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Director of Administration & Finance (DAF)
Country: Liberia Organization: Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Closing date: 25 Jun 2024 CONTEXT The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) is an international NGO working in four West African countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. WCF has been in operation since 2000 for the conservation of chimpanzees and other biodiversity in West Africa and opened its office in Liberia in 2013. WCF is working closely with the Forestry Development Authority and other local government and NGO partners. WCF’s main target area in Liberia is the Southeast, in particular the Grebo-Krahn and Sapo National Parks, and the Proposed Kwa National Park, located in Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Sinoe, and Rivercess Counties. WCF runs 3 offices in Liberia; in Monrovia, Zwedru, and at Sapo National Park. Major donors for WCF are the European Union, Rainforest Trust, USAID, UKAID, the Great Ape Conservation Fund of the USFWS, and other smaller donors. WCF’s long-term mission focuses on enhancing the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, while ensuring sustainable benefits for local communities. It covers conservation programs that include biomonitoring, law enforcement, environmental education, research, land-use planning, alternative livelihood schemes, ecotourism, infrastructure development, and capacity building. Emphasis is placed on using an evidence-based approach to the program and supporting transboundary collaboration between stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. POSITION OBJECTIVES Reporting to the Country Director and the West Africa Director, and working closely with the Project Manager, the Director of Administration & Finance (DAF) is responsible for the financial, administrative, logistical and human resources management of the WCF Program in Liberia. This involves compliance with and improvement and development of financial and logistical management manuals, internal and external financial reporting, implementation of an effective internal control system and audits for a country program with around 50 employees and an annual budget of ca. 3 million United States Dollars. TERMS OF REFERENCE BUDGET MANAGEMENT Develops budgets in collaboration with Country Management and Head Office; Ensures the proper use of acquired funding by developing a monthly budget tracking report showing the full costs of the missions; Anticipates and alerts Country Management and West Africa Management about any problems in the use of funding, and proposes amendments and information notes to donors where necessary; Produces interim and final reports on the various financing operations; Ensures compliance with commitments made to institutional donors (regular meetings, reports, recommendations, etc.), acting as their focal point for financial/logistical and administrative audits; Leads in the preparation of financial audits Develops budgets for prospective funding in collaboration with project managers, Country Management, and head office; Ensures compliance with internal procedures and institutional donors to ensure eligibility of expenditure; Consolidates the country mission's annual general budget (organizational budget), with specific attention to covering cross-cutting costs (human and material resources). ACCOUNTING Guarantees the existence of financial resource management and compliane with accounting rules and procedures in the country; Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of expenses recorded in the accounting software; Ensures the good quality of accounting documentation and regular dispatch to head office; Validates and closes monthly and annual accounts in close collaboration with the head office accounting department; Ensures proper use of the mission's Chart of Accounts in accordance with the Financial Procedures Manual. CASH MANAGEMENT Prepares and sends a monthly cash request based on the operational schedule drawn up by the Project Managers to head office; Ensures that at all times sufficient cash is available for operations to run smoothly, with maximum control of security and operational risks; Supervises colleagues who are responsible for the cash flow record and reconciliations; Conducts ad hoc cashbox controls. GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES Implements the steps required to monitor the use of material resources (consumption tracking, vehicle tracking, inventory tracking) in accordance with the foundation's internal procedures; Participates in developing the procurement framework (annual procurement plan, international orders, freight tracking) in accordance with the foundation's internal procedures; Ensures that procurement files are properly maintained and generally, that expenditure commitment rules are respected; Ensures transparent and effective management of the association's assets and proper maintenance of the mission's general inventory. ADMINISTRATIVE AND FISCAL MONITORING Supervises legal compliance with the Foundation's tax and social security obligations in Liberia; Supervise that the accurate declaration of tax and social charges through the production of monthly statements; Writes or refines contracts binding the foundation with its partners, service providers, and suppliers, and ensures their proper financial execution and closing. QUALITATIVE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Is responsible for defining, implementing and ensuring compliance with recruitment, training, performance management and compensation procedures. Must be familiar with the legal framework required for the smooth running of activities and the administrative management of all personnel; Ensures compliance with national and expatriate personnel management frameworks: internal regulations, Code of Conduct/Rules of Procedures, management policy and prevention of abusive behavior; Actively participates in discussions on the composition of teams (organization charts, staffing levels, skills required, etc.) and in identifying staff needs; Ensures the management and administrative follow up of national and international staff in the field: employment contracts, job profiles, professional insurance, composition of individual files, final accounts, work permits, residence permits, etc.; Ensures the reliability and control of national and expatriate staff payrolls. TEAM MANAGEMENT Recruits and trains employees and partners under his/her supervision; Proposes necessary restructuring in line with project needs; Evaluates his/her team and reinforces their skills (technical supervision, training, etc.); Ensures implementation of yearly performance reviews Suggests capacity building measures. REPORTING: Sends monthly accounting to Country Management, West Africa Office and Head Office. Provides monthly or annual financial reports or as required by donors to the WCF Country Director with the project's progress and/or according to the reporting format validated by the partners. OTHER Has a general knowledge of WCF, its functioning, structure and values; Is aware of the objectives and activities in general and in the specific work context; Is aware of the activities of other departments, supports them, respects rules and procedures; Assists with general understanding of the political and social context; QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED - Master's degree in management, accounting, or financial management At least 5 years' successful work experience in financial and administrative management of complex programs (budget of at least 1 million USD per year, multi-donor and multi-partner context) Successful experience in sub-Saharan Africa Excellent English skills required. French language skills an advantage Knowledge of standard accounting software (excellent knowledge in QUICKBOOKS, required, additional knowledge in SAGE, NAVISION an advantage,) and payroll software (SAGE, HOMERE) Excellent knowledge of general office software (Microsoft Office suite) IT and/or network management skills are a strong asset. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALITIES Accuracy Honesty Attention to detail Ability to work independently Proactive Analytical and critical thinking skills Organizational skills Teamwork and sense of responsibility Fixed-term contract: 12 months renewable Start date: 01/07/2024 Compensation: according to WCF salary scale and experience How to applyTo apply, please send your CV and cover letter with 2 references by email to liberia@wildchimps.org with "DAF LIBERIA" in the subject line. Deadline for Applications: 25 June 2024 Only successful candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews. WCF is an equal opportunity organization and especially encourages women to apply.
Assistant to the Country Director
Country: Liberia Organization: Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Closing date: 25 Jun 2024 CONTEXT The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) is an international NGO working in four West African countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. WCF has been in operation since 2000 for the conservation of chimpanzees and other biodiversity in West Africa and opened its office in Liberia in 2013. WCF is working closely with the Forestry Development Authority and other local government and NGO partners. WCF’s main target area in Liberia is the Southeast, in particular the Grebo-Krahn and Sapo National Parks, and the Proposed Kwa National Park, located in Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Sinoe, and Rivercess Counties. WCF runs 3 offices in Liberia; in Monrovia, Zwedru, and at Sapo National Park. Major donors for WCF are the European Union, Rainforest Trust, USAID, UKAID, the Great Ape Conservation Fund of the USFWS, and other smaller donors. WCF’s long-term mission focuses on enhancing the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, while ensuring sustainable benefits for local communities. It covers conservation programs that include biomonitoring, law enforcement, environmental education, research, land-use planning, alternative livelihood schemes, ecotourism, infrastructure development, and capacity building. Emphasis is placed on using an evidence-based approach to the program and supporting transboundary collaboration between stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. JOB DESCRIPTION Coordination Works closely with the Country Director, the WCF representation in Abidjan, and the European representation. Develops and improves the project management and planning tools, integrating the plans of each of the Protected Areas, notably the Annual Work Plans, the annual budgets, the internal regulations, the Development and Management Plan, etc. Implements the Annual Work Plans and annual budgets. Ensures the recruitment of priority posts and management unit staff. Ensures effective project management and implementation, in particular the daily organization of work, resting days and holidays, etc. Observes and advises on operational context (legislation, land use planning projects, political, regional, etc.) that may have an impact on the management of the landscape; participates in the revision of the documents if necessary. Assists the WCF Country Director with various tasks including reporting, tendering, or others to ensure the continuity of operations. Ensures compliance with the provisions and commitments of the different donors, as well as the specific partnership agreements for each of the partner structures in Liberia. Keeps track of reporting deadlines. Develops and maintains positive and trustful relationships with institutional, technical, and financial partners and stakeholders of the project sites, including local communities and decentralized government services. Represents Country Director in meetings and workshops, as appropriate Fundraising and communication Leads the coordination and development of competitively strong proposals and concept notes in coordination with the Country Director, West Africa office, and WCF Headquarters; Oversees the creation of necessary promotion materials across multiple platforms, including, but not limited to presentations, social content, video, photography, website content, email, external reports, and press releases. Supervises the WCF communications and PR team Contributes to the visibility and image of the projects, WCF and its partners in Liberia, through communication actions at local, regional, and national levels. Assists with communication, organization, and coordination of workshops, meetings and events as needed. Monitoring & Evaluation Supervises the WCF Monitoring & Evaluation Team Prepares monthly, interim, final and other required reports, including working with the M&E; team as required Analyze grant progress, assists proper budget follow up, analysis, projections and budget realignments where needed. Organizes t least one formal evaluation per year on the work accomplished and the perspectives to come. Experiences and skills REQUIRED Master’s degree in management, development or environment At least 4 years of professional experience in project management, (including reporting and fundraising), preferably in the conservation and development sector; At least 3 years of professional experience in Africa, including Anglophone Africa. Experience in managing EU-funded projects; Good knowledge on Monitoring & Evaluation Proven interest on communication Proven skills in managing and working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, involving partners in two countries; Proven skills in logistics, operations management, procedures and administration; Proven skills in partnership management and relations with local authorities; Ability to adapt, to live in isolated conditions and to be autonomous is essential; Ability to suggest solutions and to take initiative; Excellent English language skills (both written and spoken), French is a plus. How to applyTo apply, please email your CV and cover letter with 2 references to liberia@wildchimps.org until 25 June 2024,with the subject line “Assistant to the Country Director” Only successful candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews. WCF is an equal opportunity organization and especially encourages women to apply.
Manager, Learning and Innovation, Early Childhood Development
Countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Organization: BRAC Closing date: 30 Jun 2024 BRAC International is Hiring! Join BRAC International to create opportunities for people to realise their potential. Position: Manager, Learning and Innovation, Early Childhood Development Job Location: Dhaka/Nairobi/any BRAC operating country About the Role: BRAC International (BI) is seeking a Manager, Learning and Innovation, Early Childhood Development in Bangladesh or any BRAC operating country who is aligned with it’s ethos of working in partnership with communities to create impact for scale. Manager, Learning and Innovation, Early Childhood Development who will be part part of BRAC International’s core programme team. S/he will be responsible to play a pivotal role in leading the design, implementation, and enhancement of the learning strategies and initiatives aimed at fostering optimal development and learning outcomes for young children. She/He will spearhead innovative approaches, and develop learning frameworks for the programme. The incumbent will collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the integration of best practices and cutting-edge methodologies in early childhood education. This role will play a pivotal part in driving innovation through the application of research insights to enhance programme learning. This includes overall coordination, harmonisation and development of all planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, documentation and reporting activities. S/he will also ensure that the core Values and Mission of BI are upheld, promoted, followed, and applied across various technical teams and country offices. Key Responsibilities: Strategic: Lead the development of the learning agenda, and facilitate discussions on learning and knowledge generation to advance the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme's goals and objectives and to ensure the wider alignment with the programme. Identify emerging trends, research findings, and best practices in early childhood education to develop and test innovative approaches in ECD and integrated development programme and inform programmatic decision-making. Lead the scoping exercise of the ECD programme for expansion in a new context Document and incorporate learnings in new concepts and proposals Foster a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning within the team to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Organize various cross-programme and cross-country learning-sharing events to generate and share learnings within the organization Research and learning: Ensure execution of research studies and evaluations to assess the effectiveness of ECD interventions in promoting positive learning outcomes for young children. Build a culture of continuous learning and improvement among the team across different countries through capacity-building efforts. Utilize data-driven insights to identify areas for improvement and develop evidence-based strategies to address challenges. Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and data management systems and propose solutions. Facilitate the design of learning of learning framework, M&E; framework, and Theory of Change and relevant indicators in coordination with the learning and effectiveness Team, and respective country teams. Ensure the learnings are documented, reported and contextualised across all ECD projects in all BI operating countries. Work closely with the communication team to develop program-level learning-sharing materials and disseminate it through different channels (events, webinars, meetings, social media, publications etc.) Development and contextualization of relevant monitoring and research tools aligned with the project outcomes and built capacity of the programme team across BI and countries. Collaboration and partnership: Collaborate with internal technical teams and entities, BI country teams, external stakeholders and partners, to leverage resources, expertise, and networks in support of the Early Childhood Development Programme. Support the learning and effectiveness team in cultivating partnerships with educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community stakeholders to promote knowledge-sharing and collaborative initiatives. Safeguarding: Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance, and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment. Practice, promote, and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, and encourage others to do so. Academic Qualifications: Post-graduate degree in Statistics/ social science/ early childhood development/ education/economics or a related field from reputed Universities. Required Skills, Competencies & Knowledge: Excellent communication (written, verbal, negotiation, presentation skills), facilitation and presentation skills. Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time efficiently. Strong interpersonal communication and stakeholder management skills. Highly mobile & flexible to work from distant location. (Relevant for specific role) Overseeing and travel to project site when required. Possess high ethical and moral standards. Sensible and adaptive to diverse work culture. Motivated and enthusiastic team player. Good analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and create rapport with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to organise and facilitate training sessions, build and develop capacity frameworks and work plans. Excellent communication skills, and ability to remain flexible to a changing environment. Experience Requirements: At least five years of experience in research and learning-related work. At least 3 years experience in the field of ECD or Education Proven experience of successful capacity-building of staff and partners on monitoring and evaluation, project cycle management, and learning and adaptation theories and practices. Proven experience in co-creating innovative solutions. About BRAC International: BRAC International (BI), a leading non-profit organization, is on a mission to empower people and communities facing poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our vision is to create a world free from exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the last five decades has grown to become one of the world’s largest non-governmental organisations (NGOs), reaching over 100 million people. We started our first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002, building on lessons from our work in Bangladesh to support a nation devastated by war. Currently operating in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Born, proven and led in the Global South, BRAC International brings a unique Southern perspective and commitment to continuous learning, providing a depth of insight, experience and evidence to meet the needs of diverse communities with humility and courage across Asia and Africa. To learn more about BRAC International, please visit (www.bracinternational.org.com) Our Core Values: Integrity: We approach our work with honesty and integrity. Innovation: We innovate and iterate to improve our impact. Inclusiveness: We foster inclusion to reach those who need it most Effectiveness: We strive for effectiveness to better serve people in poverty If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application process to grab your dream opportunity! Internal candidates are recommended to apply with their latest Resume including all job assignments in detail and a cover letter mentioning core competence and career aspiration with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net copying their immediate reporting manager. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 37/24 in the subject bar. Application deadline: 27/06/2024 BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent. “BRAC International is an equal opportunities employer” How to applyIf you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application process to grab your dream opportunity! External candidates Apply through the below link https://career44.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1212&company;=brac Internal candidates are recommended to apply with their latest Resume including all job assignments in detail and a cover letter mentioning core competence and career aspiration with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net copying their immediate reporting manager. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 37/24 in the subject bar. Application deadline: 27 June 2024 BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent. “BRAC International is an equal opportunities employer”
Chief Finance Officer
Country: Ghana Organization: BRAC Closing date: 25 Jun 2024 BRAC International is Hiring! Join BRAC International to create opportunities for people to realise their potential. Job Title: Chief Finance Officer Work Station: Accra, Ghana About the Role: BRAC International (BI) is seeking a Chief Finance Officer in the Ghana, Accra who is aligned with it’s ethos of working in partnership with communities to create impact for scale. The CFO will drive and oversee all the financial activities for the institution as well as formulate financial strategies for BRAC Ghana Savings and Loans Ltd. to support and ensure the overall success of the institution. Key Responsibilities: Develop framework and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports to all the relevant stakeholders by following International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ensure all financial activities are properly approved, recorded and documented. Review the financial reporting and provide the CEO with relevant reports as required at board meetings to ensure accuracy. Review and drive the annual audit for BRAC Ghana and provide the board of directors with the findings to ensure adherence. Discuss audit issues with the auditors and follow up with the management team on the implementation by working closely with external auditors and regulatory bodies. Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management and petty cash for BRAC Ghana to minimize the financial risk; analyze financial change in the environment and advise management accordingly. Develop and enforce internal financial and accounting policies and procedures of BRAC Ghana to ensure compliance. Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO as well as plan for the implementation of the budgets for BRAC Ghana. Monitor all legislation relevant to the institution and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the institution is compliant. Review financial reports of donor funds, attend donor/lender meetings and take necessary steps to implement the recommendation regarding financial nature. Review and implement the finance and accounting module of BRAC Ghana as well as strategize, organize, direct and control the overall management of financial activities to ensure efficient financial management. Lead, coach and guide the staff in technical expertise, management, and soft skills, where necessary in order to enhance capabilities and deliver up to expectations. Safeguarding Responsibilities: Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment. Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so. Academic Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant subjects. Required Competencies: Financial performance analysis, reporting and accounting. Financial system setup and development. Project budgeting and cost control. Audit and compliance. Financial management skills. Internal controls assessment. Fraud detection & control. Experience Requirements: At least 10 years of relevant work experience, 5 of which should have been in a senior management position in a similar function. Experience in the financial services sector is preferred. Experience in managing complex accounting and finance systems, including reporting, budgeting, audit, and compliance in INGO with multiple country orientations. About BRAC International: BRAC International (BI), a leading non-profit organization, is on a mission to empower people and communities facing poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our vision is to create a world free from exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the last five decades has grown to become one of the world’s largest non governmental organisations (NGOs), reaching over 100 million people. We started our first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002, building on lessons from our work in Bangladesh to support a nation devastated by war. Currently operating in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Born, proven and led in the Global South, BRAC International brings a unique Southern perspective and commitment to continuous learning, providing a depth of insight, experience and evidence to meet the needs of diverse communities with humility and courage across Asia and Africa. To learn more about BRAC International, please visit ( www.bracinternational.org.com ) BRAC International Holdings B.V. (BIHBV) was set up in 2010 as a private limited liability company under the laws of the Netherlands and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stichting BRAC International (SBI). BIHBV is a socially responsible for-profit organisation, engaging people in sustainable economic and income-generating activities. The core focus of BIHBV is to provide microfinance services to people, particularly women, living in poverty in rural and hard-to-reach areas to build their financial resilience and improve the quality of life for them and their families. BRAC first expanded its microfinance operations internationally in 2002 and now operates in seven countries outside of Bangladesh - Myanmar, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. Together, these seven entities serve more than 800,000 clients, 96% of whom are women. BRAC International Microfinance is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position: Our Core Values: Integrity: We approach our work with honesty and integrity. Innovation: We innovate and iterate to improve our impact. Inclusiveness: We foster inclusion to reach those who need it most Effectiveness: We strive for effectiveness to better serve people in poverty BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent. "BRAC International is an equal opportunities employer" How to applyIf you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application process to grab your dream opportunity! External candidates are recommended to email their Resume with a cover letter and any supporting documents to recruitment.bi@brac.net ; mentioning a brief academic background, career summary, core competence, professional certifications (if any) etc. within 250 words. Internal candidates are recommended to apply with their latest Resume including all job assignments in detail and a cover letter mentioning core competence and career aspiration with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net copying their immediate reporting manager. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 38/24 in the subject bar. Application deadline: 25 June 2024
Program Assistant (Social Empowerment)
Country: Uganda Organization: BRAC Closing date: 17 Jun 2024 Career with BRAC International BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first program outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programs and social enterprises, including microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender, and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities. About the country BRAC Uganda NGO. BRAC is registered in Uganda since 2006 and currently works in over 86 districts across the country delivering projects in Education, Health, Youth Empowerment, Livelihood and Resilience, Humanitarian Action and Emergency Response. We work with communities in marginalized situations, hard-to-reach areas and post-disaster settings across Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on women youth, children and the households where they live. We are intentional to deliver long-term community-led holistic approaches which we implement to the last mile in order to impact communities on a scale. About the Program In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues. BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. Program Assistant (Social Empowerment) - 04 Positions JOB PURPOSE Program Assistant-Social Empowerment (PA-SE) will be responsible for the overall implementation of social empowerment related components of the program including supporting social and economic e-empowerment training, building awareness about social and health related issues such as GBV, safe birth, contraception, disaster preparedness, sustainable livelihood. The PA-SE will also plan and organize advocacy initiatives at the community level. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the AIM program inception activities including community mobilization and participant selection, club selection and setup, mentor selection and onboarding, community mobilization, mapping and establishing social empowerment linkages for participants. Lead the implementation and supervision of social and economic empowerment activities in assigned clubs as per program design, activity plan and budget. Organize and support Youth Development Committees in the target communities. Ensure achievement of club-level program targets as per Implementation Guideline and report any operational/management issues to Branch Manager. Coordinate closely with the Technical Sector Specialists (TSS) to seek technical guidance and knowledge; provide support to TSS as needed. Guide and supervise mentor activities under the social empowerment component and develop their capacity by providing regular coaching, mentoring, and training. Attend monthly coordination meetings organized at the branch level and provide updates on club activities, flagging any issues needing attention from the branch/area manager. Support BM with all branch level procurement and logistics and other tasks, as required. Ensure cash flow by submitting cash requisition timely for smooth day to day operations. Organize and facilitate social empowerment training for participants; provide support to connect program participants with broader linkage services. Follow-up closely with participants to minimize attrition and prepare monthly attendance reports and bi-monthly drop-out reports. Prepare MIS and financial reports and other reports and ensure timely submission. SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES: Read, understand, practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do so. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors in social sciences, Development Studies, Community Development, or any relevant humanities. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Ability to spend extended periods of time in the field and travel within the country. Proficient in using mobile devices, computers and particularly with Microsoft Office Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least 2 years’ experience in the international development sector, including experience working with marginalized communities to implement community development programs including microfinance, livelihood, agricultural and food security, and/or girl’s and women’s empowerment programs. EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contractual SALARY: Negotiable JOB LOCATION: Kigumba-1, Bweyale-1, Bweyale-2, Kayunga. Only female candidates will be considered for this position. How to applyIf you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly: Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at bimcf.uganda@brac.net Please mention the name of the position in the subject bar. Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: 17 June 2024 BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.
Gynaecologist
Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ireland, Mali, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Sierra Leone, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières Closing date: 7 Jun 2025 Implementing gynaecology/obstetrics procedures, performing any other prior treatment required, during or immediately after a woman has given birth to improve women’s reproductive health and to reduce pregnancy, delivery, and neonatology risks. You will contribute to increasing the quality of obstetric and gynaecological department. Furthermore: Develop list of gynaecological conditions to be managed including admission/discharge criteria for all cases. To support the implementation and ensure adherence to protocols for management of main obstetric and gynaecological morbidities [BB2] To support in the clinical governance of maternity and gynaecological services. Including maternal death reviews, risk assessments and quality improvements Management of complicated deliveries and performing instrumental deliveries, all types of caesarean sections, ectopic pregnancy, and gynaecological operations Provide obstetrics and gynaecology consultation. Training and mentoring local staff in diagnostic and medical management skills, including ultrasound. Train and perform obstetrics and gynaecology surgical procedures. Assess medical knowledge of local staff to identify training needs and develop a realistic plan to monitor and develop that knowledge which is not contingent on your presence. To work in close collaboration with MoPH representatives (Head of department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and expatriate midwife ROLE REQUIREMENTS 2 Years independent experience as obstetrician after specialization You are a trained gynaecologist and obstetrician. Full Irish Medical Council or GMC Registration Proven professional experience after registration – ST5 for OB/GYNs. Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering, or travel experience in developing countries in low-resource settings. USS diagnostic skills have no secrets for you. You possess enough experience and interest to train others in this area. Current or recent clinical experience You are proficient in the English language (B2) Mature personality Management experience and able to work hands-on as well as delegate. Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload. Good negotiation and diplomatic skills Ability to work in a different and strong culture in a confined and insecure environment. Willingness to work with and train a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team. Available for a minimum of three months How to apply*MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit to work in Ireland. If you do not have this, we cannot accept your application. Please apply via the MSF Ireland website: https://www.msf.ie/job-profiles/gynaecologist
ER Medical Doctor
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Haiti, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières Closing date: 7 Jun 2025 ROLE REQUIREMENTS 2 years’ experience minimum working within the NCD-area (can be within medical training) Completed postgraduate training in an accredited EM specialty training program from a country where EM is a recognized specialty (e.g. Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, United States, etc.) with a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate training in EM and current certification from a recognized certifying body. A minimum of 3 years' professional experience after registration – ST3 level Current or recent clinical experience Full GMC or Irish Medical Council Registration Available for a minimum of 3 month. Minimum of six months’ relevant work, volunteering, or travel experience in low-income countries Willingness to work in unstable areas. Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team. Able to provide training and supervision to others. Fluency in English Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider, for example, the London or Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ((see FAQs for more on accepted training in Tropical Medicine) ASSETS Minor surgical and obstetrical experience Managerial and supervisory experience Languages We are always looking for doctors with good French or Arabic skills. Your language level may be tested during the recruitment process. How to apply*MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit to work in Ireland. If you do not have this, we cannot accept your application. Please apply via the MSF Ireland website: https://www.msf.ie/job-profiles/medical-doctor
Social and Environmental Performance Associate, BIHBV
Country: Kenya Organization: BRAC Closing date: 20 Jun 2024 Career with BRAC International BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, and is present in 16 countries across Asia and Africa today.. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise in various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment. BRAC International Holdings B.V. (BIHBV) was set up in 2010 as a private limited liability company under the laws of the Netherlands and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stichting BRAC International (SBI). BIHBV is a socially responsible for-profit organisation, engaging people in sustainable economic and income-generating activities. The core focus of BIHBV is to provide microfinance services to people, particularly women, living in poverty in rural and hard-to-reach areas to build their financial resilience and improve the quality of life for them and their families. BRAC first expanded its microfinance operations internationally in 2002 and now operates in seven countries outside of Bangladesh - Myanmar, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. Together, these seven entities serve more than 800,000 clients, 96% of whom are women. BRAC International Microfinance is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position: About the Role: The Social and Environmental Performance Associate will have a crucial role in carrying out the mission of BRAC International Holdings BV (BIHBV), with a specific focus on social goals and driving social and environmental performance management (SEPM). The associate will offer technical support to all BIHBV microfinance entities in RIF-related areas. They will be under the supervision of the Manager, Impact and Social Performance, and will work closely with country microfinance management, maintaining a strong relationship with Social Performance Management Champions. Key Responsibilities: Social and Environmental Performance Management and Client Protection Work with the entity-level Social Performance Managers and country leadership to follow up on the Social and Environmental Performance Management (SEPM) work plan and schedule for each country’s implementation of responsible inclusive finance (RIF) practices and ensure the plan is fully implemented. Work with country teams in ensuring that consideration (backed up by social data) is given to social objectives in all key investment, strategic, and other management decisions. Work with the BIHBV team and leadership, governing bodies, and country leadership to promote the use of social data and implementation of industry best practices across BI’s portfolio of microfinance programs. To ensure BIHBV leadership/ boards receive robust responsible inclusive finance updates and data from MF entities regularly (quarterly) through the presentation of SPI4 and Smart tools results as well as other reports and assessments. Support BIMF entities to execute other surveys such as client dropout as needed. Build the capacity of the country board, management, and staff on environmental and climate issues. Support country teams to develop and implement their environmental strategies. Develop tools and support the administration of climate vulnerability assessments, develop action plans, and support implementation Reporting and compliance: Reporting and compliance: Identify all reporting requirements for BIHBV on European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), and map where there are gaps. Create action plans to collect, verify and present the required data. In consultation with the BIHBV technical and finance team, put together templates for data collection and narrative reports. Make sure reporting is done timely. Support country entities to comply with all relevant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting requirements. Make sure the BIHBV strategic dashboard is timely updated with Outreach, SEPM, and outcome results. Manage all reporting to the Boards on these performances. Be the focal person for all SEPM, ESG, and outcome-related reporting to Investors and Donors. Support country teams with these reporting by verifying each data point for accuracy and consistency, before they are shared externally. Other Regular support to country teams on improving client service, managing dropout and dormancy, etc. Regular support in scaling financial and digital literacy training support. Ad hoc support requested by country teams. Safeguarding Responsibilities: Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals of safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment. Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, and encourage others to do so. Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree: In either Business Administration, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation. Required Skills, Competencies & Knowledge: Maintaining Adaptability and eagerness to learn with a willingness to self-teach Strong communication and presentation skills Strong research (qual and quant) and data analysis skills Fluency in English required (spoken, reading and written) Highly motivated with a strong interest in development and social issues Passionate about social outcomes for microfinance clients Ability to work with globally diverse teams and cultures Strong attention to detail Ability to work in a challenging environment Experience Requirements: 3+ years’ experience in microfinance, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and client protection issues, product development, operational management, consultancy, monitoring and evaluation, or project management. How to applyIf you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application process to grab your dream opportunity! External candidates are recommended to email their Resume with a cover letter and any supporting documents to recruitment.bi@brac.net mentioninga brief academic background, career summary, core competence, professional certifications (if any) etc. within 250 words. Internal candidates are recommended to apply with their latest Resume including all job assignments in detail and a cover letter mentioning core competence and career aspiration with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net copying their immediate reporting manager. Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 36/24 in the subject bar. Application deadline: 20 June 2024 BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent. “BRAC International is an equal opportunities employer”
Internship Opportunity: AI and Data Science
Country: Netherlands Organization: Laterite Closing date: 30 Jun 2024 About Laterite Laterite is a data, research and analytics firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges. We provide high-quality research services and software solutions for social impact, focusing on five sectors: education, public health, agriculture, youth & livelihoods and urbanization & migration. Based in East Africa, we offer tested data collection systems, an expert research and analytics team and a thorough understanding of the local context. This unique combination enables us to carry out full-cycle research projects, from design to data collection and analysis. We work with universities, think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, foundations, and government ministries and agencies. Our network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Peru. The team brings together more than 90 full time local and international staff, as well as 1,500 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic work environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization. You can find out more about Laterite on our website at: www.laterite.com Job Description & Key Responsibilities This internship position is affiliated with Laterite’s analytics team. You will work on the development and implementation of AI-driven models and software solutions for social impact. Projects will include building and integrating knowledge graphs using Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), implementing generative data augmentation using large language model (LLM) pipelines, and data scraping for constructing models in Google Earth Engine. Additionally, you will develop AI models for automated quantitative and qualitative data analysis to enhance decision-making processes in socio-economic development. A key part of Laterite's work involves working with large datasets, including survey and geospatial data. You will use this data to build predictive models and integrate them with AI technologies to improve the precision and effectiveness of our research outputs. You will also work on client-focused, innovative data-driven solutions in the field of development. A non-exhaustive list of potential projects you might work on includes: Intelligent knowledge hubs. Develop knowledge hubs for social impact data. Enhance data retrieval processes by integrating automated data curation pipelines with knowledge graphs, RAG, and LLM agents. This initiative involves curating unstructured data, establishing nodes and relationships within knowledge graphs, and combining these elements with a RAG pipeline to generate comprehensive, actionable insights. Automated Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Develop AI models that automate both quantitative and qualitative data analysis for researchers, increasing efficiency and reducing manual data handling. These models will use machine learning techniques to interpret complex data sets and provide clear, understandable analysis. Generative Data Augmentation and evaluation. Test whether we can createLarge Language Model (LLM) pipelines or fine tuned LLM models to generate synthetic quantitative or qualitative data. Evaluate the quality of this data against real data. Our approach extends to training models that can generalize to unseen data, a capability beyond traditional GANs and VAEs. Google Earth Engine Models: Implement and refine data scraping techniques to build and calibrate models within Google Earth Engine, focusing on environmental and socio-economic variables. This will help in making informed decisions based on the latest satellite and geospatial data. This is a challenging position that will provide you with hands-on experience in various types of data (administrative, geospatial, survey, etc.), coding, research, and product development. You will work alongside our senior research and management teams, who will offer guidance and mentorship throughout. It is a very practical application of the tools and techniques you have learned in your development, econometrics, statistics, and/or data science classes. The position will help you put your curriculum into context, give you ideas for your thesis, and hopefully also some thoughts on professional opportunities after you finish your studies. Specifically, we would like to draw on your expertise to: Develop and implement AI-driven models across our key sectors: Agriculture, Education, Public Health, Youth & Labor, Urbanization & Migration. Scout for reliable data sources that can be leveraged to build robust classification and prediction models. Construct detailed documentation that supports the understanding and replication of our models and methodologies. Design and conduct validation tests to verify the accuracy and reliability of our models before they are deployed in real-world scenarios. Profile Our ideal candidates are master students or recent graduates that are entrepreneurial, creative, passionate about international development and social impact, structured in their thinking and demonstrating strong analytical and quantitative skills. They will be able to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations. Requirements: Preferably a current Master's student or recent graduate in Data Science, Computer Science, AI, or related fields with a focus on quantitative analysis and/or machine learning Strong programming skills in Python Experience with cloud services like Anvil, and working with server environments. Familiarity with AI frameworks and tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Good understanding and practical experience with AI technologies, particularly in the areas of data scraping, knowledge graphs, and machine learning. In addition, we welcome: Proficiency in working with data manipulation tools such as Excel, Google Sheets, or STATA. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and the drive to thrive in a fast-paced environment where timelines can often be unpredictable. Additional information This opportunity is offered as a paid internship. Dates are flexible and can be decided between Laterite and successful applicants. We expect the interns to work with us for 2 to 6 months. How to applyWhat next? 1). Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Assessment The first step is to complete a 30-minute verbal reasoning and quantitative assessment for which no special preparation is needed. Link to the assessment: https://form.jotform.com/241503915545556 2). Submit application Successful candidates will then be invited to upload their CV and cover letter via our online application system. 3). Analytical assessment This assessment aims to gauge your capacity to create functioning applications in Python using publicly available APIs. This exercise is similar to the type of applications you will be asked to build as part of this internship at Laterite. 4). Interviews Successful candidates will then be invited to a first interview. Deadline Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Details on rolling applications can be found on the website: https://www.laterite.com/vacancies/
CHARGE(E) ADMINISTRATION ET FINANCES
Country: France Organization: Inter Aide Closing date: 29 Jul 2024 Qui sommes-nous ? Inter Aide est une association spécialisée dans la réalisation de programmes concrets d’aide au développement, conduits auprès de familles particulièrement démunies vivant en zones rurales. En 2023, Inter Aide gère 48 programmes répartis dans sept pays (Éthiopie, Guinée, Haïti, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique et Sierra Léone). Le poste : Vous serez sous la supervision de la Direction de la plateforme finances et vous travaillerez en collaboration avec les Chefs de secteur et les responsables administration et finances du secteur (Éthiopie). Vous assurerez la consolidation financière et le contrôle de gestion des programmes que vous aurez à votre charge. Vous participerez activement au développement de financements des programmes. Les principales responsabilités seront les suivantes : Le suivi comptable et financier Traitement des comptabilités mensuelles de chaque programme ; Réalisation de contrôles de gestion réguliers (en concertation avec la plateforme Bailleurs) ; Analyse des coûts et allocation des ressources ; Gestion des envois de fonds mensuels ; Suivi budgétaire ; Suivi des procédures logistiques et ressources humaines Suivi des procédures d’achats Le développement et le suivi des financements institutionnels et privés Élaboration des rapports financiers (format et échéance selon les bailleurs) ; Élaboration des prévisions de dépenses pour les nouvelles propositions aux bailleurs ; Contribution à l’élaboration de la stratégie financière du secteur. Les relations avec le terrain (responsables de programme et/ou partenaires locaux) Appui à l’élaboration des budgets annuels (et plans d’achat) ; Appui administratif et logistique ponctuel (lien étroit avec le relais basé en capitale) ; Formation initiale et suivi continu des responsables terrain sur le plan financier ; Accueil des responsables de programme expatriés lors de leur retour annuel (bilan individuel sur les questions comptables et budgétaires) Mission terrain ponctuelle (15 jours/an environ). Profil recherché Vous avez une formation Bac +4/5 en gestion, finances ou comptabilité ; Vous avez une excellente maîtrise des outils bureautiques courants ; Vous maitrisez l’anglais courant (oral et écrit) ; Vous avez 2 ans d’expérience minimum dans un domaine et/ou à des fonctions équivalentes (contrôle de gestion audit) ; Vous êtes autonome et force de proposition, vous avez de la rigueur et faites attention aux détails ; Vous êtes capable de structurer votre travail et d’établir des priorités ; Vous avez des capacités relationnelles et vous êtes dynamique. Les conditions : Contrat à durée indéterminée, statut cadre, temps plein Rémunération entre 30k - 33k Participation aux frais de transport 60%, prise en charge des tickets restaurant à 60% et mutuelle de santé à 70% Des déplacements ponctuels Télétravail ponctuel How to applySi notre structure et les responsabilités de cette mission vous intéressent, Pensez à envoyer votre CV et LM au recrutement@interaide.org en indiquant impérativement dans l’objet du mail la référence RAF/SIEGE/2024 Pour plus d’information, nous vous invitons à visiter notre site www.interaide.org et http://interaide.org/pratiques/
COORDINATION ADMINISTRATIVE ET LOGISTIQUE
Country: Madagascar Organization: Inter Aide Closing date: 29 Jul 2024 Qui sommes-nous ? : Inter Aide est une association spécialisée dans la réalisation de programmes concrets d’aide au développement, conduits auprès de familles particulièrement démunies vivant en zones rurales. En 2023, Inter Aide gère 51 programmes répartis dans sept pays (Ethiopie, Guinée, Haïti, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique et Sierra Léone). Inter Aide intervient à Madagascar depuis 1994 dans la conception et la mise en place de projets de développement en milieu rural dans 3 domaines : Accès à l’eau, l’hygiène et l’assainissement et appui au développement de services publics de l'eau (en partenariat avec les ONG locales Soakoja et Tehyna) – 4 programmes Appui aux agricultures familiales et activités de reboisement – 2 programmes Santé communautaire et réduction de la mortalité infanto-juvénile – 3 programmes La mission : Vous travaillez en collaboration étroite avec les Chefs de Secteur, les Responsables administratifs et financiers (1 basé sur place et 1 au siège) et les Responsables de Programme présents sur le terrain. A travers des communications et des missions régulières sur le terrain dans les différentes régions d’intervention, vous aurez pour principales fonctions : La coordination administrative, financière et logistique : Assurer le fonctionnement quotidien du bureau d’Antananarivo (encadrement d’une équipe de 8 personnes) Accompagner le renforcement des procédures administratives et logistiques et en superviser le suivi (audit, paiement des taxes, suivi des visas et autorisations d’emploi des expatriés, suivi des livraisons, etc.) ; Vérifier et valider la comptabilité du bureau d’Antananarivo et celle des programmes en lien avec la Responsable administrative et comptable et les deux assistantes administratives et financières ; Gérer la trésorerie du bureau d’Antananarivo, consolider et valider la demande mensuelle d’envoi de fonds au siège en accord avec les besoins remontés par les Responsables de Programmes ; Assurer le suivi des contrats de travail des Responsables de Programmes locaux (élaboration contrats et avenants, suivi des congés, etc.) et veiller à la conformité – notamment vis-à-vis de la grille des salaires en vigueur – des contrats établis en région au niveau des différents programmes ; Veiller à l'application du règlement intérieur de l’ONG et des procédures établies, s’assurer du respect de la réglementation malgache en vigueur ; Encadrer le logisticien et son assistant en charge des achats, de la préparation et du suivi des commandes diverses remontées mensuellement par les Responsable de Programmes en région ; Veiller au respect des procédures d’achat (bailleurs de fonds, règles d’importation des véhicules et autres biens) ; Effectuer des visites régulières sur les différents programmes en région pour appuyer les équipes sur les aspects financiers, administratifs et logistiques : suivi de la gestion RH (archivage des contrats, respect du règlement intérieur, etc.), gestion et entretien du parc de véhicules, suivi comptable, inventaire et traitement des stocks, respect des procédures administratives, etc. Les relations avec les autorités nationales et régionales : Assurer la préparation, le suivi et le renouvellement de l’Accord de Siège de l’ONG (à renouveler tous les 2 ans) en lien avec les différents ministères de tutelle concernés ; Veiller au maintien d'échanges réguliers avec les représentants des Ministères et leurs services déconcentrés, essentiellement au niveau de la Région Analamanga ; Participer et représenter l’ONG à toute réunion pertinente ou atelier organisés et portant sur les secteurs d’intervention d’Inter Aide à Madagascar ; Maintenir une veille sur les orientations politiques et s’assurer de la concordance des actions mises en œuvre avec la politique et les lignes de conduites malgaches. Les relations avec les partenaires financiers et opérationnels : Dans des cas spécifiques, vous pourrez être amené à représenter localement la structure auprès des partenaires financiers et opérationnels, afin de maintenir la relation avec leur représentation locale. Le cas échéant il pourra vous être demandé de participer également à la préparation des demandes de financement ou aux rapport d’activités destinés aux financeurs locaux ; Contribuer au renforcement de capacité des partenaires locaux, apporter un soutien à la gestion et à la programmation de leurs activités, assurer un suivi des actions réalisées en partenariat, aider les partenaires à représenter leurs organisations et les appuyer pour la recherche de fonds. Profil recherché : Vous avez une formation supérieure en gestion administrative et financière, et/ou en gestion des achats-logistique ou autres formation pertinente. Vous avez des compétences en gestion comptable et financière, en gestion logistique, en management d’équipe et en gestion administrative et juridique, dans des contextes similaires. Vous avez eu une expérience professionnelle dans un poste ou contexte similaire d’au moins 4 ans. Vous avez collaboré avec des autorités locales dans un contexte similaire. Vous avez eu une expérience en pays en développement, expérience souhaitée en ONG. Vous maitrisez le Pack Office. Vous faites preuve de rigueur et êtes en capacité de travailler avec un minimum de supervision. Vous disposez d’un sens de la diplomatie et d’une aptitude à communiquer dans un environnement multiculturel. Vous avez le permis B. Les conditions : Mission statut VSI de 24 mois renouvelable Indemnité mensuelle de 1400+ allocation terrain Couverture sociale complète (CFE + mutuelle) et assurance rapatriement Un billet d’avion A/R en début et fin de mission du domicile ou lieu de mission + un billet d’avion A/R annuel du lieu de mission au siège. Possibilité de départ en couple ou en famille. How to applySi notre structure et les responsabilités de cette mission vous intéressent, Pensez à envoyer votre CV et LM à recrutement@interaide.org en indiquant impérativement dans l’objet du mail la référence COORDOAMINLOG/MADA/2024 Pour plus d’information, nous vous invitons à visiter notre site www.interaide.org et http://interaide.org/pratiques/
Humanitarian Safety & Security Specialist - Roster Recruitment
Organization: Plan International Closing date: 3 Dec 2024 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries. The Opportunity We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier. Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives. Plan International is looking for experienced Safety and Security Specialists and Advisors who can be available on short notice (within 72 hours) for contracts of varying duration in various (often high-risk context) countries to gap fill, support scale up and build capacity in inclusive safety and security management. The pre-qualified candidates will be included on an external roster and will receive on-call assignments, after receiving training on Plan International’s safety procedures and tools. The assignments will take place in countries where humanitarian operations are taking place and will have a variable duration of up to six months. The Requirements Deep conceptual understanding of security risk management and risk assessment processes Experience working in high-risk areas, including disasters and fragile and conflict-affected states Experience working in an international NGO Experience in conducting security risk assessments. Experience providing technical support and oversight to security programmes. Experience in security capacity building in a variety of contexts. Understanding of field level representation with key stakeholders and coordination with peer NGOs and UN actors. Experience in Humanitarian access negotiation/strategy. In-depth knowledge or work experience in post-conflict and/or complex emergency environments. A clear understanding of humanitarian principles. Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities. Strong written and spoken English Ability to work in an additional language, e.g. French, Arabic, or Spanish – desirable Only applications written in English will be considered. This advert is a rolling advert, hence, interviews will be commence and continue before the advert's end date. Location: This role will be deployed up to 60% of the time to Plan International’s country programmes and home-based when not deployed. This can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live. Type of Role: Fixed-term contract Closing Date: 3rd December 2024 Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, 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. Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion. 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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. How to applyhttps://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Global-Humanitarian-Safety-&-Security-Specialist-Roster-Recruitment/1076677001/
UN·E EXPERT·E LOGISTIQUE SIEGE AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST ET AUSTRALE - FRANCE
Country: France Organization: Action contre la Faim France Closing date: 27 Jun 2024 About : Action contre la Faim Créée en 1979, Action contre la Faim est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale qui lutte contre la faim dans le monde. Sa charte des principes humanitaires - indépendance, neutralité, non-discrimination, accès libre et direct aux victimes, professionnalisme, transparence - fonde son identité depuis plus de 40 ans. Sa mission est de sauver des vies en éliminant la faim par la prévention, la détection et le traitement de la sous-nutrition, en particulier pendant et après les situations d'urgence liées aux conflits et aux catastrophes naturelles. Action contre la Faim coordonne ses programmes autour de 5 domaines d'activités : Nutrition et Santé - Santé Mentale, Soutien Psychosocial et Protection - Sécurité Alimentaire et Moyens d'Existence - Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène - Plaidoyer. En 2022, Action contre la Faim est venue en aide à plus de 28 millions de personnes dans 46 pays à travers le monde. www.actioncontrelafaim.org Mission : En tant qu'Expert·e Logistique Siège Afrique de l'Ouest et Australe, vous participerez à la conformité et la performance des opérations logistiques des missions du Pool, en lien avec le·la Référent·e Logistique Régional·e. Plus précisément, votre rôle sera de : Garantir la conformité logistique des missions Fournir un support technique et logistique aux équipes du terrain et du Pool Produire des analyses de performance et les capitaliser sous forme de rapports Encadrer l'équipe logistique terrain (fonctionnelle) Participer au développement de la filière logistique Profile : Issu·e d'une formation supérieure en logistique de type Bioforce, vous avez une expérience significative en logistique humanitaire à des postes de coordination sur le terrain avec ACF ou une autre ONG de taille similaire. Vous parlez français et anglais et êtes capable de travailler dans un environnement multiculturel aussi bien au siège que sur le terrain où vous serez amené·e à vous déplacer. Vous êtes professionnellement reconnu·e pour vos capacités d'adaptation et votre pédagogie. Conditions d'emploi Statut : Cadre Intégré - CDD jusqu'au 31/12/2024 - Temps plein Lieu : Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) Rémunération :De 40K à 47Keuros bruts annuels sur 13 mois selon expérience Avantages:21 jours de RTT Couverture santé, prévoyance : Prise en charge à 80% par ACF Dispositifs de maintien de salaire (maladie, maternité, paternité) Indemnités Transport : Prise en charge à 50% du forfait entre le domicile et le lieu de travail Indemnités Tickets-restaurant (Carte déjeuner Up): Prise en charge à 60% par l'association pour une valeur de 8euros Oeuvres sociales du CSE (chèques cadeaux, remboursement activités culturelles, ...) Télétravail :Télétravail ouvert à tous et toutes depuis le territoire métropolitain Il a été défini pour ce poste une présence obligatoire au siège de 2 jours par mois Temps de présentiels collectifs imposés / également obligatoires par l'employeur : pour les réunions et événements collectifs (jusqu'à 3 jours par mois) et 2 jours de présence obligatoire lors de votre intégration dans l'équipe Indemnités de télétravail Formation: Accès illimité et gratuit à la plateforme d'e-learning certifiant Crossknowledge © Conditions particulières: déplacements terrains (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe) ACF s'engage pour les personnes en situation de handicap et lutte activement contre toutes les formes de discrimination. DATE DE DÉBUT : 10-06-2024 How to applyPour postuler, cliquez sur ce lien / To apply, please click on this following link : apply here
Project Manager (Kingtom FSM Plant)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: GOAL Closing date: 23 Jun 2024 About Us GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery. Job Purpose Reporting to the GOAL WASH Programme Lead based in Freetown, the Project Manager has responsibility for managing the upgrade and operational improvement programme planned for the Freetown Faecal Sludge Management Plant. The Project Manager is intended to develop resilient operation of the plant, work with site staff to improve operational practices, logistics of the truck deliveries including schedule control, document an Operations and Maintenance Manual, including schedule and specification details of consumables and spare parts.The Project Manager would be expected to liaise with Freetown City Council (FCC) and to work towards transitioning the operation of the plant from GOAL to FCC (or third party operator). As part of the role, you will be expected to liaise and engage with GOAL Head Quarters (HQ) and its Water-Share partners in Ireland who will provide technical and financial support. Key Areas of Responsibility: Manage the delivery of the programme of work defined by GOAL including the liaison with FCC, GOAL locally and in Ireland and its Water-Share partners Ensure all procurement processes are carried out in accordance with GOAL procedures. Coordinate activities on site, including for separate projects, with responsibility for overall health and safety at all times. Develop the project plan(s) and ensure resources are allocated to achieve planned work schedules, manage any contractors or other service providers. Manage and report on status, risks, issues and report monthly on all aspects of the work, setting out progress, expected work in the following period and seeking any guidance or decisions needed, report on all stakeholder relationships and dependencies in Freetown. Actively manage all stakeholders across the project lifecycle to meet the project needs. Manage budgets and timescales to ensure adherence to approved milestones and overall budget. Ensure the project team develops detailed plans for all improvement works, develop plans for implementation including taking possession of and installing equipment provided from Ireland as part of the Water-Share support. Ensure user training and post-go-live support is established and completed to support project commissioning and operation. Manage relationships with all suppliers and contractors, monitoring their progress and adherence to the contract, minuting all meetings and following up on actions. Influence the continuous improvement of project operation and document best practice operation, maintenance, including procurement of spares and consumables. Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for promoting and delivering health and safety and hygiene commitments. Other duties as required. The Person: Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a project lead or project management position Project Delivery Experience, with a least five years’ Project Lead experience Relevant third level qualification Project Management qualification required Ability to communicate effectively with peers and senior management, both verbal and written Ability to develop and maintain effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders internally and externally Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion along with the ability to communicate complex information to others Highly motivated individual, working to the highest professional standards and with proven ability to deliver results GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Accountability within GOAL A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner. Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates. General Terms and Conditions This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. How to applyPlease place your application in the below link:Careers - GOAL Global
Team Lead - FCDO Ending Preventable Deaths (EPD) Programme
Countries: Kenya, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 22 Jun 2024 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future. Background and Objectives of the FCDO Ending Preventable Deaths (EPD) Programme The EPD Support Programme aims to aid FCDO central and country teams in their efforts to contribute to the achievement of the objective of ending preventable deaths of mothers, babies, and children by 2030. The programme will work towards enhancing health systems, promoting human rights, and fostering healthier environments in 11 flagship countries are Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and South Sudan, and for countries in protracted crises which are Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. The programme will provide long-term and short-term technical assistance (TA) through local and international consultants, as well as a strategic flexible fund, to support FCDO teams. The primary objective of the TA is to strengthen the capacity of FCDO country teams to influence the policy, legal, and strategic environments required to make progress on EPD, in line with centrally managed and bilateral country programmes. The exact nature of the TA required in each country will be established through consultations with national governments and local partners in order to identify bottlenecks and opportunities. The TA provided will be tailored to meet the specific needs of each country and will be designed to ensure effective support to FCDO central and country teams. Scope of Work The Team Lead will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of program outcomes and interventions and the program's daily operations. They will have the overall responsibility of leading and overseeing the sourcing of TA needs and the quality execution of TA activities by local teams and consultants. The Team Lead will be responsible for ensuring a strong working relationship with FCDO and coordination with governments. They will ensure appropriate performance management capabilities to deliver the program deliverables. They will also be responsible for the program's overall contract and budget management. The Team Lead is expected to have extensive skills in complex project implementation, advocacy, and networking capabilities with international and national institutions and development agencies. Broader technical knowledge of Health Systems Strengthening, SHRH, WASH, gender and equality, climate, and nutrition is desirable. Key Responsibilities • Lead the EPD team in deploying technical assistance to address policy, legal, and implementation challenges. Provide overall strategic, programmatic, and administrative leadership and direction, overseeing all technical, operational, and financial aspects of the programme. • Manage the programme's performance against objectives and key performance indicators(KPI) to ensure FCDO receives full payment based on good performance. • Responsible for monitoring KPIs to ensure contract deliverables are delivered efficiently and effectively. • Oversee project risk, compliance, duty of care, and security and supervise the EPD programme staff. • Supervise and shape the TA process, ensuring clear policy/influencing opportunities are identified and addressed in collaboration with FCDO and government and counterparts. • Oversee the recruitment, contracting, and performance management of consultants, ensuring alignment with programme objectives and country needs. • Manage the strategic flexible fund, overseeing activities such as analysis, convening, and planning to support EPD aims in alignment with FCDO priorities. • Oversee the development, review, and monitoring of yearly work plans, project strategy documents, implementation measures, knowledge management, and sustainability efforts to achieve long-term and short-term goals. • Manage consortium partnerships and maintain collaborative partner relations, ensuring that all partners are aware of the project’s expectations and are actively involved in achieving the objectives while using the project management tools developed or adapted for the consortium. • Support the Deputy Team Lead in managing partners and providing operations support that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor. • Report to FCDO through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports, ensuring timely submission of high-quality content. • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions. • Represent the project and the International Rescue Committee in national, regional, and international fora, including technical conferences and policy briefings, and share information about project achievements and lessons learned within the organization and wider development community. Team Leader Profile & Qualifications • Advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in health, public administration, or related field. • A minimum of 10 years experience managing large-scale, multi-million-dollar, complex, multi-partner projects, ideally experience leading FCDO Health programs. • Experience and ability to provide leadership and direction and harness the multi-disciplinary skills of technical personnel and consortium partners. • Deep understanding of and experience in programming addressing critical issues related to health system strengthening; human rights, gender, and equality, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; and healthier environments, including WASH, climate and health, nutrition, and air pollution. • Experience and ability to work with and build effective partnerships between a broad range of stakeholders, including government, civil society, the private sector, multilaterals, and donors. • Prior experience in operating effectively within complex and high-risk environments and managing the needs of multiple stakeholders; experience with at least one of the EPD countries is strongly preferred. • Excellent leadership, representation, organizational, and interpersonal skills. • Prior experience in managing large FCDO commercial contracts. • Strong analytical communication and writing skills, with the ability to articulate complex information backed with evidence to promote and persuade influential stakeholders. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. • Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in French is ideal. Recruitment for this role is contingent upon the successful award of the project, and the final applicant's selection is subject to FCDO approval. Minimum Qualifications: Update Standard of Professional Conduct: The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures. How to applyhttps://careers.rescue.org/us/en/job/req51901/Team-Lead-FCDO-Ending-Preventable-Deaths-EPD-Programme
Education, Training, & Advocacy Biomed Project Manager
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Mercy Ships Closing date: 20 Jun 2024 Req # 0910 – Education, Training and Advocacy Biomedical Project Manager Who We Are Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships to bring life-changing surgeries and transformational medical training to people in some of the most challenging contexts along the African coast. For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has been delivering lasting hope and healing through safe surgical care, while working alongside partners and stakeholders to strengthen local healthcare systems in more than 55 countries. Since the inception of this dream by founders Don and Deyon Stephens in 1978, Mercy Ships has served more than 2.7 million direct beneficiaries without regard for race, gender, or religion. The Opportunity Do you have a heart for the hurting and a desire to invest your talents and experiences into a mi mission with eternal significance? For every transformative surgery that takes place onboard one of our Mercy Ships, there are dozens of men and women being used of the Lord to prepare through their vocational gifts and talents! Compensation is based upon the Candidate’s skills, experience & qualifications. Pay may vary due to the Candidate’s location. Job Summary Working together with the ETA Biomedical Program Manager, International Programs department, and partner country stakeholders, develops and implements Biomedical programs in the designated partner country to achieve country objectives for development and advancement of the Biomedical workforce and support. How You’ll Contribute To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requires primary work location in a partner nation. Develop, coordinate, and maintain clear lines of communication between Ministries of Health, national hospitals and education institutions, and training participants for Biomedical training programs. Conduct assessment of training needs in collaboration with the ETA Director In-Country, ETA Biomedical Program Manager, Senior Director for ETA, and Country Director. Co-design and develop appropriate Biomedical Training Programs and projects towards the country goals for biomedical workforce development. Develop relationships with national partners, healthcare agencies and other national or international Non-Government Organizations to enhance program delivery and strategic outcomes. Ensure practical coordination, implementation, and monitoring of project activities to meet expected results. Collaborate with PDMELD for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans and all necessary project documentation including concept papers, project plans, requests for proposals (RFPs), partnership agreements, and final reports. Participate in the Equipment Donation Review Team (EDRT) as needed. Work together with the MEL Specialist in-country to collect data at pre-agreed intervals, generate reports and deliver regular reflective reviews with implementing partners. Document processes related to program delivery to increase effectiveness of future programs. Implement projects as planned, together with partners. Manage project budget and report spending in Certify, in a timely manner. Prepare internal and final project reports in collaboration with the ETA Director In-Country and ETA Biomedical Program Manager in a timely manner, according to project reporting cycles. Write and create content for internal communication describing Biomedical projects to help share the work of International Programs. Other duties as assigned. The Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate: Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision and committed to its core values. Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity, and demonstrate accountability. Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple deliverables, and coordinate to meet deadlines. Ability to adapt skills in challenging work settings. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must possess cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity. Familiarity with medical terminology, anatomy and physiology is required. Possess a strong customer service mindset including attitude and approach. Must be fluent in English. Must have French language skills - International B1 Level (or equivalent), B2 level desirable when serving in Francophone countries. Full, clean international driving license strongly preferred. Education And Experience 2 years’ experience as a Biomedical Technician, preferably as a Biomedical Engineer. Experience providing biomedical training in resource-constrained settings required. Experience working with and/or delivering biomedical training with educational institutions preferred. Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program within the first year. Benefits The opportunity to use your professional skills to make a global impact. The opportunity to live out your faith at work. Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance. 403(b) retirement savings plan, with matching contribution. Paid holidays & a competitive rate of Paid Time Off accrual Staff devotionals, prayer time, and Chaplaincy support. On campus dining with gourmet meals, including a specialty coffee shop &community; event. On campus recreation, including indoor basketball and racquetball courts, weight room, walking and biking trails, a disk golf course, and an outdoor pool. Pour your God-given talents into a mission with eternal return on investment -- join the Mercy Ships Crew, today! **Compensation range listed is for U.S. hires only. Actual compensation may vary dependent upon location of hire. How to applyThis is a paid position. To Apply for Consideration Please Visit Mercy Ships Careers Website at https://careers.mercyships.org To explore our many Mercy Ships volunteer opportunities, please visit us at: https://www.mercyships.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Business Development and Grants Coordinator
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 4 Nov 2024 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future. The IRC has worked in Sierra Leone since 1999. The IRC currently programs across three core sectors: 1) Health 2) Women and Girls’ Protection and Empowerment (WGPE), and 3) Education. The IRC is committed to supporting the Government of Sierra Leone in the strengthening of the country. We seek to build upon our programming experience and introduce new programs that are adaptive, collaborative and evidence-driven, leading to a more educated, safe, healthy and empowered Sierra Leone. Job overview: The Business Development and Grants Coordinator will lead business and proposal development,, communications, and grant management for the IRC in Sierra Leone. The position reports to the Deputy Director, Programs (DDP). This position is based in Freetown with trips to IRC field sites. The Business Development and Grants Coordinator will work collaboratively with the IRC’s Senior Management Team, the Technical Coordinators, Measurement Team, Finance, Programs and Operations teams, and Partners. Main Responsibilities Business and Program Development (50%) • Lead the implementation of the IRC Sierra Leone Business Development Strategy and Workplan, including proactively identifying new opportunities and partnerships, in coordination and collaboration with the DDP and regional business development and private partnerships team. • Lead the coordination of the strategic evaluation and drafting of go-no-go decisions and communication with HQ Business Development to ensure any resourcing and support needs are planned in advance. • Lead the coordination of proposal development process, from review of solicitation to final submission, gathering input from Technical Coordinators (TCs), Measurement staff, Field staff, Senior Management, Operations, Finance, Technical Advisors, and ensuring review/support at the HQ level. • Ensure timely management of review process through IRC’s electronic awards database, the Opportunity Tracking and Information System (OTIS) and HQ approvals. • Working closely with DDP, support the facilitation of program design meetings, travelling to field sites and visiting program activities in order to ensure high quality design processes. • Lead, and support GC to lead, the drafting of non-technical sections of proposals, including budget narratives, the editing of proposals, and review against solicitation requirements and overall donor compliance requirements and guidelines. • In coordination with HQ, ensure proposals meet internal standards, including through the use of IRC’s Outcomes Evidence Framework (OEF) and IMPACT Standards, and in line with the IRC Sierra Leone Strategic Action Plan (SAP). • With Finance, coordinate the development of proposal budgets and conduct the review of proposal budgets for donor responsiveness and alignment with the technical narrative. • Act as the focal point with donors in-country for the proposal development process. • Working closely with the DDP, provide inputs to program development strategy processes through conducting donor mapping, analysis of upcoming opportunities, and IRC’s competitive strategy. • Contribute to collate lessons learned in relation to donors and disseminate these within the IRC to support the organisation’s business development processes, ways of working, strategy, and direction. Grant Management and Compliance (25%) • Lead the coordination and management of the grant cycle, from project opening to close-out, including ensuring regular Project Cycle meetings and monthly budget versus actual (BVA) meetings are held, in close collaboration with other departments. Ensure timely communication to, and follow-up with, SMT on issues raised. • Ensure sound management of reporting requirements, including via partners (and in coordination with the Partnership Coordinator), ensuring timely and quality submission to donors. • Ensure support provided to field offices for management of project cycle and compliance requirements as per donor agreements. • In coordination with Finance, maintain visibility of spending and forecasts for the proper monitoring and the successful implementation of programmes and early warning in case of obstacles or challenges. • Review donor contracts and agreements, coordinating the review and approval process through the IRC’s internal awards management system, OTIS, in close collaboration with the Regional Program and Award Support Team. • Ensure all IRC grant files are maintained and filed on IRC Box system and in line with the set archiving system. • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with IRC and relevant donor regulations, liaising with the IRC Awards Management Unit and Regional Program and Award Support Team counterparts on any identified issues, questions, concerns. • Support audit preparation. • Lead on IRC grant incident reporting (fraud, corruption, security) to the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit and relevant donor, liaising with HQ, SMT, and donor as per donor and IRC guidelines. Communications and External Representation (15%) • Lead the implementation of the IRC Sierra Leone Communications Workplan, in coordination and collaboration with the DDP and regional communications team. • Ensure communication requests from donors and/or HQ are actioned (e.g., case studies, blogs, website updates) by program and grants staff as appropriate. • Ensure that all donor branding and visibility plans are developed and implemented as required. • Ensure routine updates on program information sheets for use in in-country advocacy and business development efforts. • Support in-country engagement with donors and key stakeholders, in line with SL’s Business Development Strategy and Workplan. Management and Capacity Building (10%) • Provide direct supervision to the Grants Coordinator. Discuss job expectations, set objectives, and provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding performance. • Support the training and capacity building of IRC staff on program reporting, donor compliance, and IRC program-specific requirements. Job requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, development, or related subject. • At least five years of experience working in project and/or grants management and business and proposal development. • International experience in a development context, with preference in Sub-Saharan Africa. • Demonstrable knowledge and implementation of donor regulations (UNICEF, USAID, EU, FCDO, Irish Aid) • Demonstrable successful experience in developing proposals for a range of donors, institutional and private. • Strong communicator with strong organizational, time management, and analytical skills. • Excellent inter-personal, cultural, and diplomatic skills. • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail. • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements. • Management experience and strong capacity to mentor and build capacity of staff. • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environment. • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite. • Fluency in English, spoken and written. • IRC experience is an asset. Standard of Professional Conduct: The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures. How to applyhttps://careers.rescue.org/us/en/job/req51636/Business-Development-and-Grants-Coordinator
Research Analyst - Rwanda
Country: Rwanda Organization: Laterite Closing date: 12 Jul 2024 About Laterite Laterite is a data, research and analytics firm specialized in complex development challenges. We work with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies. Our clients include, for example, the World Bank, USAID, TechnoServe, Promundo, the Mastercard Foundation, and several UN agencies. We currently have offices in the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Peru. The team brings together more than 80 full time local and international staff, as well as 1,000+ enumerators across all countries. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization, and we welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our team. Learn more: www.laterite.com We work in socio-economic development research projects. We believe that impact is a long-term endeavour that requires being embedded in the local context. Delivering high-quality research requires building local teams and data collection systems, knowing the country, and establishing close working relationships. One of Laterite’s key strategic goals is to create a collaborative and rewarding working environment for our staff, where every team member feels engaged, represented, and heard. Laterite is committed to create opportunities for learning and career development within the team and across our offices. Laterite is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. What you will do: We are looking for a new Analyst with an understanding of data analysis and a strong motivation to work in social and economic research with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Our new colleague will: Work on research projects – supporting the ethical approval process, design of research instruments and research designs, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, drafting sections of reports, and keeping clients updated on progress. Contribute to data collection planning – coding survey instruments on SurveyCTO, working closely with the field teams to develop training materials and going on field visits to better understand data collection processes. Contribute to quality assurance tasks – working closely with the field teams to monitor and clean incoming survey data. Contribute to analysis and reporting – together with other research team members working on a project As part of our Research Team, you will be able to develop skills and experience in: Technical research design, including sampling and impact evaluation methodologies. Project management and client communication. Data analysis, statistical techniques and coding. Report writing: drawing insights from data and presenting them in a client-ready, consultancy quality format. What you will bring: A completed Master’s degree in Economics, Public Health, Development or related fields One year of professional experience with similar tasks. (We are happy to consider internships, work on dissertations or within an academic research group for this, if you can show us how your experience meets what we are looking for) Strong quantitative data analysis skills and proficiency in Stata Experience working with ODK-based platforms (e.g., SurveyCTO) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English In addition, we welcome: Written and oral communication skills in Kinyarwanda Previous work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa Organizational and interpersonal skills, self-motivation and drive to work in a collaborative environment. What’s in it for you? Laterite offers a competitive remuneration package, including medical insurance and 21 days of annual leave. We are also committed to supporting our staff’s learning, providing an annual learning budget of up to $500 per person and 5 days of time off for professional learning each year. We also provide remote work options in accordance with Laterite's remote work policy. The starting salary for this role is RWF 2,280,000 NET per month. The exact salary grade will be determined based on the selected candidate’s experience and performance in interviews. Salaries are pegged against the pay matrix. There is ample opportunity for growth both in terms of salary scales and roles. Promotions at Laterite are reviewed during our performance evaluations. How to applyWhat next? 1). Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Assessment The first step is to complete a 30-minute verbal reasoning and quantitative assessment for which no special preparation is needed. Link to the assessment: https://form.jotform.com/240942061358556 2). Submit application Successful candidates will then be invited to upload their CV and cover letter via our online application system. 3). Analytical assessment Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to complete an analytical assessment to gauge their capacity to perform statistical analysis on a dataset and present the findings in a short document (using STATA, R, or Python). 4). Interviews Successful candidates will then be invited to a first interview. The interview stage will consist of three rounds of interviews. Additional Information This opportunity is open to Rwandan candidates only.
Health Technical Advisor - West Africa
Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 5 Aug 2024 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future. To achieve that vision, the IRC’s Technical Excellence (TE) provides technical assistance to IRC’s country program staff and share learnings to influence policy and practice. TE is comprised of five technical units: Economic Recovery and Development; Education; Governance; Health; and Violence Prevention and Response. There are also three supporting units: Measurement, Grant Operations and Analytics, and Program Quality Support. The Health Technical Unit (HTU) is organized in three sectors; Health (integrating general primary healthcare including sexual and reproductive health, child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, mental health & Psycho-Social Support), Environmental Health and Nutrition. The structure emphasizes a clear division of roles between technical assistance core and important functions versus other specialized support functions to best meet the needs of country programs and regions. In 2022 the HTU supported programming in 6 regions and 35 countries. Technical areas of focus will include: Comprehensive Primary Healthcare both at community and health facility levels, including communicable and non-communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, iCCM, nutrition (maternal, adolescent, IYCF practices, prevention of malnutrition), mental health and psychosocial support, outbreak response and Infection Prevention and Control in Health Facilities. POSITION OVERVIEW As the health Technical Advisor for West Africa, you are responsible for ensuring high quality technical assistance to the following country programs: Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali and Niger. You will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve high quality, high impact interventions that are informed by evidence, data, and best practice, contextually appropriate, driven by client and partner voices, and are safe, inclusive, and promote equal outcomes for clients. Program Design & Business Development: You will support country programs to design winning submissions and generally position IRC for continued success in our technical domains: • Substantially contribute to the development of proposal theories of change and log frames, and ensure country programs have access and the trainings to the relevant resources, such as the health outcomes, evidence frameworks, global and regional capacity statements, as well as the IMPACT standards • Support the in-country technical lead in analyzing relevant information including available M&E; and client responsiveness data, to prepare for design meetings/conversations. • Review and advise on use of core indicators, including alignment of donor indicators, and guidance on indicator targets and disaggregation. • Advise on program modalities and strategic partnership development based on evidence, scale considerations, and how we can best support, complement, and reinforce local systems. • Advise on and/or provide hands-on support on health assessments, including application and contextualization of technical standards and tools. • Participate in project design meetings for all relevant health proposals (remotely or in person) • Review and validate design meeting decisions around technical design quality, including alignment of narratives, log-frames, and budgets, to IRC standards and health outcomes. • Promote and support design collaboration with health partners and clients. • Review and advice on program and project level indicator selection and target setting and support data driven decision making. • Promote and support gender equality and diversity inclusion throughout project design, field visits, and through the process of health need assessments. Implementation Support: You will support country program staff and other key stakeholders in implementing technical interventions: • Support country programs and other stakeholders with the recruitment and training of technical coordinators, specialists, as well as health project leads. • Assess program quality and inform improvements, quality of care, including infection prevention and control, providing follow-up support to country programs as needed. • Collaborate with country program colleagues to monitor and analyze key indicators to inform periodic data review, program adaptation, and course-correction as needed. • Provide mentorship to Technical Coordinators on the interpretation of data, including monitoring data, annual statistics data, quality data, client feedback and evaluations. Participate in data review meetings, particularly technical data review meetings. • Provide technical capacity strengthening through ongoing mentoring, coaching, and trainings with country program focal points, while ensure the country programs have regularly assess the needs of capacity building and develop the adapted capacity building plans. • As requested and guided by the region and the country programs, attend internal meetings with the IRC health local partners, other sectors, in addition to other external representations and meetings as requested by the supervisor, such as donors, health clusters academic fora, donor meetings, inter-agency working groups, technical working groups and various global/regional fora as assigned by the supervisor. • Participate in coordination efforts within the health unit and with other technical units and departments in IRC as required. • Contribute and support the health technical unit globally to achieve and implement different work streams as informed by the IRC health strategy such as immunization, nutrition, contraception, Infectious disease prevention and control, and last mile delivery, etc. • Collaborate with Quality in Emergencies STAs and Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU) counterparts during emergency classifications to support country programs to assess, design and implement high quality programming in acute emergency situations, in line with QiE TA Model Knowledge & Learning: You will support continuous sectoral learning and IRC technical leadership: • Document learnings from health program activities and share takeaways and opportunities. • Share cross-contextual learnings with country program staff across the region, and health unit. • Collaborate with other technical advisors within the region to promote integrated programming leadership at different stages of program design, implementation, and evaluation. • Refresh the sectoral evidence-base in collaboration with global and regional staff to influence approaches. • Contribute to the delivery of health unit strategic priorities, and support the process do developing different case studies, identify areas for future research and end of health project evaluation, • Maintain currency with sectoral best practices through continual learning and development. • Provide mentorship to technical coordinators to identify projects/ interventions that should be evaluated, and review and approve evaluation methodologies, analysis plan and final reports. • Support high quality program and project evaluations • With Technical Coordinators, co-draft the development of learning agenda and learning questions for projects or sector portfolios. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Success in this position requires an individual with expertise in designing and delivering technical assistance to primary health care programs, and with a deep understanding of the cultural, societal, and political contexts in at least one of the regions where IRC operates. Work Experience: • A minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience in implementing and/or managing big health programs, with on the ground programmatic experience in a service delivery organization, INGO or comparable international agency required. • Experience in the matter related the public health programs, humanitarian health response, and system development and strengthening. • Experience in specified technical areas including comprehensive primary healthcare, technical tools and materials development and monitoring and evaluation is highly desired. Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired. • Experience and familiarity with related donors, peer agencies and national contexts required, preferably in humanitarian, post-crisis, or climate impacted contexts. • Demonstrated expertise in technical program design, monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action. Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: • Excellent verbal and written communications skills • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver projects on time and independently. • Demonstrated ability to navigate a dynamic, cross-functional, global team structure in a large multi-national organization. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. • Strong analytic problem-solving skills. • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite. • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner. Education: MD/RN, RN with public health or equivalent with a Master’s/post-graduate degree in Public Health, Public Health Nutrition or equivalent. Language Skills: Excellent spoken and written English and French is essential. Key Working Relationships: This position reports to the Senior Technical Advisor – health – Country support. This position may potentially supervise occasional consultants and/or interns. Regular communication with other health unit staff, regional and country program teams, awards management and grants management staff, and other internal stakeholders. Working Environment: Standard office working environment. This role may have some international travel up to 40% of the time. **Standard of Professional Conduct:**The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures. How to applyhttps://careers.rescue.org/us/en/job/req49665/Health-Technical-Advisor-West-Africa
Programme and Grants Coordinator
Countries: Jordan, Kenya, Uganda Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 8 Jul 2024 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future. IRC-UK The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. Our European headquarters, IRC-UK, were established in London in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policymakers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high-quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender-based violence. The IRC also has offices in Brussels, Berlin, Bonn and Geneva. IRC-UK comprises approximately 90 staff across five departments. WHAT WORKS TO PREVENT VIOLENCE – IMPACT AT SCALE (WHAT WORKS II / WW2) Programme Scope: IRC is seeking one Programme and Grants Coordinator based in TBC to support a seven-year Programme funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to improve prevention and response to violence against women and girls. Specifically, this role will be supporting grantees across Africa, Asia and Middle East and North Africa regions and will be working closely with the What Works team based in Nairobi (Programme Director, Programme Finance Coordinator, Programme and Grants Coordinator and a Finance Officer), based in London/UK (Deputy Director, Senior Operations Manager, Programme Coordinator); and based in Jordan (M&E; Coordinator; Finance Officer and Programme and Grants Coordinator) and Lebanon (Senior Technical Advisor, Innovation and Mainstream Grants) and Sierra Leone (Safeguarding Advisor). The role will work closely with the Learning Partnership Team, with members based across the WW2 consortium. The ‘What Works to Prevent Violence – Impact at Scale’ Programme will build on the success of its predecessor (‘What Works I’) to prevent and contribute to eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) by: • Systematically designing, implementing and rigorously evaluating a range of approaches to scaling up violence prevention efforts, translating proof-of-concept evidence into robust, largescale Programmes and strategies. • Designing, piloting and testing new theory-driven violence prevention approaches (innovation). • Strengthening long-term capability and capacity to deliver cutting-edge, evidence-based violence prevention Programmes across the Programme’s grantees, the UK Government (principally FCDO), and developing country governments; and • Using evidence to influence a more effective, scaled-up global response to end VAWG. Job Overview Programme and Grants Coordinator for What Works 2 The Purpose of the Role The Programme and Grants Coordinator is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants to be allocated to awardees during the period of the fund management under the What Works 2 contract. Each Programme and Grants Coordinator will be expected to manage a portfolio of grants each in their respective regions (to be allocated). The Programme and Grants Coordinator will play a critical role in ensuring timely and accurate grant reporting, tracking grant spending, developing spending plans, and managing internal disbursement of grant funding to awardees. The role will also provide key support to the Senior Operations Manager, Fund Management, and work closely with Programme Finance Coordinator and Finance Officers to coordinate programmatic and budgetary monitoring, compliance with donor and internal IRC rules and regulations and other key functions as required. Scope and Authority Authority: • This position has no direct line management authority but has authority to advise the What Works II Finance Officers and Senior Operations Manager. Responsibility for Resources: • This position is not a budget holder but is required to manage and oversee grants budgets • Responsible for monitoring portfolio of grants (progress and spending reports); and preparation of donor financial and narrative reports for a portfolio of smaller grants and contracts; • Responsible for risk management and compliance of allocated grants in collaboration with the Awards Management Unit’s Compliance Team; and • Supports the Senior Operations Manager, Fund Management on other Fund Management tasks as required. Key Working Relationships **Position reports to:**Senior Operations Manager, Fund Management Other Internal and/or external contacts: o Internal: What Works 2 team including Programme Finance Coordinator and Finance Officers; regular communication with other IRC departments, including Grants, Operations and Analytics Team (GOAT) for Technical Excellence, Finance, and the Awards Management Unit; o Working closely with the What Works 2 team based in the Nairobi office (Program Director, Program Finance Coordinator, Finance Officer); based in London/UK (Deputy Director, Senior Operations Manager, Programme Coordinator); and based in Jordan (M&E; Coordinator; Finance Officer and Programme and Grants Coordinator) and Lebanon (Senior Technical Advisor, Innovation and Mainstream Grants) and WW2 Learning Partnership Team. o External: Interact with grantees with regards to technical and finance/contract management. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Programme and Grant Management and Monitoring • Support the full life cycle of funding rounds as follows: o Develop, co-facilitate and guide competitive partner selection processes to identify partners for this project; o Review concept notes, proposals and budgets and support key technical staff in this task before Project Lead sign off; and o Lead and Support Partner Identity and Background Review, conduct vetting and project partner capacity assessments (due diligence) processes and documentation, including completion of the report and/or review of submitted reports and by senior officers. • Support in the agreement, draft review of accountable grant arrangements (AGA), taking into account the due diligence outcomes and specific project and donor requirements. • Coordinate with the technical advisors for support required for the effective management of the grants, including around reporting cycles. • Acting as the grantee-partner focal point, coordinate the management and monitoring of grants funded portfolio following the award, and ensure that the funded projects continue to comply with the terms and conditions set in the grant agreement. • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of grants, donor compliance, and budget conditions and status. • Contribute to the What Works 2 programme grants risk register, to identify, monitor and mitigate against any key risks to programme delivery, and update the Senior Operations Manager, Fund Management. • Support and participate in timely and effective grants funded portfolio programme, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring), and work with the fund management staff, Technical Coordinators, M&E; and finance staff to address any project performance issues. • Update the What Works 2 grants management portal as required. • Attend and actively participate in all grants reviews related meetings, including monthly check-ins with Technical Advisors. • Manage and coordinate the approval of agreements, amendments, cost extensions and no-cost extensions for grants/contracts. • Utilize existing IRC standard grant management processes (OTIS, project cycle meetings, etc.) and develop new tools or reporting formats to enhance grants management. • Manage coordination of WWII grantee-partner reporting; work closely with Finance Officers, Programme Funding Coordinator, Senior Operations Manager, technical advisory unit and headquarters-based finance staff to ensure accuracy of the WWII grants reports and promptly identify and advise the WWII Team on areas of concern. • Undertake regional monitoring visits to grant partners and project sites (subject to travel and security approvals) • Undertake capacity strengthening activities with grantee-partners including developing project tools and templates preparing presentations in programme management and compliance, contributing to online webinars and team meetings. • Support WWII team with planning and logistics of Annual Programme Meetings including coordination with grantee-partners and contribution to agenda and grantee-partner specific sessions. Financial Management and Compliance • Work closely with What Works 2 Finance team to ensure accurate reports are produced in a timely manner, and that confirmed expenditure reports and grants forecasts are submitted to FCDO, as agreed. • Maintain an overview of grants funded portfolio and monitoring and ensure that appropriate controls and decisions are made regarding timely release of funds to grantees. • Support the Project Finance officer in preparing and reviewing milestones calculation ensuring grantee costs are reflective of required costs. • Work with the project team to develop tools to implement sound financial management (e.g. cash flow management tools, invoice trackers, forecasting). Communications • Maintain regular communications with grantees and build relationships with strategic programme partners • Maintain effective communication with Partnership Excellence Team to ensure effective fund management PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications: • Excellent written and oral English communication skills. • Degree in gender, social work, public health, international development, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a relevant field) • Between 3 to 6 years of related and demonstrable work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization managing a considerable number of grants or contracts • Excellent organisational skills • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and work in a virtual team • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance Experience: • Experience managing a portfolio of grants and projects throughout implementation, including monitoring progress against milestones, budget, risk and compliance • Knowledge of working on grant making funds and good understanding of project/grant management cycle, including assessments, selection, contract, implementation, monitoring and evaluation • Understanding of project management methodology • Ability to develop excellent relationships with multiple project partners and stakeholders including governments, donors, and civil society • Experience working closely and managing relationships with grantees • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and project partners, in writing, face to face or on online meetings • Ability to define and communicate (written / verbal) grant management processes tailored to specific requirements • Proven ability to operate in a complex organisation, across functions and work on own initiative as well as collaboratively as part of diverse teams • Ability to meet deadlines, and to work in a pressurized environment • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload, work under pressure, and travel regularly to insecure environment • Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Other languages would be an asset. • Excellent IT skills (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel). Desirable • Experience with commercial contracts, including FCDO • Knowledge of FCDO’s rules and regulations • Prior experience working in countries where IRC operates • Experience working with Southern-based women’s rights organisations and civil society organisations working in violence against women and girls • Project Management Skills • Other language skills (French) • Experience in feminist grant making Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidate are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. To minimize administrative costs, IRC-UK will only contact short-listed candidates. Working Environment: Other limited IRC locations may also be considered. All What Works staff commit to and uphold the Programme’s Feminist Principles throughout all aspects of their work. Standard of Professional Conduct: The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures. How to applyhttps://careers.rescue.org/us/en/job/req49242/Programme-and-Grants-Coordinator
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