Nov 21, 2017

Guinea-Bissau: Country Director - Guinea Bissau

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Plan International
Country: Guinea-Bissau
Closing date: 10 Dec 2017

The Organisation:

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities.

As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

If you are passionate about advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, and if have a proven track-record of successfully leading a country through periods of transformation, we’d love to hear from you.

The Opportunity:

As a Country Director in Guinea-Bissau you will be Plan International’s lead representative with authority over all activities taking place there – especially with regard to our transformation work. In order to fulfil our mission of promoting girls’ rights across the region, we need someone who will be an effective director in times of change to ensure staff are engaged with our ambition and equipped to achieve it.

You will be expected to develop strategies at country level that are aligned with Plan International’s global vision and purpose within the context of that country, in relation to children’s rights.

You will lead a highly motivated team and ensure legal compliance, implement a well-funded programme, be ready and able to respond to emergencies and development needs of the most marginalised children, especially girls.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging role, you will need demonstrable experience in leading a country office through significant change while effectively delivering strategic and large programmes.

Ideally, you will have experience within large and complex humanitarian responses, with good understanding and appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Guinea-Bissau or a comparable environment

You need a demonstrable understanding of “gender in development” concepts and the promotion of girls’ rights in the context of relevant International Conventions (Convention of the Rights of the Child, Convention for the Eradication of Discrimination against Women) and the Global Goals (SDGs).

Prior experience of working with major donors such as DFID, EU, USAID, ECHO, DIPECHO.

Excellent written skills in English for the development of proposals and the review of reports.

Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.

  • We are open and accountable
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering

Type of Role: 3 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Guinea-Bissau with frequent travel

Salary: Circa USD $80,000

Reports to: Sub-Regional Director - SAHEL

Closing Date: Sunday 10th December 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child-centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply:

United States of America: Director of Operations, WASH-FIN

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Tetra Tech
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Tetra Tech ARD (http:, is accepting applications for a Director of Operations to join its Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Project based in the Washington, DC area. WASH-FIN is a five year, ~$41M project recently awarded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). WASH-FIN seeks to close infrastructure financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation services through sustainable and creditworthy business models, increased public funding, and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment.

WASH-FIN goals include increasing the number of people with access to safely managed drinking water and/or sanitation services; strengthened capability of governments to track investments in WASH services; mobilized, sustained and reliable finance to invest in improved WASH service delivery at the local level; and strengthened ability of USAID and development partners to understand, scale, and replicate successful approaches to WASH finance.

The Director of Operations will play a vital role on the WASH-FIN core team serving as the second primary point of contact between headquarters and USAID, reporting directly to the Chief of Party.

The position is based in Arlington, Virginia.


* Draft policies, procedures, and corresponding manuals;

* Ensure that all employees stay current on policies, codes of conduct etc. and maintain effective personnel management records and files, per company policy;

* Provide general office administration and additional administrative support as needed;

* Manage and draft correspondence to the client and other primary stakeholders;

* Facilitate local procurement processes;

* Manage local and international subcontracts;

* Monitor project finances and accounting; and

* Provide guidance to ensure project compliance with USAID rules and regulations.


* Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a social or natural science, or a field related to one of the firm’s practice areas, Master’s degree preferred;

* At least 8 years of managerial experience, with USAID experience strongly preferred;

* Strong background in contracts management and procurement processes;

* Excellent intercultural communication skills;

* Excellent information management skills, with very strong attention to detail and understanding of requirements;

* Ability to organize work and perform independently while closely and appropriately coordinating with team members;

* Excellent writing, analysis, and synthesis skills;

* Fluency in French highly desirable;

* High level of proficiency in MS Office applications and database management;

* Must have relevant experience managing complex budgets;

* Must be comfortable working on concurrent projects and activities with poise and professionalism;

* Must be an energetic, enthusiastic, and positive collaborative team player; and

* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of this online application process:
* Letter of motivation explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity;

* A current CV in reverse chronological format; and

* List of 3 professional references including name, contact information, and professional relationship.

How to apply:

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration.**

Apply online at:

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech ARD’s ad posted.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Dec 2017



VSF Germany, Piedmont Plaza, Off Ngong’ Road, 2nd Floor, P.O Box 25653, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya



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. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia.

With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany would like to recruit the Regional Head of Programs. The position is based in the regional office, Nairobi with frequent travels to the Field/Country Offices. The position reports to the Regional Director based in Nairobi with dotted reporting lines to the Managing Director based in Berlin.

Overall Responsibilities:

Spear head strategic development and planning of the programs and projects for the organization in the various countries within the region. Quality control of the programs, donor relations, project implementation & donor reports, provide leadership & management to the regional program staff and is responsible for the budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

I. Projects Development

· Provide strategic direction to the projects, to ensure they work towards achieving successful implementation in a sustainable manner and responds to emergencies effectively and efficiently.

· Design programs and projects based on the Organizational Strategic Plan.

· Work with the Country Directors & Project Managers to diversify the funding base through developing existing or new relationships with donors.

II. Implementation and Quality of the Program

· Make key decisions in relation to the program implementation, and offer solutions to problems that arise during the implementation of programs in the region.

· Ensure the projects meet Donor & VSF G Quality Standards and international codes of conduct in project implementation.

· Develop an Internal Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

· Manage both donor and internal reporting on project implementation.

III. Management

· Motivate the regional program team and ensure they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.

· Participate in HR management to ensure the achievement of program goals & objectives, including recruitment, staff development, security etc.

· Develop country development plans with Country Directors for each country in the region.

IV. Networking and Communication

· Strengthen & build relationships with donors and other INGOs and government institutions and other stakeholders in the Region.

· Ensure regular and effective communications are maintained within the program, regional office and donors.

· Champion the development of lesson learnt and good practice documentation from VSFG’s intervention.

V. Budgetary responsibility

· Assist the program team to develop, finalize and closely monitor the program budget.

· Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure effective financial and budgetary control of the programs, according to donor & VSF G policy and procedures.

· Ensure corrective measures are taken to address over/under expenditure in the project budgets.

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills


• Degree in relevant field especially food security related disciplined (livestock, Agriculture etc)

• Postgraduate degree in development studies, project planning, veterinary medicine or international relations as an added advantage.

• A minimum of 8 years’ experience in management of development and humanitarian projects in the Greater Horn of Africa.

• Strong knowledge of major institutional donors (EU, ECHO, OFDA, BMZ, CHF, etc) regulations and systems

• Experience in complex emergency, big consortium is requested

• Good understanding of financial management of projects is a requirement

• Proven experience in donor liaison and negotiation and organization representation

• Practical experience in proposal development & grant making for humanitarian and development projects.

• Excellent computer knowledge (MS Office, SPSS, Web based data management systems etc).

• Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

• Willing to travel extensively to field locations including for extended periods


• Senior management experience highly preferred.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in managerial roles and donor reporting.

• Must be a strong, decisive and results oriented leader

• Understands the context within which VSF Germany operates in the respective program countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan South Sudan, Somali and Uganda) and willing to take security related risks

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to the email ; .**Indicate the Applicable Job Title on the subject**. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 20th December, 2017 at 16.00hrs. First interviews will take place in Nairobi from the 9th January 2018 and in Berlin from the 23rd January. Please be sure to keep your agenda clear at these dates.


NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 11 Dec 2017




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. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in the Republic of Southern Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety, drought responses and mitigation, but also developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating diversified income sources towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified Country Programme Manager (CPM) to support in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and key internal controls within the organization for a minimum period of 1 year with possible extension. This position is based at the country office in Addis Ababa with regular field visits in the different locations.

I. Overall responsibilities:

The Country Programme Manager will support at country level the design and strategic development of the projects by providing technical backstopping, capacity building and guidance to the Area Managers & Projects Managers’ (PMs) on project implementation. The incumbent will, review financial and narrative periodical reports, liaising with partners and donors in the country and regionally. In collaboration with the Head of Programs he/she will work towards developing and submitting new proposals

II. Leadership & Organization Development

  • Strategic programme development in accordance with the strategic plan for VSF G in the country.
  • Coordinate and ensure cordial relationship are maintained at Country and Regional level with government partners, donors, UN and international organization

III. Representation

  • Represent VSF Germany in the technical working group and networking forum at Country/ Regional level.
  • Act on behalf of Country Director in his/her absence
  • Attend project related meetings together with the PMs or in his/her behalf if he/her is not available.

  • Report regularly on the contents of attended meetings and developments that are of interest to VSF Germany to the Head of Programmes and Country Director

  • Support Project Management links with local authorities and partners

IV. Operations & Technical Backstopping

  • Lead project implementation by providing technical backstopping.
  • The Country Programme Manager is directly involved in the planning, designing, and implementation of projects
  • Implementation, supervision /monitoring and reporting of the projects and programs in the country.
  • He/She will support project staff through capacity building in project implementation and donor compliance.
  • Support PM’s and their teams in reporting by reviewing all financial and narrative reports and monitoring the project implementation progress from the same reports.
  • Coordination and guidance of PMs through regular planning meetings..
  • Systemisation and control of reporting from the field, working closely with PDM on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quality control of project proposals and reports written by the project managers
  • Systematization and control of a reporting system.
  • Link with Logistic and Finance sections at Addis Ababa level in order to facilitate issues related to procurement, transport and delivery of goods and equipment for the projects
  • Ensure donor compliance in project implementation.
  • Share country security information with senior management for planning and action.

Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required:-

• University Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Social Science, international development studies or related field

• Post graduate qualification in Management, specializing in food security and livelihoods, highly preferred.

• Over 7 years’ experience in programming in the NGO sector preferred including projects managements

  • Working knowledge of Ethiopia context is highly desirable.
  • Working Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and Reporting - an added advantage.
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel and manage tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of VSF Germany operational regions Afar and SNNPR will be an added value

How to apply:

An interested and qualified candidate who meets the minimum requirement should send the following through on or before 11th December 2017.

1. Cover letter for application only 1 page and updated CV not more than 3 pages in one document (with at least 3 professional referees).

2. One page summary table of educational background, work experience, skill and competence

DON’T SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or recommendation letter as you will provide them up on request only. Due to the urgency of the position we shall conduct assessments on an ongoing basis as applications are received, and once suitable candidates are identified, the search will stop. Closing date for receiving applications is 11th December 2017 at 23:59hrs. Indicate on the subject the Job Title. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.