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Sierra Leone: Business Development Advisor
Organization: Save the Children Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 26 Dec 2019 KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : New Business Development * Ensure that the Country Office has a comprehensive Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively. * Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors. * Position Country Office to successfully win and manage medium and large grants, including support management of Country Portfolio and setting of financial targets. * Lead development of high-value or complex proposals or bids including proposal writing and interdepartmental coordination with Program, Operations, Awards and Finance team for proposal development. * Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities. * Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process. Provide regular updates to the Director of PDQ on status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor. * Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration. * Any other duties assigned Donor Engagement * Lead the development and regular update of donor engagement strategy to assist in growing the Sierra Leone and Liberia portfolio, consistent with the Country Strategy. * Cultivate excellent working relationships with donor agencies at regional and country level as appropriate and in collaboration with the Director of Programme Development and Quality. BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) Accountability: * Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values * Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. Ambition: * Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same * Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others * Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale. Collaboration: * Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters * Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength * Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. Creativity: * Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions * Willing to take disciplined risks. Integrity: * Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity QUALIFICATIONS: * Master’s Degree in Development Practice, Social Science or relevant field. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Essential * Minimum 7 years’ experience in development and or emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in at least two priority sectors of Save the Children: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition. * Proven track record in producing winning bids and proposals for institutional donors, corporates / private sector and others * Strong understanding and experience with USG, DFID, EU, UN and other institutional donor funding mechanisms and contract regulations. * Excellent writing/editing, reporting, budget development and presentation/communication skills. * Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million dollar project budgets. * Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. * Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy Desirable * Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets. * Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner and experience in leading project presentations to donors and partners * Proven ability to design high quality programs * Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, and pull together input from a diverse team. * Cultural awareness and ability to work in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. * Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aC5zaWFrLjMxMzQyLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Senegal: Country Cluster Manager, Sahel
Organization: British Red Cross Country: Senegal Closing date: 08 Jan 2020 Location: Dakar, Senegal Contract type: FTC 2 years Hours: 35 per week Salary: Starting at GBP 40,979 + monthly subsistence allowance, accommodation Accompanied: Yes, family accompaniment. The BRC is recruiting for an exciting senior management role based in Dakar. If you are an experienced humanitarian with strong diplomacy skills and extensive experience in program implementation through partnerships and want to lead and manage an incredibly talented team to deliver a new strategic direction in the Sahel sub-region - then this role is for you! Main responsibilities: * To lead on the delivery of the BRC strategy in the Sahel sub-region of West and Central Africa and to provide strategic leadership for BRC's sub-regional advocacy and programming. * Manage and coordinate the delivery of all BRC's support to partner National Societies, the IFRC and the ICRC in the Sahel region. * Lead on the development of BRC's partnerships and relationships in the region with respect to BRC's and IFRC specific codes and frameworks * Lead the development of new funding opportunities to support the delivery of the strategy in the sub-region, working closely with donors such as DFID. * Manage a small team who have oversight of the programmes in three core technical areas, namely Cash Preparedness, Food Security & Livelihoods, and Migration. * Ensure that these programmatic strands are delivered in a joined-up way and that BRC has a united voice within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, including interaction with the IFRC Sahel Cluster. * Ensure the sound management of the BRC office based in Dakar including HR, finance, security and asset management. The Sahel Manager will be embedded in British Red Cross' West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches team. As the role is based in Dakar, Senegal, the post holder will be working directly with BRC's Dakar team and be line managed by the Head of Region, based in London. The Dakar team is comprised of a CASH preparedness programme manager, a Migration programme team, an FSL programme manager, a country officer and a logistician/driver. You would be overseeing work in the Sahel G5 countries and Guinea. BRC also has country offices in Abuja, Nigeria, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, who you will link with when necessary. Programmes as well as emergency responses, are supported by the team in London, which includes the Head of Region, two Regional Officers, the Disaster Management Coordinator and a Team Assistant, as well as our finance, fundraising, HR,technical advisory and PMEAL business partners. The programmes in the region focus on three strategic areas: Protracted Conflict, Chronic Hunger and Migration and Displacement, all while engaging with core themes of Disaster Management,Protection, Gender and Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability. The Sahel Manager will play an important role in delivering the BRC'S ambitions and targets in regard to these strategic areas in the Sahel region.We're looking for a motivated individual with proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex organisation with evidence of leading partnership developments and implementation of programmes. Requirements include: * Fluency in French & English * Substantial managerial, programmatic as well as HR, experience * Substantial experience of developing/working in partnerships including institutional funders * Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement * We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. * Closing date for applications is 05/01/2020 at 23:59 (UK time). * Applications must be submitted in English. Interviews will take place w/c 13th January 2020. click here to view the full job description/person specification If you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting REQ27ZY Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally BRC support millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of;age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. In the BRC we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively. If appointed to a role with BRC you will be subject to the organisat ion's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. As part of its recruitment and selection process, he British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us. The BRC, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). Connecting human kindness with human crisis How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bWFydGhhbWFjbGFjaGxhbi4yMzQyNS4zODMwQHJlZGNyb3NzLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Ethiopia: Appel d'offres pour évaluation projet Inter Aide EHA/Maintenance
Organization: Inter Aide Country: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi Closing date: 17 Jan 2020 L’ONG Inter Aide lance un appel d’offres pour la réalisation d’une évaluation externe de ses programmes Eau, Hygiène, Assainissement et Maintenance, dans le cadre d’une convention programme avec l’AFD “Amélioration de l’accès à l’eau et des conditions d’hygiène et d’assainissement, renforcement des services de maintenance des ouvrages hydrauliques – Phase III ” (Ethiopie, Haïti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique et Sierra-Leone). Des missions sont prévues en Ethiopie, à Madagascar et au Malawi. Les principaux enjeux de l’évaluation concernent la collaboration et l’appui aux partenaires locaux, que ce soit les ONG locales partenaires d’Inter Aide, ou les institutions publiques, organisations communautaires, services privés, qu’Inter Aide accompagne. How to apply:Les termes de référence, à télécharger via ce lien, présentent les objectifs de l’évaluation et les modalités de réponse. Les offres sont à adresser avant le 17 janvier 2020, 18h (heure française), à l’adresse interaide@interaide.org en précisant l’objet « EVAL/CP EHA III ».
Senegal: Country Cluster Manager, Sahel
Organization: British Red Cross Country: Senegal Closing date: 05 Jan 2020 Sahel Country Cluster Manager Location: Dakar, Senegal Contract type: Fixed term 2 years Hours: 35 per week Salary: Starting at GBP 40,979 Accompanied: Yes, family accompaniment. The British Read Cross (BRC)is recruiting for an exciting senior management role based in Dakar. If you are an experienced humanitarian with strong diplomacy skills and extensive experience in program implementation through partnerships and want to lead and manage an incredibly talented team to deliver a new strategic direction in the Sahel sub-region - then this role is for you! Your main responsibilities as the Sahel Manager will be: * To lead on the delivery of the BRC strategy in the Sahel sub-region of West and Central Africa and to provide strategic leadership for BRC's sub-regional advocacy and programming. * To manage and coordinate the delivery of all BRC's support to partner National Societies, the IFRC and the ICRC in the Sahel region. * To lead on the development of BRC's partnerships and relationships in the region with respect to BRC's and IFRC specific codes and frameworks * To lead the development of new funding opportunities to support the delivery of the strategy in the sub-region, working closely with donors such as DFID. The Sahel Manager will be embedded in British Red Cross' West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches team. As the role is based in Dakar, Senegal, the post holder will be working directly with BRC's Dakar team and be line managed by the Head of Region, based in London. The Dakar team is comprised of a CASH preparedness programme manager, a Migration programme team, an FSL programme manager, a country officer and a logistician/driver. You would be overseeing work in the Sahel G5 countries and Guinea. BRC also has country offices in Abuja, Nigeria, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, who you will link with when necessary. Programmes as well as emergency responses, are supported by the team in London, which includes the Head of Region, two Regional Officers, the Disaster Management Coordinator and a Team Assistant, as well as our finance, fundraising, HR,technical advisory and PMEAL business partners. In line with the British Red Cross' International Strategy, the programmes in the region focus on three strategic areas: Protracted Conflict, Chronic Hunger and Migration and Displacement, all while engaging with core themes of Disaster Management,Protection, Gender and Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability.As reflected in the job description, the Sahel Manager will play an important role in delivering the British Red Cross' ambitions and targets in regard to these strategic areas in the Sahel region. We are looking for a motivated individual with proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex organisation with evidence of leading partnership developments and implementation of programmes. Specific requirements include: * Fluency in French and English * Substantial managerial, programmatic as well as HR, experience * Substantial experience of developing and working in partnerships including institutional funders We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing date for applications is 5th January 2020 at 23:59 (UK time). Applications must be submitted in English. 1st round of interviews will take place in the week commencing 13th January 2020. Click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position If you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000027ZP We offer a wide range of staff benefits,including: * Accommodation while on deployment * Subsistence allowances while overseas * Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of;age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively. If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us .The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738) Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linkedin - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Connecting human kindness with human crisis How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bWFydGhhbWFjbGFjaGxhbi4yNDQyNS4zODMwQHJlZGNyb3NzLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Sierra Leone: Technical Field Manager, AMD – Sierra Leone
Organization: Mines Advisory Group Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 05 Jan 2020 Technical Field Manager, AMD – Sierra Leone The total salary package for this position is £61,404 per annum* (c. USD $79,211**) including salary and all allowances.** About MAG: MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict. About MAG in Sierra Leone: MAG has been working in Sierra Leone since 2016. The area of focus is in Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. About the role: Our Technical Field Managers are at the core of our work, and actively manage and lead our teams of national staff to safely implement our life saving work. The AMD Technical Field Manager in Sierra Leone will be responsible for liaising with national and local defence and security authorities, including the police and military, on weapons and ammunition stockpile management. Operations will focus on armoury and ESH construction, design and management, weapons management, technical needs assessment and bulk demolitions. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical interventions and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s project work, including administration, finance, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. Roles can often be remote, working in challenging contexts away from home comforts, but the life-saving impact the work has on local communities is very real, and rewarding. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis. The successful candidate will be offered a permanent global contract with MAG, and would have the opportunity to be deployed to other programmes after the initial Sierra Leone deployment, in accordance with MAG’s International Staff Deployment Policy. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in our life-saving work on a day-to-day basis, and to develop a long-term career within MAG, where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of MAG programmes and develop your skills throughout your career with us. About you: The ideal candidate will be EOD Level 3+ and/or ATO qualified, with experience in AMD work and bulk ammunitions disposal. We will also consider applications from candidates who have gained the relevant technical skills within the military, providing they are qualified to EOD Level 3+ standards. Such candidates should have a keen interest and willingness to learn the skills needed for AMD work and MAG will provide on the job training where required. Experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) will be advantageous. Successful candidates will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with partners, local authorities and security forces. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and holds a high level of initiative. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. Finally, all candidates must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it most. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who are interested in a long-term career with MAG. How to apply:For the further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 5th January 2020. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the advert will be taken down once an appointment is made. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the role, it means that your application has not been successful.
Consultancy: Donor report writer - Child Protection/Home Based- REQ#528280
Organization: UN Children's Fund Closing date: 15 Dec 2019 UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. Consultancy Title: Donor report writer Section/Division/Duty Station: Child Protection/Home Based Duration: 6 January 2020 - 31 August 2020 (31 days within the period of 6 January to 31 August 2020) About UNICEF If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries. BACKGROUND More than 650 million girls and women alive today were married as children. This is a human rights violation on a vast scale and a major obstacle to sustainable development. While the practice of child marriage has slowly been declining, particularly for girls under age 15, additional, more concerted efforts are needed to accelerate the pace of change. If there is no reduction in child marriage, up to 280 million more girls alive today are at risk of becoming brides before they turn 18. The effects of population growth mean that this number will approach 320 million by 2050. If current trends continue, the total number of women alive today that were married in childhood will grow from more than 700 million to almost 1 billion women and girls by 2030. The global momentum and opportunities to make significant progress on ending child marriage have never been more favorable. The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage offers a framework promoting the right of girls to delay marriage, addressing the conditions that keep the practice in place, and caring for girls already in union. The programme targets adolescent girls (ages 10-19) at risk of child marriage or already in union, in 12 selected countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The programme focuses on enabling girls at risk of child marriage to choose and direct their own futures, supporting households in demonstrating positive attitudes towards adolescent girls, and strengthening the systems that deliver services to adolescent girls. It will also seek to ensure laws and policies protect and promote adolescent girls' rights and highlight the importance of using robust data to inform policies relating to adolescent girls. The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage is being supported by Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International. For the UN team to meet its accountability on quality reporting to the donors, a senior writer is required to produce the annual report. The purpose of the consultancy is to write the final report for phase I of the Programme. This is an assignment that may be carried out remotely and does not require any travel. Scope of work: Review and synthesize of 12 country annual reports and 4 regional workplans for 2016 to 2019 Review and synthesize the Evaluation of Phase I report Develop two drafts and one (final) end of phase one report. This report should include a main report and be accompanied by 12 country profiles. Terms of Reference / Deliverables Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables/Outputs: Timeline First draft of the Global Programme ( Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International ) progress report based on the 2017 annual reports from the UNICEF and UNFPA country and regional teams and other relevant materials (for review by the Technical Working Group First draft Phase I Report including 12 country profiles 4 May 2020 Second draft of the Global Programme ( Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International) progress report based on feedback from UNFPA and UNICEF technical staff and senior managers Second draft Phase I Report including 12 country profiles 29 May 2020 3. Final version of the Global Programme (Canada, the European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, the UK and Zonta International) progress report Final Phase I Report including 12 country profiles 31 August 2020 Qualifications Education Masters degree. 2) Work experience Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field, preferably with some specialized training in development studies. At least 10 years of solid responsible professional work experience in a relevant field. Previous work experience with UNICEF or UNFPA an asset, in particular, producing Annual Results/Global Thematic Reports. Previous experience in copy-editing and fact-checking. High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular, Microsoft word. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, of publication standard. Persistence in follow up, tact and diplomacy to work with international personnel. Requirements: Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials Financial proposal that will include: your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR. Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable. Indicate your availability Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF. At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage. Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant. U.S. Visa information: With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process For Every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at:Here UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. How to apply:UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=528280
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Project Manager – RCPCH Global Operations
Organization: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Closing date: 16 Dec 2019 Hours: 35 per week Salary: £39,796 - £48,417 per year Location: WC1X, London Contract: Full-time The postholder will be responsible for managing and developing RCPCH Global programmatic work in Sierra Leone and other developing country regions (as required) About: In this role, you will: Manage all aspects of the current DFID/IRC, UNICEF and Jersey Overseas Aid Commission-funded RCPCH quality improvement programmes in Sierra Leone. Oversee implementation of programme(s), including delivery of programme activities within agreed timeframe. Lead on programme reporting to donor(s) as well as wider donor liaison. Lead on liaison with local programme counterparts and stakeholders in the field, including through regular field visits Manage financial and budgetary aspects of relevant programmes within RCPCH financial systems and in compliance with donor requirements. Ensure effective working relationships with key stakeholders to manage programmatic developments Contribute to development of overall RCPCH Global strategy. Skills: Excellent project/programme management skills and experience and successful track record in a relevant international/ development management or implementation role Experience of budget management and financial reporting, including to bilateral and multilateral donors Ability to prioritise competing demands and meeting deadlines Experience managing donor-funded projects/programmes and donor reporting, including e.g. DFID, Unicef Experience in monitoring and evaluation processes and in analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for wider dissemination/publication Experience: Previous experience of successfully managing international health and/or development programmes in low-income settings, including supporting field-programme teams both remotely and in the field. Experience of dealing with international programme stakeholders, including government counterparts, NGOs, UN partners, donors etc. Application Information: Closing date: Monday 16th December 2019, 12:00 Interview: Thursday 19th December 2019 No agencies please The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is a Disability Confident and Stonewall Champion Employer How to apply:Apply Here
Uganda: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas Country: Uganda Closing date: 24 Feb 2020 Skills, qualifications and experience Essential: * Qualified Medical degree with specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology. * A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan * Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency * You are fully accredited in your home country. * You have the ability to work with limited technical resources * You have experience in training, coaching and supervision * Fluent English proficiency * IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierraleon. Exact location- City/district will be confirmed. How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjcwMTkxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Uganda: Midwife
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas Country: Uganda Closing date: 24 Feb 2020 Role overview This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives: * Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level. * Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care. * Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Skills, qualifications and experience Essential * Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body. * At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting. * Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic. * Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit. * Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care. * Solid communication, presentation and writing skills. * Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability) * Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, - hospital and health facility settings - as well as in the community setting * Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written) For Tanzania: * Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.) Desirable * Masters of Science in Midwifery * Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care * Basic computer skills * Previous developing country work experience * Experience of community engagement approaches * Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism * Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability How to apply:Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjQ0NzQxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
United States of America: Logistics Analyst
Organization: Partners in Health Country: United States of America Closing date: 16 Dec 2019 General Responsibilities: The Logistics Analyst plays an important role on the Supply Chain and Logistics Team in ensuring that inventory required to deliver health services reaches Partners In Health (PIH) sites on time. The Analyst will execute day to day operations related to shipping and warehousing, working closely with vendors, donors, and colleagues across the organization. This individual must be detail oriented, organized, and proactive, with a service-oriented mindset and strong communication skills. The position is full time and reports to the Logistics Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Shipping and Warehousing: Ensure items are shipped accurately and on time by: working with site-based colleagues to understand shipping priorities, coordinating shipmentswith freight forwarders, preparing customs clearance documentation, updating site-based colleagues on shipment status, entering shipment data in software systems, and following up on discrepancies Work with third party warehousing contractor to maintain accurate inventories and packing lists and act on priorities Physically receive and prepare shipments from Boston storage location Maintain the integrity and transparency of all department records and files Proactively identify new logistics partners and identify opportunities for cost savings Process Optimization: Contribute to the analysis of logistics data and the design of software systems Implement process improvements to improve efficiency of logistics tasks Act as logistics point of contact for assigned projects or sites Qualifications: Required: Five years relevant experience or equivalent training/education in shipping, warehousing, or similar Demonstrated success managing large amounts of data with high attention to detail Experience using enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems or proven ability to learn new electronic systems quickly Ability to follow established processes and experience implementing process improvements Willingness to do important repetitive tasks and data entry and ability to see their connection to larger team and organizational goals Demonstrated success responding to a high volume of requests and ability to react to needs with a sense of urgency Strong communication skills and ability to respond to changing priorities Ability to work well with a diverse team, honoring concerns and priorities of field-based staff Interest in social justice and health equity Intermediate excel skills Preferred: Experience with international shipping and logistics Advanced Excel skills Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time French or Haitian Creole language skills Organizational Profile: Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. How to apply:Please apple at https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oHLwbfwT&s;=ReliefWeb
United States of America: Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Officer
Organization: Partners in Health Country: United States of America Closing date: 31 Dec 2019 The Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of grants, gifts, and in-kind donations valued at $100,000 or more. As a member of PIH’s Corporate & Foundation Partnerships (C&F;) team, this person plays a central role in developing and implementing solicitation strategies for private institutional partners, and implementing individualized cultivation plans for his/her portfolio of assigned prospects. The person in this position is expected to work directly with senior PIH staff, country team leadership, and board members to achieve these goals. To apply please include a recent writing sample along with a cover letter and resume. Responsibilities Partnership Strategy, Solicitation, and Stewardship (60%) Assume primary responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of 15-20 institutional partners, securing approximately $3M in grant and/or in-kind donations annually. Develop, implement and adjust portfolio strategies over the course of the year to meet annual revenue goals. Ensure portfolio strategies integrate with the organization’s development, marketing, and advocacy initiatives (such as planned events, leadership publications, conference circuit, etc.). Develop and frame proposal ideas that reflect PIH’s programmatic priorities and best interests, and are competitive according to donor interests and strategies. Represent PIH externally with partners on phone calls, face-to-face meetings, and site visits. Assume responsibility for preparing PIH leadership to lead or participate in these meetings, and other cultivation and solicitation activity. Writing and Editing (20%) Write and edit requests for funding to institutional partners, such as letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, donation requests, and grant applications, in close collaboration with program staff. Build and lead teams of internal stakeholders to ensure timely completion of proposals, reports, and other key deliverables required by institutional partners. Ensure all submissions meet internal and external requirements. Cross-team Collaboration (20%) Engage across the broader Strategic Partnerships team (corporate/public sector) and Major/Principal Gifts team to maximize value of foundation partnerships and identify opportunities to creatively leverage organizational relationships. Serve as primary representative of the C&F; team for three of PIH’s country site teams. As assigned, qualify new and lapsed funders to build out a broader prospect pipeline for the team, and maximize organizational investment in new prospects. Perform other relevant duties as needed to support foundations team and development department goals. Provide writing support to other team members as needed. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required Requires at least 3 years of fundraising or related programmatic experience, including specialized knowledge of institutional fundraising best practices, proposal development, and donor solicitation. Excellent communication and writing skills; ability to articulate PIH’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors. Ability to serve as an external representative to donors. Demonstrated project management skills; ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines. Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries. Demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism. Knowledge and proficiency with best practices in donor recognition and data management. Raisers’ Edge experience desirable. Interest in social justice strongly desirable. Organizational Profile Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. How to apply:Click here to apply!
Liberia: Advisor to the Revenue and Tax Policy Division, MFDP, LIBERIA
Organization: Overseas Development Institute Country: Liberia Closing date: 12 Jan 2020 A. Background The Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) supports the world’s poorest, most fragile, and most conflict-affected states to develop more effective, transparent, and accountable systems for managing public finances. The project works in collaboration with a network of international development partners (including the IMF, African Development Bank, and World Bank) to provide high-level, country-tailored policy advice on budget issues, revenue administration and mobilisation, aid and debt management, and financing service delivery to governments of fragile states. The project is hosted by ODI’s Public Finance and Institutions (PFI) programme, which covers research on public finance policy and institutional reform, the role of public finance reform in driving development outcomes, and work on promoting effective resource management and mobilisation. Currently, the project operates in Liberia, Uganda, Mali and Sierra Leone. BSI has also operated in the DRC and South Sudan, provided support to the secretariat of the g7+ group of fragile states, and offered advice and assistance on the New Deal for Fragile States. The initiative aims to build stronger financial governance in fragile states by providing flexible, demand-driven support to address bottlenecks or obstacles to progress in implementing government reform plans and fill gaps in the assistance provided by donors. It operates according to a number of principles: Building relationships of trust and offering independent and confidential advice. Being politically informed. Taking into account the incentives of counterparts and other stakeholders to anticipate political and programmatic risk. Being responsive to the particular needs and wishes of its partner countries, avoiding pre-conceived approaches and institutional templates. Employing an iterative, problem-driven approach to systems and capacity development. Full details of BSI funding, staffing, and programmes can be found at https://bsi.odi.org/en/home/. B. About the role The Overseas Development Institute’s Budget Strengthening Initiative is seeking applications for a resident advisor to work in the Revenue and Tax Policy Division of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Monrovia, Liberia. The role will involve developing partnerships and working effectively with ministers, analysts, and policymakers to strengthen the Revenue and Tax Policy Division’s (RTPD) capabilities to design and implement effective tax policies that support domestic resource mobilisation and the Government of Liberia’s (GoL) pro-poor policy agenda. The country advisor will be embedded in the MFDP, reporting directly to the Assistant Minister for Revenue and Tax Policy (AMR) and working alongside staff in the RTPD. The role combines technical assistance with on-the-job training of counterparts and collaborative working. Any support provided to the development of policy, strategy, procedures, or systems should be done in a consultative manner with those counterparts. Technical support and advice provided under BSI is provided to the partner government in confidence. The length of the initial contract would be six months beginning early 2020, with a possible option to extend with agreement of the AMR and ODI. The post is based in Monrovia, Liberia. In addition to working with government counterparts and reporting to the AMR, the advisor will report to the BSI Country Programme Director. C. Main duties Advise the RTPD on key tax policy reforms and issues and support the AMR and Senior Management with taking informed decisions on implementation of strategic documents and agreed revenue policy measures. Provide technical assistance in the process of drafting or amending of tax policy proposals and other documents. Review and advise on tax policy legislation and regulations to ensure they deliver the intended policy outcomes, including support with the amendment and consolidation the revenue code. Support the RTPD with tracking and management of tax expenditure under various waivers, including with legislative improvements to the tax incentives regime. Support the RTPD with the introduction of a Value Added Tax (VAT), improving real property tax compliance, reforms to excise taxes, and changes to the valuation of imports for customs duties. Support the RTPD to make better tax policies, estimate impacts of policy proposals on revenues, the economy, business and households, and conduct ex post impact assessments of tax policies by identifying and mapping data sources and developing analytical capabilities in the division. Support improvement of the non-tax revenue stream. Support the preparation of revenue forecasts for the annual budget, and in-year forecasting and revenue management. Support the RTPD to prepare guidance notes, handbooks, leaflets and other products to inform taxpayers of the tax system and their obligations, in collaboration with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). Support the AMR and RTPD with the implementation of the IMF ECF. Disseminate international (best) practice and build awareness for its implementation in the country specific context. Strengthen RTPD’s staff capacity through on-the-job training and other initiatives, including with identification of training and professional development needs and objectives, development of structured training programmes to respond to those needs, and working with partners to organise and deliver training workshops and on-the-job learning. Interact with other donors as necessary for utilizing their support for RTPD’s benefit. Liaise with the LRA and other external counterparts to support close working arrangements required for tax policy development. Liaise with ODI researchers on policy-relevant research and analytical work around domestic resource mobilisation. D. Qualifications, experience, and competencies A Master’s degree in economics, public administration, development studies, business administration, or other relevant professional field (or undergraduate degree if combined with at least 10 years’ relevant work experience). At least 5 years’ experience working in a finance ministry, revenue authority, or other policy-making ministry or agency in a policy role. Experience working in tax policy, law, or administration. Experience working in developing countries is strongly preferred and experience of working in fragile states is desirable. All candidates will need to demonstrate the following core competencies: Building and managing effective relationships, including the ability to navigate complex political environments. Supporting and coaching others to deliver change. Strategic planning and decision making. Analysis and use of evidence. Good written and oral communication skills. A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen, and the ability to cope in demanding environments. Above all, high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. E. Other details Secondments from national and international organisations are welcomed. Applicants do not need to be located in London and experts from developing countries or fragile states are particularly encouraged to apply. PLEASE NOTE the contract offered is for the supply of consultancy services and will not constitute a contract of employment with ODI. Remuneration will be competitive within the international charitable sector, dependent on the experience of the successful candidate. How to apply:Interested candidates should submit a CV and a (maximum) 2-page covering letter outlining how your qualifications, competencies, and experience match those outlined above to Nicole Roughton (n.roughton@odi.org.uk) at the ODI. Please use the email subject line ‘BSI Liberia – Tax Advisor Application’. The deadline for applications is 00.00 GMT, January 12th, 2020.
Sierra Leone: Finance Manager, Sierra Leone
Organization: Catholic Relief Services Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 20 Dec 2019 Job Description Job Title: Finance Manager, Sierra Leone Job Type: Regular, Full Time Reports To: Head of Operations Job Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone About CRS Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. Job Summary: You ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of the Country Program (CP) and relevant partners' financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CP and partners' exposure to financial risk. Job Responsibilities: Develop and manage financial processes in accordance with policies and provide proactive service delivery, advice, and support to managers, staff, and subrecipients in relation to managing the whole project cycle (Design, Start-up, Implementation, Close-out), ensuring efficiency and compliance with CRS' policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors' rules and regulations, and legal requirements. Provide direction and coordination of effective budget development and management (Annual Program Plans and project budgets), ensuring accuracy and consistency of financial data and safeguarding of resources. Ensure integrity of accounting information by reviewing account issues for compliance and establishing quality control over accounting transactions and financial reporting. Oversee maintenance of supporting documentation for a reliable and easy to follow audit trail. Lead the preparation of accurate financial data, analysis and projections and support the Senior Management Team and Program/Project Managers in interpreting data for decision-making and effectively managing financial risks. Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Oversee the performance of accurate reporting procedures and timely submission of reports to relevant stakeholders (CP managers, Regional Office, HQ/Finance, donors, local government entities). Lead assessment of staff and subrecipients' financial management capacity, ensure capacity strengthening on finance policies and regulations, as needed, and monitor and measure impact. Lead efforts to close audit financial management findings in a timely and sustainable way. Typical Background, Experience & Requirements: Education and Experience B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent). MBA or Master's degree in related field with a focus on Accounting preferred. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly preferred. Minimum of five years experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO. Additional education may substitute for some experience. Knowledge of the relevant public donors' regulations highly preferred. Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience. Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures. Staff management experience. Strong experience in presenting and facilitating on financial management topics. Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Sunsytems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly preferred Personal Skills Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions Very good planning, monitoring and organizational skills Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented Ability to work collaboratively Required/Desired Foreign Language: English Travel Required: 15% travel to field locations Key Working Relationships: Supervisory: Deputy Finance Managers, Grant Accountants Internal: Country Representative, Head of Operations, Head of Programming, Chief of Party, Program Directors External: Banks, Relevant Government Agencies, External Auditors, Legal Counsel Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Integrity Continuous Improvement & Innovation Builds Relationships Develops Talent Strategic Mindset Accountability & Stewardship What we offer CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. *Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. How to apply:https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/nghome.guid?c=1161051&d;=External&prc;=RMPOD3&r;=5000552901306
India: Deputy Director, Global Operations
Organization: Namati Country: India, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, United States of America Closing date: 20 Dec 2019 A strategic and action-oriented steward for our global operations About the position Namati’s team of more than 150 big-hearted advocates is spread across six country offices and remote locations around the world, representing different languages, customs, legal systems, and operating environments. As we can continue to deepen our impact, we’re seeking a Deputy Director, Global Operations to join the team of our colleagues around the world dedicated to operational excellence, and ensure we have the systems and structures in place to meet our current moment, and build for the future. The Deputy Director must be creative and think expansively, collaborating with Namati’s country teams to design Namati-specific solutions to infuse our processes and operations with our values, ensuring we are thoughtful in what we put in place, that we are integrated globally, and that we are continually building a stronger, more values-oriented, more mission driven organization. We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of on-the-ground operations -- someone who will take the time to understand our work and partner with our teams to build tactical systems -- from financial operations, registrations, office management, office concerns, opening new offices, safety and security, to general policies and procedures, organizational systems, and team-wide communication -- that are optimized for each of our varied operational contexts. In particular, the right person will start from the perspective of solving first for the realities of our colleagues on the frontlines: our grassroots legal advocates and partners. The Deputy Director must bring strong and cross-cultural relationship-building skills, as well as a practical bias for action and problem solving. Part of this role is proactively identifying where needs are highest or capacity is lowest and finding solutions to bridge those gaps in execution. Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who feels a deep resonance with our mission to bring justice everywhere and who will be relentless in building and supporting the organization to bring this mission to life. Here’s some things you might have tackled last month in the role- Held a monthly call with each of Namati’s country programs and the COO and CFO to discuss finance/operations needs -- including planning the agenda in advance and coordinating follow-ups. Researched best practices to help Namati reduce our environmental impact as part of a broader global greening initiative. Mapped out transportation reimbursement policies in each Namati country and key measures we would need to take to ensure they are consistent and equitable in each setting. Worked with the Kenya head of office and Namati’s People Operations Team to map operations staffing needs given the anticipated growth of that office. Held calls with key field team members in India and Sierra Leone to check-in on the implementation of short-and intermediate term measures to better protect frontline advocates from harm. Helped the team finalizing the International NGO registration process for our Kenya entity stay on track. About you/must-haves for the position Track record of excellence in global operations. You likely have 5-7 or more years of experience in mid to senior level roles - somewhere at the nexus of operations, systems, project management, and people/HR - in global organizations. You are skilled at and comfortable with working alongside people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Efficient and organized. You’re highly organized and manage complex processes confidently and efficiently. You know how to work with input from a variety of stakeholders, while maintaining control, scope, and timeliness. Emotionally intelligent. You bring both good judgement and strong relationship-building skills to bear in analyzing complex situations, through a lens for the cultural and operational differences between different countries and programs. Ambitious and relentless. It’s in your nature to work tirelessly on a problem until you’ve seen through the solution that will best advance the ultimate aim of the project. You are a quick study who excels at learning to do things you’ve never done before. Aptitude for strategic thinking. You can see the forest for the trees, and never lose sight of the big picture even when you’re in the weeds executing tasks. You’ve worked through annual goal-setting processes and have experienced the power of ambitious, well-conceived and measurable goals. Collaborative and service-oriented. You greet everyone you encounter with a collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy. This role in particular requires active relationship-building; it’s essential that Global Ops works in close collaboration with representatives from all across Namati, empowers them, and remains responsive to their unique needs and cultures. Learning and growth-oriented. You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else. About Namati Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people. For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat—but not something they can use to exercise their basic rights. Namati is building a global movement of community paralegals who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems. In the past four years, Namati and our partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. We track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique. And we're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network—over 1,800 groups and 6,500 individuals from 168 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world. For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles. Location We require this position to be based out of one of Namati's global offices in Washington DC, USA; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Maputo, Mozambique; Nairobi, Kenya; Yangon, Myanmar; or New Delhi, India. Please note you must already be legally eligible to work in one of these countries to be considered for the position. Compensation Namati offers competitive compensation in all locales where we operate. Final salary will vary based on the depth of experience that the selected candidate brings. We also offer excellent benefits: while the exact terms vary somewhat based on country office, they always include health coverage, generous paid time off, retirement or old-age plan contributions, sick leave, and parental leave— or compensation for the same. All staff also have access to funds for professional development opportunities. How to apply:To apply Please complete our online application form. In your cover letter, please describe at least one example of a key operational change you’ve led or challenge you’ve faced. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, we’d strongly encourage you to apply by December 9. No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Sierra Leone: Country Coordinator, Sierra Leone
Organization: Montrose Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 20 Dec 2019 Montrose is looking for a full-time Sierra Leone Country Coordinator to be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. You will oversee our existing programmes in Sierra Leone, represent Montrose and our unique brand of pragmatic development solutions to our clients, partners, and consultants, and support the growth of the company’s portfolio. You will have previous experience in delivering development interventions, managing teams, and liaising with multiple stakeholders in Sierra Leone, be outward-going and responsive, and be eager to learn and grow with the company, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and initiative. Montrose: We are an international development, social investment, and environmental consultancy company. We exist to deliver better quality, pragmatic, tailored programmes which improve lives across the developing world. We specialise primarily in the health, education, enterprise, environment, and research service areas. We are driven by a mission to deliver better because our clients and beneficiaries deserve better. Montrose works with people who share our enthusiasm for this vision and style, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders. Montrose is a UK company. We are registered in Sierra Leone are in the process of establishing a permanent presence in Freetown. The Country Coordinator will drive that process on the ground in Sierra Leone. Montrose also has a presence across Africa with offices in Kampala, Uganda, and Yangon, Myanmar. Purpose of the Position: To represent Montrose in Sierra Leone; support the effective functioning and development of Montrose’s business in Sierra Leone through high quality project management and project management oversight, as well as support to business development, technical work, and other duties as required. This position sits at Senior Programme Manager level (grade 6). Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Core Responsibilities of the role: 1. Project Management Oversight The Country Coordinator will support the Programmes Director (PD) and the Deputy Programmes Director (DPD) in ensuring the effective oversight and supervision of project and contract implementation for projects being managed within Sierra Leone and neighbouring countries. This includes: Providing support to the day-to-day project managers on set up, process, implementation, reporting, consultant management and budget management Ensuring processes are followed and progress tracked on each project, with regular updates to PD or her Deputy (DPD) Troubleshooting support on projects with the PD Liaising closely with PD on projects and progress, issues and problems as they arise; agreeing on how to proceed and ensuring the effective implementation of these decisions Ensuring effective communications plans for each project is in place and is being followed Ensuring that the client contract requirements and ToR specifications are being followed Review and pre-approval of selection of technical consultants Review of deliverables, budget expenditure and time frame for active projects Review, with Project Manager, results, challenges and lessons learned at end of projects Provide input on strategic direction to existing programmes and projects Ensuring compliance to HSSE and Ethical Conduct/Duty of Care requirements Analysis of project progress and content and providing feedback for improving projects Coordinate and support the facilitation of workshops Represent Montrose on working groups to support the achievement of project goals 2. Project Management The Country Coordinator may become more actively involved in direct project management of specific projects where they have particular strategic importance. This would normally involve support from other Kampala-based personnel. This includes in addition to the above management oversight: Client liaison on project management Consultant and personnel recruitment and management Drafting, monitoring and managing project working budgets Work plan development, tracking and revision Deliverables management, quality assurance/revision, and submission Overseeing/supporting inputs by junior personnel supporting the project Supervision of support to projects including: logistics arrangements, procurement, compliance, invoice tracking and financial reporting Preparing end of project internal documentation (including review of results, challenges and lessons learned, consultancy review 3. Technical Inputs and Project Support Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on ongoing projects where appropriate Undertake research on technical components of existing or new projects where appropriate Support technical experts through providing research or other support on technical areas where required Supervision/management of junior technical personnel for provision of inputs Review, write, edit, and quality assure technical reports and components of technical reports, where appropriate Undertaking field work related to providing technical inputs or oversight as required 4. Representation and Business Development Review, write, edit, and quality assure technical reports and components of technical reports, where appropriate Supervision/management of junior technical personnel for provision of inputs Support technical experts through providing research or other support on technical areas where required Undertake research on technical components of existing or new projects where appropriate Providing technical inputs for areas of expertise on ongoing projects where appropriate Represent Montrose as Country Coordinator, Sierra Leone Represent Montrose on working groups to ensure sharing of learning and knowledge of Montrose capabilities and presence in Sierra Leone. With support from the global Business Development team, lead on the development of new business opportunities and proposals for Sierra Leone Undertake research to support the development of proposals Draft, review, and/or edit components of proposals as required, including providing technical and contextual inputs where possible, and other relevant documentation Support the coordination of bid and proposal development as appropriate for Sierra Leone, and potentially elsewhere in West Africa Support identification of consultants for bids as required, in particular Sierra Leonean and/or locally based consultant 5. In-country operational support Identify, and assist in setting up, a physical Montrose Office in Freetown Assist in identifying further staff in time Manage cashbook and financial reconciliation Supporting the application of compliance requirements Any other support to ongoing and potential work as required Essential Skills, Qualifications, and Attributes: A passion for doing development work better, working with all types of stakeholder, partner, client, consultant, government counterpart, and community members to improve people’s lives Exceptional drive, and a willingness to work hard to deliver high quality outcomes Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail At least 5 years relevant experience – including Business Development and Leadership At least 2 years previous international development project management or delivery experience in Sierra Leone Knowledge of the education and health sectors in Sierra Leone an advantage Ability to build and manage a team Ability and experience of engagement with government Excellent written and spoken English, with the ability to produce accurate, inspiring and relevant content. Advanced Krio is a major advantage. Some French is also an advantage. Excellent problem-solving skills, with the experience of seeking creative ways to overcome complex problems Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field is preferred Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) Right to live and work in Sierra Leone essential (currently based in Sierra Leone an advantage) How to apply:If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application Here by Friday 20th December 2019. Please visit our website for our Privacy Policy (http://www.montroseint.com/privacy-policy/) and how job applicants’ personal data is processed and protected. A full version of our Privacy Policy related to job applicants is also available from dataprivacy@montroseint.com
Benin: Regional Supply Chain Specialist (West Africa, French & English Speaking)
Organization: Plan International Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Closing date: 26 Jan 2020 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 its 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 more than 75 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. The Opportunity This is an opportunity to grow Supply Chain performance and expertise in countries where Plan International operates and evaluate the impact of our support to countries, as well as strengthening the Global Hub systems that enable best in class Supply Chain management in countries. As a Supply Chain Specialist, you will act as a Country Business Partner for all global supply chain projects’ implementation and you will have the ability to deliver strategic inputs and directions to country offices. In order to develop supply chain awareness and efficiency in a regional pool of countries, you will strongly engage with countries’ staff to ensure alignment, compliance and performance in systems application and usage. You must have the ability to strategically engage and orientate a country towards continuous improvement, realigning processes and systems, supporting the definition of appropriate HR structures, quantitative performance management through the usage and analysis of information systems (either Excel tools, SAP or ERP), in the aim to level all countries from the portfolio at the same maturity. The Individual We are looking to recruit an analytical and proactive individual who has experience in strategically coordinating and mentoring a portfolio of countries. You will also have experience in leading emergency response supply chain functions at a country level in disaster-related contexts and have a demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, gender and diversity. It is essential that you have a technical background across all aspects of humanitarian supply chain management, including planning, sourcing, procurement, assets, inventory / GIK & warehousing, fleet, logistics, distribution and staffing. You must have a good knowledge of multiple institutional donor grant requirements and experience of delivering logistics and procurement training in a variety of methods. You will have strong management and organisational skills, alongside the ability to support and motivate others. You will be able to build and maintain strong internal and external working relationships in order to represent Plan International in a professional and competent manner. It is essential that you speak French fluently whilst also having proficient English language skills. You must also have a strong capacity in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, whilst experience of working with an ERP (e.g. SAP) or other supply chain management IT solution would be an advantage. For the full job description, please follow the link below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zg9rglnqp53yr4b/JD%20-%20Supply%20Chain%20Specialist.docx?dl=0 Location: Remote working from any of our Country Office in West Africa OR Woking (UK, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, CAR, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)** Type of Role: Full time – Fixed term contract Reports to: Global Senior Supply Chain Manager Salary: Competitive Closing Date: 26th January 2020 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community. How to apply:To apply, please follow the link below: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=36973&company;=PlanInt&username;=
Ghana: Field Recruiter - Contracts/Proposals, West Africa
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Working in partnership with proposal and/or country teams, he/she provides guidance on staffing tactics based on requirements outlined in RFPs and RFAs. The Talent Acquisition Specialist for Contracts/Proposals is a new position which will support the agency's competitive positioning for and pursuit of USAID & other USG opportunities, and other high-value opportunities through both assistance and acquisition mechanisms. While primarily focused on recruitment of key personnel, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will also assist country teams, as appropriate, with the recruitment of non-key personnel for project start-up. The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining a large network of current and potential candidates for key positions and for working collaboratively with other specialists, ensuring CRS can identify and secure high performing / high potential staff. You will join a highly collaborative, senior team of recruiters who are passionate about contributing to CRS's global mission. We help each other and know how to have fun. Our West Africa Region consists of the following countries: *Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone. * Please note: We will only consider National/local candidates with appropriate right to work in the country Roles and Key Responsibilities Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of recruiting activities designed to enhance CRS' ability to attract and retain qualified international and local candidates. Primary sourcing and recruitment related activities will be placed on RFPs and RFAs. Identify and proactively engage high-performing staff /candidates on ongoing USAID projects in priority sectors Work closely with the Global Sourcer to grow the CRS Talent Pool of qualified Key Personnel for proposals/RFPs/grants. Participate in capture planning and proposal development teams, ensuring that staffing and management strategies are realistic and reflective of the existing talent pool. Source, screen and refer external and internal candidates for interviews with a focus on providing a diverse candidate slate. Conduct reference checks, communicate salaries, benefits and allowances within proposal budget and donor regulations Manage the timely collection, verification and editing of proposal submission materials including CVs, biographical data forms and letters of commitment to ensure donor compliance. Maintain Recruitment component of Human Resources Management System. When applicable, ensure proper documentation for government and donor audits Perform and promote all activities in compliance with local employment laws. Seek, establish, and maintain relationships with organizations with the goal of recruiting diverse and highly qualified staff. Other duties and recruitment -related projects as needed to support strategic talent acquisition for the agency, including internal and external representation. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management/Business or related field (Master's in international development related field a plus) Minimum of five years recruitment experience Established network of contacts within the non-profit sector Experience in recruiting Key Personnel for grants and contracts in an International NGO environment Proficiency in English and French required. Fluency preferred. Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations pertaining to RFA and RFP solicitations preferred. Excellent PC skills (MS Office) and ability to use Applicant Tracking Systems Agency-wide Competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Integrity Continuous Improvement & Innovation Builds Relationships Develops Talent Strategic Mindset Accountability & Stewardship What we offer CRS offers a competitive benefits package tailored to each country we operate in and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. *Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. How to apply:Apply Here
United States of America: Senior Development Officer
Organization: Partners in Health Country: United States of America Closing date: 31 Dec 2019 The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for expanding PIH’s major and principal gift fundraising efforts with the goal of securing six and seven figure gifts while supporting overall revenue growth. This person will strengthen and steward current relationships, network to bring new prospects into the PIH fold, support corporate and foundation partnerships in which major prospects are key players, and create engagement opportunities for donors and prospects. Responsibilities Work closely with senior leadership to develop and implement PIH’s philanthropy strategy. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of high level prospects. Develop and implement individualized donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation. Use sophisticated prospect research techniques to help grow the market. Ensure all major individual donors are well-informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in an appropriate manner throughout the year. Draft and edit proposals, reports, and briefings as appropriate. Stay fluent in global health context and PIH programmatic activities and goals Work closely with board leadership in appropriate donor strategies Qualifications 7-10 years of professional development experience with increasing responsibility, including direct experience and proven results in major and principal gift fundraising and donor communication. Success in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of six and low seven figure major gift donors. Ability and willingness to travel in order to meet personal development goals. Success managing and prioritizing all tasks associated with donor development work, including writing successful and compelling proposals and making in-person gift solicitations. Experience identifying and sustaining new donor constituencies. Experience working in close partnership with senior leaders and Boards of Directors to collaboratively achieve fundraising goals. Proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives. Knowledge of development best practices and the ability to apply them in innovative ways. Demonstrated track record of success in a fast-paced, complex organizational structure. Passion for PIH’s mission and ability to effectively serve as an ambassador for the organization. Strong negotiation skills and maturity to navigate complex relationships. Preference for professional with global health knowledge and experience. Organizational Profile Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. How to apply:Click here to apply!
Regional Business Development Manager, WARO
Organization: Catholic Relief Services Closing date: 11 Dec 2019 Job Description Job Title: Regional Business Development Manager Job Location: Global Telecommuter Job Type: Regular, Full Time Reports To: Deputy Director for Program Quality, West Africa About CRS Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. Background CRS' West Africa Region is comprised of 11 countries including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. CRS core programming revolves around health, agriculture and humanitarian response with emerging areas in peacebuilding, youth/migration and urban resilience including water. The region's total program value is roughly 125 Million per year, with the largest donors being the US Government (Food for Peace, OFDA, CMM and BPRM) followed by the Global Fund. West Africa is a competitive funding environment nevertheless there are large investments in the region by bi-lateral donors, development banks and the private sector. There are several regional programs managed by the regional team including Migration, Sahel Peace Initiative and Malaria; funding for these initiatives is a critical priority. Job Summary The BD Manager will support the expansion and diversification of revenue from institutional donors and non-traditional funding sources to achieve CRS' strategic objectives. S/he is a member of the WARO Senior Management Team, and CRS' global BD community. The BDM will lead efforts in prepositioning, capture planning and pursuit of opportunities in West Africa, with a strong emphasis on diversification of new public and private revenue. The BD Manager is responsible for leading regional and supporting country efforts in finding funding to support their programming priorities by leading state-of-the-art business development practices in West Africa; researching relationships with current and potential donors; and gathering and managing information to create a pipeline of opportunities. S/he will strengthen CRS' BD-related systems, processes, relationships, and staff capacities. The BD Manager will help country programs to ensure sound project design and proposals; develop and maintain a roster of CRS staff and consultants to serve on proposal teams; lead technical and compliance reviews of all proposals; and monitoring progress to ensure learning is plowed back into our work. Roles and Key Responsibilities Resource Mobilization Planning: Lead the development of a resource mobilization plan for the region and support CPs to develop their own plans, to fund the regional and CP strategic priority programming. Prepare growth pipeline: lead the forecast of new business for the West Africa Region. Liaise with the HQ-based Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA) Department to ensure that relevant information is disseminated to country programs. Prepositioning and Representation: Build relationships with donors and other stakeholders, developing new relationships at USG and other donors with regional presence in Dakar and throughout the region to gather information about donor trends and potential upcoming opportunities; record encounters and information gathered. Maintain a Donor Map and other intelligence management tools for tracking regional and global donor trends so that the West Africa region can plan how best to access these resources and expand our work to serve the poor. Identify Funding Opportunities: Identify and track both regional and country program funding opportunities, especially those with non-traditional donors in order to expand resources at CRS to live out its mission.* Support CRS teams to develop appropriate and effective fundraising and private sector engagement strategies involving donor research and intelligence, product development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as needed. Capture Planning: Lead capture planning for regional opportunities and support CP capture planning efforts. Once significant opportunities are identified, work together with HoPs and CP business development staff to create and implement capture plans using CRS models. Proposal Development: Lead the proposal review process across the region, including interim drafts and securing approvals. Facilitate technical staff to review documents and coordinate the feedback and ensure that this feedback is incorporated to produce a high quality, competitive proposal. Support country programs in the identification of international partners and negotiation of CRS' role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency's partnership principles and strategic directions. Learning and Knowledge Management: Ensure that the regional pipeline is consistently and accurately recorded in the Gateway system; Lead BD capacity strengthening efforts region wide drawing on CRS and industry business life-cycle approaches, tools and modules Build the capacity of CP level BD staff through mentorship, modeling of good practices, and training. Lead WARO's BD community of practice with participation from six CP level BD specialists * *Basic Qualifications (BQs)Education and Experience* Master's degree in business management, international relations or related field; Minimum five years of international development experience. Knowledge of fundraising concepts and practice within foreign aid and/or non-profit contexts; Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to successfully and competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships; Demonstrated experience leading teams and managing people and processes to produce complex proposals under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality. Significant experience developing proposals in response to USAID RFAs/RFPs and non-USG funding opportunities including the EU, DFID and the World Bank Experience building the capacity of, and providing effective technical assistance and guidance to, peers and colleagues required; knowledge of instructional design and adult learning principles. Experience with CRS programming approaches, standards and tools a plus Required Languages -- English and French fluency, Portuguese a plus Travel -- Travel is roughly 20% within the region, with one annual meeting in Baltimore. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong analytical and information management skills; Excellent oral and written communication in English and French, and strong interpersonal, networking, and representation skills; Strong team leadership, process and time management skills; Commitment to working successfully within a geographically disperse, cross-disciplinary, matrix team structure. Individual must possess the ability to influence without direct authority. Ability to collaborate with diverse employees and partners in a cooperative and friendly manner. Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. Integrity Continuous Improvement & Innovation Builds Relationships Develops Talent Strategic Mindset Accountability & Stewardship Supervisory Responsibilities: none Key Working Relationships: Internal: Country Representatives, Program and Operations staff; Regional and Headquarters-based program quality, BD, technical assistance, operations, and management support staff; HQ-based marketing and communications, overseas finance, and private fundraising staff. External: Country- and regional-level representatives of collaborating organizations, donor agencies, government ministries, private sector entities and other stakeholders as appropriate. What we offer CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. How to apply:https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/nghome.guid?c=1161051&d;=External&prc;=RMPOD3&r;=5000548209006
Sierra Leone: Grants and Information Manager - Sierra Leone
Organization: Concern Worldwide Country: Sierra Leone Closing date: 11 Dec 2019 About the role: This is a 24 month, Grade 3 replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Freetown with frequent travel to rural programme locations (currently Tonkolili and Port Loko districts) with an annual salary of €36,527 – €40,586. You will report to the Programme Director and will line manage Learning and Knowledge Management Officer and work closely with Systems Director, Area Coordinator, M&E; Manager, Programme Coordinators, Finance team, Country Director, Dublin-based Desk Officer, Regional Director, Concern UK and US teams. We would like you to start on as soon as possible, as the current post holder leaves in December 2019. Your purpose: Support the country programme develop and maintain strong accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders through effective leadership of the Programme Quality Unit. This will include maintenance of effective complaints & response mechanism; effective grants management; contributing to full compliance with donor rules and guidelines; supporting the funding strategy implementation; and general knowledge and information management. You will be responsible for: General Responsibilities: Promote accountability and ensure compliance with the requirement of Concern’s Programme Participants Protection Policy, Anti-Fraud Policy and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) including the complaint and response mechanism (CRM) to ensure maximum protection of programme participants and the efficient and transparent use of Concern’s resources. Promote and contribute to enhancing and maintaining the reputation of Concern in Sierra Leone, through high quality communication and consistent presentation of the organisation’s experience and expertise, thus helping to ensure that Concern is regarded as a high-quality professional organisation, guided by organisational policies and Concern’s Code of Conduct. Grants management Maintain Concern Worldwide’s grants management system and support its ongoing development, including filing of key grant documents (ensuring these are easily accessible). Liaise with Concern’s Head Office Desk Officer and finance and other relevant staff in the Sierra Leone country programme as required in line with Concern Worldwide’s procedures for review of draft proposals, reports, etc. Review and edit reports and submit high quality, timely reports, case studies and proposals in the correct formats – either internally in Concern or externally to donors, etc. Manage the grant reporting schedule and effectively share and follow up as necessary with programmes and finance staff. Assist in the development of concept notes and proposals giving donor-specific advice to programme and other staff involved in their preparation. Support the management of consortia in which Concern is the lead agency/prime. Work closely with Consortia Management Units established by other agencies leading consortia in which Concern is a partner. Ensure timely communication with the donors on any anticipated or unanticipated changes during the lifetime of a project as may be necessary. At times, represent Concern at donor, government coordination, and other external meetings as may be required. Information & Knowledge Management Liaise with head office and the Country Director, Programme Director and other relevant country programme staff to identify opportunities for funding and information dissemination. Promote organisational learning through Concern’s Knowledge & Information Management and Documentation systems, contributing to the ongoing development of these as necessary. Provide information and case studies to the Head Office based Desk Officer and fundraising teams. Support programme teams to capture and document lessons learned and the effective dissemination of these in Sierra Leone and further afield. In collaboration with M&E; Unit, facilitate regular reviews of programmes by the programme staff and follow up on the implementation of any recommendations arising. Support the Annual Country Programme Review and lead on the drafting of Concern’s Annual Report for the Sierra Leone programme. Edit and compile monthly country programme reports for review by the Programmes Director. Record and produce the minutes of management meetings or other relevant meetings as may be required. Ensure timely circulation. Regulatory Documentation & Process Support the Systems Director and Admin team in the annual registration renewal process required by government. Support programme teams to prepare detailed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) documentation as required with government line ministries. Support Concern’s compliance with the government of Sierra Leone’s Development Cooperation Framework in terms of documentation and other process requirements. Human Resource Management & Capacity Building Line manage staff in the Programme Quality Unit and support in the recruitment of new and replacement staff when necessary. In consultation with the M&E; Manager, provide technical and managerial support for the team to enable them to deliver professional, quality work in a timely manner. Develop objectives and conduct regular performance development reviews (PDRs) with direct reports in line with Concern’s Staff procedures with direct reports, consulting with the PD and HR as needed. Provide needs-based training for Concern staff and partners on grants management that will enable them to implement projects effectively and efficiently (such support will be particularly required at the commencement of projects). Support the PD and other programme management in ensuring that front line programme staff have a good understanding of Concern’s approaches and policies and how to effectively implement these. Work with programme management to support them to apply lessons learned. Other tasks aiming at improving Concern’s programme in Sierra Leone as may reasonably be requested by the line manager. Your skills and experience will include: Essential: Educated to Degree level in Development or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have at least one-year’s overseas experience with an NGO; will have experience of working in a high pressured, results focused and dynamic environment. At least 1-year experience in grants management and demonstrated success in proposal development for a range of donors. Good organisational and planning skills/experience. Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft office. Previous experience of programme development, proposal design and/or PCMS. Experience of M&E.; Desirable: Trained in quality standards such as Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, etc. Experience of the specific requirements of DFID, Irish Aid and other major donor institutions. Experience working in a volatile environment. We would also like: Demonstrable high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Strong analytical capability. Cultural and political sensitivity. Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation. Able to take initiative and work independently – while keeping line manager, etc. appropriately informed. Willingness to learn and travel frequently to Concern programme locations and elsewhere as required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written How to apply:All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than four pages in length. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date. Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
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A prospective investor visited Sierra Leone intent on building a partnership with a company with whom he had liaised online and on hte phone. His plan was to seal the deal and this was his experience: his potential partners were an hour late for their first meeting, during which they interrupted him constantly by taking phone calls. it was clear they were lacking in business etiquette. They did not improve on further acquaintance. they were late for subsequent meetings where they also displayed
Five emerging career options for job seekers
A career or a vocation is something that not only provides financial sustenance but also gives one a sense of identity. Normally, one of the first questions asked when two strangers meet and build up an acquaintance is, “What do you do?” or ‘What job are you in?” About two decades ago, the answer to such questions would have been mostly restricted to, ‘I am an engineer/doctor/in the government service/work in a bank’ Today thanks to advanced technology which has made this world a global village,
How to get employees to want to do the right thing
In my last blog, I wrote "That got me thinking – training is not the answer because she knew what to do. How do you get someone to do the right thing just because it’s the right thing?" After various discussions with friends, employers and job seekers, the response that stuck out was "By letting him/her feel like part of things - encourage loyalty and ownership. Here are a few tips that would HELP achieve that in the workplace: Be fair Always treat your employees fairly and you will be greatly
My diary: IFC Business Edge/New Brookfields Hotel
Saturday 23rd May – IFC’s Business Edge Training of Trainers starts on Monday at New Brookfields Hotel (NBH). Due to the works on Wilberforce Road, it’s going to be very challenging leaving from home every day. I decided to move into the hotel for the week. Sent an e-mail to ‘reservations’, but got no response. Called all the numbers on the website several times during the day and eventually got through to ‘housekeeping’ who told me to call back. I insisted I needed to speak to ‘reservations’
Employee recognition - what to do and why
A lot of us are guilty of not recognising our subordinates for a job well done. The general thinking is that they are doing the job they are being paid for. While that is true, if we want our employees to feel like part of the organisation, then we have to show them that we appreciate them. We chastise them when they don't do the job as required, so it makes sense to commend them when they get it right. 80% of the CVs I receive are from job seekers who have worked for an organisation for less
'Employee of Choice' training - Evaluation report
One of the reasons why it was important for me to manage JobSearch full time was so I could spend more time with job seekers and students. JobSearch's quarterly 'Employee of Choice' training was created from this desire. We held our first one on 8th April 2015. Thank you to Mrs. June O'Connor of Computech Training Centre for excellent service. Our evaluation report may be found here.
Social media to the rescue of all job seekers: the right way to go about it
Right from updating your Facebook status to tweeting on a regular basis, yes you’ve been a pro-active social media user. But, have you ever thought of the ways it can land you in the employment prospect you’ve always desired? Of course, you must have. You might also be well acquainted with the fact that nearly 37% of the employers screen potential job candidates on the basis of their social media profiles. These numbers not only signify the importance your Facebook or LinkedIn accounts hold
Skills development in Sierra Leone Police
One of the most popular discussions I have had with my peers has been about the indiscipline in Sierra Leone. A common conclusion is that it is down to the lack of discipline in the police force. That is why I was pleased to read an article in Awoko this morning about the IG's plans to transform Sierra Leone Police, which includes development of the Sierra Leone International Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA). Whereas I don't think developing skills in isolation will transform the police force, I
How reading can make your life better
A year ago, I posted a blog on this website called '10 tips for making yourself employable in Sierra Leone'. The feedback we received from job seekers was that they found it useful. However, we feel we should do more to help students prepare themselves for the job market. Therefore, over the next few months, we will share some benefits of following the tips. The first one will be 'Read' because it is the foundation and it is evident in CVs and cover letters that are sent to us that it is not
Sierra Leone's minimum wage increase: an employer's perspective
"Statutory Instrument No.6 of 2014, which has been created out of the 1997 Minimum Wage Act, has brought with it a Presidential order followed by a Parliamentary approval on Thursday 30th October, that the minimum wage for every worker; government and private, should not be below five hundred thousand Leones (Le 500,000), effective 1st January 2015" (click here for full article from Awoko). This is welcome news for Labour Congress and the workers earning below Le500,000, especially since the
Banking in Sierra Leone - a service or a favour? by Edleen B. Elba
On the 20th of this month, I would have lived in Sierra Leone for 12 years. I was only 17 when I left Sierra Leone to study in the UK and had never experienced banking. I maintained a bank account in the UK for over 7 years and it did not warrant a conversation. One of the first things I learned when I moved back home was that you had to have at least one contact in your bank if you wanted a fairly easy life. During visits to the bank at which I have maintained my salary account for 12 years,
A message to girls: How you can make good use of your extra free time
Today, 11 October is International Day of the Girl Child. Last year, JobSearch organised and sponsored a mentoring breakfast in partnership with GoWoman. It was the event that launched their “I Believe in Me” campaign. Sadly, this year, we are unable to commemorate the day with an event. However, we intend to continue to support programmes that give girls access to education and empower them. With a personal development focus in mind, we thought today would be a good day to give you tips on
SKILLS REGISTER: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Qualified health practitioners and individuals with skills in logistics, administration, water, sanitation, hygiene, communications etc. are urged to complete the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's Ebola Response Register. Please click on the link for more information -http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lstm/ebolareg
UK Ebola Recruit
If you are a Sierra Leonean, resident in the UK, and you have medical and technical expertise to help combat Ebola, Sierra Leone needs you.....your family, friends and fellow Sierra Leoneans need you. Please register at www.uk-med.org and like UK Ebola Recruit on facebook for more information and regular updates.
Database of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals
JobSearch is building a database of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals (medicine, midwifery, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiography, epidemiology etc), working in Sierra Leone and abroad. If you are interested in being a part of current or future projects, please register with JobSearch by sending your CV or profile to info@jobsearchsl.com. Thank you.
To close Sierra Leone’s skills gap, we have to accept that our people are our greatest asset by John Bonoh Sisay
"Improving the skills of our employees, creating career opportunities for young people, investing in the skills we need for the future of our businesses, and working collectively to find solutions, are ways that all employers can contribute. Many businesses already invest in training, and sharing information on what works and what doesn’t is an important first step." Click here for full article
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sierra Leone
TVET is defined by UNESCO as “those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic life”. TVET thus equips people not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are now recognised as indispensable for meaningful participation in work
An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone - Evaluation Report
Please click on the link below to view the evaluation report for "An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone" seminar held on 24 June 2014 at Bintumani Hotel. It was organised by JobSearch and Elixir Marketing & Media and sponsored by Sierra Rutile Limited and London Mining. An introduction to mining in Sierra Leone - Evaluation Report
The mining industry provides professional development opportunities for non-miners
It is the end of the academic year and millions of people around the world will say with justifiable pride, that they are now qualified in their subject or profession. A word to the wise: savour the moment. The truth is that being awarded the certificate that congratulates you on the successful completion of your accountancy, legal, Human Resources (HR), teachers, media, procurement etc training is only the first step in the lifelong process of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that will
Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (SL) Ltd
The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners Sierra Leone has been registered as a company limited by guarantee. Its 1st directors are Edleen B. Elba of JobSearch and Violet I. Asgill of CRAFT HR. HR practitioners interested in working together to set up the organisation should send an email to edleen.elba@jobsearchsl.com. We look forward to interesting times ahead. Certificate of Incorporation
Sierra Rutile and London Mining sponsor journalists to attend mining seminar
Sierra Leone mining companies, London Mining and Sierra Rutile are providing 30 Sierra Leonean journalists with specialised training to help them better understand the country’s mining industry. The two mining companies have sponsored places for the journalists to attend ‘An Introduction to Mining in Sierra Leone’, which is being held on 24 June 2014 at the Bintumani Conference Hall, Freetown. The journalists, will have backgrounds in print, radio and TV, and will be chosen for their interest in
Start your Sunday off in style with Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s leisurely poolside brunch
Freetown residents and hotel guests will soon be able to spend Sundays in five star style, with the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s signature Sunday brunch. Starting this Sunday 4 May, the newly opened hotel’s Executive Chef Lorenzo Stride will be serving up a lavish and decadent brunch buffet at The Deck - Mammy Yoko’s superb poolside restaurant. Brunch guests will be welcomed with a complimentary Sunday cocktail and be able to enjoy an indulgent buffet selection which varies from week to week, and
Seminar on mining in Sierra Leone will help suppliers and professional services benefit from Local Content Policy
Sierra Leone’s first seminar aimed at helping non-miners understand the country’s mining industry will give suppliers and those in the professional services a head start when it comes to benefiting from the Local Content Policy, according to the seminar’s organisers. ‘An Introduction to Mining in Sierra Leone’, which is scheduled for 24 June 2014 at the Bintumani Conference Hall, explains how the mining sector works, how it is financed and regulated, and why it plays a central role in the
Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko meeting the needs of Sierra Leone’s business boom by Memuna Forna
With a range of top class facilities directed at international business travellers and Freetown based business men and women, the newly opened Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko hotel is a valuable addition to Sierra Leone’s rapidly expanding business scene. “At the present time, Sierra Leone is not known for holiday tourism. Consequently business clientele from sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world is the hotel’s main target market,” explains Nuno Neves, Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s General Manager.
Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s restaurant focuses on using fresh local ingredients and providing excellent customer service by Memuna Forna
Today the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko, Freetown’s first five star hotel, opens its doors to guests and visitors. However Executive Chef - Lorenzo Stride’s kitchen has been secretly up and running since last Friday, serving a variety of gastronomic delights to a select group of Freetown’s residents. On Friday, when the hotel’s very first guests walked into the restaurant, Nuno Neves, the General Manager, quite rightly looks confident and proud. The restaurant looks stunning - candlelit tables, spread
Cocktails, mocktails and the utmost hospitality at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s BawBaw Bar by Memuna Forna
The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opened today and Claude Elliott, the head barman of the hotel’s BawBaw Bar has come full circle. The hotel was where he started his career, back in the day when it first opened. Today Claude, who was voted Sierra Leone’s Best Barman in 1989, is working his magic on the first of the tens of thousands of cocktails he’ll be making for Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko’s guests over the course of the next year and enjoying the feeling of being back where he began. The BawBaw Bar,
Ten tips for making yourself employable in Sierra Leone
In a recent survey, recruiters were asked about the quality of applicants they received for the positions they advertised. The general consensus was that out of a large pool of applicants, whether experienced or looking for their first job, they could only short list about 20% of them and offers were made to only 10% of those interviewed. The reasons they cited were badly formatted CVs, spelling and grammatical errors, lack of preparedness for interviews and a mismatch between verbal
Sierra Rutile takes the lead in developing skills in the mining industry
Recently I attended the launch of Sierra Rutile Limited’s Localisation Plan at British Council. Over 40 years old, Sierra Rutile is the oldest mining company in Sierra Leone and is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with a share price of GBP 63.50. It is a company that I am very passionate about, not just because my father worked there for 12 years and Mobimbi was my 2nd home or because the current CEO is one of my closest friends, but also because their business strategies
Partnership with TxtAfrica
JobSearch is pleased to announce that we have partnered with TxtAfrica to reach a wider audience via SMS. Subscribers to this job service will receive updates once daily at 10 units/ SMS. To subscribe, Airtel users should send Job to 104 and follow the prompts. To find out more information about announcing your vacancies, please send an e-mail to info@jobsearchsl.com
From Girl to GoWoman
In commemoration of International Day of the Girl, on Friday 11th October 2013, JobSearch and GoWoman magazine held a mentoring breakfast at Balmaya Restaurant and Art Gallery. The event brought together 4 female leaders and 11 young women from secondary schools across Sierra Leone for a morning of mentorship. Our goal was to encourage the young women to believe in themselves and aspire towards achieving their goals, to realize that just like the women they met, they could also grow up to be
There's a new Indian in town
Early this year, an Indian friend told me that a friend of his was opening an Indian restaurant. This pleased me, as one thing that I have always wished for since I moved back to Sierra Leone is variety. A few months later, in August, a sign popped up, on a modern, seemingly well-built structure with little parking, at 39 Murray Town Road – “Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar”. Two Fridays ago, as part of a party of 13, I decided to check out the new joint that everyone had been raving about. I
Certified Fiber Optic Training, 14th to 18th October, Nairobi, Kenya
Quillcomm Ltd in collaboration with Ryson Group Ltd would like to invite your technicians for the above hands-on training slated for 14th – 18th October 2013, Gracia Gardens, Nairobi- Kenya. Training description: Telecommunications, manufacturing, data centers and, increasingly, utilities rely on fiber optics technology for secure data communications. Besides having better bandwidth than hard wire, these systems do not need as many repeaters and do not require preventative maintenance. But the
From Girl to GoWoman
To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October 2013, GoWoman magazine and JobSearch will be giving 12 girls a chance to attend a mentoring breakfast with 4 GoWoman leaders. To qualify, girls must currently be in attendance at one of the secondary schools in Sierra Leone, and should submit an essay, no more than one page long, explaining why they should be invited to attend. Rules: Essay must be in English and submitted to info@gowomanafrica.com, email subject being "I
Ask The Management Guru
As seen in GoWoman Magazine "Effective management always means asking the right question" ~ Robert Heller Dear MG, I work for a management company that has recently been taken over by expatriates. Me and my other colleagues don't like the way that they have restricted us with their new rules. Also they tell us we smell bad. These new guys don't seem to respect us at all. Do you think that we should write about them in the paper and shame them? Abu K. Freetown. Age 28 Dear Abu K, I am sympathetic
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