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Data Scientist in Burundi or Rwanda , Burundi

Postdoctoral Fellow, CIALCA Data Scientist

Background:
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Scientist to operate under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA - www.cialca.org). The Data Scientist is supposed to support Research for Development activities across the CIALCA region, which includes Burundi, Rwanda and eastern DR Congo.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty,
and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural
resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

Position Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake the following activities:
• Assemble existing experimental and household agronomic, socio-economic and health data in a searchable, web-based repository.
• Improve and maintain relational databases for storing experimental and survey-based agronomic, socio-economic and/or health data.
• Develop, improve and maintain scripts to transfer data collected through mobile app- and webbased tools to databases.
• Develop and implement procedures for data verification and curation.
• Liaise with software developers and/or SharePoint managers to implement procedures to avail data to/collect data from end-users.
• Collaborate with scientists and mobile app developers to improve data collection tools (ODK) and others.
• Conduct statistical analyses of experimental and survey-based agronomic, socio-economic and/or health data.
• Collaborate with GIS specialists and geospatial information analysts to develop prediction models.
• Interact with crop modelling specialists to integrate crop models into predictions.
• Implement procedures for validation of prediction models and determine prediction error.
• Liaise with software and app developers to integrate prediction models into decision support tools.

Educational Qualifications
The candidate should have a completed PhD in data science, geospatial information systems, statistics or related, preferably applied in the field of agronomy, nutrition and/or soil science.

Core Competencies
• Thorough knowledge and demonstrated expertise in developing and managing relational databases. Knowledge of MySQL is a plus.
• Expert knowledge in applied statistics, including geospatial data analysis and experimental design.
• Strong programming skills in R.
• Applied knowledge, and experience in food and agricultural sciences.
• Proven capacity in contributing to the documentation of scientific research.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills, able to interact with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team of scientists and development partners on IT and statistics in layman language.
• Proactive and independent problem solver, and excellent team player.

Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda or Bujumbura, Burundi.

General information: The contract will be for an initial period of two years. IITA offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US Dollars.

Applications: Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae,
names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Data Scientist in Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2018
Regional Humanitarian Coordinator , Burundi

The coordinator will report to the manager humanitarian aid in Cordaid head office in The Hague. The coordinator will work closely with the Cordaid Country Directors and offices in Burundi, CAR and DRC as well as with the humanitarian team in The Hague.
In case of conflicting demand of the different country offices the manager humanitarian aid will decide on priorities.

General objective of the posting
The humanitarian coordinator will enhance disaster preparedness and response capacity of Cordaid in the three countries. The advisor will support country teams and HO to have clear and agreed strategies, planning and capacity to timely and effectively respond according to international standards after crisis or disaster. Networking and donor relations are therefore an important component of this job. After disaster or crisis the coordinator can, according to need, be deployed to provide operational support to the set-up, implementation and coordination of the Cordaid and Caritas response.

The coordinator will work in close cooperation with the Cordaid country teams and HO humanitarian team on the following specific objectives:

Disaster preparedness
• Work with Cordaid teams on preparedness and response strategy and ensure before December 2016 strategy and preparedness plan is in place at all head offices in Burundi, CAR and DRC. The plan includes agreement with HO on support in case of disaster;
• Assist Cordaid teams to develop or strengthen their network and (donor) relations supportive to disaster preparedness and response;
• Ensure teams have knowledge on Cordaid, DRA and SHO procedures, formats and demands in Humanitarian aid;

Program development
• Provide up to date information on trends and opportunities in Humanitarian Aid in the region of the Great Lakes; identify opportunities and advice Cordaid HO;
• After crisis assist Cordaid teams and partners with assessment analysis and program design in humanitarian response according to International Quality Standards;
• Upon request participate in Cordaid and/or Caritas assessment teams and in Caritas ERST team;
• Upon request function as short term interim for humanitarian project management;

Fundraising and acquisition
• Assist the Cordaid teams with donor mapping and humanitarian financing strategy;
• Promote and support Cordaid’s ECHO partnership and FPA;

Capacity development
• Identify gaps in capacities of the teams and partners relating to the implementation of their response strategy and preparedness plan and help them to address capacity gaps;
• Advice teams in capacity development of partners in preparedness and response.

Communication
• Upon request support communication on Cordaid humanitarian response in the region or in NL;
• Support good communication and profile Cordaid with relevant stakeholders in the different sectors of intervention and within the Caritas network.

Qualifications
• Humanitarian aid studies or other relevant studies on master level;
• At least 3 years proven experience with developing, managing and monitoring disaster preparedness and humanitarian response programs in conflict settings/fragile countries;
• Experience with the implementation of Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) and/ or Disaster risk reduction (DRR);
• Experience in rapid needs assessments and project cycle management;
• Experience in working with the International humanitarian coordination system (UNOCHA, clusters) and in using relevant international humanitarian standards;
• Experience with Institutional donors such as ECHO in particular with proposal writing;
• Experience with the Caritas network and/or Cordaid is an asset;
• Excellent French and English language writing and communication skills are required;
• Experience in working in security sensitive environment in complex (post)conflict situations;
• Diplomatic, culturally sensitive and result-oriented.

Specifics of station
The Coordinator will be based in Cordaid office Bujumbura, with frequent travel to CAR and DRC.
Due to the insecure situation in the region, this is a non- accompanied position.

Contract info
The contract period is for 6 months starting asap, with the intention to extend for a longer period, depending on results achieved and funding availability.
We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further info
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 28 August 2016.
An assessment might be part of the procedure.

Please note that we accept applications through our website only: https://www.cordaid.org/en/about-us/working-cordaid/vacancy-overview/international/?cd_job_id=67110

Expiring: Sep 26, 2016
Research Associate CIALCA Burundi , Burundi

Background:
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the nationally recruited position of Research Associate to operate under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA - www.cialca.org).

The Research Associate implements and executes/supervises field activities, collects scientific data and reports to the supervisors. He/she will work closely with other CIALCA staff in Burundi. The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with field data collection, data analysis, training and supervision of field data collectors. You are focused on results, you are ambitious, and you have demonstrated success in supporting timely and effective scientific research implementation, data collection and reporting. This position is based full time in our office in Bujumbura, Burundi and reports to the CIALCA Systems Agronomist and the IITA Burundi Country Representative. It is of 02 years.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org for more information on IITA.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Research assistance to CIALCA
• Lead effective data collection using ODK-surveys and tablets, interviews, workshops, participatory observation and other methods;
• Assist CIALCA scientists and staff in basic data cleaning and analysis;
• Support the implementation and quality control of multi-locational experiments (agronomy, nutrition, economic, social);
• Facilitate the development, testing and use of ICT-based tools with extension providers and farmers.

2. Support training and capacity development
• Lead training and supervision of data collectors and enumerators;
• Execute training of agricultural extension providers and/ or farmers in the use of ICT and smart-phone based tools;
• Ongoing facilitation and follow up with agricultural extension providers and/ or lead farmers engaged in the program

3. Reporting and administration backstopping:
• Ensure timely and effective administrative and project technical reporting.
• Liaise with IITA staff on administrative issues related to the projects.

Criteria for Success:
• Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
• High level analytical thinking capacity.
• Understanding of and experience in working in banana- and cassava-based farming systems.
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
• Works proactively and takes initiative and has an eye for detail and perfection.
• Is willing to learn and develop as part of the IITA team in Burundi.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Is able to communicate fluently in Kirundi, French and English both orally and in writing.
• Commitment to IITA’s mission and core values.
• Driver’s license for car or motorbike is an advantage.

Requirements:
• MSc-degree in Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Economics or other relevant study with proven data collection and reporting skills.
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience with an (international) organization engaged in agricultural research.
• High level of computer and ICT skills (MS Office Word and Excel) and ability to learn new applications quickly.
• Candidates have proven experience in digital data collection (e.g. using ODK tablet-based surveys) and developing and testing mobile (smart) phone applications with extension officers and farmers.
• Experience in training and supervising field enumerators, and ensuring quality data collection.

For applications (only electronic), please send your cover letter, CV and Diploma & Certificates if any. The cover letter and CV should clearly and convincingly respond to expected (i) duties and responsibilities, (ii) criteria for success, and (iii) requirements. The cover letter should also express the motivation of the candidate for the position, as well as the added value that the candidate will bring to the CIALCA team. Candidates should provide the names and contact details of 3 referees, including the supervisor of their current/ last employment.

For further information please contact to Dr Kokou Kintche (k.kintche@cgiar.org) with cc to IITA-Burundi@cgiar.org .
Selected candidates will have to do a written test and an oral interview.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Research Associate CIALCA Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 13, 2018
Coordinateur du programme Grands Lacs , Burundi

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Le service civil pour la paix (SCP) de l’AGEH est le programme de prévention de la violence et de promotion de la paix dans des régions en crise ou en conflit. Il se mobilise pour un monde où les conflits se règlent sans violence. Dans le cadre du SCP, nous offrons à des professionnels la chance d’effectuer un service riche de sens en collaboration avec des acteurs locaux du travail pour la paix. Les professionnels du SCP assistent les organisations partenaires locales dans toutes les phases des conflits : la prévention des conflits, la réduction de la violence et le relèvement après un conflit.

Pour notre programme régional du service civil pour la paix (SCP) dans la Région des Grands Lacs, nous recherchons un/e Coordinateur (h/f) du programme Grands Lacs du SCP.

Vos missions:
En tant que coordinateur/trice, vous assumez la responsabilité du programme de l’AGEH sur le plan des finances, de la stratégie et du personnel dans la Région des Grands Lacs.
 Vous êtes responsable de la gestion financière du programme régional, y compris du pilotage et du suivi de l'utilisation des fonds, de la reddition de comptes et de l'établissement de rapports, ainsi que de la préparation des requêtes auprès du ministère fédéral de la Coopération économique et du Développement (BMZ).
 Vous assurez le développement conceptuel et la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie régionale de l’AGEH-SCP dans le cadre d’un dialogue avec les Églises locales et les organisations partenaires.
 Vous assurez l’accompagnement technique et personnel des professionnels du SCP du programme régional.
 Vous entretenez et élargissez les partenariats et rapports de coopération avec d’autres organisations partenaires participant au programme du SCP, ainsi qu’avec des organisations et acteurs internationaux et multilatéraux.

Votre profil:
 Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, de préférence dans une discipline des sciences sociales ou humaines, et avez plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle à l’étranger dans le domaine de la coopération au développement.
 Vous avez déjà assumé des responsabilités dans le domaine de la gestion de programmes et de projets, de la coordination budgétaire et de la gestion de ressources financières dans le cadre de financements de projets de contributeurs publics.
 Vous possédez plusieurs années d’expérience projet dans le service civil pour la paix.
 Vous êtes disposé(e) à effectuer de nombreux voyages dans la région à partir de votre antenne de Bujumbura/ Burundi.
 Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, possédez des aptitudes de communication interculturelle et savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique.
 Vous vous identifiez au profil ecclésiastique de l’AGEH, supportez avec conviction les objectifs et les aspirations de la coopération ecclésiastique pour le développement et appartenez à une Église chrétienne.
 Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français à l’écrit comme à l’oral et vous avez au moins de bonnes
connaissances de l’allemand.

L’offre de l’AGEH
 Une préparation individualisée et complète
 Un contrat de trois ans (avec option de renouvellement), une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement (sous une forme modifiée pour les non-citoyens de l’UE et de Suisse), ainsi qu’une indemnité pour activité exceptionnelle
 Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé
 Un travail dans le modèle d’impact de l’AGEH

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature.

Are you interested in becoming a 'Coordinateur du programme Grands Lacs'? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 02, 2018
Organisational Developer in Burundi , Burundi

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is the programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Development workers with the CPS support local partner organisations in all phases of conflicts: conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Working with churchrelated and civil-social partners in the African Great Lakes region, AGEH aims to play a part in civil conflict management through the CPS’ peace-building measures.

Your new role
The CEJP (Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace) is a commission of the Conference of Bishops of Burundi. Its aim is to promote justice and peace within Christian social teaching, and it contributes to a consolidation of peace nationwide. The work of the CEJP focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Burundi dioceses and the diocesan Justice and Peace structures in the fields of peace, democratization, conflict transformation and reconciliation. The place of residence and work Bujumbura offers good living conditions and the location close to Lake Tanganyika offers attractive leisure activities.

The CEJP has developed a broad portfolio of activities with which it dedicates itself to the cause of respecting human rights and reconciliation. By introducing a professionalised project management system, it aims to advance in the fields of planning, monitoring and evaluation, in order to simplify the acquisition of funds for peace-building work.

Specifically, this includes the following tasks:
• You will provide support in the optimisation of administrative processes and advise the CEJP team on professionalising its programme and project management systems.
• Together, you will develop conceptual fundraising strategies and instruments, and provide support to employees in continued training on relevant fundraising activities.
• You will support the team in developing new project applications.
• Working with the team, you will play a part in the continuation of lobbying and advocacy activities.

Your profile:
• You have completed a university degree relevant to the field of development cooperation (political sciences, social sciences, social education, social work) and have acquired
at least two years of professional experience, ideally outside of Europe.
• You have sound knowledge of organisational development as well as programme and project management.
• You have already successfully carried out training measures and consulting tasks.
• You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you todeal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can
act appropriately in a church context.
• You are a member of a Christian church and enjoy working within church structures.
• You speak very good French and at least good English. You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers

AGEH offers you:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
• Work within the AGEH e.V. work model

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 30.07.17.

Are you interested in becoming an Organisational Developer in Burundi? Apply now at the top of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 26, 2017
Country Director , Burundi

General information

Job location: Bujumbura, Burundi
Starting date: As soon as possible
Vacancy closing date: 7th of February 2017
Duration position: 3 years, with possibility of extension
Workhours: Fulltime (40 hours)

About ZOA
ZOA is a Christian international NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the RECOVERY until they can provide to take care of their livelihoods. The work of ZOA is coordinated from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn operates ZOA in fifteen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 900 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a

Country Director Burundi (f/m)

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. About 90% of the population lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture for survival and income. With population growth rate outstripping growth in agricultural productivity, the situation is getting worse. The political problems caused by the President taking a 3rd mandate in the July 2015 elections has had a negative impact on the economy and triggered a climate of intimidation and fear. Currently, the number of refugees that have fled to neighbouring countries stands at around 330.000

ZOA’s Programme in Burundi
ZOA works with subsistence farmers and vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods from farming and income generating activities. In addition, ZOA strengthens local leadership capacity and creates and supports the peaceful resolution of conflicts. ZOA also supports the leadership of 4 districts to establish a land tenure registration service, as conflict-free and secure access to land is a seen as a key requirement for sustainable economic development.
Your challenge
The Country Director is responsible for the programmes and activities of ZOA in Burundi within the framework of ZOA’s Policy- and Business Plan and agreed Country Annual Plan.

Your main tasks and responsibilities
The Country Director is the legal representative of ZOA in Burundi;
Overall Leadership and Management of the ZOA organisation in Burundi;
Formulation and implementation of the Country Annual Plan;
Programme formulation, development, implementation, and supervision;
Project Cycle Management, including formulation, budgeting, integration with programme planning, writing, fundraising, monitoring, and reporting;
Overall responsible for the financial position;
Human Resource Management for all staff;
Maintaining relationships with all relevant actors in the country;
Supervision and control of the administrative and financial organisation;
Participate in organisation wide programme and knowledge development;
Security planning & management responsibilities.



Profile
Identity
Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA;
The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA.

Knowledge
University graduate;
At least five years of cross cultural experience;
At least five years of relevant management experience in an international setting;
Good spoken and written command of English and good spoken and written French is essential.

Skills
Command of operations and finance;
Conceptual and writing skills;
Analytical skills;
Networking;
Anticipation;
Organisational sensitivity;
Participative leadership;
Staff development.

Attitude
Flexibility and adaptability;
Interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;
Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment.

Special Conditions
Frequent field visits/work and travels are required;
This location is a duty station for families.

We offer
ZOA offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country. ZOA provides for good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit our website www.zoa-international.com.

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mrs. Charity van Bemmel HR Officer, e-mail zoa.vacancies@zoa.nl.

Interested and you want to apply?
ZOA adheres to an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.
Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A assessment will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 25, 2017

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