Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Job Title:Consultancy - Assignment for National, Communication Section, South Sudan Closing Date: Monday, 21 May 2012 UNICEF Southern Sudan Area Office Totto Chan Compound Juba, Sudan Consultancy assignment UNICEF South Sudan Country Office: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), South Sudan Country Office, is seeking to hire a qualified consultant to provide technical assistance to help in strengthening the capacities of the radio programming in South Sudan. It aims to strengthen radio networks and outreach, dissemination of key messages as well as to ensure child centred radio programmes. Documented processes, frameworks and lessons learned during the consultancy will feed into the development of context-specific radio production tools, key message and framework for child participation in media and radio programmes in South Sudan. Duty station: Juba Reporting to: Communication for Development Specialist under Strategic Communication Section Duration of Contract: 11 Months (44 weeks). Fees Level: Corresponding to NOB Main Duties and Responsibilities: Mapping and linkage Develop a list of existing radio programmes for linkages Mapping of radio stations and their coverage area Develop relations with media / radio agencies, negotiate and coordinate partnership arrangements with them and develop proposals for support to disseminate messages in varied formats Develop content for radio programmes in collaboration with sectoral programmes Pre testing of content with intended audiences Finalise the content in consultation with Strategic Communication Section Monitor and provide feedback on the extent of the reach of the radio programmes Produce ready-to-use information package with key behavioural messages for radio programmes Produce dissemination plan of contents for non-radio coverage areas (e.g. use of MP3 player etc.) Child Participatory Radio programmes Identify key radio stations and partners to introduce child participatory programmes Coordinate and develop information package for child participation guidelines and key messages Organize workshop for radio programmers on child participatory programmes Initiate atleast 1 child participation programme with a radio station. Deliverables: 1. Monthly reports on progress made on the specific tasks as outlined above. 2. List of radio stations and their coverage 3. Partnerships developed with at least two radio networks / stations 4. Standard guidelines and tools like radio handbook and child participation developed for adaptation 5. Radio programme content in varied formats – at least 6 programmes developed 6. Monitoring report from field visits 7. At least one workshop held on radio guideline/ child participation. Minimum Qualifications and Experience: The consultant will be an experienced Communication professional with similar assignments preferably in South Sudan The consultant will possess a relevant degree with a minimum of two years of training Proven ability in Mass media and experience in humanitarian response Ability to assimilate and communicate complex messages in an engaging and child-friendly manner Awareness and/or experience with UNICEF's humanitarian principles and UNICEF's activities in Southern Sudan Experience working in a conflict/ post-conflict environment desirable Fluency in English and another UN language Formal training or the equivalent experience in Mass Media with a minimum of 2 years of work experience Competencies required: Excellent communication skills Creative thinking, drive for results and strong commitments. Good inter-personal relationship even in diverse work environment and professional background Added advantage: work experience in Southern Sudan How to apply: Submission of Applications: Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and completed United Nations Personal History (P-11) form, as well as the two most recent performance appraisal s or performance evaluation reports to: UNICEF South Sudan Country Office, Human Resources Unit via email: email@example.com A blank UN Personal History Form (P11) in MS Word format is attached. All applications are treated with strict confidentiality. The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 May 2012. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Job Title:Logistician/Administrator - Head of base, Leer Unity State, South Sudan Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 Solidarités International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 30 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter – by carrying out emergency programmes followed by longer-term reconstruction projects. Whilst fully respecting the assisted populations' customs and culture, Solidarités International's programmes are implemented through the joint expertise of around 180 expatriates and 1500 local managerial staff and employees. Solidarités International is currently present in Africa (Central Africa n Republic, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Liberia, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire), in Asia (Afghanistan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan) and in Haiti. OUTLINE OF POSITION : The Logistician/ Administrator supervises all logistics and administration for the Leer field operations in Unity. S/he works in close cooperation with and under the technical guidelines set forth by the Logistics and Administrative Coordinators, and under the direct responsibility of the Field Coordinator. He/she is in charge of life on the base and ensures good communication between the different services. He/she is also responsible for implementation of security guidelines and contingencies set forth by the Field Coordinator and head of Mission and s/he ensures compliance with all of Solidarités International's rules and procedures. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FINANCE AND ACCOUNTANCY Manage monthly budget follow up in liaison with the Administrative Coordinator and collaboration with Program Manager in Leer Manage and monitor monthly program and support expenditures, provide monthly a cash forecast, and send regular financial reports to Administrative Coordinator Ensure that a proper record of expenditures receipts, requisitions, and all other accountancy documents are clearly managed Insure that cash flow between Juba and Leer is properly organized, planned and that all payment are dully documented Insure that donors rules and regulations are respected HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Set clear objectives and conduct formal performance appraisals Recruit/dismiss staff Maintain up to date job descriptions, employment contracts, staff salaries, holiday schedules, sick leaves etc. Insure the respect of SI rules and regulations for the national staff as South Sudan Labour Laws Follow up with administrative of the whole staff: trainings, salaries, leaves, medical reimbursement, etc. Ensure the performance evaluations are conducted regularly Engender team spirit and build staff capacity through training and consultation Logistics Organize follow-up tools according SI procedures Ensure logistics procedures are respected by everyone In charge of the purchase supply, in liaison with the Logistics Coordinator Responsible for the stock management Responsible of the organization of transport, whether for passengers or freight Responsible of the state park management and maintenance of all assets of the project (communication, IT, vehicules etc.) SECURITY MANAGEMENT ON THE BASE Be responsible for team and goods security on-base, under the supervision of the Field coordinator Monitor and analyze the security situation and ensure it is understood by the teams Under the supervision of the head of mission, ensure that all security-related documents and procedures are updated regularly Ensure the immediate management of any security incidents that may occur on the base and immediately inform the Field Coordinator REPORTING / COMMUNICATION / REPRESENTATION Ensure good communication between the Leer and coordination offices Collect and compile operating information and team reports and send them to coordination according to the defined schedule Be the official Solidarités International representative on the base for aid workers, local and political administrative authorities, civil society and the media Prepare weekly report and submit logistics, administrative and financial inputs to the Program Manager Prepare administrative, financial and logistics reports on monthly basis to the Field Coordinator and Juba coordination team Expériences / Formation du candidat Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent Experience: Minimum of 1 year in logistic management experience and some administrative management experience as well in humanitarian relief contexts Demonstrated knowledge SI procedures, preferably experienced in a developing country Experience in team management and HR Experience in security management and instable environment Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, preferably with experience in supporting emergency response Management and supervisory experience Previous experience in Southern Sudan is major advantage Technical skills and knowledge: Knowledge of mechanics, radio and satellite communication equipment, computers (Hardware and software) Knowledge in administrative and financial management Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Knowledge of Solidarites rules, tools and procedures is an asset Strong management and training skills Strong initiative with solid organisational, diplomacy and communication skills Stress management skills: Ability to work under pressure, with peak of heavy work load, Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation, Driving licence Langues parlées du candidat Fluent English : speaking, reading and writing skills, Arabic is an asset Other desirable qualities: Commitment to the fundamental principles of Solidarités International charter and ethos Ability to live in insecure environments Durée du contrat 12 months beginning 10 June 2012 Salaire / Indemnité Salaried post: from 1400 euros gross per month, according to experience, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 500 dollars. Solidarités International will cover accommodation and travel expenses from the expatriate's home country to the site of the assignment. 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. 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). How to apply: Please send us a CV and cover letter, either through our website or via the following link : https://emea2.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?I....
Job Title:Grants Manager, Juba Closing Date: Sunday, 20 May 2012 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. South Sudan, an independent nation since 9 July 2011, is emerging from decades of brutal civil war rooted in disputes over religion, ethnicity, resources, governance and self-determination. The security situation remains fragile and testing operational challenges abound. IRC has been in South Sudan since 1989 and currently operates in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Unity, Jonglei, Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria states. SCOPE OF WORK: The Grants Manager provides day-to-day oversight of core donor reporting, information management and grants management capacity-building efforts. The Grants Manager also provides key support to the Grants Coordinator in the development of high quality funding proposals, programmatic and budgetary monitoring, compliance with donor and internal IRC rules and regulations and other key functions as needed. RESPONSIBILITIES: The grants manager shall: Lead day-to-day aspects of donor reporting processes to ensure the timely submission of high quality programmatic reports and coordinate with Grants Budget Officer to ensure timely submission of financial reports. Build grant management capacity of field staff by facilitating training, and providing one on one follow up support, in report writing, proposal development and other topics. Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, timely submission and updating of internal IRC documentation and other Grant Unit tools. Monitor and facilitate compliance of programs with donor and IRC requirements and raise issues affecting external/internal compliance to the Grants Coordinator Support the Grants Coordinator in the development and coordination of high quality proposals for submission to donors and lead the process as requested by the Grants Coordinator. Assist the Grants Coordinator in preparing, reviewing and documenting memoranda of understanding, contracts of grant agreements and external modifications to any partnership agreements as needed by the IRC Southern Sudan Country Program. Support the Grants Coordinator and Senior Management Team in preparation and follow-up of grants operations meetings. Support the Grants Coordinator in other key grants management, program development, monitoring and evaluation, communications and external relations activities as requested. REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree, preferably in public health or international relations; or relevant experience; At least 2 years of international work experience in relief or development programs; Prior grants management experience and familiarity with USG (USAID/OFDA/BPRM), European (ECHO, SV, Danida, Sida), DFID and UN (UNHCR) donor regulations, procedures and requirements; Familiarity with international standards for key program areas (health, protection, gender-based violence and livelihoods); Excellent written English skills and familiarity with budgeting using MS Excel; Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines; Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written; and Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment. How to apply: Please apply online: www.ircjobs.org or http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7962
Job Title:Deputy Chief of Party, Juba Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 Deputy Chief of Party South Sudan This position is contingent upon funding Description: Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for a five-year USAID-funded transition and conflict mitigation program in South Sudan to strengthen South Sudanese confidence and capacity to address the causes and consequences of political conflict, violence, and instability. Objectives will focus on building capacity of civilian state authority; promote increased access to information and engagement of citizenry in support of political and peace processes at the local level; and engage at-risk youth and other vulnerable groups in productive social and economic activities. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will be responsible for all programmatic aspects of the program as well as for supporting the Chief of Party in managing and overseeing the program. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide programmatic leadership to the grants and short term technical assistance aspects of the program; Support the Chief of Party in managing and overseeing the program; Supervise the activity development of the program; Manage and mentor staff; Ensure appropriate grant and short term technical assistance design; Assure that procedures are established and complied with for grant and short term technical assistance development, grant worthiness, grant and short term technical assistance implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and closing; Serve as the Deputy Chief of Party and a point of contact for current information about activities. Qualifications: A minimum of 6 years of experience working on projects in a related role (grants, sub-grants, or small grants under contract, and short term technical assistance) and with demonstrated supervisory experience; Experience with activity design as well as creation and management of development-type projects; Considerable experience in community participation-type projects as well as those that are focused on conflict and political transition; Capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local South Sudanese politics in order to guide the program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to current conflict dynamics and political events and to ensure that activities are appropriately implemented, monitored, evaluated, and closed-out. US Government program management experience preferred; Experience working on South Sudan is a plus; Education and Experience Requirements: Masters in social sciences, or other relevant field; Minimum 6 years of technical experience overseeing projects with complex and challenging field operations; Relevant background and experience in the technical area of the program; Fluency in English is required; To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx?__vt=ExtCan How to apply: To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx?__vt=ExtCan
Job Title:Chief of Party, Juba Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 Chief of Party South Sudan This position is contingent upon funding Description: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for a five-year USAID-funded transition and conflict mitigation program in South Sudan to strengthen South Sudanese confidence and capacity to address the causes and consequences of political conflict, violence, and instability. Objectives will focus on building capacity of civilian state authority; promote increased access to information and engagement of citizenry in support of political and peace processes at the local level; and engage at-risk youth and other vulnerable groups in productive social and economic activities. The Chief of Party (CoP) will meet responsibilities more traditionally associated with a Chief Operating Officer. The successful candidate will be able to make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. Key responsibilities for the Chief of Party position include the following: Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership, program and organizational management, oversight, and close communication with USAID; Make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity; Report implementation progress and quality of performance in meeting the small grant undertakings in this program; Oversee grant activities including supervision of the program staff ensuring appropriate grant design; Ensure establishment and compliance of procedures for grant development, grant worthiness, grant implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and grant closing; Supervise the Operations Manager who is responsible for all operations (administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial, and database oversight). Qualifications: A minimum of 10 years of experience supervising complex and challenging field operations in closed societies, conflict environments, fragile or transitional countries, and/or war-torn societies; Demonstrated experience with similarly complex projects in African countries; Preferred relevant background and experience in one technical area of the program; Strong leadership skills and experience managing large, interdisciplinary teams; demonstrated problem-solving skills; and demonstrated experience in coordination and collaboration with a broad set of stakeholders; Prior experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program; Previous experience designing, awarding, and managing grants, preferably in-kind; Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out; Past experience hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs; Evidence of being a â€•hands-on manager; Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting), and procurement; Experience with activity design, development, and implementation. How to apply: To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx?__vt=ExtCan
Job Title:Field site manager, Pochalla, South Sudan Closing Date: Friday, 01 June 2012 International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situation s, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. PROGRAM BACKGROUND With funding from the US State Department Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), International Medical Corps is currently implementing WASH and primary health programs in Pochalla, Jonglei State. IMC's programs aim to improve access to primary health services , ensure immunization coverage, and provide access to safe water and sanitation infrastructure for Ethiopian refugees and host communities in and around Pochalla. JOB SUMMARY The primary function of the Field Site Manager is to supervise all program activities these sites, inclusive of supervision of staff, requisition of supplies, inventories, and financial record keeping for the site. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Oversee the operations of site office, which includes program management, administration, financial, logistics and security. 2. Ensure field site activities are conducted in timely, cost-effective and quality manner. 3. Represent International Medical Corps and liaise with local authorities, the UN, and NGOs to promote IMC programs, facilitate successful coordination of activities, and ensure transparency in the community. 4. Prepare monthly reports to the Medical Director and quarterly and semiannual reports according to donor requirements and International Medical Corps procedures. 5. Identify new projects and make recommendations to the Senior Management Team (SMT). 6. Participate in writing and reviewing concept notes and proposal applications. 7. Prepare annual work plan and budget that identify key objectives, responsible staff, deliverables and potential roadblocks. 8. Oversee field site operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with International Medical Corps policies and procedures, donor regulations and local laws 9. Monitor, evaluate and report on all program activities to the SMT. 10. Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified field national staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors. 11. Maintain frequent communication with SMT to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated. 12. Work with Medical Director, Senior Program Manager, Finance and Admin Director, Security and Logistics Coordinators to ensure the coordination of International Medical Corps programs. 13. Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community. 14. Monitor security level and consult with the Regional Security Coordinator to upgrade or downgrade security level. 15. Collaborate with local agencies to aid with security management . QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master's degree in relevant field (public health, management, international development, engineering or similar) or nursing/medical degree; 2. Previous experience of implementing health and WASH projects, with at least 3-5 years of relevant project management experience; 3. Previous work experience in emergency setting with at least 3-5 years experience in an international organization; 4. Previous relevant experience in Africa – South Sudan experience highly valued; 5. Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to design and plan projects; 6. Program development experience a plus; 7. Understanding of participatory methodologies for project design, implementation and evaluation; 8. Experience working with host governments, INGOs and national NGOs and familiarity with international humanitarian operations; 9. Good organizational and project management skills and the ability to anticipate project needs; 10. Proven ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment; 11. Professional fluency in spoken and written English; 12. Very good knowledge of logistics and admin/HR; 13. Basic computer skills-Microsoft Office. CONDITIONS 1. Accommodation, food and transportation provided by the organization. 2. Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by the organization. 3. Further information regarding security and situation on the field available during the interview process. 4. While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. the employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Regular work in outdoor extreme weather conditions. How to apply: To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx And complete the online employment application form.
Job Title:Donor relations coordinator, Juba Closing Date: Sunday, 03 June 2012 Introduction South Sudan emerged as the world's newest nation in July 2011, amidst jubilation and celebration, crowds took to the streets to welcome their new country into being. Less than a year down the track and the situation for the people of South Sudan is precarious, with escalating conflict on top of the inheritance of some of the worst development indicators in the world. Generations of children were affected by the past decades of conflict and now the future of a new generation of children is in jeopardy. Save the Children is a child rights organisation working in 9 of the 10 states of South Sudan, in the themes of Education, Child Protection, Nutrition, Health and Child Rights Governance, and we need dedicated and highly capable staff to work with us at this pivotal time. Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we are able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education, can be guaranteed. This is a crucial, difficult and very rewarding period in which to make a change to children's lives, in one of the poorest and most troubled countries on earth. Job Purpose The Donor Relations Coordinator (DRC) is to provide a coordinated, responsive and clear interface between donors and Save the Children in South Sudan (SCiSS). This is has high-level responsibly within the organisation on external representation. A key aspect of this role is to work between the departments within SCiSS, to maintain high-functioning relationships with donors and also Save the Children member offices, to ensure timely and clear information flows and communications to donors, contribute to the formulation and maintenance of the Country Funding Strategy and to support on sourcing and securing funding for the SCiSS programme as required. Key accountabilities Management of restricted funds and donor relationships Coordinate communications and relations as Save the Children South Sudan with existing donors, and as needed with prospective donors. Act as focal point within SCiSS with donors and members (for members, this is vis-a-vis funding), including responding to information requests, and pro-active sharing of SCiSS external sitreps and field information to donors as to the in-country situation. Track donor requests and ensure full, accurate and timely response is returned to them and a professional, positive and responsive relationship is maintained. As needed, provide support to the Grants and Programme Implementation departments to monitor grant progress, and proactively flag issues to be raised with donors, such as the need for contract amendments, no-cost extensions and budget realignments, advising on any donor-specific requirements which might apply. Act as a gatekeeper in SCiSS in terms of ensuring quality and timely submission of reports, and work with Programme Implementation and Grants staff to continuously improve the quality of donor reports. Working with the Programme Development & Funding Coordinator and the Grants Manager, to build knowledge of programme implementation & logistics staff on donor conditions, especially for high-risk grants. Coordinate and accompany donor visits to field programmes, ensuring follow up on issues and undertakings arising from these visits. In-country fundraising and proposal development Work closely with the Director of PD &A and programme development team to create and secure country funding strategy built on longer term rather than short term "symptom based" funding approaches. Support Director of PD&A and Programme Development and Funding Coordinator (PD&FC) to identify and develop opportunities with existing and new donors and funding mechanisms, and maintain strong relationships with existing donors, building interactive relationships and presenting the Save the Children in-country strategy to their particular interests and expectations. Conduct ongoing donor mapping and research, intelligence gathering and analysis of external funding trends and feed this to Country Strategy/Country Annual Planning so as to inform and align funding strategy. Support the PD&FC as needed on development and submission of donor proposals. This requires working closely with programme development and technical advisory staff in order to advise and support them to understand and meet donor requirements and take account of donor feedback during the development process. Other duties as directed. Information and systems management Design and circulate user-friendly Donor Reporting Schedule (DRS) and ensure all responsible (programme, technical, grants and finance) staff have an updated DRS monthly, with reports due over subsequent 3-month period highlighted. Provide regular management information on the status of donor relations, risk areas, learning points and solutions, to SMT, Contribute to quarterly reports on the AOP and coordinate the submissions as needed. Support Finance Manager to prepare for the monthly grant monitoring meetings, and have a general overview of the progress of grant spend and implementation. Working Contacts External: Donors, SC members, NGO staff, and UN agencies Internal: Director of Programme Implementation, Director of Programme Development and Advocacy, Regional and Head office, Area Programme Managers, Grants Managers, Technical Advisers Person specification Essential Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) with advanced diplomacy skills. A high-level networker and relationship builder, both external, and internal, to the organisation Degree, preferably in international relations, communications or an Arts/Social Science field, or comparable experience At least 3 years of international, NGO, field experience: with specific demonstrable experience in programme management and/or donor relations Knowledge of US (USAID/OFDA/BPRM), DFID, EU (ECHO) and UN (UNHCR, UNICEF) donor regulations, procedures and requirements Excellent written English skills and familiarity with all key computer applications, including strong ability with Excel. Understanding of budget management and monitoring with good ability to 'read' and interpret budget monitoring reports to check for upcoming issues. Excellent organisational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment Commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children and a desire to make real change in the lives of children in South Sudan Willingness to travel to the field A sense of humour Patience Desirable. Prior work experience in a high-profile crisis or conflict setting How to apply: To apply for this position, visit our website (http://www7.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_savethechildren01.asp?newms=info1) and apply for position 7214.
Job # 121194 Job Title Public Health Spec. Job Family Health, Nutrition & Population Location Bangui, Central African Republic Appointment Local Hire Job Posted 11-May-2012 Closing Date 28-May-2012 Language Requirements English [Essential]; French [Essential] Appointment Type Background / General description The Africa Region, Technical Health Unit (AFTHE) is currently seeking a Public Health Specialist to support the Implementation of both the Impact Evaluation and the Results based Financing Project in Bangui, CAR. Central African Republic (CAR) has made little progress towards achieving the MDGs. In fact, most key indicators of maternal and child health and nutrition have stagnated or worsened since 1990. CAR is seriously off-track for reaching the child mortality MDGs. CAR is not on track to achieving the health MDGs. About 176 of every 1,000 babies die before age five, while about 106 of every 1,000 infants born die before their first birthdays . As a result of political and social unrest in the last decade, the maternal mortality ratio increased to an unprecedented level of 1355 in 2003. It then decreased sharply to 540 in 2006. Yet, the target of 171 deaths per 100,000 in 2015 will not be achieved. HIV prevalence, among adults, is estimated at 15-18%, with peaks of 25 to 30% in the forest and diamond areas of western CAR. The Total Fertility Rate also remains high at 4.8 births per woman as of 2008 . Rural areas are considerably worse-off in terms of health than urban areas. To illustrate, the Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) is 126 per 1,000 in urban areas compared to 199 per 1,000 in rural areas. Similarly, the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is 119 per 1,000 in rural areas compared to 79 per 1,000 in urban areas . Promising results from Performance Based Financing (PBF) programs implemented in a number of countries in Sub Saharan Africa suggest that PBF may help to address many of these challenges. CAR will pilot a Result based Financing Project in nine prefecture, covering a population close to 2.5 million inhabitants. The objective of the project is “to increase the utilization and improve the quality of maternal and child health services in targeted rural areas of Central African Republic. However, important gaps in the evidence on PBF remain. Although most published studies show a positive association between PBF and service coverage and quality, the lack of controls and confounders in most studies implies that the causal impact of PBF remains open to question. The World Bank and the Ministry of Health of CAR therefore propose to implement and rigorously evaluate a pilot of PBF to be implemented in seven prefectures of three Regions provinces of CAR. The results of the impact evaluation will be used by the Ministry of Health to ascertain if and how to expand PBF across CAR. The Public Health Specialist will play a leadership role (i) in the implementation of the baseline study and in the design of the prospective impact evaluation, and (ii) in the implementation of the overall RBF project. S/He will work in close co-ordination with the research organizations hired to implement the study in CAR and will report primarily to the project TTL and also to the impact evaluation team at the World Bank. Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year renewable term appointment. Duties and Accountabilities The successful candidate will : • Assist the World Bank and research partner organizations with designing the impact evaluation and the baseline study. o Assist the World Bank impact evaluation team with finalizing the research study protocols. o Assist the World Bank impact evaluation team with implementation of randomization. o Assist the research partner organizations on research-related matters with obtaining necessary ethical clearance. Ensure that the necessary ethical clearance is obtained in a timely manner • Support research partner organizations in implementing the baseline research study protocol as it has been approved. This includes the following: o Contribute to pre-testing and finalization of instruments and protocols o Contribute to the development of the operational manual. The operational manual should outline the necessary technical details for implementing the baseline study, including quality assurance procedures o Contribute to the development of training materials for survey field teams o Ensure that any approved changes and updates in the design and implementation of the baseline research are recorded and reflected in study materials. o Provide daily technical, management, and operational guidance to implementing agencies and staff. • Co-ordinate regular communication between the implementing agencies, the World Bank impact evaluation team and other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health counterparts. o Ensure clear communication on study progress and concerns with all research partners and key stakeholders: o Provide regular progress updates to the World Bank TTL, highlighting any emerging issues. • Provide supervision support to the implementation of the RBF project through: o Daily consultation with the project implementation unit and other stakeholders as relevant on the progress in the development of project activities o Organization of overall supervision mission carried out by the TTL as planned o Provide inputs to reports related to the project (ISR, Aide-memoires, etc…) • Ensure policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health, Population and Fight against HIV/AIDS o Respond on a timely manner to requests from client and other donors o Represent the Bank at meetings and other activities relevant o Keep the Bank informed and updated on policy dialogue, issues and perspectives in the health sector. • Represent the TTL at donor coordination and consultation meeting. • In addition, the public health specialist will carry out any task related to World Bank business as requested by the World Bank TTL. Selection Criteria • Master degree with at least 10 years of field experience or an advanced degree (such as Ph.D) public health, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, social science, or other field relevant to this assignment. • Familiarity with CAR context and its health system in particular • Fluency in written and spoken French and English • Strong communication skills and demonstrated leadership potential. • Familiarity with CAR context and its health system in particular • Fluency in written and spoken French and English • Strong communication skills and demonstrated leadership potential. How to Apply; http://extjobs.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64273552&piPK=64273556&theSitePK=1058433&JobNo=121194&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=ALL&menuPK=64262364
Job # 121189 Job Title Resource Management Officer - Tanzania Job Family Resource Management Location Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Appointment Local Hire Job Posted 11-May-2012 Closing Date 31-May-2012 Language Requirements English [Essential] Appointment Type Background / General description The Resource Management Officer is a member of the World Bank’s Resource Management Team recruited locally and posted in the World Bank’s Country Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. For day-to-day responsibilities, s/he reports to the World Bank Resident Country Director posted in Tanzania. The Resource Management Officer is part of the management team of the World Bank Country Office in Tanzania. S/he supervises the staff and functions of the Administration Unit, which is responsible, among other things, for accounting, finance, office technology, the information centre, human resource management, logistical support for visiting missions, and business planning, monitoring, and evaluation. The technical affiliation for the Resource Management Officer is the Resource Management Family and s/he is mapped to the Africa Region’s Resource Management Team (AFTRM). The Manager of AFTRM is responsible for technical and professional development and performance evaluation of the Resource Management Officer. Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year renewable term appointment. Duties and Accountabilities Programming, Planning, and Budgeting: • The Resource Management Officer administers the Country Office RM policies and procedures. S/he oversees and coordinates the preparation of the work program to ensure compatibility with work priorities and objectives. • S/he helps formulate unit resource allocations. • S/he monitors implementation of work program and budget through regular reviews. • S/he provides oversight and effective reports for the monitoring of plans and programs dealing with all aspects of resource management (e.g. budget staffing, space, etc.). • S/he ensures that final deliverables with respect to work programs and budgets are compatible with institutional priorities, objectives and guidelines. • S/he guides and supervises other RM staff on agreed processes, and coordinates the integration and consolidation of other unit’s inputs during planning and allocation exercises. • The Resource Management Officer plays a key role within the CO Management Team in providing advice and guidance on work programming and budget execution (e.g. business planning and formulation). • S/he prepares and makes presentations at seminars or retreats on planning and budgeting issues. Financial Accounting and Reporting: • The Resource Management Officer coordinates the financial reporting and accounting systems for the World Bank Country Office. S/he takes the lead in the preparation of statutory and other financial reports, provides expert advice on accounting theory and practice, and on Bank financial and administrative policies and procedures in administrative expense related subject areas. • S/he implements and monitors policies and procedures under accounting responsibilities, and from a business perspective, in the development of accounting systems. Financial Controls and Fiduciary Accountability: • The Resource Management Officer ensures that an adequate system of risk management is in place in the Country Office. Within the SAP framework, s/he implements and maintains adequate systems of internal controls over units’ financial transactions and business operations. • S/he takes initiative to improve processes and approaches, demonstrating adaptability to changing priorities and innovative technical leadership. Cost Analysis and Monitoring Cost Effectiveness: • The Resource Management Officer initiates and conducts studies to improve cost effective utilization of program resources. • S/he monitors and refines work program efficiency parameters. • S/he analyses impact of cost effectiveness and provides advice and solutions as required. Human Resources and Office Administration: • In addition to leading in the area of financial accounting and reporting, • S/he manages the day-to-day human resource activities in the Country Office such as recruitment, salary and benefits administration, training activities, and professional development of locally recruited staff. • S/he manages the relocation and logistical support to internationally recruited staff posted to the Country Office. This includes negotiation of housing and office space leases and related facilities, provision of logistical support in the context of staff relocation, transport management, and information technology. • S/he manages medical evacuations, security arrangements and emergency matters. This requires liaison with UN agencies and foreign consulates on security, passport and visa matters. • The Resource Management Officer provides administrative support to other World Bank Offices in the sub-region. • S/he exercises significant team leadership, encourages and promotes team spirit within the RM team and coaches junior RM staff. Selection Criteria Academic Training: A relevant advanced degree, preferably MA/MBA (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, etc.) OR a relevant Bachelor’s Degree plus an internationally recognized professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CA, ACCA) OR completion of the RM Board-sponsored Supplementary Education Criteria Program (SEC). Minimum of 5-years experience in either administration, finance, or Operations at the World Bank, or in an international private or public sector setting. Technical Proficiency: Understanding and knowledge of business planning, work programming, budgeting and financial management. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and COSO philosophy. Proven strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills. Sound knowledge of information management and communications technology. Communications and Team Skills: High level of personal and professional integrity. Ability to function effectively as team leader in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment. Strong supervisory skills and ability to function well in a multi-cultural environment. Results-oriented personality with proven problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills with ability to prepare, present and discuss findings in written and oral form. Effective skills as an interlocutor in handling and facilitating client and inter-unit business relationships. Academic Training: A relevant advanced degree, preferably MA/MBA (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, etc.) OR a relevant Bachelor’s Degree plus an internationally recognized professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CA, ACCA) OR completion of the RM Board-sponsored Supplementary Education Criteria Program (SEC). Minimum of 5-years experience in either administration, finance, or Operations at the World Bank, or in an international private or public sector setting. Technical Proficiency: Understanding and knowledge of business planning, work programming, budgeting and financial management. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and COSO philosophy. Proven strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills. Sound knowledge of information management and communications technology. Communications and Team Skills: High level of personal and professional integrity. Ability to function effectively as team leader in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment. Strong supervisory skills and ability to function well in a multi-cultural environment. Results-oriented personality with proven problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills with ability to prepare, present and discuss findings in written and oral form. Effective skills as an interlocutor in handling and facilitating client and inter-unit business relationships. How to Apply; http://extjobs.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64273552&piPK=64273556&theSitePK=1058433&JobNo=121189&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=ALL&menuPK=64262364
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