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CONSULTANCY – USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Closing date: 4 Jun 2022

Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation

USAID / BHA Funded Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program in Greater Upper Nile states, South Sudan

Background

VSF Germany is an International Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. VSF Germany supports in animal health, livestock related agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, capacity development of communities and governmental institutions, peace and conflict resolution with the ultimate aim of food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities. In the region VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of South Sudan, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. VSF Germany has been supporting pastoral livelihoods in South Sudan since 1998 working with communities in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Warrap, Eastern Equatoria, Western Bar el Ghazal and Lakes States through times of emergency and recovery to sustain, protect and restore livelihoods by direct provision; and capacity building for improved production and productivity, diversified production as well as local peace mechanisms and governance.

VSF-Germany partnering with VSF Suisse with funding from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is implementing a two-year program entitled “Conflict and Climatic Emergency Livestock Response Program (CCLERP) in Greater Upper Nile States”. This program covers 10 Counties in Jonglei, 2 counties in Upper Nile and 9 Counties in Unity states plus the Jonglei migrating cattle from Equatoria to Jonglei. The program objective is to improve or sustain access to animal source food and related income for crisis affected individuals at risk of malnutrition particularly children and women. The program is targeting people in Greater Upper Nile, comprised of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host and returnee groups with support to local institutions and mechanisms for delivery of animal health and public health services while mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, protection and Do No Harm approaches.

VSF Germany and its partners intend to evaluate the performance of the Conflict and Climatic Livestock Emergency Response Program (CCLERP) and are seeking the services of qualified and experienced project evaluators.

Purpose

The purpose of this midterm evaluation is to examine the program performance against the planed indicators and results, and specifically:

  1. To determine the appropriateness, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the veterinary program;
  2. To assess the quality and comprehensiveness of the program design and implementation;
  3. To document lessons learned, success stories, case studies and perceived and real as well as unmet needs;

d) Generate baseline data and information for subsequent interventions.

Scope

Provisionally, the evaluation will cover 8 Payams (2 per county) in four randomly selected counties (one from each state and one additional from any one of the state depending on the existing situation) where feasible. It will be conducted in the project areas and will include both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Key evaluation questions will be formulated using the project objectives and indicators, and project quality parameters.

Methodology

The final evaluation design will include participatory evaluation methods and employ a mixed approach with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The consultants will be required to submit a detailed draft evaluation design and methodology which will be reviewed and finalized with the effort of the program personnel.

Outputs

  1. A detailed study design, including methodology, work plan and timeframe;
  2. Inception report;
  3. A draft report incorporating feedback from the debriefing sessions;
  4. A final report incorporating feedback on the draft report (one bound hard copy & electronic copy).

Timeframe

This midterm evaluation is expected to be completed in 25 working days including inception report, desk review, field assessment and report writing. The first draft report will be expected within 10 days after the field exercise is completed. A final version should be submitted within five days of receiving feedback on first draft.

Management

  1. The consultancy will be guided, managed and technically advised by the Country Program Manager of VSF Germany;
  2. The consultancy is technically and administratively fully accountable to VSF Germany;
  3. Specific areas for the study will be selected in consultation with VSF’s field staff;
  4. Field travel arrangements and immediate supervision will be carried out by VSF Germany & VSF Suisse in their respective areas of operation.

Qualification

The two-person evaluation team will consist of a team leader who will be a veterinarian and a support researcher who will preferably be an anthropologist or social scientist. Prospective evaluation teams are encouraged to include a mix of gender.

The team should collectively demonstrate the following set of qualities:

  1. Experience in carrying out two or more major humanitarian evaluations for a major donor, international NGO, or international organization.
  2. General familiarity with the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan, particularly over the past 3 years
  3. Experience in developing or applying protection measures;
  4. Extensive practical experience in implementing activities aimed at pastoral livelihood;
  5. National consultants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their profile and or curriculum vitae, a technical and a financial proposal. The financial proposal should comprise comprehensive professional fees; travel and accommodation will be covered by VSF Germany.

Applications should be sent to the following Email addresses: recruitment@vsfg.org and juba@vsfg.org strictly indicating on the subject line “CCLERP FINAL EVAL 2022”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The deadline for submission of applications is 4th June 2022.

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Business Development Coordinator

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May 282022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Closing date: 9 Jun 2022

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Haiti.. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 staff based in in the various country offices, in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The Business Development Coordinator will ensure overall programme portfolio growth under the strategic leadership of the Programmes Director in Action Against Hunger South Sudan Mission. This position is required to work on new business development opportunities to grow Action Against Hunger South Sudan’s portfolio in a manner that assures ongoing quality, influence and impact. To achieve this goal, the Business Development Coordinator will champion and coordinate Action Against Hunger’s resource acquisition processes from a wide range of donors, multi-lateral organizations, foundations, corporations, as well as a variety of emerging non-traditional funding streams. The position holder will work with the Programmes Director, technical leads regional office, Regional Grants and Contracts Team, USG Business Development Team, and International network member teams to: (a) grow revenue; and (b) achieve excellence in execution of grants through effective grants monitoring, preparation of quality and timely donor reports, and ensuring compliance with donor and internal regulations and standards.

Purpose

The Business Development Coordinator, role has three main aspects to it: leading grant acquisition, leading and develop country office (CO) grant management effort, compliance and reporting.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Develop and review the Funding strategy for the Country Office to support the achievement of the goals set in the South Sudan Country Strategy.
  • Ensure that Action Against Hunger South Sudan effectively prepositions for significant donor opportunities (donor identification and engagement), including selection of potential partners in collaboration with Program Director.
  • Produce a clear capture plan in advance for the expected opportunity in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Work closely with staff at Regional Office and Country Office level to develop country-wide intelligence on key donors and actors, as well as portfolio analysis.
  • Support the organization and facilitation of project design workshops, developing concept papers, proposal narratives and log frames, ensuring that high quality standards are met and that proposals meet donor and Action Against Hunger requirements.
  • Lead the post-submission follow-up process. Carry out learning and feedback exercises after submission and in depth reviews of unsuccessful proposals to identify reasons and any lessons learned. Document, share and develop plans to address identified weaknesses.
  • Lead on reporting for program impact and progress including all donor-funded projects, ensuring that reporting requirements are met and all reports are subjected to rigorous quality assurance. Liaise with the regional, HQ and other Action Against Hunger networks for tracking of submitted donor reports.
  • Lead project cycle meetings (e.g. kick off, reviews and closeout meetings), as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Monitor and support the use of management tools such as BFUs for the proper monitoring and the successful implementation of programs and early warning in case of obstacles or challenges.
  • Review donor agreements and coordinate their review with the relevant Action Against Hunger regional or network offices.
  • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with Action Against Hunger and relevant donor regulations.
  • Ensure that key staff (including partners’) have a clear understanding of donor compliance requirements including any regulatory or contractual changes throughout the project management cycle.
  • Coordinate in the preparation and roll out of local partners’ capacity assessment and strengthening plans in coordination with relevant departments.

Our Core values.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender Equality Commitments

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

Requirements

  • Degree in International development, Humanitarian assistance, Project Management, Social sciences, Public health or any other relevant field. Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years of demonstrable experience in-country grant portfolio management, fundraising, external engagement/networking.
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and meeting revenue targets
  • Experience working with diverse donors i.e., SIDA, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, GFFO, USAID, ECHO and GAC
  • Demonstrable experience of proposal development and reporting.
  • Solid experience in strategic planning, program development, project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Advanced English language proficiency
  • Solid experience in managing complex programs, large budgets and diverse teams
  • Strong team management skills and experience collaborating with key business partners i.e., finance, HR, supply chain management and ensuring that programs receive timely project support and inputs
  • Extensive experience building partnerships with donors, government and other stakeholders including representing a country office in UN and donor coordination mechanisms
  • Strong cross-cultural experience (including leading programs in fragile and stable contexts)

Benefits

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

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International Protection Officer

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May 272022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Closing date: 14 Jun 2022

Job Title: International Protection Officer

Function: Programme Implementation

Job Group: Programme

Duty Station: Various

Administrative Line Manager: Team Leader

Technical Line Manager: Team Leader

Line Management Responsibility: N/A

ABOUT US

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

JOB PURPOSE

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

ABOUT YOU

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

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

KEY OBJECTIVES/RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education, Knowledge and Experience

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

Skills

Independent Judgment/Analytical:

  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyse data
  • Ability to manage information with discretion
  • Demonstrable conflict analysis skills, identify entry points and design prevention and protection strategies

Interpersonal:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and motivate and provide leadership to team and to work and live in a multi-cultural environment
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the full range of actors including government, chiefs, military, police and non state actors
  • Genuine commitment and interest in living and working at the community level
  • Flexibility and adaptability

English Language:

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

Information Technology:

  • Good skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Other Specialized Requirements

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

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 14th June 2022
  • Candidates may be selected before the closing date, apply early
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
  • Kindly Include your Referees on your CV.

SPECIAL NOTICE

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

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

NO FEE

PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT JOB OFFERS. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR ASK FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW, MEETING, TRAVELING, PROCESSING TRAINING, ETC). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE WILL NOT REQUEST INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Cash and Markets Technical Specialist

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May 262022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 7 Jun 2022

The Opportunity:

The Cash and Market Technical Specialist will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Cash & Market-based Programming in South Sudan. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in South Sudan Country Office, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including market-based assistance, as well as shock-responsive social protection to ensure linkages between SCI humanitarian cash & voucher assistance and government-led social protection systems. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Post-graduate degree in social development; development studies, agriculture, agro-economics; economics or a related field with additional specific trainings in CVA, market based programming, social protection and project planning and management techniques.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working internationally in Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in emergency and development settings, for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors (beyond Food Security & Livelihoods)
  • Understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance and market based programming in South Sudan
  • Experience with various cash and voucher modalities, including digital, mobile, card, paper voucher, and cash in envelopes; and cash transfer in social safety net programs
  • Management experience of operational aspects of cash and voucher interventions and
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the design and development of strategies and supporting mechanisms in the use of financial inclusions for social protection programs
  • Experience in the introduction of internal controls systems to support cash and vouchers delivery in the areas of financial management, logistics, security and programme delivery
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E, beneficiary accountability, and learning
  • Experience in the application of methodologies to calculate cash / voucher amounts for sectoral outcomes (e.g. minimum expenditure basket, cost of the diet) as well as for multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA); experience in conducting feasibility and risk analysis for cash & voucher assistance; market information collection and analysis;
  • Familiarity with the Sphere Standards (latest version Hand Book)
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, especially with ECHO, FCDO, GFFO, BMZ, USAID/BHA and other donors known for supporting cash based programmes
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one crosscutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels;
  • Proven representation skills.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills; Arabic and other local languages is an added advantage**.**
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of an international contract terms and conditions.

The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply

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Programme Management Advisor (Sr. Programme Officer)

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May 252022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 5 Jun 2022

Background Information – PSC

Peace and Security Cluster

For over 20 years, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) has provided its largest partner, UNMAS, with interlinked portfolio, Programme and project management services that are reinforced by comprehensive management and oversight controls.

Under this umbrella, the Cluster is responsible for the day-to-day management of UNMAS Field Programmes through a comprehensive approach encompassing areas such as human resources, procurement and contract management, as well as planning, implementation and risk management, that is supported by cross-cutting initiatives that include knowledge and information management, and gender, diversity and inclusion. This comprehensive delivery platform is implemented according to client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations through the leadership of the Cluster Director, who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of PSC on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Mine Action Office in South Sudan is based in Juba and it supports the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as well as the national demining authorities in coordinating Mine Action activities in South Sudan.

The program has been coordinating and providing Quality Assurance (QA) of all humanitarian mine action activities throughout South Sudan since 2004. UNMAS South Sudan’s’ current operations focus on hazardous area surveys, landmine and ERW clearance and destruction, route verification and clearance, emergency mitigation measures for improperly stored ammunition, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education for UN personnel, humanitarian partners and vulnerable groups, entry point control using Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) and data management.

Functional Responsibilities

Functions/Key Results

1. Support the UNMAS Chief of Mine Action Programme (CMAP) with programme development, planning and coordination;

2. On behalf of the CMAP development and follow up of resource mobilization opportunities;

3. On behalf of the CMAP, support stakeholder coordination, representation, and inter-agency collaboration;

4. Project management;

5. Knowledge management and document management;

6. People management.

1. Programme development planning and coordination

• Under the CMAP’s leadership, coordinate the development and articulation of the Programme Strategy (PS) in line with relevant UN and government and/or national or regional strategies, and review/update at necessary intervals. • Support the Head of Project Unit to ensure PS and related work plans are accurately budgeted and resourced. • Support the management team to translate the Strategy into implementation/results work plans and associated monitoring mechanisms and draft project documents as needed for the implementation of the programme. • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in-country and at HQ, to ensure aligned and coherent planning and implementation processes.

2. Development and follow up of resource mobilization opportunities

• Monitor humanitarian and development, inform CMAP of trends and needs to identify potential areas of intervention within UN mandates and existing capacity. • Stay abreast of policies on mine action, UN policies, and cross-cutting priorities, such as gender, diversity, conflict sensitivity, sustainability, and environment, to be included in project delivery as relevant. • On behalf of CMAP, coordinate preparation of programme documents, including concept notes, proposals, and associated budgets. • Draft and/or review funding agreements and other project documents required for the signature and implementation of new projects.

3. Programme management support

• Analyze funding agreements and develop compliance plans and monitoring frameworks to guide key departments and management team to meet requirements of funding agreements, in coordination with HQ. • In collaboration with relevant personnel, establish monitoring mechanisms to measure delivery against targets outlined in funding agreements. • Provide review/input to scopes of work for procurement processes to ensure the requirements of the relevant funding sources are reflected in agreements with implementing partners. Review implementing partner reports to ensure requirements are being met. • Track programme results against targets, alert relevant management if delivery is not on track, compile data and draft reports to internal and external stakeholders and support the management team to prepare for internal reviews. • Coordinate information flow between implementation teams, and headquarters, particularly related to any deviations that would require revisions to the relevant legal agreement; when required, coordinate budget and activity revisions to funding agreements. • Prepare, and provide editing support for, high quality summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, project reports, annual reports, situation reports, briefing notes, code cables, and UN reports. • Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and ensure relevant team members implement follow-up actions, as appropriate; research and prepare analytical, and sometimes sensitive, documents for the management team. • Coordinate communications between the Country Programme office and the headquarters Programme, Portfolio Management, and Risk, Quality and Partnership teams to support compliance to programme documents and funding agreements, and the implementation of policies, processes and methods according to internal standards.

4. Stakeholder coordination, representation, and inter-agency collaboration

• Support the CMAP to establish and build relationships with UN, international organizations, donors, governments, and mine action stakeholders for the purposes of facilitating activities and improving the quality and relevance of programme implementation. • On behalf of the CMAP, participate in, contribute to and report on the relevant inter-agency, UN mission, donor and inter-governmental coordination meetings in consultation with relevant programme technical experts when required. Support the management team with UN common planning and programming processes, including strategic country analysis, humanitarian response plans, integrated strategic frameworks, etc. • Coordinate, participate in, or contribute to the Mine Action Area of Responsibility/Sub-Cluster under the Protection Cluster, where relevant, including the formulation of the mine action components for the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Plan Response plan, in collaboration with the UNMAS Geneva office. • Support the applications of policies, practices and procedures associated with the overall implementation of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and associated funding and monitoring mechanisms, where relevant, in collaboration with the UNMAS Geneva office. • On behalf of the CMAP support the development of communication strategies, linked to resource mobilization strategies, where relevant, to maximise communication impact and outreach and build awareness of the Country Programme. • Support design, coordination and dissemination of public information products and communication activities as well as gather and draft content for communications products and platforms. • Support CMAP preparations for official meetings, events, briefings, and field visits, and prepare talking points, briefing notes, presentations and speeches for the management team and senior UN officials.

5. Knowledge management and document management and innovation

• Maintain records of programme files and other necessary programme documents such as documentation of decisions and actions taken on programme issues. • Implement relevant standards, tools and templates to effectively manage programme and project development and implementation. • Identify, contribute to, record and share the ongoing development and implementation of best practice, lessons identified, and innovative approaches to improve overall programme performance. • Contribute to the management and upkeep of risk management and issue management logs and processes.

6. People management

• Perform the programme team manager role, unless appointed to another person(s). • Ensure the effective planning, recruitment and development of a flexible workforce with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance, and ensure gender and geographical diversity. • Lead and motivate the programme team. • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed. • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff). • Act as CMAP/HPU in the absence of senior management.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience OR
  • A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience is required.

Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as progressive experience in programme/project development or management, in either public or private sector organizations.

Language

  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required.

* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

* QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

How to apply

Interested applicants should follow the link below to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=23992#1

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South Sudan: Technical Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction – Juba

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May 242022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 23 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 12 MONTHS | ASAP

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED South Sudan

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

You will be in charge of

1.External Positioning

1.1.External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative in sector;
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in sector vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners;
  • Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions;
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on sector;
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others;

1.2.Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the sector in the country;
  • Analyse the activities in the sector and relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU (Appraisal, Monitoring, Evaluation Unit);
  • Lead project conceptualization workshops;
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches;

2.InternalTechnical Support and Coordination

2.1.Coordination

  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent sector strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention;
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different sector projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
  • Brief Project Managers about main sector issues and update them on a regular basis;
  • Organize internal sector meetings on a monthly basis;

2.2.Technical Leadership

  • Define sector project implementation modalities and methodologies (including but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization);
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to sector projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports etc.);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the sector based on known contexts and needs;
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other sector staff to implement the ACTED sector projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with sector technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed;
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences;

2.3.Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of sector staff members;
  • In coordination with Project Managers, identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs;
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and sector best practices;
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the sector project teams;
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers).

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field of expertise;
  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.

Conditions

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

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: TC DRR/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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South Sudan: Country Security Manager – Juba

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: ACTED
Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

FIXED TERM | 12 MONTHS | MID-JUNE 2022

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED South Sudan

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

You will be in charge of

  • OBJECTIVESEnsure the safety, security and integrity of ACTED staff, assets, premises and programs in country, in particular by constantly monitoring and anticipating security risk, by designing and enforcing context specific risk mitigation rules and procedures, by ensuring MOSS compliance in all ACTED premises, by preparing and updating contingency and evacuation plans and by providing all ACTED staff with appropriate security training.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Department management
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director

  • Supervise and mentor national security officers, focal points, guards and drivers

  • Make frequent site visits to ACTED premises to carry out performance assessments and provide constant support to the security team

  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

2. Context & Risk analysis :

  • Develop and regularly update the country security profile (with regards to the socio-economic, political and/or military situation in country, the country criminality profile, the nature of ongoing conflicts or crises climatic & seismic hazards and health risks, )
  • Follow-up on major country events and developments
  • Analyse and locate key local stakeholders
  • Develop security trend analysis
  • Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly: create an security incident database and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Fill in and regularly update the Risk Analysis Matrix (threat, likelihood, impact, level of vulnerability, level of risk)
  • Carry out security assessments of new ACTED areas of intervention or areas under Phase C

3. Develop and update Country Security Plans, SOPs and Contingency Plans

  • Draft and regularly update the Country Security Plan (CSP) for validation by the Country Director and endorsement by HQ
  • Recommend changes in the Country Security Plan to Country Director and HQ Security department
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) adapted to the local context
  • Draft and regularly update evacuation and contingency plans in capital and support Area Coordinators in developing Area evacuation and contingency plans.
  • Ensure preparedness to evacuation and contingencies (check contingency kits, first aid kits etc.).
  • Design and drill a security communication tree (warden system), emergency radio network, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel

4. Daily Security Management

  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce their vulnerability to those threats
  • Monitor the security preparedness of country staff and enforce staff compliance with internal security rules and SOPs, ensuring they are communicated to all staff and understood
  • Set up and control the implementation of mitigation measures and security rules according to the local context
  • Ensure compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and develop action plans for security upgrade
  • Carry out security assessments of new ACTED facilities, ensure a standard level of facilities protection, and supervise guards.
  • Ensure missions have adapted communication means, and ensure maintenance to support the Logistic team in Country. Ensure constant update of the emergency contact list and timely issuance of ID cards.
  • Ensure a proper level of preparation before movement on the field, ensure transportation means are adapted, ensure a good fleet maintenance, and set movement rules which are adapted to the local context to support the Logistic team in Country. Ensure operational follow-up of movements.
  • Ensure logistics follow a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
  • Spearhead security assessment missions prior to ACTED staff deployment to a new area and ensure minimum security standards are in place before their installation.
  • Support and participate to assessment mission in phase C or D area

5. Crisis management

  • Adapt crisis management protocols to the local situation
  • Act as a key member of the Crisis Management Team so that safety policies and procedures are implemented

6. Reporting

  • Ensure weekly/monthly security reports are completed and sent to HQ, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
  • Produce real-time incidents report (using Form SEC-03)
  • Send updated TITANIC on a monthly basis to the Country Director and HQ Security Department.

7. Training and briefing

  • Conduct security briefing for each new international staff arriving in country.
  • Design security training modules for Country Director’s approval and HQ endorsement.
  • Determine training needs for the security staff
  • Train national staff to increase their awareness and sense of responsibilities
  • Conduct any staff security training that is warranted (HEAT, training to drivers and guards, evacuation drills, fire safety etc.).
  • Carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings

8. Develop and maintain a security network

  • Actively participate in Weekly and Monthly Coordination Meetings
  • Create an information network in the country, identifying key informants
  • Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities, other NGO’s (local and international), and all relevant stakeholders

9. Ensure external representation

  • Attend security coordination meetings and update Country Director and HQ on current security issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the ACTED Code of Conduct, values and policies with regard to internal and external stakeholders

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
  • Extensive experience in security management and procedures;
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience highly desirable

Conditions

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

How to apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: CSM/SSUD
Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Workforce Education Specialist

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May 182022
 

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

**Job Overview:**Under the supervision of the Career Development Coordinator, the Education Specialist will work with the Workforce Development team through an integrated approach to help refugees learn new concepts, adapt to US workforce norms and expectations, and thrive financially in the U.S. This role will be responsible for coordinating, tracking, and teaching or overseeing instruction of classes such as Advanced Work Readiness, Financial Literacy Computer Literacy, and Supplementary workshops. The Specialist will oversee a team of volunteers and interns to support implementing specific programs and working with clients to build essential skills and increase financial capabilities, while tracking progress towards outcomes and working collaboratively with other staff.

Major Responsibilities:

Advanced Work Readiness Training

· Implement and conduct training courses that include resume development, interviewing skills, cultural and workplace orientation, and career-specific job skills development sessions

· Design, coordinate, and implement supplemental workshops on subjects relevant to workforce development for refugee clients

· Assist in the development and implementation of monthly trainings for all employment clients. Examples include employer led trainings, lessons on applying for specific opportunities, attaining driver’s licenses, accessing childcare, and tours of local colleges and universities

· Manage Zoom accounts and schedules to ensure students can engage in program offerings virtually

· Keep accurate attendance records and client pre- and post-assessments, including data entry

Adult Education

· Onboard and train volunteers and interns to teach Advanced Work Readiness Training successfully both virtually and in-person

· Coordinate with community partners and employers to consistently update Advanced Work Readiness Training in each sector offered including IT, Healthcare, Building Trades, Early Childhood Education, and Finance

· Provide regular client updates to staff members including each client’s career development specialist

Other tasks

· Coordinate with the career development team to provide training updates during weekly meetings

· Use ETO and any other funder required databases to track client services, outcomes, and metrics

· Monitor and adhere to the program budget throughout the project duration

· Participate in all-staff/ program meetings

· Other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

· Undergraduate degree (or 2+ years of relevant work experience) in Teaching, Business, or Social Work

· Demonstrated relevant work experience in teaching multi-cultural populations on relevant topics

· Prior knowledge or work experience in finance, building trades, healthcare, IT, and early childhood education a plus

· Knowledge and experience with an array of workforce and financial topics, including job readiness training and financial capabilities curriculums

· Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred

· Dari/Farsi language skills a plus

· Extensive experience in presenting, teaching, and leading training workshops

· Attention to detail and ability to efficiently and accurately organize, track, and communicate information.

· Commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all IRC programs

· Highly motivated with an ability to work independently, develop new classes and programming, and be a self-starter, maintaining responsibility for multiple tasks

Working Environment:

· Hybrid remote and in-person work environment

· Reoccurring need to provide services outside of traditional work hours (evenings and weekends).

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

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

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

How to apply

Please apply on our website;

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/27723?c=rescue

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QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

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May 182022
 

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

JOB TITLE: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC FINANCE

REPORTING TO: PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGER

BASED AT: GHANA

ABOUT FARSIGHT GROUP:

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

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

How to apply

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

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

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Executive Assistant/Operations Excellence Advisor

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May 182022
 

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Country: Nigeria
Organization: Idmibok International
Closing date: 31 May 2022

The Executive Assistant/Operations Excellence Advisor will be responsible for managing the schedules and communications of the CEO. S/he is also responsible for fully and consistently integrating best practices into all our operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the CEO’s calendar, including making appointments and prioritizing the most sensitive matters
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization, including assisting with special projects; designing and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations; collecting and preparing information for meetings with staff and external parties; composing and preparing correspondence; maintaining contact lists; making travel arrangements; and completing expense and mileage reports.
  • Support the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will guide the day-to-day management of the organization.
  • Ensure the institutionalization of Scorecards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each department to enhance efficiency across the organization.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers on management improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in solution design and optimization.
  • Drive operational assessment program and conduct validation assessments as needed.
  • Act as a liaison and provide support to the Senior Management Team when the CEO is not in office, including scheduling meetings; drafting agendas; develop, compile, and distribute presentation materials; and record meeting minutes.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, or other related fields with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics, stakeholder management and executive presentations.
  • Thorough understanding of daily program operations.
  • Ability to engage and present to executive-level leadership both internally and externally.
  • Ability to coach employees on issues of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, or other related fields with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification or any Operations Efficiency certifications preferred
  • Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by strategic methods and driven by data.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: hr@360hsdc.org using “Executive Assistant/Operations Excellence Advisor” as the subject of the mail

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Programme Director – South Sudan

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May 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Tearfund
Closing date: 13 May 2022

Tearfund is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior professional to lead our programme in South Sudan. You will understand the concepts and be able to integrate development and humanitarian work, have a solid understanding of root causes to conflict and poverty, and are dedicated to localisation and work with partners.
The successful candidate will:

  • understand the concepts of humanitarian and emergency work , and how to facilitate a transition to recovery and development in the long term
  • have knowledge and experience working in Partnership, Nutrition, WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, resilience programming including Cash programming, Gender and SGBV, protection, peacebuilding and disaster risk reduction activities

Tearfund’s 3 corporate priorities: Church and Community Transformation; Economic and Environmental Sustainability; and Fragile States are all included in the complex South Sudan programme, and implemented through Tearfund’s own operational team and local partners. Our strategy for the work in South Sudan outlines a continuing shift in our focus from emergency response to resilience and peace building activities with a strong focus on localization and durable solutions.
Based in Juba (but with frequent field visits), the Programme Director will lead the operational teams and partnership teams in different field locations, as well as the technical advisory group. She/he will coordinate and collaborate with relevant professionals of the Regional Office and Headquarters. She/he is the overall person responsible for ensuring that technical and international programming standards are followed.
She/he will support the Country Director in the implementation of the country strategy in line with Tearfund’s vision, strategy, policies and procedures and during her/his absence may represent Tearfund to the government, donors and the UN as well as coordinating with Clusters and NGOs, including our local partners.

She/he is a member of the senior management team. The role will involve travel within South Sudan, the East Africa region as well as to the United Kingdom.

Key Responsibilities

A. Programme Strategy

  • Ensure Tearfund’s purpose, values and the programme objectives are communicated amongst programme staff to foster understanding and ownership

  • Contribute towards the ongoing monitoring of emerging socio-economic, political and security developments, and the evolving humanitarian situation.

  • Support the Country Director in developing and implementing the strategic direction for the complex programme

  • Delegated responsibility for the development and outworking of implementation plans, and area specific strategies.

  • Assist the Country Director in identifying and securing donor funding in accordance with budget targets and maintaining a diversity of funding options and ensuring all proposals are of consistently high quality.

  • Advise and assist with defining the required team composition and structure for the programme in accordance with Tearfund standard structure.

  • Provide strategic Leadership and Programme Integration between partnership and Operations

  • B. Project / Support function management

  • Oversee needs assessments and design of project concepts and proposals, including logframes, budgets and supporting documentation, in accordance with a complex programme

  • Ensure projects are designed and implemented in accordance with Tearfund’s Quality Standards, PCM good practice, and reflect the priorities outlined in the Quality Standards action plan

  • Supervise the Area Coordinators, Programme Advisors, and Church and Community Transformation Coordinator.

  • in the management and implementation of projects.

  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reviewing progress, reviewing beneficiary feedback, identifying corrective actions required and capturing lessons learned.

  • Oversee the work of the Sector Advisors with equitable support to all project locations according to their need for technical input.

  • Ensure operational work and partner work are integrated and aligned with Tearfund’s corporate priority on Fragile States.

  • Facilitate the submission of quality donor reports, ensuring timely submission in accordance with required reporting formats.

  • Manage the timely provision of operational updates as well as additional information to East and Central Africa -ECA region and UK Staff for fundraising, advocacy and media as required.

  • Promote and encourage openness to welcoming feedback from beneficiaries and communities.

  • Create structured opportunities to encourage learning from all staff,

  • Ensure internal and external evaluations, reviews and audits are undertaken as appropriate.

  • Ensure recommendations are implemented and learning is shared within ECA and in the wider International Group.

  • Assist with staff recruitment, induction and training as required.

  • Ensure good relations are maintained between the programme staff and support functions such as finance, logs and HR, and actively promote these relations as well as actively resolve issues arising, all leading to a smooth collaboration of programmes and support within the country programme.

  • C- Corporate policy and compliance

  • Ensure that staff are adequately trained on appropriate actions to take in the event of a security incident (e.g. immediate response, information gathering, incident reporting, pastoral support and lesson learning).

  • Responsible for ensuring that the health and safety policy is understood by all programme staff and any accidents are recorded appropriately.

  • Assist the HR Manager in ensuring there is comprehensive briefing and induction for all programme staff, ensuring their familiarity with Tearfund’s mandate, values, Quality Standards, policies and complex programme objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the Tearfund procedures for the development of project proposals, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, audit, learning, project completion and for compliance with donor rules.

  • D. Team management

  • Provide supervision, guidance and mentoring, encourage effective team work and inclusiveness and build a team spirit through regular meetings and events.

  • Provide management support to direct reports in their management of others, and their implementation of role objectives, work plans and budgets.

  • Implement Tearfund’s performance management system with direct reports and within the operational programme by setting objectives, review probations, plan regular catch ups, 6- monthly performance appraisals, development planning and conduct exit interviews for programme staff.

  • Conduct programme staff disciplinary and grievance procedures as required, in conjunction with the HR Manager.

  • Provide spiritual and pastoral support to staff where appropriate.

  • Contribute to developing and model a team culture characterised by a shared vision, commitment and mutual accountability that reflects Tearfund’s desired corporate culture being servant-hearted, Christ-centered, compassionate, Truthful, and courageous.

  • E. External representation

  • Assist the Country Director with representation to the government, helping to ensure constructive working relationships are maintained to allow humanitarian programming.

  • Represent Tearfund to other NGOs, Clusters, Forums, UN agencies and visitors ensuring coordination and attendance at relevant technical, sectoral and security coordination networks.

  • Represent Tearfund and programme work to in-country donor representatives, supporting positive relationships and ongoing communications.

  • As a strong leader, you will have substantial senior experience in development work and humanitarian response along with a proven and successful record of strategic planning and thinking; programmes and project cycle management, monitoring, learning and evaluation and fundraising; people and team management and development; operational programmes budget management; and ensuring compliance to donor and corporate systems and procedures.
    We are looking for a leader with vision, commitment and energy, someone who is a committed and who shares and supports Tearfund’s values and vision. If that describes you, we would like to talk to you! Tearfund is a faith based organisation and candidates must be sympathetic to our Christian beliefs.*

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter terror-terror measure.

Documents

  • Programme Director – South Sudan Job Profile March 20202 – Google Docs.pdf (309.54 KB)

How to apply:

https://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/programe-director—south-sudan-2440/2466/description/

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Head of Caritas Austria Office South Sudan (m/f/d)

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May 052022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Caritas Austria
Closing date: 3 Jun 2022

Location of Position: Yambio, South Sudan (minimum of 8 months in-country)

Contract Duration: 3 years

Managing: Direct Management of 13 national staff

Start of position: as soon as possible

EU citizenship or working permit for Austria a must.

Caritas Austria supports development and humanitarian work within the framework of long-standing partnerships with ecclesiastical and civil society organizations in defined partner regions. Caritas supports them in their work and helps to find ways out of poverty for disadvantaged people and enables them to live in dignity. The international work of Caritas Austria focuses on the three thematic priorities: “Future without hunger” and “Future for children and young people” and “Humanitarian Aid”.

Scope of duties:

Caritas Austria has been supporting programs of partner organizations in South Sudan since 2011. In 2016 Caritas Austria has been registered as an international organization in South Sudan and established the Caritas Austria South Sudan Office in Yambio with a team of 13 staff. The Head of Office leads the programme in South Sudan and manages the Caritas Austria South Sudan Office. A minimum of 8 months incountry is necessary. He/She reports to Head of Program Unit Africa in Caritas Austria Headquarters.

Your main tasks are:

Strategic Leadership:

Provide leadership and direction in the strategic development and implementation of development and humanitarian programs at country level, in line with Caritas Austria’s strategic objectives, and strategies. Implementation and annual reporting on the Caritas Austria country strategy for South Sudan.

Program development with partner organisations:

Support of Caritas Austria partner organizations in the design, implementation and reporting of projects and programs.

Management of the Caritas Austria Office South Sudan:

Management of the office in Yambio: administration, finance, HR management, security management, training and coaching;

Representation/communication:

Act as prime spokesperson for Caritas Austria in country with all external stakeholders, networking with other agencies and constant dialogue with potential institutional donors in South Sudan.

You bring along:

  • University degree in a relevant subject area
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in development or humanitarian aid
  • Experience in a leadership and senior management position
  • Experience in running a country office
  • Demonstrable experience or knowledge of one or more of the following sectors: food security & climate change, education; income generation, humanitarian aid, peace building, civil society strengthening
  • Demonstrable experience of working to attract institutional donor funding and of managing large and complex donor grants.
  • Experience of managing teams in a multi-cultural environment and playing a leadership role in ensuring cohesiveness, inclusion and development of staff at all levels.
  • Availability to spend at least 8 months of in-country presence/ year
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • High commitment to promote innovation
  • Understanding of, and empathy with, the role of the Catholic Church in development
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and financial systems
  • Competent in Microsoft packages
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English,
  • Fluent German is an additional asset
  • A full valid driving licence

How to apply:

Caritas offers:

  • A basic salary between € 2,637.80 and € 3,031.40 gross; additionally a delegate allowance of 25% of the basic salary. Possibility to apply for exemption of Austrian income tax for the time spent in South Sudan.
  • Per diems of daily 43€ when in South Sudan
  • You have the option of choosing between 37 and 38 hours per week as a full-time position. At 38 hours per week, the gross monthly salary is 2.7 % higher than at 37 hours per week.
  • Accomodation when in South Sudan
  • Further education and training opportunities
  • Three additional days off
  • Two additional days of holiday from the second year of holiday (based on a 5-day week)

Please send your CV and motivation letter in English as well as copies of relevant certificates and recommendation letters. Applications will be treated confidential.

We look forward to receiving your application! sigrid.poecksteiner@caritas-wien.at

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