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Job Title: Greenfield Programme Effectiveness Specialist Application Deadline Date: 28 May 2012 Position Location: Lusaka Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Zambia Program/Office Name: Southern Africa Regional Office City/Province: Lusaka Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 160 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFSMNAE-8U3BC2 PURPOSE OF POSITION: To work with the GF Regional Team Leader on GF Strategy formulation, implementation and monitoring/review by designing the Programme Effectiveness innovation components of the Greenfield Project: Community tools and community processes for community assessment, design, monitoring & evaluation; Community capacity enhancement model Economic development approach in the Greenfields. To work on the 11 Greenfield sites coaching the GFTLs and DFs in the process of implementing these components to ensure the achievement of the Greenfield vision (community at the driving seat of the development process) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Improve technical capacity of GFTLs/ DFs / CCAs in understanding community based development process and tools Strengthen continuously the facilitation and program building skills of GFTls /DFs/CCAs. Improve integration by coordinating and engaging with the Organizational and Donor Engagement pillars of GF. Ensure timely implementation of the PE components within Greenfields Liaise and collaborate with all NO support functions to the GF site and ensure that the partnership is strengthened Organizing GF sites learning events for sharing of innovations. To assist in the development of the community capacity enhancement model and training materials for community village organizations. Regular documentation of all sites process/innovations/results accomplished to be shared to all stakeholders. To coordinate and facilitate implementation of the economic development approach in Greenfields KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Honours Degree in Development Studies or any related field Coordination skills of technical advisors/expertise/Development managers. Rich Field Development practical Experience: minimum 5 years of experience Other: Experience with donor-funded PREFERRED: hands-on community projects How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/2E603FAF450013CE882579F7003D4CF3?OpenDocument
Job Title: Chief of Party - National OVC Response Application Deadline Date: 14 May 2012 Position Location: Lusaka, Zambia Position Start Date: 01 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 31 May 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Zambia Program/Office Name: World Vision Zambia City/Province: Lusaka, Zambia Employee Type: Expatriate Job Grade Level: 19 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFSTNLO-8TZ8B2 PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation for the projects to the United States Government (USG). The COP will serve as representative of the project and will be responsible for the activities and all long-term and short-term personnel under this grant. The COP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and will work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in (country of the grant). The COP should embrace the shared USG vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Strengthen the national OVC response through systems strengthening at the central level. Responsible for the activities and representation of the project to the US Government. Management of technical assistance teams. Promote coordination and harmonized planning and implementation of OVC services of key ministries. Strengthening existing government and community OVC structures; bolstering social welfare human resources; and enhancing the policy and regulatory environment for OVC. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: The required attributes of the COP are: a senior manager with a Master’s degree in social sciences, public health or other relevant professional and advanced degree. The proposed Chief of Party must have at least ten years of experience in Public health, including at least three years of experience in social welfare and HIV/AIDS systems strengthening. In addition, a minimum of five years experience as a country/project director in a public health and/or international development project. Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams. Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies. Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects. PREFERRED: The Chief of Party should be able to cultivate and sustain working relationships with government civil society and the private sector. Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries familiarity with USG programs their history and their development mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals ministries and with donor colleagues in country Leadership of large and diverse teams Diplomacy Strong presentation skills Speaking and writing. English speaker preferred. How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/5169B04D00478D86882579F700285543?OpenDocument
Job Title: Regional Education Advisor - SAR Application Deadline Date: 23 May 2012 Position Location: Mbabane Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Swaziland Program/Office Name: Swaziland City/Province: Mbabane Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 168 Recruitment Status: Actively Recruiting Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFSMNAE-8S6FUY PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide technical leadership, coordination and support that helps National Offices enhance the quality of education programming, ensuring that it supports the development and well-being of children, aligns with recommended integrated programming guidance, and synchronizes education strategies in National Offices with the global education strategy framework. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: STRATEGY Lead the development and implementation of an education sector secondary strategy and business plan in support of and in alignment with regional (including sub strategies) and global strategies and priorities Collaborate with other programme effectiveness units and other regional functions to ensure that education is adequately integrated within relevant regional secondary strategies and priorities. Contribute to development of the regional strategy and global sponsorship strategies, priorities and plans ensuring that the education sector priorities are fully integrated and prioritized in the broader strategies Support the National Offices of the region in developing effective education strategies and plans appropriate to their context in alignment with the regional and global strategies and priorities Contribute to organization wide communication and change management processes to support implementation of regional education strategy as part of broader regional strategy communication and change management plan. TECHNICAL & OPERATIONAL SUPPORT Oversee NO participation in further development and refinement of contextualized regional strategy for education that guides and supports the NO education strategies of the region and contributes to further refinement of the global education strategy. Work closely with National Offices providing critical guidance and input in the implementation of strategy in the education sector. Leads the amalgamation of NO - TDI 2 education data for regional reporting on improved child learning outcomes that feeds appropriately into global WV and Education for all data systems on improved child learning outcomes. Contribute to development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to Education sector and provide leadership contextualizing and mainstreaming them within the region. Develops and expands a regional technical assistance network of both internal and external consultants capable of supporting the T/A needs of NO education coordinators and ADP cluster field staff implementing education programming consistent with NO, RO, and GL education strategies. Contribute to development of education sector programme models fully integrated with the development, advocacy and HEA that enable the well being of children. Provide technical leadership and coordination for regional initiatives on education sector which effect multiple offices in the region in alignment with the regional and global strategies and priorities EXTERNAL & INTERNAL LIAISON, COLLABORATION and COORDINATION Act as a strategic regional link and focal point for the Education sector connecting National Offices, Support Offices and Global Center to mutual support. Represents the region in shaping policy and strategy directions for the partnership through the core Business Group of the Education. Provides oversight to the Regional and National Communities of Practice and interest which coordinate learning and collaboration across regional/ NOs implementing similar early childhood, early grade, essential life skills, and/or youth applied skills programming Participate and actively contribute in the partnership forums, working Groups and networks related to education as deemed necessary by regional leadership. Work with regional lines of ministry, sectors and themes and other functions to ensure that it is complementary and effectively integrated within wider ministry of World Vision in the region. Nurtures the development of inter-agency partnerships that that help NOs improve child attainment of functional levels of reading, basic math, and essential life skills. CAPACITY BUILDING Contribute in the development and implementation of an integrated regional capacity building plan informed by regional sponsorship priorities, strategy and capacity assessment. Contribute to and draws on sector-wide training and capacity building systems designed to support the capacity needs of ADP-cluster education staff and their local partner volunteer counterparts. Share / facilitate access to programming resources and appropriate learning and support opportunities for national offices. These may include active involvement in training, engagement of trainers, establishing institutional links, identifying opportunities for staff exchange or mentoring. Advice National Offices on Education sector core competencies and capacity requirements at national level. QUALITY ASSURANCE/RISK MANAGEMENT Engage the National Offices on an ongoing basis to support and ensure that NO education sector initiatives are aligned with the global and regional initiatives. Collaborate with programme effectiveness team in ensuring that design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NO programmes related to Education sector are able to meet the new donor and WV’s programme quality standards, policies and procedures. Ensure mainstreaming of cross cutting issues including child protection, peace building, and other essential life skills Support the National Directors in addressing issues relating to performance, quality and risk in education sector. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Lead the process of continuous learning related to education sector and integration of sponsorship with other lines of ministry and sectors and themes. Encourage mutual learning between National Offices within the Southern Africa Region(SAR) and other regions. Coordinate formation and coordination of regional education network that contributes to strategy action and promotes learning Lead / support research initiatives across SAR, ensuring that core WV approaches are documented and proven effective, contributing to better practices in education sector across the partnership. Contribute to establishment and use of regional data bases and e-resources including regional good practices relating to education sector as part of wider knowledge management strategy. Oversee regional interests in the development, management, and access of its NOs to the digital shellbook open library of best practice teaching and learning resource material designed especially for volunteer tutors supporting improved reading, basic math, and essential life skills learning outcomes GENERAL Work closely with the members of the PMU, QAU and GreenFields (GF) department promoting mutual learning, support and accountability. Contribute and support activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in Christ. Perform any other tasks assigned by the National Director and or Learning Centre Director. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: A degree in Education, Social Science or any related field. At least 5 years of experience in education development programming work. Experience monitoring and evaluating child learning gains Work experience in WV national office at grassroots level Experience in program design and proposal writing In depth knowledge and understanding of DME Knowledge on child development, protection issues and development programming. Knowledge of other various technical sectors of development and how these sectors can be effectively integrated to education sector PREFERRED: A Masters qualification is an added advantage How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/51E29215802E6597882579BA004A32B8?OpenDocument
Job Title: GPO Commodity Buyer Application Deadline Date: 18 May 2012 Position Location: Johannesburg Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2013 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: South Africa Program/Office Name: Global Procurement Office City/Province: Johannesburg Employee Type: Home Country Intl. (HCI) Job Grade Level: 160 Recruitment Status: SS Interviews in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFSHTRN-8RWT8K PURPOSE OF POSITION: The successful candidate must have the appropriate knowledge and business acumen to grow into a strategic procurement level, although he/she will have to execute his/her own transactional data. This is a senior position within the realm of procurement. The Commodity Buyer will be responsible to facilitate a cross functional team [or teams] to optimize total cost of ownership for a specific group of commodities. The incumbent will be facilitating agreement on functional specifications, finding suppliers, negotiating terms, purchasing the goods or services, follow through on the payment process, and measure and report on the relevant Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s). KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead a cross functional team, to optimize the value that strategic procurement can bring (40%) Processes and completes purchase orders; determines prices from available suppliers which meet cost and quality guidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase. This is the daily transactional activity that is required. Becomes knowledgeable in the purchasing system used at the Global Procurement Office (GPO). Sets purchasing savings and operational targets that agree with GSCM Leadership Track realized savings and operational performance against targets Identify and implement performance improvement initiatives continuously Attend management meetings with the GPO team Work alongside the other members of the GPO team Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions Supports internal customers /clients in their procurement needs (20%) Demonstrates a proactive approach in meeting internal customers /clients expectations by creating operational agreements to manage expectations Attends client's/department meetings in support of the client's strategy where GSCM can play a strategic role Participates and contributes in regional SCM forums and professional procurement networks where appropriate Manages communication with management between the Global Centre, Regional Offices and National Offices’ Responds to customers /clients inquiries regarding GPO processes and status of orders Defines and implements procurement strategies for global, regional, and local implementation for specified commodity or commodities (20%) Develops sourcing strategies: Conducts rigorous analysis of spend data and supply market dynamics to identify and prioritize sourcing initiatives Monitors industry pricing complexity through detailed and frequent analysis of assigned commodity items Identifies, explores and develops contingency plans and prime and alternate sources of supply products/services Serves as the Procurement expert for commodities assigned Manages Procurement and Contract Negotiation Processes Facilitates the procurement and bidding process for materials/products/services through formal and informal Request for Quotes (RFQs) and/or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and ensure adherence to policies, guidelines or standards from which vendors are selected Liaise with legal for the negotiation of large agreements to ensure favorable commercial terms, risk mitigation and robust ongoing service level agreements are incorporated Coordinates procurement strategies aligned with Gift-In-Kind operations when applicable Manages supplier relationships and performance (10%) Evaluates actual and potential supplier cost factors (due diligence) to determine price relationships, supply capability, price competitiveness, financial stability and determines their qualifications to provide goods and services Leverages supplier expertise to develop recommendations and value engineering improvements to reduce costs and improve efficiencies Manages /evaluates contract compliance and vendor performance and take necessary corrective actions to strengthen relationship Provides management activity reports on a monthly basis. (5%) Project status reports to management and key purchasing stakeholders (internal customers/clients) Provides monthly activities report Submit monthly key performance indicator reports as identified by GSCM leadership Learning and growth (5%) Identify competency and skills gaps within Procurement function Facilitate Procurement and personal development to close the gaps Provide input into the GSCM Community of Practice (CoP), process manuals and skills development material Provide input and leadership to global, regional and national offices to share leading Procurement and Supply Chain Management KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: University degree in business administration, or procurement / sourcing (i.e. BA, BSc or B.Com degree) Vocational or professional society membership [e.g. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, (CIPS) or equivalents Demonstrate capability in the following technical areas: Strategic Sourcing Negotiation techniques Contracting Purchasing processes Vendor Relationship Management Problem solving Listening skills Service orientation Decision making skills Excellent planning/prioritization skills Ability to multitask and maintain by adapting to change Ability to interact, influence and persuade with all organizational levels and demonstrate a professional presence Demonstrates risk and financial modeling skills Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data Proficiency with Procurement systems and sourcing tools/processes Keen customer focus on internal/external stakeholders PREFERRED: Post Graduate Certification as a professional in procurement / sourcing (e.g. ECBL CIPS ISM etc.) How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/01A1BBA35FAF5D0B882579B200787031?OpenDocument
Position Title: Food For Education Project Manager Application Deadline Date: 15 May 2012 Position Location: Nampula Position Start Date: 15 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 14 Jun 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Mozambique Program/Office Name: Food For Education City/Province: Nampula Employee Type: Expatriate Job Grade Level: 16 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012FCHO-8TNG6T PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide management for the USDA Food for Education Project ($20million three year project) and Ensure all Project targets and grant objectives are met. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate closely with the Commodities departments in WVUS and in WV Mozambique to ensure timely shipping, delivery, distribution, tracking and monitoring of the food commodities. Ensure in coordination with M&E department, regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of the project. Ensure that proper community development practices and “Do No Harm” practices are incorporated and upheld throughout the planning and implementation of the project. Ensure that grant and financial rules and regulations are strictly adhered to and ensure appropriate levels of spending. Create and compile project reports to be submitted to the donor by WVUS, as well as reports for World Vision leadership and regional office. Introduce, implement, and monitor all internal World Vision policies and initiatives that need to be integrated into the project. Ensure that technical specialists are monitoring and disseminating project data collected by field staff in a timely manner. Maintain responsibility for USDA FFE funding streams including commodity value, ITSH Maintain excellent working relations with partners and other contractors. When required, coordinate and host donor and WV US field trips Ensure project activities are in compliance with government rules and regulations. Manage and ensure successful implementation of project Coordinate closely with other NGOs in the area to ensure complementary programming. Ensure a productive and positive relationship with government and partners KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in social science plus 10 years of work experience in international development. Experience in project management, preferably US government grants. Fluency in English. PREFERRED: 3 to 5 years experience working in the field Substantial project management experience with USDA/USAID Education or Commodities based projects (or equivalents) preferably in a post-conflict or conflict zone preferably in Africa How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/E25641E2A5F0AEFA882579EA004F85B9?OpenDocument
Job Title: Food for Education Commodities Manager Application Deadline Date: 18 May 2012 Position Location: Nampula Position Start Date: 08 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 07 Jun 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Mozambique Program/Office Name: Food For Education Project City/Province: Nampula Employee Type: Expatriate Job Grade Level: 15 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012FCHO-8TNDAC PURPOSE OF POSITION: To coordinate all Key commodity business processes within the province in compliance with agreed upon local & partnership standards, policies, procedures and commodity objectives for WV Mozambique. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that commodities component of FFE project is managed well, with high levels of accountability and that food commodities reach intended beneficiaries on schedule and in good condition. Ensure safe, suitable, adequate storage capacity and transport for internal delivery of food commodities from port of Nacala to warehouses and then to schools. Implement mechanisms to ensure effective warehouse operations and commodity storage and commodities tracking Develop and implement capacity building strategy. Undertake spot checks on each field site once a month to ensure standards are maintained – warehouses, project/work sites. Project reporting. Supervise commodity and financial accounting and staff to ensure records are accurate and meet required standards of accountability. Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the mechanism established for delivery of the Commodities Programme objectives in Nampula Province. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: At least a BA degree in a relevant field, likely in development. Demonstrated ability to relate well with local staff and host country government officials Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Ability in Portuguese is highly desirable. Skilled in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Lotus Notes Experience in training and capacity building is highly desired Thorough knowledge of WV commodities tracking system Demonstrated leadership, planning and organizational skills Must be familiar with WV Food Commodity Manual PREFERRED: At least 5 years of experience in commodity. Experience with US government grants and especially food grants is an advantage. How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/C7AFF2B346D323AA882579EA005102D9?OpenDocument
Job Title: Quality Assurance & Business Development Director Application Deadline Date: 18 May 2012 Position Location: Bujumbura Position Start Date: 01 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 31 May 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Burundi Program/Office Name: WV Burundi City/Province: Bujumbura Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 17 IIPP Recruitment Status: Actively Recruiting Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFELNTA-8S6JZG PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide senior leadership and technical oversight in the design, monitoring and evaluation of WVB’s sponsorship and non-sponsorship programs and support the implementation and ongoing refinement of the WVB program strategy. Lead quality assurance and impact in programs through application of innovation and good practices, provision of monitoring tools, capacity building and control. Ensure diversification of funding and growth of WVB. Lead strategy implementation, monitoring and alignment including strategy tracking and reporting KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and review technically sound sectoral approaches and strategies/principles that lead to community based and sustainable transformational development of WV Burundi programs in line with the Integrated Programming Model, LEAP, and other WVI frameworks Lead growth and diversification of funding based on NO strategy, by developing and reviewing concept papers and proposals for various projects and programs for funding in order to achieve WVB’s short-term and long-term goals Develop and maintain effective networking and relationship building with donors and support offices to establish partnerships, market Burundi and seek funding opportunities for the well-being of children, families and communities in Burundi. Provide technical support and leadership in strategy formulation, implementation plan, execution and monitoring to ensure alignment with the Global guidance and the regional strategy based on the landscape context of Burundi. Ensure that strategy drives programming in WV Burundi at all times such that PDDs, Proposals, Annual Operating Plans and budgets (AOPs) are aligned to the approved country program strategy. Ensure quality of programs/projects implementation as per AOPs/DIPs Provide leadership to the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in all WVB programmes, in particular the integration of child protection, CC, gender and Child Well-being outcomes in all ADP assessments and designs. Lead the process of innovation and capacity building of front line staff, developing toolkits and resources for programming, covering all aspects of DME to support Operations and MQ team in line with WVI guidelines and standards. Coach and mentor QA and RD team, conducting assessment, setting personal development goals and providing ongoing support on tools and relevant training resources/material. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: University degree in International Development, Rural Development, Agriculture, Management or a related discipline. · Minimum 7 years senior program development experience with an international NGO including very good proven experience in ADP program designs and proposal writing for large multi-country grants funded by USAID, EC, EU, European governments and UN agencies Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including report/proposal writing. French would be a valuable advantage Ability to engage with governmental, NGO and other senior leaders on issues of justice, child rights and development and maintain effective partnerships Excellent community development & project management skills and thorough understanding of LEAP, the IPM model and ME Partnership frameworks Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead and coach a team of sector specialists in Health/Nutrition, Food Security, WASH & Education · PREFERRED: Masters degree in Development or additional sector-specific credentials (such as agriculture health/nutrition education project management DME). How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/BCC9E129B8609B5D882579BB001E1210?OpenDocument
Job Title: Peace Building Specialist - South Sudan Application Deadline Date: 11 May 2012 Position Location: Juba Position Start Date: 01 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 31 May 2013 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Sudan Program/Office Name: WV South Sudan City/Province: Juba Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 13 IIPP Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Non-family - Staff only Requisition Num: 2012AFEFDRI-8T7KSP PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide technical leadership to peace building programs and issues in World Vision Sudan (WVS) operations. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: To develop WVS Peace Building strategy, policy and action plans in consultation with the Operations Director and WVS Management Define peace building focus areas relevant to WV ministry in South Sudan Create relevant donor liaison and develop proposals to ensure adequate funds for peace building activities as per WVSS strategic guidelines. Provide technical relevant advice to WVSS on peace building issues. To develop appropriate periodic position papers on peace building issues as may be relevant to WVSS. To actively engage with various peace building networks in South Sudan and within the Partnership (peace and reconciliation) and regularly update the National Office. To strengthen WVS representation on appropriate in peace building task forces and networks within South Sudan. To provide periodic macro-economic, conflict and peace building situation assessment and resultant policy analysis to relevant parties. To analyze national and global policies that have critical implications to the ministry of WVSS To build the capacity of WV staff in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of peace building programs. To promote the integration of peace Building issues in all program development work of WVSS. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: A Degree in peace studies, conflict resolution, or similar fields. Minimum five years experience in community capacity building and peace-building, and at least two years in management Extensive experience in models and methods of training, facilitation, capacity building and mediation Thorough knowledge of project management cycle and grant proposal writing Excellent experience in accessing programming resources, especially from donor governments Excellent communications skills both verbal and written. PREFERRED: A Master’s Degree in peace related fields, conflict resolution or similar fields. Excellent understanding of the dynamics of conflict resolution in the context of war and extensive knowledge of South Sudan preferred How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/4116A134C65B7CC0882579DB0072C8F8?OpenDocument
Job # 121147 Job Title Team Assistant Job Family Administration Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Appointment Local Hire Job Posted 07-May-2012 Closing Date 23-May-2012 Language Requirements English [Essential] Appointment Type Background / General description The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a global partnership, administered by the World Bank, with a mission to help poor people gain sustained access to water supply and sanitation services. WSP works in partnership with country client governments, external support agencies, water sector professionals, civil society and private organizations to improve various institutional, technical, economic, financial, and legal aspects of service delivery options and to promote large-scale programs to accelerate service provision to the poor. It also identifies and analyses key sector problems, identifies solutions, documents and shares lessons from the field and disseminates knowledge at local, national, regional and global level. . WSP's Business Plan for fiscal years 2011 to 2015 proposes to contribute to sector outcomes in six strategic areas: 1) scaling up rural sanitation and hygiene; 2) creating sustainable services through domestic private sector participation; 3) supporting poor-inclusive sector reform; 4) targeting the urban poor and improving services in small towns; 5) mitigating and adapting service delivery to climate change impacts; and 6) delivering services in fragile states. WSP has offices in 24 countries across Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and in Washington, DC. WSP is led by a Program Manager located in the World Bank’s Transport, Water and ICT Department in the Sustainable Development Network (SDN) Vice Presidency. The WSP Africa regional office is based in Nairobi. For more information about WSP please visit www.wsp.org. Purpose and Scope of the Job: In Africa, WSP is recognized as a leading source of knowledge and expertise on WSS policy and practices. Through its country and thematic work, WSP-Africa seeks to develop new and comparative bodies of knowledge in areas that are judged most likely to assist achieving the WSS MDGs. Thematic support to countries is consolidated within the framework of national action plans to meet the WSS MDGs, whilst specific country support is focused on neglected sector components, such as rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to the urban poor, and sector finance. WSP-Africa also supports advocacy and sharing of best practice information across the region. WSP’s work in Ethiopia is about supporting country evidence-based decision making for scaling up sanitation and hygiene through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), sanitation marketing and hand washing with soap. This is in particularly in the four regions of Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region and Tigray. WSP-Africa seeks to appoint a Team Assistant who will provide support to the WSP office in Ethiopia, for the effectively delivery of the work program. Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Team Assistant will provide administrative and client support services. Duties and Accountabilities The Team Assistant will: a) Support the implementation of the Ethiopia work program and carry out the full range of office support work, including managing processes and monitoring schedules related to the team’s tasks; anticipate and proactively address client and changing business needs; b) Work with the Ethiopia staff, consultants, WSP-sponsored individuals, and visitors in travel planning, assuring compliance with World Bank and WSP-specific rules, liaising closely with the Finance and Budget officer in Nairobi; c) Coordinate schedules taking priorities into account, monitoring changes, and communicating the information to appropriate staff, inside and outside the immediate work unit, including officials outside the Bank Group; d) Draft routine correspondence and proofread materials using proper grammar, punctuation and style and capable of making full use of shared drive software capabilities; e) Use word processing or desk top publishing skills to produce complex reports, charts, graphs, etc, according to standard Bank formats; Maintains up-to-date work unit project and other files (both paper and electronic). f) Identify and resolve diverse issues/problems especially of an administrative nature, which often require interpretation of existing procedures and processes and independently determine the appropriate action; g) Play a key role in organization and coordination of events nationally in Ethiopia and internationally; h) Participate in mission field work as required, nationally (in the regions) and travel internationally on official business; i) Organize and continually update files, archives, mailing lists, etc., relating to Ethiopia activities, in line with WSP and World Bank standards and requirements; j) Perform additional tasks on an ad hoc basis. Supervision: The Team Assistant will: a) Report to the Regional Team Leader based in Nairobi on all substantive and professional matters. Day to day supervision will be provided by the Ethiopia Country Coordinator and the Administrative and Client Support staff supervisor; b) Operate under the authority of the Country Director for Ethiopia and report to relevant staff of the country office on all matters concerning administration and the World Bank’s relationship with Ethiopia. (S)he will follow all the policies and guidelines applicable to the staff of the World Bank Country Office. (S)he will be provided with an office, PC and telephone connection in the World Bank Country Office; c) Observe all rules and regulations governing staff conduct and employment. Selection Criteria The Team Assistant should: a) Have minimum of High School Diploma but preferably a university degree in a related field with five years of experience in similar or related positions; b) Knowledge of and ability to execute business processes involving diverse and intricate work procedures related to the processing and production of assigned outputs in a timely manner; c) Ability to carry through initiatives independently in the absence of the team leader and respond to requests for information; d) Successfully complete World Bank tests in place at the time of recruitment as required Technical Competencies applicable for this job Technology and systems knowledge - Advanced knowledge and experience working with Microsoft office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc). Has ability and willingness to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills as technology. Project and task management- Good organizational, problem-solving skills and ability to work competently with minimal supervision; Demonstrates attention to detail and quality. Has ability to manage multiple tasks within agreed schedule. Institutional policies, processes and procedures- Demonstrates knowledge of own department’s programs and products, knows key players, understands own role. Displays understanding of WB policies and procedures relevant to the area of assignment responsibilities and is able to apply/implement them. Versatility and adaptability - Demonstrates flexibility and is receptive to the implementation of new solutions. Is willing to stretch own capability. Demonstrates motivation to avail and adapt oneself to effecting change. Client Orientation (ACS) - Exhibits positive and professional client service attitude; is able to understand clients’ needs and complete them professionally. Learning, knowledge sharing and communication (ACS) - Has good knowledge of official unit’s language(s). Ability to write clearly, edit and proofread draft communications. Ability to share knowledge/information across the unit. Business judgment and analytical decision making (ACS) - Ability to manage information and support retention and disposition of information and records. Can search, report, and deliver basic information from various sources and independently respond to basic queries. Drive for Results - Ability to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so. Teamwork - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output demonstrating respect for different points of view How to Apply; http://extjobs.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64273552&piPK=64778863&theSitePK=1058433&JobNo=121147&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=ALL&menuPK=64778838
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