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    Organization: Nobeah Foundation
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2015

    Posting Date [August 21, 2015]

    ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

    The Nobeah Foundation is the not-for-profit counterpart of Nobeah Technologies Ltd., a technology company focusing on technology with deep potential for social impact.

    Across Africa the Nobeah Foundation will raise money from both local and international donors to sponsor free or subsidized distribution of the technologies from Nobeah. Through these activities the foundation will achieve its goal of supporting game-changing innovations.

    ABOUT THE JOB

    ROLE: Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Manager-Coordinator-Intern (s) - multiple positions available at manager, coordinator, or intern levels:

    Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Manager

    Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Coordinator

    Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Intern

    LOCATION: South Africa

    COMPENSATION: This position is voluntary, but given a good mutual fit between the individual and the organization, the role may potentially transition into a paid full-time or part-time role within 3 months depending on the needs and capacity of the organization. However, please note that hiring will be prioritized based on contribution. Given the same productivity, working part-time (or fewer hours in a week) the number of months required to match the contribution of an individual working full-time (or more hours in a week) may be greater than the 3 month period worked by the full-time hire.

    Summary of Position:

    The newly formed Nobeah Foundation is seeking an Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Manager, an Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Coordinator, and an Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Intern for its South African operations.

    The Nobeah Foundation’s Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programme delivers a combination of innovative business models and technology with the intention of radically increasing viable employment opportunities for a wide sector of individuals from the informal sector to professions, from the long-term unemployed to interns and entrepreneurs. We are stepping up our efforts to implement what we believe are ground-breaking programmes, and recruiting suitable candidates for fulfil the role of Programme Manager/Coordinator/Intern.

    At the manager level this position will be responsible for establishing donor, public, and private partnerships with Nobeah’s job creation and economic development initiatives. This entails conducting outreach to both government and donor organizations to identify and negotiate new opportunities for partnership, then negotiating and monitoring contractual partnership obligations, milestones and deliverables. This position will also be responsible for guiding and implementing programme initiatives and managing the release of the Nobeah products related to these initiatives, conducting research and staying current on the job markets in various sectors to contribute an understanding of market trends to planned projects.

    Recruitment will take place in two phases. In the first phase concluding by November, the first group of candidates will be selected. In the second phase concluding December, the second group of candidates will be selected. Candidates found not eligible for the first group are welcome to reapply for the second group if any elements of your qualifications or experience have changed.

    These positions require between 5-40 hours a week at any hours and any day per week as long as the requirements for on-line meetings and other collaboration are met. The positions are flexible to accommodate up to 100% remote work. Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office are required.

    Though all work will be remote, the candidate must be located in and be eligible to work in the country. The candidate must speak at least one local language, in addition to being fluent in English both verbally and in writing. The candidate must also have a network of contacts in the country to facilitate any required work there.

    We look forward to your application. In the mean time we invite you to visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.nobeahfoundation.org

    The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to those below:

    · Assists with identifying government or donor programmes that provide funding or other incentives that could increase the impact of Nobeah’s own programmes and assist the fundraising team in pursuing grant funding.

    · Establish and maintain effective working relationships with government and donor organization officials, legislators, Nobeah Foundation staff and the general public.

    · Assists in negotiating and administering contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with national, county, community and donor organizations.

    · Monitors national and county legislation relating to economic development.

    · Identify opportunities for economic development and job creation initiatives by developing partnerships with the community and by working with existing businesses to identify ways for them to scale and create jobs through the faster hiring and more efficient management suggested by Nobeah’s advanced work management methodology.

    · Acts as liaison for technical and financial resources between public and private sectors for the purpose of building capacity and partnerships with the goals of exporting local made Nobeah products overseas.

    · Provide credible expert feedback before public bodies (city, county, legislative, etc.) on behalf of the programme on topics relating to his/her specialty or expertise. Act as a representative of the programme in stakeholder meetings, and maintain existing project stakeholders and partners. Propose strategy to achieve goals and objectives of the programme to senior management.

    · Prepare, oversee, and manage the programme budget.

    · Facilitate and monitor the outcomes of programme participants to establish sustainability and identify programme development opportunities. Assess results for continuous improvement.

    · Coordinate the delivery of all programme aspects, including overall planning, development and administration as well as develop, implement and administer program-based seminars, workshops or training sessions on Nobeah’s related programmes and conduct selected training as required.

    · Plans, coordinates and evaluates public relations activities designed to promote and create awareness of programmes.

    · Provides input where requested on development and implementation of policies enhancing economic development.

    · Provide leadership, coaching and supervision to program staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    · A Bachelor’s Degree.

    · At a manager level this position requires the following experience:

    · Economic or community development programs and experience in business development and with startup businesses.

    · Demonstrated understanding of the needs and priorities of business and industry including knowledge or experience of national and county labor markets, and the application of labor market information as well as related research and statistical techniques, with the ability to work as an effective liaison between private organizations and government.

    · Knowledge or experience of program planning and management. Demonstrated leadership and ability to develop human relations. Ability to serve as effective and collaborative team member, working independently and meeting deadlines while prioritizing and managing multiple projects concurrently and assigning work to a team.

    · Strong analytical, communication, organizational and record-keeping skills. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written processes, especially among diverse groups of people who may have varying degrees of knowledge. Speaking in public to give presentations. Experience facilitating meetings and discussions at a relatively high level.


    How to apply:

    TO APPLY:

    To apply for this position send an email to hr@nobeahfoundation.org with your resume attached and with the subject line: “Re: Application for Volunteer Agricultural and Aquacultural Innovation Programmes Manager/Coordinator/Intern-South Africa”. Please ensure your name and other contact details are both in your resume and in the email itself.


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    Organization: University of the Western Cape
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    The Statistics and Population Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Department specializes in the following two areas: Statistics and Population Studies / Demography. Joint programmes in Computation Finance are offered in conjuction with the Department of Mathematics and the School of Business and Finance. The Department offers programmes up to the level of PhD.

    Minimum criteria for appointment include: a PhD in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics, a proven expertise in complex statistical techniques with extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules (including large classes); proven experience in successfully supervising postgraduate students up to doctoral level; strong track record of research with high level of publications, fund raising, national/international collaboration; advanced knowledge and expertise in conducting data analysis in statistical packages as SAS; R; SPSS; Matlab.

    The appointee will be expected to: assist with the mentoring of younger and less experienced staff members; actively contribute to departmental management duties; contribute to the continuous development and renewal of existing programmes.

    Assumption of duties is on the 1 January 2016 or soonest thereafter. Candidates who have previously applied do not need to re-apply.

    For further information (but not applications) about this position, please contact Prof. Nancy Stiegler on

    +27 21 959-3038/9 or e-mail nstiegler@uwc.ac.za.

    Closing date for applications: 30 September 2015


    How to apply:

    To view comprehensive advertisement and the application procedure, please visit the Vacancy section on our website at www.uwc.ac.za or contact or send your application to Ms Bongiwe Mbeki via e-mail to bmbeki@uwc.ac.za or call +27 21 959 9763

    In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, applications from designated groups will be given priority consideration. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment at a lower level.


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    Organization: Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 27 Sep 2015

    Job Announcement

    DACAAR invites applications from suitable candidates for the following position:

    Job title: Head of Technical Unit and Coordination

    Nationality: Expatriate

    Department: Programme

    Duty station: Kabul with travel to DACAAR Field offices

    Contract: Fixed Term One Year (extendable)

    Closing Date: 27.09.2015

    DACAAR is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization that supports sustainable development in Afghanistan through promoting the ability of local communities to decide upon and manage their own development process. The organisation employs around 800 national and 10 expatriate staff members. Core thematic areas are: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Natural Resource Management (NRM) Small Scale Enterprise Development (SSED) and Women’s Empowerment (WE). DACAAR is also the facilitating partner for the National Solidarity Programme (NSP).

    General Responsibilities:

    The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination will be part of the Senior Management Team in DACAAR which is managing DACAAR on a day-to-day basis. The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination reports to the Head of Programme and works closely together with this position as well as the Operations Manager. The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination will lead a team of specialists of more than 20 persons in DACAAR’s Programme Department and have the overall responsibility for technical inputs for DACAAR’s thematic areas.

    The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination is broadly engaged with programme development, strategy and design. Further, the Head of Technical Unit and Coordination plays a vital coordinating role in ensuring that the Operations sub-department as well as regional offices in DACAAR provide on-time technical oversight and support to the field offices, so that projects are supported technically in accordance with donor requirements. The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination with assistance of her/his teams will also ensure that all the thematic areas are provided support to comply with the thematic areas policies and procedures.

    The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination will also contribute to proposal preparation and reporting as well as revision of thematic strategies. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, flexibility and understanding of complex organizational relations.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Senior Management Team

    · Be part of the Senior Management Team weekly meetings where the daily engagement is discussed.

    · Take part in organizational strategic discussions, including setting goals for DACAAR’s future work.

    Programme

    · Support implementation of DACAAR’s Strategic Programme Framework 2013-2016 and actively participate in developing a new framework.

    · Provide programmatic advice to the Head of Programme/Director on matters related to all thematic areas.

    · Support the Head of Programme in developing annual programme work plans and budgets.

    · Supervise and manage the activities of the specialists in 1) survey & design, 2) ground water monitoring, 3) hygiene & sanitation, 4) Natural Resource Management, 5) Small Scale Enterprises Development, 6) Water Sanitation & Hygiene teams and 7) Women’s Empowerment.

    · Maintain a continuous link with the Operations Manager and the regional managers in order to provide them with required technical support.

    · Plan, manage, control, organize, and ensure technical support for high quality implementation of projects based on approved LFAs, following a holistic approach in survey and design, ground water monitoring, hygiene and sanitation, WASH, NRM, SSED and WE areas and in line with the DACAAR implementation methodologies, approach and guidelines.

    · Work in close collaboration with the Grants & Monitoring sub-department, Operations sub-department and relevant regional managers/staff to develop project specific work plans/budgets.

    · Lead on the drafting of project proposals, programme strategy concept papers and addressing donor ad–hoc requests.

    · Ensure that the learning from our monitoring is taken into account in our daily work and programming.

    · Ensure that the review and approval of progress reports is done timely and forwarded to the Head of Programme/Director.

    · Participate and contribute in the relevant strategy development workshops.

    · Ensure high level of synergy and coordination among WASH, NRM, SSED and WE thematic areas with collaboration of advisers and specialists and avoid duplication in activities.

    · Represent DACAAR in external meetings when tasked by the Head of Programme.

    · Support the Head of Programme/Director in networking with other NGOs, donors and government departments when representing DACAAR in external meetings.

    · Reviewing all programme related strategic papers (WASH, NRM, SSED and WE) on a regular basis and advice the Head of Programme/Director if any changes are required.

    · Carry out frequent visits (if the security situation allows) to areas with new upcoming projects as well as ongoing projects.

    · Any other tasks as assigned by the Head of Programme.

    Fundraising & Communications

    · Liaise with the Fundraising & Communications Department in fundraising for thematic areas opportunities.

    · Support the Fundraising & Communications Department in establishing systems for thematic areas data collection and analysis.

    · Liaise with Grants & Monitoring sub-department on development of thematic area indicators and impact monitoring.

    · Liaise with Fundraising & Communications Department on publication and dissemination of technical papers related to all thematic areas.

    Working Relationships:

    The Head of Technical Unit and Coordination reports to the Head of Programme and is a member of the Programme Department and Senior Management Team (SMT) with responsibility for building capacity of the national specialists and the Operations team. Work will be conducted in synergy with key staff in DACAAR’s 4 departments (Programme; Fundraising & Communications; Finance & Administration; Human Resource), as well as the Directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in international development, social science, a relevant thematic area or the equivalent.
    • At least 5 years of experience in development and management of which at least 3 abroad, including managing and leading complicated international operations, preferably in the field of development assistance programmes.
    • Experiences of strategic programming and planning, organisational development and field implementation.
    • Work experience from and knowledge about Islamic culture in general and Afghanistan in particular is an advantage.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Dari and Pashto an advantage.
    • Coaching and mentoring skills.
    • Communication and facilitation skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and also as part of a team.
    • Willingness to live, travel and work under challenging conditions.

    Working hours:

    • Staff members are expected to work 40 hour per week (5 days). Flexibility is required and overtime work can be expected under circumstances with high workload.

    List of benefits:

    • A return air ticket between employee home address and Kabul at the beginning and end of the assignment.
    • R&R: 5 paid working days of leave upon completing eight weeks of continuous stay (excluding weekend and public holidays) inside Afghanistan. Covering the expenses occurred (travel and accommodation) during R&R maximum up to USD 1000 (One Thousand US dollars).
    • Annual leave: 25 paid working days per year (2.08 days per month).
    • Sick leave: 10 days per year.
    • Public holidays: 10 days per year.
    • Travel, health and life insurance coverage for the duration of your employment.
    • Accommodation: reasonably furnished, all utility costs covered, civilian guards coverage 24/7, no housekeeping services provided.
    • Excess baggage allowance: Cost of maximum 20 kgs upon arrival and departure (provided based on receipts).
    • Free lunch during weekdays.
    • Pick up and drop service to and from work.
    • Accommodation while traveling to the field.

    For further information:

    Khalid, Head of HR Department, DACAAR, khalid@dacaar.org , +93(0)799 30 88 87


    How to apply:

    Procedure for submission of applications:

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit CV along with introduction letter and CV to jobs@dacaar.org.

    Kabul Office Address:
    DACAAR, Main Office, Paikob-e-Naswar, Wazirabad, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Postal address: Central P.O. Box 208, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Phone: (+93)0202230752/ (+93) 0202230753
    E-mail: jobs@dacaar.org
    Web site: www.dacaar.org

    DACAAR is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women, people with disabilities and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governemental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PU-AMI relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations.

    The association implements an average of 180 projects each year in the following sectors; food security; health; nutrition; construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures; water, sanitation, hygiene; and economic recovery. PU-AMI is currently providing assistance to around 4 million people in 21 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and France.

    Humanitarian context in the country :

    At the 2012 Tokyo Conference, Afghanistan announced its road map toward self-reliance. However, great challenges remain to be overcome. Security, social and economic development, good governance, and justice are, among other issues, essential pre- conditions in order to achieve the country’s ambitious objectives. The withdrawal of the majority of international troops in 2014 as well as the recent change in government leadership has raised questions concerning the stability of the country. In fact, 2014 witnessed an increased level of violence with civilians paying the highest price, a rise in unemployment and criminality.

    Rebuilding and strengthening the health-care system is still a priority in Afghanistan with the country-wide continuation of the implementation of the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) initiated in 2003 and 2005. PU-AMI is a key implementing partner for both the BPHS and EPHS programs.

    PU-AMI’s strategy in the country :

    We strongly believe that PU-AMI’s action can contribute to improving the lives of Afghans over the different conflicts and political changes. Therefore, and despite the uncertainty brought by the “transition” in 2014 and onwards, PU-AMI reaffirms its commitment to support the Afghan people through its strategy based on its experience of the country and expertise in health interventions. Added to the implementation of national health system in two provinces since the beginning of 2003, PU-AMI in Afghanistan has decided to implement interventions on emergency preparedness and medical interventions for conflict-affected populations. PU-AMI is operational in Daykundi province in Central Afghanistan and Kunar and Nangarhar provinces of Eastern Afghanistan.

    With 2014 and early 2015 being the worst years on record in terms of civilian casualties since 2001, it is crucial to have health staff prepared and equipped for mass casualties and population displacements. Linked with this increase of violence, PU-AMI has developed Psycho social emergency supports to trauma victims.

    In the coming years, PU-AMI also plans to develop integrated projects with WASH, rehabilitation and economic recovery activities.

    As part of our activities in Afghanistan, we are looking for an East Area Coordinator.

    The Area Coordinator will manage and support the Project Managers in the Eastern region for the implementation of activities, will ensure the relevance of the activities implemented with PU-AMI strategy, will coordinate with other actors in the region, propose new interventions in line with the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the area.

    • Programs: He/She will support the Project Managers for the implementation of the programs according to the contractual documents
    • Human Resources:He/She will be the direct line manager of the Project Managers in the region and will ensure that appropriate support / capacity building is brought to the senior managers of the programs.
    • Logistics and Administration: He/She will oversee the logistic and administrative duties of the projects
    • Representation: He/She will represent the association to local partners, authorities and players involved in implementation of the program at regional level, and will support the Project Managers for the representation at provincial level when needed
    • Safety and Security: He/She will be responsible for following safety and security rules on-base and in Eastern region, and will transmit all safety and security information to the Head of Mission and Logistics Coordinator
    • Strategy: He/She will ensure that the programs developed are in line with PU-AMI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the Eastern region. Specific focus should be put on the collaboration with other stakeholders in the Easter region for coordinated humanitarian responses

    Training and Experiences :

    • Training in Project Management
    • Previous experience in humanitarian context is required.
    • Experience of remote, isolated areas
    • Excellent planning skills
    • Team Management of medical teams
    • User of the pack Office

    Languages :

    • English mandatory
    • French is desirable

    Conditions :

    • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
    • Minimum Duration of commitment: 12 months.
    • Starting date: 10 / 15 / 2015
    • Monthly gross income: from 1 980 up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PU-AMI
    • Cost Covered : Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
    • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
    • Housing in collective accommodation
    • Daily Living expenses (« Per diem ») of 700 Euros
    • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
    • Paid leaves policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

    Do not hesitate to look at the job description on our website for all the details you need.


    How to apply:

    Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to Marie Pilven, Human Resources Officer, at recrutement@pu-ami.org with the following subject : « East Area Co - Afghanistan ».

    Closing date of application : 09/30/2015.

    Please, note that we reserve the right to fill the position before this date.


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    Organization: Chemonics
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 18 Sep 2015

    Chemonics seeks a short-term microfinance sector expert for USAID's ongoing five-year, $108 million Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project. The FAIDA project assists Afghan partners in building their capacity to deliver effective financial products, links lenders to businesses in need of financing, helps to develop regulations across all financial sectors, and provides technical assistance to Afghanistan's mobile network operators to provide growth and employment opportunities for all Afghans. The microfinance sector expert will prepare a "State of the Sector" report for the Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA). The report will serve as the first step in developing a comprehensive strategy for increasing market penetration and furthering financial inclusion in Afghanistan. The consultant will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities:

    • ​Consult with AMA member institutions to receive their input regarding the contents of the report
    • Meet with relevant Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) personnel to receive input regarding the report
    • Deliver a pre-report workshop on the purpose and the methodology of the report
    • Prepare the first draft of the report with the following sections: (a) the overall role of the microfinance sector in Afghanistan; (b) the degree to which Afghanistan's microfinance industry has achieved orderly growth; (c) the sources of financing microfinance in Afghanistan; (d) the role of the microfinance sector in reducing the financial inclusion gap in Afghanistan; (e) the potential presented by the recently enacted Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions Regulation; (f) a critique on how the sector has made use of emergent technology to maximize financial inclusion; and (g) the policy and regulatory environment
    • Deliver a post-report workshop on report contents

    Qualifications:

    • ​Relevant academic and professional credentials
    • At least 10 years of experience in the fields of development economics, rural finance, and/or microfinance
    • Strong track record exhibiting successful completion of similar consultancies
    • Experience authoring at least one report similar to the final deliverable
    • Strong written and oral communications skills
    • Experience advising and training professionals in the financial sector in Afghanistan preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Fluency in English required

    Send electronic submissions to


    How to apply:

    http://chemonics.com/OurJobs/JoinOurTeam/Pages/default.aspx


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    Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    Terms of Reference

    Emergency Shelter / NFI Coordinator

    Afghanistan

    Based in Kabul with travel inside Afghanistan

    Background

    With more than 2.7 million Afghan refugees in the region, and an estimated 3 million globally, Afghanistan has one of the largest refugee populations in the world. Since the fall of the Taliban at the end of 2001, the country has witnessed massive return, with 4.6 million refugees returnees assisted by UNHCR. The situation has changed considerably since 2013: the return rate has been reduced significantly but the number of IDPs has increased. The future is uncertain due to the transition the country is experiencing with the ongoing departure of the international forces, and the decrease in humanitarian assistance.

    Shelter needs in Afghanistan are still unmet and likely to grow. The number of conflict-induced IDPs is increasing due to the complex patterns of the internal conflict which, in the short term, are expected to expand as the presence of international armed forces is reduced and the national forces assert themselves. The population growth, the urbanization, and the increasing number of natural disasters (particularly floods) are resulting in more IDPs caused by natural disasters. There are still around 2.5 Afghan refugees in the neighbouring countries that are returning to Afghanistan although not in the high numbers that were registered in the past years. As a result of these needs, the number of shelter actors in country is still quite considerable and they implement different types of shelter assistance ranging from the delivery of Non Food Items (NFIs) to longer-term shelter or permanent housing, from advice to acquire land to providing cash for shelter. An external evaluation commissioned in 2012 by UNHCR on its shelter programme undertaken by Mastricht University and Samuel Hall stressed the fact that shelter is still a cornerstone for the reintegration of refugee returnees and also required for (re)-integrating the growing number of IDPs. Additionally, the newly approved Afghan IDP policy emphasizes the importance of achieving durable solutions for IDPs, shelter being a key aspect of them. Finally, Afghanistan has been chosen as a pilot country (one out of three) to implement the UN Secretary General Policy for Durable Solutions for IDPs and Refugees.

    The Afghanistan Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster

    The Afghanistan Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster was established on the 2 March 2008 with UNHCR as the lead. The cluster was initially co-led by CARE until 2009 when IOM took over this role from CARE with a particular focus on natural disasters. Given the importance of shelter needs and NFI coordination, the complexity of the sector and the need for additional capacity building of Afghan counterparts, a dedicated shelter cluster coordinator has been deployed since mid-2013 and will be still needed in the future.

    These are the Terms of Reference for the dedicated Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordinator.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    The Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordinator (hereinafter referred to as “the Coordinator”) will work under direct supervision of the UNHCR Deputy Representative (Operations) for Afghanistan or as designated by him/her. The Deputy Representative represents UNHCR as the cluster lead in the Humanitarian Country Team. In undertaking their duties the Coordinator is also responsible to the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva which leads the cluster at the global level.

    The main objective of the Coordinator is to ensure that the cluster fulfills its core functions[1]:

    1.Supporting service delivery

    · Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by agreed strategic priorities

    · Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery

    2. Informing strategic decision-making

    · Needs assessment and response gap analysis (across sectors and within the sector)

    · Analysis to identify and address gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues including age, gender, environment, and HIV/AIDs

    · Prioritization, grounded in response analysis

    3. Planning and strategy development

    · Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators

    · Apply and adhere to existing standards and guidelines

    · Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions for overall humanitarian funding considerations (CHAP, CERF, Emergency Response Fund/Common Humanitarian Fund)

    4. Advocacy

    · Identify and undertake advocacy activities on behalf of cluster participants and the affected population

    5.Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary

    6.Contingency planning/preparedness/capacity building.

    To achieve these objectives, the Coordinator will perform the following key tasks:

    · Be directly responsible for all inter-agency coordination matters in relation with the Shelter and NFI Cluster with the Humanitarian Coordinator/ OCHA, other cluster coordinators, donors involved in Shelter particularly ECHO, the cluster co-lead, and shelter cluster partners.

    · Maintain and expand the contact with key sector stakeholders, including national and provincial authorities, national and international organizations, and representatives of affected populations for the cluster, respecting mandates and programme priorities of each of the stakeholders.

    · Be the focal point for the Shelter / NFI activities related to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle including the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Strategic Response Plan. Contributions to these processes should be done at the planning stage, mid-year review and the end of year report.

    · Act as focal point for CERF/ ERF/ CHF allocations and advocate for funding from these funds to the shelter sector. If prioritised, manage the process of writing the strategy, assisting partners in preparing their proposals and allocate the funding in a transparent and inclusive way through a Strategic Advisory Group or working groups created for that purpose.

    · Act as focal point for the Cluster with the donors and when requested provide information on the Cluster’s strategy, gaps and current resourcing. Advocate to donors for funding shelter actors to meet the needs of the sector.

    · Prepare the cluster core documents as defined by the Global Shelter Cluster guidance: strategy, technical standards, and updated factsheet. These documents will be prepared with support and inputs from cluster partners and oversight from the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva.

    · Ensure that the website of the shelter cluster is up-to-date and useful for shelter actors at provincial, national, and global level. Support can be provided from the Geneva Shelter and Settlement Section in the setting up and maintenance of the website.

    · Promote and adopt standardized methods, tools and formats for common use in shelter needs assessments by ensuring predictable actions within the framework of an agreed common shelter strategy. These methods, tools, and formats will, when possible, be in line with those promoted by the Global Shelter Cluster in their partnership with the REACH initiative.

    · Ensure an appropriate distribution of responsibilities amongst cluster partners by ensuring their commitments in responding to needs and filling gaps with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary. In particular, ensure appropriate sharing of responsibilities with IOM as co-lead of the cluster with a focus on natural disasters.

    · Ensure appropriate coordination at regional and provincial level. Support the existing regional clusters with regular visits, meetings, guidance, and contact.

    · Chair the Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster coordination meetings in Kabul. Ensure that the meetings are effective, and action-oriented. Find ways to reduce the number and duration of cluster meetings by having bilateral meetings, creating smaller working groups or a Strategic Advisory Group. Ensure the same at regional level.

    · Act as focal point and, where requested by the Cluster Lead (UNHCR) or the Humanitarian Coordinator, as spokesperson, for inquiries on the Emergency Shelter Cluster’s response plans and operations.

    · Ensure utilization of participatory and community based approaches in the planning and implementation of projects in order to ensure that humanitarian responses build on local capacities.

    · Ensure effective links with the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva and other clusters in country; represent the Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms; and ensure that the cluster is adequately represented in meetings of the Humanitarian Country Team and other relevant meetings.

    · Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in sectoral needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, and diversity); contribute to the development of appropriate strategies to address these issues.

    · Draw lessons learned from past activities. Revise strategies and action plans according to lessons learned and needs as they evolve.

    · Ensure that cluster partners are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Afghan authorities have undertaken; promote adherence to agreed standards and best practice by all cluster partners, taking into consideration the need for local adaptation; request guidance, share and receive input from the Global Cluster on such guidance. Ensure exchange of good practices and lessons learnt amongst cluster partners by organizing presentations, joint visits, sharing documents, and other activities.

    · Develop information management strategy for effective integration and sharing of data and information for planning, monitoring, and reporting.

    · Ensure common monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of the cluster and progress against implementation plans by ensuring partners’ active contribution to and involvement in joint monitoring activities

    · Ensure adequate reporting and information sharing, both within the cluster and with other clusters and OCHA; collect 4W (Who/What/When/Where) information from partners and provide information and regular updates to OCHA (or other relevant inter-agency coordination body) and the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva.

    · Ensure that updated and relevant cluster-specific information is included in general reports, common web platforms, country cluster factsheets etc.

    · Use the Coordination Performance Monitoring System periodically and at least every six months in order to assess how the cluster is achieving its objectives.

    · Activate global shelter cluster responsibilities at the national level and coordinate the reports on national interventions

    · Maintain effective information flow, communication channels with, and implement initiatives of the Global Shelter Cluster through the UNHCR Shelter and Settlements Section in Geneva

    QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    REQUIRED

    Academic:

    University Degree (advanced preferred) in related areas or equivalent work experience

    Experience and skills:

    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with a Master’s Degree of which a minimum of 2 years of international field experience
    • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree of which a minimum of 2 years of international field experience
    • Relevant experience in different international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement). Work experience in Afghanistan or in the region would be an advantage.
    • Excellent leadership, coordination and information management skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the UN System, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and the NGO humanitarian community in the Shelter Cluster.
    • Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues.
    • Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards, including Sphere.
    • Good knowledge of Shelter standards including methodologies, monitoring and advocacy.
    • Demonstrated empathy and experience in understanding the position duties and needs of national partners, as well as contributing to build their capacity.
    • Ability to travel to field locations throughout Afghanistan and liaise with local authorities.
    • Good skills in using Microsoft Office software and other commonly used reporting, editing, presentation, communication, browser and database software.

    Core Competencies:

    • Leadership and coordination
    • Capacity to work in a team
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Negotiation and conflict resolution
    • Strategic planning and vision, including development of shelter strategic frameworks with special focus to cultural and social aspects, gender related issues and environmental considerations
    • Judgment and decision making
    • Analytical thinking
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Providing technical support and advice
    • Management of resources and teams
    • Coaching and developing staff including UNHCR and other stakeholders
    • Managing performance, monitoring and evaluating
    • Mobilizing external support
    • Political awareness

    Languages: Fluency in English is essential and the national languages of Afghanistan desirable.

    Desirable

    • Training on Cluster Coordination (Shelter Cluster Coordination training or Coordination and Leadership training).
    • Applied knowledge in UNHCR programme management, project formulation, its programme cycles and reporting standards.
    • Previous exposure to cluster approach, preferably both at the global policy level and with a field implementation approach.
    • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.

    Duration: 12 month recruitment, expected commencement 15 November possibly earlier.


    How to apply:

    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to HQShelter@unhcr.org. Applications must be received no later than 30th September 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: UN Environment Programme
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    1.General Background of Project / Assignment:

    Afghanistan is vulnerable to climate change, particularly extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, which adversely affect natural ecosystems, agriculture and community livelihoods. Unfortunately, governing structures – including community councils, district units, research institutions and government agencies – currently have limited capacity to plan for, overcome and withstand the current as well as anticipated climate change-related threats. Accordingly – and in line with Afghanistan’s National Adaptation Plan of Action process – the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) is implementing the project “Building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in Afghanistan”. This project will increase the climate resilience of vulnerable communities and build capacity of governing structures to address climate change impacts. It consists of four main components:

    Component 1: Climate change risk assessment, monitoring and forecasting information.

    Component 2: Climate change adaptation and response strategies.

    Component 3: Practices for water resources and watershed management piloted and tested in selected project sites.

    Component 4: Adaptive learning and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices.

    The project budget is 5,390,000 USD and the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) of Afghanistan is executing project activities, with support from UNEP’s Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB), in close cooperation with other stakeholders.

    2. Summary of key functions:

    The project is recruiting an International Negotiations Specialist (INS) to provide training for government officials to ensure that they understand their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and are able to prepare funding applications and negotiate under MEAs to access further finance. The INS will require knowledge of MEAs.

    The INS will be recruited based on an open and competitive process. He/she will develop training materials, arrange training and train government officials in MEAs. He/she will report to the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and Senior Advisor (SA).

    3. Purpose and scope of assignment

    a) Key Responsibilities:

    General project activities

    Supporting activities (to inform project management and other project outputs)

    · Document lessons learned.

    · Report writing on Biodiversity, climate national communication, and POPs.

    Training activities

    · Identify relevant government agencies that should receive training.

    · Develop training material on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

    · Conduct training on MEAs and preparing funding applications.

    Publications:

    · Develop the MEA handbook for Climate change and Biodiversity

    b) Duration and time commitment:

    The consultant will be contracted to work up to 12 days.

    c) Travel:

    One trip will be made to Afghanistan. UNEP will assist with visas, travel authorization clearance, security training, and planning and make all local arrangements for the consultant. UNEP will enforce strict guidance and support on travel, accommodation, and in country movement for the consultant.

    4. Expected deliverables

    · A workplan detailing: i) tasks; ii) timeframes; and iii) outputs.

    · MEA training material including MEA handbooks on Climate Change and Biodiversity

    · Delivery of training.

    · A comprehensive training report including Names, positions, agencies and contact details of officials trained.

    5.Qualifications and Experience

    a) Education

    · An advanced post-graduate degree at or above Master level in economics, law, international relations, development or equivalent in the field of policy dialogue/international negotiations.

    b) Experience

    · At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

    · Experience in multicultural and adult training.

    · Experience in development cooperation and environmental issues in particular.

    · Experience working in Asia and hardship countries in particular.

    c) Competencies

    · An ability to work independently and deliver outputs effectively.

    · Excellent communication skills.

    d) Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Excellent English writing skills are required. Knowledge of Dari and Pashto is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    6. Submission Guidelines

    International experts meeting the essential requirements of the position are invited to apply for this position by submitting the following two documents only:

    · letter of interest with clearly indicated VA number (i.e. UNEP-2015-004); and

    · updated and signed UN Personal History Form P.11 (available at http://www.unep.org/vacancies/PDF/P11Form.pdf)

    Electronic applications with the subject “VA#UNEP-2015-004” to be submitted to: administration.kabul@unep.org

    Additional Considerations:

    · Failure to comply with the above requirements (e.g. no indication of the VA number) will disqualify the application.

    · Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

    · Only short-listed candidates will be notified or contacted.

    · Qualified and experienced female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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  • 08/25/15--09:33: Afghanistan: Proposal writer
  • Organization: Sanayee Development Organization
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 12 Sep 2015

    SDO Background:

    Sanayee Development organization (SDO) is a registered Afghan development non for profit and non-government organization established in 1990. SDO exists to contribute to the emergence of a peaceful, developed, and self-sustained Afghan society through the provision of service to vulnerable and disadvantage people in the remote and underserved rural areas of Afghanistan in the sector of education, peace-building, community development and community health. Over time, SDO has established an extensive field presence and has implemented projects in 20 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Today, SDO continues to operate in nine provinces in the northern, western, and southern regions of the country. In addition to its Kabul Main Office, SDO runs regional offices in Balkh, Heart, Ghor, Ghazni, Kandahar, Sar-e Pul, Jowzjan, and Faryab provinces.

    SDO is a non discriminating organization and will consider all applications regardless of their race, sex, age, color, religion, nationality, disability or any other characteristic specified by law.

    Purpose of the Position

    The proposal writer will be working under the direct supervision of the program director and will closely work with a team of program officers and senior program officers. S/he is will be required to consistently look for funding opportunities, develop concept notes and proposal according to guideline and bases on factual information that provide the reader with necessary details to make a decision about the future financial contribution for SDO. Similarly, s/he is expected to develop budgets and work plans based on the announced RFPs. Besides looking for the newly announced funding opportunities, the position holder is expected to approach the current or previous donors with any possible idea in line with the SDO Organizational strategy. S/he is primarily involved with writing, packaging and delivery of the final proposal documents and maintenance of the proposal content library, application of best proposal practices and ensuring proposal process is followed by team of programme officers. The proposal writer will be responsible for donor coordination activities and will be representing SDO at donor meetings.

    Scope:

    This position is for dynamic, detail-oriented proposal writer, who will write and coordinate strategic marketing content for proposal, presenting and other material to support SDO financial acquisition and donor retention efforts. The proposal writer will be based in Program Department at SDO Main Office. The position holder will be part of a team of program officers and senior programme officers and will be undertaking the above mentioned activities in collaboration and support with the team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The proposal writer would be responsible for the following tasks.

    · Develop proposals, concept notes, budgets and work plans based on the requirement of donors

    · Attend donor meetings and project briefings

    · Motivates and coaches the program officers and senior program on writing wining proposals

    · Works as a member of a proposal team to research, analyze, prepare, and submit proposals for donors.

    · Reviews requests for proposals (RFPs) or requests for information (RFIs) requirements; develops response approach and ensures agreed upon elements are incorporated into a cohesive and persuasive format.

    · Responds to inquiries and coordinates activities with other programme team to ensure that appropriate level proposal section responses are fulfilled in a timely manner.

    · Coordinates with other programme teams as needed to ensure production, quality control and past performance requirements are met. Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.

    · Provide comprehensive reviews and proofreading of materials developed to ensure accuracy, consistency and appropriate style

    · Any other task assigned by program director or executive director

    · Creates and maintains a proper record keeping of his/her relevant activities

    Education and Skills:

    Candidate who have the following qualities are eligible for the position:

    · Bachelor degree in development studies or any other relevant degree. Master degree preferred

    · At least 4 years experience in proposal development field.

    · Experience working with proposal development, preparation, writing and analysis

    · Excellent oral and written command of English Language

    · Good communication skills to create documentation and to communicate with donors and management.

    · Have an understanding of development process and progress in Afghanistan

    · Excellent project cycle management skills

    · Able to work in multi cultural and tough environment

    · Excellent Microsoft Office Package skills

    · Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experience professionals in the programme department.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidate can submit their application through email to this address: hr.sdo222@gmail.com

    Only short listed candidates will be notified. Candidates whose applications are selected for further consideration may be tested on core competencies required for the position, and will undergo the interview process.


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    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 28 Aug 2015

    1. Justification/Background

    UNICEF, through its Annual Work Plan for Education, will continue supporting the Department of Basic Education on the promotion of gender sensitive life skills based education for adolescent girls/boys in and out of schools with a focus on gender-based violence, HIV prevention and care and teenage pregnancy prevention. One of the pivotal platforms for this is through adolescent led social movements and peer education initiative called the Girls/Boys Movement Clubs (G/BEM). Over the years with UNICEF support the department has been establishing, supporting and monitoring the Girls/Boys Movement Clubs (G/BEM), in public schools across the country.

    These are school based clubs made up of girls and boys who are committed to the promotion of human rights, dignity for all as well as mutual respect between girls and boys. The clubs are intended to empower girls and boys with reliable information and knowledge, to guide them in discussing and addressing issues that are of concern to them in their schools and communities, and to act together to bring about positive changes in their lives and those of their peers.

    Whilst each club is different, the scope of discussions and interventions for the clubs addresses a wide range of issues including substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, sexual harassment and sexual violence, HIV/AIDS, etc. The clubs then formulate activities through annual plans to find solutions for these challenges in collaboration with their educators, peers, and other community based organisations.

    Different clubs engage in different activities that are based on issues that concern young people, where club members decide what activities to be involved in, based on their experiences within schools and in their communities. At present, the G/BEM clubs are run in an estimated 10 000 schools nationally with an estimated 30 000 learners have benefited from the movement.

    Despite the achievements by the movement there are a number of challenges with regards to the retaining and strengthening the clubs members in schools. In view of the challenges UNICEF in collaboration with the Department would like to appoint a consultant who will support schools to strengthen the movement.

    2. Scope of the Work (Work assignment)

    2.1 Methodology and Activities

    UNICEF requires the services of a consultant to support the provincial Department of Education In Limpopo to coordinate and support the G/BEM programme in and around 50 schools from September 2015 to August 2016

    2.2 Purpose of the consultancy

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Gender Equity, Department of Basic Education and the support of the Adolescent Development Specialist; the consultant will ensure coordination and provide support to strengthen the G/BEM programme in 50 schools in Limpopo province.

    3. Specific tasks and responsibilities:

    3.1 Scope of Assignment and deliverables

    · Support the national Deaprtment of Basic Education and the province to coordinate and convene 1 G/BEM District level Jamborees on “Future Choices” in partnership with the Curriculum Branch of the DBE, Department of Higher Education and the South African Qualifications Authority.

    · Maintain a database of all G/BEM clubs and their activities and submit updated database of all G/BEM clubs and their activity plans

    • Close working relations with District officials and schools in organising and facilitating regular orientation sessions (once a month) with educators to support the implementation of G/BEM clubs at the school level
    • Strengthen capacity of the existing clubs through training on leadership skills and other priorities as identified by clubs
    • Facilitate 4 media interviews with community radio stations, local newspapers and photo shoots for the newsletter and for our donor community
    • Create empowerment platforms such as reading programs, life skills projects, entrepreneurial development programs as well as skills transfer in the scarce fields such as science and technology.

    5 Payment

    The consultant will be paid a monthly consulting fee over 11 months period upon submission of an invoice and completed deliverable. Each expected deliverable will be signed off by the Chief of Education upon submission of a progress report outlining each individual expectation and deliverable

    6 Desired Background and Experience

    The consultant must be a person who has a passion in working with both local and international agencies in programming, research, training and documentation on Adolescent Development work. Additionally, the consultant must possess;

    · Matric certificate and must be currently studying towards a degree in Community Development, Education, Social Sciences or related studies

    · Minimum of 6 months works experience

    · The candidate/s must have good to excellent writing skills,

    · Excellent analytical and communication skills, and good writing skills in the English language

    · Proven ability to deliver product efficiently and on time, and

    · Proven experience to work independently with periodic but not constant supervision

    · A good understanding of working with young people within the school setting

    · Proven ability to facilitate discussions between varieties of stakeholders in various settings


    How to apply:

    7. Call for CVs

    CVs will be gathered from the existing database within UNICEF

    The successful candidate will be required to submit the following:

    • Personal Details Form (available from UNICEF)
    • P11
    • Conditions
    • The service provider is not allowed to use the materials gathered for this assignment in any other work assignment without the explicit written permission of UNICEF.
    • The service provider will work on her/his own equipment and use her/his own office resources and materials in the execution of this assignment. The consultant’s fee shall be inclusive of all office administrative costs
    • Airport transfers (where applicable) will be covered in accordance with UNICEF’s rules and tariffs.
    • Flight costs will be covered at economy class rate as per UNICEF policies.
    • Any air tickets for travel, will be authorized by and paid for by UNICEF directly, and will be for the attendance of meetings and workshops
    • The consultant will be required to sign a health statement for consultants prior to taking up the assignment

    All proposals shall be submitted electronically to safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org before or on the deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their applications are to be accompanied by the attached completed and signed Personal History form (P11 Form), CV with a clear reference of the individual consultancy assignment being applied for. Applications are to be sent on or before 28 August, 2015 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org

    South African Nationals/candidates who have permanent residence/temporary residence and/or valid work permit for the duration of the contract will be considered.


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    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2015

    Purpose

    UNICEF South Africa Country Office (SACO) is seeking a Resource Mobilization Specialist to provide technical support to develop the traditional donor partner engagement and fundraising component of the SACO Resource Mobilization Strategy for 2016-2017 in line with UNICEF Global Resource Mobilisation Strategy.

    Background and justification

    The donor landscape and resource mobilization in South Africa is very much dominated by the private sector actors, especially global private foundations and corporate sector, and there is significant potential for private sector fundraising in the long term, including for individual – pledge giving. While SACO developed a Private Sector Fundraising Strategy (PSFR), which focuses on pledge and corporate fundraising, the results and targets for the short to medium-term period 2015-2016 indicate that PSFR will fund less than 20 per cent of the SACO Other Resources (OR) funding needs. Hence, in the short and medium term, majority of SACO’s funding will still come from ‘traditional’ UNICEF donors – mostly National Committees, but also UNICEF thematic funds and 7 per cent set aside. There is some, albeit small, potential from bilateral donors that also needs to be explored.

    In this context, it is critical for the office to develop a systematic approach to target ‘traditional’ UNICEF donors – public sector donors and National Committees.

    Key activities

    The Specialist will assist the SACO to map out the traditional (bilateral and National Committees) donors landscape in South Africa and develop an action plan aimed to mobilise resources from these donors with focus on closing the SACO country programme funding gaps for 2016-2017.

    Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Specialist will work closely with the SACO Communication and Partnerships Team and perform the following tasks:

    • Review all documents and data on resource mobilization and fundraising activities of the country office and conduct an analysis of the SACO resource mobilization trends for the past 5 years (funds received, sources of funds by different type of donor and by programme/focus area)
    • Conduct a contextual analysis of the resource mobilization environment for UNICEF in South Africa in relation to bilateral donors and National Committees, identify challenges and opportunities.
    • Identify the top 10 public sector and National Committees donors and the focus areas they support and the total funding available for each area with a focus on diversifying SACO’s funding base and supporting the office to mobilize funds with a particular emphasis on under-funded programmes for the period 2016-2017.
    • Based on the results of the mapping and funding gaps for the SACO programme and operations and contextual analysis, develop a strategy and action plan for SACO targeting public donors and National Committees.
    • Support organization of and preparations for the SACO Representative’s planned visit to selected National Committee countries in Q4 2015, including development of an agenda and a briefing package, and liaising with National Committees and bilateral donor governments.
    • Develop a donor database for SACO to document and monitor exchanges and progress with potential, past and current donors, presenting potential new funding opportunities, including a fundraising tracking overview.

    · Support the Deputy Representative on relevant tasks related to resource mobilization as assigned by the supervisor.

    Deliverables

    • Traditional donors partner engagement and fundraising component of the SACO Resource Mobilization Strategy for 2016-2017, including analysis of SACO past funding trends, opportunities and mapping of priority public and National Committee donors.
    • SACO donor database and tools to document and monitor exchanges and progress with donors, including a fundraising tracking overview.
    • Schedule, agenda and a briefing pack for the Representative’s visit to selected National Committee countries.

    Travel

    The work will be office-based in Pretoria, South Africa

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

    • Advanced university degree in Development Studies, Communication, International or Public Relations, Social Sciences or related field. A combination of a first level University degree and relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced University degree.

    • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in fundraising, donor coordination and external relations.

    • Resource mobilization and strategic planning experience.

    • Experience working with UNICEF National Committees and public sector donors and partner agencies

    • Fluency in English is required.


    How to apply:

    How to apply

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their applications are to be accompanied by the Application letter, attached completed and signed Personal History form (P11 Form), CV with a clear reference of the individual consultancy assignment being applied for.

    Applications are to be sent on or before 31 August, 2015 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org


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    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2015

    Purpose

    UNICEF South Africa Country Office (SACO) is seeking a Programme Communication Specialist to support SACO’s resource mobilisation efforts. Active and systematic engagement with donors requires development and distribution of high-end compelling content materials illustrating SACO programme efforts to ensure results and making a strong case for support for UNICEF and its programmes. The Specialist will develop a comprehensive package of communication tools and documentation for the priority programme areas to enhance UNICEF SACO’s fundraising and leveraging.

    Background and Justification

    As the per capita income in South Africa continues to increase, government funding as well as Regular Resources have been likewise decreasing. This has put intense pressure on the Country Office to deliver core programmes for children. At the same time, with the changing landscape in Africa and South Africa in particular being the hub of a sub-region, there is considerable opportunity in private sector resource mobilisation.

    The Communication and Partnerships component of the current country programme 2013-2017 aims to consolidate UNICEF’s position as this hub and strengthen and expand partnerships in support of the UNICEF agenda through:

    a) Public alliances and initiatives established leading to increased awareness and understanding of child deprivations and support for child rights.

    b) Commitment and resources from the private sector leveraged for child rights programming and advocacy.

    c) National capacity strengthened to plan, develop, implement and monitor evidence-based communication for development strategies to ensure positive behaviour and social change.

    SACO is in the process of expanding private sector partnerships as well as consolidating and streamlining partnerships with ‘traditional’ UNICEF donors – public sector and National Committees. A critical component required for successful implementation of these resource mobilization efforts is positioning of UNICEF brand through packaging of programme content, developing advocacy messages and engaging partners through robust communication materials that articulate a clear, simple and convincing case for support to UNICEF programmes.

    SACO urgently needs to take stock/review its existing programme communication materials, including concepts notes, proposals, programme briefings, and adjust and/or develop materials that package and communicate a simple and convincing case for support what UNICEF does and results for children it contributes to in an effective manner appropriate for different donor partners.

    Key activities

    Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Representative and working in close collaboration with the Chiefs of Programme Sections and the Communication and Partnerships Section, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

    • Develop a short briefing kit/content package for the SACO programme priorities and funding gaps that articulates a clear and compelling case for support to UNICEF SACO programmes. These will be based on the concept and structure of the global and programme specific cases for support outlined in the UNICEF Global Resource Mobilization Strategy 2014-2017.
    • Create, review and edit – in close collaboration with all sectors - multi-purpose/specific products (including thematic content package on SACO priority programme areas, project proposals, Power Point presentations, donor reports, programme planning documents; briefing notes) for a large range of stakeholders (“traditional and non- traditional” donors media, National Committees, NGOs)
    • Support to the development of marketing concepts and specific pitches for corporate and private foundations partnerships in South Africa through provision of substantive programme content inputs into packaging of pitching materials, including generic PowerPoint, pitch documents by programme sector, ideas for videos for private sector.
    • Ensure coordination and consistency of donor related messaging among programme sections and Communication and Partnerships section.

    · Write/prepare programme-related overview briefs for the UNICEF intranet, including preparation of written, tabular and visual materials (info graphics, tables/charts, good practice documentation and other advocacy materials) across selected priority topics/issues for the SACO, ESARO and NYHQ websites;

    • Review the existing SACO human interest stories produced and identify the gaps and propose human interest stories that need to be developed to supplement already existing materials.
    • Support the programme sections in updating proposals on the PFP Funding Market Place online by reviewing/editing content and making it more reader friendly and accessible to non-UNICEF and non-technical audiences.
    • Prepare a standard format and templates for donor visits and field visits for donor advocacy, including for visit agendas, programme briefing documents, human interest stories, Q&As, guide for media coverage and other donor advocacy activities.
    • Establish an internal SACO ‘content bank’ on the shared drive with briefing kit on the SACO programmes, concept notes and funding proposals for SACO priorities and each SACO programme, human interest stories, features, articles, statements, presentations, etc.
    • Deliverables
    • Cases for support for UNICEF SACO and priority/thematic programme priorities.
    • Top quality multi-purpose/specific products including project proposals, donor reports, and programme planning documents; briefing notes and PowerPoint presentations for SACO priority programme areas.
    • Substantial content input into proposals and pitch presentations for private sector partners.
    • UNICEF SACO intranet content reviewed and updated.
    • PFP Funding Market Place online proposals reviewed and edited.
    • Standard format and templates for donor visits and field visits for donor advocacy.
    • Internal SACO ‘content bank’ on the shared drive with communication and fundraising materials.

    Travel

    The work will be office-based in Pretoria, South Africa

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

    • Master’s degree in communication, public health, social science or related field;
    • 3-5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in resource mobilization;
    • Excellent command of the English language with high quality oral and written communication skills, including proven ability to conceptualize, analyse and articulate ideas in writing for all types of media and audiences;
    • Strong knowledge of communications principles and practices;
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with little supervision, both independently and a member of a multicultural team;
    • Knowledge of computer management and familiarity in applications including Word, PPT, Excel including basic skills in web content management and Internet searches; and
    • Flexible, proactive, takes initiative, and works well under time pressure and able to work independently and effectively in a team.

    How to apply:

    How to apply:

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their applications are to be accompanied by the Application letter, attached completed and signed Personal History form (P11 Form), CV with a clear reference of the individual consultancy assignment being applied for.

    Applications are to be sent on or before 31 August, 2015 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org


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    Organization: Nobeah Foundation
    Country: Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2015

    ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

    The Nobeah Foundation is the not-for-profit counterpart of Nobeah Technologies Ltd., a technology company focusing on technology with deep potential for social impact as well as the strong growth prospects required for sustainability. The innovative technology developed by Nobeah Technologies Ltd. targets transformative change, aiming to dramatically impact areas such as literacy, and health care. But in addition to these immediate potential impacts, Nobeah's core values are to seek deeply insightful solutions that reach the heart of social challenges, changing the very equations so that they solve themselves in a sustainable way. The Nobeah Foundation was created to distribute technologies from Nobeah Technologies Ltd. on a subsidized or free basis where those technologies could have dramatic impact.

    Across Africa the Nobeah Technologies Foundation will raise money from both local and international donors to sponsor free distribution of the technologies from Nobeah. Through these activities the foundation will achieve its goal of supporting insightful game-changing innovations that impact the very equations of human suffering and limited opportunity so solutions emerge organically, then building capacity for the solutions to sustain themselves and provide a solid platform on which further innovations may find anchor.

    ABOUT THE JOB

    ROLE: Volunteer Educational Programmes Coordinator

    COMPENSATION: This position is voluntary, but given a good mutual fit between the individual and the organization, the role may potentially transition into a paid full-time or part-time role within 3 months depending on the needs and capacity of the organization. However, please note that hiring will be prioritized based on contribution. Given the same productivity, working

    part-time (or fewer hours in a week) the number of months required to match the contribution of an individual working full-time (or more hours in a week) may be greater than the 3 month period worked by the full-time hire.

    Summary of Position:

    The newly formed Nobeah Foundation is seeking a Volunteer Educational Programmes Coordinator for its operations in Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda.

    The Educational Programmes Coordinator will help investigate and potentially define the strategy and approach the Nobeah Foundation will take to ensure its Afripad educational computer project meets educational objectives in the country and selected areas. To accomplish this objective the Educational Programmes Coordinator will review national educational initiatives as well as any educational or related initiatives of areas that have expressed an interest in being part of the Nobeah Foundation’s Afripad pilot. The Educational Programmes Coordinator will perform this review and analysis in order to gain a solid grasp of the goals, challenges, constraints, and opportunities represented by those initiatives. The Educational Programmes Coordinator will also gain an awareness of the most important stakeholders in education as well as gaining an understanding of their roles and perspectives and how the Nobeah Foundation can work with them to achieve mutual goals.

    This position requires between 5-40 hours a week at any hours and any day per week as long as the requirements for on-line meetings and other collaboration are met. The positions are flexible to accommodate up to 100% remote work. Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office are required.

    Though all work will be remote, the candidate must be located in and be eligible to work in the country. The candidate must speak at least one local language, in addition to being fluent in English both verbally and in writing. The candidate must also have a network of contacts in the country to facilitate any required work there.

    Recruitment of this position will take place in two phases. In the first phase concluding by November, the first group of candidates will be selected. In the second phase concluding by December, the second group of candidates will be selected. Candidates found not eligible for the first group are welcome to reapply for the second group if any elements of their qualifications or experience will have changed.

    The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to those below:

    • Oversight and management of program curriculum.
    • Ensure course curriculum materials have been defined.
    • Collection, analysis, and reporting of program data for accreditation and program review.
    • Assessment of student learning.
    • Collaboration with program partners.
    • Participation on institutional faculty committees where necessary.
    • Completion of all required training and development activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Degree in education or child development; or a degree in any other field combined with experience in teaching children.
    • Have education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education of their children.

    How to apply:

    To apply for this position send an email to hr@nobeahfoundation.org with your resume attached and with the subject line: “**Re: Application for Volunteer Educational Programmes Coordinator-[Name of your country]**". Please ensure your name and other contact details are in your resume and in the email itself. We look forward to your application. In the mean time we invite you to visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.nobeahfoundation.org.


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    Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 09 Sep 2015

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on a long-term commitment that is maintained despite political and social uncertainty.

    The Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is a member agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF (Afg) currently manages and implements the largest multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields.

    The AKDN is a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. AKF (Afg) is part of AKDN and has been working in Afghanistan since 2002, with programs focused on Rural Development, Education and Health.

    At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of National Manager, Financeat its Kabul Office.

    Job Summary:

    National Manager Finance will ensure that AKF is delivering its commitments to all of its stakeholders in relation to financial matters. This position will be based in Kabul but involves frequent visits to the AKF programme areas. The incumbent will be mainly responsible to maintain the organizational financial and management accounting and reporting systems..

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    · To make sure all expenses incurred are in accordance with the approval budgets;

    · Ensue all expenses have accurate supporting documents and approval prior to payment;

    · Setting up and monitoring financial controls and system

    · Manage and records schedules for receivables and payables

    · Dealing with the bank and prepare bank reconciliation statements

    · Coordination with the regional finance staff for the their cash requests and iScala financial software needs

    · Ensure proper functioning of iScala software and monthly data consolidation process

    · Verify accuracy if records and reports received from regional officers and other AKDN institutes;

    · Effective participation in the procurement processes and support Admin/Logistic departments;

    · Ensure proper filing of financial data and records for quick reference

    · Preparation of donor reports and other information as per donor guidelines and contracts

    · Prepare monthly budget /fund utilization report for regional management;

    · Ensure compliance with the accounting and auditing requirements;

    · Coordination with internal and external auditors

    · Ensure compliance with the donor grant agreements requirements;

    · Preparation of budgets for donor proposals in coordination with programme personal;

    · Preparation and compilation of annual budgets;

    · Training and capacity building of the other finance staff in region;

    · Ensure efficient cash management and safe cash handling;

    · Assist in the recruitment of additional finance staff where necessary.

    · To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects AKF-A’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    § At least a master’s degree in Finance and /or ACMA/CA intermediate;

    § Familiar with MS Office applications e.g Excel, Word Power point etc .;

    § Good command over iSCALA FIS;

    § Minimum of a 5 years working experience at the managerial level in finance at the development field;

    § Excellent interpersonal skills, client oriented, detailed, meticulous, proven successful capacity building/coaching

    § Proven ability to perform well in stressful situations e.g. with tight deadlines etc., quality oriented, proven ability to work independently and in team;

    § Excellent command over English; written and oral; Previous experience of working with the AKDN in preferable


    How to apply:

    Application:

    Any interested applicant may submit their cover letter and resume by e-mail to : http://www.akdn.org/careers

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

    Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

    Aga Khan Foundation – Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safeguarding of children from abuse


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    Organization: Solidarités International
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 01 Oct 2015

    Posted on: 26/08/2015
    Desired start date: November 2015
    Duration of the mission: 1 year with possible extension
    Location: Bamyan Base (20%), Yakawlang Base (40%) and Saighan Base (40%)

    MISSION:

    You can find all the information about the Solidarités International (SI) Afghanistan’s mission here:http://www.solidarites.org/en/our-missions/afghanistan

    SI has been working in Afghanistan for 35 years. It is currently implementing Food Security (1 LRRD, 1 AFD, 1 PARBP) and Emergency (1 Emergency Response Fund, 1 Echo in a refugees camp) programs. The mission is also aiming to start programs in others Provinces (Kunar, Wardak …) in 2015.

    Organization of the mission

    Solidarités is currently working in 2 provinces: Bamyan and Khost. To implement its activities, SI has four bases at field level (Bamyan, Yakawlang, Saighan and Khost) and one coordination office in Kabul. The mission has 8 internationals and 180 national staffs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Field Coordinator has the role of delegated Head of Mission in Bamyan province.

    He/she proposes a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated.

    He/she checks and ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures

    He/she mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management.

    He/she coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in Bamyan province.

    He/she is the Head of Mission's direct contact and representative.

    Specific context of the post:

    The Bamyan Field Coordinator is responsible for all SI activities in the Central Highlands. Currently this is limited to the districts of Yakawlang, Saighan and Kahmard as well as the shared office and guesthouse in Bamyan Markaz. The Field Coordinator will manage a team of 135 persons distributed on the three bases and two sub-bases.

    Today, two programmes are being implemented in Bamyan Province by SI:

    1. CHP – Central Highlands Rural Development Programme is a consortium between SI, GERES and Madera funded by French Development Agency (AFD).

    This presents some challenges:

    • New and complicated methodologies are being implemented (especially Farmer Field School) and the team needs a strong methodological support.
    • The team also needs to by guide in the activities’ implementation to be sure it sticks to the Donors guidelines.
    • P-ARBP – Focusing on Natural Resource Management in Kahmard and Saighan:

    This project is a continuation from previous PARBP aimed to strengthen the associations capacities.

    It has been decided to have a deputy Field Coordinator, to provide a technical support related to the food security program at the field level and help the Program Coordinator to follow this kind of activity.

    PROFILE

    Education:

    Masters’ degree or equivalent in law, political science, international organization management

    Experience:

    • 5 years of professional experience, including a minimum of 3 years in the humanitarian environment, with at least a positive experience in leading teams for at least 2 years.
    • Proven experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts and insecure environments
    • Previous experience in agriculture or Wash activities in developing countries
    • Experience of team management
    • Experience of trainings

    Technical skills and knowledge:

    • Ability, acquired through experience, to professionally and appropriately represent the organization and negotiate and defend SI’s interests
    • Management abilities, and particularly team management skills and capacities to provide distance technical support
    • Experience in administration, finance, logistic and personnel management
    • Solid experience from development of proposals and budgets

    Languages:

    • Fluent English (written, spoken and read), essential for writing proposals and reports and for external coordination and representation meetings with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors and governmental bodies.
    • Knowledge of French, Dari or Pashto are an asset

    Other desirable qualities:

    • Good knowledge of Islamic environment
    • Good computer skills

    CONDITIONS:

    Salaried post: According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.

    – Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

    – Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).

    During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: one week at three and nine months (with a 500 euro allowance) and two weeks at six months (with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités).

    CONTACT: Pauline CARTERY, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer


    How to apply:

    CV & Cover Letter
    https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?ID=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=16786


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    Organization: Action Contre la Faim
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 13 Oct 2015

    We are looking for:

    A WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAM MANAGER

    Country: AFGHANISTAN - Helmand

    Length of contract: 10 months starting the 1st of June 2015

    The position: Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, you will be responsible to identify and implement high quality Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) activities which are appropriate and comprehensive, in conformity with overarching strategy and the standards set internationally by ACF and by national policies.

    More specially, you will be in charge to:

    • Contribute to consultations on strategy and the positioning of the WASH Department
    • Identify needs and contribute to project formulation
    • Ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of WASH projects
    • Contribute to program quality and accountability processes and measure program impact
    • Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of ACF in the area of intervention
    • Supervise and manage the team
    • Contribute to the capitalization and technical development in the sector

    The applicant:Master’s Degree in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Civil Engineering or Hydrogeology, you have a significant experience at least 2 years minimum in Humanitarian WASH activities (water network, sanitation, hygiene promotion, etc)

    Recognized for your capacity to work in different levels of coordination, you have developed excellent diplomatic communication, organizational skills and team management.

    Good experience in coordination with other organizations and local partners is necessary.

    You are also able to manage stress in complicated security environment.

    Fluent in English required.

    Status:

    Volunteer status (VSI) or salaried status depending on relevant experience

    Gross monthly salary ranging from €1600 to €1975 or €838 of VSI indemnity per month

    Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective accommodation and medical insurance

    25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

    Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our website:

    http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/772/A-Water-Sanitation-Hygien-Program-Manager/

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    Organization: Action Contre la Faim
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2015

    We are looking for: A HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR

    Context:Afghanistan - Kabul

    Length of contract: 6 months (renewable), starting as soon as possible

    The position: Define Human Resources policy for the mission and coordinate its implementation and deployment throughout the mission in order to provide optimum support to programs.

    The Head of Human Resources Department is responsible for:

    • Contribute to defining mission strategy :developing a Human Resources strategy for the mission, making Human Resources data available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy, producing high quality and timely Human Resources contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies
    • Supervising the staff administration and payroll :designing and putting in place administrative and payroll procedures which conform to social legislation and with ACF and its funding bodies’ guidelines, the quality of the tools used in staff administration and payroll, and the reliability and transparency of the data, conformity with the contractual obligations of ACF vis-à-vis its employees
    • Provide for the recruitment and training of all employees and promote career development :putting in place fair and transparent procedures for recruitment, access to training, promotion and internal mobility, in accordance with legal requirements and ACF guidelines, providing employees with the means to acquire the skills necessary for the proper exercise of their function,…
    • Ensure a coherent organisation of work and establish a policy of compensation and benefits:ensuring that organisational charts are coherent and are conform to ACF classification grid, ensuring that remuneration systems are fair and consistent with the cost of living for local employees,…
    • Implement collective rules and communicate internally:implementing ACF regulations (internal regulations and convention on social benefits) adapted to the local context of the mission and local legislation, consulting and informing local employees through the medium of staff representatives, in conformity with the relevant social legislation,…
    • Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in Human Resources with the mission’s partners
    • Prevent and manage cases of fraud and corruption
    • Manage the Human Resources team and in capital and be support/technical Manager for Field Coordinators and Base Administrators in the bases

    The applicant:You hold a post-graduate degree in business and/or human resources management and have occupied a similar position on the field for an international NGO, preferably in a complicated security environment. Your recruitment and training skills are excellent. You have already set up remuneration and benefits policies.

    You are recognized for your sense of diplomacy and leadership, you hold strong communication and good organization skills.

    You speak and write English fluently.

    A first experience with ACF will be a plus

    Status:

    Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

    Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

    25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

    Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)

    Motivating Job Prospects in the medium and long term


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our website : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/1030/A-Human-Resources-Coordinator/

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    Organization: Action Contre la Faim
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 27 Sep 2015

    We are looking for: A NUTRITION TRAINING EXPERT

    Context:In Afghanistan, based in Kabul (with regular trip in the field)

    Length of contract: 5 months, starting as soon as possible

    The position:Under the supervision of the Nutrition and Health Coordinator, you will be responsible to implement UNICEF National Nutrition Training Program in partnership with OHPM (national NGO) in 10 provinces of Afghanistan.

    More specially, you will be in charge to:

    • Recruit and orientate the team of Master Trainers and Trainers, in partnership with OHPM
    • Develop Job Descriptions for Master Trainers and Trainers, in partnership with OHPM
    • Realize the recruitment process (written test and interview) for all positions opened
    • Provide orientation to newly recruited staff on ACF and Nutrition
    • Ensure active participation of newly recruited staff to ToT training provided by UNICEF/PND in Kabul
    • Plan the implementation of trainings in targeted districts in partnership with OHPM
    • Develop the training materials for the project, based on PND Standard Operating Procedures for Nutrition, and in partnership with OHPM and PND
    • Plan trainings in the 10 targeted provinces with the support of the logistician/administrator assigned to the project and share the plan with UNICEF/PND /Nutrition Cluster
    • Follow up on the implementation of training plan with the logistician/administrator and revise it upon needs, in close collaboration with OHPM
    • Design and establish the hotline for technical support to health facility staff in collaboration with the logistician/administrator
    • Manage and supervise the project, including provision of on the job support
    • Directly manage and supervise the regional Master Trainers and conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and provide support
    • Upon needs and request, organize refresher training for Master Trainers and/or Trainers in partnership with OHPM
    • In close collaboration with the logistician/administrator and finance department, follow up on budget and produce monthly forecasts
    • Monitor and report about the project
    • Produce monthly APRs within established deadlines and following ACF standard format, based on the LFA indicators
    • Prepare regular updates on progress, achievements and lessons learnt to be shared through the Nutrition Cluster by the Health and Nutrition Coordinatot
    • Depending on donor requirements, and following donor guidelines, write interim and final report for the project and submit to Nutrition Coordinator for validation
    • At the end of the project, produce capitalisation report on the challenges faced, lessons learnt, best practices, and provide recommendations for future similar programming

    The applicant:You hold a post-graduate degree in public health and/or nutrition, with extensive professional experience in the field in management health and nutrition projects, including treatment of SAM and IYCF.

    Successful applicants will demonstrate proven experience in partnership and working with local authorities. You hold a significant experience in conducting trainings on nutrition.

    A first experience in capacity building will be an asset.

    You are also recognized for your strong organization skills and priority management capacities. You have good communication skills.

    Ability to work in complicated security environment and to deliver under tight deadlines is compulsory.

    Fluent English required.

    Status:

    Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

    Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

    25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

    Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our website : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/1096/A-Nutrition-Training-Expert/

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    Organization: Action Contre la Faim
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    We are looking for: A SQUEAC OFFICER

    Context:In Afghanistan, based in Kabul with regular field visit possibly all over Afghanistan

    Length of contract: 2 months, starting as soon as possible

    The position:: Under the supervision of the Nutrition and Health Monitoring and Evaluation Program Manager, you will be responsible to ensure the implementation of 2 Semi-Quantitative Evaluations of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) in partnership with local implementers of nutrition and health basic services in Afghanistan.

    More precisely, you will be in charge to:

    • Preparation of SQUEAC evaluations.
    • Organization of SQUEAC evaluations
    • Collect field data for correction and analyse them
    • Write the SQUEAC evaluation’s final reports
    • Ensure internal coordination and external representation

    The applicant:You have at least 2 years in humanitarian sector, in management of nutrition projects and management of SQUEAC evaluations.

    You have strong knowledge and a first experience in monitoring and evaluation including nutrition and health assessments and surveys (SQUEAC). You hold good knowledge in nutrition.

    You have a first successful experience in partnership management.

    Excellent communication, sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills compulsory.

    Ability to work in a highly sensitive environment.

    Fully Fluent in English.

    Status:

    Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

    Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

    25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

    Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit our website : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/915/A-SQUEAC-Officer/

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    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 09 Sep 2015

    Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

    We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

    Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

    Contract length: 3 years

    The role The Director of Programme Development and Quality shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office programme. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Mozambique, the Director of Programme Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing the development of high quality, innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and monitoring the quality of the implementation of those programmes in line with the 2016-2018 strategy. The incumbent leads a team of sector specialists that provides high-level technical assistance and capacity building to staff, partners and beneficiaries across all thematic areas in support of on-going activities, advocates for macro-political change for children, manages implementation of nationally focused projects, and communicates internally and externally on effective programming.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Recommended a minimum of five years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including designing Programmes and projects for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies
    • Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
    • Masters degree in Social Sciences, in an area of social development
    • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
    • Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems
    • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
    • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
    • Resource management, training , capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
    • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
    • Fluency in written and spoken English, Portuguese would be an advantage

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

    Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.


    How to apply:

    Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'jfawcett.39004.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'


    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 28 Aug 2015

    Background

    Central to South Africa’s democracy is a commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Education is one of the most significant means to promoting human and national development. It expands the opportunities and life choices for both boys and girls; men and women. It can also have positive effects on changing social attitudes for the better, to embrace greater equality between people.

    Over the past 21 years, the Department has been undoubtedly committed to providing equal access to quality education for all South Africans, with a view to eliminating gender disparities in education at all levels as mandated by the Constitution on South Africa. To this effect, the department the National Education Policy Act (1996) provides for redressing the inequalities of the past in educational provision, including the promotion of gender equality. Subsequent education policy and legislation has placed strong emphasis on equity and redress at all levels of the system. There is, however, no common policy document drawing together the specific policy imperatives for an education system that fully embraces gender equality and gender equity.

    In 2010 UNICEF supported the Department of Basic Education to conduct a Gender Review in Education using (UNGEI) as a key data collection tool. This gender audit was aimed to address two key questions:

    • What is the extent to, and ways in which the South African Basic Education system has made progress (or not) in terms of gender equality in education, particularly beyond parity measures?

    · What are the possibilities for effective intervention against gender inequality and for improving the qualitative experiences and success of both boys and girls in schools?

    The review was intended to inform governments and other service providers to identify areas in girls' education gender issues (in enrolment, attendance, completion and achievement) for which interventions for equality are necessary. It also aimed to inform the design, management and implementation of programs in girls' and gender education. Following the finalisation of the gender audit, in 2014 UNICEF in support of and in close collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) developed a draft National Framework on Gender Equality and Equity.

    This draft framework is a starting point for ensuring that the basic education sector uniformly and consistently addresses issues of gender inequality and inequity, in addition to fulfilling its reporting obligations to various structures (e.g. United Nations, African Union, and Southern African Development Community). The Framework is divided into 5 sections. The first section provides the context and vision for the Framework itself. The second section entails a discussion of the core concept of the Framework, namely that of gender. The third section delivers an overview of the policy arena in relation to gender equity in education, including a discussion of lessons learnt and best practices from selected contexts. The fourth section outlines the core issues that represent challenges with regard to gender equity in basic education in the South African context. It closes with a discussion of implications and recommendations. The fifth and final section deals with implementation of the Framework and strategic directions for policy development. Specific attention is paid to monitoring and evaluation in order to enhance implementation and accountability in order to finalise the framework.

    As a result, the Department of Basic Education in partnership with UNICEF seeks to appoint consultant to support the Department with the process of finalizing the draft national framework on gender equity and equality.

    2. Scope of the Work (Work assignment)

    2.1 Methodology and Activities

    The Department of Basic Education in collaboration with UNICEF require the services of an individual consultant to coordinate and facilitate nine (9) provincial workshops with the intention of further enriching and strengthen the draft policy framework on gender equity and equality and to host a Southern African Regional Seminar which is intended to share the lessons learnt from the development of the framework. This consultancy is intended to start from 1st September to 31st April 2016.

    2.2 Purpose of the consultancy

    Under the general supervision of the Director for Gender Equity within the Department of Basic Education and with the guidance of the Adolescent Development Specialist concerned with programmatic interventions, the appointed consultant will coordinate and facilitate provincial consultations with all the relevant key stakeholders on the draft national framework on gender equity and equality in Basic Education. This will be followed by a one day Regional Seminar to share lessons learned during the developed of the framework and to pay the way forward for the region.

    3. Specific tasks and responsibilities:

    3.1 Administrative and logistical support

    Both UNICEF and Department of Basic Education: Social Cohesion & Equity in Education Directorate will provide administrative and logistical support necessary for implementing the project to undertake the following activities:

    1.1 Coordinate and facilitate consultative workshops with key stakeholders including other government Departments i.e. Health and Social Development, Women and others and Civil Society

    1.2 Host one day Regional Seminar to share lessons learned during the developed of the framework and to pay the way forward for the region

    1.3 Document the process and compile a report based on the two processes

    1.4 Consolidate all input received from all stakeholder and finalise the framework

    3.2 Scope of Assignment and deliverables

    The consultant will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of nine (9) provincial consultative workshops:

    • Prepare materials including a standardized presentation for the provincial consultative workshops
    • Facilitate nine (9) provincial consultative workshop with key stakeholders including other government Departments i.e. Education, Health and Social Development, and others and Civil Society
    • Initiate and attend all meetings with the Steering Committee and the Critical Review Committee. Write and circulate minutes of all meetings
    • Coordinate and facilitate the process of hosting a one day Southern African Regional Seminar. This include the following: drafting of guest lists, invitation, programme, presenting and rapporteuring during the seminar, etc.
    • Submit a report of the Regional Seminar
    • Make recommendations regarding priorities and resource requirements to ensure the implementation of the policy

    4. Expected Deliverables:

    4.1 inception report outlining each individual expectation and deliverable.

    Workshop materials including the programme and a standardized presentation

    4.2 Conduct nine (9) consultative provincial workshops with key stakeholders and support reports per workshop conducted

    4.3 Regular meetings with the Steering Committee and 2 meetings with the Critical Review Committee. The feedback will be guided by the TOR of both these committee

    4.4 Relevant materials for the seminar including invitations, a programme, presentations, etc.

    4.5 Host one Southern African Regional seminar

    4.5 A report submitted on the regional seminar

    4.7 Final national framework

    5. The payment schedule:

    The consultant will be paid upon submission of an invoice based on deliverables achieved.

    · 30% upon submission of an inception report

    · 50% upon complete facilitation of (9) consultative provincial workshops with key stakeholders

    · 20% upon submission of both the final framework and the report of the seminar

    These will be disbursed in three tranches as stated above and each expected deliverable will be signed off by the Chief of Education.**6. Desired Background and Experience**

    The consultant must be a person who has experience in working with both local and international agencies in research, training and documentation. Additionally, the Consultant must possess;

    · Advanced University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related studies or the equivalent in experience

    · Eight year experience in research, education, development and/or gender studies,

    · An understanding of the South African, UN, AU and SADC’s policies and agreements in gender and development will be important

    · The candidate/s will have knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems,

    · The candidate/s will possess at least eight years’ experience in undertaking similar assignments, preferably in Africa

    · Excellent analytical and communication skills, and good writing skills in the English language

    · Proven ability to deliver product efficiently and on time, and

    · Proven experience to work independently with periodic but not constant supervision


    How to apply:

    7. Call for proposals

    7.1 Proposals will be called from service providers in the field who will be able to complete the assignment successfully.

    7.2 The selection of the service provider will be done by UNICEF.

    7.3 The proposals called for to include the following:

    (a) Project Description indicating how the service provider analyses the work that will be done and how to go about in achieving the deliverables. This part should show sufficient evidence that the service provider understands the works assignment at hand; has analysed the amount of work to be done realistically; has the capacity to implement the work assignment; amongst others. A mere repetition of the Terms of Reference is not acceptable.

    (b) Plan of Action against timeframes and the terms of reference provided.

    7.4 In addition to the proposal the following is required from:

    (a) Individual Service Providers

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • P11
    • Personal Details Form (available from UNICEF and only need to be completed by successful candidate)
    • Health Statement (available from UNICEF and only need to be completed by successful candidate)
    • Bank Details (available from UNICEF and only need to be completed by successful candidate)

    7.5

    • The service provider is not allowed to use the materials gathered for this assignment in any other work assignment without the explicit written permission of UNICEF.
    • The service provider will work on her/his own equipment and use her/his own office resources and materials in the execution of this assignment. The consultant’s fee shall be inclusive of all office administrative costs
    • Airport transfers (where applicable) will be covered in accordance with UNICEF’s rules and tariffs.
    • Flight costs will be covered at economy class rate as per UNICEF policies.
    • Any air tickets for travel, will be authorized by and paid for by UNICEF directly, and will be for the attendance of meetings and workshops
    • The consultant will be required to sign a health statement for consultants prior to taking up the assignment

    All proposals shall be submitted electronically to safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org before or on the deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their applications are to be accompanied by the attached completed and signed Personal History form (P11 Form), CV with a clear reference of the individual consultancy assignment being applied for. Applications are to be sent on or before 28 August, 2015 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org

    South African Nationals/candidates who have permanent residence/temporary residence and/or valid work permit for the duration of the contract will be considered.


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