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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
Country Director in Zambia , Zambia

Job Description

NOTE: Diaspora Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 some form of disability.

The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S)he shall ensure the development of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to achieve Living Income – LI in Small Holder Farmers, resource mobilization coming directly through Heifer books or as Parallel Co-funding (PCF). Further, they will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country Program Director will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Zambia selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
(including approximate percentage of effort)

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY TO THE COUNTRY PROGRAM (20%).
- Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.

Deliverables:
- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.

Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes.

Deliverables:
- Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.

Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance.

Deliverables:
- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.

PRO-POOR WEALTH CREATION VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (50%)

Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability and include:
- Group formation,
- Farmer-Owned Agribusiness – FAOB,
- Heifer’s Savings and Loan Schemes,
- 12 Cornerstones for just and sustainable development,
- Participatory Self Review and Planning – PSRP,
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the Country.

Deliverables:
- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the Country.

Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:

- Determine value chain opportunities,
- Identify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

Deliverables:
- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGY (20%)

Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Zambia amidst the larger public including government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.

Deliverables:
- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)


Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth

Deliverables:
- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books

ANY OTHER ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS (10%)

Deliverables:
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements:
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and technical writing
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Director
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: January 31, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Zambia? 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 26, 2018
Director of Finance in Tanzania , Tanzania

Job Description

Function:

The Director of Finance will oversee all accounting and financial functions of Heifer Tanzania, a branch of Heifer International, which is a leading International non-governmental organization. Duties will include management of accounting transactions, financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow, banking, grant management, compliance and internal control function. Responsibilities also include capacity building of staff in the section, input into personnel and administration tasks and involvement in the country management team.

This position will work closely with the Headquarters’ finance team to ensure consistency throughout the organization, while assisting the Country Director to manage the office resources in the most effective manner.

Essential Character Traits:
Incumbent must possess high integrity and trustworthiness. Must be proactive, analytical and team oriented. Ability to build and maintain strong work relationship skills including the ability to communicate well on all levels. Display initiative, flexibility, creativity, natural curiosity and a strong work ethic, persuasive and service-oriented, and demonstrate an array of relevant technical skills. Openness to diversity and different points of view.

Responsibilities & Deliverables:
(including approximate percentage effort)

Financial Management (35%).
- Provide financial management and accounting leadership to the Country Office to ensure compliance with Heifer International policies, donor requirements and relevant government authorities.

Deliverables:
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
- Coordinate and led the annual audit process, Liaison with external auditors and assess any changes necessary in collaboration with HQ.
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with HQ.
- Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior management at the Country Office abreast of the organization’s financial status.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

Supervision and monitoring (30%).
- Supervise the financial staff and provide guidance to their work and encourage their professional growth.

Deliverables:
- Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, donations and receipting.
- Monitor the cash position of the organization.
- Manage and oversee monthly bank reconciliations.
- Manage bank transactions including wire transfers, renewal of Certificates of deposits and keeping track of signing authorities.
- Implement global policies as per HQ timelines.

Report Preparation and Presentation (20%).
- Ensure proper and accurate accounting and reporting of all grant and donor funds in accordance with the grant/donor requirements, including all project expenses that are allowable and charged correctly.

Deliverables:
- Ensures that all financial reports (budgets and narrative) at country and project offices are compiled and forwarded to the country director and HQ.
- Preparation of new budgets during proposal development and budget monitoring report.
- Ensure books of accounts are closed on the 10th of the following month.
- Ensure Donor reports are submitted on due dates as per donor contracts.
- Ensure proper cashflow management at the country office.
- Support the Country Director and Advisory Committee on the external landscape with respect to changing government legislation.
- Ensure regional project offices receive update and reforecast budgets.
- Ensure that donor contracts are adhered to in relation to allowability and allocability of expenses.

Financial Control and Risk Management (15%)
- Efficient and effective management of all financial functions of the organization and development of risk management plans.
- Organize donor record, and ensure internal controls are maintained.

Deliverables:
- Review, draft, implement and monitor internal controls and financial policies and procedures.
- Develop, implement, adhere to and monitor compliance of financial controls to ensure that the organization is protected from risk.
- Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met.
- Ensure that the organization makes all required government remittances and remits applicable taxes as needed.

May perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Rich knowledge of accounting principles with strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
- Ability to research, interpret and ensure compliance with local accounting standards and reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector and the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Experience in planning and generating ideas for improvement of the accounting function.
- Strong budget development, management and monitoring capacity.
- Strong organizational skills and office management experience.
- Proficient in English and Swahili both oral and written.
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (Agresso preferred).
- Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
- Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with minimal supervision while meeting inflexible deadlines.
- Direct supervision of and assignment of tasks to, many culturally diverse staff including field staff in several remote locations.
- Motivated to work with little supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Preparing and presenting documents 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.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, stakeholders and the public.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience is supervisory capacity, preferably in a non-governmental organization setting. A Knowledge of Agresso accounting Package will be an added advantage.
- Must hold a CPA (T), and full registered with NBAA

Preferred Requirements:
- Advanced Degree in finance, accounting, or a related field minimum three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
- Experience in financial management in senior position level.
- Experience in large grant management and reporting through bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g.: United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Department for International Development (United Kingdom), Canadian International Development Agency.

Job Location: Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: January 25, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Finance in Tanzania? 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: Jan 25, 2018
Country Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

You will be taking on a well-regarded country programme; consolidating work that was done in a recent transformation and restructuring. Plan International has moved away from reliance on sponsorship and by leading grant-funded programmes, you will be enabling over 40,000 vulnerable and marginalised children access their rights.

About Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan strives for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. They support girls to take the lead and influence decisions that matter to them, taking action and campaigning for girls today so they have the power to transform their futures.

About the Role
The 2016 – 2020 Country Strategy is being revised to align with the global strategy. The country programme covers three Programme Impact & Implementation Areas (PIIAs) across three regions and has a turnover of €13 million; 100 full time staff; a caseload of about 41,300 enrolled children; and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors.

You will be responsible for growing and managing the grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness for emergencies is built into all programme planning.

Purpose of the Role
The Burkina Faso office went through transformation and restructuring 18 months ago and there is a strong SMT made up of people who understand the vision. It now needs some innovation and creativity, along with consolidation of team spirit.

The country programme is well regarded within Plan and needs to continue as a high performer. Child marriage is a big issue in Burkina Faso, and a focus for Plan, so influencing will be needed—particularly around gender. This will involve addressing religious and traditional leaders as well as regional bodies across the Sahel. With both Niger and Mali nearby, collaborative working across the region towards a Sahel strategy would be desirable.

Although there is no funding gap at the moment, the team has big ambitions and funds will be needed to reach their goals.

Duties and Responsibilities
As the Country Director for Burkina Faso, you will be:
- A leader: able to manage, motivate and unite team members who are colocated or working at distance;
- Strategic: able to see the big picture and shape programmes towards country, regional, and global goals;
- An advocate: able to influence religious leaders and traditional leaders as well as government and regional bodies;
- Collaborative: able to work with partners externally and internally; and
- Innovative: has the imagination and creativity to drive the office to the next stage of its development.

Skills and Experience
- Excellent French & English, verbal and written, are essential.
- Ability to deliver a programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.
- Able to understand the requirements of donor compliance and financial management
- Capable of developing and managing effective and motivated teams, including distance management.
- Able to communicate and think strategically, balancing future vision with practical delivery.
- Able to get to grips with the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change.
- Knowledge of programming in difficult environments with good understanding and appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Burkina Faso or a comparable environment.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Burkina Faso? 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: Jan 22, 2018
Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in DR Congo seeks to fill the following position:

Position Title- Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist
Duty Station- Matadi, DR Congo

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on our operations in DR Congo and SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org

Background
The ‘Project de Dévelopment du Pôle de Croissance Ouest (PDPC)’ is implemented in the province of Congo Central with the objective of to increase productivity and employment in three selected value chains in six specific geographical clusters. The project is expected to generate 11,000 jobs, increase the revenues of 50,000 farmers and ascertain a delivery of 100,000 tons of agricultural produce to the agro-industry and other markets involving 10 larger and 30 SME. The financing of the project comes from the grant IDA n° H 860-ZR obtained by the Government of DRC from the World Bank.

In the context of implementing component 1 of the project: strengthening the capacities to agricultural supply in the three value chains oil palm, cassava and rice, SNV is developing farmers’ organisations in the sub-sectors oil palm, cassava and rice in the six specific clusters in Congo central. The objectives are the following:
• Link the farmers with market and conclude delivery contracts with private actors;
• Strengthen the organisational and operational capacities of farmers’ organisations to respond to market actual and potential demands in the oil palm, cassava and rice subsectors;
• Professionalise the farmers to increase their margins and strengthen their organisations to have a joint access to the markets;
• Strengthen the production capacity of farmers to increase their production and improve the quality.

The Cellule d’Exécution des Financements en faveur des Etats Fragiles within the Ministry of Finance is the direct donor agent and contracting party. Other stakeholders are the Unité d’Exécution de la composante 1 du project within the Ministry of Agriculture, six local NGOs, The provincial Ministry of Agriculture and the farmer apex organisation FOPAKO.

The project manager will steer a team of one financial controller and deputy manager, six advisors, four financial and logistical support staff and five drivers with backstopping services from an Operational Manager in DRC the Project Director of this project is based in Ghana. The project manager will also represent SNV in the DR Congo and has limited additional responsibilities regarding SNV DR Congo profiling and follow up on former projects and develop new projects.

Overview of the Position
The Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist has responsibility for overall management of the project which includes: efficient management of financial resources; review and approval of project 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 full compliance with the donor contract and regulations and will oversee the project reporting process to the donor. S/he will oversee performance management of all SNV project staff working in his/her project and will represent SNV in the DRC. As Agribusiness Specialist S/he is responsible for value chain development and the development of Public Private Partnerships.

Key Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for leadership and coordination of: program planning and management; coordination of programmatic themes; political analysis and will be in charge of the following:
• Execute overall project management;
• Guide the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence table with financial responsibilities and mandates;
• Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with regional governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders;
• Manage donor relations;
• Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project;
• Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;
• Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
• Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with donor;
• Identify follow-up funding and partnership possibilities and business development.
• Develop value chain and the commercialization of the production of palm oil, rice and cassava and the development of Public Private Partnerships.

Requirements
• A relevant post-graduate qualification in Business Administration, Agronomy, Agricultural Economy or related field;
• Minimum of ten years of progressive responsibility work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted donor funded development projects, preferably in Africa;
• Several years of experience with market development and inclusive business;
• Solid experience in project management, preferably in WB funded projects;
• Able to strategically inspire and energies project teams;
• Multidisciplinary profile to support the different specialist in the team ;
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
• Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
• Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with the private sector, civil society and governments;
• Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
• Fluency in English and French is required;
• Willingness to travel to all project locations.

Contract Type: Employment
Contract Duration: up until 10 February 2019
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation in English before 28 January 2018.

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist in DRC? 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: Jan 28, 2018
Horticulture Advisor in The Netherlands , Netherlands

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks to fill the following position

Position Title- Horticulture Advisor
Duty Station- The Hague, the Netherlands

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Background:
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation supports efforts to develop and implement sound agricultural, agro-industrial and value chain strategies to fight poverty, hunger and malnutrition, while boosting the competitiveness and efficiency of the agricultural and food sub-sectors in a sustainable way.
In its agriculture project implementation SNV adopts a facilitative value chain approach, where smallholder farmers are linked to markets, finance, inputs, equipment, and information through larger commercial farmers and traders who have the capacity and incentive to invest in smallholder production. These linkages build the capacity of smallholder farmers to increase the efficiency of their farm businesses with improved production and post-harvest handling practices.

Position:
We are currently seeking a Value Chain Advisor for our horticulture programs in SNV. The role of the Value Chain advisor is to (1) provide technical back stopping to selected SNV horticulture projects as per project contracts (2) support to strengthen SNV’s global position in horticulture (3) support to develop new business for SNV (4) contribute to develop innovative solutions and coordinate learning and (5) maintain and expand SNV’s relations and partnerships with key horticulture players.
This position reports to the Global Coordinator –Horticulture and works in close collaboration with the Country Sector Leaders, Project Managers, Marketing and Business Development team and the Global Agriculture Sector team.

Responsibilities:
• Support SNV’s horticulture projects in close collaboration with the project managers by delivering short-term technical back stopping for improvements on the implementation of ongoing horticulture value chain projects addressing use of inputs, production practices, post-harvest, processing and marketing priorities through market driven sustainable approaches;
• Work with value chain networks to identify upgrading opportunities, public-private partnerships and other opportunities that support an industrywide vision;
• Manage certain components of projects where required;
• Support design of new programmes and projects relating to agribusiness and value chain development specifically in the horticulture sector;
• Prepare, maintain and update horticulture knowledge agenda, capture lessons learned, stimulate internal and external knowledge exchange;
• Contribute to the collection and dissemination of data and information related to agribusiness, value chain, agro-industries and food systems trends, approaches and impacts, including lessons and good practices; support global learning, exchange of information through the internet and other mechanisms;
• Build, maintain and utilise networks and relationships for on-going and new opportunities with relevant stakeholders in horticulture e.g. companies, research institutions, universities, donors, etc.
• Undertake frequent travel to the projects.

General Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in horticulture or agronomy and/ or a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline;
• At least seven years of experience in the agriculture/horticulture sector in an international, multi country context;
• Track record in supervision, advisory work related to production, supply chain management, private sector development and technical backstopping;
• Sound experience of implementing projects;
• Focus on quality and driving for continuous improvement of deliverables in the horticulture sector;
• Proven capacity to work with teams operating at a distance;
• Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, presentation and debating skills with experience in profiling an organisation in an international setting;
• Strong international networks within the agricultural sector, including Dutch horticulture sector;
• Entrepreneurial, result-oriented and driver for change;
• Broad interest in taking up tasks as they appear in the horticulture projects;
• Fluency in English and French, both oral and writing is required.

Contract details:
Contract Type: Dutch contract
Duty Station The Hague, the Netherlands
Contract Duration: One year, with good opportunities for extension
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter before 28 January 2018

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Expiring: Jan 28, 2018
MEAL Officer in Tunisia , Tunisia

Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work.
Oxfam’s vision for Tunisia is that citizens, especially women and youth, are active to reduce gender and socio-economic inequalities in a framework of rule of law and an accountable state. The strategy focuses on gender justice, governance of socio-economic policies and civil society space.

Oxfam is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Objectives of the position
The overall responsibility of the jobholder is to coordinate the development and/or the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework for Oxfam Tunisia Programs and projects. He/she will contribute to concept notes, proposals and donors’ reporting obligations.

Post Conditions

Type of contract: Fixed term contract
Contract Duration: One year (renewable depending on staff performance and project funding)
Working hours: Full time (40hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia (Local contract)
Reporting line: Program Manager
Starting date: As soon as possible

Main tasks of the position

MEAL systems design, implementation, reporting
Oxfam distinguishes between program & project level. Programs are the overall thematic areas we work on (governance, women’s rights etc.) defined by a set of strategic objectives and a Theory of Change. Projects are our sets of interventions to realize our program objectives, co-implemented with our partners, funded by specific donors. Therefore, our MEAL work consists of a program and project level.

On program level we ask:
 Support on Theory of Change development and lead monitoring and learning processes on program Theory of Change
 Support program development efforts in setting up MEAL frameworks for thematic country programs
 Support the design and implementation of creative methods to track progress towards achieving gender equality in all program areas.

On project level we ask:
 Support project teams to develop and establish, in consultation and collaboration with partners and allies, project MEAL systems.
 Support project proposal development efforts by facilitating the design of logics of interventions and logical frameworks
 Ensure projects’ MEAL framework are implemented as planned, and adapted as needed following lessons learned or changes in the intervention logic and/or context.
 In collaboration with relevant stakeholders develop (impact) indicators and empowering methods of measurement – such as participatory action research, most significant change stories, constituency feedback committees, etc.
 Ensure scientific and statistically viable usage of a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and methodologies to measure the project impact
 Support the preparation and dissemination of high quality reports/ program documentation/ learning among key stakeholders in projects and programs.

Data collection and analysis
 Compile and analyze data – or manage consultants who do this -- from each of the program areas and specific projects
 Develop Terms of Reference for M&E technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities.
 Support project officers in the analysis of data and effective integration of monitoring activities into project activity plans ensuring that all program staffs contribute to and assist in implementing the M&E activities.
 Conduct or organize baseline, progress assessments and end line evaluation based on program/project objectives for the use of current and future program/project activities.

Capacity building
 Assess per project the needs and capacity of partners and staff to deliver on MEAL objectives at program and project levels, and build their capacity to deliver through coaching and mentoring on methodologies.

Learning, knowledge management and sharing
 Assist the program staff and partners in extracting critical lessons learned as well as identifying and highlighting achievements of stated project objectives and outcomes.
 Organize annual learning events, facilitate reflective learning by stakeholders around program indicators and outcomes, and help with delivery of an Annual Impact Review for each program;

Technical skills, experience and knowledge required for the position

Essential
 A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development, social science, or other relevant fields.
 Knowledge of social research methodologies and techniques with proven ability to manage and analyze data sets.
 A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in development especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation; working with learning initiatives. Proven experience in research and program development and management.
 Strong skills of professional writing, facilitation, communication, data management and analysis, knowledge management, research and development, and M&E.
 Knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to development.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English, French and Arabic.
 Strong understanding and experience in policy and advocacy, international development, governance, gender equality, or related field.
 Strong experience in building relations with research institutions, hiring consultants, and developing monitoring tools.
 Experience of working in the field of resource development, writing proposals and concept notes, reporting to donors and different constituencies.
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of its actions

Desirable
 Ability to work independently with confidence and quality.
 Ability to oversee the implementation, monitor and evaluate a specific project;
 Ability to manage multiple tasks in an effective, pro-active and timely manner
 Ability to lead the continuous improvement of database for project need and learning.
 A team player who works well in a multi-cultural environment.

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter in French & curriculum vitae in English) in writing and mentioning the job title “MEAL Officer” to Recruitment.Tunisie@oxfamnovib.nl no later than Sunday 7th January, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity organization.

Are you interested in becoming a MEAL Officer in Tunisia? 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: Jan 07, 2018
Program Manager in Tunisia , Tunisia

Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work. Oxfam’s vision for Tunisia is that citizens, especially women and youth, are active to reduce gender and socio-economic inequalities in a framework of rule of law and an accountable state. The strategy focuses on gender justice, governance of socio-economic policies and civil society space, and economic justice.

Oxfam is looking for a “Program Manager”

Job Purpose
Contribute to delivering the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Tunisia within the one program approach in close co-operation with the local partners and in accordance with Oxfam 2020 vision. With the support of the Country Director, lead in designing, developing and delivering effective strategies and development programs to improve governance, gender justice and civil society space in Tunisia as well as potential new areas of work. Ensure quality delivery of externally funded programs. Foster co-operation between Oxfam affiliates. Be an active member of the country Senior Management Team (SMT).

Post conditions
Type of contract: Fixed term contract (1 year)
Contract Duration: One year renewable
Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisian (Local contract)
Reporting line: Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: Program Officer(s), Project Coordinator(s), MEAL Officer(s)
Internal Job Grading: C1
Starting date: As soon as possible

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, planning and Delivery
 Ensure and be accountable for the quality design, implementation, management and monitoring of the Oxfam program in Tunisia. This includes accomplishing program and project objectives,
monitoring the progress of the Tunisia strategy and annual plan including the planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects, related to both the management of Oxfam budget for partner support, and the development and management of externally funded programs and managing potential constraints such as: costs, time, scope and quality.
 In coordination and with the support of the CD, access and use shared services as well as knowledge networks for program support.
 Contribute to the strategic reflections on Oxfam’s program work in Tunisia and in relation to the region and to global dynamics and enhance cross-regional dynamics.
 Contribute to the sign-off process when relevant of media and advocacy statements, and contribute as appropriate to the policy lines as per the country influencing strategy.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 Lead and coordinate support to MEAL strategies and plans: Proactively lead and coordinate support for Oxfam and partner teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective and participatory MEAL strategies and plans at all levels in line with Oxfam standards.
 Assure quality of program and projects: Provide assurance and control of the quality in terms of MEAL of program and project that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.

Management
 Manage the Oxfam program team in Tunisia, and in general be responsible for HR tasks in relation to the team (etc). This includes having work meetings with program staff, teambuilding, staff coaching & development, day to day line-management, performance interviews, being responsible for the recruitment and selection processes for new program staff, etc.).
 Empower and provide a steer to Program Officers on their respective programs and ensure linking and learning happens between the members of the team, and within the organization. Also
promote linking & learning between counterparts and key stakeholders.
 Actively participate in the Tunisia Senior Management Team.

Resource Mobilization
 In close coordination with the Country Director and the Business Development and Funding Coordinator, actively seek and participate in fundraising initiatives and negotiate funding
opportunities for the Tunisia program. Develop and implement projects and programs that potential back-donors could finance.
 Provide support in planning for participatory programme/project design: In close collaboration with funding team, guide and support CMT and program teams in planning for programme, project,
and proposal design. This includes promoting and supporting early engagement and active participation of partners, primary change agents, and of Oxfam and partner PQ staff in program and project identification and design.
 Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding opportunities.

Institutional Responsibilities
 Ensure adherence and compliance of the country program to agreed Oxfam policies and management standards.
 Ensure adherence to the Oxfam code of conduct, security guidelines and health & safety.
 As needed and by delegation from the Country Director, represent Oxfam in relevant fora and meetings with donors, partners or other stakeholders in relation to the Tunisia program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The Program Manager is a dynamic and strong personality with high standards on norms and values. He/she is an inspiring coach for his/her team, knows his/her way with budget steering and has experience in running an office day to day. He/she has excellent networking skills and knows how to build and maintain relationships with donors. He/she is also able to work in a political environment.

Essential
 A university level education in a relevant field
 At least 8 years experience in international development, program management and participatory strategy development
 Proven experience in leading teams, people management and creative human resource management as well as change management. Specific experience in line management, facilitation and coaching.
 Proven analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically
 Familiarity with management in a complex organizational structures and multi-country programming
 Knowledge of the Tunisia specific context or experience in working in countries in transition as well as a significant knowledge of the thematic areas of work of Oxfam in Tunisia
 Experience in representing an organization at senior level to civil society organizations, government, donors, etc
 Experience in policy and advocacy work at local, national and international levels
 Financial management skills to monitor the operational budget and the ability to identify relevant investment area
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French, English and Arabic, to motivate, influence and negotiate
 Experience in fundraising and in contract management of donor funded projects
 Human rights-based approach – Gender sensitivity
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter in French & curriculum vitae in English) in writing and mentioning the job title “Program Manager” to Recruitment.Tunisie@oxfamnovib.nl no later than Sunday 7th January, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity Organization.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Tunisia? 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: Jan 07, 2018

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