieve intended impact. Key Responsibilities: Risk Management Identify potential risk areas in the course of audits and investigations and ensure processes have been designed well enough to enable managers to manage identified risks in an effective way. Ensure controls are properly designed, implemented and operationally effective to mitigate risks. Ensure BRAC’s risk profile is developed regularly, monitored and updated. Compliance Examine financial records, information storage systems and internal controls to ensure there are no indications of mismanagement, unnecessary waste of resources or fraud. Ensure controls established are strictly adhered to and in line with the guiding objectives of BRAC International. Ensure that laid down limits in BRAC’s Table Authority are consistently complied with. Review the compliance of the policies and procedures of BRAC and specific funding agencies. Examine the utilization of budgets in relation to the donor’s/BRAC allowed areas of expense. Ensure legislative or regulatory issues affecting BRAC are recognized and addressed appropriately. Employee’s actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures and applicable laws and regulations. Audit Execution Conduct internal audits as scheduled in the Annual Audit Plan and within the deadlines established in the annual Audit Calendar in accordance with BRAC International’s Internal Audit Manual. Prepare annual audit plan and audit calendar based on audit risk areas identified. Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity. Continually review controls put in place for adequacy. Verify supporting documents for purpose, value for money, eligibility and appropriate authorization. Check and ensure that relevant procurement processes are followed. Carry out stock takings on all movable assets including cash. Perform investigations of suspected fraud or misappropriations and complete special projects as assigned. Internal Audit will follow-up audit work on outstanding recommendations from previous quarterly audits. Assist in external audit assignments on internal control and substantive testing accurately as requested, completely and in a timely manner. Assist the Country Focal Point on BRAC Safeguarding issues in enforcing and supporting compliance to BRAC Safeguarding policies Provide a liaison role in the management of annual external audit and in donor audits of specific projects. Ensure the audit report is received by management in a timely manner. Ensure that summary audit findings and draft audit reports are shared with management and later finalize audit reports based on comments, in accordance with BRAC International Audit Manual. practice. Ensure regular communication with BI Head Office Audit team and report significant audit issues to Head Office Senior Management. Person Specifications: Demonstrable leadership, organizational, managerial and communication skills Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan Entrepreneurial and proactive Possess professional attitude and diligence and able to work independently as well as work in a team Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently Strong analytical and information gathering skills Strong communication and representational skills Knowledge on IAS/IFRS, Accounting, Budgeting, Finance, Auditing, Tax, VAT, Fiscal laws and their application In depth knowledge of International standard on Auditing. Should be sincere, polite, dynamic, hardworking and willing to work under pressure Should have good communication and presentation skill in English Sound knowledge on Computer Literacy. Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business related field. Master’s degree will be an added advantage Professional certification – CPA, CIA or ACCA Experience Requirements: Minimum of 5 years’ experience with internal or external audit experience Working knowledge of donor compliance requirements for some key donors including USAID, EU, GAC, DIFD, and other will be an asset Organisational risk based audit skills Communications skills (written and spoken) ICT Specialty (spread-sheets, word, database, job-related software, etc) Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices Commitment to and understanding of BRAC’s vision, mission and values Employment type: Contractual Salary: Negotiable For other benefits plea If you feel you are the right match for above-mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net . Please mention the name of the position, country applied for and AD# 52/19 in the subject bar. Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline: October 30, 2019 BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. How to apply:Candidates should email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net . Please mention the name of the position, country applied for and AD# 52/19 in the subject bar.
Senegal: Country Cluster Manager, Sahel
Organization: British Red Cross Country: Senegal Closing date: 30 Oct 2019 Country Cluster Manager, Sahel, LOCATION: Dakar, Senegal, Permanent contract,35 hours/week,Starting at GBP 39,403 + plus subsistence allowance and housing, Accompanied position BRC is recruiting for an exciting senior management role based in Dakar for its West and Central Africa & Overseas Branches team. If you are an experienced humanitarian with strong diplomacy skills with extensive experience in programmatic implementation through partnerships and want to lead and manage an incredibly talented team to deliver an exciting new strategic direction in the Sahel sub-region - then this role is for you! Role responsibilities * To lead on the delivery of the BRC strategy in the Sahel Sub-Region of West and Central Africa and to provide strategic leadership for BRC's sub-regional advocacy and programming. * To manage and coordinate the delivery of all BRC's support to partner National Societies, the IFRC and the ICRC in the Sahel region. * To lead on the development of BRC's partnerships and relationships in the region with respect to BRC's and IFRC specific codes and frameworks * To lead the development of new funding opportun ities to support the delivery of the strategy in the sub-region, working closely with donors such as DFID. * To manage a small team who have oversight of the programmes in three core technical areas, namely Cash Preparedness, Food Security & Livelihoods & Migration. * To ensure that these programmatic strands are delivered in a joined-up way, and that BRC has a united voice within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RCRCM) in the sub-region, including interaction with the IFRC Sahel Cluster. * To ensure the sound management of the BRC office based in Dakar including HR, finance, security and asset management. The Sahel Manager will be embedded in British Red Cross' West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches team. As the role is based in Dakar, Senegal, the postholder will be working directly and line managing BRC's Sahel team and line managed by the Head of Region, based in London. The Dakar team is comprised of a CASH preparedness programme manager, a Migration programme team, an FSL programme manager, a country officer and a logistician/driver. You would be overseeing work in the Sahel G5 countries and Guinea. There are two other country offices in Abuja Nigeria and Freetown Sierra Leone who you will link with where possible. Programmes as well as emergency responses, are supported by the team in London, which includes the Head of Region, two Regional Officers, the Disaster Management Coordinator and a Team Assistant, as well as our finance, fundraising, HR, technical advisory and PMEAL business partners. In line with the British Red Cross' International Strategy, the programmes in the region focus on three strategic areas: Protracted Conflict, Chronic Hunger and Migration and Displacement, all while engaging with core themes such as Disaster Management, Protection, Gender and Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability. As reflected in the job description, the Sahel Manager will play an important role in delivering the British Red Cross' ambitions and targets in regard to these strategic areas in the Sahel region. We are looking for a motivated individual with proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex organisation with evidence of leading partnership developments and the implementation of programmes. Specific role requirements include: * Fluent in both French and English * Substantial managerial, programmatic as well as HR experience * Substantial experience of developing and working in partnerships including institutional funders * Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Closing date for applications is 30th October 2019. 1st interviews will take place during week commencing 4th November. Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position. Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000027FT We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: Accommodation while on deployment,subsistence allowances while overseas, travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights, comprehensive insurance, including medical, personal effects and life insurance, Pre and post assignment medicals and access to health and wellbeing benefits, pension, generous leave entitlement (36 days inc. public holidays) Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross.If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a ch arity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). Connecting human kindness with human crisis How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Z2FlbGxlcGVydG90Ljk5NjE0LjM4MzBAcmVkY3Jvc3MuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Sierra Leone: Infectious Diseases Volunteer - King's Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded)
Organization: King's Sierra Leone Partnership Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 12 Nov 2019 The Function The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) is a long-term capacity building partnership between King’s Health Partners in London and key partner institutions in Sierra Leone. KSLP aims to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by improving training, clinical services, policy and research. Key partners include University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex Connaught Hospital, the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MOHS). As the adult tertiary referral hospital, Connaught provides specialist inpatient services for people living with HIV and has the largest outpatient clinic in the country. KSLP supports our partners in health system strengthening projects at Connaught Hospital aimed at improving the quality of care. One of these is around systems strengthening to improve hospital-based care for malaria and non-malarial fever. The project has been running since 2017 and has a team of 5 people including laboratory scientists, information technology specialists, social workers and an infectious diseases doctor. We have focussed on teaching and training on infectious diseases to healthcare workers, quality and systems improvements related to the laboratory and diagnostic pathways, while also working with the pharmacy to build their capacity in recording and reporting on malaria medications. Other areas this project is covering is patient advocacy and process mapping to improve access to healthcare. The Role KSLP is looking to recruit an Infectious Diseases doctor for its in-country team as soon as possible. This person will be based at Connaught Hospital in Freetown and will have a critical role in: Mentorship of junior and trainee clinicians in the assessment and management of medical patients, with a focus on those presenting with fever Help partners to improve the protocols and systems around diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, specifically around sepsis Supporting partners on teaching and training around Infectious Diseases and related topics Work closely with other KSLP team members and partners who work in the clinical space to deliver on a shared goal of improved patient care and supporting the process of developing skilled healthcare professionals Work with partners on support to provision of sustainable quality patient care in the chest (TB) clinic and the infectious diseases unit Person Specification Qualifications: A medical degree with professional registration in home country (essential). Postgraduate qualification in infectious diseases would be advantageous, as would a qualification in education. Experience: A minimum of 4 years clinical work experience (essential), with specialist training in infectious diseases, applicants with ≥ 6 months in infectious diseases will be considered. Desirable experience: Working on health systems strengthening in resource-constrained settings; quality improvement and guideline development; teaching and mentorship Personal Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, as well as confidence working within a multicultural team and with senior staff from partner institutions; skilled at multitasking and prioritising, working independently with minimal supervision, an ability to work flexibly to changing priorities, and an appreciation for the value of partnership working. Support Provided to Volunteers This is an unpaid voluntary position, but the post holder will be provided with: Pre-departure and in country induction Return flights to and from initial post, plus one paid return flight from Freetown for annual leave per 6 months £500 monthly stipend for living expenses, paid in local currency Multi-entry visa, residency permit & professional registration Vaccinations & antimalarials Insurance Accommodation in a shared KSLP house. How to apply:To apply, please follow this link to the King's Sierra Leone Partnership Opportunities page, where you will find a downloadable link to the job description in full, including exact details of the application process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants may be contacted prior to the closing date. For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please email volunteer@kslp.org.uk
Ethiopia: Supporting the Africa Led Movement to End FGM - Advocacy Lead
Organization: Plan International Country: Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia Closing date: 30 Oct 2019 This role can be located in any of the following programme countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Somaliland/ Somalia. The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. The Opportunity Plan International seeks an outstanding Advocacy Lead [**Contingent on proposal award** ] to lead the Consortium’s influencing work, positioning it as a reliable partner for FGM issues at international level and building the movement to eliminate FGM in Africa as part of the anticipated Supporting the Africa Led Movement to End FGM Programme across 6 countries (Kenya, Somaliland/ Somalia, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali) with an expected budget of approximately £35 million over five years. Advocacy Lead will provide advice and capacity building support to Country Offices, and Consortium partners (networks and organisations) at multiple levels, with a particular focus on youth-led and women-led organisations, to strengthen their organisational and activism capacities; to enable their active participation in campaigning; and to increase their leadership on FGM. The project will focus on accelerating the pace of change to end FGM and achieving results at scale. The programme looks at achieving change at scale in the chosen countries, but also reinforcing this with a more global approach to grassroots networks and campaigns/advocacy. The programme will deliver community-level projects to end FGM by changing attitudes and behaviours towards harmful practices, empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls. Responsibilities § Undertake in-depth power and policy analysis of the structures, systems and networks in participating countries, regional and international levels to identify key influencers and key opportunities for changes in law, policy, budget and behaviour that will drive the achievement of the strategic goals and objectives set by the consortium, in close consultation with the component 2 lead within the UN Joint Programme § Collaborate with media and campaigns lead within the consortium to agree key campaigning and advocacy targets and approaches and messages § Lead and manage the design and implementation of an FGM Influencing Strategy, in coordination with staff and partners, by taking an integrated approach to influencing. Review and update the Influencing Strategy as appropriate in response to the evolving context § Ensure strong linkages with the Programmes and Monitoring, Evaluations and Research (MER) staff so that advocacy and policy approaches are based in evidence, well monitored, and adapted based on assessment § Identify and build strategic partnerships and engagement to advocate and negotiate with diverse, relevant external actors’ such as organisations, networks, political contacts, technical experts, civil society, and other key stakeholders to further the delivery of the FGM influencing agenda and build a stronger movement § Making use of policy analysis and to support its recommendations, lead on the establishment and maintenance of dialogue with key decision-makers within government and other relevant institutions such as ECOWAS/ regional bodies, African Union etc. § Lead the development of Influencing tools such as briefings and key messages; guidelines; training modules; and awareness raising material/communications in collaboration with the COs, Influencing focal points and local implementing partners for a variety of stakeholders. § Facilitate the sharing of best practice, case studies and learning from other experiences, including the design and delivery of conferences, workshops and other events. § Work with Country Offices, Regional Offices, National Offices and Global Headquarters to strengthen and support influencing on FGM, collaborating on region-wide and global initiatives. § Provide Influencing advice across the consortium during programme design/co-creation phase and implementation to support the successful integration of Influencing into operations. § Coordinate collective action efforts across the participating countries, including supporting and building CO capacity, and connecting national level initiatives to regional/global opportunities and spaces such as Day of the Girl, ECOWAS/ regional bodies, African Union, Women Deliver etc. § Coordinate with Safeguarding Advisor to ensure that safeguarding risk identification and management strategies are developed for sensitive activities § Engage and collaborate with activists, regional children and youth/girl-led movements to mutualise resources and capacities to influence the state of girls in the region. § Coordinate the youth-led advocacy programme: Working with COs, build the capacity of local partners, especially youth- led organisations on advocacy and influencing and support the development of advocacy action plans The Person In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas: § Demonstrated experience in using with success key influencing strategies such as advocacy, lobbying, movement building, or policy development § Demonstrated experience in identifying and engaging with external power holders, for example ministers, officials, parliamentarians, high level positions in various media outlets, public figures, human rights activists § Preferably experience in influencing on FGM or related issues such as gender equality, harmful practices, VAWG § Familiar with key international human rights frameworks and their relevance for change actions and opinions of power holders and social behaviour. § Experience of working directly with children and youth in participatory ways to develop youth-led influencing strategies and campaigns for change including experience of developing and delivering advocacy strategies and/or campaigns preferably with a gender equality or girl-led focus an advantage § Practical knowledge and competence of in identifying risks and mitigation processes that are associated with youth influencing - understanding of youth safeguarding and child rights, current issues and best practice including protection issues associated with campaigning and advocacy including digital safety § Experience of policy processes affecting the realisation of gender equality and inclusion and engaging in key mechanisms to shape the agenda of governments, institutions, multi-laterals and donors. § Experience in developing and delivering robust policy and advocacy strategies in development and/or humanitarian contexts, and working with policy makers, technical staff and multi-lateral institutions § Experience of working with coalitions and networks, building effective relationships, demonstrating leadership and exerting influence with various stakeholders through acting in an advisory capacity § Understanding of movements and activism approaches and trends across Africa including intersectionality with youth movements and of strategies to support cross-movement and intergenerational learning, collaboration and influencing. § Experience preparing young people for advocacy engagements, activities and opportunities § Experience in project cycle management, implementing community level social norms and FGM/HTP interventions and/ or acting as a technical advisor to such programmes an advantage § Able to consult, gather and integrate feedback into internal and external influencing briefings and materials § Fluency in English § Knowledge of French/Arabic/local languages would be an advantage For full job description, please follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3e07g6t8n64q7zo/Advocacy%20Lead%20JD.docx?dl=0 Type of Role: 5-year fixed term contract Location: Based in the Plan AU liaison office (Addis Ababa) or one of the programme countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Somaliland/ Somalia). To be confirmed at the later stage. Travel to programme participant countries required (up to 50%) Salary: Competitive salary and package available Reports to: Country Director Closing Date: 2019 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community. How to apply:To apply, please follow the link below: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=36784&company;=PlanInt&username;=
Sierra Leone: Laboratory Volunteer - King's Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded)
Organization: King's Sierra Leone Partnership Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 12 Nov 2019 The Function The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) is a long-term capacity building partnership between King’s Health Partners in London and key partner institutions in Sierra Leone. KSLP aims to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by improving training, clinical services, policy and research. Key partners include University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex Connaught Hospital, the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MOHS). During the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, KSLP played a critical role in the response in Sierra Leone with the establishment and supervision of Holding Units for suspected cases of EVD, training of Health Care Workers and contributing in the Case Management pillar at the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC). As Sierra Leone moves in to the recovery phase, KSLP is helping support postgraduate medical training in Sierra Leone, based at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex, of which Connaught Hospital is the principal site. The Role KSLP is looking to recruit a Laboratory Scientist for its in-country team. This person will be based in Freetown and will have a critical role in supporting laboratory strengthening activities with a particular emphasis on training and mentorship. Whilst based within Connaught Hospital, this role is far reaching in that the knowledge gained, and the implementation strategies developed can be used by the National Laboratory Technical Working Group and utilised in other hospitals across Sierra Leone. The successful candidate will: Deliver training sessions to in-service laboratory technicians and undergraduate laboratory scientists Support the development and implementation of training packages, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures Facilitate the implementation and ongoing review of local diagnostic pathways for fever and malaria Supporting the interface between the laboratory and clinicians through multi-disciplinary training and informal exchange Support national strategic priorities for laboratory strengthening such as progress towards accreditation Support internal and external quality assurance for malaria microscopy including development of training and bench aids Coordinate with other hospital departments, such as pharmacy and monitoring and evaluation, to develop and implement processes for improving stock management Work with the laboratory supervisor and IT consultants to implement electronic laboratory management systems (eLIMS), understand and disseminate learning from implementation process Working with IT Manager and consultants, support laboratory staff to implement and embed eLIMS into working practices Person Specification Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or other relevant field). Postgraduate qualifications desirable. Qualifications in training an advantage Experience: Clinical laboratory experience, particularly with parasitology and or microbiology experience Experience of formal teaching (including developing materials) and practical mentorship Experience leading the design of SOPs and bench aids Experience in leading Quality Improvement projects, and mentorship on quality improvement methods Experience in developing internal and external quality assurance mechanisms Skills: Excellent written and spoken English; strong IT skills (particularly MS Office and eLIMS) Personal Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, as well as confidence working within a multicultural team and with senior staff from partner institutions; skilled at multitasking and prioritising, working independently with minimal supervision, and leading and designing projects autonomously; an appreciation of the philosophy behind a long-term co-development health partnership. Support Provided to Volunteers This is an unpaid voluntary position, but the post holder will be provided with: Pre-departure and in country induction Return flights to and from initial post, plus one paid return flight from Freetown for annual leave per 6 months £500 monthly stipend for living expenses, paid in local currency Multi-entry visa, residency permit, professional registration and insurance Vaccination, antimalarials and accommodation in a shared KSLP house How to apply:To apply, please follow this link to the King's Sierra Leone Partnership Opportunities page, where you will find a downloadable link to the job description in full, including exact details of the application process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants may be contacted prior to the closing date. For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please email volunteer@kslp.org.uk
France: Lyon - Un(e) Chargé(e) des opérations pour le Mali (H/F)
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Country: France Closing date: 27 Oct 2019 Indignés face à l’injustice que vivent les personnes handicapées et les populations vulnérables, nous aspirons à un monde solidaire et inclusif, où toutes les différences nous enrichissent et où chacun peut vivre debout. Le réseau Handicap International change de nom et devient « Humanité & Inclusion ». HI, Humanité & Inclusion est une organisation de solidarité internationale indépendante et impartiale, qui intervient dans les situations de pauvreté et d’exclusion, de conflits et de catastrophes. Œuvrant aux côtés des personnes handicapées et des populations vulnérables, elle agit et témoigne, pour répondre à leurs besoins essentiels, pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie et promouvoir le respect de leur dignité et de leurs droits fondamentaux. Présente dans 63 pays, HI met en œuvre des activités au service des populations vulnérables, des populations réfugiées, déplacées et sinistrées, des personnes victimes de blessures et des populations exposées au danger des armes, munitions et engins explosifs. HI est engagé dans une politique d’emploi en faveur des travailleurs handicapés. CONTEXTE : La Direction des Opérations (DO) d’Humanité & Inclusion s’est récemment réorganisée autour de 5 Directions Géographiques, quatre Directions Techniques, une Direction transverse en charge de l’Impact, de l’Innovation et de l’Information (D3I), une Direction Urgence et une Direction Atlas Logistique.. L’une de ces 5 Directions Géographique est la Direction Afrique de l’Ouest couvrant les pays suivants : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cap Vert, Guinée Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Togo. Elle est composée actuellement de 4 personnes, placées sous le Directeur Géographique : 1 Assistante et 3 Chargés des opérations. HI recrute un(e) chargé(e) des opérations pour 18 mois, dans le cadre d’un remplacement suite à une mobilité terrain, en charge du Mali notamment. Le Mali est un programme en « stand alone » avec un budget annuel pour 2019 s’élevant à 17 millions d’euros. 170 collaborateurs travaillent sur ce programme qui compte actuellement 15 projets en cours dans les domaines, notamment, de la santé, l’éducation inclusive, la formation et l’insertion professionnelle, la résilience, la réadaptation, la transformation de conflit. OBJECTIFS DU POSTE : Sous la responsabilité du directeur géographique, vos responsabilités sont les suivantes : Tour de contrôle : Monitoring de l’implémentation de la stratégie de HI dans ses programmes : Vous apportez un support au Directeur géographique pour le contrôle et le reporting Vous assurez le monitoring en complétant les tableaux de bord de la Direction : suivi des dead lines bailleurs, des indicateurs projets, des recrutements (notamment les gaps), du déploiement de nos politiques et approches transverses : PSEA… Vous alertez le directeur géographique ou tout autre service pertinent en cas de problème identifié, et vous donnez vos recommandations pour le résoudre Vous vous assurez que le mécanisme de contrôle de la qualité des projets est bien en place et fonctionne : en menant des audits de contrôle de la qualité sur le cycle de projet ou autre, et en assurant le suivi des évaluations et des recommandations qui en découlent. Vous pouvez être amené à prendre en charge certains sujets sur demande du Directeur Géographique, sur délégation. Vous accompagnez les programmes dans l’implémentation des projets et dans la résolution de problèmes Vous assurez une communication régulière avec les coordinateurs des opérations ou les country managers sur le terrain Suite à une situation spécifique ou d’urgence, vous facilitez la résolution de problème : en donnant un support direct ou en identifiant une ressource. Vous contribuez à l’élaboration de la stratégie opérationnelle au niveau du siège : vous suivez les deadlines et assurez un retro planning avec les documents opérationnels associés, et vous donnez vos retours sur la vision stratégique du programme Vous assurez les briefings et débriefings des collaborateurs clés du programme Ensure briefings and debriefings of relevant expatriates or staff in key positions Vous facilitez la communication entre les équipes de la direction géographique et les autres services (directions techniques, services supports…) en organisant si besoin des réunions de coordination, et en vous assurant que l’information et les rôles et responsabilités sont bien partagés. Vous contribuez au développement des compétences des programmes Sur la gestion de cycle de projet et le MEAL, en lien avec la Direction 3I Vous identifiez les besoins de formation et mettez des priorités Vous contribuez aux formations en gestion de projet et évaluation et suivi de la politique institutionnelle Vous pouvez être identifié comme “mentor” pour un collaborateur terrain Vous contribuez au partage d’expériences Sur les règles bailleurs – en lien avec la Direction des Financements Institutionnels Sur les aspects de réponse d’urgence, en lien avec la Direction Urgence Vous participez à l’amélioration des pratiques et des outils Vous pouvez être point focal sur une approche transverse PROFIL REQUIS : Vous avez au moins 2 ans d’expérience dans la mise en œuvre et la supervision, à l’international, de projets de développement, incluant les aspects liés à l’ingénierie de projet (montages financier et budgétaire, organisation, planification, rapport, mise en œuvre du cycle du projet Vous connaissez les bailleurs institutionnels des ONGs, et les questions d’aide publique au développement et d’aide d’urgence Français et anglais courant indispensable. Idéalement : vous avez une expérience en contexte d’urgence, vous connaissez les problématiques et les concepts du handicap et le travail avec des partenaires de différents statuts. CONDITIONS DU POSTE: Type de contrat : CDD de 18 mois à partir de décembre 2019 Basé à Lyon, avec déplacements réguliers sur le terrain et sur Lyon si le lieu de travail est Bruxelles (contrat français ou belge selon la localisation choisie) Tickets Restaurant, Mutuelle 39 heures hebdomadaires avec 22.5 jours de RTT à prendre annuellement How to apply:Uniquement en ligne en joignant CV et Lettre de motivation via le lien suivant :https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=3515&idpartenaire;=136
Sierra Leone: Country Director - Sierra Leone
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 03 Nov 2019 “Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity” Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide. HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers. For further information about the association: www.hi.org. JOB CONTEXT : HI has been present in Sierra Leone since 1996. Various projects have been implemented since, in health, rehabilitation, social inclusion, rights promotion, etc. but since the end of the Ebola crisis, mainly education projects are implemented – HI has currently 3 projects on Inclusive Education with funding secured until 2021 for the longest, a 4-years project on Mental Health started early 2018 and 4 other projects on technical support on Inclusion. A Program Operational Strategy has been validated for the period 2018 -2020 with the willingness to increase the level of activity (including new projects in Liberia with a re-opening of Monrovia office as soon as projects are funded) through projects in various topics. In the second semester of 2020, a new strategy will be designed. Our strategy focuses on 4 complementary and interlinked pillars: 1- Protection and Rights 2- Education and Livelihoods 3- Health and rehabilitation 4- Technical support for inclusion YOUR MISSION: Under the responsibility of the West Africa Geographic Director based in Lyon, you contribute within your geographical area to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the activities in the Programme, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes. Aside from the general mission of the position, you will have to focus on the development of new interventions in both countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia, following the objectives defined in the program operational strategy. In this framework, your main responsibilities are: Management of the programme Ensure the deployment of HI Strategy 2025 and HI frameworks & regulations in the Programme Fundraising and resource planning Security management Ensure financial control and an effective monitoring of operations Legal representation of the overall HI organization internally and externally, you promote a high reputation and positive image of HI. External representation YOUR PROFILE : You have a Master's degree (BAC+5) in humanitarian and/or development, project management, or another relevant field (international studies, law, or more technical studies related to the project, etc.) You have at least 5 years' experience in managing and/or coordinating humanitarian or development projects in an international NGO You have a good level of English You have a good knowledge of the humanitarian environment and you master the tools of humanitarian project management and/or development (project cycle, etc...) You are recognized for your managerial skills; your ability to anticipate, plan and organize; your interpersonal and negotiation skills You are comfortable with the exercise of decision-making CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: The position is based in Freetown but some visits to the Sierra Leone bases in the Provinces and in Liberia (Monrovia) would be expected. The overall situation in Sierra Leone is calm, the office and the expatriates houses/apartments are comfortable. Freetown is less developed that the main capitals in West Africa but most items can be found in the supermarkets and markets. People are very friendly and there are some lovely local beaches which are relatively easy to access. Generally speaking the health system is deficient in Sierra Leone CONDITIONS: Starting date : 1st of November 2019 Length of the contract:** 3 years Employee status, according to experience : Salary from 3220€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate Perdiem : 522€ net/month Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation Paid holiday : 25 days per year R&R; : 1 day per month Status : position open to couples/families Housing : Collective / individual taken in charge by HI How to apply:Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=3514&idpartenaire;=136
Mexico: Consultancy - Digital Strategy for U- Report (Performance Marketing), Mexico City
Organization: UN Children's Fund Country: Mexico Closing date: 26 Oct 2019 UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, Gender-based violence remains a serious concern for children, but most especially for adolescent girls. In 2018, 4 out of 10 adolescent girls between 15 and 17 years of age suffered some kind of sexual violence, which represents more than 1.4 million cases per year. Additionally, 6 out of 10 adolescent women between 15 and 17 years have experienced at least one incident of emotional, physical, sexual or economic violence. Despite the alarming situation, existing protection mechanisms and services to detect, refer and respond to violence against children and adolescents, including in emergency situations, are still often ineffective, uncoordinated or insufficiently funded. Schools and public spaces are the main environments where violence against children and adolescents occur, 8 out of 10 aggression against girls, boys and adolescents between 10 and 17 years happen in these environments. In elementary and secondary schools, 7 out of 10 children and adolescents suffer from bullying; that is more than 18 million children. UNICEF Mexico, concerned with gender-based violence in schools, plans on using the UReport communication platform – initially based on SMS but with the potential to expand to incorporate data services - that will enable youth to have increased access to information and participation on key issues that concerns them. U-Report would be used as a tool to promote violence-free environments by: 1) Making visible gender-based violence in schools (gender discrimination, sexual harassment, physical and emotional violence) through a national poll. Results from this poll will be used as an advocacy tool to demand the improvement of the protection mechanisms and services to detect, refer and respond to gender-based violence in schools. 2) Sharing gender equality and gender-based violence prevention messages (empowerment of adolescent girls, new masculinities for adolescent boys) to adolescent girls and boys. 3) Implementing a Youth Advocates campaign to mobilize adolescents into joining youth networks that spotlight and end gender-based violence in schools. This platform – U-Report – is a social monitoring tool designed for youth and other community members to strengthen community-led development, citizen engagement and access to and use of real-time monitoring and participation platforms. It allows youth to speak out via SMS and other channels like Facebook Messenger – through polls and unsolicited messages – on what is happening in their communities. It provides a forum to amplify their voices through local and national media and acts as a citizen-sourced, real-time data point for key stakeholders, service providers and decision-makers about the issues being faced in communities. The platform also feeds back useful information to the U-Report participants so they are empowered to work for change and improvements in their localities themselves. U-Report is based on a global model that has been successfully deployed in a range of other countries, including Syria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, Nigeria, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Indonesia. Mexico has a high mobile density rate and youth and adults have increasing access to their own or household mobile phones. Furthermore, the technology for this platform has already been developed (www.rapidpro.io) and structures are in place to support the development of Mexico-specific versions of the system. Thus, there is significant opportunity to capitalize on existing systems. How can you make a difference? Collaborate in the design and implementation of Mexico U-Report scale-up strategy. Define KIP to ensures that leads are converted into active U-reporters through well-crafted campaigns and close partnership with the communications area. Optimize programs, campaigns, and landing pages, based on the real-time performance and the ROI. Report back on the effectiveness of programs and campaigns, conversion rates, and online actions. Advice on how different advertising tools, social media and strategic partners could help attain the scale-up phase goals. Conducting forecasting and estimations on the profitability of the campaigns. At this capacity, the Performance Marketing consultant also optimizes targeting and segmentation, as well as the allocation of budgets across multiple paid social channels inclusive of YouTube and Facebook in order to generate cost effective U-reporters actions. Assist in setting up media launch of U-Report. Working with the UNICEF CO Communications area, design awareness raising and advocacy plan to run both national communication campaigns across all media outlets (social media, radio and TV, as well as strategies for reaching venues of community activism and dialogue). Monitoring, analysis and evaluate aspects of the U-Report roll-out process Evaluate partner usage of U-report and understanding incentives and constraints involved between high level users and low-level users. Set up a system to ensure that the information collected via U-report is available to the program sections to guide their activities. Ensure that project deliverables are provided on time. Work directly with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp operators/third party to negotiate advertisement deals. Provide engaging texts and visual ads for social media accounts. Respond to comments and UReporters queries in a timely manner. Monitor and report on feedback and online reviews. Collaborate to organize events to build community and boost brand awareness. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… ●A Master’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Science, or any other related field. An equivalent of the same in working experience is also acceptable. ●At least five years working experience in online acquisition marketing position. A suitable candidate will also have had working experience in a key marketing position, preferably as a SEO/SEM Analyst: Experience optimizing and executing SEM, PPC as well as Facebook Ads,Twitter Ads, and Display Advertising and will be capable of determining key metrics, constantly reduce operational costs, and measure the success of performance strategies. Experience building and scaling acquisition programs that target consumers as well as experience in media planning across a broad online media mix. Experience working with acquisition of metrics, being able to evaluate and orchestrate large campaigns spanning numerous marketing channels. Experience with landing pages and front-end. ●Desirable understanding of UNICEF programmes, policy, and principles, including knowledge of communication, technology, user-centered design, youth participation and partnership goals. ●Knowledge of current trends in youth participation and new media, as well as a good understanding of development issues, world affairs and current events. ●Communication skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate this to new media and young people. ●Experience managing projects with strong technology components. ●Strong writing and communication skills and the aptitude to handle competing messages and priorities with multiple audiences. ●Experience working in complex, resource poor contexts is an advantage. ●Language: Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English. For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. How to apply:UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=527064
Nigeria: Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme(mhLAP)- Final Evaluation
Organization: CBM Country: Nigeria Closing date: 25 Oct 2019 BACKGROUND of Project This project (P3574 mhLAP) is the continuation phase of a previous one that ended in December 2014. It was designed to improve mental health services in five Anglophone West African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia through improved leadership skills in stakeholder groups, advocacy and stigma reduction. The main strategies for achieving the goals of mhLAP include capacity building and the formation of stakeholder groups committed to advocating for improved mental health service in their respective countries. The overall objective is to reduce the disability associated with mental disorders, based on the principles of promoting the rights to health, to be treated with dignity and to be free from discrimination. The activities focus on building capacity at high level, strengthening systems that can then reduce the treatment gap for mental illness, promoting the delivery of improved mental health service that respects patients’ rights and autonomy, and reducing the stigmatization of mental illness. Building on the achievements in the first phase of mhLAP, the following results were achieved in the second phase of the project. a. In trying to address the problem of poor policy attention and implementation of mental health in the countries, the project conducted five annual 2-week leadership and advocacy training workshops and various support for country Stakeholder Councils to be able to influence policies. As a result, the project was able to achieve the following: · Buy-in and acceptance of the mhLAP as a major partner on mental health related issues in all the the project agenda and by all the participating countries · Active involvement of the mhLAP in issues relating to service development and strenghtening in all the countries · mhLAP Ghana actively involved in the process that led to the enactment of the 2012 Mental Health Act as well as in the development of the Legslative Instrument (LI) · All the other country stakeholder councils actively involved in the process of drawing up new mental health policies and legislation. mhLAP was able to get official backing and support for the successful implementation of the WHO mhGAP Implementation Guide and the Quality Rights tool in all the other participating countries b. 105 doctors and mental health nurses were trained as local trainers (Ghana 40, Gambia 21, Liberia 17, Sierra Leone 27) to address the problem of treatment gap within the participating countries. These mental health nurses have been able to train 217 doctors and primary care workers in the use of the mhGAP-IG to expand the provision of effective mental health service in the countries. c. Members of the Stakeholder Councils in the five countries have been empowered to address the problem of poor quality of service and abuse of the human rights of patients in treatment through developing and implementing quality improvement activities for mental health service in their countries using the WHO QualityRights Toolkit. Two members of the Stakeholder Council in each country were trained in the use of the QualityRights Tool to help facilitate this process. d. The Stakeholder Councils implemented various anti-stigma activities targeted at addressing the problem of the widespread level of stigmatization of persons with mental illness, guided by the principles of promoting the right to health, the right not to be subjected to inhumane or degrading treatment and the right not to be discriminated against. The anti – stigma activities that were conducted include the following: · MH capacity building workshops for media personnels in all the countries · Sensitization of health workers on human rights approach to mental health care · Regular and sustained public awareness raising activities · Promoting the establishment of service user groups in countries where they do not exist Overall, these have brought about improved reporting on mental health issues in all five countries where the project was implemented; allocation of media slots on print and electronic media for discussions on MH issues; service users are now quite willing to speak publicly about their illness; a measure of improvement on the public perceptions about mental illness and people suffering from mental illness. 3. Evaluation Purpose, Scope and Intended use The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the overall project achievements or otherwise during the implementation period, including documentation of lessons learnt that will be used to improve and inform future programmatic orientation/direction, as well as for external promotion giving the impact from implementation of the project. The evaluation will focus on all the activities conducted during the project implementation. Findings and recommendations will be disseminated and used to improve the overall quality and impact of CBM’s work. The scope of the evaluation will cover activities from January 2015 to June 2019. This evaluation is being carried out as part of the programme development requirements. Its outputs will be used by a variety of stakeholders for different purposes: implementing partners will use the information from this evaluation to establish lessons that will be used to plan future programming to plan for the sustainability of the programme to understand the impact of the programme on the service users CBM will use the information from this evaluation to identify key factors and influences in developing community mental health services that may be applicable for scale-up services in other settings in Africa and globally to inform the way in which CBM can partner and work with government to establish accessible, quality mental health services to identify areas that may require further strengthening to ensure sustainability and quality of mental health services to guide provision of technical support to future projects to feed into practice of CBM Country Office (CO)/Regional Office (RO), CBM Australia (CBM AUS) and partners. CBM Australia will use the information from this evaluation: to inform programming decisions; to draw case studies and lessons learnt to support advocacy to communicate results to Australian stakeholders as part of accountability practice. The evaluation process will take a participatory approach by involvement of programme stakeholders, especially the beneficiaries (primary, secondary and tertiary). Programme staff and partners will play a strong role in the evaluation. 4. Evaluation objectives · To review the achievements or otherwise of the project objectives thus far and the contributing factors · To address the sustainability of the approach and the degree to which the programme has set a foundation for more promotion and systemic policy consideration of mental health issues in each of the five countries. · To document lessons learnt from project planning, implementation, monitoring and learning that would guide future project management and share these with other mental health programmes · To determine the extent to which program design was relevant and appropriate in meeting the needs of the beneficiaries/ achieving the set objectives. · To build capacity of CBM and implementing partners in the evaluation process. Evaluation Questions Area of Enquiry Suggested guiding questions Human Rights violations in the national health system are systematically assessed and a process of reform is started Have the project’s interventions led to a decrease in the number of people being abused as a result of having psychosocial disability in the participating countries? What strategies have been put in place to address human rights violations in the national health systems? What is the level of engagement and ownership of respective national governments to prevention of human rights violations in the health system? What successes have been achieved with government and what processes are now embedded within government systems? What has been difficult to achieve with government, what have been the barriers and how has the project responded to this? How effective is the anti-stigma strategies? What are recommendations to ensure sustainability of the strategies? mhGAP training of trainers, National mhGAP training and mhLAP training are effective How adequate and effective was the training model used for this project? If doing the trainings provided in another context, what is the important things to be considered to achieve desired results? Country Stakeholder councils – reduce the abuse of the human rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities How strong is the Stakeholder Council in each country? What are their focus, their influence, and what areas need further support? Are there particular advocacy successes that can be attributed to the work of the stakeholder councils (achieved or in progress?) What are key elements of the stakeholder councils that have been successful? Looking forward, what do the councils need to do/assure in order to keep functioning now that the specific work of the project is finished? Project monitoring, reflection, learning and sharing of lessons learned What are the significant learnings from the project, how can these learnings be applied to help improve the program? Has there been any published work from the project or presentations in conferences? Have there been any unplanned or unintended consequences from the project work – positive or negative? What significant changes have happened as a result of the investments in implementing the project. To what extent do these outcomes potentially lead to sustainability of the project? Document five case studies for each country. Evaluation Questions Cont’d Relevance: To what extent did the objectives and implemented activities meet the needs and priorities of the beneficiaries? Were the strategies used the most suitable for achieving intended outcomes? What other strategies or ways could have been used to achieve intended outcomes. Outcomes: What changes took place as a result of the project implementation whether positive or negative? Were the project’s intended goals achieved? Were any unintended change (s) achieved (positive or negative)? What factors affected the achievement of intended outcomes or otherwise? Effectiveness: To what extent were the expected objectives achieved? Were activities implemented as planned? What factors contributed whether or not activities led to intended outputs and outcomes? Efficiency / cost-effectiveness: To what extent were the expected objectives efficiently achieved? Could the project outcomes have been achieved at a lower cost? Coverage: To what extent were persons with psychosocial disability included in the project at a ll levels? How did their involvement or non-involvement affect the achieved outcomes? To what extent were the services accessible to the beneficiaries? Sustainability: To what extent are the achieved outcomes in the course of the project likely to continue after project close-out? To what extent are the achieved outcomes sustainable? What factors are likely to affect the sustainability of project outcomes? 6. Gender The evaluation must consider gender aspects of the programme and report on this. Data collected must be disaggregated according to gender. 7. Methodology The evaluator will develop the evaluation methodology in the framework of the available evaluation budget in collaboration with CBM and the programme partner’s representative. He/She is expected to submit a brief inception report where an evaluation methodology should be proposed. The evaluation must meet the principles of being inclusive, participative and interactive, involving both male and female beneficiaries. As a minimum, the evaluation process should include the following key steps: Ø review of relevant project documents Programme proposal, budget and log frame Financial and narrative reports January 2015 – June 2019 MoUs and Agreements Ø initial briefing session with CBM Country Office and the partner Ø Application of appropriate data collection tools. Qualitative methods used could include; · open-ended questions on questionnaires · personal interviews · observation · Logs, journals, records etc. Quantitative methods used could include; · surveys · close-ended questions on questionnaires · observation checklists Regarding confidentiality/ data protection, the evaluator must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the respondent is not adversely affected by taking part in the evaluation. He/She must keep their responses confidential, unless their permission is granted, and must not do anything with their responses that they are not informed about at the time. Also, particular care must be taken with children and teenagers. Permission must be granted from a parent or responsible adult, such as a teacher, for interviews with children aged under 18 and CBM’s child safeguarding policy should be applied in all circumstances. During the evaluation, the stakeholders consulted by the evaluator should include, project staff (personal interviews) and management, psychiatrists and other clinical and field staff; beneficiaries (Trainers, Mental Health leaders in the countries, patients - children and adults); key community leaders where applicable (traditional rulers, pastors and other sectional leaders in the community); representatives of the Stakeholder Council, National MoHs; service providers; CBM Country Office; and CBM Australia. Following data collection and analysis, the consultant will share preliminary findings with CBM CO, project partners and CBM AUS. This shall be achieved through debrief sessions at CBM CO and the evaluation sites. The sharing of preliminary findings is an opportunity for the stakeholders to hear what the evaluation has found and to be involved in thinking through recommendations. It should include constructive discussions around the key issues identified by the evaluation. 8. Evaluation team and Management Responsibilities Commissioning responsibility CBM is responsible for commissioning the evaluation. CBM Nigeria CO will be responsible for planning and managing the evaluation and checking that quality standards are met, ensuring the evaluation conclusions and recommendations are communicated effectively. The evaluation team will be identified and approved in consultation with CBM AUS. The consultant will develop an inception report for review by CBM AUS and approval by CBM CO. The draft evaluation report will be shared with project partners, CBM CO and CBM AUS for review and feedback. The final evaluation draft will be sent to CBM CO and CBM AUS for approval and sign off. The final instalment of consultant’s fees will be disbursed following sign off by CBM CO and CBM AUS. CBM CO and mhLAP will ensure that some feedback or learning events will be carried out within the mental health stakeholder groups at the different participating countries on the evaluation report and findings. CBM CO and CBM AUS will agree on dissemination plan of evaluations findings and define action points and ways forward. Evaluator The evaluator will be a consultant. S/he will be an experienced evaluator, who will be responsible for the overall evaluation process and the production of the evaluation report. The evaluator will have to sign CBM’s child safeguarding policy prior to any field work. S/he should be familiar or familiarize herself/himself with disability inclusive practices in evaluations. The evaluator will be supported by a staff of mhLAP during the field visits. The evaluator will be selected based on the following criteria: ü Seven (7) to 10 years’ proven experience in programme design, implementation and evaluation with five (5) of those years in evaluating mental health programmes ü Good knowledge of mental health programming in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa related to advocacy and public awareness, and knowledge and understanding of stakeholders ü Master’s in Public Health or related background; bias in mental health is an added advantage ü Knowledge of disability inclusive practices in evaluations is an added advantage ü Analytical skills proven through submission of a past evaluation report ü References to include clients and other evaluators ü Proposed costs (details regarding costs are shown in Section 12) 9. COORDINATION AND LOGISTICS Country office has responsibility for: · Overall coordination of evaluation process · Recruitment of evaluator · Gathering documents and data for evaluator in collaboration with mhLAP · Liaising with mhLAP · Organising post-evaluation debriefing with the evaluator, including mhLAP in the process. · Covering the evaluator’s transportation to the evaluation site & transportation cost around the evaluation sites · Covering the evaluator’s hotel accommodation and feeding costs mhLAP has responsibility for: · Working with the Country Office to organise meeting schedule for evaluation team. · Identifying “neutral” and disability accessible locations for interviews/ meetings to take place (where people will feel free to speak as openly as possible). · Organising for interviews with beneficiaries and community leaders according to the evaluator’s requests/methodology. · Organising for interviews with the stakeholders in mental health in the participating countries, according to the evaluator’s requests/methodology. · Organising for an interpreter for the evaluation exercise, if need be · Provision of guidance on security and safety at the evaluation sites 10. Products (i) An Inception report, produced before 6 October 2019 (ii) A draft evaluation report produced no later than 2 November 2019 (iii) A final evaluation report produced by end of 10 November 2019. This needs to be written up highlighting country-level contexts, and should showcase the achievements of the project and indicate what each of the five governments or councils can do once the project ends to ensure that this foundational work to have an ongoing impact. (iv) Data sets for all collected data (quantitative and qualitative). Qualitative data should be transcribed for future use by CBM. The data sets should be in an appropriate format (SPSS, Excel or Word) and will be submitted together with the final evaluation report. (v) PowerPoint presentation, summarizing the key finding from the evaluation submitted together with the final evaluation report by 10 November 2019. INCEPTION REPORT The Consultant is expected to submit an inception report before 6 October 2019. The purpose of this report is to ensure that the evaluator covers the most crucial elements of the exercise including the appropriateness and robust methodology to be employed. The inception report provides the organization and the evaluation team with an opportunity to verify that they share the same understanding about the evaluation and clarify any misunderstanding at the outset. The report should reflect the evaluation team’s review of literature and the gaps that the field work will fill. DRAFT REPORT The draft evaluation report must be submitted to CBM Country Office no later than 2 November 2019. The draft report will be circulated by CBM Country office to key stakeholders for review and feedback. These stakeholders will include project partners and CBM CO. Feedback on the draft report will be shared with the evaluation team no later than 8 November 2019. The report should be prepared using the template in Appendix 2. FINAL REPORT The final report of the evaluation must be submitted to CBM after review and incorporation of the various comments made by 10 November 2019. The main aim of the report is not only to feedback on this program, but to improve on the quality of work by the partner and CBM. The evaluation report is an exclusive property of CBM and should not be released without prior authorization to any other party. The final report will be available through CBM as well as being specifically circulated (by CBM) to the project stakeholders, including the project partners who will be able to use the report freely. DATA SETS The Consultant will be expected to submit complete data sets (in Excel) of all the quantitative data as well as the original transcribed qualitative data gathered during the exercise. These data sets should be provided at the time of submission of the final report by 10 November 2019. SUMMARY FINDINGS On submission of the final report, the consultant is expected to submit a PowerPoint presentation (maximum 12 slides), summarizing the methodology, challenges faced, key findings under each of the evaluation criteria and main recommendations. This should be submitted together with the final report by 10 November 2019. 11. Duration and Phasing11.1 Proposed Time Frame The proposed time-frame for this evaluation is 30 October to 30 November 2019. 11.2 Duration of Activities The duration of the evaluation exercise shall be 31 working days from a mutually agreed date no later than 23 September 2019. The evaluation will follow the key phases: Phase I - Desk study: Review of documentation, elaboration of inception report, and development of evaluation tools [2 days] The consultant will review relevant documentation from section 7 above. Based on this review, he/she will produce an inception report which will include an evaluation plan, methodology and sampling strategy of the data collection for evaluation study. Phase II: Field Data Collection (25 days) This phase of the evaluation will seek to collect primary data on the key evaluation questions explained under evaluation criteria. The evaluation team will use the agreed plan, methodology and sampling strategy from phase 1 to conduct the field work. Phase III – Data analysis and production of evaluation report [11 days] The evaluation team will draw out key issues in relation to the evaluation questions and produce a comprehensive report. This analysis should draw on the wider issues in the development sector and how the mhLAP has shaped/affected national, regional and global level mental health services. The table below summarizes the key activities outlined above Phase Activity Location Expected Dates No of Days Phase I – Desk study: Desk research /literature review Anywhere 1½ day Submission of Inception Report CBM Country Office 1 day Development of evaluation tools CBM Country Office ½ day Phase II: Field Data Collection Field Visits & data-collection (with debriefing at the end of each visit) Project sites 25 days Phase III – Analysis and production of evaluation report Presentation of initial findings to CBM CO CBM Country Office (via email) 2 days Data analysis and preparation of draft report Anywhere 8 days Submission of draft report CBM Country Office (via e-mail) 1 day Review of draft report after feedback from CBM and partners Anywhere 3 days Submission of final report CBM Country Office 1 day TOTAL 42 days 12. COSTS AND PAYMENTS 12.1 BUDGET The consultant will submit to CBM an expression of interest indicating the evaluation team’s daily rates for the assignment, detailing professional fees and per-diems. CBM will negotiate with them the final fees in line with the budget available for this evaluation and based on the experience of the chosen candidates. 12.2 SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT · Signing Contract: First advance of 20% · Submission of draft report: Second advance of 30% · Approval of Final Report by CBM Country office and CBM AUS, datasets and PowerPoint Summary: Final payment following receipt of invoice from consultant (50%). How to apply:Qualified evaluators should submit via email: · A cover letter indicating interest · Curriculum Vitae · A short summary of your understanding of the brief · Three previous evaluation reports · A technical offer, which must include the technical requirements and the evaluation approach/methods, the plan and the timeframe to address them. It would also be an opportunity for the Evaluator to challenge the ToR and offer options. · A financial offer, including a budget for the evaluation. The information should be sent to jobs.nigeria@cbm.org titled “Statement of Interest: mhLAP Final Evaluation Consultant” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2019. The future job holder adheres to CBM values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy. CBM is an equal opportunities employer, and particularly encourages qualified people living with disability to apply.
Sierra Leone: Call for Consultancy Services for a Baseline Study (open to national candidates and international candidates with a national partner)
Organization: Cordaid Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 07 Nov 2019 Introduction CORDAID is a Dutch Non-Governmental Organization that works in the Netherlands and 16 fragile countries in Africa and Asia to create opportunities for the poorest, most vulnerable and excluded individuals. Our work is guided by intrinsic value of every human being and driven by the solidarity to provide a dignified existence for everyone regardless of age, sex, nationality, religious and cultural background. We strive to enhance trust and social cohesion among citizens and between communities and states. Our focused areas of intervention are Health, Humanitarian Aid, Security & Justice, Private Sector Development and Resilience. CORDAID has been providing support to people in Sierra Leone for over 20 years through our Netherlands Global Office. In January 2016, we established the CORDAID Sierra Leone Country Office to scale up and strengthen direct support to people in Sierra Leone. In December 2018, we received funding from Comic Relief and Jersey Overseas Aid to implement the Go-Bifo Financial Inclusion Project (GBFIP) under the Private Sector Development Unit Goal of the GBFIP The project runs from January 2019 to June 2022 and aims to improve access and usage of affordable financial products and services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Urban Area, Western Rural Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by June 2022. Objectives of the Project The project has 5 main objectives: To increase financial literacy for 4,014 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022. To increase financial awareness for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022. To increase access and usage of financial products and services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022. To increase client-centric financial products and services by 3 products/services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022. To improve the responsibleness of the financial system/sector towards 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022. Components of the GBFIP · Component 1: Financial Literacy Training · Component 2: Financial Awareness Campaigns · Component 3: Access and Usage of Financial Products and Services · Component 4: Innovation on Client-Centric Products and Services · Component 5: Coordination and Advocacy for Financial Inclusion Call for Consultancy Services (open to national candidates and international candidates with a national partner) CORDAID Sierra Leone is looking for a dynamic and versatile individual or, preferably, a consulting firm to conduct the baseline study of the Go-Bifo Financial Inclusion Project. The baseline study will provide data and information on financial inclusion that will be used as benchmarks against which the project results will be assessed and compared after the project intervention. As such, the baseline report will inform the profiling of the principal characteristics of the target population and, henceforth, the approach for communicating the project intervention strategy, activities and the monitoring of the project. The goal of the baseline study is to provide quantitative and qualitative data and information on the level of awareness, knowledge, attitude and practices around the issues of financial inclusion in Western Urban Area, Western Rural Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts. How to apply:Applicants must submit detailed application by email to procurementsl@cordaid.org, including a Technical Proposal, Financial Proposal, Work Plan, and CV of key team members for the baseline study, as well as history of past work done. The subject of your application must be: “**Proposal for Baseline Study of the GBFIP**” attaching other necessary supporting documents, such as business registration certificates, proof Please download the detailed terms of reference for the baseline study from www.careers.sl, www.cordaid.org, or www.reliefweb.int or collect the hardcopy from the Cordaid Sierra Leone Country Office at the above address. Closing Date: We are accepting applications from 8:00 a.m. on 7th October 2019 to 5:00 p.m. on 7th November 2019
Côte d'Ivoire: Regional Emergency Coordinator
Organization: International Rescue Committee Country: Côte d'Ivoire Closing date: 30 Nov 2019 Do you want to contribute to our strategic goal to be an operational leader in the field of Emergency Preparedness (EP) in the West Africa Region? As Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) you can do this through supporting and empowering our teams in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Chad, Nigeria, and Cameroon to respond to emergencies through an intentional and continual investment into, and advancement of their level of emergency preparedness. Additionally, as emergency responses are launched you will have the opportunity to provide remote or in-country technical support. Are you highly motivated to work on the following with us? Planning and Monitoring Facilitate the Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) process of country teams, supporting the country program with the finalization, feedback process, approval and recurring review processes of the EPP documents as well as follow-up on progress against the execution of the associated Preparedness Action Plan. This also includes the facilitation of EPP development or update workshop. Support the regularly monitoring early warning indicators and emergency drivers and generating a regional trigger monitoring dashboard. Develop a regional emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the regional EPPs and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring countries. Lead on the development and maintenance of a regional emergency-risk monitoring and preparedness tool. Where required, you will also advance a regional approach to risk reduction and/or resilience and enable the streamlining and/or implementation of that approach in existing country operations and programs. Support the completion of Emergency Preparedness Rating (EPR) surveys. You will actively follow up on the results with country teams and provide support to high-risk country programs to achieve and/or maintain either to Good or Great EP Standards. Support the conduct of Real-Time Evaluations (RTE) for country-led responses and ensure that lessons learned from the RTE are actively fed back into the preparedness process. Strengthen Capacity of Staff Advise and support IRC country teams in identifying and selecting appropriate and motivated staff for their Country Emergency Teams (CET). Support the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency needs of CET staff and assist in the corresponding development of training tools and resources necessary for setting up effective and efficient emergency response teams Administrate, support and facilitate the delivery of emergency response capacity strengthening and technical training workshops to CET staff and assist IRC country teams in the development of efficient and effective CETs. Support and mentor country program CETs in the development of emergency related capacity strengthening plans and support and monitor the implementation of these plans. Provide input to the Emergency Unit’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of further development and improvement of capacity and competency development resources across the organization. Develop Partnerships Our global strategy places emphasis on establishing and strengthening partnerships with local actors. In this, we are moving away from primarily sub-contracting out elements of program implementation to a partnership model that centers on investing in local partners to help them strengthen their own emergency response capacities. It will be your task to build partnerships around common objectives and vision - rather than just focusing on project and partners’ performance. Support country teams in evaluating and selecting potential CSO partners in high risk countries and support the establishing, developing and maintaining of these partnerships with a particular focus on partnering in emergencies. When needed, provide coordination and co-operation assistance to country teams and local partners during an emergency response. Provide input into further development of training tools and resources and lead the delivery of such trainings to IRC partner organizations in partnership with the country team. In collaboration with the IRC country teams, support established CSO partners with ongoing, tailored, targeted support to help ensure effective application of emergency response skills. In the event that we begin working in countries where the IRC does not have a presence but has established partner organizations, you will be asked to be the lead in supporting partners in their emergency preparedness and response activities. Support Emergency Responses Working closely with regional leadership, you will deliver technical support as country teams launch emergency responses. You will, for the most part, provide remote support to CETs. In a small number of instances, you will provide in-country, hands on support and leadership in the setting up of a response. The advisory support may include, but is not limited to the following components: Advise country programs with collating the required data to request an emergency classification and provide follow up with the Emergency Unit if necessary. Support the speedy setup of an emergency response through reviewing proposals for funding requests from the Crisis Response Fund (CRF) or other IRC emergency funding mechanisms. Support the timely development of response strategies and advise on the activation of specific emergency protocols. Help country programs in the deployment of their CET. Assist country teams in liaising with the Emergency Unit on specific support for country-led emergency responses. Upon request, advise and assist local partners in starting up emergency responses. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. Key working relationships Reporting to the West Africa Deputy Regional Director, you will have a technical reporting line to the Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness. To assure highly integrated work, we are expecting you to collaborate closely with colleagues from the Regional Support Team, the Emergency PreparednessTeam, the network of other RECs. Qualifications Prior hands-on field experience and proven track record in: strengthening humanitarian staff competency and capacity leading emergency preparedness planning and programs establishing and developing partnerships with local actors organizing and facilitating training / capacity strengthening workshops emergency response and emergency coordination a University degree in human resources, international development or related field. Master’s degree is preferred, equivalent work experience will be considered. validated abilities in developing and implementing new structures and processes. This includes building support and consensus across departments and delivering on timelines. excellent oral and written communications skills in French and English. previous experience in international humanitarian aid or development, particularly within the region. Be able and willing to undertake significant (up to 65% of time) travel and to potentially insecure environments How to apply:Apply Here
Organization: medica mondiale Closing date: 06 Nov 2019 CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY FOR A STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS IN LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, AND CÔTE D'IVOIRE About medica mondiale medica mondiale is a non-governmental organisation based in Cologne, Germany. As a feminist women’s rights organisation medica mondiale supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world. Through own programmes and in cooperation with local women’s organisations we offer holistic support to women and girl affected by sexualised and gender based violence. On the political level, we promote women’s rights and call for effective protection, justice and political participation of survivors of violence. Currently medica mondiale is working in Northern Iraq/ Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in West Africa/Mano River Region, in Southeastern Europe and in the African Great Lakes Region. Context medica mondiale’s engagement in its focal regions is based on multi-year Regional Concepts, with target groups, objectives and indicators and thematic fields. These in turn are based on the International Programmes Strategy. Subject of this call is to carry out a comprehensive stakeholder analysis in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire to support the further development of the Regional Concept and the future engagement in the region. Objective of the consultancy The interventions of relevant actors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire are analysed and presented in a way that they can be used by medica mondiale and its partners for programme development. This includes the following outputs: Relevant stakeholders in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire for developing the regional strategy are identified and categorised according to their area of intervention, thematic focus and work approach. Potential entry points, synergy effects and cooperation opportunities for medica mondiale and partners in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire with the identified stakeholders are analyzed. Based on the above analysis, recommendations in relation to niches/gaps for the further programme development are formulated. More detailed Terms of Reference will be provided upon request. Tentative timeline Selection of consultant: November 2019 Preparation Phase: December 2019 Data collection Phase: January 2020 (4-5 days per country) Reporting, including presentation in Cologne: February 2020 Professional qualifications We encourage individual consultants or consultant teams with the following expertise to submit an application for this consultancy: At least 5 years of experiences of conducting qualitative research and assessments Experience in conducting policy, institutional and stakeholder analysis Experience in assessing capacity development needs, gaps in service delivery, areas of strengthening, and best practice approaches Regional knowledge (Liberia, Sierra Leone and/or Côte d'Ivoire) Specific experience in the area of S/GBV prevention and response programming in conflict and post-conflict settings Specific experience in the area psychosocial work and empowerment approaches in the field of violence against women and girls Working experience and preferably relevant contacts and networks in the region Commitment to a women-centered and empowering approach High degree of cross-cultural sensitivity Structured working style, excellent analytical skills Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills in English and French Ability to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire For team-consultancies: One consultant will be the main responsible person to medica mondiale and will take the lead responsibility for methodology, process and reporting. We appreciate applications from regional consultant teams and/or institutions. Application Procedure Please email your application (CV in English, cover letter and references not exceeding 2MB) including your package proposal (technical and financial offer including ALL costs), with the subject “Stakeholders West Africa” until November 6, 2019 by 8 am at the latest to: recruitment@medicamondiale.org We will not send acknowledgements of receipt. Only short listed/successful candidates will be contacted. Further information on medica mondiale can be found on our website: www.medicamondiale.org How to apply:Please email your application (CV in English, cover letter and references not exceeding 2MB) including your package proposal (technical and financial offer including ALL costs), with the subject “Stakeholders West Africa” until November 6, 2019 by 8 am at the latest to: recruitment@medicamondiale.org We will not send acknowledgements of receipt. Only short listed/successful candidates will be contacted. Further information on medica mondiale can be found on our website: www.medicamondiale.org
United States of America: Front-End Web Developer & Production Manager
Organization: Partners in Health Country: United States of America Closing date: 08 Nov 2019 The Front-End Web Developer & Production Manager is responsible for managing the front-end development of PIH’s day-to-day web campaigns, deliverables, content and templates. This role will be responsible for the organization's visual presence on the web: maintaining and enhancing usability (UX) and content, and will contribute significantly to a planned redesign of the website’s theme. Specific Responsibilities Content production support and template development (50%) Collaborate with PIH's Communications team and digital consultants to manage the implementation of digital campaign deliverables and general website content. Work closely with editorial and creative teams to develop media-rich content pages and visual themes. Create, manage and support interactive web elements in Drupal 8. Work with Lead Developer and Communications team in all aspects of a visual redesign: planning, design, architecture, implementation and testing. UX analysis, testing and optimization (40%) Research, recommend and implement strategies for UX optimization and improved content delivery. Monitor, analyze and report on digital platforms using Google Analytics and other reporting tools. Use KPIs and metrics analysis to inform design of pages and best practices for usability. Support Lead Developer in the development and testing of new website modules and functionality. Identify emerging digital opportunities and develop strategies for adding them to existing organizational goals. Web project/issue management and intake (10%) Oversee the intake, prioritization and assignment of project/issue queue. Ensure development is consistent with modern software deployment and integration strategies. Support and maintain familiarity with all of PIH’s related web software and tools, including CRM database and donation pages. Qualifications Required Qualifications: 2-3 years in the web development industry. Drupal 8 front-end and site-building experience. Demonstrated proficiency with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Twig, Git. Appreciation for and interest in social justice and the mission of Partners In Health. Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries. Eagerness to learn, try new things, and use creative experience. Recommended Proficiencies: B.A. or B.S. in relevant field. Familiarity with front-end frameworks and preprocessors (Bootstrap, React, SASS). Familiarity with LAMP stack, provisioning and dependency management tools. Familiarity with hosting providers like Acquia, Pantheon and AWS. Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, prototyping and mockup tools. Organizational Profile Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. How to apply:Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. Please include a cover letter with your application. Click here to apply!
Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America): Director of Major and Principal Gifts
Organization: Partners in Health Country: Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America), United States of America Closing date: 08 Nov 2019 The Partners In Health Major and Principal Gifts team is charged with securing key philanthropic giving to support the mission of global health equity. The Director of Major and Principal Gifts is responsible for leading the team which works with individual donors with wealth capacity to give between $100,000 and $1,000,000+. This position is based in Boston and supervises a team of five major and principal development officers and two development coordinators. The Director of Major and Principal Gifts also carries a small donor portfolio. Responsibilities Program Design and Implementation 30% Design, implement, manage and assess a comprehensive strategy for major and principal gift-level donors at PIH Define long term vision for team structures and responsibilities, manage workloads and interactions with other departments and teams at PIH; set and monitor progress towards achieving fundraising financial projections Work closely with the Development colleagues who are charged with the oversight of the major and principal gift prospect database, prospect lead generation and moves management systems, and full prospect research program. Work with colleagues in the finance department and clinical areas to help identify and craft key gift opportunities that support financial and activity-based goals Support volunteer management through coordination with Board Engagement Team and development committee Structure, prioritize and support PIH leadership and clinical participation in development process, including in the strategy of donor engagement events and offerings Oversee regional strategies in collaboration with other regional stakeholders across Development and Marketing and Communications teams. Team Management 50% Lead a team of seven staff members to effectively execute a customized qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan for MGPG donors in order to enhance retention, maximize targeted revenue and improve donor advancement Partner to oversee prospect management systems and performance management systems to evaluate frontline fundraisers pipeline management and moves management Assign and monitor development officers’ portfolios across regions Design and oversee fundraiser training around program awareness, priority budgetary areas, and fundraising skills Inform creation and utilization of development reports and dashboards for monitoring fundraisers’ progress towards goals Build and create development plans for staff, providing mentorship and identifying training opportunities Review proposals Manage budget for the MGPG team Portfolio Work 20% Carry a targeted number of principal prospects in portfolio and maximize relationships and cultivation of philanthropic support to Partners In Health, primarily in Boston region. Arrange for strategic interactions of the portfolio donors with leaders, implementers, volunteers and staff of PIH Record key relationship moves in data base of record Set and pursue individual proposal amounts Oversee critical stewardship activity as needed, including inclusion in events, mailings, and the completion of reports as needed Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of relevant fundraising experience Experience with databases, analysis and independently setting up effective systems and workflows that meet outcome expectations in quality and timeliness Experience in executing donor strategy and solicitation. The ideal candidate will have significant fundraising experience as part of a major comprehensive campaign. Excellent public speaking, presentation skills and written communication skills required Ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries and to provide effective feedback Keen understanding of working in a matrixed non-profit structure Willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time, and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends Volunteer management experience Staff management experience required with successful track record as a leader, manager, and strategist. Ability to lead and advance solutions through influence, collaboration, listening, and exhibiting emotional intelligence This position requires a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of major and principal giving best-practices Superb organizational skills. Must have ability to think strategically and conceptually and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Interest in social justice strongly desirable Organizational Profile Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. How to apply:Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. Click here to apply.
Senegal: Sahel Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager
Organization: British Red Cross Country: Senegal Closing date: 20 Oct 2019 Sahel Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager SPECIFIC LOCATION: Dakar, Senegal Contract type: Fixed term 2 years (until December 2021) Hours: 35hours/week Salary: Starting at GBP 30,056 Accompanied- possible As part of an on-going review of its international strategy, the British Red Cross has committed to the ambitious agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, aiming to contribute towards the global goal of Zero Hunger. In the Sahel, where chronic and acute food insecurity is endemic, BRC has developed a Sahel Livelihoods programme aiming to position the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RCRCM) as a credible and effective actor in the food security and livelihoods sector, able to reach, empower and advocate with and on behalf of the most food insecure populations. The Sahel livelihoods programme, aims to support and strengthen the capacity of the members of the FSL platform born from RCRCM regional coordination body for the Sahel. Highlighted roles and responsibilities include: Secure funding and actively seek for new funding opportunities in the FSL area, in coordination with BRC's West and Central Africa and fundraising teams Contribute to build the Food Security, and Livelihoods (FSL) expertise of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement by providing technical support to RCRC actors within the Region Support RCRC National Societies of the West and Central Africa Region in developing the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to deliver FSL humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience following the process from the need assessments to the monitoring and evaluation phases. Ensure that the FSL technical supervision provided to NS is in line with SPHERE standards and IFRC FSL guidelines. Contribute to the development and implementation of BRC's International Strategy (Chronic Hunger Focus area), embedded in the WCA Regional Action Plan. The Food Security and Livelihoods programme manager will be embedded in British Red Cross' West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches team. As the role is based in Dakar, Senegal, the programme manager will be working directly with BRC's Sahel team and line managed by the Sahel Manager. Also based in Dakar are a CASH preparedness programme manager and a Migration programme team, with which the FSL programme manager will engage with depending on the needs. The regional team is currently working on programmes in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, DRC, CAR, Cameroon and the Sahel. Most of these, as well as emergency responses, are coordinated from the team in London, which includes the Head of Region, Regional Officers, the Disaster Management Coordinator and a Team Assistant, as well as our finance, fundraising, HR, technical advisory and PMEAL business partners. In line with the British Red Cross' International Strategy, the programmes in the region focus on three strategic areas: Protracted Conflict, Chronic Hunger and Migration and Displacement, all while engaging with core themes such as Disaster Management, Protection, Gender and Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability. As reflected in the job advert, the FSL programme manager will play an important role in delivering the British Red Cross' ambitions and targets in regard to its Chronic Hunger strategy. We are looking for a motivated individual with proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a Food Security and Livelihoods programmes and objectives across a wide network, providing clarity and focus, vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery of the agreed results. Specific role requirements include: Fluent in French and English Substantial experience in implementing food security and livelihoods programmes Experience working in capacity building of local actors Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement will be considered a strong advantage Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 20th October 2019. Interviews will take place On November 4th and 5th. Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position. Should you have any questions on this role please email us at international_recruitment@redcross.org.uk quoting reference REQ0000027CY. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: Accommodation while on deployment Subsistence allowances while overseas Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights Comprehensive insurance, including medical, personal effects and life insurance Pre and post assignment medicals and access to excellent health and wellbeing benefits Access to a pension, which you can join at any time during your contract Generous leave entitlement (36 days inc. public holidays) Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally. A little bit more about us... The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively. If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Connecting human kindness with human crisis How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bWFydGhhbWFjbGFjaGxhbi43MTc2OC4zODMwQHJlZGNyb3NzLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Sierra Leone: Grants Manager, SPHEIR Sierra Leone
Organization: King's College London Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 24 Oct 2019 This is an exciting opportunity to join King's Global Health Partnerships as Grants Manager, SPHEIR Sierra Leone, to manage the DfID funded, Assuring Quality in Higher Education in Sierra Leone (AQHEd-SL) award. The Grants Manager will be embedded within a Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They will work alongside a Project Director from the University of Sierra Leone and a Project Manager from KCL to quality assure the management of and compliance with the award. They will work collaboratively with partners to oversee the finances of the project and its contracts, risk and compliance, ensuring that finances of the project are well managed and milestones are met. The successful candidate is expected to manage a Finance Officer and support and train partners to improve their financial systems and compliance, and hold the finance relationship with the fund manager. They will work closely with the King’s Global Health Partnerships grant management team in London to manage relationships with the fund manager, and to oversee project finances. Role profile • Work in collaboration with Sierra Leone partners with regards to all aspects of the AQHEd-SL award management, managing the implementation of the finance systems and funding modalities to ensure that the project is delivered in accordance with the grant handbook • Ensure compliance with fund manager and KCL award management processes, including contracts and contract variations, due diligence, organisational strengthening, the funding modalities, and the grant handbook • Responsible for developing and updating financial monitoring systems in line with project needs and donor expectations • Day-to-day management of the AQHEd-SL award, including smooth management of budgets and finance to ensure that project objectives are met. This will include developing and maintaining financial management tools • Lead finance capacity strengthening for Sierra Leone partners including developing training materials, guidelines and templates, delivering workshops, and providing detailed technical support to ensure that finance systems are effectively implemented by team members across project partners • Responsible for overseeing King’s financial reporting and overseeing project financial reporting and monitoring visits. This includes forecasts, re-budgets, audits and other compliance mechanisms • Support the London team to ensure collation and submission of overall financial AQHEd-SL Partnership reports to the SPHEIR fund managers • Manage relationships within the partnership finance teams • Work with other PCU members to support the Project Management Board • Line manage the two AQHEd-SL Finance Officers, who will be responsible for supporting financial reporting and partner capacity building in this area • Travel to visit the London office at least twice a year How to apply:For more information and to apply for the role please click here
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
Organization: King's College London Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Closing date: 30 Oct 2019 King's College London are seeking a committed and self-motivated individual to lead monitoring, evaluation and learning on strategic institutional donor funded projects implemented by King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP). The primary responsibility of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will be to oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning on Prepared for Practice (PfP), a five-year project funded by the DFID under the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) programme. The post will also support the design and implementation of the MEL strategy on new grants. Prepared for Practice (PfP) is addressing Somaliland’s health workforce crisis by transforming the health education and training of doctors, nurses and midwives. Working at individual, institutional and national level, it seeks to bring about systemic and sustainable reform to the health education sector. The post holder will design and implement MEL systems and processes to evaluate the performance, quality and effectiveness of project activities, lead learning and reflection processes to support adaptive management, and oversee the end of project evaluation. The role will involve working closely with consortium partners, staff in Somaliland and SPHEIR’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead. The role will be based at King’s College London, with travel to Somaliland. The is an exciting role on a high performing project that would suit someone pragmatic, methodical and creative and who has an interest in participatory and innovative MEL approaches. Monitoring and Evaluation • Design and implement MEL systems, processes and data collection tools to collect output and outcome data in line with project needs and donor requirements • Provide technical oversight and support to ensure that MEL systems are effectively implemented by team members across project partners • Provide training and support to project partners to ensure partners adequately capture information in line with project frameworks and donor compliance requirements • Lead on the analysis and interpretation of data and translate them into learning in a way that engages and capacity-builds local partners • Support partners with data analysis that supports decision making, learning, and accountability. • Work with managers of both projects to develop and implement value for money frameworks • Ensure all MEL and research activities are conducted in accordance with King’s College London’s safeguarding, ethical principles, research guidance and GDPR requirements • Be the main point of contact with SPHEIR MEL Lead and, where required, represent the project externally at SPHEIR meetings and events Learning • Lead on project and programme level MEL narrative and results framework reporting • Provide analysis of project monitoring data to support and inform adaptive management, support decision making and improve the quality and relevance of project implementation • Working with the Programme Manager, facilitate internal review processes to reflect on learning with partners and support adaptive management • Support the delivery of the communications plan, providing MEL data and products, such as learning papers, for external engagement • Facilitate wide dissemination of learning through communicating with project partners and key stakeholders • Provide supervision and oversight of research projects where needed Evaluation • Lead the planning and oversee delivery of the summative evaluations on Prepared for Practice, including reviewing consultant terms of reference, supervising the work of consultant(s) to ensure robust data collection and quality analysis • Develop and implement plans to disseminate evaluation findings to project partners, key stakeholders, and the external organisations • Close out and evaluation of a Comic Relief project in Sierra Leone. Design and development • Support development of new funding applications by developing theories of change, logical frameworks and project MEL strategies • Participate in cross-organisational initiatives to strengthen how King’s Global Health Partners monitors and evaluates its work How to apply:For more information and to apply for the role please click here This is a part time role (3 days a week). The salary is £32,676- £37,292 pro rata per annum, inclusive of £3,500 pro rata per annum London Allowance.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Business Development Director
Organization: Montrose Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Closing date: 21 Oct 2019 Montrose is looking for an exceptional, driven individual at a key stage of their international development career to join our dynamic and growing global team as Business Development Director, based in the UK. You will have extensive experience in successfully leading and winning bids for DFID and other key development agencies. You will have both field- and HQ-level experience in designing and securing new programmes ideally in one or more of our core international development sectors: health, education, enterprise, and environment. You will be passionate about grounded-realism and pragmatism as the keys to development programming success, and will be at a stage in your career where you want to help lead a growing SME supplier through the next stage of global expansion. Montrose: We are an international development, social investment, and project management company. We specialise primarily in health, education, enterprise, environment and research service areas. We exist to deliver high quality, pragmatic, tailored programmes which make lives better across Africa and Asia-Pacific. Montrose works with people who share our enthusiasm for this vision and style, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders. More information can be found at www.montroseint.com Job Purpose To lead the development of new business and growth for the company globally Reports to: Managing Director Location: UK, in or within practical reach of London, with frequent overseas travel including Africa and Asia (estimated at 35% LOE) Key Functions for this Position: 1. Business Development (70%) In close coordination with the Managing Director, actively develop global new business among existing and new private and public-sector clients Develop and maintain an effective, engaged and active network of potential clients and partners across the private and public sectors UK and more widely, operating in target countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific. Lead development of BD strategy and longer-term pipeline forecasting Analyse opportunities and provide recommendations on whether, and how to most effectively, the company should pursue them. Lead effective consortium positioning and negotiations in advance of tender publication Lead the development of proposals (including coordinating, writing, and quality assurance) Provide writing and research support to business development initiatives, and support other BD team members in contributing to this Develop the Business Development team’s capacity to deliver effective and successful bids. This will include frequent trips to Jersey and Kampala, with additional travel to Myanmar, Sierra Leone and other locations. Supervise/manage consultants and personnel providing inputs into proposals Support consultant/personnel identification and liaison for proposals and upcoming initiatives Ensure promotion and development of Montrose brand recognition, including oversight of marketing for services Work closely with the Programmes Director and the Finance & Admin Director to ensure integrated systems and delivery from BD to implementation. This will include: Joint coordination of staffing inputs across BD, PM and Finance teams Ensuring programmes team input, quality assurance and review of proposals – especially in areas of delivery method, timing, and costing in countries where they are actively delivering contracts Working with the Finance team to develop successful commercial models for proposals Lead transition of successful proposals to implementation Cultivate a strong company awareness of BD priorities and approaches, ensuring programmes team staff are positioned to integrate BD into overseas trips. This would include ensuring staff are able to identify potential client need, position for follow-on or expansion contracts, and identify new clients Mentor and performance manage the BD team Provide BD reporting inputs to the MD ahead of quarterly board meetings Effectively contribute to the growth and profitability of the company 2. Company Representation (20%) Establish and maintain strong relationships with existing and prospective public and private sector clients as a representative of Montrose, with an emphasis on the international development and extractive industry communities in London and more widely, operating in target countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific. Representation of Montrose at meetings, forums and other events 3. Technical Inputs (10%) Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on ongoing projects where appropriate Reviewing/providing quality assurance on technical reports and deliverables where appropriate Maintain strong working knowledge of active projects (including key political-economy issues) for effective programme design, consortium positioning and role negotiation, networking, and effective representation Qualifications & Experience: Essential 5-10+ years relevant experience including successful track record in business development and winning tender development Masters degree in International Development or other relevant subject Strong experience networking and partnering with international development sector actors on tenders, bid design and programme delivery Excellent English language writing skills with strong experience writing technical material for successful bids Experience working with DFID, UN agencies, World Bank and other development partners Sound commercial skills relating to budgeting, proposal development, and pipeline planning Desirable Experience working with EU, USAID, and private sector development clients (including corporate social investment departments and philanthropic foundations) Existing DFID and international development community network in London Language skills (particularly French or Spanish) We offer a meaningful and exciting career in a position with space to grow the company; a competitive package with frequent opportunities for travel and engagement with Montrose teams globally; and flexible working – ideally from the South East, UK. How to apply:How to Apply If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here by Monday 21st October 2019. Data Protection *Please visit our website for our Privacy Policy (http://www.montroseint.com/privacy-policy/) and how job applicants’ personal data is processed and protected. A full version of our Privacy Policy related to job applicants is also available
Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone - Country Administrator
Organization: COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 21 Oct 2019 COOPI is looking for a Country Administrator in Sierra Leone We are looking for a highly qualified Country Administrator with overall responsibility for supervision, management and quality implementation of all aspects of COOPI financial and administrative operations in Sierra Leone. The Country Administrator will be part of the senior management team and is expected to contribute to the future strategic development and professional dynamics of COOPI in Sierra Leone. Responsabilities Safe and bank account management: he/she ensures the correct management of the safes and the project’s bank accounts, by directly managing or by regularly controlling the project accountant, if available. Accountancy management: he/she ensures the correct project accountancy and all accountancy documents filing. He/she does this by monitoring the accountants or by directly performing the accountancy, in case there was no accountant. Administrative management: in collaboration with the project manager he/she verifies the correct administrative management of the projects (contracts, goods and services purchase, calls for tenders etc.) in compliance with COOPI and the donor’s procedures (EuropeAid, WFP, Italian Government, Private Foundation etc.). He/she ensures the correct filing of all project’s administrative documents. Expenses planning and monitoring: in collaboration with the Project Manager (and the logistician if present) he/she makes the project’s financial planning. He/she monitors expenses, in accordance with the budget. He/she provides the accountancy data to the Project Manager so as to allow him to monitor and plan the expenditures and to request funds. Contract modifications and administrative documents: he/she collaborates with the Project Manager in the elaboration of contract modifications (including the budget), and in the preparation of all necessary projects documents. Financial reporting: in coordination with the Head of Mission and with the Project Manager he/she prepares the intermediate and final financial reports for the projects under his/her responsibility. Budget preparation: support the Head of Mission and Project Managers in budget preparation as well as proposals development. Staff management: he/she plans the work, supervises, and collaborate to train the staff of the project’s accounting-administrative area upon request by the Head of Mission. Upon request her/she collaborates to staff evaluation activities. She/he will be the focal point of the complaint mechanism and the code of conduct. Procurement: he/she provide technical oversight to the procurement process and ensure proper supply chain management procedures are in place and that standard logistics and related administrative systems are established and implemented within COOPI country programme. Requirements Essentials Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in large organizations. At least 3 years’ work experience in a similar role within a international non-governmental organization (NGO), donor or multilateral agency. Substantial experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and networking and negotiating with authorities. Very strong financial analysis skills and an extensive practical experience working with financial tools, highly proficient with excel such as using pivot table, developing macros, etc. Excellent English language skills both written and spoken are essential. Experience with donors such as EU, USAID, UN Agencies, Italian Government, etc. Soft skills Ability to motivate and guide staff working in a complex conflict environment, preferably experience from an African context. An excellent interpersonal skills (good analytical, negotiation, advocacy and communication skills) and demonstrated ability to establish effective team and external relations. Experience with capacity building of national staff. Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment. Plus Previous experience in Nigeria. How to apply:https://coopi.org/it/posizione-lavorativa.html?id=3750&ln;=
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The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opened today and Claude Elliott, the head barman of the hotel’s BawBaw Bar has come full circle. The hotel was where he started his career, back in the day when it first opened. Today Claude, who was voted Sierra Leone’s Best Barman in 1989, is working his magic on the first of the tens of thousands of cocktails he’ll be making for Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s guests over the course of the next year and enjoying the feeling of being back where he began. The BawBaw Bar,
Ten tips for making yourself employable in Sierra Leone
In a recent survey, recruiters were asked about the quality of applicants they received for the positions they advertised. The general consensus was that out of a large pool of applicants, whether experienced or looking for their first job, they could only short list about 20% of them and offers were made to only 10% of those interviewed. The reasons they cited were badly formatted CVs, spelling and grammatical errors, lack of preparedness for interviews and a mismatch between verbal
Sierra Rutile takes the lead in developing skills in the mining industry
Recently I attended the launch of Sierra Rutile Limited’s Localisation Plan at British Council. Over 40 years old, Sierra Rutile is the oldest mining company in Sierra Leone and is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with a share price of GBP 63.50. It is a company that I am very passionate about, not just because my father worked there for 12 years and Mobimbi was my 2nd home or because the current CEO is one of my closest friends, but also because their business strategies
Partnership with TxtAfrica
JobSearch is pleased to announce that we have partnered with TxtAfrica to reach a wider audience via SMS. Subscribers to this job service will receive updates once daily at 10 units/ SMS. To subscribe, Airtel users should send Job to 104 and follow the prompts. To find out more information about announcing your vacancies, please send an e-mail to info@jobsearchsl.com
From Girl to GoWoman
In commemoration of International Day of the Girl, on Friday 11th October 2013, JobSearch and GoWoman magazine held a mentoring breakfast at Balmaya Restaurant and Art Gallery. The event brought together 4 female leaders and 11 young women from secondary schools across Sierra Leone for a morning of mentorship. Our goal was to encourage the young women to believe in themselves and aspire towards achieving their goals, to realize that just like the women they met, they could also grow up to be
There's a new Indian in town
Early this year, an Indian friend told me that a friend of his was opening an Indian restaurant. This pleased me, as one thing that I have always wished for since I moved back to Sierra Leone is variety. A few months later, in August, a sign popped up, on a modern, seemingly well-built structure with little parking, at 39 Murray Town Road – “Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar”. Two Fridays ago, as part of a party of 13, I decided to check out the new joint that everyone had been raving about. I
Certified Fiber Optic Training, 14th to 18th October, Nairobi, Kenya
Quillcomm Ltd in collaboration with Ryson Group Ltd would like to invite your technicians for the above hands-on training slated for 14th – 18th October 2013, Gracia Gardens, Nairobi- Kenya. Training description: Telecommunications, manufacturing, data centers and, increasingly, utilities rely on fiber optics technology for secure data communications. Besides having better bandwidth than hard wire, these systems do not need as many repeaters and do not require preventative maintenance. But the
From Girl to GoWoman
To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October 2013, GoWoman magazine and JobSearch will be giving 12 girls a chance to attend a mentoring breakfast with 4 GoWoman leaders. To qualify, girls must currently be in attendance at one of the secondary schools in Sierra Leone, and should submit an essay, no more than one page long, explaining why they should be invited to attend. Rules: Essay must be in English and submitted to info@gowomanafrica.com, email subject being "I
Ask The Management Guru
As seen in GoWoman Magazine "Effective management always means asking the right question" ~ Robert Heller Dear MG, I work for a management company that has recently been taken over by expatriates. Me and my other colleagues don't like the way that they have restricted us with their new rules. Also they tell us we smell bad. These new guys don't seem to respect us at all. Do you think that we should write about them in the paper and shame them? Abu K. Freetown. Age 28 Dear Abu K, I am sympathetic
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