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Switzerland: External Relations Intern
Organization: Civitas Maxima Country: Switzerland Closing date: 07 Feb 2020 Civitas Maxima External Relations Intern About Civitas Maxima: Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) based in Monrovia. CM represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. CM was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization**.** CM is an equal opportunity employer. For more information: civitas-maxima.org Facebook: @civitasmaxima @Quest4Liberia Twitter: @Civitas_Maxima Internship Description: CM is looking for a part-time external relations intern from February until July 2020 to support the organization. The intern will liaise between the private fundraising and the communications departments, importing data and assist in organising events. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director and the Communication Manager. The candidate must possess a valid working permit. Working language is English. Requirements: · Bachelor / Master’s degree: the candidate could still be in the process of obtaining her/his degree. · Native or close to native French speaker. · Respect for other cultures and value systems · Organized, ability to work independently, and to take initiative. · Knowledge of Salesforce and InDesign a plus What we offer: · Friendly and easy-going environment · flexible schedule · direct impact · training and experience How to Apply: To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to this position to CM’s Communications and Outreach manager (rebecca_senior@civitas-maxima.org) before February 7th, 18:00 Geneva time. A small monthly stipend will be provided. How to apply:How to Apply: To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to this position to CM’s Communications and Outreach manager (rebecca_senior@civitas-maxima.org) before February 7th, 18:00 Geneva time. A small monthly stipend will be provided.
Sierra Leone: Monitoring & Evaluation, mentoring and coaching Consultant
Organization: Montrose Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 07 Feb 2020 Montrose is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and other development stakeholders. Background Montrose has been contracted to support the Monitoring, Evidence, Learning and Review (MELR) of the DFID Saving lives in Sierra Leone (SLiSL) programme. SLiSL seeks to save women’s and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health services. The programme’s purpose is to achieve a sustainable step-change in health outcomes for under-fives, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers. The five-year programme is divided into two phases: Phase 1 was from October 2016 to September 2018, and Phase 2, from October 2018 to March 2021. One of the components of the MELR program is “provision of Technical Assistance to DPPI and DRCH”, with a special focus on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E;). Within the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), the Directorate of Policy, Planning, and Information (DPPI) is responsible for overseeing all M&E; activities, which includes the National Health Information System (DHIS2) for tracking key health indicators. DPPI also supports ministry-wide Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) needs, policy and planning coordination, health financing activities, and coordinating with the Research and Training directorate for research activities. The Directorate of Reproductive and Child Health (DRCH) is responsible for Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Child Health and Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), National Adolescent Health, School Health programme and the Quality Management Program (QMP). In 2018, new Directors were appointed to lead both the DPPI and the DRCH. To achieve strategic goals there is an increased emphasis on M&E; functions as well as a critical need to build staff capacity in a systematic approach. Discussions between Montrose and the Directors recognised the necessity of assessing staff, taking into consideration current and future requirements. The objective of the first phase of the Organisational Development was to (a) conduct an organisational capacity assessment of the DPPI and M&E-related; positions for the DRCH and (b) propose a recruitment and capacity-building plan including a way forward for the proposed M&E; TA by SLiSL/MELR/ Montrose. In addition to implementing the proposed capacity building plan within the DPPI and DRCH in the project’s second phase, Montrose also plans to leverage selected activities from the first phase and extend them to other key MoHS directorates. The milestones include: Capacity building plan developed with measurable milestones based on M&E; capacity assessment M&E; infrastructure systems are more streamlined and functioning. National and Programme Staff are receiving coaching and mentorship in M&E; M&E; systems fully operational with staff managing systems To support DPPI and DCRH, Montrose will specifically (but not exclusively) utilise two TAs whose primary engagement objective is to coach and mentor staff in M&E; by building capacity in a formalised, systematic coaching/mentoring arrangement. The two TA M&E; Coach/Mentor positions will equally apportion the national staff between them and work in close collaboration and communication to ensure consistency in methodology and approach. However, only one TA M&E; Coach/Mentor will support the M&E; unit leader. The DPPI M&E; team currently assigns each M&E; team member to serve as an internal expert for the various MoHS districts and programmes. Both TA M&E; Coach/Mentor positions will act a master coach and mentor to guide each of the national staff as they in turn coach and mentor their assigned programme and district-level M&E; staff. The coaching/mentoring approach will consist of a short diagnostic phase to confirm and define objectives and measures followed by regular coaching sessions and routine follow up and support. Two positions will be required for nine months. At the end of nine months, a determination will be made if an extension of both or only one TA should be made until the project closes in March 2021). The TAs will establish a written agreement with each coachee/mentee that sets the goals and timeline along with assurances of confidentiality, where appropriate, due to the potentially sensitive and proprietary nature of information discussed during coaching sessions. In this situation, the coaching would also focus on the gaps identified in the competency assessment completed during Phase 1 and work with the staff to focus on areas of concern related to their responsibilities according to the directorate/unit work plan. As part of its responsibilities, the TAs will support DPPI M&E; in conducting RACI charting exercises amongst themselves. With the support of the TA, the national M&E; staff would use the same coaching methodology with the district and programme staff (cascaded approach) as the TAs use with them. Purpose of the Consultancy The consultant will serve as a TA M&E; Coach/Mentor as part of the MELR team. The Consultant in close collaboration with the Technical Lead will help feed into the M&E; Framework for Phase 2 of the SLiSL, development of nested logframes for the Implementing Partners, development of monitoring and tracking tools for use by MELR. They will be responsible for responsible for providing technical support to the MoHS directorates (including DPPI and DRCH) on M&E; specific activities. The overarching objectives of this consultancy are to build the capacity of national M&E; staff to act as internal experts through coaching and mentoring them to perform the work themselves rather than doing it for the M&E; staff and helping national staff to in turn to mentor and coach programme and district level M&E; officers as they build their capacity. See sections on Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant and Deliverables below. Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant The following are the specific roles and responsibilities of the Consultant; · Provides systematic coaching and mentoring to the MoHS directorates and district staff on MELR related M&E; pieces to ensure capacity building and knowledge transfer Assesses strengths and weaknesses, develops individual coaching plans, and provides appropriate coaching and mentoring interventions Guides M&E; staff in designing and developing data collection tools and M&E; frameworks using the Log Frame approach for the MoHS (including DPPI and DRCH) and donor-supported programmes, in concert with MoHS monitoring and evaluation policies, standards Helps the national M&E; staff strengthen communication and reporting relationships between national and programme/facility-level M&E; staff. Helps the national M&E; staff to develop policy briefs based on evidence from HMIS Helps the national M&E; staff to design bench aides and other guidelines to improve data quality facility level. Promotes increased cross-functional collaboration through supporting DPPI in conducting RACI charting exercises (or similar) amongst among the M&E; team (national, programme, and facility levels). Advises M&E; leadership in developing individual development plans (as part of the MoHS Individual Performance Appraisal System “IPAS”) for their staff, ensuring they will complement the TA coaching and mentoring capacity building activities. Supports M&E; staff in developing frameworks, methodologies and databases for monitoring the achievement of internal and international goals (e.g. SDG); including preparation for monitoring of UHC and monitoring of PBF Identifies innovative evaluation methodologies and supports their incorporation into MoHS operations. Assists in promoting uniform communication about M&E; indicators to all relevant stakeholders Supports M&E; staff in developing and adapting tools, guidance, training materials, and manuals in monitoring and evaluation May assist the DPPI in monitoring and evaluation designs, strategies and approaches May support Health Information Management activities to ensure data is available at the national level for reporting purpose Works with DPPI leadership to ensure a substantive quality assurance framework based on credible data collection, as well as achieving high-standard, user-friendly monitoring and evaluation reports. May assist with field visits for data verification and supportive supervision to promote joint problem-solving and communication for data accuracy. Supports development of research and provision of key results to DPPI Participates in integrated supportive supervision within the district’s health facilities to ensure that timely and quality data is used in decision making by all health facilities and internal verification teams. Supports the M&E; unit in their role of assisting with implementation of the Performance Based Finance, monitoring its effectiveness, performance indicators, and payment processing. Coaches the M&E; staff to develop and introduce a verification checklist Supports the M&E; unit in developing annual work plans and strategic documents. Provides coaching and mentoring to increase M&E; staff’s facilitation/training skills Required Competencies Credible – Demonstrates exceptional M&E; skills mastery gained through at least ten years of related M&E; experience and builds rapport and trust with each coachee/mentee. Balanced Challenger - Encourages the coachee/mentee to stretch beyond what the coachee/mentee may feel is possible without overwhelm; Provides candid but compassionate feedback and supports coachee/mentee in overcoming emotional barriers. Adaptable – Meets each coachee/mentee at the level they’re at, asks powerful questions which help the coachee/mentee gain their own insights. Respects individual learning and performance styles while guiding coachee/mentee to perform the work (not doing it for them) to maximize development and growth Collaborative – Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence to cooperate with the DPPI team and TA M&E; coach/mentor counterpart and supporting stronger connections among the M&E; national unit and MoHS programme and district-level M&E; staff Essential Skills, Qualifications, and Attributes: Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field is preferred At least 5 years relevant experience – including in Monitoring and Evaluation. At least 5 years previous international development project management or delivery experience in Sierra Leone Knowledge of the health sectors in Sierra Leone an advantage Experience of working within government sectors, particularly health Experience in coaching and monitoring A passion for doing development work better, working with all types of stakeholder, partner, client, consultant, government counterpart, and community members to improve people’s lives Exceptional drive, and a willingness to work hard to deliver high quality outcomes Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail Excellent written and spoken English, with the ability to produce accurate, inspiring and relevant content. Excellent problem-solving skills, with the experience of seeking creative ways to overcome complex problems Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) Right to live and work in Sierra Leone essential (currently based in Freetown an advantage) Desirable Understanding of DHIS 2.0 sorftware and HMIS systems desirable Knowledge of other languages (Krio, Mende, Temne, Limba) How to apply:How to Apply If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here by Friday 7th February 2020. Please visit our website for our Privacy Policy (http://www.montroseint.com/privacy-policy/) and how job applicants’ personal data is processed and protected. A full version of our Privacy Policy related to job applicants is also available from dataprivacy@montroseint.com
Mozambique: Administration Coordinator (National Staff Position)
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Mozambique Closing date: 03 Feb 2020 Background The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Organizational Context The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized into four main Business Groups in Geneva, and five Business Groups in the field, namely; Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). The Africa Regional Office is organized in Country Cluster Support Teams (CCST) covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and Djibouti, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as Country Offices in Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Niger and Central Africa. The Southern Africa Country Cluster office supports 9 South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique was hit by two category 4 tropical cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) in one season. Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) indicated that 1.5 million people were affected, including more than 140,000 people displaced – many sheltered across 139 evacuation centres, spontaneous settings and makeshift shelters at peak emergency moment. Some 603 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the cyclone, according to the most recent reports issued by INGC. At the same time, more than 1,600 people were injured, and more than 230,000 houses were damaged and destroyed. Tropical Cyclone Idai has also affected Mozambique’s food security and livelihoods in the long term, due to extensive damage to standing crops immediately before the harvest season due in the months of March-April as well as loss of seeds and tools . The entire southern Africa region has been facing the effects of the ongoing El Niño with below-average cumulative rainfall and abnormally high temperatures for the 2018/19 season. The whole southern Africa region has suffered from sustained drought in recent years. Nearly one month later, cyclone Kenneth has hit Northern Mozambique’s coastal province of Cabo Delgado. The cyclone Kenneth has left destructions of houses, standing crops and key installations. The assessment report indicates that over 37,000 houses either have been damaged or destroyed. IFRC has revised Emergency Appeal to assist households affected by cyclone Kenneth. IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal on 19 March for CHF 31 million which was revised on 06 May for CHF 32 million to assist 172,500 people affected by cyclones Idain and Kenneth for 24 months. The Emergency Appeal operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, WATSAN, protection, gender and Inclusion and Disaster Risk Reduction and national society capacity strengthening in emergency. Job Purpose To coordinate the Administrative functions of the Mozambique Operation in line with Federation procedures and policies, in a coordinated fashion to compliment the delivery of programming, administrative and financial support to all departments. Job Duties and Responsibilities Co-ordinate out-sourced functions such as office and facilities maintenance, conferencing, gardening and catering to ensure cost effectiveness and service delivery in accordance with agreements. Ensure that all in-coming international staff are well facilitated, and that they return all equipment, assets and any other property in their possession before they are signed off. Implement standardized filing and archiving system, Asset management and Inventory management for the Operation while promoting adherence to the same among programme departments. Draft and keep up-to-date procedures and guidelines on housing, telephone, travel and other administrative processes as necessary and promote adherence to them. Support system improvement initiatives and ensure smooth roll out in the operation. Ensure proper maintenance of office equipment as well as the provision of office consumables. Together with the Facilities Technician, maintain an up-to-date inventory of the moveable assets of the Operation. Coordinate the management of telephone lines including direct lines and mobile phones, monitoring, monthly costs and liaising with senior IT/Telecom Officer on obtaining reports. Manage in E-contract system all Administrative contracts by keeping track of expiry dates, renewals, notice periods, payments, etc. Whenever necessary, seek legal services. Ensure that all utility bills are settled in time and that there are no service interruptions. Work with the security officer to enhance security in the office premises. Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as may be determined by the Operations Manager. Supervise Facilities and Welcome services and work closely with Travel Service to ensure prompt and high-quality service delivery. Propose and Support National Societies development initiatives. Support the Operations Manager on all Administration related matters namely on local policy reviews and contract negotiation Education Master’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or any other relevant fields (Required) Experience 7-year experience in administration management (Required) Previous experience working for the Federation and/or National Society or a comparable International organisation (Preferred) Experience in managing and developing teams (Required) Experience in training on Admin matters (Required) Experience in preparation of Admin reports (Required) Strong communication and administrative skills; specifically, in office management (Required) Knowledge, skills and languages High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure Excellent staff management skills Self-Motivated, proactive with good judgement and initiative Fluently spoken and written English & Portuguese Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic) Competencies and values National Society Relations Diversity Teamwork Communication Professional ism Innovation Accountability Comments The Federation is an equal opportunity employer. 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Fragile States Advisor - West Africa
Organization: Tearfund Closing date: 02 Feb 2020 Are you passionate about ending poverty in Fragile States? You might well be who Tearfund is looking for to fill this role. Tearfund's West Africa team is currently recruiting for an experienced person who is able to join the team to build understanding and implementation of the fragile states corporate priority in the countries in the region. The individual will bring a wealth of experience in needs assessment, conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity assessments, project design, measuring impact related to Fragile States to build understanding and implementation of the fragile states corporate priority in the countries in the region. Technical support to the Fragile States priority in the West Africa region Your major role will be to ensure countries and staff in the region are receiving technical advice in the design, implementation and measurement of the impact of the Fragile States root causes work, including Peace Building, Youth and Leadership, and Advocacy. You will be part of the wider Peace Building and Conflict Unit, share learning from the countries with the Unit, support the unit in developing new projects and (remotely) participate in the unit's meetings. Measure impact of the root causes pilot work Together with relevant staff like the Regional DMEAL Advisor, you will design and implement monitoring and evaluation of the pilot work done particularly in Chad and Mali, but also in other countries, on the integration of several elements of the root causes work. You will also provide feedback on the implementation of the Operational Plans where relevant for the Fragile States priority. Sharing of learning on all elements of the Fragile States priority, training and staff development You will visit all countries classified as fragile in the region at least once a year, in order to learn from the programmes and field staff with regard to the various elements of the Fragile States work implemented in those countries. You will disseminate learning in appropriate ways, within and outside the region, through written materials, developing training materials, and formal learning events. Support Fundraising for the Fragile States priority in the region, and represent Tearfund Your role will also include representation of the work of Tearfund on Fragile States in relevant forums, including donor forums. You will also support proposal development and writing, where relevant to Fragile States work, with technical input. Applicants require strong English and French language skills (written and spoken). We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this region. Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure. Please note: This role requires frequent travel of up to 20 weeks a year to the following countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone. It is essential that the successful candidate will have the ability to travel to all 8 countries. The successful candidate will need to have the right to live and work within one of the 8 countries in Tearfund's West Africa region team - Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role. How to apply:For further information, or to apply, please visit our website: https://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/fragile-states-advisor---west-africa-1991/2017/description/
Mozambique: Finance and Administration Delegate
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Mozambique Closing date: 30 Jan 2020 Background The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Organizational Context The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized into four main Business Groups in Geneva, and five Business Groups in the field, namely; Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). The Africa Regional Office is organized in Country Cluster Support Teams (CCST) covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and Djibouti, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as Country Offices in Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Niger and Central Africa. The Southern Africa Country Cluster office supports 9 South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique was hit by two category 4 tropical cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) in one season. Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) indicated that 1.5 million people were affected, including more than 140,000 people displaced – many sheltered across 139 evacuation centres, spontaneous settings and makeshift shelters at peak emergency moment. Some 603 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the cyclone, according to the most recent reports issued by INGC. At the same time, more than 1,600 people were injured, and more than 230,000 houses were damaged and destroyed. Tropical Cyclone Idai has also affected Mozambique’s food security and livelihoods in the long term, due to extensive damage to standing crops immediately before the harvest season due in the months of March-April as well as loss of seeds and tools . The entire southern Africa region has been facing the effects of the ongoing El Niño with below-average cumulative rainfall and abnormally high temperatures for the 2018/19 season. The whole southern Africa region has suffered from sustained drought in recent years. Nearly one month later, cyclone Kenneth has hit Northern Mozambique’s coastal province of Cabo Delgado. The cyclone Kenneth has left destructions of houses, standing crops and key installations. The assessment report indicates that over 37,000 houses either have been damaged or destroyed. IFRC has revised Emergency Appeal to assist households affected by cyclone Kenneth. IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal on 19 March for CHF 31 million which was revised on 06 May for CHF 32 million to assist 172,500 people affected by cyclones Idain and Kenneth for 24 months. The Emergency Appeal operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, WATSAN, protection, gender and Inclusion and Disaster Risk Reduction and national society capacity strengthening in emergency. Job Purpose Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Finance and Admin delegate is responsible for the provision of accounting services, ensuring financial control, financial reporting, training and providing advice and support to relevant stakeholders within a comprehensive financial and admin management structure of the Office. Job Duties and Responsibilities Manage the funds and financial assets of the Office under the overall direction of the Head of Country This will include cash flow and cost control management as well as the management of payments, cashier and bank signatory. Ensure MoU’s and project agreements are in place for all national society working advance, follow up on dormant WA and ensure flow of expenditure clearance from delegates and national staff working advance. Record and report separately on the International Appeal operation financial commitments (external MoUs, pipeline purchase orders, program commitments, ) and be fully aware of possible commitments and planned ventures. Track, monitor and follow up on delegation income and pledges, identify overdue pledge payments or dormant pledges and indicate underspending and the requirements for possible time frame Ensure that all donor reporting requirements (financial) are met within the deadlines, and the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of the reports are maintained. Eliminate any dormant projects. Ensure timely submission of PEAR ceiling to avoid expenditure above PEAR/or Budget, monitor and follow up on soft pledge to avoid project/pledge level deficits, and prepare accurate forecast/cash request management to avoid financial losses due to foreign Monitoring of stock accounting, balance sheet monthly check-up, asset & liabilities, commitment accounting and construction Managing cash disbursement process by ensuring adequate control mechanism are in place to ensure transparency of the process and supporting Coordinate and compile budget prepared by programme managers on FedBudget, provide advice to head of operation/and programme managers on budgetary role and training on FedBudget Train, support and advice programme managers/officers in financial management of their respective project management Train, support and advice the National Society in financial and administrative matter related to clearance of working Coordinate with Administration & Logistics on the purchases/procurements and ensure supporting documents are in compliance with Federation financial (e.g. CoC, CBA, 3 Quotations, Authorisation, etc.) Line manages, recruit, advise, support and train the locally-hired finance staff (Finance Officer and Admin Officer). Facilitate the payment process of accommodation, vehicle and fleet management, DSA & per diems, visas and travel arrangements for delegates and visitors and work closely with office Maintain accurate registers of the assets and property of the delegation, and ensure the accurate office systems are in place and Prepare monthly financial analysis report for delegation and provide timely advise on financial risk and exposure of project Ensure accurate month end closing for the delegation and timely submission of field Monitor the budget of the delegation and ensure accurate accounting, authorisation & internal control Investigate and address significant variances. Ensure accurate accounting & timely submission of supplementary services invoices In corporate risk management framework & control mechanism in the operation, and also provide training and disseminate the procedure on Fraud and Corruption prevention and control Education Relevant university degree or extensive professional experience in related field Professional qualification in accounting or equivalent Relevant professional training courses (Red Cross/Red Crescent related, humanitarian and development sector, management, etc.) Experience Minimum of 3 years work experience in an international financial role (Required) Minimum of 2 years work experience with an International Organisation, international non-governmental organization, NGO and/or government development agency (Preferred) Volunteering or working within the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement (Required) Team management experience (Required) Developing budgets, plans and financial analysis (Required) Management of an accounting services function (Required) Communicating financial results to managers (Required) Preparation for, conduct of and/or support to external financial audit (Required) Knowledge, skills and languages Ability to lead and manage in a diverse cultural context (Required) Highly organised/time management skills (Required) Effective team management skills (Required) Advanced skills in computer productivity applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) (Required) Advanced knowledge of accounting concepts (Required) Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards or equivalent (Preferred) Advanced knowledge of financial management and reporting applications (e.g. CODA and Business Objects) (Required) Understanding of treasury management concepts (Required) Financial management skills (Required) Ability to effectively provide training on financial management matters (Required) Fluently spoken and written English (Required) Good command of Spanish/Portuguese (Preferred) Competencies and values Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust Managerial competencies: Managing Staff; Managing Performance Comments The Federation is an equal opportunity employer. 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Mozambique: WASH Project Coordinator (National Staff Position)
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Mozambique Closing date: 29 Jan 2020 Background The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Organizational Context The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized into four main Business Groups in Geneva, and five Business Groups in the field, namely; Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). The Africa Regional Office is organized in Country Cluster Support Teams (CCST) covering the National Societies in Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and Djibouti, Southern Africa, West Coast, Sahel and Central Africa as well as Country Offices in Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Niger and Central Africa. The Southern Africa Country Cluster office supports 9 South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique was hit by two category 4 tropical cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) in one season. Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) indicated that 1.5 million people were affected, including more than 140,000 people displaced – many sheltered across 139 evacuation centres, spontaneous settings and makeshift shelters at peak emergency moment. Some 603 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the cyclone, according to the most recent reports issued by INGC. At the same time, more than 1,600 people were injured, and more than 230,000 houses were damaged and destroyed. Tropical Cyclone Idai has also affected Mozambique’s food security and livelihoods in the long term, due to extensive damage to standing crops immediately before the harvest season due in the months of March-April as well as loss of seeds and tools . The entire southern Africa region has been facing the effects of the ongoing El Niño with below-average cumulative rainfall and abnormally high temperatures for the 2018/19 season. The whole southern Africa region has suffered from sustained drought in recent years. Nearly one month later, cyclone Kenneth has hit Northern Mozambique’s coastal province of Cabo Delgado. The cyclone Kenneth has left destructions of houses, standing crops and key installations. The assessment report indicates that over 37,000 houses either have been damaged or destroyed. IFRC has revised Emergency Appeal to assist households affected by cyclone Kenneth. IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal on 19 March for CHF 31 million which was revised on 06 May for CHF 32 million to assist 172,500 people affected by cyclones Idain and Kenneth for 24 months. The Emergency Appeal operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, WATSAN, protection, gender and Inclusion and Disaster Risk Reduction and national society capacity strengthening in emergency. Job Purpose Implementar, monitorar e avaliar os projetos no setor de Água, Saneamento e Higiene (WASH) a nível da Província de Tete. Job Duties and Responsibilities Gerenciamento, planificação e implementação técnica e orçamental das atividades previstas nos projetos do setor de Água, Saneamento e Higiene na Província de Tete; Monitorar e avaliar as atividades de projeto; Gerenciar/Liderar as equipas de trabalho de água, saneamento e higiene, incluindo voluntários; Contribuir para o melhoramento dos sistemas de abastecimento de água nas comunidades, saneamento do meio e promoção de higiene para melhoria do estado de vida das populações; Trabalhar em coordenação com as comissões distritais e voluntários da CVM existentes na Província e nos Distritos onde se está a implementar o projeto; Trabalhar em coordenação com Serviços Provinciais e Distritais de Obras Públicas e Habitação e Recursos Hídricos/Planificação e Infraestruturas, Governo Provincial/Distrital; Direção Provincial das Obras Públicas, ONG´s e outros parceiros que operam na Província e nos Distritos; Trabalhar em colaboração com o Delegado de Água e Saneamento da FICV, Secretário Provincial, Técnicos Nacionais, Provinciais e o Coordenador Nacional de Água e Saneamento da CVM; Representar a FICV/CVM nas reuniões do Sector de Água e Saneamento e outras em que for incumbida pelos seus superiores; Efetuar levantamentos das necessidades de Água, Saneamento e Promoção de higiene; Providenciar resposta na componente de Abastecimento de Água, Saneamento do Meio e Promoção de Higiene em casos de emergências na Província (Cheias, ciclones, cólera, etc.); Supervisionar o treinamento de voluntários em metodologias/abordagem para Água, Saneamento e promoção de higiene; Realizar as atividades de Água e Saneamento de forma integrada com as outras atividades da FICV/CVM; Apoio à implementação de ferramentas adequadas ao registro e monitoria técnica dos projetos de água e saneamento; Recolha, organização e apoio à sistematização de informações/dados e documentação sobre a execução dos projetos; Seguimento e avaliação dos resultados das atividades e redação de relatórios periódicos; Supervisão e acompanhamento do cumprimento de protocolos, acordos, contratos e prestações de serviços estabelecidos no âmbito dos projetos; Assistir outras atividades relacionadas a Água, Saneamento e Higiene conforme necessário Education Formação universitária em Gestão de Projetos, Engenharia, Construção Civil ou áreas afins; ou extensa experiência relevante Experience Mínimo de 3 anos de experiência de trabalho em setores relacionados com o programa Experiência específica em projetos de água, saneamento do meio, reabilitação/construção de latrinas em áreas rurais e peri-urbanas Experiência em gerenciar projetos e equipes Experiencia em planificação, monitoria e supervisão de projetos Experiência de formação e capacitação de comunidades e Comitês comunitários Conhecimentos de fiscalização de perfurações de furos mecânicos, construção de poços e latrinas Experiência de trabalho com métodos de engajamento comunitário, abordagem comunitária e método PHAST/CLTS Knowledge, skills and languages Excelente português falado e escrito Fluência da língua inglesa (falado e escrito) Fluência na língua local Competencies and values Conhecimentos da Política Nacional de Água e Saneamento Boas habilidades em comunicação e trabalho com Autoridades, Parceiros, Comunidades Conhecimento do contexto rural da Província de Tete é altamente valorizado Habilidade de trabalhar em condições difíceis (terreno) Elevada capacidade de autonomia no trabalho e gestão de equipe Compromisso com os valores do Movimento da Cruz Vermelha Conhecimentos de informática na óptica de utilizador Comments The Federation is an equal opportunity employer. How to apply:Apply Here
Sierra Leone: Consultant for Value Chain and Market Analysis of Potential Locally-produced Food Crops to Empower Women and Youth for Home Grown School Feeding in Si
Organization: World Food Programme Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 31 Jan 2020 Job Code Title: Engaging the service of a consultant to undertake rice, tubers (cassava, orange flesh sweet potato), beans, fish, palm oil and vegetables value chain assessments to inform linkage of smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth, to Home Grown School Feeding programme Project Location(s): Nationwide, targeting food production zones Contract Modality: Work as employed contract Duration: 75 days Objective of the assignment To map and analyze crop value chains of school feeding food basket commodities in Sierra Leone in view to link smallholder farmer (SHF) production to the National School Feeding Programme through Home Grown School Feeding pilot initiative. Scope of work and expected outputs The service of an individual consultant is required to offer technical services to the project through: Conduct value chain and market assessment to inform linkage of SHF production to HGSF: This activity requires a mixed method approach to: · Recommend which locally produced food crops are most appropriate to be included within the school feeding food basket · Map which crops are being produced by which farmers and where, identifying high potential groups, prioritizing women and youth, which could prospectively supply HGSF · Thoroughly analyze value chains of prospective food crops, engaging with smallholder farmers, farmer organisations/associations, aggregators, processors, local authorities to identify opportunities, challenges and bottlenecks · Conduct a market assessment to understand the dynamics of availability and accessibility to prospective locally produced school feeding commodities, in addition to imported commodities, making comparisons and identifying implications for HGSF The individual consultant will be contracted for a period of 75 days to undertake the assessment and formulate the final report. Once drafted, the report will be shared with WFP for review and feedback. The consultant will have 15 days to incorporate feedback and finalize the report. 5. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT The overall timeframe of the assignment Is 75 working days; the Start date for the assignment is 15 February to 30 April 2020. In case of default on the part of the individual consultant carrying out the assessment, the WFP Project Manager shall be entitled to employ and pay other consultants / firms to carry out the same and all expenses consequent thereon or incidental thereto shall be borne by the consultant and shall be recoverable by WFP and may be deducted by WFP from any money due or which may become due. 6. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT The individual consultant(s) will coordinate closely with the WFP Programme Policy Officers for Livelihood and School Feeding and will report to the Deputy Country Director. a) Roles and Responsibilities of the engaged individual consultant · Allocate the proper and needed skilled personnel to undertake the baseline assessment · Ensuring that baseline information is collected and reported in a sensitive manner strictly adhering to appropriate research ethics and do no harm principles · Submit high quality baseline report in a timely manner b) Role of WFP · Support, as required, administration of contract including: travel, visa, etc. The individual consultant will be contracted for a period of 75 days to undertake the assessment and formulate the final report. Once drafted, the report will be shared with WFP for review and feedback. The consultant will have 15 days to incorporate feedback and finalize the report. 5. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT The overall timeframe of the assignment Is 75 working days; the Start date for the assignment is 15 February to 30 April 2020. In case of default on the part of the individual consultant carrying out the assessment, the WFP Project Manager shall be entitled to employ and pay other consultants / firms to carry out the same and all expenses consequent thereon or incidental thereto shall be borne by the consultant and shall be recoverable by WFP and may be deducted by WFP from any money due or which may become due. 6. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT The individual consultant(s) will coordinate closely with the WFP Programme Policy Officers for Livelihood and School Feeding and will report to the Deputy Country Director. a) Roles and Responsibilities of the engaged individual consultant · Allocate the proper and needed skilled personnel to undertake the baseline assessment · Ensuring that baseline information is collected and reported in a sensitive manner strictly adhering to appropriate research ethics and do no harm principles · Submit high quality baseline report in a timely manner b) Role of WFP · Support, as required, administration of contract including: travel, visa, etc. · Support arrangement of meeting with project implementation team and national stakeholders · Provide field coordination support · Follow up, monitor and evaluate the progress of implementation of the various activities, ensuring their smooth implementation and manage potential risks · Review and provide feedback on the draft baseline report in a timely manner. I. Payment Modalities Flights and visa arrangements will be made by WFP. Initial payment (30 per cent) will be made at the signing of the contract. Final payment (70 per cent) will be made upon approval of the final baseline report. II. Qualifications Interested individual consultants / consultancy firm must should meet the following requirement: a) Experience: The study shall be conducted by an experienced consultant specializing in agriculture, market analysis and monitoring and evaluation with proven experience implementing value chain analyses and formulating high quality reports. The ideal candidate will have: · Minimum master’s degree in agriculture, rural development and development studies or any other related field · Ten years of experience conducting research and monitoring and evaluation · Proven experience implementing value chain assessments and research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies · Significant experience conducting research and monitoring and evaluation in West Africa, and preferably in Sierra Leone · Excellent written English skills · Fluency in spoken and written English required. How to apply:Qualified and interested candidates should submit a two-page concept note concisely indicating how the assessment will be undertaken, identifying geographical coverage and methodologies. The concept note should also include a budget for the assessment. Kindly also send a CV and motivation letter to: Khadim.diene@wfp.org and William.hopkins@wfp.org
Sierra Leone: Health and Sanitation Nutrition Technical Specialist (PDQ)
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 04 Feb 2020 The Role: Health Sanitation Nutrition Technical Specialist This is a national position for Sierra Leonean citizens or those qualified to work in Sierra Leone Qualifications * Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or relevant field, a post graduate degree and training in WASH infrastructure / water systems will be an added advantage. Contract Length: 12 Months 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 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. 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 How to apply:Application URL: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjY4NTgxLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Sierra Leone: Business Development Advisor
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 04 Feb 2020 This is an International position for Save The Children International - Sierra Leone KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : A) New Business Development * Ensure that the Country Office has a comprehensive Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively. * Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors. * Position Country Office to successfully win and manage medium and large grants, including support management of Country Portfolio and setting of financial targets. * Lead development of high-value or complex proposals or bids including proposal writing and interdepartmental coordination with Program, Operations, Awards and Finance team for proposal development. * Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities. * Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process. Provide regular updates to the Director of PDQ on status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor. * Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration. * Any other duties assigned B) Donor Engagement * Lead the development and regular update of donor engagement strategy to assist in growing the Sierra Leone and Liberia portfolio, consistent with the Country Strategy. * Cultivate excellent working relationships with donor agencies at regional and country level as appropriate and in collaboration with the Director of Programme Development and Quality. BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) A) Accountability: * Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values * Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. B) Ambition: * Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same * Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others * Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale. C) Collaboration: * Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters * Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength * Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. D) Creativity: * Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions * Willing to take disciplined risks. E) Integrity: * Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity QUALIFICATIONS: * Master’s Degree in Development Practice, Social Science or relevant field. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS A) Essential * Minimum 7 years’ experience in development and or emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in at least two priority sectors of Save the Children: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition. * Proven track record in producing winning bids and proposals for institutional donors, corporates / private sector and others * Strong understanding and experience with USG, DFID, EU, UN and other institutional donor funding mechanisms and contract regulations. * Excellent writing/editing, reporting, budget development and presentation/communication skills. * Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million dollar project budgets. * Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. * Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy B) Desirable * Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets. * Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner and experience in leading project presentations to donors and partners * Proven ability to design high quality programs * Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, and pull together input from a diverse team. * Cultural awareness and ability to work in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. * Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. How to apply:Application URL: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjQxMjA4LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Sierra Leone: Education & Livelihoods Technical Specialist (PDQ)
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 04 Feb 2020 The Role: Education & Livelihoods Technical Specialist This is a national position for Sierra Leonean citizens or those qualified to work in Sierra Leone Qualifications: * Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Sciences or relevant field, a post graduate degree will be an added advantage. Contract Length: 12 Months 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 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. 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 How to apply:Application URL: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjkxNjYwLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Sierra Leone: Gender and Protection Technical Specialist (PDQ)
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 04 Feb 2020 The Role: Gender and Protection Technical Specialist This is a national position for Sierra Leonean citizens or those qualified to work in Sierra Leone Qualifications * Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology or relevant field, a post graduate degree will be an added advantage. * Contract Length: 12 Months 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 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. 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 How to apply:Application URL: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjQ4MzE4LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS
Organization: Community Advocacy for Relief and Development Organization Closing date: 30 May 2020 CARDO Sierra Leone is looking for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking an international volunteering role in fundraising. This role is aimed at those with an interest in fund raising for any of our specific causes ranging from our child sponsorship, education, advocacy, girl’s empowerment and teacher training program. As a local NGO, we have challenges in funding to advance our causes so that we can meet more targets. CARDO Sierra Leone is a charity dedicated to empowering some of the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone by giving them the chance to go to school CARDO Sierra Leone is currently seeking to expand and advance a seri​​es of projects in Sierra Leone which intend to provide children the opportunity to access education. This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organization that is setting up and scaling its efforts within various communities in rural and urban Sierra Leone. BASIC ROLES · Raised funds for any of our causes · Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the organization. · May design and produce promotional materials · Also raise awareness of the organization’s work, goals and financial needs. · Job Duties and Tasks for: "Fundraiser" · 1) Develop corporate fundraising programs, such as employer gift-matching. 2) Monitor progress of fundraising drives. · 3) Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations. 4) Develop and maintain media contact lists. 5) Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions. · 6) Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events. 7) Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members. 8) Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors. · 9) Prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags. 10) Create or update donor databases. 11) Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods. · 12) Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors. 13) Identify and build relationships with potential donors. 14) Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for organization. · 15) Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships. 16) Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs. 17) Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events. 18) Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs. 19) Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs. 20) Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites. 21) Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks. 22) Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors. 23) Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of the organization. 24) Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets. 25) Write and send letters of thanks to donors. 26) Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data. How to apply:email volunteer@cardo-sl.org
United States of America: Regional Business Development Manager, WARO
Organization: Catholic Relief Services Country: United States of America Closing date: 07 Feb 2020 Job Description Job Title: Regional Business Development Manager Job Location: Global Telecommuter Job Type: Regular, Full Time Reports To: Deputy Director for Program Quality, West Africa About CRS Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. Background CRS' West Africa Region is comprised of 11 countries including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. CRS core programming revolves around health, agriculture and humanitarian response with emerging areas in peacebuilding, youth/migration and urban resilience including water. The region's total program value is roughly 125 Million per year, with the largest donors being the US Government (Food for Peace, OFDA, CMM and BPRM) followed by the Global Fund. West Africa is a competitive funding environment nevertheless there are large investments in the region by bi-lateral donors, development banks and the private sector. There are several regional programs managed by the regional team including Migration, Sahel Peace Initiative and Malaria; funding for these initiatives is a critical priority. Job Summary The BD Manager will support the expansion and diversification of revenue from institutional donors and non-traditional funding sources to achieve CRS' strategic objectives. S/he is a member of the WARO Senior Management Team, and CRS' global BD community. The BDM will lead efforts in prepositioning, capture planning and pursuit of opportunities in West Africa, with a strong emphasis on diversification of new public and private revenue. The BD Manager is responsible for leading regional and supporting country efforts in finding funding to support their programming priorities by leading state-of-the-art business development practices in West Africa; researching relationships with current and potential donors; and gathering and managing information to create a pipeline of opportunities. S/he will strengthen CRS' BD-related systems, processes, relationships, and staff capacities. The BD Manager will help country programs to ensure sound project design and proposals; develop and maintain a roster of CRS staff and consultants to serve on proposal teams; lead technical and compliance reviews of all proposals; and monitoring progress to ensure learning is plowed back into our work. Roles and Key Responsibilities Resource Mobilization Planning: Lead the development of a resource mobilization plan for the region and support CPs to develop their own plans, to fund the regional and CP strategic priority programming. Prepare growth pipeline: lead the forecast of new business for the West Africa Region. Liaise with the HQ-based Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA) Department to ensure that relevant information is disseminated to country programs. Prepositioning and Representation: * Build relationships with donors and other stakeholders, developing new relationships at USG and other donors with regional presence in Dakar and throughout the region to gather information about donor trends and potential upcoming opportunities; record encounters and information gathered. * Maintain a Donor Map and other intelligence management tools for tracking regional and global donor trends so that the West Africa region can plan how best to access these resources and expand our work to serve the poor. Identify Funding Opportunities: * Identify and track both regional and country program funding opportunities, especially those with non-traditional donors in order to expand resources at CRS to live out its mission. Support CRS teams to develop appropriate and effective fundraising and private sector engagement strategies involving donor research and intelligence, product development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as needed. Capture Planning: Lead capture planning for regional opportunities and support CP capture planning efforts. Once significant opportunities are identified, work together with HoPs and CP business development staff to create and implement capture plans using CRS models. Proposal Development: Lead the proposal review process across the region, including interim drafts and securing approvals. Facilitate technical staff to review documents and coordinate the feedback and ensure that this feedback is incorporated to produce a high quality, competitive proposal. Support country programs in the identification of international partners and negotiation of CRS' role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency's partnership principles and strategic directions. Learning and Knowledge Management: Ensure that the regional pipeline is consistently and accurately recorded in the Gateway system; Lead BD capacity strengthening efforts region wide drawing on CRS and industry business life-cycle approaches, tools and modules Build the capacity of CP level BD staff through mentorship, modeling of good practices, and training. Lead WARO's BD community of practice with participation from six CP level BD specialists Basic Qualifications (BQs)Education and Experience*** Master's degree in business management, international relations or related field; Minimum five years of international development experience. Knowledge of fundraising concepts and practice within foreign aid and/or non-profit contexts; Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to successfully and competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships; Demonstrated experience leading teams and managing people and processes to produce complex proposals under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality. Significant experience developing proposals in response to USAID RFAs/RFPs and non-USG funding opportunities including the EU, DFID and the World Bank Experience building the capacity of, and providing effective technical assistance and guidance to, peers and colleagues required; knowledge of instructional design and adult learning principles. Experience with CRS programming approaches, standards and tools a plus Required Languages -- English and French fluency, Portuguese a plus Travel -- Travel is roughly 20% within the region, with one annual meeting in Baltimore. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong analytical and information management skills; Excellent oral and written communication in English and French, and strong interpersonal, networking, and representation skills; Strong team leadership, process and time management skills; Commitment to working successfully within a geographically disperse, cross-disciplinary, matrix team structure. Individual must possess the ability to influence without direct authority. Ability to collaborate with diverse employees and partners in a cooperative and friendly manner. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Integrity Continuous Improvement & Innovation Builds Relationships Develops Talent Strategic Mindset Accountability & Stewardship Supervisory Responsibilities: none Key Working Relationships: Internal: Country Representatives, Program and Operations staff; Regional and Headquarters-based program quality, BD, technical assistance, operations, and management support staff; HQ-based marketing and communications, overseas finance, and private fundraising staff. External: Country- and regional-level representatives of collaborating organizations, donor agencies, government ministries, private sector entities and other stakeholders as appropriate. What we offer CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. *Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. How to apply:Apply Here
Sierra Leone: Gender and Protection Technical Specialist (PDQ)
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 04 Feb 2020 This is a national position for Sierra Leonean citizens or those qualified to work in Sierra Leone The Role: Gender and Protection Technical Specialist Qualifications * Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology or relevant field, a post graduate degree will be an added advantage. * Contract Length: 12 Months 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 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. 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 How to apply:*Application URL:* http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjE1MjY2LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Sierra Leone: Ethics & Regulatory Capacity Volunteer - King's Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded)
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RESPONSIBILITIES Ethics and Integrity Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Way (code of conduct) and other IRC Safeguarding policies and procedures. Spearhead the review and implementation of the country programs’ Clients’ Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) according to IRC’ Global CRM standards. Member of the Country Program’s safeguarding committee which works with the IRC’s Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) to ensure that complaints are handled according to policies and procedures. The committee also ensures that the IRC Way (inclusive of safeguarding policies) policies and procedures are implemented to protect the safety and security of staff and clients. Ensure all partners under a sub-award contract adhere to their safeguarding policies and procedures and meet donor minimum requirements/standards. Strategic Planning Ensure all programs are in line with IRC Sierra Leone’s Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2018. Lead the development of Sierra Leone’s annual SAP review and ensure that it is evidence-based, evidence-generating and in accordance to the IRC SAP Guidelines. This includes leading a participatory review across key program and operation personnel, writing the annual revised SAP, and developing the budget. Lead the development of the annual SAP Implementation Plan (IP) according to the annual plan. This includes writing quarterly reports, leading a participatory process across key program staff to develop the IP, and monitoring its execution while providing support to the milestone owners. Grants Management Lead and supervise all internal and donor reporting with programs and finance, ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and IRC requirements; conduct thorough reviews and/or revisions of all external reports compiled by the Grants units. Ensure that all direct staff conduct routine monitoring visits to the field to ensure donor compliance and quality program implementation. Stay abreast with donor regulations and compliance information, updating the Grants Manager & Consortium Partnership and Compliance Coordinator as necessary. Coordinate with the Program Coordinators and Grants and Finance units to ensure sound budget management, expense control and timely contractual documentation. Support the Grants teams to lead Grant Opening and Grant Closing Meetings with all relevant departments and partners and ensure they take place on time. Support the Grants teams to lead quarterly grant review meetings and to ensure they take place regularly. Ensure that the program coordinators review BvAs on a regular basis, and participate, along with their program managers, in BVA meetings. Partnership Management Ensures the Country Programs adherence to IRC’s Global partnership policy, Partnership Excellence for Effectiveness and Results System (PEERS). Supports the Sector Coordinators to identify strategic partnerships and foster strong relationships. Provide strategic and/or capacity development support to partners as needed and as identified via due diligence processes under PEERS. Ensure that the CCU staff manage partners according to PEERS and also in line with IRC Sierra Leone consortia partnership values and principals with specific regards to grant management, approach, communications, and decision making. This includes overseeing the management of the Strategic Management Board (board of sub-award CD) for consortia programs and technical committees. Raise all potential risks related to partnerships to SMT to ensure proper mitigation steps are determined and implemented. Human Resources Directly supervise 8 staff including 5 program coordinators for health, education, WGPE, 1 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator, 1 Senior Grants Manager and 1 Consortium Compliance and Partnership Coordinator. Carry out HR functions, including recruitment, supervision, performance evaluation and capacity development of staff. Program Design and Implementation Ensure the highest level of quality in program design through robust and in-depth context analysis, evidence based or evidence generated, results based aligned to IRC indicators, and aligned to a theory of change in line with IRC’s Outcome and Evidence Framework and Sierra Leone identified outcomes as per the SAP. Lead the identification of new funding opportunities and potential donors. In collaboration with the program coordinators, grants and finance units, give overall guidance and leadership with proposal and budget development to public and private-sector donors. Work with the Coordinators and M&E; Managers/Officers to ensure ongoing monitoring of progress in line to IRC’s Monitoring for Action guidance and according to the Sierra Leone M&E; strategy. This is inclusive of on time and quality data collection & management, data usage and reporting. Liaise with the IRC HQ-based Technical Units to ensure regular flow of communication between field and Headquarters, appropriate implementation of Technical Unit recommendations, and to facilitate technical oversight of programs. Ensure appropriate management tools are developed for successful implementation of projects, including workplans, M&E; plans, spending plans, procurement plans, etc. External Relations/Representation Represent the IRC with donors, government institutions, interagency meetings, conferences, seminars or other events as requested by the CD. Ensure that the program coordinators and their teams are held accountable to working with all partners, government stakeholders and technical partners in a supportive, respectful, and positive manner. Help in strengthening the relationship between IRC and government departments and agencies, donors and other partners. Communications Leads the development and updating of informational materials such as brochures, fact sheets, articles, posters, audio-visual materials, etc. To promote the work of IRC among various stakeholders and constituencies, in particular donors, international organizations, NGOs, and IRC headquarters. Encourages constructive and productive communications between program and operations staff to guarantee timely service. In coordination with the Country Director and the SMT, ensure effective communication mechanism is in place to facilitate access to information by all staff to enhance inclusive participation and empowering work environment. Qualifications Master’s degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Social Sciences or a similar field; Minimum three years international supervisory experience working in a humanitarian or development setting, with experiencing in managing health, education or protection programming; Minimum five years’ program management experience in development or post conflict situations, with proven experience in partnerships. At least two years of consortium management preferred; Experience developing training materials and conducting trainings; Proven ability to develop winning proposals to public and private-sector donors; Familiarity and experience with US and European, donors; Organized approach with ability to work on several different projects under pressure; Excellent oral and written communications skills and demonstrated ability to produce and edit Documents (reports, proposals) under deadline pressure; Working knowledge of budget development and management; Ability to work and be flexible under difficult circumstances in a stressful environment; Strong leadership, motivational and team-building skills; Able to lead a team consisting of both international and national staff; Proven fluency in English. How to apply:Apply Here
Sierra Leone: Business Development Advisor
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 31 Jan 2020 KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : New Business Development * Ensure that the Country Office has a comprehensive Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively. * Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors. * Position Country Office to successfully win and manage medium and large grants, including support management of Country Portfolio and setting of financial targets. * Lead development of high-value or complex proposals or bids including proposal writing and interdepartmental coordination with Program, Operations, Awards and Finance team for proposal development. * Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities. * Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process. Provide regular updates to the Director of PDQ on status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor. * Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration. * Any other duties assigned Donor Engagement * Lead the development and regular update of donor engagement strategy to assist in growing the Sierra Leone and Liberia portfolio, consistent with the Country Strategy. * Cultivate excellent working relationships with donor agencies at regional and country level as appropriate and in collaboration with the Director of Programme Development and Quality. BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) Accountability: * Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values * Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. Ambition: * Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same * Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others * Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale. Collaboration: * Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters * Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength * Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. Creativity: * Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions * Willing to take disciplined risks. Integrity: * Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity QUALIFICATIONS: * Master’s Degree in Development Practice, Social Science or relevant field. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Essential * Minimum 7 years’ experience in development and or emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in at least two priority sectors of Save the Children: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition. * Proven track record in producing winning bids and proposals for institutional donors, corporates / private sector and others * Strong understanding and experience with USG, DFID, EU, UN and other institutional donor funding mechanisms and contract regulations. * Excellent writing/editing, reporting, budget development and presentation/communication skills. * Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million dollar project budgets. * Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. * Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy Desirable * Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets. * Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner and experience in leading project presentations to donors and partners * Proven ability to design high quality programs * Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, and pull together input from a diverse team. * Cultural awareness and ability to work in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. * Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjMxMzQyLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Uganda: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas Country: Uganda Closing date: 24 Feb 2020 Skills, qualifications and experience Essential: * Qualified Medical degree with specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology. * A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan * Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency * You are fully accredited in your home country. * You have the ability to work with limited technical resources * You have experience in training, coaching and supervision * Fluent English proficiency * IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierraleon. Exact location- City/district will be confirmed. How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjcwMTkxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Uganda: Midwife
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas Country: Uganda Closing date: 24 Feb 2020 Role overview This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives: * Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level. * Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care. * Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Skills, qualifications and experience Essential * Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body. * At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting. * Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic. * Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit. * Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care. * Solid communication, presentation and writing skills. * Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability) * Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, - hospital and health facility settings - as well as in the community setting * Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written) For Tanzania: * Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.) Desirable * Masters of Science in Midwifery * Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care * Basic computer skills * Previous developing country work experience * Experience of community engagement approaches * Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism * Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjQ0NzQxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Sierra Leone: Country Coordinator, Sierra Leone
Organization: Montrose Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 28 Feb 2020 Montrose is looking for a full-time Sierra Leone Country Coordinator to be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. You will oversee our existing programmes in Sierra Leone, represent Montrose and our unique brand of pragmatic development solutions to our clients, partners, and consultants, and support the growth of the company’s portfolio. You will have previous experience in delivering development interventions, managing teams, and liaising with multiple stakeholders in Sierra Leone, be outward-going and responsive, and be eager to learn and grow with the company, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and initiative. Montrose: We are an international development, social investment, and environmental consultancy company. We exist to deliver better quality, pragmatic, tailored programmes which improve lives across the developing world. We specialise primarily in the health, education, enterprise, environment, and research service areas. We are driven by a mission to deliver better because our clients and beneficiaries deserve better. Montrose works with people who share our enthusiasm for this vision and style, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders. Montrose is a UK company. We are registered in Sierra Leone are in the process of establishing a permanent presence in Freetown. The Country Coordinator will drive that process on the ground in Sierra Leone. Montrose also has a presence across Africa with offices in Kampala, Uganda, and Yangon, Myanmar. Purpose of the Position: To represent Montrose in Sierra Leone; support the effective functioning and development of Montrose’s business in Sierra Leone through high quality project management and project management oversight, as well as support to business development, technical work, and other duties as required. This position sits at Senior Programme Manager level (grade 6). Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Core Responsibilities of the role: 1. Project Management Oversight The Country Coordinator will support the Programmes Director (PD) and the Deputy Programmes Director (DPD) in ensuring the effective oversight and supervision of project and contract implementation for projects being managed within Sierra Leone and neighbouring countries. This includes: Providing support to the day-to-day project managers on set up, process, implementation, reporting, consultant management and budget management Ensuring processes are followed and progress tracked on each project, with regular updates to PD or her Deputy (DPD) Troubleshooting support on projects with the PD Liaising closely with PD on projects and progress, issues and problems as they arise; agreeing on how to proceed and ensuring the effective implementation of these decisions Ensuring effective communications plans for each project is in place and is being followed Ensuring that the client contract requirements and ToR specifications are being followed Review and pre-approval of selection of technical consultants Review of deliverables, budget expenditure and time frame for active projects Review, with Project Manager, results, challenges and lessons learned at end of projects Provide input on strategic direction to existing programmes and projects Ensuring compliance to HSSE and Ethical Conduct/Duty of Care requirements Analysis of project progress and content and providing feedback for improving projects Coordinate and support the facilitation of workshops Represent Montrose on working groups to support the achievement of project goals 2. Project Management The Country Coordinator may become more actively involved in direct project management of specific projects where they have particular strategic importance. This would normally involve support from other Kampala-based personnel. This includes in addition to the above management oversight: Client liaison on project management Consultant and personnel recruitment and management Drafting, monitoring and managing project working budgets Work plan development, tracking and revision Deliverables management, quality assurance/revision, and submission Overseeing/supporting inputs by junior personnel supporting the project Supervision of support to projects including: logistics arrangements, procurement, compliance, invoice tracking and financial reporting Preparing end of project internal documentation (including review of results, challenges and lessons learned, consultancy review 3. Technical Inputs and Project Support Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on ongoing projects where appropriate Undertake research on technical components of existing or new projects where appropriate Support technical experts through providing research or other support on technical areas where required Supervision/management of junior technical personnel for provision of inputs Review, write, edit, and quality assure technical reports and components of technical reports, where appropriate Undertaking field work related to providing technical inputs or oversight as required 4. Representation and Business Development Review, write, edit, and quality assure technical reports and components of technical reports, where appropriate Supervision/management of junior technical personnel for provision of inputs Support technical experts through providing research or other support on technical areas where required Undertake research on technical components of existing or new projects where appropriate Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on ongoing projects where appropriate Represent Montrose as Country Coordinator, Sierra Leone Represent Montrose on working groups to ensure sharing of learning and knowledge of Montrose capabilities and presence in Sierra Leone. With support from the global Business Development team, lead on the development of new business opportunities and proposals for Sierra Leone Undertake research to support the development of proposals Draft, review, and/or edit components of proposals as required, including providing technical and contextual inputs where possible, and other relevant documentation Support the coordination of bid and proposal development as appropriate for Sierra Leone, and potentially elsewhere in West Africa Support identification of consultants for bids as required, in particular Sierra Leonean and/or locally based consultant 5. In-country operational support Identify, and assist in setting up, a physical Montrose Office in Freetown Assist in identifying further staff in time Manage cashbook and financial reconciliation Supporting the application of compliance requirements Any other support to ongoing and potential work as required Essential Skills, Qualifications, and Attributes: A passion for doing development work better, working with all types of stakeholder, partner, client, consultant, government counterpart, and community members to improve people’s lives Exceptional drive, and a willingness to work hard to deliver high quality outcomes Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail At least 5 years relevant experience – including Business Development and Leadership At least 2 years previous international development project management or delivery experience in Sierra Leone Knowledge of the education and health sectors in Sierra Leone an advantage Ability to build and manage a team Ability and experience of engagement with government Excellent written and spoken English, with the ability to produce accurate, inspiring and relevant content. Advanced Krio is a major advantage. Some French is also an advantage. Excellent problem-solving skills, with the experience of seeking creative ways to overcome complex problems Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field is preferred Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) Right to live and work in Sierra Leone essential (currently based in Sierra Leone an advantage) How to apply:If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified. Please visit our website for our Privacy Policy (http://www.montroseint.com/privacy-policy/) and how job applicants’ personal data is processed and protected. A full version of our Privacy Policy related to job applicants is also available from dataprivacy@montroseint.com
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In my last blog, I wrote "That got me thinking – training is not the answer because she knew what to do. How do you get someone to do the right thing just because it’s the right thing?" After various discussions with friends, employers and job seekers, the response that stuck out was "By letting him/her feel like part of things - encourage loyalty and ownership. Here are a few tips that would HELP achieve that in the workplace: Be fair Always treat your employees fairly and you will be greatly
My diary: IFC Business Edge/New Brookfields Hotel
Saturday 23rd May – IFC’s Business Edge Training of Trainers starts on Monday at New Brookfields Hotel (NBH). Due to the works on Wilberforce Road, it’s going to be very challenging leaving from home every day. I decided to move into the hotel for the week. Sent an e-mail to ‘reservations’, but got no response. Called all the numbers on the website several times during the day and eventually got through to ‘housekeeping’ who told me to call back. I insisted I needed to speak to ‘reservations’
Employee recognition - what to do and why
A lot of us are guilty of not recognising our subordinates for a job well done. The general thinking is that they are doing the job they are being paid for. While that is true, if we want our employees to feel like part of the organisation, then we have to show them that we appreciate them. We chastise them when they don't do the job as required, so it makes sense to commend them when they get it right. 80% of the CVs I receive are from job seekers who have worked for an organisation for less
'Employee of Choice' training - Evaluation report
One of the reasons why it was important for me to manage JobSearch full time was so I could spend more time with job seekers and students. JobSearch's quarterly 'Employee of Choice' training was created from this desire. We held our first one on 8th April 2015. Thank you to Mrs. June O'Connor of Computech Training Centre for excellent service. Our evaluation report may be found here.
Social media to the rescue of all job seekers: the right way to go about it
Right from updating your Facebook status to tweeting on a regular basis, yes you’ve been a pro-active social media user. But, have you ever thought of the ways it can land you in the employment prospect you’ve always desired? Of course, you must have. You might also be well acquainted with the fact that nearly 37% of the employers screen potential job candidates on the basis of their social media profiles. These numbers not only signify the importance your Facebook or LinkedIn accounts hold
Skills development in Sierra Leone Police
One of the most popular discussions I have had with my peers has been about the indiscipline in Sierra Leone. A common conclusion is that it is down to the lack of discipline in the police force. That is why I was pleased to read an article in Awoko this morning about the IG's plans to transform Sierra Leone Police, which includes development of the Sierra Leone International Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA). Whereas I don't think developing skills in isolation will transform the police force, I
How reading can make your life better
A year ago, I posted a blog on this website called '10 tips for making yourself employable in Sierra Leone'. The feedback we received from job seekers was that they found it useful. However, we feel we should do more to help students prepare themselves for the job market. Therefore, over the next few months, we will share some benefits of following the tips. The first one will be 'Read' because it is the foundation and it is evident in CVs and cover letters that are sent to us that it is not
Sierra Leone's minimum wage increase: an employer's perspective
"Statutory Instrument No.6 of 2014, which has been created out of the 1997 Minimum Wage Act, has brought with it a Presidential order followed by a Parliamentary approval on Thursday 30th October, that the minimum wage for every worker; government and private, should not be below five hundred thousand Leones (Le 500,000), effective 1st January 2015" (click here for full article from Awoko). This is welcome news for Labour Congress and the workers earning below Le500,000, especially since the
Banking in Sierra Leone - a service or a favour? by Edleen B. Elba
On the 20th of this month, I would have lived in Sierra Leone for 12 years. I was only 17 when I left Sierra Leone to study in the UK and had never experienced banking. I maintained a bank account in the UK for over 7 years and it did not warrant a conversation. One of the first things I learned when I moved back home was that you had to have at least one contact in your bank if you wanted a fairly easy life. During visits to the bank at which I have maintained my salary account for 12 years,
A message to girls: How you can make good use of your extra free time
Today, 11 October is International Day of the Girl Child. Last year, JobSearch organised and sponsored a mentoring breakfast in partnership with GoWoman. It was the event that launched their “I Believe in Me” campaign. Sadly, this year, we are unable to commemorate the day with an event. However, we intend to continue to support programmes that give girls access to education and empower them. With a personal development focus in mind, we thought today would be a good day to give you tips on
SKILLS REGISTER: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Qualified health practitioners and individuals with skills in logistics, administration, water, sanitation, hygiene, communications etc. are urged to complete the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's Ebola Response Register. Please click on the link for more information -http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lstm/ebolareg
UK Ebola Recruit
If you are a Sierra Leonean, resident in the UK, and you have medical and technical expertise to help combat Ebola, Sierra Leone needs you.....your family, friends and fellow Sierra Leoneans need you. Please register at www.uk-med.org and like UK Ebola Recruit on facebook for more information and regular updates.
Database of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals
JobSearch is building a database of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals (medicine, midwifery, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiography, epidemiology etc), working in Sierra Leone and abroad. If you are interested in being a part of current or future projects, please register with JobSearch by sending your CV or profile to info@jobsearchsl.com. Thank you.
To close Sierra Leone’s skills gap, we have to accept that our people are our greatest asset by John Bonoh Sisay
"Improving the skills of our employees, creating career opportunities for young people, investing in the skills we need for the future of our businesses, and working collectively to find solutions, are ways that all employers can contribute. Many businesses already invest in training, and sharing information on what works and what doesn’t is an important first step." Click here for full article
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sierra Leone
TVET is defined by UNESCO as “those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic life”. TVET thus equips people not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are now recognised as indispensable for meaningful participation in work
An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone - Evaluation Report
Please click on the link below to view the evaluation report for "An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone" seminar held on 24 June 2014 at Bintumani Hotel. It was organised by JobSearch and Elixir Marketing & Media and sponsored by Sierra Rutile Limited and London Mining. An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone - Evaluation Report
The mining industry provides professional development opportunities for non-miners
It is the end of the academic year and millions of people around the world will say with justifiable pride, that they are now qualified in their subject or profession. A word to the wise: savour the moment. The truth is that being awarded the certificate that congratulates you on the successful completion of your accountancy, legal, Human Resources (HR), teachers, media, procurement etc training is only the first step in the lifelong process of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that will
Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (SL) Ltd
The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners Sierra Leone has been registered as a company limited by guarantee. Its 1st directors are Edleen B. Elba of JobSearch and Violet I. Asgill of CRAFT HR. HR practitioners interested in working together to set up the organisation should send an email to edleen.elba@jobsearchsl.com. We look forward to interesting times ahead. Certificate of Incorporation
Sierra Rutile and London Mining sponsor journalists to attend mining seminar
Sierra Leone mining companies, London Mining and Sierra Rutile are providing 30 Sierra Leonean journalists with specialised training to help them better understand the country’s mining industry. The two mining companies have sponsored places for the journalists to attend ‘An Introduction to Mining in Sierra Leone’, which is being held on 24 June 2014 at the Bintumani Conference Hall, Freetown. The journalists, will have backgrounds in print, radio and TV, and will be chosen for their interest in
Start your Sunday off in style with Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s leisurely poolside brunch
Freetown residents and hotel guests will soon be able to spend Sundays in five star style, with the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s signature Sunday brunch. Starting this Sunday 4 May, the newly opened hotel’s Executive Chef Lorenzo Stride will be serving up a lavish and decadent brunch buffet at The Deck - Mammy Yoko’s superb poolside restaurant. Brunch guests will be welcomed with a complimentary Sunday cocktail and be able to enjoy an indulgent buffet selection which varies from week to week, and
Seminar on mining in Sierra Leone will help suppliers and professional services benefit from Local Content Policy
Sierra Leone’s first seminar aimed at helping non-miners understand the country’s mining industry will give suppliers and those in the professional services a head start when it comes to benefiting from the Local Content Policy, according to the seminar’s organisers. ‘An Introduction to Mining in Sierra Leone’, which is scheduled for 24 June 2014 at the Bintumani Conference Hall, explains how the mining sector works, how it is financed and regulated, and why it plays a central role in the
Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko meeting the needs of Sierra Leone’s business boom by Memuna Forna
With a range of top class facilities directed at international business travellers and Freetown based business men and women, the newly opened Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko hotel is a valuable addition to Sierra Leone’s rapidly expanding business scene. “At the present time, Sierra Leone is not known for holiday tourism. Consequently business clientele from sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world is the hotel’s main target market,” explains Nuno Neves, Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s General Manager.
Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s restaurant focuses on using fresh local ingredients and providing excellent customer service by Memuna Forna
Today the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko, Freetown’s first five star hotel, opens its doors to guests and visitors. However Executive Chef - Lorenzo Stride’s kitchen has been secretly up and running since last Friday, serving a variety of gastronomic delights to a select group of Freetown’s residents. On Friday, when the hotel’s very first guests walked into the restaurant, Nuno Neves, the General Manager, quite rightly looks confident and proud. The restaurant looks stunning - candlelit tables, spread
Cocktails, mocktails and the utmost hospitality at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s BawBaw Bar by Memuna Forna
The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opened today and Claude Elliott, the head barman of the hotel’s BawBaw Bar has come full circle. The hotel was where he started his career, back in the day when it first opened. Today Claude, who was voted Sierra Leone’s Best Barman in 1989, is working his magic on the first of the tens of thousands of cocktails he’ll be making for Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s guests over the course of the next year and enjoying the feeling of being back where he began. The BawBaw Bar,
Ten tips for making yourself employable in Sierra Leone
In a recent survey, recruiters were asked about the quality of applicants they received for the positions they advertised. The general consensus was that out of a large pool of applicants, whether experienced or looking for their first job, they could only short list about 20% of them and offers were made to only 10% of those interviewed. The reasons they cited were badly formatted CVs, spelling and grammatical errors, lack of preparedness for interviews and a mismatch between verbal
Sierra Rutile takes the lead in developing skills in the mining industry
Recently I attended the launch of Sierra Rutile Limited’s Localisation Plan at British Council. Over 40 years old, Sierra Rutile is the oldest mining company in Sierra Leone and is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with a share price of GBP 63.50. It is a company that I am very passionate about, not just because my father worked there for 12 years and Mobimbi was my 2nd home or because the current CEO is one of my closest friends, but also because their business strategies
Partnership with TxtAfrica
JobSearch is pleased to announce that we have partnered with TxtAfrica to reach a wider audience via SMS. Subscribers to this job service will receive updates once daily at 10 units/ SMS. To subscribe, Airtel users should send Job to 104 and follow the prompts. To find out more information about announcing your vacancies, please send an e-mail to info@jobsearchsl.com
From Girl to GoWoman
In commemoration of International Day of the Girl, on Friday 11th October 2013, JobSearch and GoWoman magazine held a mentoring breakfast at Balmaya Restaurant and Art Gallery. The event brought together 4 female leaders and 11 young women from secondary schools across Sierra Leone for a morning of mentorship. Our goal was to encourage the young women to believe in themselves and aspire towards achieving their goals, to realize that just like the women they met, they could also grow up to be
There's a new Indian in town
Early this year, an Indian friend told me that a friend of his was opening an Indian restaurant. This pleased me, as one thing that I have always wished for since I moved back to Sierra Leone is variety. A few months later, in August, a sign popped up, on a modern, seemingly well-built structure with little parking, at 39 Murray Town Road – “Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar”. Two Fridays ago, as part of a party of 13, I decided to check out the new joint that everyone had been raving about. I
Certified Fiber Optic Training, 14th to 18th October, Nairobi, Kenya
Quillcomm Ltd in collaboration with Ryson Group Ltd would like to invite your technicians for the above hands-on training slated for 14th – 18th October 2013, Gracia Gardens, Nairobi- Kenya. Training description: Telecommunications, manufacturing, data centers and, increasingly, utilities rely on fiber optics technology for secure data communications. Besides having better bandwidth than hard wire, these systems do not need as many repeaters and do not require preventative maintenance. But the
From Girl to GoWoman
To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October 2013, GoWoman magazine and JobSearch will be giving 12 girls a chance to attend a mentoring breakfast with 4 GoWoman leaders. To qualify, girls must currently be in attendance at one of the secondary schools in Sierra Leone, and should submit an essay, no more than one page long, explaining why they should be invited to attend. Rules: Essay must be in English and submitted to info@gowomanafrica.com, email subject being "I
Ask The Management Guru
As seen in GoWoman Magazine "Effective management always means asking the right question" ~ Robert Heller Dear MG, I work for a management company that has recently been taken over by expatriates. Me and my other colleagues don't like the way that they have restricted us with their new rules. Also they tell us we smell bad. These new guys don't seem to respect us at all. Do you think that we should write about them in the paper and shame them? Abu K. Freetown. Age 28 Dear Abu K, I am sympathetic
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