CGIAR – Challenge Program on Water and Food
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Last Date: July 18, 2008
The CGIAR – Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) is an international initiative focusing on the provision of water, food and environmental security. A vital step towards reaching this goal is to increase the productivity of water used for agriculture, leaving more water for other uses and the environment. The CPWF is creating research-based knowledge and methods for growing more food with less water (www.waterforfood.org). The success of this initiative depends in large measure on the capacity of scientists in the target river basins to carry out the research needed to achieve these ambitions. To build this capacity, the CPWF is developing a strategy in broad collaboration with its partners and seeks offers to take this strategy forward.
The CPWF wishes to appoint a Science Director to provide leadership in the design and implementation of all scientific research conducted by the CPWF. This includes identifying directions in which the scientific research agenda must advance, given evolution in and progress along impact pathways and related planning and management tools. This position reports directly to the CPWF Program Director. The successful candidate will be based at the CPWF Secretariat, located at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
• Research integrations across topics, basins and scales.
• Leading within-basin and cross-basin synthesis of research findings.
• Adherence of CPWF research activities to agreed priorities and identify and recommend to the Challenge Program Management Team adjustments in research directions and priorities needed to facilitate and accelerate impact in accord with Basin Strategic Plans and the Medium Term Plan.
• Completion and adjustment of work plans in projects at the basin scale (via Basin Science Leaders and the Basin Strategic Plans)
• Maintaining a high level of quality in CPWF research.
• With the Impact Director:
o Participate in the process of contracting CPWF projects.
o Identify adjustments in research directions and priorities needed to facilitate and accelerate impact in accord with Basin Strategic Plans and the Medium Term Plan.
o Identify new areas of expertise needed to implement the evolving research agenda.
o Provide leadership in the suitable integration of gender, institutions, and participation issues and approaches, and capacity building into project planning and implementation through Basin Strategic Plans.
o Oversee the development of the Medium Term Plan
• Serve as a member of the Challenge Program Management Team.
• Supervise Topic Leaders and Basin Science Leaders.
• Oversee, through Topic Leaders, the Topic Working Groups, and participate in Impact Working Group meetings.
Reporting: this position reports to the Program Director
• Reports regularly to the Director on the status of scientific research.
• Represents the Director and the CPWF through participation in international meetings and fora.
• Prepares reports on behalf of the Program Director for submission to the CPWF Board or other entities, regarding the status of scientific research.
• Responds to questions and/or concerns raised by the Board or other entities with regard to the focus and quality of science.
• With the Director, liaise with the CGIAR Science Council and Science Directors in Centers and CPs, and other partners, regarding research priorities, design and implementation, especially as these relate to the Medium Term Plan.
Selection Criteria: Qualifications and experience
• Advanced degree in a field related to agricultural science or water science.
• Demonstrated capacity to perform outstanding original research particularly in cross-disciplinary and cross-scale research in developing countries.
• Demonstrated understanding and ability to obtain impact through research.
• Substantial experience (10- 15 years) in research management in complex, multi location, international research program.
• Ability to motivate a large team of people who have diverse cultures, backgrounds and expertise, across the globe
• Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, in English.
• Fluency in a second language relevant to CPWF is highly desirable.
• Willing to engage in extensive foreign travel (30-40% time).
• Previous residence in developing countries is desirable; professional experience in several developing countries is essential.
Salary and benefits:
This is an internationally recruited staff position and the salary and benefits are competitive with those of similar international institutions and include a housing allowance, transport, education, annual home leave, retirement and health package. CPWF staff appointments are made through the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) whose human resource policies apply to these positions.
Please forward an application, describing how your experience meets the qualifications, skills and abilities listed in this position description. Include a CV, list of publications, and the names and addresses of three referees to the Human Resources Office, IWMI, P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fax: (94-11) 2786854; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 18 July 2008. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed. All applicants will be acknowledged, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. All correspondence will be held in confidence.
The application must address each of the Selection Criteria identified above, indicating how your qualifications and experience are suited to the general responsibilities of the position.
You may be requested to undergo a Belbin Team Role analysis as part of the selection process.
Deadline: 18 July 2008 or until the position is filled.
For information about CPWF visit http://www.waterforfood.org and about IWMI visit http://www.iwmi.org
Chief of Party, Paraguay
Last Date: July 30, 3008
For 45 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness systems, financial services, enterprise development and community development in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 90 projects in 45 countries and revenues of $90 million.
Chief of Party
We are currently seeking a chief of party for an upcoming multiyear program in Paraguay. The purpose of this program is to support the conservation of biodiversity in Paraguay’s ecoregions by increasing sustainable economic and social activities in rural communities. Key steps include (1) overcoming production/business constraints to sustainable economic activities, (2) upgrading local/indigenous production-trade level capabilities (e.g., improving capacity, production, processing and marketing), and (3) improving cooperation and linkages among entities within value chains to stimulate growth, create economies of scale, increase bargaining power and generate investments. The start date will be in late 2008 and the position is contingent upon ACDI/VOCA being awarded the activity.
• provide overall management of all program components
• provide technical direction for the program and ensure that it is managed according to the yearly work plans
• monitor and approve program allocations and expenditures and ensure that all project financial reporting is done in accordance with USAID regulations and ACDI/VOCA accounting policies and procedures
• ensure the program reaches monitoring and evaluation plan targets
• identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest adjustments
• maintain strong relationships with home office and donor personnel, partners and collaborators and any other associated stakeholders
• represent ACDI/VOCA and the program to the public and donor community
• minimum of master’s degree in a relevant area
• at least seven years of experience working with communities, producers and rural activities or other related fields
• experience working with transnational companies, exporters, government authorities and/or producers’ associations
• experience in agribusiness and rural development
• USAID project/program management experience
• previous experience managing assistance programs in Latin America
• fluency in both English and Spanish languages.
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.
Apply at: http://www.cytiva.com/av/apply.asp?av?av963?acapanu?11
Associate Vice President, Livelihoods
Save the Children (U.S.)
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Last Date: July 25, 2008
Save the Children, the leading relief and development agency which strives to improve the lives of women and children in need around the world and throughout the United States, would like to hear from you. We are seeking a strong Associate Vice President, Livelihoods (AVP) to join our International Program Leadership team.
The AVP will champion and guide Save the Children's global work in livelihoods, which aims to ensure that children benefit from household food and economic security in development, transition, and emergency settings. The AVP will set strategic direction and advocacy priorities, promote technical quality standards, and develop key relationships with Country Offices, members of the International Save the Children Alliance, donors, and other partners to advance and expand our work for children. S/he will also develop funding to grow the portfolio and staff in order to achieve goals set out in Save the Children’s strategic plan. Reporting to the Vice President, International Program Leadership, the AVP will drive results and accountability for agency livelihood initiatives as a member of our International Program Leadership senior management team.
Ideal candidates should possess a Masters’ degree, Ph.D. preferred, plus 10-15 years’ relevant experience overseas and in management roles. Broad knowledge of and experience in the food security and household economic strengthening field (including but not limited to safety nets and resource transfers, development/emergency food aid programming, agricultural systems, microfinance, and micro-enterprise/savings) is important. Proven ability to formulate and mobilize support for a vision; to identify, attract, and develop high-caliber staff; and to work and think globally is required. Experience with major donors such as USAID/Food for Peace, USAID/EGAT, DfID, WFP and major foundations is also critical for success.
For consideration, please forward your CV directly via our website for position #3699 at:
Chief of Party, Anti-Corruption and Public Sector Reform
Management Systems International
Last Date: July 26, 2008
Chief of Party, Anti-Corruption and Public Sector Reform
Company Profile: Management Systems International is an international development consulting firm based on the D.C. waterfront with offices around the globe. For over 25 years, MSI has worked to improve the daily lives of people in many of the most impoverished and conflict-ridden places of the world through partnerships with domestic and foreign government agencies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
Position Summary: MSI is seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID project in Albania. The program will focus on reforming key functions and institutions in the public sector in Albania to make them more transparent and accountable. In particular, activities will deal with reforms in the tax administration, court administration and business licensing/permitting functions, specifically focused on reducing their vulnerabilities to corruption. The project is expected to begin in the Fall of 2008.
Oversee and coordinate all technical and administrative functions of the program, working closely with MSI’s Technical Director at headquarters;
Provide technical leadership in at least one of the project component areas;
Manage the monitoring and reporting on project activities;
Hire, manage and mentor field staff;
Liaise with USAID and high level host government counterparts.
Demonstrated expertise in public sector management, including administration, policy formulation, strategic planning and management capacity building.
Significant prior experience as Chief of Party or equivalent for USAID projects strongly preferred;
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
Regional experience required; prior experience in Albania preferred.
Masters degree or higher in public administration, public policy, law or other related field preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com
Country Representative, Eastern Caribbean
Population Services International
Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Last Date: July 26, 2008
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization, operating in more than 60 developing countries. PSI creates demand for essential health products and services by using private sector marketing techniques and innovative communications campaigns to motivate positive changes in health behavior. On the supply side, PSI works with the commercial sector to increase the availability of these products and services at prices which are affordable to at-risk populations. With a bottom-line orientation that is rare among non-profits, PSI social markets products and services for family planning, maternal and child health, and the prevention of AIDS, malaria and other diseases. For more information, please visit: www.psi.org.
PSI seeks entrepreneurial, dynamic candidates with an interest in private sector approaches to development for the position of Country Representative, Eastern Caribbean. PSI implements an innovative, regional HIV-AIDS prevention program with multi-donor support. PSI utilizes the Total Market Approach to expand access to the region’s condom market and promotes their use through regional mass media campaigns and targeted behavior change communication activities. PSI does not distribute any branded products through this program. The platform requires skilled management of host government and donor relations. The Country Representative will be responsible for managing and growing PSI Caribbean’s current donor portfolio. This position is based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and reports to the Regional Director for LAC.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Country Representative will be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of PSI’s activities in the English-speaking Caribbean. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Manage a highly skilled and experienced team to:
o Implement the Total Market Approach to increase access to condoms;
o Develop targeted Behavior Change Communications approaches for HIV/AIDS prevention to high risk groups including youth;
o Develop Regional mass media communications campaigns;
• Utilize research and evidence-based decision-making to develop innovative approaches (a pilot initiative to address concurrency is currently underway);
• Manage external relations with donors, governments, international and local NGOs, and commercial entities. Fundraising beyond traditional donors highly desired;
• Design and monitor annual work plans and program budgets;
• Financial and other reporting as required by donors and PSI/Washington; and
• Overall institutional development and capacity building of local staff.
• Significant personnel and financial management experience;
• Must be a team player;
• Experience negotiating and maintaining strong relations with host governments;
• Knowledge of best practices in Behavior Change Communications and demonstrated success in this area;
• Demonstrated interest in innovative approaches;
• Ability to manage regional, multi-country initiative;
• At least four years work experience in a developing country;
• Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience;
• Knowledge of international development and health issues;
• Familiarity with KfW, Global Fund and USAID; and
• Fluent English; Proficient Spanish preferred.
The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have excellent communication, diplomatic, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated host government and Behavior Change Communications experience.
APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org. No calls or emails, please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability
Location: Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Last Date: July 26, 2008
Position: Field Coordinator
Location: Banda Aceh, Indonesia
The Field Coordinator-Banda Aceh will be responsible for managing and overseeing all programmatic and operational issues within UMCOR’s Banda Aceh Field Office. The Field Coordinator will ensure the overall
implementation of quality programs in Banda Aceh and surrounding areas as well as the adherence of all Banda Aceh Field Office staff to UMCOR Indonesia financial, logistics and HR/Administration policies and procedures. UMCOR has been in Aceh since April 2005 implementing programs in Housing & Infrastructure Reconstruction,
Income Generation, Water & Sanitation and Health & Hygiene Promotion.
The Field Coordinator-Banda Aceh for UMCOR Indonesia reports to the Head of Mission for Indonesia. This is a one-year post with an expected start date of October 1, 2008.
Responsibilities of the Field Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee the implementation of UMCOR programs in Banda Aceh, in accordance with objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals.
• Liaise with local government authorities and other NGOs.
• Supervise and provide on-going support to national staff based in Banda Aceh. Evaluate staff capacity and make recommendations to the Head of Mission on extensions, promotions and disciplinary matters.
• Work with various operational and programmatic staff to ensure the field office receives the appropriate level of technical, financial, managerial and administrative support to carry out activities.
• Ensure UMCOR Indonesia finance, logistics and HR/administration policies and procedures are adhered to by all UMCOR Banda Aceh staff.
• Responsible for timely submission of all project implementation reports to relevant staff at UMCOR Indonesia HQ in Medan.
• Developing new project ideas and assist Program Coordinator and Report Officer in preparing new project proposals to be submitted to donors.
• Assist in the monitoring of expenditures, budgets, and expense tracking of activities in coordination with the Finance Manager, Finance Controller, and other relevant staff.
• Responsible for the day-to-day security and welfare of all UMCOR international and national staff in Banda Aceh.
• Provide regular feedback on programmatic and operational issues to the Head of Mission, and other relevant staff.
• Coordinate with UMCOR Medan based staff on Logistical, Procurement, Human Resources and Travel updates for Banda Aceh field location.
• Remain flexible to perform other duties, as required.
• University Degree in related field and at least 7 years of related experience in programme or operations management.
• Strong experience with housing, water and other infrastructure reconstruction, income generation and community development programs.
• Positive and flexible attitude and willingness to work closely with all project stakeholders to achieve desired results.
• Knowledge of international development with international work experience in developing counties.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia a plus.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES:
• Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of responsibilities: programs, logistics, finance and operations.
• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and possess strong communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Outlook Express.
• Prior experience in Southeast Asia desirable.
• Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, and flexibility.
Submit your cover letter (notes) and resume through our website at http://jobsumcor.
icims.com/umcor_jobs/jobs/candidate/login.jsp?jobid=1200 or fax to UMCOR’s Headquarters in New York at
+1-212-870-3508. No telephone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thanks for your interest in UMCOR. Responses received by July 15, 2008 will be given first review.
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2008
Sub National Strategy - Taxation & Revenue Adviser
Coffey International Development
Location: Buka, Bougainville
Last Date: July 7, 2008
Sub National Strategy - Taxation & Revenue Adviser (ref: COFF-059)
• Provide specialist advice, guidance and support to establish and maintain the Bougainville Revenue Office, including the development of strategies to achieve fiscal self-reliance through appropriate revenue-raising activities.
24 month contracts with possible extension
Based in Buka, Bougainville
The Sub National Strategy (SNS) is a partnership between the Government of Australia and Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for improved service delivery for the men, women and children of Papua New Guinea. This new AusAID funded program is Australia’s mechanism to support initiatives of the Government of PNG that aim to improve public administration within the sub-national levels of government.
As part of the SNS, AusAID has provided funding to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) through the Governance Implementation Fund (GIF). This fund is a multi-donor mechanism to help in implementing autonomy, improving good governance and implementing public sector reform in Bougainville. Additionally, AusAID are providing technical advisory support to ABG to support the development of capacity to create and maintain an effective government.
A Taxation & Revenue Adviser is being sought to work with the ABG to support:
•Implementation of the peace agreement
•Local budget and planning systems with the aim of improving public expenditure management and thus enhancing development outcomes
•Promote good governance and accountability
•Improve coordination of donor assistance
This key role will be responsible for providing advice and support to the ABG, strengthening and developing local capacity.
To be considered for this role, applicants will need to demonstrate a high level of technical competency and experience. All applicants will need to have experience in developing the skills and building the capacity of others.
Detailed background information plus ESSENTIAL application procedures for these positions are available on our website at www.careers.coffey.com or from Dianne Hosea on email: email@example.com quoting the relevant reference number. Applicants are encouraged to submit an on-line application through the above website.
Applications close 5.00pm (ACT) Monday 7 July 2008
Mid Term Evaluator
Last Date: July 15 , 2008
For the EU funded Puntland Oasis Development project, a mid term evalution specialist is required for a short-term mission including meetings in Nairobi and field work in Puntland with CEFA support.
Due to present political situation only high qualified Somali nationals are invited to apply.
Candidates must be familiar with project evaluation and rural development and have good knowledge of EU Project Cycle Management
Terms of reference available
Please send your CV in EU format
London Mining Network
Location: London, UK
Last Date: July 6, 2008
London Mining Network Coordinator
London Mining Network(LMN) is an alliance of Human Rights, Development and Environment groups, which campaigns to hold London based mining companies to account for their involvement in destructive operations around the world. LMN was formally organised in 2006.
LMN seeks a part time consultant to take our campaigns to the next level through coordinating the activities of members and help develop the organisation, improve its effectiveness and increase public awareness of the concerns of mines affected communities and the LMN.
The contract will begin with a three month trial followed by review. It is initially for a one year fixed period at the equivalent of 2 days per week. The contract may be extended or expanded depending on funding.
We are looking for a highly efficient organiser with the skills to communicate effectively within a broad coalition and beyond. The drive and commitment to work, with limited resources, on complex issues to support mining affected communities around the world is essential.
Applications should be by submission of CV and a letter. (Covering Letter and CV should not exceed 4 sides of A4 each. The application should, as a minimum, address the applicantâ€™s, experience, skills and aptitude in relation to each of the elements of the Job Description and Personal skills and experience requirements.)
LMN welcomes all applications irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
Applications, preferably in electronic format, should be submitted to LMN care of by 6 July 2008 latest.
Applications may also be posted to LMN c/o 72 Chute House, Stockwell Park, London SW9 0HG
More information and a detailed job description are available from LMN by email firstname.lastname@example.org (Background materials on our concerns can also be found on the www.minesandcommunities.org website)
Interviews in the week of 21st July
Donor Partnerships Officer
Location: London, UK
Last Date: July 6, 2008
Position: Donor Partnerships Officer
Department: Donor Partnerships (part of Marketing & Communications)
Responsible to: Donor Partnerships Manager
Works with: Marketing & Communications, Health and Policy, Programmes and Finance Dept.’s and Field representatives
Salary: £23,500 – £26,500 per annum
Merlin is the only specialist UK charity which responds worldwide with vital health care and medical relief for vulnerable people caught up in natural disasters, conflict, disease and health system collapse. Each year, Merlin helps more than 15 million people in up to 20 countries.
The Marketing and Communications department was created in 2005 as a result of a strategic decision by Merlin to expand and develop its marketing and communication activities in order to significantly increase the amount of voluntary income raised by the charity. The department has three distinct areas:
• Individual Giving – responsible for raising money from donors up to a single gift of £5,000. Activities mainly split into developing and upgrading existing donors on database and acquiring new donors through a variety of techniques and mechanisms
• Donor Partnerships – responsible for raising money from wealthy individuals (£5,000 and above) and via partnerships with private trusts/foundations and companies
• Communications – responsible for raising profile and reputation of Merlin amongst UK public in the media and the brand management of the organisation in all public fora
Main purpose of the role
To raise income from private donors, with a focus on potential major donors, and also with some trusts, foundations and corporate when appropriate, giving gifts of at least £5 000 and key working long term relationships worth up to £1million plus.
Overall Objectives (scope)
To generate funding for Merlin in line with agreed budgets; emphasising core income when appropriate.
1. To cultivate and manage (as the key worker) relationships with private donors with the potential of giving one off gifts of £5000 to over £500 000, to generate both unrestricted and restricted funds.
2. To identify and research potential new, private donors and create and develop relationships with them in order to secure new sources of unrestricted and restricted funding.
3. To contribute to Merlin’s Marketing and Communications strategy.
1. To generate funding for Merlin, emphasising core funds and contribute to Donor Partnerships Annual Plan
• to be responsible and work independently to research, acquire and cultivate relationships with new and potential donors in the private sector, with the aim of helping achieving the income targets, specifically the major donor income target, as outlined in the Donor Partnerships Annual Plan
• create and develop concept ideas and fundraising proposals for private donors and being responsive to their requirements
• co-ordinate and liaise with other team members on relationship building and cultivation events, such as breakfast and lunch briefings, private dinners and presentations, as and when appropriate
• be responsible for the day to day running of Merlin’s major donor programme
• maintain accurate and up to date records (on Raiser’s Edge and hard copy files) of all activities and donor contact
• represent the Donor Partnership team in internal meetings when required
• work with consultant/s and external contacts to progress the major donor strategy
• represent Merlin at external donor meetings when required
• provide support to other areas of Donor Partnership activity as directed by the Donor Partnerships Manager
2. To cultivate and manage (as the key worker) relationships with private donors with the potential of giving one off minimum gifts of £5000 to £500 000, to generate both restricted and unrestricted funds
• cultivate and manage relationships with key contacts of existing potential major donors through all appropriate communication channels and face to face meetings
• to undertake appropriate and specific research relating to existing potential major donors
• to work closely with other Merlin departments and country offices to identify and develop funding proposals, budgets, reports, etc.
3. To identify potential new major donors (via individual contact, trusts and foundations or corporates) and create and develop relationships with them in order to secure new sources of unrestricted and restricted funding
• to undertake appropriate and specific research relating to potential new private donors
• to develop and cultivate new relationships where appropriate with private donors, including meetings, briefings, presentations and other ad hoc communications
• to liaise with Merlin Ambassadors to identify and cultivate potential new leads and networks for funding opportunities
• to keep up to date with important developments in the third sector through various media such as the internet and sector publications
4. To contribute to Merlin’s Marketing and Communications strategy
• offer financial data on income and information on activities and outcomes for continued evaluation of the effectiveness of Donor Partnership strategy
• contribute to the work of Merlin’s communications team, and the writing and production of relevant marketing / fundraising / communication materials where appropriate, as requested by Donor Partnerships Manager
Undertake all other reasonable tasks appropriate to the role and as required by the Director of Marketing and Communications
Dimensions and Limits of Authority
• Asking for funding independently and at face to face meetings with one or more people in attendance, for one-off or multi-year gifts of up to £500,000 + per year
• Key work relationships – which includes working through a process of identifying, researching, cultivating, involving and asking for funds - with private donors which give, or have the potential to give, unrestricted and restricted funds to Merlin
• Key work relevant external contacts – which includes working through a process of identifying, researching, cultivating and involving - in relation to research and a broader knowledge of networks for potential private donors
• In discussion with Donor Partnerships Manager and / or Senior Officer, to prioritise those projects requiring funding, in order to achieve the most effective outcome for Merlin
• Spokesperson for Merlin with responsibility for communicating Merlin’s vision, aims and needs, when discussing and meeting with external contacts in connection with private donors
Qualifications, experience and competences
• Successful experience of working in an environment which required skills in negotiation and marketing and or fundraising, and a high level of direct donor/client communication
• Good ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement relevant strategies
• Good ability to work independently to develop and implement relevant strategies
• Successful demonstrable record of securing new donors/clients and donations/work
• Successful experience in securing gifts or new work of between £5000 - £500,000+ and achieving a minimum return on investment of 1.4
• Good demonstrable ability to create budgets for specific proposals
• Successful experience of writing effective proposals, executive summaries, reports and updates for cultivation and fundraising purposes
• Excellent relationship management skills with demonstrable experience of establishing and building strong and effective relationships at a senior level with donors and potential supporters and of managing successful relationships with staff at all levels including Trustees, Patrons and representatives overseas
• Ability to lead face to face meetings and the confidence to ask for funding using effective and appropriate language
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand complex information and convey it concisely, persuasively, and confidently to varied audiences
• Experience of managing a wide and varied workload, prioritising, decision making and delegating effectively, and ensuring the achievement of targets within a fast paced and changing environment with tight deadlines
• Excellent written and spoken English,
• Confident and proficient user of MS Office
• Ability to attend events and meetings at weekends and outside of working hours
• An understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Merlin
Qualifications, experience and competences
• Practical experience of the issues and challenges of working in a not-for-profit sector
• Interest and understanding of the key international and national current affairs and political issues that effect humanitarianism, aid and development work
• Experience of using Raisers Edge or similar fundraising database
If you want to apply for the position, download an application form from our website www.merlin.org.uk and send it to email@example.com.
Closing Date: Sunday 6th July 2008
Interviews: 10th/11th July 2008
Location: London, UK
Last Date: July 3, 2008
JOB SPECIFICATION AND APPLICATION DETAILS
Who are we?
AccountAbility is an innovative and friendly organisation working in an exciting, continually evolving environment. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting accountability for sustainable development through a mixture of research and services, advocacy, standards and training. Uniquely placed as the leading advocate of accountability solutions for business, civil society and the public sector, we partner some of the most extraordinary people and organisations, such as the World Economic Forum, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Brazil’s Instituto Ethos, the World Bank, and our many members. We have over 200 members (both organisations and individuals) in 20 countries across 5 continents.
This opportunity is to join the Programmes Team, a small team of six covering research, policy and advisory work on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. This team is responsible for delivering the annual Accountability Rating (www.accountabilityrating.com) which assesses how the world’s 100 largest companies do business, and the State of Responsible Competitiveness programme. Our ongoing projects include ‘National Competitiveness in a Low-Carbon Future’ with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Saudi Arabian Responsible Competitiveness Index.
The Programmes Team is a dynamic and busy environment. It provides access to high-level networks, ongoing learning opportunities and real insights into activities of business, civil society and governments. The right candidate can grow in this role to help shape the public debate and quickly develop expertise in corporate responsibility and sustainability.
Visit our website to learn more about our work, the AccountAbility team and where we are located.
Who are we looking for?
You will be an enthusiastic, driven individual who is engaged and wants to be part of a growing team working towards fulfilling our mission. You will work in our programmes team and report to our Head of Programmes, in developing and driving our research agenda, identifying areas of emerging international interest and developing knowledge sharing and advocacy processes that ensure that our ideas are taken up internationally.
You will have a proven track record in supporting and developing research and/or advocacy processes on economic, trade or policy issues within the context of corporate social accountability and/or sustainable development.
You may have a background in Social Sciences or Economics, preferably to post-graduate level, and an interest in promoting understanding and debate on the relationship between corporate accountability and the markets in which companies operate, as well as the overarching policy frameworks that shape those markets. An exceptional candidate from another discipline would also be considered.
You will also have an appetite to develop the appropriate skill level in research methodologies and project management (including resource planning and financial management of projects). Due to the quantitative basis of some of our research, numeracy is essential, as is command of Microsoft Excel. Due to the nature of the work, effective communication and negotiating/facilitating skills and a high standard in oral and written English are essential.
What does the role involve?
Your role will include – but is not limited to – the following:
• Assisting the Head of Programmes with the identification of research and funding opportunities for projects.
• Providing input to the strategic and intellectual design of research projects including identification of project partners.
Programme Management, Implementation and Outreach
• Assisting the Head of Programmes in the development of detailed project plans including resource plans and budgets.
• Supporting consultation efforts / manage and support convening and peer review processes associated with projects.
• Drafting of project outputs to an excellent level of quality and helping project teams in positioning, drafting and editing outputs.
• Liaise with clients and funders, providing timely reporting on project progress.
• Contributing to the development and implementation of appropriate communications and outreach plans to ensure high levels of awareness, buy-in and implementation of project outputs internally and externally.
• Liaison with internal AccountAbility teams to identify synergies with our Standards and Membership functions.
Conditions of Employment
(a) The position is available immediately, is permanent and full-time, and will be based in London, UK. The successful applicant will be expected to live within commuting distance from AccountAbility’s offices in London
(b) AccountAbility is a flexible employer and offers flexible working options as appropriate.
(c) Remuneration will be competitive and consistent with a small, dynamic organisation in this field. Salary ranging from £26,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent on experience.
How do I apply?
- If you would like additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Erika Collinson on +44 (0) 20 7549 0400.
- To apply for this position, please send a ‘letter of application’ to Erika Collinson, HR & Administration Advisor, complete with a full C.V. You should clearly indicate when you would be able to take up the post and your salary expectations for this role. Applications will be accepted in electronic form, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 3rd July 2008.
Programme Management Specialist
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Last Date: June 27, 2008
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST,
UN SUB OFFICE, ZANZIBAR
Terms of Reference
The Government of Zanzibar launched its MDG based Strategy for Growth and the Reduction of Poverty, known as MKUZA in Swahili, in March 2007. Three complementary documents were also launched including the Growth Strategy that provides guidance for the implementation of the Broad based Growth as well as the MKUZA Monitoring Master Plan and Communication Strategy. The Monitoring Master Plan includes a revised Monitoring Framework that is more inclusive and links reporting to key budget and decision making processes and promotes evidence-based dialogue. The Communication Strategy provides clear guidance on managing the flow of information to a range of stakeholders and includes a feedback mechanism. As such, 2008 - 2010 is crucial period for strengthening key structures and systems to ensure that MKUZA is effectively implemented and monitored.
The UN System in Zanzibar supports development efforts through the UNDAF, which is anchored to the three clusters of the MKUZA, and has mainstreamed six cross-cutting themes: gender, youth, children, HIV/AIDS, employment, and the environment. The UNDAF Results Matrix provides details of the UNDAF outcomes that will contribute to MKUZA cluster goals.
In addition, the UN in Tanzania has embarked on a major reform in order to enhance coherence and effectiveness of development assistance in the context of the wider UN reform and in keeping with the principles of the JAST in support of national ownership and government leadership. Building on the comparative advantages of the UN, the UNDAF, Country Programming instruments, the UN has selected the following priority areas for Joint Program initiatives:
- HIV and AIDS
- Human Security and disaster preparedness
- Capacity development for national planning, coordination and monitoring
- Wealth creation and economic empowerment Support to Zanzibar
- Maternal Mortality reduction
The One UN transition Program (2007 – 2008) will focus on delivering key results in selected strategic areas over a period of two years as a means of testing innovative mechanisms for collective planning, implementation, management for results, monitoring and evaluation. The achievement of results from the implementation of this Programme will be complemented by agency-specific initiatives that together contribute to the achievement of UNDAF outcomes.
The UNDP CO response is guided by Capacity Development Approach and configured around key programme pillars in which national priorities for advancing the MDGs are embedded. Three main pillars support the country programme (CPD/CPAP) and contribute to the achievement of the UNDAF outcomes and ultimately to the goals of MKUZA.
The first pillar is enhancing pro-poor policy development and wealth creation. The emphasis is to support national efforts at accelerated poverty reduction by building national capacity for pro-poor policy formulation and policy implementation, as well as enhance wealth creation, which in itself is key to poverty reduction. The second pillar focuses on supporting democratic governance and development management. Within this, key focus will be promoting greater accountability through effective reduction in corruption, enhancing public access to information, and deepening democracy by addressing institutional inefficiencies and enhancing operational capacities of governance systems and processes. The third and final pillar is to support Government and non-state actors in scaling up mainstreaming of the crosscutting issues of environment and energy, gender and HIV and AIDS.
Similarly, UNDP CO is working closely in collaboration with other UN agencies to develop and implement the UN joint programmes as one of the pilot countries for ONE UN REFORM. The UNDP CO is the Admin Agency for the ONE programme. It is also the Managing Agency for three joint programmes including UN Joint Capacity Building Programme for Zanzibar.
In Zanzibar, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs is responsible for coordinating the implementation of MKUZA, the preparation of strategic plans and budgets and reporting. Through the MKUZA Coordination Office, the Ministry supports the implementation of the Monitoring Master plan and the activities of its Working Groups including Research and Analysis, Surveys and Census, Communications and PER. The Ministry also serves as the focal point for Budget and MTEF development and the review of Sector polices and strategies in line with MKUZA.
Recent reviews of the Monitoring system and the achievements of MKUZA reveal weaknesses in the human capacity and systems for monitoring and communication. The revised Monitoring Master Plan and Communication Strategy have sought to address these issues, however there is still a need for comprehensive support to human capacity development in support of their implementation.
The Programme Management Specialist will be responsible for the following broad areas of support:
1. Ensures provision of top quality policy advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and the provision of technical assistance to key national processes of planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting.
2. Provides strategic support to the implementation of the UN joint programme in Zanzibar and other areas of UNDP support including good governance, environment and energy, Aid management/coordination, etc.
3. Leads and provides administrative/management and operational services for the Sub-Office, including coordination with other UN agencies.
4. Maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization in cooperation with other UN agencies.
The key results have an impact on the overall success of the Zanzibar programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD and MKUZA goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Specific tasks and responsibilities
1. Ensures provision of top quality policy advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management through key national processes of planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting.
- Undertake a thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation/revision of UN/UNDP support documents.
- Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues, synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals.
- Promotes evidence based policy dialogue around issues related to MKUZA monitoring by facilitating meetings between stakeholders (sectors, sub-national, CSOs, development partners) to inform revisions in sector polices.
- Facilitates the production of quality reports from the Monitoring system to demonstrate development results.
- Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
2. Provides strategic support to the implementation of the UN joint programme in Zanzibar and other areas of UNDP support including good governance, environment and energy, etc.
- Effective application of RBM tools, establishment and monitoring achievement of results.
- Coordination of UN joint programme implementation with the participating and implementation agencies.
- Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
- Provide strategic oversight and guidance as well as facilitate implementation of programmes relating to good governance, energy and environment, community development etc.
- Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
- Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
3. Leads and provides administrative/management and operational services for the Sub-Office, including coordination of other UN agencies.
- Manages the Zanzibar programme including continued monitoring of implementation.
- Leads and manages the staff in UNDP Sub-Office Zanzibar.
- Adheres to CO business processes and internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management control of the workflows in the Programme Unit/Zanzibar.
- Tracks use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
- Ensures proper management and use of assets at the Sub-Office.
- Coordination of UN activities including the One UN Reform Pilot Initiative particularly the One UN Common Premises
4. Maintains strategic partnerships and support the resource mobilization in cooperation with other UN agencies.
- Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
- Resource mobilization for UN and UNDP strategic support to Zanzibar.
- Regular progress reports on the implementation of UN joint programme and other areas of UNDP support.
- Further integration of MDGs in the national policy frameworks is facilitated.
- Poverty and Human Development Report, MDG progress reports, etc.
- A capacity needs assessment report(s) and capacity development strategies.
- MKUZA programme report, etc.
The support of the Programme Manager will be required from 1st July 2008 until December 2010. However, the contractual arrangement will be on annual basis with possibility of renewal depending on performance criteria and funds availability.
Under the guidance of the DRR/DCD - Programme, the Programme Manager acts as a manager of and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of CO programme in Zanzibar. The Programme Manager will be based in Zanzibar UNDP Sub-Office.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
- Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
- Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.
- High intellectual capacity to understand and interpret national development issues
- Promotes knowledge management in UN/UNDP through leadership and personal example.
Management and Leadership
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Ability to lead, build and work in a team
- Capacity to work under pressure
- Ability to analyze and understand complex political issues and environment and provide options or advice to senior management
- Demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Development Studies, International Development and related field. At least seven years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing policy and programme/project advisory services, hands-on experience in policy and programme design, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions and results. Proven ability to establish inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages - good ICT skills.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Kiswahili (added advantage)
Duty Station: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Level: A.4 (International ALD).
Closing date of submission of applications: 27 June 2008
Please send your CV to: email@example.com
Program Officer - Children in Emergencies
Location: Toronto, Canada
Last Date: June 27, 2008
Position Title: Program Officer-Children in Emergencies
Reports To: Program Manager, Children in Emergencies
Prepared: June 2008
Plan Canada International Inc. (Plan Canada) is a member of Plan, a humanitarian development organization that works with over 1.3 million children, their families and communities in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. With over 65 years of experience in development and through a network of 63 countries, Plan practices a child-centered approach to development, addressing issues that prevent children from reaching their full potential. Plan Canada has been receiving CIDA funds for the last three decades. This includes funding from Partnership, Multilateral and Bilateral mechanisms. Plan has a strong International Program Department in Toronto, which includes experts in Health, Education, Child Protection and Humanitarian Assistance.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Officer-Children in Emergencies will develop and manage a part of Plan Canada’s humanitarian program with a special focus on Sudan. The incumbent will contribute 30% of his/her time towards new program development. The position is based in Toronto with at least 40% of time to be spent overseas.
• Provide distance supervision and monitoring of the humanitarian work and programs in Sudan and other Plan Country Offices and ensure that the strategic goals of the organization are achieved.
• Provide direct support to and/or facilitate the response of Plan country offices during emergency relief operations undertaken by Plan Canada and the country office.
• Ensure Plan Canada’s emergency activities are carried out in accordance with Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
• Ensure quality, timely reporting to donors, while nurturing positive relationships with CIDA, WFP and other relevant donors; help to organize periodic evaluations of projects.
• Review relevant budgets, oversees budget expenditures, and helps prepare financial reports to donors.
• Stay abreast of child rights issues, policies, research and best practices with particular attention to issues pertaining to food aid and children in emergencies; help to ensure that innovative, sustainable and effective approaches and methodologies are pursued in Plan’s humanitarian programs.
• Contribute to the growth of Plan Canada’s programming as per its business plan; prepare and negotiate project proposals and identifies potential funding opportunities.
• Collaborate with others on both departmentally and cross-departmentally in joint initiatives to identify and develop new projects and programs.
• Help formulate, review and revise country/regional plans, as well as organizational/programmatic strategies and plans.
• Represent Plan Canada at relevant alliance, networks, coalitions, conferences and workshops.
• Demonstrated interest in disaster management issues and emergency response operations on the ground
• Proven skills in building good working relationships with field offices on emergency response activities and grants management
• Proven skills in proposal writing for innovative and rights based programming
• Familiar with funders’ requirements during relief operations, including CIDA’s results based management approaches
• Extensive working knowledge of UN/INGO requirements and formats regarding disaster management and field operations
• Self-driven, organized and results-oriented
• Demonstrated critical information gathering, assessment and presentation skills
• Ability to adapt and be flexible in a changing environment
• Minimum 3 years humanitarian program management experience in a country with complex emergency
• University degree in relevant discipline
• Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with donors and other partner organizations
• Solid knowledge of the development issues in Africa
• Excellent financial management skills with demonstrated success producing timely financial reports
• Demonstrated ability to review, synthesize information and produce appropriate reports
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and internet use
• Advanced oral and written skills in English required
• Bilingualism in French and/or Spanish required
Please note: consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.
To apply for this role please forward, by June 27, 2008 an outline of your skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please reference Program Officer-Children in Emergencies in the subject line.
Plan Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Last Date: June 30, 2008
Job Title: Communications Officer
CLEPA is looking for a dynamic, motivated and innovative individual with strong editing skills to fill the full-time position of Communications Officer.
The candidate will:
* be responsible for the internal communication of the CLEPA with its members;
* be responsible of developing and implementing relevant communication tools (website, newsletters, press releases, brochures);
* ensure a close and effective relationship with the media at European level;
* advise in the organisation of seminars, workshops etc.
* university degree and proven experience in communications;
* a perfect command of spoken and written English (native speaker or equivalent), excellent French;
* knowledge of additional languages is a strong asset
* experience in writing and editing texts
* excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, Typo 3, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
* very good sense of organisation and strong networking skills.
Applicants should send their CV and cover letter by 30 June 2008 to:
Amalia Di Stefano
Blvd Brand Whitlock 87
Policy Expert and Statistics Expert
Last Date: June 30, 2008
Study on Child Poverty and Disparities: Maldives Country Study (Call for Proposals)
NOTE: re-advertisement as of 01/05/08. If you applied for the first round, do not reapply, your application will be considered for the second round.
International Call for Proposals for
One Policy Expert on child poverty and one Statistics Expert
(ideally with Maldives experience)
proposing to apply and work as a team to be based in Maldives
Institutional applications are also welcome
for conducting the
UNICEF STUDY ON CHILD POVERTY AND DISPARITIES: MALDIVES COUNTRY STUDY
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2008
As part of the Global UNICEF Child Poverty and Disparities Initiative, UNICEF Maldives will be conducting a Maldives Child Poverty and Disparities Study. For this purpose, the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) and Maldives Country Office (MCO) are looking for an experienced 1) statistics expert and 2) policy expert proposing to apply and work as a team. Institutional applications are also welcome.
The purpose of the Maldives Child Poverty and Disparities Study is to strengthen the profile of child rights at the national policy level. In particular, the study aims to influence economic and social policies that affect resource allocations, and to make children a priority in national programmes addressing: 1) the poverty of families raising children, and 2) the health, education and protection needs of children living in poor, vulnerable households, unsafe circumstances, and/or disadvantaged communities. Ultimately, the study should generate evidence, insights and networks that can be used to leverage the National Development Plan, and to inspire and feed into poverty reduction or sector-wide strategies, common country assessments and other development instruments. In this way the study should help to bring a child's face to progress toward the MDGs in places where progress is needed the most. The country child poverty and disparities report will be strategically launched and directed at key decision makers, with findings also presented at policy conferences etc.
UNICEF Maldives Country Office is one of the almost 50 UNICEF Country Offices participating in the Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities. The Global Study is the outcome of UNICEF's global commitment to place children at the heart of the poverty reduction agenda, and to identify programme and policy responses best suited to achieving children's rights and ending child poverty, and thus contributing to achieving the MDGs.
With the deadline for reaching the MDGs by 2015 fast approaching, UNICEF has taken on an enhanced organizational commitment to leveraging evidence, analysis, policy and partnerships to promote gender equality and deliver results for all children. The Global Study proposes a comprehensive approach that focuses on poverty through an increasingly specific analytical lens.
First, the Global Study looks at gaps and opportunities in national poverty reduction strategies, including the demographic and economic context, employment, public and private social expenditures, fiscal space and foreign aid. Second, the Study focuses on the poverty and economic disadvantage faced by families with children. Finally, the Study looks in detail at how public policies could more effectively reduce child deprivations by providing better services and protection for all children and for all families caring for children, including measures that promote gender equality.
Scope and focus
The Maldives Child Poverty and Disparities Study will look at contextual data and information that impacts children's poverty and disparities, while also considering more specific indicators on family support and child protection. It adopts a child poverty concept that builds on existing definitions and measures of poverty, and considers:
- both income and non-income factors of the caretakers or the household, and how these determine whether or not a child enjoys her/his right to survive, grow and develop;
- how resource scarcity and deprivations directly impact children, as well as how they are more broadly experienced differently according to gender, age and social status at the family, household or country level;
- childhood as a space that is separate from adulthood (life cycle approach);
- that children who are deprived of a safe and caring environment are also more likely to experience other deprivations.
Methodology and sources of information
The proposed methodology for the Maldives Child Poverty and Disparities Study is expected to generate evidence-based policy analysis with a view to identifying linkages between economic and social policy and child outcomes.
The statistics expert will work with the Statistical Template of child outcome tables - produced by UNICEF Headquarters in collaboration with International Partner Institutes - and relevant contextual information from Maldives using data from the 2001 multiple indicator cluster survey (MICS), 2004 Vulnerability and Poverty Assessment and other relevant national surveys. The statistics expert should be able to proposes additional tables or indicators where required to reflect the Maldives national context. The statistics expert is expected to assist with:
- making data sets available in a timely fashion for submission to the UNICEF Regional and Global Child Poverty and Disparities Teams and International Partner Institutes for use for the Global and Regional Databases and Studies
- selecting country-specifications (e.g. number and name of relevant sub-national regions - atolls etc. - and relevant indicators etc.)
- identifying and carrying out all required correlations and regression analyses
The policy expert (on children poverty) will work with the Policy Template - produced by UNICEF Headquarters in collaboration with International Partner Institutes - designed to assess existing national efforts aimed at reducing child poverty and disparities. This should draw on Maldives national legislation and policy documents, including poverty reduction strategies, budget documents, reports to UN treaty bodies especially the CRC committee, etc. The expert would add additional tables as needed in order to accurately capture the situation of girls and boys in Maldives.
The policy analysis could draw on qualitative studies, opinion polls, and other participatory elements including consultations with children, parents and other stakeholders on what constitutes child poverty and disparities in Maldives and what is needed to end it.
Roles of UNICEF and international partner institute
The study is led by jointly by the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and the UNICEF Maldives Country Office, who would oversee the work and also maintain close communication with UNICEF Headquarters as well as with International Partner Institutions which are expected to have a supportive role. UNICEF Headquarters has made preliminary arrangements with three UK-based academic partner institutions who have contributed to the Guide for the Global Study. These institutions would provide advice while the experts carry out the data collection, entering and analyzing the data, and writing up the analysis.
Duties of the statistics / policy experts or institute(s)
- Read and discuss the Study Guide and these TOR to have comprehensive understanding of what the study entails and of the roles and responsibilities of the experts (statistics and policy experts)
- Together with UNICEF ROSA, UNICEF Maldives and Government counterparts, agree on a plan for carrying out the Study and producing the Country Report that is appropriate to the Maldivian context and in line with the suggested outlines presented in the global Study Guide (this is necessary in order to facilitate cross-country comparison of analyses inter alia).
Additionally agree on a more detailed work schedule for the Study and assign clear responsibility for reporting to UNICEF and steering committees if they are established, and delivering interim and final products. (statistics and policy experts)
- Together with UNICEF Maldives, establish a multi-sectoral steering committee within Government agencies and other UN to explain the purpose of the study, establish stakeholder ownership of the report findings, and facilitate cross-sectoral coordination and guidance and policy discourse. (statistics and policy experts)
- Assess what modifications of the provided tables are necessary, what additional data sources could be used to complete the analysis, what data is available in the country, and what partners should be involved in the analysis and follow-up. (statistics and policy experts)
- Based on existing participatory data available, make a decision about whether or not to include a qualitative survey of children/youth, care givers and service provider to integrate their participation and capture their opinions and ideas in the Study (following Article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.) (statistics and policy experts)
- Make decisions about the open-ended elements of the Statistical Template, such as what sub-regional delineations, what ethnic/religious/language groupings, what age brackets, and what poverty measure will be used. Inform the International Partner Institute and UNICEF Headquarters about these decisions so that arrangements for delivering the statistical tabulations could be made accordingly. (statistics expert)
- Agree on what analyses and related statistical tables should be added by the Country Team, and what data will be used to measure supply and uptake of services. Make decisions on the need for multivariate regression analysis on causality factors. (statistics expert)
- Fill in the Policy Template, drawing on national policy documents, including poverty reduction strategies, budget documents, reports to UN treaty bodies especially the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and sector approaches, as well as input from knowledgeable stakeholders. (policy expert)
- Together with UNICEF Maldives and UNICEF Regional Office, consult on policy ideas and recommendations with key government bodies, CSOs, youth groups and others in Maldives. (policy expert)
- Collaboratively carry out the Country Analysis. As suggested in the Study Guide, this should include a critical assessment of how poverty impacts children, of what disparities in outcomes exist among different groups of children in the country and why. Confront data on child outcomes with information on laws and government policies (e.g. poverty reduction policy, resources and programmes) at national and sub-national levels, in particular as they reflect upon the Millennium Development Goals and international commitments. (statistics and policy experts)
- Identify and explore gaps and linkages, opportunities and risks to develop a comprehensive strategy that builds on existing agenda, also involving new partnerships. (statistics and policy experts)
- Report findings from the statistical and policy analyses in a single Country Report, including related policy recommendations on how policies and programmes could protect the rights and improve the well being of all children, girls and boys. (statistics and policy experts)
- Make preparations for the strategic launch, use, and follow-up of the Country Report. (statistics and policy experts)
- Ensure the participation of the Ministry of Planning and National Development and other Government and UN agencies throughout the process, as well as the transfer of skills to MPND (statistics and policy experts)
- Advanced university degree in economics, statistics or other related disciplines
- At least 8 years of experience of work in the relevant areas
- Experience with data analysis tools such as SPSS or STATA
- In-depth knowledge of substantive social, economic and poverty issues and experience with producing rigorous statistical analysis in other countries in South Asia (on Maldives - an asset)
- Relevant publications on child rights and development, child development indicators, child wellbeing indices - an asset.
- Motivation to commit significant time to the process of producing a high-quality product
- Commitment to the UN and UNICEF principles
- Willingness and availability to work in the Maldives for the duration of the study
- Advanced university degree in economics, sociology, development studies or other related social science disciplines
- At least 8 years of experience of work in the relevant areas
- In-depth knowledge of substantive social, economic and poverty issues and experience with producing rigorous policy analysis in other countries in South Asia (on Maldives - an asset)
- Relevant publications on child rights and development, child development indicators, child wellbeing indices - an asset.
- Motivation to commit significant time to the process of producing a high-quality product
- Commitment to the UN and UNICEF principles
- Willingness and availability to work in the Maldives for the duration of the study
- Finalize work plan, schedule and research design in cooperation with the UNICEF and MPND Focal Points for the Study (by July 10).
- Together with UNICEF and Government partners, establish steering committee for feedback and reporting on milestones and preliminary findings
- MPND representative to participate in the orientation meeting on child poverty and disparities and consultants to prepare a presentation on the research design for the study and some discussion of poverty and inequality trends in Maldives based on readily available research and data (UNICEF MICS 1 - 1996, MICS 2 - 2001, UNDP vulnerability and poverty assessments 1 - 1997/99 and 2 - 2004, HIES 2002/03, etc.; note that a DHS is planned for 2008) or data that would be feasible to collect and present by that time (14 July)
- Collect data and information and enter data and information into the Statistical and Policy Templates (31 July)
- Conduct statistical and policy analysis: Draft Country Analysis outline and report tables or graphs. The analysis should be prepared jointly by the statistics and policy experts (10 August)
- Consultation Mission to Maldives by UNICEF Regional Office (August 2008).
- Draft the Report: Draft the findings, core tables, annexes etc. to be included in the Country Report that follows a standard outline (as per the Study Guide). The total length is estimated at around 50 pages (31,000 words), plus tables and graphs. (by 15 August)
- Finalize and submit the Report based on inputs by UNICEF focal points and international partner institute (by 25 August)
- Plan and schedules for the Country Analysis adapted to local needs and context. (statistics and policy experts)
- The Statistical Template duly filled in (in part through collaboration with the international partner institute). (statistics expert)
- The Policy Template duly filled in. (policy expert)
- (Optional) qualitative survey plan and implementation. (policy expert)
- Draft Country Analysis outline and draft report tables or graphs, which are prepared jointly by the statistics and policy experts and in consultation with the UNICEF focal points (statistics and policy experts)
- First draft of the Country Analysis (with tables and text) ready to be presented for peer review and discussion. (statistics and policy expert)
- Final draft of the Country Report.
The proposal should include the following, at least:
- Position (s) for which you are applying
- Proposed modifications to the Study Guide methodology and templates (note that the core templates are a minimum requirement)
- A preliminary assessment of data available in Maldives (for statistics expert)
- (Optional) qualitative field work plan and implementation (for policy expert)
- A work plan with an assessment of the institutions' / expert's capacity to duly fill in the Statistical and the Policy Template and carry out the Country Analysis.
- A budget plan per unit cost.
- Curriculum vitae of the individuals/institution that will carry out the study
- List of relevant publications on child rights and well-being produced by the experts or institute
In order to participate in the bidding process, please collect from Regional Office for South Asia the Study Guide on Child Poverty and Disparities (electronically from email@example.com) and based on the methodology proposed in the Study Guide, develop and submit a Proposal (max. 10 pages) by 30 June 2008 latest to Human Resources Section ROSA (firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to Mr. Anoop Gurung email@example.com , Ms. Kesang Bajracharya (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Geeta Nambiar (email@example.com). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Location: Dili, Timor Leste
Last Date: July 19, 2008
The World Bank is seeking to recruit a Governance Specialist to support the Bank’s work on public sector, economic management and governance reforms in Timor Leste. The Governance Specialist would join a vibrant country team in Dili engaged in a broad portfolio of activities, including the World Bank’s flagship, the Planning and Finance Management Capacity Building Program. In addition, the analyst will engage in a range of policy analytic and operational assignments concerning Timor Leste’s governance reforms, including with external oversight bodies, service delivery governance and petroleum sector transparency initiatives.
Duties and Accountabilities
• Assist in developing strategies to build institutional capacity, including task management of ongoing institutional development facility grants.
• Participate in program design/appraisal and supervision missions in Dili, contribute substantively to program design and review, aide-memoire preparation, and program documentation.
• Provide substantive written and analytical contributions to the Bank's program of analytical work in the areas of governance and public sector management reform.
• Provide feedback to the World Bank country team on progress, issues and lessons in governance and public sector management.
• Master's or PhD in a relevant field (Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, International Development) preferred.
• Excellent written English, Portuguese proficiency a plus.
• Experience working in a developing country environment.
• Experience managing technical assistance programs, trust funds and grants.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates may apply on-line at http://www.worldbank.org/jobs and choose vacancy # 081276. The closing date is July 19, 2008.
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Location: Washington D.C.
Last Date: July 6, 2008
Job Title: Program Assistant
Manager Name: Richard Hosier
Appointment Type: 2 Year Coterminous Term (Local Hire)
HR Contact: Doreeen Kapakasa
Location: Washington, D.C.
*** This is a local 2 year coterminous term appointment. If selected, open-ended staff are encouraged to seek a re-entry guarantee into their releasing unit ***
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a multilateral financial mechanism created in 1991 to provide grant and concessional funds to recipient countries for projects and programs that address biodiversity loss, climate change, and degradation of international waters, land degradation, ozone depletion and persistent organic pollutants within the framework of sustainable development. Resources for the GEF Trust Fund, which finances GEF’s programs and projects, are mobilized every four years.
GEF is open to universal membership, and currently 178 countries are members. The GEF is governed by a Council comprising 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries. An Assembly of all member countries meets every four years at the ministerial level.
GEF is the designated financial mechanism for three international environmental conventions: the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. GEF is a designated financial mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
Since its inception as a pilot facility in 1991, GEF has committed $6.2 billion in grants to over 1,800 projects in more than 160 developing countries and transitional economies. Available funding for GEF activities in the period 2006 to 2010 is $3.13 billion (fourth replenishment period).
Ten agencies (the GEF agencies) are principally accountable for the execution of GEF projects: the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank (IBRD/IFC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the U.N. Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The GEF Secretariat, construed for administrative purposes as a VPU within the World Bank, has a staff complement of professional and ACS staff of approximately 50. The GEF Secretariat has recently been restructured into four teams: Climate and Chemicals, Natural Resources, External Affairs, and Corporate Operations, Policies and Financial Services. Each team is led by a team leader, who is accountable to the CEO and Chairperson.
GEF is now recruiting a Program Assistant to assist in project tracking. The incumbent will work as an integral part of the Climate and Chemicals team and will report on a day to day basis to the Team Leader for Climate and Chemicals.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Track project processing. Assist in the coordination, processing, tracking and dissemination of GEF project submissions climate change, ozone depletion, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
2. Maintain project processing database. Enter, update and retrieve GEF project data utilizing the GEF database.
3. Prepare and file project documents. File project documents, project reviews, and project correspondence, and prepare standard project-related correspondence; and undertake project document finalization, printing and distribution in consultation with
the Program Coordinator.
4. Attend team meetings, take and prepare minutes;
5. Edit and format reports and documents;
6. Handle Encorr (Internal incoming correspondence) by replying to and closing correspondence log within deadlines
7. Edit the team’s travel plan
8. Arrange meetings and teleconferences for Inter-Agency Task Forces and other meetings; handle conference logistics (e.g., consultants’ travel/payments and presentation materials);
9. provide support to GEF Council meetings and document preparation and mailing;
10. provide back-up assistance to other ACS staff as needed; assist staff working with NGOs and country relations; initiate transactions in SAP for consultant and visitor travel and for other matters as directed; and undertake other tasks as requested by the Team Leader.
11. Perform other tasks as requested.
1. Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in operational support functions and database management.
2. Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
3. Demonstrated degree of initiative and reliability, with ability to develop practical approaches to improve office effectiveness.
4. Ability to handle concurrent activities efficiently under pressure, with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.
5. Excellent secretarial and organizational skills and attention to detail.
6. Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in information technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SAP, Lotus Notes). Knowledge of PageMaker would be an advantage.
7. Flexibility and willingness to work overtime, especially during Council meetings.
8. Five years relevant experience.
Christopher F. Briggs
Team Leader Operations, Policies & Finance
Global Environment Facility,
1818 H St. NW.
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Last Date: June 30, 2008
AFGHANISTAN – Kabul – 9 months”
Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organisation has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergency situations. It has a network of eight national associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) which provide human and financial resources, manages projects and raises awareness of Handicap International’s actions and campaigns.
Job context :
Being present in Afghanistan since 1996 with a comprehensive approach to respond to the needs of persons with disability and to participate in the reconstruction of the Afghan Health System, Handicap International holds an important geographic position in Afghanistan, implementing project activities in the provinces of Kabul, Herat and Kandahar.
Job description :
Based in Kabul, with short missions in Herat and Kandahar, you’re under the responsibility of the Programme Director. You’re responsible for the capacity building of the National Finance Manager for him to take over the Coordinator position.
Specific objectives :
• Managing capacity building of the Finance Manager
• Managing human resources, recruitment of national staff and training of administrative team
• Ensuring respect of local legislation
• Managing financial resources (accounting, cash flow, financial reports, budget elaboration and monitoring). In 2008 the budget is around 3 millions USD.
• Ensuring preparation and management of contracts
• Assisting the Programme Director in financial management of projects
• Representing HI in the administration meetings
Post constraints :
Security: Afghanistan remains in a post-conflict situation. Kabul and Herat cities are currently stable but there are security constraints especially for women. Outside of Herat city, security is relatively stable compared to the rest of Afghanistan. Travel to Kandahar is especially subject to review of the security situation because it is less stable.
Housing : the person usually shares a house with the other expatriates from HI (5 currently)
Isolation : reliable Internet access and satellite TV
Profile sought :
Hands-on experience in similar positions in a humanitarian organization (2 years minimum)
Experience in training
Excellent organizational and coordination skills
Languages : English essential, French an advantage
Remuneration : Volunteer or salaried status based on experience
Length of Mission : 9 months
Start date : ASAP
Please send cover letter and resume to : Reference AdminAfghMBK
14, avenue Berthelot
69361 LYON CEDEX 07
Or by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please
Last Date: July 7, 2008
Contact: HR 29 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai)
Bangkok Business Center, Suite #2902, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
+66 (0) 2 714 8350 Email: email@example.com
ORGANIZATION /PROJECT BACKGROUND
World Concern is a faith-based, non-governmental organization headquartered in the U.S. WC has relief and development operations in 32 countries with the aim of alleviating suffering and improving quality of life for the poorest of the poor. In Myanmar, World Concern has been working to improve community health, increase access to water supply, provide micro-finance opportunities, increase awareness of HIV and AIDS and improve food security through sustainable agriculture development. In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, WC is implementing relief and response operations in the affected areas.
POSITION: Grants Manager
REPORTING TO: Asia Area Manager
SALARY : Based on Experience.
OVERALL PURPOSE : To manage the grant acquisition cycle for World Concern Asia in Bangkok, successfully cultivating and maintaining donor funding partnerships.
MAJOR OBJECTIVES: To help identify and diversify WC donor funding partnerships--including research of potential donor partners, communications and networking and successful proposal submission process.
• Design, develop and maintain grants management database and filing system for all grant agreements, modifications and financial reports.
• To help lead and coordinate program design development and needs assessments as a part of the proposal development and grants cycle.
• To lead grants management, coordinating timely submission of reports to donors and partners in accordance with the partnership agreements.
• Work closely with area and national offices staff on grant finance issues in and ensure accountability and compliance for all bilateral and multilateral grants in the area.
• Manage the proposal and budget development process for all regional and nation-wide proposals. Be the primary proposal writer.
• Review grants proposals and budgets to ensure appropriate costs are included and to determine the level of financial support and capacity needed for implementation.
• Oversee the reporting on all grants in the Area to ensure compliance with approved policies and procedures.
• Track expenses vs. budgets and advice management about possible over/under expenditure and ways of solving the problem including budget revisions and (no) cost extensions if needed.
• Prepare training and resource materials related to grant finance accountability for use by field staff.
Donor Development: Research and develop new funding relationships for WC through online searches, phone calls, e-mails and meetings.
● Needs Assessments: Coordinate needs assessments in WC target communities, as a part of the proposal development process.
● Proposal Development: Design of programs that incorporate relief and development best practices and help direct writing of program proposals and documentation.
● Grants Management: Help manage transparent donor, partner and government relations through networking, communications and writing donor reports.
● Budget Development: In cooperation with the Finance Manager and Country Manager, provide budgeting/financial reporting assistance, as needed.
● Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation in interactions with partners, co-workers and beneficiaries.
● Demonstrate the ability to work as a part of a team and to organize work and supervise others, in a timely fashion.
● Provide additional support, as requested, by the Country Manager.
Success will be demonstrated by:
● Donor Relations: Number of new funding sources identified and contacted and quality/timeliness of reports/communication to donors.
● Needs Assessments: Number and quality of needs assessments in target communities.
● Proposal Development: Number/quality/timeliness of proposals developed and demonstration of relief and development best practices in the program design.
● Budget Development: Accuracy and timeliness of assistance.
● Spiritual Impact: Level of spiritual leadership—such as servant leadership, grace and integrity—exemplified in life and work.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Minimum Skills & Education required:
● Certification/Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
● 2-5 years work experience with a relief and development organization.
● Experience in donor partner formation, development and management.
● Track record of successful funding proposal requests and formation of new donor relationships.
● Demonstrated ability in needs assessments, program design, budgeting, and reporting.
● Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team, organize work and supervise others.
● Fluency in English.
● Computer Fluency (MS Office)
● Christian faith commitment
Skills and Education Preferred (but not required):
● Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of holistic/integral development and use of logical framework analysis.
● Experience working in a conflict setting.
● Understanding of shelter, water & sanitation, livelihoods or psychosocial sectors.
● Photography and Journalistic Writing Experience.
Working Conditions: Position will include travel on sometimes difficult terrain.
● Position may require travel to conflict settings.
● Position at times requires long hours in a demanding environment.
Contact Please send a CV and Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 7th of July 2008.