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GFFO Project Manager – LC

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. GFFO Project Manager - LC Type of Role: 3 Year FTC Reports to: Lake Chad Programme Coordinator and WARO DRM Programme Specialist Job Summary Plan International has full-fledged Country programmes in three out of four affected countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Since 2016 Plan International is coordinating and harmonizing its response to the Lake Chad crisis through the Lake Chad Programme, currently coordinated by the Lake Chad Programme Unit. Plan International Germany is supporting this programme right from the beginning through projects focusing on Child Protection in Emergencies and support to survivors of (sexually related) Gender Based Violence, among others funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) through a multi-country intervention in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. With the new strategic phase of the Lake Chad Programme, which will also include the Nexus between humanitarian-development and peace building (called social cohesion), GFFO is willing to shift its support from project based funding support to programme based funding support - with a focus on the protection outcomes and humanitarian targets of the new Lake Chad Programme strategy and framework. As this is a pilot approach for all entities involved (the implementing Country Offices, the Lake Chad Programme Unit, Plan International Germany and GFFO), we are seeking a Project Manager (PM) for the GFFO Project Intervention to ensure and support. The Opportunity The PM role will be to support the coordination and implementation of the GFFO funded protection intervention under the new Lake Chad Programme Strategy in close collaboration with the three concerned Plan International country offices (COs), the Lake Chad Programme Unit and its Coordinator and Plan International Germany. The latter acts as prime contractual partner of GFFO. The main objective of this position is to support the smooth implementation of the GFFO funded pilot programme intervention across the three countries and to act as interface between the key GFFO intervention stakeholders (CO implementation teams, Lake Chad Programme Unit and Plan International Germany). The Person Demonstrable experience of organizational representation and engagement with humanitarian donors Well developed written and oral communication skills in French and English. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills. Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to guide local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner. Ability to operate effectively under a stressful working environmen, in an emergency context Well organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills. General knowledge and understanding of CPIE and GBViE minimum standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for humanitarian response. General CPiE, GBV and TVET/IGA related experience is considered as an advantage. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in IT/computer skills (including sound MS excel and word proficiency) Salary Circa $55,000. Method of Application Note Please note this is a unaccompained post Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

Logistician – Administrator (M/F)

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. Logistician - Administrator (M/F) Location: Damboa, Borno Fixed-term contract: 6 months Starting date: December 2018 Job Description/Responsibilities Under the responsibility of the field coordinator, you are in charge of carrying out administrative, accounting, financial and logistics management of Damboa base. More specifically, your responsibilities are to: Logistics: Ensure procurement in the respect of the MdM procedures, guidelines and policies Follow the operational implementation of the stock and asset procedure Suggest and implement tailor-made trainings to key staff Supervise the log/admin team and provide guidance and technical support Provide regular reporting to the logistics coordinator upon solicitation, especially through standard monthly reporting tools Ensure the regular order for the compound and the maintenance of the base Supervise the team of guards and drivers Provide support in implementations of the water and sanitation (WASH) activities as well as the infection prevention and control (IPC) Follow up the vehicle rental framework contract Supervise the planning and execution of maintenance and repair work on mission vehicles Establish vehicle movement schedules Ensure that drivers are aware of their obligation to adhere to MdM safety rules and procedures Support the field coordinator in all aspects of security management Make sure that all communications means are in place and well used by the team Attend to security meetings on delegation of the field coordinator and network closely with logistics departments of other humanitarian actors Collect security reports and follow up. Administrative, human resources and finance: Support the human resources coordinator in ensuring the proper application of HR policies and associated processes Ensure all staff files are up-to-date including the staff database Manage the filing, storage and security of documents Supervise all disbursements, payments at the base level (in respect of donors’ budgets) and ensure the security of funds and safety of staff Be responsible for the book keeping (accounting) of the base under the line management of finance coordinator Prepare and supervise the monthly closing, review and integrate the accounting before sending to the coordination Be responsible for the management of the base treasury and sending of cash forecast to country office on bi monthly bases Ensure the smooth transfer and security of funds Prepare and finalize the base fund forecast with field coordinator and program managers Update the budget follow up and forecast on monthly bases and conduct a meeting to share the results Participate and assist the finance coordinator in provision of data, preparation and timely submission of financial reports to donor/HQ Requirements Diploma in Logistics Management, a degree in Project Management would be appreciated At least 2-3 years of professional experience in logistics, administrative, finance, and HR At least one previous experience with an I.NGO is required (with MdM is an asset) Experience in dealing with suppliers and following procurement procedures Essential working experience in developing countries and conflict/post conflict context Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint Excellent organisational skills Ability to prioritize and anticipate Ability to work under stressful situation Communicative person Able to work and live in specific security context Languages: English is mandatory (oral and written) You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model. Remuneration/Benefits Salary: 2 500 euros gross monthly salary Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month) Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered 22.5 RTT (recuperation days) per year 5 weeks of paid leaves per year Health insurance (60% covered by MdM) Insurance (repatriation…) Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility Single posting.

Ethiopia: Consultancy to provide technical assistance for Investing in Women competition management in Ethiopia

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Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 13 Nov 2018

CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INVESTING IN WOMEN COMPETITION MANAGEMENT IN ETHIOPIA

1.0 The AECF

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalized communities in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With the vision to build “A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa”, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas. The fund has mobilized US$ 356 million to date along with US$ 658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 sub - Saharan African countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. In the next three years, we are targeting to achieve a cumulative US$ 1 billion in additional beneficiary income; US$ 1 billion in matching funds attracted; 25 million lives positively impacted annually, 50% being women; and 20,000 jobs directly created by funded investees, 70% being youth.

2.0 Investing in Women Funding Window.

The AECF formally announced its commitment to advance women’s economic empowerment through the launch of a new funding window, the Investing in Women Fund, at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The AECF board sponsored and led a side event, under the theme “Improving the Prosperity of Women in Agribusiness”. The event was organized to increase the appetite for funding of innovative businesses in the agricultural sector, that offer a disproportionately high-impact on women’s empowerment, preferably, through the Challenge Fund Mechanism.

The overarching goal of the Investing in Women Fund is to contribute to the promotion of gender equality, food security and inclusive growth by reducing rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through the economic empowerment of women in agribusiness. The AECF will launch the Investing in Women Fund in August 2018 as its flagship fund on gender which seeks to make targeted investments in specific agribusiness value chains in Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone which have a high impact on women. The fund will target investments in agribusiness companies, namely:

 Businesses owned or led by women, preferably with substantive leadership in management;

 Businesses that increase women’s access to and participation throughout the value chain;

 Businesses that create employment opportunities for women;

 Businesses that offer products or services that have a positive impact on women and girls;

AECF seeks a consultant to manage the competition selection process for Ethiopia in conjunction with AECF staff.

3.0 Purpose and deliverables of the Assignment.
Manage the concept note competition selection process for applicants from Ethiopia.

Competition Management

The consultant will be responsible for developing a work plan for providing technical support for the review of the applications from Ethiopia at the concept note stage. The consultant will work with the IIW program team to facilitate the review of applications from the aforementioned countries. The details of the assignment are outlined below:

Concept Note Application Stage

 Receive virtual training on the use of the competition management system and AECF’s competition process.

 Provide technical assistance to applicants for the development of concept notes as needed

 Organise information sessions for technical assistance support to potential applicants in liaison with AECF program team

 Mark business concept note applications submitted by applicants from Ethiopia on the competition application platform against a scoring guideline provided by AECF.

 Provide a short list of successful applicants who will proceed to the Business Plan Stage of the competition.

 Provide feedback to applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) via the AECF competition software platform.

Additional Technical Support

 Provide additional technical support to AECF as required on an ad-hoc basis, e.g. liaison with government officials, donors, etc.

4.0 Outputs and Reporting Requirements.

a) List of successful and unsuccessful applicants at concept note and business plan stages

b) Due diligence reports of companies assessed

c) Justification outline for rejected applicants at the business plan stage

d) One pager summaries of applicants for IRC

5.0 Duration of Service.
The competition management assignment will run for 8 weeks.
The Consultant will be accountable to AECF Portfolio Manager Women in Business. The day-to-day assignment and contact will be managed through a Focal Person – i.e. the Senior Programme Officer- Investing in Women to whom the Consultant will report directly.

6.0 Pricing. The proposed price for this exercise must be fixed, must be VAT inclusive and should be quoted in US dollars. Price should only include the consultant’s fee and not include cost relating to the events or facilities for the event. A detailed schedule of the cost including an explanation of the services included as well as excluded should be provided.

The AECF is obliged by the Kenyan tax authorities to withhold taxes on services fees as well as any applicable VAT. Tenderers are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regard to the provisions of Kenyan tax legislation when formulating their proposals. All bids received must be Gross

7.0 Proposal submission Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their proposal(s) comprising the following:
a) An understanding of the consultancy requirements.

b) Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.

c) Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.

d) Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.

e) Registration and other relevant statutory documents (this applies to Institutional consultants).

f) Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.

8.0 Qualifications

g) At least 8 years’ experience in development, management and /or monitoring Agribusiness programmes in Sub Saharan Africa.

h) An in-depth understanding of the Agribusiness sector, including an understanding of the Agribusiness sector in Ethiopia.

i) Experience in managing challenge funds or similar assignments j) Demonstrated capacity to deliver in the timeframe outlined.

k) Fluency in written, spoken English and Amharic.

l) Consultants who are resident in Ethiopia are preferred.

Annexe 1: Evaluation Grid

EVALUATION CRITERIA FORM

RFP: AECF – Competition Management

NAME OF Tenderer:

No. Criteria for Assessment Marks Score

  1. Understanding the terms of reference 15
  2. Explanation of the background to the sector 5
  3. Description of the problem to be solved 5
  4. Understanding of what AECF is expecting from the work 5
  5. Methodology and work plan 10
  6. The relevance of the methodology proposed to the needs of the assignment 5
  7. Adequacy of the work plan, including key deliverables and timing 5
  8. Technical experience of staff offered 15
  9. Relevant tertiary level qualification 2
  10. Years of professional experience 3
  11. Evidence of similar work done 10
  12. Financial Proposal 10
    • The financial proposal within 10
      Total Score 50

How to apply:

To be considered, your application should be submitted to procurement@aecfafrica.org and clearly marked “**Consultancy to provide technical assistance for IIW Competition Management Ethiopia**” must be received by 13th November 2018 by 1200 noon EAT. Alternatively, visit our website through this link:

https://www.aecfafrica.org/index.php/work_with_us/consultancy_to_provide_technical_assistance_for_investing_in_women_competition_management_in_ethiopia


Kenya: Consultancy to undertake a gender audit of The AECF

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

CONSULTANCY TO UNDERTAKE A GENDER AUDIT OF AECF

1.0 The AECF

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalized communities in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With the vision to build “A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa”, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas.

The fund has mobilized US$ 356 million to date along with US$ 658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 sub - Saharan African countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. In the next three years, we are targeting to achieve a cumulative US$ 1 billion in additional beneficiary income; US$ 1 billion in matching funds attracted; 25 million lives positively impacted annually, 50% being women; and 20,000 jobs directly created by funded investees, 70% being youth.

2.0 Gender Lens Investing

In June 2018, AECF launched its Gender Lens Investing Strategy for Rural Prosperity which seeks to invest in a way that advances gender equality in a sustainable way. It is both a commitment to achieving some headline figures - at least 50% of development impact accruing to women across the investment portfolio, 35% of portfolio companies being women-led and 40% of jobs created in these companies held by women – and to reorient the investment process to find, nurture and grow business that are providing innovative solutions to increase gender equality in rural communities at the household, business and market levels. In addition, AECF has set aside targets to mainstream gender at institutional level through demonstrating equitable practices and inclusiveness by mainstreaming gender through the structure and culture of the entire organisation. AECF will regularly conduct a critical review of its policies, practices and culture to ensure that it is creating an inclusive workplace that promotes equality between women and men in all aspects. AECF will also work to create an inclusive culture by engaging staff at all levels, board members, funders, investees and other stakeholders on the results and reflections surrounding its mainstreaming work. In line with this strategy, AECF is seeking a consultant to conduct a gender audit of its processes, policies and systems to ensure gaps and opportunities to mainstream gender within its institution.

Objective

The objective of the gender audit is to provide a baseline for gender equity and gender diversity in the workforce at AECF. This includes a thorough assessment of:

a) All workforce policies, such as resourcing and talent planning, leave, flexible work, and workplace safety, safeguards including policies on gender-based violence.

b) Recruitment, total reward package, performance management, promotions, career development support, leadership development and benefits to identify gender-related trends and identify any potential areas of bias or discrimination.

c) Assessment of the organizational culture: Do men and women perceive themselves to be equally included in the workplace? Are there instances of bias, discrimination or ways in which men or women may feel unsafe or discriminated against based on their gender? This assessment also includes the extent to which men and women feel that gender diversity and gender equity are prioritized and the extent to which this is a corporate priority.

3.0 Scope of Work

The gender auditors will be responsible for:

a) Developing a detailed gender audit methodology, and designing detailed sets of questions and intended approaches, such as key informant interviews, focus groups, surveys, and policy and analysis review.

b) Recruitment and onboarding procedures review: Are there explicit or implicit indicators of bias or discrimination? Are recruitment efforts inclusive, or do they send signals discouraging female applicants? Are selection panels gender-balanced? Have they received gender bias training? Are interview procedures standardized and transparent? Are candidate assessments conducted impartially and transparently? Are managers accountable for increased gender diversity in teams? Evaluate gender bias in corporate recruitment and opportunities for improvement.

c) Policy review: Does the company have a gender diversity and/or equity strategy? Does it have non-discrimination policies covering wages, promotion, flexible work, and benefits? Does the company have flexible work policies? Are staff encouraged to utilize flexible work? Does the company have a gender-based violence policy? Identify what policies exist, how they are communicated, and how staff are supported in applying policies—for instance, ways in which staff are encouraged/discouraged from taking parental leave.

d) Governance and corporate culture: Is corporate culture inclusive? Do male and female staff feel equally valued, able to advance, and protected by policies? Do male and female staff feel equally comfortable holding colleagues and managers accountable for any perceived gender bias or discrimination? What services exist for holding staff accountable?

e) Performance management: Have performance evaluations been reviewed to identify any gender bias—for instance, bias against staff who take parental leave or utilize flexible work? Do staff performance evaluations include gender integration in their KPIs?

4.0 Deliverables

a) Gender audit methodology

b) Gender audit draft: The draft should include the following components:

i. Introduction: Introduce company, the business case for gender equity, the context for the gender audit, initiatives and programs already underway, management support, and plans for follow-up and implementation based on the audit. ii Summary of staff interviewed and their business units, along with the methodologies used.

ii. Summary of findings and recommendations: Summary of key findings and recommendations for addressing the main challenges and opportunities.

iii. Results by business unit and priority area, as outlined in the scope of work, along with additional findings.

iv. Detailed evaluation and proposed follow-up steps

c) Finalized gender audit: After incorporating company feedback during the review process, provide a revised finalized version of the audit.

5.0 Duration of Service.

The assignment will run from 20th November 2018 for 20 working days.

6.0 Reporting.

The Consultant will be accountable to AECF Portfolio Manager Women in Business.

7.0 Pricing.

The AECF is obliged by the Kenyan tax authorities to withhold taxes on services fees as well as any applicable VAT. Tenderers are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regard to the provisions of Kenyan tax legislation when formulating their proposals.

8.0 Proposal submission

Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their proposal(s) comprising the following:

a) An understanding of the consultancy requirements.

b) Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.

c) Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.

d) Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.

e) At least 3 recommendation letters from previous clients.

f) Registration and other relevant statutory documents (this applies to Institutional consultants).

g) Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.

9.0 Qualifications

h) At least 8 years’ experience in development, management and /or monitoring Gender programmes in Sub Saharan Africa.

i) An in-depth understanding of Gender in private sector development.

j) Experience in conducting gender audits for businesses.

k) Demonstrated capacity to deliver in the timeframe outlined.

l) Fluency in written, spoken English.

EVALUATION CRITERIA FORM

RFP: AECF – Organisational Gender Audit

NAME OF Tenderer:

Criteria for Assessment

Understanding the terms of reference 15

  • Explanation of the background to the sector-5

  • Description of the problem to be solved-5

  • Understanding of what AECF is expecting from the work-5

Methodology and work-plan 20

  • The relevance of the methodology proposed to the needs of the assignment-15

  • Adequacy of the work-plan, including key deliverables and timing-5

Technical experience of staff offered 15

  • Relevant tertiary level qualification-2

  • Years of professional experience-3

  • Evidence of similar work done-10

Total Score

50


How to apply:

To be considered, your application should be submitted to procurement@aecfafrica.org clearly marked “**Consultancy to undertake a Gender Audit of AECF**” must be received by 14th November 2018 by 5:00 pm Kenyan time. Alternatively, visit our website through this link:

https://www.aecfafrica.org/about_us/work_with_us/Consultancy_to%20undertake_a_gender_audit_of_aecf


Burkina Faso: Consultancy to provide technical assistance for Investing in Women competition management in Burkina Faso

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 13 Nov 2018

CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INVESTING IN WOMEN COMPETITION MANGEMENT IN BURKINA FASO

1.0 The AECF

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalized communities in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With the vision to build “A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa”, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas.

The fund has mobilized US$ 356 million to date along with US$ 658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 sub - Saharan African countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. In the next three years, we are targeting to achieve a cumulative US$ 1 billion in additional beneficiary income; US$ 1 billion in matching funds attracted; 25 million lives positively impacted annually, 50% being women; and 20,000 jobs directly created by funded investees, 70% being youth.

2.0 Investing in Women Funding Window.

The AECF formally announced its commitment to advance women’s economic empowerment through the launch of a new funding window, the Investing in Women Fund, at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The AECF board sponsored and led a side event, under the theme “Improving the Prosperity of Women in Agribusiness”. The event was organized to increase the appetite for funding of innovative businesses in the agricultural sector, that offer a disproportionately high-impact on women’s empowerment, preferably, through the Challenge Fund Mechanism.

The overarching goal of the Investing in Women Fund is to contribute to the promotion of gender equality, food security and inclusive growth by reducing rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through the economic empowerment of women in agribusiness. The AECF will launch the Investing in Women Fund in August 2018 as its flagship fund on gender which seeks to make targeted investments in specific agribusiness value chains in Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone which have a high impact on women. The fund will target investments in agribusiness companies, namely:

· Businesses owned or led by women, preferably with substantive leadership in management;

· Businesses that increase women’s access to and participation throughout the value chain;

· Businesses that create employment opportunities for women;

· Businesses that offer products or services that have a positive impact on women and girls;

AECF seeks a consultant to manage the competition selection process for Burkina Faso in conjunction with AECF staff.

3.0 Purpose and deliverables of the Assignment.

Manage the competition selection process for applicants from Burkina Faso.

4.0 Purpose and deliverables of the Assignment.

Manage the competition selection process for applicants from Burkina Faso.

3.1 Competition Management

The consultant will be responsible for developing a work plan for providing technical support for

the review of the applications from Burkina Faso. In addition, the consultant will provide technical assistance at the Internal Review Committee stage and prepare Investment Memo’s in English for submission to the Investment Committee. The details of the assignment are outlined below:

Concept Note Application Stage

· Receive virtual training on the Investing in Women program and AECF’s competition process

· Review the concept notes submitted

· Develop a shortlist of successful and unsuccessful candidates with justification for the selection

· Participate in a virtual Internal Review Committee meeting to justify the selection of candidates

Business Plan Application Stage Review

· Invite successful applicants to submit business plans

· Provide technical support for the development of business plans as needed

· Review the business plans submitted

· Conduct company due diligence in conjunction with AECF staff

· Develop an investment memo’s in English to be shared with AECF

· Provide a short list of recommended applicants and those to reject

· Develop a detailed justification outline of applicants rejected at the business plan stage

Internal Review Committee

· Develop applicant one-pagers for the Internal Review Committee

· Liaise with AECF to organize the IRC meeting

· Participate in the one day IRC meeting and provide technical input in the review of the applicants

Additional Technical Support

· Provide additional technical support to AECF as required on an ad-hoc basis, e.g. liaison with government officials, donors, etc.

4.0 Outputs and Reporting Requirements.

a) List of successful and unsuccessful applicants at business plan stages

b) Due diligence reports of companies assessed

c) Justification outline for rejected applicants at the business plan stage

d) One page summaries of applicants for IRC

5.0 Duration of Service.

The competition management assignment will run from 20th November 2018 120 working days (6

months).

6.0 Reporting.

The Consultant will be accountable to AECF Portfolio Manager Women in Business.

7.0 Pricing

The AECF is obliged by the Kenyan tax authorities to withhold taxes on services fees as well as any

applicable VAT. Tenderers are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regard to the provisions of Kenyan tax legislation when formulating their proposals.

8.0 Proposal submission

Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their

proposal(s) comprising the following:

a) An understanding of the consultancy requirements.

b) Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.

c) Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.

d) Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.

e) Registration and other relevant statutory documents (this applies to Institutional

consultants).

f) Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.

9.0 Qualifications

I. At least 8 years’ experience in development, management and /or monitoring Agribusiness programs in Sub Saharan Africa.

II. An in-depth understanding of the Agribusiness sector, including an understanding of the Agribusiness sector in Burkina Faso.

III. Experience in managing challenge funds or similar assignments

IV. Demonstrated capacity to deliver in the timeframe outlined.

V. Fluency in written, spoken English and French.

VI. Consultants who are resident in Burkina Faso are preferred.

To be considered, your application should be submitted to pr**o**c**u**r**e**ment@aecfafrica.org and clearly marked “C**onsultancy to provide technical assistance for IIW Competition Management in Burkina Faso**” must be received by 13th N**o**v**e**mber 2018 by 1200 noon EAT** addressed to:

Th**e AECF**

Procurement Department

Annexe 1: Evaluation Grid

EVALUATION CRITERIA FORM

RFP: AECF – Competition Management NAME OF Tenderer:

Cri**teria for Assessment**

Understanding the terms of reference 15

  • Explanation of the background to the sector-5

  • Description of the problem to be solved-5

  • Understanding what AECF is expecting from the work-5

Methodology and work plan** 10

  • Relevance of the methodology proposed to the needs of the assignment-5

  • Adequacy of the work plan, including key deliverables and timing-5

Te**c**hni**c**a**l experience of staff offered** 15

  • Relevant tertiary level qualification-2

  • Years of professional experience-3

  • Evidence of similar work done-10

Financial Proposal-10

  • Financial proposal within-10

To**tal Score**

50

Any other Comments


How to apply:

To be considered, your application should be submitted to pr**o**c**u**r**e**ment@aecfafrica.org and clearly marked “C**onsultancy to provide technical assistance for IIW Competition Management in Burkina Faso**” must be received by 13th N**o**v**e**mber 2018 by 1200 noon EAT. Alternatively, visit our website through this link:

https://www.aecfafrica.org/about_us/work_with_us/consultancy_to_provide_technical_assistance_with_competition_mangement_in_Burkina_Faso


Côte d'Ivoire: Consultancy to provide technical assistance for Investing in Women competition management in Cote d'Ivoire

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 13 Nov 2018

CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INVESTING IN WOMEN COMPETITION MANAGEMENT IN COTE D’IVOIRE

1.0 The AECF.

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalized communities in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With the vision to build “A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa”, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas.

The fund has mobilized US$ 356 million to date along with US$ 658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 sub - Saharan African countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. In the next three years, we are targeting to achieve a cumulative US$ 1 billion in additional beneficiary income; US$ 1 billion in matching funds attracted; 25 million lives positively impacted annually, 50% being women; and 20,000 jobs directly created by funded investees, 70% being youth.

2.0 Investing in Women Funding Window.

The AECF formally announced its commitment to advance women’s economic empowerment through the launch of a new funding window, the Investing in Women Fund, at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The AECF board sponsored and led a side event, under the theme “Improving the Prosperity of Women in Agribusiness”. The event was organized to increase the appetite for funding of innovative businesses in the agricultural sector, that offer a disproportionately high-impact on women’s empowerment, preferably, through the Challenge Fund Mechanism.

The overarching goal of the Investing in Women Fund is to contribute to the promotion of gender equality, food security and inclusive growth by reducing rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through the economic empowerment of women in agribusiness. The AECF will launch the Investing in Women Fund in August 2018 as its flagship fund on gender which seeks to make targeted investments in specific agribusiness value chains in Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone which have a high impact on women. The fund will target investments in agribusiness companies, namely:

· Businesses owned or led by women, preferably with substantive leadership in management;

· Businesses that increase women’s access to and participation throughout the value chain;

· Businesses that create employment opportunities for women;

· Businesses that offer products or services that have a positive impact on women and girls;

AECF seeks a consultant to manage the competition selection process for Cote d’Ivoire in conjunction with AECF staff.

3.0 Purpose and deliverables of the Assignment.

Manage the competition selection process for applicants from Cote d’Ivoire.

3.1 Competition Management

The consultant will be responsible for developing a work plan for providing technical support for

the review of the applications from Cote d’Ivoire. In addition, the consultant will provide technical assistance at the Internal Review Committee stage and prepare Investment Memo’s in English for submission to the Investment Committee. The details of the assignment are outlined below:

Concept Note Application Stage

· Receive virtual training on the Investing in Women program and AECF’s competition process

· Review the concept notes submitted

· Develop a shortlist of successful and unsuccessful candidates with justification for the selection

· Participate in a virtual Internal Review Committee meeting to justify the selection of candidates

Business Plan Application Stage Review

· Invite successful applicants to submit business plans

· Provide technical support for the development of business plans as needed

· Review the business plans submitted

· Conduct company due diligence in conjunction with AECF staff

· Develop an investment memo’s in English to be shared with AECF

· Provide a short list of recommended applicants and those to reject

· Develop a detailed justification outline of applicants rejected at the business plan stage

Internal Review Committee

· Develop applicant one-pagers for the Internal Review Committee

· Liaise with AECF to organize the IRC meeting

· Participate in the one day IRC meeting and provide technical input in the review of the applicants

Additional Technical Support

· Provide additional technical support to AECF as required on an ad-hoc basis, e.g. liaison with government officials, donors, etc.

4.0 Outputs and Reporting Requirements.

a) List of successful and unsuccessful applicants at business plan stages

b) Due diligence reports of companies assessed

c) Justification outline for rejected applicants at the business plan stage

d) One pager summaries of applicants for IRC

5.0 Duration of Service.

The competition management assignment will run from 20th November 2018 120 working days (6 months).

6.0 Reporting.

The Consultant will be accountable to AECF Portfolio Manager Women in Business.

7.0 Pricing

The AECF is obliged by the Kenyan tax authorities to withhold taxes on services fees as well as any

applicable VAT. Tenderers are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regard to the provisions of Kenyan tax legislation when formulating their proposals.

8.0 Proposal submission

Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their

proposal(s) comprising the following:

a) An understanding of the consultancy requirements.

b) Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.

c) Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.

d) Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.

e) Registration and other relevant statutory documents (this applies to Institutional consultants).

f) Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.

9.0 Qualifications

I. At least 8 years’ experience in development, management and /or monitoring

Agribusiness programs in Sub Saharan Africa.

II. An in-depth understanding of the Agribusiness sector, including an understanding of the Agribusiness sector in Cote d’Ivoire.

III. Experience in managing challenge funds or similar assignments

IV. Demonstrated capacity to deliver in the timeframe outlined.

V. Fluency in written, spoken English and French.

VI. Consultants who are resident in Cote d’Ivoire are preferred.

Annexe 1: Evaluation Grid

EVALUATION CRITERIA FORM

RFP: AECF – Competition Management

NAME OF Tenderer:

Cri**teria for Assessment**

Understanding the terms of reference 15

  • Explanation of the background to the sector-5

  • Description of the problem to be solved-5

  • Understanding what AECF is expecting from the work-5

Methodology and work plan 10

  • The relevance of the methodology proposed to the needs of the assignment-5

  • Adequacy of the work plan, including key deliverables and timing-5

Te**c**hni**c**a**l experience of staff offered** 15

  • Relevant tertiary level qualification-2

  • Years of professional experience-3

  • Evidence of similar work done-10

Financial Proposal 10

  • Financial proposal within-10

To**tal Score**

50


How to apply:

To be considered, your application should be submitted to pr**o**c**u**r**e**ment@aecfafrica.org and clearly marked “C**onsultancy to provide technical assistance for IIW Competition Management in Cote d’Ivoire**” must be received by 13th N**o**v**e**mber 2018 by 1200 noon EAT. Alternatively, visit our website through this link:

https://www.aecfafrica.org/about_us/work_with_us/consultancy_to_provide_technical_assistance_with_competition_mangement_in_Cote_D_ivoire


Sierra Leone: Consultancy to provide technical assistance for Investing in Women competition management in Sierra Leone

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 13 Nov 2018

CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR INVESTING IN WOMEN COMPETITION MANAGEMENT IN SIERRA LEONE

1.0 The AECF

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalized communities in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. With the vision to build “A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa”, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas.

The fund has mobilized US$ 356 million to date along with US$ 658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 sub - Saharan African countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. In the next three years, we are targeting to achieve a cumulative US$ 1 billion in additional beneficiary income; US$ 1 billion in matching funds attracted; 25 million lives positively impacted annually, 50% being women; and 20,000 jobs directly created by funded investees, 70% being youth.

2.0 Investing in Women Funding Window.

The AECF formally announced its commitment to advance women’s economic empowerment through the launch of a new funding window, the Investing in Women Fund, at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The AECF board sponsored and led a side event, under the theme “Improving the Prosperity of Women in Agribusiness”. The event was organized to increase the appetite for funding of innovative businesses in the agricultural sector, that offer a disproportionately high-impact on women’s empowerment, preferably, through the Challenge Fund Mechanism.

The overarching goal of the Investing in Women Fund is to contribute to the promotion of gender equality, food security and inclusive growth by reducing rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa through the economic empowerment of women in agribusiness. The AECF will launch the Investing in Women Fund in August 2018 as its flagship fund on gender which seeks to make targeted investments in specific agribusiness value chains in Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone which have a high impact on women. The fund will target investments in agribusiness companies, namely:

· Businesses owned or led by women, preferably with substantive leadership in management;

· Businesses that increase women’s access to and participation throughout the value chain;

· Businesses that create employment opportunities for women;

· Businesses that offer products or services that have a positive impact on women and girls;

AECF seeks a consultant to provide technical assistance to applicants at the different stages of the fund application for the Investing in Women program.

3.0 Purpose and deliverables of the Assignment.

I. Technical Assistance to Applicants

The consultant will be responsible for developing a work plan for providing technical support to

applicants at the different stages of the application process. The details of the assignment are outlined below:

Business Plan Application Stage:

· Provide technical support for the development of business plans as needed in conjunction with AECF staff

· Review the business plans submitted in conjunction with AECF staff

· Conduct company due diligence in conjunction with AECF staff

· Support the development of an investment memo’s in English with AECF

Internal Review Committee:

· Support the development of applicant one-pagers for the Internal Review Committee

· Liaise with AECF to organize the IRC meeting

· Participate in the one day IRC meeting and provide technical input in the review of the applicants

Additional Technical Support:

· Provide additional technical support to AECF as required on an ad-hoc basis, e.g. liaison with government officials, donors, arranging meetings, etc.

4.0 Outputs and Reporting Requirements.

a) List of successful and unsuccessful applicants at concept note and business plan stages

b) Due diligence reports of companies assessed

c) Justification outline for accepted and rejected applicants at concept note and business plan stage

d) One pager summaries of applicants for IRC

5.0 Duration of Service.

The competition management assignment will run from 20th November 2018 120 working days (6 months).

6.0 Reporting.

The Consultant will be accountable to AECF Portfolio Manager Women in Business.

7.0 Pricing

The AECF is obliged by the Kenyan tax authorities to withhold taxes on services fees as well as any

applicable VAT. Tenderers are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regard to the provisions of Kenyan tax legislation when formulating their proposals.

8.0 Proposal submission

Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their

proposal(s) comprising the following:

a) An understanding of the consultancy requirements.

b) Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment.

c) Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments.

d) Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years.

e) Registration and other relevant statutory documents (this applies to Institutional consultants).

f) Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.

9.0 Qualifications

I. At least 8 years’ experience in development, management and /or monitoring

Agribusiness programs in Sub Saharan Africa.

II. An in-depth understanding of the Agribusiness sector, including an understanding of the Agribusiness sector in Sierra Leone.

III. Experience in managing challenge funds or similar assignments

IV. Demonstrated capacity to deliver in the timeframe outlined.

V. Fluency in written, spoken English.

VI. Consultants who are resident in Sierra Leone are preferred.

Annexe 1: Evaluation Grid

EVALUATION CRITERIA FORM

RFP: AECF – Competition Management

NAME OF Tenderer:

Cri**teria for Assessment**

Understanding the terms of reference 15

  • Explanation of the background to the sector-5

  • Description of the problem to be solved-5

  • Understanding of what AECF is expecting from the work-5

Methodology and work-plan 10

  • The relevance of the methodology proposed to the needs of the assignment-5

  • Adequacy of the work-plan, including key deliverables and timing-5

Technical experience of staff offered 15

  • Relevant tertiary level qualification-2

  • Years of professional experience-3

  • Evidence of similar work done-10

Financial Proposal 10

  • Financial proposal within-10

To**tal Score**

50


How to apply:

To be considered, your application should be submitted to pr**o**c**u**r**e**ment@aecfafrica.org and clearly marked “C**onsultancy to provide technical assistance for IIW Competition Management in Sierra Leone**” must be received by 13th N**o**v**e**mber 2018 by 1200 noon EAT. Alternatively, visit our website through this link:

https://www.aecfafrica.org/about_us/work_with_us/consultancy_to_provide_technical_assistance_with_competition_mangement_in_sierra_leone


Bangladesh: Director - Rohingya Emergency Response Bangladesh

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 28 Nov 2018

Director - Rohingya Emergency Response

Bangladesh

About the role: This is a 12 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh at Grade 5 with a salary range €43,230 - €48,034.

You will report to the Country Director and work closely with Programme and Systems Directors and other staff.

We would like you to start as soon as possible.

Your purpose:

The Director - Rohingya Emergency Response will provide strategic leadership, direction and overall management of Concern’s Rohingya Emergency Response operations. The Director will represent Concern in Humanitarian Response Coordination mechanisms, Government representatives and donors to ensure the delivery of a high quality, coordinated response. The Director will provide overall oversight and guidance for Concern’s presence and implementation of programming in Cox’s Bazar, ensure the quality of the current response whilst also leading the scale up and sectoral expansion of Concern’s Rohingya Response. The Emergency Director will develop strategies to avail all available resources, provide overall oversight and guidance for Concern’s presence and implementation of programming in Cox’s Bazar, and will be expected to work effectively across the organization to deliver high-quality programs, advocacy and strategic engagement.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic leadership and coordination including, but not limited to:

    • Representing Concern’s Rohingya Emergency Response and developing effective relationships with humanitarian response coordination mechanisms, the Government of Bangladesh, other humanitarian responders, Concern’s partners, Alliance2015 members (WHH & PIN), and donors so that all stakeholders are aware of Concern’s current Response and future directions.

    • Ensuring alignment and coordination of Concern’s operations with the wider humanitarian response coordination mechanisms by ensuring Concern’s engagement, coordination and reporting with Sectors (Cluster) and at Camp Levels.

    • Contributing towards the strategic direction of the response and sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums.

    • Leading and overseeing the implementation of a coherent and strategic emergency response by setting the strategic vision and direction for the team.

  • Ensuring high quality delivery of Concern’s humanitarian response with maximum efficiency, quality, and professionalism, including, but not limited to:

    • Providing overall oversight and management of Concern’s Rohingya Response in Cox’s Bazar.

    • Managing multi-sectoral and multi-donor projects in accordance with the project plan; ensuring implementation is as per Sector strategies, Concern’s Global standards and guidelines, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE standards, Government of Bangladesh national guidelines in the delivery of the activities. Continually reviewing ongoing implementation to ensure continued relevance and technical standards are being met.

    • Leading Concern’s emergency preparedness activities to mitigate disaster risk arising from upcoming monsoon and cyclones threats in collaboration with others (Govt. and Sector), by maintaining an understanding of Concern’s preparedness for emergency, ensuring the team is trained, informed and ready to respond as per the Standard Operating Procedures for disaster response in Cox’s Bazar.

    • In coordination with the Emergency Response Programme Manager and M&E Officer, ensuring effective internal monitoring & evaluation systems, the preparation of all reporting on activities in compliance with Concern, sector and donor requirements and contributing towards sector and donor evaluations.

    • Ensuring effective execution of all our policy and procedures in all our programmes and that systems are in compliance with Concern’s standards and efficiency.

  • Expanding Concern’s humanitarian response in Cox’s Bazar, including, but not limited to:

    • Providing detailed strategic analysis of the humanitarian context, identifying where unmet humanitarian needs persists, ensuring high quality assessments and coordination with sectors to identify gaps and developing recommendations for new programme design, resource and funding requirements.

    • Developing, establishing and broadening Concern’s partnerships with existing national partners, Alliance2015 members and other humanitarian organisations in order to develop and implement large scale, multi-sector response programmes that leverage the comparative advance of partners and develop.

    • Identifying, designing and preparing new initiatives for expansion Concern’s Rohingya Response, coordinating the process of developing high quality concept papers and proposals and leading the presentation and negotiation of proposals to donors for funding.

  • Operations management and security, including, but not limited to:

    • Overseeing the running of the Field Office, coordinating all operational aspects with support from Country Office and HQ.

    • Ensuring the implementation of Concern’s Cox’s Bazar Security Management Plan and procedures are in place and continually monitor the safety and security situation and ensuring the update of all plans and Security Tree as required in collaboration with the Director of Systems.

    • Overseeing effective functioning of logistics and procurement systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level.

    • Planning, identifying and resourcing appropriate and effective structure & staffing needs for the response, as per Concern’s Global Policies and national laws.

    • Ensuring the team have a strong understanding of safeguarding of beneficiaries as per Concern’s P4 policy.

  • Financial management, including, but not limited to:

    • Ensuring the proper financial management of Concern’s resources through appropriate budgeting, expenditure and monitoring processes.

    • Working closely with Concern’s Country Finance team to ensure compliance with all internal and Govt. legal compliances and submit accurate reports to all our donors on time.

    • Providing timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels.

    • Monitoring and identifying appropriate sources for match fund requirements and coverage of funding gaps.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential:

  • At least 5 years senior management experience in working in complex, protracted emergencies in a challenging work environment.

  • Strong knowledge of humanitarian principles, standards and system (IHL, Core Humanitarian Standards, IASC, Cluster System, Civil-Military relations) and key relief sectors.

  • Experience of organisational representation, advocacy and coordination with the humanitarian response coordination mechanisms, including other NGOs/UN agencies and donors.

  • Strong leadership and management of multi-sector teams in an emergency setting, with skills in guiding, mentoring, coaching and training teams and staff.

  • Experience of leading, transitioning and scaling up first phase emergency responses into stabilized, multi-sector large scale emergency response operations.

  • Operational experience of new programme design, participatory programme planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including application of SPHERE standards and the Core Humanitarian Standards.

  • Experience of managing multi-donor funding (Institutional, Appeal, Private) and multi-site programmes.

  • Experience in working with partners (NGO/GO) and multi-sectoral stakeholders.

  • Proven aptitude to inspire creative growth, innovation and learning.

  • Experience in vigorously advocating to stakeholders for resources, responses and recognition of complex humanitarian and development problems.

  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building and mentoring.

  • Experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting.

  • Previous budget and fiscal oversight responsibilities.

  • Ability and personal resilience to work in fast paced, dynamic and pressurised environment.

  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills in English with high level experience in representation and negotiation.

  • Ability to work, live and thrive in a complex environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience working in Bangladesh or Asia

  • Experience of working in previous ‘L3 Emergencies’


How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.


South Sudan: Administrative Assistant, USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP), South Sudan

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Management Systems International
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 09 Dec 2018

Administrative Assistant, USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP), South Sudan

Project Summary:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program office requires support to assist USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, and relay information about funded interventions. The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) provides USAID/South Sudan with flexible and demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.

Position Summary:

MESP seeks an Administrative Assistant who will support the finance, operations and technical teams and will perform other administrative duties as requested. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Admin and Operations Manager with oversight provided by the Director of Finance and Administration as needed.

** Please note: this position is only open to South Sudanese citizens.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Admin and Operations Manager to provide operational support to all project activities.
  • Support financial needs by scanning documents in a timely manner.
  • Maintain office, finance, and contract files, databases and assist with data entry.
  • Support procurement actions of office supplies and materials (e.g., for workshops) and ensure an adequate supply of office materials (paper, toner, stationary, cleaning substances, toiletries etc.) for the day-to-day running of the office.
  • Support administrative and finance activities by organizing and archiving information.
  • Assist staff with overflow work including word processing, data entry and research tasks.
  • Any other assignments as determined by project needs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree is required.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience working on donor-funded projects in a related administrative role.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation in performing assigned tasks.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • South Sudanese citizenship is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer .

PI105518679

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How to apply:

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United States of America: Desk Officer, Colombia Response

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: AmeriCares
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

Venezuela Political Crisis

Desk Officer

TITLE: Desk Officer, Colombia**

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Programs

LOCATION: Stamford, CT

REPORTS TO: Director, Emergency Response

DURATION: 12 months with possibility of extension

STARTING DATE: September 10, 2018

ABOUT AMERICARES

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with over $600 million in innovative health programs and quality medical aid.

Our programs help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; increase access to critical medicine and medical supplies; improve and expand clinical services; and prevent disease and promote good health in vulnerable communities.

Americares Emergency Programs leverage our logistics capabilities, health and medical expertise, global partner network and supply of donated medicine to respond to emergencies, help communities recover from disasters, reduce disaster risk and improve health outcomes. Americares responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year. Our Emergency Programs interventions include but are not limited to: medications and medical supplies, mobile medical units, rehabilitations and restoration of health facilities, mental health and psychosocial support services.

POSITION SUMMARY

The current situation in Venezuelan continues to deteriorate. Due to multiple factors – loss of income, insecurity and violence, lack of access to food, healthcare and other essential services – Venezuelans are departing Venezuela for neighboring countries throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to UNHCR’s May 2018 report, more than 1.5 million Venezuelans have left the country since 2014. Colombia is one of the main host countries with an estimated 600,000 Venezuelans, and the number is increasing: As of March 2018, the net migration of Venezuelans into Colombia had reached 4,000 per day, with 50% expected to remain in Colombia long-term. Venezuelans are arriving with substantial needs and limited resources. Host countries face significant challenges as they work to provide an appropriate response to the population influx and are increasingly overstretched. In Colombia, the departments bordering Venezuela – La Guajira, Norte de Santander, and Arauca – are particularly strained and the coastal department of Atlántico is increasingly strained as Venezuelans continue to filter in from border areas. Health – along with food and nutrition, protection, shelter and WASH – is a priority humanitarian need.

Americares is seeking a Desk Officer based in the U.S. to play a leading role in supporting our response to the Venezuela Regional Crisis in Colombia. The Desk Officer will report to the Director, Emergency Response and work closely with the Country Director and Deputy Country Director of Colombia. In this role, he/she will provide operational support to the team on the ground and contribute to health program planning and development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the focal point between U.S. headquarters and the Colombia office, coordinating between departments in HQ to ensure adequate support and efficient operations in Colombia
  • Work with the Country Director and Deputy Country Director to advise on program deliverables and priorities and ensure programming is consistent with national and regional response strategies
  • Support the identification of pursuit of additional funding opportunities by conducting research, drafting content for concept notes and proposals and working with HQ departments to secure relevant supporting documents
  • Support complete and accurate program data collection, reporting and management
  • Support, as necessary, recruitment efforts, working closely with HR and Country Director
  • Work with finance and logistics teams to track program costs and supply stocks, calculate program cost and supply forecasts/pipeline analyses and ensure international shipping schedules align with programmatic timelines
  • Support budget development, management, and expense reporting
  • Work with the field team to provide activity reports to HQ
  • Other duties as assigned by Director, Emergency Response

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, program management, international development, international relations, or equivalent. Master’s preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in health program support, preferably at an NGO
  • Health program development and implementation experience required
  • Award management experience, specifically USAID/OFDA
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish required
  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in information gathering, management, and sharing
  • Strong organizational skills, comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to operate independently in HQ and as part of the team in Colombia

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: https://americares.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=americares#/requisition/536


Afghanistan: Country Director

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Mission East
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 29 Nov 2018

Position Title: Country Director

Location / department: Afghanistan, Kabul with frequent travel to the field.

Length of contract: 12 months, with possibility to renew. The first three months are a trial period.

Line Management: You will be managed by the Brussels based HQ Programme Manager for Afghanistan. You will have reporting lines to the HQPM and to the Mission East Operations Director. You will manage Mission East’s country office for Afghanistan and a team of 113 international and national staff.

Background:

Mission East is an international non-governmental humanitarian relief and development organization founded in Denmark in 1991, with offices in Copenhagen, Brussels and Berlin, and implementing projects in Asia and the Middle East.

Mission East (ME) has been engaged in relief and recovery activities in Afghanistan since 2001, in the north-eastern provinces of Takhar, Baghlan and Badakhshan. The integrated, multi-sectorial programme is targeted towards implementing a variety of resilience-building measures including infrastructure rehabilitation, WASH, food security and livelihood development, and civil society capacity-building.

More information on Mission East can be found at: www.missioneast.org. The position of Country Director provides an opportunity to work with a dynamic and diverse team in a multi-sectoral (WASH, livelihoods, food security, emergency response etc.) multi-donor programme, addressing humanitarian, early recovery and developmental needs in rural Afghanistan.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader and qualified specialist capable of supporting a growing and evolving programme in an increasingly sensitive and challenging operational environment.

Overall responsibility:

To oversee all aspects of Mission East’s work in Afghanistan, with key roles of government, donor and NGO liaison; staff management; country finance control; new donor and project identification and development; strategy design and implementation; and security management.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

* Take the lead in writing, updating and promoting Mission East Afghanistan country strategy, both internally and externally, and help to ensure that it is in line with the Mission East global organizational strategy

* Identify current and new trends and developments, new areas of project involvement and new donors to support the organization’s strategic direction.

* Provide necessary management support and oversight to needs assessments, project evaluations, MEAL improvements etc.

* Seek in-country funding for the ME Afghanistan programme or for its particular thematic components.

* Ensure organization-wide compliance with the Common Humanitarian Standard, NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, Sphere Minimum Standards, and Mission East policies.

Liaison & Coordination

* Appropriate and extensive liaison with other NGOs, donors, and governmental agencies and Ministries, for excellent coordination and representation through established in-country coordination mechanisms and networks.

* Raise Mission East’s visibility and profile in all relevant and key in-country networks (Clusters, UN CHAP/CHF, etc.)

* Ensure that Mission East’s programming conforms with governmental strategies, and Afghan law and collaborates/ coordinates with government programmes as possible.

Project/Programme Management

* Assume overall responsibility for the successful completion of Mission East projects and programs, and achievement of planned targets and objectives.

* Oversee needs assessments for new projects, and assessment / identification of local project partners.

* Provide necessary oversight and management support for the monitoring and evaluation of projects (through the use of Project Work-books and trackers and other MEAL tools), recommending modifications and new activities, and dissemination of lessons learnt and good practices.

* Visit project sites on a regular basis and support good practices in community liaison and participatory development methodologies appropriate to the Afghan context

* Ensure that complaints mechanisms, information sharing mechanisms and participatory mechanisms are included in programme activities and respected by programme staff, as per Core Humanitarian Standards.

* Promote gender sensitivity, protection principles, and inclusive approaches in all ME Afghanistan programming.

Proposal Development and Fundraising

* Seek external and in-country funding for current and potential new projects and programmes.

* Coordinate proposal design and writing from in-country together with the Chief of Programmes.

* Ensure that Mission East Afghanistan’s programming conforms to country government strategies and national policies.

Staff Management

* Line management of and support to senior staff (expatriate and national), including staff development

* Conducting of staff appraisals and setting of Performance Objectives.

* Participation in determination of ongoing/future staff requirements and recruitment processes.

* In coordination with senior management, ensuring that staff training and capacity-building needs are being identified and addressed.

* Ensuring that there are proper and adequate complaints and grievance mechanisms in place and accessible to all staff members, and that all grievances are being addressed in a sensitive and timely manner; play the role of mediator and ‘conflict mitigator’ as and when needed.

* Facilitate and promote good, constructive working relationships between the different departments within Mission East in Afghanistan and between HQ and the field, with a view to building a culture of respect and integrity in line with Mission East’s values and Code of Conduct.

Reporting

* Hold responsibility for internal reporting and communications as per Mission East requirements and procedures.

* Ensure timely delivery of quality reporting to donors and external partners as appropriate, including narratives, budgets, work plans.

Security Management

* To be responsible for the safety and security of all national and international staff & visitors

* Oversee security and Health/Safety management systems in Afghanistan.

* Lead security planning and field security management

* Oversee awareness and implementation of Mission East security policy and procedures through field staff, including regular risk assessments.

* Represent Mission East at appropriate security coordination meetings

Other

* Other possible duties, as agreed with the HQ Programme Manager

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications required

Education should be of degree level or higher, preferably in development studies, engineering, community development or another relevant discipline.

Experience required

• Substantial previous overseas experience in an international relief or development setting, preferably with a non-governmental organisation and in a range of sectors relevant to Mission East’s Afghanistan programme. This must include significant field experience including management of national and international staff, project planning and implementation, and budget management.

• Demonstrated experience in donor liaison, writing and preparation of proposals and applications and in successfully securing funding of large relief and development projects, including development of budgets, logframes, and work plans.

• Demonstrated experience in assessing the needs of poor rural communities and appropriate and sustainable ways of addressing them.

• Demonstrated leadership experience in a humanitarian/development NGO setting, including strategy development and detailed coordination

• Demonstrated experience with cross-cultural communication and complex interpersonal relations; negotiating and working with expatriate staff, managers, government officials, national staff, other non-governmental staff, community elders etc.

• Demonstrated experience with security management in an insecure environment.

• Experience of living and working in Afghanistan or South Asia would be a distinct advantage.

Necessary Competencies

• Leadership and decision-making ability

• Personnel management and team-building skills with an ability to delegate, follow-up and supervise as well as support.

• Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and mediation skills

• Understanding of NGO accounting and financial management

• Strong writing skills

• Strong external representational skills

• Fluency in spoken and written English. Some knowledge of Dari /Persian would be an asset.

• Excellent computer skills in Word and Excel. Experience with Outlook, Power Point etc.

• Agreement with Mission East’s Organisational Values.


How to apply:

To apply for this post, please visit www.miseast.org/vacancies , where you will be able to complete an application form. Please ensure that all sections are fully answered as candidates will be initially screened using data submitted on the online form.

Final closing date for this position is 29/11/2018.


United States of America: Director of Finance

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: FHI 360
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 09 Dec 2018

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance for an anticipated USAID-funded PEPFAR activity which will build on current investments made by USAID on HIV prevention, care and treatment focusing specifically on pregnant women, children and adolescents. This project will accelerate the ability of governments and organizations working with these target populations to plan and implement services that help with these efforts

The Director of Finance will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. The Director of Finance will manage the administrative and financial infrastructure of the program and ensure compliance with donor requirements. The position will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Accountabilities (Responsibilities):

The Director of Finance will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management processes, subaward management;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, and award requirements;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Supervise other project-based finance, procurement, and contract & grants staff.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Decisions and actions have a direct impact on the outcomes of own department and possibly the entire organization.
  • Problems encountered are often complex, broad in scope, and implications are often unprecedented with no clear resolution.
  • Must be able to provide accurate, expert level advice to reach outcomes that will enable achievement of overall department and organization goals.

Supervision Given / Received:

  • Leads by “managing managers” or other direct reports in the functional area. Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
  • Typically reports to a Vice President, Senior Vice President or Executive staff member.

Education:

  • Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;

Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • is required.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience - experience working in a Non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred. Experience working with a global, international organization preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10-25%

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal computer, PC software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copy machine, cell phones, PDAs and other computing devices.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


How to apply:

https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/Washington-DC/Director-of-Finance_Requisition-2018201925


Turkey: Project Coordinator (Training) ( Syrian or Turkish Nationality)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Assistance Coordination Unit
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 12 Nov 2018

Job Purpose

Implementing the project in coordination with partners and project management.

Key Responsibilities

  • § Supervising the development of training activities in the project.
  • § Developing training bags, improving their outputs, supervising tests and analyzing results.
  • § Supervising the management of the training centers for the project.
  • § Follow-up the impact of training programs in the local labor market.
  • § Coordination with other training bodies.
  • § Progress reports and final reports of project management.
  • § Archive all project documents and files in acceptable ways.

Note: the above mentioned key responsibilities/accountabilities are illustrative ones. Another future responsibilities/accountability may be assigned to the job depending on the department organizational chart.

Qualification (Education/Work Experience/Languages)

A. Essential:**

  • § University degree in business administration, or economics or any other related field.
  • § At least five-year working experience with project managements.
  • § At least two-year working experience with training field.

B. Desirable:**

  • § TOT.
  • § Experience in economic empowerments.
  • § Writing project proposal.

Core & Technical Competencies

A. Core Competencies:

  • § Communication
  • § Teamwork
  • § Planning and Organizing
  • § Accountability
  • § Creativity
  • § Client Orientation
  • § Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • § Technological Awareness.

B. Technical Competencies:

  • § High skill in training.
  • § High skill in using MS-Office (especially Word and Excel).
  • § PMD degree.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

https://www.acu-sy.org/job-application/

To apply for this job by Email please send your details to: cv@acu-sy.org

Please include the job code in the subject ( PC-IS-06 )


Turkey: Project Assistant Syrian or Turkish Nationality

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: Assistance Coordination Unit
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 12 Nov 2018

Job Purpose

Implementing the project in coordination with partners and project management.

Key Responsibilities

  • § Organize and manage project meetings.
  • § Translate project documents to English.
  • § Archive all project documents and files in acceptable ways.
  • § Manage project office.
  • § Follow-up staff schedule.

Note: the above mentioned key responsibilities/accountabilities are illustrative ones. Another future responsibilities/accountability may be assigned to the job depending on the department organizational chart.

Qualification (Education/Work Experience/Languages)

A. Essential:**

  • § Institute or university degree in business administration, or English language translation.
  • § At least two-year working experience with project managements.
  • § English language (Fluency level).

B. Desirable:**

  • § Turkish language is an advance.

Core & Technical Competencies

A. Core Competencies:

  • § Communication
  • § Teamwork
  • § Planning and Organizing
  • § Accountability
  • § Creativity
  • § Client Orientation
  • § Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • § Technological Awareness.

B. Technical Competencies:

  • § Excel skills.
  • § Word skills .
  • § Reporting skills.
  • § Documentation skills.
  • § Archiving.
  • § Good command with data visualization software.
  • § Good experince with feedback, complints and accountability mechanisms.
  • § Acceptable experince in writing reports in both languages (Arabic and English).

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

https://www.acu-sy.org/job-application/

To apply for this job by Email please send your details to: cv@acu-sy.org

Please include the job code in the subject ( PA-IS-07 )