Intern with UNDP Communication Unit – Tirana

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UNDP began its operations in Albania in 1991. As a member of the United Nations Country Team in Albania, the UNDP works with the government and people of Albania, including its civil society and businesses, to strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and freedoms, protect the environment and support economic and social reforms for social inclusion and an equitable society.

The United Nations Development Programme works with partners to promote economic and social reforms and innovations that help bring services to those who need them most – unemployed youth, vulnerable women, Roma and Egyptian communities and persons with disabilities. It further provides support to independent institutions and fundamental democratic processes to foster rule of law and for deepening democratic practice. Through its programmes, UNDP promotes sustainability, identifying working solutions to respond to climate change by protecting Albania’s rich biological diversity and natural resources for future generations.

Noting that the EU principles and the core values of the United Nations are shared, UNDP actively supports Albania’s EU integration. UNDP’s main goal is to translate principles of the UN and the EU into daily practice of the institutions of Albania, and into social, economic, political and cultural opportunities for men and women of Albania to live knowledgeable, healthy and prosperous lives.

The goal of UNDP is sustainable human development for an Albania:

  • which deepens its democratic practices and ensures that all Albanians and Albanian institutions are equally accountable before laws that are in line with UN Conventions and international human rights norms and standards;
  • whose public and civil society institutions at all levels work towards removing barriers for all men and women, especially vulnerable groups, to participate in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the country; and leverages the market for equitable growth that benefits the poor;
  • whose people have access to social and physical infrastructure that responds to their local needs and protects and ensures sustainability of natural resources for future generations;

UNDP’s work targets all levels of government and across the country, working with regional and local authorities that provide services to the people and support their capacities to participate in Albania’s economic and institutional reforms and its EU accession processes.

UNDPs work is clustered around mutually interlinked four programme areas: Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, Environmental and Climate Change, Economic Growth and Employment. A more detailed view on the focus and work of programme clusters is given in section 2 of these ToRs.

UNDP Albania has a Communications and Advocacy Unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners.

Aiming to advance its current initiatives and expand on new ones, UNDP Office has organized internship programmes to provide a framework by which young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments as well providing an opportunity to make substantive contributions to an office’s work.

Duties and Responsibilities

One intern will be selected to support the work of UNDP Country office and specifically of the UNDP Communications Specialist in implementing communications -related tasks.

Communications

The UNDP Albania has a communications and advocacy unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners. It deploys social media strategically to maximize UNDP Audiences. The Unit also advocate for issues that UNDP stands for and are at the heart of the national development agenda. The communications unit also spreads awareness and promotes sustainable development goals and strongly promotes multidimensional partnerships at the benefit of UNDP’s development work.

In this view, the candidate will engage, inter alia in the following activities:

  • Support in updating and maintenance of the UNDP website including providing updates to all project mini-sites on UNDP web.
  • Provide daily support in Social media related tasks such as preparation of content, selection of photos/video footage etc.
  • Assist the communication’s specialist in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities;
  • Provide translation from English to Albanian
  • Photograph events and prepare relevant files
  • Assist the Communications Specialist in other duties as required

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in one of the following disciplines:

Communications, journalism, international relations, computer science and any other related field.

Language

Fluency in spoken and written English

Head of Communications

Application closing date: 16 June 2019 

Purpose of the job:

As Head of Communications, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy that advances the BIS’s public profile in support of its mission and strategic objectives, disseminating key messages to global audiences.

In this key role you will report to the BIS General Manager and work closely with senior management. You will advise senior management on strategic messaging and managing the BIS’s external presence and reputation. You will work closely with the business unit leaders, the BIS’s hosted committees and the Representative Offices to further strengthen external awareness of the BIS’s economic research, policy analysis, financial regulation and statistics as well as banking services.

You will also be responsible for driving effective communication within the organisation and facilitating collaboration to deliver a joined-up approach to internal and external communications, with a focused and integrated narrative.

You will be responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction for the Communications team, encompassing media and public relations, digital communications and internal communications.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Working closely with the General Manager and other members of senior management, develop and implement strategic communications that support the BIS’s global mission and strategic objectives
  • Provide strategic communications insight, perspectives and advice on messaging to a range of internal and external stakeholders including the central bank and broader financial community
  • Guide and support the chief spokespeople for the organisation including the General Manager and other key officials
  • Work with senior management in communicating departmental business priorities and effectively managing associated organisational change activities
  • Advise senior management on internal communications priorities, including timing, content and communication of key messages, aligning efforts with the Bank’s strategy and planning, and providing feedback
  • Identify and alert senior management to any communications-related risks, and propose countermeasures. Coordinate crisis communications as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with international and local media
  • Develop the use of different communication tools and channels to provide the most effective means of reaching target audiences including the Bank’s internal and external online presence
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Communications unit promoting functional excellence and continuous improvement. Develop and strengthen internal talent
  • Build strategic alliances with business areas throughout the Bank, and develop relationships with counterparts in central banks and international institutions

Qualification and experience:

  • Advanced university degree preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience in senior leadership positions within communications, and with deep experience of both internal and external communications
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a central bank, financial regulatory authority, international financial institution or finance ministry would be advantageous
  • Strong grasp of economics and finance; sound knowledge of central banking issues would be advantageous

Skills:

  • Skilled at advising and counselling senior management regarding communications strategies and activities
  • Strategic thinker with honed relationship skills and an ability to influence at a senior level and gain consensus
  • Effective listener with an appreciation of different perspectives, able to distil nuances and reflect this in thinking
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate a vision effectively
  • Excellent leadership, people management and coaching skills
  • Ability to drive organisational change and manage a complex reform agenda effectively
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to identify relevant issues quickly
  • Proven crisis management skills and a record of impeccable judgment
  • Familiarity with social media and other digital communication tools

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Communications Officer with Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) – Sana’a

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

Yemen’s current multi-dimensional war is now entering its fourth year. This conflict has exacerbated the Yemen’s chronic vulnerabilities, leaving an estimated 22.2 million people (or more than 75 percent of its population) in need of humanitarian assistance, including an estimated 11.3 million children and 2.9 million Internally Displaced People.

Yemen is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. Around 20 million people (70 percent of the population) are facing hunger, a 13 percent increase from 2017. The current conflict has led to a decline in the national economy. Gross Domestic Product was cut in half since 2015, and more than 80 percent of the population living below the poverty line. The fighting around the country’s seaports and the ensuing suspension of commercial imports and supply shortages, the depreciation of the Yemeni riyal, which is now worth barely a third of 2015 level, have combined to push the food prices up.

Only half of health facilities are functioning, and many Yemenis in need of critical treatments especially for malnutrition are too poor to access the ones that are open. Beyond those at risk of famine, many millions with only emergency food assistance to survive, face a collapse in their immune systems – especially children and the elderly – increasing their vulnerability to malnutrition, cholera and other diseases. Chronic water shortages exacerbate food insecurity and risk of famine in areas where people depend on agriculture for food and income.

Against this background, UNDP’s strategy to mitigate the impact of the current crisis, including the risk of famine, is anchored on a two-pronged approach: on the one hand to addressing immediate needs – leveraging and enhancing endogenous support mechanisms to populations at-risk that can complement and safeguard the gains made through the humanitarian response – and on the other hand for the need to maintain the existing capacities and mechanisms at local and national level to maintain the foundation for future reconstruction and recovery.

UNDP will contribute to and complement the overall collective efforts for the prevention of Famine in Yemen. Based on the its comparative advantage and demonstrated results, UNDP’s Famine Response will address the following key critical drivers of food insecurity: 1) lack of income and weak purchasing power of households; 2) deteriorating public infrastructure and community assets creating a gap in the delivery of critical services for famine prevention including Health/Malnutrition, Roads and Water, Sanitation and Health ( WASH) ; and 3) lack of local capacities for food production.

The Project is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Enhanced Income for Vulnerable Individuals and Households at Risk of Famine
  • Rehabilitation of Key Community Assets for Famine Response (Roads, Health, WASH and Solar Systems)
  • Increased Capacities for Local Food Production
  • In delivering these outputs, UNDP will be able to ensure that Yemeni households and communities will effectively cope with the current severe food insecurity and mitigate the risk of starvation and be strong drivers of the resilience-building and recovery efforts.

As such, the project contributes towards Outcome 6 of the UNDP corporate Strategic Plan: Early recovery and rapid return to sustainable development pathways are achieved in post-conflict situations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Team Leader of the Economic Resilience and Recovery unit and direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the Communication Officer will undertake the following tasks

Provide a substantive contribution to the project and capacity building for the partners:

  • Develop an annual communication work plan respective of the Project activities implementation plan and Communication and Visibility Plan and ensure its timely implementation.
  • Constantly assess the validity and need of updating the Communication Strategy in order to fully support all outputs of the Project.
  • Liaise as needed with other Communications focal points within UNDP as needed.
  • Develop the project branding (logo, promotional materials, signboards etc.) and ensure their correct and systematic use in the target areas of the project and for all communication, visibility and advocacy activities.
  • Provide support to the project partners in planning and implementing advocacy and communication actions and ensure that work-flow, branding and products are aligned with the overall project communication and visibility strategy.
  • Liaise with implementing partners and develop a calendar of monthly events for the planning and support communication activities.
  • Organize media events, including press conferences, journalists field visits, press kits, regular radio and TV interviews on lessons learnt and major achievements of the project to be aired nationally and internationally.
  • Prepare and organise awareness programmes and public messages to be aired on local radio channels, television and newspaper.
  • Promote projects’ actions and activities and ensure visibility of the Programme and information updates at national, regional and international levels by preparing and managing content published on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc.) and publishing regular press releases in English and Arabic.
  • Produce Human interest stories focusing on interventions and strategies that bring about real changes in the lives of the beneficiaries, with special interest to marginalized groups and women beneficiaries, and that could be replicated by donors and partners. (E.g. Support communication of success stories where women’s engagement in self or wage employment activities positively contributed to income generation at household or community levels.)
  • Collaborate with professional photographers and implementing partners for the collection of professional high-quality photos of the project activities to be used for the project communication and visibility materials.
  • Draft speeches, notes, develop briefs and other public relations materials for the project and project partners for advocacy, visibility actions and awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Develop and organize publication activities, communication materials, flyers, newsletters, information briefs, posters, handbooks, case studies, social impact studies and thematic studies aimed at empowering stakeholders and enhancing visibility of the Project outcomes.
  • Ensure strong and continuous relations/contacts with journalists and media in Yemen and regularly monitor the coverage of the Programme in the regional and local media (print, electronic, video, social media).
  • Work closely with other project staff to ensure strong linkages with the partners and media.
  • Provide direct technical knowledge and expertise that is necessary for the implementation of assigned project activities.
  • Support the project partners in planning and implementing advocacy and communication actions
  • Develop campaign and outreach activities, as requested by Project Manager, according to the needs of the Project and its beneficiaries.
  • Support communication of success stories where women’s engagement in self or wage employment activities positively contributed to income generation at household or community levels.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, International relations or political sciences or BA degree with relevant working experience as indicated below in experience requirements.

Experience:

  • For candidates with MA degree, 3 years of relevant experience in communication and partnership and/or program support service specifically focusing on media outreach work, media relations, advocacy, communications, coordination with various stakeholders and communication strategy creation and implementation (minimum 5 years of relevant experience for candidates with BA degree).
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool and resource, experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel), and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages; experience in handling web-based management systems;
  • Working experience in the United Nations system, particularly UNDP, is an asset.

Liaison Officer, UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The current conflict in Yemen has resulted in a wide-spread humanitarian crisis, and had left 80 per cent of the population (22.2 million people) in need of assistance at the time of the design of the project at hand. The impediments on commercial imports to Yemen led to a severe lack of basic items. It was determined, should the situation continue to the point that basic commodities are not imported and therefore not available in the market, the current humanitarian crisis would deteriorate even further.

In order to address the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, the restoration of regular commercial cargo flows into the country is essential. UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) decided that Member States shall take necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned. In order to facilitate the unimpeded flow of essential commercial items to Yemen, the UN has been requested by the Government of Yemen to provide a monitoring and inspection service that ensures that commercial cargo entering Yemen’s territorial waters is compliant with UNSCR 2216 (2015).

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was requested to operationalise and manage a mechanism to oversee the monitoring and inspection services on behalf of the UN and the concerned Member States.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Stays abreast of the latest political, security and humanitarian developments in Yemen and ensure that such information is shared among the members of UNVIM, through daily situation reports and a weekly security briefing.
  • Maintains close communication with the Regional Coordination Officer and the Project Manager on all operational aspects.
  • Participates, as an observer, in the relevant coordination meetings, including the Security Management Team and other coordination meetings relevant to the project in Djibouti.
  • Together with the Coordination Officers and the Monitors, establishes standard operating procedures for the deployment of the inspection teams and organise inspection operations and security requirements.
  • In close collaboration with the Coordination Officers and the Monitors, plans and facilitates the deployment of the inspection team as needed;
  • Monitors and facilitates the progress of inspections and liaises constantly with the team.
  • Maintains UNVIM inspection facilities and equipment at the port
  • Monitors all security-related matters for the UNVIM team, including liaison with UN Security on a daily basis and ensures compliance on UNVIM operations with minimum operational security standards.
  • Coordinates for all operational matters between UNVIM and service providers or institutions as required to ensure operational excellence including Djiboutian authorities, port authorities, shipping companies
  • Conducts other duties as requested by the Regional Coordination Officer and the Project Manager.
  • Liaises with and coordinates information with EU NAVFOR and MSCHOA on all maritime security matters.

Requirements

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, military or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and 2 years of additional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Five years of professional experience in civil-military coordination, or related field such as the navy, military, police or organized forces;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current situation in the Middle East and Horn of Africa is desirable;
  • Experience in a conflict environment is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of maritime affairs and security is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and the use of web-based management systems.

Languages

  • English fluency in speaking, writing and reading.
  • French fluency in speaking, writing and reading.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
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Communication and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline : 23-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 10d 16h 56m
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 Year with possibility of contract extension

(Open to ONLY FIJI NATIONALS)

Background

Organisational Context

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside over 20 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked Programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:

  • Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Ending Violence against Women
  • Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

Markets for Change / M4C

UN Women’s Markets for Change – Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Project (hereinafter referred to as the M4C PROJECT) is now an eight-year, multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural and urban areas of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The M4C PROJECT aims to promote the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors. Through the creation of representative groups in marketplaces, a focus on economic security, the strengthening of local government institutions, procedures and development approach, and the design and building of gender-responsive infrastructure, market vendors will be able to influence decision-making on market management and resource allocation, supporting the economic and social empowerment of market vendors, and the advancement of women market vendors. In Fiji, a total of 12 markets will be reached over the course of the Project. M4C PROJECT uses a multi-sectoral approach to build on previous work done by UN Women, and other UN agencies and partners, to strengthen the present network of market vendors, empower women market vendors and create an enabling environment for their growth. M4C supports gender-responsive infrastructure regarding market extensions and refurbishment.

A UN Women project, M4C is principally funded by the Australian Government, and since 2018 the project partnership has expanded to include funding support from the Government of Canada. UNDP is a project partner.

The Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day M4C project monitoring and communication/outreach activities and with support from the M4C team will process results-based monitoring data and reports.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager in Fiji, the Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will support the implementation of M4C project in collaboration with the National Project Coordinators and Project Associate in line with the project plans and budgets

Duties and Responsibilities

Responisibilities:

Supports the formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy strategies, supports business development of the Project focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for the Project (country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc.)
  • Provision of information for elaboration of Project communications and outreach strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Development of communication materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor.
  • Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews.
  • Provision of inputs and researched information in programme formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UN Women’s development programme.
  • Review of Project reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention.
  • Develops the Fiji M4C communication and media activities and related work plans based on the Regional M4C Communications Strategy.
  • Plans, implements and monitors Fiji M4C communication and media activities, including monitoring and collecting electronically all national news relevant to M4C.
  • Supports the development of all project related material and publications.
  • Supports the Project Manager in the preparation and finalization of Fiji M4C donor reports.
  • Liaises and coordinates with Fiji MCO communications staff to ensure communication and media outreach strategy and activities align with the regional strategy and activities.
  • Works with Fiji MCO communications staff to ensure coordinated media contact lists and alliances
  • Works with Fiji MCO communications staff to contribute M4C-related information, photos and content in regional publications and materials.
  • Supports and prepares content for the website parts related to the M4C project ensuring consistent quality and appropriateness of the materials.
  • Identifies and develops storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues. Prepares human interest stories and project updates drawn from M4C project and partnerships, for UN Women’s global and regional websites.
  • Maintenance of Project communication information database and photo library.

Ensures the implementation of evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support to the planning, preparation and management of the Fiji M4C project evaluations and other types of related evaluations.
  • Support to implementation of the M4C Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Supports quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation standards in the Fiji MCO.
  • Supports and implements the Fiji M4C Monitoring and Evaluation plan ensuring monitoring of activities by M4C partners in line with the overall M4F Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MEF) ensuring comparable approaches and data amongst all M4C project sites
  • Lead in implementation of relevant baseline studies and data collection/assessment.
  • Undertakes regular monitoring visits to M4C project locations to monitor and collect relevant data related to project activities using the range of monitoring tools in the monitoring framework including qualitative data collection through profiling market vendors and use of mobile devices for survey data collection.
  • Maintains an effective and updated filing system of M&E related documents and document lessons learned for M4C with specific focus on results, impact and the final outcomes and develop a database on all relevant indicators, partners and programmes on M4C at country level.
  • Manages other monitoring and evaluation-related events, products, and technical assistance needs, as requested.
  • Ensures all data and reports are stored on the shared M4C SharePoint site in line with Fiji MCO requirements.

Supports effective management of the evaluation process within the Fiji M4C Project, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support to development of Terms of Reference (TOR) for specific project/thematic/sectoral evaluation missions and/or desk evaluations/reviews, participation in consultant and evaluation team selection, technical feedback on evaluations and budget oversight.
  • Provides guidance on UN Women’s evaluation policies, procedures and practices to Programme Managers, UN Women staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectoral evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants and/or members of the evaluation team. Provision of guidance at the design stage of programmes/projects.
  • Supports the analysis and synthesis of data
  • Ensures follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification and formulation of lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader EO knowledge management efforts.
  • Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.
  • Participation in results-oriented monitoring and evaluation training efforts in the Country Office.

Required Skills and Experience

Education Requirements:

  • Masters’ Degree or equivalent in Gender, Social Work, International Relations, Management, Development, Public Administration, political or social sciences or related field.
  • And/or: Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in Gender, Human Rights, Social Work, International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Public Administration, political or social sciences or related field.

Experience

  • Masters’ Degree or Higher + years of experience requirement: Up to 2 years of relevant experience in national, regional and international development issues. Some experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters. Relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • And/or: Bachelors’ Degree + years of experience requirement: Up to 4 years of relevant experience at the community, national, regional and international development issues. Some experience in monitoring and evaluation with a background and interest in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters. Relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience in economics, gender analysis, planning and programming.
  • Proven experience with planning, design and implementation of M&E systems, M&E methods and approaches and data/information analysis is required.
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Grant Management and Communication Officer

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Job Purpose

The Grants Management and Communications Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with general donor regulations, grant specific requirements and IMC policies and procedures. Additionally, this position will ensure that all information and data collected from the field is compiled, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner for International Medical Corps DRC mission internal purposes and as per donor requirements. The position is also responsible to develop high-quality communication products, highlighting IMC programme activities for external audiences

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Grants

  • Assist with interpretation on donor requirements and ensure compliance
  • Support the review of donor awards, subawards, memorandum of understanding, and other agreements as necessary
  • Support programme unit to compile high quality concept papers and proposals, specially compilation of inputs and editing of concept/proposal documents
  • Ensure IMC DR Congo mission grant files are updated and maintained for ease of reference
  • Regularly update grant portfolio document, monitoring and tracking reporting timelines and proposal development timelines
  • Liaise with the Grants and Contracts Management Department at HQ as necessary regarding donor requirements and internal IMC procedures

Reporting

  • Under the supervision of the Program Director and in close collaboration with the M&E Manager, ensure timely compilation of programme and project data to comply with internal, donor, and sector coordination reporting requirements by deadline;
  • Ensure tools and processes are adequate and in place for purpose to collect relevant quantitative and qualitative information required for reporting to a range of stakeholders;
  • Provide editing and quality assurance of all internal and external reports for review by the Management prior to dissemination.

Communication

  • Under the Supervision of the Program Director, develop, implement, and monitor a communication and visibility plan to facilitate better understanding among partners, donors, beneficiaries and host communities, media, the general public, and government stakeholders about IMC DR Congo mission as an organization including programme achievements and progress;
  • Act as the focal point for collecting and compiling information to produce internal/external communication materials highlighting the IMC contribution toward responding to crisis, ensuring the respect of organization ethics and code of conduct and standards are considered before all products are disseminated publicly;
  • Provide high-quality editing of reports, text and any program and communication materials and products to the standard required for public dissemination;
  • Maintain and update IMC DR Congo country profile documents, fact sheets, and presentations for external audiences;
  • Ensure all IMC and donor visibility requirements and communications commitments are implemented;
  • In coordination with the PD, liaise with IMC Communication Department at HQ as required.

Training/ Capacity Building

  • Provide capacity building to programme, Finance and logistics departments’ staff to ensure reporting requirements and toolkits are used effectively;
  • Ensure all staff know and integrate the IMC framework in all programs

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

Master degree in a relevant field

Experience

  • Minimum two years working experience with US Federal (USAID/OFDA, DOS/BPRM, DHHS/CDC), and European (ECHO, DFID) donor regulations
  • Minimum two years working experience with United Nations (UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNFPA), CHF, and World Bank donor regulations
  • Experience in conducting evaluations, preferably using participatory approaches
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English and French is essential

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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