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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Immunization Specialist (GAVI) , Antananarivo Madagascar

by Yona Maro  |  at  1:35 AM
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For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
Under the supervision of Immunization Specialist P4 IMIS# 52150, the Immunization Specialist (equity) is accountable for professional leadership in and contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF's immunization plus goals and objectives for the country.
Accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.
Key Expected Results
  • 1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
    2. Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
    3. Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively
    provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership.
    4. Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Immunization Programme provided.
    5. Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
    6. The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme.
    7. UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
    8. Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
    9. The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme.
    by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system.
    10. All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
    11. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with
    effective coordination are provided.
    12. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.
  • KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
    1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
    Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling , analysing and evaluating information and providing the technical input. Ensures the preparation of the Situation Analysis relative to Immunization (EPI) interventions in the country and its periodic update. Prepares sectoral input to the Country Programme Document, and all related documents (e.g., Plan of Operations, Project Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, Programme Summary Sheet) of the Immunization programme.
    2. Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
    Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, HIV and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization programme with other sectors.
    Participates with UNICEF, Government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners in the development of the immunization strategies and approaches. Ensures achievement of strategic results in line with agreed Annual and Country Programme objectives and adopts corrective action to meet programme/project objectives.
    Contributes to the identification of new approaches for improving programme delivery with emphasis on project management, evaluation, sustainability of intervention and community participation based on Human Rights framework and cross sector approach to programming and Community Capacity Development.
    3. Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively
    provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership.
    As Immunization Specialist, exercises technical leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches. Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.
    Meets with national and international agencies overseeing the management of programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements, and integration of gender mainstreaming across sectors.
    4. Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
    Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and implementing partners in the planning and management of the Immunization programme and ensure sustainability of interventions. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
    5. Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
    Provides technical support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects. Identifies training needs; plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services.
    6. The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
    Plans and organizes a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme. Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, training and staff learning/development activities.
    7. UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
    Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government partner accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments. Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
    8. Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
    Coordinates activities and exchanges information and knowledge with other programmes to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, knowledge database/network and reporting systems to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme information/data, and contributes to the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation for the Immunization Programme.
    Maintains close working relationships to establish partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate relevant data, exchange information on programme/project development and implementation. Ensures exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learned.
    9. The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization
    Programme by the effective implementation of the monitoring system.
    In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and program communication colleagues, conducts accurate and timely monitoring and data collection, and supports an integrated monitoring system.
    Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme mid-term review, annual sector review and preview meetings. Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
    Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the monitoring system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of equity approach and integrated child survival monitoring system
    10. All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
    Ensures the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures. Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, and annual reports.
    11. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with
    effective coordination are provided.
    Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility. In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area. Coordinates and provides assistance to the Country Office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.
    12. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.
    Performs and delivers additional duties and services assigned by the supervisor.
    QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES ( [ ] indicates the level of proficiency required for the job.)
  • Education
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
    A relevant first-level university degree in combination with 2 years of additional relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience
  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health/Immunization programmes. Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health care.
    Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
    Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in French and English required. Knowledge of Malagasy would be an asset.
  • Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
  • i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity
  • ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [ II ] • Working with People [ II ] • Drive for Results [ II ]
  • iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Building Trust [ II ] • Managing Resources [ II ] • Communication [ II ]
  • Influence [ II ] • Judgement [ II ] • Technical Knowledge [ II ]
  • Team Leadership [ II ] • Planning, Setting Standards, and Monitoring Work [ II ]
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501597

    Program Manager & Director of the Lubumbashi Office

    by Yona Maro  |  at  1:33 AM
    The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
    Over the past nine years, The Carter Center has worked to improve transparency and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) extractive sector in partnership with international institutions and leading local civil society organizations. The Extractive Industries Governance (EIG) program is focused on both primary actor work and on building local actors’ capacity to advocate for improved governance to ensure that natural resources provide greater benefits to the Congolese people.
    The Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Center’s Extractive Industries Governance (EIG) Program in DRC as Program Manager and Director of the Lubumbashi Field Office. This is an unaccompanied position based in Lubumbashi, DRC. This position is scheduled as a two-year assignment.
    Key Responsibilities
    Representation: In close coordination with the Field Office Director (FOD) in Kinshasa, serve as the primary representative for the Carter Center’s Extractive Industries Governance Program in the DRC. Maintain productive, strategic relationships with donors, local and international civil society actors, government officials, and other relevant stakeholders. Represent the Center at identified national and international conferences and fora on extractive industries governance.
    Human Resources Management: Direct and supervise Lubumbashi office and Extractive Industries Governance Program staff, including expatriates, local staff members, interns, and volunteers. In close coordination with the FOD, manage the recruitment and onboarding of local staff members. Actively engage in the recruitment of expatriate staff in close collaboration with the FOD and Atlanta staff. Maintain an active awareness of staff needs and staffing challenges, provide guidance on the substance of and approaches in their work, and engage in professional development efforts. Promote a cooperative work environment.
    Office Operational Management: Oversee daily operations of the Lubumbashi office in accordance with the Center’s procedures, including financial management and reporting, procurement, recruitment, and other administrative and logistical tasks. Work with FOD to assure that policies and procedures are, as appropriate, consistent across TCC offices in DRC.
    Project Cycle Management: Provide leadership in the visioning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Extractive Industries Governance projects in collaboration with DRC-based program staff, the FOD, and Atlanta staff. Assist in the development of new project and funding proposals. Oversee effective and timely implementation of program activities, including managing expenditures and forecasts, monitoring work plans, and ensuring the development and management of sub-grants with civil society partners. Contribute to donor reports and ensure proper design, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
    Program Implementation: Lead the program substantively and pro-actively, contributing to longer-range direction, improved day-to-day performance, and progress toward the implementation of key recommendations to improve law, policy, and practice in the extractive sectors in DRC. Collaborate with Extractive Industries Governance Program colleagues and support them to ensure that projects are managed effectively and efficiently without sacrificing the internal capacity-building and professional development activities key to the program’s sustainability. Provide substantive guidance and direct assistance to program staff in relation to their work as primary actors in extractive industries governance as needed, notably in research, analysis, and advocacy. Mentor staff in their efforts to build the capacity of local partners to do extractive industries governance research, analysis, and advocacy.
    Communication and Reporting: Provide regular updates and oral briefings to the FOD and Atlanta staff on project activities and results, extractive industry trends and developments, and other key programmatic or operational issues. Ensure timely and effective coordination and communication between the DRC offices, civil society partners, Atlanta staff, and external stakeholders. Takes supervision from the FOD on operational, security, and representational issues, and programmatic guidance from both the FOD and Atlanta.
    Qualifications
    • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience, including management of field-based activities related to extractive industries governance and capacity building.
    • Post-graduate degree in international affairs, economics, public policy, or related field.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English.
    • Strong analysis, problem solving, and risk management skills.
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to lead and motivate diverse and multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including civil society, government, intergovernmental organizations and international donors.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience with programs related to extractive industries governance and civil society strengthening. Strong knowledge of the DRC is highly preferred; experience working in the Great Lakes is a plus.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, list of three references, and salary requirements to TCCjobsinDRC@gmail.com. When applying, please include “Lubumbashi Program Manager” and the website where you found this posting in the subject line. Only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center. No phone calls please.

    Senior Technical Cooperation Officer (Development)

    by Yona Maro  |  at  1:32 AM
    Background and Rationale
    The world is currently faced with an unprecedented 65 million refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Only one per cent returning to their country of origin and less than one percent are resettled to third countries.
    The conflict in Syria and its consequences in both the Middle East and Europe have brought to the fore the need to address forced displacement, especially protracted situations, with new and more development-oriented approaches. No longer is it a question whether forced displacement is a development challenge. This is reflected in the international community’s commitment, through the Sustainable Development Goals, that “no one will be left behind”. Without any doubt, refugees and other forcibly displaced people are among the most disadvantaged from a development perspective.
    UNHCR’s engagement with development actors has been grown significantly over the past few years, including with government ministries in countries hosting refugee populations or affected by significant internal displacement, with the World Bank and other international financial institutions, as well as bilateral donors and NGOs.
    The Senior Technical Cooperation Officer (Development) would support the institutionalization of displacement as a development issue, the move of UNHCR towards multi-year planning for solutions and strategic engagement with relevant development actors to achieve greater dignity and economic independence for refugees and other forcibly displaced people.
    Against this background, UNHCR is seeking a Senior Technical Cooperation Officer (Development) who will work as a fully-integrated member of the team in the operation for which s/he has been selected.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Working under the overall supervision of the UNHCR Representative/Deputy Representative, the Senior Technical Cooperation Officer (Development) will:
    • Support and provide technical input for the development of multi-year multi-partner UNHCR protection and solutions strategies that are innovative, development-oriented and enhance dignity, self-reliance, resilience, inclusion, improved access to basic services and the progressive realization of rights;
    • Build and maintain close ties with relevant line Ministries, financial and development institutions, as bilateral donors, the private sector and relevant civil society organizations, also facilitating the work of the Solutions Alliance and related humanitarian-development initiatives;
    • Work to include and anchor refugees, returnees and other forcibly displaced people, and UNHCR’s solutions strategies and programming, within the framework of national, regional and other area-based development planning;
    • Monitor developments and identify relevant projects and initiatives that may benefit refugees, returnees and other forcibly displaced people to UNHCR that are being undertaken by the private sector or development actors and create linkages and opportunities for partnership;
    • Monitor development financing in the country (or region) that has the potential to benefit refugees, returnees and other forcibly displaced people and, under the guidance of the Representative, advocate for their inclusion and, where appropriate, seek to secure development funding for UNHCR’s solutions and self-reliance programming;
    • Ensure that any development projects and interventions impacting on refugees, returnees and other forcibly displaced people are designed and implemented in close collaboration with UNHCR and in a manner that ensures that protection issues are addressed fully and adequately;
    • Identify and develop projects and interventions that address the knowledge and evidence gaps for comprehensive, development-oriented responses to forced displacement, in partnership with key actors;
    • Facilitate coordination and the sharing of knowledge and experience between UNHCR and development actors, and across UNHCR operations globally by documenting and disseminating good practices, also contributing to the development of specific strategies for the hand-over to national and international development partners of sustainable solutions approaches – as part of the relief-to-development nexus; and
    • Design and conduct training activities aimed at the capacity building of UNHCR and partner agency staff to achieve greater coordination, effectiveness and synergies between humanitarian and development interventions.
    Required qualifications and professional experience
    • Advanced University Degree in Development Economics, Law/International Law, Political Science, Social Science, International Relations or related field;
    • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience;
    • At least seven (7) years of demonstrable experience with development agencies; the World Bank, the African Development Bank or another international financial institution; bi/multilateral donor agencies; including working on local economic development and area-based development projects;
    • Experience with donor and stakeholder coordination;
    • Good understanding of social protection;
    • Strong understanding of data-driven processes, and ability to work with data, analytical tools, and models to conduct analyses;
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills as well as policy and development programming skills; and
    • Strong and up-to-date knowledge of development, state-building and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected situations including innovative financing.
    Desirable
    • Experience of working with the private sector;
    • Experience of working with national governments on development planning;
    • Experience of working on forced displacement issues, including with host communities in the country;
    • Experience of working with poverty reduction programmes;
    • Experience of working with synergies between the humanitarian-development nexus; and
    • Ability to facilitate humanitarian and development actors’ interactions.
    Language skills
    • Excellent English language skills, including drafting and research capabilities;
    • Working knowledge of another UN language.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Candidates who apply for this roster will be screened on a rolling basis and only those who have suitable qualifications will be invited for a written test and/or phone interview.
    Candidates who pass selection steps will be retained in the roster and contacted when a need emerges in the field. The duration of these consultancies will be between 1 and 12 months.
    In order to complete your application, please fill in all required fields and upload your P11 (word documents only, NO scanned PDFs). You can download the form from the web: www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc, and you can download supplementary sheets for your P11 here: bit.ly/P11_SupplementarySheet.

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