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DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL - IMF LEGAL DEPARTMENT , United States

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 190 countries that works to foster global economic and monetary cooperation, promote financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

The IMF is seeking to fill a leadership position for a Deputy General Counsel in its Legal Department. This position is based at the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

The IMF’s Legal Department (LEG or department) aims at promoting and preserving the rule of law and financial integrity, which is essential to the IMF in carrying out its mandate. In fulfilling its mission, the Legal Department provides top-quality, independent advice to the IMF's Board of Governors, Executive Board, management and staff, and to the authorities of IMF member countries, covering issues of IMF law and policy, financial integrity, administrative law, and domestic legal and institutional reforms relevant to the IMF's mandate.

Under the direction of the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department, the Deputy General Counsel assists in running and overseeing the work of the Department. Together with the General Counsel and the Department’s other Deputy General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel will help design and implement the strategy of the Department and its overall work program. More specifically, the Deputy General Counsel:

• May be designated by the General Counsel to serve as Acting General Counsel in the absence of the General Counsel;
• Assists the General Counsel in defining and implementing the Department's objectives and activities in light of the overall priorities of the IMF and the Department, working with the Department’s other managers to set the strategies and work priorities for the Department’s operating units, oversee and guide the work of relevant managers and staff, and continuously improve the Department’s internal managerial practices and procedures;
• Assists the General Counsel in the further development, application and reform of the IMF's legal framework; on issues of general IMF policy; and on domestic legal and institutional reform in areas within the IMF's mandate, including financial sector supervision, regulation and resolution, AML/CFT, central banking, payment and clearing systems, taxation and fiscal law, corporate and household insolvency, climate, fintech and digitalization, rule of law, good governance, and anti-corruption;
• Oversees the drafting of papers and decisions for consideration by the Executive Board and Board of Governors;
• Represents the Legal Department at the Executive Board, and with Executive Directors, management, department heads, and high-level officials from member countries and other international organizations;
• Oversees a range of administrative matters regarding the day-to-day management and running of the Legal Department;
• May serve as the Department's representative on IMF-wide committees; and
• Carries out other assignments as requested by the General Counsel.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have:
• A Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree and at least 25 years of relevant legal and managerial experience (of which at least 18 years in leadership roles);
• Proven outstanding leadership qualities and managerial skills, including the ability to motivate, effectively supervise, and provide guidance and coaching to managers and staff;
• A strong background in public and private international law with substantial experience dealing with international economic and financial issues at a senior leadership level;
• An excellent understanding of the IMF's mandate and its role in the global economic and financial system;
• Proven depth, expertise and leadership in several of the following areas: financial sector supervision, regulation and resolution, AML/CFT, central banking, payment and clearing systems, taxation and fiscal law, corporate and household insolvency, climate, fintech and digitalization, rule of law, good governance, and anti-corruption; in-depth knowledge of IMF activities and operations would be a plus;
• Outstanding ability to think strategically and create and execute a strategic plan, as well as proven adaptability, including in adjusting to new contexts and roles;
• Outstanding interpersonal skills along with outstanding written and oral communication skills; and
• A proven outstanding ability to carry out multiple leadership tasks concurrently and engage impactfully with high-level internal and external stakeholders.

This role is a grade B-4 in the IMF, with a very competitive salary and benefits package which is net of tax due to being in the international public sector. Background investigations will be a required part of the process for the successful candidate, and for non-US resident or citizens, G-4 visas will be provided for the incumbent and family members along with other exceptional benefits.

For a conversation about the position in confidence, please feel free to contact Odgers Berndtson Executive Search:

• Derek Wilkinson, Global Co-Head, International Development Practice, +1 202.559.7414, Derek.Wilkinson@odgersberndtson.com
• Bill Mateikis, Partner, Legal Practice, +1 612 703 2813, Bill.Mateikis@odgersberndtson.com
• Tristan Nelson, Consultant, +1 202.978.1287, Tristan.Nelson@odgersberndtson.com
• Dru Ebenau, Consultant, +1. 773-910-0779, Dru.Ebenau@odgersberndtson.com

Please submit your application through IMF jobs (https://imf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IMF/details/Deputy-General-Counsel---Legal-Department--LEG-_22-R2892) and provide a letter of motivation, CV, and any other relevant information as part of an application. [This advert is being reposted. Please note candidates who applied to this vacancy earlier need not reapply.]

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Expiring: Jul 15, 2022

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE - MULTIPLE OPENINGS , Africa

APPLY HERE: https://myagro.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk022st?source=

Important Requirement: Proficiency in French and English

Location: Thiès, Senegal or Bamako, Mali

About MyAgro:
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers by 2026 lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro's founder and CEO here. We recently received a prestigious Audacious Prize to accelerate myAgro's reach in the next 5 years. Join a winning team that is changing the lives of hardworking farmers across West Africa.

About the Role:
Program Associates (PAs) help accelerate myAgro's growth in every department. From June to August myAgro is looking to recruit 30 new Program Associates across several different departments.

As a PA, you will gain a variety of experience designing and scaling high impact programs that work across financial inclusion, agricultural development and mobile technology. Reporting to a Program Manager and working with teams across the organisation, you will part of a group that helps myAgro reach its ambitious goals in West Africa.

Placements Available:
Agriculture: Conduct research and trials on the products and services myAgro can offer to help farmers maximize their yields.
Program Design: Design, iterate and improve myAgro's model to serve smallholder farmers both by designing a more cost-efficient and higher impact program model.
Logistics + Procurement: Support the purchase, transport and delivery of inputs to our farmer network each season, finding ways to improve the process
Sales Operations: Build the tools and systems that help myAgro grow to new regions and villages.
Communications: Improve internal and external communications processes to share farmer stories and educate the public about our work.
Leadership Development: Develop professional performance plans, training and tools to support the leadership development of new and middle managers to take on increasing responsibilities to support myAgro's future growth.
Human Resources: help make myAgro a great place to work, supporting employees through onboarding, development and exit.
In our application form, you will be able to indicate which teams you are most interested in joining and why.

You Have:
French and English proficiency
At least 2 years work experience and project or team management experience
At least 1 year of developing country experience, especially in a cross-cultural environment
Desire to work independently on important projects; desire to take a great deal of 'ownership' of work
Advanced Excel skills (can perform complex functions, analyze data to make decisions)
A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro
Our Salary and Benefits:
A minimum gross salary of 1 700 000 West African francs per month
Health insurance (includes health, vision, dental)
Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year - varies slightly according to local labor laws
Retirement plan contributions
Professional development and laptop stipends
Annual flight benefit
The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!
Application Process and Deadline
To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV. Highlight on your application which departments you are most interested in working in if you have a preference. You should also complete the Plum survey. You can find a link to the Plum survey on the application form for the role. Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will contacted by our team.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Expiring: Jul 24, 2022

Project Manager , Africa

JOB TITLE: Project Manager
LOCATION: Sub-Saharan Africa (work from home)
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: July 2022 – September 2026
LEVEL OF EFFORT: up to 60 hours/month
REPORTS TO: Project Director
SUPERVISES: n/a

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the Bicycles for Growth (BFG) project is to identify tools, approaches, partnerships, and incentives that may successfully improve sustainable access to and uptake of appropriate, affordable bicycles in sub-Saharan Africa thereby increasing mobility, particularly in rural areas, and aid in alleviating poverty. The project seeks to research, design, develop, test, pilot, generate new evidence and validate existing theories to support improving availability, reliability and affordability of fit-for-purpose bicycles that meet the needs and preferences of men, women, boys, and girls, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.


OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for supporting the Project Director (PD) in his/her duties of assuring that project goals, objectives, deliverables, targets and indicators are attained in a timely manner in accordance with the contract terms and is responsible for managing some project operations. The PM will facilitate communications between the project’s senior management team, technical team, country managers, local subcontractors, and local partners, and will assist the PD in reporting, scheduling, and activity oversight. This is a dynamic role responding to project management needs and specific directions from the PD.


SPECIFIC DUTIES AND TASKS
• Track project activities against work plans and activity action plans, including assessment planning, scoping, implementation, reporting and pilot activity development and management
• Monitor the timely completion of project deliverables and help PD ensure that project deliverables are presented to USAID in a professional manner.
• Maintain a detailed calendar of BFG activities, including travel, team member assignments, document due dates (including project deliverables in accordance with terms of the contract)
• Ensure regular communications between members of the BFG team, including regular and ad hoc meetings
• Organize and participate in weekly Management and Planning team meetings
• Serve as liaison with USAID/Washington on non-technical matters (e.g., submitting deliverables and milestone invoices)
• With the PD, initiate outreach with USAID Missions on upcoming plans per country (including compliance with all their requests). [The Country Assessment Lead then moves those relationships forward and maintains.]
• Lead recruitment and RFP processes for the Regional and Country Convening Partners and Country Advisory Committees
• Oversee and liaise with Regional and Country Convening Partners and with Country Advisory Committees to organize events, advocate, and to obtain their advice and input on BFG activities
• Supervise Country Managers, including goals, activity planning, activities, and performance, with input from the PD as needed
• Oversee Country Managers’ organization of events, workshops, meetings, etc.
• Assist in preparation of project deliverables, primarily in development of outlines and instructions for writers and reviewing and improving drafts
• Track subcontractors’ activities and deliverables
• Ensure that any grants awarded are consistent with the BFG Grants Manual
• As requested by the PD, represent BFG in meetings, public forums and to local counterparts, vendors, and other project partners and stakeholders
• Participate in development of BFG pilot activities, including activity selection and work planning
• With the PD, assist in the programming of short-term technical assistance (Country Managers and others), including preparing or reviewing individual SOWs, and ensuring that consultants complete assignments and satisfy requirements as specified in SOWs
• Record and maintain meeting minutes for all relevant meetings, including technical team meetings BFG management and planning meetings, and BFG all-staff meetings
• Lead the development of project Quarterly Progress Reports four times annually


MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree preferred
• Strong organizational and administration skills
• Strong interest in working in international development
• Experience working with various cultures and attitudes
• Project management experience for USAID projects preferred
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the team
• Familiarity with USAID regulations
• Fluent English; additional language preferred.

APPLICATIONS
To be considered for any of the available positions, please send an email to VMalicevic@Jeaustin.com with subject line “Application – Title of position”. In your email, please include:
1. A cover letter (one page) illustrating your motivation to apply and suitability for the specific position against the listed qualifications and work responsibilities.
2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 04 pages), including the name and email addresses of three senior referees who worked either as your professional or academic supervisors and are knowledgeable about your skills and professional abilities.
Only qualified applicants with relevant skills and experience will be contacted. Deadline for application is July 17, 2022.

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Expiring: Jul 17, 2022

East and Horn of Africa Program Manager , United States

Job Summary:

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Program Manager (PM) for East and Horn of Africa is responsible for the overall oversight and management of specific grants from start to end and management of the Program team. The PM leads a team, contributes to the design of new programs and serves as the primary liaison with IRI’s Field Office.

Position Requirements

Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
Five to Seven years professional experience in democratic governance and politics, preferably working directly with political parties, civil society organizations/NGOs and/or legislative bodies and officials. Experience working on elections and/or managing elections observation programs.
Working knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of the region and familiarity with the political context in the East Africa region. Knowledge of and previous experience working on programs related to Ethiopia and Sudan preferred.
Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage staff.
Extensive experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering multiple, simultaneous program budgets.
Ability to prepare, present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral/multi-lateral agencies and other funder communities.
Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor or technical consultant; sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
Willingness to travel within the countries of assignment a significant amount throughout the year.
Ability to analyze and report on quantitative and qualitative public opinion research and other assessments.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in designated countries.
Leads team to and contributes to the substantive design of new programs.
Contributes to the development of comprehensive country strategies and program objectives.
Oversees and is responsible for complete grant oversight of a program portfolio (which can consist of large/several grants), from fulfillment of substantive programmatic objectives to financial and compliance requirements for the life of the grant(s).
Anticipates and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions. This pertains to both programmatic and financial troubles or areas of concern.
Supervises staff assigned to the portfolio, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process for these staff. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
Serves as primary interface with Resident Program Director(s) and local staff to implement projects in compliance with donor regulations and IRI policies.
Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with relevant stakeholders, consultants, field and HQ staff.
Ensures that grant(s) are completed on time, within budget, and in full compliance with Funder and IRI policies and requirements, including approving field expenses.
Maintains an understanding of Funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance, procurement and oversight and helps advise field and DC staff on their team on these policies and procedures to ensure team compliance.
Fully understands assigned grant’s substantive, financial and compliance requirements.
Leads kick-off and close-out process of all projects. Ensures compliance with all procurement policies in the implementation of the grant including all contract paperwork.
Monitors program team’s grant budgets, spending (budget trackers), and offers guidance and assistance when needed, with Program Services support.
Supports IRI’s external relations efforts in coordination with SPM and Division Leadership.
Travels as needed for program oversight and implementation; if an immediate need arises deploys on short-to long-term service in a program in the field to maintain continuity of the program.
Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional).
Performs other duties as assigned.

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Expiring: Aug 01, 2022

Expansion Project Manager - FMCG , Ethiopia

The Strategic Project Manager Supply chain is responsible for project management on:
Building Ethiopia as an East-Africa production hub
ERP implementation in Supply Chain
Defining the procurement strategy & GP capability building process
Integrating the procurement with the GP processes and making sure the local department is compliant and effective in leveraging global expertise.
Optimising supply chain business processes & way of working
Network analysis & strategy for primary distribution
Planning system of primary distribution

On top, his/her guidance will be needed on:
Assist on project management of raw material localization
Assisting on Supplier network

This role should make sure end to end supply chain is ready for the accelerated growth before it becomes a bottleneck.

 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations
 Any other tasks and deliverables as given by the supervisor/ manager

General
 Leading project team of export expansion from Ethiopia
 Investigating import options on other products into Ethiopia
 Deliver upon project objectives, timelines, and governance
 Driving continuous project efficiencies on budget and timing
 Ensuring compliance with standard company rules and regulations

Capability building and project handover to operations
Early establishment of a capability roadmap to train/assist Supply Chain managers
Raw material supply chain setup
Drive timely and efficient supply chain setup of any new or optimized raw materials in collaboration with procurement
Partner with R&D on potential pipe-line products upon commissioning
Optimization
Analyzing and improving business processes
Inserting the right check and balances into the processes

Job dimensions and KPI’s
Lead strategic Supply Chain projects
Establish supplier network
Develop export network
Establish and execute a capability and onboarding plan
Timely setup and procurement of direct staff for start of commissioning and production
Education: Master or bachelor’s degree in (mechanical) engineering or business studies combined with experience in (food) processing project management, or comparable.
Experience: minimum 5 years of relevant work experience for a private organization in a project management role, preferably in FMCG sector (e.g., food processing, brewery) in an international company, of which minimum 3 years in a supervisor position. Manufacturing experience is preferred (min. 3 years), as this person will be filling the bench for factory /Supply Chain manager position.

 Technical skills: English (speaking, reading, and writing), good communications skills, project management skills, problem solving abilities (UPS), practical and technical thinker, good planner, basic knowledge on food safety, hygiene, HSSE&S.
 Social skills: leadership skills, able to manage and stimulate young managers, able to adapt and show leadership under challenging circumstances, eager to learn, good feedback mentality, results oriented and believing in improvement via continuous improvement, agile to work in a volatile and developing environment

Expiring: Aug 08, 2022

End to End Supply Chain Manager - FMCG , Ethiopia

The role is responsible for overseeing the overall all supply chain from Make to Move. Its accountability ranges from procurement, production to primary distribution.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Supply Chain Manager to join our team. As a Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring our overall supply chain strategy from (beginning to end) to maximize efficiency and productivity.
Able to balance commercial and operations priorities to deliver KPIs while developing and maintaining strong relationships with franchise partners
Demonstrate adaptability to a diverse and ever-changing cultural, political, and economic environment in different countries. Be able to accept and lead priorities based on these changes while maintaining core principles.
Be able to coordinate and draw expertise from a complex Matrix organization to solve regional challenges.
Communicating changes to quality culture with clear rationale and appeal
Able to apply influencing strategies to have a specific impact on the organization and the Bottler network. Able to accurately diagnose reasons for underlying issues, problems and opportunities impacting Bottler organizations and their ability to execute the functional and business agenda.
Lead the technical agenda for the business which may require coaching of the commercial and franchise teams on Operational matters
• Flexibility to travel and operate in remote areas - demonstrated ability to work effectively across cultures (emerging markets)
Duties and responsibilities
• Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy
• Lean systems experience
• Continuous improvement processes
• Root cause analysis
• Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams
• Determine key supply chain KPIs
• Suggest solutions for process improvements
• Identify process bottleneck and implement solutions in a timely manner
• Train and evaluate others
• Provide constructive feedback
• Work with finance, sales, and manufacturing team to determine best vendors and distributors
• Build and maintain good relationships with vendors
Requirements and qualifications
• Previous working experience as a Supply Chain Manager for (5+) years
• Hands on experience with supply chain management software (such as SAP MM, AP Modules, SAP Plant Maintenance, etc.)
• FMCG experience is crucial along with emerging markets exposure
• Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
• Manufacturing background is preferred
• Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
• Team player
• Good time-management skills
• Great interpersonal and communication skills
• Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or similar relevant field

Expiring: Aug 08, 2022

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