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Project Management Assistant (OFDA/FFP)

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below: Project Management Assistant (OFDA/FFP) Solicitation No.: AID-620-S-00-18-00013-00 Location: Abuja Security Level Required: SBU Basic Function of the Position The Project Management Assistant is responsible for performing administrative, clerical, and financial, information management, programmatic support, and training support. These responsibilities are in support of four permanent staff and up to eight temporary duty staff assigned to the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) for Nigeria. The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of OFDA’s Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) and operationally support all team members from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Office of Food for Peace (FFP) team in Nigeria. The incumbent may also be asked to deploy internationally as an administrative coordinator (AC) or Administrative Officer (AO) on DARTs internationally or USAID Response Management Teams (RMTs) in Washington, DC, and to train other new OFDA/FFP administrative staff globally. Major Duties and Responsibilities Administrative Duties and Responsibilities (50%): Serves as liaison for all OFDA/FFP staff and the various administrative offices of USAID/Nigeria, and OFDA /FFP in Washington, DC. Supports all administrative duties for the office including reception, clerical, and general secretarial functions, i.e., receiving incoming calls and directing to appropriate staff, mail screening and distribution, photocopying, filing, managing contact lists, etc. Manages the stock of expendable supplies and orders office supplies as needed. Arranges local and international travel for OFDA/FFP employees, high-level visitors/delegations, and temporary duty (TDY) staff to Nigeria. Responsibilities include preparing travel requests, electronic country clearance (eCC) requests, hotel and transport reservations, applications for visas and permits, diplomatic notes, and other required documentation; arranging for modifications for TDY travel, home leave, rest and recuperation (R&R), and other entitlement travel per USAID guidelines; accurately preparing travel vouchers ensuring all OFDA/FFP transport and travel needs are assigned and completed. Manages day-to-day travel for OFDA/FFP staff, including coordinating logistics with motor pool and other assigned drivers. Provides logistical support for USAID-financed events, such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats, including preparation and timely transmission of correspondence to guests, preparation of background documentation and event materials, the arrangement of hotel bookings, and setting up of meeting rooms and equipment. Works with the USAID Executive Office to identify and procure suitable conference space and prepare related budgets. Submits access requests and serves as an escort for OFDA/FFP visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria. Oversees use and maintenance of OFDA/ FFP office equipment. Financial Management Duties and Responsibilities 20%: Serves as the primary liaison for all financial matters on behalf of the OFDA/ FFP staff to USAID/Nigeria and OFDA/FFP offices in Washington, DC. In consultation with the USAID/Nigeria Office of Financial Management (OFM), prepares the OFDA/FFP Nigeria annual office operating budget and procurement plan (approximately $1.4m in FY 18) and submits it to the SHA. Tracks pipelines in financial accounting systems, and maintains contract action and award dates. In liaison with USAID/Nigeria Executive Office, the controller and State’s OFM, ensure that funds are available and obligated in a timely manner. Examines and ensures that all vouchers submitted for payment have complete supporting documentation and administrative approval. Coordinates with the controller on the financial reviews of un-liquidated balances and the deobligation of un-liquidated funds for OFDA/FFP. Serves as OFDA/FPP liaison for all procurement activities with the USAID/Nigeria Office of Acquisition and Assistance Office (OAA) and maintains a tracking list of procurement actions. Serves as a primary requestor for administrative and program requisitions in USAID’s procurement system (Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS)). Prepares and submits all documentation, including purchase order requests, to USAID/Nigeria for the procurement of office equipment, supplies, furniture and services for OFDA/FFP in accordance with USAID guidelines and regulations. Serves as a member of Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) for OFDA/FFP procurements. Provides the USAID Executive Officer with any data call, including a breakdown of cell phone usage for OFDA/FFP staff (personal/official). Information Management Duties and Responsibilities (15%): Responds independently, accurately, and on time to action and information requests from OFDA/FFP offices in Washington, DC, OFDA and FFP staff in the field, and other offices. Drafts response to technical and non-technical requests as appropriate and reviews and edits documents for the format, grammar, and punctuation. In coordination with OFDA/ FFP staff, drafts and disseminates meeting minutes as needed. Establishes and maintains a travel calendar showing planned staff travel and meetings regularly updated (minimum monthly). Establishes and accurately maintains a weekly staff whereabouts list with current contact information for OFDA/ FFP in Nigeria, including permanent and TDY staff. Also serves as the OFDA/FFP point of contact to provide travel and contact information to OFDA/ FFP in Washington, DC, regional, and other local offices. Updates and disseminates USAID/Nigeria administrative and programmatic procedures, including delegation of authority and action clearances, and ensure OFDA/FFP staff adherence to these procedures when planning, designing, and implementing activities, including travel. Develops and maintains an updated OFDA/FFP partner contact list and manages communication and coordination with partners, under the guidance of the SHA. Assists OFDA/ FFP staff in establishing and maintaining common program and administrative electronic files (currently in Google Drive). Ensures the files are well-organized and filing is completed in a timely manner. Retires OFDA/FFP general and program files in accordance with USAID guidelines. OFDA Disaster Response Deployments /Administrative Assistant (15%): Serves as a Project Management Assistant or Administrative Coordinator on a DART, RMT in the OFDA Operations Center in Washington, DC, or assessment teams, or provides coverage for other OFDA/FFP field offices within and outside the SWAN region for short-term and long-term deployments. Manages DART’s and OFDA/ FFP motor pool and transport needs during the deployments. While serving on an RMT, provides technical guidance to RMT and DART members regarding staffing, travel, grants, contracting and fiscal requirements and procedures. Trains new administrative assistants hired in other OFDA/FFP offices, as needed, including possible travel to other office locations. Develops administrative assistant training materials. Trains OFDA and FFP staff on OFDA/FFP and USAID-specific administrative procedures and guidelines. Area of Consideration: Nigerians and all individuals eligible to work in Nigeria with a valid Work permit. Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands. Minimum Qualifications Required for this Position Education: College/ University studies in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, or related field is required. Prior Work Experience:  A minimum of three years in secretarial/administrative and logistics experience required. Post Entry Training: On the job training on USAID administrative procedures will be provided focused primarily on the Agency-specific established policies, procedures and regulations that govern: 1) USAID-specific Office Management, administrative support functions/responsibilities; 2) Agency-specific Petty Cash activities and reporting requirements: 3) Travel;4) Procurement; 5) General Services; and 6) Personnel. Language Proficiency:  (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level and specialization) Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, speaking, and writing ability is required. Job Knowledge:  Basic administrative work knowledge and ability to handle many detailed tasks and challenging situations at once. Ability to organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments and support other staff. Basic knowledge of Nigerian political, social, cultural and economic environment. Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills are required. The incumbent will need to possess the following personal traits: diplomacy, courtesy, patience, adaptability, initiative, flexibility, resourcefulness, cooperativeness. S/he must be able to remain levelheaded in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment. S/he must also be able to prioritize tasks effectively and to complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner. A solid knowledge base and demonstrated proficiency in computer operations, specifically Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and typing various correspondence formats (i.e., memoranda, letters, reports, faxes, etc.), as well as standardized documents and forms, is required. Evaluation and Selection Factors  Applications will be required to have the minimum qualifications expressed in Section II. Qualified applicants possessing skills above the minimum requirements will be assessed based on the following factors: Education (10 points) Work Experience (20 points) Knowledge (30 points) Language Proficiency (10 points) Skills and abilities (30 points) Market Value: N8,383,885.00 equivalent to FSN-8 In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of United States Mission, Nigeria (Effective July 8, 2018). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. Benefits/Allowances As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances: Benefits: Health Insurance Annual Salary Increase (if applicable) Annual and Sick leave Annual Bonus Allowance (as applicable): Transportation Allowance Meal Allowance Miscellaneous Allowance Housing Allowance Taxes: The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations. Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary. Method of Application Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered: Application for US Federal Employment (DS - 174) ; or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS - 174; Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g.transcripts, degrees, NYSC certificate/exemption etc.) A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry/email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section IV. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission. Submit Application to: Abujahr@usaid.gov Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF) Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB) Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB) Note Per this scoring rubric, Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are the most important factors. Applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a short list of applicants developed. USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate. After the closing date for receipt of applications, a committee will be convened to review applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be scored. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants. As part of the selection process, finalist candidates may be interviewed either in person or by telephone at USAID’s discretion. Reference checks will be made only for applicants considered as finalists. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. Only finalists will be contacted by USAID with respect to their applications.

Kenya: Consultant to conduct a Baseline Assessment on governance and livelihood for Youth with Disabilities in Siaya County

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Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

A baseline assessment will be conducted within Siaya county on disability and employment with a main focus on collecting and analyzing reliable and existing information across Siaya’s sub counties; Groups of persons with disabilities (DPG) will be used in the collection of the data and enhancing their capacities to use the data for advocacy; and linking social protection schemes with employment policies and strategies. The consultant will work with the county government in Siaya County, County statistics offices, DPGs, in inclusive and disaggregated data collection.

Data collected will be key to learn about the socioeconomic situation of persons with disabilities, and the barriers they face, including the specific barriers faced by youth and women with disabilities. The results of the baseline assessment will be used to inform the implementers, the donor and the involved stakeholders about the level of needed intervention and to enable an evidence based adjustment of the action if considered justified. The assessment will also be in ensuring the baseline information will be used in the project design and in benchmarking the project’s success or failure hence a need to provide specific data.

Analysis of the findings and a conclusion will provide the following: Determine the key barriers and enablers to access, uptake of employment opportunities among youth with disabilities.

Bridging the traditional concerns of politics and economics within youth with disabilities in Siaya County and how power and resources are distributed and contested including the implications it has for development.

· Determine current levels of knowledge, attitude and practice towards improving of economic levels among youth with disabilities within Siaya County and the contribution of policies on the same.
Determine the capacity of the County policies and formal response systems (including public, private, civil society organizations and community initiatives) to provide employment opportunities as well as increase economic levels among youth with disabilities and the various platforms they have laid out in Siaya so as to ensure Persons with Disabilities are targeted

  • Time-frame The assignment is expected to commence starting September 7th 2018 and is expected to take a maximum of 21 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation, report-writing

How to apply:

Mode of Application

All applicants should include the following:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Technical proposal: The technical proposal should include

a) brief explanation about the consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work b) Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished c)proposed methodology and d)draft work/implementation plan

  1. Copies of similar assessment done by the applicant.

  2. A written indicative submission on understanding of ToR, Methodolody / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc)

  3. References 6. Resume; Applications with non-returnable CVs, testimonials and 2 samples of previous work related to this assignment (baseline survey reports) should be submitted on or before 29th August 2018: 5:00 pm via email to jobs@andy.or.ke


Somalia: Senior M&E Officer

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Organization: Adeso
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 26 Aug 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIOR M&E OFFICER

Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Position Title: Senior M&E Officer

Reporting To: Program Manager - SSNP

Working With: Project Officer, Livelihood Officer, Community Mobilizers And Adeso Field Staff

Program/Duty Station: Dhobley with Frequent Travel to the Field

Duration: Five (5) Months

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will lead the design and implementation of the Project Monitoring And Evaluation Framework as well as the Project Information System, develop and manage the Project‘s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) in collaboration with project staff and partners. He/she will also lead in the analysis of project data to assess progress and areas of improvement, develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program, guide reporting processes among technical staff and consolidate program reports.

POSITION PURPOSE

  1. Be responsible for the day-to-day field M&E activities implementation for the Lower Juba region.

  2. Ensure timely collection of M&E data.

  3. Lead, motivate and supervise the field assistant and staff on the proper use of the M&E tools in liaison with Project Manager.

  4. Support internal learning, capacity building and facilitating quality improvement in relation to MEAL data.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Under the guidance of the Program Manager carry out M&E activities implementation in Lower juba region

· Support the development and implementation of clear, practical M&E plans.

· Establish data collection systems within programs when requested/review existing data collection tools and systems.

· Support teams through regular meetings and on-the-job support; to gather, collate, and analyze monitoring data, as well as to report on findings from monitoring activities.

· Undertake regular visits to the field to support beneficiary accountability processes.

· Participate in the development of templates and guidelines for data gathering, collation and reporting in liaison with program managers and coordinators.

· Provide technical support to program teams with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting when requested; work with program staff to do monthly analysis of output data.

· Improve gathering and use of qualitative data, e.g. through use of case studies.

· Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments; actively collect data where necessary.

· Implement electronic, mobile data collection systems in the M&E or MEAL processes;

· Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the field office level, as well as across offices.

· Participate in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section's work plan, ensure compliance to specific assigned objectives.

· Provide guidance and support to staff as needed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essentials

· Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Economics/any other relevant field, or equivalent experience.

· At least three (3) years’ experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.

· Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.

· Strong interpersonal and community mobilization skills.

· Proven experience in training and capacity building.

· Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Somali.

· Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel and other statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, EPI info)

· Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited and ability to adjust to difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances;


How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org, quoting “**Senior M&E Officer**” in the email subject matter, by 26th August, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.


Research and Participation Officer

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Organization: British Red Cross
Closing date: 03 Sep 2018

Flexible location within UK Full time, 35 hours per week Fixed term - 6 months £21,299 - £24,494 per annum, dependent on experience (plus Inner London Weighting, if applicable)

Could you provide insight into how we can better support people affected by migration and / or family separation

We are looking for someone with lived experience of migration and/ or family separation to join our team as a Research and Participation Officer. In this role, you will conduct a piece of research with people affected by migration and/ or family separation in order to explore how the British Red Cross' Restoring Family Links (RFL) services can be improved. The research will specifically look at prevention, maintaining family links, and the accessibility of the service. The research will present findings and propose recommendations.

In order to do this, the Research and Participation officer will meaningfully engage people who share personal experience of migration and/ or family separation, this will be to understand what is most important to people about the RFL service and how they think the service could improve.

Meet the team Restoring Family Links helps people look for family members, clarify the fate of those who remain missing and, whenever possible, reunite families. The team offers two main services:

  • International Family Tracing : the service aims at restoring and maintaining contact between families who have been separated by armed conflict, political upheaval, natural disaster or migration.
  • Family Reunion : the service helps refugees with the process of bringing their families to the UK. Every year, the service supports over 2,000 people with visa applications or travel assistance.

This role might be for you if... You're analytical - you have the ability to conduct research, examine findings and present information clearly.

You bring people together - you're comfortable facilitating workshops and making sure people from different cultures and backgrounds feel involved and engaged.

You're a great communicator - you will need to communicate clearly in spoken and written English and show an understanding of how to discuss sensitive ssues with people who have personal experience, so as to not cause harm or distress.

The nature of this role is around involvement and participation and recognising that people are experts by experience. In order to reflect how much we value those with lived experiences, this role is looking for candidates who have personal experience of migration and, in particular, family separation. We want this person to reach those who might not ordinarily approach us who have made difficult journeys and are living the misery of separation. In order for the job holder to truly build trust and credibility with people accessing the service, their own personal lived experience will be essential. In light of this, there will be significant support for the person so they can work safely and ensure their own emotional wellbeing.

As this is a paid post, candidates would need to have the right to work in the UK.

The role will require significant travel throughout the UK, to Geneva to meet with ICRC and our sister National Societies, and internationally in order to involve those with lived experience.

This will be an exciting project so we are looking for someone to be available to start the role as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications is 23:59) Monday 3rd September. Interviews will take place on 7th September in London.

If candidates would like to discuss the role or the application process, particularly if people have not had formal education or career pathways, please email Jo Straw at or call on 07720 097 815.

We would welcome applications who can show they match the person specification through experience.

A little bit more about us... The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

Connecting human kindness with human crisis


How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=ZWlsaWRoLjYxNjkxLjM4MzBAcmVkY3Jvc3MuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


Kenya: Gender Expert, Kenya

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Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Gender Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a Gender Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Gender Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of gender into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor gender-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify gender-specific challenges and opportunities for female social and economic empowerment, particularly in household decision-making.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of gender activities that employ intergenerational and male engagement approaches.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on gender mainstreaming for clients.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and assessments that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing women's empowerment in agriculture.
  • Advise on and support development, collection, and analysis of indicators for measuring gender gaps and empowerment; identify and mitigate risks for intended and unintended impacts; support collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, alignment, and/or roll-out of policies and procedures to promote gender mainstreaming and equitable business practices.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating gender into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in sociology, anthropology, women's studies, gender studies, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; with an international NGO mainstreaming gender equity into food security, nutrition, or agriculture programs.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience facilitating training on gender, leading gender analysis and/or gender audits, providing gender technical support to organizations and institutions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven successful ability to conduct gender analyses, including leading research teams, facilitating focus groups, and conducting interviews.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop evidence-based recommendations and interventions to promote gender equity and women's empowerment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents, analyses and reports in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.
  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Team Leader, Kenya

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Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Team Leader, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a creative and dynamic Team Leader for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Team Leader will implement a strategy to accomplish sustainable gender and nutrition outcomes in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania and will strengthen networks and collaboration with government agencies, private sector companies, and NGOs working in agriculture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical and managerial oversight and leadership in the design and implementation of annual work plans and strategies and ensure that interventions create sustainable development outcomes.
  • Serve as Program Manager for the IGNITE program responsible for operational and financial compliance with the donor and Tanager's policies and processes.
  • Consider and address access to finance obstacles faced by women and youth-led businesses, and ensure activities are designed and implemented to be inclusive of these groups. Guide the entire project with a clear, consistent, and committed vision.
  • Lead the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of nutrition-sensitive and gender-integrated agriculture interventions with identified institutions.
  • Oversee relationship and contracts with subaward partners responsible for model development and evaluation of select interventions; provide guidance on relevant data collection practices (WEAI and nutrition) and impact evaluations.
  • Review and ensure quality content and quality writing of annual program reports outlining progress towards meeting activity deliverables and targets as well as any lessons learned, success stories and upcoming activities.
  • Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with peer implementing organizations, private sector companies, and government stakeholders that will strengthen and expand the reach of IGNITE's technical assistance.
  • Provide technical leadership on the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and gender.
  • Maintain positive and dynamic relationships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IGNITE clients, and local partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in agricultural economics, business administration, or other relevant technical fields.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; at least 5 years of program management in a supervisory role.
  • Experience working with agricultural market systems, rural producers, farmers' associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales, and/or governments.
  • Demonstrated track record in providing technical and managerial leadership on sizable gender-integrated agriculture programs, preferably with a nutrition lens.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and effectiveness with strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition and gender-inclusive agriculture interventions.
  • Proven experience building organizational capacity of national or regional-level institutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, technical, and reporting skills for a high visibility, flagship program.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.
  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Nutrition Expert

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Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Nutrition Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking an experienced Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Nutrition Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of nutrition into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor nutrition-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify nutrition-sensitive approaches that increase consumption of safe, nutritious food.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods.
  • Apply gender best practices to introduce innovative approaches to address barriers to intrahousehold allocation of food and joint decision making over household nutrition, income expenditure, and production decisions.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture for clients.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, and/or roll-out of nutrition-sensitive business policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating nutrition into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and evaluations that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing equitable consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious food year-round.
  • Support identification of local service providers; conduct trainings and other capacity building activities for identified local service providers; accompany local service providers in providing technical support to IGNITE clients.**QUALIFICATIONS:**

  • Master's degree in nutrition, public health, or a relevant discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; including a minimum of five years' experience facilitating training on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, leading nutrition analysis, and identifying nutrition-sensitive interventions for agriculture programs or organizations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating nutrition into agriculture projects and knowledge of nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts in sub-Saharan Africa; experience in West and East Africa preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proven successful ability to design and conduct trainings and workshops and lead interviews, focus groups, and other formative research methodologies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.

  • Understanding of gender-integrated agriculture concepts in Africa and ability to integrate a gender lens into nutrition-sensitive approaches.

  • Experience working with agricultural market systems, rural producers, farmers' associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales, and/or governments.

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.

  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.

  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Human Resources Specialist, P-3

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world. Human Resources Specialist, P-3 Job Number: 515533 Location: Maiduguri, Borno Job Descriptions How can you make a difference? Under the supervision of Operations Manager, manage human resource activities including the supervision of human resources staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization. Provides guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals. Recruitment, Selection and Placement: Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human resources needs of the office and the organization. Promote equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection and placement of staff. Support the office's human resources needs for national professional officers, general service, and temporary employees by implementing proper and expedient recruitment procedures.  Ensure organizational human resources targets are met while ensuring the recruitment and retention of a diverse body of staff of the highest calibre. Work to establish a targeted approach to recruit specialized talent, with particular focus on MTSP areas, to fill posts requiring specialized expertise, at the global, regional, or local level. Establish and implement results-oriented action plans and sound budgets to coordinate targeted recruitment efforts with identified need at UNICEF in the short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term. Policy Implementation and HR Administration: Establish and maintain equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff. Ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities. Identify opportunities for the country office to support UNICEF’s global HR priorities, campaigns and partnerships, and lead, advise or recommend new initiatives to adopt in the office. In close coordination with the Regional Office and DHR, implement and administer the equitable, transparent and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established job classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements. Capacity Building and Career Development: Opportunities to develop and support capacity among country HR staff, other colleagues and other relevant partners are regularly identified and addressed as appropriate. In coordination with the relevant partners, the Regional HR Development Committee and DHR, implement timely and effective staff learning and development programmes and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to strengthen their capacity building and advance career development planning. Support and utilize a database on staff development activities and training contracts and take follow-up actions for processing of external collaborator contracts and implementation of planned training activities. Determines training and learning needs in consultation with organizational units at HQ and in the field in order to identifyorganizational competency gaps and gender imbalances. Plans and arranges regional operations workshops/learning programmes for organizational competency building. Advises on staff learning/development, career development, coaching and counselling in operations area that is gender-sensitive. Strategic HR Planning and Management: Provide ongoing guidance, interpretation and technical support to management of the country offices in the  area of HR management. Provide accurate and sound technical analysis to the management and HR planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design, and change management. Liaise with the HQ Divisions to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and local implementation; advise on the applicability of new strategy and guidelines to country office HR plans and activities.  Provide feedback and make recommendations from a field perspective on the establishment and improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and change management and resolution of HR issues and problems. Participate in or support Country Programme Strategy Review and Regional Management Team Meetings to identify new trends, priorities and requirements. Participate in Global workshops and meetings for the strategic planning of Operations/Human Resources/Information Technology/Supply. Management Excellence in the Office: Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in  HR and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection (based on merit and the needs of the organization), staff  counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities. Effectively manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) of the office and ensure both are optimally utilized. Monitor compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR; ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls. Staff and Management Relationship Management: Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues.  Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office. Inter-agency Cooperation, Networking and Partnerships: Ensure active coordination of HR initiatives with other agencies.  Maintain effective and steady communication or working relations with UN agencies to seek harmonization. Support common strategies and approaches for enhancement of the HR reform within the UN Common system. Collaborate with UN/UNICEF HR colleagues in the region, cooperate with partners in the locality, including Government and NGOs to identify and explore the “best practices” in HR area. Participate in the inter-agency coordination, conferences and other forums to improve HR planning, implementation, staff learning and development, recruitment, etc. Emergency and Staff Security: In coordination with management and the staff, plan and ensure effective emergency preparedness and rapid responses in case of emergency. Properly and promptly investigate and respond to emergencies affecting staff, including immediate actions, and if necessary, coordination with UN agencies and other parties concerned, in accordance with the UN and UNICEF emergency and security policy and guidelines. Emergency Preparedness and Response: Assists in monitoring and assessing the emergency preparedness plan including its validity for the current crisis, i.e., the security situation and immediate actions needed, the ability of the office to function, the funds that have been reallocated from existing sources, etc. Advises on adapting the emergency preparedness and response plan as necessary, with particular attention to gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies. Requirements To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: Education: Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds, in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas. Experience: Five years of relevant professional HR Management work experience.  Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).  Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security. Language: Fluency in English is required.

Assistant Technical Officer, Protection

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Assistant Technical Officer, Protection Requisition: 2018200264 Location: Damasak, Borno Supervisor: Technical Officer, Protection Project Description Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance. These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis. FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions Basic Function The Assistant Technical Officer, Protection will assist the Technical Officer, Protection in providing psychosocial support activities at one of three field sites’ health facilities and safe spaces. Under the supervision of the TO, Protection, the ATO, Protection will support in managing all activities related to SGBV/PSS at their assigned field site. Duties and Responsibilities Provide SGBV psychosocial support activities to support social cohesion at field site. Support the ATO Case Management on GBV related cases. Provide supportive supervision and mentoring to community volunteers to monitor the applications of their training knowledge. Assist a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and access to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals. Support PSS group activities at safe spaces and in the community. Assist all aspects of Protection at field level. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements BA/BS in SGBV/PSS or a similar degree with 1 to 3 years’ relevant experience in SGBV and PSS with a sound understanding of protection in humanitarian relief settings. Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is highly desirable. Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable. Knowledge, Skills & Attributes: Knowledge of SGBV and PSS in crisis situations. Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around SGBV. Knowledge of Nigerian security and law enforcement, in regards to SGBV reporting and response. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Experience in social work. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication. Well-developed computer skills. Remuneration The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees: Core benefits: Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs) Dental insurance Vision coverage Group life and AD&D insurance Health savings account Long-term disability Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) Dependent life insurance Business travel insurance Supplemental personal accident insurance Supplemental disability Life insurance Paid vacation, sick and parental leave 403(b) retirement plan Pension plan Other benefits (will vary depending on work location): Public transportation program On-site fitness center Local credit union membership Health and wellness program Employee assistance program Qualified tuition programs (529 plans) Bicycle subsidy Legal assistance plan Pet insurance

Assistant Technical Officer, Child Protection

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Assistant Technical Officer, Child Protection Job ID: 2018200954 Location: Banki, Borno Project Description FHI 360 has expanded its scope of coverage into humanitarian assistance with an aim to provide emergency services to populations affected by conflict in Borno state and specifically in newly liberated areas.  FHI 360 received funding from OFDA to implement life- saving health and reproductive health, Water and Sanitation (WASH) and Protection services in Dikwa, Ngala and Banki Local Government Authorities (LGAs) of Borno state, North East Nigeria. FHI 360 plans to expand its geographical coverage to Damasak and also establish program activities in the Child Protection Sub Sector. Under the protection sector, FHI 360 aims at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals through increased access to psychosocial support services and integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) support and Child Protection.  Key activities under the Child Protection sub sector includes: Improving access to timely and quality Case Management services for children at risk Strengthening and Supporting Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms Setting up Child Friendly Spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of Children affected by conflict Protecting excluded children Integrating Child Protection in WASH and Health Basic Function The ATO, Child Protection will be in charge of setting up and implementing child friendly spaces to meet psychosocial, development and cognitive needs of children affected by conflict. S/He will also set up and support the operationalization of community based child protection mechanisms. The ATO, CP will also be responsible for all child protection awareness activities at community level with an aim to raise awareness on child protection related issues. Duties and Responsibilities In coordination with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on the existing criteria of selection, community based child protection committees in each community. Hold regular meetings with the community based child protection committees and follow-up on actions to improve welfare of children in the community. In collaboration with community leaders, local government authorities, identify based on pre -existing criteria the selection of Child Protection community volunteers who will work to disseminate child protection activities in the community. Train and provide overall technical support and mentorship for community volunteers in charge of conducting CP awareness activities In coordination with the Technical Officer, Child Protection and the Protection Coordinator select and train CFC animators to mobilize children and engage them in Child Friendly Spaces activities on a daily basis. In coordination with beneficiaries and community leaders, identify suitable locations for setting up Child Friendly spaces in the assigned community Regularly monitor and CFC activities ensuring that the activities meet age appropriate needs of children including children with special needs. Conduct regular feedback sessions with children to collect information on the relevance and usefulness of activities to children and make recommendations to improve such activities Liaise with the ATO, Case Management to ensure child in need of case management services are referred to ATO,CM for support. In coordination with CP community volunteers, child protection committee members, leaders and local leaders and government authorities, organize and implement CP awareness campaigns on major international campaign days such as Day of the African Child, 16 days of activism etc. In coordination with the local government, child protection management committees and the CP technical officer, identify children in need of alternative care placement and provide support to ensure the children have access to safe alternative care through regular monitoring. In coordination with the TO, CP establish a child protection LGA level coordination meetings and CP referral pathways. Adhere to the child protection guiding principles always. Compile weekly, biweekly and monthly activity reports as may be required Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements B.Sc/BA in Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience with NGO or CBO. 1 year relevant experience Child Protection programming including Case Management. Mandatory experience in Child protection projects. Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable. Knowledge, Skills & Attributes: Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection activities. Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri Excellent report writing skills Good communication and negotiation skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection issues Ability to live in the field with minimum access services Excellent computer skills Dynamic, pro-active Knowledge on CPIMS+ an added advantage Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision. Remuneration The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees: Core benefits Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs) Dental insurance Vision coverage Group life and AD&D insurance Health savings account Long-term disability Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) Dependent life insurance Business travel insurance Supplemental personal accident insurance Supplemental disability Life insurance Paid vacation, sick and parental leave 403(b) retirement plan Pension plan Other benefits (will vary depending on work location): Public transportation program On-site fitness center Local credit union membership Health and wellness program Employee assistance program Qualified tuition programs (529 plans) Bicycle subsidy Legal assistance plan Pet insurance.