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Country Director in Uganda , Uganda

BiD Network Foundation is a Not-for-profit founded in 2007 with offices in Kampala and Amsterdam. Our mission is to increase access to finance for emerging market entrepreneurs by preparing them and connecting them to financiers. Since 2015 we have a new management team that aims to transition the foundation into a social enterprise, with the objective to become sustainable, and more effective in the results and impact we create.

Our clients are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with revenues of at least USD 100,000, a strong entrepreneurial team, proof of market, a scalable business model and create social impact. Many SMEs in Uganda have growth potential, but lack the right skills and access to finance to grow their business to their fullest potential. That’s where BiD Network steps in. We provide Business Growth Support and Investor Matchmaking services; Business Growth Support is provided after a thorough assessment of the business, and technical support is provided together with our network of highly qualified experts and partners. Matchmaking services focus on the preparation of documents necessary for investment, including financial modeling, investment plan and investor deck preparation. BiD Network works with a network of 200+ active private as well as institutional investors. This network has been built up over the last 10 years. We have provided access to finance for 235 SMEs for over USD 32 million.

About your job
To grow our activities in Uganda and the region, we are looking for an experienced Country Director for our local office who will be responsible for leading the Uganda team. We are looking for an individual with international experience in the field of Investment and Corporate finance. The role’s key purpose is to create sustainable impact through serving entrepreneurs in the SME sector with risk capital and business support, helping them to realise their full business potential and achieve long- term success. The Country Director will also be expected to lead the team in sourcing quality pipeline, preparing quality investment memorandums for our investor network, conducting high quality business assessments, and providing excellent business growth support to the SMEs. The Country Director will work closely with the Investment Director based in the Netherlands in maintaining and growing our International Investor network.

The Country Director will also represent BiD Network at events (both local and in the region) and promote BiD Network services to larger clients such as NGOs, Development Organizations and Corporates that want to make use of BiD Network services.
The ambition of BiD Network is to scale up regionally in the near future which will provide opportunities for growth for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate that has the right skills set and ambition to grow towards Regional Director in the future.

The Country Director Uganda reports to the Investment Director in the Netherlands.

Your responsibilities include:
• Managing the Ugandan Country Office including attending to statutory and legal requirements, overseeing financial reporting and audit process of the local entity
• Leading and training the Uganda office staff to improve the quality of our business assessments, selection process, investment preparation, and monitoring of investments
• Ensure quality of business assessment, investment preparation, business growth support and matchmaking services
• Development of investor services
• Developing and maintaining relations with strategic partners and investors
• Relationship and account management of larger clients of BiD Network.
• BiD Network representation in Uganda and potentially in the region
• Part of management team (MT) of BiD Network
• Contribute to the strategic direction of BiD Network (up-scaling, fundraising, business development)
• Potentially set up of new country offices in the region in coordination with Netherlands

We look for you, if you possess the following experience, skills and knowledge:
• University degree in Economics, Business Administration, or Finance.
• Advanced degree is an advantage. An MBA is preferred, as well as CFA or ACCA.
• Excellent financial and analytical skills.
• Experience in investment banking
• Excellent deal origination skills and a well-developed network with the local SME business and finance community.
• A minimum of 3 years of Investment management experience. Preferably in Private Equity.
• Experience managing a team
• Experience of working in Africa. Preferably with understanding of the Ugandan/East African financial, regulatory and operational environment;
• Proven experience with business consultancy and training/coaching.
• Experience working with SMEs
• Fluent in English (verbally and written);
• Living (or willing to live) in Kampala or surroundings. We have a preference for people based in East Africa.

In addition, we look for you if you have the following attitude:
• A natural ability to network, connect and enthusiast others;
• Entrepreneurial and energetic;
• Decision making power
• Result-oriented and tenacious in achieving targets;
• Able to work independently and also an active team player, able to lead a team and be a part of it;
• Trustworthy
• Stress-resistant and resilient

You will be based in Kampala and we expect you to be flexible in travelling (20-30% of your time).

BiD Network offers:
• A highly dynamic working environment in a young, international and ambitious team in Amsterdam and Kampala.
• Competitive salary based on qualification and experience
• Performance bonus
• Single package (no schooling, no relocation costs)

Please apply for this job before May 28th, 2017.

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

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

Expiring: Jun 30, 2017
Country Director , Uganda

BiD Network Foundation is a Not-for-profit founded in 2007 with offices in Kampala and Amsterdam. Our mission is to increase access to finance for emerging market entrepreneurs by preparing them and connecting them to financiers. Since 2015 we have a new management team that aims to transition the foundation into a social enterprise, with the objective to become sustainable, and more effective in the results and impact we create.

Our clients are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with revenues of at least USD 100,000, a strong entrepreneurial team, proof of market, a scalable business model and create social impact. Many SMEs in Uganda have growth potential, but lack the right skills and access to finance to grow their business to their fullest potential. That’s where BiD Network steps in. We provide Business Growth Support and Investor Matchmaking services; Business Growth Support is provided after a thorough assessment of the business, and technical support is provided together with our network of highly qualified experts and partners. Matchmaking services focus on the preparation of documents necessary for investment, including financial modeling, investment plan and investor deck preparation. BiD Network works with a network of 200+ active private as well as institutional investors. This network has been built up over the last 10 years. We have provided access to finance for 235 SMEs for over USD 32 million.

About your job
To grow our activities in Uganda and the region, we are looking for an experienced Country Director for our local office who will be responsible for leading the Uganda team. We are looking for an individual with international experience in the field of Investment and Corporate finance. The role’s key purpose is to create sustainable impact through serving entrepreneurs in the SME sector with risk capital and business support, helping them to realise their full business potential and achieve long- term success. The Country Director will also be expected to lead the team in sourcing quality pipeline, preparing quality investment memorandums for our investor network, conducting high quality business assessments, and providing excellent business growth support to the SMEs. The Country Director will work closely with the Investment Director based in the Netherlands in maintaining and growing our International Investor network.

The Country Director will also represent BiD Network at events (both local and in the region) and promote BiD Network services to larger clients such as NGOs, Development Organizations and Corporates that want to make use of BiD Network services.
The ambition of BiD Network is to scale up regionally in the near future which will provide opportunities for growth for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate that has the right skills set and ambition to grow towards Regional Director in the future.

The Country Director Uganda reports to the Investment Director in the Netherlands.

Your responsibilities include:
• Managing the Ugandan Country Office including attending to statutory and legal requirements, overseeing financial reporting and audit process of the local entity
• Leading and training the Uganda office staff to improve the quality of our business assessments, selection process, investment preparation, and monitoring of investments
• Ensure quality of business assessment, investment preparation, business growth support and matchmaking services
• Development of investor services
• Developing and maintaining relations with strategic partners and investors
• Relationship and account management of larger clients of BiD Network.
• BiD Network representation in Uganda and potentially in the region
• Part of management team (MT) of BiD Network
• Contribute to the strategic direction of BiD Network (up-scaling, fundraising, business development)
• Potentially set up of new country offices in the region in coordination with Netherlands

We look for you, if you possess the following experience, skills and knowledge:
• University degree in Economics, Business Administration, or Finance.
• Advanced degree is an advantage. An MBA is preferred, as well as CFA or ACCA.
• Excellent financial and analytical skills.
• Experience in investment banking
• Excellent deal origination skills and a well-developed network with the local SME business and finance community.
• A minimum of 3 years of Investment management experience. Preferably in Private Equity.
• Experience managing a team
• Experience of working in Africa. Preferably with understanding of the Ugandan/East African financial, regulatory and operational environment;
• Proven experience with business consultancy and training/coaching.
• Experience working with SMEs
• Fluent in English (verbally and written);
• Living (or willing to live) in Kampala or surroundings. We have a preference for people based in East Africa.

In addition, we look for you if you have the following attitude:
• A natural ability to network, connect and enthusiast others;
• Entrepreneurial and energetic;
• Decision making power
• Result-oriented and tenacious in achieving targets;
• Able to work independently and also an active team player, able to lead a team and be a part of it;
• Trustworthy
• Stress-resistant and resilient

You will be based in Kampala and we expect you to be flexible in travelling (20-30% of your time).

BiD Network offers:
• A highly dynamic working environment in a young, international and ambitious team in Amsterdam and Kampala.
• Competitive salary based on qualification and experience
• Performance bonus
• Single package (no schooling, no relocation costs)

Please apply for this job before May 28th, 2017.

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

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

Expiring: Jun 29, 2017
WASH Consortium Director in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

About the role: This is a 24 month, replacement role with accompanied terms based in Kinshasa, with frequent visits to consortium programme areas with a salary of Grade 6 €44,884 - €49,871
You will report to the Country Director. We would like you to start on 1st June 2017.

Your purpose: You will ensure the effective implementation of the DRC WASH Consortium, a 5-year £30 million GBP rural WASH programme led by Concern Worldwide and funded by DFID in DRC. The Consortium comprises the following agencies: Action Contre le Faim (ACF); Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED); Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Concern Worldwide (as lead agency); and Solidarités International.

Key responsibilities include:
• Ensuring the development and implementation of a common vision and strategy for the Consortium;
• Providing overall representation of the Consortium and coordination between member partners;
• Liaison with donors and other external actors, including government and UN agencies implementing WASH in DRC;
• Management of the Consortium Coordination Unit in Kinshasa established to coordinate the programme and manage the Consortium grant and sub-grants on behalf of the lead agency.

You will be responsible for:
Under the direct line management of the Country Director of the Consortium Lead Agency (Concern Worldwide), and with the support and buy-in of the Governance Board of the DRC WASH Consortium, you will ensure that all elements of the DRC WASH Consortium coordinate effectively to implement a common strategy and deliver the commitments of the consortium in an efficient, effective and economical manner.

Strategic Planning: develop, update and ensure the implementation of a shared vision and strategy for the Consortium in the DRC WASH sector, and identify possible growth/development opportunities for the Consortium in the future.
• Develop an in-depth understanding of the DRC WASH sector in order to position the DRC WASH Consortium to deliver added value to the sector.
• Update the common vision and identify opportunities for increasing the impact of the consortium approach, influencing other sector actors based on evidence, and identifying funding sources to fund the strategy.
• Ensure that the programme is designed and implemented according to the approved programme proposal and in accordance with the requirements of DFID.
• Ensure coordination, monitoring, review, evaluation and sharing lessons learnt from the activities of consortium members to support the achievement of outcomes and impact.
• Lead a networking and relationships strategy to ensure effective representation and communication of Consortium initiatives to relevant stakeholders to support coordinated approaches in the sector, partnership development, and programme implementation.

Consortium Coordination Unit Management: manage a coordination team to support effective programme delivery by the member agencies, ensure grant compliance, and promote communications, learning and advocacy in the sector
The Consortium Director manages all staff employed to this Unit, including short-term consultants. This is done through ensuring the following:
• Management, supervision and support of the Consortium Coordination Unit (composed of staff for programme quality; finance and compliance; and communications, learning and advocacy) to ensure the team fulfils its responsibilities.
• Coordination between members through quarterly governance board meetings, technical working groups for programmes and system-finance, bilateral discussions and quarterly reporting to ensure efficient programme management and effective internal communication.
• Reporting and making presentations to the Lead Agency and the Governance Board on Consortium activities and on opportunities to increase the added value of the Consortium approach.
• Supervise and support the Deputy Director for Programme Quality for development of proposals, activity plans, reports, M+E data and other relevant Consortium Programme documents for consortium members that meet the requirements of external funding agencies funding the Consortium Programme.
• Supervise and support the Compliance Manager to ensure effective financial management and donor compliance across the Consortium members.
• Supervise and support the Communication, Learning and Advocacy Coordinator for ensuring effective communication and information sharing between the members of the consortium and with other relevant actors and stakeholders in the DRC according to the advocacy and communications strategy of the consortium.
• Attendance at appropriate coordination fora, representing the consortium at such meetings and reporting back to the relevant consortium groups on the outcomes of such meetings.
• Conduct regular programme visits to ensure the Consortium Members have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the programmes to ensure accurate representation of the DRC WASH Consortium.

Program Quality and Coordination: ensure programme delivery according to current best practice for rural WASH in DRC
Supervise and support the Deputy Director for Programme Quality to support the coordination of programme quality and monitoring and evaluation by:
• Coordinating programme quality across the different agencies of the Consortium,
• Ensuring the Consortium implements approaches which represent current best practice for WASH in DRC.
• Organise and facilitate meetings with Consortium members on progress, learning from consortium programming and innovations, analysing challenges and developing solutions
• Coordinating monitoring, evaluation and research in order to assess the results of implementation.
• Guiding learning and strategic development by revising approaches based on results.
• Contributing to sector influencing by spreading improved approaches

Finance and Donor Compliance: manage the financial and compliance risks for Concern Worldwide as lead agency
• Be responsible for overall financial oversight of the consortium budget and expenditure.
The Consortium Director will supervise and support the Compliance Manager (in collaboration with other relevant finance and compliance staff of Concern Worldwide) to ensure the following responsibilities:
• Ensure that compliance to donor agreements are adhered to within the Consortium Coordination Unit and Consortium members
• Ensure development and implementation of expenditure plans and ensure that programmes are implemented within agreed and approved budgets through undertaking regular budget monitoring of expenditure against budget.
• Ensure that internal and donor financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and up to high quality standard.
• Support the Lead Agency in conducting internal and external audits of the Consortium Programme.
• Ensure implementation of recommendations from due diligence assessments and continuous monitoring to ensure controls and risk mitigation measures are in place.
• Ensure efficient and reliable procurement of goods and services in a transparent and accountable manner, ensuring value for money for the organisation and justifiable use of donor funds.
• Ensuring compliance with relevant legal frameworks in all contractual, financial, labour and taxation matters.

Communications, Learning and Advocacy: ensure learning, the dissemination of knowledge, and influence on the DRC WASH sector
Supervise and support the Communications, Learning and Advocacy Coordinator to develop and operationalize:
• Internal communications and knowledge management tools;
• Effective coordination approaches with government partners and other stakeholders;
• Strategy for external advocacy and influencing the WASH sector;
• Tools for WASH knowledge management and learning at community level.

Training and Capacity building : develop the coordination team’s potential
• Supervise and support the CCU team for identification of training and development needs of staff recruited to support the consortium.
• Supervise and support the CCU team for planning and where appropriate the provision of interventions to meet the identified training needs.

Undertake other appropriate duties requested by the Lead Agency or Consortium Board in his/her absence.

Your skills and experience will include:
Essential:
• Appropriate qualification at Master’s degree level, such as public management, development administration or a relevant social science. A background in WASH programming is a distinct advantage.
• Proven experience (at least 5 years) in senior programme management and leadership positions working with INGO’s, NGOs, CBOs, para-statal organisations and other civil society groups and the private sector.
• Experience of working with major international donors, particularly DFID.
• Excellent written and spoken English and French language skills.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and organisation skills.
• Strong coordination skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate among consortium members.
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of donor, INGO and Government structures and to represent the consortium at national and international level fora
• Thorough understanding of gender and protection issues.
• Strong experience of financial management and donor compliance issues.
• Experience in the design and use of monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Experience of working in or managing a consortium model of working.
• Knowledge the key tools used by donor agencies, such as logical frame works, results chains, theories of change, results-based management and financial administration systems

Desirable:
• An understanding of the DRC context and experience of working in different countries within the Central African region would be an advantage.
• An understanding of accountability as applied within humanitarian and development programming.
• An understanding of programme participant protection policies and international standards and how to apply these across a range of international actors.

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Are you interested in becoming a WASH Consortium Director 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: Jun 05, 2017
Human Resource and/or Marketing Specialist , Sierra Leone

Short-term consultancy to develop a rapid training and selection programme.

Position type: Consulting
Duration: 3-4 weeks
Expected start date: May 2017
The deadline for applications is 24 April 2017!

About the project
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) private sector development programme that is funded by DFID and implemented by Adam Smith International. SOBA uses a market systems approach to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone. The programme collaborates with a breadth of businesses to trial and to scale innovative and inclusive business practices that reduce poverty and improve economic opportunities and outcomes for poor women and men.

Background
Starting and growing a business in Sierra Leone is challenging. Entrepreneurs face a number of obstacles, including limited access to capital, talent, and marketing and finance services. SOBA’s Business Innovation Hub (BI Hub) aims to address some of the constraints in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and improve performance of the market to allow existing businesses to grow, and attract new entrepreneurs. One of the strategies of the BI Hub is to work with professional service providers to strengthen and promote support services for small and growing enterprises (SGBs). Through interaction with key stakeholders in the marketing industry in Sierra Leone, the BI Hub
identified talent acquisition and development to be a major challenge. There is a large talent gap for skilled marketeers, which forces many firms to rely on foreign talent, thereby increasing costs and lead time significantly. Furthermore, university degrees and training certificates tend to be poor indicators of the potential of candidates in Sierra Leone.

About the role
SOBA is looking to hire a short-term consultant to lead the development of a rapid training and selection programme for the marketing industry: “Marketing Bootcamp”. Marketing bootcamp would entail intensive training on marketing as well as general professional skills whilst putting trainees through an vetting process to identify top talent. Through skills tests and assessments, participants are evaluated throughout the programme and only the best talent will complete the full duration of the bootcamp. Graduates of the program will go on to be placed at corporations or marketing firms in Sierra Leone.

Key tasks
Design the “Marketing Bootcamp” rapid training & selection programme:
• Liaise with local stakeholders to obtain input for the development of the programme and ensure local context fit
• Design application process and selection criteria
• Develop or select training materials, including modules on marketing skills and general business and workplace skills.
o Materials may be delivered via a mix of in-person or online channels.
o Training program should combine quick lessons, practical exercises, and
motivational content
o Focus is on hard marketing skills needed to execute on marketing strategies: marketing research, graphic design, (social) media management, project
management
• Develop assessment tools and skills tests to guide the vetting process

Desired experience
• Background in human resources, training, or marketing
• Experience designing and developing training and selection programmes
• Understanding of digital curriculum and assessment tools
• Good understanding of marketing tools and concepts
• Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa
• Interest and passion for designing innovative educational solutions

How to apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply soon for early consideration.
The deadline for applications is 24 April 2017, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Human Resource and/or Marketing Specialist? 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: Jun 04, 2017
Country Director in Nigeria , Nigeria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is looking to fill the Country Director, Nigeria, D2 role based in Abuja, Nigeria.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Develop and oversee the implementation of country strategies, policies and plans, aligned with government, WFP and wider national and UN strategies, policies and processes as appropriate. Ensure timely and effective responses to meet changing food security and nutrition needs.
- Contribute to the development of wider WFP strategies and policies ensuring that operational realities inform planning.
- Demonstrate ownership of, promote and deploy WFP corporate initiatives and strategies.
- Hold accountability for effective management of WFP operations within the area of assignment to ensure timely and effective delivery of food assistance.
- Provide effective leadership to a Country Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing WFP country team.
- Identify and build productive relationships with partners at a national level, and at regional and global levels as appropriate, to raise resources for WFP and enable the effective positioning of WFP to achieve country goals.
- Actively work with government agencies to build knowledge and capacity to meet food assistance needs within the country and to prepare for and respond to hunger related emergencies.
- Under the guidance and coordination of the Resident Coordinator (RC), participate and actively contribute, as a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Humanitarian Country Team (including Cluster Agency responsibilities), to strengthening of UN country coherence and promoting of joint planning to meet the zero hunger challenge.
- Build productive relationships with beneficiaries, civil societies, and national NGOs.
- Positively represent WFP in the media to build awareness and advocate for WFP activities in fighting hunger in the country.
- Take lead to ensure that evaluation, audit and compliance recommendations are efficiently implemented within the CO.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Develop and maintain appropriate emergency preparedness plans and activities to ensure readiness and ability to take timely and appropriate actions in the event of a food assistance emergency.
- Other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or advanced training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- At least 15 years of relevant professional experience
- Led strategy planning and operations within a large and complex country or equivalent environment
- Gained broadening experiences through various roles in HQ, RB or CO, including as a Deputy Country Director
- Gained significant experience in management of a number of large scale, diverse and complex programmes in diverse emergency and developmental contexts
- Led in managing the finances and other support services of an office or Division
- Significant experience in developing and implementing internal controls and exercising delegation of authority in a variety of contexts
- Gained significant people leadership and management experience, effectively uniting large and diverse multi-national and multi-discipline teams by delivering on country
workforce plans
- Led significant and complex negotiations with donors/ government officials, partners, media outlets, etc. on a diverse range of issues
- Given media statements and leading news briefings to ensure appropriate representation of WFP externally in high profile situations of acute sensitivity
- Led large and complex fundraising initiatives which have had a significant positive impact within area of responsibility
- Led a large and highly complex emergency-oriented operation, in a hardship duty station

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed Term appointment, renewable.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

Websites to visit before applying regarding UN salary bands: http://icsc.un.org

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14 March 2017

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

Expiring: Apr 03, 2017
Programme Development & Funding Officer , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

To contribute to CAFOD’s involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC) in line with the agreed strategy, by engaging in programme development; securing institutional funding for CAFOD supported programmes and partnerships; and contract management.

Job Scope

The post-holder will be responsible for building effective working relationships with peers across the International Development Group, as well as with colleagues in the Emergency Response and Advocacy Groups, and the International Programme Funding Unit. This is in order to develop and maintain horizontal links between programmes, learning, innovation, good practice, and fundraising within and between regions or areas of work. The role has also a number of cross-divisional and cross-organisational functions linked to work with CAFOD’s Education, Communities & Supporters, Fundraising, Finance and Media teams.

While the DRC portfolio will be allocated to the post holder, a degree of flexibility is expected and therefore the post-holder may be required to support other programmes and colleagues during particularly busy times or emergencies. Furthermore, his/her portfolio of countries/sub-regions may change/evolve over time to meet CAFOD’s and partners’ needs.

Accountability

The post-holder reports to the Country Representative – DRC. He/she is not a budget holder but may carry out some supervision tasks for staff members.

Key Responsibilities

Programme development in line with the direction set by the DRC Strategy
- As guided by his/her line manager and taking into consideration his/her allocated portfolio), work with programme staff and partners in the design, development (and where appropriate, implementation) of high quality programmes and projects in line with the DRC strategy and programme frameworks;
- Contribute to the development of resource development plans, as well as to identifying new funding opportunities through donor mapping exercises;
- Support regional or joint programme funding opportunities as necessary.
- Where necessary and in discussion with his/her line manager, participate in surge requests from other International Development or Emergency Response Groups;
- Keep up-to-date with donor policy developments and trends, both within the relevant country/sub-region/sector, and more generally, and represent CAFOD in funding review groups/networks in the countries/sub-regions as appropriate.


Programme funding and partners’ fundraising capacity
- In agreement with partners and programme staff, assess existing partner capacities and systems to manage and implement institutionally funded programmes and, jointly develop programme and project funding proposals;
- Lead, co-ordinate or support the preparation of funding applications with donors such as: ECHO, DEC, DfID, EC, UN, Comic Relief, Big Lottery Fund, etc.;
- Contribute to investing in partners’ capacities, by jointly identifying funding needs, developing plans to strengthen capacities, e.g. proposal writing, programme development, monitoring & evaluation, etc., or identifying sources of support. This can be through identifying who is best placed to offer such support or by the direct provision of specific capacity strengthening initiatives;
- Support partners in accessing the tools and support required to secure and effectively manage institutional funding, as well as strengthening partner capacity in donor mapping and developing donor engagement strategies;
- To work with CAFOD’s Country Representative and Programme Manager on designing a partners’ institutional funding capacity strengthening initiative/strategy.

Contract Management

- Working with programme staff and partners to manage various contracts, including financial and narrative reporting, and monitoring and evaluation (including facilitating external evaluations) of institutionally funded programmes, in line with jointly agreed standards (Programme Cycle Management), donor requirements, and CAFOD’s value of Stewardship;
- Responsible for reporting to donors – including financial reporting and ultimately responsible for the quality of those reports before submission.
- Support programme staff and partners on the development of plans, accounting frameworks and work plans, etc.

Internal and external representation
- In agreement with the Country Representative develop, nurture and manage relationships with donor organisations, and create opportunities to share CAFOD’s programme experiences with donor staff;
- Communicate with other teams within CAFOD to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for fundraising and communication needs. - This may involve participation in sessions/events with supporters, communities of practice, working groups, etc., as agreed with the relevant manager;
- Where appropriate, liaise with the International Programme Funding Unit to ensure coherent donor engagement strategies are developed and maintained;
- Work with partners to regularly assess the quality of the relationship, ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that funding-related issues are timely addressed;
- In agreement with partners, contribute to raising the profile of partners’ work with relevant donors in the region and/or globally.

Systems and compliance
- Effectively use CAFOD’s programme management information systems to ensure programme and project information and documentation is up-to-date. This will include producing management information to support decision making;
- Ensure compliance with agreements, regulations and requirements attached to our work, including liaising with IPFU donor leads on donor compliance requirements.

Notes:
1. This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification;
2. If considered useful and appropriate, specific percentages per function/areas of responsibility can be assigned by agreement between the post-holder and his/her line manager.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

Child Protection

CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and young people and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children, seeing these interests as paramount.

This post-holder is likely, or potentially, required over the length of the time that they are in post:
- to have contact with children (people under 18) in the course of their work;
- to see the same child more than once or otherwise to have the chance to build a rapport with a child through their work;

and CAFOD is unable to guarantee that this contact with children will be at all times supervised by someone with an enhanced criminal records check and a check of the data barring list for children. They will require the Enhanced Disclosure including a Barred List check for Children.

Terms & conditions

Contract: A 2 year fixed term local contract, including a 6 month probationary period.

Salary: Band: Specialist A

If accompanied (relocating with dependents to DRC)
· Total compensation £37,895 - £44,078 made up of the following:
· Salary of £29,150 - £33,907 per annum
· 20% mobility allowance to cover flights and visas
· 10% pension
If unaccompanied (relocating without dependents to DRC)
· Total compensation £34,980 - £40,687 made up of the following:
· Salary of £29,150 - £33,907 per annum
· 10% mobility allowance to cover flights and visas
· 10% pension

Hours: 35 hours per week. Normal CAFOD office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with one hour for lunch. This post will require some weekend and evening work for which time off in lieu may be taken.

Holidays: 34 days including official holidays and CAFOD days at Christmas/Easter.

Notice period: 6 months either way after completion of the probationary period.

Pensions: There is an optional contributory pension scheme (10% employer and 5% employee contribution). Alternatively, CAFOD will make a similar contribution to a Personal Pension Plan.

Other benefits: Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme and the Right to Buy Annual Leave of up to 10 additional days.

Disabilities: We are committed to making every reasonable adjustment to the workplace or working arrangements so as to accommodate people with disabilities.

Location: The post will be based either in Kinshasa or Goma (CAFOD Office) with travel to other parts of DRC.

Mobility support allowance: 10% for unaccompanied persons, 20% for accompanied – this only applies to individuals who are not DRC citizens nor DRC residents already in-country.

Person Specification

Essential

Core Competencies

Understanding Our Context
- Understanding international development; Understanding and experience of international development and programme management and quality standards within this context

Working Together
- Communicating; Able to communicate with colleagues and partners at a distance
- Looking outwards;Understanding of effective and values-based partnership work between northern and southern organisations and communities

Making Change Happen
H Managing resources; the ability to prepare and monitor budgets, contribute to assessing the appropriateness of partner financial systems, and ensure compliance with, knowledge and understanding of financial
I Achieving results; experience of developing successful funding applications for institutional donors; experience of participatory project design, and use of analytical tools.
J Managing our performance; experience of developing and implementing monitoring systems to track the effectiveness of programmes

Job-specific Competencies
I. Understanding and first-hand experience of institutional funding work/projects, priorities, trends and donor conditions within the international development sector; ideally with first-hand experience of working with the EC
II. Experience of using programme cycle management tools effectively to deliver work within an agreed programme framework
III. Able and committed to working with and strengthen or complementing the capacity of partner organisations and colleagues
IV. Finance management and budgeting understanding and experience
V. Ability and willingness to travel within the DRC and/or to the UK (approximately for 3months per year), sometimes at short notice
VI. Thematic experience in one or more of CAFOD DRC key thematic areas (Livelihoods & Early Recovery, Peace Building, Governance, and WASH)

Desirable
I. First-hand work experience with a values-based partnership approach (between northern and southern organisations and communities).
II. Previous work experience in DRC or Central African region.

We encourage you to keep your response concise (no more than 600-800 words).

Expiring: Jan 05, 2017
Logistics Manager , Central African Republic

In the Central African Republic, Cordaid currently runs programmes in Bangui, Bozoum, Bangassou, Bossangoa and Bouar where Cordaid has offices. The Country office is based in Bangui. Cordaid CAR counts with about 60 staff in the Country.

Position and responsibility
The Logistics Manager is responsible for the mission’s security management. He/she is also responsible for the logistics of the Country Office, its sub Offices and its programs in a cost effective and accountable manner.
He/she will be supervised by the Director Country Office in CAR and reports directly to him/her. He/she supervises the local staff engaged in the field of his/her responsibilities.

Specific objectives
Operational Security Management
• As a member of the Security Management Team, regularly reviews the ongoing operation against safety standards and reports incidents. Takes the lead in preventing future incidents, reporting on incidents and lessons learned/detecting trends, and may have a supporting role in crisis management as part of the Local Response Team.
• He/she will analyse the external context in Cordaid operational areas, monitor the major risks (detect any changes to the risk matrix) and define preventive measures (Standard Operational Procedures).
• Responsible for yearly updating of the Country Security Plan.
• He/she will train and instruct Cordaid staff (including support staff such as drivers and guards) and third-party travellers and ensures compliance with procedures.
• Strives for a culture of security within Cordaid’s programmes in CAR which enables Cordaid to reach populations in need in tight security contexts.
• He/she is involved in program conceptualisation by providing clear recommendations for future orientation, scenario’s, and ensure budgeting for adequate security management in programs takes place. Maintains a relevant security network and attends INGO, UN security fora on behalf of the Country Director. Is able to apply coaching skills to support local partner organizations in their security management.

Supply Chain
Establishes contacts with suppliers, transporters, relevant government authorities and other Cordaid partners. Sets up and maintains a structured supply chain of high quality materials needed for the offices and the programs.

Transport and Warehousing
Arranges transport and warehousing of materials, guarding as well cost effective use as safety of the goods.

Contract Management/ Suppliers Agreements
Negotiates and maintains service level agreements with suppliers to ensure cost-effective deliverance of high quality goods or services in the right time and the right place. Anticipates deviations from standards and manages suppliers.

Logistics Administration and Reports
Makes sure all agreements and other relevant logistics administration are up-to-date, complete and reliable, as to easy provide accurate reporting information.
Collects logistics information and reports about the results, specifics and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations.

Personnel Management
Leads personnel in accordance with the management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work.

Qualifications
• Experience, understanding and skills in security management in conflict areas;
• Knowledge of logistics, business or public administration or other relevant subject on an academic level;
• Knowledge of project management, international cooperation with local partners;
• At least 5 years working with INGO’s on level of coordination of security management and logistics in project countries;
• Strong analytical, writing, coaching, and problem-solving skills;
• Knowledge of the mission and goals of the Cordaid programs, security policy and regulations would be an asset;
• Social skills to foster a culture of security among staff and visitors, negotiate prices and realize cooperation benefits;
• Writing skills to unambiguously formulate updates to the Country Security Plan, Standard Operational Procedures and logistic contracts/agreements;
• Fluent in both languages French and English.

Specifics of duty station
He/she will be based in Bangui, in the Cordaid CAR main office. He/she will travel as necessary to the sub offices in CAR for security & logistics management reinforcement, training and monitoring.
This is a non-accompanied posting.

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

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 13 November 2016.

Expiring: Dec 12, 2016
Country Financial Controller , Liberia

The CFC will be responsible for the effective management of Concern Liberia country programme’s finances. This will include responsibility for a strong control environment, finance staff management, capacity building of non-finance staff, partner finance oversight and training, treasury management, financial planning / budgeting, and internal and external reporting. Maintaining and managing controls and procedures to safeguard and account for all assets, funds and interests of Concern’s operations is a crucial part of the role. The post holder is also a member of the senior management team and will participate in all key decisions affecting the country programme.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Senior Management role:
• Participate in the development of Concern Liberia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other strategic frameworks (Preparing for Effective Emergency Response (PEER), Security Management Plan (SMP) etc) in collaboration with all relevant staff and third parties as necessary.
• Participate in the management of the country programme’s strategic issues through involvement in decision making.
• Produce strategic analysis for financial and donor management.

Financial Control
• Maintain an effective & efficient system of internal controls which complies with Concern Worldwide’s financial guidelines, collaborating closely with the Systems Director and Logistics staff.
• Ensure that all financial records & accounts are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting standards & donor regulations

Financial Reporting
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts for budget-holders and Country Management to ensure that they can take appropriate action on any significant variances.
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of financial reports for Dublin (Financial Reporting Pack (FRP)).
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of donor reports for external donors / agencies.

Financial Systems
• Ensure that the systems in place, enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency & effectiveness of the manner in which assets are utilised

Other financial duties
• Facilitate internal, external & donor audits
• Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes in respect of national staff are complied with & liaise with relevant authorities in this respect.

Donor Compliance
• Ensure that donor proposal budgets and expenditure & related reports are of high quality, up-to-date and delivered in a timely manner in accordance with Concern policies/procedures, donor requirements and for other interested parties in collaboration with programme team colleagues.

Human Resources
• Identify finance staff needs, ensuring that job descriptions are developed and well understood, properly qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the needs of the department and the organisation
• Manage the Finance team with particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring, training, and ensuring that all staff have up-to-date descriptions and Performance and Development Review (PDR) process as per policy.
• Ensure that all department staff are aware of and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures.

Other Duties
• Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of relevant commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
• Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational (eg HR) activities.
• Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4 and Code of Conduct, HR, finance, logistics etc).

PERSON SPECIFICATION
ESSENTIAL
Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Accountancy Qualification (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
• 3 years post qualification experience, at least 1 in an international NGO
• Experience in preparing budgets and reports for international donors.
• Experience in staff capacity development and management
• Fluent English

Special Skills or Personality Requirements:
• Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, and priorities.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills. Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent excel skills and knowledge of computerised accounting packages
• Excellent interpersonal skills and cross cultural awareness
• Good sense of humour
• Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.

DESIRABLE
Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Previous experience in Concern or a similar organization
• Experience with Great Plains GL system
• Experience in West African context
• Experience with USAID, EU and / or Irish Aid donor requirements
• Knowledge of development issues and concepts.

Contract: 2 years
Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Accompanied
Responsible For: Finance Manager (and indirectly finance team of 6)
Basic annual salary: 38,518 to 43,733 euro

Expiring: Oct 06, 2016

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