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Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 09 Feb 2017

1. Background

1.1. Context

According to the Ministry of Education (MoE) statistics, since 2002, the number of children in all types of schools (general, TVET, Islamic, etc.) has increased almost nine fold, reaching 9.2 million. In general education it has reached to 8.6 million students in 1394 (2015), of which 39% were girls. The Human Development Index (HDI) indicators show that expected years of schooling have reached 9.3 in 2014 (up from 5.6 in 2000). These are remarkable achievements. Nevertheless, enrolment and attendance rates remain low:

  • Only 42% of students (aged 5-14) are enrolled in schools. Enrolment rates are 55% in primary (7-12 years age) and 32% in secondary education. An estimated 3.2 million of children remain out of school.

  • There is a sharp drop in girls’ school attendance after primary school, where their net attendance (21%) is only half of that of boys (43%).

  • Attendance is significantly lower in rural areas than in urban areas, especially for secondary grades, where it is half.

  • More than half of the children (51%) enrolled in school are also involved in child labor activities, while only 31% of working children attend school.

The reasons for non-attendance in education are a multi-facetted issue, related both to questions of access and quality of education, but also to wider socioeconomic factors.

  • Infrastructure: more than 50% of schools continue to function without a proper school building, while others are in school buildings which lack crucial infrastructure (electricity, boundary wall, water well, latrines) and equipment (computers, books).

  • Teachers: the Ministry of Education estimates that up to 42’000 tashkeel teacher positions would have to be added to ensure the grade-specific student/teacher ratio. However, no new teacher positions have been approved in the national budget for 4 consecutive years. Existing positions are sometimes occupied by teachers who do not have the necessary qualifications. The lack of qualified teachers is especially pronounced for female teachers and higher grades.

  • Curriculum: the current curriculum contains too many different subjects. Anecdotal evidence shows that the (perceived) lack of relevance of what is taught in schools is a factor in parents’ decision to not send their children.

  • Security: in 2016, up to 700 schools have been closed (for several days, weeks or months) due to insecurity. Some of these schools have also been used as military bases for both parties to the conflict. In addition, even if the school continues to operate, parents may not send their children (especially girls) if they perceive the context as insecure.

  • Economy: the weak economic situation of many families, especially in rural areas, leads to high rates of child labor (at home/ on the family farm, or outside). Families may also lack the means to send their children to neighboring villages or to the district center, especially for secondary education (transport, accommodation).

  • Culture: in certain areas of Afghanistan, conservative social norms hamper the access of children, especially girls, to education beyond lower primary level.

An additional challenge is posed by the high levels of population growth, which make Afghanistan one of the youngest countries in the world. Over 50% of the Afghan population is younger than 15 years and every year, the number of school-age children increases. This places a significant burden on the national budget, which remains largely donor-funded. Education, including higher education, receives the third highest share of national budget allocation (13%), behind security (36%) and infrastructure (21%). At the same time, up to 400’000 young adults enter the labor market each year and struggle to find employment.

In 2016, the Ministry of Education has elaborated the new National Education Strategy Plan (NESP III), which will enter into force in summer 2017. The plan is based on three interlinked pillars, addressing quality and relevance, access, and institutional capacity building. Funding for the plan will be provided on-budget through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and administrated by the World Bank. In addition, the Ministry of Finance covers up to 40% of the spending on education. Off budget projects from different donors further contribute to the development of the education sector.

1.2. SDC’s strategic orientation

Inclusive socioeconomic development is a focus of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Afghanistan 2015-2018, implemented by the Swiss Cooperation Office Afghanistan (SCOA) based in Kabul. SDC considers investments in quality education services a key investment in the long-term development of the very young Afghan population. As a result of Swiss contributions, the following strategic outcomes are planned for the SDC Afghanistan programme in 2015-2018:

  • Men and women, girls and boys, especially from poor families living in rural areas, improve their livelihoods.

  • Government Institutions, especially at the sub national level, provide more and better demand-driven basic services in the targeted areas.

Funding for education projects corresponds to approximately 15% of the total SDC budget in Afghanistan.

1.3. SDC’s current engagement in education

Switzerland has been supporting education projects in Afghanistan since 2003. Switzerland is a comparatively small donor in the context of Afghanistan, but remains firmly committed to continue its support to the Afghan people and state. SDC is actively engaged in education-related policy dialogue and donor coordination.

SDC is currently funding the Government Schools Support Program (GSSP, 2003-2018) implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation and the Enhanced Balanced Education Program (BALEDU, 2012-2019), implemented by GIZ. The overall objective of both programs is to improve the teaching and learning environment for school children in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Takhar and Bamyan provinces of Afghanistan. The intervention strategy of both programmes contributes to increase the education quality at the regional and national level. In particular, the progammes work with MoE national departments to train secondary school teachers, administrators, shura members and the lecturers from teacher training colleges (TTC) and teachers development centers (TDCs) including academic supervisors at provincial education departments (PED).

In addition, SDC also contributes to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), through which a majority of education expenses in the country are funded. Switzerland is also a donor to the Global Partnership on Education (GPE). This grant is managed by SDC’s head office.

2. Objective and Scope

2.1. Purpose

SDC intends to prepare a new long-term intervention in the education sector to be implemented starting from 2018. As a key part of this process, SDC is commissioning this review in order to assess the relevance, efficiency and sustainability of its past cooperation (through GSSP and BALEDU) and to outline key features of a new initiative.

The main purpose of this review is to provide well-founded and solid recommendations for the development of future interventions in the education sector in line with SDC’s cooperation strategy (2015-2018) for Afghanistan, the NESP III and other relevant national policy documents (if any), as well as with global education priorities. It should assess the perspectives, potentials and constraints in the Afghan context. The review should in particular focus on if and how SDC as a small donor can provide added value to the education sector in Afghanistan. It should assess entry-points for Swiss support, both in terms of sub-sectors as well as potential partners.

2.2. Review Questions

While focusing on the above mentioned purpose, the review should give well-defined answers to the following key questions:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of GSSP and BALEDU: what worked especially well, what didn’t and why?

    • Are the projects relevant to the needs in the education sector, are they coherent with national priorities and the global agenda?

    • Are the projects implemented effectively and efficiently? Do they do the right things and the things right?

    • Are the projects sustainable? What could be done to improve their sustainability?

    • What are key lessons learned from these two projects which should be taken into account in future interventions?

    • Added value compared to large on budget projects (EQUIP, GPE)

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the wider institutional landscape in education (including community-based education and vocational education): who is doing what and how?

    • Who are the major actors, governmental and non-governmental in the Afghan education sector and its sub-sectors?

    • What are their capacities, strengths and weaknesses?

    • What are emerging potentials and risks for long-term engagement in the sector?

    • How can a future Swiss intervention contribute meaningfully to defined policy goals? How should a Swiss intervention be designed to be of significance at national level? Which education sub-sectors should SDC focus on? In particular, is there room for a meaningful engagement in the TVET sector? How can the inclusion of the poor, women, and marginalized groups be enhanced? How should a future intervention be designed to contribute to strengthened service delivery of the state? What would be the added value compared to on budget support through ARTF?

  • Which modalities (grants/contributions, contracts/mandates, other partnerships, etc.) are best suited for future SDC education interventions? If applicable, outline the profile that an implementing agency would require to achieve sustainable results, both in technical terms as well as in cooperating with and strengthening public service delivery.

3. Methodology

The team will conduct a desk review of relevant global, national and SDC internal policies, strategies and plans; as well as of the relevant project documentation for GSSP and BALEDU.

In Kabul, the team will meet with the SDC management and relevant program staff. As appropriate, the team will meet other donors, government institutions, international organizations, implementing agencies/NGOs, selected representatives from social organizations and individuals.

The assignment does not require travel to the provinces.

4. Deliverables

  1. A brief inception report detailing how the review will be conducted, including key research questions and methodology aligned with the objective and scope of the study, as well as a work plan and a list of potential interviewees.

  2. A draft report, providing comprehensive and well-structured information and answering the review questions outlined above.

  3. A final report, taking into account SDC’s comments and feedback on the draft report.

5. Required expertise and skills/ Team composition

These TOR are for a team of two to three consultants (international and national, female and male) with expertise in the education sector in general and in particular in Afghanistan and/or similar contexts.

In particular, the team should have the following expertise and skills:

  • Proven experience in conducting reviews of development projects in the education sector

  • In-depth knowledge of the Afghan education policy framework and institutional landscape in particular

  • Technical expertise in effective educational development project management (education- PCM)

  • Good Knowledge and experience on education reforms

  • Good interpersonal skills and time management

6. Logistics and Security

The team must be able to arrange logistics (transport, accommodation, visa) on its own account. SDC will support the team in the visa process upon request. SDC will also facilitate access to relevant information, organizations and stakeholders upon request.

The team is responsible for its own safety and the safety of its staff (including relevant insurances). SDC is not liable for any kind of damage to staff or property and cannot be held accountable for any claims or costs related to injury, death, and loss of or damage to property. SDC will facilitate access to security related information and provide the team with a security briefing upon request.

7. Timeframe

The review will be conducted in March/April 2017.

Preparatory works/ desk review

7 days

Meetings and data collection in Kabul

6 days

International travel (if applicable)

2 days

Report writing

7 days

Total max.

22 days


How to apply:

Interested consultants are requested to send

  1. Up to date CVs of their proposed team members

  2. A detailed budget including all costs related to the assignment

  3. A brief concept note (max. 3 pages) outlining the approach and methodology, as well as a draft work plan/ timetable for the assignment

to SDC Kabul (kabul@eda.admin.ch). Only complete submissions will be taken into consideration and phone calls will not be entertained.

Submissions must be received on or before 9th of February 2017.


Human Rights Officer (Recruit from Roster)

UN Job Vacancy



Level : P-3
Job ID : 71619
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Human Rights Affairs
Department/Office : Field Missions
Duty Station : BISSAU
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 1/31/2017
Deadline : 2/14/2017

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Turkey: Head of Programs and Resources

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Al Sham Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Job Description:

· Participate to make annual implementation plans as per the General Policy and Strategic Plan of the organization.

· Participate to prepare the budget for the projects and programs that will be implemented by the organization.

· Follow up the implementation of programs and plans that will be implemented by the organization as per the decision to be taken by the Board of Directors for the executing of works and he will monitor directly the offices management.

· Manage the life cycle of the projects by specifying the requirements and making planning and research and arrange the required financing, make contracts with companies, follow up the implementations, provide the required assessment and control. Additionally he will prepare documents and reports and he will assess the impact of the project.

· Ensuring that assigned quality system is implemented.

· Supervising departments responsible for marketing, relationship and media.

· Supervise the works and performance of offices and related departments. And he will managing the resources, he will enable progress to be achieved in line with the requested standards.

· Build strong cooperation and relationship with Governmental institutions, local & international private institutions or any other related institutions.

· Approve ideas and taking of initiatives in order to improve the performance of the office and related departments.

· Assign competent staff in the office and related departments and he will try to improve their expertise and skills within the frame of adjustment.

· He will prepare periodic and risk reports within the scope of the work.

· Execute offered tasks in the field of his expertise.

Job Requirements:

· University diploma, eight years of experience in executive and administrative works.

· Minimum five years of experience in Human Institutions as relation to work methods and management.

· Skills related with development, using initiative, follow up, organization, directing and leading.

· Skills for creating solutions as relating with problems.

· Skills related with organizing, planning, negotiating, and communicating.

· Expertise relating with management and marketing for projects and for creating budgets in financial respect.

· Good level of reading and writing Proficiency in Arabic and English.

· Perfect level of skills for using office programs and computers.

· Having knowledge about marketing and media works.


How to apply:

Please send your CV via e-mail to careers@alshamfoundation.com and indicating vacancy announcement number (ISD/032) in the subject.**


Kenya: Senior Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, P-5, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya, # 86067

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Feb 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.

Purpose of the Position

With the guidance of Deputy Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the oversight and guidance of Country Office design, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of integrated and strategic communication for development and social mobilization plans that support community empowerment and behaviour change as key components of the country programmes in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Policy Direction

Set policy direction for communication for development teams and ensure the communication for development programme is in line with Country Office and Strategic PLan priorities, CCCs and UN reform.

  • Provide expert advice and assistance to the UNICEF Senior Managers and through them to government counterparts on attitude and behaviour change modalities that contribute to changing mindsets and are culturally sensitive and tailored to address changing programme contexts.
  • Vision and Expert Advice on Strategy, Plans and Implementation

Provide vision, expert advice and assistance to programme communication teams.

  • Make viable recommendations on appropriate communication for development strategies to achieve the organization's global goals, and to support UNICEF's mission in the country.
  • Provide guidance to UNICEF management and the Chief Communication for Development as they oversee, manage, lead, and facilitate the formulation and implementation of communication policy, strategy and plans of action aiming at general public and service providers through: (a) behaviour development/change at individual/household levels; (b) social mobilization of civil society organizations; and (c) increased community participation in development programmes for positive social change.
  • Operational Processes and Plans

Provide expert advice, guidance and leadership in the management of operations process and plans of communication for development.

  • Guide major decisions and recommendations on operational strategies, guide operational processes, methodologies, approaches, and establish plans, to achieve participatory communication, social mobilization and behaviour change. Guide operational decisions on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences, technical resources required, allocation of financial resources, as well as time-frame for various activities, in support of the achievement of country programme and organizational goals.
  • Partnerships and Intersectoral Alliances

Initiate, guide, lead, coordinate, facilitate and support the development/ strengthening of key partnerships and intersectoral alliances.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with key NGO and bilateral partners and government counterparts at regional level, and support such action at country level, for promotion of partnerships and alliances in the areas of behaviour change, community participation/empowerment and social mobilization.
  • Promotion of Appropriate Use of Communication Social Development

Provide expert advice on appropriate use of communication and approach for social development, aimed at both individual behaviour change and collective action.

  • Provide expert advice, coordination and technical support to Country Offices and through them to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
  • Support Country Office collaboration with government officials, community leaders, UN, and bilateral agencies and NGOs in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of programme communication goals and strategies.
  • Capacity Building for Sustainability

Exercise effective leadership and provide expert advice on capacity building of communication for development teams.

  • Oversee and advise on the development of goals, strategy, plans as well as training materials and activities to build up capacity in participatory and behaviour change communication for personnel involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of communication for development intervention, in support of programme sustainability.
  • Resource Mobilization and Management

Participate in the budget planning & review process, and ensure the optimal resource allocation, appropriation of allocated programme funds and the compliance with rules and regulations.

  • Participate in and contribute to the budget and programme review and planning process. Establish programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
  • Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds and mobilize resources; improve programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly and effectively coordinated, monitored and liquidated.

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate

  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research, training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication interventions. Afirst level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant field (as identified above) in conjunction with 12 years of relevant work experience (as identified below), may be taken in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Training in communication for development and implementation in communication for development, social mobilization and behavioral change. Training in inter-disciplinary approach in programme communication.
  • A minimum ten (10) years of progressively, relevant professional work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including six years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
  • Relevant experience in related areas (as identified above) in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Preferably French or Spanish) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese, or a local language of a country in the Eastern and Southern Africa region is an asset.

Competencies of a Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication - Level III
  • Working with People - Level III
  • Drive for Results - Level III

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising - Level I
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts - Level II
  • Relating and Networking - Level II
  • Persuading and Influencing - Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise- Level II
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking - Level II

Technical Knowledge

  • a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required(for the job)

(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation.
  • Knowledge of and training in strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Knowledge of and experience in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
  • Knowledge of and experience in inter-disciplinary approach in programme communication with sound knowledge of UN and/or UNICEF's work in humanitarian action.
  • Knowledge of and experience in emergency operations and management.
  • Knowledge of and skills in programme communication networking, advocacy and negotiation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation and strategies on various subjects.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience to organize and implement training, including development of curricula and methodologies. Knowledge of community capacity building.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the methods of communication to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form and to listen to and acknowledges others' perspectives and views.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience to perform effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health.
  • Computer knowledge, skills and practical experience, including internet navigation, network, telecommunications and various office applications.
  • b) Common Technical Knowledge Required(for the job group)
  • UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
  • Executive Directives
  • UNICEF programme manuals
  • Communication for Development Guidelines
  • UNICEF country programme plans
  • Government development plans and policies

To view our competency framework, please clickhere.

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/2jB2Its


Jordan: Programme Officer (Social Protection) Syria Crises NOB Temporary Appointment

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Feb 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.

Purpose of the Position:

For Syria crises response and under the direct supervision of the Social Policy Specialist, the incumbent is accountable to provide expert policy and technical advised on social protection policies, programmes and advocacy linked with the operationalization of a systems approach to social protection in Jordan, with specific focus on strengthening linkages between cash transfer programmes (Syrians and Jordanians) and education, child protection, health and integrated package of social care services in partnership with National Aid Fund, Ministry of Social Development, Zakat Fund, Ministry of Education, inter-agency organizations. In addition, incumbent will oversee the implementation of UNICEF cash transfer programme in Jordan with strong job focus on information management.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks:

  • Technical support for social protection systems
  • Provide technical support and assistance to UNICEF partners in Jordan for the operationalization of a systems approach to social protection, with a specific focus on strengthening linkages between social assistance (cash transfers) and outcomes for children in education, child protection, and health;
  • Directly engage and coordinate the dialogue with national partners in the development of key strategies and identify entry points for positioning children in child sensitive social protection systems in Jordan;
  • Support government of Jordan's partner in developing national level coordination mechanism for social protection in Jordan;
  • Programme development and implementation
  • Support in the design, implementation and monitoring of UNICEF child cash grant programme and education-focused cash transfer programme including on targeting, registration, payment and complaints/grievance system in partnership with national partners (NAF, MOE, MOSD, UNHCR, WFP);
  • Support in the development of the programme implementation tools (Operations Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, M&E Systems) for cash transfer programmes.
  • Develop linkages between humanitarian and national social protection programmes and reinforce linkages and complementarity between cash transfers and other social services such as education, health, child protection, nutrition.
  • UNICEF child cash grant programme implementation
  • Oversee UNICEF monthly child cash grant programme implementation in partnership with UNHCR, bank and UNICEF Finance/Operations team;
  • UNICEF monthly child cash grant payment process implemented and all key steps completed in timely and effective way entailing entailing: a) ensuring monthly cash assistance lists are updated in coordination with UNHCR; 2) manage monthly cash lists in a timely manner; 3) managing quality control measures prior to sharing uploaded files with the local bank and 4) support in the administration of reconciliation and refund reports in coordination with Finance/Operations team.
  • Ensure UNICEF payment process SOPs are adhered in monthly cash transfer to the beneficiaries and all relevant information is updated.
  • Oversee production of various programme and financial reports, dashboards, projections, and provide analysis on trends gaps and needs for child cash grant programme;
  • Support in the update and development of cash delivery policies, SOPs and relevant documentation.
  • Information Management System
  • Ensure social protection programmes are supported by knowledge management system through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the system of lessons learned;
  • Regularly conduct an inventory of data available from different sources across Jordan, focusing on cash transfer programmes, access to basic services, specific sectoral needs, and other issues that would guide UNICEF cash transfer programming.
  • Ensure timely and up-to-date information on social protection and cash transfer programme progress and results is available by compiling, organizing, analysing and preparing data for reports, programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes as needed. Prepare tables, graphs and other statistical data accordingly.
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national government partners, in order to improve UNICEF social protection programming through disseminate data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies.

Qualification of Successful Candidate:

  • Education
  • A university degree in economics, social policy, social protection, public policy, international development or other relevant disciplines with additional expertise in information management.
  • Technical Expertise and Work Experience
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience in policy and technical assistance in social protection, first-hand direct experience on social transfers or cash transfer programmes in humanitarian contexts.
  • Strong knowledge of social protection policy debates and evidence in Jordan is required.
  • Previous research experience on poverty and/or development with expertise on qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
  • Key expertise in data and information management with advance use of MS Office (MS Excel particularly)
  • Technical knowledge on information systems, geo-informatics is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Language Proficiency [II]
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is must.

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communication [ II ]
  • Working with People [ II ]
  • Drive for Result [ II ]

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Creating and Innovating [ II ]
  • Analyzing [ II ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]

To view our competency framework, please click here.

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:

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Research and Communications Assistant job in Washington, D.C.

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Director - European Affairs job in Brussels, Belgium

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Manager, International Correspondents job in Arlington, Virginia

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Bloomberg BNA Bloomberg BNA provides legal, tax and compliance professionals with critical information, practical guidance and workflow solutions.  We leverage leading technology and a global network of experts to deliver a unique combination of news and authoritati...

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Security Sergeant

UN Job Vacancy



Level : S-4
Job ID : 71692
Job Network : Internal Security and Safety
Job Family : Security
Department/Office : Department of Safety and Security
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 1/31/2017
Deadline : 3/1/2017

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Resettlement Assistant job in Washington, D.C.

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Church World Service (CWS) Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, reli...

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Senior Investigator, P5 job in The Hague, Netherlands

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Intel Analyst (Geopolitical) job in Vienna, Virginia

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Sentinel Strategy and Policy Consulting, LLC (SPC) is seeks Intelligence Analysts with a background in geopolitical intelligence analysis and/or illicit trade to support public sector projects in the homeland security field. Ability to obtain a TS/SCI ...

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United States of America: Senior Manager Human Resources

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: EngenderHealth
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

TITLE: Senior Manager: Human Resources, USA

PROGRAM/OFFICE: Human Resources

REPORTS TO: Global HR Director

UNION AFFILIATION: Non Union

FLSA: Exempt

LOCATION: New York or Washington DC

Engender Health’s vision is Women and Girls First. The vision is underpinned by the mission, namely catalyzing the value of women and girls by harnessing the power of sexual and reproductive rights and health. EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Manager HR USA is responsible for the overall management, administration, and coordination of the Human Resources function in the United States of America and participates in the development of the global HR vision, mission and strategy. The position manages the people resources and operations of the unit by developing long & short-term plans in articulation with the HR strategy. The Manager is a subject matter expert that guides and manages the overall provision of HR services, policies, and programs for all offices and employees in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Provides full strategic, functional and technical leadership of the following HR functions:

o HR / Workforce Planning

o Recruitment and Selection

o Performance Management

o Compensation

o Employee Benefits

o Training and Development

o Retention

o Employee Relations

o Workforce Analytics

· Provides advice and guidance to management within the USA on all matters relating to Human Resources.

· Collaborates with external partners on matters relevant to the HR function within the USA.

· Works with union representatives regarding collective bargaining agreements.

· Leads, manages, coordinates, and directs the departmental staff to ensure the provision of high-quality services.

· Provides direction in the attracting, retaining, and motivating of the organization’s staff.

· Liaises with union representatives on day-to-day matters affecting union members

· Counsels individuals on matters affecting them personally.

· Develops objectives, policies and procedures with professional judgment and interpretation.

· Manages processes with careful attention to cross cultural awareness and sensitivities.

· Manages the performance of direct reports, and provides regular feedback including performance appraisal processes.

· Develops and maintains an effective organizational structure and succession plan.

· Develops a thorough understanding of EH’s business and the specific role of the department, as well as communicates this knowledge to the department through the management team and/or regular staff meetings.

· Consults with the HR team, HR Director, Senior Management & union representatives to discuss and explore new initiatives, programs and improvements at the department, group or organizational level.

· Works with the HR team, HR Director, Senior Management & union representatives to develop and implement long / short-term plans, practices and procedures that are aligned with EH’s objectives and industry best practices; as well as develop an effective communication approach to ensure that the HR programs are fully understood and appropriately valued by employees.

· Works with the HR team, HR Director, Senior Management to forecast resource requirements that are in line with approved budgets and EH policies and guidelines.

· Provides expert advice and consultation in order to coordinate, prioritize and support EH operations in the USA

· Identifies emerging issues, trends, and business opportunities.

· Oversees and coordinates the development of HR performance metrics.

· Develops and maintains high standards for the delivery of department services and products.

· Communicates with the Senior Leadership Team, Senior Management Team and other business areas regarding issues of organizational importance in order to facilitate change.

· Acts as a champion of corporate priorities and change within the department and across the USA

· Establishes external business partnerships, and represents EH externally with integrity, resolve and professionalism.

· Other tasks of similar nature as directed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:

· A Master’s degree or equivalent in human resources or related field.

· Minimum ten years’ experience of progressively more responsible human resource positions within the USA.

· Minimum of five years’ experience supervising and managing professional staff.

· Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local law as related to HR

· Knowledge of working within a unionized environment required.

· Non-profit experience is strongly preferred.

· Experience working with a broad HR perspective, including exposure to HR in multinational organizations.

· Membership of a relevant professional association will be advantageous.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

· Ability to manage client relationships and ability to balance employee needs and concerns with the organizations policy and management concerns.

· Ability to understand, express and apply complex research methodologies and processes, technical / statistical and administrative concepts, methods and procedures.

· Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the proven ability to handle busy workflow, multiple projects and prioritize assignments effectively.

· Ability to work independently, think creatively, manage own time, and take initiative to drive projects to completion.

· A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams

· Knowledge of computerized human resources systems.

· Excellent MS Office skills.

· Ability to understand and articulate the strategic value of integrated HR processes particularly linkages between Performance & Talent Management, Organization Development, Total Rewards, and Multinational HR.

· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to synthesize information into clear, concise messages for detailed analytical reports and additional summaries.

· Highly motivated individual with a strong customer service orientation and a demonstrated commitment to EH’s organizational mission and values.

· Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information.

· Willingness to travel up to 20% of time domestically and internationally

· Must be comfortable and respectful of EngenderHealth’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country Representative, DRC

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Background:

CRS has been supporting program activities in the DRC since 1961, and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The DRC country program has a diverse funding base with projects in nutrition, community health, OVC, food security and agricultural livelihoods, microfinance (SILC), WASH, education, emergency response and peacebuilding. The DRC is currently a priority country of the agency selected for strategic initiatives to achieve greater growth and program impact. CRS/DRC currently has over 170 national and 20 international staff. With an FY16 annual budget of over USD $24million, coupled with strong donor interest in supporting CRS’ work in the country, significant growth opportunities exist for the CP. CRS DRC has project offices in Goma, Bukavu, Lubumbashi, Lodja, Dungu, Kananga, Kalemie, Mbandaka, Kikwit and Kinshasa. CRS DRC also manages occasional outreach programs with Caritas in the Republic of Congo - Brazzaville.

The CRS Country Representative for DRC is responsible for overall leadership and management of the country offices, including stewardship of agency resources, operational excellence, program quality and implementation, and performance management of human resources. The Country Representative is also CRS’ principal representative to the Catholic Church and the government in both Congo-Kinshasa and Congo-Brazzaville, donors, international organizations, and local civil society organizations.

This position requires an individual with strong leadership abilities; representational, communication, and risk management skills; and a facility for developing networks to build partnerships and diversify program resources. S/he will be responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the country program in the short- to long-term; provide necessary coaching and supervision for senior managers directly under his or her supervision; ensure high quality program design and implementation; ensure efficient management of public grants and private funds for compliance and high quality reporting; and provide oversight of the financial management systems.

Primary Functions

Leadership/Representation:

  1. Provide leadership at the country program level to ensure staff understand and work towards the long-term vision and strategies of CRS in the country program.

  2. Develop strategies to ensure strong representation to the Church, United States Government, local governments and authorities, international organizations, private sector, research institutions, international and national PVOs, and other appropriate networks.

  3. Develop and maintain strong partnerships with local implementing partners such as Church as well as other local and international agencies.

  4. Represent CRS at the highest levels in the country program.

  5. Seek and pursue opportunities to raise the profile of the work of CRS and its partners, as well as the needs and challenges of program participants.

Strategic Direction, Program Quality and Growth:

  1. Set the strategic vision and direction of the country program to serve more people with the highest quality programming possible, and secure the necessary resources to ensure its realization.

  2. Align programming to Agency and Regional strategies, and guide the process of developing appropriate programs and annual work plans.

  3. Manage ongoing programs and develop and design new programs in the areas of health, agriculture-livelihoods, emergency preparedness and response, and institutional strengthening in line with the regional and partner strategies.

  4. Ensure country program coherence with Agency and Regional strategies through communication with Regional Director and regional technical staff; with national strategies through coordination with relevant national agencies, government and donors.

  5. Ensure program quality through implementation of country-specific project review systems, comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems and staff/partner development.

  6. Enhance MEAL with increased utilization and linkages to ICT4D and ICT4E technologies across the country programs.

  7. Remain current on national and regional issues impacting CRS country program and partners, and develop responsive strategies to ensure the CRS mission is carried out appropriately.

  8. Ensure country program alignment and involvement in meeting the objectives of the agency strategic objectives.

  9. Oversee short- and medium-term strategic planning for implementation of high quality programs.

  10. Identify opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth of programs, and the acquisition and investment of human resources.

  11. Ensure that programming quality and operational excellence standards are coherently integrated and upheld for maximum performance.

Stewardship:

  1. Ensure operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country program, whether quality/technical assistance, finance, material resource management, growth, administration, information technology, audit, etc.

  2. Ensure that systems are in place to enable CRS country program adheres to CRS and donor policies and procedures, and that those policies and procedures are understood by all Staff.

  3. Ensure compliance with all CRS and donor administrative and financial requirements and regulations.

Staff Performance Management and Development:

  1. Supervise and mentor staff, including development of performance plans and assessment of performance.

  2. Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development for CRS staff.

  3. Oversee the management, coaching and development of national and international staff to build a cadre of skilled and committed personnel.

  4. Ensure application of principles of a just workplace and diversity, and promote staff care and well-being.

Security and Emergency Response Management:

  1. Oversee the management of all security issues, including appropriate response to emergency situations as they arise.

  2. Create and maintain a culture of safety and security throughout the country program.

  3. Keep security, evacuation and contingency plans current and revise annually, or as necessary, and ensure adherence by all CRS staff.

  4. Lead and manage emergency responses.

Communications:

  1. Ensure open communications and encourage principles of a just workplace.

  2. Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages honest communication between CRS staff and partners.

  3. Ensure positive and productive communication with the Catholic Bishops Conference and with partners, especially Church, supported by CRS.

  4. Ensure open communications with regional management staff, regional technical advisors, and HQ departmental staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

• Serves with Integrity

• Models Stewardship

• Cultivates Constructive Relationships

• Promotes Learning

Country Representative Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each country representative to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

• Leads toward Strategic Results

• Manages Risk and Complexity

• Represents and Partners Strategically

• Champions Learning and Performance

Qualifications:

• Masters in International Development/Relations or related field

• 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience in PVO leadership and management

• Previous experience managing a large-scale PVO country program

• Experience managing a variety of complex, high-value donor-funded (USG, Global Fund, UN, etc.), including consortium leadership initiatives

• Demonstrated success in program development and fundraising

• Deep understanding and proven experience working with local and Church partners with the aim of building their capacity to expand their own influential voice and programming goals

• Proven ability to negotiate and work with local government and organizations

• Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills as well as solid, well-balanced judgment, vision and maturity

• Ability to operate successfully amidst complexity and uncertainty

• Demonstrated effectiveness with short- and long-term planning, as well as financial, human resource, and program management

• Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building helpful

• Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure

• Ability to cope with multiple priorities in a timely manner with high quality outcomes

• Demonstrated understanding of the importance of staff development

• Fluency in English and French

• Familiarity with West and Central Africa a plus

Personal/Professional Skills:

• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as good judgment and solid emotional intelligence.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Commitment to the Agency's mission and strategy.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal CARO Regional Director and Regional team, CARO Senior Management Team and HQ departments, as applicable.

External - Catholic Church officials and agencies, local partner organizations, host country government agencies, donor agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, foreign governments, etc.

Physical Requirements/Environment:

The position is based in Kinshasa requiring travel 30% of the time on average.

Disclaimer Clause:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

EOE


How to apply:

Apply online: http://bit.ly/2hsjURK


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Job Vacancy: Zimbabwe: Expert in Labour Law, Social Sciences or labour related subjects and fluent in English to update and condense ILO Gender Equilaty through CB Guidebook (via Reliefweb)

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United States of America: Technical Advisor I, Education - Baltimore

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Job Title: Technical Advisor I, Education (TA)
Department: Program Impact and Quality Assurance (PIQA)
FLSA: Exempt
Location: CRS Headquarters/Baltimore, MD

Background/Job Summary:

CRS has about 80 education projects in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, reaching more than 4 million children, youth and adults in 2016. CRS promotes access to quality education in order to improve human development for the vulnerable and marginalized. CRS’ education projects span from early childhood to primary, secondary and higher education in both formal and non-formal education settings. The PIQA Education Unit provides strategic and technical leadership for education programming to assist country programs (CPs) in realizing the Agency’s vision and quality programming principles for the education sector. The Technical Advisor I, Education, will work with the two Senior Technical Advisors (STAs) for Education in a variety of tasks including providing technical assistance to CPs for project development, implementation and M&E; maintaining and promoting relations with donors, other INGOs, for-profit organizations, and universities for program collaboration and research; exploring technical integration with other sectors for programs and studies; embarking on initiatives to strengthen education technical areas needed by the field, such as developing technical documents and guidance notes; and disseminating CRS project outcomes and innovations widely. Specifically, the TA is expected to provide leadership and technical support for the sub-sector of Child Literacy Development (CLD); as such, the tasks for the TA can be categorized into three main areas: Knowledge Management; Influence and Advocacy; and Technical Assistance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Knowledge Management

  • Work with the STAs-Education, the STA-Communications/Knowledge Management, and other PIQA staff to develop and implement an overall knowledge management strategy for the education sector, with specific focus on the literacy sub-sector;
  • Compile tools, manuals, and models of relevant education sub-sector program areas for CRS, including: (i) Child Literacy Development; (ii) pre-literacy and school readiness; (iii) youth/adult literacy development; and (iv) other areas, as necessary;
  • As part of the unit’s knowledge management strategy, document innovations, good practices, and processes of CRS’ literacy programs for internal (learning) and external (visibility) dissemination;
  • Systematically promote synergies between CRS’ literacy programs and across sectors;
  • Assist and support CRS and partner staff to prepare abstracts, design and deliver presentations, and undertake other actions aimed at sharing the results of CRS’ literacy programming;
  • Up-date capacity statements and past performance references, as needed;
  • Undertake other knowledge management tasks related to education programming, as needed.

Influence and Advocacy

  • Strengthen relationships with donors, INGOs, for-profit organizations, and universities for strategic partnerships, through information-sharing, representation, and advocacy;
  • In coordination with the STAs-Education, ensure that CRS is professionally and consistently represented at relevant interagency, donor, and network (BEC) events as well as key conferences (CIES);
  • Share innovations and advocate for best practices in CLD and other education sub-sectors within the CRS education sector.

Technical Assistance: Child Literacy Development

  • Provide technical input related to CLD to STAs for Education and CP/partner staff dealing with CLD activities, including support for CLD-related assessments, proposal design, project implementation, M&E and learning, literature review, research, development of technical documents, capacity building activities for CRS/partner staff, etc.;
  • Participate in seminars, workshops and technical meetings on CLD organized by donors and peer organizations, and share key takeaways and technical information widely within the CRS education community;
  • Support the documentation of results for the CLD Pilot program underway, and help ensure that the completion of this pilot produces clear results and maximizes learning for CRS;
  • Undertake efforts to deepen CRS education staff knowledge and focus on issues related to mother tongue instruction and literacy in multi-lingual contexts, through sharing the results of the CLD Pilot and other important resources as well as through capacity-building efforts, including webinars, etc;
  • Working with STAs-Education and field education staff, identify, document, and promote innovations in CLD programming and research (as part of the above-mentioned broad knowledge management efforts for the education sector).

Other duties: Any other duties as required to contribute to the strategic leadership and program quality of the education sector at CRS.

Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his/her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Promotes Learning
  • Serves with integrity
  • Models stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: STAs-Education; STA-Communications and Knowledge Management; Education staff worldwide.
  • External: Peer organizations; donor representatives; BEC staff; AIR technical advisors; universities

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Advanced degree in education, international development and other fields as relevant
  • Academic study focusing on literacy/language, particularly in multi-lingual/developing country contexts, highly preferred
  • 4-6 years of professional experience in the field of education, with preference of language or child literacy-related experience in developing country/ies or in underserved localities within the United States
  • At least 2 years of overseas experience in developing country/ies required
  • Demonstrated interest and ability related to knowledge management such as producing compelling stories, guidance notes, and marketing and communication materials
  • Understanding of technical principles, standards, and best practices in the education sector, especially in the area of CLD
  • Excellent English writing skills required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Task-oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge and interest in ICT
  • Ability to build good working relationships with people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

EOE


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Afghanistan: Head of Programs (HoP) Afghanistan

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

Position Title: Head of Programming
Work Location: Afghanistan
Reports to: Country Representative
Supervises: MEAL Deputy Program Managers, Deputy Program Manager for Partnerships, Technical Advisor for Agriculture, Technical Advisor for Nutrition, Technical Advisor for Natural Resource Management and International Livelihoods Program Manager

Job Summary:

The Head of Programming (HoP) will primarily be responsible for leading the Country Program (CP) in the effective roll-out and implementation of the CP’s Strategic Program Plan, with an emphasis on livelihoods and education programming. A senior management position, the HoP will promote high quality programming and support the Country Representative in donor relations and representation. The HoP will directly supervise two MEAL Deputy Program Managers; a Deputy Program Manager for Partnerships; Technical Advisors for Agriculture, Nutrition and Natural Resource Management; and an International Program Manager for Livelihoods. The HoP will also provide regular technical support and PQ oversight to all Program Managers and other senior program staff across the country program, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the capacity of local and international staff, NGO partners, and government counterparts. Additional responsibilities will include PQ-MQ collaboration and oversight to ensure proper budget management, planning, and donor compliance; promotion of the CP’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) agenda; and coordination of program growth for the country program. This position will require significant in-country (60%) and regional (15%) travel.

Background:

CRS began supporting development efforts in Afghanistan in 1998 as a member of the Caritas Network, and began direct operations in Afghanistan in early 2002. From 2002-2004, CRS programs focused on emergency assistance to returning refugees and vulnerable populations. Since then CRS has expanded its focus to sustainable development through community mobilization for infrastructure development, increasing education access in rural areas, developing an innovative market-oriented agricultural program, promoting integrated NRM through soil and water conservation (SWC) techniques, and promoting women’s social development through self-help-groups. Since 2012, the Livelihoods Program has increasingly emphasized low-cost, high-impact interventions focused on food security, improved agricultural production for household consumption and income generation/marketing, and efficient management of resources at both the household and community levels. In addition to the continued support for long-time CRS partner ANSD in Kabul, Community-Based Education (CBE) continues to be the cornerstone of the Education program, with several ongoing projects in remote, underserved communities across four provinces (Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan, and Daykundi) that are increasingly focused on both the provision of high quality education and successful handover to the Ministry of Education as part of a longer-term sustainability plan. CRS Afghanistan programming is supported by a diverse range of donors, including several public donors (EU, Canadian Global Affairs Canada (GAC), NZAID, DFID, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs), multiple Caritas Internationalis partners, private foundations, and CRS private resources.

Specific Responsibilities:

Program Quality

Coordinate training and capacity strengthening of programming staff on agency tools, policies, and procedures for the promotion of program quality. Advise and support programming staff in Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan and Daikundi provinces in the following:

  • Adherence to Program Goals, Objectives, and Outputs: Ensure programming activities contribute to the program’s ultimate strategic objectives and goals.
  • Detailed Implementation Planning: Oversee timely annual development of DIPs for all new projects. Ensure annual DIP planning is done within the context of program goals and FY budget restrictions and includes comprehensive planning for resource allocation (staffing, procurement, transportation plans).
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Oversee a results-oriented internal monitoring and evaluation system to ensure high quality programming, accountability and learning. Ensure that M&E systems align with donor reporting requirements and adhere to CRS’ Global MEAL Policies and Procedures. Lead regular evaluation and analysis sessions among senior team members and make appropriate strategic changes based on the learning process. Lead in the development, adjustment, and timely submission of the PMP.
  • Reporting: Oversee timely submission of accurate, comprehensive, and high quality, project narrative (and financial) reports in line with agency and donor guidelines.
  • Talent Management and staff development: lead the process, in coordination with Program Managers, the Director for Human Resources and Staff Development, and other senior program staff, to identify internal and external opportunities for staff development, including semi/annual PQ meetings, formal trainings, exchange visits, on-the-job training, mentorships, etc…, focusing in particular on building skills in program management, budget management, MEAL and technical expertise.

Management Quality

Coordinate training and capacity strengthening for senior program staff on tools, policies, and procedures for promotion of management quality. Advise programming staff across the CP in the following:

  • Budget Adherence: Ensure adherence to the approved budget for the fiscal year and life of project, notifying the PM budget holders and the CR of any significant under/overspends in a timely manner.
  • Financial Policy: Ensure timely compliance with CRS Financial Policies, including adherence to policies on procurements, vendor payments, and issuance and liquidation of CRS staff and partner advances.
  • Grant Compliance and Grant Close Out: Lead the grant closure process in coordination with the PMs, MQC, Finance Manager and Grants Manager.

Program Supervision and Coordination

  • Provide strong supervision, coaching, capacity building and learning opportunities for direct reports; ensure that the MEAL Deputy Program Managers are closely coordinating with senior programming and M&E staff across the CP and are well supported to provide technical assistance and capacity building.
  • Provide strong technical assistance, support learning opportunities, and promote strong communication and coordination between PMs in Herat, Ghor, Daikundi and Bamiyan, the Heads of Office and senior programming staff.
  • Work closely with the Country Representative on the formulation and implementation of overall program strategy as well as the preparation of the Annual Program Plan
  • Coordinate and collaborate on program quality, management quality, learning, and growth initiatives with the PMs, Heads of Office, as well as the DRD/PQ and RTAs.
  • In collaboration with MQC and Finance Manager, oversee and design regular programming and coordination meetings between program and support departments.
  • Serve as the focal point for communication and coordination with the DRD/PQ, RTAs, and Headquarters PIQA representatives as necessary.Take lead responsibility to maintain the updated project tracker document for current projects, new proposal development and reporting schedules.
  • Maintain effective working relationships related to activities with representatives of relevant government ministries, universities, NGOs and contractors, implementing partners, and other key stakeholders.

Learning and Knowledge Management

Design programming structures that promote the capturing, documentation, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices within the CP as well as to broader agency, sector, and donor interests

  • Program Quality/MEAL meetings: Lead and organize semi-annual PQ/MEAL meetings, in coordination with HoOs involving CP Program Managers and other senior program staff from both the Livelihoods and Education teams (setting agendas, delegating responsibilities, etc.)

Program Growth

In coordination with PMs, CR, and EMECA regional team, lead efforts for sustainable program growth emphasizing the pursuit of multi-year funding to support current and new programs in line with Strategic Program Plan.

  • Opportunities: Investigate donor trends and funding opportunities
  • Proposal Development: Coordinate development of proposals in the livelihoods sector, education sector and emergency preparedness and response sectors
  • Proposal review: Coordinate proposal reviews with CP colleagues and the Region/HQ according to CP and Regional guidelines

Other responsibilities

Perform any other related duties as assigned by and in consultation with the Country Representative.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Country Representative, Head of Operations, Heads of Offices, Program Managers, Deputy Program Managers, Director of Human Resources and Staff Development, Finance Manager, National and Regional Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional MEAL RTA, and Regional Growth Technical Advisor
  • External: Government ministries and departments, US government donors, other donors, Caritas Partners, local and international NGOs, CRS regional senior program staff

Personal/ professional skills:

1) Strong project management abilities, including project design, budget preparation and budget management, MEAL, and reporting

2) Leadership in staff management and program coordination

3) Ability to work independently

4) Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture

5) Strong organizational skills

6) High degree of flexibility and adaptability

7) Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflict

8) Strong Computer skills

Qualifications:

1) Master’s degree in a field relevant to international development in developing countries

2) A minimum of five to seven years experience leading teams to implement development and/or emergency projects in developing countries

3) A minimum of 3 years experience in project management, as well as staff management

4) Extensive knowledge of CRS program quality resources and tools

5) Experience in community development, community mobilization, or similar self-help initiatives, and a desire to maximize integration of program delivery

6) Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, including the Sphere Handbook criteria

7) Experience managing and coordinating a large team of professional technical personnel

8) Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs

9) An interest in and ability to build capacity in implementing teams, local partners and community groups, with a focus on community participation

10) Excellent communication and negotiation skills; high emotional maturity

11) Experience in grant management and proposal writing for a diverse portfolio of USG and non-USG international donors

12) Ability to write reports for internal use, donors, and government

13) Experience for monitoring and evaluation tools and systems for complex programs

14) Awareness, sensitivity and understanding of cross-cultural issues

15) Willingness to work in a conflict/post-conflict situation

Language:

Professional proficiency in English, knowledge of Dari/Farsi is a plus.

Travel:

The HoP base location will be based on preference and discussion with CR. The HoP will travel regularly (on average about 60%) to CRS offices and field projects in Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan and Daykundi. Travel within the EMECA Region will be necessary 3-4 times per year in support of regional program strategic meetings, training, and mutual learning.

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How to apply:

Apply online: http://bit.ly/2kH36IK


Niger: OTI Deputy Country Representative – Niger

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Niger
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Niger is a full time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Niger. Applications for this position are due no later than February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

OTI’s Niger program seeks to further U.S. foreign policy objectives in Niger through support that targets drivers of instability in Niger and the region. Drivers may include, but are not limited to, political and economic exclusion, particularly among youth and marginalized groups, reintegration of returned workers and ex-combatants, the presence of extremist organizations, lack of state presence and/or good governance coupled with a lack of opportunities for political participation. OTI is addressing these critical issues through a flexible, small-grants mechanism that tailors approaches to the varied needs of communities in Niger. The program may utilize both “soft” (e.g. cultural and recreational activities, media and strategic communications) and “hard” (e.g. small-scale infrastructure) activities to strengthen linkages between communities, local actors, and the Nigerien government and to increase community cohesion. The program may also support national level activities, such as elections or other emerging transition needs.

The Deputy Country Representative for Niger is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Country Representative in Niger. The Deputy Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be the development, oversight and management of DCHA/OTI’s Niger country program and is expected to work closely with the implementing partner on grant development. The incumbent will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

This post is a middle management position requiring excellent managerial and communication skills, an ability to perform in a complex and highly sensitive political environment, experience in policy formulation and negotiation at the highest levels (government and non-government organizations), and a strong interest in assisting countries in transition. The candidate must be mature, self-reliant, a team player, a problem-solver, and able to manage a diverse portfolio of grants. The Deputy Country Representative should have extensive management experience (both project and personnel) and understand the basics of grantee and contractor/USAID relationships. The candidate should be able to communicate effectively with grassroots organizations and their constituencies, national and local government officials, U.S. Government agencies, and clerics or other religious leaders. Since work may require continued changes in program direction and implementation, including frequent coordination, the individual will be someone who is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change.

Familiarity with a wide range of issues is necessary, including community development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, combating violent extremism, democracy/governance and human rights. Knowledge and understanding of the sub-region is also desirable. Prior work experience with U.S. Government agencies or managing program operations in civil conflicts is preferred. Proficiency in French is required. The successful candidate with possess excellent political analysis and reporting skills and the ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility and authority in a highly stressful environment while exercising sound judgment in politically charged and challenging security environments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent OTI interests during meetings with USAID Mission personnel, U.S. Embassy staff, host-country government officials, international organizations, indigenous and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international donors, and others interested in DCHA/OTI activities;

  • Provide continued guidance on the identification and development of projects that meet OTI funding criteria, further OTI programmatic objectives, and complement other projects and programs implemented by other OTI offices, U.S. Government agencies and donor organizations;

  • As requested by embassies or USAID Missions, provide support for the design and execution of programs that follow OTI’s quick-impact programming model. Support to embassies and USAID Missions may include attendance and/or facilitation of program management processes for follow-on programming including rolling assessments, strategy review sessions, program performance reviews, and management reviews;

  • Evaluate proposals and grant concepts and work with diverse groups, many of which have not previously had international funding;

  • Assist the Country Representative in monitoring the performance of OTI implementing partners in the implementation of OTI-financed activities designed to achieve OTI strategic objectives;

  • If required, travel extensively in low security areas of focus to monitor and assess political conditions, meet with potential grantees, and develop activity ideas;

  • Mentor and train OTI and implementing partner field staff as required;

  • Take the lead on collecting information and drafting/editing regular reporting products;

  • When required, assume higher representational responsibilities, potentially serving as Acting OTI Country Representative in his/her absence;

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, records management, and travel assistance, to help ensure programmatic success;

  • Assist in developing an exit strategy in coordination with the OTI Country Representative that ensures reasonable time to transition from OTI programs to follow-on USAID or other donor programs;

  • As appropriate, communicate regularly and share program information with other USAID project managers, the US Embassy, bilateral donors, UN Organizations, International Organizations, and indigenous and international NGOs to ensure visibility and synergy of USAID/OTI activities;

  • Support the Country Representative to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • When required, report to the OTI Country Representative and OTI/Washington on the status of: 1) grant development and implementation, 2) OTI contractor performance, 3) Foreign Service National (FSN) staff support needs and morale, 4) communication and coordination issues among OTI offices with other U.S. Government entities, 5) security concerns, 6) relations with local partners including local, state and national government representatives, and 7) other pertinent information required to achieve OTI’s program objectives;

  • Assist the Country Representative in managing and/or supervising the FSN staff, including program officers, administrative assistants and drivers;

  • Supervise staff as delegated by the Country Representative (e.g. Program Managers, Program Assistants, Administrative Program Assistants, etc.). Provide orientation, training, and mentoring for staff supervised; assign work, explain how duties are to be performed to meet expectations, and communicate how the successful performance of those duties will be measured; evaluate staff performance; recognize good performance; communicate where performance needs to be improved; resolve complaints; and approve leave requests and timesheets as well as training, travel, program and operations requests;

  • Perform other related duties as determined by the supervisor or OTI Regional Team Leader to ensure successful OTI program implementation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

AND

  • Five (5) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis

  • One (1) year of overseas field experience working in a developing country, of which six (6) months must include experience working in one or more countries undergoing political transition;

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience (including mentoring, guiding, and training staff);

  • Demonstrated experience operating in a professional setting using French.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov


How to apply:

For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please visit www.OTIjobs.net