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West Africa Researcher - Remote
Organization: Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project Closing date: 20 Feb 2022 The project: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public. ACLED material is regularly used to inform journalism, academic research, and public discourse on conflict, and to support the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the highest quality and most widely used real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world. The role: ACLED is recruiting two Researchers to assist in the collection, review, and management of political violence and protest data across several countries in West Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. Researchers must be available for at least 20 hours per week. This position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. This is a contractor position. Collection of data is conducted by reviewing news, international organization, NGO and security reports on a list of assigned countries, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will focus on coding events to provide holistic coverage of current political violence, ranging from protests to battles. Review and management of data involve ensuring the quality, consistency, and reliability of the data produced. The role provides team members with experience conducting detail-oriented tasks, and producing and managing quantitative data. Specific roles and responsibility: Candidates who are selected will undergo extensive ACLED training. The training consists of several exercises. Candidates’ exercises will be scrutinized and only those who are performing at the required level will be retained as Researchers. For those selected, the initial consultancy period will be from February 2022 to June 2022. After this, continuation may be possible, pending performance and availability of funding. Remuneration: Remuneration is 16 USD per hour. Skills and competencies: ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience: University degree in conflict studies, peacebuilding, international development, or related field; Familiarity with Excel (essential); Fluency in English and French (essential); Spanish, Portuguese and local language proficiency in the aforementioned countries (preferred); Experience conducting desk-based research; Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision; A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback; Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in the West Africa region generally, or country-specific studies is a strong advantage; Skills to produce quantitative and qualitative analytical pieces and visualization of data (preferred); Familiarity with conflict and actors in the relevant countries; Access to a computer, a reliable internet connection, email, and the Microsoft Office Suite. How to apply: To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications, experience, and language proficiency to our career portal. We will only review applications received through our career portal, so please make sure to use the application form on the portal. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a two-hour exercise as part of the evaluation of their coding aptitude. Further information on the project is available online at acleddata.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.
Impact Evaluation Officer
Country: Senegal Organization: International Organization for Migration Closing date: 2 Feb 2022 Position Title: Impact Evaluation Officer Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 02 February 2022 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity. Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process. For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates: Internal candidates Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu Second tier candidates include: All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states. Context: The Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) is part of the International Cooperation and Partnerships Department (ICP) and responsible for providing all stakeholders with a better understanding of global migration data. GMDAC is involved in a variety of tasks including data analysis and collection, support for IOM missions, capacity building for IOM member governments and knowledge management (communication). GMDAC is expanding its support to IOM missions’ Monitoring & Evaluation activities regarding rigorous impact evaluations. In this context, GMDAC has been conducting a series of impact evaluations of IOM information campaigns. IOM is implementing information campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and legal migration options through various programmes and in various countries. GMDAC is coordinating impact evaluations in different IOM regions in close collaboration with the country and regional offices and provides technical assistance to assess the effects of information campaigns using robust methods and data collection. To support this work, we are looking for an Impact Evaluation officer. A growing body of research suggests that potential migrants are generally distrustful of information campaigns on irregular migration and that they are more likely to believe information obtained through trusted social networks. The ‘Migrants as Messengers (MaM)’ campaign – one flagship IOM information campaign in West Africa - addresses this distrust by informing potential migrant communities in West Africa through peer-to-peer messaging. The project started in 3 countries in November 2017 and will expand to include 7 countries in the region (Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia) over 3 years. It is carried out by volunteer returned migrants using storytelling techniques to record peer interviews broadcast on social media. In close cooperation with the Migrants as Messengers campaign implemented by the IOM Regional Office in Dakar, GMDAC will design and implement four rigorous impact evaluations of information campaigns over the course of 3 years. Under the overall supervision of the director of GMDAC, the direct supervision of the GMDAC Survey and Data Officer, and in close collaboration with the Impact Evaluation Officer, the successful candidate will support the design, management and implementation several rigorous impact evaluations of awareness raising campaigns in West Africa. The position will be based in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Support the design of four rigorous (quantitative) impact evaluation; Support recruitment of field coordinators and survey teams for each of the four studies; Support development of questionnaires, field protocols, enumerator training manuals; Coordinate logistics, procurement and field implementation with IOM country offices and survey firms; Travel to participating country missions in West Africa; Support data management, cleaning and analysis; Support report writing; Facilitate effective coordination and maintain fluid channels of communication with country focal points and core staff to ensure synchronicity, closely coordinating and collaborating on ongoing community engagement programs in their respective countries; Perform such other related duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Policy, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in conducting high quality evaluation research or similar applied quantitative research involving field work in low-income settings; • Track record of high-quality research output in the form of reports or (peer-reviewed) journal papers; • Familiarity with experimental and quasi-experimental research methods for programme evaluation; • Proven experience in implementation of quantitative evaluations in low-income settings using robust designs, including survey implementation, questionnaire design, sampling, data analysis, project monitoring, and enumerator trainings; • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusion and recommendations; • Experience writing reports and/or guidelines; • Ability to work effectively in diverse teams; • Advanced working knowledge of Stata and/or R; • Working knowledge of Survey CTO and/or Kobo Toolbox; • Willingness to travel; • Experience in dealing with International Institutions and Organisations (UN, etc.). Skills Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese). For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of other local languages of West and Central Africa and/or Spain is an advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments. Notes Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php). Required Competencies: Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values: • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential. • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction. IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months. The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category cannot be considered eligible. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process. Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 February 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment Posting period: From 20.01.2022 to 02.02.2022 No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts. Requisition: SVN 2022 21 Impact Evaluation Officer (P2) Dakar, Senegal (57361042) Released Posting: Posting NC57361043 (57361043) Released
Chief of Party MHPSS – SIERRA LEONE
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Closing date: 28 Jan 2022 Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide. HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers. For further information about the association: www.hi.org. JOB CONTEXT: The “Touching Minds Raising Dignity” program (or MHPSS component of the AFD CPP – multi-annual partnership agreement) will implement a new phase of activities for the next 4 years (2022-2025) in the current four countries: Lebanon, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Togo. It aims at improving the quality of life, well-being/positive mental health of people in psychosocial distress and/or suffering from a mental health disorder, through the development of prevention strategies and community-based responses. DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: Under the responsibility of the Country Director and with the support of the MHPSS Global Specialist at HQ, the Chief of Party will have for main missions to: 1) Support with technical expertise in mental health and psychosocial support the HI teams in the 4 intervention countries of the TMRD program (Lebanon, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Togo) – 15% The strength of the TMRD program is its crosscutting approach, which enables progress to be made on fundamental projects in mental health/psychosocial support: MEAL in MHPSS, including monitoring, research and evaluation processes, communities of practice and exchange seminars, development of e-learning, rights, ethics and the role of users. This technical support must maintain and reinforce the effort to support the field teams, to analyse the care practices of our projects and to include the field teams in the issues of the mental health and psychosocial support sector - Rights and ethics, psychiatry/psychology, deinstitutionalization, recovery, etc. 2) Leading and animating the Touching Minds, Raising Dignity program (MHPSS component of the CPP AFD), in particular its transverse axis – 85% The TMRD activities include national/communities activities and transverse activities targeting the four country of intervention. The TMRD Chief of Party will be responsible of the steering of the program and the implementation of transverse activities. The steering of the program involves: • The global and strategic vision of the MH/PSSS component of the CPP AFD (overall operational, technical and financial consistency) • The strategic, technical, operational and financial management of its transverse axis • Management of reporting mechanisms and good governance of the program and the CPP AFD Your main responsibilities will be: 1/Management2/Standards and Expertise -Provide technical guidance and support to the four country teams -Develop a mechanism for learning and documenting current practices in mental health and psychosocial support in the four TMRD countries -Manage and lead the result 4 of the project3/Operational management -Ensure the proper implementation of the project, in collaboration with the relevant services and in line with general standards and procedures -Ensure data management of the project -Coordination management -Contribute to steering organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice change and continuous improvement of working processes -Develop HI's external influence (forums, operational & strategic alliances, etc.) and the organization's external representation4/Emergency Preparedness and Response Responsibilities -Lead the emergency preparedness actions in TMRD program -In case of emergency, support the project managers to reorganize the priorities according to the humanitarian imperative, in order to ensure HI’s quick and efficient response PROFILE THOUGHT: • You hold a Master's degree in clinical psychology or Bachelor's degree with knowledge and experience in technical support for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programs (MHPSS) • You have minimum 4 years of experience in development, coordination/management of projects in the field of community or human rights based mental health and psychosocial support • You have experience in representation to donors and international organizations • You have experience in development, administrative and financial management of projects • You have knowledge of MHPSS framework and references • You have a strong experience in capitalization and continuous learning • You have experience in results monitoring & indicators and project evaluation • You have experience in research, in planning and coordinating qualitative and quantitative surveys, with dissemination of results • You have excellent skills in proposal and narrative report writing • You have excellent command of written and spoken English and French • You are able to work under pressure and without constant supervision • You have excellent reactivity and flexibility skills • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, you are resilient to stress and uncertainty • You are a good team member and keen to participatory approach SPECIFICITIES OF THE POSITION: The overall situation in Sierra Leone is calm, however there are some factors that should be considered from a security perspective, in particular: -the population’s vulnerability to external shocks -the health system is generally deficient in Sierra Leone. The position is based in Freetown but some visits to the Sierra Leone bases in the Provinces would be expected. The Office and the international staff houses/apartments are comfortable. Freetown is less developed than the main capitals in West Africa but people are very friendly. JOB CONDITIONS: At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team • 4 years International contract starting from February 2022 • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation: o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution o Repatriation insurance paid by HI • Salary from 2869 € gross/month upon experience • Perdiem: 518,03 € net/month - paid in the field • Paid leaves: 25 days per year • R&R;: 1 day per month • Position: open to families  a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field  Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years  Family-wide health coverage • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects • Housing: individual taken in charge by HI If you are resident in the country: local package How to apply: http://www.jobs.net/j/JchVTLcY?idpartenaire=136
Free Town - A Business Development Officer
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Closing date: 3 Feb 2022 Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of disabled workers. More info : www.hi.org JOB CONTEXT: HI has been working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone, international and national partners in the country since 1996, supporting vulnerable groups and people with disability. Program sectors include capacity building in rehabilitation; advocacy and rights, mother and child health, economic empowerment, mental health, protection and inclusive education. HI is currently implementing 5 projects for the promotion of inclusive education, emergency response, mental health and protection. HI Sierra Leone counts 43 staff including 4 international staff. HI Sierra Leone is creating a new position of business development officer to identify funding opportunities and develop proposals YOUR MISSION: Under the supervision of the Country Director, your main responsibilities are: Strategic development: You monitor donors’ strategies and priorities to anticipate calls for proposals You engage with identified donors to understand their perception of current HI programming and identify areas of interests for targeted fundraising efforts; You monitor research and development initiatives of other organizations, including INGOs, UNs and government to spot trends in the development sector which need to be taken into account to develop competitive proposals; Relationship Management: You build HI’s external profile and influence, building key stakeholder relationships; You develop excellent and active working relationship with strategic donors and partners in- country ; You promote HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and expertise in relevant networks in order to develop consortium agreements; Proposal Development : For new project: you lead donor’s proposal writing including the development of logical frameworks, MEAL plan, technical approach narrative, planning, staffing and budgeting; For the renewal of existing projects: you contribute to the proposal’s writing; You coordinate and collaborate with HQ shared services, HI National Associations and technical staff to ensure their inputs are duly reflected in proposals; When required, identify appropriate/competitive teaming and facilitate negotiations; For consortiums, you manage coordination and communication during project development; You review final proposal/concept note before submission for compliance with donors guidelines and expectations, budget matching to technical narrative and overall quality; You ensure the final submission of the concept notes and proposals to donors YOUR PROFILE: With a Master in humanitarian or development studies, you have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in humanitarian project development and donor relationship, including experience in consortium development You have experience in analysis, ethical positioning and in partnership mobilization Your main asset? Your ability of negotiation and representation (internally and externally) and your expertise in proposal development You have excellent communication and writing capacities in English; French is an asset CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: The office and the international staff apartments are comfortable. The power supply is erratic but all houses have generators and air conditioning and drinking water is supplied. People are very friendly and there are some lovely local beaches, relatively easy to access. CONDITIONS: At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team For candidates from Sierra Leone : local package will be offered (fix term contract and other benefits) For candidates out of Sierra Leone : 5 months International contract starting from March 2022 – renewable, based in Free Town Gross salary : starting from 2750€ per month ; Perdiem : 569€ net per month, in local money Insurance : health, incapacity, pension scheme, repatriation Paid holidays : 25 days a year ; Rest & Recuperation : 11 days per year Open to couple, collective housing in a guest house taken in charge by HI How to apply: Please apply on line: http://www.jobs.net/j/JKglqYfW?idpartenaire=136
WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator
Country: South Sudan Organization: Joint Aid Management Closing date: 18 Feb 2022 About JAM: Founded in 1984, Joint Aid Management (JAM) is an African international non-Governmental Organization working to provide African communities with ways in which they can create a sustainable living. It runs programmes in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and South Sudan. In South Sudan, JAM has been operating since 2002 creating footprints in current six operational areas namely: Jonglei, Greater Pibor Administrative Area, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Central Equatoria. JAM’s integrated programming in South Sudan focuses on three assistance platforms. 1) Responding to Acute Emergencies; 2) Responding to protracted crisis and fragile contexts; and 3) Promoting Community Resilience and Transformation. This approach ensures that even when we respond to emergencies, our planning, interventions and engagement with communities happen in a way that enables transitioning – building community absorptive, adaptive, and transformative capacities. Our Project Management Cycle promotes participatory and community-based approaches that enhance community ownership. JAM is committed to seeking effective transitions to create sustainable local ownership and government support. We encourage a relationship of trust with communities and their local leadership. JAM South Sudan is seeking to recruit a WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator to be based in Warrap State, but roving throughout JAM operation field sites in South Sudan depending on need and work plans. Purpose of the role: Reporting to the Programme Manager, or a designee, the WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator is responsible for the technical design, coordinating and monitoring of qualitative and operational aspects of JAM’s WASH and infrastructure activities, including quick impact projects, infrastructure development and cash-based and food-based interventions. S/he technically supervises the project implementation teams dealing with community access roads, wells, water harvesting structures, flood dykes, micro-irrigation systems and other construction-related interventions. S/he is required to ensure compliance with engineering designs, standards and environmental considerations throughout infrastructure construction phase, provide technical support and training to field staff. S/he will work closely with Area Managers, technical leads (Food Assistance, FSL, Health & Nutrition) and Operations Manager to achieve programme objectives and targets effectively and efficiently. ** Key Responsibilities · Provide sound technical inputs into proposal design of projects related to DRR infrastructure and ensure new or adapted projects focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches, and that critical elements like technical approach, financial, human, and logistical definitions are assessed and incorporated; · Ensure that local communities and/or relevant authorities have been consulted on all activities and that all necessary approvals have been granted prior to the execution of projects. · In liaison with the relevant Technical Manager and Operations Manager lead the technical aspects of all DRR infrastructure/construction projects, including assessment, design technical specifications, Bill of Quantity (BoQ) calculations, scheduling, tendering and contracting in accordance to the relevant international/national standards. · Lead the tender evaluation process including assessment of bidders’ qualifications, competency, and experience, and in analyzing and reviewing the quoted unit rates against JAM-prepared cost estimates and technical specifications. · Oversee the management and implementation of WASH and infrastructure projects to ensure that the scope, budget, equipment/tools, timeframe and quality are in accordance to project specifications, donor and stakeholders’ requirements and JAM internal policies, guidelines and procedures; · Contribute to the management of financial/budgetary planning, exercise quality control over the implementation of procedures and all documents and ensure proper follow-up as necessary. · Undertakes overall management and monitoring of JAM’s ongoing contracts and framework agreements with contractors/suppliers and takes appropriate action to resolve problems or make adjustments based on contextual and programmatic changes. · In consultation with the MEAL Manager, develop and implement WASH and infrastructure project standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical fields. Provide guidance and advice on quality control and other technical areas to the staff in the field. · Maintain a monitoring and evaluation system for WASH and infrastructure activities to facilitate data analysis and tracking of indicators and ensure the consolidation of data on the beneficiaries reached and share with the MEAL Manager on monthly basis, or as and when required. · Ensure accurate record keeping, construction inspections and quality audits. Ensure that drawings and records of actual quantities maintained are kept up to date and variations and addendums are issued correctly · Participate as an active member in external coordination meetings at national and sub-national levels, related to infrastructure activities (such as WASH Cluster and Shelter/NFI Cluster), associated working groups and other relevant forums and missions. · Support the coordination with the relevant local authorities for the WASH and infrastructure works and activities to ensure buy in and cooperation. · Ensure visibility of WASH and infrastructure projects, contribute to JAM’s communications/ marketing collaterals, social media platforms, and periodic reports in close coordination with the Communications Specialist. Disseminate research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences. · Provides technical supervision to the teams operating on WASH and infrastructure projects by participating in the recruitment processes. and performance objective setting and evaluations. S/he does not have direct staff management, but coordinates the activities of the technical staff together with the managers of the projects · Ensure that adequate and relevant capacity building is provided to staff working on WASH and infrastructure projects. Capacity development and mentoring of the national staff is particularly important. Qualifications and requirements A university degree in a relevant engineering discipline: Civil/Water Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Architecture. Sound knowledge and experience in applying engineering expertise to construction projects in developing countries in humanitarian and or development contexts. Proven experience and broad knowledge of relevant technical sectors such as: Food Aid and Cash-based Assistance, WASH, humanitarian protection and emergency response; Demonstrated project management experience, with strong understanding of quality frameworks and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, acquired through a minimum of five years of project management experience in a complex and large programme setting Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with working experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities as well as national and international institutions; Fluency in English and excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel; AutoCAD and GIS preferred. Willingness to travel and stay in field locations and ability to respond practically to unstable and frequently changing security environments, and tolerate basic field conditions in remote sites. Ability to integrate protection and inclusion, gender equality, vulnerability and safeguarding considerations into the humanitarian interventions. Commitment to a positive work environment in compliance with JAM’s Core Values, Code of Conduct, PSEA and other humanitarian accountability obligations. How to apply: Interested applicants should send their CVs and Cover letters to jamss.recruitment@jamint.com
Fellow
Countries: Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan Organization: CORUS International Closing date: 31 Jan 2022 Our Fellowship Programme Working with and in communities Six years ago, we set up a scheme to give a cadre of new or recent graduates, with an appetite for experience in international development, an opportunity to build relationships, skills and experience. Our first “Fellows” – posted to South Sudan to learn the craft of international development – were a big success. The scheme even won an award from the late-lamented UK Department for International Development in 2016 for “youth development and social mobility”. Since then, we’ve hired more than twenty Fellows through this scheme; we normally have about 60 people working for us – so the Fellows programme is not a ‘nice extra’, they are fundamental to us delivering our work. They are also particularly valued by the wider www.corusinternational.org group, of which we are proud to be a part. Impact for, and alongside, the poorest Our fellows have worked throughout South Sudan, Malawi and Sierra Leone, working on projects funded by the UK, EU, Germany, the World Bank, UNICEF, Save the Children, and foundations. They’ve played a key role to money flowing to pupils and their families, to teachers and schools in South Sudan, and to >300,000 extremely poor households in Malawi. They’ve delivered Sierra Leone’s teacher database, and school attendance system. And they’ve helped deliver some of the most innovative work in our sector – maths mentoring apps in South Sudan, real-time school inspection data in Malawi, and bush-to-cup tracking of coffee beans, so Ugandan farmers get premium prices. They’ve written reams of powerpoint, designed and coded surveys, led research teams, analysed data, written reports, and worked with colleagues from Ministries of Health, Education, Gender/Social Protection and Finance – like you would in any graduate job, just getting on a boda-boda not the tube to go to work. Our fellows are also, and this matters to us, quite involved with people from the communities we work in outside of the office too. Our South Sudan Fellow team has supported a children’s choir and sports in a local NGO, Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC); one of our fellows spent her spare time coaching children’s rugby in the Juba suburbs with immense impact (pun intended). Our Sierra Leone fellows, with the rest of the team, make a statement round the most stylish town in West Africa in their matching team print outfits. Global development is everybody’s job We are a majority Global South Company and welcome applicants from anywhere. We strive for equality in all senses in our recruitment and consider our diversity our strength: We’ve appointed promising people fresh out of College from three continents; five of our data analysts in South Sudan started off as security guards or drivers While our company’s roots are faith-based, our staff are united in shared values and happily include atheists, Anglican clergy, devout Muslims, committed Socialists, LGBTQ Short story long: what is most important to us is your commitment to uphold our values: a rights-based approach to development, which should be everyone’s concern. Almost all of our previous Fellows are still engaged in International Development: a number still with us in increasingly senior roles; two have joined the United Nations system, serving in South Sudan and Afghanistan; others have joined NGOs or humanitarian organisations; three have gone to rather exciting roles in the UK, EU and Netherlands; some have gone back to academe for a bit; two went to serve in the British army, one of whom, a reservist, continues with us; and some have brought their international development skills back to serve those in most need in their own countries. What we are looking for We are looking for high-achieving, high-potential colleagues to come and join our team. Following induction, our new fellows might start working in Malawi, Sierra Leone or South Sudan, but can potentially go anywhere we work. Development work in developing and Fragile and Conflict Affected (FCAS) countries is best done by and with the people who know that country best, namely, its own citizens. However, there is a role in development work for people from anywhere who have the right skills, humility, understanding, and connection to apply them well, and hopefully the intention to continue to apply them in this work for the medium term. That doesn’t just mean water engineers and hard-bitten Treasury hands; it can, and should, also mean high-achieving, high-potential, entry-level candidates. It should not be restricted to people privileged enough to be able to get and do unpaid internships in big organisations. Generally, we are looking for people who have: A genuine care for the people and communities in which we work A positive attitude, and a will to be flexible, useful and fungible for the projects we work on. Good analytical skills – creative thinking and problem solving Evidence of strong writing skills Good excel and powerpoint skills Ambition to grow within the company (including specialising in areas in which we work) Preferably a degree (or expectation of one), whether it is in a subject that is directly relevant, or one that offers transferable things; but we are happy to look at people who have come on non-traditional routes as well Willingness to work hard and learn a lot Some specific current priorities In the context of the complex and at-scale things we are doing, and the range of places we are working, we are particularly interested in recruiting people with one or more of the following skills: Experience in web or app development (e.g. Android, PHP, Java, MySQL), and/or a tech-literate Business Analyst, who can write a functional spec and business process, and work with developers to get it built Additional languages: Francophones are our current top priority to support work for Mali, CAR ++; Arabic, Somali, and languages of the countries in which we work, Bantu-family and not, are all very useful Statistical analysis (e.g. heavier duty excel, R, Stata) Designing and conducting research (qualitative and quantitative) Business development (e.g. tracking opportunities and writing high quality proposals for donors), or a willingness to develop this skill. Quick good writing goes a long way We do not pretend all the places that we go are without risk. We do make sure that our people have the best information they can on which to make informed judgements, supported by policies, training, processes and people to back them when they do. In short, if you think you’ve got all the impressive stuff that it takes for the Civil Service Fast Stream, Teach First, a big regiment, consultancy, the big graduate schemes, or some other solid entry level scheme, but your vision is international, medium term, focused on community empowerment, then we would like to hear from you – as we would from anyone of ability and application, no matter what their background, life experience or nationality. How to apply: How to apply We will be reviewing applications as they land. Please send to colleaguesandfriends@cgatechnologies.org.uk a 2 page CV, a 1-2 page letter explaining why you fit the bill, and a 3 page (Book Antiqua 12 point, single space, no paragraph longer than five lines) essay on one of these three topics: Remittance apps do more development than bilateral aid: discuss For any Head of Government of an SSA country, give a specific plan for how they could win the @Mo_IbrahimFdn prize (for a Head of Government retiring in good order) following the next election in their country DFID is dead: does its spirit live on? It’s UK minimum wage, accommodation, and a small daily subsistence allowance. Applications from BIPOC, diaspora, historic Global South backgrounds, backgrounds that can’t afford to do self-funded charity internships, are especially welcome.
A HEALTH AND NUTRITION HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Action Contre la Faim France Closing date: 14 Feb 2022 How to apply: Pour postuler, cliquez sur ce lien / To apply, please click on this following link : apply here
WASH Systems Strengthening Coordinator*
Country: Germany Organization: Welthungerhilfe Closing date: 15 Feb 2022 The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with a contract duration of two years. Employment location will be Bonn, Germany. As WASH Systems Strengthening Coordinator you will be responsible for achieving transformative systems change at the district or provincial level of 5 program countries (India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Sierra Leone) in order to ensure sustainable WASH service delivery. Given the interconnected nature of financial, institutional, environmental, technological, and social factors that influence sustained service delivery, the program will advocate for and implement a ‘systems’ approach to address WASH sustainability problems. Successful implementation of the BMZ-funded program requires overseeing an effective core team of WASH, MEAL and advocacy experts, in total 8 local partner organisations, as well as consultants and other external stakeholders delivering specific services to the program. As part of effective project cycle management, you will constantly critically assess project scope and objectives, ensuring all risks and dependencies are addressed in the project plans in order to deliver successful projects´ results that support the fulfillment of the objectives and achievement of key milestones and the timely delivery of outputs as agreed with the donor. Further on, you will provide support to Welthungerhilfe-key-management to the further development of systems approaches within Welthungerhilfe based on learnings, good practice examples and publications of the program. Your responsibilities Set-up and coordinate the WASH systems program including program inception, intervention design and implementation Oversee and coordinate the activities at country levels, including partner and consultant contracts in cooperation with Welthungerhilfe's respective country offices and Heads of project Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely reporting in line with donor regulations and Welthungerhilfe's policies and procedures Ensure quality control through an effective monitoring system in cooperation with the MEAL team at Head Office and in the countries Oversee and manage learning and exchange as well external support services in close collaboration with the head of the learning module of the program Act as focal person for external networking, manage and maintain collaboration with international partners and ensure visibility of the program at sector level Managing and maintaining access to a network of subject matter experts inside and outside the program that can be utilized and managed by project teams and other stakeholders involved Review and approval of newsletters, learning briefs and other program related publications as well as reports to the donor Conduct appraisals, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities to country teams (including local partners) Your profile A university or polytechnic degree in a related field At least 5 years professional experience in a relevant field as a project/program or portfolio manager with responsibility coordinating and guiding implementation teams in multiple countries and under multi-cultural and divers environments Excellent professional networking skills with proven experience in synthesizing and organizing divers stakeholder interests Proven experience with financial management of a large program, ideally with BMZ as a donor Knowledge and experience in the application of systemic approaches to improve the sustainability of WASH services in fragile and developing contexts Proven experience in engaging with private sector and government actors, as well as in the promotion of advocacy work in the Global South Experience in designing and implementing training processes and mutual learning activities Excellent oral and written English language skills Who you are You are a strategic thinker with an eye for details You understand the complex networks of people and resources required to build strong WASH systems You have a passionate commitment to reliability and sustainability You understand Welthungerhilfe’s vision, and you are eager to help us get there You are a leader and a manager of people. You can keep a team focused working in the same direction, and you have the ability to negotiate, influence, and persuade Your reports and publications are based on reliable data. They are results driven and impact oriented and are fun to read Our offer We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits". *Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. How to apply: Please send your application via our online recruiting system by February 15, 2022 by following this link. Your contact person is Ina Stepka. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.
Human Rights Education Program Coordinator
Country: Senegal Organization: Amnesty International Closing date: 27 Jan 2022 JOB PURPOSE: Ensure overall coordination of this Human Rights Education programme aiming to prevent and reduce rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early and forced marriage (EFM) for girls in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Senegal, through education, awareness raising and advocacy with a view to bringing about attitudinal and behavioural change as well as legislative reform ; Support Amnesty Sections in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Sierra Leone to ensure the implementation of activities in line with the programme budget and timeline; facilitate communication and collaboration between all stakeholders and facilitate content gathering. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting Ensure the timely submission of reports; consolidate and submit quarterly and annual narrative and financial reports. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E;) Contribute to design and implement a comprehensive M&E; framework in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders. Monitor overall programme delivery and progress (activities, objectives, expenditure and risk) through regular communication, reporting, virtual programme review meetings and annual visits Capacity building and learning Facilitate and coordinate learning and capacity strengthening. Ensure the documentation and capitalisation of resources and data generated by the programme. Relationships, networking and other Identify and develop relationships with relevant regional or international organisations and networks which could provide resources, technical support and/or strengthen communication/advocacy SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Proven experience in the successful coordination of multi-year and multi-country programmes with high-value budgets, preferably focused on gender-based violence, FGM and/or child marriage. Significant experience of working for an international NGO, supporting local partners and managing donor-funded programmes. Knowledge of women's and girls' rights, gender-based violence, FGM and/or child marriage. General knowledge of the West Africa region, and specifically the countries covered. Knowledge of programme cycle management concepts and tools. Proven capacity in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks and tools. Strong financial management skills; proven capacity in budgeting monitoring and financial reporting. Proven experience in the timely preparation and submission of clear and concise reports. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French High level of attention to detail and excellent organisational skills; ability to work autonomously. Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and child protection standards and protocols. Willingness and ability to travel to the three countries of intervention; knowledge of their contexts desirable. Master's degree or similar relevant expertise in a related subject (e.g. human rights, social sciences, gender studies, development studies…) ABOUT US: Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world. Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development. Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment. For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/ WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role' below. Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work. *N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.*** How to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c2ltcmVuLjYwMjc3LjM4MzBAYW1uZXN0eS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20
Support to Malawi Social Cash Transfers Programme (SCTP) Deputy Team Leader
Country: Malawi Organization: CORUS International Closing date: 31 Jan 2022 CGA Technologies is an international consultancy firm, registered in the UK, with associated companies in South Sudan, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Malawi; and also staff based in Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Since 2011, we have worked to deliver national-scale, sustainable change in the fragile and/or poor countries where we operate; we specialize in doing that by increasing participation and achievement in education, through at-scale cash support to citizens, and by leveraging each to make the other more effective. We are part of the Corus International family of organisations. CGA have had a permanent office in Malawi since 2015, working in the health, education, and social protection sectors. We are currently looking for a Deputy Team Leader [surge/cover] to join our work, funded by KFW, supporting the Government of Malawi Social Cash Transfers Programme (SCTP), and join our wider growing team in CGA Malawi. The role is being advertised as a temporary maternity cover of at least six (6) months, with an overlap with the incumbent. Background to the SCTP The Social Cash Transfers Programme (SCTP) is known locally as Mtukula Pakhomo, which translates to “lifting up households”. The SCTP is a social protection and cash transfers project which provides bi-monthly unconditional cash transfers to ultra-poor and labour-constrained households in all 28 districts of Malawi. The project aims to “address the most acute lifecycle and poverty vulnerabilities” by providing a shock-resistant social protection system. CGA have been involved in supporting the operation and development of the SCTP since July 2020. Our team of technical advisers and management information system (MIS) developers work with Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW) counterparts at their offices in Lilongwe. The SCTP is a result of 15+ years of social protection work in Malawi and is perhaps the most comprehensive national social safety net in Africa, relative to country income. The success of the SCTP has recently been highlighted in published research, showing for every cash transfer given there is a 2.94x income multiplier for citizens (Handa et al., 2021). The SCTP has sustained service delivery throughout COVID-19 and currently has 308,381 households enrolled on the programme with over 1.3m people indirectly benefiting. Specifics of the role Reporting line: The SCTP Deputy Team Leader [surge/cover] will report directly to the SCTP Team Leader and SCTP Project Director but will have strong working relationships with the wider CGA Malawi team. Summary of responsibilities and duties: Specific tasks and responsibilities for the Deputy Team Leader [surge/cover] include: Social Protection specialism Assist with leading the theoretical and strategic approach of the SCTP and linking the project with other government and social protection sector systems, working with the CGA Team Leader, Project Director, and senior Strategy/Policy specialist Programme and operations co-management Assist with the day-to-day responsibility and leadership in all aspects of the SCTP, including a key role in managing the 10+ CGA staff and consultants who work on the project supporting MoGCDSW. Assist with the management of programme budgets e.g keeping track of expenditures whilst liaising with government colleagues regularly and keeping funders/donors up to date on budget lines. Provide general oversight of all components of the SCTP and be able to regularly update management and donors of all the moving parts and strands. Ensure all activities are carried out in line with objectives and work plan timelines. Assist in monitoring and evaluation (M&E;) of the programme including conducting regular data analysis. Strong government and stakeholder relations Assist with CGA’s interactions with and support to the Government of Malawi. Coordinate and liaise with government and other key stakeholders on a regular basis. Skills & Abilities: Extensive knowledge of the social protection sector, including in the design and implementation of social protection programmes and cash transfer programmes and theory and practice of payment methodologies. Confidence in decision-making and driving accountability within established government and international systems. Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Enthusiastic, responsive and a flexible working style. Solutions based person, with a supportive attitude. Excellent communication skills including donor report writing. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to prioritise and achieve results. Experience: Prior experience of managing a social protection and/or cash transfers programme with similar scope and budget is required, ideally in Malawi. Experience and knowledge of M&E.; Experience of working in partnership with governments (at both national and district level) to implement projects. Experience of working in and managing a diverse team to achieve results against tight timelines. Qualifications: Degree in economics, social sciences or related subjects. Masters degree or higher is preferable. Location: The role will be based in the CGA Malawi office in Lilongwe, which is within the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW) at Capital Hill. How to apply: To apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, of no more than two pages, and CV, of no more than three pages, to colleaguesandfriends@cgatechnologies.org.uk by 17:00 on Monday 31st January 2022.
Emergency Response Roster - Country Director
Organization: GOAL Closing date: 13 Feb 2022 Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods. GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission. JOB DESCRIPTION The GOAL Country Director (CD) takes overall responsibility for the planning, management and appropriate development of GOAL’s work in-country. The CD is responsible for ensuring that GOAL’s work contributes effectively and efficiently towards meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the poorest of the poor, within the framework of GOAL’s organisational and regional objectives, in a co-ordinated manner and in accordance with GOAL’s guidelines and principles. The CD must ensure that there is regular and effective communication within the country team, with the Regional Director, and with GOAL Dublin. The CD has ultimate responsibility for all issues of security. Location - Dublin Ireland or any GOAL location namely UK, Sierra Leone, Niger, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia. Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, Turkey & Iraq Scope of the role The GOAL Country Director (CD) has overall accountability for all GOAL’s work in-country and acts as legal representative of GOAL. The CD is responsible for context specific programming and is accountable to beneficiaries, donors and to GOAL’s HQ. General: Responsible for securing and responsibly growing the portfolio within the Country. The CD leads the process for updating and implementing the Country Funding Strategy; proactively engages existing and future donors. Responsible for aligning the country programme to GOALs Global Strategy through development and implementation of five (5) to 7 (seven) years Country Strategic Plans and Annual Country Plans. The CD guides the Assistant Country Director – Programmes (ACDP) on programme development, implementation and leveraging of global technical resources for Programme Quality visits and reviews. Responsible for managing country-wide financial exposure and leading the annual Country Budgeting process to ensure effective forecasts and resourcing. Responsible for effective governance of the country programme including day-to-day management of the Internal Auditor; maintaining an effective control environment through management action on audit findings; review of Feedback, Complaint Response Mechanism (FCRM) reports and liaising with the Head of Investigation Unit on case by case basis. Responsible for ensuring appropriate and effective support functions for programme implementation. The CD manages and guides the ACDS to develop lean supply chain processes; appropriate and compliant procurement functions; fit for purpose IT systems and a service level mindset for support to programmes, manage the overall safety/security management and appropriate duty of care of the country programme staff. Requirements: 5-7 years at Country Director level in an overseas humanitarian or development environment or 5-7 years’ experience as part of a Senior Management Team in a humanitarian assistance programme. Experience in directly managing multi-sector programmes across multiple grants and/or experience in managing qualified programme managers implementing multi-sector activities across multiple grants. Relevant post-graduate qualification in business, administration, management, social science, international development etc. or relevant degree level qualification alongside 3-5 years professional management experience in a leadership role Experience in leading a large and geographically dispersed team under challenging circumstances. Experience in engaging with national level government line ministries and donor agencies. How to apply: Please Apply Here
Risk Reduction Specialist – USAID STOPS Spillover
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Tetra Tech Closing date: 28 Feb 2022 The USAID STOPS Spillover project in Sierra Leone, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (www.tetratech.com/intdev) in collaboration with Tufts University Consortium, is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Risk Analysis and Communication Specialist. This position will be located in the main project office in Freetown. STOP Spillover is a USAID-funded project to anticipate and reduce risks posed by known emerging zoonotic diseases that move from animals to humans. Tufts University, together with an international consortium of partners are working collaboratively to implement the STOP project in eight countries in Africa and Asia over the next five years (October 2020 to September 2025). The Risk Analysis and Communication (RAC) Country Team Member will focus on risk analysis; risk assessment; risk characterization; risk communication; risk management; and community risk-based surveillance. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in risk analysis, behavior change communication, public health, epidemiology, or a related degree. Masters preferred. **At least 5 years’ experience in addressing global health security, understanding population health and its determinants, hazards and exposure pathways for disease, risk identifying hazards and exposure pathways for disease and/or designing reduction strategies. Demonstrated research skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis) **Excellent computer skills and oral and written communication skills required. Ability to travel to the field (50% time)* Desired Qualifications * **Research and publication experience a plus *Experience working in the field of zoonotic disease risk reduction a plus Candidates must be Sierra Leone citizens or currently living in Sierra Leone and legally eligible to work in Sierra Leone. Women and youth are encouraged to apply. How to apply: To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process: Cover Letter ** CV in reverse chronological format Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted. Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/RiskReducSpec Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted. At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.
Risk Reduction Specialist – USAID STOPS Spillover
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Tetra Tech Closing date: 28 Feb 2022 The USAID STOPS Spillover project in Sierra Leone, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (www.tetratech.com/intdev) in collaboration with Tufts University Consortium, is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Risk Analysis and Communication Specialist. This position will be located in the main project office in Freetown. STOP Spillover is a USAID-funded project to anticipate and reduce risks posed by known emerging zoonotic diseases that move from animals to humans. Tufts University, together with an international consortium of partners are working collaboratively to implement the STOP project in eight countries in Africa and Asia over the next five years (October 2020 to September 2025). The Risk Analysis and Communication (RAC) Country Team Member will focus on risk analysis; risk assessment; risk characterization; risk communication; risk management; and community risk-based surveillance. Required Qualifications: *Bachelor’s Degree in risk analysis, behavior change communication, public health, epidemiology, or a related degree. Masters preferred. *At least 5 years’ experience in addressing global health security, understanding population health and its determinants, hazards and exposure pathways for disease, risk identifying hazards and exposure pathways for disease and/or designing reduction strategies. *Demonstrated research skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis) *Excellent computer skills and oral and written communication skills required. *Ability to travel to the field (50% time) Desired Qualifications *Research and publication experience a plus *Experience working in the field of zoonotic disease risk reduction a plus Candidates must be Sierra Leone citizens or currently living in Sierra Leone and legally eligible to work in Sierra Leone. Women and youth are encouraged to apply. How to apply: To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process: * Cover Letter * CV in reverse chronological format Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted. Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/RiskReducSpec Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted. At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.
COUNTRY COORDINATOR Location: Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Médicos del Mundo Closing date: 12 Feb 2022 MISSION: Within the framework of the action of Médicos del Mundo in Sierra Leone, the Country Coordinator is responsible for all programs and operations in the country, including overseeing program management and the Admin and Logs departments. He/she will identify new funding opportunities, represent MdM externally at national level, and ensure policy compliance and interventions alignment and coherence with the values and principles of the organization. GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF INTERVENTION: The coordination is currently based in Kabala, Koinadugu District, but it is planned to be installed in Freetown as soon as possible. Frequent trips to the capital and field locations throughout the country. ORGANIZATION CHART: The successful candidate will be integrated in MdM International Program Department. Hierarchical supervisor is the Coordinator of Africa Unit at Headquarters. FUNCTIONS: Representation, communication, and positioning: · Represent MdM and keep contact with the national and local authorities, other NGOs, agencies, international and national organizations, donors and civil society, ensuring that our actions are consistent with the policies, mission, principles and ethical values of Médicos del Mundo · Negotiate collaboration agreements between local authorities and Médicos del Mundo and with other agency and /or associated actors. · Participate in national coordination platforms with other development actors in the country. · Assume the position of spokesperson for MdM in the country, for external communication, agreeing contents and positioning with the central headquarters. · Analyze, identify, and mitigate the possible financial and programmatic risks related to the country mission. · Channel all relevant field communication to HQ and vice versa. · Participate and be part of the International Network · Participate in the Steering Group of the International Network when required Definition and planning of the intervention of MdM in Sierra Leone: · Define the country strategy of MdM in Sierra Leone and lead its implementation · Identify vulnerability problems regarding health rights in the areas of operation and develop advocacy strategies. · Propose and manage exploratory missions according to the detected needs and within the resource capacity of the organization. · Elaborate proposals for the new projects by defining strategies, objectives, indicators, etc. guaranteeing MdM strategic vision and principles. · Identify operational problems and risks adapting the structure and making it flexible according to specific needs. · Guarantee the adequacy, implementation, and management (planning, evaluation of the action) of the projects of Médicos del Mundo in the areas of operation. · Coordinate the preparation and delivery of the monitoring and final reports required by financial entities, as well as the internal reports of Médicos del Mundo. · Participate and be part of the International Network. · Identify networks in the country that favour the organization’s work and potential partnerships. Project Management: · Supervise the good execution of current projects, ensuring compliance and achievement of the objectives and results of all the projects of Médicos del Mundo in Sierra Leone. · Support and supervise the program implementation and its teams to ensure the correct planning, developing monitoring and evaluation of the activities of all projects developed by MdM in Sierra Leone, as well as the monitoring of the indicators according to the planning through monthly project review meetings. · Plan with coordinators the needs regarding human resources and precise materials for the correct projects implementation. · Support and supervise the elaboration and delivery of the internal follow up reports and the justificatory reports (monitoring and final) required by the financial entities, with the needed verification sources. · Submit monthly SitRep to HQ. · Elaborate the annual planification of all the projects with the project coordination team in accordance with the organization’s annual operational planning. · Accompany the audits and/or project evaluations with the project coordinator and admin department. Program management support: · Oversee the functionality of the Admin and Log departments. Ensure application of MdM procedures and donors’ regulations, so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently. · Validate procurement dossiers according to validation table and thresholds. · Hold signatory power on all bank accounts and sign off on bank transfers. · Participate in HR processes for management level positions. · Review and approve monthly payroll. · Review monthly accountancy before submission to HQ, including bank and cash reconciliations. Team Management: · Supervise the national people management policy in coordination with the people’s management department. · Ensure regular coordination team meetings. · Help guide the coordination level staff through objective setting and regular check-ins to meet program goals. · Promote and implement the MdM volunteer program in the country Security: · Ensure compliance with the internal rules of the organization in terms of security measures. · Contribute to the updating and revision of security rules at regular intervals. · Liase with security forums in country to ensure an up-to-date understanding of the political climate and security risks. · Update HQ security team on all relevant security information and activate HQ security management team in case of emergencies. · Make executive decisions about security protocols to follow and lead the incident management team. Emergency management: · Perform active and permanent monitoring of possible emergencies in the country by participating in the national monitoring groups. · Periodically update, together with the team, the contingency plans. · Evaluate, together with the humanitarian action unit and the team, the emergency situations that may arise and propose possible interventions or support to the Ministry of Health. · Support and coordinate with the Humanitarian Action Unit in the coordination of the strategic response to emergencies. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Academic: University degree or diploma in relevant field (e.g. Public Health, Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, Medicine, Engineering) required. · Complementary training (accredited courses, master’s degree) in international Cooperation / Gender/ Human Rights / Public Health / Environmental health / Humanitarian Aid are highly desirable. REQUIREMENTS: Language requirements: Fluent English (written and spoken), C1 level, required. The knowledge of Spanish (B2) will be highly valued. Computer requirements: Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office applications. Driver licence. B1 desirable. EXPERIENCE: · The successful candidate must have at least 2 years of professional experience in positions of similar level of responsibility in the sector, preferably in Africa. · Previous experience in public health projects will be valued. COMPETENCE PROFILE: · Understanding and adherence to humanitarian and international development principles. · Strong commitment with the values, principles and ethics of Medicos del Mundo. · Adaptability, cultural awareness and integration. · Ability to work in challenging living conditions (isolated area). · Proactive and capacity to take initiative. · Strategic vision · Ability to work under minimum supervision. · Organizational rigor and skills. · Networking skills · Proven capacity for personnel leadership and management. · Strong communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills with experience in managing teams. · Strong problem solving. · Results oriented. AVAILABILITY Contract length: 12 months. Starting date: Immediate availability.** CONDITIONS: Medicos del Mundo’s Salary charts How to apply: https://empleo.medicosdelmundo.org/jobs/country-coordinator-location-sierra-leone
Community Conservation Manager
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Closing date: 30 Jan 2022 WILD CHIMPANZEE FOUNDATION (WCF) and TACUGAMA CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY (TCS) ** Created in 2000, the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation’s (WCF) mission is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, thereby participate in saving the behavioral diversity of this fascinating species. WCF implements conservation projects in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea, and we concentrate our activities in regions where wild chimpanzees are still abundant to ensure their future survival. In Guinea, WCF, working in support of the government bodies, through the Office Guinéen des Parcs et Réserves (OGPR), has since 2015 initiated a project to create a National Park along the Bafing River, in the natural regions of the Fouta-Djalon and Upper Guinea. The Park has been officially created the 4th of May 2021 by the President of the Guinean Republic. Several other Protected Areas are also supported by the WCF in Guinea, and recently in Sierra Leone, with a new project fund by the European Union (EU, PAPFor Program), with our strong partner in the country Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS). Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS) was founded in 1995 by Bala Amarasekaran together with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL). Everything TCS does starts with the chimps and transitions into wildlife conservation, research, climate change mitigation, advocacy, law enforcement, youth and women empowerment, community outreach, eco-tourism, environmental education and livelihood support initiatives. As a result, TCS has emerged as a globally recognized conservation model which provides a source of learning and inspiration for sanctuaries across Africa and worldwide. In order to develop and coordinate the operational management of the forest landscape complex of Outamba-Kilimi (Sierra Leone), Kuru Hills (Sierra Leone) and Pinselli-Soya (Guinea), in short OKKPS priority conservation landscape, the OKKPS project is recruiting a Community Conservation Manager in Sierra Leone, and in accordance with the funding obtained from the EU, and the mandate given to WCF by the Government of the Republic of Guinea, and by the Government of Sierra Leone for the project’s co-applicant, and our project’s partner Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS). OBJECTIVE The Community Conservation Manager will be responsible for the coordination of all the community involvement activities to improve the management of the Outamba-Kilimi-Kuru Hills landscape in Sierra Leone. MAIN ROLE AND RESPONSABILITIES Main activities will be conducted in the zone of Outamba-Kilimi-Kuru Hills with possibilities to go on mission in Guinea near Kindia, Madina Oula, Oure Kaba, Penselli, and Soyah. Trips to Freetown are also to be planned. Contribute to the development of the OKKPS project’s strategies in Sierra Leone: · Support the local governance with involvement of all socio-professional structures and committees; · Ensure the supervision of all socio-economic studies and the diagnosis of the local communities’ resilience to climate changes; · Ensure a good communication between the OKKPS project and the representatives of local communities; · Support the data collect and the monitoring and evaluation of activities related to community development and involvement in Sierra Leone; · Support the writing of field reports following a standard template; · Support the development of competitively strong proposals and concept notes in coordination with the fundraising team; · Ensure the synergy between the actions of her/his program and the other programs of the OKKPS project; · Regularly exchange with colleagues from other WCF and TCS projects and bring and share her/his expertise; · Contribute technically to the preparation and organization of office activities: oral presentations, government and community-based meetings, consolidation of the terms of references before validation by the hierarchy. Support the writing and publication of the OKKPS project’s results in Sierra Leone: · Help with the writing of field and meeting reports and make recommendations; · Write monthly and quarterly reports of activities and submit them to the hierarchy on time; · Write articles to be posted online on specific medias. Support the development of communication within the project: · Promote the communication of the project’s results and share them with the public; · Support the OKKPS Project Manager to archive all activities reports related to the project. Communicate with her/his immediate supervisor: · Ensure the supervision and the quality of the terms of references, the production and monitoring of budgets, and the writing of activity reports; · Regularly produce activity reports related to her/his program and share results with her/his immediate supervisor; · Regularly communicate with her/his immediate supervisor to ensure a good coordination of all the activities of the project. OTHERS · Have a good knowledge of the goals and missions of the WCF and TCS; · Be aware of the general objectives and activities as well as the ones specific to the job position; · Be aware of the activities of other programs of the project, support them and respect the rules and procedures; · Help with the general understanding related to the social and political context; · Translate documents and interpret conversations if necessary. RULES TO RESPECT · Confidentiality is an absolute rule for this position, it is strictly forbidden to divulge information and any breach of this rule will be considered as a serious fault and sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws; · She/he must report to her/his supervisor any significant difficulty that an employee may encounter or in the implementation of an activity; · She/he must treat all employees equally, without favoritism or privileges granted for any reason; · Respects the rules and customs of local populations (politeness and good manners). EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS Qualification · Have a university degree in Rural Development / Sociology / Agronomy or any other similar field; · At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of rural sociology, rural development, participative mapping, surveys, structuring of local communities; · At least 2 years of experience in the management of natural resources involving local communities within a national or international NGO; · Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and internet and medias (social network, websites, site web, etc.). Profile / Desired skills · Have strong listening and communication skills; · Have good human relation skills and team spirit; · Have excellent skills for synthesis, and for written and oral expression; · Be able to guarantee the confidentiality and discretion and be able to represent the NGO at the local level; · Have a sensitivity for environmental issues and specifically for the management of natural resources involving local communities; · Have a sincere motivation to be involved in biodiversity conservation and in the protection of natural resources; · Have the will and openness to work in an international and multi-cultural field; · Be resistant to stress (management of conflicts, management of unforeseen events, etc.) and be flexible around work hours; · Be organized, autonomous and rigorous in the work.** Languages · English (advanced oral, reading and comprehension skills). In all her/his activities, she/he must be proactive, meaning that she/he must suggest improvements and adaptations. Her/his supervisor can ask for additional tasks if necessary. This job description covers the main responsibilities inherent to this position. However, it may be required to perform other tasks than those listed above, as well as to show a great flexibility in the management of the function without being considered as a contract modification. How to apply: To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to guinea@wildchimps.org (in copy to aram@tacugama.com) By the 30th of January 2022. Please mention the position name in the subject line of the email. In case you do not hear from us within two weeks after the closing date, this means that your application was not successful. We thank you for your interest in working for WCF and TCS.
Programme Manager
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Organization: APT Action on Poverty Closing date: 6 Feb 2022 We have an exciting role for a Programme Manager who wants to expand their skills in programme management and the development of new work. 1.0About Action on Poverty** Action on Poverty’s vision is a world free from poverty where everyone can work with pride for a better future.** We were established in 1984 and are focused on providing economic solutions to address hunger, injustice and barriers to safe and lasting work for people in Sub Saharan Africa. We aim to bring about sustainable economic and social improvements, by working with people to obtain a livelihood through enterprise (including agricultural) and employment.Key Features:1. Our target beneficiaries: people living in poverty who are marginalised by society, excluded through their disability, gender, age, HIV/AIDS status, conflict, ethnicity or environment. Our area of activity and expertise Enabling people to improve their livelihoods through access to markets and decent work. We assist these groups to participate in mainstream markets, enabling them to access incomes and to create and/or develop sustainable livelihoods. We also tackle the reasons for vulnerability and exclusion, building on the self-reliance and dignity secured through economic solutions to tackle stigma, discrimination and abuse of rights. We believe the synergy between these has great value. Our partnerships with local organisations, fostering their independent development. We exchange expertise and strengthen capacity according to need and aspiration. Current Work: Our current long-term projects are in Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. These projects support the efforts of men and women to claim their rights and access a sustainable livelihood and as a result bring about real and lasting change. Working in partnership in these projects is at the forefront of what we do, helping to ensure greater and longer term sustainability of the impact on the communities we seek to help. Our work includes sector-based projects (such as in camel milk or soapstone sectors) which tackle weaknesses in a market system; and more people-centred projects (such as people with disabilities or those affected by HIV and AIDS) which address the needs of a marginalised group. The latter aim not only to access basic needs through livelihoods, but to build status, confidence to demand rights, reduce discrimination and change attitudes more widely. Acknowledgement of our work by major institutional donors has grown. Some - like Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have asked Action on Poverty to show our work to some of their other partners and share best practice in monitoring and evaluation. We are still small in the UK – this remains our aim – but our work overseas has expanded; and our partnerships in a number of countries have enabled us to reach many more beneficiaries.Leaving No-one Behind We target our help to working with people who have been marginalized in Africa including young people and children, women, people with disabilities, workers, people affected by conflict, HIV and AIDS or people in fragile environments. We consider that poverty and gender inequality are inextricably linked and this is reflected in our work. Unequal access to and control over resources and services, and the social discrimination which keeps this in place, presents serious obstacles to women in particular; we aim to address their social and economic deprivation. For further information about the work of Action on Poverty please go to www.aptuk.org.uk 2.0 Key responsibilities of the Action on Poverty’s Programme Manager The role of the Programme Manager is to: Ensure effective programme delivery by working in partnership with local organisations and project donors. Contribute to identifying new opportunities for funding and preparing proposals for submission; including the development of ideas for new ways of working.**Responsibilities:**2.1 Programme Management 2.1.1 Contract delivery with partner Ensuring appropriate planning and reporting mechanisms are in place. Ensuring partnership agreement and donor contracts are adhered to Reviewing with the partner, and assisting with problem solving on: progress against planned activities and project objectives monitoring arrangements progress against budget financial reporting by partner Ensuring quality and timely reports to meet the requirements of donor(s) are compiled and submitted. Providing other key technical inputs as part of APT’s added value e.g. in Monitoring and Evaluation, Organisational Development, Market-led enterprise developments. Commissioning mid-term reviews and end of project evaluations, or other project activities as detailed in the proposal. 2.1.2. Financial Management Maintain records and control expenditure on both the partner’s and APT budget lines in consultation with the Finance Manager Compliance with APT’s policies and procedures regarding quarterly financial reporting, including ensuring partners’ compliance · Authorising the transfer of funds to partners with consultation with the Finance Manager as appropriate · Ensure annual audit reports are received from each partner, special audits if requested. · Compilation in consultation with local partner, and submission to donor for approval any proposal for revision / rescheduling of project budget, and explanations for any variance between budgeted and actual expenditure. 2.1.3. Developing/Maintaining Donor Relationship · Sharing information on key issues and topics of concern with donor(s) 2.1.4. Other Gathering case studies and photographs for APT publicity and fundraising. · Sharing of learning, with other APT staff and for wider sharing / publication Preparation of summaries of progress for Trustee meetings Reporting on agreed KPI’s from the APT Strategic Plan2.2 Programme Development Contributing to: Keeping abreast of relevant sectoral, thematic, and country developments Focussing on high quality projects which lead to lasting positive benefit for participants and communities Reviewing ongoing projects and assisting in the development of new projects and programmes, including the submission of proposals, in an effective mutually respectful partnership working style. Seeking new partnership and project opportunities in APT’s key fields of competence within and outside the traditional project format, including a range of stakeholders as partners. Increasing the ability for APT and partners to leverage further beneficial change through demonstrating successful results.2.3 General: Contribute to monitoring and sharing donor trends. Contribute to the development of organisational plans and strategy. Represent APT at meetings, events and other networks as appropriate. Undertake or participate in other organisational projects as requested by the CEO. Contribute to the work of other Action on Poverty colleagues in communications and relationship building, including the provision of information and engagement with social media.2.4 Reporting structure The person in this position will report to the Chief Executive.3.0 Person SpecificationExperience: · Field experience of living and working in the global south, preferably for 2 years in programme management and with experience in East or West Africa. The programme you will be managing initially will be in Tanzania and Kenya. · Experience of partnership and project cycle management in the development context. · Experience (/knowledge) of the requirements of donor reporting and bid preparation in the development context. · Experience of livelihoods and enterprise development and issues facing particularly vulnerable groups. · Researching and maintaining new donor relationships, particularly institutions and/or corporates. · Budget construction and management.Knowledge: Some understanding of: · Livelihood development and market systems development approaches · Rights based approaches and of the issues facing severely vulnerable, stigmatised people. · Development concepts, best practice and trends. · Requirements of institutional and either corporate or trust fundraising in a development context. · A Masters Degree in International Development is preferable but not essentialSkills: · Ability to build lasting and positive relationships with external stakeholders · Ability to work with remotely based partners · Good listening and oral communication skills · Research and analytical skills · Good numeracy skills and a good working knowledge of excel · Excellent written skills with a proven ability to process and analyse complex technical information and present it in the most appropriate form · Be ‘technology savvy’ in the roles and responsibilities identified. · Good time management skills, able to work under pressure and meet deadlinesPersonal Attributes: Ability to: · Work in a small dynamic team with limited access to resources, and proactively on own initiative. · Be flexible and willing to support others at times when particular organisational priorities take precedence. · Work in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner · Able to identify and follow up on new ideas · Remain positive and proactive, and quickly recover from setbacks. · Nurture professional relationships with colleagues, partners and external contacts at all levels. · Demonstrate attention to detail · Commitment to the values and mission of Action on Poverty The Programme Manager must be prepared to undertake field trips to programmes in Africa for 2-3 weeks at a time. Work occasional evenings and weekends, with occasional travel within the UK may be required.Equal Opportunities We value diversity and seek to reflect this in our staff team. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.Policies and Practice The successful candidate must have a commitment to Action on Poverty’s values and mission; comply with Action on Poverty’s policies and practice, including our code of conduct and safeguarding policies.Eligibility Only people eligible to work in the UK can apply for this position. For further details please check:https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-work-uk4.0 Terms and ConditionsSalary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent upon experience. Hours: The post is 60% to 80% FTE (i.e. between 3-4 days) dependent on skills and experience, based on a full-time 35 hour week excluding breaks. Core hours Monday to Friday are expected but flexi-time is in operation whereby staff can start earlier or later in agreement with his/her line manager and work corresponding hours. Overtime/evening or weekend working: A rest day is offered to staff after an assignment outside Europe exceeding 7 days in duration; TOIL (Time Off in Lieu) is given for days worked outside normal working hours. No overtime is payable. Location: The office is located in Pershore, Worcestershire. We operate flexible working arrangements with some working from home, with all staff meetings at least once a month. We are currently working at home and coming to the office between once a week and once a month. Pension: Pension provision (up to 6% employer’s contribution subject to employee contributions) will be available after completion of the probationary period. Holidays: The holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The entitlement is 25 days plus Bank Holidays (all pro rata).Probation & Notice Periods: The appointment will be based on a six-month probationary period when the notice will be four weeks. Once confirmed in post the notice period will be three months.Equal Opportunities: Action on Poverty has an Equality and Diversity Policy and all staff are expected to be aware of their responsibilities arising from it. How to apply: 5.0 Application: Application is through application form (preferred, available on request) or through CV and covering letter explaining why you are excited by this opportunity and why you feel you are the right person for the job. Closing Date for applications: Sunday 6th February 2022 Expected Date for interviews: Tuesday 15th February 2022 All interviews will be held at the Action on Poverty’s offices in Pershore, Worcestershire or over zoom. If you have further questions about the post or recruitment process please email alex.daniels@aptuk.org.uk
Deputy Director, Resettlement Support Center Asia
Country: Malaysia Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 31 Mar 2022 The IRC has a rich history of assisting refugees to apply for United States resettlement, from its founding in 1933 to help vulnerable individuals escape Nazi-occupied Europe, to pioneering the Joint Voluntary Agency which assisted Indochinese refugees for 22 years, to operations in Croatia, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Since 2005, RSC Asia has resettled over 180,000 refugees to the United States. Based in Thailand and Malaysia, the IRC Resettlement Support Center (RSC Asia) is funded by the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to assist persons throughout Asia seeking permanent resettlement to the United States. Responsible for a portfolio of 37 countries, the RSC: prepares refugee applications for the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) using START (a State Department–managed data system that supports the arrival and resettlement of refugees through technology); provides information to resettlement agencies about arriving refugees; and offers cultural orientation training to refugees bound for the United States. Job Overview/Summary: The RSC Deputy Director (DD) is a senior managerial position and responsible for day-to-day oversight of all program and operational functions of the IRC RSC project in Malaysia. The DD reports to the Director of the RSC and directly supervises the Senior Program Coordinator, the Senior System and Policy Coordinator, the Administrative Coordinator, the Human Resources Manager and the Senior Finance Manager. The DD also serves as the point of contact for USRAP partners in Malaysia and plays a key role in the RSC strategic planning process. RSC in Malaysia primarily focuses on refugee cases in Malaysia, but may also be assigned to take on other caseloads, as necessary. Major Responsibilities 1. Program Quality and Delivery • Ensure that fiscal year processing targets for Malaysia, including prescreening and presentations to United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), are met. • Oversee all processing functions of RSC in Malaysia. • Develop and monitor the RSC Malaysia project budget in coordinator with the Senior Finance Manager and the RSC Director. • Promote a team approach and positive learning environment utilizing RSC Thailand, IRC headquarters, program and operations staff and other partners to continually enhance the quality of refugee processing and cultural orientation delivery. • Consult with and make recommendations to the Director on processing issues such as pipeline management and planning. • Report to the Director in a timely and thorough way on all programmatic/staff problems, donor/government issues or any other information of concern to the IRC. 2. Key Partners & Donor Relations • Ensure that monthly programmatic, statistical, and financial information for RSC Malaysia are provided to the Director for preparation and submission to IRC New York, PRM, USCIS, the US Embassy in Bangkok and US-based resettlement agencies. • Maintain excellent strategic relationship with USRAP program partners in Malaysia, including USCIS, UNHCR and IOM. • Represent RSC Asia to the refugee community through Information Campaign activities and attendance at regular Community Based Organizations (CBO) meetings. • Take the lead on visitor management activities, in cooperation with the Director, including developing itineraries, briefing books, scheduling and presentations. 3. Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention • Lead a cohesive senior management team, with regular meetings, clear roles and authorities, and an inclusive approach. • Oversee management of RSC Asia’s national and international staff in Malaysia to ensure an efficient, cooperative and quality-conscious workforce capable of meeting emerging programmatic challenges. • Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function. • Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning • Review, in coordination with RSC Asia’s Senior management team, yearly work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track and aligned with grant objectives. Provide performance feedback on a timely and regular basis. • Ensure that RSC Asia in Malaysia is within employee and employer compliance as required by IRC Human Resources Policies, report problems or issues immediately to Director. 4. Security & Operations Management • Promote coordination and teamwork between program and operations staff to ensure quality program delivery. • Working with RSC management team to ensure the implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policy and procedures to ensure constant compliance with IRC and donor policies. • In coordination with the Senior Regional Safety and Security Advisor ensure that the security management plan for the country is updated and ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the IRC security protocols and procedures. • Prepare and monitor project budget in close cooperation with RSC Director and IRC Finance Department. • Ensure that IT infrastructure supports RSC programmatic needs, including START. Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Director, Resettlement Support Center Direct Supervision to: Senior Program Coordinator, the Senior System and Policy Coordinator, the Administrative Coordinator, the Human Resources Manager and the Senior Finance Manager Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director for Operations, Senior Program Coordinator RSC Thailand and START Reporting Contractor External: PRM Washington, US Embassy; Malaysia and Thailand, UNHCR Malaysia, IOM Malaysia, USCIS Malaysia and Thailand, RPC Washington and Community Based Organizations. Job Requirements Citizenship: • Due to donor related requirements regarding DNA collection and prescreen activity with specific high-profile caseloads, US Citizenship is required. US citizens with the lived experience of being a refugee are encouraged to apply. Education: • Bachelor’s Degree required. • Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus. Work Experience: • Minimum 5 years work experience in refugee processing and/or refugee resettlement • Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program • Minimum 5 years program management experience, including experience in managing a multi-cultural staff Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: • Strong people management and leadership skills: ability to lead staff and promote productivity, particularly during program transitions • Strong expertise in strategy planning, monitoring, and budgeting • Strong communication skills both written and verbal; excellent presentation and report-writing skills; able to convey information effectively to colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural environment • Solid organizational and program implementation skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines; strong problem-solving and analytical skills • You can work in a complex, dynamic environment, and are able to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure • Client centered with a service oriented attitude, a great teammate who works effectively with partners at all levels. • You have a proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and the ability to handle situations diplomatically and to effective resolution • Proactive, well-organized, flexible and able to work in a complex, multi-cultural environment. • Can set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements with flexibility and adaptability. • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support. • Must be a patient and good communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages, personal interests and agendas. • Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems. • Solid organizational and program implementation skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines • Able to manage complex safety and security situations appropriately Language and Computer Skills: • Fluency in both written and spoken English. • Working knowledge of a refugee language helpful. • High level of computer literacy and proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is required. • Ability to type 40 words per minute Others: • Able to travel to locations within Asia and Oceania region. Working Environment: The employee is required to adhere to the “IRC Way” for professional conducts, as well as to follow all relevant Policies and Procedures while carrying out his/her duties. The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. How to apply: https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/23519?c=rescue
Regional Grants and Business Development Coordinator
Countries: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 28 Feb 2022 This role can be based in Dakar, Yaounde or Abidjan. The role can also be based in any other IRC registered office. IRC’s Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) department focuses on various relief, rehabilitation, and development programs for refugees, internally displaced persons and those affected by conflict in different regions worldwide. Each region is managed by a regional team that oversees the region’s country programs, headed by a Regional Vice President (RVP) and Deputy Regional Director (DRD), and supported by a Regional Grants Director (RGD). These programs focus on different sectors, including health; water and sanitation; children and youth protection and development; protection; gender-based violence protection; economic development; civil society development; community-driven reconstruction; and refugee camp management. Job Overview In the West Africa Region (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone) IRC responds to acute and longer-term needs with integrated programs that improve health and safety, prioritize children’s education, foster economic wellbeing, and empower communities to regain control over their lives. Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Regional Grants and Business Development Coordinator will be deployed to work as part of the grants teams in country offices. S/he may be deployed to act as a temporary Grants Coordinator, or to provide surge support to assist in the development of proposals as well as donor reports, and to perform general grants management functions during peak periods. The Regional Grants and Business Development Coordinator reports to the Regional Grants Director and works closely with the Regional Business Development and the Regional Program Support Teams as well as country office staff. The position will be preferably based within the region, or a European or African country where IRC has an office, with frequent travel to country programs within the region for in-country assignments. Major Responsibilities The Grants and Business Development Coordinator will be assigned to support specific country programs and will be responsible for the following: Proposal Development • Work closely with country programs to support specific proposal development coordination and tasks, such as developing proposal work plans, writing non-technical sections, consolidating and editing written inputs, developing annexes, writing budget narratives, and other tasks as needed, The position will provide additional bandwidth, or backfilling for country grants staff when needed to support these processes. • Act as proposal lead, as identified by country programs and the regional team. • Facilitate design sessions in coordination with country grants teams with key country program, partners, regional and HQ teams. • Liaise with the Awards Management Unit’s global Business Development and Regional Program Support Teams to ensure proposals meet internal and donor standards • When in-country and in coordination with RGD and the Senior/Program Development Advisors (S/PDA), support the CD and DDP in the cultivation of donor relationships at the country level and support country offices with desk research on upcoming BD opportunities, as directed. • Where necessary, support the management of partnership responsibilities including partner identification, partner due diligence and partner project capacity review in line with the IRC’s partnership management system’s (PEERS) requirements. Awards Management & Compliance • Work with country teams to develop donor reports and other award deliverables (e.g. work plans, M&E; plans) and ensure they are high quality, coherent, accurate and submitted on time in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements, providing additional bandwidth, or backfilling for country grants staff when needed to support these processes. • Manage and/or support agreement and amendment reviews and negotiations, • Provide technical guidance on donor rules and regulations to country team to ensure compliance, • Proactively raise potential compliance issues to country team and keep senior management and regional team informed of any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations and of spend rates/significant budget variances. • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as monthly financial reports, procurement plans, and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles • Work with the country programs to support realignments and award modification processes; supporting award close out, as needed. • Where support is required, act as focal point in facilitating the review of donor deliverables and approvals by technical advisors and other relevant persons at HQ • Train and support country programs’ grants teams and program staff on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management. • Support the implementation of IRC’s PEER system across all areas of sub-award management including pre-award assessment, partner budget review, funding instrument selection, sub-award package reviews, sub-award amendments and ensuring specific donor requirements are captured in sub-award documents. • Participate in and support the coordination of country program’s project cycle meetings, as well as donor and partner meetings, as required. Job Requirements • Degree in international development/affairs, public administration, or related subject, • At least five (5) years’ experience working with non-governmental organizations in the area of program development, grants management, and/or project management; preferably in West Africa, • Successful experience developing projects, writing proposals, and developing budgets for USG, United Nations, and European donors, and with partner organizations, • Experience working in grant management in humanitarian/conflict or post-conflict settings, • Fluent English and French written and verbal communication skills, • Enhanced interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team setting, • Ability and willingness to travel to across the region (up to 60% of the time), • Demonstrated ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines. The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. How to apply: https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/23477?c=rescue
Pharmacist (hospital)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Emergency - Life Support for Civilian War Victims Closing date: 31 Jan 2022 COUNTRY Sierra Leone REQUIRED LANGUAGES English TYPE OF CONTRACT Fixed-term contract (6 months) NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS Specialisation in Hospital Pharmacy; experience in the management of pharmaceutical supplies, consumables and other medical materials for hospitals and/or health centres This role requires the complete management of a hospital pharmacy from the order, the reception and the storage of medical supplies, to the control of suitability in the management of departments’ requests. BACKGROUND AND ORGANISATION OF WORK The international Hospital Pharmacist carries out his/her role in close collaboration with the most experienced members of the local health care and technical staff in each department, so as to constantly monitor the needs of the hospital and facilitate the regular functioning of clinical, therapeutic and welfare activities. He/she will be in regular communication with the Pharmacy Desk and the Medical Division of EMERGENCY in Italy (HQ). The international pharmacist reports to the Medical Coordinator, who is responsible for the management and organisation of the project. The main area of work is: HOSPITAL PHARMACY The pharmacist is present in the hospital 6 days a week. He/she will have information technology systems at your disposal, and the support of the international logistics staff. He/she will coordinate the national staff (pharmacists and stores assistants) in the correct receipt, storage, conservation and distribution of pharmacy materials. DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES All EMERGENCY international personnel are expected to know and follow the hospital admissions criteria, guidelines, protocols, and the diagnosis and treatment standards in use in the Centre, and to ensure the correct compilation of clinical records and statistics in both computer and paper formats. The main duties and responsibilities of the hospital pharmacist are: to manage the purchases in Italy or in the field (costs and quality evaluation, comparative analysis of similar products, selection of new products to insert in the handbook with the support of EMERGENCY’s Medical Division; storage and distribution to guarantee the traceability of the items); to monitor the usage (of medical supplies, consumables or reagent) once received the request from a department, evaluating the consumption and the adherence to protocols in use; to cooperate with the coordinators of the Paediatric Centres and/or First Aid Posts, connected with the hospital for the efficient planning and management of pharmaceuticals and medical materials in use; to cooperate with the logistic area in the acquisition of products coming from Italy; to monitor the purchase (budget definition and monitoring); to monitor the safety in quality of drug control responsible. MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING OF LOCAL PERSONNEL Work is always carried out alongside and in collaboration with local personnel, who thus benefit from training in the field. GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS AND EQUIPMENT Further information on the guidelines, protocols and clinical services relevant to the post along with details of the instruments and equipment available will be provided at interview and during the period of preparation for the mission. The general requirements and conditions apply to all the international staff. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (CPT) and specialization in Hospital Pharmacy or equivalent (Pharmacology); experience in the management of pharmaceutical supplies, consumables and other medical materials for hospitals and/or health centres; experience in the use of relevant management software; good organisational and logistical skills; for Sudan, experience in Cardiac Surgery departments/centres would be an advantage. REQUIRED AVAILABILITY 6 months’ overseas stay including a period of leave to be taken at the end of the mission in agreement with the coordinator. How to apply: fo.hro@emergency.it
Regional Program Manager
Countries: Senegal, United States of America Organization: International Rescue Committee Closing date: 23 Mar 2022 This role can be based in New York or Dakar. It can also be based in any other registered IRC office in West Africa. IRC’s International Programs focus on various relief, rehabilitation, and development programs for refugees, internally displaced persons and those affected by conflict and natural disasters worldwide. Each region is managed by a regional team that supports the country teams. The West Africa Region is headed by a Regional Vice President (RVP), Deputy Regional Director, and Regional Grants Director, supported by two Regional Program Officers (RPO) and two Regional Program Managers (RPM). The West Africa region includes country offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone with a project office in Liberia and a regional office in Senegal. Job Overview/Summary The West Africa RPM will be responsible, with oversight from the RPOs, for providing business development, grants management, communications and operational support to country offices in West Africa as well as to the regional unit. This role reports to the two RPOs and will provide a range of administrative and programmatic HQ support services to West Africa country programs. The RPM will work with the country office grants, partnerships and finance staff, as well as the regional team, as necessary, to ensure timely and accurate grant reporting and maintain grant records. The RPM will also assist with new proposal development as needed. The position entails potential travel to country offices as determined by country office support needs. Major Responsibilities 1. Grants Management • Review, edit, and provide substantive feedback on grant reports prior to donor submission and submit reports in a timely manner, proactively engaging with country teams to assure the inputs and content of the donor reporting is of the highest quality; • Engage and support in capacity and systems strengthening for country teams to ensure high quality and timely satisfaction of key donor compliance requirements, reporting, partnership matters, as well as adherence to IRC systems; • Review sub-award proposal packages, sub-award agreements and modifications, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS); • Assist Regional Program Officers in the preparation and review of grant proposals/modifications and submissions, including collaborating with various departments to acquire signed approvals and helping to complete proposal packages; • Assist in maintaining the region’s grant filing system and various grant and regional support trackers; • Support country teams in the management, review and approval of grant workflows • Support onboarding of grants and partnerships staff to country programs; • Support roll-out of IRC’s Project Cycle Meeting (PCM) guidance; and any new organizational process • In partnership with the Regional Program Officers, support country teams with accessing, interpreting and actioning U.S Government and UN compliance guidelines. • Collaborate with other IRC departments as needed 2. Internal and External Communications • Respond to day-to-day requests for information, and draft internal and external communications; • Provide editing and writing support for country updates, factsheets, sitreps and other communications materials, as needed 3. Administrative Support • Coordinate, schedule and participate in monthly calls with country teams; • Compile necessary documentation for and seek signatures for agreements, proposals, Power of Attorney requests; as well as any other documents needed signatures • Develop and/or manage trackers and matrixes, including donor reporting, holiday tracking, reporting analysis, subawards, etc. Other • Participate in special projects as needed and as discussed with RPOs; • Travel to West Africa country offices to provide ad hoc support or to gap fill as needed. Qualifications You have excellent interpersonal and communicative skills; the ability to effectively collaborate closely with people within and across departments in a multi-cultural environment. You are both a strong teammate and an independent performer in a fast-paced environment. You have strong administrative skills, and the ability to prioritize projects with attention to detail. • Fluent in French; • Minimum 2 years related non-profit, grants and/or administrative work experience; some field (particularly in West Africa) experience a plus; • Experience working in the West Africa region is desirable, particularly in one of the countries where IRC is currently operating: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone; • Excellent writing and editing skills: the ability to draft and edit documents for internal and external audiences; • Understanding of United States Government donors and their requirements preferred; • Ability and willingness to travel; • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Education, Public Health, International Affairs, Social Work, etc.) or equivalent work experience. Working Environment: Standard office work environment; must be willing to travel to the region. This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace. Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. How to apply: https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/23329?c=rescue
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