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COUNTRY DIRECTOR IN MALAWI , Malawi

The JBJ Foundation (JBJF) is a private foundation based in the United States which seeks to catalyze lasting improvements in health among the world’s poorest by strengthening local health systems. Building on a decade of experience supporting community level health service delivery in Malawi, JBJF is working to expand and accelerate its impact both within Malawi and in additional countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Position Description

The Country Director be responsible for the design, implementation, and monitoring of JBJF’s work in Malawi. Elements of the program may include (but not be limited to):
• Build on existing community health service delivery project to develop a ‘Model Village’ to help accelerate implementation of Malawi’s recently released National Community Health Strategy
• Support development and implementation of a national digital community health information system
• Identify and support implementation of targeted health intervention(s) to drive direct impact
Successful candidates will ideally have a combination of private sector and global health experience, demonstrate a commitment to global health impact, and excitement for helping to shape and drive a country-level program.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Support design, oversee implementation, and monitor effectiveness of JBJF investments in Malawi
• Work in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH), District Health Management Team (DHMT), and implementing partners (IP) to define appropriate scope of work in coordination with other relevant stakeholders
• Establish formal agreements with MOH, DHMT, and/or IP, including objectives, milestones, workplan, budget, and reporting
• Serve as active thought partner to MOH, DHMT, and IP
• Represent JBJF among relevant in-country stakeholders

Required skills and experience:
• At least 5-10 years work experience, including:
o Establishing productive relationships with senior public sector officials in low- and/or middle income countries
o Working in global health and/or private sector, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
o Developing and building new projects and/or organizations
• Strong problem-solving skills and entrepreneurial orientation
• Ability to work independently and proactively in the context of a geographically distributed team
• Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
• Excellent communications skills, in both verbal and written English
• Relevant advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MPH) preferred

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

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Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Head of Programme in CAR , Central African Republic

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified head of programme that is ready for a challenge. Are you ready to support the most vulnerable population by ensuring strategic programming and strengthening DRC’s programme quality, standards and learning in the Central African Republic?

About the job

DRC is one of the largest INGOs in the Central African Republic, working in three regions (Ouham et Ouham-Pendé). The programmatic strategy focuses on the following three sectors: protection and social cohesion; economic recovery and livelihoods; emergency response to the immediate needs of displacement. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Represent DRC with government authorities, donors, UN agencies, humanitarian agencies and other partners in regards to programme.
- Manage, coordinate and coach members of the programme team, ensuring their professional development and capacity building as needed
- Ensure that DRC values and code of conduct are respected and upheld, including through setting a personal example
- Oversee and support capacity building for expatriate and national staff on technical issues and program cycle management, based on assessment of the critical program improvement needs of the CAR mission.
- Develop, disseminate and implement the DRC CAR programme strategy within DRC team.
- Ensure the development of sector programme strategy in line with the country programme strategy. Guide Programme Coordinator in the implementation of strategies through collaboration and proactive programme development and implementation.
- Work in close cooperation with programme and support staff in CAR, and actively seek support, knowledge and coaching as necessary from colleagues in other regions and HQ
Programme Quality and Development
- Ensure that the CAR mission designs and delivers high quality, donor compliant and adequately resourced projects
- Oversee and support continuous improvement of programme quality standards, including application and harmonisation across field bases.
- In collaboration with the Program Development and Quality Control Manager, develop a fundraising strategy in line with the Strategic Programme Document of the mission
- Establish strong and efficient partnerships with organisations, donors and authorities, in line with the DRC partnership management policy and CAR programme strategy.
- Assess and improve DRC CAR’s accountability measures in accordance with DRC’s global Core Humanitarian Standard commitments.
- In collaboration with the Program Development and Quality Control Manager, ensure that DRC CAR implements high-quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning across all projects, including that learning is captured and used in program design and implementation.
- Support the drafting of project proposals and budgets, ensuring strong cross-departmental coordination between programme and support teams, including field coordinators, as well as close liaison and timely consultation with HQ.
- Support the grants team in timely submission of high-quality donor reports.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to be highly commited and a strong manager that will ensure high programme quality. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required
- Min. 5 years’ experience overseas in complex emergencies, preferably with refugees and/or IDPs
- Relevant university degree (Master or Post graduate), in international relations and/or development, political science or similar field.
- Min. 3 years’ experience in staff management and development.
- Good understanding of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks;
- Strong experience in programme development and proven program development abilities
- Substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for strategy design, staffing, admin/finance management, contract management and donor relations
- Experience of leading strategic programming and planning, implementation, monitoring and learning
- Proven track record of negotiating and advocating with government authorities and donors for solutions that serve the needs of beneficiaries, pursuing values of internationally recognized and universal character in a post-conflict context with a strong respect of local culture and tradition
- Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
- Ability to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment
- Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills
- Excellent written and spoken French and good knowledge of English

Desirable

- Previous work experience from the Central African Republic

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months
Level: A9
Designation of Duty Station: Bangui, Unaccompanied, Non-Family Duty Station
Start date: ASAP
Application deadline: January 15, 2019.

Kindly note that the screening will be done on a rolling basis and DRC reserve the right to close the advertisement before the ending date mentionned above.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Programme in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jan 27, 2019
Project Director in Senegal , Senegal

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
Heifer International is seeking qualified candidates for the Project Director position for the Dolly Ranch Holistic Land Management Project in Senegal. The purpose of the Project is to work with the pastoralists to regenerate the grasslands of the Dolly ranch to improve soil health, water retention, and the ability of the land to support livestock and farming which leads to economic sustainability for the pastoralists. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation and should have significant experience managing multisector development programs, leading teams, and working in Senegal with pastoralists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring efficient management of project resources; review and approve project plans and budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure an unified vision among project stakeholders and a focus on achieving results. S/he will ensure full compliance with the Heifer Project Management and compliance policies and procedures and will oversee the project reporting process to the donors/stakeholders (quarterly, midterm and annual reports; evaluation report and end of project report). S/he will oversee performance management of all project staff working exclusively in this project as well as technical implementing partners and will ensure timely reporting on the progress of the project and its financial status.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Senegal is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented individual of high integrity and accountability to fill in the position of the Project Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (20%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Dolly Ranch Project and provide line management support to all field staff.
- Support field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all field staff.
- Identifying programmatic challenges, bottlenecks, risks and any obstacles to implementation, and informing and troubleshooting solutions with Heifer Headquarters.

DELIVERABLE
- Staff performance management system for all project field staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis for all staff ensuring the achievement of at least 80% of the set performance targets.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones are achieved by the project.
- Ensure 100% compliance with donor contractual obligations by all the project field staff.
- All implementation challenges handled in a timely manner and with consultation with Heifer HQ and Savory Institute as needed.

Program Reporting and Relationship Management (20%)
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the Program Officers and support them to comply with requirements of quality reporting and timeliness.
- Compile quarterly reports to provide oversight of the Project implementation.
- Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Savory Institute, the Government of Senegal, pastoralist groups, and other key project partners to facilitate efficient coordination of resources and a community-driven approach.

DELIVERABLE
- All project progress reports (quarterly, semi- and annual reports) from the Program Officers are compliant with expected quality standards and timelines.
- Project Quarterly Reports are compiled within the stipulated timelines

Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Officers and support the project in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Officers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly and Quarterly budgets reviewed highlighting status of project spending and presenting these in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address any variances beyond +/-10%, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.

Resource Mobilization (15%)
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to acquire donor funds to support the project from both local sources (in Senegal) as well as external sources (including but not limited to institutional, foundation, private sector or major gift donations).
- Write grants and/or applications for funding to support the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Additional funding outside of Heifer’s funds are available for project implementation and impact.

Project Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Assisting in project design and work plan development in consultation with the in-country stakeholders, Heifer International and Savory Institute.
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the LOA revision process with partners based on the ground performance and realities, as needed.
- Compile regular programmatic and financial reports per donor and partner requirements.

DELIVERABLE
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for and implemented in line with project proposal documents and workplans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Savory Institute and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Effective management of partnerships between beneficiary groups and project stakeholders who are supported by the project, to ensure smooth implementation.
- Programmatic and financial reports are prepared as per donor and partner requirement.

Outcome Documentation and Lessons Learned (10%)
- Support the project in developing and documenting lessons learnt and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership with data on outcomes of the project and Lessons Learned to inform other projects being designed and implemented for potential scale up.

DELIVERABLE
- Works with Project and MELS staff as well as Savory Institute and others to measure project specific indicators on a regular basis.
- Lessons learnt from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.

Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- A Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, environmental management, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.
- Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing or implementing development programs in West Africa.
- Fluency in French and Fulani and proficiency in English.

Preferred Requirements
- Expertise working on sustainable and resilient agriculture, livestock, or environmental management/conversation.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, proven capacity to lead and coordinator multiple stakeholders
- Fluency in English.
- Preference given to candidates who have experience working in Senegal.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty and land degradation in the Sahel.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes, social capital development and Markets for the poor (M4P) approach.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the private sector.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts among diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English, French and Fulani, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with direct and project partner staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up Heifer’s visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

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

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Expiring: Jan 19, 2019
Chief of Party in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Chief of Party - Livelihoods and Livestock, Ethiopia

This position is contingent on funding and donor approval of the candidate.

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in Ethiopia since 2004, and acts on behalf of people who have become disenfranchised and poor. We stand with Ethiopia to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country. Mercy Corps seeks to be influential with government and development actors towards a more resilient country where poverty is tackled through the eyes of those who understand it best. This translates into ensuring that the population is financially stable, healthy & nourished, educated & unformed, and that natural resources are accessible, shared and utilized sustainably.

Mercy Corps anticipates a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID funded initiative focused on: stimulating increased production, productivity and marketing through more competitive livestock and livestock products markets; increasing communities’ resilience; improving alternative livelihood options through essential skills transfer; and contributing to the wider knowledge on pastoral development. PRIME will operate in multiple regions across Ethiopia.

General Position Summary
The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID/Ethiopia -funded Program. S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on time and within budget. The CoP will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders. In addition, the CoP will play a central leadership role in developing and driving Mercy Corps’ resilience strategy and program portfolio in Ethiopia.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STRATEGY AND VISION
- Recognize and act on opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives.
- Oversee the development of annual, integrated strategic work-plans for the program.
- Lead the development and execution of a program-wide resilience-building strategy to guide coordination and integrated design and implementation of resilience programming.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations, ensuring mechanisms for effective adaptive management are in place and utilized regularly.
- Lead the development of detailed implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work-plans, and ensure the delivery of the same.
- Lead the socialization of the program with Government of Ethiopia stakeholders, ensuring necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
- Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
- Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
- Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
- Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
- Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
- Oversee efforts to design effective M&E systems for the program, and linkages with internal M&E systems.
- Oversee efforts to produce strategic resilience-related research for the program.
- Create and follow effective stakeholder management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications with Mercy Corps Ethiopia, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, Government of Ethiopia authorities, and colleague agencies.
- Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites – spend up to 30% of time in the field.

TEAM MANAGEMENT
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Set a team culture valuing learning and adaptive management in support of an ongoing resilience approach in programming
- Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
- Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
- Supervise and manage all program staff to ensure day-to-day activities are implemented in a coordinated fashion according to schedule, budget and quality.
- Supervise and manage all program partnerships to ensure sound coordination in the context of an overall program strategic and resilience-building framework.
- Manage and help with the recruitment, orientation, professional development and ongoing training of staff to ensure they are of the quality and technical capacity necessary to ensure the successful implementation of activities.

FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
- In collaboration with the country program’s operations and finance departments, ensure proper financial management, procurement, administration, human resources and logistics (including transport, warehousing and asset management) needs of the program are conducted within Mercy Corps’ policy and with the maximum benefit to the program.
- Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations, including those of the government of Ethiopia.

INFLUENCE AND REPRESENTATION
- Liaise with and represent program to USAID and other cooperating sponsors and stakeholders.
- Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
- Ensure close coordination and information sharing with consortium partners, sub-grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
- Establish and maintain relationships with communities and local government.

Security
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility
National and international team members working on the program, as well as partnerships with international and national program partners. The number of direct and indirect reports is to be determined.

Accountability
Reports Directly To: Country Director
Works Directly With: Deputy Country Director, Finance Manager, Operations Staff, Technical Support Unit and Partner Organizations

Knowledge and Experience
- MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, management, economic development or other relevant field.
- At least 10 years of relevant international experience with positions of progressively greater responsibilities.
- At least five years in a senior management role is required with experience in project management related to multi-sectoral, USAID funded activities strongly preferred.
- Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
- Experience working in Ethiopia/Horn of Africa.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
- Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Success Factors
The successful CoP will combine exceptional management skills and experience in building and maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have an ability to approach complex development challenges through a systems-thinking lens and have an ability to think creatively about improving food security, community development and resilience. The CoP will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. S/he will be passionate about learning and adaptive management techniques as fundamental strategies to improve program impact. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. The successful Chief of Party must be comfortable operating and traveling in a sometimes volatile security environment and therefore, changing plans and program tactics accordingly.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The CD is based in the capital city – Addis Ababa. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is family accommodation with good freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are several international schools in Addis Ababa, British systems exist for children up to 11 years old. The US school takes students to pre-university levels. Staff have access to basic services (electricity, water, sporadic internet etc). Medical facilities are basic with international clinics able to provide emergency services. This position requires 35% travel by road and air to field offices in often insecure environments. Addis Ababa is host to many international organizations including the OAU, the Economic Commission for Africa and other multi-national bodies, many of which have their headquarters based in the capital city.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief of Party in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 30, 2018
Agricultural or Medical Volunteers in Mozambique , Mozambique

Anan Clinica is a non religious charity in Mozambique Anan Clinica is not working with intermediates but brings hands-on solutions that make a difference in daily life.

Background of Anan Clinica

The people of Nanatha already set up Anan (Assoção dos Naturais e Amigos de Nanatha) because the community felt they were facing major problems, suffering from poverty and diseases without having the ability to fight against it. They have joined together to empower their strengths. They were (financially) supported and encouraged by Divers Eco-operation (DEO). DEO is an ecologically aware and socially responsible tourism project and strives for poverty alleviation and overall development of the local community of Nanatha. DEO is linked to our Nuarro lodge. www.nuarro.com
With the existence of the lodge and the agreement they made to the community, the control on this project is assured. Nuarro sponsors the community with $5 for every sold night in the lodge and with $2 for every sold activity; this creates a certain cash flow for the community projects.

DEO set up a couple of programs to help the community on their main concerns:
• Community centre
Building a community centre with 2 school buildings and the Anan Clinica building.
• Education
From February 2010, 275 children get educations from 3 teachers, paid by the government. In 2016 Nuarro Lodge has built a beautiful new school building in Nanatha.
• Small scale enterprises
Facilitating small-scale enterprises linked to the Nuarro lodge tourism activity or service or goods.

Anan Clinica is located in the community centre of Nanatha in the Memba District of Nampula province in Mozambique.

Anan Clinica is looking for volunteers who would like to work with the Nanatha community on health related issues and Anan Clinica is looking for volunteers who would like to teach the basic principles of agriculture.
Are you:
• Fluent English speaking, preferably Portuguese?
• Medical or agriculture background
• Independent, enthusiastic, open-minded?
• Interest to work as a volunteer in Mozambique for 2-6 months?
3 times Yes? Apply and maybe you can help us to realize our dream and the dream of the community of Nanatha.

Volunteers are staying in one of the Globetrotter rooms @ Nuarro Lodge.

Are you interested in becoming an Agricultural or Medical Volunteer in Mozambique? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 28, 2018
Business Advisor in Ghana , Ghana

Company Description
SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. SNV’s implementation approach focuses on developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty through sustainable and locally-led development.

SNV has been in Ghana since 1992 and currently implements projects in all ten (10) Regions, providing capacity strengthening support to individuals, communities and businesses. In Ghana, we focus on poverty reduction as articulated in the Ghana Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy as well as in the sustainable development goals. In all sectors of work, SNV incorporates gender & youth, governance for empowerment and other cross-cutting themes to achieve impact, scale, inclusiveness and sustainability.

Among SNV’s Agriculture Projects is the Horti-Fresh Programme. The aim of the programme is “A sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable and fruit sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food
and nutrition security”. The Programme will contribute to three major areas that have been identified and that are in line with Ghana’s development policy: a competitive and innovative high-value fruit and vegetable sector; an inclusive and sustainable fruit and vegetable sector and a conducive business climate that facilitates the development of the fruit and vegetable sector.

Job Description
Position Summary

The Business Advisor is an innovative practitioner with an Agric-economic profile. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of horticulture value chains in Ghana. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and facilitation skills, who is able to engage with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.

Under the supervision of the Horti-Fresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Business Advisor include:
- Supporting the public-private partnerships and initiatives of the program. This includes the preparation of the meetings (agenda/invitations, meeting minutes and follow-up actions)
- Organization of quarterly Business Platform meetings; which are high-level meetings for private sector representatives, researchers and policy makers and government agencies.
- Support horticulture companies with technical agri-business management advice and positioning.
- Developing bankable business plans together with companies.
- Management of cluster development funds that target specific horticulture hotspots in the country; develop a multi-stakeholder platform and public-private action agenda.
- Support trade missions, Horticulture trade fairs & exhibitions and other business-to-business activities.
- Pro-actively explore new Business Opportunities in Ghana’s horticulture sector.

Qualifications
- Applicant must have relevant experience in Agric-economics, Vegetable value chain and good marketing dynamics skills. He/she must have experience in strong communication skills.
- Minimum six years’ experience working in private sector development, preferably in Ghana’s horticulture sector.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in leadership positions.
- Master’s degree in one of the following: Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Food Security and/or related field.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business case studies and contributing to sector reports (using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel).

Additional Information

Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts.
Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 23, 2018
Research Fellow in Malawi , Malawi

Position Title: Research Fellow
Reports to: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
Location: Neno District, Malawi

Organizational Profile
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Job Description Overview
The Research Fellow will provide research, analytics, and high-level administrative support to the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as the clinical leadership. Responsibilities will include managing the organization’s portfolio of research studies, coordinating research teams, reviewing data, conducting data analyses, managing ethical approval submissions, managing PIH’s internal research committee, supporting coordination with the Ministry of Health of Malawi, building research capacity, and guiding manuscripts through the publication process. The candidate must be highly self-motivated, experienced, and energetic, demonstrating exceptional attention to detail and diplomacy.

Responsibilities and Duties

Research and Writing Coordination (55%)
- Manage the progression of all research studies in PIH Malawi’s research portfolio and coordinate author teams
- Conduct robust literature reviews and synthesize results
- Prepare, write, and edit scientific manuscripts in conjunction with clinical leadership, the Ministry of Health, and other staff or partners
- Build research capacity with PIH Malawi staff including supporting background literature searches, editing and writing manuscripts, drafting conference abstracts, and developing study budgets
- Provide general writing, scientific editing, and presentation preparation support
- Manage timeline and coordination of research publications, presentations, and other submissions
- Organize and support PIH Malawi’s research committee process and meetings
- Review and analyze research proposals
- Provide assistance to coordinate and facilitate a Research Seminar Series
- Manage Boston and Malawian ethics review applications, including all submissions and continuing reviews

Research Grant Support (5%)
- Research possibilities for research grant funding to PIH Malawi in collaboration with the Director of M&E, clinical leadership, and the PIH M&E team
- Support research grant applications
- Work closely with programmatic, implementation, and administrative teams to support deliverables on research grants, prepare concept notes and reports, and provide administrative support

Data Analytics & Light Administrative Support (40%)
- Perform basic and intermediate statistical analyses using STATA or R
- Consult with PIH Malawi M&E department to develop customized reports from various databases and through statistical programming
- Draft reports on routinely collected data for audiences with varying levels of data literacy
- Organize databases, and transform, prepare/manipulate data for data processing and statistical analysis
- Develop automated and standardized data solutions for data management and report generation
- Draft, finalize, and implement relevant programming guidelines, SOPs, data dictionaries, and documentation
- Mentor program staff to improve data literacy and basic analysis skills
- Any other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Attributes
- At least a bachelor’s degree in statistics, public health, or economics
- Proficiency with statistical analysis (R or Stata)
- At least 2 years of experience in health-related research
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. EndNote or other reference software a plus.
- Ability to manage and prioritize projects with attention to detail
- Ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful
- A strong interest in learning social medicine; that is, a willingness to look at diseases of poverty through a wide “biopsychosocial” lens that draws upon knowledge from a wealth of disciplines including clinical medicine, sociology, anthropology, and public health
- Willingness to work and live in a very rural setting

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Willingness to commit to two-year position highly desired
- International working experience desired, with preference to those who have lived in sub-Saharan Africa
- Chichewa language skills highly desired

Are you interested in becoming a Research Fellow in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 23, 2018

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