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Live Saved Tool Outcome Data Analysis – Consultancy opportunity

 Almacen, FULL TIME  Comments Off on Live Saved Tool Outcome Data Analysis – Consultancy opportunity
Jul 302021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 28 Aug 2021

Montrose is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations, and other development stakeholders.

Background

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in July 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). HPF3 merges two previous health programmes – Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five within more remote communities. HPF3 supports delivery of community level, essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities.

Montrose has been directly supporting the Government of South Sudan to improve health care across eight states since 2012. The South Sudan Health Pooled Fund is used to ensure the delivery of health care and hospital referral services in 8 out of South Sudan’s 10 states.

The programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population that saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality), and has the following five principal outputs:

  • Output 1: Delivery and increased availability/ readiness of quality health services at facilities.
  • Output 2: Community level interventions that increase awareness, prevention, and treatment of common conditions.
  • Output 3: Availability of safe, effective, and quality essential medicines and supplies.
  • Output 4: Stable health systems that enhance accountability and responsive to the needs of the people.
  • Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money.

To attain these outcomes, the HPF3 team is responsible for:

  • Effective programme management, including robust risk management
  • Ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery, with a focus on improving quality
  • Specialist technical assistance covering health service delivery, community engagement, nutrition, health planning, information, and HRH.
  • Procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities
  • Management of the Implementing Partner fund
  • Management of fiduciary risk associated with use of donor funds.women, under- fives, and neonates). The Consultant will estimate lives saved based on HPF3 interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition)

Using FCDO recommended LiST Tool the consultant will use available data such as South Sudan Household Surveys, Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS), MICS, DHIS2 etc. To model the LiST tool data for HPF 3 log frame outcome indicator No 4 – Lives Saved (disaggregated by women, pregnant women, under- fives, and neonates). The Consultant will estimate lives saved based on HPF3 interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition)

  • Customise the Spectrum Software (LiST Tool) to include HPF3 programme implementation areas such as State and County level.
  • The consultant will train HPF MEL team to be able to conduct the analysis and write a comprehensive report.
  • Review the data elements used in the LiST Tool (Spectrum Version 6.0. or the latest version) with the current data collected, and developed a data collection tool as may be required.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The consultant will model the LiST tool to be used for estimation of lives saved through health interventions (i.e., Maternal, Child, New-born health and Nutrition) implemented through HPF3 programme. The consultant will also train and support the HPF MEL team to be able to estimate the impact of coverage change on mortality in South Sudan with specific focus on HPF3 programme Intervention areas. See sections on Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant and Deliverables below.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant

The following are the specific roles and responsibilities of the Consultant for the work:

  • Review available data collected within the HPF3 programme and align with the LiST tool data requirements
  • Developed a data collection tool(s) for the required data for estimation of live saved as per the LIST tool
  • Customised LiST Tool and support the MEL team to be able to customise based on the FCDO reporting requirements such as state and county.
  • Support and train HPF MEL team to be competent to use the LiST Tool for future programme reporting so that they are equipped with knowledge and skills to conduct analysis using the LiST tool.
    • Prepare Training TOR in conjunction with MEL team, for the training using HPF training ToR template.
    • Facilitate the training to ensure the objectives highlighted in the ToR are accomplished.
    • Build in-house capacity for using LiST to integrate LiST into internal workflows among the programme staff
  • Estimate live saved using the specific intervention under HPF programme and provide related narrative. The model will include but not limited to:
    • Calculate cause specific mortality based on intervention coverage changes, intervention ineffectiveness etc.
    • Estimation of impact of scaling up interventions on maternal, child and neonatal health and nutrition
    • Model and perform intervention costing for the programme
    • Model changes in commodity distribution and coverage
    • Other relevant estimations for the programme

Provide technical support where required. This will be hours spread across several days.

Requirements

  • Masters degree or equivalent in public health, international development, statistics, epidemiology or equivalent
  • Experience implementing the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) in large, complex programmes
  • Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written English with experience of report writing for international development partners
  • Experience of working on FCDO-funded programmes
  • Experience and understanding of the South Sudan context
  • Strong time management, organisational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the experience of seeking creative ways to overcome complex problems
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)

How to apply:

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application by 28 August 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Family Planning Consultant

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Jul 302021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 5 Aug 2021

About the role

Background information

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in October 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Gavi – The Vaccine Alliance and the EU.

Objective of consultancy

The objective of this consultancy is to undertake a high level assessment of 1) Family Planning in South Sudan including a mapping of actors and current programmes as well as key drivers and barriers to FP delivery and utilisation 2) Review HPF3 current FP strategy and technical approach to improving FP service delivery and uptake across its supported facilities 3) Create a short and medium term plan with actions and recommendations for improvements in FP service delivery and uptake. The indicators in the HPF3 logframe directly linked to family planning are:

  • Percentage of all women that used modern contraceptives
  • Percentage of health facilities utilising a minimum number of modern methods of contraception available (3 methods for peripheral health centres; 5 methods for hospitals)
  • Couple Years of Protection delivered
  • Number of new users of modern family planning methods
  • Number of community members reached for family health sessions (Disaggregate by age and sex). (Family health sessions: General, Family Planning, Child health and nutrition, SGBV)
  • Number of Boma health workers providing Family Planning information, referrals, and/or services
  • Percent of service delivery sites providing family planning (FP) counselling and/or services

It is expected that the consultant will provide 15 days of desk-based support and the remaining 10 days in country.

Outputs

The Consultant will produce the following outputs:

  • Presentation of succinct data of findings

Report with key recommendations

All outputs and other deliverables will be approved by the Deputy Team Leader and Programme Director.

About you

The consultant(s) must have:

· Medical or Nursing degree with specialisation in Public Health.

· At least 10 years’ professional experience working in Family Planning and ASRH inclusive of services delivery, assessments, commodity management, stakeholder coordination and community engagement among others.

· Familiarity with the global FP initiatives and focus

· Proven experience of working with the donors that fund HPF, specifically FCDO, USAID, Sweden, Canada, EU and GAVI.

· Familiarity with South Sudan activities implementation context with experience working in fragile and conflict affected states.

· Strong communication skills and cultural awareness.

· Ability to work within tight schedule.

· Good knowledge of English (Classical Arabic added advantage)

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

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Head of Network Development

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

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

START NETWORK

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

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

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

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

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

JOB PURPOSE

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

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

SKILLS

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

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

● Systems thinker with the ability to see the bigger picture

● Ability to build and maintain equitable partnerships across diverse organisations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Strategic influence, planning and enabling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team leadership and internal brokering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start Network culture

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

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

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

PERSON PROFILE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

Closing date: Sunday 22nd August 23.59 GMT

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

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

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

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

1. Introduction

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

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

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

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

2. Objective

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

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

3. Methodology

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

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

4. Main deliverables

The main outputs expected from the consultant are:

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

5. Minimum qualifications

The consultant is expected to have:

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

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

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

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

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

Other skills/competencies

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

6. Management arrangements

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

7. Timeline

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

How to apply:

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

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Baseline study on extending social protection to migrant workers in IGAD Region

 FULL TIME, Teletrabajo, Ventas  Comments Off on Baseline study on extending social protection to migrant workers in IGAD Region
Jul 292021
 

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

1. Context

The IGAD region is characterized by migratory movements driven by multiple political, economic, and environmental factors, making it difficult to establish clear lines between categories of migrants, refugees and forcibly displaced populations. Well-governed labour migration can contribute to sustainable development for countries of origin, transit and destination, and can provide benefits and opportunities for migrant workers and their families. On the contrary, poorly governed labour migration can bring risks and challenges, including for sustainable development and decent work, in countries of origin, transit and destination, especially for low-wage workers. Cognizant of these, IGAD and its member States have taken steps to manage and address the issue of migration in the region. In this regard, among other things, IGAD and its Member States have developed and adopted comprehensive migration policy framework, the IGAD Regional Migration Policy Framework in 2012 and further developed Migration Action plan (MAP) 2015-2020. Currently, ministers of labour and ministers of interior of the IGAD member states have endorsed the IGAD protocol on Free Movement of Persons. All these instruments identified facilitation labour mobility, and free movement of persons, including establishment and residence as their strategic priority.

In order to support IGAD and its member States towards establishing a free movement of persons regime, the ILO is implementing a technical cooperation project entitled “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility (FMPT)” with the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD member States through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of regional integration.

In this context, the ILO in close collaboration with IGAD secretariat plans to conduct an assessment of existing social security systems and examine the prospects for the conclusion of a sub-regional multilateral social security agreement or bilateral social security agreements between IGAD member states in light of the provisions on the Draft IGAD Protocol on Free Movement of Persons. Up on completion of the assessment, a regional training workshop will be organized to share the findings and recommendations of the study with stakeholders and further initiate dialogue among member states on how ideals for extending social protection to migrant workers. In this context, the ILO is seeking the service of an international consultant to conduct the assessment and present the findings in a regional workshop.

2. Background

Social security is a basic human right enshrined in major international instruments such as the Declaration of Philadelphia (1944) which is an integral part of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (1990).

Although everyone has the right to social security, significant coverage gaps persist. Overall 71 per cent of the world population, including many migrant workers, lack access to comprehensive social protection. Migrants, as compared to nationals working their entire lives in one country, face legal and practical obstacles in exercising their right to social security and effectively accessing social protection benefits including health care. For instance, they may be denied access to social protection coverage in their host country because of their status, nationality, the insufficient duration of their periods of employment and residence or due to the lack of administrative and financial coordination between the social security schemes of their home and host country. Their access to social protection may further be curtailed due to a lack of information about their rights and obligations as well as other linguistic and cultural barriers. Furthermore, women migrant workers face multiple discriminations accessing social protection and are at higher risk of exploitation and abuse including sexual and gender-based violence[1].

However, there are several policy options for extending social protection coverage to migrant workers and their families through the conclusion of bilateral or multi-lateral social security agreements.

  • The conclusion of social security agreements is one of the most commonly used measures worldwide to ensure the coordination of social security schemes and the portability of social security entitlements and benefits across countries. Social security agreements are treaties that coordinate the social security schemes of two or more countries to eliminate, or at least reduce, the barriers to coverage migrant workers often encounter. Most social security agreements are bilateral, involving only two countries. However, there are several examples of multilateral agreements involving more than two countries. Multilateral or regional agreements are concluded between three or more parties and have the advantage of setting common standards and rules for coordination in all the state parties, while bilateral agreements can be easier and faster to conclude.
    Bilateral and multilateral agreements are not mutually exclusive, can be pursued in parallel and can be complementary. Since the aim of concluding social security agreements is primarily to enhance migrant workers’ social protection, the choice between pursuing a bilateral or multilateral agreement should be based on the best interests of migrant workers and their families with respect to social protection. Social security agreements that are well designed and effectively implemented, can contribute significantly to realizing the right to social security for all.

In Africa, in 2012, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states adopted the General Convention on Social Security[2] as a Supplementary Act to the Revised ECOWAS Treaty (1993). This meant that the Convention did not require ratification by ECOWAS member states. The Convention replaces all social security conventions previously concluded between ECOWAS member states with the exception of the bilateral or multilateral agreements that are more advantageous than the Convention. The Convention is based on ILO Conventions No.118 and No.157, the ECOWAS Treaty and its Protocol on Free Movement of Persons (1993), the Right of Residence and Establishment (1979) and its supplementary protocols, as well as the African Union Migration Policy Framework for Africa. The Convention applies to migrant workers who are nationals of one of the member states, refugees or stateless persons who have acquired social security rights in the territory of an ECOWAS member state and are residents; and family members and survivors of the migrant workers. The Convention covers all nine social security branches and includes all the key social security principles: and further established the Committee of Experts on Social Security and foresees a dispute resolution mechanism among ECOWAS member states as to the interpretation or application of the convention.

Similarly, in March 2020, SADC Ministers responsible for Employment and Labour and Social Partners adopted the Guidelines on Portability of Social Security Benefits in SADC. Five SADC Member States (Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe) volunteered to pilot implementation of the Guidelines. While not a legally binding instruments, the Guidelines is informed by assessment studies, and regional dialogue and consultative processes led by the SADC Secretariat and international instruments including International Labour Standards and key ILO policy approaches to social protection for migrant workers and cover all key branches of social security. Additional information about multi-lateral social protection agreements could be found here.

Furthermore, provided that they are in line with international human rights instruments and international labour standards, bilateral labour agreements can also include provisions on the social protection of migrant workers and/or include reference to a separate social security agreement.

  • Unilateral measures are receiving increased attention worldwide from countries of origin and employment either to palliate the lack of social security agreements or to ensure a more universal and comprehensive social protection coverage of workers. Various unilateral measures can be considered by policymakers such as national policies and legislation that ensure equality of treatment between migrant workers and nationals, including national social protection floors as they represent a powerful tool for the extension of universal social protection or voluntary insurance mechanisms.**3.** Overall objective

  • To carry out an assessment of existing social security systems and examine the prospects for the conclusion of a sub-regional multilateral social security agreement or bilateral social security agreements between IGAD member states;

  • To propose concrete policy options to IGAD secretariat and its member states for extending social protection to migrant workers in the sub-region, including through unilateral measures of social protection.

4. Scope of the work

Specific objective 1: Take stock of relevant information on social security schemes and legal frameworks**

  • Review the existing legislative and policy framework governing social security in IGAD member states including national social protection floors
  • Collect and analyse available information on member states’ social security schemes by branch; existing restrictions to coverage based on nationality and/or residence; restrictions to payment of benefits abroad; minimum qualifying periods;
  • Identify and analyse existing bilateral or multilateral instruments among IGAD member states, including: history; material scope of application; personal scope of application; provisions, if any, regarding equality of treatment, export of benefits, legislation applicable, maintenance of rights in course of acquisition (totalization), and administrative assistance; and operative structure (decision-making bodies, consultation bodies, liaison offices).
  • Examine existing mechanisms and barriers to effective portability of benefits in the region.
  • Benchmark the findings against the ILO standards, relevant provisions of the draft IGAD protocol on free movement of persons and the experiences of other regional economic communities.

Specific objective 2: Assess the feasibility for extending social protection to migrant workers through a sub-regional social security agreement and/or bilateral social security agreements

  • Based on the information collected (specific objective 1) and interviews with key stakeholders from ministries of labour, ministries of foreign affairs, social security institutions, IGAD Secretariat and other relevant organizations, assess the feasibility for extending social protection to migrant workers through a sub-regional social security agreement and/or bilateral social security agreements.
  • A description of the legal and technical issues that could arise in the negotiation of an IGAD multilateral social security agreement (e.g., types of schemes within the region/between countries, legal frameworks and implications of multiple membership of some IGAD member states in different RECs).
  • An assessment of the factors for and against the conclusion of a multilateral social security agreement in IGAD (e.g. legal and policy frameworks – national, regional and international, administrative capacity of the social security institutions, extent of coverage of social insurance schemes, role of relevant legal and policy frameworks.
  • Policy recommendations for the development of a multilateral social security agreement in the region and/or bilateral social security agreements (including recommendation on the branches that should be included, the groups of migrant workers etc.) and
  • Policy options in terms of institutional frameworks/structures to be strengthened or set up for effective coordination of social security benefits within the region.

Specific objective 3: Propose unilateral measures of social protection tailored to each national context to palliate the absence of social security agreements.

  • Based on ILO Guide on Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families, and emerging good practices, identify for each member state existing unilateral measures of social protection and propose policy options for extending social protection to migrant workers and their families. Such options should address the needs of specific groups of migrant workers including domestic workers, seasonal agricultural migrant workers, migrant workers in an irregular situation and migrants working in the informal economy.

5. Required qualifications

  • At least 10 years of proven experience in the field of social insurance, social security and social protection;
  • At least five years of proven experience in drafting legal texts regarding international coordination of social security schemes through multilateral and/or bilateral agreements;
  • Proven experience in managing multi country research activities and providing consultancy services in the field of migration, social security and extending social security for migrant workers;
  • Sound knowledge/experience of social security systems in the Africa region in general and the IGAD region in particular is an added advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding about labour migration dynamics in the IGAD region;
  • Good computer application skills including use zoom, skype, Microsoft teams and other teleconferencing applications, and tools;
  • Experience in working with UN agencies and multilateral organizations and institutions such as AU, IGAD and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

6. Deliverables

  • Inception report: the consultant will submit an inception report explaining his/her understanding of the assignment, outline of the report and work plan for review and comments by ILO, IGAD and other relevant stakeholders
  • Draft Assessment report: the consultant will submit a draft assessment report for review and comments of the ILO, IGAD and other stakeholders
  • Revised draft report: the consultant will submit a revised draft report incorporating comments and inputs;
  • Present the draft findings in a regional workshop: the consultant will present the revised draft report and serve as a resource person in the regional workshop that will be organized by ILO and IGAD
  • Revised final draft report: the consultant will submit a final revised version of the report incorporating comments and inputs from the workshop.

7. Management Arrangements

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor of the FMPT project and receive technical guidance from DWT social protection specialists covering the IGAD region, ILO Labour migration Branch (MIGRANT) and Social protection Department (SOCPRO) in Geneva.

8. Time frame

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

[1] ILO Guide on “Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families” (ILO, 2021 forthcoming).

[2] ECOWAS: A Capacity Building toolkit, available at: https://www.itcilo.org/en/areas-of-expertise/labour-migration/ecowas

Social Protection for Migrant Workers and their families in ECOWAS States — Popular version. The ECOWAS General Convention on Social Security, available at: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—africa/documents/publication/wcms_714335.pdf

How to apply:

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

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Consultant – Cooperative’s Assessment and Strategy Development (STREAM Program) – South Sudan

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Jul 292021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 1 Aug 2021

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps began programming in Sudan in 1985, and has been operating in states of what is now South Sudan since 2005; Operations have continued since the independence of South Sudan in 2011. We have been working to meet people’s immediate needs, and with communities, to build local capacity and promote economic development, especially with the eruption of violence in December 2013. Mercy Corps South Sudan works aims at addressing a number of interrelated needs within a range of activities including livelihoods, peace building, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, financial access and economic development. Mercy Corps applies a broad and integrated approach to address challenges to product and service availability, access and utilization among communities of intervention to integrate targeted assistance for the immediate needs of critically vulnerable populations with a larger strategic focus on market facilitation that promotes long-term systemic change while working through strategic partnerships to realize scale and impact of programs.

Purpose / Project Description

Mercy Corps South Sudan with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is implementing the Strengthening Resilience in Agriculture, Livelihoods and Markets through Local Institutions in Mundri and Koch (STREAM) with the overall objective of improving food security of 6,350 households through enhanced gender equitable market access and increased agricultural production and off farm and non-farm livelihood opportunities. Western Equatorial in South Sudan has previously been a food basket and has the potential for the accelerated production and feeding the nation, unfortunately due to the years of disruptions due to the social, economic, political and more recently the health implications from COVID-19 have hampered production capacity and supply chains. Needless to say, at the household level, production capacity, skills and technologies and level of aggregation have completely been hampered.

In mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of the producers in various value chains to be selected, the STREAM project has taken on the Cooperative model as an anchor institution for diffusing knowledge, skills, organizing and aggregating farmer potential in these areas. The STREAM project believes that the Cooperatives do provide a huge potential for accelerating and engagement with smallholder farmers at scale while leveraging opportunities for markets and its potential growth especially in increasing yield, incomes and strengthening market systems in these areas.

Mercy Corps will be leading efforts on identifying and strengthening various value chain market systems opportunities between these communities in ways that are mutually beneficial and reinforcing opportunities for social economic inclusion and stimulation of the local economy. The first component of the consultancy should focus on assessing and analyzing the capacity and gaps of cooperatives while at the same time understanding key functions that are critical in ensuring that the cooperatives remain functional. The second part of the consultancy should focus on developing

Consultant Objectives

The consultancy will focus on assessing the current structure of existing and new cooperatives in Mundri and Koch areas of the project to focus on strengthening their capacity through clearly understanding the structures and opportunities for cooperatives while at the same time exploring this information to develop a cohesive vision for increasing their performance. This assignment will involve developing very concrete ideas on how to work with cooperatives and what opportunities are available. It’s prudent that in creating these opportunities, a well thought out and tailored capacity tools are developed with a Training of Trainee’s (ToT) provided to key stakeholders within the STREAM project in Mundri and Koch in Western Equatorial.

Consultant Activities

· Overview and secondary literature review and current state analysis of South Sudan cooperative operation/context especially in Western Equatorial.

· Identify appropriate cooperative approaches that facilitates an inclusive environment for surrounding Bomas to benefit from the Payam level cooperative.

· Develop key tools to revive cooperatives including key business plans and financial projections for profitability that cooperatives can work towards including activities in agricultural production, marketing, processing of agricultural products, provision of inputs, sharing of machinery and how the cooperatives can support in service provision to the surrounding vulnerable farmers.

· Identify key support areas for sustainability of the cooperatives. It’s prudent that recommendations are grounded on cutting edge ideas not business as usual. The STREAM project greatly appreciates the Markets system Development approach a framework for sustainability especially on the “who does” and “who pays” vision framing.

· Develop training manuals for cooperatives and deliver a ToT training for staffs and CAD officials supporting cooperative development.

· Review the Cooperative/producer groups viability tool and support its development and use in applications such as tableau application or any other recommended application.

· Identification of opportunities that can be explored by the cooperative that are relevant to their growth

· Match current constraints within the program with other opportunities linking with smallholder farmers and out growers. The current constraints should be linked with opportunities within the chains selected by the STREAM project.

3. Activity plan

  • Secondary literature review of Cooperative structure and STREAM project vision and opportunities for Cooperatives in the project areas. 3 days with Inception report on current structure of Cooperatives developed.
  • Research plans and tools which includes key processes, tools and plans for cooperatives assessment with tools concluded in two days.
  • Cooperative assessment to best understand their capacity, constraints and opportunities. This should include links to STREAM project identified value chain opportunities+ draft analysis and report (including presentation of draft findings to STREAM project team for eight days
  • Capacity development tools and documents for engaging with cooperatives developed based/tailored from the assessment findings, these tools should be used for delivering a ToT to key program and stakeholders for three days.
  • Cooperatives strengthening ToT delivered to key project staff, cooperative leaders and County Agricultural Department officials. Conducted in two days.
  • Viability and monitoring tools for cooperatives developed, shared and approved by STREAM project team completed in two days
  • Conduct intervention design and planning workshop for Cooperative with tools and report on design developed. Three days of including workshop and design report.
  • Write final report to be completed in two days.

Consultant Deliverables

Cooperative’s assessment report (25-30 pages each max)

The consultant with support from the STREAM project will be required to develop and shared detailed cooperative assessment with clear indications of what the current state of cooperatives with understanding of their capacities, constraints and incentives with links to the key value chains identified within the STREAM project. The report should have some of the following features if possible:

  • Background & Purpose
  • Methodology
  • Selection of market systems
  • Cooperative group structure
  • Cooperative management
  • Current production and marketing structure
  • Market Systems Map and donuts for the cooperative structure and functions they interact with – Graphic and Narrative

  • The overall ‘map’ of the market systems including the main functions and flows of value and information

  • The key ‘supporting functions in in the cooperative systems that supports its viability

  • Volumes and Prices for current and potential cooperative capacity to break even

  • Constraints

  • Trade Flows with cooperatives in relation to some of the key value chains identified – Graphic and Narrative

  • Margins Analysis for productivity and profitability of Cooperatives

  • Seasonal Calendar – Graphic and Narrative

  • Business Enabling Environment for Cooperatives

  • The key formal rules –policies, standards, regulations etc – and informal rules (incentives) shaping the behavior of players.

  • Environmental links to key markets

  • Gender and the market selected and their interaction with cooperatives

  • Opportunities, Challenges, Constraints within Cooperatives

  • SWOT Matrix

  • Key factors driving changes in the systems

  • Recommendations and suggested interventions

Cooperative viability tools

Building from the cooperative assessment report, the consultant will be required to develop a key viability functions for cooperatives and this could include access to inputs, markets, management and legality etc. and how to measure that over that. This tool will be used to constantly measure the performance and growth of each of the cooperatives, the viability tool should focus on increasing self-reliance and sustainability of the cooperatives without additional support in the future.

Cooperative ToT

Based on tools developed for strengthening the capacities of cooperatives, it’s prudent that the consultant does provide a training of trainers for key STREAM staff to enable them to perform their function of strengthening capacity of cooperatives will be critical. The ToT should be comprehensive and should cover the growth cycle of the cooperatives and aligned to project management.

Timeframe

Due dates will be finalized in the workplan upon approval by Mercy Corps. The anticipated LOE for this assignment is 20-25 days. This consultancy is therefore scheduled to start in August 2021.

The Consultant will report to: STREAM Program Manager.

The Consultant will work closely with:

Other Mercy Corps South Sudan staff, its technical support unit and other members of the STREAM consortium

Required Skills and Experience

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in Agribusiness, Agricultural economics including implementing and advising programs and strong experience working with the Agricultural cooperatives and the private sector

· Strong experience in conducting Cooperative assessment, Cooperative management tools, Cooperative capacity strengthening and monitoring tools innovative and feasible intervention designs for Agricultural cooperatives in South Sudan.

· Experience in leading workshops and collaborating with a wide network of stakeholders

· Strong communication and writing skill

· Experience in delivering facilitative training of trainee’s capacity initiative

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.**

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Closing Date: 11:59pm (UK Time) on Sunday 1 August 2021

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Deputy Country Rep and Programmes Manager

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Jul 292021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Closing date: 9 Aug 2021

Starting Salary: £35,785 – 37,134 per annum

Other Benefits include: 10% Mobility Allowance +10% Pension + Hardship Allowance (£3,000 per annum)

Rest and Recuperation every 8 weeks

Contract: 2 Years fixed term

Position Description

Job Profile

The Deputy Country Rep and Programme Manager deputises the Country Representatives and is a member of the South Sudan Country Management Team (CMT). In liaison with the Country Rep the postholder is responsible for strategic development and management of the humanitarian and development programmes portfolio of the country team. The postholder provides humanitarian and development expertise for CAFOD and Trócaire in Partnership (CTP) work in South Sudan. The postholder has the skills and experience to lead and manage complex and diverse programmes of work. S/he manages budgets and funding within the scope of their authority and is also responsible to proactively identify opportunities for scaling up our humanitarian and development programme work in South Sudan in order to effectively in respond to the scale and protracted nature of the ongoing crisis. S/he will have strong understanding and experience in Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods programming and resilience approaches.

The Deputy Country Rep and Programme Manager will be responsible for developing relationships with partners at strategic level in-country and formulating programme strategy as determined by the Country Strategy and Country Representative. The post holder is also responsible for building effective working relationships to foster learning, innovation, good practice, and fundraising. The role also has a number of cross-divisional and cross-organisational functions to work with CAFOD’s Education, Communities & Supporters Fundraising, Finance, Media, Policy and Advocacy teams and with relevant counterparts in Trócaire.

Line managed by the Country Representative, this post is based in Juba but is expected to undertake frequent in-country travel and travel within the region and to the UK and Ireland (approximately 20 weeks per year) S/he would also be expected to deputise for the Country Representative, when the CR is absent from South Sudan. The post holder line manages the following but may be asked to take on wider management functions as needed:

  • Programme Quality Officer
  • Field coordinators (up to 2)
  • Programme Officer -Governance and Peace building
  • Programme Support Officer

Staff management may extend to larger teams depending on programme responses.

Key Responsibilities

To lead and manage the programme/s (50%):

  • Lead the development, implementation and regular review of the South Sudan programme, embedding a resilience and empowerment lens into all our programming. This should also include the integration of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR), emergency preparedness and early warning, Psychosocial support (PSS) and peace building activities.
  • Lead the country programme team in monitoring emerging humanitarian situations and programme trends, ensuring that regular Emergency Management Team (EMT) discussions take place with the CAFOD and Trócaire HQ humanitarian teams and the Country Representative to enable effective and timely responses, and keep relevant CTP staff and partners informed of the humanitarian situation, and emerging resilience approaches, techniques and methodologies
  • Lead programme design and proposal writing in support of the programme/country strategy, ensuring compliance to Programme Cycle Management is carried out to a high standard. This may include providing field level operational support including needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, programme leadership and management to CTP staff, partner organisations and inter-agency teams responding to any humanitarian crises, if necessary, at very short notice, and for extended periods of time.
  • Promote the delivery of high quality and appropriate programmes that meet minimum international standards such as SPHERE, Red Cross NGO Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards, Caritas Internationalis Management Standards and country guidelines.
  • Work towards fulfilling CTP’s Vision, Mission and Values and CTP’s strategic plans.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality programmes within agreed budgets and timeframes, in accordance with CTP’s values and working principles.
  • Identify and actively promote opportunities to build the capacity of partner organisations to deliver high quality programmes, and to promote the sustainability of their work including mentoring support to partner personnel.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of high-quality integrated programmes that include a resilience-based humanitarian assistance, risk reduction, woman and youth empowering lens delivered through CTP’s programmes.
  • Monitor programme impact based on programme Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plans, using this information to support decision making. This will include commissioning reviews and evaluations as appropriate and promote learning into the wider organisation.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Quality Officer lead and support the efforts of CTP in improving and developing the capacity of CTP staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation systems of projects and programmes to keep track of performance of projects and their impact.
  • When required be a part of CTP’s humanitarian department emergency response and surge capacity function in CTP’s designated areas of work including emergency responses coordinated by Caritas Internationalis.

Technical Support (20%)

  • Work with Cafod and Trócaire Resilience, Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advisors in incorporating resilience, PSS activities and DRR into existing programmes. Provide technical support on resilience and empowerment approaches particularly for Women and Youth.
  • Engage the CR, Programme Coordinator South Sudan, and HQ Policy and advocacy teams, to ensure CTP’s policy and advocacy is coherent, effective and informed by our experiences and that of our partners.

Management Team (10%)

  • Be an active member of CTP country management team which is led by the CR,
  • Work in collaboration with Programme Quality Officer of CTP to ensure that CTP programmes are fully integrated into the country strategy, aligned to CTP’s corporate priorities,

Representation (10%):

  • Represent CTP externally, as prioritised by the Country Representative, in relationships with institutional donors, national Church and government representatives, donors, inter agency coordination fora and strategic partner organisations.
  • In liaison with Country Representative, provide effective collaboration with Caritas Internationalis (CI) and its member agencies, representing CTP where needed, and also liaising with relevant CIDSE agencies and working groups to build and strengthen relationships with sister agencies and agencies of strategic importance.
  • Ensure representation and participation of CTP in UN Cluster Coordination mechanisms in-country and other programme related working groups and networks of relevance to CTP work.
  • Develop supporter communications and work with the communications team in media, writing and undertaking interviews both on radio and TV.

Security Management (10%):

  • Undertake security risk assessments as appropriate and as delegated by the Country Representative, ensuring appropriate Standard Operating Procedures are implemented by all staff and visitors to mitigate risk in relation to humanitarian programmes and in accordance with the Country Security Plan.
  • Support partners to strengthen their understanding and practice of security risk management and ensure effective security-related communications to ensure CTP and partner staff well-being.
  • May act as security manager in absence of CR.

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults

CAFOD and Trocaire recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. CTP, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount. Any candidate offered a job with CTP will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. This post involves contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults, or has responsibility for people who will do, and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues. If based in the UK the post holder is required to present or obtain a Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service). If the post is based outside the UK the post holder will be subject to a different checking process.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and appropriate screening checks can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. CAFOD also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of, and consent to, these recruitment procedures.

Person Specification

Key Competencies

Essential CTP Core Requirements

Understanding our context

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Catholic Church, Demonstrates behaviour in line with CTP’s vision, mission and values

Working together

  • Skilled in working with people of varied backgrounds, cultures and abilities;
  • Builds collaborative relationships across CTP and with external partners, donors and suppliers

Making change happen

  • Can communicate complex issues simply and clearly to ensure understanding
  • Recognises what needs to be done, makes decisions and takes action– even in challenging circumstances

Essential Job Specific Requirements

  • Proven experience of managing and delivering humanitarian and resilience programmes through partner organisations
  • Experience in delivering operational emergency programmes within complex emergencies
  • Sound understanding of humanitarian policy and best practice (e.g. LEGS, SPHERE, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct)
  • Understanding of approaches to ensure accountability programme work towards intended beneficiary communities and commitment to CHS
  • Able to work with and develop the humanitarian capacity of local partner organisations/ national NGO’s
  • Delivers work within the context of an agreed programme framework, uses programme cycle management tools effectively;
  • Proactively monitors expenditure and is aware of current financial position; Strong budget management skills.
  • Good analytical skills, skills in review of documents and report writing.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work and travel in insecure environments and to manage one’s own personal security and the security of our partners
  • Good understanding of management principles and commitment to good management standards.

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Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

How to apply:

To read more and apply, please visit the CAFOD Website by the closing date.

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Mental Health & Disability Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders.

Background

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in July 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the British Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

HPF3 supports delivery of community level essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities. HPF3 supports services in eight out of 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme will improve the health and wellbeing of the population through increased coverage, access and utilisation of quality lifesaving health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services under the following five outputs:

Output 1: Delivery and increased availability/readiness of quality health services at facilities.

Output 2: Community level interventions that increase awareness, prevention and treatment of common conditions.

Output 3: Availability of safe, effective and quality essential medicines and supplies.

Output 4: Stable health systems that enhance accountability and responsive to the needs of the people.

Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money.

Position summary

The Mental Health & Disability Specialist will lead specific actions across all counties in eight states to integrate mental health and disability equality throughout both service delivery and in communities – targeting institutional change and whole community transformation. This will include leading the process of technical support to the implementing partners and monitoring the impact of this response on mental health outcomes. The Mental Health & Disability Specialist will also support the institutionalisation of mental health and disabilities into relevant Ministry of Health (MoH) planning and operations. This role will include a core focus on the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and safeguarding.

Specific roles and responsibilities

· Review, amend and implement the current Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) strategy (with support from the GBV & Protection Specialist on GBV in particular) and plan for HPF3 that maps out areas of intervention in the eight states and builds on the achievements from HPF2. This includes mainstreaming mental health and disability interventions across the entire HPF3 programme.

  • Draft and then implement a clear mental healthcare strategy and workplan which includes policies and protocols to guide the HPF3 programme and implementing partners’ (IP) work to ensure that mental health issues are addressed and mainstreamed through all IP activities.
  • Oversee implementation and integration of mental health, disability and PSEA interventions as laid out in the revised GESI strategy. Ensure safeguarding is mainstreamed across interventions.
  • Develop systems and indicators to monitor the availability, utilisation, and quality of mental health services, in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team.
  • Prepare a capacity building plan on mhGAP for the facilities supported by HPF.
  • Conduct capacity building on mhGAP for the HPF supported hospitals through a series of support activities based on assessment findings and identify gaps for training and capacity building in mental health for health workers and IPs.
  • Develop and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT) for the health workers from the various locations supported by HPF3 and conduct follow up including provision of mental health management and monitoring guidelines
  • Advise on best practices and innovative approaches to improve availability, utilisation, and quality of mental health services.
  • Lead the advocacy and awareness component for mental health and disability (in collaboration with the Community Engagement team).
  • Engage with key stakeholders especially MoH, Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare, and UNFPA to identify gaps and develop relevant materials for addressing mental health and disability issues within the health sector.
  • Engage with the MoH and the health cluster on mainstreaming of activities pertaining to safeguarding, disability, mental health and PSEA.
  • Engage with MoH and other stakeholders through the technical working groups to ensure key policy frameworks and strategies take into account the needs of people living with disability and excluded groups.
  • Identify areas for short-term technical assistance (STTA), draft Terms of Reference for STTAs, support and monitor STTA activities throughout the duration of the engagement of the STTA.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis and timely updates for inclusion in HPF reports, including but not limited to the monthly/quarterly/annual reports and provide technical responses to questions from stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to IPs to carry out mental health, disability and PSEA interventions as per their work plans and budgets, and to mainstream safeguarding throughout their delivery.
  • Build capacity of implementing partners through training and mentorship.
  • Develop tools including job aids, information and education communication materials, handbooks for the IPs to support in implementing mental health and disability interventions.
  • Conduct field visits to the counties to provide technical support to the disability and social inclusion interventions on the ground.
  • Support integration of safeguarding, mental health & disability in other programme areas such as human resources for health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), family planning, nutrition, infection prevention and control/water, sanitation and hygiene (IPC/WASH), and community engagement health services.
  • Coordinate with county health departments to ensure that IP community interventions reach out to persons with disabilities and other excluded groups.
  • Work with the M&E team to develop/review/update mental health & disability indicators.
  • Regularly review achievements of mental health and disability indicators against log-frame targets and present the findings to the HPF team and during meetings with stakeholders.
  • Develop M&E tools for the IPs to support in monitoring mental health and disability interventions.
  • Work with the HPF M&E and contracts team to support IPs in effectively monitoring, reporting and spending on mental health and disability interventions. This includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Review and provide feedback on the IP quarterly progress reports.
  • Work with M&E team and Operational Research Manager to identify subject areas in mental health and disability for further study and analysis.
  • Advise on best practices to improve the quality of mental health and disability services, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in disability, social inclusion, human rights, protection or related studies. **
  • At least 10 years’ experience in mental health, disability, or social inclusion.
  • Familiarity with the Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP HIG) guideline.
  • High standard of technical writing in English with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, and policy briefs.
  • Good knowledge of technical delivery of health sector programmes.
  • Knowledge of the development sector is essential, and knowledge of the health sector is advantageous.
  • Proven experience of working with the donors that fund HPF, specifically FCDO, SIDA, Canadian Government, USAID, EU and UN agencies.
  • Familiar with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in a context such as South Sudan.
  • Strong communication skills and cultural awareness.
  • Preferably already based in South Sudan due to travel restrictions.

How to apply:

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Registered midwife – Health Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders.

Background

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in July 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the British Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

HPF3 supports delivery of community level essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities. HPF3 supports services in eight out of 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme will improve the health and wellbeing of the population through increased coverage, access and utilisation of quality lifesaving health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services under the following five outputs:

Output 1: Delivery and increased availability/readiness of quality health services at facilities.

Output 2: Community level interventions that increase awareness, prevention and treatment of common conditions.

Output 3: Availability of safe, effective and quality essential medicines and supplies.

Output 4: Stable health systems that enhance accountability and responsive to the needs of the people.

Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money.

Position summary

The Health Specialist will work across all implementing partners (IPs) and HPF team collaboratively in order to achieve the programme’s objectives and outcomes.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Take overall responsibility for the IP quality improvement dashboard for Output 1 and ensure timely uploading and analysis of results per IP.
  • Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services and verify their adoption and uniform application across the programme, in collaboration with IPs.
  • Verify relevant tools, guidelines, manuals and other documentation used by the IPs.
  • Regularly review achievements of the programme against indicators and logframe targets and then present the findings to the HPF team and stakeholders.
  • Attend all IP review meetings (monthly and quarterly) and implement all relevant action points.
  • Work with the other health specialists to ensure learning and sharing across the IPs supported by HPF3.
  • Review and provide complete and comprehensive feedback on the IP costed work plan, IP quarterly and annual progress reports, risk registers and IP spending.
  • Draft relevant sections of the HPF3 monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work with MEL team and operational research manager to identify subject areas in health for further study and analysis and advise on best practices to improve the quality of health service delivery, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Review emergency response applications from IPs, provide on-time and comprehensive feedback, monitor implementation progress and agree on mitigation measures with the IP.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Diploma as a registered midwife.
  • Masters qualification in international public health would be an advantage.
  • High standard of technical writing with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, policy briefs.
  • Extensive experience with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in the South Sudanese context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience post-graduation.
  • Hold South Sudanese citizenship

How to apply:

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Clinical Officer – Health Specialist

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Montrose
Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other development stakeholders.

Background

The Health Pooled Fund began its third phase (HPF3) in July 2018 and is supported to run until 2023 by the British Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Government of Canada, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the European Union (EU). A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing HPF3.

HPF3 supports delivery of community level essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services, stabilisation of local health systems, and procurement and supply chain management of essential medical commodities. HPF3 supports services in eight out of 10 states of South Sudan: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity, and Lakes.

The programme will improve the health and wellbeing of the population through increased coverage, access and utilisation of quality lifesaving health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services under the following five outputs:

Output 1: Delivery and increased availability/readiness of quality health services at facilities.

Output 2: Community level interventions that increase awareness, prevention and treatment of common conditions.

Output 3: Availability of safe, effective and quality essential medicines and supplies.

Output 4: Stable health systems that enhance accountability and responsive to the needs of the people.

Output 5: Funds and processes that are efficient, effective, inclusive and offer value for money.

Position summary

The Health Specialist will work across all implementing partners (IPs) and HPF team collaboratively in order to achieve the programme’s objectives and outcomes.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Take overall responsibility for the IP quality improvement dashboard for Output 1 and ensure timely uploading and analysis of results per IP.
  • Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services and verify their adoption and uniform application across the programme, in collaboration with IPs.
  • Verify relevant tools, guidelines, manuals and other documentation used by the IPs.
  • Regularly review achievements of the programme against indicators and logframe targets and then present the findings to the HPF team and stakeholders.
  • Attend all IP review meetings (monthly and quarterly) and implement all relevant action points.
  • Work with the other health specialists to ensure learning and sharing across the IPs supported by HPF3.
  • Review and provide complete and comprehensive feedback on the IP costed work plan, IP quarterly and annual progress reports, risk registers and IP spending.
  • Draft relevant sections of the HPF3 monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work with MEL team and operational research manager to identify subject areas in health for further study and analysis and advise on best practices to improve the quality of health service delivery, capture stories, document and share lessons learned.
  • Review emergency response applications from IPs, provide on-time and comprehensive feedback, monitor implementation progress and agree on mitigation measures with the IP.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organisational or programming needs as assigned by the line manager.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Diploma as a clinical officer.
  • Masters qualification in international public health would be an advantage
  • High standard of technical writing with experience of drafting reports, technical bulletins, and policy briefs.
  • Extensive experience with implementation of activities and the challenges of working in the South Sudanese context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience post-graduation.
  • Hold South Sudanese citizenship.

How to apply:

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Project Delegate (m/f/d) Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), Juba, South Sudan

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Jul 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: German Red Cross
Closing date: 28 Jul 2021

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects internationally on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

GRC is currently seeking a Project Delegate (m/f/d) to support the implementation of a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with our partner, the South Sudanese Red Cross (SSRC). The project has a focus on creating livelihood opportunities, increasing food security and promoting communal social cohesion. The delegate is expected to provide technical support in the implementation of livelihood strategies to increase community resilience. The project locations are across four counties in Western Equatoria. GRC has only recently re-opened offices in South Sudan. The FSL delegate is part of a small team, headed by the Country Representative, also based in Juba. The position is subject to the final grant approval by the donor.

Duration: 01.09.2021 for 12 months (extension is possible)
Location: Juba, South Sudan (with regular field trips to project areas in Western Equatoria)

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Ensure project implementation in close collaboration with SSRC project team and in line with GRC, SSRC and BMZ guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Support the SSRC project team establishing activity workplans, indicator-based monitoring plans, etc;
  • Provide technical support to SSRC staff in the field of FSL and social cohesion;
  • Ensure accurate project budgeting, financial management and expenditure tracking according to GRC and donor regulations;
  • Narrative and financial reporting;
  • Ensure visibility and information sharing on the project with all stakeholders, including project beneficiaries, partners and local authorities as well as the donor;
  • Support funding concept notes and drafting of project proposals as required;
  • Contribute to a conducive work environment.

Required Skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience in management of FSL projects in an emergency, recovery and development context (preferably in economic and financial inclusion: vocational and technical education, entrepreneurship, microfinance, etc).
  • Strong analytical skills, with proven experience in assessing livelihoods and food/economic security in an emergency (relief/recovery) context, as well as mainstreaming new concepts and approaches;
  • Proven capacity in operational and structural planning of livelihood-focused development programmes;
  • Experience with conflict-sensitive approaches and/or community-based social cohesion/peacebuilding activities;
  • Experience in training local staff and community volunteers, and provide technical support;
  • Experience in designing with a community-centred approach in mind and communication that enhance accountability to beneficiaries (community engagement and accountability);
  • Proven ability to strengthen cooperation and collaboration of multiple stakeholders, including aid agencies, government authorities, NGOs, and the private sector;
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and language differences;
  • Experience in establishing and following monitoring systems to track progress of implementation and results
  • Relevant project management experience: designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and financial management, narrative and financial reporting;Experience in working with Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies is a strong asset;
  • Oral and written fluency in English; knowledge of German would be an asset;
  • Excellent computer skills (spreadsheets, word-processing, databases and other programs);
  • Readiness to travel to and work in remote areas essential. Experience of living and working in insecure and conflict-affected environments is an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles;
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific climate and health conditions’;
  • Valid Driving Licence.

The GRC offers you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC as well as an expatriation allowance during your mission. This is a non-family posting. Accommodation will be covered. In addition to a full insurance package (health insurance for residence abroad, private accident insurance, private liability insurance, luggage insurance). The GRC is as well covering a home flight within a 12-month period of assignment, medical check-ups before and after your mission. The briefings in HQ Berlin include Psycho-Social-Support coaching.

How to apply:

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system DRK HR net (https://drkhrnet.de) until 28th of July 2021.
Please indicate Ref. No. 2021-075 with your application.

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REACH Senior Assessment Officer (Population Movement) for South Sudan

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Jul 242021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 19 Aug 2021

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

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, GIS and remote-sensing. 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, which allows particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 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, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. 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.

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

We are currently looking for a REACH Senior Assessment Officer to support the REACH South Sudan team’s Population Movement and Protection (PMP) Unit.

Department: REACH South Sudan

Position: REACH Senior Assessment Officer Population Movement

Contract duration: 12 months

Starting Date: September 2021

Location: Juba, South Sudan but with approximately 25% of the time in field settings

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- sectorial 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 touched 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.

The year 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 outside of its traditional Area of Knowledge approach – including sector specific, population movement, and AAP research.

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

· Monitoring of the humanitarian situation (HSM) in South Sudan, through monthly Area of Knowledge (AoK) 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.

POSITION PROFILE

REACH South Sudan is seeking a Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to serve as the focal point for the Population Movement pillar within the PMP unit, which aims to inform the wider humanitarian response with

relevant information on and analysis of displacement, mobility restrictions, and returns pertaining to South Sudan. In this role, with the support of the Population Movement Assessment Officer (AO), the SAO will be responsible for overseeing all work streams under the population movement pillar, including ad hoc displacement assessments, quarterly population movement factsheets, ongoing movement tracking and a trial early warning system for severe displacement, and flow/“Port and Road” monitoring at select locations. They will also be responsible for some elements of the PMP Unit’s pilot durable solutions work stream, including anArea-based Assessment (ABA) in a location of high returns. The SAO will work under the PMP Unit Research Manager (RM), and will manage the Population Movement AO.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Work streams

The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the following work streams under the Population Movement Pillar. This entails responsibility for each stage of the research cycle and timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT HQ.

· Port and Road Monitoring (PRM). The SAO will serve as focal point for the PRM work stream, including adjusting PRM tool as necessary and carrying out monthly review and coordination tasks or overseeing the Population Movement AO in doing so.

· The Population Movement Baseline (PMB). As focal point of the PMB, the SAO will review PMB updates on a monthly basis and coordinates with the Emergency Sectors Unit to feed monthly PMB data into the Shocks Monitoring Index (SMI).

· The Major Displacement Proxy Early Warning Mechanism (EWM). As the PMP unit focal point for the EWM, the SAO will conduct monthly analysis and dissemination of “alert counties” at risk of major displacement.

· Area Based Assessments (ABAs). The SAO will be the focal point of the pilot ABA work stream in the PMP unit. Under the supervision of the PMP Research Manager, one ABA will be conducted using a mixed-methods approach in a location experiencing high numbers of returns (by June end 2022).

The SAO will also oversee the following work streams of which the Population Movement AO is focal point:

· The Population Movement Factsheet (quarterly)

· The Reported Movement Tracker or the RMT (to be reviewed quarterly at a minimum)

In addition, the SAO will also conduct or participate in ad hoc field assessments on displacement and mobility restriction to address information gaps relevant to response priorities, including at minimum 1 field assessment by March 2022. This includes research design, logistical planning, data collection and analysis, information product development and product dissemination.

2. Cross-unit engagement and support

The SAO will serve as focal point for understanding of major population movement and displacement trends, dynamics, and best practices for analysis with the REACH mission in South Sudan. This includes:

· Consultation on displacement triggers, indicators, dynamics, and best practices for other REACH work streams, including the Early Rapid Response Mechanism and the Needs Analysis Working Group.

· Monitoring of trends in displacement and response-relevant population movement across South Sudan, including ad hoc information gathering on emerging trends.

3. External engagement

The SAO will represent the REACH mission in South Sudan in relation to population movement and displacement issues to identify information gaps relating to displacement and work with external actors to fill these gaps. This will include maintaining external engagement with:

· Intersecting clusters such as CCCM, including attendance of monthly and ad hoc CCCM meetings, and possible engagement with other intersecting entities such as the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group and the Protection Cluster.

· Key population movement partners such as IOM-DTM.

The SAO will also work closely with the PMP RM to support Durable Solutions actors methodologically along with data and analysis for advocacy purposes.

4. HR

The SAO will act as line manager for the Population Movement AO, including maintaining appropriate level of oversight and AO capacity-building, conducting appraisals, and conducting regular check-ins on progress against intended outcomes.

5. Other

The SAO will support the PMP Research Manager in the development or revision of unit/work stream strategies, reports; with project development (including proposals and donor reporting) and with other tasks falling within their functions as requested.

REQUIREMENTS

· A good sense of humour about bugs and bucket showers required;

· Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline (international studies, development, humanitarian response, political science, monitoring and evaluation, etc.);

· At least 3 years’ experience working in humanitarian settings required;

· Technical knowledge of or experience in areas related to displacement/forced migration, durable solutions, etc. highly desirable;

· Excellent analytical skills, including experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, required;

· Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting required;

· Previous experience with InDesign and/or Illustrator an asset;

· Ability to implement qualitative assessments remotely or in field settings required;

· Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility required;

· Prior knowledge of the region an asset;

· Proven knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint, required;

· Experience with SPSS an asset;

· Fluency in English required;

· High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from IMPACT/ ACTED support required;

· Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles required; and,

· Ability to work independently required.

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 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:

Kindly submit to the following link: REACH Senior Assessment Officer (Population Movement) | Impact (impact-initiatives.org)

In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via jobs@impact-initiatives.org

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