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Job Title:Secretary/accountant, Mogadishu Closing Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012 Background: The Somali Animal Health Services Project phase III - SAHSP III is funded by the European Union and implemented by four partners namely Terra Nuova, FAO, COOPI and VSF-Germany. The objective of SAHSP III is to enhance the animal health delivery services in Somalia to sustain livestock production and trade. This is a countrywide project with field offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa), Puntland (Garowe), and South /Central Somalia (Mogadishu). The field offices are supported and coordinated through a Project Management Unit (PMU) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Tasks and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Area Administrator the Secretary/Accountant will have the following responsibilities: Office work: a) Receive and log mail and documents for the office, and distribute mail and documents on behalf of the Office to staff and partners. b) Monitor and follow up correspondence requiring inputs from the project staff. c) Monitor the calendar of the office. d) Occasionally draft memoranda, or finalize documents for signature. e) Answer calls, receives visitors and staff, and answer queries related to the office. f) Organize office space in coordination with the area administrator, to accommodate additional staff, missions or consultants, g) Manage the TN base (where applicable) and its needs, in conformity with the TN base policy. h) Ensure all supporting staff (office cleaners and security personnel) are satisfactorily engaged in their duties and tasks. i) Ensure a conducive office working environment. Logistical arrangements: a) Make all flight bookings and follow up flight confirmations for project staff and cargo. b) Assist with the processing and follow up of entry visas and work permits for project staff and consultants. c) Prepare all office requisitions of stationary, furniture and equipment, for approval and sourcing. d) Take or record minutes or decision/action points and follow-up as appropriate. Financial Management: under the direct supervision of the area Administrator; a) Timely and accurate processing of payments. This requires the incumbent to receive and analyse payment requests from different suppliers or service providers; b) Obtain signatures, dispatch payments and notify payees; and to follow-up on any problematic payments. c) Timely and accurate processing of receipts and other remittances. This requires the incumbent to deposit cash and cheques in project bank accounts; to create official receipts and deposit documents in the project accounting system. e) Maintain the daily project accountancy (both cash and bank), ensuring all expense supporting documents are captured correctly and filled appropriately. Skills and Qualifications Required: Education: Completion of secondary education. Excellent grasp of accounting principles covering financial accounting, control principles and computer systems, attained after completing relevant accredited courses. Computer training with various spreadsheet programmes using Windows applications and a practical working knowledge of them. Work Experience: At least three years work experience in a large computerised environment depending on qualifications and the relevant field of study of the incumbent. Languages: English is the working language of the duty station. For this post, fluency in English is essential. He/she must be a Somali National. How to apply: All applications for this position should be submitted before the 10th May 2012, addressed to: SAHSP PHASE III – PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT, NAIROBI TEL: +254 20 4445511/2/5958 FAX: +254 20 4443748 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Commodities Officer - Somalia Application Deadline Date: 15 Mar 2012 Position Location: Somalia Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2013 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Early Warning Country Name: Somalia Program/Office Name: Somalia City/Province: Somalia Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 11 IIPP Recruitment Status: SS Interviews in Progress Is this a family post? Non-family - Staff only Requisition Num: 2012AFEFNJE-8RBGNR PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide technical and programmatic assistance to food aid programming in World Vision Somalia, developing food aid proposals which align with World Vision Somalia, FPMG and UN/Somalia Cluster strategies. To establish and oversee systems to coordinate the receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, monitoring, documentation, accounting and reporting of commodities within the standards established by World Vision and food aid donors. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Accountable Food Aid Systems Established and Monitored Food aid programming grants (WFP) prepared with accurate estimations of food requirements and a comprehensive distribution monthly plan based on beneficiary information Verification and registration of beneficiaries in all the commodity projects ensured through the establishment of proper systems and monitoring. Local authorities, partners and food monitors consulted to ensure the availability of a safe environment, and adequate capacity for food delivery and receipt either by airdrops or by trucking for all the commodity projects. Monthly work plans prepared for supervisors to review Food aid staff trained on commodity handling and accountability. On site training for food monitors and food distributors conducted. Monthly physical inventory and reconcile ledger and stack card balances with physical counts figures highlighting a summary of (in ledger), total receipt, total loss or damage and total dispatch as per program category undertaken. (i.e. GFD,SFP/TFP, FFE, FFW & HEA- NFIs), with signing of all stack cards and ledger balances on the date of the inventory. Discrepancies, and losses investigated and where necessary, documented findings submitted reports on the losses to relevant manager. Commodities staff trained Promising staff are trained and that capacity-building plans are put into place. Field-based teams document all commodity transactions daily. Commodity ledgers and stack cards are kept current and free from errors. Field-based teams use tally sheets as daily transactions sheet. Report differences observed between waybills, physically count figures of commodities received. Field-based teams document the type, quantity, condition of commodities received (SFP, FFW, FFE, etc) co-signing (with field-based managers) your signature to waybills and other document accompanying the commodities and provide comment as proof of verification. Field-based teams prepare weekly summary report of daily transactions summarizing daily receipt, loss or damage, distribution and other situation/constraints affecting the operation and submit weekly reports. Prepare and file claims against liable person/agencies counterparts in accordance with WV and WFP standards attaching a loss report for all losses or misuse sustained during the receipt and distribution or transfers. Field-based teams inform (in writing) the WFP Repetitive and Commodity Manager on any deviation of distribution plan. Prepare Monthly Narrative report prepared- highlighting loss/damages and actions-taken when necessary Documentation and FPMG compliance assured Field-based teams document all commodity transactions daily. Commodity ledgers and stack cards are kept current and free from errors. Field-based teams use tally sheets as daily transactions sheet. Report differences observed between waybills, physically count figures of commodities received. Field-based teams document the type, quantity, condition of commodities received (SFP, FFW, FFE, etc) co-signing (with field-based managers) your signature to waybills and other document accompanying the commodities and provide comment as proof of verification. Field-based teams prepare weekly summary report of daily transactions summarizing daily receipt, loss or damage, distribution and other situation/constraints affecting the operation and submit weekly reports. Prepare and file claims against liable person/agencies counterparts in accordance with WV and WFP standards attaching a loss report for all losses or misuse sustained during the receipt and distribution or transfers. Field-based teams inform (in writing) the WFP Repetitive and Commodity Manager on any deviation of distribution plan. Distribution Compliance and Accountability Established Field-teams use tally sheets in all WFP food transactions and ensure that WFP assigned representative signs and stamps the tally sheet for the daily transaction Availability of scooping material at all distribution site for use when necessary. Use approved ration rates an in the correct amount for all food distributions Food monitors commodity assistants and or distribution team members and counterparts adhere to distribution criteria and follow distribution plan accordingly. Beneficiary’s listings are as accurate as possible. Ensure that beneficiaries are aware of their rations. Post and interpret rations scale at distribution sites during distribution Distribution plan, report any delay and or discrepancies that would cause inconveniences to distribution process and beneficiaries are highlighted to management. Field-based teams inspect transport for jagged-edge or protrude metal that would lead to food damage and subsequent losses. Field-based teams follow WVS security and safety procedures while undertaking commodities related activities. Proposal design and Coordination undertaken WVS food aid programming represented and on-going implementation activities detailed at all Nairobi and field-based meetings, sharing activities and plans with appropriate stakeholders. Field-based teams coordinate Commodities programming with appropriate stakeholders including government officials, WFP and other NGOs. Field-based Commodities teams coordinate closely with regional teams to ensure closer coordination. Development of food aid programming with WFP and other donors, this could include undertaking assessments when needed in partnership with Programs team Ensure FPMG and Support Offices are kept well-informed of project implementation KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Degree/Diploma in Business , Social Science, IT/Computer Studies. 2-3 years relief field experience, and clear understanding of WFP or USAID food Aid/Relief support systems Knowledge of WFP Booking procedures and reporting processes. Knowledge of humanitarian industry including SPHERE standards, Good Enough Guide, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). PREFERRED: Strong problem solving interpersonal and negotiation skills. How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/525FD63D0A455E7D882579A400283FA3?OpenDocument
Position Title: Nutrition Manager - Somalia Application Deadline Date: 15 Mar 2012 Position Location: Somalia Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2013 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Early Warning Country Name: Somalia Program/Office Name: Somalia City/Province: Somalia Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 11 IIPP Recruitment Status: SS Interviews in Progress Is this a family post? Non-family - Staff only Requisition Num: 2012AFEFNJE-8RBHXB PURPOSE OF POSITION: To implement nutrition programming through the establishment of OTP, SC and SFP programming. The position is responsible for all aspects of implementation of nutrition programming, including hiring and performance appraisal of new staff, capacity building of Somali staff and local partners, budget and project planning and reporting. The Nutrition Manager will play an active role in assessments, proposal writing, report writing and evaluations to build support to maintain and/or increase the scope of World Vision Somalia’s nutrition programming. The Nutrition Manager will monitor and mentor Somali staff, local partners and community structures to build capacity and ensure quality nutrition programming at the field level. The Nutrition Manager is the key point of contact at the field level and as such, responsible with sharing information on WVS’s on-going and future programming with relevant government ministries, and NGO/INGO coordination mechanisms. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Establishment of procedure for the supervision of emergency nutrition interventions that address management and prevention of malnutrition. Manage multiple integrated health and nutrition projects. Where needs arises, ensure that proposals are raised to meet those needs, This could include meeting with donors to discuss grant opportunities, developing project designs with Programs teams, and developing budgets with Finance team. Needs assessments and surveys conducted, analyzed and data and suggestions made available for appropriate interventions as need arises. Standards/protocols for nutrition interventions for supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs are developed and in alignment with both World Vision and Somali Health and Nutrition Cluster norms. Checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring and shared for SFP. TFC & CTC (CMAM.) Regular statistical reports on nutrition programming provided to Operations, Ministry Quality, Programs team and external stakeholders, including Health and Nutrition Cluster and UNICEF. Progress reports to line manager on project progress; Program team information for reporting purposes to donor; and Finance feedback on finance reports provided. Ensure alignment with financial and administrative procedures are in place while implementing the project activities. Collate, analyze, interpret and disseminate nutrition information to various audiences on a timely basis He or she will be responsible for Human Resource management of staff under his or her care and will ensure that WV Policy is followed Promote local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly To coordinate closely with all sector specialists to ensure integration of programming. In full cooperation with the Commodities Team, hold coordination meetings with UNICEF and WFP to report on progress and plan joint interventions. Actively participate in Nutrition and Health Cluster meetings at field and Nairobi level to ensure World Vision Somalia programming information is shared and request from Cluster mechanisms are responded to in a timely manner. Community Capacity Development and Collaboration Collaborate with local authorities and District Health Board in ensuring linkage between the nutrition programme and the community Work closely with District Health Board and the Village Health Committees to facilitate the implementation of nutrition interventions Assist local health workers and parents/caretakers in instituting therapeutic/supplementary feeding regimes. Assist the Ministry of Health or the local authority to set up and supervise feeding centers and feeding programs. Empower local health workers in community mobilization, active case finding and referral of malnourished children to appropriate nutrition interventions. Training Train local volunteers, staff and local partners in nutrition program operation Field teams are aware of how to conduct nutrition survey at the field level Capacity of nutrition staff built to address issues related to malnutrition within the community Capacity of nutrition staff built in basic project management, this could include, proposal and logframe design; basic budget management, Finance, Administration and Supply Chain policies and procedures KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Master’s degree in relevant field ( international development/ International relations) Experience of working and living abroad Humanitarian standards (SPHERE), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. DEC, g2g training, GoG Training, EuropeAid training, Security training 1-3 years of experience in the field of development issues, humanitarian emergency affairs, preferably with experience in developing countries Good English languages skills, Somali is an asset Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills Must adhere to set security standards PREFERRED: Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/6109C0967AE62236882579A30050FF7F?OpenDocument
Position Title: Chief Executive Officer Application Deadline Date: 22 May 2012 Position Location: Lilongwe, Malawi Position Start Date: 15 Jun 2012 Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 14 May 2020 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Malawi Program/Office Name: MFI City/Province: Lilongwe, Malawi Employee Type: Regular Full-time Job Grade Level: 172 Recruitment Status: Actively Recruiting Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFSJRUO-8QFN67 PURPOSE OF POSITION: To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives; represent the organization and strive to build a positive image in all relevant media. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Board of Directors and Africa Regional Director of Network of MFIs the CEO shall be responsible for: Fund sourcing - Develop, acquire and maintain the necessary grants, credit lines, and other financial and non-financial resources necessary to meet the organization's objectives Financial Management - Coordinate the budget planning process, and prudently manage organizational resources within those budget guidelines Risk management - In coordination with the various departments, establish and maintain an effective internal control and risk management system Community and Public Relations – Develop networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies. Policy formulation and implementation - Formulate and implement guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors and industry regulators Institutional strengthening and capacity building Ensure that the institution complies with each of the requirements of the Central Bank and other regulators To ensure that the vision, mission, purpose, goals, objectives, outputs and policies set by the Board are fully implemented, complied with and met. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Minimum of a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field At least ten years working experience, with two of them in senior management position, in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, or economic and business development institution. Must have a clear understanding and experience of micro-finance industry and technology Experience with transformation/conversion of NGOs/MFIs to become regulated micro-finance bank will be an added advantage Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach Very good communication and marketing skills Good knowledge in economic and financial topics Strong commitment to mission and core values of the MFI PREFERRED: Good analytical and problem solving skills How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/93C7487EE734DC01882579830034506B?OpenDocument
Job Title: VFI Regional Audit Manager - West Africa Application Deadline Date: 22 May 2012 Position Location: any location in WARO where there is a MFI is suitable Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012 Region: Africa\West Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Senegal Program/Office Name: VisionFund international City/Province: any location in WARO where there is a MFI is suitable Employee Type: Home Country Intl. (HCI) Job Grade Level: 16 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFWIVDK-8TVGAX PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position provides leadership to the Internal Audit Function of the Vision Fund International Microfinance Offices in the region. The position has the management responsibility for ensuring that the Audit Functions perform audits that are in compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA) and Vision Fund’s policies and procedures. The primary purpose of the position is to assist in the establishment and management of an independent appraisal function in the VFI MFIs within the respective regions. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Providing leadership to VFI Microfinance Offices Internal Audit Functions Recruit, hire, train and directly supervise the VFI MFI Audit Managers in coordination with the WVI GC Audit & Evaluation Department and VFI. The MFI Audit Managers will report jointly to the RAM and the Chair of the MFI Board Audit Committee. Provide adequate technical oversight to VFI MFI Audit Managers and Internal Auditors in the region. Facilitate the understanding of the role of Internal Auditing at each VFI MFI and within the region. Ensure all WVI Internal Audit standards and VFI MFI policies and procedures are followed by each WV/VFI MFI within the region. Review VFI MFI quarterly internal audit trend reports. Review the Audit plan and quarterly Audit reports for each MFI prior to approval by the local boards. Establish communication lines with the Board Audit committees of the MFIs. Management responsibility for Quality Assurance of Internal Audit functions Schedule and plan regional audit training activities (for example on the job training followed by workshops, if applicable). Develop audit programmes / checklists and training materials as required. Provide adequate technical and other support to VFI MFI Auditors across the Region and work with offices in the region to ensure the professional development of VFI MFI Auditors. Ensure that each Audit Department in the region has trained and knowledgeable staff in all internal audit activities based on WV internal audit standards. Ensure that all audits performed in the region are selected and conducted based on risk analysis. Provide quarterly reports of audit results and semi-annual trends to the VFI Audit director. Provide a consulting and support role to Regional and VFI MFI management. Monitor and provide advice to regional management on how to minimize significant audit risks and material administrative audit findings by supporting Regional management in identifying areas of strength/best practices as well as weaknesses/areas for improvement in each VFI MFI. Advise the Regional VFI Director on critical issues in MFIs. Provide quarterly reports of audit results and semi-annual trends to regional management as agreed. Network and coordinate with the WVI GC Audit & Evaluation Department and VFI Audit Director regarding audit & internal control issues. Coordinate special audits/investigations in the region as needed. Conduct or arrange to conduct special audits when required to do so. Other duties Attend annual WVI GC Audit Conferences as necessary. Maintain 80 units of qualifying continuing professional education every two years. Provide spiritual leadership to the auditors in the region. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor provided that they do not impair audit independence. Attend and participate in devotional and chapel meetings. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: The Regional Audit Manager is required to possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities that may be acquired through a combination of formal courses and cumulative work and audit experience. Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred. Must have at least 7 years experience in auditing (external and/or internal auditing) with audit experience of banking institution preferred. Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required. Strong accounting and financial management skills required. Must be able to travel extensively within the region and internationally, approximately 25-50%. Must have good working knowledge of computerised accounting systems. Must be computer literate in using Microsoft Office programs. Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment. PREFERRED: Experience with non-profit organizations preferred. How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/6B81AC4D29F07E93882579F10047BC8A?OpenDocument
Job Title: REGIONAL GRANTS MANAGER,WEST AFRICA Application Deadline Date: 15 May 2012 Position Location: Senegal Position Start Date: 01 Aug 2012 Region: Africa\West Africa Position End Date: 31 Jul 2014 Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately Country Name: Senegal Program/Office Name: West Africa Regional Office City/Province: Senegal Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 168 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFWMNDE-8TUET2 PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide effective and efficient support to the Regional Finance Director (RFD) in ensuring standards of excellence through financial management, grant management, accountability and integrity in the region. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist RFD to build financial capacity at National/Regional Office especially as it relates to grant management and grant compliance. Ensure succession planning for NO Grant Finance Managers For the NO allocated to this position for direct oversight, assist the RFD to: Ensure National/Regional Offices are monitoring their spending against budget commitments to assure that spending occurs only where there are commitments, to minimize year-end over/under spending and monitor cash flow. Support the region’s financial planning and budgeting Support the NO in developing finance strategies, priorities and plans in alignment with the regional, global strategies and priorities as well as emerging trends. Liaise with SO Finance regarding their trips to the region in collaboration with the NO Finance/Grant Teams; Explore ways to reduce overhead costs on grants to ensure WV’s competitiveness without comprising ministry quality Develop and maintain good professional networks with the NO Grant Managers, SO IPGs, and NO Finance Directors Represent the region in the grants community forum (internal and external to WV) and participate in at least one GGCU working group. Develop a pool of grant experts, create an environment of experience sharing and promote best practices within the region; For the NO allocated to this position for direct oversight: Ensure appropriate financial and monitoring frameworks are in place, and operating satisfactorily, in each National/Regional Office to support WV’s ministry in the region. Involves assisting National Offices designing and improving internal control systems and project accounting systems. Oversee and evaluate the region’s financial performance and efficiency through the quarterly financial scorecard issued by the FRSC; Assist in preparation and review of large scale grant program budgets and plans and closeouts when necessary. Provide guidance on the interpretation of award terms and conditions and donor regulations in collaboration with respective SO; For the NO allocated to this position for direct oversight: Coordinate with NO to assure follow up action on and implementation of audit recommendations and addressing common audit findings. Review grant risk assessment form for new projects in light of mitigating risks; Work with Regional Audit Manager to gather Grant Audit Trend Analysis to promote improved Partnership internal audit results through assuring implementation of audit recommendations and addressing common audit findings; Perform special projects for the RFD as necessary. This could include researching key finance ratios to set benchmarks; developing training material for use by NO/RO finance staff (e.g. CD-ROMS, PowerPoint presentations); identifying alternative options for cost-cutting; researching cost allocation methods within the region; investigate problem areas in RO/NOs; compiling socio-economic data to assist with a model for the effective allocation of resources, etc. Act on behalf of the RFD during their absence. Attend and participate in devotional meetings. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Degree in Finance, Business Admin, or Accounting High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls Knowledge of and experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements Experience in establishing and enforcing common protocols and standards throughout a large organization Senior leadership experience in strategic financial management Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising finance and grant staff Working knowledge of the WV Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices PREFERRED: Bachelor in Finance or Accounting How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/6C9299909E29D450882579F200349B41?OpenDocument
Job Title: People and Culture Director Application Deadline Date: 10 May 2012 Position Location: BAMAKO 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: Mali Program/Office Name: World Vision Mali City/Province: BAMAKO Employee Type: Contract Job Grade Level: 172 Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children Requisition Num: 2012AFWMDCE-8TRJAD PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide leadership and management on all aspects of the organization’s human resource and organizational development functions ensuring the National Office applies the good practice of stewardship by adequately and timely complying to the partnership’s recruitment procedures and guidelines and maximizing utilization of the resources for which they are budgeted for at all levels in the organization; Advise, facilitate and support the country leadership team in establishing country strategies and create organizational culture that encourages and rewards continuous learning and innovation, and which is firmly rooted in WVI’s Vision, Mission and Core Values. The position reports in a matrix to the National Director based in Mali & The Regional People & Culture Director based in Dakar, Senegal. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and facilitate fair and effective recruitment & selection process in WV Mali(including job analyses, job descriptions, and recruitment procedures) in line with Regional resourcing standards. Develop country Human Resources (HR) strategic plan in line with Global P&C strategy & Regional P&C priorities & WV Malil business strategy Develop annual P&C program implementation plan & budget Liaise and attend Trade disputes; represent the organization in proceedings of the Industrial Court and all Ministry of Labour Arbitration, where WV Mali is an interested party in line with Mali’s Labour Laws. Embed a culture of effective performance management that is in line with WVI’s Coaching for Performance (CFP) principles Develop, review and update human resource policies, procedures and systems and ensure that it is within national and WV Partnership standards. Manage compensation & benefits in line with WV Global Total Rewards Policy Lead, develop and facilitate effective corrective action procedures in WVM – including resolution of staff conflicts and grievances, and ensuring that staff have access to appropriate counselling interventions, as required. Ensure appropriate staff support and care through various relevant initiatives including the implementation of a Staff Care Management/ Peer Support Program. Establish a human resource information system that will ensure confidentiality and systematic documentation of information to enhance management decisions Network with other NGOs and organizations and identify potential resources that could contribute to WVM’s initiatives. Effectively participate as a member of the National Senior Leadership team. Effectively participate as a member of the Regional People & Culture Leadership Forum KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: REQUIRED: Masters degree preferably in Human Resources/Occupational Psychology, Business Administration with specialisation in HR or relevant equivalent Knowledge of and/or experience across the portfolio desirable as a generalist HR background. The following specific experience would be beneficial: At least 8 years related HR leadership experience Has managed a sizeable team successfully & has carried responsibility for developing staff. Has a special interest in diversity & inclusion. Senior HR generalist with experience of working in a fast paced environment Has had project administration experience Human resource auditing, skills Knowledge and/or experience of implementing Talent management, diversity & inclusion programs Experience with work force planning models or systems Worked on the implementation of an Human resources information systems Ability to conduct surveys and assess learning and development program design and content. Training delivery skills Excellent verbal & written communications skills Knowledge and application of labour law is essential PREFERRED: WV or NGO experience How to Apply; https://jobs.wvi.org/webjobs.nsf/WebPublished/CB4850BAA1132467882579F00029E846?OpenDocument
Job Title:Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 Department/ Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Duty Station: MOGADISCIO Posting Period: 26 April 2012-26 May 2012 Job Opening number: 12-HRA-OCHA-23611-R-MOGADISHU (X) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for Somalia. The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Head of Office in Mogadishu, under the overall leadership of the Head of Office for OCHA Somalia. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Provide substantial assistance in the implementation of inclusive, field-level humanitarian coordination mechanisms, including liaison with relevant UN operational agencies, NGOs, and local authorities; • Assist in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the designated county’s humanitarian work plan (usually expressed through the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP)/ Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP)); • Assist in the regular monitoring and analysis of developments in the designated country and support the preparation of analytical reports highlighting social, political, humanitarian and other relevant factors affecting the overall humanitarian situation; • Draft and prepare regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts; • Monitor humanitarian risks to ensure that the various contingency plans are consistent and well-coordinated including availability of resources; • Support inter-agency contingency planning; • Support advocacy initiatives on issues impacting humanitarian needs and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with humanitarian partners, government officials, and media, development of appropriate strategies, etc.; • Provide substantial support to sector / cluster working groups as required and facilitate exchange on cross cutting issues; • Facilitate substantive linkages between emergency response, preparedness/prevention, rehabilitation and ongoing recovery programmes as well as with other related areas such as peace building, human rights, etc.; • Support the collection of field information to improve coordination activities and information products such as who does what where and inter-agency reports; • Assist in matters related to natural disasters, including drafting situation reports and flash appeals, preparing costs plans for cash contributions made by/through OCHA and final reporting on their use; participation in/support to UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) missions; • Facilitate / participate in interagency assessment missions to build consensus on sector and geographic priorities; • Liaise with humanitarian partners on the collection of information to effectively map areas of humanitarian needs and response activities in support of coordination efforts; and track information required for early warning of potential conflict and conflict-related vulnerability; • Support and participate in assessments, lessons learned and evaluations; • Participate in the work planning process and assist in managing the daily operations of the Field / Sub-Office including support for resource mobilization as well as financial, administrative and security (Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) / Minimum Operating Residential Security (MORSS)) management, as required; • Support human resources planning and management in field and/or sub-offices including: recruitment, supervision and support of junior and/or national staff; • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Head of Office or his/her designate. Competencies • Professionalism: -Sound knowledge of and exposure to the field of humanitarian assistance, protection and human rights issues, strong analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyse the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response -Ability to identify humanitarian-related issues and to use knowledge/judgement in resolving potential problems, including ability to evaluate information from a variety of sources to assess the impact of the humanitarian situation in assigned field duty station/area/region -Good understanding of institutional mandates, policies and guiding principles related to humanitarian affairs and humanitarian reform and of the institutions of the UN system, in particular, the mandate and core humanitarian polices of OCHA; and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. - Thorough knowledge of civ-mil affairs to coordinate with AMISOM and other military actors on the ground. - Experience in preparation of the Consolidated Appeals Process. Good coordination skills for building partnerships with NGOs, local and international (Medecins Sans Frontieres, International Committee of the Red Cross, etc.). Sound knowledge of gender issues such as Gender Based Violence and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (GBV and PSEA). • Planning & Organizing: -Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies -Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required -Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work -Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning -Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary -Uses time efficiently. • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments -Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards -Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules -Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments -Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, inter-agency coordination, programme/fund management in the humanitarian and/or development context or in other related area is required. At least three (3) years of professional experience at the international level are required. Relevant professional field experience (a field setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) especially in a high risk area and in a complex emergency situation is required. Experience in producing substantive analysis/reports is required. Relevant professional experience within the UN common system is desirable. Previous professional experience in the region is highly desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic, Turkish, or Somali is desirable. Assessment Method Evaluation of qualified applicants may include assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview. Language skills may be assessed during the competency-based interview as appropriate. Special Notice This position is funded for a period of at least one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. 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. How to Apply; https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=23611&
Job Title:Junior epidemiologist, Mozambique Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012 Short Description SolidarMed is a Swiss NGO working towards improved health of people in Africa. Its aim is to strengthen local health systems in a sustainable manner. Since 1995. SolidarMed supports the health care system in the province of Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique, one of the poorest regions of the world. SolidarMed works on: - Primary healthcare with a focus on maternal and neonatal health - Improvement of HIV/Aids services -Community health SolidarMed is looking for a junior epidemiologist to develop and implement a comprehensive programme monitoring and evaluation strategy for the country programme and lead the various operational research initiatives within the country programme. Country Mozambique Workplace Chiure or Pemba, Province Cabo Delgado Duration 2-3 years Starting Date Summer 2012 Main Tasks - Development, implementation and streamlining of Programm monitoring and evaluation - HIV, community health und Maternal-Neonatal Health database set up and quality control - Set up and lead smaller and integrated operational studies in Koordination with the Projekt managers in the respective areas (HIV/Maternal-Neonatal Health/ Community Health) - Take an active role in existing/ongoing studies within the country programme (e.g. IeDEA network, etc...) - Analysis and interpretation of available data Knowledge Management/Exchange - Taking leadership on various pending and new publications - Set up a research network at province level , foster research and play an active role in a possible set up of a provincial research unit (not financed yet) - Recognizing opportunities To best fit in our interdisciplinary team - PhD in Epidemiology or equivalent - Previous Experience in working in developing countries - Experience in field epidemiology and research - Good intercultural communication skills and networker - Sound ability to work in teams within and across institutions - Ability to work independently and with rigour - We seek a dynamic and structured person - Fluent in English and Portuguese (written and oral); if Portuguese not yet spoken: Italian, Spanish or French and the readiness to learn Portuguese - Sound computer skills and knowledge of statistical packages as well as organisation of data entry forms - International driving licence How to apply: Postulation address email: email@example.com Information Dr. Michael Hobbins Telephone: 0041 41 310 66 60 website www.solidarmed.ch Job-ID MOZEPI2012
Job Title:Somalia experts, Somalia Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012 Call for Consultants – Somalia Experts Geopolicity Inc is an established international management consultancy group based in the United Arab Emirates, specializing in political and economic intelligence in the fragile state context. We focus on national programs with central government, with an emphasis on policy and strategy development. You can learn more about Geopolicity Inc. and our work at our website www.geopolicity.com alongside information on sample projects and publications. Geopolicity Inc. wishes to expand its Consultants Database for emerging programs in Somalia (Somaliland, Puntland and South Central) We are currently looking for the following experts: Program Managers Economics, Growth Diagnostics, Value Chain Analysis Data Collection and Analysis (including face to face surveys) Enumerators (including trainers and supervisors) Communications and Outreach Capacity Building Data Management Systems Household Survey Design & Implementation Business Start Up (registration & licensing) and Enabling Environments Consultant requirements include:- Career professionals (minimum of 5 years of relevant experience) Minimum of Masters Degree in a relevant discipline (except Data Collection position) Professional experience in the areas of specialization, ideally with the World Bank, IMF, USAID, DFID, EU Experience in Somalia preferred Working with international development partners and government Ability to synthesize and organize complex information from a number of sources into a comprehensive policy orientated document Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills, as well as proven ability to communicate orally and in writing with senior government officials How to apply: Applications outlining relevant experience, a copy of your latest resume, details of availability and proposed fee rate should be sent to Donna Howstan, Head of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the position for which you are applying in the subject of your email.
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