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Ethiopia: Health Program Officer -Health System Strengthening and Innovation , (6 Months), (Semera),(Afar)

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Oct 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, Health

Purpose

To provide technical assistance and operational support to Afar Regional Health Bureau in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the overall RMNCAH, EPI, Emergency Health programs in line with the newly developed Pastoralist HEP strategy in the region, including the scaling up of ARIDA devices utilization or pneumonia diagnosis in selected ARHF sites.

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

Under overall guidance and supervision of Health Program Officer/ CFO, UNICEF Semera FO:

  • Conduct situational analysis of Afar region in terms of bottleneck, burden of pneumonia, and its level of management.
  • Support RHB in planning and implementation of the overall MNCH, EPI, health emergency and Pastoralist HEP including utilization of ARIDA devices or pneumonia diagnosis in Afar region
  • Support the scaling up of ARIDA devices utilization or pneumonia diagnosis in selected ARHF sites.
  • Support the introduction of ARIDA devices in terms of training, mentoring, and skill development of the front-line health work force including HWs & HWs in the region.
  • Provide capacity building to woreda health managers, PHCU directors and planning departments on equity based analysis and performance reporting, focusing on maternal and child health programmes
  • Conduct primary data analysis using the routine HMIS data, EDHS and other source like and Birth and Death Notification to produce MNCH specific health information for decision-making
  • Submit well analysed and complied reports to the RHB and UNICEF Afar Field offices based on the set regular schedule - weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual bases.
  • Conduct program monitoring and follow up of Health workers trained with use of ARIDA for pneumonia diagnosis.
  • Prepare Human interest story and Donor reports during and after implementation of ARIDA.
  • Support Afar RHB in introduction and implementation of Revitalized HEP to reach the unreached community.
  • Support RHB in Afar Filed office in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting regular annual work plan Maternal and child health interventions.
  • Conduct any additional assignment given by his immediate supervision, UNICEF Afar Field office health program officer and deliver it in timely manner.

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

  • *A first University Degree inone of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Nursing or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experienceat the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health. Professional work experience in a technical expert position in child survival & development, health care.
  • Experience working in the region and knowledge on the local language is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

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=516574


India: Consultant Evaluation Coordination (Indian Nationals only)

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: India
Closing date: 14 Oct 2018

DUTY STATION: New Delhi. The consultant will be required to travel to support field visits, to hold Evaluation Reference Group meetings, to monitor field data collection, and to support dissemination activities. The estimated number of trips under this contract is six.

The consultant will be based in New Delhi. S/he will be expected to be available for discussions in the UNICEF India office on a regular basis. The consultant is expected to work with his/her own computer, from his/her own work space.

DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: 1 November 2018 – 31 December 2019

(Initial contract to be issued for 11.5 months - followed by a 2-week break - followed by a contract for the balance 2 months)

CLOSING DATE: 14 October, 2018

Background:

UNICEF is committed to the central role of evaluation in results-based management, and continually seeks to strengthen the evaluation function with a view to supporting evidence-based programming. While furthering accountability towards governments, donors and other partners, evaluation can yield lessons that will further enhance UNICEF’s contribution to development.

In accordance with UNICEF’s decentralized structure, most evaluations are conducted at country and regional levels. Important challenges include strategic coverage, coherence, and ensuring that evaluation quality standards are consistently met. Strategic documents - such as the Revised Evaluation Policy of UNICEF 2018, the UNICEF Regional Evaluation Strategy 2013 (currently under revision), the 2015 Memorandum on Management of Evaluation Processes and Accountability in UNICEF India and the Standard Operating Procedure for Quality Assurance and Ethical Standards of UNICEF-supported Studies, Research and Evaluations - include important commitments relating to quality standards for all the evaluations conducted in the country office.

The Costed Evaluation Plan (CEP) of UNICEF India, which was approved along with the 2018-2022 Country Programme Document by the Executive Board, outlines eight critical evaluations, which are to be completed over the five-year period. Currently, three of them are underway (1. Evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to strengthening child protection systems in India during 2013-2017; 2. Process evaluation of PMMVY maternity benefit programme; 3. Evaluation of Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in selected states of India) and the others will be implemented over the remainder of the Country Programme. In addition to the CEP, the Country Office also commissions evaluations approved as part of its biennial rolling Plan for Research, Integrated Monitoring, and Evaluations (PRIME). Two additional evaluation captured in the PRIME are currently underway (1. Evaluation of UNICEF’s Contribution to the Facility Based Newborn Care Programme in India – with special focus on the Special Newborn Care Units; and 2. Integrated multi-sectoral strategy to improve girls’ and women’s nutrition before conception, during pregnancy and after birth (Swabhimaan programme)) and others may be added over the course of this Consultancy.

In line with UNICEF India’s commitment to further strengthen the quality assurance processes and quality management of all its evaluations, the Country Office is seeking the support of a qualified consultant to manage, coordinate and quality assure the above mentioned on-going and planned evaluations as well as support the design and management of new evaluations over a period of this consultancy.

The evaluations will be supervised by the Research and Evaluation Specialist who is the Chair of the reference groups for all the evaluations, and the Secretary of the PRIME Steering Committee, which oversees the quality of the evidence agenda at UNICEF India. The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will provide technical support to the design, implementation, quality assurance, and dissemination of all evaluations undertaken over the period of this contract. The responsibilities of the Evaluation Technical Support Consultant are detailed in Section 6 of these Terms of Reference (ToR).

SUPERVISORS:

  • Research and Evaluation Specialist. Social Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation Section, New Delhi.
  • Chief Social Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation Section, New Delhi.

CONTRACT DURATION:

1 November 2018 – 31 December 2019

(Initial contract to be issued for 11.5 months - followed by a 2-week break - followed by a contract for the balance 2 months)

The Consultant is expected to work a total of 182 days over the 14-month period, with an average of 13 days per month. Please note that the number of monthly work days may differ, but the total number of days worked under this contract should equal 182.

MAJOR TASKS:

The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will provide operational and technical support to UNICEF India personnel in designing and commissioning evaluations and to the evaluation teams conducting them. S/he will work closely with the evaluation team leaders throughout the entire evaluation process to ensure that evaluations are conducted in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN System, as approved by the members of UNEG on 19 July 2007 as well as the quality standards defined in the 2018 Revised Evaluation Policy of UNICEF and the 2013 UNICEF Regional Evaluation Strategy. Under the supervision of the Research and Evaluation Specialist, s/he will work closely with UNICEF staff commissioning the evaluations providing them with technical and operational assistance and ensuring internal procedures are followed.

Specifically, the Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will provide technical and operational support to UNICEF India evaluations designed and commissioned over the period of this consultancy, as follows:

TOR preparation for new evaluations

  • The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will technically support Programme Sections to formulate TORs and evaluation designs of high quality, drawing on current best practices in methodology and UNEG norms and standards.
  • S/he will assist the Research and Evaluation Specialist in identifying appropriately qualified evaluation and research agencies to share Expressions of Interest and Requests for Proposals with, participating in meetings, and reviewing technical proposals.
  • S/he will oversee the quality assurance review of the ToR.

Data collection and data analysis

  • The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will support evaluation teams in ensuring that data collection missions are properly coordinated and prepared, and that field offices and counterparts are properly appraised of the purpose of the visits.
  • S/he will ensure the evaluation teams develop and systematically follow clear plans and guidelines associated with the training of data collectors and the actual field data collection process. S/he will monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, including attending training workshops and travelling to the field to monitor part of the data collection.
  • S/he will assist with tracking the competence of data collectors in research ethics and provide training and other technical assistance in this area as necessary.
  • S/he will ensure the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data follows high methodological standards and avoids bias, ensuring that the conclusions and recommendations of the final reports are based on sound analysis and follow logically from the results.

Report writing and finalization

  • The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will conduct preliminary quality scans of draft evaluation reports by providing technical comments, and will engage with evaluation teams to ensure their submission are of sufficient standards to be shared with internal and external reviewers.

Technical support to quality reviews

  • The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will assist with identifying key stakeholders for advisory and peer review functions of evaluations, including the primary stakeholders, the Evaluation Reference Group, and UNICEF external quality assurance agencies. S/he will document the various stages and outcomes of peer reviews of the ToRs, the inception report and the final report within agreed timelines.
  • The Consultant will be responsible for generating audit trails for all feedback received during the peer review process, working with evaluation teams to ensure that all comments are addressed, and disseminating audit trail responses to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • S/he will provide technical support the to the reviewers during the quality assurance process and facilitate coherent feedback to the evaluation teams within agreed timelines and ensuring that all the comments are addressed and the evaluation is steered towards achieving its objectives.

Technical assistance to communicating evaluation results

  • The Evaluation Technical Support Consultant will work with the Programme section/Field Office commissioning the evaluation to develop strategies and identify appropriate modalities for disseminating evaluation findings to key stakeholders.
  • S/he will support both internal (e.g. through seminars, webinars, briefs) and external (e.g. by organizing meetings with key stakeholders, developing infographics and other communication materials) dissemination of evaluation results to target audiences.
  • S/he will produce an annual brief outlining key learnings from UNICEF India evaluations.

Other tasks to support evidence generation at UNICEF India

The Consultant will provide technical support to implement the evidence agenda at UNICEF India Country Office. Tasks may include drafting concept notes for new evidence initiatives, facilitating quality reviews of research and studies and presenting capacity-building sessions on evaluation methodologies

DELIVERABLES

Based on a monthly work plan to be agreed with the Research and Evaluation Specialist, the consultant is expected to work a total of 182 days over the 14-month period of this contract, which is equivalent to 13 full days per month on average. The days may be disbursed differently over the different months, as long as the total number of days completed equals to 182 days. For example, the Consultant may work 20 days per month during particularly busy months and 8 days per month during quieter periods. The Consultant will be required to submit a monthly report (1-2 pages long), which outlines the completed tasks and the number of days dedicated to each task. The tasks and days will need to be based on the work plan agreed with the Research and Evaluation Specialist at the start of each month.

The attached financial template under the "How to Apply Section" outlines the expected tasks and dedicated time the Consultant will execute under this contract. This is a rough estimate as new evaluations may arise and some evaluations may be more labour intensive than others.

PAYMENT TERMS

  • Payment is linked to receipt and satisfactory acceptance of deliverables.
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed at actuals based on submission of original invoices/reports.
  • Per Diem will be reimbursed at UNICEF consultant rates.

Essential Educational Qualifications & Professional Experience for Consultant

1.Education: Advanced university degree in evaluation, social sciences, statistics, research methods, or planning.

2. Work Experience:

  • Minimum of (5) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience at national and international levels in evaluation and research.
  • The candidate should have knowledge of impact evaluations and development evaluations according to United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards and OECD/DAC criteria.
  • The candidate should have experience in managing a project, study or evaluation (developing a plan/terms of reference and schedule, assigning tasks, ensuring milestones are met on a timely basis, ensuring project costs are within and approved budget, and ensuring that objectives are adequately addressed).
  • The candidate should have expertise in evaluation design (experimental, quasi-experimental designs, and non-experimental designs), quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods, and writing-up of results for professional publications.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating an equity and gender perspective in evaluation design and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience of researching and evaluating child and adolescent issues, preferably in India. Familiarity with UNICEF programming areas, such as Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, WASH, Education, Disaster Risk Reduction, HIV/AIDS, Gender, tribal issues, and urban issues is desirable.
  • Strong understanding of OECD-DAC evaluation criteria and UNEG norms and standards for evaluation, including those pertaining to research ethics, as per the UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation and Data Collection and Analysis.
  • Familiarity with results-based management principles and tools is a plus.

3. Writing sample

  • The applicant will need to submit a recent (up to 3 years old) writing sample with her/his application. This can include a professional publication, or a report or some other writing piece completed as part of their professional work. Where a writing piece has several authors, the applicant should specify which sections were written by her/him.

4. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English. Fluency in Hindi an asset.

5. Competencies

  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Working with people
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Formulating strategies and concept
  • Analyzing
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Relating, networking, communication

Please submit your online application by 24:00 Hours Indian Standard Time on 14 October, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY:Your online application should contain Four separate attachments:

  • A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position (to be uploaded online under cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online under CV/Resume)
  • A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee as per template attached below. Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving. (to be uploaded under financial proposal template).
  • 19 Sept 2018 Financial Bid Template Eval coordination (002).docx
  • iv.Work Sample: (One) The applicant will need to submit a recent (up to 3 years old) writing sample with her/his application. This can include a professional publication, or a report or some other writing piece completed as part of their professional work. Where a writing piece has several authors, the applicant should specify which sections were written by her/him.You can upload the sample using google drive or dropbox these options are available in the online application form.

Please Note: It is mandatory to submit the financial proposal template and the work sample.

The selection will be on the basis of technical evaluation & financial offer in the ratio of 80:20. The criteria for technical evaluation will be as follows:

1. Education (Max 10/Min 7)

Advanced university degree in evaluation, social sciences, statistics, research methods, or planning

2.Work Experience (Max 30/ Min 21)

Professional experience; knowledge and experience of development evaluations and UNEG norms and standards; experience managing evaluations in international development settings; experience with different evaluation designs, data collection and analysis methods, and professional writing; experience in integrating an equity and gender perspective in evaluation design and analysis and researching and evaluating child and adolescent issues; experience working in India; experience with UNICEF programming areas; strong understanding of ethics; knowledge of results-based management principles.

3.Writing Sample (Max 20/Min 14)

The overall quality of a recent (up to 3 years old) writing sample. Quality will be judged based on the criteria of conceptualization, methodological rigour, clarity of writing and presentation, and innovation and originality and Fluency in English.

Candidates who score 42 and above and also meet the minimum in each sub-criteria 1 to 3 will be invited for an interview

4.Interview (Max 20/Min 14) during which the following core competencies will be evaluated:

  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Working with people
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Formulating strategies and concept
  • Analyzing
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Relating, networking, communication

Total technical score – 80. Minimum overall qualifying score is 56. Only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks of 56 as well as score the minimum score in each of the above sub-criteria including the interview will be considered technically responsive and their financials will be opened.

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.

For any clarifications, please contact:

UNICEF

Supply & Procurement Section

73, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Telephone # +91-11-24606516

Email: indconsultants@unicef.org


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=516645


occupied Palestinian territory: External Relations and Projects Consultant, Jerusalem

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Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

External Relations and Projects Consultant, Jerusalem

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Senior External Relations & Projects Officer (Team Leader) in the External Relations and Communication Department based in UNRWA, Jerusalem. The Consultant will:

· Manage a portfolio of traditional and non-traditional donors (subject to change depending on the department’s needs and candidate’s capacities and experience). This management of donor relationships includes the following duties:

· Provides a consistently high level of responsiveness and service to donors locally and at capital level; negotiates bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with donors on behalf of the Agency; suggests, negotiates and drafts project proposals for donors in coordination with field offices and headquarter departments; analyzes, reviews and edits project proposals and donor reports;

· Drafts correspondence for the purpose of fund-raising and advocacy; produces briefing materials and talking points for senior management including the Commissioner-General, Deputy Commissioner-General, Director, and the Representative Offices in New York, Washington and Brussels; Supports senior managers in policy-level bilateral discussions with UN Member State civil servants or at the political level;

· Strengthens department-wide efforts to enhance UNRWA’s brand profile. Duties include: production of existing and development of new communication tools in line with programme funding and advocacy priorities, contribution to reporting;

· Contributes substantially to: ERCD’s development of fund-raising strategy and planning (also in as much as required, in line with the ongoing Resource Mobilization Strategy); gathering intelligence on selected donors; developing and strengthening contacts with donors at capital and local level; exploring and undertaking resource mobilization initiatives; preparing fund-raising documents including appeals and Department’s reports and policy documents; supporting Executive Office and Representative Offices in contacts with donors;

· ERCD Field (or /and department) focal point. Duties include: regular engagement with a particular Field on forecast income, resource mobilization and project implementation;

· Organizes and participates in donor field trips in the five fields of operations;

· Ensures adequate visibility for donors according to agreements, visibility plans and donor-specific requests.

· Other duties as might assigned

minimum Qualifications and Experience

● A university degree from an accredited educational institution in communications, social sciences, economics, Business Administration, humanities or related fields.

● A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant field, preferably in an international context.

· Fluency in spoken and written English.

dESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

● Previous experience with a UN agency;

● Knowledge of the Middle East region;

● Knowledge of at least one other (European) language, or Arabic.

COMPETENCIES

· Ability to plan and prioritize the work under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities;

· Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;

· Proven ability to exercise initiative;

· Proficiency in using computer applications, including Excel and MS word.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

· The duration of the consultancy which is based in Jerusalem, is for 3 months, with the possibility of extension, and an expected start date of 01 Nov. 2018;

· Remuneration will be based on an annual P3 salary / US$6,000 per month.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy External Relations and Projects Consultant**”** in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications and references is 10 Oct. 2018. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.


How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy External Relations and Projects Consultant**”** in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications and references is 10 Oct. 2018. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Jordan: Consultant - Senior Cash Transfer Specialist

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Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 14 Oct 2018

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5.5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. Currently, 526,000 girls and boys attend UNRWA’s 711 schools in the Middle East. More than nine million patient visits had been recorded at UNRWA’s 150 clinics last year. Moreover, nearly two million extremely vulnerable refugees receive emergency food and cash assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Consultant - Senior Cash Transfer Specialist

BACKGROUND

One major programme component of UNRWA's Relief and Social Services Department (RSSD) is to provide direct relief and social services to the most economically deprived refugees. To this end, RSSD operates the Social Safety Net Programme (SSNP). The objective of the SSNP is to assist eligible recipients in bridging the abject poverty gap. Through the SSNP, UNRWA supports and assists almost 300,000 Palestine refugees with social transfers, in-kind food assistance and cash transfers (e-card modality) across the five fields of operation including in where acute and protracted crisis exists.

In April 2016, the SSNP transitioned from providing an in-kind food basket and modest cash subsidy to providing a cash-based transfer (CBT) using e-cards in Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank. The cash transfer has a value that ranges from USD 115 to USD 130 per person per year depending on the country. UNRWA has partnered with the CBT platform of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan, and the West Bank, while in Lebanon it manages operations directly with the banking system. More recently, the agreement with WFP in the West Bank has ended and a new partnership with the Bank of Palestine has been established. In Jordan the programme uses the e-card to deliver a combination of cash and an electronic voucher, while in the West Bank and Lebanon the programme provides only unconditional cash. The shift to CBT intended to offer recipients greater freedom of choice and access to a wider range of healthy food options while also reducing administration and distribution costs. The targeting approach used for determining inclusion and exclusion from the SSNP is based on a proxy-means testing formula applied in regular household visits.

In Gaza, UNRWA maintains the food distribution modality given limitations of market functionalities and associated risks. In Syria, UNRWA manages large-scale cash distributions alongside a more limited food distribution operation. Due to the emergency situations in Gaza and Syria, UNRWA currently covers social transfers for 1.4 million persons in these two fields of operations.

PURPOSE

UNRWA seeks the services of a Senior Cash Transfer Specialist to strengthen UNRWA’s programmes and staffing skills on CBT programming. The function is expected to support the Agency in institutionalizing CBTs including through harmonizing standards and processes across fields and integrating these into policies and practices.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the auspices of the Relief and Social Services Programme, the consultant will work with RSSD staff on setting up a post-distribution monitoring system, writing technical instructions, capacity building, establishing partnerships, and advise management on the overall implementation of the CBT.

Specific tasks related to this objective are:

· Provide technical and operational support to all CBT programming across five UNRWA fields of operations including design, assessment and implementation elements;

· Integrate CBT approaches, standards and processes into wider policies and practices of the Relief and Social Services Programme;

· Strengthen/build post-distribution monitoring systems across all five fields of UNRWA operations, including integration of tools for a regular socio-economic assessment;

· Examine current partnerships and financial institutions engaged in the UNRWA CBT programming and identify efficiency gains as applicable through process optimisation;

· Revisit the technical instructions for the SSNP in view of CBT programming;

· Provide training and support to field office staff on the CBT and lobby for a common understanding of the objectives;

· Any other related tasks.

minimum QuAlifications and Experience

· Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in a relevant field;

· At least eight years of relevant experience including at least three years in a senior capacity related to research, analysis, programme design preferably related to CBT programming;

COMPETENCIES

· Significant experience in the design and delivery of high quality CBT;

· Experience in training and capacity building;

· Strong analytical and communication skills;

· Proven track record of working on CBT programming;

· Ability to compile, validate and analyze statistics;

· Advance analytical skills and ability to conduct independent research;

· Proven writing and analytical skills;

· Excellent command of spoken and written English;

· The consultant must be able to travel to UNRWA fields of operations.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

· The expected start date is 1st November 2018; end date is 31st March, 2019;

· The duration of the assignment is five months;

· The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the Director of Relief and Social Services (DRSS).

· Pertinent to the assessed qualifications of the consultant, remuneration levels will be set at P-4/5 level.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy Senior Cash Transfer Specialist**”** in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 14 October 2018. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment


How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, via consultancy@unrwa.org, indicating the title of this consultancy Senior Cash Transfer Specialist**”** in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 14 October 2018. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Project Accountant – Nairobi

Hope for Victoria Children (HOVIC) is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, dubbed MWENDO in Partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC, Caregivers and their households. Project Accountant   Duration:                               1 year (Renewable based on availability of funds) Job Summary: The Project Accountant shall oversee project and organization accounts to ensure strict adherence to both statutory and donor compliance requirements and that sound financial practices with adequate internal controls are in place. Specific Responsibilities: Planning & Budgeting Provide input during the budgeting process for the assigned projects. Coordinate the planning and budgeting process to ensure quality and realistic budgets are developed Ensure Planning & Budgeting guidelines are adhered to Ensure compliance with MWENDO guidelines and other standards Conduct financial analysis for management decision making. Develop realistic cash flow forecasts in line with the plans Participate in proposal writing and grant budget development. Periodically monitor and advice management on budget utilization Financial Reporting Prepare financial data transactions into the Accounting System. Prepare and submit accurate project funding requests. Prepare bank reconciliation statements monthly Prepare financial analyses for management decision making Prepare and submit accurate and timely financial reports. Management of balance sheet accounts Cash Management Ensure safe custody of cash and cheque book Ensure maintenance of up to date records of cash disbursement. Cash flow management to ensure compliance with target low. Maintain an accurate and updated fixed assets register for the Programs/Projects. Ensure that assets are properly utilized and safe guarded. Any other duty as assigned by your supervisor. Human Resources and Administration: Establish and manage a comprehensive employees training program regarding staff tools, policies and procedures; In consultation with the management and the Executive Director, maintain and review all systems related to HR management in the organization (leave, payroll, employee files, job description, and staff appraisals). Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants. Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations. Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience: Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Accounting or Finance, Business management/ Administration or related degree Minimum Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Part II Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience: Professional membership with a recognized body is an added advantage Knowledge of one or more accounting system Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience: Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills. Proficiency in written and spoken English. The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy stakeholders and a team player. Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills. Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment. Computer literate. Method of Application Please send your application indicating current/last salary and expected salary to admin@hovic.org and CC to hovickenya@gmail.com.Ensure you only quote the job title on the email subject. All applications must be received on or before 12th October 2018. Only applicants meeting the criteria outlined above will be shortlisted. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement Job description Summary Of The Position The Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement, will play an important programmatic role in Women Deliver’s efforts to enhance the participation and influence of young people on policies and investments for gender equality and girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, in the Southern and Eastern Africa (SEA) Region. This consultancy role, based in SEA, will work closely with the Director and Senior Manager of Women Deliver’s Youth Engagement Team in New York. The Regional Coordinator will build on a strong cohort of Women Deliver Young Leaders and an enabling environment in order to intensify collaborative advocacy efforts in the region, as well as nationally and sub-nationally in Uganda and Kenya. Note: The consultant role is budgeted for 3 years and approx. 20 hours per week (part-time). There is a preference for Kenyan and Ugandan Nationals to apply; non-Nationals will also be considered assuming language proficiency. The Regional Coordinator will support effective and context-appropriate implementation of these intensified efforts including providing the training, coordination, and technical backstop that the regional effort will require. Women Deliver will hold regular SEA Regional and country-level workshops (in Uganda and Kenya only) to provide Women Deliver Young Leaders and alumni intensive training in advocacy strategy development in addition to grants to support time-bound advocacy efforts. The Regional Coordinator will play a critical role in facilitating these workshops, coordinating the efforts of the Young Leaders on a day-to-day basis, making introductions as appropriate to ensure coordination with other organizations, coalitions, and influencers, and working closely with the Young Leaders to identify and map the opportunities for feasible advocacy opportunities. Accountabilities Supports Young Leaders in SEA, with particular emphasis on Uganda and Kenya, to intensify and coordinate advocacy efforts (note: there are approximately 130 Young Leaders and alumni in the SEA Region, with nearly 20 in Kenya and 20 in Uganda). Facilitates regional and country-level workshops and provides Young Leaders and alumni technical assistance and intensive training in advocacy strategy development. Provides day-to-day technical support to Young Leaders and alumni in the region that receive grants from Women Deliver, with a focus on coordination and collaboration between Young Leaders and alumni with other organizations, coalitions, and influencers. Coordinates regular teleconferences and check-ins to keep the Young Leaders and alumni connected and equipped with the tools and information needed for advocacy at the country level. Works closely with the Senior Manager and Director to ensure messaging and support to Young Leaders and alumni is aligned with the Young Leaders Program and Women Deliver. Works closely with the Senior Communications Associate to identify newsworthy stories based on Young Leaders’ activities and accomplishments. Other activities and duties as assigned. Qualifications, Skills, Education, And Knowledge Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. 2-3 years of professional experience in SEA regional advocacy efforts; focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth, and/or gender a plus; with a total of 6-10 years of total professional experience. Knowledge of SEA regional political landscape, coalition and campaign efforts on issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality required. Strong understanding of advocacy and campaign tactics for policy change at local, national, and regional levels. Exceptional verbal and written communications skills. Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and conduct work independently (remote from the New York office). Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness in solving problems. Strong skills using Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to travel to various Southern and Eastern African Regions as directed. Method of Application Please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

National Study Coordinator, Kenya

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns. CHS supports the Ministry of Health’s HIV response in HIV prevention, care and treatment. Introduction of new antiretroviral medicines as they become commercially available is a key component in HIV treatment optimization. Monitoring adverse drug reactions related to new drugs is essential for patient safety. Following reports of adverse birth outcomes among pregnant women using dolutegravir at the time of conception in Botswana, MOH and its partners has been monitoring the situation in the 24 facilities and has developed a protocol to follow up pregnancy outcomes among women who were using peri-conception dolutegravir based regimen. National Study Coordinator, Kenya Job Description The objectives of this follow-up assessment is to: Compare the prevalence of Neuro Tube Defect (NTD)-affected pregnancies among women with periconceptional Dolutegravir (DTG) exposure to the prevalence of NTD-affected pregnancies among women with periconceptional EFV exposure Assess risk factors for NTDs among women with periconceptional DTG exposure compared to women with periconceptional EFV exposure Ascertain other adverse pregnancy outcomes after 20 weeks gestation Measure the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes among women exposed to DTG during pregnancy that fall outside of the periconceptional period CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of National Study Coordinator. Location: National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), Nairobi Reporting to: HIV Care and Treatment Manager Objectives Finalize the research implementation plan under the direction of the Principal Investigator in collaboration with various stakeholders Process and obtain national ethical approvals, where relevant Implement research activities according to the research protocol, coordinating relevant stakeholders Support data management and report writing process in collaboration with various stakeholders Responsibilities and Duties Objective 1: Finalization of research implementation plan Compile relevant study materials developed by various stakeholders Coordinate the printing of study materials Coordinate the training of study site coordinators and site staff Objective 2: Obtain national approvals In collaboration with key stakeholders, coordinate the ethical approval process with relevant institutions Obtain the necessary administrative approvals from national and county government health departments Obtain necessary approvals from the facility in-charges in the study sites Objective 3: Implementation of research activities Manage study operations and ensure research activities are implemented according to study protocol, in strict adherence to the timelines Support during training and orientation of research team, data management, quality assurance and lab tests Traveling to health facilities and client follow up visits in the study sites as required Monthly progress in the form of report, written communication and PowerPoint presentation Be the first point of contact for any protocol or operational issues that may arise in the study sites Objective 4: Support data management, report writing and dissemination Support the national team in conducting quality checks on collected data Ensure data confidentiality and that confidentiality protocols are not breached Timely communication of any protocol violation to the Principal Investigator Support the data analysis and report writing including coordination of workshops Deliverables Deliverables associated with the above tasks under the objectives outlined in this document include: A detailed study implementation plan Provide progress status reports to PIs and ethics review boards on a routine basis as required Monthly submission of study progress report Document and file minutes and all other deliberations of study team meetings Training / Experience / Clinical Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Clinical medicine or a health-related field of study is required, with Master’s degree as an added advantage. Extensive experience in working with national HIV health programmers and offering technical assistance, preferably in the National HIV Program in Kenya Familiarity with community research-based principles and minimum 2 – 4 years’ experience in program coordination, volunteer management in a health-related field Extensive knowledge and understanding of the complexity of issues relating to people living with HIV/AIDS Excellent facilitation skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Fluency in English Duration: 12 months: 1 month: Study implementation plan and study approvals 8 months: Data collection 3 months: Analysis & report writing Method of Application Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as National Study Coordinator, by 5:00 PM, Friday, October 05, 2018. Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Finance Officer – Nairobi

Gatsby is a foundation set up by David Sainsbury (Lord Sainsbury of Turville) to realise his charitable objectives. Finance Officer Job description Are you extremely organised, deadline-oriented and a multitasker? Do you have rigorous attention to detail and the ability to work well in a demanding and high pressure environment? Are you a team player with good communication skills? Gatsby Africa is recruiting a Finance Officer to support a busy team in a wide range of activities such as financial accounting and reporting, cash flow management, fixed assets management, coordination of meetings, arranging travel/accommodation, monitoring adherence to organisational policies and assisting with office administration and planning. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Operations in Nairobi, and also receive support and guidance on finance matters from the UK-based finance team. The Finance Officer will be responsible for: Financial accounting reporting Management of relationship with other stakeholders Acting as a focal point in handling finance-related issues in liaison with the London office -Cash flow management Payroll Fixed assets management Tax administration The ideal candidate will have: At least 5 years’ professional experience in a finance role in a demanding, fast-paced environment Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA(K) or ACCA (these are a must ) A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related subject is an added advantage) Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel,Outlook and PowerPoint (proficiency in using Excel for reporting is key) Experience in using modern accounting software packages Please go to https://ift.tt/2zCjKCZ to download the Candidate Pack with instructions on how to apply. Applications are welcome until the deadline of 9 October 2018. Candidates must be Kenyan nationals. Gatsby is an equal opportunities employer. How you match Criteria provided by job poster Skills Match Microsoft Excel Match Microsoft Word Match Accounting Match Finance Match Microsoft Office No match Cash Flow No match Office Administration No match Financial Accounting Method of Application Candidates are invited to submit a one page cover letter, together with maximum two page curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience to recruitment@cedarconsulting.co.ke with “Gatsby Africa –Finance Officer” in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1700 EAT on 9th October 2018. We are only able to contact shortlisted candidates. Candidates must be Kenyan nationals.

Sector Manager – Livestock – Nairobi

Kenya Markets Trust is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation that works in partnership with the private sector, non-governmental organisations, county and national governments, associations and other local and International partners to unleash large scale, sustainable market growth by changing the underlying incentives, capacities and rules that shape how market systems work. KMT is currently working in three sectors – agricultural inputs, livestock and water – and implements some work in these sectors internally and some through local partners. Our working funds/revenue comes from donors and foundations (For more information on KMT see www.kenyamarkets.org). Sector Manager – Livestock   Reporting to the Head of Programmes. the role will assume responsibility for the technical direction and successful delivery of KMTs livestock sector programme. S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership to the livestock sector team and drive successful programme implementation in compliance with the statutory, organisational, donor or other requirements of KMT. Key Responsibilities: Working with the Head of Programmes, set the strategic direction and overall approach for KMT’s livestock sector implementation work. Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of high quality interventions and concept notes to achieve livestock sector objectives. Drive effective implementation of the livestock sector work through a results-based management process that is aligned with KMT’s long- term objectives in the sector. Report the progress of the livestock sector programme to the Head of Programmes on a monthly basis or more frequently as required and participate in portfolio reporting to the Board and funders on a quarterly basis. Lead identification, assessment and engagement of strategic livestock sector partners and market actors in collaboration with the Head of Programmes. Develop and maintain these key partnerships. Ensure quality control on reports and briefs prepared by Intervention Specialists before submission. Lead, manage. motivate and develop the livestock sector team by promoting a culture of trust based on personal integrity, openness within the team, encouraging their commitment to KMT’s objectives and meeting their personal development needs. Lead development of livestock sector annual budgets and work plans. Assume fiscal accountability for the sector budget and ensure the financial management of the livestock sector programme ¡s compliant with KMT’s requirements. Set KPIs for staff, always aligning with the organizational and sector objectives and conduct performance management evaluations in a timely manner to ensure superior levels of performance ore maintained. Participate in the development and continuous review of the livestock sector strategy and development and implementation of the livestock component of the Annual Operating Plan. Work closely with the other functions within KMT to progress the broader strategic objectives of the organisation. Job Qualifications Master’s degree In International Development, Strategy, Business Management, Marketing, Economics or other relevant field. At least 7 years relevant experience in development work, with at least 2 years gained at management level providing technical leadership In the livestock sector with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams. Part of this experience must have been gained working ¡n livestock programmes ¡n Kenya. Work experience in the pastoralist livestock sector in the ASAL regions of Kenya would be an advantage. Demonstrable experience ¡n a technical team leadership role on development programmes, preferably with o specific focus on market development, private sector development, or value chain improvements. Experience in Implementing market-based solutions within large-scale sector development programmes to enhance competitiveness of sectors. Strong relationship management skills and capacity to influence at multiple levels across large, medium and small businesses, national and county governments and the donor/funding community. Good people management experience, demonstrating the ability to translate ideas into action, monitor multiple work streams, provide coaching and mentoring. and co-ordinate staff and contract partners In a consultative and collegiate decision-making style. of Influencing senior level public and private sector decision makers and communicating to a variety of audiences and media. Method of Application If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating names of three (3) referees to vacancy@kenyamarkets.org. Please indicate position reference number in the subject line. Deadline for receiving applications is October 12, 2018. Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.vacancy@kenyamarkets.org

Documentation Consultant In Kenya – Good Practices and Lessons Learnt On Global Fund

KANCO is regional membership network of organizations including: Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community Based Organization (CBOs), Faith Based Organization (FBOs), Private Sector, Research and Learning Institutions responding to HIV & AIDS and TB in Kenya. Its mission is to provide leadership, promote collaboration and enhance capacity among Civil Society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders to respond to HIV & AIDS and TB at the community level. Guided by the vision of healthy people, empowered communities, over time KANCO has evolved to become a premier agency for sensitizing, mobilizing and promoting collaboration among civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the region KANCO has emerged, in recent years, as a key partner in the area of advocacy and international development. KANCO is looking for a qualified consultant to provide technical assistance to conduct field-work and write analytical success stories highlighting the impact of advocacy activities and programmes supported by KANCO as regards to Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, Tuberculosis and Nutrition projects in Kenya. Documentation Consultant In Kenya – Good Practices and Lessons Learnt On Global Fund   Job Description Terms of Reference (TORS) Request for Expression of Interest – Documentation of Good Practices and Lessons Learnt on Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, Tuberculosis and Nutrition Programming Related to Advocacy in Kenya and the African Region. Background The projects focused on increased allocation of resources for health and to strengthen capacity of leaderships for them to have effective engagements at different levels of governance structures. To implement these projects KANCO has collaborated with the government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, the County Governments, National Assembly and Members of Parliament. It is the desire of KANCO to document success stories and lessons learned during the implementation of these project to be used in advocacy and for dissemination to the wider public to guide future actions. Rationale Documenting lessons learned and success stories from implementing these projects helps to promote sharing of evidence-based practices that have shown to be successful in improving nutrition and TB prevention services. This will stimulate program enhancement and maximization of available resources within KANCO but also for KANCO partners both nationally and international by acting as a mechanism for continuous learning, feedback, reflection and analysis of what did and did not work, how it worked and why. The lessons learned could then be used to inform scaling up or replication of proven critical success factors and lessons learnt so as to increase coverage of quality services and accelerate progress towards universal access to good nutrition and TB prevention services. It is also intended to demonstrate the value that KANCO has added through the projects to programming in the area of Nutrition and TB prevention services that could be used for KANCOs overall advocacy and resource mobilisation efforts. Objectives of the assignment KANCO would like to document achievements realized in implementing advocacy projects in a structured manner, focusing on identifying the specific factors of success, summarizing the actual actions being undertaken on the ground and describing the impact of interventions on the lives of those for whom it is being implemented. The documentation will also attempt to propose some promising practices that can be maintained and replicated or scaled up in the future. The documentation will combine human stories and voices of beneficiaries with results based on official reports and accounts of technical staff and community leaders. These stories will be shared with Government authorities, development partners and the general public. The specific Objectives of the assignment are as follows: Document success stories and lessons learned from the implementation of the projects in terms of improving the overall health status of individuals, improving access to quality services e.t.c Create an information pack from compiled material for distribution to KANCO stakeholders Tasks and Responsibilities In order to achieve the envisaged objectives, the consultant under the overall supervision of KANCO Will work in collaboration with KANCO to determine the exact scope of the stories; identify and develop topics and agree communities/facilities to be visited Prepare tools and formats that will be used for documenting the stories. Conduct field work in the selected communities with KANCO program and partner staff. This will include focus group discussions, interviews, observations and visits to beneficiaries to elicit their views Prepare success stories by analyzing and presenting relevant information about project implementation Produce the text, photographs and infographics for an info-pack (15-20pages) highlighting success stories and including voices of beneficiaries and other stakeholders. Deliverables and Timeframe: The consultant will deliver to KANCO An inception report demonstrating understanding of the tasks in the ToR and how they propose to accomplish the required tasks. It is envisaged that the assignment will take 20 working days. A high quality information pack ( 15-20pages ) of success stories All deliverables should be submitted to KANCO within 5 weeks of signing of contract. Performance and Evaluation: The work will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, accuracy, originality and quality of the product delivered. Quality/Content Control: KANCO will have editorial control over the all materials produced. Supervision: The consultant will work under the direct supervision of KANCO. Qualifications and experience required: The consultant should possess the following qualifications Diploma in Journalism, Communications or related field; At least five years of professional experience in investigative and human impact story writing, preferably on TB and Nutrition; Proven experience in working with national organisations Photography skills and experience; Ability to analyze and synthesize relevant information and develop highly analytical reports; Excellent editing skills and ability to integrate human interest with statistics and technical reports to present credible content; High sense of journalistic ethics and in-depth understanding of human right issues; Fluent in English (spoken and written); Ability to deliver products on time against tight deadlines; Demonstrates initiative, creativity and flexibility. Method of Application Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, Technical and Financial proposals with subject line “Consultant- documentation of good practices and lessons learnt on Global fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, tuberculosis and nutrition programming. The envelope should be addressed to KANCO P.O. Box 69866 – 00400 Nairobi – Kenya E-mail: jobs@kanco.org to reach the reception desk by 5th October 2018, 12:00 noon Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. Late bids shall be rejected.

Finance Officer – Budget, Regions And Reporting

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a non-profit global research organization that generates science-based knowledge about the diverse and important roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. The Centre’s vision is rural transformation in the developing world, as family farmers use tree-based solutions based in agroforestry to improve food security, nutrition, income, soil, human and ecosystem health, and to help them adapt to and mitigate climate change. With their multidisciplinary research and the knowledge, they generate, ICRAF and its partners advance policies and practices that benefit the poor and the environment. The Centre’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, and it conducts research in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. ICRAF is a member of the Consortium of 15 independent agricultural research centres of CGIAR. Finance Officer – Budget, Regions And Reporting   Job Description Reporting: will provide support to Regions, SDs, Global Support Units and Overhead Units based at HQ Duties and Responsibilities Internal Control System Adhere to internal control systems that will ensure that the centre attains its objectives, produce accurate and reliable data for decision making, ensure compliance to policies and laws of host countries and safeguard the centre assets. Evaluate and communicate internal control deficiencies in a timely manner to supervisor. Financial Planning and Budgeting Monitoring Preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual budget vs actual expenditure for review by the project managers Assist in the preparation and consolidation of the annual Programme of Work and Budget. Monitor budget expenditures for the offices at HQ, the regions and the country offices. Donor Reporting Preparation of various donor financial reports as per the donor requirements in accordance with the grant agreement. Assist in review of Donor Financial Reports from the regional offices ensuring that they have been done as per the donor and ICRAF requirements before presentation for internal ICRAF approval. Preparation of Donor invoices for funds request as well as other invoices as might be requested from time to time. Partner Monitoring Assist in the financial management capability assessment of partners. Prepare disbursement of funds to partners. Review and process partners advance liquidation and updating same in the financial systems. Prepare monthly age analysis of all partners balances and follow up on overdue liquidations. Proposal, donor agreement and sub-agreement Part of the team tasked with review of budget proposals and ensuring that it is fully costed while taking into consideration the various ICRAF policies are adhered to. Review of donor agreements especially in relation to approved budget, reporting timelines and policies to adhere to. Review of sub-agreements to partners ensuring that they adhere to the grant agreement and ICRAF policies. Other Duties Financial management capacity building for programme administrators and support to assigned regional office. Support the team during special external audits for all projects in the respective assigned units. Required Academic and Professional Qualifications: First degree in Finance, Commerce, and Accounting, Economics or other business-related disciplines. CPA III/ACCA or International equivalent. French is an added advantage. Required Skills and Competencies: At least 5 years’ experience in Accounting, Budgeting & Donor Reporting. Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures. Proficiency in database applications and MS office suite. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural team. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. Strong self-starter with initiative to identify opportunities and take appropriate action. Terms of offer: We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we encourage applications from qualified women. This position is remunerated on Local Terms. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

Legal Officer, Head Office – Lo-Ho

NCCK, an umbrella organization for Protestant Churches and Christian Organizations registered in Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position: Legal Officer, Head Office - Lo-Ho Job Description REF: LO - HO Reporting to the General Secretary, this position is responsible for providing and facilitating legal, technical, institutional and related services to the Council. Duties and Responsibilities: Offer legal and technical counsel to the Council Draw, peruse, complete and interpret legal documents on behalf of the Council Draw and accept court processes affecting the Council and take action as necessary Liaise with Council’s external lawyers in legal matters affecting the Council Service, organize and facilitate constitutional and governance  meetings Draft notices, agenda and minutes for constitutional meetings and governance meetings Keep corporate members’ records and facilitate processing of new applications for membership Ensure that the Council’s property and staff are adequately insured Administer the Council’s general and life insurance policies Provide designated technical support to Council’s subsidiaries, affiliates and corporate members Keep track of new legislation and advise the Council accordingly Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Law (LLB) Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law A current Advocate’s Practicing Certificate 5 years’ experience in a similar position especially within a Non-Governmental Organization set up Age of 32 years and above Other Competences: Demonstrable Christian maturity Good understanding of court procedures and processes Good command of insurance law and practice Demonstrable knowledge of labour law and industrial relations Strong analytical and planning skills Strong interpersonal and communication skills Excellent computer skills Ability to multi task and work with minimum supervision Method of Application Qualified and interested candidates should download the NCCK Job Application Form.  and send it via email to recruitment@ncck.org before 4.00 p.m. on  Friday 3rd October 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted DISCLAIMER It has come to our attention that unscrupulous individuals are taking advantage of the unemployed public with promises of securing them employment with the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK). The Public is advised that NCCK does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.

Program Officer, Protect – Nairobi

Hivos works towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet. We use this frame to stretch Hivos’ view and remit beyond ‘development’ towards a future as a global organization that finds its relevance and impact in the generation of ideas, initiatives and relationships for open and green societies. Hivos  East Africa is looking for a Program Officer for a new program that will focus on shifting the paradigm from unequal and closed societies, where shrinking space, threats to media freedom and challenges to access and use of data fail to deliver tangible change for people’s lives, towards free and open societies with civil society, including media organisations, able to help people to hold governments to account, make information meaningful and drive social and political change for the better, leaving no one behind. We look for a person who shares our values, with great and inclusive leadership skills who can lead this new program with passion and commitment. Program Officer, Protect Job Description Job Context The program will be implemented in Kenya, Malawi and Myanmar. It focuses 3 pillars to address 3 key challenges: An empowered society where people safely demand exercise their fundamental rights to pursue equality, good governance and sustainable development; An independent society, where media and infomediaries enjoy a) resilient, secure and independent business models, b) editorial independence and c) freedom from political or other vested and economic interests; An informed society where people are capable of balancing the unequal power dynamic through reliable and useful data to demand improvements in their quality of life. Your responsibilities Aim of the job To provide leadership in the implementation of the PROTECT Program in Kenya. He/she ensures that activities stay on track and contribute to the defined and aims for the best possible result. The program officer will support the Program Manager implement the PROTECT program in Kenya and liaise with consortium partners and other key stakeholders. Program Management, Representation and Communication: Manages the implementation of the PROTECT program in Kenya in liaison with the PROTECT Program Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring high quality narrative and financial reports, further building relationships with consortium partners and grantees, data management, monitoring & evaluation and linking and learning. Provides technical oversight of the program in Kenya and individual activities to ensure adherence to defined goals, evidence-based interventions and best practices. Is the primary relationship lead in Kenya representing Hivos in the coalition and with external stakeholders, including responding to information requests. Discusses with coalition partners and other key stakeholders, in all aspects of programme planning, monitoring, and implementation. Innovates and proactively support strategic alliances with relevant stakeholders. Leads a participatory process of co-creation that closely involves both the donor as well as consortium and local partners. Partner Support Ensures that partners are meaningfully engaged in decision making and receive the organizational and technical capacity development needed to successfully complete their grant-funded activities. Ensures compliance with and implementation of all donor-related and project specific policies. Supports the organization of PROTECT program events and activities in Kenya in collaboration with Partners and the Hivos PROTECT team. Ensures partner compliance with Hivos grant making procedures and policies. Monitoring, Knowledge and Learning Monitors performance of the program and makes recommendations regarding scale-up potential or trouble shooting when challenges arise. Monitors contextual developments in Kenya affecting the program. Supports development of knowledge and learning approaches for partners and other stakeholders. Supports the implementation of the program’s co-creation research approach. Maintains an updated in-country database of the program’s key stakeholders. Administrative and Procurement Tasks Oversees financial management and procurement, including subsequent contracting of local partners, in line with Hivos and donor requirements. This also includes the delivery, management, and monitoring of sub-grants. Support the identification of possible service providers in line with the Hivos procurement procedures and policy. During PROTECT program events and activities, guide the Regional support staff to facilitate the delivery of in-country logistical tasks. Assist the Regional staff with the tracking and follow-up of partner documentation and reporting. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Experience in working with and commitment to good governance, transparency, citizen engagement and accountability. Experience with managing multi-stakeholder initiatives incl. civil society, government, oversight authorities and private sector. Demonstrable experience in implementing learning and sharing information with a wide range of stakeholders. Experience in facilitating training, policy and advocacy interventions across countries and region. Experience working with investigative journalists, using data for public scrutiny and anti-corruption investigations. Excellent communication, analytical, problem-solving and relationship management skills. Commitment to team-working and a willingness to join in with colleagues to manage the pressures and priorities of the day. Likes to work in a multi-cultural environment with people from different religions, cultures and of various sexual orientations and gender identities. Your profile Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in social sciences, international development or related area. More than 3 years professional experience in program coordination or management of transparency, citizen engagement and accountability programs, or programs on good governance, anti-corruption, civic space, independent media, human rights or related fields. Proven experience in implementing high-volume sub-granting programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Demonstrated experience with similarly complex programs involving coordination with multiple projects and partner institutions, including delivering at pace and managing demands from multiple stakeholders. Financial and operational management skills. What we offer Hivos offers a competitive package based on the candidate’s qualifications and a challenging role in an international environment. This position is based in Hivos East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The Program Officer will functionally report to the PROTECT Program Manager in Malawi and will be line managed by the Program Manager, Freedom and Accountability, in Nairobi. Hivos can only offer employment on local terms and conditions. Method of Application Please submit the information to eastafricajobs@hivos.org and copied to smuchai@hivos.org

Logistics Assistant, Luanda, Angola

Logistics Assistant Location : Luanda, Angola, ANGOLA Application Deadline : 08-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : National Consultant Languages Required : English Portuguese Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Oct-2018 Duration of Initial Contract : 264 days Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding Background UNDP is a key partner to the Global Fund (GF) and when necessary serves as Principal Recipient (PR) in various countries. As such, UNDP currently acts as PR in 26 countries. In 2017, Angola's Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) designated UNDP for the role of PR for the new HIV grant (2018-2021). Such role is exercised by UNDP in support to the Ministry of Health via the Instituto Nacional de luta contra sida (INLS). It is also exercised in coordination with other UN agencies and bilateral aid agencies. The 2018-2021 HIV Grant aims to support the national response to HIV led by the INLS. The Grant Performance targets include ensuring that Angola's HIV prevalence rate remains at less than 3% by 2021; and reducing the morbidity and mortality of People living with HIV (PLHIV) by providing access to treatment to 122 193 PLHIV, who represent 38% of PLHIV in the country. As PR, UNDP accounts for the achievement of the Grant Performance Framework targets. To help attain targets, UNDP contracts implementing partners, called 'Sub-Recipients' (SR), which include the INLS, international and national NGOs. As PR, UNDP is also responsible for effective grant implementation, which involves programmatic and financial management; management of Sub-Recipients; and procurement and quality assurance of health products. The implementation of the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, which includes strengthening the national HIV and logistics information management systems, will also be pursued during the grant implementation period. To help UNDP and INLS deliver on the procurement and supply management (PSM) component of the Grant and the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, UNDP is recruiting a Logistics Assistant who will be based at INLS premises. Duties and Responsibilities Rationale With more than 50% of Grant resources dedicated to the procurement, warehousing, distribution and quality assurance of HIV health products, the PSM function determines grant performance at all levels : service delivery (health facility); central (INLS); and managerial (UNDP). Through the PSM function, INLS as Convener of the National HIV Quantification Committee aims to ensure that needs for HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs and reagents are quantified and forecasted in an adequate manner. This involves promoting compliance with national HIV testing and treatment protocols; interpreting consumption and morbidity data; monitoring and reporting consumption trends at provincial level. From a grant management perspective, PSM is also a high-risk area where valuable health products can be diverted from their destination at various levels of the supply chain. To safeguard grant resources, proactive risk management needs to be exercised by all entities involved in the supply chain, including UNDP, INLS, the warehousing and distribution Service Provider, Provincial Health Directorates and Health Facilities. Given the national scale of PSM related interventions, financial resources and risks under the Grant, and given INLS needs, UNDP is recruiting an additional PSM human resource for INLS under the title of 'Logistics Assistant'. Objective of the assignment The overall objective of the Logistics Assistant position is to help ensure the smooth running of the INLS-led PSM interventions. Specific objectives include: Help ensure the correct forecasting of national needs for HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs and reagents Help organise the timely distribution of health products to the Provincial Health Authorities and Health Facilities Contribute to developing capacity for good warehousing and inventory practices at provincial level Duties and Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the INLS Director General, in liaison with the UNDP GF PSM team, and in cooperation with INLS PSM staff, the Logistics Assistant will be responsible for the following: Specific objective 1: Help ensure the correct forecasting of national needs for HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs and reagents Monitor, document and analyse consumption data at provincial level, using INLS tools Report consumption data to INLS Management; identify issues and make constructive recommendations Support INLS in its role as Convener of the National HIV Quantification Committee; prepare and document meetings; distribute minutes and participate in the drafting of Quantification Reports Monitor the execution of the Quantification Plan in liaison with the Warehousing and Distribution Services Provider, INLS Management and UNDP; alert in case of over stock or risk of stock-outs Specific objective 3: Help organise the timely distribution of health products to the Provincial Health Authorities and Health Facilities Provide customs clearance support to UNDP on behalf of INLS, for the timely delivery of health products to the Warehousing and Distribution Services Provider Help monitor the Warehousing and Distribution Services Provider through participation in planning and performance review meetings; help design performance monitoring tools Support the development of an efficient and cost effective INLS Distribution Plan; liaise with Provincial Health Authorities accordingly Support INLS in overseeing the implementation of the Distribution Plan; collect, compile and analyse provincial distribution reports Follow-up on provincial requests for deliveries; streamline requisitions and distribution to the peripheral, referring to the Quantification Plan, and using INLS tools Carry out ongoing monitoring of stock information at provincial level against requisitions received, referring to the Distribution Plan and the Quantification Plan Review and triangulate stock reports from the Provincial Health Authorities, and Health Facilities; triangulate consumption data with stock reports received from the Warehousing and Distribution Services Provider Identify, document and alert INLS and UNDP management in case of PSM issues such as non-compliance with national protocols, poor transport and warehousing conditions, risk of stock out, over stock or embezzlement of health products Specific objective 3: Contribute to developing good storage and distribution practices at provincial level Plan, carry out and document support supervision visits to Health Facilities, Provincial Health Authorities in collaboration with INLS Management and PSM staff Identify training, tools and systems development needs at provincial level Design, facilitate and document capacity-building interventions in inventory management Expected Deliverables: Minutes of the National HIV Quantification Committee meetings Support to the drafting of Periodic Quantification Reports and related updates Government documentation required for customs clearance INLS Distribution Plan and related updates Documented critical analysis of stock reports from provincial and central level Reports of support supervision visits Reports of PSM-related capacity development interventions Monthly assignment reports to INLS and UNDP Management Reporting: The Logistics Assistant shall report to the INLS Director General and the UNDP PSM Team Leader (dual reporting line). Travel: Regular travel outside Luanda is expected for this assignment. Safety and security: Consultants are required to comply with the UN security directives as outlined at https://trip.dss.un.org. Individual Consultants are also responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries and regions, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Payment Payments will be made on quarterly basis based on the Certificate of Payment, monthly reports and timesheets that will be submitted to UNDP at the end of each quarter. Payment will be processed upon performance evaluation by the UNDP GF PSM Team Leader, in consultation with the INLS Director General. This opportunity is made available to Angolan nationals only. GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting their application. Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded through the UNDP job site. Therefore, please include all the documents listed below in one single file before uploading: A Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. A signed and up to date Personal History Form (P11). The P11 template can be downloaded at https://ift.tt/1QZl2HD). Please submit the P11 in lieu of a CV and please note that applications without a signed and up to date P11 will not be considered. A financial proposal indicating an all-inclusive daily rate in USD. The term 'all-inclusive' implies that the rate should encompass all costs i.e. monthly professional fees, travel related expenses wherever applicable, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance costs etc. The template to be used for the financial proposal is the Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability which is available at https://ift.tt/2eVEcBb. Please note that costs related to the Consultant's travel to the provinces will be covered under the UNDP/GF Project. As such, they should not feature in the financial proposal. For Applicants' information, the General Terms and Conditions for UNDP Individual Consultants can be found at https://ift.tt/1mmvzDo Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure that you have provided all requested documentation in one single file as mentioned above. Applicants' evaluation Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method in which the Applicant's qualifications will be weighted at 70% whereas his/her financial proposal will be weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on their qualifications will be considered for the evaluation of their financial proposal. The following formula will be used in assessing financial proposals : p y (µ/z), whereby p points for the financial proposal being evaluated; y maximum number of points for a financial proposal; µ price of the lowest priced proposal; z price of the proposal being evaluated. The candidate who has obtained the highest combined score will be selected. Due to the large number of applications received, we are able to only inform the shortlisted or selected candidates on the outcome or status of the selection process. Competencies Organizational Competencies: Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards. Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Functional Competencies: Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products, Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of the Development or knowledge management field. Project and Resource Management: Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving client needs. Ability to focus on impact and results for the client, promoting and demonstrating an ethic of client service. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs. Sound judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to manage competing priorities. Partnership building and team work: Demonstrated well developed people management skills. Strong ability to manage teams; creating an enabling environment, mentoring and developing staff. Excellent negotiating and networking skills. Demonstrated flexibility to excel in a multi-cultural environment. Provides constructive coaching and feedback. Communications and Advocacy: Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speak clearly and convincingly. Strong presentation skills in meetings with the ability to adapt for different audiences. Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically. Strong capacity to communicate clearly and quickly. Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills. Required Skills and Experience Education Essential : University degree (BA or MA) Desirable An academic or professional qualification in a health-related area An academic or professional qualification in a supply chain or logistics management-related area Work experience Essential A minimum of 3 years professional experience in a supply chain or logistics management-related area Work experience in Angola Desirable: Work experience in a health-related area in Angola Languages Essential: Fluent Portuguese Desirable: Working knowledge of English UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Consultancy: GEF Midterm Review, Luanda

INTRODUCTION These are the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the UNDP-GEF Midterm Review (MTR) of the full -sized project titled Expansion and Strengthening of Angola's Protected Areas System (PIMS #4464) implemented through the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Angola, which is to be undertaken in the second half of 2018. The project started on May 18th, 2016 and is in its third year of implementation. This MTR process was initiated after the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PIR). This ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (https://ift.tt/2zGGZeV). PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION The project advances GEF Biodiversity Objective 1: Improve Sustainability of Protected Area Systems (BD1) and specifically Outcome 1.1 Improved management effectiveness of existing and new protected areas. Currently, the Angolan PA system has two main weaknesses: first, the system falls short in terms of its bio-geographic representation with several terrestrial ecosystems currently under-represented; second, constituent PAs in the current system have sub-optimal management effectiveness and are not effectively mitigating the threats to ecosystems, flora and fauna. The project is designed to address both sets of weaknesses simultaneously. It will improve ecosystem representation in the PA system and it will strengthen PA management operations at key sites, as both sets of interventions are needed. This will be underpinned by investments at the systems level, to strengthen the institutional foundations and financing framework for PA management. The project will increase the coverage of terrestrial PAs in Angola to include 23 of the 32 mapped vegetation types (up from a current 11 vegetation types covered). As a result, the species-rich moist lowland, escarpment and montane forests will be incorporated into the PA system, among other unique habitats that are currently not protected. These ecosystems stand to be lost or degraded unless prompt action is taken to bring them under protection. Through on-the-ground interventions planned under Component 2, the project will enhance the capacity of the PA authority to deliver PA functions, including management planning, monitoring, surveillance of malpractices and law enforcement. It will also address the needs of PA adjacent communities, for example by managing human-wildlife conflicts and developing activities that generate local socio-economic benefits. The project objective is to enhance the management effectiveness - including operational effectiveness and ecosystem representation - of Angola's Protected Area System, with due consideration for its overall sustainability, including ecological, institutional and financial sustainability. It will also rehabilitate five protected areas: Kissama National Park, Cangandala National Park, Bicuar National Park, Maiombe National Park, and Luando Strict Nature Reserve. The following 'outcomes' are expected from the project: Outcome 1: The legal, planning, policy, institutional and financial frameworks for protected area expansion are strengthened Outcome 2: Three existing National Parks are rehabilitated and their management improved (Cangandala, Bicuar and Quiçama) The Project duration is 5 years starting on 18 May 2016 and ending on 17 May 2021 with an overall GEF budget of US$5,800,000 and co-financed by UNDP ($500,000); MINAMB ($15,000,000). The project is nationally implemented (NIM) by the Ministry of Environment (MINAMB) with UNDP Country Office support, in line with the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA of 18 February 1977) and the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP 2009-2013 of 14 May 2009) signed between the UNDP and the Government of Angola. OBJECTIVES OF THE MTR The MTR will assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes as specified in the Project Document and assess early signs of project success or failure with the goal of identifying the necessary changes to be made in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTR will also review the project's strategy and risks to sustainability. MTR APPROACH & METHODOLOGY The MTR must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The MTR consultant will review all relevant sources of information including documents prepared during the preparation phase (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, UNDP Social and Environmental Safeguards Policy, the Project Document, project reports including Annual Project Review/PIRs, project budget revisions, lesson learned reports, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the team considers useful for this evidence-based review). The MTR consultant will review the baseline GEF focal area Tracking Tool submitted to the GEF at CEO endorsement, and the midterm GEF focal area Tracking Tool that must be completed before the MTR field mission begins. The MTR consultant is expected to follow a collaborative and participatory approach? ensuring close engagement with the Project Team, government counterparts (the GEF Operational Focal Point), the UNDP Country Office(s), UNDP-GEF Regional Technical Advisers, and other key stakeholders. Engagement of stakeholders is vital to a successful MTR. Stakeholder involvement should include interviews with stakeholders who have project responsibilities, including but not limited to MINAMB (National Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas - INBAC; National Direction for Biodiversity - DNB); Presidential Programme for Conservation and Restoration of the Black Giant Sable; Kissama Foundation; executing agencies, senior officials and task team/ component leaders, key experts and consultants in the subject area, Project Board, project stakeholders, academia, local government and CSOs, etc. The final MTR report should describe the full MTR approach taken and the rationale for the approach making explicit the underlying assumptions, challenges, strengths and weaknesses about the methods and approach of the review. Duties and Responsibilities DETAILED SCOPE OF THE MTR The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress. See the Guidance for Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for extended descriptions.? Project Strategy Project design: Review the problem addressed by the project and the underlying assumptions. Review the effect of any incorrect assumptions or changes to the context to achieving the project results as outlined in the Project Document. Review the relevance of the project strategy and assess whether it provides the most effective route towards expected/intended results. Were lessons from other relevant projects properly incorporated into the project design Review how the project addresses country priorities. Review country ownership. Was the project concept in line with the national sector development priorities and plans of the country (or of participating countries in the case of multi-country projects) Review decision-making processes: were perspectives of those who would be affected by project decisions, those who could affect the outcomes, and those who could contribute information or other resources to the process, taken into account during project design processes. Review the extent to which relevant gender issues were raised in the project design. See Annex 9 of Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for further guidelines. If there are major areas of concern, recommend areas for improvement detailing responsibilities and timelines. Results Framework/Logframe: Undertake a critical analysis of the project's logframe indicators and targets, assess how 'SMART' the midterm and end-of-project targets are (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound), and suggest specific amendments/revisions to the targets and indicators as necessary. Are the project's objectives and outcomes or components clear, practical, and feasible within its time frame? Examine if progress so far has led to or could in the future catalyse beneficial development effects (i.e. income generation, gender equality and women's empowerment, improved governance etc...) that should be included in the project results framework and monitored on an annual basis. Ensure broader development and gender aspects of the project are being monitored effectively. Develop and recommend SMART 'development' indicators, including sex-disaggregated indicators and indicators that capture development benefits. Progress Towards Results Progress Towards Outcomes Analysis: Review the logframe indicators against progress made towards the end-of-project targets using the Progress Towards Results Matrix and following the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects; colour code progress in a 'traffic light system' based on the level of progress achieved; assign a rating on progress for each outcome; make recommendations from the areas marked as 'Not on target to be achieved' (red). In addition to the progress towards outcomes analysis: Compare and analyse the GEF Tracking Tool at the Baseline with the one completed right before the Midterm Review. Identify remaining barriers to achieving the project objective in the remainder of the project.? By reviewing the aspects of the project that have already been successful, identify ways in which the project can further expand these benefits. iii. Project Implementation and Adaptive Management Management Arrangements: Review overall effectiveness of project management as outlined in the Project Document.? Have changes been made and are they effective. Are responsibilities and reporting lines clear. Is decision-making transparent and undertaken in a timely manner. Recommend areas for improvement. Review the quality of execution of the Executing Agency/Implementing Partner(s) and recommend areas for improvement. Review the quality of support provided by the GEF Partner Agency (UNDP) and recommend areas for improvement. Work Planning: Review any delays in project start-up and implementation, identify the causes and examine if they have been resolved. Are work-planning processes results-based. If not, suggest ways to re-orientate work planning to focus on results. Examine the use of the project's results framework/ logframe as a management tool and review any changes made to it since project start. Finance and co-finance: Consider the financial management of the project, with specific reference to the cost-effectiveness of interventions. Review the changes to fund allocations as a result of budget revisions and assess the appropriateness and relevance of such revisions. Does the project have the appropriate financial controls, including reporting and planning, that allow management to make informed decisions regarding the budget and allow for timely flow of funds. Informed by the co-financing monitoring table to be filled out, provide commentary on co-financing: is co-financing being used strategically to help the objectives of the project. Is the Project Team meeting with all co-financing partners regularly in order to align financing priorities and annual work plans. Project-level Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: Review the monitoring tools currently being used: Do they provide the necessary information? Do they involve key partners? Are they aligned or mainstreamed with national systems and UNDP requirements? Do they use existing information? Are they efficient? Are they cost-effective? Are additional tools required? How could they be made more participatory and inclusive? Examine the financial management of the project monitoring and evaluation budget. Are sufficient resources being allocated to monitoring and evaluation? Are these resources being allocated effectively? Stakeholder Engagement: Project management: Has the project developed and leveraged the necessary and appropriate partnerships with direct and tangential stakeholders? Participation and country-driven processes: Do local and national government stakeholders support the objectives of the project? Do they continue to have an active role in project decision-making that supports efficient and effective project implementation? Participation and public awareness: To what extent has stakeholder involvement and public awareness contributed to the progress towards achievement of project objectives? Reporting: Assess how adaptive management changes have been reported by the project management and shared with the Project Board. Assess how well the Project Team and partners undertake and fulfil UNDP/GEF reporting requirements (i.e. how have they addressed poorly-rated PIRs, if applicable?) Assess how lessons derived from the adaptive management process have been documented, shared with key partners and internalized by partners. Communications: Review internal project communication with stakeholders: Is communication regular and effective? Are there key stakeholders left out of communication? Are there feedback mechanisms when communication is received? Does this communication with stakeholders contribute to their awareness of project outcomes and activities and investment in the sustainability of project results? Review external project communication: Are proper means of communication established or being established to express the project progress and intended impact to the public (is there a web presence, for example? Or did the project implement appropriate outreach and public awareness campaigns?) For reporting purposes, write one half-page paragraph that summarizes the project's progress towards results in terms of contribution to sustainable development benefits, as well as global environmental benefits. Sustainability Validate whether the risks identified in the Project Document, Annual Project Review/PIRs and the ATLAS Risk Management Module are the most important and whether the risk ratings applied are appropriate and up to date. If not, explain why. In addition, assess the following risks to sustainability: Financial risks to sustainability: What is the likelihood of financial and economic resources not being available once the GEF assistance ends (consider potential resources can be from multiple sources, such as the public and private sectors, income generating activities, and other funding that will be adequate financial resources for sustaining project's outcomes) Socio-economic risks to sustainability: Are there any social or political risks that may jeopardize sustainability of project outcomes? What is the risk that the level of stakeholder ownership (including ownership by governments and other key stakeholders) will be insufficient to allow for the project outcomes/benefits to be sustained? Do the various key stakeholders see that it is in their interest that the project benefits continue to flow? Is there sufficient public / stakeholder awareness in support of the long term objectives of the project? Are lessons learned being documented by the Project Team on a continual basis and shared/ transferred to appropriate parties who could learn from the project and potentially replicate and/or scale it in the future? Institutional Framework and Governance risks to sustainability: Do the legal frameworks, policies, governance structures and processes pose risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project benefits? While assessing this parameter, also consider if the required systems/ mechanisms for accountability, transparency, and technical knowledge transfer are in place. Environmental risks to sustainability: Are there any environmental risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? Conclusions & Recommendations: The MTR consultant will include a section of the report setting out the MTR's evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant. A recommendation table should be put in the report's executive summary. See the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for guidance on a recommendation table. The consultant should provide specific findings, lessons learned and recommendations for accelerating the implementation of the project and for ensuring that project deliverables can be achieved by the end of the project. The MTR team should make no more than 15 recommendations total. Ratings: The MTR team will include its ratings of the project's results and brief descriptions of the associated achievements in a MTR Ratings & Achievement Summary Table in the Executive Summary of the MTR report. See Annex E for ratings scales. No rating on Project Strategy and no overall project rating is required. MTR Ratings & Achievement Summary Table for Expansion and Strengthening of Angola's Protected Areas System. No. 1 Measure: Project Strategy; MTR Rating: N/A; Achievement Description: No. 2 Measure: Progress Towards Results MTR Rating: Objective Achievement Rating: (rate 6 pt. scale);Outcome 1 Achievement Rating: (rate 6 pt. scale);?Outcome 2 Achievement Rating: (rate 6 pt. scale); Etc. Achievement Description: No 3. Measure: Project Implementation & Adaptive Management MTR Rating (rate 6 pt. scale) Achievement Description No. 4 Measure: Sustainability MTR Rating: (rate 4 pt. scale) Achievement Description: TIMEFRAME The total duration of the MTR will be approximately 30 days over a time period of 12 of weeks starting 19 November 2018 and shall not exceed three months from when the consultant(s) are hired. The tentative MTR timeframe is as follows: TIMEFRAME/ACTIVITY 19 November 2018: Prep the MTR Team (handover of Project Documents) 20-22 November 2018 (3 days):Document review and preparing MTR Inception Report 26 November 2018 (1 day): Finalization and Validation of MTR Inception Report- latest start of MTR mission 01 December - 12 December 2018 (12 days): MTR mission: stakeholder meetings, interviews, field visits 13 December 2018: Mission wrap-up meeting & presentation of initial findings- earliest end of MTR mission 10 January - 15 January 2019 (5 days): Preparing draft report 01 February - 05 February 2019 (2 days): Incorporating audit trail from feedback on draft report/Finalization of MTR report 10 February - 20 February 2019: Preparation & Issue of Management Response 28 February 2019: Expected date of full MTR completion Options for site visits should be provided in the Inception Report. MIDTERM REVIEW DELIVERABLES: Deliverable 1: MTR Inception Report Description: MTR team clarifies objectives and methods of Midterm Review Timing: No later than 2 weeks before the MTR mission:26 November 2018 Responsibilities: MTR team submits to the Commissioning Unit project management and RBM Unit Deliverable 2: Presentation Description: Initial Findings Timing: End of MTR mission:13 December 2018 Responsibilities: MTR Team presents to project management the Commissioning Unit and RBM Unit Deliverable 3: Draft Final Report Description: Full report (using guidelines on content outlined in Annex B) with annexes Timing: Within 1 week of the MTR mission: 20 December 2018 Reponsibilities: Sent to the Commissioning Unit, RBM Unit, reviewed by RTA, Project Coordinating Unit, GEF OFP Deliverable 4: Final Report* Description: Revised report with audit trail detailing how all received comments have (and have not) been addressed in the final MTR report Timing: Within 1 week of receiving UNDP comments on draft: 15 January 2019 Responsibilities: Sent to the Commissioning Unit The final MTR report must be in English. If applicable, the Commissioning Unit may choose to arrange for a translation of the report into a language more widely shared by national stakeholders. MTR ARRANGEMENTS The principal responsibility for managing this MTR resides with the Commissioning Unit. The Commissioning Unit for this project's MTR is UNDP Angola. The commissioning unit will contract the consultants and ensure the timely provision of per diems and travel arrangements within the country for the MTR consultant. The Project Team will be responsible for liaising with the MTR consultant to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits. TEAM COMPOSITION An independent consultant will conduct the MTR - (with experience and exposure to projects and evaluations in other regions globally). The consultant cannot have participated in the project preparation, formulation, and/or implementation (including the writing of the Project Document) and should not have a conflict of interest with project's related activities. List of Documents to be reviewed by the MTR consultant: PIF UNDP Initiation Plan UNDP Project Document UNDP Environmental and Social Screening results Project Inception Report All Project Implementation Reports (PIR's) Quarterly progress reports and work plans of the various implementation task teams Audit reports Finalized GEF focal area Tracking Tools at CEO endorsement and midterm Oversight mission reports All monitoring reports prepared by the project Financial and Administration guidelines used by Project Team The following documents will also be available: Project operational guidelines, manuals and systems UNDP country/countries programme document(s) Project site location maps Angola National Development Plan- 2018-2022 UNDP environment outcome evaluation report Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates commitment to UNDP´s mission, vision and values; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Highest standards of of integrity, discretion and loyalty Functional Competencies: Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams; Creativity, innovation and initiative; Result oriented; Analytical ability; Logical ability; Able to work under pressure in an adverse environment; critical ability; Capacity to dialogue with different sectors; Determination and focus on goals and results; Ability of facilitation; Good management skills; Sensitivity to African and Angolan context. Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental policies, social sciences, economics, business administration, international relations, or other closely related field Experience: Work experience in biodiversity, protected areas, capacity development, environment, economics and/or development related field for at least 7 years Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations and experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios Experience in southern-central Africa Experience in gender sensitive evaluation and nature conservation Language: Fluency in English and Portuguese - max points: 10; The selection of consultant will be aimed at maximizing the overall qualities in the following areas: Criterion A: Work experience in biodiversity, protected areas, capacity development, environment, economics and/or development related field for at least 7 years - max points: 10; Criterion B: Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies - max points: 10; Criterion C: Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations and experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios - max points: 10; Criterion D: A Master's degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental policies, social sciences, economics, business administration, international relations, or other closely related field - max points: 10; Criterion E: Fluency in English and Portuguese - max points: 10; Criterion F: Experience in southern-central Africa - max points: 10; Criterion G: Experience in gender sensitive evaluation and nature conservation - max points: 10; Recommended Presentation of Proposal: Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template? provided by UNDP; CV and a Personal History Form (P11 form ); Brief description of approach to work/technical proposal of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a proposed methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment; (max 1 page) Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price and all other travel related costs (such as flight ticket, per diem, etc), supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template attached to the Letter of Confirmation of Interest template.? If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Criteria for Evaluation of Proposal: Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. Offers will be evaluated according to the Combined Scoring method - where the educational background and experience on similar assignments will be weighted at 70% and the price proposal will weigh as 30% of the total scoring. The applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score that has also accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.