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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
Conseiller en Développement Organisationnel , Madagascar

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche, pour le compte de Misereor, pour l’organisation partenaire qu’est l’Institut Supérieur de Travail Social, afin de conseiller les organisations ecclésiastiques de développement à Madagascar, un/e conseiller/conseillère en développement organisationnel et en orientation sur les résultats à Madagascar.

Votre nouveau domaine d’intervention

Pour plus de 80% des Malgaches, les revenus ne suffisent pas à assurer une alimentation élémentaire et à satisfaire les besoins fondamentaux. Un certain nombre d’organisations non gouvernementales, ecclésiastiques ou non, tentent de mettre en évidence des approches visant à instaurer de meilleures conditions de vie, par des programmes d’action sociale et de développement. Malgré une forte demande en perfectionnement et en conseil dans différents domaines de la coopération au développement, peu de mesures qualifiées de formation initiale et continue sont proposées, dans un contexte politique et économique pourtant difficile.

Dans le domaine de la coopération au développement, l’efficacité est un aspect dont l’importance est croissante. Les acteurs s’engagent notamment à examiner et analyser consciencieusement l’efficacité de leur action, et à utiliser les résultats pour améliorer les processus décisionnels. En tant que conseiller/conseillère intégré/e, vous êtes rattaché/e au plan organisationnel à l’« Institut Supérieur de Travail Social », l’organisation catholique partenaire. La priorité du conseil est la qualification des organisations de développement travaillant dans le domaine ecclésiastique pour un travail axé sur l’efficacité.

Dans le détail, vous êtes chargé/e des missions ci-dessous :
• Vous conseillez les organisations partenaires de Misereor pour qu’elles orientent systématiquement leur action sur des objectifs d’efficacité. Il s’agit en priorité d’étayer les processus de développement organisationnel en responsabilisant les différents acteurs. Vous devrez d’abord mettre en œuvre votre expertise et vos compétences en tant que conseiller/conseillère en processus. La mise en place et l’entretien de solides relations avec les acteurs-clés, souvent ecclésiastiques, sera déterminante pour la réussite du conseil.
• Vous favorisez les approches et méthodes participatives pour planifier, mettre en œuvre et évaluer les projets de manière axée sur les objectifs et l’efficacité.
• Vous soutenez la mise en réseau des acteurs/actrices diocésains dans le domaine du travail d’action sociale et de développement et vous favorisez la coopération avec les organisations de conseil et les personnes ressources locales.
• Vous favorisez la mise en réseau avec d’autres organisations et encourager les échanges en matière de conseil.
• Vous soutenez le dialogue entre le secrétariat de Misereor et les partenaires de Madagascar.

Votre profil
• Titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures en lien avec la coopération au développement, vous avez déjà occupé un poste axé sur l’orientation sur les résultats et/ou le développement organisationnel.
• Vous avez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle, de préférence aussi acquise à l’étranger.
• Vous avez déjà œuvré avec succès dans le domaine du conseil en processus.
• Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, une sensibilité et des aptitudes de communication interculturelles, et savez renforcer la responsabilité individuelle des organisations partenaires par une attitude axée sur le partenariat.
• Vous êtes prêt/e à effectuer de longs voyages sur l’île de Madagascar.
• Vous parlez bien allemand, vous savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique et vous appartenez à une Église chrétienne.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse.

L’offre de l’AGEH
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé
• Un travail dans le modèle d’impact de l’AGEH

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature d’ici au 20.05.2018.

Veuillez utiliser le formulaire de candidature en ligne sur notre portail des offres d'emploi.
Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.

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Expiring: May 20, 2018
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator , South Sudan

We are looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator 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.

About the job

Main task and responsibilities:
The MEL Coordinator position is responsible for advising on all aspects of its implementation, which include:

Monitoring and Evaluation
- Designing and implementation of Projects/Country M&E Plan and comprehensive toolkit that can be applied to all relevant projects with minimal adjustments.
- Oversee and improve the indicator performance tracking system in order to ensure the projects are on track, present the analysis of overall progress and performance of all projects to Senior Management Team/Extended Senior Management Team (SMT/ESMT) and follow up on action points with Area Managers and technical coordinators.
- Implementation of DRC’s global evaluation policy, leading external evaluation as well as conducting internal evaluation of projects as per MELMOP Criteria (DRC/DDG global internal M&E system), documentation of lessons learnt and management responses and ensuring that the recommendations are reflected in ongoing and new projects design.
- Provide technical support in design of qualitative and quantitative tools, collection of data in field locations including internal projects evaluation, post distribution monitoring, post relocation assessment/survey, data analysis and relevant information management systems in a timely manner.
- Capacity building, recruitment and providing technical guidance and mentorship to M&E/ information management staff in field locations.
- Generate high quality, evidence-based evaluation reports, assessment reports and lesson learning notes and technical review of the donor reports to reflect M&E/CHS findings.
- Support in proposal writing through M&E strategy/M&E Plans for the projects and in particular drafting of the Log frames.
- Represent DRC M&E at relevant donor and inter-agency meetings.

Accountability
- Periodic review of the CoCRM to improve the design in light of the current contexts/incidents
- Design and rollout Beneficiary Complaint Mechanism (BCM) in selected places on pilot basis and secure the resources through different projects to replicate the BCM in all DRC South Sudan field bases.
- Develop and coordinate the DRC South Sudan’s Humanitarian Accountability Framework and all related Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) implementation with relevant departments/sectors to ensure that all CHS Compliance outputs and procedures are in harmony with DRCs programs and with DRC/DDG as a broader organization.

Quality Management
In light of the above responsibilities under Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability the position has the following responsibilities in order to ensure the quality of both programs and operations.
- Design DRC-DDG South Sudan Quality Policy including Objectives and assist department heads (DCD-Program, DCD-Ops, Head of HR/Administration and CSM) to design Standard Operating Procedure documents and rollout plan.
- Conduct the compliance check in every field location (including Juba) based on SOPs and performance indicators. Prepare the field report along with suggestion for improvement.
- Maintain and improve the Indicator performance tracking system and coordinate with Area Managers, technical coordinators and other relevant departments in order to ensure that all projects are on track.
- Support DCD - Operations in conducting and presenting analysis of budget (BFUs) to ESMT on periodic and need basis.
- Compare the progress (through IPTs) and Performance (Budget analysis) for informed decision making as well as to inform the donors in time about any deviations due to contextual situation.
- Provide support to procurement and logistic department through procurement analysis on periodic basis and coordinate with DCD-Ops to design and harmonize the P&L compliance tools.
- Advise on the design of the systems, procedures and monitoring checklists in order to reduce the incidents of breaches of code of conduct based on investigation and advisory reports and monitoring the compliance level of each field area on periodic basis.
- Facilitating the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT) meetings on monthly basis.
- Coordinate with the Area Managers to provide the monthly program and operational updates based on Field SMT meeting and include the action points in ESMT meetings to ensure active support from Juba based Program and Operational departments.
- Coordinate and Facilitate the Annual Review processes through supporting Area Managers/Sector Mangers in Situational analysis, Project portfolio and Capability factors.
- Support in the process of Result Contract (RC) and coordinate with relevant management staff for the updates of the RC objective indicators and present the progress of RC on quarterly basis.

Organizational Learning and Capacity Building
- Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent culture/awareness on quality management, including the periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data.
- Support and inculcating a culture of learning across programs through consistent sharing of M&E processes, systems and tools.

About You

To be successful in this role

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience) :
- Master degree in international development, Human rights, International law, Business Administration, Marketing and fundraising, or any other related area
- At least four-year work experience in an international humanitarian NGO
- Previous experience in grants management
- Knowledge of main donors’ requirements (EU, ECHO, UN, USAID, SDC, etc.) and experience with services contracts would be an asset
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian projects
- Experience in writing and editing proposals
- Proven experience in any field related to DRC intervention in West Africa: Protection, Livelihood, etc.
- Practical knowledge of IT tools and analytical software (Excel, Word, Outlook, Sphinx, etc.)
- Mandatory mastery of English and French (Written and Spoken)
- Ability to manage a team
- Ability to work in a post-conflict area
- Ability to work under pressure
- Availability for many field missions in the country and across the West Africa region

Desired qualifications:
- Good ability to adapt and organize
- Leadership
- Ability to manage several deadlines at the same time
- Team spirit

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 our vision and values.

We offer

Contract: 1 year contract renewable dependent on both funding and performance
Duty Station: Juba.

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 A15.

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Expiring: May 09, 2018
Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager , Uganda

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 Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE Manager) Manager is responsible for contributing to strategy discussions, providing technical assistance on PMLE for Heifer Uganda program and developing successful mechanisms for learning. The PMLE Manager will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing programs, image building and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports and proposal development. The PMLE Manager will incorporate all best practices of M&E in the proposal design stage for most effective program management during implementation. She/she, will collaborate with the Program director developing, coordinate, maintain and constantly improving the country-wide MLE system, as well as implementing communications strategy that promotes a culture of learning and market-position the country program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Critical thinker, team player, result orientated, quality orientated, collaborative, leadership, pragmatic, and inspirational.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plans (35%)
- To support field teams in effective and efficient management for results, robust project-centric MLE system that makes data and information available for learning, adaptation, and donor/program reporting.
- Heifer Uganda’s desired performance results and measurement of achievement are explicit and documented in monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks that supports project teams, donor requirements and that provides clarity for all teams.

DELIVERABLE
1. Developed country program annual performance plans and project specific performance management plans in place.
2. Country program and project/donor specific narrative reports (quarterly, bi-annual and annual) in place; disseminated internally and externally.
3. Standards for project design, MLE frameworks, management for project performance results in place and used by project teams.

Lead and guide the periodic assessment and analysis of Heifer’s country and project (25%)
- Network with HQ mission effectiveness department and translation of learning’s and processes into the Uganda Country Programme

DELIVERABLE
1. Developed quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to monitor performance and results including data collection protocols for program/projects.
2. Data Quality Assessments, participatory data collection methods and data quality verification techniques done.
3. Robust body of evidence of Heifer’s results, contributions to impact, and learning for donors, Heifer’s positioning and thought leadership.
4. Documented path-way evidences towards application of Livable Incomes across projects and country program.
5. Manage baselines, annual impact surveys, mid-term and evaluations by ensuring quality standards are met.
6. Promote and support the dissemination of information amongst project teams and other stakeholders.


Ensure availability of quality project and program data, information, analysis and insights for country staff, management, and external donors. (20%).

DELIVERABLE
1. Heifer’s program and project management system is fully utilized and deployed.
2. Routine practices and protocols in place to enable timely, relevant and accurate reporting.
3. Visually appealing formats/infographics for reporting across all stakeholders and senior management.
4. Quality assurance support to project/program proposal development.

Design a knowledge management system and a synthesis methodology for MLE. (20%)

DELIVERABLE
1. Identifying meta-level lessons from evidence of evaluations for organizational wide sharing;
2. Documentation of success stories, case studies and review of thematic papers in line with CO strategic priorities;
3. Drive learning extraction from established sets of outcome data and evidence of systemic change to improve programmed design, support market-positioning and communication strategies
4. Technical guidance for ensuring quality and institutional learning in innovative work, Learning to Action Discussion and standalone reflections for projects.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, monitoring and evaluation, International Development, Social Science or a related filed.
- 6-10 years’ job-related experience with 3 years in management roles.

Preferred Requirements:
- Progressively increasing levels of experience in a development context to include
- Hands on project/program management at field or country level preferably in an agricultural or community development role, including market/value chain engagement.
- At least three (3) years’ experience working in mid-large projects in a low or middle income economy.
- Certifications in Project Management (Project Management for Development, Prince2 UK or PMI), Evaluation and Research methods.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
- A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
- Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
- Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
- Well-grounded in the discipline of program effectiveness, the practical application of program/project monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data capture and representation methodologies, applied project management practices in international development.
- Knowledge and experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning requirements of major funding agencies/institutions and concrete experience in proposal development and building systems to respond to requirements.
- Ability to focus, prioritize, and deflect distractions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Systems – thinking, a demonstrated ability to operate in complex environments, with multiple developments, and manage for actions and unintended consequences by employing feedback mechanisms and review processes.
- Confident in and experience with the use of technology in development.
- Strong writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences including donor reporting and materials for publications.
- Knowledgeable of current and emerging ideas, research and developments in the field of international development and a commitment to continuous learning and development.
- Fluency in English required, a working knowledge of Spanish and/or French a plus.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Ability to assign and review the work of direct reports, as well as motivate and engage team members.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting

Job Location: Kampala, , Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager

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Expiring: May 14, 2018
Division Manager Corporate Strategy and Policy , Ivory Coast

Objectives
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s) have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:
The Senior Vice-Presidency complex (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The SNVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:
The Strategy and Operational Policy Department (SNSP) plays a key role in shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as developing the operational policies aimed at guiding the Bank’s agenda.

The primary roles of the department are: (i) to develop and help maintain (along with other units) corporate strategies and operational policies necessary for the Bank to deliver according to the spirit of its Charter and in line with the Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy, the High 5 priorities, and other strategies; (ii) to play a prominent role in keeping the Bank a strategy-focused organization in line with its policies; (iii) to support the Bank in raising its profile and engaging strategically at international fora, as well as to foster cross-fertilization and greater coordination with other MDBs ; and, (iv) to lead the Bank in the development of a new culture of innovation and change, including the incubation of new financial/non-financial products and business lines.

THE POSITION:

The key objectives of the position of the Division Manager Corporate Strategy and Policy will be to:
- Provide overall leadership in the preparation and dissemination of policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures as well as in providing policy/strategic advice across the Bank
- Provide overall leadership in the assessment of countries eligibility to Bank financing ;
- Manage the Division’s human/budgetary resources and work program to ensure full delivery on the Department’s work program.
- Play a supporting role for staff delivery and promote individual staff development in the work place.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director – Strategy and Operational Policies, the Division Manager Corporate Strategy and Policy will perform the following duties:

A. Provide overall leadership in the preparation and dissemination of policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures as well as in providing policy/strategic advice across the Bank
1. Prepare the annual work program for Policy/Strategy/Guidelines including the development of new guiding documents as well as the review and/or revision of the existing ones.
2. Allocate the various policies/strategies of the work program to the most relevant task managers and monitor progress.
3. Provide the task managers with guidance and quality control in the preparation and the review of the policy/strategy document.
4. Ensure that during the process of policy/strategy development, consultations are broadly conducted both across the Bank and externally.
5. Lead on the processing of policies and strategies throughout the Bank’s review process and ensure that comments received are adequately addressed in the revised papers.
6. Prepare, along with the Task manager, the presentation to Board’s committee and/or the Board of policies/strategies for review or approval. Assist the Director during such presentation to the Board or sit for him/her.
7. Provide Operations Complexes with advice on policy compliance, strategic alignment as well as best practice operational approaches for the design and processing of their lending and non-lending operations.
8. Lead on the updating of the Bank’s Operations Manual and its dissemination, including on the maintenance of the Operations Manual’s webpage.
9. Coordinate with the policy/strategy shops of sister Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) on the activities of the MDB Forum on Policy and participate in such meetings, as required.
10. Consult, as deemed appropriate, other MDBs on policies/strategies being developed for the Bank.
11. Identify emerging international issues and assess their potential implications on Bank’s policies, strategies and development assistance, and provide accordingly advice on the Bank’s response to these issues.

B. Provide overall leadership in the assessment of countries eligibility to Bank financing ;

12. Lead on the updating and dissemination of the Bank’s classification of countries, which defines their eligibility to the various financing windows of the Bank Group. Follow up regularly on the Debt sustainability status of the 54 Regional Member Countries, based on the Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) exercise lead by the IMF and the World Bank and provide a regular update on the resulting country classification.
13. Lead on the identification of countries the status of which requires a creditworthiness assessment for potential graduation or downgrade;
14. Undertake, in close collaboration with the Group Chief Risk Department, the creditworthiness assessment of countries likely to graduate or to be downgraded for submission to the Senior Management approval. Prepare the related information notes for the Board.
15. Undertake, in close collaboration with the Group Chief Risk Department, the identification of ADF-only countries likely to be eligible to limited ADB sovereign guaranteed loans.
16. Undertake, in close collaboration with the Group Chief Risk Department, a special risk assessment of the ADF countries potentially eligible to limited DAB sovereign guaranteed resources and submit such assessment to the Bank’s Credit Risk Committee (CRC) for approval. Prepare the related information notes for the Board.

C. Manage the Division’s human/budgetary resources and work program to ensure full delivery on the Department’s work program.

17. Initiate the recruitment of staff to fill the vacant positions available. Draft the vacancy notices and provide CHRM with all the required support for disseminating the requests for applications, the long-listing and short-listing of applicants, and the composition of interview panels. Sitting in the interview panels, as required.
18. Preparing requests for additional staffing within the framework of the budgeting process as well as ad-hoc requests. Proposing new structure for the Division/Department, in the context of global institutional restructuring or fine-tuning, as appropriate.
19. During annual budgetary exercise, consolidate budget proposals for the Division/Department based on headcount and work program.
20. Propose, based on the work program priorities, an allocation of the resources available for consultancy services, missions and internal/external consultations, for the Director’s arbitration.
21. Supervise the implementation of the budget, as approved by the Director, in line with the Delegation of authority matrix.
22. Ensure, before end year, that budget balances are optimally utilized through carry-overs, based on the priorities of the upcoming year’s work program.
23. Discuss and agree with all staff, at the beginning of the year, on their work program and performance objectives.
24. Review with all staff, at mid-year, progress achieved as regards their objectives and agree on the way forward.
25. Review the performance of all staff, by end year, and propose performance rating and write-up for Director’s validation.

D. Play a supporting role for staff delivery and promote individual staff development in the work place.

26. During the course of the year, organize review meetings with staff, to assess progress and quality in guiding documents on the drawing board. Help staff in improving the drafting and messaging of their papers.
27. Disseminate among staff high level information that may be useful to their policy/strategy work.
28. Facilitate for staff access to individual development training sessions, mainly on Bank’s official languages and on policy/strategy issues. Advocate for staff participation in internal/external events that increase their awareness on development issues.
29. Facilitate staff mobility, as appropriate.
30. Coordinate the provision of analytical and technical support to Senior Management in preparation and follow up to high-level global policy fora, conferences, including Heads of Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) meetings, United Nations Summits, and represent the Bank in these events, as required
31. Coordinate the Bank’s participation in the work streams of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Regional Development Banks (RDBs), and (co-)represent the Bank in the working groups, including key strategy meetings
32. Collaborate driving an innovation agenda at the Bank by originating new products and processes; and incubate new corporate initiatives
33. Establish effective partnerships with internal, external customers and stakeholders, using a range of communication and facilitation skills towards new initiatives and business improvements.
34. Coordinate the Bank’s relationships with other multilateral development Banks, international organizations, and bilateral agencies at institutional level and strategy matters
35. Provide analytical input and strategic advice for the Bank’s resource mobilization efforts (ADF replenishments, ADB general capital increases, and innovative financing options).
36. Support the HR and performance management of the department, including recruitment, goal setting, learning, feedback, staff performance reviews, performance improvement plans, documentation and record keeping.
37. Work closely with the Director and the Division Manager as a member of the departmental management team; represent the Director and Department at internal and external fora.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

1. Hold at least a Master's degree or its university equivalent in economics, Macroeconomics or Development Economics, finance, strategic management, Engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge of development/operational issues gained through advanced study or work experience. A PhD is an added advantage.
2. Have a minimum of eight (08) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with strong analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members Countries (RMCs). Proven exposure to high-level policy development, negotiation, and debate fora.
3. Demonstrated managerial skills
4. Authoritative understanding of principles and concepts of policy/strategy making, strategic planning, global development policy debates and major development issues
5. Excellent knowledge of the Bank or other similar institutions’ policy/strategy process and lending/non-lending products
6. Proven experience in policy/strategy development, strategic planning, financial analysis report writing and reviews; demonstrated experience in impact and scenario analysis.
7. Ability to provide technical leadership to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
8. Capacity to develop and adapt policies, strategies, approaches and models to meet emerging system needs and to enhance the continuing accuracy, integrity and accountability of the Bank's financial resources.
9. Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
10. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
11. Ability to think “out of the box” and drive institutional change
12. Personal influence Demonstrating Leadership: Leads by example; initiates and supports change
13. Ability to listen to staff; inspire trust and integrity and good conflict resolution management skills.
14. Manages staff and teams effectively; ability to drive the best out of colleagues
15. High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnership with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
16. Excellent leadership skills and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism and initiative in work relations with colleagues and external collaborators; ability to listen to staff; inspire trust and integrity and good conflict resolution management skills.
17. Problem solving and decision making: Solves complex problems and makes decisions that have wider corporate impact
18. Client/results oriented and proactive individual
19. Team working and relations: ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
20. Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Challenges, innovates and contributes to a learning culture
21. Provide staff with continuous feedback on performance for improvement of delivery.
22. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.

Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

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Expiring: Apr 18, 2018
Programmes Manager in Uganda , Uganda

Organisation: Lively Minds Uganda
Position: Programmes Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Jinja (with daily travel to the field)
Salary: competitive Jinja salary
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Lively Minds Uganda is working to improve the lives of deprived children in rural Uganda through an innovative early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) programme. We believe that one of the main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote communities lack the information, education and aspiration to provide simple affordable opportunities for their children. Our programme involves training uneducated Mothers to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The Play Schemes reach young children at a crucial stage in their development, improving their education, health and wellbeing. Our evaluations show dramatic positive effects on the children and the Mothers.

These are exciting times for Lively Minds Uganda. Having proven the success of our programme, we are now testing ways to scale by transferring all delivery and coordination responsibility to local government and implementing through a train the trainers approach.

The Programmes Manager will play a lead role in developing, delivering and refining the existing activities and coaching local government stakeholders to take-over responsibility for all elements of the programme.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Implementation accountability
 Work with training team colleagues to adapt, test and refine engagement/on-boarding activities to prepare local government for their roles & responsibilities
 Develop and implement activities and processes so local government are able to:
o Coordinate and supervise all start-up training given to Mothers by local trainers
o Keep Play Schemes running to high standard through regular monitoring, coaching and problem-solving
o Plan and deliver top-up training to right standard
o Track performance through KPIs
 Ensure that the project is implemented to the highest standards, coaching the team to actively manage risks, engage stakeholders, respond to challenges and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
 Keep track of KPIs, calendars/workplans to ensure programme compliance and take focused action to manage risks/problems
 Conduct spot checks and other quality assurance activities
 Regularly review processes/systems lessons and make improvements in next implementation cycle
 Manage the relationship with local government teams

Leadership and team development
 Line manage Lively Minds Uganda staff members – training them in new systems/processes and ensuring they are working to quality standards
 Provide excellent value for money/accountability to keep costs low & maximise scalability

PERSON SPECIFICATION
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead a local team and help us to take our programme through this exciting period of transformative growth. You must be an excellent project manager with experience of grassroots development work and stakeholder management. You must be a self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to lead and motivate stakeholders to deliver the programme to the highest quality. We have extremely limited resources and we work in very remote resource-poor villages so you must be flexible and able to come up with creative low-cost solutions that can achieve quality results in this context.

Essential
- Minimum of 5 years of project management experience with demonstrated results managing people, budgets and activities
- Stakeholder engagement experience and demonstrable results of influencing others
- Experience coaching and training others
- Ability to manage a complex and varied work load and to work under pressure
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Experience of working in rural communities
- ICT skills: Microsoft Word (Power Point desirable)

Due to our limited resources we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.
Lively Minds operates a strict Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection

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Expiring: Apr 22, 2018

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