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Country Director in West Africa , Burkina Faso

IPA seeks a Country Director to oversee its Francophone West Africa (FWA) offices, located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Bamako, Mali. The FWA Country Director will work with IPA Global and key stakeholders to set the strategic direction for IPA in these countries, and oversee multiple simultaneous impact evaluations in a variety of sectors, rural development, financial inclusion, governance, education and public health. The position provides the opportunity to guide the research program in multiple countries, spend time in the field, direct in-country operations and to interact closely with academic researchers, local government agencies, donors, and other NGOs.

The FWA Country Director, assisted by his/her management team and more broadly a team of approximately 30 permanent staff and hundreds of short term field staff at any given time, will provide overarching oversight to all project and office operations in the three countries, lead strategic planning for the country program, oversee finance and operations teams, build and strengthen systems for high quality data collection, provide capacity building of local staff and partners, and lead the dissemination of results to local practitioners and policy makers. The FWA Country Director will also contribute to IPA’s continued expansion by initiating new partnerships and projects in the three countries.

The FWA Country Director is assisted by a Management Team comprising a few middle managers, notably two Research Managers, one Finance Manager, one Policy and Business Development Associate, and one Operations Associate. The larger team is comprised of approximately 30 local and international permanent staff, and up to hundreds of short-term field staff at any given time.

Responsibilities

Oversee high-quality research
- Oversee and manage a team composed of Research Managers/Coordinators, Research Associates, and Field Managers, whose responsibilities include project design, management of data collection, data management and analysis, and writing of research reports, all in close collaboration with principal investigators;
- Build systems and structures to ensuring that the implementation of research activities follows IPA’s quality standards and principal investigator’s directions;
- Spearhead skills training for staff; and
- Work to incorporate best practices and lessons learned in research and operations by other IPA offices and research affiliates.

New Project development
- In dialogue with potential partners, principal investigators, identify and develop potential projects with meaningful research and policy implications;
- Participate in project design and lead budgeting during the proposal stage to ensure evaluations meet IPA standards; and
- Coordinate fundraising for research proposals

Ensure sound operations and finances
- Provide supervision and support to administrative staff, in particular in overseeing human resources, IT, operations, and finances.
- With support from the Finance Manager and other managers, ensure compliance with financial procedures, approve expenditures, make accurate projections and ensure overall compliance.
- Oversee the management of project budgets and donor reporting, with support from the Research Manager and administrative staff, and in coordination with IPA’s global grants team.
- Ensure that country office structures are supported by incoming revenue.

Policy impact and external relations
- Represent IPA FWA in national and local government agencies and partner organizations. Manage relationships with current and potential IPA partner organizations;
- Develop and maintain high-level relationships with stakeholders in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali;
- Engage government partners and other stakeholders to identify research questions of interest and cultivate potential research projects in those areas; and
- Oversee targeted dissemination, encourage scale up of successful interventions.

Mitigate and manage risks
- Set security standards and parameters for work to ensure staff safety and security; Monitor security concerns for IPA operations and act as primary contact in crisis management;
- Take steps to mitigate risk and to safeguard the organization’s reputation; and
- Oversee procurement, safety, billing and security and ensure organizational legal compliance.

Qualifications
- Master’s degree in international affairs, international public policy, development economics, or field related to international economic development;
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, including 3 years in a management position;
- Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with randomized controlled trials;
- Experience in developing research projects, experience with budgeting and project planning;
- Passion for connecting rigorous research to policy makers and practitioners and communicating what works in development;
- Commitment to leading a diverse team in a multicultural environment and building staff capacity;
- Ability to communicate effectively across cultures with multiple stakeholders including international and local academic researchers, government officials, NGO partners, enumeration teams, and study participants;
- Significant exposure to human resources and financial management;
- Experience in grants and contracts management, preferably in a research setting;
- Excellent management and organizational skills and ability to work independently;
- Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player;
- Experience living and working in Africa; and
- Fluency in both French and English is required; strong oral and written communication skills.

Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 400 leading academics to conduct over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

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Expiring: Nov 30, 2017
Project Manager in CAR , Central African Republic

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT MANAGER

Salary: £28,306
Region: West & Central Africa
Job Category: International Relief & Development (Outside UK)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 16 October 2017
Potential Interview Date: 26 October 2017

Are you an experienced Project Manager with a passion for capacity building and managing projects? An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Central African Republic Programme for a Women's Economic Empowerment Project Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing the Women's Economic Empowerment project, including managing and capacity building national staff. They will also be responsible for co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, delivering quality and accountability commitments and supporting the Area Coordinator in the production of internal and external narrative and financial reports.

It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of operating in insecure environments. In addition, they should have experience of Livelihoods sector management and implementation, in particular experience of working with women and men to contribute towards women's economic empowerment. The candidate should also have experience of monitoring and evaluation as well as strategic planning, capacity building and team management in relief environments. The candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills in English and French and be a strong negotiator and problem solver.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this country. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.

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Expiring: Nov 23, 2017
Field Operations Manager in Uganda , Uganda

The Field Operations Manager (FOM) will provide overall guidance and coordination of consortium partners in the implementation of field based activities in the EADD II project in Uganda. To this end, s/he will take the overall responsibility of increasing dairy production at farm level, sustainable functioning of hubs and gender equity. S/he will also ensure that the project is implemented in compliance with the donor (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) and Heifer policies and that it meets all compliance standards consistent with conventional good project management practices.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
For successful execution of the job duties, the FOM should be proactive, a critical and creative thinker, a team player and able to structure and manage complex tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including approximate percentage effort) & DELIVERABLES

Management and Compliance

1. Develop operational strategies and oversee execution of project operations (10%)
- Provide weekly/monthly follow-up on targets from country level and cascade down to cluster and producer organization (PO) level
2. Coordinate robust facilitation support to team leaders to guarantee quality cluster leadership and timely implementation of project activities (15%)
- Ensure coordinated, consistent and smooth implementation of project activities on a monthly basis
- Monitor cluster activities to ensure they are effectively aligned to meet Cluster Team’s weekly targets
- Review significant variances on plans and budgets as needed
3. Provide leadership to teams on operationalizing implementation plans and budgets, including enhancing compliance standards at project and PO levels (10%)
- Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within the first three months
- Ensure full compliance with financial and other internal controls on an ongoing basis
4. In close collaboration with the MLE coordinator, lead planning and implementation processes and track performance of project activities (10%)
- Ensure the result tracker develops; monthly performance and provide feedback with consultation of Country Project Manager (CPM) in timely manner
- Ensure monthly, quarterly and annual reports are accurate, complete, and on-time

Program Effectiveness

1. Provide sound leadership by sharing project strategic thinking with Dairy Production and Business Teams; and ensure these teams are working in tandem to establish sound Hub businesses, anchored on production (10%)
- Provide strategic guidance for Production and Business Teams on a weekly basis
- Establish the sound Hub businesses anchored sustainable production with quarterly review on the team’s work
2. Provide technical support to production and business teams to facilitate farmers’ transformation towards farming as business (transforming farm from a production unit to an enterprise) (10%)
- Ensure development of the transformation process and provide guidance to the team on a quarterly basis
- Ensure the number of farmers transforming towards dairy farming as business (entrepreneurs) increases at an average of 3% in first 4 months, and thereafter at 10% on a quarterly basis
3. Provide technical and leadership support to Gender & Social Capital Development (SCD) team to develop and/or review project gender strategy and ensure the entire team is mainstreaming gender in their activities (10%)
- Review and Implement gender strategies with the first two months
- Ensure gender mainstreaming on improving women and youth participation in project activities by increase at an average of 15% in first 2 months with monthly follow-ups
4. Ensure maximum and effective utilization of SCD approach (tool) to implement project activities from Project to Farmer levels (15%)
- Ensure SCD approach is fully utilized and project implementation is localized on a monthly basis.
- Ensure the number of Dairy Interest Groups (DIGs) are established and graduated towards sustenance at agreed timelines per DIG.

Partnership and Engagement
- Support CPM to identify potential stakeholders, conduct analysis and engage (develop partnership framework and draft MOUs) (10%)
- Support the CPM to ensure that the routine engagement of stakeholders is completed at agreed timelines
- Develop and maintain biannual reports on partnership framework
- May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Livestock Production, Agriculture Economics, Project Management, Rural Development or other related field
- Five (5) years hands-on experience; Two (2) years at managerial level in a mix of agricultural value chains and rural development related projects; and a good understanding of the dairy value chain of Uganda and experience setting up producer/ market groups

Preferred Requirements:
- Understanding and hands-on experience in project cycle management; planning and budgeting; Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry. Experience working in NGO environment in a similar position is an added advantage.

Job Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: October 20, 2017

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Expiring: Nov 23, 2017
Senior Program Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

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 Senior Program Manager provides leadership and management for all Heifer Tanzania Programs in the field, including leading the planning, design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the country programs and ensuring the quality of projects, implementation, reporting, and field level management is of the highest standards.
The Senior Program Manager enforces quality assurance with all projects being implemented by Heifer International in Tanzania. He/she provides line management support to all Program Managers and Project Coordinators including overall management of their performance. The Senior Program Manager supports the translating of Heifer International’s Global Vision and strategy into project implementation and ensuring project design and implementation are geared towards achieving scale and impact, attracting funding to diversify funding resources and that the project implementation processes respond to Heifer International’s need to strengthen global operating systems.
With the support of the Deputy Country Director, He/ She leads the process for developing and growing Heifer Tanzania’s Program to reflect a fair balance in the project portfolios that will include but are not limited to Dairy Development, Climate Change, Pastoralists and Small Ruminant Development.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Self-motivated, accountable, result oriented; and an individual of high integrity.


RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES
(including approximate percentage effort)

Program Management (25%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of all Heifer Tanzania programs and provide line management support to all Program Managers and Project Coordinators.
- Support Program Managers and Project Coordinators (PC’s) in the management of field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all Program Managers and Project Coordinators and support them to ensure these cascades to all Program staff.
- Ensure that program field staff clear advances monthly.

Deliverables
- Staff performance management system for all program staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Planned milestones are achieved by the projects annually.
- Ensure 100% compliance donor contractual obligations by all the project staff.

Program Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the Letters of Agreement (LOA) revision process based on the ground performance and realities.
- Support in the review of the Heifer Tanzania Country program Framework

Deliverables
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for all approved projects every financial year and implemented in line with project documents and work plans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Headquarters and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Biannual and annual review of the Tanzania Country Program Framework with clear actions to address any gaps that may be observed.

Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department and the Deputy Country Director, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Managers and support the projects in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Managers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department and the Deputy Country Director, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.

Deliverables
- Monthly and Quarterly activity and budget reports for all ongoing projects highlighting status of project spending are completed and presented in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address variances, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.
- Ensure monthly procurement plans are designed and submitted by project teams a head of deadlines.

Program Development and Fundraising (15%)
- In collaboration with the Deputy Country Director, support Program development work with all the regional teams to grow and develop Tanzania Programs portfolio.
- Support Heifer Tanzania’s fundraising work through background information gathering, Concept Development and proposal development.
- Support field teams in ensuring that Heifer Tanzania interventions are appropriately designed and benefitting correctly targeted beneficiaries and creating the desired impact with participants

Deliverables
- At least three (3) partnerships are annually established for program development.
- Effective designs and models are developed and incorporated in new projects in order to achieve the required scale and impacts.

Documentation and lessons learned (10%)
- Support country projects in developing and documenting lessons learned and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership in incorporating lessons learned into projects being designed and implemented.

Deliverables
- Ensure at least two successful cases per year per ongoing project are documented from projects and disseminated through different platforms.
- Ensure that the Lessons learned from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful business models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
This will be dependent on the specific duties assigned

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting skills.
- Sound project and proposal development skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in Agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts amongst diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and Swahili, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line-managed staff and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up country program visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor Degree in Rural Development, Project Planning and Management, Agriculture, Agribusiness and Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine and other relevant qualification
- Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Program management, extension and community development work.

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in relevant professional discipline.
- Four (4) years of supervisory/managerial experience.
- Thorough understanding of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
- Solid skill, knowledge and foundation in proposal development and of the project management cycle.
- Sound understanding of value chain development on various agricultural commodities including dairy and livestock sectors.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty in Tanzania.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes.

Job Location: Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: October 20, 2017

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Expiring: Nov 23, 2017
Program Director in CAR , Central African Republic

For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic, Bangui, Cordaid is looking for a Program Director

Introduction

Cordaid has 30 years of experience in the Central African Republic, working with civil society partners and the Catholic Church on both emergency relief and long term development programs. In 2008 Cordaid decided to become operational itself in CAR, and opened offices in the provinces (Nana Mamberé) as well as in Bangui to carry out health programs through the performance based financing approach. The health program gradually expanded and was fledged out by activities in the field of Education, Security and Justice, Relief, Resilience and Food Security. The office was temporarily suspended in the fall of 2015 due to a periodically worsening security situation. In northern parts of the country relief operations are still necessary, whereas in other parts a shift can be made to longer term development. Donors (EU, Dutch Government, DFID, World Bank, UN agencies) now make larger funds available to enable flexible operations. Cordaid is known as a reputable partner and stands to attract significant donor funding.

The program, therefore, is expanding with investments in 2015 to the tune of € 5 mio expected to grow towards € 8 mio in 2018, staffing now at 6 expats (1 vacancy) and 100+ national staff over 4 offices, including the central office in Bangui.

Position and responsibility

The Program Director will be supervised by the Country Director in CAR and reports directly to him. He/she supervises the Program Managers and the Project Management Unit managers.

Specific objectives

Strategy, Program Development & Management

- Translate global strategic goals of Cordaid to goals and targets for developing products, services and for the development of the role as national and local expert;
- Formulate strategy proposals to strengthen Cordaid’s position for delivering high level technical assistance and to strengthen Cordaid’s reputation for research and innovation;
- Formulate strategy and program developments and continuously work on improving quality of products and services;
- Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning;
- Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally;
- Implement long-term and short-term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private and governmental donors;
- Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.
- Ensure porgram quality through continuous Monitoring and Evaluation on results.

Leadership & Management
- Promote Cordaid’s vision, mission, core Values and key standards and practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of Cordaid CAR strategies and work;
- Co/Lead (with the Country Director) SMT and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team;
- In coordination with HR: implement intentional capacity building of national staff with an eye to increasing Central African staff in positions of leadership;
- Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans;
- Review and approve Cordaid’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed;
- Promote and participate in talent and leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the Country office level;
- Lead and manage Cordaid’s team in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity;
- Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;
- Develop and ensure the implementation and compliance to Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Cordaid’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization;
- Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees;
- Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
- Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support CORDAID programs;
- Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity-building plan.

Communication, Representation & Advocacy
- Represent Cordaid CAR and engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, Cordaid HQ, non-governmental agencies, churches, media and other external stakeholders;
- Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need;
- Strengthen awareness of Cordaid’s (CAR) program both within and outside of Cordaid;
- Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of funds;
- Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Financial Management, Financial and Operational Audit Compliance
- Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores;
- Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;
- Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports;
- Manage overall financial integrity of the program to Cordaid funds, the government and other stakeholders;
- Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Security and Safety Awareness
- Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies (at least within Cordaid operational area);
- Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan,) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors;
- Develop with the team a disaster preparedness plan, contingency and risk assessments at all levels and ensure that the team is familiar with and abide by it;
- Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, etc) or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of experience;
- Knowledge of the mission, vision, values, goals, structure, regions and the strategy of Cordaid;
- Social/Communication skills to advise, train and facilitate multi stakeholder processes;
- Social/Communication skills to acquire and to deal with multiple complex assignments;
- Experience managing large and complex operations and in complex emergency contexts;
- Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants;
- Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments;
- Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how, and high-quality delivery of results;
- Strong ability to engage externally with government, donors, UN agency leads, partners and other stakeholders; evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions;
- Strong written and spoken skills in French and English;
- Experience with Cordaid and understanding of the UN Cluster system would also be an asset;
- Able to interact with a variety of individuals and ethnic groups;
- Negotiation abilities with government representatives;
- Consultative approach and be a good and active listener;
- Have worked in conflict settings; Africa experience is an asset with a demonstrated understanding of the context and cultures of the continent.

Specifics of station
Office based in Bangui with frequent travel to the field. This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 1 year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. of mr S. Hicuburundi before 22 october 2017.

An assessment might be part of the procedure.

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Expiring: Oct 22, 2017