Project Accountant

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

Project Accountant – Role overview

Managing the project budget and grant reporting

Skills, qualifications and experience

Technical Accounting Expertise–Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree.

Budget management–

  • Support the Finance department in effectively managing the project budget.
  • Support the Finance department inaccurately phasing the annual budget on a quarterly and monthly basis based on the project work plan.
  • Monitoring budget to actual expenditures, producing regular and special budget reports, performing various budget analyses, calculating budget adjustments caused by revised projections and advising team project manager and management appropriately.
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the project as per both internal and external formats, on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Financial Support and control;

  • Ensure the accurate and timely input of financial data to ensure sound financial reporting and management. Reviewing and posting all field staff liquidations in Sun system
  • Ensure all payment vouchers are well supported, approved invoices, LPOs, requisitions, quotations, and other supporting documents.
  • Prompt response to and processing of financial queries from staff, volunteers, suppliers and partners.
  • In close coordination with Field project staff maintains a system to monitor and forecast cash requirements to meet administrative and project expenditures.
  • Establishes monthly cash requirements for the field staff and make a timely replenishment.
  • Ensuring that the VSO financial policies and procedures are complied with by all parties and helping in the identification of gaps and working with the HOFO on how to address the gaps.
  • Ensuring regular monthly Grants meetings, financial monitoring in the field are undertaken and any findings and recommendations are implemented in good time.
  • Maintain an organised and effective financial filing system for all Finance documents including vouchers.

Grant Management and Financial Capacity;

  • Manage the donor reporting timetable for the project/program and ensure reports are produced in a timely manner
  • Support and advise partners in submitting their reports and accountabilities
  • Checking of accountabilities submitted by volunteers and staff against budget and query of any variances.
  • Understand the donor rules and regulations and ensure all staff and volunteers are following and complying with donor and VSOK rules for the grant.
  • Support the Project Business Advisor to produce and submit the donor reports on time.
  • Support the finance manager to produce high-quality monthly management reports for the Head of Finance, Country Director and the Region based finance team, advising on any variances.
  • Provide an excellent, analytical monthly and periodic Grant status reports to the Project Business advisor and other VSO offices as required.
  • Work with the HOFO in ensuring that all activities, preparations and follow-up with respect to donor audits are done on time.
  • Full-fill other appropriate level responsibilities as defined by the Head of Finance from time to time
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Business Development Services Advisor

Application closing date: 24 June 2019

Business Development Services Advisor  – Role overview

You will be working hand in hand with team members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods teams in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of Enterprise Development and advise on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of Business Development Services (BDS) to male and especially female entrepreneurs operating SMEs in different sectors and geographical areas.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business management or social science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related is required
  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.
  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of the message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing the environment of working, business management, entrepreneurship is desirable, experience in people management and ability to work in a multinational with flexibilities of cultural differences.
  • Good writing skills

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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ICS Youth Engagement Officer

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

ICS Youth Engagement Officer -Role overview

You will support the delivery of the ICS Innovation Strategy enabling youth volunteers to be lifelong active citizens and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on your youth engagement expertise and innovative thinking, you will establish and strengthen youth engagement platforms. You will proactively collaborate, influence and support colleagues to design, deliver and share learning  from quality engagement initiatives that enhance the personal and professional development of young people globally.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will be passionate about empowering young people to be agents of change. As a dynamic self-starter, you will be able to prioritise your workload and collaborate effectively with a range of functional teams. You will drive your initiatives forward while keeping key stakeholders informed and consulted.

Essential criteria:

  • Significant experience (3-5 years) of global youth engagement approaches, particularly effective network/movement building
  • Strong understanding of international development/youth volunteering for development (graduate degree or equivalent work experience)
  • Extensive understanding of, and practical experience in, designing and delivering activities that enable meaningful youth engagement, including youth-led or co-designed projects, at national and/or global levels
  • Excellent project management skills, including process design, feedback loops and budget management
  • Proven experience of cross-cultural working in a matrix management environment
  • Ability to work proactively, effectively and flexibly across multiple locations simultaneously
  • Effective and inclusive communication / interpersonal skills with people at all levels, including the ability to use tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness
  • Experience of analysing and synthesizing complex information, including data and statistics, and supporting youth to use it
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Volunteer role: Employment and Entrepreneurship Adviser

Volunteer role: Employment and Entrepreneurship Adviser – Role overview

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised people, including women, youth and people with disabilities in the countries that VSO is working in. The ideal person for this position will be working hand in hand with members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of employment and entrepreneurship and advice on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of employment and entrepreneurship services to marginalized youth.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Qualifications (essential): Bachelor’s Degree in Business management or Social Science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or a related field.

  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.
  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of the message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing the environment of working, business management, and entrepreneurship is desirable, experience in people management and the ability to work in a multinational environment with flexibilities of cultural differences.
  • Good writing skills

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic. In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com

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Agriculture Technical Coordinator – Amman

ACTED Syria

Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in theNorth and South Syria, with a coordination office in Amman.

You will be in charge of

ACTED Syria’s Technical Coordinator (TC) for agriculture will be responsible for providing support, strategic planning and technical guidance on activities within this sector. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of agricultural programming work experience in the humanitarian or development sectors along with work experience on both livestock and arable/horticultural production units. They will also have a keen interest in dryland agriculture and good knowledge of the latest innovations and how they could help improve the resilience of farmers to threats like climate change.

As a TC they will play a leading role in a number of important areas including technical inputs to the development of the ACTED Syria Mission’s (which also includes Turkey) wider FS and Livelihood strategy, supporting the project teams and training for staff to help enhance their knowledge of different agriculture best practices (including climate smart approaches), and further developing ACTED’s livestock programmes.

The position is based in ACTED Syria’s ‘Capital’ office which is based in Amman, Jordan. It requires both remote management and periodic travel within the region.

Internal Agricultural Technical Support and Coordination

Coordination

  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different agricultural projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent FS and Livelihood strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention in Syria and Turkey.
  • Support the review and introduction appropriate resilience frameworks into FS programming.
  • Brief Project Managers and Project Coordinators about main agricultural issues, and updating them on a regular basis.

Technical Leadership

  • Define agricultural project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization), through the review and enhancement of ACTED’s agricultural SOP’s.
  • Lead the review and development of all technical tools related to agricultural activities, guidance notes, training packages, and beneficiary selection tools.
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the agricultural sector based on known contexts and needs.
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other FSL staff to ensure that all ACTED agricultural projects are implemented to the same high standards across all areas of intervention.
  • Liaise with agricultural technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed. Research innovative and appropriate global best practices for dryland agriculture, in particular methodologies that could help farmers develop resilience to external threats like climate change.
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.

Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of FS and Agricultural sector staff members.
  • In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs.
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and agricultural best practices.
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the FS and agricultural project teams.
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on FS and agricultural best practices.
  • External Positioning

External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative on FS and Agricultural Sectors in Syria and Turkey.
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in FS sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners.
  • Participate in and report (internally) on FS technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions.
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on FS and Agricultural programs.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.

Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the FS and agricultural sectors for Syria.
  • Analyse the activities in the FS and agriculture sector in general including those of relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with, Programme teams and AMEU. Lead agricultural project conceptualization workshops.
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the agriculture sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches.

Expected skills and qualifications

Essential

  • BSc or MSc in agricultural sciences, animal husbandry/science, rural development or similar (relevant field experience can substitute for academic qualifications but not vice-versa).
  • 3 years of experience on agriculture projects in an international relief or development setting, ideally working on any of the following: agricultural systems; livestock development; agricultural value chains; natural resource and land degradation management; building resilience to climate change.
  • Practical experience working on farms, ideally mixed production units in arid conditions, and must have included a role in livestock management.
  • Experience with using FS indicators including FCS, HDDS, CSI, rCSI, HIFAS.
  • Ability to capitalise on past experience and information available within the organisation in order to become self-sufficient and autonomous quickly.
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to train and coach both international and national staff.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

Desirable

  • Experience of participating in clusters or technical working groups.
  • Experience of utilising resilience frameworks within programme implementation (e.g. FAO SHARP; IISD).
  • Experience working on business and entrepreneurial development projects.
  • Experience of working in the Middle East.
  • Ability to speak Arabic.

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
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Area Coordinator – Maban

ACTED South Sudan

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

You will be in charge of

1. Positioning

Context analysis: Ensure ACTED has an up-to-date understanding of the area’s socio-economic situation, trends, needs and gaps, and who does what and where (3W)

Strategy Implementation: Take a lead role in implemeting ACTED’s coutry program strategy in the area identifying strategic opportunities for expanding ACTED’s work in the area, and in particular

  • Identify new opportunities and new sectors of intervention
  • Consolidate and stabilizate programming
  • Review the geographic and thematic footprint
  • Ensure activities are relevant and meeting area/beneficiary needs
  • Identify ACTED added-value
  • Ensure humanitarian principals are adhered to
  • Contribute to identifying new donors, private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc. to work with in the area based on complementarity and added value

Networking, positioning and general representation

  • Participate in donor meetings at area level and communicate relevant information to the Country Director and other relevant staff;
  • Establish, maintain and improve active and regular working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, clusters, working groups, consortia, etc. at area level ensuring maximum visibility of ACTED
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with local authorities and where necessary non-state actors and obtain required authorizations and buy-in for ACTED’s activities at area level
  • Ensure ACTED is represented in key clusters, working groups, NGO coordination bodies, etc. at area level

Proposal development

  • Lead assessment(s) at area level to ensure proposals are relevant
  • Support the Country Director and Project Development Department in proposal conceptualisation (problem statement, logframe) within the framework of the country, regional and global strategy
  • Contribute to budget design ensure budget needs at area level have been taken into consideration

Advocacy: Contribute to drafting issues papers, advocacy notes, press releases on relevant humanitarian and development issues in the area of operation

Promotion of ACTED network: Keep abreast with and contribute to ACTED’s global initiatives and global trends, in particular Impact (REACH, Agora), Convergences and Oxus

2. Management and Internal Coordination

Staff Management

  • Ensure that all staff in the area understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities related to area operations and link with the capital Head of Departments
  • Promote team building, productivity and staff welfare
  • Mentor and support the team to build capacities, and improve efficiency and performance, and follow career management
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts among staff at area level

Internal Coordination

  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing for a positive working environment
  • Ensure implementation of ACTED coordination mechanism at area level (WAM, MAR, FLAT meeting, etc.)

3. Project Implementation Follow-up

Project Implementation Tracking

  • Supervise Project Managers in the area and provide support to project implementation through trouble shooting and eliminating blocking points
  • Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a time completion of projects through review of PMFs, BFUs and project reports
  • Ensure that relevant project information are up-to-date and available for reporting purposes
  • Ensure coordination and complementarity amongst projects within the area of intervention

Project Quality Control

  • Ensure the application of a practical field based M&E system/plan for each project
  • Conduct frequent field visits to project sites to assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources
  • Advise Project Managers to adapt projects according to monitoring and evaluation findings
  • Ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are in place
  • Ensure capitalisation of best practices and lessons learnt for projects in the area of operations.

Partner Management

  • Identify potential local partners in the area based on an assessment of complementarity and added value
  • Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with ACTED and donor requirements

4. FLATS Management

Finance Management

  • Control project budgets at area level to avoid under/over spending
  • Ensure accurate budget forecasting and efficient cash flow management
  • Ensure timely and accurate area finance TITANIC reporting

Logistics & IT Management

  • Ensure timely procurement and adherence to rules of origin and nationality at area level
  • Ensure quality supply management at area level
  • Ensure proper asset management at area level and enforce asset investment policy
  • Ensure proper stock management at area level
  • Ensure proper IT systems, data back-up and protection from malware at area level
  • Ensure sufficient and reliable means of communication at area level
  • Ensure timely and accurate area logistics TITANIC reporting

Administration and HR Management

  • Ensure transparent and timely recruitment of national staff and contribute to international staff recruitment upon capital request
  • Proactively adapt the staffing structure to needs and funding
  • Ensure regular performance appraisal and career management for staff at area level
  • Ensure timely and accurate area HR TITANIC reporting
  • Ensure timely exit forms

Transparency/Compliance Management

  • Minimize risk of fraud and corruption by ensuring adherence to ACTED FLATS procedures
  • Ensure that staff is aware of ACTED’s transparency and whistle blowing policy

Security Management

  • Analyse the security context at area level and in close collaboration with the Country Security Manager contribute to defining, analysing and evaluating risks
  • Engage with relevant key stakeholders at area level to ensure access and support of interventions
  • Address security and safety risks by implementing standard operating procedures defined for the area
  • Ensure the offices and houses conform to recommended security, health and safety standards
  • Ensure all staff in the area adhere to security procedures
  • Ensure security incidents at area level are promptly reported to the capital

Expected skills and qualifications

  • University education in a relevant field such as international development, emergency operations, humanitarian programming, technical degree in camp management, or the like
  • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
  • Base management skills preferred
  • At least four years relevant work experience, preferably including camp settings
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
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Project Manager – Aden

ACTED Yemen

ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a coordination office in Sanaa, and four operational offices in Ibb, Sa’ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The NGO intervenes in seven governorates of the country (Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa’ada and Taizz), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and development projects with WASH, shelter, food security and agriculture programming, camp coordination and camp management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.

After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.

You will be in charge of

1.Project Planning

  • Develop overall project implementation strategy, systems, approaches, tools, and materials
  • Organize project kick-off and close-out meetings
  • Plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives

2. Project Implementation Follow-up

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of the project ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project(s) implementation
  • Organize regular project coordination meetings with project team
  • Ensure budget utilization and physical target achievements are reviewed at least once a month as per work plan
  • Ensure project implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with relevant ACTED technical guidelines and standards
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks and trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation
  • Regular update the work plan, output tracker, PMF and other documents relevant for effective project management

3. Administration and Operational Management of Project Implementation

3.1. Finance

  • Review the BFU(s) and provide accurate forecasts with BOQs
  • Forecast monthly cash requirements of the project and submit to AC

3.2. Logistics

  • Contribute to the development of Procurement plans
  • Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner
  • Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers’ selection according to applicable scenario
  • Confirm quality of material selection if and when applicable
  • Ensure a proper management and use of the project assets and stocks
  • Plan team movements based on available fleet and applicable policies

3.3. Administration/HR

  • Participate in the recruitment of technical staff (development of organigrams, ToRs, elaborating the tests and reviewing them; interviews etc)
  • Ensure that project staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities
  • Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the project staff
  • Manage the project staff in cooperation with Area Coordinators
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
  • Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts
  • Ensure capacity building among staff in relevant sectors

3.4. Transparency

  • Ensure project records and documents (Flat files, beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
  • Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED’s code of conduct and FLATS procedures

3.5. Security

  • Ensure that each member of the project team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly
  • In cooperation with the relevant Security Officer, monitor the local security situation and inform the Country Director or Area Coordinator and Country or Area Security Officer of developments through regular written reports;
  • Contribute to the updating of the security guidelines in the project area of intervention;

4.External Relations

  • Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation
  • Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings
  • Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner
  • Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others

5. Quality Control

  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regularly monitor the progress of project activities
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in project planning and decision making
  • Advise on, and assist with, project reviews conducted by AMEU
  • Ensure quality control, analysis of added-value and impact, identification and capitalization on best practices and lessons learnt and provide relevant feedback for new project development
  • Identify and analyse gaps, ACTED’s added value, synergies and opportunities in the areas the project(s) is / are implemented and pass relevant information to the N+1

6. Reporting

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members
  • Draft (internal) narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up.
  • Contribute to drafting of (external) project progress reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Extensive project management experience in emergency and/or development
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required (large team)
  • Perfect verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an assetAbility to work well and punctually under pressure

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
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Project Coordinator (Human Rights)

Location: San José, Costa Rica

People in Need, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Latin American Program is calling for applications for the position of a PROJECT COORDINATOR within Latin American Program of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD). The primary goal of People in Need’s Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society. The Latin American Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. The main programmatic focus includes:

  • Capacity building for civil society organizations and support for their activities
  • Direct aid to politically persecuted individuals
  • International advocacy

For our office in Central America, People in Need (PIN) – Center for Human Rights and Democracy is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our Latin American Team. The Project Coordinator will support our programs in various Latin American countries and will have a chance to work on important human rights projects in the region.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remotely monitoring projects in selected Latin American countries
  • Maintaining communication with local partners in Latin America
  • Organizing trips to Latin America and visits and trainings by Latin American partners in Central America
  • Writing project reports and proposals in English and/or Spanish
  • Maintaining social media profiles
  • Completing other tasks related with Latin American Program as required

Requirements:

  • Be Costa Rican, or legal resident with the right to work in Costa Rica
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish and ability to conduct professional communication in English
  • University degree or relevant experience with working on projects
  • Interest in human rights
  • Good management and coordination skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cultural sensitivity, previous work/travel in countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America is a great advantage
  • Ability to travel regionally and overseas
  • Ability to work full time

Benefits:

  • Full time job contract, 1.350 USD gross per month, with social security benefits and annual severance recognition
  • Participation in the development and execution of meaningful projects
  • Working with the biggest NGO based in Central Europe with branches around the world
  • Gaining in-depth knowledge about the current developments in human rights around Latin America
  • Joining an international team, having the opportunity to interact with civil society actors locally as well as regionally
  • Possibility of extending the contract beyond initial length at the successful conclusion of the contract
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
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Emergency Infrastructure Advisor

With the aim to increase its surge capacity and provide enhanced support to its humanitarian programs, PIN operates a dedicated Rapid Deployment Unit (Radu). RaDU’s focus is mainly on setting up the humanitarian response in (new) sudden onset disasters and conflicts, as well as providing technical support for ongoing or new humanitarian programs and related consultancy work. The team consists of up to 5 members usually home or HQ based and with flexible 50% to 100% work assignments (Part-time agreements may be negotiated). Up to 2/3rd of the worktime is expected to be spent on PIN’s country programs abroad, with individual assignments up to 3 months. PIN is currently looking for a new colleague with solid expertize in infrastructure/construction.

Member of : Rapid Deployment Unit (RaDU)

Refers to: Head of emergency programs, Prague, Czech Republic

Location: home based with frequent field assignments

Distribution of work: up to 2/3rd of the worktime expected on assignment abroad (individual assignments up to 3 months each) + consultancy work from home as required + occasional stays at PIN head office (Prague)

Salary: as per PIN’s salary scale.

Main responsibilities:

Ensure quality of PIN humanitarian programs and technical interventions

  • Coordinate or participate in the conduct and analysis of needs, markets and technical assessments
  • Coordinate or participate in the preparation of concepts notes, project proposals, assessments and baseline studies, lead or control technical designs including BoQs
  • Conduct quality controls on relevant interventions/constructions. Evaluate the ongoing and completed interventions and share the results, highlighting good practices and lessons learned
  • Provide technical advisory services to field teams remotely and in country. Communicate and coordinate tightly with technical teams in relevant country programmes, to ensure knowhow is maintained in country programmes
  • Ensure that PIN responses are in line with existing international, national and other relevant guidelines, technical standards, and other relevant requirements.
  • Supervise and control logistic and procurement processes on the relevant interventions

Strengthen PIN’s technical expertise and knowhow

  • Follow global trends, identify effective approaches, track international technical best practice, guidelines, standards and other useful resources in relevant fields. Make sure relevant PIN staff are aware of them and use them
  • Mentor and develop the technical skills of PIN’s relevant staff including conducting trainings, on-the-job training, and regular coaching support via skype calls.
  • Develop tools and resources and promote existing standards to assist with intervention design, implementation and M&E (including standardising the tools and indicators being used to monitor capacity building interventions across the country programs, utilising PIN’s IndiKit and results-based M&E framework)
  • Network with other actors working in relevant fields and pursue partnership opportunities
  • Coordinate with PIN’s Technical Advisors, particularly Advisors focusing on Agriculture, Nutrition security, Education, Sustainable Water Services, and Market development.

Support the set-up of responses to sudden onset emergencies

  • Initiate the emergency response in countries without PIN field offices particularly in case of large sudden onset disasters, conflicts and other situations requiring humanitarian assistance. In severe crises, deployment may be requested within 48h. Responsibilities might include field assessments, designing programmatic strategies and approaches, coordination & fundraising activities, setting up offices, recruiting national teams, setting up M&E systems and kick-starting program activities

Essential qualifications

  • MSc or BSc degree in civil engineering, construction management, water engineering and/or other related fields, or solid and demonstrated practical experience in relevant fields
  • At least 5 years of humanitarian experience, in multiple countries, in civil engineering, construction management, water engineering and/or other related fields
  • Experience with and ability to use cutting-edge technologies such as Auto CAD, Civil 3D, Archi CAD, etc
  • Knowledge of and experience with current humanitarian best practices, technical guidelines, and standards in the relevant fields
  • Experience with relevant coordination and funding mechanism
  • Familiarity with the PCM and field data collection

Personal traits:

  • ability and willingness to travel in arid and sometimes volatile contexts
  • reliable & problem-solving personality
  • excellent spoken and written English, other languages an advantage
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • flexibility and ability to respond quickly to requests for field deployment (in case of sudden onset disasters within 48 hours)

People in Need offers:

  • Environment of well-established and growing organization
  • Being part of a committed, professional and friendly team with an informal atmosphere
  • Salary according to PIN salary scale
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • Working from home or being based in Prague or London offices (with frequent travels as described above)
  • PIN covers all costs related to the country programme visits such as vaccination, flights, visas and accommodation
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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

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