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Fleet Manager

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May 272022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 3 Jun 2022

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
  • Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:

  • Based at Juba & reporting to the Administration Officer in charge of Fleet Management. The Fleet Manager will plan, implement, monitor & execute sound vehicle management policies & guidelines ensuring a cost effective & efficient country office fleet.

Role Objectives:

Vehicle planning & management:

  • Ensure fleet availability to meet all requests by scheduling, forecasting & surveying current user trends.
  • Maintain knowledge & utilize all fleet information & user surveys to forecast new requirements.
  • Arrange fleets & fleet operational staff to provide support & schedule special event planning.
  • Perform vehicle registration, insurance and CHP formalities & documentation regarding induction of new vehicles in existing fleet.
  • Oversee routine & ad hoc maintenance, liaising with the Head of Fleet on the scheduled & unscheduled maintenance, quality spare parts, reviewing the different requirements from different field offices on the maintenance issues.
  • Monitor & ensure fleet operation in compliance with both local state & our clients rules & regulations e.g insurance policies, registration & renewal of log books, annual inspection of vehicles in liaison with protocol unit.
  • Streamline & monitor fuel deliveries & vehicle purchase system with assistance of fuel cards for all vehicles & drivers.
  • Liaising with fleet center, plan for timely replacement of the vehicles that have reached 5 years / 150,000 km, seeking approval from management.
  • In liaison with the asset management, plan for vehicle disposal in line with the responsible asset management directive on vehicle disposal & GVLP guidelines.

Budgeting:

  • Work closely with admin budgeting focal point to provide budgets for the GVLP leases & insurance covers both comprehensive & local insurance & VTS expenses.
  • Follow up with administration focal point for timely issuance of zint POs & payments of expenses relating to the above.
  • Provide timely projections for review with the Head of Fleet management of any unforeseen / foreseen expenditure as pertains to fleet management both in the country office & the field offices.

FMS / novacom reporting & analytics:

  • Continuous review of the data accuracy in the FMS ensuring refresher trainings to all new / appointed focal points.
  • Provide data & analytics on fuel consumptions, maintenance costs & utilization rates of the CO fleet, providing trends & recommendations on improving cost efficiencies.
  • Utilizing GPS systems to monitor drivers & vehicles in case of theft.
  • Review the weekly notifications & reports from novacom on the over speeding, reports, working with the field offices.

Trainings:

  • Review the training needs of the transport team & recommend for trainings.
  • Schedule the mandatory trainings & liaise with fleet center for both virtual & on site trainings when required.
  • Liaise with fleet centre for upcoming webinars/trainings.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Administration Officer in charge of Fleet Management.

Key competencies:

  • University Degree in Business / Public Administration.
  • Experience in administration.
  • Support in leading projects & input into function policies.
  • Must be experienced in budgeting & advanced analytics.
  • Must be fluent in the English language.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate & apply for this role using the below link:

https://app.tayohr.io/jobs/detail/vac-7505-fleet-manager-6224

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Consultancy-Protection Assessment NRC South Sudan

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May 252022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 3 Jun 2022

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Background

South Sudan remains one of the most severe protection crises in the world with high levels of GBV and significant gross human rights violations. Protection challenges in the form of violence, coercion, exploitation, discrimination, abuse, deliberate deprivation, or neglect of vulnerable individuals/groups threaten the safety, dignity and wellbeing of displaced and conflict affected persons. Flooding has continued to increase vulnerability and expose communities, particularly children and women, to multiple protection risks including violence, loss of life, injury, family separation, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, and other protection risks associated with negative coping mechanisms. Continued displacement has weakened the protective environment, undermined resilience, and challenged recovery due to the extensive destruction of property that accompanied these crises.

Repeated shocks have weakened community-based structures and services, and limitations to access services will continue to push families to adopt negative coping mechanisms that expose the vulnerable, particularly children and women, to violence, exploitation, abuse, recruitment, trafficking, child labor, and forced marriage. According to the 2021 FSMNS+, an average of 7 per cent of children drop out of school due to various reasons including high costs associated with education, forced/early marriage, distance to school, and cattle keeping responsibilities. Continued outbreaks of violence, food insecurity, and floods in some parts of the country continue to weaken the protective environment for children and significantly impair the capacity of families to appropriately care for children, putting them at risk of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Climate shocks, severe drought, massive flooding, and conflicts have contributed to the increase in GBV risks.

In South Sudan, NRC is through static presence delivering humanitarian assistance and responding to humanitarian needs by providing assistance such as shelter, education, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors to most vulnerable communities in North (Wau, Alek and Aweil), Jonglei (Bor, Twic East and Akobo), Unity (Mayom, Koch and Leer) and Central Equatoria (Juba and Kajo Keji). NRC in South Sudan also provides lifesaving assistance to vulnerable people through mobile emergency teams.NRC seeks to carry out a protection assessment in selected areas on Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatoria states to is to provide essential information about protection risks, capacities, and vulnerabilities specific to conflict affected populations (internally displaced persons, returnees, and host populations).

The consultant will be engaged by the NRC South Sudan Country Office to conduct a protection assessment in 5 counties namely Akobo and Bor South (Jonglei state), Kajo Keji (Central Equatorua state); Koch and Leer (Unity State) that will inform NRC protection programming in South Sudan. In particular, the objectives of the assessment are 1) To identify and establish the different protection risks and issues affecting women, men, boys, and girls (WMBGs) and elder of different age groups including elderly persons living with and without a disability. 2) To establish existing strategies and resources used by WMBGs to identify, mitigate, and respond to identified protection risks and issues. 3) To establish the different protection and other essential services available, access by people at heightened risk and main access barriers to available services

Deliverables

  • An inception report which responds to the scope of work detailing an overview of secondary data review, proposed methodology, detailed work plan and budget.
  • Final data collection tools and analysis plans
  • A field work implementation plan.
  • Validation and feedback workshop with NRC team
  • A final assessment report incorporating feedback from NRC and detailing methodology, context and analyzed findings and recommendations.
  • A summarized PowerPoint presentation on main findings, recommendations, and conclusions for debrief and dissemination purposes
  • Appropriate annexes, notes, and a bibliography must be included and completed to a professional publishable standard as part of the final report.

Methodology

The consultant(s) will be expected to adopt a mixed method approach which will entail combining qualitative and quantitative methods. A solid assessment methodology will be developed by the consultant and presented in the inception report, including a detailed data collection approach matrix. The assessment team will develop data gathering instruments and methods which allow collecting age, sex and displacement status disaggregated data.

The instruments need to make provision for the triangulation of data where possible. Outlined below is the suggested methodological approach for the consultant(s) to collect quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Desk and document review of all relevant documentation.
  • Semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders. This would include a sample of project beneficiaries, key government officials, representatives of both national and international non-governmental organizations, implementing partners working in the areas and key NRC programme and support teams (including area and field offices)
  • A questionnaire survey which will be administered among a sample of stakeholders, to complement the qualitative information collected through KIIs

Criteria for selection

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, or other related fields and extensive experience in protection in humanitarian and emergency contexts.
  • Extensive knowledge of the context and demonstrate a strong understanding on matters related to protection.
  • A strong understanding of gender, humanitarian and protection issues and the social, cultural and economic context.
  • Is familiar with social and cultural norms, and attitudes especially in relation to protection.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting protection assessments with excellent proven experience conducting assessments and research using various methodologies such as in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, etc.
  • Previous experience undertaking similar assignments in remote and/or hard-to-reach areas
  • Excellent report writing and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge or Nuer and Dinka will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working with NGOs, CBOs, and displaced population and communities.
  • Extensive experience in gender and protection analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Timeline

The exercise will take place between July and September 2022

Fore more details click on the Job Description

How to apply

Interested consultant(s) should submit a bid, which must include the following:

  • Technical proposal not exceeding 5 pages outlining assessment framework and methods, proposed time frame, work plan and any comments on the TOR. The proposal must include a statement of ethical standards and short risk analysis of the assessment with proposed mitigating strategies.
  • Outline of consultant(s) experience in similar work.
  • Proposed assessment budget
  • CVs of the consultant(s)
  • At least two examples of similar work undertaken.
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2022
  • Send application to: ss.consultancy@nrc.no
  • For inquiries: caroline.erong@nrc.no
  • When applying, include as subject area ‘NRC SS Protection Assessment’

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Assessment Officer – Cash & Markets for South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a REACH Cash and Markets Assessment Officer to support our REACH team in South Sudan.

Department: REACH**

Position: Cash and Markets Assessment Officer**

Contract duration: 6 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date: ASAP

COUNTRY PROFILE

IMPACT, through REACH, has been implementing programming in South Sudan since 2012. Responding to the Sudan Border Crisis, REACH initially engaged through coordinated information management support – in the form of refugee camp mapping and service provision analyses, thematic assessments, and multi-sectoral needs assessments – in Maban County, Upper Nile State and Pariang County, Unity State. IMPACT was engaged by DFID to provide a series of impact evaluations of their BRACE programming across Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States in 2013; a programme with run for two years, included 5 total assessments, and reached a total of more than 20,000 households. Immediately following the conflict of December 2013, REACH expanded its programming to include the IDP response, participating in Initial Rapid Needs.

Assessments of conflict affected areas, providing mapping and monthly service provision analyses for major IDP sites around the country, and running large-scale IDP return intentions assessments.

2018 saw the expansions of both IMPACT and REACH programming to 10 of 10 states, spanning the refugee, IDP and development responses, and covering diverse activities such as cross-border port monitoring, assessments of hard to reach areas, flood mapping and vulnerability analysis, market monitoring and supply chain analysis, analysis of tensions and conflicts over access to natural resources, and third party monitoring of humanitarian and development programming. In 2019, REACH expanded its role within the technical space, increasing involvement in Integrated Phase Classification (IPC), Needs Analysis Working Group, UN technical agencies, and academics. In response, REACH has also expanded into multiple new research cycle streams beyond humanitarian needs monitoring, including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

Broadly, REACH South Sudan implements assessments across three core units:

Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly assessments covering over 2,000 settlements in South Sudan, conducting an annual representative Multi Sector Needs Assessment to provide a snapshot of needs, and ad hoc rapid assessments in times of sudden escalations in conflict or natural disasters.

Monitoring population movement trends in South Sudan, including tracking and analyzing large-scale displacement, returns and seasonal movements, through port and road monitoring, ad-hoc assessments, and a population movement baseline; assessing the perceptions of affected populations of the humanitarian response; engaging with the protection cluster in identifying and filling major information gaps; and mainstreaming a context sensitive approach within REACH South Sudan.

Providing direct technical support to humanitarian clusters through active engagement with coordination bodies, dedicated assessments and information products, and strategic engagement to promote innovative methods towards understanding sector-related needs in South Sudan.

FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of, and in close coordination with the Deputy Research Manager of the Sectors (FSL, Cash & Markets, Climate) Unit, Research Manager, IMPACT Country Coordinator and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the REACH Cash & Markets Assessment Officer is responsible for the management, implementation and follow-up REACH of South Sudan’s cash & market portfolios. S/he is the technical focal point for the responsible for the South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) and supporting its implementation and expansion. S7he liaises with relevant stakeholders, including the CWG and other key stakeholders. S/he is also responsible for related logistics, partner coordination reporting and finance requirements. S/he provides input to the strategic development of REACH in country and region.

Summary

The REACH Cash & Markets Assessment Officer (C&M AO) shall be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing an overall cash and markets assessment strategy for the REACH South Sudan mission, developing corresponding analytical frameworks and methodologies;
  • Supporting the South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) on behalf of the Cash Working Group (CWG); overseeing coordination, data collection and output production; further developing methodology, tools and products;
  • Leading the JMMI Technical Working Group (JMMI-TWG) and organizing meetings as needed, thereby ensuring full buy-in from CWG partners;
  • Compiling and analysing available REACH data related to cash and markets to produce market reports on South Sudan;
  • Leading on in-depth market assessments including research design, coordinating logistical aspects, overseeing data collection and analysis as well as writing assessment reports and factsheets;
  • Providing information management support to REACH South Sudan and its partners through in-depth data analysis, technical training development, macro development, when possible;
  • Actively advocating for the establishment of a community of practice around common methodologies, tools and analysis;
  • Actively participating in regular coordination/cluster meetings (particularly Cash Working Group; FLS and other working groups as needed) meetings; providing regular market updates;
  • Building capacity of project staff, particularly in terms of data cleaning, output production as well as external engagement;
  • Providing technical backstop for other REACH Assessment officers on topics related to cash & markets;
  • Working to ensure the harmonisation of cash & markets-related indicators among critical, nation-wide assessments (REACH AoK, FSNMS, SMART, IOM VAS, IACWG IRNA etc);
  • Supporting the development / revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals;
  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, external representation of REACH with donors, partners and the wider Aid Community through clusters and sectoral working groups;
  • Coordinating timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT headquarters;
  • Liaising with staff of ACTED departments to ensure close coordination is maintained

RESPONSIBILITIES

ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION**

Objective 1.1: Technical focal point for the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI)

The JMMI is a regular market data collection exercise in collaboration with 23+ members from the CWG. Critical market indicators are assessed on a monthly basis across 35+ locations across South Sudan. The JMMI was initiated by the CWG, WFP & REACH in August 2019. It is guided by the JMMI Technical Working Group (JMMI-TWG), led by REACH and supported by the CWG members. The C&M AO leads the JMMI-TWG and is responsible for supporting the initiative. S/he is responsible for continued development of tools and methodology, in close collaboration with the JMMI-TWG and other technical partners. S/he supports project staff and oversees coverage/partner/field team coordination, data collection, data cleaning and output production (and develop staff capacity in those areas as needed). S/he codes analysis scripts (in R) and adjusts existing ones as needed. S/he builds on existing data cleaning, analysis and output production SOPs and ensure all processes are fully documented. S/he supports adjustments to JMMI outputs (factsheets, datasets and online dashboard) as needed. S/he actively expands the initiative, aims to include additional partners (e.g. international organizations, NGOs, national partners) and works with various clusters (e.g. FSL, shelter/NFI, WaSH, CCCM) and other market monitoring systems (e.g. WFP-VAM, FAO- Climis & FEWSNET) to increase coverage, reach and impact of the initiative.

Objective 1.2: Conduct Qualitative Market Assessments (RaMA) and Assessments of Financial Service Providers (FSP)

The C&M AO is responsible for the planning and implementation of qualitative, regional market assessments and assessments of FSPs or any needs based thematic assessments as identified by the CWG. S/he is responsible for research design and tool development, identifying assessment areas (based on CWG partner interests, JMMI findings and relevance for overall South Sudanese market system), managing assessment budgets, coordinating logistics with partner organisations, overseeing and actively participating in the data collection processes, as well as analysing and reporting on findings.

Objective 2.1: Regular analysis of available market data, as well as synthesis, dissemination and presentation of key findings

The C&M AO gathers market assessments from partners and collects other relevant studies. S/he is responsible for the regular analysis of all available market data (including JMMI, AoK, FSNMS, Climis, FEWSNET as well as other market assessments and reports), piecing information streams together and regularly synthesising and presenting key findings both internally and externally. S/he conducts longitudinal studies of JMMI data reports on findings. S/he collects regular updates from field staff on market developments and develops a system to efficiently gather qualitative market information across South Sudan, with the aim of better contextualizing JMMI findings (why something is happening as opposed to what is happening). S/he is responsible for aggregating monthly Area of Knowledge (AoK) market data into South Sudan wide market access profiles. S/he follows macro developments and collects available indicators, and discusses findings and opportunities with economic advisors from partner agencies (e.g. DFID and World Bank).

Objective 3.1: Provide technical support to REACH South Sudan on tool design, implementation and analysis of market indicators

The C&M AO works closely with the Research Manager and Deputy Research Manager to act as the REACH South Sudan-internal focal point for all assessments related to cash & markets. S/he reviews the design and reporting of ad hoc market assessments and market sections from multi-sectoral assessment (e.g. MSNA, ABA, AoK). S/he provides technical backstop for other REACH Assessment officers regarding correct cash & markets terminology and analysis. S/he provides technical input and advises on the conceptualization of the markets section of INT (Integrated Needs Tracking) and SMI (Shocks Monitoring Index) systems. S/he provides technical capacity building to other AOs (e.g. R, ODK, Excel).

Objective 4.1: Continue and advance active engagement with Cash Working Group (CWG)

The C&M AO actively participates in regular CWG meetings. S/he provides regular market updates and advocates for the importance of a better understanding of market dynamics for cash programming (and cash feasibility considerations). S/he continues to actively engage with the CWG and builds on REACH’s critical advisory role, and explores options on how REACH may expand its role within the CWG. S/he continues to act as a CWG focal point for market-related topics and discussions. In close collaboration with the CWG coordinator and CWG partners, s/he identifies information gaps as well as opportunities on how to fill them.

Objective 4.2: Provide technical support to CWG and CWG partners on tool design, implementation and analysis

The C&M AO continues to provide technical support to the CWG. S/he is actively participating and engaging in technical sub-groups (e.g. JMMI-TWG, MEB, PDM, labor rates). S/he works closely with the CWG coordinator and CWG partners to continue to streamline the market modules used in data collection, including but not limited to ad-hoc rapid assessments, PDMs, IRNAs, FSNMS and CWG market assessment SOP. S/he will

provide support to agencies on analysing available market data. S/he provides location-specific JMMI analysis as required by JMMI participating agencies. S/he may design and facilitate partner trainings and workshops, which will be used to build the capacity of cash partners in terms of data collection and methodology.

REACH REPORTING

The C&M AO is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into IMPACT products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats. S/he is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. S/he must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information. S/he will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the areas.

S/he will also manage the drafting of narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow-up.

The C&M AO will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among partners and potential partners. S/he will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT.

HR MANAGEMENT

The C&M AO is responsible for day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely. He/she is expected to guide and direct IMPACT staff and prepare and follow up workplans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her. The C&M AO will be required to take the lead in the recruitment of IMPACT assessment staff in coordination with the ACTED HR Officer. This will include the preparation of ToRs, observation of recruitment procedures by planning recruitment needs in advance, and undertake interviews.

The C&M AO will ensure that all field teams are comprehensively briefed on the objective, expected outputs and that the overall implementation strategy of any given activity is clearly understood. He/she will ensure that project/field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with program requirements set by IMPACT.

REPRESENTATION

Representation of IMPACT in cluster and multi-sector meetings/ technical working groups in country and follow up on technical issues identified in cluster meetings in other parts of the country. This specifically will include liaising with external partners to identify potential for data sets to be integrated into existing databases and mapped to support the coordination of the broader humanitarian community.

The C&M AO will further represent IMPACT vis-a-vis current and potential donors and communicate relevant information to the IMPACT Country Coordinator. He/she will participate in inter-NGO meetings and those of UN agencies and any other relevant inter-governmental institutions at the national or provincial level.

More generally, the C&M AO is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of IMPACT’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO COMMUNITIES AND BENEFICIARIES

The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A good sense of humour about bugs and bucket showers required;
  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (e.g. economics, statistics, international development);
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian settings required;
  • At least 6 months’ experience leading cash & markets related assessment required;
  • Previous coordination experience with external partners is an asset;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Ability to innovate and develop new ideas;
  • Ability to implement humanitarian assessments, both qualitative and quantitative;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Ability to operate R is required;
  • Advanced XLSForm (ODK, KoBo) skills required;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are required;
  • Ability to operate Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is an asset;
  • Ability to operate GIS is an asset;
  • High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations with harsh living conditions and away from IMPACT/ ACTED support;
  • Ability and willingness to actively build capacity of local staff

CONDITIONS

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus;
  • Additional monthly living allowance;
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment);
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance;
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply

Please apply at the following link: Assessment Officer – Cash & Markets | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

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REACH GIS Specialist for South Sudan

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a GIS Specialist to support our team in South Sudan.

Department: REACH**

Position: GIS Specialist**

Contract duration: 12 months

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date: ASAP

COUNTRY PROFILE

IMPACT, through REACH, has been implementing programming in South Sudan since 2012. Responding to the Sudan Border Crisis, REACH initially engaged through coordinated information management support – in the form of refugee camp mapping and service provision analyses, thematic assessments, and multi-sectoral needs assessments – in Maban County, Upper Nile State and Pariang County, Unity State. IMPACT was engaged by DFID to provide a series of impact evaluations of their BRACE programming across Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States in 2013; a programme with run for two years, included 5 total assessments, and reached a total of more than 20,000 households. Immediately following the conflict of December 2013, REACH expanded its programming to include the IDP response, participating in Initial Rapid Needs.

Assessments of conflict affected areas, providing mapping and monthly service provision analyses for major IDP sites around the country, and running large-scale IDP return intentions assessments.

2018 saw the expansions of both IMPACT and REACH programming to 10 of 10 states, spanning the refugee, IDP and development responses, and covering diverse activities such as cross-border port monitoring, assessments of hard to reach areas, flood mapping and vulnerability analysis, market monitoring and supply chain analysis, analysis of tensions and conflicts over access to natural resources, and third party monitoring of humanitarian and development programming. In 2019, REACH expanded its role within the technical space, increasing involvement in Integrated Phase Classification (IPC), Needs Analysis Working Group, UN technical agencies, and academics. In response, REACH has also expanded into multiple new research cycle streams beyond humanitarian needs monitoring, including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

Broadly, REACH South Sudan implements assessments across three core units:

  • Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly assessments covering over 2,000 settlements in South Sudan, conducting an annual representative Multi Sector Needs Assessment to provide a snapshot of needs, and ad hoc rapid assessments in times of sudden escalations in conflict or natural disasters.
  • Monitoring population movement trends in South Sudan, including tracking and analyzing large-scale displacement, returns and seasonal movements, through port and road monitoring, ad-hoc assessments, and a population movement baseline; assessing the perceptions of affected populations of the humanitarian response; engaging with the protection cluster in identifying and filling major information gaps; and mainstreaming a context sensitive approach within REACH South Sudan.
  • Providing direct technical support to humanitarian clusters through active engagement with coordination bodies, dedicated assessments and information products, and strategic engagement to promote innovative methods towards understanding sector-related needs in South Sudan.

The GIS Specialist would support across all three units and streams of work. More information on REACH’s work in South Sudan can be found here: https://www.reach-initiative.org/where-we-work/south-sudan/.

FUNCTIONS

Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator in South Sudan, the GIS Specialist ensures the validity and strengthens the quality and efficiency of all geospatial data, analysis and information systems across IMPACT research cycles in South Sudan, in accordance with IMPACT’s standards, partner expectations, and IMPACT’s ethos of facilitating an evidence-based response. In coordination with the Country Senior Management Team, the GIS Specialist will provide technical inputs at all stages of relevant research cycles, including for secondary data reviews, assessment conceptualization, research design, data cleaning, data and geo-spatial analysis, production of information products (inclusive of maps and factsheets), and dissemination of information products, etc. S/he will be involved in partner coordination, donor reporting, presentations, and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of IMPACT in South Sudan. The GIS Specialist will also be responsible for developing and implementing a continuous capacity building program for national and international team members, and (when relevant) for providing trainings to partners.

In his/her mission, the GIS Specialist will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy Development & Implementation

The GIS Specialist will participate and actively contribute to the development of IMPACT’s strategy in South Sudan, in support to the Country Coordinator. She/he may be asked to collaborate in the Senior Management Team. In particular s/he will support in identifying and concretising:

  • GIS and information management gaps in country and develop a national GIS and IM strategy
  • Ensuring the national GIS/IM strategy is integrated and actioned across units and within individual work plans of GIS officers
  • Synergies with other GIS and IM actors
  • Dissemination strategies to strengthen the impact of our GIS and IM work
  • Engagement with IMPACT HQ in global level GIS priorities

Research Planning and Implementation

  • In coordination with management and assessment teams, ensuring that assessments are planned in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT GIS, research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
  • Identification of available GIS to inform secondary data review, in coordination with the assessment team;
  • For each assessment, ensure contribution to and review of draft ToRs with a specific focus on the analysis plan, as well as data management plan, and related mapping;
  • In coordination with Assessment team, co-construct qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring GIS requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;
  • Develop geo-spatial analysis of assessment areas to be used, as relevant, in developing daily assessment plans, field movement plans and accompanying operational maps for field teams;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all GIS and relevant data- and information-management tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.
  • When relevant, ensure that support is provided by the GIS staff for the identification and training of enumerators for primary data collection;
  • When relevant, ensure that support is provided by GIS staff in overseeing data collection, in line with agreed TORs (including their Annexes), including spatial verification and validation as part of daily assessment checks;
  • Ensure that collected data is geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products;
  • In coordination with the assessment team, ensure that all changes in data collection that lead to a modification in the agreed TORs are documented; and that the IMPACT Country Coordinator and IMPACT HQ are informed and agree on the modifications.

Data Management, Cleaning and Analysis

  • Ensure that all collected data is stored in line with IMPACT’s Data Management Guidelines, and with the ToRs (data management plan Annex);
  • Ensure that data is revised and cleaned, and that all revisions are recorded;
  • Ensure spatial analysis is conducted on collected data as per ToRs;
  • Ensure that data and its spatial analysis are validated by IMPACT HQ before product drafting stage;
  • Ensure that data and its analysis do not contain personal information and are validated by IMPACT HQ before sharing to external parties;
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information.

Drafting of Products

  • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data;
  • Ensure that the GIS products meet the requirements of IMPACT and concerned partners;
  • Maintain regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for GIS products;
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate GIS products, which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines;
  • Ensure that all GIS products are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release;
  • When relevant, in close coordination with IMPACT HQ, support the regular maintenance and update of web GIS products;
  • In coordination with the CC/CR, liaise with IMPACT HQ on the procurement of UNOSAT services and satellite imagery.

Team Functional Supervision and Line-Management

  • Close collaboration with Research Managers who are line managing GIS staff in their units on the career development, work planning and technical guidance of the relevant GIS staff; in addition to direct line management of cross-cutting GIS staff (if relevant);
  • Conduct regular meeting with all international and senior national GIS Team members to assess progress in all research cycles and to review work plan;
  • Reviewing the GIS unit staff work throughout research cycles (clean datasets, analysis scripts, maps, etc.)
  • Bilateral management of international and senior national GIS team members as needed, including (in consultation with IMPACT Country Coordinator) the conduct of appraisals, as well as participation in staff career management;
  • In coordination with Country Coordinator/Representative, conduct induction for new staff members, and provide ongoing training for staff;
  • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping;
  • When relevant, support Country Coordinator/Representative and RMs in staff appraisal and recruitment process.

Internal Knowledge Sharing, Learning and Capacity Building

  • Identify GIS capacity gaps, and resolve to bridge these through targeted capacity building, training, performance monitoring, and backstopping where needed;
  • Support to the line managers and specialists in the development and implementation of GIS capacity training plans for team members;
  • Conduct and support regular training to country teams, including regular updates on IMPACT guidelines, adapted South Sudan training modules, learning on the job; Complement in house training material with external resources, if and as relevant;
  • Ensure impact of trainings and progression of staff is monitored;
  • Pro-actively provide regular technical support and backstopping to teams;
  • Support to GIS/ Assessment / unit teams to systematically review the efficiency and quality of research cycles and information products;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation for relevant Research Cycle, as specified in the research ToRs and in line with IMPACT Guidelines;
  • Contribute to generating and documenting robust lessons learned at the end of relevant Research Cycle;
  • Ensure knowledge and learning processes are shared across the [mission/region] and with HQ;
  • Able and available to engage with Global Units and global learning processes, such as methodology notes, lessons learned, SOPs, Communities of Practice, etc;
  • Continuously seek to improve and innovate IMPACT research, GIS practices, information products and processes to identify and meet information gaps in South Sudan humanitarian response in order to support in the facilitation of an evidence-based response;
  • Work closely with other specialists in South Sudan to develop, implement and monitor a multi-disciplinary training and learning plan for IMPACT teams;
  • More generally, contributes to creating a culture of rigour, innovation and learning within IMPACT’s operations.

Strategy, Program and Project Development

  • Contribute to country, regional and unit strategies development with relevant technical and thematic contents;
  • Ensure that GIS strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives;
  • Support the development/revision of programme strategies, reports, or new proposals.

External Engagement

  • Under the coordination of the IMPACT Country Coordinator and RMs, ensure that relevant partners are consulted and involved in the preparation of GIS products;
  • In coordination with the IMPACT Country Coordinator , engage in relevant technical fora in country (e.g. IM/GIS working groups);
  • In support of the IMPACT Country Coordinator, engage with other organisations engaged with the maintenance of spatial data in South Sudan, ensuring IMPACT Geodatabases are up-to-date and in line with Common Operational Datasets (CODs) and Fundamental Operational Datasets (FODs)
  • In coordination with the IMPACT Country Coordinator, support the presentation of GIS products to relevant third parties, to enhance their use and impact;

Dissemination

  • Ensure the strictest confidentiality of data and data processes. The GIS Specialist will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data;
  • In coordination with IMPACT HQ, ensure that GIS products are uploaded on relevant data portals, as specified in Research ToRs;
  • In coordination with IMPACT’s Country Coordinator and with the assessment, GIS and data team, ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented at the end of each research cycle.

Data Confidentiality and Protection

The GIS Specialist will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic Excellent academic qualifications, preferably including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
  • Research skills Excellent research and analytical skills required, including a sound understanding of sampling frameworks and their application, an ability to analyse large data sets, as well as conduct temporal or spatial trend analysis. Demonstrable experience with geo-spatial information management and analysis. Excellent spatial analysis skills
  • Software skills Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS. Proven knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of R, STATA, python or equivalent statistical software an advantage.
  • Familiarity aid system Familiarity with the aid system and with the research community;
  • Years of work experience At least 4 years of relevant working experience;
  • Training skills Ability to conduct trainings and mentor IMPACT teams and partners on assessment skills;
  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Multi-tasking skills Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles;
  • Level of independence Strong existing ability to work independently in support of colleagues and partners;
  • Cross-cultural work environment Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Experience in geographical region Past experience in East Africa is desirable;
  • Language skills Fluency in English required, competency in Arabic and other regional languages an asset;
  • Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment

CONDITIONS

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED
  • Food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply

Please apply at the following link: REACH GIS Specialist | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

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SOUTH SUDAN – FIELD COORDINATOR (M/F) – UPPER NILE

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 20 Jul 2022

Desired start date: June 2022
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Malakal, South Sudan

Role

The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Country Director for a region of a country in which SI intervenes. As such:

  • He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.
  • He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with SI charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
  • He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.
  • He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security and safety in his/her assigned zone.
  • He/she is the Country Director’s direct contact and representative
  • The Field Co will be responsible for multiple programs – WASH and FSL, both as part of emergency response and longer term programming.
  • The Field Co Upper Nile will supervise project managers, log / fin / HR responsible.
  • The current donors are CDCS and EU, and the budget is estimated at approx.. EUR 1-2 million.

Main responsibilities

  • Coordination and strategic orientation
  • Relevance and operational quality / operation monitoring
  • Resource management
  • Team and people management
  • Security management
  • Financial backer relations / search for funding
  • Internal and external communication
  • External representation

Main objectives

  • Contributing and implementation of SI’s overall strategy at the area level
  • Ensure quality implementation of programs (projects to be on time, on scope, on budget and meeting SI’s and international quality standards)
  • Representation and coordination with other stakeholders, strong engagement with regional donors and partners and representation of SI in all relevant coordination meetings and other meetings as assigned by CD.
  • Management of both support (log, admin) and program team, ensuring performance management and capacity development support to direct and in-direct staff under the field coordinator’s portfolio.
  • Contribute to new innovative project ideas and support in proposal conceptualization and development.
  • Responsible for ensuring sound financial management and financial and compliance control at Area level.
  • Overall responsibility for managing security as main security focal point for the region under his/her coverage
  • Works closely with program coordinator, logistics coordinator, grant manager and security officer/manager.

Specific stakes and challenges

  • High level of security / challenging living conditions – within humanitarian hub with modest access to services
  • The work requires adaptability, ability to work and perform under pressure and in stressful environment.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Project set-up for newly starting project(s)
  • Security management/ ensure familiarity with context/security regulations. Review, develop and adapt security SoPs and protocols.
  • Monitor and analyse financial donor strategies in Upper Nile

YOUR PROFILE

EDUCATION

University degree in development / humanitarian studies.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience as an international staff mandatory

  • Experience in and excellent understanding of the humanitarian sector

  • Experience in both programs and support management

  • Experience in proposal development

  • Experience in emergency and / or protracted crisis context

  • Experience in insecure and complex access environment

  • Knowledge of FSL and/or WASH programs

  • Proven experience as an organized team and people manager

  • Experience with SI is an asset.

  • Experience in remote management is an asset.

  • Previous experience in South Sudan is an asset.TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Capacity to provide clear and well documented strategies

  • Excellent networking capacities, including with key national and international stakeholders

  • Very good analytical, critical, and synthesis skills

  • Great communication and diplomatic skills

  • Management of a multi-technical and multi-ethnic team.

  • Capacity-building and training, coaching abilities and experience

  • Collect, manage and filter extensive amounts of information in real time

  • Organization, focus on objectives and ability to meet deadlines

  • Proactive, solution oriented approach to work

  • Capacity and willingness to provide hands-on support to the team

  • Excellent team player

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Pack MS Office – excellent mastery of Excel included
  • Bilingual in English.
    • Arabic is an asset.

PERSONAL ABILITIES

  • Independent worker
  • Willingness to evolve in very fast paced environments and insecure environments
  • Excellent stress management, and important flexibility; capacity to adapt to quick context/strategy changes

To apply, you need to be OK to work in a volatile, complex political and security environment

SI WILL OFFER YOUA salaried position

According to experience, starting from EUR 2 860 gross per month (base salary EUR 2600 + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) + a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.

SI covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

The Field Coordinator will live in a shared guesthouse (private bedroom).

Breaks

During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every 3 months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3, 6 and 9 months (with USD 850 allocated by SI). In addition to these, SI adds 1 additional rest day per month of work, i.e. 12 additional days off for a one-year contract.

Insurance package
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package, which covers all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system, including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living conditions

Malakal, though far from Juba, is the capital of Upper Nile state, and concentrates many activities.

There is a curfew at base and at field location, living within a secure compound with limited movement outside aside from projects sites/field visits.

Overall, current situation in Malakal and upper Nile is stable, situation however remains tense and requires agility at all times.

COVID19

Safety and security rules are regularly reviewed and adapted to the situation, to minimize the exposure to the COVID 19, in constant monitoring and adaptation to the context evolution.

Please note that SI strongly recommends its staff to get the vaccination against COVID 19, using WHO-approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure, in order to reduce the future logistical constraints once on the field.

How to apply

Please send us your CV and cover letter in English through this link : https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=71749

If you have already been technically validated by SI on the position, please mention it.

NB: the vacancy may close before the deadline.

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Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan

 Farmacia, FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, SHIFT  Comments Off on Consultancy to develop a functional Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) System for NPA, South Sudan
May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 27 May 2022

1.0. INTRODUCTION

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization and has been operating in South Sudan since 1986. NPA’s programme implementation is structured into three programmes:

i. Civil Society Development Programme:

NPA works in partnership 27 civil society organizations, the work of which is broadly divided into four areas:

  • Conflicts over rights to land and natural resources often occur in settings impacted by urbanization and internal displacement. NPA partners do what they can to mediate in such conflicts and help local communities protect their rights.
  • Freedom of expression and media issues are important. Partners work closely with various radio stations in order to spread information about dialogue, peace and reconciliation and provide training to journalists.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a widespread problem in South Sudan. NPA partners work to strengthen women’s rights by mobilizing women’s groups, strengthening legal protection for women and holding public awareness campaigns.
  • NPA supports young adults who promote non-violent conflict resolution. Means to this end include art and performances that encourage peace and reconciliation.

ii. Emergency Response Programme:

This programme focuses on providing food aid to vulnerable populations. The aim of the programme is to save lives and support post-emergency transitional recovery processes through:

  • Provision of in-kind food aid through unconditional support i.e. General Food Distribution (GFD) and conditional support i.e. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA).
  • Provision of emergency recovery livelihoods kits.
  • Provision of unconditional multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Provision of cash grants to Income Generating Activity (IGA) groups.

These projects are carried out by NPA employees in cooperation with local communities.

iii. Rural Development Programme:

NPA’s Rural Development programme focuses on medium to more long-term livelihoods strengthening activities that aim to increase the resilience of conflict-affected households in South Sudan. NPA also supports communities to prevent/mitigate climate change related challenges. The programme activities are implemented directly by NPA and in partnership with 14 local NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

The RD activities are divided into three programming areas:

  • Promotion of increased and diversified household income by supporting income generating activities, access to microfinance though Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA’s), entrepreneurial /business skills transfer, cash for wok and micro enterprise development.
  • Support for increased household food productivity by facilitating access to quality agricultural inputs (seed and tools), fishing kits, post-harvest technologies, smallholder farmer trainings and livestock production interventions (livestock distribution, vaccination and training of pastoralists).
  • Promotion of peace building/conflict mitigation, Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Activities include capacity building of local structures (NRM committees, DRR committees and peace committees), natural resource mapping and support in peace building/conflict mitigation.

2.0. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Protracted conflict in South Sudan has led to a perpetual state of humanitarian crisis. Although there has been a decline in large-scale hostilities over the past years, localized violence has persisted in many pockets of the country. The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. More than two-thirds of the South Sudanese population and some 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan need some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, as the country continues to experience cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, unprecedented flooding and hyperinflation, further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of durable peace and limited investment in basic services impedes many people’s ability to move towards sustainable development. The impacts of climate change have been high in South Sudan where up to 95% of the population (about 11 million) depend on climate- sensitive sectors which include forestry resources, agriculture and fisheries.

NPA is implementing various projects to address the immediate needs, improve the lives and livelihoods of affected populations and promote peace. In all it’s interventions and in line with commitment 5 (Communities and people affected by crisis have access to safe and responsive mechanisms to handle complaints) of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), NPA seeks to gather feedback from the people we serve and the partners we work with. However, this process is not documented and formalized and hence not uniformly applied across all the project locations. Therefore, NPA is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive and context-specific Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) system, policy and implementation guidelines. The CRM system should be informed by the CHS while taking cognizant of the unique context of NPA’s operational areas in South Sudan.

3.0. CONSULTANCY OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and improve NPA’s capacity to be accountable to the people we serve and the partners we work with through development of a functional and context-specific CRM system, policy and implementation guidelines. The specific objectives are:

  1. To identify gaps in NPA’s current CRM practices.
  2. To develop a needs-based and context-specific CRM policy including a framework, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that NPA will use in operationalizing the CRM system.
  3. To develop a formalized system and process of soliciting, receiving, processing and responding to the feedback and complaints received from the people we serve and the partners we work with.
  4. To support NPA in rolling out the CRM policy by training NPA staff in Juba and across all the field offices on the CRM policy, system and the relevant implementation tools.
  5. To provide concrete recommendations to NPA on the staffing and financial requirements needed to ensure that the CRM remains fully operational after the roll-out phase.

4.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultant should complete the assignment within 45 billable days. All the objectives should be achieved fully within this duration.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will solicit information from NPA staff, partners and target communities to inform the development of the CRM policy. The consultant will sample at least three NPA partners and target communities from at least three counties in NPA’s operational areas in Lakes, Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. The target counties and partners will be identified in consultation with NPA.

6.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The independent consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate experience and expertise as follows:

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, or other areas of relevance to this consultancy.
  • More than five years’ experience working on issues of NGO accountability, protection, CHS in developing countries. Experience working in South Sudan is desirable.
  • In-depth understanding of the CHS and CRM systems in NGO’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality Beneficiary Accountability or Protection services for NGO’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the context in South Sudan including humanitarian and development issues.
  • Ability to manage work and context-related stress while maintaining high performance to achieve the consultancy objectives.
  • Able and willing to travel long distances on rough roads.
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting trainings.
  • Experience in and exposure in conducting assignments in similar contexts

7.0. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
7.1. Technical proposal:

The technical proposal should include:

  • Brief explanation about the lead and associate consultants with particular emphasis on previous experience in similar assignments.
  • Understanding of the terms of reference for this assignment in line with the overall and specific objectives.
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Draft work plan.

7.2. Financial proposal:
This should be presented in USD and should include the consultancy fees, inclusive of 15% Government Tax.
NPA will cover the consultants’ travel and accommodation costs and all the costs related to the roll out of the CRM policy and training of staff. The number of consultant/s to be engaged in the assignment and their costs should be included in the financial proposal.

7.3. Supportive Documents

This includes:

  • Copies of reports of previous work conducted in relation to this assignment.
  • Organizational (if it is a company applying) or personal capacity statement (if it is an individual).
  • Resume of the lead consultant and three references from previous clients including their full contact details.

8.0. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Experience in conducting similar assignments.
  • Education background of lead consultants and co- associates.
  • Known and established reliability in delivery of timely and quality services.
  • Relevant field and country experience.
  • Relevant sector specific technical experience and qualifications.
  • Sound methodology in undertaking the assignment.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit applications by email to rss-tenders@npaid.org with the subject “CRM CONSULTANCY” on or before 27th May 2022 at 4.00 PM CAT time. Any applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Job Overview:

In an effort to support newly arrived refugees and immigrants in starting their lives successfully in the U.S., the Adult Education Program in the Education and Learning Department provides free ESL classes to adult clients. Classes offered focus on English for everyday life as well as job readiness skills through ESL. The teacher will be responsible for teaching four ESL classes; Introduction to English, High Beginner, Intermediate, and Afghan Women’s Language and Community Class. This instructor will work under the Office for New Americans (ONA) grant.

Position Term: June 1st-Sept 29th, 2022 (possible extension subject to contract renewal).

Hours: 37.5 per week

· Introduction to English in person class: 10:30-12:30 M-Th

· High Beginner Zoom Class: 3:00-5:30 M & W

· Intermediate Zoom Class: 3:00-5:30 T & Th

· Women in-person Group: 10:30-12:30 Fr

· Class cycle #3

· June 1st – June 30th

· Class cycle #4

§ July 11th- Sept 29th

Major Responsibilities:

· Prepare for and teach ESL classes for immigrants, newly arrived refugee and asylee clients**,** using interactive, learner-centered activities and ESL strategies

· Document attendance and student progress

· Process referrals and conduct participant outreach

· Attend weekly check-ins with the Adult Education Coordinator and team meetings to discuss individual client progress and the best way to provide support as necessary

· Supervise ESL Assistant Interns

· Test student’s English language skills using Best Plus

· Complete other tasks as needed to support the Education and Learning Department

Breakdown of weekly hours: 20 hrs. teaching, 10 hrs. lesson planning, 4.5 hrs. administrative work, 3 hrs. team meetings / supervision

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and TESOL certificate preferred

· 3+ years of experience teaching ESL to adults from culturally diverse backgrounds using culturally responsive strategies

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications

· Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

· Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite

· Fluency in English language required. Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desirable (including Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Russian and French)

*Working Environment:***Classes will take place online via Zoom and in the IRC office.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

Please apply on our website:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27720?c=rescue

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Job Overview:

In an effort to support newly arrived refugees and immigrants in starting their lives successfully in the U.S., the Adult Education Program in the Education and Learning Department provides free ESL classes to adult clients. Classes offered focus on English for everyday life as well as job readiness skills through ESL. The teacher will be responsible for teaching four ESL classes; Introduction to English, Beginner, and High Beginner. This instructor will work under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II (WIOA) grant.

Hours: 37.5 per week.

Sample Class Schedule (subject to change):

· Introduction to English in person class: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm M-Th

· 6 Cycles of 4 weeks (48 hours per cycle)

· Beginner Zoom Class: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm M & W

· 2 Cycles of 24 weeks (144 hours per cycle)

· High Beginner Zoom Class: 6:00-9:00 pm T & Th

· 2 Cycles of 24 weeks (144 per cycle)

Major Responsibilities:

· Prepare for and teach ESL classes for immigrants, newly arrived refugees, and asylee clients**,** using interactive, learner-centered activities and ESL strategies

· Document attendance and student progress

· Process referrals and conduct participant outreach

· Attend weekly check-ins with the Adult Education Coordinator and team meetings to discuss individual client progress and the best way to provide support as necessary

· Supervise ESL Assistant Interns

· Test student’s English language skills using Best Plus

· Complete other tasks as needed to support the Education and Learning Department

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and TESOL certificate preferred

· 3+ years of experience teaching ESL to adults from culturally diverse backgrounds using culturally responsive strategies

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications

· Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

· Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite

· Experience with Best Plus preferred

· Fluency in English language required. Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desirable (including Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Russian and French)

*Working Environment:***Classes will take place online via Zoom and in the IRC office.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

JOB OVERVIEW:

IRC in New York and New Jersey (IRC NY & NJ) seeks a Managing Attorney to lead a newly launched program in Elizabeth, NJ and New York, NY to provide legal representation to unaccompanied children released from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The Managing Attorney, Children’s Program will launch and oversee a new program, funded by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, providing legal services for unaccompanied children, including representation in immigration court, before the USCIS Asylum Office, and in state court proceedings. The Managing Attorney will bring not only legal expertise and a passion for this area of work, but also the ability to motivate and mentor a team of legal professionals in a dynamic and fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment. The position will work oversee a team of two attorneys and two legal assistants, split between the Elizabeth and New York offices. They will work in close collaboration with IRC’s social services programs for children and youth, building out a truly holistic model for children facing the immigration system. The position will also work in collaboration with community partners and will be part of IRC’s growing network of asylum and removal defense legal programs across the US.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Oversee legal strategy through daily direct supervision of a small team of legal practitioners, including a Children’s Attorney and Legal Assistant, with potential to grow the team to meet ongoing unmet demand for children’s immigration legal services.

· Provide direct legal representation to a limited caseload of unaccompanied children in immigration court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and/or before USCIS where applicable, including on applications for asylum, relief under the Convention of Torture and withholding of removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U-visas, T-visas, and adjustment of status. Initiate proceedings in state court for child clients as needed.

· Develop and monitor intake procedures in accordance with the program operating plan developed with the funder.

· Employ adaptive management techniques to provide regular individual supervision and support; mentor staff, set clear performance expectations and goals, give regular performance feedback, help prioritize workloads, help troubleshoot challenges, and maintain appropriate professional development plans.

· Engage regularly with the Vera Institute of Justice, the contractor and funding organization for this program, and identify technical assistance and training needs for program staff.

· Actively co-facilitate and support grant opening, grant review, and grant closing meetings, and lead all aspects of grant cycle, including developing/implementing monitoring & evaluation plans.

· Ensure program data is collected consistently, managed appropriately and reported timely, using IRC’s legal case management database and other relevant case management systems.

· Ensure effective integration of internships and volunteers within programs.

· Collaborate with other IRC program areas as appropriate to ensure client-centered service.

· Establish, maintain, and periodically refresh legal services program policies and procedures in collaboration with IRC’s Immigration Technical Unit; oversee and/or conduct regular case file reviews (paper files and electronic case files) to ensure compliance with legal case management procedures.

· Create and maintain a viable outreach strategy to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with community-based organizations, the private bar, and nonprofit legal providers; pursue program initiatives with partners that further goals and address unmet demand.

· Serve as an in-house expert on US immigration law by updating internal IRC colleagues on changes in immigration law affecting IRC’s clients as needed.

· Serve on IRC’s local Senior Management Team and work effectively across programs to further IRC’s mission. Contribute to and support office-wide Strategic Action Plan.

· Work closely with the HQ Immigration Technical Unit and other program offices as part of IRC’s immigration network.

· Serve as a strong advocate for humanitarian immigrants.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Position Reports to: Executive Director, New York and New Jersey. Position liaises closely with HQ Immigration Technical Unit.

Position Directly Supervises: 2Children’s Attorneys, 2 Legal Assistants.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

· Law degree (JD or LLM) from an ABA-accredited U.S. institution and admission to any state bar (admission to New Jersey or New York State Bar is strongly preferred);

· A minimum of 3 years’ experience providing direct representation in immigration court and before USCIS to asylum applicants and other immigrants seeking relief from removal; strong preference for applicants with expertise representing children in removal proceedings;

· Experience with affirmative applications before USCIS (e.g., adjustment of status, naturalization, I-130s);

· Demonstrated legal supervision skills and superb legal judgment;

· Ability to oversee and provide supervision on a reasonably high case volume and work under time pressure;

· Experience organizing and facilitating immigration workshops and immigration information sessions;

· Program and grant management experience;

· Experience with federally-funded legal services programs highly desirable;

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;

· Bilingual in Spanish/English, required;

· Deep commitment to working with humanitarian immigrants;

· Trauma-informed and sensitive listening and communication skills;

· Desire to join a team working to protect due process and immigrant rights;

· Commitment to anti-racism and ongoing learning; and

· Must be able to travel in and around the service area to attend hearings and interviews and engage with clients and community partners.

Working Environment:**

· Standard office environment with occasional participation in community outreach and legal assistance events. Hybrid, flexible work options available.

· May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

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RYSA Teacher Assistant

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Scope of Work:

In August 2022, the IRC in New Jersey will host a three-week summer program focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL) enrichment for refugee youth living in Hudson and Union County, NJ. The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) will serve up to 130 students ages 5 – 20, in eight classes, from at least 10 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, and recreational activities. Field trips will be held once per week.

The RYSA Teacher Assistant responsibilities are two-fold. The Teacher Assistant will work closely with the ESL Lead Teachers, clinical psychology doctoral students and Peer Mentors to reinforce English language learning and school preparation with refugee youth in a positive and healing classroom environment. Under the guidance of the Education Specialist, the Teacher Assistant will also implement key aspects of the RYSA M&E plan monitoring and evaluation tools, including data collection, analysis, and presentation. The Teacher Assistant’s findings will contribute to the RYSA 2022 Report.

Major Responsibilities:

· Complete all staff training prior to the start of the program, as well as all program meetings and staff development activities thereafter

· Model appropriate student behavior and academic engagement with the Academy students at all times

· Assist teachers and staff with various classroom activities and lessons on a daily basis

· Tutor students individually or in small groups at the direction of the teacher

· Assist in supervision of daily student meals and student arrival/dismissal

· Assist teachers and staff with whole school community building activities and field trips

· Act as a positive role model for students

· Assist teachers and staff with classroom management

· Prepare M&E tools for implementation

· Implement M&E activities, including data entry

· Manage and analyze program generated data

· Write up results of monitoring and evaluation activities

· Other related duties as assigned

Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Education, International Affairs, Public Policy, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

· Experience and/or coursework in monitoring & evaluation research methods, and quantitative and qualitative analysis

· Experience working with refugee or immigrant students and families, excellent rapport with youth and adults of diverse backgrounds

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required

· Fluency in written and spoken English required. Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desirable (including Spanish, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Arabic)

· Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word

Working Environment:**

· Monday-Friday, the program will be held on-site at Kean University in Union, NJ

· Necessary travel to field trips on Fridays

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

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Legal Services Manager

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Background: The US government is coordinating efforts across federal agencies to support and resettle vulnerable Afghans through the Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) program. The International Rescue Committee is working with the U.S. government to support OAW by the reception, processing and preparation for onward relocation of Afghan families in the U.S.Among others, the IRC provides them with information and guidance on resettlement and certain benefits they are eligible to receive. IRC offers this support at the designated safe haven in Leesburg, VA, where newly arrived families reside for the first 2-4 weeks after arrival to the U.S. before continuing on to other destinations.

Most of the Afghans at the safe haven have been paroled into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons. During their time at the safe haven, the IRC assists parolees in applying for an Employment Authorization Document. Parolees submit Form I-765 to USCIS personnel located at the safe haven, who process and adjudicate the application on-site.

Scope: The Legal Services Manager has responsibility for managing and overseeing the preparation and submission of applications for employment authorization. Each week an average of 250- 300 individual applications will be prepared and reviewed prior to submission to on USCIS, The Legal Services Manager will oversee a team of up to ten generalists who are trained to interview guests to prepare their I-765 applications, as well as qualified remote reviewer and final legal review on applications before they are submitted.

The Legal Services Manager will bring not only legal expertise and a passion for this area of work, but also the ability to motivate and mentor a team of generalists in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The position will work in close collaboration with a range of partners at the safe haven and also with the IRC’s Immigration Technical Unit (TU) at IRC’s headquarters.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee all aspects of I-765 preparation at the safe haven ensuring that services adhere to legal ethical standards, and preparers and interpreters avoid the unauthorized practice of immigration law.
  • Develop and monitor procedures and process in close coordination with other program leads and site leadership to ensure all applicants are timely assisted within the schedule of services provided at the safe haven.
  • Provide daily supervision and support; train staff, set clear performance expectations give regular performance feedback, and help troubleshoot challenges.
  • Serve as an in-house expert on US immigration law related to employment authorization, provide final legal review of applications, and provide counsel to applicants as needed.
  • Liaise with USCIS representatives at the safe haven to ensure timely and successful submissions.
  • Provide regular reports to IRC’s Senior Management Team for the safe haven and work effectively across areas to further IRC’s work and support OAW guests.
  • Work closely with IRC’s Immigration Technical Unit.

Requirements:

  • Law degree (JD or LLM) from an ABA-accredited U.S. institution and admission to any state bar.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing direct representation before USCIS to parolees, refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, or other humanitarian immigrants.
  • Prior experience preparing Form I-765 is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to oversee and provide supervision on a reasonably high volume of services and work under time pressure.
  • At least 1 year experience managing legal assistants and interns.
  • Previous experience in cross-cultural settings.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be available to work full-time through September 2022

Work environment:

  • Standard Monday – Friday work week.
  • Commute to safe haven location daily

US Benefits:
We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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Employment Specialist

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May 182022
 

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Country: United States of America
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022

Job Overview: The Employment Specialist assists newly arrived refugees and other qualified immigrants to attain self-sufficiency through employment by guiding them through employment preparation, coordinating job placements, and other career advancement services.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Conduct intake, assessment and provide program orientation to clients eligible for employment services. Develop comprehensive employment plans and budget strategies for each employable adult. Provide job readiness and job search coaching and connect clients with job opportunities.

· Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers and staffing agencies to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.

· Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.

· Monitor client job performance, wage levels, and related metrics.

· Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.

  • Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
  • Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
  • May train and lead the activities of support staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant professional experience in workforce development field required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.
  • Experience with job placement and job readiness training a plus.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired; including Dari, Farsi, and/or Pashto.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

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