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Paediatrician - ANGOLA
Country: Angola Organization: Doctors with Africa CUAMM Closing date: 22 Mar 2021 Doctors with Africa CUAMM is the first NGO in the healthcare area officially recognized in Italy. Founded in 1950 with the aim of training doctors to work in developing countries, CUAMM is working in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Central African Republic implementing healthcare projects in partnership with local governments and institutions. JOB TITLE: Paediatrician JOB LOCATION: Angola, Chiulo Hospital START DATE: May-June 2021 DURATION: 12 months REQUIREMENTS University Degree in Medicine and Surgery with further specialisation in Paediatrics Good knowledge of written and spoken Portuguese Solid experience in paediatrics; the experience in neonatology will be considered as an asset Previous experience in developing countries Adaptability to live and work in a rural area KEY DUTIES The Paediatrician is responsible for the Paediatrics department and the nutritional unit. The specific tasks are: ensure the proper functioning of the Paediatric and Nutritional Unit guarantee data collection and analysis for paediatric activities implement on-the-job training and formal training of staff dedicated to neonatal and child services contribute to the good functioning of the information system and to the strategy of improving the quality of services implemented in the hospital collaborate with other hospital doctors to ensure the exchange of knowledge and the proper functioning of the hospital in all its components How to apply: http://www.mediciconlafrica.org/en/application/ Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection process is based on non-discrimination criteria and candidates are taken into consideration without distinction of ethnicity, gender, political orientation, religion, personal opinions, sexual orientation. Doctors with Africa CUAMM does not tolerate any abuse, exploitation or violence against vulnerable children and adults, nor other behaviour that does not respect human dignity from its own staff, partner staff or other staff associated with the NGO.All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the mission and values of the organization, nondiscrimination policies and safeguarding principles.
Consultancy: Media and Communications
Organization: Equality Now Closing date: 1 Mar 2021 Location: West Africa, preferably SenegalContract type: 2-5 days a week depending on project needsContract length: 6 months contract with a possibility of extension About Equality Now Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls and promoting the use of the law to advance their human rights. With a global team of 47 staff members and offices in Beirut, London, Nairobi and New York as well as presence in Amman Jordan, Delhi India, Tbilisi Georgia, and Washington, D.C., campaigns are centered on four programmatic areas: Legal Equality, End Sexual Violence, End Harmful Practices (including child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation – FGM), and End Sex Trafficking, with a cross-cutting focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls. About Spotlight Initiative Equality Now is undertaking a two-year plan of action aimed at accelerating the elimination of FGM in Africa through collaborative and multi-sectoral approaches under the Spotlight Initiative led by the United Nations Population Fund. The Initiative seeks to work with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and individual member states, media and CSOs, on ending FGM by strengthening existing anti-FGM strategies. By leveraging the capacities and strengths of diverse actors, including state and non-state agents, Equality Now and its partners push for the enactment and implementation of anti-FGM laws while at the same time addressing cross-border dimensions of the practice. About the Consultancy Equality Now seeks the services of an experienced, innovative Communication Consultant, with excellent stakeholder and project management skills, who will work with Equality Now and its partners in creating and nurturing a network of strategic communication and media allies in West Africa. The purpose of this network will be to end FGM by amplifying and highlighting the anti-FGM campaign across West Africa and connecting this work into regional anti-FGM work. The Consultant will be expected to be bilingual in English and French. Arabic would also be beneficial. Additionally, the person will have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure they can connect with the wider global Communications team and respond to reactive communications needs. This consultancy may include some travel, when safe and permitted. Roles and Responsibilities The Consultant will work with Equality Now and its partners to create and implement a sustainable multi-channel communications framework to amplify the issue of FGM in West Africa. The aim is to highlight state accountability for ending FGM in West Africa as part of the Spotlight Initiative Project. The Consultant will work in close consultation with Equality Now’s partners as well as the Communication and End Harmful Practices teams in spearheading communication advocacy interventions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Guinea-Conakry. Working directly with the Communication and Program teams in our Nairobi office, the Consultant will undertake the following successive tasks: Strategy and Network Building Network building across the region to include journalists, CSO communication teams, activists and influencers; Scoping exercise with partners to understand communications aspirations for anti-FGM work in the region; Working with the EHP team in Nairobi to ensure to connect the work in West Africa and at a Regional level; Creating a communications framework and plan in tandem with key partners; Act as communications output hub and amplifier of partner/network work; Ensure the work is represented in Equality Now’s global editorial calendar by attending regular meetings with the global team; Communications Delivery Create a communications activity timetable, with proactive communication moments that deliver on the communications plan, working with the wider comms and EHP team to deliver on the plan; React to external events to elevate EN’s and partners position in social media and the media with a view to influence decision makers and the public; Create written content for press, digital and social channels; Pitch press stories and handle inbound requests; Attend events where appropriate; Ensure a steady of flow of internal information and updates within the network; Training Train and build the capacities of the mapped journalists in West Africa; Organize and coordinate a study tour for the trained journalists aimed at illustrating cross-border FGM in select West African countries; Timeline The assignment will begin in March 2021 and run until September 2021, with the possibility of an extension to December 2021. Skills and Experience At least 5 years working experience in communications in a national, regional or international organizations; Fluent in French and English. Arabic desirable; Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills; Understanding/demonstrable experience of communications campaign strategy and project management; Understanding of the role of media in advocacy communications strategies, especially in the geography connected to the project; Must have demonstrable track record in placing stories in media outlets and have strong journalist contacts; High quality writing skills - that extend to digital channels, particularly social; A working understanding of how to use digital and social platforms - i.e. Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram; Knowledge of FGM and of the communications landscape in West Africa; An understanding of human rights institutions regionally and nationally; Takes accountability for actions and; work with minimum supervision; Must have experience in delivering media trainings and facilitating workshops desirable; Ability to produce professional, journalist level copy for publication; How to apply: Application Process Interested and qualified candidates should email their applications – under the heading “Communication Consultant, West Africa” – to equalitynownairobi@equalitynow.org, by 1 March 2021. All applicants should send the following documents as part of their application: Application letter (one page), stating your motivation and suitability for the position; CV (two pages), including the names and contact information for three recent referees; and Writing or work sample (maximum of three pages, in French or English) of original writing on a topic related to FGM in Africa or a women’s rights issue covered by Equality Now. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for interviews in the week commencing the 8th March, 2021. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Equality Now employees are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, nationality, ethnic or social origin, disability, pregnancy, mental status, HIV status, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.
She Leads Advocacy Advisor
Organization: Plan International Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization. We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation. To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do. Will you join us? The Opportunity Plan International is seeking a Youth Advocacy Advisor to manage the youth advocacy, activism and network building component of a multi-country programme, She Leads, and ensure alignment to Plan International’s global youth advocacy and movement building efforts through its Powering the Movement strategy. She Leads is a strategic partnership between Defence for Children - ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Plan International Netherlands, Terre des Hommes the Netherlands (tdh) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Equal Measures 2030 is a technical partner. The She Leads consortium brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and GYW-led groups and aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In addition to programming in these countries, a considerable part of the programming will be done at regional level, targeting regional institutions and other stakeholders operating at regional level. The consortium aims to achieve this goal by working through three interrelated domains: central to the She Leads programme is the enhancement of collective action of girls and young women in a gender-responsive civil society (civil society domain), support by increased acceptance of positive social gender norms (socio-cultural domain) and by enabling meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making by political institutions (institutional domain). She Leads adopted 10 shared principles that are based on feminist leadership and meaningful youth participation. Several of these principles focus on Girls’ and Young Women’s autonomy and meaningful participation in decision-making, on equal partnership and the values each consortium organisation brings to the partnership, on decentralized decision-making and mutual accountability and transparency, and on inclusiveness and collective care and wellbeing. The dimensions and accountability of the role are guided by these principles. The Youth Advocacy Advisor will be managed by Plan International’s Head of Youth Movements, with a dotted line to the Plan Netherlands International Advocacy lead. The role will involve being the lead person responsible for managing a multi-year girl and youth engagement strategy, facilitating cross-partner and country youth advocacy and network building efforts, ensuring meaningful global youth advocacy and building a strong, collaborative network of youth partners. The role will liaise with youth advisors from consortium partners and work across Plan International offices from country to regional and global levels. It will involve building strong relationships with youth partners and identifying and cultivating relevant external relationships such as with regional and global young feminist networks and organisations. The role will have no budget responsibilities but there will be a need to coordinate with offices to secure budget for relevant project activities. Given the scope of the programme and engagement both with consortium partners and external stakeholders and given the sensitivity of potential activism issues and speaking truth to power in a time of closing civic space, there is a high degree of risk to manage. The Advisor will be able to analyse and manage medium level partnerships, reputational and safeguarding risks and make informed, risk-based decisions, knowing when to seek strategic guidance from the Head of Youth Movement or relevant teams such as Safeguarding. About You A strong understanding of feminist movements in Africa and the Middle East and experience designing advocacy and campaign strategies and, ideally advocating at different levels will be essential in this role. You will have proven experience building networks and working with multiple partners in a participatory way and of working across diverse groups, cultures and languages. Experience working with adolescent girls and young people, including applying youth-friendly methodologies and participatory approaches to co-designing projects and of designing engaging and dynamic virtual spaces and workshops is key. Given the nature of this role you will also have practical experience of safeguarding and risk management practices. Your organisational and project management skills combined with a curious and strategic mind, a positive and visionary perspective and the ability to work with others as equal collaborators will ensure success in this role. Excellent English and either working level French or Arabic will be essential. The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. How to apply: Please visit our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=39793&company;=PlanInt for further information and to apply for this role.
Finance Manager (National staff)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: CAUSE Canada Closing date: 22 Mar 2021 The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of financial management of in country programs, ensuring compliance with CCSLP internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES · Oversee and manage daily program-wide accounting and finance functions including timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll, inventory, receivables, and payables · Plan and implement systems for financial operations in the country office and in area program offices including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record-keeping, grant management and compliance. · Train and supervise finance staff and volunteers in the program. · Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of projects. · Prepare monthly standard accounting submissions to Canada Headquarters, for review by the Financial Consultant, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner. · Prepare monthly management reports to the Canadian Finance Manager including expenditures by cost center/project and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner. · Prepare financial reports, for review by the Country Director, to donors in line with donor requirements and templates. Assist in developing annual fiscal year budgets together with the Country Director. Maintain complete filing system to support financial records. · Account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy, and control over payments. · Ensure documentations are available for External Annual Audit REQUIREMNETS · Bachelor’s degree (finance, accounting, business, or a related degree) 5+ years’ experience managing finances for donor-funded projects · Experience overseeing project budgets Knowledge of MS Excel and QuickBooks software · Knowledge of payroll and benefits How to apply: Send cover letter and CV to barb.mcintosh@cause.ca
Project Coordinator Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: British Council Closing date: 10 Mar 2021 Project Coordinator Sierra Leone Pay band: 4 Remuneration: SLL 39,761,130 per annum Post Location: Freetown Department: Education and Skills Contract type: Locally Engaged Duration: 12-month fixed term Role Purpose: The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project and operational support to the Project Manager. He / She will also support the implementation of trainings and delivery of projects in the Education and Skills portfolio. Main opportunities/challenges for this role: Given the scale and scope of the project, the Project Coordinator will be expected work in a very pragmatic, effective and dynamic way to support the implementation of project activities, coordinating trainings and workshops across Sierra Leone and provide assurance of quality impact. Requirements Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English First degree or equivalent experience Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with supporting project administration Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with coordinating project activities from planning to implementation Knowledge of basic financial administration Good communication skills Sound knowledge of Media and Communication Management Experience with conducting market research Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse range of demanding stakeholders Desirable: Proficiency in Krio Project Management qualification Project Management in an international context Knowledge of education system in Sierra Leone Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Sierra Leone. Closing Date: 10 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time How to apply: Apply directly on the British Council job site: Project Coordinator Sierra Leone (britishcouncil.org)
CONSULTANT - In country Technical Coordinator (Sierra Leone - based )
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Barcelona Institute for Global Health Closing date: 28 Feb 2021 The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases. ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry. Lugar Sierra Leona What We Are Looking for ISGlobal is seeking an experienced Epidemiologist who is interested in working in the research activities of the ongoing projects of the Maternal Child and Reproductive Health Initiative in Sierra Leone, namely: 1) Improving Care through Azithromycin Research for Infants in Africa (ICARIA): A large-scale clinical trial, “An efficacy trial of the incremental mortality benefit of IPTi plus azithromycin” whose goal is to contribute to reduce child mortality in areas of high malaria and mortality burden in Sub-Saharan Africa. The five-year project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and co-funded by La Caixa Foundation is coordinated by ISGlobal. Through the project we will evaluate the impact on childhood mortality of azithromycin (AZi) plus intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTi-SP) administered through the Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI) in Sierra Leone. The ISGlobal-led consortium includes ISGlobal, as lead research and principal recipient and responsible to the funders for the implementation of the project, and national counterparts, namely, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the College of medicine and applied health sciences (COMAHS) in Sierra Leone. The consortium will work closely with other stakeholders such as the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and GAVI to ensure that all study outputs are met. ISGlobal is the lead evaluation and research organization and is responsible for implementing a set of studies to generate evidence for global guidance on AZi administration and IPTi-SP. Specifically, ISGlobal will be responsible for designing and implementing the trial’s evaluation plan, as well as designing, analyzing and reporting the clinical and biological research studies to assess the efficacy and impact of the intervention. The ICARIA clinical trial will apply a community-based approach that fosters partnership and strengthens the dynamic link between communities and health facilities, especially for the most vulnerable people. A learning-driven approach will be employed throughout the project to generate sufficient evidence to inform WHO policy recommendations and future actions in Sierra Leone and similar sub-Saharan countries, in an effort to expand the intervention over the long-term. 2) “Multiple doses of IPTi” (MULTIPLY): MULTIPLY is a large-scale implementation project, which includes public and private European and African institutions aiming at maximising the delivery and uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for malaria in infants (IPTi), to achieve full potential and effectiveness of this intervention. It will be carried out in selected country districts of Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Togo. The 40 months project, is funded by the European and Developing Countries Trial Partnership (EDCTP) and coordinated by ISGlobal, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, in partnership with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France, the Fundaçao Manhiça (FM), Mozambique, the University of Lomé (UL), Togo, the University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland. The consortium will work closely with the Ministries of Health in Sierra Leone, Togo and Mozambique, the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as other stakeholders, to ensure that all project outputs are met. MULTIPLY will generate evidence for change and expand access to preventive chemotherapy for malaria in infants in sub Saharan Africa apply a community-based approach that fosters partnership and strengthens the dynamic link between communities and health facilities, especially for the most vulnerable people. A learning-driven approach will be employed throughout the project to generate sufficient evidence to inform WHO policy recommendations and future actions in each country, in an effort to expand the intervention over the long-term. Field research Medical sciences Epidemiology. Training and experience /Qualifications Advanced University degree in biomedical sciences Master or PhD studies in Epidemiology or Public Health Specific Requirements At least 3 years of experience of clinical research in low-income countries Verifiable experience in conducting community-based surveys Experience in managing a team Experience in managing and analyzing large data sets of clinical, laboratory, and field data Experience working in Sierra Leone (desirable) Based in Sierra Leone Exclusive dedication Ability to adapt to new environments, work effectively as part of the team and use own initiative when required Ability to design and develop activities, to achieve milestones and specific deliverables, and to meet deadlines Effective written and verbal communication skills To have a genuine interest in biomedical research of infectious diseases, capacity building and global development Key Responsibilities Support the implementation of the ICARIA trial in Sierra Leone Coordinate and oversee the daily activities of the MULTIPLY project team in Sierra Leone Supervise data collection Coordinate, supervise and perform training activities with local counterparts as required Interact with local counterparts in Sierra Leone (MoHS, COMAHS, national stakeholders), and colleagues from ISGlobal Support in the elaboration of progress reports, workplans and other documents as required by ISGlobal’s Coordinating team Prepare documents for different meetings and research conferences as required Participate in writing up of scientific manuscripts derived of the research activities Specific Duties Under the guidance of ISGlobal’s Coordinating team (Project Director (PD), Senior Advisor (SA), the candidate will be expected to: Travel on a regular basis to the project sites within the country to coordinate and supervise the monitoring, evaluation and research activities of the ICARIA & MULTIPLY projects Support all operational research activities as required Interact with local project counterparts in Sierra Leone Prepare and present reports of the activities and field trips to the Project Director / Senior Advisor Carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by ISGlobal Project Director /Senior Advisor Skills Excellent writing ability in English to elaborate high-quality and concise technical reports. Excellent presentation skills Excellent ability of initiative, coordination and team work in multicultural environments, and of interaction with staff at the project country, with governmental organizations and NGOs Flexibility. Open to new ideas and new working methods, adapt positively to change, exchange views and opinions with colleagues. Able to work independently while understanding his/her own limits Oriented to train and transfer knowledge to biomedical staff in African contexts. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, STATA (or similar statistical packages), communication applications and Web technologies Language level A very good command (advanced level) of the English language Conditions Duration:48 months Starting date: 1 March 2021 Contract: long-term consultancy contract During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. How to apply: Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: TechnicalCoordinator_Consultant_SierraLeone_Feb21, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate's name and surname. The receipt of applications will be open until 28 February 2021. Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date. Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period. In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.
Global Health Intern – 1 year contract
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Organization: Crown Agents Closing date: 24 Mar 2021 About the role Function of department The Health Team in Crown Agents is part of the ‘Health and Humanitarian Growth Cluster’ who win and deliver health and humanitarian programmes. Current projects in the CA health portfolio include the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan, the Saving Lives Project in Sierra Leone, the Results Based Financing Programme in Zimbabwe, and the multi country Ascend programme working toward the elimination and control of five neglected tropical diseases in 12 countries. Main job purpose You will provide support to the Director of Global Health and the Health team more generally, including but not limited to providing support on the delivery of health projects, the administration of the health team, as well as supporting bids and developing the health track library. Main job responsibilities General Build knowledge and experience through working with colleagues, developing networks, communicating widely Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agent’s commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested Support business planning for Crown Agents Health Team Prepare agendas and ensure relevant papers are complete and distributed prior to meetings Attend meetings as required to take notes minutes and action points Collaborate with the Director of Health on various projects and attend relevant meetings; follow up on pertinent action items Follow-up action points with Director and staff Help resolve operational pinch points which need following up and tracking across multiple business teams Operational / Delivery Support the delivery of portfolio of health programmes Growth Compile research briefs across key health topics and geographical priority areas Working in close collaboration with the team, support the submission of high quality concepts, proposals and budgets Administration Provide full administrative support including, drafting correspondence, maintenance of electronic filing systems minute taking and accurate use of English Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agent’s commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement About you Qualification Ideally, holds an MSc degree in a relevant subject (Global health; International development). Experience Solid Microsoft Office and database management skills. Experience working with budgets desirable Strong self-management skills Strong organisational skills good written communication skills comfortable working with limited direction Proven ability to work across organisations with effective communications A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation Proven organizational and time management skills: the ability to work accurately and productively in a fast-paced environment and respond/adapt to shifting priorities; Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with a variety of internal and external contacts with confidence and poise; Strong listening skills and the ability to accurately follow directions. Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to deadlines. The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently. Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor and employee information. How to apply: Apply Here
Office Support Staff
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Save the Children Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 The Role: Office Support Staff QUALIFICATIONS Senior secondary school examination certificate EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:** Essential Minimum 1year experience in similar position preferably with an NGO Effective communication (verbal and written) and ability to read and follow written and oral instructions Ability to work long hours including early mornings and evenings, Maintaining confidentiality of information obtained in the course of work. Demonstrated professional approach such as honesty, trust and loyalty Proven skills in computer (windows, Word, Excel) Self - motivated with the ability to meet deadlines Practical problem-solving skills in a difficult environment Ability to work in and promote a team environment/ concept Flexible and easily adaptable to change Sensitive to issues affecting children Committed to SCI's child protection policy CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 Months Closing date: 2nd March, 2021 The Organization We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Candidates should know that Save the Children is no longer using for job advert and therefore candidates should apply through the link that will be provided by Careers.sl. Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY How to apply: Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS40Mzk2Ni4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...
Research Associate
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Boston College Closing date: 31 Mar 2021 Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience. This is a full time (35 hours per week) benefits eligible position. This position is based in Sierra Leone. Anticipated length of employment is through November 30, 2023. The Research Associate will provide services to the research study “Long term stress and impairment in children and youth after an acute infectious disease outbreak: A longitudinal study of the social, familial and individual effects of Ebola viral disease (EVD)” (EVD Mental Health Study). Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas M. Crea, the Research Associate will provide services to the research study entitled “Long term stress and impairment in children and youth after an acute infectious disease outbreak: A longitudinal study of the social, familial and individual effects of Ebola viral disease (EVD)”. This study involves multiple local partners in Sierra Leone, including Caritas Freetown, Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES), Sustainable Health Systems (SHS), and Kenema Government Hospital (KGH). The study design includes translation of all research documents from English to Sierra Leonean Krio, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. The Research Associate will use her/his expertise in research, data collection, and knowledge working in Sierra Leone to perform bi-weekly supervision, database maintenance and provide support to the program team employed by Caritas Freetown and Kenema Government Hospital. The EVD Mental Health study is designed to examine physical and mental health outcomes for children infected by or exposed to EVD. The central research questions focus on how family and community relationships, and the experience of disease stigma, ameliorate or exacerbate children’s mental health symptoms over time. The study aims to survey 750 children and their caregivers in five districts at three one-year intervals. The results of this study will inform a critical shortage of knowledge in how acute infectious diseases are implicated in the development of mental health problems. Results will help inform the development of new interventions targeted to improve mental health for those infected or otherwise affected by acute infectious diseases. The Research Associate will join an ongoing collaboration between the Boston College School of Social Work and Caritas Freetown, and will also serve as a primary liaison with SLAES, SHS and Kenema Government Hospital. The EVD Mental Health study design includes translation of all research documents from English to Sierra Leonean Krio, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. EVD Mental Health Essential Functions ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS: Attend translation meetings and data analysis meetings at least bi-weekly. Attend data collection field visits. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. RESEARCH TASKS: Support input and quality checking of quantitative survey data. Support data management and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION: Participate in weekly online meetings with the Principal Investigator. Support organizational partners in communication and collaboration with the Caritas and KGH data collection teams. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. The Research Associate may work on a schedule falling outside normal business hours in order to meet demands in the field and cross-time zones communications. The work location is in Sierra Leone. How to apply: Please apply on this website: https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/4458?c=bc
Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: International Organization for Migration Closing date: 4 Mar 2021 Position Title: Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship) Duty Station: Freetown, Sierra Leone Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 04 March 2021 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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; 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: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office in IOM Sierra Leone and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the effective coordination and implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship project activities in line with strategic directions of the County Office. This position will require the successful candidate to be based at the IOM Country Office in Freetown, with frequent travel to border areas and other Sierra Leone districts to ensure the implementation of project activities, including technical and administrative aspects. This candidate will be responsible for coordinating, adapting and supporting the deployment of youth vocational skills and entrepreneurship skills that minimize the risk of irregular migration from Sierra Leone. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Coordinate and implement TVET and Entrepreneurship project activities, following the work plans and courses of action established in the approved project documents. Ensure timely implementation of activities as per agreed work plans and budget, in compliance with IOM and donor standards and coordination with relevant IOM RO Units and IOM COs in the Region. Analyze challenges and closely coordinate with stakeholders to revise work-plans if needed; facilitate timely reporting as per IOM and donor requirements. Liaise with the relevant Government counterparts, UN agencies and partners to ensure timely and effective implementation and monitoring of the Youth TVET/Entrepreneurship project activities. Act as a focal point of the UN Youth Task Team, collaborating with other UN agency counterparts in Sierra Leone. Provide technical inputs for the development of new concept notes/ project proposals for the mobilization of resources for the IOM Country Office in Sierra Leone. Collaborate with private companies, international partners and national NGOs to facilitate valuable project output. Supervise TVET/Entrepreneurship project support staff. Compile and disseminate information on project achievements, problems encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs for IOM Sierra Leone program managers, donors and implementing partners. Ensure timely project delivery by monitoring and following up on project deadlines, and financial and narrative reporting requirements in accordance to IOM Rules and Regulations. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master's degree in Public Policy, Development Studies, Planning, Business Management/ Administration, Engineering, or other fields relevant to management with two years of relevant professional experience; or, • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • Experience in project management or implementation in a developing country; • Experience in coordinating youth entrepreneurship-related projects; • Working experience in a resource-limited setting; • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities. Skills • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to deliver timely and high-quality products that meet end-user requirements; Strong personal ownership and ability to set and meet high professional standards; • Knowledge of youth entrepreneurship training, including financial literacy, business plan development and business mentorship; • Knowledge of structures and functions of Sierra Leone's government systems, international agencies, donors, and organizations as an advantage; • Knowledge of the region is an advantage. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Japanese is a strong 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 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. 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 04 March 2021 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 19.02.2021 to 04.03.2021 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 2021 41 Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship) (P2) Freetown, Sierra Leone (56864471) Released Posting: Posting NC56864472 (56864472) Released
She Leads Advocacy Advisor
Organization: Plan International Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization. We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation. To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do. Will you join us? The Opportunity Plan International is seeking a Youth Advocacy Advisor to manage the youth advocacy, activism and network building component of a multi-country programme, She Leads, and ensure alignment to Plan International’s global youth advocacy and movement building efforts through its Powering the Movement strategy. She Leads is a strategic partnership between Defence for Children - ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Plan International Netherlands, Terre des Hommes the Netherlands (tdh) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Equal Measures 2030 is a technical partner. The She Leads consortium brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and GYW-led groups and aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In addition to programming in these countries, a considerable part of the programming will be done at regional level, targeting regional institutions and other stakeholders operating at regional level. The consortium aims to achieve this goal by working through three interrelated domains: central to the She Leads programme is the enhancement of collective action of girls and young women in a gender-responsive civil society (civil society domain), support by increased acceptance of positive social gender norms (socio-cultural domain) and by enabling meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making by political institutions (institutional domain). She Leads adopted 10 shared principles that are based on feminist leadership and meaningful youth participation. Several of these principles focus on Girls’ and Young Women’s autonomy and meaningful participation in decision-making, on equal partnership and the values each consortium organisation brings to the partnership, on decentralized decision-making and mutual accountability and transparency, and on inclusiveness and collective care and wellbeing. The dimensions and accountability of the role are guided by these principles. The Youth Advocacy Advisor will be managed by Plan International’s Head of Youth Movements, with a dotted line to the Plan Netherlands International Advocacy lead. The role will involve being the lead person responsible for managing a multi-year girl and youth engagement strategy, facilitating cross-partner and country youth advocacy and network building efforts, ensuring meaningful global youth advocacy and building a strong, collaborative network of youth partners. The role will liaise with youth advisors from consortium partners and work across Plan International offices from country to regional and global levels. It will involve building strong relationships with youth partners and identifying and cultivating relevant external relationships such as with regional and global young feminist networks and organisations. The role will have no budget responsibilities but there will be a need to coordinate with offices to secure budget for relevant project activities. Given the scope of the programme and engagement both with consortium partners and external stakeholders and given the sensitivity of potential activism issues and speaking truth to power in a time of closing civic space, there is a high degree of risk to manage. The Advisor will be able to analyse and manage medium level partnerships, reputational and safeguarding risks and make informed, risk-based decisions, knowing when to seek strategic guidance from the Head of Youth Movement or relevant teams such as Safeguarding. About You A strong understanding of feminist movements in Africa and the Middle East and experience designing advocacy and campaign strategies and, ideally advocating at different levels will be essential in this role. You will have proven experience building networks and working with multiple partners in a participatory way and of working across diverse groups, cultures and languages. Experience working with adolescent girls and young people, including applying youth-friendly methodologies and participatory approaches to co-designing projects and of designing engaging and dynamic virtual spaces and workshops is key. Given the nature of this role you will also have practical experience of safeguarding and risk management practices. Your organisational and project management skills combined with a curious and strategic mind, a positive and visionary perspective and the ability to work with others as equal collaborators will ensure success in this role. Excellent English and either working level French or Arabic will be essential. ** How to apply: Please visit our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=39793&company;=PlanInt for further information and to apply.
Assistant·e technique (ambassadeur·rice digital·e) pour le Ministère de l'environnement en Mauritanie
Country: Mauritania Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 28 Feb 2021 À son titre d’entreprise fédérale, la GIZ aide le gouvernement fédéral allemand à concrétiser ses objectifs en matière de coopération internationale pour le développement durable. En envoyant des expert·e·s qualifié·e·s comme assistant·e·s techniques, la GIZ contribue à l'amélioration durable des conditions de vie des populations sur place Nous cherchons pour le site de Nouakchott / Mauretanie, un * * . Affectation de courte durée en tant qu’assistant·e technique (ambassadeur·rice digital·e) pour le Ministère de l'environnement en Mauritanie * * . Domaines d'activité Nous offrons la gamme des services de la GIZ pour la région de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et y mettons en œuvre des projets bilatéraux et régionaux pour le compte de divers clients en étroite interaction entre les structures internes et externes. Nous travaillons actuellement au Burkina Faso, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Sénégal et en Sierra Leone et avons des antennes de bureaux voisins en Guinée et au Liberia. Vous accompagnerez la conception technique du système d'information environnementale existant ainsi que le développement de nouvelles fonctionnalités (par exemple, l'introduction d'une cartographie) et appuierez le traitement numérique des résultats et leur accès public via des canaux de communication numériques. Ce faisant, vous contribuerez à rendre le système d'information environnementale et les données associées accessibles à d'autres utilisateurs et fournisseurs de données/informations environnementales. Vous participerez aux coordinations internes et aux comités décisionnels du ministère et le conseillerez sur d'autres projets de digitalisation. * * . Vos missions ** Soutien à la poursuite du développement du système d'information du ministère de l'environnement Explorer et réviser les pratiques numériques pour la surveillance mobile de l'environnement. Aider au développement d'une application mobile pour la surveillance du couvert végétal en collaboration avec les services environnementaux décentralisés et les conseils techniques du champ d’intervention "Gestion sensible au climat". Divulguer l'application à d'autres programmes et projets dans le domaine de la gestion décentralisée des ressources. * * . Votre profil ** Diplôme en informatique ou dans un autre domaine pertinent ou formation professionnelle pertinente avec plusieurs années d'expérience professionnelle pratique. Expérience et intérêt pour le développement organisationnel Sensibilité au travail en équipes multiculturelles Excellentes compétences en matière de communication, de présentation et d'animation Aptitude en négociation ayant un jugement clair Capacité à travailler sous pression, approche systématique du travail et niveau élevé d'autonomie Niveau de français professionnel et bonne maîtrise de l'anglais, la connaissance de l'allemand est un atout Nous attendons votre candidature d’ici au : 28.02.2021. Plus d‘informations peuvent être trouvées ici : https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id;=53600 Ce travail peut être trouvé sous l'ID de travail P1533V5598. How to apply: Nous attendons votre candidature d'ici au : 28.02.2021. Plus d'informations peuvent être trouvées ici: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id;=53600 Ce travail peut être trouvé sous l'ID de travail P1533V5598.
Financial Controller West Africa
Country: Ghana Organization: British Council Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 Financial Controller West Africa Pay band: 7 Remuneration: GHS 93,012 per annum Post Location: Accra, Ghana Department: Finance Contract type: Locally Engaged Duration: Indefinite Role Purpose: The post holder supports the Regional Financial Controller with the end to end accounting process across the operation; including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. The role holder will act as the finance lead for the financial control function in West Africa cluster, working closely with the accounting teams, and acting as the key finance business partner to senior management teams across Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. The role will manage a team of accountants based in multiple locations. Requirements Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CFA) with at least 3 years of experience post-qualification Minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in a managerial post Experience of managing a diverse team or group of stakeholders in multiple locations Excellent leadership and communication skills Able to relay complex financial information in an easy-to-understand way Highly organised and deadline oriented Experience of an ERP system Desirable: Working experience and knowledge in SAP Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Ghana. Closing Date: 2 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time How to apply: Candidates can apply via the British Council job Portal -https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/Accra-Financial-Controller%2C-West-Africa-Sub/651582301/?locale=en_GB
Technical Services Unit Senior Manager
Country: Kenya Organization: UNOPS Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 Background Information - Job-specific Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC/East and Southern Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states. The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will based in Nairobi and will be required to travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Hub Director. The Technical Services Unit (TSU) office is based in Nairobi, and will require extensive travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Multi Country Office Director. The TSU engages in multidisciplinary design, assessments and advisory work, and manages relationships with other technical stakeholders such as specialist design firms for high risk structures. The TSU provides design services for infrastructure works to project managers. Recently the team has expanded its offering to include consulting services such as assessments, feasibility studies and advisory services on a wide range of infrastructure types. We want to continue and further expand technical services to our partners and clients at a wider field of operations. The TSU currently has 15 permanent and 40+ retainer personnel including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS and specialist infrastructure advisors (for dams, ICT and biomedical works) and CAD technicians as well as support personnel. Current projects are underway / imminent in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Eswatini, Zambia, Mozambique and Cameroon. The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will provide leadership, design management and business development for the TSU and integrate the technical offering as a key differentiator for UNOPS in the sub-region. The TSU is a business unit for the Multi Country office and comes under the direction of the Director for East and Southern Africa office (KEMC). ** Functional Responsibilities The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will be required to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:- Technical Service Management Provide leadership, financial control, advice and guidance for infrastructure work undertaken by the TSU; Expand the offering of the TSU to include more advisory projects; Responsible for establishing solid working relationships with key stakeholders. Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities and progress to ensure smooth handover of the work without any issues; Secure new commissions by proactively engaging with a range of existing and potential clients; Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of progress, sustainability and post project requirements such as revisions); Manage the implementation of approved design work plans (including the establishment of milestones) in agreement with the client; Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle; Identify and manage opportunities and risks to optimize benefit to client and stakeholders;; Ensure design office capacity and personnel levels are appropriate and maintained in accordance with workload and budget; Select, recruit and train TSU team based on competencies required Lead, motivate, mentor and manage the multidisciplinary TSU team; Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards whilst on mission; Establish and maintain schedules and budgets for the design work; Serve as the spokesperson and representative for the TSU and the Multi-Country office on technical and business matters; Conduct regular performance appraisals of personnel; Develop and implement a Quality Management System for the office, including monitoring to ensure products are accepted; Works closely with the TSU Project Support Officer on financial management and oversight of the work including approval of project invoices and ensure the Unit is self-sufficient to operate throughout the year; takes responsibility for managing budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments made Perform other special projects as instructed by the Multi-Country office Director. Partnership Development Maintain close contact with clients and pursue future work; Develop new collaboration opportunities with clients and partners; Prepare expressions of interest and proposals (personnel, resourcing, methodology, proposal preparation and coordination, preparation of financial proposals and quotations etc.) that generate additional revenue and partnerships; Define TSU business development strategy for UNOPS that integrates use of the services for increased growth and impact; Explore opportunities for wider engagement of the TSU team with industry and academia; Drive innovation by developing partnerships and recommending new solutions and ideas across the organization that are designed to meet the future challenges of our operations and project delivery for the Multi-Country office; Perform market analysis and identify potential areas of new work for TSU; Develop the communication strategy and delivery of information around the TSU’s use of technology solutions for UNOPS; Provide, promote and/or facilitate personnel development opportunities (for technical and non-technical personnel in TSU); ** Education A Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or related Engineering field is required; A university Degree (Bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or related Engineering field, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree; ** Experience At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Infrastructure designs and projects is required; At least 2 year experience in managing multidisciplinary and/or multicultural teams is required; At least 2 years exposure of infrastructure designs or infrastructure projects in fragile state or developing countries is required; Experience working in conflict or post-conflict context is an advantage. Experience in budget management, leadership, partnership development, stakeholder management, advisory services and project financial control will be an added advantage ** Languages Fluency in English language is required; ** Competencies Strategic Perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. Leading self and others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Result Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Solution focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. ** Contract type, level and duration Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: IICA 3 (ICS 11) Contract duration: ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’ For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx This position is based in a family duty station ** Additional Considerations Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. ** Background Information - UNOPS UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. Working with us UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines. Diversity With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates. Work life harmonization UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. How to apply: Click below link to apply for this vacancy https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=19583
Final Evaluation of WASH and Education Project.
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Mission Alliance Closing date: 1 Mar 2021 Mission Alliance in West Africa (Misjonsalliansen, Norway) is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified consultant to undertake a final evaluation of the Digni funded project, “Transformation, Restoration, and Community Empowerment 2 Project” implemented by the United Methodist Church Sierra Leone Annual Conference. The overall development goal of this project is to “contribute to improved health, human security, enhanced quality education and empowered communities.” The outcomes are centered around two main thematic areas, Education and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). The desired outcomes are: • Improved teaching and learning environment. • Increased retention of pupils in primary education. • Improved capacity of teachers in community schools. • Improved health through behavior change. The project intends to achieve these outcomes through: • the construction and rehabilitation of schools, • awareness raising on the importance of education, • teacher training, • the construction of wells and toilets, • hygiene and sanitation awareness, and • the establishment of WASH committees and school clubs. A full Terms of Reference document and other supporting information can be found at: https://misjonsalliansen.no/evaluation-of-community-empowerment-project-sierra-leone How to apply: Applicants should email an expression of interest to Mission Alliance: admin@malib.no by 5.00 pm (Coordinated Universal Time) by Monday 01 March 2021. Any questions can also be emailed prior to the closing date. Expressions of interest should include the following information: • Outline of proposed methods and processes. • A proposed schedule for the evaluation, including preparation, desk-top review, fieldwork and drafting, including an outline of what resources you will require for each. • Details of the applicant(s) relevant background and experience • Proposed budget including daily rate for the proposed staff. • Examples of previous work undertaken. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, after which a final selection will be made.
A COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE - LIBERIA
Country: Liberia Organization: Action Contre la Faim France Closing date: 13 Mar 2021 RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of the Sierra Leone & Liberia Country Director, you are responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the country strategy and for the overall supervision of the country staff in Liberia (2 bases of operations in Monrovia and Saniquellie Nimba). More precisely, you will be in charge of: Coordinate and implement Action Against Hunger's strategy at country level Coordinate overall implementation of programs, monitoring and reporting Manage the team at field level Manage, supervise and monitor the partnership agreements Manage external relations with government, Donors and Partners Facilitate good working relationships with Sierra Leone and with the coordination team Manage overall security and safety at field level REQUESTED PROFILE You hold a Master's degree in humanitarian international field. You have at least 5 years professional experience in implementing in emergency and development programs (specifically health and nutrition, food security, WASH) or emergency program in a humanitarian or development context, including at least 3-year professional experience within a coordination or senior management team. You have proven working in an emergency humanitarian and development context. You demonstrate strong leadership, managerial, communication and capacity building skills. You are familiar with donor's regulation and policies. You are organised, able to set priorities you demonstrate autonomy, decision making and ability to work under pressure. You have strong skills on networking, negotiation and influencing You know how to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment Experience working with/through local partners is a plus. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS / SALARY Specific conditions/salary for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT: Country/base : Liberia, Morovia 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation Monthly gross salary : from 2735 à 3185EUR upon experience Monthly per diem and living allowance: 758 $ net, field paid Monthly country allowance: 150EUR Child allowance Pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens : 16% of the gross monthly salary Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses and repatriation insurance Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 EUR at each RnR period Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge © ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination. ]]> How to apply: Pour postuler, cliquez sur ce lien / To apply, please click on this following link : apply here
Finance Controller
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: GOAL Closing date: 26 Feb 2021 Job Description Job Title: Financial Controller Country: Sierra Leone Location: Freetown Contract Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension Reports to: Country Director General Description of the Programme GOAL has worked in Sierra Leone since 1998 and currently implements activities in Western Area Urban, Kenema, and Kambia Districts from its head office in Freetown and regional offices in Kambia and Kenema. The GOAL Sierra Leone programme contributes to poverty and vulnerability reduction through the implementation of market systems based, multi-sectoral, integrated programmes health systems strengthening, water, sanitation & hygiene, and girls empowerment interventions. GOAL places a strong focus on accountability, and mainstreams gender, child protection, HIV and environment across all programs and operations. Overview of the role The Financial Controller is responsible for the financial management, internal control systems, management of funds, and reporting requirements of the organization. The successful candidate will ensure timely submission of required donors reports, monthly management accounts to GOAL Dublin, statutory reports and other ad hoc reporting to relevant authorities, as well as budget preparation and monitoring of the programme. As a key member of the senior management team, the Financial Controller will contribute to the overall development and running of the country programme People Management and SMT membership Report directly to Country Director in country, maintaining oversight of the GOAL Sierra Leone finances. Work closely with the Finance Director in Dublin and other SMT members in country to provide guidance and oversight of the finance function. Providing leadership direction, and capacity building support for the in-country Finance Team. Providing training and support to financial and non-financial staff regarding GOAL’s financial procedures and internal controls, and programme management tools. Ensuring GOALs values and policies, including accountability and equality, are reflected in the work of the Finance Team. Financial Management Prepare monthly management accounts for approval by Country Director for submission to Dublin adhering to the strict reporting deadlines as set by the Global Finance Director Ensure proper financial systems, in Freetown head office and in the field offices (both GOAL’s and its partners) are in place and implemented to accurately record all expenditure. Liaise with legal advisers in Sierra Leone and HQ, as well as with local accountants & auditors relating to GOAL Sierra Leone’s reporting and tax payments. Ensure compliance with GOALs standard accounting procedures and policies across the Sierra Leone programme and actively monitor internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular ensure appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively. Ensure preparation and retention of documentation to facilitate the annual external audit, donor audits, internal audits and revenue audits. Review monthly and quarterly donor status reporting for submission to GOAL Head Office, Dublin, adhering to strict deadlines. Oversee all cash management, including cash counts and cash transfers to field sites and partners in cooperation with the Programmes & Logistics team ensure that GOAL Iraq is in compliance with all relevant donor and internal guidelines. Maintain and keep updated Sierra Leone Finance Manual with any approved exceptions to the standard GOAL worldwide Finance Manual, including a summarized and simplified finance and logistics manual for use by project managers and other field based staff. Donor finance Ensure cost allocations basis among donors are reasonable in line with GOAL recommended methods. Review financial reporting to donors and other regulatory bodies, adhering to strict deadlines, coordinating with local legal and accounting advisors as appropriate, Review the financial sections of donor proposals, budgets and reports. Review GOAL annual and quarterly rolling budgets. Monitor and assist program managers with the financial management of programme budgets including expenditure forecasting, and ensuring the Budget Monitoring Tool (BMT) is completed in a timely manner. Improving financial capacity Manage/supervise and work closely with local financial, administrative and partner staff. Managing and building capacity on financial systems for GOAL partners and GOAL SL staff Reviewing MOUs and contracts for suppliers and vendors engaged with the programme Responsibility for ensuring local compliance with the employee tax deductions, that all relevant statutory deductions are made from the employees’ salaries and paid out to the appropriate authorities, coordinating with local legal, accounting, and human resource advisors as appropriate. Provide support to human resources on personnel and staff issues which have financial implications. Any other duties as mutually agreed with the Country Director and the GOAL Global Finance Director Requirements (Person Specification) Essential Qualified accountant. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent. At least five years’ experience, with at least one of these overseas. At least one year’s team management experience Willingness and ability to work in a pressurized environment, producing work of high quality to strict deadlines. Experience in dealing with institutional donors such as DFID, USAID, EC, UN, private foundations. Familiarity with donor rules and regulations (Particularly EU, Irish Aid, USAID). Flexible and reliable, with excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills. Excellent analytical and writing skills (English) Strong IT skills and systems experience – Advanced Excel experience and SAGE experience is highly desirable. Strong experience liaising with governmental/local authorities and other NGOs Culturally sensitive and empathic to others, with a ‘can do’ attitude. Our package includes a competitive salary, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates. Accountability within GOAL Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: · Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols. · Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area. · Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner. General Terms and Conditions *This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. ** How to apply: Please make your applications using the link below: https://www.goalglobal.org/careers/?vacancy=2769975
Head of Project - Cocoa Value Chain Development*
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Welthungerhilfe Closing date: 28 Feb 2021 The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Kenema, Sierra Leone. The project in Kenema aims at fostering the cocoa value chain development along the whole value chain - agricultural cocoa production, processing including improved fermentation, drying, packing and transportation as well as the manufacturing of cocoa into premium chocolate and cocoa liquor. As Head of Project you will be responsible for the coordination among the consortium partners and government stakeholders, planning and operative implementation of the project while ensuring financial compliance and high-quality reporting to Welthungerhilfe's Country Office and donors. Your responsibilities Carrying out the project according to the rules and standards of the co-financing donors and Welthungerhilfe standards Ensuring that all project relevant support is in place (monitoring, logistics, finance, administration, etc.) Modifying and continuing project planning and the project budget Developing the organic value chain of cocoa from the production of beans to premium chocolate Supporting technical working groups with expertise for the development of national policies and standards for organic cocoa production as well as organic chocolate and cocoa liquor manufacturing Coordinating and harmonizing approaches among implementing partners Coordination with national stakeholders on local and national level (e.g. agriculture, trade, research) Your profile A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in project management Professional experience in the field of the cocoa value chain development is mandatory Excellent coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure Co-operation and team skills Very good oral and written command of English 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. 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 28, 2021 by following this link.
MERL Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening
Organization: Last Mile Health Closing date: 5 Mar 2021 The Role At Last Mile Health (LMH), we dig data. Do you have experience leading innovative monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) for health system strengthening of global community health programs? If so, you may be our next MERL Specialist for Health System Strengthening. The Global MERL team is building a robust system of measurement, evaluation, and learning to drive improvement of programmatic work at Last Mile Health. The MERL Specialist for Health System Strengthening will work with country teams to develop and implement MERL plans to measure and understand progress, outcomes, and impacts of health systems strengthening activities across Last Mile Health programs in Liberia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone. MERL Plans will focus on technical assistance, health financing, health workforce strengthening, and advocacy. Reporting to the Global Director of MERL, the Specialist will collaborate with the country and global teams to understand program goals and implementation then bring responsive methods to assess and learn from progress towards reaching goals. To support data use and adaptive management, the MERL Specialist will analyze and share findings with country team programs, executive leadership, and identified external stakeholders including but not limited to LMH funders and Ministries of Health. (This position is open to candidates located in Malawi, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and in the United States (preference to New York City and Boston but other locations may be considered). Candidates must have the ability to work in one of the countries listed above. Please note that our US offices are currently closed due to COVID 19 and all US-based staff are working remotely. What You’ll Do Directly lead and/or provide technical leadership to develop and implement MERL plans for programs and activities related to health system strengthening, financing, health workforce, policy change, and advocacy. Engage program teams to ensure MERL plans are fit for purpose and responsive to programmatic priorities and learning needs. Develop organizational and country-level metrics to measure the sustainability of investments for community-based primary care and advocacy short and long-term impact of global and country-level advocacy activities. Lead or contribute to assessments of the health workforce and resource mapping. Collaborate on or contribute inputs for costing studies (e.g., cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit). Adapt or develop data collection tools (e.g., surveys, key informant interview guides, focus group guides) and implement those tools. Share findings with program teams and collaborate to use findings to refine strategies, strengthen programs, and improve activities. Support MERL activities as requested by MERL team leadership and work to strengthen organizational-wide knowledge of MERL. Provide effective coaching, mentorship and professional development related to MERL activities within the MERL team and across LMH to strengthen organizational-wide knowledge of MERL. What You’ll Bring Several years of professional experience in public health and/or international development, specifically in MERL activities for health system strengthening, policy, health financing, and advocacy initiatives. Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or other related field Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative MERL methods. Demonstrated experience applying equity principles to MERL activities. Experience developing MERL plans, reports, publications, whitepapers, toolkits, and factsheets. Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and ability to collaborate with and provide technical support to internal teams and external partners, government counterparts. Demonstrated experience facilitating inclusive conversations with a range of stakeholders across geographies and cultural contexts. Deep knowledge of African health systems, health finance, health workforce, policy, and advocacy. Ability to communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences Experience persuading stakeholders to adopt policies/programs strategically as aligned with the evidence and appropriate for the local context. Experience contributing to grant/proposal writing and reporting to donors. You’ll Impress Us if You have experience collaborating with and coaching program/implementing teams to support data use. You have experience in global health or international development, specifically the continent of Africa is preferred. You have a Masters Degree in the areas of Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or a related field Benefits Information As LMH strives to increase transparency into our compensation principles we are highlighting below more details around our compensation policy and benefits associated with this position. In line with our compensation principles, this position will pay at the 50th to 60th percentile of the market to which you are employed. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process. Principles guiding our compensation policy: Data-Driven: We benchmark salaries against large datasets containing compensation data from organizations with whom we compete for talent. We benchmark salaries for specific roles and specific candidate experience. Competitive: Candidates should be paid the most competitive salaries possible for their position given budgetary constraints. We aim to pay above market, typically between the 50th-60th percentile of the market. Transparent: Compensation policies should be transparent and easily understood. We want all candidates to understand how we set salaries and to know we aim to pay competitively. Equitable: Compensation should be implemented consistently across candidates of different identities, teams, and geographies, while keeping into account the different talent markets and economies we operate in. Responsible: LMH needs to operate in a sustainable way and practice good stewardship of our resources. About Last Mile Health Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Boston, and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. How to apply: Please submit your application here.
Welbodi Partnership Trustee
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Welbodi Partnership Closing date: 26 Feb 2021 Welbodi Partnership is a UK-registered charity working to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in Sierra Leone. Since 2008, Welbodi Partnership has worked in partnership with hospital management, health facility staff, and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to improve maternal and child health outcomes in Sierra Leone. We do this through a range of health system strengthening activities, staff training, hospital improvement projects, and community engagement. Our vision is that all women and children in Sierra Leone will have access to effective essential healthcare services characterised by respect and dignity for all, including patients, communities and staff. Our mission is to build the capacity of the health system in Sierra Leone to reduce the number of women and children who are sick, suffer, or die unnecessarily. *For further information, please see: www.welbodipartnership.org* We are currently seeking up to two new Trustees to join our team of skilled, passionate and committed individuals. If you are interested in being part of the next phase of our development and have time and skills to offer, then please do get in touch. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and are keen to increase representation from the region in which we work, therefore we are particularly keen to receive applications from Sierra Leone nationals with expertise in finance, business, fundraising or health care. We also welcome applications from people who have not previously served as a Trustee. Please note that Trustees are honorary posts, with reimbursement for out of pocket expenses. The expected time commitment is approximately 8 days per year comprising of occasional advice and support to the Welbodi team in your area of expertise, quarterly Board meetings over Skype, preparation for Board meetings, including reading updates and engagement with the senior management team and other activities as required to ensure the smooth and effective running of the charity. We plan one face to face Board meeting per year, either in Freetown or London. Purpose of the role The Trustees are collectively responsible for the governance of Welbodi Partnership (WP), ensuring it is effectively and sustainably run and ensuring that the mission of WP is being delivered, meeting its overall purposes. Trustees have a legal responsibility for WP’s management and administration, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. The Board consists of a minimum of three officers and one ordinary member who work together and take overall responsibility for WP. Primary Responsibilities of the Board · Furthering the WP’s overall purpose, as set out in its governing document, and setting its direction and strategy – for example, by developing plans and strategies and monitoring progress. · Ensuring the work of WP is effective, responsible and legal – for example, by the use of policies and procedures and systems for monitoring and evaluating the charity’s work. · Safeguarding finances, resources and property and ensuring they are used to further WP’s purposes – for example, by insuring and documenting assets, maintaining financial systems, monitoring income and expenditure and ensuring the charity is financially sustainable or viable. · Being ‘accountable’ to those with an interest or stake in or who regulate WP – for example, by preparing annual reports and accounts and consulting with stakeholders. Being clear about the people who carry out work on behalf of WP – trustees, staff, volunteers – establishing and respecting boundaries between the governance role of the board and operational or day to day matters. · Ensuring the Board operates effectively – for example, ensuring it receives the right reports and advice, by planning the recruitment and induction of trustees, providing trustees with support and training or carrying out reviews or appraisals of the board’s effectiveness. · Providing advice and support to fundraising activities. Duties of the Trustee 1. Ensure that WP is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit Trustees must make sure that WP is carrying out the purposes for which it is set up, and no other purpose. This includes: · Ensure you understand the charity’s purposes. · Plan what WP will do, and what you want it to achieve. · Be able to explain how all of the charity’s activities are intended to further or support its purposes. · Understand how the charity benefits the public by carrying out its purposes. 2. Comply with WP’s governing document and the law Trustees must: · Make sure that WP complies with its governing document. · Comply with charity law requirements and other laws that apply to WP. · Take reasonable steps to find out about legal requirements, for example by reading relevant guidance or taking appropriate advice when you need to. 3. Act in WP’s best interests Trustees must: · Do what is required to best enable WP to carry out its purposes. · Make balanced and adequately informed decisions, thinking about the long term as well as the short term. · Avoid putting yourself in a position where your duty to your charity conflicts with your personal interests or loyalty to any other person or body. · Not receive any benefit from WP unless it is properly authorised and is clearly in the organisation’s interests; this also includes anyone who is financially connected to you, such as a partner, dependent child or business partner. 4. Manage WP’s resources responsibly Trustees must act responsibly, reasonably and honestly. This is sometimes called the duty of prudence. Prudence is about exercising sound judgement, so Trustees must: · Make sure WP’s assets are only used to support or carry out its purposes. · Avoid exposing WP’s assets, beneficiaries or reputation to undue risk. · Not over-commit WP. · Take special care when investing or borrowing. · Comply with any restrictions on spending funds or selling land. · Ensure appropriate procedures and safeguards in place and take reasonable steps to ensure that these are followed. 5. Act with reasonable care and skill As someone responsible for governing a charity, you: · Must use reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary. · Should give enough time, thought and energy to your role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all Trustees’ meetings. 6. Ensure WP is accountable Trustees must comply with statutory accounting and reporting requirements. You should also: · Be able to demonstrate that WP is complying with the law, well run and effective. · Ensure accountability within WP, particularly where you delegate responsibility for particular tasks or decisions to staff or volunteers. Trustee Specification Knowledge and Experience · An interest in the work of Welbodi Partnership. · Expertise in healthcare, finance, business or fundraising experience. Skills · Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal communication skills and the ability to support the Chair and other Board members. · The ability to promote the work of Welbodi Partnership across a diverse network. · Ability to provide strategic leadership. · Ability to support informed, rigorous decision-making. · Work effectively and collaboratively within a team. Values · Personal integrity · Alignment with the values of Welbodi Partnership How to apply: While we have an open application process, we encourage potential applicants to submit as soon as possible. For more information about the role please email the Chair of the Board at c.green@welbodipartnership.org. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, CV, and contact details of two referees to jobs@welbodipartnership.org with the following subject title: Application – Trustee. Please include the following in your cover letter (2 pages maximum): a. Reasons for applying to this position b. Overview of key experience related to this post c. Your country of residence and nationality d. Date you are able to commence and duration of availability For any queries relating to the position, please email jobs@welbodipartnership.org
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