Design Fellowship

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Organization: John Snow Closing date: 15 Oct 2020 About the HCDExchange Design Fellowship
The HCDExchange works to advance the adoption of human centred design (HCD) in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programmes.As part of these efforts, the HCDExchange coordinates an annual fellowship programme where human centred designers are placed in host organisations to work on projects related to ASRH.Designers gain a unique opportunity to develop experience working on ASRH challenges, while host organisations build their HCD experience, capacities, and processes.In 2020, we will award one to two initial six month pilot fellowships, one based in Sub-Saharan Africa and another in South Asia. Fellows will begin work with their host organisations in January 2021.Who should apply?HCDExchange Fellows are designers working to advance learning and practice at the intersection between human centred design and adolescent sexual health. They are emerging leaders w…


HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR Position: HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR Country: SOMALIA Contract Length: 8-Months (renewable based on funding and the staff performance) Date needed By: As soon as possible New Post: New post Exact Job Location: Mogadishu (with 30 Puntland; 30 % Somaliland and 40% SCZ) Reports To: Country Director Responsible For: Safeguarding officers, Matrix management: Emergency officers, Food Monitors, Project Officers Liaises With: Food and Livelihood Security Specialist, Partnership Coordinator, M&E officer, Operation Manager, Finance and staff from other support units, Area Coordinator, HR, Procurement and Logs Closing Date 28/5/2020 Job Purpose: The overall objective of this position is to ensure that Humanitarian emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans for IRW-SOM are in place and kept updated as per the objectives of the Country Strategic Plan; Disaster Preparedness Plans and that emergency response activities are implemented in line with the overall country programme. The position also manages/oversees the implementation of all emergency response projects. The role will ensure that all Humanitarian components of IRW-SOM is managed timely and delivered within set objectives and demands. Main Duties & Responsibilities: Programme Management • Assist the CD/Area Managers in the overall management, implementation and development of the emergency preparedness and response component of the Somalia country Programme • Ensure effective management of IRW SOM emergency response Programme and associated budgets • Ensure that the emergency response programmes are appropriately linked where possible to IRW-SOM, other resilience and longer-term development programmes • Develop/review country Disaster Preparedness and Response plan Emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning and programme implementation · Ensure emergency project proposals are developed on time and in the correct format for all donors. · Develop plans for emergency response within the SOM context ensuring linkages with IRW’s other resilience and development programmes. · Monitor potential emergencies/ humanitarian needs and advise CD on appropriate responses. · In conjunction with other coordinators/Managers, implement capacity building plans for IRW-SOM Emergency Response Team. · Regularly update IRW-SOM Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response (PEER) plan · Monitor the early warning information being gathered from IRW as well as that of UN agencies, government and other INGOs. · Share weekly/ or other emergency information on any alerts with the CD and other Coordinators. · Keep up to date with any changes in or updates to national assessment results, appeals and guidelines, and communicate these to relevant staff. · Coordinate and lead rapid needs assessments in areas affected by hazards or disasters or where early warning information suggests a need for early action. · Ensure that emergency response programmes are implemented in line with National, international and Cluster quality standards. · Ensure IRW-SoM programmes are coordinated with other actors and included in all relevant databases, 4W matrices, etc. · Ensure relevant cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed in all emergency response. · Promote knowledge sharing within the country programme with particular attention to relief, recovery and humanitarian accountability issues. · Ensure emergency projects/program staff are kept up to date on best practices in the fields of emergency preparedness and response. · Support the resilience programme with training and support to the community-based Disaster Management Committees and link emergency response interventions with them wherever possible. Financial Management · Manage expenditure of approved emergency budgets ensuring compliance with donor requirements. · Keep the CD, FM of any variances that may need to be communicated to the donors, in good time. · In collaboration with the finance team and the ACs, develop emergency project budgets. · Assist direct reports with financial management. · Report any unsuspected or actual financial irregularities that have occurred during the emergency programing. · Ensure all projects have detailed procurement plans. HR · Manage relevant staff and ensure their on-going development, including ensuring the implementation of Performance Development Review systems and building the management capacity of programme/project managers. · Ensure staff complies with the IRW-SOM various policies such as Protection Policy and Code of Conduct · Capacity building/training responsibilities for direct reports · Prepare staffing needs in line with programming and assist in the recruitment of staff Reporting · Ensure donor reports are produced on time and to a high standard. · Provide brief updates (bi-weekly or weekly) to the CD and members of the CMT/SMT. · Submit monthly reports to the M&E by the deadline for compilation. · Provide to CD with timely responses to queries on concept notes, proposals and reports. · Report any new developments, problems and challenges encountered in implementing emergency response projects in a timely manner. Networking and coordination · Ensure proper representation of IRW-SOM Programme at Cluster and other emergency preparedness and response related meetings. · Ensure good collaboration and working relationship with government and other relevant partners. · Create appropriate links, working procedures and information sharing with the stakeholders – UN agencies, INGOs, NNGOs and government bodies at regional and district level regarding response plans, agreements, reports, training etc.. Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability · Conduct frequent supervision and monitoring visits to project areas and identify any issues needing attention related to implementation, donor compliance and Programme quality standards of all emergency response intervention. · Take responsibility for the implementation of learning and recommendations from external or internal reviews and donor feedback. · Take responsibility for development of detailed costed work plans at the start of each project and then ensure monthly updates are made to the output databases. · Working with the M&E unit and the ACs, plan for baseline and end line surveys and external evaluations. · Ensure that beneficiaries have access to feedback mechanisms and that data is monitored and responses given within appropriate time periods. PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL Education, Qualifications & Experience Required: · Bachelor’s Degree in DRR, Development, Humanitarian Response or a related subject such as Shelter, WASH, Nutrition, Engineering. · At least 7 years professional experience with a humanitarian agency and in complex emergencies · Good managerial and leadership skills, ability to work effectively with people · •Experience of designing, carrying out, analyzing and reporting on multisectoral emergency assessments. · Experience managing complex emergency response programmes through both direct implementation and through local partner organizations. · Experience of incorporating key cross-cutting approaches (especially equality, protection and DNH, Environment) into humanitarian programs. · Experience of managing people and projects through remote management. · Able to provide training on and implement Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE and CHS standards. · Excellent knowledge on mobile phone use in survey design, data collection and reporting · Excellent working knowledge with donors such as START, WFP, UNICEF, DFID, USAID · Experience and skills working with RRF and FFP (both in design and implementation ) Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements: • Must have a ‘hands on’, practical mentality, be self-driven and very motivated. • Must be well organized. • Able to take initiative and work independently. • Very high attention to detail. • Cultural and political sensitivity. • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation. • Strong written and verbal communications skills and good command of English. • Good interpersonal skills. DESIRABLE Education, Qualifications & Experience: · Experience of working in Somalia · Knowledge of local language · Knowledge of working with donors operational in Somalia · Knowledge of minimum humanitarian standards and other National and international guidelines How to Apply Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most updated CV , cover letter, Academic Qualifications and copy of your passports with 3 referees from your previous/or current employer to the email ID: ** With subject line as application for the position of - HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. How to apply How to Apply Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most updated CV , cover letter, Academic Qualifications and copy of your passports with 3 referees from your previous/or current employer to the email ID: With subject line as application for the position of - HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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