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Instructor in Psychosocial Counselling , Liberia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Coopera-tion. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel 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. Working with church-related and civil-social partner or-ganisations in Liberia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict ma-nagement and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-buil-ding measures.

For the expansion and further development of a Master's programme of the Institute "Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) we are looking for a person to fill the following position as soon as possible Instructor in psychosocial counselling, teaching and social work, Monrovia, Liberia

Your new role

Due to 14 years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic in 2014/2015, Liberia's healthcare system has largely collapsed. There are too few trained staff members to help people deal with their traumatic experiences and to provide the basic medical care they need.

Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) is one of five institutes of higher learning of the Stella Maris Polytechnic of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia. The mission of MPCHS is to provide comprehensive academic, vocational and technical skills to enable students to respond with dignity and well-preparedness to the rapid develop-ments in Liberia.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will assist in the further development and implementation of the two-year course leading to a Master's degree in Social Work with a focus on psychosocial counselling and trauma work.
- You will further develop the curriculum for social work counselling and prepare didactic teaching materials.
- You will be part of the MPCHS faculty and introduce new seminar content to share with your colleagues.
- You will mentor students in the area of counselling and lead supervision sessions.
- You will ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will be working in part-nership with MPCHS in this regard.

Your profile
- You have a university degree in (clinical) psychology, psychiatry, social work or another field relevant to the job, and have already gained several years of professional experience, ideally also in a post-conflict country.
- You are familiar with cognitive and behavioural therapy methods, client-centred or narrative approaches.
- You already have teaching experience in higher education.
- You are willing to work in hierarchical structures and possess a high level of intercultural competence.
- You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO offers
- 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

Are you interested in becoming an Instructor in Psychosocial Counselling, teaching and social work in Liberia? 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: Apr 20, 2021
Managing Director in Uganda , Uganda

Are you the Managing Director we are looking for?
Are you ready to lead the company of our client, which aims to tackle Africa’s emerging development challenges? Do you have a passion for social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) and capacity building? Then we might be looking for you.

Position Overview
The Managing Director is a dynamic and inspiring leader of the team, and is accountable for the sustainability and growth of the company. He reports directly to the board, which includes experienced professionals from both NGOs and the private sector.

Core Roles

1. Leadership: Motivate and mentor the team
• Being a team player on projects and lead by example.
• Creating an atmosphere of appreciation and respect for all partners and colleagues
• Create a learning environment and seek and give constructive feedback

2. Business Management: Overseeing the financial health of the company and providing strategic direction for growth and sustainability
• Regularly review financial reports and approve expenses
• Ensure the organization is adhering to local laws and operating as a socially responsible business
• Engage the organization's Board of Directors in key decisions, prepare regular updates, and support recruitment of new board members as needed
• Lead the creation of operating procedures, financial forecasts and targets, annual and strategic plans, updated governance manuals, quarterly reviews, and performance reviews

3. Partnerships: Build and maintain relationships with staff, potential project partners and consultants
• Recruit new consultants and team members
• Manage relationships with key partners
• Represent the organization's interests in partnerships, while looking for synergy and collectively beneficial opportunities

4. Marketing and Communication: Lead and oversee new business opportunities and company sales
• Watch trends in the creative and or communication industry and the development sector
• Brainstorm with colleagues, partners and clients on new proposals
• Write and review bids and new proposals
• Review and approve external communication

5. Creative: Contribute to the development of new services and products
• Lead and oversee design reseach and co-creations
• Conceptualise innovative social and behaviour change communication and capacity building strategies and tools
• Work with designers, content developers, illustrators and researchers to define or refine solutions
• Occasionally develop content for company communication and new products
• Ensure services and products apply user-centered design principles and meet the organization's quality standards

Experience, Skills and Abilities
• Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in a relevant field (social sector enterprise, communication, design, SBCC etc.)
• Experience in mentoring, motivating and supervising teams and individuals
• Experience with volunteering or working in Africa, working with local counterparts
• The ability to facilitate workshops, strong presentation skills and influence internal and external discussions at all levels
• Strong English writing and communication skills
• Business acumen, with business strategy development, operational planning experience and financial planning
• Knowledge of Human-Centered Design in the creative industry is preferred
• An entrepreneurial mindset
• Ability to travel frequently within East Africa and Uganda itself

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 07, 2021
Quantitative Researcher in Rwanda , Rwanda

VVOB – Education for Development is looking for a Quantitative Researcher to strengthen our team in Rwanda.

Background:
VVOB – Education for Development, is a Belgian non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the quality of education. VVOB has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is implementing education programmes in 8 countries in the global South, including in Rwanda.

In cooperation with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the University of Rwanda – College of Education (URCE), VVOB started in 2017 with a multi-year programme (2017-2021) on “Leading, Teaching and Learning Together”. The programme is currently being upscaled in primary and secondary schools in 17 districts in Rwanda and aims to improve the quality of education through the professional development of school leaders and induction of new teachers.

VVOB is currently looking for a Quantitative Researcher. The Quantitative Researcher carries out and coordinates quantitative and mixed-method research on the implementation, effectiveness and efficiency of VVOB’s capacity development programmes in Rwanda.

The Quantitative Researcher works in a team of Education Advisors, works closely together with the MEAL Advisor as well as with the Communication Advisor. The Quantitative Researcher reports directly to the Programme Manager.

Tasks:
As a Quantitative Researcher, you will:
 Design and carry out quantitative and mixed-method research, including collecting and analyzing data (e.g. survey data), on the effectiveness and efficiency (cost-benefit) of professional development trajectories for head teachers and new teachers, and impact at the level of schools and school children;
 Integrate and complement quantitative research with qualitative research (e.g. focus group discussions and observations).
 Create a clear evidence-base to underpin decisions and changes to our programmes
 Actively promote evidence-based learning within VVOB Rwanda
 Assist other VVOB Advisors in monitoring and evaluating programme results, through further development and implementation of a VVOB Rwanda M&E system; This includes capacity development on research and M&E for VVOB and partners and supporting the collection and analysis of high quality data, with a focus on quantitative data;
 Take part in networking and advocacy in education sector working groups and taskforces in which VVOB Rwanda is active; This includes dissemination of research findings on different platforms and through different channels, like the VVOB Rwanda website and magazine, publications in journals, conference presentations, …;
 Establish and maintain strong linkages with regional research partners in the development sector (e.g. through participation and presentation at regional conferences);
 Contribute to internal and external knowledge development by systemizing lessons learned and sharing pro-actively lessons learned between partners, colleagues and other VVOB country teams.
 Be actively engaged in expanding VVOB’s funding base (liaising with potential donors, writing proposals);

Profile:

Essential:
 Relevant Master degree, preferably in statistics, social or educational sciences;
 Min. 2 years of research experience, proven experience in quantitative research and outstanding empirical research skills;
 Expert-level knowledge of statistical techniques and practical experience with statistical software;
 Experience with the integration of qualitative data into quantitative analyses
 Fluent in English.
 Experience in international development cooperation and working in a multicultural team;

Desirable:
 A PhD degree and a track record of published research in social sciences is an asset;
 You will be quantitative leaning, but a good understanding of qualitative methods will be beneficial as this is a mixed methods role.
 Demonstrated understanding of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
 Knowledge of and/or experience with programme management, preferably Project Cycle Management;
 Experience with M&E methodologies and frameworks (both quantitative and qualitative) used in an international development context
 Understanding of the education sector and educational institutions like teacher training institutions, in-service providers for teachers and school leaders and ministries of education is an asset;

Required competences:

VVOB core competences:
 Result orientation
 Continuous improvement
 Cooperation

Function specific competences:
 Analytical and synthesizing skills
 Creativity
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 360° Empathy
 Reliability
 Development oriented

We offer:
 A dynamic working environment in an international context; our team in Rwanda consists of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 20 Rwandan and international professionals;
 An exciting job with varied responsibilities and opportunities for professional development;
 A competitive expat salary (salary scale A111 of the Flemish Government with a gross annual salary between € 43 737 and € 67 512 depending on relevant working experience) plus benefits package (including housing allowance, hardship allowance, insurances, contribution to school fees and professional development budget)

Note that this is a long-term position with secured funding up to 31st December 2021.

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Start date: As soon as possible.
Procedure: Submit a motivation letter, and your C.V. before Thursday February 8, 2018.

Are you interested in becoming a Quantitative Researcher in Rwanda? 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: Feb 08, 2018
Finance Manager / Deputy Team Leader , Mozambique

Job Profile
For one of our ongoing programmes in Mozambique, we are looking for a Deputy Team Leader (DTL) / Finance Manager. The programme is called Skills for Employment (S4E) and the working title is JOBA. JOBA is focused on the development of a more robust labour market and a better prepared work force that is ready to meet the demands of a modern Mozambican economy.

The JOBA programme is targeting the improvement of the training market to overcome the mismatch between the supply and demand of labour. JOBA aims to build constructive partnerships between non-state technical and vocational education and training (TVET) providers, the private sector, and the Mozambican government, supporting an inclusive approach to job creation.

Job Description
The Financial Manager /Deputy Team Leader forms part of the senior management team of the JOBA Programme, implementing the S4E programme of DFID. The FM/DTL is the overall in charge of the finances of the programme and of the financial aspects of the Employment Fund. In addition the FM/DTL leads the JOBA team in terms of operations, including administration, human resources management and the functioning of the team. This includes issues like safety and security, team meetings, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, quarterly reporting.
S/he deputises the Team Leader where and when necessary.

The Financial Manager /Deputy Team Leader is responsible for the following:

1. Contribute to programme planning (logframe, ToC, annual and quarterly plans);
2. Establishment of financial management systems to plan, monitor and report expenditure (both for the investments and the Fund Manager’s own expenditure);
3. Overseeing the Accountant and the Office Manager in preparing of and reporting on the project accounts;
4. Preparation of revolving 3 monthly budget forecasts and monitoring of the same;
5. Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial and HR reports;
6. Support TL and Grant Manager in strategic positioning of the Employment Fund;
7. Development of processes for disbursing funds and the oversight of the same, including the monitoring and reporting systems;
8. Supervising the contracting and management of the investments under the Fund;
9. Preparation and finalisation of contracts between BMB Mott MacDonald (acting on behalf of DFID) and the successful applicants, incorporating the conditions of the grant disbursement set out by the Investment Committee. Contracts must be in alignment with the World Bank’s anticorruption guidelines and with the DFID Guidelines on investment in the private sector;
10. Ensuring that the funds are disbursed in accordance with the signed contract;
11. Contribution to the annual work plans for the Employment Fund;
12. Support the development and management of the Grievance Redressal Mechanism for the Employment Fund.

Candidate Specification

Requirements:
- The FM/DTL is a holder of a Masters degree in Economics, Accounting or a similar field
- Experience in project management is a plus, in particular in the field of grant management

Additional requirements:
1. Must write excellent English (preferably native speaker) and speak/read Portuguese
2. Have proven analytical capacity (we are NOT looking for an accountant)
3. Be familiar with (financial) management donor projects and project management
4. Preferably have a background in grant management
5. Have proven knowledge and experience in administration and HR
6. Is able to represent the JOBA Programme through presentations and in client and stakeholder meetings.

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: Apr 23, 2017
Meteorologist , Kenya

For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a METEOROLOGIST.

Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.

Job Description
Tasks of the METEOROLOGIST are, among others:
- Take the lead in the design, operation and maintenance of meteorological network instrumentation
- Coordinate with other staff setting up/improving monitoring systems for hydrological, geo-hydrological, water quality and flood forecasting data
- Apply satellite imagery in reinforcing missing data
- Build capacity of WRMA staff to use, operate and maintain meteorological network instrumentation

Candidate Specification
Requirements:
- Post-graduate degree in Meteorology.
- At least 20 years of international experience in meteorological network design and operations.
- Experience in applying satellite imagery to reinforce missing data.
- Experience with seasonal weather and climate modelling is preferred.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The expected input for this role is [INTERMITTENT]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2016
Trainer for Peace Promotion in Uganda , Uganda

To support our partner organisation Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD), at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a Trainer for Peace Promotion in the Area of Land Conflicts (m/f/d), Lira, Uganda.

Your new field of activity
In the Lango region of Uganda, the number of conflicts over access to and use of land is rising, some of which are degenerating into violence. 75% of all cases in the Lira District Court are related to land conflicts. The causes of conflict include: A lack of clarity about land ownership rights, rising population numbers and the economic importance of land.
Since 2004, FAPAD has been working as a non-governmental organisation at grassroots level in Northern Uganda to promote human rights, the rule of law and sustainable livelihoods. To this end, it conducts programmes in the individual districts of the Lango Region and makes a significant contribution to peace-building. One of its goals is to help people resolve their conflicts peacefully together.

You will be responsible for the following tasks
• You train the employees and multipliers of FAPAD in method of non-violent conflict processing and the application of such.
• You conduct training and events on the topic of land conflicts and ethnic conflicts for the target groups and multipliers in order to promote a common understanding and reconciliation of the population.
• You support the partner organisation in the continual improvement of the measures for mediating land conflicts and ethnic conflicts.
• You support the partner organisation in its advocacy work in the area of land rights.
• You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. In doing so, you work in partnership with the FAPAD.

Your profile
• You have completed a university degree in peace and conflict studies, political science, geography, ethnology, social sciences, law or a related area.
• You have gathered professional experience in the area of peace promotion, ideally with regard to land rights and have previously worked abroad, outside of Europe.
• You are familiar with approaches and methods of peace-oriented adult education.
• As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
• You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English and are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

The offer of AGIAMONDO
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A 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

Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Peace Promotion in Uganda? 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: Apr 11, 2021
Social worker for psychosocial support , South Sudan

AGIAMONDO 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 a personnel 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. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in South Sudan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To set up a psychosocial support service for students and staff at the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS), we are looking for a Social worker for psychosocial support, Juba, South Sudan, to start as soon as possible.

Your new role
The Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS) in the capital Juba embodies the multicultural diversity of the country. The fast-growing institution strives to provide a supportive learning environment for students from all groups of the population to enable them to receive a good education. Based on the cornerstones of the Christian faith and guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching, it contributes to a pluralistic, peaceful and fair future for the country.
Together with the university pastoral care service, you will develop psychosocial support services and accompany the students and staff of the university in coping with stress after stressful events.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• Working with the university pastoral care service, you will develop support services for students and staff to help them cope better with stressful and traumatising experiences.
• You will actively make contact with students and staff and bring yourself and your services, for example a cultural and sports programme to promote mental resilience and strengthen relationships between students, into the extra-curricular life of the university.
• You will provide support in the conceptual development of peace education topics, such as “Reconciliation beyond ethnicity”, and conduct workshops on these topics.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the CUoSS.

Your profile:
• You have completed a university degree in psychology, education, social work, educational science, curative education or religious studies.
• You have several years of professional experience in the field of psychosocial support and have been able to develop and implement concepts in this subject area.
• You have already worked outside Europe, ideally in international development and peace work.
• You are diplomatic and possess intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership.
• You have a very good command of English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage, and you hold a valid driver’s licence.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Christian-oriented organisation.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract (with option of renewal), social security and remuneration under the Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

Are you interested in becoming a Social worker for psychosocial support in South Sudan? 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: Apr 18, 2021
Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda , Uganda

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer specialists the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local development workers. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil-social partner organisations in Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation and sustainable and equitable development of the country using peace-building measures.

For the reinforcement of our partner organisation Acholi Religious Leader for Peace Initiative (ARLPI), at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a Trainer for Peace Work in the Area of Land and Resource Conflicts (m/f/d), Gulu, Uganda.

Your new field of activity
ARLPI is an initiative of representatives of different faiths who are working together towards a peaceful future in Northern Uganda. The Interfaith Organization for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation was founded in 1997 and has since been committed to peaceful coexistence.
In Northern Uganda, there are numerous land and resource conflicts due to the post-war situation, the discovery of resources and ethnic tensions, some of which escalate into violence. ARLPI wants to make a sustainable contribution to the peaceful resolution of existing conflicts over land and resources. Your role lies in strengthening ARLPI's capacities to educate people about their rights and contribute to non-violent mediation in conflicts.

You will be responsible for the following tasks
• You conduct conflict analyses and strengthen the capacities of your colleagues through targeted awareness raising and knowledge transfer on land and resource conflicts.
• Together with ARLPI, you plan, design and organise workshops on land and resource conflicts in order to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation among the population.
• You establish sustainable knowledge management on the topic of land rights which is made available to the target group.
• You support ARLPI with the identification and implementation of strategies for non-violent processing of land conflicts in rural areas.
• You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. In doing so, you work in partnership with the ARLPI.

Your profile
• You have completed university degree, e.g. in peace and conflict studies, political science, geography, ethnology, social sciences or law and have gathered work experience abroad, outside of Europe.
• You have gathered professional experience related to land rights and land and resource conflicts. Ideally, you have previously developed and implemented training concepts in this field.
• You have knowledge of and experience in peace work and are familiar with approaches and methods of peace-oriented adult education.
• As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
• You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English and are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

The offer of AGIAMONDO
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A 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

Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda? 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: Apr 11, 2021

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