Apr 25, 2017

PROJECT TIPPING POINT INTERN (PREVENTING CHILD MARRIAGE)

NGO Job Vacancy



At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us. CARE is seeking an intern for our Tipping Point  Knowledge Project, which works to prevent child marriage through adolescent girl empowerment. Suggested start date: May Suggested end date : August 1, 2017 Learning Objectives: The intern will have an opportunity to apply their skills to translate our programming knowledge in to visual design products for our peers, stakeholders, and documentation purposes. Primary Responsibilities: The intern will be tasked to package and produce various products speaking to the experience of Phase 1 of Tipping Point. This will include briefs, video clips, zines. Video from the Photovoice experience in Bangladesh and Nepal Briefs for International Day of the Girl Template and dissemination of Spotlight – Tipping Point’s newsletter to our global peers Help with conceptualizing other products Primary Skills: Proficient in English (Verbal & Written) Proficient in MS Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) B.A. in Graphic Design or other related field Creative Cloud experience, graphic design, motion graphics, video editing, ability to conceptualize visual products    

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Cambodia: Communications EU Aid Volunteer – CAM

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: ACTED
Country: Cambodia
Closing date: 18 May 2017

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative provides opportunities to European citizens and long-term residents, from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diversity of skills and professional experience, to get involved in humanitarian aid projects, support the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid in third countries and engage in volunteering opportunities, through deployment.

Description du pays

Cambodia is a thriving country with 7% annual economic growth in 2015 and as such the country is now transitioning to a lower middle income status. However, the country still faces many obstacles as part of its development process. With 51% of its population under the age of 25 years old, many such challenges are faced by the country’s youth. High drop-out rates from main stream education by youth has led to many young people lacking tangible skills to gain meaningful employment opportunities leaving them at risk of exploitation and human trafficking. For those that do find employment, it is often in low skilled jobs with high risk of sexual gender-based violence against women, and labour rights abuses for youth in general.

As a result, ACTED is working to :

– reduce the risk of sexual gender-based violence against female hostesses in Phnom Penh;

– improving labour law compliance in the Cambodian hospitality sector

– providing access to innovative Non-Formal Education to vulnerable youth in the province of Prey Veng.

The main objective of the EU – Aid Volunteer will be:

To provide technical and coordination guidance to all supporting functions of Cambodia country office and specifically to communications.

Description du poste

External Communications

• Overseeing design and editorial content for all online and social media content for ACTED Cambodia

• Design all IEC materials for ongoing projects

• Ensure adherence to donor visibility guidelines and project specific communication plans

• Provide ACTED’s HQ with all necessary communication materials including flash news, new articles, annual report

• Pro-actively identify media opportunities as well as plan and implement media events such as press releases and press conferences

• Set up and maintain media data base

Internal Coordination

  1. Internal Coordination and Communication

a) Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing from the Base, to the Area, Capital, and even up to the regional and HQ offices by taking minutes of the various ACTED coordination meetings

b) Send meeting minutes in a timely manner to HQ;

c) Inform ACTED HQ GMU and finance of latest developments, opportunities and challenges so that GMU can best advice on the way forward.

  1. Filing

a) File properly contractual project documents both in hard and soft copies;

b) Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.

Grant Management

• Compile and draft narrative project reports

• Collection of photo database adhering to ACTED’s child protection policy

• Support any other tasks as required by the Country Director

External Communication

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communication, international relations, politics science, project management, or a related field

• Fluent English (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skills;

• Prior work experience with an INGO in the agriculture and/or rural development sector

• Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;

• Good organisational and prioritisation skills;

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office;

Conditions

EU Volunteer benefits include: subsistence allowances in line with EU Aid Volunteer daily allowances (427.14 euros per month), coverage of all accommodation in the ACTED guesthouse, travel costs, a luggage allowance of 100 kg, provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance, reimbursement of visas and vaccinations costs and resettlement allowance.


How to apply:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV to jobs@acted.org

Ref : COMEUAV/CAM


Central African Republic: UN COORDINATEUR SANTE MENTALE ET PRATIQUE DE SOINS (H/F) - RCA

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 18 May 2017

Pays : RCA – Bangui

Contexte de la mission RCA : Action contre la Faim (ACF) intervient en République Centrafricaine (RCA) depuis 2006. Forte de son expérience dans le pays, les actions menées ont répondu au contexte changeant du pays en appliquant à la fois des approches d'urgence (avec notamment le mécanisme de réponse rapide aux mouvements de population), de relèvement précoce et de développement en fonction des zones et des besoins. Les projets, pour la plupart multisectoriels, sont aussi bien développés pour les populations urbaines, rurales que pour les déplacés dans les domaines de la Nutrition-Santé ; Santé Mentale et Pratique de soins ; Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène ainsi que la Sécurité Alimentaire et Moyens d'Existence. Réputée pour son expertise technique, sa capacité de réponse d'urgence et sa connaissance du terrain, ACF jouit également d'un bon niveau d'acceptance auprès des bénéficiaires favorisant la sécurité des équipes qu'elle déploie sur le terrain.
La mission RCA est aujourd’hui composée de 4 bases opérationnelles (Bangui, Bouar, Bossangoa et Sibut), et d’une équipe de 260 staffs nationaux et 40 expatriés.
Travailler en RCA avec ACF, c’est l’assurance d’intégrer une équipe dynamique et motivée intervenant dans tous les secteurs d’activités de l’association, au cœur des besoins humanitaire du pays.

Conditions de vie sur Bangui : A Bangui, le climat est de type équatorial avec une saison humide de mai à octobre et une saison sèche de novembre à avril. Les températures annuelles moyennes vont de 24°C à 27°C, les maximales atteignant 34°C.
Les expatriés logent dans des maisons communes qui sont équipées d'électricité et d’une connexion internet relativement bonne mais pas très stable.
Les chambres disposent de moustiquaires, de ventilateurs ou de climatisation et certaines disposent de leur propre salle de bain.
Le coût de la vie est abordable à Bangui. Le perdiem et les frais de vie donnés sont suffisants pour permettre des sorties régulières même si le choix est réduit. De nombreux restaurants de tous types existent et de nombreux maquis proposent poisson et autres spécialités locales.
Le couvre-feu étant à minuit en semaine et 1 heure le week-end, il est possible de trouver de nombreux endroits agréables où se détendre après le travail et pendant les weekends. Avec de nombreuses ONG présentes en RCA, les soirées inter ONG sont fréquentes. Une infrastructure sportive est également accessible avec piscine, tennis, squash et salle de sport.

Durée du contrat : 3 mois avec extension possible, à pourvoir dès que possible.

Le rôle : Sous la supervision du Directeur Pays, vous avez pour responsabilité de garantir la qualité, la pertinence et la mise à échelle de la stratégie et des interventions Santé Mentale et Pratique de Soins (SMPS) sur la mission, dans le respect des standards ACF et internationaux et des politiques nationales. Plus précisément, vous êtes en charge de :

  • Contribuer à la définition de la stratégie pays, et à la définition de la stratégie et des positionnements du département technique SMPS
  • Coordonner l’identification des besoins et la formulation des propositions de projets.
  • Garantir la qualité et la redevabilité des projets
  • Assurer la participation active d’ACF dans la coordination sectorielle nationale, les plates-formes techniques et développer des partenariats sectoriels
  • Management d’équipe, support technique aux responsables de programmes SMPS
  • Promouvoir la capitalisation, le développement, la technique et la recherche au sein du département SMPS

Nos programmes santé mentale et pratique de soins en RCA : soutien psychologique pour les adultes et enfants en détresse – Bangui et Sibut, prochainement Bossangoa. Notre équipe de travailleurs psycho-sociaux intervient sur les sites de déplacés, les écoles, les centres de santé et dans les communautés pour leur apporter les soins psychologiques nécessaires au traitement des événements traumatiques qu’ils ont vécu

Nos vidéos :

Le Blog de la mission où vous trouverez des articles sur nos programmes : http://ift.tt/2nYYGAR Une immersion au cœur de nos missions : http://ift.tt/2a997Z3

Le candidat :

Diplômé(e) de psychologie clinique de niveau master, vous justifiez d’une expérience d’au moins 2 ans sur un poste similaire, et notamment dans des contextes d’urgence. Vous possédez des compétences en développement infantile et trauma. Vous avez une expérience préalable dans formation et renforcement de capacités (équipes, partenaires…).
Vous êtes reconnu(e) pour vos capacités de gestion de projet et d’encadrement. Psychologue clinicien, vous avez des connaissances en psychologie transculturelle, psychologie humanitaire, et psychologie du développement de l’enfant.
Fin analyste, vous possédez des capacités rédactionnelles, une bonne gestion du stress.Sens de la confidentialité, bonne communication, bonnes relations interpersonnelles, maturité, demandés.
Maîtrise des outils informatiques et maîtrise du français à l’oral et à l’écrit obligatoires.
La connaissance approfondie du cadre d’intervention SMPS d’ACF serait un plus.

Conditions :

Rémunération de 1800 à 2300€ bruts mensuels selon expérience

Une prime spécifique est allouée pour ce poste (12% du salaire brut)

Prise en charge du transport, des frais de bouche et d’hygiène, hébergement individuel ou collectif, mutuelle

5 semaines de congés payés et 20 JRTT par an


How to apply:

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Afghanistan: National Gender Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 10 May 2017

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 19 countries.

AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve the quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network’s organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and promotion of private-sector enterprise and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities.

Objective of the Position:

To promote gender mainstreaming within AKF Afghanistan (AKF-A) through providing management and technical guidance and support to the gender teams in Kabul and in the regions. More specifically, ensure that AKF-A programming is gender sensitive and meets strategic requirements of gender equality and integration. This role will involve working in a high matrixes environment, with a range of individuals and teams within AKF-A to strengthen systems, guidelines, tools and processes and encourage continual learning on gender equality issues. In carrying out these functions the Gender Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the skills of AKF-A staff in gender mainstreaming are continuously enhanced. The candidate will be required to travel to the four regional offices (Badakhshan, Baghlan, Bamyan and Takhar), subject to security assessments.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

AKF-A Gender Unit

  • Establish, manage and recruit staff for AKF-A's gender unit, ensuring its relevance/alignment with AKF-A's country strategy and practical requirements.
  • Lead the development and implementation of viable work plans for the gender team in line with AKF-A’s country strategy.

Capacity Building & Knowledge Sharing

  • Provide technical support, mentoring and guidance to the AKF-A gender team. This includes organizing and convening periodic team meetings to consolidate progress and generate knowledge through lessons learned and best practices or approaches.
  • Lead the development of gender mainstreaming training, including the developing of relevant manuals, conducting workshops and providing hands-on training for gender focal points in their respective regions, where necessary. This may also include supporting the human resources department by providing customized and practical gender training for new recruits, consultants, interns, and volunteers.

AKF-A Gender Strategy

  • Lead the development and coordinate the operationalisation of AKF-A’s Gender Equality Strategy (2017-2021) in consultation with the Regional Office and National Program Office.

Gender Research

  • Lead in the identification of gender research needs; coordinate and review the work of consultants carrying out gender-focused or integrated research and development

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • In collaboration with the MERL unit, work with M&E staff to ensure data collection is gender sensitive, and that the tools successfully monitor the implementation of the program commitments, including the Gender Equality Strategy
  • Develop performance indicators and guidelines to promote effective gender mainstreaming across all AKF-A projects

Policy and Partnerships

  • In collaboration with the Partnerships Unit, provide technical inputs on new expressions of interest, concept papers, and proposals in line with the Gender Equality Strategy
  • In collaboration with the Policy Unit, contribute to the development of policy papers, guidelines, standards and tools related to gender equality.
  • Provide suggestions for innovative initiatives that can strengthen AKF-A’s policy and programming work in promoting gender equality.

Commitment to organization value and code of conduct

  • To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects organization’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Occasional Significant Duties:

  • Represent AKF Afghanistan in internal and external occasions when and as identified by the program implementation director.
  • Contribute to the internal review of donor reports on gender-related work.

Decision Making and authority:

  • As the Manager, the candidate is responsible for overseeing and signing-off on all gender-related work as described in the scope of this job description.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and at least five years of relevant experience in a similar or related field.
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment, preferably in a conflict zone.
  • Desirable: Experience working in Afghanistan.
  • Willingness to live, work and travel in conflict zone.
  • Desirable: Fluency in Dari or Pashto

Required Core Competencies

  • Strong analytical and communications, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in ambiguous contexts
  • Sensitive to religious, cultural and gender issues in the Afghan context
  • Ability to critically analyze and provide constructive recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Good team player and ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues
  • Strong sense of personal initiative and problem-solving skills

How to apply:

Application:

Please apply through our Career Centre: http://ift.tt/t1a3Ml

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safeguarding of children from abuse.


Senegal: Expert en génie rural - SENEGAL

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 14 May 2017

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, la CTB recherche un (h/f):

Expert en Génie Rural – SENEGAL

Projet d'Appui à la Réduction de l'Emigration Rurale

dans le Bassin Arachidier (PARERBA)

Réf.: SEN/16/033-3B

Lieu d’affectation: KAOLACK (avec de nombreux déplacements vers les régions de Thiès, Fatick, Diourbel et Kaffrine). Le lieu d'affectation rend difficilement envisageable une expatriation en famille avec des enfants ( pas d'école internationale; Kaolack se situe à 3 heures de route de Dakar).

Durée du contrat: 36 mois

Date probable d’entrée en fonction: juillet 2017

Package salarial mensuel: (cat B417) entre 5.074,53 euros et 7.114,76 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de la composition de ménage et de l’expérience professionnelle pertinente.

Projet:

Le PARERBA (avec un budget de 18.000.000 d’euros), s’inscrit dans la vision du Trust Fund de l’Union européenne qui consiste à travailler sur les questions d’emploi et de migration tout en partant des acquis du projet BARVAFOR de la CTB (fin du projet 30/6/2017) qui travaille aux bases de la création d’activités économiques agricoles dans une région à forte tendance migratoire. Ce projet a réalisé un certain nombre d’ouvrages hydro-agricoles qu’il s’agit de completer et valoriser avec et au profit des populations locales.

Les objectifs et résultats ont été définis comme suit :

L’**objectif** global de l'action est de « contribuer à freiner l’émigration rurale en accroissant les opportunités économiques pour les ménages et les jeunes ruraux. »

L’**objectif** spécifique est de « consolider et de créer des emplois durables dans les chaînes de valeur agricole dans le bassin arachidier avec une attention particulière pour les jeunes et les femmes, tout en contribuant à la sécurité alimentaire ».

Quatre résultats sont attendus:

Résultat 1 : L’eau productive est mise durablement à la disposition des exploitantes et des exploitants pour une meilleure utilisation des ressources foncières durant toute l’année

Résultat 2 : Les productrices et producteurs s’organisent pour augmenter durablement leur production et trouver des débouchés pour leur produits (maraichage et riz)

Résultat 3 : Des jeunes femmes et hommes formés créent ou développent des micro-entreprises dans des filières agricoles

Résultat 4 : Les leçons apprises sont capitalisées et communiquées

Fonction:

Sous la responsabilité du Manager d’intervention, l’Expert Génie rural est plus particulièrement responsable du résultat concernant la gestion de l’eau et des infrastructures hydro-agricoles (R1).

Fonctions techniques

  • Préparer le plan de travail, les chronogrammes d'activités et les rapports réguliers d'avancement et veiller au bon déroulement technique des activités

  • Coordonner l’équipe en charge du Résultat 1 tout en assurant la collaboration indispensable avec le reste de l’équipe.

  • Evaluer les progrès ou les insuffisances dans l’exécution des différentes activités en rapport avec les programmes et plannings établis, et définir les mesures nécessaires et recommandations jugées utiles afin de parvenir, dans les délais impartis, à la réalisation de l'ensemble des objectifs poursuivis ;

  • Identifier les besoins d'études spécifiques complémentaires et préparer les termes de référence se rapportant aux actions proposées, procéder au recrutement en temps opportun des spécialistes recherchés ou prévus dans le cadre du projet ;

  • Proposer les différents types d’aménagements primaires (barrage, forage, etc.) et secondaires (réseaux d’irrigation, puisard, d’aménagement des parcelles) adaptés aux conditions locales et socioculturelles, ainsi que les solutions d’exhaure (type de pompage, énergie, matériaux et équipements) leur système de maintenance (amortissement) et de gestion ;

  • Proposer et assurer la mise en place avec les partenaires d’ingénierie sociale le système de gestion des infrastructures, des tours d’eau et des redevances ;

  • Veiller à la prise en compte des questions de foncier et des différents conflits dont il est souvent la cause dans la mise en œuvre des activités a toutes les étapes via des concertations entre acteurs, des études d’aménagements (parcellaire), en accordant une place importante aux femmes et/aux jeunes.

  • Proposer des infrastructures ou activités connexes aux aménagements pour assurer d’une part que les impacts environnementaux des ouvrages et chantiers soient reduits au minimum et que principes de la gestion intégrée des bassins versants et des ressources en eau soit intégrés dès le départ (reboisement, plantes de fixation des sols, cordons pierreux, mise en défens, haies vives, couloirs de passage,...)

  • Analyser les partenaires publics et privés potentiels concernés par la maitrise d’ouvrage et l’accompagnement des usagers (Ingénierie sociale) et leurs capacités et proposer une stratégie et des activités de renforcement ;

  • Réaliser l’élaboration des différents documents contractuels, le lancement des appels d’offres ; participer à l’analyse et l’évaluation des offres, l’adjudication et l’administration des marchés travaux, fournitures et services ;

  • Suivre la réalisation des études et des travaux, avec participation aux réceptions provisoires et définitives importantes ;

  • Appuyer les acteurs locaux et déconcentrés dans l’appropriation des méthodes de planification et de suivi-contrôle relatif aux ouvrages et à leur entretien;

  • Contribuer aux réflexions relatives aux modalités de financement et de gestion des ouvrages et de toute la chaine de valorisation des ouvrages (aménagement secondaire, affectation des sols production, commercialisations périmètres, approche filière) ;

  • Assurer la prise en compte effective des thématiques transversales environnement et genre ;

  • Assurer une fonction de veille et d’assurance qualité des prestations des différents partenaires du programme ;

    Fonction de suivi-évaluation, capitalisation et communication

  • Participer aux actions d'évaluation périodiques des activités et des résultats, assurer le suivi des risques. Produire les documents d'analyses et rapports correspondants ;

  • Capitaliser les expériences réalisées et assurer leur dissémination.

    Profil:

Niveau de formation requis

  • Diplôme Master d’ingénieur génie rural, gestion des ressources hydriques, ingénierie sociale (spécialisation ressources hydriques) ; sciences du sol ou équivalent.

    Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées

  • Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 5 ans dans la mise en œuvre de programmes de développement rural avec un fort volet de production et valorisation agricole basée sur des aménagements hydro-agricoles en milieu rural (de préférence en Afrique subsaharienne) ;

  • Expérience dans la construction d’ouvrages et la gestion sociale technique et économique de périmètres hydro-agricoles ;

  • Bonne expérience dans le domaine du renforcement organisationnel ;

  • Expérience avérée en animation de réunions/ateliers en milieu rural.

Connaissances requises

  • Méthodologie pour des études de faisabilité technique, sociale et environnementale des ouvrages et aménagements ;

  • Bonne connaissance des procédures de marchés publics et des principes gouvernant l’octroi de subsides ;

  • Très bonne capacité de rédaction, d’analyse et de synthèse ;

  • Très bonne connaissance du français ;

  • Des connaissances et une pratique d’intégration du genre et de l’environnement;

  • Très bonne maîtrise des outils informatiques standards environnement Windows : Word, Excel, Powerpoint, outil de planification (MS Project ou équivalent) et base de données.

    Aptitudes comportementales

  • Adhésion aux valeurs de la CTB : engagement, respect, responsabilité et intégrité ;

  • Bonnes aptitudes à la communication ;

  • Capacité d’organisation proactive et de mise en pratique des décisions prises ;

  • Ayant une forte sensibilité à la durabilité des systèmes agraires et la préservation/restauration des ressources eau et sol.

Intéressé(e)?

Postulez au plus tard le 14/05/2017 via notre site web : http://ift.tt/2lRLr4A.

Pour toute question supplémentaire, contactez-nous au 02/505 18 65.


How to apply:

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Burundi: Consultant for Mid-Term Evaluation of Agri-Business Incubation Programme

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Spark
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 07 May 2017

Position:

Consultant for Mid-Term Evaluation of Agri-Business Incubation Programme

Location:

Burundi

Application Deadline:

07 May 2017

Duration:

Full time for 15 days

Start Date:

Mid May 2017

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their conflict affected society into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing not-for-profit development organization with 80 staff members which supports young entrepreneurs to start or grow their own businesses. SPARK provides displaced youth with access to higher education in fragile areas. Moreover, SPARK assists post-secondary education institutions to reform their curricula to better meet the needs of the labour markets. Based in Amsterdam, SPARK has offices in among others Abidjan, Amman, Beirut, Belgrade, Bujumbura, Gaziantep, Erbil, Hargeisa, Juba, Kigali, Mitrovica, Monrovia, Ramallah, Sanaa and Tunis.

SPARK is currently looking to fill the position of:

Consultant for Mid-Term Evaluation of Agri-Business Incubation Programme

Programme Summary

The Agri-Business Incubation Program (ABIN) programme on business incubation and entrepreneurship development has been designed as a contribution to some of Burundi’s most pressing concerns: food security and poverty alleviation. In general, there are two approaches that seek a solution to these problems a) investment in farmer level organizations and b) value chain development. Business incubation is an alternative path for agricultural commercialization and agri-business development that can complement other approaches.

The goal of this programme is to increase food availability year-round and employment opportunities in rural regions, in particular those of women and youth, in selected target regions in Burundi. This will be achieved by establishing a network of specialised agribusiness incubation centres in rural areas in Burundi providing services for potential agribusiness entrepreneurs (with a special focus on women and youth) and existing agribusinesses to enable them to innovate, add value, increase production and develop new markets.

However, the implementation of programme activities in 2015 has suffered from the effects of political turmoil in Burundi. This led to a temporary break in field missions to Bubanza and Cibitoke as the security situation in both provinces was considered to be fragile. Due to such break in the implementation of activities, an extension to the programme has been requested.

Objectives of the mid-term programme evaluation

In May 2017, SPARK will conduct an external mid-term evaluation of the ABIN Programme. This analysis of the programme will cover progress made towards the intended outputs of the project, as well as management structures and operational elements (e.g. overall performance of programme staff, timeliness of reporting, effectiveness and efficiency of programme activities).

On the basis of the mid-term evaluation, recommendations will be drawn up and implemented to modify objectives and project targets, and strengthen project management structures and procedures, where necessary.

Based on the findings of this mid-term programme evaluation, a decision can be made upon extension and expansion to other provinces.

Tasks

The consultant(s) will undertake the following tasks:

· Conduct meetings with key programme staff of SPARK and local partners.

· Design the evaluation, including data collection tools for the project and relevant programme indicators and sampling techniques and size.

· Conduct desk reviews of secondary information and programme documents including the project proposal (including log frame), implementation and M&E plans of the programme, donor regulations, programme financing agreements, programme baseline survey, progress and financial reports, existing data collection and monitoring tools and any other relevant documents.

· Obtain feedback on data collection tools from key SPARK and partner staff and finalize draft data collection tools to be tested.

· Collect data from a representative sample of individuals from the target groups and key stakeholders, through information gathering tools including but not limited to – key informant interviews (KII) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs).

· Assess progress on and quality of implemented project activities.

· Data processing (data entry, verification and analysis).

· Report writing and submission of first draft report for review from SPARK.

· Presentation of findings and recommendations to and validation by key stakeholders (SPARK, partners and other identified actors working with the project);

· Finalize the report incorporating feedback and submission of final report.

Expertise required

The evaluator(s) should be (a team of) experienced and independent consultant(s), freelance or from a consultancy organisation, with at least the following expertise:

· Advanced university degree in International Development, Social Sciences or any other related field

· A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in international development and project evaluation.

· Demonstrated experience in agri-business and value chain development in fragile states.

· Previous professional experience in Burundi is desired.

· Have an understanding of operating conditions in less stable environments.

· Advanced analytical and report writing skills.

· Be willing to travel to Burundi.

· Fluent in English (both reading and writing).

· Knowledge of French and/or Kirundi is an advantage


How to apply:

The deadline for submission of applications is 7th of May 2017. All applications should include the following:

· Cover letter (maximum 1 page) stating the candidate’s availability during the months of May 2017

· CV’s (up-to-date) of all study team members, including three references with contact details.

· Technical proposal: Which should include:

· Brief explanation about the Consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work.

· Profile of the Consultant to be involved in undertaking the evaluation. Understanding of the ToR and the task to be accomplished, including clear explanation of all qualitative and quantitative methods the consultant is proposing to use and a clear plan for data analysis.

· Draft work plan including a detailed time schedule.

· Financial Proposal: Which should include consultancy fees that include VAT, with a breakdown of days*fees per deliverable (excluding: accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for data collection; and costs related to other persons that will take part during survey process, workshops).

Interested consultants or firms should submit their applications to vacancy@spark-online.org by 07 May 2017 with reference in the subject of email as “ABIN Mid-Term Programme Evaluation”. Further information may be requested and questions may also be discussed per telephone with Nikolaos Koufos at +31 20 7530311. Response to questions will be shared with all interested candidates. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

**Due to a large volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant. After the deadline for application we will screen all applications and will invite selected applicants for the first round of interviews. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants

Attachment: Please download the attachment of this vacancy at the following link:

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Jordan: Security, Context and Access Advisor - based in Amman

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Handicap International
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 28 Apr 2017

PRESENTATION OF HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Under the Direction of Humanitarian Action, the expatriate will be recruited for this mission:

MISSION CONTEXT

The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Six years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of health and psychosocial support care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.

HI is managing a large humanitarian program from 4 hubs (South, Centre, North and North-East), along 4 main pillars:

  1. Support to health partners (local NGOs and health structures) and management of health teams for the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
  2. Emergency distributions of food baskets, household essential items and/or hygiene kits to people who experience a sudden degradation of their living conditions due to renewed conflict, displacement and/or exclusion from humanitarian assistance.
  3. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
  4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and health and inclusive livelihoods) The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES OF THE EXPATRIATE

Under the responsibility of the Head of Mission (HoM), and in close relation with the four Area Coordinators in the four hubs, s/he will be in charge of:

  • Ensure regular follow-up and analysis of the political, military and security context and trends in Syria;
  • Support the hubs in the preparation of security documents and the implementation of security procedures;
  • Support the hubs and the HoM in the negotiations to obtain access and the organisation of assessment visits in security-sensitive areas.
  • Maintain / expand HI’s network of contacts with relevant security, context and access referents of other international agencies.
  • Support the regular analysis of risks for the hubs and the overall mission and the implementation of mitigation measures.
  • Support the AreaCos and the HoM in the management of security incidents
  • Replace the AreaCos for security management during their absences (in case of need).

Transversal links:

  • Area Coordinators
  • National Security focal points in each hub
  • Regional Security Advisor

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPATRIATE

  • Context analysis / follow up
  • Security and safety management
  • Access
  • Risk Management
  • Representation and coordination
  • Reporting

PROFILE REQUIRED

  • A Bachelor degree in Political Sciences, International Relations, Security Management. Middle Eastern Studies, Humanitarian Assistance or another relevant subject, is mandatory. A Master’s degree in any of these fields is a strong asset.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in security management and/or context analysis in conflict contexts, preferably with humanitarian INGOs;
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in a contemporary conflict context in the Arab world (Syria, Iraq, Yemen and/or Libya), with at least 1 year of direct work on Syria.
  • Additional professional years in project, program and/or base management in different humanitarian settings and different intervention sectors are a strong asset
  • Proven experience in producing quality reports and documents, including maps
  • Experience in providing professional briefings and trainings is a strong asset

  • Knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory; knowledge of Arabic (Levantine dialect, oral and written) is a very strong asset.

  • Sound understanding of the main political, social, and cultural aspects of the Syrian context

  • Strong IT skills, including the use of different communication devices, computers, GPS and mapping software

  • Effective communication, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a multidisciplinary teamwork.

  • Ability to work under high pressure, in a flexible way, with a great level of autonomy

SALARY

  • Salary from 2,700€(gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate)
  • Perdiem : 603.88€ (net)
  • Insurances : medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 1 day per month
  • Status : position open to couple/family posting
  • Housing : collective or individual (in case of couple/family) posting); taken in charge by Handicap International

How to apply:

http://ift.tt/2jLz7O8


Jordan: Head, Infrastructure Services Section, P-4 HQ Amman

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 21 May 2017

Vacancy Announcement

Head, Infrastructure Services Section, P-4

HQ Amman

Deadline for Applications

21 May 2017

(7 May 2017 for internal applicants)

Duration

2 years, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Vacancy Announcement Number

17-AM-HQ-21

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women and welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

We are building a SMART Enterprise that partners with the business to benefit the Palestine refugees

The Information Management Department (IMD) is a strategic enabler of UNRWA’s programmes in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and Gaza. With over 35,000 staff members serving over 5 million Palestine refugees, the programmes deliver direct services to the refugees in the areas of education, health, relief and social service, infrastructure and camp improvement, and microfinance services. IMD is always at the forefront when it comes to introducing innovative business solutions that impact the organization’s overall value chain even as it embarks towards a future ready state that is defined by the SMART Enterprise Strategic Framework.

Do you want to make a lasting difference?

If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestinian refugees, this role will give you the opportunity to lead a team of ICT experts and be responsible for providing innovative technical/business solutions that will contribute towards the vision of a SMART Enterprise for UNRWA.

The main responsibilities include:

· Implementing and managing all aspects of Agency ICT Enterprise Infrastructure Services operations in terms of planning, developing, deploying, monitoring, maintaining, operating and documenting adequate and reliable ICT enterprise infrastructure services, for the provision of:

(i) Data center hosting operations, internally and/or outsourced, including central applications hosting services, network management services, e-mail services, database management, access management, ICT security services and information production services;

(ii) Network and global telecommunications operations covering data, voice and video services by utilizing LAN, WAN, PABX, Internet and satellite services.

· Implementing and managing all aspects of ICT Infrastructure Services management in terms of standards, policies, instructions and guidelines covering:

(iii) Acquisition, use, maintenance, upgrade, and disposal of Infrastructure services, systems, equipment, and connectivity;

(iv) ICT security, backup and access management;

(v) E-mail and unified communications systems management.

· Managing section initiatives, plans, budget and resources;

· Managing and implementing ICT security procedures development, enforcement, monitoring and documenting in relation to voice and data transmission security, information access control, equipment physical security and facilities access security; manage security incidents, security assessments activities and vulnerability testing;

· Participating in various technical aspects of tendering procedures to acquire and deploying required ICT infrastructure solutions and services and managing ongoing technical contractual relationships with service providers;

· Participating in enterprise information management systems implementation activities and leading ICT infrastructure design and implementation activities, ensuring that infrastructure services delivery, operation and support aspects are ready for go live operations while adhering to the defined Change Management process;

· Participating in Agency ICT Strategy formulation, conducting research and leading the analyses of emerging and market technological alternatives, solutions and trends in the form of market research and feasibility studies;

· Participating in the ICT Change Management and Disaster Recovery Planning activities;

· Supervising and managing assigned staff and resources, including distribution of work assignments, providing guidance, reviewing and reporting on performance, and providing required training to ensure staff skills and knowledge cover all aspects of delivered services.

Conditions of service

UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package including annual salary starting at $70,647 net tax free with post adjustment of 36.4% (subject to change without notice). All UNRWA duty stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

ü Dependency allowances

ü Rental subsidy

ü Education grant for children

ü Home leave travel

ü 6 weeks (30 working days) annual leave

ü Pension fund entitlements under the

UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

ü International health insurance; optional

life insurance

ü Disability protection

Additional information

The incumbent of this post will be required to travel throughout the Agency's area of operations in the Middle East.

To qualify for this position, you will need:

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in computer engineering, telecommunications engineering or other related discipline; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Work

experience

• At least eight years of progressively and relevant professional experience in managing and implementing enterprise ICT infrastructure, four of which must have been in a senior position practicing and implementing various enterprise ICT infrastructure services in a global ICT service setting, including data center management, systems hosting and local and wide area network infrastructure; including two years of relevant experience outside one’s home country;

• Advanced knowledge and extensive experience in developing and implementing enterprise ICT infrastructure technologies, data center and network operations center operational standards and policies, including ICT service design, transition, and operation best practices as well as Disaster Recovery Plans and Business Continuity Plans;

• Experience with preparing ICT related Request for Proposals (RFP), bids analysis, contract negotiations and management, and service level agreements management in a complex ICT environment;

• Practical experience with IT security operations, including vulnerability testing, security assessments and the application and integration of IDS and IPS;

• Practical experience and solid knowledge of a variety of ICT technologies in various infrastructure domains including network management and corporate e-mail systems, specifically with MS server technology, MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, CISCO networking products and the application and integration of firewalls, QoS, encryption and compression over WAN links;

• Demonstrable management of large projects and supervisory experience.

Language(s)

Excellent in written and spoken English.

Desirable qualifications:

· Advanced certifications in ITIL framework, information security (CISSP or CISM), project management (PRINCE2), network and datacenter technologies and operations, disaster recovery planning and/or other relevant ICT infrastructure management certifications;

· Knowledge of the mandate and mission of UNRWA as well as the cultural, political and social environment in which it operates;

· Work experience in an international context;

· Working knowledge of Arabic language.

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of information technology;

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

· Ability to convey complex technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical staff, both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner;

· Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound decisions;

· Ability to independently plan and prioritize work, set clear objectives, work well under tight deadlines, monitor performance against deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

· Positive attitude, customer service oriented and strong communication and negotiation skills;

· Ability to lead and motivate subordinates.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

http://ift.tt/1KNQpDM

Text Box Who we areFor over 65 years the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine UNRWA has been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan Lebanon Syria West Bank and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine refugees in the Middle East UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight UNRWA restores safety dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing education health care relief and social services camp infrastructure and improvement microfinance and emergency assistanceFor more details on UNRWA please visit httpswwwunrwaorg

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

The retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service in the UN Common System after 1 January 1990 is 62 and 65 after 1 January 2014. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

Date of issue: 24 April 2017/ LA


How to apply:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.


Ukraine: National Consultant on technical support new amalgamated municipalities in using of property, Kiev Ukraine (Open to Nationals only)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 01 May 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background

Decentralization is one of the top priority reforms in today's agenda of Ukrainian reforms that eventually aims at establishing open, transparent and efficient local governance to ensure quality and accessible public services including those in the social sector. A key dimension within the decentralization reform is consolidation of municipalities considering that the large number of fragmented communities[1] simply lack sufficient resources to generate income and provide quality services. The government hopes to reduce the number of territorial communities from approximately 11,500 to 1,500 in a few years.

As for today, the policies applied in Ukraine in relation to children and families with children are constantly improved; furthermore, corresponding work systems are implemented at the local level. However, under decentralization, territorial communities face the challenge of organizing social activities and provide social services to children and families with children. Local authorities do lack understanding of the nature of social policy to be implemented with human development as its core task; nor do they approach education, healthcare or social protection matters in their entirety, as an integrated system. The same problem they faced is how to choose the right the way for proper and effective use of property that exist on different level of subordination (state property, municipal property etc).

The impact of the current decentralization efforts on child well-being and performance of social sectors has not been assessed. Despite positive expectations in the long-term, at present, the decentralization of social services can present both threats and opportunities for child related services. That is why UNICEF needs to provide methodological recommendation for effective and efficiency use of current social infrastructure in new amalgamated municipalities based on the needs of children and families with children.

Goal

Technical support for new amalgamated municipalities in creating and proper development of integrated social protection system with particular focus on local social needs by achieving a flexibility in using use of property that exist on different level of subordination (state property, municipal property etc).

Main Recipients / Users

The main recipients / users will be the new amalgamated municipalities, ministries and other agencies that work with decentralization and social sector reform:

Ministry of Social Policy, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Finance

Local self-government;

Civil society, including NGOs, non-commercial organizations;

International donor and development/ human rights organizations, including UNICEF.

Scope and deliverables:

  • Provide legislative analysis and support for the denationalisation of Ukraine's social sector.

Establish working process on mentioned issue in piloting new amalgamated municipalities (defined by Ministry of Social Policy).

Review of current legislation on state property and its allocation at local level. Provide relevant report with list of recommendation for further legislative changes.

Develop questionnaires for benchmarking tool on situation with state and municipal property in new amalgamated communities, which can be used for strengthening integrated social protection system.

Develop methodological recommendation on using state property for the purpose of integrated social protection system at local level (by new amalgamated communities).

Cooperation with UNICEF:

The Contractor shall work in close contact with, Social Policy Section and other experts of UNICEF and consultants in the field of establishing integrated system of social services and support for eastern regions.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results:

Performance will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Quality of the deliverables (quality of methodology of research, data collection, report);

  • Accountability (timeliness of implementation of all stages of research, timeliness of reporting to UNICEF)
  • Qualification and professionalism of experts participating in the research.

Apart from the indicators above, such areas as work relations, accountability and communication will be taken into account for assessment.

Qualifications/specialized knowledge/experience required to complete the task: An expert to be selected for this Consultancy should meet the following requirements:

University degree in law, justice or interface, Phd will be beneficial;

  • Not less than 5 years experience in working with the land's property issues at local or state level;

Deep understanding of state property legal aspects in Ukraine;

Deep understanding of state procedures in reviewing state property on target use.

Experience in development recommendation on policy changes, regulatory documents, strategies and advocacy campaigns;

Experience in participation of working groups meetings, round tables etc.

Knowledge of English will be beneficial, but not required.

Definition of supervision arrangements:

UNICEF Social Policy Officer will be the direct supervisor for the contractor. UNICEF recourse in the case of unsatisfactory performance:

In the event of unsatisfactory performance, UNICEF will terminate the Agreement. In case of partially satisfactory performance, such as serious delays causing the negative impact on meeting the programme objectives, low quality or insufficient depth and/or scope of the assignment completion, UNICEF will decrease the payment by the range from 30% to 50% of the contract value as decided jointly by the Contract Supervisor and Operations Manager.

Support provided by UNICEF:

UNICEF Social Policy Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, as well as other experts and consultants of UNICEF will provide technical assistance and consultations.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2pgrYf1


Ukraine: National Consultant to support in development of a National Annual report - 2016, Kiev Ukraine (Open to Nationals only)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 01 May 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background

During the last years Ukraine has been taking several essential steps on the road to the protection of children's rights, both on the political and legislative levels. A significant number of national programmes to ensure children's rights were developed that have greatly improved the situation in the country and places addressing children's issues among the priority objectives of the country.

In Ukraine the main approaches to acceptance and realisation of children's rights determined by both international and domestic legislation have changed significantly over time. These changes are due to the focused attention of the state on the interests of the child, on the improvement of the mechanism of control over observation of current legislation on child welfare, and the development of the institutions of social and legal protection of children. However, the consequences of this period of transformation, incomplete economic reforms and political instability still have their negative impact both on the general situation in the state and on child welfare.

The development of official reports represents one means of monitoring the situation of children and the effectiveness of the implementation of state child welfare policy. The National Annual Report is a shared vision of the ways in which to create the most favourable conditions for the development of children in Ukraine.

2.Goal

Support of development National Annual Report on situation with children in Ukraine – 2016 (AR 2016); insure that Annual Report is ready in time, presented for Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights and AR recommendations approved for implementation.

3.Main Recipients / Users

The main recipients / users will be ministries and other agencies that work with children and families with children- specifically:

Ministry of Social Policy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance;

Local self-government;

Specialists in the area of social policy, economy, state finance, social services;

Civil society, including NGOs, non-commercial organizations;

International donor and development/ human rights organizations, including UNICEF.

4.Scope and deliverables:

- Review and analysis of proposition on thematic of AR 2016, received from Inter- Ministerial Commission's members. Define and agreed the AR 2016 thematic with MoSP.

- Develop AR 2016, including structure of AR 2016, analyses needs of children based on AR thematic, analyses of legislations, recommendations for national policy improvements, etc.

- Present AR 2016 on Inter-Ministerial Commission on Child Rights

5.Cooperation with UNICEF:

The Contractor shall work in close contact with, Social Policy Officer and other experts of UNICEF and consultants.

UNICEF has the ownership of all data / information / conclusions, collected data bases, analysis, prepared recommendations. The use of data / information / conclusions for publications or any other form of presentation / dissemination could be performed only upon agreement with UNICEF.

6.Selection Process:

All applications will be reviewed for eligibility and technical evaluation by representatives of UNICEF and Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. Selection process will consist of 2 stages: CV evaluation and interview.

7.Performance indicators for evaluation of results:

Performance will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Quality of the deliverables (quality of methodology of research, data collection, report);

Accountability (timeliness of implementation of all stages of research, timeliness of reporting to UNICEF)

Qualification and professionalism of experts participating in the research.

Apart from the indicators above, such areas as work relations, accountability and communication will be taken into account for assessment.

8.Qualifications/specialized knowledge/experience required to complete the task:

An expert to be selected for this Consultancy should meet the following requirements:

University degree in sociology or interface, Phd will be beneficial;

Not less than 5 years experience in social sphere and assessment of the situation of certain categories of children;

Experience of conducting sociological research using the method of semi-structured interviews, in-depth interviews and group focused interviews;

Experience in developing state reports, sate assessments etc;

Deep understanding of social protection system in Ukraine with focus on child related issues;

Experience in participation of working groups meetings, round tables etc.

Have good analytical and writing skills;

Knowledge of English will be beneficial, but not required.

9.Definition of supervision arrangements:

UNICEF Social Policy Officer will be the direct supervisor for the contractor.

10. Description of official travel involved:

No travel is envisaged by this assignment.

11. UNICEF recourse in the case of unsatisfactory performance:

In the event of unsatisfactory performance, UNICEF will terminate the Agreement. In case of partially satisfactory performance, such as serious delays causing the negative impact on meeting the programme objectives, low quality or insufficient depth and/or scope of the assignment completion, UNICEF will decrease the payment by the range from 30% to 50% of the contract value as decided jointly by the Contract Supervisor and Operations Manager.

Support provided by UNICEF:

UNICEF Social Policy Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, as well as other experts and consultants of UNICEF will provide technical assistance and consultations.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2pdoCYp