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Program Manager in Zambia , Zambia

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

FUNCTION
The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs to coordinate all joint R4/WFP and Heifer Zambia projects in the province and the overall responsibilities for the project’s implementation management. (S)he will assist the Director of Programs in the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan and budget and provide leadership and direction to the processes of effective and efficient long, medium, and short-term planning, project delivery, and resource (human, material, time, and finance) management.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Alertness; Availability; Boldness; Cautiousness; Creativity; Decisiveness; Dependability; Determination; Diligence; Enthusiasm; Flexibility; Resourcefulness; Self-Control; Openness to learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Program Management and Coordination (35%)
- Lead in the preparation of well-designed annual work plans and budgets, alongside project reports compatible with the priorities and orientations of Heifer Zambia Country Program and those of the donor - WFP.
- Develop effective Project Management Plans (Communication, Risks, Procurement, Stakeholder).
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Director of Programs and other Key stakeholders regularly.
- Coordinate the effective and efficient management of:
* Project scope
* Project schedule
* Project budget
* Project risks

DELIVERABLE
- Well-managed project scope, schedule, and budget.
- High-quality and timely project services and products delivered.
- High-quality and timely reports written and submitted.
- Deliverables and services aligned with donor requirements.
- Established and strengthened collaboration with relevant Government Ministries, donor, and other relevant stakeholders.

Capacity Building, Skills and Program Development (15%)
- Identify staff skill gaps and develop a capacity building plan.
- Sensitize and train farmers, staff and other key stakeholders on:
- Shared and personal leadership
- Conflict management
- Effective communication
- Reporting (financial and narrative)
- Climate Smart Agriculture

DELIVERABLE
- Skilled farmers, staff and other project stakeholders.
- Adequate, timely and good quality resources (material, human & finance) available for project delivery.
- Well-equipped offices and staff.

Management of Human Resources and Personnel Development (20%)
- Provide leadership and technical support to the staff at the Provincial office.
- Coach and mentor project staff.
- Create a conducive work environment for staff.
- Organize periodic team building sessions and motivate staff.
- Create awareness and ensure staff compliance with existing policies and procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Documented staff performance reviews with requisite recommendations to the Director of Programs for decision-making.
- Established deeper insights on project staff requirements and compliance with global HPI practices and policies shared with the Director of Programs for quick decision-making.
- An established enabling work environment.

Financial Management and Budget Control (10%)
- Supervise and monitor project expenditure within the provisional project budgets.
- Monitor the project budget as committed by the donor.
- Re-enforce compliance to stated accounting practices, policies, and procedures including procurements.
- Monitor budget variance with respect to schedules and deliverables.

DELIVERABLE
- Well-formulated Activity-based budgets.
- High-quality and timely financial reports submitted to HQ and donor.
- Clean IRAPs and annual project audits.
- Re-enforced compliance with financial processes, procedures, practices and policies.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation (15%)
- With the support of MELs Manager develop an appropriate system of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
- Periodically monitor project progress against set milestones using Key Performance Indicators
- Identify risks and manage them timely.
- Identify and escalate issues.

DELIVERABLE
- A developed and functional MEL system in place.
- Documented milestones from the process and results monitoring carried-out on a monthly and quarterly basis respectively.
- Narrative reports on project results and impact are tracked, analyzed, documented and shared every semester.
- A documented baseline, mid-term and End line evaluation reports for the project.
- Project closed, and all resources disposed of/transitioned

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)
- Set expectations met as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration, and Development Studies plus at least Seven (7) years of job-related experience.

Preferred Requirements
- Master’s Degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration or another related field, and Development Studies and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in rural development in Zambia or a Minimum of three (3) years management level work experience

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
- Experience with the NGO/PVO approach, and knowledge of global sustainable development essential;
- Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail, spreadsheets, and organizing.
- Licensed driver

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons in farm, church, and administrative settings.
- Demonstrated ability to use participatory management skills with junior and senior country office and field staff.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Demonstrated ability to work with advisory and governing boards.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.
- Willingness to travel extensively.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jan 23, 2019
Chief of Party in Mozambique , Mozambique

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 28 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and provide innovative, market-driven solutions in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). SNV 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. SNV USA is the organization’s United States-based 501(c)(3) affiliate connecting North American partners to SNV’s implementation capacity around the world. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own sustainable development.

Job Description
SNV is currently seeking experienced Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded integrated Nutrition and WASH Project in Mozambique. Transform Nutrition will be USAID’s flagship activity supporting the development of a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach to nutrition through programming modelled in select districts in Nampula province.

The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and focusing on achieving the desired results. This position will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients, and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision making. The Chief of Party will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners, other stakeholders, and other SNV programs. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

Qualifications
- Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Public Health, Public Administration, Environmental or Civil Engineering.
- Previous experience as COP, or similar senior management position for USAID-funded projects of a similar magnitude and complexity, and a thorough understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
- At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing and managing WASH projects including urban and rural WASH, behaviour change, institutional development and capacity building of local service providers in a developing country context. Ideally in Mozambique.
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
- Fluency in both English and Portuguese is required.

Additional Information
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment. Please note the position is contingent upon award. The anticipated start date is on or around July 2019.

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Expiring: Nov 08, 2018
Camp Manager in South Sudan , South Sudan

We are looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Camp Manager who is able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners under difficult, stressful and sometimes insecure conditions.

Who are we?

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in conjunction with Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been operating in South Sudan since 2005 initially concentrating on providing safe and supportive conditions for refugees returning from neighboring countries after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

In 2012 - 2013, DRC opened its operations in Upper Nile and Unity States to respond to the large influx of refugees coming from Blue Nile State and South Kordofan (Sudan). In addition to the refugee response and since 2014, DRC has been then actively engaged in responding to the humanitarian needs of IDPs affected by the internal conflict through the provision of integrated approaches.

With a total of 450 national staff, 50 expatriate staff, we are currently implementing multi-sectorial interventions through the provision of humanitarian services focused on CCCM, Protection, SGBV, FSL, Shelter and Infrastructure to both internally displaced persons and refugees across 5 field sites (Ajuong Thok, Bentiu, Maban, Malakal and Aburoc).

Purpose of the post

The camp manager is responsible for Coordination of Assistance and General services delivery at camp level. S/he ensures the establishment of effective and representative camp governance structures and promotion of beneficiary participation in decision making and implementation of camp affairs; ensures sound information management incorporating monitoring and feedback systems; facilitates effective communication with camp population, and oversees operation, care and maintenance of relevant camp infrastructure

Responsibilities:

PROMOTE BENEFICIARY PARTICIPATION IN CAMP AFFAIRS

- Create awareness to the population on democratic representation and facilitate elections of camp leaders and representatives.
- Facilitate establishment of camp committees whose members are representative of the camp population, with a specific technical or cross-cutting sector focus and cutting across agencies: Protection, -Shelter, WASH, etc. and ensuring that representation takes into account Persons with Special Needs –Elderly, Women at risk, Youth, Living with Disabilities, etc
- Facilitate and coordinate formal meetings and dialogue sessions with both community representatives and elected leaders.
- Ensure the organizing of different community sectors in the camp to facilitate and address needs of the affected population (Womens Group, Safety and Security, Youth Groups, Education, Elderly etc.)
- Develop the capacity of camp leaders, committee members and Interest groups through training, Focused Group discussions, peers sessions and dialogue sessions.
- Ensuring that camp management feedback procedures and complaints mechanisms are in place, and forums are conducted for the camp population.

PROMOTION AND FACILITATION OF CAMP SERVICES

- Facilitate the establishment of and support the running of Youth Recreational Activities including sports.
- Promote and facilitate community development and enjoyment Cultural Activities
- Facilitate peace and reconciliation initiatives among camp residents and/or camp residents and host community.
- Coordinate in General Food and NFI distribution as may be required
- Facilitate communities in conducting peaceful burials for their departed family members and loved ones.
- Facilitate community celebration and enjoyment of global events and public events
- Encourage community self -sustenance through neighbourhood watch schemes, care groups for persons with specific needs andpromotion of Income Generation Activities
- Facilitate that Referral System (example Health, SGBV, General Protection etc.) by other sectors/partners are shared amongst the camp population and camp management team for better work collaboration and response.

MONITORING AND COORDINATION

- Ensure gaps in assistance to beneficiaries are filled and avoid duplication of activities by conducting regular and systematic monitoring of service delivery in the camp, drawing the attention of stakeholders and partners to overarching needs.
- Conduct service monitoring across sectors in the camp to gain and share a holistic understanding of services and standards in the camp.
- Advocate for the adherence to agreed minimum standards of services among stakeholders and partners.
- Identify and formalize roles and responsibilities between agencies providing services in the camp as a crucial function to addressing gaps and helping to avoid misunderstandings.
- Reporting to and coordinating with the CCCM Lead sector UNHCR and to DRC CCCM Technical Coordinator
- Lead the monthly partners/stakeholders coordination meetings.

MANAGING INFORMATION AND FACILITATING COMMUNICATION

- Receive, conduct and/or facilitate registration of new arrivals in the camp (or validation of existing residents) in order to provide baseline information on the characteristics of the population to inform, additional assistance programmes and the effective coordination of distributions.
- Liaise with Protection Department to identify and register people with special needs (child headed families, unaccompanied orphans and minors, the elderly, people living with disabilities, etc.) in order to facilitate their timely and convenient access to services.
- Liaise with CCCM Sector Lead, UNHCR and Local Authorities in establishing and maintain an up to date camp population database reflect births, deaths, arrivals, departures and other fluctuations in the population.
- Operate information dissemination boards and other channels of communicating information between agencies and the camp residents.
- Coordinate with other camp partners including Inter-news radio on dissemination of public announcements and messages.
- Conduct a monthly Sites Profiling to be shared to partners and stakeholders

CAMP PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE OF CAMP INFRASTRUCTURE

- Oversee the installation and/or maintenance of DRC operated structures such as reception centres, community centres, access bridges, and play grounds.
- Liaise with Shelter Sector in site planning and demarcation of residential blocks and institutional facilities such as schools and hospitals. Where another agency is responsible for general infrastructure development such as civil works, drainage and waste disposal facilities, roads and institutional facilities, the camp manager shall liaise with the counterparts in planning.
- Coordinate with UNHCR and the Local Government department on Environmental protection matters in and around the camp.

ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT FUNCTIONS

- Supervise camp management team of contracted staff, refugee incentives and casuals, ensuring effective staff deployment, performance planning and appraisals staff line manages (Senior Officers)
- Disburse and track expenditure of camp management budget component, flagging any over and under expenditures in a timely manner.
- Prepare project procurement plans and order for materials in a timely manager.
- Manage casual staff contracts and camp service contracts.
- Prepare and submit consolidated monthly workplan of the team to the Area Manager copied CCCM Coordinator
- Provide in-puts in the monthly reports to the donor
- Provide in-put in the development of the project proposals.
- Capacitate through mentor, coaching and training the camp management team on CCCM.
- Coordination with counterparts in other NGOs and UNHCR, Government agencies

Experience and technical competencies

- At least 4-5 years camp management experience of which at least 2-3 years should be at international level and in South Sudan or in geographic and a conflict context similar to South Sudan
- Excellent human resource management skills, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team. Patience and understanding to work with and grow the capacity of national staff.

Education

- Post-graduate degree in political/Social Sciences, Management, development studies, International development or equivalent degree qualifications;
- Undergraduate with extensive experience could substitute
- Ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies
- Experience delivering programs to tight deadlines
- Experience with budget management and procurement planning
- Experience with systems and concepts for monitoring and evaluating project performance
- Good Computer and IT skills. fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills
- Ability and willingness to work in an emergency setting in remote and isolated location with ever changing security scenarios
- Good understanding of SPHERE Standard e.g. Shelter, WASH, NFI and SGBV guidelines
- Knowledge of local governance in post-conflict contexts, and Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming and inclusion strategies
- A good understanding of the Context of Upper Nile
- Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance and supervision

Languages

- English spoken and written -advanced
- Basic Arabic –desirable;

Key stakeholders

Programme Team including Shelter & NFI, Livelihoods Manager,Protection Manager and Supply Chain Manager and Support Services Manager
External ; Refugee and Host community committees
UNHCR Sector counterparts
Counterparts in sister agencies
Government agencies
Duty Station: Maban

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A14.

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Expiring: Nov 22, 2018
Project Coordinator in Ghana , Ghana

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

FUNCTION
The Project Coordinator, under the management of the Country Director, will assume overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the Prospering Farmer Pillar of the Forever Chocolate Program Pilot Project in Ghana. This is an 18-month pilot project funded by Barry Callebaut and Heifer International in which Heifer International Ghana is responsible for diversifying and increasing the household income and resilience of 300 smallholder cocoa farmers. He/she will participate in defining implementation strategies and supervise the Project Assistants who will be based in the project communities. A key objective of this position is to coordinate the implementation of activities related to technical trainings and mentoring of beneficiary families and ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of Heifer International.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Self-motivated, results oriented, intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, high integrity, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and team player.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (40%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Prospering Farmer Pillar including project resources ensuring adherence to the compliance and accountability policies.
- Ensure that all employees are engaged to work for the project are effectively managed to achieve their targets.
- Oversee the performance of any employees and partners engaged in the implementation of the project.
- Manage the implementation of the project to achieve the planned milestones.
- Facilitate the establishment of project management structures at the project and community levels.
- Profile and develop a database of all the potential resource persons in the project area that the project can utilize to provide specialized trainings once need arise.
- Develop and implement sustainability plans for the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones achieved.
- Project resources maintained.
- Project Management structures operational and meetings documented which will include the Project Management Committee and others.
- Project sustainability and exit plans developed and implemented.
- A database developed and used to guide in engagement of external resources persons to support in implementation of certain trainings.


Project reporting (15%)
- Compile the monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports and submit them in timely manner.
- Compile the donor reports as requested by the donor and submit them on schedule and in the recommended formats.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports submitted on schedule using the right format.
- Donor reports are submitted as requested.

Manage the delivery of farmer trainings (15%)
- With support from the Social Capital Development and Training Manager, develop and manage the implementation of project training plan to ensure the target farmers are adequately trained according to the project plan.
- With support from the SCD&T Manager, oversee the formation and strengthening of Self Help Groups in the 4 districts targeted by the project through Value Based Community Development Approaches.
- Oversee the capacity building of farmers and SHGs on mushroom or egg production, savings and credit mobilization and group dynamics as planned in the project document.

DELIVERABLE
- Training plan developed and made operational in each of the district targeted by the project.
- Self Help Groups are formed and strengthened to become active in their communities with increased application of Value Based Holistic Community Development approaches.
- Self Help Groups are trained on Group Dynamics, Savings and Credit Mobilization and technical aspects of mushroom and egg production as planned in the project document.

Annual planning and budgeting (10%)
- Develop an overall project operational plan aligned to the project log frame that will guide in project implementation.
- Development and implementation of project workplans (monthly, quarterly) that are aligned to the project log frame.
- Develop monthly and quarterly budgets aligned to the project workplan, and manage the spending as per the budgets.
- Review Monthly and Quarterly Budget Monitoring reports and provide reports on status of the project spending.
- On a quarterly basis, develop project procurement plans and submit to the procurement committee.

DELIVERABLE
- Overall project operational plan developed and implemented.
- Project Workplans (monthly, quarterly) developed and implemented.
- Budgets (monthly, quarterly, annual projections) developed and managed ensuring spending variance is within +/- 10%
- Reports on status of monthly and quarterly project spending.
- Project procurement plans developed and shared with the procurement committee on a quarterly basis.

Private sector linkages, partnerships and collaboration (5%)
- Provide overall leadership in designing and implementing partnerships that will entail provision of specialized business advisory services and training to address the commercial needs of various value chain actors within the mushroom and egg value chains.
- Identify MFIs/Banks and other financial service providers ready to engage with farmers and agro entrepreneurs and assist in developing financing options with a view to increase net returns to farmers.
- Identify and facilitate the engagement of service providers in agro inputs products and animal health services.
- Establish and maintain a close collaboration with the district government and other NGOs that will support the sustainability of the project interventions.

DELIVERABLE
- Partnerships developed and implemented to address different needs of farmers being supported by the project.
- Partnerships with other stakeholders such as District Government, NGOs and other public and private sector actors developed and used to leverage the project initiatives while also supporting project sustainability.
- Agro entrepreneurs and farmers are linked to appropriated financing opportunities.
- Farmers participating in the project are able to access agro inputs, animal health, and other essential services to enhance their production and livelihoods.

Monitoring and Evaluation (5%)
- Develop and implement a system for monitoring the delivery and effectiveness of farmer trainings.
- Tracking of the achievement of project outputs and outcomes.
- Undertake quarterly technical reviews of the project.
- Collaborate with project partners during the project evaluation activities.
- Monitoring the project risks and issues and making recommendations of actions to address them.

DELIVERABLE
- A system for monitoring the project interventions developed and implemented.
- Project outputs tracked monthly and outcomes tracked and reported on a quarterly basis.
- Technical Reviews of the project, based on the M&E framework developed.
- Project issues and risks monitored and reported.

Program Development (5%)
- Participate in the development of new initiatives including the scaling up of best practices.
- Support the documentation of the project model for its replication in other projects in Ghana and other countries.
- Regular document case studies and success stories for dissemination.

DELIVERABLE
- Project model documented for future scale up and replication.
- Opportunities for future growth of the program in the County identified and shared with the country office.
- At least 3 case studies or success stories developed and submitted for dissemination.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

DELIVERABLE
- This will be dependent on the specific duties assigned.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.


Preferred Requirements
- Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
- Minimum of five (5) years’ management level work experience.
- Significant experience in building public/private partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy industry.
- Demonstrated experience in project management including in donor project budgets management, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation.
- Demonstrated project reporting and donor reporting experience.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting.
- Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development.
- Strong communication skills both in English, and local languages of the project area.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing capacity building to smallholder farmers with a view to build a more sustainable, pro-poor, wealth creating value chains.
- Ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed and health.
- Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must be fluent in English and Twi languages.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
- Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
- Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
- Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Job Location
East Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Job Level
Manager

Client
Non U.S. Based Locations

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Expiring: Nov 22, 2018
Recruitment Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Description
Job Title: Recruitment Manager

Reports to: Director of People and Culture

Group/Department: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Organizational Profile:

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Position Overview

The Recruitment Manager will oversee all aspects of recruitment and onboarding for staff. Working closely with the HR Management Team reporting to the Director of People and Culture, the Recruitment Manager will support the HR organizational goals by coordinating high-priority recruitment needs and building systems and structures for tracking, analyzing, and reporting outcomes. The Recruitment Manager will lead the onboarding process for new hires and provide advice and support to Hiring Managers to ensure procedures are being executed in a timely and effective manner.

Responsibilities

Recruitment and onboarding
- Work with the HR Management team to strategize human capital needs and create staffing plans;
- Coordinate recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new UGHE positions including Rwanda-based, US-based and remote.
- Support job postings via internal recruitment software, liaisoning closely with Hiring Managers and Partners in Health's central HR team in Boston;
- Develop procedures and strategies for optimizing recruitment, providing high-level reviews and reports analyzing current systems to be briefed to the HR Management Team and Senior Managers;
- Coordinate recruitment efforts with external firms as needed;
- Conduct orientation and training programs for new employees and semi-annual performance reviews of existing employees;
- As a member of a dynamic start-up Human Resources team, work on other priority projects as needed.

Consultant, Fellow, and Intern Support
- Draft and execute contracts with external consultants and collaborators including adjunct faculty, fellowship positions, and interns
- Advertise contract opportunities;
- Onboard contractors and liaise with staff members to create cohesion across teams

Qualifications
At least 4 years of human resource experience in a senior level position required
Master’s or advanced degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful
Prior experience in leading high-level recruitment campaigns, including managing international recruitment efforts, as well experience with processes related to on-boarding
Previous experience working in an academic field preferred
Ability to design and implement administrative processes and systems, both independently and as part of a team
Excellent written and oral communication with outstanding Kinyarwanda and English proficiency
Great attention to detail
Strong ability to understand and manage data
Integrity and respect for confidentiality of HR records is a must
Adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment and flexibility with schedules
Experience with hiring software and Microsoft Powerpoint a plus
Commitment to global health and social justice

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Expiring: Nov 08, 2018
Country Director in Rwanda , Rwanda

Department/Division: Programs

BACKGROUND:
Our client is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty.

The Rwanda Country Office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to lead a team of professionals in Rwanda as Country Director and be part of the Global Leadership Team at the organisation.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Country Director reports directly to the Vice President Africa Programs, providing high level oversight, strategic guidance and technical support to the Country Office. The ultimate goal of the position is to manage and grow the organization’s programming, to increase the quality, efficiency and long term impact of the program; and to promote and advocate for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job Responsibility #1: Communication and Representation (25% of Time):
• Represents organisation in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contributes towards consolidating and raising the profile of the organisation.
• Develops and strengthens relationships with local organisations and networks and establishes national strategic relations and alliances with partners and civil society.
• Represents the organization in local media, promotes knowledge of programs, mandates and values amongst all stakeholders, potential partners and general public.
• Articulates concepts of Sport for Development (S4D) with confidence and authority.
• Facilitates donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations as necessary.
• Serves as the main local contact for all external stakeholders; develops and maintains links with relevant senior country representatives in donors, UN bodies, intergovernmental bodies, and other international NGOs.
• Promotes organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners and ensures the organisation remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in the country.
• Ensures strong working relationships and collaborations with current and new partner organizations through regular correspondence, engagement, reporting and meetings.
• Supports preparation and hosting of strategic donor and organisations HQ visits and workshops.
• Ensures that the organisation regularly has its local registration as an INGO renewed and updated to changes in local policies.

Job Responsibility #2: Donor Stewardship and Fundraising (20% of Time):
• Assesses potential partners and partnerships; secures and stewards local funding opportunities and builds the relationships on the grounds that are needed to support donor cultivation.
• Keeps abreast of the trends within the donor environment in country and internationally.
• Be aware of the donor conditionality and monitor adherence to the same.
• Leads proposal development for prioritized funding opportunities, facilitates participation by key team members to produce winning submissions.
• Leads the development of proposals for expansion of new programs and the continuation of existing ones through coordinated efforts with organisations Program Office team, HQ Global Program Partnerships and National Offices.
• Represents the organisation to current or potential donors to secure and sustain funding, including government/institutional donors, corporate sector and foundations.

Job Responsibility #3: Program strategy Development and Implementation (15% of Time):
• Develops the strategic vision and direction of the program(s) in line with the strategic direction of the organsiation.
• Develops and manages the portfolio of program activities of the country in line with the organsiations strategic country plans and region and global vision.
• Ensures accountability of the organsiations activities at all levels through efficient and transparent use of program resources.
• Develops concept papers and proposals as necessary for expansion of new and existing programs, taking into consideration local conditions, donor knowledge and existing talent.
• Provides leadership for the dissemination of organisations Values, Vision and Mission at the Country Level.
• Keeps abreast of the social-economic and political changes in the environment and undertakes timely strategic review of the organisations program strategy ensuring continued relevance within the area of focus.
• Maintains close communication with Regional Office in relevant factors and changes in environment.
• Coordinates the production of timely quality programme reports in line with the organisation and donor requirements.

Job Responsibility #4: Program Financial Management, Quality and Reporting (15%):
• Provides oversight to all finance and administrative services in the Program.
• Oversees the country annual budget and monitors and verifies the program budgets in adherence to approved budgets and procedures.
• Ensures adequate mechanisms are in place for monthly & quarterly budget monitoring and reviews and minimizes significant expenditure variances.
• Ensures monthly & quarterly financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to country staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments and obligations.
• Oversees the effective implementation and compliance with the overall Finance & guidance Manual and compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreement.
• Ensures all program staff have an understanding of financial and internal control systems, budget and work in compliance with the organsiations Finance policies, authorization level policies, procedures.
• Oversees the collation and timely submission of key technical, baseline, project evaluation, donor and other monitoring and evaluation related reports to donors, Regional Office and HQ as required. Oversees annual and project-specific audit processes within the Programs.
• Ensures that learning is regularly generated within all projects, documented and shared.
• Ensures all monthly, quarterly finance reports are accurate and submitted to RO/HQ in timely manner.

Job Responsibility #5: Human Resources Management, Capacity Building and Compliance (15% of Time):
• Oversees overall country HR management processes providing advice on the management of all staff to ensure that it’s carried out within the organsiations stated policies, practices and procedures as well as the country employment laws. Ensures that staff hire aims to high quality standards in terms of competencies, experience and character in order to drive the organization to excellence.
• Provides advice on the interpretation of policies, regulations and rules and supports the senior team in explaining rights and responsibilities to the staff.
• Coordinates regular reviews and updates of the country specific HR policies and procedures and ensures compliance with the overall HR manual and the national labour laws.
• Oversees and monitors efficiency and fairness of recruitment processes following the set organisations guidelines in coordination with the Regional and HQ office.
• Ensures all employees receive the appropriate orientation and understand the organisations structure, policies, processes and systems and the work required from them.
• Oversees the mentoring and training of staff to ensure that they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity.
• Ensures adequate implementation of the Performance Management System including performance work planning, reviews, appraisals and staff development.
• Leads, coaches and develops the senior team, ensures they are equipped with the required expertise at country level such as programmes, policy, advocacy and finance.
• Oversees staff compensation in line with approved budget and organisations compensation policy and approves the monthly payroll.
• Ensures that the country Senior Management Team is effective, mutually supporting and efficiently involved in decision making.
• Manages the exit of employees and ensures that information gathered during exit interviews are used for improvement.
• Responds to legal claims or investigations, seeking legal advice as appropriate.

Job Responsibility #6: Security, safety and welfare (5% of Time):
• Carries out risk, vulnerability and threat assessments as well as physical security assessments of all sites making prioritized recommendations for improvement through the Standard Operational Procedures and contingency plans, and follows through with approved recommendations until they are fully implemented.
• Liaises with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing organisations projects.
• Ensures that Child Safeguarding and gender are integrated into all program and organizational risk assessments and budget and quality mitigation strategies are put in place.
• Ensures that staff, coaches, leaders and volunteers are aware of the Child Safeguarding and Gender Polices, receive adequate training, sign the Attestation of Commitment to Child Safeguarding Form and organisations Code of Conduct, and act in compliance with this policy.

Job Responsibility #7: Performs Other Duties (5% of Time):
• Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies or other related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

10 years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or international organization working on strategic planning, quality improvement, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, human resources and financial management.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

• Proven knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
• Proven knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability to read and understand financial data.
• Proven experience in proposal development and report writing.
• Demonstrated computer skills especially in MS Office packages.
• Understanding of country laws and regulations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Asset to have):
• Strong understanding of financial analysis
• Sport and play industry experience

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
• Strategic planning skills
• Leadership, influencing and managerial skills
• Ability to gain trust and secure donor funding
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders
• Creativity and problem solving skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

• Ability to travel in country and internationally.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Employment Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: Long term engagement based on performance and availability of funds

Expiring: Nov 07, 2018
Country Director in Ghana , Ghana

Department/Division: Programs

BACKGROUND:
Our client is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty.

The Ghana Country Office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to lead a team of professionals in Ghana as Country Director and be part of the Global Leadership Team at the organisation.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Country Director reports directly to the Vice President Africa Programs, providing high level oversight, strategic guidance and technical support to the Country Office. The ultimate goal of the position is to manage and grow the organization’s programming, to increase the quality, efficiency and long term impact of the program; and to promote and advocate for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job Responsibility #1: Communication and Representation (25% of Time):
• Represents organisation in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contributes towards consolidating and raising the profile of the organisation.
• Develops and strengthens relationships with local organisations and networks and establishes national strategic relations and alliances with partners and civil society.
• Represents the organization in local media, promotes knowledge of programs, mandates and values amongst all stakeholders, potential partners and general public.
• Articulates concepts of Sport for Development (S4D) with confidence and authority.
• Facilitates donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations as necessary.
• Serves as the main local contact for all external stakeholders; develops and maintains links with relevant senior country representatives in donors, UN bodies, intergovernmental bodies, and other international NGOs.
• Promotes organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners and ensures the organisation remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in the country.
• Ensures strong working relationships and collaborations with current and new partner organizations through regular correspondence, engagement, reporting and meetings.
• Supports preparation and hosting of strategic donor and organisations HQ visits and workshops.
• Ensures that the organisation regularly has its local registration as an INGO renewed and updated to changes in local policies.

Job Responsibility #2: Donor Stewardship and Fundraising (20% of Time):
• Assesses potential partners and partnerships; secures and stewards local funding opportunities and builds the relationships on the grounds that are needed to support donor cultivation.
• Keeps abreast of the trends within the donor environment in country and internationally.
• Be aware of the donor conditionality and monitor adherence to the same.
• Leads proposal development for prioritized funding opportunities, facilitates participation by key team members to produce winning submissions.
• Leads the development of proposals for expansion of new programs and the continuation of existing ones through coordinated efforts with organisations Program Office team, HQ Global Program Partnerships and National Offices.
• Represents the organisation to current or potential donors to secure and sustain funding, including government/institutional donors, corporate sector and foundations.

Job Responsibility #3: Program strategy Development and Implementation (15% of Time):
• Develops the strategic vision and direction of the program(s) in line with the strategic direction of the organsiation.
• Develops and manages the portfolio of program activities of the country in line with the organsiations strategic country plans and region and global vision.
• Ensures accountability of the organsiations activities at all levels through efficient and transparent use of program resources.
• Develops concept papers and proposals as necessary for expansion of new and existing programs, taking into consideration local conditions, donor knowledge and existing talent.
• Provides leadership for the dissemination of organisations Values, Vision and Mission at the Country Level.
• Keeps abreast of the social-economic and political changes in the environment and undertakes timely strategic review of the organisations program strategy ensuring continued relevance within the area of focus.
• Maintains close communication with Regional Office in relevant factors and changes in environment.
• Coordinates the production of timely quality programme reports in line with the organisation and donor requirements.

Job Responsibility #4: Program Financial Management, Quality and Reporting (15%):
• Provides oversight to all finance and administrative services in the Program.
• Oversees the country annual budget and monitors and verifies the program budgets in adherence to approved budgets and procedures.
• Ensures adequate mechanisms are in place for monthly & quarterly budget monitoring and reviews and minimizes significant expenditure variances.
• Ensures monthly & quarterly financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to country staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments and obligations.
• Oversees the effective implementation and compliance with the overall Finance & guidance Manual and compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreement.
• Ensures all program staff have an understanding of financial and internal control systems, budget and work in compliance with the organsiations Finance policies, authorization level policies, procedures.
• Oversees the collation and timely submission of key technical, baseline, project evaluation, donor and other monitoring and evaluation related reports to donors, Regional Office and HQ as required. Oversees annual and project-specific audit processes within the Programs.
• Ensures that learning is regularly generated within all projects, documented and shared.
• Ensures all monthly, quarterly finance reports are accurate and submitted to RO/HQ in timely manner.

Job Responsibility #5: Human Resources Management, Capacity Building and Compliance (15% of Time):
• Oversees overall country HR management processes providing advice on the management of all staff to ensure that it’s carried out within the organsiations stated policies, practices and procedures as well as the country employment laws. Ensures that staff hire aims to high quality standards in terms of competencies, experience and character in order to drive the organization to excellence.
• Provides advice on the interpretation of policies, regulations and rules and supports the senior team in explaining rights and responsibilities to the staff.
• Coordinates regular reviews and updates of the country specific HR policies and procedures and ensures compliance with the overall HR manual and the national labour laws.
• Oversees and monitors efficiency and fairness of recruitment processes following the set organisations guidelines in coordination with the Regional and HQ office.
• Ensures all employees receive the appropriate orientation and understand the organisations structure, policies, processes and systems and the work required from them.
• Oversees the mentoring and training of staff to ensure that they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity.
• Ensures adequate implementation of the Performance Management System including performance work planning, reviews, appraisals and staff development.
• Leads, coaches and develops the senior team, ensures they are equipped with the required expertise at country level such as programmes, policy, advocacy and finance.
• Oversees staff compensation in line with approved budget and organisations compensation policy and approves the monthly payroll.
• Ensures that the country Senior Management Team is effective, mutually supporting and efficiently involved in decision making.
• Manages the exit of employees and ensures that information gathered during exit interviews are used for improvement.
• Responds to legal claims or investigations, seeking legal advice as appropriate.

Job Responsibility #6: Security, safety and welfare (5% of Time):
• Carries out risk, vulnerability and threat assessments as well as physical security assessments of all sites making prioritized recommendations for improvement through the Standard Operational Procedures and contingency plans, and follows through with approved recommendations until they are fully implemented.
• Liaises with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and support for existing organisations projects.
• Ensures that Child Safeguarding and gender are integrated into all program and organizational risk assessments and budget and quality mitigation strategies are put in place.
• Ensures that staff, coaches, leaders and volunteers are aware of the Child Safeguarding and Gender Polices, receive adequate training, sign the Attestation of Commitment to Child Safeguarding Form and organisations Code of Conduct, and act in compliance with this policy.

Job Responsibility #7: Performs Other Duties (5% of Time):
• Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies or other related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

10 years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or international organization working on strategic planning, quality improvement, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, human resources and financial management.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

• Proven knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
• Proven knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability to read and understand financial data.
• Proven experience in proposal development and report writing.
• Demonstrated computer skills especially in MS Office packages.
• Understanding of country laws and regulations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Asset to have):
• Strong understanding of financial analysis
• Sport and play industry experience

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
• Strategic planning skills
• Leadership, influencing and managerial skills
• Ability to gain trust and secure donor funding
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders
• Creativity and problem solving skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

• Ability to travel in country and internationally.
• Ability to legally work in Ghana, without sponsorship.

Note: The successful candidate will be employed as a local staff member of Ghana. Compensation and benefits will follow the local package. This is not an international position.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Employment Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: Long term engagement based on performance and availability of funds

Expiring: Nov 07, 2018
Technology & Innovation Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Headquartered in Gisenyi, with an office in Kigali and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 100 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

Scope of Role:
Lead Inyenyeri’s technology team in designing, developing, testing, and rolling out different
technology innovations in support of our stove+fuel business. Focus will be on managing our
product innovation pipeline of physical products (i.e. hardware) and core processes. Some
support of our information technology pipeline (i.e. software) may also be covered by this
role.

Key Responsibilities:
Listen to Inyenyeri’s customers on how to improve their cooking experience and their livelihoods in general;
Join Inyenyeri’s Commercial Team in order to collaboratively identify and roll out opportunities that improve Inyenyeri’s value proposition for both its urban and rural customers;
Lead Inyenyeri’s prototype testing (both in lab settings and in the field) to validate product improvements and new innovations;
Partner with the engineering teams of Inyenyeri’s suppliers in order to increase the efficiency, functionality, convenience and durability of Inyenyeri’s products;
Support Inyenyeri’s pellet production team to optimize the quality of Inyenyeri’s pellets;
Scout the market for new technology innovations;

Qualifications:
Degree in Engineering preferred;
Affinity with engineering, business and technology a must;
Problem-solving and product development skills required;
Demonstrated experience with analyzing customer behavior and with translating customer feedback into technological innovations;
Knowledge of conducting rigorous scientific tests in both field and lab expected;
Paying attention to detail;
Ability to combine abstract thinking with a hands-on mentality;
Experience in stove design a plus;
Excellent English required;
Knowledge of Kinyarwanda preferred;
Strong writing and reporting skills a must;

Expiring: Oct 13, 2018

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