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CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: CODE Closing date: 8 Mar 2021 Position Title: CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative Location: Sierra Leone Reports To: Director of Programs Supervises: External Consultants (for example accounting firm), CODE Field staff (for example Girls’ Education Officer); Consultants and Volunteers (in Sierra Leone); CODE partners in Sierra Leone Note: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone. Good books brought to life by excellent teachers help learners understand and thrive in the world around them. That is the idea behind CODE. CODE takes a comprehensive approach to programming, working with teacher educators, teachers, librarians, writers, and publishers to develop and sustain literate environment. We work in partnership with national and local governments, local implementing partners and in-country experts as well as with international experts. Under the direction of the Director of Programs, and working in close collaboration with other staff members in the department, specifically, the Program Manager for Sierra Leone and other international program staff and consultants. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative is responsible for managing the development and implementation of CODE’s programs in Sierra Leone in accordance with the organization’s Strategic Plan. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative guides and supports CODE’s local partners to implement literacy and education programs. In addition, s/he collaborates with other staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the CODE Sierra Leone Office. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative will supervise local CODE personnel, external consultants and will oversee and guide the work of CODE’s partner ensuring the highest quality results. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative is responsible for ensuring program content is relevant, appropriate and useful. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative will have further responsibilities specifically to represent CODE in country with the Ministry of Education, the INGO Forum, UN agencies, and to donors. The CODE Sierra Leone Country Representative will have the responsibility of conducting a landscape assessment of all donors in country and develop a donor strategy for expanding the CODE Sierra Leone program, through support for the CODE HQ office in Ottawa. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Content and Results Develop and input into results-based programs that comply with CODE’s policies in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders Provide technical input into project inception plans, annual work plans, reports, etc. to strengthen education strategies and interventions to ensure inclusive, quality, gender responsive programs. Together with Monitoring and Evaluation specialist(s), develop strong frameworks for measuring impact, and advise on data collection to ensure quality. Lead training and organizational capacity building for local personnel to ensure quality of education programs. Guide ongoing program development. Support partnerships with local organizations and the national Ministry of Education. Management and Reporting Manages partnerships and programs with local partners. Maintains communication with local implementing partners to ensure clear understanding of CODE’s plans, criteria, policies and resources available to programs. Prepare terms and conditions, agreements and memoranda of understanding with relevant partners as required. Prepare project and program cash flows and expenditures for submission to CODE HQ in Ottawa. Responsibility to ensure all projects meet targets, objectives, and finalize budgets as designed. Oversee compliance with CODE’s donor’s contracts and laws. Support volunteers and consultants that support the program: o Provide logistical support to volunteers and consultants as necessary Submit program reports at the frequency required by the donor: o Produce narrative reports for various funders and/or donors (GAC, UNICEF, the World Bank etc.) based on the contractual agreement with each donor Responsible for managing all CODE Sierra Leone Country Office staff, including finance, program, and support staff. Represent CODE Work closely with the International Programs Team including all related specialists to continually improve CODE’s programming and management. Meet with education sector stakeholders in Sierra Leone, representing CODE. Works with members of the Fund Development and Marketing department, Finance department and Executive office to prepare proposals and reports to CODE’s individual and institutional donors. Develop relationships with all donors in country, through a landscape assessment, and regular contact for potential opportunities Represent CODE at the INGO Forum meetings Represent CODE with UN agencies present in country Writes communications pieces for CODE’s website, Annual report, newsletters and other communication materials. Performs administrative duties consistent with CODE’s corporate policies and practices. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Essential · Commitment to CODE’s vision of supporting a sustainable literate environment in the developing world · 3 to 5 years experience as Country Representative or Country Director, or extensive experience as a Program Manager, and Project Management experience · English fluency · Strong writing skills with experience in proposal and report writing · Experience managing timelines and budgets · Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills · Innovative and creative thinker · Demonstrated ability to get things done · Strong work ethic and be able to work well independently as well as be part of a team · Experience living and working in a developing context (preferably Sierra Leone) · Experience managing education-based and/or literacy programming in a developing context (experience working with GAC, World Bank, UNICEF, etc.) · Experience in developing donor relationships and attaining new funding opportunities Application deadline: Send your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to jobs@code.ngo by Monday, March 8, 2021. NOTE: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone. www.code.ngo How to apply: Send your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to jobs@code.ngo by Monday, March 8, 2021. NOTE: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone.
Project Manager
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: CODE Closing date: 8 Mar 2021 Position Title: Project Manager Location: Sierra Leone - Freetown Reports To: Country Representative NOTE: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone. Good books brought to life by excellent teachers help learners understand and thrive in the world around them. That is the idea behind CODE. CODE takes a comprehensive approach to programming, working with teacher educators, teachers, librarians, writers, and publishers to develop and sustain literate environment. We work in partnership with national and local governments, local implementing partners and in-country experts as well as with international experts. CODE’s programs address the severe shortage of qualified educators, drive sustainable change through system reform and put the empowerment of girls and women at the heart of CODE’s programs. The Project Manager is a leader with experience achieving results in these areas. Under the direction of the Sierra Leone Country Representative, The Project Manager will be the lead focal point for project management support to CODE’s programs. The Project Manager is responsible for managing and monitoring program implementation, reporting, and pursuing program development opportunities in accordance with CODE’s Strategic Plan. This includes managing project data collection, analysis and reporting; coordinating donor reporting and ensuring contractual compliance; and engaging with the local partner for day to day implementation. The Project Manager will work closely with the local partners to develop clear workplans, budgets, and monitoring plans to ensure proper implementation and for the project to reach all objectives. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Content and Results Develop and input into results-based programs that comply with CODE’s policies in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders Provide technical input into project inception plans, annual work plans, reports, etc. to strengthen education strategies and interventions to ensure inclusive, quality, gender responsive programs. Together with Monitoring and Evaluation specialist(s), develop strong frameworks for measuring impact, and advise on data collection to ensure quality. Guide ongoing program development. Management and Reporting Responsible for management of the project through regular communications with the local partner Maintains communication with all stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of CODE’s plans, criteria, policies and resources available to programs Prepare terms and conditions, agreements and memoranda of understanding with partners as required Develops project and program cash flows and expenditures Produces quarterly (or semi-annual) narrative reports for the project, through coordinating the various partner implementing components of the project Represent CODE Meet with relevant stakeholders for representing CODE and the project Works with members of the Fund Development and Marketing department, Finance department and Executive office to prepare proposals and reports to CODE’s individual and institutional donors. Develop relationships with all donors in country, through a landscape assessment, and regular contact for potential opportunities Writes communications pieces for CODE’s website, Annual report, newsletters and other communication materials. Performs administrative duties consistent with CODE’s corporate policies and practices POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Essential · Commitment to CODE’s vision of supporting a sustainable literate environment in the developing world · 5 to 8 years’ experience as a Project Management · English fluency essential, both written and oral · Strong writing skills with experience in proposal and report writing · Experience managing timelines and budgets · Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills · Innovative and creative thinker · Demonstrated ability to get things done · Strong work ethic and be able to work well independently as well as be part of a team · Experience living and working in a developing context · Experience in developing donor relationships and attaining new funding opportunities Application deadline: Send your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to jobs@code.ngo by Monday, March 8, 2021. NOTE: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone. www.code.ngo How to apply: Send your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to jobs@code.ngo by Monday, March 8, 2021. NOTE: Candidates must have the right to work in Sierra Leone. www.code.ngo
Paediatrician - ANGOLA
Country: Angola Organization: Doctors with Africa CUAMM Closing date: 22 Mar 2021 Doctors with Africa CUAMM is the first NGO in the healthcare area officially recognized in Italy. Founded in 1950 with the aim of training doctors to work in developing countries, CUAMM is working in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Central African Republic implementing healthcare projects in partnership with local governments and institutions. JOB TITLE: Paediatrician JOB LOCATION: Angola, Chiulo Hospital START DATE: May-June 2021 DURATION: 12 months REQUIREMENTS University Degree in Medicine and Surgery with further specialisation in Paediatrics Good knowledge of written and spoken Portuguese Solid experience in paediatrics; the experience in neonatology will be considered as an asset Previous experience in developing countries Adaptability to live and work in a rural area KEY DUTIES The Paediatrician is responsible for the Paediatrics department and the nutritional unit. The specific tasks are: ensure the proper functioning of the Paediatric and Nutritional Unit guarantee data collection and analysis for paediatric activities implement on-the-job training and formal training of staff dedicated to neonatal and child services contribute to the good functioning of the information system and to the strategy of improving the quality of services implemented in the hospital collaborate with other hospital doctors to ensure the exchange of knowledge and the proper functioning of the hospital in all its components How to apply: http://www.mediciconlafrica.org/en/application/ Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection process is based on non-discrimination criteria and candidates are taken into consideration without distinction of ethnicity, gender, political orientation, religion, personal opinions, sexual orientation. Doctors with Africa CUAMM does not tolerate any abuse, exploitation or violence against vulnerable children and adults, nor other behaviour that does not respect human dignity from its own staff, partner staff or other staff associated with the NGO.All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the mission and values of the organization, nondiscrimination policies and safeguarding principles.
She Leads Advocacy Advisor
Organization: Plan International Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization. We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation. To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do. Will you join us? The Opportunity Plan International is seeking a Youth Advocacy Advisor to manage the youth advocacy, activism and network building component of a multi-country programme, She Leads, and ensure alignment to Plan International’s global youth advocacy and movement building efforts through its Powering the Movement strategy. She Leads is a strategic partnership between Defence for Children - ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Plan International Netherlands, Terre des Hommes the Netherlands (tdh) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Equal Measures 2030 is a technical partner. The She Leads consortium brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and GYW-led groups and aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In addition to programming in these countries, a considerable part of the programming will be done at regional level, targeting regional institutions and other stakeholders operating at regional level. The consortium aims to achieve this goal by working through three interrelated domains: central to the She Leads programme is the enhancement of collective action of girls and young women in a gender-responsive civil society (civil society domain), support by increased acceptance of positive social gender norms (socio-cultural domain) and by enabling meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making by political institutions (institutional domain). She Leads adopted 10 shared principles that are based on feminist leadership and meaningful youth participation. Several of these principles focus on Girls’ and Young Women’s autonomy and meaningful participation in decision-making, on equal partnership and the values each consortium organisation brings to the partnership, on decentralized decision-making and mutual accountability and transparency, and on inclusiveness and collective care and wellbeing. The dimensions and accountability of the role are guided by these principles. The Youth Advocacy Advisor will be managed by Plan International’s Head of Youth Movements, with a dotted line to the Plan Netherlands International Advocacy lead. The role will involve being the lead person responsible for managing a multi-year girl and youth engagement strategy, facilitating cross-partner and country youth advocacy and network building efforts, ensuring meaningful global youth advocacy and building a strong, collaborative network of youth partners. The role will liaise with youth advisors from consortium partners and work across Plan International offices from country to regional and global levels. It will involve building strong relationships with youth partners and identifying and cultivating relevant external relationships such as with regional and global young feminist networks and organisations. The role will have no budget responsibilities but there will be a need to coordinate with offices to secure budget for relevant project activities. Given the scope of the programme and engagement both with consortium partners and external stakeholders and given the sensitivity of potential activism issues and speaking truth to power in a time of closing civic space, there is a high degree of risk to manage. The Advisor will be able to analyse and manage medium level partnerships, reputational and safeguarding risks and make informed, risk-based decisions, knowing when to seek strategic guidance from the Head of Youth Movement or relevant teams such as Safeguarding. About You A strong understanding of feminist movements in Africa and the Middle East and experience designing advocacy and campaign strategies and, ideally advocating at different levels will be essential in this role. You will have proven experience building networks and working with multiple partners in a participatory way and of working across diverse groups, cultures and languages. Experience working with adolescent girls and young people, including applying youth-friendly methodologies and participatory approaches to co-designing projects and of designing engaging and dynamic virtual spaces and workshops is key. Given the nature of this role you will also have practical experience of safeguarding and risk management practices. Your organisational and project management skills combined with a curious and strategic mind, a positive and visionary perspective and the ability to work with others as equal collaborators will ensure success in this role. Excellent English and either working level French or Arabic will be essential. The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. How to apply: Please visit our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=39793&company;=PlanInt for further information and to apply for this role.
Finance Manager (National staff)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: CAUSE Canada Closing date: 22 Mar 2021 The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of financial management of in country programs, ensuring compliance with CCSLP internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES · Oversee and manage daily program-wide accounting and finance functions including timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll, inventory, receivables, and payables · Plan and implement systems for financial operations in the country office and in area program offices including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record-keeping, grant management and compliance. · Train and supervise finance staff and volunteers in the program. · Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of projects. · Prepare monthly standard accounting submissions to Canada Headquarters, for review by the Financial Consultant, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner. · Prepare monthly management reports to the Canadian Finance Manager including expenditures by cost center/project and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner. · Prepare financial reports, for review by the Country Director, to donors in line with donor requirements and templates. Assist in developing annual fiscal year budgets together with the Country Director. Maintain complete filing system to support financial records. · Account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy, and control over payments. · Ensure documentations are available for External Annual Audit REQUIREMNETS · Bachelor’s degree (finance, accounting, business, or a related degree) 5+ years’ experience managing finances for donor-funded projects · Experience overseeing project budgets Knowledge of MS Excel and QuickBooks software · Knowledge of payroll and benefits How to apply: Send cover letter and CV to barb.mcintosh@cause.ca
Project Coordinator Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: British Council Closing date: 10 Mar 2021 Project Coordinator Sierra Leone Pay band: 4 Remuneration: SLL 39,761,130 per annum Post Location: Freetown Department: Education and Skills Contract type: Locally Engaged Duration: 12-month fixed term Role Purpose: The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project and operational support to the Project Manager. He / She will also support the implementation of trainings and delivery of projects in the Education and Skills portfolio. Main opportunities/challenges for this role: Given the scale and scope of the project, the Project Coordinator will be expected work in a very pragmatic, effective and dynamic way to support the implementation of project activities, coordinating trainings and workshops across Sierra Leone and provide assurance of quality impact. Requirements Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English First degree or equivalent experience Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with supporting project administration Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with coordinating project activities from planning to implementation Knowledge of basic financial administration Good communication skills Sound knowledge of Media and Communication Management Experience with conducting market research Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse range of demanding stakeholders Desirable: Proficiency in Krio Project Management qualification Project Management in an international context Knowledge of education system in Sierra Leone Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Sierra Leone. Closing Date: 10 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time How to apply: Apply directly on the British Council job site: Project Coordinator Sierra Leone (britishcouncil.org)
Global Health Intern – 1 year contract
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Organization: Crown Agents Closing date: 24 Mar 2021 About the role Function of department The Health Team in Crown Agents is part of the ‘Health and Humanitarian Growth Cluster’ who win and deliver health and humanitarian programmes. Current projects in the CA health portfolio include the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan, the Saving Lives Project in Sierra Leone, the Results Based Financing Programme in Zimbabwe, and the multi country Ascend programme working toward the elimination and control of five neglected tropical diseases in 12 countries. Main job purpose You will provide support to the Director of Global Health and the Health team more generally, including but not limited to providing support on the delivery of health projects, the administration of the health team, as well as supporting bids and developing the health track library. Main job responsibilities General Build knowledge and experience through working with colleagues, developing networks, communicating widely Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agent’s commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested Support business planning for Crown Agents Health Team Prepare agendas and ensure relevant papers are complete and distributed prior to meetings Attend meetings as required to take notes minutes and action points Collaborate with the Director of Health on various projects and attend relevant meetings; follow up on pertinent action items Follow-up action points with Director and staff Help resolve operational pinch points which need following up and tracking across multiple business teams Operational / Delivery Support the delivery of portfolio of health programmes Growth Compile research briefs across key health topics and geographical priority areas Working in close collaboration with the team, support the submission of high quality concepts, proposals and budgets Administration Provide full administrative support including, drafting correspondence, maintenance of electronic filing systems minute taking and accurate use of English Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agent’s commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement About you Qualification Ideally, holds an MSc degree in a relevant subject (Global health; International development). Experience Solid Microsoft Office and database management skills. Experience working with budgets desirable Strong self-management skills Strong organisational skills good written communication skills comfortable working with limited direction Proven ability to work across organisations with effective communications A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation Proven organizational and time management skills: the ability to work accurately and productively in a fast-paced environment and respond/adapt to shifting priorities; Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with a variety of internal and external contacts with confidence and poise; Strong listening skills and the ability to accurately follow directions. Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to deadlines. The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently. Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor and employee information. How to apply: Apply Here
Office Support Staff
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Save the Children Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 The Role: Office Support Staff QUALIFICATIONS Senior secondary school examination certificate EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:** Essential Minimum 1year experience in similar position preferably with an NGO Effective communication (verbal and written) and ability to read and follow written and oral instructions Ability to work long hours including early mornings and evenings, Maintaining confidentiality of information obtained in the course of work. Demonstrated professional approach such as honesty, trust and loyalty Proven skills in computer (windows, Word, Excel) Self - motivated with the ability to meet deadlines Practical problem-solving skills in a difficult environment Ability to work in and promote a team environment/ concept Flexible and easily adaptable to change Sensitive to issues affecting children Committed to SCI's child protection policy CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 Months Closing date: 2nd March, 2021 The Organization We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. Candidates should know that Save the Children is no longer using for job advert and therefore candidates should apply through the link that will be provided by Careers.sl. Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY How to apply: Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS40Mzk2Ni4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...
Research Associate
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Boston College Closing date: 31 Mar 2021 Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience. This is a full time (35 hours per week) benefits eligible position. This position is based in Sierra Leone. Anticipated length of employment is through November 30, 2023. The Research Associate will provide services to the research study “Long term stress and impairment in children and youth after an acute infectious disease outbreak: A longitudinal study of the social, familial and individual effects of Ebola viral disease (EVD)” (EVD Mental Health Study). Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas M. Crea, the Research Associate will provide services to the research study entitled “Long term stress and impairment in children and youth after an acute infectious disease outbreak: A longitudinal study of the social, familial and individual effects of Ebola viral disease (EVD)”. This study involves multiple local partners in Sierra Leone, including Caritas Freetown, Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES), Sustainable Health Systems (SHS), and Kenema Government Hospital (KGH). The study design includes translation of all research documents from English to Sierra Leonean Krio, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. The Research Associate will use her/his expertise in research, data collection, and knowledge working in Sierra Leone to perform bi-weekly supervision, database maintenance and provide support to the program team employed by Caritas Freetown and Kenema Government Hospital. The EVD Mental Health study is designed to examine physical and mental health outcomes for children infected by or exposed to EVD. The central research questions focus on how family and community relationships, and the experience of disease stigma, ameliorate or exacerbate children’s mental health symptoms over time. The study aims to survey 750 children and their caregivers in five districts at three one-year intervals. The results of this study will inform a critical shortage of knowledge in how acute infectious diseases are implicated in the development of mental health problems. Results will help inform the development of new interventions targeted to improve mental health for those infected or otherwise affected by acute infectious diseases. The Research Associate will join an ongoing collaboration between the Boston College School of Social Work and Caritas Freetown, and will also serve as a primary liaison with SLAES, SHS and Kenema Government Hospital. The EVD Mental Health study design includes translation of all research documents from English to Sierra Leonean Krio, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. EVD Mental Health Essential Functions ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS: Attend translation meetings and data analysis meetings at least bi-weekly. Attend data collection field visits. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. RESEARCH TASKS: Support input and quality checking of quantitative survey data. Support data management and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION: Participate in weekly online meetings with the Principal Investigator. Support organizational partners in communication and collaboration with the Caritas and KGH data collection teams. Provide program support to Caritas, SLAES, SHS and KGH managers with other assigned tasks. The Research Associate may work on a schedule falling outside normal business hours in order to meet demands in the field and cross-time zones communications. The work location is in Sierra Leone. How to apply: Please apply on this website: https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/4458?c=bc
Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship)
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: International Organization for Migration Closing date: 4 Mar 2021 Position Title: Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship) Duty Station: Freetown, Sierra Leone Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 04 March 2021 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity. Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process. For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates: Internal candidates Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu Second tier candidates include: All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states. Context: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office in IOM Sierra Leone and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the effective coordination and implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship project activities in line with strategic directions of the County Office. This position will require the successful candidate to be based at the IOM Country Office in Freetown, with frequent travel to border areas and other Sierra Leone districts to ensure the implementation of project activities, including technical and administrative aspects. This candidate will be responsible for coordinating, adapting and supporting the deployment of youth vocational skills and entrepreneurship skills that minimize the risk of irregular migration from Sierra Leone. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Coordinate and implement TVET and Entrepreneurship project activities, following the work plans and courses of action established in the approved project documents. Ensure timely implementation of activities as per agreed work plans and budget, in compliance with IOM and donor standards and coordination with relevant IOM RO Units and IOM COs in the Region. Analyze challenges and closely coordinate with stakeholders to revise work-plans if needed; facilitate timely reporting as per IOM and donor requirements. Liaise with the relevant Government counterparts, UN agencies and partners to ensure timely and effective implementation and monitoring of the Youth TVET/Entrepreneurship project activities. Act as a focal point of the UN Youth Task Team, collaborating with other UN agency counterparts in Sierra Leone. Provide technical inputs for the development of new concept notes/ project proposals for the mobilization of resources for the IOM Country Office in Sierra Leone. Collaborate with private companies, international partners and national NGOs to facilitate valuable project output. Supervise TVET/Entrepreneurship project support staff. Compile and disseminate information on project achievements, problems encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs for IOM Sierra Leone program managers, donors and implementing partners. Ensure timely project delivery by monitoring and following up on project deadlines, and financial and narrative reporting requirements in accordance to IOM Rules and Regulations. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master's degree in Public Policy, Development Studies, Planning, Business Management/ Administration, Engineering, or other fields relevant to management with two years of relevant professional experience; or, • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • Experience in project management or implementation in a developing country; • Experience in coordinating youth entrepreneurship-related projects; • Working experience in a resource-limited setting; • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities. Skills • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to deliver timely and high-quality products that meet end-user requirements; Strong personal ownership and ability to set and meet high professional standards; • Knowledge of youth entrepreneurship training, including financial literacy, business plan development and business mentorship; • Knowledge of structures and functions of Sierra Leone's government systems, international agencies, donors, and organizations as an advantage; • Knowledge of the region is an advantage. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Japanese is a strong advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments. Notes Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php). Required Competencies: Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values: • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential. • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction. IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months. The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 March 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment Posting period: From 19.02.2021 to 04.03.2021 No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts. Requisition: SVN 2021 41 Project Officer (TVET and Entrepreneurship) (P2) Freetown, Sierra Leone (56864471) Released Posting: Posting NC56864472 (56864472) Released
She Leads Advocacy Advisor
Organization: Plan International Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization. We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation. To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do. Will you join us? The Opportunity Plan International is seeking a Youth Advocacy Advisor to manage the youth advocacy, activism and network building component of a multi-country programme, She Leads, and ensure alignment to Plan International’s global youth advocacy and movement building efforts through its Powering the Movement strategy. She Leads is a strategic partnership between Defence for Children - ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Plan International Netherlands, Terre des Hommes the Netherlands (tdh) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Equal Measures 2030 is a technical partner. The She Leads consortium brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and GYW-led groups and aims to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In addition to programming in these countries, a considerable part of the programming will be done at regional level, targeting regional institutions and other stakeholders operating at regional level. The consortium aims to achieve this goal by working through three interrelated domains: central to the She Leads programme is the enhancement of collective action of girls and young women in a gender-responsive civil society (civil society domain), support by increased acceptance of positive social gender norms (socio-cultural domain) and by enabling meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making by political institutions (institutional domain). She Leads adopted 10 shared principles that are based on feminist leadership and meaningful youth participation. Several of these principles focus on Girls’ and Young Women’s autonomy and meaningful participation in decision-making, on equal partnership and the values each consortium organisation brings to the partnership, on decentralized decision-making and mutual accountability and transparency, and on inclusiveness and collective care and wellbeing. The dimensions and accountability of the role are guided by these principles. The Youth Advocacy Advisor will be managed by Plan International’s Head of Youth Movements, with a dotted line to the Plan Netherlands International Advocacy lead. The role will involve being the lead person responsible for managing a multi-year girl and youth engagement strategy, facilitating cross-partner and country youth advocacy and network building efforts, ensuring meaningful global youth advocacy and building a strong, collaborative network of youth partners. The role will liaise with youth advisors from consortium partners and work across Plan International offices from country to regional and global levels. It will involve building strong relationships with youth partners and identifying and cultivating relevant external relationships such as with regional and global young feminist networks and organisations. The role will have no budget responsibilities but there will be a need to coordinate with offices to secure budget for relevant project activities. Given the scope of the programme and engagement both with consortium partners and external stakeholders and given the sensitivity of potential activism issues and speaking truth to power in a time of closing civic space, there is a high degree of risk to manage. The Advisor will be able to analyse and manage medium level partnerships, reputational and safeguarding risks and make informed, risk-based decisions, knowing when to seek strategic guidance from the Head of Youth Movement or relevant teams such as Safeguarding. About You A strong understanding of feminist movements in Africa and the Middle East and experience designing advocacy and campaign strategies and, ideally advocating at different levels will be essential in this role. You will have proven experience building networks and working with multiple partners in a participatory way and of working across diverse groups, cultures and languages. Experience working with adolescent girls and young people, including applying youth-friendly methodologies and participatory approaches to co-designing projects and of designing engaging and dynamic virtual spaces and workshops is key. Given the nature of this role you will also have practical experience of safeguarding and risk management practices. Your organisational and project management skills combined with a curious and strategic mind, a positive and visionary perspective and the ability to work with others as equal collaborators will ensure success in this role. Excellent English and either working level French or Arabic will be essential. ** How to apply: Please visit our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=39793&company;=PlanInt for further information and to apply.
Financial Controller West Africa
Country: Ghana Organization: British Council Closing date: 2 Mar 2021 Financial Controller West Africa Pay band: 7 Remuneration: GHS 93,012 per annum Post Location: Accra, Ghana Department: Finance Contract type: Locally Engaged Duration: Indefinite Role Purpose: The post holder supports the Regional Financial Controller with the end to end accounting process across the operation; including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. The role holder will act as the finance lead for the financial control function in West Africa cluster, working closely with the accounting teams, and acting as the key finance business partner to senior management teams across Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. The role will manage a team of accountants based in multiple locations. Requirements Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CFA) with at least 3 years of experience post-qualification Minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in a managerial post Experience of managing a diverse team or group of stakeholders in multiple locations Excellent leadership and communication skills Able to relay complex financial information in an easy-to-understand way Highly organised and deadline oriented Experience of an ERP system Desirable: Working experience and knowledge in SAP Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Ghana. Closing Date: 2 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time How to apply: Candidates can apply via the British Council job Portal -https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/Accra-Financial-Controller%2C-West-Africa-Sub/651582301/?locale=en_GB
Technical Services Unit Senior Manager
Country: Kenya Organization: UNOPS Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 Background Information - Job-specific Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC/East and Southern Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states. The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will based in Nairobi and will be required to travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Hub Director. The Technical Services Unit (TSU) office is based in Nairobi, and will require extensive travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Multi Country Office Director. The TSU engages in multidisciplinary design, assessments and advisory work, and manages relationships with other technical stakeholders such as specialist design firms for high risk structures. The TSU provides design services for infrastructure works to project managers. Recently the team has expanded its offering to include consulting services such as assessments, feasibility studies and advisory services on a wide range of infrastructure types. We want to continue and further expand technical services to our partners and clients at a wider field of operations. The TSU currently has 15 permanent and 40+ retainer personnel including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS and specialist infrastructure advisors (for dams, ICT and biomedical works) and CAD technicians as well as support personnel. Current projects are underway / imminent in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Eswatini, Zambia, Mozambique and Cameroon. The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will provide leadership, design management and business development for the TSU and integrate the technical offering as a key differentiator for UNOPS in the sub-region. The TSU is a business unit for the Multi Country office and comes under the direction of the Director for East and Southern Africa office (KEMC). ** Functional Responsibilities The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will be required to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:- Technical Service Management Provide leadership, financial control, advice and guidance for infrastructure work undertaken by the TSU; Expand the offering of the TSU to include more advisory projects; Responsible for establishing solid working relationships with key stakeholders. Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities and progress to ensure smooth handover of the work without any issues; Secure new commissions by proactively engaging with a range of existing and potential clients; Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of progress, sustainability and post project requirements such as revisions); Manage the implementation of approved design work plans (including the establishment of milestones) in agreement with the client; Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle; Identify and manage opportunities and risks to optimize benefit to client and stakeholders;; Ensure design office capacity and personnel levels are appropriate and maintained in accordance with workload and budget; Select, recruit and train TSU team based on competencies required Lead, motivate, mentor and manage the multidisciplinary TSU team; Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards whilst on mission; Establish and maintain schedules and budgets for the design work; Serve as the spokesperson and representative for the TSU and the Multi-Country office on technical and business matters; Conduct regular performance appraisals of personnel; Develop and implement a Quality Management System for the office, including monitoring to ensure products are accepted; Works closely with the TSU Project Support Officer on financial management and oversight of the work including approval of project invoices and ensure the Unit is self-sufficient to operate throughout the year; takes responsibility for managing budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments made Perform other special projects as instructed by the Multi-Country office Director. Partnership Development Maintain close contact with clients and pursue future work; Develop new collaboration opportunities with clients and partners; Prepare expressions of interest and proposals (personnel, resourcing, methodology, proposal preparation and coordination, preparation of financial proposals and quotations etc.) that generate additional revenue and partnerships; Define TSU business development strategy for UNOPS that integrates use of the services for increased growth and impact; Explore opportunities for wider engagement of the TSU team with industry and academia; Drive innovation by developing partnerships and recommending new solutions and ideas across the organization that are designed to meet the future challenges of our operations and project delivery for the Multi-Country office; Perform market analysis and identify potential areas of new work for TSU; Develop the communication strategy and delivery of information around the TSU’s use of technology solutions for UNOPS; Provide, promote and/or facilitate personnel development opportunities (for technical and non-technical personnel in TSU); ** Education A Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or related Engineering field is required; A university Degree (Bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or related Engineering field, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree; ** Experience At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Infrastructure designs and projects is required; At least 2 year experience in managing multidisciplinary and/or multicultural teams is required; At least 2 years exposure of infrastructure designs or infrastructure projects in fragile state or developing countries is required; Experience working in conflict or post-conflict context is an advantage. Experience in budget management, leadership, partnership development, stakeholder management, advisory services and project financial control will be an added advantage ** Languages Fluency in English language is required; ** Competencies Strategic Perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. Leading self and others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Result Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Solution focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. ** Contract type, level and duration Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: IICA 3 (ICS 11) Contract duration: ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’ For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx This position is based in a family duty station ** Additional Considerations Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. ** Background Information - UNOPS UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. Working with us UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines. Diversity With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates. Work life harmonization UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. How to apply: Click below link to apply for this vacancy https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=19583
A COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE - LIBERIA
Country: Liberia Organization: Action Contre la Faim France Closing date: 13 Mar 2021 RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of the Sierra Leone & Liberia Country Director, you are responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the country strategy and for the overall supervision of the country staff in Liberia (2 bases of operations in Monrovia and Saniquellie Nimba). More precisely, you will be in charge of: Coordinate and implement Action Against Hunger's strategy at country level Coordinate overall implementation of programs, monitoring and reporting Manage the team at field level Manage, supervise and monitor the partnership agreements Manage external relations with government, Donors and Partners Facilitate good working relationships with Sierra Leone and with the coordination team Manage overall security and safety at field level REQUESTED PROFILE You hold a Master's degree in humanitarian international field. You have at least 5 years professional experience in implementing in emergency and development programs (specifically health and nutrition, food security, WASH) or emergency program in a humanitarian or development context, including at least 3-year professional experience within a coordination or senior management team. You have proven working in an emergency humanitarian and development context. You demonstrate strong leadership, managerial, communication and capacity building skills. You are familiar with donor's regulation and policies. You are organised, able to set priorities you demonstrate autonomy, decision making and ability to work under pressure. You have strong skills on networking, negotiation and influencing You know how to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment Experience working with/through local partners is a plus. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS / SALARY Specific conditions/salary for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT: Country/base : Liberia, Morovia 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation Monthly gross salary : from 2735 à 3185EUR upon experience Monthly per diem and living allowance: 758 $ net, field paid Monthly country allowance: 150EUR Child allowance Pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens : 16% of the gross monthly salary Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses and repatriation insurance Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 EUR at each RnR period Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge © ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination. ]]> How to apply: Pour postuler, cliquez sur ce lien / To apply, please click on this following link : apply here
MERL Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening
Organization: Last Mile Health Closing date: 5 Mar 2021 The Role At Last Mile Health (LMH), we dig data. Do you have experience leading innovative monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) for health system strengthening of global community health programs? If so, you may be our next MERL Specialist for Health System Strengthening. The Global MERL team is building a robust system of measurement, evaluation, and learning to drive improvement of programmatic work at Last Mile Health. The MERL Specialist for Health System Strengthening will work with country teams to develop and implement MERL plans to measure and understand progress, outcomes, and impacts of health systems strengthening activities across Last Mile Health programs in Liberia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone. MERL Plans will focus on technical assistance, health financing, health workforce strengthening, and advocacy. Reporting to the Global Director of MERL, the Specialist will collaborate with the country and global teams to understand program goals and implementation then bring responsive methods to assess and learn from progress towards reaching goals. To support data use and adaptive management, the MERL Specialist will analyze and share findings with country team programs, executive leadership, and identified external stakeholders including but not limited to LMH funders and Ministries of Health. (This position is open to candidates located in Malawi, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and in the United States (preference to New York City and Boston but other locations may be considered). Candidates must have the ability to work in one of the countries listed above. Please note that our US offices are currently closed due to COVID 19 and all US-based staff are working remotely. What You’ll Do Directly lead and/or provide technical leadership to develop and implement MERL plans for programs and activities related to health system strengthening, financing, health workforce, policy change, and advocacy. Engage program teams to ensure MERL plans are fit for purpose and responsive to programmatic priorities and learning needs. Develop organizational and country-level metrics to measure the sustainability of investments for community-based primary care and advocacy short and long-term impact of global and country-level advocacy activities. Lead or contribute to assessments of the health workforce and resource mapping. Collaborate on or contribute inputs for costing studies (e.g., cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit). Adapt or develop data collection tools (e.g., surveys, key informant interview guides, focus group guides) and implement those tools. Share findings with program teams and collaborate to use findings to refine strategies, strengthen programs, and improve activities. Support MERL activities as requested by MERL team leadership and work to strengthen organizational-wide knowledge of MERL. Provide effective coaching, mentorship and professional development related to MERL activities within the MERL team and across LMH to strengthen organizational-wide knowledge of MERL. What You’ll Bring Several years of professional experience in public health and/or international development, specifically in MERL activities for health system strengthening, policy, health financing, and advocacy initiatives. Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or other related field Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative MERL methods. Demonstrated experience applying equity principles to MERL activities. Experience developing MERL plans, reports, publications, whitepapers, toolkits, and factsheets. Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and ability to collaborate with and provide technical support to internal teams and external partners, government counterparts. Demonstrated experience facilitating inclusive conversations with a range of stakeholders across geographies and cultural contexts. Deep knowledge of African health systems, health finance, health workforce, policy, and advocacy. Ability to communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences Experience persuading stakeholders to adopt policies/programs strategically as aligned with the evidence and appropriate for the local context. Experience contributing to grant/proposal writing and reporting to donors. You’ll Impress Us if You have experience collaborating with and coaching program/implementing teams to support data use. You have experience in global health or international development, specifically the continent of Africa is preferred. You have a Masters Degree in the areas of Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or a related field Benefits Information As LMH strives to increase transparency into our compensation principles we are highlighting below more details around our compensation policy and benefits associated with this position. In line with our compensation principles, this position will pay at the 50th to 60th percentile of the market to which you are employed. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process. Principles guiding our compensation policy: Data-Driven: We benchmark salaries against large datasets containing compensation data from organizations with whom we compete for talent. We benchmark salaries for specific roles and specific candidate experience. Competitive: Candidates should be paid the most competitive salaries possible for their position given budgetary constraints. We aim to pay above market, typically between the 50th-60th percentile of the market. Transparent: Compensation policies should be transparent and easily understood. We want all candidates to understand how we set salaries and to know we aim to pay competitively. Equitable: Compensation should be implemented consistently across candidates of different identities, teams, and geographies, while keeping into account the different talent markets and economies we operate in. Responsible: LMH needs to operate in a sustainable way and practice good stewardship of our resources. About Last Mile Health Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Boston, and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. How to apply: Please submit your application here.
Conservation Finance Officer
Country: Liberia Organization: Pact Closing date: 1 Apr 2021 At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect. Position Overview Pact seeks a *Conservation Finance Officer*for the anticipated USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emissions Development (WABILED) Activity to support commitments on conservation and sustainable management of the region’s biodiversity. WABILED aims to promote biodiversity conservation and climate resilient, low-emissions development in the forest ecosystems of West Africa and improve governance and policy over critical natural and human systems. WABILED will increase the capacity of institutions at all levels to reduce wildlife trafficking, deforestation, and forest degradation, establish and strengthen management of conservation areas in biodiverse landscapes, and improve land use to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. This Activity will also explore private sector opportunities for achieving biodiversity and sustainable landscape objectives. It will be implemented across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries, with field work in terrestrial transboundary landscapes of Mano River Union countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire). Key Responsibilities The Conservation Finance Officerwill work with stakeholders to increase financial investment in support of achieving national and regional conservation goals. They will provide direction for development of regional and country level strategies for partnerships that mobilize both private and public capital for conservation and sustainable land management and that incorporate landscape investment principles into business models. The role will also require representing the Activity at meetings and events as required, and managing relationships with relevant USAID implementing partners and private sector partners. The Conservation Finance Officer will develop a range of initiatives and investment products including but not limited to: Map drivers for economic value created through sustainable land use and other conservation activities, including private sector cashflow modeling Conceptualize, design and structure a range of products with different risk profiles to market to investors with specific risk tolerances Structure green finance mechanisms with investors and other relevant stakeholders Undertake natural capital and ecosystem services valuation alongside government and business entities Increase green financing opportunities in the region by identifying and supporting opporutnities for sustainable forestry and agriculture production approaches Increase opportunity for forest conservation, restoration offset trading Work with the public sector to identify key areas to improve supportive policy environment for ESG investments Basic Requirements Master’s degree in economics, business administration, and/or equivalent transactional experience either structuring investment vehicles or making direct investments (CFA or equivalent). Working experience/Strong familiarity with conservation finance vehicles (REDD+, Payment for Ecosystem Services, impact bonds, etc.). 5+ years demonstrated experience working with stakeholders, at regional, national and local levels, to promote alternative finance, innovative business models, livelihoods interventions, sustainable income generation. Experience in Western Africa, especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire. French and English proficiency required. Preferred Qualifications Strong working knowledge of alternative finance trends and ESG investment standards, innovative deal structures and investment vehicles in global development, and preferably in biodiversity conservation. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract. Understanding of financial management and ability to identify and propose strategies on risk management and mitigation Sound knowledge of financial management, analysis, and reporting Experience with transactional agreements and drafting terms for contractual documentation A very good understanding of the biodiversity conservation sector Experience with USAID-funded programs. Qualified ECOWAS country nationals Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors. How to apply: Please click here to apply for this position.
National Project Coordinator
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Pact Closing date: 5 Jun 2021 At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Mines to Markets (M2M) - Pact’s Mines to Markets Signature Initiative assists mineral-dependent communities to gain lasting benefits from the more sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector: we link mining to livelihoods, governance, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions. The M2M program is currently active in eleven countries, working with all scales of mining from large scale industrial operations (LSMs) to individual Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) and their communities, in remote areas. For more information on current and some past projects at www.pactworld.org/mining. Position Overview Background Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector provides critical livelihoods for women, men and youth, but is largely informal and associated with a range of social and environmental challenges, including mercury use. In response to this, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) developed a National Action Plan (NAP) for the country, which was recently endorsed (by the President), and outlines strategies for supporting reduction in mercury usage in the ASGM sector, through introducing better mining practices, formalizing the sector, and advancing gender equality in ASGM communities. Beyond mercury, the NAP aims to support the broader professionalization of ASGM, in line with national development priorities as outlined in Sierra Leone’s Medium-term National Development Plan 2019-2023. Funded by GIZ, Pact’s work in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector focuses on supporting stakeholders to “kick-start” implementation of Sierra Leone’s NAP. The Project aims to accomplish this by supporting responsible gold production and trade and improved formal market access for ASGM miners and gold traders. Interventions will target Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district, where significant ASGM activity takes place with increasing mercury use, and little support has been provided to ASGM communities to date. Key Responsibilities Summary of Role Pact is seeking a full-time local consultant to assist with this project. The National Coordinator will work report to and work closely together with Pact M2M’s Project Manager (Jorden de Haan), alongside two part-time national consultants. The consultant will lead community engagement, training and CRAFT reporting efforts, liaise with local partners, and support the Project Manager in coordinating local project activities from Freetown with frequent field trips. The consultant will work for a period of performance up to 298 days’ LOE starting on February 08, 2021. Duties and Responsibilities The position will support the Project Manager and collaborate with the Project Technical Supervisor and local consultants to ensure coordination and provide administrative and technical support where required to ensure all project activities run smoothly and outputs are delivered in a timely fashion. Besides technical tasks, this will include day-to-day co-management of project activities, coordination with GIZ, the Government of Sierra Leone and other project stakeholders, and ongoing reporting and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities and context. Specific responsibilities will evolve on an ongoing basis, but include among other things: Daily coordination (‘check-ins’) with the Project Manager about the project status and responding to ad hoc requests for inputs and actions. Ongoing monitoring of the institutional, policy, business, and security context of Sierra Leone’s ASM sector; and pro-active, regular reporting to the Project Manager. Review of the Project’s Technical Proposal and Implementation Workplan. In-depth study of Sierra Leone’s National Action Plan and ASGM Overview; the CRAFT Code; and Formalization Handbook; and ongoing study of developments in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector, especially in Tonkolili district. Regular communication and engagement with the GIZ office in Freetown, the National Minerals Agency (NMA), Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and other project stakeholders. Co-design and review of training, workshop and communications materials, and translation into Creole or other local languages as appropriate. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of project activities, and co-drafting of bi-annual M&E; reports. Regular printing and scanning of Project materials; and proper maintenance of ‘home office’ equipment including laptop, printer, scanner and Wifi modem. Regular coordination and meetings with the Project’s National Mineral Processing Expert and National Gender and Social Inclusion Expert, to obtain their timely advice and inputs to project activities out and deliverables. Primary responsibility for making travel, accommodation, workshop, and other logistical arrangements for project staff in a timely and cost-effective manner. This will include, among other things, vehicle rental, engagement of drivers, venue rental, reservations of food, beverages, projectors, white boards, and so on. In collaboration with the Project Manager and Finance Officer, quarterly forecasting of local project expenses, and requesting of advance payments for financing local project costs in relation to travel, accommodation, venue rental, etc. Regular and accurate documentation of local expenses, and timely provision of expense reports to the Project Manager and Finance Officer. Basic Requirements Requirements Strong interpersonal and communicative skills, and the proven ability to maintain professional relationships with both government and non-government institutions involved in Sierra Leone’s mining sector; MSc in public policy, international development, or a directly related field; At least three years of work experience coordinating and engaging with the government and regional government institutions, non-governmental institutions, international development organizations, international research centers and communities including ASGM communities; Proficiency in English and Creole, both in speaking and writing; Sierra Leonian citizen/resident, or existing work permit to carry out this work in Sierra Leone. Physical Effort This is a remote, home-based consultancy The consultant is expected to travel within Sierra Leone, especially in Tonkolili district Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors. How to apply: Apply Here
National Mineral Processing Expert
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Pact Closing date: 1 May 2021 At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Mines to Markets (M2M) - Pact’s Mines to Markets Signature Initiative assists mineral-dependent communities to gain lasting benefits from the more sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector: we link mining to livelihoods, governance, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions. The M2M program is currently active in eleven countries, working with all scales of mining from large scale industrial operations (LSMs) to individual Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) and their communities, in remote areas. For more information on current and some past projects at www.pactworld.org/mining. Position Overview Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector provides critical livelihoods for women, men and youth, but is largely informal and associated with a range of social and environmental challenges, including mercury use. In response to this, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) developed a National Action Plan (NAP) for the country, which was recently endorsed (by the President), and outlines strategies for supporting reduction in mercury usage in the ASGM sector, through introducing better mining practices, formalizing the sector, and advancing gender equality in ASGM communities. Beyond mercury, the NAP aims to support the broader professionalization of ASGM, in line with national development priorities as outlined in Sierra Leone’s Medium-term National Development Plan 2019-2023. Funded by GIZ, Pact’s work in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector focuses on supporting stakeholders to “kick-start” implementation of Sierra Leone’s NAP. The Project aims to accomplish this by supporting responsible gold production and trade and improved formal market access for ASGM miners and gold traders. Interventions will target Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district, where significant ASGM activity takes place with increasing mercury use, and little support has been provided to ASGM communities to date. Key Responsibilities Pact is seeking a part-time local consultant to assist with this project. The National Mineral Processing Expert will work report to and work closely together with Pact M2M’s Project Manager (Jorden de Haan), alongside two other national consultants. The consultant will support mercury abatement efforts and gold trader engagement in the field and in Freetown. Additionally, the consultant will support the Project teams with inception meetings, a field assessment, Mine Plan development (focusing on technical and environmental aspects), and gold trader/exporter engagements. The consultant will work for a period of performance up to 75 days’ LOE starting on February 8, 2021. The position will support the Project Manager and National Coordinator and collaborate with the Project’s Technical Supervisor and National Gender and Social Inclusion Expert to ensure that all project activities and outputs related to mineral processing and environmental stewardship are technically sound and appropriate to the local ASGM context. Moreover, he or she will support selected project activities related to data collection, training and stakeholder engagement. Specific responsibilities include: Weekly coordination (‘check-ins’) with the Project Manager and National Coordinator about the project status and national ASM context, and responding to (small) ad hoc requests for advice, inputs and actions within this consultancy’s technical scope of work. Review of the Project’s Technical Proposal and Implementation Workplan. In-depth study of Sierra Leone’s National Action Plan and ASGM Overview; UNIDO’s Practical Guide for Reducing Mercury Use in ASGM; and ongoing monitoring of developments in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector, especially in Tonkolili district. Participating in inception meetings with the GIZ office in Freetown, the National Minerals Agency (NMA), Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and other project stakeholders. Participating in a field study to assess local geology and ore potential, mining and mineral processing practices, mercury use, and opportunities for improving gold recovery, environmental stewardship and occupational health and safety; and documenting this in a field report. Co-design and review of training, workshop and communications materials related to mineral processing, environmental stewardship and occupational health and safety. Co-design and review of Mine Plans developed with selected ASGM communities, with a focus on issues pertaining to mineral processing, environmental stewardship and occupational health and safety. Co-facilitation of workshop and training events, with a leading role in issues of mineral processing, mercury abatement, environmental stewardship and occupational health and safety. Supporting the Project Manager and National Coordinator in engaging gold exporters with a view to understanding their needs and gauging their interest in joining the project’s CRAFT scheme. The following deliverables should be completed by the end of the consultancy and the quality and timely delivery of tasks/outcomes will be used to determine if the assignment was successfully completed: Deliverables/Payment Schedule/Level of Effort # Deliverable Expected LOE (in days) Invoicing 1 Technical sections of Supply Chain Assessment Report 20 TBD 2 Written inputs to training materials and TTT manuals on technical strengthening 15 TBD 3 Written inputs to Report 1 on Technical Strengthening 15 TBD 4 Written inputs to Report 2 on Technical Strengthening, and written inputs to 2 draft Mine Plans 15 TBD Final Written inputs to and review of CRAFT report 10 TBD Total: 75 Basic Requirements An MSc in geosciences, mining engineering, or a directly related field; At least 5 years of professional experience in the mining industry, including Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector; Possesses both a theoretical and practical knowledge on mercury-free mineral processing solutions; Proficiency in English and Creole, both in speaking and writing; Sierra Leonian citizen/resident, or existing work permit to carry out this work in Sierra Leone. The consultant is expected to travel within Sierra Leone, especially in Tonkolili distric Application Requirements · CV · Daily rate · Writing Sample Proposal submission deadline 5 February 2021. At Pact’s discretion, any application received after the exact date specified for receipt may be considered ineligible for consideration. Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors. How to apply: Apply Here
National Gender and Social Inclusion Expert
Country: Sierra Leone Organization: Pact Closing date: 6 Mar 2021 At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Mines to Markets (M2M) - Pact’s Mines to Markets Signature Initiative assists mineral-dependent communities to gain lasting benefits from the more sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector: we link mining to livelihoods, governance, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions. The M2M program is currently active in eleven countries, working with all scales of mining from large scale industrial operations (LSMs) to individual Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) and their communities, in remote areas. For more information on current and some past projects at www.pactworld.org/mining. Position Overview Background Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector provides critical livelihoods for women, men and youth, but is largely informal and associated with a range of social and environmental challenges, including mercury use. In response to this, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) developed a National Action Plan (NAP) for the country, which was recently endorsed (by the President), and outlines strategies for supporting reduction in mercury usage in the ASGM sector, through introducing better mining practices, formalizing the sector, and advancing gender equality in ASGM communities. Beyond mercury, the NAP aims to support the broader professionalization of ASGM, in line with national development priorities as outlined in Sierra Leone’s Medium-term National Development Plan 2019-2023. Funded by GIZ, Pact’s work in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector focuses on supporting stakeholders to “kick-start” implementation of Sierra Leone’s NAP. The Project aims to accomplish this by supporting responsible gold production and trade and improved formal market access for ASGM miners and gold traders. Interventions will target Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district, where significant ASGM activity takes place with increasing mercury use, and little support has been provided to ASGM communities to date. Key Responsibilities Summary of Role Pact is seeking a part-time local consultant to assist with this project. The National Gender and Social Inclusion Expert will work report to and work closely together with Pact M2M’s Project Manager (Jorden de Haan), alongside two other national consultants. The consultant will support a rapid gold supply chain assessment, trainings with community members, and Project workshops. She or he will also review the Project’s training materials, reports and other outputs to ensure gender and other social inclusion considerations (e.g. regarding youth, disadvantaged ethnic groups, etc.) are mainstreamed. The consultant will work for a period of performance up to 50 days’ LOE starting on February 8, 2021. Duties and Responsibilities The position will support the Project Manager and National Coordinator and collaborate other project staff to ensure that all project activities and outputs related to women, youth and socio-economic development are technically sound and appropriate to the local ASGM context. Moreover, he or she will support selected project activities related to data collection, training and stakeholder engagement. Specific responsibilities include: Weekly coordination (‘check-ins’) with the Project Manager and National Coordinator about the project status and national ASM context, and responding to (small) ad hoc requests for advice and inputs within this consultancy’s technical scope of work. Review of the Project’s Technical Proposal and Implementation Workplan; Sierra Leone’s National Action Plan and ASGM Overview; and UNITAR’s Socio-economic ASGM Research Methodology. Regular monitoring of developments in Sierra Leone’s ASGM sector, especially in Tonkolili district; and sharing of relevant (research) findings with Project staff. Participating in inception meetings with the GIZ office in Freetown, the National Minerals Agency (NMA), Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and other project stakeholders. Participating in a field study to assess socio-cultural, socio-economic and gender dynamics, the role, challenges, opportunities and needs of women and children, and occupational health and safety considerations in targeted ASGM communities. Co-design and review of training, workshop and communications materials related to organizational strengthening, formalization, business management and gender equality. Co-facilitation of workshop and training events, with a leading role in issues of gender, social inclusion, socio-economic development, and other areas as appropriate to the Expert’s expertise and interest. Review of Mine Plans developed with selected ASGM communities, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender, social inclusion, socio-economic development and occupational health and safety. Basic Requirements Requirements MSc or higher degree in public policy, international development, or related discipline in social sciences. At least four years of professional experience on gender dynamics in artisanal mining, and broader expertise on women’s (in)access to justice and women’s participation and leadership in Sierra Leone; Experience conducting field work in Sierra Leonian ASM communities and facilitating trainings and workshops in rural communities; Demonstrated expertise on the subject matter, evidenced by multiple publications on the topic; Proficiency in English and Creole, both in speaking and writing; Sierra Leonian citizen/resident, or existing work permit to carry out this work in Sierra Leone. Physical Effort This is a remote, home-based consultancy The consultant is expected to travel within Sierra Leone, especially in Tonkolili district Deliverables The following deliverables should be completed by the end of the consultancy and the quality and timely delivery of tasks/outcomes will be used to determine if the assignment was successfully completed: Deliverables/Payment Schedule/Level of Effort # Deliverable Expected LOE (in days) Due Date (mm/dd/yyyy) 1 Technical sections of Supply Chain Assessment Report 20 19 March 2021 2 Written inputs to training materials and TTT manuals on organizational strengthening 10 15 April 2021 3 Written review of Report 1 on Organizational Strengthening 15 31 May 2021 4 Written review of Report 2 on Organizational Strengthening, and written inputs to 2 draft Mine Plans 10 15 September 2021 Final Written review of CRAFT report 5 31 October 2021 Total: 60 Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors. 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Conservation Finance Specialist
Country: Guinea Organization: Pact Closing date: 19 Mar 2021 At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect. Position Overview Pact seeks a Conservation Finance Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emissions Development (WABILED) Activity to support commitments on conservation and sustainable management of the region’s biodiversity. WABILED aims to promote biodiversity conservation and climate resilient, low-emissions development in the forest ecosystems of West Africa and improve governance and policy over critical natural and human systems. WABILED will increase the capacity of institutions at all levels to reduce wildlife trafficking, deforestation, and forest degradation, establish and strengthen management of conservation areas in biodiverse landscapes, and improve land use to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. This Activity will also explore private sector opportunities for achieving biodiversity and sustainable landscape objectives. It will be implemented across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries, with field work in terrestrial transboundary landscapes of Mano River Union countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire). Key Responsibilities The Conservation Finance Specialist will work with stakeholders to increase financial investment in support of achieving national and regional conservation goals. S/he will provide direction for development of regional and country level strategies for partnerships that mobilize both private and public capital for conservation and sustainable land management and that incorporate landscape investment principles into business models. The role will also require representing the Activity at meetings and events as required, and managing relationships with relevant USAID implementing partners and private sector partners. S/he will develop a range of initiatives and investment products including but not limited to: Map drivers for economic value created through sustainable land use and other conservation activities, including private sector cashflow modeling Conceptualize, design and structure a range of products with different risk profiles to market to investors with specific risk tolerances Structure green finance mechanisms with investors and other relevant stakeholders Undertake natural capital and ecosystem services valuation alongside government and business entities Increase green financing opportunities in the region by identifying and supporting opporutnities for sustainable forestry and agriculture production approaches Increase opportunity for forest conservation, restoration offset trading Work with the public sector to identify key areas to improve supportive policy environment for ESG investments Basic Requirements Master’s degree in economics, business administration, and/or equivalent transactional experience either structuring investment vehicles or making direct investments (CFA or equivalent). Working experience/Strong familiarity with conservation finance vehicles (REDD+, Payment for Ecosystem Services, impact bonds, etc.). 5+ years demonstrated experience working with stakeholders, at regional, national and local levels, to promote alternative finance, innovative business models, livelihoods interventions, sustainable income generation. Experience in Western Africa, especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire. French and English proficiency required. Preferred Qualifications Strong working knowledge of alternative finance trends and ESG investment standards, innovative deal structures and investment vehicles in global development, and preferably in biodiversity conservation. Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract. Understanding of financial management and ability to identify and propose strategies on risk management and mitigation Sound knowledge of financial management, analysis, and reporting Experience with transactional agreements and drafting terms for contractual documentation A very good understanding of the biodiversity conservation sector Experience with USAID-funded programs. Qualified ECOWAS country nationals Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors. 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