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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

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CARE USA is looking for a talented Corporate Communications Intern who will focus on developing corporate communications.  This could include but is not limited to partnership overviews, updates to the partners section of our website, and a communications plan to promote external work via grassroots/social outreach. Specifically, this position will create externally focused partnership overviews, develop a plan to best communicate these partnerships externally, and collaborate with the appropriate teams to execute this plan. In addition to the partnership overviews (word document or PowerPoint), the intern will produce plan/strategy to update the corporate section of the website, and a communications plan on how to best tell our corporate story externally. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about a variety of corporate partnerships and why they have been successful, build their digital content portfolio through website updates, and gain powerful storytelling experience. Primary Skills: Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access At least 1-2 years of undergraduate education Good written and verbal communication skills Experience, knowledge and/or interest in fundraising and partnerships Suggested duration (weeks or months) of the internship: 6 months, October - March, 10-15 hours per week

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HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICE CENTER INTERN

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CARE is seeking an HR Service Center Intern who will support and lead on a variety of initiatives.  These include building and enhancing the Benefit/Wellness Portal on the Village Intranet Sharepoint site, assisting and participating in the implementation of new benefit programs, developing and creating an Employee Self Service Virtual Training Monitor. The intern will observe and document processes and research user-friendly ways to store these processes. Suggested duration (weeks or months) of the internship : 6 – 11 months ,  beginning September 2018, 20-25 hours per week Responsibilities: Establish Sharepoint for benefits/wellness and self-service, updated policies and procedures Centralize local Country Office pay, benefits and job information Develop a more robust Sharepoint site for wellness and total rewards.  Use of various technology tools to develop interactive online educational content based on analysis of information/knowledge gaps. Update policies & procedures. Develop spreadsheet summarizing relevant Country Office information  ​ Qualifications : Proficient in English (Verbal & Written) Proficient in MS Skills (Word, Outlook,Excel, PowerPoint, Access,Project) Strong analytical and technical skills highly desirable.  Creativity and innovations skills also desirable 4 year degree, HR course or major MS Project, HRIS (Lawson), Sharepoint, web design is desired   

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AREA DIRECTOR - NORTH EAST SYRIA

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The Area Director (AD) for North East Syria manages CARE's operations in the North East of Syria with an emphasis on fulfilling CARE’s humanitarian mandate in line with the CARE International Humanitarian strategy and CARE’s global vision and mission. The AD strives for impact that benefits women and girls, addresses injustice and discrimination, and enhances the lives of vulnerable communities inside Syria. Reporting to the Syria Deputy Country Director Programmes, with a dotted line report to the Syria Head of Operations, the AD oversees program and program support teams for North East Syria, ensuring relevant, impactful, accountable and principled programming that addresses the needs of vulnerable Syrian communities. S/he will, contribute to the development, testing, and scaling up of CARE's Syria strategy; ensuring that the approaches are based on sound contextual and needs analyses, in coordination with Syria-wide technical teams and in collaboration with the AD's for other hubs. S/he will lead on fundraising for the North East, in collaboration with the Syria Deputy CD Programmes, and where needed in coordination with other hub teams and Syria-wide technical advisors. In collaboration with the Syria Finance Director, he/she will ensure financial oversight and viability of the portfolio in North East Syria. The AD is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations in the north east of Syria. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with donors and strategic partners, and with relevant officials. S/he is a member of the senior leaedership team (SMT) of CARE Syria and as such, contributes to the broader humanitarian response in Syria, by sharing knowledge and supporting the generation of evidence to inform CARE's programming in other parts of Syria and the region. The AD  is accountable for competent operational risk management of CARE’s programs in North East Syria, in collaboration with the WOS internal audit manager for financial risk and the CARE Syria SSM for security and access risks and ensures that staff abide CARE Syria safety guidelines and instructions. This includes the proper management, well being and safety of CARE staff/consultants and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The AD North East Syria models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Equality. S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among North East Syria staff and in programming.  S/he will help build effective teams, coalitions, partnerships and networks within and beyond CARE. Responsibilities: Staff Management & Human Resources Planning Resource Mobilization & Operations Viability Access and Risk Management External Relations, Partnerships and Advocacy Other responsibilities as assigned Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree 6 years in senior management position in development/humanitarian field Demonstrated experience in leading operational planning Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis Demonstrated management skills in a complex international context Stong track record of humanitarian programming in complex environments familiar with humanitarian principles and coordination Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management; Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting; Demonstrated interest and ability to give and receive feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results; Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments Manage a complex budget Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations Ensure donor compliance and reporting Ability to establish a learning culture within the huband to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc. Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts. Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills.  

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SENIOR LIAISON OFFICER (Verification of Political, Social and Economic Reintegration)

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Level : P-5
Job ID : 102282
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Department/Office : United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia
Duty Station : BOGOTA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/31/2018
Deadline : 9/6/2018

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Level : NO-1
Job ID : 101569
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Administration
Department/Office : United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station : NAQOURA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/28/2018

RESEARCH ASSISTANT [Temporary]

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Level : G-4
Job ID : 101656
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Social Affairs
Department/Office : Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station : BEIRUT
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/5/2018

Associate Accountant [Temporary]

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Level : P-2
Job ID : 102355
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Finance
Department/Office : United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/5/2018

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER

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Level : P-4
Job ID : 102553
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Programme Management
Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station : EL FASHER
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/28/2018

STAFF COUNSELLOR (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary]

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Level : P-3
Job ID : 102852
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Human Resources
Department/Office : United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station : GENEVA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/8/2018

INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY [Temporary]

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Level : I-1
Job ID : 102873
Job Network :
Job Family : Internship
Department/Office : Office of Information and Communication Technology
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 2/25/2019

FUEL OFFICER

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Level : F-6
Job ID : 102959
Job Network : Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
Job Family : Logistics and Supply Chain
Department/Office : United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station : MULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/13/2018

Programme Management Officer (two positions) [Temporary]

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Level : P-4
Job ID : 103022
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Administration
Department/Office : Department of Field Support
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/5/2018

Political Affairs Officer [Temporary]

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Level : P-3
Job ID : 103031
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Department/Office : United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station : BAGHDAD
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/5/2018

PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER

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Level : D-1
Job ID : 103126
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Human Rights Affairs
Department/Office : United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Duty Station : KABUL
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/13/2018

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER [Temporary]

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Level : P-3
Job ID : 103130
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Programme Management
Department/Office : Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/13/2018

DIRECTOR, SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE - WEST AFRICA (SRO-WA)

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Level : D-1
Job ID : 103164
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development)
Department/Office : Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station : NIAMEY
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 10/13/2018

Internship- Public Information [Temporary]

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Level : I-1
Job ID : 103198
Job Network :
Job Family : Internship
Department/Office : Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Duty Station : BANGKOK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/5/2018

SENIOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

UN Job Vacancy

Level : P-5
Job ID : 103228
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Department/Office : United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station : KINSHASA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/13/2018

Human Resources Officer (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary]

UN Job Vacancy

Level : P-3
Job ID : 103239
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Human Resources
Department/Office : Department of Field Support
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 8/30/2018
Deadline : 9/7/2018

Program Officer - Transatlantic Strategy job in Washington, D.C.

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International Republican Institute Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations.  Based in Washington, DC The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy fo...

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Education Assistant job in New York, New York

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Japan Society The Education Assistant, working in cooperation with the Education Program team, helps organize,  develop and administer programs and websites for families, K-12 teachers and students. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.   Assisting with...

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Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator job in Washington, D.C.

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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of mo...

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Resident Director job in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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International Foundation for Electoral Systems The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is recruiting for a Resident Country Director based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The overarching responsibilities for the position include: Serve as IFES’s legal representative in Guatema...

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Want to pursue a global career? Take the next step with Concordia University Irvine’s MA in International Studies! job in Irvine, California

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Concordia University Irvine There’s never been a better time to address vital issues facing the global community. Concordia University Irvine's accelerated Master of Arts in International Studies program will allow you to gain an understanding of the integration between business ...

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Operations Assistant job in Washington, D.C.

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PartnersGlobal is seeking an extremely motivated individual interested in an entry-level position in the conflict resolution or international development field. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent undergraduate or graduate to facilitate their...

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ECHO Partnership Specialist job in Brussels, Belgium

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World Vision International Established in 1950, World Vision (WV) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We work in nearly 100 countries to serve millions of the...

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Coordinator in International Affairs job in Houston, Texas

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We are looking for a coordinator in the Office of International Affairs.  It's an entry level role in that area that functions as a junior advisor to the team.  You will coordinate institutional reporting for the Student Exchange Visitor Information Sy...

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Foreign Affairs Specialist job in Arlington, Virginia

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U.S. Air Force Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT additional information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Chief Security Cooperation Officer (SCO) Management and Policy function which is embedded with the Att...

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U.S.-Russia Relations Research Internship (Fall 2018) job in Washington, D.C.

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Center for the National Interest The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Di...

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Communication Officer job in Washington, D.C.

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The Henry L. Stimson Center Reporting to the President & CEO and working alongside the Director of Development and research staff, the Communications Officer will play a key role in shaping and implementing the Center’s strategic communications plan to increase awareness of S...

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Communication Consultant job in Brussels, Belgium

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Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network Deadline: 4 Sep 2018 Duration: 40 working days divided between September and November 2018 (included) Starting: 10 September 2018 Location: Brussels or homebased Reports to: Communication consultant Application deadline: 4 September 2018, midnight...

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ILRI vacancy: Research Assistant- AHH (zoonosis and food safety) (closing date: 13 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to support in various ways the research portfolio of the animal and human health program, with emphasis on zoonosis and food safety work. The job holder will provide essential input to desk and field activities for a range of projects, enabling their implementation and completion.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities

  • Support the planning of, execute and coordinate field work activities within and outside Kenya, according to the needs of different projects. These include, but not restricted to interviews, help design field work protocols, preparing and administering questionnaires, running focus group discussions, workshops and biological sampling. As part of such activities, train enumerators and field technicians on various data collection techniques including electronic systems such as ODK and develop work-plans and budgets for field activities and field staff.
  • Prepare results summaries and report writing as part of ongoing and upcoming team projects.
  • Conduct data entry, data cleaning and management of survey data and support basic statistical analysis for various datasets, as required.
  • Locate and assemble secondary data relevant to projects in the team.
  • Undertake literature reviews within the scope of different projects within the team.
  • Managing references for reports and publications from the team.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with collaborating stakeholders and partners as well as assist in organizing project and stakeholder’s meetings and participate in workshops and trainings.
  • To engage in a range of other activities in line with his/her skills and competencies as required by the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, human health or related
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in research projects, including both desk and field work activities
  • Proven experience on scientific writing (MSc thesis, publications, contribution to reports,)
  • Evidence of experience conducting basic data analysis
  • Good command of Microsoft word (including excel)
  • Good command of at least one statistical software (STATA, R, or similar)
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. It is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is job level 2B, level 2, and ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position,, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 13 September 2018. The position title and reference number REF: RA/8/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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ILRI vacancy: Finance Intern(closing date: 7 September 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The Position:

Internships are short-term academic training for young professionals who join ILRI for a short period (usually 3 months or less but can be up to 6 months in length) as s part of their academic curriculum and are expected to resume their studies upon completion of their internship. ILRI wishes to recruit a Finance Intern based at the Finance Unit to assist in undertaking the below activities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing VAT exemption applications and liaising with Finance Admin. Assistant to submit to Liaison Office
  • Assist in monitoring and updating of VAT exemptions sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KRA
  • Notifying the responsible accountant on return of the certificates and issuance of the VAT exemptions to the suppliers
  • Assist the Finance Admin Assistant in assigning Finance tasks at the Helpdesk
  • Checking of supporting documents on Payment Vouchers
  • Assist in Invoice-PO matching process, and post supplier invoices in OCS
  • Learn and be able to undertake supplier statement reconciliations
  • Be able to learn and generate payment remittance proposals
  • Learning and preparing bank reconciliations and following up on outstanding items.
  • Learn how to draft letters/instructions to the bank
  • Assist in review of the petty cash vouchers
  • Assist the Finance Admin. Assistant in generating receipts for staff refunds
  • Assist to review Travel Expense Reports (TERs) for staff
  • Assist accountant in reviewing physical field office vouchers
  • Storing, arranging, indexing and classifying various financial records in the archive
  • Assist in filling finance documents & retrieving documents during project audits
  • Maintaining a database of suppliers and other external customers’ contacts
  • Understand the ILRI budgeting cycle, concepts and process
  • Learn how to prepare monthly management reports
  • Understand how to review donor reports.

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled for a university degree programme in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent either in third year or fourth year.
  • CPA 2 or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and word and good skills at using financial software applications.
  • Proficiency in English.

Terms of appointment: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses as well as insurance.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letter, detailed CV and university internship letters to by 7 September 2018. Applications should be made to the Director, People and Organizational Development. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

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Georgia: Individual Contractor - Health and Nutrition Assistant (national), Abkhazia, Georgia

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Georgia
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

Background:

UNICEF is implementing an increasing number of health and nutrition activities in Abkhazia. These include currently 1) a training program for healthcare workers on mother and child health, covering effective perinatal care, integrated management of childhood illnesses, nutrition, breastfeeding, health promotion and communication, etc., 2) the strengthening of the immunization programme in Abkhazia, as well as 3) primary healthcare strengthening and collaboration with other international and national organizations, working with health and nutrition issues in Abkhazia. To support the further development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of these activities, UNICEF's Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office seeks to recruit a local Health and Nutrition Assistant on Special Service Agreement (SSA).

Scope of work:

Under the direct supervision of the Health and Nutrition Specialist of the Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office and the second level supervision of the Chief of the Field Office as well as in close cooperation with other staff members of the Field Office, the Health & Nutrition Team in the Country Office and relevant international Health and Nutrition Consultants the Health and Nutrition Assistant will support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office's health and nutrition program.

The overall objective of UNICEF's Health and Nutrition program in Abkhazia is to assist in improving the quality of mother and child health and nutrition in Abkhazia in accordance with the findings and recommendations of the relevant assessments, surveys and studies, carried out by UNICEF and other international stakeholders in Abkhazia.

Contract period:

Initial duration of the SSA contract is 6 months with possible extension if funds will be available. The envisaged start date for the contract is September 17th, 2018.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Health and Nutrition Assistant will regularly fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Health and Nutrition Specialist, the international Health and Nutrition Consultants and the Chief of Field Office in the planning, preparation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office's health and nutrition activities; amongst others, make appointments with relevant partners; prepare, accompany and take notes during meetings, prepare and assist during trainings, round tables, workshops and other events, write summaries reports on such events, participate in the evaluation of activity results, and provide input, as necessary, to the further development of UNICEF's health and nutrition activities in Abkhazia and various draft documents
  • Timeframe, mode of service: Continuously throughout the contract period
  • Deliverables: Regular and quality support is provided to the planning, preparation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office's health and nutrition activities, and quality input made to various draft documents
  • Engage in research on specific topics related to health and nutrition, provide background information/papers/reports to UNICEF
  • Timeframe, mode of service: When requested
  • Deliverables: Quality reports/papers/background information documents on various issues related to health and nutrition are produced and shared with the consultant and relevant UNICEF staff
  • Monitor, document and report on the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners and their impact in the field of health and nutrition in Abkhazia
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Regular updates and short analytical reports to the Chief of Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office, international Health and Nutrition Consultants and Health and Nutrition Officer on activities of UNICEF's implementing partners
  • Assist in the development of donor reports and proposals
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Support the Chief of Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office, international Health and Nutrition Consultants and Health and Nutrition Officer in developing the reports as required by donors and in the preparation, development and finalization of proposals
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the health and nutrition communication strategy
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Support the Chief of Abkhazia, Georgia Field Office, international Health and Nutrition Consultants and Health and Nutrition Officer in developing and implementing health and nutrition communication strategy
  • Support the coordination of UNICEF activities in the field of health and nutrition with the activities of UNICEF's implementing partners, other international organizations and NGOs
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Smooth coordination of UNICEF activities with relevant programme staff of UNICEF implementing partners, other international organizations and NGOs
  • Establish and maintain close contacts with stakeholders in Abkhazia (representatives of relevant authorities, NGOs, local communities etc.) in the field of health and nutrition
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Smooth cooperation and coordination of UNICEF activities with technical/programme staff of relevant authorities and other stakeholders in Abkhazia
  • Establish and maintain close contacts with relevant UNICEF colleagues and offices outside Abkhazia
  • Timeframe, mode of service: continuously
  • Deliverables: Smooth cooperation and coordination of activities with relevant UNICEF colleagues and offices outside Abkhazia
  • Fulfil other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Health and Nutrition Specialist, the Chief of Field Office and/or the international Health and Nutrition Consultants
  • Timeframe, mode of service: As necessary
  • Deliverables: n/a

Necessary qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant university degree in health-related field, international relations or management; specialised trainings in a relevant field (e.g. mother and child health, immunization, nutrition, etc.) would be an asset;
  • At least three years relevant working experience;
  • Good understanding of health and nutrition issues;
  • Very good analytical skills, experience in research and the writing of analytical reports;
  • Very good organizational skills;
  • Fluency in Russian language and excellent working knowledge of the English language; knowledge of other relevant languages would be an asset;
  • Ability to work in a multi-national environment with team members from different cultural backgrounds.

Performance indicators:

The Health and Nutrition Assistant's performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of duties and responsibilities fulfilled.

Unsatisfactory performance:

In case of unsatisfactory performance the contract can be terminated by notification letter sent 15 days prior to the termination date.

Health Statement & Certificate:

A Health Statement and Certificate of Good Health must be received prior to signing the contract.

Remuneration:

The Health and Nutrition Assistant will be remunerated on monthly base equivalent to a General Service post grade 6 without pension contribution and other allowances, payable following satisfactory fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities and the provision of a monthly report on activities performed and deliverables achieved.

Application:

Applications need to be submitted in English language in UNICEF's. For additional information please contact UNICEF Field Assistant Ruslan Djopua in Abkhazia, Georgia, tel.: +7 (940) 927 4623, e-mail: rdjopua@unicef.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by UNICEF.


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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515921


Thailand: Consultancy: Regional Technical Support on PMTCT/EMTCT Assessment, EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 13 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Childhood

Thailand is firmly established as a middle-income country. Economic growth over the last two decades has been impressive: poverty has fallen by around two-thirds since 1990, despite the 1997 economic crisis from which Thailand has fully recovered. This prosperity, combined with a growing awareness of and commitment to child rights, has resulted in successive governments investing in the wellbeing and future of children. These investments have brought hugh, often life-changing benefits to millions of children.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct the assessment, facilitate the two-day consultation and support the countries in East Asia and the Pacific on the EMTCT national action plans.

Nature of Consultancy:

There has been a significant progress towards elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis in the East Asia and the Pacific region. Majority of countries are committed to and have adopted policies towards either dual or triple elimination to reduce new infant HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B infections to very low levels.

While extensive progress is being made, the slow decline in the number of new HIV infections among children (ages 0 – 14) between 2010 - 2017 signifies that the agenda is still unfinished regarding the transmission of HIV to infants. Identifying pregnant women early during antenatal care, increasing testing coverage of pregnant women, access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and syphilis treatment, retention in mother-baby pairs, early infant diagnosis (EID) and ART coverage for children with HIV and treatment for syphilis and Hepatitis B birth dose exposed children remain compelling priorities.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the hot spots for HIV in East Asia-Pacific region with a prevalence of 0.8% (2015). In 2015, 56% of pregnant women were tested for HIV and only 33% of HIV positive pregnant women received anti-retroviral drugs to reduce the chance of transmitting HIV infection to their babies. 40% of infants born to positive pregnant women received virological test for HIV and 31% of infants born to positive pregnant mothers started on ART in 2015. The MTCT rate was estimated to be 28% in 2015, which is the highest in the Asia and Pacific region. There were an estimated 1.8 million [1.6-2.0 million] and 1.1 million [1.0-1.2 million] women infected with syphilis in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions respectively in 2012. In 2016, syphilis prevalence among pregnant women in PNG was 5.4%. An estimated 1.3 million pregnant women in the Asia-Pacific Region are at risk of transmitting, mostly unknowingly, Hepatitis B to their new born each year. Data on the prevalence of HBsAg among women attending ANC are currently very limited.

Papua New Guinea is also facing an immunization crisis. Vaccine coverage in the country is declining and is the lowest in the Asia Pacific region. In 2017, according to the WHO/UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage (WUENIC), the national DTP3 coverage (Penta3) was 62% and at the district level Penta3 coverage rates showed significant disparities, with 54 of 89 districts (60%) reporting lower than 50% coverage; and only 11 of 89 districts (12%) reporting coverage above 80%. In 2017, PNG has a birth cohort of 280,683, and at current rates of immunization coverage, hundreds of thousands of children are now at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. A clear understanding of the causes contributing to the decline of Hepatitis B and BCG vaccinations at the health facilities is required. Also, it is necessary to evaluate the implementation of the doses in accordance to the national policy on Hepatitis B birth dose and BCG vaccinations. In the absence of any data on knowledge, attitude and practice for both health workers and parents, the exact role that the health workers and community health volunteers can play in disseminating key education messages to parents and care givers in promoting vaccination among communities is not clear. There remain many questions regarding knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of health workers and the barriers that exist within and among the health work force that may contribute to the low vaccination rates in PNG and not achieving the national targets for the immunization programme.

Given this context, an assessment of the key challenges and constraints is urgently needed. Therefore, a rapid assessment to address key challenges for EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis including immunization (Hepatitis B birth dose and BCG) is proposed in selected provinces in PNG in November 2018 followed by a dedicated two-day consultation (6 - 7 December) with the NDOH, provincial/district health managers responsible for PMTCT/MCH/HIV/Syphilis/Hepatitis B birth dose, UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS and external partners. The purpose of this assessment is to review the current situation and policies, identify what is working well including key barriers and challenges to EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B birth dose and BCG vaccination.

The regional office in collaboration with UN partners has supported the country offices and national counterparts in building their capacities on EMTCT validation process in 2017 and early 2018. In 2018 - 2019, EAPRO is seeking to further enhance the capacities of national MNCH/HIV/immunization focal points in Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Vietnam on EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.

The consultant to be engaged for this assignment will provide technical assistance to the Health and HIV Section through the following tasks: 1) Support the rapid PMTCT assessment on HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B birth dose and BCG vaccination in 5 provinces in PNG; 2) Support the development of EMTCT National Action Plan for HIV, Syphilis and/or Hepatitis B (Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam). The period of the consultancy is 1 October 2018 - 31 August 2019.

Tasks 1, 2 and 3 to be initiated by the consultant are detailed below. The other tasks that we anticipate in 2019 are a follow up to the PNG PMTCT assessment which will include the development of the national plan of action on EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B. Detailed information on the additional tasks shall be made available after discussions with the country offices and the national counterparts by end 2018.

Purpose of Assignment:

  • Conduct the PMTCT assessment on HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B including birth dose and BCG vaccination in selected provinces and support two-day consultation in Papua New Guinea.
  • Provide technical assistance to development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Myanmar.
  • Provide technical assistance to development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Vietnam.

Work Assignment:

First assignment: Conduct the PMTCT assessment on HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B birthdose and BCG vaccinations in selected provinces and support two-day consultation in Papua New Guinea

Phase 1

Consultant to develop tools and templates for rapid assessment 1-20 Oct. 2018

Incorporate feedback into tools and templates 21 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2018

Conduct site visits and assessment 25 Nov. - 4 Dec. 2018

Conduct FGDs with heath workers in facilities to assess KAP 25 Nov. - 4 Dec. 2018

Explore health workers’ views on preferred channels or modes of

information sharing/training on HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B birth dose

and BCG vaccination

Support two-day EMTCT consultation meeting 6-7 Dec. 2018

Complete rapid assessment and meeting report 8 Dec. 2018 - 15 Jan. 2019

Phase 2

Review of the national PMTCT strategy 16 Jan. - 16 Mar. 2019

Revise and update strategy 17 Mar. - 20 Jun. 2019

Time allocation for Task 1: The Consultant will work for 22 days (Phase 1) and 16 days (Phase 2) between 1 October 2018 – 20 June 2019

Second assignment: Provide technical assistance to development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Myanmar.

Submission of draft national action plan with feedback/comments – 1 October 2018 – 15 January 2019

Time allocation for Task 2: The Consultant will work for 5 days over a period between 1 October 2018 – 15 January 2019. Total work days for consultant: 6 days

Third assignment: Provide technical assistance to development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Vietnam

Submission of draft national action plan with feedback/comments – 1 October 2018 – 30 January 2019

Time allocation for Task 3: The Consultant will work for 6 days over a period between 1 October 2018 – 30 January 2019. Total work days for consultant: 6 days

End Product:

Papua New Guinea:

1. Recommend practical solutions to accelerating antenatal HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B testing, ARV initiation, Hep B Birth dose and BCG vaccination, adherence, EID and paediatric care

2. Develop a clear road map of goals, action steps and follow up on EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B in PNG

3. Review and revise/update the existing PMTCT national strategy (2010 – 2015)

Myanmar and Vietnam:

Draft action plan that has incorporated comments and solutions.

Estimated Duration of Contract: 50 working days over the period of 1 October 2018 – June 2019

The duration for the first task on “Conduct the PMTCT assessment on HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B including birth dose and BCG vaccination in selected provinces, support two-day consultation in Papua New Guinea, review and revise existing PMTCT strategy” 1 October 2018 – 20 June 2019.

The duration for the second task on development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Myanmar is 1 October 2018 – 15 January 2019.

The duration for the third task on development and finalization of the EMTCT of Syphilis and HIV National Action Plan in Vietnam is 1 October 2018 – 30 January 2019.

All tasks will be completed on or before end June 2019.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree in public health, social science, or related field.
  • Extensive professional knowledge and experience in HIV, with significant technical expertise and experience on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and/or Maternal New-born and Child Health (MNCH), Immunization.
  • Strong experience of working with governments in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills, including writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines under pressure.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P11, cover letter, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, relevant example of previous work, and daily professional fee in USD by 13 September 2018.

FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515920


Fiji: International Consultant for Community-Based Child Protection Strategy and Tool Development and Initial Implementation

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Fiji
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

Since 2008, UNICEF Pacific Child Protection Programme has been applying the child protection system approach and has therefore consisted of 3 Components: Legal and policy framework; Services, including social welfare, justice, police, health and education; Social behaviour change.

The main intervention under the Social Behaviour Change Component has been the development of a “Community Facilitation Package” and its utilisation at community level. The first package, consisting of a Manual for Facilitators to conduct learning sessions in communities and some supporting communication materials (posters, flip-charts, etc.), was developed in Fiji. UNICEF supported the development of the Community Facilitation Package and the initial Training of Trainers from 2007 to 2009, as well as the implementation in communities until 2015. Since 2016, the Government has been continuing to implement the package with its own funds. From January to October 2017, 752 adults and 3,800 children were reached in 78 communities in all 5 divisions, bringing the total number of communities covered since the beginning of the programme to 940 out of a total of 2,029 communities in the country (1,714 indigenous/rural and 315 informal/urban), i.e. 46%. As of end of 2017, 279 of the 940 communities had developed and were implementing child protection plans. Furthermore, the package has been contextualised and translated into Fijian language by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. As of November 2017, community leaders of 22 districts had been trained and sessions had been facilitated in 23 indigenous villages.

In 2015, the package was adapted to Vanuatu and implemented in 11 communities located on 5 islands in 5 provinces in 2016 and 2017. In 2016 the package was adapted to Kiribati and implemented in 26 communities on 4 islands in 2017. In 2017, the package was adapted to Solomon Islands and is being implemented in 5 communities on one island in 2018.

The implementation strategy has been the same in all 4 countries: trainers receive a five-day training and then orient a group of leaders from various communities in an area (village chiefs, church leaders, health workers, teachers, women’s and youth representatives, etc.) on the manual in the course of a three-day workshop. These leaders are in turn expected to conduct sessions in their respective communities, establish a child protection community-based mechanism/committee and develop and implement a child protection village action plan. However, in the absence of a monitoring and evaluation framework and mechanism, it is not possible to know actual results of the programme. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the training of community leaders is not sufficient for them to be able to use the manual adequately, and that most have only conducted a few sessions on an ad hoc basis. Before these programmes are further expanded in Fiji and implemented on a larger-scale in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, it is therefore necessary to refine the implementation strategy, develop monitoring and training tools and possibly revise the facilitation manual and supporting communication materials. Objectives, implementation strategies, costed five-year activity plans, communication materials, training modules and planning, monitoring and evaluation tools will be revised or developed.

The revised strategy will aim at achieving the following objectives: (i) for caregivers, families and communities, (a) to acquire knowledge about child development stages and needs from 0 to 18, and child protection issues, laws and services, (b) to engage in a dialogue leading to behaviour change and (c) to acquire positive parenting skills; and (ii) to identify and train “natural helpers” in the community on child protection prevention, detection, response, reporting and referral to become the “eyes” and “ears” of social welfare services. The strategy will take into account the Early Childhood Development (ECD) parenting programme to ensure consistency of messaging, avoid duplication and use synergies.

How can you make a difference?

To improve the quality of the community-based child protection programme implemented in 4 countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) in order to address the weaknesses observed during the first phase of small-scale implementation, before further expansion takes place.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in the social sciences, in particular behavioural sciences, communication, anthropology or related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, i.e. review and design of community behaviour change programmes, preferably in the field of child protection, design of community level communication materials, community facilitator’s manuals, training of trainers of community facilitators, training of managers-supervisors of community programmes, planning, monitoring and information management guidelines and tools, etc.
  • Skills: writing, facilitation/training.
  • Knowledge of Pacific cultures and/or previous experience working in the Pacific an asset
  • Languages: English; local language of target countries an asset.
  • Competencies: Core: Communication, Relating with People, Drive for Results.
  • Functional: Analyzing, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Applying Technical Expertise.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit: (i) a cover letter including: a narrative explaining why they are qualified for this consultancy; dates of availability; financial offer (fees and subsistence allowance); (ii) a CV or UN Personal History Form (P-11); (iii) scan of highest degree. (iv) examples of previous work relevant to the consultancy.

A detailed copy of the Terms of Reference is attachedCBCP - TOR - Community Based Child Protection - Advertisement.docx

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515744


Fiji: International Consultant, Solomon Islands DHS Thematic Analysis

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Fiji
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, improved social and economic livelihoods

The Solomon Islands National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 envisioned to “Improving the Social and Economic Livelihoods of all Solomon Islanders”. The NDS focuses on two key areas on social and economic livelihood to create a peaceful, harmonious and progressive Solomon Islands led by ethical, accountable, respected and credible leadership that enhances and protects people’s culture, social, economic and spiritual well-being. The NDS outlines five key long terms development objectives of which two is related to governments effort towards social protection by: alleviating poverty across the whole of the Solomon Islands, access to improved food security and basic needs; more equitably distribution of development benefit; and access to quality health and education for all Solomon Islanders”.

The 2015 Demographic and Health Survey (2015 DHS) presents the most recent nationally representative survey in Solomon Islands. The 2015 DHS is the second such survey to be conducted in Solomon Islands as a follow-up to the 2007 survey and provides basic demographic and health indicators. Data generated through DHS in 2015 was critically important, especially for providing baseline data for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

An equity-based model focuses on strengthening services for all children; removing barriers that prevent the poorest from using services; and making greater use of community-based workers to deliver essential services. Children’s Equity Atlas for Solomon Islands developed in 2011 provide a clear snapshot into the situation of children based on the country’s key social indicators. The atlases present some of the regions development challenges and more importantly, highlight disparities among population groups within countries. The Atlas is based on core social indicators provided by UNICEF and Government partners and builds on a range of survey and administrative data sources, such as the Census 2009, Demographic and Health Survey 2007, statistics from the Ministries of Education and Health, UNGASS and UNICEF Child Protection baselines. In mapping areas of deprivation and disparity for children and women, the Atlas lays the foundation for an effective response to such inequities. The information it contains is designed to inform the choices made by decision-makers in allocating resources and determining policy priorities.

Utilisation of existing data beyond the survey report has been minimal. UNICEF has recently acquired the primary data for further analysis and is seeking a consultant to support in analysis of thematic issues from the DHS data and update the equity atlas for Solomon Islands. The Government of Solomon Islands, civil society and development partners will use the information brought to light in this Atlas to inform policies and programmes that reduce child disadvantage and give all children an equal opportunity to grow and develop their full potential, no matter where they live.

How can you make a difference?

The Equity Atlas has provided a quick tool for reference in key issues around children used by decision makers to make for informed decisions in resource allocation and policy priorities. The Children’s Equity Atlases has been utilized different users including relevant government bodies, development organizations, donors, private sector, human rights practitioners and the general public. The availability of the new data offers an opportunity to update the equity provide and enhance further utilization of the existing data.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Demography, Statistics, Economics or other relevant sciences.
  • A minimum of 5 yearof relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting child focused analysis of secondary data
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis of MICS and DHS data
  • Excellent team player.
  • Language: Fluency in English

A copy of the detailed Terms of Reference for this position is attached.TOR PESP DHS further analysis - Advertise.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515835


Fiji: International Consultant - Development of High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) Framework and Capacity Building on HINI for RMI

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Fiji
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, quality health and nutrition services

The UNICEF Pacific Islands’ multi-country programme covers the Cook Island, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Salomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Together, these fourteen countries and territories are home to 2.45 million people, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. The countries have small and culturally diverse populations, and vary in terms of population size, fertility and growth rate.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) covers an area of 181 square kilometers and comprises 29 atolls and five major islands. The estimated population in the 2010 Census was 54,440. Two-thirds of the population lives on the two major urban atolls, Majuro and Kwajalein (including Ebeye Island). The RMI has the highest teenage fertility rate in the region and is more prevalent in the outer islands[1]. As a result of high levels of fertility, the Marshall Islands has one of the youngest populations in the region. Over eighteen percent (18.7%) of teenage mothers have low birth weight (LBW) babies.

Infant mortality rate (IMR) was estimated at 14.7 infant deaths per 1000 live births as of 2016. Prematurity is the leading case of infant deaths[2], and other factors associated with infant deaths include low birth weight[3], chronic maternal health conditions3,[4], and unplanned and teenaged pregnancies4. The under-five mortality rate (U5MR) decreased by 25% between 2009 and 2015, and most child deaths are due to malnutrition, diarrheal disease, prematurity and birth defects, and are influenced by poverty and educational level of the mother, availability and quality of health services, nutritional status, and access to safe water and sanitation4.

RMI is experiencing a double burden of malnutrition with high prevalence of both under- and over-nutrition. Stunting is a public health problem with 35.3% of children under-5 being stunted. The prevalence of stunting increases with child age and poverty level, but stunting is still high (20%), even in the wealthiest households[5]. While overweight among children in low (3.8%), three out of four caregivers with a child under 5 in RMI are overweight with nearly one in two caregivers are obese.5

In general, the coverage of essential nutrition interventions, including infant and young child feeding practices, de-worming and vitamin A supplementation among children under five are low. While delivery in health facilities is almost universal, only 60.8% of infants were breastfed within one hour of birth, and only 42.3% were exclusively breastfeeding to 6 months of age. Similarly, only 29.6% had a minimum acceptable diet of acceptable quantity and quality. Only around half of children under-5 received Vitamin A (54.4%) while deworming was low at 32.1%5.

RMI implements several evidence based nutrition interventions with focus on the first ‘1000-day’s window of opportunity –from conception to the child’s second birthday - including promotion of breastfeeding, complementary feeding, maternal nutrition and micronutrient supplementation. The services are delivered through the MoH delivery platforms. However, coverage remains inadequate due to limited planning, implementation, monitoring and lack of awareness among communities on the need for optimal care practices to reduce stunting and improve child nutrition status and to decrease the risk for later overweight and NCDs. The lack of a comprehensive high impact nutrition intervention package has resulted in a less than optimal understanding of the full complement of measures needed to prevent stunting by MoH staff at multiple levels. While high impact nutrition interventions that address the immediate causes of malnutrition are mainly implemented through the health sector, engagement with relevant sectors will raise awareness on the importance of implementing programs with a ‘nutrition lens’ to address malnutrition and to ensure optimal child growth and development.

The President of the RMI used the evidence from the recently conducted 2017 RMI Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey for advocacy with World Bank for USD $12 million dollars over five years to address stunting in the context of early child development through multisectoral approach. The recently conducted 2017 Pasifika Conference on Early Child Development (ECD) for high level decision makers of 14 Pacific Island countries including RMI reinforced the value of adopting a multi-sectoral and holistic approach for ECD. The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands plans to establish a multi-sectoral coordination approach for ECD to address optimal child development in all domains including nutrition, health, hygiene, learning and protection. Nutrition will be a core focus area for ECD given the high stunting rate and its relationship to brain development.

In addition to the findings from the health policy review, UNICEF Pacific and the MHHS are in the process of generating the following evidence: health sector review and formative study on Nutrition-WASH social norms and practices which will complement this consultancy.

Following the results of the 2017 Integrated Child Health Nutrition Survey, revealing high rates of stunting, UNICEF Pacific and the MHHS are seeking a consultant to design the High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) framework including the operational approaches and to build the capacity of the health staff in RMI for the delivery of high impact nutrition interventions.

[1] Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands. Republic of the Marshall Islands: National Report May 2013. Produced by the RMI Ministry of Foreign Affairs in preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Islands States in Apia, Samoa 2014

[2] Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Chu Y, Perin J, Zhu J, et al. Global, regional, and national causes of under-5 mortality in 2000-15: an updated systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Lancet. 2016;388(10063):3027-35. http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/preterm-birth, Accessed 31 Jul 2018

[3] WHO. Global nutrition targets 2025: low birth weight policy brief (WHO/NMH/NHD/14.5). Geneva: World Health Organization; 2014.

[4] Maternal and newborn health. 2009. The state of the World’s Children, 2009. UNICEF

[5] RMI 2017 The Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey, 2017

How can you make a difference?

The overall purpose of the assignment is to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Human Services (MHHS), RMI to identify a package of evidence based High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI) taking into consideration the local context, global recommendations and best practices.

Specific questions to be addressed include:

- What are the nutrition specific high impact nutrition interventions, specific to the evidence and context of RMI, to improve maternal and child health and nutrition outcomes?

- What additional interventions should be considered to address the double burden of malnutrition including undernutrition and overweight and obesity and micronutrient deficiencies?

- What are the service delivery options for engaging nutrition sensitive sectors (e.g. water and sanitation, education, early childhood development/parenting, natural resources, social protection) to address the determinants of malnutrition?

The HINI package is intended to be used by health and nutrition care providers (doctors, nurses and program staff) working at all facility levels of health and nutrition service provision and at national and sub-national levels as well as by policy makers and civil society organizations. In addition to technical guidance, the package is expected to detail operational guidelines for health service providers at all levels to implement integrated health and nutrition service delivery aimed at enhancing coverage and quality.

Furthermore, the evidence based nutrition specific HINI package is expected to inform the proposed Nutrition Task Force and the multi-sectoral Early Child Development strategy planned by the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A Post-graduate degree in Nutrition, Public Health, social sciences, global/international health and nutrition, or medicine. All consultants (if institutional consultancy) are required to have the required advanced degree.
  • At least 5 years of recent documented work experience in developing nutrition policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Solid understanding of integrated service delivery and community platforms for multi-sectoral nutrition service delivery
  • Substantive knowledge on maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) issues/ policies, strategies, guidelines, tools, checklists, SOPs
  • Documented recent experience developing training curriculum and materials, job aids and tools. Demonstrable recent experience in capacity development
  • Strong inter-personal, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with information technology, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Previous working experience in the Pacific and with health and nutrition programmes will be an asset.
  • Proven analytical and report writing skills;
  • Familiarity and experience of working with UN agencies is an asset
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Competency: Good analytical, facilitating, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills

A copy of the Detailed Terms of Reference is attached.TOR HINI Consultant _RMI_Advertise.docx

Institutions that may be interested to apply, may refer to the UNICEF Pacific Page - https://www.unicef.org/pacificislands/ - (RFP2018-007) HINI RMI for more information.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515836


United States of America: Task Order Finance Associate

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

Chemonics is seeking a Task Order Finance Associate for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID: 1) procures and provides health commodities; 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain; and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The Task Order Finance Associate provides support of financial and accounting activities to the four Task Orders awarded under the GHSC-PSM IDIQ, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health/Zika. The associate also assists in managing all financial aspects of the Task Orders. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze financial data from Requisition Orders, identify incorrect data, and process corresponding corrections

  • Oversee the data analysis and coding verification for Task Order financial transactions specific to GHSC-PSM

  • Assist the Task Order Financial Specialist in reviewing financial data and perform the necessary adjustments in consultation and coordination with the Project Management Units

  • Analyze financial information from Chemonics System, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of data

  • Assist in the monthly, quarterly production of financial statements

  • Monitor and track headquarters’ financial transactions and expenses and coordinate with GHSC-PSM units regarding funding levels and obligations

  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field preferred
  • Fluent English required; proficiency in languages spoken in countries in which GHSC-PSM implemented preferred
  • Ability to work across a matrixed organization and influence teams both directly and indirectly
  • Skilled in learning new financial and accounting concepts quickly, and able to translate and deliver this information to colleagues with little to no financial background
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures and make a significant contribution to end results
  • Computer skills: Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, especially MS Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

How to apply:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by September 14, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Uganda: Psychotherapist / Trainer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Psychotherapist/Trainer to build the capacity of national staff counselors and local refugee psychosocial counselors to provide mental health services to torture and war trauma survivors. This position will oversee and coordinate delivery of mental health interventions for adult and children survivors in refugee settlements, in the form of individual and group therapy. In addition, the position will liaise with other NGOs and local organizations.

CVT is launching operations in Bidi Bidi Settlement starting in September 2018. The program will serve South Sudanese refugees fleeing civil war and living in Bidi Bidi, mainly in Zone 5 of the settlement. The program has two primary goals: provide direct services to survivors and to build the capacity of providers in the community to deliver mental health services. These efforts will help individuals suffering from the effects of torture and trauma rebuild their lives with dignity and enable them to contribute to their families and communities. It will also allow mental health providers to better understand, identify, support and treat the survivors.

Location: Yumbe, Uganda

Duration: One year with possibility of renewal

Post status: Unaccompanied

Start date: November 1, 2018

Reports to: Field Coordinator (administrative supervisor) and Clinical Advisor for Mental Health (clinical supervision)

Supervises: Counseling supervisors, counselors, psychosocial counselors

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy Oversight: Oversee and coordinate mental health assessments and interventions. Serve as a mentor or co-therapist with counselors in individual and group settings to model assessment and treatment methods that are both culturally relevant and empirically supported.
  • Clinical Supervision & Training: Provide frequent, systematic individual and group clinical supervision, including case discussions, live supervision, and self-care components, to counselors. Design and carry out training programs, including didactic training sessions, mentoring, modeling and systematic, close supervision for counselors. Continually assess the development of staff and adapt training and coaching accordingly. Provide advanced supervision and training in supervision skills to counseling supervisors. Receive clinical supervision from Clinical Advisor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Staff Management: Build and maintain a strong and cohesive clinical team. Coordinate workflow, resources and priorities; and facilitate communication across the team. Hire, coach, mentor and develop staff members through ongoing feedback as well as formal performance management systems. Coordinate and facilitate clinical team meetings.
  • Community Assessment: Mentor counselors to complete needs assessments, sensitizations, and psychoeducation in order to identify target populations, and to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war.
  • Program Development: Work as part of the country management team to achieve program objectives. Manage day-to-day operations of the clinical program to ensure activities run smoothly. Adjust or develop new program activities in accordance with client population needs. Participate in regular meetings with country management team (Country Director, Field Coordinator and other Psychotherapist/Trainers) to share updates and problem-solve challenges.
  • Collaboration: Coordinate services with other organizations and provide training to these organizations to better address the needs of identified client populations in the settlements.
  • Reporting: Contribute to the writing, review and submission of regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
  • Program Evaluation: Participate in the design and implementation of program evaluation in collaboration with country management team (Country Director, Field Coordinator and Psychotherapist/Trainers) and in consultation with headquarters staff.

Qualifications:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Graduate degree in psychology, counseling, clinical social work or related field.
  • 4 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to trauma survivors.
  • 3 years of experience supervising mental health professionals and paraprofessionals.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Certification or licensure as a psychologist or psychotherapist
  • 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families and SGBV survivors.
  • 5 years of experience supervising mental health professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Experience working in the field of torture treatment
  • Experience working in humanitarian settings, including camps or settlements for refugees.
  • Experience working with interpreters.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Understanding of and extensive experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma in various contexts.
  • Understanding of and experience developing curricula and providing tailored training for mental health counselors on counseling approaches, sensitization on the effects of trauma and war, and designing culturally and contextually appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience training varying levels of mental health workers, including psychologists with graduate degrees and supervision responsibilities and paraprofessionals with no or limited prior exposure to mental health work; and demonstrated ability to provide them with on-the-job coaching, supervision, and support to ensure continuous capacity building and no harm to the clients.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity in professional environments, ideally in mental health care.
  • Experience working in East Africa preferred.
  • Skilled at carrying out program needs assessments, program development and program evaluation.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience initiating systems for the efficient workflow of a team.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a team, as well as managing a team and supporting positive dynamics.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in environments with limited resources and infrastructure and in an isolated environment lacking in amenities.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in languages spoken in South Sudan or northern Uganda desirable but not required.
  • Ability to travel by roads for up to 2 hours per day on rough roads, and occasionally up to 8 hours by care on paved roads.
  • Interest in or commitment to international human rights.

How to apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by September 19, 2018 to http://cvt.simplicant.com/


Uganda: Field Coordinator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Position open to Ugandan Nationals only

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Field Coordinator who is responsible for leading CVT’s operations in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement under the direction of the Gulu-based Country Director. The Field Coordinator coordinates, manages and ensures the implementation of program operations and activities in Bidi Bidi Settlement. Responsibilities include staff management, logistics, HR, administration, finance, security. The Field Coordinator is the key local representative of CVT at the regional/county level.

CVT is launching operations in Bidi Bidi Settlement starting in September 2018. The program will serve South Sudanese refugees fleeing civil war and living in Bidi Bidi, mainly in Zone 5 of the settlement. The program has two primary goals: provide direct services to survivors and to build the capacity of providers in the community to deliver mental health services. These efforts will help individuals suffering from the effects of torture and trauma rebuild their lives with dignity and enable them to contribute to their families and communities. It will also allow mental health providers to better understand, identify, support and treat the survivors.

Location: Yumbe, Uganda

Start date: November 1, 2018

Reports to: Country Director

Supervises: Finance Officer, HR/Admin, M&E Officer, Logistics Officer, Psychotherapist/Trainers

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination & Representation: Ensure implementation of mental health program in the Bidi Bidi Settlement, in coordination with the Country Director. Provide general support and guidance, and serve as the focal point during program and strategic planning, grant/proposal writing and reporting. Represent CVT at regional level meetings with donors, humanitarian actors, local authorities, protocol meetings, security representatives, and sector/work groups. Manage visits from donor representatives, visitors and other stakeholders.
  • Management: Oversee project start-up and eventually day-to-day operations of the project, including management of all support staff and clinical staff, program support activities, administration and security of the compound and staff. Supervise lead staff, including co-supervision of lead clinical staff, along with headquarters-based Clinical Advisor. Coordinate and direct the program staff at the local level. Ensure compliance with CVT procedures and donor regulations applicable to the project with regards to the clinical program, security, HR, logistics, finance and administration.
  • Logistics: The FC is in charge of overseeing the logistics at the local level and directly supervises the Logistics Officer. The FC ensures the proper setup, rehabilitation and running of the premises (office, accommodation and clinics); proper functioning of the supply chain including procurement planning, purchase of goods and services, inventory tracking, transportation, storage and delivery; organization, planning and maintenance of the fleet and equipment, and the functioning of communication equipment.
  • Finance: Oversee management of finances including direct supervision of the Finance Officer and ensure adherence to CVT financial procedures, including authorization of expenses in compliance with the budget. Responsible for all administrative activities at the local level.
  • Personnel & Administrative Functions: Oversee the management of human resources including direct supervision of the HR/Admin staff in accordance with the CVT policy and Ugandan labor laws. Expectations include: provide leadership support to staff and promote best practices; ensure that the employees observe the organization’s policies, guidelines and work procedures and apply key principles of transparency, accountability and good stewardship; oversee effective and appropriate staff recruitment, induction, appraisal and development practices; oversee staff development plan through trainings, coaching, mentoring and counselling; oversee and advise on staff disciplinary process; establish and maintain regular meetings with all staff to discuss policy, strategic, operational and management issues; verify monthly payroll and authorize payment of taxes.
  • Security: Participate as a member of the in country security management team, ensuring the security and safety of staff, premises, materials and assets in the Bidi Bidi program. Monitor the political, economic, environmental and social context of the area of operation, as well as at the regional and country level. Consult with the Country Director on decisions regarding security related issues and attends all relevant security related meetings.

Qualifications:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • BA degree in international development, business management, social sciences or related field.
  • 5 years of field experience within a humanitarian context.
  • 2 years of experience at a senior management position.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • 5 years of experience in a senior management position

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Ability to work in an isolated and rapidly evolving humanitarian emergency setting that is lacking amenities.
  • Experience working in a refugee camp or settlement, highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of experience in managing successive humanitarian programs in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing security measures, as well as experience working and living in a high security profile area.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor and maintain logistics and procurement systems.
  • Excellent mobiliser who can forge positive alliances and collaboration with community leaders, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Effective verbal, written, presentation and listening communications skills, including report writing.
  • Excellent management skills, including financial analysis, planning and prioritization.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, with ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment with demonstrated success in problem solving, collaboration and working with or managing cross-cultural teams.
  • Experience working for an organization with US-funded grants, including BPRM and USAID or US multilateral funders preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychology and psychosocial concepts preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by September 19, 2018 to http://cvt.simplicant.com


Albania: Senior Info. Comm. Technology Associate (G-7), Tirana, Albania Post nr 15367

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Albania
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Senior ICT Associate is to provide end-user ICT support and support to all kinds of T4D programme initiatives at the UNICEF country office, ensuring effective/efficient end-user support and innovative solutions to programme initiatives during the stages of innovation/formulation of idea, implementation/operationalization, scale-up and maintenance. The incumbent is responsible for implementing and maintaining the ICT infrastructure, administration and business support to ICT operations and T4D innovations in close coordination with the RO, HQ, vendors, service-providers and partners from inside and outside the organization. Senior ICT Associate is also responsible for formulating/maintaining ICT/T4D workplan, its implementation, reporting and relevant documentation including ensuring ICT component of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is up-to-date and tested.

KEY END-RESULTS

  • Timely and effective support is provided on improvement of ICT systems/services and opportunities for innovative use of technology in programme interventions are effectively harnessed.
  • Timely support is provided to users, SMEs and ICT Management for maintaining the organization’s computer systems infrastructure.
  • ICT infrastructure, systems and applications are properly administered in compliance to UNICEF’s Security policies, standards and procedures.
  • ICT components of the Business Continuity are well maintained in close collaboration with the UN agencies.
  • Under the framework of Digital Transformation initiative, all components of the Enterprise Content Management are adequately/efficiently supported.
  • Assignments of additional duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Operations Manager,the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Timely and effective support is provided on improvement of ICT systems/services and opportunities for innovative use of technology in programme interventions are effectively harnessed.

  • Actively participates in programme discussions to leverage his/her technical skill to identify opportunities for innovative use of technology in programme initiatives.
  • Works closely with the Regional Chief of ICT, the Regional T4D specialist, programme colleagues, relevant vendors and partners in formulation of technical opportunity into innovative product for children.
  • Provides support to programmes in any ICT related issues, contracts involving ICT or systems and solutions, including review of ToRs and specifications, technical evaluations, applications, offers etc. and advising on any partnerships for ICT-enabled solutions for children.
  • Supports project roll outs and implementation of new processes, including testing debugging and implementation of new application and systems.
  • Collaborates with program and communication sections to identify and support improvement opportunities in programme delivery through the effective/innovative use of technology, ensuring that the functional requirements are fully met by the proposed solution. Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on end-user products and services, business processes and systems.
  • Collaborate with Communication Officer in utilisation of ICT technology and social media to sharpen UNICEF messaging, advocacy, outreach and expand dissemination of knowledge for better programme results.
  • Assists in formulation of Business Cases and Project Charters for the ICT4D and Innovation projects.
  • Implements approved innovative projects such as eTools, Rapidpro, Ureport etc.

2. Timely and proper Info Communication Technology support is provided to users, SMEs and ICT Management for maintaining the organization’s computer systems infrastructure.

  • Provides users with solutions to identified incidents, requests or services interruptions; provides timely feedback, status or progress report as per established policies and procedures; provides the Forward Schedule of Changes for planned and short-term changes of service levels.
  • Ensures effective customer support in the area of Information Technology and Telecommunications by providing computer training as well as troubleshooting and ad- hoc technical assistance to the users. This involves development of an office training and support plan based upon the organizational requirements and an assessment of staff competencies and needs.
  • Coordinates and assists with the acquisition, integration, installation, upgrade and release of organizational standard computer hardware and applications, communication and office equipment relevant to the office. This includes roll-out of the Operating Systems, Office Productivity tools (e.g. MS Office), Electronic Mail, client access to UNICEF ERP and Performance Management Tools and Unified Communications tools (Video, Audio and Web Conferencing, Instant Messaging IP Telephony). Where possible, ensure user access to these applications is available remotely (mobile users) in a secure manner.
  • Works closely with RO and HQ colleagues to resolved technical incidents and problem from their roots, while applying quick workarounds to avoid work disruptions.
  • Analyses problems, identifies alternatives, tests, recommends and implement solutions.

3. Under the LIGHT Infrastructural environment, ICT systems and applications are properly administered in compliance to UNICEF’s Security policies, standards and procedures.

  • Undertakes the role of Local Systems Administration (LSA) by performing routine maintenance of the ICT Systems (e.g. Security Patches, and Antivirus Updates), User provisioning, de-provisioning and change management to UNICEF Systems and Applications (e.g. Domain, E-Mail, Intranet, VISION) in the office. This includes use of tools like UNICEF Access Management Portal (e.g. E-SAF, IRC, ViSA) and Service Manager System
  • Manages the ICT infrastructure, compliance and security of the office that includes Local Area/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN), Wireless Network and Network Switching ensuring the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of UNICEF information from the Office and Remote location.
  • Diagnoses and resolves Customer Care calls related to applications or processes redirected from the Global Help Desk first line support and escalates them to Global Help Desk third line, SME support or ICT Operations Management for resolution of escalated issues and/or policy guidance as necessary. Keeps users informed of the status.
  • Ensures application/compliances of ICT policies and guidelines, established processes and procedures by all team members. Advice to the management and staff on the correct interpretation and application of ICT policies and guidelines in support of the office's information management needs.
  • Prepares for approval ICT related work plans, budget, sets priorities and performance indicators as well as year -end review and reporting.
  • Monitors risks and threats to ICT environment or infrastructure and takes appropriate action.

4. ICT component of the Business Continuity is well maintained in close collaboration with other UN agencies.

  • Formulates and maintains the ICT component of the Business Continuity Plan (ICT Disaster Recovery Plan).
  • Conducts periodical test of the ICT DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan), reports and recommends for improvement.
  • Actively participates in Inter-Agency ICT Working group to leverage resources from UN sister agencies and non-UN partners in crisis situations.
  • Ensures maintenance of the ICT components of the MOSS (Minimum Operating Security Standards) requirements for the office.
  • Provides IT and Telecoms training to all staff on regular basis in the use of standard IT and Telecoms equipment and remote connectivity for operations during emergency situations.
  • Provides support for communications equipment including but not limited smartphones, Portable Satellite Devices (Phones, BGANs, Modems, etc.), Radio programming IP telephony based on the UNICEF standards, VHF, UHF in cooperation with UN Agencies.
  • Supports the administration of the common UN premises including through management of contractors for IT and communication services for the common premises

5. Under the framework of Digital Transformation initiative, all components of the Enterprise Content Management are adequately/efficiently supported.

  • Provides Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and knowledge management support (e.g. SharePoint, CO Intranet and Team web sites) through coordination of office contents/records management including systems for the acquisition, storage and retrieval of electronic data
  • Manages the local database capacity required using standard ICT database and collaboration tools.
  • Provides support to ensure the accuracy and accessibility of data sources.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to relevant sections (i.e. Communications) in provision of externally facing websites, contents and security.
  • Provides assistance in the use of social media outreach.

6. Assignments of additional duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

  • Performs any additional assignments as requested by the supervisor.

JOB GRADE FACTORS [1]

  • Scope of the responsibility of the job is to support users in a country office and provides support for innovative solutions.
  • The incumbent performs first and second line support services and decides on the handling of user incidents and problems including priority and escalation, requiring interpretation of relevant guidelines and standards.
  • The incumbent is expected to make recommendations on the support of office computerization and connectivity to better productivity, efficiencies and effectiveness of ICT operations and services delivery.
  • The incumbent is expected to effectively and efficiently carry out the above duties contributes to the efficient planning, management and oversight of cost effective and secure ICT infrastructure, systems and tools at the country office and directly impact on delivery of operational and programme goals and results. This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective partner and to furthering UNICEF image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective, efficient and sustainable results.

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES

  • Education

Completion of Secondary education supplemented with formal training (at university level) in Computer Science, Business Administration or computer related certification (e.g., Prince2 Certification, ITIL Foundation Certification or equivalent customer support certification).

Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.

Knowledge of Information Management and Data Analytical skills.

  • Work Experience

Seven years practical professional work experience in information technology, as well as systematic methods of troubleshooting and analytical problem solving, providing assistance to users on ICT products and services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools. Practical experience with various computer platforms and applications: operating systems, email and database systems, Microsoft Office product suites, Help Desk software, advanced PC/laptop/printer installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repairs. Work experience in providing ICT support to remote field offices in developing countries an asset.

  • Language Proficiency

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language an asset.

Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)

i) Core Values (Required)

Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion

Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

Communication [II]

Working with People [II]

Drive for Results [II]

iii.Functional Competencies (required)

Analyzing [II]

Applying Technical Expertise [II]

Following instructions and Procedures [II]

Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)

Planning and Organizing [II]

iv) Technical Knowledge[1]

a) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)

• Practical knowledge of computer programming, software information management, data processing applications, database development, network administration, data communications, telecommunications, hardware and software installation, service management, end-user assistance, preparation of end-user documentation and manuals.

• UNICEF Field Offices environment and use of VISION and/or SAP

• Knowledge of Help Desk tools and processes

b) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)

• Practical knowledge of Service Delivery processes (e.g., Incident Management, Problem Management, Configuration Management, Change Management, Release Management).

• Practical knowledge of Service Support (e.g., Service Level Management, Availability Management, Capacity Management, Financial Management, ICT Service Continuity Management, Security Management)

• Knowledge of ITIL standards of services support

• Knowledge of server operating systems, active directory services, network operating systems platforms

• Systems roll outs and implementation in large scale ICT environment

• Software development methodologies

• Practices and principles of systems support

• Practices and principles of ICT analysis, planning, design, implementation and problem resolution

• Trends in information technologies and services management

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)

• Understanding of UNICEF ICT policies, procedures and guidelines (including Information Security Policy and Standards of Electronic Conduct.

Understanding of UN/UNICEF Financial rules and regulations, business processes and procedures.

• Understanding of UN Mission and system; and International Code of Conduct

• Understanding of UNICEF Mission Statement and observance of UNICEF Guiding Principles.

[1] Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (‘a’ and ‘b’ above) are applicable only to those who are or have been staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.

[1] The differences in the grades of jobs and positions reflect various differences, among others, in the nature and scope of work, individual contribution, professional expertise required, organizational context, risks, coordination and networking, engagement, partners, beneficiaries, clients/stakeholders relations, impact of decisions, actions and consequences, and leadership roles.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Submissions:

If you have the background and commitment to take on these responsibilities and would like to join UNICEF team, please apply online at the UNICEF e-recruitment system by 24:00 Monday, September 10, 2018. In order to be considered, your application should include:

  • A cover letter addressed to the UNICEF Albania Operations
  • An updated copy of curriculum vitae and P11 form
  • A list of a minimum of 3 professional references with contact numbers and emails
  • Proof of academic qualifications
  • Internal candidates are required to submit last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PER)

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515892