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Head of Network Development

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Informatica  Comments Off on Head of Network Development
Jul 292021
 

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Countries: Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan
Organization: Start Network
Closing date: 22 Aug 2021

START NETWORK

The Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and locally driven humanitarian action. We’re tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces. Problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change mean that people affected by crises around the world do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results. Our work focuses on responding to these problems. This includes shifting power closer to where crises happen, providing fast, early and predictable function and sharing learning and innovative ways of working.

The Start Network is at a critical point in its journey. We have grown and diversified our membership over the past 10 years. We are now set to evolve into a decentralised “network of networks” by 2025 in line with our vision and principles. We are currently working with five national and regional networks (called hubs) made up of predominantly civil society organisations in Pakistan, DRC, Guatemala, India and the Pacific. They are developing locally owned ways of anticipating and responding to humanitarian crises. We aim to support the emergence and development of further hubs in the coming years. Our ultimate ambition is to devolve leadership, membership, programming, and decision making to the hubs, while the central team transitions to become a service provider.

We are currently exploring moving from a UK-based team to a more globally dispersed team, to increase diversity, and ensure we are representative of the communities we serve. Therefore, the post will be based outside the UK, and we are actively seeking to recruit within our countries of operation (DRC, Bangladesh, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and the Philippines). For these locations, the recruited staff member will be hosted by one of our member organisations or using a third-party host.**

Start Network is committed to protecting people, particularly children, at-risk adults and affected populations from any harm that may be caused due to their encountering the Start Network as well as responding effectively should any harm occur. We are also committed to safeguarding staff from any forms of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse of power as outlined in the Dignity at Work policy.

Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and eliminates unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and LGBT+ and non-binary candidates. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our essential selection criteria set out in the Skills section.

JOB PURPOSE

This leadership role will enable strategic thinking and design, influence diverse stakeholders, adapt agile ways of working and drive change in line with the vision of the network. You will enable the development of hubs, driving decentralised decision-making, devolving power, and enabling local hub leaders to meet their needs defined and owned by them. You will work with key stakeholder groups, primarily the hubs, to understand their support needs, then facilitate and coordinate that support working with the relevant team expertise, such as operations and communications. Longer-term, the aspiration is for the services to be peer-to-peer between hubs.

The role requires political awareness and sensitivity to different contexts. It requires using your position to support others to connect and influence. You will be great at building relationships with empathy and credibility. Listening and valuing diverse perspectives to build an inclusive team will be key to success.

SKILLS

● Politically aware and sensitive to the broader political context within which we operate

● Comfortable with ambiguity and enabling solutions to emerge from testing, learning, and iterating (this may include familiarity with agile and/or adaptive management techniques)

● Systems thinker with the ability to see the bigger picture

● Ability to build and maintain equitable partnerships across diverse organisations

● Ability to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders at every level

● Broad understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the humanitarian sector

● Empathetic leader with an ability to put yourselves in the position of those with less power

● Excellent verbal communication skills (in English) for managing relationships at a distance

● Creative thinker who is able to work with others to co-design solutions to complex problems

● Inspiring and motivating leader who is able to get the most out of team members

● Experience of managing a complex change, enabling others to lead aspects of the work (likely to be gained from experience in a similar role and/or 7+ years’ experience)

● Working knowledge in one or more of the hub languages (desirable)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Strategic influence, planning and enabling

● Influence and advocate for locally driven humanitarian action, creating and holding space to support the emergence of hubs based on their aspirations, priorities and needs

● Facilitate, nurture, and maintain a mutual partnering process between the Start Network team and hubs

● Work with the hub leadership and Start Network team to create a culture of effective decision making, feedback and learning so that we can adapt support to emerging needs

● Connect hubs with the team to translate needs into services, products and tools that are user-centred and locally relevant

● Coordinate the delivery of hub support with other teams and/or other hubs acting as a key relationship holder and connector once hubs are up and running

● Support the transition of the team to becoming a service provider for hubs as part of a cross-organisational team supporting change

● Advise and help hubs to support their members through the due diligence process, working closely with the Due Diligence Manager

● Enable hubs to increase their engagement and voice in the Network to advance locally determined goals, working closely with the advocacy team

● Lead on the design, socialisation, and implementation of a transition plan for the network’s membership model leading to decentralisation, working with the Governance Manager

Team leadership and internal brokering

● Support the growth and development of team members, using mentoring and coaching techniques

● Work closely with Start Network teams to ensure that deliverables are in service of hubs

● Support and shape wider organisational change initiatives to deliver on our mission

● Work closely with colleagues who hold responsibility for membership and governance, ensuring integration of strategic plans across these functions

● Budget-holder for the Network Development budget, ensuring spend against the budget, reforecasting, and other budgetary responsibilities

● Drive strategic thinking and understanding across the team, Board and members around locally drive humanitarian action

● Actively participate in the Senior Management Team and other decision-making fora, Committees, and the Board

Start Network culture

● To carry out the responsibilities of the role in line with the Start Network Code of Conduct and with a commitment to safeguarding adults and children

● A commitment to the Start Network vision, principles, values and approach

● The Start Network team is an agile group of individuals who use their experience and skills across the network, so flexibility to work in and with different teams and functions is part of our culture

PERSON PROFILE

● Extend trust-building in others by giving them opportunities to lead, the chance to share their perspective and safe space to discuss lessons learnt

● Influence stakeholders to address difficult or complex issues by listening to diverse perspectives, finding common ground and avoiding criticism or complaint

● Generate and support implementation of ideas that have impact at organisational, network and/or humanitarian systems-level by promoting these ideas to relevant internal and external stakeholders

● Enable the Network to develop in a way that embraces diversity and creates space for local and national agencies to gain power by driving the vision, mission and purpose and defending it against those who do not support it

● Identify areas of hidden conflict and work with others to resolve them by showing empathy, avoiding defensiveness, listening to feedback and establishing credibility

● Inspire and motivate others by creating passion around our vision and focus, connecting with humility and empathy, and showing openness and resilience

● Promote a culture that learns and iterates, sharing evidence across the organisation and network by enabling others to establish rhythms and shared spaces

● Set strategic direction and clarity of vision, purpose and culture, enabling space for the team, members, Hubs and other stakeholders to shape the journey

● Work flexibly with teams and hubs in order to have some overlap with UK time zones.

How to apply:

We work with Applied, an online recruitment platform designed to allow teams to measure candidates on what actually matters. Rather than relying on CVs and cover letters, Applied allows you to demonstrate your skills and abilities through answering questions which are blind- reviewed by our team to avoid bias.

If you have any questions or need support with your application, please email us using peopleandculture@startnetwork.org.

Please submit your application by following this link: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/gmxstjzbak

Closing date: Sunday 22nd August 23.59 GMT

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please apply early where possible

Any offer of employment is subject to relevant checks. Please refer to our privacy statement and candidate privacy notice regarding treatment of your data.

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Developing a guide on how to ratify and implement International Standards related to Labour Migration for IGAD Member States

 Agrimensura, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Civil, Estructural  Comments Off on Developing a guide on how to ratify and implement International Standards related to Labour Migration for IGAD Member States
Jul 292021
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 13 Aug 2021

1. Introduction

Ratifying, domesticating and implementing international instruments on labour migration and mobility governance including ILO conventions related to migrant workers namely Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97) and its accompanying Migration for Employment Recommendation (Revised), 1949 (No. 86); Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143) and its accompanying Migrant Workers Recommendation, 1975 (No. 151); Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) is critical to ensure safe, orderly, and regular labour migration and maximize the development impact of migration. Ratifying and effectively implementing these conventions helps to addressing existing policy and legislative gaps on labour migration since the conventions address numerous aspects of labour migration, such as protecting the rights of migrant workers, promote fair recruitment, address both regular and irregular migrants and strengthen the migration-development nexus. The conventions and recommendations further stipulate measures that need to be taken by both countries of origin and destination to prevent trafficking, smuggling, forced labour and reduce the abuse and exploitation faced by migrant workers.

Ratifying and effectively implementing these conventions will give IGAD member states an opportunity to lobby and influence the decisions of destination countries in relation to migrant workers. In addition, by ratifying and implementing these conventions, IGAD member states gain a great deal of legitimacy at the international level to promote measures on protection of migrant workers including negotiation of bilateral labour agreements with countries of destinations. Besides, ratification of these conventions also fosters international cooperation among countries and enhances their commitment to overcome challenges related to labour migration and mobility governance, including fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.

However, despite their immense role in improving migration and mobility governance, the ratification, domestication and implementation of ILO conventions related to migrant workers is at a very infant stage in the IGAD region. Out of the seven IGAD Member States, only Somalia has ratified Convention 97, Convention 143 and Convention 181 while Kenya has ratified only Convention 97 and Convention 143 and Ethiopia and Uganda only having ratified convention 181 and convention 143 respectively. Likewise, only Uganda is a signatory to the 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. In addition, none of the IGAD Member States has ratified convention 189, which is of critical importance for the IGAD member states in the context of migration since many of the labour migrants in the IGAD region, as well as those travelling further abroad to the Arab States, are engaged in domestic work. On the other hand, even in countries that ratified international instruments, domestication of these instruments, proper implementation, reporting and compliance remains a challenge.

Among other things, one of the challenges identified as a bottleneck on ratification and implementation of international standards in the IGAD region is related to lack of sufficient knowledge and understanding about the process of ratification, implementation and/or domestication, reporting and complying/following with due process at national level. In this context, the ILO in close collaboration with IGAD secretariat aims to develop a how to guide on ratifying and implementation of international standards for IGAD member states in line with national rules and regulations concerning international treaties and instruments under the framework of the project on Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance pro financed by the European Union. Once developed, the guide is expected to serve as a quick reference for government officials and other experts on ratification and implementation of international instruments and further contribute and facilitate ratification of the Draft IGAD protocol on Free Movement of Persons once adopted by the council of ministers. In this regard, the ILO is looking for the service of an international consultant/external collaborator to develop the tool as elaborated below.

2. Objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to develop a how to guide on ratification and implementation of international instruments related to labour migration and mobility governance for IGAD Member states. The guide is expected to serve as a quick reference for government officials and other experts on ratification and implementation of international instruments and further contribute and facilitate ratification of the Draft IGAD protocol on Free Movement of Persons once adopted by the council of ministers. To this end, among other things the consultant is expected to

  • analyses contextual factors such as major challenges, opportunities, and factors affecting ratification, implementation and/or adoption, reporting and compliance against international commitments for each MS
  • Identify and analyze best practices and lessons learned in ratifying, implementing and complying to international instruments and
  • Provide country specific step-by-step and user friendly guidance on the process of ratifying, implementing and/or adopting and complying against international instruments

3. Methodology

The consultant is expected to produce the guide based on a review of existing literature and limited key informant interviews with ILO officials and experts in the IGAD Member states virtually. To this end, among other things the consultant is expected to use the following methods;

  • Desk Review: the consultant is expected to review latest academic and non-academic literature in the area of international human right instruments including ILO conventions, standards and recommendations. The consultant is also expected to make use of the report of the committee of experts on application of standards and key ILO publications on international standards and instruments such as Rules of the Game.
  • Key Informant interview: the consultant is also expected to have limited key informant interviews with experts from IGAD member states, social partners, IGAD secretariat, ILO and other stakeholders including UN agencies and civil society organizations/ Non-government organizations working on the subject to asses challenges, opportunities and best practices and on ratification, implementation and compliance against international commitments. In addition, he/she is expected to gather and analyses information on key steps and process involved in ratification, implementation/domestication of the standards in each member state.
  • Presentation and style: the guide is expected to be a quick practical and user-friendly reference material for government officials, policy makers and other stakeholders working on the subject. To this end, in addition to the narrative presentation/write up, the consultant is expected to produce diagrams, charts and other visual presentation styles to illustrate and presents facts and process in a more lucid and user friendly manner.

4. Main deliverables

The main outputs expected from the consultant are:

  • Inception report: the consultant is expected to produce an inception report which shows his/her understanding of the assignment, detailed methodology, draft outline of the guide customized to the IGAD region, and guiding research questions and work plan;
  • Draft guide: the consultant will submit the draft guide for review and comments of the ILO, IGAD and other key stakeholders.
  • Revised draft guide: the consultant will submit a revised draft guide incorporating ILO comments and inputs for comments and inputs by ILO, IGAD and other key stakeholders.
  • Presentation and validation: the consultant is expected to present the draft guide to Member States and stakeholder for validation and consultation in a virtual workshop.
  • Final Guide: the consultant will submit a final guide incorporating comments and inputs from the validation workshop.

5. Minimum qualifications

The consultant is expected to have:

  • Post graduate degree in social sciences disciplines such as Law, international relations or development studies;
  • Ten years of experience working on international standards, instruments and treaties;
  • Five years of experience in conducting and managing multi country research activities and providing consultancy services in developing national and regional policies and programs in field of migration;

  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing,;

  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype and other teleconferencing applications;

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding about labour migration issues in Africa in general and the horn of Africa in particular and

  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multi-lateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

Other skills/competencies

  • Experience in similar assignments in RECs in Africa would be an added advantage;
  • Experience and ability to interact with senior officials (Government and REC officials and representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies);
  • Experience and ability to navigate political processes in highly sensitive settings;
  • Excellent drafting/writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and presentation skills

6. Management arrangements

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser and Technical Officer based in Djibouti. S/He will also get technical back stopping support from other experts in the ILO Decent Work Country Team Cairo and Pretoria as well as the ILO regional office for Africa and Headquarters.

7. Timeline

The assignment is expected to be completed in four months from the signing of the agreement.

How to apply:

  • Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposal in a separate email with the subject to “**application: Developing a how to guide on international standards for IGAD Member States – Technical Proposal**” and “**application: Developing a how to guide on international standards for IGAD Member States – financial Proposal**” to: fmpt@ilo.org latest by 13 August 2021 5:00 pm East Africa time.
  • The proposal and all correspondences and documents related to the proposal shall be written in English;
  • All prices should be submitted in USD. If a proposal is submitted in a currency other than USD, the ILO will convert all prices in to USD using the UN official exchange rate at the date of application to facilitate comparison and evaluation

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International Protection Officer

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 13 Aug 2021

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

JOB PURPOSE:

To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by the crisis/violent conflict in South Sudan.

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organisation. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field. NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 11 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

ABOUT YOU

Experienced International Protection Officer to implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in South Sudan, in the context of an on-going civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, to promote Human rights someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyse conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a remote, physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment while enjoying a simple diet.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide protective presence and accompaniment to vulnerable groups and persons with specific needs, with particular focus on improving child protection and combating gender-based violence.
  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities.
  • Continuously monitor conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify protection needs.
  • Work and live within conflict affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect nonpartisan position
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects
  • Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information
  • Establish and support community protection mechanisms, provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies
  • Facilitate active participation and leadership of women in community peace and security strategies
  • Monitor all protection issues and coordinate with concerned local authorities and NGOs to ensure that relevant protection partners are fully informed on the situation in the region;
  • Facilitate communications and relationships between communities in conflict, providing proactive engagement to mitigate potential conflict including facilitated dialogue, shuttle diplomacy and the development of specific implementable agreements

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 -5 years’ work experience in human security, child or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts
  • Post secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

· Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data

· Ability to manage information with discretion

· Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

· Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment

· Solutions focused, creative problem solver

· Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors

· Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level

· Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

· Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Information Technology:

· Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This posting can be physically demanding. Some teams work in remote areas, live in tents, and during field visits there is limited access to electricity or running water. Many of the field visits will require driving through rough terrain or walking long distances.
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website at https://nonviolentpeaceforce.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48&source=aWQ9MjE%3Dsubmit and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 13th August 2021
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

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WASH Advisor

 Diseño Grafico, FULL TIME, Hoteles  Comments Off on WASH Advisor
Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the WASH components of the country programme; to provide capacity building for national and international staff; lead on all WASH elements of proposals and reports; coordinate and network at senior level with national and regional WASH authorities and other NGOs; champion best practice (international and Medair) in all WASH programmes.

Project Overview

Multi-sector relief and rehabilitation programme including: provision of primary and emergency health care, water and sanitation, distribution of non-food items and emergency shelter to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations of South Sudan.**

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan with occasional field travels. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

October 2021. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall quality and performance of all Medair South Sudan WASH programmes.
  • In close liaison with GSO WASH Advisor on matters of programme quality, objectives, and design and for all programmes related WASH technical advice.
  • Define the country level scope for the WASH programmes based on beneficiary needs, Medair experience and best practices as well as donor requirements in collaboration with the GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Provide technical support to the WASH teams in all project sites, including the evaluation and impact analysis of current projects and the writing of donor proposals and reports.
  • Research and recommend appropriate technologies for use in country WASH programmes.
  • Initiate and/or lead WASH Technical Working Groups (TWG). Ensure technical cohesion between the various country WASH programmes.

Quality Management

  • Responsible for ensuring all WASH project implementation is according to Medair policy and compliant with Medair, donor, South Sudanese and international guidelines, policies and standards.
  • Ensure sectoral integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices as outlined in Sphere guidelines, and Medair South Sudan guidelines to ensure quality of projects in liaison with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Health and Nutrition Advisors, and under advice of GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Recommend, review or develop WASH technical guidelines in liaison with GSO WASH Advisor.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Support technical development of WASH staff by identifying or developing training opportunities.
  • Support WASH PM and PC with appropriate technical knowledge when recruiting WASH staff.
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members and beneficiaries.

Coordination

  • Liaise with stakeholders: beneficiaries, ministries, local government officials, UN agencies (UNICEF, UNOCHA) and NGOs, on overall WASH coordination for South Sudan.
  • Monitor the project performance and make necessary recommendations.
  • Identify and initiate corrective action related to changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs in consultation with senior management.
  • Ensure that good relationships are maintained and that Medair’s values are understood.
  • Represent Medair to donor representatives when required, particularly for technical input.

Communication

  • Responsible for input to all WASH external reports and proposals for the Country Programme.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely feedback regarding all WASH technical and programme issues to Project Managers, Deputy Country Directors, Country Director and GSO WASH Advisor.
  • Liaison for the Medair GSO WASH Advisor for all WASH related questions and issues.
  • Develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with the team members, so as to uphold a spirit of unity and mutual respect.

Logistics & Finance

  • Ensure quality and technical specifications of all WASH-specific supplies procured.
  • Assist/advise the project managers in development of WASH project budgets, in collaboration with senior management and WASH Project Managers. Review field expenditures above USD 5,000.

Security Management

  • Adhere to the security guidelines employed by Medair on site and when travelling.
  • Provide advice and support on security related issues while on field trips when required.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years professional experience in WASH in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).
  • Understanding and appreciation of the links between the hardware and behaviour change.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values.

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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Duty of Care Framework Development

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Jul 222021
 

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Countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, United States of America
Organization: Invisible Children
Closing date: 30 Jul 2021

1. Background

Invisible Children is an international non-governmental organization working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. It is based in Washington, D.C. with offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Central African Republic and South Sudan and works with civil society, international organizations, and especially with central African communities directly affected by armed group violence to develop locally led violence prevention strategies, reunite families affected by conflict, and provide world-class conflict analysis.

In our country programs we work in partnership with local organizations to support vulnerable population (women, youth and community groups) in their efforts to build peace and respond to the impact of the war, by identifying and addressing safety and peace-building needs that are specific to different communities. Invisible Children is particularly focused on understanding and addressing the relationships between gender, peace and security across a range of contexts to inform peacebuilding policy and programming.

Invisible Children and our partners often work with highly vulnerable individuals and therefore it is essential that staff and partner capacity is backed up by a strong duty of care framework) that could be caused through the delivery of programs or interventions.

In order to ensure we are meeting our due diligence toward Invisible Children and partner staff, as well as project participants in the communities in which we work, Invisible Children is seeking to develop a duty of care framework to enable us to integrate safety and security consistently in our approach and ways of working.

2. Objectives of the assignment

· To produce a Duty of Care framework which enables Invisible Children to address safety and security coupled with early assessment of risks associated with different environments allows for the development of appropriate safety and security measures.

· Produce a package that integrates security awareness and preparedness into global operations and project implementation. The pack should include a manual that can be used both internally and externally by staff and partners with minimal adaptation for context.

· To produce a ToT training pack and facilitator’s manual to be used by Security focal points in country offices.

· To provide to the staff with an overview of safety and security, the framework used for assessing risk, guidance for planning appropriate security and managing risks, and specific resources available to assist in the process.

· include information about situations staff might encounter and guidelines and best practices for managing risk on topics ranging from site selection to natural disasters to travel security (most likely DRC, CAR, Sudan and South Sudan).

3. Tasks

Based on the consultants’ experience, knowledge of best practices, and the sector’s new guidance and requirements, the consultant(s) will:

· Conduct a desk review of current safety and security and related policies, mechanisms and training materials and advise Invisible Children on areas for improvement to its current policies and guidelines.

· Gather information (via documents or interviews with country and HQ staff and partners) to understand our model of working, contexts and type of work we support.

· Develop a duty of care framework and training pack manual that can be used for staff and partners with minimal adaptation for context (including a facilitator’s guide, power point slides, case studies for discussion, etc.)

· Produce a ToT training pack and manual for security focal points in country offices (including how to conduct training for adult learners, areas where contextual adaptation is key and tips on adaptation).

· Lead in the development of recommended plans and guidelines for handling safety and security matters.

· Develop a final report with recommendations on staff and partner training frequency, refresher training, and further capacity development that may be needed based on observations and field visits.

4. Timeframe

The deliverables should be completed by September 10, 2021. Below is a tentative timeline highlighting the ideal time requirements, excluding travel time, however alternative time requirements can be proposed with justification.

Approximate time requirement

Activity

0.5 day

Initial briefing meeting with Invisible Children

1 day

Reading Invisible Children’s policies and the sector’s existing guidance, documentation and resources, as well as interviews with key staff and reading of key documents to understand our working models, type of programming we support and contexts in which we work.

1 day

Interviewing staff and partners in country 1

1 day

Interviewing staff and partners in country 2

10 days

Developing Duty of care framework, policies and training package

0.5 day

Feedback meeting with Invisible Children.

5. Confidentiality and authorship

Invisible Children will have exclusive ownership of all information generated by this consultancy. The consultant(s) may pass the information on to other parties in specific instances if Invisible Children agrees to this in advance. The consultant(s) will treat as confidential all information provided by Invisible Children about its work as part of this consultancy.

6. Management of consultant

The consultant(s) will work under the supervision of the Global Director of Operations and Compliance.

7. Person Specification Essential

· Availability for an estimated 15 days in August – September 2021.

· Experience working on situational Awareness, Safety and Security Guidance, In-country Security Management Plan, In-country Emergency Action Plan, In-country Monitoring and Briefings; Extreme-risk Country Pre-deployment Consultation in development and conflict-affected settings.

· Experience of supporting the strengthening of staff/partners’ capacities on security and safety and developing training packages.

· Excellent grasp of current best practices in terms of solutions for the humanitarian aid and development community.

· Experience in both home office and field-based leaders, as well as staff and support staff to build the knowledge and skills needed to meet duty of care, capacity building, and organizational resiliency and crisis management needs.

· Ability to write succinct, high-quality training manuals in excellent English to a tight deadline.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

· A short (maximum 5 pages) expression of interest outlining relevant experience and suitability for the consultancy and the methodology the consultant(s) would use for the assignment.

· CV

· Contact details for two referees

· An indicative budget covering daily rate(s) in US dollars.

Applications from a team of consultants are also welcome.

The above should be sent to jobs@invisiblechildren.com. **
The closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.**

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Safeguarding Framework Development

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Jul 222021
 

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Countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, United States of America
Organization: Invisible Children
Closing date: 30 Jul 2021

1. Background

Invisible Children is an international non-governmental organization working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. It is based in Washington, D.C. with offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Central African Republic and South Sudan and works with civil society, international organizations, and especially with central African communities directly affected by armed group violence to develop locally led violence prevention strategies, reunite families affected by conflict, and provide world-class conflict analysis.

In our country programmes we work in partnership with local organizations to support vulnerable population (women, youth and community groups) in their efforts to build peace and respond to the impact of the war, by identifying and addressing safety and peace-building needs that are specific to different communities. Invisible Children is particularly focused on understanding and addressing the relationships between gender, peace and security across a range of contexts to inform peacebuilding policy and programming.

Invisible Children and our partners often work with highly vulnerable individuals and therefore it is essential that staff and partner capacity is strengthened to safeguard against harm (intentional or non-intentional) that could be caused through the delivery of programmes or interventions.

In order to ensure we are meeting our duty of care toward Invisible Children and partner staff, as well as project participants in the communities in which we work, Invisible Children is seeking to develop a safeguarding framework to enable us to integrate safeguarding consistently in our approach and ways of working.

2. Objectives of the assignment

· To produce a Safeguarding framework which enables Invisible Children to address power dynamics and gender within our staff and partners in a self-reflective way, in order to change attitudes, build and strengthen a culture that prevents and reduces prevalence of abuse and inform on the consequences of abuse. The pack should include a manual that can be used both internally and externally by staff and partners with minimal adaptation for context.

· To produce a ToT training pack and facilitator’s manual to be used by Safeguarding focal points in country offices.

· To develop contextualized complaint mechanisms for community members and partners in several different contexts (most likely DRC, CAR, Sudan and South Sudan but this will be confirmed prior to commencement) through participatory methods and ensuring partners and stakeholders’ support and involvement.

3. Tasks

Based on the consultants’ experience, knowledge of best practices, and the sector’s new guidance and requirements, the consultant(s) will:

· Conduct a desk review of current safeguarding and related policies, complaint mechanisms and training materials and advise Invisible Children on areas for improvement to its current policies and guidelines.

· Gather information (via documents or interviews with country and HQ staff and partners) to understand our model of working, contexts and type of work we support.

· Develop a safeguarding framework and training pack manual that can be used for staff and partners with minimal adaptation for context (including a facilitator’s guide, power point slides, case studies for discussion, etc.)

· Produce a ToT training pack and manual for safeguarding focal points in country offices (including how to conduct training for adult learners, areas where contextual adaptation is key and tips on adaptation).

· Lead in the development of contextualized complaint mechanisms for community members and partners in a few contexts- most likely DRC, CAR Sudan and South Sudan, which can be adapted to other similar contexts.

· Develop a final report with recommendations on staff and partner training frequency, refresher training, and further capacity development that may be needed based on observations and field visits.

4. Timeframe

The deliverables should be completed by September 10, 2021. Below is a tentative timeline highlighting the ideal time requirements, excluding travel time, however alternative time requirements can be proposed with justification.

Approximate time requirement

Activity

0.5 days

Initial briefing meeting with Invisible Children

3 days

Reading Invisible Children’s policies and the sector’s existing guidance, documentation and resources, as well as interviews with key staff and reading of key documents to understand our working models, type of programming we support and contexts in which we work.

3 days

Interviewing staff and partners in country 1

3 days

Interviewing staff and partners in country 2

10 days

Developing Framework and training package

3 days

Developing complaints mechanism and draft plan for pilot.

0.5 days

Feedback meeting with Invisible Children.

5. Confidentiality and authorship

Invisible Children will have exclusive ownership of all information generated by this consultancy. The consultant(s) may pass the information on to other parties in specific instances if Invisible Children agrees to this in advance. The consultant(s) will treat as confidential all information provided by Invisible Children about its work as part of this consultancy.

6. Management of consultant

The consultant(s) will work under the supervision of the Global Director of Operations and Compliance.

7. Person specification Essential

· Availability for an estimated 23 days in August – September 2021.

· Experience working on child protection or safeguarding, gender, GBV and women’s rights in development and conflict-affected settings.

· Experience of community programming and work in partnership with local organizations to affect change (preferably in conflict affected contexts).

· Experience of supporting the strengthening of staff/partners’ capacities on safeguarding and developing training packages and activities.

· Excellent grasp of current best practices in terms of safeguarding.

· Understanding of safeguarding in the context of conducting research and research- related activities in programs (assessments, etc.).

· Ability to write succinct, high-quality training manuals in excellent English to a tight deadline.

8. Application procedure

Interested candidates should submit:

· A short (maximum 5 pages) expression of interest outlining relevant experience and suitability for the consultancy and the methodology the consultant(s) would use for the assignment.

· CV

· Contact details for two referees

· An indicative budget covering daily rate(s) in US dollars.

Applications from a team of consultants are also welcome.

The above should be sent to jobs@invisiblechildren.com. **
The closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

· A short (maximum 5 pages) expression of interest outlining relevant experience and suitability for the consultancy and the methodology the consultant(s) would use for the assignment.

· CV

· Contact details for two referees

· An indicative budget covering daily rate(s) in US dollars.

Applications from a team of consultants are also welcome.

The above should be sent to jobs@invisiblechildren.com. **
The closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.**

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Information Management, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

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Jul 152021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 26 Jul 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This Temporary Job Opening is being advertised for the position of Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Information Management and is located in Juba, with OCHA South Sudan. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Information Management reports to the Deputy Head of Office in Juba, South Sudan.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Information Management will be responsible for the following duties:
• Acts as Head of the Communications and Information Management Unit (CIMU) and supports OCHA South Sudan Senior Management in strategic planning, preparation of the annual work plan of the public information and information management functions of the office, and related monitoring and reporting.
• Advises the Deputy and Head of Office on overall direction on issues related to information management on coordination, access and related emergency response and protection issues, as well as on engagement with the media. monitoring and reporting.
• Supervises and prepares statements, reports, information products, key messages and similar corporate and ad-hoc products for review.
• Lead CIMU team contribution in strategic planning activities for Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC), and periodic monitoring on Response Plan.
• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country;
• Leads and/or participates in working groups related to communication and information management to prepares situation reports and information products for the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance.
• Develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
• Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors.
• Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management.
• Organizes and prepares analysis on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
• Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.;
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with relevant stakeholders including media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
• Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics related to communications, public information and information management, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
• Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
• PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience at the international level is required.
  • Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) in emergency situation is required.
  • Experience in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in a coordination, information management, or leadership role is required.
  • Experience in the UN Common System is desirable.
  • Experience in the region is desirable.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• The appointment/assignment is for the duration of 364 days, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
• Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.
• Please note that the appointment/assignment of the successful candidate will be subject to visa issuance.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
IMPORTANT: Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Programme Coordinator (MHPSS)

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Jul 142021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 26 Jul 2021

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (MHPSS)

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 July 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

IOM began implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities in 2014, targeting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in selected Protection of Civilian (POC) sites in South Sudan. The activities have included direct service delivery such as establishment of psychosocial centres and mobile teams, capacity building of IDP communities and humanitarian actors on MHPSS, mainstreaming and coordination of MHPSS actors. Currently, IOM is providing direct MHPSS services in Malakal, Bentiu and Wau and has recently started implementation in Abyei Administrative Area. In 2017, the MHPSS Unit has started a collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MoGCSW) in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal providing on-the job-training for social workers in MHPSS provision. Since 2019, programming is shifting from a more static response in POCs towards increased service delivery in return areas and mobile response. The MHPSS Unit works in close collaboration with the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Protection teams ensuring adequate services for GBV survivors and persons living with disabilities are available, as well as with the Transition & Recovery Unit by widening its peacebuilding portfolio.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for South Sudan, and the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, and in coordination with the global Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the activities within the framework of IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programme in South Sudan.

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of MHPSS activities in South Sudan, including the management and technical supervision of the National MHPSS Coordination Group Coordinator and National and International staff of the IOM MHPSS programme in South Sudan Country Office (CO).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall implementation of the MHPSS projects in a timely manner, including resource mobilization, budget monitoring and maintaining relevant donor visibility in line with IOM rules and regulations.

  2. Contribute and support the Deputy Chief of Mission and Program Support Unit (PSU) in resource mobilization for MHPSS programming, including identifying funding opportunities, development of project proposals, identification of new donors and thematic areas of technical intervention.

  3. Take a lead in the development and implementation of a holistic and systemic MHPSS strategy for South Sudan CO, in line with the Inter Agency Standing committee (IASC) guidelines and the IOM Manual on Community-based MHPSS in Emergencies and Displacement.

  4. Manage and monitor, both technically and administratively, the MPHSS Team. Ensure the provision of the adequate and suitable capacity building to the IOM MHPSS Team and relevant actors where applicable (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection, Health, Nutrition, Education, Food Security and Livelihood), including line ministries, IDPs and host community members.

  5. Ensure at any given time MHPSS programme is driven by a sound Monitoring Evaluation Assessment and Learning framework, and that qualitative and quantitative indicators are always relevant and updated.

  6. Provide technical support and supervision to the MHPSS IASC Coordinator based in Juba.

  7. Establish comprehensive and clear work-plans for staff and MHPSS teams, ensure timely weekly and monthly reporting on MHPSS activities are regularly shared with the PSU and other relevant stakeholders.

  8. Ensure that all standardized and global evidence based MHPSS tool in use within the IOM programme, are customized and tailored to the specific contexts of South Sudan.

  9. Coordinate and liaise with other UN agencies and key actors, relevant Line Ministries, and other civil society actors for mainstreaming MHPSS in host communities, where applicable.

  10. Provide technical guidance to mainstream effectively MHPSS in IOM planning and project implementations, participate to cluster meetings, working groups, mapping, planning and reporting exercises, take a lead in such thematic exercises, when necessary and in the interest of IOM.

  11. Ensure the cross-cutting issues are integrated in MHPSS programming and MHPSS is harmonized with other protection initiatives and programmes e.g. GBV and protection mainstreaming.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Psychology (clinical and counselling), Psychiatry, Social Work, Anthropology, Pedagogy or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience

• Professional accreditation from a recognized psychological or counselling association-society is a distinctive advantage.

• Participation to IOM corporate Academic programmes in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency and Displacement or similar will be considered an asset.

Experience

• Experience in designing, managing psychosocial support programmes in emergency situation;

• Experience in providing psychosocial support in emergency situation;

• Experience in a complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;

• Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing curricula;

• Experience in training and supervision of scalable psychological interventions (e.g. PM+, IPT);

• Experience in the integration of MHPSS into Peacebuilding (community stabilization, transitional justice, etc.) activities;

• Experience in psychotherapy and counseling for social workers an asset; and,

• Experience in qualitative and quantitative research is desirable.

Skills

• Proficient in MS Office applications and basic knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS);

• Familiarity with the region is an advantage;

• Very good communication skills;

• Very good analytical, planning and organizational skills;

• Ability to work under pressure in a complex and fast-changing environment;

• Good problem-solving skills;

• Proven capacity for clinical supervision; and,

• Ability to manage and monitor the work of the teams remotely, including the capacity and team building.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic and/or one of regional languages is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

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Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 July 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 13.07.2021 to 26.07.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 161 Programme Coordinator (MHPSS) (P3) Juba, South Sudan (57082142) Released

Posting: Posting NC57082143 (57082143) Released

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ERT WASH Manager

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 9 Sep 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Provide leadership for ERT field sites and staff, including planning and conducting rapid needs assessments and interventions, creating work plans for emergency responses, ensuring quality implementation of WASH activities, line managing assigned ERT WASH team members, and acting as team leader at ERT field sites.

Project Overview

The goal of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) WASH is to reduce morbidity and mortality among populations affected by acute emergencies through the provision of basic water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion services. The Medair ERT works across all states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: displacement due to conflict or disasters, returnee/refugee influxes, disease outbreaks, and in emergency level malnutrition. The ERT has teams across four sectors – Health, Nutrition, Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items, and WASH, with teams often working together in field sites. Multiple emergency response sites are active at any given time.

Workplace & Conditions

Field-based position in Juba, South Sudan, with frequent travel to field locations across the country. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

August 2020. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Develop and manage work plans for field activities – regularly updating work plans and objectives to meet changing needs and gaps. Consult with WASH Project Manager to determine budget and timelines for activities. Prepare standard designs and BoQs of WASH infrastructures.
  • Oversee the technical design and implementation of the projects – including water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities – in liaison with the WASH Project Manager and WASH Advisor.
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against ERT project indicators, in liaison with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning team. Contribute to future plans for WASH activities and to related proposals and budgets.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Line manage WASH Technician/s. When requested, cover for the WASH PM position.
  • Conduct appraisals, manage R&R and holiday schedules, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities, and support the physical and spiritual wellbeing of WASH staff.
  • Management and supervision of re-locatable staff, locally-recruited staff, casual labourers and contracted workers.
  • Communicate additional HR needs to the WASH PM and Human Resources team in Juba.
  • Delegate tasks to WASH staff as appropriate (finances, managing casual labourers, etc.).
  • Act as the field site leader, in charge of security and staff health issues, and coordination between teams.

Coordination and Reporting

  • Take part in all WASH Coordination meetings (or delegate other team members to attend).
  • Coordinate with relevant WASH partners, UN agencies and government WASH offices (Rural and Urban Water) or other government agencies involved in WASH planning and intervention.
  • Liaise with authorities at the beginning of assessments & intervention, and throughout WASH activities.
  • Feedback to ERT WASH Project Manager and work with guidance and direction from the WASH PM.
  • Provide a weekly report to the WASH Project Manager in Juba – detailing activity updates, work plan updates, resources needed, and other key information.
  • Draft assessments and intervention ToRs and reports in time at the request of the WASH Project Manager. Regularly liaise with the WASH Project Manager.
  • Track all relevant project related data including disaggregated beneficiary numbers, target total population, and WASH-related data and contribute for donor reporting.

Logistics

  • Monitor stock levels, and submit stock and purchase requests to the WASH Project Manager in a timely manner. Ensure an accurate record of all assets and stocks at field sites are maintained and circulated.
  • Manage local procurement for all WASH items. Manage WASH team movements at field sites – including completing MovCos for flights and assigning vehicle movements.

Finance

  • Supervising the management of field team budget, manage submission of all finance, stock and purchase requests to Juba, and manage WASH finances, procurement, warehousing, and transport.

Security Management

  • Provide security leadership in the field sites, informing WASH Project Manager of all updates.
  • Contribute to development of security assessments for new ERT locations before field teams travel.
  • Ensure the WASH team adhere to SOPs – and promote good planning and communication.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job posting covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a field relevant to WASH-related field (e.g. civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, water resource engineering, mechanical engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 year post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field as a Manager.
  • Experience working in a WASH programme covering the three subsectors – Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion desirable.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication)
  • Understanding and appreciation of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices

c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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ERT WASH Project Manager

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 9 Sep 2021

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the Medair South Sudan Emergency Response Team’s WASH programme, ensure proposal objectives are met within the project timeframe and the overall budget allocated for the project, and that the services delivered meet Medair, donor and international quality standards. Responsibilities also include managing ERT WASH project staff, coordinating with other partners to assess emergencies, designing WASH interventions, preparing project reporting as well as planning and supporting the development of new project proposals.

Project Overview

The goal of the WASH ERT is to reduce morbidity and mortality among populations affected by acute emergencies through the provision of life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services. The Medair Emergency Response Team (ERT) works across all states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: displacement due to conflict or disasters, returnee/refugee influxes, disease outbreaks and in emergency level malnutrition. The ERT has teams across four sectors – Health, Nutrition, Non-Food Items (NFIs)/Emergency Shelter and WASH, with teams often working together in field sites. Multiple emergency response sites are active at any given time.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, with regular travel to field locations across South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall management of Medair South Sudan ERT WASH Projects; planning and implementation, project staff, project budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop program strategy, project proposals, project budget, and staff plan to implement the project.
  • Ensure the ERT WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals, and Medair, donor, and international standards, and within agreed budget and timeframe.
  • With the WASH Advisor, select and evaluate appropriate technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Monitor project implementation and provide support to the team to ensure the quality of the construction, trainings and provide guidance on future improvements.
  • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), people with disability & gender are mainstreamed in the ERT WASH projects. Provide technical input and support to the team on project activities.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Directly line manage three WASH Managers and one Hygiene Promotion Manager.
  • Conduct appraisals, manage R&R and holiday schedules, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities, and support the physical and spiritual wellbeing for all WASH staff.
  • Delegate tasks to WASH Managers as appropriate while ensuring that all key tasks are being covered.
  • Actively coach team members giving them the opportunity to grow and develop in their roles.

Coordination and Reporting

  • Ensure all project data, beneficiary numbers, & indicators are accurately collected, and reported.
  • With WASH Advisor and M&E team, develop tools and templates to facilitate smooth data collection.
  • Attend WASH Coordination meetings and advocate for principled emergency WASH interventions.
  • Coordinate with relevant WASH implementing partners INGOs, NNGOs, UN agencies and Minstry of Water and Irrigation or other government agencies involved in WASH planning and implementation
  • Liaise with local authorities at the beginning of assessments, and throughout WASH activities.
  • Ensure Terms of Reference (ToR) for assessments and interventions and reports are completed.

Logistics

  • Ensure development of an annual procurement plan based on project needs and activities.
  • With the support of the ERT Logistics Officer, plan and support requests from field teams.
  • Ensure stock of critical supplies & regular communication with the Warehouse Manager & staff.

Finance Management

  • Actively manage budget and communicate any issues with ERT Project Coordinator.
  • Supervise the management of field team budget and cash, including the payment of casual labour payments within the agreed salary/incentive scales. Manage submission of all finance, stock and purchase requests to Juba, and WASH finances, procurement, warehousing, and transport at field sites.

Security Management

  • Contribute to development of security assessments for new ERT locations before field teams travel. Monitor local dynamics in intervention locations which may be indicators of insecurity.
  • Ensure the WASH team adhere to SOPs, promote good planning and communication within the team.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, public health, water and sanitation engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field as a Manager.
  • Experience in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).
  • Understanding of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

How to apply:

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organisational values.

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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International Protection Officer

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 9 Jul 2021

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

JOB PURPOSE:

To implement civilian protection and violence-prevention programming for those affected by the crisis/violent conflict in South Sudan.

ABOUT US

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organisation. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field. NP is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. In South Sudan, NP has a mobile protection response team and 11 field teams providing emergency protection programme for communities affected by violent conflict. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection and inter-communal violence reduction.

ABOUT YOU

Experienced International Protection Officer to implement community-based violence reduction and prevention programming in various locations in South Sudan, in the context of an on-going civil conflict and extremely high levels of displacement. You will be a person with a genuine commitment to working at the community level, to promote Human rights someone who is skilled at building trusting relationships in an extremely polarized political climate. You are not deterred by the complexity of conflict; you are able to analyse conflict dynamics; you are motivated and unendingly persistent in finding and implementing protection and prevention strategies. You will be responsible for working together with other international and national colleagues to directly implement the project and to participate in reporting and documentation. You are comfortable living and working in a remote, physically demanding environment, living full-time in a shared compound environment while enjoying a simple diet.

The successful candidate combines creativity, innovation and demonstrated knowledge of protection, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. S/he is experienced and skilled at converting protection, violence reduction and conflict analysis theory into practical, locally appropriate solutions that effectively increases safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict. S/he has excellent interpersonal skills and flair for connecting and building trust with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. S/he is solutions focused, strategic and is driven by a keen interest and personal commitment to civilian protection.

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide protective presence and accompaniment to vulnerable groups and persons with specific needs, with particular focus on improving child protection and combating gender-based violence.
  • Assess security risks and implement mitigation strategies for both host and IDP communities.
  • Continuously monitor conflict situation in order to track conflict trends and identify protection needs.
  • Work and live within conflict affected communities to build trust, to establish deep contextual understanding and to effect nonpartisan position
  • Design and implement protection interventions appropriate to context and need within parameters of mandate and projects
  • Identify and flag communities or individuals in need of specialised support services, maintain updated referral pathway, ensure effective dissemination of information
  • Establish and support community protection mechanisms, provide technical skills training in conflict analysis, nonviolent conflict resolution and community based protection strategies
  • Facilitate active participation and leadership of women in community peace and security strategies
  • Monitor all protection issues and coordinate with concerned local authorities and NGOs to ensure that relevant protection partners are fully informed on the situation in the region;
  • Facilitate communications and relationships between communities in conflict, providing proactive engagement to mitigate potential conflict including facilitated dialogue, shuttle diplomacy and the development of specific implementable agreements

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 -5 years’ work experience in human security, child or civilian protection.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in complex security environments
  • Demonstrated experience working with state authorities, negotiation and mediation
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in remote, highly challenging locations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse conflict, security and political contexts
  • Post secondary education in law, human rights, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, negotiation, mediation, human security or related, or equivalent experience

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

· Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data

· Ability to manage information with discretion

· Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

· Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment

· Solutions focused, creative problem solver

· Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors

· Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level

· Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

· Ability to interact confidently in English with colleagues and external contacts, to write documents and reports, and to present effectively relevant information

Information Technology:

· Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

  • This posting can be physically demanding. Some teams work in remote areas, live in tents, and during field visits there is limited access to electricity or running water. Many of the field visits will require driving through rough terrain or walking long distances.
  • This field site is a complex security environment where conditions change rapidly – experience in insecure environments is essential to success in this position.

How to apply:

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website https://nonviolentpeaceforce.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48&source=aWQ9MjE%3D and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday, 9th July 2021
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

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National Communication Advisor

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Jul 082021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 13 Jul 2021

Organizational Context and Scope

Present in Southern Sudan since 2004, IOM has 8 offices across 6 states and employs over 340 staff. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, transition and recovery, border management and migration health initiatives in South Sudan, in co-operation with government and humanitarian partners as well as local communities. IOM has capacities in conflict analysis as well as monitoring of forced displacement/population movement, expertise in community engagement, and service delivery across the humanitarian-development continuum.

South Sudan is in a critical transition period. Following the signing of the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12 September 2018, and the more recent formation of the transitional government, the country is facing an unprecedented opportunity to start to recover from the effects of protracted conflict and humanitarian crisis. The ceasefire has been tenuously holding in most parts of the country, allowing previously displaced populations to return home. Towns that had been devastated by previous waves of fighting started to witness renewed activity, raising hopes for development and growth in the aftermath of years of war.

IOM South Sudan is one of the UN agencies with the largest footprint in South Sudan. Through its Transition and Recovery Unit (TRU), IOM supports peacebuilding activities in various locations within South Sudan.

IOM with support from the Reconciliation, Stabilization, Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) is implementing a project entitled, ‘Promoting Peace and Solidarity in the Face of the COVID-19’ in Juba, Bentiu and Wau. The purpose of the project is to use the fight against the COVID19 pandemic to promote peaceful co-existence, social cohesion and combat stigmatization, creating the conditions for cooperation needed to limit and respond to the spread of the virus.

IOM has partnered with national civil society organizations (CSOs) in Juba, Bentiu and Wau to collaborate with on mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as in eliminating hate speech and discrimination connected to the disease. Selected CSOs are implementing projects sitting at the nexus between COVID-19 and peacebuilding.

IOM is looking for a qualified National Communication consultant to provide quality technical assistance on the component of strategic communication. This technical consultancy is envisaged to provide expertise to IOM and their partners on civil society on a communication strategy and development of IEC materials to support the Promoting Peace and Solidarity in the face of COVID-19 project, looking not only at disease mitigation, but wider disaster risk reduction.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The consultancy will be responsible for delivery of the following:

a) Conduct assessment on social and cultural barriers to COVID-19 vaccination campaigns to support international strategic communication consultant on developing best practices as reg. strategic communication on tolerance, promoting peace and showing solidarity as it relates to COVID-19 and other disaster health risks.

b) In collaboration with TRU staff participate in the design and development actions that promote peace and solidarity in South Sudan in the face of COVID-19 and other disaster risks

c) Supporting the Ministry of Peacebuilding on its communications and outreach strategy

d) In collaboration with international consultant, IOM’s Media and Communication unit, design a training manual on communication strategies that sit at the intersection between disease mitigation, reducing disaster risk and promoting peace and solidarity.

e) Facilitate a training session(s) with IPs, TRU staff, including possibly IOM staff from other units, on strategic communications with respect to promoting peace and solidarity in the face of COVID-19 and other disaster risks.

Deliverables

Location

Payment

  1. Assessment on socio-cultural barriers to covid-19 vaccination campaigns including recommendations on way forward.

Juba.

40%

  1. Concept note on proposed actions along the disease/emergency health – peacebuilding nexus

Juba

20%

  1. Multi-stakeholder validation workshop/consultation and final report.

Juba

40%

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  1. Master’s degree in emergency health, risk communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Political or Social Science, or medical or public health degree or related fields with three years of relevant professional experience; or

  2. University degree in above fields with four years of relevant professional experience

Experience

  1. Proven track record in strategic planning and governance, conducting socio-cultural assessments and multi-stakeholder engagements

  2. Experience as medical/public health professional

  3. Clear, effective and responsive communicator, both written and oral

  4. Excellent communication and written skills in English

  5. Excellent knowledge governance and service delivery in South Sudan at state and national level

  6. Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe Suite programs

Fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic and/or a local language is an advantage.

Competencies

The consultant is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members and consultants must abide by and demonstrate these three values:**

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators**

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications for the assignment to vss@iom.int by July 13, 2021, indicating in the subject of the e‐mail “ National Communication Advisor ”.

The submission should include:

· A motivation letter;

· Curriculum Vitae

This position is open to nationals of South Sudan only.

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