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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

Are you interested in becoming a Project Coordinator in Ghana? 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: 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

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

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

Expiring: 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
Urban Planner/Team Leader in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Result of Service
The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support and on-job capacity development to the planning department of the Hawassa City Government in the framework of the elaboration of Hawassa’s structure plan, and to lead UN-Habitat team in charge of the implementation of the “Support to the sustainable development of the Hawassa city cluster” project

Work Location
Hawassa, Ethiopia

Expected duration
6 months, renewable upon good performance

Duties and Responsibilities
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future with a mission of promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. It is present in Ethiopia since 1998.
While providing its support to sustainable urban development in Ethiopia, UN-Habitat has developed a guiding document called UN-Habitat Country programme for Ethiopia (2016-2020). Building on global frameworks such as SDG 11, the New Urban Agenda and Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the country programme is organized around four pillars: Urban Regional Planning, Urban Resilience, Housing and Urban Basic Services, Urban Monitoring and Research Advocacy. It also considers cross cutting issues such as Awareness Raising - Participatory Approach Capacity Development - Technical Advice - Policy Support. Subsequently, UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDHo) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding in February 2018 which provides a legal framework to implement the UN-Habitat Country programme.

The country’s first large-scale industrial park has been recently established in Hawassa, the fastest growing city countrywide, with a population of 350,000 people and a growth rate of 4%. The Industrial Park Development Corporation (IPDC) opened the first phase of the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) in July 2016. Since then 37 sheds were rented to investors, while 15 additional sheds are under construction.
Since most of future workers will come from the region surrounding Hawassa, according to a recent study commissioned by DFID, the housing demand will increase exponentially, with 6,000-7,000 workers expected by December 2017 and 35,000-40,000 workers expected by 2021.

A number of development partners, in collaboration with the industrial park tenants are already working on infrastructure to support the park and its integration with the city. However, the current initiatives are focused on delivering worker accommodation in the short term and there is not yet any clear donor support focused on (i) a longer term housing strategy for Hawassa city; (ii) broader hard and soft infrastructure considerations including access to basic/social services and infrastructure, public spaces, etc.; or (iii) dedicated support to the city on issues of integration and cluster development planning.

Hence the key issues to be addressed mainly concern the urban (and cluster-regional) planning of the city under this new industrial scenario, as well as the imminent and future housing and solid waste management challenge.
Under this project, UN-Habitat plans to provide technical expertise to Hawassa’s City Administration, which is responsible for land use planning and management in the areas surrounding the HIP.
The aim is to progressively create sufficient local capacity and to reinforce coordination with the HIP, IDPC, the regional government and other concerned stakeholders.
Specifically, UN-Habitat’s role will be to station technical experts in Hawassa with a view to build adequate capacity on-the-job to cope with the urbanisation impacts of the industrial park.
This will be done by promoting an integrated city cluster development approach. In particular, adequate spatial and urban planning is considered to be the right entry point to address the housing and waste management issues in an integrated manner.

Under the supervision of the UN-Habitat Programme Manager for Ethiopia and of the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Africa (ROAf), and in close collaboration with UN-Habitat thematic branches, national and local counterparts as well as Development Partners, the incumbent of the post will have to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

Coordinate with the structure plan team in Hawassa in their planning activity, mainstreaming the rural-urban linkages and the regional and cluster scales;

Coordinate UN-Habitat team based in Hawassa and manage the implementation of the “Support to the sustainable development of the Hawassa city cluster” project;

Advise and work with city officials and technical staff to analyze, collect, compile and interpret data and on the preparation of a diagnostic to guide and inform the structure plan;

Mainstream a cluster-oriented, incremental and participatory urban planning approach with city and regional officials and technicians;

Advise and work with city officials on harmonizing the structure plan with NUDP’s vision GTP II’s goals, as well as international agendas such as the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda;

Advise and work with Hawassa City Administration technical staff on planning and designing effective, resilient, sustainable and fit-for-propose solutions in the framework of the structure plan;

Collaborate with UN-Habitat’s experts from thematic branches and report to UN-Habitat Programme Manager for Ethiopia and to ROAf;

Draft progress reports regarding the implementation of the project, including documentation, knowledge management, advocacy and outreach;

Coordinate, proper communicate and liaise with donors, IPDC, government partners and other key stakeholders related to the project;

Attend and promote meetings and networking activities related to Hawassa structure plan and UN-Habitat’s mandate in Hawassa and SNNP region;

Perform any other tasks requested by UN-Habitat Programme Manager for Ethiopia and UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Africa.

Qualifications/special skills
Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Proven ability for building and managing effective partnerships

Excellent writing skills, with analytical capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality reports;

Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision with a high degree of responsibility, in a flexible manner and often under pressure.

Knowledge of financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, and general administration

Capacity to coordinate and organize a team and to support project implementation;

Ability to conduct interviews, surveys and other data collection techniques;
Academic Qualifications: Master degree in urban planning/management, architecture, or equivalent.

Formal training in project management is an asset.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant and progressively responsible working experience at national and international level in the fields of urban planning and project management;

Experience in coordinating teams, organizing participatory planning activities and conducting capacity development activities;

Experience in interacting, collaborating, working and effectively managing partnerships with high level government officials/institutions and development partners;

Working experience in the African continent, particularly in Ethiopia, is an asset;

Previous experience in the UN system is an asset.
Language: Proficiency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is advisable. Knowledge of Amharic will be considered as an asset.





Additional Information
P4 Level Equivalent

No Fee
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Expiring: Aug 11, 2018
Development Economist in Egypt , Egypt

Job Description

Agency: UNDP
Title: Development Economics Spec
Practice Area - Job Family: UN Coordination
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 12-06-2018
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience
Languages
Required: English
Vacancy Type: TA International
Contract Duration: 6 months, with possibility of extension

Background
The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) is the coordination body of the UN system in Egypt establishing synergies between members of the UN Country Team (UNCT) – Agencies Funds and Programs with operational activities in Egypt.

The United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) is responsible at the country level for the implementation of the repositioning of the UN development system, in the context of the General Assembly resolution 71/243 related to the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) of operation activities for the development of the UN system.

The Development Economist will assist the UN system to develop a new generation of SDG programmes and projects with a strong investment orientation and national impact. To the end, she/he will engage across to board to improve economic analysis, develop relations with National and International Finance Institutions (N/IFI) and contribute to programme and project formulation. She/he will support the work with all UNCT members on their positioning towards the national SDG investment debate and policy work, culminating in the third quarter of 2018 into an UN led SDG and Investment Forum.

The UN and the Government of Egypt (GoE) have signed the UN Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF), which covers the period from 2018 till 2022. The it aims to address national development priorities through four outcomes; inclusive economic development; social justice; environmental sustainability and natural resource management and women’s empowerment. It sets the parameters of the work of the UN in Egypt for the next five years.

The SDGs in Egypt have played a pivotal role in shaping the national Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030 (SDS). In this spirit, the UNPDF aligns to both the SDS and SDGs. Egypt has made a commitment to achieving the SDGs, especially due to their contribution in the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) by presenting their Voluntary National Review (VNR) in 2016 and will do so again in 2018.

From this commitment to achieving the SDGs, the primary challenge is to ensure that investment in the SDGs is a priority for all sectors of society (private sector, international community and national counterparts). Through establishing an enabling SDG Investment pathway, expanding strategic UN pilot projects and focusing on those who are furthest left behind, the UN system will be able to facilitate a powerful response to national development priorities.

In aligning to the SDS, the UN will need to develop an additional focus on new sets of emerging issues. Foremost amongst these are the need for the country to reap a demographic dividend, balancing social progress and cohesion with the need to generate decent work of a young population. Other emerging topics are adaptation and mitigation of climate change and managing ecological vulnerabilities, the imperative to create livable and productive urban environments and the need to engage with the broader migration challenges that have brought between 2.5 and 5 Mln people to Egypt either as economic migrants or refugees. Moreover, while concerted efforts are made to evolving the national data ecology towards the expanded set of 169 indicators contained in SDGs, it is clear that new data will start to drive new dialogues. It is this expected that the UNCT’s combined analytical and policy advisory capacities will be challenged and will require additional support.

In this context, the Development Economist, will become a major engine behind ensuring a coherent and well-coordinated police advice and dialogue agenda that contributes to the evolving debate on SDGs and Investment. The Development Economist will further provide key strategic advice on economic development issues and trends, and will take the lead in developing a clear vision of multi-dimensional poverty trends.

Finally, the Development Economist will provide leadership to the Development Effectiveness debate within the UN system, as well as with the established Development Partners Group (DPG), which is co-chaired by the UNRC.

Duties and Responsibilities

Developing new partnerships and financing opportunities for SDG implementation:

- Identify and support building partnerships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. N/IFIs, private sector, bilateral and multilateral partners/foundations, civil society) for financing the SDGs in Egypt through:
Produce policy reports that are based on information regarding traditional development partners, non-traditional and (domestic) investment related opportunities and other sources of financing for the SDGs;
- Supporting advocacy campaigns related to resource mobilization for the implementation of the UNPDF, specifically the Mapping, Accelerating, Policy Support (MAPS) Engagement process;
- Undertaking mapping of potential national and international financing opportunities in support of SDG implementation;
- Lead the development of an engagement plan with N/IFIs, through e.g. the upscaling and replication of pilot initiatives, as investments that have financial returns balanced with social and sustainability impacts;
- Ensure capacity development related to economic policymaking as well as economic analysis in general is provided to all relevant UN agencies and national counterparts;
- Support and provide technical expertise tothe UNRC in his/her role of Co-Chair of the DPG and facilitate discussion about Development Effectiveness, with a clear view to evolving the debate on development financing within the UN system and beyond.

Leading data driven economic policy analysis:

- Analyze the economic, social and political economy issues relevant to the successful implementation of the SDGs in Egypt to advice and support the implementation of the UNPDF 2018 to 2022, and the relevant Result Groups in their respective Joint Work Plans (JWPs) and/or Joint Programming/Programmes;
- Work closely with the UNCT members, and in the context of the UNPDF implementation and the evolution of the SDG data ecology in Egypt, identify new frontier issues and provide succinct and strategic advice and economic analysis, as an impetus to UN System analysis and policy advisory services;
- Assess the economic implications of UN activity in Egypt, to strengthen responses to national development priorities and to propose how to manage such implications in these responses, through providing quality control of economic policy analysis conducted;
- Support the UNRC in developing a well-coordinated structure for a coherent stream of SDG policy advice and dialogue with a view to keeping Egypt’s thinking on SDGs at the global cutting edge.

Programme Development of a UN SDG Investment Portfolio:

- Engage the UN joint programming process to identify and support the formulation of a new generation of “SDG focused, investment oriented national impact” UN joint programmes;
- Lead identification and analysis of issues that impact multiple SDGs and their targets and the development of ‘accelerator interventions’ that help unlock sustained progress across multiple development areas;
- Provide leadership to a systematic analysis of past and current pilot initiatives in areas such as employment, medium and small enterprise development, food and nutrition, education and health and assist in the formulation of upscaling proposals to capture new and blended financing opportunities alongside the SDG and Investment debate;
- Analyze best practices and successful models implemented by the UN in Egypt and advise on options for upscaling these into bankable national SDG investment policies and programmes.

Competencies

Core

Innovation
- Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
- Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them.

Leadership
- Ability to persuade others to follow;
- Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers.

People Management
- Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
- Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.

Communication
- Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
- Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others.

Delivery
- Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement;
- Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.

Technical/Functional

Complex System Modeling:
- Knowledge of complex system modeling and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Partnerships:
- Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Economic Planning:
- Knowledge of Economic Planning concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise.

Trends and emerging areas analytics:
- Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Sustainable Development Goals:
- Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise.

Substantive positioning of UN:
- Knowledge of global institutions (such as the UN, IFIs), processes (such as G20 and various UN initiatives), good grasp of UN’s niche, and ability to engage and foster strong networks with those institutions.

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Risk Management:
- Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.

Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics; Postgraduate qualifications or a PhD would be considered an asset.

Experience:
- A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the field of economics; preferably within an International Organization/UN;
- Experience in the M&E field would be advantageous;
- Experience in policy analysis and advice is required;
- Demonstrated knowledge of/ experience within the MENA region is required.

Language Requirements:
- Fluent in English;
- Fluency in Arabic would be considered as an asset.
- Other UN official language will be desirable.

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Expiring: Jun 12, 2018
Programme Manager in Algeria , Algeria

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC has been working in the Saharawi refugee camps (Tindouf, Algeria) since April 2016, implementing livelihood projects in all five camps: Boujdour, Smara, Ausserd, Laayoune and Dakhla. During this time DRC has develop a Business Development, Management and Employability Skills manual and has delivered training to the Sahrawi youth based on this manual.



About the job
The Programme Manager is responsible for the operational and programmatic leadership, planning, reporting, and implementation of DRC’ livelihood programme in the Saharawi Refugee Camps, ensuring adherence with DRC and donor guidelines and standards.. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Planning, implementation and leadership of DRC’s livelihood programme in the Saharawi Refugee Camps, including provision of strategic guidance to programme staff on the overall objectives and strategy, ensuring consistency, quality and timely implementation of the programme.
- Develop tools and resources for the effective management of the programme, including project work plans, tasks management matrix, monthly work plans, etc.
- Support the development and implementation of strong and responsive monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning systems for the programme, including design and rollout of M&E tools and processes, information management systems and databases to measure programme quality and impact.
- Promote a professional environment conducive to collaboration, teamwork and professional development, upholding compliance of programme staff with applicable standards and DRC internal procedures and guidelines.
- Provide on going support and coaching, and ensure that staff and partners have the necessary capacity to fulfil their responsibilities.
- Produce comprehensive, quality and timely reports for donors, humanitarian partners and authorities.
- Representation and coordination with communities, local authorities, NGO, UN and donors
- Manage relationships, negotiations and communication efforts with other local partners and stakeholders in all phases of programme implementation.
- Ensure a high level of collaboration and coordination with other actors including other the Saharawi authorities, the Algerian government, NGOs and key UN partners, including the livelihoods working group.
- Support the effective financial management of the programme and grants, contributing to the planning and authorisation of expenditures as per existing budget, review of cash books and BFUs, and production of budget forecasts and budget revisions.
- Contribute to the procurement and management of all goods and services required for the effective implementation of the programme, including items for programme activities as well as operational support.
- Support the effective management of the project’s human resources by assisting in drafting/ reviewing ToR, coordinating staffing plans as well as administrative processes related to leave and recruitment.

About you
To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 4 years of experience managing similar programmes in post-crisis or protracted displacement environments, including 2 years relevant experience in market-based livelihoods programming. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required
- At least 2 years experience in the MENA region, preferably in North Africa/ Maghreb;
- Excellent knowledge of project cycle management and experience managing programmes in complex environments, including planning and delivery, coordination, representation, monitoring and reporting;
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills with a proven capacity for developing programme strategy, proposals and resources;
- Experience in managing teams, with local implementing partners and working within NGO Consortia.
- Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills required
- Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building required.
- Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of EU and UN agencies grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formats and reporting requirements required.
- Master degree in international development studies, economics or closely related fields.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.

Desirable
- Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset
- In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.



We offer

Type of Contract: Expat
Contract length: 12 months
Level: A14
Designation of Duty Station: Saharawi Refugee Camps. Tindouf, Algeria
Start date: 1st of July 2018

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 08/06/2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

Expiring: Jun 08, 2018

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