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Programme Analyst – SRH-Bentiu, South Sudan

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Closing date: 9 Jun 2022

****Job title:Programme Analyst – SRH

****Level:NOB

****Position Number:00174734

****Location:Bentiu, South Sudan ****Full/Part time:Full

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non Rotational

****Duration:One Year

The Position:

The Programme Analyst post is located in the Bentiu, Unity State, Republic of South Sudan. S/he will spend more than 50% of the time off the UNFPA premises, working with different implementing partners and conducting field visit to monitor and advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Rights both for normal Programme and humanitarian response.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Analyst will report directly to the Field Coordinator Bentiu Field Hub****.****

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

South Sudan continues to be faced with persistent humanitarian crises. Currently, an estimated 8.3 million people require humanitarian assistance, up from 7.5 million in 2020. About 1.62 million are internally displaced, 123,000 people are in displacement camps formerly Protection of Civilian sites and 2.2 million South Sudanese Refugees in neighbouring countries. It is estimated that 5.8 million people are acutely food insecure, with 483,000 and 1.4 million women and children, respectively, malnourished. The humanitarian situation is worsened by high levels of food insecurity, sub-national violence that disrupt humanitarian services and impact people’s access to livelihoods and basic services, flooding in most parts of the country, and COVID-19 has continued to pose a challenge in South Sudan.

The presence of UNFPA in the State is crucial in terms of providing coordination leadership for SRH and GBV to the myriad of humanitarian actors present in the State; mobilising resources and partners to respond to the massive SRH and GBV needs, as well as working with the local government to support rebuilding the local health system, which is weak.

You would be responsible for:

**•**Providing leadership support at the state and county levels in terms of SRH coordination; attend and actively participate in the coordination of all SRH stakeholders at the field level as needed through an effective coordination mechanism and Working Groups

• Carrying out routine needs assessments and gaps and make proposals to improve SRH service delivery and expansion to the target groups in greater Unity.

• Contributing to enhancing local capacity to develop and maintain reproductive health services and commodity systems. These tasks will involve design and facilitation of formal training and conducting informal, on-the-job training;

• In liaison with the Field Coordinator, raising awareness among implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved SRH service delivery including safe motherhood including post abortion care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender-based violence.

• Closely interacting with the GBV partners and facilitating the medical aspects of assistance to potential and actual survivors.

• Assisting in the dissemination of national guidelines, protocols and IEC material for improved RH and family planning service delivery.

• Providing technical support to the State MOH and humanitarian implementing partners in forecasting/ quantification, requisitioning, storage/ warehousing, distribution, logistics management information management (LMIS), M&E, and coordination.

• Supporting and building the capacity of the State MOH and implementing partners in the collection, reporting, analysis and use of SRH and logistics data for decision-making and for M&E.

• Regularly undertaking monitoring missions/ supportive supervision to medical warehouses to assess RH commodities stock status and storage conditions, and prepare substantive reports of the missions and follow up on administrative actions.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

• Advanced university degree in, public health, medical sciences, reproductive health or another related field social science discipline is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in SRH and GBV programming and implementation.
  • Field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation. Experience working through Implementing Partners and Government is an asset.
  • Relevant UN, government or international NGO experience an asset, preferably in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training and other capacity-building initiatives especially in Minimum Initial Services Package for RH, Emergency Obstetric Care and related areas.
  • High resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.

Languages:

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably Arabic is desirable****.****

Required Competencies

Values:

Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Core Competencies:

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Communicating for impact

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable****.****

Disclaimer

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

How to apply

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create

a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at

https://erecruit.partneragencies.org

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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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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

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Head of Operations

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Closing date: 27 May 2022

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 9 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Haiti, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, and Zambia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 1,500 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices.

Summary of Position

As member of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Operations will be based in Juba with frequent travels to the field. The Head of Operations Department shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Program. The Head of Operations Department oversees safety & security, supply chain and logistical support to program activities and adherence to logistics, and security policies and procedures. S/he will provide direct operational support in program implementation and delivery. The Head of Operations reports to the Country Director.

Purpose

The Head of Operations Department provides leadership and management of safety & security, logistics and procurement, to ensure quality support to program delivery in line with Action Against Hunger South Sudan Country Strategy, internal policies, good practice and donor guidelines. She/he will manage compliance in Operations department and follow up on implementation of internal and external audit recommendations. The Head of Operations will support the Country Director to ensure all program interventions are implemented and delivered timely and of quality at field level.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Oversee operational support (safety & security, supply chain and logistics) for timely and quality program and service delivery in line with the objectives of the country strategy
  • Take lead of safety and security policy implementation and operational support to enable safest and most effective implementation of programs and activities.
  • Analyze security trends, advise, update and implement Action Against Hunger Security Management Plan, SOPs, contingency plans under the supervision of the Country Director.
  • Streamline humanitarian access approaches in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs and South Sudan country strategy as well as manage security incidents.
  • Evaluate, review and update the hibernation and evacuation plans for all Action Against Hunger offices and residences in South Sudan and ensure that the practical preparations are in place and known to all staff involved.
  • Prior to the deployment of field teams / emergency teams, ensure that risk assessments are conducted in new operational areas
  • In close coordination with the Program Director & Technical Leads and Heads of Finance and HR, participate in program proposal process and ensure that all programs progress in accordance with grant agreements.
  • Working with Program Director, contribute to conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs
  • Manage the Country Office Logistics department ensuring that all logistics activities (fleet, equipment, supply chain, ICT/IS, base setup etc) are coordinated
  • Build a high performing Supply Chain & logistics team, capable of gearing up to provide a humanitarian response when necessary ensuring that the Program secures value for money at all times and that Action Against Hunger procedures and processes are followed to the letter with zero audit findings.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the ICT department ensuring it is adequately resourced and contributes to program planning and implementation using technology and where feasible encourage innovation
  • Develop and implement an Internal Control/Audit Framework and produce reports with recommendations on areas that need improvement on logistics and security procedures and policies to ensure compliance and reduce the risk of fraud, abuse, and waste.
  • Lead in periodic compliance reviews ensuring work is carried out ethically and in compliance with national and international laws and regulations, professional standards, accepted business practices, and internal policies and procedures.
  • Manage and implement projects in Duk-Pagaak and Kassingor and ensure timely and quality program delivery.
  • Facilitate the preparation of timely and high quality safety and security, and logistics progress reports, and donor reports.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social /Development/Humanitarian studies or other related field
  • Previous experience in security, logistics management & program cycle management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ INGO experience in a management role, preferably as Head of Operations Department, Safety and Security or Head of Logistics/Field Coordinator.
  • Robust experience of NGO program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • Experience working in high security demanding environments
  • Candidates must have a strong understanding & experience of Humanitarian Principles
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to work under pressure.
  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory, ICT and information systems.
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks
  • Good experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donor.
  • Solid safety and security management experience in complex and conflict location
  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments
  • Good communicator: verbal and written
  • Good anticipation, planning skills, especially in changing work contexts.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to apply

To apply click on the link below;
Head of Operations – Action Against Hunger (workable.com)

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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

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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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https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27718?c=rescue

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Workforce Development 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

Background/IRC Summary:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Boise, Idaho in 2006 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles approximately 350 – 400 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the direction of the Sr. Economic Wellbeing Programs Coordinator, the Workforce Development Specialist provides employment services to newly arrived refugees enrolled in the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program. The RCA program offers clients an alternative to public cash assistance providing financial and material assistance for a short period while they seek employment. The Workforce Development Specialist prepares clients for employment, coordinates job placements, and provides case management.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

· Create and implement plans for clients’ progression to independence: provide orientation to job readiness training and complete intakes to assess transferrable skills and career goals.

· Develop job opportunities: Curate and steward long-term relationships with area employers in order to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.

· Support clients in securing employment: In close coordination with the client, prepare resumes and applications; prepare clients to navigate the hiring process, assisting with interviews, onboarding, drug screening, new hire orientations and paperwork; provide occasional follow along during the client’s initial training period to ensure successful placement.

· Documentation and Quality Control: Case note all services delivered including by IRC volunteers, interns and assistants; and all commitments and actions taken to fulfill them taken by clients, using data tracking systems: Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), Integra, the Statewide Refugee Information System (SRIS) and others as instructed.

· Quality Control: Regularly review paper and electronic documentation produced to ensure it is complete and follows all IRC data entry rules. Complete corrections as instructed. Prepare for monitoring.

  • Team planning: Coordinate regularly with supervisor and RCA Eligibility Specialist to ensure timely communication on status of service provision and discuss client’s compliance with refugee cash assistance program requirements. Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC Resettlement team.

· Follow all IRC ethics policies including but not limited to the IRC Way, Adult & Child Safeguarding, Harassment Free Workplace Policy, Gender Equality policy, Global Information Security Policy.

· Following IRC COVID-19 safety protocols, arrange transportation or provide transportation to clients to complete services above.

· Other duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Economic Empowerment Manager

Indirect Reporting: MG Coordinator, RCA Eligibility Specialist, Resettlement Manager, Funders including IOR, PRM, and ORR

Position directly supervises: Interns and volunteers

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

• Standard office work environments and ‘field time’ in and around the client service delivery area.

• Availability to work outside of the typical 9am-5pm work day, as needed to assist with job starts.

• Provide gender equitable services to promote gender parity in services and economic potential amongst clients.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with the US job search process and the ability to effectively coach clients through the nuanced process of securing employment.

  • Lived experience as a refugee or immigrant is preferred.

  • In lieu of lived experience, experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted.

  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French, Russian) of the local client base is desired.

  • Flexibility and demonstrated ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

  • Proven experience in data entry systems.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Web based database experience preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area is preferred.

  • Undergraduate degree is preferred.

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.

How to apply

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https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27715?c=rescue

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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

Please apply on our website:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27714?c=rescue

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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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https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27713?c=rescue

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QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

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May 182022
 

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Countries: Ghana, Kenya
Organization: Farsight Africa Group
Closing date: 20 May 2022

JOB TITLE: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC FINANCE

REPORTING TO: PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGER

BASED AT: GHANA

ABOUT FARSIGHT GROUP:

Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications company that delivers public finance management services and impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations and individuals across East Africa.

Farsight Africa Group has established a reputation in the marketplace for working in complex and challenging environments that demand a comprehensive understanding of local cultures, indigenous communication practices and relationships with stakeholders at both the grassroots and national level.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyse documentation and technical specifications for the application being developed in the project to determine its intended functionality and use the analysis to design quality objectives for the project including required customizations/enhancements/changes to improve product operating efficiency.
  • Create, document and manage the overall quality assurance strategy for use in the project and have the strategy agreed with all stakeholders including clients. Design, document and execute a quality assurance masterplan while anticipating quality assurance challenges and developing targeted counter-plans for the specific challenges; ensure timely and seamless delivery of product that satisfies client expectations in all aspects
  • Participate in intake process to determine scope and velocity needed in order to deliver software on a timely basis; collaborate with the developers to ensure project execution complies to contract and client expectations; ensure collaborators have a solid understanding of overall strategy
  • Develop test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated); execute end-to-end functional and automated tests cases; analyze formal test results to discover and report any defects, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws; document issues in a fashion that enables a developer(s) to recreate the issue; drive actions needed for defect correction; assure project timeliness by undertaking comprehensive but prompt system testing, bug tracking and reporting by following up on and closing defect tickets immediately after weekly releases.
  • Establish metrics to determine readiness, quality and operability of software, systems and products; prepare and present reports on progress across the metrics to client and project team; communicate QA status; partner with stakeholders, developers, product owners, and business analysts to help make decision on production readiness
  • Participate in scrum daily status and project status calls to provide accurate updates on deliverable timelines and status.
  • Develop, present, and respond to proposals for specific client requirements; coordinate and conduct feature demonstrations for stakeholders once testing is concluded.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s or higher education in the field of information technology or similar,
  • At least 5 years of working experiences in implementation of information system and 3 years in the area of quality assurance
  • Position largely based in Ghana
  • At least one successfully finished project for implementation of information system supporting core business processes for organization of similar size and complexity in the role of quality assurance manager

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Demonstrated leadership brilliance, intellectual curiosity and operational excellence; ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes with cross-functional teams
  • Outstanding organization and planning skills; ability to establish solid working relationships with all stakeholders; team player who exhibits effective interpersonal skills and ability to create and deliver results in a highly collaborative environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely at various organizational levels; ability to explain complex issues in common terms
  • Ability to handle numerous concurrent tasks under time constraints, effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment

How to apply

Kindly send your application letter and CV to jobs@farsightafrica.com before 20th May 2022.

Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate has been selected.

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