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Programme & Partnership Accountant – South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 5 Jun 2022

About the role: This is a 12 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Juba with a salary of Band 2 salary € 35.789 – 39.766.

You will report to the Country Financial Controller and will line manage Field Management Accountants, Finance Officers (FOs), Assistant Finance Officers (AFO), Cashier and work closely with Country Management team, Budget Holders, Shared Service Accountant, Desk Officer, Field and Juba Finance Team, Partner Organisations

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose: To provide support to the CFC to ensure the effective functioning of the finance department in the field locations by providing day to day technical support and work with national and NGO partners. The post holder will coordinate finance issues and build the capacity of national staff for both Concern and partners, and support national staff to manage and carry out the work on the finance function. The post holder will report directly to the CFC. You will be located in Juba but the position requires 60% travel to field locations (currently: Unity, NBeG and Kajo-Keji of Central Equatoria)

You will be responsible for:

Financial Control:

· Guided Country Finance Controller and his/her team, ensure that Concern Worldwide financial policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in a standardised manner.

· Maintain up-to date knowledge of and implement local government requirements and regulations related to financial matters including statutory deductions from national staff salaries such as income tax, social security, etc.

· In consultation with the CFC Conduct periodic visits to field offices

· Closely monitor all programme financial activities, and keep the Programme Director, Systems Director and Country Finance Manager advised of all situations which have the potential to negatively impact internal controls or financial management performance.

· Assist the field office budget holders in conducting the budget revision process, ensuring that appropriate levels of technical support and guidance are provided to all budget holders during the process of preparing the subsequent revisions.

· Manage the field finance department’s activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by donors and Dublin HQ.

· Maintain Month End Closure file, including all signed journals and feedback from budget holders

· Ensure that steps are taken to mitigate the risks of fraud, including conducting random checks on large payments carried out in the field

Financial and Donor Reporting:

· Assist budget holders with preparation of donor budgets; interpretation of budgeting guidelines; ensure compliance with donor regulations and ensure their incorporation into the country annual operating budget & revisions

· Assist the Country Finance Manager with external (donor, audit firm, partner organisation, government, etc.) and internal control audits as required.

· Reconcile all balance sheet items on a timely basis, in accordance with Concern Worldwide policies & procedures

Staff Management & Capacity Building:

· Train National Finance staff in Concern systems and general accounting best practice

· To facilitate and provide basic training, technical support and guidance to the country program staff, particularly budget holders, for skills improvement in the areas of budget preparation and monitoring, budget revision, reporting, and internal control. This includes assisting them in understanding their management accounts.

· Develop and implement staff development plan for field office finance department staff

Donor Management:

· Assist in preparing donor financial reports and ensure the reports are shared with relevant persons in HQ, DO, RA, PDs and CFC

· Ensure that donor reports tie back to the general ledger from GP and donor original budgets

· Follow up and support on mapping of donor budgets against Concern Chart of Account.

Other Financial Milestones:

· Contribute to the development, review, and revision of financial and systems related procedures

· Undertake the financial assessment of potential Partners on a timely and comprehensive basis

· Summarize financial assessment findings and recommend whether engaging with a Partner is workable with resources available.

· Ensure all the relevant staff members (CFC, PD Programmes, Project Manager and Country Director) sign off financial assessment

· Ensure that all CILPAT documentation is being maintained on the Partner File for future reference

· Monitoring For each Partner, using CILPAT and any other available material as a basis, prepare a Partner Monitoring Programme

· Carry out Systems Review visits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme.

· Perform regular Transaction Audits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme

· Ensure an updated risk assessment is completed at least annually and is signed off by Senior Management after each field visit. Prepare and disseminate a Partner Visit Report

· Ensure programme staff are aware of their responsibilities regarding monitoring of partners. Ensure sign off from appropriate senior Programme representatives is obtained on the CILPAT, Partner Monitoring Programme and Annual Risk Review

· Ensure Partner Reports and findings are circulated to all interested parties within Concern and the Partner. Ensure all documentation relating to Concern‘s financial relationship with the partner is filed correctly and updated where necessary

· When needed, assist the Country Financial Manager in the process of obtaining explanations of variances between budget and actual spending and income and make necessary adjustments in cases of incorrect accounting entries

· In coordination with the HR Manager, manage the budgeting of national staff and HR budget monitoring

· Any other tasks mutually agreed with the AC, PD and/or CFC

· Supervise all programme office safe relations and cash box account activities

· Oversee the timely preparation, review and approval of all safe account and cash reconciliations on as regular a basis as necessary for effective financial control

· Assist the PD and CFC in ensuring compliance with Concern Worldwide policies and procedures in respect of cash management and assume responsibilities in the implementation of country specific policies such as authorisation limits, cash holding limits, cash movements, credit terms, advance payments, use of cash payment instruments.

· Be responsible for the review of fund transfer requests from the field and the timely preparation and follow-up/handling of Cash Transfer Requests to the field offices to ensure that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate programme implementation

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated:

· Ensure adherence to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure finance staff understanding and adhere to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) are understood by finance staff

Accountability

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

· Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);

· Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;

· Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Confidentiality

· Ensure the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever acquired in the course of duty, relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person or Organization without authority, except in normal execution of the above duties

· Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorised personnel only.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential

· University degree with a background in finance, management, administration or a related field.

· Part or fully qualified Accountant.

· 3/4 years finance experience including donor and management reporting, accounting, staff and partner management and some capacity building initiatives (coaching, mentoring or training). Some overseas experience in emergency or development contexts a distinct advantage.

· Experience in donor budgeting and financial reporting.

· Experience working with a diverse range of institutional donors (especially USAID, ECHO, UN Agencies).

· Experience in managing large programme budgets.

· Strong analytical skills.

· Experience in training finance and non-finance staff

· Good oral and written English communication skills.

· Good team player and able to adapt to different cultures.

· Experience of working in a high-pressured, results focused and dynamic environment.

· Good understanding of donors and donor requirements.

· Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft office.

· Exposure to accounting software; knowledge of Microsoft Great plains would be an advantage.

Desirable

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Experience of work in South Sudan / Great lakes / Horn of Africa region.
  • Experience in working in a complex emergency context.
  • Experience in working with partners.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.
  • Excellent communication and training / capacity building skills.
  • Ability to mentor and capacity build national staff.
  • Proven organisation, planning and management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead diverse teams.
  • Openness to learning whilst being flexible and adaptable to a changing challenging environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and team work skills with patience and sense of humour.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of computer applications i.e. Microsoft packages: Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Willing to travel frequently.

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 4 pages in length.

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Area Manager

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May 182022
 

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Country: Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 1 Jun 2022

NRC in Sudan is a young country programme with 3 Area Manager vacancies with duty stations at:

  • El Fasher, North Darfur State
  • El Geneina, West Darfur State and
  • Gedaref, Gedaref State

Your purpose as Area Manager will be to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme or project implementation within the designated geographical area.

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensure participation of displacement and conflict affected people in decision-making processes and accountability loops including them
  • Ensure timely response to emergencies arising in the area of responsibility
  • Proactively manage relationships with local authorities and institutions in the area of responsibility, supporting local partners as appropriate
  • Support delivery of NRC Sudan’s country strategy, including on broader elements of using technology as well as local markets and service providers, minimizing environmental footprints, protecting people in need, and nationalizing our workforce
  • Develop an area programme that annually assists at least 100,000 people in humanitarian need and makes strategic positive impact beyond programme delivery (e.g. through capacity development, market change, policy advocacy, humanitarian leadership)
  • Build a team culture of improvement and accountability

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Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Solid continuous senior experience from working as a field manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Senior level experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Skills, knowledge and experience that will enable you to perform beyond our expectations:

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan (ideal)
  • Knowledge of Arabic language or other local languages (ideal)
  • Experience with high-risk contexts

What we Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 18 months fixed term contract
  • Management grade 10 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

How to apply

Click this link to apply on NRC website

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Research Officer

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Apr 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Forcier Consulting
Closing date: 19 Apr 2022

Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit and our remote headquarters.

Job Summary

Forcier Consulting is seeking a Research Officer to implement research projects, with flexibility regarding the location of the post. The Research Officer will manage projects from start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers, managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports – all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The Research Officer will be based in a regional office, drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Ideal Match

Forcier is looking for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds.

Daily Tasks

  • Implement research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management, quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

  • Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information as necessary

  • Create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in digital data collection platforms

  • Actively engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

  • Oversee enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research projects

  • Ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget

  • Provide quality control during fieldwork

  • Conduct data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other deliverables for clients

  • Attend in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

  • Learn and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and to enhance research programs and operational performance

  • Conduct regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for research staff

  • Contribute and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is appropriately documented and secured

  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the Research Manager or Head of Business Unit

Requirements

M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 2+ years of work experience

Required Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement

  • At least 1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference for applicants who are well versed in Stata

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including good skills in Excel

  • Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

  • Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies

  • Cultural sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Interest in learning about and working in Africa

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in other countries as needed

Preferred (but not required) Skills

  • Experience with one or more international development sectors, especially experience designing key indicators and measurements for the purpose of evaluating programs

  • Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country; working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

  • Prior experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines

  • Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

  • Experience in applied analysis of survey data

  • Background knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

  • Graduate-level coursework in research design and sample design

  • Training in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

  • Training in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and a cover letter that answers the following three questions here https://www.forcierconsulting.com/careers:

  • What interests you most about working in South Sudan?
  • What would your ideal research project be?
  • What is something interesting about you that is not on your CV?

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Chief of Party LEADERS Consortium South Sudan

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Mar 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Background

NRC started working in South Sudan before the country’s independence in 2011 and operates in Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Jonglei, and Unity states while it responds to other locations through the mobile Rapid Response Mechanism.

NRC seeks an experienced Chief of Party for the anticipated upcoming USAID South Sudan Integrated Youth Engagement Activity (IYEA), a Multi-Year Youth Program to be implemented in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Western Bahr El Ghazal States of South Sudan.

Responsibilities

The purpose of the Chief of Party is to provide the overall vision and leadership of the intervention; lead and supervise the technical work component of the Consortium Management Unit, and ensure that the Activity completes all deliverables and produces results on a timely basis.

The Chief of Party will:

  1. Accountable for well-organized planning and implementation of program activities, as well as changes in program direction as needed.
  2. Accountable for efficient use of resources and achievement of results.
  3. Establish, maintain, and coordinate successful relationships with numerous stakeholders and partners.
  4. Responsible for the development of staff capacity and guidance to senior technical staff and program teams.
  5. Accountable for budget projections, spending, and reporting in accordance with donor and NRC requirements.

Implementation

  1. Ensure that Activity deliverables and results are met according to schedule, in a cost efficient way, and with the highest quality;
  2. Oversee technical strategy development and implementation, annual work planning and program implementation;
  3. Ensure that budget projections, spending, and reporting are in accordance with USAID and consortium members’ requirements;
  4. Oversee efficient use of resources and achievement of results and coordinate programmatic and budget revisions;
  5. Coordinate and supervise the recruitment of the Consortium Management Unit.

Coordination

  1. Liaise with identified program staff of the consortium members in smooth implementation of program activities;
  2. Ensure proper external and internal Consortium coordination;
  3. Serve as the principal liaison with USAID, the host country government at all levels, the international donor community in the country, and all project stakeholders;
  4. Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organizing of review/planning workshops;
  5. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation of the project.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from accredited university.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressive management responsibility in international relief and recovery projects, with strong experience in projects focused on economic recovery and youth development. Two years of additional applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.
  • Substantive experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries, preferably USAID funded similar projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership of teams and local partners, with prior Chief of Party experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID policies, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Humanitarian response, conflict mitigation, or other related field experience required, prior experience effectively managing USAID funded projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated people management experience, including recruiting, developing and managing performance.
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to represent the Consortium to internal external stakeholders.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan is an advantage
  • Experience in advocacy work

Please note that this position is contingent on funding confirmation.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

We Offer

Contract Length: 12 months

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan

Grade: 11 of NRC Grade Structure

How to apply:

To learn more about the role and to apply, please click on the link
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Research Officer -South Sudan

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Mar 252022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Forcier Consulting
Closing date: 6 Apr 2022

Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit and our remote headquarters.

Job Summary

Forcier Consulting is seeking a Research Officer to implement research projects, with flexibility regarding the location of the post. The Research Officer will manage projects from start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers, managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports – all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The Research Officer will be based in a regional office, drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Ideal Match

Forcier is looking for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds.

Daily Tasks

  • Implement research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management, quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

  • Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information as necessary

  • Create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in digital data collection platforms

  • Actively engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

  • Oversee enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research projects

  • Ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget

  • Provide quality control during fieldwork

  • Conduct data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other deliverables for clients

  • Attend in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

  • Learn and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and to enhance research programs and operational performance

  • Conduct regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for research staff

  • Contribute and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is appropriately documented and secured

  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the Research Manager or Head of Business Unit

Requirement

M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 3+ years of work experience

Required Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement

  • At least 1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference for applicants who are well versed in Stata

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including good skills in Excel

  • Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

  • Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies

  • Cultural sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Interest in learning about and working in Africa

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in other countries as needed

Preferred (but not required) Skills

  • Experience with one or more international development sectors, especially experience designing key indicators and measurements for the purpose of evaluating programs

  • Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country; working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

  • Prior experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines

  • Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

  • Experience in applied analysis of survey data

  • Background knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

  • Graduate-level coursework in research design and sample design

  • Training in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

  • Training in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and a cover letter on our website: https://www.forcierconsulting.com/

The Cover Letter should answer the following three questions:

  • What interests you most about working in South Sudan?
  • What would your ideal research project be?
  • What is something interesting about you that is not on your CV?

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Chief of Party LEADERS Consortium South Sudan

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Mar 182022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Background

NRC started working in South Sudan before the country’s independence in 2011 and operates in Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Jonglei, and Unity states while it responds to other locations through the mobile Rapid Response Mechanism.

NRC seeks an experienced Chief of Party for the anticipated upcoming USAID South Sudan Integrated Youth Engagement Activity (IYEA), a Multi-Year Youth Program to be implemented in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Western Bahr El Ghazal States of South Sudan.

Responsibilities

The purpose of the Chief of Party is to provide the overall vision and leadership of the intervention; lead and supervise the technical work component of the Consortium Management Unit, and ensure that the Activity completes all deliverables and produces results on a timely basis.

The Chief of Party will:

  1. Accountable for well-organized planning and implementation of program activities, as well as changes in program direction as needed.
  2. Accountable for efficient use of resources and achievement of results.
  3. Establish, maintain, and coordinate successful relationships with numerous stakeholders and partners.
  4. Responsible for the development of staff capacity and guidance to senior technical staff and program teams.
  5. Accountable for budget projections, spending, and reporting in accordance with donor and NRC requirements.

Implementation

  1. Ensure that Activity deliverables and results are met according to schedule, in a cost efficient way, and with the highest quality;
  2. Oversee technical strategy development and implementation, annual work planning and program implementation;
  3. Ensure that budget projections, spending, and reporting are in accordance with USAID and consortium members’ requirements;
  4. Oversee efficient use of resources and achievement of results and coordinate programmatic and budget revisions;
  5. Coordinate and supervise the recruitment of the Consortium Management Unit.

Coordination

  1. Liaise with identified program staff of the consortium members in smooth implementation of program activities;
  2. Ensure proper external and internal Consortium coordination;
  3. Serve as the principal liaison with USAID, the host country government at all levels, the international donor community in the country, and all project stakeholders;
  4. Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organizing of review/planning workshops;
  5. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation of the project.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from accredited university.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressive management responsibility in international relief and recovery projects, with strong experience in projects focused on economic recovery and youth development. Two years of additional applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.
  • Substantive experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries, preferably USAID funded similar projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership of teams and local partners, with prior Chief of Party experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID policies, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Humanitarian response, conflict mitigation, or other related field experience required, prior experience effectively managing USAID funded projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated people management experience, including recruiting, developing and managing performance.
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to represent the Consortium to internal external stakeholders.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan is an advantage
  • Experience in advocacy work

Please note that this position is contingent on funding confirmation.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

We Offer

Contract Length: 12 months

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan

Grade: 11 of NRC Grade Structure

How to apply:

To learn more about the role and to apply, please click on the link
Chief of Party LEADERS Consortium South Sudan – NRC and NORCAP Careers Careers (oraclecloud.com)

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Head of Programme Support Unit

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Head of Programme Support Unit
Feb 122022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Feb 2022

The Head of Programme Support Unit (HOPSU) is a senior position within the Programme Development and Quality Unit and works alongside the Head of Programme on the development and quality implementation of Education, Youth, Shelter, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), and Protection programming in South Sudan. To maintain and improve quality programming across multi-sector (core competency) projects and geographic areas, the Head of Programme Support oversees and contributes to programme quality in the areas, including on Education, LFS and ICLA aspects, programme monitoring and learning, project cycle management and partnership management. To be successful in this role, the HOPSU will work collaboratively with the core competency Specialists, Consortium Managers, Area Managers and field staff, support teams, and regional advisers.

The HOPSU furthermore supports the Head of Programme with donor relations, fundraising, and ensuring effective and constructive communication between functions and area offices.

Specific responsibilities

  • Manage performance and staff development in the Programme Support Unit.
  • Lead the formulation of programme quality standards, particularly in the Education, LFS and ICLA core competencies, and perform programme checks focussed on quality, compliance, timeliness, and relevance.
  • Oversee the integration of recommendations of programme quality control processes into routines, through the development and roll-out of country and area offices action plans and self-assessment tool.
  • Initiate the development and embedding of technical guidance documents/SOPs and tools relevant to the Programme Support Unit.
  • Oversight of key PCM processes, training and support.
  • Ensure all staff training on PCM, data protection, securing supporting documentation.
  • Strengthening accountability to beneficiaries and community engagement approaches through improving M&E processes, including outcome monitoring.
  • Oversee efficient growth of downstream partnership portfolio through centralized partnership management, strategy and approaches.
  • Support in the development of a multi-year funding strategy, gab analysis, prioritized areas, forecasts opportunities and identify funding opportunities, taking particular account of changing context and donor priorities.
  • Ensure optimal articulation between the South Sudan Country Office, Regional Office and Head Office on grants management, donor engagement, M&E and partnerships.
  • Promote close collaboration between Grants and Finance to ensure effective creation, management and monitoring of financial proposals, spending plans, modifications, and reporting of donor budgets.
  • Contribute to lessons learnt and evidence-based programming in a systematic manner.
  • Oversight of initiatives and responsibilities as delegated by the Head of Programme.

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Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • University degree in Project Management, Development Studies, Social science, or the equivalent
  • Experience from working in complex contexts
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a senior humanitarian position, with line management and project management responsibilities
  • Experience in M&E systems and approaches, and accountability mechanisms and frameworks
  • Experience of working on, coordinating or leading partnership implementation
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
  • Knowledge of donor landscape, priorities and conditions
  • Experience of working in integrated programmes

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Management grade 10 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

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Finance Manager

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Jan 082022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 21 Jan 2022

Responsibilities

  • Managing the Programmes’ finances, among others manage journals and accounts, financial monitoring, and budget planning
  • Providing customer-oriented services to project and partners
  • Ensuring that current GIZ policies are being implemented in the programs
  • Supporting the development, implementation, and adaptation of digital tools, processes, and standards in the team (e.g. Onsite Reporting and Operations).
  • Checks completeness of project vouchers for booking by the office accountant in a timely manner.
  • Controls and ensures that project journals and accounts are correct; Ensures correctness of entries in the office journals of debited costs and incomes.
  • Checks the project account balances reports; initials the bank reconciliation sheet, cash reports, and list of outstanding items (receivable and liabilities);
  • Follows up the receivables and liabilities
  • Ensures the project cash flow and availability of financial resources on the project bank account and Letter of Credit account and prepares drawing of money from HQ for signature by the Programme manager
  • Implements an internal control system according to GIZ internal control manual and specific requirement of the project with appropriate checks and balances to ensure that GIZ “process and rules” (P+R) in financial management, accounting, and record keeping are respected;
  • Maintains a list of complete and accurate financial records including all supporting documentation;
  • Assist the Cashier in overseeing the cash box and cheques, including safe keeping, and the implementation of regular cash box reconciliations according to GIZ rules and regulations
  • Reports any issues or suspicions of financial irregularity or breach of P+R to the Programme Manager;
  • Preparing, steering, and following up internal controls and internal and external audits  Supports the Programme manager with financial planning and cost calculations for monitoring, steering, reporting, and proposal purposes;
  • Is responsible for the monthly budget calculation
  • develops planning, monitoring, and reporting templates; using tools such as Excel, monitor the costs and expenses incurred under the various project components and numbers with IT applications such as Onsite and WinPACCs
  • manages and monitors the monthly accounting and financial plans
  • facilitates and approves commercial and legal suitability checks of local subsidy and financial agreement recipients
  • Following up supporting documents on new contracts and follows-up on signing those contracts
  • Following up on timely settlements of advances of Local Subsidies and settlements of financial agreements
  • Collaborates with coordination office procurement and finance department regarding the local subsidies and financial agreements.
  • Prepares invoices based on contractual agreements
  • Tracks admin and finance procedures in the project and reports the status to the project manager
  • Guides the local subsidy officer in training project/program staff and partners who receive Local Subsidies or who have entered into a financial agreement to adhere to finance and admin rules as necessary
  • Facilitates correspondence between the project and partner institutions
  • Assures in close cooperation with the GIZ country coordination office, that procurement is done according to GIZ rules and regulations at the project level
  • Checks maintain and keep vehicle records, insurance logbooks up to date always, including vehicle logbooks, average fuel consumptions, registration, and insurance renewals.
  • supervises staff assigned to do so according to the 4-eye principle
  • supports the procurement officer in the registration and monitoring of assets.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor´s degree (or higher) in finance, business administration, accounting, economics, or similar or related area
  • 7 years of progressive professional experience in accounting and financing
  • 5 years of professional experience with an international NGO, international organization, or enterprise
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial processes and a sound understanding of financial and contractual tasks
  • Proven skills and experience in financial management
  • Good knowledge of relevant IT instruments and accounting software (WinPaccs, MS Office, MS Teams). Experience in working with SAP is an asset.
  • High level of self-organization and ability to work independently
  • Willingness to continuously update know-how and skills in a changing environment
  • Ability to motivate and support colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills and team player mentality
  • Exceptional intercultural sensitivity
  • Fluent Business English, knowledge in Juba Arabic and German are assets
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their CVs and cover letters declaring interest for the position to the GIZ-Coordination Office along ministries road Juba town next to Juba town main mosque or by email to HR-Suedsudan@giz.de.

Please note that all applications must be submitted with non-returnable photocopies of all the relevant documents including recommendation(s) from the previous employer(s) and a copy of the national certificate.

Original documents will only be required for verification during interviews if requested. Ensure that you and your referees are reachable via the stated contact information during the daytime.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you didn’t hear from GIZ 3 weeks after the closing date, please note that your application wasn’t successful. This position is open only to South Sudanese nationals and foreigners with valid residence and work permits.

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South Sudan: MEAL Officer – Juba

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Jan 042022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 3 Feb 2022

Fixed term | 6 months | ASAP

ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

1.MEAL Systems

1.1. Technical and Systems Development

  • Contribute to the development and updating of the country AME strategy, the consolidated AME work plan and AME frameworks for all ongoing projects;
  • Ensure that AME findings are reflected and their recommendations are incorporated in future concept notes, proposals and implementation plans;
  • Implement the AME policies and procedures as described in the ACTED AME standard guidelines and make sure that the tools are followed as applicable;
  • Contribute to an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.

1.2. AME Implementation and Management

  • Develop the ToRs and mission plans and carry out assessments, monitoring and evaluations (baselines, mid-terms, endlines) as reflected in the ToR and mission plan;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of appropriate data collection and analysis instruments, methodologies (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, key-informant interviews) and data/information dissemination/utilization plans;
  • Closely supervise data collection activities and ensure that data collection teams are organized and resourced as needed, and that they deliver as per field mission plans and according to data quality standards;
  • Maintain electronic and/or paper-based MIS systems for tracking and reporting all quantitative data and information including reporting on ACTED’s 16 global strategic program indicators;
  • Analyze AME data and produce reports, factsheets with useful statistical analysis and presentation (charts, tables, histograms, box plots) as necessary in a timely manner;
  • Measure and report on qualitative and quantitative input, process, output, outcome, impact, objective, and goal-level performance indicators for all projects;
  • Provide data to the Project Development Team for use in preparation of reports to donors and other stakeholders, as required;
  • Contribute to donor proposals and fundraising efforts (particularly logical-framework designs, formulation of SMART indicators and AME budgets) and reports;
  • Provide AME related capacity building and awareness to implementing partners and other institutions supported by ACTED as appropriate;
  • Represent ACTED in different forums on AME related issues when required.

2. Learning

  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through AME activities among Project Managers, Technical Coordinators and Project Development Manager/Officers;
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating learning events in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt when a project closes or as required;
  • Document and share the lessons learnt and best practices on time and ensure that the knowledge gained contributes to the improvement of projects and influence the strategic development of future projects and activities;
  • Support project implementation and improvement by providing timely information around project successes to be scaled up as well as challenges to allow ‘course correction’ throughout life of the program.

3. Beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism

3.1. Oversight of the Beneficiary CRM (only applicable in the absence of an AME Manager)

  • Establish, implement and monitor the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Ensure the effective functioning of the beneficiary CRM and that beneficiary complaints/feedback is adequately captured, analyzed, addressed and responded to in a timely manner and utilized by the program and coordination teams;
  • Oversee the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

3.2. Contribution to the Beneficiary CRM

  • Contributing to the implementation of the beneficiary Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) for the country mission in line with ACTED standard beneficiary CRM procedures;
  • Contribute to the proper management of the project CRM central database;
  • Build capacity and understanding among ACTED staff, partners and contractors on beneficiary accountability and CRM.

4. AME Team Management

  • Ensure that staff under the direct responsibility understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators delineating their responsibilities and follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics;
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts among team members;
  • Undertake regular appraisals of relevant staff;
  • Identify the AME training needs of team members and discuss plans with the AME Manager for both internal and external trainings;
  • Coach, train, and mentor AME Assistants, Monitors and Enumerators with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the AME team;

5. Other

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
  • Participate in AME-related conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date of best practices and new knowledge created in the field of AME;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University Degree in Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Affairs, Economics or a related field (anthropology, sociology, statistics)
  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations

  • Experience with participatory appraisals and project cycle management encouraged

  • Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff and rural communities

  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and work independently and under pressure

  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English

  • Knowledge of the region an asset

  • Familiarity with basic office software programs

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

How to apply:

Send your application (resume + Cover Letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: MEALO/SSD

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Research Officer

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Jan 012022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Forcier Consulting
Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit and our remote headquarters.

Job Summary

Forcier Consulting is seeking a Research Officer to implement research projects, with flexibility regarding the location of the post. The Research Officer will manage projects from start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers, managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports – all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The Research Officer will be based in a regional office, drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Ideal Match

Forcier is looking for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds.

Daily Tasks

  • Implement research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management, quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

  • Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information as necessary

  • Create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in digital data collection platforms

  • Actively engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

  • Oversee enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research projects

  • Ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget

  • Provide quality control during fieldwork

  • Conduct data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other deliverables for clients

  • Attend in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

  • Learn and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and to enhance research programs and operational performance

  • Conduct regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for research staff

  • Contribute and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is appropriately documented and secured

  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the Research Manager or Head of Business Unit

Requirements

M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 3+ years of work experience

Required Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement

  • At least 1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference for applicants who are well versed in Stata

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including good skills in Excel

  • Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

  • Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies

  • Cultural sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Interest in learning about and working in Africa

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in other countries as needed

Preferred (but not required) Skills

  • Experience with one or more international development sectors, especially experience designing key indicators and measurements for the purpose of evaluating programs

  • Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country; working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

  • Prior experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines

  • Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

  • Experience in applied analysis of survey data

  • Background knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

  • Graduate-level coursework in research design and sample design

  • Training in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

  • Training in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and a cover letter that answers the following three questions:

  • What interests you most about working in South Sudan?
  • What would your ideal research project be?
  • What is something interesting about you that is not on your CV?

Submit on our website: https://www.forcierconsulting.com/careers

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Programme & Partnership Accountant, South Sudan

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Dec 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 4 Jan 2022

About the role: This is a 12 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Juba with a salary of Band 2

You will report to the Country Financial Controller and will line manage Field Management Accountants, Finance Officers (FOs), Assistant Finance Officers (AFO), Cashier and work closely with Country Management team, Budget Holders, Shared Service Accountant, Desk Officer, Field and Juba Finance Team, Partner Organisations

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose: To provide support to the CFC to ensure the effective functioning of the finance department in the field locations by providing day to day technical support and work with national and NGO partners. The post holder will coordinate finance issues and build the capacity of national staff for both Concern and partners, and support national staff to manage and carry out the work on the finance function. The post holder will report directly to the CFC. You will be located in Juba but the position requires 60% travel to field locations (currently: Unity, NBeG and Kajo-Keji of Central Equatoria)

You will be responsible for:

Financial Control:

· Guided Country Finance Controller and his/her team, ensure that Concern Worldwide financial policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in a standardised manner.

· Maintain up-to date knowledge of and implement local government requirements and regulations related to financial matters including statutory deductions from national staff salaries such as income tax, social security, etc.

· In consultation with the CFC Conduct periodic visits to field offices

· Closely monitor all programme financial activities, and keep the Programme Director, Systems Director and Country Finance Manager advised of all situations which have the potential to negatively impact internal controls or financial management performance.

· Assist the field office budget holders in conducting the budget revision process, ensuring that appropriate levels of technical support and guidance are provided to all budget holders during the process of preparing the subsequent revisions.

· Manage the field finance department’s activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by donors and Dublin HQ.

· Maintain Month End Closure file, including all signed journals and feedback from budget holders

· Ensure that steps are taken to mitigate the risks of fraud, including conducting random checks on large payments carried out in the field

Financial and Donor Reporting:

· Assist budget holders with preparation of donor budgets; interpretation of budgeting guidelines; ensure compliance with donor regulations and ensure their incorporation into the country annual operating budget & revisions

· Assist the Country Finance Manager with external (donor, audit firm, partner organisation, government, etc.) and internal control audits as required.

· Reconcile all balance sheet items on a timely basis, in accordance with Concern Worldwide policies & procedures

Staff Management & Capacity Building:

· Train National Finance staff in Concern systems and general accounting best practice

· To facilitate and provide basic training, technical support and guidance to the country program staff, particularly budget holders, for skills improvement in the areas of budget preparation and monitoring, budget revision, reporting, and internal control. This includes assisting them in understanding their management accounts.

· Develop and implement staff development plan for field office finance department staff

Donor Management:

· Assist in preparing donor financial reports and ensure the reports are shared with relevant persons in HQ, DO, RA, PDs and CFC

· Ensure that donor reports tie back to the general ledger from GP and donor original budgets

· Follow up and support on mapping of donor budgets against Concern Chart of Account.

Other Financial Milestones:

· Contribute to the development, review, and revision of financial and systems related procedures

· Undertake the financial assessment of potential Partners on a timely and comprehensive basis

· Summarize financial assessment findings and recommend whether engaging with a Partner is workable with resources available.

· Ensure all the relevant staff members (CFC, PD Programmes, Project Manager and Country Director) sign off financial assessment

· Ensure that all CILPAT documentation is being maintained on the Partner File for future reference

· Monitoring For each Partner, using CILPAT and any other available material as a basis, prepare a Partner Monitoring Programme

· Carry out Systems Review visits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme.

· Perform regular Transaction Audits in accordance with the Partner Monitoring Programme

· Ensure an updated risk assessment is completed at least annually and is signed off by Senior Management after each field visit. Prepare and disseminate a Partner Visit Report

· Ensure programme staff are aware of their responsibilities regarding monitoring of partners. Ensure sign off from appropriate senior Programme representatives is obtained on the CILPAT, Partner Monitoring Programme and Annual Risk Review

· Ensure Partner Reports and findings are circulated to all interested parties within Concern and the Partner. Ensure all documentation relating to Concern‘s financial relationship with the partner is filed correctly and updated where necessary

· When needed, assist the Country Financial Manager in the process of obtaining explanations of variances between budget and actual spending and income and make necessary adjustments in cases of incorrect accounting entries

· In coordination with the HR Manager, manage the budgeting of national staff and HR budget monitoring

· Any other tasks mutually agreed with the AC, PD and/or CFC

· Supervise all programme office safe relations and cash box account activities

· Oversee the timely preparation, review and approval of all safe account and cash reconciliations on as regular a basis as necessary for effective financial control

· Assist the PD and CFC in ensuring compliance with Concern Worldwide policies and procedures in respect of cash management and assume responsibilities in the implementation of country specific policies such as authorisation limits, cash holding limits, cash movements, credit terms, advance payments, use of cash payment instruments.

· Be responsible for the review of fund transfer requests from the field and the timely preparation and follow-up/handling of Cash Transfer Requests to the field offices to ensure that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate programme implementation

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated:

· Ensure adherence to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure finance staff understanding and adhere to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· Ensure the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) are understood by finance staff

Confidentiality

  • Ensure the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever acquired in the course of duty, relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person or Organization without authority, except in normal execution of the above duties
  • Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorised personnel only.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential

· University degree with a background in finance, management, administration or a related field.

· Part or fully qualified Accountant.

· 3/4 years finance experience including donor and management reporting, accounting, staff and partner management and some capacity building initiatives (coaching, mentoring or training). Some overseas experience in emergency or development contexts a distinct advantage.

· Experience in donor budgeting and financial reporting.

· Experience working with a diverse range of institutional donors (especially USAID, ECHO, UN Agencies).

· Experience in managing large programme budgets.

· Strong analytical skills.

· Experience in training finance and non-finance staff

· Good oral and written English communication skills.

· Good team player and able to adapt to different cultures.

· Experience of working in a high-pressured, results focused and dynamic environment.

· Good understanding of donors and donor requirements.

· Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft office.

· Exposure to accounting software; knowledge of Microsoft Great plains would be an advantage.

Desirable

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Experience of work in South Sudan / Great lakes / Horn of Africa region.
  • Experience in working in a complex emergency context.
  • Experience in working with partners.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.
  • Excellent communication and training / capacity building skills.
  • Ability to mentor and capacity build national staff.
  • Proven organisation, planning and management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead diverse teams.
  • Openness to learning whilst being flexible and adaptable to a changing challenging environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and team work skills with patience and sense of humour.
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of computer applications i.e. Microsoft packages: Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Willing to travel frequently.

How to apply:

Please apply via https://jobs.concern.net/jobs/international/vacancy/1452/Relief%20Web/detail

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Research Officer

 FULL TIME, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Research Officer
Dec 052021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Forcier Consulting
Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit and remote back office.

Job Summary

Forcier Consulting is seeking a Research Officer to implement research projects, with flexibility regarding the location of the post. The Research Officer will manage projects from start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers, managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports – all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The Research Officer will be based in a regional office, drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Ideal Match

Forcier is looking for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds.

Daily Tasks

  • Implement research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management, quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

  • Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information as necessary

  • Create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in digital data collection platforms

  • Actively engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

  • Oversee enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research projects

  • Ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget

  • Provide quality control during fieldwork

  • Conduct data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other deliverables for clients

  • Attend in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

  • Learn and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and to enhance research programs and operational performance

  • Conduct regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for research staff

  • Contribute and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is appropriately documented and secured

  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the Research Manager or Head of Business Unit

Requirements

M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 3+ years of work experience

Required Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement

  • At least 1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference for applicants who are well versed in Stata

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including good skills in Excel

  • Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

  • Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies

  • Cultural sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Interest in learning about and working in Africa

  • Flexibility and willingness to work in other countries as needed

Preferred (but not required) Skills

  • Experience with one or more international development sectors, especially experience designing key indicators and measurements for the purpose of evaluating programs

  • Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country; working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

  • Prior experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines

  • Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

  • Experience in applied analysis of survey data

  • Background knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

  • Graduate-level coursework in research design and sample design

  • Training in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

  • Training in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and a cover letter that answers the following three questions: https://www.forcierconsulting.com/careers

  • What interests you most about working in South Sudan?
  • What would your ideal research project be?
  • What is something interesting about you that is not on your CV?

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