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Somalia: Operations Associate (French Speaking)

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 07 Nov 2016

Vacancy reference no.:



Operations Associate (French Speaking)

Place of performance:


Contract duration:

up to 3 months

Starting date:



CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

UNMAS as a component of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, to AMISOM as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis is delivered by UNMAS technical advisors located in each AMISOM Sector Headquarters and at AMISOM Force Headquarters, who support AMISOM planning and operations. UNMAS support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). As a component of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) UNMAS also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Advisor.


Role objective:

Our Clients Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) supports and facilitates the work of United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), other UN partners, and Governments in some 18 countries and territories affected by explosive-hazards. The PSC provides specialized project management services to efficiently support UNMAS in delivering essential work on the ground in emergency, post-conflict and peacekeeping environments with the aim of promoting peace and security, protecting civilians and ensuring long lasting human security.

Expected output:

Advisory Role

Support the Operations Officer to provide non-lethal tactical analysis, advice and information regarding explosive hazard threats to better inform mobility planning processes;

Advise on defensive non-lethal combat engineering response and movement planning, and provide recommendations for all mobility operations;

Assist, co-ordinate with the AMISOM Sector Commander and his staff to implement all operational tasking including EOD/IEDD callout response, providing operational and technical planning/advice to the AMISOM Sector Commander within the relevant sector;

Provide assistance with technical advice on route analysis, mapping, current IED threats, possible vulnerable points (choke points, bridges, etc.), historical data, provide information for convoy planning and convoy commanders and support the operations planning for the Mission Enabling Unit (MEU);

Provide assistance to input into AMISOM doctrine and TTPs as it pertains to explosive hazard mitigation;

Support the process between Sector Headquarters (SHQ) and Force Headquarters (FHQ) for information regarding explosive hazards and support collation of information at HQ to provide an overall up-to-date analysis for FHQ on the explosive hazard threat in the sectors;

Provide assistance with mapping and detailed threat analysis, in coordination with UNSOA GIS, for planning purposes; and

Support recommendations to Sector Commanders on appropriate deployment of UNMAS-contracted assets and support centralized command and control of assets available to the Sector Commander.

Contract Management

Oversee the delivery of any contracts with partners/implementers to ensure contractual conformity;

Assist with task orders to partners/contractors to deliver training and mentoring support to AMISOM explosive management operations;

Conduct routine on-site (when security situation permits) quality assurance of all organizations operations as part of the accreditation process;

Conduct a Monitoring and Evaluation review of the partners/contractors quality management process;

Ensure that partners/contractors are conforming to approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and conducting safe and effective EOD/IEDD operations;

Ensure a quality management approach is taken to all EOD/IED and explosive management operations performed in the relevant sector; and

Assist with the implementation of a quality management system, ensuring that the system is being applied in a fair and equitable manner and that accreditation and monitoring do not interrupt or delay operations.

Representation, Coordination and Administration

Assist with the role of representative in each sector overseeing all operations in the relevant sector and act as OIC when the Operations Officer is out;

Assist comprehensive administrative management of the respective office;

Provide training and mentoring for staff on relevant topics;

Provide co-ordination support to all operational activities (police support project, humanitarian project, AMISOM support project and WAM project) in the relevant sector;

Assist and support the establishment of an operations room for planning, briefing and de-briefing in the sectors;

Provide weekly and ad hoc reports on operational activities and contextual/political implications on the projects;

Provide input towards internal strategic review processes; provide recommendations to improve the quality of projects;

When requested, fulfil the role of Investigating Officer for Detailed Independent Investigations or Boards of Inquiry for explosive hazard accidents or incidents; and

Other tasks as directed by the Operations Officer.

Project reporting:

This position reports to the Operations Officer

Team management:

this role does not involve team management



§ Bachelor's degree in Relevant Industry.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Military experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Somalia is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English is essential.

Key competencies:

Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organization – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.

Judgment – Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making skills.

Communications – Strong spoken and written communication skills.

Problem Solving – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.

Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments.

Professionalism – Professionalism: sound knowledge of, and exposure to, administrative and financial management issues

Communication skills associated with diplomacy, relationship building and representation

Demonstrated capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin of error), under conditions of extreme stress.

High standard of physical fitness; able to live in remote locations with poor access to communications.

Internationally recognized driving license

Knowledge of UN systems and procedures as desirable

Computer literacy, in particular the use of MS Office package

Other relevant information:


Military Experience at the Officer level or Warrant Officer/Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) within the last 5 years

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in an advisory and/or training capacity for combat engineer military units

Proven experience in an advisory and/or training capacity for senior management

Proven experience providing information into planning processes for military support

Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) qualifications to an basic level is required

Improvised Explosive Device qualifications operator / assistant within the last 5 years

Proven experience of Quality Management processes is an advantage.

How to apply:

**Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website

Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0166. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.**

Kenya: Médecins Sans Frontières Spain – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona-Athens) is looking for a ‘Design Lead’ for the Displacement Unit

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Nov 2016

Location: Nairobi

Start date: December/January, 2016


Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by 41 field teams, 20 mission coordination teams and organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens, Nairobi and Buenos Aires. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other supporting departments, including the Medical and Logistic departments, Organization & Systems and the Displacement Unit.


The Displacement Unit (DU) is an extension of the MSF Nairobi Unit. It was created as part of OCBA’s specialization plan for the decentralized units, a strategy to improve the quality of the OCBA operations by placing diverse capacities in regional hubs. The DU aims at identifying operational challenges and needs in the field, and at promoting and setting up innovative and multidisciplinary projects at the heart of the Nairobi humanitarian hub.

With a particular focus on the support of displaced populations, the DU is continually engaging with a range of local and international partners to develop a dynamic network of expertize in the field of innovation and humanitarian healthcare provision. Ongoing projects include the development of an ICT based platform for remote healthcare provision in Jordan, the assessment and diffusion of non-standard ideas implemented in the field, and coordination of a toolkit design for decentralized medical activities.


This position is the focal point for initiation of DU projects and the motor of creative thinking in the DU. Hierarchically, this position reports to the Head of the Displacement Unit.

More specifically the ‘Design Lead’ should:

  • Plan and carry out identification of needs, problem framing and concept envisioning through engagement with staff from missions, decentralized units, and departments at headquarters;

  • Catalyse innovative thinking amongst the DU team and MSF staff;


The focal point for the initial project phases and the motor of creative thinking in the DU must:

  • Lead the initiation and planning of the projects that have been assigned to him/her

  • To organize and facilitate the assessment/identification of operational needs through emergent dialogue and multi-disciplinary workshops, at the DU, in the field and in headquarters;

  • To articulate findings, conceptualize and propose new projects, together with the DU team

  • Apply context-appropriate and innovative methodologies

  • Deliver tangible outcomes (visualizations, simple reports/presentations)

  • Participates in the planning of the Displacement Unit and ensures adequate reporting and representation

  • Participates in the general medical and logistic meetings at OCBA and in meetings of the MSF innovation club

To transmit capacities to DU staff while cementing capacities within the current processes:

  • Support the DU team with programmatic and creative skills

  • Engage with external actors working on similar topics or initiatives, setup and maintain a network related to this function and participate in related events

  • Maintain a database of ideas and champion the most relevant ones internally or externally when appropriate


  • Degree from University or Higher Institution

  • Experience with management of innovation processes, research and design of interventions in the public/global health domain

  • Fluency in English; French; Arabic will be an asset

  • Familiarity in business model/service design


  • Multidisciplinary and cross-cultural communication

  • Teamwork, enthusiasm and high motivation

  • Process and strategic orientation

  • Systemic problem solving (systems/design thinking)

  • Autonomous, proactive self-management

  • Experience and comfort in low-resource settings (accommodation and travelling)

  • Knowledgeable in the international humanitarian context

  • Behavioural flexibility

  • Planning and organization

  • Results and quality orientation


  • Experience with MSF or another humanitarian organization

  • Mentoring experience

  • Visual/graphic design skills

  • Comparable degree to human-centred or industrial design, social sciences (e.g. ethnography), ecology, social business


  • Duration: 1 year with possible extension, full-time position

  • 30% travel to the field Salary: 3328598KES per year; secondary benefits according to OCBA Nairobi policy

How to apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter by 9th November 2016, under the reference “Design Lead - Displacement Unit ´´ to:

Please note that MSF will contact only short-listed candidates.

Haiti: Cartographe / Spécialiste SIG / GIS Specialist (Haitian National)

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

MSF- B recrute pour le projet communautaire et watsan (contrôle des vecteurs) pour la prévention des
arboviroses et du choléra / MARTISSANT

Présente depuis plus de 20 ans en Haïti, Médecins Sans Frontières est une organisation médicale humanitaire internationale, indépendante, qui apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie:
principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d'épidémies et de pandémies ou de catastrophes naturelles.

Le Spécialiste SIG doit organiser le système d'information géographique du projet et développer des produits cartographiques et/ou analyses spatiales des activités MSF. Il/Elle sera en soutien pour toute activité médicoopérationnelle (équipes de promotion santé, eau et assainissement, logistique, sécurité, épidémiologie, etc.)
Le Spécialiste SIG sera soutenu et dirigé par le Référent SIG (aussi connu comme l'Unité GIS) pour les aspects techniques de son travail. Ses tâches comprennent mais ne sont pas limitées à :

  • Une liaison avec l’équipe afin d'identifier les besoins en SIG et de développer les produits SIG appropriés
  • La gestion du développement, du contrôle de qualité et la reproduction des produits dans des formats
    adaptés aux clients
  • Employer et promouvoir les normes de données et de cartographie.
  • Identifier, collecter et intégrer des ensembles de données externes dans le référentiel de données MSF.
    Tenir à jour et développer des thèmes et des couches pour une utilisation en SIG.
  • Analyser et comparer des ensembles de données séparés afin de créer des produits analytiques
  • Gérer la formation et le développement de compétences du personnel concernant les outils cartographique
    de base, telle que Google Earth et l'usage du GPS.
  • Compléter, améliorer et tenir à jour une cartographie de base des activités du projet communautaire
  • Digitaliser les aires de santé dans les zones d’intervention de MSF-CH.
    Diplôme ou formation universitaire en lien avec les Systèmes d’Information Géographiques
    Forte expérience pratique dans l'usage des Systèmes d'Information Géographiques (SIG), notamment du
    logiciel ArcGIS.
    Expérience essentielle dans la saisie, l’entretien et la gestion de la collecte de données ainsi que dans le
    développement de base de données SIG
    Expérience professionnelle chez MSF ou d'autres ONG souhaitable
    Résultat et sens de la qualité. Travail d’équipe et coopération. Adhésion aux principes MSF
    Accepter de travailler en situation difficile, souplesse du comportement et gestion de son stress
    Etre de nationalité Haïtienne
    Le candidat doit être libre de tout autre engagement professionnel au moment de son recrutement
    HORAIRES ET MODALITES DE TRAVAIL : Moyenne Hebdomadaire de 48 Heures Maximum.

How to apply:

Le dossier composé d’une lettre de motivation, d’un CV mis à jour, des attestations de travail et des copies des diplômes sont à remettre pour le Mardi 8 Novembre 2016 à 15h00 au plus tard avec intitulé « Spécialiste SIG » :
Soit dans une enveloppe fermée avec mention au Bureau de MSF-B à Martissant 25 ou à la
Coordination MSF/B : adresse 7, rue Borno, Pétion Ville
Soit par e-mail :

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Institutional Funding and Programme Support Manager (IFPSM)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Since 2009, the Oxfam confederation has accelerated its harmonisation process working towards ‘one voice and one programme’ in a single management structure.

Oxfam has a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, and works to deliver the country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, governance and civil society, and gender and diversity.

Overall Responsabilities

  • Develop and implement an effective fundraising strategy, in line with the Oxfam Country Strategy
  • Ensure an active promotion of Oxfam towards its external stakeholders and the Oxfam Affiliates
  • Ensure effective information management for quality programme development and implementation.
  • Continuously improve the effectiveness of existing fundraising programs.
  • Lead and manage the Program Funding and Support Unit.
  • Contribute to the Management Team and the effective running of the country office office.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master degree in marketing, public affairs, fundraising, fund development or related field or 5 years’ experience in fund raising and communication management within the development sector
  • Experience of working with donors (proposal writing, securing income, managing relationships, …)
  • Proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff
  • Budget forecasting and monitoring experience
  • Programme monitoring experience
  • Proficiency in use of standard software applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally / externally)
  • High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to work under highly stressful conditions

How to apply:

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae no later than 13 November 2016 to

We promote diversity and practice equity

Persons coming from marginalized and vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a personal interview

Honduras: Deputy Country Representative - Honduras

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

The OTI Deputy Country Representative - Honduras is a full-time Personal Services Contrac (PSC) position at the GS-13 equivalent level and located in Honduras. Applications for theis position are due no later than November 21, 2016 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at


The OTI Deputy Country Representative – Honduras - is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Team, and reports to the OTI Country Representative in Honduras.

The Deputy Country Representative’s principal responsibility will be development, oversight and management of USAID/OTI's Honduras country program. The incumbent will be called upon to support the OTI Country Representative with managing an implementing partner and may be called upon to represent OTI’s program to local partners, senior-level U.S. government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors and local government officials.

Aligned with USG policy priorities, USAID/OTI’s program supports greater civic engagement and public awareness through media programming and related outreach activities. The USAID/OTI program coordinates with, and complements, other USAID and Department of State assistance efforts, as well as those of other donors.


The work of the Deputy Country Representative requires teamwork, the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. As a member of a highly operational office, the incumbent is willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to help ensure programmatic success. The incumbent has a high level of integrity and attention to detail to ensure the use of OTI systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient management of funds, programming, and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is highly flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change, and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. She or he places a premium on the building of positive relationships with his or her respective team both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in and outside of USAID. The incumbent is able to prioritize and complete tasks without follow-up by the supervisor, while also filling in gaps as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Deputy Country Representative is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of OTI.

Under the direct supervision of the DCHA/OTI Country Representative or his/her designee, the Deputy Country Representative will perform the following duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Perform a wide range of administrative functions (budget preparation, financial management, records management, travel assistance, etc.) to help ensure programmatic success;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. See detailed instructions for demonstrating Education/Experience under "Applying")

At a minimum, the applicant must have:

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


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


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

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

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

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at

How to apply:

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

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (MELC)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Since 2009, the Oxfam confederation has accelerated its harmonisation process working towards ‘one voice and one programme’ in a single management structure.

Oxfam has a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, and works to deliver the country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, governance and civil society, and gender and diversity.

The MELC will have overall responsibility for monitoring project implementation and progress of Oxfam in Laos towards the objectives of the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS), supporting project MEL activities at the grassroots, developing MEL system that will assist to steer the country strategy and knowledge management. The MEL Coordinator will ensure that MEL processes are directed to learning with the partners and staff for/with whom the project is designed. Also, the MEL coordinator is responsible for knowledge management among all programmes implemented to ensure the whole organisation benefits from and applies programme learning.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects
  • Experience in gathering, analysing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
  • An understanding of the links between knowledge management, MEAL and institutional development
  • Relevant experience with knowledge management in similar organizations
  • An aptitude for external linking, learning and representation with a clear ability to draw knowledge and ideas from across the sector into the organization
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and rights based approaches to development especially in Laos
  • Experience of using participatory approaches in development projects
  • Team player with ability to deal with a range of people from various cultures and different capacities
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others – strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills

Required Qualifications:

• Master degree in marketing, public affairs, fundraising, fund development or related field or 5 years’ experience in fund raising and communication management within the development sector

• Experience of working with donors (proposal writing, securing income, managing relationships, …)

• Proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff

• Budget forecasting and monitoring experience

• Programme monitoring experience

· Proficiency in use of standard software applications

· Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally/externally)

· High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills

· Diplomacy

· Ability to work under highly stressful conditions

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

How to apply:

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae no later than 13 November 2016 to

We promote diversity and practice equity

Persons coming from marginalized and vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a personal interview

Thailand: Volunteer: Project Officer (Thai-Burma border, Mae Sot)

Organization: Burma Children Medical Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Volunteer: Project Officer (Thai-Burma border, Mae Sot)

Position duration: 3 months minimum, preferably 3 – 6 months or longer.

Position Overview:

Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) seeks an energetic and organised volunteer to work in a program support capacity. The purpose of this position is to support local staff to document patient interviews; and develop and deliver capacity building activities for staff with a focus on improving English writing skills.

The key duties of this Mae Sot-based volunteer position will include:

· assessing and interviewing patients (with an interpreter) for the BCMF, BAMF and BWMF programs;

· conducting post-surgery interviews;

· documenting patient interviews;

· compiling patient stories and diagnosis for website and donors;

· enhancing BCMF social media reach;

· proofing and editing English language documents including patient interview ‘stories’ and social media;

  • Assisting with other projects, as assigned.

Person Specification:


  • Native English speaker or English language proficiency at very advanced level
  • Outstanding editing and proof reading skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in, and ability to work with web-based communications and social media
  • Organised and energetic, with a desire to work alongside and support co-workers
  • At least intermediate skill level in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Ability to use initiative and be pro-active

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living and work environment

  • Preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment

  • Commitment to team work, coaching, and mentoring others

  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings

  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility

  • Volunteer will need to provide a working with children check and police check or equivalent from country of residence


  • Volunteering or work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Experience working with migrants, refugees and displaced people.
  • Experience providing English language support
  • Experience in Communications

A BCMF volunteer placement will provide you with direct field experience working with the displaced and refugee community along the Thai Burma Border. You will work alongside staff from Mae Tao Clinic and be a key member of the small but efficient team at BCMF

How to apply:

For more information about volunteering with BCMF please contact Jacqui Whelan


Organization: Asmae
Country: France
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Asmae est une ONG de solidarité internationale française spécialisée dans le développement de l’enfant. Indépendante, laïque et apolitique, elle est ouverte à tous.

Créée en 1980 par sœur Emmanuelle sur la base de son expérience avec les chiffonniers dans les bidonvilles du Caire, Asmae poursuit son action dans le respect de valeurs et des méthodes héritées de sa fondatrice : écoute et proximité, pragmatisme, prise en compte des différences, professionnalisme et réciprocité.

L’action d’Asmae vise à soutenir les enfants vulnérables et leurs familles via l’accompagnement sur mesure et dans la durée des acteurs locaux qui travaillent dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la protection de l’enfance. Sa vision “Un monde juste qui garantit aux enfants de vivre et de grandir dignement avec leurs familles et leur environnement pour devenir des femmes et des hommes libres, acteurs de la société” se décline en quatre missions :

• Favoriser le développement de l’enfant par une approche globale. Pour cela, Asmae agit aussi sur l’accompagnement des familles en tenant compte de l’environnement ;
• Renforcer la capacité des acteurs locaux du développement de l’enfant, renforcer les synergies entre eux et maximiser leur impact social ;
• Défendre la cause de l’enfant par la sensibilisation et le plaidoyer ;
• Expérimenter, essaimer et diffuser.

Aujourd’hui, Asmae soutient et accompagne des projets dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la protection de l’enfance qui sont portés par 59 organisations locales au Burkina Faso, Egypte, France, Inde, Liban, Madagascar, Mali et Philippines. Asmae agit aussi directement auprès de bénéficiaires dans le cadre de son établissement d’accueil mère-enfants à Bobigny.


Le responsable géographique – Afrique est responsable de la gestion du Burkina Faso, Mali et Madagascar, voici quelques éléments de contexte dans les pays :

Depuis 1995, Asmae intervient au Burkina Faso. Actuellement, l’association met en œuvre des projets dans trois zones géographiques (Ouahigouya, Ouagadougou et la région du Koulpélogo) et soutient 7 partenaires dans les domaines de la Protection et Education de la Petite Enfance, la Prévention de la déscolarisation et de l’échec scolaire et l’Accompagnement de l’adolescence.

Depuis son implantation à Madagascar en 2001, Asmae a travaillé sur les questions d’éducation des enfants et d’éveil de la petite enfance. Trois domaines d’intervention sont dorénavant prioritaires dans la zone : Protection et Education de la petite enfance, Prévention de la déscolarisation et de l’échec scolaire et Soutien aux enfants en situation de handicap.
Asmae intervient actuellement dans quatre zones du pays (Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa, Manakara et Vohipeno) et va prospecter une nouvelle zone géographique au courant de l’année 2017.

Depuis 2014, Asmae a relancé ses actions de proximité au Mali en coordonnant la réinstallation logistique et administrative du bureau local à Bamako et en échangeant avec le bureau Asmae du Burkina Faso. Si de nouveaux partenariats devraient donc voir le jour d’ici à l’année prochaine, Asmae a également renoué avec les partenaires maliens actuels. Cela a permis d'assurer depuis 2014 une mise en œuvre plus efficace des actions partenariales (suivi terrain du plan d’action, présence du coordinateur aux chantiers, rapports plus complets et plus fréquents) ainsi que de réévaluer les besoins liés à ces actions. Une prospection est en cours pour développer la stratégie d’intervention au Mali.


Dans le respect des valeurs et du mode d’intervention spécifiques à Asmae, et sous la responsabilité de la Directrice des programmes, le Responsable géographique - Afrique aura pour missions de co-construire une stratégie d’intervention dans les pays de la zone, d’encadrer les équipes basées sur le terrain et de coordonner et superviser l’ensemble des projets et relations de partenariat.
Le Responsable géographique a la responsabilité de soutenir la mise en place de l’organisation type dans les bureaux nationaux.

Il interviendra sur les domaines de responsabilités suivants :

Développement de la stratégie d’intervention dans les pays de la zone Afrique :

  • Définit avec ses équipes les orientations thématiques et géographiques pour le développement des projets et des partenariats
  • Co-construit, suit et évalue la stratégie d’intervention d’Asmae dans les différents pays de la zone

Supervision des projets et partenariats dans les pays de la zone Afrique :

  • Supervise le montage, le suivi et l’évaluation des projets sur le plan technique et financier
  • Supervise le suivi des relations de partenariat (prospection, ouverture, contractualisation, fermeture …)
  • Assure le montage, le suivi, le reporting et l’évaluation des projets par des bailleurs de fonds institutionnels
  • Contribue au montage, au suivi et au reporting des demandes de financement privé
  • Réalise des visites de suivi régulières dans les différents pays de la zone

Gestion des ressources humaines :

  • Assure l’encadrement des Représentants pays et anime la vie d’équipe
  • Assure le recrutement et l’intégration des collaborateurs basés sur le terrain
  • Participe au suivi des missions des conseillers techniques
  • Contribue à l’évolution des outils et pratiques de la politique des ressources humaines
  • Assure le suivi du contexte sécuritaire, veille au respect et à la mise en œuvre des règles de sécurité et contribue à l’animation du dispositif de sécurité

Gestion financière et budgétaire :

  • Contribue à l’élaboration et au suivi des budgets pays, en cohérence avec la stratégie d’intervention et dans le respect des procédures internes
  • Traite et valide les demandes de versement à destination des équipes et partenaires
  • Contribue à la préparation et au bon déroulement des audits financiers des projets

Renforcement des outils et des méthodes :

  • Contribue à la réalisation et/ou pilote les projets transversaux portés par les différentes Directions du siège
  • Contribue à la réalisation des activités inhérentes à la Direction des Programmes
  • Participe à l’animation du dispositif de Production et partage issus de l’expérience

Animation des relations externes :

  • Représente Asmae auprès d’acteurs institutionnels dans le cadre du suivi et de la valorisation des projets
  • Participe à des réseaux et rencontres inter-ONG en fonction des priorités géographiques et thématiques d’Asmae


Le Responsable géographique - Afrique sera sous la responsabilité hiérarchique de la Directrice des programmes.
Il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec la Référente Education/Protection de l’enfance, ainsi qu’avec les autres membres de l’équipe de la Direction des Programmes basés au siège d’Asmae, en particulier les Responsables géographiques Asie et Moyen-Orient Nord Afrique.

Le Responsable géographique - Afrique encadrera à distance les représentants pays du Burkina Faso, Madagascar et Mali.


Formation(s)/connaissance(s) :

  • Master dans le domaine de l’action au développement/humanitaire, des relations internationales, des sciences politiques, ou similaire
  • Maîtrise du cycle de projet
  • Connaissance des enjeux géopolitiques et des réalités culturelles de l’Afrique subsaharienne
  • Connaissance des problématiques liées au développement de l’enfant (éducation et protection de l’enfance) serait un plus
  • Excellentes capacités rédactionnelles et de mise en forme en français et en anglais

Expériences :

Vous disposez à minima de 8 ans d’activité professionnelle, vous ayant notamment amené(e) à développer les domaines d’expertise suivants :

  • Expérience préalable à un poste similaire au siège d’une ONG de solidarité internationale et expérience d’au moins 2 ans sur le terrain en qualité de Chef de Mission
  • Expérience confirmée de projets financés par des bailleurs de fonds institutionnels et notamment AFD, UE, USAID, Ambassade de France et Agences des Nations-Unies
  • Gestion de projets de solidarité internationale sur le terrain (à minima 3 ans)
  • Développement et animation de relations de partenariat
  • Gestion budgétaire et financière
  • Gestion de dispositifs de sécurité
  • Représentation institutionnelle auprès de partenaires techniques et financiers
  • Une expérience en formation / accompagnement d’adultes serait appréciée.

Compétences spécifiquement requises :

  • Capacités d’analyse (contexte géopolitique, besoins, stratégie d’intervention, etc.)
  • Très bonnes capacités managériales, incluant la gestion d’équipe à distance
  • Maîtrise du français et de l’anglais
  • Maîtrise du Pack-Office

Caractéristiques personnelles :

  • Qualités relationnelles, écoute et diplomatie
  • Bonne compréhension des différences interculturelles
  • Sens de l’analyse, capacité à prendre du recul et à être force de proposition
  • Rigueur et autonomie


Poste basé à Montreuil (93), sous statut cadre, à pourvoir immédiatement, dans le cadre d’un CDI à temps plein.

Rémunération: 36.000 € bruts annuels (sur 13 mois)
Une indemnité mensuelle de 261.8 euros bruts (base 12 mois) pour l’astreinte téléphonique relative au dispositif de sécurité est versée en complément.

Déplacements : 2 à 4 déplacements de une à deux semaines chacun sont à prévoir par an (soit environ 10% du temps de travail)

Autres avantages : Mutuelle Groupe, Tickets-Restaurant, 50% du Pass Navigo.

How to apply:


Merci de postuler en ligne sur le site Asmae :

Central African Republic: Field Programme Coordinator – Central African Republic 

Organization: MENTOR Initiative
Country: Central African Republic
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

The MENTOR Initiative is looking to recruit a Field Programme Coordinator (FPC), who will be based in Paoua, and will be responsible for all the community health aspects of MENTOR’s operational response with emphasis on support to MENTOR supported Community based Healthcare Workers (CHWs) and health posts in the sub districts of Markounda, Paoua and Nangha Boguila. Under the technical line management of the Health Programme Coordinator (HPC), he/she guarantees the quality management of the MENTOR programme in the area and contributes to the impact of the program as per donor agreements and logical frameworks through extensive monitoring and evaluation. His/her specific competence/specialization in regards to epidemiology will be used to give technical and practical support to the health programs in the mission.

A. General Technical Support to the mission (in close cooperation with the HPC):

Data collection

· Improve the current data collection formats for both CHWs and health facilities, and ensure that these are in line with new donor / log frame data requirements.

· Data collection forms are to be simple and using clear language in order to be fully adapted to the skills level for CHWs and staff in the supported health facilities.

· In close collaboration with the MENTOR Initiative teams in North West CAR, the data collection forms are to be tested and further reviewed / amended as required.

· In close collaboration with the medical team, review forms and set up to implement exit surveys and checklist assessments during supervision and prepare an electronic tool to integrate all this information for statistic interpretation and reference tool (toolbox).


· Maintain and update database that allows for the MENTOR Initiative medial team to filter and extract data for M&E purposes.

· Ensure that data required for the database are coherent with the data requested on the data collection formats.

· When applicable, work on the restitution of data already entered during previous grants and present it in the appropriate format for reporting or for operational research.

· Advise on implementation of a comprehensive database in the different projects and make sure that all MENTOR bases are using the same forms (both electronic and paper versions).

Technical support to CHW network

· As required and in close collaboration with the Health Programme Coordinator (HPC) and the Base Coordinator, assist with the recruitment of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the areas of his/ her responsibility. This includes identification as well as training and equipping the CHWs.

· With the assistance of a team of locally recruited programme supervisors and in close collaboration with the HPC, organise and implement onsite technical training and oversee general performance of CHWs.

Drug Supplies:

· In close collaboration with the concerned FPCs, Logistics Coordinator, Base Coordinators and the Health Programme Coordinator, responsible for overseeing proper management of the MENTOR stock of drugs and small medical equipment for the targeted health facilities and CHWs in Paoua, Markounda and Nangha Boguila.

· In close collaboration with the FPC/ pharmaceutical referent, carry out spot-checks and ensure clear storage and labeling of drubs and medical supplies from different donor sources for accountability purposes.

· In order to avoid stock ruptures at health facility and CHW level, organise for regular supplies of drugs based on consumption records and rational usage of drugs provided.

· In collaboration with the Base Coordinator, responsible for secured and efficient service of the Paoua pharmacy.

Referral services

· In collaboration with the HPC, set up required mechanisms in order to ensure efficient referral mechanisms. In addition to facilitate the physical transport of patients referred by CHWs, this includes the set-up of referral documents to allow for efficient care-taking at referral level and tracing of referred patients.

· Organise for the participation of health facility staff and/ or District/Regional level MoH coordination staff in supervisory visits of the MENTOR supported CHW network and health facilities.

· Organise for regular internal and external technical meetings to coordinate and follow up on efficiency of referral mechanisms.


· In close collaboration with the Health Programme Coordinator and the Base Coordinator, the FPC ensures that prevention activities are fully integrated into the support to health facilities and CHWs: General IEC (provision of sensitisation tools at clinic levet etc), LLIN distribution, Indoor Residual Spraying campaigns (IRS) etc.

· In close collaboration with the Health Programme Coordinator and the Base Coordinator, organises Mass Drug Administration campaigns across the areas for which he/ she is responsible.

Monitoring and evaluation (see also general technical support)

· Directly responsible for timely collection and analysis of statistics from the supported health facilities and CHW network.

· Effective monitoring and analysis of data from Health Facilities an CHWs to identify areas in need of targeted training and supply activities.

· On the basis of the statistics analysed, makes reports and recommendations to the Country Director and the Country Medical Coordinator.

· Assist in conducting malaria prevalence, anemia, other monitoring surveys, disease mapping and baseline data collection surveys.

Reporting/ Proposal writing

· Prepare monthly reports on the progress in health facility support activities and relevant indicators for MENTOR line management and the National Health authorities.

· As required, advise and assist the Country Director in the drafting of budget proposals.

· Assist the Country Director and the Health Programme Coordinator with technical aspects of writing donor reports so that these are prepared and submitted in a timely manner, as per the grant agreements.

· Participate in the elaboration of regular internal situation reports (‘sitreps’) for subjects directly related to his/ her responsibilities.


· In close collaboration with the Base Coordinator, ensure close collaboration with other health NGOs working in the target areas.

· Represent The MENTOR Initiative at district/ regional level medical / technical meetings with the government, NGO partners and donors when required.

· Stimulate positive interaction and keep good relations with all partners.

· Collaborate with staff from the National Health Structure at regional level on the implementation of the programme activities.

· Collaborate with all stakeholders in the health sector at regional level on the implementation of national policies including cost recovery policy.


· As required, recruitment and training of locally employed programme supervisors.

· Respect MENTOR’s Security Guidelines and advise the Base Coordinator immediately on security issues encountered.

· Follow and implement all existing financial, administrative and logistical procedures as well as any new procedures and guidelines as communicated by the Base Coordinator.

· Includes the possibility of transfer to another similar post in another MENTOR country programme within the period of this contract agreement.

· Any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director and agreed with the MENTOR Programme Manager at HQ level.

Job Requirements

Epidemiological / health background
Solid knowledge of community based programmes an advantage
Experience in managing teams in the field in insecure environments
Experience in data management and analysis
Strong motivation to operate in very remote villages
Proven capacity to train others
Flexible and willing to learn
Practical, hands on approach
Fluent French (oral and written)
Good English (oral and written)
Familiarity with NGO working environments and standard procedures.
Excellent team worker and communication skills
Ability to work long hours
Hoest, conscientious and reliable
Drivers licence B requires

How to apply:

Send your CV and letter of motivation to &

United States of America: Researcher/Adviser - USA

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

Amnesty International is shifting its centralized International Secretariat (IS) into a more strong, coherent and visible presence in strategic locations in the global South.

In the Americas, we are developing a stronger presence with our structures in the region: the Regional Office in the Americas based in Mexico City, a Sub-regional Office for the Southern Cone and the Andean Region in Lima, Peru, and a small presence of IS research and campaign staff in Washington. Being closer to the ground will enable us to operate with greater speed and relevance and to be more agile and responsible to the demands of our human rights agenda.

Amnesty International's Americas Region is looking for an experienced Researcher for USA to be based in our Washington office and contribute to the development and implementation of a research and advocacy agenda, lead human rights research projects and aid capacity building efforts.


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy work and long-lasting strategies for change. Our USA Researcher/Adviser will take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing country and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A global campaign oriented approach to the work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas, document individual cases and prepare human rights action materials. You will represent Amnesty International in the field and elsewhere, including with government officials, media, peer organizations and other audiences.


With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the socio-political and economic context in USA, and of regional and global human rights trends. You have preferably experience on human rights issues related to MIGRATION, DISCRIMINATION, LGBTI and/or POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. You have a background in activism, academia, social science, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You have solid experience of working in the human rights field with demonstrated knowledge of international human rights standards. With your extensive experience of working from the Americas region, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator, you need proven research and influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

Italy: Senior HR Specialist - Business Partner

Organization: International Fund for Agricultural Development
Country: Italy
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Organizational context

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.

Post's organizational accountability

The Senior Human Resources (HR) Specialist (BPU) is responsible for the delivery of a full range of HR services for as portfolio of clients and in various integrated HR operations. The level of senior professionalism allows the incumbent to provide technical leadership in the HR specialties and commensurate expert advisory services on policy development, implementation and administration. The accountabilities/key results include:

  • Human Resources Practice Leader
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Advocate
  • Agent of Change

The Senior HR Specialist (BPU) works under the overall strategic, policy and management guidance of the Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD) and the daily supervision of the Chief, HR Business Partner Unit. Within his/her areas of responsibility, the Senior HR Specialist exercises a high degree of independence in providing reliable HR programme delivery. He/she performs the full complexity range of HR work independently, including the analysis and approval of complex and/or precedent setting cases with the aim to ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of regulations and rules.

The Senior HR Specialist plans, organizes and supervises a team of HR staff that comprises HR associates and assistants responsible for servicing and administering benefits and entitlements and social services to the staff of Fund.

Key results expected / Major functional activities

1. HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICE LEADER: The Senior HR Specialist is accountable for technical leadership in the administration of benefits and entitlements with responsibility for reviewing the work of his/her team for compliance with principles and concepts, policies, regulations and rules as well as for soundness of judgement and conclusions and in the interpretation of the related policies and procedures; also, she/he is accountable for technical leadership in the various HR specialty areas which are part of the Business Partner’s portfolio (job classification, recruitment, consultants’ hiring, performance management, contract management, and more in general HR management). He/she directly supervises an HR specialized team of associates and assistants (Servicing and Social Security team) with responsibility for work planning and organization, supervision of the work of the team assigned and establishing and monitoring performance management indicators of success. He/she develops, implements and monitors the interpretation and application of new human resources policies, practices and procedures in his/her areas of specialization to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER: the Senior Human Resources Specialist’s customer service focus is on strategic planning and in the provision of expert technical advice on a range of HR policies, regulations, rules and procedures. He/she provides advice both verbally and in writing to managers, supervisors and staff on human resources policies, regulations, rules and procedures, proactively building a mutual understanding of these governing guidelines and respective (HR/Managers/Staff) roles and accountabilities in the management of IFAD’s human resources. The Senior HR Specialist supports HR best practices in the Fund through outreach to counterparts in other private and public sector organizations to identify potentially innovative solutions to IFAD; as well as maintains open communications with counterparts in other UN and IFI organizations. He/she may represent the organization in inter-agency working groups and committees ensuring IFAD’s perspective and client needs are included in evolving policies.

3. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: The Senior HR Specialist is a seasoned HR professional with the capacity to develop, interpret and apply a broad range of HR policies, rules and regulations, as well as standards and techniques related to the HR strategy, principles, policies, regulations, rules and procedures of the UN and of the Fund. The Senior HR Specialist also identifies improved approaches to the delivery of HRM services in assigned areas. He/she provides support to a large group of clients and serves as a senior specialist in the following HR areas: recruitment, administration of entitlements, job classification, staff development, performance management, social security, with accountability for: (a) planning and implementing recruitment strategies and programmes; (b) providing support to managers and supervisors in recruitment as well as monitoring the appropriate use of contractors/ consultants; (c) reviewing and approving the classification levels of unique professional and general service positions by analysing content of jobs, conducting classification surveys (desk interviews) and managing related review mechanisms; (d) identifying the need for additional generic job profiles (GJPs) and overseeing the association of GJPs to new or revised posts; (e) providing advisory services to managers on organizational and workforce planning, job design and career planning needs in light of programme and skill requirements; (f) monitoring utilization of staff resources; and evaluating and determining training needs. In addition to leading the full range of complexity of work, including the establishment of precedent-setting determinations on entitlements, the Senior HR Specialist reviews recommendations pertaining to highly sensitive/political cases and makes technically authoritative decisions in consultation with the Chief, Talent Management Unit and HRD Director.

4. HUMAN RESOURCES ADVOCATE: The Senior HR Specialist projects HRD’s reputation as a value-added, technically competent and reliable service provider as part of the Division’s HR strategy. The focus is on expert knowledge of the Fund’s governing structure, mandate, long-term business strategy, organizational dynamics and culture and on their senior-level professionalism, the incumbent advocates for new or revised policies, procedures and initiatives. He/she reaches out to managers, supervisors and staff, listening and responding effectively and efficiently to common issues and problems and builds relationships based on respect and trust. From the perspective of a value for diversity and respect for a multi-cultural client base, the Senior HR Specialist demonstrates communications skills that serve to promote the Division’s strategy and the equitable management of IFAD staff.

5. AGENT OF CHANGE: the Senior HR Specialist understands and applies the principles of change management and proactively serves as a role model for transformation and capacity for acceptance of change. He/she uses a solid knowledge of information technology to analyze and promote acceptance of new methods of work and effective communication skills to persuade and influence managers, supervisors and staff to adopt change. Going beyond acceptance to change in methods and technology tools, the Senior HR Specialist manages change through consultations with HR management and colleagues and outreaches to client management, supervisors and staff to establish and maintain collaborative, open and regular communications pertaining to current and planned changes in HR strategy, policies, regulations and rules. He/she is able to explain the scope and ramifications of proposed HR initiatives, promoting understanding of their purpose and functional advantages.

6. MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS: the Senior HR Specialist leads a team of HR associates and assistants responsible for servicing and administering benefits and entitlements and social services to the staff of Fund, with accountability for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of IFAD resources. This includes:

  • People Management through recruitment, performance and career management of staff as well as learning management establishing learning plans and ensuring staff supervised meet their development needs while meeting the needs of IFAD.
  • Resource Management by providing strategic and data inputs into the divisional budget preparation exercises.
  • Knowledge and Content Management by ensuring (1) knowledge content within functional area is continuously updated and available to colleagues and clients (2) best practices are continuously identified, documented and distributed and (3) appropriate and up-to-date information and learning tools are available to the Fund’s managers, supervisors and staff.
  • Information Technology Management through leveraging ERP functionality for improved business results, simplification of transaction and reporting processes and improved client services.

Impact of Key results / Key performance indicators

The work requires the development of new and/or modifications of existing policies, practices and techniques as well as the revision of HR work performed at lower levels and taking corrective and adaptive actions. The Senior HR Specialist is accountable for (a) convincing management of the utility of improved approaches to the delivery of assigned HR services; (b) addressing problems involved in formulating the Fund’s position on the interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules to highly contentious cases; (c) satisfying the organizational, programmatic and HR needs related to the field of work; and (d) developing expert advice for the Fund that is recognized and accepted as being fully sound. Detailed analysis of the interrelationships of HR issues with those of programme, political and resource considerations is required. The work is defined by support to one major or a group of the Fund’s departments and offices yet the impact of work encompasses HRD as a whole requiring continuous and collaborative exchange of technical expertise with peers and management to ensure HRD is seen as speaking with one voice.

The key performance indicators for the Senior HR Specialist include both technical and team leadership.

Representation / Work relationships

Internally, the Senior HR Specialist is an authoritative HR technical adviser to the Fund in the development of new or modified policies and practices and in the provision of expert advice within their areas of specialization. Recommendations for solutions to HR problems involve discussions with management, staff and other HR specialists and staff. The advice and recommendations provided are considered technically accurate and are provided to senior managers inside and outside the HR division. External contacts include: counterparts in other United Nations organizations in order to negotiate and reach agreement on the transfer of staff between organizations or to exchange information on approaches to similar HR problems, etc.; and inter-agency groups such as CEB and ICSC to provide information on the Fund’s HR policies and practices and negotiate the adoption of common system practices. The Senior HR Specialist also may represent the Fund in consultations with staff representatives, formulating management's position with respect to grievances and appeals, as well as in inter-agency coordination committees dealing with human resources questions.



  • Strategic thinking and organizational development: Personal influence (Level 1)
  • Demonstrating Leadership: Leads by example; initiates and supports change (Level 2)
  • Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Challenges, innovates and contributes to a learning culture (Level 2)
  • Focusing on clients: Contributes to a client-focused culture (Level 2)
  • Problem solving and decision making: Solves complex problems and makes decisions that have wider corporate impact (Level 2)
  • Managing time, resources and information: Coordinates wider use of time, information and/or resources (Level 2)
  • Team Work: Fosters a cohesive team environment (Level 2)
  • Communicating and negotiating: Acquires and uses a wide range of communication styles and skills (Level 2)
  • Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains strategic partnerships internally and externally (Level 2)
  • Managing performance and developing staff: Manages staff and teams effectively (Level 1)


  • Human Resources Specialist with a strong and extensive expertise in the area of benefits and entitlements administration and with an authoritative knowledge of HR theories, principles, policies and procedures.
  • Human Resources Specialist with a demonstrated success in the delivery of comprehensive professional HR services (recruitment, job classification, staff development, performance management, social security).
  • Ability to provide technical and administrative leadership to staff supervised and to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Team worker –participate in teams and work effectively with internal and external colleagues in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs and to enhance the continuing relevance of the Fund’s HR capacity/programme to client divisions/departments/offices.
  • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
  • Analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience; ability to present sometimes negative results in a considered and tactful manner to promote acceptance.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equitable consideration of women and men in all assigned HR activities.
  • Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and tools.
  • Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules.

Minimum recruitment qualifications


  • Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Business Management or other job related field.


  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management of which three (3) years preferably in the United Nations or an international financial institution, or another multi-cultural organization or institution or a national organization providing support on a global scope.

Language requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of another official language (Arabic, French, or Spanish) is desirable.

Other information

Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the President of IFAD, and they may be assigned by him/her to any of the activities of IFAD, including field assignments and/or rotation within IFAD.
In the interest of making most cost effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful
Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.

IFAD is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Gender Situation Analysis: Indonesia and India Terms of Reference

Organization: Girl Effect
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 15 Nov 2016

Consultancy: Indonesia and India Gender Situation Analysis Consultancy

Consultancy reporting lines: Director, Gender Strategy

Contract: 2.5 months, up to 40 days

About Girl Effect

Girl Effect is a creative social business determined to positively impact the lives of adolescent girls and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We work at the cutting edge of the international development and media sectors, and have built a culture that is entrepreneurial and fast-paced.

We are a unique organisation, bringing together a diverse group of people from the private and not-for-profit sectors with expertise in media brands, international development, digital, evidence, gender, programme implementation and more.

Girl Effect began as a movement to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, by unleashing the full potential of adolescent girls. Championed by the NIKE Foundation in collaboration with multiple partners, we set out to get the world to stop seeing girls as part of a global poverty problem and to see them instead as co-creators of new solutions. We created a movement and helped put girls at the centre of the agenda; the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals focus on girls like never before.

In September 2015, Girl Effect became an independent new organisation focused on driving measurable change in girls' lives, with continued support from the NIKE Foundation and multiple partners. With a new CEO from the global creative industry and an ambitious strategy, Girl Effect is pioneering a brand platform approach to social norm change for adolescent girls living in poverty. By creating a new normal for girls, the intergenerational cycle of poverty can be disrupted.

Our mission? We exist to create a new normal with and for girls.

What We Do

We build mass media brands, with mobile interactivity and networks, that engage girls and key influencers in their lives to effect social norm change; breaking down barriers that prevent girls from accessing the services and support they need to progress. By doing this, we enable girls to have a voice in determining their future.

It’s a fresh approach to development, but one that is gaining ground and is supported by investors and collaborators from every sector.

Based in London, we have powerful brand platforms in Ethiopia and Rwanda, and ambitious plans to launch new brand platforms in Malawi, Nigeria, Indonesia and India by 2017. In partnership with Facebook, we also have a mobile platform, Girl Effect Mobile, live in over 40 countries in 24 languages. Find out more by visiting our website:

Context of the Consultancy

Girl Effect will be launching operations in Indonesia and India by 2017. In order to inform country strategy, including setting country change objectives for our products, Girl Effect is commissioning a gender analysis of the country landscape for India[1] and Indonesia. The gender analysis will be a desk review, drawing upon existing quantitative and qualitative data and key informant interviews.

This piece of work will provide a snapshot of gender dynamics in the country, to generate a general understanding of the situation of girls and the institutions, people, norms that influence her. This work will inform the thematic focus of Girl Effect’s work in the country, including decisions on targeting (age, etc), country change objectives and regional focus.

Girl Effect will be commissioning a second phase of this work, a deep-dive qualitative piece on the lives of girls understanding themes of agency. This desk review will inform the design of this second piece of work by identifying key themes for further exploration and gaps in the existing knowledge base.

Girl Effect has developed a Theory of Change that outlines pathways to girls empowerment, see Annex 1 for further details.

Research Questions

a. Understanding the girl (aged 10-19)

· What types of vulnerabilities impact the lives of girls?

· How is adolescence understood for girls and boys? What signals entry into adolescence? How do girls experience different stages of adolescence (early, middle, late)?

b. Understanding girl’s reality

· What are girls’ experiences in relation to Girl Effect’s impact areas (health, safety, education, economic empowerment)?

· What are the drivers, barriers and enablers in relation to these impact areas? How is this different/the same for boys? How is this different/the same for different groups of girls and boys?

· What are the key programmes, institutions, supply-side services, stakeholders influencing the lives of girls in relation to these impact areas and girls’ empowerment more generally? [2]

· What are girls’ experiences of agency (in relation to value, voice, connections)? How does this interact with the impact areas (health, education, safety, economic empowerment)? How is this different/the same for boys? How is this different/the same for different groups of girls and boys?

c. Understanding underlying gender norms

· What are the underlying gender norms and roles influencing the above (in relation to value, voice, connections and Girl Effect’s impact areas of health, education, safety, economic empowerment)? Are girls and boys valued differently? How so? What are the social expectations placed on girls and boys?

· What are the risks to girls and boys when challenging traditional gender norms?

· What resources do girls have access to(?) compared to boys? Who controls these resources?

· What are dominant understandings of masculinities?

· Who are the key influencers in the lives of girls? Who are the gatekeepers/powerbrokers in the lives of girls?

· How is the relationship between boys and girls? Girls and parents/gatekeepers/powerbrokers?

· Who challenges gender inequality and how? How do boys, men and women perpetuate inequitable and equitable gender norms?

The gender analysis will also inform the following:

· What the in-depth qualitative research should cover and which areas need a deeper dive

· Initial recommendations for country change objectives, targeting and regional focus


The gender analysis will be based on a comprehensive desk review, including key informant interviews. The review will include qualitative as well as quantitative data (e.g. from DHS).

Key Deliverables

· Inception meeting with Girl Effect to discuss and agree the detailed methodology for the research

· Inception report reviewed and agreed with Girl Effect

· Draft report on the research findings for Girl Effect review and feedback, for each country

· A summary brief (in PowerPoint) containing highlights from the research, for each country

· Final report (one for each country), including a 4-page executive summary, no longer than 40 pages. The report will include recommendations on key areas that Girl Effect should investigate further in future qualitative research and initial recommendations for priority areas for country change objectives.

· Dashboard/database of key findings that can be updated on a regular basis by Girl Effect staff as new research emerges.

· Dissemination meeting to Girl Effect staff

· Dissemination meeting during onboarding of qualitative research partner

Consultancy oversight

The consultancy will be overseen by the Director, Gender Strategy who is based in Girl Effect’s London office.

Required skills and experience

· A Master’s Degree or equivalent in international development, sociology, political science, gender

· Deep understanding of and experience working in India and Indonesia

· Strong background in gender analysis and social norms

· Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing

Annex 1:

Girl Effect’s Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change provides a map of how we think change happens and our objective to shape a 'new normal’ and ultimately a new reality for girls. This new reality is a world in which girls have agency², are healthy, safe, economically

secure and educated (our impact). We know that girls’ agency (understood as value, voice and connections) is central to girls having access to and control over these assets. To achieve this impact, Girl Effect understands the need for changes to happen at different levels – for girls themselves, for adolescent boys, for girls’ families, communities and the wider environment.

As a first step, this means reframing the way girls are seen, how their needs are understood and how girls are valued across these different levels, supported by robust research and learning. This reframing is a process to positively change awareness, beliefs and attitudes and ultimately behaviours, both for girls themselves and those around them (intermediate outcomes). This will help shape a ‘new normal’ in which girls are able to take action on issues important to them, both individually and collectively through their social networks (outcomes) with other girls and with wider youth networks.

The importance of an enabling environment. To enable girls to take action in their own lives we are cautious not to expect girls to do this alone, but recognise that alongside the step of girls becoming confident, informed and connected, with self esteem, aspirations, skills and voice, we need to influence adolescent boys, families

and communities in order to shift discriminatory gender norms. Engagement with girls’ wider communities helps to create an environment where those in power are more likely to value and understand the issues important to girls and

support their meaningful participation in society. These changes will be reinforced by girls becoming more visible and active in the public eye through a more positive portrayal of girls in popular culture – both directly through our branded products and through others engaging with these products. This will be enabled by our efforts in partnership

with others to increase girls’ access to media and technology, and will be further amplified by decision makers who increasingly support girls to play a greater role in society.

The importance of working with strategic partners. We recognise that whilst we reach boys, family members and the wider community through our brand presence, content and networks, our brands are primarily focused on girls – and

increasingly youth - and the changes we aim to achieve for them. As such, we believe it is essential to work with progressive partners who can leverage our brands, content and products in order to achieve long-lasting outcomes for girls through engagement with adolescent boys, girls’ families and communities. We also recognise the

importance of these partners in mobilising girls to engage with decision makers to advocate for their needs and rights and see value in influencing media organisations to portray girls more positively. This way of working allows us to adapt

our brands and content to achieve the maximum possible impact to create a multiplier effect across societies and generations.

Key assumptions underpinning our work:

  1. An integrated and multi-sectoral approach to change, with multiple activity strands that address the demand and supply side of reframing the value of girls and create a ‘new normal’ for girls, is the most effective way to achieve positive impact on complex issues affecting them.

  2. Branded media platforms are capable of shifting discriminatory individual and collective attitudes and gender norms and contribute to behaviour change.

  3. Brands add value to individual interventions, amplify their impact and have the potential to quickly reach a critical mass.

These three assumptions inform our organisational learning framework.

[1] Note: Girl Effect has conducted an initial landscape analysis of India in 2015. It is expected that this consultancy will build on this work.

[2] Note: Girl Effect drives demand to existing supply-side services. Therefore, it is important for Girl Effect to understand what types of services do and do not exist.

How to apply:

How to apply

· A proposed methodology to meet the research objectives

· A preliminary work plan (reflecting your own availability)

· Budget detailing consultancy days

· Examples of similar work

Submissions to be emailed to Katherine Nichol ( with “Indonesia and India Gender Analysis” in the subject line of the e-mail, on or before 15 November. Proposals may be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Somalia: Consultancy for energy policy drafting in Puntland

Organization: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 10 Nov 2016

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization operating in Somalia. ADRA is seeking consultant to carry out a consultancy for energy policy drafting in Puntland.

Objective of the consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is to support PSWEN in development of a draft energy policy for Puntland State.

Specific Tasks

The consultant will be required to carry out the following specific tasks:

· Conduct a desktop review of energy situation in Puntland and the Federal Government of Somalia

· Conduct consultation with PSAWEN and other stakeholders

· Conduct a consultative workshop with relevant stakeholder.

· Develop a draft energy policy.

· Present draft energy policy to stakeholders for validation

Expertise required

  • Have a proven track record in policy formulation, advocacy, institutional capacity building & civil society groups,
  • Have practical experience in policy development
  • Have excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Should have a good understanding of energy, environment and social issues.
  • Should have a good interpersonal skill.
  • Degree in policy development, advocacy, international development or any related discipline. Minimum of 5 years professional experience in developing countries, including previous experience working in Somalia

How to apply:

For the full Terms of Reference (ToR) please visit ADRA Somalia website Interested persons should send a proposal and detailed CV outlining all the relevant experiences, plus expected fees by 10th November 2016 to

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

The ERP Coordinator ensures efficient and effective operational management of the ERP programme in Syria, both programmatically and financially, whilst adhering to agreed internal strategic objectives and external standards, such as SPHERE, Save the Children Alternative Care in Emergencies and INEE educational standards. The ERP Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the proper management of ERP colleagues in the field, as well as giving clear leadership and ensuring capacity-building where necessary.

The ERP Coordinator is overall responsible for ensuring the successful and timely implementation and management of the ERP in accordance with internal regulations and external international standards.

As the representative for the SOS CVI emergency response program in Syria, s/he is also responsible for ensuring good relations and the coordination of activities with key stakeholders (donors, government bodies, UN agencies, CBOs, etc.).

Reporting directly to the Board, based in Damascus and reporting functionally to the MENA Regional Emergency Response Advisor, s/he ensures all project activities, including adjustments, are agreed upon and approved by the Member Association and the Regional Office before implementation.

Project Planning

  • Aligning project activities of the ERP according to SOS CVI project documentation (crisis response form; project proposal; budget outline etc.) and reporting any deviances therein to the Member Association Syria National Director and the MENA Regional Emergency Response Advisor;
  • Revising and adjusting SOS CVI project documentation based on changes in needs and/or budget, in consultation with the MENA Region Emergency Response Department.
  • Responsible of effective and efficient implementation with the strategic plan of ERP including all projects and provide recommendations.

  • Responsible for ensuring alignment and adherence to internal procedures in project cycle management, including overseeing procurement, storage, finance, child protection etc.

  • Review and regular updates for proposals and plans based on the ever-changing circumstances, available funding and assessment needs.

  • Responsible to implement proper monitoring and evaluation tools

HR Management

  • Responsible for ensuring fair and transparent recruitment for the ERP, as well as contract management and payroll of all employees, in collaboration with finance and HR departments;
  • Ensuring personal development and capacity building of team members in the ERP, when necessary, as well as documenting evaluations of co-workers;
  • Leading and managing a diverse team of, among others, case and field managers, educators, care givers, office and domestic staff (up to 250 employees);
  • Ensuring SOS CVI internal procedures in HR management and local labour law are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that all recruitment processes are aligned with the pre-defined standards from the job ads, shortlisting with IOR, and the recruitment committee involvement;
  • Ensuring that all ERP employees undergo an effective PAT (Performance Appraisal Talk) as per organizational Chart and hierarchy in addition to reviewing and approving new org charts for new projects.

Financial Management

  • As budget holder, together with the finance team, responsible for ensuring the correct use of funds in the project, as allocated per budget line in the budget overview. Responsible for reporting to the MA Syria Finance Controller and MENA Region Finance Officer any deviances therein;
  • Responsible, together with the finance team, for ensuring monthly financial reports are submitted to the MA Syria and MENA IOR in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for ensuring alignment of project procurement to the internal SOS CVI procurement procedures;
  • Together with the support of the Project Finance Officer, responsible for the revision of project budgets


    • Accountable that information stated in internal and external project reports (donor reports, internal situation reports etc.) is correct;
    • Responsible for submitting a monthly financial report, a monthly situation report (including up to date organigram and beneficiary data files) and periodic donor reports as and when required;
    • Responsible for elaborating a detailed project report every trimester, including an overview of KPIs.

    Child Protection * Responsible for ensuring adherence to the SOS CVI Child Protection Policy; * Responsible for ensuring adherence to admission criteria based on the best interest of the child; * Responsible for ensuring implemented projects conform to international standards (specifically SPHERE); * Responsible for reporting cases of abuse and neglect to the MA Syria National Director and the MENA Regional Emergency Response Advisor, as well as follow-up of cases as per the SOS CVI Child Protection Policy stipulations;

    Security * Responsible for ensuring implementation of security and safety for co-workers and beneficiaries; * Responsible for adhering to and implementing the SOS CVI local security plan; * Responsible for training and building the capacity of co-workers to deal in security and safety management in collaboration and coordination with Security Advisor. * Ensuring that the security assessment recommendations received from the Security consultant are implemented in coordination with the Security advisor. * Responsible for reporting the pre-planned evacuation process with alignment with security standards and concerned parties. * Responsible for ensuring all co-workers undergo security training where relevant

    Stakeholder Relations * Regularly attend cluster meetings and NGO forums and inform MENA Regional Office Emergency Response Department of NGO activities on the ground in monthly reporting; * Ensure all stakeholders have up to date project information (ministry of social affairs; local authorities; donors; MENA regional Office etc.); * Establish partnerships with other NGOs, CBOs and UN agencies and ensure MoUs and accords are in place for all partnerships;

    Key Performance Areas: * Ensuring project KPIs are attained within the set time frame; any deviation is documented and justified (deteriorating security situation for example).

How to apply:

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